Summer is fast aproaching and the days when we hit the beach are so close I can almost smell them. Thinking back, the contents of my beach bag changed a lot in the past few years. Waterproof mascara was replaced by a pacifier, BB cream by a small float. Naturally, the way I spend my days at the seaside changed as well – hitting the bars or restaurants directly on the way from the beach is out of the question now since baby M has his own ideas on how we’ll run the show. That doesn’t make our vacation bad – just different, and I’m sure all the mothers out there will agree. Anyway, I wanted to show you the products that will surely be hiding in my beach bag this summer.

Poletje je tik pred vrati in kmalu se bomo vsi odpravili na morje. Če pomislim nekaj let nazaj, se je vsebina moje torbe za na plažo res spremenila, saj se zdaj namesto vodoodporne maskare v njej skriva duda, namesto BB kreme pa napihljiv čolniček. Seveda se je spremenil tudi moj dopustniški vsakdan – zdaj ne pride več v poštev, da s plaže z mojim zavijeva kar direktno na večerjo ali koktejle, saj ima mali M svoja pričakovanja. Pa ni zato dopust nič slabši – le drugačen, s čimer se boste gotovo strinjale vse mamice. Skratka, spodaj ti predstavljam nujne izdelke, ki poleg poplave igrač letos ne bodo manjkali v moji torbi.

Let’s start with the basics – sun protection. This year, my first line of deffence will be the Eucerin Sun Spray (SPF 30). It’s a transparent spray under pressure that can easily be used for the places that are normally hard to reach. I admit that I’ve really been enjoying the sprays in the past few years because I can apply sun protection super quick – remember that you need to apply it every few hours even if you stay out of the water! Eucerin products are available in all pharmacies. My face will be protected by Afrodita Sun Care (SPF 30) which I’ve spoken about before – it’s a light formula that absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a white cast which is why I also use it under my make-up every single day. Last but not least, I’ll continue using Mirta body butter to get some quick tan. You can find more information about this butter and how to use it in my recent post *here*.

Začniva z osnovo – zaščito pred soncem. Letos me bo na plaži ščitil Eucerin Sun Spray (SPF 30). Gre za prozoren sprej pod pritiskom, ki ga povsem enostavno uporabim tudi na težje dostopnih delih telesa, hkrati pa so mi spreji zadnja leta še posebej všeč. saj se pred soncem zaščitim en, dva, tri. Ena steklenička bo ravno dovolj za prvi teden dopusta – ne pozabi, da je treba celotno telo zaščititi vsakih nekaj ur tudi, če vmes ne greš v morje! Eucerin izdelki so na voljo v vseh lekarnah. Moj obraz bo varovala Afrodita Sun Care krema (SPF 30), o kateri sem že govorila, pa vendarle – gre za lahko formulo, ki se hitro vpije in ne pušča belega filma. Afrodita izdelki so na voljo v vseh večjih drogerijah in preko njihove spletne trgovine. Vsak dan jo uporabljam tudi pred ličenjem. Nenazadnje pa bo v moji torbi tudi Mirta maslo za telo, s katerim bom hitreje dosegla tiste nekaj barve, ki jo želim, potem pa se preostanek dopusta skrivala v senci. Več o maslu in o tem, kako ga pravilno uporabljati, si lahko prebereš *tu*.

I hate cold water which is why I rarely venture into the sea more than once or twice per day, but I still love the feeling of being refreshed. I’m happy to report that I’ve found the perfect solution – the Balea Water spray (mine smells like coconut, but there are other scents available) which I can use to spray my face and body and get some chill on! I’m sure that the male side of my family will enjoy it as well, and we’ll smell great! Available in all DM stores. Another products which is never missing in my purse is the Twigs Anti-rub gel. If your thights don’t meet, feel free to skip the following few lines, but if they do, you know that walking in heat can cause some rubbing and even inflammation. This gel is silicone based. I only apply a little on the critical points and I have absolutely no issues walking in even the worse of heat. Twigs gel can be bought at online store Licila.si.

