Monthly Favourites - October 2013

Hi, everyone! A bit later this month, but here I am with my monthly favourites of October. Last month I tried a lot of new products, so I mostly have beauty products in my favourites. Some products from September favourites I used a lot last month too, like Sleek Vintage Romance palette, Maybelline 501 blush, Maybelline Baby Lips Hydrate lip balm ...


First favourite of last month is Catrice All Matt Plus foundation in shade Nude Beige. I really like it, because it gives good coverage, it applys nicely, it gaves my skin matt look and it also last longer than other foundations I used (longer than Bourjois HM). The only problem I have with this foundation, is the color. When Lux and I were debating on Essence&Catrice event, which shade should I take, this one looked like a match to me, but the problem is, I was more tanned back then, but  now I'm becoming more pale (which is obviously, because the weather is becoming worse and I'm not so much in the sun anymore), so I'll need to buy something very bright to mix it with. Next 2 product I reviewed together in one post here. I love Essence Be Loud Ap-ri(c)ot blush, because it gaves me nice natural look and Essence Metal Glam Gold Digger Highlighter Powder is just perfect highlighter, it gaves nice shine to my cheaks. Both are LE, so are probably not available anymore, but you can read more about them in my review.


Till now none of the eyebrow products I tried was a perfect match for me, they were mostly too brown or too bright for me I have very dark natural eyebrows), but now I found a perfect match for my eyebrows, at least by my opinion. It's the lightest shade in Catrice eyebrow set. It's not the best pigmented, if you swatch it with fingers, but when you apply it with brush, it's buildable and it looks great. Next product is Essence I Love Stage eyeshadow base. As much as I saw on other blogs, people love this product or hate it. Well, for me it works perfectly. It prevents eyeshadows from creasing, they're easy to blend over it and last longer. Lip product I loved last month, is Catrice Fatal lip tint. It's sticky and because of its great pigmentation you need to be a bit careful with application, but I love, how good this color looks on me and it lasts quite long. 


Last 3 products are nail related. First is topper Essence Steel-ing the Scene from Metal Glam collection, which I wore with almost every single manicure during October. Next is Essence The Boy Next Door. Ugh, Essence, you did it again. Don't you just hate, when they change the color and use the name, they already used with other shade? But the color is really pretty. I wore it few times during October and I also used it here for Halloween manicure as a base. I have prepared its swatches, so let me know, if you'd like to seen them. Last product is Essence BTGN High Gloss top coat. I was really sad, when Essence discontinued my favourite top coat, because I believed this one isn't as good, but boy I as wrong. It's the same - it drys quickly and it gaves manicure a nice shine. It's also better than the one with label "fast dry", because that one became thicker very quickly, when there was still more than a half of it in the bottle.


Wow, I actually didn't even notice before, that all producst are from Catrice and Essence. I guess I must love these 2 brands very much. Did you try any of these products? What do you think about them? Thank you for reading!

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  1. you know i still didn't try out the i <3 stage base...i have to pick it up, everyone says it's awesome. I also love the catrice eyebrow set, and the metal glam polish...and the studio nails top coat is the best, of course. so you can really find amazing products for a small price ;)

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    1. To me it's really great, but I've read some bad reviews also. I agree, you have to first figure it out, which producst work for you, but many of them are really great for small price. :)

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  2. This essence gold leaf top coat is just amazing!

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  3. Tale puder pa moram kupit enkrat v prihodnosti...Essence topper pa mislim, da nam je vsem bil najljubši v oktobru :)

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    1. Jaz sem zelo zadovoljna z njim, edino pretemen mi je, moran kupiti najsvetlejši odtenek. Hehe, to pa drži. :)

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  4. Okej Essence topperja sploh ne bom omenjala!<3 Od Catrice set za obrvi je meni tudi odličen, ta Essence nadlak pa moram nujno probat, sploh zaradi tega, ker se ne strdi tako hitro :))
    (drugače imaš pri tem opisu nadlaka dvakrat napisano because that one.. :)) xx

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    1. Hvala za opozorilo, bom popravila. :) Sicer je to prvi nadlak s to oznako (high shine), ki sem ga probala, ampakmi deluje isti kot prej, bom videla, če se mi bo hitro strdil ali ne. Oni z oznako "fast dry" se mi je zelo hitro zgostil, je pa bil že gostejši, ko sem ga prvič probala.

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  5. Hvala za opozorilo pri Essence nadlaku :) Meni je eden najljubših, ampak sem vedno vzela ravno tistega z oznako in se mi je vedno prehitro posušil. Zdej pa rabim novega in zgleda bom tokrat vzela tega :)

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    1. Jaz sem vedo kupovala tistega brez oznake, ampak ker je šel iz prodaje, sem sedaj vzela tega in sem zaenkrat zadovoljna. :)

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  6. bazu sa sjenilo obožavam, odlična je :D
    s essence nadlakom nisam baš zadovoljna, brzo se suši i jako je sjajan, ali mi se čini da mi u posljednje vrijeme lakovi kraće traju s njim nego bez njega... doduše, to može biti i do branda, treba to još malo istražiti ;)

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    1. No, jaz imam itak probleme s trajanjem laka, pa če uporabim nadlak ali ne, tako da mi je super. :)

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    1. Jaz sem zadovoljna z njim, po moje boš ti tudi. :)

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  8. I'm so happy this BTGN top coat is as good as the old one, I was so angry when they announced it'd be discontinued!

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    1. I totally understand you, I was, too. But I'm glad, that this one is so good, otherwise I'd had to find new fast drying top coat.

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  9. Essence nadlak, zadnja falška ki sem jo kupla je K-A-T-A-S-T-R-O-F-A!
    Lak se težko maže in ne vem a so spremenili teksturo :D
    Topper pa ja, zmaga! <3

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    1. Mogoče si dobila slabo flaško, včasih ljudje odpirajo izdelke v trgovini, potem pa se pokvarijo. :/ Sicer starega high gloss nadlaka nisem probala, ampak tale, ki ga imam, je nova steklenička in je odličen. :)

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  10. I need to try Essence I Love Stage eyeshadow base :)

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    1. I do recommedn you to try it, I hpe it'll work for you as great as it does for me. :)

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  11. Cak imam ponesto :D slozila bi se za gold topper i za all matt plus, jos ga isprobavam, al vec mu je plus sto mi je odgovarajuca nijansa :D

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    1. Jaz sem izgubila precej barve v zadnjem mesecu, pa mi je postal pretemen. Po moje bi mi svetlejši odtenek pasal, mi je pa formula zelo všeč. :)

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  12. Tale puder me pa vedno bolj mika ker ga vsi tok hvalijo:D essence top coat je pa čisto razočaranje zame, težko se ga maže, posušit se noče za nč na svetu pa še mehurčki se mi nardijo.

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    1. Tak je bil moj z oznako "fast dry". Ne vem, mogoče so spremenili formulo, ker tale moj v tej steklenički je krasen.

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  13. Sama ful rada uporabljam tale catrice eyebrow set, ne vem ampak moj je ful pigmentiran in je zlo fajn :D
    Drugač pa slišim same pohvale o tem pudru od Catrice in razmišljam o nakupu :)

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    1. Saj ko ga jaz nanašam s čopičem, tudi izgleda fajn pigmentiran, ampak če ga poswatchaš s prstom, pa ni najboljše. Meni je puder super, edino svetlejši odtenek potrebujem.

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  14. Ta zlat topper je res zadetek v polno!

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Thank you for all your sweet comments, I appreciate every one of them. <3