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Orange/Pink EOTD

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

I went to a BBQ with some friends this weekend and wanted some colorful eyes, so I decided to pick up on the orange and pink shades from the dress I was wearing:

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Product list
Too Faced – Shadow Insurance
Meow – Passion on entire lid
Brite Bird – Orange shadow from the “It’s Bright Right?” duo on outer third of the lid and slightly in crease
Bride Bird – Hot pink shadow from the “It’s Bright Right?” in outer v and in crease
MAD – Cancun Sand on browbone
Isadora – Inliner kajal Blonde on water line
Sugarpill – Bulletproof to line upper lash line
Urban Decay – Skyscraper Multi-Benefit Mascara
Claudia – Wonderlash Mascara on lower lashes
Viva La Diva – Mix & Match Eyebrow Color, medium brown shade used to lightly fill in eyebrows

As you can see in the product list I’ve used TFSI as my eyeshadow primer this time, I usually go for Urban Decay’s Primer Potion. I’ve tried TFSI a few times now and to be honest I don’t find much of a difference except for the color, as in this one is slightly more yellow. The eyeshadow stays put all day long without creasing, so for me I’d say they’re just as good!

As usual I didn’t get any good photos of the look, so here are the ones that are least bad.

Taken indoors with flash.

And the last photo is in direct sunlight. I tried to take one photo with my eyes open but it was impossible due to my vampiric nature =)

 

Birthday look

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Well, actually this was the day after my birthday, but it was for my birthday party at least. As usual I was running late and I quickly grabbed my Naked palette to do a fast neutral look. To get some more color in I added som green to my lower lash line, but unfortunately you don’t see that much of the color in the pics.

Face
Meow – Pampered Puss foundation in Frisky Chartreux (I may just have found my match!)
Make Up Store – Blush Sugar Muffin lightly applied

Eyes
Urban Decay – Primer Potion
Urban Decay – Virgin on inner third of lid
Urban Decay – Sin on the rest of the lid and in crease
Urban Decay – Toasted in outer v
MAD – Coy Pink on browbone
Isadora – Inliner kajal Blonde on water line
Everyday Minerals – Smokey to line upper lash line
Urban Decay – 24/7 eyeliner pencil in Covet on outer half of lower lash line
Brite Bird – Micromiss applied on top of Covet
Lumene – Blueberry Curl Waterproof Mascara on upper lashes
Claudia – Wonderlash Mascara on lower lashes
Viva La Diva – Mix & Match Eyebrow Color, medium brown shade used to lightly fill in eyebrows

Lips
Isadora – Crystal Gloss Stick in Twinkling Pink

Nails
Eyeko – Punk (I’ll write a post about that one another day!)

And a couple of blurry full face photos (Click for bigger). There’s no auto focus when I use my remote trigger for my camera  so I have to guess where the focus is..

Yay pink nails!

The necklace is the Perky Goth necklace from Whimsy Beading by the way. You should check out their jewelry if you haven’t already, there are so many beautiful things to drool over!

Beauty Tag

Friday, April 8th, 2011

I was challenged by Honi to do this beauty tag, since it’s in Swedish I will be bilingual today! First the original one:

1. Vilken foundation använder du?
Jag använder mineralfoundation från Meow Cosmetics, just nu är det Flawless Feline-formulan i nyansen Sleek Siamese. Tyvärr har jag insett att den nyansen inte är helt rätt, den matchar ansiktet men troligtvis inte resten av mig..

2. Favoritconcealer?
Jag är ingen flitig användare av concealer (även om jag behöver det..) men det blir oftast Make Up Stores beiga Cover All Mix-penna, den är betydligt smidigare att jobba med än den vanliga concealern i burk.

3. Vad har din hudton för undertoner?
Jag önskar jag visste det! Jag har alltid trott att jag varit kall och rosa, men det stämmer egentligen bara för ansiktet, i övrigt är jag mer gul/olivtonad om jag inte har sett helt fel. Så just nu håller jag på att reda ut vilken färg jag behöver för att matcha hela mig.

