Saturday, April 13, 2013

Slovenian Bloggers 13 & 14/2013

Want to know what Slovenian bloggers were up to last week?
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UniqaPoly has some empties. But she also reviewed something from Essence Vintage District LE.

Maja Ena wrote a March before & after post. And check her April's calendar

Check out Essence Floral Grunge TE haul & swatches by Lux. And the review of Catrice Camouflafe Cream.

Taya made swatches Barry M Textured polishes and review of Essence tint

Alja compared mint polishes. And dyed her hair in a very simple way.

Katiee made a blue manicure with striping tape & rhinestones. And swatched Essence Floral Grunge

Dee showed us her Essence 17-piece set and March favourites.

One of Matejas was in Planica. Also, check some fun pictures.

Check Katja's outfit

Ivana has beautiful nail polishes on her nails. 

Need some new polishes? Pumpin*'s selling them! But check out a nail polish she's not selling.

And something not just for girls - OutFit7 and a very useful post on how to find some symbols on OS X.

SoulFishing was cruising in Graz

Do you wanna know what C'est la vie is watching on TV?

Saturday, April 6, 2013

March Favorites

Hello Beauty world!
Today I am writing about my most loved and reached for products for the past month aka my March Favorites :)
This time the photos will be a little bit of a lower quality, since my Canon camera does not want to obey me.
Anyways let's just jump into it ;)

Body Care:
1. Planet spa Indulgence - Thailand lotus flower & champagne - velvety smooth bath elixir 
I have always been more of a shower girl rather than a bath girl. But lately I have started to get more into the bath/relax regime.
And that is why I have fallen in love with this product. It smells amazing and also the smell is not at all overpowering, it's very relaxing and soothing. And it makes my skin very soft after I get out of the bath.

2. Christina Aguilera - Inspire - body lotion
I've had this product for quite a while. It's one of those products that when you get it you really love it and use it all the time, but than you try something new and completely forget about your previous beloved product. Well that happened with this. This month I "rediscovered" this lotion. 
It's a very soft and moisturizing lotion. What I love the most about it is that it absorbs into the skin very quickly after the application.

3. Avon Pur Blanca - Elegance
This is my favorite spring scent. Since I got it I haven't been using any other parfumes and I think I won't stop until I use it up.
I am not very good at describing scents, but I'll try :) It is a very suttle floraly scent, I would describe it as a clean scent (yes as in clean clothes) :D
Well there you go. 

4. Avon Senses - mystique-  body spray - sensual rose gardenia, jasmine, peach & vanilla
Oh if I start with the romantic story of how I met Mr. Body Spray, this blog post would not have an end.
But on a serious note though I really love body sprays... A lot !
And this one is just a perfect scent that just reminds me instantly of flowers and sunny spring days. It's just lovely.

Skincare & Makeup
5. Avon Solutions - winter night cream
This has been the prefect nourishing night cream for this month, since my skin has been transitioning from winter into "warmer" spring (it's not really springy yet in Slovenia ... please send us some sun).
It a thick cream that gently moisturizes my skin after cleansing and washing.
I love the softness that it gives to my skin after I apply it, and also I love how my skin feels the morning after. 

6. Deborah Milano 5 in 1 BB Cream - for all skin types with SPF 20 - 00 Fair rose
I have been trying very hard to give my skin a breather this month and I have tried my best to use as little makeup as possible. Also I have switched from heavy/full coverage foundation to a light coverage BB cream.
It is a lovely product and I love that I don't feel like I have anything on my skin. It is pretty moisturizing, but if you have extremely dry skin I would not recommend it just because it does tend to stick to dry patches. But that is the only downside. And since my skin has been great and not dry at all I have been very satisfied with this BB cream. 

7. Essence kiss care love lip balm - 01 fruit crush
This product has been a dream come true for me. I love a moisturizing lip balm, but it's a whole other world when it's a little like a lipstick and it smells like a bubble gum. That last sentence pretty much explains why I love this product. 

8. Essence I <3 Stage eyeshadow base
This Essence primer has been my loyal companion, since I bought it and it will be soon gone. That makes me very sad, but at the same time happy, because I'll get to repurchase it :)

9. Essence Blossoms etc... - multi colour powder/highlighter - Flower Power
After staying matt for the whole winter, this month I decided to switch it up a bit and use some highlighter. 
And this one is amazing. Not just because of the cool pattern but also because it has a very suttle shimmer to it. The particles are barely wisible. 
I love to put it on my nose, on the chin and on top of my cheekbones for a nice dewy finish. 

