Lyko competition, Team Colourit.se!

Sunday~, Sunday~ and even though I don’t have school or work tomorrow I feel slightly sad that it’s Sunday >w< So instead of just sitting here and do nothing I decided to finish an entry to a competition I said I would enter!

Here’s my entry, the “beauty kit” I want to win together with her pick of products for around 600 SEK:NamnlösFrom left to right:
DuWop’s Lip Venom 
The Balm’s Stainiac
NailTwist
The Balm’s Pick Up Liners (Mickey)
Lee Strafford’s Dry SchaMPOO

Med detta bidrag är jag med och tävlar i Lykotävlingen som anordnas mellan bloggarna Colour it,  Imakeyousmile,  Idasbeauty samt  Cuponation.se.

I picked products I’ve never tried before (but believe I’ll use a lot) and things that would “complete” what she picked. c: I also really like that everything would look pretty together on a shelf or in your toiletry bag.

The competition end in three hours so I hope she wins and picks me! ^^b

If you wants to see what she picked, click here to get to her blog post.

See you tomorrow or on Tuesday! Have a lovely week~

// Nancy

Advertisements

The Red Lippy Project: Day 5

The Red Lippy Project 
(If you don’t know what TRLP is, click on the text!)

Bild 2013-06-13 klkjpoi kopia[Kitty Tail]Bild 2013-06-13 kl kopia Bild 2013-06-13 klekf kopia[Happy Doggy]

Lip-product used: IsaDora’s Perfect Moisture lipstick in Chelsea Red.

Such a strange weather day! It looks like it’s going to rain anytime in one minute and the next the sun is shining crazy strong. I’m having a recovery day today because yesterday was very long for me~ I’m still exhausted  (╯︵╰,)

// Nancy

The Red Lippy Project: Day 3

The Red Lippy Project 
(If you don’t know what TRLP is, click on the text!)
 

Bild 2013-06-11 kl. 13.17 Bild 2013-06-11 kl. 13.15 Bild 2013-06-11 kl. 13.20Ready for work~

Lip-product used: Jelly Pong Pong’s Lip Blush (moisturizing lip stain).

I chose the lip blush because it’s easy to wipe off! Since I don’t want to sweat in a boiling factory with lipstick all over my face, haha!
I’ll be back tonight but now it’s time to earn some money *I’m so nervious!*.

See ya and have a nice Tuesday! // Nancy

The Red Lippy Project: Day 1

The Red Lippy Project
(If you don’t know what TRLP is, click on the text!)

Arashi and I wore our red lippies to the beach today (you know the BBQ-invite I got). It was nice talking to people, having a laugh but still being able to relax and play some Mario 3D land with your feet in the water and hearing people and waves in the background.
Prepare yourself for crappy 3DS pictures~

HNI_0002 HNI_0009 HNI_0003 HNI_0007 HNI_0004 HNI_0008The lipstick faded when I swam but I just reapplied it afterwards! ^^

Lip-product used: Rimmel London’s Apocalips in Big Bang.

This was a very pleasant afternoon~ I’m back at Arashi’s again but I’ll be going back home after E3 tomorrow! See you then :3
// Nancy

Villainspiration: Ursula.

tumblr_lp3246rimC1qjkmoho1_500little-mermaid-ursula I admit that in the past I’ve been a nasty
They weren’t kidding when they called me, well, a witch
But you’ll find that nowadays
I’ve mended all my ways
Repented, seen the light, and made a switch
To this
And I fortunately know a little magic
It’s a talent that I always have possessed
And dear lady, please don’t laugh
I use it on behalf
Of the miserable, the lonely, and depressed (pathetic)tumblr_ml3u753OwJ1sng5syo1_500

Just some villainspiration~ I think I’ll upload these when I’m in the mood!
Villains are the ones who makes the movie really and I’ve always loved to hate them! ♥

// Nancy

MOTD and first ever OOTD on Sunday-Funday!

