Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick 200 Salute

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Rimmel is slowly climbing up the ladder and becoming one of my favorite beauty brands. Their prices are affordable, the quality is great and everything I've tried so far justified my expectations fully. The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks are the newest addition to their lip color collection and I received two shades for reviewing purposes: 200 Salute and 500 Take the Stage. I will show you Salute today because I left the other shade in my other apartment and honestly it was a bit too bright for me, so I didn't wear it as much. 

Rimmel mi se polagano penje po ljestvici najdražih brendova jer su im proizvodi zaista povoljni i kvalitetni, a sve što sam do sada probala nije me razočaralo, već naprotiv, postalo jedan od makeup favorita (puderi posebno). The Only 1 Matte ruževi najnoviji su dodatak njihovoj kolekciji ruževa, a na recenziju su mi poslane dvije nijanse: 200 Salute i 500 Take the Stage. Danas ću vam pokazati Salute jer sam drugu nijansu ostavila u drugom stanu, a i iskreno nisam ju puno nosila jer mi je bila za moj ukus preintenzivno crvena.


The consistency of this lipstick is creamy and the finish is matte. I love how easy it is to apply it on your lips, you can just glide it on like a balm, but as soon as you're done, you get that nice non-shiny matte finish. As far as longevity goes - it lasts decently, up to 3 hours, but not more than that. However it will leave you with a gorgeous stain, so you don't need to worry. The shade 200 Salute is a pink nude with warmer, almost peachy undertones, a real gem of the collection and one of the most unique nudes I've ever had. It will look best on cooler skin tones in my opinion. I would definitely recommend these, and I will certainly get a few more of them at my own expense, the shade 700 is a gorgeous nude and I also loved 110 Leader of the Pink.

Tekstura ovih ruževa je kremasta, a imaju mat finiš. Super mi je kako se lagano razmazuju po usnicama, gotovo kao balzam, ali se brzo suše u vrlo ugodan za nošenje mat završetak. Ne isušuju usne, traju otprilike oko 3 sata, nakon toga ostaje samo trag boje koji isto ok izgleda pa ih nije potrebno prečesto popravljati. Nijansa 200 Salute prava je ružičasta nude, s primjesama breskvaste, dragulj kolekcije i jedna od najposebnijih nude nijansi koje sam imala. Izgledat će najbolje na hladnijim tonovima kože po mom mišljenju. Uz ovu, sigurno ću nabaviti i još koju nijansu o svom trošku, privlače me nijanse 700 i 110.

Have you tried these out? What is your favorite Rimmel product?


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TV shows I'm currently watching

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It's been some time since I updated my tv show list and recently, especially since this bad weather started, I've been watching them more than before. Some of my favorites released new seasons (Sherlock - finally, Supernatural etc) and some new shows came to my attention. Here is a short preview of all of them, so hopefully you'll find something for yourself!

Prošlo je neko vrijeme otkad sam pisala o serijama koje trenutno gledam, a i na FB stranici ste izrazili najveći interes upravo za ovaj post pa sam ga odlučila danas objaviti. Neke moje najdraže serije konačno su pustile nove sezone (Sherlock, Supernatural), ali otkrila sam i neke nove koji su me pozitivno iznenadili. Ovdje donosim kratak pregled svih, a voljela bih čuti i vaše preporuke!

1. BLACK MIRROR



This is my absolute favorite show as of this year, I think that alongside Hannibal it might be my all time favorite. Black mirror is a series in which each episode stands for itself, like a short film, and each episode delivers a different dark aspect of modern technology, whether it's social media addiction or overall alienation, it's always edgy and extremely dark. Some of my friends commented that Black Mirror was too depressing for them because of its extreme realism, but I personally loved it, it's unique, will definitely make you think and question your life. Screenwriters did an amazing job, each episode is creative in its own way and leaves you wanting more. Can't wait for next season :)

Najbolja serija koju sam gledala u ovoj godini, a vjerojatno može ući i na popis najdražih serija općenito. Black Mirror pokazuje tamnu stranu tehnološkog napretka, bilo da se radilo o opsesivnom marketingu ili ovisnosti o društvenim mrežama, svaka epizoda je dosta mračna i izazovna. Neki prijatelji su mi se požalili da im je serija malo predepresivna za gledanje, no iako je istina da je zaista teška, meni je kvaliteta ipak na dosta velikoj razini da sam ju nastavila gledati s užitkom. Scenaristi su odradili odličan posao, svaka epizoda je posebna i natjerat će vas na promišljanje. Jedva čekam iduću sezonu. :) 

