A Little Something For The Teenage Girl


Most of you gals who are following this blog fall into the 20-30 year old demographic which I find to be rather suiting as I'm soon to be a 28 year-old. I think I can successfully pinpoint what a girl my age might like in the skincare and make-up department but I feel like I'm still not up to par with all the themes and needs of a mature lady. Give me a few decades and I'll report back to you (wink,wink). However, I have noticed that there's a fair share of teens keepin’ an eye on this blog and I've decided to make a post with something just for them in mind. In the past I was a true lip gloss girl – lipsticks never floated my boat. I loved the lightness, sheerness and the juicy plumpness lip glosses provide. In time, my tastes became different and now I'm demanding a luxurious packaging, non-sticky texture, decent whack of pigment and nourishing properties. To be honest, I'm mostly a lip balm kinda girl these days and I prefer to use my Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector or either of my Korres Lip Butters (have reordered the Jasmine shade, yay!). Lip gloss needs to be quite special to intrigue me and I was a bit surprised that these two have come across as time-worthy. Essence Effect Lip Gloss (€2,59) is something that caught my eye due to its interesting packaging and is definitely a piece of make-up I'd go crazy for when I was younger. The wide, flat tubes do look really cool and appealing – they even remind me of the famous Hourglass Liquid Lipsticks (which is always a good thing)! These stand apart from other lip glosses I own and I can totally imagine them as a part of a birthday gift set for a little girl in my life I'm intending to surprise. Add some candy, flowers and that T-shirt you know she's been wanting + a shiny wrapping paper, bows and you've gout yourself a great present!


Vecina vas djevojaka koje pratite blog spadate u demografsku grupu mladjih djevojaka i zena (cca u dvadesetim i tridesetim godinama svog zivota) sto meni ima smisla posto cu i sama uskoro napuniti 28 godina. Mislim da sa prilicnim uspjehom mogu odrediti sta bi to moglo interesovati djevojke i zene moje dobi glede dekorative i preparative dok jos uvijek nisam ovladala sirokim varijetetom tema i briga ka kojima je interes dama u zreloj dobi usmjeren. Dajte mi koju deceniju pa cu vam se javiti sa saznanjima i na tom polju. Ipak, primjetila sam da odredjeni procenat tinejdzerki drzi blog na oku stoga sam odlucila da i konkretno za vas, mlade dame, napisem jedan post. U proslosti sam bila iskljuciva ljubiteljica sjajila za usne – ruzevi me uopste nisu privlacili. Dopadala mi se lakoca nanosenja sjajila, lakoca teksture, transparentnost i nacin na koji cine usne punijima. Vremenom su se moji ukusi mijenjali i sada zahtijevam luksuzno pakovanje, neljepljivu formulaciju, pristojnu pigmentaciju i hranljivost. Ruku na srce, ono sto uistinu najcesce koristim na usnama u posljednje vrijeme u balzami za usne. Obicno sam na slatkim mukama izmedju Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector balzama ili nekog od svojih Korres Lip Buttera (potrosila sam i ponovo narucila Jasmine nijansu!). Sjajilo za usne treba biti po necemu posebno da bi me zaintrigiralo tako da sam se iznenadila time sto su ova dva sjajila zaokupljala moju paznju.  Essence Effect sjajila za usne (5,25KM) su mi postala zanimljiva ponajvise zbog interesantnog pakovanja i definitivno su nesto sto bi mi se dopalo kada sam bila mladja. Pljosnata, pomalo siroka tubica je zanimljiv odabir pakovanja – podsjeca me pomalo i na hvaljene Hourglass tecne ruzeve za usne (sto je samo po sebi kompliment). Ova sjajila se vizuelno od ostalih razlikuju i vec ih mogu zamisliti kao dio rodjendanskog poklona za jednu meni dragu djevojcicu uz slatkise, cvijece i jednu majicu koju joj odavno zelim kupiti + na to dodajte sareni, ukrasni papir, masnice i traku. Zar to nije lijep poklon?


You get 6ml of lip gloss which (from my experience) rarely get used and lip glosses last forever. I think I've noted eight shades of this lip gloss available with different effects. For instance, the 02 jewels in a bottle shade is a sheer peachy hue with flecks of glitter which isn't coarse and doesn't scratch lips. However, this sort of aesthetic will predominantly be more appealing to the younger crowd as it leans towards more glitzy and sparkly things. I do think many young girls and teens would love this lip gloss as it provides a fun look. I really like the 08 OH LA LA! shade which packs more pigment and shine. With this one you get a cool-toned purple tinge with a multitude of bluish micro shimmer. This one I'd actually wear myself but I think it's evident these lip glosses aren't aiming for the luxe factor, the awe-inducing pigment and longevity. They're just simple, fun glosses for girls to have a play with. Flakes, metallic, holo shimmer effects are playful. Texture isn't too sticky (youngsters won't even notice slight tackiness), the fruity scent is enjoyable, texture is easy to remove and the doe-foot sponge applicator is gentle and does its job. I'll be saving these two for the aforementioned teen gift set but I guess many of you have special little girls in your lives – now you have a cheap & cheerful present idea to put a smile on your favorite face! 🙂

U tubici dobijete 6ml sjajila sto je (iz mog iskustva) nepotrosiva kolicina i ne znam za vas ali ja se doslovno ne mogu sjetiti da li sam ikada istrosila jedno sjajilo za usne (a vi?). Mislim da sam iz kolekcije Essence Effect sjajila pronasla ukupno osam dostupnih nijansi koje pruzaju razlicite efekte na usnama. Na primjer, nijansa 02 jewels in a bottle je transparentno breskvasto sjajilo sa komadicima sljokica koji nisu grubi spram koze usana i ne grebuckaju ih. Ipak, koliko god zanimljive sljokice bile, mislim da ce ova sjajila biti najinteresantnija mladjoj raji jer njima sljokice ne smetaju – naprotiv, zanimljive su im lijepe, sjajne stvarcice (jos ako su u obliku srca ili zvjezdica…). Vjerujem da ce se ovo sjajilo dopasti mnogim djevojcicama i mladim damama jer izgleda sareno i simpaticno na usnama. Nijansa koja se meni dopala je sjajilo 08 OH LA LA! koje pruza nesto vise pigmentacije i sjaja. Ovdje se radi o ljubicastoj nijansi hladnog podtona koja sadrzi i dosta sitnog shimmera plave boje. Ovo sjajilo bih nekada licno nosila ali cinjenica jeste da ova sjajila kao proizvodi ne ciljaju na luksuzni efekat, fantasticnu pigmentaciju ni impresivnu trajnost. Ona su jednostavna i zabavna sjajila koja su idealna kao lezeran i zabavan uvod u kozmetiku. Sljokice, metalik finis, holo efekat i mikro shimmer privlace paznju. Formulacija samih sjajila nije isuvise ljepljiva, vocni miris je prijatan, tekstura sjajila je zahvalna i lako se uklanja (ne ostavlja mrlje) a spuzvasti aplikator je njezan i radi svoj posao kako treba. Ova dva primjerka sa fotografija cu sacuvati za tu posebnu djevojcicu u mom zivotu no pretpostavljam da i vi imate srcu drage malene vile koje bez mnogo finansijskog odricanja mozete obradovati simpaticnom sitnicom i izmamiti im osmijeh na lice! 🙂


*Some of these products may have been sent to me for review. For more information, see my disclaimer.

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