June 30, 2010

More Awards & Contest Winner

I received two more blog awards recently. Thank you, girls! :D

Tassa, girl who does great Konadicures, nominated me for "Stylish Blogger" Award. Thank you! :*




Rules:
- Copy the award above, place it on your blog,
- Link your blog back to me and,
- Name five things about yourself!

5 things about me:
- I'm siting infront of my computer fot about half an hour now trying to write something about me... *lol*
- I have a huge collection of recipes, but don't like to cook or bake. :D
- My neighbours are so nosy, ugh!
- I'm a big fan of Guns 'n' Roses as long as I remember.
- Seems like I'm almost the only one from my former school-mates that isn't married or have babies.

I'm giving this award to:
Bluebell
Blusherine
Camy
Saori
Rainbows and Blues


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Lovely Tiana gave me "I Love Your Blog" Award. Since I already received this award, I won't be posting it again, but I'm grateful for it anyway! :*

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And here is the Monthly Contest Winner...




Congrats *S*! I'll send you an e-mail later on to get your address.


Have a nice day!

June 29, 2010

Swatch: Avon (Arabian Glow) Gold Lustre & Purple Passion

Just a quick post... :)


Here are the swatches from the other two Avon's Arabian Glow polishes. I used three coats for both of them. These two shimmery shades aren't very well pigmented either.


Pictures were taken outside, under direct sunlight.

Gold Lustre:




Purple Passion:




Thank you for watching!



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Song of the day: Coldplay - Viva la Vida

June 27, 2010

NOTD: Avon (Arabian Glow) Teal Infusion

I've ordered some Avon's polishes from Arabian Glow line recently. And here is the first shade I've choosen to wear - Teal Infusion. I liked the shade a lot in the catalog, it also looked good in the bottle when I received it. But after I started polishing my nails, I was a bit disappointed, because it's not very well pigmented and I had to used 3 coats, but otherwise I had no problems with the application. It also leaves slightly visible brush strokes behind, but that can be fixed with a layer of topcoat.

I like the colour, despite all above mentioned troubles. This shimmery Teal Infusion is a lovely shade for summer days, I guess.






What do you think?



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Song of the day: Bullet for My Valentine - Tears don't fall

June 25, 2010

Sweet Blog Award & Tag

I should have done this post days ago, but somehow never got the time. So here it is today :)


I received a Sweet Blog Award from Vesna at Beauty addict. Thank you, dear! :)




The rules:
- Give this award to 10 sweet bloggers.
- Make a post about the award including the picture and mention the person who gave it to you.
- Put the award on your blog.
- Let your nominated 10 know you’ve awarded them by leaving a comment.

Here are the bloggers I'm giving this award to:
.sparkle*
Ana na S
Elchy
Fleur
Helena
Ivana*
Lendoxia
Pink Diamond
Tassa
Tinna


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I've also been tagged by lovely Goga from Parokeets to do "7 Random Facts About Me" tag. I've already done this tag just recently (and I'm sure you don't want to hear more of my random babbling :D) - you can read it here.



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Song of the day: The Cranberries - Just my imagination

June 24, 2010

NOTD: Zoya Harley

I'm wearing Zoya Harley and I have to thank Tiffani for this one :)


On Zoya.com is described as: "Light concrete gray base with subtle flecks of silver, gold and copper shimmer. A chic and unexpected shade that's suitable for everyday wear."

I love Zoya polishes, I think they just might be my favourite! Great formula, easy application, amazing shades...

I used two thin coats and for the very first time you'll see my right hand :D Oh, and my nails are very short again. Pictures were taken outside, no sun:






What do you think?


Thanks for stopping by!



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Song of the day: Alanis Morissette - Underneath

June 22, 2010

My Favourite Perfume - Max Mara EdP

I'm sorry for not posting more often lately, but I've had horrible headache for the last three days. Finally, today I got some prescription drugs - painkillers that are actually strong enough to make my headache go away :S


I just wanted to show you my all time favourite perfume. I've had many - from Hugo Boss Deep Red and Femme; Lolita Lempicka; Versace Woman, Carolina Herrera 212 Sexy; Escada: Moon Sparkle, Rockin' Rio, Sunset Heat, Island Kiss; Max Mara Edp, etc...

