Afrodita Shave & Shower Gel

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I rarely do posts on shower gels, mostly because I go through them fast and I don't have any special requirements regarding them. The biggest one is that they provide freshness, cleanliness and that my skin is relatively soft / not irritated afterwards. However, I've been intrigued by the title of this product as it is promoted as 2 in 1 type of gel – the one that will get you clean and also serve as a shaving cream. Afrodita's Shave & Shower gel is enriched with natural argan, jojoba and macadamia oils which help keep your skin hydrated long after it's been towel dried. it's oily in texture and very similar to much more expensive L'Occitane's signature almond shower oil. I've been very pleased with the results after shaving because the texture of the gel helped with my razor action and it also left my skin feel soft, nourished and not irritated. The scent of Afrodita's Shave and Shower gel is natural, musky and nutty, it smells like fresh almonds or walnuts, very comforting and satisfying for cold autumn nights. I'm safe to say that it is one of the more pleasant shower products I've used so far and I would most certainly repurchase it.

Rijetko pišem postove o gelovima za tuširanje, ponajviše jer ih brzo trošim i jer zapravo nemam posebne zahtjeve od njih, a ni očekivanja – važno mi je da čiste, da su nježni i da imaju ugodan miris. Sam naziv ovog proizvoda odmah me zaintrigirao i veselila sam se isprobavanju s obzirom da u zadnje vrijeme primjećujem sve više 2 u 1 proizvoda, a nikad ustvari nisam sigurna oko njihove kvalitete i vjerodostojnosti takvog marketinga dok ih ne isprobam. Afrodita Shave & Shower gel upravo je ono što mu i naziv sugestira – služi kao čistilica, ali se i pjena koju stvara može koristiti kod depiliranja. Sastoji se od prirodnih ulja makadamije, jojobe i argana te je vrlo ugodne, uljne teksture koja podsjeća na puno skuplji L'Occitaneov uljni gel za tuširanje. Vrlo sam zadovoljna njegovim efektom i uistinu pomaže kod depilacije jer britvica uz njega nekako lakše klizi i kasnije je koža nahranjena, mekana i njegovana. Miris Afroditinog Shave & Shower gela je ugodan, orašast, podsjeća na svježe bademe ili orahe, vrlo je umirujuć i odlično pristaje uz topli tuš i ove hladne jesenske noći koje su nas okružile. Mogu sa sigurnošću reći da je ovo jedan od boljih proizvoda za tuširanje koje sam koristila i svakako bih ga preporučila svim tipovima kože.


INGREDIENTS / SASTOJCI:

Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Chloride, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Polyquaternium-10, Parfum, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylchloroisothiazolinone
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Sleek LIP VIP Lipstick – Private Booth

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Out of all of my reviews, writing those related to lip products is my favorite thing to do. And that's mostly because I rotate lipsticks most often and I wear them on a daily basis. In these last few months I've been using nude lipsticks even as a replacement for lip balms and I've been satisfied with the results and hydratation they provide. Of course, in the winter time, my lips will need additional protection. I accidentally encountered Sleek's Private Booth while searching for nude peachy shades. It's a part of a LIP VIP collection which consists of many more beautiful and wearable colors. As soon as I tried it out, I knew I'd buy it. The shade itself is a real subtle, gentle peachy pink, very similar to YSL Rouge Volupte's Peach Passion and W'n'W Just Peachy lipsticks. It would probably look best with a complementary blush shade and not too dramatic eye makeup.

Nekako od svih recenzija, najviše volim pisati one koje opisuju ruževe jer su to jedni od proizvoda koje najčešće mijenjam i najradije nosim. Zapravo se ne mogu sjetiti dana u kojem nisam imala barem balzam na usnama, a najčešće u zadnje vrijeme balzame mijenjam hidratantnim nude ruževima. Sleekov Private Booth dio je kolekcije „LIP VIP“ koja krije još mnoštvo predivnih i vrlo nosivih nijansi. U Muelleru sam bila u potrazi za nude breskvasto rozim ružem i kad sam vidjela kako ova nijansa izgleda na mojoj koži, znala sam da ga moram uzeti. Radi se o vrlo nježnoj, ali vidljivoj boji breskve, koja zapravo u sebi ne sadrži ekstremno žute podtonove kao što je slučaj kod MAC Shy Girl, već se ispod ovih toplijih tonova kriju i nešto hladniji, ružičasti. Radi toga podsjeća u velikoj mjeri na zamjenu za YSL Rouge Volupte u nijansi Peach Passion.  Također, sličan mu je i W'n'W Just Peachy.  Najbolje će izgledati uz lagana rumenila sličnog tona te jednostavno naglašene oči jer se u toj kombinaciji zapravo najviše može istaknuti.



