Pixi Vitamin-C Lotion – Review!

I have been using this one for a while as a nice refreshing morning moisturizer and wanted to share my thoghts on it. I have actually used it so much that it’s already empty! Pixi is a well known skin care (and makeup) brand that seem to be highly loved by so many. So I had good hopes for this one. Being my first Pixi product I started out with something simple. A face lotion.

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The thing that tempted me with this lotion was that is contains vitamin C which is supposed to be a good antioxidant that provides good collagen production and gives a brightening luminous effect on the skin. I like that the product comes in a tube that does not allow light to enter. Vitamin-C should not be exposed to light as it becomes unstable. So I tend to avoid skincare with Vitamin C that is stored in a transparent bottle or tube. Luckily this was not the case here.

The cream is supposed to work for all skin tones and can be used daily. I preferred to use it in the morning as the cream is quite light. For a night cream I like something a bit more heavy, but this one sinks into the skin and works great for me in the morning under makeup. It gives a nice boost of moisture without being too heavy.

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I guess my skin does look a bit brighter just upon application, but I am not sure if it’s because the lotion is acutally brightening or because that’s kind of what skin looks like freshly moistuized. I don’t have any darker spots on my skin so I can’t really say if it did have any brightening effect long term. With that being said, I like how fresh my skin looks and feels.

One drawback with this is that the opening of the tube is a bit too large in my opinion. It was very easy to squeeze out too much, and I felt like it was a bit waistful. I could off course practice being less clumsy, but I am too old for that. I would have preferred if the opening was a tiny bit smaller and the amount that came out was easier to control.

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The lotion is not overly perfumed. It has a nice, refreshing but faint scent that adds to the product feeling very refreshing.

Overall I think this is a good light weight lotion. I could absolutely see myself picking up another tube, and I am now curious to try out more from their line.

Do you have any Pixi products you love in your routine?

XOXO

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Jeffree Star Blue Blood Eyeshadow Palette – Review & Swatches!

The big blue sister palette of the famous Blood Sugar. It’s funny to think about because if a big almost all blue palette was released 5 years ago, or before Instagram existed, I don’t think it would have been such a big hit. But people have become more daring and creative and I actually believe social media has something to do with it. The world was ready for all blue and it was a big hit!

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The packaging is so pretty. Baby blue, with white details and shaped like a coffin or jewelry box. The palette of course is awfully bulky, but it’s more of a display piece than something that is handy for traveling. This packaging is to satisfy the collector in you, not the handy traveler. It does have a mirror, that is big enough, but I still found it very unpractical to use. Since the palette does not open completely, you either have to hold the palette quite high, or place it on top of something. Since it’s quite heavy I found it to be much better to just use a separate mirror instead of the one in the palette. In other words, having a mirror in this was completely useless for me personally.

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The palette holds 18 different shades. In exactly the same format as Blood Sugar. The size is quite generous, they make the ABH palettes seem very stingy. They are also much more firmly pressed than ABH so these shadows will last you a long long time even with consecutive use. Surely, the palette is blue themed but you do get some options to go neutral, which is great if you want to use the palette a lot but don’t want to go pink every day. You get three different formulas. The majority of the shades are matte, some are regular metallics, and two of them are metallics with glitter in.

Although at first glance the palette looks to be very blue, one third of the shades in this palettes are actually neutrals. Suitable for very natural look even. So you do have more options than going all blue with this palette. Off course, the eye-catching shades that gets everyone’s attention is all the different blues. You get so many different tones and depths in this palette. Really dark blues, pastels, green toned blues, mints, grey toned blues. You really get such a nice variety of blue shades!

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There are 12 mattes in this palette. I do really like that the palette offers a lot of mattes, because I find that very often when a palette has a few blue shades more often than not the blues are metallic. So this palette can very likely add some unique blues to your collection that you don’t already have. Very generally speaking I do like JS eyeshadows, but they are not my favorite formula out there. I do trust that when I pick up a palette from JS it is going to have great quality, but they don’t hit my preference perfectly. It’s not that the quality is lesser, it’s just that some formulas work better on my eyes than others. For instance, JS mattes are a tiny bit too dry for me. They are pigmented, blendable and generally holds very high quality. They are just a bit on the dry side (not to be confused with chalky!) and that means that I do need a primer for these to work perfectly on me. Without a primer they seem to have some issues sticking to my eyes. I think if I had more oily skin I would not need a primer with them, but since I am more normal or even dry these mattes need a sticky base to apply nicely on me.

