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ColourPop Cosmetics Lippie Stix swatches part 2

Ett till paket med fantastiska läpprodukter har anlänt, vi kör vända nummer två med swatches tycker jag! Alla läppswatches nedan är på bara läppstiften, inga pennor användes. De är däremot swatchade sida vid sida på min arm nedan! Del 1 av mina swatches kan ni kika på här! Jag upprepar lite bas-info från förra inlägget åt er:

ColourPop Cosmetics gör läppstift vid namn Lippie Stix, slimmade twist up-pennor som kommer i regnbågens alla färger och flertalet finishar. Till varje läppstift finns en matchande läppenna, s.k. Lippie Pencil, vilket är ett fullständigt genialiskt drag! Mer sånt tack. Sen att både läppstift och pennor kostar $5 (just nu ca 40 kr) styck är ju bara amazing.

Jag har valt att matcha upp de mörkare nyanserna med läppennor för att de är svårare att applicera med raka snygga kanter. Ljusare nyanser använder jag ändå aldrig pennor till så där har jag skippat det, men de finns att köpa om någon av er gillar’t.

ColourPop Cosmetics hemsida skickar för tillfället inte till Europa (BUU!) även om det verkar vara i görningen, tills vidare går det att shoppa via amerikanska vänner eller något av alla företag som vidarebefodrar post, t.ex. Shipito. Det kostar lite mer men ger en möjlig mellanhand.

 

Another package stuffed with fantastic lippies has arrived, so let’s do a second run with swatches! All lip swatches below are of the lipsticks only, so no lip pencils. They are swatched side by side on my arm below! You can look at part 1 of my swatches here! Also I’ll repeat some basic info from the last post:

ColourPop Cosmetics make these lipsticks called Lippie Stix, slim twist-up pencils that come in a zillion colours and different finishes. For each lipstick there’s a matching Lippie Pencil which is the best thing ever! More of that please. Also the fact that both lipsticks and lip pencils are only $5 a piece is just glorious.

I have chosen to match up the darker colours with lip pencils just because those are harder to apply neatly. I never use pencils with light colours so I’ve skipped that, but they are available if you’re into it.

The ColourPop Cosmetics website doesn’t ship to Europe (BOOO!) yet but it seems like it’s coming up, until then you can shop through American friends or any mail forwarding company, like Shipito. It’s a bit pricier but at least it creates a possibility.

colourpop lippie stix + lippie pencils

Lippie Stix in Tootsi, Lady, LBB, Heart On, Grind, Brills, Charm, Raw. Lippie Pencil in Tootsi, Lady, LBB, Grind, Frenchie.

colourpop lippie stix + lippie pencil swatch

Lippie Stix in Tootsi + pencil, Lady + pencil, LBB + pencil, Heart On, Grind + pencil, Brills, Charm, Raw, Lippie Pencil in Frenchie (swatched on my lips in this post).

colourpop lippie stix tootsi swatch

Tootsi. Ashy rosy beige, matte finish. The pencil is even more grey toned so if you use the pencil all over before the lipstick it’ll get even more 90′s grey. It applied very easily and looks even. The pencil is not needed for a good result.

colourpop lippie stix lady swatch

Lady. Deep red with an earthy brown undertone, matte finish. One of my favourites out of these shades, it’s incredibly flattering on, true velvety 1920′s lips! The lipstick is even on its own but the lip pencil could help for extra crisp edges.

colourpop lippie stix lbb swatch

LBB. Dark berry pink, matte finish. This one is sheerer and shinier than the other mattes, it looks very glam but it doesn’t apply totally even, the pencil is a must in my opinion. Otherwise it will look hot pink along the edges.

colourpop lippie stix heart on swatch

Heart On. Hot hot hot magenta pink with a cool undertone, matte finish. Wowza! Fantastic formula that glides on super evenly. Doesn’t look whitened like bright pinks often do, it’s so rich and packs a serious punch. Pencil is not needed for a good result.

colourpop lippie stix grind swatch

Grind. Bright purple, matte finish. The most intense purple lipstick I’ve ever worn, I really like it! Glides on nicely but it’s a tad too sheer and turns pink along the edges like purples often do. Use the pencil to get rid of that problem.

colourpop lippie stix brills swatch

Brills. Dusty pastel purple, satin finish. I’ve never, NEVER found a pastel colour that looked nice on me, especially not a purple. This one has a weird beige/grey undertone to it instead of white which actually makes it wearable for me. I got this to put in my kit but I’m not sure I can part with it.. Lip pencil is not needed for a good result.

