Catrice: 9 in 1 Nail Elixir

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Odkar pomnim sem vedno imela trde nohte, kar mi je bilo načeloma všeč, saj sem jih tako s pilico vedno brez težav oblikovala v željeno obliko. Malo več težav je bilo pri rezanju s škarjicami ali ščipalcem, ampak ker zdaj že sigurno kakšnih 5 let nohte samo še pilim, nimam niti s tem težav.

Since I can remember I always had hard nails that I in principle like, because I could always file them in any desired shape. I had a bit more trouble with cutting them with scissors or clippers, but for about 5 years now I only file them, so I don’t have that problem anymore.

Največ težav mi je po drugi strani povzročalo lomljenje in pokanje nohtov (tudi na sredini nohta), če sem slučajno kaj narobe potegnila, kam preveč udarila z nohtom ali je pač bil takšen dan. Moji nohti so se lomili tudi čisto kratki, veliko huje pa je bilo če so bili daljši. Dva meseca nazaj sem se pa potožila prijateljici, ki dela v salonu lepote, in ona mi je rekla, da imam izsušene nohte in da se zato lomijo. Nikoli prej nisem pomislila na kaj takega, ker tudi če sem poskušala situacijo popraviti z negovalnimi olji, ponavadi ni pomagalo. Priporočala je podlak za nohte, ki vlaži.

On the other hand I had the most problems with brittle and cracked nails (even in the middle of the nail) if I accidentally pulled something the wrong way, hit the nail too hard on something or if it was just that day. My nails would brake even when they were really short but it was much worse if they were longer. Two months ago I complained to a friend that works in a beauty salon and she said that I have dehydrated nails and that’s why they brake. Never before have I thought of anything like that because even if I tried to fix the situation with nourishing oils it usually didn’t help. She recommended a moisturizing base coat.

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Ob naslednjem obisku drogerije sem se takoj podala v lov in hitro zastala pri Catrice stojalu, saj so mi Catrice laki za nohte zelo všeč. Ker nisem našla ničesar samo za vlaženje, sem se odločila poskusiti s tem. Catrice 9 in 1 Nail Elixir ima torej 9 izbranih sestavih, ki noht negujejo. Negovalni lak je pakiran v tipični embalaži kot vsi ostali laki od njih, čopič je dovolj širok, da je nanos enostaven in hiter. Sam lak je mlečno bele prosojne barve, vendar pa nohta ne obarva, tako da tudi barve laka, ki ga nanesete čez, ne spremeni. Nohtu da izredno lep sijaj, prav tako pa sem opazila, da se tudi barvni lak, ki ga nanesem naknadno, lepše sveti. Vonj je spet tipičen za lake, vendar pa ne premočan in tudi hitro se razdiši. Lak se hitro posuši, sijaj pa ostane dokler ga ne odstranimo.

The next time I visited a drugstore I went on a hunt and I stopped by the Catrice stand, because I really do like Catrice nail polish. Because I couldn’t find anything for moisturizing only I decided to try this one out. Catrice 9 in 1Nail Elixir has 9 selected ingredients that nourish the nail. The nourishing nail polish is packaged in a typical packaging as the other nail polishes from them, the brush is wide enough so the application is easy and fast. The polish itself is milky white translucent color but it doesn’t color the nail, so it also doesn’t alter the colored nail polish you apply over it. It gives a gorgeous shine to the nail and I also noticed that the colored polish I apply after also shines much nicer. The scent is typical for polishes but not too strong and it doesn’t linger long. The polish dries fast and the shine stays until it’s removed.

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Catrice 9 in 1 Nail Elixir sta na mezincu in prstancu. / Catrice 9 in 1 Nail Elixir are on the pinky and ring finger.

Odkar uporabljam tale negovalni lak lahko mirno rečem, da se mi ni zlomil niti en noht. Prišla sem od tega, da sem imela skoz zlomljene nohte, do tega, da nimam sedaj niti enega, pa če so nohti kratki ali dolgi. Skoraj bi lahko rekla, da mi je tale podlak spremenil življenje, saj več nisem niti tako previdna pri vsakdanjih opravilih kot prej. Nohte je definitivno naredil bolj prožne. Lak uporabljam vedno, tudi kot samostojni lak, za lep lesk in seveda nego. Sama imam tudi brazdaste nohte in lak tudi te malenkost prekrije, zapolni.

I can honestly say that since I’ve been using this nourishing nail polish not one nail broke. I came from broken nails all the time to not having a broken nail if it’s short or long. I could almost say that this base coat changed my life because I’m not that cautious with everyday activity like before. It definitely made my nails more flexible. I use the nail polish all the time, by itself for a nice shine and for nail care. I also have ridges on my nails and it helps with that a little as well.

