Kawaii Box - unboxing & review!

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I'm ending this week with an unusual post that will, as I'm sure, capture your attention since I'll be talking about a special monthly subscription box - the one that delivers items you just can't find in most stores! The name of this beauty is Kawaii Box - and you can get it ordered here for 18,90$ a month. The shipping is free and each month you get different cute things shipped directly from the Asian market to your doorstep. I was very pleased with the contents of my box and I'm glad the Kawaii Box team chose my blog for this review/unboxing. Although most of the things received in box are not something adults would wear, it's very common in Japan and Korea to maintain this sort of "childish" or kawaii (cute) appearance throughout adulthood. Without further rambling, let's see the stuff that I got shall we?
 
Završavam ovaj mjesec i tjedan sa jednim neobičnim postom, a vjerujem da će vam zaokupiti pažnju jer ste pokazali interes već prilikom objava na mojoj fb stranici. Danas vam predstavljam jednu posebnu kutiju na koju se možete pretplatiti (ovdje) i primati ju na kućnu adresu svakog mjeseca - radi se o Kawaii Box - kutiji punoj slatkih iznenađenja sa azijskog tržišta. Treba li vam ovo sve? Naravno da ne, ali ipak se radi o jedinstvenoj prilici da isprobate nešto što kod nas ne možete kupiti po skroz razumnoj cijeni od oko 100 kuna. Dakle za taj iznos (besplatna poštarina) dobijete kutiju punu stvari - od kojih ćete neke rado koristiti, neke će igrati ulogu zanimljivih i unikatnih poklona, a kao što ćete vidjeti na kraju posta - neke možete i pojesti uz omiljeni film ili seriju :)
Iako je većina ovih stvari dosta "djetinjastog" karaktera i priliči djeci više nego odraslima, u Japanu (a i Koreji) je daleko i naširoko razvijena kawaii kultura gdje i odrasle žene i muškarci koriste i nose slatke, dječje uzorke u šarenim bojama i sa likovima iz omiljenih crtića ili reklama (lolita stil je jedan primjer toga). Pa krenimo!


What do we have here? I have to say that this Pink Roll Cake Plushie is my favorite thing out of all because it's just so cute and incredibly soft! I have no idea where I'll place it yet but I'm sure it will be a wonderful decoration for my pink&white room. You can also use him as a key/bag pendant because of the chain attached to its back.
The Emoticon Squishy & Dessert Mirror Charm are already a part of my keychain because they're small enough to fit into any pocket and I usually don't like keychains that are too long/large. You can also use these as mobile accessories and I'm sure they would look cute in all combinations.
 
Što imamo ovdje? Moram  reći da mi je ovaj Pink Roll Cake plišanac najdraži od sveg ostalog dobivenog jer inače padam na takve plišane igračke, a posebno ako su ružičaste i još ovako medene. Ne znam još kako ću ga koristiti - oni predlažu da se prikači na torbu, ali mislim da ću ga možda staviti kao ukras na policu s obzirom da mi je soba rozo-bijele boje. Ili ako nabavim neki zgodan ruksak u pastelnim bojama pa ga prikačim na njega? Što vi mislite? :D
Emoticon Squishy i Dessert Mirror Charm su još dva neobična proizvoda koja nalikuju na privjeske za mobitel, ali ja sam ih iskoristila za drugu svrhu i prikačila ih na ključeve. Jako su zgodni i nisu preveliki, a to mi je dosta važno jer ne volim imati prevelike, pre-glomazne privjeske koje ne mogu staviti u džep ili manju torbu.


One of my other favorite and most useful things in this bunch was this Polka Dot Clasp Purse. I'm using this for my coins and since it's quite small but "deep" inside it can store lots of money without being too large in my bag. Ribbon Eyeglass Frames are just too adorable and they remind me of Hello Kitty and I don't think I'll be wearing these in public but perhaps to fool around in my videos or at home. They're extremely well made and comfortable so I'm sure you could fit real glass lenses inside. The Pastel Shell Bracelet is a bit too childish for me so I will be forwarding it to my 9 year old niece who will enjoy it as I'm already sure, just hoping that the size will fit :)
 
Jedna od najkorisnijih (a i najljepših) stvari ovdje dobivenih je i ova malena torbica/novčanik sa točkicama (Polka Dot Clasp Purse). Slali su ih u dvije boje - koraljnoj i mentol, a meni je čak drago da sam dobila ovu drugu jer mi je jako draga ta boja od nedavno. Torbica je dosta duboka da stane hrpa kovanica u nju, a opet nije velika širinom i zauzima jako, jako malo prostora u torbi. Ribbon Eyeglass Frames - okviri za naočale sa Hello Kitty uzorkom još su jedna od neobičnih stvari iz kutije. Ne vjerujem da ću ih nositi u javnosti, ali možda posluže u svrhe snimanja nekog videa (već imam par ideja) ili ću ih nositi po kući da se malo blesiram. :) inače su dosta čvrsti i kvalitetno napravljeni pa možete u njih umetnuti i prava dioptrijska stakla bez problema.  Pastel Shell Bracelet narukvica pomalo je djetinjasta za moj ukus, ne nosim nakit ovog tipa, ali već je predbilježena za poklon mojoj devetogodišnjoj nećakinji kojoj će se jako svidjeti, sigurna sam.
 

I always wanted to have one of these Vintage Stamp Sets because I usually like office/stationery items and having my own personal stamp was just the loveliest idea. It works perfectly and I will be using it in my soon-to-be made scrapbook. The Korean Cartoon Pen is just a regular pen which I always run out of so I will be using it daily for my blog planning! And I also received some snacks in my box - the Rilakkuma Rice Crackers which are delicious and you can find that sort of taste here (spicy rice) so I was really sad that the sizes are that small, you only get 4-5 crackers in each bag. The foodie in me complains!
 
Uvijek sam htjela jedan od ovih starinskih setova s pečatima (Vintage Stamp Set) i jako mi je drago da su ga uključili u kutiju! Koristit ću ga za "štambiljanje" svog scrapbooka kojeg imam u planu napraviti uskoro. Korean Cartoon Pen je obična olovka, a takve uvijek trebam te su mi još draže kad su ovako slatkog dizajna. Dobro će mi doći za zapisivanje novih ideja u vezi bloga :) Također sam primila i nešto grickalica - Rilakkuma Rice Crackers - zaista odlični, ukusni, fino začinjeni, a lagani čips od riže, nažalost pakiranje je užasno malo za naše europske ukuse i mislim da to jedna osoba komotno može pojesti u dva zalogaja (pet krekera u pakiranju). Voljela bi da su došli u nešto većoj vrećici, ali eto možda ih naručim opet iz Japana :)


Since this is a beauty blog after all, I'm sure you will be most excited about this glow in the dark BK nail polish! I still haven't tried it out but I'm super interested to see the effect. I have never tried glow in the dark makeup before so this will be a real treat. Last but not least I received this Animal Sticker Set which will be perfect for my scrapbook notes :)
 
Ipak je ovo beauty blog pa vjerujem da će vas najviše zanimati ovaj BK lak za nokte koji svijetli u mraku! Nisam ga još isprobala, ali se jako veselim rezultatima. I za kraj - dobila sam i ovaj set naljepnica sa slatkim životinjicama (Animal Sticker Set) koje ću isto uključiti u nadolazeći scrapbook album. Ispod vam ostavljam popis svih stvari koje sam dobila u kutiji za ovaj mjesec i nadam se da sam vas barem malo zainteresirala za neke od ovih proizvoda s azijskog tržišta :)
 
 
 This is the complete item list from this month's Kawaii Box:
  • Rilakkuma Rice Crackers
  • Pink Roll Cake Plushie
  • Emoticon Squishy
  • Pastel Shell Bracelet
  • Ribbon Eyeglass Frames
  • BK Nail Polish
  • Animal Sticker Set
  • Korean Cartoon Character Pen
  • Vintage Stamp Set
  • Polka Dot Clasp Purse
  • Dessert Mirror Charm

*THIS BOX WAS A PR ITEM

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Wet n Wild - Knock on Wood palette

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Wet n Wild is one of those brands that constantly keeps proving how price doesn't always match the quality. Although people are used to cheaper=worse, it doesn't always have to be the case. My first encounter with their eye shadows was with the Silent Treatment palette which I loved for its nice pigmentation and beautiful colors. The Knock on Wood is a bit darker, more rustic version of it and I personally enjoy it even better. The colors remind me of those in the Naked 3 palette and as you will witness on the swatches, the pigmentation is not bad at all. I honestly haven't found drugstore eye shadows to be as pigmented as these ones are and this is a true discovery for everyone who doesn't want to spend tons of money on primers and expensive palettes to achieve a normal, visible, quality makeup looks. This eyeshadow palette has been sent to me by Wet n Wild Croatia for reviewing purposes and I cannot thank them enough for choosing these particular colors! Vintage, dusky rose and coppery shades are my favorites lately so this really came in like a nice and useful surprise.

