ponedeljek, 10. julij 2017

četrtek, 06. julij 2017

Avon True Perfectly Matte lipsticks: Ruby Kiss, Rouged Perfection, Rose Awakening, Pink Passion

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Štiri šminke, štiri različne barve, štirje čudoviti videzi. Avonove True Perfectly Matte šminke so se mi priljubile v trenutku, ko sem preizkusila prvo. Danes moja zbirka obsega štiri različne odtenke, ki jih uporabljam ob različnih priložnostih. Vse štiri so resnično pigmentirane in se nanašajo z lahkoto. Kot že samo ime pove, imajo vse mat zaključek, h kateremu pa spada tudi dostojna obstojnost. Ustnic mi ne izsušijo in res jih z veseljem uporabljam in vsekakor priporočam nakup! Pa si oglejmo moje odtenke:
Four lipsticks, four different colours, four wonderfull looks. Avon's True Perfectly Matte lipsticks have found their way to my heart the moment I tried the first one. Today my collection consist of four different shades, that I wear on different occasions. All four are truly pigmented and are easily applied. Like the name itself states, they all have matte finish and good staying power. They don't dry out my lips and I happily use them and absolutely recommend purchase! Let's see which shades I have:

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PINK PASSION
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Odtenek, ki ga lahko nosim vsakodnevno, saj je nežen in nevpadljiv. Čudovit hladnejši, nežno rožnat pastelen odtenek.
A lipstick I can everyday. A gorgeous cool light pastel pink.

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ROUGED PERFECTION
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Odtenek, po katerem največkrat posežem na poti v službo. Ta je bolj na oranžni strani roza barve.
The shade I usually wear to work. An orange based pink.

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ROSE AWAKENING
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Krasen odtenek s katerim se na pijači s prijateljicami počutim popolno. Umazano roza barva z rdečkastim podtonom.
The shade that makes me feel just perfect when going on a drink with friends. Dusty pink with a red undertone.

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RUBY KISS
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Najbolj živa barva od vseh štirih, idealen za izlet v nočno življenje. Živo rožnata šminka z rdečim podtonom.
The most vibrant colour of the four, perfect for a night out. Hot pink with a red undertone.

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Kateri odtenek pa je tebi najbolj všeč?
Which lipstick do you like the most?
Xoxo,
A.
**this post includes PR product provided for honest review**

torek, 04. julij 2017

Bottega Verde in Maribor


Bottega Verde je italijanska znamka naravne kozmetike, ki je pred kratkim odprla novo trgovino v mojem mestu - Mariboru. Seveda me je radovednost premagala in šla sem si jo ogledat. In nisem bila razočarana. Vse, od izdelkov za nego kože do ličil, od dišav do izdelkov za moške, je bilo lično zloženo na poličkah in sama trgovina je dajala vtis urejenosti in je zelo lepa. Seveda sem morala posneti nekaj fotografij za vas ;)
Bottega Verde is an Italian natural beauty company that recently opened new shop in my home town - Maribor. The curriosity got the better of me and I went to check it out. I wasn't dissapointed. Everything, from skin care to make up, from fragnance to sun care and even men's care, was neatly organised on the shelves and the store itself gave me an impression of tidiness and it was also really pretty. I also took some photos for you ;)


Bottega Verde lahko v Sloveniji kupimo tudi v njihovi spletni prodajalni, sama pa sem pristaš ogledovanja in preizkušanja kozmetike v živo. Posebej me je navdušila prijazna prodajalka Katja, ki je z mano poklepetala, mi trgovinico razkazala, za konec pa mi v roke stisnila še majhen paketek, da njihove izdelke tudi preizkusim.
You can buy Bottega verde's products also online, but I do prefer to see and test the products in person. I was especially impressed by the nice seller Katja. We shared a chat and she showed me around, introduced the products to me and in the end she gave a little package for me to get to know their products better.


A imate na listi želja že kak njihov izdelek? Sama se s to znamko komaj spoznavam in še nimam nagledanih izdelkov, ampak kolikor sem si jih uspela ogledati in spoznati vem, da jih bom, ko jih dodobra spoznam, želela preizkusiti kar nekaj.
Do you have any of their products on your wish list? I've only gotten to know this brand and I don't have any products on my list, but as far as I could see and learn,, I know there is a lot of products I will want to test once I get to know them.


