Wednesday, 30 July 2014

ESSENCE EFFECT EYESHADOW REVIEW (shade 02 brazil's sunset)

Hello girls!

As I said in my previous blog post (new in July) I'm going to do a review of a new Essence effect eyeshadow. I only picked up one because I didn't know if they are good or bad but there are more very beautiful shades. 
Lets start with the review. 


PACKAGING




Eyeshadow comes in a very cute silver tube packaging and it has a small hole on the top where the product comes out. It is actually very clever that the hole is small so you don't use too much product because you only need very little to create a beautiful make up look. 
I really like the packaging because is something special for an eyeshadow. 


EYESHADOW







The product comes out as a liquid and it also apply as one (it doesn't become powdery after applied). It is in a very beautiful shimmery metallic shade which I love. As I said you only need a little amount of the product to create an eye make up look. 
Before applying this eyeshadow I used Essence I love stage eyelid primer and I must say that this two product work great together.
The eyeshadow didn't set into fine lines on my eyelid and it stayed on for a long time (3-4 hours) without touching it up. Nevertheless I don't think that it will stay on all day but it is great for a nigh time. 

And it also drys quite quickly. 



ON MY EYE

(It is more metallic than it looks on my eye)





(I also use MUA matt palette just to blend it out and on my lash line)


MY OPINION

I really really like this eyeshadow and I will buy more of them soon. I think that it looks very nice and metallic and it is great for a night out or for a date. It is quite an intense colour so I wouldn't wear it on a daily basis because I like more natural looks during the day. 



Hope you like this review and tell me if you have it and if you like it too ;)



Thanks for reading <3

Monday, 28 July 2014

NEW IN JULY

Hello guys!!

I haven't posted anything for a week because I didn't want to show the things that I bought in this month before this new in July post. And since there is only a couple days left until August I decided to to it today. Lets start :D





1. ESSENCE HOW TO MAKE BROW WOW MAKE UP BOX

As you will see I bought quite a lot Essence products this month and one of them is this new brow make up box. When I was in the store I actually read this wrong. I read brown instead of brow (very clever I know) and I toughed this are just some really nice matt brown eyeshadows so I was a little bit sad because I don't need more brow product. But luckily this shades work really good as eyeshadows too :D. It consist of three matt brown shades and a highlighter shade, tweezers, mirror and little double ended brush. 
I really like this pallet and would recommend it to girls that need brow or eyeshadow pallet. 



2. ESSENCE EFFECT EYESHADOW   

I will do a separate post about this new Essence product. I can just tell you that I will be buying more of this eyeshadow tubes :D  


(Brazil's sunset)



3. ESSENCE TWO IN ONE EYELINER PEN

I have mixed feelings about this eyeliner pen. It has thin and thick side and I only like thin one. It is very pigmented and makes a nice line and it also stays on for a long time if you don't touch it. But the thick side just doesn't have any pigmentation and is very weird and watery. 
For its price is good but I probably won't buy it again. 


(top: thin one, bottom: thick one)



4. ESSENCE XXXL LONGLASTING LIPGLOSS

As you know if you follow my blog I almost never wear lip gloss or lip stick but when I saw this new Essence one I just have to get them and I really really like them. But more about them a will tell you in a separate post :D


(from top to bottom: I love pink, very berry, nude mood)



5. ESSENCE AND CATRICE NAIL POLISH

I already did a post where I show you this Essence (if I were a boy) nail polish on my nails so you can check it here (http://barbaragrum95.blogspot.com/2014/07/notd.html) but this Catrice (20 Meet me at coral island) one  I just bought couple days ago and I loveee it. 






6. CATRICE PRIME AND FINE ANTI-RED BASE

I was really excited when I saw this product at the drugstore and I immediately had to buy it because my cheeks and nose get quite red sometimes. I put it on my face in bathroom and I loved it. It really made the redness less intense. but then I went out and my mum said why I put sparkles on my face so I took a mirror and look at my self on a sunlight and I my face was covered with little green sparkles and yes they were from this primer. I'm so disappointed because this is really nice primer but because I look like a disco ball with it on I just can't wear it :(



7. REAL TECHNIQUES BRUSH AND SPONGE

I love this two products and I already did a review about them so you can check it here (http://barbaragrum95.blogspot.com/2014/07/real-techniques-expert-face-brush-and.html). 






