Etude House: Dear My Blooming Lips Talk OR204

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After reading so many positive things on the Etude House cosmetics brand I had to see what the fuss is about and try some of their products for myself. For starters, I only ordered one lipstick in the color that seemed extremely nice (and since it's almost sold out everywhere I guess others share my opinion on that) for the spring time ahead. I've been purchasing nude lipsticks almost exclusively in the past few months so the one I didn't have was this peachy-hued toned down orange color. If I am to be completely honest - what drew me the most was the ultra cute packaging and the affordable price! I would love to have Korean cosmetics available in drugstores here and I'm sure I would eventually buy the whole store if it ever happened.

Nakon što sam tokom godina čitala brojne pozitivne recenzije Etude House proizvoda odlučila sam i sama isprobati njihove čari. Prva odluka je pala na kupnju divnog ruža iz Dear My Blooming Lips Talk kolekcije koji će mi odlično poslužiti za ovo proljetno vrijeme pred nama. U zadnje vrijeme skoro pa eksluzivno kupujem nude ruževe i skroz sam odustala od tamnijih nijansi, stoga sam bila sretna kad sam u njihovoj ponudi našla boju kakvu još nemam - OR204 nude-breskvasto ružičastu. Da budem skroz iskrena - najviše me privuklo slatko pakiranje i prihvatljiva cijena. Swatchevi su izgledali lijepo na drugim blogericama i tako sam se konačno odlučila na kupnju. Voljela bih da imamo ponudu korejske kozmetike i u našim drogerijama, vjerujem da bih s vremenom pokupovala sve što imaju da se to ikad dogodi :)



The packaging is nice on every level - the lipstick comes in a very firm plastic and is additionally preserved in a paper box (such as MAC's or Lancome's) - which is always a great thing to have especially if you're carrying it around somewhere. The plastic packaging is pink and shaped in a unique way with a princess-like bow on the front side. The lipstick itself is truly gorgeous - with a small Etude House crown-like logo printed in the texture. I think every girl would love this sort of stuff and I wouldn't be surprised if that was one of the main reasons of the brand's success. I wish we had more "kawaii" or cute things like that in cosmetics here.

Pakiranje je preslatko i girly - jedno od najljepših koje sam do sada susrela. Ruž dolazi u tvrdo plastičnom pakiranju koje je prilično izdržljivo i ne otvara se prelagano što je odlično. Također osim tog klasičnog pakiranja još je dodatno zapakiran u papirnatu kutiju kakvu imaju Lancome ili MAC ruževi - meni je ovo dosta važno jer često putujem na relaciji Sisak-Zagreb pa mi odgovara da je ruž pravilno zaštićen. Pakiranje je ružičasto i zgodnog, unikatnog oblika sa princezastom mašnicom na prednjoj strani. Sam ruž je divan - na njemu je utisnut logo Etude House s malom krunom na vrhu. Mislim da bi se svakoj djevojci/ženi svidjelo ovakvo pakiranje i vjerujem da je ono jedno od glavnih razloga uspjeha samog brenda. Voljela bih da i kod nas postoji više ovako slatkih stvari koji su možda i pomalo djetinjasti u izgledu, ali kvalitetni po učinku.
 

The texture of the lipstick is creamy and soft. It applies easily and leaves a subtle shine behind. This is not a shimmer but more of a healthy looking glow - very very similar to MAC's cremesheen line or Bourjois Rouge Edition collection. However, this lipstick is a bit less thick than the aforementioned products so it won't cover your lips imperfections - as can be seen on the pictures - my lips were extremely dry when I applied it and it shows quite badly. Etude House has many lipstick lines and this one is called - Dear My Blooming Lips Talk - the shades come in numbering names - so mine has the marking OR (for orange) and the number 204 next to it. All of the shades are pretty nudeish/pale - the pinks are especially nice and I'm sure I'll get at least one more for the spring/summer season ahead. The longevity is mediocre - it doesn't last too long but you can be sure it will endure for 2-3h without any trouble. One of the prettiest things about this lipstick is the scent - it smells delicious - like a fruity lip balm! The smell of my shade reminds me of peaches and I'm interested to see if they all smell differently.

You can get them on Ebay for the price of ~ 8$ per lipstick.

Tekstura ovog ruža kremasta je i mekana. Vrlo se lako nanosi i klizi po usnama, ostavljajući lagani sjaj. Ovaj sjaj i sama tekstura podsjećaju me na MAC cremesheen liniju ili na Bourjois Rouge Edition ruževe - s tim da je Etude House nešto manje guste konzistencije i radi toga dosta "providan" tj. neće uspješno sakriti nepravilnosti na usnama; kao što se vidi na slikama usne su mi dosta suhe i to se dosta primjećuje stoga ih je potrebno dodatno hidratizirati prije ovih ruževa. Etude House ima više različitih kolekcija ruževa, a ova nosi naziv Dear My Blooming Lips Talk - nijanse dolaze u numeriranim nazivima, tako na mojoj piše OR (za orange - narančastu) i broj 204 pokraj toga. Sve dostupne nijanse prilično su bljedunjave/svijetle i osobno mi se jako sviđaju, ružičaste su divne i sigurno ću uzeti još neku za proljeće/ljeto. Trajnost im je osrednja - neće izdržati najveće testove, ali potrajat će bez problema 2-3h. Nešto što mi se posebno svidjelo kod ovih ruževa je njihov predivan miris - podsjeća me na voćne balzame za usne! Moja nijansa miriše na breskve i zanima me da li su išli na to da svakoj kategoriji daju drugi miris, no to ću saznati idućom kupnjom.