Wet n Wild je jedan od onih brendova koji konstantno dokazuju kako cijena ne mora uvijek biti mjerilo kvalitete. Iako su ljudi navikli da je jeftinije=lošije, to nikako ne mora biti istina, a i često sam se sama opekla lošim iskustvom sa dosta skupim, poznatim - high end - brendovima. Moj prvi susret sa Wet n Wild paletama bio je kroz verziju "Silent Treatment" koja mi se odmah svidjela radi lijepih nijansi i dobre pigmentacije. Knock on Wood je nešto tamnija od ove prije spomenute - nijanse su malo više bakrenaste, zagasitije i zato mi je još više legla srcu. Boje me podsjećaju na one koje se mogu pronaći u UD Naked 3 paleti i kao što ćete vidjeti na swatchevima, pigmentacija ne zaostaje puno. Iskreno, do sad su mi drogerijska sjenila uvijek nekako bila slabije pigmentirana od marki kao što su spomenuti Urban Decay i Smashbox kojeg sam nedavno isprobala, no to s ovom paletom zaista nije slučaj - i mislim da je pravo otkriće za sve one koji žele pronaći dostojnu, kvalitetnu paletu bez da troše hrpu novca na skupe primere da bi postigli kvalitetan i vidljiv makeup look. Knock On Wood sam dobila u svrhe recenziranja od strane Wet n Wild Croatia i ovom prilikom im se zahvaljujem jer su zaista "potrefili" nijanse kakve bi i sama odabrala! Zagasito rozaste su mi omiljene u zadnje vrijeme tako da je ova paleta došla kao ugodno iznenađenje.



The palette consists of three shades: the browbone, highlighting color which is in this case a lovely bright pink, then the crease shade - bronzed brown and of course the eyelid color which is my favorite out of all three - a gorgeous marsala shade - dusty, coppery burgundy, depends on how you look at it. I think the name "rusty" would be appropriate and if you still haven't figured out what marsala means, google it - that's the Pantone's color of the year for 2015. and I'm quite happy to have found it in this miniature palette. What impressed me the most was the pigmentation - as you can see on the swatches it's quite remarkable! The swatches that I made on my arm are done without any primer whatsoever, so you can imagine how nice they would be if you had any. I usually wear them without. The longevity of the color can be prolonged by using various eye shadow bases and as I have witnessed - they look extremely nice when paired with Maybelline Color Tattoo shades. Although, they last for 3-4h even without any help. I would recommend this palette to everyone who is looking for soft, dusty rose shades and doesn't want to spend tons of money on Urban Decay masterpieces (although, I will never give up on praising them and if you can - they are worth every penny!). The price for this palette is around 6$ - a true bargain if you ask me.

Paleta se sastoji od tri nijanse: browbone boja za posvjetljivanje dijela ispod obrva - u ovom slučaju lijepa svijetlo ružičasta, nijansa za crease tj pregib kapka - brončano smeđa i moja najdraža nijansa koja bi trebala ići preko cijelog kapka - bakreno ljubičasto-rozasta, teška za opisati - ali ako guglate marsala nijansu (Pantone boja za 2015. godinu) to je otprilike to. Jako sam sretna da sam pronašla tu boju u paleti jer su mi u zadnje vrijeme baš ovakve nijanse nekako najdraže i mislim da mi dobro istaknu boju očiju, a i općenito mi se zimi sviđaju bordo i bakrenaste verzije ružičastih i ljubičastih sjenila i ruževa. Ono što me se najviše dojmilo kod palete je odlična pigmentiranost - kao što možete vidjeti na swatchevima koji su ovdje napravljeni bez ikakvog primera, direktno iz kutije. Vjerujem da možete zamisliti koliko lijepo izgledaju sa podlogom ili bazom - često ih koristim u kombinaciji sa Maybelline Color Tattoo sjenilima i onda stvarno dođu do punog izražaja, a i produži im se trajnost. Sama po sebi - trajnost im nije loša niti bez baze - meni izdrže oko 3-4h bez problema, a mislim da je to sasvim dovoljno, s time da uz bazu ta trajnost dođe do cjelodnevne. Preporučila bi ovu paletu od srca svima koji žele isprobati boje slične onima u Naked 3 paleti, a nemaju ili ne žele dati tu svotu novca za original (iako nikad neću odustati od tvrdnje da su Urban Decay ipak najkvalitetnija sjenila koja sam do sad isprobala). Cijena je oko 34kn u Dm drogerijama pa predlažem da ih proučite :)!






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Oriflame True Perfection - day & night moisturizer

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As I have mentioned numerous times on this blog and my fb page, I have a very complicated skin. It's quite demanding and has a mind of its own sometimes so it's incredibly hard for me to find the right care and the proper treatment. My skin is dry/combination type - it's really dry on my cheeks, normal to even greasy on the t-zone but sometimes dry at all places. Besides that, it's quite sensitive -  prone to redness and allergies, occasional hormonal acne and so on. I try to take good care of my skin by cleaning it regularly, removing my makeup before going to bed, drinking water instead of juices, using light water based moisturizers and so on but still, it's hard to manage. When Oriflame sent me these creams, I wasn't sure if it would be a good idea to use them because of the aforementioned problems. But I decided to give them a try anyhow and these are my impressions after one month of using them.

Kao što sam već nebrojeno puta spomenula i na blogu i na fb stranici, imam dosta kompliciranu kožu. Zahtjevna je i ponekad mi se čini da ima vlastiti um i volju tako da mi je jako teško pronaći odgovarajući tretman. Koža mi je mješovita/naginje suhoj - dosta je dehidrirana na obrazima, normalna, a nekad i masna na t-zoni, a ponekad skroz suha posvuda do te mjere da počinje pucati. Uz to sve, imam problema sa crvenilom, pucanjem kapilara, ponekad i alergijama, a sklona je i hormonskim aknama tu i tamo, posebno na području brade. Radi svih tih problema, trudim se održavati kožu u nekom balansu, čistim ju redovito, uvijek skidam šminku prije spavanja, a i tokom dana ako sam kod kuće cijeli dan, trudim se piti vodu i zeleni čaj umjesto slatkih sokova, koristim hidratantne kreme na bazi vode, no opet, tu i tamo bude teško održati ju u toj ravnoteži. Iz tog razloga ne volim često mijenjati rutinu njege no pristala sam isprobati Oriflame proizvode jer su mi se po opisu činili ok i ovo su nekakva moja prva razmišljanja nakon mjesec dana korištenja.


True Perfection Perfecting Day


This is a daily moisturizer from the Oriflame's new collection - supposedly gives hydration and makes your skin more radiant and refreshed. This formula is supposed to make stressed skin more relaxed and go back to its former, healthier state. It also has anti age effects by using the extracts of a
Persian Silk Tree. So I will comment on all of these statements with my personal experiences. As far as the hydration goes - it was ok, but definitely not enough for me and my dry skin. The feeling that this cream left on me was quite "rubbery" and as if I had used silicone instead of a cream moisturizer. It did however make my skin smooth and I guess that it would make a great makeup primer because of this effect. But I couldn't ignore the feeling that it was somehow artificial - it was overly perfumed, like a lot - the kind of scent you expect in body lotions, and that rubbery-silicone effect on my skin was not something I appreciated as I usually like for my skin to remain soft in a natural way, dewy and without additional residue. I've been using this product for reviewing purposes but since I haven't noticed any particular beneficial effects on my skin I will probably stop using it and return to my Vichy Nutrilogie and Aqualia Thermal treatments. However, I will keep this one for the occasional face priming and I'm sure it will be useful whenever I forget to bring home my usual moisturizers. The big plus of this cream was that it didn't cause any breakouts or redness whatsoever, which is great because most other moisturizers do that to me. I think this would be better for people with oily skin because it's non greasy and in my experience, non comedogenic. I would rate this 3,5/5.
The price is 17 pounds at Oriflame's website.




