October 24, 2020

Review | AZRA Botanical Simplicity skincare line | beautycourier.nl

Review | AZRA Botanical Simplicity skincare line | beautycourier.nl

Thanks to the Aspa den Haag owner Azra Secerbegovic I could test out her signature products line Azra Botanical Simplicity (thank you!). 

Followed by the years of expertise, knowledge and studies, Azra created her botanical skincare line.

The products are suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive ones.

AZRA Botanical Simplicity skincare line review

The whole line has a simple yet modern design and has super hygienic airless packages. It looks luxurious and it's a pleasure to use it. All of the products are cruelty-free.

🌿 The Aloe Vera and Camomile face cleanser (100ml/€35) 🌿

It's a mild yet very effective cleanser. I am using it in the morning to refresh my face and in the evening I like to use it as my second cleanser. The cleanser washes off any oil and impurities away. It smells wonderful and leaves my face super clean without a tingling effect.

🌿 The Raspberry and Liquorice serum (50ml/€52) 🌿

The serum is full of precious ingredients such as:

  • Niacinamide - has skin brightening properties plus it softens fine lines
  • Licorice extract - this extract soothes the skin and helps in improving dull, uneven skin tone
  • the Cyclo-Peptide 5 - this peptide is super powerful when it comes to slowing down the signs of aging
  • Squalane - is responsible for a moisturizing boost
  • Raspberry oil - the anti-inflammatory, very high in vitamin E. It's a great source of essential fatty acids which has awesome skin regenerating benefits
  • Hyaluronic Acid - well known for its super moisturizing properties. It makes the skin plumper and smoother.

Overall I like this serum. It is lightweight when it comes to the texture but feels very rich on my skin. I like how my face looks since I've incorporated the serum into my routine. My face is brighter and looks healthier, is pleasantly nourished and visibly plumped.

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🌿 The daily cream with Tomato and Liquorice (50ml/€48) 🌿

This daily cream is formulated to protect the skin thanks to the Zinc Oxide - the mineral used as a sunscreen, which protects against UVA and UVB rays. High on the ingredients list, we can find precious stuff such as:

  • the Cacao seed powder - which protects the skin and is full of antioxidants
  • the Jojoba oil - mimics skin natural oils plus it has strong soothing and rejuvenating benefits
  • the Tomato extract - a big source of lycopene which fights hyperpigmentation and helps in neutralizing free radicals
  • the Green tea extract - it's a well known botanical ingredient with anti-inflammatory properties

I am using the cream every morning, right after the serum and before applying my make up. Because of the Zinc Oxide, it takes a while to spread it properly and the cream needs a moment to sink into the skin. What I have noticed is that my skin is producing less sebum, besides that my face feels nicely moisturized and protected throughout the day.

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What do you think about this skincare line? Let me know!

🌿 All products are available via www.aspadirect.nl 🌿

October 13, 2020

Review | Planeta Organica - Ayurveda hair mask | beautycourier.nl

Review | Planeta Organica - Ayurveda hair mask | beautycourier.nl

I have long, heavy and straight hair. I think that my hair is one of my best features so I love to take care of it and keep it in good shape and condition. That's why a good hair mask is a must for me. To be honest I have a lot of conditioners and masks in my stash and it's hard to please me in that matter. Thanks to the Shamanka.nl shop I could test out this Planeta Organica Ayurveda hair mask and I've immediately loved it! ⠀

planeta organica ayurveda hair mask

This hair mask is full of goods. It's based on aqua with infusions of Melia Azadirachta Seed Oil (known also as Neem oil) which is well known from its regenerating and nourishing properties. The Centella Asiatica extract strengthens the hair follicles and improves blood microcirculation. The Sandalwood extract is responsible for the hair growth stimulation and the Acai berries give a vitamin boost. The mask is CG (curly girl method) friendly.⠀
I love how wonderful this mask smells. The mix of incense and oriental herbs... Oh my god! The scent is a bit heavy but definitely not overwhelming. The texture of the mask is thick and creamy.⠀
I like to apply the mask generously as a treatment for around 30 minutes and wrap my hair with cling film. To make it even more conditioning I like to place a towel on top - thanks to the natural heat created under a cap the hair cuticles are opened and all the ingredients can absorb deep into the hair. I do always rinse it with lukewarm/cold water to close the hair cuticles right after.⠀

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The mask is really rich, nourishing, and moisturizing. It works soothing on my scalp and definitely helps in reducing hair fall out. Right after the treatment, my hair is soooo soft, shiny, bouncy, moisturized, and totally regenerated. I really recommend it if you want to give your hair a boost.⠀
Price:  €9.29 / 300ml⠀
Availability: Shamanka.nl - https://shamanka.nl/produkt/9806/ 
Once again thanks shamanka.nl for providing product for review purposes. Even though I've got the product free of charge it doesn't affect my opinion.⠀
Let me know what's your favorite hair mask - I'm curious!⠀

October 11, 2020

Review | Egyptian Magic | beautycourier.nl

Review | Egyptian Magic | beautycourier.nl

Egyptian Magic is one of the insta-famous product, I see it almost everywhere! Since I've got it as a gift from @bykvte (visit her insta page here) I am using it regularly and wow, I am impressed.


