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2016/02/29

February's My Beauty Box

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Today is the last day of February, which means it's time for another My Beauty Box review - this time is of course February's edition. The theme of this month's box is Love Beauty. As I've mentioned in my previous reviews, My Beauty Box is a great monthly subscription box full of beauty goodies. It delivers 5 deluxe beauty samples and a full-size product wrapped in a beautiful purple box. If you don't want to purchase the full version of the beauty box, which costs 12 eur per month (shipping costs not included), you still have the option to order all the products separately. I personally love these monthly subscription boxes, because I enjoy "the surprise aspect of it" as well as trying out different products I wouldn't normal go for or have never purchased before.
February's Beauty Box contains Revlon Nail Polish in 570 Vixen, a gorgeous maroon red shade - my favourite nail polish colour - to complement my current nail polish collection. I really love Revlon nail polishes because they are very pigmented and long-lasting. Weleda Cream Shower Gel with rose oil, perfect for dry and damaged skin for its nourishing effect, Batiste Dry Shampoo Fruity&Cheeky Cherry, which I already reviewed before (click here) and absolutely adore. I love to use it both to refresh my already greasy hair or to give some extra volume to my clean hair. Cmd Rose nourishing mask great for the dry and damaged skin because it changes the skin texture with the regular use. And last but not least, Tanya Burry Lip Gloss in Enchanted Forest, which I, again, already reviewed (click here). This is a very interesting shade, very different to everything that I already own and will really fit well into my collection. I love the smooth, creamy texture and the fruity scent, however, I do prefer the new, very slick and chic packaging of Tanya Burr Cosmetics range.
February's edition of My Beauty Box really surprised me and was definitely better than the last one. It includes interesting and very useful products and I was very excited to try them out. If you would like to check out my previous reviews of My Beauty Box click here
As I've mentioned in my previous posts this beauty subscription box is intended for my Slovene readers, but I still hope you enjoyed reading this short review. See you in my next one! Have a nice day!

SLO 

Na zadnji februarski dan letošnjega prestopnega leta sem se odločila, da z vami delim oceno februarske My Beauty Box škatle. My Beauty Box me je zopet presenetil z novo, tokrat februarsko lepotno škatlo, ki je zares nekaj posebnega. Tema je Love Beauty in ker je februar "mesec ljubezni", so seveda vsi izdelki v rdečem in roza odtenku. Kot boste opazili, sem skozi celotno objavo dodajala povezave že predhodnih ocen omenjenih izdelkov. My Beauty Box je naročniška storitev, ki vam vsak mesec na dom dostavi 5 vzorčnih kozmetičnih izdelkov, zapakiranih v čudovito vijolično škatlo. Je preprosta mesečna naročniška storitev, vse kar morate storiti pa je, da ustvarite svoj račun, naročite My Beauty Box in vsak mesec uživate ob preizkušanju novih izdelkov. Trenutna cena na njihovi uradni spletni strani je 12 eur + poštnina.

Februarski My beauty box vsebuje:

Batiste Dry Shampoo Fruity&Cheeky Cherry (50ml) - Batiste je definitivno moja najljubša znamka suhih šamponov, o katerih sem že kakšen mesec nazaj napisala tudi oceno (glej oceno). Šampon nanesem na korenine, pustim nekaj minut, da popolnoma absorbira vse maščobe in nato izčešem ter lase oblikujem. Po uporabi so moji lasje zares mehki in čisti. Občasno ga dodam tudi na sveže umite lase za dodatni volumen. Brez Batiste suhih šamponov bi verjetno še vedno sledila svojemu ritualu vsakodnevnega umivanja las, zato vam jih zares toplo priporočam! 
CMD negovalna maska, vrtnica (5ml), vsebuje organsko olje vrtnic ter mandljevo olje. Maska je predvsem primerna za suho in poškodovano kožo, saj z redno uporabo izboljšuje teksturo kože. Po uporabi testerja sicer nisem opazila kakšnih precej vidnih sprememb, vendar pa sem na splošno zelo uživala ob preizkušanju maske. 
Weleda kremni gel za prhanje, vrtnica (20 ml) vsebuje olja negovalnih organskih cvetov vrtnice, ki poskrbijo za hranljivo nego telesa in kože ne izsušijo; primerno predvsem za suho in poškodovano kožo. Weledina krema za roke me je presenetila že v decembrskem My Beauty Box-u, zato je bil tudi tokrat njihov kremni gel odlična izbira, saj je moja koža po uporabi gela zares zelo mehka na dotik.
Tanya Burry Lip Gloss, Enchanted Forest - je čudovit lip gloss iz kolekcije slavne lepotne YouTuberke Tanye Burr.  Njene lip glosse - sicer prenovljeno kolekcijo - sem ocenila že v zadnji objavi (glej oceno). Sama jih zares obožujem, saj so izredno kremaste teksture, dokaj dobro prekrivni in predvsem čudovito dišijo. Enchanted Forest je res čudovit odtenek, ki se bo lepo ujel z mojo preostalo kolekcijo lip glossov. Meni osebno je še vedno ljubši ter lažje dostopen L'Orealov 407 Shock me up lip gloss (glej oceno), zaradi boljše pigmentacije in lažjega nanosa.  
Revlon Nail Polish, 570 Vixen (14,7ml) - je Revlonov bordo rdeč lak, popoln odtenek zame, zato ga nosim že cel teden (verjetno ste ga opazili že v outfit objavah ali pa v zadnjih ocenah izdelkov). Revlonove lake že kar nekaj časa z veseljem uporabljam - so zelo ugodni in dolgoobstojni. Všeč mi je predvsem izredno gladka in obstojna tekstura ter odlična pigmentacija. 

