Random Sunday #50 (Insanity Update)

S ponedeljkom sem zakorakala v nov, tretji teden Insanitya. Moram priznati, da se ponedeljka nisem veselila, ker je bil na vrsti Fit test, ki pa mi ni preveč pri srcu. Fit test je v bistvu namenjen temu, da preverjaš svoje izboljšanje skozi vadbo Insanity, ampak mi vaje niso preveč pri srcu. Ker se mi je zdelo, da sem naredila premalo, sem dodala še nekaj trebušnjakov (ampak ne tistih klasičnih, pač pa tistih, ki smo jih delali na aerobiki). Uf, torek je bil zahteven. Ne toliko zaradi vadbe, kot zaradi dejstva, da je bil tisti dan moj rojstni dan. Stalno so prihajale čestitke, telefon je brnel in zato se nikakor nisem mogla sto odstotno osredotočiti na vadbo. Mi je pa uspelo priti do konca. Zato pa je bila sreda toliko boljša. Čeprav sem se morala zjutraj prisiliti k vadbi, sem takoj po začetnih minutah ogrevanja začela uživati in pregurala skozi vadbo brez težav. Čeprav je bil na vrsti Pure Cardio, ki mi je najtežji, sem tokrat prišla skozi vadbo z res minimalnimi pavzami. Drugi del vadbe pa je bil Cardio Abs, ki mi je super za nadgraditev prejšnje vadbe. Svoje mišice in utrujeno telo sem čutila še ves dan, kar mi je dokazalo, da sem ta dan res dala vse od sebe. V četrtek ni bil moj dan. Zjutraj sem se vrgla v delo, ker me je res čakalo ogromno čiščenja, tako da sem lahko vadbo opravila šele pozno popoldne (kosilo imamo ob dveh, ko prideta brat in oče iz službe, s polnim želodcem pa ne telovadim, ker mi ne paše), ampak mi vadba popoldne ne ustreza. Sicer je bila na vrsti Cardio Recovery, ki je večinoma raztezanje, ampak mi ta vadba ni ena ljubših. Ugotovila sem, da imam raje vadbe, kjer se na polno prešvicam. V petek je bilo spet deževno vreme, kar ne vpliva preveč dobro name, tako da sem se komaj spravila k vadbi, ampak sem jo uspešno opravila. V soboto je bilo še huje. Najprej sem z mamo opravila uro in pol sprehoda s hitro hojo, potem pa še vadbo, skozi katero sem komaj pregurala, ker sem bila tako utrujena. Priznam, da sem bila potem skoraj ves dan lena.

Še ena stvar, ki mi ta teden ni najbolj v ponos, je prehrana. Prejšnja 2 tedna sem kar pazila, kaj in koliko sem pojedla, tokrat pa me je malce zaneslo, verjetno zaradi rojstnega dne. Čez vikend smo praznovali, kar je takoj pomenilo veliko hrane, tudi sladke. Privoščila sem si torto, vmes pa tudi kakšno sladkarijo, čeprav opažam, da se moje telo ne odziva dobro na čokolado, saj me je po nekaj pojedenih kockah začel boleti želodec. Če pomislim, da sem včasih lahko pojedla celo Milka čokolado, sem se verjetno res kar odvadila sladkarij.


S ponedeljkovo vadbo sem zakorakala v 4. teden in kljub temu, da se pri prehrani nisem najbolj držala, sem kar presrečna, da še nisem obupala. V ponedeljek sem spet naredila vaji Pure Cardio in Cardio Abs, ki postajata kar moji najljubši, saj se ne ponavljata. V torek sem iz različnih razlogov spet telovadila pozno popoldne in ponovno ugotovila, da mi telovadba takrat ne ustreza. Predvsem se mi zdi, da čutim v želodcu vse obroke, ki sem jih pojedla čez dan, tudi če že več ur nisem jedla, poleg tega pa sem dopoldne bolj motivirana. Za najslabši dan pa lahko razglasim sredo, ko sem preskočila vadbo. Preprosto sem bila ves dan preveč zaposlena z različnimi stvarmi (tako z osebnimi, kot za blog, o kateri pa več naslednji teden na moji FB strani), popoldne pa sem bila preveč utrujena, da bi telovadila, da niti ne omenjam konstantnega glavobola skozi ves dan. Mislim, da je krivo to, da sem v zadnjih nekaj dneh spila premalo vode, ker niti nisem čutila take žeje (tako pač vplivajo deževni dnevi name). V četrtek je bila spet na vrsti vadba Cardio Recovery, ki pa sem jo preskočila in namesto nje naredila Plyometric Cardio Circuit. Ker sem en dan prej izpustila vadbo, sem tokrat dala vse od sebe, ampak še vedno nimam dovolj kondicije, da bi lahko sledila hitrosti Shauna in njegovih ljudi, tako da sem si morala po prvem sklopu vaj vzeti nekaj minut pavze, ker sem bila tako zadihana. Kot dodatek sem tej vadbi naredila še 10-minutno vadbo za trebušnjake, ki sem jo našla na strani Fitness Blender. Petek je bil spet katastrofalen. Ni bil problem, da ne bi imela volje ali motivacije za telovadbo, ampak ravno, ko sem se spravljala k vadbi, smo izvedeli novico, da so v naši vasi oropali pošto. Za nameček se je ob naši hiši postavil še policaj, ki je zapisoval vse ljudi, ki so se peljali iz vasi, meni pa je bilo dogajanje zunaj bolj zanimivo, kot sama vadba. Kaj morem, sem pač baba. Ati bi mi rekel radovedni taček. Tako da je 40-minutna vadba Pure Cardio trajala uro pa pol na koncu. Cardio Abs sem imela namen narediti zvečer, ker se nisem mogla skoncentrirati, ampak sem imela tak glavobol, da ni bilo iz tega nič. V soboto sem spet telovadila kot zmešana in za dodatek naredila še Cardio Abs. Tokrat je prišla vadba na vrsto popoldne, kar pa mi sploh ni bil problem. Razmišljam, da mi mogoče enodnevne pavze vmes ustrezajo in zato naslednji dan lažje telovadim, kaj pa vem. Ampak sem si zadala cilj, da končam vadbo, tako da bom nadaljevala do konca, po tistem pa bom mogoče začela delati vadbe vsak drugi dan.


