Thursday, 30 October 2014

BEAUTY: Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Comparison & The Best Hydration Serum Ever



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The Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Rich & Light Cream Comparison
Both, Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Rich Cream and Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Light Cream promise intensive hydration for up to 48 hours, they are enriched with Vichy Thermal Spa Water and Hyaluronic Acid, protecting the skin against daily aggressions, dehydration, they provide intense comfort while leaving you with a healthy soft-feeling and even more beautiful looking skin. Their packaging looks quite fancy with the mirror lid, however I’m not the biggest fan of jar cream packaging (I prefer not to dip my fingers in a product). Nevertheless, the rich and light versions look the same at first glance but the second you open the jar, you can clearly spot the difference. The light one looks more liquid, on the other hand the rich one looks and feels as-the-name-indicates richer, thicker (it’s more opaque as well). They both feel soft and fresh on my skin, absorb relatively quick (the light one faster). Since the rich one is suitable for dry to normal skin type and the light one for normal to combination skin type, there’s no surprise that I like the Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Rich Cream better. The lighter version just doesn’t seem enough for my dry-to-normal frequently dehydrated skin (it “demands” more in a few hours, which is far from the promised 48h). They are both nicely formulated; ingredient lists look OK; they are unlikely to break anyone out and are suitable for sensitive skin. The rich cream is one of my current favorites, I’m loving it as a day or night cream and the combo with the Serum is beyond amazing. 

The best hydrating serum ever – Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Power Serum
I’ve wanted to try this product since it came out. I must admit I was expecting a lot from it and it hasn’t disappointed me. Whether you have dry, normal or combination skin type, this serum is the one to buy, if you’re looking for a lightweight product that will help you fight dryness and dullness. It gives my skin everything it needs to look healthy and radiant. I’ve been using it twice a day in combination with the Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Rich Cream. It works amazingly as a pre-foundation base and makes the application of the foundation super easy and smooth (I feels like it glides a bit). My skin feels (and looks) hydrated and healthy. The whole Vichy Aqualia Thermal range has always been close to my heart, since it does so much good to my skin and this product is probably my newest “star”. I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do!

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Primerjava Aqualia dinamično vlaženje bogate in lahke verzije kreme za izsušeno kožo obraza
Prav obe kremi – Vichy Aqualia Thermal dinamično vlaženje lahka krema in Vichy Aqualia Thermal dinamično vlaženje bogata krema obljubljata popolno 48urno vlaženje vseh predelov obraza, sijočo polt, svež videz kože in zmanjšane linije izsušenosti. Vsebujeta termalno vodo Vichy v 10% koncentraciji, združeno s tremi energizirajočimi molekulami (hialuronska kislina, aquabioryl in Λ-karagenani). Embalaža je čudovito modra steklena posodica, ki še sama po sebi nakazuje na svežino produktov. Pokrovček je nadvse šik, saj je oblečen v ogledalce. Sama sem sicer pristaš krem v tubah (ali na pumpico), saj se mi zdijo bolj higienične, kakorkoli – embalaža teh dveh krem je pa zato toliko bolj čudovita. Na prvi pogled sta embalaži enaki (na eni najdete besedo »light« na drugi »rich«), notranjost pa že razkriva, da gre za dva različna produkta. Lahka verzija je malo bolj tekoča in bolj prozorna, bogata je že na prvi pogled (in otip) kakor vam ime indicira, bogatejša. Glede na to, da je lahka verzija namenjena vsem z normalnim do mešanim tipom kože, bogata pa tistim z normalno do suho kožo, ne preseneča, da mi je slednja mnogo bolj všeč (imam namreč ravno tak tip kože). Po uporabi lahke, moja kože že po nekaj urah »zahteva« nekaj več (oziroma ponovno vlaženje), medtem ko mi bogata dejansko omogoči celodnevno uživanje v navlaženi koži (ne da bi bila pretežka). Produkta sta zagotovo prava izbira v dneh, ki nam sledijo, saj je koža v času kurilne sezone in temperaturnih sprememb še toliko bolj izpostavljena izsušenosti. Izberite tisto, ki bo vašemu tipu kože bolj ustrezala (pri meni je to absolutno bogata krema), obe imate svež vonj in se sorazmerno hitro vpijeta. Sama kremo kombiniram še s serumom iz iste linije, ki je po mojem izboru eden izmed produktov leta. 

