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Brown and bronze Flakies Glitter Swatches/Bottles

Sephora by OPI – 212-SephoraSephora by OPI – 212-Sephora

Today I have a gorgeous nail polish to show you. It is 212-Sephora by Sephora by OPI. It is a dark brown almost light smokey black polish with gold and copper glitter, holographic glitter and duochrome flakes. It’s one of the most complex polishes I own. It looks amazing in the bottle. Unfortunately the complexity doesn’t show up as beautiful on the nails, but it is still gorgeous.

This is how it looks like in the bottle.
Sephora by OPI: 212-Sephora

And a blur photo to show the holographic glitter better.
Sephora by OPI: 212-Sephora

This is how it looks like on the nails most of the time (in low light).
Swatch: Sephora by OPI: 212-Sephora

Swatch: Sephora by OPI: 212-Sephora
Sephora by OPI: 212-Sephora (2 coats)

It truly is a special polish.
Swatch: Sephora by OPI: 212-Sephora

Swatch: Sephora by OPI: 212-Sephora

Swatch: Sephora by OPI: 212-Sephora
Sephora by OPI: 212-Sephora (2 coats)

Mmm, this polish brings back wonderful memories … I bought it in LA …

Please excuse my yuck cuticles and short nails. It is very cold outside and I’ve been neglecting my cuticles (and nails and hands) which especially in combination with cold weather is never a good idea. I filed down my nails yesterday. I like my nails short but at the moment they are a bit too short even for my taste. Well, I do not have a problem with it, they just don’t look too good on photos. :)

Do you like Sephora by OPI – 212-Sephora nail polish? And how do you take care of your cuticles and hands in the winter time?

Danes imam za vas čudovit lak za nohte, ki sliši na ime 212-Sephora in je znamke Sephora by OPI. Gre za zelo temno rjav, če ne že prav zadimljeno črn odtenek, ki vsebuje zlate in bakrene bleščice, holografske bleščice in duochrome krpice. UAU! Vse to v enem laku? Da! Gre za enega najbolj kompleksnih lakov za nohte v moji zbirki. V steklenički izgleda fantastično. Žal pa se kompleksnost ne pokaže v vseh svoji lepoti tudi na nohtih, česar mu čisto nič ne zamerim.

Tako je videti v steklenički.
Sephora by OPI: 212-Sephora

Zamegljena fotografija izpostavi holografske bleščice.
Sephora by OPI: 212-Sephora

Tako pa večino časa izgleda na nohtih (pri slabši osvetlitvi).
Swatch: Sephora by OPI: 212-Sephora

Swatch: Sephora by OPI: 212-Sephora
Sephora by OPI: 212-Sephora (2 coats)

Resnično poseben lak.
Swatch: Sephora by OPI: 212-Sephora

Swatch: Sephora by OPI: 212-Sephora

Swatch: Sephora by OPI: 212-Sephora
Sephora by OPI: 212-Sephora (2 coats)

Mmm … ta lak prinese s seboj tudi čudovite spomine … kupila sem ga v LAju …

Prosim, oprostite moji ubogi obnohtni kožici in kratkim nohtom. Povem vam, niso sami krivi, da so takšni. :D Vsega je kriva moja lenoba. Kombinacija mrzlega vremena in pomanjkanja “maziljenja” pripelje do izsušene obnohtne kožice in posledično tudi do cepljenja nohtov. Nohte sem včeraj “v nulo” popilila. Prav nič nimam proti kratkim nohtom. Prav nasprotno. Zelo rada imam svoje kratke nohte, a sedaj so skoraj preveč kratki za fotografije. :)

Kako vam je všeč Sephora by OPI – 212-Sephora? Zanima me še, kako skrbite za svoje nohte in obnohtno kožico v zimskem času?

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Blue Brown and bronze Comparisons Green Purple Swatches/Bottles

Depend – Holographic nail polishes (swatches, review)Depend – Holographic laki za nohte (opis, ocena)

Finally some nice variety of holographic nail polishes even in our drugstores! :w00t: Yes, that’s right, there’s nice holographic nail polishes available in drugstores for reasonable price. And they come in 12 different shades! I’m talking about Depend Holographic nail polishes. Gejba and me went on a hunt and bought a couple of them. Let me introduce you my rainbow polishes. (A little hint: Click on the photos to make them bigger and admire the holo effect in all its glory! :wink: )

Sand Grey 2026 is nude holographic polish and it is probably my favorite of them all. I know that for some of you it might be too boring, but I’ve been wanting a holographic nude polish for quite some time now and I finally got it. This little guy is such a shy beauty. In the shade it’s almost unnoticeable, but when the sun hits it … it becomes a shiny beauty. As I said … I love it!

Swatch: Depend - Sand Grey (2026)
Depend - Sand Grey (2026): pointer 2 coats over Essie - Case Study, middle 3 coats, rest 2 coats (shade)
Swatch: Depend - Sand Grey (2026)
Depend - Sand Grey (2026): pointer 2 coats over Essie - Case Study, middle 3 coats, rest 2 coats (sun)
Swatch: Depend - Sand Grey (2026)
Depend - Sand Grey (2026): pointer 2 coats over Essie - Case Study, middle 3 coats, rest 2 coats (sun)
Swatch: Depend - Sand Grey (2026)
Depend - Sand Grey (2026)

Sand Grey immediately reminded me of my previous favorite nude holo polish – Color Club Love ’em, Leave ’em. I compared the two of them. I prefer the color of Sand Grey, which is more grey and not as brown as the Color Club one. Sand Grey has a more pronounced holo effect, but is less opaque.

