Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween manicure: Candy corn gradient

Hello :) If you've been reading my blog for a long time you know that I don't really do Halloween, but I try to do at least something connected to this holiday. So this year I decided to do a candy corn manicure and in a gradient form. I know that tape manicure would probably be true to original candy but I wanted to do a gradient. Before I was deep in the nail polish world I've never heard of candy corn sweets, but you learn something new every day. But enough talking here is my manicure :) 

Zdravo :) Ako već dulje čitate moj blog onda znate da baš i ne obilježavam Noć Vještica ilitiga Halloween, ali se ponekad ipak potrudim napravit nešto vezano uz ovaj praznik. Tako sam ove godine odlučila napravit candy corn (ne znam prijevod mislim da ovog uopće nema kod nas za kupit) gradient manikuru. Za postizanje identičnog izgleda ovih slatkiša bi vjerojatno bila bolja izrada sa ljepljivom trakom, ali sam ja baš željela raditi gradient. Prije moje ovisnosti o lakovima nisam uopće znala za postojanje ovih slatkiša, ali tako je naučiš nešto novo svaki dan. Ali dosta je priče idemo na manikuru :)

bijelo narancasto zuti gradient

For this manicure I used a white Golden Rose Milky way, Essence Hello summer, and Avon Lemon sugar* and a make up sponge from Avon* . Picture is shot in natural light and manicure is topped with top coat to smooth everything over. There was a lot of clean up around as always is with gradients but luckily it's not anything dark or staining. What do you have on your nails today? Do you celebrate Halloween?

Za ovu manikuru koristila sam bijeli Golden Rose Milky wayEssence Hello summer, i Avon Lemon sugar* lak te make up spužvice od Avona*. Slika je slikana na prirodnom svjetlu i manikuru sam dovršila sa top coatom da zagladi sve neravnine i da ujednači izgled cijele manikure. Kod ozrade je bilo dosta čišćenja kutikula kao i kod svih gradient manikura, al sreco ovaj put nije bilo ništa tamno i što ostavlja boju. Što vi imate na noktima danas? Je li slavite Noć Vještica i je li se maskirate?

*PR sample

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Beauty UK Plumalicious lipstick

You know that a few days back I bought my first Beauty UK lipstick and today on Twitter I asked would you  rather see lips or nails on the blog and the answer was lips so I decided to type up a thing or two about this one. 

Znate da sam prije nekog vremena kupila svoj prvi Beauty UK ruž za usne i danas sam na Twitteru pitala što bi radije gledali danas, nokte ili usne i odgovor je pao na usne tako da sam odlučila danas natipkat koju o ovom ružu.

beauty uk ruz za usne

It has a black plastic packaging, pretty standard nothing heavy or super sturdy. I'm not sure how much you get because it doesn't say on the packaging or their website, but you can buy them for 27 kn at Kozmo stores. 

Dolazi u crnom plastičnom pakiranju, ništa teško ni posebno izdržljivo. Nisam sigurna kolika je gramaža budući da ništa ne piše na pakiranju ni na njihovoj web stranici, al može ih se kupiti za 27 kn u Kozmo drogerijama. 

plumalicious lipstick

The shade I chose is 17 Plumalicious and it's nice burgundy with some pink to it. Lovely color for autumn :)

Ovo je nijansa 17 Plumalicious i boja je nekakve trule višnje sa dodatkom roze u sebi. Divna boja sad za jesen :)

beauty uk sjajilo i ruz

On top of their lipsticks there is this little tub of gloss which is the same color as the lipstick but it's not very pigmented, I like this because some of the lipsticks are really matte and putting this on the top is helpful for wearing the lipstick. 

Na vrhu tubice imaju malu kao posudicu gdje se nalazi sjajilo iste boje kao i ruž, nije jako pigmentirano, ali mi se sviđa što je uključeno jer imaju neke mat ruževe pa bi ovo sjajilo moglo pomoć kod ugodnijeg nošenja.


beauty uk sljivasti ruz

Onto the lip swatches this is in the shade, it's applied straight from the bullet. All of their lipsticks have peppermint scent which is nice, the thing I don't like that I feel a cooling sensation on my lips after application, I don't know if it's just the case with me or everyone else feel it too. 

