Tuesday, 26 November 2013

How about this?

What do we think about me doing a christmasgift guide? "Na we don't care you haven't been beautyblogging so long" or "Yay! Ideas can never go wrong!" My idea was that it would be sporadic and some thoughts behind it. Not purely beautyrelated either. I love giving my loved ones gifts and I give each gift much consideration and thought. I love receiving a well thought out gift. How do we feel about this? I'd really love your feedback on this!

Monday, 25 November 2013

Sweater weather tag

Oh my gosh! I just must do this tag! Or at least try to. Read on and enjoy!

1. Favorite Candle Scent?
I like anything with vanilla in it but this year I decided to try something differnet and fell in ove with a candle smelling apple and cinnamon.

2. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate?
I drink all three but I prefer a latte with a flavoursyrup in it.

3. What's the best fall memory you have?
Gathering leaves in our garden with my dad, when I was very little, and then throwing myself in it. A great memory from not so far back is playing in leaves with my dog. He loves it!

4. Which makeup trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged eyeliner? 
Neither. I think berrylips and winged liners look amazing on others, but I'm scared of it.

5. Best fragrance for fall?
I don't switch perfumes depending on the season. I use what I love all year round.

6. Favorite Thanksgiving food?
We don't have thanksgiving where I live. Sad but true. We have harvestthingy if you go to church.

7. What is autumn weather like where you live?
Mostly wet. But now and again it's sunny and high lovely air!

8. Most worn sweater?
Haven't gotten myself one yet. I'm still looking for it!

9. Must-have nail polish this fall?
A nice grey or a glittery red.

10. Football games or jumping in leaf piles?
Leaf piles!

11. Skinny jeans or leggings?
I want to say skinny jeans but I find them very uncomfy so I will have to go with leggings. Sorry guys.

12. Combat boots or Uggs?
Neither? I don't like combat boots and uUggs are to expensive and suede is so unpractical. I nice pair of comfy high heeled boots is the way to go.

13. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?
We don't have that where I live so I don't know. I've eaten pumpkin pie once and that wasn't yummy at all.

14. Favorite fall TV show?
Originals and Downton Abbey!

15. What song really gets you into the fall spirit?
Singing in the rain? No that's more of a springtime song. I don't have a fall song but rather a christmas song. I'm dreaming of a white christmas with Bing Crossby. Sort of my grandpa and dads fault. Love it!

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Nail sabbath

Today is just gonna be a wordy-none-picture-post about something that I'm usually very proud of. My nails. When I was younger my classmates used to envy me my long beautiful nails. And I was like, that's easy. Just don't bite them. But the older I got my nails started to chip and flake and break very easily and I got a little bit panicked. I went to the doctors and found out that I had an iron deficiency and started to take iron supplements and I noticed a big change in my nails. And a bonus my dizziness got to a more manageable level. Just a tip for you girls out there.
Then why am I writing this? Well, I want to share. Plus now my nails are back to being a complete mess and looking like crap. Just being honest here. I think, or I'm pretty sure, it has something to do with that I've had naipolish on for nonstop the past couple of months. Not a great idea. I use a nailploshremover without acetone in it but I figure the nailpolish might not be that healthy for you either in the long run. So I will let my nails be and be nice to them for the next week or so. I will try to get some nourishment into my nails and see how they like that.
Before I started eating iron every day I used a myrrhoil for the nails and it did nothing for me. More than being sticky and messy.

Hope you all are having a great saturday!

Monday, 18 November 2013

Good gue and not so great

I made a promise to myself to my face to try and use more mass. How did it go you may wonder. Well, not so great! I have done it three times since then and that's it. I just don't make time for it. It's silly but I don't.

I picked up four claymasks which you might've seen in my haul post. They're from the British brand with the very intriguing name Formula 10.0.6

They are meant to be for one use per packaging and there's two of each. But there is so much in them that you could use it twice per packaging! But I didn't since I couldn't reseal it and that would just make it gross.

First look at them makes them seem to be the same thing. The orange is more of a deep cleaning mask and the pink one more of a clarifying pore minimizing mask. The orange smells like an orange and is very pleasant. It contains said oranges, seasalt and bergamott. It feels a bit warm on the skin which it said it could but it is in no way uncomfortable. My sensitive and very easily aggrivated skin loved this mask! I will definetly buy this again and I think I'll even buy it in a tube.

Now on to the pink one. It did absolutely nothing for my skin! I have one left that I refuse to use! Wied how I can ove one and dislike another from the same brand. It is supposed to smell like strawberries which it contains. And it kinda does but not in a pleasant way. I don't like fakesmelling strawberry scents at all. It contains those strawberries, rosemarin and yarrow. Whatever that is.

