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Friday, 29 November 2013

china glaze tounge&chic (autumn nights)


tounge & chic je izašao u jednoj od novijih china glaze kolekcija, autumn nights.
tounge & chic belongs to the one of the newer china glaze collections, autumn nights.

kupila sam ovaj lak pred kraj avgusta, i već sam uspela da ga mažem bar pet puta. malo je falilo da ga preskočim, jer mi se činilo da sam počela da preterujem sa ovakvim nijansama, ali je svakako jedinstven.

lak je potpuno fantastičan, tamna, hladna, duboka petrolej nijansa sa metalik šimerom. primećen je svaki put kad sam ga nosila, i to od strane oba pola. iako sam ga često nosila, toliko me je opčinio da nisam ni jednom bila zadovoljna slikama jer mi se činilo da je uživo još lepši.

za mene je jedini problem što je formula malo pregusta, jedna od onih skoro-jednoslojaca, i zbog toga (uz kombinaciju sa cg četkicom koja mi je generalno preuska) ni jednom nisam uspela da izvučem lep luk. ipak, mislim da je to mala cena za ovu lepotu.

prirodna svetlost:
i bought this polish in the end of august, and i already managed to wear it at least five times. and i almost missed out on it, because i tought i'm really overdoing it with these sorts of shade, but it surely is unique.

it's such a rich shade, dark, cool teal with metallic shimmer, definitely a stunner, since it never got unnoticed when i had it on my nails. i got compliments from both sexes! i wore it a lot, and got so mesmerized by it that i was never happy with the pictures, i don't think they do it justice.

for me, the only problem is that it is slightly thick, one of those almost one-coaters, and because of that (and the fact that i generally don't like cg's narrow brush), i could never really apply it perfectly, but that's a small price to pay for gorgeousness!

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Saturday, 23 November 2013

picture polish lagoon (collaboration shade)


kada sam planirala drugu narudžbinu koja je uključivala i picture polish lakove, znala sam da želim nekog iz njihovog širokog spektra plavaca, ali mi je bilo baš teško da se odlučim. na kraju, lagoon mi je izgledao najinteresantnije, i znam da sam donela pravu odluku.
when i was planning my second order that included picture polish, i knew i wanted one of quite a few blues, but it was so hard to choose one. in the end, lagoon was the one that looked the most interesting to me, and now i'm sure i made the right choice.

picture polish je australijska kompanija koja je došla na odličnu ideju da kontaktiraju najpoznatije blogerke i da im, u saradnji sa njima, naprave lakove. lagoon je kreacija sam, čiji blog se zove fashion polish. njihov opis lagoon:""tirkizni jelly sa rasejanim holo efektom i suptilnim zelenim  šljokicama."

potpuno sam se zaljubila u ovj lak. bazna boja je savršena, sviđa mi se i rasejani holo jer mu daje dodatni bling, ali me najviše oduševljavaju tirkizne šestougaone šljokice koje izgledaju kao da su zakopane duboko, skoro pa u bazi. iako je jelly, pokrivenost je savršena. začuđujuće, mislim da mi je još lepši u hladu.

pošto prvi put predstavljam picture polish lak (iako sam isprobala sve koje imam), moram da kažem da sam baš zadovoljna i formulom i četkicom, a da i ne spominjem koliko mi se sviđaju njihove neobične nijanse.

prirodna svetlost:
people from australian nail polish brand, picture polish, had this great idea to contact the popular bloggers and design a polish for them. lagoon is creation of sam from great blog called fashion polish. their desription: "lagoon is a turquoise jelly holo (scattered) with a subtle smattering of ariel green glitter."

i am completely in love with this shade. the base color is amazing, the scattered holo particles give it a bling, but what i love the most is the turquoise hex glitter that looks buried in the bottom layer. even though it's jelly, the opacity is amazing. what's weird, i think i love it even more in the shade.


since it's first time i'm presenting picture polish (even though i tried all polishes i have), i have to say that i'm impressed with both the formula and brush, not to mention really creative polishes they make.