I konačno na swatcheve, prva slika je slikana u sjeni, ruž je nanesen izravno iz pakiranja. Svi njihovi ruževi imaju miris peperminta što je lijepo, al mi se ne sviđa što i kad tek stavim ruž i hlade usne. Ne znam je li tako svima ili se to samo meni događa. 

17 plumalicious ruz za usne

And this is a picture in the sun. This shade is nice and comfortable to wear, what I don't like is that color sometimes bleeds after a while into fine lines around the lips, I haven't tried it with a lip pencil but I hope it will help with that. This lipstick is nicely pigmented and lasts a pretty long time, it wold survive some eating if you are careful. Tell me do you have any Beauty UK lipsticks and do you have a shade to recommend? 

I ovo je slika na suncu. Nijansa je lijepa i ugodna za nošenje, ali ono što mi se ne sviđa je što ponekad se slijeva u fine linije oko usana. Nisam još probala nanijet olovku za usne prije, ali nadam se da će pomoć s tim. Ruž je i lijepo pigmentiran i prilično dugo traje, preživio bi i poneku hranu ako ste pažljive. Recite mi je li imate neki Beauty UK ruž i je li preporučujete neku nijansu :)

Monday, October 28, 2013

Pink velvet manicure

 I've promised this manicure a while ago but it took some time for me to do it at a right time to do pictures :) So here is my first flocking manicure on the blog :)

Ima već neko vrijeme da sam obećala ovu manikuru, ali mi je trebalo neko vrijeme da je napravim u pravo vrijeme za fotke. Tako da mi je ovo prva baršunasta manikura na blogu :)

roza flocking manikura

First I put two coats of Essence Ultimate pink and while second coat was still  wet I dipped each nail in the flocking powder (velvet powder) and then removed the excess with a brush. Flocking powder I used was Mission flower from Guerilla gardening collection. This one isn't available anymore but Essence now has a flocking powder (burgundy I think) in the standard range so if you are interested check that out. You get (with this one at least) 0.8 g for around 25 kn. 

Započela sam sa dva sloja  Essence Ultimate pink i dok je drugi sloj bio još mokar sam umočila nokat u flocking puder (ovo mi je malo smiješno za prevodit jer nema baš adekvatnog nazivlja) i onda sam višak uklonila kistom. Flocking puder koji sam koristila se zove Mission flower i bio je dio Guerilla gardening kolekcije. Kolekcija je bila limited edition tako da se više ne može kupiti, ali je Essence u svoj standardni postav uveo flocking powder koji je mislim boje trule višnje. Kod ovog, a vjerujem i tog novog se dobije 0,8 g za 25 kn što je misilim dosta za puno ovakvih manikura. 

essence velvet powder mission flower

The first picture is in the shade and second one is in the sun. It's an interesting manicure to do every once in a while but the powder rubs of quite quickly and it get's wet when you wash your hands so it's a little strange. For me this will be a special occasion manicure only :) Do you like flocking manicures? Have you ever tried one?

Prva slika je slikana u sjeni a druga na suncu. Meni je ovo zanimljiva manikura za ponekad napravit, al se ovaj puder brzo izliže i još se smoči kod pranja ruku pa je malo čudan osjećaj. Ja ću ovu manikuru radit samo u posebnim prilikama :) Jel vam se sviđaju ove baršunaste manikure? Jeste li ikad probali napravit ijednu?

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Project 365: Day 294-300

Week 43, a little bit of this and a little bit of that, but all in all ti was a good week :) A lot of sun even if it doesn't really show on the pictures :)

crtezi cvijeca

Day 294. Doodles

trgovina ribolovnom opremom

Day 295. Fishermen's equipment store

autoportret, svjetlo i sjena

Day 296. Light and shadows

cinestar movie theater

Day 297. Almost empty movie theater

drvece na suncu

Day 298. Trees in the sunshine


Day 299. Music instruments (bad picture, but I don't have anything else)

skoro potrosen ruz za usne

Day 300 Almost finished, one of favorites

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Dark silver mirror

Today I'm showing you another nail polish that I got at Depend presentation at Kozmo. This is Depend 2048 and it's from the Mirror line. 

