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NAUTICAL VIBES

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Holaaa!

Sunday well spent brings a week of content, right?! Well, this is my well spent Sunday’s outfit – c o m f y.

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You can never go wrong with a white collar shirt, right?! I feel like it’s such a staple in a girl’s wardrobe. Mine is from men’s section just because I like that oversized look. You can wear it like this, or you can wear it as a dress and add a belt over it, or you can tuck it in a skirt and add a cute pair of sneakers, or you can just rock it as a beach cover-up. So versatile, love it!

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White shirt – H&M (even better one HERE)

Jeans – Reserved (similar HERE)

Sunnies – QUAY (HERE or similar HERE)

Bag – ASOS (similar HERE)

Shoes – MIU MIU (HERE)

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Anyways, I’m off to pick up my puppy, yay! He’s been with my parents since Thursday and I’ve been missing him like crazy! ❤️

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MOËT PARTY DAY

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I hope you guys got some serious tanning done over the weekend because Midsummer’s Day is coming and we all know the deal with that – rainy & cold times ahead.

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On Saturday my friends and I decided to take advantage of the weather and go out to celebrate Moët International Party day! The weather was amaaaaaazing! And because of that, most of the people were dressed accordingly – white & chic.

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Lez party! 🥂

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We ended up having so much fun!

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Also, I wanted to share with you guys what I wore to this event:

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Dress – EXPRESS (similar HERE and HERE)

Belt – VERSACE

Shoes – NINE WEST (similar HERE)

Bag – LV Pasadena bag (HERE)

Sunnies – PRESTIGE (similar HERE)

Talk to you soon!

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ME, MYSELF & I

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I’ve created 30 random questions by mixing different tags, so you guys could get to know me better. Here it is, boom!

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FAVORITE DESSERT. 

I love me some Scandinavian cinnamon rolls.

FAVORITE BEAUTY PRODUCT. 

Lipbalm. I can’t go anywhere without it. Currently I’m using Elizabeth Arden’s 8h lipbalm.

WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? 

Last person was Timo, my fiancé.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DRINK?  

Matcha iced tea definitely. Or water. Iced coffee sounds also good. And champagne.

DO YOU HAVE KIDS? 

No, but I have the cutest little puppy named Elvis.

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PET PEEVE?

Oh, I have many. For example, it annoys me so much when the inner corner of a fake eyelash strip is not lined-up properly. Also, when Elvis starts licking himself 6am – I just get so annoyed.

DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?

Oh yes. It’s my second language.

DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?

No, they’re gone since 2004.

WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?

I’m scared of heights. I’ve done paragliding twice but just because I was tricked into doing that, haha.

WHAT DOES YOUR PERFECT BREAKFAST INCLUDE?

Omelette, avocado, fresh OJ.

WHAT IS THE LAST THING YOU BOUGHT?

Shoes. Because net-a-porter is having their summer sale. I just can’t help myself.

HAVE YOU EVER HAD PLASTIC SURGERY?

NO. I know there has been a rumour that I’ve got my lips done but trust me, I’m just really good at overlining, haha.

BURGER OF FRIES?

Burger for sure.

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?  

Their shoes. Might seem superficial but it’s been like that as long as I can remember.

CURRENT NETFLIX OBSESSION.

OITNB new season & The Client List.

WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?

I hate that I love to procrastinate. It’s such a bad habit.

CAN YOU COOK?  

Yes, but only healthy stuff. I really don’t know how to make those good old homemade dishes but for example zucchini lasagne or cauliflower pizza are no-brainers for me.

HAVE YOU EVER STOLEN A STREET SIGN?

For some reason, yes. Haha.

DID YOU GO TO UNIVERSITY?

Yes, I got my BA in Tallinn University of Technology and I studied International Relations.

YOUR FIRST CONCERT EXPERIENCE?

Savage Garden and it was awesome.

EVER USED A GUN?

Yes, but only in a shooting range.

HONESTLY, ARE THINGS GOING THE WAY YOU PLANNED?

God, NO! Life never turns out the way you plan and that’s okay. Many wonderful things wouldn’t have happened if I had followed my original plan.

