March 29, 2010

NOTD: Franken Unknown Galaxy

I meant to post this NOTD yesterday, but as you all know, there were some troubles with picture upload to the Blogger. So, here it is today :)


This is another of my home-made polishes. I've been playing with Pure Luxe mineral pigments and this is what it came out - Unknown Galaxy. It's a bit hard to describe it... Do you have any idea what colour is this?









Thanks for stopping by!



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Song of the day: Phil Collins - I wish it would rain down

March 27, 2010

Art-ish Giveaway At Nihrida's Blog

I just want to let you know that Nihrida prepared an Art-ish giveaway, because she opened her own Etsy Shop.

I wish her good luck with her store!


This might be you on the drawing below - of course, if you win the first prize. I must confess that I'm sooo curious, how would she draw me :D


Photo source: Nihrida's Blog

This giveaway is open internationally and it ends on April 16.


Have a nice evening!

March 25, 2010

NOTD: Zoya Lana

I'm wearing Zoya Lana from their Reverie (Spring) collection. It's a orange-red colour with such fine duo-chrome golden-green shimmer in it. I just couldn't capture it in all of its beauty, sorry...


I did fell in love with this colour, though and I think it will be great for hot summer days. This will be a picture heavy post...


Here it is in two coats under different lighting:





















(all images are clickable)


What do you think?



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Song of the day: Alanis Morissette - Ironic

Tag: 10 Things That Make Me Happy And Yummy, Yummy Chocolate

I was tagged by KONADomania to do the "10 things that make me happy" tag. Thank you :)

Here they are - the 10 things that make me happy:

1. My family.

2. My friends.

3. My cat "Alfi".

4. Buying cosmetics - nail polishes etc.

5. This blog and all of my followers with their kind comments :)

6. Coffee & Chocolate.

7. Music, really can't imagine life without it.

8. Waking up early so I can see the beautiful sunrise.

9. Mountain hiking.

10. Nature in its beauty.


I want to hear from all of you that haven't been tagged for this yet, what are the things that make you happy. So, please, consider yourself tagged :)


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I have to share this one with you - all the chocolate lovers out there :D
I found this chocolate in our discount store "Hofer" and boy, is that yummy! Inside this big wrapping there are 5 mini chocolates. Luckily, I saved one to show you the pictures :D








Thanks for stopping by!

March 24, 2010

Pure Luxe Swatches

I received some Pure Luxe samples recently. I like all the colours I got and the samples are big. Shadows are very fine and silky, but a bit sheer and not so well pigmented as I'm used to with The She Space or Meow Cosmetics mineral eye shadows.


Here are some swatches.

Vanilla:



Olive you!:






Demure:






I have already turned one sample (Galaxy) into a nail polish :D



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Song of the day: RHCP - Parallel Universe

March 22, 2010

NOTD: Orly Wild Wisteria - Upgraded

I couldn't help myself... I just had to put something over my yesterday's manicure :)
I have upgraded Orly in Wild Wisteria with one coat of Essence Glitter Top Coat in Carrie from "Be a nail artist TE". I have to thank my fellow blogger mancina to get my hands on this one! Thank you :)

This is how it looks:




What do you think?



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Song of the day: Queen - I want to break free

March 21, 2010

NOTD: Orly Wild Wisteria

Danes vam predstavljam še drugi lak, ki so mi ga iz spletne trgovine ZaPikoNaI poslali zastonj, da vam ga predstavim. To je Orly Wild Wisteria iz spomladanske Bloom kolekcije. Tega sem bila še posebej vesela, ker je to moj prvi Orly lak :)

Lak je krasne temne modro-vijolične barve s krem finišem. Ker še nisem imela nobenega njihovega laka, nisem vedela, kaj naj pričakujem glede mazljivosti, prekrivnosti itd. No, bila sem pozitivno presenečena - lak se zelo gladko nanaša, je super mazljiv in prekriven že po enem nanosu!

Slike so bile posnete zunaj pod šibko sončno svetlobo. V realnosti pa izgleda malo bolj vijoličen.



Today I have for you the second nail polish that was sent to me for free by slovenian web shop ZaPikoNaI, so I can show some swatches. This is Orly Wild Wisteria from their *Bloom* Spring collection. I was pretty excited about this one, because this is my first Orly's nail polish :)

Wild Wisteria is a beautiful dark blue-purple nail polish with creme finish. Because I nevere had any Orly's polish, I didn't know what to expect about its texture etc.
Well, I was positively surprised - this nail polish it's so smooth, easy to apply and opaque in just one coat!

