Monday, December 21, 2015

I Love Christmas TAG

Yes, I love Christmas! It's my favorite time of the year and ever since the 1st of December it looks like Santa's workshop in my house. I am excited about everything - spending time with my loved ones, presents, Christmas dinner, the beautiful Christmas decorations in Ljubljana - you name it, I love it. Therefore, I was very excited to be tagged in the I Love Christmas Tag by Rebeka from My Little Wonderland blog and without further ado, here are my answers :)

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1. What's your favorite Christmas color? 
I love gold color, so my living room looks like a can of gold and glitter exploded all over the place.

2. What's your favorite Christmas movie?  
My very favorite movie to watch during the Christmas holidays is Home Alone 2, cheesy, I know. But when we are talking about actual Christmas movies, I'm going to go with Miracle on 34th street.
 
3. What's your favorite Christmas song? 
I adore the song Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt, but if you meet me in December, expect to hear many Christmas songs out of my mouth, since I begin to listen to my Christmas playlist as early as middle of November.


4. The most anticipated Christmas tradition? 
Christmas dinner with my family on Christmas eve. I know that my entire family loves coming to a full table of delicious food that I prepare througout the day. 

5. Is your tree fake or real? 
We've always had an artificial tree. I find it to be more rational and more eco friendly.

6. PJ's or fancy dress on Christmas eve? 
For Christmas eve, I always dress  to impress. I might go for a Christmas sweater this year, since I've seen some pretty ones in H&M.

7. When do you open presents - on Christmas eve or Christmas morning? 
We open presents with my family on Christmas eve and later, when everyone leaves, me and my hubby open our presents from each other alone. We also usually get each other a little somethin' for New Years day. 

8. Do you believe in Santa? 
I learned quite early that Santa doesn't exist through a strategic error of bad timing by my parents :) I really don't mind acting like it exists for the younger children, though, I find it endearing that they still believe in such things. 

9. What is your Christmas wish? 
My Christmas wish is that me and my family would be happy and healthy in 2016. For a personal wish, I wish for a +1 to our little family. 

10. Have you ever built a gingerbread house? 
I don't like gingerbread so I've never even considered it. I would probably build one with my nieces if they came pre-packaged and the assembly could be easy. 

11. What is your dream Christmas destination? 
If I could go anywhere in the world, I'd probably choose London or Moscow since they are quite original with their decorations every year. 

12. Can you name all of Santa's reindeers? 
Dasher and Prantzer and Comet and Vixen, Donner and Blitzen… but do you recall… the most famous reindeer of aaaaaaaaallllllll? Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, had a very shiny nose… Go listen to this tune on repeat and you'll know all of Santa's reindeers by heart in no time. 


Thank you Rebeka for creating this tag and tagging me in it. I wish you all happy and wonderful and glittery holidays! As always,  until next time - stay beautiful!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Christmas Giveaway #5 - recap

Dear beauties,

according to my calendar, I owe you just one more thing related to the Christmas Giveaways - to announce the winner of the 5th and final days of Christmas Giveaways. Again, all your answers were lovely and it was so hard to choose, but in the end I chose the answer by Brina Las who wrote (in my translation):

"My wish is to continue working on myself and grow, become more patient and tolerant and try new things - I've been wanting to visit a dance workshop for some time now. But of course I also wish for health and happiness for all my loved ones and to always have an Euro to spare in my wallet."

I love this answer because it perfectly summarises my wishes for 2016 as well - health and happiness while at the same time trying to become a better version of myself. Brina congratulations, please send me your shipping details.

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So the 5 winners of the Christmas Giveaways are:

Day #1: Mija Budja
Day #2: Tara Hočevar
Day #3: Bojana
Day #4: Irena G. 
Day #5: Brina Las. 