10. Essence Sun Club - blondes/lighter skin - all over shimmer for eyes, face & body - Ibiza sun
A multi-functional product. Who doesn't love those?! Well I certainly do.
I have been using this one mostly as eyeshadows and maybe once or twice I used it for adding glow to my cheeks. 

11. Avon Ideal Luminous blush - Peach
This blush has been my favorite blush for more than a month now. It's is actually a shimmery version of my favorite blush of all time, which is Essence's blush in Adorable.
Just like the name says it is a peachy blush with tiny gold shimmer, perfect for spring. It makes your cheek stand out and gives them a lovely glow. 
12. Essence Smokey Eyes pencil - 03 Are you hot? 
Yes I am (just kidding).
This has been another rediscovery within my makeup collection. It a very chubby pencil and also very creamy. I love applying it as a base for a smokey eye and also as eyeliner on the upper lash line. 

13. Essence Eyebrow stylish set
I have a funny story about this product.
When I bought it I was like oh great it has two colors, I'll probably use the darker one first (since I have black hair) and I can use the lighter for my crease. Well things didn't go as planned at all as you might notice in the pictures.
Anyways this is my holy grail product for brows. It's the perfect brown for my brows and I love it very much.

14. Essence Get big Lashes mascara - volume curl
This mascara has surprised me very much. I bought it just to try it out and it's now stuck with me forever.
I love that it has a big chubby wand, and that it is curled. It coats my lashes perfectly and gives them an equal amount of volume and length. 

And that is all for today's post.
I hope you liked my favorites, maybe we had some mutual ones:)
What are your favorites? 

Thank you for reading and have a nice day,

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

My Manicure Routine

Hello beauty world :)
How have you been?!
Well I've been great, kind off busy but tonight I have completely devoted my time to writing a new blog post.
I think this one is particularly fun, because it's about manicures. And who doesn't love manicures, especially if you can do them at home.

Let's start with the few things you will need for this part of a pamper day or night:

1. A towel
2. A bowl that is big enough
3. Water
4. A lemon
5. Cotton pads or cotton balls
6. Nail polish remover of your choice
7. A bath cream or oil that foams up
8. A Nail File
9. Cuticle peeling and cuticle balm
10. A base coat (in my case two- one for strenght and the other for a whitening effect)
11. Dry drops
12. A nail polish of your choice

I know I listed a lot of things, but this is just the way I like to do it and it works for me personally. You can skip a few products if you like, that is all up to you.

After getting together all of this things that I listed I follow these steps:

Step 1:

I take my cotton pad, I moist it with nail polish remover and I remove my previous nail color.I think this is the easiest one and also an obvious step.

Step 2:
Fill up your bowl with warm water and pour a little of your bath oil or cream. After it foams up you are ready to soak your hands in it.
This step is going to clean, relax, hydrate and soften your nails. That way they will be perfectly prepared for the upcoming steps.
I soak my fingers for about 10 minutes maximum, also I like the water to be a little warmer because within the 10 minutes it tends to cool off.

Step 3: 

After you have wiped your hands throw away the cooled off water and clean the bowl.
Once you have done that go ahead and put some warm water again in the bowl and this time we are adding squized lemon juice. You can add as much as you want to. Soak your hands for about 5 minutes.
This step will work on the strength of you nails. Nail treatments with lemon have actually resulted in strengthening chipping nails after a while. This has worked for me so far. Although I do have pretty brittle nails. And because of that I is really hard to grow them out without breaking.

Step 4:

Here are my nails after the whole soaking process. And now that we have completed those steps it is time to dry them well and file the nails in the wanted shape. 
The nails have softened a little because of the soaking which will make the filing very easy and quick.
And after a little bit of effort you will achieve nicely filed nails.

Step 5:

Now it's time to take care of the cuticles. I use this Essence peeling and a cluticle balm. You can use which ever products you have at home for this. A thick moisturizing hand cream does the job too.

Step 6:
This is the final step. After applying your cuticle cream you can go ahead and apply your base coat. What I do (and this makes perfect sense in my head) is I first apply a strengthening base coat and after that dries I apply my pro-white base coat. And at last apply a nail polish color of your choice. Here I used a very soft pink manicure nail polish and I put some dry drops over it so it dries faster.

This is how my nails looked before and after I went through all the steps. They are not perfect but at least with time and a proper treatment they will recover. 

How do you do your manicure? Do you go to the nail salon or do you do it yourself?
If you have any additional tips or tricks please tell me by commenting :)
I hope you liked reading my post.
Have a nice day, 

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