Lotique eyeshadow mascara paleta maskara

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.

Čeprav sem sama sebi obljubila, da nekaj časa ne bom kupovala novih ličil, sem v tem primeru morala prekršiti lastno pravilo.  Ker na trg dobimo le malo novih znamk, sem Lotique znamko seveda morala preizkusiti, danes pa ti v prvih vtisih in oceni predstavljam dva izdelka – paleto za oči in maskaro.

Who is Lotique? **** Kdo je 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 je na slovenskem trgu relativno nova znamka, ki jo lahko v fizični trgovini lahko kupimo samo v Europarku Maribor, izdelki pa so nam dostopni tudi preko njihove spletne trgovine. Ta je lepo pregledna, omogoča pa tudi več vrst plačila, kar je v Sloveniji še vedno zelo pomembno. Lotique je sicer znamka, ki se je na trgu z negovalno kozmetiko pojavila že v letu 2008, skoraj desetletje nazaj, sedaj pa so svojo ponudbo razširili še na ličila. V dekorativni kozmetiki ponujajo v resnici čisto vse, kar si lahko zamisliš. Izdelke za obraz (primerje, tekoče podlage, korektorje, rdečila, bronzerje), oči (individualna senčila, palete, maskare), ustnice (lip glose, šminke in svinčnike) ter Flash linijo za najstnice, ki pa je po mojem mnenju v resnici primerna za vsakogar.

Lotique eyeshadow palette **** Lotique paleta senčil

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.

Seveda je bila paleta senčil prva, ki mi je med brskanjem po spletni trgovini padla v oči, sploh zato, ker je delovala drugače od večine palet v moji zbirki. V zadnjem mesecu sem jo pridno preizkušala in zdaj je čas, da svoja opažanja delim s tabo. Paleta sicer stane 12,30 €, v njej pa najdeš 12 odtenkov, torej vsako senčilo stane le nekaj centov več kot evro – cenejšo paleto boš na trgu pravzaprav že kar težko našla.

Packaging **** Embalaža

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.

Žal moram reči, da je embalaža ena slabših stvari pri tej paleti. Roko na srce – kaj več niti nisem pričakovala, sploh zaradi izredno nizke cene. Celotno pakiranje je plastično, paleta je zelo lahka, sploh pokrov pa deluje tako, kot da bo nekega dne odlomljen končal svojo kariero. Seveda upam, da se to ne bo zgodilo, vendar to vsekakor ni pakiranje, ki bi preneslo kakšne bistvene preizkušnje. View Full Post

essence hello happiness

I know, I know – I’ve been posting so much about Essence lately that I really should just go and sleep in one of their stands, right? Well, the thing is that they’ve come out with so many new cool things I’m excited about that I really want to share them with you. So – I promise this Hello Happiness introduction is the last Essence post for September, but I think it’s worth reading.

Ja, saj vem – o Essence zadnje čase pišem toliko, da bi si lahko posteljo organizirala kar na kakšnem od njihovih stojal. Resnici na ljubo tudi sama raje pišem o več različnih znamkah, vendar pa je Essence zadnje čase res na trg poslal toliko novih dobrot, da jih enostavno moram deliti tudi s tabo. Obljubim, da je to zadnji Essence post za september, vendar mislim, da je vreden tvojih treh minut.

As most beauty bloggers, I’m an avid brush collector. I own brushes that cost 20 € per piece and I own brushes that cost 1 € per piece. I have stupidly expensive brushes that aren’t good at all and I have inexpensive brushes that are great. Hopefully, I’ll find some like that in the new Essence Hello Happiness line (LE) that’s coming to drugstores in about two weeks time.

Kot večina lepotnih blogerk sem tudi jaz navdušena zbiralka čopičev. V moji kolekciji najdeš čopiče za 20 €, pa tudi čopiče za 1 €. Imam grozljivo drage čopiče, ki nikakor niso vredni svojega denarja, pa tudi izredno poceni čopiče, ki so naravnost čudoviti. Upam, da bom še nekaj takšnih iz zadnje kategorije dodala iz nove Essence Hello Happiness linije, ki na police prihaja čez približno dva tedna.

What is Hello Happiness? ***** Kaj je Hello Happiness?

Hello Happiness is a line of seven different brushes with synthetic bristles and some fun additional products to make your life a bit easier. The prices range from about 1,5 € for a lip brush to 4,5 € for a short kabuki. They should be available in your local drugstores from 20.9. onward.

