What is in my makeup bag – July 2018!

June has been awfully considering weather (pretty good otherwise though). Here where I live we even broke an old precipitation record for June from all the way back in the 60’s. In other words. Things have been pretty grey and wet and I am not sure I remember what the sun looks like.

My sunscreen is ready though and I am hoping for sunny days and packed my makeup bag accordingly.

So lets take a look at the stuff I will be using!

  • History of Woo Jewel Powder: Once again this is in my monthly makeup bag because I am trying to pan it. A good light weight powder though, so it works well for summer too.
  • Bergamo Magic Snail B. B Cream: Also a project pan, but I have become such a fan of it that I am happy to continue using it. It gives medium dewy coverage which I like during summer. I can’t stand a full coverage foundation on a warm day. It is just too much for me.
  • Estée Lauder Stay-In-Place Double Wear Flawless Concealer: Old favorite that I recently repurchased and I am so happy I did. Great product!
  • Isadora Strobing Fluid Highlighter: I use this as a glowy base under my foundation and it gives my skin a very healthy look. I don’t really see myself using it as a highlighter on it’s own though. For that it is way too subtile for me (and I do appreciate a very natural glow from time to time). But it is good as a glowing base.
  • Holika Holika Petit BB Cream Aqua: nice light weight, hydrating BB Cream. Not the most long lasting but good for a natural base.
  • Artium All Day Lasting Primer: I put this in my bag because ut has SPF 44 and I expect the sun to be back in July. It has to be!

  • Revolution Pro Supreme Highlighter PRO: I tried this highlighter palette just a little bit and I am so impressed with it. These give a intense metallic glow without the glitter. So I wanted to enjoy them on a daily basis for a while.
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soilei Bronzer: My project pan bronzer. But it is a nice shade for me especially when I am a bit tanned. So until those sunny days arrive I can just fake it.
  • Glo Minerals GloBlush “Papaya” : I had this in my daily makeup bag since February, and I can barely see any usage. The project pan blush that will never end. Hope I can get a bit more heavy handed with this in summer (as always I am hoping for that tan… A hope that never dies despite everything).
  • YSL Créme De Blush- 2: Why was this limited edition? I managed to pick up two shades before they disappeared, but if they had 100 shades I would by them all. My all time favorite cream blush, and I looove myself some cream blush in summer!
  • Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter “Lunch Money” : As you can tell, I do like it. It is perfect as a more subtle highlighter on sunny days. I am one of those who want a more natural highlighter if I am out in sunlight and prefer those more intense ones for winter, fall and to brighten up a full and grey day. Lunch Money is a perfect sunny summer shade.
  • Lancôme Volume-a-Porter Mascara: I had this for a while so I think this is done when July is over. It gives a natural look but still with some length and volume. Really nice mascara if you don’t want the most dramatic finish.

And finally, I put down those project pan lippies for a while and I am going to enjoy some of my other pretty shades!

  • Colourpop Lux Lipstick “Ghosted”:  The darkest one of my selection. Still this looks pretty neutral on me since it is quite close to my natural lip-color.
  • Revolution Pro Supreme Matte Lip Pigment “Semblance”: I am in the process of testing these out and so far so good! This is a really nice nude.
  • Isadora Jelly Kiss Lipstick “Bare Bliss” : Very easy and comfy lipstick to wear. Comfy as a balm and nice for hot summer days.
  • Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick “Hepburn Honey”: Another lovely nude.
  • Kiko Lipstick: This is old and I think not longer a part of the Kiko Lipstick range so I don’t really know the name of it (and it does not say on the tube) but it is a nice creamy lipstick in  a nude shade.
  • Kiko 3D Hydra Lipgloss – 08: Since it is summer I had to add a gloss as well. Somedays lipsticks are just too heavy for me and all I want is a nice and easy to wear gloss.

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And I love a nice selection of eyeshadows to play around with like this one!

  • Colourpop “Yes, Please” Eyeshadow Palette: I think I can possibly hit pan on one shade this month. As you may know this is one of my project pan palettes, but it is perfect for summer so I am happy to have it in my makeup bag for another month.
  • Da Vinci Cosmetics Loose Eyeshadow ” Champagne”: I got this in a subscription box many years ago and I never really used it, so I will give it a go. Never really heard about this brand but it is crazy expensive! (Looks cheap though…..not the best combo in my opinion).
  • Looxie Beauty Eyeshadows: I have a mix of Looxie and Colourpop in the 9-pan Z-Palette but the Looxie shades are (from left to right, top to bottom): Platinum Pink, Bubbly, Root Beer, Bohemian and Amber.
  • Colourpop Pressed Powder Single Shadows: Kill Switch, Comeback Kid, Rascal and Night Show. All of these are a part of the festival collection they released in April.