Comparison: Depend - Sand Grey (2026) vs. Color Club - Love 'em, Leave 'em
Comparison: Depend - Sand Grey (2026) vs. Color Club - Love 'em, Leave 'em
Comparison: Depend - Sand Grey (2026) vs. Color Club - Love 'em, Leave 'em
Comparison: Depend - Sand Grey (2026) vs. Color Club - Love 'em, Leave 'em

Laurel Green 2035 is a light yellow green holographic polish. I like it because it’s green and I don’t have a green holo yet, but I would like it even more if it would be more vibrant.

Swatch: Depend - Laurel Green (2035)
Depend - Laurel Green (2035) - 2 coats (shade)
Swatch: Depend - Laurel Green (2035)
Depend - Laurel Green (2035) - 2 coats (sun)

Denim Blue 2032 is a purple blue holographic polish. Very nice color. I like it a lot.

Swatch: Depend - Denim Blue (2032)
Depend - Denim Blue (2032) - 2 coats (shade)
Swatch: Depend - Denim Blue (2032)
Depend - Denim Blue (2032) - 2 coats (sun)
Swatch: Depend - Denim Blue (2032)
Depend - Denim Blue (2032) - 2 coats (sun)

The consistency of the polishes is somewhat “gel-like”. As far the application goes, all three of them applied without any problems even over regular base coat. The top coat didn’t ruin the holo effect. They are all on the sheer side. For full opacity you’ll probably need three coats or you can try and layer them over another opaque polish. There’s 5 ml in the bottle, which is not a lot. The polishes cost 3,45€ here in Slovenia, which is not cheap (for 10 ml that would be almost 7€ and for 15ml that would be 10,35€).

If you are wondering how does the holo effect on Depend polishes compare to other brands. I compared them for you. As you can see in the photos below, nothing can beat the glorious original Nfu Oh holo polishes, but the Depend ones are pretty too. The effect is more scattered, but still very pretty and noticeable. I have to add that they are the sheerest of them all. Thumbs up for Depend!

Holographic comparison: Magnetic - Powerful Purple, Nfu Oh - 65, China Glaze - DV8, Depend - Denim Blue (2032)
Holographic comparison: Magnetic - Powerful Purple, Nfu Oh - 65, China Glaze - DV8, Depend - Denim Blue (2032)
Holographic comparison: Magnetic - Powerful Purple, Nfu Oh - 65, China Glaze - DV8, Depend - Denim Blue (2032)
Holographic comparison: Magnetic - Powerful Purple, Nfu Oh - 65, China Glaze - DV8, Depend - Denim Blue (2032)
Holographic comparison: Magnetic - Powerful Purple, Nfu Oh - 65, China Glaze - DV8, Depend - Denim Blue (2032)
Holographic comparison: Magnetic - Powerful Purple, Nfu Oh - 65, China Glaze - DV8, Depend - Denim Blue (2032)

That’s it from my side, but it’s not the end of this post yet. :w00t: Gejba would also like to show you her beauties. Enjoy!


I saw preview photo of Depend holographic nail polishes on their Facebook page and huge lemming was born. :biggrin: The biggest problem was deciding which ones to buy – in the end I went for Sand Grey (no. 2026) and Ocean Green (no. 2036) … and wrote down all other blue and green shades on my WL. :silly:

Ocean Green has lovely blue-green base filled with holographic particles. As you can see on Maestra’s comparison photos, holo effect if not insanely strong but it’s definitively visible. I applied Ocean Green over Essence Studio nails 24/7 nail base. Can’t say that it was super easy application – the closest comparison I can make, was that it applied like jelly finish. In the end I used 2 thicker coats and top coat on my pinky to see how Depend holographic nail polishes react with top coat.

Depend Ocean Green (2036) holographic nail polish - lightbox
Depend Ocean Green (2036) holographic nail polish swatch - lightbox
Depend Ocean Green (2036) holographic nail polish - sun
Depend Ocean Green (2036) holographic nail polish swatch - sun

I decided to try out Jessica Retro Revival water based base coat with Depend Sand Grey (2026). Result – application was pure poetry. :love: I too love this sneaky shade – nude nail polish with a punch. :nails: I opted for 2 thicker coats instead of 3 thinner ones as polish drys pretty fast. Again I applied top coat only over the pinky.

Depend Sand Grey (2026) holographic nail polish - lightbox
Depend Sand Grey (2026) holographic nail polish swatch - lightbox
Depend Sand Grey (2026) holographic nail polish - sun
Depend Sand Grey (2026) holographic nail polish swatch - sun

I was very satisfied with both shades, so I’ll be definitively getting more. This is only day two of wearing Depend Sand Grey, so I can not speak about staying power in the long run, but it’s looking really promising so far. :thumb:


Giveaway is now CLOSED.