Možete ih nabaviti na Ebayu po cijeni od ~ 8$ (45-50kn) po ružu.


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ItGirl & I Love...event ♥

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Although sick with a flu, I managed to get out of my apartment yesterday and attend this gorgeous event organized by It Girl.hr and held at Everet Group quarters in the heart of Zagreb - and the reason? The promotion of I Love cosmetics products together with some other exciting beauty announcements. I enjoyed the whole event - it was truly gorgeous - decorated with chocolate & vanilla cupcakes and the scents of the sweet, fruity I Love products.
I Love is a british bath & body brand that focuses on making cute and girly, delicious smelling products - as quoted directly from their website: 
 
"All our products are bursting full of ideas, inspiration and happiness. They are fun and sensuous and all encapsulate the most memorable, delicious and delectable scents that magically transport the user to a different place, evoking powerful memories and injecting a little piece of happiness into our customers lives."
 
Iako poprilično bolesna, uspjela sam smoći snage i izvući se iz kreveta jučer te otići na ovaj divan event kojeg nam je priredio It Girl.hr portal u suradnji sa Everet Group Zagreb. Razlog? Promocija I Love Cosmetics proizvoda zajedno s još nekim uzbudljivim beauty novitetima. Uživala sam u cijelom događaju - bilo je uistinu lijepo - cijeli prostor je odavao dojam čarolije, ukrašen cupcakesima i ispunjen slatkim voćnim mirisima I Love proizvoda.
I Love je britanski brend preparativne kozmetike koji proizvodi slatkaste, ženstvene proizvode neodoljivih mirisa - ovaj citat sam preuzela direktno s njihovog britanskog websitea:

"Svi naši proizvodi prepuni su ideja, inspiracije i sreće. Zabavni su i senzualni i utjelovljuju sjetne, ukusne mirise koji vas magično prebacuju u neko drugo vrijeme, prizivajući sjećanja i ubrizgavajući malen dio sreće u živote naših kupaca"
 
 
After hearing about the wonders of I Love products - we heard a short presentation on the new Collistar collection - which managed to match furniture design with high end cosmetics. In case you're wondering what I'm talking about - google Collistar & Kartell. This collaboration gave birth to one of the most originally designed makeup collections I have ever seen and I'm sure it will be hugely popular this spring (Kartell is a designer of "plastic" furniture - mostly noted for the famous transparent pastel colored chairs).
 
Nakon I Love prezentacije - čuli smo ponešto i o novoj Collistar kolekciji - koja je uspjela na maštoviti način spojiti visoki dizajn i high end kozmetiku. Ako se pitate o čemu govorim - guglajte Collistar & Kartell. Iz ove suradnje izrodila se jedna od najoriginalnijih makeup kolekcija koje sam do sad imala prilike vidjeti i sigurna sam da će biti vrlo popularna ovog proljeća. (Kartell dizajnira "plastični" namještaj - najpoznatije djelo su zasigurno prozirne stolice u pastelnim bojama).
 
 
The end of the event was reserved for the brand Juvena - which focuses on the skin reparation & care products. Their specialty lies in incorporating scientifical, biological approach to the making of their products so if you're wondering where the coenzim Q10 was first introducted to cosmetics - it was in Juvena's laboratories. I'm looking forward to trying out their products which supposedly build collagen and help make your skin more plumper & younger looking (no matter the age).  
 
Kraj eventa bio je rezerviran za brand Juvena - vrlo kvalitetan i zanimljiv brand o kojem se kod nas, čini mi se, nedovoljno govori. Njihova specijalnost leži u korištenju znanstvenog, biološkog pristupa u izradi kozmetike tako da ako se pitate kada se prvi put (i gdje) pojavio popularni koenzim Q10 - odgovor je: u Juvena laboratorijima (kao dio kozmetike). Veselim se isprobavanju njihovih proizvoda koji se baziraju na popravljanju i oporavku kože, njenom pomlađivanju uz ponovnu izgradnju kolagena - što bi trebalo dati rezultate punije, zdravije kože lica i tijela (bez obzira na godine).



PICTURE CREDITS/ VLASNIŠTVO FOTOGRAFIJA: Add To Love blog

Thank you once again It Girl.hr for organizing this marvelous gathering!
 
Zahvaljujem još jednom It Girl.hr portalu na organizaciji ovog divnog okupljanja!




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Wet 'n' Wild Color Icon blush - Heather Silk

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This wonderful blush recently became a part of my blush-addicted collection and I've been loving it ever since. Heather Silk is a deep toned pink shade, almost mauve in its undertones and definitely a color with a vintage feel. I didn't expect much from it, though it was just gonna be another typical pink blush, but it surprised me in the most pleasant way. I would describe the color as "dusty" or "vintage" rose and on my cheeks it looks quite natural and sophisticated. This past few days I've been rotating this color and Lily Lolo's Rosy Apple when I wanted a bit more coppery/reddish tones. Heather Silk is a part of Wet 'n' Wild's Color Icon blushes and one of the most beautiful ones in the whole range, at least in my opinion. 
 
