#BLOGtober 18th - Natural Make-up of the Day

Makeup of the Day

It´s been a while since I posted a MOTD look. I got my reasons though, as I´m really busy with my midterms and I don´t really get out much - which means: I don´t do my make up very often anymore!

I´m going to share my go-to look lately and the products I´m using. It´s totally basic and very natural :)

Makeup of the Day

I used one of the lightest shades from the Soap & Glory shimmer powder as a highlighter base on my lips and topped it off with a clear lipgloss.

Makeup of the Day

Products used:

#BLOGtober 7th - Soap & Glory Multi-Color Blush Bricks "Love at First Blush" & "Peach Party"

Soap & Glory Multi-Colour Blush Brick

Soap & Glory Shimmer Powders "Peach Party" and "Love at first Blush":

 

These two have been my go-to shimmer blushes all summer!
I might have reached for "Peach Party" a little more as I like the peachy golden/bronzy color more than the pink but both are definitely favorites of mine.

The Soap & Glory blushes are multi-colored shimmer powders, they´re shaped like a wheel which gives me an instant thought of the "Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights" (anyone else?).
However, I will say that Soap & Glory Peach Party and Love at first Blush contains a lot more shimmer, more like the "Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks" (just to make another dupe hint).

They are both smooth in formula and gives a nice color/shimmer payoff.
I love the color it gives when it´s mixed but I also tend to use each color alone a lot.
For example, to highlight my brow bone, down my nose, my cupid's bow. I even use this on my lips with either an oil base or a lipgloss on top.

A lot of the colors are nice as a shimmer base for eye makeup, and also to make your cheekbones pop.

Definitely a budget friendly shimmer product to check out!

 

Soap & Glory Multi-Color Blush Bricks "Love at First Blush" & "Peach Party"
Soap & Glory Multi-Color Blush Bricks Swatch

"Peach Party" to the left and "Love at first Blush" to the right

Used as a highlighter:

Soap & Glory Multi-Color Blush Bricks "Love at First Blush"

"Soap & Glory Love at First Blush"

love at first blush swatch
Soap & Glory Multi-Color Blush Bricks "Peach Party"

"Soap & Glory Peach Party"

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Get them here (clickable images)

Have you tried any of these shimmer powders?

#BLOGtober 6th - Gerard Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick in *Serenity* Swatches and photos

Gerard Cosmetics Long Wear Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Serenity

The first Gerard Cosmetics product I´m going to show you is the Long Wear Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick in the color "Serenity".

I love these types of formulas and did not get disappointed.
If you have tried liquid lipsticks from either Lime Crime or Kylie Jenner - the formula is pretty much the same.

It is easy to apply, it doesn´t feel sticky, heavy or dry on the lips. It lasts for hours and it has a nice hint of a sweet scent to it.

The color is a perfect fall color, still, I have yet to love it on myself.
I´ve seen so many pictures and swatches of it where it looks beautiful - I just didn´t get that same feeling when wearing myself.

It´s a shame really as it is such a wonderful matte liquid lipstick!

I will definitely try wearing it more during fall and perhaps check some of the other colors out. Again, the formula is amazing and I think the price tag is fine as well.

Have you tried this or do you want to?
What did you think of it?

Gerard Cosmetics Long Wear Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Serenity
Swatch of Gerard Cosmetics Long Wear Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Serenity
Gerard Cosmetics Serenity
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#BLOGtober 5th - [NEW IN] Gerard Cosmetics lipstick, lip créme & liquid lipstick.

Gerard Cosmetics

I have been drooling over this brand "Gerard Cosmetics" ever since it got "insta-famous" and I have finally clicked a few products home!

The products are great, and not pricey at all! I did find it a little hard to choose which colors I wanted, so I basically just picked the ones I´ve seen looking HOT on Insta ;)

That resulted in some sort of disappointment (not unexpectedly) as not all the colors suit me that well.

Gerard Cosmetics

Stay tuned, as I will be posting reviews, pictures and swatches of each product :)

I purchased these from BeautyBay:

#BLOGtober 4th - Garnier Skin Active Micellar Oil-infused Cleansing Water

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water in Oil

I haven´t used products like this on my skin for years, I´ve steered clear of anything less than high-end brand skincare and my skin has gotten better - it just never stabilized and stayed that way.

