Avon Mark

I am quite partial to Avon Mark line as you may well know if you’ve been following my posts for a while. I love the visual elements of the brand with the stunning black and white prints and combinations that look great both live and on the photos. Since I’ve tried quite a few of their products by now, I chose the top (and some flop) products to talk about today.

Linija Mark pri znamki Avon je ena tistih, do katerih sem nekoliko pristranska – tiste, ki me berete že dlje časa, veste zakaj. Pri znamki mi je izredno všeč tudi celostna podoba, saj so izdelki v črno-belih printih in kombinacijah res čudoviti (in čudovito izgledajo tudi na fotografijah). Ker sem preizkusila že kar nekaj njihovih izdelkov, sem za današnjo objavo izbrala tiste, ki so me navdušili, pa tudi tiste, ki mi niso najbolj pri srcu.

LIPS/USTNICE

Avon Mark Plump It Lipstick

Let’s start with the lipsticks since I already wrote about them *here*. Mark Plump-it lipsticks are absolutely gorgeous, soft and comfortable on the lips. They are also quite long wearing as I can usually get away with re-applying only once every four hours. My favorite shades are Divine Wine, Reddy to go and Rose Kisses.

Začniva kar s šminkami, o katerih sem že podrobneje pisala *tu*. Mark Plump-it šminke so naravnost čudovite, mehke in prijetne na ustnicah, za standardno šminko pa tudi kar dobro obstojne, saj na mojih ustnicah zdržijo tudi do štiri ure. Moji najljubši odtenki so Divine Wine, Reddy to Go in pa Rose Kisses.

Avon Mark Plump-it lip gloss

Unfortunately, I’m less impressed by Avon Mark Plump-it lip gloss which is supposed to give you a look of full and plumped-up lips. I wasn’t able to figure out the exact active ingredient (my money is on peppermint) but the tingling that comes with the use is absolutely something I don’t enjoy at all. The shade Mauve is gorgeous to wear independently or over a regular lipstick, but I don’t think we should sacrifice feeling comfortable just to look pretty – do you?

Avon Mark plump it lip gloss

Na žalost sem manj navdušena nad Avon Mark Plump-it lip glossi, ki naj bi ob uporabi dali videz bolj polnih, napetih in sočnih ustnic. Čeprav mi ne uspe izbrskati, kaj naj bi bila glavna učinkovina, glede na skelenje ob uporabi sklepam, da gre morda za poprovo meto. V vsakem primeru meni občutek ni prijeten – barva Mauve je sicer čudovita samostojno ali ob nanosu preko šminke, vendar pa sama menim, da za lepoto ni potrebno žrtvovati udobja. Kakšno pa je tvoje mnenje o tem? View Full Post

 

Until I started loving make-up more, I never even considered which nail polish would be suitable for a certain season. I wore lime green in winter and dark red in the summer and even though I still mix it up, I prefer to keep my nails appropriate to the weather and my mood that goes along with it. Here in Slovenia, spring already arrived a couple of days ago and I was inspired to go through my stash and find the nail polishes I will be wearing in the following months. Here are my favorites.

Včasih, ko v mojem življenju make-up ni igral posebne vloge, nisem niti razmišljala o tem, kateri lak za nohte bom izbrala v določenem letnem času. Pozimi sem nosila limetasto zelen lak, poleti temno rdečega in čeprav to še vedno občasno naredim, se večino časa moji nohti ujemajo z vremenom in seveda mojim razpoloženjem, ki se spreminja skozi letne čase. V Sloveniji je pomlad prav zares že tu, zato sem pobrskala po svoji zbirki lakov in izbrala tiste, ki jih bom z veseljem nosila v prihodnjih mesecih. Predstavljam ti pet mojih najljubših.

OPI  – I believe in manicures

OPI I believe in manicures is a light blue polish, the color of the spring sky and a color I associate strongly with Easter eggs. It’s a part of the Breakfast at Tiffany’s collection. The formula is very easy to apply as with moth OPI polishes. I prefer three coats but you’ll get a strong color with two coats as well.

OPI I believe in manicures je svetlo plav lak za nohte, lak v barvi spomladanskega neba in v barvi, ki jo sama močno povezujem z velikonočnimi jajci. Ta lak je del kolekcije Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Formula je kot pri večini OPI lakov enostavna za nanos. Sama ga nanesem v treh slojih, že dva pa zadoščata za močan odtenek čudovite plave barve.

Catrice Soft Blossom – Coachella Vibes

This nail polish will surprise you with a slight flowery scent once applied and dry. It looks brighter in the bottle than it comes out on the nails but it’s still warm enough to be considered a spring polish in my book. It gives a semi-matte finish which you can either accept or top it off with a shiny top coat to give it that extra shine. The pigmentation is comparable to any other high-end nail polish – in the photo, I’m only wearing one coat!  There are six different shades available in the collection, each unique in its own way.

