torek, 11. april 2017

Love Beauty Fair in Ljubljana

Ta vikend sem obiskala sejem kozmetike na domači tleh, tu pri nas, v Sloveniji:
Love Beauty, sejem kozmetike in lepote
Veseli me, da se lepotna industrija razvija tudi pri nas in iskreno lahko povem, da se mi zdi napredek iz lani na letos ogromen! Lani sem sejem zapustila mešanih občutkov, letos pa sem bila navdušena in štiri ure so minile kot bi mignil. Kdo in zakaj me je navdušil, pa v nadaljevanju!
I visited a beauty fair here, in Slovenia, this weekend:
Love Beauty, cosmetics and beauty fair
I am really happy that beauty industry is evolving here too, and I can honestly say that the progress from last to this year is enormous! I left the fair with mixed feelings last year, but this year I was impressed and four hours went by in a flash. Who and why impressed me, follows bellow.


Slovenska znamka, ki je zelo uspešna v tujini, se končno vrača nazaj v Slovenijo! Najprej zgolj po spletu, kmalu pa tudi fizično v trgovinah. Slovensko, naravno, z luštno embalažo in kvalitetno? Prosim, ja!
Internationally succesfull Slovenian brand is finally returning back to Slovenia. At first only online, but soon they will also be in different stores across the country. Slovenian, natural, with cute packaging and of good quality? Yes, please!



Novost pri dekorativni kozmetiki v Sloveniji prihaja s Poljske, ki me je navdušila s svojo pigmentiranostjo in odtenki pudrov, ki so primerni tudi za nas, ta svetle!
A new brand of make up in Slovenia comes from Poland. It impressed me with its pigmentation and the foundation shades, that are great for us, pale ones too!



Ali ko te razvajajo kar na sejmu. Živalim prijazna, veganska in naravna. Kozmetika, ki stremi k osebnemu pristopu, individualnem svetovanju in kvalitetni negi kože. Sama sem se spretnim rokam njihove kozmetičarke prepustila kar tam, na sejmu in vesela sem, da je tako. Ne samo, da se mi je res posvetila, odlično mi je tudi razložila, kako in zakaj uporabi kateri izdelek.
Or, when you are pampered at the fair. Animal friendly, vegan and natural. Brand, that focuses on personal aproach, individual counseling and quality skin care. I left in the skilful hands of their beautifican right there, at the fair, and I am very happy I did so. Not only did she really focused on me, she also presented the products extremelly well, and told me why to use them, how and when.



Nekaj azijskega. Znamka, ki je širše najbolj poznana po svojih BB kremah, je mene pritegnila predvsem s svojimi papirnatimi maskami. Seveda ne škodi, da sem našla primeren odtenek BB kreme tudi zase.
Something from Asia. A brand that is primarly known for its BB creams, got my interest because of their sheet masks. It doesn't hurt that I found the perfect shade of the BB cream for myself, tho.



Nekaj s slovenskega primorja. Čeprav imajo samo tri izdelke za nego kože, so vsi trije pritegnili mojo pozornost. Krema iz artičoke? O, ja!
Something from Slovenian coast. They have only three skin care products, but their really got my attention. Artichoke cream? O, yes!



Krema, narejena posebej za mojo kožo? Po mojih meritvah, ob pogovoru o tem, kaj točno moja koža dejansko potrebuje? Sanjsko!
A face cream, made especially for my skin? Measured right then and there, together with a talk about what my skin need exactly? Dreamy!


Pa še več slik, za vse, ki se sejma niste udeležile.
And a few more pictures for everyone that didn't attend the fair.


Kaj mi je najbolj všeč? Dejstvo, da sem lahko večino izdelkov, ki sem jih preizkusila, tudi kupila. Skupaj s posebnimi sejemskimi popusti in osebnim svetovanjem strokovnjakov. Zagotovo pridem naslednje leto spet!
Kako se je pa vam zdel sejem? Ga boste prihodnje leto tudi obiskale?
What did I like the most? The fact that I was able to buy most of the products I tested right then and there. Together with fair discounts and personal counseling of the experts. For sure I will be there next year again! What did you think about the fair? Will you be there next year?