The Egyptian Magic on their website claims that it can be used in many many ways, for example:

  • as a face moisturizer
  • as an eye cream
  • as a scar treatment
  • as a hair oil
  • as a baby care cream
  • as a shaving balm
  • as eczema, burn and wound relief
  • also, it heals skin irritations and redness

So yeah, indeed it's multi-functional. As I have mentioned earlier I am impressed. The product is based on universal ingredients that are well known for centuries, such as olive oil, beeswax, propolis, bee pollen, honey, and royal jelly extract.

My skin is very happy with the Egyptian Magic. It can be used literally from head to toe. I like to use it the most as a part of my PM routine, after applying my serum and cream.

It is taking a while for Egyptian Magic to sink into the skin, but it's not greasy or sticky. It makes my skin plump and soft. I haven't noticed if it clogs up my pores but be aware that there's always a possibility of that.

The Egyptian Magic is the perfect solution for cracked heels and dry cuticles - it works wonders in combination with urea cream - apply the cream and seal it with the Egyptian Magic (thank me later!).

Also, I like to apply it to my hair length and ends overnight. Right after washing it off my hair is nourished and silky smooth.

The Egyptian Magic also soothes red, eczema prone and rashed, inflamed skin. It works as a healing compress. Tip: apply a thick amount on your lips overnight as a mask - you'll be amazed by the results.

What I also like to do is to apply the Egyptian Magic on my eyelashes to improve its condition.

Remember to warm up the Egyptian Magic a bit before applying so it can spread well and absorb nicely.

Overall, yes! I love Egyptian Magic. It's multifunctional, efficient, and works miracles.

Availability: lookfantastic.nl - use my link 
EWA-R12Z for 25% off on your first order (while spending 35 euro or more)

Price:  €22.95 per 59ml - click here or  €11.95 per mini bundle 2x 7.5 ml

Have you ever used Egyptian Magic? Let me know!

October 07, 2020

Review | UC Natural - Pure Shea butter | beautycourier.nl

Review | UC Natural - Pure Shea butter | beautycourier.nl
Few months ago I won @beautybyniky_ giveaway on Instagram (big thanks!) and I could test out a bunch of UC Natural stuffUC Natural is an organic brand with handmade cosmetics. I love the luxurious look of all the products. 

uc natural pure shea butter

Few facts about shea butter

  • the shea (karite) butter is derived from nuts growing on the African native Vitellaria paradoxa tree
  • shea butter is rich in fatty and phenolic acids and contains vitamins A, E and F
  • the shea butter is well known for being multifunctional and has a lot of amazing benefits for hair and skin as well
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My hair loves it! I am applying a small amount of butter overnight on my hair ends and length - right after washing my hair is soooo shiny and silky soft! I think that curly hair would love it! (Tip: it's better to wash it off first with a conditioner - emulsify and rinse - then use a shampoo).

Body: I have a huge problem with stretch marks and dry skin on my belly area. The pure shea butter works well in that matter, makes my skin supple and - what's the most important - reduces the stretch marks appearance and improves the skin elasticity. I like to apply the butter on my hands and feet as well as it makes them soft immediately!

Also, I like to use it on my face as the last step of my PM routine. It seals all of the moisture so all the products work more effectively. It works soothing when I have a rosacea or eczema flare-ups.

uc natural pure shea butter

The shea butter comes in handy in the summertime as it heals any sunburn, mosquito bites, rashes, cuts, and itchy skin within seconds.

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Overall I am very enthusiastic about the UC Natural pure shea butter. The 130g jar according to the UC Natural website cost €10 which is a splurge considering how efficient and multipurpose the shea butter is.

October 04, 2020

Review | Ellips - Smooth and Shiny leave-in hair vitamins | beautycourier.nl

Review | Ellips - Smooth and Shiny leave-in hair vitamins | beautycourier.nl

Thanks to the PaluGada.eu I could try out this Indonesian Ellips Smooth and Shiny leave-in hair vitamins

⚠️ These are capsules that are supposed to be used on your hair. Please do not mistake it with vitamines/capsules you have to swallow.

ellips hair vitamins smooth and shiny review

 The Smooth and Shiny hair vitamins contain Cyclopentasiloxane, Cycloterasiloxane, and Dimethiconol - evaporative (
volatile) silicones that are supposed to protect the hair from frizz, heat and damage. These are also responsible for retaining the moisture.

