Deborah Atomic Red 09 and a Small Haul

I recently swatched most of the Atomic Red lipsticks from Deborah. This week I purchased a shade numbered 09. It a light pink with slight beige tones (on my lips almost a medium pink) with a cream finish. It's very creamy (unfortunately so creamy it settles in lines) and moisturising  It lasts long on the lips. The most similar shade I used to own is Jing-a-ling by Benefit, however this is a warm pink while Jing-a ling has blue undertones. It is also very similar to Runway pink by E.l.f., but 09 is darker.
Pred kratkim se swatchala večino Deborinih Atomic Red šmink, sama sem kasneje kupila odtenek številka 09. Je svetlo roza z nekaj bež toni z kremnim finišem, zelo vlažilna in precej obstojna. Na žalost je tako kremna, da se vsede v ''gubice'' ustnic, ampak je vseeno zelo dobra šminka v primerjavi z ostalimi za podobno ceno, ki se dobijo v Sloveniji. Od šmink, ki sem jih imela, je najbolj podobna Benefitovi Jing-a-ling in E.l.f.-ovi Runway pink (od slednje je temnejša). Kupila sem jo v Müllerju za 8,59€.

In other news, I found a potential dupe for Mac's Hue lipstick (my favourite shade ever!). It's called True lip colour in shade 47 by Make up Factory (German high-end brand, I think it's only sold in Müller). It's really, really similar. I think it about 14-15€, which is (if I remember correctly) cheaper than a Mac lipstick in Austria. I have pictures where I compared the two, but they turned out bad, so here a picture just with MUF 47.
Našla sem nadomestek za Macovo Hue (moja najljubša šminka ever) in to v Müllerju. Gre za True lip color šminko v odtenku 47 od Make up Factory. Je izjemno podobna Macovi Hue in še cenejša, kot če bi jo šla kupit v Avstrijo, stane nekje 14-15€. Ko mi zmanjka Hue jo bom sigurno kupila.



I also purchased some falsies from Essence and a 15 ml bottle of Jean-Paul Grand fragrance called My Love purple.
Kupila sem še par umetnih trepalnic od Essence in 15 ml stekleničko parfuma My Love vijola od Jean-Paul Grand.

I think My Love is the name of the collection of 4 fragrances (all are 15 ml). All were very nice (I might be purchasing another one), the light blue one is very similar to Miss Dior Cherie. The dark purple one that I bought is sort of similar to Marine Groove by Escada (my favourite fragrance). So far I've seen them only in Müller. And they are really cheap, a mere 3€ per bottle.
Kolikor mi uspelo videti je My Love neka kolekcija 4 parfumov (vsi po 15 ml), ne vem če je omejena, sem jih pa videla v Müllerju. Stanejo po 3€, temno vijolični, ki sem ga kupila je malo podoben Escadinem Marine Groove (moj najljubši parfum). Svetlo moder se mi je zdel zelo podoben Miss Dior Cherie. Meni vsi zelo lepo dišijo, mogoče kupim še kakšnega.

Deborah Atomic Red Lipsticks


There's two types of Atomic Red lipsticks, one is a regular line (with 14 shades) and the other which consists of mat shades (7) is called Atomic Red Mat. The testers were a mess, the numbers were mixed up, some of the shades were missing, some had a different packaging, just really confusing. The only mat shade there was 09, but I have an older picture of mat shade 12, which is I believe a LE. The only shade that appeals to my taste is 09 (from the regular line, 2nd pic), it's a nice light to medium pink with a cream finish. 08 would be gorgeous, if it weren't frosty, but with all that frost it looks a bit cheap. I never owned a Deborah lipstick, but I am tempted to try 09 out. 12 (regular line) also looks nice. 01, 02 and 09 (mat) simply horrify me.

I hope these swatches are helpful.

Manhattan Perfect Creamy & Care Lipsticks

 8 of the 9 shades (54L, which is another brown shade, is missing), taken in sunlight:
Manhattan has two lines of lipsticks, one is called X-treme Last & Shine (which has a wider selection of shades), the other one is Perfect Creamy & Care. Aside from LE shade Rosewood, I never owned a Manhattan lipstick. So I decided to swatch them, to see if any shade appeals to me. Well I was a bit disappointed, from 9 shades available, only two were pink (one of those, 57D which is a really bright bubble gum pink, is not particularity wearable) and more than half of the line consist of brownish shades (I really dislike brown shades). Two remaining shades are a really bright orange (34N, completely unwearable) and a tomato red (45N) The only shade that I would consider worth buying is 56L, which is a lovely light pink shade. All of the shades have a frost finish. I hope these swatches are useful.