Ne morem ravno reči, da sem ponosna na zadnja dva tedna. Vmes so bile vaje, ki so mi šle odlično, ko sem dala od sebe res vse, dostikrat pa sem bila brez motivacije in sem se komaj privlekla skozi vadbo (čeprav nekje na sredini je potem začelo iti lažje). Najbolj sem jezna nase, ker sem začela pretiravati s prehrano. Na začetku sem se še dokaj držala tega, da nisem jedla sladkega, od mojega rojstnega dne pa je bilo skoraj vsak dan nekaj  - ali kakšen sladoled ali pogača. Druga stvar pa je, da sem po vadbi začela čutiti močno željo po energijskih pijačah. Ne vem, kaj je z mano, ampak vsak dan sem spila eno, kar niti ni fajn, glede na to, da ena vsebuje nemajhno količino cukra, tako da sem se odločila temu storiti konec in se jim odpovedati. Odpovedati se nameravam tudi vsemu ostalemu sladkemu, kar sem do sedaj jedla, se pravi sladoledu in pogačam (edini vikend, ko si lahko privoščim kaj sladkega, je čez 2 tedna, ko bom na bratrančevi poroki). V glavnem, prekiniti moram "pretiravanje" s prehrano, ker potem rezultati niso vidni, meni pa motivacija pada. Prva dva tedna je šlo s prehrano odlično, od rojstnega dne pa samo navzdol.

Kot sem že v prejšnjem postu rekla, se na začetku vadbe nisem izmerila, za kar mi je žal, sem se pa izmerila v začetku tretjega tedna, tako da bom končne rezultate primerjala s tem. Kar se samih kilogramov tiče, da sem v zadnjem mesecu izgubila 4 kg. Mogoče se ne zdi veliko, ampak zame je dovolj, raje grem počasi, ampak glavno je, da gre dol. Računam, da jih bom do konca Insanitya izgubila podobno število, celotna številka pa bo na koncu krasen rezultat za trud in motivacija še za naprej.

Malce se bojim jutrišnjega dne, ker sem se danes ves dan počutila katastrofalno, mislim, da sem se prehlad, in bojim se, da bo jutri huje, česar si pa res ne želim, ker želim nadaljevati z vadbo. Me pa malce tudi skrbi, ker so naslednji teden vsak dan iste vaje, da se bom hitro naveličala. Bomo videli. Več o naslednjem tednu in kako mi bo šlo v prihodnje s prehrano, pa čez 3 tedne, saj sem čez dva tedna čez vikend na poroki in dvomim, da bom imela kaj časa za blog, pa tudi pisati o več tednih skupaj kot samo o enem je bolj zanimivo. Hvala za pozornost!

Obe fotografiji sta prevzeti z interneta.

My Eyeshadow Palette Collection

I was asked few times to show you my makeup collection, but always when I think about how much work would require that kind of post, because taking photos and editing would take me ages, I change my mind (and that probably tells you my makeup collection isn’t small). So I decided to show you my collection piece by piece. You really seemed to like My blush collection post, so today I decided to show you my eyeshadow palette collection. I didn't add swatches of each palette, because most of them I already reviewed, so you can check those swatches. Links will be under the name of the palette.

Catrice Big City Life San Francisco and Paris palettes
San Francisco and Paris were part of second Big City Life collection and are palettes that contain 6 eyeshadows, two blushes, black kajal pencil and a brush. Paris is more everyday palette, while San Francisco is more for those who like blue eyeshadows. I like them both, but it’s been for even since these were used. I have many other palettes that I rather use, but I haven’t give these away because the packaging is just too cute (gosh, I’m the worse when it comes to packaging).


Beauty UK 1 Pastels
This is a palette with 10 pastel shimmery shades. It’s one of my least favourite palettes in my collection, I actually like the best both brown shades. I rarely use it.

Beauty UK 4 Glitz
This is a palette with 10 colourful eyeshadows that contain silver glitter. It’s not that is a bad palette, although colour combination is a bit crazy, but it comes handy occasionally.

Beauty UK 4 Earth Child
This is my favourite Beauty UK palette. It’s more of a neutral palette and perfect for days when I don’t want colour on eyes. In the past it was more often used than it is now, I’m really neglecting it.

Beauty UK 5 Twilight
A palette with 10 darker blue and purple eyeshadows that is perfect for those who prefer dark shades. It’s actually quite lovely palette, I have to use it again soon.

Beauty UK 6 Day&Night
By my opinion this is the best Beauty UK palette, because it has the best pigmented eyeshadows – all others have an okay pigmentation, but we can find many brands that make better palettes. This one also has a bit strange mixture of colours, but I don’t mind. 


 MUA Undressed
This is a first ever made dupe for Naked 1 (as far as I know, but I might be wrong). I use to loved this palette, because it has gorgeous shades and it’s good pigmented, but with time I started to neglect it. It’s one of those palettes I’ll have to take out of the box and start using again.

MUA Glamour Nights
Few shades in this palette are quite amazing, but overall it’s not one of my favourites, because I don’t have any ideas how to wear it. Golden, purple, green and red shades are quite pretty, but others are usual or better said boring. I don’t have a review about it, although I did swatch it, because I’m not a huge fan of it and I decided not to review it in the end.

MUA Dusk Till Down
Another palette that’s not my favourite. It has quite boring shades, although few of them are quite interesting (like green or purple duochrome one). 


Sleek Curacao
Unfortunately this one was a limited edition palette, but it’s one of my favourite palettes ever. I use it all the time when I’m doing colourful looks, because it has amazingly pigmented matte eyeshadows (and some are shimmery). And it’s colourful, what is the main reason I felt in love with it.

Sleek Chaos
Probably my least used Sleek palette. It has 12 matte shades, a combination of coloured and everyday shades, but I don’t use it much. I think it’s guilty that colourful shades are not as bright as in Curacao or Acid palettes.