Congratulations again to the winners and thank you everyone for participating! Don't forget to follow my blog regularly since I do giveaways quite often, but more importantly, I hope I also provide good content when I'm not doing the giveaways! :)

Until next time, stay beautiful!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

5th (and final) day of Christmas Giveaways

Dear beauties, 

welcome to the fifth and final day of my Christmas Giveaways. I want to thank you all for participating and really taking the time to write down all your answers - I read each and every one of them carefully and they really make me appreciate this Christmas time even more. 

Let's get down to business part of things. Yesterday, the comment that I liked the most belongs to Irena G. who wrote (in my translation): 

I still write Christmas cards. Not as many as I used to years ago, but I think that with some people we will continue to exchange our good wishes the classic way, via post and with nice cards. It's a very different feeling to get a hand-written card waiting for you in the mail box than it is to get a text message. But in the end, good wishes are good wishes no matter the way they are conveyed. I enjoy writing cards and if I have the time I also make some myself - it's a part of the Christmas spirit. 

I could not agree with your words more, Irena. Congratulation, please send me your shipping details to the e-mail in the instructions below. 

And what's the last prize for the Christmas Giveaways? It's this lovely gold set of two Afrodita products - Jojoba oil and shea butter shower gel and Jojoba oil and shea butter body milk. 


To win this set, all you need to do is answer the following question: 

What is the thing you look forward the most in 2016?

It can be an actual plan, a wish - anything your heart desires. 

The rules are still the same so don't forget to check them out below. Good luck!

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1. Every day, I will post a photo of the gift for the day on my Facebook (Low Maintenance Beauty Blog) and on my Instagram profile (@low_maintenance_beauty)
2. This giveaway is open to my subscribers only, so make sure you are subscribed to me on both of the channels mentioned (Facebook and Instagram)
3. Every day, I will ask you a question - all you need to do is answer it and I will pick the most original answer that will receive the gift of the day. 
4. You can only answer in the 24 hours until the next gift is posted! After that, your answers will no longer be taken into account.
5. Each person can only win once. I think that's fair enough.
6. I will be very happy if you share the giveaway with your friends or tag them in the post, so they have a chance of winning as well (but this is not a condition).
8. If you win, don't forget to send me an e-mail to lowmaintenancebeautyblog[at]gmail.com, so I can send you the gift 
9. All the gifts will be shipped out on Wednesday, 9th of December 2015.
10. All the giveaways are only open to my EU subscribers and subscribers from other countries in Europe.
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Friday, December 4, 2015

4th day of Christmas Giveaways

Dear Beauties,

ufff, seems like yesterday's question was a bit tricky! Thanks to each and every one of you who took the time to do a bit of rummaging around my blog to find the correct answers. Since all of you gave the right answers, I did a random draw and the winner for yesterday is Bojana. Congratulations, don't forget to send me your contact details so I can get the gift to you before Christmas! Let's look at Bojana's answers together!

Question #1: What is my absolute favorite primer of all times? 
Answer:  Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
This is completely true. I wrote a whole post about my favorite primers - check it out here
 
Question #2: I have a very spoiled cat. Do you know her name? 
Answer: Maybe MayBee?
 Again, correct. Her official name is May Bee Blue since she was born in May, buzzes around like a bee and is a Blue mitted Ragdoll. She is a frequent model for my Instagram (@low_maintenance_beauty). She also goes by May, Raggie or Maybe, depending on my mood.  

Question #3: I am very biased when it comes to eyeliners. Can you name my favorite brand?
Answer: Lord&Berry eyeliners I think are the ones that you like the most

That is correct - I love Lord&Berry eyeliners - read about them here.  
 
Question #4: Can you name some of the stores I like to shop at the most?
Answer: DM, Lush, L'Occitane, Ličila.si, Avon, Dvorec Trebnik, Melvita, Body shop (my new year wish is to finally get this store in Slovenia ;)) ... and this list could probably go on and on ;)
 
A big thumbs up for this list - and thanks, Bojana, I really feel the need to go shopping now! 
 
