Grazia beauty awards 2017 – Slovenija


Grazia Beauty Awards 2017

Leto je naokrog in revija Grazia je ponovno podelila “lepotne nagrade” najboljšim lepotnim izdelkom. Verjamem, da žirantke (dr. Metka Adamič, Ajda Sitar z bloga Ajda’s, lepotna urednica Grazie Alenka Birk, Alenka Mirt (ki je sedaj pravzaprav Alenka Kesar), Martina Vrhovnik, Ana Gregorič in Bernarda Marovt) niso imele enostavnega dela, saj so morale preizkusiti na desetine izdelkov. Verjamem, da ste glasovale tudi bralke in s tem pomagale izbrati svoje najljubše izdelke. Pogledamo, kateri so zmagovalci in za katere izdelke sem glasovala sama? V vsaki kategoriji spodaj sem z rdečo barvo označila svoj izbran izdelek, z zlato barvo pa zmagovalni izdelek. Če je zmagal izdelek, za katerega sem glasovala tudi sama, potem rdeče oznake ni in je samo zlata.

Hvala reviji Grazia za prijazno posredovanje informacij o zmagovalcih in čudovitih ilustracij zmagovalcev, v katerih lahko sedaj uživaš tudi sama.


Izdelek, ki spremeni življenje: nominirani so bili Artdeco Liquid Camouflage tekoča podlaga, Catrice HD Liquid Coverage, Vichy Dermablend 3D korektivni puder ter Essence Prismatic Rainbow Glow osvetljevalec (kratka ocena te čaka *tu*, trenutno pa ga lahko osvojiš tudi v moji nagradni igri na moji Facebook strani).

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Party šminka: nominirani so bili Artdeco Ombre lipstick, Essence Shine Shine Shine lip, Catrice Ombre Two tone lipstick, Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet, Isadora Twist Up Matt lips in Clinique lip pop mate.

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Za popoln ten: nominirani so bili Artdeco set korektorjev Colour Correcting stick (4 svinčniki), Essence Instant Mat Setting Spray, Catrice Light&Show contouring blush, Max Factor Miracle Touch, Bourjois healthy mix, Rimmel Fresher skin, Isadora Cover up foundation in Vichy dermablend korektivna podlaga.

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Za uau trepalnice: nominirani so bili Artdeco maskara Color&Care, Lux Factor eyelash serum, Essence The False Lashes mascara Extreme Volume & Curl, Catrice Rock Couture maskara (mojo objavo si lahko prebereš *tu*), Max Factor false lash epic, Rimmel Wonderful maskara, Bourjois Volume reveal maskara ter Isadora Built Up Extra volume maskara

Grazia Beauty Awards 2017

Izdelek za nohte: nominirani so bili Artdeco instant repair, Essence colour boost, Catrice Soft Blossom, Rimmel Super Gel, Isadora second nail, Zoya fast drops in Catrice Iconails (mojo objavo si lahko prebereš *tu*).

Grazia Beauty Awards 2017

All in one izdelek: nominirani so bili Artdeco 3v1 fixing spray, Essence my must haves palette (mojo objavo si lahko prebereš *tu*), Catrice The Nude Blossom eyeshadow palette (mojo objavo si lahko prebereš *tu*) ter Isadora BB krema.

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Grazia Beauty Award Winners 2016

This Thursday, the Slovenian issue of Grazia Magazine gave out the Beauty Awards for the first time in Slovenian history. Among 111 products, seven beauty experts chose winners in different categories. We also got to vote, but I haven’t gotten any feedback from Grazia if our votes counted in any way (will update if I find out).

Anyway, here are the winners. All the photos (which are gorgeous, are from the Grazia website, give them some love *here*).

Life changing product: Vichy Dermablend

I have not tried this product yet. It is supposed to cover minor to major imperfections, such as redness, dark circles and uneven skin surface).

I voted for: Vichy Dermablend, because Nika from Beautyfull Blog gave it a big thumbs up 🙂

Wau effect: OPI Rapid Dry quick drying top coat

I like OPI polishes but so far, I haven’t been too impressed with the base and top coats

I voted for: Avon Eyeshadow Primer, which is one of my favorite primers of all times. View Post

Midyear favorites 2015

You may have noticed that I stopped doing monthly favorites about 6 months ago. The reason is quite simple – I don’t have many new favorites every month, so I prefer not to talk about products until I have a firm opinion about them. With that in mind, I give you my mid-year favorites for 2015 – the products I used and loved in the first six months of this year.

Let’s start with body products. I’ve talked about both of these before.

My first favorite is Nivea In-Shower Body Milk with shea butter. I love the idea of moisturizing while taking a shower and it really saves me a lot of time. I prefer this formula for dry skin to the one for normal skin – the shea butter really gives it the additional *umph*.

Secondly, I’ve really been enjoying my Stenders Salt Scrub in Rose and it’s not long before I’ll completely run out. It’s a fine scrub with some rose petals in it – it gets rid of the old epidermis and also moisturizes, since it’s oil based. The only downside is the amount of time you’ll need to scrub your shower clean after using it.

For hair, I haven’t found my new favorite shampoo&conditioner combo just yet. The only thing I am including here is my Kerastase Elixir Ultime. I apply this to my roots and about 10 cm up after each wash and I feel I’ve had lot less split and dry hair in the past few months. This product is quite expensive, but the bottle will last you ages, since you need the smallest amount per day / per wash.