Najboljši serum za vlaženje kože vseh časov – Vichy Aqualia Thermal Power Serum
Ko sem pred časom videla v lekarni ta produkt, sem vedela, da ga enostavno moram imeti. Ne le, da izgleda fenomenalno (in ja – ima tudi meni ljubo pumpico), vedela sem, da me (tako kot preostali produkti iz linije Aqualia Thermal) ne bo razočaral. In me tudi ni. Je izjemno lahek, dokaj tekoč, hitro vpijajoč, hkrati pa zares naredi kar obljublja – kožo dobro navlaži in ji da zdrav videz. Nanaša in razporeja se enostavno in je super podlaga za tekoči puder (le-tega boste bolj enostavno razporedile, saj bo lepo »drsel« po koži). V kombinaciji z bogato kremo predstavlja moj popolni duo za popolno vlaženje kože. Mogoče je bila beseda »popolno« uporabljena v tej objavi kar nekajkrat (in se vam zdi, da celo prevečkrat), ampak tako enostavno je, brez pretiravanja.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

GIVEAWAY: Win A Daniel Wellington Watch Of Your Choice



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Daniel Wellington’s preppy, elegant and classic timepieces are by far some of my favourite fashion accessories. You had the chance to see the watches in »action« on my blog quite a few times and I'm pretty sure we agree that they are suitable for every occasion. I love the fact that the transformation with interchangeable straps is so easy and you can literally have a different watch every day of the week. Daniel Wellington and I, are giving you a chance to win a brand new Daniel Wellington watch of your choice on my blog until 11th November 2014. All you have to do is:
  • send me a mail on ajdasblog@gmail.com
  • tell me which Daniel Wellington watch you want (you can find them here: www.danielwellington.com
  • follow @danielwellingtonwatches on Instagram (tell me under which name you follow)
  • like Daniel Wellington facebook page here (tell me under which name you like)
  • follow my blog Ajda's on Bloglovin here (tell me under which name you follow)
Good luck!

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Ure znamke Daniel Wellington so zagotovo modni dodatek, ki vas ne bo pustil ravnodušnega. S svojim elegantnim in klasičnim pridihom vsakemu stajlingu dodajo tisto piko na i, »preppy« pridih, hkrati pa se odlično podajo tako k športnim, kakor tudi elegantnim kombinacijam. Dejstvo, da je menjava paščkov enostavna in sorazmerno poceni, je še en dodaten plus, ki vas bo zagotovo prepričal v nakup. Kakorkoli, enemu izmed vas, dragi bralci, ure ne bo potrebno kupiti, saj si jo lahko »priigrate« v nagradni igri do 11.novembra. Vse kar morate storiti je izpolniti je:
  • mi poslati mail na ajdasblog@gmail.com
  • dopisati katero Daniel Wellington uro si želiš (ure si lahko ogledaš tukaj: www.danielwellington.com) 
  • slediti moraš profilu @danielwellingtonwatches na Instagramu (in mi sporočiti, pod katerim imenom jim slediš) 
  • všečkati facebook stran Daniel Wellington klik (in mi sporočiti, pod katerim imenom si všečkal/a)
  • slediti mojemu blogu Ajda's preko strani Bloglovin, kar lahko storiš tukaj (in mi sporočiti, pod katerim imenom mi slediš)
Želim ti veliko sreče!