Photos were taken outside under weak sunlight. In real life it looks a bit more purple.














Have a nice Sunday!


**Disclosure: This product was sent to me for free by web store ZaPikoNaI in exchange for an unbiased opinion.**




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Song of the day: Leonard Cohen - In my secret life

March 18, 2010

NOTD: Zoya Savita

Če ste ugibale, kateri odtenek se bo najprej znašel na mojih nohtih, je odgovor Zoya Savita iz njihove Matte Velvet Winter kolekcije. Se mi zdi, da sem bila kar predvidljiva pri izbiri odtenka :)

Kot sem že omenila v prejšnji objavi, so mi ta lak poslali iz spletne trgovine ZaPikoNaI zastonj, zato da vam lahko pokažem swatche. S to spletno trgovino imam do zdaj same dobre izkušnje, pohvaliti moram odnos do strank in hitro odzivnost preko e-maila.

V primerjavi z OPI Suede laki, je tale Zoya čista poezija za nanašanje. Ni tako zelo gosta, niti se ne suši tako zelo hitro kot OPI-ji, ampak še vedno hitro, da ne bo pomote ;) Uporabila pa sem dva tanka sloja.

Barva pa... I'm in love... Krasna srednje vijolična barva s pink shimmrom. Seveda mi na slikah ni uspelo ujeti barve čisto takšne, kot je v resnici.

Naj slike povedo svoje...



If you were wondering which nail polish will be first on my nails, is the answer Zoya Savita from Velvet Matte Winter collection. I think, I was pretty predictable here :)

As I already wrote in my previous post, this nail polish was sent to me from web shop ZaPikoNaI for free, in return to show you the swatches. I have to say, I have only good experiences with this shop and their customer service is really great.

Compare to the OPI Suede polishes, is this Zoya quite a poetry when it comes to application. It's not so very thick as OPI Suede polishes, it doesn't even dry so very fast, but still fast. I used two thin coats.

Well, the colour... I'm in love... gorgeus middle purple colour with pink shimmer in it. Of course, I couldn't capture this shade on my pictures completely the way it looks in real life.

Let the pictures talk for themselves...

Slike so bile narejene zunaj, pod naravno sončno svetlobo in dve v senci:

Pictures were taken outside under natural sunlight and two in the shadow:












(vse slike se da povečati s klikom nanje)

(all images are clickable)


**Disclosure: This product was sent to me for free by web store ZaPikoNaI in exchange for an unbiased opinion.**



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Song of the day: Billy Idol - Sweet sixteen

New Nail Polishes From Spring Collections

Danes imam za vas slike še zadnjih novih pridobitev iz pomladanskih kolekcij. V spletni trgovini ZaPikoNaI (slovenska spletna trgovina, kjer prodajajo lake znamk OPI, China Glaze, Zoya in po novem tudi Orly) sem si že v prednaročilu zagotovila naslednje lake: Zoya Lana in Adina iz kolekcije Reverie in pa OPI Meet Me On The Star Ferry iz njihove kolekcije Hong Kong.

Today I have for you pictures of my new nail polishes from Spring collections. I have pre-ordered them in web shop ZaPikoNaI (slovenian web store, where they sell nail polish brands OPI, China Glaze, Zoya and Orly). This is what I bought: Zoya Lana and Adina from Reverie collection and OPI Meet Me On The Star Ferry from their Hong Kong collection.


Zoya Lana in Adina:



OPI Meet Me On The Star Ferry:




To pa še ni vse! Izredno sem bila vesela, ko me je kontaktirala lastnice zgoraj omenjene spletne trgovine, če bi bila pripravljena sodelovati z njimi. Izbrala sem si lahko dva laka po svoji izbiri, tako znamko kot odtenek, v zameno, da na svojem blogu objavim in predstavim swatche izbranih lakov. Izbrala sem Zoyo Savito iz kolekcije MatteVelvet Winter (ker mi je izredno všeč matte finish) in Orly Wild Wisteria iz pomladne Bloom kolekcije (ker še nisem imela nobenega Orly laka in ker se mi zdi, da pri nas še niso tako poznani kot ostale znamke).

That is not all! I was really happy when I was contacted by the owner of above mentioned web store, if I would be willing to cooperate with them. I was offered to choose two nail polishes of my choice in return that I present swatches of chosen colours on my blog. I picked out Zoya Savita from MatteVelvet Winter collection (I love matte finish) and Orly Wild Wisteria from their Bloom Spring collection (because I haven't had any Orly nail polish before and because I think this brand is not so well known in our country as other brands).