Hvala My Beauty Box za še eno čudovito presenčenje! Vsebina februarske škatle me je prijetno presenetila, saj je vsebina izredno zanimiva in je definitvino presegla svojo ceno. Če vas zanima njihova storitev, vam predlagam, da si ogledate njihovo spletno stran in jo čimprej naročite, da boste tudi vi vsak mesec z veseljem pričakali nov My Beauty Box!




-a 

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2016/02/26

Mac Wishlist / Products Every Mac Fan Should Own

Mac was my first big makeup splurge back when I was just starting with makeup, so it's obvious that their products have always been very close to my heart. Even though Mac lost its hype in the past few years, I think Mac is back in 2016! Blogger's and YouTuber's have again started using Mac products, which I'm really happy about because I always keep a wishlist where I add new products to try out. I'm soon going back to Austria for a quick shopping trip and while I'm there I have to of course stop at Mac. Also, I think it's finally time that Mac opened a store here in Ljubljana, so we don't have to travel to different places for their products, don't you agree? 
This is my current wishlist of all the best-selling products I need to get my hands on and try out. I absolutely love their eyeshadows (I already own few separate eyeshadows and a small palette - Showstopper), so I definitely have to try out All that Glitters and Amber Lights, everyone's two favourite shades. In the future I'm definitely thinking of splurging on the Warm Neutrals Palette, which is the perfect palette for me - warm neutrals is all that I constantly wear!
I also need to purchase 217 brush, which is supposed to be the perfect multi-tasker brush, fluffy enough to blend the colour into the crease, but still dense enough to apply it all over the lid.  
I already own quite a lot of lip pencils, but none from Mac, so (thanks to Kylie Jenner) I definitely need to try out Soar. I love to wear brown nudes and they've been a part of my everyday makeup look for the past few months. So Soar should be the best option for me! 
Mac has my favourite lipsticks of all time - very pigmented and creamy. I would like to finally try out Diva (even though we are quickly approaching the spring). It just looks like the perfect dark red colour, suitable for different skin tones. And because I don't already own enough nude lipsticks - 6 just from Mac :) - I'm thinking of trying out Please me, a lovely pink nude shade. 
Highlighting has officially been the biggest trend of 2015 and the famous Strobe Cream has of course played a big part of this trend. Even though I have combination-oily skin I still love that dewy, fresh look to the skin and with the Strobe Cream applied to the cheekbones and with the Prep+Prime Light Boost under the eyes that would be the perfect combination. And to make my foundation cakey-free I definitely need to add Mac Fix+ to my collection.
So this is it, my long Mac wishlist. What are some of your HG Mac products that I need to try out?
Let me know in the comments below.




Mac All that Glitters Eyeshadow
Mac Amber Lights Eyeshadow 
Mac Warm Neutrals Palette 
Mac 217 Brush
Mac Prep + Prime in Light Boost 
Mac Strobe Cream 
Mac Fix+ Setting Spray
Mac Soar Lipliner 
Mac Please me Lipstick 
Mac Diva Lipstick 

-a 

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2016/02/24

Youtuber products: Really worth the Hype?

I've been following YouTubers for a while now because I want to stay updated with the whole blogger & vlogger community. YouTuber's products have become very popular in the past few years and now it seems like everyone wants to come up with a project of their own. From books to lashes and cosmetics - they became popular very quickly. But are these best-selling products really worth the hype? I decided to finally purcahse some of the items from Feel Unique and test them out myself. First up is one the most popular beauty guru's on the internet - Zoella. With over ten million subscribers, she gained her internet fame very quickly and launched her own Zoella Bath and Body beauty line in 2014. I decided to try out the same two products from two different lines she offers - Soak Opera from her first collection and Foam Sweet Foam from the Tutti Fruity range. I didn't know what to expect from the scents, whether I would like them or not, so I decided to buy the products that were quite reasonably priced for the amount of product you get and that I use on an everyday basis, so I knew that I would use them up quickly. First thing you have to bear in mind before reading this review is that these products are obviously targeted for her younger audience - from early teens to the young adults - which consequently explains the packaging, titles of the products and scents.

Zoella Beauty Soak Opera Bath Soak&Shower Cream 

What it claims: Keep calm with this "beauty in a bottle" bath soak. Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Aloe extracts soften and condition the skin while the delicate fragrance calm the senses with soothing floral notes. Say hello to you new bubbly bestie! Pour this creamy body cleanser under warm running water or apply straight to damp skin for a gorgeously scented bath or shower.

Retail price: 6,75 eur for 490 ml 

My experience: I've seen a lot of youtubers and bloggers complaining that they didn't like the smell of the Shower Gel or even that it doesn't smell of anything. I, however, absolutely adore this scent because it reminds me of the Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume, which I already own and love. The smell is a combination of nice light floral and sweet smell, but still very fresh. In reality you do get a decent sized bottle for a very affordable price that will last you quite a long time. The texture feels greats on your skin and leaves it very smooth. It's nothing over the top or my HG product, but it's a nice product to try out if you like Zoella. The packaging is very girly and pretty looking, just like Zoella's whole brand. It's personally not my cup of tea, but I can see many people liking it.

Zoella Beauty Tutti Fruity Foam Sweet Foam Cleansing Shower Gel

What it claims: Zoella Sweet Foam Shower Gel is a foaming gel that will help soften and soothe the skin with extracts of Acai and Blueberry, while the fresh fragrance leaves you feeling instantly energised! Simply gel-icious!

Retail price: 4,73 eur for 250 ml

My experience: This is, just like Soak Opera, a nice product, but you do get less product this time. It smells of blueberries - very sweet and fruity. It leaves your skin feeling silky and is quite moisutrising. Again the packaging is very cute and pretty - "Zoella style" - with the blue background and flowery lace. 
In conclusion I think that these are both loveable and affordable products! So if you're looking for a change then you should try these two products, especially if you are interested in the YouTubers and their brands.


