Born Pretty nail art bundle #7

Hello, people of the internet!


Znam, znam, za nekoga tko je napisao post #vratimoblogerice stvarno sam pala na testu... zadnji post je bio prije skoro pola godine... Što da vam kažem - life happened. Poslovne obaveze, preseljenje u drugi stan, putovanje - sve je to pomalo utjecalo na manjak postova, no najviše je utjecalo manjak motivacije. Iskreno, krajem 2019. godine mi je volja za bilo čim kreativnim toliko opala da su patili i blog i Youtube, pa i sam Instagram - zamislite to!

I know, I know, for someone who wrote a post about bringing the bloggers back I really failed the test... The last post was written almost half a year ago... What can I say - life happened. Work responsibilities, moving to another apartment, traveling - it all kind of influenced the lack of posts, but what influenced it most of all was a lack of motivation. Honestly, in the second half of 2019 there was so little will in me to do anything creative that both blog and Youtube suffered. Instagram, too - can you imagine?!

No nova je godina, novo desetljeće i, iako nisam osoba od novogodišnjih "Nova godina, nova ja" odluka" ipak sam se odlučila malo više kreativno pokrenuti. Osim što sam (napokon) započela makeup business - da ne šminkam samo sebe već i druge - započela sam i bullet journal, koji mi iskreno puno pomaže u organizaciji i tjera me da budem produktivnija. Više o njemu, a i o drugim stvarima ćete moći vidjeti na mom Youtube kanalu i Instagramu, a u ovom postu - kako vidite iz naslova - je riječ o nečemu drugome, pa je vrijeme da krenem na tu temu.

Anyway, it is a new year, new decade and, although I am not the "New year, new me" kind of person, I still decided to let my creative juices flow a bit more. Apart from (finally) starting a makeup business - to put makeup not just on myself, but on others, too - I started a bullet journal, which, honestly, helps me a lot in organization and pushes me to be more productive. More about the bujo, and other things will be available on my Youtube channel and Instagram profile, and for this post - as you can see from the title - the topic is something else, so it's about time I start with it.

Ako duže pratite moj blog, mogli ste primijetiti da sa Born Pretty stranicom surađujem skoro od početka blogiranja, a kao netko tko voli raznolike manikure i zabavljati se raznim dizajnima i bojama, ta suradnja mi je zaista draga. Ovaj put se ne radi o jednom paketiću već dva različita. Jedan je čak, mogu reći, stigao slučajno jer nisam ja izabrala stvari, već mi se samo pojavio na adresi, dok sam drugi sama izabrala.

If you've been following my blog for a longer period of time, you've noticed tha I've been collabrorating with Born Pretty site almost from the beginning of this blog, and as someone who loves wearing various manicures and playing with different designs, this collab is really close to my heart. This time it's not about one package, but two different ones. One even, if I can say so, arrived accidentaly, because I didn't choose the products, yet it just appeared at my address, while I chose the products in the second one.

Paketić br.1 / Package no.1

Paketić br.1 ili "slučajni" sadržava dva laka za nokte i dvije pločice za pečatiranje. Lakovi za nokte su iz White Night kolekcije i odlični za pečatiranje! Jako su pigmentirani i savršeno se uklapaju u reljef, tako da u 90% slučajeva će vam slika biti savršena. Mogu se koristiti i za "klasičnu" manikuru - da ih nosite samostalno. Ne suše se brzo, no ne suše se ni pretjerano sporo i na noktima traju neka 4 dana uz obavljanje kućanskih poslova, što je zadovoljavajuće. Nijanse na slici su "Throne" - crna i "Dark Armor" - crvena.

Package no.1 or the "accidental" one contains two nail polishes and two stamping plates. The polishes are from the White Night series and they are excellent for stamping! They are very pigmented and fit perfectly into the reliefs, so in 90% of the times the image will be perfect. They can also be used for "classic" manicure - to wear them individually. They don't dry very fast, nor too slow and they last about 4 days on my nails, with all the housework I do, which is satisfactory. The shades are "Throne" - black and "Dark Armor" - red.

