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Konad/Fauxnad

After more than a year … can I still do it?Po več kot enem letu … Ali še znam?


Yesterday my husband took my little boy to the grandparents for a couple of hours, so I had a couple of hours for myself. OMG! What am I going to do with all this time?! :D Although I am not feeling good and there is a lot of housework to be done, I decided to do my nails. and since it was Halloween, I even took out the Konad plates. I have to admit, my hands were shaking. I didn’t know if I can still do it. So I just went for it. And this is what happened …
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Not that bad, right?
So, that is what I was wearing on my nails for Halloween. What did you wear?


Včeraj je moj mož odpeljal mojega malega princa k starim staršem za nekaj ur, tako sem imela nekaj ur zase. UAU! Le kaj bom z vsem tem časom?! Čeprav se me nekaj loteva in se ne počutim ravno najbolje, hišna opravila pa tudi čakajo, sem se vseeno odločila, da si končno uredim nohte. In ker je že ravno bilo ‘helovinovo’, sem na plano potegnila Konad plate. Priznam, da so se mi roke tresle, ker enostavno nisem vedela, ali jih sploh še znam uporabljati. Mah, sem se kar lotila. Nastalo je tole …
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Niti ni tako zelo slabo, kajne?
Evo, to je bilo na mojih nohtih ta Halloween. Kaj je bilo na vaših?

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Perfumes

Shiseido – Zen Gold Elixir (perfume)Shiseido – Zen Gold Elixir (parfum)

Shiseido Zen Gold Elixir perfume
Shiseido Zen Gold Elixir perfume

Shiseido Zen Gold Elixir is a warm oriental perfume. The moment I spray it on my skin it has a sour note. Very soon it becomes warmer, stronger and more oriental. The very strong scent becomes softer and rounder after an hour or so and it stays like that for hours. I like the dry down notes very much. Zen Gold Elixir is a strong and powerful perfume and most definitely not for shy girls. It is for independent and strong women who like oriental perfumes.

I like my perfumes to be flowery, powdery or/and fresh, but from time to time I do like a stronger oriental scent. And Shiseido Zen Gold Elixir is a type of perfume I would wear during the winter to “keep me warm” or for evening out to make me feel more self confident and sexy. I got Zen Gold Elixir perfume to try out in a 10 ml bottle and am definitely going to use it up.

Have you tried any of the Shiseido perfumes? Which one is your favorite?

*tester is part of the goodie bag we received on Shiseido event

Shiseido Zen Gold Elixir perfume
Shiseido Zen Gold Elixir parfum

Shiseido Zen Gold Elixir je topel orientalski parfum. V trenutku, ko ga nasprejam na svojo kožo, zaznam nekaj kiselkastega. Zgornje note niso čisto po mojem okusu. K sreči se kiselkast vonj izgubi v nekaj minutah in se spremeni v vedno bolj toplega, močnega, orientalskega. Srednje note, ki so za moj okus precej ostre, se v roku ene ure zelo omehčajo in postanejo mnogo nežnejše. Vonj se na moji kožo obdrži ure. Zen Gold Elixir je parfum za samozavestne, neodvisne in močne ženske. Zagotovo ne gre za “mladosten vonj” in ni za sramežljive punce.

Vsi vemo, da so vonji izredno subjektivna zadeva. Meni so všeč cvetlični, pudrasti in/ali sveži vonji. Orientalski vonji niso čisto po mojem okusu, a od časa do časa si vseeno zaželim močnejšega orientalskega parfuma in Shiseido Zen Gold Elixir je ravno takšen. Sploh ga obožujem, ko se “umiri”, ko pridejo v ospredje spodnje, mehkejše note. Sama takšne parfume nosim pozimi, da me ogrejejo, in ob večernih priložnostih, da se počutim bolj samozavestno in seksi. Za poleti se mi zdi premočan. V testiranje sem dobila 10 ml stekleničko, ki jo bom z veseljem porabila.

Zanima me, ali ste morda že preizkusila katerega od Shiseido parfumov? Katerega mi priporočate?

*tester je del paketka, ki smo ga prejele blogerke na Shiseido eventu

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Skin care

Nuxe – Reve de Miel lip balmNuxe – Reve de Miel balzam za ustnice

Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm is one of THE lip balms out there. At least that’s what A LOT of beauty gurus say. Since I had very dry lips during this winter I had to try this miracle worker myself. This is how it looks like.

Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm
Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm

It comes in a jar, which isn’t the most hygienic or practical thing. The consistency is very thick (so putting it in a jar is very logical :) ), but creamy and not hard at all. It is easy to apply. It is very nourishing and stays on the lips for hours. It looks matte on the lips. The texture is not sticky, but not slippery either. Although a lot of people use it only during the night, I use it during the day and I think it is excellent. The scent is very pleasant, light citrusy with a touch of honey. The honey scent isn’t overpowering at all, because I do not like the scent of honey. The scent of this lip balm is fresh.

Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm
Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm

It is not the cheapest lip balm, but is definitely one of the best I have tried. It protects my lips during very cold and windy days. Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm gets a huge thumbs up from me. I highly recommend it.

Have you tried this brilliant lip balm yet?Nuxe Reve de Miel balzam za ustnice naj bi bil najboljši balzam za ustnice. Vsaj tako pravi večina lepotnih gurujev. Ker sem imela izredno suhe in razpokane ustnice, sem se podala v nakup tega čudodelca.

Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm
Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm

Izdelek je v steklenem lončku, kar ni ravno najbolj higienično niti praktično. Konsistenca je zelo gosta (zato je nekako logično, da so ga zapakirali v lonček :) ), a vseeno kremasta in niti malo trda. Nanos je enostaven. Dejansko gre za izredno hranljiv balzam za ustnice, ki ustnice obda z zaščitno plastjo. Na ustnicah je mat videza. Ni lepljiv, niti “spolzek”. Čeprav večina ljudi nanaša ta balzam samo zvečer, ga jaz pridno nanašam tudi tekom dneva in me niti malo ne moti. Dobro se obnese tudi pod šminkami. Vonj je prijeten. Nežno citrusen z nežnim pridihom medu. Vonj medu k sreči ni močan, saj medenega vonja ne maram.

Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm
Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm

Zagotovo ni ravno najcenejši balzam za ustnice, je pa res eden najboljših (verjetno celo najboljši), kar sem jih do sedaj preizkusila. Moje ustnice je odlično zaščitil v hladnih in vetrovnih dneh. Izredno ga priporočam.

Ste Nuxe Reve de Miel balzam za ustnice že preizkusili? Kako se vam zdi?

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Other

Engaged, married … it’s a boy!Zaročena, poročena … fantek je!

Wow, it’s been literally months since my last post. There has been a lot going on in my life in the last year (and a half). I wanted to write a brief post just to let you all know why I’ve been more or less MIA in the past year.

First there was this insanely romantical proposal …
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… followed by a fantastic bachelorette party in Belgrade with my closest and best friends (my beautiful maid of honor in the photo with me) …
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… in April I became wife to my best friend and most loving husband in the world …
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Link to our wedding video – Our Love Story

… and now there is this beautiful baby boy … my baby boy! He is 12 weeks old and I love him to death!
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This is what is going on in my life and why there are no posts from my side. For now I just do not have time. I hope that in time I’ll find some time and post at least a couple of time a month. But we’ll see …

I hope you all are healthy and happy! And may the year 2014 be the best so far!


I know that planing a wedding can be very stressful and I when I was planing my wedding I totally relied on recommendation from friends etc. I wanted to take the opportunity and share some of my recommendations. People and services that I was completely satisfied with.
First of Agencija Sever and Barbara, who was extremely helpful. I can only recommend her services. Thank you Barbara!
Zaga Production – THE BEST wedding photographers and video makers out there! Very professional and hard working team of people! Zaga Production thank you for the best captured memories!
Zlatarstvo Gajšek – amazing jewelry makers. They made the perfect wedding rings for us! Our rings are not your traditional wedding bands. Far from that. They are not for everyone. They are black and white gold … I wanted a matching wedding ring to my engagement ring, since that one is black gold.Uau, dobesedno mesece že nisem ničesar objavila. V zadnjem letu (in pol) se je v mojem življenju ogromno dogajalo. Na hitro sem vam želela napisati, zakaj je v zadnjem letu tako malo objav iz moje strani.

Najprej se je zgodila najbolj romantična zaroka sploh …
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… sledila je fenomenalna dekliščina v Beogradu (zraven mene na fotki je moja čudovita poročna priča) …
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…  konec aprila sem postala žena …
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Link do najinega poročnega videa – Our Love Story

… oktobra pa še mamica nejlepšemu fantku! Star je 12 tednov in si vzame čisto vso mojo pozornost. Neskončno ga imam rada!
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Sedaj veste, kaj se pri meni dogaja in zakaj me ni “na spregled”. Zaenkrat še ne kaže, da bi se kaj veliko spremenilo. Upam, da bom počasi pa le uspela spet pisati (vsaj nekajkrat na mesec). Bomo videli.

