Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Stylewe monthly fashion report: What's in store for 2017.?

Hello lovelies!

It's time for another monthly update from one of my favourite on-line shopping destinations, StyleWe.
As you guys already know, StyleWe offers unique designs created by fashion designers, at very affordable prices. Their customer service and the quality of materials is very satisfying, and I personally own several clothing items by designers of StyleWe.

In this post, I'd like to present you some of the new arrivals for 2017. they already have in store.
It may be a bit early to think about swimwear, but some of you might go on a well deserved holiday to some exotic destination: Don't forget to pack your suitcase with trendy bikinis StyleWe has in store for you!

I really like this triangle bikini:


It's very retro, with high waisted bottom, and it gives a good support to the upper part, it's very flattering model even for who has bigger breasts.
I'm in love with the print: these pink flamingos are adorable!

Even if you don't have a trip to some exotic destination planned right now, this piece is definitely worth grabbing right now, before it's gone! January and February are also ideal months to start thinking more about getting your body back in shape after the holiday season, and you might be considering signing up for a swimming pool. 

Make sure to be following StyleWe's blog, as they always keep you updated on their newest arrivals, and newest trends in fashion. It's full of interesting ideas and fashion hacks and tips that will most certainly serve you as a good source of  inspiration!


In their latest post they discuss hairstyle fashion and suggest you how to step up your hairstyle fashion with bandana.




This is another very retro look, but also very glam and chic.
Bandanas are great little hair accessorie to have, because you can style it so many different ways and create so many different hairstyles, as many as your immagination allows :-)
For the coolest hairstyle inspirations, make sure to check out StyleWe's post dedicated to hairstyling trends of the moment!

I hope this little update on what's new at StyleWe was interesting for you to read!

Have a nice day and I'll talk to you soon with some fashion, beauty, and most importantly, life update!





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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Third trimester pregnancy OOTD: Burgundy sweaterdress



Hey guys!
I do have a few more pregnancy outfit posts to show you! This is the outfit I wore when I had a day packed full with doctor's appointments and prenatal classes. It was actually quite stressful day (I'm telling you more about it in my 36 weeks pregnancy vlog, that you'll find linked bellow!), and I was happy to take a little break and shoot this outfit! We spotted this beautiful location by chance, on our way to the next doctor's appointment, and we immediately decided to do a quick photo shooting!
Unfortunately we didn't have much time to go for a little walk, but we definitely marked down this place, for the next good occasion (hopefully when the weather gets warmer, and with all of the members of our little family!).


Pozdrav ljudi!
Ipak imam za vas jos par trudnickih outfit postova! :-) Ovaj outfit nosila sam na dan koji je bio rezerviran za lijecnicke preglede i trudnicki tecaj. Bio je to dosta stresan dan, a vise o svemu saznati cete u mojem trudnickom vlogu kojeg cete naci na kraju posta!). Bila sam bas sretna kada smo napravili malu "pauzu od svega" i pronasli ovu oazu za brzinsko slikanje outfit posta!
Buduci da nismo imali puno vremena na raspolaganju, nismo se mogli uputiti u setnjicu uzduz obale rijeke, ali zapamtili smo si lokaciju za iduci put! Jedva cekamo da dani zatople i da nasa mala obitelj bude upotpunjena novim clanom kojeg zeljno iscekujemo ovih dana!



















Sunglasses: Mango
Lace choker necklace: DIY project
Burgundy sweaterdress: Bought at italian christmas' market a few years ago for 2€
Denim gilet: Bought at italian open market for 1€
Maternity tights: Kiabi
Bag: Zara
Boots: Camaieu
Coat: United Colours of Benetton


36 Weeks Pregnancy Vlog: Big Physical & Emotional Changes:






Monday, 16 January 2017

HOW TO PREVENT PREGNANCY STRETCHMARKS? PREGNANCY BODY CARE TIPS!



Hello beauties!
In this post I'd like to recommend you my favourite body care products that I've been using during my pregnancy, to prevent stretchmarks.
I'm now 39 weeks, full term, and no stretchmarks yet :-) My bump has grown significantly, and a few weeks ago I could feel the actual pain of my skin stretching out and my belly button slowly disappearing...I was pretty sure I was going to get stretchmarks, and I was even ok with that happening, but, luckily, my skin managed to stretch out so, so much without consequences! I believe the merit goes to the fact that I'm keeping it super moisturized and I apply a body butter and anti-stretchmarks oil after every shower!



I guess I can thank a little bit to the genetics too: My Mum didn't get any stretchmarks, even though, as she says, by the end of her pregnancy she got really huge! She told me that she was using Nivea body lotion every time after showering during her pregnancy and that this helped her a lot! (Consider the fact that, 35 years ago, when she had me, there weren't that much body care options available on the market!)

I however, did arm myself with a whole army of anti-stretchmarks products and natural oils, that are known to nourish skin, keeping it smooth and soft.



Pampering myself with body butters and oils never was a hard task for me: I never felt too lazy to apply a body moisturizer, on the contrary, this is one small beauty ritual I really enjoy...After taking a shower, lathering myself up in some kind of rich, luxurious, body nourishing cream/ oil is a real pleasure . It allows me to start my day in a better mood!