Končno dobra izbira holografskih lakov za nohte tudi v naših drogerijah! :w00t: Jap, prav ste prebrali. V DMjih so na voljo luštni holografski laki za nohte in še za znosno ceno. In veste kaj? Na voljo je kar 12 odtenkov! Seveda pišem o Depend lakih za nohte s holografskim efektom. Z Gejbo sva se podali na lov, ki se je uspešno končal. Vsaka je domov prinesla nekaj lepotcev. Naj vam predstavim svoje mavričaste pridobitve. (Mini namig: Kliknite na fotografije, da se povečajo in nato občudujte holo efekt v vsej svoji lepoti! :wink: )

Sand Grey 2026 je “nagec” s holo efektom in je verjetno moj zmagovalec izmed vseh. Vem, da bi znal biti za koga izmed vas dolgočasnež, a sama sem si že dolgo časa želela holografski lak v kožni barvi. Ta malček je pravi sramežljivi lepotec. V senci je skoraj neopazen, na sončku pa se prelevi v pravega lesketajočega navihančka. Kot sem že napisala … Izredno mi je všeč!

Swatch: Depend - Sand Grey (2026)
Depend - Sand Grey (2026): pointer 2 coats over Essie - Case Study, middle 3 coats, rest 2 coats (shade)
Swatch: Depend - Sand Grey (2026)
Depend - Sand Grey (2026): pointer 2 coats over Essie - Case Study, middle 3 coats, rest 2 coats (sun)
Swatch: Depend - Sand Grey (2026)
Depend - Sand Grey (2026): pointer 2 coats over Essie - Case Study, middle 3 coats, rest 2 coats (sun)
Swatch: Depend - Sand Grey (2026)
Depend - Sand Grey (2026)

Sand Grey me je takoj spomnil na mojega nekoč najljubšega holota kožne barve – Color Club Love ’em, Leave ’em. Primerjala sem ju. Barvno mi je bolj všeč Sand Grey, ki je bolj sivkast in ne tako zelo rjav. Prav tako je holo efekt bolj opazen, je pa manj prekriven.

Comparison: Depend - Sand Grey (2026) vs. Color Club - Love 'em, Leave 'em
Comparison: Depend - Sand Grey (2026) vs. Color Club - Love 'em, Leave 'em
Comparison: Depend - Sand Grey (2026) vs. Color Club - Love 'em, Leave 'em
Comparison: Depend - Sand Grey (2026) vs. Color Club - Love 'em, Leave 'em

Laurel Green 2035 je svetlo rumenkasto zelen holografski lak. Všeč mi je, ker je zelen (obožujem zeleno) in zelenega holota še nimam. Še veliko bolj bi mi bil všeč, če bi bil bolj žive / močne barve. Sedaj deluje nekoliko bled. Morda se bom lotila “frenkanja” …

Swatch: Depend - Laurel Green (2035)
Depend - Laurel Green (2035) - 2 coats (shade)
Swatch: Depend - Laurel Green (2035)
Depend - Laurel Green (2035) - 2 coats (sun)

Denim Blue 2032 je vijolično-moder holografski lak. Lepa barva. Zelo mi je všeč.

Swatch: Depend - Denim Blue (2032)
Depend - Denim Blue (2032) - 2 coats (shade)
Swatch: Depend - Denim Blue (2032)
Depend - Denim Blue (2032) - 2 coats (sun)
Swatch: Depend - Denim Blue (2032)
Depend - Denim Blue (2032) - 2 coats (sun)

Laki imajo neke vrste gelastim lakom podobno konsistenco. Kar se tiče nanosa, z nobenim izmed zgoraj predstavljenih treh nisem imela težav. Tudi čez navaden podlak so se lepo nanašali. Nadlak holo efekta ni uničil. Vsi so dokaj prosojni. Verjetno boste za popolno prekrivnost potrebovali tri nanose. Lahko pa jih slojite čaz kak drug prekriven lak. V stekleničkah je 5 ml, kar ni veliko. Cena v DMjih je 3,45€, kar ni ravno malo (10ml bi stalo malo pod 7€, 15ml bi stalo 10,35€).

Če ste se spraševali, kako se holo efekt Depend lakov primerja z ostalimi holo laki, sem jih za vas med seboj primerjala. Kot lahko vidite na fotografijah spodaj, čisto noben ne more s holo prestola spodriniti originalnih Nfu Oh holo lakov, ki na soncu žarijo, da oči bolijo. :w00t: Kljub temu pa so tudi Depend laki zelo luštni in na sončku “sproducirajo” dobro mavrico. Efekt je sicer razpršen, a vseeno dobro opazen. Dodati moram, da so med vsemi tudi najbolj prosojni. Sicer pa en velik lajk za Depend!

Holographic comparison: Magnetic - Powerful Purple, Nfu Oh - 65, China Glaze - DV8, Depend - Denim Blue (2032)
Holographic comparison: Magnetic - Powerful Purple, Nfu Oh - 65, China Glaze - DV8, Depend - Denim Blue (2032)
Holographic comparison: Magnetic - Powerful Purple, Nfu Oh - 65, China Glaze - DV8, Depend - Denim Blue (2032)
Holographic comparison: Magnetic - Powerful Purple, Nfu Oh - 65, China Glaze - DV8, Depend - Denim Blue (2032)
Holographic comparison: Magnetic - Powerful Purple, Nfu Oh - 65, China Glaze - DV8, Depend - Denim Blue (2032)
Holographic comparison: Magnetic - Powerful Purple, Nfu Oh - 65, China Glaze - DV8, Depend - Denim Blue (2032)

To je vse iz moje strani, a prispveka še ni konec. :w00t: Tudi Gejba vam po danes predstavila svoje lepotce. Uživajte!


