NOTD: Essence Winter? Wonderlful! A Winter'sTale

Essence's new winter collection is called Winter? Wonderful! and it's already available at Müller. Although blush and highlighter looked amazing because of the gorgeous design I decided to skip them, because I must not buy another blush or highlighter just because of the beautiful design. But the product that I couldn't skip and leave in the store was top coat 01 A Winter's Tale.


01 A Winter's Tale is a glittery top coat with orange shimmer and small and big hexagonal glitter that changes from orange and yellow to green. It's one of those glittery polishes that applies like a dream. With one coat shimmer nicely covers a whole nail and the glitter also sticks nicely on it. As a base I used black cream shade Essence Back to Black, because by my opinion this top coat looks the best over darker shades. I also tried it over brighter shades (neon yellow, to be exact) and the glitter and shimmer were barely visible. So if you want this polish to shine in all of its beauty, use dark nail polishes underneath. Because this is a glittery top coat the removal wasn't as easy as by other finishes, but then again it went off easier as many other glittery polishes. I usually use foil technique to remove glittery polishes, but here I just rubbed a bit harder and the glitter went off without being stuck on my nails (and no, I didn't damage my nails with rubbing).
The top coat comes in a standard Essence round bottle that has the cutest cap with snowflakes. The only thing they should change is the colour of the writing on the bottle, because the silver writing is very hard to read. White would be better, if they wanted to keep the spirit of the winter. The bottle contains 8 ml and the price is 2,19 €. 



What do you think about this top coat? Did you get anything from Winter? Wonderful! TE? I would appreciate every share of this post on social media. Thank you for reading!

40 Blogmas Post Ideas

Hello, ladies! I was thinking through the whole November if I should do Blogmas this year or not, but in the end the decision was made, and yes, I'm doing Blogmas for the second year in a row. Last year I was hosting a Christmas challenge, which I won't do this year, so I had to find and write down 31 blog post ideas. First, because planning is very important by Blogmas, because I'm posting a new content every day and since it can quickly happen that something comes in between, I want to be prepared in advance, and second, because I don't want to post only nails, makeup and reviews in December I wanted to find more interesting Christmas beauty blog post ideas. While I was writing them down I thought why not to share them with you and create a list of few blog post ideas that can be inspiration for you as well. 


1. Christmas gift ideas for her/him
2. Festive makeup tutorial
3. Christmas nail art tutorial
4. Hairstyle ideas for a Christmas party
5. Christmas FOTD or/and NOTD
6. Five places you want to visit in December
7. DIY Christmas gifts ideas
8. Christmas decorating ideas
9. Favourite Christmas movies
10. Christmas playlist
11. Christmas wish list
12. Your Christmas tradition 
13. Festive/Winter pampering essentials*
14. Christmas haul
15. Things you love about Christmas*
16. Winter skin care routine
17. Favourite festive beauty products (nail polishes, makeup)*
18. Find a Christmas tag and answer the questions
19. Makeup or nails inspired by a Christmas movie or song*
20. DIY Christmas cards
21. Christmas baking recipes
22. Get ready with me for a Christmas party
23. Favourite Christmas inspired blog posts from other bloggers (share the love!)
24. What you got for Christmas
25. Christmas outfit of the day
26. Inexpensive Christmas gifts/Secret Santa gift ideas
27. Healthy snack/food ideas for Christmas
28. Winter hair care*
29. DIY advent calendar/write a post about advent calendars you're opening this year
30. Christmas themed collaboration post
31. How to organize blogging in December (we all know December can be a very busy month)
32. Tips and tricks for holiday shopping
33. Blogmas blog post ideas
34. Favourite winter fragnances
35. Favourite stores to buy Christmas ornaments/decoration
36. Christmas wrapping ideas
37. Christmas wishes (your hopes for the future)
38. Christmas/winter candle collection
39, Recipe for your favourite winter beverage
40. Recap of the year 2015 on your blog (I'm doing these kind of posts every year)*

Some of these I did last year (those posts are marked, just click on the star) and few of these I'll do this year. If you have any request, which of these posts you'd like to see on my blog let me know. If you like this post, you are welcome to share it with your readers and followers! Thank you for reading!