I started using the first product in this line that came out, the Micellar Cleansing Water, it was a huge hype and I got it as well like "everybody else" :) It removed my makeup really well before getting into the actual cleansing with my regular products, instead of having to wash my face 5 times to be sure every last bit was gone. I liked it, but I didn´t like the feel it left my face and it didn´t have a very nice scent to it.

I still wanted to repurchase and by the time I did - this had made the shelves!
The Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water in Oil.
It looked so much more interesting than the regular type and I went straight home to try it!

What it says:

- Removes make-up
- Cleanses
- Soothes
- No rinsing
- Non-greasy finish

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water in Oil

I am on my second bottle of this now, and I don´t even know where to start? I am SO SATISFIED with this product!
First off it smells AMAZING (think The Body Shop honey/honey bronze collection).
The oil feels really good on my skin, just make sure to shake the bottle well before using!

I don´t know if it is my age, have I reached a certain point in my life that my body decided to end my skin problems? Or is it simply this cleanser? I know that 25-26 is an actual time where your body tends to stabilize, skin wise and hormonal, but was I supposed to feel it this hard?
I have NOT been good at exercising since April, I have not been eating well, I have been sitting inside studying for months, I am super stressed and I´m tired 24/7 - it doesn´t sound like a good thing for my skin - does it?

MY POINT IS ever since I started using the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water in Oil, my skin has stabilized so much! I don´t get the same blemishes as I used too (except the usual time of the month, but they´re not as bad as they used to either).
My skin is far from perfect, and it will never be as I have large pores and uneven skintone - I guess my face will never look a 100% healthy. As sad as it is, I need to look at the positive side - that it is better than it used to be:)

I think I might have overstimulated my skin to some certain point before? I did everything "right" skin care wise, and as I said, my skin got better but never good.
Now I stopped using all the products I used to, Like; my skin has not been needing any moisture so I haven´t used lots of creams.
I simply remove my makeup in the evening with the Garnier Oil Cleanser and I do this until there´s nothing left. I wash my face lightly in the mornings and I cleanse again before applying my makeup.

As simple as it gets.

It felt SO WRONG in the beginning, putting this Garnier stuff on and NOT RINSING?!
But what felt so wrong, felt so good, because of how time-consuming cleansing your face is.
Honestly... I got a little lazy - and I just went with it for a few days!
As I saw results just after a few days, my skin felt better, it felt moisturized, I got a new glow, and my blemishes stopped popping up. I continued this routine, and I honestly believe it has made my life better!

Now I am on the search for a new (high end) skincare line that might fit my skins needs better than the one I used before. Maybe my skin and body HAVE changed this last year.
My plan is to introduce it little by little, as I am afraid of my skin purging. I don´t have time OR the psyche for that right now.
Because no matter how good this Garnier Oil Cleanser is, my skin has other needs too and I can´t stop using regular skin care forever, but I think it has been a good break and it amazed me so much I felt I had to talk about it! I´ve already snapped this to several of my friends, preaching about how good it is!

 

Have you tried this? What do you think about it?
 

#BLOGtober 2nd - bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream in Buttercream

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue

I´ve had this tinted cream for a few months now, but it´s not until recently that I kind of "rediscovered" it.

bareMinerals is a brand that I´ve been using ever since it started selling their famous mineral powders, I´ve always liked their products and I´m always curious when they launch new ones.

This cream caught my eyes immediately and even though the price tag sat me off QUITE a bit, I knew I had to get it.

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue

I rarely get the color right when I swatch foundation products in stores.
Even with the help from the ones that work there, getting a return if the color doesn´t match when you get home, is not normal where I live.
I´ve lost count on how many bottles of wrong colored foundations I have in my collection.
But if I´m ever going for either the Oompa-Loompa or the geisha look - I´ve got it covered!

I ended up with the color "03 Buttercream", which blended perfectly with my skin tone in-store.
When I got home I was very frustrated and disappointed the first weeks as it does make me look a little pale, and even though it evens out my skin tone it does not cover my red spots.

It does not look good on blemishes at all, it makes them look more inflamed and I don´t feel using a lot of concealer with this tinted cream goes well together.