Xoxo, A.

nedelja, 26. marec 2017

Essence Blossom Dreams limited edition

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Ko sem v Mullerju naletela na skoraj prazno stojalo Essence Blossom dreams kolekcija, sem bila kar rahlo razočaran. Zakaj? Na stojalu je bilo namreč nekaj testerjev in osvetljevalec se mi je zdel zelo zanimiv. Je tako imenovan mavrični osvetljevalec, kar pomeni, da je v njem združenih več barv naenkrat. Pri Essence pa obljubljajo mehak sijaj. Ko pa sem naletela na polno stojalo, pa je z mano odšel še žametni svinčnik za ustnice, saj se mi je zdel zanimive barve.
When I found an empty stand of Essence Blossom dreams limited edition in Muller I was actually a bit dissapointed. Why? There were  few testers on the stand and I found the highlighter quite fascinating. It's so called rainbow highlighter, which means there are multiple colours combined in one highlighter. Essence promises soft glow. And when I finally found the whole stand of course I had to buy it, and with it also a velvet lip pencil, since I am a lip products addict and the colour seemed interesting.

Prism of Light Rainbow highlighter

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Kot sem že omenila, je to mavrični osvetljevalec. Sestavljen je iz petih barv, ki se zmešajo v čudovit, nežen osvetljevalec s srebrno/belo osnovo. Čeprav so bleščice dokaj velike in opazne, mi je všeč, saj da mojim ličkom res naraven videz osvetljenosti. Edino pri nanosu je potrebna mala previdnost, da se mi na koncu na sveti celoten obraz.
As mentioned before, this is a rainbow highlighter. You can find five colours in it that mix into wonderful soft highlighter with a silver/white base. The glitters are somewhat bigger and more noticeable, but I still like it, it gives my cheeks that natural glow. I just need to be a little bit careful with the application, so I don't end up with my whole face shining.

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Kiss from a Rose Velvet Lip Pencil

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Jumbo svinčnik za ustnice, ki me je prepričal tako z barvo kot z mehkobo. Je namreč izredno mehak in po ustnicah kar zdrsi. Začudilo me je dejstvo, da niso ošiljeni na špic, ampak so na koncu sploščeni. Glede na to, da so bili ob mojem obisku stojala, tudi testerji še neuporabljeni, sem sklepala, da je to nalašč narejeno. Obstojnost? Je nekje povprečna, na meni svinčnik zdrži do 8ur, če seveda vmes nič ne jem, prehranjevanja pa ne preživi. Ima pa kar močan vonj, ki je zame sicer prijeten, diši po vaniliji zmešani s cvetlicami, ampak občutljivkam je lahko ta vonj premočan.
Jumbo lip pencil that convinced me with both, the colour and its softness. It is extremelly soft and it just glides along the lips. I was surprised by the fact that it doesn't have a pointy tip, they are flatened at the end. Since I found a brand new limite edition stand and even the testers weren't used I concluded that this is done on purpose. It stays on my lips around 8 hours if I don't eat anything,  but it doesn't survive eating. The smell is rather strong. It's pleasant for me, it smells like vanilla mixed with flowers, but for the sensitive ones it might be too strong.

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Barvno je prekrasna temnejša, a vseeno živahna rožnata. Všeč mi je, saj ima mat zaključek. Je tudi zelo prekrivna, z enim potegom namreč dosežem popolno prekrivnost. 
Colourwise it is gorgeous darker but still vibrat rose. I like that it has a matte finish. It is also very covering, with one swipe I achieve perfect coverage.

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Končna ocena:
Oba izdelka sta mi res všeč in priporočam nakup, saj sta za to ceno kvalitetna in sama vem, da ju bom redno uporabljala.
Final verdict:
I really like both products and I do recommend purchase. The quality for this price is great and I know I'll use them regularly.

Je katera izmed vas preizkusila kaj iz te kolekcije? Sem zgrešila kaj nujno potrebnega?
Have you tried anything from this limited edition? Did I miss something good?

Xoxo, A.

četrtek, 23. marec 2017

Cosmoprof Bologna 2017

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Letos je Cosmoprof, eden izmed večjih lepotnih sejmov praznoval svojo 50to obletnico. Imela sem to čast, da so me kot eno izmed blogerk nanj povabili in, seveda, sem ga z veseljem obiskala. Danes par besed o samem sejmu, nekaj dejstev in zanimivosti, v kratkem pa vam predstavim še top izdelke, ki so vzbudili moje zanimanje na njem.
One of the biggest beauty fairs, Cosmoprof, celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. I had the honour to be invited as one of the bloggers and, of course, I was super happy to see it. Today there will be a few words about the fair, a few facts and interesting things and in shortly after I will show you the top new products I got to know and that sparked my interest.

