All About: Mirati Face Wash & Body Wash

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Verjetno ste na omrežjih Facebook in Instagram že zasledile, da sem postala Mirati ambasadorka. Sicer se je vse skupaj odvilo ravno sredi poletja ter sem se spopadala z goro obveznosti. Končno pa imam nekaj več časa, da se razpišem kako sta mi všeč 2 precej podobna izdelka. Gre za tekoče milo za obraz ter drugi izdelek: tekoče milo za telo. Oba imata svež ampak nežen vonj po limonah ter se občutita zelo negovalno. Naj še omenim, da se s tem, da sem ambasadorka k ničemur ne zavezujem in so moje objave popolnoma iskrene !
Mirati je slovenska kozmetika, ki daje poudarek na maslu Ghee (več o tem drugič), katerega sicer v teh čistilnih izdelkih ne najdete. Gre pa za naravno kozmetiko, kateri so minimalno dodane sintetične sestavine (v izdelkih je 99,3% naravnih sestavin, torej je dodanih samo 0,7% sintetičnih). Prvotni izdelki so bili sicer izdelani v Indiji (od koder je Ghee), ob prejemu Ecocert certifikata pa trenutno kozmetiko že izdelujejo v Sloveniji ! 10 % dobička od prodaje pa gre v dobrodelne namene.

Hello girls.
Since being Mirati ambassador, I got to try some new products from a brands which is actually Slovenian. I instantly fell in love with two products which I'm going to show you today. Both are freshly scented with lemons and feel quite nourishing.
Mirati cosmetics is enriched with Ghee butter (more about it next time), which sadly is not present in these two cleansing products. This lovely brand now also has an ECOCERT certificate being a natural and organic cosmetics. Though the products are made in India, the homeland of Ghee butter.


Tekoče milo za obraz / Face Wash

Zgodba za tem gelom za čiščenje obraza je takšna: bila sem ravno v iskanju novega čistila za obraz ter sem se prijavila za natečaj ambasadorke, pri čemer nisem imela večjih pričakovanj. V čistilni gel sem se zaljubila po nekaj uporabah (več o tem kasneje) saj je popolnoma po mojih pričakovanjih ter me nekako opiše s priljubljenim vonjem po limonah. Sam izdelek me je inspiriral za luštno ampak zabavno fotko s katero sem si kasneje pridobila naziv ambasadorke (na koncu objave).

Kaj ga odlikuje?
Izdelek ne vsebuje parabenov, ftalatov, SLS in sintetičnih dišav. SLS najdemo res povsod in vem, da se mu nekatera dekleta izogibajo saj zna dražit kožo. Zato je Coco Glucoside, ki ga najdeš v tem tekočem milu dober naraven nadomestek saj izvira iz kokosa. Le ta kožo površinsko ampak nežno očisti ter pomaga k temu, da se ustvari pena. Tekoče milo vsebuje tudi aloe vero, ki skrbi za vlaženje ter pomirja kožo po sončenju (super poletni spremljevalec). 
Rumenkasto prosojen gel se na koži takoj občuti zelo vlažilno, tudi pod prsti, ko si spiraš obraz - takšnega občutka še nisem doživela pri nobenem gelu za čiščenje obraza, zato me je čisto prevzel. Potrebuješ res minimalno količino, da se izdelek speni in je tekstura kremasta. Dišava eteričnega olja limone pa te lepo osveži. 
Skratka tekoče milo za obraz sem res dodobra stestirala in mi ga že na žalost zmanjkuje. 
Embalaža pa ima na zadnji strani luknjico, ki omogoča, da se zrak ujame v notranjost tube. Tako lahko ven izstisneš vso vsebino, sploh, ko gre izdelek proti koncu (več tukaj). 

Sestavine:
Aqua, Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis), Coco Glucoside, Decyl glucoside, Propanediol, Glycerin, Dehydro Xanthan gum, Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Alcohol Dehydroacetic Acid, Lemon essential oil (Citrus lemon).

Cena: 18,18€ (kupite ga lahko tudi tukaj)

Face Wash doesn't contain any parabens, ftalats, SLS or synthetic fragrances. To some people, this is important because products that don't contain SLS are harder to find. That's why they replaced it with a coconut based foaming agent: Coco Glucoside which gently cleanses the skin and helps the product to foam up. One of the best ingredients in this face wash is aloe vera, which helps hydrate and calm down the skin. That's why it's suitable even in the summer and for more sensitive skin. 
The gel is light yellow and when working it up with water it starts to feel really softening and hydrating. You only need a small amount to get that creamy texture. Combined with lemon essential oil, it refreshes your skin and wakes you up a bit. The smell is not overpowering, so it's definitely pleasant.
Another interesting aspect is the packaging, since it has a small air hole at the back, which helps you squeeze out all the product till it's completely empty.