4. Din åsikt om lösögonfransar?
Att sätta dit lösögonfransar är en konst som jag ej ännu har lärt mig riktigt. Jag kan tänka mig att det kan vara kul att ha till fest ibland, men inget jag skulle orka pilla med till vardags.

5. Slänger du din mascara  efter tre månader?
På ett ungefär, jag brukar ha ett hum om när jag började använda den och sedan märker man ofta när det börjar bli dags att göra sig av med den. Jag behåller aldrig någon mer än sex månader iaf.

6. Vilken är din favoritmascara?
Har inte hittat min perfekta mascara ännu, men Lancome Hypnose Precious Cells är nog en av de bästa jag provat hittills.

7. Favoritapplikatorer?
Penslar, billiga sådana.. =) Jag har en hel hög från Coastal Scents t ex.

8. Använder du någon primer?
Urband Decay Primer Potion är ett måste till ögonen, sedan använder jag Lorea’l Smoothing Resurfacing Primer i T-zonen lite då och då när jag har tid till det.

9. Favvoögonskugga?
Om man ser till den jag använder mest så är det Brite Bird-skuggan Cream Cat, den perfekta hilightern! Annars är det väldigt svårt att välja en favorit, det finns ju så många!

10. Favvoläppstift?
Jag använder massa läppstift, men just nu är nog favoriten ett fuktgivande läppstift från Yves Rochers Coleurs Nature-serie i färgen Rosa Alba.

11. Favvoläppglans?
Använder knappt läppglans så jag kan inte påstå att jag har någon favorit, men idag har jag faktiskt på mig Monroe a Go Go från Coastal Scents.

12. Favvoblush?
Jag använder nästan bara Sugar Muffin från Make Up Store, det är en trevlig rosa färg med lite diskret skimmer. Jag äger nog bara typ två rouge eller nåt.. =)

13. Vad tycker du om billigare “drugstore”make up?
Yay! Det behöver inte vara skit för att det är billigt. Kvalitén sitter inte alltid i priset.

14. Har du nånsin funderat på att ta en/gå en sminkkurs?
Nope, smink är bara en kul hobby för mig, och jag har inte direkt några talanger att tala om ändå så.

15. Vilket är det värsta sminkmisstaget tycker du?
Fel foundationnyans kanske? *skyldig* Eller ovårdade ögonbryn? *skyldig* Annars är nog det värsta jag vet massa brun utan sol som ser helt fake ut, och mörk läppenna med ljust läppstift, eek!

16. Föredrar du neutrala färger eller färgstarka nyanser?
Färg, men tyvärr blir det inte så mycket av det till vardags.. förutom på naglarna då =)

17. Nämn ett av dina favoritmärken när det gäller smink.
Urban Decay får det bli, bra primer, fina skuggor och jag älskar deras eyeliners. Annars håller jag mig mest till mineralsmink från diverse indie-företag.


And here’s my translation of it in English:

1. What foundation are you using?
I’m using a mineral foundation from Meow Cosmetics, right now it’s the Flawless Feline formula in the shade Sleek Siamese. Unfortunately I’ve realized that the shade isn’t perfect, it matches my face but probably not the rest of me..

2. Favorite concealer?
I’m not an avid user of concealers (even if I need it..), but I usually go fore Make Up Stores beige Cover All Mix pencil, it’s a lot smoother to work with than their usual Cover All Mix in a jar.

3. What undertones do your skin have?
I wish I knew! I always thought I’ve been cool and pink, but that has only been true for my face, the rest of my body is more yellow/olive if I’m not totally mistaken. So now I’m trying to figure out what color I need to match all of me.

4. Your opinion on false lashes?
To apply false lashes is an art I haven’t really mastered yet. I can imagine it would be fun to wear to parties sometimes, but it’s nothing I’d do on normal weekdays.

5. Do you throw away your mascara after three months?
Kind of, I usually have some idea of when I started using it, and then I usually go by how the mascara looks and feels to determine when it’s time to change. I would never keep it for longer than six months.

