Monday, January 18, 2016

Hello 2016.

Hi everyone, 

I can't believe how long it is since the last time I posted a blog. This post has been sitting in my notes for few weeks now and I have been thinking about editing it before I post. Last year I wrote Hello 2015 post and one of the thing I wrote about was that it is okay not to be happy all the time. 2014 was not the best year and I was hiding behind being happy all the time and I realised that it is not okay to be happy all the time. However, this year I learned that it is not okay to not be happy, not all the time but in general. So I made few big changes in 2015 and it has been a learning year. 

I went through a lot this summer and decided to take a little break and just focus on more personal stuff. I currently live in Iceland now and last summer me and my then partner split up and I decided the best way to move forward was to move back to Iceland to be with my friends and family. 
There is unbelievable support around me and I honestly can't believe how amazing my friends are. I knew I had good friends but this summer started off the worst summer but ended being a great summer. The theme of 2015 was kinda like a roller coaster, truth is that I was in general not happy, I have since realised that I was in a situation that did not make me happy. With all the big changes last year it has just made me relise that giving up is not an option. I have taken a long time to relise that the only person that truly has the power of making me happy is myself (okay, no more cringe worth writing). 

So like I said I am back in Iceland, currently live between four places (in a suitcase haha), work at the airport and I am back to full-time studying. I see my best friends all the time and I have gotten to know few new great friends since I have been back. I also have someone special in my life and I could not be happier with how things have turned out. Being able to see my friends on a daily basis and be involved in my best friends babies life is something I have missed. Of course London will always be one of my favourite places in the world, but my friends and family are not there and for a long time I kinda forgot about what mattered.

So last year I learned that my favourite drink of choice is red wine and I eat sushi as often as I can. I also found out that I kinda like working out and I needed to have an Iphone in my life (used to be an apple hater haha). 

I am super excited for 2016 and there are so many things that I want to do, here is a little list (mainly for myself so I can look back and see what I have done)

In the exercises department I want to be able to run 10 km and do yoga regular. 
I want to move out (again) from my dad, I only stay there when I am working but I want to move like all of my stuff to be in one place.
Travel with my friends, we are planning to go to a big festival in Belgium this Summer and I can't wait.
Experience new things with the people around me, again, travel and do things that I have never done before
Try new food, all of a sudden I am a sushi lover. What else have I been missing out?
Read more books, I used to read all the time in London but since I moved back then I kinda have been busy with other things. I have three books on my shelf that need to be read.
Focus on school, I am really focused this time. Uni is a demanding factor in my life but I can see graduation getting closer each month!
Enjoy the little things, having a coffee with a friend, going for a walks or even just laying in bed. Just enjoy the smallest things.

And now for the important part... Blog more, I honestly think I needed a total break from the internet last summer, I even closed my Facebook for a while and didn't post on Instagram for over two months (that IS a big deal) but now I am getting back into things and there are so many great things that I want to do. Living in Iceland is not like living in London where you have so much makeup available to you at a fair price, but my collection is at a good size so I have enough at the moment to write about. On my blogging to-do list is MAC lipstick collection, Nars blush collection and a post just about Rimmel products. 
If there is anything else that you are interested in just let me know :)

I will be posting my top 15 of 2015 in the next few days with swatches, I finally got enough daylight to take photos because living in Iceland during the winter months can be a struggle.

As always you can find me on any social media as margretscorner, I am going to be posting makeup stuff loads on Instagram and if you have tumblr let me know so I can follow back :)

Thanks for reading


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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

This week I have been... #2 (Weekly Roundup)

Hi everyone, let's ignore the fact that this post should have been up a week ago! This week (week ago) I have been to Iceland to catch up with everyone and enjoy a little time off. I literally spent too much money in duty free shop, ate too much grilled food and laughed alot with my friends.
So here is a little roundup of what I have been wearing and ect..


YSL Black Opium Perfume - I have literally been dying to get my hands on this perfume but I have so many perfumes and I just couldn't justify it. Now I stick to couple on a rotation and got rid of the other ones. I had few sample of this perfume and every time I walked passed it I sprayed it and I just love it! This perfume is just right up my street and is quickly becoming my favourite, I have been wearing Victor and Rolf Flowerbomb and that is almost finish and if you like Flowerbomb then you will like this perfume.

