Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Masquerade: Ironman

Another face paint today, my favourite super hero :) Not super pleased with it, but practice makes perfect :)

Check out Venetian mask makeup HERE.
Check out Cheshire cat makeup HERE.

Products used:
- Aqua makeup - red and gold
- Sleek Au naturel - Bark & Noir
- Avon Supershock eyeliner
- Essence eyepencil in brown
- Pritt school glue

Tell me, who your favourite superhero is :)

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Masquerade: Cheshire Cat (Tim Burton version)

Another day, another masquerade look :)

Check out Venetian mask makeup HERE.
I made a little promise to myself - that I will try to do more face paintings and maybe even, eventually, body paintings. Let me just say that it's such a challenge, but I love me some challenge :)
I had Cheshire Cat in back of my head for the longest and yesterday I finally decided to try it. I realized that you just have to keep doing it and finish it, even though at the beginning looks like crap. And to be honest, I actually started to remove one of the sketched eyes, but then I said to myself that I should continue and see how it turns out. And this is what I came up with ... :)

Products used:
- Avon Supershock Gel eyeliner
- Bourjois Noir & Blanc eye pencil
- MUA 3 in 1 eXtreme contour liner
- Essence kajal pencil 04 White
- Sportsgirl Eye like summer days eyeshadow palette - shimmery white
- Essence pigment 18 Little mermaid
- KaNi pigment Magic blue
- KaNi pigment Cobalt blue
- Ultraflesh shinebox Secret shimmer all over shimmer - white shimmer pencil
- MUA eyeshadow Shadow 3 pearl
- Coastal Scents 88 palette - bunch of blues, orange, red, brown and black
- Sleek Au naturel eyeshadow palette - Noir
- Aqua makeup - black

Meow ;) 
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Source: Pinterest.
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Monday, February 24, 2014

Masquerade: Venetian mask

I decided to do some masquerade inspired looks this year, even though carnival season is basically already here, I still have some time before it ends and you know me, I love anything where I can make myself unpresentable ;)

I tried to do Venetian mask for the first time yesterday, even though I wasn't super pleased with it, because I have shaky hands and was kinda clueless what to do, I am still brave enough to share it with you :) Here it is ...

Products used:
- Bourjois Healthy Mix serum
- Bourjois Healthy Mix concealer

- Avon eye primer
- Barry M waterproof eyeliner
- KaNi pigment Dark urple
- Essence Get big lashes! Volume curl mascara

- Pritt school glue (for blocking my eyebrows)
- Aqua makeup black & silver colour (activated with water)
- KaNi pigment Sparkle white
- KaNi pigment Luster white
- MUA eyeshadow Shade 3 pearl
- Essence pigment 20 Black sparrow
- Essence liquid eyeliner waterproof
- Barry M waterproof eyeliner
- white pearls (bought in Tedi)

- Essence lipstick 09 Wear berries!
- Artdeco eyeshadow 288

Tell me what you think ;)

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Saturday Fitness Post: High Intensity Interval Training - HIIT

Sorry for being so absent in blogging world, I'll do my best to improve :) In today's Saturday Fitness Post I talk about High Intensity Interval Training.

What is HIIT?
High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT is an interval exercise strategy alternating periods of intense anaerobic exercise with short recovery time in between (rest). HIIT can vary from 4 minutes to half an hour. Workout is short, but intense, it improves conditioning, boosts your metabolism and helps with burning fat.

Source: Pinterest.

How to HIIT?
Because HIIT should be intense workout, the best way to start it is to warm up your body. This will prevent any muscle or joint injuries, will also awaken your body and prepare you for the workout. For an actual workout is best to have an interval timer (I believe that you can also get an app for your smart phone), set the intervals, get yourself into a comfortable clothes, place an exercise mat on the floor if needed, have a water bottle close, and get your equipment ready if you'll be using any during a workout. While you workout you won't have any time to grab those things, so make sure you have everything ready. I wrote a post how to workout: HERE.
After a workout don't forget to cool down your body and stretch to prevent any major muscle pain.

Source: Pinterest.

Benefits of HIIT

Firstly, HIIT has been proven to be the most effective way of exercising to burn fat. It has a long after burn even when you rest (24 hours after a workout). You just have to make sure to push yourself to your maximum level to achieve best and fast results.

Secondly, you don't actually need any equipment. To have an intense full body workout all you need is to know some basic body weight exercises. For example: 10 seconds of rest - prepare yourself for the next exercise, 50 seconds of work - doing push ups, 10 secs of rest, 50 secs of squat jumps, 10 secs of rest, 50 secs of burpees etc. until you finish. Equipment, such as dumbbells, kettlebells or pull ups can be nice edition and make your workout more challenging, but they are really not needed. Main focus should be on pushing hard and keeping a good form, not on how to contract a muscle while doing bicep curls. Since you don't need any equipment, you can perform HIIT anywhere. Small hotel room - no problem - 7 minutes of burpees is a great workout. You can always adapt it to the time and space you're dealing with.

