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Nelipot Mladizhen and Shverkaj

I’m always on the lookout for natural beauty and personal hygiene products. For example, I don’t believe that toothpaste formulas (any formulas, really) need to contain sodium lauryl sulfate in order to clean our teeth thoroughly. I don’t deny that “lab-made” ingredients provide some safety that essential oils can’t but if I have a choice, I’ll choose a more natural product. When natural personal hygiene meets small business like Nelipot, I prickle my ears.

Nelipot is a Slovenian brand that came into focus with their deodorant Nelipot Basic. A crucial element in their initial country-wide success seems to be due to the owners’ appearance in the television show called Štartaj, Slovenija! on the Pop TV channel, some time in 2015 or 2016. Fast-forward to the present, Nelipot products are sold at Spar and on Nelipot’s own website.

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At the BBMU conference, I met the brand owners and had a lovely chat with them. As with (other) indie brands, I appreciate their end consumer-oriented business and the fact that they started making products for themselves first, before making them available to a wider audience.

The two products they gave me are a sample of their Mladizhen deodorant and the Shverkaj tooth powder.

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Arcana Fille de Joie

Arcana is known for its peach scents and Fille de Joie is probably the most loved and coveted of the bunch. In my experience, it’s sold out as soon as it hits the shelves (I will forever be grateful to the Pretty Indulgent owner for making the buying process easier for me). Now, is the hype justified?

Arcana Fille de Joie 

Delicate lavender marshmallows and yellow peaches cured in a vanilla absolute bottle.

Arcana Fille de Joie

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Project Pan 2018: Mindfully Using Products Up

To be completely honest, I’m not the biggest fan of new-in posts or empties posts. They either look unappealing photography-wise (empty products aren’t really elegant, are they?) or they can come across as vain. However, in light of manic consumerism and the feeling that you need to have at least three (five, ten?) pro-level eyeshadow palettes to create a decent look, it’s high time we get ourselves together and work on using our products up instead of mindlessly buying them.

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I’m not pretending this post is going to change people’s ways – projects like this one have existed for quite a few years now – but I’m going to use it as a reminder to work with what I have on hand and learn a few things along the way. I will try to mindfully use products; noting what using them makes me feel like, what I like or dislike about them, and whether they’re just fine or actually good items. If anyone wants to join me on my journey, you’re more than welcome to. As always, you can leave a comment and share your thoughts on this subject. You can expect project pan updates every month or so but you can also follow my Facebook page for more frequent updates. Tag along and share your progress with me!

Pan Project 2018: What I Will Be Using Up

I’ve lined up 12 products that I will attempt to use up completely in 2018. Some will be quite easy to finish because they’re samples or nearly empty anyway. When a product gets used up I’ll replace it with another product to keep going until December. Wish me luck! 🙂

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The Body Shop Body Butter review

I think I wouldn’t be wrong in saying that The Body Shop is best known for its Body Butters. I’ve already tried their Shea Butter one many moons ago and it left a good impression on me. That’s what I was most excited about upon hearing the news that The Body Shop would finally arrive to Slovenia. More body butter options? Bring them on!

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I was lucky enough to receive their Frosted Berries Body Butter in mini size at the BBMU conference in November 2011. I was very much interested in how it would work, whether the formula was still as good as it was five years ago. As for the British Rose Body Butter, I received a Christmas gift from The Body Shop Slovenia (thank you!). This gift was a selection of mini-sized products such as lipstick, face mask, serum, cream and perfume.

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ILNP Birefringence

One of the reasons why I’m interested in indie makeup is unusual colours, special shimmer, shifting holo or shifting colours etc. ILNP Birefringence is a polish that fits the bill perfectly. ILNP is an American boutique nail polish brand that makes great multi chrome and holographic polishes. The first two ILNP polishes that I’ve bought are Happily Ever After, a silver lilac holographic polish with silver flakes, and My Private Rainbow (Linear + Scattered), a holographic top coat. In this post, however, I’ll review an absolute stunner called Birefringence.

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ILNP Birefringence

Birefringence is a chromatic nail polish that shifts through blue, teal, violet, pink, purple and gold. It belongs to the brand’s collection of “ultra chrome” polishes that all magically shift from one colour to another. They don’t need a base colour to fully “pop”, which is certainly great for us impatient souls who can’t apply 3+ layers of polish and do nothing for long. 😉

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The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid in Nairobi Camellia

If there’s a list of brands I have never thought would come to Slovenia, The Body Shop would be among the first few. And yet, The Body Shop is here, although with only an online store for the time being. They kind gave us, bloggers, a goodie bag at the BBMU conference (and later also a small Christmas present – thank you once again!) and here’s the first TBS review of the lot!

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid in Nairobi Camellia

This matte liquid lipstick was a pleasant surprise. Its light formula is a dream to wear because it’s so light you forget you have anything on your lips. I’m glad it doesn’t crumble or get sticky (like Sleek Matte Me liquid lipstick in Shabby Chic). On me, it lasts for over 4 hours but it does start disappearing from the inner rims of my lips if I eat something fatty or drink a lot.

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