Miss Sporty- 350 in Pearl White

Greetings!

Miss Sporty polishes have somewhat smaller volume and in accord with it, somewhat smaller prices. Before arrival of Smart Girls Get More to Croatia, Miss Sporty has been taking their place in volume, price and audience. I believe they can't be bought here, but I've been to BiH and there they can be bought at a very affordable price and from nice palette of shades.

Pozdrav!

Miss Sporty lakovi su lakovi nešto manje mililitraže i sukladno manje cijene. Prije nego što su Smart Girls Get More stigli u Hrvatsku, Miss Sporty je držao njihovo mjesto količinom, cijenom i publikom. Mislim da ih više nema za kupiti kod nas, no bila sam u BiH i tamo ih možete nabaviti vrlo povoljno i s lijepim izborom nijansi.

Kako očistiti nokte kada lak ostavi mrlje / Cleaning polish stains from nails

After I typed this post and sung praises to Avon's Teal Glitter, I was greatly surprised. It was time to change manicure so I got to the task of taking the polish off. Since it is a sandy with bunch of glitter, I didn't even try to do it the usual way and went straight to the aluminum foil method instead. Also, because of the before mentioned glitter I left the foil somewhat longer than the standard four to five minutes and when I started to take it off, boy, was there something to see. Avon colored my nails blue. Left hand nails weren't so bad so I shrugged and went on to install foil on my right hand. When the soaking was done and I started to remove foil of my right hand, I was a little worried. My nails looked like I was a Smurf. In case you think I overreacted, I submit the following photos as exhibit A.


Nakon što sam natipkala ovaj post i pošteno pohvalila Avonac Teal glitter, dočekalo me iznenađenje svjetskih razmjera. Bilo je vrijeme za promijeniti manikuru pa sam se uhvatila skidanja Avonca. Obzirom da je sandić s brdo glittera u pitanju, nisam ni pokušavala lak skidati regularnim putem, nego sam odmah prionula sistemu s alufolijom. Isto tako, zbog već spomenutog brda glittera, folije sam ostavila da rade svoje nešto duže od standarnih 4-5 minuta i kada sam ih počela skidati, oči su mi ispale. Avonac mi je skroz pofarbao noke u plavo. Nokti na lijevoj ruci i nisu bili tako strašni pa sam samo slegnula ramenima i prešla na instaliranje folija na desnu ruku. Kada je proces namakanja bio gotov i kada sam počela s desne ruke skidati folije, malo sam se zabrinula. Nokti su izgledali kao da sam štrumpf. Kako ne biste pomislili da pretjerujem, prilažem fotke kao dokaz.




Avon Teal Glitter

Late last year, somewhat before Christmas, Avon's polish line Stardust came out. All seven shades have textured finish. Let's not throw words around; they're sandy and since they came out, a lot of reviews are written. I've watched swatches of all shades for a while and thought whether I need any. Thinking lasted even longer because, since I'm a Golden Rose Holiday collection fan, I've had almost all shades, and the fact that Avon is somewhat of an unknown turf when it comes to polishes didn't help. In the end I decided to buy Teal Glitter since there's nothing similar in Holiday collection so I wanted to see what's it all about. Luckily for me, I caught the last train because these polishes were available only in Christmastime and are not available now. :(

Pred kraj prošle godine, tamno negdje u predbožićno vrijeme, izašla je Avonova linija lakova za nokte Stardust. Svih 7 nijansi koliko linija broji, su lakovi teksturnog finisha. Da se ne razbacujemo, radi se o popularnim sandićima i otkako su izašli, napisane su brojne recenzije. Dugo sam promatrala swatcheve svih nijansi i premišljala se treba li mi koja od njih. To se premišljanje odužilo jer, kako sam veliki obožavatelj Golden Rose Holiday kolekcije, gotovo sve nijanse na neki način 'pokrivam', a i činjenica da mi je Avon po pitanju lakova za nokte dosta nepoznat teren, nije pomagala. Na kraju sam se ipak odlučila za kupovinu nijanse Teal Glitter jer sam uvidjela da u Holiday kolekciji nema ništa slično pa da vidimo o čemu se radi. Sva sreća pa sam uhvatila 'zadnji vlak' jer je ispalo da su ovi lakovi bili dostupni samo u to predbožićno vrijeme i više ih nema. :(


Avon Teal glitter
(in shade)/(u hladovini)

Maybelline Colorama - 145 Red

Hello!

Maybelline Colorama are pretty cheep nail polishes and can be bought for about 2 Euros. They come in cute, redesigned, round bottles. However, I'm not happy with most of them because they're quite transparent even though their color in bottle is really promising. Two polishes that I own are an opposite - vibrant in color and opaque.

Pozdrav!

Maybelline Colorama su kod nas prilično jeftini lakovi koje možete kupiti za cca 15kn. Dolaze u simpatičnim, redizajniram okruglim bočicama, no s većinom nisam sretna jer su vrlo prozirne teksture iako bojom u bočici puno obećavaju. 2 laka koje posjedujem su suprotnost tome - živih boja i neprozirne konzistencije.

Dani ljepote na Zagrebačkom Velesajmu

*Croatian only

Pozdrav!

Trenutno se odvijaju Dani ljepote na Velesajmu u Zagrebu, tj. ove godine traju od petka trinaestog do nedjelje, 15.3.


Max Factor - Fantasy Fire

Hello!

I've been gone a while, but I'll make it up to you with one of the prettiest polishes in my collection - Max Factor Fantasy Fire.

Pozdrav!

Dugo me nije bilo, ali ću se odužiti s jednim od najljepših lakova iz moje kolekcije - Max Factor Fantasy Fire.

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 :)