Ovo divno rumenilo se nedavno pronašlo u mojoj kolekciji (koja sve više raste jer ih dosta volim) i svidjelo mi se već od prvog korištenja. Heather Silk je zagasito ružičasta nijansa, sa blagim hladnijim/mauve tonovima i definitivno boja koja odaje starinski/vintage ugođaj. Nisam od nje puno očekivala, mislila sam da će biti samo još jedna tipična roza boja, no jako me pozitivno iznenadila. Opisala bih ju kao prljavo rozu - na obrazima izgleda nevjerojatno prirodno i elegantno. Zadnjih par dana sam stalno rotirala između ovog rumenila i Lily Lolo Rosy Applea kojeg sam birala kad sam htjela nešto bakrenije tonove. Heather Silk dio je stalne postave Wet 'n' Wild Color Icon rumenila i jedno je od najljepših u toj kolekciji, barem po mom mišljenju.
 

It's pigmentation is matchable to Sleek's and Pupa blushes - the two most pigmented ones in my collection. This blush has a soft, velvety texture so it's easy to get it on your makeup brush and you have to be extremely careful while applying because it's incredibly rich and it's easy to overdo the whole look. So I usually dust it off the brush first and then blend with another, clean brush. That gets me the best results. I wasn't expecting such nice pigmentation and longevity (although, I don't know why - as I've stated in my previous reviews - Wet 'n' Wild has great makeup items especially in that price range) so the results truly surprised me and as I've said before, I've been using it constantly these last few weeks. It's a perfect match to my Bourjois Rose Tweed lipstick and works wonders with the Naked 3 palette.
If you're looking for the dusty, toned down pink - I would definitely suggest this one! It's a close dupe to MAC's Prom Princess so why not save some money and invest in this wonderful item instead?
 
Price: 3$

Pigmentacija mu je na razini Sleek i Pupa rumenila, a ona su jedna od najboljih po tom pitanju od svih koje posjedujem. Heather Silk ima meku, baršunastu teksturu te ga je izuzetno lako nanositi i dobro se prima na kist - no zbog jake pigmentacije treba pripaziti kako se ne bi dobio pretjeran efekt, zato ga obično nanesem jednim kistom, a blendam drugim, čistim i tad su rezultati najbolji. Iskreno nisam očekivala ovoliku postojanost, trajnost i pigmentaciju iako ne znam zašto - kao što sam i u prijašnjim recenzijama spominjala, Wet 'n' Wild je odličan brend i sva šminka im je super kvalitete posebno u tom cjenovnom rangu. Ovo rumenilo sam intenzivno koristila zadnjih par tjedana i super se uklopilo uz Bourjois Rose Tweed ruž i sjenila iz Naked 3 palete.
Ako tražite zagasito ružičasto pigmentirano rumenilo - preporučam Heather Silk! Vrlo je blizak dupe MAC-ovom Prom Princess pa zašto ne biste malo uštedjeli i usput isprobali divan proizvod?

Cijena: ~ 20ak kuna

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L'oreal Color Riche Collection Exclusive - Blake's Pure Red

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This is going to be a very short review of a marvelous lipstick that was recently launched by L'oreal Paris. After having them on my wishlist for some time, the most magical thing happened - I was very much surprised when the postman rang that morning and brought this lovely gift that Beauty Blogette (visit her blog -here- it's one of the best ones in my country!) decided to send me! Since it was so random and unexpected and after I've had a hard and not so happy Christmas this year, it came as such a nice surprise and made one of my wishes come true. The shade she picked for me was Blake's Pure Red and I think that it is the perfect match for me since all the others are either too dark or too orange for my skintone.
Blake's Pure Red is a true red shade, completely Hollywood like - bright but toned down at the same time, red with slightly cool undertones - it will make your pearly whites even better and it compliments pale skin perfectly.
Since this is a semi-matte shade it is a bit harder to apply - it's a very bright and noticeable color so you have to be extra careful while applying it, no mistakes allowed. However, after you spend some time on it - it's longevity is unbelievable and it even survived my three-course Chinese restaurant meal this Saturday. I felt like it was glued on to my lips and trust me - it won't move once applied. Along with the Revlon's ColorStay foundation reviewed recently, it makes the perfect combo for those long days with lots of picture taking! I'm sure I will be wearing it at my promotion and all of the other beautiful events to come :) Thank you once again Beauty Blogette - you couldn't have chosen a better gift!


