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Eyeliners

Video tutorial: How to line the lower lash line with an eye pencilVideo vodič: Kako uporabiti svinčnik za oči pod linijo spodnjih trepalnic

We’ve talked a lot about eye pencils lately. My initial idea was just to show you swatches and write my thoughts on the eye pencils that I like. Through the conversation with you all (in the comments) I thought it wouldn’t be a bad idea to record a quick tutorial on how I actually use my eye pencils.

I feel like I need to explain some things about the video.

First off you don’t need to apply an eyeshadow over the eye pencil. You can just smudge the eye pencil and you are done. I like to apply eyeshadow over it, because that prolongs the wear of the pencils. Depending on the color of the eyeshadow you use, you can create new colors etc. The possibilities are endless!

The eye pencil I’m using the video is smudge proof, which means that it’s quite hard to smudge it. But it’s an amazing eye pencil and the color is just gorgeous, don’t you think? (I’ll write more about Artdeco eye pencils in one of my next posts.)

I’d like to apologize for the spooky lighting in the video. Unfortunately that’s the best I can do right now. Either this or nothing. I thought it’s better at least something that nothing. What do you think?

To watch the video in the best quality please choose the HD version. Thank you!

And thanks for subscribing to my you tube channel! :rose:

I hope this video was helpful to at least some of you.

Zadnje čase smo kar precej govorili o svinčnikih za oči. Moja osnovna ideja je bila, da vam pokažem svinčnike, ki so mi všeč, in o njih tudi kaj napišem. Skozi pogovor z vami (v komentarjih) pa sem pomislila, da morda ne bi bilo slabo posneti kakšnen kratek tutorial, kako jaz nanašam svinčnike za oči.

Zdi se mi, da moram nekaj stvari pojasniti o videu.

Najprej … čez svinčnik ni potrebno nanesti senčila. Svinčnik lahko samo zabrišete in ste zaključili. Sama rada čezenj nanesem še senčilo, ker s tem podaljšam obstojnost. Odvisno od barve izbranega senčila, pa lahko ustvarite nove zanimive odtenke ipd. Možnosti je neskončno!

V videu uporabljam svinčnik, ki je odporen na drgnjenje, kar pomeni, da ga je izredno težko zabrisati. Je pa krasen svinčnik in barva je neverjetno lepa, se vam ne zdi? (O Artdeco svinčnikih bom nekaj več napisala v enem od mojih naslednjih prispevkov.)

Rada bi se opravičila za čudaško osvetlitev v videu. Žal je to najbolje, kar lahko v tem trenutku naredim. Ali to ali pa nič. Mislila sem si, da je bolje vsaj nekaj kot pa nič. Kaj pa menite vi?

Če bi si radi video ogledali v najboljši kvaliteti, prosim, kliknite na HD verzijo. Hvala!

Prav tako hvala vsem, ki se boste (ali ste se že) naročili na moj you tube kanal! :rose:

Upam, da je bil video uporaben vsaj komu izmed vas.

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Eyeshadows Hauls, stash, RAOK Lipgloss

New acquisitions: NYX, Sleek and MineralissimaNove pridobitve: NYX, Sleek in Mineralissima

I’m excited! Look what I got today!

New acquisitions: NYX, Sleek - Pout Paint, Mineralissima
New acquisitions: NYX, Sleek - Pout Paint, Mineralissima

I took advantage of a coupon code for 15% discount on entire order in an Slovenian online store and ordered the NYX palettes and my favourite Mineralissima ful size eyeshadows. I got Sleek Pout Paints for review purposes. I’m so excited to play with them and compare them to the OCC Lip Tars. You can expect an extensive review some time in the future.

Jej, čisto sem navdušena! Poglejte, kaj je poštar danes prinesel!

