Monday, 23 February 2015

BEAUTY: Zoeva Rose Golden Vol.2 Collection



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Ever since rose gold became “a thing”, I’ve been slightly obsessing over it. It’s literally everywhere (at least in fashion and beauty), and there’s always room for some more in my opinion. For all those makeup geeks out there, there’s probably no need for presenting the German brand Zoeva, for all those who are not familiar with it, I can just say that you’re missing a lot (especially if you’re into makeup). They make the best luxurious makeup brushes for a reasonable price and a whole bunch of other amazing makeup products as well.

Today (February 23rd, 2015), is launch date for some amazing new Zoeva products: the Zoe Bangle (the first Zoeva’s jewelry item which looks divine), two brush sets in a new colour combination, a new makeup palette plus an amazing acrylic brush holder. I already have set of eye brushes from the “original” Rose Golden Collection (read here), but the latest just blew me away! My new Rose Golden Vol.2 Luxury Set is a stunner, for sure.

The colour combination of cream and rose gold in the Zoeva Rose Golden Vol.2 Collection is beyond stunning, I love the engraved Zoeva logo on the metal part of the brush handle, it makes it look even more luxurious. The quality is (as mentioned in my previous posts about Zoeva) amazing, the bristles are incredibly soft, easy to use and well made. You get the following 8 brushes and a stunning Large Rose Golden Brush Clutch in a set for 65€:

  • Zoeva 104 Buffer Face Brush
  • Zoeva 109 Luxe Face Paint
  • Zoeva 126 Luxe Cheek Finish
  • Zoeva 225 Smudger
  • Zoeva 228 Luxe Crease
  • Zoeva 234 Luxe Smoky Shader
  • Zoeva 317 Wing Liner
  • Zoeva 322 Brow Line

The Rose Golden Vol. 2 Complete Eye Set (which I already have in the original Rose Golden colour combo) contains 12 brushes (for the same price), made particularly for the eye area. Speaking of eyes, today is also the launch date for the brand new Zoeva Rose Golden eyeshadow palette. It contains 10 eyeshadows featuring an array of stunning metallic, matte and satin shades all in “easy-to-wear” colours. They are super pigmented, easy to apply and blend, the colour range makes them perfect for the upcoming spring and summer days (and nights). It quickly became one of my most used eyeshadow palettes and it won’t go off of my makeup menu any time soon. Zoeva has also included a matching rose gold patterned brush holder, which can be bought individually or together with the brush set. It’s highly practical, visually attractive and it is a great match for the brushes.

Zoeva “dreams in powder nude and rose gold”, and I most definitely do too (at least when it comes to makeup brushes). These products are not only amazing quality; they look beyond stunning and luxurious.

YOU CAN BUY ZOEVA PRODUCTS HERE!


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Nemška znamka Zoeva me še prav nikoli ni pustila na cedilu – ne s samo kvaliteto in prav zagotovo ne z izgledom njihovih produktov. Tokrat so z novo Rose Golden Vol.2 kolekcijo prav gotovo prekosili same sebe. Res je, da je trend rožnato zlate na modni in lepotni sceni že kar nekaj časa (in zato morda sama izbira barve niti ni tako veliko presenečenje), vendar sama menim, da je prav nikoli ni dovolj. Vsekakor to dokazuje tudi znamka Zoeva, ki je v svoji najnovejši kolekciji kombinirala pudrasto in rožnato zlato, pustila ogromen pečat tudi s samimi detajli (napisi, graviran logo na držalu) in navsezadnje zopet požela vse pohvale za izjemno kvalitetne produkte po še vedno dostopni ceni.

Kombinacija rožnato zlate je pri znamki Zoeva že prisotna – in sicer v prvi Rose Golden kolekciji, iz katere imam sama set čopičev za ličenje oči (preberi si objavo tukaj). Tokrat so s pudrasto zagotovo »zadeli v polno«, v ponudbo pa so dodali sva seta – Zoeva Rose Golden Vol.2 Luxury Set čopičev za ličenje celotnega obraza in Zoeva Rose Golden Vol.2 Complete Eye Set za ličenje oči. Moj Luxury set predstavlja 8 čopičev, s katerimi brez težav pričaram prav vsak makeup videz. Navdušena sem nad njihovo kvaliteto, izjemno mehkimi ščetinami in enostavno uporabo. Shranjujem jih v novi akrilični posodici, ki so jo pri Zoevi dodali v svojo ponudbo prav tako danes – skupaj zares izgledajo kot prava mojstrovina.

