28. oktober 2014

Stamping NOTD's

I remember when I started with stamping. I was so bad in it. But with time I discovered that's not all about skills, you also need to have a good engraved plate and a good stamper. I really enjoy using Born Pretty Store stamping plates, because designs transfer very easily and they also have very interesting plates. Lately I'm a bit obsessed with plate Qgirl-013, I use it all the time. I made many nail art manicures with them, and today I want to show you four of them. 

And here's a plate. That way you can better imagine, which design I used for each manicure. I tried to take a photo of a plate, but designs were barely visible because of my reflection, so I borrowed this photo from Born Pretty Store site.


First is my graduation manicure. I went with green because I wore green shirt. I used Barry M Ridley Road, Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet and Barry M Greenberry for stamping.

For this manicure I used Kardashian Beauty Buff, Models Own Amethyst, P2 Precious and H&M Plum for stamping. I stamped a flower design on two accent nails, which I really love. 

Next one is my favourite. I used Catrice Plum Fiction, Essie Mind Your Mittens, Essence Icy Fairy, S-he 115 and Catrice First Class Up-Grape. In middle finger I stamped a design from Essence plate and on ring finger a dandelion from BPS plate. 

The last one is more fall coloured design. I used the same design as for first manicure, since it has leaves and I wanted to do something like "fallen leaves" theme. I used S-he 115 as a base and P2 Hold Me Tight, Essence Orange Sunset and Essence Yeah, Copacabana for stamping. I wanted to use more colors, because fall leaves are colorful as well.

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What do you think about my manicures? Which one is your favourite? Thank you for reading!
*This product was sent to me for review.

27. oktober 2014

365 Day Photo Challenge: Day 265 - Day 299

I have to admit I'm so over this challenge. I have no inspiration nor ideas what to photograph. My life is boring, really, and I'm mostly not doing anthing interesting. Oh, well, but since there are only two more months I decided to finish this challenge no mather what, although my photos aren't very interesting or good.

Day 265: My new glasses.

Day 266: Colors.

Day 267: Sweets vs. fruit.

Day 268: Orchid.

Day 269: Bubbles.

Day 270: Pumpkins.

Day 271: "Ferencovo senje".

Day 272: Swirl.

Day 273: Net.

Day 274: Sugar overload.

Day 275: Sunset.

Day 276: Red.

Day 277: Couple.

Day 278: Mom did some baking and she said I have to take a photo of her dessert.

Day 279: Selfie.

Day 280: Vintage desing.

Day 281: Chinese food.

Day 282: Sky.

Day 283: Beautiful day.

Day 284: Fall leaves.

Day 285: Lonely flower in the fields.

Day 286: A biscuit.

Day 287: Shadows.

Day 288: At Cosnova event.

Day 289: Away for a whole day, but so eager to try everything in these bags. 

Day 290: All goodies from Cosnova event.

Day 291: Surprise package from MeMeMe.

Day 292: Fishes.

Day 293: Supernatural time.

Day 294: Turnišče, my home town.

Day 295: The sun really knows how to show the beauty of the day.

Day 296: Rainy day.

Day 297: Our boys.

Day 298: Beautiful decoration at work.

Day 299: It's cold outside. :(

26. oktober 2014

NOTD: Pink October

I said many times before that I don't like pink nail polishes, but October is a breast cancer awareness month, and it's all about pink, so I had to do one pink manicure. Cancer is a heavy disease and the fight against it is not easy. I remember when I found out that the person very close to me and my heart got a cancer. I thought that the world has ended. But with time I reconciled myself with this fact, I got optimistic and strong. I think that's the most important thing when someone near you have this disease - being optimistic and strong for her or him. I decided to dedicate this manicure to her whom I love most deeply.

I decided for a silver and pink combination, I think it looks very cure. Polishes I used for this manicure are Essie Fiji, Models Own Gumball, Essence Julia and Catrice It's Showtime.

I hope you like this manicure. Let me know what you think. Thank you for reading!

24. oktober 2014

NOTD: Vintage Flower Desing

After few reviews on my blog it's time for another nail design. Yesterday I made a gorgeous manicure that I just had to share with you. I also haven't done any nail tutorial for ages, so I included one in this post.

