Saturday, December 31, 2011

Shu Uemura Mask inspired look

Happy 2012 everyone!

Some people swear by the 'eyes or lips' rule, and granted, sometimes the line between that fun bright evening look, or looking like Vicky Pollard is very thin. I wrote about Shu Uemura's 2011 holiday collection in this post, and really felt like doing a strong red and blue look myself. In the actual commercial, there's a flash of a very bright blue eyelook at 00:34 that inspired me for this look. This kind of make-up would look a lot nicer on someone with darker hair, but it was fun to make nevertheless!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

MAD Minerals Aloe Veil review & comparison

I had my first taste of mineral make-up little over three months ago, when I ordered at MAD minerals. One of the powders that caught my interest was Aloe veil, a finishing powder that is fairly new in their catalog. I was really frustrated by the fact that I couldn't find any reviews or swatches, but decided to give it a go because I liked the fact that it contains aloe vera powder. Today I'm comparing it to translucent veil, another one of Mad minerals' finishing powders.

Read on for my review and swatches!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Mask - shu uemura holiday collection by Wong Kar Wai

Although my boyfriend and I mainly collect b-movies, there's tons of other movies that I like. One of my all time favorites is In the mood for love (fa yeung nin wa) by Wong kar wai. It's just a lust for the eye from beginning to end, so if you haven't seen it, do check it out!

Shu Uemura and Wong Kar Wai teamed up for a holiday collection. I am running a bit behind but I like it so much that I really want to share it with those that haven't seen it yet. Read on for more!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Urban Decay Fun Palette

My first Urban decay palette! 

I actually had the opportunity to purchase the naked palette, but am not that big on nudes and figured that I would enjoy this palette much more. I think the name suits this palette very well, you can really make a lot of bright and fun and looks with it.

Read on for swatches and my opinion on this palette!

Thursday, December 22, 2011


I got these in the mail yesterday, it was a birthday present to myself ;) I washed them and tried some of the brushes this morning, and it really made a world of difference! Before this I owned 3 crappy brushes and 1 mac brush, so it was about time that I invested in a proper brush set :)

I also placed an order at Shiro cosmetics a few weeks ago and I'm anxiously waiting for my package to arrive. My boyfriend is actually a pokemon master so when I read about a pokemon themed make-up collection, he wanted me to catch 'em all (LOL), but I ended up ordering 15 eyeshadows, and to his great disappointment only 4 from the super effective collection.

At the moment I hardly have time to catch up on reading all my favorite blogs, let alone make regular updates here. These's a few posts coming up on my sigma order, a new moisturizer that I'm testing, some eyeshadows and some DIY stuff.  But I'm not sure when I'll manage to update, because it's busy at work, I have my Danish exam soon and I'm also having a guest staying over for at least a few weeks. And christmas and new year and family visits..

You can always follow me on bloglovin to stay updated :)

Merry christmas to everyone!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Notd: Essie - Fair game

Well it's not exactly a 'nail of the day', more like a nail of 2 weeks ago. I am working a lot lately and have been sick, so unfortunately I didn't get around to updating my blog. Today I'm showing you a lovely polish called Fair Game!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Fotd: Olive, teal and glitter!

That's my dog back there :)

Here's a look I made last sunday using olive, teal and glitters!
Read on for more pictures and product list.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Review: The Falsies waterproof mascara

I urgently needed a new waterproof mascara because it has been raining lately and I ride my bike to work everyday, so I picked this up from the supermarket while I was doing my grocery shopping. I hadn't even read any reviews yet, so I was anxious to try it!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Me and my red hair crush

When I was 9 we finally got cable tv and I was allowed to watch mtv, and that's how it started. I was crazy about Shirley Manson's look in the 'only happy when it rains' video. You could say that she was my first real idol, and I wanted to look just like her. Cheesy isn't it :) My mother used henna as well, so I started begging her for red hair. Since henna is natural and doesn't damage your hair, she agreed. It turned out a lovely shade of dark muted copper. Some mean kids made fun of me, but I figured that they were just stupid and had bad taste. I loved it!