Favourites in 2010

I'll start with skincare. So far my favourites are:

Neutrogena Visibly Clear 2 in 1 Wash & Mask 
I use it mostly as a mask, I do use it sometimes as a cleanser and I like it a lot. It's my favourite face mask, it makes my skin look so much healthier and it's really cheap for the amount you get.
Uporabljam jo večinoma kot masko, redkeje za vsakodnevno čiščenje. Kot maska mi je izjemno všeč, koža izgleda veliko bolj zdravo po uporabi, pa še poceni je za tako količino.

L'Oreal Exfotonic body scrub
 I finally found a decent scrub. The beads are big and it contains AHA acids. My HG scrub. 
Končno sem našla spodoben piling. Ima velika zrnca in vsebije AHA kisline. Super piling.
Love, love, love.

Dove Nourishing Moisture Beauty Body Milk
The only thing I found to be really moisturing, it leaves my skin so soft.
Edina stvar, ki je dovolj mastna da poskrbi za mojo suho kožo na nogah. Koža je res mehka po uporabi.


Escada's Marine Groove
Marine Groove is a LE for this year and is gorgeous. My favourite fragrance ever. Notes are passionfruit, peony, jasmine and musk. I love the passion fruit in it. It's my signature summer scent.
Marine Groove je letošnja Escadina LE. Moj najljubši parfum ever. Note: pasijonka, potonika, jasmin in mošuš. Pasijonka mi je izjemno všeč, nosim ga poleti.

Calvin Klein Euphoria
Euphoria is my winter scent. Notes include pomegranate, lotus, black orchid, black violet, amber and musk. I get complimented a lot when I wear it.
 Pozimi uporabljam Euphorio. Note: granatno jabolko, črna orhideja, lotus, črna vijolica, jantar in mošuš. Vedno dobim pohvale ko ga nosim. 


Lancome Color Ideal 
My favourite foundation, makes my skin look amazing. 
Moj najljubši tekoči puder, naredi mojo kožo izjemno lepo.

Bourjois Healty Mix concealer 
 Fantastic concealer, good coverage, smells nice, it's perfect for dark circles.
Čudovit korektor, zelo dobro prekriven, diši cvetlično, super za pod oči.

Maybelline Dream Mousse blush in Peach Satin 
In one word: gorgeous. Such a wonderful product, it really livens my face. 
Fantastičen blush, izgleda fantastično na izjemno svetli moji polti. Res škoda, da se ga ne dobi pri nas.

E.l.f. Healty Glow Bronzing Powder in Luminance 
A great, cheap highlighter.
Super, poceni osvetljevalec.

Benefit Coralista 
Another beautful blush, simililar to Nars Orgasm, but slightly more coral.
Še en čudovit blush, podoben Narsovemu Orgasm-u, le da je bolj koralen.

Eye make up:
Palettes: Urban Decay Naked palette and Sleek Storm - both fantastic, beautiful neutral colours. I even use shade called Naked from the Naked palette as a countour./ Obe čudovite nevtralne paletke.
Individual eyeshadows: Mac Satin Taupe and Patina, ArtDeco 245 and Essence Smokey Eyes set in 02 Punky Vibe. - All fantastic for a neutral smokey eye, all are really flattering on gray-blue eyes. Essence set is great for a dark brown smokey look./ Čudovite barve za nevtralen smokey make-up, super za sive-modre oči. Essencov set je super za temnejši rjav smokey make-up.
Eyeliners: Urban Decay Stash and recently Avon SuperShock in black - Stash is the same colour as Artdeco eyeshadow in 245 which is my favourite eyeshadow. Avon's eyeliner is the blackest eyeliner I found./ Stash je enake barve kot ArtDecova senčka 245 (ki je moja naljubša). Avonov eyeliner je najbolj črn liner kar sem jih sprobala.
Random: Essence pure skin pure teint spot fighting duo - concealer is rubbish, but the liquid side for spot treatment is fantastic./ Korektor je zanič, ampak tekočina za mozolje je super. Sem ga kupila že tretjič zapovrstjo.



