What’s In My Makeup Bag – February 2019!

This is one of my favorite things about starting fresh on a new month. To pick out all the products I will use for one full month to do my everyday makeup. On weekends, evening or when I just want to play with makeup I just use whatever I want, but this is a bag worth of a full face of makeup for my everyday looks. This gives me a change to focus on some new products weather it is getting to know a new product for a review, working on a panning project or just to show some old makeup some love.

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I will transfer the Colourpop Fame from last month just to get a little more work done on it. This is in my project pan and since it’s my only cool toned palette I want to focus on it during winter. I got some nice wear on this in January but I don’t think I will hit any pans in February either. If not I will let this one rest and work on some other palettes until November when I find it more suitable to wear an all cool toned palette. But I am excited to get some more work done on it because I really do like it.

I also picked a little six pan from Kiko to match. The Street Taupe Variation palette has some nice cool-toned shimmers that I think will pair up very nicely to the colors in Fame.

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  • Prestige Make-up Gold Base: A hydrating, lifting, anti-aging, promising to make your whole life great again primer. I do like it, it’s hydrating at least. Don’t know about the rest of what it promise but it does give a nice base at least.
  • Tonymoly Luminous Goddess Aura BB Cream: This is from my project pan. I really like this BB Cream. It’s that sort of natural glow from within kind of products. Not much coverage, but I don’t really need that. The finish is lovely and the wear time is decent. I like this one tons more than the Colourpop No Filter foundation I had in last month so happy to switch them up.
  • NYX HD Studio Concealer: Another project pan item. I either hate or love this. It looks just fine and should be more than good enough for some simple everyday faces.
  • Kiko Flawless Fusion Bronzer: This one was also in January makeup bag. This one is just great, and the color is perfect for winter!
  • Dior Diorskin Nude: Because I need a powder, this one is great and it’s in my project pan.

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For blush I picked out my self made Colourpop blush palette that I haven’t used in a while. I love these blushes and here I get a nice selection of shades to choose from. The shade names from left to right is “Why,Hello”, “Parakeet” and “Weirdough” in the top row, and “Noodle”, “Glass Slipper” and “Main Chick” in the bottom row.

The mascara is the new one my Revolution called The Mascara Revolution. So far I’ve tried it around 30 times and I really do like it. I have an upcoming review of that one actually.

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Highlighters are always so fun to pick out. This month I decided to give my project pan highlighter “Lunch Money” by Colourpop a little rest and focus on these ones instead:

  • Colourpop Dream Sequence Super Shock Highlighter Palette: Since I am growing to be a huge super shock highlighter fan I am very excited to add this brand new highlighter palette with 4 highlighters in the super shock formula to this months bag. They look just so pretty!
  • Iconic London Illuminator: I will use this primarily to mix in with my foundation for those extra luminous days.
  • The Balm Mary Dew-Manizer: The very famous Mary Lou-Manizer in liquid form. I have used this a bit but it’s still fairly new. I am planning to do a review so I just want to get to know this product a bit better.

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Finally we got my selection of lipsticks and glosses. Most of them are in my project pan and you already saw them in last months makeup bag.

  • Colourpop Ultra Blottet Lip “Halo Effect”: This one is new,and this one is the only new item in my bag. But I really like the ultra blotted lip formula and the color looks nice.
  • Clinique Long Lasting GlossWear “Black Honey”: Transfer from last month. This is very sheer and not at all as dark as it looks. Works really nice as an everyday lippie that is more than just a nude but not loud in any way.
  • Isadora Jelly Kiss Lipstick “Bare Bliss”: I kind of have a plan to focus on this one because I do have a tiny hope I may be able to finish it! Wish me luck (I probably need it).
  • Estee Lauder High Gloss “Pearl”: I did not use this one last month even though it was in my makeup bag. I have a hard time reaching for it. I have to try again now this month because it’s in my project pan after all and need to be finished!
  • MAC Plushglass Lip Gloss – Shade name is worn of my it’s a nice pink.
  • MAC Plushglass Lip Gloss – This one I also lost the shade name of, but it’s more of a purple gloss. Both this one and the previous was in last moths bag, and get to go one more month.
  • H&M Sheer Lipstick “Arabesque”: I think this is my favorite among my project pan lippies, so very happy to transfer this to one more month in my bag,
  • Too Faced Mood Swing Emotionally Activated Lip Gloss: I have been enjoying the nice berry shade of this gloss. It also smells so delicious!