Što se tiče pločica za pečatiranje, već sam puno puta pohvalila Born Pretty pločice, tako da i ove nisu izuzetak. Obje su iz kolekcije "Western Memory" inspirirane divljim zapadom i cvjetnim motivima. Pločice i lakovi jako dobro surađuju skupa. Nažalost nemam fotografije manikure sa ovim pločicama ali imam kratak video koji sam snimila za IGTv, tako da njega možete pogledati.

As for the stamping plates, I have already praised Born Pretty plates a lot, so these are no exception. They are both  from the "Western Memory" series inspired by the Wild West and floral motifs. The plates and polishes work well together. Unfortunately, I don't have the photos of the manicure with these plates, but I have the short video I made for IGTv, so you can check it out.



Paketić br.2 / Package no.1

Paketić br.2 sadržava jedan lak za nokte, pločicu za pečatiranje i jedan pečat.

Package no.2 contains one nail polish, a stamping plate and a stamp.

Lak za nokte je iz Fluorescent kolekcije u nijansi "Banana Milkshake" i riječ je o jarkom žutom laku. Nešto je rijeđa formula od standardnih lakova za nokte, pa je potrebno 3 sloja za potpuno prekrivanje. Može služiti i za pečatiranje, ali na bijeloj bazi, a i tada se slabije primijeti zbog svoje rijeđe formule. No, inače nemam žuti lak za nokte u kolekciji, pa sam si naručila ovaj i unatoč formuli sam prilično zadovoljna.

The nail polish is from the Fluorescent series in the shade "Banana Milkshake" and it is a bright yellow polish. The formula is somewhat thinner than the standard polishes, so it takes 3 coats for a full coverage. It can be used in stamping, but with white base, and even then it is less noticeable due to it's thin formula. However, I generally didn't own a yellow nail polish, so I decided to order this one, and in spite of its formula I'm quite pleased with it.

Pločica za pečatiranje dolazi pod nazivom "Mini Temptation" i tematski spada pod odmor i zabavu, tako da je odlična za bilo koje doba godine. Mene su najviše privukli reljefi vezani za odmor i ovi sa uzorkom balona, tako da sam njih iskoristila za ovu manikuru. Super surađuju sa lakovima za nokte iz paketića br.1, ali i sa lakovima drugih proizvođača.

The stamping plate comes under the name "Mini Temptation" and thematically falls under the fun and leisure, so it is perfect for any time of the year. I was mostly drawn to the leisure themed reliefs and the hot air balloon ones, so I used them for this manicure. They work well with the polishes from package no.1, but with the polishes from other brands, too.

I za kraj se tu nalazi jedan pečat u duginim bojama, koji je na oko jako lijep, ali se još nisam uspjela dogovoriti s njim što se funkcije tiče. Sviđa mi se što nema plastiku na otvoru pa lijepo možete vidjeti kako postaviti reljef na nokat, no kako ima jako mekanu "jelly" glavu nikako mi u potpunosti ne pokupi reljef sa pločice i uvijek izgleda nepotpuno. Iskreno, mislim da je on namijenjen za neku drugu vrstu nail-arta, možda za mramorne manikure ili slično, jer mi ne surađuje dobro niti s jednom pločicom koju posjedujem. No, neću odustati od njega i naći ću mu neku namjenu.

And in the end we have one rainbow handle stamp, which is visually very pretty, but I still haven't managed to sucessfuly find it's function. I like the fact it doesn't have a plastic on the opening and you can see the image placement quite nicely, but since it has a very soft jelly head I still haven't managed to fully "pick up" the image from the reliefs with it and the image always looks incomplete. Honestly, I think it is intended for other forms of nail art, maybe marble manicures or similar ones, since it doesn't cooperate well with any nail stamping plate I own. However, I'm not giving up on it and I will find something to do with it.