Ovo je dnevna krema iz Oriflame nove linije "True Perfection". Trebala bi pružati cjelodnevnu hidrataciju, učiniti kožu blistavom, svježom i glatkom uz ekstrakt albicije. Također, cijela True Perfection kolekcija sadrži i anti-age svojstva. Ova cijela linija namijenjena je koži podložnoj stresu, koja je umorna i iscrpljena te kojoj je potreban oporavak i osvježenje. Opis mi se odmah svidio i prepoznala sam u navedenim problemima i sebe i svoju kožu te sam imala dosta visoka očekivanja od ove kreme. Što se hidratacije tiče - nisam ostala impresionirana i ona nikako nije bila dovoljna za moju dosta suhu kožu. Krema bi se toliko brzo upila da sam nakon par minuta imala osjećaj kao da ništa nisam niti stavila na lice, što nikako nije dobro za ljude koji pate od sličnih problema kao i ja. Sam osjećaj koji krema pruža pod prstima i na koži je dosta "gumenast", silikonski i zapravo neobičan za opisivanje - podsjeća me na primere i mislim da upravo radi toga krema i ostavlja dosta gladak osjećaj na koži jer ju nekako zacementira s tim dodatnim slojem. Mislim da bi zbog toga bila stvarno dobra podloga za daljnji makeup jer je lice dosta zaglađeno i ujednačeno nakon upotrebe. No, meni osobno takav efekt ne odgovara i od dnevne kreme tražim bogatiju i prirodniju hidrataciju, od koje će mi koža biti mekana i "dewy" na onaj zdravi način. Kao i noćna, dnevna krema je dosta parfumirana, radi se o lijepom mirisu no za moj ukus je ipak pomalo prejak posebno jer se ovdje ne radi o losionu za tijelo nego o kremi za lice. Iako je ugodan, nakon nekog vremena korištenja postala sam malo prezasićena njime. Ono što je dobro kod ove kreme je da mi nije izazvala nikakve dodatne nepravilnosti ili probleme na koži, što cijenim i radi toga bi ju vjerojatno mogla preporučiti i ljudima s masnijom kožom kojima neće smetati manjak hidratacije i kojima će možda odgovarati ovaj zaglađeni-mat efekt. Ocijenila bih ju sa 3,5/5 - a trenutno je možete kupiti na Oriflame stranici po sniženoj cijeni od 69kn.


True Perfection Renewing Night Care


The night care treatment contains even more anti-age ingredients (glycolic acid) and is supposed to make your fine lines disappear and make your skin smoother and softer overnight. I have to say that I liked the night cream more than the day one because it was a bit more hydrating (as it usually is) and it did make my skin appear better in the morning. However, I couldn't get over the same silicone rubbery feeling it left on my skin, the same as with the day treatment. These two are practically the same product - very little difference and if you had one of them you could easily use it for both purposes since I haven't noticed any significant differences in either their effect or the feeling they left on my skin. So if I had to recommend I would say it's better to get the night care and use something a bit more nourishing and lighter, watery based, for the day. The night cream didn't cause me any breakouts or skin issues but the perfume was quite heavy and a bit irritating for me after some time of using it. My friend from Makeup and OTHER blog, who has oily skin, used this product for a while and was quite happy with the effect it gave her so  I guess it would be great for people with greasy skin as this is after all a very mattifying product that doesn't cause any additional skin problems as the two of us have witnessed - you can read her review here - it's in Croatian but you can use the translator. I would rate this 4/5.
The price is currently discounted at Oriflame's website at 11,97 pounds instead of 17. 



Noćna krema za obnavljanje kože sadrži još dodatnih anti-age sastojaka (glikolna kiselina) te bi trebala poboljšati izgled kože tako što će obrisati male borice i zagladiti, omekšati kožu. Moram reći da mi se noćna krema svidjela više od dnevne jer je ipak bila malo hidratantnija (kao što noćne kreme obično jesu) i jer mi je koža ujutro izgledala bolje nego dan prije. No, nisam mogla ignorirati isti silikonsko gumeni osjećaj kao i kod dnevne kreme. Zapravo - ove dvije kreme su dosta slične, gotovo da se radi o istom proizvodu, primjećujem jako malu razliku između njih i mislim da ako imate jednu da vam možda niti nije potrebna druga. Kada bih ipak morala birati, radije bi odabrala noćnu njegu, a za dan koristila nešto na bazi vode, manje parfumirano i laganije teksture. Noćna krema kod mene nije izazvala nikakve nepravilnosti niti dodatne probleme, povremeno me koža znala peckati no to pripisujem parfemu i mojim alergijskim sklonostima, stoga pripazite ako imate osjetljiviju kožu. Prijateljica Ivana ju je nedavno recenzirala na svom Makeup and OTHER blogu (klik za recenziju) te joj se jako svidjela (ona ima masnu kožu) i vjerujem da bi mogla i inače odgovarati ljudima sa masnijom ili normalnom kožom koja nije osjetljiva i kojoj treba umjerena hidratacija te matirajući efekt. Ovoj kremi bi dala nešto veću ocjenu - 4/5.
Trenutno je snižena na Oriflame web stranici na 69kn pa pogledajte ako ste zainteresirani!


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Do you wanna build a snowman?

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I wasn't sure on whether I should make yet another Elsa inspired makeup look since there were so many available on the Internet, but it is one of my favorite new Disney cartoons and I just couldn't pass the chance. So when Jovana from Searching From Spark suggested a collab, I was more than happy to do it with her! As we are both Frozen fans I was quite happy to do this wintery inspired video and she did a gorgeous nail art inspired by the Elsa's dress from both Frozen and Once Upon a Time series. You can check out her video here and show her some support! I will list all the used makeup down below so you can see what it takes to become a snow queen in an instant and in the video you will be able to see my transformation :) hope you all enjoy our team effort and show us your love and support by watching & sharing our videos!


Nisam bila sigurna oko ideje da napravim još jedan makeup look inspiriran Elsom jer ih je već bilo toliko puno - a nakon savršenstva koje je Promise Tamang izvela na tu temu na Youtubeu, bilo me sram uopće pokušati s nečim sličnim (guglajte njenu verziju). No, s obzirom da jako jako volim Frozen i da me se dojmio kao malo koji Disney crtani u zadnje vrijeme, odlučila sam ipak pokušati i jako mi je drago da me kontaktirala talentirana Jovana sa bloga Searching For Spark koja je predložila zajednički, suradnički video uradak. Obje smo fanovi Frozena i serije Once Upon a Time (iako ju u zadnje vrijeme slabije pratim), pa smo se odlučile napraviti makeup i nail art inspiriran Elsinim bojama. Možete pogledati njen video ovdje i pokazati joj malo podrške! Navest ću svu korištenu šminku ispod tako da možete vidjeti što je to potrebno za transformaciju u snježnu kraljicu, a u samom videu tome možete i posvjedočiti :) nadam se da ćete uživati u našem timskom radu i da ćete nam pružiti ljubav i podršku kroz gledanje i podjelu videa sa prijateljima, naravno ako vam se svidjelo!



MAKEUP USED:



FACE:

~ Catrice Nude Illusion Foundation
~ the Balm Mary Loumanizer
~ Maybelline Fit Me Concealer 115
~ Catrice blush in Think Pink

EYES:
~ Urban Decay Glinda palette
~ Smashbox Photo Op Amethyst palette
~ Sleek Acid palette
~ Bourjois Volume Glamour Ultra Black mascara
~ Bourjois Clubbing eyeliner
~ Urban Decay 24/7 liner pen
~ Wet n Wild holiday glitter
~ Essence highlighting peach pen

LIPS:

~ Bourjois Velvet Matte Don't Pink of It!

BROWS & FRECKLES:
~ Anastasia Brow Pomade Medium Brown



CONTACTS: Eos Fairy Blue - purchased here
WIG: Ebay (search for lace front white wig)

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Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade - Medium Brown

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 There comes a time in every blogger's life when a review is about to happen but you want it to be perfect - because it's not just any review; it's not just any product - it's something worth the hype, something that's worth enjoying - and something that makes all of us proud to have in our collections. For me it only happened once or twice before - while I was reviewing Lancome's Teint Miracle foundation which was at the time my HG product, when I reviewed Mary Loumanizer, the most brilliant highlighter of all, and of course today - when I will be reviewing the best brow product I've encountered so far and also one of the most praised ones on the Internet in general. I was extremely lucky to have a friend in the USA while I became interested in this product so thank you Tanja for purchasing this cutie for me! It was rather cheap at Sephora - only around 19-20$ while in Europe the price can go up to 5-10$ more.

Dođe trenutak u životnom vijeku svakog blogera kad je potrebno napisati recenziju nekog proizvoda, ali želite da bude savršena - jer ne radi se o bilo kojoj recenziji i ne radi se o bilo kojem proizvodu - to je nešto vrijedno pažnje i zaluđenosti, nešto vrijedno uživanja i nešto što nas sve čini ponosnima jer je dio naše kolekcije. Ovo mi se dogodilo samo nekolicinu puta prije - kad sam recenzirala Lancome Teint Miracle podlogu koja mi je tada bila HG proizvod, kad sam pisala osvrt na Mary Loumanizer - najsavršeniji highlighter ikad - i naravno danas, kad mogu predstaviti najbolji proizvod za obrve koji sam do sad probala, a i jedan od najhvaljenijih na Internetu općenito. Imala sam neizmjernu sreću poznavati Tanju (hvala ti ) koja je bila u SAD-u u vremenu kad me zanimao ovaj proizvod tako da mi ga je kupila u njihovoj Sephori gdje sam prošla puno bolje nego da sam naručivala online ili od europskih dobavljača - platila sam ga svega 100tinjak kn, dok se ta cijena u Europi penje i do 170kn sa poštarinom.