Next up is Tanya Burr, another famous "beauty guru" with her own cosmetics range called Tanya Burr Cosmetics. Unfortunately all the palettes were sold out, so I opted to try out the lip glosses that everyone raves about.

Tanya Burr Lip Glosses: Afternoon Tea and Picnic in the Park 

What it claims: A collection of beautiful, high shine Tanya Burr lip glosses. The range includes all the classic shades you'll need, in a spectrum of rich crème & shimmering finishes, so you can create the perfect pout.

Retail price: 8,09 eur for 7,5ml

My experience: I really love the new improved packaging, because it makes the whole brand feel more "put together". The lip glosses have a nice creme finish, are very pigmented and smell of watermelon, which I love. They applied smoothly and the applicator made it very easy to use. The colours I've chosen are both very similar, wearable colours (picnic in the park is more pink toned). Afternoon tea is more sheer, semi opaque, peachy hue colour with some glitter in it. In my opinion this is the most wearable shade out of the whole collection. It's definitely "your lips but better" choice. 
Picnic In The Park is a lovely pink shade, again very easy to wear. Now I see why everyone was raving about this shade, because it's the perfect everyday colour that will complement different makeup looks.
These lip glosses are a very affordable option, however, when talking about the price and formula, I prefer the L'Oreal lip glosses (review - click here), which are in the same price range, but smoother and more pigmented. 

Have you tried any of the YouTuber's products? Let me know in the comments below. 

(swatches: left is Picnic in the Park and right is Afternoon Tea)

-a 
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2016/02/22

My Must-Have Mascara

These past few months I've been absolutely loving the way my lashes look thanks to my new drugstore HG mascara: Maybelline Lash Sensational. After a very long drugstore search I finally discovered Lash Sensational, which replaced all my previous favourites. Of course there will always be my two favourite mascara's to fall back on: Benefit They're Real and YSL Babydoll, but currently the drugstore definitely overrules the high-end. Absolutely everyone in the blogger community has been favouriting and raving about this mascara the past few months, so I decided to try it out myself to see what the hype was all about. I have quite long lashes naturally (thanks to my dad!) so I usually don't need that much work when it comes to mascaras. But something just clicked with this one.
So why I love it so much? It's kind of everything that I love in a mascara. It gives my lashes length and volume, it separates and defines them without clumping. It also doesn't flake or smudge so it's great for a worry-free wear. Now I finally don't need to constantly check how my makeup is holding up throughout the day.
The curved rubber brush features both short, densely packed bristles (inner side of the brush) as well as longer bristles (outer side of the brush) so it's easy to grab all the lashes, even the tinniest ones. It looks like Maybelline put a lot of effort into the wand, which I have to admit looks like a very cool wand. Because of the shape it can thoroughly comb out all the lashes for a fuller lash appearance.
Maybelline Lash Sensational makes my eyelashes very beautiful and with the affordable drugstore price it's pretty much perfect. So good job, Maybelline. This one's a hit!


-a

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2016/02/19

Afrodita Bouquet of Flowers Shower Gel & Body Milk

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Even though Valentine's Day is already behinds us, it's never too late to properly treat yourself or your closest ones with some lovely presents. A few weeks ago I received this wonderful, beautifully packaged gift set from Afrodita, which contains Cream Shower Gel and Nurturing Body Milk from their limited edition Bouquet of Flowers collection. 

What it claims: Cream shower gel Bouquet of Flowers for romance in the shower! Gently cleanses, and gives ample care to your skin and helps it to retain its moisture. With the intoxicating aroma takes you to a fragrant floral world and transforms your daily shower routine into a sensuous ritual. Nurturing body milk - pampering care in the embrace of romantic fragrances! Richly nourishes and moisturises your skin, strengthens its protective function and makes it silky smooth. With the pleasant floral aroma it provides a sensuous daily skin-care experience. (as written on the official Afrodita website) 

Retail price: 4,90 eur

My experience: I really enjoyed using and testing out these two products; I especially love the floral scent and the gorgeous, very feminine packaging. Cream Shower Gel gently cleansed my skin and with the added Nurturing Body Milk, which nourished and moisturised my skin, they both made it feel silky smooth to the touch. This is definitely a set of products that will suit a variety of tastes, so if you have no clue what to give your girlfriend, wife, sister, mother, etc. for a special occasion, this gift set will definitely be a good choice. At a very affordable price, this is the perfect gift set for your close friends and family, for special occasions like anniversaries or birthdays. You can purchase Bouquet of Flowers gift set on Afrodita official website or at your local drugstore.

SLO 

Čeprav je valentinovo že za nami, pa vseeno ni prepozno za obdarovanje svojih najbližjih. Kozmetika Afrodita je znamka, ki ji zaupam ter jo uporabljam že dolgo časa. Nekaj časa nazaj sem prejela Afroditin čudovito zapakiran darilni paket Bouquet of Flowers (omejena kolekcija!), ki vsebuje kremni gel za prhnanje in negovalno mleko za telo, katera sem skrbno preizkušala za vas. Napolnjena s čudovitim cvetličnim vonjem, oba izdelka koži zagotavljata intenzivno vlažilno nego, saj pomagata preprečevati njeno izsuševanje in jo naredita svilnato gladko. 

