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x-mas lips & nails

 

MERRY X-MAS!

Hope you had a lovely evening spending it with your family & friends! 

 

 

 

beauty bargains under 10 €

 

I've never been greedy when it comes to spending money on good beauty products, but there are a lot of options in the market that are ridiculously affordable that deliver just as amazing (if not even better) results than most luxurious brands! I've narrowed down 4 favorites that I use on a regular basis.

 

Bronzing Powder - H&M | 7.99 €

 

This is my all time cult bronzer. It's silky smooth & leaves your skin matte with a slightly shimmering finish. Works perfectly whether you want to sculpt your cheekbones or add a beautiful bronzed glow to your holiday tan.

 

Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cairo - NYX | 7.80 €

 

Smooth lipstick cream that provides your lips with moist & a matte finish. Love the shade, love the texture and absolutely love that it feels as if you don't have anything on your lips. Even though the product promises a lasting result, I think the colour fades pretty quickly. And as you pull up the wand, I think the applicator doesn't get too much lip cream on it, resulting with you having to apply thin layer after thin layer until you get the result you want.

 

Wonder Pencil - NYX | 6.20 €

 

Everyone loves a good multitasking makeup product and this one, as the name gives away, is a true wonder pencil. Its 3-in-1 function will fulfill any beauty desire by covering flaws and blemishes, lining your lips and brightening your eyes. I've only used it for lip enhancement and eye brightening, and I do agree that it does wonders if you want bigger looking eyes. I do believe it works fine while lining the cupid's bow on your lips, even though I do many other makeup tricks in order to get the perfect pout.

 

Quick tip - You can also try using it under your eyebrows for an instant brow lift.

 

Lip Pencil - Seppälä | 2.95 €

 

This product is beyond ridiculous!! And don't take me wrong, I mean it in a good way. It's super cheap and seriously the best lip liner I've ever owned. And I've owned many. Anything from the most expensive brands to the brands that focuses on lips with highly pigmented products. I think I bought this one for a measly 2.95 €. And the color is long-lasting, keeps the lipstick or lipgloss in one place and gives you a dreamy puckered pout. Sadly, it's only available in Seppälä's store, not online. 

Precious Metals hihglighting palette | Review & Results

I've already done a review of this product here, but been lazy when it comes to showing results in pictures. (Mainly because I really don't like selfies, or being photographed what so ever), but since I want to focus more on beauty related posts, I thought I'd show you guys more products, reviews, results, swatches & maybe even tutorials some day.

 

Sleek Highlighting Palette - here

 

Sleek Highlighting Palette in Precious Metals is a mix of 3 luxurious creamy shades and one powdery: Platinum, Royal Gold, Renaissance & Antique Bronze. Simply blend with your fingers and apply to the inner corners of the eyes, across the brow bone and along the tops of the cheekbones. (apply with an eyeshadow brush for increased intensity and precision.)  

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You can also use a foundation brush to apply onto shoulders, down the centre of the arms and onto décolletage. 

 

As stated in my review, I really love this product. It's affordable, easy to apply and gives amazing results. Just one tip when using: be careful with the color since it's quite intense. Use a cotton swab to remove a bit of the product if you've overdone it.  

Fall -16 makeup trends from the runway

I've been thinking about focusing my posts more on beauty since that's also one of my biggest interests. I've built more of a style blog and I feel like I want a bit more diversity and more to write about. Since I am a beautician as well as beauty writer, I will from now on share more beauty related posts, including products/ product reviews, trends, tips and beauty looks. Hopefully you guys will enjoy it just as much as me.

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Three is a trend. It's just as simple as that. Now, let me introduce you to the biggest Fall/ Winter 2016-17 trends, which I've narrowed down to 5 trends/3 designers each.  

 

EYELINER

The beauty look backstage at Oscar de la Renta's Fall 2016 fashion show: Nicole Miller Fall 2016 RTW:
Oscar de la Renta, Nicole Miller, Topshop Unique

The dramatic eyeliner from spring 2016 continues to be the statement eye makeup for fall. Play it safe with a plain cat eye or go bananas and draw a geometric liner Á la Topshop Unique.

 

GOTHIC LIPS

Bottega Veneta: Fenty x Puma By Rihanna:

Bottega Veneta, Dior, Fenty x Puma by Rihanna

As the sky turns darker, so does our lips. (okay, maybe not literally, but the it-color does) Anyways, greet your lover with a romantic wine kiss or bring out the devil in you, by taking on Rihanna's ebony black lipstick shade from her debut collection with Puma.  