Za kraj vam ostavljam par fotki manikure u kojoj sam kombinirala proizvode iz oba paketića. Kako sam rekla, crni lak "Throne" je odličan za pečatiranje, a "Banana Milkshake" se jako lijepo uklopio sa "Dark Armor". Ovo je slikano 3. ili 4. dan otkako sam napravila manikuru, tako da možete primijetiti da se lak počeo malo guliti na vrhovima. Manikura mi je sve skupa izdržala nekih 6 dana prije nego sam ju skinula - malo zbog toga što se ogulila, a malo zbog toga što sam poželjela promjenu.

For the final act, I leave you with a few photos of te manicure in which I combined the products from both packages. As I've mentioned, the black polish "Throne" is excellent for stamping, and "Banana Milkshake" fit in quite well with "Dark Armor". These photos were taken on the 3rd or 4th day of wearing this manicure, so you can notice it started to peel off at the edges. The manicure lasted about 6 days before I took it off - a bit because it peeled off, and a bit because I wanted a change.


Sviđa li vam se manikura?
Jeste li vi naručivali sa Born Pretty stranice?

Do you like the manicure?
Have you ordered things from Born Pretty site?
xx Stay tuned xx

Back to school with Dreslily


Hello, people of the internet!

Nisam odavno napravila neke prijedloge sa DresLily stranice, pa mislim da je "Back to school" tema savršena prilika, jer škola samo što nije počela. Neću puno dužiti o DresLily stranici, jer ste već mogli vidjeti neke postove na blogu vezane za njih. Meni se stranica sviđa jer na njoj mogu pronaći cool stvari po pristupačnim cijenama. Ovdje se nalaze noviteti: https://www.dresslily.com/promotion/new-collection-of-autumn.html?lkid=52051378 Vrijeme je za osvježenje svog ormara! DresLily su za vas pripremili najbolje kvalitetne proizvode po niskim cijenama, imate izbor za sve prilike od ponedjeljka do petka.

Afrodita Cosmetics - why masks

*Croatian only*

Ćao, internet ljudi!

Raspust je počeo i vrijeme je za malo opuštanja. Nisam netko tko odlazi na spa tretmane u beauty salone (iako nema ništa loše u tome, dapače trebala bih početi haha), ali si volim priuštiti male spa rituale u kući. Maske za lice su neizostavni dio toga i, ako me pratite neko duže vrijeme, znate da ih jako volim. Maske u "vrećicama" su jako pristupačne, praktične, možete ih pronaći u svakoj drogeriji, a i možete birati između velikog broja proizvođača. Ja sam danas odlučila pisati o nekoliko takvih maskica iz Afrodita Cosmetics why linije.

Urban Decay - Game of Thrones - eyeshadow palette

*Insert Game of Thrones music here*

Hello, people of the internet!

Ovaj post nije mogao čekati kao što neki drugi čekaju, tako da - gledajte, njeno veličanstvo! Kad sam vidjela da će Urban Decay izbaciti ovu limitiranu kolekciju inspiriranu serijom Game of Thrones, odmah sam si zacrtala da ću nekako nabaviti paletu sjenila, pa makar morala prodati bubreg 😂. Iskreno, bojala sam se da će odmah biti rasprodana tako da sam odmah se raspitala po zemlji EU da mi netko nabavi kad izađe, a imala sam i plan B.

This post couldn't have waited like some others have, so - behold, her heighness! When I saw Urban Decay was about to release a new limited edition collection inspired by Game of Thrones, I immediately figured I would get an eyeshadow palette, even if I had to sell my kidney 😂. Honestly, I was affraid it wold sell out immediatelly so I asked my people in the EU countries to get me one when it gets released, and I also had a plan B.

I ♥ Revolution - Chocolate Rose Gold palette


Hello, people of the internet!
Da, moguće je - pišem recenziju. Mislim da ću sama sebi stalno nabijati grižnju savijesti što (opet) ne pišem češće - ali šta je tu je. Ne odustajem!
Uglavnom, čime bolje razbiti period nepisanja nego recenzijom palete sjenila. Znate i sami koliko ih volim i skupljam kao mali hrčak. Danas je na red došla relativno nova paleta u mojoj kolekciji - I ♥ Revolution Chocolate Rose Gold.

Izazov - #vratimoblogerice

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Ćao, internet ljudi.

