Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Catrice - Be My Violetine & Luxury Lacquer Million Briliance - Lost n' Roses

Kao veliki ljubitelj ljubičastih i šljokičastih lakova jako sam se obradovala kada sam ugledala ova dva Catrice ljepotana među proizvodima koje sam dobila na recenziju od Ovnak d.o.o. Oba su dio jesenje/zimske dopune asortimana brenda Catrice.
#65 Be My Violetine je dio standardne Catrice kolekcije lakova koji dolaze u prepoznatljivim valjkastim bočicama i koji krase police već par godina sa čestim izmjenana nijansi. U jednoj od izmjena prije godinu, dvije, promjenili su i četkicu koja bi sada trebala da omogući jednostavnije i preciznije nanošenje, ali meni je samo napravila probleme. Nikako nisam mogla da se izborim sa njom, a kako mi je ovo prvi Catrice lak nakon te promjene, prosto to moram da spomenem. 

As a big fan of purple and glittery shades, I was very exited when I saw these two beauties among the products I received from Ovnak d.o.o.. Both of them are part of Catrice autumn/winter collection update.
#65 Be My Violetine is part of the standard nail polish collection by Catrice, and I suppose you already know they come in round bottles and that they are on the shelves for a few years now, with frequent shade updates. In one of those updates they changed the brush, and it's supposed to be much easier to use, but for me it only caused problems. I could not handle with it, and since this is my first Catrice nail polish after the change I just have to mention it.


Velika šteta jer mi se nijansa jako sviđa, ima odličnu formulu koja bi u kombinaciji sa starom Catrice četkicom dala savršene rezultate. Takođe, lak je jako pigmentovan i daje puno prekrivanje sa samo jednim, debljim, slojem. Ja na slikama, kao i uvijek, imam dva :D

It's a big shame because I really like the shade, it has great formula which would give perfect results if the old brush was here. Also, it's very pigmented and it provides full coverage with only one thicker layer. But, as always, I applied two.

























Uz Be My Violetine kombinovala sam Luxury Lacquer Million Briliance - 04 Lost N Roses u vidu akcent manikira.
Luxury Lacquer Milion Briliance je relativno nova kolekcija koja za sada broji osam gliterastih nijansi. Lakovi dolaze u kockastim bočicama, meni lično ljepšim od standardnih.
Lak je krcat šljokicama i može se koristiti samostalno, čak mislim da sam pogriješila što sam ga stavila preko ljubičastog, ali ima vremena :). I ovaj lak sam nanijela u dva sloja. Preko svega sam stavila i sloj nadlaka, Essence Gel Look.

With Be My Violetine I combined Luxury Lacquer Million Briliance - 04 Lost N roses as an accent finger manicure.
Luxury Lacquer Million Brilliance is a relatively new nail polish collection, which consists out of eight glitter shades. They come in a square bottle, which I personally prefer over the round ones.
This nail polish is filled with glitter so it could be worn by itself, and I think I was wrong in applying it over Be My Violetine, but I'll do it soon.
I also applied two layers of this nail polish, and I finished my manicure with a layer of Essence Gel Look top coat.


































Šta Vi mislite? Sviđaju li Vam se ove dvije nijanse? Imate li iskustva sa Catrice lakovima? Imate li i Vi loša iskustva sa "novom" četkicom, ili je možda u meni problem?

Hvala na čitanju :*

What do you think? Do you like these two shades? Have you ever used Catrice nail polishes? And, what is your experience with this "new" brush? Maybe I'm the problem :D.

Thank you for stoping by :*

PR uzorak/PR sample

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Essence Hello Foils - 01 Hello Flashy!

Nedavno sam od kompanije Ovnak Vitez d.o.o na recenziju dobila paketić sa Essence i Catrice novitetima za jesen/zimu 2014. Naravno, svi proizvodi su namjenjeni noktima, i u narednih nekoliko postova ćete ih moći vidjeti, a ono što ću vam prvo predstaviti je Essence transfer folija 01 Hello Flashy! 