Click2Chic Chic Box Black Edition

Click2chic vsakih nekaj mesecev preseneti s t. i. lepotno škatlo oz. beauty boxom, v katerem se skrivajo večinoma full size izdelki iz njihove trgovine, nekaj pa je lahko tudi testerjev. O prvem beauty boxu Chic Things for Smart Girls  sem pisala že prej na blogu, poletnega pa sem preskočila, saj mi izdelki niso bili zanimivi. Pred kratkim so izdali novo škatlo Chic Box Black Edition. Ko sem že spet mislila, da v škatli ne bo nič zanimivega zame, je Lana (Lana Spital Makeup) na Facebooku objavila video, v katerem je razkrila izdelke in moram priznati, da mi je bila vsebina takoj privlačna. Prvi razlog je bil seveda, da nobenega od izdelkov še nisem imela doma, drugi pa, da je bilo na večini izdelkov napisano moje ime. Mislim, mat šminka za ustnice, čopič za blendanje, Tangle Teezer, gel za tuširanje so mi čisto pisani na kožo, saj gre za izdelke, ki jih obožujem in večina je zame nepogrešljivih.


Tangle Teezer Original Orange/Yellow
Cena: 15,49 €
Količina: full size izdelek
Slavni glavnik je popularen tako med blogerkami kot ostalimi uporabnicami, in medtem ko je bil nekaj časa pri nas na voljo samo v specializiranih salonih, ga lahko sedaj kupimo tudi na Click2Chic. Poleg originalnih so na voljo tudi Compact Styler, Aqua Splash in Magic Flowerpot, večina jih pa ima prav zanimiv dizajn. Sama sem prejela Tangle Teezer v neonskih oranžni in rumeni barvi, česar se ne bi mogla bolj razveseliti, kajti neonski odtenki so eni mojih najljubših tako na nohtih, pri makeupu ali oblačilih, kar tiste, ki me že dolgo časa spremljate, zagotovo veste.
Razlog, zakaj punce tako obožujejo Tangle Teezer, mi je bil jasen že ob prvem česanju. Glavnik je zelo nežen, razčeše še tako razvozlane lase (kljub temu da moji ravni lasje niso zahtevni, pogosto spim s spetimi v čop ali spletenimi v kito, kar pa avtomatsko pomeni težje razčesavanje), ne lomi las, ne cuka. Njegova skrivnost je verjetno v kombinaciji krajših in daljših ščetin. Glavnik držala nima, vendar je oblikovan tako, da se prilega roki in originalen je ravno zadosti velik, da ga lahko brez težav držim v roki. Priporočajo ga tudi za razčesavanje mokrih las, vendar sama mokrih las nikoli ne češem.


Subrina gel za tuširanje Moroccan Treasure
Cena: 1,59 €
Količina: 250 ml (full size)
Geli za tuširanje so eni izmed tistih izdelkov, ki jih naravnost obožujem. Mogoče zvenim kot freak, ker so geli za tuširanje pač osnovni in nujen del kozmetične torbice vsakega človeka, vendar ima zame odkrivanje novih dišečih vonjev, krasnih negovalnih formul in uživanje v njih ob koncu dneva prav poseben čar. Sicer za odtenek bolj obožujem kremne gele za tuširanje, vendar so jim oljni zaradi formule, ki se preprosto razmaže po telesu in lepo speni, hkrati pa neguje telo in kožo lepo očisti, tik za petami. Vse te lastnosti gre pripisati tudi Subrininim gelom za tuširanje, ki za nizko ceno ponujajo razvajanje z različnimi božanskimi vonji, ki ostanejo na telesu še nekaj časa po tuširanju. V škatli sem prejela vonj Moroccan Treasure, za katerega moram priznati, da mi ni med najljubšimi in bi sama verjetno raje izbrala katerega drugega, vendar ta gel vsebuje arganovo olje, ki je zaradi svoje negovalne lastnosti še posebej primerno za suho kožo, s katero se sama pogosto borim, še posebej v zimskih mesecih.


Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm 240 Spectaculaire
Cena: 10,89 €
Količina: 2,7 g (full size)
Mat finiš pri šminkah je tisti, ki me vedno prepriča, tudi če ima sama šminka precej izsušujočo formulo, ki mojim ustnicam ne ustreza najbolj, ampak ob negi ustnic in pravilni predpripravi so vedno moja prva izbira. Medtem ko me je Bourjois čisto navdušil s svojo formulo Velvet Matte šmink, sem bila prav radovedna, kako se bo obneslo Revlonov Colorburst Matte Balm rdečilo za ustnice. Sama šminka je v obliki svinčnika v barvi odtenka in nesvetleči, mat embalaži. Svinčnik je na navoj in se ne šili, kar mi je pri takih izdelkih ljubše. Formula šminke je kremasta in nima čisto mat finiša, ampak bolj satenastega, saj ima rahel sijaj. Nanos je poezija, zaradi formule šminka kar zdrsi po ustnicah, oblika svinčnika pa omogoča, da brez težav obrobimo ustnice in jih zapolnimo. Ko se bo konica obrabila in bo površina ravna, bo nanos ob robu ustnic verjetno otežen, zato bo takrat super rešitev svinčnik (lipliner) ali čopič za ustnice. Pigmentacija je prekrasna, saj je šminka prekrivna že s prvim slojem. Izdelek ustnic ne izsušuje in njegova formula je prav prijetno lahka na ustnicah. O obstojnosti težko govorim, ker mi je vsakič, ko sem jo nosila, izginila po različnem času nošenja, bi pa rekla, da nekje od 2 do 3 ure. Kar me je pri tem izdelku najbolj presenetilo, saj tega nisem pričakovala, je vonj po mentolu. Ta mi niti ni toliko moteč kot rahel pekoč občutek na ustnicah takoj po nanosu šminke. Sicer ta po kakih 10 ali 15 minutah izgine, vendar je na začetku malce neprijeten. Spectaculaire je klasičen rdeč odtenek, ki bo večini všeč, razen če imate mogoče podobnih odtenkov že preveč doma.


Physicians Formula Super BB Berry Pink
Cena: 8,91 €
Količina: 6,5 g (full size)
Pri Physicians Formula so v tem Super Beauty Balmu združili izdelek za ustnice in lica. Zapakirali so ga v manjše okroglo »jajce«, ki meni osebno ni najbolj praktično (okrogli izdelki se pri meni radi hitro odkotalijo v neznano), izgleda pa kjut. Sam odtenek nima čisto nič  jagodnega v sebi, ampak gre za klasično roza barvo. Njegova formula je prej prosojna kot dobro pigmentirana, vendar se ga da slojiti, finiš pa rahlo sijoč, čeprav sijaj izgine, ko ga nanesem na ustnice ali zablendam na licu. Sicer mi za ustnice tale balm ni najljubši, saj deluje rahlo izsušujoče in poudarja suhe predele, ker pa je kljub okrogli obliki nanos z njim zelo preprost, tudi brez ogledala, mi deluje kot super izdelek, ki ga nosiš v torbici in dodaš malce barve ustnicam, ko je to potrebno (razen če imaš velike probleme s suhimi ustnicami). Kot izdelek za lice mi je všeč, saj jih rahlo roza obarva (malce svetleje, kot je moja naravna barva rdečice), lepo se zabriše in tudi obstojnost je presenetljivo dolga. Sicer sama potrebujem več kot en sloj, da dosežem želeno intenzivnost na licu, ampak to je stvar preference. Kljub temu da mi je izdelek všeč, moram reči, da me glede na ceno in popularnost znamke ni tako zelo navdušil, kot bi pričakovala, in če bi kupovala njihove izdelke samostojno, se tale izdelek verjetno ne bi znašel na seznamu.


BH Cosmetics Blending čopič
Cena: 4,38 €
Količina: full size izdelek
Čopič za blendanje je zame obvezen dodatek za vsako makeup navdušenko, saj je po mojem mnenju ključen za to, da makeup izgleda popolno.  Če senčilo na veki ne bo zabrisano, očesni makeup ne bo izgledal lepo. Je pa seveda razlika tudi v samih čopičih – nekateri to nalogo odlično opravijo, drugi pa so dokaj povprečni. Ker je BH Cosmetics dokaj znana in hvaljena znamka čopičev, sem od tega čopiča veliko pričakovala in na srečo me ni razočaral. Ščetine so mehke in »fluffy«, tako da senčilo lepo enakomerno zabrišejo. Držalo je črno, dolgo in trpežno. Med pranjem čopič ščetin ne izgublja, tako da je prvi vtis o tem izdelku, da gre za kvaliteten čopič, ki svojo nalogo odlično opravi.



Bomb Cosmetics Summer Honey masažna plošča
Cena: 4,47 €
Količina: 65 g (full size)
Summer Honey je masažna ploščica, ki je narejena iz medu in kokosa, vrh v obliki čebeljega voska pa je narejen iz vanilije. V zadnjih dneh sem jo uporabljala za masažo telesa po tuširanju in bila čisto navdušena, saj odlično nahrani kožo, ta pa je mehka in navlažena vse do naslednjega tuširanja. Ob eni uporabi se je porabi zelo malo, tako da mi bo zadostovala še za dolgo časa, vonj po medu pa je tudi eden izmed meni ljubih.


