Barry M Racing Green

Kaj pravite o tem lepotcu? Racing Green je eden mojih ljubših Barry M lakov. Temno zelen šimrast odtenek, ki se ga definitivno splača imeti v svoji zbirki. Formula Barry M lakov mi je zelo všeč, ker niso ne pregosti in ne preredki. Nanos je zelo preprost, lak pa je prekriven v dveh slojih.
What do you say about this beauty? Racing Green is one of my favorites Barry M polishes. It's dark green shimmery shade. The formula of Barry M polishes is very good, they are not too thick or too sheer. This polish very easy to apply and it needs two coats to be opaque.

Haul H&M Accessories

Moja odvisnost niso samo laki, ampak tudi nakit. Na spodnji sliki lahko vidite, kaj sem zadnjič odnesla s sabo iz H&M-a. V bistvu tam raje nakupujem nakit kot obleke. Set štirih parov uhanov mi je bil tako všeč, da sem ga morala vzeti v obeh barvah. Poleg tega pa sem vzela tudi sponke za lase. A nista ta kačja pastirja  prav luštkana?
My addiction aren't only nail polishes, but also jewelry. On the photo you can see, what I bought this week in H&M. I prefer buying accessories there than clothes. I really liked the earring, so I bought them in both colors, they have. I also took some hair clips. Aren't the dragonflys just adorable?

Hercule Poirot

Hercule Poirot je eden mojih najljubših filmskih likov. Knjige Agathe Christie so mi zelo všeč, a še bolj uživam v gledanju filmov/TV serij, posnetih po knjigah. Mislim, da je David Suchet genialen igralec in da je izvrstno upodobil Hercula Poirota.
Hercule Poirot is one of my favorite movie characters. I enjoy reading Agatha Christie's books, but I prefer watching movies/TV series, filmed by the books. I think, David Suchet is geniuos actor and his imitation of Hercule Poirot is just perfect. 


Choose Lime

Z dragim sva danes hodila gledat film Black Swan. Kaj naj rečem? Film mi je bil zelo všeč, tako da tiste, ki ga še niste videle, si ga kar poglejte.
Today I went to see the Black Swan with my bf. I really liked the movie. If you haven't saw it yet, go watch it.

Danes imam za vas eno staro manikuro. Najprej sem nanesla 2 plasti Essence Lime Up. Formula tega laka je malce vodena, a mi lak kljub temu ni povzročal težav pri nanosu.
Today I will show you my old manicure. First I applied two coats of Essence Lime Up. The formula of this polish is a little bit watery, but I didn't had any problems with the application.


Shrekasta barva mi je zelo zanimiva, ker je precej izvirna, ampak dvomim, da jo bom velikokrat nosila sámo kot manikuro. Nekako se ne počutim v redu samo s to barvo, zato sem nanesla preko Essence Choose Me in rezultat me je zelo navdušil. Manikura mi je bila tako všeč, da sem jo nosila tri dni, kar se pri meni redko zgodi, saj po navadi menjam lak na dva dni. Manikura je v živo izgledala še lepše kot na fotkah.
I think, this color is very interesting, but anyway, it will not be my manicure many times, because I don't feel very good only with this color. So I layered it with Essence Choose Me. I was very impressed with the result. I love it. In person it looks even better than on photos.

Ocena: Balea Face kremni piling

Opis: Za vsak tip kože. Balea kremni piling z negovalno aloe vero kožo čisti in jo preskrbi z vlago ter izboljša njeno strukturo. Ekstrakti alg in hidro kompleks podelijo koži vlago in jo ščitijo pred izsušitvijo.

Količina: 75 ml
Cena: okrog 2 €


Sestavine: Aqua, Glycine Soja Oil, Pumice, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyethylene, Stearic Acid, Ricinus Communis Oil, Sorbitol, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Glycerin, CI 77891, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Parfum, Propylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Methylparaben, Allantoin, Panthenol, Citric Acid, Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Sweet Almond Protein, Ethylparaben, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Urea, Sodium Lactate, Propylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Glyceryl Oleate, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Algae, Potassium Iodide, Lactic Acid, Silver Citrate, Sodium Benzoate, CI 15985, CI 47005, Potassium Sorbate, Butylparaben, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Sulfate. 