As always I am excited to start fresh with a new fresh makeup bag. I find it really motivating and fun to being able to focus on a smaller selection of new and old products I like to show some proper attention. Now I feel ready for summer and sunny days!

XOXO

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Wet N Wild Photofocus Foundation – A selfie lovers best friend?

I picked up some Wet N Wild products for the first time a few months ago. Even though I’ve heard a lot from the brand for many many years I never tried anything from them. Mainly because it is quite hard to get your hands on where I love (forced to order online and with international shipping). The other reason was that I was a snob and mainly wanted to buy only expensive brands for some years. I do still love my high-end and luxury makeup brands, but I collected so many pleasant drugstore products over the year that I have become more and more open to what cheap brands can offer. And to be frank, a lot of them can offer kick-ass products completely on par with luxury quality.

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So I decided to finally dive in to the Wet N Wild makeup selection, and picked up four products for me to test, review and get to know the brand. One of them where the foundation that is supposed to be perfect for photographs and give an Instagram worthy finish to your skin.

So let’s review this baby! First things first: Packaging. It is a simple glass bottle with some simple black text and design. The cap is black plastic with a spatula like applicator. There is no denying that this packaging looks cheap. No one will think you care about luxury and design when you pull this out of your makeup bag. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not bad or ugly, it just looks like you did pay mainly for the product inside and not so much for the bottle. That’s fine, we don’t all care about appearance anyway. The spatula I am not a big fan of though. I find it a bit unhygienic, and I don’t like dabbing it around my face and then put it back in the bottle. I partly solved the issue by just scraping the product of on my beauty sponge, but it is still a bit annoying.

Also, it smells. Or more correctly: It stinks! The fragrance is very paint like and unpleasant. It disappears quickly, but it does not add any luxury feel to the product.

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The most important thing though, is how it performs. The foundation is quite liquid, and that makes it very easy to distribute on the face, and it is very easy to apply. I found that I could work it quite quickly into the skin, which I like, but it does need to be set with a powder.

The coverage is light to medium. I really like this kind of coverage for summer and spring because I prefer my skin to look as natural as possible, especially when I am out in sunlight. So I really like the coverage it gives. It is supposedly a matte finish, but I kind of think it looks more satin on me.

This foundation is supposed to stand out from other foundations in the sense that is has a  light-adjusting formula that is supposed to give a filter like perfection in any light condition without reflecting a white cast in photos. I don’t know about that light-adjusting thing, but it is free from flashback at least, and it does give a nice finish to the skin.

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It feels very light-weight. Like it is not really there. And again that is a quality I like in a summer or springtime foundation. The wear time is not that bad either. After 6 hours it still looks decent. If I take a very close look I can see it starts to disappear in certain areas, but not bad at all. After 8 hours it has started to fade, but it does fade with grace. It realize it is time to go and simply fades, compared to some foundations that just wont give up and clings un-charmingly to the patches they can find. I like a graciously fading foundation.

As a few finishing bonuses it is super cheap, vegan and cruelty-free. I don’t strictly stick to cruelty-free makeup, but I for sure find it to be a bonus and something worth appreciating and mentioning in a review.

So, I guess I get the hype! A light-to-medium, satin finish (it claims to be matte but not on me), natural, fairly long-wearing, no-flashback foundation. It makes my skin look good, and if I were into selfies I could definitely take one wearing this.

Did you try this? What are your thoughts?

XOXO

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What is in my makeup bag – June 2018 edition!

May way fun. We have a lot of official hollidays here in Norway in may so I had very few full work weeks all month. I actually didn’t have any full work weeks. But now we are back in June and both work and personal life is more busy than ever. So, my makeup bag needed some new content!

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This month I decided to put away every palette from my project pan and give some of my old small palettes and singles some time to shine. All of these shadows are more than two years actually, maybe except from that Kiko cream shadow, but even that one is close I think. So this month I will give some love to some old and forgotten things, and I am excited to get started with it.

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  • MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow – Snow Season.
  • Tarina Tarantino Jewel Eyeshadow Palette “Wonderful” – I recently used this in a Throwback Thursday Makeup Look a couple of weeks ago, and realized how much I like this palette and that I want to use it more. So in June I will!
  • Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshdow Palette 646 “Montaigne” mini – Because it is super small and has some nice basic shades that will be nice to use with the rest.
  • L’Oreal Color Riche “Macaron Vanille – Nice base shade.
  • Nilens Jord Eyeshadow 635 – Nice Danish brand with good quality products. This nice bronzy brown is a great shade all over the lid.
  • Nilens Jord Eyeshadow 623 – Also a very nice lid or inner corner shade.
  • Mac Paint Pot “Rubenesque” – Will be nice as a base for many of the shades in the Clinique palette or just on its own.
  • Kiko Metallic Shine Eyeshadow – Beautiful taupe grey cream shadow with shimmer. A nice lid shade for a cool-toned look.
  • Clinique Eyes To Go Colour Surge Eye Shadow Palette – A bunch of soft shades perfect for spring and early summer.

