Friday, November 30, 2012

November favourites

Can you believe it's already December tomorrow? Time to talk about my favourite products/things of the month. I don't have to show you any makeup, because of my eye surgery, but now I can start wearing eye makeup again and that makes me über happy :)

1. I know it's not really a fall colour, but it really made me happy before and after surgery :) Orly polish in Glowstick is perfect neon yellow, I apply it over matte white polish.

2. Has anyone ever mentioned a toothpaste in a favourites post? Well, I've been really liking Himalaya Herbals Ayurvedic Dental cream. 

3. My favourite night cream must be this New Dawn Patchouli Healer. I think it really improved my skin texture and it feels so soft in the morning! I will review it and you can also win it in my Christmas giveaway: here.

4. Another skin care products. I have quite sensitive skin and it's hard to find alcohol free toner and that it actually does something for your skin. Kahne Witch hazel toner is a great toner, it does its job like a boss! :)

5. Another product you can win in my giveaway and I love it to pieces, is this Afrodita Anti-age Aroma hand and nail cream. It makes my hands super soft, nourishes it and smells amazing. 

6. I read those two books before surgery and I really really really liked them. I cried, I laughed, I didn't want to put them down although it was bed time. Kluun - A Woman Comes to a Doctor/Love life  and The Widower.

What are your monthly favourites? Let me know :)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

OOTD: Tomboy meets girly

I haven't posted an outfit post in a really long time. I usually like to dress comfortably, oversized shirts, preferably off shoulders, jeans or tights with shorts ... So, here is what I wore today, kinda tomboy-ish meets girly (heels).

Grandpa's shirt
Short New Yorker (I cut them myself)
Black tights Ann Christine
Wedge ankle boots (I forgot where I got them)
Beanie DIY
Ring DIY
Collar necklace eBay
Sunglasses Ann Christine

I feel awkward posting outfit post, to be honest. :D Let me know what you think!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Haul time!

I haven't posted a haul post in a long long time, so I decided to do one today. I went shopping in Zagreb on Wednesday with my mum, to shopping center City one, it's 40 minutes away from my home town. I also included some other recent buys. Enjoy! :)

I love beanies and caps for winter! I wear them all the time. So, I got this natural, grey-ish, brown-ish beanie which I love! (H&M) Oh, yeah. I got a haircut yesterday :).
I was searching for winter boots for a while now, so I got this pair of regular black boots. I hope they are warm enough for me, I am always cold in winter time. (Humanic)

Khaki colour cardigan, 3/4 sleeves. I think I'm going to DIY it a little and put some studs on shoulders, it looks kinda boring now. (Ann Christine)
This orange sweater is the one, that I was tweeting about for two days. So, I went back to the store and got it! I've been wearing it more than I should. ^^ I also got this plain basic black dress. I wear it underneath this sweater. (H&M, not in Zagreb :))

Finally, new pants! They are actually jeggings, they are super comfortable and I really like them (Mango).

I bought this Keune Leave-in hair repair vital nutrition few days before we went to Zagreb. I needed something for my frizzy hair, and I think it works. I used it twice now and I think you'll see it in my favourites post this month. ;)
I've heard so many good things about this Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment, so I had to buy it. Used it once and I liked it. Will see how it works for me.
I bought Artdeco eyeshadow in 49, I just had to complete my Artdeco magnetic palette. Can't wait to play with it, it's such a pretty green shade!

I was asking on Twitter about good blushes, and which one should I have (I'm such blush person! Should I do blush makeup collection? :)). Many girls replied that Rose Gold by Sleek is something I should have. So, I ordered it and I'm so happy I did! (it's the one on the right)
But I also ordered Sleek Suede for contouring. Haven't used it, will see how it works for me.