Piling je primeren za vse tipe kože, priporočajo pa, da ga tisti, ki imajo akne ali razširjene žilice, ne uporabljajo. Jaz imam precej suho kožo, problemov z aknami in žilicami pa nimam.


Ta piling uporabljam že nekje tri ali štiri mesece enkrat na teden. Je kremni piling rumenkaste barve. Vsebina se nahaja v tubici, kar je precej priročno za uporabo. Piling vsebuje zelo grobe delce, ki pomagajo očistiti kožo. Mene ne motijo, ampak tistim, ki imate zelo občutljivo kožo, uporabo tega izdelka ne priporočam. Po uporabi je koža mehka, gladka in kljub grobim delcem ni rdeča. Edina stvar, ki me moti, je vonj. Ne znam ga točno opisati, ampak meni osebno je precej neprijeten. Na splošno pa sem s tem pilingom zelo zadovoljna.

Ocena: 4.5/5

My Fading Manicure Attempt

Eden od nohtov se mi je strl, tako da so moji nohti spet kratki. A nič za to, bodo že zrasli.
One of my nails broke, so I had to cut them down. Now they are short, but it doesn't matter, they will grow back.

Malce sem se igrala z laki in hotela ustvariti "fading" manicuro (ne vem, kako bi to poimenovala po naše). Na Youtubu sem našla tutorial in ker mi je bila manikura, ki jo je punca ustvarila, zelo všeč, sem se odločila, da bom poskusila nekaj podobnega. Na žalost moram reči, da moj poskus ni bil tako uspešen kot njen. Na njenih nohtih je izgledalo tako lepo, na mojih pa ne ravno. Saj mi je kar všeč, ampak se mi zdi, da je malce prevelik kontrast med modro in belo barvo. Hja, očitno mi prehod iz ene barve v drugo ni najbolj uspel.
I wanted to do a fading  manicure. I watched tutorial on Youtube and because I really liked the manicure, the girl made, I was trying to do something similar. Unfortunately I have to say it was not very successful attempt. Her manicure looked so good, but mine looks like a fail. I think the contrast between blue and white is just too big (I hope, you understand, what I mean. I don't know, how to say this with other words in english).


Laki, ki sem jih uporabila: bel lak Manhattan Lotus Effect (na steklenički ni številke, ampak se mi zdi, da gre za odtenek 11N), S-he 440, Essence Pool Party in Constance Carroll Glitz Aqua Sparkle.
The polishes, I used: white Manhattan Lotus Effect (it doesn't have the number on the bottle, but I think it's shade 11N), S-he 440, Essence Pool Party and Constance Carroll Glitz Aqua Sparkle.


Pozneje sem manikuro še zmatirala in moram priznati, da mi je v mat verziji bolj všeč.
Later I applied Essence matt TC over it and I have to say, I like it more this way.


Butterfly polishes

Danes vam bom pokazala swatche Butterfly lakov, ki jih imam. Laki so mini, vsebujejo 6 ml, imen nimajo, ampak le številke. Kupila sem jih že dolgo časa nazaj v Müllerju za 0,75 €, prodajajo pa jih tudi v Tuš drogerijah, cena pa je, mislim da, enkrat višja.
Today I will show you swatches of Butterfly polishes, that I own. The bottles are small (6ml), the polishes don't have names, only numbers.


Prvi je oranžen Butterfly, katerega številke na žalost ne vem, ker je na steklenički ni. Nanos mi pri tem odtenku ni povzročal težav, nanesla sem ga v dveh slojih. Za finiš pa nisem ravno sigurna ali je frost ali pa pearl. Ta odtenek mi je zelo všeč in se mi zdi naravnost perfekten za poletje.
The first one is orange Butterly. I can not tell you his number, because there isn't any on the bottle. The application was very good. The polish needs two coats for full coverage. I'm not sure, if this is frost or pearl finish. I really like this shade, I think, it's perfect for the summer. 


