I am Divine… A Limited Kat Von D Palette that I just needed to get…

I am a palette junkie and all you who have followed me for awhile know that I just cannot resist a palette and my Kat Von D Beauty products! I recently purchased this one and finally have gotten around to playing with it.

/Jag är en palett junkie och ni som har följt mig  vet att jag kan inte motstå en palett och mina Kat Von D Beauty-produkter! Jag köpte denna nyligen och har äntligen kommit runt att leka lite mer med färgerna!

I Am Divine Packaging & Colors

The I am Divine Palette (ca. 330kr) is a pretty slim palette housing 8 shadows that are both matte and shimmer. They are on the blue-green and grey scale. I love the eyebrows on the mirror too!

/I am Divine Palette (ca. 330kr)  är en ganska tunn palett med 8 skuggor som är både matt och skimrande. Paletten är i den blågrön och grå skala. Det finns ett par bryn på spegeln också!

The palette is inspired by Divine which is one of Kat Von Ds Muses. I find that the colors are gorgeous but it may be necessary to combine this palette with other ones as there are many bold shades in this palette. I can definitely see many bright looks with this one!

/Paletten är inspirerad av Divine som är Kat Von Ds muse. Jag älskar nyanserna men det kan vara bra att kombinera denna palett med andra paletter då du kommer inte få så många neutrala looker. Jag kan se många starka looks med denna!

The Swatches

Without a primer and in daylight, these swatches are amazing. The Eyeshadows are creamy and super easy to apply with and without an eyeshadow brush.
/Utan primer och i dagsljus alla swatches ser fantastiska ut. Skuggorna är krämiga och lätt att applicera med borste.

What do you think of these kind of limited edition products? Would you be purchasing this one?

/Vad tycks om denna limited edition palett? Skulle du köpa den? Varför?

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A Quick look at NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette

We have waited long enough for the new Spring Collection from NARS to fall into place and I was able to finally swatch and play with the products so I decided I would do a quick post showing you the palette from the collection!

/Vi har väntat länge för att den nya vårkollektionen från NARS och äntligen kunde jag göra swatches och leka med produkterna så jag bestämde mig för att jag skulle göra ett snabbt inlägg på paletten.

The Packaging

The NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette comes in simple packaging with a pixelized eye image and metallic text. You can hold it in one hand and it comes with a large mirror.

/Narsissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette kommer i en enkel förpackning med en pixeliserad ögonbild och metallisk text. Du kan hålla den i handen smidigt och den kommer med en stor spegel.

The Shades

The Wanted Eyeshadow Palette has 12 eyeshadows which metallic eyeshadows as well as some mattes and satins. The palette is described as a product that has pure pigment formula in which you can get “intense color payoff in one stroke” however, I personally did not really get that feeling and you will see why in the swatches.

/The Wanted Eyeshadow Palette har 12 ögonskuggor med metalliska ögonskuggor samt några mattes och satins. Paletten beskrivs som en produkt med en ren pigment formula där du kan få “intensive color payoff in one stroke” men jag fick inte den känslan och du kommer att se varför i swatches nedan.

My Thoughts

If you want this palette to work for you, I would recommend using a primer and your fingers and/or a brush that is more damp as they give a lot of fall out and unfortunately did not give that one-stroke payoff. With that said, it is a beautiful palette but just not a palette I personally would use and love often.

/Om du vill att denna palett ska funka bra, skulle jag rekommendera att använda en primer och fingrar och / eller en pensel som är mer fuktig eftersom de ger en hel del fallout… och tyvärr inte den one-stroke payoff. Med det sagt så är den en vacker palett men bara inte en palett som jag personligen skulle använda och älska ofta.

What are your thoughts on the NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette?
/Vad är dina tankar på NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette?

 

 

 

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BeautyGlazed Pressed Glitter Bar Palettes * You asked, I tell…

I did a look just recently using one of the Presssed Glitter Bar palettes and I got so many PMs about it so I decided to talk about them after a few ifs and buts.

