Friday, 26 June 2015

BEAUTY: His stuff



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I’ve been writing about beauty products for years now, and it’s safe to say that my writing affected a few people. At least the people I know. My boyfriend Jan is definitely one of those who changed their "beauty routine" because of me quite a lot. He still doesn’t know a lot about ingredients, however he can distinguish between a good or bad product and he knows why he should cleans and moisturize his face (at least every now and then). Today, I decided (with his permission) to share with you some products he has been using and liking recently.

Vichy Dercos Neogenic redensifying shampoo (13,50€ for 200ml) has been a staple of his for years now. It doesn’t irritate his scalp and he never had dandruff after using it. For many of you, who don’t know, he is a track&field athlete, so in warmer months he usually practices outdoor where sunscreen protection is a must. His favourite at the moment is the La Roche-Posay Antihelios XL Comfort facial cream with SPF 50+ (16€ for 50ml), which is waterproof, light, non-comedogenic and it absorbs quickly. Mainly, the characteristics he looks for in facial creams are light texture and moisturizing ingredients. That’s why he loves the Afrodita Men 24h Hydra Extreme cream with matt effect (6,70€ for 50ml). On his table, there is a Nivea Men multi-purpose cream (2,61€ for 75ml/3,60€ for 150ml) that comes in a rather amazing jar packaging. He mostly uses it on dry parts of his body, on this hands and even sometimes on his face. When it comes to deodorants, he has been a fan of Old Spice in stick form for years and don’t see it changing any time soon. However, lately he has been using the Nivea Fresh Ocean deodorant and Nivea Invisible for black&white anti-perspirant (2,99€ for 150ml) in spray and liking them a lot.

I can imagine this post is rather different from my usual ones. Hopefully, some of my male readers will find it informative (or at least female ones buying for them).


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Odkar se del mojega življenja vrti okoli lepotnih produktov, je tudi Jan (moj fant) postal precej bolj izbirčen in pazljiv pri izbiri kozmetičnih produktov. Verjetno je razlog tudi v tem, da ima danes mnogo več priložnosti za preizkušanje različnih produktov, včasih je enostavno kupil kremo, ki mu je prva stopila v oči v drogeriji, je bila na akciji ali pa tisto, ki mu jo je leta kupovala mama.

Njegova stalnica že nekaj let je še danes šampon Vichy Dercos Neogenic za gostoto las (13,50€ for 200ml). Ni skrivnost, da njegovi lasje ne postajajo vedno gostejši, vendar je glavni razlog za zvesto uporabo predvsem dejstvo, da ga lahko uporablja vsak dan in da njegovega lasišča ne draži ter ne povzroča prhljaja. V toplejši mesecih, ko večina njegovih treningov poteka zunaj, je zanj nujna uporaba kreme z zaščitnim faktorjem. V zadnjem času ga je navdušila La Roche-Posay Antihelios XL Comfort krema za obraz z zaščitnim faktorjem 50+ (16€ za 50ml), ki je vodoodporna, nemastna in nekomedogena. Sicer ima za nego obraza rad lahke vlažilne kreme, kot je na primer Afrodita Men 24h Hydra Extreme krema za obraz z mat efektom (6,70€, trenutno v akciji v spletni tgrovini 5,69€ za 50ml). Od mene je dobil tudi novo Nivea Men večnamensko kremo (2,61€ za 75ml/3,60€ za 150ml), ki jo uporablja na bolj suhih predelih telesa, rokah in občasno tudi na obrazu. Mislim, da ga je posebej prepričala embalaža, ki se tudi meni zdi čudovita in zares unikatna. Kar se tiče deodorantov, je že vrsto let zvest (verjetno najpogosteje uporabljeni s strani moških) znamki Old Spice, v zadnjem času pa rad poseže še po Nivea Men deodorantu Ocean Fresh ali antiperspirantu Invisible for black&white v spreju (2,99€ za 150ml).

Zavedam se, da je današnja objava malce drugačna in upam, da bo morda pomagala kakšnemu moškemu (ali njegovi boljši polovici, ki običajno kupuje zanj) pri izbiri. Vesela sem, da je ponudba na »moški strani drogerije « vedno večja, in da vedno več moški namenja (vsaj nekaj) več pozornosti svoji koži. 

