Best of Catrice and Essence in December

img_8945img_8973img_8989img_8996img_9008img_9028Catrice and Essence surprised me with some of their limited editions in December. Unfortunately, they are probably not available anymore, but I’m sure there will be similar ones available in the future. All of these have quickly become my staples and I still love using them, although the holiday season finished weeks ago. My favorite product of all is the Catrice Cosmic Body Sparkle Fluid. It comes in the prettiest matt bottle and looks very minimalistic. The fluid itself looks like a dry oil and contains the most beautiful shimmer ever, I applied it on my hands, arms and décolletage for every single occasion in December and it looked amazing. I know it will look gorgeous in the summer when I’m slightly tanned, such an amazing item! Next is the Make Me Special prismatic lipstick topper with silver glitter. In my opinion, the glitter is too big to be worn on its own, but works pretty good when I apply it over a matt lipstick that needs some dimension. Another interesting product is the Counting Stars magic mirror effect nail pigment in shade 01. I’ve never used anything like this before, but I love how it worked out. You apply a small amount of the pigment over a slightly dried coat of nail polish and rub it until the surface is shiny, and then top it off with a top coat. I applied it over a red Catrice nail polish and it looks very pink with a blue undertone. However, I couldn’t take a nice picture of it, but there are plenty on the internet :) It’s done very quickly and looks very nice, so I’m looking forward to using it over other shades of nail polish as well. Last but not least, I also received the Be My Highlight eyeshadow palette with four pastel metallic shades. They look so pretty and gentle on my face, and you can also use them as a highlighter! All in all, I love their limited editions, but the only downside is that they the products are gone pretty quickly. I have some amazing goodies by L.O.V. Cosmetics, cannot wait to share them with you! :) Take care!

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Decembra so mi pri Catrice in Essence poslali nekaj izdelkov iz njihovih omejenih kolekcij. Žal so verjetno razprodani, vendar sem prepričana, da bodo podobni izdelki še kdaj na voljo. Vse, kar sem prejela, še vedno zelo rada uporabljam, čeprav se je sezona decembrskih zabav zaključila že pred nekaj tedni. Moj najljubši izdelek je fluid z majcenimi bleščicami Cosmic Body Sparkle Fluid. Je v obliki suhega olja in videti je zelo minimalistično, elegantno. Na koži se izjemno lepo svetlika in prepričana sem, da bo poleti še lepše videti na malo zagoreli koži. Naslednji je balzam za ustnice Make Me Special s srebrnimi bleščicami. Meni sam po sebi ni preveč všeč, rada pa ga nanesem čez kakšno mat šminko. Še en zelo zanimiv izdelek je pigment za nohte Counting Stars v odtenku 01. Pigmenta za nohte še nikoli nisem uporabljala in zelo mi je všeč, kakšen je rezultat. Nanese se ga res enostavno, prst pomočimo v pigment in ga nanesemo na rahlo osušen lak za nohte ter nanesemo še nadlak. Spodaj sem uporabila rdeč lak znamke Catrice in videti je precej rožnato z modrim odtenkom. Žal pa nisem uspela narediti nobene pametne slike, jih je pa veliko na internetu :) Komaj čakam, da ga uporabim še čez kakšno drugo barvo. Za konec pa sem prejela tudi paletko za oči Be My Highlight s štirimi pastelnimi senčili z bleščicami. Res so zelo nežne in všeč mi je, da se jih lahko uporabi tudi kot osvetljevalec! Njihove omejene izdaje so res odlične, žal pa izdelkov hitro zmanjka. Prejšnji teden pa sem prejela nekaj čudovitih izdelkov znamke L.O.V. Cosmetics, tako da komaj čakam, da jih delim z vami! :) Uživajte!

Lush Haul – sale season!

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I’m slowly starting to hate cold weather, but January sales made it a bit more bearable. Every December I make a plan about all the things that I wish to buy on sales and, as it happens every single year, Lush was one of my top priorities ;) Their selection was waaay more extensive than the previous years, but I came prepared and knew exactly what to look for. I got myself the biggest bottle of Snow Fairy shower gel, just because I am a big hoarder of shower gels at heart. Although I’m getting better and try to use things up, I just couldn’t go by and leave it there! The scent is divine, sugary and sweet with a hint of vanilla. And tiny little glitter, of course, you just feel like a relaxed fairy after your morning shower! My next exciting product is Sikkim Girls. Not a fragrance I would normally go for, but its oriental vibe with a hint of jasmine and flowers got my attention. It is insanely longlasting and my clothes smell so nice for days! Last summer I fell in love with the Lush sun care products. I wanted to try something new, so I went for the Sesame Suntan Lotion. At the store they told me it smells like Snickers and I can partially agree, but I mainly smell tahini, haha! It has a nice creamy texture and looks like it will absorb into the skin quickly, so I’m looking forward to using it at the seaside. Last but not least, no Lush purchase is done without their bath bombs! I went for Plum Snow and actually received My Two Front Teeth from my bestie :) They both smell amazing and I already tried the second one, it has such an intense color! Well, that’s all from my part, have you done any damage at Lush sales this year, too? :)