And I can honestly say that Max Mara EdP is my number 1. I've just bought my third bottle :D

Here is the "official" description: "Max Mara is inspired by the silks, linens, and cashmere used in MaxMara's unique designs, this timeless fragrance is tailor-made like a suit, for the woman who wears it. Radiant notes of Sicilian lemon, sap, and ginger are soothed with elegant notes of white lily, orchid, and ginger, then warmed with timeless notes of musk, exotic woods, and sugarcane. Notes include Ginger, Sap, Sicilian Lemon, Magnolia, White Lily, Orchid, Sugar Cane, Musk, Exotic Woods, Cashmere."







I'm curious, what's your favourite scent? Please, share with me :)



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Song of the day: Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the dark

June 20, 2010

Monthly Contest - June

It's that time again... :)


Here is the prize:



All 3 items are from Essence Into The Wild TE:
- Nail polish in Zulu
- Lip gloss in Heart Chakra
- Nail polish in Heart Chakra


Rules are simple:
- Be a follower.
- Leave a comment saying whatever you like and please, leave your e-mail.
- Open internationally.
- Ends on Sunday, 27 June at 20:00 (GMT +01:00)


Good luck! ;)

June 16, 2010

NOTD: Barry M Coral

Nekaj dni nazaj je spletna trgovina Ličila.si, ki prodaja kozmetiko znamke Barry M, slovenskim blogerkam ponudila zastonj izdelek v zameno za oceno in swatche. Seveda nisem smela zamuditi te priložnosti :)

Couple of days ago, Slovenian web store that sells Barry M Cosmetics - Ličila.si offered us bloggers free product in exchange for review and swatches. I just couldn't have missed opportunity like that :)


Prejela sem lak za nohte v odtenku "Coral" in to je moj prvi Barry M lak. Do zdaj sem slišala same dobre stvari o njihovih lakih in moja ocena ne bo prav dosti drugačna...
Nisem imela nobenih težav pri nanosu, tekstura je namreč kremna, se gladko nanaša in je popolnoma enakomerna ter prekrivna po dveh nanosih.


I received a nail polish in "Coral" and it's my first Barry M nail polish. I've read only good things about these polishes so far and this review won't be much different...
I had no problems with application, because the formula is smooth, creamy and totally even after two coats.


Moje fotografije so malo netočne kar se barve tiče, odtenek namreč izgleda malo preveč rdeč na meni. V resnici je malo bolj oranžen, takšen kot bi pač moral biti koralen odtenek. Vseeno mislim, da je ta odtenek super za vroče poletne dni in večerne zabave :))

This pictures are a bit colour inaccurate, this shade looks a bit too red on me, it should be slightly more orange-y, like coral shade probably should look like. Anyway, I think it's a great shade for hot summer days and evening parties :))


Sonce/Sun:









Senca/Shade:




Boljše slike lahko vidite tukaj - na blogu same spletne trgovine.

You can see better swatches here - on their official blog.


Zagotovo bom kupila kakšen lak Barry M, imam namreč nagledanih nekaj čudovitih modrih odtenkov.

I'll definitely buy some Barry M polishes soon, I've got my eye on some gorgeous blue shades.



***Disclosure: The product in this post was sent to me by a company or PR for consideration.



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Song of the day: The Pretenders - Don't get me wrong

June 14, 2010

NOTD: Essence 03 Meet Me At The Club, Sun Delicious TE

I received all the polishes from Essence Sun Club - Sun Delicious TE today. Here are they:




I've picked out shade 03 Meet Me at the Club for today's nails which is my favourite of the collection. It's a shimmery purple shade, non-problematic at all.



I've almost forgotten to mention it - these polishes also smell delicious :))


Thanks for looking!



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Song of the day: Laid Back - Sunshine reggae

June 11, 2010

NOTD: China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic

This one was on my wish list for ages and after seeing it at Krex, I decided to order it immediately.


It's a beatiful shimmery peacock blue shade and it was released as a part of *Rodeo Diva* Collection for Fall 2008.

I apologize for lousy pictures and sloppy application, but I've had too many iced coffees today. It was very hot outside and I just couldn't stop drinking it. Because of such amount of caffeine my hands were all shaking and I guess it wasn't a good idea to paint my nails at that time... *blush*

Anyway, here it is. I used two coats, pictures were taken outside.