They were 20 SEK each ( £1.86 & $3.02 ) so they are very cheap. One big thumbs up and one ee not that great.

Have you tried anything from the brand?

Thursday, 14 November 2013

On my eyes

Today we're gonna talk about Maybellines 24 Hour Color Tattoos. I heard alot about hem online and played around with them in stores until I finally caved and got one. And then another one the next month. It just sort of happened! So, now that I've had time to test them out and have a real go at them what do I think? The answer isn't really that easy. I'll explain.

On the hand they look firm and when you rub on it, it wont budge. Put some water and soap on and it's still hard to get off. Great! Maybe it does the tattoo name justice?! Well, no. And 24 hour?! It doesn't even stay that put with a primer underneath! I have kinda oily eyelids but with a primer on must other things stay put all day. And here's the funny part. I used them both at the same time, put some shadow on and went by a whole day and they stayed put. Just a little creasing and I didn't notice and colorfading. But, if I wear the pink on it's own it creases and fades pretty fast. I've had the bronze on today with some shadow in the crease and corner and it has stayed kinda put. Just a little bit of crease but no fading what so ever! Isn't that weird?

The pink is so pretty but a bit harder to build up coverage. The brown one is better in that department. It's more one the brink of being to colorful and hard to get a bit softer. I noticed that it applys better and more easily and less messy if I warm it up first with my finger and then put an eyeshadowbrush in it. Not warming it up before will get you nowhere so they are a bit messy and nothing you put on without a mirror! Another thing I noticed is that it can come of in tiny chunks when you warm it up. You get used to it pretty fast and learn how to work it to your advantage.

On and on Bronze and Pink Gold

The color range here aren't that big. Yet.I love the colors except the tope one that looks just like mud. The purple and the turquoise one looks amazing!

I love them and wouldn't want to be without them! I'm just a tiny bit disappointed in the pinky one.
Good thing is I didn't pay full price for either of them! They're usually 99 SEK ( £9.25 & $14.84) I think that's pricey! Is it just me?

Have you tried anything from the line and what did you think?

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

The Princess Tag

I've seen this tag go around youtube like mad lately. I watched the first one whihch is made by the lovely Tati aka glamlifeguru on youtube. I thought it was a really great tag. Buuuuut, since I don't make videos, yet, I thought I could do a written one instead here on my blog. Where I rule! *insert smile*

Since all makeup here is superridicoulusly expensive I haven't tried as much higher end stuff. I'm really curious to do it so I'm just waiting for the money to come rollin' so I can go bananas! I hope you'll like my take on this tag and keep on reading.

1. Foundation
I haven't tried a high end foundation yet but I would love to try a M.A.C foundation or one from Dior.

2. Concealer
Again, haven't tried one. Don't know any I would like to try either. Recommendations?

3. Powder
Oh, I just remembered I have tried a high end foundation powder so since it's a mix I will put it here! ID Bare Minerals! Ha! Got the wrong shade but it sort of worked and I kinda liked it.

4. Bronzer
I just got my first ever bronzer and as a bronzer it was a fail but as highlighter it's super. I'd love to try Too Faced or Guerlain. Or Jouer.

5. Blush
Since I have naturally rosy cheeks and hate it I don't use blush. I am super afraid of using one as well. I guess if I woud be rbave I woud try one from Benefit or the heartshaped one from Too Faced. I played around with it in a store a while back and got glitter all over my jacket arm!

6. Highlighter
Hourglass ambient light for sure! Would love to have a go at that stuff!

7. Eyeshadow
I actually own one high end eyeshadow. Or two. Make up Stores Microshadows. One in satin and one in Midnight Sailor! Other's I would love to have a go at are M.A.C's for sure and Urban Decays Naked palettes!

8. Eyeliner
Wow, again afraid of using the stuff since I'm so fair skinned and blonde. I dunno. Any recommendations?

9. Mascara
I love high end mascaras. They are worth the extra money! I've actually have had two come to think of it. One from Make up Store and Lancomes Definicils. Loved the latter so much! And I want to try Hypnose Star! Think I will get it for myself for christmas. Cheeky cheeky.

10. Lip liner
Don't use it.

11. Lipstick
I try to use it. Don't own any but YSL's golden ones with the lipstick colour as a decor on the outside. Rouge Voluptés would be fun to have! They are so beautifully designed!