Have you bought any exciting things lately? Please, share with me in the comment section :)

Have a lovely Sunday <3

Saturday, November 24, 2012

NOTD: confetti

I painted my nails on Thursday with blue colour, which I really love, but on Friday morning I wanted to do something else. So, I added some "confetti" to spice up my manicure. Here is the final look:

I've decided that the stuff falling through the cracks is confetti and I'm having a party! (B. C. Garmon)

Barry M 291 Cobalt blue
Essence Special effect topper 02 circus confetti

I think adding glittey top coat adds a perfect special touch and it's not even time consuming, you know that I'm quite lazy with my manicures :).
And I think it's special razzle dazzle for holiday season. What do you think? :)

(sorry I fail at taking photos of my nails *sigh*)

P.S.: I am so happy you guys liked my Lasik eye surgery experience post (here). Thank you for all your lovely comments. <3 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

My Lasik eye surgery experience

I had my Lasik eye surgery on Friday, November 9th and let me tell you, that was the best decision I've ever made! :) Let's start at the beginning, when I started wearing glasses. (make yourself a cup of tea, it's a long post *sorry*).

I started wearing my glasses when I was 8 years old and decided to start wearing contact lenses when I was around 14 or 15. I wore mostly glasses at home and contacts when I was outdoors. So, I've been short sighted for 15 years, last four or five years my dioptre was -7.00. I've been thinking about getting Lasik surgery for the longest, but I've heard that you have to be at least 21 years old. So, I'm 23 now, and putting lenses in my eyes became such a chore for me. And I swear my vision was worse with my glasses. Picture "shrinks", it was impossible for me to drive a car with glasses, or workout and even just walking was a pain in the arse (glasses move on your nose as you move and the picture moves as well, it is not steady, I don't know how to explain it to you the other way:)). Wearing lenses all the time is not recommended as you may know, you get dry eyes, or lenses start to bother you, you have to be careful when you swim not to get any water in your eyes, you can get defects on your eyes because of wearing lenses etc. ... I think that wearing both can be a pain in the ass especially if you travel a lot or even if you are a really busy person in general.

No more glasses!!
With that said, this year I got an opportunity to have a Lasik surgery completely for free at Clinic Svjetlost in Zagreb, Croatia (that is like one hour away with car from my home town). You just had to fill in the questionnaire (name, address, phone, why do you want to have a surgery etc.) and then they would pick one person who would get completely free operation, with consultations, everything covered basically. I wasn't that lucky person, but after some time I received a call that I can have 50% off Lasik surgery. I got a date for in depth consultation/exam, which everyone has before surgery. 

I had my first consultation in August, it was around 2 hours long, they check the shape and thickness of your cornea, pupil size, refractive errors, as well as any other eye conditions. It didn't end up well for me, since they discovered that my sight got worse and that I can't have Lasik if that's the case. But my exam was in late afternoon hours, it was really hot around that time, I spent a lot of the time on my computer and that's probably what caused worse sight. I got a date for another exam/consultation in morning hours, in the beginning of October. This one was a little bit shorter, and they discovered my sight is stable and I'm suitable for Lasik, under one condition: I had to wear glasses until my surgery and have another short consult with doctor day before surgery, to see if everything is ok. I had some defects on my cornea, because of wearing lenses a lot and I had to give my eyes a break and put tear drops in my eyes every day to help heal what was damaged.

So, I got a date for a surgery, November 9th (they do surgeries only on Fridays), and one day before I had an exam. Let's start with the exam day, as the day 1 :).
I was extremely nervous, I knew that I'm not going to be happy if they say I'm not suitable for surgery, but I calmed myself down, meditated a little and switched my negative thoughts with positive. Exam went well, everything was great, the doctor suggested two surgeries to chose from: Lasik or PRK. You can google both and see the difference, but I decided for Lasik, since recovering time is shorter and I know that I heal up pretty slowely. She told me the do-s and don't-s after surgery, how the surgery looks like and you can ask whatever you want to know. When I came home, I had to shut down my computer, not watch any TV, get at least 8 hour of sleep, eat and drink normally to prepare myself for surgery.

So, day 2, the surgery day, I had a good night sleep, I was pretty much calm in the morning, listened to some meditation music etc. We had a reservation to sleep in apartment in Zagreb, not so far away from the clinic to stay through night because you have an exam day after surgery. My mum went with me, of course, you need someone to drive you after surgery, the same goes for every exam/consultation. I packed only essentials, we took some food for dinner and breakfast, I dressed in sweatpants and comfortable sweater and we hit the road.

