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Hi! I'm a 21-year-old blogger living in Ljubljana. Student of Art History and English. Stylist and video maker, currently running anablush.com


2015/07/22

My Skincare Routine



Good Morning!

Skincare is an important part of our daily routines - at least it should be! If you are a beauty junkie just like me, you love to try out new products all the time. However I do have my Top 5 skincare products ("holy grail products"), which I always return back to.

Some basic information about my skin: my skin is combination to oily, acne prone and sensitive.

My skincare products

Vichy Normaderm Total Mat - it's a skincare product that is most suitable for combination to oily skin. That's the reason I couldn't go a day without this product - my skin is a true combination type, which gets super oily in the summer. This mattifier helps keep excess shine in check because it targets two main causes of shine: oil and sweat. The formula is super light, hydrating and fresh with a gel to powder texture and leaves your skin with a smooth matte finish. I like it because it leaves your skin dry to touch, really not-sticky - which I just hate and try to avoid all the time. It's also great for acne prone skin because it contains Salicylic Acid. I would highly recommend this product (however I'm also testing L'Occitane Ultra Matte Fluid at the moment, which is just as good as this one - review coming soon!)

Oriflame Tea Tree Oil - my skin is also very acne prone and sensitive so I really have to be careful with different types of skincare products I use. My skin finally cleared out after some very long years but every once in a while I still get some spots that I try to get rid off as soon as possible. And for that I love to use Oriflame Tea Tree oil, which I put on a Q-tip and gently put it on the surface of the spot. I usually do this before I go to sleep and the next morning the results are really visible - there's less redness and a smoother texture.

Benefit Porefessional and Nyx Pore Filer - for all the "large pores" gals out there this product is a true life-saver. Your makeup will never look the same - trust me! It minimises the appearance of pores and basically makes your skin flawless. It's translucent, lightweight, oil-free with a silky texture. Your makeup will stay in place all day and also this primer won't break you out (it contains Vitamin E which really suits the skin). The Nyx Pore Filer is the drugstore dupe for the Benefit one, but comparing these two the Nyx Prmer doesn't even come close to the Benefit one. It makes my T zone even more oily and leaves a very sticky feeling (just like clogging the pores). The price is really high for the Porefessional (around 30 euros) but it's definitely worth every penny.

First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy - if you don't sleep much but still want to look "presentable" every morning this one is for you because it instantly depuffs, brightens and smoothes your under-eye area. Eye Duty Triply Remedy is a complete eye treatment that instantly erases dark circles while also having some serious long-term skin care benefits. I use it in the colour Fair/Medium which is suitable for anyone with light, or slightly tanned skin and Medium/Deep for anyone with bronze, dark skin. This formulation instantly brightens the entire eye area with its naturally sheer tint and light reflecting pigments to create an illusion of bright, smooth and youthful skin. The eyes immediately appear brighter and more awake without putting on any additional (heavy) concealer.

Max Factor Facefinity All Day Primer - I have very oily skin and this has been a great product to help keep oil at bay and extend the wear of my foundation. The texture dries down from sticky to perfectly matte very quickly and once it sets, it's virtually undetectable on my skin. I like to use it under my foundation to pro-long the wear. It also has an SPF, which is another lovely feature because now you don't have to put another layer of suncream under your makeup. This isn't the cheapest primer at the drugstore but it's really an excellent product. Also the packaging is great - a glass pump bottle, which looks very luxurious and unexpected for a drugstore brand. However I would not recommend this one for dry skin because it will emphasise your patchy areas!



Dobro jutro!

Vsakodnevna skrb za kožo bi morala biti naša prioriteta, vendar na žalost prevečkrat pozabimo na njo. Danes vam bom predstavila mojih 5 najljubših izdelkov za nego kože. Najprej le nekaj osnovnih informacij - moja koža je kombinirana, toda bolj mastna v času poletja ter občutljiva, zato je potrebna izvrstna nega.

Vichy je znamka, ki jo že leta z veseljem uporabljam, saj še nikoli nisem imela nobene slabe izkušnje (ne alergijske reakcije kot tudi ne mozoljev). Ker je moja koža še posebej mastna v času poletja moram uporabljati kremo, ki ustvari videz matirane kože. Formula Total Mat je izredno lahka in hidratantna. Krema spada v kolekcijo Normaderm, ki je še posebej namenjena problematični koži, saj vsebuje salicilno kislino, ki je izvrsten tretma aknaste kože. Sama tektstura se iz začetnega gela hitro spremeni v bolj pudrast izgled. Je izvrsten izdelek, ki ga uporabljam prav vsak dan in je nedvomno nepogrešljiv del moje nege.