WHAT KIND OF TRAINING?  

Yoga.

DO YOU TAKE SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER BOTTLES FROM HOTELS?

No, but I do take shower caps. Sometimes I leave my hair mask/coconut oil on for an hour or so for deep conditioning. I cover it up with a shower cap so I can do my own stuff while I let the mask to work its magic.

ANY TATTOOS?

None.

FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?  

Ice hockey or Formula 1. But only because they are mandatory in our house, haha.

HOW OLD ARE YOU?

Twenty-six.

WORST INJURY YOU’VE EVER HAD?

Someone spilled a cocktail glass on my foot and it needed 5 stitches.

DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?  

Unfortunately, yes.

SIGNATURE PERFUME?

La vie est belle by Lancome.

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VISBY

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That’s right! On Sunday I’m heading to Visby, Gotland. Yay! This time are my mom and my sister coming aswell which makes this getaway even more fun. Every summer Tallink makes about 4-5 charters to Visby and it’s kind of a tradition for me to go.  So I decided to do a throwback as I’ve got a lot of pretty pictures from last year.

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Streets of Visby

If I’d have to describe Visby shortly I would say that it’s like Scandinavia’s own Ibiza! You got your old town with beautiful buildings, colourful flowers & bushes on every corner, healthy cafes, beaches & beach clubs, cute shops, harbor and so much more. It’s the cutest island ever!

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Kallis Beach Club

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Every time I’ve been there the weather has been just amazing. Hopefully by saying that I won’t jinx it, haha. Anyways I hope you enjoyed my throwback because I did. Specially because of the weather today in Tallinn. So depressing.

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Talk to you soon, loves!

Maarja

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Review: LUMENE

If you guys follow me on Instagram you might remember that I recieved a very generous care package from LUMENE couple months back. Current situation is that I’ve tried out every single product and integrated some of them to my beauty routine aswell. So it was about time to write a proper detailed review.

Before we jump into the makeup madness I just wanted to let you guys know that I’m always giving my honest opinion.

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A little while back Lumene went through a big change. Their new packaging is so much more luxurious and one thing I just can’t get over is how good their products smell. By the time you’re done reading this post it will be pretty clear that I’m a sucker for good scents. As their range of products is wide, I’m going to guide you through what’s worth buying and what’s not. Just FYI, my skin is combination to oily, but also dehydrated and dry.

LUMENE Sisu Antioxidant Mist – starting off with one of my favorites. The way this product smells is intoxicating. It’s just so refreshing and makes me think of a forest after a rain. If you find Lumene counter somewhere, please go and smell it. I use it for setting my makeup or just to refreshen my face. The only down side is that the spray cap shouldn’t spritz that harshly. It should be more like a mist, not a spray. But obviously it doesn’t bother me much because the liquid inside the bottle is just amazing.

LUMENE Sisu Deep Clean purifying mask – this mask is from the same line as the spray and therefore it smells the same, yum. Oh, and the product itself is just amazing. I hate it when purifying masks start drying and pulling my skin. This one is very gentle and doesn’t do that at all. After rinsing my face with water, it feels fresh and clean. Definitely worth the money!

LUMENE Lähde hydrating eye gel – maybe some of you remember that I posted a picture of this eyegel on Instagram couple months back. If you have sensitive under eye area, you have found your product. It is so gentle, refreshing and most importantly it doesn’t irritate my eyes.

LUMENE Lähde 24h moisturizer – for my skin type it works very well as a summertime moisturizer. However for winter I usually prefer thicker consistency. Oh, and ofcourse it has a very pleasant scent.

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LUMENE Instant Glow Beauty Serum – is actually a foundation with a very beautiful glowy finish. The packaging looks very expensive and I appreciate the dropper system for foundation bottles. For me I feel like the coverage is not enough but if you are somebody who doesn’t like very thick and full coverage foundations, it’s meant for you. Some of my friends told me how much they love this foundation before I even had a chance to try it out. So obviously it is a very popular product and I can see why.