12. Lip gloss
Actually own one and again it's from Make up Store and is called rif-raf.

13. Brows
Want to try Anastasias brow wiz!

14. Misc
Here you can choose candle or tool or whatever! High on my wishing list there's a GHD curler!

15. Nailpolish
I don't know if this counts as high end anywhere else since they are about 6-8 dollars in the states and I have no idea what they cost in England but here they certainly are high end clocking in right under the 20 dollar mark! Yes you read it right! 20! And it is the Essie nailpolishes. And I was lucky enough to buy one for a little bit more than half the price! So in my collection I have leading lady. I want all the cameleon ones as well and I am desperate to try Butter London. They are even more expensive here than the Essie nailpolishes!

So, that was my take on the princess tag. Hope you liked it!

Saturday, 9 November 2013

A little face goes a long way

I don't know how I came up with the headline but bear with me!

I was in the market for a new moisturiser for so long cuz i am very picky about what I put in my face and my skin, let me tell you, is even picker about what it likes. Even though it is supposed to be good for sensitive skin a perfume free it breaks me out like crazy! I get alot of new samples from my mom who works in a pharmacy. I am her guinea pig. If I like it and my skin handles it then she can fully recommend it to her costumers. Which is great and I get to test alot of stuff!

Anyway, I've been using a daycream from Nivea for absolutely ages. I repurchased it for about 4 years I think. I've tried different others but didn't like them as much. So when I was shopping one day like two months back I found this at 50% off and decided to give it a go.

It is Olays Total Effects 7 in One Mosturiser+ sensitive protection with spf 15. Wow, that sure was a mouthful!
The seven benefits are:
Reduces fine lines
Helps with uneven skintone
Aging spots
Uneven texture
And it is supposed to be packed with white thea and hawthorne as antioxidants. That can never be wrong!

Okay, so after having tried t for almost two months I should notice some difference. Most daycreams shows effects after 3 weeks. At least on my skin. I don't have that many fine lines to begin with, just around the eyes. I sort of have uneven skintone as in the meaning that I flush easily and get some redness on my cheeks. No aging spots, I am dry but not dull and some bigger pores that I hate! It has evened out my complexion and given it some more sheen than usual. My skin overall looks like it feels alot better. I remember waking up one morning and looking myself in the mirror and really noticing that I had a great skin day! It was like "is this really me?" I am well over 20 now and still have some breakouts on my cheeks that never seem to want to go away. I will never have perfect skin and it pains me greatly. That good skinday lasted for a few days and then I got some breakouts but today I seem to be back at that great point. And I am pretty sure I owe it to this little guy! One thing that drives me absolutely insane about the Olay bottles is that the pumphead comes of the first few times when you take off thee protective plastic top. A hughe designflaw that I complained about on instagram.
I am really pleased with this and I might repurchase it. And that in itself is a great reward coming from me!
The pricepoint then? It was originally 155 SEK ( £14.67 & $23.48 ) so it's on the pricier side. Not at the Biotherm or any of those but still. So if you devide that in half you get what I paid which I think is a much better price!
I will let you know how I get on with it.

Have you tried aanything from Olay? What was your thoughts? Which is your holy-skin-grail?

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

I've finally made up my mind!

Todays post is gonna be about the ever so popular Wake me up foundation from Rimmel. Everyone seems to love it! They go on and on about how great it is. So naturally I decided to give it a go. I really wanted to love it and was so excited when it came over from the Uk.

At first looking at the packaging I was scared of trying it. It looks really glittery in the bottle.

I tried it for the longest time without a primer and I really wanted to love it. it looked sort of great the first couple of hours on and then it went from light powdery to darker liquidy mess. It sinks right into he pores and any fine lines that I might've gotten over the years. I'm only 24 but me like everybody else have lived and laughed. It made my skin look even dried and flaky and oh my god it looked pretty awful after just four hours! So I decided it must be something wrong with my skin and moisturizer so I changed that and got myself a primer. I look even drier now!! I like the lightreflecting part of it but not that it sinks in to my pores and makes my skin look even drier. And that in changes color and goes from a bit of a powdery finish to a more sticky liquidy finish. I really thought this would be a great foundation for me since I've heard other people with dry skin like it. But I don't. To be honest with you I think I will give it to my sister and get a new one for myself. And now it has started to itch a bit on my skin as well. It has a slight fragrance to it which I really don't mind. But my skin seems to now after three weeks of use. I will e using it today as well and then I wont!
88 SEK ( £8 & $13.55 )

I'm sorry Rimmel. I so wanted to love it! On the up side it is a great color math to my winterskin. I used findation to get it right.