Stare nijanse koje nisu za baciti / Old shades not to be thrown away

I planned on using some of the oldest shades I've got in my collection for this manicure. I was wandering if the polishes are still good. They sure are gorgeous. If they weren't, they wouldn't have found their way to me. :) I wanted something a bit more embellished, but I worried about how it'll look. I like to do all kinds of things, but mostly I experiment with colours, not accessories. I'm really pleased with how it turned out and I got some compliments on top of it.

Kod ove sam manikure prvenstveno imala u planu napraviti nešto s nekim od najstarijih primjeraka u mojoj kolekciji. Znaimalo me jesu li još uvijek funkcionalni. Predivni svakako jesu. Da nisu, ne bi nikada ni došli do mene. :) Htjela sam nešto mrvicu nacifranije, ali me bilo strah kako će to izgledati. Volim raditi sve i svašta, ali većinom eksperimentiram bojama, a ne dodacima. Prezadovoljna sam kako je uspjelo i pobrala sam stvarno extra komplimenata.

Manhattan - 34K in Orange

Hello!

Manhattan is another good drug store brand. It's more acceptable than L'Oreal, comparing their price, and they're about the same when it comes to their quality, at least when it comes to their polishes. Although, I believe Mitrochka would disagree since she always says that Manhattan polishes are a disappointment, so you have both opinions in one place :) I think they're really good.

Anyhow, today I'm bringing you the pictures made a while ago, when the sun was shining a lot more, and the smell of snow wasn't in the air. Here's a polish from Quick Dry collection, Manhattan 34K.


Pozdrav!

Manhattan je još jedna od dobrih marki drogerijskog ranga. Cjenovno je pristupačnija od L'oreala, a kvalitetom su tu negdje, barem što se tiče lakova za nokte. Iako vjerujem da se Mitrochka ne bi složila s time obzirom kako ona uvijek kaže da su joj Manhattan lakovi razočaranje pa nek se oba mišljenja nađu na jednom mjestu :) No meni su stvarno dobri.

U svakom slučaju, danas vam donosim slike napravljene pred neko vrijeme, kad je sunce puno jače sjalo, a snijeg se još uvijek nije mogao ni namirisati. Radi se o laku iz Quick Dry kolekcije, Manhattan 34K.



L'oreal - Magic Croisette

Hello!

L'oreal is a quality, drug store brand that my friends and I like to buy. Their mascaras and lipsticks receive the highest praises but their polishes do not fall far behind. The last one I showed to you was my favourite nude polish - Rose Bagatelle and today I'm showing you another, dark blue beauty - Magic Croisette.

Pozdrav!

L'oreal je kvalitetna drogerijska marka kozmetike koju rado kupujemo moje prijateljice i ja. Najviše se hvale njihove maskare, ruževi, ali i lakovi ne zaostaju kvalitetom. Zadnji koji sam vam pokazala je moj najdraži "nudać" - Rose Bagatelle, a danas vam predstavljam jedan krasni tamnoplavi - Magic Croisette.


Watercolor nails

An inspirational photo with this technique I've got in my inspirational TO DO folder since long time ago. I've always considered it cute, but truth be told, I've always hesitated to try a technique that I couldn't control the outcome because it doesn't depend on me how the colors will overlap and I really wasn't prepared to do a manicure that requires more work in cleaning up after than the manicure alone. Since I had some extra free time, I dared to try. You really can't know until you try.

Jednu inspiracijsku fotku s ovom tehnikom sam jednom davnih dana spremila u TO DO folder. Uvijek mi je ovo bilo simpa, ali iskreno, zazirala sam od tehnika kod kojih pod prvo ne mogu kontrolirati ishod jer ne ovisi o meni kako će se boje na svakom noktu pospoijti, a pod drugo, nisam bila spremna raditi manikuru u kojoj će mi više posla zadavati čišćenje nereda nego sama manikura. Kako sam ovih dana imala nešto viška slobodnog vremena, odvažila sam se ipak pokušati. Ne znaš dok ne probaš.


Inglot 304 in Golden Peach

Hi!

Happy New Year! I hope you celebrated it in god company and merry surroundings :)

I own just one Inglot polish, No 304. In my opinion, the brand is quite expensive, so I'd never bought it until Inglot store was closing and everything went 70% off. Then I bought this polish for about 3 Euros, a lipstick and I think that was it because the rest of the things I was interested in were already sold.


Pozdrav!

