OLDIES BUT GOLDIES: 2014 FAVORITES -PART 1

“vechi”, dar de incredere….vechimea si-au castigat-o pe merit si rezultate vizibile in anul ce tocmai a trecut, iar unele sunt descoperiri din ani anteriori! πŸ˜‰ Da, chiar preferatele anului 2014!

Oldies but goldies…. some of these won the position during the past year, some are findings from last years! πŸ˜‰ Yes, the 2014 favorites!

Am observat ca va plac si savurati din plin postarile de beauty si ingrijire personala, asa ca am ales cele mai folosite sticlute si tubulete din 2014 si am asternut pe coala virtuala cateva cuvinte si impresii personale, in ideea ca un mic review si cateva tips-uri utile in plus nu strica niciodata. Cine stie? Poate gandurile mele va ajuta si pe voi in alegerea unei creme sau a unor elixiruri hidratante pentru par?! Β Le-am exclus pe cele prezentate in postarea “Cei 3 pasi esentiali si programul meu de ingrijire a tenului” pentru ca nu avea rost sa le mai repet, puteti citi despre ele AICI.Β 

I noticed you enjoy reading and like a lot beauty and personal care posts, so I chose the most used 2014 bottles and little pots and wrote on the virtual sheet my personal impressions, thinking that a little review and some tips could be always welcome. Who knows? Maybe my thoughts could be helpful for you while choosing a cream or some hydrating elixirs for your hair.Β 

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Incep cu ingrijirea parului, subiect pe care nu l-am atins pana acum pe blog. Si-au consacrat loculΒ in 2014, masca intens reparatoare si uleiul- tratament terapeutic de la Macadamia Natural Oil. Amandoua sunt destinate parului uscat, deteriorat, tratat chimic prin decolorare/ vopsire si slabit de procesele mecanice de coafare. Au in compozitie ulei de argan, ulei de macadamia, ulei din arbore de ceai, musetel, aloe si extracte de alge. Masca necesita 7 minute de actionare, iar dupa clatire parul este hidratat, stralucitor, foarte usor de descalcit si pieptanat, matasos si suplu. Β Uleiul se poate aplica atat pe parul uscat pentru un plus de stralucire, cat si pe parul umed pentru hidratare si hranire. Se absoarbe extrem de rapid in par fara sa lase absolut nici un reziduu gras. Sincer, sunt MIRACULOASE. Da, o scriu cu majuscule pentru ca le folosesc de mai bine de un an si parul meu s-a schimbat atat de mult. Β La inceput le utilizam pe amandoua, acum folosesc doar masca sau doar uleiul, aproape niciodata impreuna…pentru ca pur si simplu, nu mai e nevoie. Sticluta de 125 ml de ulei va ajunge pentru mai mult de un an, eu il am pe al meu de 1 an si 4 luni, la fel si masca. E nevoie chiar de foarte putin produs pentru un par frumos si sanatos. In Cluj, in Polus am vazut un stand cu produse Macadamia, iar pentru cele care nu ajungeti prin Cluj, http://www.lookfantastic.com este un site de incredere care livreaza gratuit in toata lumea produsele Macadamia. Curand, va scriu cateva secrete despre cum am reusit eu sa-mi cresc parul si sa scap de utilizarea zilnica a extensiilor. ;)

I begin with the hair care, which I haven’t spoke about until now, on the blog. A consacrated place goes for theΒ Deep repair mask and the Healing oil treatment from Macadamia Natural Oil. Both are for dry damaged hair, chemically treated by bleaching and hair dye and weakened by mechanical procedures of styling. Both contain argan oil, macadamia oil, tea tree oil, chamomile and algae extracts. The mask needs about 7 minutes work-time; after rinse the hair is hydrated, shiny, easier to comb and brush, silky and smooth. The oil can be used on dry hair for a plus of shine and nourish and on the damp hair to heal and create a protective film againts heat and UV rays. It’s quickly absorbing, without leaving any oily residue. Sincerelly, these two are MIRACULOUS with caps lock because I use them from more than 1 year and my hair changed so much. I started using both contemporary, now I use just the mask or just the oil, almost never together because simply…it’s not necessary anymore. The oil bottle is 125ml and will last you for a year, I have mine from 1 year and 4 months…Are enough small amounts of product to a get a shiny healthy hair. You can find the amazing Macadamia Natural Oil range at http://www.lookfantastic.com with free worldwide shipping. πŸ˜‰ Soon, I’ll write about how I succeeded growing up my hair and get rid of daily extensions use. πŸ˜‰