Question #5: I am opening an advent calendar this December. Which one is it?
Answer: L'Occitane
 Yup, that's the only one I have this year. No chocolates for me, I'm afraid :)
 
Question #6: I love traveling but there's one country that holds no appeal for me. Which one is it?
Answer: Australia - If you ever win a trip there, you can gift it to me ;) 
 
Australia is the correct answer - I wrote about it in my Blogvember in the post 20 Random Facts About Me (click here to read it - it's quite fun!) 

Let's get on to the 4th day of giveaway. Today, I am giving away an Avon package - all the gifts were provided by Avon Slovenija, so go give them some love on their Facebook page! Also, check out their catalogue for this month - I have so many sticky notes in this one that it looks like a parrot! This gift includes a small Attraction perfume, the Attraction body lotion and Supreme oils to keep your hair extra healthy. 


To participate, answer the following question: 

Do you write Christmas cards and why yes/no? 
 
The rules remain the same, so check them out below and good luck!
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1. Every day, I will post a photo of the gift for the day on my Facebook (Low Maintenance Beauty Blog) and on my Instagram profile (@low_maintenance_beauty)

2. This giveaway is open to my subscribers only, so make sure you are subscribed to me on both of the channels mentioned (Facebook and Instagram)

3. Every day, I will ask you a question - all you need to do is answer it and I will pick the most original answer that will receive the gift of the day. 

4. You can only answer in the 24 hours until the next gift is posted! After that, your answers will no longer be taken into account. 

5. Each person can only win once. I think that's fair enough.

6. I will be very happy if you share the giveaway with your friends or tag them in the post, so they have a chance of winning as well (but this is not a condition).

7. If you win, don't forget to send me an e-mail to lowmaintenancebeautyblog[at]gmail.com, so I can send you the gift 

7. All the gifts will be shipped out on Wednesday, 9th of December 2015.

8. All the giveaways are only open to my EU subscribers and subscribers from other countries in Europe.
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Thursday, December 3, 2015

3rd day of Christmas Giveaways!

Dear Beauties,

3rd of December is here which means it's time for gift number three! But you already know the drill - we will first take a look at who gave the best answer yesterday. I must say that the variety of your witty answers again made it very, very difficult for me to choose, but in the end, I need to say that Tara Hočevar made me laugh the most with her funny poem: 

"Če bi lahko izbirala okus,
To bi bil odličen poskus.
Izbrala bi okus maline,
Ker je tak, da me nikoli mine.
Čeprav je Božič čas brusnic
ki so najboljše iz sočnih ustnic,
Jaz prisegam na malino,
Ker je to tako zelo FINO! :)"

I will not butcher her artistry by translation, but to recap - she would choose the raspberry flavor, which coincidentally is one of my favorite flavors as well. Congratulations Tara, don't forget to send me your contacts, so I can send you your present. And again, thank you so much to every one who participated - I hope you understand that I would prefer to give a gift to each and every one of you!

Now, let's take a look at the present for today. It's a couple of things that are quite popular in the blogging community and I find them perfect for the season. The gift includes the Essence All About Greys eyeshadow palette, Nanshy blending brush and all four shades of nail polish from the new Essence Merry Berry collection. 

To win the gift, you will have to work hard today and answers 6 questions about me! Since you only know what I tell you about myself, it will also be a bit of a guessing game, but I can tell you that all of these information were posted on either Facebook, my blog or Instagram at some point in time. Ready? Let's go!

Question #1: What is my absolute favorite primer of all times?
Question #2: I have a very spoiled cat. Do you know her name?
Question #3: I am very biased when it comes to eyeliners. Can you name my favorite brand?
Question #4: Can you name some of the stores I like to shop at the most?
Question #5: I am opening an advent calendar this December. Which one is it?
Question #6: I love traveling but there's one country that holds no appeal for me. Which one is it?

I will give you a little tip: if you don't know the answers or if you're unsure about them, humour always helps :) 

The rules of the giveaway are still the same as they were yesterday, but you can refresh your memory below if you need to. Again, good luck to everyone!

