Two Workout Must-Haves

June 29, 2014


Da ne bomo vedno govorili le o kozmetiki, bo današnja objava posvečena mojima dvema zvestima telovadnima spremljevalcema. Že kar lep čas, skoraj dva meseca, telovadim po Blogilates koledarju. Pilates mi je bil vedno všeč, Cassey je super in tako sem se po kakšnem mesecu redne aktivnosti odločila, da končno potrebujem nekaj športnih oblačil. Športni modrček in kratke hlače sta mi tako všeč, da si nedvomno zaslužita svojo objavo. :)
H&M Sports Bra and Running Shorts
H&M Sports Bra
Najprej športni modrček. Nujno oblačilo za športanje. Iskala sem ga dolgo. Preizkusila sem veliko različnih znamk, skakala gor in dol po kabinah in čeprav nimam veliko košarice je vse poskakovalo. Če veste kaj mislim, wink wink. :) Ali pa je bilo vse stisnjeno, preveč stisnjeno, neudobno in neprijetno. Dokler nisem preizkusila tega, ki sem ga našla v H&M-u za 15€. Ravno prav oprijet, udoben pa še super izgleda. Rahlo je podložen, vložki se lahko odstranijo, ima nastavljive naramnice in če se ne motim, je na voljo tudi v drugih barvah, vsaj v sivo-oranžni kombinaciji. Je pa bolj primeren za manjše košarice oziroma za jogo in pilates, ker zagotavlja lažjo podporo - tako piše na njihovi spletni strani. Za tek ga nisem preizkušala, ker imam odličen izgovor - da povzroča gube. :) No pač, ne ljubi se mi, za moje športne aktivnosti je odličen in ga priporočam.
H&M Sports Bra Sports Shorts
Drugo oblačilo so športne kratke hlače. In če smem, najboljše kratke hlače! Kot vidite so iz dveh delov, spodnji, roza del je oprijet kot pajkice, zgornji siv pa je bolj lahek in ni oprijet. Izgledajo kot tiste za tek, prav kul so. :) Kot pri mordčku, sem imela tudi pri kratkih hlačah en problem - da kakšen šiv kam ne zleze, khm khm. Narediš en počep oziroma plie počep in hitro lahko postane zelo neprijetno. Saj gotovo veste o čem govorim, kar preizkusite. Mene je enkrat skoraj ob živce spravilo! Tako da pri preizkušanja športnih modrčkov skačem gor in dol po kabini, pri športnih hlačah pa delam počepe. :) S temi na mojo veliko srečo teh problemov nimam, so udobne, odlične in jih tudi zelo priporočam. Kupila sem jih v H&M-u, stanejo približno 20€.


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Lately I've been very good with my workout routine. I've been doing Blogilates calendars with Cassey for about two months now. She is amazing and her videos really work my butt off. Literally! So, about a month into my workout I decided I need some proper sportswear. I found the perfect sports bra and shorts for my routine, they're my absolute favourite so a post about them is a must. :)
First, let's talk about the necessary thing, the sports bra. I've tried many different brands but never seemed to find one that would suit my needs and would fit me perfectly. It's not even funny how many times I've jumped up and down in wardrobes and hoping for some support. I know you know what I mean. :) It was like no support for ma' boobies or they were just so squeezed, too squeezed. I don't need an uncomfortable bra when I'm working hard, thank you very much! But there is a light at the end of the tunnel, say hello to my H&M sports bra which is perfect for me. It cost me 15€ and it just fits me right. It's comfortable, looks nice, cups are lightly padded with removable inserts and the bra has narrow, adjustable shoulder straps. According to their website, it provides light support. Perfect for yoga and pilates. I don't know how it works for running, I have the perfect excuse - it can causes wrinkles. :) 
Now on the shorts. The best shorts! For 20€. As you can see, they are made out of two parts. The pink piece is skin-tight, like leggins, real comfy and the grey one is more on the light side of fabrics, it's not tight but hangs quite loose. This part makes them kinda cool, don't you think? :) Like with sports bras I had a problem searching for a nice and comfortable sports shorts - I didn't want any uncomfortable seams in the wrong places, if you now what I'm talking about. You know that feeling when you do a squat or plie squat and things just go were they're not supposed to go? Try it and you'll know! Once I almost went crazy over that! :) These shorts don't do that and they're just perfect and you need them, trust me! :)


Have a beautiful Sunday and a lovely week everyone!