 On the ingredients list, we can also find the Aloe Barbadenis leaf oil and the precious Argan oil. These ingredients are helpful when it comes to hair strengthening and nourishing.

Besides that, the formula is enriched with vitamins A, C, E and provitamin B5.

The product is completely cruelty-free and Halal.

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 I have long hair so good protection on the length and hair ends is crucial for me. In the haircare, I am always looking for products that protect and care at the same time.

 I am happy with the results that the Ellips hair vitamin treatment delivers. My hair is soft, manageable, and well protected. The oil is not greasy and spreads evenly leaving my hair frizz-free and shiny.

 I like to use one full capsule on my hair but half of the capsule used only on the hair ends is also enough and works well too.

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If you would like to try the Ellips hair vitamins too, you can use the code courier10 for 10% off on your purchase on the PaluGada.eu website.

Price: €7.40

Availability: PaluGada.eu - click here or bol.com - click here


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Big thanks to PaluGada.eu for providing product for review purposes. Even though I've got the product free of charge it doesn't affect my opinion.

September 28, 2020

Review | JOSHUA International - Cool Slim Strong multi-care body cream | beautycourier.nl

Review | JOSHUA International - Cool Slim Strong multi-care body cream | beautycourier.nl

Thanks to the KITA GMP I could test out this JOSHUA International Cool Slim Strong multi-care body cream.

The product was quite mysterious to me. There's no information on the packaging in the English language, so it's not clear for international customers what the product is supposed to do. From what I've understood with help of the Google translator and after taking a quick look at the JOSHUA International feed, this product is supposed to reduce swelling, improve blood circulation, and firm the skin. Sounds good!⠀

joshua international cool slim cooling gel

The key ingredients are:
azulene, milk extract, pumpkin extract, ginger, blue chamomile, tea tree extract, and avocado oil. The peppermint leaf and menthol are responsible for the pleasant cooling effect.

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I am always skeptical when it comes to that type of products and indeed I haven't noticed any slimming effects. What I have noticed after full 4 weeks of using is that the gel makes the skin firmer in problematic areas such as waist, stomach, and tights. Also, it makes the cellulite less visible. In combination with work out it gives even better results. ⠀
The gel absorbs almost immediately without any sticky or tacky residue. The cooling effect lasts for around 30-45 minutes which feels nice and refreshing thanks to the peppermint scent.⠀

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Overall I like it. As it's promised it is reducing swelling and makes the skin smoother and firmer.⠀
The minus points are: there is just 90ml of product in the package so it's not really efficient compared to similar products available on the market. ⠀

Another minus point is the packaging. People who don't speak Korean can not really read through it and there are no instructions provided in the English language. I think it would be handy to add at least a little English translated flyer with some informations while introducing the product to the international market.⠀
Thanks to the KITA GMP and JOSHUA International for providing the product for testing purposes.⠀

September 08, 2020

Review | Ewali Beauty - Skin Glow Face Oil

Review | Ewali Beauty - Skin Glow Face Oil

Thanks to the Ewali Beauty Instagram giveaway I could test out this Skin Glow face oil.


The Skin Glow face oil is a blend of precious botanical oils, such as

marula oil 
jojoba oil 
apricot kernel oil 
rosehip oil 
evening primrose oil. 

More than that, the Skin Glow face oil contains a rich source of antioxidants from vitamin C and E.

The Skin Glow face oil is 100% vegan and Cruelty-Free.

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I thought that the 15 ml bottle would be tiny but a little goes in a long way as I need only a few drops for my face, neck and decolleté.

The oil is perfectly lightweight, absorbs very quickly, and does not leave any tacky residue so it can be incorporated in AM and PM routine as well.

I am using the Skin Glow oil for more than a month now and I have noticed that the oil has soothing properties, makes my skin nourished and plumped. My skin feels glowing and fully hydrated afterward.

Also, my old acne scars started to be less visible which I didn't expect!

The oil has a lovely rose scent and I can't get enough of it 😍


Overall, I am very satisfied. I think that it is a very excellent product.
Feels luxurious and natural, and I do really enjoy using it.

Available at: Ewali Beauty shop (click here)

Price:  €20/10ml, €25/15ml, €40/30ml

Have you heard about Ewali Beauty? Let me know! For me this brand looks really promising and I'll definitely try some more of their products.

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