23. april 2014

Review and Swatches: Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Ping Pong Lipstick

A lot has been written about Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipsticks, but I decided to add my review in a bunch of all others as well, because I've never been so impressed by a matte lipstick before. At the moment this is my favourite lipstick and I have my eye on two other shades from this collection as well. For the beginning I decided to try one shade and I choose Pink Pong.


The packaging of this lipstick is similar to the one that lipglosses have. You open a lid and it has a spongy applicator. The packaging itself is in the color of lipstick, it's square and although it's plastic it seems sturdy. The applicator it's just perfect and easy to work with.


Pigmentation is not on the strongest site. This is actually pretty sheer lipstick. On lips it needs at least two coats to be opaque. On the swatch below you can see how it looks applied in one coat (right) and in two coats (left). I took this photo right after application, that why the lipstick looks glossy. 
Ping Pong is nice pinkish shade and because it's bright one must be a bit more careful with application. And because it's sheerer it takes a bit more time to built it evenly, but final result is totally worth the time because it looks amazing.


Right after applications it looks glossy on lips, but after around 10 to 15 minutes it drys matte. What actually really surprised me is that despite matte finish it doesn't feel like it drys my lips when I wear it. Well, matte lisptick are not moisturizing at all, but this one doesn't dry lips at all. I actually get drying feeling after around 2-3 hours, when the color starts fading away and it starts leaving a stain. It stains  evenly and on me it lasts around 4 hours. A lot of bloggers said that it survives eating but I can't confirm that. This lipstick unfortunatelly didn't survive eating at work. It left a stain around my lips, but in inner part it totally dissapeared. I usually reapplied it after lunch to make it look nice again. When it drys matte it will transfer on a glass if you'll drink, but minimal. On the lips it'll actually still look untouched.


This is how it looks on me freshly applied. The shiny version of this lipstick isn't bad, but I prefer matte one. :)


And this is how it looks on me when it drys matte. My lips weren't in the best condition when I bought it, but despite that it looked great when it dried matte. It will emphasize dry parts a bit, but from far that won't be noticeable at all. It has creamy formula and it feels very light on lips, almost like I wouldn't wear anthing.


Matte lisptick that doesn't feel drying on lips? Yes, please. You get 6,7 ml for around 14 € and yes, it's a bit pricey, but I think it's totally worth the money. I bought mine in DM some time ago with 30 % discount coupon, but it's also available in Müller (and probably in Tuš drugstore if they have Bourjouis stand).

Have you tried Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipsticks? What do you think of them? Thank you for reading!

22. april 2014

FOTD and NOTD: Golden-green

Yesterday was a holiday day and I finally had some time to be more creative for blog. I decided to do a combined nail art and eye makeup. First I did nails. Lately I'm seeing a lot of lace manicures all around social media, so I decided to do one as well. I wasn't sure about color combination until I didn't saw Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet on my desk and I decided to use green shades. Instead of white or black lace I did a golden lace. Beside Sally Hansen polish I also used Lacura Amazon, Stargazer 237 and Essence Steel-ing the Scene.


Then I collected a whole bunch of eyeshadows to create matching makeup. Until I was done it started to rain and although I took many photos, only few of them succeeded. I had to adjust light on photos to make them brigter. I actually really like this golden-brownish-green combination on my eyes.


In crease I mixed different golden and brown shades, all over the lid I used Catrice green shimmery eyeshadow, under my eyes I used Catrice mint pigment and in inner corner golden eyeshadow from Yves Rocher duo eyeshadow palette Sand and Amber. As highlighter on my browbone I used shimmery eyeshadow in vanilla shade from Sleek Storm palette. Instead of only black eyeliner I also added a line of a mint eyeliner, because it's more noticeable as only mint eyeshadow.



