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This long-awaited spring I’ve been loving …

img_9901img_0034img_0042img_9999img_9984Rejoice, warm weather is finally here! I mean, this winter was rough and the fact that I don’t need to wrap myself in a ton of clothes and a huge scarf is a huge success. I’m celebrating the beginning of the best part of the year with colorful, glowy looks and floral scents. Let’s take a look!

As I adore lightweight creams and serums, the Vichy Normaderm Anti Age is a perfect choice for my skin at the moment. Vitamin C, salicylic and glycolic acid are efficient against the first signs of ageing, blemishes and tired complexion. This treatment is perfect as it sinks into the skin in a matter of seconds and works great as a simple prep before applying foundation. I’ve also been loving the Detox Eye Roller by First Aid Beauty, a wonderful serum that is massaged into the delicate under-eye area using a cooling roller ball. When I saw that caffeine is just one of its many wonderful ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid and peptides, I was sold! I cannot say that it reduces wrinkles, but I love the feeling it creates and a little massage here and there isn’t a bad thing, too. The third skincare item is the Herbio AHA Fruit Mask, a lovely face mask that’s been on my favorites list for months. There are times when I use it a lot and then slowly forget about it, but it truly is a very nice product. My skin is so plump and glowy after use and I love that it doesn’t dry my skin at all.

As for makeup, colorful eyes are my favorite pick most of the time. I cannot emphasize enough how much I adore the Makeup Revolution eye shadow palettes! They offer such a wide range of shades, plus they are insanely affordable for what you get. My two faves at the moment are the Shoph X and Flawless 4, eyeshadow palettes, I wrote extensively about them in my previous post (you can read more by clicking on each one of them). Although I love pairing bright shades with a neutral lip or just a little bit of my Clinique lip oil, I also love adding some depth to my lips. And not just for that, I found this amazing L.O.V. lip stick in shade Angelina’s belief in my makeup drawer and I’ve been obsessed with its texture ever since! It is somewhere between a brown and a red, but looks pretty neutral on my lips. I only need to do a small retouch after my lunch, otherwise stays put throughout most of my day. I love it!

Last but not least, my hectic schedule calls for some relaxing aromatherapy sessions whenever possible. As stated before, I love floral scents that remind me of spring, which is finally here! I cannot get my hands off of the L’Occitane’s miniature fragrances that I got in their Premium Advent Calendar last year (by the way, it was worth every penny and I’m sure it will be mine this year as well!). Néroli & Orchidée is so elegant and fresh, perfectly blending floral notes and fruity scents. And although there is a slight hint of lemon, Verveine is the one to go for if you’re really into citruses! Verbena, geranium and lemon tree make a perfect summer perfume. This one brings back so many memories of my teenage years as my mom, my sister and I used up several bottles years ago, I love it!

My hands have finally recovered after experiencing so much cold this year! No surprise that my fave hand cream at the moment also comes from L’Occitane. Since I love their Cherry Blossom fragrance, there was no doubt I would like their Cherry Blossom Hand Cream, too. Works like a charm and leaves a gorgeous scent that sticks around for a couple of minutes. And the product that’s been helping me sleep lately is the This Works Stress Check, a wonderful therapeutic roll on that I actually received for Christmas from one of my friends. It consists of pure Eucalyptus, Frankincense and Lavender essential oils that immediately calm me down. Just a few rolls on my wrists and I’m good to go straight into bed.

This is my recap of all the items I’ve been loving these past weeks. If we share a favorite or you have some other products on your list, please let us all know in the comments :)

Favorite makeup items of 2017

img_9532img_9622img_9609img_9573img_9638img_9642I know I’m really late to the party, but I truly wanted to talk you through my favorite makeup items of 2017. Last year was pretty eventful makeup-wise, I started loving colorful eyes and maybe a little less eye-catching lips. But fear not, we will discuss every single item that really deserves your attention.

The Makeup Revolution Flawless 4 palette is my absolute favorite when it comes to catchy eyesThis is a very versatile eyeshadow palette, the shades ranging from matte and shimmery neutrals through colorful orange, pink and red shades all the way to deep nudes and black. I mean, is there any other shade you need in your daily life? And their wear-time is amazing, they blend beautifully and have a great pigmentation. And all that for just a little under € 13!

Another eye product that I surprisingly haven’t mentioned so far is the L’Oréal Paradise Extatic mascara. I love how thick my eyelashes look after just one coat, but can be slightly clumpy – I actually prefer a slightly edgy look, but not everyone enjoys it. This is my second tube in 7 months and there could be various reasons for that. 1) I like it so much that I go through very quickly, or 2) which is probably the real reason that I discussed on Instagram with Ana, a lovely blogger behind the Mad about red blog. She did a small investigation and actually discovered that there is a very small amount of mascara in the tube compared to other brands or even other L’Oréal mascaras (9.1 ml)! However, I’ve done a research of my own and it’s not that bad as there are other mascaras that have around 8 ml of the product for the same price. Nevertheless, the mascara costs around € 15, which is not a negligible amount of money, but you can occasionally get it on sales in Slovenia.

