Nashi Argan

Hello lovelies,

Let me present you hair care brand this time, but first, let me tell you something about my hair.

I have very long, thick and stubborn hair. For most of the people, it looks amazing. I get compliments on my shiny, natural and healthy hair every time I go to the hairstylist. But what it feels like on my head is totally different from being amazing. I do confess, my hair is really healthy, and I have never had issues with drinking pills to make it grow, or extra nourishing, since it grows like crazy, without even trying too hard. But I leave that to genetics, as all of my sisters, and my mom have the thickest hair and never had trouble with hair loss. But, I'm telling you, my hair is so thick, stubborn, curly and bushlike, that I wish to have it cut, almost every time I wash it. And I do wash it quite often. It takes me half an hour in the bathroom, which for me, is just too much. I am talking about washing and combing only. When it comes to styling, it takes one hour at least. It is curly, therefore, whenever I want polished curls, I need to straighten it first, and then curl it. As I do not want to damage my hair using heat almost every day, I leave it just like it is. And it looks horrible. Like a bush on my head. I have never had it dyed, so I have naturally black hair. No, not dark brown, but black :)








I have never used fancy shampoos, masks, etc. It was always simple regime, and cheap shampoos.
But, once I tried Nashi Argan, I completely fell in love! My hair is much easier to handle, and I find combing less time consuming. It also made my natural curls look more polished, rather than frizzy looking. You could totally see my excitement on the picture below :D


All about elegance


Sariayu (Martha Tilaar)

If you haven't heard of Martha Tilaar, you should definitely check her out. I wrote about other make up brand named PAC  that Martha Tilaar owns. She is the director and owner of Sariayu cosmetics as well. I will introduce you to some of the products from Sariayu range.

First of all, for those who do not know who Martha Tilaar is, here are some interesting facts:


  • She is Indonesian president and owner of Martha Tilaar Group, that manufactures and distributes makeup and cosmetics. Her cosmetics have been produced in four different factories, employing over 5000 employees, sold mainly in Indonesia, but also in Europe, Africa and North America.
  • Sariayu make up is commited to totally natural beauty care. It offers wide range of products, that are perfect for tropical climate, and they are all made out of natural ingredients, processed by modern technology. 
  • It is suitable for warmer climate because of Indonesian women and the place they live in. As they are also modern women, that like make up and take care of their face and body, Sariayu tried to assist those women the best it can. 

Although I do not live in that kind of environment, and I do not have the same skin tone as Indonesian women, I find the natural ingredients perfect for my sensitive skin, and all the colors could be used in some way, no matter how pale I am. I could always use the darker colors for some diverse and vibrant make up looks. Make up should be also playful and fun, right? :)

p.s. I haven't tried the products yet, so stay tuned for some make up looks and reviews in the future, using some of my favourites from the collection.



  • Waterproof Mascara



Glam Lash Eyelashes

Hello lovelies,
you could see one pair of Glam Lash eyelashes in the make up look I wore in my previous post, but now, I bring you the whole collection.







Avon Matte Lipsticks

Hello lovelies,
I have recently posted picture on my Instagram of new matte lipsticks from Avon, and I promised to make swatches and review about them, so here you go.

I have tried them on only while doing shoot and swatches, so I can not guarantee that they will last a long time on your lips. I will have to wear them outside for a couple of hours to tell about their lasting performance :)

First of all, full name of these brand new lipsticks by Avon is True Color Perfectly Matte Lipsticks. There are fifteen shades in total, so everyone can find the perfect shade.

Packaging is really nice, unlike any other lipstick that I own from Avon. The tube is similar in shape to any other Avon lipstick packaging, but the tube comes in black matte finish, which is really nice.

I really like the shades I got. I think if I were to choose the shades from the whole collection, that I would choose these 4 exactly.

My general opinion about these lipsticks is that they are really creamy for a matte lipstick. When you apply them, they do not have that strange matte feeling. I would say that these are semi mat rather that matte. Except one shade. So, I think that not every shade has the same texture. The dark ones I tried were so creamy, and really hydrating, whereas the nude one was almost patchy. As you could see from the picture, it made my lips look a little bit dry, although, my lips underneath were super hydrated. It is about the finish. This neutral shade has the patchy dry finish, and it is not the one I liked the most.

