Monday, January 26, 2015

Coconut oil - a gentle hair treatment!

Hello everyone!

This morning I woke up with amazing hair - it was so soft, shiny, easy to comb (ends were just perfect) but still a bit voluminous and formed; I am really so excited to write you about this product:

Dabur Vatika Enriched Coconut Oil
I've bought this coconut oil last week in an asian supermarket in Vienna (22. district, Tokiostrasse); I haven't planned to buy it since I was actually planing to get some jasmine tea and oyster sauce, but I've seen a cosmetics corner with lots of original henna form India and some hair products from Middle East... and that's when I saw this product.
I always knew that coconut oil is good for your hair, but the thing was that you can't really find it in regular shops in Austria - you have to rely on eBay, Amazon and many different online shops. This product wasn't expensive (around 4€ for 200ml) and I really wanted to give it a try. In meantime I was reading customers' reviews and since they were good - I was convinced.

*  *  *

This hair treatment is made of herbs, henna, lemon and coconut oil. It is desirable to be used 2-3 times per week, but I'd say that once per week is absolutely fine for normal and slightly dry hair. If you have really damaged hair, maybe you should try Argan Oil or Macadamia Oil for that, but coconut oil could help, too.
On the package it says that it gives you volume and thickness - well, it gives you a bit of texture, but don't expect a Wow-effect out of it - it's still an oil and oils are heavy for your hair.

How to use:
1. Put the oil on your scalp and on hair in the evening and leave it overnight or
2. do the same in the morning and leave it on for the whole day or
3. Put it 1-2 hours before washing your hair

*  *  *

After me using it for the first time, I just realized that my hair is much softer than usual, I could manage my bad haircut ends (which I am going to repare at my hairdresser's soon), it had still its own form and it smelled like henna and lemon (no sign of coconut, haha). I really liked it!
The only "bad" thing I've read about this is that it can make your hair reflection a bit red (there was a girl that did a YouTube review showing that - see here) and that's because of henna - hm, nothing happened to me, to be honest. :) but I'm still not willing to use it every time I wash my hair.

So, in the end, I'd like to say - it's worth trying!
...and I hope you liked this review. Don't forget to follow me!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Makeup remover without oil and tears? Seems impossible.

Hello my dear readers! Long time no see!

First, I want to wish you a Happy New Year and much health, beauty and happiness for each and every one of your that has just read the sentence! <3 I am very happy and honored to have you and I hope that there will be much more of you reading my posts in this time next year.

My first post of 2015 is about something I was "researching" in the last three weeks - the best and favorable way to remove waterproof make-up such as mascara and eyeliner that is gentle and doesn't cause redness, crying, dull face and me being nervous about it.

I'm a lucky girl to get all the possible samples of make-up removers while buying mascara (especially if you buy a Lancomé mascara) and also all the salesgirls of some perfumeries already know me and my need to get all the testers they own, haha. :) Well, there is no other way for me to try something out and talk about it than that.

Long story short - many of these removers are awesome; I do like Esteé Lauder one the most (the one in the violet packaging) because it's really not oily and not so aggressive to my sensitive eyes (I wear contact lenses, btw)... on the other hand, this "thing" costs around 25€. I cannot afford myself such a thing because I am not willing to pay that much money for a remover. Someday, if I start earning a lot of money, maybe I'll change my mind, haha.

*  *  *

Since I wasn't satisfied with the prices of some high-end brands' removers, I tried some cheaper alternatives such as Nivea, Essence, Garnier... and wasn't satisfied at all - oily, aggressive fluids that make me look like a ponceau for the next hour or two.

So I started to think and research through the internet and see if there's something that could help me... and I found a magical solution:

1. Johnson's baby Shampoo
2. Becutan foamy bath
3. Hipp washing gel

Baby shampoos or bathing gels are not aggressive, oily and not causing tears, so you can do whatever you want and nothing will happen to you (you should have in mind that babies are literally eating these products while playing in bath). They remove all your make-up in a second and make your skin very soft and nourished.
These three products I put on a picture are my personal favourites, but you can use any baby product you like, the consistency is quite the same, I'd say.
The middle one (Becutan) is my all time favourite! (Becutan is a Macedonian brand that's pretty successful in the Balkans becuase of its smell, quality and low price range. I would personally recommend this brand to anyone, also to people with dry and sensitive skin.)

These shower gels, baths and shampoos for babies cost just a couple of euros and are the perfect alternative to all the pricey high-end make-up removers. If you are a type of person that likes to "wash off" make-up, I think this is a good solution for you. :)

So guys, if you liked this post, please give it a like... or do follow me! If you'd share it on your Facebook account, that would be soo nice. THANK YOU!