These here are all the products I used during my pregnancy and that I was very pleased with!

- Mustela stretchmarks prevention oil
- Babylove Mama Pflegeol (exclusive to DM drugstores)
- Babylove Mama nipple cream (exclusive to DM drugstores)
- Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter
- Bio oil
- I Provenzali Almond Oil


I do intend on using anti- stretchmarks products even after I give birth (I heard stretchmarks can be formed even after you've given birth, when your body is shrinking down to its regular size).
I do have some very old stretchmarks on my hips, that were actually caused by a growth spurt, when I was 15 years old! Those are very old and quite faded, but they never  went away completely.
Currently I'm trying to use up the almond oil, and then I'll continue my "treatments" with Bio-oil.

Some of these products on the photo above, I already used up (I started my pregnancy with Mustela, then went to Burt's Bees belly butter, and now towards the end of my pregnancy, I'm using Bio almond oil.)


I also did a detailed review video showing you all these products and talking a bit more about their properties and effects! This video is dedicated to pregnancy body care routine. I'm talking about how to prevent pregnancy stretchmarks and showing you my favourite belly butters, body lotion, natural oils that are designed specifically for pregnant women.

You can check out my video here:




Keep in mind that you can use all these products even if you aren't pregnant! Because I have a few old stretchmarks, I've been using anti- stretchmarks products for years, way before I even started thinking about pregnancy. Most of the times I'd use anti- stretchmarks products specific for pregnant women, just because I fond out they were the most effective ones!





Friday, 13 January 2017

THE BEST MAKE UP OF 2016.


Hello lovelies! Sorry I'm running a bit late with this video and post!
In case you haven't seen my beauty faves of 2016. you can watch it here or check out my previous post! (I talked about top skin care, hair care, body care, perfumes and lip care!).
I'm getting super close to my due date, and it's a bit harder for me to get all the things done at this stage of my pregnancy. I have many ideas and projects, but not that much time (nor energy!). I'm going to try and upload 1-2 videos a week for you during January and February (I'm filming some videos in advance), so you guys will have something to watch on my channel even when I'm off, delivering my baby and in that delicate period of post partum...If you guys have any requests for the videos you'd like to see this month and in February, now it's the time to send in your requests!

I'm hoping I'll be able to post regularly, possibly more beauty / maternity posts than fashion ones, at least until I can go out & about again, shooting my outfits of the day! :-)

In this post I gathered my absolutely favourite make up products! Some of them I discovered in 2016., whilst some are my old time favourites that I have been using for years now!
I hope you'll try some of my recommendations! Some of these products might just get on your top list for 2017.! :-)


Let me know which were your best make up products of 2016.?


Concealers, foundations, face powders:

- Catrice Camouflage cream concealer 010 Ivory
- Maybelline Instant Anti- age concealer in Light
- Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum gel foundation # 52 Vanilla
- Shiseido UV protective compact foundation Medium Beige spf 30
- Rimmel Stay Matte Long lasting pressed powder 001 transparent






Bronzers & blushers:

- Too Faced Sweethearts bronzer in Sweet Tea
- Rimmel Natural bronzer with minerals 021 Sun Light
- Max Factor Creme Puff Blush #15 Seductive Pink





Highlighters:

-The Balm Mary- Lou Manizer
- Pupa Red Queen Highlighter Pure Gold 001
- MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Soft & Gentle





Nail polish:

- Essie Fiji
- Essie Coconut Cove
- P2 Sand Style polish 070 Pretty




Eye palettes:

- Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar
- The Balm Nude 'tude





Eye primers:

- Bourjois color edition 24h cream to powder (gold)
- Chanel Illusion d'ombre #86 Ebloui
- Maybelline Color Tattoo 24h by eye studio #65- Pink Gold




Mascaras, eye pencils, eyebrow products:

- L'Oreal Voluminous
- Maybelline Lash Sensational
- Kiko Milano Everlasting kajal #01
- Benefit Ka- Brow! #3 cream-gel brow color with brush




Lips:

- NYX liquid suede cream lipstick #04 soft-spoken
- Too Faced Melted liquified long wear lipstick in Sugar
- Maybelline lipstick #781 Chocolate Temptation
- YSL Rouge Volupte #01 and #32
- Kiko Milano Creamy Colour Comfort Lip liner in #303 and #315





Little every day treats & luxuries...






The Best Make Up 2016. VIDEO:





You can check out my post for Glam Express here!



Monday, 9 January 2017

Best Beauty Products 2016. Skincare, Body, Perfume, Hair & Lips!

Hello loves!

Today's post is about my favourite beauty products of 2016. In case you haven't seen my video yet, you can watch it here:


I separated my favourite products in two videos/ posts, so in my next one I'll be sharing with you my favourite make up of 2016.
And now, let's talk beauty :-)
I filmed this video in collaboration with my lovely youtube friend, Julie, and you'll find the link to her video in the info box just bellow my video! We had so much fun filming these videos and picking up our very fave products of 2016., although, narrowing it down, definitely wasn't an easy task to do!







