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Creme

Look by Bipa Petrol nail polishLook by Bipa Petrol lak za nohte

I bought Look by Bipa Petrol nail polish quite a while ago in Austria and even wore it couple of times, but somehow swatch got lost in the archives folder. :angel:

Look By Bipa - Petrol
Look By Bipa – Petrol

Color I love – teal chameleon that goes from lighter to darker shade and from more green to more blue specter. :love: Formula I was not so crazy about. It’s pretty sheer/watery one so I needed either 3 thiner layers or 2 thicker ones for opaque application.
You already met Bipa Petrol nail polish long, long time ago. It served as a base for China Glaze Fault Line crackle nail polish.

Look by Bipa Petrol nail polish
Look by Bipa Petrol nail polish swatch

China Glaze: Crackle Glaze - Fault Line over Bipa Nail Quickie - Petrol by Parokeets
China Glaze: Crackle Glaze – Fault Line

Are all of their formulas watery or did I just happen to stumble upon such a Look By Bipa shade?Look by Bipa Petrol lak za nohte sem že pred časom kupila v Avstriji, ga že nekajkrat uporabila, swatchi pa so bili ta čas skriti v mojem arhivu. :angel:

Look By Bipa - Petrol
Look By Bipa - Petrol

Barva mi je čisto pisana na kožo – pravi mali kameleonček (gre za 5ml stekleničko), ki spreminja tako barvi spekter (med zeleno in modro), kot tudi svetlost samega odtenka. :love: Formula mi pa ni bila preveč všeč – zelo je vodena/prosojna, tako da sem potrebovala ali 3 tanjše ali 2 debelejša sloja, da sem dobila OK prekrivnost.
Bipa Petrol lakec ste že videle na Parokeets blogu. Predstavil se vam je namreč kot baza China Glaze Fault Line laku.

Look by Bipa Petrol nail polish
Look by Bipa Petrol nail polish swatch
China Glaze: Crackle Glaze - Fault Line over Bipa Nail Quickie - Petrol by Parokeets
China Glaze: Crackle Glaze - Fault Line

Kakšni se vam zdijo Look By Bipa laki v povprečju? Sem samo imela to “srečo”, da sem zadela tisti edini prosojen odtenek ali pa so večinoma takšni?

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Blue Creme Green

Kiko Celeste 340 and Verde Primavera 343Kiko Celeste 340 in Verde Primavera 343

You chose Kiko 340 (Celeste) and 343 (Verde Primavera) for first two swatches from my last Kiko nail polish haul. Uuu – blue and green … I just knew you guys will pick something good. :silly:

Kiko Celeste 340 and Verde Primavera 343
Kiko Celeste 340 and Verde Primavera 343

Application wise both shades were non-problematic, easy to apply, worked well with fast drying top coat and Kiko 340 could possibly be used with one coater so it’s pretty pigmented. Both nail polishes have cream finish and were *bip* to capture on photo.

Kiko 343 is green shade but it’s more everything IRL – green, vibrant, glossier …
Kiko 340 is light blue shade with hint of green undertone … which I failed to capture. :roll:

Kiko Verde Primavera 343 nail polish
Kiko Verde Primavera 343 nail polish swatch
Kiko Celeste 340 nail polish
Kiko Celeste 340 nail polish swatch

I basically have no complaints. I know … that rarely happens. :silly:
I bought them on sale so I think I paid 2,5 EUR for each 11ml (0,37 fl.oz.) bottle.

EDIT: I forgot to add stamping mani so that one got her on post. V postu z novimi Kiko pridobitvami, sem odločitev o prvih dveh swatchih prepustila vam. Izbrale ste Kiko 340 (Celeste) in 343 (Verde Primavera) laka za nohte. Moja prva reakcija … uuu – moder in zelen lakec. :silly:

Kiko Celeste 340 and Verde Primavera 343
Kiko Celeste 340 and Verde Primavera 343

Oba laka se lepo nanašata, lepo sodelujeta s hitro sušečimi nadlaki, Kiko 340 je povrh vsega še dobro pigmentiran, tako da je potencialno za polno prekrivanje zadosti le ena plast (odvisno od debeline in spretnosti nanašanja). Oba imata krem finiš in sta izredno nefotogenična.