Monday, 27 October 2014

Pink October

Pink October - Beauty Blog


October is most definitely the »pinkest« month of them all. I probably don’t need to explain to you why, we all know that it’s a breast cancer awareness month. Pink is a sign of hope, it represents compassion, nurturing and love. It can be the most feminine and romantic color, while being intimate, thoughtful and caring. I decided to give my support to all those who have been fighting against breast cancer by rounding up all things pink that I’ve been using and loving lately.

»The product« of the month is definitely the set of Zoeva Pink Elements brushes. They launched two amazing sets today (October 27, 2014). I’ve been using the Classic Set non-stop and loving every single brush of the 8 it contains. You can buy them HERE.

Catrice has been one of my favourite drugstore makeup brands and Catrice Liquid Metal Eyeshadow (020 Gold n’ Roses) is one of my fav shades to put on my eyelids. It goes great with the Catrice Defining Blush (080 Sunrose Avanue) I’ve been swiping all around my cheeks almost every day since I got it. To even out my skin complextion, I’ve been rediscovering the amazing Vichy Idealia BB Cream (Light Shade) that I reviewed a while ago (check it out here). Its »sister« Vichy Idealia Eyes has been helping me cover my dark areas around my eyes (I also review it a while ago, read my thoughts here). My lips have been loving Labello Repair & Beauty, Labello’s unique new double action formula that leaves a rosy finish and takes care of my dry lips.

When it comes to nailpolishes, the Catrice Nail Lacquer (51 I’m so aNude) and Catrice Liquid Metal Luxury Lacquers - Shiny (03 My Satin Ballet Shoes) are the ones to go for. Love wearing them separately as well as combining them (painting one of two fingers in a glittery one while leaving the rest in soft pink).

Pink skincare! I am not sure Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate counts as pink, however it suits well the whole photo composition, right? This ultimate serum for enhancing skin’s inherent multi-defensive power against signs of aging, environmental factors and daily stress. I’ve been loving its light texture, the packaging is beyond stunning. Another product I’m literally obsessed with is the Heaven by Deborah Mitchell New Edition Cleansing Cream. I got it in tester size and I’m already thinking about purchasing the original package. It contains bee toxin and it’s the first bee venom cleanser in the World. It removes makeup without any special effort or rubbing and leaves my skin super cleansed (not dried out).

Taking care of my body and soul. I’ve been treating my skin with the REN Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash, the most amazing body wash ever! Love its rose scent, together with the REN Moroccan Rose Otto Firming Crème Riche, they are everything my dry skin craves for. It’s been a real pleasure putting on soft creamy-pink Cheek by Lisca underwear (Sparkle). I’ve been a huge fan of this Slovenian brand, they make the most comfortable, high quality, feminine lingerie. The accessory piece I’ve been adding to my fall outfits a lot is the amazing Perla necklace (Lilly)

Monday, 20 October 2014

OUTFIT: Warm Sweater & Jeans


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It has been unbelievably warm (and sunny) the past few days, so my outfits weren’t as fall appropriate as you would expect. I’ve been walking around in jeans and sweaters, my bike is still the most frequent form of transport (not that I’m complaining). My schedule has been super full / busy, with everything from college obligations, business meetings, press conferences, to creating content for the new portal Etiketa Magazin that I’ve been part of as their beauty editor. To start this week, I decided to show you one of my most worn outfits - boyfriend jeans and a warm white sweater.

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Zagotovo je to jesen, ko je moj trenč plašč omaro zapustil najmanjkrat. Nad čimer se ne bom pritoževala, saj so mi nadvse všeč topli dnevi, ko je dovolj le malo toplejši pulover. Sicer pa ste morda opazili (preko mojega Instagrama @ajdasitar ali odsotnosti na blogu), da je bilo zadnjih 14 dni pri meni precej pestrih – dogajalo se mi je ogromno reči, imela sem kar nekaj obveznosti na faksu, sestankov, tiskovnih konferenc oziroma predstavitev, ustvarjala sem vsebine za Etiketo in še bi lahko naštevali. Ta teden začenjam s preprostim outfitom, boyfriend kavbojkami in mehkim puloverjem.
 