Thirdly, HIIT workouts give you energy and lift up your mood. HIIT will not exhaust your body for the rest of the day (long hours of fitness can do that), after you take a shower, you should feel energized and ready to take over the world :).

Another point is that HIIT workouts are short and can save you tons of time, so they're perfect for a busy schedule. Research has shown that 15 minutes HIIT is more efficient than 1 hour treadmill jogging.

Lastly, you won't be bored, because workout is challenging. It doesn't allow you to watch TV, read magazines or update your facebook status. You should be sweating your ass of and swearing in your head :), your should be in pain (good pain that is :)) and be 110% focused on your performance. Allow yourself to have that time for yourself, it takes less than half an hour. Your body will thank you.

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask :)

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Desert Essence Thoroughly clean face wash REVIEW / Desert Essence Thoroughly clean čistilo OCENA

*Post is written in English and Slovene. / Ta objava je napisana v angleščini in slovenščini.

I was contacted by Ekobutik online store to choose three products I would like to have and they would send me one of their choice for me to try out. I received Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash - original for Oily & combination skin Eco-Harvest Tea Tree Oil and Awapuhi. You know I don't have oily or combination skin, I actually completely overseen that information, but my skin still breakouts pretty easily, so I must say that is suitable for dry skin as well.
On their website they sell organic teas, super foods, mineral makeup, natural cosmetics and perfumes, products for home and accessories. All products and items are cruelty free.
Spletna trgovina Ekobutik mi je ponudila naj si izberem tri izdelke in od teh treh izdelkov, mi pošljejo enega po njihovi izbiri in presoji. Prejela sem Desert Essence Thoroughly clean čistilo za obraz za mastno do mešano kožo z oljem čajevca in awapuhi-jem. Kot veste, nimam mastne ali mešane kože, ampak sem infomacijo za kakšno kožo je popolnoma spregledala, ampak lahko rečem, da je ustrezno tudi za suho kožo.
Na njihovi spletni strani prodajajo organske čaje, super živila, mineralna ličila, naravno kozmetiko in parfume, izdelke za dom in nakit. Vsi izdelki so cruelty free.

Desert Essence Thoroughly clean face wash comes with 250 ML / 8.5 FL OZ clear plastic bottle with a pump. Packaging is recyclable and biodegradable, which is always a plus. Bottle is quite big, so it's not the most convenient for travelling, but you can easily transfer it into a smaller bottle.
Desert Essence Thoroughly clean čistilo ima 250 ml plastično embalažo s pumpico. Embalažo se lahko reciklira in biorazgradljiva, kar je super podatek. Embalaža je kar velika in zaradi tega ni najbolj priročna za potovanje, vendar se lahko izdelek z lahkoto prelije v manjšo embalažo.

Product is in liquid form, has slightly yellow-brown transparent colour. Smells like tree tree oil (can you imagine? :)), very clean and fresh. Because products is liquid, it's the best to bring your hands really close to the pump and get the product in hands slowly, otherwise it will spill.
Izdelek je v tekoči obliki, ima rumeno-rjavo prosojno barvo. Diši po olju čajevca, (meni osebno) diši sveže in čisto :). Ker je čistilo v tekoči obliki, je najboljše, da se roko čim bolj približa pumpici, ko se dozira, v nasprotnem primeru se lahko razlije in poškropi na vse strani.

I use this cleanser mostly at night (even though it says twice a day). Firstly, I remove my makeup, moisten my skin again with water, use about 3 pumps of a products in my hand and massage it with my fingers in my face avoiding eye and mouth area. I accidentally got in my eyes once and in it stung, it also doesn't taste delicious :). If your skin has open wounds or cuts, it will probably sting a little. With massaging it lathers a little, after one minute I rinse with cold water and pat it dry with face towel. After that my skin feels slightly rubbery, but it's glowing and healthy looking. After I use my face toner, the rubbery feeling is gone.
Čistilo povečini uporabljam za nočno nego obraza (čeprav piše dvakrat dnevno). Najprej očistim obraz vseh ličil, nato pa ponovno zmočim obraz, uporabim približno 3 pumpice čistila na roki in začnem masirati, izognem se očem in ustom. Se mi je že zgodilo, da sem izdelek po nesreči dobila v oči in je precej peklo, pa tudi najboljšega okusa ni :). Če imate na koži odprte rane in ureznine zna malce peči. Z masažo se čistilo peni, po eni minuti si obraz sperem z mrzlo vodo in ga osušim z brisačo za obraz. Po uporabi je koža na dotik malce gumjasta, vendar je sijoča in izgleda zdravo. Ko uporabim tonik, gumjast občutek izgine.

Directions & ingredients. / Navodila za uporabo in sestavine.