Kiko 343 je zelen odtenek, ki je v realnosti bolj: zelen, vibranten, lesketajoč …
Kiko 340 svetlo moder odtenek pa je začinjen z zelo rahlim zelenim podtonom, ki pa mi ga nikakor ni uspelo ujeti v objektiv. :roll:

Kiko Verde Primavera 343 nail polish
Kiko Verde Primavera 343 lak za nohte swatch
Kiko Celeste 340 nail polish
Kiko Celeste 340 lak za nohte swatch

V bistvu nimam pritožb … vem, ja – pri meni se to skoraj nikoli ne zgodi. :silly:
Kupila sem ju na znižanju, tako da je bila cena 2,5 EUR za 11ml stekleničko.

EDIT: Konadikura se mi je nekako izmuznila, tako da sem jo objavila v posebnem postu.

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Creme Purple

Deborah Purplish and Get The Nude LookDeborah Purplish in Get The Nude Look

New Deborah Pret A Porter 2012 mini nail polishes finally arrived in Slovenia. You may remember from last years collections that I loved Deborah mini nail polish collection – they have great colors, formula is OK … So it’s no wonder that I was really anxious to see 2012 shades.

This time Pret A Porter minis coincided with lots of other interesting editions, so I got only two. One nude and one purple shade.

Deborah Pret-A-Porter: Get The Nude Look (46), Purplish (66)
Deborah Pret-A-Porter: Get The Nude Look (46), Purplish (66)

I’m still searching for THE nude nail polish and gave a go to Deborah’s Get The Nude Look. I saw that undertone was not perfect, but I was hoping for at least passable result … no such luck. Formula was good and so was application but the color washes my hands out. Funny thing is that this polish varies between grayish cast to the yellowish one and neither looked good on me. :sigh:

Deborah Pret-A-Porter -  Get The Nude Look (46) nail polish
Deborah Pret-A-Porter - Get The Nude Look (46) nail polish swatch

Deborah Purplish is a “must have”. Rich purple shade filled with holographic glitter in different shapes. :love: Application was fine, decent coverage after 2 coats. I hope I managed to capture the essence of this nail polish in the photo, but it had to be little blurry to achieve that.

Deborah Pret-A-Porter - Purplish (66) nail polish
Deborah Pret-A-Porter - Purplish (66) nail polish swatch

Price: 2,40 EUR for 4,5ml.

Which of the 25 new shades is a must have for you? I would like to get few more, but am overwhelmed by all the new nail polishes surrounding me. :silly: Novi Deborah Pret A Porter 2012 laki za nohte so končno na voljo tudi pri nas. Že lani sem se navduševala novimi Deborah miniji – formula je dobra, barve krasne … tako da verjetno ni presenečenje, da sem komaj čakala, da pridejo k nam novi odtenki.

Tokrat je prihod Pret A Porter minijev sovpadel s kupom drugih zanimivih kolekcij, tako da sem kupila samo 2 odtenka.

Deborah Pret-A-Porter: Get The Nude Look (46), Purplish (66)
Deborah Pret-A-Porter: Get The Nude Look (46), Purplish (66)

Ker še vedno iščem popoln nude odtenek, je odšel z menoj Deborah’s Get The Nude Look. Jasno mi je sicer bilo, da podton ne bo perfekten, vendar sem upala na vsaj približno ujemanje s poltjo … a sem se motila. Formula je OK, nanos tudi, vendar mi odtenek spremeni roke v izprano mrtvaško bledo gmoto. Saj ne, da ima sivkast + občasno malo bolj rumenkast podton, vendar niti eden ne izgleda lepo na meni. :sigh:

Deborah Pret-A-Porter -  Get The Nude Look (46) nail polish
Deborah Pret-A-Porter - Get The Nude Look (46) lak za nohte

Deborah Purplish je po drugi strani pristal v kategoriji “nakup obvezen”. Globoka vijola baza z obilico holografskih bleščic, ki se nahajajo v različnih oblikah. :love: Nanos neproblematičen, v dveh plasteh skoraj polno prekriven … Recimo, da mi je na spodnji fotografiji uspelo ujeti vso lepoto odtenka, vendar je posledično swatch malo “zmigan”.

