Rimmel - Desert Beauty

Hello,

after golden Pupa nail polish from last blog post I decided to show you a polish that's between gold and nude so it can be worn really everywhere, including work. It's Rimmel Desert Beauty.

Pozdrav,

nakon zlatnog Pupa laka iz prethodnog posta odlučila sam vam pokazati jedan lak koji ima nijansu između zlatne i nude pa ga zato možete nositi zaista svugdje, uključujući i na posao. Radi se o Rimmel Desert Beauty.


Pupa m077 in Gold

Hello,

I've always considered golden polishes very elegant and sophisticated. Also, they work with my, somewhat warmer, skin tone. That's why I've bought quite a lot so far, and today I'm showcasing Pupa m007.

Pozdrav,

zlatni lakovi su mi uvijek bili u isto vrijeme elegantni i profinjeni, a opet vrlo primjetni. Također idu uz moj ponešto topliji podton kože. Zato sam ih do sada kupila zapravo dosta, od kojih vam danas predstavljam Pupa m007.


Nail polish fix up

Greetings!

My name is Nessy. From last November I translate and edit this blog. I hope you’re satisfied with how I do it. I’m not a huge nail polish buff and my collection counts about ten of them, and only the classic ones in permanent collection. So I can’t possibly join team of authors of this blog on a regular basis. However, my love of written word forms short texts on the subject of nail polish more and more and with Illy’s permission, I’d like to share it with you. I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I have enjoyed writing it.

Our grandmas knew that nail polish isn’t to be used only on your nails. Time has gone by that we had to fix runs in our silk stockings with transparent nail polish, especially since quality nail polish is more expensive than your average nylons but the idea of using nail polish in a different way than you’re supposed to stuck.

Pozdrav!

Moje ime je Nessy. Od prošlog studenog prevodim i lektoriram ovaj blog. Nadam se da ste zadovoljni time. Nisam fanatik lakova za nokte i moja kolekcija ih broji tek desetak i to klasičnih u stalnom postavu. Stoga se ne mogu pridružiti autorskom timu ovog bloga na redovnoj bazi. No kako se moja ljubav prema pisanoj riječi sve više oblikuje i u formi kratkih tekstova na temu lakova za nokte, uz Illyno dopuštenje, podijelila bih je i s vama. Nadam se da ćete uživati čitajući koliko sam ja pišući ovaj tekst.

Još su naše bake znale da se lak za nokte ne koristi samo na noktima. Vrijeme je prošlo da moramo popravljati čarape prozirnim lakom za nokte, pogotovo kad je kvalitetan lak za nokte skuplji od prosječnih čarapa, ali ideja o korištenju laka na drugačiji način od predviđenog je ostala.


P2 Confidential

Hello!

P2 is a brand of polishes that you can't buy in the Balkans, So I get mine from nice women willing to bring them from Germany. It's DM's brand and I hope it'll be available in our DM stores because you get nice and diverse, good quality and cheap polishes.

Pozdrav!

P2 je marka lakova koje ne možete kupiti na Balkanu, tako da ja svoje nabavljam preko dobrih žena koje su ih voljne donijeti iz Njemačke. To je inače brand od DMa i nadam se da će ga i u naše DMove dovesti obzirom da dobivate lijepe i raznovrsne lakove dobre kvalitete za malo novca.


Orly - Ever Burgundy

Hello,

I'm showing you today a lovely burgundy shade from Orly, as the name says it - Ever Burgundy.

Pozdrav,

od Orlya vam danas donosim krasnu nijansu burgundovca kako mu i samo ime sugerira - Ever Burgundy.


Apstrakcija na noktima / Abstract art on nails

My dears, right from the start... Yes, I've hidden my face in shame and went on a guilt trip! I've truly been gone for long! I've had series of days that I haven't been able to start the computer. I'd applied polish to my nails once a week and watch it chip. When that was over, it's like I've lost my touch. I just couldn't do a manicure that I was satisfied with, and my nails went wild. Usually with april started my laments for my nails, but this year it started a lot earlier. Actually, it's as if the period od healthy nails wasn't there at all... :/ Splitting wasn't so bad, but peeling... :O Awful! It all ended up with short and rounded nails that I just couldn't get accustomed to.

Now I don't mind! :D They are what they are, I'll continue to press hard on them! :D

Dragi moji, odmah na početku... Da, pokrila sam se ušima i sakrila sam se u mišju rupu! Uistinu me dugo nije bilo! Imala sam period u kojem je bilo dana kada računalo nisam stigla niti upaliti, nokte bih nalakirala jednom tjedno i onda gledala kako se lak chippa. Kada je to prošlo, kao da sam iz štosa ispala. Nikako nisam uspjevala složiti manikuru kojom bih bila sasvim zadovoljna, a i nokti su podivljali. Obično bi početkom travnja počele moje jadikovke po noktima, ali ove su godine počele puno ranije. Zapravo, kao da perioda zdravih noktiju nije ni bilo... :/ S pucanjem još nekako, ali koje listanje... :O Prestrašno! Sve je rezultiralo ultrakratkim i zaobljenim noktima s kojima se nikako nisam mogla suživjeti.

Sad me više ne dira! :D Kakvi su da su, ja ću ih peglati! :D


Today I've got a manicure for you that I'm quite satisfied with. Too bad I haven't got more space to maneuver around, but I find it cute just the same.

Danas za vas imam jednu manikuru kojom sam prilično zadovoljna. Šteta što nema malo više prostora za manevar, ali i ovako mi je vrlo simpatično.

OPI - All that razz-berry

Hello!

It's been long since I've reviewed an OPI. After we've reviewed a bunch of them, 31 to be exact, I've decided to spend some time with other brands in this blog. However, today I'm bringing you an OPI's beauty - All that razz-berry.

Pozdrav!

Dugo nisam recenzirala neki OPI. Nakon što smo ih recenzirale hrpu, točnije 31, odlučila sam se posvetiti i drugim brendovima na ovom blogu. No danas vam ipak donosim jednog od OPI-jevih ljepotana - All that razz-berry.


NYX - Mother of Pearl

Hello!

Since I've recently put up only reviews of polishes starting with "M", today I'm reviewing a polish starting with "N": NYX - Mother of Pearl.

Pozdrav!

Obzirom da sam vam u zadnje vrijeme izredala recenzije po jedne nijanse od svih lakova na "M", danas vam donosim za "N": NYX - Mother of Pearl.


Moment Fluor 03 in Neon Pink

Hello!

I don't know can you feel how close the summer is, but I certainly do. That's why today I choose to review a neon colored polish I bought at Offertissima.

Pozdrav!

Ne znam osjećate li vi koliko je ljeto blizu, ali ja svakako da. I zato sam u skladu s time odabrala za danas recenziju jednog neonca kupljenog u Offertissimi.


Miyo 29 in Green

Hello!

Today I'm showing you another nail polish that I acquired when visiting Serbia. I've already reviewed Miyo in blue here, and today I'm bringing you this lovely green polish with papaya scent.


Pozdrav!

Danas vam predstavljam još jedan od lakova koje sam nabavila pri posjetu Srbiji. Miyo sam već recenzirala ovdje, u plavoj nijansi, a danas vam donosim ovaj krasni zelembać s mirisom papaje.


Misslyn Satin 07 in Blue

Hello!

Misslyn came up with Satin collection, namely Silk Touch collection some time ago, and today I give you number 7 in blue.


Pozdrav!

Misslyn je izbacio kolekciju Satin, tj. Silk Touch pred neko vrijeme, a danas vam donosim broj 7 u plavoj boji.



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.