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1. Every day, I will post a photo of the gift for the day on my Facebook (Low Maintenance Beauty Blog) and on my Instagram profile (@low_maintenance_beauty)
2. This giveaway is open to my subscribers only, so make sure you are subscribed to me on both of the channels mentioned (Facebook and Instagram)
3. Every day, I will ask you a question - all you need to do is answer it and I will pick the most original answer that will receive the gift of the day. 
4. You can only answer in the 24 hours until the next gift is posted! After that, your answers will no longer be taken into account. 
5. Each person can only win once. I think that's fair enough.
6. I will be very happy if you share the giveaway with your friends or tag them in the post, so they have a chance of winning as well (but this is not a condition).
7. If you win, don't forget to send me an e-mail to lowmaintenancebeautyblog[at]gmail.com, so I can send you the gift
7. All the gifts will be shipped out on Wednesday, 9th of December 2015.
8. All the giveaways are only open to my EU subscribers and subscribers from other countries in Europe.
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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

2nd day of Christmas Giveaways!

Dear Beauties, 

it's 2nd of December which means it's time for a new giveaway on my blog. But first, let's take a look at what happened yesterday. So many of you participated and it was really difficult for me to pick out the comment that I liked the most. In the end, I decided on the post by Mija Budja who wrote... 

 "A book that my aunt made for my 18th birthday. It was my entire life on the book with pictures and stories about me :)"

I also received such a photo book by a very special person who has known me all my life for my 30th birthday and it was one of the most beautiful gifts I've ever gotten and I will cherish it forever. Mija congratulations, don't forget to send me your contact details so I can send you your present. 

But it's only day 2 of the giveaways and there are many more chances for all of you to win! The second gift of this week includes Aussie Miracle Hairspray, Glade Velvet Tea Party candle (which is my favorite for this holiday season!), Konad Rhinestone wheel and Kiko eyeshadow with a single eyeshadow empty case (the perfect shade for highlighting your browbone, in my humble opinion). A little bit of everything for everyone!

 And the question for today is...

If you were any tea flavour, which flavour would you be and why?

Don't forget to be original in your answers, but also remain true to yourself :) 

The rules of the giveaway are still the same as they were yesterday, but you can refresh your memory below if you need to. Good luck to everyone!

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1. Every day, I will post a photo of the gift for the day on my Facebook (Low Maintenance Beauty Blog) and on my Instagram profile (@low_maintenance_beauty)
2. This giveaway is open to my subscribers only, so make sure you are subscribed to me on both of the channels mentioned (Facebook and Instagram)
3. Every day, I will ask you a question - all you need to do is answer it and I will pick the most original answer that will receive the gift of the day. 
4. You can only answer in the 24 hours until the next gift is posted! After that, your answers will no longer be taken into account. 
5. Each person can only win once. I think that's fair enough.
6. I will be very happy if you share the giveaway with your friends or tag them in the post, so they have a chance of winning as well (but this is not a condition).
7. If you win, don't forget to send me an e-mail to lowmaintenancebeautyblog[at]gmail.com, so I can send you the gift
7. All the gifts will be shipped out on Wednesday, 9th of December 2015.
8. All the giveaways are only open to my EU subscribers and subscribers from other countries in Europe.
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

1st day of Christmas Giveaways!

Dear Beauties,

as promised, here is the first of five gifts I have to give away this December  - a lovely Sleek highlighting palette, Golden Rose Ultra Volume x4 mascara and Essence liquid lipstick in the shade Show off!



If you like this gift package, don't forget to participate by answering the following question in the comments: 

What is the best gift you ever received for Christmas?

Don't forget about the rules that apply to this giveaway which you can read below. I would be very grateful if you also share this post among your friends!With that being said, I wish you the best of luck!