Danas ću vam pokazat još jedan od lakova kojeg sam dobila na Kozmo prezentaciji. Ovo je Depend 2048 i linija kojoj pripada je Mirror linija. 

depend lak za nokte

It's a darker silver foil nail polish, on the pictures there are two coats with top coat if I remember correctly :) Again you get 5 mL for I think this line is 25 kn (maybe 13 I'm not sure now) and it has good formula and dries quickly. For me longevity is satisfying it doesn't chip right away.  

Ovo je tamno srebrni lak za nokte za kojeg kažu da ima folija efekt. Na slikama su dva sloja sa top coatom ako se dobro sjećam. Kao što sam već spominjala u prethodnim Depend postovima lakovi imaju 5 mL i ovaj se može kupiti za 25 kn (nisam sigurna, možda je ova linija ipak isto 13 kn), formula je dobra i lak se prilično brzo suši. Trajnost mu je zadovoljavajuća, ne okrhne se odmah kao što mnogi lakovi znaju na mojim noktima. 

depend tamno srebrni lak za nokte

And this is the same but picture is in the sun. It's shiny and quite nice, I like to wear this one. You don't have to be super careful with the application, but you might see some brushstrokes then. That's it for today, it's quite late already :) Tell me do you like this nail polish?

Ovo je ista manikura, ali na suncu. Lak je sjajan i meni se sviđa, volim ga nosit. Ne treba bit jako pažljiv kod aplikacije, ali onda se ponekad vide crtice od kista. To je to za danas i tako je već prilično kasno :) Recite mi sviđa li vam se ovaj lak?

Disclaimer: I did not buy this product I got it at Kozmo event. Every opinion stated in this post is honest and my own.
Ovaj proizvod sam dobila na Kozmo eventu. Svako mišljenje izrečeno u postu je iskreno i samo moje. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

New in/haul (video)

Sorry guys but the video is Croatian only I talk about new things I got :)  Here is a list if you are interested: 
Offertissima make up bag
Nivea sensitive shaving foam
Beauty UK Eden Posh palette #
Beauty UK Oh baby lip lust lipgloss#
Beauty UK glitter eyeliner Gold#
Colgate Whitening tooth paste
Catrice All mat plus foundation
Avon black and white glitter #
Avon make up sponges #
Avon nail polishes # in shades: Golden vision, Magnetic metal, Fuchsia force, Midnight green, Mandarin magic, Naked truth, Lemon sugar
Avon Colour attract magnet for nails #

# These products were given to me for review. Every opinion stated in the video is honest and my own. 

Evo da konačno se opet bacim malo u video vode, odlučila sam umjesto pisanja o novostima napravit video o njima, znam da je svjetlo i položaj svjetla grozan, al to je zasad jedino kako mogu snimat, nadam se da vam to neće previše smetat, uživajte u videu i svakako mi napišite što bi prvo htjeli gledat na blogu :) 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Catrice Put lavender on agenda

It's an oldie and it's discontinued but I want to show it to you because it's cool. I won't talk too much about it because you can't buy it anymore. Not my first choice of color but I've grown to like it. 

Ovo je jedan od starijih lakova i više ga se ne može kupit, al sam ga svejedno htjela pokazat jer mi se sviđa. Neću previše pisat o njemu baš zato jer se ne može više kupit. Nije baš moj prvi izbor nijanse, ali je ovo jedna od onih koje prirastu srcu s vremenom. 


This is Put lavender on agenda, two coats without top coat in the shade. 

Svakako ovo je Catrice Put lavender on agenda i ovo su dva sloja bez top coata u sjeni. 


This is also two coats without top coat but in the sun. This is a muted dusty purple, I'd say taupe with a little more of purple. That's it for today :) Do you like this nail polish and do you have it maybe?