Butterfly 248 je svetlo zelen odtenek z istim finišem kot oranžen. Tudi s tem nisem imela pri nanosu nobenih težav. Na fotografiji sta dva sloja.
Butterfly 248 is a bright green shade with the same finish as the orange one. I didn't have any problems with the application. It needs two coats for full coverage. 


Butterfly 314 mi je pri nanosu povzročal največ težav. Nikakor nisem mogla nanesti lepega enakomernega sloja, tako da sem na koncu za enakomeren videz morala nanesti tri sloje. Sama barva mi je dokaj všeč, taka lepa poletna modra, čeprav se verjetno zaradi težavnega nanosa ne bo velikokrat znašel na mojih nohtih.
Butterfly 314 is a bright blue shade, but I had a lot of problems with application. It was so hard to apply it nice and even, so in the end I had to apply three coats to reach even look. I probably won't wear it a lot.


Butterfly 398 je edini pink lak, ki mi je dejansko všeč na mojih nohtih. Nanos je bil netežaven, lak je prekriven v dveh slojih.
Butterfly 398 is the only pink color, that I like on my nails.  It is very easy to apply and it's opaque in three coats.


Butterfly 67 je moj najljubši iz te skupine. Sama barva je dokaj klasična rdeča, ampak meni je všeč, kako izgleda na mojih nohtih. Finiš je jelly in lak ima lep sijaj tudi brez nadlaka. Netežaven nanos in dva sloja za popolno prekrivnost.
Butterfly 67 is my favorite from this group. The colour is very classical, but I like, how it looks on my nails. The finish is jelly and the polish is super shiny without TC. It's easy to apply and it's opaque in two coats.


Imate kak Butterfly lak? Kako so vam všeč?
Do you have any Butterfly nail polish? How do you like them?

Comparison: Essence The One And Only vs. Catrice Lucky In Lilac

Še primerjava včerajšnjega odtenka The One And Only s Catrice Lucky in Lilac.
I did some comparison between Essence The One And Only and Catrice Lucky in Lilac.


Na prstancu in kazalcu je en sloj Catrice LIL, na sredincu in mezincu pa en sloj Essence TOAO. Oba laka sta zelo dobro pigmentirana, preprosta za nanos in prekrivna v prvem sloju. 
Fotografija je bila narejena v oblačnem vremenu. Razlike med lakoma skorajda ni oz. je zelo zelo majhna. Na tej fotografiji ni opazna.
Both polishes are very good pigmented and opaque in one coat. The photo was taken in cloudy weather, so the difference between polishes isn't very visible.


Še fotografija v lightboxu, kjer je razlika med njima malce bolj očitna. Catrice ima malo več modre v sebi, drugače pa sta odtenka zelo podobna. Ne bi rekla, da sta 100 % enaka, ne manjka pa jima dosti.
The next photo was taken in lightbox. Here is the difference more visible. Catrice has a little bit more blue tone in it, but otherwise they are very similar. Not 100 % dupe, but very close.
 

Ker mi je ta barva neznansko všeč, se ne bi odpovedala nobenemu. Ko bo zmanjkalo enega, bo prišel na vrsto drugi.
I really love this colour, so I wouldn't give away any of them. What about you? Do you like them?

Essence The One And Only

Essence The One And Only je prekrasen lilast kremast lak. Zelo dobro je pigmentiran, saj je prekriven že po prvem nanosu. Če se ne motim, gre lak marca iz prodaje.
Essence The One And Only is a beautiful lilac cream polish. It's very good pigmented and it's opaque in one coat. I think, they will stop selling it in March, so if you like it, go grab it.

Outside, cloudy day, no flash.
Outside, cloudy day, no flash.
Lightbox, no flash.