 

 

GLITTER MAKES IT BETTER

Burberry, Tommy Hilfiger, No.21

It most certainly does. Apply your makeup as the princess you are by adding an ounce of glitter to your eyelides as seen at sporty Tommy Hilfiger. And if you're looking for a more dramatic look, place glitter below your eyes down to your cheekbones, looking just like a Burberry model. Whatever you prefer. 

 

IT'S OKAY TO GLOW

Valentino #aw16 hair and make-up:

Valentino, Balmain, Ralph Lauren

Whether it's your striking persona or impressive strobing technique, make sure your haters (or followers) see you glow throughout the dull days of fall. 

 

SMOKING HOT

 Versace, Elie Saab, Giorgio Armani

Look très chic while strutting down the city streets in Kendall Jenner's simple smoky eye from the Versace runway, and evacuate the dancefloor on a Saturday night out looking like the glam rock n' roll girls at Elie Saab.  

 

ROMANCE AIN'T DEAD JUST YET 

Saint Laurent, Sibling, Prada

 I guess a fall without red lips is pretty much non-existent. Orangey, deep and vampy red pouts came down the runways one after another during several shows. A classic, lovable nuance if you ask me.

 Photo credits: Vogue.co.uk, HarpersBazaar.co.uk, Pinterest.com

FASHIONTOMAX.COM

It's Sunday and my day is filled with researching and writing as almost all of my days these past weeks. All you fashion lovers know that it's fashion month and the busiest time of year for the industry.

As a writer for FASHIONTOMAX.COM, I'm doing beauty reviews from all of the fashion capitals and yesterday I reviewed my first fashion show! Just wanted to showcase some of my work here and guide you beauty fanatics to the hottest beauty looks from the spring/summer -17 runways.

 

I've linked 3 of my latest articles below &

you'll find more beauty tips and articles by me here

 

Bottega Veneta fashion review here

 

Hairstyles from London Fashion Week here

 

Makeup recap from New York Fashion Week here

a natural fall beauty look

 

Fall beauty looks can be as simple as this. Easily achieved with a light, covering foundation, groomed brows, shimmery eye makeup, a layer of barely there mascara and a natural lip. Get the look with the following products from nelly.com beauty section.

 

 

Perfect Primer

Start with Face Stockholm Primer for Perfect Skin as the first step to ensure your foundation stays in place all day. This clear gel primer contains Vitamin E and C and makes your canvas smooth and the application of your foundation easier.  

 

Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Creme hydrates skin while providing it with a naturally radiant coverage. Apply with bareMinerals Smoothing Face Brush.

- If you feel like you need more coverage, apply a medium coverage foundation.

 

Brow Gel

If you got messy brows: set, define and hold them in place with Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel

 

Premium Tri Brow

Apply Make Up Store Premium Tri Brow for a naturally full and groomed brow appearance. 

 

MicroshadowEyedust

Apply Make Up Store Microshadow in Kakaw all over your eyelids up to the eyebrow. Add a layer of shimmer with Make Up Store Eyedust in Pearl on your lid up to your crease and under your eyes.

 

Inliner Kajal

Line your upper lash line with Isadora Inliner Kajal for bigger, more awake looking eyes. 

 

 

Volume Million Lashes

Apply one layer of L'Oréal Volume Million Lashes Mascara for a natural lash effect. 

 

Perfect Matt Lipstick

Finish your look with Isadora Perfect Matte Lipstick in Cafe Creme. A lip product that gives an intense, matte finish as well as moisturize and nourish your lips.  

better than sex mascara

Been using this bad boy for a few months now. I was intrigued to buy into Too Faced's brand because of their eye candy designs. I mean their Melted liquified lipsticks look like heaven and I thought the caption for this mascara was funny and therefore worth a try. I've always been picky with mascaras since I think my lashes never gets the volume or length that I'm looking for. Diorshow was the best for a while but I noticed they're not as good as they used to be. My sister thought the same.

Anyway, what do I think?.. Does it live up to its name? - No. But then again what does?

Is it good? - I'd say it's average. I wasn't impressed and it didn't get so high on the wow-factor. It actually felt heavy and pushed down my lashes instead of giving them volume.

BUT the things that I really loved about it was the design. It gets cred for the beautiful color it has and the creativity for naming it. I mean if something says it's better than sex then you'll just have to try it. 

 

Too Faced Mascara - here

 

holographic nails

I've been crushing on all glitter nails I've seen on Insta since May and just had to try out this wonderful, glittery-cute unicorn nail trend. And I am obsessed! So in love with my new nails, I just can't stoop looking at them!

 

IsaDora Holographic Nails in Jet Setter 872 - Nelly

 

 

 

3 Nudes

3 new nudes from Nyx.

