Monday, December 21, 2015

I Love Christmas TAG

Yes, I love Christmas! It's my favorite time of the year and ever since the 1st of December it looks like Santa's workshop in my house. I am excited about everything - spending time with my loved ones, presents, Christmas dinner, the beautiful Christmas decorations in Ljubljana - you name it, I love it. Therefore, I was very excited to be tagged in the I Love Christmas Tag by Rebeka from My Little Wonderland blog and without further ado, here are my answers :)

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1. What's your favorite Christmas color? 
I love gold color, so my living room looks like a can of gold and glitter exploded all over the place.

2. What's your favorite Christmas movie?  
My very favorite movie to watch during the Christmas holidays is Home Alone 2, cheesy, I know. But when we are talking about actual Christmas movies, I'm going to go with Miracle on 34th street.
 
3. What's your favorite Christmas song? 
I adore the song Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt, but if you meet me in December, expect to hear many Christmas songs out of my mouth, since I begin to listen to my Christmas playlist as early as middle of November.


4. The most anticipated Christmas tradition? 
Christmas dinner with my family on Christmas eve. I know that my entire family loves coming to a full table of delicious food that I prepare througout the day. 

5. Is your tree fake or real? 
We've always had an artificial tree. I find it to be more rational and more eco friendly.

6. PJ's or fancy dress on Christmas eve? 
For Christmas eve, I always dress  to impress. I might go for a Christmas sweater this year, since I've seen some pretty ones in H&M.

7. When do you open presents - on Christmas eve or Christmas morning? 
We open presents with my family on Christmas eve and later, when everyone leaves, me and my hubby open our presents from each other alone. We also usually get each other a little somethin' for New Years day. 

8. Do you believe in Santa? 
I learned quite early that Santa doesn't exist through a strategic error of bad timing by my parents :) I really don't mind acting like it exists for the younger children, though, I find it endearing that they still believe in such things. 

9. What is your Christmas wish? 
My Christmas wish is that me and my family would be happy and healthy in 2016. For a personal wish, I wish for a +1 to our little family. 

10. Have you ever built a gingerbread house? 
I don't like gingerbread so I've never even considered it. I would probably build one with my nieces if they came pre-packaged and the assembly could be easy. 

11. What is your dream Christmas destination? 
If I could go anywhere in the world, I'd probably choose London or Moscow since they are quite original with their decorations every year. 

12. Can you name all of Santa's reindeers? 
Dasher and Prantzer and Comet and Vixen, Donner and Blitzen… but do you recall… the most famous reindeer of aaaaaaaaallllllll? Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, had a very shiny nose… Go listen to this tune on repeat and you'll know all of Santa's reindeers by heart in no time. 


Thank you Rebeka for creating this tag and tagging me in it. I wish you all happy and wonderful and glittery holidays! As always,  until next time - stay beautiful!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Christmas Giveaway #5 - recap

Dear beauties,

according to my calendar, I owe you just one more thing related to the Christmas Giveaways - to announce the winner of the 5th and final days of Christmas Giveaways. Again, all your answers were lovely and it was so hard to choose, but in the end I chose the answer by Brina Las who wrote (in my translation):

"My wish is to continue working on myself and grow, become more patient and tolerant and try new things - I've been wanting to visit a dance workshop for some time now. But of course I also wish for health and happiness for all my loved ones and to always have an Euro to spare in my wallet."

I love this answer because it perfectly summarises my wishes for 2016 as well - health and happiness while at the same time trying to become a better version of myself. Brina congratulations, please send me your shipping details.

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So the 5 winners of the Christmas Giveaways are:

Day #1: Mija Budja
Day #2: Tara Hočevar
Day #3: Bojana
Day #4: Irena G. 
Day #5: Brina Las. 

Congratulations again to the winners and thank you everyone for participating! Don't forget to follow my blog regularly since I do giveaways quite often, but more importantly, I hope I also provide good content when I'm not doing the giveaways! :)

Until next time, stay beautiful!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

5th (and final) day of Christmas Giveaways

Dear beauties, 

welcome to the fifth and final day of my Christmas Giveaways. I want to thank you all for participating and really taking the time to write down all your answers - I read each and every one of them carefully and they really make me appreciate this Christmas time even more. 