Love, 
Jana

Lily Lolo Pressed Eye Shadow Brassed Off

June 27, 2014


Rednim bralkam je verjetno že jasno, da nisem ravno največja ljubiteljica senčil. Ne me narobe razumeti, zelo so mi všeč a v mojem vsakdanjem življenju se pojavijo redko. Nobenega drugega izgovora nimam kot tega, da se mi z njimi preprosto ne ljubi ukvarjati. včasih pa tudi ne želim izgledati kot da sem porabila pol ure za ličenje. In ne da je s tem kaj narobe! Ob vsem napisanem pa je rahla sprememba v ličenju vedno dobrodošla in pri meni je za to v zadnjem času krivo Lily Lolo senčilo za oči v odtenku Brassed Off*. Čudovito senčilo v zemeljskem odtenku, ki se mi zdi nadvse primerno za poletni čas, ko je koža rahlo zagorela. Čeprav moja ni skoraj nikoli, ker sem obsedena s sončnimi kremami, sploh tistimi za obraz. :)
Pressed Eye Shadow Lily Lolo shade Brassed Off
Lily Lolo Brassed Off
Če ne veste, Lily Lolo je pred nekaj meseci prenovilo svojo embalažo in moram priznati, da mi je "sleek", črno bela embalaža zelo všeč. Narejena je iz trde plastike, senčilo se trdno zapre in je tako super za potovanja. V plus štejem tudi priročno ogledalo in dejstvo, da se mi ob padcu na tla senčilo ni zdrobilo! Pa mi je že dvakrat zletelo iz rok.
Lily Lolo Pressed Eye Shadow Brassed Off
Lily Lolo Brassed Off Senčilo za oči
Lily Lolo Pressed Eye Shadow Brassed Off swatch
Lily Lolo Pressed Eye Shadow Brassed Off swatch
Brassed Off  je medeninast/bronz odtenek z drobnimi, zlatimi bleščicami. Krasen vsakodneven odtenek s katerim lahko ustvarimo tudi intenzivnejši večerni videz. In čeprav senčil ne uporabljam vsakodnevno, vseeno menim, da takšnih odtenkov ni nikoli dovolj. Gre za senčilo tople barve zato ga najraje uporabljam v kombinaciji z oranžnimi in rdečimi rdečili ter šminkami, lepo se poda tudi k tistim bolj oranžno-koralnim odtenkom, rozne pa raje pustim pri miru. Senčilo je dobro pigmentirano, mehko, se ne drobi, z lahkoto se zabriše in je tako zelo prijetno za uporabo. Kar me moti je, da se nabira v gube in prav tako ni tako dolgo obstojno kot piše v opisu izdelka. No, je pa res, da imam kar mastne veke ter da se še nisem podala v iskanje popolne podlage za senčila, tako da se morda to dogaja le meni. Poleg tega pa senčilo vsebuje olja in je lahko razlog tudi v tem.
Aja, želela sem omeniti še to, da zelo cenim, da ima Lily Lolo tudi stisnjena senčila oziroma v kamnu in ne le v prahu, kot marsikatera znamka mineralnih ličil. Imam Alverdino rdečilo v prahu in ga sploh nikoli ne uporabljam, preveč packanja.

Za konec pa še prikaz senčila na meni. Prve fotografije niti nisem mislila objavljati, ker je odtenek presvetel za uporabo le ob trepalnicah, a sem to vseeno želela pokazati. Na drugi fotografiji pa ga imam na celotni zgornji veki. Morda objavim še večerni videz, le ustvariti ga moram najprej. :)
Lily Lolo Brassed Off, Alverde magis Kiss
Lily Lolo Brassed Off, Red Apple Lipstick Sunkissed


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My regular readers (Heey!) sure know that I'm not really the biggest fan of eye shadows. Don't get me wrong, I do like them, some of them are truly beautiful but for my everyday look I'm just too lazy to use them. And sometimes I just don't wanna look like I've been doing my makeup for half an hour. And no, there is nothing wrong with that! First world problems, I know! :) That being said, it's nice to change it up a bit and it the last month my little helper has been the Lily Lolo Pressed Eye Shadow in Brassed Off*. A gorgeous earthy shade which I think is perfect for summer days and tan skin - but mine never is because I'm slightly obsessed with sunscreen. :) 
Now, I'm sure you know that Lily Lolo changed their packaging into a sleek, black and white prettines. I like it! It's made out of a sturdy plastic that closes real tight, therefore great for travel. Another plus is the mirror and the fact that it didn't break when I accidentally dropped it. Twice.
Brassed Off is a bronzy brass shade with beautiful gold shimmer - the name says it all really. Everyday, earthy, natural shade that can be also used for evening makeup looks. And even though I don't use eye shadows very often I think that you can't have to many of those kind of shades. Brassed Off is a warm shade so I love to use it with orange and red blushes and lipsticks, it also looks nice with orangy-peachy-coral shades. The pinks are best left alone I think. :) Eye shadow has good pigmentation, it's soft and creamy, blendable, nice to use. I really like that it's not powdery. The thing that botheres me is that it creases on me. And it's not as long lasting as it says in the description of the product. Okay but it is true that I have quite oily lids and I haven't found the perfect eye primer. Well I didn't even search for it. :) Maybe I'll go for The All Natural Face eyeshadow primer, any thoughts on it? What are you using? :) Oh and besides that, the eye shadow also contains some oils and maybe that can also be one of the reasons for creasing.
Now for the photos of me wearing it. In the first I just wanted to show you that it's a bit light for doing a line close to the lashes but it looks nice as a wash of color on the entire lid. Maybe I'll also post an evening look with it but I'll just have to create it first. :)


That's all for today, have a lovely weekend!