Monday, 22 June 2015

BEAUTY: Bourjois La Laque Nail Enamels



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Bourjois La Laque Nail Enamels are a top drugstore release for Summer 2015, for sure. High pigmentation, a glossy shine, amazing formula and radiant colours in cute triangular shaped bottles won my heart after (literally) the first stroke. The brush is wide but precise and the coverage above average – most of them give full coverage in just one stroke (and last exceptionally long; just as the Essie ones). The first shade in my 4 (out of 12) collection is a white shade named 1 White Spirit, which is a true winner and my favourite out of all. It’s pigmented enough to achieve full coverage after max two coats and there are no brushstrokes visible, which is a rare thing when it comes to white nailpolish. 4 Flambant Rose is a hot tropical pinky-red and the 6 Fushsiao Bella as the name suggests is a fuchsia shade. Out of the two I prefer the latter, I believe it suits my skin tone better. Moving on to the last one in my collection; 12 Ni Varnis Blau is a turquoise shade, in which I cannot tell whether there’s more blue or green in it. It’s a perfect one for the upcoming summer days for sure. At only 7€ (10ml), these are a true drugstore gem and I think they will fly off the shelves this summer, grab your own while you can. (click »read more« to see two manicures)


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Bourjois je na poličke naših drogerij slab mesec nazaj pripeljal nove lake za nohte z imenom La Laque. Navdušili so me že z zanimivo oblikovano stekleničko in že ob prvi uporabi sem hitro spoznala, da bodo eni mojih najljubših lakcev to poletje. V prvi vrsti zaradi intenzivnih barv, predvsem pa zaradi vrhunske prekrivnosti (dejansko je dovolj že en sam nanos), gostejše gel formule, super sijaja in čopiča, ki ne pušča sledi. Nanos je enostaven, sušijo se precej hitro in na mojih nohtih ostanejo v dostojnem stanju precej dolgo (kot tudi Essie in določeni Alessandro odtenki). Od 12ih odtenkov, ki so na voljo, imam sama 4. Moj najljubši je vsekakor 1 White Spirit, ki je skoraj popolnoma prekriven že v enem nanosu (kar je pri belih lakih izjemna redkost). Pri beli je nekako tako, da »si zanjo, ali pa nisi«, meni se zdi tale Bourjois odtenek precej »needigsast« in zelo primeren za poletje. 4 Flambant Rose je tropsko roza-rdeča, 6 Fushsiao Bella pa malce globlja fuksija barva. Slednja mi je nekako bolj pisana na kožo (beri: se lepše poda mojemu tenu), obe pa bosta čudoviti ob bolj zagreli koži. Zadnji odtenek iz moje štirice je 12 Ni Vernis Blau, turkizen lepotec. Ali ima več zelene ali modre, bi se odločila precej težko, je malo odvisno od svetlobe, vsekakor pa je zelo primeren za poletje. Tokrat mi je pri malo bolj zabavni manikuri (klikni na »read more« za fotografije) pomagala nail blogerka Tara, ki je prav tako potrdila, da so lakci nadvse čudoviti. Za okvirno 7€ (za 10ml) so pravi drogerijski dragulj, ki ga to poletje enostavno morate imeti.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

BEAUTY: Maybelline #QueenOfMNY #NudePolishedLook



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Maybelline contacted me, asking if I was interested in featuring their products in a makeup look to help them promote their newest Facebook competition #QueenOfMNY in the Slovenian market. Since Maybelline is one of the drugstore brands I truly love, I was all up for it. Being one of three chosen Slovenian bloggers, I am honored and excited to share with you my final result. The Nude Polished Look was assigned to me, which is a true »me« look with all the bronzy-rose toned shades.

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Maybelline me je kontaktiral nekaj časa nazaj s predlogom za sodelovanje, kjer bi (poleg blogerke Žive z Nothin' Fancy. Really in Tatjane z Taya – My little beauty world) ustvarila enega izmed makeup lookov, ki bi promovirali njihov nov Facebook kreativni natečaj »QueenOfMNY. Glede na to, da je Maybelline zagotovo ena izmed mojih najljubših drogerijskih znamk, sem bila seveda takoj »za« (v tutorialu sem uporabila tudi moje najljubše Maybelline produkte – kremna senčila Color Tattoo, ki so zagotovo eden izmed top produktov na tržišču). Moj #NudePolishedLook lahko poustvarite z navodili na njihovi facebook strani (KLIK) in se tako potegujete za super nagrade. Držim pesti, da glavno nagrado osvoji ena izmed mojih bralk!