colourpop lippie stix charm swatch

Charm. Pale pastel green, satin finish. Now we’re entering crazy land! This is said to be a satin but it feels super matte, applies surprisingly evenly without the redness of the lips shining through at all but it needs a sharp lip brush or lip pencil for perfect edges. I can’t wait to use this on someone for a shoot.

colourpop lippie stix raw swatch

Raw. Bright pastel aqua, satin finish. This one is smooth and creamy, applies evenly and so so pigmented without any of the redness of the lips shining through. Another one I’m really excited to have in my kit. Needs no pencil for a good result.

colourpop super shock shadow bae

Super Shock Shadow in Bae. A little bonus! I didn’t plan on getting any eyeshadows but HELLO PERFECTION. A warm eggplant shadow with intense aqua green shimmer. Life.

colourpop super shock shadow bae swatch

Drool.

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CND Vinylux Garden Muse collection

Jag blir så glad när jag ser en vårkollektion som levererar annat än mjölkiga pasteller. I mars släppte CND kollektionen Garden Muse, sex ljuva fjärilsnyanser av blått, turkost, rosa och periwinkle. Finns att shoppa på Nails Body Beauty.

Vinylux-formulan är snabbtorkande och har lång hållbarhet, med det tillhörande Vinylux Weekly Top Coat-överlacket (vilket jag älskar och använder till alla manikyrer oavsett märke) låser lacket in och blir stenhårt. Formulan är fantastisk för den som jobbar mycket med händerna och lätt sliter ner nagellack.

 

I’m so happy to see a spring collection that delivers something else than milky pastels. In March CND released their Garden Muse collection for spring 2015, six butterfly-esque shades of blue, turquoise, pink and periwinkle.

The Vinylux formula is quick drying and long wearing, with the special Vinylux Weekly Top Coat (which I love and use for all manicures, no matter what brand) it seals in and turns rock hard. A wonderful formula if you work a lot with your hands and tend to wear down polishes easily.

cnd vinylux garden muse collection

Crushed Rose, Beckoning Begonia, Butterfly Queen, Lost Labyrinth, Reflecting Pool, Wisteria Haze.

 

Alla lack i kollektionen förutom Butterfly Queen och Lost Labyrinth var alldeles perfekta efter två lättapplicerade lager lack, dessa två behövde lite mer jobb pga krångligare formula och tre lager istället.

Mina favoriter (trots att alla är fantastiskt fina) blev i slutändan Crushed Rose, Beckoning Begonia och Wisteria Haze. Vilka gillar ni?

 

All polishes in this collection except for Butterfly Queen and Lost Labyrinth were perfect in two easily applied coats, those two needed a bit more precision during application because of a trickier formula and needed three coats.

My favourites (even though all of them are truly gorgeous) ended up being Crushed Rose, Beckoning Begonia and Wisteria Haze. Which are yours?

cnd vinylux garden muse collection

The shades in this collection look just gorgeous together.

cnd vinylux garden muse crushed rose

Two coats of Crushed Rose. This colour is fantastic, it’s like a plummy dusty rose shade that looks really luxurious on the nails.

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ColourPop Cosmetics Lippie Stix swatches part 1

Jag lämnade er med en tjuvkik för en vecka sedan, nu när jag tillfrisknat lite är det dags för riktiga läppbilder! ColourPop Cosmetics gör läppstift vid namn Lippie Stix, slimmade twist up-pennor som kommer i regnbågens alla färger och flertalet finishar. Till varje läppstift finns en matchande läppenna, s.k. Lippie Pencil, vilket är ett fullständigt genialiskt drag! Mer sånt tack. Sen att både läppstift och pennor kostar $5 (just nu ca 40 kr) styck är ju bara amazing.

Dessa färger är mina första fem, jag kan bikta mig om att fler är på ingång så betydligt mer ColourPop blir det! (UPDATE: De har anlänt! Finns att kika på här!) Jag har både i dessa och de kommande färgerna valt att matcha upp de mörkare nyanserna med läppennor för att de är svårare att applicera med raka snygga kanter. Ljusare nyanser använder jag ändå aldrig pennor till så där har jag skippat det, men de finns att köpa om någon av er gillar’t.

ColourPop Cosmetics hemsida skickar för tillfället inte till Europa (BUU!) även om det verkar vara i görningen, tills vidare går det att shoppa via amerikanska vänner eller något av alla företag som vidarebefodrar post, t.ex. Shipito. Det kostar lite mer men ger en möjlig mellanhand.

