Lush: Big Shampoo

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Ker od Lusha še nisem nikoli poskusila ničesar za lase in ker sem prebrala v glavnem dobre stvari o tem šamponu, sem se odločila, da ga poskusim. Prav tako naj omenim že sedaj, da šampona nisem nabavila, ker bi si želela večjega volumna, ampak ker sem imela grozne težave s prhljajem zadnje leto in pol.

Because I’ve never tried anything for hair from Lush and because I read mostly good things about this shampoo I decided to try it out. Also I should mention that I didn’t get the shampoo because I wanted more volume but because I was having terrible problems with dandruff for the last year and a half.

Lush trdi, da je bil ta šampon ustvarjen za čudovit volumen in lesk. Šampon vsebuje veliko grobe morske soli, morske alge in kokos za mehkobo las ter sveže limone in limete za lesk. Moja prva misel pa je bila ta, da morska voda oziroma morska sol ne more škoditi pa še piling lasišča lahko naredim. Prav tako pa limona in limeta pomagata pri boju s prhljajem.

Lush claims that this shampoo was made for volume and shine. The shampoo contains a lot of coarse sea salt, seaweed and coconut for hair softness and fresh lemon and lime for shine. My first thought was that sea water or sea salt can’t be harmful and I can exfoliate my scalp as well. Also lemon and lime are good in fighting dandruff.

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Šampon je pakiran v Lushevem velikem črnem lončku. Šampon je belkaste barve in precej gost zaradi soli. Vonj je precej nežen, svež, rahlo sladek z dodatki citrusov. Meni izredno lepo diši in me spominja na morje. Najbolj me je skrbelo, če se bo šampon spenil, ker sama ne maram šamponov, ki se ne penijo. Na moje začudenje se šampon izredno lepo speni. Sama zajamem količino polovice oreha in jo vmasiram v lasišče. Ker ne uporabljam izdelkov za oblikovanje las šamponiram samo lasišče. Sol poskušam čim bolje vmasirati, čeprav nekaj soli pade z las med umivanjem.

The shampoo is packed in a big, black Lush pot. The shampoo is white-ish and pretty thick because of the salt. The scent is pretty gentle, fresh, slightly sweet with a hint of citrus. I really like the smell and it reminds me of the sea. My biggest concern was if the shampoo is going to lather because I don’t like shampoos that don’t lather. To my amazement the shampoo lathers really nicely. I take about half a walnut of the shampoo and massage it into my scalp. Because I don’t use any hair styling products I shampoo only the scalp. I try to massage the salt as good as I can into my scalp although some of the salt does fall off the hair while washing it.

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Všeč mi je tisti škripajoč občutek čistosti, ki mi ga šampon nudi, kljub temu pa mi lasišča in las ne izsuši. Izpere se brez težav. Najbolj sem bila presenečena nad tem, da sem že po prvem umivanju imela precej manj prhljaja, sedaj po dveh mesecih uporabe, pa sem se ga rešila dokončno. Lasišče je zdravo, lasje sijoči. Kar se tiče volumna, se v to nisem kaj veliko spuščala, saj imam sama izredno goste in težke lase, tako da mi razen Paul Mitchell Extra Daily Body Boost spreja (kratka ocena tukaj) nič ne pomaga pri tem. Lahko si pa predstavljam, da puncam z veliko “lažjimi” lasmi, doda tudi nekaj volumna.

I like the squeaky clean feeling the shampoo gives me but it doesn’t dry out my scalp or hair though. It washes out without a problem. I was mostly surprised by the fact that already after the first wash I had significantly less dandruff and now after two months of using it I got rid off it finally. The scalp is healthy the hair is shiny. As for the volume I didn’t go into that because I have really thick and heavy hair so nothing but Paul Mitchell’s Extra Daily Body Boost spray (short review here) helps with that. However, I can image that if you have “lighter” hair it does probably add some volume.

Za šampon boste v Lushu odštele 18,95€ za 330g, kar bo meni dovolj za pol leta ali še več, saj lase umivam le dvakrat tedensko. Šampon priporočam tudi, če nimate prhljaja in imate radi zdrav lesk ter popoln občutek čistosti lasišča. Ste že poskusili kakšen šampon ali balzam od Lusha? Kaj še priporočate?

