Gejba was my on-line nickname for over 20 years. It was weird saying bye to it, but the time has come to bring my everyday persona into the front. I invite you to meet Gabi Nedic … the person behind Gejba aka me. :D
“There is no right or wrong in makeup. Just have fun.”
A 41-year-old woman living in a pocket-sized country in Europe called Slovenia doesn’t sound that bad, right? The problem is you have to add stubborn, bossy, and doesn’t mind her own business to the mix. :P
I love honesty but had to stop using the word after every single dishonest blogger out there started using it as their shield. So scrape that one. I am a dragon-lady who is not afraid to share her thoughts.
Don’t believe in bashing and trashing, but as somebody who tried lots of things, I can definitively do a meaningful comparison.
And after 20 years of studying cosmetics ingredients (thank you for that extra work my once upon a time super sensitive skin), I can share a word or two about that too.
If you asked me about my life a few years ago, I would tell you that my job in family business + on-line marketing keeps me insanely busy. Today, that title goes to my 7-year-old daughter, who makes sure that not only my waking ours are busy, but night time looks like something from nut house too. :P
In my case, curiosity did not kill the cat but was a major part of my obsession with trying out tons of similar products so I can see the difference. As I do not have many bad habits and I share my findings with our readers, I do not feel guilty (much) for that one tiny slip.
Holy grail makeup
My holy grails are mat lipstick that does not dry my lips out, easy to blend mat eyeshadow, perfectly formulated and color combined face and eye palettes, interesting nail polishes that do not chip quickly, and perfect very light-toned and feeling foundations for my sensitive/dehydrated/normal-oily skin.
Make-up is a lifesaver in my book when I need to hide bags under my eyes or volcanoes growing on my face, but I do not see it as something I would die if I went out without. And you will see me without makeup quite a lot – I will not feel bad about it, how I’ll look is another thing. :D
Due to my problems with hormonal imbalances, my skin can be described only with one word – wacky.
I belong to a group of people with very sensitive skin, normal to oily type, but pretty much always dehydrated.
The fewer ingredients the product has, the more I like it. I should probably mention that I am a little bit of an ingredient snob. If INCI shows some of the ingredients I hate, there is almost no possibility of me testing it.
Alcohol is not on the “blacklist”, but I still prefer if the product contains very little of it unless formulation calls for it or is hard to skip (SPF, salicylic acid …).
Do I even have a style?
My style could be described as eclectic, boring, and comfy. :D
I prefer clothes from natural materials and dyed in quality way. If you combine that with my XL size and you land in the “you buy what you get” universe. My favorite brands are the Gerry Weber group (Taifun, Samoon), s.Oliver, Lebek … I know, I know – grandma style. :P
Living on a bigfoot
To my great misfortune, my foot stopped growing at size 42,5/43 (US women 11) in a wide model. Can you think worse fate for somebody who thing shoes are it a piece that makes or breaks the outfit?
By now you know me really well, so it will not surprise you to learn, that my hair is no exception to the rule and is making most of my days-long battle to make it look at least slightly more presentable. :P
Lots and lots of soft and unruly hairs, that grow faster than the weed. Doesn’t sound terrible right? Well – add to the mix almost completely grayed out hair with a high level of dehydration and you will slowly get the idea why am I campaigning for a less nesty look on daily basis. m.
The only thing I can say so far about my hair is the sad fact that they have a very expensive taste … 40 USD shampoo bottle expensive. :P