Kako učinkuje: Darilni paket vsebuje kremni gel za prhanje Bouquet of Flowers za romantično vzdušje pod prho! Kožo nežno očisti, jo hkrati izdatno neguje ter pomaga preprečevati njeno izsuševanje. Z opojnim vonjem zapelje v dehteči cvetlični svet ter vsakodnevno rutino prhanja spremeni v čuten ritual. Negovalno mleko za telo Bouquet of Flowers - negovalno razvajanje v objemu romantičnih dišav! Kožo izdatno nahrani in navlaži, krepi njeno zaščitno funkcijo ter jo naredi svilnato gladko. Z opojnim cvetličnim vonjem zagotavlja čutno doživetje vsakodnevne nege.
(kot je zapisano na uradni Afroditini strani) 

Cena: 4,90 eur

Moje izkušnje: Prav zares sem uživala ob preizkušanju darilnega seta, predvsem pa sta me navdušila čudovito pakiranje in omamen, cvetlični vonj izdelkov. Kremni gel za prhanje je nežno očistil mojo kožo, kasneje dodano negovalno mleko za telo, pa je kožo navlažil in nahranil. Zelo sem bila presenečena nad končnim rezultatom, saj sta oba izdelka kožo naredila zares svilnato gladko. Darilni set bo sigurno zadovoljil številne okuse, zato vam predlagam, da izberete Bouquet of Flowers, predvsem če ste v dilemi, kaj kupiti punci, ženi, mami, sestri, teti itd. Zagotvo bo to dobra odločitev, saj je darilni set Bouquet of Flowers z ugodno ceno in čudovitima izdelkoma popolno darilo za vaše bližnje, bodisi ob obletnici, rojstnemu dnevu ter ob drugih praznikih. Za vas je na voljo na Afroditini spletni strani ter vseh ostalih vam najbližjih drogerijah!


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2016/02/17

NYFW Street Style Inspiration and Upcoming Trends

It's finally that special time of the year every fashion lover has been waiting for - it's time for NYFW! NYFW has officially started the fashion week season for the A/W 16-17 collections on the 11th of February, which will later continue in London, Milan and finished in Paris on the 9th March. 
With the fashion week season comes a series of trends that every fashionista will rock on her way to the show. I absolutely love catching a glimpse of all the powerful fashion influencers, who style all the latest fall and winter trends in the chicest way possible.  
So just before the last day of the New York Fashion Week I decided to share with you some of the trends that Everyone will be wearing at the upcoming FWs. These are some looks you can easily incorporate into your everyday style and use as an inspiration to look your best last few weeks of winter before the season's change. 

Here are some of the best and chicest girls who rocked the New York Fashion Week Street Style captured by the amazing Diego Zuko. 

1. THE Coats
February and winter in general it's all about the outerwear, because the weather is sooo cold (which sometimes does not stops us at all, as long as we look chic in an outfit). From bomber jackets, parkas, sheepskin jackets, faux fur coats, etc. The choices are endless, so picking the right outerwear is crucial for the whole outfit! This time around it's definitely all about the statement coats: printed, textured or oversized: all huge hits in the past few months.








2. Dresses and Co-Ords
As I've mentioned in my previous point, weather doesn't really stop our choices regarding the perfect outfit. We don't really care about the cold that much when we want to look stylish. I've spotted a lot or minimalist slip dresses, very '90s inspired, paired with over-the-knee bots or pants, floral and striped dresses, knitted co-ords and of course we must not forget the '70s inspired outfits, with yellow, brown and beige accentuations. Kristina Bazan rocked a gorgeous outfit, coordinated in neutral tones from head-to-toe, which received a lot of praise as one of the best one this fashion week season.



3. Statement pieces
All the fashionistas know that every great outfit needs a statement piece, a focal point which we can be complemented with both layering and accessories. This season's spotted street style trends were dungarees, flared and ripped jeans, statement shoes and printed sweaters.



4. Bags and Accessories
In the past few years small bags have made quite a comeback and now the rules to follow are: the smaller the better. Best bags to choose are rucksacks, clutches and small shoulder bags/wallets on chains, which were very popular last season. Accessories still remain very minimal, the adored choker is the only jewellery that should adorn your neck or a faux fur scarf, wearing on a side - complementing one of your shoulders. Another must-have accessory is a beret, which has substituted every blogger's favourite hat (including me in the mix) - fedora! Of course we must not forget the statement sunglasses, which is a must of every FW outfit!





5. Shoes
Boots are always the way to go in February because they are high enough to avoid the snow, they keep you warm and, when paired in the right way, show off your amazing legs. You can choose both ankle or thigh high boos. Streets of New York these days were covered with some amazing designs from Celine, Dior or Fendi. And if the boots don't go along with the rest of the outfit, fashionistas opted for chunky, geometric heels, classic pumps or latex shoes. 




Images: Diego Zuko


As for some of the runway trends from the NYFW for A/W 16-17: there was again a lot of all black outfits, in contrast to the so-called winter whites, knitted co-ords (Victoria Beckham), super-sized sleeves (continuing the '70s trend), polo necks - this time around with the added zippers for a more sportswear inspiration, which you can easily elevate to stylish city wear, lot of print clash, especially with the graphic tights, which will, according to the designers and fashion magazines, become a statement piece, focal point of the outfit.

What are some of your favourite outfit and trends from the NYFW? Let me know in the comments below!

-a 


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2016/02/14

January's My Beauty Box

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We are already in February, which means it's time for another My Beauty Box review. As I've mentioned in my previous reviews, My Beauty Box is a great monthly subscription box full of beauty goodies. It delivers 5 deluxe beauty samples wrapped in a beautiful purple box. If you don't want to purchase the full version of the beauty box, which costs 12 eur per month (shipping costs not included), you still have the option to order all the products separately. I personally love these monthly subscription boxes, because I enjoy "the surprise aspect of it" as well as trying out different products I wouldn't normal go for or have never purchased before.
January's Beauty Box contains Rimmel I Love Lasting Finish nail polish in 170 Lively Lilac, another lovely purple shade to complement my current nail polish collection, Lavera intensive hair treatment mask with almond and macadamia oil, great for my very dry hair, Lavera basis sensitive Lip Balm with Almond & Jojoba, perfect for the chapped lips that we all probably have during the winter time, Kneipp bath oil Sweet Dreams in Valerian scent for some relaxation before sleep and two little tea treats from Teapigs - apple&cinnamon and chai tea, actually my all time favourite flavours of tea. Even though these are all great products to try out, I have to agree with my fellow beauty bloggers that December's edition of My Beauty Box was better than this month's. Nevertheless these are still interesting and very useful products and I was very excited to try them out. If you would like to check out my previous reviews of My Beauty Box click here
As I've mentioned in my previous posts this beauty subscription box is intended for my Slovene readers, but I still hope you enjoyed reading this short review. See you in my next one! Have a nice day!