2. SCORPION



I stumbled upon Scorpion completely accidentally, but I loved it. A series that focuses on four geniuses solving world threats while working for the Homeland security. It's often funny, sometimes hilarious, the cases they're solving are different from episode to episode but what I liked the most is the choice of actors - they work together perfectly and although Scorpion isn't a major quality series like aforementioned Black Mirror, it's still super fun to watch when you just want to relax. You might like it if you're a fan of Criminal Minds ;)

Škorpion je serija na koju sam slučajno naletjela i nisam ništa od nje očekivala, a na kraju mi se baš jako svidjela. U njoj četiri genijalca, svaki za jedno područje, rješavaju slučajeve koje im zadaje Domovinska sigurnost. Često se nađu u komičnim situacijama, ali i onima opasnim za život, tako da ne manjka akcije ni zabave. Ono što me najviše osvojilo su likovi, odlično si pašu kao tim, lako se za njih vezati i to je ono što me najviše tjera dalje gledati. Kvaliteta nije jednaka kao kod gore spomenutog Black Mirrora, ali je super za opustiti se nakon napornog dana. Ako volite Zločinačke umove, mislim da bi vam se mogla svidjeti i ekipa iz Škorpiona :) 


3. SHERLOCK BBC - SEASON 4



Sherlock -finally- released a new season and after all this waiting I was left...immensely dissapointed. The new Sherlock is nothing like the old one, I have a feeling like they wanted to change so much that they forgot everything that was good about previous seasons. I used to love Sherlock, it was my number one series, but this season has been a total let down, apart from the last episode which was somehow special and alright I guess. Give it a try but don't expect too much.

Moj dragi, omiljeni Sherlock mi je priredio divno iznenađenje u četvrtoj sezoni koja me toliko razočarala da sam maltene razbila ekran nakon prve epizode. Doslovno su odustali od svega što ih je prije činilo odličnom serijom i krenuli u meni vrlo zbunjujućem smjeru. Izuzev zadnje epizode koja je dosta kvalitetna, prve dvije su takve da sam jedva čekala da završe. Nadam se da će vama ipak dojmovi biti bolji, ali bojim se da je Sherlocku kakvom znamo došao kraj. 

4. MASTER OF NONE



I was looking for a new comedy series and found this show. You'll know it's good when you hear that the main star is Aziz Ansari, a brilliant comedian and a famous Parks & Recreation actor. This is a really weird show that follows his life so it's not a pure comedy, also has some drama elements, but it's all very light and easy to watch. I personally enjoyed it, and you might consider giving it a go if you're into more intelligent comedies. 

Tražeći nove komedije koje bih mogla gledati, na Netflixu sam naletjela na Master of None. Glavni glumac i zvijezda serije je Aziz Ansari, odlični komičar i lik kojeg svi znate iz Parks i Recreationa. Master of None je dosta čudna serija koja prati život mladog indijskog glumca u New Yorku. Pomalo je biografska, ima elemente komedije, ali i drame, meni je odlično sjela, a mislim da će se svidjeti svima koji vole malo inteligentniji humor. 


What tv shows are you currently watching? Which ones would you recommend?

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Why bad comments are (sometimes) good (and how to learn from your failure)

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You have heard it many times. The fact that someone talks badly about you only means you’ve got something they’re jealous off which undoubtedly means you’ve succeeded in life. In fact it means you’re better than that person, right? Why else would they bother talking about you at all. That reasoning never set well with me and I’ll tell you why. I’m a true believer in rational thought and seeing things as bluntly as possible – because the simplest possible solution is usually the right one, as math teaches us. So if someone keeps receiving negative feedback and keeps convincing himself that he is in fact a great person who others see wrongly, high chances are he’s not the person he thinks he is and others aren’t the problem, he is (or she). 

