Blogerke imamo sicer kar pogosto možnost za druženje, vendar pa le malokrat to druženje razpotegnemo na celoten dan. To nam je po dolgem času spet uspelo na SummerMBeauty v vročem Mariboru. Nabral se nas je kar čeden šopek in preseneča me, da naslednji dan ni deževalo.

Dogodek so organizirale Ajda (blog Just Ajda), Sindi (blog Sindiana Jones) in Nina (Nina Novak blog). Dan so nam zapolnile s predavanji in predstavitvami znamk, delavnico ličenja Nee Make-up Milano in še marsičem, kar nam je polepšalo že tako čudovit sončen dan.

Poleg predavanj smo blogerke obiskale tudi lepotno tržnico z znamkami Yanumi, Ziaja, Avon, Biobaza, Perfect Body Salon in Keune. Kar nekaj znamk sem spoznala prvič, tako da se že veselim novih sodeloavnj. Sledil je odmor za težko pričakovano kosilo in pa ženski klepet, ki ga tokrat res ni manjkalo.

Še več trenutkov si lahko pogledaš v spodnji galeriji. Hvala sponzorjem, ki so nas letos lepo pogostili:

Elite MB Catering,Barcaffe Black&Easy,Sladolednica BUM, La Popsi, Pullus, Fructal, Everly, Rosies Store, Essence, Lush, Ličila.si, Glina.si, Malinca, Yanumi, Karbonoir, Ziaja, Avon, Soraya, Annemarie Börlind, Paese, Ikona, Perfect Body MB, Keune, Calvin Klein, Nee Make Up Milano, Galerija Spa
Vetrinjski Dvor ter Luft. Do naslednjič, ostani čudovita!

*Vse fotografije so delo uradnega fotografa dogodka, ki je bil tokrat Jan Zorec Gaberc.

I try not to be overly judgmental when it comes to make-up. I know many of you are very conscious and only buy white-list products, vegan products, those that are not tested on animals an so forth. When I’m choosing between two almost identical products, I’ll take such factors into consideration as well, but sometimes when I really want something I’ll buy it regardless. I do however have a whole list of brands that I’ll never, never buy anthying from (again) for a bunch of different reasons, most of them being that they are completely in conflict with my values.

Pri lepotnih izdelkih glede sestavin nisem preveč natančna, verjetno bi lahko celo rekla, da sem premalo natančna. Vem, da veliko potrošnic preveri, da je izdelek na beli list, veganski, ni testiran na živalih in podobno. Kadar se odločam med dvema praktično enakima izdelkoma, tudi sama preverim te stvari, vendar pa priznam – če si izdelek res želim, ga bom kupila ne glede na to, kakšne so na primer njegove sestavine. Po drugi strani pa obstaja cela vrsta znamk, od katerih nikoli (več) ne bom kupila ničesar, večinoma zato, ker so njihova dejanja popolnoma v nasprotju z mojimi vrednotami.

On the very top of the list you’ll find JEFFREE STAR COSMETICS. I have so many problems with this brand that I don’t even know where to start, but let’s try to name a few. I won’t buy their products because of the YouTube Guru and brand owner, Jeffree. I refuse to buy products from a racist who finds it appropriate to use the N word and threatens to spill acid over people. I won’t give a single cent of my money to a person who will overflow the market with gimmicky products (black highlighter?) just to get more money from his fans. I won’t buy anything from a person who reacts to criticism by sending his army of loyal fans to attack the critic. And don’t even get me started on all the stories about horrible customer service of the company. WILL NOT BUY. BYE.