Sleek Acid
Another favourite Sleek palette. It has a combination of shimmery and matte eyeshadows, but it has neon shades! Neon makes me happy, what can I say. You can find many makeup looks with it on my blog. I definitely recommend this palette to anyone, who wants to play with makeup or just loves colours.

Sleek Storm
Storm was one of my first palettes and the reason I felt in love with this brand. It’s a palette that allows me to do a gentle or smokey look and it has some gorgeous shades; few of them I’d also place in my perfect palette if I’d do it (check the tag here). 

Sleek Vintage Romance

Vintage Romance is another palette that was a part of limited edition, and it was very popular among bloggers when it came out. It’s no wonder, because it has a gorgeous colour selection, perfect especially for fall and winter season. 

 Makeup Revolution Acid Brights
This is a dupe for Sleek Acid palette. You can find my comparison with it here. I personally prefer Sleek palette.

Makeup Revolution Hot Smoked
This palette stole my heart immediately. 12 eyeshadows in brighter matte and darker shimmery shades are just perfect for someone like me who likes darker looks, but these long lids are not the prettiest and eyeshadows crease on me after some time.

Makeup Revolution Dia de los Muertos
This is a palette with 12 eyeshadows in square lid and 6 in round lids. It’s not a bad palette at all, if your collection is small, but I noticed that some of the eyeshadows are very similar to the ones in Acid Brights and Hot Smoked palettes. Surprisingly my favourite eyeshadows in this palette are four neutral matte ones in round lids.

Makeup Revolution Big Love
This is my latest addition to my Makeup Revolution palette family. It’s a 3 in 1 palette. It has 3 sections with 5 eyeshadows that allow you to create one look, but you can of course mix them. It’s a lovely palette. 


NYX The Caribbean Collection I Dream of Saint Lucia
This palette has 5 coloured eyeshadows that are really nicely pigmented, but it’s not as often used as it could be, regarding its bright shades.

Inglot palette (freedom system)
I won this palette on Parokeets blog and I was over the moon because of that, because Inglot eyeshadows are amazing – pigmentation, duration time, application ... I have nothing bad to say about them.

Deborah Milano Smokey Eye Nude Rose

Deborah Milano created four palettes that allow you to do a smokey look. I chose palette with more rosy shades, which is unusual for me, but it was the prettiest. Although I think MR and Sleek make better palettes, this one is good as well. 


 Flormar Pretty Compact P041
Flormar has four warm coloured eyeshadows that remind me on fall leaves, so for me this is a perfect palette for that season. The pigmentation is quite good; I was surprised, because I didn’t expect it.

Deborah Milano Hi Tech 08
This is a trio palette with golden, purple and burgundy metallic shades that are nicely pigmented.

Isadora Northern Lights
I’m not a fan of this palette. It has one white and three purple eyeshadows, but they are way too shimmery for me.

MeMeMe Goddess Eyes
Another of my favourite palettes. It’s a palette with four shades that one can wear on a daily basis, and the pigmentation is also good (I had a trio palette before as well, but the pigmentation was far from this one). I especially love it, because it gives a golden look to my eyes.


Wet’n’Wild Comfort Zone
I rambled about this palette a lot. I really like its soft and good pigmented eyeshadows.

Catrice Absolute Matt Eyes Wide Matt
This is my go to palette, since I decided to hit a pan on it this year. I already hit the pan on two shades and soon I’ll hit it on two others as well, so it can happen that I’ll use most of it till the end of the year. This palette has nicely pigmented matte eyeshadows that are great for every day.

Essence All About Sunrise
Quite surprisingly, I haven’t used this palette yet. But the shades look amazing for summer, so it’ll come handy soon. 

Essence Metallics Steel Me Quattro and Copper Rulez
These were a part of an old Essence LE Metallics and Copper Rulez was one of my all time favourite palettes. I used it quite a lot in a short time, but then I started to collect palettes and mono eyeshadows, and in my growing collection this one stayed behind.

Essence Pocket Beauty Eye Love to Travel
This was a part of regular collection some time ago. It’s an average palette and I haven’t used it for ages, so I should probably throw it away.

Essence Cherry Blossom Girl Under a Cherry Tree
Another Essence LE palette. Although it’s not as amazingly pigmented as coloured eyeshadows by some other brands are, I like it, especially because of a peachy shade.

Essence Sun Club Long Island Breeze
Another palette that was in regular assortment few years ago, but then it got discontinued. Back when I got it I was using it quite a lot.

Essence Vampire’s Love Love at First Sight
I kind of liked this palette when I got it, but now I can’t find a purpose for it anymore, I have so many better palettes.

Essence Legends of the Sky From Zero to Hero
A palette with quite special packaging and it’s actually the same with her as with Love at First Sight palette. I liked it at the beginning, but now I find it’s not enough pigmented to use it by colourful looks.

Essence Ready for Boarding Beauty on Tour

Although this palette has an average pigmentation, most of the shades are pastels and I loved it in the past, because it always allowed me to do a gentle look with it. Even now I still like it, it’s so pretty. 


Parisax Bleu Nuage
This is probably my least favourite palette of all time, I have no idea why I still own it. It has 5 blue toned eyeshadows, but most of them have grey undertone, which I don’t like, and when they are blended they look just too similar.

Manhattan M&Buffalo Beige Ballerina and Green Stiletto
Review and swatches here and here
Manhattan released few palettes with four matte eyeshadows some time ago and back then I was all about neutral and green shades. None of these palettes are bad, but now I sometimes use only Beige Ballerina, I completely neglected Green Stiletto.

Catrice Revoltaire Toxic Combination
As I said before, in the past I was all about green eyeshadows, so this palette had to be mine, too. Not to mention the nice packaging this palette has. I used it few times when I got it, but now not anymore.

Catrice Rumble in the Jungle
I got this palette because I really felt in love with colour combination, although it’s not typical. Again, as it happened with all other small palettes I soon started to neglect it.

S-he Stylezone Eyeshadow Quattro 245

This palette hid from my camera, that’s why it’s not on photo. :P It’s my recent purchase and I have to admit that S-he did a quite good job with it. It’s a colourful palette, so no wonder I had to have it. 