Lacura polishes

Danes vam predstavljam lake Lacura. Lacura lake prodajajo Hoferji, steklenička pa vsebuje 10 ml laka. Na izbiro nimajo ravno ogromno odtenkov, ampak nekaj zanimivih se pa le najde. Posamezen lak stane 1,99 €.
Today I will show you Lacura polishes. This polishes we can buy in Hofer. The bottles are medium size - they contain 10 ml. They cost 1,99 €.


Med Lacurinimi laki so me bolj pritegnili temnejši odtenki. Od leve proti desno si sledijo Cherry (nisem sigurna, da ima ta lak res tako ime, ker sem ovitek, v katerem sem ga kupila, vrgla stran, a zdi se mi, da je bilo ime povezano s češnjami. Če se motim in katera ve pravo ime, naj me kar popravi), Coffee in Berry. 
I selected darker colours, because they seemed more interesting. From left to right are Cherry (I'm not sure, if this is the right name, but I think, the name had something to do with cherrys), Coffee and Berry.


Že kar vnaprej se vam opravičujem, ker swatchi niso ravno najboljši, ampak včeraj ni bil ravno moj dan za swatchanje. Če drugo ne, so vsaj barve dokaj realne. 
I would like to apologize in advance, because my swatches aren't the best, but yesterday was really not my day for doing swatches. At least the colours are pretty real.

Lacura Cherry je temno rdeč kremast odtenek s pridihom rjave. Nanos mi ni povzročal težav, za popolno prekrivnost sem nanesla dva sloja. Fotka ni ravno najboljša, ampak na žalost mi ni uspelo narediti boljše. Barva je dokaj realna, v živo ima mogoče malce več rdeče v sebi.
Lacura Cherry is a dark red cream polish with a touch of brown. It applys very well. It's opaque in two coats. The photo isn't good, but it's the best, I took. The colour is pretty real, maybe it is a little bit more red in live.


Lacura Coffee je najbolj zanimiv in unikaten odtenek med vsemi tremi. Rjava podlaga s srebrnimi in rjavimi bleščicami. Zelo preprost nanos, prekriven v dveh slojih.
Lacura Coffee is the most interesting and unique polish in this group. It's brown with silver and brown glitter. It's easy to aplly and it's opaque in two coats.


Lacura Berry je vijoličen šimrast odtenek. Kot ostala dva se tudi ta lepo nanaša in je prekriven v dveh slojih. Sama barva ni nič posebnega, v svoji zbirki bi prav gotova našla še dva ali tri podobne odtenke.
Lacura Berry is a purple shimmer polish. As first two it's easy to aplly and opaque in two coats. This colour is the least unique in this group. I would say, I have two or three polishes in similar colour.

Solving Essence Nail Oil Problem

Zadnjič se mi je zgodila neprijetnost. Med uporabo Essencovega olja za nohte se mi je snela krtačka.
I had a problem with Essence Nail Oil few days ago. When I was using it, the brush fell off.

Torej, kaj storiti, glede na to, da je olje skoraj polno in le nekajkrat rabljeno. Potem sem se spomnila, da bi ga lahko prelila v prazno stekleničko od laka. Ker nisem imela nobene prazne, sem stran zlila Joy lak, ki itak ni bil več za uporabo, saj je bil pregost. Čiščenje te majhne stekleničke mi je povzročilo nemalo preglavic, ampak na koncu mi je le uspelo.
So, what to do now. I didn't want to throw it away, because it was almost full and used only a couple od times. I've got an idea to decant it into an empty nail polish bottle. I didn't have any empty, so I had to clean it before. This was making me a lot of problems, but in the end I did it. 


Ko se je steklenička posušila, sem vanjo zlila olje in steklenički dodala še nalepko. Zdaj lahko olje spet uporabljam.
When the bottle was totaly dry, I fill it with the oil. I also added sticker on the bottle. Now I can use this oil again.