It is buildable to some point but does not have a lot of coverage.
On the other hand, it does have a very light feel and it makes me feel like I don´t wear any makeup - which is a good feeling!

It doesn´t oxidize which is good, I´ve had a few creams/foundations that do this and it is beyond annoying!

It definitely gives me a natural, fresh and dewy look. Not to mention a glowing look! Which is probably the best feature in my opinion.

It defintely feels a little sticky and it needs to be set with some kind of powder.

Oh how I wish I had that type of skin that could pull off using JUST this as an everyday foundation.

I believe this is the perfect base for those with perfect skin, with no red spots or scars that you want to cover.

I tried covering the red spots with bareMinerals concealer, but it does not mix well with the gel cream and it just did not look very good.
It made me look patchy and it kind of ruined the whole "fresh-faced-no-makeup-makeup-look".

A lot of people with dry skin are complaining about it, so perhaps this isn´t the greatest option for you.

I´m not sure where to land on this product! I can´t say for sure that I will be repurchasing it, but I will give it another go during this fall and see how it works out for me :)

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream (Sephora)

[NEW IN] Victoria´s Secret Coconut Passion Body Spray & Body Wash

Victorias Secret Coconut Passion

Wow, where did the time go? 🤔
Our house has been upside down the last few weeks as we´ve been redecorating two of our upstairs bedrooms. (kids room + storage/new office).
I´m fairly ok because as a student my holiday is loooong, it´s not even over yet. It´s worse for my boyfriend as he has been spending ALL of his 4 weeks of holiday on redecorating.
He is simply amazing. 😍

We managed to squeeze in a mini-holiday by the sea last weekend and this weekend has been awesome as it´s been the annual Blues Festival in my home town. 🎤🎸

What have you been up to this summer?

Victorias Secret Coconut Passion Spray and Body Wash

Well, over to my "new" in products (it´s actually from a few weeks back).
My absolute favorite scent in the whole wide world is coconut - especially coconut mixed with a hint of vanilla. I always buy the body lotion and the spray at Victoria´s Secret when I´m out travelling and it usually lasts for a very long time (at least until my next trip when I re-stock).
But this time I went empty. Completely empty. And it was a disaster. I use this everyday, it´s one of my all time holy grail products - it´s just ME.

Then totally random, I came over this collection and another one at this weird little store that don´t carry big, normal brands at all.
Like sometimes they sell brand hair care like Redken and Wella, even though they´re not allowed. I don´t know where they get their products from, or what about the quality. But at least these products are totally fine!

I´ve never tried the body wash before and I do have body lotion left, so I decided to try out the body wash! Let me just say I did not get dissapointed. What a delicious scent😍

What are your favorite scents? Any special one from Victoria´s Secret?

[First Impression] NYX Micro Brow Pencil in the color Brunette

NYX Micro Brow Pencil

💜NYX micro brow pencil color: brunette💜

NYX Micro Brow Pencil has been on my wishlist ever since it launched, I didn´t manage to get my hands on it right away as it took quite some time until it got available in my region (like always)😒
By the time it was available I had started doing my brows a little different and I wasn´t as depending on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz as I used to be anymore.

I am a huge fan of ABH Brow Wiz and I have tried A LOT of similar products and dupes in the search of the perfect alternative as the pricetag is not suitable for me at the moment.
It hasn´t been easy and I ALWAYS end up back with my beloved Anastasia Brow Wiz.
Until now?🤔
 

NYX Micro Brow Pencil
NYX Micro Brow Pencil
NYX Micro Brow Pencil

I didn´t intend to make this a dupe post as I would love to make a separate one - it´s just not that easy keeping it a straight "first impression" without mentioning the fact that it is a really good dupe to one certain product. The similarities are simply too many (and they´re good as well) - but that´s all part of my actual first impression of the NYX Micro Brow Pencil.

My very first thought is (as I guess you´ve noticed) that it is in fact (not suprisingly) very similar to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz.

It comes in the same type of packaging and the whole design is pretty much the same, even the fonts used are similar.
But then again, how many ways can you design a retractable micro brow pencil a smart and delicate way?

I think we can conclude with the fact right away that the design is a dupe, and a good one too. The real question is: what about the quality?

