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Lip Review: The Power of Red Lips


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Today I am going to tell you a personal story! A few months ago I was a very nude-lip kind of girl. I did not own any lipsticks with color and preferred nude glosses such as NYX Crem Brullee and MAC Plushglass in Ample Pink. But something in my head clicked and I decided that to be fierce, strong and fearless on the inside, I must push through my limitations. And I know that not wearing a red lipstick is not really a limitation, but in my head a red lip gives you so much pizzaz and strength that I have always admired ladies who can rock it.

So this summer I have two lippies that are amazing and definitely make me feel fierce and fearless. Both are very similar shades – fiery red, with classic bright tones.

IMG_4172The first favourite is the Artistry Signature Color Cream Lipstick in Daring Red*. This is a very classic shade, with a creamy and moisturising texture. It applies like a dream and gives the lips a very plump and sexy look. Of course the staying power is not amazing, but it does not dry out the lips even one bit. What I find so cool for this one is the packaging – it is a twist and click packaging that locks it in, so the lipstick looks very posh and cool.

L’Oreal Color Riches Exclusive Collection by Blake is a matte finish, long lasting and very pigmented lipstick. It applies very smooth and creamy, and stays on your lips through food and drink. It does dry out my lips a bit, but as a matte that is expected.  The shade is very red, with blue undertones and I love that it makes my teeth look whiter. Overall this is a great summer shade, that is best combined with simple eyes and a bit of highlighter on the cheeks.    P1010070 ред

Днес ще ви разкажа една лична история! Все пак е личен блог, нали? Преди няколко месеца бях много безцветно ориентирана в раздела устни. Не притежавах никакви червила с цвят и предпочитах глосове тип NYX Creme Brullee и MAC Plushglass в Ample Pink. Но нещо в главата ми щракна напоследък и реших, че за да бъда силна, безстрашна и “яка”, трябва да превъзмогна някои върешни лимитации.  И да, знам, че червеното червило всъщност не е ограничение, но някак си, в главата ми червените устни дават толкова много “pizzaz” и сила, че винаги съм се възхищавала на дами, които могат да ги носят и да изглежда fierce.

Така че, това лято разчупих леда и използвам две червила, които са невероятни и определено ме карат да се чувствам яка и безстрашна. И двете са много близки нюанси – огнено червено, с класически ярки тонове.

Първият любим е Artistry Signature Color Cream Lipstick в Daring Red *. Това е много прекрасен червен нюанс, с прекрасна кремообразна и лека текстурата. Това червило се нанася като мечта и прави устните много секси на външен вид, а и подхранени в същотото време, тъй като съдържа натурални масла. Разбира трайността му не е толкова невероятна, но пък не изсушава устните ви изобщо. Това, което ми прави супер впечатление в това червило е  опаковката – това е с twist and click технология, която предпазва червилото ви, а и е много интересно и забавно на външен вид.

L’Oreal Color Riches Exclusive Collection by Blake е матово червило, което е много дълготрайно и пигментирано. Нанася се много лесно на устните и издържа всякакви храни и напитки през деня. Естествено, като всяко матиращо червило изсушава, но не е нещо мега драматично. Като цвят е много ярко, със сини отенъци и е най-прекрасно, че този тип нюанси правят зъбите оптически по-бели. Като цяло това е една чудесна лятна придобивка, която най-добре се комбинира с лек грим на очите и малко на хайлайтър по бузите.

 

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In the Green Kitchen: Fruit Infused Water


Summer is here! Heat is scorching and refreshments needed! Fresh cold water is delicious, but since last summer I have discovered an amazing new and delicious way to drink water. It is called fruit infused water, and I am discovering new and new combinations of herbs and spices.

What you do is combine delicious flavors and let them stay in the water for a few minutes. Then put ice and enjoy the colorful deliciousness in your glass (or jar)!

Here are my four favorite combinations:

Cucumber + Lemon + Basil

It is refreshing and delicious. A little sour from the lemon, and satiating and quenching from the cucumber. The basil gives it just a little exotic flair.

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Watermelon + Mint

It is so light and sweet! I love the freshness of the mint in combination with sweetness of the watermelon.

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Grapefruit + Rosemary

It is the most potent one in terms of flavor. The grapefruit gives it a bitter-sweet citrusy punch and the rosemary just takes you away to a filed in France.

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Orage+ Lemon+ Thyme

This one is the boy’s favourite. It is sweet and resembles Orange lemonade. Simply delicious!

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Have you tried fruit infused water or you prefer the fizzy drinks from the store?