Manhattan's Soft Mat Creams are discovery of the year (swatches and reviews are here, here and here)./ Odkritje leta, slike in ocene lahko najdete tukaj, tukaj in tukaj. Škoda da ni več barv.
Most worn lipsticks this years were Revlon Pink pout and E.l.f. Runway pink.
Mac Hue is my all-time favourite as is Jemma Kidd lipgloss in Petal.
Gosh Darling is the most flattering nude ever.

Avon SuperShock Gel Eyeliners

I ordered a couple of things from Avon: two SuperShock gel eyeliners in black and plumful. The black one is absolutely the blackest eyeliner I ever tried and it has  fantastic staying power. It literally doesn't budge after it dries, which takes about half a minute, but blends nicely before it dries. Plumful is a nice plum colour, also very pigmented and soft, but the black one's performance is more impressive in my opinion. I seriously recommend these, however I heard these aren't the most suitable for contact wearers.

Naročila sem nekaj stvari preko Avona in sicer 2 SuperShock gel eyelinerja v črni in slivovi barvi imenovani Plumful. Črn je absolutno najbolj črn eyeliner kar sem jih imela in je neverjetno obstojen. Ko se posuši, kar traja kakšne pol minute, ga ne moreš zbrisat z navadnim robčkom (še z vlažnim ga je zelo težko). Plumful je tudi zelo mehek in pigmentiran, vseeno mi je črn ljubši. Oba res priporočam (črn je a must), sem pa slišala da niso najboljši za uporabnice leč, menda se primejo na leče.


Swatches of the two. The second picture is after I tried to remove it with a tissue (about a minute after I applied it).

Swatchi obeh. Na drugi sliki se ju slikala potem, ko sem ju poskušala odstraniti z robčkom (potem, ko sta se posušila). Črnega je treba hitro zabrisati, še preden se posuši, če želite bolj mehko črto.


Another thing I ordered was Clear Skin Pore Penetrating scrub, which I used to have in the old formulation, which was in my opinion way better than the new one. It smells minty,  the beads are medium sized (old formulation has bigger beads, which I loved). Still a decent scrub, I like it.

Druga stvari, ki sem jo naročila je Clear Skin Pore Penetrating piling. Včasih se ta piling imela še v stari embalaži, preden so prenovili celo kolekcijo, in mi je bil tisti bolj všeč. Diši mentolasto, je tudi take barve, zrnca so srednje velika (stari je imel večja zrnca in mi je bil zato bolj všeč). Vseeno je zelo dober piling, meni je všeč.


And my yesterday's purchase L'Oreal Color Riche Serum in S100 Satin Pink. I already swatched this one a couple of month ago (swatches can be found here). It's really moisturizing, has good pigmentation, staying power is ok (but it can't compare to Manhattan's soft mat creams), but it's to expensive for drugstore lippie (12,5€).

Včeraj sem si končno privoščila še L'Oreal Color Riche Serum in S100 Satin Pink. To šminko sem že slikala na ustnicah, slike so tukaj. Je pa precej vlažilna, dobro pigmentirana in nekje srednje obstojna (Manhattanov-i Soft Mat Cream-i so mi dvignili standard :) ). Je kar draga, stane 12,5€.

Haul - Manhattan and Alverde

Manhattan Soft Mat Cream in 54L

I couldn't resist buying another one of Manhattan's Soft Mat Creams. I just adore them (I previously raved about them here and here). So here are swatches of 54L, which is a dusty rose colour. Isn't it gorgeous?


Nisem se mogla upreti, da ne bi kupila še enega izmed Manhattan Soft Mat Cream-ov. Obožujem jih, o njih sem pisala že tukaj in tukaj. Evo še slike odtenka 54L, ki je temno roza. A ni lep?