8. GARNIER FRUCTIS SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER FOR VERY DAMAGED AND LIFELESS HAIR

This two products are probably made for me haha because I have very damaged and also lifeless hair. I love them because they make my hair look more shiny, silky and ends look less damaged and split. I will be buying more when I run out of them.






9. COTTAGE EXFOLIATING SHOWER GEL

Ohhh the smell of this product made me buy it because it just perfect! And now that I tried it I don't just like it because of them smell but also because it works great as a scrub. It is not as good as Afrodita scrub but here you get more for less and I'm all about that. Just go smell it in DM and you will love it too :D


And that is all for this post. If you are interested in any of the products about which I will do reviews keep an eye on my blog because I will do them very soon. 


Hope you like this and thanks for reading.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Slovenian bloggers 14. - 20. 7. 201


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Katja Perko - Blonde with pink.
My body, my temple - Review: FRUTTINI body scrub.    
Barbara`s life - My first empties post
Dreamland - Lace peplum top- a perfect top for me.  
Invisibly perfect - What's In My Shower: My Shower Routine.
Anja`s beauty world - Short but sweet wishlist.  
Pure Blur - The summer night is like a perfection of thought.
Keep calm and wear lipstick - Empties #2.  
C`eat la vie - 20 random facts about me.  
Larioo* All of me loves all of you.
Mateji ustvarjata - Cycling trip
Jessie Fairytale - Summer juicy cake

NOTD

Hello lovelys!

I was going through my nail polish stash couple days ago and I found this Avon one. I have it for quite a long time but I only wore it once on my toes. In the bottle it just didn't look very nice to me but since I wanted something pink on my nails I took that one. And now I love it! It is such a nice pinky - purply colour. I will totally wear it all the time now. 


Here it is: 





Hope you like this quick notd post and thanks for reading ;)

Sunday, 20 July 2014

YOU CAN ONLY PICK ONE TAG

Hello girls!!

I have been loving reading beauty tags lately and I came across you can only pick one tag and I really like it. That is why I decided to do it myself. 

I love all of the products mentioned below and I recommend it to all of you ;)

Lets start!


1. LOW END/DRUGSTORE BRAND



This one is hard to pick because I like different things from different brand but I will go with Essence. I love their nail polishes and they also have nice eyeshadows, powders, bronzers and also nail care things. 


2. HIGH END BRAND

I don't have any product form a high end brand. 


3. PRIMER



My favourite primer is the Rimmel fix and perfect one. It's not to thick and it blends really nicely. It makes skin so soft and smoothe. And foundation looks perfect on top of it. 


4. HIGHLIGHTER



I'm actually looking for some good highlighters so if you know any tell me in the comments below. But right now I'm using the one form Sleek contour kit. 


5. FOUNDATION



Definitely the Bourjois healthy mix serum foundation. I just love this one. It is perfect for my normal to dry skin and it makes it look fresh and flawless. 


6. CONCEALER

Revlon colourstay concealer is my holly grail. It is the best one in drugstore for me because it covers my dark circles beautifully.
(upper picture)




7. BRONZER

I love bronzer from Sleek contour kit. It is not orange or to dark. It is matt, blend very easily and gives a nice bronze look. 
(you can see it on a picture with highlighter)
8. BLUSH

I don't use blushes so I don't have anything to show you here. 



9. POWDER

I have purchased the Essence powder not a long time ago but I love it. I only use it to set my concealer and it does a great job.
(you can see it on the first picture)



10. SETTING SPRAY

I don't use any setting spray but I would love to have one. If you have any recommendation please leave them in the comments.



11. EYEBROW PRODUCT



I have been using Essence eyebrow kit for ever and I love it. It has two shades which are perfect for me if I blend them together. And also the brush that comes with it is great. 