Hello Happiness je linija sedmih različnih sintetičnih čopičev in nekaj zabavnih dodatkov, ki ti bodo čiščenje in prenašanje čopičev olajšali. Cene se gibljejo med 1,5 € za čopič za ustnice do 4,5 € za kratek kabuki čopič. Kolekcija bo na voljo v drogerijah DM, Muller, na Ličila.si, na Click2Chic in v Mercatorjevih hipermarketih od 20.9. dalje.

What kind of brushes can I get? ***** Kakšni čopiči se skrivajo v kolekciji?

hello happiness essence brushes

Pretty ones. No, for real. Essence Hello happiness brushes all have a soft pastel design that looks absolutely adorable. In the collection, you can find (left to right): a lip brush (1,59€) and a duo eyeshadow brush (2,79€) which is flat at one end and rounded at the other. Honestly, the latter is probably the one I’ll skip because I don’t have a good way to store dual-ended brushes and they always get damaged. Next, we have a corrector sponge (2,49 €) which I’ll definitely get because I don’t have a sponge brush yet and I’m curious as to how it performs. There are also a blush brush (3,59€), strobing brush for highlighter (3,59€) and a contouring brush with longer bristles (3,59€). The pièce de résistance of the line in my opinion is the flat powder kabuki brush (4,39€). If it’s as dense as it looks in the photos, it’ll be perfect to apply liquid foundation or really pack in translucent powder under the eyes!

Lepi, lepi čopiči. Ne hecam se. Vsi čopiči Essence Hello Happiness so oblečeni v pastelne barve in imajo lep dizajn. V kolekciji se skrivajo (z leve proti desni): čopič za ustnice (1,59 €) in dvojni čopič za oči (2,79), ki je na enem koncu ploščad, na drugem pa zaobljen. Tega bom sama gotovo izpustila, saj nimam dobrega načina za shranjevanje dvostranskih čopičev in jih prehitro uničim. Nato v kolekciji najdemo gobico za korektor (2,49 €), ki mi deluje res zanimivo, saj česa takšnega še nisem preizkusila. Sledijo čopič za rdečilo, strobing čopič ter čopič za konturo (vsak 3,59 €). Pièce de résistance celotne kolekcije je po mojem mnenju ploščat kabuki čopič (4,39€). Če je tako gost, kot izgleda na fotografijah, bo perfekten za nanos tekoče podlage ali za nanos brezbarvnega pudra v prahu pod očmi!

Anything else? **** Morda še kaj?

hello happiness essence brush rollWell, yes. I’m a big, big fan of the Freedom Brush Bath (read about it *here*) but I’ll naturally try the Essence brush cleansing soap (2,79€) as a cheaper alternative to see how they compare. I’m also quite tempted by the brush roll with seven spaces for larger and smaller brushes (3,29 €). For those who don’t own anything like this, I think it’s a great option. I also love the design which is perfect for traveling!

No, morda pa res. Kot verjetno veš, sem zaprisežena uporabnica Freedom Brush bath (o njem lahko prebereš več *tu*), seveda pa bom preizkusila tudi Essence milo za čopiče (2,79 €), saj bi lahko bilo dobra in cenejša alternativa moji dosedanji ljubezni. Mika me tudi torbica za čopiče, ki ima sedem različnih prostorčkov za manjše in večje čopiče (3,29€). Glede na ceno je to super izbira, če svoje čopiče na potovanja še vedno nosiš kar v navadni torbici. Zelo všeč mi je tudi dizajn, ki me asociira na potovanja.

I won’t be buying all of these Essence Hello Happiness brushes since I really don’t need them, but I’ll probably get two or three – most likely the corrector sponge, blush brush and flat kabuki. I just hope I make it to the stand in time – these limited editions seem to just fly off the shelves, don’t you agree? Which one out of the bunch is your favorite? Until next time, stay beautiful!

Verjetno vseh čopičev iz Essence Hello Happiness linije ne bom kupila, saj jih resnično ne potrebujem, dva ali tri pa si bom vsekakor privoščila – najverjetneje gobico za korektor, čopič za rdečilo ter kabuki za čopič. Upam le, da bom tokrat do trgovine prišla pravočasno, saj običajno takšne kolekcije kar zletijo s polic. Kateri pa je tvoj favorit? Do naslednjič, ostani čudovita!