Deborah Pret-A-Porter - Purplish (66) nail polish
Deborah Pret-A-Porter - Purplish (66) lak za nohte

Cena: 2,40 EUR za 4,5ml laka.

Kateri izmed novih 25 odtenkov je vam najbolj všeč? Rada bi si omislila še vsaj nekaj odtenkov, vendar me množica novih lakov na tržišču že čisto bega. :silly:

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Black and gray Creme Eyeshadows Flakies Purple

Essence New In Town TE (swatches, review)Essence New In Town TE (opis, ocena)

Essence New In Town trend edition is preview of the upcoming products for this fall assortment change. I skipped mascaras, raspberry lip balm was sold out and other two did not look that interesting to me, so I bought both Stay All Day creme eyeshadows + I already had 3 Colour&Go nail polishes from this TE … we already have most of the new Colour&Go line.

Essence New In Town LE

In general I’m pretty satisfied with new Essence Colour&Go nail polishes. I like the brush, bottles are cute and nail polishes are not bad at all (remember the very first Colour&Go nail polishes … now those were really crappy). :thumb:

Essence Oh My Glitter! was the first one that I tried. Application was OK, also coverage but shrinkage with Poshe top coat was immediate and very visible. I’ll use different top coat next time I reach for this nail polish. Purple shade is more warm than cool … but Oh My Glitter! can go to the cool side also. I’m guessing it’s because it’s packaged with warmer and cooler shimmer/glitter. Removal was not super easy as Oh MY Glitter! does have lots of tiny flakes. 2 coats + top coat.

Essence New In Town LE: Oh My Glitter! nail polish
Essence New In Town LE: Oh My Glitter! nail polish swatch

Another nail polish with flakies inside is Essence Grey-t To Be Here. They loaded gray base with lots of tiny duochrome glitter and the final look is very pleasing to the eye. I did not expect glitter to be so prominent with these two shades so I didn’t add second layer of top coat to smooth out the surface … and as you can see I definitively should have done so. 2 coats + top coat.

Essence New In Town LE: Grey-t To Be Here nail polish
Essence New In Town LE: Grey-t To Be Here nail polish swatch

The last nail polish in Essence Ballerina’s Charm. This nail polish looks little bit darker on my nails than in bottle. If you look at this polish in daylight, the shade becomes lighter and cooler than in my swatch. Silver shimmer is not very noticeable but it does leave it’s mark. 2 coats + top coat.

Essence New In Town LE: Ballerina's Charm nail polish
Essence New In Town LE: Ballerina's Charm nail polish swatch

New Essence Stay All Day creme eyeshadows were warmly welcomed in my secondary primer stash. :biggrin: I loved both shades. For Fairies with it’s light pink shade and multitude of golden shimmer which turns eyeshadow in peachy pink shade and The Magic Must Go On with gorgeous purple base and shimmer. I used thicker layer for the swatch as I would on the eyelids … so the camera would pick up actual shades. When set with powder eyeshadow makeup lasts for 8+ hours (I removed it after that but there was still no creasing).

Essence Stay All Day - The Magic Must Go On, For Fairies
Essence Stay All Day - The Magic Must Go On, For Fairies swatch

Did any of you buy lip balms? How do you like them? They look way too frosty on the swatches. :think:Essence New In Town TE, ki jo sestavljajo proizvodi, ki bodo v jeseni na voljo v “redni” prodajo, je že pri nas.

Pripravi se za velemesto! London, Pariz, New York ali Tokio – razburljiva in izjemna mesta, ki ponujajo različnost v modnem in trendnem smislu! Essence trend kolekcija “new in town” popelje vse trendseterke in fashionistke v največje prestolnice sveta – kjer ustvarjalnost ne pozna meja in se rojevajo trendi jutrišnjega dne. Razburljivi izdelki v tej trend kolekciji Avgusta 2012 razširjajo živahen utrip velikih mest in ustvarjajo edinstven look! Nebotičniški stil ali trend iz sosedstva – življenje ima svoja pravila za prava mestna dekleta!

Preskočila sem maskare, rdečkast balzam je bil razprodan (ostala dva me nista pritegnila), Stay All Day kremni senčili sta nujno morali z menoj + 3 lake iz te kolekcije sem že predhodno kupila … novi Colour&Go laki so v Mullerjih že na voljo.