Danas pišem jedan dosta kratki osvrt na predivan ruž kojeg je L'oreal Paris nedavno lansirao u svojoj kolekciji Color Riche Collection Exclusive - Pure Reds. Nakon što sam ga dugo odmjeravala i tražila savršen crveni ruž, dogodilo mi se potpuno neočekivano iznenađenje tog jutra kad je poštar pozvonio. Dočekao me paketić od divne Maruše sa Beauty Blogette bloga (klik za blog ovdje - jedan je od najboljih na našim prostorima!). Ovaj poklon me posebno razveselio jer ga nimalo nisam očekivala i jer sam imala dosta težak Božić ove godine; uz sav stres kojeg sam prolazila tih dana, stvarno me oraspoložilo dobiti ovaj predivan ruž kojeg sam tad prekrižila s wishliste. Nijansa koju je odabrala za mene nosi naziv Blake's Pure Red i radi se o pravoj, klasičnoj crvenoj boji sa nešto hladnijim podtonom - što je uvijek lijepo jer ne čini zube žutima i jer na poseban način ističe blijedi ten. Mislim da mi ova nijansa savršeno odgovara i da bi mi druge bile možda prenarančaste ili pretamne za ton kože.
S obzirom da je ovo polu-mat nijansa (ima određen kremasti sjaj) - morate biti jako oprezni kod nanošenja; greške nisu dozvoljene. No s laganim potezima i mirnom rukom dobijete stvarno predivne rezultate za koje se vrijedi potruditi jer je ovo jedan od najtrajnijih ruževa koje posjedujem. Preživio je ultimativni test - subotnju večeru u kineskom restoranu u tri slijeda - na kraju svega, očekivala sam da uopće više neću imati ruž na usnama, no on je ostao gotovo netaknut. Također, nije mi se preslikao po rubovima usnica ili po bradi što je odličan aspekt jer je dokazao da ga možete nositi i na razne večere i ručkove bez obzira na jaku pigmentaciju.
Zajedno sa Revlon ColorStay podlogom koju sam recenzirala u prošlom postu čini savršenu kombinaciju za sve one situacije kad trebate izdržljiv makeup koji će lijepo izgledati na fotografijama. Sigurna sam da ću nositi ovu kombinaciju na promociji i u mnogim drugim divnim prilikama! Hvala još jednom Beauty Blogette - nisi mogla izabrati ljepši poklon!






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Revlon Colorstay Foundation - 150 Buff

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I do realize that it is a bit peculiar that I'm only now doing my first ever review of one of the most praised and popular foundations worldwide. The reasons for that are many, but the biggest one was that I just usually kept to those that I knew worked for me, so I've been using the same 3-4 foundations in various combinations throughout these 10 years of my makeup-wearing practices. Only recently have I started experimenting a bit more so in the last year only I've tried the Nude Illusion by Catrice, Wet n Wild's Coverall, Bareminerals Original Mineral foundation and Lancome's Teint Miracle. I was lucky to say that all of these worked great on my skin and I still wear them from time to time, depending on the mood. Before I started blogging I never understood women who had more than one foundation in their makeup storages but now I'm facing five of them at the same time. This was my first ever PR-collaboration with Revlon and I have to thank them again for giving me the opportunity to try out the ColorStay Foundation for the very first time and below are my honest opinions after more than one week of constant using (almost every day).

Potpuno razumijem da je pomalo neobično da tek sad pišem svoj prvi osvrt na ovu tekuću podlogu, jednu od najpopularnijih u beauty krugovima kako ovdje, tako i u svijetu. No, razlozi za to su mnogi, a jedan od najvećih je taj da sam se nekako držala svojih rutinskih pudera koji su mi odgovarali - non stop sam u upotrebi imala jedan od ta tri ili četiri koji su mi se pokazali dobrim tako da nisam previše eksperimentirala u ovih 10 godina koliko se uopće šminkam. No, otkako pišem beauty blog, počela sam sve više izlaziti iz svoje "comfort" zone i isprobavati razne nove proizvode pa tako i pudere. Tako sam samo u prošloj godini isprobala i Nude Illusion od Catricea, Wet n Wild Coverall, Bareminerals mineralnu podlogu i Lancome Teint Miracle. Bila sam prava sretnica što sam upravo ove uvrstila u odabir jer su mi svi dobro odgovarali, uz Bourjois CC kremu koja se pokazala pravim otkrićem u 2014. Prije pisanja bloga, nisam shvaćala potrebu za hrpom pudera u makeup kolekcijama stranih blogerica - navikla sam imati jedan kojeg koristim dok ga ne potrošim, a eto sad ih usporedno koristim čak pet. Ovo je moja prva suradnja sa Revlon Hrvatska timom i vrlo sam sretna da su mi pokazali povjerenje poklonivši mi ColorStay podlogu na recenziju. Ispod ćete naći moje prve dojmove i iskrena mišljenja o ovom krajnje popularnom puderu. 



The Revlon's ColorStay Foundation comes in various shades and two types - the one for oily/combination skin and the one for dry/normal skin (that is my version). I have never experienced this before and I'm glad that they decided to make two types of product for different skin needs, but they're all matte nonetheless. After I applied it for the first time - I had no idea what to think - and my opinions changed from suspicious to really pleased. I didn't hydrate my skin enough that first time so the foundation revealed some rough patches of my dry skin but after "sitting" on it for some time it kind of melted into it and became invisible on my face. Which I really appreciate as I usually don't like cakey or heavy foundations. So for my next uses, I decided to apply primer and/or moisturizer before the foundation and the results were perfect. Full, flawless coverage, formula that's easy to work with and a relatively light feeling even though it's a full-on-facade type of foundation. It never felt heavy or artificial. The matte effect was nice, it didn't seem like my skin was any drier but instead had that subtle glow (even though this is not a luminous foundation at all) all over. But, what intrigued me the most was the perfect longevity - all of my foundations usually last all day, without any doubt, but they do seem a bit washed up till the end of day - however, with Revlon's ColorStay I felt like I had a second face all day long. It looked exactly the same in the evening as it did at 12 pm.

