Thursday, August 6

Natural Cosmetics Herbio




Today I am publishing my post bilingually – because I have never done that before and I am writing about products from Slovenian company Herbio.

I have always liked the idea of healthy living, but I enjoyed eating desserts, ice cream, pizzas and other unhealthy food too much to be a 100% in it. But there is this whole other side of me, where I love running, working out, eating fruit and veggies, fish and healthy versions of ice cream, pizzas and other fast food. I have learnt trough the years on how to make my favourite foods in a healthy way and I love that way more. But I also realises it is not about being 100%, it is about having a balance between healthy choices and occasional less healthy choices that you want so bad. Sacrificing everything that you love cannot be healthy in any way, am I right? So here I am, making choices one day at a time and loving it.

At about 22 years old I started worrying about the health and beauty of my skin. I have never had problems with my skin before, so I never give much attention to which products I am using and what would benefit my skin. Then one day my skin just started to get irritated over night and I started to get pimples on my forehead. I was confused and started to research different skin types and products. I figured out I have dry skin and the best products for me are all natural cosmetics. A lot of other products have been giving me skin irritation and I felt awful. Well since then I have tried number of different products and I have found a few that work wonders form my skin. Taking good care of your skin will prevent premature ageing, which is awesome. Who would want wrinkles before 30 or 35? I mean, I am all for ageing gracefully, but why not help your skin to look great and young, if you can. Also, I am in first trimester of my pregnancy (feeling blessed and so happy it is ridiculous) and I am even more concerned about what kind of products I am using. I really don´t want to use products with ingredients I cannot even pronounce. The newest edition of my natural cosmetics are Herbio products

The first product my eyes were drawn to was Herbio invigorating facial mask. In my teen years I was obsessed with facial masks, always making different ones at home (with avocado, eggs, honey, yogurt – you name it). All the mess I made was always worth that 10 minutes of bliss when I had my facial mask on. Anyway, now i prefer not making messes at home and just buying great natural herbal facial masks.
Herbio invigorating facial mask is great for my dry skin, because of its moisturising effect. It is suitable for all skin types otherwise. Apply on clean face and leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse it off with water.  My skin looks so fresh and toned after this facial mask. I love it! The mask contains extract of ivy, menthol, bio hyaluronic acid and panthenol. So if you hate the smell of menthol, you will not be the biggest fan of this facial mask – but it is really not strong, i swear. I am not a fan and I do not hate the smell, it gives me a sense of freshness.

Positive properties of ivy
Ivy is an otherwise poisonous plant, but has been used for healing purposes since antiquity. In Greek and Roman mythology they drew it above the door of a pub, which meant that they are serving good wine. Interesting, is not it? In today's time it is used for treatment of skin diseases and it is an important ingredient of the majority of anti-cellulite creams. 


Positive properties of menthol
Menthol is used in cosmetics mainly because of its cooling effect and a painkiller effect. Excellent to relieve skin irritation and problems with skin burns. It also accelerates regeneration of damaged tissues.


Positive properties of bio hyaluronic acid
For its exceptional moisturising power it is known as "natural sponge" or "moisture magnet". It instantly softens the skin, it moisturises, tightens, nourishes and smooths wrinkles. Above all, it also has anti-inflammatory effect.


Positive properties of panthenol
It moisturises the skin, stimulates cell division and anti-inflammatory. The skin forms a coenzyme A, which is an irreplaceable and essential to the operation, development and renewal of skin cells.

All together, great ingredients. I give Herbio invigorating mask all points (with a small minus, because I love fruit and not herbal scents - but you cannot expect excellent effects of herbs from a fruit mask). Its attractive packaging is sufficiently large (50ml) so it lasts for a longer period of time, which is another big plus from me, because I am not a fan of shopping for cosmetics. I am just not that kind of girl.

Herbio pays 1 Euro from each sold Herbio herbal hand cream for work centre Muta - perhaps because I am more sensitive because of my pregnancy, every charity seems really nice to me. Less selfishness and more happiness for this world. The products do not contain parabens and are not tested on animals!