Essence New In Town LE

Za enkrat sem zadovoljna s prenovo Essence Colour&Go linije. Čopič je ravno prav širok za natančen nanos na mojih nohtih, stekleničke so srčkane, pa tudi formula ni slaba (se še spomnite “kvalitete” čisto prvih Colour&Go lakov?). :thumb:

Essence Oh My Glitter! je bil prvi na vrsti za testiranje. Nanos in prekrivnost sta bili OK, vendar pa je Poshe nadlak bil očitno slaba izbira, ker je vidno skrčil Oh My Glitter!. Vijoličen odtenek je večino časa tople barve, vendar pa ga verjetno šimer/bleščice občasno premami na hladno stran. Odstranjevanje zaradi mini krpic ni bilo enostavno … mogoče pa bo tukaj Peel off podlak prišel prav. :silly: 2 plasti + nadlak.

Essence New In Town LE: Oh My Glitter! nail polish
Essence New In Town LE: Oh My Glitter! lak za nohte - swatch

V kolekciji se nahaja še en lak z mini krpicami – Essence Grey-t To Be Here. Tokrat so pri Essence uporabili sivo bazo in veliko mini duochrome krpic, ki v kombinaciji pričarata bolj zadržan, a še vedno poseben odtenek. Nekako nisem pričakovala toliko bleščic v omenjenih lakih, tako da nisem dodala druge plasti nadlaka … očitno bi bila to skoraj nuja, ker je “groba” površina zelo vidna na fotografijah. 2 plasti + nadlak.

Essence New In Town LE: Grey-t To Be Here nail polish
Essence New In Town LE: Grey-t To Be Here lak za nohte - swatch

Zadnji lak, ki ga imam iz New In Town TE, je Essence Ballerina’s Charm. Na nohtih je barva malenkost temnejša kot v steklenički. V senci pa odtenek postane malo svetlejši in bolj hladen kot na swatchu. Srebrn šimer ni zelo opazen, vendar da laku globino. 2 plasti + nadlak.

Essence New In Town LE: Ballerina's Charm nail polish
Essence New In Town LE: Ballerina's Charm lak za nohte - swatch

Novu Essence Stay All Day kremni senčili sta bili zelo dobrodošli v moji zbirki sekundarnih baz. :biggrin: Oba odtenka sta se mi takoj priljubila. For Fairies z nežno roza barvo z zlatim šimrom kot The Magic Must Go On s krasno vijola bazo in šimrom. Za swatch sem uporabila debelejšo plast kot sem jo nanesla na veke … drugače fotoaparat ne ujame realne barve. Fiksirala sem ju s senčilom v kamnu/prahu in dobila 8+ ur obstojen makeup (po osmih urah sem odstranila MU, ki pa je še vedno izgledal zelo sveže in ni izginil v gubo).

Essence Stay All Day - The Magic Must Go On, For Fairies
Essence Stay All Day - The Magic Must Go On, For Fairies swatch

Ste mogoče kupila katerega izmed balzamov? So res tako frosty kot izgledajo na swatchih? :think:

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Creme Konad/Fauxnad Orange and coral Shimmer

L’Oreal Color Riche: Dating Coral and Rose Bagatelle nail polish swatchesL’Oreal Color Riche: Dating Coral in Rose Bagatelle laka za nohte

I can not say I was hugely impressed with L’Oreal Color Riche Rebel Blue nail polish, so I felt no urge to immediately try out rest of the polishes I bought from this line. But I did leave them on my desk, so next two finally ended up as my manicure for the day … or two. :silly:

L’Oreal Color Riche: Dating Coral and Rose Bagatelle nail polish
L’Oreal Color Riche: Dating Coral and Rose Bagatelle nail polish

In the end, I liked Dating Coral (no. 305) and Rose Bagatelle (no. 205) better than Rebel Blue … quality not color wise. Both were easy to apply and with thicker second coat were almost fully opaque + were quick to dry.