I bought the Beauty Glazed Palettes when I also bought the Jolie Beauty Bomb Dot Com palette. I got a lot of questions about the Jolie Beauty palette which was then released on Brallis.se just a week or so afterwards. I bought that palette on the Jolie Beauty website.

The Brand

Beauty Glazed is super difficult to find a lot of information on – They provide a website on the back of the palettes but the website never loads. I found their facebook page and there the adress leads to Pakistan…whereas the Distribution on the palette is Hong Kong and produced in China. Many question marks.

I already knew that the brand is a copy-cat brand as they do have dupes for the Jaclyn Hill palette, NYX Ultimates and even Huda Beautys Desert Dust Palette. I have found a number of positive videos on YouTube and blogposts so I am quite on the fence about this brand as there is no background to know who, what, where the product comes from.

The Packaging

I basically went on a full on glitter binge and bought a number of palettes and these two were quite unique. They are Slim smaller sized cardboard palettes with 6 large pans each. There is an internal magnet to hold the palette together which is great since it is a cream-based product.

Ingredients

Things to know about the ingredients that many may react to… Now I am OVER simplifying here but good to know…

Mineral oil – Most cosmetic products use safe mineral oils which can be good for your skin. Myth that mineral oil used in cosmetics is non/purified, industrial-grade. With that said, I cannot 100% guarantee where this mineral oil is from.
Polyisobutene – A Binding Agent, not dangerous in cosmetics.
Aluminum Powder – Restricted by FDA, especially for lip products.
BHA – anticipated to be a human carcinogen and can cause skin depigmentation. EU considers this unsafe in Fragrances.

With that said…not sure if I can trust the list to 100%. More on that under My Thoughts.

Swatches

Mind you, this product is a cream with quite chunky glitter so I suggest best with fingertips which is also mentioned on the back of the palettes. I also dab the product where I want it so it gives off maximum effect. No primer under and they sit all day after application.

ES-01 Palette

ES-02 Palette

I also picked up their Original 15 Ultra Pigmented Glitter Shadows so if you want to see that palette in more detail, let me know in the comments or through PM!

My Thoughts

On the back you get the Ingredients, what they may contain, directions and also distribution information. The product is distributed in Hong Kong but made in China so take what you may from that information. Also there are the icons on the back including a Cruelty Free PETA bunny, as well as a 24m jar and a recycling icon. I did not find the brand on PETAs list. Also if you look closely, it says “crucityfree”…. I did not get any insert or information with my palettes but I saw a number of people who did so I screenshot that information below:

Photo from Allison Jacobs on YouTube

When I did a search on Seed Beauty… Well. They are based in California and is the parent company to ColourPop. Confusing right? I can keep going with this but I will leave it there.

Questionable company but as for the product, I really like these palettes since they are super affordable for glitters that you may not use on the daily. I work with theme makeup at work so it is nice to have other options than gluing rhinestones (which I also love by the way) and it is more quick and efficient. I love to color mixtures in all the pans. I was not very impressed with is that they all have different amounts in the pans so you are not getting the same amount of each product.

I really wished I did not like the palettes as much as I do as I would really have liked to feel more safe in regards to ingredients and to where my money is going to and contribute to a safer Beauty Community.

What do you think of Dupe Brands like Beauty Glazed?
What did you think of the palettes? Weigh in on the conversation below!

Where to Buy: Amazon (Search: Beauty Glazed Pressed Glitter)
Price: Ca. 75 SEK ($9)

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A First Look at Kat Von Ds Shade+Light GLIMMER Palette

After my Fiancé proposed, and my migraine subsided – We went to Debenhams and picked up 3 things from the Kat Von D Stand and this was one of them.

The Shade+Light Glimmer Palette. This palette will come to Scandinavia very soon but I just couldn’t NOT get it while I had it infront of me!
/Efter min kille friade och min migrän försvann så gick vi till Debenhamns och köpte lite från Kat Von D. Shade+Light Glimmer Palette kommer snart till Sverige men jag kunde inte hålla mig!

This palette is beautiful and filled with 12 beautiful shimmery shades.
Paletten håller 12 shimmer skuggor!