What I learned from this post? That I should really get rid of some old and unused palettes, because they don’t get any love, that Sleek makes the best palettes (if I focus on my collection) and that my collection isn’t small, but again not as huge as it seemed when I was taking photos.


Now tell me something about your palette collection? Do we have any similar? How do you like my collection? Do we have any palettes in common? Thank you for reading!

Review and Swatches: Essence Liquid Ink Matte and High Gloss Eyeliners

When it comes to eye makeup eyeliner is a must for me. I do wear eye makeup without eyeliner, when I don’t have time to draw a line (I need to take time for a nice, straight, precise line) or when I’m not in the mood for it, but eyeliner makes a huge difference in my makeup. My favourite or most used are liquid eyeliners, although these are not the easiest to use. Today I’m going to talk about Essence Liquid Ink eyeliners that a lot of people love, while I like them, but I can’t say I’m madly in love with them.


The family of Essence Liquid Ink eyeliners got bigger last fall, when Essence released Matt and High Gloss eyeliners. As the name already says they main feature is the finish. One gives completely matte look, while other high glossy one. They are packed in a black standard Essence packaging with a thin brush. I’ve never notice this till now, but High Gloss eyeliner has a smaller and thinner brush than Matt eyeliner (or maybe is this just in my case). That also means that High Gloss eyeliner is easier to maintain.

The formula of these eyeliners is very wet, but with good colour payoff, because it covers the skin with first layer already. One can do a thin or thicker line with them; it depends from one’s preferences (if you noticed I like thicker line). They upgrade nicely, because they don’t dry too fast, which means you are able to layer it and fix the mistakes you did and that way to create a perfect line. Then again they dry quickly enough, so that they don’t transfer on the upper part, above the crease. Liquid eyeliners never make a problem by doing a flick and the same is here (I only have a problem by doing a flick with some not so great pencil eyeliners). Both eyeliners are true black shades.  


Now let’s go to some not so great qualities (or better said quality). The one that bothers me the most is that soon after application they start to crackle in the inner corner of my eye, sometimes also on the part where the flick starts. Luckily I wear glasses, which makes this almost imperceptible for other people, but it bothers me. These don’t smudge a whole day if I don’t touch them, but if I get tears in my eyes or I get in touch with water (for example rain) they do smudge. Both of them, actually, which surprises me, because Matt eyeliner should be waterproof; at least that’s what it says on the packaging. I think I quite used up Matt eyeliner, because it already became thicker and a bit harder to apply nicely, but I don’t have a huge problem with that, because that happens with all liquid eyeliners. I also have to point out that none of these irritated my eyes in any way. The removal is not the easiest, but it’s also not something that micellar water couldn’t remove with a bit more attention. 

Essence Liquid Ink High Gloss eyeliner.
Essence Liquid Ink Matte eyeliner.

These contain 3 g of product and cost around 3 € (available in drugstores that sell Essence). As I said, I do like them, although I can’t say I’m madly in love with them. But for the price these are good eyeliners. Finishes are different, so there’s something for everyone. I personally still prefer Catrice Ultra FineInk eyeliner in shade Don’t Move, but unfortunately I don’t have it anymore to compare it with Essence eyeliners. I also haven’t repurchased it yet, because I want to use up those eyeliners I already have first.

Have you tried Essence Liquid Ink eyeliners? What do you think about them? Thank you for reading!

Nagradna igra: Postani blogerka za en dan

A že dlje časa razmišljaš, da bi odprla blog in začela pisati ocene ali pa zgolj uživaš v kozmetiki? Potem je tale nagradna igra kot nalašč zate. Odločila sem se, da bom tokrat priredila malce drugačno nagradno igro; tako, v kateri se bo treba za nagrado malce bolj potruditi, in sicer boš dobila priložnost, da postaneš blogerka za en dan. Upam, da te to, da bo treba za nagrado storiti malce več, kot le vpisati običajne podatke, vseeno ne bo odvrnilo od sodelovanja, ker verjamem, da bo zanimivo in zabavno tako zate kot zame.

Pravila nagradne igre »Postani blogerka za en dan«:
  1. Nagradna igra je odprta za vse, ki imajo stalno prebivališče v Sloveniji.
  2. S tem, ko sodelujete v nagradni igri, soglašate, da bo vsebina javno objavljena na blogu Taya My Little Beauty World brez možnosti izbrisa (razen v primeru, da se jaz kot avtorica bloga odločim zapreti in v celoti izbrisati blog).
  3. Vaša naloga je, da izberete en izdelek, ki vas je navdušil ali pa mogoče razočaral, ga pofotkate, poswatchate in ocenite. Ocena naj vsebuje vse pomembne podatke o izdelku. Izdelek, ki ga boste ocenile, je popolnoma vaša izbira, lahko pa je krema za obraz, paleta, šminka, šampon za lase …  
  4. Spodnja meja za objavo ocene je 300 besed, zgornja meja št. besed pa je poljubna.
  5. Ocena naj bo spisana v slovenskem jeziku, po želji pa lahko dodate tudi angleško besedilo.
  6. Ocena naj bo napisana v Wordu, ne pozabite pa dodati naslova. Fotografije k oceni naj bodo poslane v originalni velikosti kot priložena datoteka, jih pa lahko dodate tudi v oceno (ali pa med besedilom napišete, kam sodi katera fotografija), da bom vedela, kam jih dodati.
  7. Oceno lahko objavite pod svojim imenom, lahko pa pod vzdevkom, vendar mi v elektronskem sporočilu vseeno napišite vaše pravo ime in priimek.  
  8. V tej nagradni igri lahko sodelujejo samo osebe, ki še nimajo lastnega bloga (še posebej lepotnega!) oz. svoje lastne Facebook strani, na kateri objavljajo ocene kozmetičnih izdelkov.
  9. Oceno mi skupaj s fotografijami pošljite do 8. junija 2015 na elektronski naslov tgjerkes@gmail.com

S ponedeljkom, 9. 6., se začne objavljanje ocen, in sicer bodo objavljene po vrsti, kot bodo prispele na moj mejl. Vsaka ocena bo objavljena samostojno kot en post, na dan pa bo objavljena ena ocena. Nagrajenke bodo 3, in sicer bodo zmagala dekleta, ki se bodo pri ocenah najbolj potrudila, imena pa bodo objavljena nekaj dni po tem, ko bo objavljena zadnja ocena. Če se ne bom mogla odločiti, katere so najboljše, bo odločil žreb. Vse 3 nagrajenke bodo osvojile lepe nagrade, ki jih podarja Avon. 

