Winter Favorites

Winter Favorites

This winter, my skin has been struggling with dryness and irritation. I needed to change my skin care routine because my skin had accustomed to my old products, and was no longer responding well. This tends to happen after a while and is completely normal. That's why it's important to change things up. These are the products that helped me (and my skin) survive the winter so far.

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Aesop Hand Balm: Niche Journal!

Aesop Hand Balm: Niche Journal!

My first review is up on Niche website! I tried the amazingly moisturizing and fast-absorbing Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm while searching for a product to keep my hands soft and hydrated during the cold winter season. It is a dream come true for everyone looking for a non-greasy, deep moisture! Check out the full review HERE!

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ELLE Czech Republic October 2014

ELLE Czech Republic October 2014

The 20th anniversary issue of ELLE Czech Republic is featuring four top models on the cover and in the main fashion editorial. I had the honor to have been selected as one of them.

I was photographed with Linda Vojtova, Denisa Dvorakova, and the legendary Daniela Pestova. The theme of the cover shoot was "All-American Girls." All of us are originally from Czech (or Slovakia), and we all have lived in New York for a couple of years.

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The Niche Apothecary

The Niche Apothecary

Jana has just joined The Niche Apothecary, a blog bringing you the latest discoveries in hard to find, niche, luxury cosmetics and fragrance products from around the world. Jana will be reviewing products she has tried, tested and most importantly fallen in love with. These products are not found in the mass market and many of them have an emphasis on natural and organic ingredients.

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Back To School Beauty

This is the last part of the "Back to School" series: and a very important one. Sitting at school all day is exhausting and certainly very dehydrating for our body and skin. I don't like to buy packaged water, I always bring my own water bottle and refill it multiple times a day. From the outside, I like to hydrate with Josie Maran Infinity Cream infused with argan oil, which I find to be a miracle ingredient! Argan oil may be used for skin and hair, and it perfectly balances out moisture levels. Most of Josie Maran's products contain argan oil– so does the Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick"- which is a color-tinted lipstick in the middle enveloped by a moisturizing argan oil lip treatment. With this product, you get  a little bit of a color with a moisturized feel!

The whole lineup of Josie Maran's Argan Lipsticks!
The whole lineup of Josie Maran's Argan Lipsticks!

I usually wear minimal makeup at school, just a little mascara and a blush. I love this MAKE UP FOR EVER Sculpting Kit (you can see me wearing it in this post!) With two colors in a set (you can choose a lighter or a darker version) you mix and blend until you achieve your desired shade and strength of contour. With this set I also purchased a good large contouring brush. I have to say that application of contouring powder (or a blush) is SO MUCH easier with a nice large brush like this! The evenness of application doesn't rival small size brushes– until recently I have been using only this small Kabuki brush, and I can see the difference right away- the result looks so much more professional (I like the little brush for travelling though, it can work for application of translucent powder and a blush as well).

And lastly, Bobbi Brown Beach Fragrance is a nice way to prolong memories of enjoyable, warm, sunny days!

Water-Based Miracle Foundation

Water-Based Miracle Foundation

I found an interesting new product: MAKE UP FOR EVER Face & Body Liquid Makeup. What fascinated me at first was the consistency of it, which was very different from any other foundations I'm familiar with. It looked like a liquid-y pudding. The makeup in the half-used display bottles didn't really stick to the glass on the inside of the containers.

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Saturday Morning Refresher

Saturday Morning Refresher

It's Saturday afternoon, and I had (not unlike many people) a long night. Even though I don't party or stay up late too often (I love my sleep!), I am very precautious about how I prepare and execute my nights out to prevent non-productive, hungover days.

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    Haircare - What To Use & Avoid

    Haircare - What To Use & Avoid

    I spend more free time trying to maintain my hair than I would like to admit. As a model you come to terms with the fact you will never have really healthy hair, at least not without a lot of work. I cherish every moment someone is not pulling my follicles, gluing extensions into my scalp, or teasing the hell out of my hair.

    You don't have to be a fashion model in order for your hair to suffer–in fact, I know many people who style their hair (in their everyday life) way more than I do. Many of us benefit from some love of our hair, but what products are good for us?

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