Upam, da ste vsi zdravi in srečni! Leto 2014 pa naj bo najboljše do slej!


Vem, da je načrtovanje poroke lahko izredno stresno. Ko sem načrtovala svojo poroko, sem se zanašala na priporočila od prijateljev ipd. Tako sedaj želim tudi jaz z vami deliti svoja priporočila. Ljudje in storitve, s katerimi sem bila obsolutno zadovoljna in me niso pustili na cedilu!
Najprej Agencija Sever in Barbara, ki mi je prinačrtovanju izredno pomagala in naredila čudovito poročno dekoracijo! Hvala Barbara!
Zaga Production – NAJBOLJŠI poročni fotografi in snemalci sploh!!! Izredno profesionalna ekipa, s katero sem se počutila zelo sproščeno, poročni video in fotografije pa so naravnost fantastične (tudi za moj izredno zahteven okus)! Ujeli so res prave trenutke! Noro!
Zlatarstvo Gajšek – odlični izdelovalci nakita. Za naju so naredili perfektne poročne prstane po naročilu. Najini prstani niso tipični poročni prstani. Daleč od tega in niso za vsak okus. Narejeni so iz črnega in belega zlata … želela sem poročni prstan, ki se bo ujemal z zaročnim, ki je iz črnega zlata. Prstana so izdelali izredno natančno in lepo. Kljub temu da sta prstana kar masivna, sta zelo udobna za nositi. Oba sva izredno zadovoljna.
Cvetličarna Spaans – poročni šopek (in tudi ostale rožice) je bil naravnost sanjski. Točno to, kar sem si želela in krasno se je dopolnil celotno podobo!

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Hauls, stash, RAOK

Shopping time in CroatiaNakupovanje na Hrvaškem

While enjoying the summer at the Croatian seaside I got a bit curious if there are any interesting products for me in the Croatian drugstores. I visited Kozmo, DM and Bipa. Bipa was disappointing since the Rimmel display was almost empty. Although Kozmo and DM do not carry Rimmel I found some other nice things there.

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I bought Aussie and Balea products and candy in DM and other products in Kozmo drugstore.

I specifically went to DM for the Aussie products. I wrote about my love for them in my post about my favorite hair products.

Kozmo carries the Czech Polish brand Eveline that has some lovely (and affordable) products. In Slovenia Eveline make up products can be found in Nama in Ljubljana, but the display is mostly messy and half empty, which is unfortunate, since I love some of their products. In particular I am a fan of their 2 in 1 Concealers. They cover well and are good for under eye area. I was very happy to find the concealers in Kozmo, because I am almost out of mine and I couldn’t find it in Slovenia for a long time. Either it was always sold out or they are just not selling it anymore. I have no idea. I am just happy I have it now. Since I am quite tan at the moment I bought the two darker shades.

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The name Super Long Lasting Liquid Tint Glow 16h immediately caught my eyes. “What? A long lasting lip tint? 16h?” And the price tag was around 3,5 eur. You got me! I had to at least swatch them on my hands. After 5 -10 minutes I wiped the product off. Look at that! Slight staining! Satisfied with the swatches, I bought three of them. After a couple of days trying them out, I am glad that I bought them. All three shades are beautiful. The staying power isn’t 16h but I am satisfied. They stain my lips slightly and are very comfortable to wear. They are very glossy but not sticky. The coverage is medium. The end result is glossy juicy lips. I like it! The scent is quite strong, but I don’t mind it.

Pastel Supergloss, Eveline Super Long Lasting Liquid Lip Tint

I have never heard of the brand Pastel. There were some nail polishes etc. but only the lipglosses caught my eye, so I bought two of them. One very light nude color with silver shimmer and the other fuchsia (or dark pink) color with gold shimmer. Both are very glossy, not sticky and sheer, but are nice everyday lipglosses. The price was around 4 eur.

Pastel Supergloss: 50 Pinky, 51 SandThat is all I bought in Croatia. Have you tried any of the shown products yet? What do you think of them?