Let's get down to business part of things. Yesterday, the comment that I liked the most belongs to Irena G. who wrote (in my translation): 

I still write Christmas cards. Not as many as I used to years ago, but I think that with some people we will continue to exchange our good wishes the classic way, via post and with nice cards. It's a very different feeling to get a hand-written card waiting for you in the mail box than it is to get a text message. But in the end, good wishes are good wishes no matter the way they are conveyed. I enjoy writing cards and if I have the time I also make some myself - it's a part of the Christmas spirit. 

I could not agree with your words more, Irena. Congratulation, please send me your shipping details to the e-mail in the instructions below. 

And what's the last prize for the Christmas Giveaways? It's this lovely gold set of two Afrodita products - Jojoba oil and shea butter shower gel and Jojoba oil and shea butter body milk. 


To win this set, all you need to do is answer the following question: 

What is the thing you look forward the most in 2016?

It can be an actual plan, a wish - anything your heart desires. 

The rules are still the same so don't forget to check them out below. Good luck!

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1. Every day, I will post a photo of the gift for the day on my Facebook (Low Maintenance Beauty Blog) and on my Instagram profile (@low_maintenance_beauty)
2. This giveaway is open to my subscribers only, so make sure you are subscribed to me on both of the channels mentioned (Facebook and Instagram)
3. Every day, I will ask you a question - all you need to do is answer it and I will pick the most original answer that will receive the gift of the day. 
4. You can only answer in the 24 hours until the next gift is posted! After that, your answers will no longer be taken into account.
5. Each person can only win once. I think that's fair enough.
6. I will be very happy if you share the giveaway with your friends or tag them in the post, so they have a chance of winning as well (but this is not a condition).
8. If you win, don't forget to send me an e-mail to lowmaintenancebeautyblog[at]gmail.com, so I can send you the gift 
9. All the gifts will be shipped out on Wednesday, 9th of December 2015.
10. All the giveaways are only open to my EU subscribers and subscribers from other countries in Europe.
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Friday, December 4, 2015

4th day of Christmas Giveaways

Dear Beauties,

ufff, seems like yesterday's question was a bit tricky! Thanks to each and every one of you who took the time to do a bit of rummaging around my blog to find the correct answers. Since all of you gave the right answers, I did a random draw and the winner for yesterday is Bojana. Congratulations, don't forget to send me your contact details so I can get the gift to you before Christmas! Let's look at Bojana's answers together!

Question #1: What is my absolute favorite primer of all times? 
Answer:  Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
This is completely true. I wrote a whole post about my favorite primers - check it out here
 
Question #2: I have a very spoiled cat. Do you know her name? 
Answer: Maybe MayBee?
 Again, correct. Her official name is May Bee Blue since she was born in May, buzzes around like a bee and is a Blue mitted Ragdoll. She is a frequent model for my Instagram (@low_maintenance_beauty). She also goes by May, Raggie or Maybe, depending on my mood.  

Question #3: I am very biased when it comes to eyeliners. Can you name my favorite brand?
Answer: Lord&Berry eyeliners I think are the ones that you like the most

That is correct - I love Lord&Berry eyeliners - read about them here.  
 
Question #4: Can you name some of the stores I like to shop at the most?
Answer: DM, Lush, L'Occitane, Ličila.si, Avon, Dvorec Trebnik, Melvita, Body shop (my new year wish is to finally get this store in Slovenia ;)) ... and this list could probably go on and on ;)
 
A big thumbs up for this list - and thanks, Bojana, I really feel the need to go shopping now! 
 
Question #5: I am opening an advent calendar this December. Which one is it?
Answer: L'Occitane
 Yup, that's the only one I have this year. No chocolates for me, I'm afraid :)
 
Question #6: I love traveling but there's one country that holds no appeal for me. Which one is it?
Answer: Australia - If you ever win a trip there, you can gift it to me ;) 
 
Australia is the correct answer - I wrote about it in my Blogvember in the post 20 Random Facts About Me (click here to read it - it's quite fun!) 