Photo1: I started with Manhattan 29Z, a golden metallic shade, which is a great base for this design (and my inspiration for calling it vintage). 
Photo 2: Then I did a saran wrap technique with Catrice First Class Up-Grape. I think most of you already know this technique, but if you don't check out this tutorial.
Photo 3: Then it's was time to draw flowers. The color selection depends on you, but I decided to use a black and white combination. For this step I used white nail polish S-he 115 and a dotting tool. In the middle of the finger I made a flower placing one dot near another, next to it I did a big dot, then again a flower, this time smaller, and in the end two small dots. 
Photo 4: Next step was to repeat everything I did in previous step, just with black color. I used Essie Mind Your Mittens. I placed smaller flowers and dots into bigger white flowers and dots.
Photo 5: I used S-he 115 again and place one small dot in the middle of each flower. 
Photo 6: In the end I used fast drying top coat to seal the manicure. 

And this is the final result. I personally love it a lot. It also has the fall touch because of a golden and a burgundy shade I used. 

Let me know what you think about this manicure. Thank you for reading!

23. oktober 2014

Review: Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Amazing Makeup Fixing Spray

Sometimes I feel like Ličila.si are my fairy godmother. They always surprise me with interesting products. Some time ago I posted a post where I said I haven't try any setting spray yet and after few weeks, when they were sending Slovenian beauty bloggers new products to test, I found a Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Amazing Makeup Fixing Spray in my package. You can't even imagine my excitement. My expectations weren't high, I actually expected it won't work that well, but it surprised me, because it's really a great product. But have in mind this is my first fixing spray, so I can't compare it with any other and my experiences with fixing sprays aren't huge.

Fixing spray is a last step in a makeup routine. You spray it all over your face when you finish applying makeup and set everything on its place with its help. Before usage you have to shake the bottle and then spray it few times holding it around 20 cm away from your face. Makeup Revolution says about it: "Makeup Revolution amazing fixing spray is a lightweight setting spray that helps keep foundation and eye makeup in place with no smudging or fading for that just-applied look lasting up to 12 hours."

The spray feels wet when I spray it on my face, but it dries fast. After that it doesn't feel stick, wet or anything else, it's like you wouldn't even use it. It sprays evenly and it covers all areas on the face. At the beginning it didn't have any scent, but then after second usage it got a strong scent after alcohol. The scent could be disturbing if you're sensitive on scents. It bothered me big time after first few usages, but with time I got used to it. I tested this spray during few different occasions, although never when it was extremely hot, because this year we didn't have a real summer, and I received it when the temperatures got colder. 
I find that this setting spray works great. My makeup stayed on the place for a whole day. The spray prevents smudging and prolongs the duration of face makeup (not just a foundation, also a concealer and a blush). It also works good on eye makeup, except in extraordinary situations (like crying, rain etc.). On the lips I didn't even test it, because I usually applied lipstick after I used setting spray. It contains Alcohol denat, which dries the skin, but I didn't notice this spray would dry my skin. I have normal skin, so I can't tell how it'll work on oily skin, but as I read on other blogs it doesn't prevent oily skin from becoming oily. 

I'm borrowing an idea of photo test from my lovely Slovenian blogger Mateja. What better way to show you how it works than with photos right after application and 9 hours after application. I used Pro Fix fixing spray on my face around 1 p.m. (photo 1) and then again around 10 p.m. when I came home from work (photo 2, with flash). My foundation faded away a bit, but it was still there, except around the nose where it usually fades away most quickly. When I don't use setting spray foundation almost disappears after 9-10 hours. The concealer stayed untouched and also blush still looks like I would just apply it. My brows didn't smudge or fade away either (it's just the flash). Eye look faded away a bit and it creased, but that's because I used a cream eyeshadow. Lipstick wore off after two hours, but I didn't use setting spray on it anyway, so that doesn't matter.
I'm wearing Catrice All Matt plus Nude Beige foundation mixed with Makeup Revolution The One in shade 1, Essence Stay All Day 16h concealer, Essence Love Brunettes eyeshadow on brows, Maybelline Color Tattoo Permanent Taupe, Catrice Peacocktail and Essence Lash Princess mascara on eyes, and Sleek bronzer, Sleek Rose Gold blush and Essence Look on the Bright Side highlighter on cheeks. Lipstick is Wear Berries from Essence.

Makeup Revolution fixing spray contains 100 ml which is very nice amount, and it costs 6,95 € at Ličila.si. I'd say this is definitely a great setting spray and inexpensive also, so if you don't want to pay a lot of money for setting spray, get this one. It will help your makeup to stay on its place and it'll prevent smudging. 

What's your opinion about setting sprays? Have you tried Makeup Revolution one? Thank you for reading!
*This product was sent to me for review.