April 30, 2010

NOTD: Essence Lilac Forever

Last couple of days I wasn't really in the mood for polishing my nails, but today I changed my mind :)


I'm wearing Essence nail polish from their Crazy About Colour Trend Edition in Lilac Forever. It's a lilac shade with creme finish. Smooth and creamy application, I used two coats. Photos were taken outside, direct sunlight:






I couldn't leave it so simple, so I added two layers of glittery OPI Mad as a Hatter on my ring finger. I don't really like the result, but I did it and took photo of it, so here it is :)




Have a nice weekend!



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Song of the day: Melanie Fiona - Monday Morning

April 28, 2010

Sophyto - Healthy Skincare For Life

Have you ever heard of Sophyto skincare products?

Description of Sophyto cosmetics from their website:

"The entire line of Sophyto organic skin care products contain an average of 95% certified organic ingredients by volume and is formulated in a manner that is believed to be healthier for the body and the environment; yet is results driven. Additionally our organic skincare products are:

FREE from petrochemicals and parabens
FREE from fillers and binders
FREE from artificial fragrances and essential oils
FREE from suspect processes such as nanotechnology

Additionally we only use biodegradable ingredients, recyclable containers and packaging, are Vegan and PETA registered for most of our products and we possess certified organic manufacturing licenses."



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I have a perioral dermatitis and from time to time it gets worse, then again better. But I'm so tired walking around with redness and flecks on my face...

This an old photo of my PD areas.



I've heard many good reviews on their products, so I tought let's give it a try! I've bought Ultra Mild Silken Cleanser and Purify & Energise Super Bioactive Toner. These things aren't cheap, so they better work. I'm already over budget for my skincare product, so I wonder what will use instead of my shower gel, when I run out it? *lol*

For information: Cleanser cost me 22,90€ and Toner 25,90€ - I've never spent so much money on a facial toner before.




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You supposed to use their products without using water (to rinse cleanser, just cotton pads soaked in toner) and the complete line, because the products have specific formula that work in conjuction with the other product for optimum results.

I'm already saving money for Multivitamin Skin Drops (former Skin Energising High Potency Concetrate), it costs 39,90€. That's a whole lot of nail polishes, I guess... *lol*

Have you tried any of their products? Or maybe have some other suggestions how to get rid of PD?


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Thanks for stopping by!



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Song of the day: David Bowie - Absolute beginners

April 27, 2010

Birthday Giveaway!

My Birthday is less than two weeks away, so I've decided to do a little Birthday Giveaway! :D


I'm offering you 2 sets.

Set 1



- Alessandro 257
- Alessandro 259
- Essence Colour & Go So Glamourous
- Essence Colour & Go Vip Appeal
- Essence Naughty But Nice (from Cute As Hell TE)
- Essence Bad Girl (from Cute As Hell TE)
- Essence Glitter Topper Louise


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Set 2



- Alesandro 253
- Essence Date Me! (from Cute As Hell TE)
- Alverde Lip gloss Milk Chocolate (from Chocolate Lips LE)
- Avon True Colour e/s quad in Tiger's Eye


(these are the colours in the Avon's palette)


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Rules / Pravila:

1. You have to be a follower. / Biti moraš med mojimi spremljevalci.
2. This giveaway is open for all my readers - home and international. / Ta "nagradna igra" je odprta za vse moje bralce - domače in za tiste iz drugih držav.
3. Leave a comment under this post, saying wich set you would like and your e-mail addres (one entry). If you like, you can leave a link where you posted about my giveaway (extra entry). / Pod to objavo pusti komentar, v katerem napiši, kateri set želiš in svoj e-mail naslov (1 "točka"). Če želiš, lahko objaviš tudi povezavo do svojega bloga oziroma objave, kjer si pisal-a o moji "nagradni igri" (dodatna "točka")
4. I will pick winners randomly. / Dobitniki bodo izbrani naključno.
5. This giveaway ends on 8. 5. 2010 (on my Birthday) at 07:00 (GMT +01:00). / Nagradna igra se konča 8. 5. 2010 (na moj rojstni dan) ob sedmih zjutraj po našem času.


Good luck! / Vso srečo! :)

April 26, 2010

Profile Photo - Help Needed :)

I would ask you for help about some technical problems I have with my profile photo. Before my current profile photo I used this one here:




Then a while ago I changed my profile photo and when I leave a comment on someone else's blog it shows my current photo next to the comment. Everything O.K. here.
But the problem is that my previous photo didn't change to the current one among the followers on the blogs I follow. And even when I start to follow new blog, there is still the old profile photo shown among the followers and it bothers me a bit.