Ker se sama več kot dvakrat dnevno težko spravim v morje (pa ne, da ga ne maram, ampak vedno je tako mrzloooo!), mi prijajo tudi druge oblike osvežitve. Zelo sem vesela, da sem odkrila Balea vodni sprej (moj je z vonjem kokosa, imajo pa še kar nekaj drugih), s katerim lahko na hitro popršim obraz in telo in si zagotovim hitro osvežitev. Prepričana sem, da bo ta dobro dela tudi moškima v mojem življenju, pa še lepo bomo dišali. Ta sprej in njegove bratce lahko kupiš v vsaki DM trgovini. Drugi izdelek, ki že leta ne sme manjkati v moji torbi, pa je Twigs Anti-rub gel. Če se tvoji stegni ne dotikata, lahko naslednjih nekaj vrstic preskočiš, če pa se (in statistika pravi, da si v večini), potem veš, kako neprijetno je drgnjenje suhe kože poleti, ki lahko privede do dejanskih površinskih poškodb. Twigs gel je osnovan na silikonski osnovi – jaz ga na stegna nanesem približno v velikosti lešnika in potem pri hoji tudi v največji vročini nimam nobenih težav. Twigs gel lahko kupiš na Licila.si.

As always, I’ll be bringing my Tangle Teezer along for the ride – it’s the easiest way to keep my wet hair under control. I’ll probably be looking for some hair protecting spray before summer and I promise to report if I find anything good. I’ll also pack up the Mirta Lavender deodorant (read more about it *here*) because I don’t believe we should be torturing people around us with various body odors just because we’re at the beach. You can buy both their tanning body butter and the deodorant from their online store www.mirta.si.

Kot vsako leto me bo tudi letos na plažo spremljal Tangle Teezer, s katerim po kopanju najlažje ukrotim moje lase. Verjetno bom pred poletjem poiskala tudi kakšno zaščito las in obljubim, da bom o njej tudi poročala. V torbi bo tudi Mirta sivkin deodorant (več o njem *tu*), saj mislim, da poletje ni izgovor, da ljudi okrog sebe razveseljujemo s svojimi telesnimi vonjavami, ki jih sploh v vročini ni malo. Tako maslo za telo, kot tudi deodorant sta dostopna preko Mirta spletne trgovine na www.mirta.si.

Last but not least, I’ll also be bringing my L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime lip balm (SPF 25) that nourishes my lips, gives them a hint of red color and also protects them against damaging sun rays. L’Occitane always impresses me with great ideas and I think that lip protection is something we tend to forget about all too often. I’m also really loving the screw-on lid which will prevent the lip balm from opening in the bag, and the nice smell which follows me for hours after application. You can buy the balm at all L’Occitane points of sales and on their online stores.

Nenazadnje pa gre z mano na plažo tudi L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime Obarvani balzam za ustnice (SPF 25), ki ustnice lepo nahrani, jim da čisto malo nežno rdeče barve in jih zaščiti pred nevarnimi vplivi sonca. L’Occitane me vsako leto prepriča s kakšno odlično idejo in mislim, da na zaščito ustnic vse prepogosto pozabimo. Dodaten bonus zame je embalaža na navoj, ki preprečuje, da bi se balzam v torbi po nesreči odprl, in pa prijeten vonj, ki me po nanosu spremlja še nekaj ur. Balzam je dostopen v vseh trgovinah in na prodajnih mestih L’Occitane ter na njihovi spletni strani.

These are the basics that certainly won’t be missing from my beach bag this summer. Will you invest in some of these, or do you recommend something that I need besides all of the above? Until next time, stay beautiful!

To so torej osnove, ki v moji torbi letos na plaži ne bodo manjkale. Si boš kaj od naštetega privoščila tudi sama – ali pa je morda še kaj, na kar sem sama pozabila? Do naslednjič, ostani čudovita!

