Monday Palette Review: Sleek Vintage Romance

Hi, everyone! I hope you're still not tired of Sleek Vintage Romance palette reviews, because lately they're all over blogosphere, on foreign blogs and on Slovenian blogs as weel. But because this palette is a part of Sleek limited edition collection, I have to review it now, until it's still available and you can still buy it, if you like it. I put this palette on my WL immediatelly as I saw promo photos and when I saw first swatches, I was 100 % sure, that it has to be mine. I bought it immediatelly, when it was available in Slovenia and Anja from Moja drogerija drugstore was so kind, that she offered bloggers a special discount on Sleek palettes. I wanted to get few more palettes (like Snapshot, Bad Girl ...), but I promised myself, that I won't spend too much money, so I got only this palette. When I received it and opened a package, I felt in love with colors, because it was even prettier in person as on photos. And then I couldn't stop taking photos, so you'll have to excuse me so many photos in this post.

Živjo! Upam, da se še niste naveličale postov o Sleek Vintage Romance paleti, ki je zadnje čase povsod v blogosferi, tako na domačih kot tudi tujih blogih. Ampak ker gre za paleto, ki je del omejene kolekcije in ne bo dolgo na voljo, jo je treba oceniti sedaj, dokler je še na voljo. Paleta je pristala na WL takoj, ko sem jo videla na promocijskih fotografijah, ker vsebuje zelo krasne temne barve, ki jih obožujem, in ko sem videla prve swatche palete, sem bila 100 % prepričana, da jo bom kupila takoj, ko bo na voljo pri nas. Potem pa nam je blogerkam Anja v spletni drogeriji Moja drogerija ponudila poseben popust na Sleek palete in tako priložnost je bilo treba takoj zagrabiti. Ker sem si obljubila, da ta mesec ne bom preveč zapravljala (prejšnji mesec je bil res crazy, kar se nakupov tiče), sem vzela samo Vintage Romance paleto, čeprav je v Moji drogeriji na voljo 22 Sleek palet, nekaj med njimi tudi takih, ki bi jih z veseljem preizkusila. Vključno z Vintage Romance imam v zbirki 6 Sleek palet (Storm, Curacao, Chaos, Acid, Ultra Mattes V2 Darks) in njihova senčila naravnost obožujem, ker so res odlične kvalitete. Da ne bom preveč dolgovezila, pojdimo sedaj k oceni Vintage Romance palete. Se opravičujem, če se komu zdi, da je v  tem postu cela gora fotk, ampak nisem si mogla pomagati, paleta mi je bila tako lepa, da je kar nisem mogla nehati fotkati in se potem odločiti za minimalno število fotk.



Sleek Vintage Romance is a palette with 12 darker shades, that will be perfect for fall and winter makeup. I personally love to wear dark shades on my lids, so this is a perfect palette for me. Most eyeshadows in this palette are shimmery, one is matt and few have glitter in it. But I have to say, that when you put an eyeshadow with glitter on your lids and you blend it, glitter doesn't stand out and it looks pretty nice. I also like this palette very much because of shimmery eyeshadows, because I prefer shimmery shadows over matt ones and I wear them much more. Few eyeshadows dissapointed me a bit (blue, purple), because I expected, that they'll be more pigmented, but colors are still very pretty. As most Sleek shimmery eyeshadows these ones also fall out, but they're very easy to blend and on my lids they didn't crease. I like Sleek eyeshadows, because after few hours on lids makeup still looks, like I would just put it on. What I adore by this palette, are names of eyeshadows. In general I prefer, if eyeshadows have name, but in this palette they have such cute names. Every eyeshadows is named by one of the cities in the world. Well, most of citys are from Europe and few from USA.
The packaging is standard Sleek packaging - a black plastic one, but very sturdy, with a big mirror inside. This palette is very easy to open, not like some others (I had problems with Acid palette, which was very hard to open).

Sleek Vintage Romance paleta vsebuje 12 senčil temnejših odtenkov, ki so prav popolni za jesensko in zimsko ličenje. Jaz osebno imam že na splošno raje temnejša senčila in posledično tudi temnejše looke, tako da je tale paleta popolna zame. Eno senčilo v paleti je mat (Propose in Prague), večina jih je šimrastih, nekatera pa vsebujejo tudi bleščice. Ampak moram reči, da te bleščice sploh niso moteče na vekah, ampak prav lepo izgledajo, ko je senčilo zblendano. Paleta mi je všeč tudi zato, ker je večina senčil šimrastih in verjetno sem že prej v kakem postu povedala, da so meni šimrasta senčila bolj pri srcu kot mat. Paleta je na splošno precej kvalitetna, a priznam, da so me nekatere senčila precej razočarala, kar se tiče pigmentiranosti, ampak več o tem pri opisu posameznega senčila. In kar še moram omeniti, so imena posameznih senčil. Obožujem, ko ima vsako senčilo v paleti svoje ime in tokrat so prav posrečena imena, nanašajo pa se na različna mesta po svetu. Tako kot večina Sleek šimrastih senčil tudi ta padajo na lice pri nanosu, vendar se lepo blendajo in na mojih normalnih vekah zdržijo cel dan, ne da bi zlezle v gubo. 
Pakiranje je standardno Sleek pakiranje - črna plastična paleta, ki pa ne deluje ceneno, saj je zelo trpežna, z ogledalom v notranjosti. Tole paleto mi je uspelo z lahkoto odpreti, nekatere njihove palete pa znajo povzročati težave, npr. Acid sem zelo težko odprla in še sedaj, ko sem jo že večkrat uporabila, mi zna povzročati težave.


Pretty in Paris - a silver shimmery shade, that's very soft on touch and very pigmented.
Meet in Madrid - a golden shimmery shade, that has the same texture as Pretty in Paris and it's also very pigmented.
Court in Cannes - a brown shimmery shade with same texture as first 2 eyeshadows and great pigmentation.
Lust in LA -  a golden-brown shimmery shade with great pigmentation.
Romance in Rome - this is a gorgeous darker blue shimmery shade and I had big expectations, but I was a bit dissapointed, because this one has probably the worse pigmentation in palette and it's a bit chalky.
Propose in Prague - a terracottae  matteyeshadows. Its pigmentation it's great and it's very pretty shade.
A Wow in Venice - a maroon shimmery shade with great pigmentation.
Marry in Monte Carlo - a darker pink shimmery shade with great pigmentation.
Honeymoon in Hollywood - a darker burgundy shade, that contains glitter and it's great pigmented. Glitter is more noticeable in the palette than on swatch or eyes.
Bliss in Barcelona - a dark purple shimery shade, that looks duochrome to me (in some light it looks more blue). The pigmentations is so so - it's better pigmented than blue eyeshadows, but not as good as other eyeshadows in this palette.
Forever in Venice - a dark plum shade with glitter, great pigmented.
Love in London - usually Sleek palettes contain black matt eyeshadows, that has amazing pigmentation, but this time they decided to add glitter, but glitter it's not disturbing and eyeshadow is great pigmented.

Pretty in Paris - gre za srebrno šimrasto senčilo, ki je prav mehko na dotik in zelo preprosto za nanašanje. Pigmentacija tega senčila je odlična. Meet in Madrid - je zlato šimrasto senčilo, podobne teksture kot Pretty in Paris in tudi to je lepo pigmentirano.
Court in Cannes - rjavo šimrasto senčilo s podobno teksturo kot prejšnji dve in odlično pigmentirano.
Lust in LA -  zlato-rjavo šimrasto senčilo z odlično pigmentacijo.
Romance in Rome - prečudovito temno modro šimrasto senčilo, od katerega sem veliko pričakovala, ampak je žal slabše pigmentirano kot ostala senčila in tudi trše teksture.
Propose in Prague - prekrasno rjavkasto oranžno senčilo, ki je edino mat v paleti. Je super svilenkaste teksture, dobro pigmentirano in se zelo lepo nanaša na veke.
A Wow in Venice - prekrasno šimrasto senčilo kostanjeve barve, ki je odlično pigmentirano.
Marry in Monte Carlo - temnejše roza šimrasto senčilo z odlično pigmentacijo.
Honeymoon in Hollywood -senčilo temnejše bordo barve, ki vsebuje bleščice in je odlično pigmentirano.
Bliss in Barcelona - temno vijolično senčilo, ki mi deluje malce duochrome, saj pod določenim kotom izgleda bolj modro, pigmentacija pa je nekje srednja, slabše je pigmentirano kot ostala šimrasta senčila, a boljše kot modro senčilo.
Forever in Venice - senčilo v temni slivovi barvi z bleščicami, ki je trše teksture, vendar dobro pigmentirano.
Love in London - ponavadi vsebujejo Sleek palete zelo dobro pigmentirano črno mat senčilo, tokrat pa so se odločili vključiti črno senčilo z bleščicami, ki pa je odlično pigmentirano.