LUMENE 6 in 1 CC cream – I’ve been literally abusing it! I’ve never found a BB or a CC cream that I’m completely satisfied with and maybe this was the reason why I had basically 0 expectations for this product. I love it so much! The coverage is medium and the finish is satin. I’m currently using the shade “Tan” and sometimes I have to mix it with something lighter in order to get that perfect shade. Will definitely repurchase once finished!

LUMENE Instant Illuminizer in Rosy Dawn – this is why my makeup is always glowing! I usually mix 2-3 drops of illuminating primer to my foundation and trust me, it makes such a difference. The packaging, the scent and the product itself, simply love it!

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LUMENE Volume Lash primer – I used 1 layer of that primer and then 1 layer of regular volumizing mascara and it did not look good on me. My lashes weren’t separated properly and they were chunky and in general I wasn’t happy with the result.

LUMENE Long lasting lip liner No.6 –  it is a transparent lip liner and the purpose of this one is to keep rest of your lip products in place and make them long-lasting. I tried it but I think for me this step is quite unnecessary as I’m already using good quality lip products. I think I would spend my money on something else.

LUMENE Pure Arctic Mineral Micellar water – yes, this bottle is already empty as I started using it immidiately. I think it’s a good product if you don’t have problems with overly sensitive skin.

LUMENE Nordic Noir mascara in black – this is the best smelling mascara that I’ve ever used! I’m quite picky with mascaras, but I really do like this one! It has a big rubbery brush and it works well with my straight eyelashes.

LUMENE Nordic Nude compact powder in No.3 – the name also claims that this product is air-light and I totally agree. Gives my skin very smooth and soft finish without looking cakey. I don’t know about very oily skin but for my semi-oily skin it worked very well.

LUMENE Nordic Nude blush in No.3 – this is The blush to achieve healthy & glowy cheeks! It’s very easy to look like a clown if a blush is too pigmented. This one gives you a chance to always add more if needed. Such a good product for summery looks!

LUMENE Nordic Chic eyeshadows in Frosty Ice, Midsummer & Dawning Day and LUMENE Eyeshadow palette in Smokey – very beautiful shimmery shades for creating different kind of smokey eyes. I can definitely feel how the quality of these eyeshadows has improved as they are softer and much more pigmented.

LUMENE Nordic Chic brow palette in Medium brown – it’s very hard to find brow products that match with blonde hair. Unfortunately this particular duo was too dark for me. I did try the lighter shade for my brow tails and the product itself worked really well but in general they still came out too dark for my hair and skin.

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LUMENE Gel effect nail polish in 39 Wild berry – love this colour! The brush is so wide and makes the application process quick and easy!

LUMENE Silky Lip Fluid in No.5 Spring – is a babypink lipgloss with soft and non-sticky finish. I love applying it on top of a nude lipstick as it gives a beautiful glossy finish with a hint of pink.

LUMENE Nordic Seduction creamy lipstick in No.17 Enchanted forest – This will definitely be my go-to fall lipstick! As the name states it is a very creamy yet very pigmented line of lipsticks. Also very pleasantly scented.

LUMENE Nordic Noir Intense eyepencil in No.1 Black – it’s basically a kohl pencil which is intense black and easily blendable.

LUMENE Nordic Seduction lipliner in No.4 – it is a very smooth and pigmented lip pencil! Their current colour range is quite pink & red. So hopefully they will come out with some nudes aswell. I also wanted to mention that it’s retractable, so you don’t have to waste your time on sharpening.

All in all I think they’ve done great job with their new lines! I feel like this brand can be sometimes underestimated. I’ve been a fan for years and I feel that specially skincare lines are such a fit because of our climate in the Nordics.

I know that you guys are already drooling over these products so I got you a discount code, yay! I will probably be the first one to use it as I’ve already got 3-4 products on my mind, haha.

By entering the code “Maarja” you will get 20% OFF from all new Lumene products when ordering from www.mgbeauty.ee

You deserve a glass of wine if you stayed with me until the end! I promise that my future posts won’t be that long.

We’ll talk real soon!

Maarja

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