6/9 shades (pic taken in sunlight):
Taken in the shade:

Oriflame Lipstick Swatches

I need some help with identifying these lipsticks. My cousin gave me these, she got them as samples of to her unknown lipstick. Does anyone recognize these? I've done some investigation and I suspect they're called Pure Colour lipsticks, but I'm not sure. The numbers are odd too.
Rabim malo pomoči. Namreč dobila sem te Oriflamove šminke od sestrične in ona ne ve točno katere so. Sama sem že gledala po novem katalogu in predvidevam, da so Pure Colour šminke. Številke so mi zelo čudne in spodaj na dnu šmink so informacije zelo skope. A jih katera prepozna?

These aren't particurlary moisturizing, however also not particurlary drying. The two frosty shades don't stay long, but the two creamy one's aren't so bad.
Šminke niso ne vem kako vlažilne, ampak tudi ne izsušujejo. 2 odtenka sta frosty in sta bolj malo obstojna, druga dva sta kremna, ta dva sta bolj obstojna.


00008 - is a frosty lavender, not that pigmented, actually really unflattering shade. I wouldn't recommed this one. Essence 01 Frosty is really similar./ Sivka s frosty finišem, ni kaj preveč pigmentirana, v bistvu se na ustnicah vidijo le bleščice. Meni zelo nevšečen odtenek, Essence 01 Frosty je zelo podoben odtenek.

00011 - is a pale bubble gum frosty shade, again not that pigmented (but more than 00008). Not my cup of tea (I really dislike frosty shades), it's similar to NYX Harmonica/ svetlo roza s frost finishem, ne preveč pigmentirana (vseeno bolj kot 00008). Meni ni všeč, je pa podobna NYX-ovi Harmonici.

00012 - is a bright pink but slighly peachy with cream finish. The most wearable of the four, a really pretty shade and my favorite. I'd definitely recommend this one./ roza s malo breskve, kremni finiš. Najbolj primerna za vsakdanjik in moja naljubša.  Priporočam (če ugotovite kateri odtenek v katalogu dejansko je :) )

00007 - a bright pink, the darkest of the bunch. My second favourite, perfect if you like something a bit brighter. Another shade I'd recommend./ živo pink in najtemnejša od štirih. Moja druga najljubša, super če imate radi bolj žive barve (vseeno ni preveč živa). Priporočam.

A Small Haul and Awards

  • Bioderma Sensibio make-up remover - I bought it after the recommenadation of the Pixiwoo sisters. It's a great make-up remover, that's not oil-based. It's really gentle, but removes make-up completely. / Super odstranjevalec, ki ni baziran na oljni osnovi (takih namreč ne maram). Je zelo nežen  in temeljito odstrani ves makeup
  • Neutrogena Visibly Clear moisturizer
  • Tana eyelash curler - my absolute favourite eyelash curler/ Moje naljubše. Prej sem imela na preizkušnji Manhattanove in so grozne. Te so super, problem je le, da nisem uspela najti rezerve gumice.
  • Essence crystal liner
  • Max Factor white eyeliner
  • Lipsmacker Coca-cola cherry - I adore lipsmackers, they are the most moisturizing lip balms I found so far. The scent of this one reminds me of Hubba Bubba Cherry bubble gums./ Absolutno obožujem lipsmackerje. So najbolj mastni balzami, kar sem jih našla, plus da lepo dišijo. Tale diši po Hubba Bubba češnjevih čigumijih. 

In other news I received my first blog award from the lovely Ulmiel from Did someone say nail polish blog (http://ulmiel.blogspot.com), you should check her blog out :D. The award has no particular name, but is meant for small blogs:

Post about this award and copy the rules. Link the person that had tagged you. Choose 3 - 5 Blogs you would like to tag and link them too. Leave them a comment on their blog that you've linked them.

Important: This award is for unknown blogs, so don't tag some 3000-Reader-Blogs! :)


So my blogroll is not particurlary long, but here are my choices:

Rehab for your make-up addiction - Gorgeous eye make-ups by a Slovenian blogger.

Hysteria of Decay - Another Slovenian blogger who post great nail polish swatches and her eye make-up looks.

Makeup&more - my recent discovery. A fantastic blog, really check it out.