Čisto na vrhu mojega seznama se nahaja znamka JEFFREE STAR COSMETICS. S to znamko imam toliko problemov, da sploh ne vem, kje naj začnem, zato jih bom naštela le nekaj. Njihovih izdelkov ne bom kupila zaradi vedenja lastnika, YouTube zvezdnika Jeffree-ja Stara. Ne bom kupovala izdelkov, za katerimi stoji rasist, ki se mu zdi primerna uporaba besede na N in ljudem grozi, da jih bo polil s kislino. Niti centa svojega denarja ne dam osebi, ki na trg pošilja neuporabne izdelke (črn osvetljevalec?!) le zato, da od svojih privržencev dobi še kakšen dolar. Ne bom podpirala osebe, ki se na kritike odzove tako, da nad kritika pošlje svojo vojsko oboževalcev, ki ga potem nadlegujejo in mu grozijo. Vseh slabih izkušenj strank s podjetjem pa tu sploh ne bom naštevala. NE BOM KUPILA. ČAO!

Next, let’s talk about KYLIE COSMETICS. I despise the Kardashian trend as it is, but what I despise even more is that one of them can put their name on a product they probably didn’t even have much to do with before it launched. Just by doing this the price tag increases incredibly and sells out in matter of minutes. Like, c’mon, really? And excluding a few extra ingredients in the Colourpop liquid lipsticks (6$), the formula of Kylie’s Liquid Lipsticks (17$) is identical – because both are produced by Spatz Labs. Customers have received lipsticks with destroyed applicators, lipsticks that were leaking and even empty boxes. And Kylie is laughing all the way to the bank. WILL NOT BUY. BYE.

Naslednja znamka na seznamu je KYLIE COSMETICS. Že v osnovi preziram Kardashian trend, kar pa mi je še bolj grozno je, da lahko njegovi člani svoje ime prilepijo na karkoli, pri čemer pa verjetno sploh kaj dosti ne sodelujejo pri nastajanju izdelkov. Samo s tem, da je na izdelku napisano njihovo ime, se cena izjemno poveča in se izdelek razproda v nekaj minutah. Resno? Če primerjamo Colourpop formulo tekoče šminke (6$) in Kylie Cosmetics tekoče šminke (17$), lahko ugotovimo, da je v Colourpop formuli nekaj sestavin več, sicer pa sta formuli praktično identični. Ne gre za naključje – obe namreč proizvaja Spatz Labs. Stranke so prejele šminke z uničenimi aplikatorji, šminke, ki so puščale in celo prazne škatle. Kylie pa se smeje cel čas na poti do banke. NE BOM KUPILA. ČAO!

LIMECRIME is not that popular in Slovenia but nevertheless I see young women lusting over their liquid lipsticks like they’re the best thing on Earth. Well, it just so happens that Limecrime has a very shady history. We can talk about how they repackaged wholesale products into their tubes and sold them forward. We can talk about when they had a breach of security in their internet payment protocol (which resulted in people’s credit cards being charged 1000’s of dollars) and thought Instagram was the best way to let their customers know about this. Or, we can discuss the time when their founder dressed up like Hitler for Halloween. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. WILL NOT BUY. BYE.

LIMECRIME znamka v Sloveniji sicer ni tako popularna, še vedno pa jo občasno zasledim na seznamu želja kakšne deklice, ki meni, da so njihovi izdelki nekaj najboljšega na svetu. Na žalost ima znamka zelo temno preteklost. Kakšno besedo lahko spregovorim o tem, kako so formule iz veleprodaje le prepakirali v svoje embalaže in jih prodali dalje. Lahko govorimo o tem, kako so po vdoru v plačilni sistem na njihovi spletni strani (ki je določene stranke stal tudi več tisočev dolarjev v zlorabi kartice) svoje stranke o tem obvestili le na Instagramu. Ali pa se lahko ozremo v čas, ko se je ustanoviteljici znamke zdelo primerno, da se za Halloween obleče v kostum Hitlerja. Vse to je le vrh ledene gore. NE BOM KUPILA. ČAO!

A brand that’s all the rage right now all over YouTube and in beauty community is MORPHE. I have nothing against brand advertising with both ATL and BTL methods as long as the advertiser is being open and honest about it. But you see so  many Youtubers rave about Morphe palettes and then never once mention them in their Favorites videos.  I had the chance to swatch them and I’d say that the palettes are nothing  special. But the thing that I really dislike is that the brand is really just doing private labeling – the use the same formulas being sold by other (cheaper!) brands, repackage them, change the names and sell them with profit. So basically anyone could do that. WILL NOT BUY. BYE.

