Orange is without a doubt an amazing, vibrant shade that goes well to any summer outfit. However, not any orange shade cuts it through to my makeup vanity! If I only had to choose one nail polish to use for the rest of the year, my answer would be really simple: I’d pick the Collistar gloss nail lacquer with gel effect in shade Arancio Solare 542. I bought it around two months ago because I really needed a new nail polish. Honestly, I stopped buying new ones last year as soon as I realised my nail polish count significantly exceeded 50. So, I wanted something new and tried to find a real orangey orange, which is really hard to find to my surprise! There aren’t many orange shades available, and even when there are, the color is always more on the red side.
This is how I found my Arancio Solare, wore it non-stop (always two layers, of course), and almost used it up. The lacquer itself is really long lasting as well, probably one of the best ones I have at the moment. The bottle looks quite worn down, but I’m sure I’ll use it up to the last drop. What can I say, I love myself some statement nails!
Zadnje čase je moj hobi poleg ličil in izdelkov za nego obraza postalo spremljanje spletnih strani, ki ponujajo pohištvo in dekoracijo za dom. S fantom skupaj živiva že nekaj mesecev in dobila sem veliko idej, katere elemente bi dodala, da bi bilo stanovanje še lepše. Zadnja leta so mi najbolj všeč nevtralni odtenki z zlatimi detajli in zdi se mi, da je ta kombinacija res minimalistična in brezčasna. Na spletnih straneh Vivre.si in Zara Home sem odkrila nekaj super zadevic (trenutno so znižanja, tako da je pravi čas za nakupovanje!) ;) Žal pri Zara Home v Slovenijo ne pošiljajo pohištva, ga je pa zato res veliko na voljo pri Vivre.si. Ali je na moji WL tudi kaj takega, kar je vam všeč? :)
In addition to makeup and skincare, my hobby these days is to browse through furniture and home decor websites. I’ve been living with my boyfriend for a few months now and came up with so many ideas how to decorate the apartment and make it even more beautiful. To be honest, I became obsessed with neutrals and golden details in recent years, I think this combo makes everything so minimalist and timeless. I found some nice items on Vivre.si and Zara Home (they even have some discounts at the moment, so this is the perfect time to do some shopping!). What do you think, is there anything you like on my WL as well? :)
I finally found some time to go through the Lookfantastic Beauty Box I received in June! This one was the second special edition of the year that consisted of 7 products instead of 6. Most importantly, it was aimed at providing hydration and luminosity – all we need in these summer eves, am I right? ;)
I was really intrigued by the Elemis Superfood Cleansing Wash. The February box included their Pro-Collagen Marine Cream and I love it so much that I was really eager to try the wash as well. Needless to say, I love using it and I look forward to taking it with me on summer vacation! There’s nothing better in the morning than a freshly washed face, if you ask me :) The second product is the Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumizing Paste with Pure Rassoul Clay and Rose Extracts, such an interesting and effective item! It comes in form of a paste and although it seems strange to massage a scrub-like texture onto the scalp, the result is nothing but incredible. It completely dissolves when applied and it seems to foam a lot under your fingertips. First of all, it really does create a lot of volume after drying, I was amazed to have even more voluminous hair than usual! And second of all, it leaves the hair with a nice, subtle rose scent that lingers around throughout the second day as well. I also like the The Ritual of Dao Body Cream by Rituals that has a very light and neutral scent. It does absorb into the skin very quickly, but I haven’t used it much because I have a bunch of other body creams to go through. Another body product is the Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion, something all of us need to get some color without exposing ourselves to the sun too much! I used it a couple of times in the morning and applied it really carefully over my legs. However, I haven’t noticed any significant difference – but it’s also true I haven’t paid any attention to that either. I can say that if there was any tan, it was very even and neutral, because I would notice any spots if that wasn’t the case. There were also no marks on my clothes and I will surely use it again.
This box also came with theMÁDARA SOS Hydra Moisture+Radiance Mask, such a cute-looking mask/leave-in treatment! I really liked how it performed on my skin, but it does contain alcohol so it may be drying if you have sensitive skin. This leaves us with two products that I haven’t tried at all. I haven’t opened the Environmental Rescue Essential Day Cream yet, but it comes in such an interesting packaging! It’s supposed to provide hydration for whole 12 hours and I’m slightly skeptical about this statement. But it does contain some antioxidants, so it’ll be nice to try in that respect. Last but not least, the only makeup item was the Studio 10Liquid Foil i-Radiance Metallic Shadow. It looks like a lip gloss with a doe foot applicator, but it’s actually a very fast drying liquid eye shadow with beautiful copper glitter. It’s very transparent and doesn’t look like a foil, but I believe it can be buildable. It would also be interesting to try it as a base and then apply loose glitter or pigments on top! And then a few sprays of a setting spray and you’re good to go!
Anyway, I really enjoyed testing this Lookfantastic Beauty Box and I decided to go for a 12-month subscription this time. Then I’ll surely have enough skincare items and makeup for years! :)