Let's get on to the 4th day of giveaway. Today, I am giving away an Avon package - all the gifts were provided by Avon Slovenija, so go give them some love on their Facebook page! Also, check out their catalogue for this month - I have so many sticky notes in this one that it looks like a parrot! This gift includes a small Attraction perfume, the Attraction body lotion and Supreme oils to keep your hair extra healthy. 


To participate, answer the following question: 

Do you write Christmas cards and why yes/no? 
 
The rules remain the same, so check them out below and good luck!
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1. Every day, I will post a photo of the gift for the day on my Facebook (Low Maintenance Beauty Blog) and on my Instagram profile (@low_maintenance_beauty)

2. This giveaway is open to my subscribers only, so make sure you are subscribed to me on both of the channels mentioned (Facebook and Instagram)

3. Every day, I will ask you a question - all you need to do is answer it and I will pick the most original answer that will receive the gift of the day. 

4. You can only answer in the 24 hours until the next gift is posted! After that, your answers will no longer be taken into account. 

5. Each person can only win once. I think that's fair enough.

6. I will be very happy if you share the giveaway with your friends or tag them in the post, so they have a chance of winning as well (but this is not a condition).

7. If you win, don't forget to send me an e-mail to lowmaintenancebeautyblog[at]gmail.com, so I can send you the gift 

7. All the gifts will be shipped out on Wednesday, 9th of December 2015.

8. All the giveaways are only open to my EU subscribers and subscribers from other countries in Europe.
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Thursday, December 3, 2015

3rd day of Christmas Giveaways!

Dear Beauties,

3rd of December is here which means it's time for gift number three! But you already know the drill - we will first take a look at who gave the best answer yesterday. I must say that the variety of your witty answers again made it very, very difficult for me to choose, but in the end, I need to say that Tara Hočevar made me laugh the most with her funny poem: 

"Če bi lahko izbirala okus,
To bi bil odličen poskus.
Izbrala bi okus maline,
Ker je tak, da me nikoli mine.
Čeprav je Božič čas brusnic
ki so najboljše iz sočnih ustnic,
Jaz prisegam na malino,
Ker je to tako zelo FINO! :)"

I will not butcher her artistry by translation, but to recap - she would choose the raspberry flavor, which coincidentally is one of my favorite flavors as well. Congratulations Tara, don't forget to send me your contacts, so I can send you your present. And again, thank you so much to every one who participated - I hope you understand that I would prefer to give a gift to each and every one of you!

Now, let's take a look at the present for today. It's a couple of things that are quite popular in the blogging community and I find them perfect for the season. The gift includes the Essence All About Greys eyeshadow palette, Nanshy blending brush and all four shades of nail polish from the new Essence Merry Berry collection. 

To win the gift, you will have to work hard today and answers 6 questions about me! Since you only know what I tell you about myself, it will also be a bit of a guessing game, but I can tell you that all of these information were posted on either Facebook, my blog or Instagram at some point in time. Ready? Let's go!

Question #1: What is my absolute favorite primer of all times?
Question #2: I have a very spoiled cat. Do you know her name?
Question #3: I am very biased when it comes to eyeliners. Can you name my favorite brand?
Question #4: Can you name some of the stores I like to shop at the most?
Question #5: I am opening an advent calendar this December. Which one is it?
Question #6: I love traveling but there's one country that holds no appeal for me. Which one is it?

I will give you a little tip: if you don't know the answers or if you're unsure about them, humour always helps :) 

The rules of the giveaway are still the same as they were yesterday, but you can refresh your memory below if you need to. Again, good luck to everyone!

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1. Every day, I will post a photo of the gift for the day on my Facebook (Low Maintenance Beauty Blog) and on my Instagram profile (@low_maintenance_beauty)
2. This giveaway is open to my subscribers only, so make sure you are subscribed to me on both of the channels mentioned (Facebook and Instagram)
3. Every day, I will ask you a question - all you need to do is answer it and I will pick the most original answer that will receive the gift of the day. 
4. You can only answer in the 24 hours until the next gift is posted! After that, your answers will no longer be taken into account. 
5. Each person can only win once. I think that's fair enough.
6. I will be very happy if you share the giveaway with your friends or tag them in the post, so they have a chance of winning as well (but this is not a condition).
7. If you win, don't forget to send me an e-mail to lowmaintenancebeautyblog[at]gmail.com, so I can send you the gift
7. All the gifts will be shipped out on Wednesday, 9th of December 2015.
8. All the giveaways are only open to my EU subscribers and subscribers from other countries in Europe.
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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

2nd day of Christmas Giveaways!

