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Lookfantastic beauty box August 2017 review



I remember the excitement when I've opened my first beauty box a few years ago. It was something so special for me, that moment of not knowing what will I receive inside and most of all having the opportunity to try some new products which are not available in Croatia.

Since I've decided to start writing a lifestyle topics on my blog also, why not start with the beauty box review. Even though I've ordered several types of boxes so far, I always come back to Lookfantastic due to their quality. I don't remember ever being disappointed with the content of their box. Just to give you some insights, the beauty box can be ordered from their official website  Lookfantastic. There are several prices, depending on the subscription you take. I've decided to take the 12-months subscription and the price I am paying for each box is 14.50€. What I really like is that you don't have to pay for all 12 boxes in advance, instead  you have a monthly payments taken from your account.

So today I'll be reviewing the Lookfantastic beauty box for August. The theme of this month's box is Global Glamour and there are 7 products inside from all parts of the world. Also, in each beauty box you'll receive an edition of Elle magazine in English language.

MAN 'N TAIL SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER

I already had an opportunity to try out this products and once again remembered why I am not using them anymore. There was a big hype about this products and how they encourage the hair growth. This is something I can't really tell if its true because I've used them only a several times, but the main reason why I've stopped using them is that they are not nourishing enough for my type of hair. I have a curly dry hair and these products aren't suitable for me. For somebody with a normal to greasy hair they could really be good and nourishing enough. Products come in 60ml travel size bottles.


KORRES BASIL LEMON BODY MILK

If you are looking for a body milk that will smell divine and won't leave a greasy feeling on your skin, then this Korres body milk is the perfect choice for you. The scent is so good and summerish that will make you feel like you are sitting on a beach with Mojito in your hand. I can't really say that it does wonders for my skin, but as a daily body milk is more then good enough. The amount you'll receive is 40 ml and is perfect for every handbag.

GATINEAU GENTLE SILK CLEANSER

I was really looking forward to trying out this products since I am always looking for a quality skincare products. Can't really say that I've made up my mind about it, but I will let you know once I try removing different types of makeup with it. What I like so far is how my skin feels after using this product to remove my makeup; it stays hydrated and soft but it takes a big amount of product to do its work. The bottle you'll receive in a beauty box is 50 ml, travel size.


LOTTIE LONDON  LIP BALM

Definitely my favorite product in beauty box. I have received the Cherry Pie version and it smells and taste so good. What I really like is the unusual shape of the balm and its easy application on the lips. The lip balm doesn't leave any color on the lips and solves dryness immediately after applying it. The product comes as a full size and will last you for a long time.

LORD & BERRY BROW PENCIL

I think this is the first time that I've tried the multicolored pencil for eyebrows. It has a combination of light and dark brown inside in order to adjust to different range of eyebrow colors.
The shade I've received is #1706 Brunette which is unfortunately not suitable for me since I need ashy tones of brown for my eyebrows, but when it comes to texture the pencil is really good. It is not too hard or soft and stays a long time on the skin. I am planning to order this pencil in some other color more suitable for me.

BB CREAM ORIGINAL

This is a product that I really like. BB creams are my go-to products in the summer and I was really happy when I've received it in my beauty box. It contains the UV protection of SPF 30 and gives you a great coverage with dewy finish. Shade I've received is too light for me now since I have a tan, but it will be perfect for the fall. I've tried it for a day just to see how long it will last on my skin (dry cheeks and greasy T-zone) and it lasted for 4-5 hours without any additional fixes.


I hope you like this kind of reviews! Let me know if you are ordering any other beauty boxes worth trying out.




xoxo
Maira



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In Shop

Favorite summer dresses




I was looking for a dress the other day and found some pretty amazing ones on several online shopping websites. So today I've decided to show you a few and put you in the same "too hard to decide for one" mood that I have going on at the moment. I am on a serious verge to buy them all!