I really, really love two months in a year. December, since it means spending time with family, joyful experiences and good food, and May, because it brings the beginning of the summer. This year, I had to wait a bit longer for that, but now summer is really here and I couldn’t be happier.

Here are ten things that make me happy in the summer, in no particular order.

~ Long days. I am miserable during the months when I get to the office in half-darkness and leave when it’s pitch dark. I feel like a vampire and it drains all my energy. I love it when the days get longer and I can enjoy the sun for hours and hours after I get home from work.

~ The taste of great ice cream. I am super picky when it comes to ice cream and I often ask for a tiny sample before ordering my two scoops. I would say that about 8 times out of 10, it doesn’t cut it. I am quite partial to Zvezda and Lolita ice creams in Ljubljana but won’t say no to Carte D’Or, Haagen Dazs and Ben&Jerry.

~ My birthday. I am a summer baby and I always get the day off since I celebrate on the day that Slovenia won its independence. Special bonus: I can celebrate the day before with my friends and nobody has to go to work with a hangover 🙂

~ Wide selection of fruit for pennies. Tangerines, watermelon, strawberries and cherries. I can live off fruit for most days in the summer. I had to make some cutbacks this year because I have to think about baby M as well, but I still manage to get my fair share of the tasty fresh goodness.

~ Beach hair. Gone are the days of hair straightners and blowouts. Nine times out of ten, I will let my hair air dry which produces various kinds of curls. I just put in a bit of mousse to give them some texture and I’m good to go.

~ Good vibes. Have you notices how everybody gets a little less cranky and a bit more adventurous in the summer? It takes one to know one, so I see it all around me.

~ Summer baby clothes. This is a new obsession, obviously, but I don’t think the little tops and cute shorts could get any cuter. Baby M has a wardrobe that is fit for Nice or Cannes. And I just Can’t. Stop. Spending. Thank goodness he’s growing so fast 😉

~ A quick shower after getting out of the sea. I love swimming but hate the feeling of being salty afterwards. The combination of a good water workout and a brisk shower leaves me feeling awesome.

~ Natural make-up and playing with the colors. Everything goes in the summer, right? With a bit of strobing I can go for a natural, healthy looking skin or I can pull out a colorful palette and play around with it.

~ Creating memories. As far back as I can remember, most of the best moments of my life have been tied to summer. So I am writing this from the seaside, enjoying special moments that will become tomorrow’s precious memories.

I would love it if you share what’s special for you in the summer time. <3

Until next time, stay beautiful.

Hopefully, by the time you are reading this, I’m either on my way to my well-deserved vacation or possibly already lying in the sun. Either way, I needed to do some packing and I thought I’d bring you along for the ride.



This is most likely just a part of everything I will be hauling to the beach every day (and by that, I’m sure you can tell I really mean that my hubby will be the one at risk of a spinal injury). I will add tons of books, magazines, some temporary tattoos, fruit and water, phone, tablet and other bits and bobs I pick up along the way. But in the beauty sense, these are the main things that absolutely need to come with me.

My bag was a freebie from Max Mara Weekend a couple of years ago and I love it. It’s a lovely boho-chic bag that doesn’t look too fancy and I don’t really care if it would get dirty (or worse, stolen). I can easily pack it away in the suitcase since it’s very soft.



Inside the tote, I always keep a smaller bag – this one is another freebie from Decleor and I really like it since it can be pulled out and sealed (see the pink part), but when tucked in, it can also act as a large wallet & phone holder when you want to go get a drink at a cafe whilst at the beach.



Of course, SPF is the bare essential when going to the beach. I normally keep two large bottles at hand. First one is for the first days when I’m still pale as a ghost – it’s the Nivea Sun Kids Pure&Sensitive lotion with SPF 50. The other one comes in handy when I get a bit of tan and I don’t risk getting sunburned as much anymore – that’s the Garnier Ambre Solaire with SPF 15.

Naturally, we mustn’t forget about the face. I got this Decleor Aroma Sun Expert with SPF 30 this year and I’m hoping it will do its job well. View Full Post