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Лятото е тук, а с него и безумните жеги, в които са нужни много течности и свежест. От миналото лято открих плодовите води- това за мен е нов и много вкусен начин да пия вода. Прави се като плодове и подправки се накисват във вода и се оставят 15-20 минути да си пуснат ароматите. Така водата инфузирана с плодове и подправки е лека, приятна и утоляваща. Това, което правите след това е слагате в чаша с много лед и се наслаждавате на ароматната и шарена чаша хлад.

Това са моите любими комбинации…

Краставица + Лимон + Босилек

Тази комбинация е тотална класика! Леко кисела, ароматна и с вкус на лукс.

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Диня+ Мента

Тази комбинация е толкова лека и сладка. Динята, в комбинацията с ментата прави водата много приятна и освежаваща.

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Грейпфрут + Розмарин

Тази комбинация е за ценители – леко горчива от грейпфрута, а розмарина ви изтрелва някъде в прованс.

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Портокал+Лимон+Мащерка

Тази е любимата на момчето. Прилича на оранжада, но не е толкова сладка, а просто ароматна.

DSC_0095Пробвали ли сте такива плодови води? Допадат ли ви или предпочитате газирани изкушения от магазина?

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MAC SS2015 Trend Report (summary)


A couple of weeks ago there was a beautiful MAC event, organised to share with beauty influencers in Bulgaria the trends for the upcoming spring/summer season. Special guest was Baltasar Gonzalez- Director Of Makeup Artistry for EMEA & UK.  Unfortunately due to work-related scheduling conflict I could not attend, but I was fortunate enough to get the highlights of the trend report and the amazing book for the SS15 season.

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Преди наколко седмици M.A.C. организира прекрасно събитие, на което да оповестят тенденциите за идния пролетно-летен сезон. Специален гост на събитието бе Балтазар Гонзалез, който е Director Of Makeup Artistry for EMEA & UK. За жалост нямах възможност да присъствам лично на събитието, колкото и да ми беше тъжно и тежко от този факт, но за моя радост получих прекрасната книга със снимки от модните дефилета за сезон Пролет/Лято 2015 и много ми се иска да споделя с вас тенденциите и продуктите за постигане на ключовите визии. a-demeulemeester-4025-aw15-pw_credit Luca Cannonieri

So in this short and sweet post I am going to summarise the trends and share the products that are essential for achieving the looks.
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Re:View

This is the trend that underlines the eyes and focuses the attention on big and beautiful eyelashes with tons of mascara, dramatic liner and dark shades of shadows. The face is neutral and clean and the lips are natural and nude. Perhaps this is one of my favourites, although not as dramatic and “out there” as during the fashion shows.

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Тенденция, в която главен герой са очите и миглите и очната линия и драматизмът. Изчистено лице, неутрални устни и много, много спирала или невероятни изкуствени мигли или нетандартна очна линия- това е Re:View.

mac review productsThe key products for achieving the look are:
Studio sculpt in Super black lash
Haute&Naughty too in  black lash
205 mascara fan brush
266 small angle brush
Superslick liquid eyeliner
Black cream liner

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Enlighted

This is my second favourite! It is focused on the light, natural lines and highlights. It is all about the highllight! Forget contouring and bronzer, and the many layers of make up. The eyes, lashes and brows are natural or light. Lips are rosy pink and rosy nude. Natural, but enlighted from within.

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Тази визия залага на изчистени и неутрални тонове, с игра на сенки и светлина. Хайлайтърът е преобладаващ, като не се стига до тежък контур, борнзант и напластяване, а просто се поставят леки и въздушни отблясъци по лицето. Миглите и веждите са светли, а устните розови и неутрални.

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The key products for achieving the look are:

Mineralized Skinfinish in Perfect topping or  Lightscape
Mixing medium in  Shine
Gloss texture
Eye gloss in Lightly tauped
Cream color base in Luna
Prep+prime fix +

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Free party

This is where the party is at! Mix of colors and textures. Again the eyes are the centerpiece and they are covered in milky colors – green, blue, purple. Imagine a party in the 60s around a pool with a cocktail in hand. All is colorful and bright in the eyes, but the colors are opaque and soft.

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Тук всичко е цветно и пъстро. Очите са център на внимание и са очертани с цвят – зелен, син, лилав, коралов. Все едно се пренасяме в една предишна епоха и ерата на 60те или отиваме на лятно парти и искаме да сме цветни и пъстри. Идеята е, че цветовете са по-бледи, но не пастелни, плътни и малко по-студени.

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The key products for achieving the look are:

Blue forecast and Super Fresh from Trend Forecast Spring 15 Eyes palette
Gold pigment
Prolongwear paint pot in Perky
Casual color secret in Admirer
3d Silver glitter
Technakohl in Smooth blue

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No make up

It takes effort to look effortless, and the “no make up” make up look is the best proof for this. The trend is to look as natural as possible, no harsh lines, no clumpy mascara, no colors. If “I woke up like this” could be a make up look, this is it. Beautiful skin is essential and and the beauty of it is exposed.

