Wednesday, 1 July 2015

My "ex" colleagues



I am writing this post thanks to my dearest friend and now "ex"colleague - Milla.
Milla is one of a kind person, who I met in my previous work and when I mention her in any conversation with other people, I could not pass on without saying that she is the purest and nicest creature I have ever met.

She gave me the idea to write about this interesting event we had a couple of weeks ago. The event was a  meeting of all the people that work or once have worked  in the office of " Coris International", assistance company who is providing legal, medical and technical help for the clients of  Insurance companies.

It was very unusual for my friends and current colleagues to hear about our dinner party, because most of the times when people leave certain company, they stop communicating with their peers.
This was never the case with us, because, yes - we do not meet so often, we do not communicate with everyone who work there, but we still feel a part of that team - thanks to the long hours spent together in which we were feeling that we are saving the world (while performing our everyday tasks).

Another dear friend of mine, who is now working as a supervisor of the assistance department, took care of the organization - set the date, invited most of the people and made an inquiry about the place of the meeting. Everyone was  excited, we felt like we were from a special society "The Coris Sect", we chose the place, our outfits, the menu and time went by very fast during all that.

At the night of the event I arrived at the restaurant with colleague from Coris, who I love very much -Diana. When I saw her and all the other people there I felt that I never left, that I was working today with them and we are now continuing with dinner party. It felt like home.

We were all surprised to find that at the tables in front of every chair was a paper tag, not with the name of the person who is supposed to sit there, but only his famous character traits - we had to guess which one is our chair. This was not a very easy task, but after half an hour standing we decided that it is time to risk with something and sit somewhere!
From there, the evening went by so fast that I couldn't catch up with everyone I wanted, but I had the chance to tell them that I love all of them. I was feeling strange at one point, because physically I do not belong to this company anymore, but when I returned to the moment and I looked at the smiles of the faces of all past and present colleagues, when I saw how everyone is enjoying the reunion, I could not stop my very own smile.


Cheers to all my friends!

Sunday, 17 May 2015

NEW POST! NEW FACE MASKS!



Long time no see, guys, but since I was away for a while I was able to collect a lot of new product impressions which I would be more than happy to share!

I would like to start with this new (at least new for me) face mask which I found at the drugstore and couldn't keep my excitement for it!


The formula is a very interesting combination of charcoal and black sugar. After applying it all over your face and neck, it's necessary to leave it there for 5-7 minutes, then massage it gently for a minute before rinsing it off with warm water. For short time during the scrubbing action, my face turns red and I feel the warming produced by the charcoal which is actually very pleasant.

This mask is with great detoxifying effect from the charcoal which absorbs the toxins and impurities from the skin. The black sugar serves as a scrub and removes all death skin leaving you with clean and smooth face. A great advantage to it is that it does not dryout the skin and is with great fresh smell. 

For the best effect I recommend you prepare a facial steam bath before proceeding with the mask. This would intensify the effect because it opens the pores and improves the cleaning action! My facial steam bath is very simple one. I use some dried chamomile blossoms and a pinch of a baking soda in hot water.














In conclusion to this post, I would like to introduce you to another great face product - face mask from the Korean brand Purederm with pearl extract. I use this on clean skin once a week and the improvement is visible. The pearl extract seems like a big deal in Asia and as it says on the package since long time ago it was used to protect and beautify the skin. It helps with blemishes, minimizes pores (my favorite thing!), moisturises and rejuvenates the complexion. 


This product duo of face masks is simply the best one I've tried so far and I cannot wait for your impressions!
What are your most used facial mask and why do you love them so much?
Chamomile

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Spring Salad!

In my previous post I mentioned the reason I love the smell of fresh salad. This simple meal reminds me of the coming spring. Today is an absolute snow day outside, but when we went grocery shopping for the week, we decided to invite some vitamins in our home and stocked up with vegetables and fruits. 



I made this salad for less than 15 minutes: cucumber, spring onions, lettuce is all you need. I always tear the lettuce by hand and I add a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar. We have run out of the balsamic and I used regular vinegar this time, but it was still very yummy!


