Look of the Day – A Splash of Creativity

I did not get around to posting this look before the New Years so this post is just a tad bit late. We had an all out BeautyPark theme at work so I decided on doing a look inspired by Cirque de Soleil!
/Jag hade tyvärr inte tiden att visa er denna look innan nya året så det kommer så här en vecka sent.

Isadora Natural Matte Foundation
Models Own Loose Powder
Lorac Pro Contour Palette
BECCA Shimmer Highlighter – Moonstone
BECCA Shimmer Highlighter – Prismatic Amathyst
Kat Von D Alchemist Palette


NYX Jumbo Pencil – Milk
Lit Cosmetics Glitter – Oprah nr. 3
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner – Trooper
Kat Von D Ink Liner – Neruda
Sephora Liquid Eyeliner – Burgundy
Sephora Duo Eyeliner – Limited Edition (Yellow Liquid liner)
Sleek ACID Palette
Depend False Lashes – Limited Edition Grey Flare
Random Rhinestones size 0,5 and 1,5mm

Kat Von D Everlasting Lipstick – Backstage Bambi
Sephora Lipstick – Escape to Rio – Neon Pink

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Photoshop in a Bottle? * Deciem NIOD Photography Fluid – Opacity 8%

NIOD Photography Fluid Opacity 8% is said to be like an Instagram filter – Imagine a product that works with your skin to create a blurring effect.

/NIOD Photography Fluid Opacity 8% sägs vara ett Instagram filter – Tänk dig en produkt som fungerar med din hud för att skapa en blurring effekt.

I was super happy to hear that Deciem NIOD has entered the Swedish Market but they planned their press event on Black Friday last year…The most busiest work day for retail so I unfortunately had to miss it. I got in touch and they were so kind as to send me a sample of their Photography Fluid Opacity 8%.
/Jag var super glad att höra att Deciem NIOD har gått in på den svenska marknaden men de planerade sitt pressmorgon på Black Friday… Den mest jobbigaste arbetsdagen för detaljhandeln så jag tyvärr fick missa det. Jag kom i kontakt med de i efterhand och de var så snäll att skicka mig derasPhotography Fluid Opacity 8%.

About the Product

The product comes in a brown pipette bottle that is said to have numerous particles that are ultra-fine and light refracting. It also has blurring prisms to blur pores. There are also nano correctors to work with evenness. The product is said to have “mesh adherence technology” to allow it to stay on the face but also “oil free hydration bio sugar complex” to allow hydration but still keeping the finish.
/Produkten kommer i en brun pipett flaska som sägs ha många partiklar som är ultrafina och “light refracting”. Det har också blurring-prismer för att sudda bort porer. Det finns också nano korrektorer att arbeta med jämnhet. Produkten sägs ha “nätadhäftningsteknologi” för att hjälpa produkten sitta kvar på ansiktet men också ger fukt under dagen.

There are 2 types of this product: 8% and 12% – 12% would have been optimal for my skin. 8% is more of a bronze-tan shade that would be perfect for deeper skintones but I have been able to blend it with other products to make it look good on my skin.
/Det finns 2 typer av denna produkt: 8% och 12% – 12% skulle ha varit optimala för min hud. 8% är mer av en brons-brun i nyans som skulle vara perfekt för mörkare hudtoner men jag blandade den med andra produkter för att få det att se bra ut på min hud.

My Thoughts

I like the lightweight feel and the adjustability of the product. I would have rather tried the 12% but feel that the 8% may work better for me during the summer.
/Jag gillar att den har en lätt känsla och det går att justera produkten. Jag skulle hellre ha testat den 12% men känner att 8% kan fungera bättre för mig under sommaren.

In person, this product looks nice and blurs my pores and a few of my darker pigments (around the lips) well. I was not as oily in skin after a full day of usage.
/IRL ser den riktigt fin ut och man ser att den suddar bort mina porer och några av mina mörkare pigment (runt läpparna) väl. Jag var inte så oljigefter en hel dag.

A little side note…I am not a huge fan of the bottle for this particular type of product. I felt that the product gets stuck in the pipette and for the price, I would have liked it to come in a tube or something I can squeeze every single drop of it from.
/Utöver så var jag inte en stor fan av flaskan – iaf för denna typ av produkt. Jag kände att produkten fastnar i pipetten och för priset hade jag velat det komma i en tub eller något jag kan klämma ut varje droppe av produkten.