Products I used:
*Face
- Yves Rocher perfect primer
- Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Foundation 100 Beige
- Bourjois Healthy Mix serum 01 Light Vanilla
- Catrice Camouflage cream Ivory
- Essence Stay All Day longlasting concealer 10 Natural Beige
- EssenceAll About Matt fixing compact powder
- Sleek Face Form Fair (contour powder, highlighter and blush Rose Gold)

*Eyes
- Essence I Love Stage eyeshadow base
- Sleek Storm palette (eyeshadow 1, 2 and 4)
- Yves Rocher Sand and Amber duo palette (golden shade)
- Yves Rocher Rose the mat eyeshadow
- L'Oreal Bronze Goddess eyeshadow
- Catrice Don't Touch My Mosserati eyeshadow
- Catrice Take it Mint loose eyeshadow
- Catrice Take it Mint eyeliner
- Essence Liquid Ink waterproof eyeliner
- Eveline Liquid Precision 2000 procent eyeliner
- Catrice kajal pencil
- Yves Rocher Sexy Pulp ultra-volume mascara
- Essence I Love Extreme mascara
- Catrice eyebrow set (for brows)

*Lips:
- Aura lipliner 36
- Alverde Nude lipstick


 Whatr do you think of my nail art and makeup? Thank you for reading!

19. april 2014

Easter Manicure

Since Monday I had in mind to do a rabbit nails since it's Easter this weekend and yesterday I finally had enough time to create Easter inspired nail art. My rabbit probably isn't the most cute one in nail art world, but I still like it a lot and I'm glad I choose pastel colors for other nails, because they look amazing together with white.


Nail polishes I used as bases are from thumb to pinkie Flormar 423, Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet, Essie Blanc, Essence Makes Me Weak and Essence Forget Me Not. Everything else is tempera painting.


I wish you all Happy Easter. I hope it'll be better than mine (I'm laying in bed with a cold).


What do you think of my manicure? Thank you for reading!

17. april 2014

NOTD: Neon Skittle

I won't be very long today, but I wanted to share my latest manicure with you. If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, you already saw it before. The other day I saw a photo of very gorgeous manicure that had combined neon and sand polishes and it inspired me to do my manicure. I actually don't remember anymore on which social media I saw it, but neon shades caught my eye immediatelly. Lately I'm wearing mostly neon polishes and it's not even Summer yet. I know some of you are probably bored with my neon obsession, but guess what? You'll be seeing much more neon manicres in the future on my blog, haha.


I combined yellow neon pastel CH Nail Lacquer 15 nail polish with Golden Rose Holiday 55, a blue sand nail polish, and Color Club Youthquake, which is a coral neon shade. I'm definitely loving this combo, sand and neon polishes look amazing together. I have to try few other combinations in the future as well.


What do you think? Do you like combination of neon and sand polishes or are you not fan of either of them? Thank you for reading!

15. april 2014

My Makeup Routine: Face

Hello, everyone! As you told me in comments on my previous makeup routine post, you really like the idea of makeup series post, so here I am today with a second post. This time I'll talk about products I use for my face and in this post I'll preach few of my all time favourite face makeup products. 

FOUNDATION
I have very little problems with my skin, so I love to use foundations with light coverage. Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation and Bourjois Healthy Mix serum are perfect for me. I have foundation in shade 02 Vanilla and serum in shade 01 Light Vanilla. Many people say that serum is much better, but for me they both work the same, except that serum is more liquidy I guess. Foundation is a bit darker so I tend to use it in Spring and in Summer, when I get more tanned. They both have light coverage that can be build and gave to skin a dewy finish. On me they last around 7-8 hours. 


CONCEALER
As a concealer I'm using Essence Stay All Day 16 concealer. I was using shade 02 Soft Beige before, but I ran out of it and now I got lighter shade 01 Natural Beige. It's creamy and it has medium coverage, which is enough for me. It's very easy to blend and it lasts long on skin (but not 16 hours as they say). It can crease so I usually apply Essence matt powder over it, which prevents creasing for me.
The second product I use is Catrice Camouflage Cream in shade Ivory. It's thicker and heavier products, but it blends nicely and it covers blemished really good. For some time I was using it under my eyes as well and I still do this when I do looks for blog, but then I apply Essence concealer over it as well. 

Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation 02 Vanilla, Bourjois Healthy Mix serum 01 Light Vanilla, Catrice camouflage cream Ivory, Essence Stay All Day Concealer Soft Beige.