SLO 

My Beauty Box storitev sem vam predstavila že v oktobrski in decembrski objavi, v januarju pa so me znova presenetili z novo, zares lepo pošiljko. My Beauty Box je naročniška storitev, ki vam vsak mesec na dom dostavi 5 vzorčnih kozmetičnih izdelkov, zapakiranih v čudovito vijolično škatlo. Je preprosta mesečna naročniška storitev, vse kar morate storiti pa je, da ustvarite svoj račun, naročite My Beauty Box in vsak mesec uživate ob preizkušanju novih izdelkov. Trenutna cena na njihovi uradni spletni strani je 12 eur + poštnina.
Januarski My beauty box vsebuje: Rimmel I Love Lasting Finish lak za nohte v odtenku 170 Lively Lilac, Lavera Bio balzam za ustnice z jojobinim in mandljevim oljem, Lavera Bio intenzivno masko za zelo suhe lase (mandljevo in makadamijevo olje), Kneipp olje za kopel za mirno spanje z vonjem baldrijana (20 ml) ter dva različna okusa Teapigs čaja - jabolko&cimet ter chai.

Rimmel I Love Lasting Finish 170 Lively Lilac - še en čudovit vijoličen odtenek, ki se bo lepo ujel z mojo preostalo kolekcijo lakov. Rimmlovih lakov za nohte sicer še nikoli nisem preizkusila, vendar sem na splošno zelo zadovoljna z znamko in ugodnimi cenami njihovih kolekcij. Že od samega prejetja paketa lak zares neprestano nosim, saj me svetla, pastelna barva že rahlo spominja na prihajajočo pomlad.
Lavera Bio balzam za ustnice z bio-jojobo in bio-mandljem za intenzivno nego je zelo učinkovit izdelek za izredno razpokane ustnice, predvsem v teh hladnejših mesecih, saj preprečuje izsušitev ustnic ter jih naredi izredno mehke. 
Lavera Bio intenzivna maska za lase (mandljevo in makadamijevo olje) neguje zelo suhe in poškodovane lase, zgladi teksturo ter poudari sijaj in prožnost. Je odlična alternativa Macadamia maski za lase! 
Kneipp olje za kopel, za mirno spanje z vonjem baldrijana - čudovit izdelek, namenjen predvsem za relaksacijo in pomiritev pred spanjem. Ker sem imela kar nekaj časa probleme s spancem, sem ga takoj po prejetju preizkusila in zares pomaga pri pomiritvi telesa. Je popolna priprava za dobro spanje! 
Teapigs čaj - jabolko&cimet ter chai - kot sem to omenila že v oktobrski objavi, čaj zares obožujem. Teapigs je izredno priznana angleška znamka čajev z odličnimi ocenami. Je kot nalašč za mrzle zimske dni, zato sem vesela, da je bil dodan v izbor. Je odlična izbira za vse nas *tea loverje*. Oba okusa sta kot nalašč zame, saj obožujem cimet in chai!

Hvala My Beauty Box za še eno čudovito presenčenje! Če vas zanima njihova storitev, vam predlagam, da si ogledate njihovo spletno stran in jo čimprej naročite, da boste tudi vi vsak mesec z veseljem pričakali nov My Beauty Box!



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2016/02/12

How to minimise enlarged pores?

Having large pores and blackheads has been an insecurity of mine for quite some time. In general they are actually two of the most stubborn and hard-to-treat skincare problems, very common to all of us with oily or combination skin. The problems arise when the oil glands produce too much oil and mix with other substances, consequently causing a clog. This clog makes it difficult for the oil to flow freely, which causes the pore itself to enlarge. Pores are, to put it simply, very tough, almost impossible to eliminate completely. Enlarged open pores on face can make your skin look aged and unhealthy. So to achieve the best results possible, you need to know exactly what works for your skin and what doesn't. That's why I made quite a thorough online research and now I'll share my tips and tricks, if you are dealing with the same problems as I do. If you are using the right products consistently you will definitely see an improvement! 
But remember, you can't make your pores completely disappear, but you can make them appear smaller. So what can you do? Check out the tips below.

1. Avoid using skincare products that clog pores or cause your oil glands to produce more oil. You must avoid products with thick and creamy texture (which most moisturizers for dry skin have), because they will lead to clogged pores. Be especially careful about the moisturisers you use - you need an oil-free moisturiser that will balance the skin's natural levels and mattify your complexion. I personally enjoy using water-based moisturisers and serums, because they are very lightweight and not greasy on the skin.
2. Use gentle products. You need to be especially careful about the cleansers (try to avoid bar soaps). That way you will avoid products with drying, irritating ingredients, which stimulate more oil production.
3. Have regular facials. Trust the experts, because they know what they are doing. They can extract blackheads and reduce the pores without damaging your skin.
4. Always take all your makeup off at night and be careful about the makeup you use. Pick products wisely! I would highly recommend products that say "noncomedogenic" on the label, which means it won't clog your pores. If you're using thick, heavy makeup be aware that the texture of such cosmetics can make matters worse. (see tip number 1)
5. Clay Masks are one of the best natural remedies for enlarged pores. Clay masks can be used for absorbing excess oils and are great options for treating large pores.
6. Exfoliating and Cleansing. One of the fastest ways to shrink large pores is by proper cleansing and exfoliating. To reduce the size of your existing enlarged pores, you need to exfoliate your skin consistently. But remember that washing your face is a short-term solution. It stops your pores from having to expand to hold extra oil or other buildup from the day.
7. This next tip is my favourite treatment that I found on the Natural Beauty Tips website. "Lemon Juice, Cucumber Juice And Rose Water To Tighten Skin Pores: One of the best natural remedies to reduce large pores is applying lemon juice. Lemon juice contains natural enzymes that can firm up and tighten the facial skin. Its acidic characteristic also cleanses deep skin impurities, while vitamin C helps in lightening the skin. For minimizing large skin pores naturally, mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice with 1 cup of rose water and 1/2 cup of cucumber juice. Stir all the ingredients together thoroughly and apply on the skin area having enlarged pores to cleanse, lighten the skin and for shrinking pores as well."
8. Wear Sunscreen. The sun can make your skin less supple, aged and very dull-looking, consequently making your pores appear bigger. 
9. Use blotting paper on your oily areas throughout the day to keep all the oils under control.