The metallics was a bit unconsistent if formula. Some of them are rich, intense, smooth, buttery and simply just great shadows. “Ice Tray” for instance is an excellent shade, and so is “Crystal Flesh”. Nothing bad to say about those two. “Cullinan” is a bit different. Not that it’s bad in any way it’s just more of a duochrome topper shade and is absolutely stunning in the inner corner. I had some issues with “Deceased” though. It almost feels like it’s to hard pressed and I have to use quite a bit of pressure on mu brush to pick it up and for it to transfer on my lid. So even though three of the metallics are nice, one of them is unfortunately a dud and of much lesser quality than I would expect from a palette at this price range.

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The two metallics with glitter are off course a bit different in formula too. The small glitter particles makes it a bit more chunky and less smooth than a regular metallic, but they pick up nicely, and are pigmented. Only thing is that I think these need some setting srpay since they are a tiny bit on the chunky side. I did experience some fallout from these that was reduced by using a damp brush.

I loved the looks I managed to do with this palette. I just had to get a bit used to the matte formula and after that I had so much fun playing around with all the colors. But I can’t help but feeling a bit underwhelmed. I mean the mattes are good, but not perfect for my personal preference, and since “Deceased” was a dud shade, the overall impression is just that I like the palette. I don’t love it…..if that makes sense. They are good, blendable blue shades, and I know those are hard to make, but I am just not over the moon for this.

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I do think it’s a stunning collector piece, and I love that you have such an amazing variety of blue shades, and that it adds some more rare blue shades to my collection. So if that is your motivation to buy it, then surely most of the shadows are really good and the rest you will be able to work with. But if you just want some good quality blues and you don’t care about adding this as a collectors item, I would honestly just recommend you save your coins and buy Blue Moon from Colourpop instead.

It is a good palette, I just simply feel I have better blues in my collection. It will be a beautiful display piece though, and since I am a collector at least that counts for something.

XOXO

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Makeup Revolution Blow Out Mascara – Review!

Since I have become such a big fan of the Makeup Revoltion The Mascara Revoltion (It’s competing with L’Oreal Paradise Extatic about being my favorite drugstore mascara) I figured it was a good ide to test out their newer one and see if they made another mascara hit! I am one of those who love finding an awesome affordable mascar because I find it pointless to spend to much money on the higher end ones when there are plenty of great affordable options. And I am telling you, I used to buy exclusively Lancôme and Dior mascaras for 5-6 years because I was covinced cheaper ones could not match. But, even though both Dior and Lancôme have fantastic mascaras, I found so many just as good affordable ones that I just don’t see the point in splurging anymore. The point is, I wanted to know if this one was also a great affordable option. I mean, Makeup Revolution did it once so why not again?

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The tube stands out with it’s oil slick coloring. The mascara brush is quite thick and large and made of rubber bristles. Sometimes I like the rubber bristles, but other times I feel like they tend to have a hard time building volume. I guess that could also be said for regular bristles, but somehow I feel like the rubber ones are challenging to me more often than regular bristles.

The mascara claims to have a jet-black thickening formula that gives you killer volume. It’s also enriched with cannabis satvia to nurish the lashes. I feel like cannabis has become quite a gimmick letaly, and I really don’t think it’s going to make a big difference on my lashes. Sure enough. After using it daily about 6 weeks, my lashes are all the same.

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I didn’t but it for the cannabis ingredient though, I got it because I was hoping it would be a good mascara. I have to say I am not really convinced. To begin with I don’t feel like it gave me much volume or length. Sure, my lashes got darker, more visible, and off course a bit more long and voluminous than what they are without mascara. However, compared to my favorite ones the result from this was a big lackluster. After using it a few weeks the formula got a little bit thicker, which helped adding a bit more volume. Still not as good as I would like though.

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If you like a more subtle mascara look then you may like this. Because I found that the longevity is nice, and it did not flake or smudge under my eyes. So if you want a more natural lash look at least the formula stays in place and looks nice. Me personaly preffer a bolder look, but at least once applied it stays in place nicely. It’s not waterproof though, which it does not claim to be either.