Ko sem pred kakim mesecem prvič videla predogled Depend holografskih lakov, je bila to ljubezen na prvi pogled. :biggrin: Največji problem je predstavljalo preveliko število lepih odtenkov. Na koncu sem se s težkim srcem odločila le za dva laka – Sand Grey (št. 2026) in Ocean Green (št. 2036) … vsi preostali zeleni in modri odtenki pa so pristali na seznamu želja. :silly:

Ocean Green ima krasno modro-zeleno bazo v katero je ujeta prava mavrica holografskih delcev. Na Maestrini primerjavi je lepo vidno, da je holo efekt lepo viden, kljub temu da ne gre ravno za spektakularen holo. Ocean Green lak sem nanesla čez Essence Studio nails 24/7 podlak. Ne morem reči, da je bil nanos enostaven – še najbolj me je spominjal na nanos jelly lakov. Na koncu sem uporabila 2 debelejše plasti in na mezincu dodala še nadlak … da vidim, če kaj vpliva holo efekt.

Depend Ocean Green (2036) holographic nail polish - lightbox
Depend Ocean Green (2036) holografski lak za nohte (swatch, lightbox
Depend Ocean Green (2036) holographic nail polish - sun
Depend Ocean Green (2036) holographic nail polish swatch - sun

Depend Sand Grey (2026) sem nanesla čez Jessica Retro Revival podlak na vodni osnovi in lahko samo rečem, da je bil nanos poezija. :love: Tudi meni se je zelo priljubil tale nevtralen odtenek, ki v sebi skriva holo mavrico. :nails: Ker se Depend holografski laki dokaj hitro sušijo, sem tudi tokrat uporabila 2 debelejši plasti in spet nanesla nadlak samo na mezincu.

Depend Sand Grey (2026) holographic nail polish - lightbox
Depend Sand Grey (2026) holografski lak za nohte (swatch, lightbox)
Depend Sand Grey (2026) holographic nail polish - sun
Depend Sand Grey (2026) holografski lak za nohte (swatch, sonce)

Z obema lakoma sem zelo zadovoljna in bom zagotovo kupila še kakšen odtenek ali 2 ali 3 … :silly: Danes je šele drugi dan odkar sem nanesla Depend Sand Grey, tako da je še prezgodaj govoriti o obstojnosti … vendar za enkrat dobro kaže. :thumb:


Giveaway je ZAKLJUČEN.


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Brown and bronze Flowers Purple Shimmer

Anny: Must Have and spring snowAnny: Must Have in pomladni sneg

I noticed new stand in Limoni store full of pretty nail polishes. Brand was called Anny and is new discovery for me. I bought one nail polish that had meaningful name – Must Have. :w00t:

Anny: Must Have

Anny_Must_HaveBase is brown, but the violet shimmer makes it look perfect … truly “Must Have” if your fan of this kind of color (like I am). Characteristics are average when it comes to coverage, staying powers, drying time … You get 15ml/0,50Fl.oz of nail polish in square bottle for 9,50 EUR.

Anny_Must_Have_two-coats

Anny_Must_Have

Photos were take in strong afternoon sunlight. I used 2 coats. I already have one very similar nail polish – Alessandro Hypnotic.

Alessandro Hypnotic
Alessandro Hypnotic

Sunny April 1st started in completely different way though. We woke up to snowy morning. Blooming nature and our blossoming fruit trees were not happy. But, that is the natures way and we’re helpless against it.

Pomlad_Sneg

Pomlad_Sneg

Pomlad_Sneg This year winter was really weird – we had almost no snowfall.

Hope you like Must Have nail polish. And I had to write about spring snow … I can’t get out of my skin. :silly:

Have a lovely day, dear readers. :wave:V Limoniju sem opazila polno stojalo meni neznanih lakov za nohte znamke Anny. Eden je bil lepši od drugega. Kupila sem enega s pomenljivim imenom Must Have. :w00t:

Anny: Must Have

Anny_Must_HaveLak je v osnovi rjave barve, vijoličen šimer ga naredi popolnega; resnično “Must Have”, če so vam taki odtenki všeč, tako kot meni. Lastnosti laka so povprečne, kar se tiče prekrivnosti, obstojnosti in hitrosti sušenja. V steklenički kvadratne oblike je 15ml/0,50Fl.oz vsebine za 9,50€.

Anny_Must_Have_two-coats

Anny_Must_Have

Na vseh fotografijah, ki sem jih posnela na močnem popoldanskem soncu, sta po dve plasti laka. Doma že imam zelo podoben odtenek Alessandro Hypnotic.