What is your thoughts? Have you tried anything from NIOD yet? What is your photoshop/filter “in a bottle” product?
/Vad är dina tankar? Har du provat någonting från NIOD än? Vad är din Photoshop / filter “i en flaska” produkt?

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Multimasking with L’Oréal’s Pure Clay Masks

Emoji or smurf? I am loving the fact that masks are just popping up here and there with different formulas, different uses and in multiple colors!
/Emoji eller smurf? Jag älskar att masker bara dyker upp här och där med olika formulas, olika användningsområden och i flera färger!

I have been interested in trying new masks out and L’Oréal sent me the Pure Clay Brightening and Pure Clay Anti-Blemish masks and this is what I experienced.

/Jag har varit intresserad av att prova nya masker och L’Oréal skickade mig både Pure Clay Brightening och Pure Clay Anti-Blemish masker. Detta är hur jag upplevt produkterna.

Pure Clay Brightening Mask – Yellow

The Brightening mask (139kr) is said to be a combination of clays including kaolin, montmorillonite and ghassoul with extracts of yuzu. The yellow mask has a bit of exfoliation within the mask and is created with peach seeds that would give the skin an even tone and lustre. The mask is to be used 2-3 times a week but I have noticed that just once a week does the trick!
/Den Brightening mask (139kr) sägs vara en kombination av lera: kaolin, montmorillonit och ghassoul och även har extrakt av yuzu. Den gula masken har lite exfoliering och är skapad med persikakärnor som skulle ge huden en jämn ton och lyster. Masken ska användas 2-3 gånger i veckan men jag har märkt att bara en gång i veckan gör tricket!

Pure Clay Anti-Blemish Mask – Blue

The Anti-Blemish Mask (139kr) is again made with a combination of the 3 clays but also seaweed that works on blemishes. The mask claims to reduce blackheads and also tightens pores. Again, the mask should be used 2-3 times a week.
/Anti-Blemish Mask (139kr) görs återigen med en kombination av de tre lera men även innehåller sjöalgae som jobbar på blemmor. Masken hävdar att man reducerar pormaskar och stramar porerna. Återigen ska masken användas 2-3 gånger i veckan.

Thoughts

I like combining these two masks as my skin is in need of both depending on the area. My Tzone is prone to larger pores and blackheads whereas my cheeks are always in need for more even tone. I feel that after just one use the masks work well as my skin feels softer, smoother and cleansed. After using it 3 times in a week, my skin felt moisturized and again, even in tone. The scrub in the brightening mask was not harsh and did not irritate my skin.
/Jag gillar att kombinera dessa två masker eftersom min hud har behov av båda, beroende på området. Min Tzone har större porer och poremasker medan mina kinder är alltid i behov av en mer jämn ton. Jag känner att maskerna fungerar efter en enda användning eftersom min hud känns mjukare  och ren. Efter att ha använt det 3 gånger i veckan, kände jag att min hud mådde bra och även jämn. Skrubben i den gula masken var inte hård och irriterade inte min hud.

I find using face masks a way to unwind infront of my tv and just bringing the spa home with me. I feel that the scent of these masks are mild and the result I get from them are exactly what I like in masks. The feeling of cleansed skin and evenness before applying my skincare routine. I would definitely recommend trying these masks out if you are looking for masks that would make your skin feel like a blank canvas.
/Jag tycker att ansiktsmasker är ett sätt att varva ner framför tvn och bara ta med spa hem med mig. Jag tycker att doften av både maskerna är mild och resultatet jag får av dem är precis vad jag gillar i masker. Känslan av ren hud och jämnhet innan jag applicerar min hudvård rutin. Jag skulle definitivt rekommendera att ge dessa masker en chans om du letar efter masker som skulle göra din hud jämt som en tom canvas.

Have you tried the L’Oréal Masks? Which one is your favorite? Do you multimask?
/Har du provat L’Oréal Masks? Vilken är din favorit? Brukar du multimask-a?

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Lets Compare! Dr. Lipp vs. Lanolips

During my Christmas Calendar, many of you wanted me to do more comparisons, dupe-like posts. This was something I did when I had my YouTube Channel but I didnt get many responses on them so I stopped. This post will be about two lip products: Dr. Lipp & Lanolips. 