Znamka, ki je v zadnjem letu preplavila YouTube in lepotno skupnost je MORPHE. Nič nimam z oglaševanjem na ATL in BTL kanalih, dokler je takšno oglaševanje transparentno in oseba, ki oglaševanje izvaja, to tudi prizna. Vendar pa sem naveličana tega, da od različnih YouTuberjev poslušam, kako neverjetna in čudovita je ta Morphe paleta in da jo enostavno moram imeti,  hkrati pa te iste palete nikoli več ne vidim niti na njihovem kanalu, niti ni omenjena v njihovih mesečnih najbolj priljubljenih izdelkih. Sama sem imela možnost eno od mnogih palet preizkusiti in rečem lahko, da res ni nič posebnega. Kar pa me pri znamki najbolj moti, je da v resnici tudi oni uporabljajo formulo, ki se proizvaja za več znamk, jo samo prepakirajo, dodajo svoje ime in jo prodajo z visokim dobičkom. Na ta način bi lahko imel znamko praktično kdorkoli. NE BOM KUPILA. ČAO!

Last but not least I want to say a few words about a brand that I actually own quite a few products from, MAKE-UP REVOLUTION. I’ve written quite a few blog posts about their products already but now I can say that I won’t be buying their products anymore because they are nothing short of thieves, even if they’re »just« stealing intellectual property. They see a new product by a high-end brand come out, take it, slightly change the name (like when they copied Kat Von D’s Shade&Light Eye Contour Palette and named it Ultra Eye Contour Shade&Light), copy everything else and sell it as »their« own product. If you’re curious about their practice, just Google it – they’ve ripped off Charlotte Tilbury, Laura Mercier, Smashbox, Stila, Tarte, Hourglass, Real Techniques, Soap and Glory, Ben Nye and many others. And to top it all off, they are proud and call themselves »kings of dupes«. Well, they can keep their dupes. WILL NOT BUY. BYE.

Nenazadnje še nekaj besed o znamki, o kateri sem na blogu že pisala, pred časom pa sem se odločila, da so presegli mejo dobrega okusa. Ta znamka je MAKE-UP REVOLUTION. V mojih očeh so postali lopovi, pa čeprav kradejo »samo« intelektualno lastnino. Ko na trg pride popularen izdelek dražje in popularne blagovne znamke, ga vzamejo, malo spremenijo ime (kopiji Kat Von D palete Shade&Light Eye Contour Palette so nadeli kar ime Ultra Eye Contour Shade&Light), skopirajo vse podobnosti in izdelek prodajo kot lasten izum. Če te zanima več o njihovih praksah, si lahko več poiščeš na internetu – kopirali so že izdelke mnogih blagovnih znamk, na primer Charlotte Tilbury, Laura Mercier, Smashbox, Stila, Tarte, Hourglass, Real Techniques, Soap and Glory, Ben Nye in drugih. Da pa je mera polna, so na to svojo dejavnost ponosni in se dejansko imenujejo »kralji ponaredkov«. No, svoje ponaredke lahko obdržijo. NE BOM (VEČ) KUPILA. ČAO!

These are just a couple of brands that I have a very negative opinion on and wanted to share it with you. Do you have any brand in mind that you’d never buy from? Let me know in the comments. Until next time, stay beautiful!

To je le nekaj znamk, o katerih imam negativno mnenje in sem ga želela deliti s tabo. Obstaja tudi kakšna znamka, ki je ti ne kupuješ iz principa? Zakaj? Povej mi v komentarjih, do naslednjič pa ostani čudovita!

*Photos in the post by: Thou Shalt Not Covet (Jeffree Star), Curvyliciousme (Morphe), Teen Vogue (Kylie Cosmetics), KVD (KVD-Make-up Revolution) and Peppermayo (Limecrime)*

 
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When thinking about the topic of my favorite Slovenian beauty bloggers, I mostly focused on the situation when I’m asked a question about a specific beauty product I have no experience with. In such cases, I often rely on a handful of other beauty blogs that I know to be trustworthy and are written by girls that I know and respect in real life. These are also the beauty blogs that I always try to read when I find the time. Naturally, there are other bloggers out there that are just as great, but I simply don’t remember to read their blogs as often.