Even though cleanser is meant to be used on face, I used it as a body wash as well, because skin on my body can be really dull and has no healthy glow whatsoever, to see if it would help. But I didn't use it for that long to notice any difference, but I must say that it made my skin feeling really refreshed. Because of its refreshing after feel and because it removed excess oil from the skin (but doesn't make you feel dry), I would especially recommend it for warmer season, when skin usually tents to be oilier (mine too :)). Also scent reminds me of spring and summer :)
Čeprav je čistilo namenjeno za obraz, sem ga preizkusila tudi na telesu, ker je moja koža nima naravnega zdravega sijaja in je malce "dolgočasna". Vendar ga nisem uporabljala dovolj redno, da bi opazila spremembo, vendar lahko rečem, da je koža bila precej bolj osvežena. Ker ima čistilo osvežujoč učinek in ker odstrani odvečno maščobo (vendar ne izsuši), bi ga predvsem priporočala za toplejše mesece, ko je koža splošno bolj mastna (tudi moja:)). Pa tudi vonj me spominja na pomlad in poletje.

Yay for non nasty ingredients and being vegan! :) / Juhej, ker nima slabih sestavin in ker je veganski! :)

I've been using this product for a month now and I noticed that my skin is more glowing and silky soft in the morning. I also noticed that my nose blackheads are smaller right after I wash my face, this face wash also helped me heal some random breakout I got, under skin pimple was also cured faster. It really disinfects and cleans skin.
Opazila sem, da je moja koža bolj sijoča in mehka na dotik po enem mesecu uporabe. Ravno tako sem opazila, da se orgci na nosu skrčijo in zmanjšajo takoj po uporabi, ravno tako mi je čistilo pomagalo pozdraviti nekaj mozoljčkov in celo podkožni mozolj. Čistilo res dezinficira in očisti kožo.

To sum up, I would say that this product is amazing, it received Better nutrition Best of beauty award in 2009 for a reason. International readers check out You can get your bottle HERE (11.99 €).
Moja končna ocena je, da je izdelek čudovit in z razlogom prejel je Better nutrition Best of beauty nagrado leta 2009. Kupite ga lahko na TUKAJ (11,99 €).

* Product was sent for review purposes. / Izdelek mi je bil poslan v oceno.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

It's blogoversary!!! Time to celebrate!!! ;)

Half an hour ago in a car: "When's my blog's birthday? I know it's in February, but I can't remember which day ..." Came home, check out my blog, went all back to 2011 and first blog post was written 3 years ago on 5th February (in Slovene).

Healthy cake ;)) Source: Pinterest.

No giveaway today, because this date totally surprised me :P But I'll be having more giveaways on my twitter, facebook and here on blog later in the February and in March (no promises, will see how it goes ;)).

I didn't prepare a speech ;), so I'll be quick and cheesy:

Thank you for being a follower, reader, supported and friend. Thank you for fun comments, tweets and facebook messages ... This blog wouldn't be what it is without you. 
Thank you with all my heart.

Keep an eye for future giveaways ;)

Much love, Deja

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Lippie of the day | Heart breaker

I received this beautiful lipstick as a Christmas gift (with all other goodies) from my lovely and beautiful friend Sal from PetiteSal blog. We did "a little swap" and she surprised me with three lipsticks. Heart breaker was one of them.

This fun shade is from Rimmel called Lasting finish lipstick in 016 Heart breaker. Formula is super creamy, glides on like butter, but with that you have to be careful, because it will get in your fine lines around your lips and will smudge if you're not careful wearing it. It doesn't survive a meal (only outline stays on me). I recommend using it with a lip liner and powder it to seal it.

Shade is dark-bright rapsbery pink. I wouldn't call it "in your face pink", but it's an eye catcher for sure. It doesn't contain any shimmer or glitter. To make it more subtle, you can just tap it on your lips and spread it all over the lips with your fingers to give them some colour.

How do you like it? Did it break your heart? :)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Saturday fitness post: Boost your metabolism

I have so many ideas for future Fitness posts, but today somehow I didn't find the right words to express myself. Then I went out, froze, came back, unfroze and now I hope I manage to put this post together :P Today we talk about how to boost your metabolism.

Source: Pinterest.

To boost your metabolism you need to workout. With that I don't mean like low-intensity slow easy walk or moderate-intensity jogging. You need to step up your workout. High intensity workouts have longer after burn and they increase metabolic rate even in resting mode. Key is to push yourself during a workout. When you gain more muscle your metabolic rate in resting mode is much higher. We always burn calories, even when we do nothing.

It's important to stay hydrated. Water is your best friend, even just slightly dehydrated body slows down your metabolism. Coconut water is a great for rehydration as well. Great metabolism booster is also green tea, helps burn fat cells and detoxifies. Black coffee and unsweetened cocoa are another two healthier options that contain caffeine and boost your metabolism.

Source: Pinterest.

Forget about crash diets, fast fixes etc., because they will slow down your metabolism and you'll need much longer time to fix that mistake. Start eating healthy, 3-5 times per day. If you eat less calories, your metabolism will eventually slow down. I wrote about calories previous week: here. Another tips to boost your metabolism is to add spicy food into your diet (red or green chili pepper for example).

Last tip I need to mention is to get enough sleep. If you're sleep deprived, you're tired and ineffective, you are most likely to indulge on food, gain more fat, workout is less intense ... Eventually your metabolism will slow down ... And we can return to the point one ;)

Do you have any more advice how to boost your metabolism?
Thank you for reading and commenting.

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