Med novosti se je uvrstila tudi nova Zoeva Rose Golden paletka z 10imi senčili v čudovitih mat, satenastih in svetlečih odtenkih, ki so kot nalašč za prihajajočo pomlad in poletje. Odlikuje jih izjemna pigmentiranost in božanske barve (pri njih ne zaznavam prav nič “fall out-a” ali drugi nevšečnosti; so ravno prav mazljive). Je vrhunski nadomestek za precej dražjo Naked3 paletko (vsebuje sicer manj odtenkov, vendar so le-ti izjemno uporabni). Produkti imajo le eno samo »slabo« lastnost: so namreč prečudoviti in nakupu se zelo težko izogneš (beri: trpeča denarnica).

Zoeva produkte lahko kupiš TUKAJ ali pa si ogledaš ponudbo v slovenski spletni drogeriji Moja Drogerija.


Thursday, 19 February 2015

OUTFIT: Over the knee boots



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I’ve been searching for »the pair« of over-the-knee boots for quite some time and I finally found them. They are a good option for a comfy yet chic look and being flat means I can wear them all day long. Although they don’t have a high heel, I can easily look sophisticated wearing them and they are for sure the perfect winter footwear given their versatility. This time I decided to keep the outfit casual by combining them with skinny jeans, warm turtleneck sweater, jacket and a black hat that I’ve been loving this winter. They’ve been on trend for quite some time now and they are here to stay. Invest in a great high quality pair, they are a purchase you won’t regret!

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Škornji, ki segajo nad koleno so modni kos, ki nas obkroža že zadnjih nekaj let, in končno so svoje mesto dobili tudi v moji omari. Nakup kvalitetnih in lepih škornjev je za moje pojme velika dogodivščina, ki je vse prej kot enostavna (vam prav zavidam, če imate takšno srečo, da jih najdete takoj, ko vstopite v trgovino). V trgovini MASS sem sama našla (zame) popoln par, ki je ravno prav eleganten in vsestranski – da je mogoča precej preprosta »casual« kombinacija, kot tudi tista »malo bolj posebna« (beri: elegantna). Tokrat sem se odločila črne kose oblačil in eno mojih najljubših jaken (čeprav morda ne izgleda, je dejansko v kombinaciji s toplim puloverjem dovolj topla za zadnjih nekaj dni).

whole look by NEW YORKER
over the knee boots by TAMARIS (TRGOVINA MASS)

photo: Domen Blenkuš


Tuesday, 17 February 2015

BEAUTY: My secret to waving dry skin bye, bye



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My normal to dry skin type is constantly keeping me on a hunt for new products that will provide my skin all the moisture and nourishment it needs. Every winter, there comes a time, when my skin is dehydrated and in order for it not to look as a cracked dried out lake bottom, a proper skin care is a must! The following products have been more than helpful in the last few weeks and I wanted to share them with you, if you fight the same fight as I do:

Vichy Thermal Spa Water is a soothing and fortifying mineral-rich water in a spray mist that provides an immediate refreshing effect on skin. It boosts skin comfort and it works perfectly as a “base” before applying oil, serum or moisturizer. You may also use it along with your gel eyeliner in a pot or for wet eyeshadow application, as a gentle makeup setting spray or just as a refreshment during the day. It has been “a must” in my routine for a few years now.

Heaven by Deborah Mitchell Heavenly Eyes Regenerating Complex is an amazing eye product I discovered this winter. Hands down, this is one of the best eye creams I've ever tried, especially if your eye area is rather dry. It contains some super amazing nourishing ingredients such as vitamin A, oxygen and moisture reservoir. This little can last for quite some time, keep that in mind when checking its price.

A high quality hydration mask is essential these days! Clarins Hydra Quench cream mask is an oasis of comfort for dry, devitalized skin (as they say at Clarins). You leave this one on your skin for 5-10 minutes, meanwhile a Katafray draws moisture to the skin and a Sorbier Budy helps stimulate micro-circulation for a healthy-looking glow. My skin feels fresh, radiant and well moistured after use.

For my hands, I've been switching the products constantly and the one that really made a huge difference to my dry and itchy skin is Nivea SOS Hand Balm Repair & Care. It soothes and protects dry and chapped hands with its concentrated formula with Dexpanthenol and Hydra IQ. I am clapping with my well-moisturized hands for this one!