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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

chanel alchimie 591 (superstition)


chanel-ova kolekcija za ovu jesen se zove superstition, i u njoj su tri laka: elixir, mysterious (kog takođe imam) i današnja zvezda, alchimie
this autumn chanel collection is called superstition, and has three polishes: elixir, mysterious (that i also bought) and today's star, alchimie.

zvanični opisi nijansi su često problematični, ali mi se čini da je ovog puta uhvaćena suština: "zlatni khaki". promo slike su me uplašile da će biti neznatna razlika njega i peridot-a (kog inače obožavam, da me ne shvatite pogrešno), ali novitet ima dosta manje šimera i zlatnog tona.

već sam spominjala da obožavam maslinastu boju (a, recimo, masline ne mogu da smislim), tako da ni ovaj lak nije izuzetak. ovakve nijanse ili obožavate ili mrzite. iako ima metalik završnicu, formula je prilično dobra. vidi se poneki trag četkice, ali uživo su gotovo nevidljivi.

prirodna svetlost:
the official descriptions can be problematic, but this time, i think it captured the essence correctly: " a golden khaki". promo photos scared me that it would be really close to peridot (don't get me wrong, i'm a huge peridot fan), but the new one is much less shimmery and golden.

i mentioned already that i'm a huuuge fan of olive color (funny enough, i hate olives), so this one is not an exception. with these shades, you either love them or hate them. although it is a metallic polish, application is easy enough. there is a brushstroke here and there, but nothing really visible in real life.

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Saturday, 16 November 2013

a england dragon (the legend)


ovo je dragon, iz a england the legend kolekcije, i vrlo verovatno najfantastičniji lak ikad!
this is dragon, from a england the legend collection, and it may just  be the most amazing polish ever!

mislim da je moja ljubav prema a england lakovima već dobro poznata, iako sam do sad predstavila samo saint george i tristam. dragon je moguće prvi swatch a englanda kod sam videla i potpuno se raspametila, mislila sam da je nemoguće da postoji lak koji kao da je preslikan iz mojih snova. jednom, sam imala priliku da dođem do njega, i ne znam zašto je saint george dobio prednost. sledećih nekoliko puta je bio raspordat ali evo, konačno je moj!

adina iz a england voli poetično da opisuje lakove, i malo mi je veštački da prevodim tako da evo kako ona doživljava ovog zmaja: "like sunlight glinting off his iridescent mossy green scales, the fearsome Dragon lays basking arrogantly, awaiting his due!"

za mene je on savršena srednje zelena baza sa rasejanim holo efektom i duohrom zlatno-bakarnim šimerom. formula je standardno fantastična, ne mogu dovoljno da nahvalim ove lakove jer su tako dobro napravljeni!

prirodna svetlost:
my love for a england polishes is well known, though i published only saint george and tristam. dragon was probably the first swatch of a england i saw, and it blew me away, i thought that there can't be a polish that would be soo much like everything i ever wanted. once i had an opportunity to get it and opted for saint george instead, next time it was out of stock but now it's finally mine!

they like to describe the polishes in a bit poetic fashion, and this is the idea of dragon: "like sunlight glinting off his iridescent mossy green scales, the fearsome Dragon lays basking arrogantly, awaiting his due!"


it is such a beautiful, medium green scattered holo with duochrome gold - copper shimmer. formula is standardly amazing, i can't get enough of these polishes, they are so well made!

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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

catrice marylin & me (550)


danas, neočekivano, predstavljam jedan povučen catrice lak, marylin & me.
today, unexpectedly, i'm showing one of the catrice oldies, marylin & me.
desilo se sledeće - namazala sam ovaj lak u nedelju posle posla, nosila ga u ponedeljak, bila potpuno nezadovoljna slikama, izbrisala ih, skinula lak u juče po poslu, standardno namazala nokte lemony flutter-om i pustila da ga upiju. krenula sam da vratim očišćenu bočicu u kutiju, i po prvi put u životu, bočica mi je ispala. pošto ovi postdok stanovi nemaju tepihe, bočica se razbila u milion delova i crveno se slivalo svuda. čišćenje je potrajalo, ali sam rešila da ono malo laka što je preostalo iskoristim da ga opet namažem za poslednju priliku da ga uslikam.