Whenever you post something online and whenever you expose yourself to public – you open a huge pool of possible criticism. Sometimes those critics are positive and sometimes they’re negative. Sometimes they’re simply rude and other times they make you feel like you’re the most special snowflake in the universe – the only rule is, they’re diverse as are the people posting them. So what can we learn from that? Well what is true is the fact that if people are open to commenting you –as if you weren’t there- means that they do perceive you as some sort of public figure or celebrity. The closer you are to someone, the less chances are of them commenting you honestly or directly. People are just like that sometimes, they depend on recognition and appraisal from their peers so they wouldn’t want to hear those critics back. They don’t want reciprocation because that would only lower their dopamine levels and make them feel – well, sad at least. Whereas with celebrities there really isn’t any reciprocity, right? I mean it’s not like Kim Kardashian or Donald Trump will ever respond to you. No, as far as you’re concerned, those aren’t real people at all. One of the facts bloggers opinions are valued as much as they are is precisely the fact that they’re –not- celebrities – no, they’re perceived as a bridge between ‘real’ people and those too high up the social scale to be considered real (though they really are, too). So what can we learn from that? When someone comments your blog posts negatively, unless he’s a maniacal sociopath, high chances are he/she is seeing you as someone who would never respond back to him or engage in a conversation with them as their friends were. In other words, he really sees you as successful. What does success really means? Well a large part of success is your public image or what others see you as. That’s why people hire PR officers, to help them spike that image up. So yes, in a way, being treated negatively online if you’re a blogger probably does mean you did accomplish something.

But.

It doesn’t mean those comments are there to be ignored. It doesn’t mean they’re untrue. In fact, whatever your readers or your audience thinks of you or your work is precisely the sort of thing you should focus on. Unless you’re a narcissist and are willing to destroy yourself through denial – criticism can be very indicative and helpful. If 9/10 people tell you that you use too much makeup or that your images are blurry, they’re probably not haters, they’re your opportunity to learn and grow. 


Čuli ste to mnogo puta. Sama činjenica da se o vama govori loše bez iznimke znači da imate nešto što ta osoba nema i na što je ljubomorna tj. znači da ste u životu uspjeli. Zapravo, znači da ste sigurno bolji od te osobe, zar ne? Zašto bi inače pričali o vama uopće. To rezoniranje mi nikad nije u potpunosti sjelo jer volim racionalnu misao i gledam stvari (koliko mogu) onako kakve one jesu – najjednostavnije rješenje najčešće je ono najtočnije kako nas je naučila matematika. Tako da ako neka osoba konstantno prima negativne povratne informacije i stalno se uvjerava da je on zapravo odlična osoba koju drugi pogrešno vide, velika šansa je da on nije osoba kakva misli da je i da drugi nisu problem, on je (ili ona).

Kad god nešto objavimo online i eksponiramo se nebrojeno širokoj publici, otvaramo i velik bazen mogućih kritika. Nekad su one pozitivne, nekad negativne. Nekad su samo bezobrazne i nepristojne, a nekad vas čine najsretnijim osobama u svemiru – jedino pravilo je da su raznolike, kao i ljudi koji ih postaju. Što možemo naučiti od toga? Istina je da ako nas ljudi komentiraju na način kao da mi nismo tamo da nas vjerojatno doživljavaju kao nekakvu javnu ličnost. Internet općenito pojačava te razlike i pomaže u prividu udaljenosti od drugih. Što smo nekom bliži, manja je šansa da će nas otvoreno negativno komentirati. Zašto? Jer ljudi su takvi, ovisni o mišljenjima njihovih prijatelja i kolega, tako da nipošto ne bi voljeli te kritike primiti natrag. Ne žele reciprocitet jer to bi spustilo razinu njihovog dopamina i učinilo ih nesretnima u najmanju ruku. Dok sa poznatim osobama reciprocitet niti ne postoji. Kolika je šansa da će nam Kim Kardashian ili Donald Trump odgovoriti na hejtersku poruku? Zapravo, dok ju šaljemo, odgovor ni ne očekujemo. Zato što odgovor ne očekujemo, zato ju i šaljemo. Takve osobe niti ne doživljavamo kao stvarne ljude. To je jedan od razloga zašto su blogerska mišljenja na većoj cijeni ponekad od onih koja daju razne poznate osobe. Blogere se i dalje smatra stvarnim osobama ili bar nekakvim mostom između stvarnosti i svijeta slavnih. Što dakle možemo učiti iz toga? Ako nas netko komentira na negativan način, osim ako je manijakalni sociopat, vjerojatno nas ne percipira kao nekog sebi bliskog. Vjerojatno nas gleda kao nekog uspješnog, nekog tko je predaleko da bi uzvratio. Što uspjeh uopće znači? Pa velik dio uspjeha je upravo naš javni imidž – ono kako nas drugi vide. Zato ljudi i zapošljavaju PR stručnjake koji pomažu u bildanju tog imidža. Tako da da, ako vas publika ponekad ošamari negativnim komentarom, vjerojatno je to zaista znak da ste nešto i postigli.