Danas vam donosim nešto drugačiji post - znači, nije recenzija proizvoda koji dugo čeka svoj red (a ima ih gomila koji čekaju). Potaknuta sa dva posta od blogokolegice Mirne, autorice Lipstick's blade bloga - Kad nestanu beauty blogerice... i Izazov #vratimoblogerice, odlučila sam baciti osvrt na novonastalo stanje u blogerskom svijetu.

Što se tiče same povijesti blogiranja, mislim da je doba kada sam ja pokrenula blog (pokrenut je 2014.godine) bilo zlatno doba blogiranja. Sjećam se da često nisam imala vremena pregledati sve postove koliko često su se pisali. Čak nije bilo toliko suradnji kao danas i devedeset posto stvari su bile kupljene od samih blogerica. Osim toga, izbor pri kupovini je bio lakši jer su nam iste te recenzije mnogo pomagale. Kada bi tada proguglali neki proizvod - našli bi nekoliko recenzija tog proizvoda.

Danas uglavnom samo imate linkove do zvanične stranice tog proizvoda ili neke na kojoj se prodaje, plaćenu reklamu na društvenim mrežama, te na rijetki Instagram post - s tim ako njega i nađete, često ne dobijete nikakvu konkretnu informaciju osim dobre slike i pohvale. Kako je i Mirna navela, dosta problema leži u "besplatnim" proizvodima (besplatnim je namjerno u navodnicima). Dosta se blogova pokrenulo s ciljem da skupe što više "suradnji" i dobiju što više "besplatnih" proizvoda - što je rezultiralo zasićenjem i općenitom nevjericom čitatelja. Taj trend je zatim preuzeo Instagram. Rijetko ćete pronaći Instagram recenziju koja je iole detaljna. Također, i mnogim brendovima je važna brojka - bila ona kupljena ili ne - važno je da ta neka osoba pohvali proizvod, a hoće li to vidjeti bot ili prava osoba to je manje važno. O brendovima i Instagram ciframa bi se dalo razglabati....to mogu ostaviti za drugi post.

Također, osim instagrama i Youtube je tu dosta zaslužan. Iskreno, ponekad je praktičnije upaliti video nego pročitati recenziju, jer video čak ne morate ni gledati konstantno, već ga upaliti i raditi nešto drugo te slušati što ta osoba ima za reći. Ja, na primjer, volim gledati/slušati video dok se šminkam ili kuham, što ne mogu reći za blog post. Također - i sama sam pokrenula Youtube kanal jer mi je za neke stvari praktičnije snimiti video, na primjer za isrpobavanje šminke, ali - edit puno duže traje nego pisanje posta.

Opet, s druge strane, ponekad vam za pročitati blog post treba 2-3 minute, dok neki video na Youtubeu traje više od pola sata. Ali, ljudi su se pomalo ulijenili, kako čitatelji tako i blogeri, tu uključujem i sebe - nije samo manjak vremena kriv.

Nego da ja ne bi odužila s negativnim stvarima, pročitajte Mirnin post o nestajanju blogerica - ubola ga je u bobu! Taj prvi post me je naveo na razmišljanje i navukao grižnju savjesti o zapostavljenosti bloga, a drugi mi je, da se izrazim kako bih inače, dao nogu u guzicu da se pokrenem i nastavim pisati. Također, nedavno sam stavila anketu na Instagram o čitanosti blogova i više je glasova bilo da ljudi čitaju nego da ne čitaju i to mi je bilo neopisivo drago vidjeti! Mislim da je odlična ideja izazova #vratimoblogerice - već vidim i neke svoje kolegice kako se ponovo pokreću, što je odlična stvar!

Ja osobno nikada nisam razmišljala o odustajanju od bloga, čak i kad vidim da mi je čitanost opala. Razlog zbog kojeg sam ga pokrenula je ljubav - volim kozmetiku, preparativnu i dekorativnu, volim učiti o njoj, pisati, razmjenjivati mišljenja. Kad sam ga pokretala nisam razmišljala puno o čitanosti ili suradnjama, a iskreno - ne razmišljam ni sada. Naravno da mi je drago kad vidim veću čitanost ili kad mi se ponudi suradnja, ali to nisu vitalni faktori.

