TOMMY ICONS COLLECTION

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Hey babes!

This time I picked an outfit from Tommy ICONS Capsule Collection which includes all the timeless classics but with a twist. It is actually very simple jeans, white shirt and a blazer kind of outfit but if you notice the little details, you understand what I mean. 

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The collection revisits the brand’s rich archive, featuring the iconic “stretch” flag logo across the collection, which has been updated in a minimalistic gold design. Iconic American classics are reinvented for today’s modern “Tommy Girl”.

Familiar wardrobe staples, including the Oxford shirt, parka and puffer jackets, are reimagined in oversized silhouettes, pleated constructions, luxe fabrics, contrast color-block stripes, and a warm navy, burgundy and gold color palette.

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Shirt (HERE)

Blazer/Jacket (HERE)

Jeans (similar HERE)

Bag (HERE)

Boots (similar HERE)


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Pictures were taken by @philtori

SPA DAY AT HOME

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Hey lovelies! We are already in the middle of November and I feel like days are getting busier & busier with the holiday season upon us. In the middle of the week I usually don’t have time to just relax and pamper myself. So, Sundays are perfect for a little home spa, right!?  Read More»

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I usually go all in – bubble bath, masks, scrubs, manicure, pedicure and ofcourse moisturize the hell out of my skin, haha. This time I had my spa night using products from “The Beauty of Nature” gift box by Pure Cosmetics. It would be such a good Christmas gift for my mom, just because she loves taking care of her skin with natural products! 

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The box includes 9 of their bestsellers in full size:

EVOLVE Miracle Facial oil

OMA Green Tea Mud mask

BERRICHI Eye cream

SAMPURE MINERALS Mineral powder

SAMPURE MINERALS Eye pencil in black

HOIA säravaht Golden Goddess Body foam

HOIA Lemongrass Body scrub

BONMERITÉ Rejuvenating Hand cream

GOOD BOOM Vegan Lip balm

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EVOLVE Miracle Facial oil – During the cold seasons I always go for a facial oil just because I feel like my skin needs that extra hydration which I don’t usually get from a regular moisturizer. EVOLVE Miracle Facial oil works very well for my skin!

OMA Green Tea Mud mask – If you wear makeup on daily basis you know that masking is a very important step in your skincare routine. This one here did a really good job leaving my skin clean & glowy! Yes, I actually saw the glow! Loved it!

BERRICHI Eye cream – At first it looks like one of those silicone based makeup primers but it’s actually very creamy and moisturizing. Very good product to use before under eye concealer for example.

SAMPURE MINERALS Mineral powder – If you’ve followed me for a while you know that I love this product! I was using it for 5 months in a row and stopped just recently when I got back from Paris and realized that the weather was getting colder and my skin was getting more dry. During the winter I will use liquid foundation but in springtime I will go back to this mineral powder 100%! I so-so very much recommend this product!

SAMPURE MINERALS Eye pencil in black – It’s creamy & opaque like one good black eye pencil should be!

HOIA säravaht Golden Goddess Body foam – This was the only product I didn’t really like but I think it depends on a personal preference. The packaging is beautiful and the mousse itself is very luxurious. It feels very good on the skin but the finish was a NO for me – too glittery. If it doesn’t bother you then you will love this product! I just prefer shimmer & glow to glitter. 

HOIA Lemongrass Body scrub – I’ve been using it for a while now because I already had this product among my showering goodies. So, now I’ve got a backup! I think it’s one of the best body scrubs out there + the scent of lemongrass is so soothing in my opinion!

BONMERITÉ Rejuvenating Hand cream – Love this step! BONMERITÉ hand cream has a very pleasent scent and it left my skin silky smooth. Definitely yes!

GOOD BOOM Vegan Lip balm – Ah-maaaazing scent! Apricot & peach – such a good combination and ofcourse it’s supermoisturizing!

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I always take advantage of that kind of holiday deals because you can get so much more than you are actually paying for.

This box here is valued for €150 if you’d buy every product separately.

But if you buy it as a holiday set and use my code “MAARJA” it costs €55 + free shipping!

(SHOP HERE)

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FALLING FOR FALL

Hey babes!

It’s the season of sweater weather, crunchy leaves & pumpkin spice everything. I’m just so happy to be living in a country with 4 seasons!

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I feel like September, October are the busiest months of the year – so many new projects & ideas! With that being said I am so happy & proud to announce that I’m the official brand ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger in Estonia. How crazy is that? Representing one of my favorite brands… It’s a dream come true!

Due to that I decided to share with you guys this cute outfit that we shot with Philip (@philtori). Many of you couldn’t find the dress, so I’m gonna make your life a bit easier & give you direct links to all the pieces.


