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LAZY GIRL’S HAIRDO

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Remember like 8 years ago when it was all about the donut bun? It was the easiest hairdo that looked chic and put together with minimum effort.

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Nowadays I rather go for messy boho style hairdos just because I like the volume and I feel like they frame my face in a much more flattering way. So I decided to share with you my favorite Pull-Through Braid that I discovered thanks to my babe Johanna. It is the perfect hairdo if…

1) you’re running late

2) you don’t have time to wash your hair

or

3) you just don’t know how to style your hair.


If you would like to see how I create this braid then keep on reading. 

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SUPPLIES:

Blowdryer

Curling wand

Rat tail comb

Transparent elastic bands

Cutrin MUOTO Root Lifting Spray Mousse

 Cutrin MUOTO Volumizing Mousse

Cutrin MUOTO Strong Instant Hairspray


HAIR PREP: 

I started off with freshly showered damp hair just because it looks much more presentable that way here on my blog. However clean hair is really difficult to work with so you want to add something that makes it feel less silky and slippery. For that texture & extra volume I applied some Cutrin MUOTO Root Lifting Spray Mousse just to my roots and Cutrin MUOTO Strong Volumizing Mousse to rest of my hair. Then I blow-dried.

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… AND HERE’S THE TUTORIAL:


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1. Hair prep done.
2. Curl your hair. Nothing fancy. Just messy curls. This step is actually not that necessary but I decided to go through with it anyways just because I think it gives any hairdo a better shape & form.
3. Create a high ponytail from your top layer.
4. Create a second ponytail under the first one.
5. Divide your first pony into two pieces.
6. Wrap them around your second pony and secure with an elastic.
7. Create a third ponytail under the second one. This time incorporate the ends from the first pony. Repeat the wrapping.
8. Repeat that until you have desired length.
9. The most important step: gently tug on both sides of the braid to make it fuller and more voluminous. Don’t worry about keeping it neat. I personally like it to look a bit messy. Finish off with Cutrin MUOTO Strong Instant Hairspray and voila! You’re done!

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I hope you liked it!

FYI! Until 28.02 Cutrin MUOTO products are 25% OFF at mgbeauty.ee!

Talk to you soon, babes!

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BEST MANICURE TRICK I’VE LEARNED

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I love the look of clean and beautifully manicured hands. But waiting for your nail polish to dry is as bad as waiting for food in a restaurant – frustrating & frustrating. At least for me. And that’s the reason I hate doing my nails. Correction: *used to hate.
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Yes, I could go and get them done professionally but I don’t want to. Women. Go figure, haha. No, actually I used to get them done for like 6 years in a row. But I hated the fact that I couldn’t get them fixed immidiately when something happened in-between the appointments.

But I found a solution for homemade mani-pedi, yay! Last year when I was in LA, we went to this crazy huge Target and then it happened – I finally found Seche Vite Dry Fast top coat. It’s one of those products that Pinterest made me buy. Within minutes you can already touch your nails and see how well it works. I tried so many similar products in the past and none of them did what they had to. This is how it’s described to work:

“Its patented formula allows it to penetrate through the nail lacquer to the base coat forming a single solid coating over the nail plate. Apply thickly, get a nice bead on the end of the brush, then set softly down on the first nail painted and watch how Seche Vite flows over the wet nail polish without dragging or streaking.”

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Recently I ran out of my first bottle and I’ve already purchased a new one. I ordered it from amazon (HERE).

I also wanted to mention L’oreal Nail Lacquers just because they were such a pleasant surprise. I usually go for Zoya, Ciate or OPI but these are as good if not even better! I’m impressed! You can basically get away with one layer because they are so pigmented. I also love that they have wide brushes – it makes the application process so much easier. My manicure routine usually goes like this: base coat, 2 coats of nail polish, Seche Vite top coat. With this formula my manicure lasts for 5-6 days.

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I hope it helped someone who struggles with the same issue!

Talk to you soon!

Marru
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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

xxx