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Overall, I am a big underwhelmed by how they made my lashes look, and even though the formula did not flake or smudge I don’t see myself buying it again simple because it does not quite reach my preffered result. However, if you don’t want to go too bold on your mascara it could be worth a shot.

Have you tried this? How did it work on your lashes?

XOXO

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Colourpop Orange You Glad? – Review & Swatches!

The happy orange palette that makes you want to drink a fresh glass of juice is a part of Colourpops 9-pan monochromatic series. I am loving these small handy little monochromatic palettes, both because they add a nice selection of each color to you collection in a small handy packaging, and because they are so fun to play with.

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The design on this is pretty standard for their monochromatic palettes. The packaging is plastic (I wish it was cardboad!) and orange with a very simple design. You also get a mirror inside which is handy. Nothing stunning about the packaging really. But it’s simple and cute and gets the job done.

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The palette has 9 shades, with three different types of finishes. You get 6 mattes, 2 shimmers and one glitter. As usual, this glitter is marked as non-eye-safe. Glitters never really are eye-safe so I guess it’s up to you if you want to use it on your eyes or not. I do use glitters on my eyes, but no glitter is eye safe so they need to put that disclaimer on the packaging. But, contrary to what many people belive, it’s not that this glitter is not eye safe, but other glitters are. No glitters are eye safe. They all contain particles that can fall into your eyes and potentially case irritation. I know a lot of people find it weird that they put a non-eye-safe product inside an eyeshadow palette which is intended for your eyes, but to be fair a lot of eyeshadow palettes have non-eye-safe products in them. For instance eyeshadows with pigments that can stain the eye has to be marked as not eye safe. Colourpop (and many other brands) have plenty of palettes with these kind of shades that are all labeled not eye safe. For some reason people seem to be quite concious about these glitters not being eye safe, and complain about it, and at the same time a lot of people use non eye safe pigments without even giving it a second thought. I do use these glitters on my eyes, and have never experienced any problems. However, this issue is something people just have to decide for themselves, and it completely makes sense that people with sensitive eyes want to stay clear of these glitters. But if you are willing to take that risk, this glitter really is pretty. The pressed glitters from Colourpop are generally very easy to use. This one has some chunky bits in it, that gives it a lot of dimention and adds something extra to the palette. So I am happy they added this.

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The mattes are all great. I didn’t have any issued with any of the mattes. They perform like good Colourpop mattes usually does. They are very pigmented and very easy to blend. You get some very bright and fun pops of orange as well as a few more muted options. The only thing I feel is missing a bit is a really deep orange. The deepest matte is more of a mid-toned shade and I would like to see something a bit darker to be able to intensify and deepen the looks. Also, I do think maybe that Rise N Grind and Mimosa Mami is a bit too similar on the eyes. In the pan Mimosa Mami is clearly a bit more intense and a tad deeper, but on the eyes they look a bit more similar. I think if either one of these where gone I would not miss them in the palette. I would have like to see one of them swithced out with a white based orange duochrome to use as a highlighter shade, because this palette actually lack a nice inner corner or browbone highlight that is light enough. But those are just personal preferences.

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The shimmers are buttery smooth and rich as they usually are with Colourpop. These don’t have any chunkyness to them either so they can just be applied without dampening the brush. Both shades are very reflective and pigmented, and they apply so nicely to the eyes. Very nice shades, and just the way I like them form Colourpop!

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Just the overall quality of the eyeshadows are impeccable. I don’t really have anything bad to say about performance. None of them had any issues, non of them required a bit of tweaking (like using a damp brush for instance) to work optimal. Sure, the glitter does benefit from some glitter glue, but that’s the case with all glitters unless they are in a gel or liquid base.

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My only chritizism really is that I think the color story could be improved. Mainly by having a darker matte option, and to have a white based orange duochrome highlighter shade. That’s just personal preference though and others might find the color story to be no less than perfect.

So overall I am super happy with the quality, and this little palette added a lot of nice oranges to my collection. A bonus (at least for me) it that orange really enhance blue, so they work excellent with blue eyes.

What about you. Would you wear a bright orange look? If so this palette is a must have!

