If you are an active Instagram or Youtube consumer, you may have most likely heard of different "vitamin gummies" that claim faster hair and nail growth or refreshed skin or whatever. Being a health-nut, I've always been curious to try one of these gummies especially since I am terrible when it comes to pill-taking. My main problem was that none of them were vegan-friendly.
I then discovered these Swiss-made and vegan Beauty Gummies by DLSK Beauty. I was sent a 3 month #PRpackage to try out and review. This is my honest opinion after 6 weeks of trying their product. Spoiler alert: they are worth the hype.
What are SkinWinnies?
SkinWinnies are chewable vitamin supplements that are shaped like stars and peach flavored. They were developed by an FDA approved company here in Switzerland and the safety and effects of their product were approved and proven under strict regulations.
I was contacted by Biomed Organics and was kindly sent a package to review not just one but three of their products which was very kind of them. Disclaimer: Although I was sent these products for free, this is not a sponsored post and my own opinions are that....my own. I do share a promo link at the end of the review but it is just for you guys to profit from.
Why switch to natural cosmetics?
Our bodies absorb most of the chemicals that we apply on our skin, not just from skin care but also deodorants, fragrances, body washes, shampoos, makeup etc. An average woman can absorb up to 2 kilograms of chemicals per year just from skincare and cosmetics alone.
One of the most dangerous ingredients to avoid is parabens. According to Biomed Organics' website, "in a recent UK study, 99% of participants with breast cancer had paraben accumulation in their tumors". If those facts don't scare you into switching to natural, organic skin care, I don't know what will!
Day-Time Routine - Kiko Pure Clean Milk & Tone: Right after waking up, cleanse the dirt and sweat from last night off the face with this. Don‘t forget your neck and decolleté.
- Lush Breath Of Fresh Air Toner: Use this with a cotton pad and some warm water. For extra toning: Spray the toner onto your face AND on the cotton pad.
- Yves Rocher Elixir Jeunes Restructuring Care SPF 20 (Day): With clean hands, apply this lightly on the face all the way down to the decolleté.
- Lavera Illuminating Eye Cream: Apply this for under eyes and on areas where you normally highlight (on the highest points of your cheek bones, nose, middle of your forehead, under and over the brows). Since this eye cream gives off a pearly effect, it is a perfect base for highlighter after.
Quick Version of Day-Time Routine - Lush Breath Of Fresh Air Toner: Instructions as mentioned on the Day-Time Routine.
- Yves Rocher Elixir Jeunes Restructuring Care (Day): See Day-Time Routi...
Can you believe it? The world-famous, now virally sold brand Huda Beauty is truly cruelty-free! I got it gifted from Huda. Just kidding, I wish! But it really was gifted to me by one of my best friends and I couldn‘t be happier! And since the brand is cruelty-free, I thought it would be a great fit for my blog to give it a review.
This palette consists of 18 gorgeous colors with a range of cold and warm tones. Overall, the colors are highly pigmented and blend really well! Most of them have a creamy-powdery consistency and are easy to use with different types of brushes. Even though this palette looks like it is made for more glamorous days/nights, it is also very convenient to use for every-day, muted eye looks due to the huge range of nude shadows.
The first 7 colors from the top left (Dubai, Fling, 24K, Rose Gold, Trust Fund, Angelic, #Blessed) are glittery foil colors. Believe me when I say: girl, they are pigmented! Finally, I can have glitter foil eyeshadows that work w...
Contrary to popular belief, there are many ways to care for your mane as a vegan. The vegan way is to basically only use vegan & cruelty-free brands and/or plant-based DIYs.
I will divide this post up according to different treatments. Don’t worry, all the brand recommendations are found in European countries. If you’re not from a European country, some brands are worldwide (e.g. Lush, Nivea) and otherwise, you can always follow a DIY 😊
You may wonder: what the heck are root masks? The definition is literally spelled out: they are masks to be used at the scalp. Their functions vary obviously depending on the brands and lines. Most root masks are made to either moisturize the scalp, treat dandruff, promote hair growth or improve the scalp skin overall.
Here are some of my brand tips:
Lush Superbalm Scalp Treatment (28.50 CHF at Lush)
Mini-Review -- Since it is a thick balm, I only use it on the areas, where the hairs are most pulled when I make a ponytail (which is eve...