/Under min julkalender ville många av er att jag skulle göra mer jämförelser, dupe-liknande inlägg. Detta var något jag gjorde när jag hade min YouTube-kanal men jag fick inte många svar på dem så jag slutade. Detta inlägg kommer att handla om två läppprodukter: Dr. Lipp & Lanolips.

Dr. Lipp

Dr. Lipp has been raved about for years. It is with medical grade lanolin and can be used for everything. Originally though it was for chapped nipples and just a must have in all Make Up Artist kits.
/Dr Lipp har varit omtalat mycket i åratal. Det är med medical grade lanolin och kan användas till allt. Ursprungligen var det för torra bröstvårtor och bara ett must-have i alla Make Up Artist-kit.

LanoLips

 We just recently got in Lanolips to Sephora (scandi) and it is an Australian brand with basically the same ingredients – medical grade lanolin. The Fruities collection include flavors such as Strawberry, Apple and peach and also have Vitamin E.
/Vi har nyligen köpt Lanolips till Sephora (scandi) och det är ett australiskt märke med i stort sett samma ingredienser – medicinsk lanolin. Fruktkollektionen innehåller smaker som jordgubb, äpple och persika och har också vitamin E.

The Comparison

 

Dr. Lipp

Lanolips

159 Kr / 15ml 125kr/10g or 145kr/15g
Transparent Slight Color
Mild Scent Fruity/Sweet Scents
Thick consistency Thinner Consistency
Tube without application tip

Tube with application tip

The Verdict

There is slight differences but not enough to say one is better than the other. I personally like lanolips more as I do like the fact that it comes with an application tip allowing the possibility to apply directly onto the lips. I also like that there are different types of lanolips which makes it a great base for lip products. Dr. lipp is also a good product however it is just too thick for my lips but great for other dry areas like my elbows or feet.
/Det finns små skillnader men inte tillräckligt för att säga att en är bättre än den andra. Jag gillar personligen lanolips mer då jag tycker om att det kommer med en applikationsspets som gör det möjligt att applicera direkt på läpparna. Jag tycker också att det finns olika typer av lanolips som gör den till en utmärkt bas för läppsprodukter. Dr lipp är också en bra produkt men det är bara för tjock för mina läppar men bra för andra torra områden som min armbågar eller fötter.

It’s a Tie. They are both just as great. Depends on if you want just function or a little extra taste.
/Det blev oavgjort. De är båda lika bra. Beroende på om du bara vill ha funktion eller lite extra smak.

Have you tried Dr. Lipp? How about Lanolips? Which one do you like more?
/Har du provat Dr. Lipp? Vad sägs om Lanolips? Vilken tycker du mer om?

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A Look at Sephora Collection #Lipstories

I was setting up the new lipstick assortment at work and I wanted to share some swatches of the product as there are 30 shades total!

/Jag fixade med nya läppisar från jobbet och jag ville visa er alla swatches då det finns 30 nya nyanser!!

 

The Sephora collection Lip Stories lipsticks come in Matte, Cream and Metal finishes and as already mentioned, 30 shades. They cost 105kr and come in environmental friendly cardboard/plastic packaging that are inspired by instagram # stories.
/Sephora collection Lip Stories läppstifter kommer i Matte, Cream och Metalliska finishes och det finns 30 färger totalt. De kostar 105kr per st och kommer i papp förpackningar. De är också inspirerad av Instagram… därför heter de LipStories och alla har olika motiv på!

LIPSTORIES: 1,2,3,6

LIPSTORIES: 24,26,27,29

LIPSTORIES: 7,9,10,31,32

7,9,10,31,32

 

LIPSTORIES: 33, 11, 20, 22

LIPSTORIES: 36, 42, 39

LIPSTORIES: 44, 25, 45, 46

LIPSTORIES: 13, 14, 17, 19

Which Lip Stories is your favorite? Would you be picking up any of these?
/Vilken är din favorit? Kommer du köpa någon av dessa läppstifter?