Ali.

To nikako ne znači da su ti komentari tu da ih ignoriramo. Ne znači da nisu istiniti. Zapamtite to. Zapravo, što vaša publika misli o vama i vašem radu upravo je ona stvar do koje vam najviše treba biti stalo. Osim ako patite or narcizma i uništavate se kroz nijekanje istine – kritike su vrlo korisne i indikativne. Ako vam 9/10 ljudi kaže da koristite previše šminke ili da su vam slike premutne, vjerojatno nisu hejteri, oni su vam prilika za rast, razvoj i učenje.

Voljela bih čuti i vaša mišljenja o ovoj temi tako da pozivam sve da se uključe u komentiranje ovdje i na FB stranici :)

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My top 5 last-minute Christmas gift ideas

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Picking out gifts for your loved ones is always a challenge so I decided to prepare a post with a few of my favorite things (five to be precise) for giving out this holiday season. All of the gift ideas mentioned below are a good fit for both males and females so I didn't include any makeup / girly stuff because I know that's always the easiest thing to buy but in case you want to try something a bit different this year, this list will help you make a decision.

Birati darove za najdraže uvijek je izazov tako da sam odlučila prirediti jedan brzinski post u kojem navodim neke od najdražih stvari koje volim poklanjati/darivati drugima u ovom blagdanskom vremenu. Svi navedeni darovi podjednako će odgovarati muškarcima i ženama ili se barem meni tako činilo kada sam slagala ovu listu. Dakle, krenimo:

1. Perfumes 

Whether you're having to pick out a present for your boyfriend or best girl friend, your mother or grandfather, a high quality perfume is always a good choice. If you think about it, no one likes to spend that much money on themselves, yet everyone needs it and loves to smell nice. You only have to be careful and research the taste of the person you're purchasing the gift for because scents are a delicate thing and we differ when it comes to our preferences in them.

Dobar parfem uvijek je lijep poklon, bilo da se radilo o najboljoj prijateljici, dečku, baki ili roditeljima. Jedna je od onih stvari koje si uvijek želimo, a rijetko sami sebi kupujemo, stoga mislim da bi ste s ovim mogli razveseliti zaista svakoga. Kada bolje razmislite, nitko ne voli trošiti toliku količinu novca na nešto što će sam sebi kupiti, a opet svi volimo lijepo mirisati. Jedino je kod ovakvih poklona potreban dodatan oprez s obzirom da nam se ukusi u mirisima uvelike razlikuju i bolje je istražiti preference osobe koju darujemo nego da pogriješimo. 

2. Books

The truth is, you can't give a book to just anyone, some people are hardcore readers while others simply don't like it and would perhaps prefer for you to take them to the movies instead. But, every bookworm you know will probably love it and you can't go wrong if you know their taste. Books are also not that expensive to buy and will probably help the person remember you whenever they read that piece.

Istinu govoreći, knjige baš i ne možemo pokloniti svakome odnosno neće im se svatko jednako radovati. Iz mog iskustva, ljudi im se ili jako vesele ili su indiferentni prema njima, stoga bi bilo dobro znati čitalačke navike osobe koju darujete prije nego se odlučite na ovakav poklon. No, ako pogodite, to je jedan od najboljih darova koje možete dati jer ćete osobi pokloniti ne samo nešto materijalno, već i sjećanja, uspomene koje će ih asocirati na vas kad god se sjete ili ponovno pročitaju tu knjigu.

3. Manicure sets

This is also something no one will probably buy for himself but we all need it – a good manicure set which will serve its purpose and that's easy to carry around on trips. 

Setovi za manikuru su još jedna od stvari koje si sami rijetko kupujemo, a uvijek nam trebaju - posebno oni kvalitetniji koji su lako prijenosni na eventualnim putovanjima. 

