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Review: Soft Clean Powder – Arkana Skincare

One brand that I met at Cosmoprof was Arkana, a polish skincare brand that I have been enjoying a lot lately. The Soft Clean Powder from Arkana was my favorite product from this brand, because it’s a facial cleanser that is in powder texture, it’s so cool!

Check my full review on the Soft Clean Powder from Arkana, a skincare product I really liked, you can also watch a video where I show this and other products from this beauty brand.

 

•Soft Clean Powder from Arkana:

Arkana Soft Clean Powder Review

It became my favorite product from Arkana and it’s also the one from this brand I was the most excited to try and do I tell you, it actually lived up to the expectations.

It has the different kind of product feeling that I love, but I also really like the quality of this facial cleanser. When in contact with water, it gets a soft texture that cleans my face well. It’s just a cleanser, it won’t remove makeup, so don’t forget to remove your makeup before this step.

This product is recommended for sensitive and delicate skin, as well as irritated skin by chemical peel treatments or excessive sun exposure. It’s also hypoallergenic.

 

Arkana Soft Clean Powder Review

 

The Soft Clean Powder has many active ingredients such as amino-acid, aloe vera, Allantoin (hydrates, smoothes and removes dead cells), Salicylic Acid (clears and unclog pores, exfoliates dead cells and it has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties), lemon extract (rich in natural vitamin C and with antioxidant qualities) and cornstarch (that absorbs the excess of sebum and mattifies the skin, being adequate also for oily skin).

It leaves my skin soft and smooth, I have oily skin and it doesn’t make my skin oily, but it also doesn’t dry it out, but I always apply a moisturizer day and night after washing my face so I can get it moistened and hydrated even after using products for oily skin (oily skin also needs hydration).

 

The coolest thing about this product is that it’s in powder! I always wanted to try a facial powder cleanser since I’ve heard about them a few years ago from asian brands, but I didn’t have my hand on any before the Soft Clean Powder from Arkana. Here’s how the texture looks like when dry:

Soft clean powder from Arkana

When you have wet hands and then get a bit of the powder on your hands, it transforms the powder texture into a foam/liquid kind of texture that’s easy to apply and very comfortable. It’s also a very no-mess kind of product.

You can see better this texture on my video review of the Arkana skincare products I had tried, the Soft Clean Powder is the first one I talk about on the video:

 

Another interesting fact about the Soft Clean Powder from Arkana is that since it’s in a powder texture, I love to take it when I’m traveling, because it’s much easier to carry than a liquid facial cleanser would be.


Nivea Creme Review

The Nivea Creme is one of those products that is very budget friendly and so useful to always have one around, famous for its tin packaging, it’s one of those products that I’m always using and repurchasing it, I use all year round, after all, it is a multipurpose product and a very versatile one.

Nivea Creme: Review

The Nivea Creme is a body and face cream that’s a more of concentrated moisturizer and is suitable for all skin types. But it’s not that kind of moisturizer you put on the whole body, I use on the parts where the skin is usually drier, like on the heels.

 

• Nivea Creme: Review and Some Tips

Nivea Creme Review

Nivea Creme is no less than 100 years old!

What the brand says:

Its formula contains high content of glycerin and Eucerit, a unique moisturizing natural ingredient for the skin. It has a high level of hydration and is not comedogenic, and can be used on all parts of the body and face by children and adults.

 

• How I use the Nivea Creme

The brand says that the product can be used on any part of the body or even the face (just be very carefully if you have oily skin, do not put it all across your face!), I’ll tell you a bit about how I use this product and its results.

I advise using it mainly on the drier regions of the body, as it is a more concentrated moisturizer, more like the texture of a butter and not as thin as a lotion.

Nivea Creme Review

Another use of this product that I began to make some time ago was to use it on the lips too, I bought here in Italy on a cold winter in which I had just arrived from Brazil and I had forgotten to bring a lip balm. With the cold, my lips were starting to get more dry, when I saw a tin of Nivea Cream on the market soon I thought: I think that’s gonna solve my problem! And I actually really liked the results that I apply it every night until today, regardless of the season, I take a little of the product to apply on my lips before bed or sometimes twice a day if my lips are too dry in the winter.

On that same winter also I decided to apply it in some points of my face, like in the tip of the nose that began to peel a little bit because of the cold weather and in a few days, it had already helped enough to make my skin hydrated and normal again. Just be very careful not to apply this cream everywhere in your face, do not exaggerate and do not apply where it’s not needed, to you can avoid some over hydration and not run the risk of appearing a pimple anywhere.

Creme Nivea, $ 7.70.

On the heels I apply this cream every single night, regardless of the season or if I already had a moisturizing lotion after having a shower, I still always apply this cream before bed every night. It helps to keep the heel moisturized and soft, of course if the skin is already too dry, it’s not going to make a miracle and solve the problem overnight, but with a continued use of the product, it makes your skin softer again. If that’s your situation, I recommend going for a feet scrub first and the use the Nivea Cream to keep it soft later.

* This product was bought by myself and here is my true and honest review.


Esxence Milano and my TOP 5 Fragrances

A whole fair dedicated especially to the fragrances market, this is the Esxence Milano that took place here in Milan, also know as the fragrance week. A beauty fair with amazing scents from all over the world, where I met new brands and several irresistible fragrances.