Revlon ColorStay puder dolazi u više nijansi (12) i u dvije verzije koje pokrivaju sve tipove kože - jedna za mješovitu do masnu kožu i jedna za suhu do normalnu (moja verzija). Inače još nisam primijetila da brendovi svoje pudere proizvode u više varijanti i ovo mi se jako svidjelo - jedinstvena prilika da i oni sa ekstremno suhom kožom isprobaju matirajući efekt. Nakon što sam ga prvi put nanijela, nisam znala što očekivati - mišljenje mi se brzo mijenjalo iz skeptičnog u dosta pozitivno. Naime, taj prvi put nisam hidratizirala kožu prije nanošenja pa je u samom početku puder istaknuo neke suhe dijelove kože no s vremenom je puno bolje sjeo i postao gotovo nevidljiv na licu, što stvarno cijenim jer inače ne volim brašnaste, tj. cakey teške podloge. Kod sljedećih nanošenja, odlučila sam stavljati primer i/ili hidratantnu kremu direktno prije pudera i rezultati su bili fenomenalni. Potpuno, savršeno prekrivanje, formula koja se lako razmazuje i proizvod kojeg zapravo dosta malo treba za dosta jak efekt. Također, puder mi je sjedao dosta lagano na lice, što nikako nisam očekivala od full coverage mat podloge. Što se tiče samog mat efekta - bio je baš onakav kakvog sam i željela, potpuno bez ikakvog masnog sjaja, ali opet ne "presuh" tj. nije mi nekako postarao kožu kako to neki mat puderi znaju činiti. Izgledao je dosta prirodno i čak sam primijetila određen sjaj iako ovo uopće nije luminozna podloga. Ono što mi se najviše svidjelo je nevjerojatna dugotrajnost - naime, svi puderi s kojima sam zadovoljna traju dugo, traju gotovo cijeli dan, ali naravno do kraja dana postanu nešto drugačiji nego na početku - s Revlon ColorStay podlogom nisam iskusila ove probleme i zapravo me jako iznenadio u tome što je bio gotovo jednak nakon 8 sati nošenja kao kad sam ga tek nanijela, imala sam osjećaj da mi je podario drugu kožu.



My shade is called 150 (Buff) and works great for people with relatively pale skin with no distinct undertones (it's not pink nor yellow), for comparison I've made swatched of some of the other foundations that I'm wearing. It is quite pale, but not in that dead looking - gothic sort of fashion, instead it looks ivory or porcelain - something a true princess would appreciate :P
What else to say? I would recommend ColorStay foundation to everyone because it suits the needs of a full on makeup coverage, it would be perfect for events where there's lots of picture taking, and because of the matte effect it won't make your face oily or shiny on the photos. Even if you're like me and you prefer lighter, dewy foundations, Revlon's ColorStay is a must have in everyone's purse. I'm glad they made the foundation for all skin types so you can really have no excuses for not trying it out! ;)

Moja nijansa nosi naziv 150 (Buff) i odlična je za ljude sa srednje-blijedom kožom, tj. za sve one koji žele jako svijetli puder bez da izgledaju mrtvo (postoji još jedna skroz gothic bijela nijansa - Ivory). Za usporedbu sam napravila swatcheve još nekih drugih podloga koje često koristim pa možete vidjeti kakvog je podtona, osobno nisam primijetila nikakve dodatne boje u njemu - niti se čini ružičasto, niti žućkasto. Dosta je neutralan i zato mislim da bi odgovarao uistinu svima. Što još reći? Preporučila bi ColorStay puder svima jer savršeno zadovoljava potrebe za jačim makeupom, za punim prekrivanjem i za one događaje kad nećete imati vremena popravljati puder, a očekuje vas puno naslikavanja (npr. razni eventi, vjenčanja, rođendani, izlasci) - zbog mat efekta koža neće izgledati masno na slikama, a izdržljivost mu je izvanredna. Čak ako ste kao ja i preferirate lakše, dewy podloge, bilo bi dobro da vam se ColorStay nađe u torbici, ako ništa onda barem za ovakve posebne događaje. Drago mi je da su napravili podlogu koja odgovara i suhoj i masnoj koži tj. da imamo na izbor razne varijante tako da nikako nemate izliku da ga ne isprobate! ;)

PRICE: 12,99 $ at Ulta.com
CIJENA: ~ 100 - 110 kn (Muller trgovine)


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L'Occitane - Fleurs De Cerisier collection

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L'Occitane en Provence just launched their new spring collection - Fleurs De Cerisier - with the most loveliest cherry scents! This is a PR post so just sit & enjoy the pictures with the info for this adorable new products! This whole collection is limited so hurry up for your samples if you're into cherry scented products! My absolute favorite is Cherry Blossom Eau de Toilette