XOXO

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Trash Talk 2019 – Going Through My Beauty Empties #2

10 new items are empty and ready to be binned, but first I want to go through the whole bunch and share my experience with them and weather or not I will repurchase.

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So here are the bunch I will go through. As usual there is mainly skincare, shower essentials and hair care. that’s just what I tend to go through the quickest.

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#11 Natures Answer Essential Oil Shampoo Peppermint: This one is so refreshing and my hair and scalp feels very clean after using this. The peppermint scent is so refreshing and gives a light cooling sensation. My hair is clean and voluminous after I use this, and I have been reaching for this whenever I feel like my hair needs a bit more deep cleaning than usual. Would love to pick this one up again!

#12 LUSH Roots Hair Treatment: My go-to treatment whenever my scalp feels itchy or just in need of some TLC. I don’t think this does too much for my hair, but it really helps re-freshen my scalp, helps prevent itchiness and I also feels that my scalp is more moisturized without making my hair feel greasy at all. Would love to repurchase this one too!

#13 Avalon Organics Strengthening Peppermint Conditioner: I have been pairing this one up with Natures Answer Essential Oil Shampoo and they match each other well. The Avalon hair care products are vegan, biodegradable, contains no GMOs, aaand the bottle is made out of recycled materials. Obviously lots of good things going on with this brand. In addition to all this it’s affordable as well and I usually like their products. This is also something I would like to repurchase, or at least more from the brand because I really like their profile.

#14 Argan Oil Hydrating Hair Mask: This really is hydrating and it makes my hair feel so soft after use! I like the scent too even though I don’t know how to describe it. It smells like hair dresser if that makes any sense! I really liked this product, but I only got 4 uses out of the jar, so I would have loved to see it in a bigger jar (this one is just 220 ml). I would not mind buying it again though since it’s affordable and available. That means I can actually pick it up in store. All the other things in this photo I have to order online because they don’t exist in store where I live.

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#15 Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Butter “Apple Milk”: If you know me you know I love these and that they are my hole grail body butter. This is a mini size of “Apple Milk” which smells divine! I now have 3 full size jars of this.

#16 Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Butter “Pumpkin Queen”: This is a wonderful spicy pumpkin scent that is perfect for fall. I picked this sample up this fall to test out the scent, and if they re-release this scent next year I will pick up some full size jars (this is part of their annual collection that is released in fall. They have one for spring, summer, Christmas and valentines as well!). So yes, a repurchase for sure!

#17 Nivea Waterproof Eye Make-Up Remover: This is awful. It barely removes just the lightest application of makeup. I will not repurchase this one again, and I would not recommend it. There are plenty of better options out there.

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#18 Origins Ginzing Refreshing Face Mask: This is actually my first item from my project pan 2019 that I empty! I have been using this as a morning mask during weekends if I got some extra time in the morning. It wakes up my skin and is indeed refreshing, but I don’t really think it does anything more than that. I prefer that masks are hydrating or cleansing, so I don’t think I will buy this again. Because although it feels nice ans refreshing it just does not do more than that.

#19 BOMB Cosmetics Strawberry Fields Body Polish: I have used an oil scrub from this brand that I loved, but this one is just not the same. The consistency of the product it really thick, but the sugar grains are really sparse. I had to use so much product each time and still I felt like it had barely no scrubbing effect. The scent was a bit too strawberry-artificial for me as well. Will not repurchase this.

#20 Wet N’Wild Lash Renegade Mascara: This was not a hit for me. It did not give much of either volume or length and the mascara wand was super weird. It just did not do anything for me and in addition it was clumsy to apply. Will not repurchase this.

I will also do a summary of how many products in each category I go through in one year. So together with the first trash talk post this year my current counting are as follows:

  • Shampoo/Conditioner: 4.
  • Shower gel/butter/foam etc: 1.
  • Body Lotion/Butter: 6.
  • Body Scrub: 1.
  • Face Mask: 1.
  • Hair Mask: 2.
  • Face Care (cream/toner/oil/essence/serum etc): 2.
  • Mascara: 1.
  • Makeup Remover/Cleansing Balm: 1
  • Powder: 1.

I will add more to the list as we go through more of my empties. I thought it would be interesting to see how much a  go through each category during a year. Maybe I will get some surprises!