Unlike some of the matte lipsticks I own, these lipsticks are really easy to remove. They also smell really nice.



Smoothie lover

Hello lovelies,
here is just one random food post. I took a couple of shots of the smoothie I made this morning. I though it would be nice to put the recipe here on blog, as I post a lot of smoothie pictures on my Instagram. Some of you asked me which ingredients I use, so here it is.

Ingredients:


  • Banana
  • Forest fruit
  • Coconut milk
  • Ground flax seed
  • Chia seeds
  • Goji berries
  • Honey
You can use whatever you want in your smoothie. It's up to you. I make different one each time. I do not like sweet smoothies, so I sometimes even skip honey. If the fruit is a little bit bitter, I put only one tablespoon of honey. When it comes to flax seeds and chia seeds, I put around one tablespoon of it. You can also put your chia seeds in the water and leave them around 10 minutes or more, before you put them in the blender.
When it comes to milk, you can use diary milk if you want to, but I do not consume diary products, therefore I always use coconut milk, and sometimes almond milk.

Blend the ingredients together, and there you go.
Perfect healthy breakfast. Refreshing and amazing! I'm totally addicted :)







All that glitters

Hello lovelies,
I wanted to show you this sequin dress in a blog post, as I didn't have enough pictures from New Year's party. I wore it that night, but, unfortunately, I didn't manage to take pictures during daytime. This time, I decided to do different make up look. Something glittery, and fierce. Cut crease which is quite wearable. Red lips would perfectly match this eye make up, but I decided to make a change this time.



Beauty Shoot

Hello lovelies,
I forgot to upload the picture and the link of the teaser of the recent short video shoot I did for Avon.
The team actually planned to do the teaser long time ago, but none of us had enough time so it was delayed. The video we did is not make up tutorial, so I don't want you to be mistaken by the video. I didn't do a step by step tutorial, but just a quick intro in the festive make up look you can create using Avon products.
 Edvin and I quickly decided to take a couple of shots as well, so here is the result of the test shot. I didn't even plan on posting it here on blog, but I decided to put it anyway.


You can watch the video here ;)



Have a lovely weekend!
Hugs and kisses
Angelica

Healthy Chocolate Protein Balls

Hello lovelies,
it's time for the recipe for all the sweet tooth junkies out there. It is healthy as well. Not only junk food is delicious. Healthy food can be delicious too.

This recipe has some ingredients which are not 100% healthy, such as chocolate, but you can use 100% dark chocolate if that is the flavor you prefer and want to make the balls 100% healthy. My option is always dark chocolate, but this time, I was making the balls for the guests, so I didn't want to use 100% dark chocolate, as some of them do not like the bitter taste of it.

Ingredients I used:

  • 500gr milk chocolate (stevia version)
  • Almond milk
  • Coconut oil
  • Honey
  • Hazelnuts
  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Plazma biscuits (and a couple of Elvita wholegrains biscuits)
  • Vanilla sugar
  • Dolcela decoratives for baking
  • Chia seeds
  • Pretzels
The mixture for protein balls is super easy. But, you will need around two hours to make 30 chocolate balls if you want to make them super polished and nice looking. As well as extra half an hour for reindeer balls. Decorating takes the most of the time. But if you like baking it will be fun and joyful.

Make the mixture out of coconut oil, honey and almond milk. Pour it into one big bowl. Hazelnuts, biscuits, walnuts, almonds, chia seeds, vanilla sugar are the ingredients that you should mix together with the liquid mixture. You will know when the mixture is perfect once you try to make the balls with your hands. You can put the mixture in the fridge for half an hour, and it will be easier to shape the balls.

For the chocolate dip, melt it over the hot boiling water. Put a little bit of almond milk and coconut oil. Once your balls are ready, dip them into the chocolate. You can decorate them with m&m's. It is up to you. I decorated mine with m&m's because there were some left, as I needed only red ones for the noses of reindeer balls. 

I used little white balls for the eyes, and pretzels for the ears. 




Waterfall Coat