ENG: A few days ago Ovnak Vitez company sent me some Essence and Catrice products for review purposes. Of course, all the products are nail related and they are part of the autumn/winter product update for this year.  You'll see all the products in my future posts, but the first one I'm going to show you is Essence transfer foil 01 Hello Flashy!


























U pakovanju dolaze dvije rolnice folije različitog dizajna, koje su dovoljne za otprilike dva korištenja ukoliko se stavljaju na sve nokte. 
Uz foliju je potrebna i neka vrsta ljepila/ljepljivog baznog laka, tj. Transfer Solution koja se također našla u paketiću. I jedan i drugi proizvod na sebi imaju detaljno uputstvo tako da ja za ovaj post nisam planirala tutorijal, ali ukoliko smatrate da je potreban pišite mi u komentarima ;)

ENG: The jar contains two different foil rolls, which are enough for about two uses on all nails.
I also got a transfer solution, which is some kind of glue, or special sticky base coat for foils. Both products have a very detailed instructions, so I didn't plan any tutorial for this post, but if you think it would be useful write in the comments bellow ;).



Proizvođač obećava Graffiti Look, što je slično efektu ispucalog laka, i upravo tako izgleda. 
Nakon folije, neophodno je koristiti nadlak (najviše zbog ljepljive baze a i kako bi folija duže trajala), a ja sam za ovaj manikir koristila Essence Gel Look o kojem ću vam napisati koju riječ dok ga testiram još koji put. 
Ono što za sada mogu reći je da mi je ovaj manikir trajao cijelih sedam dana, a da li je to zasluga nadlaka, folije, ili nečeg trećeg, nisam sigurna :).

ENG: Foil provides graffiti effect. It's similar to the crackle nail polish look.
The transfer foil manicure requires a top coat, because of the sticky base and so the foil could last longer, so I used Essence Gel look top coat which I'm going to review when I test it a few more times. 
So far, I can say that this manicure lasted seven days on my nails. I don't know if it's top coat, foil, or something else, but I sure don't mind :).




























Bazni lak za ovaj manikir mi je bio Golden Rose Rich Color 18.

ENG: The base color for this manicure was Golden Rose Rich Color 18.

Šta Vi mislite? Jeste li koristili transfer folije? 

ENG: What do you think? Have you ever used transfer foils?

*PR Uzorak/PR Sample

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

AVON Stardust Nail Polish Collection Swatches

AVON nas je ove zime obradovao odličnom kolekcijom lakova pod imenom Stardust, popularnog teksturisanog tj. pješčanog završetka. Kolekciju čini sedam različitih nijansi, a lakovi dolaze pakovani u predivne bočice koje sadrže 12 ml proizvoda. Četkica je kao i kod ostalih Avon lakova, nešto pljosnatija i šira nego kod ostalih proizvođača. Sve nijanse imaju jako dobro formulu i u kombinaciji sa četkicom jako lako se nanose. Neke su više a neke manje pigmentirane, ali o tome više u nastavku...

ENG: This winter AVON surprised us with another excellent nail polish collection called Stardust. There are seven textured shades in it. They come in beautiful diamond shaped bottles containing 12 ml of product. The brush is like in other Avon varnish, slightly flatter and wider than with other manufacturers. All shades have a very good formula and combined with a great brush, they are very easy to apply. Some are more and some less pigmented, but I'll talk about that later...

*Teal Glitter*

Predivna, predivna nijansa! Iako se često teal prevodi kao tirkizna, ja bih rekla da je petrolej zelena u pitanju. Sadrži sitni ljubičasti, plavi i zeleni gliter. Na slikama imam dva sloja, iako je jako pigmenovan i jedan deblji sloj može u potpunosti prekriti nokat. 

ENG: Beautiful, beautiful shade! True teal color with purple, blue and green glitter. There are two coats on the pictures, even though it's very pigmented and it could provide full coverage with one thicker coat.








*Crystalized Pink*

Nude baza toplog podtona prepuna srebrnog glitera u više veličina. I iako ova nijansa sadrži krupniji gliter, divno se maže. Za potpuno prekrivanje su potrebna dva sloja.

ENG: Nude base with silver glitter in different sizes. Even this shade contains a bit larger glitter, it has so smooth application. I was very pleasantly surprised by it. Two layers.



