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August 23, 2016

Top motivational Instagrammers to follow right now

Hello my dearest readers! I've been off on my summer vacation this week so there wasn't a new blog post, but I'm back. What I've been doing this time is thinking about going on Wordpress to take my blog to the next level - you know, new layout, style, etc. Tell me down in the comments what do you think and if you have any tips :)


I was thinking about how a lot of bloggers try to keep it all a secret when it comes to discussing their favourite bloggers, Instagrammers, Pinterest boards for motivation, etc. I was one of them at first, but in my time of blogging I realised this isn't how you survive in this world. I completely changed my mind about blogging. Sharing is caring. That's how we roll and learn. And that's why I am now presenting my top Instagram accounts to keep you motivated and on track even if you have a block.


1. Mimi Ikonn is an online inspiration and healthy living expert. I adore her videos, snaps and photos so much, she's a real gem in this world. I've been following her for about 3 years now and can't wait to see her first born child. On her IG profile you can find everything from style to travel photos.


2. Monika from Sugarlove blog is my friend and fellow blogger, who inspires me with her dose of perfection when it comes to product and flatlay photography. Look at all the brightness over here and make sure to check out her blog! She's now on her 7 days blogging challenge.


3. The main influence for me when I started blogging and my biggest inspiration is Kate Lavie or Katie as I call her. Her videos are on repeat on my youtube - I love the way she looks and her accent too! She creates wonderful flatlays, her photos are so bright and rose-golded that drive me insane. Her sense of interior is so familiar to mine and I just...adore her.


4. Since college my biggest study motivator is Lilia from LilyLike. She is one gorgeous blogger and law student with so many tips about how to not going insane when studying. She also runs her youtube channel where I love her travel videos the most.


5. Sometimes my blogger "mentor" and otherwise just my friend and fellow blogger Sara from Passing fancy inspires me with her dose of vegan meals, great compositions and the cutest animals on her IG.


6. When not online for some time - I miss her the most. Ziva from Nothing fancy, really. We moved places at the same time so I couldn't wait for some stylish photos of her new place just to inspire me with some decoration ideas. She owns two cats and a baby dog and they are all so cute - a big family. Her IG is bright, pinky and organised.

Those are my current favourites. Who are you "stalking" right now? Leave me a comment below:)

Love, M.

August 9, 2016

Getaway: Portopiccolo, Sistiana

My lovely readers! It's been a while and I'm sorry, but my mind was fully overbooked and I needed some time for myself. All good now, ready to take you someplace nice. Portopiccolo lays surrounded by some of the most attractive sightseeings in Upper Adriatic - Castello di Miramare and Duino Castle among the Falesian cliffs. The city is statued among the famous marine looking at beautiful former quarry. It's nice, soooo quitet, there's no noise, pollution, traffic. A perfect place to get lost.





It's luxurious, it's quietness makes you refill your energy at it's fullest, there is no noise, the locals are so friendly and funny and I just want to spend a week there reading my books and enjoying that marvellous pool at the Beach spa looking at the Duino castle and dreaming about the wrong time I was born in :)

How to get there and how to get around

Arriving to Portopiccolo is almost best with the car. There's is an enormous underground parking garage under the biggest part of the city. It's around 40 minutes from Koper, Slovenia or 30 minutes from Trieste. No crowds, a highway leads you right by the seaside and than you just follow the marks. Arriving there the best way is to leave your car in the underground garage, which costs 1,50 euros/hour. You can get around by foot because it's tiny and you can explore most of the city. If located in a hotel, there are those little Flinstones veichles availible and of course your private chauffeur - we mustn't forget it's luxurious - therefore, it's a bit on the pricey site.







Make sure you wear something fashionable, try their gelato and don't worry about the money - it's the money well spent and there are memories that count.

Love, M.

July 27, 2016

L'OCCITANE: Citronka in sivka praznujeta 40 let!

Vse najboljše, dragi L'Occitane. V trgovinicah je vse noro dišeče, svečke pred vhodi in košarice sivke po trgovini me res vsak dan znova popeljejo v deželo, ki si jo tako močno želim obiskati. Prava sivka in citronka sta ključni sestavini L'Occitana iz žetvene kolekcije, ki sta letos dobili novo podobo. Vsaka navdihuje s še bolj posebnimi vonji ter vabi vsakega da skoči z njo v neskončna polja ljubezni v Provansi.


