One of my must haves in 2021 is definitely trench coat. But not just any trench coat. The one that you are seeing all over Instagram. The Mango oversized trench coat is the one that I been eyeing since it came in store. Such a perfect sage colour, great oversized fit and just the right length. I have been searching for trench coat in that colour for a while and just haven’t found one in any store, not even vintage store. So I am definitely loving this one. Grab it before it sells out! I got mine in size XL for extra oversized fit.
Estelle & Thild have an amazing range of skincare and some of my favourite products that I use daily. So my next step was trying their makeup. When picking some items from their website I felt like a kid in a candy store. So many beautiful products and beautiful, minimal packaging! The one thing that stands out with that brand for me is definitely the fact that their products are organic, vegan and cruelty free. What more can you ask for? I picked a few items to do my full face and been using it for a while now. How did the Estelle & Thild makeup work out for me? Keep on reading.
One of their latest launches it tinted moisturiser. Lately I have been using more light coverage foundations so I was super pumped to try Estelle & Thild one. I am using shade LIGHT (they also have medium and dark) and I would say it can work for a range of skin shades since it shears out quite a bit. It has the perfect amount of coverage for a nice natural every day look. After 8 hours of wearing it did not smear down, my skin didn’t get oily at all. Since I usually get oily on forehead and chin, this was definitely a plus.
On the photo below you can see a comparison between their new tinted moisturiser, BioMineral foundation (super dark because I picked the wrong shade) and liquid illuminator.
From left to right: Estelle & Thild Tinted moisturizer in LIGHT; BioMineral foundation in 123; Liquid illuminator
Ahhhhh, lipsticks. I have so many lipsticks of different brands but none of them are like Estelle & Thild one. My lips are super chapped all the time and usually lipsticks enhance it. What I love about Estelle & Thild lipsticks are how extremely creamy they are. Like butter! They glide on lips so smoothly, they feel really soft and nourishing. Absolutely perfect feeling. Also they are quite long wearing but of course not as liquid lipstick so you need to reapply more often. One thing that is a disadvantage of such creamy lipsticks is the fact that they can break easily if you roll out too much of it so keep this in mind when using it.
On the photo I am wearing shade DUSTY BEIGE which is stunning brownish nude.
From left to right: DUSTY BEIGE; CASHMERE; ROSEWOOD
I picked their eyeshadow stack to basically use it all over my face. As an eyeshadow, blush, bronzer and highlight. It worked out perfectly except for the bronzer since the brownish shade in the stack is more purple in real life. Anyway I enjoyed the eyeshadows a lot. They are soft, semi pigmented and they blend out like a dream. Only thing I wished is that they would come in a full palette for easier use but that aside the powders are great and I would definitely recommend them if you are looking for multi purpose powders.
When I first opened the Estelle & Thild liquid illuminator in shade light I was shocked at how dark it is. But luckily it shears out to the point where the shade is not visible so much. I used it as a primer and later I topped a bit on on my cheeks as a highlighter. It does not feel heavy on the skin and it gives a subtle glow which is perfect for a natural look.
That’s it! I hope you enjoyed my short review as much as I enjoyed using Estelle & Thild makeup. Don’t miss my review of their skincare HERE.
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.
Last time I wrote about my new found love for skincare, tested Estelle and Thild brand and I truly appreciated your positive feedback on it. You can read it HERE if you missed it. So today I have a new post up here and it is a Good molecules review. 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. Read further for my ultimate Good molecules review.
4 serums that are worth trying
Hyaluronic acid serum (click). I have been using hyaluronic acid for a long time now 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, not dried out. My skin usually got flaky no matter what cream I used and since hyaluronic acid this issue has somehow stopped.
Super peptide serum (click). I read a lot about the anti ageing effects of peptide serums 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, hydrated and soft.
Their Daily brightening serum (click)I use in the morning after cleanse and in the evening too. It also consists of hyaluronic acid so it feels like a hydrator and brightener in one. Currently I only use this one and no hyaluronic acid because it feels the same. I have some recent acne scars that I need to brighten and overall I felt my skin was a bit dull looking and I must say that Daily brightening serum really impressed me. I am even thinking to ditch hyaluronic and use this one all the time, it is so good. And for the best price also!
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 lighten them but it did not work so so efficiently for me. 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!
Also need to mention that I have been using the discoloraition correcting serum in the evening after cleanse on my face since I have some new acne scars. I have been using it in combination with brightening serum and it is a total bomb, truly love how fast my scars are fading. Definitely recommend!
What about their new eye gel?
I have also tried their newest Yerba Mate Wake Up Eye Gel (here). I am pretty sceptic about eye creams but there is one thing that I instantly loved about this one. The cold feeling I get under my eyes after I have had it on my refrigerator it is just the best. Wakes me up instantly! The only negative tthing for me about it is that it takes forever to dry down, it feels sticky for a long time.
Let me know if you enjoyed my Good molecules review and which of their products should I try next.
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.