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.

ponedeljek, 23. februar 2015

četrtek, 19. februar 2015

Bare Minerals Mineral Veil vs. ELF Mineral Booster

Back in December I ordered a couple of ELF products and as soon as I started using the ELF Mineral Booster in Sheer I noticed how similar it was to one of my favourite setting powders from bareMinerals (Mineral Veil). Once applied to the skin they both leave a very similar finish - somewhere between matte and dewy and make my skin look somewhat normal even if I’m having a bad skin day week.

ponedeljek, 16. februar 2015

sreda, 11. februar 2015

Winter Skincare Routine

Today I wanted to share my winter skin care routine. I’ve been using most of these products for a while now so they’ve been well tried and tested and have been working great at keeping my skin hydrated during winter.

sreda, 04. februar 2015

L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Collection LE/Omejena kolekcija Svezina cesnjevih cvetov iz L'Occitana

Despite the fact that we’re still in the midst of Winter, L’Occitane is already thinking about Spring. This week they released a new limited edition collection of Cherry Blossom products and today I wanted to share my thoughts on the Eau de Toilette(*) and Hand Cream(*) from this line. 
Čeprav zimi trenutno še ni videti konca, L'Occitane že misli na pomlad. Ta teden je na naše police prispela nova linija izdelkov v omejeni izdaji: Svežina češnjevih cvetov. Danes bom z vami delila svoj vtis po uporabi Toaletne vodice(*) in Kreme za roke(*) iz omenjene linije.
For the past couple of summers I’ve been using their ‘standard’ Cherry Blossom EDT so I was really excited to try out their new release and compare the two. Despite carrying the same name, fragrances are pretty different: their standard Cherry Blossom EDT is a classic feminine scent that is fresh and equally floral and fruity, making it a perfect light and classy scent, with notes of Cherry blossom, Lily of the valley, Freesia and Black currant. For an EDT they both last surprisingly long on me, somewhere around 6 hours, when they gradually start to fade away, but still leaving a lingering scent on the clothes.
Že nekaj let v poletnem času najraje uporabljam L'Occitanovo klasično toaletno vodico Češnjev cvet zato sem se novega izzida in primerjave zelo razveselila. Kljub enakemu imenu, sta dišavi ob primerjavi precej različni: klasičen Češnjev cvet je prefinjen ženstven vonj, ki je enakomerno svež, cvetličen in saden. Zaradi tega je toaletna vodica popolna in lahka mešanica z notami češnjevega cveta, šmarnice, frezije in črnega ribeza. Za toaletno vodico imata obe dišavi precej dolgo obstojnost, saj na koži postopoma pričneta bledeti šele po dobrih šestih urah, vonj pa je tudi po tem še vedno prisoten na oblačilih.

The new limited edition EDT feels like a more youthful and fruitier version of their older Cherry Blossom scent, that is a complex but perfect mix of fresh, fruity and sweet. When you first apply it the prevalent notes are mainly fresh and citrusy, including lemon, black currant and water melon, but within minutes the fragrance develops to reveal notes of cherry blossom, rose, orchid and white flowers with a warm woody and musky base. EDT comes in a cute pink box with an embossed cherry blossom print and pattern that you can also find on the bottle itself. This makes is a lovely display item with a feminine touch.
Nova omejena izdaja toaletne vodice Svežina češnjevih cvetov v primerjavi z obstoječo deluje bolj mladosto in sadno. Ob nanosu so sprva prisotne predvsem sveže sadne note (limona, črni ribez in lubenica), že po nekaj minutah pa se razvije v bolj kompleksno mešanico s cvetličnim dodatkom (češnjev cvet, vrtnica, orhideja) in prefinjeno lesno bazo. Toaletna vodica je zapakirana v roza škatljici z reliefnim odtisom češnjevih cvetov, ki se nahajajo tudi na sami steklenički, ki tako lahko postane tudi okrasni predmet.

The Hand Cream is enriched with shea butter and helps protect and hydrate hands. It contains the delicate fruity floral fragrance, leaving the skin soft and scented. The texture is soft and creamy that instantly soaks into the skin and doesn’t leave a greasy film. This small tube is perfect for travelling, keeping it in a handbag or next to a computer to apply throughout the day as a nicely scented little pick me up. It comes in a small pink tube with a cherry blossom print and contains 30 ml of product. 
Krema za roke je obogatena s karitejevim maslom, ki ščiti in poskrbi za vlaženje kože rok. Vsebuje prefinjen sadno-cvetni vonj, po nanosu pa je koža mehka in prijetno odišavljena. Njena tekstura je mehka in kremna, po nanosu pa se krema zelo hitro vpije v kožo in na njej ne pusti mastnega filma. Majhna in priročna embalaža je primerna za nošnjo v torbici, za potovanja ali vsakodnevno uporabo saj lahko nežna dišava takoj polepša dan. Tako kot škatlica od toaletne vodice je tudi na embalaži od kreme za roke cvetlični potisk, krema pa vsebuje 30 ml izdelka.
Besides the new Eau de Toilette 50 ml (36,60 €) and Perfumed Hand cream 30ml (7,60 €), this limited edition line of Cherry Blossom also encompasses Gel Fragrance 14ml (20,30 €), Perfumed Body Milk 250ml (23,40 €), Perfumed Shower Gel 250ml (14,70 €) and Perfumed Lip Balm 12ml (7,60 €). 
Poleg Toaletne vodice (50 ml - 36,60 €) in odišavljene Kreme za roke (30ml - 7,60 €) nova kolekcija Češnjev cvet vsebuje še Dišavni dotik (14ml - 20,30 €), Mleko za prhanje (250ml - 14,70 €), Vlažilno mleko za telo (250ml - 23,40 €) in Balzam za ustnice (12ml - 7,60 €).
I will probably be picking up more items from this collection, I'm mainly interested in also trying the lip balm. Overall, this is another great release from L’Occitane that comes handy just in time for Valentine’s day making it a perfect treat for yourself, your friends or significant other. 

Pri L'Occitane so ponovno poskrbeli za izdajo odličnih izdelkov, tokrat ravno v času za Valentinovo, kar pa naj vas ne zaustavi, da katerega od izdelkov kot darilo podarite kar sami sebi.

L'Occitane products are available at their webite and stores all over the world.

Izdelki L'Occitane so na voljo na njihovi spletni strani in trgovinah po Sloveniji (Ljubljana, Bled, Maribor, Celje, Koper, Portorož, Nova Gorica in Novo Mesto) ter na oddelku kozmetike v Maxiju, Nami in Mullerju.

ponedeljek, 02. februar 2015

January Favourites

Another months has gone by and since I didn't do a monthly favourites post last December this feels like ages ago! This month I've mainly included new to me products - some I've loved using all though out December and some since January.