Catrice Kaviar Gauche collection

Normally, I only show you pieces from limited edition collections that I really like. Well, this time, the story is the same, but what you’re seeing is actually the entire colection. It’s so absolutely beautiful that I would love to own everything in it. As you can tell from the photo above, I already got a quick peek at the collection at Beautyful Bloggers MeetUp and quickly decided that I want to introduce it to you.

Kaviar Gauche is one of the most fashionable brands in Germany, best known for their wedding gowns. This is the third time they collaborated with Catrice and I think the end result is stunning. There is a ton of gold and small detailing that makes this collection an absolute eye candy. You know how I always say that Catrice is stepping up their game? Well, this Kaviar Gauche & Catrice is another example of this!

Catrice Kaviar Gauche LE – brushes (eye brushes 4,29 €, face brushes 5,69€)

Catrice Kaviar Gauche brushes

First, I want to show you the brushes. There are four brushes in the collection (left to right):  highlighter brush, eye lid brush, eye blender brush and blush&contour brush (try to say this sentence out loud!). They look absolutely stunning and would be a welcome addition to my collection. I had the chance to give them a whirl and I have to say they are incredibly soft. For the price, definitely something to consider if you’re looking for new, affordable brushes.

Catrice Kaviar Gauche LE – brush roll (6,29 €)

Catrice Kaviar Gauche brush roll

Good brush roll is hard to come by. I’ve had the same one for years and it’s not exactly pretty looking anymore. This brush roll from Catrice Kaviar Gauche is intended for two larger and three smaller brushes, but I think you could actually fit more than that in there. I love the entire look of it with the cute bow. The color is perhaps not the most practical for travel, but beautiful nonetheless.

Catrice Kaviar Gauche LE – eyeshadow quad Sans Souci (6,29 €)

Catrice Kaviar Gauche eyeshadow palette

Eyeshadow quads in LE from Catrice are kind of hit or miss with me and this one is definitely a hit. With the four colors, you can easily create an everyday look, but I’d buy this palette even just to look at. With the details in the pans and the stunning packaging, it’s perhaps the prettiest palette of this year.

Catrice Kaviar Gauche LE – highlighter Eclat D’Or (6,29 €)

Catrice Kaviar Gauche highlighter

This highlighter is absolutely huge! No joke – it’s about as big as my entire palm and that’s saying something. I don’t think I really need another highlight this size with Cubanita and everything, but at the same time, Cubanita is golden and this one draws more toward the pink side. Again, an absolutely stunning product.

This line is already on the shelves in your favorite drugstore as I’m typing this. What’s your favorite product out of this line? Did you get anything for yourself already? Until next time, stay beautiful!

 

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!

I often get asked which brushes are my favorites – do I prefer drugstore brands or is it worth investing into more expensive brushes. I also get asked about fake brushes that you can purchase from various websites – if you want to know about my experience with those, let me know in the comments below!

Anyway, I own both drugstore and high-end brushes – too many of both, to be quite honest with you, since I love buying and trying new ones. As you will see, my favorites consist of both. These are the brushes I use on a regular day when doing my go to make-up look. I listed some prices below, but to find the best deal, check out *this post* I wrote about my favorite online stores and their offers!

Let’s start with the bigger brushes I use for my face.

I always apply foundation with a blending sponge and practically never use a brush. Then, I use the ELF Powder Brush to apply face powder and/or setting powder. I like this brush since the bristles are quite tightly packed and pick up the product really well. I bought this from iHerb for about 7 $ about two years ago and although I use it every day, it’s still in great shape.
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