Tekoče milo za telo / Body Wash


Enak vonj in občutek boste našle tudi pri milu oziroma gelu za tuširanje. Zelo lepo se speni in občutek je precej vlažilen oziroma ne izsuši kože. Seveda, če je koža bolj suhega tipa, jo je kasneje potrebno navlažiti s kakšnim losjonom. Tudi ta vsebuje vlažilno ter pomirjevalno aloe vero.
Sicer bi rekla, da je vonj bolj nežen in ne tako osvežilen kot pri milu za obraz, vendar ni premočen ter ga lahko uporabljam tudi kadar se ne počutim najbolje (včasih mi po močnih vonjih postane malce slabo). Sestavinsko je milo za telo zelo podobno milu za obraz in mi je verjetno tudi zato precej všeč.
Embalaža je manj zanimiva ampak še vedno popolnoma enostavna za uporabo .

Sestavine: 
Aqua, Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis), Coco glucoside, Decyl glucoside, Glycerin, Propanediol, Dehydro Xanthan gum, Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Alcohol Dehydroacetic Acid, Lemon essential oil (Citrus lemon).

Cena: 9,99€ (kupite ga lahko tudi tukaj)

I found the same hydrating, softening feeling in a shower gel. It foams up very well and I don't get a drying feeling. For a very dry skin I will always recommend a body milk afterwards. Again, it contains a great natural ingredient: aloe vera. This one smells the same as face wash, however a bit more gentle and not as refreshing. That is why I can use it also when I don't feel that great, since sometimes strong scents can make me feel a bit sick, so this one is appropriate all the time. Ingredients are similar to face wash and that's probably why I like it a lot as well.

Prodajna mesta lahko najdete: tukaj.

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August Beauty Haul: Italy Edition

Hi girls !
At the end of August I went on vacation from Ljubljana to Italy with my boyfriend, his American friend and girlfriend. We had lots of fun and as on every vacation, it seems like I have a tradition to do "a bit" of shopping. Of course in the stores that are not available in our country.

Firstly in Venice I stopped in Khiel's, just because it was the first store I saw. I really needed a lip balm since I forgot mine in a car, parked far away, so I bought Facial Fuel No-Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm which was like 9,50€. Probably the most expensive lip balm I now own. It's minty and feels a bit more like salve, so not that hydrating. I also wanted to try their face masks but the smallest ones were like 18€ or more and I can't buy that many beauty products, so I skipped those. Yup, Khiel's is really expensive.
Then in Kiko I looked around for cushion foundation but the shades didn't impress me, so I picked a Nail Cuticle Oil (2,90€) which comes with a brush applicator and I kinda need it for on the go.
I also stopped by MAC which was packed full of people and I felt sorry for only two girls working inside. I wanted to buy a shader brush but it was like 20€, so I was like hell no, since you can get Zoeva brushes for less. I picked up the last small Prep+Prime Fix + spray to try out (10€). The bigger one was like 18€, however I have a new UD one and this little one is perfect to carry around. And I didn't even get a bag.

Then I could've shopped in Florence but didn't bother (silly me), so on the way home we stopped in Trieste at the shopping centre Torri d'Europa. Immediately I stopped in Sephora where I wasn't that impressed. It's quite a small shop and the selection is not that amazing. Still, I picked up a few things. I decided to mainly focus on brand I haven't tried before: Benefit Cosmetics. The How to Look Best at Everything Kit - Light (34,5€) seemed so appropriate. I just love smaller products to try out and this one covers all the basics: the POREfessional PRO balm, hello flawless oxygen wow foundation - ivory, boi-ing concealer in 01 & 02 and hello flawless powder - ivory + a brush.
Also they had a mini Hoola bronzer which is so cute and useful for travel, I had to have it (15,90€) and I can already tell you that I love it. Great pigmentation and it's not too orange on my skin, so it's the perfect matt shade, I spotted Pupa! Vamp Gel Eyeliner in black which was reduced to 7,90€ and I really needed a new black one since mine is almost dried out (never mind, later I found in my stash a brand new one from L'oreal).
And also something little: Sephora fizz cubes for bath in the scents: Vanilla & Mango (each 1,50€).
By the till I was looking at Makeup Forever HD powder (mini) but I limited myself to just a few things. Yes, I know how to restrict myself :) Maybe next time I will have a look at that brand !

p.s. Let me know which products would you like to see on the blog first ?