Love,
Jana x

*sample generously provided

SEA-el Avocado & Kelp Facial Cleanser

June 25, 2014


Že pred nekaj časa sem ugotovila, da uživanje avokadov odlično deluje na mojo kožo. Dan po avokadovi pojedini koža vedno izgleda lepše, je bolj mehka in navlažena. Seveda sem to hitro želela prenesti tudi na izdelke za nego kože in kot običajno sem najprej prebrskala iHerb, kjer sem našla SEA-el kremno čistilo za obraz z avokadom in rjavo morsko algo kelp oziroma mehurjasto halugo.
SEA-el Avocado & Kelp Facial Creamy Cleanser
SEA-el je ameriška znamka naravne kozmetike katero ime pravzaprav pomeni The Sea oziroma morje. Znamka ne testira na živalih, kremo čistilo je iz ekološko pridelanih sestavin, brez alkohola, parabenov, glutena ter sintetičnih barvil in dišav. Izdelki SEA-el vsebujejo skrivnostno sestavino, ki se imenuje "Serum Lamina" - mešanica fermentiranega kelpa in rjave alge. Fermentiranje kelpa s probiotikom povzroči, da se odprejo celice, s tem pa se poveča njegova moč kar vpliva na globinsko prodiranje učinkovin v kožo. Kelp zagotavlja popolno mešanico vitaminov in amino kislin, ki vzpostavljajo pH ravnovesje kože, delujejo proti staranju kože, zmanjšujejo pore in nasploh odlično delujejo na kožo.
Poleg alg čistilo vsebuje tudi sok aloe vere, kokosovo, jojobino in avokadovo olje, čebelji vosek, kamilico, ognjič, nepozebnik in tako dalje.
SEA-el Ocean Infused Skin Care Avocado & Kelp Facial Cleanser
SEA-el Avocado & Kelp Facial Cleanser ingredients
Kremno čistilo je primerno za normalno, suho in mešano kožo, diši po sivki in je res kremne, goste strukture. Je rahlo mastno in se ne peni, niti malo. Čistilo ni najbolj primerno za odstranjevanje ličil, z največjim veseljem pa ga uporabljam za jutranje čiščenje. Odlično deluje v paru z DIY čistilom za obraz/nežnim pilingom, lahko se spere z vodo, še lepše pa z uporabo mokre brisačke. Koža je po uporabi sveža, rahlo navlažena, nič suha ter ne zateguje. Kremno čistilo je zelo prijetno za uporabo, ima prekrasne sestavine, všeč pa mi je tudi steklena embalaža s pumpico za enostavno doziranje.
SEA-el Ocean Infused Skin Care Avocado & Kelp Facial Creamy Cleanser
Kot sem omenila, na voljo na iHerbu, kjer imajo še ostale Sea-el izdelke. Med njimi me mika še nočna krema, izgleda super.


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A while ago I found out that eating avocados really make a difference to my skin. It just looks prettier, softer and moisturized. That's so awesome, don't you agree? Naturally I wanted products containing avocado and after a browse on iHerb, I found this SEA-el creamy cleanser with avocado and kelp. I've never heard of this brand before but I liked the ingredients and I needed wanted a new cleanser so I gave it a go. For all of you who don't know, SEA-el is an American natural brand which name actually means The Sea. It's cruelty free, cleanser is made with organic ingredients, it's alcohol, paraben and gluten free and it doesn't have any synthetic colors or fragrances. Their magical secret ingredient is "Serum Lamina", a blend of Bio- fermented kelp and brown algae. They ferment their kelp with a probiotic and this process opens the kelps cell walls, heavily increasing it's bioavailability/potency, thus increasing skin penetration. Kelp provides the perfect blend of naturally occurring vitamins, amino acids and more that result in pH balancing of the skin, pore shrinking, anti-aging benefits and it just leaves your skin healthier and happier. In addition to kelp the cleanser also contains aloe vera juice, coconut, jojoba and avocado oil, beeswax, chamomile, calendula, witch hazel and so on.
Creamy cleanser works best on dry, normal and combination skin. It has a lovely lavender scent and a creamy, thick texture. It's slightly oily and it doesn't lather, not one bit. I wouldn't recommend it for removing your makeup but I love to use it in the mornings. Even though it's creamy I don't find it heavy and it works great on its own or with my DIY face cleanser/gentle scrub. It can be removed with water but if you're feeling fancy you can use a cloth. Depends on my mood really. :) I like that it's not drying and my face isn't feeling tight after I use it. It leaves my skin fresh and moisturized. SEA-el cleanser is really lovely, has great organic ingredients and I also like the glass bottle and a pump. Shocker right? :)
You can get it here. And check out their night cream, doesn't it sounds nice?