Alessandro Hypnotic
Alessandro Hypnotic

Sončen prvoaprilski popoldan se je začel povsem drugače. Zbudili smo se v zasneženo jutro. Prebujajoča narava in cvetoče sadno drevje ga nista bila vesela. Ampak… to je narava, proti njej smo nemočni in ne meni se za naše želje. Zato vedno z velikim spoštovanjem govorim o Naravi.

Pomlad_Sneg

Pomlad_Sneg

Pomlad_Sneg Letošnja zima je bila s snegom pri nas več kot skromna, snega smo imeli le za vzorec. :yes:

Naj na koncu še omenim, da sem v Limoniju vnovčila 20% popust za 50 Petrolovih točk, ki veljajo ob nakupu izdelka po izbiri do 15. maja 2012. No, kupila sem še nekaj izdelkov, o katerih bom pisala ob drugi priložnosti.

Upam, da vam je današnji Must Have lak všeč. O pomladnem snegu sem morala pisati, ne morem iz svoje kože.

Lep in prijeten dan vam želim, drage bralke. :wave:

Categories
Brown and bronze Comparisons Creme Green Swatches/Bottles

Swatches: MeMeMe – Proud and DistinctiveSwatch-i: MeMeMe – Proud in Distinctive

I first came across the MeMeMe brand when I was in the UK and saw it in a drugstore. I’ve never heard of it before. The display was nice, the prices something in between. Not cheap but not very expensive either. I only bought two nail polishes.

First one is called Proud and is a dark olive green with strong yellow undertones. As you can see from the photo below it dries darker on the nails.

Swatch: MeMeMe - Proud
MeMeMe - Proud (2 coats)

The second one is called Distinctive and it’s a light beige with a slight green tint to it. I guess I could label this one as a khaki color.

Swatch: MeMeMe - Distinctive
MeMeMe - Distinctive (2 coats)

Both shades are a bit unusual and that’s why I bought them in the first place. Below is a bottle comparison photo so you get the idea how unusual these two are.

Comparison: Kiko - 348, 349 vs. H&M - Hunt Me Down vs. MeMeMe - Distinctive, Proud
Comparison: Kiko - 348, 349 vs. H&M - Hunt Me Down vs. MeMeMe - Distinctive, Proud

The application was nice. No problems. The only thing I don’t like about these polishes is the brush, which is HUGE and that’s why it’s a bit hard to control it. Other than that, I like the two MeMeMe polishes that I have very much.

Comparison: MeMeMe vs. Catrice brush
Comparison: MeMeMe vs. Catrice brush

As I said before, the brand is new to me and now that it’s also available in Slovenia I’m tempted to try some of their other products as well. Especially the highlighters and blushes.

Are you familiar with the MeMeMe brand? Have you tried any of their products yet? Do you have any recommendations for me what to try next?

Prvič sem se z znamko MeMeMe srečala v Angliji. Pred tem še nikoli nisem slišala za njih. Stojalo je bilo luštno, cene nekje vmes. Ne zelo poceni, prav tako pa ne zelo drago. Kupila sem sa dva laka za nohte.

Prvemu je ime Proud in je temno olivno zelen z močnim rumenim podtonom. Kot lahko vidite na fotografiji spodaj, je na nohtih precej temnejši kot v steklenički.

Swatch: MeMeMe - Proud
MeMeMe - Proud (2 coats)

Drugemu je ime Distinctive in je svetle bež barve z rahlim zelenkastim pridihom. Verjetno bi mu lahko rekla, da je kaki barve.

Swatch: MeMeMe - Distinctive
MeMeMe - Distinctive (2 coats)

Obe barvi sta nekaj posebnega in ravno zaradi tega sem ju kupila. Sledi primerjava nekaterih stekleničk lakov, da si lahko predstavljate, za kako zelo posebna odtenka gre.

Comparison: Kiko - 348, 349 vs. H&M - Hunt Me Down vs. MeMeMe - Distinctive, Proud
Comparison: Kiko - 348, 349 vs. H&M - Hunt Me Down vs. MeMeMe - Distinctive, Proud

Nanos je bil enostaven. Brez težav. Edina stvar pri teh lakih, ki me res moti, je čopič, ki je gromozanski in težko obvladljiv. Sicer sta mi laka zelo všeč.

Comparison: MeMeMe vs. Catrice brush
Comparison: MeMeMe vs. Catrice brush

Kot sem že omenila, je znamka meni nepoznana oziroma novo odkritje. Zdaj pa so nekateri izdelki na voljo tudi v Sloveniji v Moji Drogeriji in mika me, da bi preizkusila še kakšen njihov izdelek. Recimo osvetljevalci in rdečila za lička me zelo mikajo.

Vam je znamka MeMeMe poznana? Ste morda že prizkusili kak njihov izdelek? Imate morda kakšna priporočila zame, kaj naj naslednje preizkusim oz. kaj je vredno preizkusiti?

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Brown and bronze Glitter Other Shimmer

Birthday GirlBirthday Girl

Yesterday was THE day. Another decade for me. :party: :happy: :nervous: :biggrin: I think that the smiles explain how I feel about THE day.

On Saturday I celebrated with my family. We had a fantastic time. Only one person was missing.

THE cake! My mother’s creation …

Birthday cake
Birthday cake

Be afraid, I’m killing the cake! :scared:

Birthday Girl & the cake
Birthday Girl & the cake

Yesterday my dear friend came with her son. Thank you, my dear friend! :ahug:

With fall and all chestnuts and young wine are a must. Yummy!