Anastasia's Dipbrow Pomade comes in many beautiful shades so everyone can find a match for their eyebrows. My chosen shade was "Medium Brown" - a slightly cool toned, darker blonde shade which is perfect for everyone who has dark blond or light brown hair color. Even though it appears warmer on the swatches, I assure you, it's quite ashy on the brows. I usually apply the pomade by using the gel eyeliner's angled brush - so if you have one of those, you won't be required to order the original ABH pomade brush. I was scared of application at first because everyone was raving about how hard it was and how it was very much different from all the other brow products you ever used. However, I was positively surprised that the application is quite tolerable - it's not extremely easy and beginners might wanna look up some YT videos that explain the technique but it's not hard at all. I was satisfied with the fact that by using the brush I can control how many of the product I want to use at one time so it was perfect for my unevenly colored brows. I used a thicker, richer line at the end of the brow bone and a slightly toned down, dark blonde at their start.

Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade dolazi u mnogo divnih nijansi u kojima će svatko pronaći svoju idealnu. Moja odabrana nosi naziv "Medium Brown" i radi se o srednje smeđoj nijansi hladnijeg podtona koja će super odgovarati svima sa tamno plavom do srednje-svijetlo smeđom kosom. Iako na swatchevima izgleda dosta toplije, na obrvama vidite kakva je zapravo i tu je jasno da se radi o dosta pepeljastoj nijansi, iako ne skroz sivoj, ali sigurno ne ni žućkasto smeđoj kakvu inače izbjegavam jer mi ne odgovara prirodnoj boji obrva. Recimo da se radi o skroz prirodno smeđoj boji koja će odgovarati svima sa srednje tamnim obrvama kao što su moje. Obično je nanosim kosim kistom za gel tuš - ako imate takav u kolekciji (Essence ima jeftinih) neće vam trebati originalni ABH kist. Bilo me dosta strah aplikacije jer su po Internetu kružile priče o tome koliko je komplicirana i kako je ovo proizvod za ispraksirane stručnjake. Moram priznati da me taj "elitni" pristup najviše i odbijao u početku dok nisam shvatila da se radi o skroz normalnom proizvodu kojeg je jednostavno nanijeti uz malo pažnje. Možda bi za početak preporučila svima da pogledaju par YT videa i da tako nauče tehniku ukoliko nisu radili sa kremastim proizvodima za obrve ranije. Meni se jako sviđa što ovdje sama, kao slikar, određujem intenzitet i pigmentaciju boje - tako da obično nanosim malo jaču količinu na krajeve obrva (na repu), a nešto slabiju na sam početak gdje su mi prirodne dosta guste.



The longevity of Anastasia's Pomade is what fascinated me the most. Once applied, it won't come off unless you remove it with a makeup remover so you can be sure that you're having your "brows on point" all day. So the longevity is superb - and that for me is the most important thing, beside the correct shade, when it comes to brow products. I couldn't tolerate half of my brows missing by the end of the day. What I also love about the pomade is - despite the longevity of the product - it's not in any way unnatural looking. I manage to get perfectly normal brows that are not too noticeable and still have them intact by the end of the day. It's easy to overdo it with the pomade - lots of girls are doing this and I've seen a lot of artificial looking brows on Instagram where girls used the pomade in crazy amounts and ended up looking like they drew on their brow hairs with a marker pen. Please don't be scared of such images - it's very easy to have natural looking brows even with the product that is as pigmented as this one is! I would recommend the pomade to everyone looking for the optimal brow product - the one that will last you a long time and the one that will get you the best results for a decent price.

PRICE: 18$ at Sephora, 13$ at Beauty Bay

Trajnost Dipbrow Pomadea me najviše oduševila, vjerujem da nećete naići na ovoliko izdržljiv proizvod za obrve. Kad ga jednom nanesete - nema šanse da će se obrisati osim ako ga ne odstranite nekim sredstvom za skidanje šminke, tako da možete biti sigurni da ćete imati savršene "brows on point" cijelog dana. To je posebno važno za ljude koji rade i koji nemaju vremena tokom dana gledati da li im je rep obrva otpao i da li i dalje imaju oblik kakvog su ujutro nacrtale. Meni je to strašno važno i nema mi gore pomisli od te da pri kraju dana ostanem bez pola obrva jer se proizvod obrisao. No bez obzira na trajnost i na jaku pigmentaciju - s ovim proizvodom je moguće postići skroz prirodan izgled, onakav kakav ste imali nekad prije nego ste previše počupali obrve :) sa Pomadeom dobijem normalne obrve za koje nitko možda ne bi ni primijetio da su dorađene i takve zahvaljujući dobroj trajnosti ostanu do kraja dana. Nažalost, s njim je lako i pretjerati - često po Instagramu viđam slike djevojaka sa obrvama koje dosta umjetno izgledaju i iako poštujem svačiji izbor, osobno to ne preferiram, ali ono što želim reći je da vas te slike ne trebaju preplašiti i da ne očekujete proizvod s kojim ćete se slagati samo ako ste u klubu Nicki Minaj fanova. Vjerujte da je bez obzira na pigmentiranost moguće imati i jako blago ocrtane obrve s ovim proizvodom, samo uz mirnu ruku i oprezno nanošenje. Preporučila bi Dipbrow Pomade svima koji traže HG proizvod za obrve, onaj koji će im dugo trajati i s kojim ćete dobiti najbolje rezultate za najrazumniju cijenu.

CIJENA: 13$ na Beauty Bay (free shipping sa 16$, shipping do Hrvatske 2,90$)

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12 days of Bourjois - day 12: Liner Intense Smoky Eye Palette (62 Violet Consellé)

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I will be ending my 12 days of Bourjois marathon with a slight disappointment, which is quite rare as I usually adore all of their products. However, this eyeshadow palette that I received in Lookfantastic's December's Beauty Box seriously lowered my expectations and I'm not sure that I would ever buy it individually. Let's start with the shades shall we? I was quite positively surprised that I got such beautiful colors (62 Violet Consellé version), perfectly suited for the wintertime and relatively unique in my collection - especially the plum eyeliner which was a complete revelation. However, it soon became clear that this palette looks great only in its case while being completely average when applied to skin. The pigmentation managed to disappoint me the most as it wasn't nearly as satisfying as I expected. The colors weren't nearly as beautiful when applied to my eyelids, even though I tried with primer, the results were the same. I'm not saying this is a 100% bad product - but for Bourjois I expected something a bit better, something that would stand out of drugstore standards. This palette proved me wrong and I instead got a product that is definitely not worth its price. If you're desperate to try Bourjois eyeshadows - I would highly recommend their Ombre Stretch mono shadows which are in my opinion perfect and quite nice in pigmentation and longevity. So with this unfortunately negative review, I'm concluding my marathon and I will link to all the other posts from this range down below so you can get caught up in case you missed out on something!


Završavam svoj Bourjois maraton sa malim razočaranjem što je doista neobično jer obično volim sve njihove proizvode. No, ova je paleta (koju sam primila u Lookfantastic kutiji za prosinac) ozbiljno narušila moja velika očekivanja i početni entuzijazam i nisam sigurna da bih ju ikad kupila ponovno. Za početak moram reći da su nijanse stvarno krasne (verzija 62 Violet Consellé)  i da su me oduševile na prvu - ljubičasto sivi tonovi super se uklapaju kako u zimsko vrijeme tako i uz moje zelenkaste oči. Posebno mi se svidio "gel-tuš" boje šljive kojeg ću jedinog čini mi se i koristiti nadalje. No, ubrzo je postalo jasno da je ova paleta jedino lijepa za gledanje u kutijici dok je nanesena na kožu prilično prosječna. Pigmentacija me najviše razočarala jer nije bila ni blizu onom što sam očekivala. Boje su isto u dodiru s kožom postale bljedunjave i neprimjetne tako da ni usprkos primeru nisam mogla dobiti ono kako izgledaju u kutijici. Ne kažem da je ovo 100% loš proizvod - sjenila se ne truse, baršunasta su i ok su trajnosti - no opet kod sjenila to sve pada u vodu ako je pigmentacija osrednja te ih zasigurno neću koristiti kraj drugih vrhunskih po tom pitanju kao što je npr. Urban Decay ili slično. Ako ipak želite isprobati Bourjois sjenila - dobri su i na tom području - ali preporučam ipak Ombre Stretch mono sjenila koja su mi super i s kojima sam dosta zadovoljna. I tako s ovim negativnim osvrtom završavam maraton te se nadam da ste uživali u njemu; linkat ću na sve postove ispod ako ste ih kojim slučajem propustili!

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12 days of Bourjois - day 11: Velvet Matte Don't Pink of it!