Labello Lip Butter Original has been nourishing my lips with a moisturizing formula that contains Shea Butter and Almond Oil, leaving them ultra soft. This one has been one of the many lip treatments I've been (ab)using this winter and I can really give it a thumbs up for amazing formula, scent and effects.


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Zaradi svojega normalnega do suhega tipa kože pravzaprav skozi celotno leto iščem produkte, ki bodo moji koži zagotovili nadvse potrebno vlaženje in hranljivost. Prav vsako zimo pa se povrh vsega srečujem še z izsušenostjo (ki jo povzroča predvsem kurjava in nenehne temperaturne spremembe). Naslednjih pet produktov mi pomaga do lepšega in bolj zdravega izgleda kože:

Vichy termalna voda v razpršilu je stalnica v moji negovalni/makeup rutni. Poleti mi služi predvsem kot osvežitev; je izvrsten dodatek k siceršnji negi (uporabljam jo tik pred nanosom olja, seruma ali kreme za obraz), saj poskrbi, da je koža še bolj navlažena; hkrati pa se odlično obnese tudi pri ličenju – tako pri mokremu nanosu senčil ali eyelinerja v lončku, vlaženju čopičev za ličenje kot tudi kot nežen fiksator po končanem ličenju (zadnji način je eden izmed nasvetov priznane vizažistke Nike Veger, ki prav tako piše svoj lepotni blog). Produkte Vichy lahko kupite v lekarnah in posameznih trgovinah.

Heaven by Deborah Mitchell krema za okoli oči Heavenly Eyes Regenerating Complex je zagotovo ena najboljših krem za predel okoli oči, kar sem jih imela priložnost preizkusiti. Koži zagotovi vlaženje in jo nahrani. Vsebuje vitamin A, kisik in vrsto vlažilnih sestavin, in je prav zato primerna za vse z bolj suhim predelom okoli oči. Na nanos je potrebna zelo majhna količina (kot pri večini Heaven produktov) in prav zato je kljub malo višji ceni, produkt, ki ga je zares vredno kupiti. Za 48,70€ ga najdete TUKAJ v prenovljeni embalaži.

Produkt, ki bo zasvojil vse s suho in izsušeno kožo je Clarins Hydra Quench kremna maska. Koži bo povrnila sijoč, zdrav, navlažen, zares »udoben« občutek in videz. Gre za bogato kremno masko, ki se jo na obrazu pusti delovati 5-10 minut. Koža je po nanosu super navlažena, izgleda spočito in zdravo. Od mene si zasluži prav vse pohvale!

Ker pozimi še posebej trpi tudi koža na rokah, je dobra krema zagotovo »must have«. Krema za roke Nivea SOS Hand Balm Repair & Care je ena izmed boljših, saj v trenutku pomiri in navlaži zelo suho in razpokano kožo. Njena formulacija je precej koncentrirana, vsebuje dekspantenol in Hydra IQ, ki kožo tudi obnavljata.

Največ vlaženja in nege zahtevajo moje ustnice prav v hladnejšim mesecih. V ta namen uporabljam vrsto produktov, precej pa me je navdušil balzam Labello Lip Butter Original. Kombinacija Hydra IQ, karitejevega masla, mandljevega olja in formulacija, ki se čudovito stopi na ustnicah, mi pomagajo do obnove, vlaženja in čudovitega sijaja ustnic.

Monday, 2 February 2015

BEAUTY: Two new lip products to try out



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Eclat Minute Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector (aka one-of-a-few-lipglosses-i-like) just got its rival! Clarins came out with an amazing new makeup line, and two products really stood out for me. The first one is the Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, which nourishes and enhances lip's natural beauty; the other is the Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfector. This heavenly looking melting gel lip balm won me over in a minute! It glides over my lips effortlessly, has a deliciously sweet smell (and taste), while my lips instantly look plumper, smoother and more luscious. Clarins offers 6 shades at this point, my pick was the lightest one (shade 03 My Pink; a personalised pink that reacts to your lips ph levels) and I find it perfect for all those busy days when I don’t have time to worry about my lipstick getting smudged. It enhances and lightens my natural lip colour, and most importantly – moisturises my lips! I’m obsessed!

The other product that I’ve been loving lately is the Shiseido Veiled Rouge lipstick in Carrera BE301. The Veiled Rouges are obviously not a new product from Shiseido, however this time they added 4 new shades and a new ingredient called the Veiling Pearl which offers the incomparable delicate shine by reflecting light in multiple directions to prevent dullness. I am usually more of a fan of non-shimmery finish, however I’ve fallen in love with this new nude shade right away. It doesn’t dry out my lips and gives a subtle wash of colour and shine. Another go-to product I’ve been carrying around in my handbag religiously!