As I said, I was not that keen on buying or wearing that many lipsticks last year. I simply have so many that I only cycle between a few that I really enjoy (such as Ruby Woo by Mac or Matt Confident by Milani). However, there are two items that really surprised me. The first is the Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, a very thick lip gloss that is so satisfying on the lips! It comes with a big doe foot applicator that covers the whole lip with just one stroke. It has a very glossy finish and I love that it doesn’t wear off quickly. The red undertone is just slightly visible, so it is perfect to intensify the natural color of your lips. The second one, however, is the L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime lip balm. They have several shades available, and though I still have a fair amount left, I think I will also go for the orange one in the spring. Again, a perfect lip balm that adds some color to your lips, but feels amazing and moisturizing.

Last but not least, I have two makeup items for the cheeks that really marked my 2017. The first is the Sun Stripping Bronzer by Catrice, my favorite bronzer since the moment it came into my life. I’ve been using it religiously since August and you can see the lines have not faded at all! I haven’t reached for any other bronzer for months and I’m super sad that it was only part of their summer limited edition. The second palette that took my heart is the Makeup Revolution Pro Amplified Strobe and Highlightning Palette. This is the most perfect set of four pressed and four creamy highlighters. They have the prettiest sheen ever and look amazing on the face. I love the creamy ones, I apply them with a sponge and they just melt together with the foundation.

Well, these are my top six makeup products of 2017. I know we’re almost in March, but I really wanted to recap my beauty favorites that I still use on a daily basis! :)

Zimska nega rok z L’Occitanom

img_8643img_8726img_8779img_8839img_8857img_8885img_8894We usually take a good care of our skin in winter, but too often forget about our hands that are subject to harsh winter conditions. L’Occitane kindly invited me to attend their winter hand care routine and my hands felt as pampered as never before! Their ritual to protect and nourish our hands consists of their One-minute Hand Scrub, Shea Nail & Cuticle Nourishing Oil, and Shea Butter Hand Cream (all products are available here). The treatment was so amazing and the girls were so kind and helpful, it was so nice to chat about beauty and skincare with real experts :) I had a wonderful time, thank you so much, L’Occitane!

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Pozimi negi obraza posvečamo veliko pozornosti, mnogokrat pa žal pozabimo na svoje roke. Mene zadnja leta najbolj rešujejo rokavice, ko pa jih slučajno pozabim doma, me suha koža na rokah še nekaj tednov opominja na napako. Pred dobrim tednom so me pri L’Occitanu prijazno povabili na prijetno razvajanje, in sicer na zimsko nego rok. Moram priznati, da so moje roke tretma nujno potrebovale, saj se že od začetka zime borim proti suhi koži, vendar mi kljub vsemu trudu to ni uspevalo preveč dobro. Pri L’Occitanu pa glede zimske nege rok prisegajo na naslednje tri izdelke:

1. KARITEJEV ENOMINUTNI PILING 
Na čiste in rahlo vlažne rok nanesemo malo karitejevega enominutnega pilinga, ki vsebuje hranilno karitejevo maslo in orehove luščine. Zelo nežno odstrani odmrle kožne celice in roke naredi izjemno mehke. S pilingom roke tudi prijetno zmasiramo, še bolje pa je, da nekoga prepričamo, da to naredi za nas! Da ima čudovit vonj, pa verjetno ni treba posebej poudarjati :)

2. KARITEJEVO HRANILNO OLJE ZA NOHTE IN KUTIKULO
Drugi korak se osredotoča predvsem na nohte in obnohtno kožico, ki so v zimski negi prav tako pomembni. Karitejevo olje je namreč izjemno hranilno in obnohtno kožico naredi mehko, dober učinek pa naj bi imel tudi na nohte. Hranilno olje je v tubici, zelo enostavno pa se ga namaže s čopičem.

3. KREMA ZA ROKE S KARITEJEVIM MASLOM
Za konec pa roke namažemo še z L’Occitanovo kultno kremo za roke s karitejevim maslom. Ta krema je res nekaj posebnega, kljub temu da vsebuje 20 % karitejevega masla, ima povsem nemastno strukturo in se hitro vpije v kožo. Izvleček medu, mandljev in kokosovega olja pa roke še dodatno razvajajo in jih nahranijo.

L’Occitanovi izdeki in njihove kreme za roke so ene izmed mojih najljubših in res sem vesela, da so me povabili na zimsko razvajanje rok. Vsem mojim bralkam pa prijazno podarjajo dve kodi za popust!

S kodo VESNAENVIOLET imate 20% popust na vse izdelke za nego rok, lahko pa jo uporabite v vseh poslovalnicah ali na spletni trgovini (ne velja v poslovalnicah Nama, Maximarket in Müller). Popusti in akcije se ne seštevajo in koda ne velja za nakup seta Trio dišečih krem (velja do 14. februarja).

S kodo TRIOVIOLET pa lahko po ugodni ceni kupite Trio dišečih krem za roke, ki je na voljo v omejeni izdaji (Češnjev cvet in Arlésienne božansko dišita!). Set lahko kupite le v spletni trgovini (velja do 14. februarja).

Sicer pa so bila vsa dekleta zelo prijetna in lepo je bilo poklepetati o kozmetiki in negi na splošno. L’Occitane, še enkrat se vam lepo zahvaljujem za povabilo, bilo mi je v veselje!

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