Soft matte lip cream in Stockholm and Cairo

Xtreme shine lip creme in Xlc10 Natural

 

 

N A I L S

MAGAZINE + BEAUTY PRODUCTS

Viva la Diva highlighter duo - kicks

Skin glow primer - kicks

 

Gold Digger

Throwback to my gold digger nails & see through clutch

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Make up and clutch - H&M

 

FOREVER FLAWLESS

A few days ago I started wondering out of nowhere if I have a foundation brush or not? I have a memory of owning one from Make Up Forever but I wasn't sure. And to my big surprise, it turned up the day before yesterday and I got super excited. I bought it in Paris about 1,5 years ago and I haven't even used it. Simply because I prefer applying foundation with my fingers. But will give this one a try since it's super soft and good looking^^,

 

KYLIE JENNER NATURAL LOOK

 

Get King Kylies natural look with the following products: 

 

1. Apply NARS illuminator cream for a radiant complexion

2. Followed by a Marc Jacobs foundation

3. Highligt and contour with Lancôme duo stick

4. Brush and colour your eyebrows with Anastasia dip brow

5. Apply Chanel bronze shimmer eyeshadow

6. Put on false lashes and a layer of mascara for maximal effect

7. Apply Chanel hydrating lipstick

8. And lastly NARS blush

SUGAR KISSES

I'm obsessed with my new lipstick from Make up store. Or technically I'm obsessed with all lipsticks and glosses in any pink or nude shade! This one is called preppy and it's the perfect pink shade and it moisturizes your lips which gives it a smooth look and feel. Another favourite lip product of mine is H&M's lipgloss in powder kiss. It gives your lips a glossy look and the thing I actually love about it the most is the fact that it's got this sweet vanilla sugarcandy scent to it that I just can't get enough of. I'm literally smelling my lips everytime I use it. Looks weird but I can't help myself! 

 

 

Make up store lipstick - Preppy

H&M lipgloss - powder kiss

 

Spring/ Summer 2016 Make Up

tan skin. blue sky. lovely adriana.:

When it comes to spring/ summer 2016 makeup trends the 3 key words are:

Keep. It. Light.

 

- It's time to exfoliate your face and body and invest in a moisturizing cream to achieve a good looking

and healthy glow.

I love, love, LOVE a good sculptural cheek, and this look maximises highlights and contours while balancing a bold brow and undone hair. Lovely. #makeup:

- A spraytan is the next step if you want a lead with looking bomb as f*!k at the beach.

-Replace your foundation with a tinted day cream or bb cream and apply bronzer on the apple of your cheeks.

- Illuminate your cheekbones if needed and apply a pastel or bronze coloured eyeshadow

- Apply nude/pink lipgloss (preferably one that hydrates)

 

Adriana & Alessandra VS Angels:

- Pink, coral, nude or cherry nail varnish look good on nails and toenails this summer

- Spray on a fresh fragrance from Chanel, Escada or Clean (Avoid perfume if you´re going to sunbath, the spray may leave discoloration on your skin when exposed to sun)

- And lastly. Keep your eyebrows natural and apply a few layers of mascara

 

1. Lipstick 2. Facial scrub 3. Chanel fragrance 4. Clinique moisture surge 5. Vita liberata tanning lotion 6. ncla nailpolish 7. Dior bronzing powder 8. Lipgloss

 

pics from pinterest

 

Sleek Highlighting Review

I know I said I'd be back with a review of this product shortly. But my schedule has been so hectic.. I've had a friend over during the whole easter weekend and I've also landed my first journalism internship, which I'm totally lovin'! I get to write about one of my passions and even though I've just written 3 articles so far I think it's so much fun and I'm loving it! If you guys want to check it out click this link and look for the beauty articles.

 

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Anyhow, here's what I think about Sleek Highligting Palette

 

- Love the colours, especially royal gold and antique bronze. RG is creamy and AB is powder so I mix them together and apply them high up on my cheekbones.

 

- The shimmer and pigment is strong, which is good if you want it to show. I had to remove a bit with a cotton swab to avoid an overly dramatic look.

 

- Every different shade is for a particular area of your face: On your cheekbones, eyelids, bridge of your nose and forehead.

 

MAC Conceal and correct palette

In love

Sleek Highlighting Palette

Every beauty loving girl has probably been on the lookout for a highlighting product or illuminator to get the perfect glow. I know I have been. I've tried out illuminating primers, glittery eyeshadows and nothing have stood out particularly much. So I bought a highlighting palette from Sleek with cream metallic shades and I'm looking forward to trying it out. 