A ovo je isto, dva sloja ali na suncu. Ovo je onako mutna prašnjava ljubičasta, rekla bi taupe s malo više ljubičaste. To je to za danas :) Jel vam se sviđa ovaj lak i jel ga možda imate?

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Project 365: Day 287-293

Week 42. I'm so sleepy that I don't have anything to say, good night :)

trg bana jelacica

Day 287. Gloomy Ban Jelacic square

suhi list

Day 288. Leaf photosession

torta od visnje

Day 289. Almost the best cake ever :D


Day 290. Just playing around with a camera


Day 291. Part of a Beauty UK stand


Day 292. I got a new make up bag it has a place to hold my brushes, I needed that :)


Day 293. Needle and a thread

Matcing manicure: Polka dots

This is another Sunday where you'll get two posts in one day :) And the first one is a matching manicure post. This week's theme was polka dots and since I avoid my dotting tool ever since I bought it I decided that this time I must participate :) 

Ovo je još jedna nedjelja gdje ćete dobit dva posta u danu :) Prvi post danas je post gdje se određeni dio blogerica odlučio napravit manikure na istu temu. Tema ovaj tjedan su točkice i budući da izbjegavam svoju točkalicu otkad sam je kupila rekla sam da ovaj put moram sudjelovati :)

crveno bijela tockasta manikura

I chose red (Essence Back to the 50's) and white (Golden Rose Milky way) and mixed it a little so I have some accent nails and regular nails :) How do you like it? :) 

Izabrala sam crvenu (Essence Back to the 50's) i bijelu (Golden Rose Milky way) i napravila kombinaciju tako da imam akcente na palcu i prstenjaku :) Kako vam se sviđa manikura?

Here are some other girls that did a matching manicure, I'll add the rest when they post their posts/Evo još cura koje su radile manikuru, ostale ću dodat kad budu objavile postove:
Cajkine kandze
Fantazija ja
Pudrijera
Petite cherie
By Danijela
Lickanje
Mrs fox's beauty box
T's world of colors
Nail crazy
Life travel love fashion

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Beauty UK prezentacija u Kozmu

This post will be Croatian only, it's about Beauty UK presentation in Kozmo store, but you can still look at the pictures :) 

Znate već da je došao Beauty UK u Kozmo i vidjeli ste već koji proizvodi su bili moj prvi izbor, ali sam jučer bila pozvana i na službeno predstavljanje brenda pa da vam napišem koju i o tome :)


Kao i na svakoj prezentaciji ukratko nam je predstavljen brand, ovaj put je tu ulogu dobila Ida Prester, nakon koje nam se obratila i PR menađerica Beauty UK-a te za isprobavanje proizvoda i šminkanje je bila zadužena Žana Kožul-


Ja sam malo za vas i za svoju arhivu poslikala par stvarčica na štandu, lakići naravno to nam je uvijek zanimljivo :)


Posh palete, recenziju Eden palete ćete dobiti kad je detaljnije isprobam, a do tad su i ove dvije na wishlisti, ova prva najviše zbog burgundy nijanse (druga u donjem redu), 


a ova zbog svih ovih živahnih boja, ova plava (četvrta u prvom redu) pogotovo. 


Još se nisam detaljnije upoznala s rumenilima, al samo zato jer si zasad ne dopuštam proširenje kolekcije rumenila :D


Na ovoj fotki su brow kit, Eden paleta, Define fx maskara ( i o njoj ću u budućnosti napisat par riječi) i primer. 


Druga strana s lakićima i ruževi, Son of a Peach mi je slijedeći na shopping listi :D Jeste li do sad bar zavirili na Beauty UK štand? Koji su vam proizvodi najzanimljiviji? Hvala Kozmu na pozivu i na ugodnom druženju :)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Golden Rose Vitamin E lipstick #94

Lip time today :D lately that's my favorite time :D 

Vrijeme je za usne danas :D u zadnje vrijeme mi je to najdraža tema :D

golden rose ruž za usne

This is my second Golden Rose lipstick, but first that I'm going to show you and first from this line (vitamin E line). It has a nice black plastic packaging with golden details. This is shade number 94.