Dress (HERE)

Sweater (HERE)

Bag (HERE)

Rain boots (similar HERE)


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What else is going on?

Being one of the stars of Denim Dream’s AW18 campaign has led me to many different challenges. For example on Wednesday (03.10) Ott, Liza & I are going to do a Facebook LIVE on Denim Dream’s page. It is going to be the first time for me and to be honest I’m a little afraid & anxious about it. But coming out of comfort zone is what helps you grow, right? So tune in ~12:00! I’m counting on your support, loves!

Wings are meant for flying, right? Next week I’ll be on my way to NYC with my bestie! I just looked up on Facebook that the last time we travelled together was 4 years ago when we went to Nepal. So it’s about time to have a proper friendcation!

At the end of the month I’ll be travelling with my other two besties – my mom & my sister! …and we’ll be heading to Paris! 

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Pictures: @philtori

So, that was my little life update. I wish you guys a good night & I’ll talk to you sooooon! 💖

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How I edit my Instagram photos

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In this post I’ll be sharing with you guys my favorite tips to edit Instagram photos. So, if you feel like you need a little guidance, here are some supereasy tricks to make your Instashots stand out!

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First of all, many of you have asked me what camera I use and the truth is that 97% of my Instagram pictures are taken with iPhone X. I do have several professional cameras, I just don’t use them much. I really-really like iPhone’s camera & the pictures that are taken with it!

The applications that I’ll be talking about: VSCO, Facetune, LD (Lens Distortion) & Afterlight. I know that a lot of bloggers are using Lightroom but I prefer VSCO just because I’m used to it. Also, when it comes to posting on Instagram my favorite application is definitely UNUM. You can just drag your pictures around and see how your feed will look like. It is such a lifesaver if you’re a content creator.

If you are reading this post on a smartphone, I suggest you to click on the picture to see the difference of the filters and edits. Better yet, try reading it on your laptop.


So, without further ado, let’s start editing!


1. Chromatic filter w/ Facetune:

Such an easy way to create something different!

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Facetune > Filters > Lens > Chromatic et voilà!


2. Teeth whitening w/ Facetune:

You like your picture, you like your edit but it doesn’t look clean enough. Try using Facetune’s “teeth whitening” tool on your yellowish white areas. It can make suuuch a big difference!

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3. Highlights w/ VSCO:

I like a lot of details & background noise on my pictures, so I use VSCO “Highlights” to enhance that. Especially if there is a sunset/cloud-situation going on.

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4. Grain w/ VSCO:

If there’s a lot of skin on my picture, I like to use “Grain” from VSCO. I just feel like it makes the picture complete + it adds this edgy feel to it!

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5. Lens Distortion:

Sometimes you look at your picture and it’s good but it’s not great. There’s something missing. Try adding a flare to your picture and create a fake sunshine, sunset, rain or fog!

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6. VSCO filters:

I know it is good for the aesthetics of your feed to use the same filter all the time. But I don’t do that. I usually click through all my favorite filters and will just see whatever looks the best. My favorite VSCO filters are: A4, A6, C8, J5 & U3.

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7. Afterlight “Dusty” filters:

Have you seen those Instapictures with an awesome vintage look? Try “Dusty” filters from Afterlight & upgrade your Instagame immidiately!

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8. Brilliance w/ iPhone:

Iphone’s own little miracle tool! If my picture is too dark or it has too many shadows or in general it’s not clear enough – this is what I use!

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Photo > Edit > Light > Brilliance


I hope you learned something new. I’m still such a rookie when it comes to editing but I’m constantly googling and learning and watching Youtube videos to improve my skills. I suggest you to do the same!

I hope you guys liked it & we will talk again on Thursday because I have another blog post waiting for you!

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SUMMERTIME MAKEUP ROUTINE

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For several years now I’ve had totally different makeup regimen when it comes to summertime. When it’s 25 degrees outside, I really don’t feel like wearing full coverage foundation with concealer, setting powder, bronzer, blush and highlighter.  T o o   m a n y   p r o d u c t s !

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During the summer I mostly use mineral makeup. I wish I would have used it back when I was living in Dubai. My life would have been so much easier. But back then I didn’t really believe in it. It was about 3 years ago, I was in Ibiza and my babe Grisse was using mineral powder foundation & demanded me to try it out aswell. I’m so glad I did!

So, why do I like it? First of all it takes me like 2 minutes to create a radient & even skin and I really don’t feel like wasting a lot of time doing my makeup when I’m for example travelling. Secondly, it has SPF 15 which means I don’t have to apply sunscreen separately. Last but definitely not least – it allows my skin to breathe & look good naturally!

