Knowledge is power. Know what you apply on your face. Clean, vegan beauty, non-toxic.

I am so excited to talk about Clean Beauty!


How I started?

Since I started decluttering my home, I noticed the huge amount of makeup that was laying around my room, bathroom, closet, etc. It was everywhere! So I thought “I obviously have to many products that I have to get rid off.” But it wasn’t enough!

As important as it is for me to know what I keep in my makeup bag, it is equally important to know what exactly I apply on my face. What goes into my body, mind, and skin are some of the questions that I find myself thinking a lot.

I wanted a makeup that is actually good for me, not a kind of makeup that just makes me look good.

I started reading, researching, asking, and looking online to some people that inspire me and I stumbled across this amazing company – ”Follain”.


What they believe?

Of course, I wanted to read more about this company before buying their products.

I was very impressed to find out that this brand believes that you should not compromise health for beauty. On their site you can also find a list with restricted ingredients. You will never find harmful chemicals in their amazing products!


Where did I get it?

Thanks to one of my favorite YouTuber at the moment, Sarah Therese (click here to see who I’m talking about, if you don’t already know her), I got to order my first Follain Clean Essential Kit. (US only)

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The Clean Essential Kit


I received my package very fast and I was so trilled to try these beauties. You can say it was love at first try, hehe, especially with this bad boy:

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COQ – 10 Toner


Paraben Free, phthalate free, and cruelty free, this one is perfect to spray on your face after your workout. I personally love to apply it after cleansing my face with the ¨Osea¨ Ocean Cleanser.

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Ocean Cleanser by Osea


This one fights the free radicals and works as a shield to protect the collagen from damaging. It has Jojoba Oil and Algae Extract. Vegan, gluten-free, cruelty -free, it’s such a great, gentle exfoliator and makeup remover.

The Essential Clean Kit that I got was also coming with this recovery cream by ”Ursa Major” and this 100% toxin free – everything soap (which has the best citrusy smell ever).

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Golden Hour Recovery Cream
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The Everything Soap by Follain


If you would like to get $15% off your next purchase use code ref_vanessamartinez77. It’s that easy!



Want to read more about CLEAN BEAUTY? Click here.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. As I mentioned before, I got this Clean Essential Kit because of the offer that Sarah Therese was running on her channel. My opinion is honest and it’s based on me trying out these products.


How to make your own natural, vegan, repairing face oil. Facial oil for dry skin.

October is here and very soon we will say ¨Hello, November!¨ As the season is changing, also your skincare routine needs to change.


Personally, I have never been a crazy fan of facial oils. I still wonder why, because they are awesome! ♥♥♥ There is a reason why all the skincare world is raging about them! They really work out wonders.

Well, maybe one of the reasons why I remained with a bad impression about facial oils is because of this episode:

I remember that one day I got very hyper about one of my favorite cosmetic brands because they had just launched a new facial oil. This one was promising to renew dry skin and make it feel and look healthy. Back then, I was living in Romania, it was winter time, so my face was desperate for care and hydration (as beautiful as they are, winters over there are very rough).

Filled with excitement, I went and bought the most expected, miraculous facial oil, but after using it for some time I realized that it was not so miraculous. It didn’t do what it was promising. More than that, I got very nasty breakouts. And I very, very rarely get breakouts.

Long story short, in the end I realized that the problem was actually me, not the facial oil. That particular facial oil was just not meant for my skin type. After this episode, I made some research, asked my mom (which is a certified professional), searched the market, and discovered two great oils that worked for my skin type (which back then was dry).

The perfect combination for my dry skin type was rosehip seed oil combined with lavender essential oil. The rosehip seed oil is a very good moisturizer while the lavender oil hydrates and restores your skin. Both of them are also great anti-aging oils.

How to make it:

  1. Choose a base a.k.a ‘carrier’ oil. This will be the foundation of your oil (mine was the rosehip oil – 2/3 of the container).
  2. Add some drops (between 3-7) into the base oil, mixing after each drop.

How to use it: after washing your face, apply a few drops to your fingertips and gently massage into your skin (face and neck).




*Some extra tips:

  1.  Never apply oil on a dirty face – it will seal in all the dirt that has been accumulated in your skin.
  2. Don’t trow your facial oil bottle after it is finished. Reuse it for a new customized oil. (If you don’t have a bottle for your facial oil, you can find one here.
  3. Other oils that work for dry skin: sweet almond oil and avocado oil.
  4. Store your facial oil away from the sunlight.