 Maybelline Affinitone Mineral Perfecting + Soothing foundation (021 Nude)
Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr (65 Pink Gold) – in inner part of the eyelid
Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr (35 On and On Bronze) – in outer part of the eyelid
Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr (40 Permanent Taupe) as contouring product
Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr (65 Pink Gold) as highlighter
Maybelline Master Drama Khol liner (Ultra Black) – smudged
Maybelline the Colossal Volum’Express mascara 100% black
Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick (620 Pink Brown)
Maybelline Colorama nailpolish (70 Ballerina)
 
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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

BEAUTY: Double Cleansing with Vichy Vol.3



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I've declared my love for the double cleansing routine time and time again (HERE and HERE). I love the efficiency and I’ve always been on the hunt for new amazing products, and always will be. Lately, I’ve been replacing my “usual first step aka micellar water” with a cleansing oil, while a foaming water represents my second cleans. And yes, as the title suggests, they are both from Vichy.

Vichy Purete Thermale Beautifying Cleansing Micellar Oil (15€ for 125ml) is the first ever cleansing oil from Vichy, enriched with micelles, vitamin E and camellia oil. Its ability to quickly remove even waterproof makeup (and other impurities) amazes me, plus it leaves a hydrated, soothed and soft feeling on my skin. It's designed to gently but efficiently remove impurities, such as dead skin cells and excess sebum (and makeup); for me it's more of a »first cleans«, especially when wearing makeup (however it works great individually as well). Its texture is light and liquid, it feels silky on the skin. To use I simply apply and massage on dry skin to breakdown any makeup and dirt; next I dampen which causes it to emulsify into a milky substance. You can either wash it off with water or a damp muslin cloth; it doesn't leave any residue on the skin. The only downside is the brief blurred vision I get occasionally, which is rather a common thing with cleansing oils. My skin loves it, it feels luxurious and it's actually quite affordable considering other similar products.

Vichy Purete Thermale Purifying Foaming Water (15€ for 150ml) these days represents my »second cleans«. It’s actually a liquid to foam water soluble cleanser suitable for all skin types. It works well to remove face makeup and impurities, while the main task it gets done for my skin, is the removal of any residue left on my skin after the first cleans (I also use it as my morning cleanser). It’s ultra light, fresh and lathery, the pump creates a foaming action so you actually use a really small amount. It contains a fragrance which is fresh and lovely, but highly noticeable (be noted if you’re extremely sensitive). It will last you (and me) ages! (note: Vichy renewed the whole Purete Thermale range, this foaming water has new packaging).


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Na blogu sem že 2x predstavila moje ljube kombinacije produktov za dvojno čiščenje kože (ogledaš si jih lahko tukaj in tukaj). Običajno predstavlja prvi produkt micelarna voda, tokrat pa je zgodba malo drugačna. Navdušila me je znamka Vichy z dvema produktoma, ki jih pridno uporabljam še kar nekaj časa kot mojo večerno čistilno rutino.

Vichy Purete Thermale micelarno olje za čiščenje obraza (okvirno 15€ za 125ml) je moj prvi korak čiščenja. Gre za eno izmed novosti znamke Vichy, micelarno olje za čiščenje obraza in oči, ki kožo neguje in učinkovito odstranjuje tudi vodoodporna ličila ter nečistoče. Velik plus je dejstvo, da je primerno tudi za občutljivo kožo, je zares subtilno odišavljeno. V steklenički je prozorno, nanese se ga direktno na obraz, vmasira, nato sama sperem roke pod vodo in z navlaženimi nadaljujem »masiranje« predvsem predela okoli oči. Vlažne roke (oziroma voda) spremenijo produkt v nekakšno mleko, ki se ga nato popolnoma izpere z vodo. Produkt vsebuje hranilna olja (med drugim kamelije), vitamin E in kombinacijo micelov, ki odstranjujejo ličila. Tekstura je manj mastna in zelo tekoča, tako da je potrebne nekaj pazljivosti pri nanosu, da produkt ne steče iz rok. Na meni tudi zelo močna ličila odstrani brez težav, sem pa iskreno povedano potrebovala nekaj časa, da sem ugotovila (sebi najprimernejši) način kako vmasirati olje okoli trepalnic, da se odstrani res celotna maskara. Po uporabi me koža ne zateguje in ni razdražena, kar je ogromen plus, minus pa je dejstvo, da se mi zelo pogosto zgodi, da nekaj sekund po uporabi »vidim megleno« (kar je sicer precej pogosta posledica uporabe čistilnih olj, ki sicer hitro izgine).

