The Make Up Memory Lane Tag

četrtek, april 16, 2015


I've been planning doing such a post for about a year, even had a whole folder ready, but I never got round to it. Then I saw this tag and I just had to do it. It was created by Laura from Buy now/blog later after watching Anna's video. So let's dig into my memory.


First makeup item ever purchased?
It was a L'Oreal Color Riche lipstick. I was 13 and I really wanted a proper lipstick instead of those horrid frosty-white Labello lip balms (those were the only ones available here that actually left any colour on the lips). I don't know which shade it was, but it's was a very wearable colour, a my-lips-but-better rosy-pink. Unfortunately someone must have nicked it, which left me devastated.
The shade on the upper picture is called S100 Satin Pink. 


But my first proper "haul" experience was with Oriflame. I got a couple of stick eyeshadows (gold and pink), an eyeshadow duo (lilac-pink), a stick concealer and a tinted moisturizer all from their Visions line (now renamed and repackaged. My tinted mosturiser was in a clear tube). I also got their fragrance called Sun and their Silk body lotion. 


First MAC item? 
Mac Myth lipstick. It was my first purchase on eBay when I was 18 and I still have it. Since I'm so pale, Myth actually looks decent on me, like a nice peachy nude, so I wore it a lot. A few months later I went to London and got eyeshadows in Wedge, Graphology and Contrast.


First MAC/other brand collection?
I don't have anything from MAC collections and I've never been fan of LE's (what's the point of buying something that you can't repurchase if you like it), but I bought several items from Alverde's Rose Garden collection (along with this eyeshadow, I got a blush and a lip gloss). It was beautiful because it had exactly my type of shades: mint greens and deep roses. Wonderful.


First high end make up splurge?
Oh, there have been many splurges when I was very young. Drugstore makeup was of a much poorer quality back then and it was far less exciting. Those were the years when Essence wasn't around here yet, but when it came their stuff was not as good as today. 
I think I had at least one item from each of the high-end brands available in Slovenia. My first splurge might have been either a Chanel nail polish in Fantastic or Chanel's Inimitable mascara or Lancome's Color Ideal foundation (which was the only choice for me because there were no other light shades for me in Slovenia. I loved that foundation, though).

First makeover experience?
Honestly, I've never had a makeover experience. I'm not comfortable around other people in general, let alone with someone applying my makeup. I've also never been to a cosmetic salon or had a professional manicure. I scarcely go to the hairdressers. People are usually quite surprised to hear that.


I even did my own "prom" makeup and it wasn't horrible considering there weren't many makeup tutorials back then. I wore Lancome's Color Ideal foundation, Diorkiss lip gloss in Cotton Candy (man, was that the shiniest and prettiest lip gloss ever), Nars Orgasm blush, Revlon's Eyeshadow quad in Sultry Smoke and Dior Iconic mascara. I was all high-end back in the days. I miss that. But to be fair, drugstore makeup was rubbish in those days (that Revlon palette isn't particularly good and Revlon's eyeshadows were considered to be excellent in those days). My only regret is that I wish I knew that trick about waterproof mascara keeping the lashes actually curled as it would have looked better.


First makeup brush?


It was a pack of Coastal Scents brushes and I still use every single one of them. They are seriously good. I've never found a better crease brush for my eye shape than the Italian Badger Round Crease brush.


First eyeshadow? 
I got it as a freebie in a magazine and it was Manhattan's Wet or Dry Eyeshadow in 17 Caramel. The quality of it is fantastic and I still have it. It's just a simple skin tone colour with shimmer. The first eyeshadow I bought was from Maybelline and it was one of those in roller ball form (yes, those existed as well). It was pink, but on the lids it just looked like a ton of shimmer.


First skincare "investment"?
When I first discovered the beauty community I got the complete set of skin care based on the best recommendations (before I wasn't using anything). Everything was based on how good the ingredients are as well as good reviews, so I'm really happy I had such a good skincare experience from the start. I was a part of a Slovene forum called Čudovita.si and those girls gave great recommendations (are any of you my readers?) I got the Scheller cleansing gel, Garnier Essentials toner, Garnier Total Fresh cream and Neutrogena 2 in 1 cleanser/mask, I use the latter to this day. I later invested into Clinique's Dramatically Different Gel and L'Occitane's Lavender Matte lotion (which was beyond brilliant. The new Angelica is pretty much the same thing). It was in my teens that I feel in love with L'Occitane's skin care, particularly their ranges for young, blemish prone skin (Lavender and Red Rice). Oh, and I patiently waited for every new collection because I was addicted to their lip balm/lip glosses. I still find L'Occitane's skin care suits me very well. 


