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January favorites ◊ 2017

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Okay, the first month of 2017 is almost over and I still haven’t got used to writing 2017, I always write 2016 instead! Here are seven products I would like to share with you as I’ve been reaching for them all the time in January.

//Prvega meseca v letu 2017 je skoraj konec in še vedno se motim pri pisanju, vedno napišem 2016! Z vami bi tokrat delila sedem izdelkov, ki sem jih januarja neprestano uporabljala.

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First is the Alkmene Facial Tonic with tea tree oil. It is great for cleansing sensitive and blemished skin, especially because it really gives a refreshing effect. There are not parabens, silicones and mineral oils, which is only positive for products we’re using every single day. Then I usually apply the Dvorec Trebnik moisturizing facial serum with rose water and hyaluronic acid. The consistency is very runny, but serums are among my favorite face products so I fell in love with it immediately. It mosturizes the skin so well and also doesn’t contain any synthetic colors, mineral oils, parabens and silicones. A great product if you’re looking for a natural serum. If I’m going outside or I apply makeup afterwards, the DermEden DD Cream is my last skincare step. I already wrote about it here, it’s a great all-around face cream with SPF 25 and small pigments – amazing if you just want a bit of a skin tone correction.

//Prvi je tonik za obraz z oljem čajevca znamke Alkmene. Super je za čiščenje občutljive in problematične kože, všeč pa mi je tudi osvežujoč učinek. Ne vsebuje parabenov, silikonov in mineralnih olj, kar je zame vedno pozitivno pri izdelkih, ki jih uporabljam vsak dan. Nato običajno uporabim Vlažilni serum za obraz Dvorca Trebnik. Vsebuje rožno vodo in hialuronsko kislino. Precej je tekoč, vendar so serumi eni mojih najljubših izdelkov za kožo na obrazu, zato sem ga takoj vzljubila. Kožo dobro navlaži, prav tako  pa ne vsebuje sintetičnih barvil, mineralnih olj, parabenov in silikonov. Skratka, odličen izdelek, če iščete serume iz naravne kozmetike. Ko pa grem ven ali pa kasneje nanesem ličila, vedno uporabim tudi kremo DD Cream znamke DermEden. Res je super krema za obraz, v kožo se hitro vpije in vsebuje zaščitni faktor 25 ter drobne pigmente, kar je super zlasti takrat, ko želite malenkost izenačene polti.

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Hands and lips are the most difficult parts in winter for me, the skin always gets so dry! For lips I’ve been reaching for the Elanosol lip balm by Medex. Beeswax, honey and propolis nourish them and protect them against cold temperatures, wind as well as sun. And I always keep my Afrodita Cosmetics Cotton&Silk hand cream on my desk to apply it ever few hours. I have to say, my hands are much better now that I use it at least twice a day.

//Roke in ustnice mi pozimi povzročajo največ težav, koža vedno postane tako suha! Kar zadeva ustnice, redno uproabljam balzam za ustnice Elanosol znamke Medex. Čebelji vosek, med in propolis ustnice negujejo in ščitijo pred mrazom, vetrom in soncem. Na mizi pa vedno stoji Afroditina krema za roke z bombažem in svilo, tako da roke namažem vsakih nekaj ur. Koža je resnično boljša, odkar jo uporabljam vsaj dvakrat na dan.

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There are also two lipsticks I have to mention at this point. The first is the Golden Rose Liquid Matte Lipstick in a deep dark shade 15. I love it so much, I think it gives an amazing contrast to the outfit. I also like the fact that it is on the brown side rather on red when it dries. However, it is not as longlasting as some say: it is truly difficult to remove, but as soon as I eat or drink something, it goes away. In addition, it gets a bit weird after a few hours, very flaky and dry and lip balm doesn’t help at all. But I still love the color. On another note, I really like using a neutral lipstick in shade naked protect by Freedom. I got it at the Conference last year and I think this shade really suits my skintone. Its peachy undertone goes with every makeup look and I just love it for that!

//Za konec pa moram omeniti tudi dve šminki. Prva je Golden Rose tekoča šminka v temnem odtenku 15. Res jo rada uporabljam, oblačilom vedno doda super kontrast. Všeč mi je tudi, ker ima bolj rjav odtenek kot rdeč, ko se posuši. Žal pa ni tako obstojna, kot nekatere pravijo. Res jo je težko odstraniti, vendar ko jem ali kaj spijem, vedno kar izgine. Tudi občutek mi po nekaj urah na ustnicah ni všeč, postane zelo suha in tudi balzam za ustnice ne pomaga – vendar mi je barva še vedno izjemna. Noro mi je všeč tudi bolj nežna šminka znamke Freedom, ki sem jo dobila na lanski konferenci. Zdi se mi, da odtenek breskve ustreza mojemu tenu in dobro izgleda s katerimkoli makeupom! 