Xoxo,
A.

sobota, 01. julij 2017

When will you have kids?

We are going to get a little bit personal today. A topic that is getiing on my nerves for quite a while now and I want to discuss it with all of you.
I am 27 years old in a happy, long term relationship. Things are great between us, we have a house and both of us have a job. Great, right? Except for a few years now already people have felt the need to congratulate us for our birthdays, new year, or any other congratulations-worthy event with the words:

"We hope we'll soon hear a cradle."

Right now, there's a hole bunch of my friends with babies on the way - don't get me wrong, I am super happy for them and I adore babies - and it seems everyone thinks they have a right to look at me and comment about me not having a baby yet. 

WHY do people think it's okay to push into somebody's life and ask personal questions about their LIFE decidions and body? It's not only annoying to hear the same thing over and over again, but it is also a bit rude and not to mention disrespectful.

Let me get something straight:
YES, I want a baby (or more, who knows)

But I will have them when I (and my partner) will feel it's a good time and we'll decide we are ready, we want a baby and that's that! It is, in the end, our life and it will, let's be honest, affect the way we are living. Not having a baby when everyone else does isn't a bad thing!

On the other hand, a thing NOBODY ever thinks about - what if a person you so persistently ask about babies all the time CANNOT have babies? And every question, remark or just a comment you make, wounds more deeply than you imagined?

I feel like people nowadays think having babies is an age apropriate thing, which is, in my opinion, not.

To have a baby should be a conscious decision, when BOTH partners are ready, when they have some place to have the baby and most important - WHEN THEY DECIDE TOO - without presure!
Haha =) Have you ever felt that people around you are pressuring into something that is entirely your decision, but they don't seem to get it? Let me know in the comment, so we can discus it further ;)

Thank you if you read my rant this far, I just had to get it out of my system!

Xoxo,
A.

ponedeljek, 19. junij 2017

How do I start my mornings?

Dobro jutro ;)
Good Morning ;)

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Mislim, da je končno čas, da vam pokažem, kako izgledajo moja jutra. Na srečo mi zgodnja vstajanja ne povzročajo (pre)velikih težav, tudi na dela prost dan se ponavadi vstanem okoli sedmih. Moj dan se, seveda, začne s pretegovanjem v postelji. Obožujem posteljo in svojo(najino) spalnico, saj je točno takšna, kot sem si jo zamislila. Moja želja je namreč bila črna-bela kombinacija s sivimi odtenki. Uspela je odlično in priznam, da sem neizmerno ponosna, kako nama je uspel vzorec na steni.  Spalnico sem se odločila polepšati z dodatki QUOTELIFE, ki odlično dopolnijo mojo črno belo kombinacijo.
I think it is finally time for me to show you what my mornings look like. Luckily getting up early isn't a problem for me, even when I don't have to work, I wake up around seven in the morning. My day, of course, starts with a good stretch in bed. I love the bed and my(our) bed, it is exactly the way I imagined it. My wish was a black and white combination with grey shades. It turned out great and I have to admit I am extremelly proud how the pattern on the wall turned out. I've decided to embellish the bedroom with QUOTELIFE accessories that perfectly complement my black and white combination.

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Postelji sledi obisk kopalnice, kjer preživim kar nekaj časa. Najprej je na vrsti ustna higiena in higiena zob, ki ji polagam ogromno pozornosti, saj obožujem občutek čistih zob. Zobe si temeljito umijem dvakrat na dan, zjutraj in zvečer, vmes pa si jih ponavadi, in če je možno, na hitro sščetkam še po kosilu. Umivanje začnem z žličkanjem jezika - z žličko nežno potegnem po jeziku, da odstranim nečistoče, ki so se nabrale ponoči. To delam samo zjutraj in res pazim, da sem nežna.
After bed it is time to visit the bathroom, where a spend quite a while. First, it is time for mouth and teeth hygiene. I put a lot of effort and attention to it, I really love the feeling of freshly cleaned teeth. I wash my teeth thoroughly twice a day, in the morning and in the evening and usually I give them a quick brush sometime inbetween, around lunch. I start my routine with cleaning my tongue with a spoon - really gently I brush my tounge with a spoon to clean any impurities that might have accumulated troughout the night. I do this only in the mornings and I am very carefull and very gentle with it.