New acquisitions: NYX, Sleek - Pout Paint, Mineralissima
New acquisitions: NYX, Sleek - Pout Paint, Mineralissima

Izkoristila sem priložnost in uporabila rojstnodnevni kupon v spletni trgovini Moja Drogerija. Kupon mi je prinesel 15% popusta na celoten nakup. Naročila sem dve NYX paleti in moje najljubše Mineralissima senčilo v polni velikosti. Sleek Pout Paint-e sem dobila v oceno. Komaj čakam, da se konkretno poigram z njimi in jih primerjam z OCC Lip Tar-i. V prihodnje lahko pričakujete obsežen prispevek na to temo. ;)

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Blue Purple Red

NYX: Woman, Ink Heart, Purple Noir nail polishesNYX: Woman, Ink Heart, Purple Noir laki za nohte

I don’t have many NYX polishes, but like those that I tried out. So when I was asked if I wished to review couple of them I said – yes, please. :biggrin: I chose three shades: Woman (131), Ink Heart (103) and Purple Noir (129). I think rainy weather is getting to me – I chose red and two darker shades … no bright shade in the bunch. :roll:

NYX Girls: Woman, Ink Heart, Purple Noir
NYX Girls: Woman, Ink Heart, Purple Noir

I loved NYX Girls Woman nail polish. Just dark enough red base to show off the multicolored glitter this polish is packed with. It’s been a while since I was fascinated with polish as I was with this one. This shade simply looks alive in the sunshine. :stars:

My camera had hard time dealing with sparkling of Woman … all of the nail photos look slightly blurred. So I made collage of lightbox, sun and bottle (detail) photo. Unfortunately my Essence Nail Art Protecting Base Coat failed to protect me from staining. :hmm:  Have to try different base polish next time.

NYX Girls - Woman swatch by Parokeets
NYX Girls - Woman

I must admit that while the other two shades are lovely, I was to much under the influence of Woman to appreciate their beauty. :blush:

NYX Girls Ink Heart is dark blue creme shade. Not as electric blue as most of my blue polishes, but more subtle/grayish toned blue that will be good base polish for konadicures, layering … I wish the weather was better, so I could show you this pretty blue color in daylight setting.

NYX Girls - Ink Heart swatch by Parokeets
NYX Girls - Ink Heart (lightbox)

NYX Girls Puple Noir is very dark purple shade. Shimmer is very interesting mix of blue, red, goldish particles, but it doesn’t show up that well on the nails. This polish looks vampy on me most of the time … except in the sunlight of course.

NYX Girls - Purple Noir swatch by Parokeets
NYX Girls - Purple Noir (lightbox)

All of the shades applied well and had good coverage. I used 2 coats and top coat in all the swatches. Smell was little bit unpleasant to me – it reminded me of couple of new OPI and China Glaze polishes. And I found the hard way that they do not play well with my version of Essie Good To Go top coat. INM OutTheDoor and Ciate Speed Coat worked well though.

Price for 12 ml (0.43 oz.) – 3,12 EUR (4.5 USD).

Did you try out NYX Girls Woman? How was it with the staining?

*Products were sent to me for review.Nimam veliko NYX lakov, vendar so mi bili do sedaj všeč še vsi, ki sem jih preizkusila. Tako da ni ravno presenetljivo, da sem z veseljem sprejela ponudbo, da testiram nekaj odtenkov. Izbrala sem: Woman (131), Ink Heart (103) in Purple Noir (129). Mislim, da deževno vreme slabo vpliva name – izbrala sem namreč precej temne odtenke … niti eden živahen odtenek me ni pritegnil. :roll:

NYX Girls: Woman, Ink Heart, Purple Noir
NYX Girls: Woman, Ink Heart, Purple Noir

NYX Girls Woman je bila ljubezen na prvi pogled. V ravno prav temno rdečo osnovo so dodali ogromno večbarvnih mikro bleščic. Ne spomnim se kdaj sem bila nazadnje tako očarana nad lakom za nohte. Odtenek na soncu preprosto oživi. :stars:

Moj fotoaparat je imel težave pri fotografiranju Woman laka – vse fotografij laka na nohtih so namreč malo zmigane. Zato sem naredila kolaž swatcha v lightboxu, na soncu ter stekleničke (detajl).  Na žalost pa moj podlak (Essence Nail Art Protecting Base Coat) ni bil bil dobra izbira, tako da sem imela popolnoma zabarvane nohte. :hmm: Naslednjič bom morala uporabiti drug podlak.

NYX Girls - Woman swatch by Parokeets
NYX Girls - Woman

Moram pa priznati, da sta bila preostala dva odtenka potisnjena v ozadje. Čeprav sta lepa, sem bila preveč pod vtisom Woman, da bi ju res cenila. :blush:

NYX Girls Ink Heart je temno moder krem odtenek. Ni tako električno moder kot večina mojih modrih lakov, temveč gre za bolj subtilen odtenek s sivkastim podtonom. Že vidim, da bo tole krasna podlaga za konadikure, slojenje … Škoda, da imamo tako spremenljivo vreme in mi ga ni uspelo slikati v dnevni svetlobi, kjer pride modrina najbolj do izraza.