Ta lak te bo po sušenju presenetil z lahnim cvetličnim vonjem. V steklenički izgleda nekoliko svetlejši, kot na nohtih, vendar pa se mi barva še vedno zdi nadvse spomladanska. Zaključek je rahlo mat, seveda pa z nanosom nadlaka še vedno lahko dosežeš svetleč zaključek. Pigmentacija tega laka je primerljiva s kakšnimi mnogo dražjimi znamkami – na fotografiji imam nanešen samo en sloj! V kolekciji je šest različnih odtenkov, prav vsak poseben na svoj način.

Revlon Parfumerie – Lime Basil

It’s been years since I bought the Revlon Parfumerie nail polish in the shade Lime Basil, but you can still find it in stores and online. Again, it’s a scented nail polish which I don’t mind at all. The color in the bottle is a bit brighter than on the nails, but that’s due to the fact that you’ll definitely need two coats to get full potential from this polish. The color of fresh grass in the morning is not something I can wear to work, but I do enjoy putting it on my nails when I have some days off.

Ta Revlon Parfumerie lak v odtenku Lime Basil sem kupila že leta nazaj, še vedno pa ga občasno vidim v drogerijah in v spletnih trgovinah. Ponovno gre za odišavljen lak, kar mene ne moti. V tem primeru je barva laka v steklenički svetlejša kot na nohtih, kar je tudi posledica tega, da za lepo barvo vsekakor potrebuješ nanesti dva sloja. Barva sveže trave v spomladanskem jutru sicer ni nekaj, kar bi bilo zame primerno za službo, vendar pa ga z veseljem nosim med vikendi in takrat, ko me ne čaka noben pomemben sestanek.

L’Oreal – Dimanche Apres-Midi

The name of this nail polish translates to “Sunday afternoon” which incidentally is also the time when I always paint my nails. It’s one of the prettiest nail polishes that I found in 2017 and the formula of these “grenade” L’Oreal Color Riche polishes is absolutely amazing, I have no trouble applying them at all! The pigmentation is super strong – I’m wearing two very thin coats in the photo, but you can get full coverage in the color of faded ballet slippers with two thicker coats or three thin coats. This is a “wedding” color every woman should have in her collection.

Ime tega laka v dobesednem prevodu pomeni “nedeljsko popoldne”, kar je čisto po naključju tudi čas, ko si sama vedno lakiram nohte. Gre za enega najlepših lakov, ki sem jih do sedaj našla v letu 2017. Formula teh “granat” – L’Oreal Color Riche lakov je odlična. Sama z nanosom nimam prav nobenih težav. Pigmentacija je zelo močna – na fotografiji sem nanesla dva tanka sloja, polno prekrivnost v barvi zbledelih baletnih copatkov pa lahko dosežeš z dvema debelejšima ali tremi tanjšimi sloji. Gre za “poročno” barvo, ki bi jo prav vsaka ženska morala imeti v svoji zbirki!

Deborah Milano gel effect – 73 (swimming blue)

This Deborah nail polish matches the color of a tropical sea somewhere in the Maldives. Since not many of us get to see that sea (read that out loud) whenever we feel like it, why not bring some color into our lives on our nails? This is actually the first Deborah nail polish I ever bought and I’m impressed by the color payoff and the formula, which is very forgiving. I usually apply to coats to get the best effect. The finish is gel-like, so super shiny, but I prefer to put on a top coat to make sure the color stays in place. A definite must for the spring season.

Barva tega Deborah laka za nohte me spominja na barvo morja nekje na Maldivih. Ker pa Maldivov večina ne more obiskati ravno vsakič, ko se nam zahoče, lahko nekaj barve v svoje življenje prinesemo tudi na nohtih. Gre za prvi Deborah Milano lak, ki sem ga kdajkoli kupila. Formula je enostavna za nanos, pigmentacija pa zelo solidna – običajno sama nanesem dva sloja. Kljub temu, da je zaključek res gel, torej izredno sijoč, preko tega laka nanesem še nadlak, ki mi zagotavlja daljšo obstojnost. Zame vsekakor nujno potrebna spomladanska barva.

These are my top five polishes for this spring season. I’m already looking forward to doing some fun manicures with these – make sure to follow me on Instagram (scroll down for the feed or follow me on @low_maintenance_beauty) to see what I’ll create. I hope it’s warm wherever you are and that you’re already getting some sunshine in your life! Until next time, stay beautiful!

Tako, to je mojih pet najljubših barv za to pomlad. Veselim se ustvarjanja kakšne posebne manikure – če mi slediš na Instagramu (fotografije lahko najdeš čisto na dnu te strani ali mi slediš na @low_maintenance_beauty), si boš lahko ogledala kakšno od mojih stvaritev. Upam, da je tudi tam, kjer se nahajaš že toplo in te božajo sončni žarki. Do naslednjič, ostani čudovita!