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// Zimskega mraza sem se počasi naveličala, vendar so ga januarske razprodaje naredile malo bolj znosnega ;) Vsak december razmislim, česa se bom lotila na razprodajah, in Lush je bil kot vsako leto praktično na začetku seznama. Njihova izbira je bila letos precej večja kot prejšnja leta, vendar sem prišla pripravljena in sem približno vedela, kaj želim kupiti. Najprej sem se odločila za največji gel za tuširanje Snow Fairy, enostavno zato, ker jih z velikim veseljem hrčkam v kopalnici. Čeprav mi gre bolje in izdelke poskušam porabiti do konca, ga kar nisem mogla pustiti v trgovinici! Vonj je božanski, zelo sladek s kančkom vanilije ter majhnimi bleščicami, tako da se po jutranji prhi res počutim kot zelo spočita vila! Zelo sem navdušena tudi nad dišavo Sikkim Girls, ki sicer ni med mojimi tipičnimi vonji, vendar obožujem njen orientalski pridih z jasminom in cvetličnimi notami. Res je zelo dolgo obstojna in moja oblačila božansko dišijo še nekaj dni! Lansko leto sem se zaljubila v Lusheve izdelke z zaščitnim faktorjem, tako da sem tokrat izbrala Sesame Suntan Lotion. V prodajalni so mi rekli, da diši po Snickersu, mene pa prej spominja na tahini :) Ima zelo prijetno, kremasto strukturo in zdi se mi, da se bo hitro vpil v kožo, zato komaj čakam na poletje. No, ni pravega nakupa brez Lushevih bombic za kopanje, zato sem izbrala Plum Snow, My Two Front Teeth pa mi je podarila prijateljica :) Obe enkratno dišita in drugo sem že uporabila, ima res prelepo barvo. Ste tudi ve našle kakšno malenkost zase? :)

Winter smoothie

img_8268img_8160img_8199winter-smoothieimg_8299img_8290My smoothie obsession has kicked in once again! Although smoothies are perfect for warmer months, I cannot help but make myself a thick, creamy one that can slightly remind me of a dessert, haha! This winter smoothie has everything I need for a great start of the day: some bananas (which are really necessary for the texture), organic cacao powder for a hint of chocolate, blueberries for some vitamins and color, but also peanut butter for a richer flavor. I also added some Maca powder to give me more energy and I always buy it at Malinca.si. For one hungry person or two normal servings you’ll need:

2 bananas    1 small cup of frozen blueberries  ♥  1 tbs maca powder    2 tbs raw cacao powder
♥  1 heaping spoon of peanut butter  ♥  a piece of ginger    1 cup of water

Just blend everything together until smooth. Then top it off with some chia seeds and a couple of frozen blueberries. I’ve been using the Kitchen Aid blender since last June, Alen actually got it for my birthday! I’m so impressed by how it works, it creates amazing smoothies, effortlessly makes ice creams and sorbets. I also made ice powder that is just perfect for cocktails on several occasions and it was amazing! I’ve made some amazing margaritas in the summer and I’m really looking forward to the next one. But I don’t mind, these creamy smoothies will keep me company until then!.

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Moja navdušenost s smutiji (smoothieji, zmešančki?!) je ponovno tukaj! Čeprav so smutiji odlični med toplimi meseci, si zadnje čase vseeno zelo rada naredim goste in kremaste, ki me malenkost spominjajo na sladico, haha! Zimski smuti vsebuje vse, kar se mi zdi pomembno za odličen začetek dneva: banane (ki so nujne za dobro teksturo), presni kakav za malo čokoladnega okusa, borovnice za vitamine in barvo, pa tudi arašidovo maslo za polnejši okus. Dodala sem tudi maco v prahu za še več energije, vedno pa jo kupim na spletni strani Malinca.si. Za eno lačno osebo ali dva normalna kozarca potrebujemo:

2 banani    1 manjši lonček zmrznjenih borovnic    1 žlica mace v prahu    2 žlici presnega kakava
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1 zelo veliko žlico arašidovega masla    košček ingverja  ♥  1 kozarec vode

Vse stresemo v blender in mešamo, dokler ni vse dobro zmešano. Smuti okrasimo s chia semen in nekaj zmrznjenimi borovnicami. Od lanskega junija uporabljam mešalnik znamke Kitchen Aid, ki mi ga je Alen kupil za rojstni dan! Res sem presenečena, kako dobro se je izkazal, naredi res odlične smutije, brez težav tudi sladoled ali sorbet. Večkrat sem naredila tudi sneg iz ledu, s katerim sem pripravila res odlične koktajle! Poleti sem naredila res najboljšo margarito na svetu in komaj čakam na novo sezono. Ampak se ne pritožujem, taki kremasti smutiji mi bodo do takrat delali družbo! 

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