35 Years, 6 Shades & one Starry Starry Night | Essie’s Retro Revival

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Essie's Retro Revival
I love the idea of bring up the best of the best from times past. Essie’s fabulous 35th is this year and to celebrate they relaunched a few of the most memorable!
Jag älskar ideén att ta upp dåtiden. Essie fyller 35år och för att fira har de släppt gamla färger på nytt!

Essie's Retro Revival
Life of the Party (2002)

Essie's Retro Revival
Starry Starry Night (1985)

Essie's Retro Revival
Bikini with a martini (2006)

Essie's Retro Revival
Sequin Sash (2005)

Essie's Retro Revival
Birthday Suit (1981 – part of the original 12!)

Essie's Retro Revival
Cabana Boy (2005)

Which one is your favorite?
Vilken tycker du om mest?

Price: 139 SEK
Where to Buy: Kicks, Åhléns

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Eau De Karma by Thomas Sabo

Thomas Sabo Karma Perfume FragranceI  have been eyeing this perfume since it was released and I FIANLLY got a hold of it!

Thomas Sabo Karma Perfume Fragrance
It is a fresh but sensual scent that gives such a beautiful sense of…just…being.

Thomas Sabo Karma Perfume Fragrance
I must admit that the packaging really did factor in this perfume. Thomas Sabo Karma Perfume FragranceIt looks like a far-eastern temple with a silver round form that looks like a Om Karma bead.

Thomas Sabo Karma Perfume Fragrance
The bottle also holds a faceted rose quartz which again refers to the Karma Beads!

Thomas Sabo Karma Perfume Fragrance
The scent itself has notes of freesia, apple, blackcurrant. It also has precious rose essence, peony flank and even lotus flower accord!

What do you think of this scent? Have you tried Thomas Sabo Fragrances?

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A look at Essie’s Sunshine state of Mind (Spring Collection 2016)

Essie Sunshine state of Mind Spring Collection 2016
This collection speaks to me in volumes! Though I have never been to Florida, I do feel at home in the US and these colors just scream prep for summer!
Denna kollektion talar till mig! Jag har aldrig varit i Florida men jag ändå känner mig mest hemma i USA och de här färgerna skriker sommar prep!

In this collection you will find a color in basically every part of the color wheel: peach, green, blue, violet and even orange-red!
I kollektionen kommer du hitta alla färger i hjulen: blått, lila, orange och även grönt.

Essie Sunshine state of Mind Spring Collection 2016
High Class Affair

Essie Sunshine state of Mind Spring Collection 2016
Lounge Lover

Essie Sunshine state of Mind Spring Collection 2016
Sunshine state of mind

Essie Sunshine state of Mind Spring Collection 2016
Pool Side Service

Essie Sunshine state of Mind Spring Collection 2016
Off Tropic

Essie Sunshine state of Mind Spring Collection 2016
Shades On

Price: 139 SEK
Where to Buy: Kicks, Åhléns

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A GLAM BRONZE look using the new L’Oréal Cushion De Soleil

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I thought instead of doing yet another review or presentation of a new product, I thought I’d just show you a look using this new little limited edition gem! I will of course just put in a bit of my two cents in the end if you’d like to learn more!
Istället för att göra en till recension eller presentation på en ny produkt så tänkte jag det skulle vara kul att visa er en look istället med nya limited edition produkten! Jag självklart kommer lägga i lite info i slutet av inlägget om ni vill veta mer!

L'oreal glam bronzer cushion

L’oréal Nude Magique Cushion – 1 Rose Porcelain
L’oréal Glam Bronze Cushion de Soleil
MAC Eyebrow pencil – Strut
Coastal Scents Revealed palette 2 (Burgundy shadow)

Benefit Highbrow under brows…Nothing else

None.

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I love cushion foundations and am loving the fact that more companies have been coming out with versions such as blushes and bronzers.
Jag älskar cushion foundaiton och älskar att fler företag håller på släppa ut ännu fler produkter i cushion format.

L'oreal glam bronzer cushion
L’oréal has released a limited edition bronzer in a cushion called the Glam Bronze Cushion De Soleil. It comes in a beautiful bronze-like package with a large mirror and a thin little applicator pad.

L'oreal glam bronzer cushion
L’oréal har släppt en limited edition bronzer i Glam Bronze Cushion de soliel. Det kommer i en bronze förpackning och har en stor spegel och en tunn liten applikator.