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Not too much gas chanced in the face product department because I can’t put down these products if I want to pan them, particularly the blush. But I did add some new fun stuff as well to mix things up!

  • History of Woo Jewel Powder – My project pan powder. Huge and never ending, but it is a nice good quality powder at least.
  • Bergamo Magic Snail B.B Cream – Also from my project pan. I don’t think there is too much left so a fair chance of finishing this in June. I do think I will pick up a new one when I am done.
  • Holika Holika Moisturizing Petit BB Cream – A tiny bit lighter than the Bergamo one, but it will work as a backup if I run out of the other one.
  • Aritaum All Day Lasting Primer – This is a transfer from last month. Not a product I want to pan, but I really like this as a primer in summer because of it’s high value of SPF.
  • GloMinerals Globlush “Papaya” – Transfer from last month and every other month since January. Never ending project pan blush. I maaaay start seeing some wear on this. Not close to a dent but at least it looks like it’s been used.
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush “Majesty” – Really nice matte peachy blush.
  • The Body Shop Honey Bronze Highlighting Dome – Got this a while and tried it two times. I did not really like it all that much, but I am giving it a new chance since I usually like cream products in summer. Maybe this will work better for me now.
  • Too Faced Chocolate Solil Matte Bronzing Powder – Project pan bronzer. Transfer from last month. This is a good shade for me in summer so I will hopefully do some good damage. As you can tell from the packaging it is really old (the new packaging is so much prettier).
  • MAC Mineralize Blush “Fresh Honey” – This is so pretty. Old favorite of mine. MACs mineralize blushes gives such a nice finish to the cheeks!

Finally I am doing something I havent done in a long time. Added some fun lip colors! I have been focusing so much on my four project pan lippies but now that I finished two and are very close to finish the third I decided to add some more fun stuff to the mix this month. My forth project pan lippie is not a good color for me when I am tan anyway so I have to give it a break until my tan wears of in the fall. Until then: Playtime!

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  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll Mascara – Giving this mascara it’s final month as my everyday mascara. Then it is time for it to hit the bin, because it is betting old.
  • ELF Brow Pencil – My usual everyday brow pencil is running out this month (I think) so this one is ready to take over the job.
  • Anastasia Glow Kit “Sun Dipped” – It must me well over a year since this one was used the last time, so time to give a good old glow kit some time to shine. What’s good about this is that is has shade to match my expected gradual June tan.
  • Colourpop Lux Lipstick “Quickie” – Nice everyday nude in a regular lipstick form.
  • Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Illuminating Setting Spray – This does nothing to illuminate as far as I can see, but it does set my makeup and melts everything nicely together.
  • Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick “Drivers Seat” – Nice everyday nude. A bit of a darker nude but it works really well for me since my lips are quite pigmented in the first place. And the formula of this is exceptional!
  • KissMe lipgloss “Fiancé” – Nice baby pink gloss.
  • Too Faced Lip Injection gloss (name unknown) – My project pan gloss that is almost empty. Crossing my fingers that June will be our last month together.
  • MAC Plushglass “Fashion Fanatic” – Another pink gloss. I really like gloss this time of year.
  • H&M Lipstick “Arabesque” – High-shine, low pigment, glossy and comfortable. Perfect for summer as well.

It is always so nice to start every month fresh with new content in my everyday bag. For me this is whats keep me excited to put on makeup in the morning, and I can’t wait to get some use out of these products. I am especially happy about giving some much needed attention to my older eyeshadows. With new stuff coming in all the time it is hard to remember to use those old gems, so I am happy to spent a whole month with some old friends.

What is your strategy? Do you rotate your makeup or do you pick from your whole collection every day?

XOXO

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Makeup hauls in May 2018

Time to collect all the goodies I captured in May! I love seing what other people pick up from the stores so I am hoping some of you will feel the same and enjoy this post. Let me know in the comments if you picked up something nice layely!

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First a little Smashbox! I’ve heard great things about the Always on Liquid Lipsticks from Smashbox and I am not the one to turn down a good liquid lipstick so I picked up the shade “Driver’s Seat”. Let’s just say I will be picking up a few more shades because this one is great! I also wanted to try the Photo Finish Primer Water and got the limited edition So Chill Coconut scent.

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I needed a new eye cram so the Tolymoly Intense Care Gold 24K Snail Eye Cream was one I waas tempted to try. I had no idea that this was a huge 30 ml tube! Let’s say I will have eyecream for a while now!