L’Oreal Color Riche Dating Coral is my favorite of the two just because I like the way this coral shade livens up my hands … and goes well with my favorite T-shirt. :biggrin: I was afraid that the tiny shimmer will cause steaks, but they’re hardly noticeable. :thumb:

L’Oreal Color Riche Dating Coral 305
L’Oreal Color Riche Dating Coral 305 swatch

L’Oreal Color Riche Rose Bagatelle is cute taupe-mauve shade great either for discreet manicures or as a base for nail art. I get easily bored by these kind of colors so I stamped over it with China Glaze Instant Chemistry and Bundle Monster 210 plate.

L’Oreal Color Riche Rose Bagatelle 205
L’Oreal Color Riche Rose Bagatelle 205 swatch (lightbox)

Konadicure: L'Oreal Rose Bagatelle + China Glaze Instant Chemistry + BM 210
Konadicure: L'Oreal Rose Bagatelle + China Glaze Instant Chemistry + BM 210

Now I have to go clean my “manicure” desk as it somehow got overcrowded with nail polishes and lots of junk … if I intend to find anything on it of course. :whistle: L’Oreal Color Riche Rebel Blue lak za nohte je sicer bil OK, vendar me ni nekaj pretirano navdušil. Posledično so ostali laki iz te linije morali nekaj časa počakati na svojih 5 minut. :silly:

L’Oreal Color Riche: Dating Coral and Rose Bagatelle nail polish
L’Oreal Color Riche: Dating Coral in Rose Bagatelle lak za nohte

Na koncu sta mi bila Dating Coral (št. 305) in Rose Bagatelle (št. 205) boljša … če govorim le o kvaliteti in ne barvni všečnosti. Oba sta se lepo nanašala, za skoraj popolno prekrivnost je zadoščala debelejša druga plast, manikura je bila hitro suha …

L’Oreal Color Riche Dating Coral je meni ljubši odtenek. Barva zelo lepo poživi roke, ne škodi pa niti, da gre krasno k moji najljubši majici. :biggrin: Malo me je sicer bilo strah, da bo mini perlast šimer povzročil zelo vidne poteze čopiča, ampak so bile te skoraj nevidne. :thumb:

L’Oreal Color Riche Dating Coral 305
L’Oreal Color Riche Dating Coral 305 swatch

L’Oreal Color Riche Rose Bagatelle je sicer lušten sivo-rjav slezen odtenek, vendar se sama hitro zasitim takih “nude” odtenkov, tako da sem ga izkoristila kot bazo za igranje s konadiranjem – China Glaze Instant Chemistry + Bundle Monster 210 šablona.

L’Oreal Color Riche Rose Bagatelle 205
L’Oreal Color Riche Rose Bagatelle 205 swatch (lightbox)

Konadicure: L'Oreal Rose Bagatelle + China Glaze Instant Chemistry + BM 210
Konadicure: L'Oreal Rose Bagatelle + China Glaze Instant Chemistry + BM 210

Zdaj je pa res že skrajni čas, da se lotim pospravljanja moje “manikurne” mizice … v kratkem času se je nabralo toliko lakov in en kup šare, da je že nemogoče najti karkoli na njej. :blush:

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Creme Gold and Yellow Konad/Fauxnad

Avon Lemon Sugar + stampingAvon Lemon Sugar lak + konadikura

Avon Lemon Sugar is very pale/pastel yellow nail polish. Application was not overly difficult so I guess it’s not totally typical pastel nail polish. :biggrin:

Avon Lemon Sugar nail polish bottle
Avon Lemon Sugar nail polish bottle

But it did behave in one regard like all pastel nail polishes do … it was *beep* to photograph. Looking at it through my lens, I would pronounce it neon. :silly: I used 2 coats and finished it off with fast drying top coat. Staying power was OK I guess, even though I had tip wear the next day. I personally like this shade of yellow … but have to warn you that almost all guys who saw me in the 2 days I wore this shade either commented about the “strange” nail polish or just stared at it. :haha:

Avon Lemon Sugar nail polish swatch
Avon Lemon Sugar nail polish swatch

I wonder how would they comment on my pretty much failed upgrade. :silly: I wanted to make gradient black to white stamping, but for some reason gradient is almost non existent. :think: But I went ahead and finished the mani as planed and added one layer of Alessandro Wild Angel.