I also have 2 makeup looks for you. I wanted to do them more, but the weather was bad last week and it was impossible to take photos outside. I also didn't photograph them in my lightbox, because then colors look too washed out. If this week weather will be better, I'll photograph few fall looks with this palette and maybe do an easy tutorial, I shall see. 

In še 2 makeup looka, ki sem ju naredila s to paleto. Sicer jih je nastalo še več in jih nameravam še več objaviti v prihodnjih postih, ampak zadnje dni vreme žal ni sodelovalo in je bilo fotkanje makeupa onemogočeno, v lightboxu pa tudi ne fotkam MU-jev, ker so potem barve preveč izprane. Če bo ta teden lepo vreme, naredim še look ali 2, mogoče tudi kak preprost jesenski tutorial. 


This is the first look I created with this palette and here I applied Marry in Monte Carlo all over my lid. Then I used Lust in LA in crease and blend it out. In my inner corner I used Pretty in Paris and under my eyes Bliss in Barcelona.

Pri prvem looku sem nanesla Marry in Monte Carlo preko cele veke, Lust in LA v pregibu, Pretty in Paris v notranjem kotičku očesa in Bliss in Barcelona pod očesom. 


The second look is my favourite, because I love, how purple eyeshadow suits me. I applied Bliss in Barcelona all over my lid and then in my crease Propose in Prague and blend it out. Under my eyes I combined Bliss in Barcelona and Romance in Rome. Here I don't have an eye close-up makeup for you, because, if you believe or not, Blogger made it much lower quality as it looks on my computer and I decided not to publish it.

Pri drugem looku sem najprej nanesla Bliss in Barcelona preko cele veke in jo zblendala s Propose in Prague v pregibu. Spodaj sem nanesla kombinacijo Bliss in Barcelona in Romance in Rome. Tukaj žal nimam fotke samo očesa, ker če verjamete ali ne, ji Blogger precej poslabša kvaliteto (ne, ni mi jasno, kako je to mogoče, a v Bloggerju izgleda dosti slabše kot na mojem računalniku), tako da upam, da bo fotka celega obraza dovolj. 


Each eyeshadow in this palette contains 1,1 g, which is 13,2 g together. The price in Slovenia is around 12 €, but you can also order it online on Sleek site. If you like it, I suggest you to hurry up, because it's LE palette. I personally am very satisfied with it and I love the colors, so I'm looking foward to create more looks with it in the future. 

Vsako senčilo v Sleek paleti vsebuje 1,1 g, skupno torej 13,2 g. V Moji drogeriji dobite to paleto za 11,92 €, ampak če bi jo rade imele, pohitite, ker gre pa paleto iz omejene kolekcije in ne bo zelo dolgo na voljo. Sicer sem to paleto kupila sama, seveda s popustom, ampak vseeno sem se odločila ta post napisati tudi v slovenščini, ker se mi je zdelo, da se bom v maternem lažje izrazila. Paleta me je precej navdušila in senčila so mi zelo pri srcu, tako da bom zagotovo veliko ustvarjala z njo. 

What do you think about Sleek Vintage Romance palette? Do you like it? Thank you for reading!
Vam je všeč Sleek Vintage Romance paleta? Hvala za pozornost. 

Random Sunday #40

Hi, girls! Another post today. Lately I'm neglecting my Random Sunday posts, because I'm not taking that much random photos, I photograph more for blog (nail polish swaches, nail art, products for review), but for today I manage to find few photos to post. Next week I'll publish  Questions and Answers postinstead of RS. I already have few questions, but if you want to ask me something, write me in a comment below or on my Twitter or Facebook, well, you have many ways to contact me. :)

Got some Maybelline goodies in this cute bag.


I was one of the winner of Maybelline giveaway on Facebook and this is my prize. Amazing! I already swatched blush (with other, that I bought) and nail polishes, but I have no idea, when posts will be published.


This month I also won a giveway on Sandra's blog The Puzzle of Sandra's Life. Amazing prize, thank you. :)


Few things that I bought and got for review from Moja drogerija. Sleek Vintage Romance palette will be reviewed tomorrow.


Maybelline Baby Lips are finally available in Slovenia. I got them all (well, there were only 3 available in Müller), because I love lip balms and I always have to have more than 1 near me. The price is 2,5 €, if anyone is interested. 


This week I wore green ombre manicure, because I haven't wore green polishes for a while now. I used Kiko 347, Manhattan 12, NYX Girls Mermaid Green, H&M Bella's Choise and Catrice Am I Blue or Green.