POWDER
When I apply all my creamy products I use Essence All About Matt fixing compact powder. This is really a great product. It mattifys my skin, prevents creasing (specially concealer under eye area), makes foundation last longer and it doesn't look cakey on my skin. My skin doesn't get oily quickly so I can't say how it works with oily skin.


CONTOURING
Contouring is a makeup routine that I'm still pretty new in. I started to contour my face at the end of last year after I watched few Youtube videos how to do it. First I started to use Essence powder which is few shades darker than my skin, because I know my mistakes won't be that visible (but it's definitely not the rigth product for countouring).
Few weeks ago I ordered Sleek Face Form in Fair and now I'm using brown contour powder from this kit. It's amazing, not too dark for me (I'm quite pale in winter time), easy to blend and it looks good on skin. 


HIGHLIGTER
I own few highlighters but my all time favourite is Essence Metal Glad Gold Digger. It's golden shimmery highlighter, very nice pigmented and it looks amazing on skin. I use it with almost every look I do. 

Essence All About Matt fixing compact powder, Essence compact powder, Sleek Face Form Fair (contour powder), Essence Gold Digger highlighter.

BLUSH
I don't wear one blush constantly so in this post I'm sharing with you my favourite blushes at the moment. During one weekend I'll take time and take photos of all my blushes for blush collection post. Essence Be Loud Ap-ri(c)ot blush is in my favourites since I got it. It's perfect for this season as well, because it gives more peachy look to the skin. Catrice Pinkerbell is a hot pink blush, nice pigmented, but easy to apply and it looks amazing on cheeks. Few weeks ago I got two Sleek blushes Life's a Peach and Pomegranate, one peachy and one raspberry and I felt in love immediately. Pomegranate has amazing pigmentation, I need only a tiny bit of product to give color to my face and it last really long on cheeks. Life's Peach is a perfect shade for this season, a bit less pigmented than Pomegranate, but it can be built and it gives fresh look to my face. Last but not least is Etude House Grapefruit Jelly, which I also adore and it's perfect for Spring as well. 

Sleek Life's Peach, Sleek Pomegranate, Catrice Pinkerbell, Essence Ap-ri(c)ot, Etude House Grapefruit Jelly.


I also prepared a tutorial how I apply my face products. Nothing special really. Don't be afraid of my bare face, please. :P First I apply foundation. I usually use brush, but lately I rather use makeup sponge. Here I'm wearing Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation Vanilla (photos were taken before I got serum). Then I apply concealer under my eyes and around my nose and blend it toward my cheeks. If neccessary I apply Catrice camouflage cream on my blemishes and blend it with makeup sponge (it really works great with it). After all my creamy products are applied I use Essence All About Matt Matt fixing compact powder.


Then I contour my face, apply blush and highlighter and I'm done. The blush I'm wearing here is Essence Ap-ri(c)ot. If I know I'm going to use eyeshadows that don't fall out, I apply foundation before I do my eyes, but when I use metallic or shimmery shades that fall out, I first do eyes and then face.


Which are your all time favourites products for face makeup routine? Thank you for reading!

13. april 2014

365 Days Photo Challenge- Day 83-103

It's been a while since my last 365 days photo challenge post, but I did take photo of the day every day despite not posting them more regular, although I admit I'm loosing my inspiration a bit, but I'll try to continue with this challenge anyway.

Day 83: Peachy.


Day 84: A gift from a friend for graduation.


Day 85: My view at work.


Day 86: Trying on my new lippie.


Day 87: Blue flakies.


Day 88: Sundown.


Day 89: Swatching.


Day 90: Blossoming.


Day 91: Tulips.


Day 92: Orange neon lips, nails and necklase.


Day 93: Taček.


Day 94: Movie night.


Day 95: Dandelion flower.


Day 96: By the lake.


Day 97: Loving those scents.


Day 98: Freshly washed hair and no makeup face.


Day 99: Ice cream.


Day 100: I'm on Instagram now (taja_g).


Day 101: Cute bookmark.


Day 102: Flowers.


Day 103: Easter exhibition.


Thank you for watching!