12. EYESHADOW



This was so hard to pick because I love all of my eyeshadows. But I chose the MUA undress me too pallet because it has beautiful shimmery and matt shades. Shadows are very pigmented and buttery. I love this one for travelling too. 



13. EYELINER

I started using eyeliners recently and I love it. I have one from Catrice but don't really like it. If you have any good ones let me know. 


14. MASCARA



Definitely my Maybelline rocket mascara. I love this one. It gives my lashes volume and lenght. And it separates my lashes perfectly. 


15. LIP PRODUCTS



I have to pick a lip balm here because I don't really use any lip stick or lip gloss. My lips are constantly dry and cracked so lip balm is necessary for me. When they are especially dry and cracked I always use Labello SOS lip repair because it makes them moisturised immediately. 



16. NAIL POLISH

(it's a dark blue navy colour)

Ohh this is so hard. I have so many of them. But I have to pick Avon classic fit. As the name says it is classic haha. Perfect for any season. And also the texture of it is awesome. I have this one for around 4 years and it is still great not sticky at all. 


17. BEAUTY TOOL



I have to pick my Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge here. Its is great for applying foundation and concealer. Love it!




Hope you like that tag and thanks for reading <3

Friday, 18 July 2014

REAL TECHNIQUES EXPERT FACE BRUSH AND MIRACLE COMPELXION SPONGE REVIEW

Hello ladys!

I'm so excited to to this review because I wanted this to products for such a long time and finally I bought them on Ličila.si. I already tried them so that I can tell you something about them. Lets start!




1. EXPERT FACE BRUSH

This brush is a little bit smaller than I expected but that is okay. It is quite hard but this is really good because foundation doesn't sink into it to much.
It blends foundation really nicely but I have to blend it a little bit longer than with my fingers (but the final look is better with it). 
I tried to blend my BB cream and foundation with it and it does a great job with both of them. 
I can't use it to blend my concealer because my under eye area is quite sensitive and this brush is a little bit to hard for that (but for my concealer I use Real techniques setting brush anyway).

I would recommend this amazing brush to all of you. It blend foundation perfectly but if you want to blend you concealer with it to it will be probably a little bit to hard if you have sensitive skin around your eyes. 





2. MIRACLE COMPLEXION SPONGE

This sponge is just perfect!! It's double the size when you wet it and it blend foundation, BB cream and concealer beautifully. 
It is so soft that I can use it to blend my concealer too and it just blends it perfectly. 
Foundation or any other product doesn't sink into it at all. 

I can just say that I totally recommend it to all of you maybe even more than expert face brush because you can use this one for concealer too. 


Dry sponge:


Wet sponge:





To conclude both of this products are really good and I love using them. I'm really happy that I finally bought them because I didn't have any face brush or sponge before.



Hope you like this review and thanks for reading ;)

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Slovenian bloggers 7. - 13. 7. 20114



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Failed beautification - My go to breakfast

Katja Perko - Day for nature.

My body, my temple Review Soraya peeling.   

Invisibly Perfect - Blogs I Like (Slovenian)

Makeup my day - Review Essence Road trip

Barbara`s life - New favourite nail polish.


Jessie Fairytale - EOS lip balm review.

Keep calm and wear lipstick - Review: Green Line Micellar Cleansing Water.  


Ajda Tjaša - This or that tag.  

EMPTIES #1

Hello girls!

I have been collecting empty packaging of products that I used up. And since I already have a bit I decided to show you which are this products and also if I liked them or not. 





1. GARNIER FRUCTIS REPAIR AND SHINE 3 SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER

I really like these two. They I perfect for my hair since they are dry and damaged (I'm straightening my hair probably 2 to 3 times a week). They also smell amazing and the scent lasts on my hair for about two days (it's not too scented just perfect). And it also leaves my hair shiny and smoothe. 
I don't use this shampoo and conditioner right now (you will be able to see my new ones in one of my next posts) but I will definitely repurchase them. 