*Silver Crystals*

Kao i Crystalized Pink, sadrži nešto krupniji gliter.  Lak je siv sa lila podtonom, jako sličan jednom GR Holiday laku, ali ih još uvijek nisam uporedila. Na slikama su dva sloja

ENG: Just like the Crystalized Pink, this one also contains larger glitter. It's gray with lilac undertones, and it reminds me of one GR Holiday nail polish I own, but I haven't compared them yet. Two layers.



*Radiant Rose*

Divna nijansa boje maline sa plavim i pink gliterom. Nije pigmentovana kao ostatak kolekcije, zbog baze koja je pomalo jelly, ali ipak daje potpuno prekrivanje sa dva prosječna sloja. 

ENG: Lovely raspberry shade with pink and blue glitter. It's not pigmented as the rest of the collection because of the jelly base, but two coats are still enough. 



*Cherry Dazzler*

Na prvi pogled mi se učinio kao najnezanimljiviji primjerak, ali kada sam ga nanijela na nokte promjenila sam mišljenje. Prava boja trešnje sa zlatnim i crvenim gliterom. Klasični pješčani finiš. Potpuno prekrivanje sa dva sloja, iako je, kao i Radiant Rose, slabije pigmentovan u odnosu na ostatak kolekcije.

ENG: At the first sight it looked boring to me, but when I applied it on my nails I changed my mind. It's true cherry color with gold and red glitter. Classic sand finish. It gives full coverage with two layers, even it's a little less pigmented, like Radiant Rose.



*Black Sequins*

Tamno siva nijansa sa jako sitnim srebrnim šljokicama. Prva asocijacija mi je bila pepeo, sa dodatkom glitera :D. Ovo je možda jedini lak iz Stardust kolekcije koji bi možda trebao treći sloj, mada sam ja ostala na dva. 

ENG: Dark gray shade with very fine silver glitter. My first association was ash, with some glitter :D. This one is maybe only one shade that maybe needs a third coat, but I stopped with two.




*Polished Plum*

I za sam kraj sam ostavila lak koji je kod mene izazvao najviše oduševljenja. Mislim da nisam ništa slično vidjela. Baza mu je tamno ljubičasta sa primjetnim plavim tonovima, odatle i ova šljiva u nazivu. Sadrži raznobojni gliter od kojeg je najuočljiviji onaj u zlatnoj, bordo i ljubičastoj boji. Izuzetno pigmentovan pa bi jedan deblji sloj bio sasvim dovoljan za potpuno pokrivanje, ali ja sam ipak stavila dva. 

ENG: And, I left the Polished Plum for the end.  It's the most beautiful, for me, and I was very exited when I saw it. I think I never saw anything similar. The base is very dark purple with blue tones in it. That's why it's called plum. It contains various colored glitter, but gold, purple and burgundy stand out the most. It's highly pigmented so one thicker coat would be enough, but I applied two.



Zajednička karakteristika svim nijansama je dobra formula, lako nanošenje i izuzetno brzo sušenje. Također, nisu jako hrapavi, izuzev Silver Crystals, Crystalized Pink i donekle Black Sequins. 

Stardust lakove možete naći u Avon C17 brošuri po promotivnoj cijeni od 4,5 KM.

Koji je Vaš favorit? 

ENG:  The common characteristic of all shades is a good formula, easy application and very fast drying. Also, they are not very rough, except Silver Crystals, Crystalized Pink and somewhat Black Sequins.

Stardust collection is available in the Avon C17 brochure.

Which one is your favorite?
 
*PR uzorak/PR sample

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Avon Nailwear Pro - Refined Ruby

AVON Refined Ruby je jedan od četiri nove nijanse Nailwear Pro lakova, i ujedno poslednji koji ću vam pokazati kada se radi o ovoj kolekciji. Za sada.
Metalik/satenski finiš nije izostao ni kada je ova nijansa u pitanju, čak bih rekla da je i najuočljiviji. Boju baš ne bih nazvala rubin crvenom, kao što su to u Avonu uradili. Ali je svakako jedna elegantna crvena nijansa, sa nekakvim momentima boje rđe, i definitivno će bolje stajati djevojkama toplijeg podtona.