4-bildsserie 2013-05-05 kl. 15.07 (kompilerad)Caturday is behind me and now it’s Sunday-Funday! ;DSkärmavbild 2013-05-05 kl. 15.49.38I’m wearing
Pullover: Lindex
Leggins: Cubus (bought a long time ago), I made the cuts myself though.
Shoes: Asos (Vancouver Flatforms)

Bild 2013-05-05 kl. 14.57Bild 2013-05-05 kl. 14.56 #3Bild 2013-05-05 kl. 14.55 #2See you tomorrow and enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

// Nancy

Glossybox Sweden April 2013

Good morning! My April Glossybox arrived on Thursday but I was too busy to write about it~

I’ve decided that this will be my last Glossybox for a couple of months since I’ve to save for the trip to London this summer. I won’t get student grant during the summer either so… I’ll be broooke! ;w; I really need to cut back on unnecessary things too, haha.

Anyway, April’s box is called Spring clean your beauty and I’m really happy with what I got, especially the two full-sized products!IMG_0830

1. MARIA NILA STOCKHOLM Palett Masque, Luminous Colour

IMG_0827 IMG_0828 IMG_0829This hair mask smells A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. I can’t even describe how good it is! >w< I haven’t tried it yet but if it’s like every other product I’ve tried from Maria Nila… it’ll be awesome!
This product is full-size and costs 199 SEK/250 ml.

2. Tancan Bronze Self-Tanning SprayIMG_0832

I read self tanning spray in the car and started laughing… just no. I’m not a fan of tanning since I don’t even have to sit in the sun to get a tan! :’D
My mother will get this one, haha!
This is not a full-size product but 250 ml costs 299 SEK.

3. FÄRG Eyeshadow palette

IMG_0833 IMG_0834Färg = color in Swedish. I remember seeing these palettes in another box but I didn’t get it. I was happy then because the girl that showed her unboxing got some pretty boring colors. I was lucky enough to get colors I use often! These can be applied dry or wet (I love when you can do that).
This is a full-size product and they cost 249 SEK.

4. Vichy Normaderm Hyaluspot

IMG_0835This product sounds like an eight wonder or something! “Makes pimples disappear in 24 hours”… I really hope that it keeps what it promises!
This is not a full-size product, in fact, it’s tiny… but the full-size one costs 159 SEK/15 ml.

5. Balance Me Super Toning Body Wash

IMG_0836I thought this was a The Body Shop product first (but it clearly says balance Me on the bottle)! I’m not really a fan of getting body washes in the box but it was a long time since I got one so it’s fine!
This is not full-size and 260 ml cost 105 SEK.

That was all!
Even though I said this will be the last Glossybox in a while… it’s not actually true. I’m going to unbox the “Mother’s day”-box too! So look forward to that~ It will definitely be the last one in a while though!

See ya!23ab2b9543992e0e527b1392325b549c-84077534

//Nancy

Makeup of yesterday: It’s all about the wings!

… winged eyeliner, that is!Skärmavbild 2013-04-27 kl. 00.31.16 Skärmavbild 2013-04-27 kl. 00.31.22

Thick wings are so nice when you are too lazy or sick to wear much makeup!

Skärmavbild 2013-04-27 kl. 00.31.26

Mixed my lenses yesterday. Because the other red lens had dried up… it’s fine now after it’s been in solution for a few hours! I liked the subtle hint of different colored eyes.

// Nancy

Swedish Glossybox March 2013 – The Red Carpet Box.

Hi ladies (and maybe some guys)!

The March box is a little late but it’s fine… it’s fine. Easter messed everything up I guess.
IMG_0780Anyway! As you can tell from the title, this box is dedicated to the red carpet look a.k.a. beauty in the moment. They’ve focused on mouth, lips and skin.
Let’s see what I got in my box! :D

1. Smile lab Advanced Teeth Whitening Strips SensitiveIMG_0791

“Take care of your smile and get white, fresh teeth! These newly launched, gentle whitening strips also give you better oral hygiene by removing bacteria and plaque.”
I’ve never used anything like this so I’m curious to try it! ^_^ There’s three strips in the card.
The original product contains 15 strips for 499 SEK.