MAC lip pencil in Edge to Edge - For about two months every MAC shop I went into I asked about this lipliner, the reason is because it is perfect to use with my Nars Anna lipstick. Now I have been using it for few weeks and it is very versatile, I have been playing around with different lipsticks and I love it also with a lighter shades. It makes my lips more plumped and gives them a nicer shape. This is a everyday staple for me now, I never used to use a lipliner daily but honestly this shade goes with so many lipsticks and lipglosses!

MAC Pigment in Tan - This is one of my favorite pigment/eyeshadow, every time I'm not sure what to wear on my eyes I put this on. So easy but beautiful, I literally apply blending shade in the crease and then use the MAC Pigment in Tan all over the lid with my finger and that is it. One of my favorite MAC product and if you are looking to invest in a MAC pigment then this one is definitely a must try. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pompeii in Blonde - I have been using this when I want more intense eyebrows, most of the time as soon as I get them threaded. I love eyebrows 'on fleek' (hah! has to be said) and the just look so good. I am not sure about the shade but I definitely like using this to get 'Instagram' eyebrows (you know what I mean!).

Necklace from HM - I picked this up before I went to Iceland and this was the only jewelery I brought with me, only because I forgot to bring anything else haha. Still I wore it with different outfits and it is a pretty statement piece that goes with most outfits. 

Sunglasses from Primark - Everyone in Iceland were obsessed with these sunglasses, I bought them the day before I left for Iceland and I just thought they looked different. No one believed they were from Primark and I honestly think that Primark does some pretty awesome sunglasses.


Food, Food and liquorice... I literally went all out in Iceland and ate like there was no tomorrow. My dad grilled for me couple of times and that is just the best meal ever. We also went out for dinner to Fridreksen in downtown Reykjavik and I had the best burger and the sweet potatoes chips were perfection.

Half of my suitcase was Icelandic food and sweets, mostly hot dogs, sauces and liquorice. I love love liquorice so much and when people in England are like eww no way, Icelandic liquorice is nothing like english one, you can't even buy it here in England!


I don't know if I have been drinking anything special, I keep on drinking my teas and my new favorite is the Pukka Cleansing tea, I love the flavour and I even got my friend hooked on it in Iceland. Unfortunately I forgot my precious Starbucks mug in Iceland so I need to get a new one this week because I can't live without it. 


I have not manage to finish the book that I am currently reading, I just haven't had the time and during the flight I just wanted to sleep because it was super early the flight. I actually wanted to buy the Icelandic Glamour since it just came out for the first time the other day, but picking it up and looking through it I was shocked of the price, it was 1600 kr and that is around 8 pounds! UK Glamour is normally 2 pounds in the store. I just couldn't pay so much money for a magazine when I read beauty and fashion blog daily for free. (Sorry I'm not cheap buuut...)


Eurovision 2015 - Yes I love Eurovision because it is a big thing in Iceland and it is awesome! Iceland did not get through to the finals and I blame it all on the production of the song, I am not going to rant but... the dress was horrible for a 22 year old, who needs five back round singers (unless they are the production teams friends), why stuff the northern lights into the backround, who came up with these stupid hand moves and so much more..! But I liked the song that won so that's what matters right?*

Keeping up with the Kardashians - If you are a friend of mine then you know I am a fan of this show, always have been and always will. I had not watched the newest season and I binged watched them all in couple of days and when I was in Iceland I watched the two piece special about Bruce. I love how much they are sharing their story and I think that this will definitely play a part in the transgender history. It is all about understanding and acknowledging other people for who they are. 

Orphan Black - Okay I am in love with this show, I really recomend this show and I'm definetly not going to give any spoilers but it is just so weird, exciting and fun all at once!

So that is all what I have been up to! :D

Thanks for reading


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Monday, May 4, 2015

This week I have been... #1 (Weekly Roundup)

Hi everyone, I want to share what I have been loving this week, I want to try to do these regularly (hopefully a Sunday stable). I am getting myself back on track and I love posts like this so I can look back and see what I have been loving, kinda like a diary :)


Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Gel Cream: I posted on Instagram (@margretscorner) that I received this Complexion Rescue Gel Cream. I will do a full review on it soon with before and after pictures, I just need to go and get my eyebrows done before I photograph my face! But so far I like it. It is like a very light tinted moisturiser. I definitely need good concealer for under my eyes, and then I can use this when my skin is good. I think I will use it alot this summer.

