Beauty

Makeup Revolution Reloaded Palette – Authority

28. 1. 2019


This time I’ll discuss the Re-Loaded Palette (Authority) by Makeup Revolution, which was part of the 2018 Advent Calendar.  I opened the calendar every single morning, even if I almost forgot about that before leaving for work at 6.15 am! :) The Re-Loaded Palette has a nice combination of matt and shiny eyeshadows. The shades are mainly neutral, from matt earthy to glittery orange and pink undertones. What is also important is that the palette has a black eyeshadow, which is great for adding extra dimension to the outer corner of the eyelid. I usually apply one of the brown shades all over my eyes. Then I add a shiny eyeshadow from the center outwards, and blend a tiny bit of black or dark brown in the outer corner.

As for the quality of these eyeshadows, they’re all quite powdery. This is very true for the lighter shades with glitter, which don’t stick to the skin well (particularly if I apply a matt shade beforehand). I probably should’ve sprayed the brush a little bit, but truth be told, I’m not keen to experimenting with my eye makeup 10 minutes before I leave the house :) However, I feel that they would apply well using fingertips – I think this is a very underrated technique!

All in all, I can say that this palette is really nice and you can make a number of different looks. Because they aren’t highly pigmented, these shades are very appropriate for beginners as a mistake here and there will not cause that many troubles!

Beauty

Soft skin during the winter

13. 1. 2019


We all know the recipe for soft skin in winter time – I dedicate some time to this issue practically every year. I feel it’s important to use gentle scrubs and rich creams on a regular basis, but we also mustn’t forget drinking enough water! If you’re looking for a new body cream or a scrub, you should definitely check out the Reviving Body Cream Scrub and Rich Siberian White Body Butter by Natura Siberica. I was sent this beautiful set back in December from Lepa z naravo and I’ve been testing both products ever since.

It’s been a while since I stopped using scrubs for my face because they are way to rough. However, I still enjoy using them for the dry skin on my body once a week. There are so many products without microbeads available now (which are really bad for the environment, if we leave all the plastic packaging aside), that at least we don’t have that on our conscience.

Reviving Body Cream Scrub

This is a very pleasant exfoliator that effectively removes dry skin. It contains several wild harvested siberian herbs – Siberian Ginseng revives skin and improves skin’s elasticity, while raspberry stimulates circulation and gives it a sweet scent. I love using body scrubs in general, but I really like this one because of its rougher texture that effectively removes dead skin cells.

Rich Siberian White Body Butter

This cream can be described as a cruelty free Nivea cream. It has a somehow similar scent (still a more neutral one), which I love because I’ve always been a huge fan of the cream in that blue tin case! The cream is also quite thick, but is very light in consistency and surprisingly quickly sinks into the skin.

I really hope this or any similar set will be available through the year as well, it’s a great gift for all beauty lovers out there!

 

Lifestyle

Happy New Year! #2019

2. 1. 2019

And here we are, one year later and a whole lot wiser (or so I hope!). I think this is the first time that I actually made a recap of the entire year in terms of work, relations and time for myself. To think about what I’m proud of and where I can improve in the future and, more importantly, to stop concentrating on the negative too much (this one will step into force after the following paragraph :D). In my case, 2018 was marked with a lot of work that too often kept me away from any free time and, consequently, from taking care of myself and pursuing my favorite hobbies. Don’t get me wrong, I deeply love what I do for a living, but there is a thin line between working just right and working too much. My struggle with time is a never-ending battle. And I hate saying that I don’t have enough time for some things that only two years ago seemed so easy to do, when the real issue lies in setting the priorities. Unfortunately, our days only have 24 hours and as much as we try to stick everything in that time-frame, that just isn’t possible.

To me, the term resolution often implies ambitious goals that people only stick to for a short period of time, or maybe for a few weeks if they’re lucky. I recently stumbled upon this funny New Year wish that deeply resonates with that on the internet:

“The most fun part about making New Year’s resolutions is breaking New Year’s resolutions. Can’t wait to mess up with you.”

I think this quote nicely outlines the issue that so many of us struggle with :) For this reason, I’ll keep resolutions out of the way and set some intentions that I can work on throughout the whole year: to choose my working projects wisely, not feel guilty about taking some time off to pursue my hobbies or just unwind, be more active, really enjoy every single moment of my life and, most importantly, remain true to myself in this hectic (online) world.

Having said all of that, you can probably see that my blog has a new theme! I’ve been working on that for a few months now and this is the end result, it’s much more clear and elegant, I love it. All credit for the new logo goes to Iva from Kutak Sreće, thank you so much for helping me out! There’s still some work to be done on the previous posts, but I’ll get to that – once I find some time, haha! Alen, my beloved boyfriend and blog administrator, has yet to install a new feature – a language button! This means that from now on, my posts will be available in both of my beloved languages <3

This obviously leads to you, dear readers! Thank you for sticking with me on this platform that has been up and running for the past 5 years, I really appreciate the time you spend here. Also huge thanks to all the companies that decide to work with me and send me their products, please know that your support means the world to me.

I’ll be concluding this post with the best nine Instagram photos of 2019 and I promise to you and to myself to dedicate more time to what you and I love most: nature, healthy food, makeup&beauty and an occasional selfie ;)

Out with the old, in with the new: my you be happy the whole year through! Happy 2019, everyone!! ♥