Drugi korak moje večerne rutine čiščenja kože je Vichy Purete Thermale pena za čiščenje obraza (15€ za 150ml). Naj že kar na začetku poudarim, da je moja pena (roza produkt na fotografijah) še stara verzija; linija Purete Thermale je bila namreč pred časom prenovljena, prav tako pa tudi ta produkt. Iskreno povedano ne vem, ali formulacija ostaja enaka (princip zagotovo je), vendar mislim da je. V sami flaški se nahaja tekočina, ki se zaradi posebnega mehanizma doziranja spremeni v lahko zračno peno. Produkta se tako porabi zares malo, nanaša in izpira se ga zares enostavno. Tega drugega koraka se sama poslužujem predvsem takrat, ko nosim več makeupa oziroma ko čutim, da je moja koža zares »umazana« (občasno jo uporabim tudi ob jutranjem čiščenju). Sicer pa je popolnoma dovolj tudi samostojen prvi korak – micelarno olje. Minus pene je dejstvo, da vsebuje kar nekaj parfuma (na sestavinski listi je sicer precej nizko spodaj, a se ga vseeno vonja), kar bi znalo koga motiti. Mene parfumi v produktih, ki se jih izpere s kože (in ne pusti gor) ne motijo tako zelo. Sicer pa gre za dober produkt, ki je nadvse primeren za vse tiste »lenobice«, ki sem jim ne da ukvarjati z navadnim gelom. Na splošno bi lahko rekla, da so pene moji najljubši čistilci, saj so izjemno enostavne za uporabo in jih je precej enostavno tudi sprati z obraza. Naj zaključim – dvojno čiščenje obraza ni nujno, zna biti pa precej dober koncept, če si želite zares čiste kože. 

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

OUTFIT: Fringe & Bucket Bag



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Today’s outfit post is definitely all about the recent trends. The first trend I gave a try was the fringe. I found these booties in a Cinti store in the centre of Ljubljana, I fell in love in a second. Not only that they are unbelievably comfortable (probably the most comfortable one pair I own), but they are a huge statement piece in a thankful, easy-to-combine colour. Speaking of trends, a bucket bag has been on my wishlist for a while now and I was extremely happy when Viva’s Project asked me to become their brand ambassador. I was all up for it (to be completely honest, I was jumping to the roof when I received the mail), since their handbags are a true high quality masterpiece. I knew my first piece from their collection would have to be a black bucket bag, since it’s simple and timeless. You don't just get a handmade bag made from genuine quality Italian leather, you also get a Mini bag (which you can use as a part of the bucket bag or wear it individually). A must have, worth investing, and will never go out of style, for sure!

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Oh, ja… Priznam. V zadnjem času me je kar nekaj trenutnih modnih trendov popolnoma zasvojilo. Eden izmed teh so resice in moj prvi kos z njimi so gležnjarji s peto italijanske znamke Cinti iz trgovinice v centru Ljubljane. So neverjetno udobni (kar je moja preferenca pri obutvi z visoko peto – neudobnih ne kupim nikoli več), barva je izjemno hvaležna za kombiniranje in so za moje pojme prava izbira za popestritev poletnih stajlingov (prepričana pa sem, da jih bom veliko nosila tudi jeseni). Drugi trend, ki me je obsedel je »bucket« torbica. Znamko Viva's Project blogerske kolegice Žive sem spremljala že od samega začetka in moram reči, da sem bila nad njeno idejo (in izvedbo) izjemno navdušena. Predstavljajte si moje navdušenje od prejemu sporočila s ponudbo, da postanem zaščitni obraz znamke Viva's Project. Moj prvi kos je torej črna »bucket« torbica, ki je za moje pojme večna in prava izbira za praktično vsako priložnost. Ne le, da je narejena ročno iz zelo kvalitetnega italijanskega usnja, temveč je v njeno ceno všteta še »mini« torbica, ki jo lahko nosite v torbici (kot denarnico ali predelček za telefon ali ključe) ali pa samo zase kot čudovito manjšo torbico za posebne priložnosti. Vsekakor je kos, ki ga boste pri meni še videvali, saj me je popolnoma obnorel. Priporočam ogled spletne strani: klik.

wearing:
khaki shirt from NEW YORKER
white shirt from ZARA
trousers from NEW YORKER
booties from CINTI
metallic flesh tattoos from NEW CUTE
sunglasses from ZEROUV
rings from NEW YORKER
watch from DANIEL WELLINGTON (buy HERE and use code “AJDAS” to get 15% off, valid until 15.july)
bucket bag from VIVA’S PROJECT (buy HERE) (kupi TUKAJ)
nailpolish I HEART MAKEUP in Au Natural 16 (kupi TUKAJ)
hair by FRIZERSKI SALON LASEK

photo: Katarina Veselič