Jana xxx

Floral

June 22, 2014


Top: Ann Christine, Trousers: H&M, Moccasins: H&M, Rings: H&M, Bracelet: eBay.
Nails: Kiko 360 Strawberry Pink (left hand), Kiko 288 Flamingo Pink (right hand) - I couldn't decide on the color so I did it like Claire :) lips: Red Apple Lipstick Petal Pusher*


Love,
Jana x

*sample generously provided

Andalou Naturals Shower Gel Mandarin Vanilla

June 19, 2014


Spoznajte najbolj dišeč gel za tuširanje - Andalou Naturals z vonjem mandarine in vanilije. Na žalost imam le 60 ml embalažo a ne glede na to, ta majhna plastenka si zasluži svojo objavo. :)
Andalou Naturals Mandarin Vanilla Shower Gel
Gel za tuširanje ne vsebuje sulfatov, parabenov, glutena, med sestavinami so naprimer sok aloe vere, ekstrakt mandarine in vanilije, svetlinovo olje, olje pomarančne in marelice. Gel diši čudovito! Ima močan in sladko-saden vonj po mandarini in vaniliji s pridihom citrusov oziroma pomaranče. Vonj ni pretirano pocukrano sladek, ravno prav. Po uporabi cela kopalnica diši tako prekrasno, meni je res všeč. Gel je bolj goste konsistence, v stiku z vodo se dobro peni in je tako zelo prijeten za uporabo. Poleg tega je koža po uporabi mehka in popolnoma nič izsušena. Gel se lahko uporablja tudi za kopeli a glede na količino, sem ga uporabljala le za tuširanje. Ko porabim mojo trenutno, rahlo preveliko zalogo gelov za tuširanje, bom zagotovo kupila večjo embalažo in ga preizkusila tudi kot kopel.
Andalou Naturals Mandarin Vanilla Shower Gel ingredients
Priporočam! Sploh pa tistim, ki imate rade sadne in sladke vonje. Tester oziroma 60 ml embalaža na voljo tukaj, imajo pa tudi nekaj drugih zanimivih vonjev, mene mikajo kar vsi po vrsti, lahko si jih ogledate tu. Škoda, ker tudi teh nimajo na voljo v mini embalaži.


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Meet my current favourite shower gel - Andalou Naturals in Mandarin Vanillla. I only have the small bottle, the 60 ml one, but nonetheless this little goodness deserves a blog post. :)
Shower gel is free from sulfates, parabens and gluten. Amongst the ingredients are aloe vera juice, mandarin and vanilla extracts, evening primrose, apricot and orange oil. Smells amazing! It has a strong, sweet and fruity scent of mandarin and vanilla with a hint of citrus or orange. The scent is not overly sweet and sickly, it's just right. Bathroom smells so good after I use it, I really, really like it.
Shower gel has more of a thick texture, as long as it's not runny and I'm good. :) It lathers nicely and leaves my skin soft and clean. I love that it's not drying, that's the worst. You can also use this shower gel for a lovely bath which I haven't but when I buy the bigger bottle I'm sure I'll use it that way as well.
For all of you who like sweet and fruity scents this would be perfect. If you wanna test this baby out you can get it here, it's super affordable. And if you're not into this kind of scents, check out their selections of shower gels here, they all sound lovely and I wouldn't mind having them! I wish they were also available in travel/sample sizes but what can you do, right? :)


Jana xxx

Terra Naturi Rouge Puder Royal Apricot

June 16, 2014


Počasi se mi dozdeva, da imam zelo rada rdečila. Pogosto pišem o njih in morda je pa nekaj le na tem. Šmink in rdečil imam tudi največ in zato bo današnja objava posvečena moji zadnji pridobitvi, Terra Naturi rdečilu v odtenku Royal Apricot. Navdih za nakup tega krasnega odtenka je bila Ana Ina, avtorica lepotnega bloga Lovely Little Lux-uries
Terra Naturi Rouge Puder Royal Apricot
Terra Naturi Rdečilo Royal Apricot
Terra Naturi Blush Royal Apricot
Terra Naturi je nemška znamka naravne kozmetike, je Müllerjeva znamka in tako na voljo le tam. O nekaterih njihovih izdelkih sem že pisala, eden izmed gelov za tuširanje me je zelo razočaral, prav tako šminka za ustnice, ognjičeva krema za roke in lip gloss v odtenku Sheer Pink pa sta veliko boljša. Prav tako pa je odlično tudi rdečilo, sploh pa za tri evre.
Terra Naturi Royal Apricot Coral Blush
Royal Apricot je prekrasne koralne-roza barve, popolne barve za svež, naraven in vsakodneven videz. Rdečilo je kar dobro pigmentirano, se enostavno nanaša in se dokaj dobro obrdži. Za ceno je super in mislim, da bom preverila še ostale odtenke. Rdečil ni nikoli preveč, se vam ne zdi? :)
Terra NAturi Rouge Puder Royal Apricot 04
Terra Naturi Royal Apricot Blush swatch
Ob pisanju objave oziroma že med fotografiranjem pa sem se spomnila tudi na moje najljubše kremno rdečilo nad katerim sem bila popolnoma navdušena lani. Seveda mislim na Alverdino rdečilo v odtenku Light Apricot, ki je za odtenek malce bolj roza kot Terra Naturi rdečilo, a iskreno, sta skoraj enaka. Še imeni sta zelo podobni. In lahko si mislite katera bo moja go-to kombincija rdečil ta teden. :) Oh kako sta čudovita!
Terra Naturi Royal Apricot, Alverde Light Apricot
**Za konec pa naj se še malo brezsramno promoviram. Namreč, če vam je všeč moj blog, me lahko podprete tukaj in mi namenite svoj glas. To bi mi bilo v veliko veselje a ne misliti, da koga silim. :) Tisti, ki želite lahko glas oddate tako, da v komentar na njihovi spletni strani vpišete za koga glasujete in to je vse. Hvala!<3


