Sunday, April 15, 2012

NOTD - Baby Blue

Keeping it cute

Models Own in Blooboo

Cute Pastel color that is a bit different 

What do you think?



Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Three Products = Complete Look

I had to go the other day and buy a present for my sister.

I am a firm believer in books for everyone, even people that don't read, you can get them a book about their hobby, or something.

But since she is back in Iceland it had to be something small so of course I bought her make up, like last year.

I will be going home in May and then she will get more gifts (it is her graduation) and of course kisses and cuddles.

So while I was in Boots, I couldn't pick one product, so I picked three...

And these are my three products that I think make a look!

So how to transfer your look, with three products, day time and night time.

All you need is a eyeliner, lipstick and a nail polish.

For me, when I complete a look, I always make sure my eyes are popping, and I feel that a bit of eyeliner does that.
In the end you always grab something to put n your lips, if it is a lipstick, lipgloss, or just a lipbalm. It really does complete the look.
To take a look to the next level, for me I love my Nail polish, I have got them in every color so I think for a night out, a new color on your nail is a great way to glam your self up.
Or on a sunday night, dreading monday... just put on a pretty soft color for the week.

With a basic face, all you need to use are these three products and in my opinion you get an instant glam. 

So basically I picked my favorite products to show you guys.

Day time: this is all about minimal make up. Soft pretty look that suits everyone.

Eyeliner: A soft pencil, kohl eyeliner, that can be smudge and softened.
Lipstick: Nude/Pink lipstick, something to put on your lips and makes a different without overpowering the look.

Nail polish: For this spring of course pastel colors are perfect for the day look. 

Essie: Angel food
Models Own: Bloo Boo (NOTD coming soon)
O.P.I:  Chapel of Love

Lipstick: Avon in pout (as seen here)
Eyeliner: Black Kohl by Topshop, a very soft smudge eyeliner.

Night time: I like extreme make up but I want to keep it wearable, I picked products that gave me a polished look.

Eyeliner: For a night time look, a liquid liner is perfect
Lipstick: A pretty red is a basic, if you are not excited about red lipstick, a red lip stain is a great option as well
Nail polish: It is super easy to go with a black color but I like darker colors. 
Purple is perfect and that dark burgundy color is amazing as well. And you can even go a bit on  trend and go for a bright strong color like the bright blue from China Glaze. 

China Claze: Frostbite 

Ciaté: Wait until dark

O.P.I. : Midnight in Moscow

Lipstick : Rimmel Lasting Finish in Alarm 170 
Eyeliner: Rimmel Glam eyes liquid liner

This is just my basic day and night look, and if I am running home from work and we are going out, I use the liquid liner over my smudge eye kohl and then put the red lipstick on and I am ready!

I know it takes a bit more than a minute to change your nail polish but still, I love nail polish and I think that having a clean looking nails with a great color is what makes you glam.

What are your three products that gives you an instant glam?

Please comment or share :)

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Favorites: March 2012

How fast is this year going by...

Few things were purchased this month and I did make an order from Avon, and I will make a post about the hair care products that I bought from Avon soon. 

Anyway, I have just four products this month, Because I have been trying to focus on glowing skin and minimal make up for the summer. 

I used a tinted moisturizer from Benefit last summer, and I will try to stay away from foundation this summer again.. So the arrival of the B.B. creams is perfect. 

Garnier B.B. Cream. 

This product needs it own blog post, I don't know where to start.
Everyone has been talking about the B.B. creams and I had to try one out. This one is great. Does everything it claims to do and more! My skin looks very good these days. All I use is the cream and then a concealer and powder tiny bit over it! So glowing and natural!

The only flaw is the packaging. I would like a bit more ''nicer'' packaging :/
And not to forget the smell of it. Only when I am applying it, I can smell it.
It does not smell bad at all, it is just that I am so picky of the scent of my foundations and powders. 

I still love it, and am currently using it every day!

Rimmel, Match perfection, 2-in-1 Concealer & Highlighter: Skin tone adapting concealer
I really like this concealer, I bought it only because I really needed a new concealer and I did not have any time to look for a new one. So coming home and trying it. It was super good. It stays on, covers my under eye area and all my blemishes. 

It is a concealer and a highlighter, which makes a whole lot of difference.
The formula is not to thick and not to thin.
The Garnier concealer i was using before was thin and sometimes did not cover all my black circles under my eyes (I have really bad ones)

It does not crease and blends very well

It does have this brush applicator and all I do is dab a bit on the areas that I need concealed and than bland it with my fingers into my skin. 

Avon Lipstick in Pout, Satin finish.

I made an Avon order and picked this lipstick out, (it was cheap, and I wanted to try it)
And what a surprise!

I love this color so much,
I am not sure what it reminds me of, but come on, rosie/nude/pink
It is perfect and in all honesty, I haven't been grabbing my MAC Hue as much after I got this lipstick.
The formula is so smooth and soft.
It will go with almost every look, it is that sort of lipstick that when you don't know what goes with  the look, you would grab this color.

Very sleek and good packaging. 

The lighting was not the best when I took the photo, but it looks very natural on the lips. 

Avon Face pearls

These face pearls are the illuminating ones, (there are also these bronzing ones)
These do not have any glitter or sparkle, only a great glow

They have a peachy/pink tone to them and a darker skin tone can use these as a highlighter but because I am pale, I use this as a blush. And I love it

The packaging are again great and very sleek

On my skin, They come off as pink with a peachy glow!
Exactly what I have been wanting for summer!

I am so pleased with these and could not be happier with a illuminating pearls like these

That is it for March favorites..

I have to admit, Avon did a great job with these products, I did order a lip gloss as well and that is amazing but I haven't been grabbing for it, mainly because the lipstick is so smooth and gorgeous on its own.

What were some of your favorite products last month



Monday, April 2, 2012

MAC Viva Glam Nicki Minaj

From the moment I heard that Viva Glam Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin (yes, he banged MAC) were coming out, I knew I had to grab that lipstick

Luckily for me, I have a boyfriend that listens to me and remembers what I say... there for I have the lipstick.

How to describe this lipstick... hmm Amazing, and why is it amazing..
Because finally there is a yellow toned pinked, and you might ask yourself... yellow what...
Basically it is not a blue-toned pink which means that for warm toned skin this pink is PERFECT..

Am I warm toned, therefor it is prefect.. well I use all colors so warm or not. It is such a great color.

The pictures do not do this lipstick justice but anyway here are my photos :)

It does come of as very bright pink with a hint of coral.

I decided to throw in a bit of FOTD: and with that amazing lipstick I wore basic eyes and just a glowing skin.

I used my everyday makeup routine and I will make a post on that soon :)

back to the Viva Glam Nicki

I did not fancy the Ricky Martin Lip conditioner. In all honesty, I love Viva Glam and the thought behind it, and I own both the lady gaga ones, But why not make a great new color with a big celebrity and sell more... Well that is my thought on the Ricky lip conditioner.. It is just kind of useless. I have hundreds of lip balms and conditioners and I would prefer a hydrating lipstick instead.

Check out more details on the MAC website here 

And like Viva Glam, every penny made from that lipstick will go to the MAC AIDS fund..

Have you seen the Viva Glam Nicki,
What do you think and if you don´t have it by now, will you try to get it??


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