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Makeup Revolution Haul #2 – The lip products

As promised, the second part of the second haul – the lip products. I already did a post about the eye products here.

Makeup Revolutio HaulThis is what I bought

Like I said last time, I bought five lip lacquers and three lipsticks. I tend to focus on the eyes so I usually just wear gloss but it’s always good to try something new, right?

The lip lacquers are from their Velvet Matte line and I couldn’t decide so I just got five out of the seven they have.

Salvation Velvet Matte Lip LacquerFrom the left: Keep Crying For You, Keep Lying For You, What I Believe, You Took My Love, and Keep Trying For You.

Except for the fact that I really don’t like their names (they just sound so needy) I like the actual product. The colors are really bright and in no way a gloss and they are very matte so if you like a shine to your lips, like yours truly, I’d suggest you invest in a see-through gloss to put on top.

All of them are wearable although some of them are definitely more subtle than others. The last two on the first picture are really meant for focus on your lips, whereas the rest can do with a bit stronger eye makeup.

And of course, a few swatches so that you can see what they look like on really pale skin 😉

DSC_0030From the left: Keep Lying For You, Keep Crying For You, You Took My Love, What I Believe, Keep Trying For You

I have to say, though, if you have chapped lips – like me – you might want to fix that first because it shows a little too much when you’re wearing these. And either way, remember to take care of your lips ’cause these matte products are really drying.

Makeup Revolution LipsticksFrom the left: 100% Vamp, The One and You Took My Love

The only lipstick I own besides these is a cheap-o purple lipstick I bought 348 years ago. Because I was goth and purple was cool (Don’t you love those embarrassing days where you didn’t know how to do your makeup so you looked like an idiot? Yeah, me neither).

But I actually really do love purple and especially purple lipstick, so while it may seem very dark to a lot of people, I know it’ll soon become one of my absolute favorites.

The nude lipstick is actually… too nude for my lips! Usually when I buy things like foundation I have to choose the lightest colors they have because apparently I was born half vampire. But my lips often look like they have color on them, even when they don’t, so this one actually makes them look pretty pale. Not in a bad way, though. The problem with naturally pink lips is that it’s sometimes hard to rock a full-blown eye look because it looks like you’re wearing a ton of gloss. So I’m very happy I bought this, even though it’s definitely only going to be used to give my eye makeup a chance 😉

You Took My Love is gorgeous. Flat-out gorgeous! If you could only buy one of the lipsticks they have, this would be it. As 1 pound per lipstick you can pretty much stock up on the entire line, though 😉

Makeup Revolution 100% Vamp The One You Took My LoveThe amazing colors

Makeu Revolution Lipstick Swatches The One 100% Vamp You Took MYy Love

The swatches

All three are very creamy and glide on flawlessly. I would, however, recommend a lip pencil since they do rub out a little too fast if you don’t let them dry properly but for the price I’m not bothered.. What I do is apply a layer, “kiss” a piece of paper, and apply another layer. It seems to stick better that way.

PS – after I took the picture of the swatches I went to remove them. I spent 3 cotton swabs and a lot of product remover and rubbing and I still couldn’t get all of it off.

Makeup Revolution Haul Swatches LipstickSame happened with the lip lacquers!

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What do you think? Are you going to try any of these? (:

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Goodiebox June 2014 – Festival Chick!

I already got my Goodiebox, I already got my Goodiebox… *dancing around*

After previous month’s extreme fuck-up in delivery (yes, I swear, so shoot me) I really wasn’t expecting next-day delivery this time so I was pleasantly surprised when my boyfriend found the box hanging in a bag on the door handle this morning!

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This box is meant for going to a festival, traveling or something similar because it’s focus is on travel-sized items and practical items. Even if you’re not going to a festival or going traveling this year, like me, they’re still completely usable items.

For a start, I’m going to list the items and review the few I’ve already tried out (Patience? Me? NOPE) but I’m doing it under the “read more” since I don’t want to ruin it for anyone who’s still waiting for their box.

My camera is still refusing to focus properly so – sadly – this was the best picture out of the very large bunch of pictures. I even moved the box around the house, hoping to find better lighting, but no such luck.

Goodiebox June 2014Goodiebox June 2014

From the left:

INK by Dennis Knudsen Eye Shadow Primer – fullsize, 130 kr (120 kr via link, though)

Lee Stafford Original Dry Shampoo – fullsize 50 ml, 39 kr/150 ml, 99 kr

So Susan Concealer Quad – fullsize, 180 kr

Nivea Raspberry Rose Lip Butter – fullsize, 29,95 kr

Mesauda Milano Shine Flex Graffiti Top Coat – fullsize, 49 kr

JorgObé Refreshing Scrub Mask – fullsize, 198 kr

Depend Nail Polish Remover Pads – fullsize, 25 kr

I think there will be a lot of divided opinions on this box. Some people will love it and some will find it boring. Personally, I was a little, “meh” when I first opened it. Last time I was pretty much over the moon because I loved all the things (minus the horrible Medina perfume sample) so I didn’t get the best first impression.