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In materie de styling, aparatul preferat e un ondulator cu o forma iregulara de la UKI, numit WAVEMASTER. Nu degeaba l-au chemat maestrul valurilor / buclelor. Eu l-am achizitionat din magazinul TOPLINE din Marasti (stiu ca si-au deschis punct si in Polus-Cluj, asa ca e posibil sa il gasiti si acolo). Te ajuta sa obtii bucle extrem de naturale, datorita formei lui. Pe suvite subtiri, da un efect de bucle definite, dar nu in stil din acela antic, babesc. πŸ˜€ Folosit pe suvite groase, rasucite, scoate niste valuri mari, care odata desfacute si pieptanate, aduc foarte mult a la Jennifer Lopez hair-style din video-ul “I’m into you”. Miracolul este ca odata aranjat, parul sta asa pana la urmatoarea spalare, ceea ce cu alte ondulatoare nu mi se intampla. In general, buclele nu-mi rezista mai mult de o zi cu un ondulator obisnuit din cauza ca parul meu e lung si destul de greu. Il am de aproximativ 5 ani si il ador. Ce-i drept, mi-am ars de cateva ori degetele pana m-am obisnuit cu el, dar e o ustensila minune din turmalina, care face buclele sa reziste cam 3 zile si parca cu fiecare zi in plus dupa coafare sunt tot mai frumoase.

On hairstyling, my favourite tool is a curling iron with an irregular shape from UKI, called WAVEMASTER. It helps me achieve natural curls with its form. Used on small sections provides defined curls, but not that kind of curl that make look like out from ’50 movies. On large twisted strands, once combed and unlocked, the curls turn into waves, similar to J.Lo look from her video “I’m into you”. The miracle is that once styled, the hair stays curled until next wash, which never happens to me using other curling irons. No kind of curls last me more than one day, because my hair is long and quite heavy. I have this tool since 5 years now and all I can say it’s that I simply love this stuff. I burned my fingers a few times until I got used with it, but it’s an amazing tourmaline tool, which makes wavy hair last for 3 days and look better with each day passing by.Β 

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Tot di categoria aparatura, dar pentru ten , nu pot sa nu mentionez Clarisonic-ul MIA,Β o perie rotativa mov pastel cu o forma ergonomica la care periodic i se schimba capul, adica peria. Indeparteaza de 7 ori mai eficient machiajul decat orice gel de curatare sau servetele demachiante, in timp record de 60 de secunde. Efectul e un ten mai curat, mai luminos, facilitand absorbirea oricarui tratament si aplicarea uniforma a fondului de ten.

Talking about tools, but now for skin care, I can not mention the Clarisonic MIA system, a pastel lila rotating brush with an ergonomic shape which periodically needs to change the brush-head. Removes the make up 7 times better than a cleansing gel or whipes, in a record 60 second time. The result is a clearer brighter skin, facilitating the cream and treatments absorbtion and a flawless foundation.Β 

La capitolul ingrijirea tenului, in functie de starea lui, o data pe saptamana in timpul verii si o data la 10 zile in timpul iernii (cand pielea e mai uscata si mai fragila), folosesc masca purificanta pe baza de argila alba de Caudalie. Aplicata intr-un strat subtire pe pielea umeda si lasata timp de 10 minute, improspateaza tenul si absoarbe excesul de sebum din pori. Ceea ce pot sa zic este ca impreuna cu peria Clarisonic, curata excesul de sebum din pori si are un efect astringent, de micsorare a porilor dilatati si punctelor negre. Produsele de la Caudalie sunt fabricate in Franta, pe baza de extracte din struguri, samburii lor si vin si sunt recunoscute mondial pentru eficacitate. Eu o folosesc de aproximativ un an si sunt multumita.

Depending on skin condition, once a week during summer and once every 10 days during winter (when the skin is drier and thinner), I use the purifying mask with white clay from Caudalie. A thin layer for 10 minutes, refreshes the skin and absorbs the sebum excess from pores. It’s astringent, reduces delated pores and black heads. Caudalie products are made in France with wine extracts, grapes and their seeds and are known all over the world for the beneficial effects. I’m using it from a year now and I’m satisfied with.

