ALL ABOUT THE GLOW: 3 picks from Vita Liberata

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Let’s talk about glowy skin.

To me, glowy skin is healthy, hydrated and radiant. A good glow makes it look like I just had a nice mini vacation, slept like a baby for ten hours and enjoyed a healthy yet delicious brunch in the morning. You know; happy, healthy skin.

And if that’s the kind of glow you’re after, Vita Liberata has just the products.

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Glowy skin with Vita Liberata

Ever since trying Vita Liberata’s products, I’ve enjoyed a natural looking tan whenever I feel like it. Which is, most of the time. Why not, since it’s so easy and I love the glow it gives me? I like having a bit of summery color on my skin in winter (and obviously in summer I rock a total beach babe look).

The thing that makes Vita Liberata’s products so good, is the fact that they are formulated with hydrating, mostly natural ingredients. The products are also fragrance-free and vegan.

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Vita Liberata Fabulous self tanning mist

My new self tan favorite is the Fabulous self tanning mist. You can use it on your whole body, but I like to use it for my face, neck and décolleté. Don’t tell anyone, but sometimes if I’m feeling super lazy, that’s the only area I tan.

Since it’s a water-based spray, I love to mix it with my toner or serum. One spritz is enough for me to use a few times per week, but you can build up the color by using it daily or using more product.

I apply it on my face and neck with my hands or the tanning mitt. If you’re not quite used to self tanners, I would recommend spritzing the product to the mist first and then apply to the skin.

vita liberata fabulous self tanning mist review

Just like the Invisi mousse, this product is clear and dries quickly to your skin, making it feel as if no product was ever applied there. However, the next morning, after a shower, my skin feels super soft and moisturized. The fabulous self tanning mist contains awesome ingredients such as aloe vera leaf juice, coffee seed extract and hyaluronic acid.

You’re probably starting to understand why I think Vita Liberata has the best self tanners.

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*Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Mist

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Customize your foundation for a glowy finish

If you’ve been following my Instagram stories, you might have seen me customize my foundation. One of the best products to do that is Vita Liberata’s beauty blur. If you’re looking for more hydration, glow and a lighter consistency – you should try mixing beauty blur to your foundation.

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Wearing Vita Liberata beauty blur (Latte Light) mixed with my foundation.

Vita Liberata beauty blur

Beauty blur is super versatile. It can be used as a primer, you can mix it with your foundation or use it as a subtle highlight. It’s also moisturizing, which is exactly what my skin needs in winter.

On no makeup days I like to wear it just on its own. It has some tint so it evens out the skin tone and gives a beautiful glow. But I really love it together with my foundations. I make it so that my foundation has either half or one third of beauty blur mixed with it. It depends of the foundation. If I have a matte foundation, I can mix half. If it’s more of a glowy foundation, one third is enough.

Using a glow product all over the face might sound crazy, but it actually looks quite natural. Having an overall glow to the face makes your skin radiant, like it’s glowing from within.

There are 3 shades available. There’s also the Sunless Glow version, which has self tan in it.

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*Vita Liberata beauty blur

glowy skin with vita liberata luminosity highlighters

Vita Liberata blur luminosity highlighters – Rose & Gold

Once I have my tan on and my radiant base done, I like to finish off my look with a highlighter.

If you have any texture or skin issues, you probably know that highlighters can be tricky. But that’s where cream products come in. Vita Liberata’s luminosity highlighter comes in two pretty colors – rose and gold. I would safely recommend these highlighters to all skin types, because they apply smoothly on the skin and don’t enhance skin texture.

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Swatches of the Vita Liberata Luminosity Highlighters Rose & Gold.

The cream highlighters are packed with moisturizing ingredients such as squalane and shea butter. They reflect light beautifully and the colors are pretty and nuanced. The cream comes out of the tube quite white, but once you start blending the gorgeous color unfolds.

I usually apply these on the cheekbones, bridge of my nose and cupid’s bow. They also work on the lids for a quick look and they look beautiful on the body as well. I have a feeling I will be using the gold highlighter on my body a lot in summer.

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*Vita Liberata Luminosity Highlighter, Rose
*Vita Liberata Luminosity Highlighter, Gold

All in all I’m so excited about these products and the glow they give me. Have you tried them yet?

 

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*Vita Liberata products  (oletkaunis.fi)

How to achieve your dream hair?

Sponsored collaboration: AQUIS Finland

 

I’ve always wanted long blonde hair, but I struggled for many years trying to achieve that. I made the mistake of bleaching my hair, using too much heat and not having the best tools to treat my hair. It’s not a coincidence my hair now looks better than ever, after using Aquis hair towels for a year.

As funny as it might sound, I’ve actually managed to achieve my dream hair!