Chestnuts and young wine
Chestnuts and young wine

Birthday manicure … the most beautiful holographic glitter! :drool:

Catrice - Yes, You Tan! (Bohemia LE; 1 coat) + Color Club - Magic Attraction (2 coats)
Catrice - Yes, You Tan! (Bohemia LE; 1 coat) + Color Club - Magic Attraction (2 coats)

Birthday make up look No. 1 – simple and nude with a touch of color.

Birthday Girl Make up Look No. 1
Birthday Girl Make up Look No. 1

Birthday Girl Make up Look No. 1
Birthday Girl Make up Look No. 1

Birthday make up look No. 2 – blue, purple, dramatic!

Birthday Girl Make up Look No. 2
Birthday Girl Make up Look No. 2

Birthday Girl Make up Look No. 2
Birthday Girl Make up Look No. 2
Birthday Girl Make up Look No. 2
Birthday Girl Make up Look No. 2

Birthday present for the Birthday Girl. :wub: :drop:

Birthday present
Birthday present

Birthday Girl

Present from me to myself.

Real Techniques brushes
Real Techniques brushes

Present from my sweetheart is still on it’s way. I can’t wait to get it!

That’s it. It’s over and I’m happy! Moving on …

Včeraj je bil “THE day”. Naslednje desetletje zame. :party: :happy: :nervous: :biggrin: Mislim, da smajliji povedo, kako se počutim.

V soboto sem praznovala v krogu družine. Imeli smo se fantastično. Manjkala je ena oseba. Komaj čakam, da pride domov.

Torta! Mamina kreacija …

Birthday cake
Birthday cake

Pazite se! Kolinim torto! :scared:

Birthday Girl & the cake
Birthday Girl & the cake

Včeraj me je obiskala super prijateljica s svojim sinčkom. Hvala, žabica! :ahug:

Kot se za jesen spodobi, ne smejo manjkati kostanji in mošt. Njamsi!

Chestnuts and young wine
Chestnuts and young wine

Rojstnodnevna manikura … najlepše holografske bleščice ever! :drool:

Catrice - Yes, You Tan! (Bohemia LE; 1 coat) + Color Club - Magic Attraction (2 coats)
Catrice - Yes, You Tan! (Bohemia LE; 1 coat) + Color Club - Magic Attraction (2 coats)

Rojstnodnevni make up look Št. 1 – enostavno, kožno s kančkom barve.

Birthday Girl Make up Look No. 1
Birthday Girl Make up Look No. 1

Birthday Girl Make up Look No. 1
Birthday Girl Make up Look No. 1

Rojstnodnevni make up look Št. 2 – modro, vijolično, dramatično!

Birthday Girl Make up Look No. 2
Birthday Girl Make up Look No. 2

Birthday Girl Make up Look No. 2
Birthday Girl Make up Look No. 2
Birthday Girl Make up Look No. 2
Birthday Girl Make up Look No. 2

Rojstnodnevno darilo za Birthday Girl. :wub: :drop:

Birthday present
Birthday present

Birthday Girl

Darilo zame od mene. :biggrin:

Real Techniques brushes
Real Techniques brushes

Darilo od mojega dragega pa je še na poti. Komaj čakam, da ga dobim!!!

To je to. Bilo je lepo, zdaj je mimo in vesela sem, da je tako. Gremo naprej …

Categories
Brown and bronze Green Orange and coral Shimmer

Review and swatches: Essence NATventURista TEOpis in ocena: Essence NATventURista TE

I know, I know – I’m the slowest swatcher alive. :blush: Parokeets ladies were really lucky last week. I managed to see full Urban Messages stand and Maestra got to see Essence NATventURista TE … and she kindly bought me all the polishes. :rose:

I was really looking forward to NATventURista collection in soft and natural tones. If I wasn’t saving for other Catrice and Essence goodies I would buy both eyeliners too, but as situation it as it is I chose only nail polishes.

Essence NATventURista nail polishes

Essence Barefoot Through The Moss is one of the most wearable nail polishes I have ever seen. Gray-green base with lots of silverish shimmer that turns multicolored in the sun. 2 thicker coats were enough for full coverage. As usually I added top coat.

Essence NATventURista TE - Barefoot Through The Moss swatch
Essence NATventURista TE - Barefoot Through The Moss

Essence Mother Earth Is Watching You is another subtle but pretty shade. Color? Brownish base with silver shimmer. More light you have, cooler brown you see as shimmer comes to the front.
2 coats + top coat.

Essence NATventURista TE - Mother Earth Is Watching You swatch
Essence NATventURista TE - Mother Earth Is Watching You

Essence Chirp,Chirp! is the shade I either love or hate on me … it all depends on the lighting. :silly: They packed lots of duochrome shimmer dust in very light beige base. In all the situations except in the sun, shimmer has lovely purple color. But the moment the sun shines directly on it, shimmer turns yellow-green … and I’m apparently not beige-green combo gal. You can still see visible nail line after 2 thicker coats, but look is fresh and clean so VNL did not bother me. You do not want to know how many hours went into photographing this shade. :shock:

Essence NATventURista TE - Chirp, Chirp! swatch
Essence NATventURista TE - Chirp, Chirp!