Take a look of Herbio website and have a nice day!

Naravna kozmetika Herbio



Poživljajoča maska Herbio 

Pisanje v slovenskem jeziku na blogu ni značilno zame, pa vendar - tokrat objavljam dvojezično. 
Vedno mi je bila všeč ideja o »zdravem življenju«, vendar preveč uživam v majhnih pregrehah (sploh desertih), da bi se temu popolnoma posvetila. Odrekanja niso pogosto na mojem seznamu opravil. Vendar sem kljub temu leta in leta počasi zamenjevala nezdrave stvari z »bolj« zdravimi. Pri zdravem načinu življenja ne gre za 100% predanost pravilni prehrani, športu in uporabi naravne kozmetike. Gre za zdravo razmerje med pravilnimi življenjskimi navadami in uresničevanju svojih želja – uživanju v občasnih pregrehah ali sleditvi svojim sanjam. Odrekanje te namreč ne osreči – kateri nesrečen človek je pa sploh lahko v resnici zdrav? Nekako tako se glasi moje mišljenje o zdravem življenju.

Pri 22-tih me je začelo skrbeti za zdravje moje kože. Priznam, v (zgodnejši) mladosti nisem imela veliko težav z mozolji, ogrci, rdečico in ostalimi nepravilnostmi kože. Posledično se nisem veliko ukvarjala z izdelki za kožo in me ni preveč zanimalo, kakšne izdelke uporabljam. Pred nekaj leti pa sem »malce« odrasla na tem področju in ugotovila, da je skrb za lepo in zdravo kožo še kako pomembna zame. Ne želim si nastanka prezgodnjih gubic, neželenih mozoljev in srbečice kože. Izbira pravih izdelkov mi pri tem lahko še kako pomaga.

Pred leti se je moja koža namreč nenadoma spremenila – ne vem, če je bila to posledica prehrane, kakih hormonskih sprememb ali stresa, vendar sem praktično čez noč začela opažati več in več mozoljčkov, predvsem na čelu. Nato sem se soočala še z rdečilo in srbečico kože, kar je bilo novo zame. Takrat sem se poglobila v svoje izbrane kozmetične izdelke. Veliko jih je vsebovalo meni neznane sestavine, take, ki jih nisem vedela niti pravilno izgovoriti. Prav tako je imel vsak izdelek drugega proizvajalca, kar ni imelo smisla – po navadi to ni težava, vendar od takrat naprej ostajam pri enem proizvajalcu, ko mi njihovi izdelki ustrezajo. Tako je sedaj že nekaj let. 

Po tistem sem začela uporabljati naravno kozmetiko in moja koža mi je hvaležna. Ker imam suho kožo (kar sem ugotovila šele v zgodnjih dvajsetih), sem začela uporabljati izdelke za suho kožo. Stanje moje kože se je zelo hitro popravilo in sedaj sem bolj pozorna na to, kaj nanašam na svojo kožo. 

Pred kratkim sem odkrila naravno kozmetiko Herbio, ki sem se jo odločila preizkusiti (Iskreno povedano, sem pred kratkim izvedela, da sem noseča in mi je postalo veliko bolj pomembno, kako skrbim zase). Odločila sem se preizkusiti nekaj Herbio izdelkov, ki jih sedaj uporabljam več kot mesec in pol. 
Prvi izdelek, ki mi je vzbudil zanimanje, je bila Herbio poživljajoča maska. Vedno sem oboževala različne sadne maske za obraz – najbrž edina stvar, ki sem jo z veseljem preizkušala že v svojih najstniških letih. Po receptih za domačo izdelavo zdravih mask sem ustvarila avokadovo, jajčno, jogurtovo, limonino, skutino in še veliko podobnih. Vsa packarija je bila vredna teh blaženih 10 minut, kot sem jo imela na obrazu. Ustvarjanje domačih mask za obraz sem nekako prerasla, vendar do sedaj nisem našla odlične naravne maske, ki bi jo uporabljala dlje časa. Do sedaj, seveda. Herbio poživljajoča maska je odlična za mojo kožo, saj jo osveži in navlaži. Všeč mi je predvsem to, da je lahka in da ne zateguje kože obraza. Pri suhi koži je tale nadloga pogosta in res ne maram tega občutka. Sicer je pa maska primerna za vse tipe kože. Na očiščeno kožo obraza in vratu se jo nanese s konicami prstov in pusti delovati 10 min. Ko jo sperete z vodo, je koža sveža in napeta. Maska vsebuje izvleček bršljana, mentol, bio hialuronsko kislino in pantenol. Če vam mentol ne diši, vam morda ne bo najbolj všeč. 

