Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Essence I love trends - The Nudes (05, 07)

U paketu koji sam nedavno dobila od Ovnak d.o.o. našla su se dva Essence I love trends - The Nudes laka u nijansama 05 Pure Soul i 07 Hope for love, i danas je njihovo predstavljanje došlo na red.
I love trends - The Nudes trenutno broji osam nijansi, od kojih je jedna šljokičasta i pretpostavljam da je predviđena da se nosi kao nadlak. Dolaze u valjkastim bočicama, sličnim onim kod Catrice lakova, samo što su nešto manji i sadrže 8ml proizvoda. Imaju pljosnatu četkicu prosječne širine koja meni odgovara jer mi je lako izvući onaj čuveni luk pri korijenu nokta i nemam potrebe za popravljanjem kistom. Preporučena cijena ovih lakova je 3,75 KM (oko 2 EUR)

ENG: In the package I recently received from Ovnak were two Essence I love trends - The Nudes nail polishes in shades 05 Pure Soul and 07 Hope for love,  so you can read my opinion on them in this post.
I love trends - The Nudes collection currently counts eight different shades. One of them is glittery and I presume that it's supposed to be top coat. They come in a cylindrical shaped bottles, similar to the Catrice ones, just a bit smaller. There is 8ml of nail polish in it. The brush is flat, average width and it works great with my nails. Applies nail polish perfectly around the cuticle area, so I don't have to clean up after polishing. The recommended price for these nail polishes is around 2 EUR.


05 Pure Soul

Već znate da sam slaba kad su u pitanju opisi boja, i više volim kada to fotografije urade umjesto mene, ali ovaj lak sam doživjela kao jednu suptilnu mliječnu, bež, sa žučkastim i breskvastim momentima. Sama baza je poluprovidna, jako svijetla bež i sadrži shimmer u boji bronze koji na suncu može da da taj neobičan odsjaj koji ovaj lak izdvaja od drugih, njemu sličnih.
Ovaj lak će dati potpuno prekrivanje tek sa tri sloja, ali ja na slikama imam dva  i jako mi se svidja kako izgleda bez te potpune prekrivenosti.

ENG: I guess you already know I'm not great when I need to describe colors, and I sure prefer when my pictures do it, but I see this shade as a beautiful milky, beige, with some yellowish and peachy tones. The base is really light beige, and it contains bronze colored shimmer which can give that interesting look to this shade which makes it different than other, similar nail polishes.
On the pictures below I have two layers and l like how it looks, but if you want full coverage you'll have to add at least one more.








07 Hope for love

Što se mene tiče ovo je jedna klasična prljavo roza, nude nijansa koja sa dva tanka sloja daje potpuno prekrivanje i svojom formulom omogućuje savršeno ujednačenu boju. Jako volim ovakve nijanse, neutralne i elegantne. Što se tiče podtona, na momente mi se čini kao hladan, ali što ga duže gledam čini mi se da ipak pripada neutralnim te da će kao takav pristajati svakom tenu.

ENG: As far as I'm concerned, this is one classic dusty rose, nude shade which provides full coverage with two really thin coats and perfectly even color with its great formula. I really like colors like this, neutral and elegant. And for the undertones, I though it's on the cold side, but the longer I look the more it looks totally neutral to me, so I'm sure it'll fit any complexion.




Oba su podjednako lijepa, nosiva, zahvalna za kombinovanje i imaju sjajnu formulu te nisam u mogućnosti izdvojiti dražeg.

Možete li Vi? Koji Vam se više sviđa?
Puno pozdrava do sledećeg posta?

ENG: Both are beautiful, wearable, great for different combinations and they both have a great formula so I can't pick a favorite.

Can you? Which one do you prefer? 
Till next post...

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Essence The Gel nail polish swatches (04, 11, 25)

Prije par dana u svrhu recenziranja sam dobila neke od noviteta za proljeće/ljeto 2015 brendova Essence i Catrice. Dio tih noviteta predstavljaju i tri nijanse iz nove generacije lakova Essence The Gel nail polish, 04 our sweetest day, 11 4 ever young i 25 prince charming koje ću vam danas predstaviti.

04 our sweetest day
Svijetlo roza poluprovidna baza puna sitnog srebrnog i rozog glitera. Savršena za ljubitelje neutralnih manikira. Mislim da bi jako lijepo izgledala preko nekog pastelnog laka.
Lijepo se nanosi, sa dva sloja daje solidno prekrivanje, tj. onoliko koliko se od ovakvih lakova očekuje.

ENG: A  few days ago I got some of  the Essence and Catrice  spring/summer 2015 update products, for a review. Some of these products are three new Essence The Gel nail polish shades: 04 our sweetest day, 11 4 ever young and 25 prince charming, which I'm going to show you today.