It's very similar to MAC's Cremesheen lipsticks in texture – creamy, a bit dry, but pleasant on the lips and half matte when applied. I would personally prefer if it was a bit more creamy and hydrating but being matte as it is, it definitely lasts long enough to survive all of your drinking and eating during the day. I'm thinking of buying a few more from the LIP VIP collection since their quality can be compared to much more expensive products and the price is great – 10$.

Vrlo je sličan MAC Cremesheen ruževima po teksturi - kremasti, pomalo suh nakon nekog vremena, ali svejedno ugodan i prirodan na usnama - polu mat nakon aplikacije. Voljela bih da je možda mrvicu mekši i hidratantniji, ali drago mi je da zaista dugo potraje zahvaljujući ovakvoj teksturi - izdržat će i jelo i piće tokom dana. Vjerujem da ću se počastiti još kojim ružem iz ove kolekcije jer su nijanse zaista inovativne, a cijena odlična - 60 kn.




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Catrice Limited edition - Sound of Silence: Catrice Fluid Glow - C01 Golden Spirit

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Although summer's coming to an end, I still have lots of reviews waiting to be done, that are all related to summer products. One of these includes this gorgeous Catrice Cosmetics liquid highlighter called Fluid Glow. This highlighter can be applied solo or in combination with foundation - which I would definitely recommend. This was my first time trying out liquid highlighters and I enjoyed using it, it was unusually easy. 

Iako se ljeto bliži kraju, moram još završiti dosta recenzija koje se odnose na ljetne proizvode. Jedna od njih uključuje ovaj divni Catrice Cosmetics tekući highlighter - Fluid Glow. Može se koristiti samostalno ili u kombinaciji sa podlogom, što bih svakako preporučila. Ovo mi je bio prvi put da koristim tekući highlighter i dosta mi se svidio taj tip proizvoda i način korištenja. Fluid Glow ima malu pumpicu koja je dosta zgodna i zahvaća dosta tekućine koja izgleda poput tekućeg zlata. Vrlo mala količina dovoljna je za pristojan sjaj koji zaista izgleda glamurozno.


My all time favorite highlighter (same as almost everyone's) is the Balm's Mary Loumanizer and I never had any needs for other highlighters besides this one. However, I do like shiny makeup products and I needed one that had gold shimmery tones, unlike Mary Lou which is more silvery / beige. In my opinion, this is a perfect product for summer time, combined with a subtle bronzer it will give you that sun kissed glam look. The only downfall is the fact that the product came as part of a limited edition called "Sound of Silence". So unfortunately you won't be able to get it in most drugstores, but it can still be found online. The price is amazing - as always with Catrice - 31,90 kn or ~5$. 

Moj najdraži highlighter svih vremena (kao i svima valjda) je Balm'ov Mary Loumanizer - i nikada nisam imala potrebe ni za jednim drugim osim ovog. No, zaista volim sjajne/šljokičaste makeup proizvode i trebao mi je jedan zlaćanog podtona, za razliku od Mary Lou koji je srebrnast / bež. Po mom mišljenju, ovo je savršen proizvod za ljetno doba,  kada je uostalom i lansiran, a posebno u kombinaciji sa suptilnim bronzerom, daje jedan divni glamurozni look. Jedini minus je što je proizvod dio limitirane kolekcije "Sound of Silence" te ga se više ne može pronaći na policama drogerija. No sigurna sam da ga i dalje možete naći online, a mislim da se više nego isplati za tu cijenu (31,90 kn). 


