27. avgust 2016

New In #15

Avon Shineburst Gloss Stick Iced Mocha & Rose

Avon Shineburst Gloss Stick Iced Mocha & Rose
I got these two not long ago from Avon. I was very excited when I got them, because the shades are just up my alley. Iced Mocha is a cool toned nude shade and Rose it's rose, but a little bit on a cooler side too. They are easy to apply, the formula is very smooth and glossy. The are not long lasting, they are more for summer when you need something quick and easy to apply. The whole review with swatches of all 15 shades you can see on Petra's blog.

23. avgust 2016

Oriflame The One 5-in-1 Wonder Lash Mascara

Oriflame The One 5-in-1 Wonder Lash Mascara

Oriflame The One 5-in-1 Wonder Lash Mascara comes in a purple plastic packaging with gold writing on it. I like that it's sleek and it doesn't have that big bulky design some mascaras have.

Oriflame The One 5-in-1 Wonder Lash Mascara

I like the brush, on one side bristles are very short and on the other they are longer. The brush combs through my lashes and it separates them well. It also leaves just enough product on the lashes, that it doesn't make them stick together.

Oriflame The One 5-in-1 Wonder Lash Mascara

This mascara provides more natural looking lashes, so if you don't like clumpy spidery lashes, or if you want something quick and easy to apply, this will be the mascara for you. But if you like longer looking lashes or very black lashes, this product probably isn't for you.

Thank you for reading!

*I got this product at SummerMBeauty blogger event

20. avgust 2016

Avon Nailwear Pro+ Minty

Avon Nailwear Pro+ Minty

Another one from Avon's Nailwear Pro+ nail polish range. I already reviewed one shade, called Sheer Citrus, here. Today I'm going to talk about a gorgeous shade, called Minty. It is such a pretty mint shade, perfect for summer, because it brings out the tan. The brush is the same, as by Sheer Citrus, straight cut and narrow. The formula is quite thick and harder to apply, compared to Sheer Citrus. I used three coats, it can be opaque in two, but it leaves visible strikes, so it needs three coats for even application. It is easy to remove.
The application is a bit pita, because it can quickly look too thick on the nails, but I think it's all worth it in the end, because it's such a nice summery color.

Avon Nailwear Pro+ Minty

Avon Nailwear Pro+ Minty Swatch

Thank you for reading!

*This product was sent to me

17. avgust 2016

Shower Gels by Avon

Avon Naturals Coconut & Starfruit Shower Gel and Red Rose & Peach Shower Gel, Avon Senses Energizing Joyful Tropics Papaya & Peach and Delightful Orchard

Avon Naturals Coconut & Starfruit Shower Gel and Red Rose & Peach Shower Gel
I have been testing Avon shower gels for a while, so I thought I would do a post about all four of them. First, I will talk about the Avon Naturals line. Coconut & Starfruit shower gel has a nice smell, I barely smell coconut, it probably smells more like a starfruit, but I wouldn't know, because I have never tried or smelled starfruit. On the other side, Red Rose & Peach has a much stronger scent, it smells mostly like roses, which I don't like. They both have a nice consistency, not too runny and not too thick and they foam well. They don't nourish the skin, neither do they dry it. You get 200ml in the bottle. 

Avon Senses Energizing Joyful Tropics Papaya & Peach and Delightful Orchard
Next are Avon Senses Energising shower gels. Joyful Tropics Papaya & Peach it's a great summery scent, more subtle that the one I'm going to talk next. Delightful Orchard smells mostly like Raspberries, I smell apple and cassis too. It's a strong scent, but I love it. This is probably my favourite out of all four. Both of them have a creamy consistency, that foams very well for my taste. These aren't nourishing either. You get 250ml in the bottle. I only had one problem, they are hard to open, especially with wet hands. 

My favourite is definitely the Senses Energizing line, I like the design more (despite the cap) and Delightful Orchard it's one of my favourite shower gels right now. 