L'oreal glam bronzer cushion
I recommend pressing down EXTREMELY lightly as the product does have ALOT of product!

L'oreal glam bronzer cushion
The one thing that I really did not like with this product is the fact that using the applicator does not do any favors. I instead used a fluffy brush and it blended out seamlessly.
Jag rekommenderar att när du trycker ner på produkten gör det super snällt då det finns otroligt mycket produkt i dosan. En sak jag inte tycker om med produkten är att om du ska använda applikatorn som medföljer så kommer det inte alls se bra ut! Jag använt en fluffig pensel istället och det suddades ut fantastisk fin.

Where to Buy: Kicks, Åhléns
Price:
 199kr /14,6g

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Elvital Extraordinary CLAY by L’oréal

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I haven’t really done many hair reviews nor presented all that much about hair products in general on my blog but this one was too good to not!
Jag har inte gjort många hår recensioner i allmänt på bloggen men jag ville gärna visa er de här produkterna då de är grymma!

Loreal Evital Extraordinary Clay
There are 4 products in this line: A pre-shampoo treatment mask, a shampoo, a conditioner and lastly a dry shampoo. According to the packaging there are different clays that are in each product. The packaging is a turqouise green-blue, not all that extraordinary but it’s not the look that’s important.
Det finns 4 produkter: en Pre-shampoo mask, en shampoo, en balsam och sist en torrschampoo. Enligt förpackningen så finns det olika lera i produkterna. Förpackningen är turqouise grön-blå, inte så “extraordinary” men utseende är inte lika viktig som innehållet.

As a girl with multi-colored hair I have issues finding hair products that don’t wash out my hair color completely and so I was very skeptical trying these items out since I was afraid it would wash everything out completely.
Som en tjej som har multi-färgat hår så har jag svårt att hitta hårprodukter som inte tvättar ut mitt hårfärg totalt så jag var skeptisk att testa de här produkterna. Jag ville inte att all färg skulle tvättas ut.

Loreal Evital Extraordinary Clay
The first is a clay-in-mask pre-shampoo treatment. This is something you put in first for 5 minutes then wash off. The mask is a turquoise color, thick in consistency and has quite a heavy scent to it.
Första delen är lera-i-mask pre-shampoo mask som man lägger i håret 5 minuter innan man tvättar håret. Det är också turquoise i färg, tjock i konsistens och är ganska tungt i doft.

Loreal Evital Extraordinary Clay
When I applied the mask my hands turned blue and it was incredibly difficult to remove the color from my hands… Just a word of warning!
När jag applicerade masken så mina händer blev blå och det var otroligt svårt att ta bort färgen..bara så ni vet!

Loreal Evital Extraordinary Clay
Then you can use the shampoo & conditioner, both to cleans the scalp and hair and also repairs all the way from root to tip. My hair felt cleansed and my color stayed in place which was my biggest worry.
Efter så använder man schmpoo & balsamet som rengör och ger näring to håret. Jag kände att håret var mjuk och färgen stannade kvar. Det var min storst oro!

Loreal Evital Extraordinary Clay
After 3 or so days I was able to still re-fresh my hair with the dry shampoo which did not crisp nor leave residue which again, in my colored hair says a lot about a dry shampoo!
Efter 3 dagar kunde jag fräscha upp håret med torrschampoot och det lämnade inte spår i håret och kände inte tungt på nåt sätt. Återigen detta är stort om man har multi-färgat hår som min!

Do you get dry ends and/or need to re-balance your hair? I do recommend trying this line. It is affordable and did do well on my multi-colored hair!
Om du känner du får torra toppar eller känner en behov att ombalansera håret så jag rekommenderar starkt att testa de här serien.. det är bra i pris och fungerar bra på färgat hår som min!

Price:
Shampoo & Conditioner: 39kr/ 250ml /piece
Mask & Dry Shampoo: 79kr / 150ml /piece

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For Glossy Lips, Juicy Shaker by Lancôme

A while back I was at a news evening with L’oréalLuxe and Lancôme presented their latest: Juicy Shakers! These glossy shakers were a brainchild of the fab Lisa Eldridge!
Några veckor sen var jag på en nyhetskväll med L’oréalLuxe och Lancôme presenterade nya Juicy Shakers! De här är glossy shakers gjort av Lisa Eldridge!

The concept is simple: Shake, Twist, & Dab! This lipgloss has a bi-phased formula that pairs lip oils with pigments. The oils include sweet almond oil, omega 3 & Cranberry oil.
Konceptet är enkel: Shake, Twist & Dab! Läppglansen har en bi-formula med oljor och pigmenter. Oljorna inkluderar söt mandelolja, omega 3 & tranbär olja.