Stay protected with: Borotalco Intensive

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Morda ste na slovenskih blogih že zasledile kaj informacij o novem Borotalcu dezodorantu s kroglico. Imam občutek, da redkeje govorim o najpomembnejših izdelkih v dnevni rutini, tako sem se lotila tega testiranja z odprtimi mislimi. To leto je bilo res vroče in toplo vreme se še kar ni poslovilo, zato je bil ta čas res primeren za test dezodoranta z intenzivno zaščito.

Hi girls !
Today I'm going to talk about a product which is essential in every day routine, however it seems as if we forget to talk about these things. I'm talking about deodorant by Borotalco.

Kaj je prednost Borotalco Intensive dezodoranta?
Odlikuje ga intenzivna 48 urna zaščita za najbolj aktivne. Vsebuje pa poseben puder, ki vpija znoj ter uravnava prekomerno potenje. Ne vsebuje alkohola, torej je primeren tudi za občutljivo kožo.

Sama nisem ravno aktiven tip človeka v smislu, da bi športala v naravi ali fitnesu, temveč namesto avta izberem hojo ter kolesarjenje in v takšnih primerih mi predvsem poleti mora dezodorant nuditi precejšnjo zaščito. Dobro sem ga testirala tudi na potovanju po Italiji kjer sem potrebovala zadostno zaščito cel dan. In kako se je obnesel?

Dezodorant diši zelo nežno in prijetno ter se ne "tepe" z vonjem parfuma. Zaradi nežnega, pudrastega vonja sem predvidevala, da se bo znoj oziroma neprijeten vonj zaznal hitreje, vendar temu ni tako. Na koncu napornega dneva še vedno prijetno diši in počutim se zelo zaščiteno. Kljub temu, da se vseeno malo potim, pa ni neprijetnih vonjev. Ne morem reči, da je zaščita 48 urna, vendar res traja cel dan.

Sicer ne zagotavlja transparentnosti, vendar na svojih temnih oblačilih nisem opazila belih odtisov. Ker je na kroglico, po rahlem nanosu (ne priporočam pretiravanja s sloji) počakam, da se malce posuši, nato pa se oblečem. Skratka, sam dezodorant me je presenetil in mi je zelo všeč !

Obstaja tudi v obliki spreja, vendar so običajno na meni deodoranti s kroglico intenzivnejši.
Seveda pa dezodorant ni na naravni osnovi. V takem primeru izberete kaj drugega.
Cena: pribl. 3€

Borotalco Intensive deodorant promisses intensive 48 protection even for the most active and it's supposed to act against hypersweating. It contains powder which absorbs the sweat and regulates sweating. It doesn't contain any alcohol, so it could be appropriate for sensitive skin.

Personally I am not an active type of person who would go to the gym and run in the nature, however most of the time instead of car I choose walking and cycling and I do that a lot. And when it's hot outside like it was this summer, I really need a great protection. Also I put it on the test in Italy where there were a lot of activities going on.

The deodorant itself smells powdery and quite gentle and wouldn't clash with your favorite perfume. And because the smell is gentle, I thought it would not protect me from bad smells. I was wrong. It does absorb some sweat but mostly it keeps me from smelling bad for the whole day. I cannot say that protection lasts up to 48h, however it definitely is one of the most intensive deodorants.

It doesn't claim to be transparent, however I didn't get any issue with white transfers on my dark clothes. I apply a thin/normal layer (don't put too much on) to my underarm area and wait a bit so it dries and then just dress up. All in all I really like it and was pleasantly surprised. Price varies around 3€.
Based on ingredients it's not a natural deodorant, so if you prefer those, then this one might not be for you.

Ocene slovenskih blogerk:
Polona - Uniqapoly
Sandra - Keep Calm and Wear Lipstick
Valentina - Brownimalist

New Makeup: Bronzed Makeup Look

Hi girls !
Today I wanted to share a few thoughts on makeup bits I've been trying lately and show them on my face as well. There have been so many new launches and these are not all that I've tested through but they seem the best option for a bronzed/coral makeup look.

FACE


L'Oreal Infallible Mattifying Base
I always start with a mattifying/hydrating cream, however then I mostly use a primer like this one. It's based on silicone so it makes a smooth, even complexion, great for applying makeup. Also it helps a bit with my oily skin.

Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation - 010 Light Beige
There's been quite a lot of talk about this product amongst Slovenian beauty bloggers, so I had to try it. Also because it promises light weight texture and matt effect which I totally need on my oily skin. I'd say that it is not too matt and not too shiny. On my skin it lasts for a few hours without moving around and also it doesn't feel heavy at all. I do need to powder my skin as well and I don't feel like it could last up to 24h as it claims. The only thing I dislike about it is the packaging which has a pump to distribute the foundation, however the hole on the top is so small so you could make a lot of mess. Also I can't believe that the lightest shade almost matches my porcelain complexion.

Deborah Radiance Creator Highlighting Concealer - 02 medium
I've talked about this product before here. The coverage is not the best, however I like how easy it applies and blends. Shade 02 medium is perfect. It still brightens the area while being a bit peachy to neutralise purple undertone.

Ebelin Makeup Sponge
Such a great discovery ! I've shown you this sponge in my latest haul (here). So now I can tell you more about it. It's a really soft sponge, which I feel like is hard to find in the drugstore. While most people use it to apply foundation, I use it to blend my foundation at the end and make it look even or flawless. I definitely recommend it. Plus it looks cute/colorful.

Catrice Eyebrow Filler 
This is the only product I haven't changed in two years. So if you have any recommendations for a similar product, leave them below. If you're lazy with your brows, you definitely need it. It gives color to your brows with just a few swipes of a brush and then they look put together and really nice. You can read more about it here.

Freedom Makeup Pro Strobe palette
I've been using this contouring/strobing palette for some months now and it's really nice. Some shades are quite cool and look very natural on the skin. Also sometimes I like to highlight. For the price, I think it's a nice palette. You also get a contouring brush with it which is really useful and makes contouring easier ! You can get it on licila.si - here.

Avon Glow Bronzing Pearls - Pink Bronze
To make my skin glow a bit and not look so pale, I opted for these bronzing pearls which are really lovely and pigmented. Though if you don't like any shine, these won't be for you.

Rimmel Stay Matte
My all time favorite setting powder. It is not too cakey and combats oils on my skin for a while longer.

EYES


Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Eden
My favourite eye shadow primer when I need a really long lasting eye shadow. I won't say much but it does the job the best and has a bit of coverage which my veiny eyelids do need. Read a review here.

Shiseido Shimmering Cream eye color - BR731 Kitsune
This is such a gorgeous product. And so easy to use ! I take a bigger eyeshadow brush and blend it all over the lid and the look is almost complete. It's a nice bronze color with tiny shimmer which you can barely notice. Great everyday product and also long lasting.

Avon True Colour eye shadow Mocha Latte
I used nr. 1 to lighten up inner corners of my eyes and blend everything together. Then I used nr. 4 to darken up outer corner of eyelids. These are buttery and easy to apply. Also great for everyday look.

L'Oreal Miss Hippie mascara
Sometimes I just can't believe how many mascaras companies make. Though L'oreal makes one of my favorite ones. This one leaves your eyelashes with a quite natural, unruly look. If you really like to separate your lashes then this one might not be for you. However, it gives my lashes a nice amount of volume and lenghtens as well.

OTHER


Bourjois Souffle de Velvet 01 Orangelique
Another novelty from Bourjois. There's been such a hype around Velvet Matt lipsticks, which I never tried and then these came out. The texture is thin, easy wearing and comfortable on the lips. It's more of a sheer colour but buildable. The finish is matt but it doesn't dry out my lips too much. Though the smell is so artificial - gladly it disappears quickly.

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
This year I struggled with makeup melting off of my face. I just have oily skin so I can't do much other than prime and set well. So I finally splurged on this spray to finish off my makeup. It doesn't leave you matt or keep oils away completely, however it definitely makes your makeup long lasting. Makeup can still wear off, however very evenly and there aren't any cracks in foundation. Also the spray is really fine and so easy to use.

Everyday Bag Essentials

Hi girls !
Today I decided to show you what I carry in my everyday bag. I rarely switch around my bags so this stays in my main bag all the time. Maybe I carry too much around but when you are in need of something, it's better to be prepared.

To start of: sunglasses above are from H&M and I love them. I put them in a case from Pupa Milano because it's pretty and sturdy. And then of course I'm never leaving a house without keys which have a donut keychain on them.
Because I cannot stand having dry lips, I always have a lip balm (Labello - Repair & Care) & nude/moisturising lipstick (Essence - LE) with me to touch up. Also you gotta have some chewing gum. You can also call me handkerchief girl. If anyone needs it, I'm always there. It seems like not a lot of people carry these around but I like having them if anything happens and I just need one.
Then I also have this "pet hair" roller because my cat is mainly white and I like wearing black clothes, so I need one of these. And lastly on this picture: my wallet. It's a bit older now, but I cannot find a perfect sized wallet like this one anymore. It's from Accesorize and it's just perfect. Not too big and not too small. Plus it's pretty.

