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Welcome to All things 7

I’m Paula, a day dreamer with a passion for natural and organic cosmetics, wellness, mindfulness and tasty food. I love food and skincare 🙂 I wanted to create a place where I could share my thoughts and opinions about natural cosmetics, food and skincare ingredients. My reviews might be subjective, I think they definitely are ;-), but they are always honest and true.

It might seem like the site is forever changing, thats because I’m a web designer/ developer and I am obsessed with beautifying it! I love connecting with other bloggers and business owners! Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you have or just say hi, I am always happy to hear from you!

Healthy Gingerbread men Recipe

I found this recipe a few years ago and it has become my go to gingerbread recipe. This easy recipe for gingerbread men is great for baking with children, and it makes a lovely homemade Christmas present. Gingerbread Ingredients 1 kg of plain flour, plus extra for rolling out 8 egg yolks 3 egg whites 1…

Swiateczne Cynamonowe Pierniki – Przepis

Ten przepis na pierniki jest stosunkowo łatwy, ilość przypraw i cukru można dostosować do własnych upodobań. Pierniki zawsze wychodzą mi puszyste, miękkie i rozpływające się w ustach. Są bardzo cynamonowe wiec pachnące świętami i choinką. Pierniki – Składniki: 1 kg mąki pszennej 8 żółtek 3 białka 1 szklanka drobnego cukru do wypieków albo ksylitolu 3…

I have been chosen to be one of Inner Senses Ambassadors Yay

I am  delighted to have been selected as one of the Ambassadors of  Inner Senses Organic created by Lisa. “Inner Senses are multi award-winning British artisan brand of Organic Beauty and Wellbeing products, aromatherapy based, with a holistic approach and apothecary traditions” You can find a full list of brand ambassadors here. PAULA15 will give…

Facial Oils I am currently using

You probably know by now that I love face oils …. well face oils and face masks lol Here are oils I am currently using: Ooh! – Oils of Heaven Natural Tamanu Rejuvenating Face Oil 15ml Tamanu oil is rich in Omega 6 and Omega 9, making it ideal for enhancing healthy skin. It is…

Octocrylene – SPF – 2-ethylhexyl-2-cyano-3,3-diphenylacrylate

It is nearly summer and almost everyone is on the lookout for an SPF. There is so many sun screen brands on the market with so many  different ingredients, that it is so hard to pick the right one. It is even more difficult considering that  sunscreen ingredients have meaningless long names like Octocrylene. It sounds harmless, doesn’t it?  Lets find out if it actually is 🙂

January Love Lula Box 2018

Rich, but well absorbing body butter provides an elegant skin feel and deep moisturization.

Enriched with shea butter, coconut oil and macadamia oil, the body butter nurtures and nourishes skin, helps to maintain its elasticity and leaves skin silky smooth and soft.

Scented with natural essential oils of sweet orange and bergamot that give the butter a sophisticated spicy citrus scent.

Joik Advent Calendar Day 12 – Citrus & Bergamot Body Butter

Rich, but well absorbing body butter provides an elegant skin feel and deep moisturization.

Enriched with shea butter, coconut oil and macadamia oil, the body butter nurtures and nourishes skin, helps to maintain its elasticity and leaves skin silky smooth and soft.

Scented with natural essential oils of sweet orange and bergamot that give the butter a sophisticated spicy citrus scent.

Joik Advent Calendar Day 11 – Gentle Micellar water

A gentle micellar water with cornflower water and aloe juice cleanses, removes make-up and hydrates and tones the skin. • cornflower water – relieves skin, reduces redness and irritations • aloe juice – anti-inflammatory, soothes and calms skin • trehalose – a natural plant sugar, binds moisture and helps to maintain skin´s moisture level • Sodium PCA – a natural conditioning agent, helps to maintain the optimum level of skin moisture.

Joik Advent Calendar Day 9 – JOIK Silky and luxurious facial serum with cranberry seed oil

This is an oil based handmade soap. It literally starts melting in your hands if you will hold it long enough.  Like all Joik products it is nourishing and very gentle on the skin. It does not contain any harsh cleansing agents.

