Author Archives: Maestra

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Chloe Love Story eau de parfum

Chloe Love Story

Chloe Love Story is the newest edition to the Chloe perfume range. It was launched in September 2014. Although it was launched in the fall it isn’t your typical fall/winter scent. It is a modern floral scent. It is sweet and fresh at the same time. Right after I spray it on my skin, I notice some bitterness and sharpness. ...

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After more than a year … can I still do it?

Maestra's Halloween manicure

Yesterday my husband took my little boy to his grandparents, so I had a couple of hours for myself. “OMG! What am I going to do with all this time?! :D” Although I was not feeling good and there was a lot of housework to be done, I decided to do my nails. And since it was Halloween, I even ...

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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!


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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