L'Oreal Nude Palette in Rose: What a surprise this palette was, I wore it this week and used the matte shades in my crease and done heavy blending and it just looked so good. These shades are beautiful and I think that the quality of these shadows are great. The palette is only £14.99 and it is very versatile. I definetly think it is a great buy!

NYX Butter Gloss in Cremé Brulee: I don't think there is a more perfect nude pink lip gloss than Cremé Brulee. I am not a gloss type, I always prefer lipsticks but there are few lip glosses that are just so easy to wear. The Butter Gloss is so buttery and not sticky at all. I have been carrying it with me in my handbag and grabbing it over all these lipsticks that are at the bottom of my handbag. I am posting a NYX Haul in the next few days where this lip gloss is featured.

Esssie Nail Polish in Status Symbol: I love Essie polishes and I remember wanting Cute as a Button but that one was out of stock so I grabbed the closest shade and that was Status Symbol. It is a creamy hot pink and I love it for summer time.

KIKO Roller Scents Eau De Toilette in Vanilla and Orchid: This has been such an easy item to carry around. It is a roller ball perfume and came out like a month ago with the new KIKO summer collection. I think it was around 10 pounds. I love anything Vanilla so I knew I was going to love this scent.

Topshop Sunglasses: I got these last month and since then I have been wearing them daily. I love the shape to them, they are clear on the side and I just love them.


Tea: I have been having some type of Green Tea in the morning and then the Dr. Stuart teas in the afternoon after my lunch. I have been drinking the Slim Plus or the Detox and I really like them both. The Slim Plus is supposed to be appetite suppressant and the Detox is detoxing but it has Milk Thistle in it which helps detox the liver. I am not a tea drinker but I have found a way that works for me. I have a travel mug from Starbucks that I brew my tea in and it keeps the tea warm for over 2 hours. That gives me the time to sip on it and make sure I finish my cup!


Well with me trying to be healthy I have been going to Wholefoods once a week. There are so many things that I am obsessed with in Wholefoods but I always get few of these Pulsin Raw Almond and Raisin Choc Brownie: They are so nice, the Brownie is a perfect Snack with some smoothie or tea in the afternoon. I love it!


The Girl on the Train: I bought this book last week and I read it in few days. It is so difficult for me to describe books. I always have been a big reader but I never know exactly how to describe the book because the book might be well written with a good story line or a plot but for me it is always about how I felt while reading, like excited or curious. This book kept me very curious, I just wanted to know what happened to the missing girl. I bought it because it was said to be similar to Gone Girl which I liked and it has a good plot so if you like these type of books then this one is good.


I am a TV addict so I will try to keep this short because I watch too many series. This week I have been catching up on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Atlanta and New York... Yes I love them all!! I am most excited at the moment about the New York with Bethenny being back, I just wish that Jill would come back as well haha. I loved the last Beverly Hills season and the reunion was soo good. I just can't belive Yolanda is so ill. I think that there is 1-2 more reunion episodes of the Atlanta one but to be honest they are getting a bit boring now. 
I am also watching season 1 of Revenge, I don't know exactly how I feel about them. I was told that if I love PLL then I would love Revenge but I think I need to get onto season 2 to see if I am obsessed or just like it. Definitely tell me your current TV addictions?

I really like a round up of my week like this, I will try to do these at least every other week (hopefully every Sunday) but I am currently blogging on a TV since my laptop screen is still broken.

Thanks for reading


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Friday, May 1, 2015

Mac Rebel - Three dupes!

Hi Everyone

If you know me then you know I love a good dupe. I love expensive makeup but only if it is worth it and kinda special. If you can find something that does the same thing (same formula and color), then why pay more money? 
Here is the catch... Finding exact dupe is rare, for example: I have three dupes for MAC Rebel today but none have the same texture, they are very similar and if you are obsessed with this shade of lipstick then you can definitely have one of these three instead of Rebel and save yourself some money. 

Rebel is described as a mid tone creamy pink plum. It's actually more of a cool toned berry with pink undertones. The texture is creamy and opaque. It is easy to apply and wears nicely through out the day. If you are a MAC lipstick lover then the chances of you having Rebel in your collection are high but if you have it on your whislist then take a look at these three dupes. 

