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Comme des Garçons Wonderoud EdP

Ett nytillskott i doftfamiljen! Denna är till min manlige hälft lika mycket som för mig själv. Nya Wonderoud från Comme des Garçons är en varm, kådig trädoft. Mjuk som sammet, utan några som helst vassa kanter. Inte helt olik systerdoften Wonderwood som släpptes 2010.

Oud är en väldoftande kåda/olja som blir till när Agarträdet angrips av svamp, används ofta i arabiskt parfymeri. Den är mer värd än guld och det gör den till en av världens mest dyrbara oljor! Den trendade i nichparfymvärlden några år sedan och äntligen hoppade CdG på oudtåget, väldans sent för ett så innovativt märke må jag säga. Ouden är i detta fall förvånansvärt icke-freaky (ja, när det kommer till CdG är icke-freaky förvånande) och uppstraightad, tack snälla för det säger jag då jag upplever den mer lättburen, en otämjd oud kan lukta plåster eller hästbajs. Haha.

Kort sagt alltså, Wonderoud är en fantastisk doft för gemene trädoftälskare! Sitter på huden hela dagen och omfamnar dig som en varm filt. Köpt på NK (finns i manlig depå) här i Göteborg.

Top notes: Texan Cedarwood, Agarwood (Oud)
Heart notes: Patchouly, Sandalwood
Base notes: Vetiver, Lignum Vitae

 

A new addition to the scent family! This one is for my manly half as much as myself. The new Wonderoud from Comme des Garçons is a warm, resinous wood scent. Soft as velvet, not a single harsh edge. The scent is not too different from it’s sister scent Wonderwood that was released in 2010.

Oud is a fragrant resin/oil that’s produced when the Agar tree gets infected with a certain mould, often used in arabic perfumery. It’s worth more than gold and it makes it one of the most precious oils in the world! It trended in niche perfumery a couple of years ago and finally CdG got on the oud train, very late for such an innovative brand I must say. The oud is surprisingly non-freaky (yes, when it comes to CdG non-freaky is surprising) and straightened up which in my opinion just makes it more wearable. Untamed oud scents can smell like band aids or horse spillings. Haha.

With that said, Wonderoud is lovely scent for any wood lover! Stays on the skin all day and hugs you like a warm blanket. Bought at NK (found at the mens perfume department) here in Gothenburg.

comme des garcons wonderoud

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Femme Fatale Cosmetics eyeshadows – Cloud Kingdom, Petrified Pumpkin, Grave Moss, Marrowpetal

Here are the last four Femme Fatale Cosmetics eyeshadows that I have to show you! Well for this time atleast. We’re finishing off with greens and teal/blues! Click here to see the purples and click here to see the neutral-ish shades!

They’re all available in three different sizes at the Femme Fatale webshop.

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Femme Fatale Cosmetics eyeshadows in Cloud Kingdom, Petrified Pumpkin, Grave Moss, Marrowpetal

Cloud Kingdom

“Soft baby blue base with pink shimmers.”
The best eyeshadow of the bunch! The colour is magical, the pale blue base is greyed out enough to look super dreamy on the skin, and the shimmer is insane. Really soft application.

Petrified Pumpkin

“Sea teal blue/green base with golden shimmer.”
A beautiful shimmery dark green with a drop of blue, leans a bit teal. Beautiful sparkle! Applies quite smooth, slightly dry but it’s alright.

Grave Moss

Soft green (just verging on teal) with green shimmer.”
This one is definitely more on the turquoise side, a very cool toned green if green at all. Got this as a freebie so it’s not my kind of shade, but it’s pretty! Applies well.

Marrowpetal

Vibrant grass green with soft copper gold shimmer.”
Perfect shade description. A silky bright green that gets a little murky with the warm shimmer, or maybe not murky, “aged” like old metals rather! Thanks to @Pheesmakeuptips on insta I’m craving slime greens more than usual.

femme fatale cosmetics eyeshadows swatches

Femme Fatale Cosmetics eyeshadows in Cloud Kingdom, Petrified Pumpkin, Grave Moss, Marrowpetal.

femme fatale cosmetics eyeshadows swatches

Femme Fatale Cosmetics eyeshadows in Cloud Kingdom, Petrified Pumpkin, Grave Moss, Marrowpetal.