Cece Of Sweden Argan balzam za lase
Cena: 6,41 € za 300 ml
Količina: 15 ml (tester)
Linija za nego las Argan je osnovana na osnovi arganovega olja, ki las ne obtežuje in jih neguje. Sama po navadi od takih izdelkov res pričakujem bogato nego in nahranjene lase, vendar pa izdelke za lase rada preizkušam dlje časa, tale tester mi je bil pa dovolj za dvakratno uporabo, tako da bo to bolj prvi vtis kot ocena. Balzam za lase je gostejše teksture z zelo prijetnim, nevsiljivim vonjem. Po tem ko ga nanesem na konice, po navadi lase spnem v figo in počakam nekaj minut, preden ga sperem z las. Las nikoli ne sušim s sušilcem za lase, ampak jih vedno pustim, da se posušijo na zraku. V kolikor so moje konice po tem, ko se posušijo, mehke na otip in sijoče, me balzam navduši, in taka zgodba je bila tudi s tem balzamom. Balzam res super nahrani lase in jih naredi svileno mehke, tako da bi mi verjetno super ustrezal tudi ob daljši uporabi.



Za zaključek: Chic Box Black Edition za 24,90 € prinaša 6 zanimivih izdelkov, od tega je samo en tester, pet izdelkov pa je full size oz. v polni velikosti. Sama sem s škatlo zelo zadovoljna, saj gre za izdelke, ki so mi pisani na kožo, poleg tega pa prej nisem imela še nobenega od teh izdelkov, tako da se mi je splačalo kupiti škatlo. V kolikor si želite zgolj enega ali dveh izdelkov, ker ostale že imate, se vam jih mogoče bolj splača kupiti posamezno. Menim pa, da je ta škatla lahko čudovito božično darilo za vse kozmetične navdušenke, tako da če še ne veste, kaj bi kupili svojim prijateljicam, družinskim članicam ali fantje puncam, razmislite o tej škatli. :) Izdelke so zapakirani v prekrasno črno kartonasto škatlo, ki bo tudi pozneje prišla prav, saj je odlična za shranjevanje kozmetičnih izdelkov.

Kakšna se vam zdi vsebina Chic Box Black Edition škatle? Vas je navdušila tako kot mene ali vam ni všeč? Če vam je ta objava všeč, jo nepozabi deliti s prijateljicami. Hvala za pozornost!

DIY: Sweet Advent Calendar

It is one week till December and I’m in the festive mood since the beginning of November already. Last year Nika from Beautyfullblog gave the idea for DIY beauty advent calendar, but since my friends and family aren’t as crazy for cosmetics as I am, I have no one to do it for, so instead I decided to do a DIY advent calendar with sweets for my boyfriend. He’s such a sweet tooth and I knew it’ll be something that will make him happy. I know, I know, some of you will say that there are many chocolate advent calendars available by us (especially in Müller), but it’s the intention that matters and I bet you’ll make someone very happy with your DIY project. Plus, DIY projects are really fun to do and if you’re a creative person you’re really going to enjoy in this one.


What you’ll need:
  • cardboard
  • white (or colourful) paper
  • scissors
  • glue
  • 24 cups
  • wrapping paper
  • golden spray
  • marker pens
  • pencil
  • tape
  • sweets/cosmetics


First I took a cup and white papers, on which I draw 24 circles, one for each day. I cut them out and then I wrote numbers from 1 to 24 with different coloured markers. Then I placed them on old newspaper and sprayed them with golden spay. I left them for about a half an hour, so that the spray dried. I could also use different coloured papers instead of a white to make advent calendar more fun and colourful, but I had a feeling that would be too bright for my darling so I made something simpler.


I placed all cups on a cardboard to measure how big my cardboard should be. I decided to place my cups in a shape of a Christmas tree, but they could also be placed in a square or any other shape/design. Then I cut the access of a cardboard off. I didn’t cut the cardboard in a shape of a tree, but I left it square, because it’s easier to carry around that way. Then I wrapped the cardboard with a wrapping paper. I bought a blue wrapping paper with Christmas tree design on it, because blue is a colour I knew my boyfriend is going to like. In each cup I placed sweets and when circle papers were dry I glued them on the top of the cup (they can be opened as a window of taken down). Then I glued each cup on a cardboard (I was using a hot glue gun, because that glue really holds things better on place).  When I finished, I took a wrapping paper and wrapped it all over the cups, because they were transparent and I didn’t want for my boyfriend to see what I prepared for him for each day. I kind of have a feeling that he will open all windows at once, because he already wanted to open it, but I said no, you have to wait till December. And that was it. It took me around two hours, maybe a bit longer, to do this calendar, but I had much fun during the process.


