Ahhh, the endless selection of lip balms. Since forever I have been on a hunt for the perfect one. The one that would transform my lips and make them super soft, without cracks and that they would finally stop being chapped. My lips are literally the driest on all the land, no matter how much water I drink during the day, no matter if I use hydrogel mask on them every evening, nothing actually made a long term difference. I have tried so many lip balms, I stopped counting. One of my latest favourites was Too Faced Hangover Pillow Balm Lip Treatment. It is quite good, amazing consistency but it did not work wonders for my lips.
Since Summer Fridays lip butter balm came out I have been reading raving reviews and how good it really is. Almost every review is shining. So as the lip balm hoarder as I am I had to get it. I bought it about a month ago and I have been using it ever since. But the question is – is it really THAT good? Let’s see…
The packaging is a bit inconvenient. For 19.50 pounds (I bought it on Cult Beauty) there could definitely be a proper packaging. Yes, it looks good on photos and is totally instagramamble. When I first opened it I squeezed it just a bit and a flood of balm came out so I had to get a small empty container to store a bit there. Also the mouth of the tube is metal so if you put it directly on your lips, it can hurt you. I need to put a bit on my finger and then on my lips if I want to use it which is inconvenient when you are on the go. For that price I expected bit more, unfortunately.
It’s the insides that matter.
Apart of the packaging here are a few points about Summer Fridays lip butter balm. The consistency is quite thick and it sticks together. I felt like it will be like this on the lips too but it actually glazes over the lips super nicely and it is not sticky at all. Lips feel soft immediately. It also feels amazing as an overnight lip mask if you put a bit more on. Apart from that I feel it vanishes from the lips quite soon so I need to reapply quite quick.
So, is it really that good?
I am quite torn about the Summer Fridays lip butter balm. If it would be a bi cheaper I would say yes, go for it because it feels great on the lips. But for 19.50 pounds I expected a bit more and after reading all the reviews I was convinced it is a miracle in a tube. Don’t get me wrong, it is a very good balm. But I don’t think I will repurchase.
Every year I am on a mission to find the perfect winter boots that will last for seasons to come. This next shoe brand is one of the hottest brands I have discovered this year. Vamsko is such a breath of fresh air for me! This is one of the reasons I love Instagram, you find so many new brands and people doing amazing things! I always felt that in Slovenia we get offered the same brands on media and in physical stores all the time. So it is good to peek outside this once in a while and get something different.
So what I love about Vamsko is the classic shape of different winter boots and sneakers but at the same time they have a bit of edge to it. Apart from that the quality seems truly good. I have three pairs that I fell in love with- Freja, Maia and SoWhat boot. Maia is the trendiest pair at the moment and it is a must have. SoWhat boots are the most perfect for every day walks with the dog – in my head at least! And then there is Maia boot. I fell in love with it! My absolute favourite of them all and if you want only one then this is what I would reccommend.
One thing I was struggling to find is the info about the shoes being true to size so I am adding my thoughts about that. All boots are actually true to size. I opted for a size larger than usual because I am sometimes in between sizes but it was unnecessary. Since they are winter boots I usually wear thick sock with any boots anyway so it is not a problem for me. Also they don’t look huge as some other boots do.
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One of my favourite trends this season are wide leather pants. So after searching for the perfect pair I finally found them on House of CB and they are the most perfect fitting ever. Even the length is amazing for those who are a bit taller. Absolutely love them! My favourite combintion is with long black coat and simple white tee. I would wear this one below with white sneakers and that’s it.
In spring I wrote about my new found love for skincare, tested Estelle and Thild brand and I truly appreciate the positive feedback on it. You can read it HERE if you missed it. So today I have a new review up here about the recently discovered brand Good molecules. I never heard of it before so I was eager to try it. Firstly, because they have an amazing selection of serums (I am quite obsessed with serums) and secondly, the prices. I am a sucker for a good skincare for good price.
