I think this is my first review of something that is not a make-up product, so I hope it won't suck.

This winter caught me a bit off guard. I used my Autumn face skincare routine, and by the end of December I noticed my skin got severely dry/dehydrated.

I switched my routine and started using Ole Henriksen pure truth youth activating oil that I got in LookFantastic beauty box, and I needed to find a good and nourishing face cream to compliment it.

I remembered that all the blogs were raving about Dr. Stribor Rose&Argan creamespecially Babushka, who I trust completely, so I decided to try it.

Dr. Stribor is a Croatian brand, established by dr. Stribor Marković, and they have loads of great products, among which is  Rose and Argan cream.

Rose and Argan cream (82.94 kn; 50ml) is a nourishing cream filled with natural ingredients and high quality oils, such as rose essential oil, argan oil, apricot kernel oil, sea buckthorn oil, with vitamin E and panthenol.

It comes in white plastic 50 ml jar with black printed letters on it, and this print is a terrible thing, but more of it later.

It is deep orange and to me it has a really pleasant scent, you can smell the musky rose scent with a hint of argan. Argan by itself has a  intensive scent that reminds me of goats, but I don't hate it because it reminds me of childhood (or maybe goats smelled of argan?). If you've never smelled pure argan oil, than you would feel only intensive rose scent with a hint of nuts.

The cream itself has gel-like texture and sinks in the skin without leaving greasy residue. After a few weeks using both Ole Henriksen oil and Dr.Stribor Rose&Argan cream, my skin got a bit better, even though I felt like I needed additional hydration. After a month I ran out of Ole H. oil and I bought OleoTherapy cold pressed pure rosehip oil that I used instead of serum, before Dr.Stribor cream.

Thankfully, weather soon got a bit better, and my skin calmed down so rosehip oil and Rose&Argan cream were a perfect bedtime and morning regime. I would clean my face and apply generous amount of rosehip oil that I would massage in my face, after which I would apply Rose&Argan cream. 

My skin is dryish and I would wake up in the morning without that tight skin feeling, so I would say it does a great job of nourishing my skin.

In the morning I would clean my skin with Bioderma micellar water, and apply rosehip oil, Rose&Argan cream, and generous amount of face cream with sunblock.

Final verdict:
I don't really think it is nourishing enough for the dry skin in winter, but if you have normal skin this is a great face cream.

Please beware that if you have skin that is prone to clogged pores to be careful with it, as this moisturizer  has a potential to be comedogenic.

And now onto one thing that I hate about this cream, and because of this I was hesitant to buy another jar, after I finished the first one.

Remember the black printed letters on the jar? 
If you touch the jar with oily hands (and after applying the rosehip oil as a serum, my hands would be really oily) the letters melt off and stain your fingers.

It took me a few days to realize that the jar is the culprit of my dirty fingers (please note that I would be barely awake at the evening and in the morning, when I would use this cream).

You can see here the comparison of the new and the old Dr.Stribor jar.

Even though when I realized this, I made sure that my fingers were not oily, the print was still leaving stains.

With the second, new jar I was much more careful, and even if my fingertips were oily, I managed to open the jar without touching the print. I made a gif to show you how (I know it's really a no-brainer, but I wanted to make a gif from video, and I needed an excuse).

Am I going to buy it again, once I finish off the second jar?
Probably not right now, as I have Biobaza parsley fluid and Avon moisturizer that I got at Avon Beauty blog Day 2015 event, but if it turns out they are not working for my skin, I'll definitely go back to Dr.Stribor Rose&Argan oil.

Aaaaand, I bought another jar of this creamy perfection!
Because it amazingly compliments Biobaza Parsley fluid, which I use instead of serum.
Also, Avon cream has only SPF20, and in Croatia the summer is on. I tan really fast, but I want to delay it as much as possible, so I started using Avene SPF50 fluid.
At the moment, my morning routine is Biobaza parsley fluid, Dr.Stribor Rose and Argan cream, and Avene SPF50 fluid. Once it starts getting really hot, I will probably be skipping Dr.Stribor and leave it until Autumn.  

Have you tried Dr.Stribor products?
What is your favorite skin moisturizer (and your skin type)?

P.S. - Do you like the new blog design? :)


By now you must know that we all had a great time at Avon Beauty Blog Day Croatia 2015.
I won't be writing about it since I believe everything is covered by a lot of other bloggers, and I can't add anything to it, other that I had a great time, and finally had met Žana (Nail crazy) and Petra (The Brush Stash).

Please go to Beauty Blog Day's official facebook page and there you can find all the posts covering BBD at one place (make sure to check them out).

I love this event as it brings the beauty blogger community closer together, makes us (well, at least me) rethink out approach to blogging, and it's a great opportunity to present to all of us the new products of BBD's sponsors.

I feel obligated to mention (because I fell in love with it) Foreo Luna, the only skincare gadget that I'm sure I'll be buying as soon as I save a bit of money. I really can't wait to get it, and not even it's high price (around 1300kn) is not bringing down my enthusiasm.

I'm also really excited about Biobaza's Hydraradiance skincare range with parsley and Avon's Nutra effects Radiance daily face cream.

If you are interested in my photos, there are uploaded to album at Nic's Little World facebook page.

So much for not writing about BBD2015 :)

Today, I will show you one of my favorite manicures, a really simple but extremely eye-catching combination of two beautiful nail polishes.

I wore this to Avon Beauty Blog Day, and if you follow me on Instagram, you had already seen it.

Chanel Vendetta is my favourite nail polish, and if you had to choose and get only one Chanel nail polish, I would wholeheartedly recommend you Vendetta. It's a perfect midnight blue with a hint of purple (blurple?) nail polish. It's a one coater and it dries instantly. therefore, it's perfect for layering under glitters and flakies.

Essence Party in a Bottle is a glitterbomb filled with teal and green hexagonal glitter particles of different size.

Together, Vendetta and Party in a Bottle are a perfect combination.

Pictured here are also my favourite nail polish base (essence studio nails ultra strong nail hardener), and the best top coat in the world (Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat).

Seriously, look at that sparkle!


It's also super long lasting, as it stayed without a chip for a whole week.

Do you like dark-nail polish/glitter top coat combo?
What is your favourite pair?

All images and content, unless stated otherwise, belong to me (Nic).
So don't be a dick and steal them.
If you do, I hope a wrath of thousands burning demon suns rain upon you.
Have a great day.
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