Sretna vam Nova Godina! Nadam se da ste ju proslavili u dobrom društvu i veselom okruženju :)

Posjedujem samo jedan Inglot lak, broj 304. Obzirom da je ta marka po meni dosta skupa, nisam ju nikad prije kupovala sve dok se prodavaonica Inglot kozmetike nije zatvarala pa je sve bilo sniženo 70%. Tada sam kupila ovaj lak za samo 23kn, još jedan ruž i mislim da je to to jer su stvari koje su mi bile interesantne već bile rasprodane.



Spotted with a bow

When I decide what manicure to do, I stick with the new, untried nail polishes. After I choose one polish the search begins: Pinterest, Google, my inspirational TO DO folder... The number of those new and untried polishes is still pretty big and I was on a good way to shrink it, but the day before yesterday I received four new beauties and I also bought three... What a torture! :) I don't buy a lot of nail polishes lately, but when I do, I go crazy. :) Today’s new and untried example is Catrice Fred Said Red so I present this polish to you and everything that comes with it. 

Kada odlučujem koju manikuru napraviti, držim se novih, neisprobanih lakova. Kad odaberem lak, onda krećem u lov po Pinterestu, Googleu i po svom ispiracijskom/TO DO folderu. Broj takvih novih i neisporbanih primjeraka je i dalje poprilično velik i bila sam na dobrom putu ka smanjenju, ali prekjučer sam dobila 4 nove divotice i još sam si kupila 3... Koje muke! :) Ne kupujem u posljednje vrijeme puno lakova za nokte, ali kada me pokosi, onda radim dar-mar. :) Današnji novi i neisprobani primjerak je Catriceov Fred Said Red pa vam predstavljam njega i pripadajući komplet.

Catrice Fred said red

Golden Rose 58 in Rose

Hello!

Golden Rose is very well known brand in the Balkans, and for a very good reason too. There are many collections, with new ones coming often, and the choice of colors and make up is excellent and not too expensive. In this post you'll read a review of a polish from Golden Rose Paris collection.

Pozdrav!

Golden Rose je na prostoru Balkana vrlo poznata marka, a za to postoji i vrlo dobar razlog. Naime, ima puno kolekcija, često dolaze nove kolekcije u tu brojku, a i izbor boja i vrsta kozmetike je odličan te ne košta previše. U ovom postu vidjet ćete recenziju laka iz Golden Rose Paris kolekcije.


Gabrini Diamond - D 65 in Green

Hi!
In alphabetical order, today I've got Gabrini in line for review. I took photos of it in the summer when I'd bought it - in a booth in Crnomerec where they were sold together with Golden Rose. Gabrini's are perfectly fine for the price you're paying and I paid just over a Euro for it.

Pozdrav!
Abecednim redom, danas mi je na red došao Gabrini na review. Uslikala sam ga još preko ljeta kad sam ga i kupila - na štandu na Črnomercu gdje su prodavani skupa Golden Rose i Gabrini lakovi. Gabrini su inače sasvim OK lakovi za cijenu koju plaćate, a za ovaj sam dala čitavih 8kn.



Flormar Sorbet 02 in Green

Hi everybody!

Here's another holiday proposal. I'd say that the main colors for the holidays, especially Christmas, red, green and white, and as festive as they can be - sequins, nail art, stickers, anything. Of course, it's easy to squeeze in silver, blue for white snowflakes' base... So I've decided to show you one holiday polish from one of my favorite brands: Flormar, Sorbet 02.


Pozdrav svima,

evo još jednog prijedloga za blagdane. Rekla bih da su glavne boje blagdana,  pogotovo Božića,  crvena, zelena i bijela i to u što veselijim izdanjima - šljokice, nail art, naljepnice, bilo što. Naravno, uguraju se tu lako i srebrna, plava kao podloga za bijele pahulje... I tako sam odlučila pokazati vam jedan blagdanski lak meni vrlo drage marke: Flormar, Sorbet 02.



Golden rose Galaxy 14 i 15

Today we have a couple more Golden Rose Galaxy on our menu. Up until now you could see shades 12 and 21 and my opinion on them. In the meantime I acquired two more shades from this line and I plan on stopping there. First piece of reason for it is that that are all the shades I was interested in and second you can read below.

Danas su još dva Golden rose Galaxyja na meniju. Do sada ste na blogu mogli vidjeti nijansu 12 i 21 te moje dojmove o njima. U međuvremenu sam si nabavila još dvije nijanse iz ove linije i na tome mislim stati. Prvi razlog tomu je taj što su to sve nijanse koje su me zanimale, a onaj drugi i bitniji ćete iščitati u daljnjem tekstu.

