On Wednesdays We Wear Pink: Pink Ribbon NOTD & Pink Make-up Favourites

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Hello ladies, 
I'm sure you all know that October is the Pink month, dedicated to raising awareness about breast cancer. So when Gejba asked if any of us Slovenian bloggers wanted to join her in the Pink October movement and post something on this theme, a lot of us jumped at the offer. 
I think this shows that we're getting more and more aware of this issue, its effects and its presence in our daily lives. Although I do think there have been some major improvements in raising awareness about breast cancer in the last few years, I still think there's a lot of room for improvements.
And if me sharing a manicure and some make-up favourites that fit the Pink October ''theme'' can help even in the slightest, even better.

Pink October, nail polish, Kiko, Essence, Sally Hansen
 The first thing that I decided to do, was create a pink ribbon inspired manicure. I opted for two of my favourite pink nail polishes: a classic Barbie pink KIKO nail lacquer in 288 Flamingo Pink and Essence TE Love Letters nail polish in 01 Rosy in love. 
I also used the Kiss Diamond Hard Strengthen & Grow base coat and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat. 

Pink ribbon, nails, manicure
 I haven't done any nail art in a long time, so my ribbon isn't near perfect, but that's not really what's important here.
What's important is that breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and that according to World Cancer Research Fund International, 1.7 million women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. Europa Donna states that 87.000 women in the EU die every year due to this type of cancer, and that in 2010 there were 1255 women in Slovenia with breast cancer. The fact that the mortality rate is decreasing is mainly due to the fact that it can be treated if diagnosed early, which shows just how important self-examination is.
You can read more about it here (SLO) or here (EN).

Urban Decay, Naked 3, eyeshadow
 To add to the manicure, I also wanted to share some of my favourite pink make-up products with you.
And of course I had to start with the Urban Decay Naked 3 eyeshadow palette which is still one of the prettiest palettes I own.
The selection of shades is perfect for day to day make-up, but it also has some darker shades that can easily smoke out your night time look.
The shadows are smooth, pigmented and extremely long-lasting, the only ''ugly duckling'' is the shade Dust, but you can easily transform it to be the same quality as all the rest - just use a bit of MAC Fix+.

blush, MAC, Catrice, Bourjois, Essence
 Things got a lot harder when it came to selecting favourite pink blushes since pretty much all of the ones that I own are some sort of a pinky shade. But I decided to pick the most pink-looking of them all and I also wanted to cover all the basis; a cream, drugstore and high end version.
The obvious winner for the cream one is Bourjois cream blush in 03 Rose Tender. The Bourjois cream blushes are just impeccable: creamy, pigmented, easy to blend and long-lasting. And they also have a cute packaging.
The harder choice was narrowing down the drugstore blushes, but I decided to go with a very bright, hot pink shade 070 Pinkerbell from Catrice.
And of course I couldn't go without mentioning the MAC Pro longwear blush in Stay Pretty when it's my go-to choice for extremely long days or whenever I don't really know which blush to choose.
I also included the Essence TE Hidden Stories highlighter in 01 Rose in wonderland, a gorgeous cream highlighter with a pinky undertone.

lipstick, lip liner, KIKO, Loreal, Bourjois, Catrice, Maybelline, Max Factor, Essence
 When it came to lip products, I went a bit wild. 
I choose three different lip liners: Essence Lipliner in 12 Wish me a rose, Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip liner in 04 Pink Princess, and Maybelline Colorsensational Lipliner in 132 Sweet Pink. All of them are very pigmented, long-wearing and creamy (Max Factor one the most of the three).
I also decided to feature a few different shades and formulas of lip products.
KIKO Smart lipstick in 911 Watermelon is a sheer but buildable fuchsia pink shade, Catrice Ultimate stay lipstick in 060 Floral Coral is a very pigmented, bright, pink shade with a hint of coral and Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick in 132 Sweet Pink, the perfect everyday, nude pink. It also matches the previously mentioned lip liner perfectly. 
I also had to mention the Catrice Pure Shine Colour Lip balm in 030 Don't think just pink which is a great throw in the handbag / don't need a mirror lip product, Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in 10 Don't pink of it for those long days when you need your lipstick to stay put, L'Oreal Paris Color Riche L'Extraordinaire Liquid lipstick in 102 Rose Finale for extra juicy looking lips, and Catrice Beautifying Lip smoother in 030 Cake Pop to replace the boring colourless lip balms.

swatches
Here are the swatches:
1 = Essence Lipliner in 12 Wish me a rose, 2 = Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip liner in 04 Pink Princess, 3 = Maybelline Colorsensational Lipliner in 132 Sweet Pink, 4 = Catrice Beautifying Lip smoother in 030 Cake Pop, 5 = L'Oreal Paris Color Riche L'Extraordinaire Liquid lipstick in 102 Rose Finale, 6 = Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in 10 Don't pink of it,  = Catrice Pure Shine Colour Lip balm in 030 Don't think just pink, 8 = Catrice Ultimate stay lipstick in 060 Floral Coral, 9 = KIKO Smart lipstick in 911 Watermelon, 10 = Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick in 132 Sweet Pink, 11 = Essence TE Hidden Stories highlighter in 01 Rose in wonderland, 12 = Bourjois cream blush in 03 Rose Tender, 13 = MAC Pro longwear blush in Stay Pretty, 14 = Catrice  070 Pinkerbell, 15 = Urban Decay Naked 3 (from left to right: Liar, Buzz, Limit, Burnout, Dust).