ENG: AVON Refined Ruby is one of four new Nailwear Pro shades, and the last one I'm going to show you, for now. 
You can clearly see it's metallic/satin finish. I would even say it's the most noticeable in this particular shade. And, about the color. I wouldn't call it ruby like Avon did, but it sure is one beautiful, elegant red color with some rusty moments. It will suit girls with warm undertone better. 





















































Formula je dosta bolja nego kod plavog i zelenog prethodnika. Lak je prilično pigmentovan, daje potpuno prekrivanje sa dva sloja prosječne debljine. Tu i tamo se pojavi po neki balončić ali nadlak popravi stvar. Tragovi četkice nisu toliko vidljivi uživo. 

ENG: I got the feeling that the formula is way better than with the blue and green nail polishes I wrote about. It's very pigmented and it gives full coverage with two coats. There were a few bubbles, but the top coat fixed everything.
Brush strokes are not so visible live.

























Za Refined Ruby bih rekla da je jedna klasična nijansa, ništa što već nismo vidjeli, ali u svakom slučaju nešto što treba imati u kolekciji, pa ukoliko tražite nešto slično zavirite u katalog kod vaše Avon dame :).

ENG: At the end, I would call Refined Ruby  a classic red shade. It's not something you haven't seen before, but it's definitely something that you should have in your nail polish stash. So, if you're looking for something similar, check out Avon brochure :)

*PR Uzorak/PR Sample

Monday, November 24, 2014

Avon Nailwear Pro - Emerald Elegance

U prošlom postu sam vam pokazala jednu od novih AVON Nailwear Pro nijansi pod imenom Lavished Blue, i pretpostavljam da znate da su se u paketiću koji mi je nedavno stigao na recenziju našla još dva nova laka iz iste kolekcije.
Danas ću vam ukratko prenijeti utiske o nijansi pod nazivom Emerald Elegance. Jedan, za moje pojmove, pravi zimski lak i iako nisam ljubitelj metalik/satenskog finiša ova nijansa mi se jako dopala.

ENG: In my last post I showed you one of the new Avon Nailwear Pro nail polishes, called Lavished Blue, and I suppose you know that I got two more from the same collection.
So, today I'll share my thoughts about shade Emerald Elegance. It's one, in my opinion, true winter color and even I'm not the biggest metallic/satin  finish fan I really love the color.





























Kao i sa prethodnim, imala sam manjih problema sa nanošenjem. Četkica, ukoliko se povuče više puta, ostavlja prazna mjesta, pa je neophodno lak nanositi brzo i u samo nekoliko poteza. Ukoliko se nanose deblji slojevi, moguće je da se ponegdje pojave balončići. 
Ali, ipak, sa dva sloja sam postigla potpunu pokrivenost. 

ENG: Like the previous one, this one also has problematic formula. If you make more than a few brush strokes, it will leave bold places on the nails, so you need to apply it fast. Also, if the layers are a bit thicker you could end up with those ugly bubbles here and there. 
But, I managed to achieve full coverage with two layers.



Sva tri laka koja sam dobila su satenskog/metalik finiša, što znači da kada se osuše nemaju visok sjaj ali nisu ni potpuno mat pa je to jako teško pokazati na fotografijama. 
Ja sam preko sva tri nosila nadlak, pa bih i vama preporučila ukoliko se odlučite na kupovinu neke od ovih nijansi.

I Emerald Elegance možete naći u aktuelnoj AVON brošuri 16/2014 po cijeni od 4,5 KM

Nadam se da Vam se sviđa :)
Do čitanja ;)

ENG: All three nail polishes I got are metallic/satin finish, which means that they don't have that glossy look, but they are not matte, either, and it's very hard to capture it in the photos.
I wore a top coat over them, and I would recommend you to do the same if you decide to buy any of those.

Emerald Elegance is also available in AVON brochure 16/2014.

Hope you like it :)
Thank you for stopping by.