2. Da Vinci Cosmetics Mineral Shimmer in 08 LavaIMG_0784

“This mineral eyeshadow from Da Vinci sparkles as beautiful as Mona Lisa’s smile! Wet the applicator for added intensity or use a thinner one to applicate the eyeshadow as an eyeliner.”
When I saw ColourIt‘s Glossybox, I really hoped that I would get this products because I love products you can wet  to get a more intense color (like the So Susan-palette in the December Glossybox)!
This is the original product and it costs 169 SEK.

3. Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Activate 2-in-1 Make-up Remover GelIMG_0792

“Effectively cleans your skin gently while all traces of makeup are removed. Can be used by all skin types (even sensitive) and prevents blackheads and shiny skin.”
This is a product I’m looking forward to try! ^_^ It seems perfect for teenage skin (so I’m also going to make my brother try it) and 2-in-1 products are perfect for someone like me, that breaks habits all the time.
This is the original product (200 ml) and it’s worth 85 SEK.

4. The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream + Nourishing Night CreamIMG_0794

“Lightweight day cream that hydrates and protects as well as a rich night cream that softens and nurture, an unbeatable duo for beautiful skin! The secret is the powerful antioxidant vitamin E.”
I really like The Body Shop as a company (their way of thinking is awesome)! The creams doesn’t smell amazing but I’m sure they’ll do their job.
They are not original product (only 15 ml compared to the original product’s 50 ml) but the day cream costs 129 SEK and the night cream costs 175 SEK in the store.

5. Jelly Pong Pong Lip Blush in red(?)IMG_0798

“Newly launched lip blush with beeswax that gives your lips a nice color while moisturizing and softens. Apply generously and let the light texture melt on your lips.”
Never going to get tired of getting lip products in my Glossybox ❤
Jelly Pong Pong has the two bunnies-logo on their products, which means that they are cruelty free *wooh*!
This is the original product and it’s worth 129 SEK.

Skärmavbild 2013-04-04 kl. 18.37.26Me and my brother, both wearing the lip blush, haha! :D

I’m very satisfied with the March box, like everybody else it seems. I’ve seen many state that this is their best box so far. I can’t really decide though! I’ve liked almost all of them (and those I haven’t liked that much has had at least one amazing product).

One positive thing with getting the boxes late is that we won’t need to wait as long as we usually do till this month’s Glossybox! See you next time~

// Nancy

Milani Color Statement Lipsticks (in Ruby Valentine and Sangria).

Hi guys!
I thought I would swatch the things I bought from Cherry Culture and the first things I chose was Milani color statement lipsticks in Ruby Valentine and Sangria.
I saw (Vintage or Tacky) Cora’s review and I just had to try some shades… so I decided to buy a red and a purple one. There’s a lot of shades and if I had more money, I would’ve bought more of them!
Skärmavbild 2013-03-30 kl. 21.26.13

I wanted to buy Rose Hip but it was sold out.

“Make a statement without saying a word!  True Instant Color. One stroke,full coverage application. This next generation lipstick gives the ultimate in color, texture and finish. The lightweight creamy formula contains Vitamins A, C, & E to moisturize and nourish lips. Paraben-free.
Available in Vinyl, Metallic, Cream, Shimmer, Pearl & Matte finish.”
Milani’s Color statement page

I think it’s really cool that they have different finishes. Here you can see all of them:

Skärmavbild 2013-03-30 kl. 21.31.50 Skärmavbild 2013-03-30 kl. 21.31.53

Swatches:DSC_0855
Ruby Valentine
Skärmavbild 2013-03-31 kl. 12.54.11

Vinyl finish! Like all my other lipsticks~ I like the shade of red but it isn’t anything special.

SangriaIMG_0763
Matt finish! I’ve wanted to try a matt lipstick for a while so it was nice to discover that this one was matt (I didn’t know when I ordered them, I just chose the colors that looked nice). As you can see it’s not the same color as the actual lipstick when you wear it in sunlight but in the shadow, they are the same! ^^Skärmavbild 2013-03-31 kl. 13.15.47
I hope you’ve enjoyed the post! I really recommend you to try these if you love lipstick. They feel great and look opaque!
//Nancy

Budget Beauty Blogger Swap-package!