6. What’s your favorite mascara?
I haven’t found my perfect mascara yet, but Lancome Hypnose Precious Cells is probably one of the best I’ve tried so far.

7. Favorite tools for application?
Brushes, and cheap ones at that.. =) I have a whole bunch from Coastal Scents for example.

8. Do you use a primer?
Urband Decay Primer Potion is a must for my eyes, I also use Lorea’l Smoothing Resurfacing Primer in my T-zone now and then when I have time for it.

9. Fave eyeshadow?
If I look at which one I use the most it’s the Brite Bird shadow Cream Cat, the perfect hilighter! Other than that it’s very hard to choose a favorite, there are so many!

10. Fave lipstick?
I use a lot of lipsticks, but right now my favorite is probably the moisturizing lipstick from Yves Rocher’s line Coleurs Nature, in the color Rose Alba.

11. Fave lip gloss?
I hardly ever use lip gloss so I can’t say that I have a favorite, but today I’m actually wearing Monroe a Go Go from Coastal Scents.

12. Fave blush?
I almost only use Sugar Muffin from Make Up Store, it’s a nice pink color with a subtle shimmer. I only own like two blushes or something.. =)

13. What do you think about cheaper “drugstore” makeup?
Yay! It doesn’t have to be crap just because it’s cheap. Price doesn’t always equal quality.

14. Have you ever considered taking makeup classes?
Nope, makeup is just a fun hobby for me, and it’s not like I have any talent or so anyway.

15. What’s the worst makeup failure in your opinion?
Wrong foundation color maybe? *guilty* Or unkept eyebrows? *guilty* Other than that I guess the worst thing is obvious fake tanning, and wearing a dark lip pencil with a light lipstick, eek!

16. Do you prefer neutral or colorful shades?
Colorful, but unfortunately there’s not much of that on the weekdays.. except for on the nails of course =)

17. Name one of your favorite makeup brands.
I’ll say Urban Decay then, they have a good primer, nice eyeshadows, and I love their eyeliners. Apart from that I usually stick to mineral makeup from miscellaneous indie companies.

Here’s a fresh photo of me, not looking too fresh, it’s been a hard week at work! I just wanted to show you the lip gloss I’m wearing, Monroe a Go Go, it’s a very nice pink!

You can click for bigger, but really, don’t.. =)

So who do I tag to do this? Anyone who feels they’re up to the task!

Shiro Cosmetics Haul

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

I’m trying to post some makeup related things from time to time, and now I want to show you my first haul from Shiro Cosmetics, which I got a couple of weeks ago. I first read about Shiro on Anastasia’s blog Lipsticks & Lightsabers, and when the Intertubes were released I just had to place my first order. Here’s what arrived in the package:

By looking at the Business Card you can see that there is a geeky theme going on. I do consider myself a geek so I love the idea! Although most of the eyeshadows are Pokémon and Zelda-related, and I’ve never had much contact with neither of those.. Shame on me! If you look at the rest of my site you can probably discover that I’m a little old school when it comes to games.. =)

I ordered two mini jars of the eyeshadows Shaymin and Meowth, and the following Intertubes: Leeroy Jenkins, Yo Dawg, Over 9000, and Sad Keanu. I also got samples of the shadows Zelda and Epona, and one of the lip color Three Wolf Moon. And if that wasn’t enough, those two hearts up there are chocolates!

Kitty inspects the goodies.

Here are some quick swatches of the eyeshadows on my hairy hand:

Top row L-R: Zelda, Shaymin
Bottom row L-R: Meowth, Epona

I seriously need to get better at swatching, so I suggest you check out the superb work by Anastasia here. All in all I’m very happy with the eyeshadows, they are very smooth and pigmented, and the colors are lovely. Another thing that I like is that all the ingredients are listed on the bottom of the jar, and also whether it’s lip safe or not.

So, on to the next thing which was the main reason for my order; the Intertubes. And what are those? I guess the best description is that they’re a combination of lip balm/lipstick/lip stain. The names of these are all taken from different Internet memes. I didn’t recognize all of them, but a quick search on Google or Youtube enlightened me.