If you will Google DIY advent calendar or search for it on Pinterest, you’ll get many hits, because there are plenty ideas and you can use anything, from papers, cardboards, muffin pan, paper rolls ... A beauty or a chocolate advent calendar, made for people you love is a nice gesture and I think everyone will love it. 


Do you like creating DIY gifts for family and friends? Which advent calendar will you be opening this year? If you like this post you can share it with your readers and followers on social media. Thank you for reading!

5 Favourite Makeup Instagram Accounts

I don't remember if I ever mentioned this before on my blog, but I get a lot of inspiration for makeup on Instagram. I follow a lot of accounts of ladies that post creative makeup looks and all of them are true artists. I could probably talk about more than only five favourite Instagram accounts, because I follow so many, but in the end of the day there are few people I just adore and check regularly to see what they have posted. So five of these Instagram accounts I'm going to mention are a true inspiration of mine and these ladies never stop to impress me with their imagination (or better said four ladies, because one is an account that features different talented makeup artists). 

Linda Hallbergs
Linda is my girl crush and my biggest inspiration. I don't remember anymore how I discovered her, but her Instagram account was one of the first makeup accounts I started to follow. No matter what she puts on herself it looks perfect, and also every single one of her makeup looks is perfection. She also has a Youtube channel, where she posts makeup tutorials (in the past she was doing videos in Swedish, but now she started to do English videos). I have to admit I love every single look she creates, simple or creative, but one of my favourites is the one where she wore purple eyeshadow with red eyeliner and eyelashes (click).



Makeupmouse
I started to follow Heather recently, but her imagination and sense for art blew me away immediately. I actually found her work on Facebook, I think one of my friends liked her photo, and I searched for her Instagram immediately, so I could track her work easier. Her snow lady look convinced me to follow her, because it proves how creative and original her work is. 


Stjima
Sandra is another Swedish blogger with amazing makeup skills. She is not a makeup artist, but her makeup looks are so creative and professionally made that you would never guessed that. In the past she was posting new makeup looks almost every single day, so you have to imagine how much inspiration and imagination she had. Although she took a break from blogging, I still like to check her Instagram account, which is full of ideas for makeup looks.


Undiscovered Muas
This is not an account of a certain person, but an account that features different makeup artist and makeup enthusiasts. Through it one can find truly talented people to follow and the account itself it's also very inspirational.


Ilonarah
The last account I'm going to mention belongs to Serbian blogger Ilona. For her I have the same impression as for Linda - everything she puts on herself looks perfect on her, and her makeup skills are also perfection. I found her blog through Facebook and since then I'm always looking forward to see what she will create next. One of my favourite looks she did is a teal look created with Sleek Ultra Matte V2 palette (click).


Do you follow any of the ladies (accounts) I mentioned in this post? Which makeup accounts that you adore would you recommend me to follow on Instagram? If you like this post you can share it with your readers and followers on social media. Thank you for reading!

My Holy Grail Volume Mascara(s)

It’s one of those weeks when I’m trying to put the words together, but I just can’t finish the post. Luckily I have prepared few reviews in advance and I hope this will help me to get back on track, because my blogging notebook is full of blog post ideas for few months. Today I’ll talk about the mascara that stole my heart immediately I tried it and that soon became my holy grail mascara. I’m talking about Essence Lash Princess mascara. It’s one of the most volumizing mascaras I’ve tried, and not just that, it’s also so cheap that you won’t regret throwing it away every three months and buying a new one. 


There are two versions of Lash Princess mascaras – the peachy Volume mascara that was released first and green False Lash Effect mascara. As soon as green one came out I had to get it to compare it with peachy one. Many bloggers have compared both mascaras and you wouldn’t believe how different these work for different bloggers, so I decided to compare them on my blog as well to tell you how both work for me.

Both mascaras have cute black packaging with different coloured writing and both contain 12 ml. Peachy mascara has a very interesting curved wand, which is quite big. At the beginning I had big problems with application because I wasn’t use to it, but later I got use to it and now it became one of my favourite brushes. On the other hand green mascara has a long plastic wand with shorter bristles. It’s very easy to maintain and with it you can reach all eyelashes, even those little ones in inner corner.