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Bdellium Tools Pink Bambu Blending Brush #776

En mörk eller färgstark ögonmakeup är svår att få jämn och snygg utan en bra blending-borste att sudda ut kanterna med. Jag väljer t.ex. helt klart att applicera själva skuggan med ett finger och sen sudda ut med en bra borste än tvärtom, att applicera med en bra borste men sudda ut med fingrar. Så viktigt är det!

Jag har växlat mellan massor av borstar genom åren för att hitta det perfekta syntetiska alternativet och antingen har de varit för sladdriga, för styva, för stora, för små, för långa hår, för korta hår.. ja, ni fattar ju. Denna tycker jag är toppen däremot, #776 från Bdellium Tools Pink Bambu-serie. Den är åt det mindre hållet men inte pytte, och den lite tillplattade formen gör den toppen till att både sudda ut delikata appliceringar i globlinjen liksom större kanter som ska suddas molnfluffiga. Allt beror på vilket håll du tippar borsten. Och så är den änglamjuk!

 

A dark or bright eye makeup is hard to get even and nice without a good blending brush to blend the edges with. I would easily pick applying my eyeshadows with my fingers and blending with a good blending brush instead of applying them with a good brush and blending with my fingers. It’s that important!

I’ve used a bunch of different brushes through the years to find the perfect synthetic alternative and they have either been to sloppy, too stiff, too big, too small, too long hairs, too short hairs.. This one I really like though, #776 from the Bdellium Tools Pink Bambu line. It’s on the smaller side but not tiny, and the slightly flattened shape makes it great for blending both delicate creasework aswell as blending bigger edges to look like fluffy clouds. It all depends on which way you tilt the brush. And it’s sooooft!

bdellium tools pink bambu blending brush 776

I always want a super clean blending brush or two at hand when I do makeup, if it gets full of eyeshadow it doesn’t blend well anymore. So I got three!

Håren är styva och fluffiga, borsten håller inte på och “vispar runt” utan har stuns nog för att kunna jobba effektivt med yttersta topparna. Och så slipper vi ju förstås djurpälsen, håret behöver djuren själva! Förlita er inte på snack om “naturligt cruelty free-hår” i penslar, för inte tror ni väl att företagen kammar vilda ekorrar och sen kan sälja borstarna till humana priser? Nej, håll er till syntet om ni är ute efter djurvänliga borstar. Hela Pink Bambu och Green Bambu-serierna från Bdellium Tools är syntetiska! Denna pensel finns att shoppa på Iherb för ynka $7.65.

The hairs are stiff and fluffy, the brush doesn’t “flop around”, it has enough bounce to do an effective job with the outer tips. And of course we are skipping the animal fur, the animals need their fur for themselves! Don’t rely on talk about “natural cruelty free hair” in brushes, because you don’t believe that the companies brush wild squirrels and then sell the brushes for humane prices, do you? Nah, keep with synthetic brushes if you want animal friendly ones. The entire Pink Bambu and Green Bambu sets from Bdellium Tools are synthetic! This brush is available at Iherb for a wallet friendly $7.65.

bdellium tools pink bambu blending brush #776

I love the pink handles and bristles, aren’t they cute?

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Femme Fatale Cosmetics eyeshadows – Bone Dust, Royal Tarts, Cosmic Owl

Three more eyeshadows from Femme Fatale Cosmetics! They’re all available in three different sizes at the Femme Fatale webshop.

Check out the purple shadows (and deeper description of the brand) in this blog post.

femme fatale cosmetics eyeshadows bone dust, royal tarts, cosmic owl

Femme Fatale Cosmetics eyeshadows in Bone Dust, Royal Tarts and Cosmic Owl.

Bone Dust

“Pale taupe with coppery pink shimmer and sparks”
A pale purple corpse nude which sadly goes on bone dry (yes I said it) and uneven. It has a beautiful reddish fine glitter but it doesn’t adhere to the chalky base very well (and the camera won’t show it either), atleast not when applied wet. I would have skipped this one if I knew.

Royal Tarts

“Washed out mauve-rose base which can lean grey, and orange shimmer”
A dusty pink with a copper/gold sheen, super pretty! Applies quite evenly, has some slight tendencies of getting darker with blending. Would look gorgeous on so many people.