Jaz še nikoli nisem bila tako navdušena nad negovalnim lakom, kot sem nad tem in mislim, da bo z mano ostal večno. Edini minus v mojem primeru je ta, da mi nohti še hitreje rastejo kot prej, kar pa meni ni všeč, saj imam rada kratke nohte. 🙂 Ampak za marsikoga bo verjetno tudi to plus. Če imate torej kakšne koli težave z nohti vam priporočam Catrice 9 in 1 Nail Elixir in verjamem, da si bodo tudi vaši nohti opomogli. Lak lahko kupite v vsaki drogeriji, ki prodaja Catrice izdelke, zanj pa boste odšteli okrog 3€.

I have never been so impressed by a nourishing nail polish as I am with this one and I think it will stay with me forever. The only minus is that my nails grow even faster then before and I don’t like that because I like my nails short. 🙂 But for many this will probably be a plus as well. If you have any problems with your nails I recommend you Catrice 9 in 1 Nail Elixir and I believe that your nails will also recover. You can buy the polish in every drugstore that sells Catrice products and you will pay around 3€ for it.

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Moji najljubši izdelki leta 2015 #2

Tukaj je še druga skupina izdelkov, ki so bili moji najljubši v letu 2015. V tej skupini boste našli ličila in izdelke, katere potrebujemo za ličenje. Prva skupina mojih najljubših izdelkov se nahaja tukaj. Pa začnimo! 😉

Here is the second group of products that were my favorites in the year 2015. This group will include make-up and products we need to apply it. You can find the first group of my favorite products here. Let’s start! 😉IMG_6199

1. BEAUTY BLENDER

Leta in leta sem bila privrženka nanosa tekočega pudra s čopiči, dokler se nisem končno odločila poskusit s to gobico. Kupila sem jo lani januarja in od takrat uporabljam čopič za nanos samo ko potujem, ker gobica oziroma »jajčka« se mora prej posušiti preden jo lahko pospravim. Ne bom razlagala kako se uporabi, rekla bom samo to: Potrebujete jo. 🙂 Jaz sem v enem letu kupila 2, kar pomeni, da mi ena, ob pravilni uporabi, čiščenju, zdrži pol leta, mogoče tudi več.

indexFor years I was a fan of applying foundation with brushes untill I finally decided to try out this sponge. I bought it in January last year and since then I use a brush to apply foundation only when I’m traveling, because the sponge needs to dry before I can pack it. I won’t explain how to use it but I will say this: You need it. 🙂 I bought 2 in a year, which means that one, when properly used and cleaned, will last mi 6 months, maybe even more.

2. ZOEVA 317 ČOPIČ ZA ČRTALO / 317 WING LINER

Ker so Zoeva čopiči moji najljubši čopiči, je edino prav, da vsaj enega omenim. Dolgo sem razmišljala kateri je moj najljubši in končno sem se odločila, da je to čopič za črtalo št. 317. Ker je čopič tanek in odrezan pod večjim kotom, kot so čopiči za črtalo ponavadi, je lažje narediti »wing liner«. Jaz uporabljam ta čopič tako za gel liner kot tudi za delanje črte s senčilom. Zame je ta čopič res top.

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Since Zoeva brushes are my favorite brushes it’s only right that I mention al least one. I thought long and hard about which brush is my favorite and I finally decided that it’s the 317 liner brush. Since the bristles are thin and cut in a greater angle than liner brushes usually are, it’s easier to do a winged liner. I use this brush for gel liner as for creating a line with eyeshadow. For me this brush is the bomb.

3. ESSENCE GEL MASCARA MAKE ME BROW EYEBROW

Moje obrvi ne zahtevajo preveč dela, ampak malo jih moram vseeno uredit in ta izdelek je ravno pravšnji. Obarvan gel vsebuje drobna vlakna, ki zapolnijo obrvi, gel pa jih utrdi da le-te ostanejo na mestu. Gel nanašam v nasprotni smeri rasti obrvi, da se vlakna boljše oprimejo obrvi, nato pa še v smeri rasti, da jih počešem. Na voljo sta 2 barvi, jaz uporabljam temnejšo rjavo in mi popolnoma ustreza. Gel uporabljam vsak dan, ko nosim ličila in je zame top izdelek za urejanje obrvi.

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My eyebrows do not require too much work but I still need to groom them a bit and this product is just right for that. The colored gel containes tiny fibers that fill the eyebrows, the gel itself makes them stay in place. I apply the gel in the opposite direction of the growth so the fibers in the gel stick to the eyebrows and then in the direction of the growth to comb them. There are 2 colors to schoose from and I use the darker one which fits me perfectly. I use the gel every time I wear make-up and for me this is a top product for my brows.