The brushes are from the MorpheMe brush subscription and this month I got the R1 tapered powder brush, R12 fan brush, and R35 blender. All useful brushes! I was extra excited about the fan brush since I only had a very old and worn out one that needed replacement. And I never get too many blending brushes either!

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I was short on lashes too! So this time I decided to try two new styles. One is the Eylure Exaggerate N 143. I really enjoyed Eylure lashes lately. And the other style is House of Lashes Featherette. A lash brand I am also very pleased with.

I also picked up one more shade of the NYX Powder puff and the Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink. I had one of each from before, but wanted to collect a few more shades to be able to review them properly. The Maybelline one is “Poet” and the NYX one is “Puppy Love”.

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Since I decided to start a Looxie eyeshadow collection I figured it was proper to pick up their magnetic palette along with a few shades. Here are Dream On, Deep, Amber, Root Beer and Bubbly. I just started doing some looks with these!

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And no month is complete for me without a Colourpop haul or two. I mean how can you resist good quality for low cost?

I cot the Shayla X Colourpop Perception palette and the newer Fame palette along with the Lux Lipstick “Quickie”, Flexitarian Super Shock Highlighter and the single pan eyeshadow “Bassline” from the festival collection they released in April. Also a complimentary Super Shock Eyeshadow. Both the Super Shock shadow and Flexitarian came broke so I had to repress them. Oh well!

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Also some necessities. I am soon running out of a brow pencil at work, so I need this E.L.F Brow Pencil. Just in case you wonder, I run to work every morning and get ready there. I don’t need a brow pencil for touch-ups. It is for my everyday makeup.

The Maybelline Mater Drama Kohl Pencil you have probably seen mentioned over and over. I am soon to run out of the second pencil, and I had to get this third one as a backup. It is just one of those things I never want to run out of…ever!

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Since I’ve never tried a Ofra higlighter before, I figured this little palette with three of their shades Blissful, Rodeo Drive and Pillow Talk would be a nice place to start to test out their formula. The little palette is handy as well.

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The Nubian 2 finally arrived as well (I ordered it the 11th April! and I got it a couple of days ago). I love Juvia’s Place palettes and I kind of want them all. So it was nice to add another one to my collection. They are usually so much fun to play around with!

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And lastly I received my liquid lipstick subscription from LiveGlam KissMe with these three gorgeous shades!

I have to say I think I did pretty good this month. I am trying (very hard) to not buy more than what I have time to use and review properly. To be honest it piles up from time to time. You can tell my the amount of Throwback Thursday posts I am able to do weather or not my review pile is too big, and I haven’t been too good in that department since March, but I am getting my head over water hear now it feels. I typically review 4 palettes each month, and I only added two new (look at me praising myself for only hoarding moderately). Overall I picked up mostly things I was running out of and needed, and the review pile did not grow any bigger than what I can handle. Yay me!

Did you add something exciting to your collection this month, or are you rocking a low-buy?

XOXO

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My Makeup Collection 2018 – Powders!

Powder to the people! Sorry, that is so cheesy. But I do like powders and don’t know how I would do without them in my everyday routine. I use a powder every single day to set my face, and a good powder can really lift a look to the next level.

Considering this is a product I use everyday I think my collection is fairly reasonable. However, I am trying not to pick up any more powders. I want to try to finish a few of the powders I know I won’t repurchase again when I run out in addition to the powder I have in my project pan. So when those items are gone I will be left only with powders I truly love. What a great feeling!

Anyway, lets start with the good part or what? The gems of my powder collection. The Guerlain Meteorites!

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As you may be able to tell, I collect these. Every time Guerlain release a new powder that I fancy the packaging of I pick it up. These are more collection items, and besides the original that I can easily repurchase, I rarely use them. Still, they are highly treasured.

  • Guerlain Météorites Perlees Du Paradis (Limited Edition 2012).
  • Guerlain Météorites Perles De Légende (Limited Edition Holliday 2016).
  • Guerlain Météorites Gold Pearl (Limited Edition Holliday 2017).
  • Guerlain Météorites Perles D’Azur Emilio Pucci (Limited Edition Summer 2012).
  • Guerlain Météorites (Original) – 2 Clair.
  • Guerlain Météorites Perles Du Dragon (Limited Edition 2012).

I truly love these guys and will hopefully fancy one or two during this year to pick up. I already got my hopes up for the holiday collection since I usually really like them. Fingers crossed!

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  • Skinfood Buckwheat Loose Powder – This is so incredible fine milled and looks great. In addition it is so cheap (unfortunately so is the packaging).
  • Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder – This looks soooo beautiful on the skin and is a big favorite in the dryer winter months. Will always repurchase this!
  • Lancôme Poudre Majeure Excellence – Good powder, but nothing exceptional. Want to finish this one and will not repurchase.
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish (Light Plus) – This is a repurchase, and will continue to repurchase. Porcelain skin in a compact!
  • The Balm Sexy Mama Translucent Powder – Great for those days when your forehead wants to steal the show and shine. This powder tones it down and let’s my highlighter take over the show instead. I will always pick up a new one of these. Plus, super cute packaging.