Ovo je drugi Golden Rose ruž u mojoj kolekciji, ali je prvi iz ove linije (vitamin E linija) i prvi kojeg ću vam pokazati. Ruž ima finu crnu plastičnu ambalažu sa zlatnim detaljima. Nijansa koju ću vam pokazati je broj 94. 

ruž broj 94

One of the rare times I take a picture before I dive into the lipstick :) You get 4,2 g for 25 kn which is a very nice price for a lipstick like this. 

Jedan od rijetkih puta kad sam slikala ruž prije probavanja :) Ruž ima 4,2 g i cijenu od 25 kuna što je dobra cijena za ovakav ruž.

golden rose lilac shade lipstick

And onto the swatches, here it is in the shade and I think the color is truer to life on this one. I've heard that some girls have problems with Golden Rose lipsticks but I'm not one of them, this one is creamy, it doesn't dry out my lips, applies evenly and lasts average few hours, more if I don't eat or drink, less if I do. 

I sad na swatcheve, ovo je slika u sjeni i mislim da je ovdje boja bliža onoj realnoj. Čula sam da neke žene imaju problema s ovim ruževima, ali ja nisam jedna od njih. Ruž je kremast i ne isušuje usne, jednoliko se nanosi i traje nekoliko sati, više ako ne jedem i ne pijem, manje ako da. 

golden rose 94 lipstick

And of course picture in the sunshine :) This is one of the shades that I (very modestly ^_^) think looks great on me :) It is cool light pink with hints of lilac and probably changes a little bit depending on your undertone it would probably go more on the purple side on someone with cool undertone. With this type of shade you have to have your lips prepared before application even though texture of the lipstick is nice. But enough chit chat if you have any questions ask them in the comments, if you don't then tell me did you try Golden Rose lipsticks and how you liked them?

Naravno evo i slike na suncu :) Ovo je jedna od nijansi za koju (skromno) mislim da mi super stoji :) Nijansa je hladna svijetlo roza sa primjesom lila (ljubičaste) i vjerojatno se mijenja pomalo ovisno o podtonu. Na nekom hladnog podtona bi vjerojatno više išla na ljubičastu stranu. Sa ovakvim nijansama ipak trba dobro pripremit usne prije nanošenja iako je tekstura samog ruža dobra. Ali dosta čavrljanja, ako imate kakvih pitanja, pitajte u komentarima, ako ne recite mi jeste li probali Golden Rose ruževe i jesu li vam se svidjeli?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Steeler of the scene

It's new and I got it just yesterday but I love it and have to write about it right now :D Also it's limited edition and if I don't write about it now you might skip it in the stores.

Ovo je novi lak i tek sam ga jučer kupila, ali ga već volim i moram pisat odmah o njemu. Usto je i limitirana kolekcija tako da ako ne pišem o njemu sad, poslije bi moglo bit kasno i više ga se neće moći kupiti. 

essence zlatni shardovi

This is Essence Steel-ing the scene and it's a gold topper. When I saw the previews I was afraid it was just going to be some gold glitter, but it isn't it's gold shards (or maybe flakies if you want to call them like that) in a clear base.

Ovo je Essence Steel-ing the scene i opis mu kaže da je to zlatni topper (lak koji ide preko nekog laka u boji). Kad sam vidjela najave mislila sam da će ovo bit obični zlatni glitter i nisam se nadala previše, ali sam se ugodno iznenadila, nije glitter nego su zlatne krhotine (ili flejkiji ako vam više odgovara naziv) i suspendirane su u prozirnoj bazi.

essence gold topper

I had this three polish manicure yesterday and today I thought it would be cool to show you this topper over it so you can see how it looks on different colors. The picture is one coat of Steel-ing the scene in natural lightning without top coat over Catrice Spruced up, Catrice Pimp my shrimp and Essence Crazy me

