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!

My my, how the tables have turned. I remember how I was lusting after Tarte and Too Faced products years ago, over excited by everything I was being told online by Youtube celebrities. Now, I’ve learned to look closer to home for good products. More often than not, I find them in the Catrice and Essence stands. This makes me super happy and my wallet as well. Let’s take a look at some Essence products that I’m most excited about – and stay tuned for the Catrice launches tomorrow!

Kako hitro se je vse spremenilo. Leta nazaj sem gledala Youtube in nisem želela ničesar drugega, kot Tarte in Too Faced izdelke. Zdaj sem se naučila, da se kakovost pogosto skriva veliko bližje domu in je bolj prijazna moji denarnici. Izdelki Essence predstavljajo velik del moje zbirke (in že zdaj vem, da bosta dva njihova izdelka med mojimi favoriti leta 2017), ker so enostavno in cenovno dostopni. Danes ti prestavljam izdelke, ki so me v prenovi najbolj navdušili, jutri pa sledi še moja lista želja za Catrice novosti.

WISHLIST: EYES/OČI

Most of these are hitting the stands in our stores as we speak. Some of you already got your hands on them, but quite a few readers have been asking for my wishlist to see what they should get. I say – experiment. The products are really inexpensive so the gamble is low. But here is my wish list anyway.

Večina teh izdelkov je že na policah v drogerijah in vem, da si jih morda že nekaj tudi kupila. Še vedno pa me dosti bralk opominja, da čakajo moj seznam želja, preden se odpravijo po nakupih. Svetovala bi ti, da kdaj tudi eksperimentiraš – sploh zato, ker je vložek dokaj nizek. Ampak kljub temu je tu moj seznam.

essence moonlight eyes

I definitely need some of the cream eyeshadows Moonlight eyes (4 shades, 3,29€). These look like a much less expensive version of the Color Tattoos and I love those but the fact is they dry out fast and are not really inexpensive. I use them all over the lid and then just build the crease – my eye look is done in a minute. The lightest shade can also be used as a base for more vibrant colors.

Vsekakor bom kupila nekaj kremnih senčil Moonlight eyes (4 odtenki, 3,29€). Delujejo podobni kot Maybelline Color Tattoo, ki jih imam zelo rada, vendar se mi hitro izsušijo in niso najbolj poceni. Nanesem jih preko cele veke, v pregibu uporabim nekoliko temnejšo senčilo in to je to  – lep make-up v manj kot minuti!

Essence mascara

There are new mascaras hitting the stores – I’ve had some good experience with Essence in that department lately so I’ll definitely be getting the #lashes of the day volume mascara (2,79€) and the Instant volume boost mascara (3,29€). For that price, I can afford to test both and I’ll definitely report back!

Na police prihajajo tudi nove maskare in zadnje čase imam na tem področju pri Essence srečno roko. Preizkusila bom #lashes of the day volume maskaro (2,79€) in Instant volume boost maskaro (3,29€) ter poročala, ali je bil volumen takšen, kot sem ga pričakovala. View Full Post

It’s been a long time since I last shared my wishlist with you. Today, I was browsing through my PR mail and decided to write a post like this every single month – as a reminder for myself not to buy products on a whim, but also to assist you in making better purchase decisions for yourself.

Že dolgo s tabo nisem delila kakšne liste želja lepotnih nakupov, zato sem se danes po kratkem sanjarjenju med poplavo PR sporočil odločila, da bom prav vsak mesec napisala eno takšno objavo – malo kot opomnik sama sebi, saj tako ne kupujem izdelkov “kar tako”, morda pa bo v pomoč tudi tebi, ko boš iskala kakšen določen izdelek in se boš morda spomnila na moj zapis.

This month, my wishlist is overflowing with skincare, so let’s start with make-up items as there are only a few of those. First on my list is the Essence Cubanita highlighter in the shade Mi corazon. I’ve hit major pan on my The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer and I think that this will be the perfect replacement for everyday makeup. I admit that I don’t get very excited for Essence summer collections (they seem a bit too childish for my taste), but I’m willing to make an exception for this gorgeous highlighter.

Ta mesec je na mojem seznamu več izdelkov za nego kože, zato morda začniva pri kategoriji ličil. Na seznamu se je tokrat znašel Essence Cubanita osvetljevalec Mi Corazon (dostopen na vseh prodajnih mestih Essence in Click2Chic). Glede na to, da v mojem The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer osvetljevalcu zeva velika luknja, bo to kar pravi nadomestek za vsakdanje ličenje. Priznam, da me poletne kolekcije Essence običajno ne navdušijo preveč, saj so malo preveč kičaste za moj okus, vendar pa bom za ta osvetljevalec naredila izjemo.

The other make-up item on my wishlist is The Balm Highlite n’ Con Tour palette (love the name!). It’s been a year since I added the last contouring palette to my collection (Kat Von D Shade&Light Contour Palette – review *here*) and I believe the time is ripe for a new one. I really like The Balm since they dare to do things differently and always surprise me with their packagings while retaining the quality.

Druga stvar na mojem seznamu pa je The Balm Highlite n’ Con Tour (ha ha!) paletka za senčenje obraza (dostopna preko Spleticna.si, 36,60 €). Že kakšno leto je minilo, odkar sem v svojo kolekcijo dodala zadnjo paleto za senčenje Kat Von D (ocena *tu*) in mislim, da je skrajni čas za novo. The Balm izdelki so mi všeč, ker se ne držijo ustaljenih tirnic in vedno presenetijo s čim novim, hkrati pa ohranjajo visoko kakovost.