The formula of both mascaras is very similar or I could even say the same. Both are true black mascaras and at the beginning they are quite wet and the access of the mascara must be wiped off, otherwise they can stick your lashes together and give you a clumpy look (quick tip: use a dry wand of an old mascara or a brow brush and brush through lashes to separate them and get rid of the access mascara). After some time both mascaras get drier. Both mascaras give a huge volume to the lashes and they also make them longer. What they don’t do that well is holding a curl. If you’re going to curl your lashes with curler before applying these it won’t really work, because lashes will drop quite fast, probably because of their wetter and heavier formula. They don’t cause panda eyes, but they crumble a bit, so few black dots end on the cheeks (I noticed that green one crumbles a bit more than peachy one). Although these are not waterproof, they’re not the easiest mascaras to remove, but two-phased removers make wonders. If you don’t have any, micellar solution will work as well, but it’ll take a bit more time to completely remove them.  


I applied Volume mascara (peachy one) on my right eye and False Lashes Effect mascara (green one) on my left eye. When I compare them side by side I don’t see any difference between them. They are both great volume mascaras and none holds lashes curled very well. 


Although lately I’m more often using waterproof mascaras than any others Essence Lash Princess mascara (it doesn’t matter which version) is still my holy grail volume mascara. It gives an amazing volume to my lashes, it prolongs them and it’s also very cheap (3,59 €). I would recommend it to anyone who’s searching good but not expensive volume mascara, but if you want something that will hold your lashes curled, this mascara isn’t for you. 

Have you tried Essence Lash Princess mascaras? Do you find them the same as well? Which is your favourite volume mascara? If you like this post you can share it with your readers and followers on social media. Thank you for reading!

FOTD: Fall Fairy

If this look reminds you on my previous one that I did for a collaboration with Adjusting Beauty and Chunky Cheeks, you're right. It was a second version I tried for that collaboration, I was mainly using the same products, but it came out much more fall alike, and even my boyfriend said that it looks more like Fall Fairy. But I couldn't not to show you this makeup look, because I really like how it turned out. 


I started with filling my eyebrows with red eyeshadow. Then I took golden eyeshadow and I applied it on inner half of the lid and on other half I applied plumy eyeshadow. In crease I applied darker purple shade and blended it on brow bone. Above the inner corner I applied red eyeshadow with a pointer brush, so that the shade looked more intensive. The same red eyeshadow I used on my lower lash line. In inner corner I also used golden eyeshadow, while I used matte white shade as a highlighter under my eyebrow. Then I applied eyeliner on upper lid, black pencil on waterline and golden eyeliner under the flick of my eyeliner. Then I took some golden studs and I glued one in inner corner and three on outer part under lower lash line. For the end I applied mascara and false lashes. 


I contoured hollows of my cheeks, temples and the top of my forehead with Sleek Pomegranate, which is a plumy shimmery blush. In the middle of my forehead and on my cheeks I applied Essence Metal Glam Gold Digger highlighter, which is a golden metallic highlighter and which gave my look that gorgeous glow. I also used it on my nose. On both sides of my temples I first draw few dots with golden creamy eyeshadow and then I glued three leaf studs on each side. For the lips I used purple lipstick and in the middle I applied golden eyeshadow. In my hair I pinned few leaves and the look was done. 


Products I used:
*Face
- Essence Even Skin Tone 010 Even Vanilla
- MeMeMe Flawless concealer Porcelain
- Bourjois Silk Edition 51 Porcelain powder
- Sleek Pomegranate
- Essence Metal Glam Gold Digger highlighter
Imagic Professional Cosmetics palette 12 Flash Color Case
- Essence Vintage District studs
- leaves studs from Tedi

*Eyes
- NYX High Definition eyeshadow base
- Deborah Milano Smokey Eye Nude Rose palette
- Sleek Sunset palette
- Sleek Vintage Romance palette
- Oriflame The One Stylo eyeliner
- S-he Stylezone Dip eyeliner waterproof Black
- Essence Liquid Ink High Gloss eyeliner
- Sleek Glitter eyeliner Hollywood
- Toyoko longlasting eyeliner 508
- Essence I Love Extreme waterproof mascara
- Lady Queen false lashes

*Lips
- Essence Let's the Berry-tales Begin
Imagic Professional Cosmetics palette 12 Flash Color Case


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FOTD: The Three Wine Fairies (Collaboration with Adjusting Beauty and Chunky Cheeks)

Hi, ladies. Today I have a very exciting post for you. It's a collaboration makeup looks with two amazing and talented ladies Petra from Adjusting Beauty and Vesna from Chunky Cheeks. Today is Martinovo (St. Martin's Day) in Slovenia, which is a holiday when the grape juice is turning into a wine, and I thought we ladies could do a makeup on this theme. To me this was definitely one of most interesting collaborations, because it's interesting to see how much our makeup ideas can be different, although the theme is the same. Both ladies did an amazing job and you have to quickly click on their blogs and follow them, because you will love their creativity as I already do. 