Ob napenjanju možgančkov, katere bloge bi vključila v današnjo objavo, sem razmišljala predvsem o situacijah, ko me prijateljice vprašajo za nasvet o izdelkih, ki jih ne poznam. Takrat se pogosto zatečem k iskanju teh vsebin po slovenskih lepotnih blogih, ki jim zaupam. Tudi sicer sama vedno, ko imam čas, rada pokukam, o čem pišejo kolegice, sploh tiste, s katerimi se osebno poznamo in dobro razumemo, saj se tako lažje vživim v njihovo pisanje. V nadaljevanju ti tako predstavljam tiste blogerke, ki bi ti jih vsekakor priporočala v branje. To seveda ne pomeni, da druge blogerke niso prav tako super, le sama se morda nekoliko redkeje spomnim nanje.

If you’re interested about the things that I dislike about some beauty blogs, you can also read about that at the very end of this post. I think that this kind of personal preference grows stronger with age – there are things that I don’t tolerate well so I simply choose to stay away from them. But in the end we are all different and like different things which is OK  – I’m sure there are things that bother other people about my blog as well and that’s just fine as well.

Če te zanima, si lahko prav na koncu objave prebereš še, kaj me od branja določenih blogov odvrne. Žal sem že toliko stara, da me nekatere stvari precej zmotijo in se na kakšen blog zaradi tega ne vrnem več. Prepričana sem, da je tudi na mojem blogu kaj, kar druge odvrne od branja, vsekakor pa smo si vsi različni in nas privlačijo in odbijajo različne stvari, kar je čisto OK, mar ne?

Parokeets

I sometimes call the creators, Gabi and Maja,  parrots in my head. If I remember correctly, that is one of the hidden meanings in the name of their *blog*. Parokeets was one of the first Slovenian beauty blogs ever and the mileage shows in the quality of the content, photography and the general view of beauty related topics. I also feel close to this blog because both Gabi and Maja are close to my age and have little children.

Paroketkam sama v glavi pogosto rečem kar papagajke, kar je baje tudi en od pomenov, skritih v skovanki. Njihov blog (*tu*) je bil eden prvih slovenskih lepotnih blogov sploh – Gabi in Maja imata za sabo ogromno kilometrine, kar se pozna v kakovosti objav, fotografij in njunega splošnega razmišljanja o lepoti. K temu, da na blog še posebej rada pokukam, pa pripomore tudi to, da mi ustvarjalki blizu po starosti, ter dejstvo, da imata obe doma majhne otroke.

The Beauty of Nail Polish

A young mother herself, Tara from Beauty of Nail Polish blog (which you can check out *here*) is quite similar to me in terms of thinking – we are both stubborn and don’t take much nonsense from anyone. She is always there to lend a kind word, some support or to simply laugh at my bad jokes and my irrational fits of anger. Her blog is mainly dedicated to nail related topics but lately, it’s becoming enriched with other beauty content as well. I suggest you pay close attention to the wonderful photos.

Tara z bloga Beauty of Nail polish – obišči ga *tu* – mi je precej podobna, saj sva obe precej trmasti, “no nonsense” mladi mamici. Pri njej vedno dobim besedo podpore, nasvet ali pa preprosto nekoga, ki se smeje mojim slabim šalam in nesmiselnim izlivom jeze. Njen blog je, kot ti pove že ime, sicer primarno osredotočen na nohte, vendar pa zadnje čase vedno več objav namenja tudi drugim lepotnim izdelkom. Priporočam ti, da si oči spočiješ na fotografijah, ki so res prava mojstrovina. 