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1. Every day, I will post a photo of the gift for the day on my Facebook (Low Maintenance Beauty Blog) and on my Instagram profile (@low_maintenance_beauty)
2. This giveaway is open to my subscribers only, so make sure you are subscribed to me on both of the channels mentioned (Facebook and Instagram)
3. Every day, I will ask you a question - all you need to do is answer it and I will pick the most original answer that will receive the gift of the day. 
4. You can only answer in the 24 hours until the next gift is posted! After that, your answers will no longer be taken into account. 
5. Each person can only win once. I think that's fair enough.
6. I will be very happy if you share the giveaway with your friends or tag them in the post, so they have a chance of winning as well (but this is not a condition).
7. If you win, don't forget to send me an e-mail to lowmaintenancebeautyblog[at]gmail.com, so I can send you the gift
7. All the gifts will be shipped out on Wednesday, 9th of December 2015.
8. All the giveaways are only open to my EU subscribers and subscribers from other countries in Europe.
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Monday, November 30, 2015

Final Blogvember post: 5 Days of Christmas Giveaway

Dear beauties, 

first, I want to thank each and every one of you who followed my (quite unfortunate) attempt at Blogvember. I really did try to make it work, but unfortunately, life got a better of me. But nevertheless, let's end this on a high note: with five days of presents!

Starting tomorrow, I will be giving out five gift packages for the entire week!



These gift sets includes some of my favorite brands, such as Essence, Afrodita, Avon, Sleek, Konad, Nanshy, Glade and many others. 

The rules are very simple and inspired by lovely and wonderfully sweet Tara from the blog The Beauty of Nail Polish who is also doing a beautiful giveaway throughout the month of December, so don't forget to check out her blog for more info!

1. Every day, I will post a photo of the gift for the day on my Facebook (Low Maintenance Beauty Blog) and on my Instagram profile (@low_maintenance_beauty)
2. This giveaway is open to my subscribers only, so make sure you are subscribed to me on both of the channels mentioned (Facebook and Instagram)
3. Every day, I will ask you a question - all you need to do is answer it and I will pick the most original answer that will receive the gift of the day. 
4. You can only answer in the 24 hours until the next gift is posted! After that, your answers will no longer be taken into account. 
5. Each person can only win once. I think that's fair enough.
6. I will be very happy if you share the giveaway with your friends or tag them in the post, so they have a chance of winning as well (but this is not a condition).
7. If you win, don't forget to send me an e-mail to lowmaintenancebeautyblog[at]gmail.com, so I can send you the gift
7. All the gifts will be shipped out on Wednesday, 9th of December 2015.
8. All the giveaways are only open to my EU subscribers and subscribers from other countries in Europe.

 Do you want to see your name written on the tag? Don't forget to participate and good luck!

Until next time, stay beautiful!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Blogvember #14: Guest post by Anna - Mad About Red

Hello.

I am so glad to be a part of Blogvember here on Low maintenance beauty blog. For me it's impossible to write 10 blog post per month and I have no idea how you can manage and write everyday for one month. So I was super excited when Maša asked me if I would be a part of her Blogvember.
I could write about any thing, but I decided to go with something really close to me - manicure. The magic December is almost here and I decided to do a bit more neutral but still sparkly manicure that every one can rock. Maybe on Christmas or New years eve or any day in December. It's also super easy.
I started with one coat of base coat, two coats of Golden Rose gorgeous polish in 101 and for some sparkles I add Avon magic effect in Pearl. You can add sparkly polish where ever you want and as much as you want, but I choose to add it only on one side of each nail. I helped with scotch tape, for straight line. 

 Super easy right? I hope I inspire you for some sparkles.

Have a sparkly weekend!
Ana
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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Pet razlogov, zakaj sem ujetnica znamke L’Occitane

L’Occitane me v mojem življenju spremlja, odkar pomnim. Sama si seveda izdelkov več let nisem mogla privoščiti sama, ampak za razvajanje vseh mojih čutov je takrat skrbela moja mama. No, danes je seveda drugače in z L’Occitane se redno družim – na tak in drugačen način.   