Do you have any products you want to give some extra use in February?

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Trash Talk – Beauty Empties!

Time to do a summary of how I liked my recent empties! The procedure is the same as with all these posts! I will talk about each product individually and give a little mini review of all of them. There are the products we will go through today!

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A little mixture of haircare, bodycare and makeup items this time too. As usual I will number them. The original idea was to reach 200 products, but that was much harder than I expected. I guess that’s not a bad thing. Why use more if you don’t need to?

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#143 – Co Lab Dry Shampoo “Unicorn”: I usually reach for Batiste when I buy dry shampoo, but this unicorn scented one sucked me in. I was so curious about what unicorns smells like! Turns out I really like this one. Batiste gives more texture to the hair, but if you don’t want that this one is a great option. My hair felt clean and refreshed and I could not see any white cast. If I have to use a lot of dry shampoo I sometimes feel like the Batiste one gives too much texture so that the hair feels a bit sticky. With this one that was not an issue. I will for sure pick up Co Lab again, but maybe another scent. I am not sold on unicorns after all.

#144 – Heimish All Clean Balm: This is a great cleansing balm that melts to an oil and remove makeup very efficiently. Have gone through many many jars of this, and I can absolutely see myself picking up more. Works wonders without being too expensive.

#145 – Bella Lucce Argan & Acacia Rich Body Creme: The body cremes form Bella Lucce are so luxurios and good I would happily pick this up again. Sadly the line is discontinues. Such a bummer because it was among my favorite body care lines with spa quality.

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#146 – Rituals Shanti Shower Soothing Shower Oil: Nice, hydrating rose scented shower oil. Shower oils are excellent to prevent dry skin after a shower. I love that this one comes with a pump. Will pick up another one of these!

#147 – Rituals Brilliant Bliss Nourishing Ultra Shine Shampoo: This one really does leave my hair nice and shine. I do however miss a bit of volume when I use it. It’s not a bad shampoo, I just think my hair needs something slightly different, and I am not sure if I would pick this up again. Maybe is my hair change.

#148 – Rituals Shikakai Secret Nourishing Ultra Shine Conditioner: This matches the shampoo. Give a lot of nourishing and shine, but makes my hair a bit flat. I need something that also helps a bit with volume.

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#149 – Mario Badescu Facial Spray: I tried using it as both as facial spray and as a finishing spray for makeup. It did absolutely nothing for me. But the good thing about sprays like these are that you can use them to dampen your makeup brushes so you don’t have to waist your good stuff. Will not pick this up again, and honestly I don’t know why so many rave about this. Scented water in a bottle.

#150 – Clarins Lip Comfort Oil: I really liked the scent and how it felt on my lips in the beginning. I even had it in my monthly favorites over a year ago or so. But as time went by I figured it was kind of over priced for what it is. I mean, the product is good, but I have cheap lip balms that are just as hydrating. I don’t think I will repurchase.

Did you try any of these products? What are your thought on them? Let me know in the comments!

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Trash Talk – My latest empties!

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I have a hard time keeping myself updated on these posts. I feel like I constantly have a new one ready to go. It’s fun though, and it’s a nice way to get a few mini reviews out fast! I had a goal to reach 200 empties this year, and even though I feel like I constantly empty something I see that I will have a hard time reaching my goal. Oh well, maybe next year! But let’s got through my beauty trash and have a look at what I’ve finished!

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First some hair care stuff!

#135 – Redken Frizz Dismiss Smoothe Force Conditioning Spray: Holy grail moisturizing spray to use after every shower. This one has been one of my go-to hair care products for over 3 years now. I have been through countless bottles, and there will be more!

#136 – LUSH R&B Hair Moisturizer: This one I had for a very long time, and to be honest I’ve struggled a bit to finish it. It’s a bit too heavy for my hair, and I have to use just the tiniest bit for it to work for me. That comibined with the fact that I didn’t love the scent made it a long process. I think this is more suitable for peolpe with thick curly hair, and it was a bit too much for my nordic curls.

