Beautiful Bloggers Meetup

I know that it’s Saturday and I don’t normally post on Saturdays, but the thing is Beautiful Bloggers Meetup (#bbmulj on Instagram if you want to check it out) under the motto Be yourself. Be an unicorn got me too excited to keep things to myself. And I bet you’re curious about what was happening, amirite?

Anyway, I need a few more days to really get my mind in working order so I can summarize everything that happened and my thoughts on the whole conference (which will be post #2, I suppose) and I still need to go through all the goodies that I got (obviously, post #3), so in the mean time, here are some photos to keep you entertained.

My breakfast – a fab cake pop!
Le Couvent des Minimes body sprays were available in the hall and in the toilets – for warmth, happiness or energy after the lunch, depending on whatever each girl needed on that particular day.
I am absolutely in love with the wonderful lights from Smile Concept Store. These and the roses by Box Of love really made the atmosphere in Hotel Lev magical – perfect for unicorns!
I love when people pay attention to the little details – my morning coffee came with a cute bow!
This is just a glimpse at everything that could be seen at the Avon stand – there were so many product my head was spinning!
sOliver stand showcasing their new perfumes (for him and for her) was absolutely gorgeous with all the flowers, bows and pastel colors
A good smoothie kept my stomach from being louder then the speakers 🙂

DM stand with Trend it up products was the only stand being presented by a man. Well done, DM!
Melvita stand was out of this world simply because it took me to another place and time – in all that crowd, I got complete attention and felt like I was the only person in the world while they were talking to me. I <3 it!

That’s it for now, I’m afraid. But remember – there is more to come 🙂

Until next time, stay beautiful!

My top Instagram photos in 2016 (so far)

I love Instagram. It’s like having a small window in lives of so many people. I know we only share the pretty moments with each other but that’s what life should be all about, right?

I went through my photos and found the five that you liked the most in 2016 so far.

#5: Sheet masks I’ve been trying out for the past few weeks – read the entire post *here*

#4: Shade&Light Contour Palette by Kat Von D review – you can find my thoughts about it *here*

In case you can’t tell – this is a plastic orchid so no plants were injured in making of this photo 🙂

#3: New bits and bobs for May – click *here* to read the lot. But make sure you have the time 🙂

#2: My make-up basket for July – read about it *here*

#1: New bits and bobs for June – you can find the whole thing *here*. Again, it’s a long post 🙂

I will say that my absolute favorite photo is not among these with the most likes, but no matter, I can look at it anytime I want for my own pleasure 🙂

Until next time, stay beautiful!

A world without hate

Let me start off this post by saying that I have a soft heart. I certainly don’t look like that, but those who know me well know this is true. I feel for humans and animals in need and I make a conscious effort to try and help in any way possible. I am lucky enough to have been born into a safe 1st world country and a family that doesn’t struggle and if I can do a bit to make someone’s life better, I will do it.

The level of impact that sad stories have on me has multiplied by a hundred since I’ve had my little man. I feel much more grief for children who live in fear or poverty and for families that cannot afford what we consider normal everyday necessities. And above all, my heart breaks for parents who lose their children.

Last week, we witnessed one of many stories that should serve as a reminder and a warning of what this world has become. Being hated on because of beliefs, race, religion, gender or any other separating factor, cannot and should not be tolerated anywhere around the world. These 50 people are dead because of their sexual preference. Just think about it for a second – they are dead because of who they loved. There are a hundred parents in this world that lost their children because they didn’t conform to what extremists view as normal.

Do you know the rainbow flag? Here is my recreation of it with products I love. The colors reflect the diversity of the LGBT community.

A wise person once said – if your religion requires you to hate someone, you need a new religion. I think that we should expand that thinking to everything, regardless of religion. There is no need for hate. There is no need for bullying. A the saying goes – if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

I wish for a world where we would all be safe and loved. A world I would be happy to introduce to my child. A world without fear and hatred. And I don’t allow myself to think it’s too much to ask for.

Health & beauty = smoothie

Since I lead a pretty unhealthy lifestyle with a lot of stress, lack of sleep and many skipped (and often not the healthiest) meals, I’m prone to compensating for it with supplements which are easy and quick to take and really do make a difference to how I feel and how I look.

I’ve always been attracted to supplements that also offer visible results and the one that really stands out to me is MSM. MSM (Methylsulfonymethane, if you care) is a natural form of organic sulfur. It’s beneficial for the formation of tissues such as red cells, muscles, skin, nails and hair, while it also helps regulate the hormonal balance and the immune system. Some also call MSM the mineral of beauty.

So yes – skin, hair and nails. As I’ve mentioned in pretty much every post in recent history, all of these have taken the turn for the worse during my pregnancy and it’s time to get them back into shape!

That being said, MSM doesn’t exactly taste great by itself, so I was excited to find out that a smoothie bar in Ljubljana in Bavarski Dvor, Zdrav’ko Dren (click!) partnered up with the online store and now offers a smoothie with Malinca BeautyMix that contains MSM and Camu Camu that is a great source of Vitamin C. View Post