I hope, you guys, had a nice pleasant Sunday evening as well! I wish you a wonderful week and 'till next time ! :)

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

February Favorites

February why you so short? I am a winter child, I was born in winter, I feel that magical things happen to me during that season and thus I love it so much. I live for the Christmas holidays and when they're finished my world is empty. Probably I will be a little sad when with this March yet another winter season is gone, but since there is something good in every day, I am beginning to look forward to the long spring evenings with the warm smell of flowers.

I associate these spring evenings also with the smell of fresh salad and grilled chicken! During that time the markets are filled with lettuce, radishes and spring onion. When I leave work I usually stop by the local grocery shop to buy some of these lovely greens and serve them with the chicken. Good times!


Ok, it is now time to continue with my February favorites: 
One great purchase from the local drugstore was  Rubella's Hollywood Star Body Scrub. It's very gentle and in the beginning I was disappointed because I am used to more scrubbing action, but when you spend some time and massage it on your rough bits it will transform your skin into smooth, soft and silky. It has a nice sugary smell to it which is a plus for all the sweet smell lovers like me.


I gravitated towards to this product a lot the past month and in the end naturally it had to be included in my February faves. This is  MUA - Undress Your Skin Highlighting Powder. There is a lot of shimmer in it but when applied on your face it is very subtle and transparent. The slight pink shade gives live to my complexion and as a whole it's a great highlighter which would complement your look in every occasion - for business work day or for night time party.


I am also very happy with my Essence Lash and Brow Mascara which is not expensive at all, but does a great job. I use it for my brows and apply it in the end, after I am done with the rest of my makeup. It sets very fast on the brows and helps to style them, but also keeps the look natural and young.

Favorite perfume this month which I believe I would use throughout spring and summer is the Bvlgari Omnia Coral. This is the perfect fresh flowery scent, not too sweet which I would use for everyday in the office. It is very light, delicate and enchanting!
I received it as a gift with another bottle of perfume and I love the compact size because it's great for travelling or just to carry it around in your purse.


And last but not least is my favorite necklace this month which is a gift from my mother. Silver and nacre is my all-time favorite combo and it could be styled with almost everything!

Do you guys have a favorite necklace which goes well with every piece of clothing?

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Yves Rocher Aluminium Free Deodorant


Overview

I was reading the other day articles about the use of conventional deodorants and how they could be all toxic and evil. The role of an anti-perspirant is to clog the pores and that way to prevent (or more likely to reduce) the sweat. This is done by the help of aluminum. The drawback to that? -  It blocks the purge of toxins and they remain in our body 


Therefore, ever more people are searching for aluminum free deodorants that would be as effective as the conventional once. In my opinion this is hardly possible since the natural product could not fight with the sweat, it only neutralizes the smell from the bacteria which was produced by it.
Nevertheless, being the hypochondriac I am, I decided to risk beauty in the name of my health!
I was looking for non-commercial, aluminum free deodorant and I was pleased to find one by Yves Rocher at  Debenhams store. This deodorant is with more natural ingredients, like extract from almond and aloe vera, the formula is gentle to the skin, it is free of alcohol, aluminum salts, parabens and is vegan friendly because it does not contain any animal ingredients in it.


My Impressions

I love the smell of it because it is fresh and sweet at the same time, you can definitely feel the almonds in there...yummy!  It doesn't take much time to absorb, just apply it on your skin, wait a few seconds and you are ready to put your clothes on. For the record: I am testing this deodorant during winter time, when the temperature is below zero and I rarely sweat for this reason, but I made everything possible to receive real results here. I walked all day by foot doing shopping and I used the public transport to get back home. The heat in the bus was enormous and I was smashed between other people in my big chunky sweater and my coat on. This product I must say passed the test. I do not know how Yves Rocher did it, but they made a great aluminum free deodorant which is with long lasting scent (even longer than my conventional one) and I do not feel sweaty after the busy day! This surprised me a lot and I am aluminum-free convert.