NYX Girls - Ink Heart swatch by Parokeets
NYX Girls - Ink Heart (lightbox)

NYX Girls Puple Noir je zelo temno vijoličen odtenek. Šimer je lepa mešanica modrih, rdečih in zlatih delcev, vendar pa nohtih ni zelo viden. Odtenek je večino časa tako temen, da bi ga uvrstila kar v vampy kategorijo.

NYX Girls - Purple Noir swatch by Parokeets
NYX Girls - Purple Noir (lightbox)

Vsi odtenki so se lepo nanašali in bili dobro prekrivni. Pri vseh swatchih sem uporabila 2 plasti + nadlak. Vonj mi ni bil najbolj všeč – malo me spominja na nekatere nove OPI in China Glaze odtenke. Zanimivo se mi je zdelo, da NYX laki ne sodelujejo najbolje z Essie Good To Go nadlakom, medtem ko INM OutTheDoor in Ciate Speed Coat nista imela težav posušiti manikure.

Pri nas lahko NYX lake kupite v spletni prodajalni Moja Drogerija, kjer stane 12ml steklenička 3,12 EUR. Novička za vse, ki imate vsaj 2 odtenka na WL: do 14.8.2011 poteka akcija – ob nakupu dveh lakov je tretji lak brezplačen. :thumb:

Je mogoče katera preizkusila NYX Girls Woman? Vam je zabarval nohte? Kateri podlak ste uporabile, da ste se izognile tej nadlogi?

*Izdelke sem dobila v oceno.

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Eyeshadows Swatches/Bottles

Review and swatches: NYX – The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen (5 Color Shadow)Opis in ocen: NYX – The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen (5 Color Shadow)

“Like a sunset blazing over a tropical beach, these collections each of five best-selling NYX eye shadow colors are undeniably dreamy. Each of the 10 different eye shadow palettes is inspired by an island getaway. Expect rich pigments, lasting payoff and jet-set glamour. “

NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen
NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen
NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen
NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen
Swatch: NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen
NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen
Swatch: NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen
NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen
Swatch: NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen
NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen
Swatch: NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen
NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen

I Dream Of St. Marteen is a nice make up palette by NYX. It contains five shades of brown eyeshadows. It’s all you need for nude/natural looking eyes, but you can also create darker looks with it. The eyeshadows are of nice quality. They are a bit on the hard side, but are still good. In the swatches above the eyeshadows are applied over the NYX eyeshadow base in 03 Skin Tone shade and they adhered nicely to it. The packaging is nice. Nothing special. Just practical with a big mirror inside. I think this palette is very nice for days when you don’t have time to do “proper” or “full” make up or you just don’t feel like wearing a lot of make up (or color) on your face. It’s also very practical to take it on short trips, where you don’t have space for a lot of make up products. I think it’s very handy and I am definitely going to use it a lot.

Next is s a make up created with the reviewed palette. Eyeshadows are applied over the NYX eyeshadows base, which I’ll review sometime in the future (I still have to test it properly).

Make up: NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen
Make up with NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen
Make up: NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen
Make up with NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen

A good palette for a reasonable price.

Now I’m curious to try other NYX palettes. Have you tried any of them yet? Which are your favourites?

*Products were sent to me for review.

“Like a sunset blazing over a tropical beach, these collections each of five best-selling NYX eye shadow colors are undeniably dreamy. Each of the 10 different eye shadow palettes is inspired by an island getaway. Expect rich pigments, lasting payoff and jet-set glamour. “

NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen
NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen
NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen
NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen
Swatch: NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen
NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen
Swatch: NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen
NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen
Swatch: NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen
NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen
Swatch: NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen
NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen

I Dream Of St. Marteen je luštna paleta petih senčil v rjavih tonih znamke NYX. Ta paleta je vse, kar potrebujete, če želite ustvariti nežen naraven videz oči. Z njo pa lahko ustvarite tudi temnejši make up. Senčila so dobre kvalitete. So sicer med malenkost tršimi, a so kljub temu dobra senčila. Za podlago pri swatchanju sem uporabila NYX podlago za senčila v odtenku 03 Skin Tone. Senčila so se podlage lepo oprijela. Embalaža palete mi je všeč. Zelo enostavna. Črna plastika z belim potiskom. Nič posebnega, a uporabna. V notranjosti je veliko ogledalo, kar je vedno dobrodošlo (kljub temu da sama priloženih ogledal praktično nikoli ne uporabljam). Menim, da je paleta super za vsakodnevno ličenje. Prav tako je odlična za dneve, ko se vam ne ljubi nanašati veliko make up-a ali ko si ne želite živih barv na obrazu. Zelo praktična je za potovanja, ko nimate prostora za cel kup make up izdelkov. V glavnem … zelo priročna paleta. Vem, da jo bom veliko uporabljala.