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What is your favourite makeup? Is it blush? I have a feeling mine is. :) It seems that when I write about makeup is almost always about blush. Or lipstick. Yes I do love both, they're my favourite. But let's stop this ramble to-be and talk about my new Terra Naturi blush in Royal Apricot. Lovely name for a lovely blush! The beautiful Ana Ina from the Lovely Little Lux-uries made me do it and I'm so glad she did.
Terra Naturi is a German natural brand sold only in Müller. I've already wrote about some of their products, some are awful and some quite good. I remember having one of their shower gels which was just so bad, ughh. Unfortunately I also bought one of their lipstick whick was so drying and unpleasant to wear. But a lip gloss in Sheer Pink, the hand cream with calendula and this blush are all nice. For only 3€ the blush is amazing.
Royal Apricot is a beautiful coral-pink blush. It's a perfect everyday color, great for a natural makeup. It just gives a nice and fresh look. Real pretty. The pigmentation is good, it's really easy to apply and it lasts quite a while. I'll definitely check out other shades. You can't have to many blushes, can you? :)
Oh and take a look at the last photo. This Alverde cream blush in Light Apricot was my absolute favourite last year. The colors are really similar if not the same! Let me just tell you this combo will be my go-to this week.:) Oh aren't they gorgeous?

 **Now, if it's okay with you I'll just do a little shameless self-promotion. If you enjoy reading my blog I'd really appreciate if you'd please vote for me here. And I'm not forcing anyone just to be clear alright? :) But if you want to do that, you have to leave a comment on their website and write down the blog you support. Thank you!<3


Have a great week,
Jana xx

SpaRitual Protein Boost Strengthening Treatment for Brittle Nails

June 13, 2014


Že nekaj časa imam težave z mehkimi nohti, ki se za povrh še plastijo. Včasih mi grejo že tako na živce, da sploh ne vem več kaj storiti in tako sem pred nekaj meseci kupila SpaRitual Protein Boost podlak za vzdrževanje suhih in krhkih nohtov. Lak nohte krepi tako, da poveže nohtne plasti ter s tem prepreči cepljenje in plastenje. Zagotavlja odlično vlaženje, zmanjšuje lomljenje in izboljšuje prožnost nohtov. O njem nisem našla veliko ocen, kar pa sem jih, so bile pozitivne in po težkem razmišljanju sem se odločila za nakup. Po težkem zato, ker stane 20€, kar je zame za en lak veliko!
SpaRitual Protein Boost Moisture Repair for Brittle Nails, Podlak za vzdrževanje suhih in krhkih nohtov
SpaRitual Protein Boost Strengthening Treatment
 SpaRitual izdelki so vegan in niso testirani na živalih, laki za nohte so brez toluena, formaldehida, camphorja in DBP-ja. Podlak med drugim vsebuje proteine soje, ki obnavljajo strukturo nohta in preprečujejo luščenje in plastenje nohta. Kaktus in ekstrakt kumaric nohtom vračajo vlago in izboljšujejo fleksibilnost nohtov.

Kot nekateri drugi podlaki za krepitev nohtov na trgu, je tudi pri tem posebno navodilo za uporabo. Lak uporabljamo samostojno kot podlak sedem dni in ga nanašamo vsakodnevno. Torej, prvi dan nanesemo eno plast, drugi dan nalakiramo čez prvo in tako naprej sedem dni. Nato lak odstranimo in ponovimo celoten postopek, dokler se nohti ne izboljšajo ter nato uporabljamo na tri do štiri dni.
Postopku sem sledila ter se vsakodnevno lakirala a na mojih nohtih podlak žal ne deluje. Nohti so se mi izboljšali le malo, da ne rečem skoraj nič in nad lakom sem zelo razočarana. Dobro, res je, da ga po mesecu in pol nisem več nanašala vsakodnevno a glede na ocene so nekatere punce opazile razliko že samo po enem tednu! Uporabljala ga bom še naprej in upam, da se bodo kakšni rezultati vseeno pokazali, zaenkrat pa ga glede na moje izkušnje ne priporočam! Je pa res, da je odličen kot običajen podlak, barvni lak se veliko dlje obdrži na nohtu. Pa tudi hitro se posuši. Ne bi se pa tudi branila njihovih drugih lakov, sploh barvnih, ker mi je zelo všeč embalaža, gumijasti pokrovček in dolg ter tanek čopič.
SpaRitual Protein Boost Strengthening Treatment ingredients
Kot sem že napisala, podlak stane 20€ in je voljo v Müllerjih, a ne v vseh. Jaz sem ga dobila v Ljubljani v BTC-ju, na Čopovi ga nimajo.
 