04 our sweetest day
Very light, rose colored, see through base filled with pink and silver glitter. Perfect for the neutral and subtle manicure lovers. I think it would look very nice over some pastel nail polish.
It's very easy to apply. I'm wearing it in two coats, and it doesn't provide full coverage but I didn't expect it would. It's meant to be like this.






11 4 ever young
Prekrasna malinasta crvena krema sa savršenom formulom. U dva tanka sloja daje potpuno prekrivanje, maže se kao san, skoro da nisam morala popravljati kistom. Jako brzo se suši. Moj favorit od ove tri nijanse i jedan od onih lakova koje ću od srca da preporučujem svima koji traže nešto slično.

ENG: Beautiful raspberry red, cream with perfect formula. It gives full coverage with two thin layers, glides on nails like a dream, so I almost didn't have to clean anything. It dries really fast.
It's definitely my favorite out of these three and one of those I'm going to recommend everyone who's looking for something similar.






25 prince charming

Zanimljiva plavo-zelena nijansa sa sitnim plavim shimmerom. Nešto gušće teksture u odnosu na prethodna dva laka. Daje potpuno pokrivanje u dva sloja. Prilikom lakiranja ponegdje ostanu tragovi četkice ali se u toku sušenja izjednače.

ENG: Interesting color, between blue and green with very fine blue shimmer, It's a bit thicker than the previous two shades I showed you. It leaves visible brush strokes, but during the drying time the surface becomes smooth. Two coats are needed for full coverage. 






Na slikama, osim The Gel lakova, imam i The Gel bazni i završni lak. O njima ćete moći čitati za koji dan dok ih još malo istestiram :).

Koji je Vaš favorit? Jeste li probali The Gel lakove? 
Do čitanja...

Besides nail polishes, on these pictures I'm also wearing The Gel base and top coat. I will write a review in a couple of days.

Which one is your favorite? Have you tried the Gel nail polishes?
Till next post...

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Animal print skittlette manicure

Zadnjih par dana sam baš raspoložena za nail art, pogotovo onaj brzinski gdje nema puno čekanja, sušenja slojeva itd., pa sam se odlučila na jedan skittlette manikir čija je tema životinjski uzorak.
Ovaj put sam odabrala kombinaciju nude/bež i smeđe boje, slično pravom leopardu. I malo zlata, jer jedno bez drugog ne ide :D.

ENG: Last couple of days I'm in some kind of nail art mood, especially when it comes to quick, no waiting, layer drying methods, so I decided to make one animal print themed skittlette manicure.
This time I chose nude/beige and brown colors, just like the real leopard. And a hint of gold, because they can't go separately :D




Igrom slučaja, kao i u prošlom postu, svi lakovi su Golden Rose :). Rich Color 05, 35, 114 i Jolly Jewels 103.
Kao što rekoh, radi se o jako brzom i jednostavnom nail artu, a ukoliko nikada niste radili ovakav manikir i zanima vas kako ja to radim, pišite u komentarima.

Nosite li vi životinjski uzorak na noktima? Da li vam se sviđa ova moja kombinacija? Šta bi ste dodali/oduzeli?

ENG: By accident, like in my previous post, all polishes are from Golden Rose :). Rich Color 05, 35, 114 and Jolly Jewels 103.
As I said, this is a very simple and easy way to decorate your nails, but if you have never done animal print nails and you would like to know how I do it, write me in the comments.

Do you wear animal print on your nails? How do you like my combination? What would you change in this mani?

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Textured gradient nails

Nakon jako duge pauze, koja se, eto, desila spletom raznim prilika, neprilika, okolnosti, nedostatka volje, inspiracije, vremena, snage itd..., vraćam se sa oporavljenim noktima i jednim manikirom koji sam već neko vrijeme htjela napraviti.
Pošto mene još uvijek drži groznica teksturisanih lakova, naročito onih ljetnih/vedrih nijansi, evo šta sam iskombinovala sa par omiljenih iz Golden Rose Holiday kolekcije (75, 61 i 83) i komadićem spužve :)

ENG: After a very long break that happened due to various circumstances, lack of will, inspiration, energy, etc...., I'm coming back with recovered nails and interesting gradient manicure I wanted to do for a while.
Since the textured nail polish mania still didn't let me go, especially when it comes to summer/bright colors, here's how I combined I few my favorite ones from the Golden Rose Holiday collection (75, 61 and 83) using a little piece of sponge :)




































Nadam se da vam se svidja ;)
Puno pozdrava do sledećeg posta...

Hope you like it ;)
Till next post :***

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