I also decided to include some of my favourite products in this post. Benefit The Porefessional was my favourite primer for a very long time, because it completely fills in my enlarged pores and makes my complexion appear completely poreless. But it sadly makes me very oily in my T-zone that's why I stopped using it and switched to another great primer - Dr. Brandt Pore No More Refiner Primer. It does the same amazing  job as Benefit Porefessional in filling in my pores, but it doesn't make me oily at all. This is my wonder (and very expensive!) product, honestly worth every penny. You also need only a tiny bit to achieve great results. I would highly recommend you to try it out yourself! If you are looking for a more affordable drugstore option I would recommend the Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser. Although this is not as good it still works pretty well. It's a good affordable alternative. I also heard that Benefit is coming up with another version of the Porefessional, this time in a matte version, which I'm very excited to try out. I'll let you know my thoughts on it as soon as it launches, so keep an eye out for that. 
I also tried a new MaxFactor Miracle Match foundation in 45 Warm Almond, which claims that it blurs and nourishes the complexion. Even though it doesn't completely fill in the pores, it creates a lovely allusion of a blurred complexion. The only drawback to this foundation (and the brand in general) is the colour selection - all of the shades are very neutral to cool toned, which contrast my NC20, warm toned complexion. Sadly this foundation is way too pink for me. Other foundations that I love using are Jouer Matte Moisture Tint, Clinique Even Better Makeup and Mac Face and Body. 



Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer

Benefit The Porefessional primer

MaxFactor Miracle Match Foundation in 45 Warm Almond 




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2016/02/10

Winter Outfit of the Day feat. Zara Faux Leather Skirt

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One of this season's trends is definitely a leather skirt, because it's an easy way to elevate a simple outfit. You can achieve that with different textures, like faux leather. In today's post I will show you my take on this trend. My black faux leather skirt is from Zara. I absolutely fell in love when I first saw this simple but sophisticated silhouette - high-waisted but still long enough to make it comfortable to wear. As you all probably know I like to keep everything monochrome and minimalistic so I paired the faux leather skirt with a white button-down shirt and grey coat, both from Zara. Because it's still quite cold and rainy outside I decided to wear black, sheer tights from Calzedonia and Pittarello black Chelsea boots. For accessories I also kept it minimal with my favourite black Fedora hat from H&M, Daniel Wellington watch and vintage sunglasses. 

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V današnji objavi vam bom predstavila enega izmed letošnjih modnih trendov - usnjeno krilo, s katerim lahko popestrite tudi še tako enostaven outfit, saj doda zares zanimiv pridih in neobičajno teksturo k vaši izbiri oblačil. Krilo sem kupila v Zari, saj me je popolnoma navdušila izredno preprosta, vendar vseeno učinkovita silhueta - krilo z visokim pasom, a obenem z dovolj dolgo dolžino za zelo udobno nošenje krila. Kot to verjetno že veste, sama rada ostanem pri monokromnem, minimalističnem izgledu outifta, zato sem se odločila, da usnjeno krilo nosim v kombinaciji z belo srajco in sivim plaščem (oba iz Zare), črnimi hlačnimi nogavicami iz Calzedonie in škornji iz Pittarella. Tudi dodatki so bolj minimalistični: moj najljubši črn "fedora" klobuk iz H&M, Daniel Wellington ura in vintage sončna očala.

Zara Leather Skirt
Zara White Button-down Shirt
Zara Grey Coat 
Pittarello Chelsea Boots
Calzedonia Black Tights
H&M Fedora Hat 
Vintage Sunglasses 
Daniel Wellington Watch 






Photos by: Zan Zelic 

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2016/02/08

Review: Melvita Argan Bio Body Butter

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Today's post is about a brand which I absolutely adore and has been a part of my beauty routine for a very long time, Melvita. In January Melvita launched two new body butters, argan and rose hip body butters, both 100% organic. I decided to try out the argan body butter, which is targeted for a very dry skin. 