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Since I've been reviewing these intensely in my latest posts, I'm going to skip a lot of details today - if you're interested in consistency, longevity and so on - you can read my previous reviews here (Personne ne rouge) and here (Happy Nude Year).
However, I still wanted to show you this new shade that just appeared in our drugstores last week and I hope the swatches will help you decide whether you need it or not! The shade we're talking about today is a very close match to Nudeist 07 and is called Don't Pink Of It. I honestly expected a bit lighter, milky pink but I can't complain since the color is gorgeous nevertheless and it looks perfect for everyday nude makeup occasions. I prefer to wear this shade with a bit more pigmented pink blush and black eyeliner or Naked 3 eyeshadows. As I said before this shade is quite similar to Nudeist - only a bit lighter and a bit more pink, a bit less meaty. However, I don't think you need both unless you're a freak like me - one of them would be quite enough and if I had to pick one I would opt for Nudeist only because it's a better match for my skin tone. If you indeed decide to purchase this shade - it won't disappoint you in any way - the longevity, consistency and application are perfect as with all Bourjois Velvet Matte lipsticks so if you're searching for a true pink nude shade, I guess this one would be an ideal match!

 

S obzirom da sam već puno govorila o ovim tekućim mat ruževima, preskočit ću opise karakteristične za moje klasične recenzije tako da ako vas zanimaju dodatni podatci o trajnosti i konzistenciji ovih ruževa predlažem da pogledate neke od mojih nedavnih osvrta na njih - ovdje (Personne ne rouge) i ovdje (Happy Nude Year).
Bez obzira na to što su dosta zastupljeni na ovom blogu, željela sam pokazati swatcheve ove relativno nove nijanse koja se tek nedavno pojavila u našim drogerijama (vidjela sam ih u DM-u). Nijansa o kojoj danas govorimo nosi naziv Don't Pink Of It i jako je srodna Nudeistu. Iskreno sam očekivala još svjetliju, baby pink, mliječno rozu nijansu no ne mogu reći da sam razočarana jer je boja ipak vrlo lijepa i odlična za svakodnevne nude kombinacije. Volim ju nositi sa malo jačim ružičastim rumenilom i crnim tušem za oči ili sa sjenilima iz Naked 3 palete. Kao što sam već na početku rekla, ova boja je vrlo slična Nudeistu - mrvicu svjetlija i malo manje "ciglasta" te više rozasta no s obzirom na minimalne razlike u boji mislim da vam iskreno ne trebaju obje nijanse, ako se razlika i vidi na swatchu, na usnama zasigurno neće previše. Kad bih onda ipak morala birati jednu od njih, Nudeist bi mi bolje odgovarao radi boje tena i prirodne boje usana. No ako se ipak odlučite isprobati ovu nijansu, nećete ostati ravnodušni - trajnost, konzistencija i aplikacija su savršeni kao kod svih Bourjois Velvet Matte ruževa pa ako vam je u kolekciji potreba svakodnevna nude - mat ružičasta boja, mislim da ste našli ono što tražite!


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Yves Rocher Fruits Noirs: Exfoliating Shower Gel & Body Lotion

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In one of my December's posts (here) you could've read a review of an insanely gorgeous and wonderfully scented sparkling body powder from Yves Rocher's Fruits Noirs range. Today I'm reviewing another two products from the same range - Blackberries Exfoliating Shower Gel and Blackberries Body Lotion. As I already stated in my previous review, this whole holiday collection is really nice and completely made to my taste so I was happy to try it out. What I was especially pleased with was the natural berry scent that follows all the products from this range and as a berry lover, it came as such a nice surprise considering that most of the other fruit scented products usually smell completely artificial and unappealing. These products have been sent for reviewing purposes to me by Yves Rocher Croatia so I suggest you take a look at their website to see what other goodies they have to offer.

U jednom od prošlogodišnjih postova (ovdje) mogli ste čitati recenziju preslatkog mirisnog pudera za tijelo sa svjetlucavim česticama iz Yves Rocher Fruits Noirs kolekcije. Danas ću recenzirati druga dva proizvoda iz iste linije - Gel Piling za tuširanje i Mirisni Losion za tijelo. Kao što sam i u prethodnoj recenziji naglasila, cijela ova blagdanska linija me zaista oduševila kako mirisom tako i učinkom, radi se o lijepim proizvodima koje vrijedi isprobati i drago mi je da sam imala tu priliku. Najviše mi se od svega svidio nevjerojatno prirodan miris kupina/bobičastog voća koji prati sve proizvode iz ove linije i kao netko tko obožava bobičasto voće, odmah sam se zaljubila i pozitivno iznenadila jer obično voćni mirisi u proizvodima za njegu tijela znaju biti užasno umjetni i neprivlačni. Dobila sam ova dva proizvoda u svrhu recenziranja (Yves Rocher Hrvatska) te predlažem da pogledate njihov web shop gdje ćete trenutno pronaći mnogo sniženih proizvoda super kvalitete.


Blackberries Exfoliating Shower Gel was the product that I have been intensely interested in but also the one that most raised my doubts. The reason was that I usually don't like scrubs or exfoliators and I try to avoid them as much as possible. Perhaps that's a bad decision on my part but I prefer creamy shower gels like the ones Dove offers. However, I decided to give this a try and was positively surprised at how gentle it was! You can actually use this product in two ways: when applied directly to your skin it provides nice but gentle exfoliation (with kiwi seeds) and when used as a foam on your bath sponge, it acts as a regular shower gel, foams up nicely and cleans thoroughly. The extra sweet but natural blackberry scent is strong in this one and because of that I've been enjoying my showers more than I usually do. Since this is a gel texture shower product it rinses out quickly and easily, without leaving any residual nourishment so you will have to use a body lotion afterwards. This gel can be purchased at all Yves Rocher shops and websites and is currently discounted here at 3 pounds.

Gel Piling za tuširanje Fruits Noirs najviše me zanimao dok sam prije čitala recenzija Yves Rocher proizvoda. Kako god, bila sam i skeptična prema njemu jer inače ne volim pilinge i znam da je to možda loša odluka s moje strane, ali jednostavno ne volim osjećaj grebanja po koži i radije se držim kremastih gelova i mlijeka za tuširanje kao što su oni marke Dove. No, odlučila sam bez predrasuda isprobati ovaj proizvod i odmah me iznenadilo koliko je nježan! Možete ga koristiti na dva načina - kao piling, da ga utrljavate direktno na kožu i tada ove sjemenke kivija zaista čine čuda, skidaju mrtve slojeve bez grebanja, a opet možete ga nanijeti na spužvicu i zapjeniti ga kao običan gel pri čemu te sjemenke ne dođu u toliko direktan doticaj s kožom i imate normalnu sesiju tuširanja. Meni je ovo odlično jer ne želim svaki dan pilingirati tijelo i u jednom proizvodu zapravo imam dva. Na prvu sam mislila da će ovaj piling-gel biti sličan onima marke Fruttini koji su me dosta razočarali i jako umjetno mirisali, no nasreću radi se o totalnoj suprotnosti. Nježan i slatkasti miris kupine stvara dojam kao da se tuširate s pravim voćem, jako je blag i ugodan te ne izaziva glavobolje i mučnine kao što neki voćni mirisi to rade (bar meni). Već sam ga skoro skroz potrošila jer je rijeđe teksture od mlijeka i dosta ga puno izađe iz bočice stoga mislim da mu je količina taman tolika da probate nešto novo i da vam ne stigne dosaditi. Brzo se ispire i jako se pjeni te ne ostavlja dodatnu hidrataciju na koži, iako ju odlično očisti. Zato ćete trebati i losion ili maslac za tijelo nakon ovog tuširanja. Zgodan podatak: ne sadrži omraženi sodium laureth sulfate. Možete ga kupiti na Yves Rocher web stranici gdje je trenutno snižen na 29,90kn.


Blackberries Body Lotion is a nice addition to the whole Fruits Noirs range. It's a product that's easy to spend because it's quite normal to get addicted to the beautiful berry scent that it provides. The lotion smells a bit more milky than other products from this range and I personally enjoy using it. As far as the nourishment goes - it's not as thick as body butters, therefore, not as nourishing, but since this is a lotion we're talking about I would compare the quality to L'occitane's body milks. Indeed, the consistency of this product reminds me more of body milks in general, and a lot less of lotions which are usually not enough for my dry skin. This product is supposedly enriched with almond oil so I guess that's where the good part comes from. It soaks in easily so the skin is not greasy afterwards, only incredibly soft and velvety to the touch. I would recommend Blackberries Body Lotion to everyone who's looking for a change in their skincare routine and who would like a light, beautifully scented product that accompanied with others from the range - makes perfume completely unnecessary. You can purchase it here for 3 pounds, currently on a discount!