My favourite skin care investment was Advance Night Repair and I can't tell you how much I miss this in my skin care, but it costs an arm and a leg, plus your unborn child.

First nail polish owned?
My mom loves nail polishes, but she rarely wears them, nonetheless she got me my first nail polish very early and I was one of the first girls in my class to wear nail polish. There were two, both from Rimmel, which was sold in our DM's at that time (yes you read that right. We had Rimmel in Slovene DM's), one was light pink and the other lilac. Really pretty colours. But I mostly wore Manhattan's clear nail polish because I loved how it looked. I only realized after buying the third bottle in a row that I've been using a nail hardener (it was in a different packaging back then and it said it contains vitamins in the front). Maybe that's why my nails are so healthy all the time, who knows.


First fake tan attempt? 
I embrace my paleness and I even like being compared to Snow White, but so many people around me have a problem with me being pale. Even my doctor had me tested for anaemia like a thousand times (bimbo). Slowly that rubbed off on me, so when the first cheap drugstore gradual self-tanners arrived in Slovenia, I got the Nivea version. It smelled horrifying straight from the bottle, so I don't recall ever even using it. I then got the Sun Dance version, which I liked a lot and I was never orange or anything. (I always research things extensively before doing them. That's why people give me the instructions manuals to read first before using their electronics #uberdorkallert). But in general I'm rarely self-tanned in my life because it's a hassle and a little bit out of spite. Despite loving being pale, it means that a lot of my favourite foundations don't really fit me, so I when I self tan it's because of this or because I wan't to hide the damage on my legs. 

More Make up Memories 


First mascara: Manhattan Professional mascara. First waterproof was Maybelline's Sky high Curves and high end was Chanel's Inimitable.


First blush: Essence Silky Touch Blush in 10 Adorable, soon followed by Nars Orgasm, which I wore for years.


First red lip colour: Manhattan X-Treme Last Lipliner in 54W. First lipstick was Revlon's Red, but I never wore it because it didn't look good on me, so it quickly got a new home.

First lip gloss: Max Factor Silk Gloss in Mellow Pink. It was so good. Too bad they discontinued it.

First palette: Not including the children's toy I had, Sleek's Original and Storm.

My first fragrance: So...So what…? edt



My favourite fragrances through the years: Puma Woman,  Puma Jamaica, L'Occitane's Vanilla (gutted that's it's discontinued), Paco Rabanne Black XS (my signature scent for years), Escada Marine Groove and Taj Sunset, Calvin Klein Euphoria and Britney Spears Fantasy.


First "fancy" shampoo: Fructis Fortifying Shampoo for normal hair. I got a sample in a magazine when I was younger than 10 and I asked my mom to get it for me. It was the day my life changed. Before my parents were buying shampoos and they sucked at it because they were only buying those cheap 1 litre ones. 

First conditioner: Subrina, what else.

First hair serum: Avon Advanced Techniques Daily Results. Later I also used Klas Revital Silicone with vitamine E and Gliss Kur Haarspitzenfluid.

First hair styling product: Subrina Wax. My hair dresser recommended it to tame the frizz. I don't like it.

First hair care investment: Tigi Oatmeal and Honey conditioner plus Tigi's Curls Rock Amplifier. I used all of these for years.

Even before I was blogging, I posted a lot of pictures on different forums, everything from swatches to new ins. Unfortunately I was saving them on Shrani.si, which apparently deleted them, but I still found these few pictures just for the kicks. I loved displaying my stuff, but this was before I had the whole thing organized like now. Have you spotted Clarins' Instant Lip Perfector? I had it way before the hype started and didn't find it worth the price. I also miss Nivea's Toddies gel like crazy.


I hope you enjoyed my walk down the memory lane. I know I was quite detailed, but I just remember a lot. I won't tag anyone specifically, I just tag all of you if you'd like to dig around your memory. 

Have a great day! 

