Friday, August 30, 2013

Shimmery body lotions

In the summer time I'm all about shimmery body lotions. Don't you just love nice shimmery glow on your body in the summer. Well if you ask me I love shimmer everywhere anytime, especially on my nails and on my body. There is more then enough nail posts on my blog so it is time to talk about body lotions for a bit. I got carried away a little bit this summer with buying them so I have few to show you. What attracts me the most to shimmery lotions ( and anything sparkly ) is that it looks really nice in the sunlight and also I like the way it sparkles at nighttime. When it comes to shimmer lotions the biggest flaw  is that they tend to leave stains on your clothes. Not all of them but majority. For that reason I usually apply them on my arms and my legs if I'm wearing something short. That way I'm risk free.
Now I will show you my shimmer body lotions one by one and tell you few things about each one.

Balea Summer Glam

Balea Summer Glam has to be the one to start! This body lotion is limited edition and Balea had the same thing some time ago. I was in love with the old one and I was really sad when I was out of it. I was so happy when I saw that Balea is coming up with this line and even more happy when I realized that this new lotion is exactly the same thing as the old one, only in new packaging. This thing is one of my all time favorites. It looks so beautiful on the skin, and it smells like summer ( coconut and chocolate to be more precise ). I was using the old version on few summer vacations so every time I use it, the smell brings back beautiful memories. Summer Glam applies easily and it is best to take small amount because it will absorb better and quicker. There is loads of shimmer so you don't have to worry that it won't be visible. Balea Summer Glam is also really cheap product so that is reason more why is worth trying. One bad thing about this product is that it will leave stains on some of your clothing items. However I don't have that problem because I usually use it only on my arms and legs.
The tube contains 200 ml of product.

Bebe Young Care Night Glow

This was a random buy some time ago. I love Bebe products so it was hard to pass on this one especially because it was on sale at the time. The product applies easily, absorbs quickly and it smells amazing ( vanilla and caramel ). The only thing that is off with this product is that there is no shimmer. That would be just fine if the name was different and if they didn't said on the back that it gives night glow to your skin. No matter which angle or light I was looking I didn't see anything. Still, I like the product and I have no doubt that I will go through it but I don't appreciate false advertising.
The product contains 400 ml.

Aveo Goldshimmer

When I bought this one I knew I don't need it but I couldn't go home without it. This is also my first Aveo body lotion and so far I like it. There is loads of golden shimmer that looks nice and sparkly on your skin, it also makes your skin really soft. I love the melon smell that lasts for few hours. Aveo Goldenshimmer is easy to apply and it absorbs quickly. I didn't have any problems with stains but I believe that this cold leave a mark on your clothes because the color of the lotion is honey beige. The product contains 400 ml.

Givenchy Very Irresistible body veil

Givenchy Very Irresistible is one of few high end products that I own. I got this baby in Very Irresistible gift set that I bought recently. The reason why I bought it was because I found a great deal and Givenchy Very Irresistible is one of my favorite perfumes. This body veil is amazing addition to it. It has really nice texture that applies easily, it absorbs quickly and there are no worries about stains. It makes skin really soft and beautiful. The glow is delicate, silver shimmer looks really beautiful. The product contains 100 ml. For that reason I will probably use this only for some special occasions.

Avon Planet Spa Japanese Sake And Rice

Planet Spa Japanese Sake And Rice is really good shimmery body lotion from Avon. I didn't use a lot this bottle but i already had travel size of the same lotion and I really love it. There are loads of shimmer and this would be perfect for anyone who loves silver shimmer because it is really visible on your skin. The quality is great but I'm not the biggest fan of the smell, in same time it isn't that bad so this thing worth buying.
The product contains 150 ml.

Laura Vandini Pearl

Last one is Laura Vandini and this is biggest surprise of this summer for me. I got it form my aunt as a gift and she hit it with this one. At first look I wasn't very impressed because I could hardly see any glow on my skin. I love the texture, it applies easily and absorbs quickly but I couldn't see any shimmer...until I went outside. At first I forgot that I have it on my skin and I was surprised how nice my skin looks. It had beautiful glow, you couldn't see any shimmer but you could see something is there. And then I remembered so I started using it everyday and I fell in love with it! At night time you can see some shimmer here and there  but it is very delicate, the shimmer is micro so it really gives that prefect summer glow to your skin. Absolute summer favorite!! The smell is also delicate and it changes little bit when is on my skin and that is probably the only thing I don't like about this product but it is not something that would keep me away from it!
The product contains 200 ml.

Do you like shimmery body lotions? Did you tried any of these products?

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

10 day summer challenge - Day 10 + recap

Here it is, final challenge! The task for day 10 was favorite summer mani. I actually never did a mani like this one but it is definitely my favorite in this challenge and also this summer! I love it so much. I got inspiration from One Nail To Rule them All who did something like this recently, her mani was so pretty that I knew I will have to at least try to recreate it. In the end all this turn out to be much easier then it looks. Here are my sea nails!

First I applied p2 Heavenly Girl. After it dried I started sponging with different shades of blue and little bit of white on tips of my nails to half of my nail. Mix of blue and white gives nice look of sea waves. After that I added the clouds also using a sponge. After everything was dry I used nail doting tool to draw a little orange boat and black striper to add details to boat and draw little birds. To set everything together I applied top coat.