When we came to our hostel, the woman in charge said that she emailed me that they had some issues with bathroom and the reservation was canceled (I didn't check my emails Thursday evening, I had to shut down my computer as doctor said). I was pretty much calm down up to this moment, but then I felt like my heart is going to jump out of my chest. I had only 45 minutes until surgery!! I took 2 Persen medicine pastilles to calm me down (they are herb based medicine) and they worked pretty fast. The woman made some phone calls to other hostels and finally got one that was free. But I had only half an hour until surgery, so me and mum decided to go first to the clinic, leave our car there after surgery and go to a hostel with taxi.

We came to the clinic, we sit down in waiting room and there was a guy across the table wearing sunglasses. He was a Slovenian and he just had a surgery. He said, that you don't feel any pain, and everything happens so fast and his sister had a surgery few months ago and she's happy about it (it sounded like the are doing it for hobby :P). I don't know about you guys, but I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason, and that Slovenian dude was sent to me to calm me down. I was completely relaxed after that short conversation.
Then I got some paper work where was written that surgery is not a guarantee that you won't need to wear glasses/lenses in future (reading glasses as you get older), that there are possibilities that it fails (0,5% surgeries are unsuccessful), what you have to do after surgery, all 4 types of surgeries described etc. and I had to sign each page that I agree with the "terms and conditions" :).

Then I had to wait quite some time (there was a lot of people there) until they called my name for a final exam before surgery. After that doctor briefly described the surgery again and asked me if I have any other questions. Back to waiting room, they prepared me for a surgery, I got anesthetic drops and iodine in my eyes, I had to wait about 15 minutes and then they called my name again. I gave my glasses to my mother (bye bye!) and went to a surgery room. I think there were 3 doctors/surgeons (I was excited and nervous at the same time, I didn't have time to look around :P). I had to lay down under the laser machine thing/whatever, they asked me how am I, where am I from, probably they do that with every patient to calm you down. When the surgery begins, I just had to listen to surgeons instructions. "The procedure involves creating a thin flap on the eye, folding it to enable remodeling of the tissue beneath with a laser and repositioning the flap." (source; didn't know how to say that in English, had to google it :)). And you can watch Youtube videos, how everything looks like :).
I swear it took like 5 minutes with no pain at all!! You just feel the pressure for 10 seconds for each eye and that is the only uncomfortable feeling you have during surgery.

After that super fast 5 minutes, doctor helped to lift me up and then I realized that I can see! But everything was blurry, the doctor described that as you are watching under water. Then she helped me to go to that room where I had my last exam before surgery and you should be able to read at least some letter on the screen. And I was able to read I think four first "pages" (with every page letters are smaller) and then I started to cry (out of happiness of course :)). She congratulated me as I was one of the calmest patients and I had to stay in that room. The nurse came in, called my mother in to the room too, gave us all post operation "rules". She gave me two pills to prevent any possible pain I might get later. I also got two types of eye drops - antibiotics and tear drops + the same two pills if pain is unbearable at night. Then I put my sunglasses to protect my eyes on and we paid for the surgery.

Like I said before, we took a taxi to go to our hostel. When we arrived, I realized that having a good, but blurry sight and wearing sunglasses at night is bloody annoying. I felt like I was drunk, that phase when you start seeing double pictures or even triple (talking like an expert, ey?). So, when we came to our room I just wanted to lay down, cover myself and keep my eyes closed. I didn't have any pain, I just felt weird tingling and I couldn't stop laughing, like they drugged me or something :). Then I felt like my eyes are really heavy, like you had a really busy day and you just want to sleep. I had to put antibiotics two times and tear drops few times that day. I wanted to take a look at my eyes, so I slowly put down my glasses in the bathroom (I suggest you don't do that) and they were so red!! and the light was killing me. All those liquids were dried around my eyes, so unappealing. I slept with my sunglasses on, because I was afraid that I would touch my eyes - whatever you do, don't touch your eyes!! or wash them with water. No anything around your eyes, it's forbidden! I didn't have to take those two pills again, I had no pain what-so-ever, but everyone is different.