Zoya Savita in Orly Wild Wisteria:



Kmalu sledijo še swatchi mojih novih lepotcev ;)

I will show you the swatches of my beautiful new polishes very soon ;)

Hvala za obisk!


Thanks for looking!

March 16, 2010

Swatch: Avon Twilight Blue

Here are some swatches of Avon's Twilight Blue.

elchy, just for you ;)


The bottle under natural sunlight:



Under artificial light:



Under natural sunlight:



I like this one a lot. It's darker blue colour with very fine light blue shimmer in it.

(all images are clickable)


Do you like it?



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Song of the day: Billy Idol - Eyes without a face

Pure Luxe Mineral Samples

I received my very first Pure Luxe mineral pigments samples today. Thank you, Lissa!



First (upper) row from left to right: Vanilla, Tigers Eye, Olive you!, English Ivy;
Second (lower) row from left tor right: Demure, Galaxy, Kisses in the dark.


I like all the colours and I'm so surprised about the amount of these samples, they are very big compared to some other mineral makeup companies.


Do you have any Pure Luxe pigments and how are you satsified with them?

March 15, 2010

New Members Of My Nail Polish Family

Here are some polishes I received last week thanks to very kind girls from Ars Cosmetica forum.

There are some more members - I received them today - and they are still waiting to get on family portrait and on my nails.



From left to right: OPI Lincoln Park After Dark, OPI Have You Seen my Limo?, Nicole by OPI Shimmy Shimmer, Color Club Wild at Heart, Nubar Peacock Feathers, Avon Twilight Blue, Essence Nail Art Glitter Topper in 04 Carrie.


Thanks for looking!

Some Lame Post

I haven't been eating or sleeping much last couple of days. The only thing I somehow got down my throat was chocolate and coffee. "A" for me for a very healthy diet...


I have just emptied this box of Chocolate Sea Shells and they were very good. Chocolate gives me a bit of comfort and it makes me feel better.




The hardest thing is that life goes on, even though your world fell apart. You have to somehow pick up all the pieces and start over.


Sorry for all this babbling, I just have to put out all the pain, frustration and anger I feel right now. And writing seems to be the easiest way for me to that.


What makes you feel better? Is it chocolate or it isn't food related?



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Song of the day: Papa Roach - Roses on my grave

March 14, 2010

See You On The Other Side

I guess this is really it. I tried to convinced myself that can't be true and it wasn't you in that car... But today was your funeral... And I guess I woun't be seeing you anymore passing along my house...

I'm sorry for every time I might have made fun of you, when we walked to school together. But you should know I cherish all those moments when we played and laughed together.



I'll see you on the other side...

March 11, 2010

In Shock...

Still can't believe it... I'm in shock ever since I've heard the news. I just hate when such young life ends in a stupid, stupid car accident.

R.I.P.

March 8, 2010

NOTD: OPI Ink Suede

I'm a bit dissapointed about this one. In the bottle it looks a bit more purple, but on my nails and on this pictures it looks a lot like Russian Navy Suede. So, I'm not sure, if it was worth getting both.


On to the pictures:








Thanks for looking :)



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Song of the day: Green Day - Jesus of suburbia

March 5, 2010

NOTD: Franken "Royal Year" & China Glaze Awaken

Here are some pictures of my current NOTD, I got it on since yesterday afternoon.
I'm wearing a franken polish, called Royal Year, that I got from darksome yesterday and China Glaze Awaken on my ring finger. Both of these polishes have metallic finish.






Thanks for stopping by!



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Song of the day: Cyndi Lauper - Girls just wanna have fun

March 4, 2010

New Mineral Pigment Samples

I've been feeling a bit down and depressed last few days. Some sad things have happened and the weather it's just horrible today - rain and snow and cold. Brrrr...

The person who made my day yesterday, it's darksome. She is one of the nicest person I know (well, I only know her online, but she is always so kind to order me some mineral pigments and samples). And she is quite an artist when it comes to mineral makeup, check her blog.

She sent me not just the things I've ordered but she also sent some extra pigments and a franken polish she made. Thank you :*


Here are my very first Aromaleigh samples:



And The She Space samples:




Thanks for looking! :)



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Song of the day: Queen - Love kills

March 2, 2010

LOTD: Mac LipGlass In Poetic License

Just a quick post today of my LOTD. I'm wearing MAC Lipglass in Poetic License. I like the colour and the texture of this lipgloss - it's so creamy and nourishing. And I'm so surprised how lustrous it is. I have to thank lovely Bluebell for this one :)







Thanks for looking :)



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Song of the day: Guns'n'Roses - Paradise city