#137 – KMS Add Volume Hair Spray: I just picked up this little sample to test it out. If you read my November Haul post you probably already know I like this because I just picked up a full size bottle. It gives volume while making my hair smell and feel almost clean again!

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#138 Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Butter “Spider Silk”: The pumpkin butters from Haus of Gloi always will be my favorite! This is in the fresh delicious scent “Spider Silk” which is one of their fall scents. I already have a new jar of this, among my large Haus of Gloi collection.

#139 Bella Lucce Arabian Odyssey Nourishing Sandalwood & Almond Creme: This is a beautiful formulated body butter that feels very luxurious and give just the right amount of moisture for me. The scent is also sweet, warm, oriental and cozy. Sadly this brand does not exist anymore, which is kind of heartbreaking. I would for sure repurchase if it was possible.

#140 Bomb Cosmetics Cranberry & Lime Oil Based Body Scrub: Loving this! You can read the full review here if you want to know more. I will pick up another one of these for sure!

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#141 – Missha Super Aqua Refreshing Cleansing Foam: This one was OK, but not great. It does the job and the skin feels clean, but it also makes me feel a bit tight and dry. Nothing my facial cream can’t fix, but there sure are better cleansers out there so I rather pick up something else.

#142 Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer C4: Love this concealer! I have already mentioned it among my top 5 concealers. I already got a new one of this that I started using. It’s just a fantastic formula for such a reasonable price!

Did you finish anything fun lately?

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Let’s Talk Some Trash Again!

As usually when I refer to trash talk, I mean actual trash, more specific makeup and beauty trash. Once again I have a small pile of products to go through with you. I had a goal to reach 200 empties this year, and that’s why I’ve been numbering them but I think that goal may have been a bit too high. I am not going to try to use products faster just to reach it either. That would just be waistful.

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So these are the products we will go through today. Do you spot anything you like?

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#121 Batiste Dry Shampoo Tropical – I really like Batiste dry shampoos. they really do get the job done, and in the mean time they give some texture and volume to your hair. The downside with this one is that it does leave a white cast in my dark brown hair. I do prefer the ones for brunettes, and I will pick that one up soon!

#122 Yves Rocher Velvet Shower Cream “Coffee Beans” – This really just smell like freshly ground coffee beans in a sweet way. The scent is absolutely divine! I will absolutely get another one of these next time I decide to do and Yves Rocher order (which is unfortunately not that often, but I should consider making one soon). I think this is my 4th or 5th bottle of this!

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#123 Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask – I bet you have heard all the rave about this many times before. I did like it. It felt very moisturizing. I may pick this one up again. The only drawback is that I can’t get this in store where I live, but I have access to plenty of other ones in store. Chances are I am more likely to pick up something that is more available, but absolutely a good product though!

#124 Eylure Lash Glue – The glue itself works well enough. But the tube looks absolutely disgusting after a short times use and I considered binning it half way. I made it through, mostly because I was too lazy to pick up another lash glue.

#125 Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil “Ultra Black” – This one is mentioned in a huge amount of product lists underneath my makeup look pictures. This is my go-to when I need a black eyeliner. I already have a new one opened. This is one of my holy grails that I need on hand at all times!

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#126 Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Butter “Zazz” – This is so good! Like all the pumpkin butters are. If you haven’t tried them already you are missing out! This one smells like sparkling champagne and frizzy sweets. It’s so strange but it smells exactly like that to me. Very sparkly, summery fresh and sweet at the same time. This scent makes me happy!

#127 Haus Of Gloi Pumpking Butter “Twice is Nice” – Same goes for this one, the lotion is just lovely. The scent is lovely too, and I’ve been trough many jars of this exact one. It’s also sweet like the previous, but richer and deeper with tones of coconut, sugar cookie and almonds.

#128 Dove Summer Revived Gradual Tanning Lotion – I’ve talked about this before. I picked up to less than four of them on sale believing they were normal lotions (note to self; look at what you are buying!). When I started getting a weird orange hue to my skin I realized it was a gradual tanner. But the color is orange and it fades awfully patchy. After one or two days the color is almost not visible though. So I was able to finish it by just using it a bit here and there and it didn’t really give me any color after one use. I will not buy this one again though!

Did you finish anything fun lately? Or have you maybe tried any of these products? What are your thought on them?

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Let’s Trash Talk!