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  • History of Whoo Jewel Powder – Good loose powder, but the container is just too big and clumpy and takes up too much space. Even though the powder itself is really nice I am working on this for my project pan and will not pick up a new one once I am done.
  • Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder – Does exactly what the name said it will, and is totally worth all the hype. I have less than half left and I am considering picking up a backup already. I will always always have this in my collection!
  • Dior Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Fresh Powder Makeup – Beautiful loose powder. I want to finish this since it is quite old, but I will pick up a new one for sure. So pretty!
  • Hope Girl Powder Compact – Fun packaging, but the product is a bit6 lackluster. It works fine enough but nothing I will repurchase. Hope to finish this one too!.
  • Kiko Matte Fusion Pressed Powder – This one is almost done, so I hope to finish it soon. It does not keep me matte at all despite its name. I usually really like Kiko face powders but this one was a miss. Does an OK job setting makeup, but does nothing for shine. Will finish it but not repurchase.

So overall, 5 powders I want to finish but only one of them will be a repurchase so my collection should decline with 4 powders before I pick up a new one (let’s just say limited edition Guerlain stuff is an exception). The total amount of powders are 17. I am actually quite proud of that.

I have my eyes on that Becca powder though, and think I will treat myself with it when I get through those 5 I want to finish, but for now I think I am good with powders.

And you? How is your collection? Do you prefer keeping just one or two that you use, or are you a collector who likes to try new things and have a collection to match? Let me know about your powder collection in the comments!

XOXO

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My latest empties!

Do we need to introduce these posts still? You know the drill I guess, here are my latest empties and some mini reviews for each of them:

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Not so much variation in products this time I am afraid of. Mostly stuff for yous skin except a soap to make  you clean and a hair product to get your hair look decent.

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You all know I love these. I go through them all the time, and they’ve been my holy grail body cream for many many years (6 now I believe now that I think about them. I purchased my first when I was halfway through my Masters Degree, and it is five years now since I delivered….wow, I am getting old). Let’s just go  through them as usual with me talking about the scent. You all now the product is delicious anyway!

#49 Haus Of Gloi – Samhain II: This one smells so much like soil in the fall. The scent description on the jar says “Freshly turned earth, wet leaves, and a cool spectre ridden wind. The scent is very unique and unisex. I like it, but I have quite a few others I like more. I would not mind picking this up again though if it is released in a future release (It is not in their general catalogue).

#50 Haus of Gloi – Mood Dog: A more sweet and heavy scent. But being my third jar I obviously like it and will for sure repurchase.It smells like Cracked coconut, sandalwood, nutmeg and clove. Sweet, warm scent that lacks the artificial feel coconut scents often get, and I love that!

#51 Haus of Gloi – Apothecary: My second jar of this scent. This is so herbal, citrusy and fresh. The jar descriptions says “Old books, bubbling concoctions, herbs and creaking floor boards! A pure essential oil blend of: Lemongrass, rosemary, atlas cedarwood, sweet basil, lavender and the tiniest drop of vetiver.” Doesn’t that sound delicious?

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#52 Mizon Peptide Ampoule Cream: Gives a decent amount of moisture but I was a bit indifferent about this to be honest. It was neither good or bad, but did the job with moisturizing my skin. Won’t repurchase though since I would rather try something else.

#53 L’Oreal Pure Clay Purifying Cleansing Gel: I think I may have been the wrong user for this. I don’t really suffer from impurities in the skin so it was hard for me to really tell if it did any difference. It did a good job with cleansing my skin without stripping it for moisture though. I may repurchase it because it work as a cleanser, but I will try out some other stuff first.

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#54 Redken Frizz Dismiss Smooth Force Lightweight Smoothing Lotion Spray: Another holy grail product. I always had one of these since I picked up my first one three years ago. I now use it every single day and I love how smooth and healthy it makes my hair look. My hair very quickly turns into a big ball of frizz if I don’t give it enough moisture, but this keeps my hair so soft without weighing it down. Love this, and I already have a new one opened in addition to a backup!

#55 LUSH Slammer Shower Gel: Even though I do find the LUSH shower gels to be a tad bit drying (it does not matter much because I ALWAYS moisturize after a shower, which you can probably tell by my amount of pumpkin butter empties) I do like them. This scent is so fresh ans zesty and perfect for after a exercise run in early  mornings. The scent is not available anymore, but I will pick it up if LUSH decide to re-release it again.

I now reached over 50 empties and I am excited to see if I manage to reach 200 by the end of the year (that’s what the counting stands for if you wondered). It may be a bit hard to reach 200 since I don’t count samples or one-time-use things like sheet masks. I also avoid essentials like toothpaste because it is so boring. Time will show I guess.