Cena v Sloveniji: 9,96€.
Naknadno dopisano: Obveščena sem bila, da se bo cena palet v kratkem dvignila na 10,35€, zaradi zvišanja cen pri matičnem dobavitelju.
Kje lahko NYX 5 Color Shadow palete kupite? V spletni trgovini Moja Drogerija.

Sledi make up, pri katerem sem uporabila le senčila iz zgoraj opisane palete. Senčila sem nanesla čez NYX podlago za senčila.

Make up: NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen
Make up with NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen
Make up: NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen
Make up with NYX 5 Color Shadow The Caribbean Collection: 02 I Dream Of St. Marteen

Dobra paleta za razumno ceno.

Sedaj me pa mika preizkusiti še ostale NYX palete. A ste jih morda že prizkusili? Katera je vaša najljubša?

*Izdelke sem dobila v oceno.

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Eyeshadows Swatches/Bottles

NYX – Ultra Pearl Mania (swatches of 12 eyeshadows)NYX – Ultra Pearl Mania (senčila v prahu, 12 odtenkov)

Official description:

Shimmer and metallic loose shadows each packaged in mini jars. The Loose Pearl Powder made with super finely-milled mineral powders provides high impact color in long-lasting shades.

NYX Ultra Pearl Mania - pearl loose powder
NYX Ultra Pearl Mania – pearl loose powder

Swatches over NYX – Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Cottage Cheese.

Swatch: NYX Ultra Pearl Mania - pearl loose powder
NYX Ultra Pearl Mania: Black, Walnut, Mink, Mocha, Nude, Turquoise, Space, Purple, Very Pink Pearl, Sky Pink, Silver, White
Swatch: NYX Ultra Pearl Mania: Black, Walnut, Mink, Mocha, Nude
Swatch: NYX Ultra Pearl Mania: Black, Walnut, Mink, Mocha, Nude
Swatch: NYX Ultra Pearl Mania: Turquoise, Space, Purple, Very Pink Pearl, Sky Pink, Silver, White
Swatch: NYX Ultra Pearl Mania: Turquoise, Space, Purple, Very Pink Pearl, Sky Pink, Silver, White

Nice colors. Easy to apply. Over an eyeshadow base these were long lasting on my normal (not very oily) eyelids. The only thing I really don’t like about these is the packaging (see the first photo).

Have you already tried NYX pearl loose powders? What do you think of them?

*The testers and one full size eyeshadow were sent to me for review.

Uradni opis v angleščini:

Shimmer and metallic loose shadows each packaged in mini jars. The Loose Pearl Powder made with super finely-milled mineral powders provides high impact color in long-lasting shades.

NYX Ultra Pearl Mania - pearl loose powder
NYX Ultra Pearl Mania - pearl loose powder

Swatch-i čez NYX – Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil v odtenku Cottage Cheese.

Swatch: NYX Ultra Pearl Mania - pearl loose powder
NYX Ultra Pearl Mania: Black, Walnut, Mink, Mocha, Nude, Turquoise, Space, Purple, Very Pink Pearl, Sky Pink, Silver, White
Swatch: NYX Ultra Pearl Mania: Black, Walnut, Mink, Mocha, Nude
Swatch: NYX Ultra Pearl Mania: Black, Walnut, Mink, Mocha, Nude
Swatch: NYX Ultra Pearl Mania: Turquoise, Space, Purple, Very Pink Pearl, Sky Pink, Silver, White
Swatch: NYX Ultra Pearl Mania: Turquoise, Space, Purple, Very Pink Pearl, Sky Pink, Silver, White

Zelo luštni odtenki. Enostavni za nanašanje. Čez bazo za senčila so na mojih normalnih (ne preveč mastnih) vekah zdržali ves dan. Edina stvar, ki mi ni všeč, je embalaža oziroma posodica, v katero so pakirani (poglej prvo fotografijo).

