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Season change also brings a change to my beauty rituals. As the weather has gotten a lot colder, my skin has been acting out and showing me that it’s time to ditch mattifying products and start using moisturizing ones.

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People who have followed me for a while might remember a blog post where I was reviewing different products by Sampure Minerals (HERE). Their mineral powder foundation (HERE) is still one of my holy grail products! But it works for my skin only during Spring-Summer. 

Therefore I’m SO happy they finally came out with a Mineral Liquid Foundation (HERE) which means I’m all set for Fall-Winter! Perfect timing!

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I’ve been using it for 5 weeks now and to be honest I’ve had mixed feelings about it. At first I hated it. I thought it was one of the worst foundations I had ever tried. It didn’t blend at all leaving me with patchy and uneven skin. I actually thought about calling it off, this whole collaboration.

But finally I figured out what I was doing wrong – I was applying too much product! Once I realized that, my opinion changed completely. This foundation actually works so well and has such a beautiful & natural finish! Light coverage but easy to build up. It doesn’t clog the pores and when wearing it for 14 hours in a row, you don’t feel like “omg, I can’t wait to wash off my makeup.” Also I think it works very well with Instant Glow Mineral setting powder (HERE) as it makes the skin even smoother!

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Here are some tips to get a good base:

✔️ Start with well moisturized skin. This is without saying the most important step!

✔️ Remember to shake the product.

✔️ Use a flat top kabuki brush or something similar. Beauty blenders/sponges don’t work because it’s an oil based foundation & sponges are all about water. Oil and water don’t mix as you know.

✔️ Don’t apply too much! Trust me on this! 😁

✔️ Use Sampure Minerals setting powder. It sets the foundation and gives you a beautiful & natural finish!

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PS! Using the code “maarjabrenner” gets you 20% OFF from all Sampure Minerals full-priced items when ordering from!


For my Estonian followers: Soovitan minna sel nädalavahetusel (11.-13.10) Ilumessile ja otsida üles Pure Cosmetics’i boks, sest siis saab tooteid oma silmaga näha, uudistada ja katsetada! 😉


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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! 


The box includes 9 of their bestsellers in full size:

EVOLVE Miracle Facial oil

OMA Green Tea Mud mask

BERRICHI Eye cream


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


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!



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!


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