And off I go enjoying last bits of summer …Med uživanjem sončnih žarkov in morskih radosti na Hrvaškem, me je  zaneslo v hrvaške drogerije. Obiskala sem Kozmo, DM in Bipa drogerije. Bipa me je popolnoma razočarala, saj je bilo Rimmel stojalo skoraj prazno. Čeprav Kozmo in DM ne prodajata Rimmela, sem kljub temu našla nekaj zanimivih izdelkov, ki so odšli z menoj.

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V DMju sem kupila Aussie in Balea izdelke ter “sladkiše”, ostalo pa v Kozmo drogeriji.

Prav namensko sem šla v DM po Aussie izdelke, katerim sem svojo hvalnico napisala v prispevku o meni najljubših izdelkih za lase.

Drogerija Kozmo prodaja češko polsko znamko Eveline, ki ima v svoji ponudbi kar nekaj dobrih (in ugodnih) izdelkov. V Sloveniji lahko make up izdelke znamke Eveline najdete v Nami, kjer pa je stojalo po večini kaotično in na pol prazno, kar je škoda, saj resnično obožujem nekaj njihovih izdelkov, ki pa jih po večini tako nimajo na zalogi. Tako že lep čas kupujem korektor Concealer 2 in 1, katerega sem v Nami kupila pred časom in ga že skoraj porabila. Že lep čas ga ni na zalogi. Ne vem, ali je vedno razprodan ali pa ga pri nas ne prodajajo več. Tako sem se izredno razveselila, ko sem korektorje našla v Kozmo drogeriji. Kupila sem dva temnejša odtenka, saj sem trenutno kar precej porjavela. Gre za korektor, ki dobro prekriva in ga lahko uporabljam pod očmi.

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Pri naslednjem izdelku me je najbolj pritegnilo ime. Super Long Lasting Liquid Tint Glow 16h. “Čakaj! Super dolgoobstojna zadeva za ustnice? 16h?” In cena okrog 3,5 eur. To sem morala preizkusiti vsaj na roki. Po 5 – 10 minutah sem izdelek zbrisala in na moje prijetno presenečenje ugotovila, da se je pigment rahlo “zažrl” v kožo in tako je izdelek za seboj pustil madež (stain). Izbrala sem tri odtenke, ki so romali z menoj. Po nekaj dneh preizkušanja, sem z izdelki zadovoljna in bi jih ponovno kupila. Odtenki so krasni in se odlično podajo k poletno porjaveli koži. Prepričana sem, da bodo odlično izgledali tudi v zimskih mesecih. Obstojnost definitivno ni 16-urna, a sem vseeno zadovoljna. Na mojih mini ustnicah tako nič ne zdrži zelo dolgo. Madež, ki ostane na ustnicah je nežen, občutek na ustnicah je udoben, prijeten. Izgled je zelo sijoč, a občutek ni lepljiv. Prekrivnost je srednja. Končni izgled so sijoče sočne ustnice. Zelo mi je všeč! Vonj je dokaj močen, a meni ne moteč.

Pastel Supergloss, Eveline Super Long Lasting Liquid Lip Tint

Še nikoli nisem slišala za znamko Pastel, zato me je radovednost še toliko bolj popadla ob pogledu na dokaj skromno izbiro izdelkov. Nekaj lakov za nohte ipd. Pritegnili so me samo lipglosi. Izbrala sem svetel kožen odtenek s srebrnim finim šimrom in odtenek fuksije (morda temna roza) z zlatim finim šimrom. Oba sta zelo sijoča, nelepljiva in prosojna glosa, ki sta super za vsakodnevno uporabo. Cena je bila okrog 4 eur.

Pastel Supergloss: 50 Pinky, 51 Sand

To je vse, kar sem kupila na Hrvaškem. Ste morda katerega od predstavljenih izdelkov že preizkusili? Kako se vam zdijo?

In me že ni več … uživam namreč še zadnje poletne trenutke …

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Hair

Favorite hair products of Summer 2013Najljubši izdelki za lase za poletje 2013

My hair is long reaching the mid of my back, dyed (ombre), wavy with dry ends. My scalp is sensitive and if I use a harsh shampoo I get itchy scalp with something that looks like dandruff. All that means that I cannot just use whatever products and my scalp and hair need special attention.

Here are my favorite products of the Summer 2013.

Favorite hair products- Summer 2013

I am still on a hunt for a perfect shampoo, there are some that I like, but none of them is my holy grail. At the moment I am using the Alverde Coffein Shampoo, which is a good shampoo. Nothing special, it gets the job done and it  doesn’t irritate my scalp too much. It is very affordable. Like it.