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50 comments

  1. Super objava, sem sama tudi razmišljala o čem podobnem, ko sem pred kratkim našla nekaj svojih prvih kosov ličil.

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    1. Krasno :) Upam, da se boš lotila take objave za nas firbce :)

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  2. I love these sorts of posts. Your prom makeup really looks decent, actually! :)

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    1. Thank you :) I did my best with those few brushes I had :)

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  3. Tole je bilo res zanimivo branje. Pri vsakem vprašanju sem skušala tudi sama najti odgovor, pa se polovice ne spomnim. :P Mislim pa, da bi za večino veljalo, da je bil prvi balzam, ki smo ga preizkusile, Subrinin. :D

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    1. Subrina je bila alfa in omega takrat :D Sem iskala sliko stare embalaže, pa je ni nikjer. Ampak Subrine nisem uporabljala že najmanj 10 let.

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  4. Uuu, ti si že hitro bila ekspert za makeup :) Zelo zanimivo je videti te "stare" produkte, me kar spomni na stare čase. Jaz sem se začela zanimati za kozmetiko šele pred 5leti, pred tem je bilo glavno samo to, da sem imela amaterski smokey eyes ali moder eyepencil :)

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    1. Kar zgodaj sem se začela zanimat za mejkap, čeprav ga v javnost nisem nosila kaj dosti. Že Miklavžu sem kot otrok pisala za šminke :D Iz DM-a mi je pa mami nosila tiste tester flaške, ker so ji bili kjut :)

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  5. Res zanimiva objava, sem jo z veseljem prebrala. Jaz se skoraj nič več ne spomnim, niti se nisem ličila zelo dolgo (you would never guessed that by seeing my current stash :P), se pa spomnim da sem jaz tudi imela tisto Chanel maskaro in mi je bila zakon :)

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    1. Jaz sem se že zgodaj ličila za doma, ampak za v javnost pa šele nekje pri 17 (maskara, korektor, blush in lip gloss, nič pretirano vidnega). Chanel maskara je bila meni ok, ampak ker ni bila vodooporna nisem bila čisto navdušena, jaz sem pač hotela da so trepalnice zavihane :)

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  6. You definitely have good memory, I can't remember so many details of my 'beauty life' :D

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    1. I also use it to annoy people by reminding them of their embarrassing moments in life :D

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  7. It's very similar to my beauty memories. How old are you, if you don't mind me asking? :D
    Greetings from Croatia :)

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    1. 28 :/
      Labello, Oriflame, L'oreal, ah...

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    2. Those were the days :D The cheapest brand was Manhattan, everyone had that frosty Labello and Avon was the one with the most innovative stuff. Man, am I glad things are so much better now. Especially since they started selling Catrice here and Bourjois is in every drugstore :)

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    3. Oh god Manhattan yes!
      I still have some of their stuff.
      I also remember buying my first blush - Deborah in a pan.
      I hated frosty Labellos, my friend and I were so happy when those with cherries came, the ones that left a reddish hue and had some glitter :D
      We also knew every Oriflame catalogue by heart. :shame:

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    4. Yes, everyone praised Deborah blushes and I was so happy when I found them in Ljubljana, but the pink shade looked orange on me. I couldn't wear it at all :/
      Those fruity shines from Labello came quite late though. I remember buying their Rose one and was so disappointed that it was clear. My first tinted one was dragonfruit :D
      I thumbed through those Oriflame and Avon catalogs every day :D I still have some as a keepsake :)

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    5. I had the Red Paprika one, it was blood dark red and pigmented.
      Let me just say that I have the same foundation shades as you :D

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    6. The darkest one I had was pomegranate :)
      Oh, another Snow White then :)

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  8. Super objava, sem kar odplavala v preteklost :) In hudo, sploh nisem vedela da smo imeli Rimmel v DMu - očitno takrat še nisem bila mu freak in sem bolj redko zahajala tja :D

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    1. Uh, Rimmel je bil pri nas kakšnih 15 let nazaj. Potem so se pa kar spokal in ni več glasu o njih že miljon let. A skoraj v vsaki državi so :D

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  9. Imaš pa res odličen spomin:)). Jaz ne vem če bi lahko na dve vprašanji odgovorila pravilno. Očitno si ti že dolgo v tem blogerskem, forumskem svetu, ne? :D Zanimivo, da si najprej kupovala dražje znamke. Se mi zdi, da je šlo od evra vse navzdol. Tudi naši budgeti. Jaz sem najbolj presenečena pri sebi, koliko sem včasih dala za parfume, zdaj pa redko kdaj sploh kakšnega kupim. Več dobim:)