You will pay 18,95€ for 330g in Lush that I’ll have enough for half a year or even more because I wash my hair only twice a week. I also recommend the shampoo if you don’t have dandruff and you like a healthy shine and a complete feeling of a clean scalp. Did you try a shampoo or conditioner from Lush? What do you recommend?

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MAC: Haute & Naugthy lash mascara

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To maskaro sem dobila od sestre za rojstni dan (hvala sis :*) in jo na začetku nisem uporabljala, ker sem hotela porabiti tisto, ki je bila takrat v uporabi. Mučilo me je, da bi jo poskusila, saj sem mislila, da ima maskara dve krtački, eno v drugi. :O Da, eno v drugi. Od MAC-a sem prej uporabljala Zoom Lash maskaro, ki mi je vedno bila všeč, ampak ker se takrat še ni dalo kupiti MAC-a v Grazu, se mi je ni dalo naročevati na Ebayu.

I got this mascara from my sister for my birthday (thanks sis :*) and in the beginning I didn’t use it, because I wanted to use the one that was then in use. It really bothered me to try it out, because I thought it had two brushes, one in the other. :O Yes, one in the other. I used Zoom Lash mascara from MAC before and I always liked it, but you couldn’t buy MAC in Graz then and I wasn’t into ordering it on Ebay.

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Embalaža je črna z belim napisom, pokrov pa je pink ter vijoličen z bleščicami. Meni je všeč. Maskara je črna in ima v bistvu eno krtačko. Krtačka ni gumijasta (teh načeloma ne maram), ampak je tipična z daljšimi ščetinami. MAC navaja, da ima maskara sistem dvojnega brisanja in tako ponuja definirane trepalnice ali trepalnice polne volumna. Torej odvisno kako jo uporabimo. Prilagam slike za lažje razumevanje.

The packaging is black with white lettering, the lid is pink and purple with glitter. I like it. The mascara is black and it actually has only one brush. The brush is not rubbery (I don’t like those), but it’s typical with longer bristles. MAC states that this mascara, with a dual-wiper system, offers defined or voluminous lashes. So it depends on how we use it. I’m adding pictures for easier understanding.

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Maskara je precej tekoča, na krtački jo je tudi precej, saj ko potegnemo krtačko skozi paličico, se le-ta obriše ob rob paličice in se tam tudi nabere največ produkta. Maskara se ne drobi ali odpada, trepalnice lepo poudari. Ker je bolj mokra se trepalnice rade zlepijo skupaj, zato jaz vedno naknadno uporabim “prvo krtačko”, ki nima skoraj nič produkta na sebi, in grem tako še enkrat čez trepalnice, da jih razčešem. Opazila sem, da maskara da veliko več volumna kot dolžine, tako da če imate kratke trepalnice, je mogoče ne bi priporočala. Sama imam precej dolge, tako da me to ne moti.

The mascara it quite liquid, there’s a lot of product on the brush, because when we pull the brush through the stick, the mascara wipes itself on the edges of the stick and most of the product accumulates there. The mascara doesn’t crumble or flake, it emphasizes the lashes nicely. Because it is more moist it tends to clump the lashes, so I always use the “first brush” after, which has almost no product on it, and go over the lashes one more time to comb them. I noticed that the mascara gives more volume than length, so if you have shorter lashes I wouldn’t recommend it. I have pretty long lashes so I don’t mind.

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Meni je maskara všeč, ampak ne vem če bi si jo še kupila kdaj, saj vseeno rada poskusim kaj novega. Kupite jo lahko v Douglasu v Avstriji, za njo pa boste odšteli 23,95€ za 9g. Sliko maskare na trepalnicah bom objavila tekom tedna.

I like the mascara, but I don’t know if I would buy it again, because I always like to try out new things. You can buy it in Douglas in Austria and you will pay 23,95€ for 9g. I will post the pictures of the mascara on my lashes during this week.