This is so late and I’m really sorry! My birthday and school took over so I totally forgot to do this~

I swapped with Samantha and we both sent our packages exactly two week ago~ She received hers on the 28th and I received mine on my birthday (30th).
I was jumping around like crazy when I saw that the package was in the mailbox! I almost didn’t pick up the post that day, but 30th was my lucky day so I did in the end!

DSC_0102
DSC_0104Four lavender tissue papers wrapping seven products~ Picture taken on the 30th.

I was really exited and ran back and forth to my mom to show her what I got!

The preferences I told Samantha was that I wanted products that I won’t find in Sweden + that I like bright colors.

When I realized how much she’d gotten me… I was sad that I couldn’t get her more (make-up is so expensive here :c). We’ve said that we’ll do this again, so when we do it I’ll pick the things I couldn’t buy her this time!

What she got me:

1. TOPSHOP by Lovise Gray, Cream blush duo

topshop blush topshop blushI don’t own a cream blush so this was wonderful! The bright orange and pink are really pigmented and pretty~

(I tried waiting until I could take a proper picture of everything before touching anything, unfortunately I didn’t succeed… so sorry for the fingerprints!)

2/3/4. Glam crystals, Extreme 24 hour felt tip liner and intense colour eyeliners.DSC_0229 DSC_0230

1. Collection, Glam crystals, dazzling gel liner in Shake it up!

2. Collection 2000,  Extreme 24 hour felt tip liner in Teal.

3. MUA, Intense colour eyeliner in Turquoise.

I’ve used every one of these and I have to say, they are amazing! I’m always a fan of glitter and the Glam Crystals is pretty and stay on all day~ The Extreme felt tip liner baffled me, it suuuper opaque and glued on once applied. I’m in love with it… fo’ reals!

Also, I used the turquoise one today, even though it’s very summery I made it work (and I will definitely use it more in summer). The sharpener is also very good (compared to similar ones I’ve used, this has been the god of all eyeliner sharpeners)!

5. Rimmel London Glam eyes HD

DSC_0233 This is Rimmel London’s Glam eyes HD in Green park. I haven’t used it yet but the colors are so beautiful! They are supposed to all be used on the eye at the same time so when I’ll wear it, I’ll try the colors as it says on the back, viz:

1. Outer corner 2. lid 3. highlighter 4. crease (I ordered them to my hand, not the packaging!)

6. Smooch Proof LipStain 16H NYC

DSC_0232

New York Color’s Smooch Proof LipStain 16H in 491 Forever Freesia.

I. Love. This. One! Lipstains are awesome and this one is the best one yet! It stays on, makes my lips just the right color and just- it’s great.

I had totally forgot that I also said “lipstain” as a request to Samantha~

7. MUA Lipstick

DSC_0231This picture really doesn’t justify the beautyful orange! The flash totally washed the color away…

This is a Makeup Academy lipstick in Nectar. It’s as bright orange as the blush above and I don’t own an orange lipstick so it was a good choice in color~ I’m going to use this one a lot when the sun comes out!

☆ – ☆

That was everything! Thank you Samantha for the products (that exceeded the pricelimit of £10/€12/$16! Next time is my turn~ When’s your birthday? :D) and of course to Naomi at Bewitchery, none of this would’ve been possible without her organizing the Budget Beauty Blogger Swap!

To see what I got Samantha, click on this link: The Budget Beauty Blogger Swap! – Part 2.

Thank you for reading!

// Nyancy

Glossybox Sweden, January 2013.

The anticipated, first Glossybox of 2013 is here! It feels like forever since the last one because we received it before Christmas.

The theme of this month is “Functional beauty”.

DSC_0111
DSC_0112DSC_0113

 

Victoria, Glossybox Beauty director says that she got inspired by design and architecture. The products featured will allow you to bring out and enhance your beauty! That’s pretty much what it says on the card~
A physical copy of Glossymag was on top of the box when I opened it. Even though I don’t really like trends… the ones featured in the magazine are right up my ally! E.g. “Powerlips”, “Glitter and Glam” and “Lashes de luxe”. The rest I don’t really like… at all (on myself) so ponytails and ballerina buns, I’ll leave to the rest of the beautiful people.