What it claims: Melvita has a surprise in store for dry and very dry skin that needs deep-down comfort. Softer than a peach and more refreshing than the morning dew, it was inspired by two of the brand’s most replenishing plant oils: argan and rose hip – both 100% organic. Renowned for its regenerating properties, argan oil replenishes and protects very dry skin. When combined with the nourishing properties of shea butter, it helps to soothe the skin and restore its elasticity. This formula is made with beeswax, which gives it a unique «oil-in-butter» texture that unites the properties and smoothness of the oil with the richness of a cream. It envelops the body in a scent from faraway lands, with delicate and floral, oriental notes. Thirsty skin is quenched; it feels velvety soft and supple again. Apply all over the body and gently massage into the skin, until completely absorbed. It helps to moisturize dry skins, and leaves the body delicately scented. (as written on the official Melvita website

Retail price: 19, 90 Eur for 100 ml

My experience: Now in the wintertime we all probably need some extra moisture for our very dry, dehydrated skin. Melvita Argan body butter has been infused with argan oil, one of my favourite ingredients, as well as a blend of sunflower oil and protective beeswax to deeply nourish the skin. The texture is creamy, quite thick but feels very lightweight on the skin at the same time. It is very deeply nourishing, hydrating and rather quickly absorbed. I especially love that it's not sticky and really easy to apply. From the very first application you can notice the change in the texture of the skin, which is extremely smooth (especially around my problem areas: elbows, knees and feet). I also love the gorgeous packaging. Melvita's Argan Body Butter has quickly replaced all my Body Shop ones. It's simply been the only body butter I reach for ever since I started using it. And I'm already halfway through it. Melvita has done an amazing job with this body butter: it's great for replenishing dry, dehydrated skin as well as making it look firmer and plumper. All in all it's a great, effective and well priced product and I would fully recommend it to you.

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V današnji objavi vam bom predstavila znamko, ki jo že nekaj časa zvesto uporabljam in zares obožujem, Melvita. V januarju so nam predstavili dve novi različici lepotilnega masla za telo - šipkovo maslo za suho ter arganovo maslo za zelo suho kožo. Predvsem v zimskih mesecih zelo veliko posegam po različnih lepotilnih maslih za telo, zato sem bila zelo vesela, ko sem v oceno dobila nov Melvitin izdelek, ki ga lahko primerjam z ostalimi (predvsem tistimi iz the Body Shopa). Izbrala sem si arganovo maslo za telo, saj sem že v prejšnji objavi omenila, da imam izredno suho kožo, predvsem na komolcih, kolenih ter podplatih. 

Kako učinkuje: V Melvitini zakladnici se skriva presenečenje za suho in zelo suho kožo, ki hrepeni po občutku udobja. Novo teksturo, nežnejšo od jutranje rose, sta navdihnila dva priljubljena člana družine Melvitinih lepotilnih olj: arganovo in šipkovo olje. Melvita je uspela spremeniti dragoceni olji 100 % organskega izvora v dve različici lepotilnega masla za telo! Obe sta obogateni s čebeljim voskom, zato njuni teksturi nista ne mastni ne lepljivi, telo pa negujeta z blagodejnimi lastnostmi lepotilnih olj. Lepotilno maslo se nemudoma vpije v kožo ter jo navlaži in obnovi. Koža tako zopet pridobi svojo naravno prožnost in žametno mehkobo. Arganovo olje, znano po svojih obnavljalnih lastnostih, je odlično za vlaženje in zaščito zelo suhe kože. V kombinaciji s hranilnim karitejevim maslom pomaga pomiriti kožo in ji povrniti prožnost. Čebelji vosek v formuli poskrbi za izvirno teksturo »olja v maslu«, v kateri so združene edinstvene lastnosti organskega olja z razkošnostjo kreme. Telo ovije v dišavno tančico iz daljnih dežel, v kateri se prepletajo prefinjene cvetne in orientalske note. Žejna koža je odžejana, na otip pa žametno mehka in prožna. Je 100 % organsko, torej ne vsebuje kemičnih topil, umetnih barvil in dišav.

Cena: 19, 90 eur za 100 ml (trenutno je na voljo po promocijski ceni 17,90 eur na uradni Melvitini strani

Moje izkušnje: V zimskih mesecih najraje uporabljam masla ali pa olja za telo, da tako nahranijo in poživijo mojo zelo suho kožo. Kot sem to omenila že prej so bili do sedaj moji najljubši iz the Body Shop-a, zaradi izredno velikega izbora dišav. Vendar pa sem jih po preizkušanju Melvitinega arganovega masla za telo zelo hitro zamenjala in sedaj zvesto uporabljam le-tega. 
Najprej sem seveda opazila lepo, zelo praktično embalažo ter čudovit vonj karitejevega masla in arganovega olja, ki me, kot je to omenjeno v Melvitinem opisu, zares spominja na cvetne in orientalske note. Maslo ima topljivo in nemastno teksturo, ki se zelo hitro vpije v kožo. Kožo nahrani in naredi bolj prožno, mehko ter jo hkrati prijetno odišavi. Maslo za telo najraje uporabljam zvečer oz. na splošno po tuširanju. Za vidne rezultate potrebujete izredno majhno količino, zato boste maslo lahko uporabljali kar nekaj mesecev. 
Arganovo maslo za telo je zopet odličen Melvitin produkt, ki vam ga zares priporočam. Odkar sem ga začela preizkušati ga ne zamenjam za nič drugega, zamenjal je tudi moja Body Shop masla za telo, ki sem jih do sedaj zvesto uporabljala. Rezultate sem opazila že po prvem nanosu, kar me je še posebej navdušilo, zato sedaj posegam le še po Melvitinem maslu za telo. Je izredno učinkovit izdelek po zelo dobri ceni, ki mojo kožo poživi, nahrani in jo naredi prožno. 
Kupite ga lahko na uradni spletni strani Melvite ter preizkusite v drogerijah Müller. Ne bo vam žal in vam ga zares toplo priporočam!



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2016/02/01

Review: Oriflame Swedish Spa

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Oriflame was my first ever beauty brand I tried back when I first started with makeup. I absolutely adored their concealers, lip glosses and face exfoliating scrubs. Even though it's been a few years now I'm glad that I'm back to trying out their products. I always loved Oriflame as a brand so I was really excited when they kindly sent me these two wonderful products to try out and post my opinions about it. They are part of Swedish Spa range: Oriflame Exfoliating Body Scrub and Beauty Wonder Oil. They both looked very appealing so I was really eager to try them out. 