Next morning, day 3, I had my top and bottom eyelashes glued together, I freaked out a little, I though it was something wrong. But my lashes were glued because of all the liquids that were put in my eyes and they dried up on my lashes, so I dropped some fake tears and slowly separated them. And the picture was almost clear, I would say 90 % better than the day before. My mum kept asking me: can you see? (she actually still does ^^). We went to the clinic, I had to read these letters on the screen again, had no problem reading them, this time I didn't cry (good girl! :D) and the doctor put out lenses which were put into my eyes as a protection after surgery. It took less than 5 minutes, I ordered myself for another exam on Wednesday and we hit the road home.

I kept my sunglasses on (they are your best friends after surgery!) and definitely no air conditioning in the car or any blowing in your face or anything like that, it dries your eyes like crazy! We came home, all I wanted to do is sleep. So, I played some CDs and spent most of the day in my bed. I slept like a baby first three days, I had nothing to do and I was bored, so I slept :P. On Sunday morning, day 4, I went with my family to president elections and grocery shopping after that (with my sunglasses, of course :)). OMG! Picture was soooo clear! I cried out of happiness when I came home, the same thing happened to me on Monday. I was just speechless and that I was able to see without my glasses or lenses was a miracle to me! :)

I kept myself entertained with listening to the music and with tweeting from my phone every now and then how I'm doing. I avoided screens in general for the first week, they just cause you super dry eyes and you don't want that. I went for a walk and for a drink on Monday already (day 5), in the evening I checked my emails on computer, but my eyes got dry pretty fast, so I had to shut it down.
First time I washed my eyes with water and got rid of nasty build ups around my eyes was on Tuesday (day 6). You can get infection from water, so I was just washing my face, avoiding eye area. Still have to be careful not to get any shampoo or anything in my eyes (I can write another blog on do-s and don't-s before and after surgery, if you'd like).

The only problem I had after surgery was that I woke up during the night with painful eyelids because my eyes were so dry and I hardly opened them, but that was just for three nights (Monday - Wednesday), I dropped some tear drops in my eyes to hydrate them. I also read that drinking loads of water help, so I started drinking more water and I think it helped.

On Wednesday (day 7) I went to see the doctor again and everything is great, my sight is 100% and I'm the happiest :)). He gave me another cream to put in my eyes before sleep. Tomorrow (23rd November) will be two weeks after surgery and I still have some broken capillaries in my left eye from surgery, but I heal pretty slowly in general. I still have a bruise on my leg after one month (no joke).
I think my sight was 100 % on Sunday already, I just wasn't used to it, because it was so clear. I think that I saw "normally" on Tuesday (got used to it). If it makes any sense :P

Tear drops I have to put in my eyes 8 - 10 times a day, antibiotics 4 times a day and cream I have to put in my eyes before bed time. Only 2 more days of antibiotics and that cream stuff :P.

I desperately miss wearing eye makeup and doing workouts, but it's so worth it!! I am so thankful to see without glasses or lenses. I couldn't be happier, so, if you want to have Lasik surgery, do it! But no one warned me that it's going to be so emotional after surgery. You have been warned :).

Hope this post isn't too long, I just wanted to share my whole experience with you, because I know some of you want to have Lasik surgery and I hope I encouraged you or you got little bit more information about it. If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask in the comment section or e-mail me.

  • Clinic Svjetlost official page: click (you can change language to English)
  • (za slovenske bralce) Če si iz Slovenije in želiš k njim na pregled/operacijo, lahko vse datume rezerviraš preko Okulist ceneje: klik

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas giveaway! Open internationally

I have another giveaway for you!! I feel like it was just yesterday when I reached 100 followers and had a giveaway, but now I have over 200 GFC followers and Christmas is around the corner, so I want to give you my Christmas gift, unfortunatelly just to one follower. Don't worry, I'll have more giveaways in the future :)

  • Artdeco All in one Mascara 01 black (this is my all time favourite mascara)
  • Catrice Nail polish 650 Goldfinger (gold nails for holiday season :))
  • Afrodita Aroma hand and nail cream Anti-age Grape seed oil & vitamin C (no dry skin allowed!)
  • New Dawn Patchouli Face & Body Moisturizer-Light - travel size (I love this stuff!)
  • MUA Undressed eyeshadow palette (dupe for Urban Decay's Naked palette! :))

Giveaway rules: 
If you'd like to win, please fill in the Rafflecopter form below!
You have to be a Google Friend Connect follower, I will check!
And you have to leave an email address, so I can email you back if you win. You can also enter with bonus entries named in Rafflecopter.

