24 Mar 2019

How does cactus smell like? The Body Shop Cactus Blossom



How would you define cactus scent? I wouldn't say that cactus has any particular scent. In fact I'm not even sure if I ever smelled one. Which makes The Body Shop choice of spring scent even weirder. Cactus sounds itchy and scratchy but don't get easily terrified by the sound of it. Cactus Blossom is one of the nicest smelling line from their floral-fruity scent family. It's that kind of scent you can't easily get bored of. It's zesty floral but still neutral. Do you know aloe vera? Kind of the same with a mixture of lime and peony.
 Cactus Blossom Shower gel and Exfoliating Gel Body Scrub have pretty standard TBS formulation. Shower gel is your typical shower equipment (but the scent lasts quite long on the skin), while Body Scrub has biodegreadable raspberry seeds and extra honey. Body Scrub could be a little more rough for the skin-out season. My favourite is Cactus Blossom Body Butter since it softens skin with shea and cocoa butter while the veil of floral scent lasts entire day. I really like it. It's non-offensive and light enough in texture so you're not sticking to everything. 
If you're up for some cruelty-free or vegan cosmetics and pretty neutral spring scent, The Body Shop got you covered.

23 Dec 2018

LUSH Christmas Guide for Everyone without a Bath - Shower Edition



No bath, no problem. In fact, it's the most colorful LUSH Christmas season for no-bath Lushies thus far. What are my and Chubby's spot-on favourites? 
The one who loves long showers
You won't leave Lush store empty handed if your fav person (or you) loves warm showers. A rainbow of famous Snow fairy, spicy Cinders, calming Sleepy and uplifting Ectoplasm in both, naked and bottle version, are perfect to experience a new dimension of showering. Snow Fairy is my personal bubblegum sweetheart, while Cinders is straight-up runner because of warming cinnamon scent. Sleepy is a typical sweet lavender - for those who can't sleep. Another thing I've noticed is that the naked versions are quite creamy in texture so be careful with storing. Still they act totally same as the bottled ones, you just save planet from another plastic bottle or two.

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Nimaš bane, nimaš problema. Letošnja LUSH božična kolekcija je polna mavrica dišečih pripomočkov za pod tuš. Kateri so moji in Čabijevi najljubši izdelki sezone? Dodajam nekaj predlogov za darila in malo svojega skromnega mnenja glede novih Lushevih božičnih izdelkov. 
Za tiste ki obožujejo dolga tuširanja
Brez skrbi, iz Lush trgovine ne boste odšli praznih rok če vaša ljubljena oseba (ali vi) obožujete dolga, vroča tuširanja. Mavrica nagcev za tuširanje Snow Fairy, začimbnega Cinders, nežnega Sleepy in poživljajočega Ectoplasm bo pričarala novo izkušnjo pod tušem. Le odločiti se je treba za najljubši vonj. V času božiča mi vedno prija razigrana Snow Fairy ki diši po sladkorni peni, obenem pa sem očarana nad Cinders, cimet in eksotična pomaranča v enem. Sleepy s sivko ni ravno moj najljubši, ampak je lahko lepo darilo za vse nespečne. Prav tako sem opazila, da so nagci letos res mehki in kremni zato pazite kako jih shranjujete. Obnašajo se popolnoma enako kot verzije v plastičnih stekleničkah, le da naravi prihranite plastiko ali dve. 

21 Nov 2018

If I had to choose among Lush perfumes: Autumn Picks


You might be thinking I'm slowly turning into a quirky LUSH lady but the reality is - I've just wanted to find a way to indulge Lush in another way than simply watching their bath bombs on display (and wishing I had a bath tub too). You, bath bomb lovers, can laugh all you want. I will comfort my sorrow in Lush perfumes and shower gels. I'm beginning to master my Lush scents. Seriously. Ever since Amelie Mae (read about it here) became my summer jam, I'm actually realising how much I've been missing out - not trying Lush perfumes beforehand. If you're a Lushie you most definitely need to find your favourite Lush scent! It's an obligatory step you need to take. But can you really bond to only one scent when there's so much colourfulness that suits different moods?

SLO
Mogoče se vam zdim že kot pokvarjena LUSH plošča, ampak po resnici? Želela sem raziskati še Lush parfume ker se samo slinim ob njihovih kopalnih kroglicah - ki ne pridejo v upoštev pri meni doma. Kopalnica brez bane je prekletstvo. Svojo žalost bom zlila na svojo kožo v obliki Lush stekleničk. S tem pa postajam pravi mali mojster Lush dišav. Ugotavljam kaj mi je všeč in kaj ne. Kakšen je moj karakter, kaj je moj dišavni podpis in kakšen vtis želim pustiti. Lush dišave so več kot barvne lestvice vonjev, pustijo močen pečat ravno zaradi nenavadnih mešanic, ki so daleč stran od generičnih poizkusov. Po poletni romanci z Amelie Mae (preberi tukaj) sem še bolj zaljubljena v čarovnije Lusha. Ko enkrat postaneš pravi Lushie, je raziskovanje svoje Lush identitete zabaven proces. Vprašanje je le, ali se lahko odločiš le za en vonj v mavrici dišav?

22 Oct 2018

Best Matte Lipstick in Drugstore yet? Artdeco High Performance Lipsticks


The crown has fallen. The queen lipstick was for a long time Bourjois Rouge Velvet Lipstick. Actually, it's pretty surprising that I'm so picky with crowning the best lipstick from our drugstores. The more I test, the more standards I acquire. I'm ruthless with lipstick - it has to have ALL! I'm proud to present you my new favourite drugstore lipstick - new Artdeco High Performance Lipstick. That sexy cashmere texture instantly caught my attention as I saw something familiar in it. Check! The texture is actually identical to highly expensive Pat McGrath that I had to order from US. Soft matte formula is super comfy and gives an illusion of bigger lips. Compared to Artdeco, there's only one difference. The price. At 13,95€ a piece I can't really complain. Plus you can skip all the hassle when ordering online.

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Krono za najboljšo šminko nerada predam. V mojem kotičku se menja precej šmink, vendar so  krono zmagoslavja dolgo časa obdržale Bourjois šminke (poglej si jih tukaj). Ravno zaradi dolgoletnega zbiranja in preizkušanja šmink sem do njih neusmiljena - imeti mora VSE! S ponosom vam predstavljam nove kraljice na našem trgu - Artdeco High Performance Šminke. Formulo sem celo primerjala s Pat McGrath šminkami, ki so trenutno ''najboljše mat šminke na svetu'' in jih je težko dobiti v Slovenijo (razen če ste pripravljeni odšteti 50€+). Ista mazljiva formula in isti zaključek na ustnicah je nepremagljiv, saj nežna mat formula subtilno poveča obliko ustnic. Za slabih 13,95€ je to pravcato zmagoslavje, Artdeco pa z lahkoto najdeš na policah Name, Maxija, Mullerja in Tuš drogerije. Naredi si uslugo in preizkusi vsaj eno.