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Take 3, Get 3 – My KIKO Sale Haul

Unfortunately the KIKO Store at the mall I work at will be closing down soon so not only do they have their Mid-Season Sale, they are also having a Take 3, Get 3 free offer.
/Tyvärr kommer KIKO i köpcentret jag jobbar på stänga snart, så de har sinMid-Season Sale men också ett Take 3, få 3 gratis erbjudande.

I was only looking to pick up the holographic 3 piece travel pack but then.. I ended up filling up on new brushes and a few new makeup items from their Christmas Collections.
/Jag letade bara efter att köpa det holografiska 3-del resepaketet men då .. Jag fyllde på med nya borstar och några nya sminkprodukter från deras julkollektioner.

The Holographic 3 Piece Travel Set (org. 419kr, Sale 209kr) is a clear case that opens on the top and fits 2 holographic bags inside. I am always on the look out for a new way to store my stuff when I travel and I liked the way this set was formed. It was part of the Arctic Collection and unfortunately sold out online but can be found in a few stores stil. The XL size is awesome too since it comes with 4 pieces instead but it was sold out.
/Holographic 3 Piece Travel Set (org. 419kr, Rea 209kr) är ett genomskynlig reseförpackning som öppnar längst upp och har 2 holografiska väskor inuti. Jag är alltid ute efter ett nytt sätt att resa med mina saker och jag gillade hur den här uppsättningen var. Det var en del av Arctic kollektionen och säljs tyvärr inte online men finns i några butiker. XL-storleken är också fantastisk eftersom den kommer med 4 delar istället men den var slutsåld också.

Also from the Arctic Collection, I picked up the two brush sets: Brush Kit (Org. 299kr, Sale 209kr) and the Travel Brush Kit (Org. 295kr, Sale 206kr).
/Från Arctic Kollektionen så köpte jag både penselkit – Brush Kit (Org. 299kr, Rea 209kr) och Travel Brush Kit (Org. 295kr, Rea 206kr).

Brush Kit Includes:

  • Face Brush
  • Angled Brush
  • Mascara Wand
  • Sponge Applicator

Travel Brush Kit Includes:

  • Mini Face Brush
  • Mini Angled Brush
  • Duo Applicator Brush
  • MascaraWand & Angled Brush Duo

As for my Freebies!

As mentioned, when buying 3 items, I would get 3 products of my choice (cheapest) for free. These are the 3 I picked up.
/Som nämnts, när jag köpte 3 produkter, skulle jag få 3 valfria produkter (billigaste) gratis. Jag valde dessa tre.

I picked up the Multipurpose Kabuki Brush (Org. 199kr, Sale 99kr) which, to be honest, isn’t something I ever thought I would need but I decided it would be fun to try out. We have one at Sephora, I have seen H&M also recreate it and KIKO among many other companies so we’ll see!


/Jag köpte Multipurpose Kabuki Brush (Org. 199kr, Rea 99kr) som, för att vara ärlig, var inte något jag någonsin trodde att jag skulle behöva men jag bestämde mig för att det skulle vara kul att prova. Vi har en på Sephora, jag har sett H & M också återskapa den och KIKO bland många andra företag..så vi får se!

The Baked blushes from KIKO have been a favorite for years and I really liked the way the 01 Marmoreal Biscuit Baked Blush (Org. 199kr, Sale 139kr) looked from the Arctic Collection sooo… I used it as my second freebie. It comes in a silver cloth pouch and a metallic casing! The color is warm and can be used year round!

/Baked rouge från KIKO har varit en favorit i åratal och jag gillade verkligen hur 01 Marmoreal Biscuit Baked Blush (Org. 199kr, Försäljning 139kr) såg ut. Den tillhör också den Arctic Kollektionen. Jag använde den som min andra freebie. Den kommer i en silverpåse och ett metaldosa! Färgen är varm och kan användas året runt!

My last choice was the Smart Cult Eyeshadow palette in 01 Matte Revolution (Org. 199kr, Sale 139kr). This palette houses 12 matte shades ranging from some neutrals and many colorfuls. There is also a glittery palette but I felt that it had too much fall out for me to justify picking that one and plus, I liked the color mix in this palette over the glittery one.


/Mitt sista val var Smart Cult Eyeshadow palette in 01 Matte Revolution (Org. 199kr, Rea 139kr). Denna palett håller 12 matta nyanser – några neutrals och några färgstarka. Det finns också en glitter palett men jag kände att det hade för mycket fall-out för att motivera att välja den. Plus… Jag tyckte om färgblandningen i den här paletten över den glittrande.