Avon Lemon Sugar + Alessandro Wild Angel XL B
Avon Lemon Sugar + Essence Stamp Me + Alessandro Wild Angel XL B stamping

I’ll probably recreate this mani, but leave off the white stamping nail polish. I like the way Wild Angel sparkles over the black stripes.

*I received the nail polish for review from Avon Štajerska representativeAvon Lemon Sugar je zelo svetel/pastelno rumen lak za nohte. Nanos je bil brez večjih posebnosti, tako da ne spada med ekstremno kredaste predstavnike. :silly:

Avon Lemon Sugar nail polish bottle
Avon Lemon Sugar lak za nohte - steklenička

Na žalost pa se je izkazal za tipičnega pastela takoj, ko sem ga želal fotografirati. Če bi sodila po fotografijah narejenih pod umetno svetlobo, bi ga uvrstila med neon odtenke. :silly: Uporabila sem dve plasti + nadlak. Obstojnost je bila nekaj povprečnega, čeprav so bile nekatere konice že rahlo boge drugi dan po nanosu. Osebno mi je ta odtenek rumene zelo všeč … vas pa moram posvariti, da so me več kot dva dneva moški ali čudno gledali v nohte ali pa komentirali, da je odtenek nekam nenavaden. :haha:

Avon Lemon Sugar nail polish swatch
Avon Lemon Sugar lak za nohte (swatch)

Me zanima kakšni komentarji bi padli na precej neposrečeno nadgradnjo. :silly: Želela sem narediti vzorec s prehodom črne v belo, vendar se je gradient nekje izgubil. :think: A sem vseeno dokončala manikuro tako kot sem prvotno načrtovala in dodala še eno plast Alessandro Wild Angel laka.

Avon Lemon Sugar + Alessandro Wild Angel XL B
Avon Lemon Sugar + Essence Stamp Me + Alessandro Wild Angel XL B stamping

Verjetno bom v bližnji prihodnosti še enkrat naredila podobno manikuro, vendar z drugim vzorcem in samo črnim lakom za konadiranje. Še najbolj mi je bilo všeč ravno lesketanje Wild Angel čez črno-rumeno osnovo.

*izdelek sem prejela v oceno od Avon Štajerska predstavnice za Avon

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Blue Comparisons Creme p2

Comparison: Essence Grumpy vs. p2 GiganticPrimerjava: Essence Grumpy vs. p2 Gigantic

Irena requested a p2 Gigantic (no. 191) and Essence Grumpy comparison. I made super quick comparison to show you the difference between the 2 nail polishes … even-though they’re similar color-wise.

Essence Grumpy vs. p2 Gigantic comparison
Essence Grumpy vs. p2 Gigantic comparison

If you’re deciding between these two nail polishes, then Essence Grumpy would be my favorite as it has deeper blue color and better coverage. But as Gigantic is not sold anymore (and you already have it), then go out and buy Grumpy only if you’re nail polish freak like me. :silly:
I used 2 coats and took photo in the sun so you can see the difference in coverage.

Essence Grumpy vs. p2 Gigantic comparison (swatch)
Essence Grumpy vs. p2 Gigantic comparison (swatch)

Let’s hear it – how many of you would buy Grumpy even if you already had Gigantic? Polish-holics – raise your hands. :biggrin: Irena je prosila za primerjavo med p2 Gigantic (št. 191) in Essence Grumpy odtenkoma. Naredila sem hitro primerjavo na prozornem ovalu, ki še najbolje izpostavi glavno razliko.

Essence Grumpy vs. p2 Gigantic comparison
Essence Grumpy vs. p2 Gigantic primerjava

Če izbirate med lakoma, potem je Essence Grumpy po mojem mnenju boljša izbira, ker ima globljo modro barvo in boljšo prekrivnost. Ampak glede na to, da Gigantic odtenek ni več na prodaj (torej ga verjetno že imate v lasti), svetujem nakup Grumpyja samo, če ste lakoholičarka. :silly:
Uporabila sem dve plasti in fotografirala na soncu.

Essence Grumpy vs. p2 Gigantic comparison (swatch)
Essence Grumpy vs. p2 Gigantic comparison (swatch)

Da vidimo koliko lakoholičark je med nami – dvignite roko vse, ki bi vseeno kupile tudi Grumpyja. :wave: