Saturday, November 1, 2014

Preview: Essence ''Mountain Calling'' Trend Edition

Essence ''Mountain Calling'' Trend Edition

It’s time to hit the slopes! We’re heading to the mountains in December 2014 with the new essence trend edition “mountain calling”. Let’s go skiing, cross-country skiing or hiking! The colour scheme with white, blue, red and dark green shades provides a winter feeling as well as a cool look. Thanks to the hand & nail balm, every beauty’s hands are given the intensive care they need to withstand even the coldest temperatures. The highlights of the trend edition are the eyeshadow palette with six colours and socks with a norwegian design. And the topper with white snowflake elements creates a nail style with a true snow-effect. The mountains are calling… with essence!

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Eyeshadow palette - Wonderful winter! The eyeshadow palette is extremely convincing with its winter colour combination of white, gold, brown as well as light and dark blue. Thanks to the high pigmentation and various effects ranging from pearly to matt, all mountain beauties are sure to attract plenty of attention. The packaging design is gorgeous, too, surrounding the eyeshadows with a true winter wonderland! Available in 01 meet me @ the ski lodge. Around 3,99€*.
Essence ''Mountain Calling'' Trend Edition

2in1 kajal pencil - Ice and earth colours! The duo kajal pencils in the cool colour combinations light and dark blue as well as dark green and brown offer accurate results on the upper and lower eyelid. The shades can be combined to create a trendy colour effect. Available in 01 today is fun day and 02 we love winter holidays!. Around 1,49€*.
Essence ''Mountain Calling'' Trend Edition

Lip balm - A thing of the past... dry, chapped lips! The light and creamy formula of this lip balm makes lips feel pleasantly soft. Transparent white with a light shimmer and red provide a touch of glam in the mountains. Available in 01 snow alert! and 02 let's climb mount beauty. Around 1,49€*.
Essence ''Mountain Calling'' Trend Edition

Cream to powder blush - Rosy cheeks, even in the wintertime… this blush gives your complexion a fresh touch in the darker months of the year. Simply apply the creamy texture with your fingertips and blend – it instantly melts with your skin and provides powdery results. Available in 01 let's climb mount beauty. Around 2,79€*. 
Essence ''Mountain Calling'' Trend Edition

Translucent powder - Keep cool! The powder ensures a matt, flawless finish all day long. No matter how challenging your winter activities are – your make-up will remain untouched. The translucent powder adapts to the individual skin tone, making it suitable for all skin types. With a cool mountain embossment on the surface of the texture! Available in 01 snow alert!. Around 3,29€*.
Essence ''Mountain Calling'' Trend Edition

Nail polish - A perfect match for your outfit on the slopes! With the nail polishes in red, dark green, white and light blue, trendy looks are guaranteed. The long-lasting texture and high coverage turn these nail polishes into perfect companions for a trip to the mountains. Available in 01 today is fun day, 02 we love winter holidays!, 03 let's climb mount beauty and 04 snow alert!. Around 1,59€*.
Essence ''Mountain Calling'' Trend Edition

Snow top coat - Snowflakes. This transparent top coat is a highlight for all ski bunnies. Thanks to white snowflake elements, you can create a surprising snow-effect on your nails. Simply apply on top of nail polish. Available in 01 snow alert!. Around 1,99€*.
Essence ''Mountain Calling'' Trend Edition

Hand & nail balm - Care & cure! The moisturizing hand and nail cream ensures perfectly soft and pampered hands and nails, even when it’s cold as ice and the temperatures are below zero. The special formula won’t leave your hands feeling oily. Available in 01 meet me @ the ski lodge. Around 1,99€*.
Essence ''Mountain Calling'' Trend Edition
Socks - Super cozy… warm feet are guaranteed for all girls in the alps with these stylish socks. The woolen socks have a hip norwegian design and are the ideal companions when the weather is cold and frosty outside. Available in 01 meet me @ the ski lodge. Around 3,99€*.
Essence ''Mountain Calling'' Trend Edition

Essence “mountain calling” will be available in stores in December 2014.

*Recommended retail price. 

This trend edition will be available in the Czech Republic, Greece, Russia, Belarus, and Bahrain.


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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Giveaway: Mont Bleu - Glass Nail File Set

Care for a little giveaway? Mont Bleu is giving one of my readers a set of 3 glass nail files - something every woman should have. And to be completely honest, Mont Bleu are the best files I've tried. Not only are they super effective, yet gentle to your nails, but they come in different colors and are bejeweled with Swarovski crystals. Pretty and useful. The winner will get the chance to choose their favorite color combination out of the four sets pictured below. 

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Catrice Luxury Lacquers - LilacLike

If I don't start with the Catrice & Essence reviews and swatches right away, I'll never come to the end of all the pretty stuff I got. I won't be reviewing all of the products - it's obvious we got too many items to review them all, but I'll do my best to show you as much as possible. Let me know if there are any products that you're specifically interested in. Let's start with an easy one. A Catrice nail polish shade from the Luxury Lacquers Liquid Metal collection. This one is called LilacLike

Catrice Luxury Lacquers LilacLike

Catrice Luxury Lacquers Liquid Metal collection consists of 8 glitter packed shades (check out the colors HERE). The lacquers from this collection dry into a matte finish and have a slight texture once dry. They're not smooth, but don't get stuck in your clothes or hair. The best of both worlds, if you ask me. LilacLike is a deep true purple shade and while I was eye-ing the warmer I'm Legend-Berry shade first, I decided to go with cooler LilacLike in the end since it goes better with my skin tone. 
Catrice Luxury Lacquers LilacLike

Catrice, Luxury Lacquers, Liquid Metal, LilacLike, 2 coats
Catrice Luxury Lacquers LilacLike

Catrice Luxury Lacquers LilacLike

The first thing I noticed about this polish (besides its gorgeous color) was the brush. You know by now that I'm not a fan of bushy and wide Catrice nail polish brushes and was really happy to find out Luxury Lacquers have regular round brushes which are very easy to use. I had no problems with the application: brush or formula-wise and it took 2 coats for full opacity. It dries into a matte finish with a little texture. If you're not a fan of matte polishes and want to achieve the same look polish has in the bottle, just add a layer or two of top coat. Problem solved. 
Catrice Luxury Lacquers LilacLike

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Catrice & Essence Blogger Event

This Wednesday was a very special day. I have been invited to the Catrice & Essence Blogger Event - and unlike last year, this time I actually went. The event took place in the beautiful White Hall of Ljubljana Castle. We started off by meeting two lovely ladies from Cosnova who came from Germany and once all the bloggers arrived, the presentation ob both brands started: the ideas behind the brands, the inspiration and a lot of new exciting products to come. They promised us to stay up-to-date with trends and to bring us even more colors. =)




There were two full displays in the White Hall - one with Catrice and the other with Essence products. But that's not all. There were also a lot of limited edition displays, a manicure and makeup station and a special place for all the beauty care and Show Your Feet items. 


Food! I only tried the cake (which was delicious, by the way) but forgot to take a photo of it. I didn't try any of the food on my photos though... I guess I wasn't really hungry, but I wish I had those snacks right now... Isn't that almost always the case with food?



After the presentation we were told each of us can choose and take up to 10 products. Whatever our hearts desired. Believe me, it was NOT an easy decision. I probably made 3 or 4 rounds before I was sure about the contents of my bag. Here are the items I chose: you can see there are 11 items. I was just about to make another swap when a Cosnova lady told me I can keep the 11th item as well. *blushes*


After the presentation, the eating, drinking, photographing and talking with fellow bloggers, there was a big surprise for us all. Every single one of us got a big bag of Catrice and another bag of Essence products. You can imagine the looks on our faces when we walked out with three bags in our hands. Some of the products were the same ones we picked ourselves before, but it doesn't really matter. We all have friends, sisters and other people to share it with. =) Here's what we got: 




My Velvet Matt eyeshadow broke... so so so sad... since it's so beautiful.