Swedish Spa Exfoliating Body Scrub 

What it claims: Enhance your skin with this uniquely blended, warmly sensual, aromatic Body Scrub. Salt and almond shell granules smooth and polish your skin, ginger oil tonifies, Hydracare+ softens, sweet almond oil soothes and Vitamin E protects. (as written on official Oriflame website)

Retail price: 16,90 eur (on sale for 10,99 eur) for 150 ml

My experience: My skin gets very dry in the colder months, especially around my elbows, knees and feet. So what I look for in a good body scrub is that it gently gets rid of and buffs away the dead, dry skin. And that is exactly what this scrub does! You first notice the lovely jar packing which I really love, but many people find quite impractical. Since it's part of a spa range, I knew it would be a bit more scented than I prefer my skincare to be. But it smells divine. When you open it up it has a very natural, soothing scent which reminds me of all my previous wonderful spa experiences: refreshing, calming and relaxing.
The texture is soft - the exfoliating salt crystals are very gentle, so the scrub isn't at all abrasive against the skin, it feels lovely and most of it dissolves whilst scrubbing. Once I rinsed off the scrub my skin looked brighter, cleansed and moisturised. It hydrates the skin so well and makes my skin very smooth.
I use it once or twice a week, depending on the condition of my skin. It's a fantastic scrub, especially when your skin needs a boost. It will last you a while too as you don't need a lot to achieve great results. 

Swedish Spa Beauty Wonder Oil 

What it claims: Lavish, versatile multi-use oil with Hydracare+, antioxidant, tonic ginger oil, nourishing coconut oil, Vitamin E and sweet almond oil to beautify and improve texture. For massage, moisturising, bathing, or a pre-shampoo treatment for dry hair. (as written on official Oriflame website) 

Retail price: 16, 90 eur for 150 ml (on sale now for 10,99 eur)

My experience: This is definitely a heavy duty product for dry skin. It's a dry oil type formula which means it drys off quickly with no residue (it contains Limonene which means it will dry off rather quickly). For me it works best if I apply it immediately after a bath or shower because it leaves more of a silky feeling. The scent is, just like with the exfoliating body scrub, a lovely burst of sweetness. I especially love the hint of the ginger fragrance which is not used that often.

These two are easily part of my favourite products by Oriflame and I will definitely repurchase both soon. I fully recommend! 


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Ko sem se pred nekaj leti prvič bolj resno začela ukvarjati s kozmetiko, je bila prav Oriflame tista znamka, ki sem jo naravnost oboževala - z veseljem sem uporabljala njihove korektorje, lip glosse in maske za čiščenje obraza. Prav zato sem bila zelo vesela, ko so me presenetili s paketom ter mi v oceno poslali dva izdelka iz njihove Swedish Spa kolekcije: piling za telo in čudežno olje. Oba že na pogled izgledata čudovito, zato sem jih z užitkom preizkusila. 

Swedish Spa piling za telo 

Kako učinkuje: Nahranite svojo kožo s to unikatno mešanico toplih čutnih sestavin v aromatičnem pilingu za telo. Sol in mandljeve lupinice gladijo in odstranjujejo odmrlo kožo, ingverjevo olje tonira, Hydracare+ mehča, olje sladkega mandlja pomirja, vitamin E pa ščiti. (kot je zapisano na uradni Oriflame strani)

Cena: trenutna cena je znižana s 16,90 eur na 10,99 eur (na uradni Oriflame strani) za 150ml

Moje izkušnje: Piling je pakiran v lončku, kar mi je osebno zelo všeč, vendar pa se bo nekaterim zdelo dokaj nepraktično. Izdelek je del spa kolekcije, zato res čudovito diši: spominja me na moje pretekle obiske welness centrov, polne sproščujočih spominov. Moja koža v zimskih mesecih postane izredno suha, predvsem na komolcih, kolenih in podplatih, zato vedno iščem dober piling, ki bo kožo naredil bolj mehko na dotik. Swedish Spa piling za telo me je pri tem izredno navdušil! Tekstura pilinga je zelo mehka, saj se majhni delci stopijo z vodo med samim nanosom. Po uporabi je koža zares mehka, očiščena, dišeča in predvsem navlažena, zato mi ni treba uporabiti še dodatnega losjona ali pa mleka za telo. Piling uporabljam enkrat do dvakrat na teden, odvisno od stanja kože. Zdi se mi izredno ugoden izdelek, saj vam bo služil zelo dolgo, ker je potrebna le majhna količina za doseg vidnih rezultatov. Swedish Spa piling je zares čudovit izdelek, odličen predvsem takrat, ko vaša koža potrebuje dodatno nego in vlaženje. 

Swedish spa čudežno olje

Kako učinkuje: Razkošno, večnamensko olje s Hydracare+, antioksidanti, ingverjevim oljem, ki učvrsti, s hranilnim kokosovim oljem, vitaminom E in sladkim mandljem, ki polepša in izboljša teksturo. Za masažo, vlaženje, kopeli ali za tretma pred šamponiranjem za suhe lase. (kot je zapisano na uradni Oriflame strani)

Cena: 11,90 eur za 150 ml

Moje izkušnje: Izdelek vsebuje formulo suhega olja, zato se zelo hitro vpije v kožo. Sama ga najraje uporabljam takoj po tuširanju, saj tako bolj navlaži kožo kot če bi ga direktno nanesla na suho kožo. Swedish spa čudežno olje me tako kot piling spominja na moje pretekle "spa" izkušnje. Predvsem je opazen izrazit vonj ingverja, ki je zame osvežujoča novost, saj nimam ničesar podobnega v svoji kolekciji. 

Oba izdelka sta me zares navdušila in sta definitivno ena izmed mojih najljubših Oriflame izdelkov, zato vam ju z veseljem priporočam! Če želite izvedeti še kaj dodatnih informacij, obiščite uradno stran in spletno trgovino Oriflame.

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