Essence You’re MY Dragonfly, Sugar! needed 3 coats to look tasteful on me. You can still see visible nail line, but it is not very pronounced. Color is nothing special really – nude toned peachy shade, but it makes my hands look very pretty. Tiny glitter (glass flakes?) makes this polish look sort of dewy … most of the time anyway.

Essence NATventURista TE - You're My Dragonfly, Sugar! swatch
Essence NATventURista TE - You're My Dragonfly, Sugar!

Price: 1,79 EUR (2.5 USD) for 8ml (0.27 fl.oz.).

I don’t really have a favorite from NATventURista trend edition. I would be sad if I missed any of four shades.
Which shade do you find most useful and would wear the most?

UPDATE: Video of shimmer in Essence NATventURista TE nail polishes.Parokeetke smo prejšnji teden imele kar 2x srečo. Jaz sem imela priložnost stati pred polnim Urban Messages stojalom, medtem ko je Maestro pričakalo Essence NATventURista TE stojalo. In ker je naša Maestra prijazna dušica, mi je vzela vse štiri lake. :rose:

NATventURiste sem se že nekaj časa zelo veselila. Nežni in zemeljski toni so me kar vabili k nakupu. Če ne bi varčevala za druge Catrice in Essence dobrote, bi si zagotovo omislila vsaj še eyelinerja.

Essence NATventURista nail polishes

Essence Barefoot Through The Moss je eden najbolj nosljivih zelenih odtenkov kar sem jih kdaj videla. Sivo-zelena baza je nabita s srebrnkastim šimrom, ki na soncu pokaže svojo večbarvno lepoto. 2 debelejša sloja sta dovolj, da prekrijeta vidno linijo.

Essence NATventURista TE - Barefoot Through The Moss swatch
Essence NATventURista TE - Barefoot Through The Moss

Essence Mother Earth Is Watching You je še en subtilen, a lep odtenek. Barva? Rjavkasta baza s srebnim šimrom. Več svetlobe pade na odtenek, bolj hladno rjavo barvo dobite.
2 plasti + nadlak.

Essence NATventURista TE - Mother Earth Is Watching You swatch
Essence NATventURista TE - Mother Earth Is Watching You

Essence Chirp,Chirp! istočasno obožujem in sovražim na meni … odvisno od tipa svetlobe. :silly: V svetlo bež osnovo so nasuli veliko šimra v prahu, ki pa je duochrome. V skoraj vseh situacijah je šimer vijola barve, ki daje laku vilinski videz. Ko pa lak obsije direktna sončna svetloba, se šimer obarva v rumeno-zeleno. In očitno nisem ljubiteljica bež-zelene kombinacije. Po dveh debelejših plasteh je linija nohta še vedno vidna, vendar je sam izgled zelo svež, tako da me to niti ne moti. Ne sprašujte, koliko ur sem porabila, da sem vam lahko predstavila kolikor toliko realen swatch. :shock:

Essence NATventURista TE - Chirp, Chirp! swatch
Essence NATventURista TE - Chirp, Chirp!

Essence You’re MY Dragonfly, Sugar! v dveh plasteh na meni ne izgleda lepo. Tretja plast pa čisto spremeni videz in prav polepša moje roke … še vedno pa ni odtenek čisto prekriven. Barva v bistvu ni nič posebnega – kožno-mareličen odtenek z drobnimi bleščicami, vendar mi je ton očitno pisan na kožo. Ne škodi pa niti, da bleščice pričarajo videz drobnih kapljic.

Essence NATventURista TE - You're My Dragonfly, Sugar! swatch
Essence NATventURista TE - You're My Dragonfly, Sugar!

Cena: 1,79 EUR za 8ml.

V bistvu sploh nimam favorita iz NATventURista trend edicije. Če bi ostala brez kateregakoli izmed štirih odtenkov, bi bila žalostna.
Kateri odtenek se vam zdi najbolj uporaben in bi ga najbolj uporabljale?

UPDATE: Video šimra v Essence NATventURista lakih za nohte.

Categories
Blue Brown and bronze Limited Edition

Review and swatches: Alessandro Born To Be Wild LEOpis in ocena: Alessandro Born To Be Wild LE

I received two Alessandro Born To Be Wild minis at the same time I got the news that I had exam in few days. :scared: I guess I don’t have to tell you that I dropped everything and studied, studied, studied … Keep your fingers crossed that I passed. :nervous:

It was really relaxing to put my mind in off position and play with Alessandro Sweet Poison and Wild Angel. :nails:

Alessandro Born To Be Wild LE parokeets
Alessandro Born To Be Wild LE

Alessandro Sweet Poison is unfortunately not as greenish as it looked like in promo photos. It is darker blue shade on the grayish side with slightly green undertone. What I absolutely loved about this polish is its easy to apply one coater formula. :thumb:
I used two coats + top coat.

