Blogmas 2017 #7: A peek into my Christmas home

Today, I’m offering you a rare glimpse into my home and my Christmas home decoration. I don’t have any particular theme going on since I’m a rather impulsive shopper. I do the main bit of decorating in the living room and the dining area, but occasionaly I put decorations in other rooms as well. Naturally, I’m not showing you everything, but enough to satisfy those of you who’re more curious by heart.

Christmas home decoration centerpiece

Christmas home decoration centerpiece

This is our dining room centerpiece this year, made by the incredible Marjan Lovšin. The flowers are real and waxed so I’m curious to see how it will dry out. I love the little Christmas house in the center as well.

Christmas home decoration reindeer

This is Clarence. He doesn’t exactly fit the theme but Baby M loves him so we put him up besides  the window.

Christmas home decoration Woodwick

I love candles. Normally, I’m a big fan of Yankee Candles and have quite the collection, but last winter I discovered the WoodWick candles which cracle as they burn and smell amazing. I’m half way done with my second one so I’m hoping that Santa noticed I need a new one.

Christmas home decoration christmas tree

Christmas home decoration snowman

There’s always an overload of presents under the Christmas tree and since they’re mostly for children, the wrappings are in numerous colors and prints. Therefore, I like to keep the tree more minimalistic as most people. I really love this little snowman and I hope that Baby M doesn’t get any weird ideas with the tree because I’d be sorry to see it go. He’s been acting nice so far so fingers crossed we have no accidents this year.

Christmas home decoration

Christmas home decoration

A poinsettia is a must in our home and I usually go through at least two of them. This year, this one is holding up incredibly well so hopefully, she’ll be with us for a long time. The bowl next to pointsettia sometimes holdes tangerines and sometimes candy – depending on my mood.

Christmas home decoration

I have this beautiful lamp on the piano and normally it doesn’t get much love. Since I really like this corner of the living room, I decided to put some small lights on it to make it stand out a little bit more.

Do you like anything in particular? Do you decorate more or less? Let me know in the comments below. Until next time, stay beautiful!

Blogmas #6 – DIY natural christmas ornaments

DIY natural christmas ornaments

Another day, another Blogmas. I must admit that this December is going by so quickly I’m hardly keeping track as it is. Next week, the real party season starts so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I manage to finish the entire Blogmas as I intially intended. Today, I want to show you how to make really simple DIY natural christmas ornaments.

DIY natural christmas ornaments

For the ones I want to show you, you’ll need some glitter (or glitter glue), oranges, walnuts, scissors, glue gun (or superglue) and string. You’ll also need the ingredients to make the salty dough: 300g of salt, 300g of white flour, a tablespoon of oil and 2dl of water.

DIY natural christmas ornaments

Dry oranges are literally the simplest christmas decoration, but I personally love the way they look. Cut the oranges into thin slices and dry them overnight on a body of heat. Pierce them with a knife to cut holes for a simple string. You can also decorate them with glitter or leave them bare – they’ll look cute either way.

DIY natural christmas ornaments

The same can be done with walnuts, but you’ll need a glue gun or a superglue to hold the strings in place. Remember to ask an adult to help you with this if you’re not used to handling hot glue.

DIY natural christmas ornaments

These ornaments are done from the salty dough. You simply mix all the ingredients together, roll the dough and use some stencils to cut out the desired shapes. Then, bake them at 180* for 20 minutes or so and let them dry. You can them color them with glitter, nail polish or whatever else you have lying around the house.

DIY natural christmas ornaments

DIY natural christmas ornaments

Do you have a christmas tree? How do you decorate it? Let me know in the comments down below! Until next time, stay beautiful!


Blogmas #5 – Gift guide: top 20 X-mas gifts under 20€

top 20 X-mas gifts under 20€

Today, I won’t bore you with long and detailed introductions. I know that most of us don’t have any trouble finding the presents for our loved ones, but sometimes we need some help. So today, I want to give you some ideas with 5 gifts for him, her, home and beauty ~ all under 20 €. Of course, I’m dying to know if you’ve found any cool gifts this year yourself ~ please, let me know in the comments below! So here they are – top gifts under 20€.

top 20 X-mas gifts under 20€ – for her

#1 – Broškolini hand made pin (Smile Concept Store, around 14€)

top 20 X-mas gifts under 20€ Broskolini Smile Concept Store

#2 – Flower Vase for a bicycle (Flat Concept Store, around 16€)

top 20 X-mas gifts under 20€ flower vase for bike

#3 Shopping Tote by Loqi (1001 dar, around 10€)

top 20 X-mas gifts under 20€ Loqi bag

#4 Unique Ring Holder (Flat Concept store, around 15€)

top 20 X-mas gifts under 20€ Ring holder

#5 Coffee sign (Les Stilldeco, around 13€)

top 20 X-mas gifts under 20€ coffee sign

top 20 X-mas gifts under 20€ – for him

#1 Book about hygge and happier living (Mladinska knjiga, 20€)

top 20 X-mas gifts under 20€ hygge mladinska knjiga View Post

MySpirit perfumes ~ gift idea for everyone in your life

MySpirit perfume

This is the third post I’m writing this year about MySpirit perfumes and I think it’s the last one for the year – although I’m not making any promises for 2018. I wrote a post introducing this Slovenian perfume brand in the late spring – you can read it *here*. Then, I did a lovely summer post about their perfume necklace – which I still wear at least a couple of times per week – that you can find *here*. Today, I want to discuss another cool idea they came up with that I find perfect for the upcoming holidays (by the way – I’m SO excited about December being just around the corner, how about you???).