2. FA VITALISING SHOWER GEL

This one is probably one of my favourite shower gel. It smells amazing and it is really refreshing which is perfect for summer. I'm using one of the shower gels from the same collection and it is also great. I will absolutely repurchase this one. 


3. BODY&SOUL SCRUB

This scrub is nice but nothing special. It is not rough enough and also doesn't have any oils in it so I have to use a lotion after. A prefer my Afrodita scrub. I will not repurchase it. 


4. LISTERINE MOUTH WASH

I really like it. It makes my mouth feel fresh and clean. I will repurchase it but right now I'm using also Listerine mouth wash just the whitening one. 







5. ESSENCE SPONGE NAIL POLISH REMOVER

I talked about this one in some of my previous blog posts so I can just say once again that I loveee it. I recommend it to everybody and I already repurchased it.


6. MANHATTAN COMPACT SOFT POWDER

This is a nice powder but probably to heavy for me. I want my powder to only set my concealer and not give coverage which this one does. And also it became a bit orange after couple months. I will not repurchase it.  


7. MAYBELLINE ONE BY ONE MASCARA

This one and the rocket mascara are my favourite drugstore mascaras. I love how this one separate my lashes and give them length and volume. I love mascaras with plastic brushes and this one is perfect. I will definitely repurchase it. 


8. ESSENCE NAIL CARE PEN

This is a nice nail care pen. I especially like it for my cuticles because it makes them look really nice. I don't think that it does anything special to my nail though. I might repurchase it. 


Hope you like my first empties post. Tell me if you have any of this products and if you like it or not. 



Thanks for reading <3

Sunday, 13 July 2014

THIS OR THAT TAG

Hello girls!

About 20 minutes ago I was reading Ajda & Tjaša bolg where they did this and that tag. I think it is very fun and since I have nothing else to do today I decided to do it myself too. Lets start!



1. MAKE UP


blush or bronzer

Definitely bronzer. I don't use or have any blushes because my cheeks are naturally a little bit blushed. 

lipstick or lipgloss

Well I'm not a big "lip things" fan but if I have to choose I would say lipgloss because if I bite or lick my lips it doesn't become such I mess as lipstick would.

eyeliner or mascara

Mascara!! I think that it make my whole make up look totally different and better.

foundation or concealer

Probably both. Firstly foundation because I don't have even skin tone (my forehead is darker and my cheeks are always a little bit red) and concealer for my very dark under eye circles.

neutral or colour eyeshadow

Neutral!!

Pressed or Loose eye shadows

Pressed. Loose means too much mess for me haha

Brushes or Sponges

Both. Sponge for foundation or concealer and brushes for everything (foundation, bronzer, eyes...).


2. NAILS


O.P.I or China Glaze

I don't own any nail polish of this brands but if I have to choose I would go with China Glaze (OPI is to expensive for nail polish in my opinion).

Long or Short

Long! (but sadly mine brakes all the time).

Acrylic or Natural
Natural.

Brights or Darks

Bright in Summer and Spring and dark in Autumn and Winter.

Flower or No Flower

No flower. 


3. BODY


Perfume or Body Splash

Perfume.

Lotion or Body Butter

Lotion in Summer body butter in Winter.

Body wash or Soap

Body wash. Soaps only for my hands.

LUSH or Other Bath Company

Other (I didn't get a chance to try Lush products yet. Would love to try their face masks).


4. FASHION


Jeans or Sweat pants

Jeans. (I don't really wear sweatpants only leggings all the time at home).

Long sleeve or Short

Both.

Dresses or Skirts

Skirts (even though I rearly wear them. I'm more of a shorts girl).

Stripes or Plaid

Stripes.

Flip flops or Sandals

Both (flip flops at home, sandals elsewhere).

Scarves or Hats

Scarves. Love them.

Studs or Dangly Earrings

Studs!

Necklaces or Bracelets

Necklaces (on my arms I only wear watches). 

Heels or Flats

Flats (I think I'm to tall for heels, even though I'm probably not - 169cm haha). 

Cowboy Boots or Riding Boots

Riding boots (I think they are quite elegant looking). 

Jacket or Hoodie

Hoodies at home jackets elsewhere. 