Pozitivne lastnosti bršljana

Bršljan je sicer strupena rastlina, vendar se v zdravilne namene uporablja že od starega veka, ko je veljal za zaščito pred hudobnimi duhovi in kot simbol zvestobe. V grški in rimski mitologiji je bil narisan nad vrati gostilno, kar je pomenilo, da tam točijo dobro vino. Zanimivo, kajne? No, danes se ga uporablja za zdravljenje kožnih bolezni in je prisoten v večini anticelulitnih krem. Sicer ne razumem najbolje, katero izmed teh pozitivnih lastnosti se nanaša na poživljajočo masko, ampak kljub temu dobro vedeti.

Pozitivne lastnosti mentola

Mentol se v kozmetičnih izdelkih uporablja predvsem zaradi svojega hladilnega učinka in protibolečinskega delovanja. Odličen je za lajšanje draženja kože in težavah z opeklinami. Deluje pa tudi na prevodnost žil in tako pospeši obnovo poškodovanega tkiva. 

Pozitivne lastnosti bio hialuronske kisline

Ima izjemno vlažilno moč, saj lahko zadrži večko količino vode od lastne teže in je zato znana tudi kot »naravna spužva« ali »magnet za vlago«. Kožo hipoma zmehča, navlaži, napne, jo nahrani, antioskidantno zaščiti in zgladi gube. Poleg vsega pa ima tudi protivnetne učinke. 

Pozitivne lastnosti pantenola

Kožo vlaži, pospešuje delitev celic in deluje protivnetno. V koži tvori koencim A, ki je nenadomestljiv in bistven pri delovanju, razvoju in obnavljanju kožnih epiteljskih celic.

Vse skupaj se sliši kar privlačno za kožo, kajne? Herbio poživljajoči maski dajem vse točke (z manjšim minusom, ker obožujem sadne in ne zeliščne vonje – vendar ne moreš pričakovati odličnih učinkov zelišč od sadnih mask). Pakiranje je privlačno in dovolj veliko (50ml) za dlje časa, kar je še en velik plus z moje strani, saj nisem ljubiteljica nakupovanja kozmetičnih izdelkov. 

Pri Herbio mi je všeč tudi, da namenijo 1 evro od vsake prodane Herbio zeliščne kreme za roke za varstveno delovni center Muta – morda zato, ker sem bolj občutljiva zaradi nosečnosti, vendar se mi vsaka dobrodelnost zdi res lepa. Manj sebičnosti in več sreče za ta svet. Izdelki ne vsebujejo parabena in nekaj, kaj je pomembno veliko ženskam: niso testirani na živalih!

V glavnem, spletno stran Herbio se vam res splača pogledati.

Friday, July 3

New Artsy Paper Prints and Design for Arts and Crafts

Hello lovelies,

I have been absent for a while but not because I stopped blogging - I am working on a new, fresh, better blog called NeverMind! I am very excited about it and am inviting you great readers to check it out. It is a very versatille blog about arts & crafts, motivation, beauty, fashion, health, lifestyle and much more.
http://nevermindnm.blogspot.com/
In adition to NeverMind, we have also opened an ETSY SHOP called ShopNeverMind (such a creative name, I know :P). And we are very thankfull to all the awesome people who have been visiting our shop and checking out our shop. We just love it when you come by :)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShopNeverMind?ref=hdr_shop_menu
Here are some cool stuff you can get in our shop - and make yourself or others a great scrapbooking album, memories table, cute notebooks and SO MUCH MORE :) There is no limit to what you can do, really.