Thank you for reading

*These products were sent to me

Second Blog Anniversary and Some Changes

Now, at the end of August I am celebrating my second blog anniversary. The past year just flew by. I have been focusing on my blog more, I can't even imagine my life without it anymore. But there was one problem, I didn't like my blog name and I wanted to change it for so long, but I didn't find anything that I would like. I really admire bloggers, who have creative blog names. As you can see I have finally decided on the name, Lana Talks, it's simple, but I like it. I also bought a domain with my new name, so everything it's just easier, so I don't have to worry about losing my traffic and all of that. But it is a pita, because I have to change all my social media. For now, I've changed my Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest, but I'm still waiting for Bloglovin and Facebook. I don't know if I should change my blog mail too, for now I will just leave it like it is. This post it's just so I can tell you about my new blog name, so you don't get confused and in the evening there will be another one, but beauty related. :) 

13. avgust 2016

Catrice Moon Rock Effect Nail Lacquer 01 Silky Way

Catrice Moon Rock Effect Nail Lacquer 01 Silky Way

At first, when I saw pictures of new products for autumn and winter, nail polishes didn't catch my eye. Then I saw swatches from the new Moon Rock line of nail polishes on Melanie's blog and I fell in love. I wanted to have all six of them, but I'm glad I waited and really chose one color I like, maybe I will go for that red one too, but for now that's it. I bought the lightest shade, called 01 Silky Way, because I thought it looks very elegant.

Catrice Moon Rock Effect Nail Lacquer 01 Silky Way

As you can see on the pictures, Catrice Moon Rock Nail Lacquer in 01 Silky Way, is a light rosy shade. I personally think it looks very elegantThe brush is straight cut and it applies the nail polish well. The formula is quite thin and it dries fast. This particular nail lacquer needs at least three coats and even then white tips on nails are picking through. The nail polish has a lot of shimmer and some bigger lighter flakes. The polish is quite hard to remove, but not as hard as I expected. You get 11ml for around 3,5€.

Catrice Moon Rock Effect Nail Lacquer 01 Silky Way

Catrice Moon Rock Effect Nail Lacquer 01 Silky Way Swatch

Catrice Moon Rock Effect Nail Lacquer 01 Silky Way Swatch

What do you think of the Moon Rock nail polish range by Catrice? Thank you for reading!

10. avgust 2016

Summer Essentials (Skincare, Nails)

Summer Essentials (Skincare, Nails)

I already made a post about sunscreens and a post about my favourite summer makeup products. Today I'm going to talk about summer skincare and my favourite nail polishes.

Fruttini Milky Orange Body Spray
I have had this body spray for a few years, because I have been saving it like crazy. With all the stuff I love, I save it and then it goes bad. But this summer I have been using it a lot. I love everything that smells like oranges, so this is just for me. It smells so good, it's a strong orange scent, but not too strong.

Uriage Eau Thermale
A real blessing in the summertime. I got two of these little bottles at SummerMBeauty blogger event. I have been switching between this one and Balea's one, that I already talked about last year, in this post. When I get hot I spray it on my body and it cools me down a little.

Avon Advanced Techniques Sun-Light Spray Beautifying Hair Protector
Contains UV filter, so it should protect your hair. I have used it a few times. I really like it,  I don't really know how well it protects the hair, but I can tell you, that it doesn't stick the hair together, I have a feeling that it also makes them a little softer.

Avon Naturals Skin Care Hydrating Aloe & Cotton Face Spritz
It contains AHA, which can cause sun sensitivity. I made a mistake and didn't read that, so I have used it on the sun at the seaside. I kept it in the cooler bag, so it was more refreshing. And even though I was using it in the sun, I didn't notice any sensitivity on my face. Now I only use it, when I'm not directly on the sun and it's great for refreshing.

Borotalco Original
When I was looking for a deodorant, I have never thought of Borotalco. They have a stupid commercial, so I thought they are rubbish. But lately a lot of Slovenian bloggers have been talking about it, so I decided to give it a try. I was surprised. I got this stick one in Müller, simply because I prefer them over roll ones and it is their original one. At first, the smell bothered me a little, maybe that's because I was always using non-scented ones or the ones that have a very mild scent. But now I really like it, it smells fresh and I can smell it almost throughout the entire day. And it works for the whole day too. So big thumbs up for Borotalco.

Avon Care Cocoa Butter Hand, Nail & Cuticle Cream
I reviewed the whole Cocoa Butter line by Avon here. If I need a hand cream, I always reach for this one. I like the smell, it sinks into the skin fast, it doesn't leave my hands feeling greasy and it nourishes them well.