I was the last beauty blogger on the planet to get something from the L’Oreal Micellar line, but I now understand why everyone is so excited about it. I really, really like this micellar gel – the tiniest amount removes my daily make-up without any problems. It also does quite a good job at removing waterproof mascara, although I must admit that I usually tackle that with other products.

After L’Oreal Micellar gel, I tend to use the Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser. I have talked about this great product before – it’s really easy to use (massaged into the skin and rinsed off), smells wonderfully and leaves my face clean and fresh.

For moisturizer, I am almost done with the Afrodita Hydra Thermal 24h Ultra Moisturizing Cream. I really like this product – it’s a simple, no fuss moisturizer and it does its job. Also, from all of the products in these favorites, I would guess that it has the best price: number of uses ratio. View Post

Best of 2014 – #1 Make-up

The end of the year is always the best time to look back at all the good and the bad that happened and the same goes for our beauty world. It’s taken me ages to go through everything and really gather my thoughts, but I’ve picked out the best of the best and I’m ready to share them with you. To stay organized, I’ve picked only one product from each general category (well, I cheated in a couple of them, but I really TRIED, so don’t hate me). Let’s start with make-up. And let me just say in advance that I’ve tried to keep it short, so the reviews are really minor. If you want to read more about these products, check out my monthly favorites and the reviews by categories I’ve done in the past months.

First up are the basic tools. I’ve accumulated a bunch of new brushes and applicators this year (obviously, since I did not own any before) and I must say that considering my inexperience in the field, I’ve done quite well.

A couple of my favorites are to be found on the picture above. We have the Real Techniques blush brush – an amazingly soft brush which is just large enough to hit the apples of my cheeks perfectly. I included two of my Ecotools blushes – the powder brush which I actually use for bronzing but is a great all-around brush, and the Ecotools large eye brush which I use for simple application all over the lid and is just big enough to make my job a lot quicker in the morning. I was considering including my Sigma e40 as a blending brush, but to be honest, this Essence blender does the job just as well – I just can’t seem to find them anywhere anymore. Let me know if you know where I could get my hands on some more of these!

For face products, I’ve picked some I’ve loved recently as well as those I could not live without during the summer months. I won’t go into a long rant about the face primer – I’ve talked about the Maybelline Baby Skin instant pore eraser so much already that if you’ve been reading my blog, you know that I absolutely adore it. For foundation, I’m going to go with the Rimmel Match Perfection which is not a heavy duty foundation but not exactly lightweight, either. It covers up most of the blemishes but does not look unnatural. View Post

(Very Pink) October Favorites

I’m not a big fan of these autumn months. They bring bad weather and I’m constantly cold, clients start burning budgets which means long hours and a lot of traveling, and the Christmas time seems a million of years away. But I am trying not to be too depressed by all this and search for happiness in little things. And here are five products that made me smile in October – a very pink month, obviously.

As I already mentioned, I dyed my hair brown a couple of weeks ago and the hairdresser was furious with me because of the condition of my hair. She suggested that I use some natural oil on my hair, which I am doing, but I still cannot my paws off my Syoss Glossing Shine Sealing Finish Fluid. It’s a big name for a great product. I take a drop or two of this, rub it into the bottom half and the tips of my hair and it gets an instant healthier and shinier look to them, while also taking some frizz away as an extra bonus. I will say that since it is oil based, it will make your hair feel greasier after a couple of days. Still, I think it’s a great product. I’ve picked it up in E. Leclerc for about 9 € and it will probably last me more than a year, so it’s great value for money as well.

Fall makes me want to dig into my stash and pull out some darker nail colors, while also tempting me to buy new ones. This month’s favorite is Bahama Mama by Essie, which doesn’t sound very autumnal, but I personally love it for this time of year. It’s a deep, dark plum color and would probably look fantastic with some brighter nail art on it as well.

Bourjois Happy Light matte serum primer has been my recent substitute for the Maybelline Baby Skin. Since I’m wearing more and more heavy moisturizers as the days grow cold and the air gets dry from the heating, I need a mattifying primer to take the shine away. This primer is great at doing that. It does feel somewhat heavy and it’s difficult to apply in small quantities since it dries so fast, but my face stays matte for about 12 hours without having to reapply any mattifying powder or use oil sheets. I got this at Asos on sale for about €12.

I bought the beautiful pink Essence Studio Nails nail corrector pen a while back and since I’m not too clumsy with my nail polish I’ve barely gotten through the first tip (I think there are 2 or 3 extra still waiting for me). At this rate, the nail polish remover will probably dry up before I am done with the tips, but for this price (I think it was about €2?), it’s absolutely worth it. For extra bonus, it nourishes your nails with jojoba oils and does not smell, probably since it is infused with Acai berry aroma.

Last up is the Make-up Revolution Anti-bacterial brush shampoo. I’ve loved this since the first time I’ve used it but I wanted to go through the paces and see if my brushes love it as much as I do. Now that I’m sure of that I can definitely declare it my favorite. It has been about 10 washes of 30 brushes now and I’m not even half way through the bottle which was about €7 at

What were your October favorites? Link them down below!

Until next time, stay beautiful, stay awesome!