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! :)
As a huge The Body Shop lover, I was utterly excited when I found out that the shop is coming to Slovenia. The website is actually already running, you can take a lookhere! Their team attended the beauty conference and it was so amazing to talk with everybody and discuss their grand opening. However, they are still looking for a place for the main shop and I really hope they will find something good in the center of Ljubljana – this means I would be able to take a look at all the new editions as soon as they come out! :)
At the conference, all the bloggers received a beautiful black tote bag with golden details. I really love their body butters and already used up several different scents – I am actually going through the last bits of their coconut body butter these days! They released several winter scents and we actually got small body butter editions from the winter collection. I received Frosted Plum, a gorgeous pastel violet body butter that literally smells like plum and delicate flowers. It is very thick, but sinks into the skin very nicely, leaving a pleasant gentle scent. The second product is the Matte Lip Liquid and this one is in a neutral, nude shade Vienna Tulip 033. The finish is velvety rather than completely matte, but it does dry over the hours. I am interested to hear how all the other shades turn out from the other girls. Last but not least, there were several samples of their other products and I already used most of them up! The Drops of Youth sleeping mask is absolutely amazing, especially because you leave it on your skin overnight to do its job. This one is definitely on my wish list!
Yet another year has come to an end which means I have a bunch of favorites to share with you guys! Here I gathered eight products that really stepped out last year and all of them were mentioned at least once before. This also means that there are tons of other great products that I still love without mentioning here, so you can read more about them in my monthly favorites!
First must be theZoeva Cocoa Blend, an amazing warm-toned palette with some of the most blendable eye shadows I own. It’s very versatile and you can create a variety of shimmery as well as matt looks (morehere!). Another makeup item is theMakeup Designory blush in shade Garnet. Its red wine hue creates a wonderful flush of color and goes well with every skin tone (morehere!). As for the lips, I cannot go without mentioning theKiko Milano Smart Lip Pencilin a mauve shade711. This is such a lovely all-around color, I wear it on its own for a matt look or add some lipstick if I want it more glossy and moisturising (morehere!). In terms of nail polish, I love love theAlessandro one in shadeBaby Blue. The quality and longevity are beyond amazing, I think there are some other shades that would quickly find their place in my collection (morehere!)!
There are twoThe Body Shopproducts that I’ve loved since summer. The first one is theTea Tree Skin Cleansing Clay Mask, a very refreshing cleansing mask. As their Tea Tree line is among my favorites, there was no doubt this mask would work great for me. It’s very cooling on the skin but it really doesn’t dry it out as much as other clay masks do! The second product is the amazingMoringa Body Butter, oh how much I love it! The Body Shop body butters are always so moisturising and nourishing and the fact that they smell amazing is just another big bonus. I love them all, but this one is definitely the most used at the moment (morehereandhere!). As for face serums, I used theLavera Organic Mint Moisturizing Fluidto the last drop! It’s insanely moisturising and beautifully preps my skin for makeup (morehere!). Last but not least, I really really loved theCorine de Farme Refreshing Orange Blossom Mist, a very refreshing and hydrating face mist. I’ve been using it mostly in my evening routine before applying face oils or rich night creams (morehere!). Oh and I love its scent, it reminds me of summer ♥
//Konec je še enega leta, kar pomeni, da imam kar nekaj najljubših izdelkov, ki bi jih rada delila z vami! Izbrala sem osem takih, ki so lani res izstopali in sem jih vsaj enkrat že omenila. To tudi pomeni, da obstaja veliko izdelkov, ki jih rada uporabljam, vendar jih tokrat ne bom omenjala – lahko jih preberete v mesečnih objavah o najljubših izdelkih!
Najprej moram omeniti paletko za oči s toplimi toni Zoeva Cocoa Blend, kjer so zbrane ene najbolj kremastih senčk za oči, kar jih imam. Zelo je vsestranska, saj lahko z njo ustvarimo celo vrsto svetlečih in mat videzov (več tukaj!). Drugi izdelek za obraz je rdečilo za lička Makeup Designory v odtenku Garnet. Barva rdečega vina ustvari prelep odtenek na licih in se poda vsem tipom kože! Kar zadeva ustnice, moram omeniti Kiko Milano Smart Lip Pencil v slezenastem odtenku 711. Uporabljam jo samo, ko želim mat videz, ali pa dodam šminko, če želim, da je bolj svetleča in vlažilna. Pri lakih za nohte sem lani najraje uporabljala lak za nohte znamke Alessandro v odtenku Baby Blue. Kakovost laka in obstojnost sta neverjetni in v liniji je kar nekaj drugih odtenkov, ki bi hitro našli mesto v moji kolekciji!
Omeniti moram tudi dva izdelka znamke The Body Shop, ki sem jih vestno uporabljala od poletja. Prvi je Tea Tree Skin Cleansing Clay Mask, zelo osvežilna čistilna maska za obraz s čajevcem. Njihova linija s čajevcem je med mojimi najljubšimi, tako da sem vedela, da mi bo tudi ta maska ustrezala. Na kožo deluje ohlajevalno, vendar je ne izsuši, tako kot jo vse ostale maske z glino. Drugi izdelek je Moringa Body Butter, tako ga rada uporabljam! Vsa The Body Shop masla za telo so vedno zelo hranljiva in vlažilna in dejstvo, da prekrasno dišijo, je samo še en velik bonus. Vsa masla imam zelo rada, tega pa res največ uporabljam. Če moram izbrati še en fluid za obraz, n bi izbrala Lavera Organic Mint Moisturizing Fluid, ki sem ga porabila do zadnje kapljice! Kožo res noro navlaži in lepo pripravi na nanos ličil. Nazadnje pa moram omeniti še meglico za obraz Corine de Farme Refreshing Orange Blossom Mist, ki je izjemno osvežilna. Večinoma jo uporabljam v večerni rutini, preden nanesem olja ali bogate nočne kreme. In obožujem njen vonj, spominja me na poletje ♥