L'Occitane en Provence je upravo lansirao svoju novu proljetnu kolekciju - Fleurs De Cerisier - Svježina Proljetne Trešnje! Ovo je PR post tako da vam samo donosim fotografije i info o ovim proizvodima, kao i cijene nove kolekcije! Cijela kolekcija je limitiranog izdanja stoga požurite ako volite miris trešnje u proljeće! Meni je apsolutni favorit parfem tj. toaletna vodica "Svježina Proljetne Trešnje" jer obožavam ovakve mirise i inače, a posebno u nadolazećim toplijim mjesecima ♥

EAU DE TOILETTE - Fleurs De Cerisier - Svježina Proljetne Trešnje 50ml  

*limited edition

Price: 45 $
Cijena: 285 kn


"Spring is here! This eau de toilette reveals the notes of the very first cherry blossoms in a fresh and fruity fragrance.Made with a cherry extract from the Luberon region of Provence, plentiful with cherry tree orchards. As spring awakens, sunrays illuminate their white flowers with pink hues, and a light breeze carries their fresh and delicate scent."
"Prve zrake sunca nježno miluju nasade u Luberonu (Provansa) i bude cvat bijelih trešnjinih pupoljaka iz kojih zrači svježina proljetne razigranosti. Prekrasno prirodan, kristalno čist miris s osvježavajućim i nježnim notama povest će vas na mirisno putovanje u živopisan voćnjak trešanja."



L'EAU FRAGRANCE TOUCH - Fleurs De Cerisier - Svježina Proljetne Trešnje - Mirisni Dodir 14ml

Price: 30 $
Cijena: 158,30 kn 

 "This perfumed gel softly melts onto the skin to unveil all the freshness of the very first cherry blossoms. Take it along with you for frequent touch-ups throughout the day."
 "Mirisni gel se nježno upija u kožu i daruje joj svu svježinu prvih cvjetova trešanja. Ovo je nov uljepšavajući ritual za mirisne dodire tijekom cijelog dana."

L'EAU HAND CREAM - Cherry Blossom - Svježina Proljetne Trešnje krema za ruke 30ml

Price: 12 $
Cijena: 59,40 kn

"Enriched with shea butter, this cream helps to nourish and protect hands. It leaves skin soft, delicately fragranced with a fruity floral scent as soft as a caress from the very first cherry blossoms."
 "Krema obogaćena karite maslacem pomaže nahraniti i zaštititi
ruke, poput mirisnog buketa mekoće."
L'EAU SHOWER MILK - Cherry Blossom - Svježina Proljetne Trešnje mlijeko za tuširanje 250ml

Price: 20 $
Cijena: 114,80 kn

"This gentle shower milk cleanses the skin and leaves it silky smooth. The skin is delicately fragranced with a fruity floral scent as soft as a caress from the very first cherry blossoms."
 "Nježno čisti kožu, koja je potom meka i mirisna poput latica
trešnjinog cvijeta."
L'EAU BODY MILK - Cherry Blossom - Svježina Proljetne Trešnje hidratantno mlijeko za tijelo 250 ml
Price: 25 $
Cijena:  182,10 kn

"Envelop your skin with the delicate, fresh scent of springtime in Provence with our Cherry Blossom Shimmering Lotion. This light formula absorbs quickly into the skin and leaves an iridescent finish. Enriched with shea butter and a cherry extract from the Luberon region of Provence, this lotion helps to smooth and moisturize skin while leaving it lightly perfumed."
 "Prozračna i lagana formula mlijeka brzo se upija, dubinski hidratizira kožu 
te je obavija profinjenim voćno-cvjetnim mirisom i baršunastom mekoćom."

What are your thoughts on this collection? Do you enjoy L'Occitane's limited edition sets? Which items was your favorite? Share down below!

Što mislite o ovoj kolekciji? Volite li L'Occitane mirisne setove? Koji proizvod vam se najviše svidio?
Podijelite u komentarima!

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Wet 'n' Wild Megaslicks Balm Stain: Red-dy or not!

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With Valentine's day approaching, blogging community is overwhelmed with cute heartsy products that will warm up even the grumpiest souls. I have always loved V-day and never understood the whole hate-fuss that revolves around it, but I guess you can blame my traditionalism for that. With that being said, I was happy to receive this gorgeous reddish lip balm/stain from Wet 'n' Wild and I have to say it has one of the best formulas I have encountered when it comes to this type of product! The other favorites in this category are my beloved Revlon's Lip Butters and Bourjois Colourburst Lip Crayons. I love them for everyday occasions, when I'm in a hurry and I don't have special amount of time to dedicate to my usually dry lips - then I just splash these on and I instantly get it all - the hydration, the long-lasting color and the most natural, juicy shine!