Arlésienne EDT, a perfect Christmas gift

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If you haven’t bought the perfect Christmas gift for your partner, dear family member or a friend yet, I may have a piece of advise for you! Most women love fragrances so why not surprise them with a gentle yet unique fragrance like the Arlésienne EDT by L’Occitane? I had not realized that my mom actually has the exact same fragrance up until I tried it out at home (hers came in a different bottle). Even when I smelled this fragrance for the first time, I had the feeling that I’ve encountered this scent not long before and my nose didn’t disappoint me! Arlesienne is perfectly blending musk and rose with violet and saffron which give this powdery fragrance some extra freshness. And although this is an EDT, I can assure you firsthand that Arlésienne is very long lasting! If you’re not thinking about a fragrance, you can still give some other products from the Arlésienne line a go, I saw some beautiful hand cream&lip gloss or body care sets, they would all make a wonderful gift.

However, if you are looking for a one-of-a-kind fragrance for men, I recommend checking out the Cedrat EDT. Cedrat and citrus notes are combined with woody base, thus creating a wonderful experience to its new owner! This line also offers several alternatives, such as aftershave products, shower and face gels and many others. All in all, a wide selection of products that will suite all tastes!

//Če za svojo partnerico, članico družine ali prijateljico še niste našli pravega darila, imam za vas majhen nasvet! Večina žensk obožuje dišave. Zakaj jih torej ne bi presenetili z nežno, a edinstveno toaletno vodico Arlésienne znamke L’Occitane? Dokler dišave nisem preizkusila doma, sploh nisem vedela, da ima moja mama točno to dišavo že nekaj mesecev (vendar v drugačni embalaži!). Vedela pa sem, da sem dišavo ne dolgo nazaj že vonjala, tako da me nos res ni izdal. Note mošusa in vrtnice se nežno mešajo z vijolico in žafranom, ki tej pudrasti dišavi dodajo še malo svežine. Čeprav gre za toaletno vodico, lahko iz lastnih izkušenj povem, da je izjemno obstojna! Če pa ne želite podariti dišave, lahko izberete tudi katere druge izdelke iz linije Arlésienne, v poslovalnicah sem videla prelepe sete kreme za roke in glosa za ustnice ter sete izdelkov za nego telesa, tudi to je izjemno lepo darilo.

Če pa iščete unikatno dišavo za moške, pa priporočam, da preverite tudi L’Occitanovo toaletno vodico za moške Cedrat. Note cedre, agrumov in lesne note bodo novega lastnika hitro popeljale v toplejše mesece! Tudi pri tej liniji se lahko namesto dišave odločite za nakup dezodoranta, izdelkov za nego po britju, gelov za prhanje in za obraz itd. Za vsakogar se torej nekaj najde!

November favorites ◊ 2016

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The end of November is fast approaching and before I get lost in the Christmas atmosphere, let me tell you all about the products I’ve been obsessed with throughout the month.

The most used product of this month has to be without doubt the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Paletteone of the must-haves for all makeup lovers. The whole review is on its way, but for now let me just express my deep love for this gorgeous warm eyeshadow palette. I’ve been using it all the times in all combinations possible and I can’t wait to maybe show you some of my favorite looks in a few weeks! For now, the best way to blend the eye shadows out is using the Zoeva Bamboo Crease Brush 228.

There are another two November favorites as far as applying makeup goes. These are the Real Techniques Miracle Sculpting Sponge and the Miracle Mini Eraser Sponges. I’m actually not using the Sculpting Sponge for contouring, but just to apply my foundation as usual and it works great. The only thing that bothers me now is that the Scuplting Sponge tore in the middle when I was washing it up to take the photos. That really surprised me as they seem really compact, but this is obviously not the case. I may be cleaning it too harsh, who knows. I also love the mini sponges, they are great to apply the concealer under my eyes and on other areas in need of extra coverage.

Another favorite product is the universal day cream DermEden DD Cream which moisturises and corrects the skin with small pigments. I’ve been using it after my serum and before my foundation, but I also love it because of its SPF 25 protection which is a good thing to have even during winter. Its scent is bothering me a bit, though, as it is quite artificial. But nevertheless, it’s a great all-around cream and I’m really glad I got it to try it out at the beauty conference! The second one is the Alverde hand cream with pomegrate and shea butter, an essential item in winter. I’m really trying hard to prevent my hands from getting dry and really I like this one because of its gentle scent and the soft feeling it leaves on my hands!

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