Have you looked at KIKOs sale? What will you be picking up?
/Har du tittat på KIKOs Rea? Vad kommer du att köpa?

 

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My Year in Review 2017 🎊

I few years ago, I saw a tag about reflecting over the past year and new years resolutions.

The past 2 years I did a reflection post which was long and text-y… so…This year I thought I would do a new version as this year has been filled with transitions.

What have been your favorite posts this year to make?

I loved sharing some more personal posts this year and a few more personal thoughts like my Monday Matters on the Reset Button or when I have been transitioning jobs or getting engaged!

What has been your biggest success or opportunity this year?

Being able to transition so smoothly between jobs, I must say that my biggest opportunity this year was having fantastic co-workers who had made it a learning process that was easier to process. I guess my biggest success this year was just being able to breathe. To understand who I am better and to be able to ground myself more.

What has been your biggest set-back or challenge?

As mentioned already… This year has been just filled with transitions. I left a job, started a new job, then left that job to not know what I wanted to do… and so I ended up boomerang-ing back to Sephora for awhile. I had to take more than a few breaks from social media which was also super tough.

What’s been your biggest beauty or fashion change this year?

Well. Not much! I have had more of a health change this year – both mentally and physically. This question is quite connected to the previous one. But instead of wollowing in self-pity, I also decided on investing in a Personal Trainer and I lost a lot of weight and gained a lot of perspective instead.

What was your most expensive or most prized purchase this year?

I started shopping my stash more this year and took a step back from buying every single new collection that has come into stores. With that said, I did get myself the Saints & Sinners Palette from KvD!

Which events are most memorable this year?

  • DaisyExpo was such a highlight – to be able to work behind the scenes and help out with the exhibitors was amazing… and to of course meet my fellow bloggers.
  • Daisy Beauty Gala was also a pleasure to work with – just before Krizz went on maternity leave…literally. It was the first of its kind and we all were very proud of the work we put in.
  • Cosmoprof, Bologna with Kicki and the team was very memorable and I felt truly blessed to have been able to learn and love these amazing people who took me under their wing even though I am not of a journalistic background.
  • Daisy Beauty Cruise was filled with amazing brands and coworkers and it was bittersweet saying goodbye to being the Sales Executive at DaisyBeauty.
  • Real Techniques was soo much fun hanging out with other influensers that I havent seen for awhile. It was also cool to share with you all how I got my screen name PixiJasmine. I also got to know Frida at MakeupbyEkholm much better!
  • Hud & Kosmetik Mässa was fun to walk around and meet old and new friends. It was amazing to learn about new brands and also new products that are to be released/are already released.

Memorable Trips?

London

London was memorable since we travelled in January and I was also able to meet childhood friends which means the world to me.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas was seriously a trip that I would remember for a lifetime. It was when I was able to truly find myself and who I want to be. To com to terms with dealing with loss and learning acceptance.

London…again. I booked a spontaneous weekend in London and he proposed. I said yes. I cried. I got a migraine and then we ate at Shake Shack. Read more on that here.

What have you been most thankful for this year?

Being able to accept that I am enough. I am thankful for the meetings I have been able to have with old and new friendships. To realize my worth and A. A has been with me through some tough transitions that I was unsure I would have been able to deal with on my own.

Thank you all for allowing me to share my journey with you and I hope you have a great 2018.

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A Sparkle Sparkle New Years Look

Soon new years and it has been awhile since I’ve posted any looks here. This one is one I did for work… I hope you all like and maybe get inspired for your new years looks!

Isadora Natural Matte Foundation
Models Own Loose Powder
Lorac Pro Contour Palette
BECCA Cosmetics – Shimmering Skin Perfector – Moonstone


NYX Jumbo Pencil – Black Bean
Violet Voss – Holy Grail Palette – Wine n Dine, Teddy Bear
Kat Von D Shade+Light Eye contour Palette – Shax
Lit Cosmetics – Nightlife S3
Loose Shift Glitter (inner eye)

Kat Von D Everlasting Lipstick – Lovecraft
Kat Von D Everlasting Lipstick – Exorcism

What will you be doing this New Years?

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