I recommend this product to anyone who is looking for more natural deodorant and I would be happy to hear your impressions on it :)

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Ziaja Goat's Milk Body Lotion and Day Cream Review

Ziaja is relatively new brand on the Bulgarian market and I think I first came across their products in a local drugstore one year ago. I was attracted by the clear and minimal packaging and I especially liked the Goat's milk line. Since I'm Capricorn, the picture of the silver goat on them was my favorite and in my head these products were meant for me.

After using the Goat's milk body lotion for a while I am ready to share my impressions on it.
It is with medium thick consistency and for best results it needs to be massaged for a minute or two before it absorbs, but it is very effective for winter time, when my skin is dry and irritated. This product does a great job smoothing it and even healing it. After I apply it in the morning my skin feels soft and protected from the cold weather the whole day till the moment I wash it away. I like the smell, because it is very standard clean smell, it reminds me of fresh soap, Dove-like smell.


My favorite is the Goat's Milk day cream. It leaves the same delicate smell as the lotion on you and moisturizes your face like nothing else. Another plus is that it absorbs immediately and I apply the foundation very easy after that. It says that it is good for dry and wrinkle prone skin, which is a big advantage on the anti-wrinkle front. I definitely recommend trying this cream, because it is a very good basic cream which would surpise you with its effectiveness.


 Do you have a favorite day cream? Let me know which one you would recommend me. :)

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Good For The Skin Products: Bioderma Sensibio, Freeman Facial Mask and Health Cream Review


My skin care routine has always been very simple with easy to follow steps and a few products to use.
In this post I would like to share with you some tested and trusted goodies which you can always find on my shelf.




Avocado and Oatmeal Facial Clay Mask from FREEMAN

Once a week I treat myself to a good face mask which  helps me deep clean those pores! Right now I am using the Avocado and Oatmeal Clay Mask from Freeman. It was suggested to me by a close friend a couple of years ago and since then I use it regularly and I am very happy with the results. Thanks to it my skin feels very clean and it is not too dry after I wash it off. The consistency is tick, green, without any particular smell, it sets very fast on your face and I keep it on there for about 20 minutes before rinsing it off. I use it once a week, often on Sundays. I am with very oily t-zone and my skin suffers a lot of blackheads, but since I started using it, these problems have really diminished.

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution

The micellar water I use is Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution and I feel that it doesn't need me reviewing it, because this water is so well recognized and its effectiveness and quality have worldwide approval. For me there is no better product for cleaning eye makeup. Bioderma micellar water is very gentle and removes mascara so quickly without a lot of rubbing around the eye area. The feeling after using it is very refreshing, there is no artificial smell in it and it doesn't dry up my skin.

Bioderma Sensibio Eye Contour Gel

I recently repurchased the Bioderma Sensibio Eye Countur Gel and I must say that this is my favorite eye cream/gel, because of the light formula, it absorbs in your skin almost immediately which is big plus and makes it a good base for your concealer. If your eye area is dry and puffy this is very useful product, because it is moisturizing and soothing, and reduces puffiness.



Cream Zdrave from Aroma

Cream "Zdrave" ("Health") is special cream sold in Bulgaria by the brand Aroma. The uniquenеss of this product is that it helps with most of the skin problems: blemishes, sores, irritations and this is my best weapon against the evil herpes which I often get after a cold. I was curious to know more about the formula in this miracle blue box and as I read about it I was impressed and decided to share it with you (Information source here). There are no allergens, parabens or chemicals included, it contains zinc oxide (which has a soothing, healing, anti-inflammatory and skin drying effect), UV filter (protects the skin from the sun), vaseline and lanolin (for nourishing impact), bee wax (improves blood circulation), antibiotic and antimicrobial action (they have regenerative effect on diseased cells). Health cream saved me so many times, that I always need to have it in my home, at the office and even in my purse. Our relationship is so strong that if I have to choose between this cream and any other product, I would probably end up with my Health cream.