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Letos je bilo razstavljalcev kar 2604 iz več kot 69 držav sveta. Celoten sejem se razsteza preko 29 hal in verjemite mi, da obisk ni mačji kašelj. Sama sem na sejem odšla prepričana, da sem dobro pripravljena in ne bi se mogla bolj motiti. Po celodnevni hoji naokoli, mi še zmeraj ni uspelo obiskati stojnic vseh razstavljalcev, zanimivih zame, kar me zelo žalosti, ampak vsega pač ne moremo, kajne? ;)
There were 2604 this year from more then 69 countries of the world. Entire fair is spread over more then 29 halls and trust me, the visit is no laughing matter. I went there fully convinced I am totally prepared for it and I couldn't be more wrong. After walking around the entire day I still didn't manage to visit all of the exhibitors that I was interested in, a fact that makes me sad, but we can't have it all, right? ;)

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ZAKAJ PRIPOROČAM OBISK COSMOPROF-a?
Vem, da je marsikdo mnenja, da je to sejem samo za profesionalce in vse, ki se na kakršenkoli način ukvarjajo s kozmetiko. Jaz se s tem ne strinjam, saj se mi zdi, da je marsikdo bil pripravljen tudi na obiskovalce, ki so prišli zgolj past radovednost - pa ne me razumet narobe, seveda je ogromno tudi podjetij, ki iščejo uvoznike, in izdelkov za profesionalno rabo, kar je tudi logično, ogromno pa je razstavljalcev, ki so zanimivi za vse ljubitelje kozmetike. Obisk sejma priporočam vsem, ki jih kozmetika, ličila in najnovejše inovacije na področju nege zanimajo, saj je bilo predstavljenih ogromno novih izdelkov, ki so jih lansirali ravno v času sejma in so imeli tako obiskovalci med prvimi priložnost izdelke videt, povonjat in preizkusit. Da ne omenjam samega programa sejma, ki je izredno zanimiv in za katerega si želim, da bi sama imela več časa. Na sejmu je bilo tudi ogromno strokovnjakov s področja nege kože in umetnikov ličenja, ki so si vzeli čas, prisluhnili obiskovalcev in ne samo predstavili svoje izdelke, temveč tudi poskusili pomagat pri problemih.
WHY I RECOMMEND A TRIP TO COSMOPROF?
I know there is a lot of people who think that this fair is for professionals and for people in beauty industry only. I have to say I disagree with that. I think a lot of exhibitors were ready for ordinary people - don't get me wrong, there is, of course, a lot of exhibitors that are looking for importers and a bunch of products are for professional use only, which is logical, but there are also many brands that were interesting for all beauty lovers. I'd recommend a visit to the fair to everyone that are interested in cosmetics, make up and the newest inovations in the world of beauty care, since a lot of novelties were introduced at the fair and we as visitors had the unique opportunity to be the first to see and try the new stuff. Not to mention the program of the fair that was really interesting and for which I wish I had more time for. There were a lot of  experts from the field of skin care and a bunch of make up artists that took their time, not only to present their products but also to listen to the visitors and help them with their problems.

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PRIPRAVE NA SEJEM
Prva stvar, ki se je je resnično potrebno zavedat, je ta, da je to RES OGROMNO! Ko sva se z Anjo iz bloga Bonita Lavi pripeljali na sejem, sva začudeno gledali, kaj vsi ti ljudje hodijo s kovčki naokoli, na koncu dneva pa sva si vsaka svoj kovček želeli tudi sami. Na srečo sem nekoliko razmišljala in imela namesto torbice nahrbtnik, v katerem se je skrivala vsaj pijača, za hrano tam tako ali tako ni bilo časa. Priporočam, kot del obvezne opreme, tudi čistilne robčke, saj se da ogromno izdelkov preizkusit in se na koncu vse tiste kreme, parfumi in ličila ne morejo vpit v kožo in je najlažje samo odstranit.
FAIR PREPARATION
The first thing that is crucial to know is, THE FAIR IS HUGE! When Anja from Bonita Lavi blog drove and me arrived at the fair, we were surprised to see a lot of people walking around with suitcases but in the end of the day we both wished we each had  asuitcase of our own. Luckily for me I did think a bit and brought a backpack instead of a purse with me, in which there was at least something to drink - there was absolutelly no time for food there. As a part of mandatory equipment I'd also recommend skin care wipes, since there is so much make up and creams to try, everything cannot be absorbed into skin and every now and then a wipe will come in handy.