Next up is my striped cosmetics bag. It's well used and it carries all of those products (above) inside.
Firstly some pills (for headache or problems with belly acids) and eye drops because I wear contact lenses a lot. Then I have some makeup to touch up: a Wet n' wild powder which is pretty nice and it serves me well & also Bourjois healthy mix concealer to cover imperfections or touch up foundation. A comb comes in handy sometimes. Being a glasses wearer I always carry around a little cloth to clean glasses. 
Next up is a lovely Caudalie hand cream which is not greasy at all and it smells refreshingly of grapes. Also a nail file is a must, this tiny one is from Essence. I also carry around a small roller-ball perfume from Zara which smells fresh but a bit floral. Then to touch up I have a mirror from Green Line cosmetics. Also some pins and a hair bobble to keep my hair out of the way. And the last two things are: Mattifying Papers & Antibacterial wipesThat's kinda a lot, right ?

So, what else do you carry around in your bag ?

Avon: Shine Burst Gloss Stick

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Čeprav nas že celo leto spremlja trend mat šmink, pa le te poleti običajno zamenjamo za bolj sijoče ter vlažilne teksture. Sama ne maram šmink, ki mi izsušijo ustnice, zato imam raje takšne vlažilne in kremaste. Le te pa običajno niso tako dobro obstojne ter zahtevajo ponovno nanašanje čez dan. Tako Avon predstavlja rdečilo z leskom glosa. Gre za šminko, katera je obogatena s sadnimi izvlečki (gladilna papaja, vlažilno granatno jabolko ter negovalno kokosovo olje) za ohranjanje vlaženja ustnic.

Hi girls.
Another day another lipstick post. I feel like all I read about on blogs are matt lipsticks. However, these can be worn all year around, but for summer it's fun to change it up a bit and wear shiny, moisturizing lipsticks. To be honest, I prefer moisturizing lipsticks because I hate the feeling of dryness. But with that I sacrifice the longevity of lip products. And so, Avon presents lippies with a look of a gloss. It's a lipstick, enriched with fruit extracts (smoothing papaya, moisturizing pomegranate and nourishing coconut oil) to ensure your lips to stay hydrated.

Shine Burst šminke so torej zelo vlažilne ter prihajajo v 15 sijočih odtenkih. Plastična embalaža je čudovita in trendna saj je v različnih metalik odtenkih. Prav tako mi je všeč, da je ozka ter je sama šminka oblikovana ožje, kar je meni enostavneje za nanos in popravljanje čez dan. Tekstura je lahkotna ter se kar zlije na ustnicah in pusti sijoč, vlažilen učinek. Pigmentiranost je bolj prosojna, vendar se jo da nadgraditi. Obstojnost ni odlična, vendar se razlikuje od odtenkov.
Cena pa je zelo ugodna (4,5€ - več tukaj).

Shine Burst Gloss Sticks are a moisturizing lippies with a shiny effect, in 15 colors. The plastic packaging is so trendy, being in different metallic shades. Also I love that the packaging and product is thin because it's easier to apply and store in the bag. Texture is really creamy and glides on so easily while leaving a hydrating feeling. I'd say that pigmentations is not the best and varies based on different shades. Still you can build it up. Because these are so glossy, the longevity is not great but again I feel like it's different based on a shade. Also they're really affordable (4,5€) 

Preizkušena odtenka:
Berry Burst - dobesedno obarva moje ustnice in zato odtenek traja več ur in izgleda kot da so naravno obarvane (kakor bi jedla maline ali kakšno drugo živo obarvano sadje). Sama barva je "malina " oz. pink z rdečim podtonom.

Nude Shine - naraven, bež-rjav odtenek z majhnimi bleščicami. Po uživanju hrane ali pijače, na ustnicah ostanejo samo še bleščice, torej obstojnost ni najboljša.

I've tried:
Berry Burst - is a pinky-reddish color. I'd say it's a raspberry shade. Also it is more longlasting since it gives my lips a literal tint (looks like I've eaten some berries).

Nude Shine - natural, beige-brown shade with some silver sparkle. After eating and drinking you're left just with sparkles which can be kind of annoying. It's a pretty shade but not longlasting.

Vse odtenke si lahko ogledate na blogu Adjusting Beauty.

You can see all the shades on the blog: Adjusting Beauty.