Digital paper with different patterns

My favourite thing to do is cut this cute patterns into shapes and frame them so that my picture wall looks even better with a few cool prints hanging there and not just family pictures.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/233842083/sweet-digital-paper-pack-digital?ref=shop_home_active_15
https://www.etsy.com/listing/233884202/sweet-digital-paper-beach-colors?ref=shop_home_active_18
https://www.etsy.com/listing/236364438/summertime-digital-paper-summer-ice?ref=shop_home_active_8
https://www.etsy.com/listing/234994709/vintage-tea-party-digital-paper-greys?ref=shop_home_active_13

Digital tags

Tag every gift you ever give to someone with a personal note.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/234996019/digital-tags-vintage-tea-party-digital?ref=shop_home_active_11
https://www.etsy.com/listing/234995767/digital-tags-vintage-tea-party-greys?ref=shop_home_active_12

 Digital print

Cool prints for your cool rooms :)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/236508475/ice-cream-print-ice-cream-quote-art-pink?ref=shop_home_active_6
https://www.etsy.com/listing/236618938/ice-cream-print-ice-cream-quote-art?ref=shop_home_active_5
https://www.etsy.com/listing/238350116/cake-digital-print-cake-quote-cake-print?ref=shop_home_active_2

Someday we hope we will even be doing cool stuff like this

But for now we are trying our best to keep up with our blog posts and work on our designs in our spare time. It is all good, because we love doing it! :)

Have a great Summer!

Maja 

Thursday, May 28

Home Design: Live in The Era of Mad Men

Make it simple but significant. 
Don Draper
Mad MenAn American period drama about society of 1960´s, highlighting cigarette smoking, sexism, feminism, drinking, homophobia, adultery, antisemitism and racism. (Wiki) An awesome TV series which aired their last episode more than a week ago. They made the interior design of 1960´s, mid-century modern, very popular again, so that's awesome.

Mid-century modern is all about simplicity, nostalgia and comfort. In that uncertain era it was important for people to have a sense of connection and security in their homes - tough times produce innovative designs out of necessity. 

Here are some tips on HOW TO CREATE THE STYLE OF MAD MEN IN YOUR HOME!

Mad Men (Season 5)
Don and Megan Draper's Apartment - Mad Men - Season 5 - Photo Credit: Michael Yarish/AMC

1. Pick the Right Colours

For mid-century modern colours should be darker neutral tones combines with saturated accent colours. You should follow the 60-30-10 rule; 60% dominant base colour, 30% secondary colour, and 10% accent colour.

2. Less Is More

Keep in mind to keep your design simple. No unnecessary details or clutter.

3. Wood details

Mid-Century Walnut Credenza Dresser

4. Let There Be Light




Mid-Century Ivory Ceramic Lamp

5. Embrace Patterns And Textures

Mid-Century Modern Sofa by Kroehler


6. Retro Art 


Retro Style Sunburst Clock

These are some great elements of recreating the MAD MAN home interior design. But you should always put a little bit of you into your home, make your own interior design mix and match with what speaks to you. People are not black and white when it comes to design, we like different elements of different interior design styles. So here is how I would add mid-century style to my own taste.

My Mix and Match Examples

 

1. Home Office


Womb Chair with Ottoman, Chandelier and Desk are from Chairish, Rug is from Love4home and Cabinet from IKEA

 2. Living Room

Sofa is from Chairish, Cabinet, Lamp and Ottoman from IKEA, Rug and Pillow from Love4home

I hope you like it.

Also, I am taking this opportunity to invite you to check out NeverMind, a new blog about style, fashion, motivation, event planning and design! It is a team effort and we are very pleased and excited about new beginnings and ideas.
http://nevermindnm.blogspot.com/


With love,


Maja