Pravijo, da je prvi korak k ozdravitvi to, da svoj problem prepoznaš in ga izpostaviš. No, jaz sicer moje odvisnosti sploh ne želim pozdraviti, vseeno pa si lahko spodaj preberete pet razlogov, ki me delajo ujetnico te slastne, dišeče znamke – morda se v katerem prepoznate tudi sami?


1. Pomanjkanje vodi v pogubo


Ko najdem izdelek, ki je pravi zame, se želim prepričati, da mi ga nikdar ne bo zmanjkalo. Vsakič, ko grem mimo L’Occitane trgovine, si rečem – oh, pa saj imam res dovolj zaloge. Ampak ne, noge kar same obrnejo korak in še preden dobro vem, kaj se dogaja, po cesti novim dogodivščinam naproti že hodim z lepo, pisano L’Occitane vrečko v roki. 




Mandljevo olje za prhanje (na sliki v 250ml steklenički in 500ml ekološkem polnjenju) je eden od izdelkov, ki v moji kopalnici ne sme manjkati. Mojo kožo med prhanjem obdari z neverjetno mehkobo in poskrbi, da me topla dišava mandljev spremlja cel dan. Ga imam vedno na zalogi preveč? Verjetno. Bi lahko preživela brez njega? Težko. 


2. Navada je železna srajca


Poleg strahu pred tem, da bi ostala brez nekega izdelka, je pomembno tudi, da mi je moj priljubljen izdelek vedno na razpolago. V vsakodnevnem življenju se gibljem med domom in službo ter pri tem uporabljam vsaj tri različne torbice. 




Enačba je torej povsem enostavna – 5x čudovita kremica = ena za v službo, ena za doma ter tri za vsako od torbic. Tu in tam preizkusim tudi kakšno drugo kremico in nekatere so odlične, vendar se vedno znova in znova vračam k svoji L’Occitane kremi za roke s karitejevim maslom. Na sliki so manjša pakiranja (30ml), ki so dovolj majhna za prav vsako torbico. 


3. Zona somraka (področje pri blagajni)


Vsakič, ko v trgovini L’Occitane napolnim svojo lično pleteno košarico, se z vso odločnostjo, ki jo premorem, napotim proti blagajni in pri tem ne gledam ne levo, ne desno – saj sedaj verjetno že razumete, kakšne nevarnosti prežijo name. Ampak resnični boj me čaka pri blagajni – polno čudovitih izdelkov po nizkih cenah, majhna darilca, s katerimi bi se res lahko danes obdarila, kompletki, ki ponujajo izredno vrednost za denar. Saj veste, kako to gre. 




Tudi prejšnji teden mi mimo blagajne ni uspelo priti, ne da bi klonila pritisku. Z menoj domov je prišla čudovita torbica, v kateri sem našla dva balzama za ustnice ter dve kremici – prav vsi miniji pa vsebujejo karitejevo maslo, ki je itak v moji knjigi sinonim za popolno zmago lepotnih izdelkov.


4. Testiram prvič, testiram drugič, testiram tretjič ... prodano!


Testerji – slovenskih deklet grob, mar ne? Pri L’Occitane me najbolj navdušuje, da si mini, testna pakiranja izdelkov načeloma lahko izberem sama. Na ta način ne preizkušam stvari, ki jih že poznam, ampak vedno spoznavam nove in nove izdelke. In kaj je rezultat?




Rezultat je seveda to, da se v izdelke med testiranjem zaljubim in jih vsekakor moram imeti. Zelo redko se mi namreč zgodi, da bi v trgovini L’Occitane dobila tester izdelka, ki me ne bi prepričal do te mere, da bi si želela kupiti polno velikost. V kaj to vodi? Glej točko dve.


5. Želimo vam blesteče praznične dni!


Vsekakor so trgovine L’Occitane najbolj nevarne med božičnimi prazniki. V tem času običajno na police pridejo kakšne nove, izjemne kolekcije in kaj hitro se zgodi, da je denarnica bolj prazna, kot polna (je pa res, da bodo vaši prijatelji in sorodniki dišali izjemno). 