Ajdas Blog

Ajda from Ajdas *blog* is a really beauty, a trendsetter and one of those bloggers who I’d like to see post every single day. Her blog fills me with ideas, refreshes my aesthetic batteries and keeps me in the loop about current trends. I love that she takes every post on with dead seriousness. I also like Ajda as a person because she is very straightforward and has wonderful eye for detail. Her blog is a mini mundus of contents like beauty, fashion, travel, home decor and many other topics.

Ajda, ki ustvarja *tu*, je prava lepotica, turbo trendsetterka in ena tistih, od katerih si vedno želim še kakšno objavo več. Njen blog me napolni z idejami, mi osveži estetske čute in mi pove, kaj je trenutno “in”. Pri Ajdi mi je všeč, da se vsake objave loti resno in natančno, poleg vsega naštetega pa me pri njej kot osebi navdušuje tudi neposrednost in občutek za detajle. Njen blog je svet v malem, kjer svoj prostor najdejo lepota, moda, potovanja, oprema doma in še marsikaj.

Mad About Red

On her *blog*, Ana doesn’t just write about red lipsticks as one could imagine from the name. Besides her spot-on reviews, I go to her blog for little tricks and tips I incorporate into my everyday life. Ana is one of the bloggers that knows what she’s talking about – she is a licensed aesthetician and my first go-to source of information when I’m trying to find out more about a certain skincare product. Besides all that, I also religiously follow her Insta Stories which are always a source of fun.

Ana na svojem *blogu* ne piše samo o rdečih šminkah, kot bi morda lahko sklepali iz imena. Poleg ocen dobrih in manj dobrih izdelkov v njenih objavah pogosto zasledim uporabne trike za lažji vsakdan, ki bi gotovo pomagali tudi tebi. Ana je ena tistih blogerk, ki o izdelkih ne govori na pamet – je namreč šolana kozmetičarka in moj prvi vir informacij, kadar želim o sestavinski kakovosti kakšnega izdelka za nego kože izvedeti še kaj več.  Poleg vsega naštetega prav vsak dan preverim tudi njene Insta Stories, saj so vedno pestre in polne vsebine.

Cherry Colors

Tamara is an incredibly vibrant and positive person that always puts me in a good mood. Her *blog* is very much focused on Korean beauty which puts a strain on my wallet but I enjoy her reviews and put complete trust in them. Tamara is a funky mom who often surprises me with new hair color or other change in style and always makes me laugh with her spontaneous Insta Stories.

Tamara je taka vesela, pozitivna oseba, da ob njej sploh ne moreš biti slabe volje. Na njenem *blogu* mi je najbolj od vsega všeč to, da ogromno časa nameni testiranju in ocenam korejske kozmetike. S tem sicer močno obremenjuje mojo denarnico, vendar pa so njena priporočila vedno na mestu in mi omogočajo bolj premišljene nakupe. Funky mama me na Instagramu redno preseneča s stilskimi preobrazbami in nasmeji s svojimi dnevnimi dogodivščinami.

Lippie Hippie

 

Sometimes, I just want to scream with frustration because Aida doesn’t *post* nearly as much as I’d want her to. For the time being, I’m willing to forgive her because she’s been traveling like crazy (and sometimes brings back some goodies for me from her travels as well). I often say that we could share our make-up collection since our taste in products is very similar. Word of advice: don’t visit her Instagram hungry since it’s always full of yummy looking food photos.

Aido bi včasih najraje stresla iz hlač, saj objavlja veliko manj, kot bi si jaz želela, vendar pa ji to odpustim, saj ogromno skače po svetu (in me občasno založi z težje dostopnimi izdelki), hkrati pa še pridno skrbi zase in svoje telo. Pogosto pravim, da bi si lahko delili kozmetično zbirko, saj imava glede izdelkov zelo podoben okus, kar lahko preveriš v njenih objavah *tu*. Na njen Instagram nikakor ne hodi, v kolikor te grabi lakota, saj skoraj vsak dan s svojimi sledilci deli nadvse privlačne obroke.