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Deep Conditioner for damaged hair. OMG it smells divine! The scent reminds me of chewing gums (Bazooka). And it is very good to my  hair. It leaves them very soft. Love it! I leave it work its magic on my hair for at least 3 minutes before washing it out. The consistency is gel like and not very thick like I’m used to from my other hair masques. The packaging is nice and easy to use at home, but is not practical for traveling. If it gets squeezed, the product runs out automatically. (Just yesterday I bought backups. I still have to try the 3 Minute Miracle Colour and the 3 Minute Miracle Luscious Long).

Favorite hair products- Summer 2013: Aussie

Aussie Luscious Long Leave-In Conditioner for long hair that’s pining for protection (de-tangle & de-stress). Another nicely scented product. It is a de-tangler and a product that is supposed to protect the hair from the heat of the blow drier. I use it on the towel dry hair and also on dry hair just to give them some extra care if needed during the week. I like the product, I don’t think it is awesome, but it smells nice and does give a bit extra to my hair.

Gliss Kur Oil Nutritive Haarspitzenfluid is a product I’ve been using for years (for at least 12 years). They have changed the ingredients and the name over the years, but I stayed faithful to it anyway. It is a light cream with silicones and some nice oils in it. It doesn’t make my hair greasy and it doesn’t weigh them down. You can use it on towel dry or dry hair. I love this product and I’ve repurchased it over and over again!

TRESemme Heat Defence styling spray. Since everyone (and their moms and dads and dogs) have been raving about this product I just had to buy it while I was in Scotland. I didn’t think I would actually love it since none of the heat protecting styling products impressed me so far. I still don’t know if I actually love this one. It is a good product that is for sure. The mist is fine and the scent is nice, but I am just not sure if it really gets the job done. I mean, how can I actually know if a product helps to protect my hair from the heat of the blow drier or curling iron or … I know that my hair is very sensitive to heat and I get split ends very quickly if I process my hair with heat too much or too often. So I am rather walking around with healthier hair and a messy hair look, than to over-process my hair with heat. That is just my philosophy. So … I like the TRESemme Heat Defence, because it smells nice and the mist is fine and I think it might work, but I don’t know if I love it, since I just can’t be sure if it really works. I would repurchase it though if I would get the chance (TRESemme products are not sold where I live).

Umberto Giannini Flirty Curls Scrunching Jelly is a gel or jelly that you put on towel dried hair and scrunch them so you get some texture to the hair. My hair is slightly wavy and this jelly creates soft, bouncy curls. The curls are not crunchy at all. They almost look like beach waves. Sometimes I use a diffuser (special attachment for the blow drier) to get more defined curls and get more volume. The scent is nice and masculine.

Umberto Giannini Curl Friends Natural Curls Styling Spray is a spray for reviving your curls. I love this spray! It just works! I spray it on dry hair and scrunch the hair to create more volume and give my hair the texture (back) and after the spray is dry my hair look wavy and refreshed. The scent is similar to the Flirty Curls product. I like it.

I bought both Umberto Gianinni products in Scotland (in Boots). I don’t know if the brand is sold anywhere else. I really fear the day when I’ll use up the products since I don’t know if I’ll be able to buy them again. I bought these products on a whim. I’ve never heard of the brand, never read a single review of the products. Nothing. I just needed something to style my hair while I was in Scotland, so I bought travel size bottles. I liked the products so much that I went back and bought full size bottles.

Tangle Teezer Compact Styler is a very useful hair brush to carry in the purse or in the beach bag. Otherwise Tangle Teezers are not my favorite hair brushes, since they are just not effective enough to detangle my hair completely, so I am usually left with some knots and it is not easy to hold the brush firmly in the hand, so I usually drop it at least once while combing my hair. But the Compact Styler is just very practical and I am not regretting buying it.

I would like to mention one last thing. It is not a specific product, it is oils. I love to use oils on my hair. I do not care particularly what kind of oil it is (olive, macadamia, argan, jojoba, avocado, …). If it is good for my body or face, it will not harm my hair. On the contrary it can only “help” them. That is my philosophy on hair oils.

I would love to know what are your favorite hair care products!

And if you maybe know if the Umberto Gianinni products are sold outside the UK, please share with me where I can get them. Thank you!Maji lasje so dolgi (do sredine hrbta), barvani (ombre tehnika), valoviti, konice so suhe. Imam občutljivo lasišče. Če uporabim neustrezen (preagresiven) šampon, me lasišče srbi in izgleda, kot bi imela prhljaj. Končni rezultat vsega je, da moram izdelke za nego las in lasišča premišljeno izbirati, saj potrebujejo moji lasje in moje lasišče posebno nego.