Alessandro Born To Be Wild LE - Sweet Poison swatch
Alessandro Born To Be Wild LE - Sweet Poison

This shade reminded me of Stone Washed shade from Denim Wanted LE. Even though they’re not dupes, they are close relatives. But my camera simply ignores different hues of blue polishes, so swatch comparison  is pointless when I don’t have an hour to correct the photo with photo editing software. :angry: Sweet Poison is lighter shade and has greenish undertone. Maybe you can spot the difference in bottle comparison photos (good imagination recommended). I simply love the fact that new Alessandro minis now have the same bottles as their bigger siblings. :love:

Comparison: Alessandro Sweet Poison vs. Stone Washed
Comparison: Alessandro Sweet Poison vs. Stone Washed

Alessandro Wild Angel has beige base and lots of yellowish green tiny flakies (with few copper ones thrown in the mix). It can be used by itself, but you’ll need 3 coats to make it look like this …

Alessandro Born To Be Wild LE - Wild Angel swatch (shade)
Alessandro Born To Be Wild LE - Wild Angel (shade)
Alessandro Born To Be Wild LE - Wild Angel swatch by Parokeets
Alessandro Born To Be Wild LE - Wild Angel (lightbox)

But look at the flakies. :w00t:

Alessandro Born To Be Wild LE - Wild Angel detail
Alessandro Born To Be Wild LE - Wild Angel detail

I prefer this polish layered over more opaque base. I experimented a little bit and used as a base: Sunshine Reggae, Spacey Grey and Sweet Poison.

Alessandro Wild Angel over Sunshine Reggae, Spacey Grey and Sweet Poison
Alessandro Wild Angel over Sunshine Reggae, Spacey Grey and Sweet Poison

I like the combos with lighter polishes more, as I find Wild Angel still to opaque to layer over the darker colors.

Price: 4,95 EUR (7 USD) for 5ml (0,18 fl.oz.).

Do you have any of the other shades from Alessandro Born To Be Wild LE? Are there more one coaters hiding in there?

*Polishes were sent to me for review purposes.Istočasno sem prejela Alessandro Born To Be Wild minija in novico, da imam čez nekaj dni izpit. :scared: Si lahko mislite, da sem vse odrinila na stranski tir in se piflala, piflala in še enkrat piflala. Držite pesti, da sem uspešno opravila izpit. :nervous:

Po nekaj dneh neprestanega stresa, je bilo prav prijetno odklopiti možgane in se poigrati z Alessandro Sweet Poison in Wild Angel lakcema. :nails:

Alessandro Born To Be Wild LE parokeets
Alessandro Born To Be Wild LE

Alessandro Sweet Poison na žalost nima tako izrazitega zelenega tona kot na promo fotografijah. Gre za temnejši moder odtenek s sivkastim podtonom ter dodane nekaj malega zelene barve. Ima pa lak prekrasno formulo – maže se kot puterček in popolnoma prekrije z že eno plastjo. :thumb:
Uporabila sem 2 plasti + nadlak.

Alessandro Born To Be Wild LE - Sweet Poison swatch
Alessandro Born To Be Wild LE - Sweet Poison

Sweet Poison me je spomnil na Stone Washed odtenek iz Denim Wanted LE. Čeprav ne gre za identična odtenka, sta bližnja sorodnika. Na žalost moj fotoaparat ne zazna preveč dobro različnih modrih odtenkov, tako da so swatchi nesmiselni, če nimam ravno ekstra ure prostega časa, da obdelam fotografije s programom za obdelavo fotografij.  :hmm: Sweet Poison je svetlejši in ima zelen podton. Če imate dobro domišljijo, lahko vidite razliko na spodnji fotografiji. :biggrin: Sem pa čisto navdušena nad dejstvom, da imajo miniji sedaj enako embalažo kot njihovi veliki bratci. :love:

Comparison: Alessandro Sweet Poison vs. Stone Washed
Comparison: Alessandro Sweet Poison vs. Stone Washed

Alessandro Wild Angel ima bežkasto osnovo in veliko drobcenih rumenkasto zelenkastih krpic (tudi kakšna bakrena se najde). Gre za precej prosojen lak, tako da so potrebne tri plasti, da dobite tole …

Alessandro Born To Be Wild LE - Wild Angel swatch (shade)
Alessandro Born To Be Wild LE - Wild Angel (shade)
Alessandro Born To Be Wild LE - Wild Angel swatch by Parokeets
Alessandro Born To Be Wild LE - Wild Angel (lightbox)

Krpiceeee. :w00t:

Alessandro Born To Be Wild LE - Wild Angel detail
Alessandro Born To Be Wild LE - Wild Angel detail

Mi je pa Wild Angel načeloma bolj všeč slojen čez bolj prekrivne lake. Za bazo sem uporabila: Sunshine Reggae, Spacey Grey in Sweet Poison.

Alessandro Wild Angel over Sunshine Reggae, Spacey Grey and Sweet Poison
Alessandro Wild Angel over Sunshine Reggae, Spacey Grey and Sweet Poison

Osebno so mi boljše kombinacije s svetlejšo bazo, ker je Wild Angel preveč prekriven, da bi efekt lepo izpadel na temnejši barvi (ni enakomeren videz).

Cena: 4,95 EUR za 5ml.

Imate katerega izmed minijev iz Alessandro Born To Be Wild LE? Se skriva še kakšen zelo prekriven odtenek v kolekciji?

*Izdelke sem dobila v oceno.