Obviously there are a lot of different brands out there, so I’m going to give you a little heads up about what kind of products I use and how. 

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My mineral makeup kit is by the brand Sampure Minerals (HERE). It is the first European Halal certified mineral makeup brand created in Great Britain in 2009. They use only the finest quality natural ingredients in their products, no nasty chemicals, no parabens, no animal derivatives and no preservatives. The kit consists of Instant Glow Mineral Foundation, Instant Glow Setting Powder, Instant Glow Mineral Blush and 2 brushes. 

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MY MAKEUP ROUTINE

1. I start by hydrating my face. Make sure to wait at least 10 minutes before applying the mineral makeup so the moisturizer can settle into your skin properly.

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2. Then I apply the star of the show – Sampure Minerals Instant Glow Mineral Foundation (HERE). I am very tanned right now, so my perfect match is “Sand.” They have 7 different shades, so make sure to pick up the right one. If you’re not sure which is suitable for you, just do it like I did – I went to Tradehouse shop in Nautica Keskus to check out the testers.

The brush is the most important tool you will use for applying mineral foundation, so make sure you invest in an excellent quality one. I used Sampure Minerals Mini Kabuki Brush (HERE).

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So, I apply the foundation in gentle circular motions on the skin to get a beautiful coverage and repeat it several times all over the face while paying attention to all areas including around the nose and eyes. Keep in mind that little goes a long way! After that I always admire my skin in front of the mirror for a bit because I just can’t seem to get it how easy it is to even out all the redness, dark circles, pigmentations and spots. The product itself is very luxurious & lightweight with no distinctive scent to it. 10/10!

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(Left side of my face has Sampure Minerals Instant Glow Mineral Foundation on. Right side is clean.)

3. After creating a beautiful & even canvas it is time to set it. Sampure Minerals Instant Glow Mineral Setting Powder in “Natural” (HERE) helps to smooth away any fine lines and imperfections + keeps everything in place while adding a beautiful velvety matte finish. To be honest, when I’m in a hurry, I tend to skip this step. However, if you have problems with oil control, I think this product will help you to stay matte longer.

4. It is time to give some shape to the face. They do have a bronzer aswell but I like to use Sampure Minerals Crushed mineral eyeshadow in “Heavenly bronze” (HERE) instead. I just love the colour! It is a chocolate brown loose eyeshadow which is not too brown, not too red, not too orange. Perfect for creating that sunkissed look!

5. For a blush I use Sampure Minerals Instant Glow Mineral Blush in “Shimmer’n’ice” (HERE). As the name says, it has some fine shimmer in it, so I don’t even have to apply highlighter because it’s like 2 in 1. It gives such a beautiful radient & glowy flush of colour! But if you are more of a highlighter kinda gal, you should try out their Mineral Setting Powder in “Glow” (HERE). I haven’t tried it myself but I’ve heard good things about it!

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6. Eyebrows! Very important step! It is so hard to find a good brow pencil which is suitable for girls with blonde hair. Sampure Minerals Classic Brow Pencil (HERE) runs in 1 colour and I think it’s a better fit for brunettes. 

7. Let’s add some drama to the eyes with Sampure Minerals Beautiful Volume & Curl Mascara (HERE)! My eyelashes are long and semi-voluminous I suppose. The problem is (actually ‘was’) that they were stubbornly straight. For years and years my usual mascara routine was like this: curl them, apply 2 coats of mascara, curl them again. And after 1 min they were back to straight again. So frustrating. My solution? Curl your lashes, apply 1 coat of any waterproof mascara, apply another coat of your regular mascara and boom! Try it out & you can thank me later!

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8. …and now the lips! Sometimes I go for red or orange but in everyday life I tend to use nude lipsticks more than anything else. I’m using Sampure Minerals Long-lasting Matte Lipstick in “Sandstone” (HERE) which is like a brownish nude colour. I think this shade is very flattering for many different skintones. Lipstick itself is matte like the name says but not drying like some might be.

9. I like to spray some rose water to my face as a final step. I feel like it makes the makeup look even more natural et voilà! I’m done!

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If you’ve been wondering whether mineral makeup is worth trying out or not, just go for it. Sampure Get Started Kit (HERE) is a good option for that! Sampure Minerals products are available at www.purecostmetics.ee and Tradehouse shop in Nautica Keskus!

Also with a code “maarjabrenner” you can get 15% OFF on Sampure Minerals products when ordering from purecosmetics.ee & orders over €49 have free shipping!

I hope you guys enjoyed it and talk to you soon! Mwuah! x