15.4.16

Kjaer Weis Cream Blushes & Highlighter First Impression



I am loving cream based & organic beauty products at the moment and slowly transitioning to wearing mostly "green beauty products" and let me tell you; it's not really as easy as it sound but finding great quality products that won't ruin your skin is a challenge. I have wasted so much money buying skincare products that will help my sensitive / acne prone skin and have pretty much tried most brands out there but my skin will never be perfect. I am thrilled upon discovering green beauty products that did not break me out from brands like RMS Beauty, Ilia, Tata Harper and now I would like to add Kjaer Weis to that list.  



Kjaer Weis is a green cosmetic line created by Danish makeup artist Kirsten Kjaer Weis, a brand that aims to provide beauty without compromising your health and the environment. It's officially almost a week since I have only been using Kjaer Weis Cream Blushes & Highlighter and I must say I am smitten and time to give an honest opinion ;)



Embrace is a pale / nude pink without any shimmer which adds a nice healthy glow to my face. Seeing the swatches and pictures from their website I was not sure if it was going to work with my medium skintone and I thought it would be a bit too light for me but not. I have been working out a lot by the beach and got a bit tanned but it still work for me, it actually looks like a lighter version of Blossoming on me. It's very natural and have been my perfect go-to blush when I don't feel like wearing base, the texture is creamy and very easy to blend. I like to use my finger to dab a few dots  (a little goes a long way) on the apple of my cheeks and blend it upward using a stippling brush.


Blossoming is describe as "a rosy tone / mauve" according to Net-A-Porter.  I love how it looks on my bare face and it truly does gives a natural "I just finished working out look" (but I was told I look like I got sunburned in a good way, ha!). It is very hydrating comparing it to my RMS Lip2Cheek I prefer the Kjaer Weis Cream Blushes because they are a bit more creamier and when applied it looks very natural and I guess not sticky? 



Radiance is a shimmery champagne / warm pearl highlighter which glides on like silk on my skin, the texture of this is slightly rough not quite like the undetectable RMS Beauty Living Luminizer but there is something more about this highlighter that makes me reach for it more often than my Living Luminizer.

I have read many good reviews about this highlighter it's apparently a bestseller and a product to try if you adore cream highlighters, I do. I have been in love with the RMS Beauty Living Luminizer and I could not rave more about it, it gives me that "lit from within look" and I could say the same about Radiance. 





I'm wearing Blossoming in this picture, not sure if you could really see it I am a little too tanned right now and was wearing only a bit for a natural look.


In terms of packaging, these beauties are quite on the heavy side. Don't get the wrong idea but I like the mirrored metal design but I prefer to be able to carry my beauty products on my purse for re-touching but they these are just on the heavy side to carry them all at once. It's looks really chic but I honestly would prefer a much lighter purse-friendly packaging. Have I mentioned that they are eco-friendly too? you can just purchase a refill when you finish the product which costs a bit less than buying a new compact.

 In terms of prices? well here comes the part I was dreading to mention, they are on the more expensive side but since you are paying for the quality of a product that does not contain harmful chemicals and are environmental friendly I do think it's worth saving up for.

The shelf life is 30 months before being opened and about 12 months after opening. A little too short considering the amount of product you get since they are very pigmented and you do not need too much. For someone who does not wear makeup everyday it could be a challenge to finish it up before it expires. I can see my self using them everyday especially in the summer when I do not want to wear a lot of makeup.

My verdict? highly recommended if you love organic and cream products. Have you tried any of the products mentioned above? Which shade shall I try next? I'd like to hear your opinions in the comments below! Thanks

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( Eyes: Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise Monalisa & RMS Beauty Volumising Mascara, Face: Kjaer Weis Cream Blush Blossoming & Highlighter Radiance,  Lips: RMS Beauty Lipshine Honest)


5.4.16

Weekend Picnic by the Cave



A week ago, I got the chance to celebrate Easter Sunday by one of the most stunning hidden place just an hour and 15 minutes drive from Marbella. "Cueva del Gato" in Benaoján or The Cat's Cave is a breath taking hidden paradise where two rivers join as one comes out of a cave having travelled through the mountain and ending in a beautiful waterfall. A great place for a picnic or a stroll after visiting Ronda and just relax.





The weather wasn't particularly great that day but the surrounding was just too beautiful to worry about the misbehaving weather.





We set up a little spot where we had a little snack, took some pictures then I went up but chickened out before reaching the entrance since the stairs going up was quite slippery and not to mention quite steep to climb further with my slippers (yes, very appropriate indeed).











I wore this lovely embroidered eyelet dress from Joie (currently 25% off for full-price & sales items from Shopbop until 7th of April with the code: INTHEFAM) which I have been eyeing since seeing it on their Instagram page. I think it would be a great dress for picnics, tea party or for the summer holidays.



The place was too dreamy and after many years of living in Andalusia, I must admit I have never been to this place and regret not looking it up before.









The cave is quite huge and I don't know if you can see there's a person in the middle right (where I managed to climb with my flip-flops and stopped). I was going to go further more but after seeing a man in front of me with appropriate climbing boots slipped twice (with two small children with him), no thanks.







We drove down till the rural Hotel Cueva del Gato and parked close to it and walked a little bit to get to the entrance of the cave, surely not a difficult place to access so if you are planning to visit Andalusia on your next trip make sure to include Cueva del Gato on your list and pass by this hidden gem.


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JOIE EMBROIRED EYELET DRESS, KAYU WOVEN TOTE, EUGENIA KIM HAT, TKEES FLIP FLOPS