Lately I'm really in love with these Choco Minis, they're so tasty.


The fall is oficially here and because this year I'm really in a fall mood (if you haven't noticed yet from my fall manicures), I went for a walk to make some fall inspired photos. I also photographed flowers, because I love, that they're still blossoming. 


 Also our community is in a fall mood and each year they decorate all 4 village's in our community with fall decorations. They use fall produces, as pumpkins, corn ...


Our lovely Ris, waiting patiently for me to take photo, so we can go further for a walk.


A paw and a hand. 


And this is his face "your annoying", when he doesn't want to be photographed. Can't help myself, I love to take photos of him.


That's it for this week. I hope you had lovely September (omg, I just realized, it's almost over. Where does the time flies?). Have a nice week and if you're going back to faculty, have a nice start of studying year. Thank you for reading!

Fall Manicure: What does the fox say?

Hi, everyone! Sorry, but I couldn't help myself, I had to title my post "What does the fox say". :D I bet, you all heard this song by brothers Ylvis till now, if you haven't yet, here's a link to video on Yotube. This song is really catchy, I have it on repeat for few days now and I just can't stop listening to it. This song was also an inspiration for my fox manicure in Fall Manicure series.


Unfortunatelly the fox on my nails didn't came out as I had in mind. I made too big snout and that's why it looks more like cat's snout, not fox's one. And white polish. It looked ok, until I didn't use a top coat, then orange polish underneath striked out and it looks more nude than white. On photo tutorial you can see, what I actually had in mind, when I wanted to draw fox on my nails. But I didn't re-do it, because otherwise I really like this manicure. And I'm pretty satisfied with a tail, I made on ring finger. I know I probably bore you already with dots on other fingers, but they're the best solution for easy nail art. Polishes, I used here, are OPI Don't Pretzel My Button, Essence Wake Up, She 115 and Maybelline 23.


I also made a tutorial, if you want to try fox nail art yourself too:
Step 1: Paint your nails with selected colour.
Step 2: With orange polish do a semicircle on your nail.
Step 3: With same orange polish and a thin brush draw ears.
Step 4: Use a white polish and paint it into a V shape. I suggest you to use a creamy white, that's more opaque. Mine is a bit watery and the orange started to strike out.
Step 5: With white polish do white triangles into ears.
Step 6: With black polish and a dotting tool do eyes and a snout. 
Step 7: With thin brush do few thin lines for fox's hair on snout.
Step 8: Use a top coats to seal your manicure.


What do you think about today's fall manicure? Thank you for reading!

Review: Catrice Russian Violette Lipstick

Hi, girls! Today I'm reviewing Catrice lipstick in shade Russian Violette, that came out few weeks ago, when they changed their assortment. This lipstick is first, that I've tried from their Ultimate Shine Gel collection. It's not as good as lipsticks from Ultimate Colour collection, but I like it anyway.


The packaging is silver metal and it's steady, so if it'll fall, it won't break. Russian Violette is a purple shade with very glossy finish. It's on a sheerer side, but it's buildable. It's very mousturizing and it doesn't emphazise dry patches, when I have any on my lips. I also like the texture of this lipstick, it's something between jelly and creamy and it goes smoothly on lips. The only downside is longativity - on me it lasted only for about 2 hours.  


Lipstick contains 3,5 g and it costs 4,19 €. Although it doesn't last long on me, I really like it, because it mousturizes my lips and I'm totally in love with the color, I think it'll be perfect for fall season. I also compared it with Essence Wear Berries, you can see comparion here.

Have you tried Catrice new Ultimate Gel Shine colors? What do you think about this one? Thank you for reading!

Fashion Friday: Inspired by Natalie Portman

Hi, everyone! After a long time I'm finally continuing with Fashion Friday series, this time, hopefully, every Friday without long pauses. Today's manicure was inspired by Natalie Portman and the Christian Dior Couture dress, she wore on New York City Ballet 2013 Fall Gala last week.

Source.

I decided to do manicure, inspired by this dress, because it looks like polishes with sand finish and you know, that I love sand polishes. The dress was in mint, yellow and black combination and I have sand polishes in all these colors. Unfortunatelly both black sand polishes, I own, contain coloured glitter and are not completely black as the color of her dress is. I used P2 Classy, Barry M Ridley Road and Barry M Station Road. I think this manicure would look much better, if I'll use top coat, but then finish wouldn't be noticeable.


What do you think about the dress, Natalie wore? And my manicure? Thank you for reading!