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Spoznala sem ogromno novih znamk in izdelkov in res sem vesela za to priložnost.
Za konec pa še par pohval:
Hvala, Anja, za čudovito družbo in prekrasno darilo, mi je ful hudo, da se jaz nisem spomnila in ti kaj prinesla. Upam, da se še kdaj vidiva in kakšno rečeva!
Hvala Cosmoprofu za to čudovito priložnost in možnost, da sem obiskala verjetno najbližji približek nebes zame!
Hvala vsem razstavljalcem, ki ste si vzeli čas zame in poklepetali z mano in žal mi je, da nisem uspela spoznati vseh! Pa drugo leto ;) (Za konec pa še nekaj več slikic.)
I've gotten to know a lot of new brands and products and I am really glad I got this opportunity.
In the end, a few praises:
Thank you, Anja, for your lovely company and a beautiful gift, I feel really bad I didn't even think about bringing you something. I hope to see you again!
Thank you, Cosmoprof, for this amazing opportunity and possibility to visit probably to closest thing to heaven for me!
And thank you to all of the exhibitors that took their time to talk to me and I really regret not having time to meet all! I hope to see you next year ;) (And for the end a few more pictures.)

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Xoxo, A.

ponedeljek, 20. marec 2017

Madara Purifying Mud Mask

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Dolgo že nismo govorili o maskah za obraz, zato je danes tukaj ena, ki jo, odkar sem jo prejela, z veseljem uporabljam - MADARA Purifying Mud Mask. Pa dajmo najprej nekaj malega povedat o znamki sami.
We haven't spoken about face masks for a while now, so today I have for you the one I've been using with great joy ever since I got it  - MADARA Purifying Mud Mask. Let's first take a look at the brand itself.

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MADARA je naravna organska znamka izdelkov za nego kože, ki ponuja širok nabor izdelkov. Embalaža daje občutek dražjih izdelkov, vse sestavine pa so skrbno izbrane. Ne testirajo na živalih.
MADARA is an natural organic skin care brand, with a wide range of products. The packaging gives a fealing of a high end cosmetics and the ingredients are carefully picked. Their products are cruelty free.

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Čistilna maska vsebuje izvlečke blata nordijskih gozdnih jezer, da očisti vaš obraz, zoža pore in da koži svežino. Ima 5 učinkov:
-Očiščenje: vpije odvečno maščobo na koži, očisti pore in zmanjša nepravilnosti
-Rasztrupljanje: glina nase veže strupe na koži in jih pomaga odstraniti
-Izboljšanje videza: umirja vnetja in zmanjša videz aken
-Hranjenje: kožo nahrani z vitamini in minerali, zaradi česar izgleda sijoča
-Vlaženje: glina pomaga zadržati vlago v koži
Purifying mud mask contains Nordic forest lake mud in order to clean your face, tighten your pores and leaves your skin looking fresh. It has 5 effects:
-Clarifying: it absorbs the excess oil on the skin, cleans the pores and reduces the imperfections
-Detoxifying: mud binds toxins on your skin and helps eliminate them
-Rejuvenating: it reduces inflammations and reduced the look of acne
-Recharging: recharges the skin with vitamins and minerals and gives it a glowing look
-Hydrating: the mud helps to retain the skin's hydration.

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Zakaj mi je maska tako všeč?

  • Ker je po uporabi moja koža lepšega izgleda, rdečica se umiri, videz nepravilnosti pa omili. 
  • Ker moje kože ne izsuši in se zato ne rabim obremenjevat z dodatnim vlaženjem po uporabi te maske.
  • In ker rada svojo kožo razvajam, sploh z maskami za obraz, ki mojo kožo negujejo in mi hkrati pomagajo do boljšega videza kože.
Why do I like this mask so much?

  • Because my skin looks better after use, the redness calms down and the imperfections aren't as visible any more.
  • Because it isn't drying out my skin and so I don't need to worry about extra hydration after use.
  • And because I like to pamper my skin, especially with face masks that nurture my skin and help it look better at the same time.
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Madara Purifying Mud mask je naravna, organska, veganska, brez glutena, z ECOCERT certifikatom.
Madara Purifying Mud mask is natural, organic, vegan, gluten free with an ECOCERT certificate.