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    1. You have no idea how much I annoy my brother with my memory :D Nič ne pozabim :P Uh, sem že kar dosti let v tem beauty svetu. Mislim, da sem postala članica tistega foruma pri 16-17ih. Sem pa iskala ocene epilatorjev in sem ga tako našla (yup, tudi to se spomnim :D)

      Včasih je bil drugstore mejkap tukaj tako slab. Manhattan je bila najcenejša znamka, nobena pa ni bila nekaj mega kvalitetna. Se je že bolj splačalo kupit nekaj dražjega, pa je vsaj bilo dobro. Zdaj je čisto drugače. Dražje znamke me resno dolgočasijo, te cenejše so pa inovativne, kvalitetne in primerne cene. Sploh Catrice in Bourjois. Včasih smo morali v Ljubljano hodit po Bourjois, zdaj je pa na vsakem koraku. In odkar so vse te spletne trgovine, lahko tudi parfume dobim zelo poceni. Predvsem je zdaj lažje bolj preudarno kupovat :)

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    2. Razumem kako je to lahko annoying za tvojega brata:P Dobro, da jaz nimam tako dobrega spomina. Se mi zdi blagoslov, da kar sproti pozabljam, dobro in slabo:D.

      Se strinjam s tabo. Prej ni bilo nobene izbire. Je pa res, da smo imeli tudkaj več teh cenovno ugodnih znamk, ki jih zdaj ni. Kot si omenila Rimmel, pa spomnim se Wet n Wild in še verjetno veliko več. Nato pa so kar naenkrat vse izginile.:/

      Zdaj je res izbira ogromna in se strinjam s tabo, da so višje cenovne dolgočasne. Se mi zdi, da te cenejše znamke bolj sledijo raznim trendom in hypom in s tem hkrati nudijo kupcem cenovno ugoden "in" izdelek. Dražje znamke imajo manjkrat nove launche in tudi manj LE. Vsaj meni se tako zdi. Pa pop pravici povedano, me niti ne pritegnejo, ker so cene ogromne in lahko skoraj isti izdelek dobim nekje veliko ceneje:).

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    3. Dobr spomin je prav prekletstvo, I tell you :)

      Res je da je Rimmel in Wet n' Wild, pa še kakšna znamka šla, ampak smo dobili veliko več novih znamk kot smo jih izgubili :) Je pa res škoda za ti dve znamki, čeprav jih je zelo lahko dobit preko neta, ampak v živo videt je čisto nekaj drugega. Wet n wild imajo drugače v nekaterih DM-ih na Hrvaškem in res obžalujem, da nisem vzela Sugar Plum Fairy ko sem bila nazadnje tam :)

      Višjecenovne imajo dejansko večino stvari popolnoma istih že miljon let, kar sicer ni slabo ker tako si pridobiš zvestobo, ampak cenejše znamke, tako kot praviš, hitreje sledijo trendom. Me bo veliko bolj navdušila novica o novih Bourjoisovih šminkah, kot še enkrat malenkost spremenjenih Chanelovih Coco šminkah. Jaz predvsem gledam na kvaliteto kot pa ceno, ampak me velika večina high-end stvari ne pritegne, ker je drugstore kozmetika že tako dobra :)

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  10. Lušna objava. :) Sama se najbolj spominjam teh senčk na kroglico pa moje prve zares prave šminke, L'Oreal Glam Shine Cream (Beyonce je bla takrat v oglasih), ki jo še zdaj včasih pogrešam. Aja, pa mami sem enkrat ob koncu osnovne šole zaplenila Lancomov bronzer, ki sem ga potem uporabljala kot blush. :D

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    1. Joj te senčke na kroglico so bile tudi muha enodnevnica :D So ljudje hitro ugotovili kako so brezvezne, ker vse kar je bilo od njih je bil ogromen šimer, tako da so hitro izginile iz polic :) Shine Cream pa nisem nikoli imela, ampak se dobro spomnim tiste lepe embalaže in reklam.