Letos smo se slovenske blogerke z L’Occitane družile na predstavitvi nove kolekcije, ki sta jo z roko v roki oblikovala Olivier Baussan, ustanovitelj L’Occitane ter priznan francoski slaščičarski mojster, Pierre Hermé, imenovan tudi Kralj kuhinje (NYT). Herméje posrkbel za dišave kolekcije, poustvariti pa je želel občutek, ki ga imamo pri uživanju makronov. No, z makroni nas je L’Occitane razvajal tudi na dogodku za blogerke, ki sem se ga udeležila pretekli teden. Obenem smo imele blogerke priložnost spoznati tudi, kako čudovito natančen in hkrati preprost je način zavijanja darilc pri znamki L’Occitane. Mene osebno je najbolj očaralo dejstvo, da gre za izjemno ekološko zavijanje, pri katerem se porabi kar najmanj materiala, hkrati pa sem občudovala predstavnice znamke, kako lepo in pozorno so ravnale z izdelki – prav tako, kot si zaslužijo!


 Kolekcija je sestavljena iz treh različnih linij, vse pa je v nastajanju navdihnil otok Korzika. . Prva se imenuje Jasmin – Immortelle – Neroli (na sliki zgoraj mleko za tel, 250ml – 23,40€), ki združuje jasmin, immortelle (suhocvetnice) in neroli.  
Fotografija: PR L'Occitane
Kljub temu, da bi od jasmina pričakovala nekoliko močnejši vonj, je ta kolekcija meni najljubša, saj je ravno dovolj sveža, da je primerna za vsak letni čas, hkrati pa tudi dovolj topla, da je primerna za hladne dni, ki prihajajo. 


Druga kolekcija znotraj linije L’Occitane & Pierre Hermé Pamplemousse & Rhubarbe prepleta vonje grenivke in rabarbare, začinjene s klinčki in ščepcem muškatnega oreščka (na sliki zgoraj krema za roke, 30ml, 7.60€). 
Fotografija: PR L'Occitane
Nekoliko resnejša od prve linije, dovolj nevtralna, da je primerna za ženske in moške, pa obenem popolnoma unikatna in nepredvidljiva – vsekakor tudi tu lahko samo prikimam izjemnemu združevanju dišav. 


Tretja linija Miel Mandarine, ki jo predstavljata le dva izdelka (na sliki zgoraj balzam za ustnice, 12ml, 7,60€), pa združuje med in mandarino, torej dva vonja, ki jih sama popolnoma povezujem z zimo.
Fotografija: PR L'Occitane
 Prav ta vonj bi si želela v svojem domu medtem, ko gostom postrežem z decembrskimi dobrotami – sladek, poln, skorajda težak vonj, ki me spominja na božični sejem, kuhano vino ter čaj z medom. 


V kolikor vas kljub vsem mojim opozorilom ni strah in se še vedno počutite pogumne, vam predlagam, da se tudi same podate v svet L’Occitane – bodisi v njihovih trgovinicah, kjer vas bodo pričakale prijazne in izredno strokovne prodajalke, bodisi preko spletne strani www.loccitane.si, kjer boste enostavno opravile tudi svoje božične nakupe – za druge, pa tudi zase!


Ostanite čudovite!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Blogvember #14: Le Couvent Des Minimes

Yes, yes, I know I'm getting boring by saying this, but Le Couvent Des Minimes is another brand that I met for the first time at the Beautiful Bloggers Meetup in October. Their display at the event was definitely one of the most beautiful ones and the hostess was very lovely and helpful which alone gave me a good first impression of the brand. 

In the goody bag, I received the Eau Amiable - Botanical Cologne of Love.  

I've had this 100 ml bottle for about 6 weeks now and a third of it is gone. I use this on a daily basis, several times a day and not only are people complimenting the fragrance, but also asking me where they can buy it and from what I hear, Muller had all kind of great offers (250ml bottle for the price of 100ml bottle, extra gifts with purchase etc.) so apparently I'm to blame for all the sneaky purchases my friends and their family members have been making in the past weeks. 