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Slovenke lahko znamko Madara poiščete v najbližjem Muller-ju, če pa vas kak izdelek še posebej zanima, pa mi javite, z veseljem stestiram še kaj za vas!
You can find Madara skin care brand on their web site - HERE, and if you are really curious about any of the products in particular, let me know, I'll be happy to test it for you!

Xoxo, A.
**this post includes PR product provided for honest review**

petek, 10. marec 2017

Nail Art: Inspired by Rosie's store bracelet

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A veste tisto, ko vidiš eno stvar in takoj dobiš idejo za nail art? To se je meni zgodilo, ko sem prejela paketek iz spletne trgovinice Rosie's store in zagledala čudovito zapestnico. Takoj sem se spravila k delu in nastala je meni zelo ljuba turkizno zlata manikura, ki sem jo z veseljem nosila.
Do you know that feeling, when you see something and you immediatelly get a nail art idea? That happened the me when I opened the package from Rosie's store and saw a gorgeous bracelet. I promptly got to work and created to me very beautiful teal-gold manicure, that I gladly wore.

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Za njo sem uporabila 3 starejše lake za nohte iz moje kolekcije, ki so mi zelo pri srcu:
For it I used 3 older nail polishes from my collection that are very dear to me:

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-Claire's Mood Peaceful/Confident
-China Glaze Golden Enchantment
-China Glaze Medallion

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So vam moji nohti všeč? Vesela bom vaše ideje za naslednjo manikuro ;)
Do you like my nails? I'll be happy to listen to your ideas for my next mani ;)

Xoxo, A.

torek, 07. marec 2017

W7 Mega Matte Lips liquid lipsticks

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Pa smo spet pri ustnicah. Tokrat vam predstavljam tri mat tekoče šminke iz spletne trgovine Moja ličila. W7 Mega Matte Lips so tekoče šminke, ki obljubljajo kremasto teksturo, močno pigmentiranost, dolgo obstojnost in super občutek na ustnicah.
Here we go again with lip products. This time I have three matte liquid lipsticks to show you, that I got form the webstore Moja ličila. W7 Mega Matte Lips are liquid lipsticks, that promise creamy texture, strong pigmentation, long lasting and great feeling on the lips.

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Sama embalaža ni nič posebnega, so pa zame ravno prave velikosti za v torbico. Odpirajo in zapirajo se trdno in nimam strahu, da bi se kje kaj odlomilo ali zlomilo. Vonj je kar močan, na srečo mi vsi trije dišijo, imajo namreč sladek vonj, po vaniliji.
The packaging itself is nothing special, but they are just the right size to put in the purse. They open and close really sturdy and I'm not afraid anything would break. The smell is quite strong, luckily they smell good to me, a sweet, vanilla like scent.

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Tekstura in nanos sta pri vsem treh enaka. Na ustnicah se obutijo zelo mehko, nanos pa je dokaj neproblematičen, je pa vseeno potrebno nekaj previdnosti. Ob prvem nanosu sem bila zelo razočarana, saj sem pričakovala takojšnje sušenje, kar pa tukaj ne drži - potrebujejo lep čas, da se posušijo, jaz, ko jih uporabljam, najprej nanesem šminko, nato pa grem na ličenje oči. Ko pa se le posušijo, pa ostanejo na ustnicah, z malenkostnim bledenjem so preživele tudi razna kosila in podobno.
The texture and application is the same in all three. They feel really soft on the lips, the application is quite problem-free, but some caution is recommended. I was really dissapointed the first time I tried it, since I was expecting it to be instantly dry, but this is not the case here - they need wuite a while to completelly dry and now I firstly apply lipstick and then do the eye make up. When they do dry, they stay put, they even survived a few lunches and stuff with some minor fading.

Chippie

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Oddball

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Hasta la Vista

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KONČNA OCENA:
Zadovoljna! Edini minus je dolg čas sušenja, ampak ga  sprejmem glede na obstojnost! Vsekakor priporočam nakup in že razmišljam, katera bo moja naslednja barva!
FINAL VERDICT:
Satisfied! The only downside is the longer drying time but I accept it in relation to the staying power. I do recommend purchase and I'm already thinking which my next colour will be.
Xoxo, A.
**this post includes PR product provided for honest review**