Bourjois 3D Effet

These are a new addition to the 3D Effet line of glossess by Bourjois (here are pictures from their official fb page). I don't know if they're replacing the previous  3D Effet line. These have a brush applicator and they all contain heavy shimmer (except 18, which is a clear gloss). They seemed quite thick when I swatched them, they're advertised as being ultra glossy, which they are. 48 is very similar to 62 Rose gold from their 3D Max line.

Max Factor Smoky Eye Effect


Yesterday I had the chance to swatch all 6 shades of the Smoky Eye Effect eyeshadows. Now I know these swatches are a bit lousy, but the weather has been really gloomy for weeks here, so I had to take the pictures under the artificial light. Well most of them are accurate except the second colour from the Purple dust duo, the colour is similar to Artdeco's # 245 eyeshadow (really lovely colour). I can't say much about the quality, but they're really pigmented and creamy, but they smudge easily, so I have doubts about their staying power. I suppose they're nice if you're a beginner or often in a hurry. These might not work well for people with oilier lids. Some of the colour combinations are a bit off (Citrus thunder, seriously) and some are really nice (Bronze haze, silver storm).




Včeraj sem poslikala Smokey eye effect senčila, ki so prišla ta mesec v naše drogerije. Kolikor mi je uspelo videti Müller (Čopova) ponuja le 4 barve, DM (Citypark) pa ima vseh 6. Slike so slabe, sonca ni od nikoder, zato sem slikala pod umetno svetlobo. Saj so kar natančni, mogoče je le pri Purple dust druga barva malo nenatančna, namreč je zelo podobna Artdecovi # 245 senčki. 

Glede kvalitete ne morem kaj dosti reči, so precej pigmentirane in kremne. Pomoje so ok za začetnike ali pa če se ti zelo mudi. Verjetno niso ravno najboljše za tiste z bolj mastnimi vekami, predvidevam da hitro zlezejo v gubo. Mogoče bi bile ok kot podlaga za navadna senčila. Osebno se mi zdijo nekatere kombinacije povsem zgrešene (Citrus thunder naprimer je lol), druge so kar lepe (Bronze Haze, Silver Storm). Stanejo nekaj nad 10 evrov. Cover Girl ima podobna senčila (itak je Max Factor in CG ista firma) in baje se te paličke hitro zlomijo (sodeč po ocenah na MUA).

Manhattan Rosewood Lipstick and Some Other Swatches

This week Manhattan's Nude Couture LE finally reached Slovenia. I didn't plan to buy anything, but Rosewood caught my eye (obviously under the deceiving shop lights. When will I learn?). Rosewood is a beige-rose, it almost mimics my natural lip colour. When I swatched on my hand it looked more peachy, I was a bit disappointed when I tried it on my lips. It's really moisturizing and it has a wonderful vanilla pudding scent. I already gave it to my mom, who adores the shade. I believe it was around 6€. I have to say something about the packaging, which is quite unique with the zebra print, I like it a lot.
Nude Couture je končno prišla na naše police. Nisem imela namena kupiti ničesar iz te LE, po pravici povedano se mi je zdela ena izmed bolj dolgočasnih, vseeno so me DM-ove luči spet zavedle in vzela sem šminko v odtenku Rosewood. Ko sem jo preizkusila na dlani je izgledala bolj breskova, ko pa sem jo doma nanesla na ustnice, me je odtenek kar malo razočaral. Je skoraj identična barva kot moja naravna barva ustnic, nekako bež (težko je opisati tako barvo). Je pa zelo vlažilna in diši čudovito (in precej močno) po vanilijevem pudingu. Sem jo že predala mami, njej je strašno všeč. Meni se vseeno najbolj dopade embalaža, zelo unikatna z zebrinim potiskom. Stala je okoli 6€.


Lousy swatches of both Creamy nude lipstick from the collection:
Bolj bedni swatchi obeh šmink iz LE. V Ljubljani kar ni in ni sonca:

And some more Manhattan swatches. I can't remember if I named that last lipstick correctly. I really like Wet Flash lipgloss in 45D. Swatches from Innen und Aussen blog click (fantastic blog btw) look appealing, but I already have shade 52A and I have to say that the packaging really bothers me, it's really bad.
Še nekaj Manhattanovih glosov in šminka. Za šminko nisem prepričana, če sem napisal pravi odtenek. Že nekaj časa mi je zelo všeč Wet Flash glos 45D, na slikah iz Innen und Aussen bloga klik  (super blog) izgleda lepo, ampak že imam odtenek 52A in moram reči, da je embalaža izjemno slaba.