The fragrance of the Eau Amiable is inspired by orange tree blossoms, apparently known as the traditional scent of love. The blossoms are combined with 5 different plants (Bergamot, Mandarin, Wild Rose, Nasturtium and Petitgrain) selected for their beneficial properties to perfume the skin with a soft fragrance. 

The scent of the cologne is soft and fresh, not too strong but at the same time strong enough to linger for hours after use. I usually spray it on my clothes, not my skin to make sure it lasts even longer. The spray pump is quite normal for colognes and doesn't spray too much product, so I would say that a couple of spritzes at an arm's length should do the job. 

The entire Le Couvent Des Minimes line is sold at Muller and this particular cologne sells for about 20 euro, which is not inexpensive, but in my opinion definitely worth it. This cologne will definitely be a repurchase for me.

Until next time, stay beautiful.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Blogvember #13: Half Way There!

Yes, I know that 13 is not exactly 16 as it should have been, but I will say that between working days and nights and spending a couple of days on vacation I think I'm not doing as bad as I was afraid. So technically we're half way through Blogvember and I'd like to recap what I've written about so far. A click on the titles will automatically open a new window with the post for you, if you wish to read something. 

#1: My Aussie Experience

This was my first real dabble into this line and I am quite impressed with it. I wrote a review of the Repair Miracle Shampoo and Conditioner and the Miracle Dry Shampoo.


#2: Something Yummy

Yummy is also a brand I came across for the first time. I reviewed the Yummy Body Butter in Darkest Blood Orange.


























#3: Oils are not just for cooking

I love it when I find products from Slovenian brands that I enjoy. In this post, I talk about the Afrodita Jojoba Oil shower gel and Afrodita Argan Oil. 


























#4: Secrets of the Trebnik Mansion

I fell in love with Dvorec Trebnik bath salts a year back, but this was my first time trying their DT line: DT Energy Tonic, DT Funky Coconut Creamy Hand Gel and DT Strawberry Lip Balm. 


























#5: I Heart Makeup Palette in Black Velvet

I Heart Makeup is a nice brand offering a variety of products at very reasonable price point. This time, I reviewed their sexy, sleek palette named Black Velvet.























#6: This or That - Beauty Edition Tag

If you want to learn about my preferences when it comes to beauty, click on the post above :)

#7: Subrina Vitamins & Strength

Another review of hair care products, this time talking about another Slovenian brand with a short review of the Vitamins & Strength shampoo and conditioner. A short update: I have not touched these since I tried them a couple of times for the review, since I much prefer some other hair care brands I've gotten to know in the past few months.


























#8: Adam had Eve, Batman had Robin and I have my Curaprox Superduo

Perhaps a bit out of context on a beauty blog, but I really love this brand and I wanted to give it the praise it deserves. I cannot recommend it enough!




























#9: Eucerin Pampering

Eucerin spoiled me twice in October: once at the conference and once with a surprise package. I must say I love the way the brand is evolving and I look forward to seeing what they've got in store for us. I reviewed their new CC cream and lotion for sensitive skin. 


























#10: Catrice brings us some chocolate delights

I am a big fan of Catrice brand, especially because of the price:quality ratio which is hard to beat. Although palettes are the one make-up item I really like to splurge on since I find that the quality in drugstore is not always the best, I was pleasantly surprised by the Chocolate nudes palette.


























#11: 20 random facts about me tag

I had a blast writing this and laughed quite a lot while I re-read it again whilst on vacation. If you want to learn a thing or two about me, click on the link above :)

#12: What I'm buying myself before Christmas

Things I need in my life before December arrives - courtesy of Lush, Yankee Candle, Smile Concept Store and Carpisa. 

 I am very much looking forward to the second half of November - I've got a couple of events coming up, a few packages to pick up from the post office and two big surprises coming up. Hopefully, you think I'm doing a decent job as well and enjoyed what I've written so far.

Until next time, stay beautiful!