Saturday, 30 July 2016

Kosta Boda Makeup Line

Kosta Boda makeup line in glass. 
Look at these gorgeous interior pieces that screams "I belong on your makeup vanity!". I totally want the red & purple lipsticks on my own table. They also come in different sizes, 13cm & 21cm. Except lipsticks they also make nail polishes & lips all in glass. How cool isn't that?

To read more about Kosta Boda check out their website.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

The Balm Blushes - Instain & Fratboy

The blushes from The Balm are unbelievable good. They are highly pigmented, has a soft silky formula and are easy to blend on the cheeks. I also love the retro inspired prints on the packaging.

The blushes I have in my "collection" are:
Fratboy - the perfect soft peachy shade for everyday use all year around.
Instains (from left to right on the picture):
Argyle - a soft pink shade, to make one of those perfect rosy cheeks for spring.
Swiss dot - a dark warm peach/orange shade, that's perfect for fall.
Toile - a reddish/pink shade, that has a lovely in your face attitude.
Houndstooth - a dusty lilac/pink, I'm so gonna rock this one when fall comes.
Pinstripe -  an even dustier purple shade than Pinstripe & darker with no pink in it.

Swatches on all blushes below (left to right as the picture of the packaging).
The Instain blushes have an indication on the packaging of which season they are most bearable at. You can either follow that or do as I do wear them whenever I feel like, depending on the makeup I'm wearing. ^^

Friday, 22 July 2016

NYX, Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid, Lash Sensational, Ardell, Loreal

I was on a shopping spree yesterday & these goodies came home with me.

1. Ardell lashes, nr. 301. These are one of my favorite lashes to wear. Half strip lashes gives the eyes that sexy effortless look & the right amount of drama for everyday use. 
2. The new Vivid Matte Liquids Maybelline came out with not that long ago. I've heard so much good things about them. I bought the colours Rebel Red & Nude Flush.  I will do a review on them later.
3. NYX color correcting liquid primer in green.  This is a primer that neutralize redness in the skin. It's gonna be so much fun to try this out and see if it works.
4. Maybelline Lash Sensational Lash Multiplying Mascara. Wow, that's a long name! I love this mascara & it has become one of my all time favorites. The wand is just perfect, it separates the lashes and gives volume.
5. Loreal Nail Polish, Black Diamond. I don't buy nail polishes that often but this one really caught my eye. It's a black polish with a lot of tiny silver glitter in it.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Bagels Bagels Bagels

What can I say, I love bagels!
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Monday, 11 July 2016

Pillow Fight

Pillows are great to use if you want a little more color in a room. It's just the perfect easy peasy way to add that little something something. I especially like pillows because they're cheap & easy to move around.
The pillows in the collage are all from H&M.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

The View

The ONLY thing I miss about the old apartment is the view. This beautiful sunset picture was taken one year ago. I really miss these sunsets, crazy beautiful vibrant colors. 

Saturday, 9 July 2016

NYX Full Throttle Palette - Color Riot

Swatches of the beautiful Full Throttle palette from NYX in Color Riot. This quad palette comes with one shade of light ivory with gold shimmer, a warm mid brown, a yellow/orange shade & one red/teal shade that I love.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Swedish Apple Sponge Cake

2 eggs
2dl sugar
50g butter
3dl flour
2tsk baking powder
1dl water
Apple slices with some sugar & cinnamon

Start off with whisking the sugar & eggs together. 
Melt the butter & mix the flour with the baking powder. 
Add butter, water & the dry ingredients to the batter, stir it gently together.
Pour the batter into a baking pan & stick in the apple slices.
Bake off in 175 Celsius degrees about 35-45 minutes. The cake is normally ready when it's golden brown on top.

I prefer to eat the cake while it's hot with a little bit of custard or créme anglaise. 
Yummie, let me know if you try this out.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Inspirational collage - Balcony

I thought that I would share the inspirational collage I did for the balcony a while ago. 
The only item that I actually ended up buying is the stool. We bought 4 of them and placed 3 in the corner as a mini lounge sofa, the last one as an table. I'm still thinking of buying the yellow paradise pillow as an accent colour for the other blue ones we have today.
If I had room for the rest of the items I would buy them all today. ^^
1. Flower stand, Åhlens 2. Table, Åhlens 3. Lantern, Åhlens 4. Candle lantern, Åhlens 5. Artificial rattan stool, Bauhaus 6. Pillow, H&M 7. Pillow, H&M

Monday, 4 July 2016

Gucci Flora EDP

I was looking for a new spring/summer perfume & my eyes caught this beautiful bottle, Flora Eau De Parfum by Gucci. I decided to give it a try & I immediately fell in love with the scent. The scent is sophisticated with a floral crisp twist that's suits every urban city woman on the go, or a night out in the city lights. 

Flora has the top notes of fresh citrus & peony. It then lingers into the base notes of rose & osmanthus flower balanced by sandalwood & patchouli.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

ChitChat/GRWM - Swedish Blue Eyeliner

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme - Monte Carlo & Vancouver

A while ago I bought these matte lip cream's from NYX Cosmetics in Monte Carlo & Vancouver.
The formula is to me some what between a liquid lipstick & a stain. Sadly it's not that opaque as I imagined when I bought them, a lip pen underneath is required. Other than that they are crazy soft on the lips, dry semi matte, doesn't dry out the lips and are lovely to wear the whole day.
I am now longing for fall when I see me wear Vancouver more often. Dark lips and fall is a perfect match, don't you think?