The story behind the brand is actually quite interesting. It is a collaboration between a Russian marketing group called Gradient and a make-up factory in Switzerland. According to their press release, Vivienne Sabo was actually a real life person, who was a chemistry student. She was interested in creating new make-up formulas, that were later discovered in her journal, and which are used in the brand’s products today. The beautiful story of her life ( which to be honest, sounds more like a movie plot) can be found on their official site.
Tochni is a small village between Larnaca and Limassol. Unless you were going there intentionally, you probably wouldn’t even know it exists. This is mostly due to the lack of advertisement. However, Tochni is definitely worth the attention.
The Limassol Marina is one of the most popular places in town. Built in the place of the old port, it definitely gives you a glimpse, of how the city might look like in a few years.
With its luxurious white yachts, modernistic architecture and high-end shops, the it reminds me of Cannes or Monte Carlo.
The beautiful scenery hypnotizes you, giving a sense of serenity and vacation. Which is probably why it attracts so many people, locals and tourists.
A huge selection of cafés and restaurants gives you the opportunity to choose according to your budget and desire. Whether you are looking for coffee, pizza or a proper meal, it is all there in front of you. Here are a few of my personal favourite places.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the nes you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. ”
High end make up is great, especially when you want to pamper yourself. However, there are some things, that are just easier and smarter to get from the drugstore.
Living on an island, where the weather is mostly hot, I am not a big fan of foundation, as I do find that it clogs my pores, thus causing my skin to break out.
So what I do, is I replace foundation with concealer. It still helps to even my skin tone, but it’s not as heavy as a foundation would be. The only downside is that I go through them really really quickly. That’s why I was super stoked to find drugstore variations of this item, that are not only budget friendly, but also GET THE WORK DONE!
For me a concealer should tick the following aspects –
Easy to blend and apply
Highlights yet conceals
Doesn’t feel or look heavy on the skin
These are my top picks, that I believe answer up to at least two of the points above.
The brand’s inventors are Dr Jürgen Klein, a biochemist, and his wife Ulrike, a botanist ( The name “Jurlique” is actually a mixture of their names). They believed in the force of nature, and wanted to combine alchemy, herbal medicine and homeopathy in their skin care line, that originated in Adelaide Hills in South Australia. The line itself is very natural and organic.
The line’s inventor is a professional acclaimed podiatrist, who has foot clinics and nail spas in UK and Dubai. Her idea behind the brand was to make hand and feet treatments not only effective, but also luxurious. To make people want to take care of them, just as much, as any other part of their body. The key ingredient in her products is Australian Emu Oil. Renowned for its incredible healing properties it has been used medicinally for thousands of years.