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To, da sem navdušena nad subtilnimi odtenki vlažilnih produktov za ustnice, ste zagotovo še opazili. Da ne bo pomote – rada posežem po kakšni močnejši »statement« barvi, vseeno pa se mi zdijo nežni odtenki primernejši za vsakodnevno uporabo, enostavno so zame bolj nosljivi. V tem mesecu prihajata na tržišče dva čudovita produkta, ki sta me oba osvojila že ob prvem nanosu. Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfector je kompaktnejša različica Eclat Minute Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector-ja (enega redkih lipglosov, ki ga dejansko prenesem na svojih ustnicah). Gre za čudovito dišeč hibrid med balzamom za ustnice in šminko, osvojil me je s svojo čudovito embalažo, vlaženjem in subtilno barvo. Izbrala sem odtenek 03 My Pink, ki ustnice rahlo osvetli in čudovito navlaži (načeloma bo barva odvisna od pH-ja ustnic). Drugi produkt, ki me je prepričal je Shiseido Veiled Rouge šminka v odtenku Carrera BE301. Šminke Veiled Rouge so sicer pri Shiseidu že stalnica, tokrat so dodali le 4 nove odtenke in eno super novo sestavino (Veiling Pearl). Odtenek BE301 je eden najlepših nude odtenkov z rahlim sijajem.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

BEAUTY: My Experience with Suki



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Suki is a brand that I've heard about before, and never tried it. I must admit, I didn't really get the hype about all-natural skincare (except the brand Heaven by Deborah Mitchell, but that's a whole nother story), but then the opportunity came up and I ended up changing my whole daily skincare regime by starting using Suki's products. This 100% natural skincare convinced me with four products – a toner, day cream, facial oil and an eye repair balm.

Suki Concentrated Strengthening Toner is suitable for combo to dry skin, it feels and smells fresh and fruity, plus it's full of antioxidants and vitamins (you can already guess that only by smelling it). I love the fact that you can use it without a cotton ball, I just spray it all over my face – it spreads out really well.

I follow with a pump of the Suki Nourishing Day Cream and mix it with two drops of  Suki Nourishing Facial Oil (I am all about the oils in skincare as you might know). That is how my skin gets a full dosage of vitamins and antioxidants. Both products are suitable for combination to dry skin, having a normal to dry skin type the pack of these four products works wonders. They moisturize and nourish my skin, leaving it with a healthy glow.

Speaking of four products – the fourth and my absolute favorite is the Suki Ultra-Protect Eye Balm – Night (formerly known as Eye Repair Balm). You only get 15ml of the product in a jar, but still lasts long! I've been using it morning and evening by warming my fingers a little and gently applying it on the eye area. The consistency is very rich, that's why it is a perfect night eye treatment (could be too much as the daily one, especially if you don't have dry skin). It is (supposedly) great for broken and damaged skin, even eczema. Although is it quite pricey, it's definitely worth the splurge.

Overall, Suki products have a lovely minimalistic design and high quality natural ingredients. A new brand I discovered in 2014 worth every penny/cent. I am addicted!


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Stoodstotno naravna kozmetika me nikoli ni zares “povlekla notri” in prepričala do te mere, da bi opustila vse ostale produkte (če izključimo Heaven by Deborah Mitchell, ampak to je že zgodba zase). Po eni strani sem za to kriva sama, saj ji nisem dala prave priložnosti. Tako je prišla znamka Suki, me prepričala, da sem popolnoma zamenjala produkte moje osnovne negovalne rutine kože na obrazu. Preizkusila sem njihov tonik, dnevno kremo, olje in balzam za predel okoli oči. Zagotovo je največ moje ljubezni dobila krema za predel okoli oči, saj je naravnost vrhunska in nadvse primerna za vse z normalnim do suhim tipom kože (prepričale so me tako sestavine, kot tudi samo učinkovanje). Bolj detajlno prezentacijo oziroma mini ocene produktov sem pripravila v angleškem jeziku (upam, da je vsem razumljiva, sicer pa sem na voljo za kakšno vprašanje). Vsekakor gre za znamko, ki je vredna svojega denarja. Navdušila vas bo z minimalističnim dizajnom in skrbno izbranimi sestavinami.

Photos were made in Cubo Hotel in Ljubljana by Domen Blenkuš.