Yesterday, I wrote all about my wish list from the new Essence launches – find that *here* – and today, I want to repeat the process and focus on the new Catrice products. Catrice is a sister brand to Essence and the prices are a bit higher. I must say that I don’t necessarily find the quality of the products to be better, but the packaging is usually a bit prettier and sturdier. Personally, I find Catrice to be targeted at a bit older generation while Essence also speaks to those who are only getting acquainted with make-up.

Včeraj sem se razgovorila o svoji listi želja iz prenove znamke Essence –  objava te čaka *tu*, danes pa ti z veseljem predstavljam še enak seznam izdelkov, ki jih želim iz nove kolekcije Catrice. Catrice je sestrska znamka  Essence in izdelki so običajno nekoliko dražji. Sama ne opažam toliko razlike pri sami kakovosti ličila, ampak bolj pri močnejših in bolj kompaktnih embalažah. Rekla bi, da je morda znamka Catrice namenjena nekoliko starejšim, medtem ko je Essence tudi za tiste, ki se z ličili šele spoznavajo.

All EYES on you

art_couleurs_paletteEssence brought the make-your-own palette concept to the market about six months ago and I was assuming something similar will happen with Catrice. The palette for four shades Art Couleurs (2,89€ for the palette and for each individual shadow) looks sexy and has that great click-in mechanism, meaning that you can swap the shadows when you please. I’ll get to choose among 15 different matte and shimmery shadows and three highlighting shadows. Seeing that I’m always struggling to find transition shades, I’ll probably go for matte 020 – MATTastic beig and 040 – Wild Ginger, paired with two darker shades such as 100 – Parisiens Lifestyle and 140 – Secrets of Le Chrome. But these are my guesses, I’ll have to see the palette in the flesh.

Pri Essence so že pred pol leta na trg pripeljali paletke, ki jih lahko sestaviš po svojih željah, sedaj pa smo to dočakali tudi pri Catrice. Paleta za štiri senčila Art Couleurs (2,89€ za paletko in za vsako posamično senčilo) izgleda seksi, všeč pa mi je tudi click-in mehanizem, ki omogoča enostavno menjavo senčil. Izbirala bom lahko med 15 mat in šimrastimi odtenki ter tremi senčili za osvetljevanje. Ker imam vedno težave pri iskanju barv za mehke prehode, se bom najverjetneje odločila za mat senčili 020 – MATTastic beige in 040 – Wild Ginger, zraven pa bom dodala še dve temnejši barvi, morda 100 – Parisiens Lifestyle in 140 – Secrets of Le Chrome. Seveda je to samo ugibanje, saj jih moram najprej videti v živo.  

Catrice precious chrome palette

There’s no doubt in my mind that I’ll buy The Ultimate Chrome Collection eyeshadow palette (5,29€) which is filled with metal and holographic eyeshadows. I don’t own a palette like this and most Catrice palettes have been really good to me lately.

Absolutno si bom privoščila tudi The Ultimate Chrome Collection paletko za oči (5,29€), ki je polna kovinskih in holografskih efektov. Takšne paletke še nimam v svoji zbirki, Catrice palete pa me (z nekaj izjemami) zadnje čase izredno navdušujejo.

Lovely LIPS

Among the new launches, the Metal Matte liquid lipsticks (4,69€) caught my eye first. They look a bit less agressive than the metallic liquid lipsticks from Essence that I talked about yesterday. They are supposed to leave the lips looking like they were dipped in metal dust but also promise a matte finish. The combination sounds interesting so I’ll definitely have to try them. I’m leaning towards the shads 020 – Frame of Roses and 040 – Blogger’s Favorite (obviously).

V prenovi mi je oči pritegnila linija Metal mat tekočih šmink (4,69€), ki delujejo manj agresivno kot metalik Essence šminke, ki sem jih predstavila včeraj. Te naj na ustnicah pustile vtis, kot da so bile potopljene v kovinskih prah, zaključek pa je mat. Kombinacija je slišati noro zanimiva, zato jih bom vsekakor preizkusila. Med odtenki imam ogledani predvsem 020 – Frame of roses in 040 – Blogger’s favorite (obviously).