Hope you understand my problem, it's a bit hard to describe it in English... *blush*
If anybody knows what should I do to solve this problem, please, let me know.


Thank you! :)


UPDATE: C. Thank you very much! It worked :D

April 25, 2010

NOTD: Catrice Plum Play With Me

So, here it is the first of my new Catrice polishes - 120 Plum Play With Me. It's a bit dutsy, dark purple (plum) colour with creme finish. It applies well, very smooth, without any problems.


I used two coats. Photos were taken outside, but it was cloudy and without sun. And I've been playing a bit with camera settings :)








I added some mini nail art with Essence nail art stickers. For the flower pattern I used Essence Colour&Go polish in No More Drama.




Thanks for stopping by!



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Song of the day: Jimmy Cliff - I can see clearly now

Giveaways, Giveaways!

There are so many great and colourful giveaways around the globe going on right now, that I just can't miss the opportunity to enter them :)


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Diana from Painted Lady Fingers is hosting Hard Candy giveaway.



It ends May 3rd. If you want to enter, click HERE.


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Legra from Lacquered Literati is having 50 followers giveaway.



It ends May 3rd. For all the other details check her BLOG.


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Tiffani from Yardsticks 4 Lunatics is hosting "blue themed" giveaway.



It ends May 8th. For all the details check HERE.

April 23, 2010

My Very First Catrice Nail Polishes!

I think almost every Slovenian nail polish/beauty blogger did the post about the Catrice polishes today :)
Not because they are available in our country (*I wish*), but because a very kind and lovely Mamy from Parokeets bought these polishes for us when she was in Croatia. Thank you, Mamy! :)


Here is what I've got: 120 Plum Play With Me, 250 I Sea You! and 280 London's Weather Forecast.




Swatches are comming soon...


Thanks for looking and have a nice weekend!



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Song of the day: Charles & Eddie - Would I lie to you

April 21, 2010

NOTD: Milani Totally Cool

This one would be totally cool, if it wasn't so sheer. It's a blue jelly base with purple and pink micro glitter particles in it. I had to use 4 coats to get the coverage and the purple colour on the photos below. I like the colour a lot, but 4 coats (and my nail line was still slightly visible)...


Photos were taken outside - first one in the shadow, the other two under direct sunlight:








What do you think about it? Do you own it?



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Song of the day: Fools Garde - Lemon tree

April 18, 2010

"I love your blog" Award

Lovely amused Polish gave me "I love your blog" award. Thank you :*





Rules:
- Post the award on your blog;
- Link the person who has given you the award;
- Pass the award to other 15 blogs you've discovered.


Well, I love all the blogs that are on my Blog List, but I have to follow the rules... So, the blogs I've discovered lately are:

Ainnir
Charismatic Nails
Concrete And Nail Polish
Enamored Enamel
Glitter Millie
Hungry Zombie Couture
Mademoiselle D
Nailstah
Nikki's Nails
Polish and Powder
PolishPig
Similar Addiction
Yesterday's Nail
Susie's Home and Hobbies
With Love,Ana


And to them I'm passing this award :)

NOTD: Essence Crazy Me & Party Time

This is actually an old NOTD, I wore it on friday.


Yesterday I participated in all-over country action "Let's clean up Slovenia in a day" and my friend and I were volunteers too, so we were picking up litter. When I came home my nails were a total mess and I had to cut them down. So they are now again super short...


As said in the title - on my nails was Essence Crazy Me from their last "Crazy About Colour" Trend Edition. It's a lovely green creme shade, non problematic at all. I used two coats and at the end I added glittery top coat from Essence Party Time.










What do you think, like it or not?



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Song of the day: George Michael - Careless whisper

April 16, 2010

Dad, What's For Lunch?

My dad makes delicious vegetable soups. He started to cook vegetable dishes for me years ago, when I decided to become a vegetarian. Yes, I'm a daddy's girl *lol*

And today he supposed to make one if his specialties. I sneaked into the kitchen to see how far along is he with the soup, but instead of the soup, I found a strange furry dish on the stove... Look, do you know what it is? :D




Have a nice weekend, my dear readers :)

April 14, 2010

NOTD: Zoya Drew

This is what I'm wearing on my nails since yesterday - Zoya Drew. It's a lovely deeper pink colour (raspberry maybe?) with almost matching subtle shimmer.

Here it is, two coats.

Inside, natural daylight:



Outside, no sun:




Thanks for stopping by!



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Song of the day: Dido - Life for rent

Essence Crazy About Colour TE Nail Polishes

Thanks to a very lovely girl, mancina, I've received this babies today :D
The first one is a bright pink in real life (maybe, to bright for me?), but I just can't wait to try the lilac and green one.




Thank you again, mancina!