Ena nagrada vsebuje:
  • Avon Ideal Flawless perle za lice
  • Avon Super Shock maskaro v odtenku Black
  • Čopič za nanos rdečila
  • Set Anew Vitale izdelkov za nego kože (gel za čiščenje, dnevna krema, nočna krema, krema za področje oči)
  • en Avon lak (Creme Brulee, Inky Blue, Red Velvet)

Ob tej priložnosti bi se najlepše zahvalila Avonu za darovane nagrade. 


Da pa se drage kolegice blogerke ne bodo čutile izključene, bom nagrade podelila tudi 3 osebam, ki bodo komentirale ocene, ki jih bodo dekleta poslala. Komentirajo in v žrebanju za nagrado lahko sodelujejo tudi tisti, ki bodo poslali oceno. En komentar bo pomenil eno točko, torej večkrat komentirate, več možnosti imate, da osvojite nagrado. Komentirajo lahko vsi, saj imam vključene anonimne komentarje, vendar bom upoštevala samo tiste komentatorje, ki se bodo podpisali (z imenom ali vzdevkom). Žaljivi komentarji bodo izbrisani. Komentatorji, ki bodo prejeli nagrado, bodo trije in bodo izžrebani naključno.  


Drage dame, upam, da se boste odločile sodelovati v tej nagradni igri, saj bi vas z veseljem gostila na svojem blogu. Če vas zanima še kaj, me lahko vprašate v komentarju ali pa mi pišete na mejl tgjerkes@gmail.com. Hvala za pozornost!

Makeup on a Budget: Drugstore Beauty

It's not a secret that I'm a drugstore makeup buyer and that I love inexpensive makeup. The fact that the product costs a little amount of money doesn't always mean that is bad. In this post I'd like to share few ideas for those, who are starting with makeup and have a limited budget to buy it. I'm going to recommend few products that I love and probably mention also a few that my co-bloggers love.

First thing first, a skin care. Taking care of your skin is the most important, because no makeup can save skin problems (it can only cover them up). I personally have normal to dry skin, so for me the most important thing is to moisture the skin before applying makeup. I have to pay special attention to my nose, where my skin can be the driest, and to my forehead – I have to make sure that makeup won’t emphasize any dry parts on my skin. My favourite cream to use it Mixa Anti-Dryness cream with 10% glycerin, because it moisturizes and mattifies my skin and it's also great to use under foundation. 


PRIMER
I wasn’t using primers for a long time and if you're a beginner I'd say it's not necessary. Primers smooth your skin and are a base for foundation. They should also prolong the duration of a foundation on your face. My favourite primer is L'Oreal Lumi Magique primer (around 13 €), which gives a healthy glow to my skin. I also love to use it as highlighter. Very popular primer in beauty world is also Max Factor Face Finity All Day primer (around 13 €).
Very important is also an eyeshadow base, especially if you have oily lids, because it prevents eyeshadow from creasing. The best in our drugstores and not expensive at all is, by my opinion, Catrice Prime&Fine (3,79€). Eyeshadows are easy to blend over it, don't crease and look intense.

FOUNDATION
The choice of foundation depends from personal preferences. Some like dewy finish, some matte, some like light coverage, some full coverage. The choice of a foundation also depends a lot from your skin tone (pink, yellow, neutral). Many people say that foundation is meant to even out the skin and that's the purpose I use it for. I suggest you to go to the drugstore and ask for a sample to try it at home. I highly recommend Bourjois foundations because they have big range of shades, also very light ones if you're pale. Healthy Mix serum (around 15€) is perfect for those who search a light coverage and a dewy finish. On the other hand you can try Catrice foundations. I find All Matt Plus (6,79€) and Nude Illusion (7,69€) perfect foundation collections. Both have medium coverage and gave matte finish to the skin. Bourjois has yellow undertone and both Catrice foundation have more neutral tone. If you can’t find a perfect match, you can mix different foundations. Now, if you're searching a full coverage foundation, try Revlon’s, many Slovenian bloggers recommend them. 

CONCEALER
Concealer is a product that should cover up all imperfections and blemishes on your skin. I personally don't have much blemishes on my skin and foundation covers almost everything, but I need a concealer to cover up my under eye circles and I also use it around my nose, where my skin tends to be very red. My favourite is Essence Stay All Day Longlasting 16h concealer. For 3 € you get a medium coverage concealer that is good to use on under eye area and on blemished on the face. Very similar to Essence is new Catrice Velvet Finish (4,69€), with the difference that's a bit drier, but it works great anyway, as well under my eyes as also for redness around my nose. The best for covering blemishes is Catrice Camouflage cream (3,29€). It has thicker consistency than concealers, but it blends easily and it to the skin. All three mentioned products have shades, bright enough for paler people like I.

BLUSH
Blushes are probably my favourite makeup products beside eyeshadows which allow me to create many different looks. Some people don't use blushes, but by my opinion they are a must. I mean, we all have our natural blush, right? The best in our drugstores, and I ramble a lot about them, are Catrice Defining blushes (3,79€). Catrice offers 9 different matte shades and every girl can find a blush that will suit her complexion. One of my favourite drugstore blushes is also Maybelline 501(2,89€). Unlike Catrice Maybelline offers shimmery shades and I think these are worth checking. Blushes that are worth checking for are also Essence blushes from trend edition collections. Essence releases new collections all the time and during years they released few gems. Not to mention cute designs on blushes, they always make an effort with these.
If you like shopping on internet, I suggest you to check Sleek blushes (around 6,50€). Besides sturdy and high quality packaging they offer amazing pigmented shades. My favourite is Pomegranate. The inexpensive brand that won't disappoint you is also Makeup Revolution. I tried only cream blushes from them them, but bloggers all over the word like powdery ones and Vivid Blush Lacquer in shade O Boy (4,95€) I tried blue my mind, because it's so good pigmented that you need only a tiny bit of product to achieve colour on cheeks. Also, the palette All About Cream (8,95€) contains 8 very nicely pigmented blushes.