Mirisni Losion za tijelo Fruits Noirs divan je dodatak ovoj cijeloj kolekciji. Ovaj proizvod trošim brže nego druge slične radi predivnog mirisa kupina na kojeg se lako naviknuti. Rotiram između njega i L'occitane mlijeka za tijelo od ruže i doista mi je teško izabrati favorita, iako mislim da ću uvijek više naginjati ružama. Miris ovog losiona nešto je blaži i više je "mliječni" od drugih proizvoda iz ove linije koji imaju nešto oštriji tj. parfumiraniji miris. Što se tiče njege i hranjivosti - s obzirom da se ne radi o maslacu za tijelo i da mu je konzistencija puno rijeđa, teško je očekivati tu razinu hidratacije. Kako god, ne bih ga usporedila niti s nekim prosječnim losionima za tijelo jer mi po učinku, mirisu i teksturi više nalikuje mlijeku za tijelo (ovo gore spomenuto od L'occitanea mu je jako jako slično). Dosta je kremast i iako se brzo upija, ostavlja baršunasto mekani trag na koži. Miris se ne zadržava predugo i suptilan je pa je to dobro za sve one koji ne vole jake proizvode. Obogaćen je uljem badema i vodicom organskog različka te pretpostavljam da su ti sastojci ujedno i glavni aduti ovog proizvoda i razlog zašto odgovara i mojoj suhoj i osjetljivoj koži. Preporučila bi ga svakom tko traži promjenu u rutini njege kože te svima koji traže nježan i neagresivan proizvod s dobrom hidratacijom. Trenutno je snižen ovdje pa ga možete nabaviti za 29,90kn što je po meni skroz prihvatljivo za veliku količinu od 200 ml.



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2014 makeup favorites!

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I've decided not to miss this post because I like to read them at other blogs, they're a wonderful confirmation of our true favorites and the most honest recommendations someone can give you - if you've picked something out of all the other products you've used during the year, it's got to mean they're special right? So to make this really special, I've nailed down my choice to eight products which I've been using whenever I could, most of them on a daily basis. I would like to know if we're sharing any of these favorites so please don't hesitate to comment down below!

Odlučila sam da ne želim preskočiti ovaj post jer ih obožavam čitati na drugim blogovima, a mislim da su divan podsjetnik na naše stvarne favorite i najiskrenije preporuke koje neki bloger može dati - ako izaberemo šačicu proizvoda iz gomile onih koje koristimo cijele godine, mora značiti da su posebni zar ne? Da bi ovaj post bio još posebniji, suzila sam izbor na samo osam proizvoda, što je bilo jako teško i ima ih još barem toliko koje obožavam, ali ovi su apsolutni favoriti, bez zamjerke i većinu sam koristila svakodnevno. Voljela bi znati dijelimo li neke od ovih favorita pa se nemojte ustručavati komentirati na post!


The first products that kept my attention since the beginning of 2014 were Maybelline Color Tattoo cream eyeshadows - in shades: Pink Gold, Metallic Pomegranate and On and On Bronze. You just can't go wrong with these - whether you used them as an eyeshadow base or as a regular eyeshadow, your makeup will look good with almost no effort. They're a true revolution in eye makeup products and I would love to get other shades as well (the new gold one preferably). Fun fact: I've never reviewed these on my blog - which is quite normal for me as I often forget to write reviews of things I use most.

It's been hard to separate one mascara from all the good ones I've used during the year but still if I had to choose - it would have to be the Bourjois Volume Glamour Ultra Black (reviewed here). Only because this is an excellent day-to-day product, easy to apply, easy to remove, with the most natural looking effect I've encountered. It gives my lashes more volume and color without making them look spidery or fake.


Prvi proizvodi koji su mi zaokupili pažnju još početkom 2014. godine bili su Maybelline Color Tattoo - kremasta sjenila u slatkim kutijicama, a najdraži su mi u nijansama: Pink Gold, Metallic Pomegranate i On and On Bronze. S ovima ne možete pogriješti - bilo da ih koristite kao bazu za druga sjenila ili kao samostalan proizvod - kvalitetan i lijep look zagarantirani su s vrlo malo truda. Prava su revolucija u svom području i voljela bi nabaviti druge nijanse (zlatnu koja je nedavno izašla). Zanimljiva činjenica: nisam ih nikad recenzirala na blogu, no to nije čudno za mene, najčešće ono što baš puno koristim izostavim iz recenzije, zaboravim uslikati i sl.

Bilo mi je teško izdvojiti samo jednu maskaru od hrpe dobrih koje sam koristila prošle godine, ali ipak da biram jednu bila bi to Bourjois Volume Glamour Ultra Black (ovdje recenzirana). Iz jednostavnog razloga jer je to super proizvod za svakodnevne prilike, lak za nanošenje i skidanje, daje mojim trepavicama prirodan izgled i volumen koji ih ne čini umjetnima ili slijepljenima.



Essie nailpolishes - what more to say?! I think that everyone who has ever tried these - even as a sceptic - has quickly turned its attention away from all the other brands. I'm not saying I don't buy or love getting other brands - but no one can compete with Essie (I've yet to try Zoya). Their longevity supersedes all - with normal behavior, occasional cleaning and dish washing - they remain intact for at least 4 straight days. With even better hand/nail care - this longevity can go up to 5-6 days without chipping which is in my opinion, great, as all other polishes usually disappear on day 3 and start looking weird at day 2 already. Essie has a wonderful array of colors, any color you can imagine - they have it! Also, they cover most finishes - shimmery, matte, glossy, creamy - and all in excellent quality. You can get them from Ebay at reasonable prices (10$). My favorite shades for this winter were Mint Candy Apple (true mint shade) and Take It Outside (greyish-pale beige).

One more treasure in this list is my beloved Lime Crime's Centrifuchsia (reviewed here) - although it's not a typical, everyday shade, I've been using it a lot. Because of an excellent, super creamy and durable finish it never looked cheap or overexposed on my lips. It remained subtly glamorous - noticeable but still decent and perfect for all nude eye makeup occasions. Unfortunately, Lime Crime stopped their partnership with most exporters so you can only buy their products on LC official website and perhaps of Ebay (but watch the fakes!).

I couldn't forget my favorite foundation - the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC cream (reviewed here). Mine is in the shade Ivory, and it's the most lovely light pigmented cream for everyone who needs medium coverage and has a pale-ghost like complexion. This CC cream neutralizes redness and makes me feel like I'm not wearing anything at all but still manages to cover my occasional pimples.


Essie lakovi za nokte - što reći? Tko ih je probao, zna zašto su ovdje. Otkako ih koristim, polako prestajem kupovati druge brendove i mislim da je to dovoljan pokazatelj kvalitete. Iako sam bila skeptična prema nešto većoj cijeni, shvatila sam da je bolje dati i koju kunu više i imati proizvod koji neće razočarati i na kojeg mogu računati i u onim tjednima kad nemam vremena svaki dan lakirati nokte. Trajnost im je nevjerojatna - dosta čistim po kući, perem suđe svakodnevno no ipak izdrže barem 4 dana. Uz još bolju njegu i za nekoga tko čuva ruke - ta trajnost se produžuje i na 5-6 dana. Nikad se ne ogule na onaj ružan način, stvarno su dugotrajni, a dostupni su u svim nijansama koje možete zamisliti. Također, dostupni su i u svim finišima - mat, sjajni, shimmerasti, metalik, kremasti...sve u odličnoj kvaliteti. Obično ih nabavljam s Ebaya po cijeni od oko 45-55kn po laku što je isplativije nego u našim dućanima. Preporuka - naručujete li od europskih sellera dobijete široku klasičnu Essie četkicu (USA ima onu tanku, meni osobno manje dragu). Najdraži ove zime bili su Mint Candy Apple i Take It Outside.

Još jedan dragulj u ovom društvu je neobičan Lime Crime ruž u nijansi Centrifuchsia (recenzija). Ova boja me natjerala da izađem iz svoje "comfort zone" kad se radi o ruževima, naučila me da jarke boje ne moraju izgledati jeftino ili blještavo da bi došle do izražaja. Ovaj ruž je savršeno kremast, dugotrajan, kvalitetne teksture i lijepe nijanse koja iako je dosta jaka, nije kričava na onaj ružan način nego izgleda sofisticirano i lijepo za sve prilike kad imate nešto manje naglašene oči. Nažalost, odnedavno LC više ne surađuje sa izvoznicima pa se ovi ruževi mogu kupiti samo na službenoj stranici ili Ebayu (čuvajte se kopija!).

Ne mogu zaboraviti svoju najdražu podlogu - Bourjois 123 Perfect CC kremu (recenzija). Radi se o odličnoj svakodnevnoj podlozi, posebno dobro prilagođenoj ljudima kojima ne pašu masne i pretamne cc/bb kreme. Pristojan izbor nijansi i polu-mat, luminozni finiš ono su što ovu kremu izdvaja od ostalih ponuđenih. Ima srednje prekrivanje i lagana je na koži. Na mom licu je izgledala vidno bolje od mnogih pudera i zato ju stalno kupujem iznova.