The first thing that comes to my mind is that it doesn´t feel cheap! This was one of my biggest fears. I am always afraid to touch the lids of cheaper (dupe) products as this always seems to be their weakest point.
But these lids feels sturdy and not like it´s going to come off while in your makeup bag (imagine brunette brow pencil smeared all over) They make that satisfying *click* sound when you put the lids on and the only thing I notice is a tiny sqeaky sound when I twist up the pencil.

NYX Micro Brow Pencil
NYX Micro Brow Pencil

Another thing that´s usually a point of dissapointment is the spooly, they´re either too long, too soft or too damn hard (feels like you´re scraping your brows off, ouch) but this feels like surprisingly good quality and it boths blends and works so well!

The pencil tip doesn´t seem as sharp on the pictures as it was right out of the box because I started using it before snapping a photo (bad blogger, I know🙄) - but I promise, it was so nice and sharp in the beginning😍

Applying the product is easy, the color is nice and the color payoff is as expected.

I´ve used NYX MIcro Brow Pencil for a few days now after starting this post, and even though I do my brows a little lighter and more natural at the moment I feel it works very well. The tip makes it easy to sculpt my brows and filling them in. Blending is a dream with the spooly and I´m left with natural, not overworked brows.

It might go on a little lighter than certain other brow pens I´ve tried and it also might smear easier (not saying it actually smears, but if I have to point out a possibility for this, it felt like it could).

I have nothing to say on the staying power and this is a definitive repurchase for me!

I actually got pretty lost for words while looking at it and testing it out because I could not believe the quality it has compared to the price!

I´m not saying that I won´t ever buy ABH Brow Wiz again, but as long as my student economy is as it is - NYX will be more than good enough for $9.99 (about £7).

⬇️ get the nyx micro brow wiz here ⬇️

💜have you tried the nyx micro brow wiz?

💜What are your thoughts about it?

💜if not, Are you going to buy it?

Makeup of the Day ~ Light & natural makeup with Lancomé BB Cream

Lancome BB Cream Makeup

Hi everyone! How are you?
I´m still enjoying my vacation..😊
Here´s a FOTD I thought I´d share with you. It´s not airbrushed or edited out of this world, but I hope you like it😋
As a few other products lately, I recently rediscovered the Lancome Hydra Zen BB Cream. I fell in love with it again.

I have yet to find the perfect bb cream that fills all my needs, but I guess I´ll never be 100% satisfied with anything as long as I have small scars and blemishes that needs coverage anyway😒

Lately I´ve been so tired of wearing makeup, or actually - tired of the NEED to wear makeup.
Does anyone else feel like this too?
I´m so sick of it and therefore I´ve been reaching for more lighter foundations and powders lately. Lancome Hydra Zen BB Cream came to a rescue!

This look is so much more than JUST a bb cream and this is not what I consider a "no-makeup-makeup-look", but it´s still a lot lighter and more natural look for summer. I love a good bronzed look😄
Not a lot of contouring today, but a hint down my cheekbones and down each side of my nose.
The blush that I used is packed with shimmer and gives me such a nice overall highlight.

This Lancome Hydra Zen Bb cream is really good, it smells amazing and the formula is actually perfect.
So sad the color is just a little too dark for me even though I´m really tan at the moment!

I think there´s 5 or 6 colors in this range, but it´s a little different in Norway. There´s only 3 colours; named "light, medium and dark" and the naming and branding is a little different. But I believe the content is the excact same.
I wish I could find a color that is perfect for me!

I use the Sensai powder for setting and extra coverage, this is my favorite go to powder currently.

One more thing about this bb cream, it is so hydrating! Seriously! After a day of wearing this, my skin feels so hydrated and it looks so good when I remove my makeup! So unlike many other products I wear..

WHAT I USED:

- Lancome Hydra Zen BB Cream in Medium $47
- Kanebo Sensai Total Finish Powder Foundation (refill £30)
- Garnier Anti-Dark Circle Under Eye Roller $12.99
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette $40
- Soap & Glory Peach Party Multi-Colour Blush Brick $15 / £9
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel $22
- Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Palette , color Stone for brows. (Limited Edition/not available)
- Mac Dazzleglass Sugarrimmed on lips $20
- eBay Eyelashes $1.86

*All used up* My latest empties

HAIR:

Major crisis these days, all my heat protect sprays are finished and I won´t let myself spend any money on new ones. Oh well, I guess that´s what living tight is all about? For me at least it´s not forever😅

1. Matrix Turbo Dryer Blow Dry Spray.
I LOVE this spray. It smells like COCONUT and gives my hair a perfect silky smooth and straight finish.
It´s dries your hair quicker but it does not work like a heat protect spray.

