A look at Pale Shimmer Highlighter from YAG Sweden | YAG Week

I was recently talking to my ex-coworkers about looking for a new highlighter and this one did not cross my mind until I started the idea for YAG Week and I am so happy that I rediscovered this baby since it is a beautiful highlighter!

YAG Sweden

Pale Shimmer (199kr/3g)  is a beautiful pale-pink champagne color that gives shine and luster to the cheeks but also under the brow bone or even if you like on your décolleté. I’m not all that fond of loose highlighters but this one is just too beautiful to pass up.

YAG Sweden

The packaging is super smart with a twist lock so you never dust over your makeup/travel bag! Also you can shake out the perfect amount in
the cap so you don’t waste a lot of product by just the packaging.

YAG Sweden
This is just one shake… And as you can see the color looks quite pink-ish but swatched and on the face it looks completely different!

YAG Sweden

Here’s a finger swatch and you can see it almost becomes more apricot colored but on the cheeks you get a beautiful glow instead!

What is your favorite highlighter at the moment?

Jag pratade med f.d kollegor om en ny highlighter då min Gloss of Sweden highlighter är typ slut… så tänkte jag inte alls på att jag hade en ny ifrån YAG och börjat älska den igen! Det som är så unik med denna är att den ser lite rosa ut i förpackningen, swatchad på handen så ser den aprikos ut men på huden ser den lite ljus vit lystrig! Så himla fin! Vad är din favorit highlighter just nu?

Where to buy: YAG

Read more about YAG:
A quick look,
Highlights from Hud & Kosmetikmässa
YAG Haul

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Micellar Cleansers | Liquid Gold for Lazyheads!

A lot of the skincare coming out are the all-in-ones & I love having micellar cleansers / removers in my arcenal when Travelling and or when freelancing! This trip to London, I bought myself some micellars and then I received a few too so I think I may be set for the next year!

What a micellar is is a mild water that has molecules that remove makeup and dirt by simply breaking the other molecules down. I recommend using it as a pre-cleanse to remove the heavy duty makeup on the face and eyes and then go in with a gentle cleanser afterwards.

There are so many micellars out in the market now as this trend exploded when Bioderma became huge! Bioderma just recently came to Sweden but  I have always had a little bottle in my freelance kit. You can find Bioderma at Apoteket Apotea online (Not Sponsored, Nudge: Apotea has 10% off with the code “Novemberkalas”)

micellar cleansers

I thought I would show you my top 6 micellars that I have gotten a hold of and started to love/have loved a long time:

Bioderma Sensibio H2O (250ml, 119kr)
Must have in my kit!

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (400ml, 69kr)
Just recently released a new for dry & sensitive skin! I use this one a lot for swatches as it is just so gentle and also affordable! *Åhléns also had a 20% off campaign just recently…they may still have it ongoing now!

Apoliva 3-in-1 Micellar Vatten (200ml, 99kr)
I was given a press sample to try and I do like it! super simple.

Simple Kind to Skin Micellar (200ml, 35kr)
UK must have so I must have it too! Ive tried the wipes and I love the liquid more!

Botanics Micellar 3-in-1 Cleansing Solution All Bright (250ml, 29kr)
I was on the fence about this one but I got it on clearance for 1£ so can’t complain! I felt this one took a tad bit more time to break down makeup though.

Lumene Lähde Pure Article Micellar ()
I got a mini sample of this and I LOVE this almost as much as I love my bioderma! Need to get myself a fullsize ASAP.

Have you tried Micellar cleansers? Which one is your favorite?

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? Empties No.10 | All about that Base

It’s that time again to look at my Empties!

empties 10

*Tony Moly Egg Pore Strips (79kr)

This is a great, simple, non-time consuming product. It has purifying charcoal, strengthening camellia and ‘tightening’ egg white extract to extract dirt from your pores and also close em up! You get 7 strips, more than enough!

*Filorga Optimeyes (445kr)

The most known product from Filorga that works against dark circles, swelling and lines. I like the simplicity of the packaging and the screw-top to protect the pump. I didn’t notice a HUGE difference but I did feel that it absorbed quickly and it was cooling around the eye area.

*Sephora Full Natural Concealer – 13 pink porcelain (145kr)

Everyone is going crazy for the NARS radiant Concealer but Sephora has one that is super similar! I chose hte pink porcelain to lighten and brighten. The great thing about this conmcealer is that it’s half the price and covers just as great!

*Marc Jacobs ReMarcable Foundation – bisque medium(450kr)

I love love love my Kat Von D Lock-it but sometimes I need just something else and this one was fun to try! It’s a very high concentrate so very little goes a long way! I thought I would never use up the whole bottle but I really was impressed with the formula on this one!

*Sephora Brow Pencil – 7 auburn (115kr)

I have already gone out and bought out the 3 stockholm stores for this brow pencil since it will be discontinued here in Scandinavia. Just like the Anastasia Brow wiz, just more red! With dying my hair in the warmer tones, this brow pencil is life! It’s creamy and affordable too.

*Sephora Ergonomic Buffer (115kr)

I just needed a new buffer and this one was an interesting one to try. I cannot say that it was one of the best ones and the inner rim was difficult to work with but all in all, an a-ok buffer.

What have you used up this past month? Have you tried any of these products?

Här kommer produkterna som jag har använt upp! Det finns mest bas produkter för brynen och för ansiktet. Vad har du använt denna månad? Har du testat någon av de jag använt?