I think it’s mainly because there’s a lot of small sized items this time so the box looked a little empty compared to May’s box. After going through it, though, I had to re-evaluate. Because the items are actually pretty neat.

I’ve already tried the INK by Dennis Knudsen eyeshadow primer and it’s really good. I went with a purple/pink look today, using the Dia De Los Muertos Salvation Palette, and even after rubbing my eye like a crazy person and putting a wet piece of toilet paper on it (oh, the joys of allergies!) the eyeshadow is still there! I was really happily surprised! The product descriptions says, “The best part is that the shape makes it easy to use without applicators or using your fingers” – I don’t quite agree since I had to use my fingers to make it even. But maybe I just have weird eyelids, who knows?

I also quickly tried the Nivea lip balm and OH MY GOD, does it smell amazing! I’ve always been a fan of Nivea even though it’s not exactly high-end because they really do make quality products.

The Lee Stafford dry shampoo is also more than welcome. I love dry shampoo because as a mother and owner of delicate, quickly greasy hair, dry shampoos are a God-send. This one isn’t really my favorite so far, but I will wait with a review until I actually get to try it our more than once 😉

The So Susan concealer quad is hopefully better than my current – a corrective concealer from ELF, which may just be the worst product I have tried in my entire life – so I’m looking forward to trying it out. We got another So Susan product in one of the other boxes, a nail polish, and I just love their packaging!

Which leads us to my least favorite thing from this box – the nail products. Don’t get me wrong, I think they look very useful and exciting – if you don’t bite your nails like I do. Since I’ve done it from the age of 8 and I have OCD which makes it virtually impossible for me to stop, all I can do with the crazy amount of nail polish we get in these boxes, are use them for my feet. And my feet aren’t exactly that wonderful that I want to show them off all year round 😉 I have to admit that despite my nail biting problem, I’ve always been intrigued by the crackle effect so this way I get to try it out.

So the Mesauda Milano nail polish and the Depend nail polish remover pads will definitely be used but probably not reviewed anytime soon since I rarely do my toenails. But for people who actually have nails, I’m sure these products will be great.

The last thing is a sample of the JorgObé srub mask and while I very much liked the previous JorgOrbé samples, it’s very difficult to get enough out of it to actually review it properly.

All in all, a very good box that I’m definitely happy with. If you’re interested in getting your own Goodieboxes, you can do so here (:

Have you recieved your Goodiebox yet? What do you think about the products?

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Wreck This Journal

Ages! That’s how long it’s taken me to buy this thing. I’ve wanted one for years, literally. But every time I go online to buy it, I always find some reason not to – don’t have enough money, something else is more important, don’t have enough time… but the truth is, those were all lies. I just had to convince myself that ruining a books was okay. Because it’s not.

DSC_1004The entire purpose of this is to destroy the book…

I actually feel my gut clench whenever I see someone destroy a book, or make marks, bend corners, etc. Not in study books (even thought I’d prefer those could be left alone, too) because it’s simply the easiest way to take notes for many of us. But when I see someone bend a corner in a Harry Potter book, murder is on the menu. Hell, at one point our professor decided to take a book and rip out the pages because it the book was too heavy to hold – in front of a class full of very mortified 1st semester English students. Never EVER have 80 students been so quiet for so long.

But I did it. And I’ve actually even started! It gets easier with time even though I can feel my perfectionist gene trying to take over. I’m one of those people who buy 800 new notebooks a year because I can’t bear to “destroy” the ones I have… buy actually using them.

The other problem is, of course, the fact that I don’t have the time. I’ve watched a few videos on YouTube on how people flip through their finished journal and laugh – like there is any way I could spend that much time on a single page. Before I had kids I could sit 3 hours every evening and fiddle around with my creative thingies. Now? Well, you try being creative when you have to keep three eyes and a hand on your very active monkey-child.

So yeah, I’m definitely looking forward to do this. I’m considering maybe taking pictures once in a while so that you guys can see what I’m doing with the book. Don’t expect anything great, though – just be happy if I actually finish this thing before I die 😛

DSC_1005The instructions page

If you’d like to try it yourself, you can get it a number of places. I bought mine at CDON.com because I was buying a gift for my nephew. Otherwise I’d suggest BookDepositery where they have most of Keri Smith’s awesome book and free worldwide shipping. Free worldwide shipping – what every book geek ever wanted to hear.