Alverde Gel-Eyeliner 046  Mareike

Alverde recently released LE called My Best Friend which includes several gel eyeliners, lipsticks, eyeliner brush and eyeshadow palettes. I bought eyeliner brush (second one, I like this brush a lot) and eyeliner in the shade 046 Mareike, which is a petrol blue. Consistency is really weird, hair gel like. I hard to apply it nice. I thought the staying power will be an issue, but it drys fast and it stays on reasonably well. The colour is so pretty, but if I knew what the consistency's like, I probably wouldn't buy it.


Alverde je pred kratkim postavil na police novo omejeno kolekcijo imenovano My Best Friend, ki vsebuje gel eyelinerje, šminke, paletke s senčili in čopič za eyeliner. Kupila sem že drugi čopič (meni je zelo všeč) in gel eyeliner v odtenku 046 Mareike, ki je petrolno modre barve. Je pa zelo čudne konsistence, nekako tak kot gel za lase. Ravno zato sem sumila, da ne bo obstojen, pa se začuda hitro posuši in tam tudi ostane. Vseeno je težko naredi lepo črto. Barva je lepa, vseeno pa ga verjetno ne bi kupila, če bi vedela kakšen je. 

Manhattan Soft Mat Lipcreams

I already raved about these lipcreams, which are amazing. They feel like liquid lipsticks, are very pigmented, and dry mat. I recently purchased shade called 53M, which is peachy-pink. Swatches of 45H and 56K can be found here. Today I swatched all 6 colours available together and I think I'll also buy 54L. They are about 6-7€ and are quite heavily scented, the smell like vanilla ice cream.
V eni izmed prejšnjih objav sem že govorila kako obožujem Manhattanove Soft Mat Lipcream-e (slike odtenkov 56K in 45H so tukaj). So kot tekoče šminke, zelo pigmentirane in prekrivne, posušijo se mat. Nazadnje sem kupila še odtenek 53K, ki breskove barve. Na voljo je 6 odtenkov (spodnja slika), mislim da bo kupila še odtenek 54L. Stanejo nekaj čez 6€. So zelo odišavljeni, meni dišijo po vanilijem sladoledu.

Manhattan, Lush, L'Occitane

Manhattan Magic Duo eyeshadow in Chrystal Plum is a part of LE called Diamonds are a Girls... I love, love, love the darker colour (darkened plum) and they are both really pigmented, but staying power is incredibly poor (no matter what I use underneath). It starts fading so fast, what a pity. The plum eyeshadow is matte, the lighter pinkish eyeshadow has some sparkles.
Senčilo je del Manhattanove omejene kolekcije imenovane Diamonds are a Girls... Temnejša, slivova senčka mi je izjemno všeč, vendar pa kljub temu da sta precej pigmentirani, sta zelo neobstojni in hitro zbledita, pa ni važno kaj uporabim pod senčko. Škoda. Temnejša senčka je mat, svetlejša ima nekaj bleščic.


I went to Lush a couple of week ago, because I really wanted one of their bubble bars. I chose the one from their Christmas collection. It's called Candy Cane in it smell exactly as the Snow Fairy shower gel and Cream Candy bubble bar (smells something like a bubble gum). I wanted to make the most of it, so I cut it in 4 pieces. I used one when I took my bath and it turned out that was simply to little, there was almost no foam. I guess you can't really can't be stingy with this one.
Nekaj tednov nazaj sem obiskala Lush, ker sem si res zaželela eno izmed njihovih penečih kopeli. Vzela sem Candy Cane iz božične kolekcije in diši enako kot snow Fair tuš gel ali Cream Candy peneča kopel (nekako po čugimijih). Hotela sem jo imeti za čim večkrat, zato sem jo narezala na 4 dele, pa se je izkazalo da četrtina ni dovolj. Pene je bilo zelo malo, drugič bom uporabila več. Škoda, ker je precej draga, če jo imaš lahko samo za 2x.