Prva dišava, ustvarjena s strani L'Occitana, je bila Citronka. Klasična in močna, kot listi, ki jih pomečkaš v roki, ustvarjata svežino, ki traja in traja. Navdih za novo citronkino embalažo so neskončna polja citronke v pokrajini Drôme, ki segajo do kamor seže pogled.

Embalaža je prav po mojem okusu. Ni več toliko minimalistična kot prejšnje edicije, opazi se razkošje in praznovalni duh kolekcje. V dišavo so vnesli malce lahkotnejšo citronko in žensko geranijo. Vonj je svež in ravno prav močan ter dolgotrajen. Izmed vseh treh citronkinih edicij je ta dosegla sam vrh.


Kolekcija je opremljena s samimi novostmi. Citronka še ni imela tako nežnega in poživljajočega pilinga za prhanje. Piling delci odstranijo odmrlo kožo in jo nežno poživijo s citrusno noto citronke. Novost te kolekcije je tudi vlažilna pena za telo. Posebna je zato, ker telo tako lepo hlaaadiiiiii! Lahko jo postavite v hladilnik za še boljši učinek. Must have za na plažo.
Malce spremenjena je tudi meglica za telo, ki v primerjavi s prejšnjo nima tako močnega in izrazitega vonja, prav tako pa telo osveži in ščiti tudi proti nadležnim komarjem.
Najbolj lušna pa sta mi dva citronkina mila, pakirana v čudoviti zeleni škatlici, ki se izvleče in razpre. Vsebujeta ekološko citronko in citronkine liste, ki ustvarijo nežen piling za telo.

Zmagovalki te kolekcije sta vsekakor nova dišava, ki pomete s konkurenco, ter milca! Juhu, 10/10.


Sivka je simbol Provanse in L'Occitana ter ima zgodovinsko povezavo s to blagovno znamko. Združuje etnični pristop podjetja glede naravnih sestavin skupaj z izjemnim znanjem o njihovi uporabi. Žetev sivke nastopi v Avgustu, ko se mladi fantje odpravijo na griče žeti sivko. Ob pokošenih poljih se nato zberejo in obujajo spomine žetev prejšnjih let.

Sivki pravimo tudi modro zlato in je pravi aromatični poklon Provanse. Je dišavna duša regije in plod cenjenega dela - najbolj cenjena na svetu je prav zato, ker njena dišava daleč prednjači pred drugimi vrstami sivke. Iz njenih cvetov pridobivajo močno aromatično olje, ki je pravi koncentrat z izjemno močnim sproščujočim učinkom.


Novost v kolekciji sta sivkina peneča kopel ter duo milo, podobno kot pri citronki. Med obema kolekcijama bi se vedno odločila za sivko zaradi izjemnega vonja ter vrednosti, ki jo nosi. Sivkino milo vsebuje tudi nežne sivkine cvetove za piling telesa in odstranitev odmrlih celic. Vsebuje eterično olje sivke in Visoke Provanse, ki je pridobljeno z destilacijo sivkinih cvetov po tradicionalnem receptu.
Eterično olje prave sivke AOP si lahko kupite s sklopu kolekcije. Jaz ga imam in ga cenim kot čudovito naravno zdravilo za 100 vrst nevšečnosti: nespečnost, piki žuželk in komarjev, sprostitev, glavobol, slabost, stres,...


Čisto eterično olje sivke je eno redkih, ki ga lahko nanašamo direktno na kožo. Pripomore k boljšemu počutju in dobremu spancu. Deluje adstringentno in očiščevalno, prav tako pa odganja insekte. Označba AOP je dodeljena le najčistejšemu olju sivke in Visoke Provanse, ki ga dobijo iz cvetov  prave sivke, gojene na nadmorski višini 800m in več.

Prava ljubezen, kajne? Kateri izdelki iz kolekcij citronka/sivka so vas najbolj navdušili? 

