tisdag 3 april 2012

Glossybox March 2012 - Sweden

Now I live in Sweden so that's why I just put Sweden in the title (for those of you who want to check out only the Swedish boxes). The products you get in your Glossybox varies depending on where you're from but it's still products that anyone could benefit from reading about =) And most Glossybox (any country) work with the same companies so a product that was sent out in the UK December could be sent out here in March (not saying that this is what has happened month), just sayin' =)

Anyways, here's what I got in my Glossybox for March:

1. KIEHL'S Ultra Facial Cream: A bestseller for Khiel's but I'm guessing this is going to be to rich for me. Maybe more suitable for dryer skin.2.  L'OCCITANE Almond Shower Oil: A very "warm" shower oil. Don't know how much use I'll be getting out of this one atm. Probably more if I'm going somewhere.3. CRABTREE & EVELYN Antibacterial Moisturizing Hand Gel (full-size): Here in Sweden it's pretty hard to get a hold of a nice smelling Antibacterial hand gel. Most have no scent to them and they smell of alcohol. This has a scent of Lavender and Salmiak and other goodness. Smells a bit like After Shave actually. But still this is nicer than the smell of alcohol. And you always need antibacterial hand gel in your purse!4. BURT'S BEES Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme: This smells amazing. I'm gonna keep it on my night stand and use it every night. I'll get back to you with a review when I feel I've tried it eneough =)5. MÁDARA ECOCOSMETICS Moisturizing Lotion:  Nothing special  was my first impression of it. Smells of freshly cut grass actually. Very Strange.The little bag with pink lable is candy =)

måndag 2 april 2012

To buy or not to buy...

Stila In the moment eyeshadow palette.. Oh have you guys seen this pretty pretty palette??

I want it so bad but I don't really want to spend the money as I'm saving for my Asia trip this upcoming fall.. I hate when you've gotten a product in your head and CAN'T get it out!! ^^ I don't need it, but it would be a great palette to take with me on my trip.. Gaah!

What do you guys think of this palette? You have it? seen it and swatched it?

onsdag 28 mars 2012

Why I love MAC Embark eyeshadow!?

I tell you why.. It makes my eyes pop more than other matte brown defining shades!

Now, brown in general makes blue eyes pop a little more than blacks and greys (as it is closer to orange which is the opposite of blue in the colourwheel), however the RIGHT shade of brown makes such a diefference! The right shade for me has proven to be Embark. It has that red undertone that makes the blue in my eyes pop more without being a red or an orange colour. It defines my eyes and makes them look brighter. So what's not to love??

I took a picture of my eyes, one wearing Embark and one Mystery (a cooler matte brown- grey undertones) so you guys could see the difference between hem. Though the effect didn't show up as much as I would like it to (as it actually does in real life). You can still se it though =)

Embark VS Mystery

If you hold your hand over one eye and then the other you can see more of a difference but if you look closely you can actually see that the left eye looks slightly more blue and the right eye looks slightly more grey. So imaine the effect in real life (when the colours aren't that much washed out - the flash does that)!

So conclution? I love Embark as my everyday defining eyeshadow and I suggest everyone with blue/grey/green eyes to go and check it out. If it's too exspensive maybe go check if the drugstore brand have a similar redtoned matte brown. I bet NYX has one, and maybe you have one in a 88/120 palette that you own?

If you have brown eyes though a more greytoned brown would make them look slightly more brown (grey is closer to blue).

söndag 25 mars 2012

What to wear on a roadtrip??

Hi guys! How was your weekend?? Mine was awesome. I went on a roadtrip to see one of my best friends in an other city, 2 hours from Stockholm. We had a blast!

But before I went I thought what should I wear makeup wise when I'm gonna be in a car for 2 hours but I still wanna look fresh and put together when I arrive so I wont have to worry about when I don't wanna worry about it (does that make sense? I feel like that was a looong sentence hehe).

So I did what I always do when I want to look nice but not overdone, and I want to share that with you =)

This is what I looked like:

This is what I did:
- First I put on my Garnier tinted eye roll-on under my eyes and blended that out.
- Then I mixed some foundation (Chanel Pro Lumiere) with some primer (Benefit The POREfessional) in my hands and just applied it as I would a moitsurizer. Gives coverage but not too much and the primer makes it last longer than if you would've mixed the foundation with a moisturizer. 
- After that I just swiped a little powder (Too Faced primed&poreless) on my T-zone and nowhere else.
- I put bronzer (NARS Laguna) and blush (MAC Springsheen) on as usual, just not as heavy. 
- Then I just finshed off my look with some mascara (Max Factor 2000 Calorie) and filled in my brows just a tiny bit (Isadora Eyebrow pencil Light Brown), and last but not least some tinted lip balm (ACO soft red lip balm).

It's the quickest easiest way to look put together without looking overdone =)

onsdag 21 mars 2012

My favorite MAC eyeshadows!