Eveline 401 in Holographic Sand

Eveline hasn't been here in Croatia for long, but I must say that looking at price and quality ratio, they are a nice surprise and I like to use all kind of their products like lipsticks, eye liners, lip glosses and so on.
Their smallest polish collection where each polish has 5mL is Eveline MiniMax. Polishes in that collection have really nice summer colors, but there are also a few holographic shades from which I will review 401 in sand color.

Eveline kao brand nije ovdje u Hrvatskoj dugo prisutan, no moram reći da mi se odmah svidio zbog dobrog omjera cijene i kvalitete. Zbog toga volim koristiti i njihove druge proizvode kao što su ruževi, tuševi za oči, sjajila i sl.
Njihova najmanja kolekcija lakova sadrži lakove od samo 5mL, a zove se Eveline MiniMax. Lakovi iz te kolekcije dijele se na kremaste koji su vedrih ljetnih boja i holografske. Recenziju jednog od njih možete pogledati u ovom postu. Radi se o Eveline Holographic 401 boje pijeska.


Essie - Aruba blue

Hello!

Today I'm bringing to you a classic blue - Essie Aruba Blue. Even if you have only a few polishes, chances are you've got a blue one. I've got a bunch of them, like every other color, but I think I've got the most blue-ones. This classic doesn’t stand out from other blues, and yet it's so beautiful in color that people notice the manicure because blue nails aren't the most common scene in the world so it makes for a nice shift from more common red and pink. How about wearing blue spiced up with glitter or stars for holydays?

Pozdrav!

Danas donosim jedan klasični plavac - Essie Aruba Blue. Čak i ako imate samo nekoliko lakova, velika je vjerojatnost da posjedujete i neki plavi lak. Ja ih imam hrpu, kao i svih drugih boja, no mislim da plavih zaista imam najviše. Ovaj klasika se ničim ne ističe od drugih plavaca, a opet je tako lijepe boje da ljudi primijete manikuru jer plavi nokti nisu najuobičajeniji prizor na svijetu pa čine dobar odmak od recimo uobičajenih crvenih i rozih. Što kažete da za blagdane nosite plavu boju začinjenu glitterom ili zvjezdicama?


Essence - Be my lucky star

Hello everyone
Today I'm showing you one of Essence’s sandys - Be my lucky star. I've applied it on nails without any base color so you can see it in his true self. Unfortunately, you can see that the nails are still quite visible underneath the polish. That’s why I suggest it to be worn over some other polish. For me one of the prettiest combinations for this polish is right over white polish. That way it creates special winter atmosphere and makes quite an impact - try it!

Pozdrav svima!
Danas ću vam pokazati jedan od Essenceovih pjeskića - Be my lucky star. Nanijela sam ga na nokte bez baze u boji da ga možete vidjeti u njegovoj pravoj prirodi. Nažalost, možete vidjeti da se nokti još dosta dobro vide ispod laka. Zbog toga predlažem da ga se nosi preko nekog drugog laka. Meni je jedna od najljepših kombinacija ovaj lak nanijeti preko bijelog! Tako stvara posebni zimski ugođaj i izgleda vrlo efektno - probajte!


Deborah 161 in Red

Hello!

You're probably preparing for the upcoming holidays, so I recommend an excellent Deborah polish in deep red. It's suitable for wearing on it's own, but it's also great for upgrades: green Christmas trees, snowflakes, sequins or whatever you had in mind. :)


Pozdrav!

Vjerojatno se spremate za nadolazeće blagdane, pa preporučam jedan odličan Deborah lak duboke crvene boje. Prigodno je nositi ga samog, a odličan je i za nadogradnje - sa zelenim borićima, sniježnim pahuljicama, običnim šljokicama, ili što već imate na umu :)




MoYou Pro 7 over China Glaze

Hello everyone!

Just like Mirtochka, I have only recently been succeeding at stamping my nails so today I'm showing you one of my successful attempts.
You can read more on what I used for this manicure in the follow-up.


Pozdrav svima!

Kao i Mitrochki, i meni je pečatiranje počelo uspjevati od nedavno tako da vam danas predstavljam jedan od po meni uspješnih pokušaja.
U nastavku pročitajte što sam sve koristila kako bih postigla ovu manikuru. 