Packaging

Let’s talk packaging first since I am a sucker for pretty packaging! This one is just like the other Shade+Light palettes but it has a reflective holographic gold texting to it.
/Ska vi prata lite om förpackningen? Jag älskar denna – även om den ser ut som de andra Shade Light paletter denna har lite holografiska detaljer.


On the top is the name and again, the holographic gold.
/Översta sidan har namnet och även finns i holo-guld.


The palette is similar to the newer refill palettes from the Shade+Light series. It has the embossed name and it is more plastic-y. Not a HUGE fan of the newer packaging but I prefer the cardboard palettes over plastic ones.
/Paletten är ganska lik nya refill paletten från Shade Light serien. Namnet sticker ut lite och känns mer plast aktig. Jag gillar inte plasten då jag gillar mina cardboard paletter – lättare att resa med och väger inte lika mycket.


The Embossing

The Inside

This is the inside and a closer look at the colors. Just as the other palettes, this one is also divided into 3 sections: Cool, Neutral and Warm tones.
/Insidan ser ni har 3 delar, återigen som de andra Shade Light paletter. Det finns cool, neutral och warm toner.

And the names on the back of the palette with the colors. The palette unfortunately does not have the colored back but just silver frames.
/Och här ser ni namnet på alla skuggor. Tyvärr så färg finns endast på yttre förpackningen. På själva paletten så är det bara svart och silver.

Swatches

Porcelain, Copper, Bronze, Stirling

Dusk, Cinder, Onyx, Glacier

Dune, Rust, Jasper, Quartz

My Overall Impression

I do love this palette but not as much as the original Shade+Light Eye Contour Palette (all mattes). I did notice a bit of fall out especially with the lighter shades but not so much that I was bothered by it. They were easy to blend and just a beautiful range of neutral shades with the shimmer finish. With that said, the combination of the two palettes do make a great duo and you have many options to different looks for all occasions.
/Jag gillar paletten men inte lika mycket som originalen som innehåller bara matta nyanserna. Jag kände att skuggorna blev lite dammig men jag var inte heeellltt störd över det. Skuggorna är lätt att sudda med och nyanserna är super användbar. Jag gillar att kombinera både paletterna och kommer nog göra massa olika looker med de. 

Coming Soon to Sephora Scandinavia!

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Minature Palettes from Sephora Scandi…

The Spring Collection at Sephora Scandinavia have come out and I thought I would swatch them and get an overall opinion on them. This is a look at the three new miniature palettes from Sephora Collection.

 

These are three new mini palettes (120kr/st) that look like eyelash boxes – They open up like their limited edition palettes did during past holiday seasons. Inside, you can find a mini tutorial too.
/Här en en liten koll in på sephoras nya mini paletter (120kr/st) som ser ut som liten lådor till fransar med ögonen på! De har inga speglar men har en mini tutorial i. Lätt att sminka med, swatchar bra utan primer (men snyggast med!) och jag tycker att de blir bra att resa med. 

NOUGAT

Swatches: Chantilly, Coffee, Praline, Pecan, Blackberry, Meringue

DONUT

Swatches: Cream, Candy, Almond, Honey, Chestnut, Cassis

COOKIE

Swatches: Vanilla, Biscuit, Peanut, Caramel, Cocoa, Popcorn

The Verdict

I liked that they swatched well and were not at all dusty. I have played with them on the eyelid and would recommend an eye primer to make the colors pop a bit more. I like the combination of the mattes with the shimmers and they are small palettes making them easy to travel with.

Which one is your favorite?

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Some News came in…

I have been MIA on here since I have just had WAAAAYY too much happening at work and in my private life so I just had to take a mini break.

On my Insta-stories I showed just a few products I have gotten in recently and I thought I would just show them here too. I will get around to doing swatches and play with them more soon.

/Jag har fått in några nyheter och då jag har haft för mycket på jobbet och privat så har jag inte hunnit gå genom allting. Jag gjorde en Insta-stories och visade upp produkterna där men tänkte det skulle vara bra att visa er här också.