2. Redken Satinwear 02 Prepping Blow Dry Lotion (heat protect).
One of my all-time favorite heat protect products. This is a lotion so it´s easy to evenly apply, it´s not sticky and it smells good.
It´s ranged as 02 so it doesn´t give you any hold, which I think is nice as my hair is so fine.

3. GHD Heat Protect Spray.
This is a new favorite for sure! In the beginning I didn´t like it at all. It felt like it made my hair sticky and had way too much hold. Also I thought it smelled like men´s cologne and I was about to get rid of it actually.
Then when all my other heat protector sprays finished, I had to use what I already had in my drawers and this came to the rescue. Now I think it smells AMAZING and makes my hair smell fresh all day.

MAKEUP:

I´m finishing a lot of my must-have makeup these days and I feel a little stressed because as I said before I am not going to be able to repurchase everything right away.
I guess finding forgotten gems in my stash is my next goal..!
 

1. Glo Minerals Pressed Mineral Foundation Powder - color: Honey Medium.
My current favorite foundation. This is simply amazing and it works so well with my skin.
It does not give me any breakouts, it covers more than well enough, it feels light on my skin and it applies easily.

2. Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder - color: 115.
My favorite powder for setting my undereye concealer. It gives me just what I want and I´ve hit the pan so many times. It´s a constant repurchase.
I have used it a little less now during summer as I find it caking a bit quickly when I don´t wear too much makeup (weird as it sounds).

3. Johnson´s Soft & Smooth Skin Nourishing (Baby) Powder
Another setting powder favorite. But more for overall face.
This is also just as much a hair and body product as makeup. Lately I have been using it more as a dry shampoo.
I find it working so much better than regular dry shampoo as it doesn´t give me that sticky, greasy, extremely dirty feeling when touching my hair.
This baby powder smells amazing and makes my hair super soft and all fresh-looking!

 

Are you familiar with any of these products?

What are your latest empties?

Bronzers that didn't "WOW" me.

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Even for a makeupjunkie like me there´s a few products now and then that doesn´t end up being favorites.

Here´s a little list of the bronzers that didn´t really make it to the favorites-shelf:

The Body Shop Nature´s Minerals Bronzer:
This is way to orange for me. Also it is a loose powder so it gets everywhere.
It gets extremely messy and even though it gives a nice glow and it sparkles ever so pretty - it´s just too messy, too orange and not worth it.

Bourjois Chocolate Bronzing Powder:
It does actually smell a hint of chocolate and it is overall a nice matte bronzer. I don´t particulary dislike this bronzer, it´s just not one that I find myself grabbing for that often. And the color payoff is not that great. I´ve had it for YEARS and I still don´t use it (time to hit the thrash maybe) so that´s why it´s on this list. I never got the big hype about this bronzer.

Physicians Formula Bronzer with SPF20:
Boring, Boring. Boring.
I usually like this brand, and their products is nice to my skin and the colors match very well!
But if there´s a regular bronzer that should find it´s way on this list, it´s this. I never use it, and that should probably be reason enough?

Physicians Formula Bronze Booster:
I really want to love this bronzer! Just look at it!
It´s so adorable, and I am actually wondering why it´s on this list, but it´s the color, the application. I kinda love it, but not enough to be using it..
I might give this one another chance this summer. It is so pretty and maybe the color is more right as I´m a lot tanner this year.

Do you own any of these bronzers?
What are your least favorite one?

Beauty chores you should start doing (again) and why.

Do you forget about these beauty routines?

Even though I love beauty, makeup, skincare and all of the "work" that comes with it - sometimes the routines turnes into chores and it just feels very nice to skip them once in a while.
It feels time consuming to do them and when you´ve stopped, it´s hard to start doing them again.

I´m here to remind you that it´s worth it!