Oriflamovo olje čajevca je še en izvrsten produkt pri zdravljenju problematične kože. Kadarkoli se pojavijo mozolji s palčko nanesem kanček olja pred spanjem in rezultati so vidni že takoj naslednji dan - prisotne je manj rdečice in sama tekstura kože je bolj gladka.

Ne vem če pri nas obstaja kakšen produkt, ki bi zmanjševal izgled por. Prav zato je Benefit Porefessional definitivno nepogrešljiv del moje kozmetike. Benefit Porefessional zapolni pore in zmanjša videz le-teh ter ustvari gladko teksturo za nanos pudra. Če imate "velike"/vidne pore, bo ta izdelek odličen za vas! Možno ga je dobiti na Feel Unique spletni strani ali pa v Sephori nam najbližji v Italiji.

First Aid Beauty: še en izdelek, ki ga je možno kupiti le preko interneta. Sama sem ga našla na BeautyBay spletni strani in ko sem brala ocene sem bila odločena, da ga preizkusim. In ni mi žal! To je odlična hidratantna krema z roza tinto, ki dobesedno "zbriše" vse podočnjake ter da koži svež in "naspan" izgled. Na voljo je v dveh barvah - v svetlejši (fair to medium) in temnejši (medium to deep). Izdelek je tudi dovolj prekriven, da ni treba dodati nobenega korekterja.

Max Factor Primer: o tem izdelku sem že večkrat pisala, ker je res odličen "primer" in ga vedno znova z veseljem kupim. Je odličen za bolj mastno ali pa kombinirano kožo, saj ustvari matiran videz na katerega nato nanesemo izbrano podlago. Podaljša pa tudi čas nosljivosti le-te. Je popolnoma neopazen, ko se docela vpije v kožo in jo tudi zgladi ter daje občutek mehkobe. Čudovita je tudi steklena embalaža, ki je danes že prava redkost - predvsem pri tako ugodnem izdelku.

Vsi izdelki so visoke kakovosti in enostavni za uporabo, zato vam priporočam, da jih preizkusite!






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2015/07/15

Summer Makeup


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Today's post is all about my favourite summer products - very fresh and of course very pink! There is nothing more exciting than colourful makeup. That's why I always love to mix things up a bit in summer. It's the perfect time of the year when you can really experiment with different shades and finishes. Usually the focus is on the eye makeup and the rest is just a nice complement to the look. I prefer to wear more of a lighter-coverage foundation, especially with a more dewy (fresh looking) finish. For a pop of colour I usually like to wear pink blush and lots of bronzer for that sun-kissed skin look, glossy pink lips and fresh eye-makeup. I especially love to wear shimmery eye shadows (pink, pastel, gold, etc.) and a ton of mascara for a more "awake" look. 


Danes sem se odločila, da po 4 letih pisanja bloga Blush končno (!) začnem tudi z objavami v slovenščini. Na začetku bo seveda malo težko, ker sem navajena pisanja v angleščini, tako da bomo videli, kako mi bo uspelo. Današnja objava je v znamenju mojih najljubših poletnih izdelkov, ki jih uporabljam prav vsak dan. Poletje je super letni čas, primeren za eksperimentiranje z ličili, saj je dovoljeno skoraj vse. Od barv do tekstur - izbira je neskončna. Ker pa so naši dnevi napolnjeni z izredno vročino in izpostavljanjem soncu je temu primerna tudi izbira izdelkov - vse je bolj "lahkotno", sveže in polno rožnate barve :) Poleti se predvsem osredotočam na vtis porjavele kože z obilico bronzerja in dodatkom roza blusha. Vse skupaj pa zaključim še s "svežimi", bolj svetlimi senčili (veliko je pastelnih barv) in obilico maskare. Moja najljubša je od YSL Babydoll, malce bolj ugodnejša pa L'Oreal Miss Manga. 



The products I use 

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation
L'Oreal le blush 115/True Rose
YSL Babydoll mascara 
Kiko Cupcake Nail Lacquer 
Kiko 3D Instant Volume Lipgloss in 206 











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2015/07/13

Re-Wear Your Prom Dress with Ericdress



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Prom season is always so exciting to follow. But now it's officially over and we're all off to enjoy our holidays. I really enjoyed watching all the prom vlogs on Youtube and reading posts from different bloggers. It's always interesting comparing your own prom experience to others, from dresses, food, dancing, etc. Mine was over a year ago, but I still enjoy looking back at the pictures and even wearing my own prom dress on an everyday basis. Yes you read it right - I wear it all the time. I even wrote a blog post all about it so go check it out here. I wore a two piece - a crop top and a pencil skirt form Guess. I love to wear them together on a more formal occasion and separate with more causal looks. 