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Тази тенденция изглежда най-лесна, но всъщност изисква много умения. Идеята е да изглеждаме възможно най- естествени и безгрижни, все едно сме се събудили с перфектна кожа и без сенки под очите. Малко спирала, малко пудра, малко коректор на правилните места, розови нюанси по бузките и устните. Тук, може би най-важното е здравата и хубава кожа, за да може с малко грим да се получи  WOW- ефект, който е натурален.

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The key products for achieving the look are:

Must Have Melon and Go Guava  from the Trend forecast lips Spring 15 palette
Eye brows in Lingering and Strut
Studio sculpt defining bronzer in Golden rinse and Delicates
Matchmaster concealer
Prep+prime fix +
Force of nature Shadow

Which is your favourite trend? Do you prefer colors, eyeliner, highlight or “no make up”?

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Коя е тендениця ви е фаворит? Какво предпочитате – очна линия, хайлайт, цветове или грим без грим?

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*Photos are from the MAC Trends SS15 Book and MAC Website

Spring 2013 in Black and White


Черно и бяло ми е най-любимата комбинация и е чудесно, че е гореща тенденция според всички от модния свят.

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Black and white is my favouritest combinations, and it is wonderful that all the fashion world see is as trendy for spring 2013.
Lanvin

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Proenza Schouler

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Narciso Rodrigues

Narciso Rodrigues

Marc Jacobs

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Marc Jacobs Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton

Dolce and Gabbana

Dolce and Gabbana

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Chanel

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein

Images: http://www.style.com/

OMG Shoes for Spring! Part 1: Wedges


Spring is coming, and I am daydreaming for the time I will throw the warm winter boots away and will be able to liberate my ankles and put to use all my other wonderful shoes, sandals, flats, and all the rest that make my feet happy.

So in a hopeful browse on the web for spring trends I am so very excited that this spring there will be new heights. Throw the painful stilettos away, and dive in the world of comfy, yet gorgeous shoes. The Wedges! I am not a huge high heel wearer ( I just lust over them and buy them, but rarely put them on, because my feet and heels don’t get along too well), but I die for a good wedge! They are way more comfortable, less painful and in my opinion cooler than stilettos. Here are some of the faves, I am salivating over…

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Zara

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Anthropologie

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Better Than a Lookbook


Alexander Wang presents the Resort 2012 Ready to Wear Collection in a much cooler digital format with fab soundtrack! Is this the future of the lookbooks?

Probably a bit longer in seconds, but just as cool, lookbooks will be reformatted, interlinked and spread around the social media world in the next few seasons. It is a way more hip representation of the collection in this short video format, and Alexander Wang shows yet again his image as a young trendsetter.

Tumblr on the Rise: Welcome in the Web-land of Beauty


What is the new cool thing you will ask? Tumblr, I shall respond.

With tons of reviews and opinions buzzing in the blogosphere, sites like Business of fashion, Techcrunch and Refinery29 all published their little pieces on Tublr. So yeah, it is buzzing, so it has a factor of coolness to it, and the reason is simple. It is like an inspiration board that meets a gallery in terms of volume, meets a photographer studio in terms of soul.

I opened a Tumblr account not too long ago… to be honest I was quite skeptic about it. There was simply no point for me to have an account there, as I already had my blog, and twitter, and facebook, and linked in, and reddit, and dig, and… and… you get it. Why is there one more social networking something of some sort for me to spend time on, and pay attention to, when I already hardly unplug?

HOWEVER, I’m in absolute love with Tumblr, and to be honest after Facebook, it is the second most used app on my phone. Yes, it even beats Twitter! Why? Because it brings me beauty! It is the little place online haven of pretty where I find gorgeous images that are simply fed to me when I open my dashboard. Yes I spent a bit of time curating the people to follow, but one cannot get it wrong if you choose anything in Art, Photography, Fashion, Architecture… so now every time I open my Tumblr I am flooded with images of beauty, serenity, amazing places, great fashion… photographs that take me away. The level of aesthetics in the posts is amazing, although they range from funny, to cute, to silly to simply gorgeous.

As a very simple microblogging platform Tumblr allows only simple images, quotes, and videos. Rarely there is a post that is more than a hundred words, so I am not paying a lot of attention, to be honest, but simply skipping through the images. I love how informal the platform is, it is very relaxed, and free. One image is reblogged hundreds of times, so the most popular (read stunning) ones will eventually reach your Dashboard. So for me Tumblr is like a feed of the Best of Flikr and Google Images, brought to your doorstep. Of course not for everyone, but for those who have interests in all things pretty (like moi) I would definitely say, give it a browse!

 

Images luxurypassport.tumblr.com and inz.tumblr.com