July 20, 2016

PREGNANT? A size 12 life

My beautiful readers, I hope you are all feelin' good. I was thinking about this post for a very long time but a week ago something pushed me over my limits and I knew this had to go viral!
It was the day a friend of mine was in the hospital and I went over to check him and spend some time with him since hospitals aren't really a fun place to be. I said hello to his other "rommies" and had a little chat with one of them. After I went home I got a message from my friend telling me that that rommie asked if I was expecting. I couldn't believe it! I asked my friend what did he say? And he said he told him I was so not pregnant. The rommie turned it all on some kind of joke and said he asked that because he saw my tummy. #fml. And so I decided to write him a letter. To him and any other male or female that insulted me or any other curvy or plus sized girl or woman.

Dear mr. Rommie,

with lightness in my heart I must say you can absolutely chill down and take your emergency calming pill, cause I AM NOT PREGNANT. Yes my tummy is bigger than your super skinny daughter's one, but can you ask yourself if she is also THAT happy and THAT healthy as I am? Well, I can assure you she's not. Let me tell you what I eat in a day: vegan bowl for breakfast, some fruits, super easy lunch full of veggies, more fruits and salad to end the day. Therefore, I am healthy as f. I feel good in my body and that white dress that made you think I'm expecting makes me 5kg slimmer, thank god.
My structure has nothing to do with my wellbeing and of course I wouldn't want to change my outside because of some nasty people not minding their business.
With awareness that we can all be healthy and not eat only a cracker and some water a day I could build an empire, but what can you do?
The person I admire the most is Ashley Graham, a MODEL and designer and above all, a BODY ACTIVIST that could make you wanna apologise for your words, once said " I will not let others dictate what they think my body should look like for their own comfort, and neither should you." And with that, I'm ending this brief letter hoping you will bite your tongue next time you will want to say something like that to a cheerful and strong, healthy young woman.


Here to us *cheers* - with a glass of WINE - that could get us fatter, but yeah - we don't really care.

Love, M.

July 14, 2016

Makeup factory Unlimited lips: Magnetic lips review

Hi my dear readers! Since I'm working again I can totally see the lack of inspiration and motivation for blogging. I keep all my ideas in my new fancy notebook, so don't worry. I've been off for some days because I was working on this post so much, I needed my photos to look lovely and since my camera broke that's quite impossible.
Anyway, I got Makeup factory Magnetic lipsticks sent for a review and I remained speechless. Since Makeup factory is more on a high end makeup I took some time for really try all shades and to set a post 'bout it and be a bit more professional here. Doing some business, right? :)


Makeup factory was built thinking high end makeup isn't only for makeup experts. All products are perfume and paraben free so they are perfect for sensitive skin as well.
I got 10 different shades: 090 Soft Nude, 098 Tangerine, 161 Sheer pink, 166 Deep pink, 171 Deep Magenta, 288 Copper Rust, 310 Warm Orange, 335 Bright coral, 343 Pink Fuchsia and 377 Pink Carmine.


They are all packed in a matte black case that closes with a small magnet - it's all about magnetic lips! Of course all of them are paraben free. I love the colours, not really nude, right? That's exactly what I like about them. The colours are very, very bright. Some of them would do a fine cherry on top for a night out outfit, but I don't hesitate wearing them all the time.



The texture is smooth and it shines a bit, later they turn semi-matte. All of them are extremely long lasting and what I think the most important part is your lips are moisturised for so long!
I use them every day with a light BB cream and just a bit of mascara - it's all about the lips. Perfect for hot weather and summer fashion.


The price if 15,99e, you can buy them in Müller or on their webstore here, click. I can't believe I'm actually going to say this, but my favourite one is Warm Orange! I never owned and loved an orange lipstick so much!
What do you think? Aren't they just perfect? I got them a safe and clean space in my drawer.

Love, M.