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  11. !Very cool post! Oh, you had quite some high-end make-up when you were younger :)
    I also did my make-up by myself on my prom. When I was teenages I was reading girls magazine and each one has some nice make-up look and advice. I was gathering them in a folder and took some advice:) I wore eyeshadows, powder and mascara pretty early. Good noone forbid me..Because who knows when I'd come to the stage of make-up I am on now:))

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    1. I also read magazines when I was younger, but I've grown to hate them soon. Always the same things and heavy advertising doesn't appeal to me at all. I started searching for makeup looks on the internet instead and saved images on my computer :)
      I'm also so happy no one forbade me from wearing makeup :)

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  12. It amazes me that you still remember all this stuff! I don't think I'd be able to answer even half of the questions, haha. Thanks for taking us back in time with you ;-)

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    1. It was an even longer post originally, but I decided to keep it "relatively short" :)

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  13. Hihi, očitno imam tudi jaz precej slab spomin.. če pobrskam za nazaj, se ne spomnim niti prve šminke, mislim da je bil prvi gloss eden bolj lepljivih in čudnih, s sadnim vonjem, ne vem ali od Essence ali katere druge znamke- skratka veliko bleščic, prozoren, bel sloj in to je to ;D..

    maskara..hm... nimam pojma.. sem dokaj hitro zajadrala v MU vode, že v osnovni šoli sem se pacala in to s pravimi bojnimi barvami (me je kar sram ko se spomnim haha, ampak si pač rečem, da je bilo to obdobje eksperimentiranja ;D).. vendar pa se sploh ne spomnim, s katerimi znamkami sem se 'okraševala'.. Manhattan ziher, kasneje pa Oriflame s katerim sem bila kar obsedena ;)

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    1. Tiste Essence glose v tubicah sem imela tudi jaz. No imela sem mentol, ampak ga skoraj nikoli nisem nosila, sem raje imela L'Occitanove glosse :)

      Manhattan je bila dolga leta najcenejša znamka tukaj, razen Oriflame in Avon, samo to si pa že moral poznat nekoga, ki je to prodajal. Jaz sem pa maskaro zares začela nosit kar pozno. Imam očala in ker so moje trepalnice tako dolge so se mi zaradi maskare zatikale za šajbice (nisem še imela uvijalca), zato je nisem maral nosit. Črn svinčnik v waterline pa ja :D

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  14. Imaš pa res zelo, zelo dober spomin. :D Sama se bolj malo spomnim.
    Je pa tudi meni ta ista Manhattan maskara ostala v spominu, je tudi bila moja prva! :D

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    1. Se spomnim še več, ampak nisem hotela napisat epic objave :D Ta maskara je bila najcenejša v drogerijah in točno zato sem jo vzela. Mi je pa bila tako slaba, da sem šla hitro po tisto Maybellinovo. Ideja z posebej glavničkom mi je pa še vedno všeč :)

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  15. This was such a fun post! I had that same Revlon quad when I was in High School. (I might even have it in my drawer somewhere, still...I definitely haven't used it in ages!)

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    1. It was fun to write as well :) I kept the palette as a keepsake, but I never truly liked it. I remember trying to build the colour for ages when I was doing my prom makeup, but what bothered me even more was that the blue isn't really blue on the eyes.

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  16. Super objava! :) Zanimivo in zabavno branje.

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  17. Awesome tag post. It was fun knowing more about you. Do you like Oriflame products?

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    1. It was fun to do :)
      I haven't bought anything from Oriflame in years. I'm just not fond of the ordering system and I don't even know anyone who still sell it (I don't want to register myself). But, I am tempted to try some of their stuff again :)

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  18. This was a very fun post to read!! :) my first beauty item was one of those boxes with blue eyeshadows, glittery nail polish, glittery lipsticks etc hahahaha

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    Xoxo jessy

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    1. Thank you :) I remember having a glittery lip gloss and those two eyeshadows from Oriflame had shimmer as well, but I never liked glitter much as it gets everywhere :D

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  19. So fun to read all these!! Hope you will check out my blog too! http://rhemaglitz.blogspot.com/

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  20. Meni je tudi ful všeč ta objava! :) Si pa res dobra, da se vse to spomniš, jaz sem poskušala zraven odgovarjati pa se pol stvari ne spomnim :P xx

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    1. Kaj vse še spomnim razen mejkapa :D Bom imela kmalu poln disk :D

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  21. Super objava :D škoda ker sem jaz že vse stare izdelke vrgla v smeti :( bi bilo zanimivo videti kaj sem uporabljala še čisto na začetku moje poti obsedenosti z make up-om :D

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    1. Hvala :) Sama imam nekaj stvari spravljenih za spomin ali pa zato, ker mi prazne embalaže vedno prav pridejo, dosti stvari je pa seveda že šlo :)

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