Anastasia's Dipbrow Pomade was just as good as everyone described it. My brows never looked better and it's not as hard to apply as I imagined. My pomade is in the shade Medium Brown and I think that it would suit all darker blonde types. It lasts for a long, long time and even though it's not as cheap as some other brow products - it's more than worthy of your purchase. Whenever I saw beautiful brows on Instagram - Anastasia's Dipbrow Pomade was tagged! Can't wait to write a full review of this product.

My perhaps all time favorite lipstick would have to be Bourjois 07 Nudeist! as it is such a perfect, meaty, rose shade. It looks great on my skintone and emphasizes the natural color of my lips. A gorgeous nude that is not too pale and not too strong - a great companion to my Naked 3 palette which I excluded only because I wanted to limit myself to a smaller amount of products mentioned. If you're looking for a matte nude that won't wash you out, that will last all day and that you could wear at all occasions - this one would be it.

Last but not least - although I'm a huge blush fan this one managed to keep my attention more than other, especially in the wintery season. Sleek's Pomegranate (review) is a gorgeous berry, cool toned shade which stands out from all of my other blushes and makes every makeup look special. A highly pigmented and durable shade, it will keep your attention even if you're a stickler to more common, natural looking blushes.


Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade ispunio je sva očekivanja. Obrve mi nikad nisu ljepše izgledale nego s ovim proizvodom i čak nije toliko težak za nanošenje kako sam očekivala (treba vam angled brush za npr kremasti tuš). Moja pomada je u Medium Brown nijansi i mislim da bi dobro odgovarala svima tamnije plave do svijetlo smeđe kose. Jako će dugo potrajati, kako na licu, tako i kao proizvod u kutijici i mislim da ga je skoro nemoguće za potrošiti. Cijena mu je veća nego kod ostalih proizvoda za obrve iz drogerija, ali je i kvaliteta neupitna i nezamjenjiva. Jedva čekam napisati pun osvrt na ovaj proizvod! 

Vjerojatno najdraži ruž svih vremena, ne samo prošle godine, Bourjois 07 Nudeist! divna je rozasta boja mesa, savršena za sve one koji vole nude i nosive nijanse koje ih neće isprati i učiniti duhovima ili neprirodnim lutkama. Nijansa koju sam birala za sve prilike i jedini ruž na kojem stvarno i primjećujem da sam ga dosta potrošila. Sviđa mi se i mat finiš i dugotrajnost i mislim da bi se dobro snašao u svakoj torbici i da bi svi u njemu našli dobru korist.

Šećer za kraj - Sleek Pomegranate rumenilo (recenzija). Neobična hladna berry nijansa koju inače ne bi odabrala brzo je našla svoj put do vrha u mojim favoritima. Odlično izgleda na licu, dugotrajna je i podigne i uljepša svaku makeup kombinaciju. Ako se odlučite na kupnju, obećavam da će vam zaokupiti pažnju čak i ako ste inače klasičari po pitanju rumenila (kao što sam i ja bila prije ove boje).
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12 days of Bourjois - day 10: Volume Glamour Ultra Black mascara

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Day 10 of my 12 days of Bourjois marathon will be dedicated to this highly underrated mascara which may seem simple and ordinary, but proves as a worthy ally in all occasions. The Volume Glamour Ultra Black mascara is one of Bourjois top sold products together with "Ultra Care" version which I, as a contact lens wearer, love having. This is a regular mascara perfect for everyday makeup looks - and if you're having big eyelashes, it won't fail even in the evenings. I've noticed that people often discriminate mascaras - taking into account only those who make your lashes look like they're false, or out of a photoshopped magazine. This mascara won't do that - so if you're searching for the falsey drama effect, you can skip the post. However, I've more and more become a fond of "regular", natural looking products - nude lipsticks & eyeshadows, shorter nails, pastel & nude nail polishes - classic looks that are sometimes emphasized with darker or bolder lips.

Dan 10 mog 12 dana Bourjois maratona posvećen je jednoj po mom mišljenju vrlo podcijenjenoj maskari koja se može činiti običnom i jednostavnom na prvi pogled, ali se dokazuje kao izvrstan pomoćnik u svakoj prilici. Volume Glamour Ultra Black maskara jedna je od najprodavanijih Bourjois proizvoda zajedno sa Ultra Care verzijom koju osobno, kao osoba koja mora nositi kontaktne leće, jako volim. Ovo je jedna normalna svakodnevna maskara idealna za nude makeup lookove, no ako imate velike trepavice - dat će lijep izgled i u jačim, večernjim izdanjima. Primijetila sam da ljudi u zadnje vrijeme jako diskriminiraju maskare - uzimaju u obzir samo one koje od trepavica rade privid umjetnih ili izgled kao iz fotošopiranih časopisa. Ova maskara to neće postići i ako tražite tako nešto, možete preskočiti post. No, osobno sam sve više postala fanom normalnih, uobičajenih makeup lookova i proizvoda koji to omogućuju - nude usne i sjenila, kraći nokti, pastelne boje lakova za nokte - klasični izgled koji možda tu i tamo pojačam nekim tamnijim ili crvenijim ružem za usne. 


That being said, I was delighted to find the Volume Glamour Ultra Black mascara. It is such a normal, easy to apply, longlasting mascara which gives my lashes a natural look - enhances their natural beauty and makes me feel like I'm not wearing any product at all. It's great for all occasions and I've been picking it non stop. She is my daily friend while her bigger sister Volume 1 Seconde is my night time/bolder look companion. I personally feel that all makeup lovers would be pleased with this mascara and that it won't make them regret the purchase. It's very black on your lashes, the brush is thin & easy to handle, so the application is quick - a real time savior in situations where it's needed. The thin brush also makes sure that the lashes are equally separated. Also I haven't noticed any chipping during the day and at night it's easy to remove, which is important to keep your lashes healthy. I haven't noticed much difference between this or the Ultra Care version, perhaps this one is a bit more black-er and a bit more voluminous but all in all, they are in my opinion, best daily mascaras you can find around and I promise you won't get spider legs with them ever again! Price: 7 pounds

S tim rečenim - bila sam oduševljena kad sam prvi put pronašla Volume Glamour Ultra Black maskaru. To je toliko normalan, jednostavan proizvod koji dugo traje i daje mojim trepavicama prirodan izgled - ističe njihovu prirodnu ljepotu i stvara osjećaj kao da niti ne nosim šminku na očima. Odlična je za sve prilike i češće ju biram nego ijednu drugu - ona je moj dnevni pratilac dok je njena starija i punašnija sestra Volume 1 Seconde idealna za jače ili noćne lookove. Mislim da ih je dobro imati u kolekciji - pa ovisno o raspoloženju i ostatku makeupa izabrati jačinu koja odgovara. Ultra Black maskara je doista jako crna na trepavicama što je meni dosta bitan uvjet, četkica je izuzetno tanka i dugačka i omogućava laku uporabu čak i nespretnima - što je super u trenutcima žurbe kad nemate vremena odvojiti još par dodatnih minuta na maskare. Ova precizna i tanka četkica također dobro razdvaja moje guste trepavice i čini mi oči još većima nego što jesu. Nisam primijetila da se trusi tokom dana - a navečer ju lako skinem s bilo kojim odstranjivačem šminke. To je jako važno jer često agresivne maskare unište trepavice i uzrokuju opadanje uslijed prejakog trljanja skidačima šminke. Nisam primijetila značajniju razliku između nje i Ultra Care verzije - moguće da je ova malo tamnija, pigmentiranija i daje mrvicu jači volumen - ali sve u svemu i jedna i druga su za mene savršene svakodnevne maskare i jedne od najboljih koje ćete pronaći! Cijena: 69 kn, često snižena :)


If you wanna see what it looks like when used "live" - I'm sharing a video where I'm using it!




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Lookfantastic December Beauty Box

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Today I'm finally doing a quick review & a sneak peak of the December's Lookfantastic Beauty Box. I was waiting quite long for it to arrive and I guess that's because of the holiday season but I wish they handled it better and made sure our packages arrived in time. Many girls were frustrated and worried that it wouldn't come at all. Luckily, it did come and the contents were so good that I almost forgot my anger! In November, I reviewed their October Beauty Box here and while it was really nice, filled with great hair care products, this one surprised me even more and was even better in my opinion, and definitely more to my taste. So in this post I'll do a quick review/opening of the box and show you the stuff that they included together while describing my first experiences with them. The price of the box is 15 pounds, orders go through Paypal (free shipping).