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Nato sledi umivanje zob, pri čemer imam tri nepogrešljive pripomočke - zobno ščetko, zobno pasto in KARBONOIR. Se sprašuješ, kaj to je? Karbonoir je pripomoček pri umivanju zob, za čistejše in bolj bele zobe. Organski, okolju in živalim prijazni izdelek, ki vsebuje zgolj aktivirano kokosovo oglje v prahu. Zob ob uporabi ne poškoduje, prav tako ni škode, če ga malo pojemo, super pa je tudi, da ne pušča madežev na umivalniku!
Then I proceed to teeth washing, for which I have three essentials - a tooth brush, a tooth paste and KARBONOIR. Are you wondering what that is? Karbonoir is a tooth cleaning accessory, for cleaner and whiter teeth. Organic, animal and environment friendly, that contains only activated coconut dust coal. It doesn't damage the teeth, it isn't damaging if we eat a little of eat and another great thing - it doesn't leave spots on the sink.

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Črni prah za bele zobe. Pa deluje? Moje iskreno mnenje je, da čudežev ni za pričakovat, snežno belih zob na naraven način ni mogoče dobiti - govorim o tisti umetni belini, kateri se iz helikopterja vidi, da je umetna. Definitivno pa Karbonoir pripomore k bolj belim zobem, hkrati pa je ta belina še zmeraj naravnega videza. Ne samo, da so zobje bolj beli, takšnega občutka čistih zob že dolgo nisem imela.
Black dust for white teeth. But does it work? In my honest opinion, you cannot expect a miracle. You cannot get snow white teeth in a natural way - I am talking about that fake white, that you can see from the sky that it is fake. But Karbonoir definitely contributes to whiter teeth that still look natural. Not only the teeth are whiter, it gives you a feeling of clean teeth I haven't had in quite a while.

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Čiščenje zob zaključim z nitkanjem, ki se mi zdi res nujno opravilo - dokler tega ne narediš prvič sploh ne veš, koliko nečistoč je še zmeraj skritih med zobmi.
I end my teeth cleaning with flossing which I find really essential - until you try it, you don't even know how much there is still left inbetween your teeth.

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Zjutraj si obraz umivam samo z vodo in konjac gobico. Trenutno uporabljam Ebelin gobico iz DMa, ki mi super odgovarja. Po umivanju na obraz nanesem hranilno kremo in pustim, da se vpije.
I use only water and konjac sponge in the mornings. Currently I'm using Ebelin sponge from DM, that I find great. After washing I put nourishing cream on my face.

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Jutranjo rutino zaključim s kozarcem vode, ki vzpodbudi moj metabolizem. Verjetno je psihičnega izvora, ampak ob dnevih, ko zjutraj ne spijem kozarca vode, je spijem manj tudi čez dan.
I end my morning routine with a glass of water, that stimulates my metabolism. It's probably all in my head but on the days that I don't drink a glass of water in the morning, I drink less water troughout the day.

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Tako se začne skoraj vsak moj dan. Seveda nadaljujem z drugimi opravili, ki pa se razlikujejo od dneva do dneva, včasih dodam še kremo za sončenje in se naličim ali uporabim še kakšno masko za obraz pred kremo, in tako naprej.
My days all start like this. Then I continue with different tasks that vary from day to day. Sometimes I use also sun cream and do a little make up, others I use a good face mask after cleaning my face, and so on.

Kako pa se začne vaš dan?
How do you start your day?

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

ponedeljek, 29. maj 2017

ProvoCATRICE by Catrice



Tokrat par besed o najnovejši Catrice omejeni kolekciji, ki je že na policah trgovin. Pa si najprej poglejmo, kaj o kolekciji pravijo pri Catrice:
Nova CATRICE Omejena kolekcija ProvoCATRICE, ki bo na voljo od Maja do Julija 2017, je navdih dobila v mešanju spodnjega perila in ulične mode, ki ga zadnje čase lahko vidimo na mednarodnih modnih brveh. Priljubljena spalna srajca je redefinirana v moderen, vsakdanji izgled. Nežna čipka, transparentne tkanine in elegantni biseri v kombinaciji s "street style" čevlji. Klasičen, zapeljiv look spodnjega perila je združen z modernimi, presenetljivimi elementi, ki dodajo svežino. Izdelki v omejeni kolekciji ponujajo veliko možnosti za popoln izgled: ne glede ali je prefinjen in romantičen ali zapeljiv in intenziven. Šminka Cushion Lip powder zagotavlja sijočo barvo in mat zaključek na ustnicah, rdečili za lica s sijočimi delci ustvarita svežo in sijočo polt. Barvna paleta omejene kolekcije se razteza od svetlih nude do nežnih roza in močnih rdečkastih odtenkov.