When I saw Michele's (Michele1218 on youtube)  video on her favorite MAC eyeshadows I went through my collection to see which ones were my favorites..

With flash
First we have my everyday quad, in this quad I keep - Vanilla, All that Glitters, Mulch, Embark.

Vanilla is my all time fave highlight, it has a vanilla/milky colour that has just a slight slight satin finish.
All that Glitters I think you are all familiar with by now ;P it's a gorgeous pink/champange colour that's the most easy everyday lid colour ever.
Mulch is a darker brown with golden shimmer and it makes the perfect soft brown smokey eye.
Embark is my all time favorite eyeshadow ever! It's an absolutely amazing colour for just some definition around your eyes. Why I love it so so much is because of the redish undertone, it just makes my blue eyes pop without me having to wear red, pink or orange! Everyone with blur or green eyes should invest in Embark, makes such a difference along your lashline!

Next we have- Bronze, Shroom, Woodwinked, Sketch
Sable, Antiqued, Mystery

Bronze is just that perfect high shine bronze colour, nothing really unique about it but still the softness of it and the colour is just so pretty.
Shroom is the highlight I go for when I want that extra umph in my inner corners. Shiny milky colour.
Woodwinked I also think you're all familiar with by now, such an amazing gold/bronze! It's my #1 summer colour, so effortless and pretty.
Sketch is that darker colour that is just something different than brown but still very soft as it has warm plum undertones that doesn't show up as straight up purple. Gives a plum tone to your look and goes amazingly with blue or green eyes.
Sable is also one of those effortless colour that you just slap on and then you're done. Gorgeous medium brown with plum/pink undertones.
Antiqued is a really coppertoned bronze that is just gorgeous on blue eyes and looks absolutely amazing with a tan. Your eyes just pops!!
Mystery is for when I want a more cooltoned defined lashline or look overall. It's just for when I need a change from all the warm colours I tend to use =)

Without flash

What are your favorite MAC eyeshadows? =)

söndag 18 mars 2012

Clinique 3 step system - combination/oily skin REVIEW

WOW it's been a while! How are you guys ?? =) I've been busy busy busy as usual. But anyways. I have some time atm so I thought I would finally do my review on the Clinique 3 step skin care sytem for skin type 3 (combination/oily skin). I've been using it for about 1½ months now.

The 3 step system is designed to take care of the three most imortant things for your skin, cleanse - exfoliate - moisturize. And that is really what it's all about when taking care of your skin. While that's a great way to take care of your skin (you should at least do these three steps no matter what products you use) I feel that they haven't really hit the nail on the head with the combination/oily skin 3 step products.

With the 3 step system for combination/oily skin you get a cleanser, the dramatically different gel moisturizer and an exfoliating toner. 

I love Cliniques' liquid facial soap cleansers even for dry/normal skin, it really does a great job cleansing my face. And there's really not much difference between the formulations for the different skin types, so I suggest you just go for the one for you particular skin type as it probably will have some different ingredients that suits your skin a bit better than others.

The dramatically different gel moisturizer however have absolutely no power to it at all. It did feel nice and cooling on the skin at first but then when it sinked in to the skin the skin felt dry and not moisturized ebough. And when you have an oily skin you need moisture so your skin stops overproducing sebum (the skin oil) and I just didn't feel that the gel formula worked for that. Moisture is key for oily skin!! So I feel that the 3 step kit would be better with the normal dramatically different lotion istead of the gel..

Now on to the clarifying toner.... It's very very drying, and that is the worst thing you can do to your skin when it's oily as it tricks the skin to producing more sebum! However if you have problems with blemishes and stuff this toner absolutely works for that, allthough you do need a very moisturizing moisturizer after to give your skin that boost it needs after been dryed out..

So if you would get the lotion intead of the gel moisturizer I think this kit would have worked sooo much better for me than it did now, now I actually went from pretty good skin to bad skin with blemishes and clogged pores everywhere! It did not keep my oil at bay as it should have, it just made it worse!

So my final thoughts: I think if you are gonna use the 3 step system and have an oily skin, don't be afraid to switch out the gel moisturizer for the loiton, beacause it will make such a difference in the results!
I still stand by my Origins Balanced diet moisturizer or La-Roche Posay effaclar duo moisturizer and my he Body Shop Seaweed toner, and then I switch between Origins Checks and balanced cleanser and the Clinique liquid soap cleanser. Those products have actually changed my skin for the better, So I really sugest you try those instead of all clinique products =)

söndag 19 februari 2012

New Hair!

Hi guys!
I haven't been blogging for a while because of all the work I had and some other stuff (apartment stuff) that took some time to sort out. Anymays I might have some energy back now when it's all done so hopefully I will be able to blog a bit more now. I want to!

