Monday, May 20, 2013

Sale finds!

 Max Factor foundation on sale, great since it has SPF10 and my new day cream from Clinique has none :/. I'd usually go for at least 15 in SPF, but you can't always get what you want. I don't even spend that much time in the sun if I'm wearing makeup because sweat + foundation/powder/blush/eyeliner = bad things happening.

 Lumene natural lipstick in number 7, called Pink Nude, a LOVELY well, pink nude. It's gorge. Should I do a lipstick post? I have so many of them and I keep losing them all the time.

 This really weird eyeshadow thingy from Max Factor! I bought it because I'm going to my glitter themed graduation party in two days and I NEED SPARKLES. Well, this one's more metallic but it's a good base to put glitter over.


E.E.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Yves Rocher eye makeup remover

You know what, this one's just as good as the Lancôme one. Paraben free, natural and costs about the sixth of the price of Bi-Facil from Lancôme.


E.E.

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse dry oil


This multi-purpose dry oil may be the most expensive skin-thing I've ever bought, but it's also one of those things I can't understand how I used live without. I can't even pronounce the name, so I just say "that super expensive awesome oil" because no one has ever taught me french </3.
You can use this baby on your hair and face too, but I like to keep it on my body because that's where it works it miracles. When you get out of the shower, rub this onto your body while still wet (you won't need much at all, like the size of something super small) before patting yourself dry with a towel. Your legs and that lovely bum of yours will never feel or look better than this and it does kinda give your body this glow of awesomeness that makes you just want to walk around naked while people applaud your beauty. I haven't tried it on dry skin because I fear that you'll need much more and I don't want this lovely story to end so quickly.
But seriously though, it contains 98,8% natural ingredients and has no preservatives other than the ones that naturally exists in the oil. Supposedly it helps in making stretch marks less visible, but I'm not too sure, but if you used it after every time you showered it would probably do so. I wouldn't recommend you to do anything else but buying this. It will be one of the best choices you've made.

E.E.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

i luv me some packages

So finally, about a week after expected, I got my iHerb.com order and damn am I thrilled?!!?
Vitamins have become my new favorite thing, don't know why but it's probably because I believe in stuff working from inside the body is just as good as the ones we pack on our faces wishing for miracles.
Since I started taking iron supplements and taking pure aloe vera shots every morning my skin cleared up and I got a lot more energy. Since I'm in the last month of my school before graduating I most of the time don't have time or energy to cook nutritious food and usually I just drink a really big cup of tea instead of eating. This is just a phase so because of that I'm eating a lot of vitamins so I won't go all gooey in the middle.
AcneAdvance had a lot of 5-star reviews and I'm kind of lost about what to do about my acne since I refuse to use Exuviance anymore, but I still want to get rid of these faster so I'm going to give these a try. You take them three times a day with your meal and it'll prevent new pimples from showing up and healing the current ones in peace.
Biotin is just a supplement for stronger hair, skin and nails. I usually wouldn't go for this but my nails aren't as good as they use to be due to frequent painting and removing and painting them again and so on...

 I'm so exited about this!!! I've heard good things about powder clay masks in general, the ones you just mix with water. Although I've heard some kind of red aztec clay mask is supposed to do wonders, but I'm going to put this on as soon as I finish this post.
THIS ONE YOU GUUUUYZ. Smells like goddamn heaven and it totally is black. Real black. It foams black as well. I've used it last night and well, I wasn't wearing heavy makeup, but it removed it almost perfectly. I've heard how to make liquid soaps out of bar soaps so I think I'm going to do this and have it at my boyfriends house.

I alaso got this conditioner with detangling goodness for kids but it smells like everything good at once, like clouds and spun sugar and smiles and sdklgjfdlk. I didn't take a picture of it because it's already gone steady in my shower routine and it's working good. Brushing my hair is awful since it's such a tangly mess all the time, but this one helps me on my way.

But today I had time to cook food! Vegan and super healthy <3 to keep me studying


E.E.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Shitty palettes

 These are two palettes I bought just when I started using makeup and thought eeveryone always used palettes. These two are not good. They're in fact so badly pigmented they barely apply any color at all on your lids, neither with wet nor dry brush.


But they're also fun to play with, because you can add a ton of eyeshadows and still look super natural and have that "barely there" look which is awesome when you feel like trying something new and don't want to overdo it.


 I'd say my favorite on this one from the Color Workshop is that teal/turquoise one, but really only in the pan. It looks like dust on your lids which is a shame but it's nice to look at.
The pinks and purples all look exactly the same when applied, but in this case the "dusty" look they give is to their advantage because you could easily create some kind of dirty pastel look. The blushes look nice on the cheeks but are also really really bad.
 The Viva La Diva palette blushes are unexpectedly good if you compare them with the shadows but the nicest one have real big golden glitter flakes which makes your face weird. Also in this palette the pinks and purples look the same but I've suddenly started to take a liking to these colors when applied all over for a 90's look.

E.E.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Lingerie

Didn't I say this blog was supposed to be about lingerie as well? Well, let me just post a quick snap of my current favorite pairing. My underwear collection is big and keeps on growing and I like to pair things that doesn't match instead of having same all over.

H&M balconette, Primark panties
E.E.

Makeup Store glitter eyeliner "diamond"





Whenever in doubt of how to look party, this eyeliner always seems to be the answer.
This is a clear eyeliner packed with silver glitter flakes. I usually wear this over my ordinary black eyeliner to make it pop even more, but on new years ever I wore this with two different white eyeshadows (matte white as a base and shimmery white on top, both from MaddStyle Cosmetics), white glittery pencil liner and black falsies. It was new years, of course I was supposed to shine.

However, I don't think this will be all that supreme for you sensitive eyed people and it's also quite difficult to remove, but if you're willing to put up with that to look fabulous, then this is the easiest way to do so.

E.E.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Getting rid of your acne. (Don't use Exuviance)

I've used Exuviance products religiously for the past two years while also doing facials with their products at a salon for a long time. They claimed I had to do this every four weeks so my skin would "get better".
I was never quite sure about this. I'm a hippie. I'd rather consult mother nature than chemicals. I believe in treating, not ruining. These facials and products ruined the balance in my skin totally, hence a lot of dry patches, itching and general loss of glow in my skin.
So when the girl that used to do my facials quit, for some reason, I also quit going there. I slowly started working out the Exuviance of my skin care routine, exchanging my usual daily moisturizer for Clinique, my night cream for coconut oil, and my cleanser for Shiseido. And since, my skin has gone 80% better, all by itself. I used to have a lot of acne buried deep under my skin, creating weird 3D-shapes on my cheeks but they have all gone now, without me even trying. So it really is true, rather moisturizing than drying.
The weather has gotten milder now compared to the harshness of winter so my Shiseido and Clinique will have to be put on the shelf for a while, but I haven't yet got anything to replace them with. I'm waiting on a really interesting shopping spree on iHerb.com, containg a african black soap which I've heard so much about, plus it's really cheap and apparently does wonders? Reading reviews on it raises my expectations a lot so it better not let me down! But let me just scream this again at the top of my lungs: treat your acne, TREAT IT. And by doing this you don't have to ruin your skins needs and natural state, you just have to use the right products for it. Of course it can be a bit hard but once you get it right you get it damn right.

E.E.