Friday, May 15, 2015

One year of blogging recap + birthday giveaway

My dear low/high maintenance beauties. About a year ago, I wrote my first post and setup a Blogger account. I didn't think much about how it's going to go, what I was going to write about or if anyone will ever read my ramblings. And now, a year later, I'm looking back at everything and feel very thankful for each experience and every single one of you who read my posts, like, click, share and comment. You make my day – every day. 

I've also had some bad experience, but most of it was related to specific people behind specific brands. I still stand by the fact that I will not write a BS positive review, no matter what you offer me – be it products, money or something else. You can send me a product, yes, but I offer no guarantee that I'll be writing anything about. Some people were not happy about my position on this – I say it's their loss. It does make me sad, however, when I see some other bloggers posting over-excited reviews for such brands. But to each his own. I believe that with greater power comes greater responsibility – I wouldn't want people I trust deceiving me, so it's not my intention to be deceiving to you. 

What surprises me the most is how far even such a small blog like mine can reach and how many doors it can open. Not every single discussion came to a positive conclusion, but still, they were priceless in my eyes because of the experience they offered. 

I said that I'll evaluate what I'm doing after a year and do a self-review of a sort. I think that I've improved on the writing and the precision of thought, the photos have gotten somewhat better (let's all take a moment to admire the first ever photo I published - below) and I'm also a bit more consistent at posting new contents. 

LOL at the composition, background, focus.

I do however need to work more on providing better swatches and really do some make-up looks as well. Also, I need to concentrate a bit less on make-up and start doing more posts in other areas as well. Possibly start translating everything into Slovenian as well? What do you think? Is there anything I need to put on my list of things to improve?

Anyway, enough ranting, let's get to the fun stuff, right? Again, I have to prizes for two lucky ladies (or gents). Each includes some must-haves, some of my favorites and some things that will help you be on point with the spring-summer trends that I talked about in my previous post

1. ICONIC PACKAGE
  • Makeup Revolution Redemption Iconic 1 palette
  • Makeup Revolution Redemption Iconic 2 palette
  • Makeup Revolution Redemption Iconic 3 palette
  • (yes, all three of them)
  • Makeup Revolution Focus & Fix eye primer
  • Essence Longlasting eye pencil (Tu-Tu Touquoise)
  • Essence XXXL Nude lipgloss (Just nude)


2. FLAWLESS PACKAGE

  • Makeup Revolution Flawless Matte palette
  • BH Cosmetics 12-brush set (Berry)
  • Makeup Revolution Focus & Fix eye primer
  •  Essence Longlasting eye pencil (Tu-Tu Touquoise)
  •  Essence XXXL Nude lipgloss (Taste the Sweets)


You can enter through several possibilities, all listed below in the Rafflecopter. I wish you good luck in the giveaway - thank you for celebrating with me!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

41 comments:

  1. Heeej :) vse najboljše!! Moja obletnica tudi pride kmalu, komaj čakam. Pomojem je 1 leto ta najbolj pomembno in se takrat res uvedeš v bloganje ;)) Pa lepo blogaj še naprej!

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    1. Ja, prvo leto je najbrž res najbolj pomembno. Sama sebi sem obljubila, da bom nehala, če me po prvem letu ne bo več veselilo. Pa si sploh ne predstavljam več, da ne bi pisala. Že vnaprej tudi tebi vse najboljše in srečno bloganje dalje!!!

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  2. Čestitke! Čas hitro beži :) Še na mnoga leta bloganja :)

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  3. Čestitke! Le tako pridno naprej! :)

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  4. Vse najboljše za 1. leto bloganja. <3
    Jaz sem tudi konec prejšnjega meseca praznovala prvo leto in res je nor občutek. :)) Si več ne predstavljam, kako bi bilo moje življenje brez bloga. :)

    Moj najljubši trendi za to pomlad/poletje so: ustnice v vibrantnih barvah in sijoča ter brezhibna polt. :3

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    1. Sandra hvala :)
      Sem zadnjič prebrala tvoj post ob obletnici in sem se lahko poistovetila z mnogimi stvarmi, o katerih si pisala.

      Srečno tudi tebi še naprej!

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  5. Hoj. Moji naljubsi trend je bronz, zlat sijaj kože poleti in velike trepalnice:)

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  6. Hoj. Moji naljubsi trend je bronz, zlat sijaj kože poleti in velike trepalnice:)

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    1. Pa sledim ti tudi na bloglovinu ze nekaj casa:)

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    2. Vse vem, vse vem ;) ;) Velike trepalnice in lepa, sijoča polt nikoli ne gredo iz mode!!!

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  7. Vse najboljše ob 1.obletnici bloga in veliko uspeha še naprej:) jaz obožujem zadnje čase bronzerček pod ličnicami in nad njimi osvetljevalec :)

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    1. Klavdija, se pravi morajo biti tvoje Instagram fotke čudovite :) Zadnjič mi je nekdo očital, da smo ta "contour" trend, ki si ga opisala (in ki ga tudi jaz z veseljem uporabim, če imam le čas) prevzele od transvestitov, ampak who cares - as long as we look fabulous, right? ;) Oni že vejo :D


      Hvala za čestitke :)

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  8. čestitke !
    pa ful dober giveaway :3 .. ne spremljam tolk trende letošnje pomladi/poletja, ampak se bom najbolj navduševala nad šminkami v zelo živih odtenkih :)

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    1. Ah, moja Simona :) Hvala ti!