Sun:






Shade:




Thank you for stopping by and have a nice weekend!



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Song of the day: Faith No More - Easy

June 9, 2010

NOTD: Zoya Charla

Few days ago I bought some gorgeous polishes and one of them was this beauty - Zoya Charla from the *Sparkle* Collection for Summer 2010.


This colour is hard to describe - on their official website is described as: "Tropical blue sparkling metallic. An expensive-looking metallic shade for summer." But I think this one is so much more...

Just look:





It's sort of green-ish blue and has gold, so called, glass-flecked shimmer (not shimmer, but not glitter either) in it. I used 2 coats, pictures were taken outside.


What do you think? Do you own it?



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Song of the day: Madness - Our house

June 7, 2010

NOTD: Essie Turquoise & Caicos

Here is the last of my Essie Resort Collection polishes (I gave Playa del Platinum away) - Turquoise & Caicos. Beautiful turquoise shade with creme finish like the others from this collection. Again, this one was also a bit hard to work with. It was runny and sheer. I used two thick coats.


Pictures were taken outside.

Sun:



Shade:




About the Resort collection - I love the colours, but I was a bit disappointed about the formula, especially compared to the Art of Spring collection. Those were creamy, smooth and so easy to apply.


I think I won't get anything from the Summer collection. How about you?



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Song of the day: Papa Roach - Last resort

June 4, 2010

My Mini Makeup Shelf & Nail Polish Stash

My computer freezes few times a day, so I can hardly make a post here. It's time to buy a new one, for sure. This one has accompanied me for seven years and I think it's time for retirement now.


I don't have any "NOTD pictures" for you, but I'm going to show you my makeup and nail polish stuff and how I have them "organized" (organized isn't appropriate word, because my makeup stash is far from being that way *lol*).
I got the idea for this post from Vesna at Beauty Addict when she showed us her makeup stash.

I must say, my makeup stash is small compared to all of you out there, who are makeup & beauty bloggers. I'm more focused on nail polishes :))

I keep all those products that I use daily or at least very often on a small shelf my dad made me. All the other stuff that I used only now and then are hidden in various boxes in my wardrobe between T-shirts, jeans or where ever I find some space to store them.
Let's take a look...

Here is my mini shelf:



My BellaPierre foundations & kabuki brush, blushers:



Eyeliners, eye pencils, liquid e/s, clear brow gel:



Lip glosses & lispticks (those I like the most are missing on this picture, because they are always in my purse):



My tiny collection of brushes:



Most often used mineral pigments, gel liners, mascara and some e/s:



Here are the boxes with products that use only occasionally (these are usually hidden in my closet and there are some more):




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Now, let's move on to the nail polish stash...

I keep all nails related products in empty Ferrero Rocher boxes:



Nail polishes are in some old cardboard boxes that I decorated with napkin tecnique (there are some more of these too, but you get the idea ;) ):




Thanks for looking! I can't wait to hear from you about your make up stash and how you keep it organized :)



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Song of the day: Carly Simon - You're so vain

June 2, 2010

"7 Random Facts About Me" Tag

I was tagged by lovely Helena (XOXO Parisky) to do a "7 Random Facts About Me" tag.




The rules:
- Link to your tagger and list the rules;
- List 7 random facts about yourself;
- Tag 7 people (and make sure you check back and see what they say!);
- If you're tagged, play along and pass it on!


Here are some facts about me:
1. I used to be a book worm - I've read myriad books when I was in elementary and high school.
2. I'm addicted to online shopping.
3. Sometimes I feel like I don't want to live on this planet - I still can't believe how cruel, greedy etc. people can be.
4. I love going to a football matches or concerts, because the atmosphere, when thousands and thousands of people scream or sing, is indescribable exciting.
5. Shrek is my favourite cartoon and Donkey is my favourite character.
6. I want to get a tattoo for years now, but still haven't gathered enough courage to actually get one.
7. I don't like buying shoes, I would rather go to a dentist. Really.


I tag:
amusedPolish
Ana na S
Elchy
Katja
Mancina
Tropical Mind
Variola Vera


Thanks for stopping by!