Sunday, 29 December 2013

Post Christmas Shopping

I somehow decided that it was a great, no brilliant, idea yesterday to do some shopping. Score some great deals at the post Christmas sales. My local mall was jampacked with people. Why do we go thru this willingly every year? Next year I think I only will be shopping online. Or not. I didn't find what I was looking for but I scored an OPI nailpolish at only half price. I was a happy camper all the way home. Scored some PS3 games as well, but since this is a beautyblog only, I will show you my new pride and joy.

It is a purple polish with glitters in it. I haven't tried it yet. And since this is my first from the brand as well I have hughe expectations. It's called louvre me louvre me not. Get it? A flirt at the glaspyramid museum in Paris. I paid 75 SEK ( £6.98 & $11.49) Remember this was half price.

Did you find anything lovely or just a bunch of grumpy people?

Friday, 27 December 2013

Happy Almost New Year

Hello everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I know I had. Lots of delicious food and spent it with my loved ones. I got some really great gifts that I'm playing around with and will do reviews on in the future. I know one of the will make it into my monthly favorites very soon.

I am deliberating with myself whether or not I should do a "what I got for Christmas" post.

I just wanted to wish you all happy holidays and happy almost new year!

Monday, 23 December 2013

Christmas beauty shopping

I got my christmasshopping done today and I've got one word for it. Chaos! Oh my! People everywhere and not enough space or oxygen to go around. I found some really great stuff but not all that I was looking for. You would think that Christmas is a big beauty thing around the world. But it isn't. Almost everyone do Christmas giftpacks but they don't bring out any new stuff around Christmas. I want to give my loved ones new things to try out and maybe use for the new years. I am very disappointed in the beauty brands for not bringing their new stuff over here. I know they have loads of new stuff out in other countries.

Are you all settled for the big day tomorrow?

Monday, 16 December 2013

Under Cover

As exciting as the name is, it's only a face primer from IsaDora. It's fairly new on the market and I found it on sale two months or so ago and decided to put it to the test. First we're gonna look at what it claims.

The list is very long and it sounds promising.
• Hides imperfections in the skin
• Highly moisturizing ingredients
• Reduces redness
• Reduces puffiness
• Mattifying
• Minimizes hyperpigmentation/dark spots
• For all skin types

My first thought from reading this is how can anything me mattifying and highly moisturizing?! I don't think the two ever go hand in hand and in this case they definitely don't! I've got super dry skin in the winter and some redness and hyperpigmentation on my cheeks and this doesn't do anything for it! So it doesn't feel like it meets any of its claims. It does make the skin feel smoother and the foundation glides on better but it doesn't make it stay on any longer. And my skin looks even drier. This was a hughe waste of my money! It's a real shame they don't do refunds. I seriously have no idea what they were thinking when they made this. I love IsaDoras nailpolishes. They are to die for but this?! No thank you. If you're thinking of buying it, stay away and go for another one! Any upsides? It's peachy looking when it comes out of the tube and you don't need a huge amount to cover your entire face but you need more than I'd like. When you put it on it feels smooth but in a dry kinda way. I think the mattifying ingredients gets the upper hand. Sad part is you get a bit shiny after a few hours so it doesn't keep you mattified either. It doesn't smell of anything in particular but a bit chemical. Just like makeup does. On the plus side it didn't brake me out or give me any allergic reactions. I'm not sure why there's an indentaion at the top. I first thought it was because of a squeezy point of thought. I ruled it out by trying. It's 30 ml and will last you a while. If you like it that's a good thing.

Pricepoint then? They all cost fairly much the same. At least those we could call "Cheaper brands". This 30 ml bottle costs normally 159 SEK ( £14.86 & $24.25 )

Have you tried this? Which is your fav primer?

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

50 Random facts about Me

I thought I would do the 50 random facts about me tag. I've seen it go around for a few years and I thought I'd give it a go. Let's see if I can make it to 50 shall we?