      Veš kako jaz mislim - trendi so eno in je fajn, da jim slediš, če ti pašejo, ampak vsaka od nas pa vseeno ve, kaj najbolj paše njej sami. Tako, kot sem napisala v enem od komentarjev zgoraj - še vedno je najbolj pomembna osnova, kako pa jo nadgradimo, pa mora biti všeč vsaki posameznici ne glede na to, kaj mislijo vsi ostali!

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  9. Čestitke tudi od mene in hvala za čudovit giveaway! :)
    Trend letošnje pomladi/poletja, ki mi je najbližji so pa neon odtenki pri oblačilih in lakih za nohte. :)

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    1. Monika hvala :) Držim pesti tudi zate, seveda :)

      Neoni so zame čisto premočni, pa tudi v službi verjetno ne bi bili najbolj navdušeni nad njimi, jih pa morda zaradi tega ravno toliko rajše vidim na drugih!

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  10. Čestitke in hvala za obilen in ogromen giveaway! :) berem te že od vsega začetka, čeprav ne komentiram glih redno :) drugače pa je moj naj poletni trend barven eyeliner in rdeče ali oranžne ustnice! pa zadnje čase so me obsedle te jopce z resicami in crop topi!

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    1. Julija hvala, vem - vseh prvih 20, 30 vas imam močno in zelo zapisanih v spominu, pa kdaj tudi pred očmi kot pišem (in mogoče je to slišati veliko bolj čudno, kot je mišljeno). Sem seveda vesela vsakega komentarja - katera od nas pa ni :)

      Barvni eyelinerji, ja... mene to tudi zelo matra. Moram počakati poletni dopust, da se spokam iz pisarne in na oči nabarvam vse tisto, kar zdaj bolj kot ne samo gledam ;)

      Crop topi so pa fenomenalni, ampak spet... ta naša neuradna službena pravila :( Imam pa enega samega, ki ga z veseljem nosim med vikendi :P

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  11. Čestitke :) Ter hvala za super giveaway :) Letošnji trend - najverjetneje rdeče ustnice :)

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    1. Polona dobrodošla :) Rdeče ustnice so vedno in, letos pravijo samo, da moramo biti malo šlampaste pri nanosu - skratka izgledati bolj "poletno" in manj uradno :P

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  12. Čestitke za prvo leto :)
    meni najljubši poletni trend pa so žive barve lakov, ki zame pomenijo pravi začetek pmladi in poletja :D

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    1. Kaja hvala. Se popolnoma strinjam - živahni nohtki so top. Jaz jih imam sicer rada kdaj tudi pozimi, če je le mogoče, da prinesejo malo barve v sive zimske dneve.

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  13. Wow superca že 1 leto:) Pa tudi giveaway je super tko da hvala:) Se mi pa zdi da je posebno v zadnjem letu ratlo popolarno močne obrvi ampak morajo še zmeraj zgledati naravno, ter močen contour (nevem kako se slovensko napiše ampak saj veš kaj mislim)
    Love
    Lala

    http://larajemec.blogspot.com/

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    1. Lara hvala :) Ja, močne obrvi so in in jaz osebno sem ful vesela tega trenda, ker končno pomeni malo manj mrcvarjenja, kajne? :) Contour je pa itak izum desetletja, se moramo vsi zahvalit Kim K., da imamo zdaj lahko prav vsa dekleta ličnice ;)

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  14. I'm really excited about stripes!
    Btw, I've not found on instagram your nickname :(

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    1. I'm not big on stripes :P
      My Instagram name is @low_maintenance_beauty :)

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  15. I am most excited about denim and stripes!)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. Čestitke! Letos mi je blizu več stvari, najbolj pa counturing in pa žive barve - nohtov, oblačil, šminke, makeup-a,...kjerkoli in kadarkoli <3

    Xoxo, Nyx

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    1. Žive barve, kako se jih veselim. Čeprav jaz kdaj tudi pozimi oblečem kakšno živahno stvar, si izberem živo barvo za nohte - samo za malo barve. Sicer pa komaj čakam pravo, vroče poletje.

      Srečno!

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  17. Čestitke...
    Super blog in super nagrada. Meni pa je najdraži tvoj IG profil, super slikice...
    Jaz obožujem neon in žive barve in tomu se najbolj veselim... ;-)

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  18. Čestitke...
    Super blog in super nagrada. Meni pa je najdraži tvoj IG profil, super slikice...
    Jaz obožujem neon in žive barve in tomu se najbolj veselim... ;-)

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  19. I love the fresh new colors. pastels, Thanks for the chance!

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  20. I'm excited about Knee-length skirts!! So many are too short for me.

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  21. I'm excited about capris and sandals

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