Examining your breast is something that will only take up few minutes of your time every month and requires hardly any effort, but it can literally save your life and add a lot of those ''lost'' minutes back to your years. I'm sure the majority of us have already lost a loved one to some type of cancer, so do your research, raise awareness, take care of your body, and don't forget to go for regular check-ups.  

Hope you enjoyed reading this pink themed post, now don't forget to read & share the rest of the posts down below.

Sanja ♥



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42 komentarji

  1. Vidim da si ti tudi uporabla povezavo On wednesdays we wear pink :) (great minds think alike :P) :)
    Swatchi tko lepo zgledajo skupaj :)

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    1. Hehe, če je bila pa popolna priložnost :D

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  2. Tale KIKO lakec prosim, v svetovnem odtenku je! :)

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    1. A ne? Definitivno eden izmed mojih najljubših odtenkov, pa še njihovi laki so na splošno super :)

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  3. Zelo lepa manikura in tudi izbira preostalih izdelkov! <3

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  4. Res super naslov, drugače pa lepa manikura in fotografije so naravnost odlične :D

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    1. Hvala za tako krasen komentar :)

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  5. Čudovita manikura in pa izbira rožnatih produktov, sploh za ustnice :)

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    1. Izdelki za ustnice so tudi meni najljubši :D

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    1. Joj Katja hvala, če pa ti to rečeš, potem pa res nekaj pomeni ;)

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  7. Lepa objava, ne morem se nagledati nohtov na šalčki :D

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    1. Hvala, tista fotka je pa zraven bolj kot ne samo za to, ker se mi zdi, da se res vidi kako glossy izpade vse s Sally Hansen nadlakom :)

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  8. Super izbor izdelkov. Swatchi 4, 5 in 6 so čisto v mojem stilu, ampak nimam še nobenega od teh :)

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    1. Potem pa moreš čimprej to spremeniti ;)

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  9. ahhh niti nebom rekla, da mi ni do katerega izdelka:), sami super so:)

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    1. Haha, se obetajo kakšni nakupi mogoče? :D

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  10. Zelo lepa manikura in KIKO lakec je čudovite barve. <3
    Drugače pa super izbor šmink, čisto vse so mi všeč. :)

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  11. Luštna manikura! Jaz pa med izdelki za ustnice verjetno ne bi mogla niti toliko zožati izbora :D

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    1. Jaz sem tudi mislila, da ne bo šlo, ampak sem ugotovila, da imam ''prav'' roza odtenkov kar malo. Jih je večina bolj nude, rjavkastih ali pa mauve :D

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  12. Super izbira ! <3 tudi sama sem navdušena nad bourjois rouge edition velvet tekočo šminko, drugače pa super objava ! <3

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    1. Tale odtenek Velvet's je res fenomenalen :) Hvala!

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  13. Moram malo bolj preučiti swatche "lip" zadev. Se mi zdi, da bi bili nekateri zelo dobrodošli v zbirki. :P
    Hvala za super prispevek!

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    1. Več kot dobrodošli ;)
      Hvala tebi, da si nas tako zorganizirala :)

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  14. Ahh šminke!! Super objava, sem dobila ideje za nove pink odtenke šmink :)

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  15. Woow, res čudovito!! xoxo

    Visit me: http://naturallymarcela.blogspot.si/2015/10/does-it-work.html

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  16. Very nice blogpost: I love this nail look. Pink is become more and more a favorite color of mine :)
    Also great for talking about breast cancer and awareness! xx

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    1. Thanks girl, I'm happy you enjoyed reading it :) xx

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  17. Super izbor izdelkov <3 Manikura je pa tudi odlično izpadla *.*

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  18. Pink lippies. <3 Vsi odtenki so mi všeč, začuda. :) Pa Mac blush je čisto po mojem okusu. :D Super objava. <3

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    1. MAC blush je fenomenalen, definitivno vreden nakupa :) Hvala <3

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  19. Wauu zakaj nam večrat ne pokažeš nohtov o.O In ja tale nadlak nujno potrebujem! :P
    Naked 3 <3, jaz si jo lahko samo želim :)

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    1. Morem zdaj zopet začet malo več NOTDjev objavljati, sem čisto pozabila na njih :)
      Res ga potrebuješ, meni je zakon! Naked 3 je pa vredna vsakega centa ;)

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