I use soaps quite a lot. I use them instead of shower gels and hand soaps. A soap with good ingredients works better on my skin than a liquid soap. Your skin will feel very moisturised after using it. I am not sure I would try it on my face. Oh .. did I say that it smells amazing … it does …. it smells like a rose. It has a very pleasant and subtle fragrance that  I can’t imagine anyone disliking 😉

Joik Advent Calendar Day 8 – Vanille Et Noisette Scented Sachet

This is an oil based handmade soap. It literally starts melting in your hands if you will hold it long enough.  Like all Joik products it is nourishing and very gentle on the skin. It does not contain any harsh cleansing agents.

I use soaps quite a lot. I use them instead of shower gels and hand soaps. A soap with good ingredients works better on my skin than a liquid soap. Your skin will feel very moisturised after using it. I am not sure I would try it on my face. Oh .. did I say that it smells amazing … it does …. it smells like a rose. It has a very pleasant and subtle fragrance that  I can’t imagine anyone disliking 😉

Joik Advent Calendar Day 7 – Rose & Red Clay Handmade Soap

This is an oil based handmade soap. It literally starts melting in your hands if you will hold it long enough.  Like all Joik products it is nourishing and very gentle on the skin. It does not contain any harsh cleansing agents.

I use soaps quite a lot. I use them instead of shower gels and hand soaps. A soap with good ingredients works better on my skin than a liquid soap. Your skin will feel very moisturised after using it. I am not sure I would try it on my face. Oh .. did I say that it smells amazing … it does …. it smells like a rose. It has a very pleasant and subtle fragrance that  I can’t imagine anyone disliking 😉

Joik Advent Calendar Day 6 – Green Tea and Cucumber Body Lotion

Hello Everyone! Can’t believe its the 6th of December already. Where did this year go. I find each day shorter than the day before. Each day my list of things I want to do is so long, but there never is enough time.  So here I am late again with opening another door of my JOIK calendar

Today I opened  door no 6 of my Joik Advent Calendar 2017. Guess what I found today: JOIK Green Tea & Cucumber Body Lotion.

Joik Regenerating Night Cream

Hello Everyone! Today will put live two blog posts. That has not happened before. All because I was late with my Joik Day 4 product review/ first impression post.

Today I opened  door no 5 of my Joik Advent Calendar 2017. Guess what I found today: JOIK Regenerating night cream 50ml. I must say I love the smell and the consistency 🙂

Joik Advent Calendar Day 1 – Cleansing facial foam

Hello everyone!  So … this year I got my Christmas decorations  out early this year … middle of November early 😉 Shortly after that I was browsing LoveLula website and I came across Joik Advent Calendar.  Now, I am a complete Advent Calendar Newbie. I never ever had an advent calendar before. I actually felt in love with the packaging first. I absolutely love the box design. Then I did a quick brand research and thought to myself … gosh I really want to try this brand … and what a better way to try a new brand than get a bunch of samples… get yourself an advent calendar  … and that is exactly what I did.

Easy DIY Detox Bath Recipe

Hello everyone! I know that there is no schedule to my blogposts. I think I have to get better at organising my time. Anyway today I would like to tell you more about my favourite relaxing home spa treatment … and it is …. a detox bath. The only thing I like more than a face mask is a face mask while having a bath.

My skincare routine inspired by Charlotte Cho

Hello everyone. A while ago I have introduced into my daily life Korean skincare routine . I always felt that my skin is high maintenance. There is no way I could go to sleep with my makeup still on and wake up without a few surprises and hundreds of blackheads on my face. Cleansing my face each day thoroughly  was always a priority for me ever since I was a teenager. I never had bad acne but since I was about 15 years old  I suffered from blackheads. I tried everything and twenty years later I still have them.

Ilia Sheer Vivid Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 Review

Ilia Sheer Vivid Tinted Moisturiser SPF 20 has a semi-matte formula with soothing botanicals to help calm and revitalise the skin. It contains aloe vera, which aids in long-lasting hydration and white tea and rosemary extract to combat free radicals. It contains sodium hyaluronate, which promotes skin microcirculation. Sounds great, doesn’t it?