KISS Blow Out Lashes

New Lashes will be making their way and I am super excited to try these out! Beehive is a full out volume lash whereas Pixie is volume and separation.
/Nya fransar från KISS – Pixie och Beehive!

KISS GLAM FANTASY & IMPRESS

These are not the only two nails that I got a hold of from KISS but they are super pretty! I love imPRESS since they are easy to apply and easy to exchange. I always get compliments when I have Glam Fantasy nails on and the new ones are just beautiful!
/Jag har fått ännu mer naglar från imPRESS och Gel Fantasy. Jag älskar de här och de nya designs är såå snygga!

TOO FACED

From work, I was given the White Chocolate Bar! It just smells like chocolate and has cooler tones. More swatches and that to come, I promise!
/Från jobbet fått jag den White Chocolate Bar. Den doftar gott och har kallare toner. Jag lovar jag kommer swatcha och göra looks med denna!

DEPEND BEYOND REALITY

The new 7 day collection is just dreamy and spring and gorgeous! I picked out 3 favorites already but I must get these on my nails NOW.
/7 Day kollektionen från Depend har kommit in och fy va snygga de är! Jag får vårkänslor av de och har redan hittat 3 favoriter.

SHISEIDO

I saw these at work and I am super intrigued! The brush bends and they give length, volume and separation.
/Jag såg Shiseidos mascara på jobbet och jag var super sugen på att testa så de skickade de till mig för att testa! 

PALINA

At the Daisy Expo, I was talking to Lina from Palina about SPF and moisture for my skin so they sent this baby to me and I CANNOT wait to try it.
/På Daisy Expo så pratade jag med Lina från Palina om skydd och SPF… så hon skickade Hellow Sunshine till mig! Jag LÄNGTAR efter att testa!

What would you like me to go more in depth on?
Vad vill du att jag visa mer av?

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My Black Friday Purchase * Violet Voss Taupe Notch Palette

I have been a fan of Violet Voss Palettes and really wanted to try the Matte about You palette. I decided on picking up 2 palettes: Matte about You and Taupe Notch but unfortunately only one of the palettes made its way home to me.

/Jag har varit en fan av Violet Voss Palettes och ville verkligen testa Matte about You Paletten. Jag bestämde mig för att köpa 2 paletter: Matte about You och Taupe Notch men tyvärr kom bara en av paletterna hem till mig.

With that said, I am impressed with the Taupe Notch palette and wanted to show you how it looks like and my initial thoughts!
/Jag är imponerad med Taupe Notch paletten så jag ville visa er den och mina initiala tankar kring paletten.

20 Eyeshadows housed in a slim, medium-large palette that adds to the vass amount of neutral palettes already out there.

I have used and loved the Holy Grail palette from Violet Voss and so I of course wanted to try a new palette and so I clicked this one home. The palette is filled with taupes, bronze shades, browns, mattes and shimmers… Anything you could need for a neutral go-to look.
/Jag har använt och älskat Holy Grail paletten från Violet Voss och så ville jag naturligtvis prova en ny palett och så klickade jag på den här. Paletten är fylld med taupes, bronze nyanser, bruna, matt och skimmer … Allt en kan behöva för en neutral go-look.

They swatch intensively and pigmented just like the holy grail did and they wear very well on the eyes. I do notice that the Violet Voss shadows in general dust a little but not enough that I reacted to it when applying on the lid.
/De swatchar intensivt och är pigmenterade – precis som Holy Grail och de håller riktigt bra på ögonen. Jag märker att Violet Voss-skuggorna dammar lite men inte tillräckligt att jag reagerade på det när jag la de på locket.

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I am happy with this palette and I know it will come to great use this year! World Class, Supreme, Prime and MVP are absolutely fab colors in my opinion and make the palette worth purchasing.
/Jag är riktigt nöjd med paletten och vet att denna kommer användas flitigt. World Class, Supreme, Prime och MVP är favoriterna och gör paletten värt att köpa.

What are your thoughts on this palette? Would you buy this one?
Vad tycks? Skulle du köpa denna palett?

Price: 599kr
Where to BuyVioletVossMadlady.seCultBeauty
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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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