Prepare your lips for the colder days!

Labello is my favorite brand of lip balms, and I keep repurchasing from them again and again. I find that their products nourish and protect my lips, because they don’t get chapped as fast and they look really nice afterwards.

Labello products

The first product is called Fruity Shine in Cherry, which gives your lips a nice shimmery look. It smells amazing and if you want shiny lips, this is the product for you.

Fruity Shine

The next one is called Repair & Beauty and it’s for dry and chapped lips. This is my all time favorite products from Labello, and every time I finish one up, I get a new one. It makes my lips really soft and moisturized, it stays on them for quite some time and it also gives them a really nice, natural looking color.

Repair and beauty

Labello recently came out with Lip Butters, and everyone seems to like them. I have the Raspberry rose and Coconut one – this one is their newest. I love the smell of them and they are great for my lips. The only problem I have with them is that they come in a pot. This means that you have to put your finger in them every time you want to (re)apply them. I think this is really unhygienic and I don’t want to disinfect my hands every time before I use a lip product, because that really dries out my hands.

So I usually only apply it before I go to bed or in the morning, when my hands are clean. But the formula itself is amazing and they smell awesome!

Lip Butter

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Mini Haul – Catrice Cosmetics

I’ve really enjoyed Catrice Cosmetics in the past, so I wanted to try out more from them.

I purchased their Nude Illusion foundation in 020 Rose Vanilla, translucent Prime and Fine Mattifying powder, Lash Boost – Lash Extension Fibres and an Infinite Shine Lip Gloss in color Sugar Crush.

Catrice Cosmetics

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4th October – World Animal Day

It all started back in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence, to raise people’s awareness of endangered species. October 4 was chosen because it’s the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

A bit about me. Over the last year I’ve made some changes in my life, because I realized how blind and ignorant I’ve been all this time. As I mentioned in a blog post a while back, it all started for me with a 30 day vegan challenge. I’ve never really thought about food, it was just something I very much enjoyed, including meat.

But ever since last year, after I’ve came across a lot of videos about food and animal abuse, food was no longer just food for me. From that point on I knew I’ll no longer be able to eat meat. I always knew that animals were probably being tortured and treated badly, but I never actually looked it up to see just how bad it really is. After seeing all that, meat was no longer an option for me.

Pony

Now I can’t even look at the ‘meat section’ at the grocery store, because pictures of those poor tortured animals come to my mind, and I’m no longer able to see it as ‘just food’.

Sheeps

I get really sad when people try to convince me that being a vegetarian is bad/wrong/unnatural, because I think that if these people would just take 10 minutes of their day, and instead of trying to convince me to change, watch a video or two about what happens with the food that’s on their plates, they would change their minds. If not, I feel like something is wrong with them.

I’m not trying to force anyone to start being a vegetarian or a vegan, but I think that if people just tried it for some time they would realize that there is still plenty of other food to eat, that they won’t get sick and what’s most important, that animals are so much more than just your food. If you are doing something because of the ‘right’ reasons, you won’t doubt yourself and you won’t feel like you’re forcing yourself into doing something.

Horse

Animals are loving and caring creatures, and they are very much aware of the world around them. So because today is the World Animal Day I just wanted to use this opportunity and raise some awareness and maybe make you think a bit about what is actually on your plate and what it was before it came there.

I feel like it’s impossible to change others, but if you start working on yourself and you’re trying to make a better world, it will also affect people around you. Just by changing yourself, you’re already making a difference.

I’d like to finish off this post by saying that there are plenty of things you can do to help animals, not just going vegetarian/vegan. For example, one of the really big things are definitely animal shelters, who are overcrowded most of the time and where abandoned animals are waiting for you to adopt and love them. I feel like it’s almost rude spending 1.000€ for a dog/cat, when you could save so much animals with donating this money and by adopting a (free) pet from a shelter.

My big dream for the future is to adopt a few animals of my own and to show them, that the world can be a nice and a safe place for them as well.

Tacka

Be the change you want to see in the world!

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Avon Clearskin – Face Masks

I’m not really a fan of buying makeup from a catalogue, because they never list product ingredients and swatches can be really off sometimes. I did however buy two face masks from Avon and their Clearskin range and they are quite good.

Avon Clearskin

Face masks

The first one is called Deep Treatment Mask, for blackhead clearing. It has 0.5% salicylic acid, which works great on problematic skin. The price is around 6-7€ for 75ml and it’s white. This one did dry out my skin (I have combo skin), so I usually only apply it on problematic areas (mostly T-Zone). You leave it on your skin for 10-15 minutes, and then you rinse it off with warm water. You do have to put a nice moisturizing product on my skin afterwards, because this one will dry you out.