P.S. Please, if you have something to tell me, recommend me or criticize me - you have the comment box down below :)

<3 Tinea

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A Birthday Post :)

Hello my dear readers!

I am very glad that I slowly start getting new visitors (so my daily visit number of people is slowly rising, yaaaay) and at least 25% of of visitors are "returning visitors" (what's actually a good sign in statistics). I am really glad that there is a "small" group of people that do like my blog and this motivates me to continue writing :) Thanks! <3
And today is my birthday! Yaaaaaaay! :)

Today I'd like to tell you about mascara I wanted to buy for months; the biggest problem is that this brand is (regardless) still not hitting any cosmetics shop in Austria. I am not sure if anybody knows this brand in here :)

This time I'm talking about
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Well, I have to admit - the name is kinda kinky. :) I've noticed that many cosmetics brands like Nars, Too Faced, Benefit, Soap&Glory and some other are naming their products quite seductive, haha, maybe they want to break the "sex" taboo like that... on the other hand, sex sells and every product with a kinky name will bring every person's attention.

I was reading other people's reviews for ages before I got myself this mascara. There were extremely positive and extremely negative comments and I was really curious about it.

Too Faced Mascara test. And yeah, I never work my eyeliner through the whole eyelid :)

After trying this mascara on, I was glad my lashes were super-lifted, voluminous and and defined. After one coat, they were looking pretty awesome so I didn't want to pimp them any more (see photo above). As I tried to do that the day after, I got clumps and my lashes were looking like spider legs, so I had to wash it off and start again.

My opinion about it:
This is a good mascara. It has all that matters (definition, curl, volume) and I'd say it's more an evening mascara, since it makes that little dramatic look. On the other hand, this is not a waterproof mascara and it can easily smudge (if you're touching your eye area for sure). The wand is good and the texture of liquid is very thick (so it makes that voluminous look). On the other hand, you should be careful with it - it smudges while putting it on and leaves trails everywhere (you just have to have a tiny cosmetic pad becuase you're gonna get some of the product on your eyelid - or am I just so clumsy?). :)
Long story short, it's recommendable for mascara-experts. For beginners I'd say rather Too Faced "LashGasm" or any other mascara that has a bit simplier wand and texture. :)

Where can you buy it:
In Austria, there is no such thing as Too Faced. You have to try online shops.
In Serbia (and many other countries) you can buy it at Sephora.
It costs around 22€.

Thank you for your attention. If you have a question or anything, just write in comments below... and don't forget to like/follow. THANKS :)


Monday, December 15, 2014

Tinea goes alternative on FashionTV

Hi guys,

last week I was supporting my friends from Archetype Apparel on a fashion show in FashionTV Love F Café in Vienna. This was, I'd say, the first time in my life to do a catwalk with FashionTV and an awesome alternative fashion brand (lots of fashion words in here, lol). It was really strange not to be super-couture on those kind of events, but I must say - I LOVED IT! A Birkin bag, Jimmy Choo shoes and a Versace dress are not necessarily all that matters.

I am the one in the middle :)

I supported Archetype Apparel from the very beginning - I was a part of their first photoshooting (as you can tell by the photos I posted above), had lots of fashion shows with them and I do wear their t-shirts and accessories. If you want, ou can check out their Website and a Facebook page for some clothing. They are really not pricey at all!
Archetype Apparel Website/Online shop
Archetype Apparel Facebook page

Take a look at some photos from the last week's FTV fashion show:

the girls are sooo pretty <3

I was the only one wearing sneakers! and my face is priceless :)
I do have to mention one little thing: if you do ask me for my hair... that was the time I've tested Sensai Moisturising Shampoo for the first time - you can clearly see how my hair looked like on that day. :)

So guys, I hope you liked this short post full of photos, and I hope you're going to come back to my blog again! Thanks <3

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tested and loved it: Sensai Moisturising Shampoo

Hello everyone!
Yesterday was a holiday in Austria (Maria Empfängnis) and we all "office people" had a day off. I've really enjoyed this "prolonged" weekend and had wonderful time with my friends, got myself some new hair products (which I'll hopefully review soon - or do you want me to do the haul?) and got a little sample of Sensai Moisturising Shampoo.
Sensai is a Japanese high-end brand - their products can cost a lot of money (up to 200€), but the products I've tried yet are miraculous.

Last Saturday I tested this shampoo and was pretty sceptical; I have really long, straight, heavy hair and normally I use a volumizing shampoo since all the other ones are making my hair pretty slicked and too straight, but I gave it a try.