Shades L-R: Leeroy Jenkins, Over 9000, Yo Dawg, Sad Keanu.

I’ve never seen this oval shape on a lip product before, but it works very well when applying, you can use the broad side for a wider application, or the narrow one when you need to be more precise. All of these shades tend to stain a bit, but I consider that a good thing. I like when lip products fade “gracefully”.

I swatched these quickly on my lips. I hope it will give you some idea of what they look like applied. You can click on all of the photos below to get a larger version.

First my bare lips for comparison:

And on to the tubes of win. I’ve included two photos of each color, the first is taken in daylight with flash, and the second is taken on another day with flash and not much light at all. I think the real color is somewhere in between the the photos. It looks a little flaky in places but that’s probably because my lips got dry from wiping off the previous colors.

Over 9000: This is a beautiful and very wearable pink, with grapefruit flavor. It’s easy to apply evenly.

Yo Dawg: The shade is cooler and darker than Over 9000, and I also find it to be more sheer in application. But it’s still beautiful! This one is raspberry flavored.

Three Wolf Moon: A gorgeous dark red shade. Since I got this as a sample I’ve applied it with a lip brush. This one has a cinnamon flavor.

Sad Keanu: This one is a little difficult in application, but that’s mostly due to the fact that it’s a dark purple. Formula-wise I find it similar to Yo Dawg. I had to use a lip brush to even out the application a bit. Sad Keanu is blackberry flavored.

Leeroy Jenkins: This one has the most noticable scent, spearmint, and I find it quite refreshing. I was afraid that this color would look ridiculous on me since it’s quite bright in the tube, but it looks really nice on the lips! The shade is described as a pale pinky-lavender. It’s got a subtle shimmer in it as well which I really like.

My favorites are probably Over 9000 and Leeroy Jenkins.

I was very happy with everything in my order, and I will definetely get some more stuff in the future!

Pink EOTD

Monday, February 7th, 2011

I seldom post any eye looks, and that’s mostly due to the fact that I never have time to photograph them. But here’s a little something that I managed to snap a few shots of. This is a soft pink and purple look using shadows from Brite Bird, by the lovely Sanna of MakeupMyLack.

List of what I’ve used:

Urban Decay – Primer Potion
Brite Bird – Foam Candy all over lid and in crease
Brite Bird – Color Me Crazy applied lightly in outer v and into crease
Brite Bird – Cream Cat to highlight browbone
Everyday Minerals – Smokey on outer half of upper lash line
Lumene – Blueberry Curl Waterproof Mascara on top lashes (at least I think it is..)
Make Up Store – Treatment Mascara on lower lashes
Isadora – Inliner kajal in Blonde on lower water line
Viva La Diva – Mix & Match Eyebrow Color

It’s not the best lighting, but it’ll have to do.

Cream Cat is probably my most used pigment. It’s a wonderful highlighter that’s perfect if you don’t want a too shimmery look, but not too matte either. If the Brite Bird store opens again you should definitely check it out!

Green Christmas look

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

I was at a Christmas party with my coworkers a couple of weeks ago, and went for a light green look. I’m not 100 % sure of what I used, but I think the list is pretty accurate.

Eyes
Urban Decay – Primer Potion
Nyx – Jumo Eye pencil in Milk on inner half of lid
Coastal Scents – Mineral eyeshadow Hi Light Green on top of Milk
Aromaleigh – Mandarin on the rest of the lid and in crease
MAD Minerals – Ever After on outer v and in the crease, and along lower lashline
MAC – Phloof! on brow bone (not entirely sure about this one)
Nyx – Jumbo eye pencil in Cottage Cheese in inner corners of the eyes
Isadora – Inliner kajal Blonde on water line
ELF – gel liner in True Black on upper lash line
Lancome – Hypnose Precious Cells Mascara on upper lashes
Claudia – Wonderlash Mascara on lower lashes

Photos are taken inside with flash.

