Monday, February 24, 2014

Mani-Monday... The Mint edition

Hi everyone

It is still super cold here in Iceland but I can't wait for spring. I just got a new watch sent in the mail few days ago. It is super cute and the best thing, it is a mint color! I pulled out a mint necklace I got from ebay, you can see it here when I posted a little ebay haul. 

I also got the watch from ebay (link here) It is only 3 pounds with free international delivery!

I just had to have Mint nails so I used one of my favorite spring nail polishes and that is the Rimmel Lycra Pro nail polish in Peppermint.

There is actually a little story behind this nail polish, like year and a half ago, everyone was talking about this shade in the blogging world. It is very similar to Essie Mint Candy Apple. So once me and my boyfriend was shopping and he was rushing me to pick my third item for a 3 for 2 offer. I couldn't decide and then I saw this shade and I thought, yes I have to have it. 
By the time I was home and about to take a shower, I looked down and I had this shade on my toe nails! Yes, I bought it twice without remembering I had it AND I was wearing it. 
At that point I did take a break in shopping and now I make sure I know my stash before I go shopping :D

Well I had to add a 'little' glitter!
Rimmel Lycra Pro in Peppermint with the OPI In true Stefani Fashion, my current obsession 

So, that was it, I hope everyone has a great week ahead...

Thanks for reading

Friday, February 21, 2014

FOTD with a First Impression of MUA Lash Boom Mascara

Hi Everyone, 

I know I have been missing lately but there is just so much going on in my life. Literally I am almost having a nervous break down. I am taking a little step back and just breathing right now which includes not taking an exam on Monday but taking the 'sickness' test instead which is in the beginning of March. 

I am doing well in Uni but it is crazy, you have to do well all the time and right now I just want to give up!

So when life hands you mouldy lemons you have to throw them away and find yourself fresh ones and make lemon juice!

(ignore the cheesy bit to this, but I just have too hah)

Anyway so for today I am staying home, surprise surprise... though I have to go and see the doctor. I have hurt my finger some how few days ago and it has just been swelling up really badly and now my hand is hurting like crazy. I have a hard time writing when I am studying so I am just going to see what is going on before my hand falls off. (it has happened, I read it on the Internet ._. )

Since blogging and makeup makes me happy I took couple of snaps of my makeup today and I wanted to try out a new mascara that has been sitting in my draw. 

The mascara I am trying out today for the first time is the MUA Lash Boom, Volume and Length Mascara.

It retails for £3 and you can find it online here or in Superdrug stores.

I am not sure how I feel about this mascara, as you can see it did nothing to my eyelashes. It did not give me any length, just a little volume. 

I thought the brush, which is supposed to be the unique aspect of this mascara is just a little weird. The ball at then end which I think is supposed to give you volume was just clumping with too much product. I felt like I only applied product with the ball, like the mascara wand was just very short. But then when I started using the whole wand the ball was just making the lashes very clumped. 
However I have very straight lashes and if it is not a waterproof formula or just an amazing mascara it won't really do anything for me.
So if you have great lashes, this mascara might be fine. 
I think the formula is just basic and sometimes when I just want a little definition for my lashes, I don't mind not using a waterproof mascara this is the sort of mascara I will use. 
I will have to use it more since this is just the first time I am using it. So keep in mind this is just my first impression, maybe I am using it in a wrong way? 
Do you have the Lash Boom mascara and what do you think of it? Please let me know :D

So as for the rest of my face I used the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation as a base, I am still trying this foundation out and so far I really like it. it is very light and a natural finish. For my pretty dark under eye circles I used the MAC Pro Longwear concealer and also on few spots where I needed extra coverage. 

To warm up my face and give myself a light contour I used the Body Shop Honey Bronzer. It is the lightest color and completely matte. My blush is the FashionistA blush in London. Such a glowing peachy/pink color.
The only eyeshadow I used all over the eyelid is the L'Oreal Color Appeal Eyeshadow in Platinum Beige number 152. You can read my review on it here. I had forgotten how bright and beautiful this shade is. I just used my fingers to apply it very quickly.

I used MAC Omega eyeshadow to fill in my eyebrows. I am liking using this shadow but I feel like it might be not enough ashy-toned for my eyebrows. 
And then of course I tried out the MUA Lash Boom mascara and on my lips I have one of my favorite of the moment, NYX lip gloss in Beige. 

Well that was that, I am back from the doctor and basically I have to go back on Monday if the swelling has not gone down, I did get some medicine but she was not really sure what is going on.. (the finger is falling off....)

Thanks for reading!

Friday, February 14, 2014

January Favorites 2014 (late I know...)

Hi Everyone!

I really wanted to get this post up before it is too late and I think I might be too late. My personal life has been so busy and in the last couple of weeks it has changed a lot. But still I want to get back on track on blogging!

January was such a long month! I thought it would never end haha and now February is almost half way through and I feel like it is the 1st of Feb. Here are the products I enjoyed using almost every day through January. 

There is a nice mixture between high end and drugstore makeup this month, I used a lot of MAC products since I got soo much MAC stuff for Christmas.I also used the same mascara all month and fell in love with a drugstore lip gloss :)

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer - Amazing concealer, that's all there is to say! I will do like a before and after photo of my dark circles and then you will agree haha. I have been wearing it almost every day and so far I think it will be a stable product from now on. 

MUA Intense Kisses in Lips are sealed - Who knew this lipgloss would be this great. I am not a lipgloss kind of person, I prefer lipstick but this lipgloss is so soft and creamy on the lips. It is very pigmented and keeps my lips just very moisturised. Love the pink shade of it as well. 

Maybelline Falsies Mascara - I used to have this mascara like two years ago and then I loved it and I still love it. I need to do like a before and after pictures with this mascara. It just makes my lashes look so nice.

Chanel Lipstick in Saga- I love this lipstick, it is just one of the perfect everyday lipstick that makes you look well put together. It feels great and I really love the formula of it.

Elf eyeliner and too faced eyeliner - this eyeliner duo was a stable this month, I did a post just with these two eyeliner and definitely go and check it out here and see the swatches. The too faced eyeliner is so black and waterproof, I just can't get over it!

Mac Mineralized skinfinish Natural - No matter what foundation I wore I used this powder to set it. It gives a natural finish but still keeps it matte. It also gives me a little extra coverage without looking cakey 

Mac palette - I loved this palete last month, I did a post on it here where I talked about it. To be fair it is expensive but is very special to me. In February I will post four looks with this palete that I did in January. I wore it non stop for like two weeks. You can get super natural look with these shades or a bit more edgy. The eye shadows are very soft and pigmented. The colors I have are Kid, Naked Lunch, Antique and Satin Taupe.

Well, even though it is so late it still are products that I have been loving lately!
I hope to do a update post soon since I have been MIA for like two weeks now

Thanks for reading

Margrét X

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