Desi nu mai am 15 ani, schimarile hormonale, de clima si alimentatie, inca se manifesta prin eruptii acneice in anumite zone. Effaclar A. I. de la Roche-Posay e un tratament local, menit sa calmeze inflamatia si sa grabeasca uscarea si vindecarea oricarui tip de cos. La mine fuctioneaza. Il aplic local, pe zona afectata seara, iar dimineata cosul e vizibil retras. Il folosesc si dimineata atunci cand e nevoie, inainte de crema hidratanta de zi. Daca inca va confruntati cu astfel de probleme acneice sau vreun nesuferit de cos pe ici-colo, acordati o sansa acestui tratament local. πŸ˜‰

Even if I’m not 15 years old anymore, the hormonal, climatic and eating changes, manifest with break outs and acne on some areas. Effaclar A. I. from Roche-Posay it’s a local treatment, meant to calm the inflammation, to hasten drying and heal all kind of break outs. On me it works. I apply it on the spoted area in the evening and I can clearly see that in the morning the area looks less swollen and the spot is visible withdrawn.Β 

E importanta protejarea tenului de razele nocive ale soarelui care provoaca imbatranirea prematura a pielii. Recunosc ca acum pe timp de iarna, am cam lasat garda jos, dar din primavara pana in toamna tarzie folosesc o lotiune cu SPF 50. Se numeste Sheer Mineral UV Defence de la SkinCeuticals, niste laboratoare americane care au intrat pe piata europeana cu produse inovatoare comparativ cu cele existente deja. Este un filtru 100% mineral, fara parabeni si fara baze chimicale, foarte fluid, care nu incarca deloc tenul, spre diferenta de restul cremelor de protectie. Singurul punct negativ pe care il gasesc la el e ca in pozele cu flash sunt tot timpul o fata fantoma πŸ™‚ , extrem de alba, dar majoritatea cremelor de protectie dau acest efect.

It’s important to protect the skin agains the sun rays to avoid the premature aging. I admitt that during winter I left my guard down even if I know I shoudn’t, but from early spring till late autumn I use a SPF 50 lotion. It’s called Sheer Mineral UV Defence from SkinCeuticals, some american laboratories new on the european market, but with innovative products compared to the existing ones. It’s a 100% mineral filter, without parabens and chemicals, very fluid and lightweight compared to the rest of the protective creams. The only negative thing I find in this product it’s that my face looks white like a ghost in all the flashed photos , because reflects a lot, like all the SPFs. :/

Un alt produs pe care l-am folosit in 2014 si mi-a placut este Roll-on’ul cu cafeina pentru ochi de la Garnier. Folosit constant reduce pungile umflate de sub ochi, iar bila metalica din varf ajuta la stimularea circulatiei sanguine si masajul zonei sensibile din jurul ochilor.

Another good product that I used in 2014 and liked is the Caffeine Roll-on for eyes from Garnier. With a constant use, reduces the bags under the eyes and the metallic ball stimulates blood circulation with a little cold massage on the sensible eye area.Β 

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Port tot timpul in geanta o crema hidratanta pentru maini, iar in 2014 mi-a placut foarte multΒ laptele parfumatΒ “L’Aquarossa” de la Fendi Β , in versiunea mini de 75 ml. Foarte fresh si cu o textura ce intra in piele cat ai clipi, lasa un miros persistent floral-fructat si maini catifelate.

I always have a hand moisturizer in the bag. In 2014 I liked a lot the perfumed lotion “L’Aquarossa” from Fendi, in the small 75ml size. So fresh and quickly absorbing, with a floral-fruity smell, for silky smooth hands.Β 

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Pentru corp, cea mai tare descoperire a anului 2014 a fost spray-ul autobronzant Sublime Bronze de la L’Oreal, despre care v-am mai scris si aratat efectele, AICI. Solarul a iesit din obiceiurile mele din 2014, la fel si dintr-o multime de saloane de infrumusetare din intreaga Italie, pentru ca populatia constientizeaza efectele nocive ale ultravioletelor asupra pielii. πŸ˜‰

For the body, the biggest finding was the self tanning spray Sublime Bronze from L’Oreal. I showed it and wrote about, HERE.Β 

Revin maine cu o alta postare cu produsele de machiaj favorite din 2014! πŸ˜‰

I’ll be back tomorrow with my 2014 make up favorites! πŸ˜‰

Voi ce produse preferate in materie de ingrijire a pielii, parului sau corpului aveti din 2014? Folositi filtru de protectie solara pentru ten ? Daca da, puteti recomanda vreun alt produs care nu da un efect de “fata fantoma” in pozele cu flash?

What about some of your favorites skin care, hair care or body in 2014? Do you use an SPF cream for your face? If yes, could you please recommend one that doesn’t flash back in photos?

Nu uitati sa aveti grija de voi si ne vedem maine, tot aici! πŸ˜‰

Don’t forget to take care of yourself and see you tomorrow, here on the blog! πŸ˜‰

❀ Mary

14 Comments on “OLDIES BUT GOLDIES: 2014 FAVORITES -PART 1

    • Thank u, Mel! I was using Moroccan Oil too, but didn’t write it in the post (cause I don’t want to discredit their brand, it’s stunning too) I changed for Macadamia….I feel it works better for me! Kisses and good luck on growing up your hair! πŸ˜‰

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