Did you finish anything interesting lately?

XOXO

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Certifeye The Dynasty Palette – 6 Makeup Looks!

If you’ve been her e for a while you know how much I love the Tropical Wonders palette by Certifeye. I love it so much that I had to pick up this palette too. I even hit pan on one of the shades in Tropical Wonders, that’s how much it’s been used. So expectations are naturally high with this one too!

So I played with The Dynasty palette to create some looks. I won’t reveal too much of my thought around this palette. I will off course have that in a separate review on Wednesday as every week.

In the mean time I hope you enjoy these looks!

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  • Certifeye The Dynasty Palette – Grand, Emperor, Opal, Empress, Wealth.
  • Certifeye The Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo, Waterfall.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Silver Jade.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.
  • Wet N Wild Lash Renegade Mascara.
  • Colourpop No Filter Concealer – Fair Neutral.

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  • Certifeye The Dynasty Palette – Fortune, Trunk, Velvet, Riches, Cloak, Jewel, Mantle, Gem.
  • Certifeye The Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo, Waterfall.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Liner – Ultra Black.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.
  • Wet N Wild Lash Renegade Mascara.
  • Colourpop No Filter Concealer – Fair Neutral.

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  • Certifeye The Dynasty Palette – Glisten, Opulence, Emerald.
  • Certifeye The Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 413.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Huda Beauty Lashes – Carmen #9.
  • Sleek Highlighting Palette “Distorted Dreams” – Blurred Lights.
  • Wet N Wild Lash Renegade Mascara.

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  • Certifeye The Dynasty Palette – Riches, Queen, Cloak, Velvet, Jewel.
  • Certifeye The Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Huda Beauty Lashes – Carmen #9.
  • Sleek Highlighting Palette “Distorted Dreams” – Anodize, Blurred Lights.
  • Tarte Shape Tape . Light Medium.
  • Wet N Wild Lash Renegade Mascara.
  • H&M Colour Essence eye Pencil – Raw Umber.

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  • Certifeye The Dynasty Palette – Riches, Cloak, Velvet, Empress, Emperor, Opulence, Opal, Grand.
  • Certifeye The Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Huda Beauty Lashes – Carmen #9.
  • Kiko Kajal Kohl Pencil – 109.
  • Clarins Waterproof Eye Pencil – 04 Turquoise.
  • Sleek Highlighting Palette “Distorted Dreams”- Sweet Delusion.
  • Dragon Dust Glitter – Starry Eyed.
  • Tarte Shape Tape – Light Medium.
  • Wet N Wild Lash Renegade Mascara.

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  • Certifeye The Dynasty Palette – Opulence, Elite, Empress, Glisten, Wealth, Jewel.
  • Certifeye The Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Huda Beauty Lashes – Carmen #9.
  • Wet N Wild Lash Renegade Mascara.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 401.
  • Kiko Twinkle  Eye Pencil – 04.
  • Tarte Shape Tape . Light Medium.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.

Remember you can keep track on my latest blog post on Bloglovin and on Instagram and I always post Monday-Friday every week!

XOXO

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Review: NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer!

When I ran out of my NARS Radiance Creamy Concealer my intention was to pick up a new one of them, but the temptation to try something new and fun got too strong and I clicked home the NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer instead.

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This is a potted concealer, which I don’t have very many of. The design is simple and classic NARS with the soft rubber black matte cap with the logo printed on. Simple and classic, and also a very unisex look which I would consider a plus these days. The size of this is very handy though, because I can just dip the tip of my beauty sponge straight into the pot so I don’t have to fuzz around with a brush. Being a fan of blending out the concealer with a sponge that is a big plus for me so I don’t have to add that extra step of applying it with a brush, or (gosh no!) put my fingers in the pot.

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The first thing that impressed me was how creamy and nice the concealer felt. I was expecting it to be a bit more dense and dry in formula since it’s not a liquid in a tube, but this one applies very smooth and creamy. It blends quickly into the skin as well.

I really like the looks of it. It gives a sort of blurred out look to the under eye, and it gives a very good coverage while still looking quite natural on the skin. It has a matte finish but I dont think it looks dry or enhance texture or fine lines as I find to be the case with some other matte concealers I’ve tried.