April 12, 2010

Giveaway At Prim and Polished

Gina from Prim and Polished is having her 100+ Followers / Birthday Giveaway.


On the photo below are goodies that one lucky winner will get:




For all the other details check Gina's blog Prim and Polished. This giveaway ends on April 27.

NOTD: Alessandro (mini) 263 & Essence Open Water Dive

I like layering experiments and I' ve got one for you today :)


For this manicure I used two coats of Alessandro mini nail polish 263 (dark blue creme polish) and one coat of Essence Open Water Dive from their Into The Ocean Trend Edition (very sheer green/blue colour with a lot of shimmer in various colours). Too bad there is no sun today here, so you can't see all that various shimmer in Essence nail polish I used on top.

Outside, no sun:





Inside, natural daylight:




Thanks for looking!



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Song of the day: UB40 - Kingston Town

April 11, 2010

NOTD: Essence Break Through

For the last two days I'm wearing Essence nail polish in Break Through. This one came out as part of Essence Fashionista TE, but I checked their website and it's written among other Colour & Go polishes from regular line, so there will be no problem of getting it, if you want to (there are some new shades available).


I had quite some troubles with this one - it was thick and kinda sticky. After two coats it was still uneven, so I had to use three. But on the other side it's a lovely purple and it has red micro shimmer in it (it's visible only on the first picture taken outside under direct sunlight, if you enlarge the photo).

Outside, direct sunlight:


Outside, shadow:


Inside, natural daylight:



Do you have any Essence Colour & Go polishes? How do you find them?



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Song of the day: INXS - New sensation

April 9, 2010

Konad Attempt

Over this NOTD where I used Sephora nail polish in Raisin, I put some small "Konad" pattern (actually it's from the Essence image plate).

Girls from Ars Cosmetica forum where I participate, asked me several times to try Konad again. I tried once with all-over pattern and it was, mildly said, a disaster :D So I put those few image plates that I have into a drawer at the time and left them there for few months now.

Well, I gave it a try the other day. I picked those small patterns - butterflies on my ring finger and some flowers on my thumb. I used China Glaze nail polish in Stella, but it's not very appropriate for Konading I guess - the pattern isn't visible very good, because this polish is not thick enough.

It's no big deal, but this is first published photo of my Konad attempt :)




Have a nice day!



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Song of the day: The Beatles - Help!

April 7, 2010

NOTD: Sephora Raisin (L18)

This nail polish is on my nails since yesterday - it's Sephora polish in Raisin. It is one of the polishes I received in polish swap from Pili.


It's a bit darker, dusty pink creme colour. I used two thin coats, but I could go with just one, if I would be a bit more precise. Pictures were taken outside.

In the shadow:


Under direct sunlight:


I think maybe I should add something to this one, creme polishes are just perfect to be upgraded :D


What do you think?



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Song of the day: Rob Thomas - Gasoline

April 6, 2010

Nail Polish Swap With Pili

A while ago, Pili from Blush Me and I decided to do a little nail polish swap. Our packages arrived on the same day, how cool is that :)


Here are the goodies that were inside the package she sent me:





These are my first Claire's and Sephora polishes. I'm so excited about them. Pili was truly a sweetheart and she sent me some nail art stickers and yummy smelling handmade soap too.
NOTD's with these polishes are coming up :)


Thank you, Pili!



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Song of the day: Faith no more - Easy

April 3, 2010

Easter Bunny From Romania Visited Me :)

A while ago I was browsing through my followers to find a bit more about them - like do they have their own blog, where they are from etc.
And I found this blog: Mademoiselle D. I was really excited to find out that this girl on the other side, Diana, makes very lovely hand-made art bijoux. I went through her blog and was amazed about all those earrings she made. I love earrings! She also gives her products cute names :)

So, I've contacted her and we decided to do a little swap. I picked out my favourite pieces (believe me, it was hard decision) and let her know about it.


Everything came packed in two lovely paper-made boxes and they were so cute, I didn't even wanted to open them :D
Here are the pairs she sent me (she was really kind and even sent me an extra pair!):














Diana, thank you so much :*

Hope, you get your package soon.


To all my readers... Have a happy Easter!

April 1, 2010

NOTD: Zoya Zara

I'm wearing Zoya Zara today. It's a lovely lilac shade with tones of fine golden, green and even red shimmer in it. It's quite sheer, but application was easy and smooth.


I used 2 layers here and my nail line is stil visible, but I don't mind - I like it anyway. It would probably look even better, if used 3 layers or some lilac creme nail polish for base.


Pictures were taken outside - first one under direct sunlight, second was taken in the shadow:






What do you think?



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Song of the day: Robbie Williams - Come undone