July 7, 2016

LIERAC Hydragenist & Sensorielle

I just can't stop the hype over Lierac's products. I think this must be love. You know how desperately I was trying to find the right product for my oily skin/face? After a chat with the nicest lady from Mediforma she wanted me to try Lierac's new Hydragenist moisturising cream-gel, because even oily skin needs to be moisturised and feel fresh. Here's what I'm talking about:

// Drage bralke! Saj veste, kako norim za Lieracovimi izdelki, ane? Maska oz. piling in odstranjevalec ličil sta me totalno prevzela. Mislim, da je tukaj govora o pristni ljubezni! Sicer pa je moja težnja po pravem izdelku za moj obraz povsem realna; težko najdem izdelek, ki je primeren za mojo oljnato in mešano kožo, da bi kožo nahranil in je ne pustil v tistem groznem sijaju. Po pogovoru z Mediformo sem se odločila za test teh dveh bonbončkov:


Lierac Hydragenist gel-cream is this very fresh moisturiser that hydrates, mattifies and and replumps your skin. Also it should smooth little wrinkles and fine lines, but I don't really have this problem (yet). I found it quite challenging to see if this mattifying effect will work on oily skin. When applying it leaves a soft, smooth and fresh feeling on your face. I was actually ill when I first tried this and had some quite big pimples on my cheeks. After using this cream they disappeared immediately. Wow, big +!
Because of the micro rice powder the mattifying effect is seen quite quickly. Even in those veery hot summer days.
The scent isn't very strong, like I mentioned before it's really light and smells like jasmin, rose water and gardenia.


// Lierac Hidragenist gel krema je tale čudovit roza vlažilec kože, ki jo hkrati tudi matira ter "poravna" drobne gubice in majhne linije. Predvsem me je zanimal tale matirni efekt gel kreme v kombinaciji z mastno kožo. Po nanosu pusti kožo mehko in svežo, tale občutek je res super, kakor da si se osvežil z mrzlo vodo. Prvič sem gel poskusila v dneh, ko sem bila bolna in sem imela par ogromnih in nadležnih mozoljčkov. Po uporabi kremice so v nekaj dnevih popolnoma izginili. Kaaakšen plus! Juhu!
Zaradi mikro riževega pudra je tudi mat videz dosežen zelo hitro. Tale gel krema mi služi (tudi) kot odlična podlaga za ličila.
Sam vonj je izredno nežen: jasmin, rožna vodica in gardenija. Popolna kombinacija, obožujem vse tri vonje skupaj.
Cena za 50ml kremice je 44e, kupite jo lahko tukaj, klik.


The other thing is something I can't leave my house without. Lierac Sensorielle fresh dry oil with 3 citrus flowers.  I like it because the scent isn't so invasive, it absorbs quickly and doesn't leave any marks on your clothes. And it's absolutely alcohol free, yay!

// Lierac Sensorielle suho olje je moja stalnica zadnje tedne. Všeč mi je, ker vonj ni invaziven, se hitro vpije in ne pušča mastnih sledi na oblačilih. Uporabljam ga bolj za telo kot lase, čeprav je primeren za oboje. Vonj po kameliji, gardeniji in jasminu me spremlja čez cel dan. Je brez alkohola, vsebuje pa arganovo olje, mandljevo olje, izvleček grozdja ipd.
Za 31e ga lahko kupite tukaj, klik.

What do you think? I can smell it through my laptop :)

Love, M.

* Some of the products used in the posts may have been sent to me  for review.

July 1, 2016

SLOVENSKE BLOGERKE O SONČENJU: SNEGULJČICE SO IN!

Razmišljam, s čim povezujem sonce: Sprva s tistimi gubami, ki jih imajo zelo stare tetke, ki so večino življenje preživele na soncu zaradi dela. Nato s tisto enakomerno zagorelostjo, še pod pazduho, ki ne verjamem, da jo je porjavelo sonce. Pa jo je res? In koliko zdravo je izpostavljanje sončnim žarkom samo za čudovit čokoladen izgled?

Napake, ki jih kljub velikem ozaveščanju o škodljivih sončnih žarkih vseeno počnemo, pa se jih ne zavedamo:

- Mišljenje, da sonček ne prebija oblačil. Seveda jih. Posebej prozorne in lahke tkanine ter svetle barve so bolj izpostavljene prehodu sončnih žarkov. Vedno nanašajmo kremo po telesu, preden zapustimo stanovanje.

- Mišljenje, da so stopala, dlani, ušesa nepomembni za sonce. Narobe, stopala, dlani, ustnice in predel za ušesi bi morali biti še bolje zavarovani pred soncem. Uporabimo večjo zaščito za te predele.