Koji je Vaš najdraži highlighter? Jeste li isprobali ovaj?
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First impressions: L'Oreal Serioxyl & Ever Creme 6 in 1 Cleansing Balm

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I have to admit that I'm fairly obsessed with my hair since as long as I can remember. And it's because my hair was never easy to handle - it's nice in texture, smooth and shiny, but also gets greasy easily (second day at most) and it never had any volume that I wanted. That being said, with years, it became damaged from different hair dyes and highlights - and needless to say blow drying didn't help. With all of that in mind, I spent years looking for the perfect shampoo. Conditioners are not that hard to find, but a good shampoo that will make my hair clean and stay clean longer while preserving it's natural shine and not making it frizzy is especially rare to find. That was when I discovered L'Oreal Ever Riche line and also their professional hair salon range of products. I've tried Pro Keratin Refill and Volumetry and they're both great - Volumetry was especially close to my holy grail shampoo product that I've been trying to find. Recently I visited a nail salon where the owner recommended L'Oreal's Serioxyl shampoo & serum to me and I decided to buy it (I instantly liked the scent - fresh mint oil).  Also a few days prior to that I've encountered a new product at a local Muller drugstore - L'Oreal Ever Creme 6 in 1 Cleansing Balm & Shampoo (it's both a shampoo and a conditioner in one product). Today I decided to give you a brief opinions on these two products as I've been quite pleased with both of them.

Moram priznati da sam pomalo opsjednuta svojom kosom otkako pamtim. A to je zbog činjenice da mi je kosa dosta zahtjevna, barem za moj ukus - ima ok teksturu, glatka je i sjaji se, ali je i tanka i brzo se masti te nikada nije imala volumen kojeg sam toliko željela. Također s godinama je postala oštećena bojanjem i pramenovima, a ne moram napominjati da nije pomoglo ni sušenje fenom (koje mi je neizbježno). Potraga za savršenim šamponom trajala je godinama, uz prolazne zaljubljenosti u razne brendove. Tek kada sam zahvaljujući Essie Button (super blogerica + youtuberica) otkrila L'Oreal Ever Riche liniju shvatila sam da postoji nešto što je kao skrojeno za moj tip kose. Također tad sam se bacila u temeljitije istraživanje L'Oreal profesionalne salonske linije šampona i isprobala Pro Keratin Refill i Volumetry linije koje su obje sjajne. Volumetry je posebno odgovarao mom tipu kose, a Pro Keratin Refill je savršen za dubinski oštećenu kosu. Nedavno sam posjetila salon za nokte gdje mi je vlasnica preporučila Serioxyl šampon i serum iz L'Orealove professionnel linije i ostala sam odmah oduševljena mirisom proizvoda. Par dana prije toga u Muelleru sam uzela L'Oreal Ever Creme 6 u 1 šampon i balzam (u jednom proizvodu je i šampon i regenerator) te sam danas odlučila podijeliti prve dojmove s vama. 

L'Oreal Professionnel Serioxyl Shampoo (15$ - professional hair salons)


If you're a lover of minty, fresh flavors and scents you're gonna have to try this shampoo. It smells as if you're bathing in a mint tea with rosemary. The scent is really strong and piercing, for me personally, it's great in those mornings when you can't seem to wake up easily; and if I had to use one term to explain it - I'd say herbal delight. All things minty instantly make me feel better, cleaner and happier, so finding a shampoo that has a naturally strong fragrance like this one was a huge thing for me. Serioxyl is a professional line used in hair salons and is meant for those who have weak, thin hair that gets greasy easily and that's been damaged. This shampoo will help your hair become alive and strong again, while making it extra clean and nourished. It should also help prevent hair loss. I would definitely recommend a stronger conditioner with this shampoo - as it cleans so thoroughly that it will remove all sebum and oils from your hair so if your hair is dry it might need some additional conditioning after using it. I will continue using it and will probably come back with a more detailed review, but for now, this is the best shampoo I've ever used - a perfect base for all of your additional hair styling. It also provides better volume than Volumetry line so keep it in mind as well. 

Ako volite miris mentola i svježinu u kosi nakon pranja morat ćete isprobati ovaj šampon. Znam da se mnogi kod nas reklamiraju kao šamponi mentol mirisa, ali nikad zapravo do sada nisam naišla na neki koji bi zaista opravdao takav marketing. Serioxyl linija obogaćena je uljem prirodne mente i vjerujem da taj prodirući miris dolazi upravo od samog sastava proizvoda, a ne umjetnih parfemskih dodataka. Već od prvog korištenja voljela sam s njim prati kosu jer me odmah razbudi, popravi raspoloženje, a i istovremeno umiri i pripremi za dan koji me čeka (menta ima ovakav učinak i inače, zato je čaj od nje izuzetno dobar za anksiozne osobe). Ovaj šampon pomaže kosi da živne i dobije prirodnu lepršavost, dok je istovremeno nevjerojatno čista i glatka. Dubinsko čišćenje jedan je od glavnih aduta ove linije, šampon mi iz kose makne sav višak drugih proizvoda, sebum i masnoću koja se nakuplja na tjemenu te je ona nakon njega pripremljena za sve daljnje tretmane. Upravo radi ovoga smatram ga odličnim baznim šamponom na kojeg se super nadopunjuju maske i regeneratori. Nastavit ću s korištenjem i vraćam se s opširnijom recenzijom nakon što potrošim cijelo pakiranje jer me zanimaju i dugotrajni efekti ovog šampona. Također, meni je ovaj šampon pružio bolji volumen nego Volumetry linija pa obratite pažnju na to. 