I used p2 Heavenly Girl, Essence Chasing Waves, Essence Splash Refresh, Essence orange Summer, Essence Chuck, Essence Ahoy and Essence Berlin Story.

Check out what other girls did for last challenge:
Cat Girl

Here is quick recap of the challenge! It was so much fun and I really enjoyed it!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Project 365 ( 91 - 97 )

Week 14...

Day 91: Candle light.

Day 92: Isn't this perfect?

Day 93: Snapshot.

Day 94: Looking through window.

Day 95: Painting my nails and drinking coffee.

Day 96: Taking pictures when I'm bored.

Day 97: How cute is this little notebook??

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Empty #9

Avon Advance Techniques anti-dandruff 2 in 1 shampoo - My go to anti-dandruff shampoo for years. I don't have a big dandruff problem so I only need this shampoo occasionally and after 2-3 times I wash my hair with this dandruff is completely gone for month or two. I would recommend this shampoo for everyone to try it but I know for a fact that it doesn't work for a lot of people but it is definitely worth to give it a try if you have dandruff because for me it is perfect!

Schwarzkopf Got2b Rocking It! dry shampoo - I love this thing. It is so much better then Balea dry shampoo I was using before I tried this one. I already have new bottle and I think I will stick to this product for a long time!

Dove Go Fresh deo-spray - One of few deo-sprays that I like beside Dove Original which is my all time favorite. This is a very good product and I repurchased it!

Avon Advance Techniques Protect It! heath protection spray - Very nice product, I believe that I will go back to it in the future. For now I will try few heath protections from other brands.

Essence nail polish remover - My go to remover for few years, very good but not the best out there. I think I will stick to it in future.

Avon Advance Techniques Dry Ends Serum - I'm finally back to this product, I adore and I don't even know why I stopped using it! Great product for dry ends!

 Rosal Hot Chocolate lip balm - Rosal lip balms are one of my favorites, I love this one. The quality is great and I love the smell. I told you that this year I was into chocolate scent so this was perfect for me :D

p2 Perfect Face makeup base Illuminate Me! - Great product! I use it as a base for liquid foundation but it looks great on its own too. I repurchased it when I was in Germany few months ago and it is such a shame it is not available everywhere.

Avon  Planet Spa Japanese Sake And Rice illuminating body spry - another Avon product :) I love the quality, the smell and the shimmer! I also have a full size bottle of the same product!

Ebelin cotton pads - the best cotton pads I tried!

Balea face wipes - I don't even know how many times I repurchased this product! Love it!

Just like in my last Empty post I cleaned my nail polish stash. All these did their time in my service and now I have to get rid of them. They are too thick and difficult to apply, they also take too long to dry. In my book they are done. 

S-he 393, Essence Mellow Yellow, Deborah Milano Love At First Sight, Essence Silver Surfer, tip painter and Silver Sparkle

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

10 day summer challenge - Day 9

10 day summer challenge is slowly coming to an end. For day 9 the task was Inspired by summer night out! Here is my interpretation! I knew that at least one color must be pink because for me pink is ultimate summer color. First I painted my nails with Manhattan Glow It Up! and without plan I started to build my mani. I used sponge to apply Uma Psychic Pink and Essence Stamp Me! Silver, to finish the design I applied Essence Glitterastic on the tips and applied top coat to set everything together. 

I like how it turn out, especially the combo of silver and Psychic Pink. The reason why I added Psychic Pink is because with only silver it look more like a holiday mani and I needed it to be more summery.

I used Manhattan Glow It Up!, Uma Psychic Pink, Essence Stamp Me! Silver and Essence Glitterastic. Here is Manhattan Glow It Up! alone on natural light:

Don't forget to check out what other girls did:
Cat Girl

Monday, August 19, 2013

Project 365 ( 84 - 90 )

Week 13...

Day 84: Bday party, my name is on my glass just to be sure :p

Day 85: Apples

Day 86: How cute are these candles!! 

Day 87: Candy that brings me back to childhood.

Day 88: Gorgeous Manhattan Nectarine Power

Day 89: Starting Fallen series!

Day 90: Yummy chocolate cake.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

10 day summer challenge - Day 8

We are already at Day 8 of 10 day summer challenge, only two to go! Today's task was summer jewerly / accessories. I found my inspiration in my go to stud earrings. I have white, pink and green but since I wear the white ones the most I decided to draw them on my nails. 

As base color I used Manhattan Nectarine Power, Essence Stamp Me! Silver and Essence Ahoy

For this mani I used Manhattan Nectarine Power for the first time. This is such a beautiful color, I had in on my nails alone for a day because I didn't want to add anything on it. The color is peach with  loads of golden glitter. Beauty!

Don't forget to check out what other girls did:
Cat Girl

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

10 day summer challenge - Day 7

Task for day 7 of 10 day summer challenge was swimsuits. After ikat mani, I think this is my favorite challenge so far. It is really easy to do bikini nails like this, they look cute and I have never had anything like it on my nails before. First I applied base color and then I draw small triangles, three on each nail and in the end I just filled them with color.

I used Essence Ice, Ice Baby, p2 Artful, Essence Pink!, Essence Silver Surfer, Essence Dress To Party and Essence You're The One. I outlined every bikini with Essence Berlin Story. 

Check out what other girls did:
Cat Girl
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