Wednesday, June 25, 2014

31 day Nail Art Challenge: Gradient

Here is another manicure for 31 Day Nail Art Challenge! This time it is gradient manicure. I wanted something colorful so I picked up pink and blue nail polish. I'm never completely satisfy with my gradient manis and this time it wasn't different. I guess I need to do it few more times to get better result.This is how it turned out:

I used: Essence I Love Brasil, Essence BBC Chasing Waves and H&M White

First part of 31DNAC - Colors is over and from now on I will do the Patterns part of the challenge!

Monday, June 23, 2014

31 Day Nail Art Challenge: Rainbow

For day 9 of 31 Day Nail Art Challenge the task was Rainbow! I never did a rainbow or sky manicure so this was fan mani to do for me. I used a lot colors but this is actually very easy to do. Rainbow could look a bit more neat but in the end I'm happy with the way it turned out.

First I painted all my nails blue and after it dried I drew the clouds. After everything was dried it was time for nail art brush and the rainbow.

I used : Maybelline Party Blue, Essence Ahoy, China Glaze Sun-Kissed, Essence Oh My Glitter!, Essence Off To Miami! and p2 Open Your Heart!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Empty #15

Avon Care Paraffin Hand Cream - one of my favorite products lately in cutest packaging. I will definitely repurchase this cream in future.

Balea liquid soap - I usually buy Balea soap, different scent every time.

I Love...Juicy Watermelon shower cream - nice product but I'm not sure if I want to repurchase it. If I do it will be different scent, not because this one is bad, because there are so many other beautiful scents. To find my thoughts about I Love...shower creams click here.

Aveo Into The Wild shower gel - I buy Aveo shower gels a lot and I will continue to do that in future.

Avon Natural Rose - I loved this product! Read more here.

S.Oliver Woman fragrance - my everyday fragrance that I really like. It was a gift but also something I would buy myself.

Valentino Rock'n'Rose - Beautiful perfume I had for years. My favorite time to use it was spring.

Essence My Yellow Fellow - my favorite yellow nail polish. I had it for few years and painted my nails so many times with it. It is sad it is gone but I have few very similar shades so I'm not gonna complain about it too much.

Avon Moroccan Agran Oil - Great product. I already have a new bottle. Read more about it here.

Loreal mini conditioner - I love these and somehow I always have them around. You can get them with Loreal Casting Hair color ( another product that should be in my Empties but I didn't saved the box for the post )

What is in your empties?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Madly Kenzo Kiss'n'Fly

If you looking for beautiful, summery fragrance Madly Kenzo Kiss'n'Fly might be a thing for you. I got it last summer and I really love it! The fragrance is floral, light and fresh so it is perfect for warm days. These days I reach for it more then usual. It is also long lasting. Madly Kenzo Kiss'n'Fly is launched in summer of 2013 and it is limited edition so now it could be harder to find it but it is very similar to original version Madly Kenzo. 

Top notes of Madly Kenzo Kiss'nFly are pear, lychee and grapefruit. Middle notes are floral: jasmine, lily and freesia. Base notes are soft musk and cedar. As you can see this floral - fruity combination is made for summer and if you like light, summery fragrance you will enjoy this one too!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

31 Day Nail Art Challenge: Metallic

Task for day 8 of 31 Day Nail Art Challenge is Metallic. Metallic is not my favorite finish, I always prefer shimmery and cream so when I was thinking about what nail polishes to use I thought that I don't have big choice in my stash. When I actually went to find colors that first came to my mind: Catrice Oh My Goldness! and Essence Stamp Me!Silver I've noticed that I have more then few metallic nail polishes to choose from. I went with my first idea but I also found nail polishes that I haven't used for a while and I really think I should change that. So very soon there will be more metallic on my nails! Anyway, this is the mani I came up with for the challenge. Simple diagonal manicure with polka dots.

I used: Catrice Oh My Goldness! and Essence Stamp Me! Silver

This is how my manicure looks like without flash:

Monday, June 16, 2014

Random #9

Time for lazy, sleepy random post! I spend most days at home, doing mostly - nothing.You know I'm pregnant and my due date is days apart. 2 weeks to be precise! It could be any day now so all I have to do now is wait. I spend most of my days the same because at this point there is not a lot things to do. I can't do anything for long time because it gets uncomfortable. I'm not complaining because this pregnancy was good to me and I just hope it will stay that way until the end. So between walking, sleeping ( during the day because it is impossible during the night ), siting and lying in bed I spend my time preparing for big day, watching TV shows and writing on my blog. You could notice that my blog is updated daily which wasn't the case since I started it. After the baby comes I will probably have a break for a while but I hope I will be able to come back at times.