The applicator is a cushion applicator so super soft and applies the gloss very softly. The shape is simple and gives the exact amount needed for the lops!
Applikatorn är en chushion applikator som är mjuk och applicerar produkten fint. Storleken är enkel och ger exakt mängd på läpparna!

There are 13 shades and one limited edition in Mint to Be (I must have this one!) The one that I have is Berry in Love.
Det finns 13 färger och 1 limited edition Mint to Be (som jag måste ha!) Den som jag visar här är Berry in Love.

Would you be shaking this summer? Which color would you be getting?
Vilken kommer du skaka nu till sommaren? Vilken färg vill du ha?

Price: 199kr
Where to Buy: Sephora, Kicks, Åhléns

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Say Aloha to the New Hoola Family from Benefit! (And some extras… ;))

Benefit has released a number of new products including a Hoola Family and even a few new products in the POREfessional family.

Dew the Hoola

dewthehoola
This liquid bronzer was only available in mini format in the Hoola kit and now is in fullsize!

Hoola Brush

hoola-brush-hero

A soft synthetic fiber brush that has greentinted hairs (I’m guessing because bamboo is green?) and the handle is golden bamboo. Its a tapered fluffy brush that I can imagine applies bronzers well.

Hoola Zero Tanlines

Benefit Hoola Zero Tanlines
This is an instant self-tanner that does not smell of self-tanner and gives a beautiful bronzey color.

Benefit Hoola Zero Tanlines

I like that the packaging is very attractive AND that it includes an application sponge IN the cap!

POREfessional Matte Rescue Gel (310 SEK)

Benefit porefessional matte rescue
This is the latest in the POREfessinal family that completes for those of us who are more oily in skintype. I have had issues using original POREfessional since it usually crumbled underneath my bases. I have used this product for around a week now and I’m impressed with its longevity.

POREfessional Instant Wipe out Masks ( /8 masks)

Benefit porefessional wipeout mask

I was super interested in this product and got to try out 2 masks before it was released! It’s basically a nicer porestrip that doesn’t dry on the skin which means you don’t have to rip off your living (and dead) skincells off your face but rather cleanse then scrub instead!

Cheekathon Blush Palette (595 SEK)

Benefit Cheekathon

5 Fullsize blushes in an easy palette. What to say except awesome price for great products! You get Rockateur, Dallas, Hoola, Coralista and the only blush we can’t get here in Sweden: Dandelion!

Benefit Cheekathon

There is a large mirror AND also a little brush that comes with the set! It’s limited edition so get it while it’s still in stock!

Is there anything from Benefit you’re looking forward to trying?

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My Konjac Sponge Company Pink Heart Face Sponge

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polhem konjac sponge

I actually haven’t heard of the konjac sponge company until the little event with Polhem a week or so ago. In my goodie bag was their Pink Heart Face Sponge that I got the opportunity to try.

polhem konjac sponge
I absolutely love konjac sponges and have used my fair share of them. If you don’t know much I got a few little tidbits to share about these friendly facial cleanser sponges.

The konjac sponge is a porous root veggie that is extremely popular in Asia and have gained popularity around the world. As it is a root veggie, I suggest keeping them maximum a month. They are super gentle but do exfoliate (also depending on what type of konjac sponge). Due to the exfoliation they contribute to radiance but I can say that if you’re looking for that extra glow, this sponge will disappoint!

In addition, I do know there are sponges that contain charcoal said to be good for acne but I personally don’t think that this is the solution to such skin problems. They are ideal on all skin types but work well on sensitive, dry and even rosacea affected skins. You can take your makeup off with this product just by water and any cleanser.

polhem konjac sponge
So. The Pink Heart sponge from Konjac Sponge Company is a french pink clay sponge that is awesome for reviving tired skin (Pink clay is known for caring for irritated skin). According to the company the sponge itself is 100% pure konjac from volcanic plains of UNESCO protected jeju Island which is located in South Korea. The sponge is 100% biodegradable & fully sustainable.

I did not notice much of a difference the first week of use, but the more I used it, the easier it was to take off my makeup but also get rid of the flakey skin I’ve been battling around my nose & nose piercing.

Do you use Konjac Sponges? If so which ones have you tried?

Price: 112 SEK
Where to Buy: Feelunique

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