L'Oreal Ever Creme 6 in 1 Cleansing Balm (8$ - Muller drugstores)


Embarrassing as it is to admit - I had no idea I was purchasing a product that was both a shampoo and a conditioner in one. In fact, I never knew products like this existed (you learn something new each day). I thought I was purchasing a regular shampoo from this line that has changed packaging and went to some minor re-branding. So what does it mean to have two products in one? It means saving a lot of time. However - there are some small downsides to this. This is not a shampoo that will clean heavily greasy hair. For that you'll need Serioxyl mentioned above or something stronger. But for someone whose hair is not too dirty and who's been washing it often, this is a great product to use in between washes or perhaps on those days when you just want your hair to rest from heavy cleansing. I've personally used it on those working days when I know I'll just be in office all day or on those weekends when you still want clean hair but don't need longevity or extreme freshness. The balm part of the product is better  - it really makes my hair soft, shiny and smooth. That's why I've developed a great combo - I usually use Serioxyl first - to thoroughly wash my hair and then this balm for second washing and a nice, subtle conditioning effect. Not to be confused - yes, this really functions as both a shampoo and a conditioner - your hair will be clean after using it and you can rely on it in most daily situations. 

Koliko god mi neugodno bilo priznati - nisam zapravo znala da kupujem 2 u 1 proizvod dok nisam došla doma i pročitala opis na etiketi. Na prvu mi je djelovalo kao da je moja omiljena linija promijenila pakiranje iz tube u ono sa pumpicom i u naletu uzbuđenja kupila šampon. No zapravo sam istovremeno kupila i regenerator. Što zapravo znači imati dva proizvoda u jednom i kako je to moguće? Zapravo, to znači uštedu vremena koja će super doći svima koji nemaju pretjerano zahtjevnu kosu. Ipak, ovakav proizvod ima male nedostatke - ovo nije šampon koji će dubinski oprati kosu kao Serioxyl spomenut gore. Dobar je za one koji ju peru svaki dan ili kojima treba samo mali popravak, a ne temeljito čišćenje. Ja ga koristim vikendom ili kad znam da u uredu mogu pustiti kosu da se odmara i da neću imati nekakav posebno ozbiljan event za kojeg trebam "savršenu kosu". No zašto onda kupiti ovaj proizvod? Po meni je odličan jer zaista funkcionira kao blagi šampon i dosta jak regenerator u jednom. U vrlo malo vremena kosa je oprana i spremna za ostatak dana, a i da se ne zabrinete, zaista će biti čista, samo će se eventualno brže zamastiti nego s nekim jačim šamponom. Sa svim rečenim, razvila sam super kombinaciju - obično prvo koristim Serioxyl i onda za drugo pranje ovaj šampon koji mi je odmah i umjesto maske/njege. Zapravo sam dosta zadovoljna tom kombinacijom za sada, a za dublje dojmove pričekat ću da prođe još neko vrijeme.



Koji Vi trenutno šampon koristite? Jeste li isprobali ove proizvode?

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Lancôme VISIONNAIRE NUIT NIGHT CREAM

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This is one of those reviews that I've been looking forward to for days now - only because I'm eager to share with you all positive experiences with one of the best moisturizers I've tried so far. The only downfall to this night cream is its price - and I know that it's probably going to turn away many of you reading this. However, I would suggest looking out for discounts as it's really worthy the money - and on the other hand, it will last you for at least two-three months so saving up is one of the solutions as well. 

Ovo je jedna od onih recenzija kojoj se radujem već nekoliko dana - samo zato jer sam oduševljena dojmom kojeg je ova krema ostavila na mene te ga želim podijeliti s vama čim prije. Mogu slobodno reći da se radi o jednoj od najboljih krema koje sam probala do sada, toliko sam zadovoljna da ju nekad koristim i danju iako se radi o noćnoj kremi. Jedini negativan aspekt je cijena - većini će upravo ovo biti presudna odlika s obzirom da je zaista skupa (88 $). No, savjetovala bih da pratite popuste jer kad ju jednom kupite potrajat će par mjeseci sigurno, a s te strane, štednja je isto jedna od opcija jer se isplati uložiti u kvalitetan proizvod za njegu kože. 