PR Uzorak/PR Sample

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Avon Nailwear Pro - Lavished Blue

Ukoliko me pratite na facebook-u, mogli ste vidjeti da sam dobila tri od četiri nove nijanse iz Nailwear Pro+ kolekcije lakova kozmetičke kuće Avon, a kako je plavi dio trojca meni djelovao najzanimljivije, završio je na noktima u rekordnom roku. Dakle, u ovom postu ću vam prenijeti svoje utiske o nijansi pod nazivom Lavished Blue...

ENG: If you follow me on my Facebook page, you could see that I got three new shades from Avon Nailwear Pro+ nail polish collection, and since the blue shade seemed the most interesting to me, it was on my nails in no time. So, in this post I'll share my thought about shade called Lavished Blue...

 Mislim da vam fotografija iznad govori zašto mi je baš ova nijansa bila prvi izbor. 
Ali, ovaj duohrom efekat i nije baš u tolikoj mjeri vidljiv na noktima. Lak je i dalje predivan, plavi shimmer koji daje dubinu bazi čija me boja podsjeća na tintu, je i te kako vidljiv, ali se razlikuje od onoga kako izgleda u bočici.

ENG: I think the picture above shows why I chose this shade to be the first I will wear.
But, the duochrome effect is not that visible on the nails.  It's still beautiful, blue shimmer gives the depth to this rich ink colored base, but it's not the same like when you look at it in the bottle.



Lavished Blue je prilično pigmentovan lak, i da nije pomalo problematične formule potpuno pokrivanje bi bilo postignuto sa dva tanka sloja. Pod ovim problematična formula mislim na nešto gušću teksturu nego što sam navikla i ostavljanje praznih mjesta ukoliko se četkicom pređe preko već nalakiranog dijela nokta. To sam pokušala riještiti nanošenjem debljih slojeva, ali onda su mi se pojavili balončići. Iz tih razloga na nekim noktima imam dva deblja sloja, a na nekim tri.

ENG: Lavished Blue is very pigmented nail polish, but the formula is not so great. It's a bit thicker than I used to and in a  few spots brush strokes left bold places. I tried to solve the problem by applying thicker layers, but then I noticed small bubbles. All of the above made me apply third coat on some nails.



























Sve u svemu, jedna jako lijepa nijansa koju već planiram koristiti u kombinacijama za zimski nail art, a malo problematičnu formulu ću zanemariti, kao što i uvijek radim ako mi se boja sviđa ;)

Lavished Blue možete pronaći u Avon brošuri 16/2014 po cijeni od 4,5 KM .

Nadam se da vam se sviđa ;)
Do čitanja ;)

ENG: In the end, it's very beautiful nail polish and I'm planning to use to for winter nail art, and I'll forget about the problematic formula, as always, when I like the color ;).

You can find Lavished Blue in Avon brochure 16/2014.

Hope you like it, and thank you for stopping by ;*

*PR uzorak/ PR sample

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Golden Rose Holiday 75

U svojoj kolekciji nemam baš mnogo neon pink lakova, a nije da ih ne volim :). Razlog je to što su većinom rijetki i što im za potpuno pokrivanje treba najmanje 3 sloja, a sa tim dolazi i sporo sušenje i brzo pucanje laka.
Ali, kada sam vidjela da u Holiday kolekciji postoji takav jedan primjerak, koji je pritom teksturisan, znala sam da ga moram imati. Dakle, Golden Rose Holiday 75.

ENG: I don't have a lot of neon pink in my collection, and it's not that I don't like them :). I suppose the reason for that is that they often have a very thin consistency, so for full coverage you have to apply at least three coats. Also, they dry really slowly, considering the number of layers and at the very end they don't last long on nails.
But, when I saw that Holiday collection has a neon pink, which is, by the way, textured, I knew I had to have it. So, here is Golden Rose Holiday 75.




























Moje pretpostavke o pigmentaciji, brzini sušenja i trajnosti su se ispostavile tačne. Daje potpuno prekrivanje nokta sa dva prosječna sloja, brzo se suši (kao i ostali Holiday lakovi) i lako se nanosi.
U sebi, pored jarke pink baze sadrži i diskretni srebrno/bijeli shimmer. Nešto krupniji i uočljiviji nego kod prethodnika o kojem sam vam pisala.
Lak u bočici izgleda dosta "hladnije" nego na noktima.