Today we'll talk about the newest Catrice limited edition, that you can already find in stores. Let's see what Catrice says about it first:
The new CATRICE Limited Edition ProvoCATRICE, available from May until July 2017, is inspired by the fusion of lingerie and sreetwear that can currently be seen on the international catwalks. Sleep wear, for example, the popular slip dress, is being redefined with a modern, everyday look. Delicate lace, translucent fabrics and elegant pearls combined with street style shoes. The classic, seductive lingerie look is united with modern, surprising elements to add fresh expression. The products in the Limited Edition offer many options for perfect make-up: no matter whether subtle and romantic or alluring and intense. Cushion Powder Lips ensure brilliant colour and a matt finish for the lips, Gradation Blushes with a light shimmer create a fresh and radiant complexion. The colour palette of the Limited Edition ranges from soft nude to delicate rosé to bold fuchsia and oxblood.

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Sama sem imela to srečo, da se od uvoznikov prejela dva izdelka iz te kolekcije:
GRADATION BLUSH C02 Berry Bow ter CUSHION POWDER LIPS C02 Berry Bow.
Tudi tokrat jim moram priznati, da so zadeli v polno! Oba izdelka sta mi pisana na kožo in ju redno uporabljam.
I was very lucky to get two of the items from this limited edition from the company:GRADATION BLUSH C02 Berry Bow and CUSHION POWDER LIPS C02 Berry Bow. Both products were made for me and I use them both regularly.

CUSHION POWDER LIPS C02 BERRY BOW
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Na začetku mi ni bilo nič jasno, kaj to sploh je in kako deluje. Nato pa sem ugotovila, da je v bistvu popolnoma enostavno in čudovito! V pokrovčku se namreč skriva barva v prahu, ki ga s pomočjo blazinice nanesemo. Želim si več šmink v takšni obliki, saj ne le, da je nanos zelo enostaven, saj z ošpičeno konico z lahkoto dosežem vsak del ustnic, je tudi izredno obstojen, saj na meni zdrži vsaj 5 ur, odvisno od tega, koliko jem, pijem in se poljubljam - čeprav poljube z lahkoto preživi, hrane pa niti ne. In kar mi je najbolj všeč - sploh ne opazim, da imam karkoli na ustnicah. Nakup resres toplo priporočam, tale zadeva je res top!
In the begining I didn't actually know what this is and how it works. And then I figured it out, it's very simple and wonderful! The colour dust is hidden in the lid and I apply it with the help of the cushion. I want more lipsticks to be shaped like this. The application is super easy, with the pointed tip I can easily access every part of my mouth. It's staying power is great, it lasts on me at least 5 hours, it depends on how much I eat, drink or kiss - it does survive kissing with ease, but not the eating. And the best of all - I don't notice at all that I have anything on my lips. I reallyreally recommend buying it, it is awesome!

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GRADATION BLUSH C02 BERRY BOW
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Rdečilo za lica, sestavljeno iz dveh delov, svetlejšega svetleče roza in temnejšega mat vijola, ki skupaj tvorita čudovito celoto, za prekrasna lička, z ravno pravo mero pordelosti. Je noro pigmentiran in priporočam previdnost pri nanosu, saj je lahko hitro preveč barve na licih. Se pa da lepo zabrisat, tako da se napačen nanos lahko hitro popravi. 
A blush composed of two colours, a lighter shimmering rose and darker matte purple, that combine a wonderful colour for beautiful cheeks with just the right amount of flush for your face. It is crazily pigmented and I do recommend careful application, since there can quickly be too much colour on your face. It can be easily blended so any mistakes during application can easily be fixed.

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Za konec pa si poglejmo še nekaj več fotografij:
And for the end a few more pictures:

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The powder in the lid of the lipstick
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How both products look on me
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xoxo, A.
**this post includes PR product provided for honest review**