*  *  *

First, I liked the smell and consistency - it smells different than any other shampoo and it looked kinda shimmery-goldish; my first thought of it was "Oh, you creative Japanese people, I love you so much!" :)
It was a little bit hard for my hair to completely "cover" it in foam - it doesn't foam too much (which means that it doesn't consist lots of "sodium laureth sulfate") so I had to use a bit more shampoo than usual and repeat the process till I was completely sure every part of my head is clean. After rinsing off the shampoo, I've realized I need no conditioner at all (except a tiny little bit on my ends that are kinda dry) so I've used my regular one and rinsed it off.
Oh wow! My hair was smelling sooooooo good! I couldn't believe it. And it seemed very soft, too.
I was still very curious about my hair after blowdrying and styling it.

*  *  *

After regular hair styling (with a big ceramic brush and a professional hairdryer) my hair seemed unbelievably soft, shiny, silky and also not too heavy, plus, my hair still smelled fabulous (normally, after using a heat-protector and drying your hair, the smell disappears). I was really satisfied with it. On the other hand, since this shampoo is not a volumizing shampoo, it didn't give me that up-lift on my hair roots.

My personal opinion about the product:
Sensai Moisturising Shampoo is a wonderful hair care product that makes your hair look very healthy and beautiful, leaves wonderful scent on it and makes your hair style last for days! It makes your hair look thinner and gives it a proper shine.
Special recommendation: it's a perfect shampoo for normal, damaged, dry to very dry, curly and thick hair. If you have thin and greasy hair - I'd love to recommend you some other products to achieve better look :)

Where can you buy it:
In Austria - Douglas, Müller
In Serbia - Jasmin (they have Sensai make-up and skincare products, not sure about hair products - let me know if you find out!)
Costs: around 25€ for 250ml

Did you like this review? Please let me know in comments below!
Don't forget to follow me (following options are on side-bar) ♡

Tinea xx

Friday, December 5, 2014

1,2,3 beauty!

Hello everyone!

Today I really want to recommend you something everyone needs from time to time - if you are clumsy, emotional and tired for days, there's something that can save your life.
I am doing this review/recommendation because I was using this product recently - I've got some dark circles under my eyes because I didn't sleep so well, I was emotional the last couple of days (happy emotional tho, cried cos I've finally got a new flat, hehe) and yeah... the last thing... I suceeded to cut myself under my eye with a paper sheet.

In those situations, I needed a cover-up. I cannot go to work looking like I was sick. I was having some meetings and I was seeing my boss every day, so, this is one of the rerasons for using it.

It's not pricey, it does wonders, makes you look flawless when you're actually not (nobody's perfect):
Bourjois 1,2,3 Perfect Foundation
This foundation has a good coverage (but not like MAC's Studio Fix Fluid or Dior Forever for example) and it conceales all the imperfections. If you find your ideal shade, you can just put it on places you need to conceal, but you can also put it all over your face (which I'd personally never recommend).
The trick about this foundation is in its pigments:
3 colour correcting pigments
1. Yellow pigments – conceals dark circles for a rested look
2. Mauve pigments – corrects dullness for radiance
3. Green pigments – neutralises redness for an even out the complexion
This foundation is for all skin types; don't forget to prepare your skin for this properly - use a moisturizer and a primer!

The way I was using it was just locally - under my eyes, a little bit on my T-zone and on the "cut-spot". I didn't use a concealer for that because concealer looks too obvious on my skin - this foundation looks natural and makes that "airbrush" effect. It's always good for bad-face days :)
I prefer to put my foundation with my fingers - if you prefer a brush or a sponge, it's your own decision. I prefer fingers.


Where can you buy it:
Bourjois is not available in Austria anymore, so you can count on online shops or Amazon.
In Serbia, you can find it in Jasmin.
This foundation costs around 13€ and it's a "drugstore" product.

So, my ladies, I hope you liked this short recommendation and I hope you'll be willing to hit that "join this site" button or follow me on Bloglovin'.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The way I love denim

I'm normally not a huge fan of jeans/denim clothing; I don't like the material, I'm not a huge fan of coloring (I don't know why I never liked that blue color - I always thought it doesn't suit me) and also not a huge fan of boiling in these when it starts being just a little bit warmer than usual and freezing when it's windy.

On the other hand, being stylish with denim clothes or double denim trends made me go crazy about it, and here are some inspiration pictures (some of these are going to be in my wardrobe soon ❤).


So, this is how I do love denim! Very feminine, stylish, a little bit sexy and timeless. :)
How do you like it? I'd love to know what you have to say!
Don't forget to hit that follow button on the side bar! :)

Tinea x