Kako se Valentinovo približava, tako i na blogovima sve više viđamo recenzije slatkih proizvoda i manikura ispunjenih srcima koje će ugrijati i najledenija srca. Uvijek sam voljela Valentinovo i nikad nisam shvaćala potrebu da se uništi i hejta ovaj dan, ali za to možete okriviti tvrdokornog konzervativca u meni. S tim rečenim, bilo mi je drago iskoristiti ovaj predivni crveni ruž-balzam baš za ovaj post, tako da se još jednom zahvaljujem Wet 'n' Wild Croatia timu što su ga poslali na recenziju i moram reći da ovaj proizvod ima jednu od najboljih formula koje sam susrela u ovakvim ruževima. Drugi pobjednici u toj kategoriji su moji dragi Revlon Lip Butters i Bourjois Colourburst Lip Crayons. Volim ih za svakodnevne prilike, kad sam u žurbi i kad nemam vremena posvetiti dodatnu pažnju usnama - u tim trenutcima samo "nabacim" jedan od ovih ljepotana i u kratkom roku imam sve što tražim od proizvoda za usne - hidrataciju, dobru pigmentaciju i pristojnu trajnost boje!



The Megaslicks Balm Stain's are a perfect combination of a lip balm and lipstick. They are quite hydrating, soft, moisturizing, juicy but also pigmented to the point I didn't expect. You can upgrade the pigmentation with more layers so as you can see on these pictures down below they look like a regular, shiny lipsticks. I love this type of shine, it's not artificial or cheap looking, but makes my lips seem healthy & fresh. The longevity is of course - on the shorter side, but not as you would expect. It actually lasts for a decent amount of time, if you don't eat/drink I'd say - 2h with no problems. They tend to fade while eating so bear in mind that you will have to fix them up if you're up for some romantic dinners this Saturday. But the best part about them is that they're so easy to use, you can't go wrong because the formula just glides on your lips like a regular lip balm and there is no room left for mistakes. Mine is in the shade Red-dy Or Not! and it is, as you can see on the swatches, a bright, cherry red shade that reminds me of fruit candies for some reason. What more to say? I'm certainly getting more of these (the nude ones are especially gorgeous + the Lady and the Vamp - reviewed here by Makeup and OTHER) - if you suffer from dry lips this winter and you're looking for a pigmented but moisturizing lipstick, this product might be perfect for you.

PRICE: ~ 7$

*PR PRODUCT

Megaslicks Balm Stain ruževi savršena su kombinacija balzama i ruža za usne, kao što ste vjerojatno zaključili iz uvoda. Jako su hidratantni, meki, izuzetno kremaste i "sočne" konzistencije, koja lagano klizi po usnama i ostavlja dosta pigmentiran trag za sobom, do mjere koju nikako nisam očekivala. Pigmentaciju možete nadograđivati sa više slojeva, od skroz blage do dosta jake, tako da ćete po slikama dolje vidjeti da može izgledati i kao pravi ruž. Megaslicks Balm Stain ruževi posjeduju divan sjaj, prirodan i zdrav od kojeg mi usne izgledaju nekako punije i ljepše. Trajnost je naravno, nešto kraća nego kod mat ruževa, no nije opet skroz nepostojeća - meni su trajali duže nego sam očekivala, dakle bez vode/hrane i sličnog i do 2, 2.5 sata što je sasvim u redu što se mene tiče. Naravno, uz hranu se pomalo brišu s usana i blijede i ostavljaju taj "stain" tj. pigmentaciju u tragovima koja nalikuje pojačanoj prirodnoj boji usana. Taj efekt mi se baš sviđa i drago mi je da se usprkos vodenastoj tj. jako kremastoj teksturi ne razmazuju, dakle neće ostaviti ružna klaunovska usta za sobom. Moj Megaslicks Balm Stain dolazi u nijansi Red-dy Or Not! i kao što se vidi iz swatcheva, radi se o lijepoj, zdravoj crvenoj boji trešnje. Boja me podsjeća na one tvrde bombone i slične slatkiše, zbog visokog sjaja izgleda jako sočno i primamljivo, kao nešto što bismo rado pojeli :) Što još reći - ako patite od suhih usana ove zime - razmislite o ovom proizvodu, pigmentiranost je, kao što se i vidi, dobra, trajnost je sasvim ok za ovaj tip proizvoda, a cijena povoljna kao i uvijek sa WnW. Sigurno ću nabaviti još kojeg, jako mi se sviđaju nude nijanse i Lady and the Vamp (pročitajte Ivaninu recenziju ovdje - Makeup and OTHER).

Cijena: oko 30 kn 

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The Body Shop - Atlas Mountain Rose Body Butter

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This is my first ever review of TBS product and probably one of the rare ones I'll be doing since it's hard to get by The Body Shop products here in my country. I was really lucky to have it brought to me by my friend Tanja from the USA (thank you!) and she picked the most perfect version - the one with roses! This particular rose scented body butter calls the name "Atlas Mountain Rose". I really had no expectations because I've never tried TBS products before and I've only heard praises on other blogs. First of, I'd like to say that while the packaging looks very plain and ordinary (non luxury) - the butter inside is a real treasure for everyone suffering from dry skin! I would compare the consistency and richness of TBS body butters to that of L'occitane's rich body creams (with high percentages of shea butter) - it's very thick and consistent, different from all the other butters available in stores here. And as you can see on the ingredients list - same as with L'occitane - the shea butter extract is very high up there! Which is quite nice for everyone who wants a nourishing, rich product. It helps repair damaged and dry skin, soaks in a bit slower but offers a deep nourishment in return. Perfect for your long pampering rituals!