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I have some real problems with my nails. They're soft and brittle and they peel. You can imagine sometimes I'm going crazy over them so a couple of months ago I decided to splurge on the SpaRitual Protein Boost Basecoat for brittle nails. If you haven't heard about this brand, SpaRitaul is vegan and cruelty free, their nail polishes are free of toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor and DBP. 
 Protein Boost strengthens nails by binding nail layers, preventing splitting and peeling. Basecoat provides extra conditioning, reducing breakage and improving flexibility. I didn't find a lot of reviews about this nail treatment but what I did manage to find was positive so I had high hopes.
 As some other strengthening basecoats on the market, this one also has some special instructions on how to use it. The best way is to use it alone and reapply daily for seven days. So, you apply it the first day and then do it again the next day and so on till you apply it the seventh time. Then you remove it and do the whole thing again. As the nail condition is restored, you can use it every three to four days.
I did all that but unfortunately the basecoat doesn't work on my nails. Oh the disappointment! Nails are just a tiny bit better than before but if I'm honest, there's really not much of a difference. Okay it's true that about a month or a month and a half into the treatment I kinda gave up and I just used it as a normal basecoat and didn't reapply it every day but still, some girls had dramatic change in just one week! I don't know, I'll still use it but I don't recommend it. At least it works great as a normal basecoat - my nail polish lasts longer so that's a plus. And another plus is the pretty packaging, the rubbery cap and long and thin brush. Oh and it also dries quickly.:)


Love you lots,
Jana

Water with a Twist

June 09, 2014


Voda je nekaj najboljšega, z dodanimi zelišči, sadjem in zelenjavo pa je voda še boljša! In ker je zunaj tako zelo vroče, poletje pa se hitro bliža, sem se odločila za kratko objavo o vodah z različnimi okusi. Morda pa jih kdo še ne pozna. :)
Mint Infused Water
Najpreprostejša je voda z meto. Potrebujete nekaj listov sveže mete, rahlo jo zmečkajte med prsti, da sprosti še več okusa, dajte v kozarec, prelijte z vodo in zelo osvežilen napitek je končan! Poleg mete vedno dodam tudi meliso, ki pospešuje prebavo, pomirja, izboljšuje razpoloženje, spomin in zbranost.
Meta Melisa, Mint Melissa
Moja najljubša mešanica je voda z meto, meliso in limono. Limona vsebuje veliko vitamina C, ki pozitivno vpliva na naše zdravje in počutje, pomaga premagati utrujenost in izčrpanost. Limonin sok pa tudi razstruplja in je znano kot odlično krepčilo za jetra. V vodo lahko stisnete sok limone ali pa dodate kar cele kolobarje limone. To naredite le, če je limona ekološkega izvora in tako brez raznih škodljivih škropil, če ne pa jo raje olupite ali pa le stisnite. 
Lemon Mint Melissa Infused Water
Še bolj izboljšana različica vode je z dodatki sadja. Meta in melisa so moja stalnica, nato pa jima dodajam različno sadje. V enem primeru sem dodala lubenico, v drugem pa jagode in ananas. Jagode naj bodo prav tako iz ekološke pridelave oziroma vse kar se ne olupi!
Mint Watermelon Infused Water
Watermelon Mint Melissa Infused Water
Strawberries Pineapple Mint Melissa Infused Water
In čeprav kozarec izgleda kot tisti za vlaganje, je bil pravzaprav popolnoma neuporaben vrč zato je hitro dobil nov namen. :)

So tudi vam všeč? Katera mešanica je vaša najljubša?


Translation
I've never been much into soda or juice for me water was always the drink of choice. But you know what's even better than good old plain water? Infused water. It's really hot where I live, summer is almost here and for that reason I've decided to write a post about infused waters. Maybe there is someone who hasn't heard about them!:)
You can make infused water by adding some herbs, fruits and vegetables. I love adding mint and melissa leaves which among other things stimulates digestion, soothes, improves mood, memory and concentration. When I'm making my infused water I always use both and if I want a bit more I also add some fruit. My favourite of all is mint, melissa and lemon. Lemon has lots of vitamin C which helps with fatigue and exhaustion and it's overall great for your health and body. And it works really great at detoxifying your body. You can use lemon juice or slices but only if you have organic lemon. You don't want to drink all those nasty pesticides. As you can see on my photos, sometimes I add some other fruit, it really depends on what I have. One is with watermelon and other with strawberries and pineapple. All really yummy!

What do you think about infused waters? Which mix is your favourite?