Radi se imejte in veliko se smejte. 😉

 

Stila Extreme Lash Primer and Mascara

Tole sem kupila slučajno na Beauty Bay-u, ko sem kupovala ene druge produkte in sem  naletela na tale set baze za trepalnice in maskaro za samo 9€. In še dobro da sem. 😀

I bought this by accident on Beauty Bay when I was buying some other products and I came across this set of a primer and mascara for only 9€. And it’s a good thing that I did. 😀

Naj začnem z embalažo. Čeprav sta produkta manjša in v setu, je embalaža identična “originalu”. Ta je mat zlata, z zlato pisavo in okraski. Super lepa je in zelo mi je všeč. Deluje zelo šik.

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Let me start with the packaging. Although these products are smaller and in a set, the packaging is the same as the “original”. It’s matte gold with gold lettering and decoration.

Začnimo kar z bazo. Baza je rjavo obarvana in ne bela, kot večina produktov za isti namen. To je seveda plus, ker tudi če ne greste z maskaro čez vsako trepalnico se ne opazi, saj ne izstopa tako, kot bi bela baza. Stila trdi, da ima baza dve vrsti vlaken (okrogle in ravne) v kremasti formuli, ki se enostavno nanaša in daje polne in dolge trepalnice. In dejansko jih. Krtača je ožja s spiralnimi ščetinami. Baza se enostavno nanaša, trepalnice rahlo obarva rjavo, jim da polnost in dolžino. Uporablja se lahko s katero koli maskaro in tudi takrat deluje enako dobro. Jaz sem zelo zadovoljna in že planiram nakup. Moja baza ima 5ml kar je veliko, saj ima “original” baza 7,5ml in stane 24€. Kupila jo bom tukaj.

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Let’s start with the primer. The primer is brown tinted and not white as the majority of the products for the same purpose. That’s a plus of course, because if you don’t coat every lash with the mascara it’s not as visible as the white one would be. Stila claims that the primer has two different types of fibers (spherical and straight) in a creamy formula that applies easily and gives full and long lashes. And it does. The brush is thinner with spiral bristles. The primer applies easily, tints the lashes slightly brown and gives them fullness and length. It can be used with any mascara and it works good as well. I’m really very satisfied and am planning to buy it. My primer has 5ml, which is a lot because the “original” primer has 7,5ml and costs 24€. I’ll buy it here.

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Trepalnice brez vsega / Bare lashes

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Z bazo in maskaro / With primer and mascara

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Z bazo in maskaro / With primer and mascara

Stila za maskaro trdi, da je iz mehkih in fleksibilnih voskov, ki daje trepalnicam volumen in dolžino brez sprijemanja. To ne drži popolnoma. Maskara da volumen in dolžino, ampak ker je bolj mokre konsistence se trepalnice rade zlepijo skupaj. Jaz sem šla s čisto krtačko čez, da sem jih razčesala. Krtača je v obliki peščene ure, kar mi tudi ne odgovarja, saj imam raje krtače, ki imajo enako dolge ščetine. Sama maskara drugače dobro opravi svoje delo, ampak moje najljubše (Ardeco All in One) nikakor ne prekaša, zato je ne bom več kupila. Stila prav tako trdi, da maskara pusti trepalnice mehke, plast za plastjo, kar je res. Opozoriti pa moram, da so v kombinaciji z bazo trepalnice rahlo trše, ampak še vedno bolj mehke, kot pri večini maskar. Maskara se ne drobi in je dolgo obstojna. Cena je 22,70€.

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Stila claims that the mascara is made of soft and flexible waxes that give the lashes volume and length without clumping. This is not the case. The mascara does give volume and length but because it has a more wet consistency the lashes tend to stick/clump together. I went over with a clean brush to comb them. The brush has an hourglass shape that I don’t like, because I rather have a brush with all the bristles the same length. The mascara itself does a good job, but it does not top my favorite one (Artdeco All in One) so I won’t buy it again. Stila also claims that it leaves the lashes soft, layer after layer, which is true. I do have to point out that the combination of the primer and mascara does make the lashes a bit more stiff, but still softer then most of the mascaras. It doesn’t crumble and it’s long wearing. The price is 22,70€.

Če iščete dobro bazo za trepalnice pa ne veste kaj bi kupili, vam priporočam, da kupite to, saj je res dobra.

If you are looking for a good lash primer and don’t know what to buy I do recommend this one, because it’s really good.

Radi se imejte in veliko se smejte. 🙂