Will get back with a review shortly!

 

 

 

All About That Base

 

Many of us feel lost in the jungle of primers, foundations and powders, having problems with getting an even base, how to cover acne and getting the right color for your face. So I have put together an easy guide for you guys on how to get the perfect base.

 

 

1. Know Your Skin type 

 

If you want the right products for your face, you need to know your skin type. Skin types are divided in 4 different categories. Normal, dry, oily and combination skin. There is also a fifth one called sensitive skin, which is often red and irritated.

 

 

2. Primer

Before you start applying any make-up on your face, apply a primer. A primer will either mattify or illuminate and add brightness to your face and make the rest of your make-up stay in place throughout the day.

(If you have very dry skin I suggest you apply a moisturizing creme before these steps)

 

Quick tip: If you don't need full on coverage you can mix your primer and foundation to get a translucent result. 

 

Born To Glow Illuminating Primer:

 

3. Conceal

Suffer from redness and blue hues under your eyes? Not a problem. Use a color correcting palette to cover your complexions. The key is: Opposites attracts.

Use green pigmented concealer to cover redness and orange to cover the blue. Purple covers yellow undertones and brightens dull skin, while yellow covers veins and sunspots.  

 

The NYX Spring 2015 Collection has arrived and is available now at Ulta.com! There are tons of new products available that seem quite interesting so expect:

 

 

 

4. Foundation

To get the right color you need to go to the cosmetic store without any make-up and try out different shades. Pick out 2 or 3 different shades that are similar to your own skin color and try them out on your jawline above the neck and make sure the color of the foundation melts together with your own skin color and also matches the color of your neck.

Many girls try out foundations on their hand which can give you the wrong color since the color of the hands are usually a bit darker than the face.

Are you laying on your foundation correctly? http://beautyeditor.ca/2010/11/22/no-offense-but-youre-probably-making-one-of-these-7-mistakes-with-your-foundation:   

 

5. Foundation Skin Type Guide

 

 Best Foundations For Oily/ Combination Skin ft Nars All Day Weightless Luminous Foundation, Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation, Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In Place Foundation by Aspiring Londoner Blog:

 

- Choose a foundation depending on whether you want light, medium or full coverage

- Most brands have foundations for these skin tones: yellow, pink, olive and brown

Yellow is suitable for most people while people with lighter skin tend to need pink. If you have dark skin you should turn to brands that specialize in dark skin tones (Iman, bare minerals, Maybelline fit me)

- Liquid foundation is suitable for all skin types, especially dry skin

- Creme foundation is perfect for dry skin

- Cake or stick foundation suits oily skin and covers scars and blemishes. The stick foundation also functions as a concealer.

- Mineral foundation is suitable for all skin types

- Spray foundation is the ultimate choice if you have very sensitive skin

 

6. Highlight & Contouring

 

Contouring is made to define your facial features and shape them while highlighting makes for a sculpted and glowy look. 

You can use cream foundations, concealers, bronzers or contouring palettes to do your H & C. Just make sure that your highlighting product is 2-3 shades lighter than your own skin color and the contouring should be 2-3 shades darker.

- Apply the H and C with brushes

- Use a blending sponge to gently tap the H & C on your face

(don't streak it, the colors will fade)

 

Contouring and Highlighting Hacks, Tips and Tricks That'll Make Even Kim Kardashian Jealous: Love:

 

 

7. Powder

The best powder to use for an impeccable finish is translucent powder. This powder is transparent and blends together with your own skin color so you don't even have to bother finding the right color from a regular powder.

 

 NYX Finishing Translucent Powder - a supposed exact dupe for Make Up For Ever HD powder (since both products list ingredient as 100% silica) for just 1/4 the cost!:

 

 

8. Bronzer

Apply bronzer in two C- shapes on both sides from your forehead to the cheeks to the chin and down your nose.

How to apply bronzer in 5 easy steps.:

 

 

 

9. Blush

Apply blush right on to your cheek bones

(Suck in your cheeks for easier application)

Pinterest @rhiarules2003 :

 

pics from pinterest

   

ck lipgloss

ck lipgloss in "bubblegum"

Lancome X St.Moriz

New in amongst my beauty products:

Refill on my fav St. Moriz spraytan and Lancome eyemake-up remover x 2.    

Nude Beauty

Lip pen - Nude Beauty, Make up store

Lipstick - Creme D' Nude, Mac

M A K E U P E S S E N T I A L S

The Nudes

I got a lovely and affordable colour palette with nude colours from Maybelline as a Christmas gift. I love mixing the four colours in the middle of the palette all together for a shimmering & sultry look.