4 kids and us Mleko proti celulitu (Anti-Cellulite Milk)
4 Kids and Us is a Slovene brand with natural skincare products. I have heard so much about them and I wanted to try their products. I got three of them on SummerMBeauty blogger event. I haven't used the other two yet, but I am impressed by their Anti-Cellulite Milk. I can't say if it really gets rid of the cellulite. For that I would have to change my diet and really massage this cream into my skin. It is in my essentials, because it's just such a nice body cream. I use it on my legs and the skin feels really good and nourished after. I also feel a cooling effect when I use it. The only thing that bothered me a bit was the smell.

Summer Essentials (Skincare, Nails)

These are for me perfect shades for summer, you can see the swatches on the wheel down bellow. If you want to see actual swatches just click on the shade and you can see the swatch: 

1. Avon Nailwear Pro+ Minty
2. Essence Nauti Girl LE Ahoy, Boy!

Essence Studio Nails Triple Care is my favourite nail product of this whole year probably. As you know, I loved their Studio Nails Ultra Strong Nail Hardener, but it stopped working for me. Then I saw on Instagram that one girl raved about this green one and I bought it and I love it. It makes my nails grow faster and stronger, they don't break as often.

Essence Indian Summer looks weird here, check the actual swatch for the real shade

What are your summer essentials? Thank you for reading!

07. avgust 2016

Essence Thermo Nail Polish 05 The Ice is Melting

Essence Thermo Nail Polish 05 The Ice is Melting

Lately, I have been loving grey nail polishes. I bought Serendipity by Essence a while ago and I really liked it, I wore it so much, that already became so thick, that I couldn't apply it evenly anymore. I have a feeling, all Essence gel nail polishes become thick quickly, but I still love them. I have a review and some swatches of The Gel Nail Polish line here, if you are interested. When I saw that Essence is discontinuing Serendipity and also the shade, that I am going to talk about today, The Ice is Melting, I decided to buy at least one of them. But then I heard that The Ice is Melting has a better formula and I bought that one.

04. avgust 2016

Essence Fall/Winter 2016 Wishlist

Essence Fall/Winter 2016 Wishlist

1. Bloggers' Beauty Secrets The Glow Must Go On Bronzing and Highlighting Palette
Lately, I have been loving highlighters and blushes. When I first saw the pictures of this palette, I wanted to have it. Then I saw it in DM, because it was in a summer trend edition and also on some blogs, but it didn't really impress me. Maybe because I'm a little broke right now and I plan and research everything I buy, and I thought it wasn't worth purchasing. I don't know if I will still get it, maybe sometime throughout the year.

2. Matt Touch Blush in 30 rose me up!
3. Satin Touch Blush 10 satin coral
As I said, I love blushes lately. These two would be such a nice shade for fall and winter, especially the matte one, since I adore matte blushes.

4. Strobing Highlighter in 10 let it glow!
This highlighter looks good, but now I have a few highlighters on my WL and I'm not sure yet, which one to get.

5. Get Picture Ready Longlasting Compact Make-up
For this product Essence promises an instantly flawless and even finish. I love that it has a sponge and also a mirror. I just hope it won't be too visible on the skin, I don't like those heavy looking foundations, that's why I adore Essence Pure Nude makeup and Catrice Nude Illusion. Although I am leaning towards new foundation by Catrice, which is supposedly very good.

6. Matt Matt Matt Lipgloss in 02 beauty-approved!
If you read my blog, you know I don't wear lipstick very often. But recently I have been wanting a good matte lip product, that is also budget friendly. Although I hear that these are not matte, maybe I will try it, because I adore the shade.

7. Get Picture Ready Eyeshadow Palette
These shades are so pretty. Maybe they could be a little more on a brownish side for my taste, but we will see. I like the packaging too, because it isn't that classic Essence one, that they have now by their palettes, I don't really like them.

8. The Gel Nail Polish in 81 so what? and 87 gossip girl
I can't believe Essence discontinued Serendipity shade, which I love, I hope I will find it somewhere so I can buy a backup. Essence had another amazing grey shade of nail polish (The Ice is Melting, that you can see on Mateja's blog), but that one is discontinued too. I already bought that one, but I didn't test it yet. I hope I will have a notd on my blog soon, so you can still get it if you will like it. I'm just waiting for my nails to be in a little better shape. These two new nail polishes are not so pretty shades, but I saw some swatches (I will leave some posts with swatches at the end) and the lighter one seems ok, but I don't know how I feel about the other one.

9. Secret Stories Nail Polish in 01 can you keep my secret? and 03 do you like my secret?
I like both of the colors, I think they will be great for fall and winter.

Swatches (all in German): nails, lip products, face products
Thank you for reading!

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