My inspiration were red and white wine, so I was using plumy and golden shades. In my head this look looked a bit different, but during the process I couldn't figure it out what is still missing (I was thinking about red or purple glitter, which I didn't had). Well today I was trying to create something different on the same theme, and I discovered that what I could add to this look is some golden glitter on both sides of my temples and cheeks. I think golden glitter would make the look more interesting, but instead I added a red necklace on my head to spice up the look. I think I followed this year's trend and we can say that my look is a perfect marsala look, don't you agree? :)



I started with priming my eyelids with eyeshadow base and then I applied matte brown eyeshadow in crease. All over the lid I applied shimmery brown creamy eyeliner as a base for my eyeshadow. On inner and outer third of the lid I applied red eyeshadow, while in the middle I used golden shimmery shade, and they I blended harsh lines between both eyeshadows. In crease I applied bright plumy shade and I made a flick in outer part of my eye. Then I took a blending brush and I blended harsh line on brow bone. Under my eye I used the same eyeshadows as on upper lid in the same way as before - on inner third and outer third of lower lash line I applied red eyeshadow and in the middle golden one. Then I took darker purple shade and applied it in crease over plumy shade to deepen the look. In inner corner of my eye and under my eyebrow I used champagne shimmery shade to highlight both areas. Then I applied eyeliner and black pencil on waterline. I added few golden dots above my inner corner and under the eyeshadow on lower lash line. In the end I just applied mascara and false lashes and the look was done. 


For contouring I used Sleek plumy shimmery blush in the shade Pomegranate. I contoured hollows of my cheeks and my temples. In the middle of my forehead I applied golden metallic highlighter to give the look more glow. On cheeks I didn't use any blush, but I applied golden highlighter on them. For the lips I used purple lipstick (Essence Let's the Berry-tales Begin) and in the middle I applied golden shimmery eyeshadow, so that the lips were a perfect match for eyes.


Products I used:
*Face
- Essence Even Skin Tone 010 Even Vanilla
- MeMeMe Flawless concealer Porcelain
- Bourjois Silk Edition 51 Porcelain powder
- Sleek Pomegranate
- Essence Metal Glam Gold Digger highlighter

*Eyes
- NYX High Definition eyeshadow base
- Essence Mother Earth is Watching You
- Deborah Milano Smokey Eye Nude Rose palette
- Sleek Storm palette
- Sleek Sunset palette
- Sleek Vintage Romance palette
- Oriflame The One Stylo eyeliner
- S-he Stylezone Dip eyeliner waterproof Black
- Sleek Glitter eyeliner Hollywood
- Toyoko longlasting eyeliner 508
- Essence I Love Extreme waterproof mascara
- Lady Queen false lashes
- Essence How to Make Brows Wow palette (Love Brunettes)

*Lips
- Essence Let's the Berry-tales Begin
- golden shimmery eyeshadow from Sleek Sunset palette




What do you think about my look? Do you celebrate St. Martin's Day? Definitely don't forget to check Petra's and Vesna's look as well and if you like our collaboration, you can share it with your readers and followers on social media. Thank you for reading!

Essence Merry Berry TE Collection

Essence Merry Berry collection was definitely one of the most expected Essence collections of this year. I personally have a special bond to Essence Christmas collections, because I always get something from them, even if other collections during the year don’t convince me. This year they draw my attention with lipsticks. Purple lips are lately an obsession of mine and I had to try these from Essence TE. This collection hit Müller stores right when I had the busiest week and I would totally miss it if Petra from Adjusting Beauty wouldn’t get it for me, so I want to thank her for picking up all products I wanted for me, she is definitely one of the kindest and nicest persons I know. 


