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Time for a Change

It's been a while since I posted something on this blog. Why? Because I finally decided to make some changes with my blogging. I became a mother in August, and ever since I found out I'm pregnant I wanted to write a blog about parenting. I did make some notes about my pregnancy in past few weeks, but I never made that blog public.

On the other hand, I wasn't very satisfied with this blog anymore. I started to think about changes at the beginning of this year but it was just easier to keep my blog as it was. Until recently when I finally decided that it's time that I change something and make blogging satisfying again. 

Because I doubt that I would have time to manage and write two blogs, I decided to combine these two themes in one place. Unfortunately, Taya My Little Beauty World didn't seem like a right place for me to do that. It's time for a new chapter. A fresh beginning. In place, called Taya's blog. Yes, I kept the name because this is who I am. Taya. 

From now on you can read me on My new blog will be in Slovene, but I'll try to write beauty posts in English as well, it depends on how much time will I have.

I want to thank you for following my blog, reading my posts and being here for me. My blog could never grow without you. I hope you'll stay with me in the future as well. I won't delete this blog so you can still check for old swatches and reviews. But from now on you can read me on:

FOTD: Halloween Deer Makeup

I do not celebrate Halloween but this holiday challenges me because I adore creative makeup. Last year I did quite a few makeup looks in October and on some of them I'm really proud. This year I don't have much time for being creative (these looks usually take me four hours to do and photograph) but I did catch an hour off when my baby was sleeping and I quickly made a deer makeup. I admired this look on other people last year but I didn't manage to do it. It was actually quite easy to do. Some eyeshadow on lids with a strong eyeliner which is a must for me anyway, strong contouring with bronzer, white dots on cheeks and forehead and black eyeliner for the nose.

Products I used: 
- Vichy Teint Ideal 15
- Bell YHPOAllergenic CC cream 02 Nude
- Bourjois Radiance Reveal 01 Ivory 
- Catrice Colour Correcting Mattifying powder
- Essence Lights of Orient Oriental Beauty bronzer
Imagic Professional Cosmetics palette 12 Flash Color Case

- Lady Queen 20 eyeshadow palette
- NYX Milk jumbo pencil
- L'oreal Superstar Superliner Black
- Toyoko longlasting eyeliner 508
- Etre Belle Lash-Xpress&Hyaluronic mascara
- Essence Lash Base mascara
- Born Pretty false lashes

Imagic Professional Cosmetics palette 12 Flash Color Case
- Essence Natural Beauty

Do you celebrate Halloween? What do you think about my look? Thank you for reading!

Testing Trend It Up Brand

Almost every blogger in Slovenia is talking about Trend It Up brand that hit DM stores few weeks ago.  I think every cosmetics fan is excited that more and more brands are getting available in Slovenia. Things are changing in good direction. Trend It Up is a German brand sold in DM.

I didn’t have much time to check a whole assortment so I checked products that are usually the most interesting to me: nail polishes and matte lipsticks. Fall is already here, so I picked up two fall shades: metallic nail polish in shade 020 and dark purple matte lipsticks in shade 050. I have to say I really miss the names of products, numbers are so boring. 

Trend It Up Metallic Dust Nail Polish 020
This nail polish is a true gem to me. It has such an amazing formula that glides on nails easily and perfectly. It’s not too runny or thick, although I think I could use it for a stamping (but who has time for that with a small baby :P). Its type of a wide flat, rounded on the top brush is one of my favourite brushes. I used two coats for swatches. The polish dries very fast even without the usage of a top coat and it looks nicely glossy. It chipped on the second day on my nails, but I didn’t apply a top coat over it (also, have in mind that most of the polishes chips on my nails after two days). The shade is a gorgeous metallic blue shade that looks even duochrome under certain light, but I guess you have to be a true nail polish addict to notice these kinds of things. :P The square bottle contains 11 ml and I paid around 2,5 € for it. 

Trend It Up Everlasting Lipstick 050
The dark purple matte lipstick is a product I was really excited to try for two reasons: first, because it looks like a perfect fall shade, and second because it’s so hard to get true dark, vampy shades by us. Those lipsticks that look vampy in the packaging are usually much lighter on lips.
Well, I have to say I was pretty disappointed already when I first tried this lipstick. The long black matte packaging is more appropriate for a lip balm because the shape of a lipstick disables nice and even application on lips, so the usage of a lip brush is a must. The formula is a bit dry but that wouldn’t bother me if the lipstick wouldn’t emphasize every imperfection and dry part on lips. First I thought that maybe I have such dry lips so before next usage I first did a peeling on my lips and then I applied a lip balm, which I left for few minutes on my lips to nourish them but despite that the application of this lipstick looked the same. As you can see on my swatch lipstick looks horrible on my lips. The lipstick is nicely pigmented but despite that it applies a bit uneven, probably because of a bit drier formula.  I’m disappointed although the lipstick wasn’t expensive. I paid around 4 € (2 g).

Although I wasn't impressed by both products, I definitely plan to try more products in the future. They are really affordable and I also think that the choice of products isn't that bad for a drugstore brand. You can check the list of the products here

Have you tried Trend It Up products? Which ones did you like the most? Thank you for reading!