Sick for a month: Update + Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask Review

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Hello lovely readers! Firstly I would like to apologize and explain the reason of my lack of posts and poor performance as a beauty blogger. Well, January hasn't been the best month for me regarding my health. I had 3 different illnesses 3 weeks straight, I was a total mess and almost had to visit the emergency room. Surprisingly, I survived all 3 at home thanks to my mom (who is a doctor!). Nothing major really, but I rather not go into details. However, it did knocked me down and I stayed in bed most days. Honestly, it was terrible! 

Secondly, I'm super happy now that I'm feeling better and healthy! I noticed that during those 3 weeks my skin got in a really bad condition 'cause I wasn't really taking care of it. As soon as I got better I re-scheduled my beauty regime. I'm currently in love with Antipodes products, these are mostly natural skincare products enriched with lots of organic ingredients. 

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All 2012 I drooled over the Aura Manuka Honey Mask ($.39.00) and being one of the most talked-about and popular products on the blogosphere, who wouldn't? This gorgeous mask is packed with manuka honey, pohutukawa antioxidants, vanilla pod and mandarin. It delivers a deeply moisturizing, cleansing and anti-oxidizing treatment. I think it is meant to be used, or it can be used rather everyday because it's not harsh and contains no harmful ingredients. However I prefer to use it in times when my skin really needs either a deep clean or a deep moisturize. The mask is very light and it has a semi-sweet scent with a hint of citric scent (mandarin). I apply a generous amount all over my face and neck and leave it for about 15-20 minutes. I wash it off with warm water and when in contact with water it gets very creamy, it doesn't create any type of foam. The results are amazing, my skin feels clean and moisturized, it doesn't leave any type of greasy residue. I do apply moisturizer afterwards, Vanilla Pod Moisturizing Day Cream ($.48.00).  In general, I really like using organic and natural skincare and I think it's perfect for younger skins.

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More on life updates: I never tried such a delicious lemon pie in my life! My brother's girlfriend came to visit us since Jan 1st and stayed for the whole month. She is originally from Argentina. She had to make this pie like four times because the whole family was obsessed with it (and she left the recipe :') I know, it's just pie but doesn't it look good? Other than that, I've been watching tons of movies and tv shows. Below are a few movies and also I've been watching GIRLS, a genius show created and directed by Lena Dunham. If you haven't seen it yet, you should! You can consider the movies and albums recommendations, I've watched and listen to these this past month and enjoyed them a lot! :) 

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Let me know if you like this kind of posts (nevermind the sick part) 
Stay tuned for January beauty favourites! :) Xx


  1. Aww sounds like January wasn't much fun, I hope February is better!! I'd love to try that Manuka Honey Mask. And I still haven't watched Girls... sounds like a really good show!

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

  2. Well,I hope you're better now! Looking forward to more of your reviews :)


  3. That's great your feeling better.

    You didn't miss much .. January is the worst month of the year anyway :P

    Maisy xxx


  4. Great review!
    I love all posts you do,especially love your reviews!
    xx doll:)

  5. I loved perks of being a wallflower, it made me cry so much! quite a good book as well :-)



  6. Glad you are feeling better! I find that being sick has a weird affect on my skin too, it would get really dry and terrible yet a week or so after it's passed my skin looks amazing for like..one week. LOL.
    PS. I like these kinds of casual talking posts :)

  7. Sorry to hear you've been ill, hope you're feeling much better now :) xx

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  8. Hope you're feeling better! I've read 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower', and loved it! But I'm yet to watch the movie.

    Natalie xxx

  9. Wonderful article, thanks for putting this together! This is obviously one great post. Thanks for the valuable information and insights you have so provided here. Antpodes Night Cream


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