Like I said I've been watching TV shows. My regular week to week shows ended and now I watching Modern Family season 3, Parks And Recreation season 2 and I just finished Sons Of Anarchy season 5! I will probably continue with True Detective because I only watched first 2 episodes.

I didn't get a lot new beauty products in May and June. If you look at the photo you can see what I'm talking about. Here is China Glaze Snow because soon I will need new white nail polish. I use them mostly for nail art and I think this one will last for a long time. The one I'm using now Essence Ahoy is my probably most used nail polish for nail art. I also have H&M White but it is a small bottle so I think I will be done with that one quickly. Two lip products I have here are NYX Butter Gloss - Peach Cobbler and lovely gift form my cousin Oriflame Daring Red. I will probably post more about these two products in future.

For the end of this post here are few random photos I've taken past few days!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Preview: Catrice It Pieces ( July - August 2014 )

Preview of new Catrice Fall - Winter range is coming in July and August 2014! Products in new collection It Pieces are part of new range and with this collection we will be able to try chosen products that will soon be part of regular Catrice range. The collection contains: Matt eyeshadows, mascara, lush extension fibres, tinted lip glow balm, lip smoother, nail polishes and duo eyeshadow brush. We can see few new things here, to me most interesting are matt eyeshadows and nail polishes but what I'm interested the most is to see entire new range!

Click to enlarge!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Catrice Camouflage Cream

Concealer Catrice Camouflage Cream is probably my favorite product lately. I've been using it for a while now but I've been loving it since the first time I tried it. I had my doubts about it before I tried it but since I love Catrice foundations and the price of this product is more then good I decided to give it a try. 

Catrice Camouflage Cream comes in small plastic pot and it contains 3 ml of product. I have it in color 020 Light Beige.The texture is creamy and dense. My biggest fear was that I won't be able to apply and blend it nicely but I had no problem with that. No matter if I use a brush or my fingers this concealer looks nice on my face. It doesn't look cakey and it doesn't crease. I like to take small amount of product and then build it up if it is necessary. That is the easiest way to make it look natural and it is easier to blend it.When I use concealer I apply it only under my eyes, on my dark circles because this is the area where I need more correction. I found that it looks best on my face when I apply Camouflage Cream before I apply liquid foundation / BB cream.

I usually use my Body & Soul concealer brush to apply Camouflage Cream and sometimes I like to use Essence sponge concealer brush after that. If you don't have concealer brushes you like don't worry because you can just use your finger and it works great as well.
In the end Catrice Camouflage Cream is the product I would buy again and I would recommend you to try it if you need quality on budget concealer.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

31 Day Nail Art Challenge: Black & White

Task for day 7 of 31 Day Nail Art Challenge is Black & White. I did a simple mani that I wanted to do for a while. It couldn't be easier but looks very effective and everyone will notice your nails. I just applied white base, added black stripes and for final touch I applied Loreal Confettis which make this mani fun with black and white glitter!

I used: H&M White as base, Golden Rose 106 for stripes and Loreal Confettis top coat.

This is also my entry for a contest!

Monday, June 9, 2014

I Love...shower creams


I Love... cosmetics is a bath, body and beauty brand from Great Britain. My first touch with it was last year, first I saw it on  beauty blogs and then after a while I saw them in stores. Colorful bottles got my attention and they smell so good :) I decided to try it! The bottles probably look familiar to you, there are few other brands that have almost exactly the same thing ( Philosophy, Treacle Moon, The Body Shop ). Full size bottles are 500 ml which can last you good amount of time. Each bottle has a cute little description of the scent.

The bottles are easy to work with, they have flip flop cap with small opening so you don't have to worry that too much product will go out. It can be use for bubble bath or showering. The texture is creamy and they smell really, really good. After you take a shower with I Love... you skin will also smell that good but I only wish it would stay on my skin little bit longer. I have few in my stash right now. I have full size of Juicy Watermelon ( well, that one is almost gone ) and Mango & Papaya, I also have small 100 ml bottle of Vanilla & Almond and that is my favorite scent of three.

In conclusion these are really nice products, they are good quality, they look pretty and can last for a while. They do not cause any bad skin reaction which is sometimes a problem for me. I Love... shower gels are not the best shower gels I tried, they probably fit somewhere in the middle but I don't have anything bad to say about them. I will probably buy them in future.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Random #8

Random posts are back! When I started with Project 365 I decided to neglect random posts because I didn't have enough inspiration for both and also I thought I could somehow include all the random things that I wanted in my Project 365. Now after it is done I'm still not finished with it :) I have bunch of pictures that never made it on my blog and I still want to publish them, so here they are :D If you want to see photos form project 365 click here.
So my first Random post after more then a year will be most about P365 but from now on I will probably come back with it every few weeks with different random things that caught my attention. For now I hope you will enjoy these photos but I'm really looking forward to my next Random post which will be just like they were before.

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