This giveaway is open internationally, it starts today, November 20th and it ends on December 9th.

Good luck!
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And thank you for being a follower!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

I ♥ Autumn/Fall Tag

Guess who's back?! Hint: it's not Eminem. ^.^

I didn't have intention to do this tag, but since I was tagged, I'll do it :) I was tagged by wonderful Petite Sal, I swear she is my twin or at least sisters, we like the same things, it gets creppy sometimes how alike we are. If you like me, you'll like her even better :), so check her out: click.

1. Favorite Fall lip product?
Just one? I love berry shades atm. Catrice Tell Me A Berry-tale and MUA lipstick shade 2 for example, but currently I'm not wearing any makeup at all, just concealer and lip balm.

Wearing MUA lippie shade 2.

2. Favorite Fall Nail Polish?
I like wearing fluorescent yellow a lot lately. Not really a fall colour, but I'll rock it this fall and winter if I want to! :) I wear a lot of red and black polish throughout whole year :). 
I can't wear any eye makeup yet, so I have to balance it out with lipsticks and nails :D

3. Favorite Starbucks Fall Drink?
Yeah... Starbucks ... I'm not a big fan of Starbucks, probably the only person who doesn't like it and we don't have it in Slovenia anyways, so nothing. :) I drink teas all the time though. 

4. Favorite Fall Candle?
 (Favourite Yankee candle?)
I've seen 2 variations of this question, and I am not familiar with Yankee candles, so I would have to say citrus-y scents all year long :P. And I've received Magnolia candle for free not so long ago, I haven't lit it yet, but I swear that I smell it even when I sleep. Smells so niceee!

5. Favorite Fall Scarf or accessory.
Leopard print scarf from eBay and red scarf I bought in Venice. I love scarves, I wear them all the time.

6. Haunted house, haunted hay ride, or haunted corn maze?

I don't even know what these things are. 

7. Favorite Halloween movie?
Nightmare before Christmas. I hate scary/horror movies, I just like doing scary makeup looks. My imagination is running wild even without watching horror movies. I prefer psychological thrillers.

8. Favorite candy to eat on Halloween?
We don't celebrate Halloween in my country, so none and I don't even eat candy. I don't call myself health junkie for nothing, bad for my fitness!

9. What are you dressing up as for Halloween?!

We don't celebrate it, but I did a Joker girl makeup look and stayed at home, because I'm that cool. We have something similar in February (masquerade/Mardi Gras thing-y) and I dressed up as a Drag queen this year. :)

I wore purple false lashes and pink lipstick, because Joker girl know what's in trend now.

10. What is your favorite thing about Fall?
This is going to be a weird answer. I like that my skin gets paler and that my foundation matches my body again. I think I look weird when my skin is darker and if I wear darker foundation to match me, it just looks wrong one me. Snow white for life! 

I don't know who to tag ... I tag you all, I can't remember who has already done this tag and who not, so feel free to do it! :)

And thank you again on your lovely comments and tweets and all support and love and hugs and kisses. I think I'm fully recovered now and ready to rock n'roll ;).

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Just wanted to say HIIIII!!!

Hello, beautiful readers!

I just wanted to update you that I'm doing great after Lasik eye surgery. My eyes just get really dry if I "torture" them with TV or computer, so I don't want to jump into blogging and tweeting whole day just yet. And not forget to mention that is hard to open my eyes in the morning, because they are so dry. I'm putting 3 different types of liquids in my eyes every day at least 15 times though. Fun times :)

I miss you guys dearly! I tweet every now and then from my phone, but it doesn't want to open Blogger and Facebook blog page and I'm on computer 1 hour or so every day now, so that's the only "connection" with the world. I have to avoid screens to prevent dryness for a while.