Jučer sam nalakirala ovu manikuru od tri laka i danas mi je palo na pamet kako bi bilo baš fora vam pokazat ovaj topper preko sva tri da odmah vidite kako izgleda preko različitih boja. Na slici je jedan sloj Steel-ing the scene slikan u sjeni bez top coata preko Catrice Spruced upCatrice Pimp my shrimp i Essence Crazy me.

essence zlatni flejkiji

And this is also without top coat in the sun. You get 8 mL for 17 kn and it's now available in Muller stores, I don't know yet will it come to other stores later. The only problem I have with this topper is that it dries slowly and for a topper I don't appreciate that :/ But it's pretty so I forgive it. If you want it I hope you have luck and that you'll get it :) 

Ovdje je isto bez top coata, ali na suncu. Bočica ima 8 mL i košta 17 kn, trenutno se može kupiti u Mullerima, a hoće li doći u druge trgovine još uvijek ne znam. Jedini problem koji imam s ovim topperom je da se sporo suši, a za lak koji se stavlja preko drugih to stvarno ne volim jer se onda sve suši beskonačno dugo :/  Budući da je lijep ipak mu opraštam. Ukoliko želite ovaj lak, želim vam puno sreće da ga i uhvatite :)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Project 365: Day 280-286

Week 41, nothing special, but still there are 7 pictures, maybe you'll find interesting at least one of them ^_^ 


Day 280. Metal box detail

kip

Day 281. Do not touch

prazan papir

Day 282. Texture of paper


Day 283. Dinner and a beer


Day 284. Marry berry under artificial light

lendoxia kolekcija lakova za nokte

Day 285. Stash :D It's not as big as I thought

trag sunceve zrake

Day 286. Sunshine traces

Friday, October 11, 2013

From light to dark purple

Today I have a simple and light purple look for you that I wore last week, I was on the fence about showing it to you because (again)I'm not really satisfied with the pictures, but I guess I'll have to get used to the fact that grey weather means greyish photos. 

Danas za vas imam jednostavni i svijetlo ljubičasti look koji sam nosila prošli tjedan. Dvoumila sam se hoću li vam ga pokazat jer (opet) nisam zadovoljna sa slikama, al izgleda da ću se morat naviknut da sivo vrijeme znači i sivkaste fotografije. 

oko sa ljubičastim sjenilima

First close ups, natural light eye open. Simple light purple in the inner corner of the eye, more intense and darker purple on the outer corner. 

Prvo ću stavit ove slike izbliza. Stavila sam svijetlo ljubičastu u unutarnji kut oka, a intenzivniju i tamniju ljubičastu u vanjski kut oka. 

ljubicasti make up look izbliza

Tried to blend everything as much as possible. Under all of the shadows I used a white Alverde eye pencil This one is in artificial light so the color is kind of washed out.

Probala sam sve što bolje izblendat. Kao podlogu sam koristila bijelu Alverde olovku za oči. Ova slika je na umjetnom svjetlu, tako da su boje ispale lagano isprane. 

ljubičaste oči roze usne

This one is in the natural lightning so you can see the whole look. On the lips I have Essence Mission flower lip cream and on the cheeks is Catrice Rosewood forest blush. Purple i the outer corner of the eyes is Bourjois Violet absolu (I think it's still available) and for the inner parts I used BeYu quattro pallete, the pale purple and light pink shade. Mascara is Essence Get big lashes waterproof version.

Ovo je slika na dnevnom svjetlu da možete vidjet cijeli look. Na usnama je Essence Mission flower lip cream, a  rumenilo na obrazim je Catrice Rosewood forest. Ljubičasta u vanjskom kutu oka je Bourjois Violet absolu (mislim da je još uvijek dostupna) i za unutarnje djelove sam koristila BeYu quattro paletu, svijetlo ljubičastu i svijetlo rozu nijansu. Maskara je Essence Get big lashes vodootporna varijanta. 

my purple make up look

And one in the artificial light where you can see the eye color a little better but still they don't show up as intense as in person. Tell me what do you think of the look?

I jedna  na umjetnom svjetlu da možete bolje vidjeti boju na očima iako još uvijek nisu intenzivne kao uživo. Recite mi što mislite o ovom looku?