ponedeljek, 02. marec 2015

February Favourites

Today I'll be sharing last month's favourites with you. February went by really quickly and I almost feel like I wrote the last favourites post two weeks ago. In the past month I've tried a couple of new things but I'm not sure if I'm ready to call them favourites just yet, so they'll need to go through some more testing. A couple of items I've kept loving from the past month (or two) and I'll also feature them at the end of the post.

sobota, 28. februar 2015

Melvita Event in Ljubljana / Melvitin dogodek v Ljubljani

This past Thursday a small selection of Slovenian bloggers were invited to an event at the Melvita store in Ljubljana. First we were greeted by their marketing team and the lovely Barbara told us about the brand itself and how the company started out. The company's founder, Bernard Chevilliat, began the successful story with his brother and as beekeepers they put special care and interest into bees themselves and their importance in eco system and nature itself. Soon Bernard's wife joined them and in 1983 they founded the company that strived for using natural ingredients and creating products that wouldn't contain any harmful ingredients for the human skin/body. Their first product was the iconic hexagonal soap made with honey from their hives. Their line soon expanded with addition of different skin care and body care items, formulated with natural and organic ingredients. In 2002 they gained the ECOCERT certificate for organic products and continue to create innovative products while keeping the origin of ingredients between 95-99% natural, without testing the products on animals. 

V četrtek je Melvita v svoji trgovini v centru Ljubljane organizirala dogodek za nekaj slovenskih blogerk, kjer so nam predstavili svojo zgodbo in njihove linije izdelkov. Najprej nam je njihova predstavnica trženja predstavila zgodovino podjetja in načela za katerimi stoji Melvita. Ustanovitelj in začetnik podjetja, Bernard Chevilliat, je zgodbo pričel z bratom in skupaj sta kot ljubitelja narave prišla na idejo o vključevanju čebel in medu v kozmetične izdelke. Kot biologa sta posebno zanimanje posvetila pomenu in vlogi čebel za ekosistem in samo naravo. Ko se jima je pridružila še Bernardova žena so v letu 1983 ustavovili podjetje Melvita. Njihov prvi izdelek je bilo milo v obliki čebeljega satu, ki je postalo prepoznavni znak, kmalu pa so sledili še drugi izdelki za nego telesa in obraza. Od samega začetka je podjetje uporabljalo predvsem naravne in organske sestavine, v letu 2002 pa so kot ena od prvih kozmetičnih blagovnih znamk prejeli tudi certifikat ECOCERT za organske izdelke. Danes njihovi izdelki vsebujejo med 95-99% naravnih sestavin organskega izvora, podjetje pa zastopa stališče proti testiranju na živalih.
One of their central concerns are product ingredients and formulations. Their products don't include preservatives (parabens), emollients, surfactants (silicones), solubilisers (phthalates) or anti-perspirants.
Med glavne skrbi podjetja sodi uporaba naravnih sestavin, ki so pridobljene z organskim poljedelstvom, brez negativnega vpliva na okolje. Njihovi izdelki ne vsebujejo parafinov, silikonov, parabenov, sintetičnih dišav ali barvil ter formaldehidov.

After their presentation ended the store manager led us around the store and introduced us to their lines, sharing their best selling products and also inviting us to try anything we wanted to. While browsing the shop I tried a couple of products that caught my attention during the presentation: L'Or Bio (a dry oil for face, body and hair with a lovely scent and a fine texture), 3 Honeys balm (another multi purpose product for dry and distressed skin with a honey scent and a hint of sweet orange), Jasmine Bergamot Eau de Toilette (a lovely floral and sensual scent) and Apicosma Hand Cream (rich and nourishing formula for dry skin).
Po predstavitvi podjetja nas je vodja trgovine popeljala med policami in nam predstavila linije Melvitinih izdelkov in nas povabila, da jih tudi same preizkusimo. Med ogledovanjem so mojo pozornost pritegnili: Izjemno zlato olje (suho olje s prijetnim vonjem in lahko svilnato teksturo, ki se lahko uporablja na obrazu, telesu in laseh), Medeni nektar (pomirjevalni balzam za suho in razdraženo kožo z vonjem medu in pomaranče), Toaletna vodica Jasmin Bergamotka (topel cvetlični vonj) in Izjemno bogata krema za roke (bogata in hranilna formula za suho kožo).

I've used a couple of their products before (I loved using their refreshing Organic Rose Beauty Mist in the summer and I'm currently using their Purifying Deodorant and Lavender Floral Waterand I will make sure to stop by their shop very soon again. 
V preteklosti sem že uporabljala Melvitine izdelke (Rožna osvežilna meglicaOčiščevalni dezodorant in Cvetna vodica prave sivke) in se bom ponovno kmalu odločila za obisk trgovine.
 


They also took care of us with healthy raw vegan snacks and smoothies and a generous gift bag. I'll make sure to feature reviews of those products as soon as I give them a proper test run.
Za nas so med predstavitvijo prijazno poskrbeli tudi z zdravimi presnimi prigrizki in smoothiji, ob koncu obiska pa so nam podarili tudi darilno vrečko, katere vsebino bom poskusila čimprej predstaviti na blogu.
Special thanks to Melvita for organizing this event and inviting me to be a part of their story. Stop by one of their stores if you get a chance, the lovely staff is more than helpful, or shop their range of products online.
Posebna zahvala Melviti za organizacijo in povabilo na ta čudovit dogodek. Če imate priložnost se oglasite v eni od njihovih trgovin (Ljubljana - Stari trg ali Citypark; Nama ali Maximarket; Maribor - Europark; izbrane prodajalne Muller po Sloveniji), saj so prodajalke več kot pripravljene na pomoč. Njihovi izdelki so na voljo tudi na spletni strani.

petek, 27. februar 2015

bareMinerals Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara Review

Mascaras are one of the most exciting products to try out. I have a clear picture in my head of what I expect from one and although I always have a back up of my long time favourite (Max Factor 2000 Calorie) I tend to use other mascaras pretty often. When I saw a bunch of positive reviews for this Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara from bareMinerals I immediately decided I had to give it a try.

sreda, 25. februar 2015

Essence Long Lasting Lipliners (02, 05 & 06) + Mac Soar Dupe


Lately I've been really getting into lipliners and it's very convenient that Essence just released a whole range of new Long Lasting Lipliners in 9 different shades. I'm still searching for a lipliner that would match my lips perfectly (I ordered Charlotte Tilbury's Pillow Talk last week) but in the mean time I decided to try 3 shades from Essence: 02 - Sweetheart, 05 - Lovely Frappuccino and 06 - A Girl's Dream.