And I just wanted to say thank you for all your encouraging words, Lasik is no big deal, but I think every surgery is "scary", especially if they are doing something to your eyes. Your positive words mean a lot to me, you're the best and I appreciate each and every one of you. 

Take care,

Monday, November 12, 2012

Guest post by Krvava Meri: What to buy your loved ones for the holidays?

This guest post is by Krvava Meri of

Berete gostujočo objavo, ki jo je napisala Krvava Meri z bloga

The upcoming holidays often bring out one big question. How to pull off green eyeshadow with red lips?

I'm just kidding. But if that's the case, then take a look how Deja did it.

The ultimate question, I'll be referring here, is: What to buy your loved ones for the holidays? This is seemingly simple question, yet it throws up challenges that can baffle even the most inventive ones. It's even harder to answer if you're buying gifts for makeup lovers who already have loads of cosmetics. So keep reading to find out best gift ideas for your friends and family members.

Prihajajoči prazniki neredko odprejo eno veliko vprašanje, in sicer, kako uspešno združiti zeleno senčilo z rdečimi ustnicami.

Šalim se. Vendar če je to vaš osrednji problem, poglejte Dejino odlično izvedbo.

Glavno vprašanje sezone praznikov je seveda: Kaj kupiti svojim najdražjim za decembrske praznike? To je navidez enostavno vprašanje, ki vam lahko povzroči prave preglavice, če izbirate darila za kozmetične navdušence. Nadaljujte z branjem in najdite ideje za darila, ki bodo razveselile vaše prijateljice in družinske članice.


Great gift ideas mainly come from one source: listening to your loved ones. Make sure you carefully listen when cosmetic enthusiasts are talking about their wish lists or the latest lemmings.

In one way, this piece of information can be used in its exact form. On the other, you can use it as an inspiration for a thoughtful gift idea.

For example, your dearest friend mentions she fancies OPI nail varnish in Golden Eye from the OPI Skyfall Collection. You can just buy it for her or search for similar, maybe even better, deal. You could give her an OPI set of three nail polishes called Get Bonded By OPI, which include Golden Eye, The Spy Who Loved Me, and Skyfall. That would be a truly magnificent gift for any nail polish lover.


Poslušanje vaših bližnjih vam bo dalo množico idej, kaj izbrati za darilo. Zato pozorno poslušajte kozmetične navdušence, ko govorijo o svojih največjih željah. 

Kar vam povedo, lahko uporabite na dva načina. Bodisi kupite, kar vam omenijo, bodisi poiščete še boljšo ponudbo. 

Za primer vzemimo, da vam prijateljica omeni, da ji je všeč OPI lak za nohte v odtenku Golden Eye iz zadnje OPI kolekcije Skyfall Collection. Lahko ji kupite ta lak ali izbrskate omejeno kolekcijo treh lakov Get Bonded by OPI, ki poleg Golden Eye vključuje še odtenka The Spy Who Loved Me in Skyfall. To bi bila sijajna izbira za katero koli zaljubljenko v lake za nohte.

Ampak če vam vaši bližnji ne razkrijejo nobenih namigov, poiščite ideje v spodnjem seznamu daril, ki bi razveselila vsako mejkap navdušenko.

But if they don’t give away any hints, you can always use the following list of ultimate gift ideas that would make any makeup lover happy.

1. You can’t go wrong with popular neutral eyeshadow palettes

Nikoli ne boste zgrešili s priljubljenimi nevtralnimi paletami za oči

Look for: Urban Decay Naked 2, MUA Heaven and Earth, theBalm Nude 'Tude, Sleek Au Naturel

2. Best sellers and current trends: all cosmetic enthusiasts enjoy the opportunity to try hyped products which they might have not bought for themselves

Vsaka kozmetična navdušenka uživa v možnosti preizkusa najbolje prodajanih in trendovskih izdelkov, ki jih mogoče ne bi kupila zase.

Look for: Maybelline Color Tattoo Gel-Cream Eyeshadows, L’Oreal Color Infallible Eyeshadows, Benefit High Beam, Revlon Lip Butter, OCC Lip Tar, Nars Orgasm

3. More often than not products from limited editions or holiday sets have a very special place in makeup collections

Izdelki iz omejenih in prazničnih kolekcij imajo neredko prav posebno mesto v mejkap zbirkah.