Ono što me drži je ljubav i stvarno ću se potruditi da ne dajem prazna obećanje i izlike o manjku vremena, već ću se potruditi češće izbacivati recenzije.

Kako sam rekla na početku - puno proizvoda čeka svoj red 😀.


xx Stay Tuned xx

BH Cosmetics Crystal Quartz brush set


Hello, people of the internet!

Živa sam i jedva sam dočekala ovaj zimski raspust. Nadam se da ću se sada malo više aktivirati na blogu - da se ne ureknem. Moram priznati da mi nedostaje pisanje na blogu, dosta je "blebetanja" užiovo o šminci, treba nešto i napisati 😀 Danas ipak nije riječ striktno o šminci već o alatu, a svi znamo da bez dobrog alata nema ni dobre šminke, je l' tako?

Kat Von D - Alchemist palette


Hello, people of the internet!

Prošlo je čak mjesec dana od zadnjeg posta. Mjesec dana! Vjerujte mi, u ovih mjesec dana sam jedva imala vremena da ručam kao čovjek, a one mrvice slobodnog vremena sam koristila za mnogo potreban odmor. Toliko o tome da blogeri ne rade ništa već samo kradu bogu dane i tipkaju o besplatnoj šminci...

No, na stranu negativu - iako sam se morala malo požaliti, danas je došao red na recenziju još jednog proizvoda (a znamo da ih ima mnogo) koji je dugo čekao na to. Riječ je o neobičnoj, ekstravagantnoj, upečatljivoj te pomalo teško dostupnoj (bar na području BiH) - Kat Von D Alchemist paleti highlightera.

Born pretty nail art bundle #6


Hello, people of the internet!

Ne moram ponavljati koliko volim ukrase za nokte i neobične manikure, a ni koliko volim iste sa Born Pretty stranice. Ovaj put sam odlučila naručiti samo par stvarčica, jer mi ladica sa lakovima za nokte samo što ne pukne.

5 Simple Yet Stunning Halloween Tips

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At Rosegal, we have pride ourselves on our ability to assist our clients in the creation of unique Halloween costumes. As a result, we have assembled a few ideas that could just be your look for this year’s Halloween extravaganza. Use Coupon “RGGOO” Enjoy 20% OFF Discount. 

Black Spider Costumes 


For those who enjoy the arachnid family, our spider-themed costumes will have you spun in a web. We offer a range of costumes that are easily combined into a cohesive outfit that is guaranteed to scare your friends and family. One such exciting outfit is our spider costume that has webs under the arms, a unique touch that will help you stand out from the crowd.

One could easily combine this with a variety of accessories, as each spider-themed adornment adds to the magic of the occasion. Moreover, with our coupons and Halloween deals, there is no excuse not to unleash your inner arachnid this October.
 
Available online for regular:
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and plus sized:

Family bat



Halloween is a time where families are able to bond over a sweet treat and a scary story. What better way to enjoy this holiday with your child than a matching bat costume. Instead of being that boring parent that always sits on the sidelines, try our matching costume for a new and exciting flavor this Halloween.

This costume comes standard with a set of spectacular wings, two cute bat-like outfits for the kids and something for her. Become one with the night, as the black accents dominate, giving that authentic vampire feel.

Batman dress
https://www.rosegal.com/cosplay-costume/halloween-parent-child-bat-costume-set-2348165.html?lkid=16123114

Witch play


The staples of Halloween will always be candy and witches, which is why we are proud to offer a witch costume that exudes authenticity. It's almost as if you came straight from the cauldron. With a blue theme and yellow accents, this dress is perfect for those seeking a bit fun this Halloween.


It comes in plus and regular sizes:
https://www.rosegal.com/plus-size-maxi-dresses/halloween-plus-size-lace-up-1367032.html
 





Grave Bound Wanderer



Gore, blood and guts are not everyone's thing, but for Halloween , you definitely get two thumbs up for any costume that contains any one of these elements. Therefore, we have created a variety of clothes that make it seem as if you're but a knee bump away from death.