A big thing is obviously the fact, that I’ve decided to be more content with myself and with what I got. I’ve learned to love both my natural hair color and my natural hair texture, which is wavy curly.

I know I’m not the only one wanting healthier and longer hair, so in this post I’m giving you some hair care tips.

 

Hair care tips for healthier and longer hair

 

  1. Give your natural hair color a chance.
    Instead of bleaching or dyeing your hair totally, try highlights or balayage and give your own hair color a chance. You might be surprised how nice your natural color looks! I know I was, because I always thought my hair was grey and colorless. But I’ve actually gotten tons of compliments on my hair color. Spoiler alert: your natural hair color probably suits you really well too.
  2. Pay attention to your diet and lifestyle.
    I don’t claim to be an expert on diet or lifestyle, but I try to live healthily.  I eat nutrition rich foods, I take food supplements and I exercise and sleep well.  Most of the time. Humans are complex and your lifestyle affects your looks, your skin and your hair. I’ve also tried biotin for hair growth a few times with good results. So biotin is also a good option for a little hair growth boost.
  3.  Try the curly girl method – or at least a few changes in your hair routine.
    I would at least stop heat styling (except diffuser or blow dryer on low heat) and switch to gentle moisturizing products. I’d also like to encourage you to start rocking and appreciating your natural hair look – be it curly, wavy or straight!
  4. Switch to hair towels that dry your hair fast and gentle.
    I actually use very little product in my hair nowadays. I just usually use curl gel instead of a million products. And more importantly, I really value the towels I use to dry my hair, because those I use daily. I also find the turban helpful in bringing out my curls.
  5. Use scrunchies made from soft fabrics.
    I only ever use scrunchies. My favorite scrunchies are made from silk so you can only imagine my excitement when I saw Aquis come out with silk scrunchies. Silk truly is the ultimate fabric for your hair. It’s luxurious and soft on the hair and especially helpful for curly hair, which can easily get frizzy.

 

Read also: How I managed to grow out my natural hair color
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How you dry your hair makes a difference in your hair’s condition

A simple thing, like how you dry your hair, can have a huge effect on the quality of your hair. I’ve written about Aquis towels multiple times here already, but here’s the important things in a nutshell:

Why AQUIS fast dry towels are the best option for your hair

  • They cut down the drying time even 50%
  • They are gentle on the hair – wet hair is fragile and you have to take good care of it
  • They give your hair shine, rather than making them frizzy, like regular towels do
  • They suit naturally curly hair perfectly and help to bring out the curl

As I mentioned, it’s not a coincidence that my hair has grown this long and healthy during a year where I only used Aquis towels. I use the towel first when I come out the shower and then I tie my hair in the turban. When I travel, I just pack the turban, because you can also use it as a towel first and then tie it up. Aquis towels are made from a special fabric that really soak up the water quickly from the hair, making your every day life a bit easier. With long hair comes the dreading of wash days – and these help!

My hair dried with Aquis towels. In the first photo I used no styling products (naked curls). The sunlight really captures the shine these towels give my hair! In the second photo I had added curl gel and mousse.

New travel set from Aquis

Aquis recently came out with this handy new set containing a beautiful blue turban and two silk scrunchies.

The turban is a bit smaller in size so it’s perfect for travelling (and yes, sleepovers or going to the gym count as travelling these days). I find the size perfect for my hair. Especially since I don’t wrap my hair inside the long part of the turban, but I gather my hair up to make the best out of my natural curls. The blue color is inspired by Pantone’s color of the year 2020. I love blue and find it very calming. I’m actually dreaming of painting our bedroom wall blue some day.

The turban comes in a handy sealed travel bag.

The size difference between Aquis travel set turban and the normal sized turban.

The silk scrunchies that come in the set are just perfect. I couldn’t have asked for better colors! I adore navy blue and I think that it’s a perfect color for the season. And the lighter beige silk one fits all seasons and all outfits. The fabric is amazingly soft and these instantly elevate your look – even if it’s just a simple ponytail!

Aquis travel set (turban, travel bag & 2 silk scrunchies)

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Aquis face cloth for makeup removal

Another travel essential from Aquis is their face cloth. I usually remove my makeup with a cloth – just because it’s so quick and effortless. It’s handy for travelling, because I don’t need a makeup remover, I can just swipe off my makeup. Because the fabric is so absorbent, it takes away the makeup easily. It also exfoliates the skin gently, so it doubles as an exfoliator. Again, great for on the go. Especially since you can carry it in the package it comes – even if it was a bit damp.

Aquis face cloth

Now – if you want try and see the difference Aquis towels make in your hair, you can try the products with a discount. You’ll get -20% off with the affiliate code ‘CHARLOTTA’. It’s valid until 31.12.2022 in the Aquis Finland shop. Shop here!

If you’re shopping from US or some other country, you’ll find links to the stores and products here.

 

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