Look for: OPI Skyfall Collection, Benefit Sexy Little Stowaways, Clinique Whole Lotta Colour, L’Occitane Happy Hands Trio

4. Gift sets mean a great possibility to try out wide range of new products

Posebni darilni seti so izvrstna priložnost za preizkus širokega spektra novih izdelkov

Look for: Urban Decay Smoked 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set, Clarins All About Eyes, Too Faces Natural Flirt, Stila Lip Glaze Trio Foliage, Benefit Kit Sugarlicious

5. True makeup lovers will enjoy useful accessories and tools of the trade

Prave mejkap navdušenke bodo vesele uporabnih pripomočkov

Look for: Tweezerman tweezers and lash comb, Z palette, BeautyBlender, Real Techniques brushes, Ardell Demi eyelashes

6. Special treats for moments of relaxation

Privoščite jim razvajanje in sproščanje

Look for: Lush body butter Buffy and bath bomb Butterball, Burt’s Bees Tips and Toes Kit, Badger Cuticle Care

7. But if these ideas were no good for you then pick up a good inspirational makeup book or a gift card.

Če vam zgornje izdeje niso posebej koristile, se vedno lahko odločite za nakup inspirativne knjige o ličenju ali darilnega bona.

Look for: Makeup is Art (Jana Waru Ririnui), Makeup: The Ultimate Guide (Rae Morris) or About Face (Scott Barnes)

What NOT to buy (if you are having a hard time figuring out what would be the perfect choice)?

  • Perfumes
  • Base makeup (concealers, foundations, tinted moisturizers)
  • Skincare

Česa ne kupovati (če nimate ideje, kaj bi bila popolna izbira)?
  • Parfumi
  • Pudri, korektorji in obarvane kreme
  • Negovalna kozmetika

I hope you’ve found this post useful. Thank you for reading.

What would you like to get this December? Let me know in the comments.

Azra Mujkanović or better known as Krvava Meri (Slovenian for Bloody Mary) is an aspiring beauty blogger who dedicated her blog to true makeup lovers. If you speak Slovenian, be sure to stop by and leave a comment. You can also connect with her on Twitter.

Upam, da je bila objava koristna. Hvala za branje. Če potrebujete priporočila, kje slovenski kupci lahko najdete določene izdelke, se le oglasite.

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Azra Mujkanović ali bolje znana kot Krvava Meri je avtorica slovenskega bloga v vzponu. Spletna stran je namenjena pravim mejkap navdušencem. Če med njih sodite tudi vi, se oglasite in pustite kakšen komentar. Krvavo Meri lahko najdete tudi na Twitterju.

I don't know what else to write know, Azra alreday covered everything :)) Thank you very much for this post, I really enjoyed it!

Have a lovely day, X Deja

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Where the heck am I?

Hello, beautiful readers.
I haven't been posting a lot lately (if you noticed), because I had something important to do on Friday, November 9th. And few days before that I wasn't really inspired to write anything.

So, what happened is... I had a Lasik eye surgery yesterday!! Aaaaaaa.:)

If you follow me on Twitter, you probably already know that. There will be one guest post on Monday, and I hope I will be ok and well rested, so I will be blogging soon again. Can't wait!

I will blog about my whole Lasik experience, don't worry. Also, I cannot wear any eye makeup for few weeks, so there will be no weekly tags or faces of the day or anything like that for a while. :/ But I have some awesome ideas for December :)

And thank you for all your support and lovely comment, means the world to me!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

My eyeshadow palette collection

Few days ago I asked on Twitter  if you'd like to see my makeup collection, eyeshadow palettes or maybe lipsticks, and more girls said they want to see my eyeshadow palettes. I decided to show you my bigger palettes in this post, and if you want to, I can show you the rest of my eyeshadow collection in separate one. So, here they are :)

*warning* this is one long post.

I absolutely adore Sleek i-divine palettes. I think they are my favourite. Eyeshadows are soft, colour pay off is amazing, I love the texture of them and I even like the packaging.
From left to right: Storm, Au Naturel and Chaos.
They are mineral based eyeshadow palettes, says on the back :). They cost around 12 € each.