What else to add? I had a wonderful time! Cosnova people (from Germany and Slovenia) really know how to make you feel special. Makeup and otherwise. =) I hope to see them all again next year. 

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Preview: Catrice ''Viennart'' Limited Edition

Catrice Viennart Limited Edition

Beauty Vernissage. The fascinating glamour of Art Nouveaux is celebrating an impressive comeback. Floral elements and elegant lace applications attract the attention of the front rows at the international fashion shows. Designers are placing great emphasis on a modern interpretation of slim silhouettes and ornamental prints. The Limited Edition “VIENNART” by CATRICE unites this trend in an artistic and extremely feminine beauty collection. From mid November to December 2014, various red nuances are combined with apricot. Mauve is contrasted with metallic lavender and modern gold as well as shimmering mother-of-pearl create glamorous highlights. The absolute must-haves of this collection are the Baked Eyeshadows with an intricate lace embossment, the Scented Powder in a decorative spray bottle and the silver pocket mirror. Fascinating Art Nouveau – by CATRICE.

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Baked Eyeshadow - Artfully Decorated! The three limited Baked Eyeshadows ensure an expressive eye make-up style. The powder eyeshadows have a high pigmentation and guarantee intense colour-dispersion. Available in a choice of lavender, gold and mauve, the eyeshadows have a feminine lace embossment. Available in C01 Pearly Plastering, C02 Stunning Stucco and C03 Lovely Lace. Around 3,99€*.
Catrice Viennart Limited Edition

Shimmer Lip Colour - The Kiss. Pure pigments and finest shimmer particles are guaranteed to make your lips shine. The texture is pleasant and soft, and the elegant packaging with floral ornaments is an absolute eye-catcher. Soft nude, fresh apricot and dark Bordeauxopen up so many possibilities – from subtle daytime make-up to an elegant gala look. Available in C01 Nude Nouveau, C02 Klimt‘s Gentle Kiss and C03 Klimt’s Ardent Kiss. Around 3,99€*.
Catrice Viennart Limited Edition

Powder Blush - Art Collection. The Powder Blush offers a touch of colour and an artistic embossment. Fresh apricot and light nude are united in an ornamental pattern and give your cheeks a radiant look. Available in C01 Floral OrnARTment. Around 3,99€*.

Scented Powder - Creating Accents. The transparent, fragrant powder not only sets beautiful highlights on your face and neckline thanks to its subtle shimmer, it also gives your skin a wonderfully pleasant, floral scent. The decorative, round glass bottle with a balloon pump atomizer has a nostalgic charm and distributes a thin layer of powder on your skin. Truly a must-have product. Around 4,99€*.
Catrice Viennart Limited Edition

Ultimate Nail Lacquer - Lace Lacquer. Four nail polishes convince with ultimate colour, ultimate coverage and ultimate shine. The effects vary from colour to colour, and give the light mother-of-pearl, lavender, apricot and Bordeaux an individual character. The unique packaging stands out with its floral-ornamental print. Available in C01 Pearlescent Purpose, C02 Vienna Rose Woods, C03 LilART Lily and C04 ARTful Red. Around 2,79€*.
Catrice Viennart Limited Edition

Mirror - Reason to smile. The folding pocket mirror with a silver packaging belongs in every handbag. The symmetrical floral-ornamental pattern pays homeage to the Art Noveaux era. Ideal for a quick beauty-check when you’re out and about. Around 3,49€*.
Catrice Viennart Limited Edition

“VIENNART” by CATRICE will be available in stores from Mid November to December 2014.

*Recommended retail price.

This LE will be available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Belgium, The Netherlands, South Africa, Ireland, Lithuania, Latvia, Lebanon, Yemen, Jordanian, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, Philippines, and Myanmar.

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