4. CATRICE LUMINIZING OSVETLJEVALEC / LUMINIZING HIGHLIGHTER (LUMINATION LIMITED EDITION)

Čeprav je ta izdelek iz omejene kolekcije ga enostavno moram omeniti, saj je par mesecev bil edini osvetljevalec, katerega sem uporabljala. Osvetljevalec je bež barve s temnejšim marmoriranjem in z nevtralnim podtonom. Ni pudrast, lepo se nanaša in super osvetli predele obraza. Ker je nevtralen ga lahko uporabim ne glede na to kakšen za make-up izgled sem se odločila. Čeprav sem ga uporabljala skoraj vsak dan par mesecev, se poraba komajda pozna. Catrice je izdal nov osvetljevalec, ki izgleda podobno, vendar ga še nisem uspela primerjat, da bi vam lahko povedala, če bo nadomestil tega.

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Although this item is from a limited edition collection I still have to mention it, because for a few months this was the only highlighter I used. The highlighter is beige with darker marbling and neutral undertones. It’s not powdery, it applies nicely and it highlights the face really well. Since it’s neutral I can use it with any kind of make-up look I decide. Although I used it almost every day for a few weeks I can barely see any usage. Catrice came out with a new highlighter that looks very similar, but I hadn’t had the chance to try it out to let you know if it’s going to replace this one.

5. MAYBELLINE SHINE FREE LOOSE POWDER

O tem pudru nisem slišala veliko. V oko mi je padel, ko ga je ena blogerka omenila v svojem videu. Odločila sem se da ga poskusim in še dobro, da sem ga. Puder je zelo fino mlet, dobro matira in je skoraj neviden na koži. Jaz ga uporabim vsakič, da fiksiram tekoči puder in da matiram obraz. Čeprav imam mastno T območje, mi ta puder pomaga, da ostanem mat vsaj par ur, preden potrebujem popravek. Tudi ko ga naknadno nanesem še vedno izgleda zelo naravno. Puder je obarvan, jaz ga imam v odtenku 01 light (svetlo).

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I didn’t hear much about this powder. I saw it when a beauty blogger mentioned it in a video. I decided to try it out and it’s a good thing I did. The powder is finely milled, mattifies good and is almost invisible on the skin. I use it everytime to set my fundation and to mattify my face. Although my T zone is greasy, this powder really helps me stay matte for at least few hours before I need to reapply. Even when I reapply it it still looks natural. The powder is colored and I have it in the color 01 light.

6. MAC – RDEČILO MARGIN / MARGIN BLUSH

MAC rdečila poznam in uporabljam že dolgo. Tega nisem. Na prvi pogled mogoče ne izgleda nič posebnega. Bež, rahlo bronasto rdečilo s toplimi podtoni. Ko pa sem začela malo raziskovati po spletu in sem videla kako dejansko izgleda na koži pa sem ga morala imeti. Barvo opisujejo kot breskvo z drobnimi zlatimi bleščicami in s frost finišem. Na licu bleščic ne zaznam, samo lep sijaj. Barva je primerna za poletno zagorelo kožo, kot tudi pozimi za »otoplitev« obraza. Jaz ga uporabljam za naravni izgled, torej ko imam na sebi le korektor, maskaro in Margin na licih. Jaz več ne potrebujem za vsakdan.

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I’ve known and used MAC blushes for long. Not this one. At first sight it doesn’t look special. Beige, a bit bronzy with warm undertones. When I started exploring online and saw how it actually looks on the skin I knew I had to have it. They describe the color as a warm peach with gold shimmer and a frost finish. I can’t see the shimmer on the cheeks, just a nice shine. The color is suitable for skin with a summer tan as well as in the winter time to warm up the cheeks. I use it for a natural look, when I have only a corrector, mascara and Margin on the cheeks. I don’t need anything more for an everyday look.

7. NYX SOFT MATTE LIP CREAM

Tudi ta izdelek ni nov pa kljub temu je bil pri meni to leto skoz v uporabi. Kupila sem 3 barve (Morocco, Prague in Stockholm ). Morroco je bila v uporabi skozi poletje, saj je lepa živo oranžna, Prague je bila v uporabi celo jesen, Stockholm pa kadarkoli sem želela bolj nevtralne ustnice. Šminka se lepo razmazuje, ne posuši se prehitro, tako da nanos ni otežen, ko se pa posuši se več ne prenaša ni pa odporna na hrano ali pijačo, tako da so popravki čez čas potrebni. Šminka ima mat finiš, ustnic mi ne izsuši in bledi enakomerno. Aplikator je gobica in je dovolj natančen, da jih lahko nanesem tudi brez barvice za ustnice. Jaz sem moje kupila na Ebayu, imajo jih tudi v Douglasu v Avstriji.

