If i had to choose only two makeup products to use for the rest of my life. I would probably choose my eyebrow pencil and lipstick. If i only could chose one.. Well lets hope it doesn’t come to that. But lipsticks (and other lip related makeups) is one of my absolute favorite products in my makeup bag, and i have A LOT of them. In various colors, since i love to wear a little bit bolder ones sometimes. But most of them are in shades that remind me of these colors. So beautiful. You find them both at Nelly.
I think red is my absolute favorite color.
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So during these past 6 months i have been getting Glossy boxes delivered to my home every month. And i also accidentally ordered two extra special editions because i must say, they are freaking awesome! Not everything in the box is of course, but most of it. So i will start updating you guys about the absolute BEST products i received from my Glossy Boxes. And i will start with something that i didn’t thought from the beginning would be something i would appreciate this much.
Cleanser from NAOBAY
This product is not only amazing for my skin, it also smells like heaven. Or actually, it smells like a set of Bambi towels and soaps that i had as a kids, which i LOVED! So it makes my love this product even more.
So why did i thought in the beginning when i received it that i wouldn’t like it so much?
Well, i am not using thick cleansing creams. I think they are tricky to wash off and i always ending up black around my eyes. I prefer light gels that are easy to wash off. This is a gel in one kind of way, but it is very thick. I was very suspicious to start using it at first, since i thought i was just going to end up having to clean my face all over again with something else. BUT NO! This one cleaned my face pretty good, and it left the skin feeling very moisturized and soft. Perfect during those dark and cold winter months when the skin can get dry and boring.
So here it is, i simply love this product. It is something i never thought about using but now i can not live without. The best friend for my skin atm.
It is made from ecological oils such as almond and olive oil which help to moisturize the skin & promotes the natural cell renewal. It also contains apricot oil which are calming and refreshing for the skin and prevent it from looking tired and fatigue.
So where do i find this product and how much does it cost?
I received mine from Glossy Box but i did a run in Price runner to find out where the best price would be when i need to buy a new one.
At Nordicfeel you will get a package with 75 ml for 139 SEK and with free delivery.
I also saw that they have an offer right now that gives you a 10% discount on your order if you use the code: JANUARI when checking out. It is valid until 28/1 – 2018.
I have not been updating very good during the Christmas time, but i will start updating better from now on. At least once a day i will try to write in here.
So how was everyones New Years eve?
Mine was really nice. I have not been celebrating New Year in Sweden for years and i must say it has changed a bit. It has gone from awesome dinners with close friends and a huge house parties to small dinners with kids and the ones who wants to continue are going out.
I miss the old days but this one was nice to, i got to spend it with some of my favorite people and was invited to a nice party in the city after. Rock party of course.
This was some of the dinner my cousin had fixed. For lunch during the day me and L had some lobster. And for dinner we had carpaccio (not me since it is beef), a toast skagen on crude straight and an amazing soup from artichoke.
For main i had fish and potato gratin with a red wine sauce that contained chili and chocolate. Awesome.
Dessert i had to skip unfortunately if i wanted to make it to the party before 00.00.
Here is some pics from the party. It was a really nice evening and we ended up taking the last subway home. I think we got home after 6.00… No wonder i was so tired on Monday.
Beauty and the city
So a couple of days ago i received my very first Glossybox. It was the box for August but since i ordered it a bit late and the delivery was a bit late it did not arrive until now, September. So it is not really the Septembers Glossybox.
So what was my first impression of Glossybox in general?
I love it! It got delivered in a really cute pink box, that i will save for sure. And you open it up and it is just filled with these nice beauty products. I mean what is it not to like? And if the box would have anything that you don’t like, well just give it away as a gift and make someone else happy.
What did August Glossybox contains?
The Glossybox of August contained:
– A liquid lipstick from The beauty crop.
– A radient glow sheet mask from Beautaniq Beauty
– A liquid soap with Verbena oil from Natural care
– A Glo illuminator from Manna kadar cosmetics
– A pink metallic slant tweezer from Pick and Pinch
I have not been able to try everything yet. But the ones i have been trying so far is the face mask and the soap. And so far i am very happy with the products. The face mask made my skin feel really fresh and moisturized. I also learned a really good thing about face masks while reading about this one in the Glossy magazine.
If it says that the face mask is supposed to stay on the skin for 15 minutes, do not leave it on for much longer than that. Instead of moisturizing your skin it can start drying it out instead. Which make sense. Since all beauty products have active ingredients that starts getting old as soon as you opening the package, you should never use anything for too long since it will end up giving you the opposite result than you want. Well, you can read more about the lasting time of your beauty products here if you want.
With that said. If you are like me and love to keep the face mask pretty much longer on your face than it is recommended on the package, stop doing that. I will from now on.
The second product i have been testing so far is the soap with Verbena oil, and i really like it. It feels very soft and natural on my hands which is perfect since i have very sensitive hands. I am easily getting rashes on my hands when using too strong products and it is a pain in the ass to get rid off. So far this soap seems to treat my hands very nice, so i will keep you guys updated on that subject. I am sure there is more people out there than just me who has the same problem, lets help each other out!
If the rest of the products are good is still to find out. I will probably try out the make up later today, especially the lipstick since i am a real lipstick lover.