1. I'm the oldest sister out of three.
2. I am a scorpion and you will notice it in the way that I'm very headstrong, loyal and passionate. I feel first and think second.
3. English is my second language and I have studied it since the age of 10.
4. I absolutely love cars! I race them and tune them myself!
5. I love anything sparkly and shiny which makes me think I've been a cat in a past life. Either that or a queen.
6. I used to compete in figure skating.
7. I have a Shetland sheepdog which is bluemerle and called Tander.
8. I cannot for the life of me wear red thing. I look like a toad ;)
9. I'm just starting to like Christmas again.
10. I don't like any sports involving a ball.
11. I've always lived in the same country.
12. In school I was the smart, shy girl in the corner who everyone else made fun of.
13. I love dancing but I don't want to do it in public.
14. I don't think I'll ever get quite grown up.
15. My favorite color used to be blue, but one day I woke up and changed my mind and now it's purple!
16. I love my sisters and would do anything for them.
17. I put friends and family ahead of myself.
18. I find it easier to remember things my fiance tells me rather than reading it myself.
19. I remember only things I find interesting for a longer period of time than things I find boring. They go straight through my ears.
20. From the age of 15 to 18 I studied to become a furniture designer as we call it, you would probably say carpenter.
21. I graduated that and went straight on to work at a pharmacy for nearly three years. Then studied car panting for a year and now I'm back at working part time at a pharmacy.
22. I am the type of person you can't put in a category. I have interests and skills all over the board, which makes finding a career path I'm passionate about very difficult.
23. When I'm out and about I make sure I smile and are happy. I might be the only smiling, happy and nice person someone might meet that day.
24. I get very annoyed if someone is a know-it-all and try to correct me about things they have no insight too.
25. I hate being forced to do things. Either I don't do it at all or I do it my way.
26. I am terrified of spiders, which is kinda funny since I am a scorpion.
27. I am allergic to nuts, onions and chili.
28. I always eat breakfast in front of my computer.
29. I love wearing hoodies. Not very stylish but I love them.
30. Almost there! I am the best at procrastinating. And them I get so angry with myself.
31. If I'm at home with nothing planned I'll slouch around in comfy clothes with no makeup.
32. I've gotten way to used to write on a computer that my handwriting is absolutely rubbish nowadays. Shame on me.
33. My dream car as of now is a Lexus LFA. Only 500 made and they are way too expensive.
34. My first car was a Hyundai Atos that I inherited from my grandfather. I am so ashamed of that car!
35. I went to both my proms without a date.
36. Whilst studying to become a designer I was the only girl in my class for three years.
37. I get bored very easily. Both of things and things I do.
38. My best friend is my fiance.
39. I've always been something of a loner and I had to work very hard on my social skills.
40. I've never won anything in my life except an obedience class with Tander. Good doggy.
41. I am right handed.
42. I prefer giving stuff over receiving.
43. I care way to much what others think of me.
44. I don't like scary movies. But I like Shutter Island.
45. If someone is nagging me about something or always speak about something I get so tired of that specific thing that I dislike it. Like everyone was so hyped over Westife and kept nagging me about it that I stopped listening to them.
46. I don't have a favorite movie, actor or song.
47. I really love clever designs where you can tell that the designer took it a step further and really thought it thru.
48. I prefer things to be stylish, clean and organized. I don't like a cluttery home.
49. Pinterest is my new obsession. I love looking at home decor.
50. Finally made it! I am so happy you read all this nonsense and therefore I thank you.

I'd love to read 50 facts about you! Yes you! You matter!

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

November Favorites!

You know it's that time again! We've left my beloved month behind us and we are all looking forward to Christmas and giftgiving season! Or should I say facestuffing season? I LOVE making my own christmascandy!
I've had some rediscoveries this month. Two actually. So I can't say I have been trying anything new. But they are kinda new to me. I banned myself this month from buying anything I didn't need.

 A merry little bunch.

 Saltwater spray from SachaJuan which smells so good! And it gives my fine hair some structure and hold. Beware, get too much of it and your hair will look like a grease dump.

 Life saver the days my roots look a bit iffy and I have to work.

 Try as I might this is impossible to photograph! But you all know what it is and I love using it as a base underneath the next photo.

 Impossible to get a great photo off. I think I will have to take a course on "how to take photos of eyeshadows!" It is IsaDoras Mineral eyeshadow artist palette. It was limited edition a bunch of years back and I got it, tried it, thought it too messy and stuffed it in the back of my collection.

But then I found it and decided to give it a go since the colors are so lovely and fall appropriate. Now I love them! It's called 36 Gold and Bronze. A light gold, a more rusty warm gold, a deeper rusty reddish brown and a very deep coppery brown. They are heavily pigmented so they are a bit scary.

 To the left is my everyday mascara that's sadly is starting to go dry and wonky.  To the left a mascara I got over a  year ago, tried twice and hated and stuffed it away. Yves Rocher Sexy pulp and Kicks Extreme Extension. How they came up with the name for the latter is beyond me!

The wand of my everyday mascara is to die for! It's slightly thinner on the middle which makes my lashes look bigger and gives them a doll-like effect. I dip it in the other bottle because the formula of that one is actually pretty good and yetblack and a complete nightmare to take off! The wand on the Kicks mascara is rubbish for anything else but my lower lashes. There it works ok. Not great in any way! The bristles are to short and too stiff. I don't like the silicone wands. I tried Max Factors Masterpiece mascaras when they first came out, both of them, and my eyes itched like mad because of formula and wand.

What have you guys been loving through November? Found any new loves, old re-fallen in love with or just pure disappointments?