Find these at:
https://www.rosegal.com/tops/halloween-theme-letter-print-big-pocket-hoodie-2334659.html?lkid=16123114
https://www.rosegal.com/other-holiday-supplies/halloween-blood-cloth-and-apron-frill-2356165.html?lkid=16123114
https://www.rosegal.com/t-shirts/halloween-cold-shoulder-blood-splatter-t-shirt-2373773.html?lkid=16123114


Halloween-Element Costumes


For those seeking something a little less scary, we are here to provide outfits that keep you in the Halloween spirit whilst still allowing you to dress to your liking. Newt time when you're looking for that sexy dress that accentuates your figure, the one that comes in both regular and plus-sizes, think Rosegal- your destination for all Halloween related attire.


Try these gorgeous evening gowns:
https://www.rosegal.com/plus-size-vintage-dresses/plus-size-halloween-bats-pattern-cami-dress-2337373.html?lkid=16123114

https://www.rosegal.com/plus-size-vintage-dresses/halloween-plus-size-spider-web-dress-2326944.html?lkid=16123114

https://www.rosegal.com/plus-size-halloween-costumes/plus-size-graphic-lace-halloween-dress-2331653.html?lkid=16123114

Halloween  is undoubtedly one of the best times of the year, and with the help of the right costume, it can be even more exciting. Whether you're looking for formal dresses, plus size costume or simply just an unique Halloween costume, Rosegal has you covered.

Save Big With Rosegal This Halloween


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Since childhood, Halloween has always held a very dear place in all of our hearts. It captivates with a sense of romance and excitement. New relationships are formed and memories that last a lifetime are created. With Halloween knocking on the door, it is important to try and stay ahead of the trends with a fashion sense that showcases your inner ‘Boo!’. Perhaps more importantly, it is finally time to have a fun-filled Halloween that doesn’t break the budget. So, to ensure that this Halloween is special, Rosegal has introduced scary ways for you to save on outfits this Halloween.Enjoy 20% OFF With Coupon: RGGOOand Shopping Now!

Coupon Madness with Rosegal

To help you and your wallet this Halloween, Rosegal has created the most exciting coupon system yet. Simply use the code HALLOWEEN12 and receive:

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This special is limited to the first 500 customers of the day, so avoid disappointment by being first in line to receive these scary discounts. Rosegal  takes the cost out of Halloween so that you can simply focus on the fun.

An Extensive Range

Rosegal is proud to present a variety-filled range that boasts all kinds of costumes to suit the needs of any type of client. From vintage 1920-themed dresses and blouses to more contemporary Halloween costumes, we cater to all who seek a costume that brings out that inner child.
Moreover, we also have provision for a plus-size Halloween, as we offer plus-size Halloween costumes in the form of dresses, blouses, cocktail dresses, and more. Thus, we ensure that Halloween is fun for all of our clients.

Lightning-Fast Delivery


Rosegalhas recently upgraded its logistics system, making our delivery serviceone that is based on your convenience. We deliver to your home within a week, leaving you without all the hassle of leaving your front door.

What to Expect

With Rosegal, we offer an exciting range of Halloween-based products that are ready to help you take that party or gathering by storm. Aided by our extreme coupon adventure, we have ensured that our clients are best positioned to save this Halloween.
In both our mens and womens ranges, we offer supreme quality whilst maintaining a price range that is competitive in every aspect. With our coupon system, we have created the means for our clients to enjoy even more budget-friendly ideas, as we take your exciting ideas and turn them into reality. For those who have missed the specials, we also offer an encore period which gives you free gifts to choose from provided your purchase exceeds $79.

Remember: coupons are limited to the first 500 customers every day. To avoid disappointment, visit www.rosegal.com to start your Halloween the right way. With our friendly staff who delight to serve our clients and prices which are in place to provide a suitably fun Halloween for everyone, Rosegal is the name that is fast becoming synonymous with the pinnacle of Halloween fun and adventure. Whether you’re looking for a plus-sized women’s costume or a unique men’s hoodie to dazzle your friends, www.rosegal.com is the destination for you.