Cosmic Owl

“Smooth bronze-brown with golden tones – almost leans olive or orange in some lights”
The description for this one is spot on. It applies like butter and glows like crazy! It’s one of those shades that darken quite a bit with blending so if you pat this on your lid and blend it out in the crease you basically get a two-toned makeup look with a single shadow.

femme fatale eyeshadows in bone dust, royal tarts, cosmic owl

Bone Dust, Royal Tarts, Cosmic Owl

femme fatale cosmetics eyeshadows in bone dust, royal tarts, cosmic owl

Bone Dust, Royal Tarts, Cosmic Owl

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Femme Fatale Cosmetics eyeshadows – Sugar Rush, Star’s Sorrow, The Art Of Peacocking

Idag anlände tio ögonskuggor som jag beställt från Femme Fatale Cosmetics, jag är så ruskigt glad, de gör några av mina favoritögonskuggor på planeten! Supervackra kombinationer som blixtrar och glänser i kontrasterande nyanser. Här har jag samlat de tre lila nyanserna jag plockat ut (grymma för att få gröna ögon att poppa!), för visst är det bättre att djupdyka såhär i detalj än att smacka upp alla tio? Eller tänker jag fel?

Hur som helst så kan du välja mellan fullstora skuggor, mini (som kommer i burk) och sample (i påse) när du beställer, burkarna jag har är mini. Jag hade fått jobba riktigt duktigt för att ta slut på en sådan här, så i min mening: Satsa på mini om du inte är sugen på monstruösa mängder!

Åla i spenderarbyxorna och besök deras hemsida.

 

Today ten eyeshadows that I ordered from Femme Fatale Cosmetics arrived, I’m so happy, they make some of my favourite eyeshadows in the entire planet! Super beautiful combinations that sparkle and shine in contrasting colours. Here I collected the three purple shades that I picked out (yay for enhancing green eyes!), because isn’t it better to dive into a few in detail like this instead of smacking all ten up? Or am I wrong?

However, you can pick between three different sizes when you’re ordering. Full size, mini (that comes in jars) and samples (in bags), the ones I have are mini. I would have to work really hard to finish one of these jars, so in my opinion: Go for minis if you’re not into monstrous amounts of eyeshadow!

Put your spending pants on and visit their website.

femme fatale cosmetics eyeshadows

Femme Fatale Cosmetics eyeshadows in Sugar Rush, Star’s Sorrow, The Art Of Peacocking

Sugar Rush

“Bright blue-toned purple with soft turquoise-green shimmer.”
A really soft shadow that applies smooth and evenly. The effect is beautiful, it almost looks chromed. Best out of these three In my opinion.

Star’s Sorrow

“Vibrant violet purple base with strong blue/aqua shimmer and sparks.”
Super bright and SPARKLY shadow, the aqua shimmer is gorge. I hope that it doesn’t lose a lot of sparkle when blended. Almost as good as Sugar Rush application wise.

The Art Of Peacocking

Murky mid-tone purple base with shimmer the goes green at an angle to the light.”
Vibrant and murky at the same time, looks really cool with its subtle low-light shimmer even though the green doesn’t really show on my skin. Driest one in texture but not bad.

femme fatale cosmetics eyeshadows swatch

Femme Fatale Cosmetics eyeshadow in Sugar Rush, Star’s Sorrow, The Art Of Peacocking

femme fatale cosmetics eyeshadow swatches

Femme Fatale Cosmetics eyeshadow in Sugar RushStar’s Sorrow, The Art Of Peacocking

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Glossy claws, purrty lips, serious eyebrows and a passion for beauty with brains. Beauty blogger and MUA from Gothenburg, Sweden.

My name is Viola Holmgren and I've been representing Swedish beauty bloggerism (yes. we're a cult) since 2008. I focus on cruelty free beauty and I love the feeling of finding cool products that have gone under the radar.

Makeup doesn't have rules. The only person who decides what's right or wrong and if you're wearing it or not is you, and that's where my job as a blogger comes in handy. Use my experience as a guide or an inspiration towards finding your own way.

And just to clarify, all reviews and opinions are my own, there is no evil baby demon on my left shoulder who is bribing, forcing or possessing me to write. Reviews are best written in honesty!