wearing:
GAP 1969 destroyed sexy boyfriend jeans
white fluffy sweater (buy HERE)
H&M leopard sneakers
Gigi New York handbag (buy HERE)
Daniel Wellington watch (buy HERE)
gold Karma necklace (buy HERE)
ZeroUV sunglasses (buy HERE)
Catrice Ultimate Stay Lipstick (050 Mauve Your Lips)

photo: Domen Blenkuš
 

Saturday, 18 October 2014

BEAUTY: Huge Catrice & Essence Haul (without any splurge)


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A few days ago, I attended one of the most amazing beauty blogger events ever. The Cosnova team invited a bunch of Slovenian beauty bloggers to the Ljubljana castle, where we had the chance to see a few special editions, listen to the presentation of Catrice and Essence brands straight from the German Cosnova team, and wait for it – did some shopping without paying anything at the end. All of us, had the chance to pick out 10 products of our own choice, while sipping smoothies and eating delicious cakes and macaroons. Being a huge fan of these two affordable drugstore brands (Catrice is for sure my first love), I was super excited to be a part of this unforgettable experience. At the end, while saying goodbye, we got two bags full of additional Essence and Catrice products to take home. I just wanted to show you a few quick snaps of this no-money-spent-haul” and announce two giveaways (enter according to the Rafflecopter instructions). New beauty posts are coming up on my blog really soon!

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Celotno zgodbo o Essence in Catrice dogodku organiziranemu posebej za lepotne blogerke si lahko preberete na Etiketa Magazin. Tokrat bi z vami rada delila vsebino dveh (pre)polnih vrečk in 10 produktov, ki sem si jih izbrala sama. Na srečo sem si izbrala le en produkt, ki se je v vrečki ponovil – in sicer gre za šminko Catrice Ultimate Stay, ki pa je že dobila nov dom. Prav tako sem dobila tudi še en tekoči puder Catrice Nude Illusion, vendar v drugem odtenku (si lahko mislite, da je tudi ta že dobil svojo uporabnico). Iz samega seznama lahko razberete, da me je »bolj vleklo« k znamki Catrice, vseeno pa menim, da obe znamki ponujata ogromno (kvaliteto, različne odtenke in produkte) za precej nizko ceno. Prav zato sta zagotovo tako zelo popularni ter podirata prodajne rekorde leto za letom. Za vas sem pripravila tudi nagradno igro, kjer lahko osvojite enega izmed dveh paktkov, vse kar morate storiti, je izpolniti Rafflecopter formular.

My 10 picks / Produkti, ki sem jih izbrala sama:
Catrice Nude Illusion Make Up Foundation (010 Nude Ivory)
Catrice Velvet Finish Concealer with Hyaluron (020 Velvet Rose)
Essence Stay All Day Concealer (10 Natural Beige)
Catrice Eyebrow Set
Catrice Absolute Nude Eyeshadow Palette (010 All Nude)
Catrice Liquid Metal Eyeshadow (020 Gold n' Roses)
Catrice Liquid Metal Eyeshadow (040 Under Treasure)
Catrice Ultimate Stay Lipstick (050 Mauve Your Lips)
Catrice Deifining Blush (080 Sunrise Avenue)
Catrice Nail Lacquer (51 I'm so aNude)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

GIVEAWAY (Prize 1):
Essence Click & Go Nails (Glow in the Night)
Essence Effect Lipgloss (C02 Jewels in a Bottle)
Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow (18 Choco-Chic)
Catrice Lash Applicator

GIVEAWAY (Prize 2):
Essence Gel Nails at Home 2in1 Primer&Cleanser
Essence Gel Nails at Home 2in1 Base & Top Coat (French Peel Off Gel)
Essence Gel Nails at Home 2in1 Base & Top Coat (Clear Peel Off Gel)
Essence Effect Nailpolish (21 Icy Fairy)
Essence Silky Touch Blush (80 Autumn Peach)