And No, I am not referring to the ridiculous amount of drama going on in the beauty community right now. I am talking about my undramatic empties that I finished lately and want to share with you.

And I reached over 100 empties so far! I am quite happy with that, although I see people who count empties finishing 200-250 products a year, and it looks like I am not even close to that. I was under the impression that I went through products like wildfire, but I guess it’s not that bad after all.

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These are the items I’ve finished. The apple is an eye catches isn’t it? We will get to that in a moment!

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#106 Yves Rocher Energizing  Bath & Shower Gel Lemon Basil – This has such a nice fresh and herbal lemon scent, I sometimes feel like lemon scented products can remind me a bit to much about dish washing soap, but this one has a lovely authentic scent. I am sure I will pick up a new one of these!

#107 Skinfood Truffle Age Defying Cream – This really smells like truffles! It’s a nice rich cream that  I’ve been using as my nighttime moisturizer. I think it is a bit too heavy to use for daytime. It gives my skin tons of moisture and I did really like it. I may pick up this one again, but not immediately, partly because I still think I can find something better.

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#108 Tolymoly Appletox Smooth Massage Peeling Cream – The packaging is so cute. Yes it’s a bit cheap and childish looking, but I also think it’s kind of cute. Besides not that it’s empty and washed it can double as a toy. I now a 4-year old who loves playing picnic and I think this will be something she would like. I did really like how it worked too. My skin looked so clear and refreshed after using this. And every time I felt a bit grey or dull, I reached for this and put on a mask afterwards and that usually helped a lot. I may pick this one up again soon!

#109 Missha Deep Clear Cleansing Balm – Today is the day for Korean empties I guess! I do love testing out Korean skincare though, because they have so much cheap and good stuff. This was a nice and efficient cleansing balm that did the job very satisfying. A fresh citrus scent match the nice bright orange packaging well. I would not mind buying this one again, but the Heimish one is still my favorite.

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#110 L’Oreal True Match Concealer – This was in my project pan 2018, and I am happy to see it empty because it’s been a long road. The shade is slightly too dark so I could only use this a few weeks in summer. Needless to say it’s a few years old and probably past expiration date. The formula was OK, but it didn’t do anything special to me. I have so many others I prefer so I won’t pick up this again.

#111 Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H – This one you’ve probably seen a lot because it’s been on the list of products used in a makeup look almost every single time. This is a great great gel liner. It’s very black, applies easy and has great staying power! I will pick up a new for sure, I just have another old one I want to force myself to finish before I pick up a fresh new one of this!

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#112 The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2 % – Great skincare at an affordable price. I am all here for it! And The Ordinary really have some great products. I really did like this one too. It’s a nice peel I’ve been using a few times a week before bedtime and it seems to actually be working. I mean, I can feel it working, and it prevents clogged pores. Already got a new one in my bathroom ready to go!

#113 L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara – This is my second tube and it wont be the last. It’s just as good as people say, and I have yet to find another drugstore mascara I like just as much. I haven’t picked up a new one yet but I will, and in the mean time I will be missing it. Great great mascara!

Did you finish something fun lately? And if you also do empties post just pop a link in the comments  and I will have a read!

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Empties – This time I got some great ones!

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Time to chat about empties again, and I got a small mixture of products for you. I actually finished a lot of good products here, so I have many to recommend to you!

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#100 Lioele Water Drop Sleeping Pack: I already wrote a full review of this product which you can have a look at here if you want to read more in depth about it. But I still think it is a great product and I realize that now that it’s been empty for a little while that I miss is from my skincare routine. I need to pick up a new one, and I highly recommend it!

#101 Nature Republic Himalaya Salt Cleansing Balm: A great makeup remover, and I have finished quite a few jars of this now. It is a wonderful balm that melts into the skin and removes even the most stubborn makeup quite easily. I will for sure buy this again because not only is it a fantastic makeup remover, it is also cheap!

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#102 John Masters Organics Blood Orange & Vanilla Body Wash: This smells absolutely divine. I’ve had this for years because I have been saving it. It is quite expensive to be a body wash, and not something I wanted to rush through because there are so many great cheaper body washes that works great so it feels kind of silly to spend this much money on one. But, that being said it is worth it because the smell is amazing and it feels luxurious as well. A very good body wash, but a bit on the pricey side. I may pick it up again though, because I do like it and I do like this brand in general.