Izdelki, ki so mi všeč to poletje in jih redno uporabljam.

Favorite hair products- Summer 2013

Še zmeraj nisem odkrila perfektnega šampona, ki bi lase dobro umil in hkrati ne bi popolnoma nič iritiral mojega lasišča. Trenutno uporabljam Alverde Coffein Shampoo in menim, da je kar dober. Nič prav posebnega, a svoje delo opravi dobro, lasišča pa mi skoraj ne iritira. Cenovno ugoden.

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Deep Conditioner za uničene lase. UAU, kako pa ta izdelek lepo diši! Vonj me spominja na žvečilne gumije Bazooka. Poleg vonja je tudi “dober” do mojih las. Po umivanju so izredno mehki in delujejo zaščiteni. Izdelek pustim na vlažnih laseh vsaj 3 minute preden ga izperem. Konsistenca je gelasta in prav nič maslena, gosta, zato sem sprva mislila, da ne bo dovolj za moje lase, a sem se motila. Embalaža je praktična in zelo enostavna za uporabo doma, za potovanja pa manj primerna, saj izdelek avtomatično izteče ob pritisku na embalažo. Ravno včeraj sem si že nabavila zaloge (3 Minute Miracle Colour in 3 Minute Miracle Long Luscious moram še preizkusiti).

Favorite hair products- Summer 2013: Aussie

Aussie Luscious Long Leave-In Conditioner za dolge lase, ki potrebujejo zaščito. Še en prijetno odišavljen izdelek. Gre za “detangler” in zaščito las pred vročino sušilca za lase. Uporablja se na z brisačo osušenih laseh, jaz pa ga uporabim tudi na suhih laseh, ko jim želim dati posebno nego, če jo le potrebujejo. Izdelek mi je všeč, ne bi pa rekla, da je fenomenalen. Vonj je prijeten in mojim lasem da nekaj dodatne nege.

Gliss Kur Oil Nutritive Haarspitzenfluid je krema za konice las, ki jo uporabljam že leta in leta (vsaj 12 let). Tekom let se je videz embalaže spreminjal, prav tako se je spremenilo ime, prčkali so tudi po sestavinah, a v principu gre za isti izdelek in zato sem mu ostala zvesta do danes in tudi v prihodnje ga bom še kupovala. Gre za lahko kremo (ki verjetno temelji na silikonih, a vsebuje tudi nekaj fajn oljčkov), ki mojih las ne obteži, jih pa lepo zaščiti oz. obda. Uporabljam ga tako na z brisačo osušenih laseh kot tudi na suhih laseh. Kot sem napisala, gre za stalnico pri meni, ki jo kupujem že leta in zagotovo bom izdelek še naprej kupovala.

TRESemme Heat Defence sprej za oblikovanje. Eden tistih izredno opevanih izdelkov na netu. O njem so po moje pisali že vsi in še njihove mame, atiji in psi. Seveda sem ga ob prvi priliki (na Škotskem) kupila tudi sama. Nisem si mislila, da me bo izdelek pretirano navdušil, saj me do sedaj še noben podoben izdelek ni sezul. In tudi ta ni drugačen. Pri izdelkih tega tipa (zaščita pred vročino likalnika, sušilca za lase ipd.) enostavno nikoli nisem prepričana, ali dejansko delujejo in zato potem ne morem pisati o delovalcih čudežev. TRESemme Heat Defence mi je všeč, ker lepo diši in ker je pršilo izredno nežno, tako da izdelek obda lase s fino meglico. Ali moje lase dejansko zaščiti pred vročino, pa resnično ne bi vedela. Izdelke tega tipa uporabljam zgolj zaradi svojih obljub in v dobri veri, da dejansko obljube izpolnjujejo. Moji lasje so namreč precej občutljivi na vročino in moje konice izredno zaradi vročine hitro postanejo izsušene in se začnejo cepiti. Tako je moja filozofija naslednja … raje hodim naokrog z relativno zdravo grivo in razmršeno (daleč od perfektne) frizuro, kot pa s perfektno urejeno pričesko in grozno razcepljenimi konicami. Ampak to sem samo jaz … vsak počne po svoje. TRESemme Heat Defence je tako izdelek, ki mi je všeč, las ne obteži, lepo diši in pršilo je odlično. Ne vem sicer, ali deluje, bi ga pa vseeno še enkrat kupila.