If you are curious about the Glossybox you can go to their site to check out earlier boxes and reviews of earlier products. And if you are a man you can go and check out their box called Glossybox men.
Shopping in Stockholm… god what i missed that. I love all the stores you can choose between and all the infinity of boutiques and shopping malls you can find. My last shopping round i managed to bring home a lot of goodies. I especially like the face masks that i bought from The Body Shop. They had some new Vegan face masks that felt really good on my skin. They even made some test to see what skin type i have before i decided to make my purchase of the products.
I also love the face cream and the serum i bought from Lumene, i absolutely love their products. Adding the serum and the face cream after washing off the face mask made my skin fell totally awesome! By far some of the best products i ever had, and i found them on 20% sale, perfect!
If you dont want to go to the store to buy the products you can find them to a cheaper price online too here.
I am probably not the only one who is obsessed with buying new beauty and make up products to try out. Sometimes i have to forbid myself from buying any more products until the ones i have is finished. Which makes perfectly sense. Having a stock of hundreds of products is not the best way to go since your makeup products doesn’t last forever. Sometimes it can even hurt your skin instead of helping when you are using products that have gone bad or is out of date. Thats why i want to share this list with you guys. A list of how long your make up products actually lasts normally.
How long does my mascara last? – Your mascara often say on the package that it will last for 6 months after you open it. But you should definitely switch that out more often than that. Mascara is the biggest bacterial bomb of all of your make up products. Bacterias are growing very fast in your mascara after you start using it and can give you an eye infection if used to long. Try to switch it out at least every 3 months.
How long does my eyeliner last? Here it depends if you have a liquid eyeliner or if you have a eyeliner pencil. The liquid one last about 1 year, and the pencil one last around 2 years. This is because you use the pencil sharpener pretty often when using a eyeliner pen. That will remove the bacterias on the pencil every time you use the sharpener.
How long does my foundation last? If you have a water based foundation it will last up to 1 year. If you have an oil based foundation it will last up till two years. BUT, if you think your foundation start smelling bad or different, you should switch it out immediately since it is probably because of bacterias, and will be bad to use on your skin.
How long does my make up powder last? Around 2 years. But you have to clean your brushes often. If you use powder everyday you should clean the powder brush once a week. If you feel that your skin starting to get irritated when using the powder, it might starting to go bad and you should switch it out for a new one. Same thing applies to your rouge.
How long does my lipstick last? Your lipstick can stay fresh from 6 months up to 1 year and 6 months. It really depends on what kind of lipstick you have. But if it starts to smell bad or feel grainy, throw it away!
How long does my lip gloss last? This can last from a couple of months up to 6 month. It really depends how clean your lips are while using this product. If you dont have clean lips before using it, a lot of bacteria will end up in the container of the lip gloss and start growing. Here is the same with the smell, if you start feeling it smells bad, change it. Also if you start to feel that the liquid gone thinner, than it is also a sign of the product getting bad.
How long does my Concealer last? Between 6 months up to a year. But like with all the other products, this should be thrown away if it starts to smell bad.
How long does my eyeshadow last? This ones can last for years, as long as you make sure to close the lid after you have been using it. If you have a cream eyeshadow it will last around 2 years.
How long does my lip liner last? This ones work the same as the eye liner. It will last around 2 years as long as you make sure to sharpen it often and keep bacterias away.
How long does my nail polish last? Nail polish lasts up till 2 years. But as you probably already know, if the consistence start getting thicket it is time to throw it away. It is not very useful after it starts thickening either.
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Two of the times that i have been visiting Sweden this year, i have coming back home to Malta with a new hair color. The first time was during easter, and the second time was this last Tuesday. Both of the times was very spontaneous. I just walked in a store and found this hair colors from Loreal and could not resist. After all they are just staying in your hair ca 5-10 washes, depending on which color you chose. The first time i picked the purple color and the second time i picked the light blue color. I guess you already figured out that i liked them, especially since i choose to use the color a second time.
My basic hair color
Normally i have blond hair. Bleached, especially in the tips. The rest of the hair has my natural color with bleached stripes and the top i have a pretty far gone outgrowth that only contains my natural color. Someone can figure out pretty quick that the color wont change my full hair, not with those light colors i picked, it will mostly be shown where my hair is bleached the most. But thats fine, that was actually what i was looking for.
How to use Loreal Colorista and result
To use these colors is very simple. You get a package with a description, plastic gloves and a tube with the color. The color is already mixed (at least the ones i bought). So you just make sure that your hair is clean and dried (for the best result) and than starting to add the color to your hair. Leave the color in your hair for up to 20 minutes (depending on how strong result you wish for) and than rinse it out. I left it for 20 minutes and that was perfect. I was very happy with the result both of the times. It is mostly shown in my lower half of the hair but wherever it is bleached you can see the color. If you want to have a really strong color that is in your whole hair you will need to bleach all of your hair pretty heavy before using these colors.
Where to find Loreal colorista
The places i have been seeing them when i have been out shopping is H&M and ICA. And thats the two places where i decided to buy them. But if you dont have any of those stores close to you, you will find them for same good price (from around 10 euro and up) at some online stores. Best prices for Loreal colorista online i have found is HERE and HERE.
Loreal Colorista Blue result
Loreal colorista Purple result
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