#103 Avalon Organics Volumizing Rosemary Shampoo: Now over to something good and cheap. I tried quite a few of the Avalon Organics shampoo and conditioners and I generally find them to be a great and cheap organic option. This one was refreshing with a nice herbal rosemary scent and it did help with volume and shine as well. I do recommend, and I may pick this one up again at some point. I just have a few to many shampoos at the moment.

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#104 Bergamo Magic Snail B.B Cream: This was a part of my project pan. I initially put it in the project because I tried it once and I thought I didn’t love it so I wanted to just get it out of my collection. Now I am in love, and I need to get a new one. It just looks so great on the skin. It gives medium coverage and a dewy finish, but it is very skin-like at the same time. And the best thing is that it fades nicely, so even when it starts wearing off (it’s a B.B Cream after all and longevity is not supreme) it still looks OK. After a full work day has faded a bit, but after 8 hours that’s acceptable for a BB.I will buy this again! The only bad thing (like with many other Korean face products) is that the shade options are very limited-

#105 Lancôme Volume-à-Porter Mascara: I usually really like Lancôme mascaras. I like this one too. It gives a nice feathery look to the lashes. Nothing huge in volume or length, but good for days when you want natural but beautiful lashes. Did not smudge on me, and stayed put all day so that’s a good thing as well. I may repurchase in the future.

That’s all for now. Did you finish anything fun lately?

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Trash Talk….Meaning lets go through my beauty empties!

It’s time to talk about trash again. And this time we got a nice variety of different products. Spot anything you’ve tried yourself?

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There is actually a product from my project pan in this empties post as well. It is always good to be able to include those, because that could only mean my project is going great? It is doing good. The only thing I struggle with is that demonic blush that refuse to show signs of wear. Anyways, that’s for my next project pan update. Today it’s all about what is already empty.

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Let’s start with a matching pair.

#92 OGX Nourishing Coconut Milk Conditioner: I do feel like this is nourishing. It’s also a quite pleasant coconut fragrance since it ‘s not too overwhelming or artificial. This is not the conditioner I use when I want volume because it’s a bit heavy on my hair, but does really gives a lot of moisture. It also makes my hair smooth ans shiny.

#93 OGX Nourishing Coconut Milk  Shampoo: Same story as with the conditioner. I think this is the thoird time I buy these. This time it was only travel size bottles but the previous times it’s been full size (which are huge!). So I don’t mind repurchasing these I just need a break between because I get a bit tired of the coconut scent. That’s always the case for me and coconut scents so it’s nothing wrong with the scent really.

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#94 Yves Rocher Mango Coriander Energizing Bath & Shower Gel: This smells like a super delicious smoothie. The scent is absolutely lovely and perfect for summer. I really enjoyed this and would be happy to pick up another one. I will for sure do that on my next Yves Rocher order.

#95 Tolymoly Lip Balm: Super cute packaging. The product itself was just Vaseline with a bad taste to it. Won’t repurchase but my niece will get this to play with because she lovers these kind of things (she’s 4). So at least there is that.

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#96 Kiko Matte Fusion Pressed Powder: This powder was OK. It looked good on the skin, and set my makeup nicely without looking cakey, but it did not mattify despite it’s name. Actually I found my skin to be more shiny than normal just around one hour after application, so if you are looking for a mattifying powder this is not it.

#97 L’Oreal Glam Beige Healthy Glow Foundation: This was the one from my project pan I mentioned above. It is a light coverage foundation with a dewy natural finish. Good for summer, but I found that it does not last that well on my skin, so I won’t repurchase. I think. It’s not bad either and you never know hat might happen during a sale…..just saying.

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#98 Bastiste Dry Shampoo Original (Mini): I picked this up because I needed one for travel. This really does not last more than one trip. I got four uses out of it. Batiste is my go-to dry shampoo, but I prefer the brunette version because I don’t have to worry about white cast.

#99 Duo Adhesive Lash Glue: I am maybe the only one who still like this? It seems like everyone used this some years ago, but now so many has moved on to something else? I like it though, and will repurchase.

So, next time I do an empties post I will reach empty number 100! That’s exciting. Do you keep track of how many empties you go through? This is the first year I o it but I think it is kind of interesting to see how much I really go through

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