Jana xx

Gaia Creams Chia Superpower Duo

June 04, 2014


Oh Gaia Creams, ponovno si se znašla na mojem blogu. Tokrat bom pisala o dveh trenutno najljubših Gaia Creams izdelkih. Že ko sem prvič slišala, da so glavna sestavina chia semena, sem bila prepričana, da ju bom z veseljem uporabljala. In da ne omenjam še olja lanenih semen in konoplje, prava bomba omega maščobnih kislin, ki so odlične za zdravje telesa in kože. Glavna sestavina obeh, hladno stiskano evropsko olje chia semen, je bogato z zdravimi maščobami ter naj bi bilo eno izmed najboljših olj proti staranju kože. Izboljša elastičnost in ten kože ter vzpodbuja regeneracijo kožnih celic. Pomaga vzpostavljati vlažnost kože, zmanjšuje iritacije, suhost kože in gube ter kožo pušča zelo mehko in gladko. Oba izdelka sta osnovana na oljih, ne vsebujeta vode in tako sta tudi brez konzervansev, brez palmovega olja, izdelka sta vegan in kot vedno na mojem blogu, nista testirana na živalih. Primerna sta tudi za kožo z vnetji, kot je na primer dermatitis.
Gaia Creams Chia Superpower Blend Raw Face & Body Cream and Oil
Gaia Creams Chia, Flax & Hemp Omega 3, 6, 9 Power Blend Raw Face & Body Cream
Chia, Flax & Hemp Raw Face & Body Cream - Omega 3, 6, 9 Power Blend* je prečudovita krema za obraz in telo. Kombinacija sestavin ekološkega izvora, kot so karitejevo maslo, olje chia semen (slovensko oljna kadulja), konopljino, jojobino, kokosovo, laneno ter bučno olje, olje boraga oziroma boreča in rožmarina, tvorijo kremo primerno za vse tipe kože. Med drugim kožo pomlajuje in odlično deluje v boju proti prostimi radikali, ki povzročajo staranje kože, poživlja utrujeno in pusto kožo, pomirja občutljivo kožo, zmanjšuje vnetja, kožo mehča in vlaži, zdravi in uravnava mastno kožo, kožo nagnjeno k aknam in zmanjšuje pore. Čudovito, kajne? In to vse tudi drži! Obožujem to kremo, je izredno hranljiva in vlažilna ter tako super tudi za predel okrog oči, je mastna a kože ne masti in ne povzroča mozoljev temveč jih res hitreje pozdravi ter kožo pomiri, obenem pa še poživi. Moje navdušenje je vidno tudi v tem, da sem jo na žalost porabila že več kot pol! Se pa z njo mažem že kar nekaj časa, zjutraj in zvečer, nanesem pa jo tudi na vrat. Zelo priporočam, ne morem je prehvaliti!
Gaia Creams Chia, Flax and Hemp
Gaia Creams Chia & Peach Kernal Superpower Blend
Nad Chia & Peach Kernal Superpower Blend* oljem sem prav tako navdušena! Gre za lahek serum oziroma olje, ki deluje nadvse vlažilno ter je primerno za vse tipe kože, tudi za zelo občutljivo in nežno kožo. Vsebuje olje chia semen, breskovo olje oziroma olje breskovih koščic, eterično olje rožmarina in kadilne bozvelije ali frankincense, ekstrakt amaranta ter vitamin E. Olje ima podobno delovanje kot krema, deluje antioksidantno, kožo pomirja, zmanjšuje rdečino, razširjene pore in akne, kožo vlaži, pomaga v boju proti staranju in nastanku gub, koži vrača zdrav sijaj. Olje prav tako deluje. Seveda dobim kakšen mozolj a na splošno je koža bolj zdrava in sijoča. In ne, ne mislim mastno sijoča ampak ima lep sijaj, saj veste kaj mislim. :) Serum uporabljam zvečer, lahko pa se ga uporablja tudi podnevi. Vse super, le steklenička bi lahko imela drugačno doziranje, pipeta bi bila odlična. Sicer pa je odprtina ravno dovolj velika, da jo lahko pokrijem s prstom in stekleničko obrnem na glavo ter tako pridem do olja. To trikrat ponovim in je dovolj za cel obraz.
Gaia Creams Chia Power Blend Raw Face and Body Cream, Oil
Ja, priporočam oba! V svoji zbirki potrebujete eno majhno, luštno stekleničko in/ali kozarček iz temnega stekla na katerem je zapisano vaše ime! :)


Translation
Oh Anna, you did it again! Yes, I'm talking about the founder of the most beautiful brand, Gaia Creams. Love her products, they work so well for my skin and I'm quite sure that these two beauties are my favourite! I'm gonna talk about two products high in omegas fatty acids which are wonderful for your health and skin, especially the omega-3. One of the ingredient with omega-3 is cold-pressed European chia oil. It is packed in healthy fats and considered to be one of the best anti-aging skin oils. It improves elasticity, tone, encourages regeneration of skin cells, relieves irritation, reduces the apperance of wrinkles and leaves the skin extremly soft, smooth and moisturized. Both products are oil based, they don't contain water, palm oil, they're vegan and cruelty free. And also eczema friendly. You want them already, don't you? :)
Chia, Flax & Hemp Raw Face & Body Cream - Omega 3, 6, 9 Power Blend* contains 100% certified organic ingredients such as shea butter, chia, hemp, jojoba, coconut, flax seed and pumpkin seed oil, borage and rosemary oil. Cream is great for all skin types. It fights free-radicals and slows down premature aging, it rejuvenates and revitalises tired, dull skin, soothes irritated, itchy skin. It works great on dry skin because it softens and re-hydrates it and on oily, acne-prone, large-pored skins - it treats and rebelances. Amazing, right? And it actually really works. I think by now you know I like it but just to be clear, I love it! It's really nourishing and moisturizing, it's oily but it doesn't break me out, it actually heals and calms my skin. And also invigorates it. I've been using it all over my face and neck for quite some time now, in the mornings and evenings and you can see I've used a lot! I highly recommend this cream, I can't say enough good things about it!
Chia & Peach Kernal Superpower Blend* is also really lovely! It's a light, deeply moisturizing serum, suitable for all skin types, even very sensitive and delicate skin. It contains chia, peach kernel oil, rosemary and frankincense oil, amaranth extract and vitamin E. Oil has almost the same properties as the cream, it's a powerful antioxidant, it calms and soothes the skin, it enhances hydration, helps prevent premature skin aging, reduces redness, large pores and acnes. I do get some pimples here and there but on the whole my skin is looking healthier and glowier. And no, it's not oily and shiny but it's nice and dewy looking. :) I use it in the evenings but you can also use it in the mornings. One thing I find slightly impractical is the fact the bottle doesn't have a pippete or something similar that could make things easier. Fortunately the neck of the bottle is just small enough to cover it with one finger and then turn the bottle upside down to get the oil out. I do that three times for my entire face.
I recommend both! Trust me guys, you need a small and cute looking bottle and/or a jar of goodness. Or just buy it because you wanna have a product with your name on it. :)