The Ordinary, La Roche Posay, Estelle and Thild serums have been a part of my skincare routine for a while. I have added the Good molecules ones about two months ago. I wanted to test them out before I write anything because skin takes a bit before the effects of skincare truly show. What I tested and I am still using are 4 serums – Hyaluronic acid, Discoloration correcting serum, Super peptide serum and Daily brightening serum.
4 serums that are worth trying
Hyaluronic acid serum (click).This one I have been using for more than a year so I have quite a good idea of how my skin should feel after it. The Good molecules Hyaluronic acid is pretty comparable to what I had before (I was using The Ordinary one) and I also want to point out that the price is only 6 dollars. I use it right after cleansing in the evening (sometimes also in the morning) and my skin instantly feels soft and hydrated. I really can’t believe why I have not started using it years ago. My skin usually got flaky no matter what cream I used and since hyaluronic acid this issue has somehow stopped.
Super peptide serum (click) is the one that I had on my list to try sooner or later. I read a lot about the anti ageing effects so it was about time for me to incorporate a bit of it in my daily skin care routine. I use Super peptide serum in the evening and since using it I feel my skin reacted to it pretty well and it feels good. For any long term effect I still need to try it longer so I will keep you updated.
Their Daily brightening serum (click)I use in the morning after cleanse. It also consists of hyaluronic acid so it feels like a hydrator and brightener in one. My skin reacted ok to it but I need to keep using it for some good brightening effect. For now I love it because of the soft and hydrating feeling after use.
The best serum by Good molecules is…
Discoloration correcting serum (click) comes last because it is my ultimate favourite one of them all. Since young age I had a lot of acne on the backside of my arms. Of course I picked them all, duuuh! And over the years this piled up and I ended up with some bad scars and discoloration. I felt and still feel super embarrassed about it but it is what it is. I tried The Ordinary vitamin C cream to get rid of them but it did not work so well – or at all. So I gave the Good molecules Discoloration correcting serum a try. It couldn’t hurt, right?
I started noticing very first effects in the first week of use. It truly helped with fading of the lighter discolorations. Since I had these scars for years I know the deeper ones won’t just disappear overnight so I will keep using the serum and keep you updated. I have been using the serum on scars in combination with daily scrub with cloth under shower. This combination also reduced the appearance of new acne. Freaking love it!
Let me know which Good molecules products you love. I would for sure love to try more of them.
There is no secret that I have been wearing French connection brand for a while now and I am super happy to style their newest fall/winter pieces. They have that perfect combination of trendy and classic style. I love that they never go in full trend mood and that they just stick with their version. I usually prefer French connection basic pieces because you will literally keep them in your closet for seasons to come. Classic closet staples are the best investment. Some of my favourites you can see below.
H&M is having such great pieces in store at the moment. I went to H&M store in BTC, Ljubljana to get some basics for fall and winter. I ended up with best pieces that are so versatile and I can basically match them together. My favourite is definitely the grey jogger set. Top is actually from men section. I always love to take a peek at the men clothing because I want to get oversize clothing to feel ekstra cozy. This men top is actually colour matching the bottoms perfectly. This set and black coat will be my go to look this winter for sureeee.
Another Sézane sweater up here. I have been loving their brand and their clothing so much. They represent the ultimate parisian style to me. They are super cozy and warm, amazing quality. I already review one of their sweater, check it HERE. I also got their basic t-shirt and if you are looking for a great quality basic tee, for sure check them out. Material is 100 % cotton and feels really great on the skin. I have been avoiding those stretchy tees for the past years and I only opt for cotton ones so it is always nice to find a new one that fits my needs. But back to the outfit. I paired the Sézane Léon jumper with my new Amendi jeans. I discovered the brand a while ago and I was super happy to try out some of their clothing. These jeans are on top of my list. Love them! I feel a nice classic pair of jeans is the basic piece of a good parisian style closet.