It´s worth it for the wellbeing of yourself, it´s worth it for the quality and health of your skin.
We all know that nice, clear and healthy skin equals happy life. Am I right?

Here´s a list of things that I find myself skipping once in a while, and a few of them I needed a reminder to start doing again too. Take a look and let me know if you know what I´m talking about

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Review & swatches of Mac "Dreamy" lipglass

Hallelujah! This is a gloss that I´ve been searching for all of my life!

Mac Dreamy Lipglass is a semi sheer glitter gloss with a frosty/crystal finish.
The glitter is pinky gold and it has a lot of shimmer in it. I didn´t manage to catch too much of the glitters on the lipswatch picture, but it does really show when applied on the lips. I love it!

The glitter is not chunky so it´s not uncomfortable to wear at all.
It has a sticky texture, but it feels quite moisturizing and it gives me that good pouty lips feel.

Other reasons why I love this gloss is that it goes so well with my nude and pink lipsticks!
I think it has a slight vanilla scent, but no taste. I react very quickly to scents and this does not bother me at all.


It gives me the most perfect glamour, babe-looking lips and some may say this is the perfect gloss for partying, but for me this is the perfect gloss for everyday! :)

 

NEW IN: Mac lipsticks and lipglosses

I couldn´t remember the last time I bought some nice lipsticks and glosses so when I saw the MAC store I just couldn´t to resist the urge of going in..

My plan was to get ONE lipstick. Creme de Nude or Creme Cup.
Well, long story short - I couldn´t decide which one so I got both of them. Then I saw some nice glosses, so I got them too. You know how it goes right!?

I´ve been down with a flu and sinusitis this past week and I´m behind on studies.
My nephew turns 2 on Sunday, we´re having a party tomorrow so I have a bunch of cakes to prepare tonight - hello stress!

A closer look on all of these lovely products are coming up!

Boots coconut & almond hand and nail cream

My hands have been very dry and sore lately, the weather has been harsh and I am trying out new hand lotions and cream all the time to find that special one.

This is one of my top three favorites at the moment!
First off; Boots Ingredients Coconut & Almond hand and nail cream smells AMAZING! I love everything coconut and that is the main reason why I got it. When I saw the name "coconut" I just had to have a quick sniff and I was sold. I got even more excited when I tried it because the formula is really good too!

 This cream feels light when applied and it does absorb quite quickly, it doesn´t leave my hands sticky at all and the scent actually has some staying power as well.

As for my dry hands it does a good job! It soothes and softens my hands, and as long as I make sure to be good at moisturizing my hands often I am able to keep the dryness away.

This is definitely a recommendation from me! And if you love coconut as much as I do, make sure to try it out!

 What are your favorite hand cream for dry hands?

Current Favorite Bronzers

Hi! I am super busy with my finals, just a few weeks left now until the holidays!🎅🎁🎄 Just wanted to share something on here😊

I am a bronzer girl and I was looking through my stash and figured I´d share my top picks from my collection.

These are both matte and shimmery and I use some of them for all over face color and some of them for highlighting.

1. Bare Minerals bronzer/highlighter from "The First Resort Kit" in the color "The Beach is waiting".

2. MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Gold Deposit

3. Soap & Glory Wonderbronze

4. Soap & Glory Solar Powder

5. H&M Bronzing powder

6. Dior NUDE Bronzer

Christmas is coming up, are anyone going to do #BLOGmas?
I don´t have any more classes, just finals left.. and then I am going on a little vacation😃

*BLOGtober 29th* 4 Warm MAC Eyeshadows for Fall

Mac Quad Fall Eyeshadows

Hi! I thought I would have plenty of time for my blog, but life and school has been quite busy lately. I don´t go to school every day, but I have been really good at prioritizing school work instead of blogging at home😅 Finals are coming up, and I guess I won´t be as active on here until those are finished. Wish me luck!😄

Today I thought I would share with you four eyeshadows that I really love during fall🍁🍂😊

They are all from MAC and of course this is just a small selection of my favorites (any beauty addict will know this struggle)..😅 I decided to share this one as it looks nice put together, I use them mostly with other either darker shades or more lighter, neutrals for a more toned down look.

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The colors are: 1. Cranberry, 2. Tempting, 3. I can´t remember the name of this!😡 and 4. Satin Taupe.