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The Limited Edition Lorac Mega Pro 3 Palette is Mine!

Lorac Mega Pro Palette 3
The new Lorac Mega Pro Palette 3 is finally mine! It took ALOT to get it home but I’m so happy to be able to have it as I do have the other 2 in the series haha! This palette is a limited edition holiday palette with 32 shimmer and matte shadows.

Lorac Mega Pro Palette 3

This year’s Mega Pro is a slim white palette with Lorac’s logo in rose gold. Not my favorite of packaging as makeup gets dirty so this palette will look like one hot mess once it’s used! Just as previous years,. there is a large mirror and it is slim in size making it quite travel & storage friendly. I do love the fact that the eyeshadow names are yet again printed below the shadows too.

Lorac Mega Pro Palette 3

The color range is beautiful, they come in quite cooler nudes in comparison to earlier palettes and I don’t find that the palette matches up to the previous palettes which is a plus in my (collector’s) book! The shadows are Lorac Quality – very creamy. but very dusty. They apply well if you’re careful.  Even with my previous mega pros, the colors did dust up quite a bit and so I wasn’t expecting any less with this palette. The colors did dust and again, with the packaging… Well, not the best for the quality of the shadows. So as I usually say…Don’t forget your primer!

I’ll swatch ’em in quads so the colors are easy to see.

Lorac Mega Pro Palette 3

Lorac Mega Pro Palette 3

Pink Cream, Tan, Pecan, Walnut

Lorac Mega Pro Palette 3

Crepe, Toffee, Mist, Vintage

Lorac Mega Pro Palette 3

Lorac Mega Pro Palette 3

Dusty Mauve, Violet Gray, Eggplant, Dark Navy

Lorac Mega Pro Palette 3

Hickory, Maple, Bark, Jet Black

Lorac Mega Pro Palette 3

Lorac Mega Pro Palette 3

Snow, Cava, Cider, Bellini

Lorac Mega Pro Palette 3

Brown Sugar, Sequoia, Glacier, Deep Fog

Lorac Mega Pro Palette 3

Lorac Mega Pro Palette 3

Tulle, Pink Bronze, Rust, Rose Quartz

Lorac Mega Pro Palette 3

Olive, Dark Roast, Pomegranate, Licorice

Lorac Mega Pro Palette 3

I love the pigmentation, not all that crazy about the dusting and I just am a sucker for these mega pros and want to collect them all!

Where to Buy: Ulta.com
Release: Limited Edition, October 2016

Här en äntligen en look in på Loracs nya Mega Pro 3 Palett! Sååå fin är den, så synd den är svår att få tag på… :(

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A Close Shave | Review of Grevinnans Rum Shaving Creams

Introducing Mr Charming and Nordic Star, two shaving creams from Grevinnans Rum that will give you the closest shave!

hud kosmetik mässa 2016

I met Karin from Grevinnans Rum at the Hud & Kosmetikmässa this year and we just hugged long and hard since it’s been forever since I saw her! Grevinnans Rum is located in Gränna, just outside of Jönköping where I studied and called home for a number of years! Anyway, during the exhibition, I was able to order a few new products and these two shaving creams were a must have since they were just so yummy to look at – she even demo-ed the way they lathered on my Snapchat.

Jag äntligen fått hem mina raktvålar från Grevinnans rum som jag träffade på Hud & Kosmetikmässan i år.

Grevinnans Rum Shaving Creams

grevinnansrum shaving cream mr. charming

Grevinnans Rum Shaving Creams

Who wouldn’t want Mr. Charming rubbing up against your legs? haha! This is a shaving cream that works for both men and women and works on all body parts! It has a scent of Licorice and Lavender though I do get more of a hint of the licorice more! Mr. Charming has charcoal which is deep cleansing but also ingredients such as shea butter, cacao butter, and also coconut oiil. It is recommended to leave the product on the skin a tad longer before shaving to moisturize and soften the skin!

 De här raktvålar passar både män & kvinnor och doftar hur god som helst! Mr. Charming innehåller charcoal som är djuprengörande och även innehåller Olivolja, sheasmör, cacaosmör, cocosolja, charcoal, & havresilk! Utöver så dofter det lakrits & lavendel. 

grevinnansrum shaving cream nordic star

Grevinnans Rum Shaving Creams

This one’s truely a star! It has such an amazing scent combination of patchouli, citrus and eucaluptus! Again, it also has olive oil, shea butter, cacoa butter, coconut oil but also has kaolin and aloevera. You really do feel like a star when using this shaving cream as it just gives me an extra confidence boost!

Nordic Star är den andra som känns som pure lyx!  Den doftar patchouli, citrus och lite eucaluptus och även innehåller Olivolja, sheasmör, cacaosmör, cocosolja, kaolin, havresilk, & aloevera. En liten tips är att låta det smälta lite i huden innan man rakar, då kommer huden känns mjuk & återfuktad!

What are your thoughts on Shaving Creams? Do you shave or wax your legs? arms? bodyparts?

 

Price: 289kr, 169kr / 200ml, 60ml
Where to Buy: Grevinnans Rum, LL Hudvård Falköping, Mr. Barbershop Jönköping, S
und hudvård Helsingborg, Reuterklou hudvård Stockholm
& även i fler som kommer inom veckan i Stockholm!

 

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