Summer is the time to pamper my skin, so here are the skincare items I’ll be purchasing this month. Let’s start with the L’Occitane Citrus Invigorating shower gel. I love refreshing scents in the summer to wake me up and fill me with energy. I’m well acquainted with the Citrus line and I’m yet to meet a product I don’t like. I assume this shower gel won’t disappoint.

Ker pa je poletje čas, ko moja koža potrebuje veliko razvajanja, je tokrat na mojem seznamu želja veliko več izdelkov iz te kategorije. Začniva z L’Occitane Osvežilnim gelom za prhanje citronka (L’Occitane spletna in fizične trgovine, Maxi, Nama, 250ml, 15,30 €). Poleti obožujem osvežilne in sveže vonje, ki me prebudijo in nahranijo z energijo. Citronka linijo že dobro poznam in v njej še nisem srečala slabega izdelka, zato verjamem, da bo tudi ta osvežilni gel izpolnil moja pričakovanja.

Next up on the list is a moisturizing mask for my face that’s constantly a bit dry from abundance of SPF products and air-con in my car and at work. I’ve got my eyes on the Caudalie Cream Mask for intense hydration with grape-seed oil. I’ve also had many good experience with Caudalie products. Not only are the formulas great, they also get extra points for looking wonderful in my bathroom.

Naslednji izdelek na spisku je globinska vlažilna maska za moj obraz, ki je ves čas malo izsušen zaradi obilice izdelkov za zaščito proti soncu in klime v avtu in zaprtih prostorih. Tokrat imam ogledano Caudalie kremno masko za intenzivno vlaženje in pomirjanje kože (Vivaderm.si, 22,20 €). Tudi s Caudalie izdelki imam izredno pozitivne izkušnje, poleg formul izdelkov pa me pri njih vedno navdušuje tudi izredno lepa embalaža izdelkov, ki jo z veseljem postavim v kopalnico.

I’ve been using the Pixi & Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse for a month now and I must say it’s working great, but I’ve also heard great things about the Clinique Take The Day Off Balm. The concept is quite similar – the cleanser needs to be massaged into the skin to gradually remove make-up without any tugging or pulling. I use this time to give myself a short face massage, then use a muslin cloth with lukewarm watter to take it all off. I find this concept of make-up removing much more pleasant and effective then using cleansing cloths or micellar water.

Za čiščenje obraza že kakšen mesec uporabljam Pixi & Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse, ki je odličen, veliko dobrega pa sem slišala tudi o Clinique Take The Day Off Balm (Spleticna.si, 26,20 €). Pri obeh gre za podoben koncept odstranjevalca, ki ga vmasiraš v obraz in s tem postopoma z njega očistiš ličila brez drgnjenja in grobosti do kože. Sama ta čas izkoristim tudi za kratko masažo obraza, nato pa uporabim muslinasto krpico in vse skupaj sperem z mlačno vodo.  Takšno odstranjevanje ličil in vsakodnevne nesnage z obraza se mi zdi veliko bolj učinkovito in koži prijazno, kot pa uporaba robčkov ali micelarne vodice.

I already wrote a few posts about the Nuxe Oil, but it’s been a repeat purchase for quite some time now as I’m slowly getting to the bottom of my third bottle. I use it all over my body and occasionally apply it to hair as well. I like its scent even though I’m usually not the biggest fan of perfumed body products. Nuxe says they’ve improved on the formula so I’m looking forward to testing it out.

O Nuxe Olju (Sophia.si, 16,90 €), sem že pisala, vendar morda ne tolikokrat, kot sem ga kupila -počasi bom namreč porabila že svojo tretjo stekleničko. Uporabljam ga za nego celotnega telesa, občasno pa ga nanesem tudi na lase. Všeč mi je njegov vonj, čeprav običajno zelo parfumiranih izdelkov za telo ne cenim preveč. Pri Nuxe pravijo, da so formulo še izboljšali, tako da se že veselim testiranja.

I won’t repeat myself about the importance of sun protection throughout the year – I’m sure I’ve mentioned it at least ten times this year alone. I’ll be using Bioderma Photoderm Spot 50+ SPF cream to protect my face in August. My skin is extra sensitive because of all the acids I’ve been using in my skincare, so I’m really intrigued by the promise that this cream protects against hyperpigmentation. I’ve tried several Bioderma products for my body, so I’m curious as to how I’ll like this one.

Ne bom ponavljala, kako pomembna je zaščita pred soncem skozi celo leto, saj sem ti to letos omenila že vsaj desetkrat. Svojo kožo bom v avgustovskih dneh zaščitila z Bioderma Photoderm Spot 50+ SPF kremo (večina lekarn in Sophia.si, 16,60 €), ki je primerna tako za obraz, kot tudi za celo telo. Ker je moja koža zaradi uporabe kislin še bolj občutljiva, kot običajno, ne želim tvegati nobene dolgoročne škode. Prav zato sem navdušena nad Bioderma kremo, ki obljublja dodatno zaščito proti hiperpigmentaciji. Biodermine izdelke za zaščito telesa sem že večkrat preizkusila, vendar pa še nikoli na obrazu, zato me resnično zanima, kakšne vtise bo pustila na meni.

This is my August wishlist – I think it’s neither too short, nor too long. Is there something that impressed you recently and that should be on here? Let me know in the comments and, as always, stay beautiful until next time!

To je torej moja avgustovska lista želja – mislim, da ni niti predolga, niti prekratka. Kaj pa je tebe navdušilo v zadnjem mesecu – kaj takšnega, kar nujno potrebujem tudi sama? Zaupaj mi v komentar in ostani čudovita do naslednjič!