Inci

The second one is called Black Mineral Mask, and it’s supposed to be Pore Penetrating. This one also has 0.5% of salicylic acid in it, the price is the same and you get 75ml of the product . This one is in black color. I do prefer this one, because I think it’s a bit less drying on the skin, but still just as effective.

Inci

Thanks for reading today’s blog post. Have your tried any of this masks?

Nordic Collection by OPI

OPI is one of my favorite nail polish brands, because I really enjoy their color selection, I like the consistency of nail polishes and their brushes are easy to handle. I also really enjoy the names of their polishes – they always come up with something unique and interesting.

OPI Nordic mini collection

OPI came out with this new mini set, called Nordic Collection by OPI, for fall/winter 2014. The collection consists of 4 different nail polishes:

1) My Dogsled Is A Hybrid (creamy sea green color)

2) Do You Have This Color In Stock Holm? (blue-violet color, note: it’s a bit more violet in real life, see picture below)

3) My Voice Is A Little Norse (shimmer)

4) How Great Is Your Dane? (cinnamon coffee color)

OPI Nordic collection

This Little Northies mini nail lacquers are super cute and in fact mini. Each nail polish contains 3.75ml or 1/8 fl.oz. They are perfect for traveling, their brushes are still great quality and easy to use.

My favorite color from this collection is ‘How great is your dane?’, and I really enjoyed putting over one of my nails the ‘My voice is a Little Norse’ shimmer color, to spice it up a bit.

Thanks for reading today’s blog post. Which color from this collection is your favorite?

*****

OPI je že kar nekaj časa ena iz med mojih najljubših znamk, ko kupujem lake za nohte. Všeč mi je vrsta različnih odtenkov, tekstura lakov in tudi sam čopič, ki je zelo enostaven za uporabo. Poleg tega so mi zelo všeč tudi imena njihovih lakov, saj so res zelo zanimiva in edinstvena. Veliko OPI lakcov lahko najdeš po ugodnih cenah na spletni strani Za Piko Na I.

Tokrat nam OPI ponuja mini kompletek OPI Nordic, kolekcija jesen/zima 2014.

OPI Nordic mini

Kompletek vsebuje 4 lakce:  My Dogsled is a Hybrid (mentolna, modrozelana s kremastim finišem), Do you have this color in Stock holm? (živa, močna, modrovijolična s kremastim finišem), My voice is a Little Norse (v sivkasti podlagi drobne, večje in manjše holografske bleščice) in How great is your dane? (​temna čokoladnorjava s sivim podtonom in kremastim finišem).

Kompletek lahko najdeš na tejle spletni strani po ugodni ceni!

Mini lakci so mi zelo všeč, saj jih rada vzamem s seboj na kakšno potovanje, ker ne vzamejo veliko prostora. V tem primeru gre za ‘mini’ lakce v pravem pomenu, vsak od njih vsebuje 3.75ml laka. Všeč mi je, da so ohranili relativno velik čopič, ki je zato še vedno zelo uporaben in omogoča enostaven nanos.

OPI nail polsih

Moj najljubši lak iz te kolekcije je ‘How great is your dane?’. Trenutno si nohte zelo rada nalakiram tako, da na vsaki roki po en noht (običajno prstanec) namažem še z bleščicami, da nekoliko razbijem monotonost. Tukaj sem lahko uporabila kar lakec iz tega kompletka, in sicer My voice is a Little Norse.

Spletna trgovina Za Piko Na I pa ponuja tudi veliko drugih izdelkov. Preveri katere tukaj:  www.zapikonai.si

Hvala, da si si vzel/a čas in prebral/a današnji blog. Kateri OPI lakec iz Nordic kolekcije pa je tebi najbolj všeč?

I Love Extreme – Crazy Volume Mascara

I’ve finally caved and bought this mascara from Essence, because everyone seems to love it. I don’t really like experimenting with mascaras, because most of the time I end up being disappointed. But because it’s really inexpensive I bought it.

I fell in love with it right away!

Essence I love Extreme Mascara

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Russell Organics – Vitamin C Serum review

I was really happy to hear that StrawberryNET.com wanted to do a collab with me. They are an online store with over 32.000 products to choose from, they always have great discounts (even on luxury brands!!), free gifts & free shipping. If you are their regular costumer, they will offer you loyalty and rewards programs, etc.

They are really nice and have a great costumer service, so I would definitely recommend that you check them out.

They sent me a product to test out from a brand called Russell Organics.

I’ve heard about this brand before, but never tried any of their stuff. The founder of the company is called Richard Russel, and the brand itself offers luxury beauty products. The company is eco friendly; they minimized the use of boxes and are using containers that are easily recycled, they are also cruelty free and vegan !

Russell Organics

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