4. Fun gifts that you can play with

By „fun gifts that you can play with“ I'm considering all of those weird, peculiar things you might get for someone and they will be able to use it more than once in a fun way – for example Neocube, a cube made out of small but powerful magnets you can rearrange in any way you want and make different shapes. Computer games are also in this category, and what's more important – you can play them together with this other person. Also, unique collectible chess sets and any other table top game you can imagine. 

Pod ovom sam kategorijom zamislila bilo koji proizvod s kojim se moguće igrati - bilo da se radilo o kompjuterskim igrama, društvenim igrama koje su odličan poklon za prijatelje jer ih kasnije možete koristiti na zajedničkim druženjima. Ovdje se mogu naći i unikatni setovi za šah ukoliko mislite da bi druga strana bila zainteresirana za tako nešto ili bilo koji high tech / mechanic gadgeti. Meni se osobno jako sviđa Neocube, kocka sačinjena od vrlo jakih magnetnih kuglica koje možete preslagivati na razne načine i od njih slagati različite oblike. 

5. Experiences 

People are usually cheap when it comes to spending money on their own luxury experiences – very few of us will treat ourselves to a massage or a full body depilation, a spa weekend and so on. But it's a perfect gift, especially if you know that the person has had a rough time lately, it will probably make them feel a lot better than any material gift might.

Iskustveni pokloni su nešto s čim će svatko biti zadovoljan jer vjerujem da su rijetki oni od nas koji će si samovoljno uplatiti masažu / manikuru / odlazak u welness, a opet zaista bi nam dobro došlo to dobiti zar ne? Tako da smatram da je ovo jedan od savršenih i sve popularnijih poklona u zadnje vrijeme, a kategorije su raznovrsne - od ulaznica za kino i kazalište do spa-vikenda u nekim toplicama.

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Catrice Kaviar Gauche eyeshadow palette - Iris Sauvage

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Catrice limited collections are always interesting and some of the most creative ones in the beauty industry. Kaviar Gauche collection has already been surpassed by two new ones, but I wanted to take some time to test out the palette properly. Other than that, this collection contained a glam black makeup bag, a golden cream eyeliner, a highlighter and an array of lipsticks and nail polishes. 

Catrice limitirane kolekcije uvijek su mi zanimljive i jedne od najkreativnijih koje se mogu naći u drogerijama. Kaviar Gauche kolekcija inspirirana je luksuzom, zlatom i baršunom, a danas ću recenzirati paletu sjenila pod nazivom Iris Sauvage. Iako su kolekciju već zamijenile druge dvije na policama dućana, htjela sam s vama podijeliti dojmove nakon pravilnog testiranja jer mislim da zaslužuje mjesto na blogu. Osim ove palete, kolekcija je sadržavala i glamuroznu crnu torbicu za makeup, zlatni tuš za oči u kremi (koji može biti i sjenilo), highlighter i velik izbor lakova i ruževa za nokte.



Iris Sauvage consists of three matt and one pearly shade and they're all designed to help you make an en everyday, but still luxury makeup look. Shades itself are nameless but they all look very pretty inside a luxurious looking box that is probably one of the best ones I've had when it comes to makeup palettes - it is black with golden velvety engravings on top. As far as the pigmentation goes, I'm not too happy, the darker shades are rich in pigment but the lighter ones are barely visible, and that's a shame because they all look so pretty inside the box. Unfortunately, this palette is no longer available for purchase, so I included some pictures from the current Catrice collections in this post so you can see them and maybe catch them before they're gone.

Iris Sauvage sadrži tri mat i jednu sjajnu nijansu, a sve zajedno čine savršen kvartet za kreiranje svakodnevnih, ali glamuroznih makeup lookova. Nijanse nemaju posebne nazive, a upakirane su u divnu crnu kutiju s ugraviranim baršunastim zlatnim reljefom. Mislim da nikad nisam imala ljepšu paletu što se pakiranja tiče. Pigmentacija joj nažalost nije jača strana - tamnije nijanse su dosta dobro vidljive, ali ove svjetlije, posebno ova najsvjetlija, jedva su primjetne, što mi je stvarno žao jer su u kutiji stvarno lijepe. Nažalost, paleta više nije dostupna za kupovinu, ali sam zato stavila u post dva videa sa nadolazećim / trenutnim kolekcijama koje je Catrice lansirao na police drogerija - ako vam se što svidi, požurite da i to ne nestane. :) 

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