If you have been reading my blog, then you already know that, in my opinion, good matte lip glosses are really hard to find. In recent months I have become a huge lover of The Body Shop matte lip liquids. The Body Shop kindly surprised me with the House of Holland collection just in time for Christmas! I received a cute tin cosmetic bag – I must admit that I have never seen a cosmetic bag of the kind, which feels kind of exciting :) Inside there were three matte liquids with gorgeous warm undertones. The shades range from a deep wine Mauritius Dahlia to a dusty pink Nairobi Camellia and a lovely nude Windsor Rose. All of them are highly pigmented and very easy to apply. They have a velvet finish and a very decent wear time considering they don’t dry completely! All in all, a lovely set of lippies that I’ll enjoy wearing throughout the winter and spring :)
Če spremljate moj blog, potem že veste, da je po mojem mnenju zelo težko najti dobre mat tekoče šminke. Odkar je The Body Shop prišel v Slovenijo, pa so me njihovi mat lip glosi popolnoma navdušili. Ravno za božič so me prijazno presenetili s kolekcijo šmink House of Holland! Prejela sem prikupno kovinsko kozmetično torbico, priznati pa moram, da take torbice še nisem videla, zato sem nad njo še toliko bolj navdušena :) V torbici so se skrivale tri mat tekoče šminke s prelepimi toplimi podton, od močnega vinsko rdečega odtenka Mauritius Dahlia, rožnatega Nairobi Camellia in prelepega nude odtenka Windsor Rose. Vse so popolnoma prekrivne in zelo enostavno se nanašajo. Po nanosu struktura postane malenkost žametna, zaradi česar se ne posušijo do konca. Ne glede na to pa so še vedno precej dolgo obstojne. Gre za res lušten komplet šminkic, kolekcija pa je na spletni strani trenutno znižana, če vas slučajno zanima – na voljo so samo še trije! :)
Happy new year, everybody! I hope you had an amazing time on Sunday, me and Alen celebrated the end of 2017 in the same way as last year: by the pool sipping cocktails! A lot has happened in 2017, I started working as a freelance translatorand had experienced some of the most stressful periods of my life. I also almost finished my master’s thesis so I’m just a month or two from finally finishing my studies. I also had the best summer with Alen and I really hope we’ll be able to spend a few weeks on the seaside again in the future. However, my resolution for the following year is to work less or more efficiently, find more time to relax and be more sporty throughout the week. All of this brings me to my blog and you, my lovely readers! I would like to thank you so so much for all your support on my blog and on my Instagram account. I’m thankful for every single like and you are the reason why I’m constantly looking for ways to improve my work. Let 2018 be the best year yet!
Veselo in srečno novo leto želim! Upam, da ste se v nedeljo imele super, z Alenom sva konec leta 2017 praznovala enako kot lani: s srkanjem koktajlov ob bazenu! V lanskem letu se mi je zgodilo veliko stvari, začela sem delati kot samostojna prevajalka, zaradi česar sem preživela nekaj najbolj stresnih obdobij v svojem življenju. Skoraj sem tudi končala magistrsko nalogo, tako da bom v nekaj mesecih končno končala študij! Imam pa tudi nekaj novih zaobljub za letošnje leto. Najbolj si želim, da bi delala manj oz. bolj učinkovito, imela več časa za sproščanje in počitek in da bi bila tudi med delovnim tednom bolj športno aktivna. In zdaj pridemo do bloga in vas, moje ljube bralke! Najlepše bi se vam zahvalila za podporo na blogu in mojem Instagram profilu. Hvaležna sem za vsak všeček in ve ste razlog, da neprestano iščem nove načine za izboljšanje svojega dela. Naj bo 2018 najboljše leto do sedaj!
Honestly, I have never met a pickier person when it comes to choosing a new foundation. Is it just me or are foundations that have a good coverage, hold for a decent period of time and don’t crease in wrinkles really hard to find? Countless times have I bought a foundation that looked great on my skin in the drugstore and turned out to be a huge disappointment. And believe me, I was really skeptical when I received the Max Factor Healthy Skin Harmonyfoundation (and a Creme Puff pressed foundation, but I’ve already had it before and I loved it!). Firstly, I’ve tested several of their liquid foundations before and none of them fitted my skin tone and secondly, because how on earth would they be able to choose the right shade for me?! And the question about the wear time was still open at that point.
The reason why I am talking about it now is because I really wanted to embrace my inner skeptic and be 200% sure what I am talking about. Initially I received a slightly light Healthy Skin Harmony in shade Beige 55, but unfortunately the pump was broken. Then they sent me a darker shade Sand 60. When I realized that the second shade was too dark, I mixed both of them up and got the perfect shade for my complexion!
Healthy Skin Harmony has:
high coverage ♦ very moisturizing formula ♦ great wear time
So, I can finally tell you that I LOVE this foundation!! I hesitated so much about using it in public for the first time as I never know whether the foundation will oxidize on my skin … But I was pleasantly surprised when I realized the combination of the two shades matches my skin tone perfectly and doesn’t change over time. Its texture is quite thick, which means you use quite a lot of the product, but it also means it is highly buildable. Healthy Skin Harmony has a great wear time, especially when I fix it with the Creme Puff pressed foundation. I’ve already used the exact same powder before so I knew this would be a great addition to my makeup collection. All in all, this foundation has met my standards and I cannot recommend it enough to those who are looking for a high-coverage foundation that would last on your face from the morning till the evening.
This is also my favorite holiday makeup look, I love pairing the foundation with some bronzer, colorful eyes and a pop of highlight on my cheeks (and this Makeup Revolution Pro Amplified highlighting palette is AH-MAZING!!). On the photos you can also see everything that I wore that day–my current makeup staples, some of them are new and some are already among my favorites. Having said all that, Healthy Skin Harmony is Vesna en violet–approved and I will definitely buy it again when when I use it up!