Triput hura za pečatiranje

I'm really happy to be able to share a stamping manicure with you that I managed to do perfectly without cheating. You may know that I usually make stickers which I, playing it safe, first stamp ant then just apply to nail. Well now I decided to put an end to it! Not only did I succeed but I’m also overjoyed because I’ve opened a whole new world of options and combinations for my manicures.


Jako sam happy što napokon s vama mogu podijeliti manikuru s pečatiranjem koje mi je savršeno uspjelo bez varanja. Znate da obično radim stickere koje onako ziheraški otpečatiram i onda samo nakeljim na nokat. E pa ovaj sam put odlučila tome stati na kraj! Ne da mi je uspjelo, nego sam presretna jer sam si otvorila popuno novi vid manikiranja s brdo opcija i kombinacija.

Color Club - Poker Face

Hello everyone!

Today I'm writing a post about an older manicure that I've forgotten I had pictures and I wrote about it here in March when I had upgraded it with stickers.
Color Club Poker Face is lovely warm orange going towards coral that has to be presented on its own.
 
Pozdrav svima!

Danas pišem post o jednoj starijoj manikuri na čije slike sam zaboravila i zapravo sam u trećem mjesecu postala tu manikuru nadograđenu naljepnicama ovdje
Color Club Poker Face je sam po sebi krasna topla narančasta koja naginje koraljnoj i koju svakako valja prezentirati i samostalno.


Tryin' to be cool


The manicure I'm showing you today is a real piece of work. It didn't spare me and it was a problem doing it. The stars just didn't align. Watching it like this, I know it was worth it…but still, I wanted to get out of my skin. :)


I saw this idea online too, I just changed the colors. However I had to think of a way to make this in as little amount of time as possible because drying first, then second and finally third coat really didn’t have much sense. Regretfully, I didn’t have that much time so I made my famous stickers the day before. Actually I just applied some black creamy and some gold sandy polish on the foil and when it was time for my manicure, I took off dried polish of the foil and cut it in lines.


Manikura koju vam predstavljam danas je baš prava mustra. Nije me štedjela i baš je bilo problematično napraviti ju. Jednostavno mi se zvijezde nisu posložile. Dok je ovako gledam, znam da se trud isplatio, ali svejedno... Htjela sam iz kože iskočiti. :)

I ovu sam ideju vidjela negdje online samo sam promijenila boje, ali trebalo je smisliti kako da ovo napravim u što kraćem roku jer sušenje jednog sloja, pa drugog i naposljetku trećeg stvarno nema smisla. Toliko vremena nažalost nisam imala te sam dan ranije napravila one moje famozne stickere. Zapravo sam samo na foliju nalakirala mrlje crnog creme laka i zlatnog sandića i onda kada je manikiranje došlo na red, skinula sam mrlje s folije i izrezala štrafte.


Ciate - Purple sherbet

Hi all!

I have a great friend who bought me this delicious shade. Why do I use word delicious? I have at least two reasons that I can remember:
1st: it's so beautiful that I would eat it :D and
2nd: it's pastel colored as an ice cream, mmm

Pozdrav svima,

Imam divnu prijateljicu koja mi je kupila ovu slasnu nijansu. Zašto koristim riječ slasno? Pa iz najmanje 2 razloga:
1. toliko je prekrasna da bih ju jednostavno mogla pojesti :D
2. pastelne je boje pa podsjeća na sladoled mmm



Ruffian manikura

Something simple today... No stamping, no stickers, no troublesome manicures, just good old ruffian. I like this nail art technique a lot because it’s simple and minimalistic, with clean lines, and even if you messed up the color combo, the minimalism and the shipshape thing should get you out of the woods. What I’ve envisioned this time was something cheerful, lively colored in mint-turquoise and purple. Of course I’ve got distracted and led astray to purple but not nearly as fun and vibrant.

Danas nešto jednostavno... Nikakvo pečatiranje, pravljenje stickera, kao ni ine muke po manikiranju, nego samo dobar stari ruffian. Ovu tehniku nail arta jako volim jer je jednostavna i minimalistička, čistih linija i čak i da zeznete kombinaciju boja, taj minimalizam i cakum-pakum đir bi vas mogao izvući. Ono što sam si ja ovog puta zamislila je nešto veselo, živih boja i to kombinaciju neke mint-tirkizne i ljubičaste nijanse. Naravno da se našlo nešto što me totalno odvelo s puta i ostala sam pri ljubičastoj, ali nimalo veseloj i živoj.