The first dupe is the Milani Color Statement lipstick in Sangria, this is my favorite dupe and I feel like texture wise it's the closest. I swatched all the shades and tried to get the best picture of all the lipsticks. Sangria is a tiny bit brighter when swatched but wears the same as Rebel (BTW ef þú ert á Íslandi þá fæst þessi varalitur hér og er aðeins 1890 kr)

The second one is probably the most known dupe for MAC Rebel and that is Wet n' Wild lipstick in Sugar Plum Fairy. This lipstick has a matte finish so if you are looking for a matte version of Rebel then this is your lipstick. The formula is a bit dry so I try to apply lip balm before using this lipstick. This lipstick is easily available in US and I got my friend to pick it up for me when she was there.

The last dupe is the cheapest one and is only one pound! It is from Makeup Revolution which is a company that is bringing out new products every few weeks and they do the best dupes. This lipstick is called Rebel with a cause. The only difference with this one is that it is not as creamy and opaque as Rebel but if you are on a budget and you want to try the shade before actually spending 15 pounds on a lipstick then this one is great.  You can find this lipstick here online.

So there you have it! What are some of your favorite dupes?

Thanks for reading


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Saturday, April 4, 2015

FOTD ft. MAC Sable and Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Luxembourg

Hey Everyone

I used to be obsessed with MAC eyeshadow in Sable. It was one of the first shadows I bought from MAC and couple of years ago I accidentally smashed it. I ended up buying it again in a single pot and I still think it is one of the most effortless eye shadows I have ever used.
I have a love/hate relationship of MAC eye shadows. You can check out a post about my MAC quad here and in that post I said I love MAC shadows but they are expensive and now you can get amazing quality for less money (for example Makeup Geek). 

I stopped collecting shadows in a big 15 pan palette. Got rid of the shadows that I broke or was never going to use and made a perfect quad. Now I still buy MAC shadows but in a single pot. (Stay tune for updated post on my MAC shadows) I am not a makeup artist so maybe if I could buy MAC with the makeup artist discount, I might buy more of the shadows.

Anyway I ended up buying the Sable eyeshadow again and I love using it all over the lid and also on my lower lash line.

Here is my FOTD and it is all about MAC Sable and Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Luxembourg.

For my base I used the Rimmel Lasting Finish Primer and the Chanel Perfection Lumére Velvet Foundation. I can't get enough of this primer and the Chanel foundation is one of my favorite high end foundations. I covered up my dark circles with the Nars Raidiance Creamy concealer and I powdered everything in place with the Nars Light Reflection pressed powder. 

I used the Too Faced Milk Chocolate bronzer to lightly contour and to warm up my skin. The blush is Nars Dolce Vita. I love this blush, it is described as a matte dusty rose but I feel like it has a lot of berry in it. It is kinda dark and since I'm so pale, I need to apply it with a light hand but it looks so lovely. 

I used the Urban Decay Naked Basic 2 palette to blend out Sable and to highlight my brow bone. For my inner corner highlight I use MAC vanilla pigment. 
I just apply the Sable eyeshadow all over the lid with a flat eyeshadow brush and then blend it out with a fluffy eyeshadow brush like MAC 224.

Sable is a cool bronze with a frost finish and warm red undertones. The texture is soft and smooth. The shadow is very pigmented and blends out so easily. 

I used my YSL mascara that has almost dried out and I am going to wait to repurchase it until I finish few other mascaras that I have lying around unopened, I will defnitly repurchase it though!

On my lips I have Nars Satin Lipstick Luxembourg and it is getting so obvious how addicted to Nars I am! The Satin Lip pencils are a must have and this shade in Luxembourg is a red with a lot of pink in it. It goes on so smoothly and lasts for few hours. 

From left to right
MAC Sable - Nars Dolce Vita - Nars Luxembourg
(I know that the blush is heavily swatched but I use it with a light hand and a soft brush. It looks lovely on the skin)

These are the two products that I used for my brows, I am actually rotating few products for my brows for the last few months so I should do a little post about the brow products that I am loving at the moment. 
I used the Soap and Glory Archery brow pencil to fill in my brows and then the L'Oréal Brow Artist to add a little volume and to set my brows. 

I love how Sable looks on my eyes and it is such an easy eyeshadow to work with, you can actually build up the color and the shadow adds so much dimension on its own.

I'm off tomorrow and I will be taking few pictures for my blog to keep up with a steady content here on the blog. 
I'm actually missing Iceland a lot this weekend while it's Easter. It is just so different here in London, there are so many cultures and religions here that everything is just like normal. The Easter eggs in Iceland are so delicious and it just feels all different!
I am going to go for a visit soon so I can't wait to book a little trip.

Thanks for reading!


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