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.
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.
Have you also been on the hunt for the most perfect pair of chunky dad sneakers? Well I have. I wanted to get my hands on the iconic New Balance 530 but I had no luck. Or maybe it was luck because I stumbled upon the epic pair New Balance 452. How nice do they look? I love to pair them with sporty outfits, of course with white socks like a true 80 dad/80s sporty girl/ 2020 Instagram girl. Now I actually prefer the 452 pair to the 530 because they are easier to clean and I feel you can wear them during winter too because of the all leather look.