Did you empty something fun lately?

XOXO

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Trashbin donations – Also known as my latest beauty empties!

Time for another empties post with mini reviews of the beauty and makeup items I’ve been finishing lately. I always feel I am a bit behind on these posts, and as soon as I finish one I got a new pile ready for the next round. Am I the only one?

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This month I got both good, bad and so-so products. And a bit of every category.

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#42 Argan Oil of Morocco Hair Treatment Oil – Since I have curly hair I need some hair oil in my life. I got this one over two years ago, and only finished it now. Mainly because I tend to reach for my Haus of Gloi hair oils over this one. This seems like a good enough oil. It does the job, but I just prefer the Haus Of Gloi ones. Therefore I will not repurchase.

#43 Maybelline Master Drama Khôl Pencil “Ultra Black” – If you ever read the list I makeu under each makeup look on this blog you must have seen this mentioned over and over again. This is the creamies, darkest kajal I’ve ever seen and it is perfect for smoky looks. I already started using a new one and don’t see myself stopping any time soon. Fantastic pencil for dark smoky looks!

#44 Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil “Zero” – I used to really enjoy this and I have been throught 5 or 6 of them throughout the years, but after I got to know about the Maybelline one this one seems more grey than black. I won’t repurchase simply because I found something better.

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#45 LUSH H’Suan Wen Hua Hair Treatment – The hair mask with the impossible to pronounce name and funky scent of sweet spice. This is my second jar, and I love how nourished and healty my hair looks after use. I will for sure repurchase this!

#46 Batiste Dry Shampoo Divine Dark – I enjoy Batiste dry shampoos because they work and are cheap. This one is among my favorites because it is intended for dark hair so it does not leave a white cast as the others do. Another one I will repurchase for sure. I always have a Batiste in my bathroom.

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#47 The Body Shop Mango Exfoliating Sugar Body Scrub – This smells divine but that about it. I have tried many products from The Body Shop but unfortunately it is not a brand I tend to be very lucky with. This one did not work for me because it does not really work as a scrub in my opinion. It is so little grains that I have to use loads of the product to feel any effect. I got 4 uses out of this whole jar, and to be honest it was more of a greasy mess than a scrub. I did smell fruity-licious though! Will not repurchase (fortunately their Mango Shower Gel smells just as good).

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#48 Innisfree Apple Seed Cleansing Oil Balm – Nice balm that gets the job done and melts off the makeup. It smells like sour apple candy. I like it, it works well, but I do think I have a few others I prefer. I may or may not repurchase. I don’t know. But if you like that artifical apple candy scent than maybe you would enjoy this? Because the balm works, no doubt about that.

I would love to know if you tried any of these, and your thought on them. It is always fun to hear other peoples experiences. We are all different after all!

XOXO

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Throwback Thursday Makeup Look – MAC A Tartan Tale: 6 Twist of Tartan!

I went all the way back to a limited edition release from MAC in 2010 to create this look.

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This 6 Twist of Tartan eyeshadow palette from MAC A Tartan Tale collection has been used….once. That is a shame, but to be honest I felt that the colors were not that cohesive and did not work that well together so I found it hard to actually create a full look with it.

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But I guess the whole point with this Throwback Thursday themed makeup looks are to dig out old palettes that you for one reason or the other don’t use. With this palette the reason for not using it was mainly because I felt like I could not put together many looks with this palette alone. So I did that, I made a makeuplook using only this palette, and with every single shade. And this is what it looked like:

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  • MAC 6 Twists of Tartan – Lady’s Prance, Rolled Gold, High Spirits, Vainglorious, Set To Dance, Bows & Curtseys.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro10, Bro50.
  • Eylure Definition Lashes 121.

It kind of turns out that the colors of the palette was quite cohesive after all, I just did not have the skilled eyes to see it. They do fit quite nicely together in a look. I don’t know if I even ever used navy, red and green together in a look but I actually think it works. Kind of feels like I learned a new color combination that I don’t think I would have chosen to put together myself.

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Now that I used it a bit I feel like there are some nice combinations here I have completely missed out on before. Those greens would be a nice smoky green look, and the navy and gold could be a nice halo eye. I think I will have to pull this out again sometime soon, because now I want to see more of that it can do. Throwback Thursday for the win here! This is exactly what I want, to get some inspiration to get some use out of my older stuff.

XOXO

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March 2018 Favorite Makeup and Beauty Products!

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I see one disadvantage of having a project pan; It is really hard to get new favorites. I mean, I really like the products I am panning, but since I am working on panning them I don’t necessarily use them because they are my very favorites at the moment, but for the sole reason of hitting that pan. So my favorites for March are not that many, also because I don’t have time to use that much else since I am focusing on my pan projects lately. But some goodies I still managed to really enjoy this month!