Makeup Factory 123 Gipsy Green

V ta lak sem se zaljubila takoj, ko sem ga videla na Ulmielinem blogu. Včeraj sem bila v Müllerju in našla zadnjo stekleničko tega laka, tako da sem ga morala vzeti, poleg tega pa so laki Makeup Factory znižani za 50 %, kar je bil le še dodaten plus.
Laku je ime Gipsy Green, kot piše na njihovi spletni strani, na steklenički pa je le številka 123. Nanos je bil kot pesmica, za prekrivnost potrebuje 2 sloja. Mislim, da bo to poleg I Sea You moj najljubši zelenko.
I fell in love with this polish at the moment, I saw it on Ulmiels blog. Yesterday I was in Müller in I saw the last bottle of this polish. Beside that it was 50 % off, so I have to buy it. This is such a gorgeous green cream colour.  The name of the polish is Gipsy Green (as they say on their page), but the bottle only has the number 123. It's very easy to apply and it need only two coats.


Fotografija je narejena v lightboxu. Končno mi je uspelo kupiti novo žarnico, na žalost pa mi še ni uspelo ugotoviti, kako narediti dobro fotografijo, brez da se videl odsev fotoaparata na fotografiji, svetloba pa bi bila dobra. Naredila sem ogromno fotografij in ta je bila najboljša, čeprav tudi ta ni bog ve kaj. Tiste, ki fotografirate v lightboxu, imate kak dober nasvet zame, kako odpraviti to težavo?

Layering: Constance Carroll Glitzy

Danes vam predstavljam dva laka za plastenje Constance Carroll: Diamante Dazzle in Aqua Sparkle. Vzela sem oba, ker sta se mi v drogeriji oba zdela zanimiva, pozneje, ko sem ju swatchala, pa sem ugotovila, da sta v bistvu enaka.
Today I am presenting you two polishes for layering from Constance Carroll: Diamante Dazzle and Aqua Sparkle. I took both, because they both looked very interesting, but when I swatched them, I found out, that they are exactly the same.


Oba sem nanesla preko Catrice I Sea You, da bi videla podobnosti oz. razlike. Na kazalcu in sredincu je Diamante Dazzle, na prstancu in mezincu pa Aqua Sparkle. Kot lahko vidite na fotografiji, razlike med njima ni. Oba vsebujeta turkizne in zelene bleščice, ki dajo čudovit efekt. V živo se zelo lepo bleščijo. Mislim pa, da ne potrebujem obeh, glede na to, da je rezultat enak. Verjetno bom enega od njiju dodala drugi nagradi v giveawayu.
I layered both over Catrice I Sea You to see difference or resemblance between them. On index and middle finger is Diamant Dazzle, on ring and little finger is Aqua Sparkle. As you can see, they are the same. They both have turquoise and green glitter. They gave very nice glittery efect, but I think, I don't need both. I will probably add one of them to the second prize in my giveaway.

Blue Corset

Še več nail arta. Tokrat je to "korzetna" manikura, za katero me je inspirirala Nihrida. Na svojem blogu je že dolgo nazaj objavila tole manikuro in ko sem jo prvič videla, mi je bila tako všeč, da sem jo morala preizkusiti. Tukaj je objavila manikuro in tule si lahko pogledate njen tutorial.
Some more nail art from me. This manicure was inspired by Nihrida. She posted this manicure long time ago on her blog and when I first saw it, I knew, I have to try it. Here is her post about this manicure and here is her tutorial, if you want to try.


Laki, ki sem jih uporabila: Barry M LE Blue, H&M Summer Nails Blue, Vollare 133.
For this manicure I used: Barry M LE Blue, H&M Summer Nails Blue, Vollare 133.  


In tole je moj prvi poskus  "korzetne" manikure. Če se dobro spomnim, sem za tole uporabila Barry M Vivid Purple, Catrice Lucky in Lilac in Vollare 45.
This is my first attempt of corset manicure. If I'm not mistaken, I used Barry M Vivid Purple, Catrice Lucky in Lilac and Vollare 45.


Torej, vam je všeč? Boste preizkusile to manikuro?
So, do you like it? Will you try corset manicure?