Face Wipes vs Make up removing cloth by Glov

Hello, I come to you today with a bit of a rant and product comparison. I am annoyed with myself that I bought something without researching it or at least checking the ingredient list. To be honest it never crossed my mind that in a small facial wipe there can be so many harmful chemicals. Probably all these are in minimal amounts but any skincare junkie probably uses many products each day and all the chemicals absorbed through the skin can quickly add up. I have found an amazing chemical free alternative to face wipes. They require a little bit of maintenance but oh boy aren’t they worth it.

Mudmasky PH-Balanced Mud Mask Review

Not everyone may know that, but …… I am a face mask junkie…No hiding here…. no denying… I have face mask evening a few times a week… I honestly think introducing face masks to my skin care routine made a huge difference to the appearance and health of my skin 🙂

There is nothing I enjoy more, than putting on my PJs and a face mask after a long day at work. I have very oily, and quite problematic skin, so naturally my favourite masks are detoxifying clay masks. I only needed to use Mudmasky face mask once to completely fall in love with it. This is by far the best clay based face mask I have ever used.

Lush Cup O’ Coffee Exfoliating face and body mask Review

Wakes up tired complexions
If you’re a sucker for the strong, dark, stimulating type, this coffee-filled mask is just the thing to kick-start your day. Wake up and invigorate the skin and mind with the rich, intoxicating aroma of freshly brewed coffee and sweet roasted cocoa extract. Kaolin deeply cleanses impurities from the pores and ground coffee acts as a gentle scrub to buff away dryness and reveal the glowing skin beneath. Smooth this one all over your body to feel soft, clean and wonderfully fragrant.

How to read labels

Do you think you can trust the labels on your "natural" cosmetics? The packaging sometimes can be misleading with big slogans that have nothing to do with actual ingredients of the product. Many cosmetics have a long list of Latin ingredients that need to be decoded in order to know what they actually mean. Here is...

Microdermabrasion – is it worth the money?

Microdermabrasion is a borderline medical and cosmetic treatment. Until recently, it was used only in doctors’ offices, and now thanks to technological advances is increasingly used in beauty salons. It is hard to overestimate the advantages of this method – the security is similar to home peels, effectiveness and can without exaggeration be compared with invasive dermatological treatments.

Plastic in Cosmetics – Let’s aim for plastic free skincare

Have you ever wondered what are these micro granules in your personal care products? Unless it is a natural product it is more than likely these granules are made out of plastic. As plastic is cheaper and easier to obtain that natural equivalents. Plastic particles in these cosmetics is  definitely harmless. in most product plastic...

Mary Kay TimeWise, Matte Wear Liquid Foundation Review (Matujący podkład w płynie)

TimeWise® Matte-Wear® Liquid Foundation is the perfect combination of science and beauty. Age-fighting foundations not only help create a flawless look, they can be used as an extension of your skin care regimen. They are more than coverage – they are foundations with age-fighting benefits that work hard to give you ageless beauty. And TimeWise® Matte-Wear® Liquid Foundation is customised for your skin type. Infused with vitamin E and a blend of peptides, the result is skin that instantly looks firmer, younger and healthier. It’s the perfect age-fighting foundation for combination to oily skin, visibly reducing the appearance of pores, fine lines, wrinkles and skin imperfections.

Decoding organic cosmetics

Hello! I have recently decided that all cosmetics that I will buy from now on will be natural and will not be tested on animals and where possible they will be certified organic cosmetics.   There is not many chemists stocking natural cosmetics in my area and even if they do the selection is very poor....

Clarisonic Aria Face Brush – Review

I have recently purchased Clarisonic Aria. Sonic Face Brush. I was wondering for a really long time whether I need one or not. One day I decided enough is enough and went on to my favourite online store website and bought myself a Clarisonic Aria Face Brush. My excuse is, it was close to my birthday,...

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I am interested in everything organic, natural and in general good for us.

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