Monday, 30 June 2014

Lace mani with Make Up Revolution ~ Change My Life

Hello everyone! It's been a while! Thing is, just as I was preparing my laptop to later on pack it up to move with me, we discovered the battery died. The irony was great with this one. I guess I shouldn't complain too much, as that also means it did live right to the point when my BF actually fixed our PC at home, so yeah, the timing was all in all good. Still, no blogging for me, unless I'm home. It doesn't mean I do not polish my nails or wear make up, of course. :) For today I have a mani I did with a nail polish I received from Slovene online shop called I got a wonderful package from them, I will show it in my next New In post.:)

Makeup Revolution Change My Life seemed like a perfect nude colour when I first picked it up. Nudes I lack in my stash, and a perfect nude is always a challenge to find, plus, I immediately got an idea for a mani with Born Pretty Store water decals, as my nails are currently a bit longer. This is what the final result was.

I'm really happy about the result, as you know, I loooove the water decals (review of them with different manis here, here and here). Especially since the application of Change My Life turned out to be quite disastrous. The brush looks like a nice, normal round brush, nothing special. The moment you start applying nail polish, you notice that it is also very stiff. When you get to the second layer, it becomes clear that the stiffness of the brush causes ridges in the application. I tired thin coats and then thick coats, nothing helped. Consequently I applied three coats, on some nails four, wanting to get rid of the ridges, but failed to do so. Luckily the ridges disappeared when applying top coat, but I do not know if that happens every time and with every shade they offer. 

This is how it looked like sans top coat:

Not a fan. I always wear top coat with my manis and the water decal covers the ridges very nicely, but it does put me off of buying more shades, even if they are gorgeous, because I do not know how the brush is going to act. Might as well wait for more reviews, I suppose. Other than that, I like the colour, it is a great nude, and it works wonderfully with the water decals. But yeah, consider yourself warned about the brush!

Makeup Revolution nail polish comes in over 40 shades and in 10 ml bottle. You can buy them in for only 1,95€.

Do you have any experiences with Makeup Revolution nail polish? Is my brush just a dud or their standard stiff brush?

Thank you for reading and commenting, have a great week!

 *I got the products as a gift, unconditionally, from (even the post itself was not demanded).

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Water Decals with Essie Angora Cardi ~ a review

Hello everyone! I'm finally back online! Sadly just here in Ljubljana, but hopefully I will get internet connection where I work soon, I cannot blog from my phone. The work is good, I am glad I have it, the people I work with are nice as well, so no complaints there. :) The lack of time shows, but I expected that. :)

Today I have another review from fabulous Born Pretty Store, I've already shown you the package I received and it is clear that I'm becoming a fan of water decals, I think they are wonderful addition to any manicure and they are really easy to work with. I'm sure you all know Born Pretty Store by now, they have just about everything, but specialise in nail art. :) 

I put the water decals on the beautiful Essie Angora Cardi. I do not have many Essies, but those that I have, I adore. Angora Cardi is utterly gorgeous and so easy to work with.

The water decals can be found under the name 1Sheet Fantastic Arabesque Wine Pattern Nail Art Water Decals Transfers Sticker (what a mouthful!) with item ID #13680 and are available in silver and gold colour. The use is so simple it is almost funny, you have them in your nails in no time.

I think they work great for a subtle manicure, I also got compliments on the mani, so yeah, great choice, if you want to spice it up a little bit and keep it classy. :)

Don't forget about my Born Pretty Store discount code when you shop there! 

What's on your nails today?

Thank you for reading and commenting!

*Product sent for reviewing purposes, you can read my disclosure here.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

New In ~ A Haul Post

Hello everybody! How are you doing? I am just about to go for my jogging hour and then to my studying. As it happens, I got the job I was hoping to get and I start tomorrow, I am quite excited about that. I'm moving to my own place, similar to what I had in Bratislava, with entirely new schedule for me. We'll see how it goes. :)

I planned to do this post yesterday, but we went out and I ran out of time. It is essentially May haul post. And I kind of bought a lot this month. 

Maybe a lot is a strong expression ... certainly more than in previous few months. :) The pictures are an adventure, because my camera went crazy, I hope it is not too annoying. I think I really need to toss it at this point, but I dislike the pictures my cell phone makes, so I am trying to make it work ..

Nail stuff first! Afrodita Oliva nail polish remover is the only nail polish remover with acetone I can use and it is my favourite nail polish remover ever, together with its acetoneless sister called Aroma. I finally used up Sally Hansen remover I bought in Blava, where you can't get Afrodita and the change in quality is amazing. I love Afrodita, if you have the chance, try it! :)

China Glaze Splish Splash nail polish I bought on a whim from a girl, because I really liked it on swatches and it was on my WL since the collection came out. I am wearing it ATM and it feels very very similar to Zoya Tallulah. Comparison will follow. 

And Born Pretty Store water decals, three of them, you already saw Pandas, and I have two more to show you. Fun stuff, I love water decals!

Stuff for skin and face! :) A little package of testers I got from Sabex, our distributor of Bioderma brand. You can go online and give your information and they send you testers every once in a while. That is where I got my tester of their BB Sensibio cream and now I got a perfect package for my mixed skin, Sebium Global creme is already on my WL, I think it will be great for me, as my skin condition worsened in the past year. 

Illamasqua blusher Allure. Oh dear Lord of the Rings. One word comes to mind whenever I think of this blusher: pigmentation!! It is hands down the best blusher I have ever used. You need to touch it with your brush really really lightly and then tap it on your hand and then put it on your face, otherwise it will be too much. Amazing blush. And I LOVE the colour. Gorgeous little thing. I need to get more Illamasqua in my life. It was a bargain, I got is as exchange on mojbutik, but I honestly think it is worth whatever money they are demanding for it.

Oriflame double sided brush I got as exchange on mojbutik and it is a good brush, albeit a bit hard to store. But it is good for applying eyeshadow.

Etude Proof 10 Eye Primer is an eyeshadow base that I was planning to order for a loooong time. Ever since I saw the review on so yeah, long time. I still haven't tried it, as my ArtDeco one is still acting nicely, but I can't wait to put it to the test! You can see on the first picture a bunch of testers I got with it.

And something for hair and body. :) Le Petit Marseillais brand got on my radar when a good friend of mine brought me a couple of their products all the way from France and I loved them. Later on I noticed our Leclerc has some of their lines and I tried them again and loved them. So it was great news for me when I saw they are coming to Slovenia for real, with most of their lines and Leclerc had this huge sale on them a couple of weeks ago. So I got their Shea butter and honey hair conditioner and their Shea butter, almond and Argan oil body lotion. They smell divine, especially body lotion and they are great (I prefer the white, almond hair conditioner though). 

Balea Warmwachs I got again after reading amazing review on, and I already tried it on my legs and loved the result. It is good stuff. It is on sale right now since they are discontinuing it (figures!) so I already bought another package.

As always, if you want any specific reviews of any of the products in this post, just let me know in the comments. :)

What did you purchase for yourself in the last month? :)

Thank you for reading and commenting!