ENG: My assumptions on pigmentation, drying time and durability turned out to be true. It gives full coverage with two average coats, it dries really fast and the formula is very easy to work with.
Besides the bright pink base, it contains discrete silver r/white shimmer. A bit more noticeable that with the previous shade I wrote about.
It looks way "cooler" in the bottle than on the nails.



























Sve u svemu, jedna jako lijepa pink nijansa koja će i za naredno ljeto sigurno biti jedna od omiljenih. Znam da nisu svi ljubitelji neon pink lakova, ali ukoliko jeste, ovaj primjerak prosto trebate u kolekciji ;)

Šta vi mislite? Nosite li neon pink lakove ili ih izbjegavate u širokom luku :)?

ENG: I'll end this post with a conclusion that this is one really beautiful pink shade, perfect for the summer. I'm sure I'm going to wear it a lot next summer, too.
Not all of us like bright pink nail polishes, but if you do, you just need this one ;)

What do you think? Do you wear bright pink nail polishes?

*Iako sam ovaj lak dobila u svrhu recenzije, to nije imalo uticaja na moje mišljenje/Even I received this nail polish for review purposes, it didn't affect my opinion

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Golden Rose Holiday 61

U proteklom periodu sam malo zabušavala sa blogom, ali bilo je iz opravdanim razloga ;). Konačno sam se bacila na rješavanje par preostalih ispita na fakultetu, i taj dio svog života konačno privodim kraju. Sve ostalo, pa i blog, je moralo otići u drugi plan.
Ali, kako je ovo ipak mjesto gdje pričamo o lakovima i noktima, evo još jednog Golden Rose Holiday laka koji sam nosila prije nekih mjesec dana...

In the past month I've neglected my blog, but it was for a very good cause ;). I have finally decided to solve my few remaining exams and bring that part of my life to an end. All the other things, including blog, were on standby.
But, this is the place where we are talking about nail polish and nails, here's another Golden Rose Holiday nail polish I wore almost a month ago...































Radi se o Holiday nijansi pod brojem 61, i jedna je od onih koje skoro da možemo nazvati neon lakom.  Kada se posmatra u bočici, jasno se vidi da da sadrži jako sitan srebrno/bijeli shimmer. Međutim, na noktu nije vidljiv, osim što pri izlaganju jakim izvorima svjetlosti daje efekat mokrih noktiju, tj. izgleda kao da lak još uvijek nije suh.

It's Holiday #61,  and it's one of the brightest shades from the Holiday collection. It's so bright, that we can call it a neon. When you look at this nail polish in the bottle, you'll notice fine silvery/white shimmer. But, you can't see it on nails, except when you expose nails to direct light source, when it provides a wet nails look. It's like the nail polish has not dried yet. 



Boja je zaista intenzivna, za moj pojam kraljevski plava. Nema izraženih zelenih ili ljubičastih podtonova. 
Lak se jednostavno nanosi, na slikama imam dva sloja prosječne debljine bez nadlaka (naravno). Ispod imam Eveline 8u1, kao i uvijek.
Poslije ovakvih nijansi, često na noktima ostanu mrlje plave ili zelene boje, ali ja sa ovim nisam imala takvih problema. Jeste, imala sam bazni lak, ali kod nekih lakova baza ne pomaže puno.

Šta Vi mislite? Volite li plave lakove? Sviđa li vam se ova nijansa?
Hvala na čitanju :*

The color is really, really intense. For me, it's definitely royal blue. There are no green or purple undertones in it. It's very easy to apply. On the pictures, I have two average coats without a top coat (of course). And I have a base coat, Eveline 8in1. 
Blue nail polishes can stain your nails, but I had no problems with this one. Yes, I had my base coat, but with some of the blue shades I own base coat is not enough to prevent staining. 

What do you think? Do you like blue nail polishes? Do you like this one?
Thank you for stopping by :*

*Iako sam ovaj lak dobila u svrhu recenzije, to nije imalo uticaja na moje mišljenje/Even I received this nail polish for review purposes, it didn't affect my opinion