The first one is from SHEIN webshop and is a perfect maxi dress for summer. I imagine myself wearing it while walking through the streets of some small town in the South of Italy. And the best thing about this dress is actually the price of 20$ which is more than affordable. You can find the link below the photo.



If you are looking for something trendy and edgy, this dress would be a great choice. It screams summer and beach parties. I am into this off shoulder style and the only thing missing is the hat and a cocktail in my hand. Also, this dress is only 14$!




If you want to feel like you are in Paris eating macaroons and having a glass of wine, then this is the dress for it even you are just going for a walk in your city. It looks so chic and classy and this feather pattern is my favorite so far. Even though is a little more expensive than the others, it is still on a budget for 29$.




The last dress is a grey dress with ruffle sleeves. Cute, simple,elegant and perfect for all occasions. Wear it with sneakers on a daily basis and glam it up with heels and long statement necklaces for the evening. What more can you ask for only 15$?


I hope you like my choices. Let me know.

xoxo


Maira


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In Fashion Streetstyle Style me Summer dress Summer outfit

Street is my runway


So this is my favorite summer outfit. I know I say this every time, but this one definitely wins.
I felt super cool walking around Trieste and wearing this sleeveless trench coat. It is super comfy and you can pair it with almost everything. I really like how it looks in combination with this short summer dress and hat,  like I am in some kind of a street runway. And I get a boost of confidence whenever I wear it, which is one of the things I love about clothes. It can make you feel better in a second.




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Make up: Valentina Štokovac   HERE
Photo: Ana Bolobicchio          HERE

Dress/Haljina:  Stradivarius    HERE
Hat/Šešir: H&M                     HERE
Sneakers/Tenisice:  Stradivarius      HERE
Sleeveless trench coat/Kardigan bez rukava: H&M   HERE













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In Fashion Lace dress Streetstyle Style me Summer outfit

Pink my day



They say that when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade. But what if they are rotten?
Because my day feels like that at the moment. So instead of giving up myself to the depression I've decided to come here and show you the most colorful outfit that  I have. Nothing beats the bad day better than a little bit of fashion with a box of chocolate. I really like this combination of lemon yellow and deep pink. These colours really make a good match even that I never thought they would. 
Also, lace dress with white converse? I say go for it, it's a win win for me.

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Make up: Valentina Štokovac   HERE
Photo: Ana Bolobicchio          HERE

Dress/Haljina:  gifted   - similar  HERE  and HERE
Bag/Torbica: Zara        HERE
Sneakers/Tenisice:  Converse white

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In Fashion Streetstyle Style me Summer dress Summer outfit

Blue as the sea


As some of you may notice, I have been posting less lately. It just didn't feel right to come here and force myself to write something when I don't feel in the mood for it. To be honest, the last few days all I have been doing was watching Gossip girl all over again and enjoying the "me" time in my new apartment. Luckily, this has been just a short phase and now I am back bursting with ideas and inspiration. In my first post on this blog, I have mentioned that I am starting a lifestyle online magazine together with a few more girls. And guess what? It is finally happening!  I am going to be a fashion editor and columnist and I can not explain with words how excited I am. It will be out in less than a month and you can have a little sneak peek on its Facebook page: Lebeautymansion.hr 
So, to get back to the point of this post and blog, today I am showing you the outfit I wore when we went on a road trip to Trieste. What I really love about this dress is the fact that looks really good with the heels and also paired with the sneakers.  I have decided to wear it with blue leather sandals from Borovo which are the most comfortable shoes I ever had. I could literally run a marathon in them.
To complete this outfit and give it some texture, I've added this amazing blue necklace and the blue bag with flowers. I really love to combine the different shades of one color.
I will leave you the links below so you can see where to find these items.

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Make up: Valentina Štokovac   HERE
Photo: Ana Bolobicchio          HERE

Dress/Haljina:  H&M   HERE
Bag/Torbica: Zara        HERE
Sandals:  Borovo     HERE
Necklace/Ogrlica:   Stradivarius   HERE

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