Lots of love,
Jana

*samples generously provided


Lippies In My Handbag

June 01, 2014


Naslov pove vse. Objava o šminkah in balzamih za ustnice, ki se skrivajo v moji torbici. Pred kratkim sem opazila, da jih nosim s seboj še več kot običajno in če vas zanimajo moji trenutno najljubši izdelki za ustnice, potem le berite naprej.
Lipsticks and lip balms in my handbag
Lip Balms Hurraw, Hiška zelišč Zeleno
Najprej balzami za ustnice. O čudovito hranljivih, vegan balzamih iz sestavin ekološkega izvora, Hurraw, sem že pisala. Night Treatment Balm s kamilico in vanilijo nahrani še tako suhe ustnice, Black Cherry Tinted Lip Balm pa ustnice rahlo obarva v barvi češnje, sladko-kisel vonj pa me vedno spravi v dobro voljo. Najnovejša pridobitev je Argan Lip Balm*, mazilo za ustnice slovenske certificirane ekološke kozmetike Zeleno. Trenutno je v fazi testiranja in zato tudi vedno pri roki, a več o njem, ko ga bolj preizkusim. Natural Lipstick Alverde, Benecos, Lily Lolo
Lily Lolo, Benecos, Alverde
Natural Lipsticks
Oh šminke! Na stojalih s kozmetiko vedno najprej pristanem med šminkami in šele nato pogledam ostalo. V košarico zaidejo pogosto in moja zadnja pridobitev je Benecos Pink Rose, čudovit mauve, temno roza odtenek, ki je hitro postal moj najljubši. Odlično pigmentirana, dokaj vlažilna in obstojna šminka, ki je zelo prijetna za uporabo. In poleg tega ima še sladek a svež vonj, ki je skupen tudi šminki iste linije, Benecos Peach. Nežen roza-oranžen, "peachy" odtenek z drobnimi lesketajočimi delci. Super odtenek za vsakodnevno ličenje. Eden izmed takšnih je tudi Lily Lolo All Natural Lip Slick English Rose*. Lip gloss diši po čokoladi, ustnice rahlo obarva in pričara sijaj. Več si preberite tukaj. Za konec pa še dve Alverdini šminki, ki zvesto ostajata med mojimi najljubšimi. Nadja v barvi fuksije in Magic Kiss v rahlo temnejši rdeči barvi. Obe sta zelo pigmentirani in kremni, pri Nadji pa je najbolj opazno, da ne pušča obrobe temveč enakomerno izgine iz ustnic.
Natural Lipstick Lily Lolo, Alverde, Benecos swatch
Od leve proti desni (left to right): Lily Lolo English Rose, Alverde Nadja, Benecos Rose Pink, Alverde Magic Kiss, Benecos Peach.


Translation
The name says it all. This post is about lipsticks and lip balms that are currently in my handbag. I recently noticed I've been carrying around with me even more lip products than usual so if you're interested in my current favourites just keep on reading.
First, let's talk about lip balms. I've already talked about the wonderfully nourishing, vegan lip balms made out of premium organic and raw ingredients, the Hurraw balms. Night Treatment Balm with blue chamomile and vanilla moisturizes even the most dry lips and the Black Cherry Tinted Lip Balm tints the lips with beautiful subtle cherry color. Its sweet-sour scent always puts me in a good mood. Last lip balm is my newest addition, the Argan Lip Balm* from the Slovenian certified organic brand Zeleno (which meens green). Will let you know how I like it when I test it out some more. 
Now let's get to the lipsticks, shall we? I'm always drawn to them and the last one that sneaked into my cart is the Benecos Pink Rose, a gorgeous mauve/darker pink shade that I love. The pigmentation is amazing, it's quite moistuirizing, the staying power is also quite decent and besides that it has a lovely sweet but fresh scent. The other lovely Benecos lipstick is Peach, a soft pinky-orange, peachy shade with tiny shimmer. Great for everyday use! One of these great everyday colors is also the Lily Lolo All Natural Lip Slick in the shade English Rose*. It's a lip gloss that smells like chocolate and that's all I need to say. :) Read more about it here. Last but not least are two Alverde lipsticks, Nadja is the fuchsia one, Magic Kiss the darker red one. Both have great color payoff, they're creamy and just so nice to wear.
That's all for my current lip products hiding in my handbag. Or should I say they were in my bag because now they are neatly tucked away in my drawer. But I'm sure in the next couple of days I'll be seeing them in my bag once more. :)


Jana xx


*samples generously provided

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