I am actually really impressed by the blurring effect of this concealer because it really makes my under eyes look very smooth and perfected. It’s almost like it brightens, evens out and gives a “lift” in addition to cover up darkness.

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Since this concealer has great coverage I found that it also work really well to spot conceal. Since it’ in a pot I found it very handy to just use a tiny little brush and spot conceal on any place necessary an the good coverage makes a little go a long way so it does not look heavy on the skin.

It does not feel heavy either as the formula is very lightweight. If that was not good enough I didn’t see any issues with creasing either and the tiniest bit of setting powder is enough to seal the deal, which off course helps get a natural look.

I am a big fan and I can already say for sure that I will repurchase this one when I one day run out, which I expect to take a while as a little goes a long way. Just a solid great quality concealer!

Did you try this? I would love to hear you opinion in the comments!

XOXO

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September Rose Slush Palette – Makeup Looks!

Is it just me or are colorful palettes becoming more common lately? I am not complaining, quite the opposite, I am very happy to see more colors around and I am very drawn to colorful palettes. I am happy to see more and more of them around!

When I stumbled upon the September Rose Slush palette I knew I needed it in my life. Lot’s of bright fun colors in different finishes. I was sold!

So yeah! I played around with all the colors (Yes, all 24 of them) to create this collection of different looks.

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  • September Rose Slush Palette – Raspberry, Coconut Milk, Berry Blast, Grape, Dark Cherry, Black Currant.
  • Certifeye Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Kiko Smart Eye Pencil – 805.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro20, Bro30.
  • Wet N Wild Lash Renegade Mascara.
  • Sleek Distorted Dreams Highlighting Palette – Anodize.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.

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  • September Rose Slush Palette – Bubblegum, Blue Hawaiian, Blue Lagoon, Blue Raspberry, Blue Curacao, Coconut Milk.
  • Certifeye Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Kiko Kajak Khôl Pencil – 109.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Azure Thing.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro20, Bro30.
  • Wet N Wild Lash Renegade Mascara.
  • Sleek Distorted Dreams Highlighting Palette – Sweet Delusion
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.

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  • September Rose Slush Palette – Banana, Lemon & Lime, Cucumber Lime, our Apple, Coconut Milk.
  • Certifeye Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo, Waterfall.
  • NYX Faux Whites Inner Eye Brightener – Vanilla.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.
  • Dragon Dust “Glitter” – Supernova.
  • Wet N Wild Lash Renegade Mascara.

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  • September Rose Slush Palette – Cotton Candy, Pink Lemonade, Sour Cherry, Tiger’s Blood, Banana, Mango, Orange Soda.
  • Certifeye Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo, Waterfall.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro40, Bro10, Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.
  • Dragon Dust “Glitter” – Supernova.
  • Wet N Wild Lash Renegade Mascara.

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  • September Rose Slush Palette – Banana, Lemon & Lime, Cucumber Lime,Grape.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Azure Thing.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Certifeye Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo.
  • Wet N Wild Lash Renegade Mascara.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum –  Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.
  • Etude House Oh M’Eye Liquid Liner – Black.

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  • September Rose Slush Palette . Tiger’s Blood, Peach Lemonade, Strawberry, Mango, Sour Cherry, Dark Cherry, Black Currant. Blue Raspberry, Bubblegum, Coconut Milk.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Into The Blue.
  • Kiko Twinkle Eye Pencil – 04.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Certifeye Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum –  Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.
  • Sleek Highlighting Palette “Distorted Dreams” – Sweet Delusion.
  • BKR Cosmetics Pressed Glitter – Flamingo.

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  • September Rose Slush Palette – Raspberry, Dark Cherry, Grape, Bubblegum, Blue Lagoon, Blue Raspberry.
  • Certifeye Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo.
  • Kiko Kajal Kohl Pencil – 109.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Azure Thing-
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum –  Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.
  • Sleek Highlighting Palette “Distorted Dreams” – Anodize, Blurred Lights.
  • Wet N Wild Lash Renegade Mascara.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.

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  • September Rose Slush Palette – Blue Hawaiian, Banana, Sour Apple, Blue Raspberry, Orange Soda, Grape, Dark Cherry, Blue Curacao, Coconut Milk, Bubblegum.
  • Certifeye Tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo.
  • NYX Faux Whites Inner Eye Brightener – Baby Powder.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum –  Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.
  • Wet N Wild Lash Renegade Mascara.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.