L'Occitane Almond Shower oil is one of my favourite products of all time. The scent is absolutely gorgeous, I can't help myself not sniffing it all the time. Oh, if only there was a fragrance with such scent. Too bad it's so expensive (16,50 €), but it's worth every cent. It's an oil that when applied on wet skin, transforms into a thick foam. The scent lingers on the skin for quite some time, I do still smell it in the morning.
L'Occitanovo mandljevo olje za tuširanje je eden izmed mojih najljubših izdelkov ever. Diši absolutno božansko, ne morem ga nekah ovohavat. Škoda, da je tako drag (16,50€), ampak je vreden vsaj zaradi vonja. Olje se spremeni v gosto peno, ko ga nasemo na mokro kožo. Vonj se obdrži kar nekaj časa.


Ombia Multicolored Rouge

I found it in Hoffer. Of course I didn't expect much, Hoffer is not renouned for high quality make up, but I like this blush. Swirled together looks a bit sheer, more of a highlighter type blush, but if I use only the darkest colour (which is really pigmented) it gives me a lovely peachy flush. The middle colour is an average highlighter, the bottom colour is a good subtle blush, but only if you're really pale. Packaging is surprisingly good, you get a decent sized mirror and a powder puff (which is of no use). Price was 3,99€, but it's limited edition.

Tale blush sem našla v Hoffer-ju (mami me vedno heca, da sem zmožna mejkap še v Bauhausu najti, lol), seveda nisem pričakovala kaj dosti. Če uporabim vse barve skupaj izgleda bolj kot osvetljevalec in ne kot blush, če pa uporabim samo zgornjo, najtemnejšo barvo (ki je precej pigmentirana) dobim čudovito, breskovo barvo. Srednja barva je nekako povprečen osvetljevalec, spodnja barva je dober, svetel blush, ampak le za sneguljčice. Embalaža je presenetljivo dobra, zraven je ogledalo in gobica. Stal je 3,99€, ampak je LE.



A comparison with Nars Deep throat, sorry for the bad quality, the sun was already setting. Last picture is me wearing just the darkest colour.

Primerjava z Narsovim Deep throat. Se oproščam za slabo kvaliteto, sonce je že zahajalo. Na zadnji sliki nosim le najtemnejšo barvo.


My Current Hair Care

I have long, curly, dry, stubborn hair that hate rainy days and give me much trouble with trying to tame them (usually my only weapons are hair straightener or curler). I also have severe dandruff for some time now. I tried much of the products  available here in Slovenia, from Oronazol , Fitoval (neither of the two was particularity effective), Vichy (the old packaging, worked very well for the first time, but didn't work the second time I purchased it), Lavera Cornflower (horrible, my scalp itched like crazy after using it, plus it really stinks, a very annoying herbal smell) and the list continues on and on.  I purchased Ducray Selegel for dry dandruff 6 weeks ago and I just finished the treatment. It worked ok, it's not miraculous but it's a significant improvement in terms of sensitivity of the scalp, however dandruff is still here. It's recommended to continue the treatment with Ducray Elution, which I used once so far, so I can't review it fully.
Imam dolge, zelo suhe, kodraste lase, katere je skoraj nemogoče ukrotiti brez uporabe ravnalca ali kodralnika. Še posebej imajo radi deževno vreme, takrat imajo frizz party, lol. V zadnjih letih imam ogromne probleme s prhljajem. Poskusila sem ogromno šamponov na voljo v Sloveniji od Oronazola, Fitovala (oba precej neučinkovita), Vichy (staro pakiranje, ta je pomagal prvič, ko se ga uporabljala, ko sem kupila drugo pakungo efekta ni bilo več), Lavero plavica (grozen, lasišče me je grozno srbelo po uporabi, pa še njegovega zeliščnega vonja ne prenašam najbolje), itd... Šest tednov nazaj sem kupila Ducray Selegel za suh prhljaj in sem ravnokar zaključila s kuro. Je kar efektiven, ni sicer čudežen, je pa precejšno izboljšanje kar se tiče občutljivosti lasišča, samo prhljaj ni izginil. Priporočeno je nadaljevati  z šamponom Elution od iste znamke (do zdaj sem ga uporabila le enkrat, tako da kakšne konkretne ocene ne morem podati).