Ovo je moj prvi i vjerojatno jedan od rijetkih osvrta na The Body Shop proizvode s obzirom da ih je dosta teško nabavljati u našoj zemlji, nisam sigurna postoje li stranice koje dostavljaju kod nas, a na Ebayu se ta cijena penje do neisplativih razmjera (ponekad). Zato sam sretna za ovu priliku da ih isprobam - a nju mi je omogućila draga Tanja (hvala ti!) koja mi je donijela verziju "Atlas Mountain Rose" iz SAD-a. Zaista nisam imala nikakvih očekivanja jer nikad nisam isprobala TBS proizvode prije, a na drugim blogovima sam samo čitala riječi hvale. Prvo moram reći da iako pakiranje izgleda dosta obično, unutra se krije pravi mali dragulj od proizvoda, posebno za ljude sa ekstremno suhom kožom. Usporedila bih konzistenciju tj. gustoću ovih maslaca s onima marke L'occitane, točnije s njihovim ultrabogatim kremama za tijelo (velik udio shea maslaca, kao i u TBS slučaju). Dakle ovaj maslac je prilično gust i kremast, teže razmaziv od običnih maslaca i losiona stoga vjerujem da će divno služiti onima koji traže dubinsku hidrataciju i oporavak kože. Malo se sporije upija, što je normalno s obzirom na spomenutu gustoću, ali ovo ni nije proizvod kojeg ćete koristiti u žurbi, bolji je za duge njegujuće rituale u trenutcima opuštanja :)




The rose scent is strong - which I'm personally very fond of, I love roses in all forms so having this is a real treat in my case. The smell is quite natural, as much as it could be, and reminds me (if I had to choose) of again - L'occitane's rose hand creams and body milks/lotions. I keep comparing these two brands because after months of using this, I've always felt that they're somehow similar in their effect, scent and overall focus on natural ingredients (with some pharmaceutical ones). However, L'occitane is a bit more expensive because of their luxurious packaging and if I had to choose I would always rather pick them over TBS. But still, I can see where all the rave came from - TBS butters are cheaper than those from high end brands and the effect they give is very similar, minus the presentation of the product. But with brands like Afrodita Cosmetics here and lots of cheaper other ones in foreign countries I would still think they should lower their prices a bit, 20$ for something that's hardly above drugstore standards is a bit too much and I would always, in my case, add 5-10$ more and get something from L'occitane for example. I'm sure you all know what I'm getting at!

Miris mu je dosta intenzivan, što se meni osobno sviđa, posebno kad se radi o ružama. Radi se o dosta prirodnom mirisu ruža, koliko je to moguće, svjež je i ne zagušuje osjetila, ali opet dosta prisutan da nije za one koji vole nježnije proizvode u toj kategoriji - opet ću reći - miris me podsjeća na one kakve L'occitane stavlja u svoje ružine kreme za ruke, kao i kreme/losione za tijelo. Neprestano uspoređujem ova dva brenda jer sam prije koristila L'occitane kremu za tijelo od ruže i moram priznati da je ovaj maslac za tijelo identičan proizvod toj kremi, uz izuzetak ljepšeg pakiranja. Općenito mi se čini da su TBS i L'occitane dosta slični po tom fokusu na dosta prirodnih sastojaka (uz dodatak onih farmaceutskih, da se tako izrazim) te po efektu kojeg im proizvodi pružaju. No, kako god, TBS je nešto jeftiniji radi lošijeg pakiranja tj. jeftinije ambalaže. Shvaćam otkud u SAD-u ludost za TBS maslacima za tijelo - jeftiniji su od onih high end brendova, a pružaju sličan ili gotovo isti učinak. No za nas u Hrvatskoj je to pomalo neisplativo - osim eventualnog snobizma koji se razvije u samoj želji da se posjeduje proizvod o kojem pričaju stranci - ne vidim zašto izdvojiti za baš ove maslace 100-120 kuna kad se za 150 kn u L'occitane (npr.) može pronaći proizvod iste kvalitete i još luksuznijeg, ljepšeg pakiranja. Da ne spominjem brendove kao što je Afrodita Kozmetika koji proizvode vrlo kvalitetne maslace po duplo manjoj cijeni od TBS. Mislim da bi radi sveg spomenutog TBS trebao spustiti cijene jer su opet preskupi za drogerijski rang, a u high end kategoriju ne pripadaju. Sigurna sam da svi shvaćate na što ciljam, ali voljela bi čuti i vaša mišljenja na ovu temu!



FULL INGREDIENTS LIST: 

Aqua/Water (Solvent/Diluent), Glycerin (Humectant), Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (Skin Conditioning Agent - Emollient), Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil (Emollient), Olea Europaea Fruit Oil/Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (Emollient), Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter/Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter (Emollient), Coco-Caprylate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (Emollient), Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil/Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Cera Alba/Beeswax (Emulsifier/Emollient), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Hydroxycitronellal (Fragrance Ingredient), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Rosa Damascena Flower Extract (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Benzoic Acid (Preservative), Dehydroacetic Acid (Preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (Skin-Conditioning Agent).


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