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Colourpop Dream St. Eyeshadow Palette: I knew this would be a favorite almost before I got it in the mail. I mean, I knew approximately what to expect regarding quality, and I really like both the shade selection and the aesthetics of the palette. I was not wrong. I played around a lot with this and created a bunch of makeup looks with it (they will be released here soon). I won’t say too much in detail since I will have a review of it soon and I don’t want to spoil all the details, but being one of my favorite things in March I am sure you guessed the review will be good!

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This month I also had my first encounter with Wet N’ Wild. If you can believe that! This brand does not exist in store where I live, so I always had to order it online. I just never got around too it, but now I finally picked up some products I’ve hear people rave about, and I guess you already got that I quite enjoy some of them.

The Wet N’ Wild Photofocus Foundation was a hit for me. Medium coverage with what I would call a natural finish. Not too matte and not too dewy. The longevity was also quite good for being a drugstore product, and it did in the end face away gracefully and did not appear cakey or pathcy at any given time.

The Wet N’ Wild Megaglo Contouring Palette in “Dulce de Leche” was also a pleasant new friendship. I really like both the brightening powder and contouring powder. A bit loosely pressed, so there is quite a bit of kickback in the pan, but I found it so easy to apply and blend that I don’t care. My go-to for the last couple of weeks.

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I have many highlighter favorites this month. Maybe not that strange because this is a product category I did not add to my project pan, giving me the opportunity to play around with new stuff and old treasures alike. I really like the Colourpop In-Nude-Endo Highlighter Palette. The shades are intense and metallic, without the glitter. It gives a high-shine wet look to the face, and the color selection is really nice. I like this a lot better than their first highlighter palette “Gimme More” which is not bad either, but this one is next level fur sure.

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The Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara (in black naturally)  has also been a true go-to. I don’t like it as much as the L’Oreal Parasdise Extatic, but it’s not that far behind either. A very good drugstore mascara overall.

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It’s been a hot minute since my last Sigma Beauty encounter, but I was intrigued by the shades in this Sigma Beauty Chroma Glow Shimmer and Highlighter Palette. Just a bunch of multi-tasking shades (meaning they can be blushtoppers and highlighters alike as well as being pigmented enough to be used on the eyes). My very favorites have been Peaceful and Felicity. Maybe in particular Felicity because it gives a wonderful cool-toned pink glow that I have nothing else alike in my collection. I do enjoy the palette overall simply for the diversity of shades.

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Finally, when the day is over and it all need to come off, this has been a valued friend. I just take a small scoop and massage it all over my face and the makeup melts away like butter. A simple was with a nice cleanser is then all I need for a fresh face with no traces of makeup. Another K-Beauty hit!

What are your favorites this month? Do we share some maybe?

Hope you are having a wonderful Easter Vacation if you celebrate Easter.

XOXO

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My Makeup Collection 2018 – Liquid Lipsticks!

Lip products were a category that together with eyeshadows are big enough for me to divide it into different categories. So my lip product collection will be in three parts. The first one being liquid lipsticks, and then my lipglosses will be in a separate post, and finally my regular lipsticks together with stains and chubby stick will be the final lip product post.

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Starting out with my KissMe lipsticks from my monthly liquid Lipstick Subscription. I started that subscription in October 2017, and this is what I have collected so far:

  • KissMe Liquid Lipstick – Vixen.
  • KissMe Liquid Lipstick – Poison Apple.
  • KissMe Liquid Lipstick – Girlfriend.
  • KissMe Liquid Lipstick – Venice.
  • KissMe Liquid Lipstick – Madrid.
  • KissMe Liquid Lipstick – Naples.
  • KissMe Liquid Lipstick – Soulmate.
  • KissMe Liquid Lipstick – Sequins.
  • KissMe Liquid Lipstick – Midnight.
  • KissMe Liquid Lipstick – Bae.
  • KissMe Liquid Lipstick – Goals.
  • KissMe Liquid Lipstick – Secret Admirer.
  • KissMe Liquid Lipstick – Valentine.

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Some miscellaneous stuff:

  • Buxom Wildly Whipple Ligthweight Liquid Lipstick – Devious Dolly.
  • Peripera Peri’s Ink Velvet – 10.
  • Peripera Peri’s Ink Velvet – 8.
  • Peripera Peri’s Ink Velvet – 7.
  • BareMinerals Liquid Matte – Smootch
  • BareMinerals Liquid Matte – Cookie.
  • The Balm Meet *Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick – Trustworthy.
  • The Balm Meet *Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick – Charismatic.
  • L’Oreal Lip Paint Matte – Apocalypse Red.