As always, playing around with a very colorful looks is so much fun. I am excited to share my full review of this palette, so stay tuned for that. According to plan this will be up on Wednesday this week. Remember you can also keep track on my latest blog post releases through Bloglovin or Instagram!

XOXO

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Makeup and beauty hauls – September 2018!

One of my favorite posts to write. Showing you whats new to my collection and what you can expect seeing some reviews of in the future.

I have been picking up a few new bits and pieces but I think I managed to not go overboard, so I am quite happy!

These Hourglass powders I both ordered in August, but you know, international shipping knows how to take it’s time. But this travel size Hourglass Bronzer and the Hourglass Blush in “Ethereal Glow” finally arrived. I got mine from Cultbeauty. And do you know that they have travel size blushes there too? I think it’s such a great thing to be able to pick up a travel size of a blush for much cheaper. I never go through blushers anyway!

More stuff from Cultbeauty, and more mini’s! Again, being able to pick up a smaller size for much less money is so great! Here is Becca Highlighter in Champagne Pop. I now finally have this iconic product.

The lashes are Huda Beauty lashes in Carmen #9. It took me a while to get use to Huda lashes due to their thick lash-band, but now that I am I really like them.

This palette I just stumbled over on Instagram. I’d never seen it or heard of the palette before, and since it was reasonably priced I decided to pick it up and give it a go. The GLF Cosmetics Princesa Azteca Palette really has both a large selection of neutrals and colors and I am a fan of the selection. Did not get the chance to play with it yet, but eventually I will have a makeup look post and a review post of this. Just be patient, I got a big pile of stuff to review and too little time!

I also needed some basics! The OGX Hair Butter sounded interesting and I always need something to give moisture to my ends. Never tried this, but I have tried some shampoo and conditioners from the brand and have been overall happy with them.

The Human+Kind Shower Mousse Bodywash “Grapefruit Delight” I picked up because it smells divine and I can always use a nice body wash.

I am slowly running out of cleansing balm, and since it takes a while to get here through mail (I usually use K-Beauty cleansers and they are not sold in store in my country) so I picked up the Nivea Eye Makeup Remover in case I run out before the next one arrive. It’s cheap, that’s mainly why I picked it.

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I did not stop picking up some essentials there. I also got e refill of the St.Moriz Fast Self Tanning Foam. I am running low on my other one. Not sure how long I will bother to try maintaining a tan. After all I love north of the wall and don’t really need to be tanned in winter.

The Simple Foaming Cleanser was something I picked up because I have just a few uses left of my current one. Never tried this, and it was so cheap my hopes are not all that high. But hey, if it’s good I did find a nice affordable cleanser so always worth a try!

XHC Revitalising Coconut Water Shampoo and Conditioner was also a necessary refill. I am running low on shampoo and conditioner so new ones are necessary. These smell like coconut, which I like if it’s a good coconut scent, but hate if it’s too sweet or synthetic. I will have to get back to you on how I feel about this.

KMS Add Volume Hairs Spray is a sample I decided to try. I don’t always get overly excited about hair styling so I love being able to try a sample before buying the real deal. I find it to be such a struggle to try to get through hair styling I don’t like.

The same goes for Tony&Guy Casual Sculpting Powder. I am hoping this will be something to help me if my hair is to flat or greasy. Sort of like a texturing dry shampoo.

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I was very much fond of the MorpheMe brush bundle this month. I really like Morphes Y-series, and I always need more eyeshadow brushes. One can never have too many blending brushes in my opinion.

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Finally, after a long time, my Makeup Revolution parcel arrived. I ordered this in June, but it was returned and they had to send it back. International shipping back and forth does take time, but finally the Soph x Revolution Extra Spice palette found its way home to me together with the lipsticks “Cake” and “Syrup”, two very pretty nudes!

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These three items were sent to me for free from Tambeauty. the reason was that when they tried to resend my order with the Soph x Revolution Extra Spice palette, one of the other items I ordered, a setting spray, was suddenly not legal to send due to new regulations. So they put some extra stuff in my package. The Palette is Obsessions Love Every Shade Eyeshadow Palette, and then I got a Obsessions Liquid Illuminator in the shade “S&X” which looks really pretty, and a Obsessions Lip Effects Gloss. Excited to try these things since the brand is new to me.