Lancôme Visionnaire Nuit night cream comes in a beautiful, dark emerald jar with classical elegant silver engravings and with an unavoidable rose on top. The jar itself is carefully packed inside a white box - which is always great if you're traveling and you need to protect your products. You can see the ingredients and other useful information on the back of the white box. What is especially weird is that the cream doesn't have a specific scent - it's as neutral as can be, so I'm guessing even those of you with the most sensitive noses will appreciate it. 

Lancôme Visionnaire Nuit noćna krema dolazi u predivnoj, tamnoj smaragdnoj staklenci sa klasičnim elegantnim graviranim srebrnim slovima i naravno, ružom na vrhu. Sama staklenka je upakirana u bijelu kutiju što je meni uvijek pozitivno radi lakšeg prenošenja. Na pozadini kutije nalaze se sastojci i ostale informacije o kremi. Ono što je posebno neobično je da krema nema specifičan miris - ili ga barem ja ne osjetim - pa vjerujem da će se svidjeti i onima koji su izbirljivi po tom pitanju.


I usually apply it before going to bed - it is a night cream after all - and for those of us with longer nails, the awesome part is that it comes with a small spoon / spatula that helps you get just enough of the cream. Since its consistency is between oily and gel - you won't need a lot - a small almond sized amount will be more than enough for your whole face. I've never had a cream that had this gel-to-oil texture so it was really nice to try it out and I'm happy with the results. Since my skin is dry on the cheeks, and needs water, but doesn't appreciate heavy moisturizers, Lancôme Visionnaire Nuit was a perfect fit. My skin is smoother and hydrated in the mornings after using it. It also has anti age effects so I guess that's a positive trait even for mature skin.

Obično je nanosim prije odlaska u krevet, što je i logično s obzirom da se radi o noćnoj kremi. Za one od nas koji imaju duže nokte bit će pozitivan podatak da uz kremu dobijete i malu žlicu kojom možete zagrabiti točno onoliko količine koja je potrebna. S obzirom da se radi o vrlo posebnoj teksturi koja je inovativna i za sam brend  Lancôme - dakle krema je između gel i uljne, bio je užitak isprobati nešto tako posebno. Također zbog ovoga jako malena količina dovoljna je za cijelo lice - veličine badema, ne više, a rezultati ujutro su odlični. Koža mi ne trpi teške kreme, a ova joj daje taman potrebnu vlagu odnosno hidrataciju s hranjivim uljima bez da ju učini masnom. Krema također ima i anti age svojstva pa se preporuča i zrelijoj koži.


INGREDIENTS/SASTOJCI: 
WATER, GLYCERIN, GLYCINE SOJA OIL / SOYBEAN OIL, DIMETHICONE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, ALCOHOL DENAT., ISOCETYL STEARATE, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, POLYGLYCERYL-2 STEARATE, STEARYL HEPTANOATE, PEG-8 STEARATE, SORBITOL, CI 19140 / YELLOW 5, RIBES NIGRUM OIL / BLACK CURRANT SEED OIL, HYDROXYPALMITOYL SPHINGANINE, STEARYL CAPRYLATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, STEARIC ACID, STEARETH-100/PEG-136/HDI COPOLYMER, ADENOSINE, HAEMATOCOCCUS PLUVIALIS / HAEMATOCOCCUS PLUVIALIS EXTRACT, ALGAE EXTRACT, TRIETHANOLAMINE, PALMITIC ACID, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL / SUNFLOWER SEED OIL, AMMONIUM POLYACRYLDIMETHYLTAURAMIDE / AMMONIUM POLYACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE, LAMINARIA OCHROLEUCA EXTRACT, LIMONENE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, BENZYL SALICYLATE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, LINALOOL, 2-OLEAMIDO-1,3-OCTADECANEDIOL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC GLYCERIDES, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, GERANIOL, CERAMIDE 3, DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE, ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL, CETYL ALCOHOL, METHYLDIHYDROJASMONATE, VITREOSCILLA FERMENT, CITRONELLOL, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE

*Free of Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates.


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