My First Water Marble

Moj prvi poskus water marblinga. Moram reči, da sem kar precej zadovoljna z rezultatom, čeprav moji vzorci niso bili bog ve kaj. Nekaj problemov sem imela z mehurčki, ki pa so izginili, ko sem nanesla TC. Uporabila sem lake: Barry M Indigo, Catrice Lucky in Lilac, Essence Break Through.
This is my first attemp of water marbling. I think it looks good. I had some problems with bubbles, but they were gone, when I applied TC. For this manicure I've used: Barry M Indigo, Catrice Lucky in Lilac, Essence Break Through.

 

Ingrid Cosmetics Ice Cube 354

Tole je moj prvi lak od Ingrid Cosmetics in moram povedati, da sem navdušena. Tale rdečko z zlatimi in rdečimi bleščicami je čisto po mojem okusu. Z nanosom nisem imela nobenih težav, na fotografijah sta 2 sloja. Pri nas se te lake dobi v Tuš drogerijah za nekaj manj kot 3 €.
This is my first polish from Ingrid Cosmetics. I have to say, I'm impressed. I didn't expect much from this polish, but I was pleasant surprised. The colour is red with red and gold glitter. The formula is very good. I didn't have any problems with application. On photos are two coats. You can buy this polishes in Slovenia in Tuš stores for less than 3 €.

Joy 247

Lepoto tega lepotca je bilo tako težko pofotografirati. Ne vem, zakaj vijolični laki na fotografiji vedno izgledajo bolj modri, kot so v resnici. Joy lake se pri nas dobi za 0,75 € (v Müllerju). Paleta barv je zelo bogata, ampak laki znajo biti včasih malce težavni, saj lahko naletiš na kakega, ki je zelo gost ali pa, kot se je zgodilo meni, ima ukrivljen čopič. Ampak tale je daleč od tega. Nanaša se kot maslo na kruh, vsebuje čudovit šimer, ki mu daje dodatni sijaj, in prekriven je v dveh slojih.
The real beauty of this polish was so hard to capture. I don't know, why purple polishes look so blue on photos. Joy polishes are available by us for 0,75€ (Müller). They have so many gorgeous colours, but they can be sometimes very tricky. Some polishes can be very thick or they have strange brush (one I bought polish with curved brush), but frequently they are great like this one. It applys very well, it has beautiful pink shimmer and it's opaque in two coats.


Comparison Barry M Vivid Purple vs. Catrice Poison Me, Poison You

V komentarjih pod postom Barry M Vivid Purple smo razpravljale, da je lak zelo podoben Catrice Poison Me, Poison You. Danes sem končno naredila primerjavo in ugotovila, da sta laka precej podobna, nista pa 100 % dvojčka. 
In comments under this post  we were talking, that Barry M Vivid Purple looks similar to Catrice Posion Me, Poison You. Today I made comparison and discovered, that they do look similar, but they aren't 100 % dupe.


Oba laka sta nanešena v dveh slojih, čeprav je PMPY bolj prekriven in bi zadostoval že en sloj. Fotka je posneta na soncu. Kot lahko vidite, je PMPY malce temnejši in ima v sebi več modrega šimra kot VP. Pri VP prevladuje vijola šimer.
Both polishes are applied in two coats. PMPY is very pigmented and one coat would be enought. The photo is taken in the sun. As you can see, PMPY is a little bit darker and it has more blue shimmer. VP has more purple shimmer.  

Še pogled od blizu. Levo je PMPY, desno je VP.
Closer look. On the left is PMPY, on the right is VP.


One more photo in the sun:


Indoor, no flash. Here is also visible the difference between them.


Težko se mi je odločiti, kateri mi je bolj všeč. Glede na to, da sem nora na vijolične odtenke in da laka nista popolnoma enaka, se ne bi odpovedala nobenemu od njiju. Kateri pa je vam bolj všeč?
It's very hard for me to decide, which one I like more. Because I'm purple freak, when it comes to polishes, and because they are not 100 % dupes, I wouldn't give away any of them. Which one do you like more?