5. HAIR


Curly or Straight

Usually straight but also curly sometimes.

Bun or Ponytail

Both (I usually have my hair up sometimes in a bun sometimes in a ponytail but always bun when I'm at home). 

Bobby pins or Butterfly clips

Butterfly clips (they hold my hair better). 

Hair spray or Gel

Hair spray even though I rearly use it. 

Long or Short

Long (but not to long haha). 

Light or Dark

Light (but not blond - light/medium brown). 

Side sweep bangs or Full bangs

I don't have any of it but I like both.

Up or Down

Up. My hair are so hard to control especially because they get frizzy very quickly. 


6. RANDOM


Rain or Shine

Shine. Rain makes me lazy :D

Summer or Winter
Probably Winter because of the holiday spirit. But I love Summer to (no school, sun, sea...)

Fall or Spring

Fall. I just love the colours and the smell of Winter coming and the chestnuts and warm hugs and I can go on and on about it haha :D

Chocolate or Vanilla

I think that we all agree about this one: CHOCOLATE! :D




That is it for this blog post. Hope you like that tag and anybody who read this is tagged by me to do it ;)


Thanks for reading <3




Friday, 11 July 2014

NOTD

Hello girls!

Yesterday I went in Muller just to buy some things that I needed and I saw this beautiful Essence pastel blue nail polish called If I were a boy so I decided to do a quick post to show it to you. I couldn't resist buying it because I don't own any nail polish like this one and it was only 1.69€

I always apply two coats of nail polish but with this one I only needed one coat and it looked great. 



(yes my manicure is not the best haha)



Hope you like this quick post and thanks for reading.  :)

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

FOTD (face of the day)

Hello girls!

Yesterday I went out and I did my make up after a couple of days, so I decided to show you products that I used. I didn't do anything special so I don't have any picture of how the make up looked I will just tell you about the used products because I really like them. 





1. FACE

Firstly I applied my daily moisturiser and a little bit of Garnier perfect blur primer.Then I used Deborah Milano BB cream in the shade 01 fair. This BB cream is really good (my mum also really likes it). The coverage is great and it also blend really nicely. I think that is more appropriate for normal or dry skin because it doesn't give matte finish. My face is quite tanned and I use the second lightest shade so girls with very fair skin probably won't find shade for them. And I applied it with my fingers. 
Them I use my Revlon colourstay concealer. I talked about this one in my previous blog so I will just tell you that it's great. I blended it with my Real Techniques setting brush. 
I set my concealer with my Essence compact powder which I applied with Real Techniques duo fibber contour brush
And lastly I also applied a little bit of my Sleek contour kit bronzer with the Real Techniques blush brush. 
You can see I really like Real techniques brushes (they are absolutely great) :D






2. BROWS

I usually fill my brows with Essence brow shadows that I really like but I decided to use a brow pencil that I ordered on Ličila.si. Sadly I don't think they sell it anymore because I couldn't find it on their website.  It was really cheap but works great. 
After I filled my eyebrows I brush them with a brush from Muller and set them with Catrice brow gel






3. EYES

At first I applied Essence I love stage eyeshadow primer which is great. It looks a little bit dark and orange in the bottle but when I put in on my eyelids it looks very natural. 
After that I used Maybelline colour tattoo in On and on bronze which is also one of my favourite products from the drugstore.


I blended colour tattoo into my crease with the chino shade from MUA matte palette and for that I used Essence smaller rounded brush. On my brow bone I used shade bare from the same MUA pallet  and I applied this one with Essence flat brush. Then I also used shade truffel form the same pallet and put it next to my upper eyelashes with Essence angled brush
And at the end I coated my lashes with Maybelline rocket mascara which is my favourite mascara ever. 

I love MUA matte palette. Shades are gorgeous and nicely pigmented (I don't know why they stopped selling MUA palettes on Ličila.si).

And as I said in some of my previous blog posts I love Essence brushes. 


I love all of the products that I mentioned. If you love any of them tell me in comments below. 





Hope you like this post and thanks for reading!!  <3