I'm going to start with showing you my new hair =) or it's not that much of a difference but I did cut it quite a bit and I got my highlights done. Oh I love that feeling of newly cut fresh hair!

torsdag 2 februari 2012

FOTD - Monday 30/1 - Wednesday 1/2 2012

As I haven't really been doing much more than working (from home) and some errands, I've been going for a simple but pretty bronze look. I want to use my NAKED palette as much as I can atm (you know that newly in love feeling ;P) and I've found that "Smog" is that perfects soft brown bronze everyday colour. It's kinda' like MAC's woodwinked only not as orange/gold more brown/bronze which makes it easier to wear on a day to day basis.

Face: Lumene Beauty Base Matifying Primer
Garnier tinted eye roll-on
Revlon ColorStay Foundation
Too Faced Primed & Poreless loose powder
NARS Bronzer Laguna
MAC Blush Bite of an Apple
DIOR Highlighter Amber Diamond

Eyes: MAC Paint Pot Painterly
UD e/s Smog (lids), Darkhorse (lashline), Sin (highlight)
MUS Eyeliner pencil Vanilla (waterline)
MAC Fluidline Blitz&Glitz (tightline)
VLD Mix & Match Brow colour trio (lightest shade)
Max Factor 2000 calorie mascara

Lips: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

Note: UD = Urban Decay, MUS = Make Up Store, VLD = Viva La Diva

If you have MAC Woodwinked at home but you're not really using it because you think it's too orange, I really suggest you check out Urban decays website or in store if they sell Smog individually (if you don't wanna buy the whole Naked palette) 'cause it really is a more wearable brown version of wookwinked =)

tisdag 31 januari 2012

January Favorites 2012

This month has gone by so fast but at the same time so slow.. hmm I don't know what it is but it feels like it should be just right after new years but at the same time it feels like it should be the end of the month aswell haha excuse me I'm a little tired atm ^^

End of the month and therefor time for my monthly favorites.. I have a few new products to show you as I started the new year with some serious shopping hehe

Bed Head Urban Anti+Dotes Shampoo and Conditioner
says on the bottle that it's perfects for dry and damaged hair and will give you reslults in just a few uses. It really does, it leaves my hair feeling soft, moiturized, smooth, gives it a silky look and all that!! Ah I love love love these!! Smell amazing too!

Benefit The POREfessional pore minimizing primer
Minimizes the pores brilliantly! And mine are HARD to cover up!!

MAC Blush Bite of an apple (LE)
I been wearing this blush a whole lot this month, as it gives that perfect "just been out in the cold+sun" look. It's LE from the Venomous Villians collection but if you can find a colour that is a true apple red I suggest you try it out!

Essie Guchi Muchi puchi
The perfect pinky nude nail polish! Applies great and easy. Needs 3 coats to be opaque but you can get by with 2 just for that polishes classy look =)

DIOR Blush 839 Vintage Pink
Gorgeous pink with a gorgeous gold satin sheen. So so nice!

Viva La Diva Mix & Match Brow colours
Been back into using shadow for my brows lately. Dont know why but this trio is the one I go to when I want shadow. The lightest colour is perfect for my brows and it lasts a long time aswell. Cheap too ;P

What products have you been loving this month??

måndag 30 januari 2012

FOTD - Saturday night 28/1/2012

Good morning lovelies!

I'm gonna start off this week with a FOTD from saturday night. I was feeling a bit sick this weekend so we just had some friends over they drank some beer(I didn't want to drink) and we chatted all night. I love nights like that! I didn't know though exactly what the night would bring when I did my makeup so I went a little heavier than I would have had I known I would stay in all night. Oh well, I like doing my makeup and I had a new toy (NAKED palette!) to play with so no harm done ;)

Face: Garnier tinted eye roll-on
NARS Sheer Matte foundation
Too Faced primed and poreless loose powder
NARS Bronzer Laguna
DIOR Blush Vintage Pink
DIOR Highlighter Amber Diamond

Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay  NAKED p e/s Toasted(lids) & Hustle(lashlines + outer v) & 
Virgin(highlight- browbone + inner tearducts)
MUS Eyeliner pencil Vanilla(waterline)
MAC Fluidline Blitz&Glitz(tightline)
Max Factor 2000 calorie mascara
Isadora Eyebrowpencil light brown

Lips: MAC Cremcheen lipglass Partial To Pink

This is the first time I've ever tried Urban Decay shadows and they are very very nice! Allthough some of them do have rather excessive fallout (mostly the glitter ones). This is also the first time for me trying out the famous primer potion which I'm not really that keen on actually :/ it's so wet feeling and I just don't like that. I get the exact same results (staying power + colour pop) with my Too faced Shadow insureance or my Lumene eyeshadow base without that wet feeling. So the Primer Potion will go to a friend. I do have too many primes anyways so I donät need to hold on to it just because you know =)
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