Danas konačno predstavljam Lookfantastic December Beauty Box za mjesec prosinac kojem sam se posebno radovala i iščekivala njegov dolazak! Nažalost, radi blagdana, taj dolazak je bio usporen i iako je paket stigao iz Švicarske čekali smo ga duže od mjesec dana što mi se nije svidjelo kao ni mnogim drugim blogericama koje su ostale pomalo razočarane. I kad sam mislila da možda neće ni stići, pojavio se i iznenadio me divnim sadržajem stoga sam na tren zaboravila ljutnju :) U studenom sam već predstavljala listopadski LF Beauty Box koji je bio prepun dobrih proizvoda za njegu kose, a neke od njih još uvijek koristim (KMS California sprej i L'oreal masku). Ovaj prosinački box me još više usrećio jer su uključili i dva dekorativna proizvoda te dva full size proizvoda što do sad nije bio slučaj koliko pamtim. U postu ću dati kratki pregled proizvoda i svoje prvo mišljenje o njima. Cijena ove beauty kutije iznosi 150kn, narudžbe idu kroz Paypal (besplatna poštarina).



The box comes with a total of 7 items and unlike my last box - there were two decorative products included + two full size products! Which is really great and makes the box worthy by itself. The products in December's Beauty Box were: Lord & Berry Travel Size Silk Kajal Kohn Eyeliner, Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel, Macadamia Infused Comb, The Pure Gold Collagen, Murad Essential-C Cleanser, Ole Henriksen's Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil and Bourjois Intense Smoky Eyeshadow Palette.

Kutija je stigla sa 7 proizvoda i za razliku od prethodne - imala je u sebi čak dva dekorativna proizvoda te dva proizvoda u punoj veličini (Bourjois paleta + Macadamia češalj). Već po te dve stvari kutija opravdava svoju vrijednost, a da ne spominjem ostale proizvode kao što je npr 15ml Ole Henriksen ulja koje će dosta potrajati, a puna veličina premašuje duplu vrijednost ove kutije. Proizvodi koje sam pronašla u kutiji su sljedeći: Lord & Berry Travel Size Silk Kajal Kohn olovka za oči, Elemis Papaya Enzyme piling, Macadamia češalj sa uljem makadamije, The Pure Gold Collagen, Murad Essential-C gel za umivanje, Ole Henriksen's Pure Truth Youth Activating ulje za njegu lica and Bourjois Intense Smoky paleta sjenila.



Murad Essential-C Cleanser - fascinated me at first, it smells lovely - like lemons & oranges, very fresh and tends to make your skin brighter and refreshed. I even considered buying the full size although it's ridiculously expensive! However, soon after, my skin started breaking out and I'm not sure if it's the cleansers fault, but as soon as I stopped using it, the skin went back to normal. Now I'm scared to try it out furthermore but I'll have to find out the truth.

Ole Henriksen's Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil - a wonderful product for dry or sensitive skin. It sinks in so nicely, leaving skin soft and nourished. I'm using it everyday with my Vichy Nutrilogie and it seems like I've found my perfect skincare routine. It's nice for dry patches and it's not heavy at all, my skin absorbs it in seconds! Has a weird, fish oil type of smell, I guess that's the omega scent :) I would buy it in fuller size if it wasn't so expensive. However, the dosage of 15ml will last me for some time I presume.

Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel - haven't tried this one out yet so I have no opinions on the product - it's supposed to moisturize, protect and repair your skin with lots of wonderful products such as papaya, pineapple, algae, vitamin E and so on. I'll probably try it out tonight and see what the fuss is about - most bloggers are praising this product!



Murad Essential-C Cleanser - na prvu me fascinirao, čak sam proučavala full size cijene po internetu u želji da ga možda naručim (nevjerojatno je skup). Miriše predivno, citrusno, na limun i naranče, osvježava i čisti lice te ga ostavlja budnijim i svjetlijim. Kako god, nakon nekog vremena tj nakon par dana korištenja koža mi je buknula sa raznim nepravilnostima i nisam sigurna da li je to do ovog gela, no kad sam se prebacila na svoj standardni Garnier gel, sve se smirilo. Sad ga se iskreno bojim ponovno isprobati, ali opet me zanima u čemu je bila stvar.

Ole Henriksen's Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil - divan proizvod za suhu i osjetljivu kožu! Odlično se upija, te iako se radi o ulju, ne ostavlja masan osjećaj. Hrani kožu i super je u kombinaciji s dnevnom kremom. Voljela bi ga cijeli život kupovati, no mislim da ću mu ipak morati naći jeftiniju zamjenu. Odličan je za suhe dijelove lice, za sva perutanja i slično i stvarno oporavlja kožu u kratkom roku. Ima neobičan, uljni, pomalo riblji miris i pripisat ću to omega 3 kiselinama koje se u njemu nalaze. Sretna sam što su poslali dozu od 15ml koja je kad se radi o ulju dosta velika i dugo će potrajati, ako ništa barem do proljeća.

Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel - Ovaj proizvod još nisam isprobala, ali mu se veselim jer ga brojni blogeri hvale. Radi se o pilingu/čistaču lica koja bi trebao osvježiti i nahraniti kožu te ju očistiti od štetnih stvari. Sadrži brojne divne sastojke kao što su papaja, ananas, vitamin E i morske alge te me zanima kakav dojam će na mene ostaviti. Vjerojatno ću ga isprobati večeras, umjesto maske za lice :)


The Pure Gold Collagen - food supplement that's supposed to make your skin better from the inside. However, since they only sent one bottle and you're supposed to drink one of these a day for a few weeks, I guess I can't comment on its effectiveness. It tastes weird - like sweet cough syrup! I'd love to be able to use it for more time and to find out if it actually works wonders like it's promised.

Macadamia Infused Comb - now this is a treat! A full size macadamia infused comb is a great asset to this box and I guess one of the products that I will mostly be using. Since this is an object and not a typical makeup product, it will last me for years and I'm glad they included something as useful as this comb. It's great for detangling wet hair and it supposedly leaves macadamia oil residue on your hair while combing.


The Pure Gold Collagen - nadomjestak hrani koji bi trebao kožu popraviti iznutra. No s obzirom da su poslali jednu bočicu, a trebali bi piti jednu na dan iduća 4 tjedna - nemoguće je govoriti o ikakvom efektu i nekako mi je blesavo što su ga uopće slali jer jedino što mogu komentirati je okus. Ima okus po sirupu za kašalj pomiješanom s nekim voćnim multivitamin sokom, izdržljivo, očekivala sam i gore :D Voljela bi ga koristiti duže i vidjeti stvarni efekt na koži.

Macadamia Infused Comb - za ovaj proizvod mi je neizmjerno drago da su ga poslali jer se radi o nečemu što ne samo da je pune veličine nego je i nepotrošivo i koristit ću ga godinama. Ovaj češalj je navodno prožet uljem makadamije i trebao bi ravnomjerno raspoređivati čestice ulja po kosi nakon pranja. Primijetila sam da mi je kosa od njega nekako mekša i glađa, a super raščešlja kosu sklonu petljanju kakva je moja.


Lord & Berry Travel Size Silk Kajal Kohn Eyeliner - a typical black eyeliner in a convenient travel size, great asset to every makeup bag and I'm sure everyone will be pleased with this one. It's something we all need and often don't enjoy buying so I'm glad I restocked on this and I hope I will be pleased with its results. This eyeliner is supposedly great for sensitive eyes because of the extra tolerable ingredients, so we'll see, I still haven't used it :)

Bourjois Intense Smoky Eyeshadow Palette - since I'm currently writing my 12 days of Bourjois posts marathon, you all know how much I love the brand. Eyeshadow palette was the only thing that I didn't have from them at the moment (together with a lip liner) so I'm incredibly glad and surprised they included it in the box! The colors are pretty, festive & wintery so I'm sure I'll be using it a lot. This is a full size product which usually costs at least 5-6 pounds, so hurray for that!


Lord & Berry Travel Size Silk Kajal Kohn Eyeliner - tipična crna olovka za oči, zgodna zbog svoje veličine jer pristaje u svaku torbicu. Sigurna sam da će svi biti sretni s ovim proizvodom jer je svima potreban i više manje ga svi koriste. Često mi se ne da kupovati te neke esencijalne, da ne kažem dosadne proizvode kao što su crne olovke za oči, puderi i sl. pa mi je drago da sam dobila još jednu u kolekciji i da sam mirna neko vrijeme. Ova olovka je navodno odlična za osjetljive oči s obzirom na dobre sastojke, no vidjet ću s vremenom, nisam ju još koristila :)

Bourjois Intense Smoky Eyeshadow Palette - s obzirom da trenutno pišem svoj maraton 12 dana Bourjois proizvoda, znate koliko volim ovaj brend. Paleta sjenila je jedino što od njih trenutno nisam imala (uz olovku za usne) i neizmjerno mi je drago da su je uključili u kutiji! Boje su prekrasne, blagdanske i zimske i sigurno ću ih puno koristiti u ovim mjesecima. Ovo je proizvod pune veličine koji inače košta oko 50-60kn (možda i više) stoga je super da su ga ubacili u cijenu! :)





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