Beautyfull Blog

 

Nika from Beautyfull *blog* keeps the Slovenian beauty bloggers in check with reality. As the organizer of the Beautyfull Bloggers Meetup, she connects, educates, motivates and pushes Slovenian bloggers outside our comfort zones and I’m very grateful to her for that. Besides her blog (and her lovely family), she is always involved in a thousand different projects but somehow makes it seem like a piece of cake.

Nika je tista blogerka, ki pazi, da celotna slovenska lepotna blogerska scena ne zaspi in da smo blogerke vsaj približno na tekočem s tem, kar se dogaja po svetu. Kot organizatorka Beautifull Bloggers Meetup-a nas povezuje, izobražuje, izziva in potiska izven naših okvirov, za kar sem ji sama izredno hvaležna. Seveda tudi sama ustvarja svoj *blog*, poleg tega pa se izredno uspešno loteva še tisoč različnih projektov.

Beauty Of a Lemon

Name of this *blog* might seem a bit unusual until you’ve met Simona in real life. Soft and gentle, with big gentle eyes and ridiculously good skin, you’d never expect her quirky character and witty humor. I know that her reviews are trustworthy and count on them for good photos and credible information. You absolutely need to read her empties posts and her Lush hauls!

Ime *bloga* je morda malo nenavadno, dokler Simone ne spoznaš v resničnem življenju. Na prvi pogled mila in nežna, z zasanjanimi očmi in nesramno lepo kožo, v sebi skriva živahen karakter in precej našpičenega humorja. Pri njej vedno najdem oceno, ki ji zaupam, podkrepljeno z dobrimi fotografijami in verodostojnimi informacijami. Nujno branje so njene objave o izpraznjenih izdelkih in njene ocene Lush dobrot.

I also wanted to share what I dislike about certain blogs. I am most bothered by bad grammar. If I can find ten mistakes in the first paragraph, I won’t continue reading. I am also not attracted to blogs where practically every post is sponsored or based on PR products. I understand that beauty bloggers must make a living, but the sheer amount of promoted products that have nothing to do with beauty is really off-putting. The same goes for blogs that don’t base their audience on quality content but on almost daily giveaways. Last but not least, I really don’t read any blogs where creators don’t put their imagination and knowledge to work when creating content but rather just copy the information from PR materials that we all get in our mailboxes.

Sedaj pa čisto na kratko še o tem, česa pri blogih ne maram preveč. Najbolj od vsega me zmoti slaba slovnica, sploh pri slovenščini. Ko odprem objavo in vidim, da že v prvem odstavku manjka deset vejic, jo bom enostavno zaprla. Prav tako me ne pritegnejo blogi, v katerih je vsaka praktično vsaka objava sponzorirana ali osnovana na PR izdelkih. Razumem, da je potrebno od nečesa tudi živeti, vendar pa me poplava promoviranja izdelkov, ki nimajo nobene zveze z lepoto, včasih zelo zmoti. Enako velja za bloge, ki bralk primarno ne pritegnejo s kakovostjo, ampak samo z nagradnimi igrami, ki jih objavljajo kot po tekočem traku. V zadnjo kategorijo blogov, ki jih sama ne berem, pa sodijo tisti, kjer se blogerke ne potrudijo z vsebino, ampak bolj kot ne le prepišejo informacije iz promocijskih materialov, ki jih prejmemo v svoje nabiralnike. 

Naturally, this is my personal opinion and I’m sure you don’t agree with everything I’ve written so far. As I already mentioned, we are all different and attracted to different things. My blog is far from perfect and I’m sure I do things that bother others. In the end, everyone decides for themselves if they will read my blog and take my thoughts and opinions into considerations. Until next time, stay beautiful!

To je seveda le moje mnenje in verjamem, da se z vsem zapisanim ne strinjaš. Kot sem omenila že uvodoma, smo vsi različni in so nam všeč različne stvari. Tudi moj blog je daleč od popolnosti in gotovo sama delam stvari, ki motijo druge, vsak pa se sam odloči, ali bo moje zapise in razmišljanja prebral in morda celo upošteval. Do naslednjič, ostani čudovita.