Basically, giving a present can seem a bit impersonal at times, even if you put a lot of thought into it. It’s also quite a difficult task because you need to know the fragrances and the notes that your loved ones enjoy. But a quick peek around their bathroom can usually do the trick. As you surely know by now, you can find exact dupes of the most popular scents with MySpirit. But they took it a step further and you can personalize your gift with a sticker, showing that you were really thinking about this person when you were buying them the perfume.

MySpirit perfume stickers

At the moment, there are 12 different stickers available in their *online store* and you get them together with your perfume of choice. They can be sorted into general categories, but some – like *Thank you* – can be used on a number of occasions and for various different loved ones in your life. View Post

Beautyful Bloggers MeetUp- gifts and goodies to try out!

Beautyful Bloggers MeetUp presents

Yesterday, I wrote a long post about everything that happened at this year’s biggest beauty bloggers conference in Slovenia – Beautyful Bloggers MeetUp. You can find the post *here*. I already showed all the gifts on my Insta Live, but just in case you missed it, I wanted to do a post and show you everything I’ll be testing in the next couple of months. Some of these I will also put in future giveaways so keep your eyes open for those! The sponsors and gifts come in no particular order. Some of them have a promo code for you to use – I’ll include it in the description!

Beautyful Bloggers MeetUp sponsor #1 – L’Occitane

Terre de Lumiere L'Occitane Beautyful Bloggers MeetUp

L’Occitane kindly gifted us their new Eau de Toilette Terre De Lumiere from their new Christmas line. I am not the biggest fan of the original Terre De Lumiere fragrance but this one is much more gentle and perfect for me. They also kindly printed out our photos on little magnets ~ now, I have a daily reminder of my blogger friends.

Beautyful Bloggers MeetUp sponsor #2 -Aikon Academy

Aikon Wrinkle Catcher 3 in 1 Beautyful Bloggers MeetUp

Aikon Academy’s gift was the Aikon Wrinkle Catcher 3 in 1. I’m still unsure as to what this is, exactly, since the box claims it’s a daily moisturizer but it’s silicone based and contains retinol which is not something I associate with daily skincare. I’ll definitely report back on this one.

Beautyful Bloggers MeetUp sponsor #3 – Alterna Haircare & Olapley & Med in mleko hair salon

Caviar Anti Aging hair care Olaplex Beautyful Bloggers MeetUp

I’m a sucker for good hair care products which is why I also visit a salon that uses Olaplex during the coloring procedures on my hair. We received a bunch of goodies from Alterna Caviar Anti-aging line in a cute little bag and the Olaplex #3 which is perfect for home use. We also get to try out the procedure with Olaplex #2 in Med and mleko hair salons which would probably be a post that would interest most of you – am I right about that?

Beautyful Bloggers MeetUp sponsor #4 –  Ars Florae Gardenia

Melvita breakfast Beautyful Bloggers MeetUp

Ars Florae Gardenia made the whole conference special with these wonderful centerpieces and decoration of the halls. They’re my go-to florist, especially during the holidays, so I was super excited to learn about the current Christmas trends from the masters. I unfortunately forgot to collect my little plant, but as I lack the so called green thumb, I’m sure it will be better off with them. Nevertheless, thank you Gardenia!

Beautyful Bloggers MeetUp sponsor #5 – Afrodita Cosmetics

Afrodita Salt Scrub body souffle Beautyful Bloggers MeetUp

Afrodita proudly took home the award for best Slovenian brand and I’m 100 % on board with that. They are stepping up the game with their Afrodita Professional skincare line to the point where I don’t need to look across borders for good skincare anymore. Anyway, they gifted us the new Salt Scrub and body souffle with argan oil and lavender essential oil and the new Nourish-Gold therapy body milk (I got to choose this one for myself). Very excited to try them all out since I loved the previous strawberry version of the body souffle and salt scrub!

Beautyful Bloggers MeetUp sponsor #6 – Avon

Avon hand cream nail polish Beautyful Bloggers MeetUp

Avon included some of their bestsellers – the Planet Spa hand cream with shea butter, 7-1 nail polish (I need to research this a bit more) and a cool eyeshadow, perfect for the upcoming holiday season!

Beautyful Bloggers MeetUp sponsor #7 – Essence & Catrice

Essence Catrice Beautyful Bloggers MeetUp

We actually received most of these before the conference from Essence & Catrice so we could be picture ready on the important day. I’m looking forward to trying out the Time to wake up sheet mask and I really love both the Chrome blush (Essence) and the matte lipstick (Catrice) which I actually really did wear on the day of the conference.

Beautyful Bloggers MeetUp sponsor #8 – Fidimed

Fidimed Beautyful Bloggers MeetUp

Fidimed hooked us up with a bunch of their nutritional supplements to make sure we stay healthy during the winter months. I’m especially looking forward to trying out the mulitQplatinum and I’ve had great experience with immunoGran. It really helps if you take one when you feel a cold catching on or (pro tip) if you’re hungover. Fidimed also prepared a code for you: between 10.11. and 30.11.2017 you can use the code sledKnSvB on their online page for 10 % off any product.

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