HIGHLIGHTER
I didn't wear highlighters for a long time, but when I discovered their beauty, they became a non-replaceable part of my collection. Essence can produce true gems in their trend edition collections, so I suggest you to check those if you have a chance. One of those highlighters is Metal Glam Gold Digger, which is loved by many bloggers. In regular assortment they offer creamy highlighter Soo Glow! Look on the Bright Side (2,99€) that's easy to use and gives a gorgeous shine to the cheeks. Natural cosmetics lovers know brand Terra Naturi very well. While their products are a hit or a miss, highlighter Golden Highlight (3,99€) is worth trying. It's a golden shimmery highlighter. Brand we cannot skip when mentioning highlighters is Makeup Revolution. Their baked blushes and highlighter is cute heart shape are very popular and from my experience I can say that they are not bad. I tried a Goddess of Love (5,95€), which is a highlighter with pink hue and it looks pretty on cheeks.

LIP PRODUCTS
If you are "scared" of colors and like lipglosses, I suggest checking Catrice Beautifying lipsmoothers (3,79€) and Deborah Milano Glossissimo (around 6€) lip glosses. Both are moisturizing and give a bit of colour to the lips. Essence and Catrice offer nude lipsticks as well as bright and bold one, and both brands make great lipsticks for a low price. The brand that's also worth checking is P2. I tried one of their lipsticks, but it impressed me like no one before. P2 is availableon Moja drogerija for 3-5€. Brand that probably offers the best lipsticks in our drugstore is Bourjois. Their product cost a bit more, but they won't easily disappoint you. My personally favourite is Rouge Velvet edition (around 14€), which offers matte shades.

MASCARA
Mascara is quite a personal choice. Everyone has different lashes and everyone expect different effect from mascara. I personally adore mascaras that give me a volume and Essence I LikeExtreme, Miyo Big Fat Smoky lashes and Essence Lash Princess did this job great. All mascaras cost less than 5 €.


Let me know, what are your favourite drugstore products. Thank you for reading!

Jasmina Lebar - Sminčjeans

Danes imam za vas na blogu nekaj drugačnega, in sicer bi vam rada predstavila Jasmino, umetnico in ustvarjalko, ki iz tekstila ustvarja prekrasen nakit, poleg tega pa je zagotova ena najbolj pozitivnih oseb, kar jih poznam. Na njenem Facebook profilu boste lahko prebrali, da je "kreativna, romantična, rokerska ustvarjalka, ki ima rada naravo, otroke in motorje, velik poudarek pa daje tudi ponovni uporabi, recikliranju in naravi." Več o njej pa v spodnjih vrsticah. 


Povej nam nekaj o sebi. 
Ljubiteljica narave, otrok, motorjev in ustvarjalnosti. Moje delovanje temelji na ponovni uporabi in recikliranju. Skozi svoje ustvarjanje želim ljudi osveščati o tem, da lahko zavrženim stvarem damo neko novo uporabno vrednost.

Kdaj si začela ustvarjati? 
V bistvu rada ustvarjam že od nekdaj, včasih sem risala, lepila in rezala, spet drugič pesmi pisala. Že v osnovni šoli me je pritegnilo oblikovanje tekstila, tako da sem kakšne hlače na skrivaj razrezala, da so bile bolj široke, si za pust predelala kavbojsko krilo ali z raznimi verzi popisala stare raztrgane kavbojke :) Nekaj časa pa sem se vrtela tudi okoli ideje, da bi predelovala stara kolesa. Tako da je ustvarjalnost bila in verjamem, da tudi vedno bo del mene :)

Kako se je rodila znamka/ime Sminčjeans? 
Ime Sminčjeans sem izbrala v sklopu operacije Podjetno v svet podjetništva. Sminč je moj vzdevek iz srednješolskih let in ker je bilo ustvarjanje z jeansom moja dolgoletna želja, sem ti dve stvari združila ter začela razvijati poslovno idejo, pod katero sedaj ustvarjam modne dodatke in dodatke za dom.


Kakšen je tvoj kreativni proces, kako nastajajo tvoji izdelki? 
Moji procesi, predvsem tisti v fazi šivanja so včasih pravi kreativni kaos ... seveda, kakšni pa naj bi bili, če pa sem več ali manj samouk na tem področju :) Po navadi začnem s skiciranjem in risanjem krojev, včasih to fazo kar preskočim in pustim prosto pot domišljiji, škarjam in šivalnemu stroju. Tako da mi pri delu domišljija ter iznajdljivost prideta vedno prav. Prav tako sta nepogrešljiva pri raznih čičkah čačkah in packastih packah, s katerimi rada popestrim jeans, vmes pa še kakšno slikarsko platno :)

Kako bi opisala svoj slog, svoje izdelke?
Je kolaž vsega kar obožujem ... prepleta se skozi jeans, gumbe, pike in slike, potuje čez prelivajoče se barvne odtenke, dotika se tudi razcefranih dodatkov, vmes pohajkuje s srčki, hiškami in drevesi, spet drugič se obleče v dimnikarja in prinaša srečo.

Komu so tvoji izdelki namenjeni?
Vsem, ki so takšni kot drugi, vendar drugačni :)


Želje/načrti za naprej.
Še naprej biti v družbi otrok in ustvarjalnih trenutkov. V svetlem in prostornem ateljeju prelivati ideje na papir in jeans, na motorju ter v naravi pa se prepustiti sproščanju ter uživati v čarobnih trenutkih življenja.

Jasmino lahko spremljate na Facebook strani ali blogu, lahko pa ji pišete tudi po elektronski pošti:
smincjeans@gmail.com

Vabljene na mojo Facebook stran Taya My Little Beauty World, kjer lahko med 20. 5. in 27. 5. 2015 osvojite zapestnico, ki jo je naredila Jasmina.

Hvala Jasmini za gostovanje na blogu in hvala vam za pozornost!

