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Month: October, 2016

KORRES. Everyday Organic Beauty from Greece.

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The more organic I get in selection of food and beauty products, the better I feel and look, but all good things do not come for free and if you think about going organic, it is not easy to do so without a decent budget. But not all has to be out of reach, it is still possible to find affordable beauty products that are up to highest standards and produced of quality, certified ingredients.

KORRES is an organic beauty brand established in 1996 in Greece, with roots in pharmacy and homeopathy, backed by a good lab research. KORRES philosophy is about making everyday beauty products based on natural, certified organic ingredients and offering them at an affordable price, in aesthetically pleasing packaging that gives a full information about each product. From 1999 started international expansion of the brand which is now globally recognised and available worldwide, with many KORRES outposts and in collaboration with department stores. KORRES brand takes pride in tradition, making a wood-fired kettle Rakokazano used in the traditional extraction process into a logo appearing on an every product.

KORRES products are easily available in Norway, I had seen them many times on pharmacy shelves, but I never took a closer look and I probably would keep on dismissing them for all the wrong reasons, if not for a jasmine body butter that I used when visiting a friend. I loved the texture, the smell and the way it worked on my skin, so I got curious and for the first time really noticed the brand, did some research and made my first KORRES purchase. So far I am very happy with products that I have selected and I very well may continue to use them as a good, but more affordable alternative to Australian brands that were my favourites up till now.

Mood & Inspiration.

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A dreamy atmosphere of coastal resorts and small seaside towns filled with nostalgia and longing for the next summer, an autumn mood that was captured on photographs from the lookbook by Filippa K.

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Photos: filippa-k.com

From the Bookshelf. “The Joy of Less” by Francine Jay (Miss Minimalist).

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Before reading “The Joy of Less” I wasn’t sure I can call myself a minimalist, but now I know – I have a long way to go if I want to achieve the ideal, but the thing is, I am not sure I want to go that far!

I enjoyed the lecture and agree with most points made by Francine Jay aka Miss Minimalist. A clean and clutter free home makes daily life more enjoyable and less stressful. I am a strong believer in letting things go if they stopped serving the purpose, don’t bring any joy or simply were purchased without giving it enough thought. Same with organising and designating own place to whatever you own, I got so used to it that I cannot truly relax if my surrounding is not neat and kind of empty. However, some minimalist recommendations seemed too extreme for my liking. For example, I do not see a reason to let go of my collection of wine glasses and switch to one size fits all glasses, I am sure it would make wine or champagne drinking less enjoyable, same as I disagree with a suggestion to forsake clothes that require dry cleaning, silk and wool garments are those I hold in highest esteem and even though they require some effort, I would never let them go.

On the whole, the book was very enjoyable and filled with common sense, down to earth advice on how to clean and organise better, be more conscious in the future, inspire those around you to change and keep the clutter at bay for good. In today’s world when everything is so available and in abundance, it is easy to get lost among material things and loose the sense of what the real priority is, “The Joy of Less” can help to avoid it and start living more consciously and gracefully.