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This product is not new as well but I used it the whole year. I bought 3 colors (Morocco, Prague and Stockholm ). I used Morocco the whole summer because it’s a bright orange color, Prague the whole autumn and Stockholm when I wanted a more nude lip. The lipstick spreads evenly, it doesn’t dry too fast, so the application is easy. When the lipstick dries it does not transfer but it’s not resistant to eating or drinking so I do need to reapply after a time. The lipstick has a matte finish, it doesn’t dry my lips out and it fades evenly. It has a doe foot applicator which is precise enough so I can apply the cream even without a lip pencil. I bought my on Ebay, but they have them in Douglas in Austria as well.

8. ESSIE FIFTH AVENUE

Essie lake poznam že dolgo. Po kvaliteti so kar visoko v mojih očeh, saj so obstojni in se po večini lepo nanašajo. Poleti sem iskala oranžno rdeči lak in punce na slovenskem forumu Planet Lepote so mi predlagale tega. Nisem potrebovala veliko prepričevanja in lak je šel z menoj. Od prvega trenutka, ko sem ga uporabila, je bila ljubezen na prvi pogled. Kadarkoli sem ga uporabila sem vedno dobila veliko komplimentov in večino poletja in jeseni je bil to edini lak, katerega sem uporabljala.

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I’ve known about Essie nail polishes for a long time. They rank quite high by the quality in my eyes, because they resist chipping for a long time and they usually apply really nicely. I was looking for a orange red polish in the summer and the girls from the Slovenian forum Planet Lepote suggested this one. I did not need much persuasion and I took it home with me. It was love at first sight from the moment I tried it. Anytime I would use it I would get a lot of compliments and it was the only polish I used in the summer and autumn time.

9. URBAN DECAY NAKED 3

Paleto sem imela dolgo na listi želja, dokler mi je sestra ni uresničila in kupila januarja za rojstni dan. Paleta ni nova, tako da jo sigurno že dobro poznate, swatchev je ogromno na internetu, tako da jih jaz ne bom delala. Jaz jo uporabljam za vsakodnevni izgled, večerni izgled, v glavnem primerna je za vse situacije. Senčke so dobro pigmentirane, primerno mehke, se dobro nanašajo in razmazujejo oziroma »blendajo«. Paleto sem uporabljala večino časa v letu 2015 in zato je tudi pristala med mojimi najljubšimi izdelki.

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I had this palette on my wish list for a long time, untill my sister bought it for me for my birthday in January. The palette is not new so you probably already heard about it and there is a bunch of swatches on the internet so I won’t be doing them. I use it for an everyday look, night time look, it’s generally suitable for any situations. The shadows are nicely pigmented, soft, they apply and blend easilly. I used this palette most of the time in 2015 and that’s also why it landed among my favorite products.

10. THE BALM DESERT BRONZER

Odkar so mi vzeli iz prodaje najljubši bronzer (Too Faced Peach Leopard bronzer) sem iskala nekaj vsaj približno podobnega. Takoj, ko sem ga zagledala sem vedela, da čeprav ni identičen nadomestek, je pa nekaj, kar lahko uporabljam kot bronzer ali tudi kot rdečilo in bronzer v enem. Bronzer je srednje temen, rozasto rjav s toplimi podtoni in sijajem. Barva se lepo prenaša na lice in se lahko z dodatnim nanosom še poglobi. Hitro je pristal na prvem mestu med mojimi bronzerji in mislim, da bo tam nekaj časa tudi ostal.

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Since they discontinued my favorite bronzer (Too Faced Peach Leopard bronzer) I was looking for something similar. As soon as I saw this one I knew that although it’s not going to be an identical dupe it is something that I can use as a bronzer or even as a blush and bronzer in one. The bronzer in medium dark, rosy brown with warm undertones and a luminous finish. The color transfers nicely to the cheek and can be deepened with a heavier application. It quickly landed in first place among my bronzers and I think that it will stay there for a while.

Katera ličila so vam v letu 2015 spremenila življenje? Delite svoje izkušnje in izdelke z menoj v komentarjih. Če želite, da naredim kakšne podrobnejše swatche ali opise izdelkov iz tega seznama mi tudi lahko napišete v komentarjih in bom z veseljem obširneje opisala produkte.

Which make-up items changed your life in 2015? Share your experiences with me in the comments. If you would like me to make any swatches or more extensive reviews of the products from this list you can also leave your requests in the comments and I will be happy to do it.

Radi se imejte in veliko se smejte! 😉