Umberto Giannini Flirty Curls Scrunching Jelly je gel oziroma žele, ki ga nanesemo na z brisačo osušene lase in jih nato med dlanmi pretlačimo, da ustvarimo kodre. Naravno imam rahlo valovite lase, s tem gelom dosežem mehke “poskočne” kodre, ki niso čisto nič trdi. Izgled je podoben kodrom s plaže. Včasih uporabim še difuzor (nastavek za sušilec las), da ustvarim bolj definirane kodre in več volumna. Vonj izdelka je prijeten, a rahlo možat.

Umberto Giannini Curl Friends Natural Curls Styling Spray je sprej za oživitev kodrov. Obožujem ga! Enostavno deluje, kar obljublja! Popršim ga po suhih laseh, nato lase med dlanmi pretlačim in tako se lasem povrne tekstura, kodri pa dobijo ponovno svež izgled. Vonj je podoben izdelku Flirty Curls.

Umberto Giannini izdelka sem kupila na Škotskem (v drogeriji Boots). Ne vem, ali se znamka prodaja še kje drugje. Prav bojim se dneva, ko bom izdelka porabila, saj enostavno ne vem, ali ju bom lahko ponovno kupila in kje. Kupila sem ju popolnoma spontano. Prej za znamko nisem ne slišala ne brala o njej. Na Škotskem sem pač rabila nekaj za krotitenje svojih las. Iz takšnega in drugačnega razloga so mi padli v oči izdelki znamke Umberto Giannini. Sprva sem kupila izdelka v mini velikosti. Tako sta mi bila všeč, da sem se vrnila in kupila še originalno velikost. Sedaj mi je žal, da nisem kupila izdelkov na rezervo.

Tangle Teezer Compact Styler je izredno uporabna mini krtača za lase, ki se jo enostavno nosi v torbici ali torbi za na plažo. V splošnem krtače Tangle Teezer niso moje najljubše, saj niso dovolj efektivne pri razčesavanju mojih las. Skoraj zmeraj mi ostane kaj vozlov v laseh. Poleg tega pa se jih še težko dobro prime v dlan in tako krtačo skoraj vedno vsaj 1x vržem po tleh med razčesavanjem. Kljub vsemu pa ne obžalujem nakupa Compact Styler krtače.

Za konec bi omenile še nekaj. Ne gre za specifičen izdelek, ampak za skupino izdelkov, namreč oljčki. Izredno rada na laseh uporabljam olja. Nisem pretirano izbirčna, katera olja … všeč mi je vse od kokosovega, olivnega, jojobinega, arganovega, makadamije, avokadovega … Če so dobri za kožo (telesa in / ali obraza), potem zagotovo ne škodijo lasem. Ravno nasprotno, zagotovo lasem lahko samo “dobro denejo”. In to je moja filozofija, kar se tiče olj na laseh.

Sedaj pa me zanima, kaj so vaši najljubši izdelki za nego las! Morda med vašimi odkrijem kakšnega, ki se bo v prihodnje znašel na mojem seznamu.

Zanima pa me še, ali morda kdo izmed vas ve, kje bi se še dalo kupiti Umberto Giannini izdelke. Hvala!

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Illamasqua in Slovenian drugstoresIllamasqua v Mullerjih

Finally it happened! Illamasqua is now sold in Slovenia! It is available in drugstores called Muller. I am sure you are all familiar with the brand and the amazing works of Alex Box. The brand was introduced to the Slovenian market today at a lovely location and here are some photos I took …

We have been writing about Illamasqua’s products a lot in the past. There are a lot of reviews and swatches available on our blog. We also (re)created some make up looks inspired by Alex Box’s works. Here are some of my creations …

Inspirational make up: Illamasqua - Toxic Nature by Maestra
Inspirational make up: Illamasqua – Toxic Nature by Maestra
Artistic make up look: Illamasqua - Theatre Of The Nameless inspired: Future Clown by Maestra
Illamasqua – Theatre Of The Nameless inspired: Future Clown by Maestra
Theatre Of The Nameless inspired look by Maestra
Theatre Of The Nameless inspired look by Maestra
Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism inspired make-up look by Maestra
Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism inspired make-up look by Maestra

For me Illamasqua is one of my favorite make up brands. I am always impressed by the PR photos of the limited editions and the brilliantly creative team of people working their magic and creating wonderful editorials. In the collection there are a lot of unusual shades and finishes. Illamasqua is the result of a partnership with Kryolan, a brand which produces make up for theatre, film and television for over 60 years. Illamasqua is a brand with high quality products, that are meant for “everyday people”, that are not afraid to show their “alter egos”.