FAVORITE HAIR CARE:

I have quite a few products to mention! As you guys know, I'm a huge fan of hair care products and throughout 2016, I tested out quite a few!
These were some of the top ones that I'll keep using in 2017 and probably for many more years to come!
- Kerastase Ciment Thermique Resurfacing Strengthening Milk (review here)
- L'Oreal Elnett Satin Hairspray
- Batiste Dry Shampoo
- Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Detanglers (leave in spray)
- Kerastase Elixir K Ultime Oil
- Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Spray
- Moroccan Oil





FAVORITE SKIN CARE:

- Roberts Rose Water
- Clinique & Shiseido Ibuki Overnight Beauty Sleeping Masks (review here)
- Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Instant Treatment Eye Mask
Also, I re-discovered Caudalie skincare products! I used to use them a few years ago, but then I started testing out other brands. Towards the end of this year, I went back to Caudalie, and besides some old favorites, I discovered some new holy grails too!
These products are amazing for hydrating and pampering my skin!
- Caudalie Beauty Elixir
- Caudalie Moisturizing Mask
- Caudalie Vinosource Intense Moisture Rescue Cream





FAVORITE BODY CARE:

The two products that stood out to me the most were this amazingly delicious chocolate scented body butter wash by Palmolive and Natural Almond Oil (great during pregnancy for keeping the skin's elasticity and preventing stretchmarks)





FAVORITE PERFUMES:

Not only the best of 2016, but these are some of my all time favorites! Wearing these scents can make me feel more confident or brighten up my day!
- Thierry Mugler Angel
- Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
- Burberry Body
- Gucci Flora




FAVORITE LIP PRODUCTS:

Let's not forget lip products as they play such an important role in my beauty routine!
Here are my top 3 must haves for beautiful lips:
- Nuxe Ultra Nourishing Lip Balm
- Lush Lip Scrub Mint Julips
- Lucas Papaw Ointment (amazing product, a real multi- purpose must have in my beauty routine!)
Those were my top 2016. beauty products that made my beauty routine more pleasurable!
I'd like you to share with me your holy grails of 2016!!! Leave a comment, what are your new discoveries and which products have you stuck with throughout the years?




Friday, 6 January 2017

Pregnancy outfit ideas for colder weather: Grey Sweaterdress



Finally, an outfit of the day post where you can clearly see that I'm pregnant! Up until my third trimester, I wasn't really showing, and, in some outfits, even though I was wearing maternity clothes, I didn't even look pregnant! But now, my bump has definitely grown, especially as I'm heading towards my due date!
I'd love to shoot some more pregnancy outfit ideas, for this last trimester of pregnancy (I did film a pregnancy fashion haul that will be up on my youtube channel soon!), but lately I've been feeling quite tired, outside it's very cold, and it's just more difficult right now for me to get things done.
Sometimes I feel frustrated about this, because I have so many ideas and projects in my head, but I have to remind myself that I'm supposed to deliver my baby in less than 15 days, so I guess I'm excused when it comes to "not being able to get all things done" regarding my blog and youtube channel.

I love this grey sweaterdress by H&M! This is going to be a great item to wear even after my pregnancy. It's very versatile and it's like a basic piece you need to have in your wardrobe. You can create so many different stylings around it, and that's why I love it so much.


Konacno, outfit post u kojem je jasno i primjetno da sam trudna! Sve do treceg tromjesecja, skoro da se nije ni primjecivalo, iako sam nosila udobniju odjecu dizajniranu za trudnice, nisam bas izgledala trudno! Sada, trbuscic je postao prava velika lubenica i nema vise sumnje, a termin mi se opasno priblizava!
Voljela bih jos moci snimiti par outfita - ideja za trece tromjesecje, (snimila sam trudnicki fashion haul koji ce uskoro biti na mojem youtube kanalu!), ali iskreno, ne znam hocu li biti u mogucnosti: U zadnje vrijeme sam umornija, vani je jako hladno i jednostavno mi je teze obavljati neke poslove.
Ponekad me to zna dobro isfrustrirati, jer imam toliko ideja, projekata i planova, ali, moram si racionalizirati i prihvatiti cinjenicu da do termina fali jos manje od 15 dana i da je sasvim normalno ne uspjeti obaviti bas sve sto sam si zacrtala u vezi bloga i youtube kanala.

Evo, ovu sivu haljinu iz H&M-a volim jer mi je bila odlicna u trudnoci, a super ce izgledati i nakon poroda. Mozete ju nositi na puno razlicitih nacina i ukombinirati u razlicite stylinge pa se ona moze smatrati gotovo kao "basic" u ormaru (neophodan odjevni predmet, rekli bismo!). 



















White overcoat: ZARA
Leather jacket: STRADIVARIUS
Grey sweaterdress: H&M
Tights: KIABI (maternity)
Boots: DEICHMANN
Choker necklace: LIGHT IN THE BOX
Leather backpack: Bought in Rijeka, Croatia, many years ago

With the special appearance of my doggy Lancia! ♥



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