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  • Makeup Revolution Lipkit – Echelon.
  • MakeuGeek Plush Creme – Free Spirit.
  • MakeupGeek Plush Matte – Goodie Two-Shoes.
  • MakeupGeek Plush Matte – Marriage Material.
  • Colourpop Ultra Matte Mini – Beeper.
  • Colourpop Ultra Matte Mini- Clueless.
  • Colourpop Ultra Matte Mini – More Better.
  • Colourpop Ultra Matte Mini- Creeper.
  • Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid – Coral Courage.
  • Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid – Electric Pink.

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And my favorite formula for liquid lipsticks that dry down are the Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks, no naturally I have collected a few of them. Not the biggest collection, but considering I first discovered them in fall 2017 my collection has grown pretty fast:

  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – Rich Blood.
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – Redrum.
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – Designer Blood.
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick- Wifey.
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – You Better Work.
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – Santa Baby.
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – I’m Shook.
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – Butt Baked.
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – Chrysantemum.
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – Hunty.
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – Christmas Cookie.
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – Baby Daddy.
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – Daddy.
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – Delicious.
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – Druglord.

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The NYX Lip Lingerie look very similar layed out like this, but I promise they are all different:

  • NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick – Embellishment.
  • NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick – Beauty Mark.
  • NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick – Honeymoon.
  • NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick – Satin Ribbon.
  • NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick – French Maid.
  • NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick – Baby Doll.
  • NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick – Teddy.
  • NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick – Corset.
  • NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick – Silk Indulgent.

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Among these guys you can spot my favorite liquid lipstick that does not dry down, which is the Guerlain one. I really need to pick up more shades of that one. I also love and need more of the Dior Liquid Lipstick, and I want to try more Dose Of Color and Huda Beauty too. I would not mind collecting more MAC or Nabla either. In other words, the picture of stuff I want more of!

  • Guerlain Intense Liquid Matte – M06 Charmin Beige.
  • Guerlain Intense Liquid Matte- M65 Tempting Rose.
  • Dose Of Colors – Berry Me 2.
  • Huda Beauty Liquid Matte – Bikini Babe.
  • Dior Rouge Dior Liquid – 999 Matte.
  • Nabla Liquid Lipstick – Roses.
  • Nabla Liquid Lipstick – Vanilla Queen.
  • MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor – So Me.
  • MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor – Cafè Au Chic.

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My small but cute liquid suede collection. I want more nudes from this line!

  • NYX Cosmicmetals Lip Cream – Solar Energy.
  • NYX Liquid Suede – Tea & Cookies.
  • NYX Liquid Suede – Soft-Spoken.
  • NYX Liquid Suede – Kitten Heels.

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Finally, my Colourpop Liquid Lipsticks. I have some different formulas here. Metallics, satin, blotted and mattes. I prefer satin and blotted. What I really don’t like is that the writing and details dissappear so quickly on the tubes. I hate that they look cheap and old after just 2-3 days in a pocket. Colourpop should really do something about that! Anyway, here is the list of names, from left to right as usual:

  • Colourpop Ultra Metallic Lips – Kween
  • Colourpop Ultra Metallic Lips – Zebra.
  • Colourpop Ultra Metallic Lips – Man Eater.
  • Colourpop Ultra Metallic Lips – Treat Wave.
  • Colourpop Ultra Metallic Lips – Mug Shot.
  • Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip – Rêver.
  • Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip – Dreamy.
  • Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip – Bijou.
  • Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip – Bare Necessities.
  • Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip – Point Zero.
  • Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip – MRS.
  • Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip – November.
  • Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip – 951.
  • Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip – Likely.
  • Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip – Darling.
  • Colourpop Ultra Blotted Lip – Slide.
  • Colourpop Ultra Blotted Lip – Doozy.
  • Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip – Aquarius 2.
  • Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip – Arriba!
  • Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip –  Mamacita.
  • Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip – Arabesque.
  • Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip – Star Crossed.
  • Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip – The Twirl.
  • Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip – Tulle.
  • Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip – Trouble Maker.
  • Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip – Chi.
  • Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip – Midi.

The crazy thing is that I was a bit late to hop on to that liquid lipstick trend and all of these have been collected the last 1.5 year. I tried a Soft Matte from NYX many many years ago (which is long gone now) and I didn’t become the biggest fan of it. I though therefor for a long time that liquid lipsticks were not for me, but the trend exploded and so many formulas popped up. So decided to revisit the liquid lipsticks around 1,5 year ago, and all of these have been collected since. I guess I don’t need to even say that liquid lipsticks work for me now?

I still have yet to try the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream that I did not really like all that much many years ago. It would be interesting to see how much my preferences have changed since I tried it the first time.

Do we have any products in common, or are there some essensial products I totally missed out on but should try? Let me know in the comment!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend ❤

XOXO

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