Essence Merry Berry Highlighter 01 I Love My Golden Pumps
Ever since Essence released Metallic Glam Gold Digger highlighter, bloggers were eager to see new golden highlighter in one of their TE’s, and finally, they released something similar. The packaging is nothing special; it’s a typical Essence powder/highlighter plastic transparent packaging that contains 9 g of product. The design of the highlighter are 3D starts in different sizes, which are on one side very simple, but on the other so cute and they remind me more of the night than Christmas, but yeah, I like them a lot. The texture of highlighter is very soft and silky, and the colour payoff is amazing. If I compare it to Gold Digger is not as brownish golden shade, because it’s much brighter. It’s actually more of a champagne golden shade. The golden shimmer in it gives a gorgeous glow to the cheeks and on me, it lasted for a whole day with minimal fading away. It can be also used as a highlighter under eyebrows or in the inner corner of the eye. The price is 3,59 €.


Essence Merry Berry Nail Polishes
Essence rarely surprises with interesting nail polish shape and I’m really glad that this time they released something different. Five nail polishes from this collection have a round bottle with a round golden cap that makes them look so pretty (Catrice already had a similar shape, just that the cap was smaller). The cap itself is very easy to hold and it doesn’t make the application harder. Polishes have round brush which isn’t my favourite, but the application of a polish is easy with it, probably also because of a formula that’s not too runny or too thick. All three shades I own (Purple with Purpose, The Masked Ball, Pink&Perfect) have nice, pigmented formula. Each polish contains 8 ml and it costs 1,49 €


01 The Masked Ball is a deep purple creamy shade that looks almost black under the certain light. I used two coats for the swatch.


02 Purple with Purpose is a violet shade with pink shimmer. Although I think this is a pretty shade, it’s not one of those shades that would steal my heart immediately. I used two coats for the swatches. 


03 Pink&Perfect is a fuchsia shade with a creamy formula and it’s a match for Pink&Perfect lipstick, although they don’t look the same once applied to nails and lips. I have a feeling that besides golden top coat this is one of the most popular shades from Christmas collection. I used two coats for the swatches.


Essence Merry Berry Lipsticks
This year I’m in a purple lipstick mood, so I had to get two lipsticks from Essence Merry Berry collection. I decided for Let’s the Berry-tales Begin and Pink&Perfect. I didn’t want the third one (Red Rocks), because it looked too red on promo photos, although if you’ll check Mateja’s swatches you’ll see that this is a nice magenta shade. The packaging is a typical Essence lipstick packaging, and each is in the shade of the lipstick. One lipstick contains 3,8 g and the price is 2,49 €.


01 Let’s the Berry-tales Begin is a nice deep purple shade, while 02 Pink&Perfect is a beautiful fuchsia shade. Both have an amazing lightweight creamy formula that doesn’t dry the lips. Since both are bolder shades, a bit of carefulness is needed by the application, but it’s not problematic. What I noticed by Let’s the Berry-tales Begin is that despite its nice creamy formula it can emphasise the dry parts of the lips. I was a bit surprised because that doesn’t happen with Pink&Perfect. The colour payoff is okay, although it’s not as amazing as by other Essence lipsticks from trend edition collections because I have to layer them to achieve higher intensity, especially if I start applying them with a lipstick brush. They look shiny on lips, which is a bit disappointing to me because I admit, I wanted them to be matte or semi-matte, as is usual for Essence. On my lips they don’t last really long, but I noticed that both stain the lips. The stain is even, but it also disappears quite fast. 


I compared them with a bunch of lipsticks from my collection, for which I assumed that they look similar, but I didn’t find any dupe, which is great. All purple lipsticks I own have more red or more pink undertone in them as Let’s the Berry-tales begin, and the same goes for fuchsia shades I compared with Pink&Perfect. 


Essence Merry Berry Hair Fragrance
The last thing I got is hair fragrance. I wanted it because it contains golden glitter, which is visible in the bottle and it was visible on my skin when I swatched it as well, but unfortunately, it’s not visible on hair. The scent itself is amazing. It’s a strong sweet scent that’s just up my alley. I would describe it to you if I wouldn’t suck at describing scents. On the packaging is says that it matches the scent of Essence eau de toilette like The Party of My Life.
It’s supposed to be used on dry hair to give them a gorgeous scent and a caring effect, but the latest doesn’t really appeal to it. It actually reminds me a lot on hair spray, because it feels a bit sticky while it’s drying, but it’s less heavy and it doesn’t hold the hair in place. Once it dries you actually don’t feel it on hair anymore, but the scent stays for quite some time. 100 ml cost 3,79 €


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