PS – The next part of the Makeup Revolution Haul is coming up very soon!

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Makeup Revolution Haul #2 – The eye products

Before you all go telling me that I pledged to do the Shop My Stash challenge, let me just stop you there – I ordered this before the challenge 😉

Anyways, I’m really excited about this brand by now! The first shipment is turning out to be great so of course I couldn’t wait to open this one and try it out. This time I’ll limit it to the eye-products because it’s going to be a lengthy post. Part two is coming up!

Makeup Revolution HaulSecond haul and I’m loving it!

I ordered five lip lacquers, three lip sticks, a 5 Baked Eyeshadow and a Salvation Dia De Los Muertos palette from their new Salvation line.

5 Baked EyeshadowBang Bang!

They have the 5 Baked Eyeshadows in five different versions – a pinkish called Chocolate Deluxe, a brownish called Pure and Innocent, a greenish called Beyond Eden, a purple called Electric Dreams and the blue that I got called Bang Bang.

I love both the green and brown ones, but especially the purple. By far my favorite. I just have so many purple eyeshadows and no blue ones, so I went with Bang Bang. I’m really happy I did because the blue really suits my brown eyes!

5 Baked EyeshadowBang Bang – you’re dead

This is what the colors look like up close. They’re not as pigmented as the other palettes I have from Makeup Revolution but they work just fine anyways. I don’t actually have a clue what the difference between a normal eyeshadow and a baked eyeshadow is supposed to be but this definitely isn’t the last baked eyeshadow I’m going to own 😉

Makeup lookHello!

I think this is the first time I’m actually posting my face on the blog. I’m having a really crappy full-of-pain day so the smile looks a little forced and I don’t look like front-cover material (but do I ever?) but the main point is that you can see what the eyeshadow looks like in use. I’ve used the three shadows on the right of the box, leaving out the white and the black ones. The little applicator is very cute but I don’t think it’s really useful for anything so I definitely recommend an actual brush.

I’ve just used a standard primer from E.L.F. and this is taken 4 hours after I did my makeup so I’m very surprised the under-eye area is still looking okay!

The second eye product is the palette.

Salvation Dia De Los Muertos Palette

Amazing box!

I was in love with the Girls on Film Salvation Palette but I just had most of those shades so I decided to be bold and try something new. The Dia de los Muertos palette is definitely different from the others in the line with it’s bright, but wearable, colors.

Salvation Dia De Lost Muertos PaletteHere are the colors up-close

Salvation Dia De Lost Muertos PaletteAnd with the names on them

I haven’t used this one yet but I did a few swatches to try it out. The pigmentation is fine, although not as great as their standard palettes which I got last time.

Salvation Dia De Lost Muertos Swatches

Looking forward to seeing how often the yellow one will be used 😉

These are some of the more POP colors as well as two of the more standard ones. My camera flat-out refused to focus so I apologize for the blur. Even though I say they’re not as pigmented as the others, these swatched were made with just two rubs of the finger which I think it’s absolutely fine and way more than you could expect from a 6 pound palette.

Next time I’ll write about the lip products from this time and see if I can get around to properly reviewing the palettes and shadows from last time. There were 5 palettes and 9 shadows so I’m really trying my best to use them enough for me to review them 😉

What do you think about Makeup Revolution? And do you like the palette I bought? 😉

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BelláPierre Shimmer Powder – my new love!

I’m a big fan of eyeliner and mascara because I love to put focus on my eyes, but I rarely wear eye-shadows. As you know, recently I bought quite a few palettes to try something new and it’s all because if this little guy!

Since starting my Goodiebox subscription, I’ve received two eye-shadows. One from Gosh which I liked but rarely every use because it’s black, and one from BelláPierre a few days ago. It came in the color “Earth” which is a brownish-pinkish color. Definitely not for me, I thought.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThere are a lot of beautiful colors to choose from

Well, I was wrong! I simply love this damn little thing! It’s the BelláPierre Shimmer Shadow and it has the most gorgeous color which is subtle enough for everyday use but with a touch of shimmer to make it pop. I’m not a big fan of shimmer and glitter in make-up since it often ends up looking tacky, but this really works. It stays where you put it and it stays on for hours – yay!

The absolutely only downside is the price. It costs 119,- for a single pot but you do get far with just a little amount of product, so it’s not that bad.

I did a swatch for you guys since it’s such a gorgeous color:

DSC_0884I’m in love

I’ve actually been using this a few times a week. It blends well and stays on for quite a long time. Even when it starts fading, it doesn’t smudge all over your face or sit in your creases, which is just amazing.

If you have the money to splurge, definitely get yourself one of this little guys! 😀

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