Esxence is a perfumery fair dedicated to artistic perfumery and in this edition, it has brought perfumes from Italy and 16 other countries: France, United Kingdom, Spain, United States, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Ireland, Turkey, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Morocco.

Esxence milano perfumes

Esxence Milano 2017

 

• Esxence Milano 2017:

Esxence Milano

209 brands participated in this edition of perfume week here in Milan, the theme of this edition was the Garden of Eden (Giardino dell’Eden in Italian), seeking to create a “magical” place between reality and imagination.

In addition to presenting various brands of perfumes, in this edition were 190 brands of fragrances and 19 of skincare and makeup, Esxence Milano also hold some events and conferences about the world of perfumes.

Esxence Milano is a fair dedicated to various audiences: professionals in the field, press and even the general public who is passionate about perfume.

With so many fragrances, choosing just 5 of them was not an easy task, but I chose the ones that personally pleased me the most with their mix of scents.

 

• TOP 5 Perfume at Esxence Milano:

• Les Amoureux de Peynet – Molinard:

Perfume Les Amoureux da Molinard

Do you know when it is “love at first sight,” I mean, at the first smell? This was one of my favorite perfumes at Esxence Milano. One of Molinard’s new launching, Les Amoureux perfume de Peynet is a fresh scent, with delicate spicy ginger notes. And it was created as an emotional tribute from the perfumer to the artist, the illustrator of Les Amoureux!

Top notes: Orange bergamot, tangerine, grapefruit, money

Middle notes: Petitgrain, Ginger, Nutmeg, Jasmine
Base notes: Woody, Vetiver, Amber, Musk

 

• Seduction 2 from AK Parfumerie France:

Seduction 2 - AK France

 

With such a pink packaging, AK Parfumerie’s Seduction 2 perfume is a sweet fragrance. In general, sweet perfumes are not my favorites, but this one brings a combination that pleased me, probably because it also has some citrus notes.

Top notes: tangerine, raspberry, orange blossom, cinnamon

Middle notes: sandalwood, cedar wood, pink, violet

Base notes: vanilla, biscuit, benjoin, white musk

 

• Jolie from Bahoma London:

Jolie - Bahoma London

With a woody floral fragrance, the Jolie Eau de Toilette from Bahoma London was one of the brand’s new launching for this year.

Top notes: bergamot, orange leaf and peach

Heart notes: peony, violet, magnolia, lily-of-the-valley, rose, jasmine and galbanum

Base notes: patchouli, sandalwood, cedar and white musk.

 

• Vanille-Benjoin from Affinesence Paris:

Perfume Vanille Benjoin da Affinessence

With a combination of two types of vanilla, the Affinityence Paris’s Eau de Parfum Vanille-Benjoin is part of a special collection created just with base notes.

With Tahitian Vanilla Absolute and Madagascan Vanilla Absolute, the fragrance gains a blend with Siamese Benzoin, a fragrance from Laos that has high balsamic value and notes of almonds.

 

• K2 from Bahoma London:

Bahoma London

Bahoma London has some feminine and other unisex fragrances, as its the case with K2. It is a fresh and very citrus Eau de Toilette.

Top notes: lemon, mandarin, cardamom and petitgrain;

Middle notes: neroli, mint and sage;

Base notes: benzoin, patchouli and musk.


Braided hairstyles: 50 Gorgeous Braids

For parties or on the day to day life, braided hairstyles and braids are so beautiful! Sometimes they seem to be tricky to do, some may even be hard to do, but other hairstyles with braids just seem to be difficult to recreate, but they are actually very easy and simple braids to do. Since braided hairstyles are simply beautiful, I picked 50 braided hairstyle to inspire you and several of them have tutorials that will teach you step-by-step on how to make those gorgeous braids and hairstyles.

50 Braided Hairstyles and Braids

The braided hairstyles and braids look gorgeous for any occasion, just choose the right hairstyle and the perfect braid for each occasion.

Hairstyles with looser or deconstructed braids, which are super trendy, are beautiful for the day to day life, but nothing prevents them from being used in more informal parties or even for going out at night, like a incredibly pretty braided hairstyle for a dinner or even to go dancing with your girlfriends. The most sophisticated braided hairstyles are ideal as hairstyles for parties and weddings, when you can also wear accessories such as tiaras to complete your look.

When we talk about braids and braided hairstyles, creativity is the limit. There are so many ways to wear them and countless braided hairstyles we can do. If you have a party or you just want to wear something different on your hair for going to work or studying, the braids are definitely an amazing option.

So here are 50 Braided Hairstyles and braids: 25 of them are braided hairstyles for the day and 25 braids are for parties and special nights.

• 25 Braided Hairstyles for day time:

Braids: 50 braided hairstyles Amber Fillerup

Of the 25 braided hairstyles for the day time, almost half of them are from Amber Fillerup, she has a blog and teaches tutorials of these incredible hairstyles with braids and always creates several beautiful braids, her blog is BareFoot Blonde. The next 11 braided hairstyles are also hers:

 

Braided hairstyle on a updo | 50 Braids

2 braids: braided hairstyle

Braided hairstyle by Amber Fillerup

Braided hairstyle: Side braid

Cute braided hairstyles

Fishtail braid: 50 Braided Hairstyles

 

To make your braided hairstyle even more beautiful, you can add some accessories.

Get the look:

 

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