FOTD: Birthday Makeup Look

As a huge makeup junkie I can't celebrate my birthday without colorful makeup, right? I had no idea what kind of makeup I want to wear on my eyes, but I guess purple and blue are really my type of colours. I can't deny I feel amazing with colourful look, even if I go only shopping, like I went today, and I definitely needed a break from nude looks I mostly wear lately, because I'm trying to use Catrice Absolute Matt palette as much as possible. I combined the look with one of the prettiest lip shades there is - a combination of Essence lip liner in A Girl's Dream and Bourjois Nude-ist. I didn't add false lashes to this look, because I wore it a whole day and because of my glasses it's impossible to wear false lashes. But I think makeup would look even better with them. 
I couldn't decided which photo of this makeup I want to post, so prepare for a photo heavy post. Information about products I used for this look can be found lower in this post. 


Products I used: 
*Face
- Bourjois Healthy Mix 51 Light Vanilla
- Catrice Velvet Finish 01 Velvet Ivory concealer
- Maybelline Anti-Age Effect 03 Fair concealer
- Artistry Exact Fir Creampowder
- Catrice Coral Me Maybe blush
- P2 High Beam highlighter

*Eyes
- Catrice Prime and Fine eyeshadow base
- Sleek Curacao (Martini, Blue Hawaiian, Blue Lagoon, Singapore Sling, Espresso Martini)
- Miyo 39
- S-he Stylezone Eyeshadow Quattro 245
- Essence Liquid Ink High Gloss liner
- Toyoko longlasting eyeliner 508
- Oriflame The Eyes White Open mascara
- Essence Lash Princess mascara
- Essence How To Make Brows Wow palette (Love Brunettes for brows and Lift Up for highlighting)

*Lips
- Essence A Girls Dream lip liner
- Bourjois Nude-ist


 How do you like this look? Thank you for reading!

Review and Swatches: Catrice Defining Blushes

I was introduced to Catrice Defining Blush collection two years ago. I mean, people were bragging about them before, but I never paid too much attention to them, until I didn’t put Pinkerbell in bag two year ago on Catrice and Essence event. I was so impressed by this blush that I had to get few more and today I’m presenting you Think Pink, Mandy-rine and Love&Peach, beside Pinkerbell, of course. I recently purchased Rose Royse as well, but that blush will get its own review, because I haven’t properly used it yet. 


The packaging of Defining blushes is nothing special, is a transparent rectangular plastic packaging with the name of the blush collection on top and all information on the back, but it’s sturdy with great closure system that will prevent opening of the blush, if you’re going to carry it in your bag. 

The texture of these blushes is amazing – silky and soft. They are quite buttery and not too powdery. They swatch evenly on the back of the hand and the same they act when I’m applying them on cheeks. By swirling the brush into the blush I can quickly apply it too much on face because of a good colour payoff (especially Pinkerbell), so I rather dab the brush into the blush, shake it lightly and then build it up to the intensity I want. The duration time depends from how much of the blush I apply, but mostly these survive on cheeks a whole working day. All shades from this collection are matte, so these are perfect for people who like matte finish on cheeks or for people like me who like to use stronger highlighter on the top of the cheek.


Catrice Love&Peach
This is a vivid peach shade


Catrice Pinkerbell
This is a bright pink shade. It definitely won’t be a shade for everyone, but I love it. It‘s stronger pink than Think Pink and the difference between them is definitely visible on cheeks. 


Catrice Mandy-rine
This is my all time favourite blush, because it really looks natural on cheeks and it goes well with every look I do. It’s a peachy shade, but nothing close to Love&Peach, which has a bit more coral in it than Mandy-rine.


Catrice Think Pink
This is a coral-pink shade, but it gives more rosy look to the cheeks. 


Catrice blushes contain 5 g of product and they cost 3, 79 €. In my book these are the best drugstore blushes. The quality is amazing and you won’t be disappointed. You can get them in DM, Tuš drugstore and Müller.

Have you tried Catrice Defining Blush line before? What do you think about them? Thank you for reading!

Random Sunday #49 (Trying to Be More Healthy)

Kljub angleškemu naslovu bo tale članek v slovenščini – preprosto zato, ker se mi je v maternem jeziku lažje izražati.
Sorry, ladies, this post will be only in Slovene, because I find it easier to express my thoughts in my mother's language. 

Vedno sem spadala v skupino bolj lenih ljudi, ki ne dajo dosti na gibanje in telovadbo. Zame je bilo v osnovnošolskih in srednješolskih časih poleg telovadbe v šoli razgibavanje delo doma na njivi in vrtu, pa še kakšen sprehod zraven. Potem so prišli študentski časi, ko največkrat zaradi predavanj in učenja ni bilo časa za daljše sprehode ali pa sem bila preprosto lena, teka pa tako ali tako nikoli nisem marala. Da ne omenjam nezdrave prehrane, ki jo je študentsko življenje prineslo, čokolado in sladke pijače pa sem že od nekdaj oboževala – vse to pa je botrovalo temu, da sem se v zadnjih nekaj letih zredila za ogromno število kilogramov. Vse skupaj je vodilo k precej nezdravemu načinu življenja in skrajni čas je bil, da naredim nekaj v tej smeri.

Lansko leto sem nekaj mesecev delala v fitnesu in tako začela fitnes tudi obiskovati, ampak za razliko od mnogih meni fitnes ni prirasel k srcu. Potem sem januarja, ko sem se spet vrnila na staro delovno mesto, kjer sem delala samo dopoldne, začela obiskovati aerobiko, ki pa mi je takoj zlezla pod kožo in vsako uro aerobike sem z veseljem pričakovala. Na ta način sem se navadila na redno gibanje in ugotovila, da mi pošteno manjka, ko je kakšna ura aerobike odpadla. Pridobila pa sem tudi na kondiciji, ki mi je je pošteno primanjkovalo. S prihodom pomladi so se naše ure aerobike počasi zaključile. Ker sem se želela še naprej redno gibati, se dvakrat do trikrat na teden delala vaje iz Youtube spletne strani Fitness Blender, ker pa nisem bila tako pridna in se mi včasih ni dalo, sem se odločila, da bom začela z vadbo, pri kateri bo potrebne dosti več discipline – z vadbo Insanity.