I am still in love with Cranberry, but I also still struggle making it work for me. I love the color, but it just doesn´t look right on me! It´is sad, but it´s still one of my favorites...😞😊
I don´t remember the name of nr. 3 right now, and the name on the back is gone. I got it before leaving for vacation some time ago. I wanted something natural for a bronzy, summery look. I love using this as a transition color. Looks absolutely amazing with my blue eyes! Still I do struggle with too warm and bronzy colors. It looks great with blue eyes, but I don´t always like the way it makes me look...

Here´s a beautiful swatch for you guys! Don´t they just scream fall??💕

MAC quad fall colors swatches

With flash.

MAC quad fall eyeshadow colors swatches

Without flash.

What do you think of these colors?
Let me know it you would like to see a makeup look using these eyeshadows!

*BLOGtober 21st* Smokey or Neutral Eyes for Fall?🍁🍂 Smashbox Full Exposure Travelsize Eyeshadow Palette✨

Smashbox Full Exposure Travel eyeshadow Palette
Smashbox Full Exposure Travel Eyeshadow Palette

This Full Exposure Mini Palette comes with 8 shadows, 4 matte and 4 shimmer.

I´ve been wanting the full size palette for a while, but never managed to defend buying it😝
When I saw there was a mini palette I got it right away! It´s such a perfect size for a makeup bag and perfect to carry with me all the time. It simply doesn´t take any place!

Also it holds two (the darkest matte ones) shadows that I can easily use for my brows - so I have brows and eyes in the same little palette!

It has a nice shadow for highlighting as well and all in all it is perfect for both a natural and a darker smokey eye. I could easily go on vacation with JUST this palette - that should say a lot. I am the "going to bring 7 different palettes + 2 customized palettes for a week long vacation" kinda girl.. So yeah, it should say a lot! 😅

Do you have this palette, or the full size? What do you think of the Smashbox Eyeshadows?

It is not my holy grail palette, but I think it is a damn good one!

*BLOGtober 20th* BB Cream for Fall? Lancome Hydra Zen BB Cream

Lancome_Hydra_Zen_BBCream

I bought this BB cream this summer and used it a lot when my skin was at it best (means: don´t need too much coverage).

As fall arrived and the air suddenly got crisp, harsh and cold - my skin broke out and I had a SERIOUS hard time coping with my life at this time (still do). It didn´t help that I catched a bad cold as well (wich always gives me breakouts) it lasted for several weeks and I hasn´t until now started to calm down. I still have acne coming out of nowhere and I do need to use self tan to even out my face colour so I am able to not wear a ton of makeup ALL THE FREAKING TIME just to be able to go outside the bedroom door. EVERY FALL/WINTER it´s the same😡

This is extremely damaging to my everyday life and my whole life right now evolves around treating my face, cleansing it right, not wear too much makeup, give it enough moisture YOU KNOW THE DRILL.

Then so to my point, THIS BB CREAM, holds a lot of moisture, and for the days that I don´t want to wear a full face with serious amounts of foundation - this is perfect. It gives me such a nice glowy base and with some powder or bronzer on top it kills the worst discoloration and evens out the best that it can.
It is slight too dark for me now as I am not tan at all anymore, but the darker the better coverage, so I just need to work on my tan so I can wear darker shades for my face😅

Have you tried this BB Cream? What do you think of it?

*BLOGtober 19th* Fall Nude Lips🍁🍂💋 Maybelline Color Sensational Tantalizing Taupe Lipstick

Maybelline Color Sensational Tantalizing Taupe Lipstick

I love dark and bold lips for Fall, but nude lips will always be my favorite all year round. This is a great addition to my nude collection and has become a lipstick that I grab for often!

It´s from the "Stripped Nudes" collection - which maybe one, two or three from this collection is available in Norway, this shade was the most appealing to me.

It is a pale pink nude and I find it very suitable for everyday use, it is easy to apply and yes it does need reapplying during the day, after meals and such, but I reapply my lipstick several times during the day anyway - so it´s not a big deal. It doesn´t dry out my lips (even though my lips at the picture wasn´t in their best shape I will admit!)

Have you tried any of the Lipsticks from this collection?