I have 2 palettes from BeautyUK. I don't like that they don't have names on them; the left one is called Glitz and right Twilight. Eyeshadows are great, but somehow I don't use them that often. They are quite pigmented, the texture is soft, but I think Sleek eyeshadows are softer and easier to apply.
They cost around 6 € each,

Well, this is not just an eyeshadow palette, since I have also blushes in here, but I wanted to show it to you anyways. It's magnetic palette from Artdeco. Currently I have 5 eyeshadows from them. I really like Artdeco eyeshadows or should I say Artdeco in general. I really like texture and pigmentation. Blushes are also amazing, as you can see in the picture :).
Colours from left to right: 6, 288, 542, 602 (it fell on the flor and broke:/) and 218.

I bought NYX palettes on eBay and I was so excited when I got them, but that excitement didn't last. I think these eyeshadows dry my eyes and irritate them. Maybe it's because of the contact lenses, never tried them without lenses though. Anyone having the same problem? I'm not really familiar with the ingredients though ...
However, colours are nicely pigmented and soft, some of them look better in the palette than on eyelids (just being honest :D).
Left one is from The Runway Collection: Jazz Night (bought it because it reminded me of one of Kat von D's Beethoven palette) and right one is Smokey Eyes. 

Another NYX palette. It's Glitter Cream Pallet in Surral. I absolutely hate it. Haven't used it much as you can see, but you cannot work with these glitter. I tried them on top of the eyeshadow, put eyeshadow on top glitter, I applied them separately ... Always get a fallout all over my face and glitter is gone from its place before I finish my makeup.
Anyone knows how to make them work? Or should I just throw it away?
I can't remember the price of any NYX palette.

I discovered MUA cosmetics not so long ago and I'm glad I did. I could compare these to Sleek palettes. Colour pay off is amazing, and they are soft and easy to apply. Left one is Heaven on Earth, right one is Undressed (a dupe for Urban Decay's Naked palette:)). I paid 3£ for each.
(Don't tell anyone: I will be giving away both of the palettes is my future giveaways :))

I haven't used previous two that much, since they are quite new, but I have used MUA Immaculate collection palette a lot. I got this palette for free with my order from their site, and I absolutely adore all colours. You can do so many looks with just this palette. 

My next palette is my Z palette. You buy an empty magnetic palette and put different depoted eyeshadows or blushes or whatever you want to put in it. In my palette I put Essence, Avon, Revlon matte, Oriflame, Alverde and Wet'n'Wild shadows. I like that I can put all shapes of pans in it and a lot of them as well. 
It was around 20 €.

I also have Aqua makeup palette. It comes in handy for Halloween, masquerades and fantasy makeup. You activate colours with water, sometimes I even use mixing solution for pigments. I almost completely used up white colour, been doing a lot of clown, Joker and Geisha looks apparently :).
I think it was somewhere from 15 - 20 €, I have it for two year now.

This palette was my first bigger eyeshadow palette, Coastal Scents 88 Color Eye Shadow Palette. I had it for three year now and I think it's a good starting point for everyone who is new to makeup, but want to experiment with colour and don't want to spend a fortune on it. 
I have a sentimental connection with this palette. I did so many "first" things with it: filled in my brows, stopped being scared of using black eyeshadow, used eyeshadows as blush, started using eyeshadows as liners, did my first fake blood ... Everyting basically :)
I paid 35 € for it, I would probably get it for cheaper now, but I don't regret my purchase.

Another 88 palette is 88 color palette from BHcosmetics. I woudn't get it if it wasn't on discount (I don't remember the price). I used it few times, all eyeshadows are shimmery, texture is basically the same as Costal Scent palette and you get nice range of colours. So, if you like shimmah shimmah, I recommend it to you (I am thinking about selling it).

Last but not least, is W7 with 77 eyeshadows. I received this palette as a Christmas gift last year (thanks:)). You have a lot of neutral colours along with blues, greens and silvers. They are not as pigmented, I would say it's a good choice for ladies who don't like too bald colours. All of them have teeny tiny shimmer in them.

If you'd like to see a review on any of these palettes, let me know!