iskreno rečeno, lak je već bio u donjoj trećini bočice. kupila sam ga pre nekoliko godina kad je bila nestašica china glaze ruby pumps, i rešila da rp ne kupujem dok ovog ne potrošim. zbog toga sam ga relativno često mazala.

po meni, ovaj lak je potpuno novogodišnje-božićni. pošto je formula jelly (prava crvena sa šimerom i šljokicama), uvek sam nosila tri sloja, pa nije ni čudo što se brzo trošio. sad kad je ostatak u korpi za smeće, čini mi se da mi je bio draži nego što sam mislila. ako ništa drugo, sad mogu da kupim ruby pumps :)

prirodna svetlost:
the thing is, i applied this polish on sunday after work, wore it on monday, was completely unhappy with photos, deleted them, removed it yesterday after work, regularly applied lemony flutter and let it soak. i cleaned the bottle, went to put it back in the box, and for the first time in my life, dropped it. since these postdoc apartments are carpetless, the bottle broke into million pieces, red spilling everywhere. it took me a while to clean up, and decided to use the little polish that remained to re-apply it for it's last possibility of being photographed.

to be honest, the polish was in the last third of the bottle. i bought this one a few years back, since there was shortage on china glaze ruby pumps, and than decided that i couldn't buy rp until i finish this one, so i would wear it every once in a while.

there is something christmasy in this red jelly with shimmer and glitter. since it is a jelly, i always wore three coats, so it's no wonder i used up so much. now that the remainder is in the trash can, i feel like i liked it more than i knew. oh, well, it seems it's time to buy that china glaze :)


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Friday, 8 November 2013

opi meet me at the star ferry (hong kong)


meet me on the star ferry  iz opi hong kong kolekcije za proleće 2010 je, bar za mene, boja za starije gospođe ali sa tvistom.
meet me on the star ferry from opi's hong kong collection back in spring 2010 for me is a granny colour with a twist!

oduvek sam imala pomešana osećanja prema ovom laku. izgledao mi je zanimljiv u bočici, ali iako obično ne razmišljam o tome da li mi neka nijansa stoji ili ne ako mi se lak sviđa, za ovog sam se plašila da će mi ruke izgledati staro. izgleda da se to ipak nije desilo!

boja je baš teška za opisivanje. po meni, uglavnom je prljavo rozikasti mauve, ali može da povuče i na šljivasto, ljubičasto, roze pa čak i braon. zlatni šimer je dominantan, ali ima dosta raznobojnog šimera. i finiš je malo pipav za opisivanje. nije očigledna folija, ali nije ni jednostavni šimerasti lak.

počela sam sa dva sloja laka, bez nadlaka, ali sam ujutro i na direktnom suncu shvatila da imam poneko ćelavo mesto, pa sam dodala još jedan sloj o nadlak. formula i čestkica su tipičnog opi kvaliteta i jednostavni za korišćenje.

prirodna svetlost:
i always had mixed feelings about this polish. it looks interesting in a bottle, but even though i really don't care if a color suits me as long as i like it, i was scared that this one will make me look lake an old lady, but it looks like it didn't!


the color is so difficult to explain. to me, it's mostly rosey mauve, but it can look like plum, purple, pink and even brown. gold shimmer is dominant, but there is also a variety of shimmery particles in it. the finish is also a bit tricky to describe, it is not an obvious foil, but it's not a simple shimmery polish either.

i started with two coats without a topcoat, but in the morning and direct sunlight, i saw some bald spots so decided on adding another layer plus topcoat. formula and brush are of typical opi quality and easy to work with.

