Lotique makeup eyeshadow palette and volume mascara

Even though I’m technically on a spending ban until Black Friday sales, I had to break the rule in this instance. Since we don’t get many new brands in Slovenian market, I needed to try some products from Lotique brand. Today, I’m giving you my first impressions on two products – an eyeshadow palette and mascara.

Who is Lotique?

Lotique is a relatively new brand on the Slovenian market, only available in Europark Maribor and their online store. Shopping online in their store is easy, since it’s user friendly, easy to navigate and offers different methods of payment which is still very important in Slovenia. Lotique entered the market with skincare products in 2008 and only recently expanded their offer to make-up. They offer every make-up product you can imagine – for the face (primer, liquid foundation, concealer, blush, bronzer), eyes (individual shadows, palettes, mascaras), lips (lip gloss, lipstick and lip pencil) and a Flash line intended for teenagers, but in my opinion appropriate for everyone.

Lotique eyeshadow palette

Lotique makeup eyeshadow palette

Eyeshadow palette was the first thing to catch my attention while rummaging through the online store, especially since it looks different from most palettes I own. I’ve been trying it out for the past month and now it’s time to share my opinions with you. The palette costs 12,30€ and holds 12 shades meaning that each shade costs just a few cents over 1 Euro – you’ll be hard pressed to find a least expensive palette in the market.

Packaging

Lotique makeup eyeshadow palette

Unfortunately, the packaging is one of the worst things about this palette. Truth be told, I wasn’t expecting much more because of the low price. The entire case is plastic and very light. The lid gives me the impression that it will break of eventually. Hopefully, that won’t happen, but this is definitely not a packaging that would withstand some serious trials.

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L'Occitane Qlandia Kranj

Gorenjke imate včasih res srečo. Čeprav pregovorno pazite na svoj denar, sem prepričana, da se kdaj tudi pregrešite – tako kot vse ostale ženske ne glede na to, kje bivamo. Sedaj bo skušnjava verjetno še večja, saj se je v prenovljeni Qlandiji v Kranju včeraj odprla čisto nova trgovina L’Occitane, ki smo si jo premierno lahko ogledale tudi lepotne blogerke.

L'Occitane Qlandia Kranj

Sama trgovina je nekoliko drugačna, kot si jih morda navajena, saj je razporeditev precej bolj sredinska, celoten prostor pa deluje svetlejše. Kristina iz L’Occitane mi je zaupala, da gre za eno izmed prvih L’Occitane trgovin v Sloveniji s čisto prenovljeno podobo. Priznam, meni je še bolj všeč, kot prejšnje, pa že pri tistih nisem imela nobenih pripomb. Sama sicer redno zahajam v trgovinico v Mercator centru Šiška, ki jo kiti še zadnja podoba – če te kakšno soboto popoldne pot zanese mimo, pokukaj noter, če me najdeš kje med policami.

L'Occitane Qlandia Kranj

L'Occitane Qlandia Kranj

Na policah se, kot je to že v navadi, skrivajo vsi klasični čudoviti L’Occitane izdelki (o mojih najljubših lahko kaj prebereš *tu* ali *tu*), mene pa je tokrat najbolj navdušila polička  s svečami, dišavnimi paličicami in parfumi za dom. Same vedno poskrbimo, da dišimo lepo, na dom pa včasih kar malo pozabimo. Ker L’Occitane ustvarja neverjetne dišave za ženske in moške (si že preizkusila Terre de Lumiere dišavo?), mi verjetno ni potrebno posebej poudarjati, da so tudi dišave za dom prekrasne. V trgovinici v Kranju se neposredno zraven dišav za dom nahaja še polička z mini izdelki, ki so sedaj vsi zbrani na enem mestu. Osebno mi je to bolj všeč, saj je veliko bolj pregledno in mi olajša izbiro ter me hkrati spodbudi, da morda preizkusim še kaj novega. View Full Post

Today, I’m in the mood for something different. This is a very popular topic in the beauty community – which Youtube beauty vloggers do we watch, who has the scoop on the newest items in the market, who is lying and who is telling the truth, whom do we trust and why. I don’t like repeating myself too often so here they are – my top 5 foreign beauty Youtubers. I’m also planning a post about my favorite Slovenian beauty Youtubers very soon. Hopefully, you’ll find someone new to enjoy in my top picks.

Danes mi diši malo drugačna objava. Tema najljubših Youtube ustvarjalcev je v lepotni skupnosti dokaj popularna – katere gledamo, kdo ima vedno objave o najnovejših izdelkih, kdo laže in kdo govori resnico, komu zaupamo in zakaj. Ker se nerada prepogosto pojavljam, raje vse skupaj spravim v lep blog zapis. Tu je torej mojih pet najljubših Youtube ustvarjalcev, pričakuješ pa lahko še objavo o mojih najljubših slovenskih – red mora biti! Upam, da ti bo moj izbor všeč in boš svoje naročnine obogatila s kakšnim izmed njih.

5th place: Zabrena

This beautiful redhead provides great make-up looks, especially ON POINT eyeshadows. She also provides I believe are honest reviews of trendy make-up products. You should also check out her Frugal Fridays series for some great tips to save money. Zabrena’s videos are never too long and rarely exceed 10 minutes, so she’s often my little make-up fix while I’m waiting for the pasta to cook.

Čudovita rdečelaska ustvarja krasne make-up videze, še posebej čudovit je njen očesni make-up. Njenim ocenam resnično zaupam Preveri tudi njeno serijo Frugal Fridays, v kateri lahko najdeš ogromno namigov, kako prihraniti kakšen evro. Zabrenini videi nikoli niso predolgi in le redko presežejo 10 minut, zato si njene najnovejše stvaritve pogosto pogledam kar med tem, ko čakam, da zavre voda za špagete.

4th place: Gothamista

Gothamista is nothing but serious when it comes to skincare. She had problems with skin in her youth and since then, she’s been on the hunt for the best (luxury and drugstore) skincare products. She’s the one I trust the most on reviews for new skincare and Korean beauty. Throw a bit of DIY in the skincare department in there and voila – you’ve got a channel you should definitely check out before investing in that 70€ moisturizer.

Gothamista je ženska, ki se nege obraza loteva smrtno resno. V mladosti je imela problematično kožo in od takrat dalje išče najboljše drage (in poceni) izdelke za nego kože. Je Youtuberka, ki ji najbolj zaupam za ocene novih linij negovalne kozmetike in korejskih lepotnih izdelkov. Če k temu dodamo še zanimive DIY videe za domače žavbice, nastane čudovita mešanica in kanal, ki ga vsekakor moraš preveriti, preden kupiš tisto oh-in-sploh kremico za 70€.

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