- Senčenje ne potrebuje zaščite. Napaka. Tudi čas, ki ga preživimo v senci, je čas delno izpostavljen sončnim žarkom, saj se svetloba odbija od vodnatih površin, prav tako pa senčniki in drevesa ne izključujejo pronicanja sončnih žarkov do nas senčkarjev. Kolegica, ki piše na blogu Cherry colors meni, da zadnje časa opaža vedno več ljudi, ki zaupa senci med 10. in 16. uro. Sama počitnikujem v Pulju, kjer tega ne morem reči. Slabo mi postane, ko vsako leto opazim isto žensko, ki se "prži" sredi betona že ob 10h, da ne pomislim na nešteto družin, ki z malimi otroci preživi večino dneva na vrelem kamenju.



Sneguljčice so in:

- Bela polt je totalno in. Res je, da mi je porjavela koža lušna, vendar to ne pretehta zdravstvenega tveganja, ki obstaja ob obisku solarijev in sončenju. Všeč mi je, ko me sonce dodobra pogreje, ker sem bolj zmrzljiv tip, ne upam pa si telesa izpostavljati soncu za več kot pol ure dnevno, da bi temu lahko rekla sončenje. Se samo grejem :)

- V primerjavi s kolegicami nisem bila tolikokrat izpostavljena govoricam o tem, kako svetla sem. Zadnje čase pa dobivam vedno več pohval na mojo brezhibno in čudovito belo polt,  na katero sem izredno ponosna in ji seveda posvečam vedno več časa.

- Sončenje me je nekajkrat "opeklo" tako in drugače. Rdečice, vročice, pekoč občutek, mazanje z jogurtom, ki vse skupaj samo še poslabša, ko se strdi, so je pripeljale do pomembnega spoznanja, da izpostavljanje soncu NI OK. Rdeča koža ne bo postala porjavela, pa še poškoduje se.

Ali ste vedeli:

-  da koža postane porjavela, ker se želi zaščititi pred škodljivimi žarki. Tako pa se tudi poškoduje in stara, da ne govorimo o tveganju za povečanje kožnega raka.

- kilogram kreme na dan ne prepreči opeklin. Pomemben je ČAS NANAŠANJA. Kremo je potrebno ponovno nanašati vsake dve uri, da smo lahko cel čas zaščiteni.

- Pomagajte si z žličkami: ena žlička kreme za obraz, šest žličk za celotno telo. Če uporabljate spreje, potrebujete 15 brizgov da odrasle in 10 za otroke.

- Seveda ne morem mimo psiholoških dejstev, da je sonce odličen vir vitamina D, navdaja nas s serotoninom, smo bolj srečni in polni energije. Prav tako nas toplota ohranja pri življenju. Da dobimo dovolj vitamina D, smo na soncu lahko zgolj 15 minut!




Tudi so-blogerka Nika iz Beautifullbloga prisega na zdravo kmečko pamet: senca + visok zaščitni faktor + dolga oblačila + senčnik = popolna zaščita. Pravi, da obožuje čim bolj temno in čim bolj zdravo - vendar samo čokolado :)

Ne morem pozabiti stavka, ki tudi blogerko Anno iz bloga Mad about red  bloga spremlja iz dneva v dan: Vsaka porjavitev kože je bolezen kože. Tudi sama je velikokrat izkusila negativne učinke sončenja, preberite si njeno objavo tukaj. Zdaj veliko bolj zavestno stopa v boj proti opeklinam.

Raje bodimo kot Britanci, kjer je bela polt izrazna in jo nosijo s ponosom - tako pravi tudi Sandra iz bloga The puzzle of Sandra's life, ki nam je pobegnila v London. Sama pravi, da je porjavelost in "fake tan" zgolj eden izmed pritiskov, ki jih ustvarjajo mediji. Obožujem jo kot osebo, vsekakor pa morate prebrati tudi njen zapis o tem, kako fino je biti Sneguljčica. Tudi Mateja iz bloga Mateja's Beauty blog ne pomni, da bi bila kdaj tarča posmeha glede njene blede kože.

Preverite, kaj ostale blogerke menijo o sončenju in katere izdelke priporočajo za zaščito  tukaj, klik.

Love, M.
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