Ericdress.com contacted me a few days ago to write a post all about the different ways to wear your own prom dresses even after your own prom experience. From sweater (www.ericdress.com/list/cheap-sweater-dresses-102049/), lace (http://www.ericdress.com/list/cheap-lace-dresses-101889/) and sheath ( http://www.ericdress.com/list/cheap-sheath-dresses-102050/ ) dresses - you can literally wear them all the time if you just properly cooperate them into your everyday style. And it's so easy. Use one statement piece (in my case it's my pencil skirt, and in yours your own prom dress) and combine it with more casual clothes - I love to pair them with stripped t-shirts, sneakers, cardigans, fringe jackets, denim, etc. But you just have to be careful not to overdo it. These are just some of my tips but you are completely free when it comes to your own style - do whatever best suits you. Summer is also another great opportunity to bring out those gorgeous flowy dresses and really make a statement with your outfit (especially white). 

With Ericdress.com their dresses can all be worn both on both formal and casual occasions. Here is a collage of my favourite lace/sheath dresses perfect for the summer - summer weddings, parties, Bbq's, festivals, etc. 



My experience / How I wear my Prom look now



Looks from Ericdress.com 







What are some of your ideas to re-use your own prom dress? Let me know in the comments below. 







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2015/07/03

My Mac Collection

Good Morning! 

I haven't been blogging for a while now and I feel so out of practice. I really had missed writing my reviews and taking some pictures of my favourite outfits/products. I'm almost finished with my college final exams and right now I have a summer job, which takes up a lot of time. I've been really busy lately. 

I decided to write one of the most requested posts (probably for all beauty bloggers) - my Mac products / collection. I have collected these products over the past 2 years. You have to bear in mind that it's really hard to buy them because the nearest Mac shop is at least an hour away. We have to change this Mac situation in Slovenia - there are lots of Mac fans out here and they really should consider opening a shop in Ljubljana. The products I own were bought in Vienna, Graz, Klagenfurt, London or Rome - when on holiday. 
My collection is not big as you can see but I wear these products religiously. When I'm buying new items I always like to concentrate on the fact that the products are wearable so I can use them on an everyday basis - that's why I'm spending all that money :) 

BASE

Mac Pro Longwear Concealer - this is my most repurchased product out of all mentioned - I must have repurchased it at least 5 or 6 times. I just keep on coming back to this product. It's by far my favourite concealer of all time. It's a lightweight, fluid concealer that provides medium to full coverage with a matte finish. It helps to conceal dark spots, skin discolouration and under-eye circles and does not cake up at all. Great concealer for all skin types and the colour selection is of course amazing (mine is in the colour NC 20). 

Peaches and Fleur Power Blushes - blendable, buildable, long-lasting and beautiful, natural looking colours. They have an array of colours to choose from and you can literally spend hours at their counter. I personally prefer powder to cream blushes because they suit my skin type much better. 

Soft&Gentle Highliter - this is one of the most adored and hyped up highlighters out there. It gives your skin the perfect glowy finish because it has very fine non-fleaky shimmer. It's really smooth, not chalky at all, and gives your cheeks the perfect uplift. It's also great for fairer skin tones because it has the right mix of undertones which suits everyone. 

EYES

Showstopper Palette (Oh my darling, Jest, Mineralism, Showstopper), Quarry Eye Shadow (matte) - all highly pigmented, blendable and long-lasting colours. You can choose/create your own palettes or purchase the pre-chosen ones. It depends on what kind finishes you prefer and your skin tone. They are quite pricey but will last a very long time. Another cheeky dupe for you: the Quarry Eye Shadow is the perfect dupe for Urban Decay "Tease" eye shadow from the Naked 2 Palette. 

LIPS

Hue (glaze), Shy Girl (cremesheen), Peach Blossom (cremesheen), Myth (satin), Patisserie, (lustre), Angel (frost), Girl About Town (amplified) - I prefer to wear/buy nude lipsticks because they suit my complexion and hair colour best. My favourite finish is definitely cremesheen - creamy, easy to wear and moisturising. You can choose from a VARIETY of lipsticks and finishes because Mac truly gives you a lot of options regarding the lips. I don't have a favourite one because I pretty much wear all of them. All the time :) But if I had to choose just one I would probably recommend Peach Blossom. It's the perfect pink/peachy colour which suits most people. I definitely got most compliments when wearing this shade so I will definitely repurchase it again. 

What is your favourite Mac product? Let me know in the comments below. 














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