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And finally, no month is complete without a Colourpop purchase! I picked up the gorgeous fall palette Good Sport, and the Super Shock Highlighter Palette “Crush On You”. Colourpop always has something new and I really try to keep up at least with their eyeshadow palettes. Their are challenging me for sure, but I love collecting their eyeshadows. They are affordable and one of my favorite formulas. What’s not to love!

Did you pick up anything fun this month?

XOXO

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July 2018 Makeup Favorites…Yes, I am late to the party!

This has been the month of face products. I got so much new fun stuff and I have been testing a lot. I have been very lucky with my purchases lately because so so many of the items have been hits and I can’t wait to share them!

Two lip products really stood out to me this month, and I just kept reaching for these over and over again. Both of them are older items I’ve had for a while and I just decided to put them in my monthly makeup bag, and for the month of July these two were almost the only lippies I used at work. The Kiko 3D Hydra Lipgloss is so comfy and almost like a balm. It feels really hydrating, the color is super for everyday wear, and it smells good (but not intense). The Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick Hepburn Honey is also really good. I do enjoy her lipstick formula. It easily wears for a couple of hours and feels very comfy on the lips. It is also so easy to reapply that I don’t even need a mirror. So really good if you need to to touch-ups on the go like I have to at work.

The eyeshadows are all from Looxie Beauty. The formula of these three are so rich, smooth, pigmented and metallic. Every time I used them I just kept getting surprised by how rich and buttery they are. And the shades are so gorgeous as well. These three shades are Amber, Bohemian and Bubbly. Highly recommend all these shades!

I guess we all tried that Physicians Formula butter bronzer, and so many of us love it, but I got curious about their Butter Blush in “Rosy Pink” and Butter Highlighter in “Pearl”. Well, I guess you know what I feel about then since they are here. The blush is not too pigmented and I have to build it up just a little bit, but the color is so nice and it last incredibly long on my skin! The highlighter is gorgeous too. And both of them smell like a tropical vacation.

The L’Oreal Life’s A Peach Blush in the shade “Peach Addict” is my first L’Oreal blush ever actually, but I heard good things about it and, well, I am weak. That’s a good thing though because this is a gorgeous product. Nice summery color, fool-proof easy to apply and you know, just a good blush!

Makeup Revolution highlighters have been a bit hit or miss for me. But this Revolution Pro Supreme Highlighter Trio in “Metal” is for sure a hit. Metallic intense glow all the way. No glitter, just an intense metallic sheen. I know they have this little palette in a few other shades and I want them all now! And yes, the price is unbeatable too!

NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer “Vanilla” was also a big hit. It just looks flawless underneath the eyes and must be one of the better concealers I’ve tried in a long time.

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These guys must be the perfect pair for a gorgeous glow or what? They are, really!

The Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lightning Powder in “Brilliant Strobe Light” is my first Hourglass product ever actually. But, to put it one way I got a blush and a bronzer heading my way because this product is stunning and I want to know what else Hourglass can offer. This is like a glowy setting powder, or you can use it as a very subtle highlighter.

The Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter is a weird one. It is kind of a primer or a highlighter in one. It blurs out the skin and gives such a gorgeous natural glow. I really recommend using this alone with just some concealer if you don’t really need much coverage. The blurring effect and the glow makes your skin look perfected and dewy and just flawless. If you do have redness or spots it won’t cover it a bit, but luckily it also works perfectly as a primer or as a base for powder highlighter.

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Lastly, the Colourpop No filter Setting Powder “Translucent” is my final favorite this month. Who does not like a cheap setting powder that works. The powder is very finely milled and works well for under the eyes as well as an all over setting powder. The jar is tiny and great for travel as well. Out of the no filter line this one is the product that worked best for me!

What is your favorites for this month? Do we have any favorites in common? Or maybe something that worked really well for me does not for you? Leave a comment and let us know!

By the way, I always love reading these favorites post so please don’t be shy and drop a link in the comment if you made a post yourself. I would love to read it!

XOXO

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