Cena: 3€.

Ste morda že preizkusili NYX senčila v prahu? Kako se vam zdijo?

*Testerje senčil in eno senčilo polne velikosti sem dobila v oceno iz spletne prodajalne Moja drogerija.

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Lipstick Revlon

Nude lips Nude ustnice

In my lipstick collection there are (at the moment) 3 nude lipsticks. I usually use them when I wear dramatic eye make up.

Revlon Matte –  001 Nude attitude

Revlon Matte - Nude Attitude lipstick
Revlon Matte – Nude Attitude

NYX – Orange Soda

NYX - Orange Soda
NYX – Orange Soda lipstick

NYX – Circe

NYX - Circe
NYX – Circe

Do you like nude lipsticks?


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Comparisons Glitter Green Jelly Shimmer

Comparison: China Glaze – Emerald Sparkle Vs. NYX – Las VegasPrimerjava: China Glaze – Emerald Sparkle Vs. NYX – Las Vegas

Emerald Sparkle, oh Emerald Sparkle, you’re finally here with me! :wub: I’ll write the whole story on how long I’ve been waiting for it and how it finally found me, in another post. :wink: Today, I just wanted to show you some similarities and differences between China Glaze – Emerald Sparkle and NYX – Las Vegas (the green version).

After one coat, the polishes couldn’t be more different. Emerald Sparkle looks similar to bottle color, but Las Vegas is a yellowish-watery version of green with hints of shimmer. Not a very pretty picture to look at. :unsure:

After one coat.
After one coat.

Emerald Sparkle has a rough finish and Las Vegas has a smooth finish.

Emerald Sparkle - 2 coats, Las Vegas - 3 coats
Emerald Sparkle – 2 coats, Las Vegas – 3 coats

Emerald Sparkle needed 2 coats to be totally opaque, while Las Vegas needed three coats. At the end the polishes do look similar. At least the base color seems to be similar on both, but the main difference is the glitter/shimmer. Emerald Sparkle has square shaped glitter in it and there is a lot of glitter there, while Las Vegas has smaller shimmer.

China Glaze - Emerald Sparkle Vs. NYX - Las Vegas

Both shades are beautiful. I mean, I can’t decide which one I prefer. Yes, Emerald Sparkle has a special place in my heart and it’s become one of my “Precious” polishes. But Las Vegas is also a real beauty and it’s easier to remove. :wink:

Which one is your favorite?

Emerald Sparkle, o Emerald Sparkle, končno si le pri meni! :wub: Celotno zgodbo, koliko časa sem čakala nanj in kako je končno le našel do mene, bom napisala v posebnem prispevku. :wink: V tem prispevki bi rada pokazala podobnosti in razlike med na prvi pogled podobnima odtenkoma China Glaze – Emerald Sparkle in  NYX – Las Vegas (zelena verzija).

Po prvem nanosu sta si odtenka skoraj kot noč in dan različna. Emerald Sparkle je skoraj takšen kot v steklenički, Las Vegas pa ena rumenkasto-vodena verzija zelene z malo šimra. Nič kaj prijeten pogled. :unsure:

Po enem nanosu.
Po enem nanosu.

Emerald Sparkle ima na otip rahlo hrapav finiš, medtem ko je površina nohta premazanega z Las Vegas odtenkom popolnoma gladka.

Emerald Sparkle - 2 plasti, Las Vegas - 3 plasti
Emerald Sparkle - 2 plasti, Las Vegas - 3 plasti

Emerald Sparkle je potreboval za popolno prekrivnost 2 plasti, medtem ko je Las Vegas potreboval tri. Končni izgled je na prvi pogled precej podoben. Osnovni barvi sta si zelo blizu. Velika razlika pa je v bleščicah. Pravzaprav bi rekla, da je v odtenku Las Vegas šimer, v Emerald Sparkle pa kvadrataste bleščice.

China Glaze - Emerald Sparkle Vs. NYX - Las VegasOba odtenka sta izredno lepa in posrečena. Nikakor se ne bi mogla odločiti, kateri mi je bolj všeč. Sigurno ima Emerald Sparkle prav posebno mesto v mojem srčku in je že eden od “Precious” lakov, a vseeno… Las Vegas je prav tako pravi lepotec in še lažje ga je odstraniti. :wink:

Kateri pa je vam bolj všeč?