So let’s start with what I got in my box!

1. BERT’S BEES Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream

DSC_0114

100% natural cuticle cream from Bert’s Bees in a tiny tin. Smells wonderfully of lemon and has the same color as lemon curd. The product strenghten and moisturises your nails and cuticles. The product is 8.5 g/0.3 oz. which is half the original product on 17 g. for 79 SEK.

DSC_0116I have not owned a cuticle cream before so I’m exited to try it since my cuticles during winter always get sore and crack. The smell is also very pleasant so I’m looking forward to using this before going to bed!

2. PERCY & REED No-Fuss Fabulousness Dry Conditioner

DSC_0115I’m a fan of dry shampoo so I will probably like this product! The packaging is really cute and the matt, cream color make me think a little vintage and luxury. A interview with the duo, Adam Reed and Paul Percival can be found in Glossymag where the interviewer says that they, as innovative as they are, came up with dry conditioner!

This little 50 ml can is the full-sized product and is worth 129 SEK.

3. Illamasqua Cream Pigment

DSC_0117

“This intensely colour-rich, matt and crease-resistant formula has been designed for use on the face, eyes, lips and body. Apply with an Illamasqua brush or simply use your fingers for a buildable, water-resistant, highly pigmented finish.” -from Illamasqua’s site.

I was so exited when I saw an Illamasqua-product! I’ve been wanting to buy something in forever and their sale that ended today might’ve been a golden opportunity but I have to prioritize other things unfortunately.

DSC_0118I got the lilac color Dab. It’s a bit pale for me but since the formula is discribes as absolutely amazing (water-resistant, matt, buildable, crease-resistant ect.), I’m going to use it as a base under the eyeshadow I want to wear!

This is of course the full-sized product and costs 179 SEK.

4. Elite Models Intensity Eye Pencil

DSC_0120A waterproofed and extremely lasting eyeliner. It’s creamy and soft which makes it easy to apply. Contain shea butter and vitamin E.

I’m really happy that I got this product because my eyeliner has been running on empty for quite a while now! It’s jet black but has beautiful glitter in it so I’ll have to buy a new one anyway ( I need a plain black one when I’m doing my project). This black with sparkles is called Secret Grey 02. It’s full sized and costs 109 sek.

5. Oliva By CCS Eco Makeup Remover Wipes

DSC_0122Gentle and effective makeup remover wipes containing organic olive oil and olive leaf-extract which will soften and moisturise.

Only used makeup remover wipes one time but I think that the consept is great since its organic and I feel like wipes are less messy than using cleansing lotion and cotton buds. The wipes smell pretty pleasant… I’m not a fan of the way olive oil smells so that should tell you something!

This is an original product and is worth 50 SEK.

I’m very satisfied with the products that I got since I’ve gotten a lot of things I haven’t tried and things I need! I’m very annoyed with the people complaining on the Glossybox.se-facebook page. They say that they’ve gotten a box of low quality products and not what the Glossybox-site promises!

1. You received a box with 5 beauty products (just as they promise). Even if you get toothpaste, that is a beauty product (if it whitens your teeth). Since I read that someone got it and was disappointed and I don’t know any details but I would asume that it whitens your teeth.

2. They tell you that you will receive samples to discover new products. Now if you’ve read through all the products I got, 4 out of 5 are full-sized. I don’t know about you but I’m very grateful.

3. If you notice that you aren’t satisfied, send them an email or something! No one (except your fellow complainers) is going to want to hear that you are suuuper disappointed and that Glossybox should shape up since you wanted that product and not the one you got! They use your beauty profile to decide what box you’ll get so do something about your profile! You can always switch with someone else on the page (seen it happen) if anything else.

Phew. Now that’s out of my system (almost).
Hope you enjoyed the post! See you tomorrow~ I have to sleep now.

//Nyancy