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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

dance legend android (new prism 12)


dobri holo lakovi su mi omiljena podvrsta, a dance legend android definitivno spada u tu grupu.
oh, how i love good holos, and trust me, dance legend's android is one of those!
dance legend je ruski big 3 brend koji ima dosta zanimljivih kolekcija, ali je meni ipak najinteresantnija new prism, koja se sastoji od 12 fantastičnih holo lakova koji mogu ne samo da se uporede sa china glaze omg, već i da je prevaziđu.

mislim da nije iznenađujuće da sam izabrala android kao dance legend prvenac. na žalost, na fotografijama je dosta plavlji nego uživo, pošto je boja prava morska zelena sa plavim podtonom i linearnim holo efektom.

sve vezano za ovaj lak me je oduševilo! četkica je baš kakva ja volim, široka i ravna, formula je kao san i praktično je jednoslojac, sa drugim slojem samo da mu da dodatnu dubinu. holografski efekat je fantastičan, oživljava sa trunčicom sunca ali nije dosadan ni u hladu. jedini minus je da ima jak miris, mada ne znam da li je to samo do moje bočice. ipak, pošto je tako savršen, ovo neću uzeti za zlo.

prirodna svetlost:
dance legend is a russian big 3 free nail polish brand that has very interesting collection, but, at least for me, new prism is their highlight, with twelve amazing holos that can compare to, or even surpass, china glaze's omg.

i think that it's not surprising that i chose android to be my first dance legend polish. unfortunately, in pictures it's more blue than in real life, because it is an aqua green linear holo with a blue undertone.


everything about this polish is impressive! the brush is just how i like it, wide and flat, formula is dreamy and it's practically one coater, the second one is only to give further depth to the color. holographic effect is really amazing, it comes to life with just a bit of sunlight, while not being dull in the shade. the smell is a bit strong, though, i don't know is it just my bottle, but since it's so perfect, i'm not complaining

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Saturday, 2 November 2013

new in: october 2013


ne znam kako da vam objasnim koliko sam srećna jer, posle dva meseca potpune suše, konačno imam materijal za post s novitetima!

već je prošlo dva meseca od kad živim u ovoj blago egzotičnoj zemlji, i par dana mi je bilo dovoljno da shvatim da će moj uobičajeni režim kupovine lakova morati potpuno da se promeni. ovde nema brendova koje generalno volim i, iako sam naletela na par dior i chanel štandova, imaju samo osnovnu kolekciju, a na ysl mogu da zaboravim. postoji i essie štand, ali ja generalno i nisam neki fan essie lakova.

zato sam znala da ću iskoristiti odlazak na odbranu doktorata da pokupujem sve novitete. rezultat je prikazan na prvoj slici, plus stihijski essence na drugoj.

a kada sam se vratila, moja prva narudžbina me je čekala, sa lakovima na slici br. 2.
i can't even explain how the fact that this month i have a new in post, after two months of drought, makes me all fuzzy and happy inside!

it's been two months already since i move to this rather exotic place, and it took me just a couple of days to see that my nail polish shopping days are, if not completely over, than just not what i'm used to. there are no brands that i usually use, i found a couple of chanel and dior counters that have only the core collection, but i can forget about ysl. there is an essie stand, but i'm not an essie fan to begin with.

so, i knew that i'm going to have shopping madness when i went to defend my thesis. the end result is in the first picture, plus the unplanned essence in the second.

then, when i returned, my first order arrived, resulting in beauties in the picture no 2.
 dior: mystic magnetic, galaxie; chanel: rouge moire, alchimie, mysterious; ysl vert d'orient; illamasqua facet
picture polish: pshiiit, a england: briarwood, dragon; dance legend android; essence the icredible


iskoristila sam priliku da sa sobom ponesem neke stare lakove. noviti su ovi van kutije, plus par zoya, china gleza i opi, dok su u kutiji uglavnom catrice, essence i nyx, većinu planiram da potrošim ovde i neće doživeti povratak.

činjenica da sam imala samo 20 lakova me je činila pomalo tužnom. još uvek, uglavnom, lak menjam dnevno, i u poslednjih par nedelja sam imala osećaj da mi treba promena, tako da sam sad dosta srećnija.
i also took a lot of old polishes back with me. the ones out of the box are the new ones, plus a couple of zoyas, china glazes and an opi, while the box is full of catrices, essences and nyxes, the majority is planned to be finished here.

having only 20 polishes made me a bit unhappy. i still (usually) change the polish daily, and in the last couple of weeks, i really needed to spice things up a bit, so this makes my much more satisfied.

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