Dear Beauties, 

it's 2nd of December which means it's time for a new giveaway on my blog. But first, let's take a look at what happened yesterday. So many of you participated and it was really difficult for me to pick out the comment that I liked the most. In the end, I decided on the post by Mija Budja who wrote... 

 "A book that my aunt made for my 18th birthday. It was my entire life on the book with pictures and stories about me :)"

I also received such a photo book by a very special person who has known me all my life for my 30th birthday and it was one of the most beautiful gifts I've ever gotten and I will cherish it forever. Mija congratulations, don't forget to send me your contact details so I can send you your present. 

But it's only day 2 of the giveaways and there are many more chances for all of you to win! The second gift of this week includes Aussie Miracle Hairspray, Glade Velvet Tea Party candle (which is my favorite for this holiday season!), Konad Rhinestone wheel and Kiko eyeshadow with a single eyeshadow empty case (the perfect shade for highlighting your browbone, in my humble opinion). A little bit of everything for everyone!

 And the question for today is...

If you were any tea flavour, which flavour would you be and why?

Don't forget to be original in your answers, but also remain true to yourself :) 

The rules of the giveaway are still the same as they were yesterday, but you can refresh your memory below if you need to. Good luck to everyone!

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1. Every day, I will post a photo of the gift for the day on my Facebook (Low Maintenance Beauty Blog) and on my Instagram profile (@low_maintenance_beauty)
2. This giveaway is open to my subscribers only, so make sure you are subscribed to me on both of the channels mentioned (Facebook and Instagram)
3. Every day, I will ask you a question - all you need to do is answer it and I will pick the most original answer that will receive the gift of the day. 
4. You can only answer in the 24 hours until the next gift is posted! After that, your answers will no longer be taken into account. 
5. Each person can only win once. I think that's fair enough.
6. I will be very happy if you share the giveaway with your friends or tag them in the post, so they have a chance of winning as well (but this is not a condition).
7. If you win, don't forget to send me an e-mail to lowmaintenancebeautyblog[at]gmail.com, so I can send you the gift
7. All the gifts will be shipped out on Wednesday, 9th of December 2015.
8. All the giveaways are only open to my EU subscribers and subscribers from other countries in Europe.
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

1st day of Christmas Giveaways!

Dear Beauties,

as promised, here is the first of five gifts I have to give away this December  - a lovely Sleek highlighting palette, Golden Rose Ultra Volume x4 mascara and Essence liquid lipstick in the shade Show off!



If you like this gift package, don't forget to participate by answering the following question in the comments: 

What is the best gift you ever received for Christmas?

Don't forget about the rules that apply to this giveaway which you can read below. I would be very grateful if you also share this post among your friends!With that being said, I wish you the best of luck!

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1. Every day, I will post a photo of the gift for the day on my Facebook (Low Maintenance Beauty Blog) and on my Instagram profile (@low_maintenance_beauty)
2. This giveaway is open to my subscribers only, so make sure you are subscribed to me on both of the channels mentioned (Facebook and Instagram)
3. Every day, I will ask you a question - all you need to do is answer it and I will pick the most original answer that will receive the gift of the day. 
4. You can only answer in the 24 hours until the next gift is posted! After that, your answers will no longer be taken into account. 
5. Each person can only win once. I think that's fair enough.
6. I will be very happy if you share the giveaway with your friends or tag them in the post, so they have a chance of winning as well (but this is not a condition).
7. If you win, don't forget to send me an e-mail to lowmaintenancebeautyblog[at]gmail.com, so I can send you the gift
7. All the gifts will be shipped out on Wednesday, 9th of December 2015.
8. All the giveaways are only open to my EU subscribers and subscribers from other countries in Europe.
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