Bonus photo that my dear fiance took of me. This was after the party, so be nice! =) I’m wearing the UD lipstick Hotpants here, and the nails are the same as in my last post, Mistletoe Kisses on top of Sew Psyched.

Viva La Diva look

Monday, December 6th, 2010

I bought a couple of Viva La Diva eyeshadows a few days ago and wanted to try them out, so here’s a blue green look that I put together just for fun.

List of what I’ve used:

Urban Decay – Primer Potion
Nyx – Jumbo eye pencil Milk all over lid
Nyx – Jumbo eye pencil Cottage Cheese in inner corners
Viva La Diva – Domed eyeshadow Light Turqoise all over lid, inner half of the lower lash line
Viva La Diva – Domed eyeshadow Aqua in in crease, outer v, along outer half of lower lash line
Brite Bird – Pressed eyeshadow Micromiss applied lightly in outer v
Everyday Minerals – Floating Feathers on browbone, inner corners, and applied over Light Turqoise on inner half of the lid
Urban Decay – 24/7 Glide-on eye pencil Electric on upper lash line
Lancome – Hypnose Precious Cells Mascara on upper lashes
Claudia – Wonderlash Mascara on lower lashes
Isadora – Inliner kajal in Blonde on lower water line

First photos taken inside with flash:

And these are taken in the tiny amount of daylight that’s available in Sweden now:

Neutral Look with Urban Decay Naked

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

So here’s a neutral everyday look that I tried out with my newly acquired Naked palette from Urban Decay:

The headband is just for covering the terrible state my hair was in.. =)

And yes, I was too lazy to put on some concealer.. Here’s what I’ve used:

Face
Meow – Flawless Feline foundation in Sleek Siamese
Make Up Store – Blush Sugar Muffin (probably not very visible, I’m a blush newb!)

Eyes
Urban Decay – Primer Potion
Urban Decay – Virgin on the entire lid and on brow bone
Urban Decay – Sin on top of Virgin on the lid, except for the inner third
Urban Decay – Toasted on outer third of the lid and in crease
Urban Decay – Hustle lightly applied in outer v, and along lower lash line
Isadora – Inliner kajal Blonde on water line
ELF – gel liner in True Black on upper lash line
Lancome – Hypnose Precious Cells Mascara on upper lashes
Claudia – Wonderlash Mascara on lower lashes

Lips
Nyx – Slim lip pencil in Nude Pink
Nyx – Round lipstick in Tea Rose

Time to get NAKED!

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Oh I am soo funny with the title.. Anyway, I’ve been drooling over the Urban Decay Naked palette for quite some time now, and last week I finally managed to get my hands on it! I ordered it from ASOS along with some other UD-stuff, a lipstick in the shade Hotpants, and a 24/7 glide-on pencil in the shade Crash:

Look at all those gorgeous shadows! I have Half Baked since before and I love it, and I’m sure I’ll find some new favorites here. The brown eye pencil Whiskey looks quite useful, too.

Here are some closeups of the other stuff I got:

Crash, it’s a dark plum color with tiny silver glitter in it. I think this will go great with my green eyes.

Hotpants,  a sheer pink color with tiny silver microglitter in it.

I’ve done my best to try and swatch the lippie. On the lower swatch I’ve done a few more layers to show more of the color. As you can see it is quite sheer.

So what do you think of the Naked palette? Fantastic or overrated?

Cherry Culture Haul!

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

I just wanted to show you some goodies from my latest Cherry Culture haul. So first we have the nail polishes, all from L.A. Girl:

L.A. Girl polishes

From left to right: Obsidian, Iron Red, Trilogy, Scandal, and Overdose. I just love the Metal and Rock Star collections! I know that Scandal is quite sheer, so I’ll probably use that one for layering.

And then I ordered some lip stuff as well:

Nyx Round lipstick in the shade Paris, and two Slim Lip pencils: Deep Purple and Nude Pink. Deep Purple was a bit more red than I expected, but I think I’ll have use for it anyway. Oh, and the thing in the background is my bling bling dragon that lives on my vanity table =)

I do love the lipstick, its a gorgeous pink color!