Fall Manicure: Hedgehog

Hi, everyone! Today I have another fall inspired manicure for you. I have quite few ideas for fall manicures, so I decided to call the series of these posts "Fall manicure". I'll try to show some easy fall manicure ideas too, because I know not all of you are fans of nail art. Last week we were talking about hedgehogs and I came on an idea to do hedgehog on nails. To me they're  such cute animals and I didn't have idea, how it will came out on nails, but in the end I was pretty satisfied.


As a base I used OPI Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fein! This will probably be one of my go to polishes for fall, it's perfect for this season. On middle finger I did a hedgehog head with OPI Don't Pretzel My Button, Essence I'm a Viator and Maybelline 23. On my thumb I decided to do a whole hedgehog and it came out pretty ok. On all other nails I did dots and I'll use dots a lot in my future nail art's, so I hope you won't mind.


Here's a  close-up of my middle finger.


Because I know, there will be some of you, who will ask for tutorial, here it is:
Step 1: Paint your nails with selected color.
Step 2: Use a nude polish and do a semicircle on a top of your nail.
Step 3: For this step you'll need brown polish and a thin brush. With brush do short strokes, a bit over nude polish and a bit over grey. That will present prickles. Make sure, you won't have too much polish on your brush, so that prickles will came out better.
Step 4: With nude polish and a brush draw ears.
Step 5: Use a black polish and a dotting tool and do 3 dots for eyes and a nose.
Step 6: Use a top coat to seal your manicure.


Do you like hedgehogs? What do you think about my manicure? Thank you for reading!

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Kristina made home made soap.

Tanita Weith was catching last sunny days.

Sara Passing introduce you new Etude House palette.

UniqaPoly shares make up trend for fall / winter.

Maja Ena shows you her before & after photos.

Taya posted swatches of Essie Bahama Mama polish.

CasualMartini wrote about corn soup.

Sanja picked her top 5 blushes for autumn.

LoriLaVin wrote about decoration and renovation.

Adjusting Beauty wrote about plum make up.

P.K. wrote about her feelings.

Alja LifeIsBetterInColours find her new favourite moisturizer.

Gin Shivers did a faux water marble nails.

Mateja was in Venice.

Kims Life have new Essie nail polish.

Vanja got a sunshine award.

Katja was in Frankfurt.

Vesna did this amazing vase.

Monday Palette Review: Flormar Pretty Compact P041

Hi, girls! In today's Monday Palette Review series I'm presenting you Flormar Pretty Compact P041 quartet eye shadow palette. I got it few months ago. Flormar is sold only in Supernova in Ljubljana here by us, I think. I saw few swacthes of this palette, before I got it, and I really liked it, so I decided to search for it in Ljubljana and they had it. This is my first and only Flormar palette.


Eyeshadows come in a big pink plastic packaging. The lid can be removed and eyeshadows are divided in the palette. The combination of these colors reminds me on fall - these are all colors of fall leaves. Although someone would may think, that this is a bit strange color combination, they're actually very useful. They are all shimmery and the pigmentation od this palette is amazing. I have to admit, I was really suprised, when I swatched them in the store, because I didn't expect, they'll be so great pigmented. I expected, that they'll be in a range of Essence eyeshadows, but they're much better. They are very soft, they don't dust and there's minimal fall out. Over eyeshadow base they lasted on my lids a whole day without creasing and without fading away.


Swatches are made on my bare skin. None of these doesn't have a name, unfortunately, but my favourite is brown, followed by green, orange and yellow. They are nice blendable and after I blended them on my lids, they were less intense as they are on swatches.


And the makeup look, I did with this palette. I used orange on my lids, brown in my crease, yellow in inner corner and green under my eyes. I think that this will be one of my go to fall looks, because I love, how it looked on me. Although next time I'll use NYX Milk as a base to make eyeshadows pop out more (although my camera always makes makeup looks less intense as they really are).


This palette has 14 g, which is really a lot (if I compare it to Sleek palette, which has 12 eyeshadows and 13,2 g). That means, that one eyeshadow in this palette has 3,5 g, which is more than Catrice (2 g) or Essence (2,5 g) mono eyeshadows. I'm so sorry, but I don't remember they exact price, I think I payed 7-8 € for it. 

This palette definitely surpised me, beceause I expected to be less good and I also love the colors, so if you want to try their palettes, I do recommend you this one. 

Have you tried Flormar eyeshadows/eyeshadow palettes before? What do you think about them? And what is your opinion of this palette, do you like this color combination in the palette or it's not your favourite? Thank you for reading!