 My favourite conditoners/masks/treatments are: 
TBS Honey Conditioner – My absolute favorite, very moisturizing and effective. Gorgeous sweet smell (marzipan?). Of course they discontinued it, plus it wasn't available here in Slovenia, since we don't have TBS. /Moj najljubši balzam. Super nahrani lase pa še diši lepo (mogoče po marcipanu?). Seveda je šel iz prodaje, itak se ga pa ni dalo kupiti v Sloveniji. 
Fructis Oil Repair mask – I think I repurchased it four times in an row by now. Great mask, again very moisturising, nice fruity smell. Really lovely product./ To masko sem kupila že 4. zapored. Ena izmed najboljših mask, je zelo hranilna, diši enako kot vsi fructisovi izdelki –sadno. Res super za svojo ceno 
      John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Shine Release conditioner  – I discovered this conditioner a couple of months ago and I recently purchased a second bottle. I haven't noticed any extra shine or even that it would enhance my hair colour, but the hair feel very silky after using it. The scent reminds me of a mixture of coconut and a generic shampoo scent. / Ta balzam sem prvič kupila nekaj mesecev nazaj, zdaj imam že drugo tubo. Po njem so lasje zelo svileni, nisem pa opazila kakšnega posebno močnega sijaja ali pa da bi poudaril barvo las (kot trdi proizvajalec), meni je vseeno zelo všeč. Vonj me spominja na mešanico kokosa in nekega tipičnega vonja šamponov.



For my ends I currently use Orofluido, a silicon-oil, which contains argan, cyperus and linseed oil. It's heavily scented, but I can't smell it anymore the next day on my hair. It's an oriental scent with most prominent notes amber and vanilla. It looks really luxurious and it quite greasy. The amount you receive is huge, the bottle holds 100ml, which lasts you a long time. It a decent products, one of the better ones I tried.

Za konice trenutno uporabljam Orofluido, ki ne nekakšna mešanica olj (vsebuje arganovo, cyperusovo (ne cipresino) in lanenino olje) in silikonov. Diši parfumsko, orientalski vonj baziran na jantarju in vaniliji,  jaz vonja drugi dan ne zaznam več na laseh. Je precej mastno in gosto, super za moje suhe lase. Količina je ogromna, steklenička vsebuje 100 ml izdelka, kar traja kar nekaj časa. Olje mi je kar všeč, je eden izmed boljših silikonov, ki sem jih preizkusila. 




Nars Lip Lacquer Chelsea Girls and DiorKiss Cotton Candy

I almost forgot I have this lacquer, probably because I never really liked it much. I'm not that bothered by the fact that it comes in a pot, I apply it with a TBS lip brush. The problem is the consistency, which is very thick and tacky. Another problem is the colour, I expected it to be more nude (however I am very pale), it looks to beige-brown on me. The scent is kind of plasticky, but not overpowering.
Skoraj sem pozabila da imam tale gloss, verjetno zato ker mi nikoli ni bil povsem všeč. Dejstvo da je v lončku me ne moti preveč, nanašam ga z čopičem iz The Body Shop-a. Zelo me moti, da je gost in lepljiv, pravtako mi ni všeč barva, pričakovala sem svetlejšo nude, na meni pa izpade bolj bežkasto-rjavo (sem zelo svetla). Diši nekako plastično ampak vonj ni pretirano intenziven. 


And another swatch of an ancient DiorKiss gloss (it's long discontinued). It's one the most shimmery glosses I own (shimmer gets everywhere), it's really sticky and it smells like grapes.
Še en swatch DiorKiss glosa (ki je šel že davno iz prodaje). Je eden najbolj bleščičastih glosov v moji zbirki, je zelo lepljiv in diši po grozdju.


And some pictures of my new lipstick/gloss bag that my mom brought. It just to be a first aid kit (with nothing much left), so I found a new use for it.
Še nekaj slik moje nove torbice za šminke in glosse. Včasih je bila za prvo pomoč, samo notri ni več kaj dosti ostalo, zato sem jo porabila malo drugače.