Naturally, I can’t go without classic liquid matte lipsticks so I’ll probably try the Ultra Matte liquid lipsticks (4,29€). Hopefully, they won’t be too heavy on the lips and they’ll have good staying power. I’m still sticking to the classics when it comes to the shades, so I find 070 – Cafe Americano, Please and 090 – Spotted on Pink-erest the closest to my liking.

Ker pa brez klasičnih tekočih mat šmink še vedno ne gre, bom verjetno preizkusila tudi Ultra mat tekoče šminke (4,29€). Upam, da ne bodo pretežke in da bo obstojnost odlična. Pri odtenkih šmink se še vedno držim klasik, zato sta mi najbližje 070 – Cafe Americano Please in 090 – Spotted on Pink-erest.

Fabulous FACE

catrice prime and fine drops waterproofI probably spend more than half of my money with Catrice on face products. They have great liquid foundations, finishing powders and concealers which are a must in my collection and have been for years. This time, I’ll definitely try two new products. The first – Prime&Fine drops for liquid foundation – waterproof (3,79€) are supposed to transform the foundation from regular to a waterproof version. The second, Prime&Fine drops for liquid foundation – wake up (3,79€) are supposed to create a fresh face look when mixed in a foundation. It sounds promising enough to try out!

Več kot polovico vsega denarja, ki ga pustim znamki Catrice, lahko pripišem izdelkom za obraz. Odlične tekoče podlage, zaključni pudri in korektorji so že leta stalnica v moji zbirki. Tokrat bom vsekakor morala preizkusiti dva nova zanimiva izdelka – Kapljice Prime&Fine za tekoči puder – vodoobstojne (3,79€), ki naj bi tekoči puder iz običajnega spremenile v vodoodporni, in pa Kapljice Prime&Fine za tekoči puder – wake-up (3,79€), ki naj bi v kombinaciji s tekočo podlago ustvarile svež izgled kože. Slišati je obetavno, kako se bodo obnesle, pa bo pokazal šele kakšen konkreten test.

catrice strobing blush

In fall and winter, I tend to reach more into my blush drawer so I’ll probably afford myself another blush from the Strobing blushes (4,29€), most likely in the shade 030 – Mrs. Amber Brown (bottom right) since I don’t own a blush in those shades yet. Blushes are my guilty pleasure since I love buying them but most of the time look at them rather than actually use them.

Ker je jesen in zima tudi čas, ko bolj pogumno posegam po rdečilih za lica, si bom privoščila vsaj en odtenek novih Strobing rdečil (4,29€), najverjetneje v odtenku 030 –  Mrs. Amber Brown (spodaj desno), saj takšnega še nimam v svoji zbirki. Rdečila so sicer moj krivi užitek, saj jih neverjetno rada kupujem, nosim pa jih ne prepogosto – pogosteje jih samo gledam 🙂

Iconic NAILS

It’s no secret that I absolutely love the new ICONails nail polish line – read about it *here*. I always feel like I have way too many nail polishes in my collection so I avoid buying similar shades. I’ll have no problem this time since I don’t own anything like the shades in the Brown Collection (3,29€). I can’t even pick one as my favorite since they all look great. The chance that they’ll all end up in my collection is consequently quite large.

Da me nova linija lakov ICONails navdušuje, sem že poročala *tu*. Vedno se mi zdi, da imam lakov za nohte čisto preveč in se skušam izogniti nakupovanju podobnih odtenkov, tokrat pa ne bom imela težav, saj takšnih, kot se skrivajo v Brown Collection (3,29€) še nimam. Izmed vseh ne morem izbrati niti enega, ki bi ga lahko izpostavila kot najljubšega, saj so mi prav vsi čudoviti. Verjetnost, da bodo vsi pristali v moji zbirki, torej ni ravno majhna.

This is it for the quick update on the new Catrice and Essence lines. I tried to be as quick as possible with posting these so I hope you’ll find them useful before you head out and buy a ton of make-up for yourself. Keep your eyes open for the first reviews – they’re not far away! Until next time, stay beautiful!

To je torej to, kar se tiče mojih želja za nove Catrice (in Essence) izdelke. Res sem se potrudila obe objavi spisati čim hitreje in upam, da ti bosta v pomoč, ko se boš odločala pri nakupu. Kot sem na Facebooku omenila že včeraj, pa bo v kratkem potekala tudi nagradna igra s kakšnim novim izdelkom, pričakuješ pa lahko tudi prve ocene. Do takrat, ostani čudovita!