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!

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!