Author Archives: Maestra

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Shiseido – Zen Gold Elixir (perfume)

Shiseido Zen Gold Elixir perfume

Shiseido Zen Gold Elixir is a warm oriental perfume. The moment I spray it on my skin it has a sour note. Very soon it becomes warmer, stronger and more oriental. The very strong scent becomes softer and rounder after an hour or so and it stays like that for hours. I like the dry down notes very much. Zen ...

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Nuxe – Reve de Miel lip balm

Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm

Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm is one of THE lip balms out there. At least that’s what A LOT of beauty gurus say. Since I had very dry lips during this winter I had to try this miracle worker myself. This is how it looks like. It comes in a jar, which isn’t the most hygienic or practical thing. ...

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Engaged, married … it’s a boy!

wedding_par-6

Wow, it’s been literally months since my last post. There has been a lot going on in my life in the last year (and a half). I wanted to write a brief post just to let you all know why I’ve been more or less MIA in the past year. First there was this insanely romantical proposal … … followed ...

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Shopping time in Croatia

Pastel Supergloss, Eveline Super Long Lasting Liquid Lip Tint

While enjoying the summer at the Croatian seaside I got a bit curious if there are any interesting products for me in the Croatian drugstores. I visited Kozmo, DM and Bipa. Bipa was disappointing since the Rimmel display was almost empty. Although Kozmo and DM do not carry Rimmel I found some other nice things there. I bought Aussie and ...

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Favorite hair products of Summer 2013

Favorite hair products- Summer 2013: Aussie

My hair is long reaching the mid of my back, dyed (ombre), wavy with dry ends. My scalp is sensitive and if I use a harsh shampoo I get itchy scalp with something that looks like dandruff. All that means that I cannot just use whatever products and my scalp and hair need special attention. Here are my favorite products ...

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Illamasqua in Slovenian drugstores

Illamasqua event SLO

Finally it happened! Illamasqua is now sold in Slovenia! It is available in drugstores called Muller. I am sure you are all familiar with the brand and the amazing works of Alex Box. The brand was introduced to the Slovenian market today at a lovely location and here are some photos I took … We have been writing about Illamasqua’s ...

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Revlon – Lip Butters (review, swatches)

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter: Sugar Frosting, Cupcake, Lollipop, Peach Parfait

Oh, the Lip Butters … everyone loves the Revlon’s Lip Butters and people went nuts about these little babies over a year ago. Moisturizing lipsticks or colored lip balms. A revolution?!? I had to find out myself. I bought my first two Lip Butters over a year ago in the States. A lot of the shades were sold out at ...

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