Insanity je vadba, ki poteka 6 dni na teden po 9 tednov. Sicer sem jo delala že dve leti nazaj in takrat že po enem mesecu opazila rezultate, ampak me je vmes zaradi pisanja diplomskih prijela lenoba in vadbe nisem dokončala. Tokrat sem se odločila, da bo drugače, k čemur bi se rada spodbudila tudi s tem zapisom. Ker mi gre izziv o kozmetiki, ki jo želim porabiti, zelo dobro, k čemur verjetno prispeva tudi zapis na tem blogu, sem se odločila, da bom naredila objavo tudi o Insanity vadbi. Edino, kar obžalujem, je, da nisem začela pisati dnevnika že s prvim dnem vadbe, kot to počne Maja iz bloga Telovadit začnem vedno na isti dan –  jutri, saj bi tako lažje spremljala svoje občutke skozi celotno vadbo.

Prvi teden sem imela nekako še največ inspiracije. K vajam sem se spravila z lahkoto in tudi lažje sem jim sledila, kot npr. pred dvema letoma (se vidi, da sem takrat začela z ničle, tokrat pa sem imela kar nekaj kondicije). Najtežje mi je bilo prejšnjo soboto, kajti takrat je bila na vrsti vadba Pure Cardio, ki mi je najtežja, saj še vedno nimam dovolj kondicije, da bi jo naredila v celoti brez vmesnih počitkov, poleg tega pa sem prej 3 ure okopavala buče na njivi. Po prvih nekaj vadbah so me tudi precej bolele noge, kar se je pri okopavanju, kjer se stalno sklanjaš naprej in napenjaš mišice, precej pozna. Drugi teden mi je bilo težje izvajati vaje, pa ne zato, ker bi me vse bolelo od vaj, ampak me je malce prijela lenoba. Nedelja je sicer dan počitka, ampak prejšnjo nedeljo sem bila na kosilu ob obhajilu in to po navadi pomeni hranjenje skozi ves dan. Sicer sem se trudila, da se nisem nažirala in stalno sem pila vodo, ampak naslednji dan se je vseeno poznalo, da sem se najedla precej bolj kot prejšnje dni. Sem pa z vadbo uspešno opravila in naslednje dni je šlo lažje. Vse do petka, ko sem se zbudila v deževen dan. Ne vem, kaj je bilo z mano, ampak nivo energije je bil čisto na ničli in sploh se mi ni dalo iz postelje, kaj šele, da bi šla telovadit. Ampak sem se prisilila in čeprav mi je bilo na začetku tako težko, da sem se komaj vlekla skozi vadbo, sem nekje na sredini začela uživati. Je pa res, da sem potem skoraj ves dan preživela za računalnikom, ker sem se trudila spisati nekaj objav (in na srečo dobila tudi nekaj zanimivih idej ;)). V soboto je bilo precej podobno, tudi takrat sem se komaj spravila k vadbi, ampak po začetnem ogrevanju sem takoj padla noter. Čeprav je bila spet na vrsti Pure Cardio vadba, mi je bilo všeč, da sem prešvicala in dejansko sem potrebovala manj počitka vmes kot po navadi (Pure Cardio je vadba, kjer se najprej nekaj minut razgibavaš, nato raztezaš, potem pa 15 minut delaš različne vaje po eno minuto brez počitka.). Danes je nedelja, dan počitka, in dva tedna sta že za mano. Če odmislim zadnja dva dni, mi je prav v veselje, da se dnevno razgibavam (poleg Insanitya si vzamem tudi kako uro za sprehod z mamo), tako da sem zelo optimistična in verjamem, da mi bo uspelo priti do konca.


Seveda ni vse v gibanju, ampak veliko k boljšemu počutju pripomore tudi prehrana in pitje vode. Sama sem se sicer odločila, da ne bom šla na nobeno dieto, kjer bi bila več lačna kot sita, oz. svoje prehrane ne bom drastično spreminjala, ampak se bom osredotočila bolj na to, da zmanjšam obroke in se odpovem sladkarijam in sladkim pijačam. Sicer si občasno privoščim kakšno pregreho, kot je bil kos torte na obhajilu ali pa kakšen sladoled, ampak čokoladam in keksom, ki so se znali znajti na jedilniku vsak dan, sem se odpovedala in moram priznati, da se mi niti ne luštajo preveč. Najprej sem mislila, da bom zaradi manjših obrokov čutila lakoto, ampak je ne. Verjetno je k temu pripomoglo tudi dejstvo, da spijem veliko vode. Si niti ne predstavljam, kako sem včasih skozi dan preživela s pitjem sladkih pijač. Res sem imela grozne navade. Poletja se ne veselim preveč, ker mi vročina ni všeč, se pa veselim dejstva, da bo takrat na vrtu že skoraj vsa zelenjava dozorela, saj mi ni lepšega kot iti na vrt, utrgati domač paradižnik, kumaro ali bučko in si narediti kosilo iz domače zelenjave.

Sama sicer nisem opazila še nobenih rezultatov (no, ja, sami sebi smo vedno najhujši kritik), ampak mi vsi pravijo, da se mi kar pozna, da redno delam vaje, poleg tega pa se počutim dosti boljše kot prej, da ne omenjam, da skorajda nimam groznih glavobolov, ki so me prej stalno mučili. Vse to mi daje motivacijo, da vztrajam še naprej. Prav razmišljam, da bi vsaka dva tedna napisala, kako mi gre Insanity, čeprav vam slik pred in po koncu vadbe ne bom mogla pokazati, ker kot sem rekla, sem se kar vrgla v telovadbo, brez da bi se prej stehtala, izmerila in pofotkala. Mi je sedaj kar žal, da se nisem in da nisem začela pisati dnevnika, saj bi bilo zanimivo prebirati, kako sem se vsak dan ob vadbi počutila. Upam pa, da me bo ta zapis spodbudil, da na sredi ne odneham in pridem do konca.

V kolikor ste že končale z Insanity telovadbo oz. imate kakšen odličen recept za zdrav obrok, mi kar pustite komentar pod tem člankom, saj vsaka dodatna motivacija prav pride. Hvala vam za pozornost!