Some of my favorite Illamasqua products: matte lipsticks (very pigmented and long lasting), cream blushes (I like the finish which is suitable for dry skin), powder blushes (very pigmented in great selection of colors), precision ink (long lasting eye liner with great aplikator).

Products that are on my wish list at the moment:  Gleam in the shade Supernatural, powder blush in the shade Morale, cream pigment in the shade Androgen, lipstick in the shade Eurydice.

To finish this article I have some short videos with swatches of some Illamasqua products.

More articles about Illamasqua:
Illamasqua on Parokeets

Official web site:
IllamasquaIllamasqua je v Sloveniji! Končno smo jo dočakali! Danes se je znamka predstavila v avli Mestnega muzeja Ljubljana in od danes je na voljo v drogerijah MullerLjubljani (Čopova, BTC, Rudnik), Celju, Novem mestu, Mariboru in Kopru. Prepričana sem, da vse naše bralke (in naši bralci) poznate angleško znamko, ki je znana po neverjetno čudovitih promo fotografijah omejenih kolekcij in fantastičnih kreacijah Alex Box.

Za znamko stoji izjemno uspešna ekipa poslovnih ljudi, ki jih povezujeta strast in kreativnost, ki ne poznata niti pravil niti meja. Jasna vizija uspeha je tako združila največje avtoritete modne in kreativne industrije, to so: Julian Kynaston, ustanovitelj in lastnik najvplivnejše neodvisne britanske marketinške agencije “Propaganda”, Joseph Corre, ustanovitelj vodilne modne znamke spodnjega perila “Agent Provocateur”, sin svetovno poznane modne oblikovalke Vivienne Westwood in managerja Sex Pistols Malcoma McLarena, ter Alex Box, vizažistka št. 1  v modnem svetu, neprestano prisotna v editorialih vseh vplivnih modnih publikacij po vsem svetu: Vogue, Numero, i-D, Dazed and Confused, Another Magazine, V itd.

Sledi nekaj utrinkov iz današnjega eventa …

V preteklosti smo na našem blogu že mnogo pisale o njihovih izdelkih ter sem in tja za inspiracijo vzele kak njihov look ter ga poskušale poustvariti.

Inspirational make up: Illamasqua - Toxic Nature by Maestra
Inspirational make up: Illamasqua – Toxic Nature by Maestra
Artistic make up look: Illamasqua - Theatre Of The Nameless inspired: Future Clown by Maestra
Illamasqua – Theatre Of The Nameless inspired: Future Clown by Maestra
Theatre Of The Nameless inspired look by Maestra
Theatre Of The Nameless inspired look by Maestra
Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism inspired make-up look by Maestra
Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism inspired make-up look by Maestra

Zase lahko napišem, da je Illamaqua ena mojih najljubših make up znamk. Vedno znova sem impresionirana nad promo fotografijami in kreativnim teamom, ki stoji zadaj. V kolekciji je na voljo mnogo nenanavnih odtenkov in finišev. Illamasqua je rezultat partnerstva s Kryolanom, znamko, ki že preko 60 let proizvaja make up predvsem za televizijo, gledališče in film. Illamasqua je znamka s profesionalno kvaliteto, pigmentacijo in izborom odtenkov, a namenjena in dostopna “navadnemu smrtniku”, ki si upa pokazati svoj “alter ego”.

Nekaj meni najljubših izdelkov znamke Illamasqua: mat šminke (izredno pigmentirane in obstoje, ne izsušujejo ustnic), krem rdečila za lica (všeč mi je finiš, ki je super za suho kožo), rdečila za lica v kamnu (zelo pigmentirana in krasen izbor odtenkov), precision ink (izredno obstojno črtalo za oči v večih odtenkih, super aplikator).

Izdelki, ki so trenutno na moji listi želja: Gleam v odtenku Supernatural, rdečilo za lica v kamnu v odtenku Morale, kremni pigment v odtenku Androgen, šminka v odtenku Eurydice.

Za konec pa še nekaj krajših videov, ki sem jih posnela pred časom, in na hitro predstavijo Illamasqua izdelke.

Več prispevkov o Illamasqua izdelkih:
Illamasqua na Parokeets

Uradna spletna stran:
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