 

I left you with a sneak peek a week ago, now that I’m getting my health in order it’s time for real lip swatches! ColourPop Cosmetics make these lipsticks called Lippie Stix, slim twist-up pencils that come in a zillion colours and different finishes. For each lipstick there’s a matching Lippie Pencil which is the best thing ever! More of that please. Also the fact that both lipsticks and lip pencils are only $5 a piece is just glorious.

These five colours are my first, but I can admit that more is on its way so you will see much more ColourPop on here soon! (UPDATE: They have arrived! Blog post available here!) I have chosen to match up the darker colours with lip pencils just because those are harder to apply neatly, both in this bunch and the next. I never use pencils with light colours so I’ve skipped that, but they are available if you’re into it.

The ColourPop Cosmetics website doesn’t ship to Europe (BOOO!) yet but it seems like it’s coming up, until then you can shop through American friends or any mail forwarding company, like Shipito. It’s a bit pricier but at least it creates a possibility.

colourpop cosmetics lippie stix lippie pencil

Lippie Stix in Creature, Bichette, Frenchie, Lumiere, BFF. Lippie Pencil in Creature, Bichette.

colourpop lippie stix creature swatch

Creature. A GORGEOUS blackened burgundy red, matte finish, cool undertone. It’s more of a semi-matte and slightly sheerer than the other shades I have here so it didn’t apply perfectly on my bottom lip where I’m drier, and the slight translucency left it looking lighter along the edges. Nothing BAD though, just a regular problem with dark shades. In this picture I fixed the edges after application with Lippie Pencil in the same colour, it would look dangerously hot with a black pencil too. Bottom line: Don’t skip the pencil with this one.

colourpop lippie stix bichette swatch

Bichette. A matte deep wine red, cool toned. Barely matte in my opinion as it’s quite slippery and not flat looking at all. It has a slight translucency which makes it look juicy, but it doesn’t apply unevenly at all, this is without the pencil! The perfect deep cherry red.

colourpop cosmetics lippie stix frenchie swatch

Frenchie. Warm toned almost neon red, matte finish. Holy french fries, Batman! This is a flat matte lipstick in the most perfect orange toned red colour. Super easy to apply and makes SUCH an impact. Easily my favourite of these five. I didn’t get the pencil for it but it’s coming in my next order, it will be great for ensuring extra long wear and crisp edges, this one I’ll wear the heck out of.

colourpop cosmetics lippie stix lumiere swatch

Lumière. A dusty mauve pink, matte finish. A creamy, very opaque shade for those 90′s lips that seems to be hot shit right now. It’sa colour that would flatter almost any skintone, I’m really liking it actually! It’s dusty enough to not look like pink and cute, but it still doesn’t lean brown, thank the lawd.

colourpop cosmetics lippie stix bff swatch

BFF. Warm peachy nude, glossy finish. A wonderful 60′s peach colour, unmistakeably yellow toned which I really like. SUPER opaque for being so thin and glossy without actually looking too whitened. I won’t wear this one full on like this because it’s just too much for me, but dabbed on in a thin layer this is a great shade to tone down lips with. It would be 10/10 for me if it was matte, the glossy formula isn’t as fantastic as the matte in my opinion. Can’t wait to pair it with a big black eyeliner and peachy cheeks. Yum!

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6 favourite vampy red nail polishes

I always find dark red nail polishes, especially creams and jellies, hard to get right. The formulas are often thin and tricky and the end result looks patchy. I have gone through sooo many brands and looked for great vampy wines, here are six that I have stuck with! Some new, some old.

6 favourite vampy red nail polishes

Deborah Lippmann – Just Walk Away Renée

A rich neutral tone, crelly (right inbetween creme/jelly) finish.

Zoya – Claire

A slightly deeper brown toned shade, more muted. Cream finish.

China Glaze – Velvet Bow

A medium toned red leaning a tad on the cool side, a bit lighter in tone. Crelly finish.

China Glaze – Short & Sassy

A cool toned cranberry wine. Glowy shimmer finish.

OPI – Every Month Is Oktoberfest

A warm toned red with a fiery copper flash. Glowy shimmer finish.

Lilypad Lacquer – True Blood

A cool toned wine with plum rainbows. Holographic finish.

6 favourite vampy red nail polishes

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6 favourite vampy red nail polishes

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NARS NARSissist Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette

Nu kunde jag inte hålla fingrarna från den längre, influensa kliv åt sidan! Denna palett från NARS släpptes i januari om jag inte misstar mig, då missade jag släppet och fick ingen eftersom paletten är limiterad så jag bevakade besviket sökorden på hemsidan i ett par månader tills jag gav upp. Under sista dagarna i Mars, strax efter besvikenheten, får jag mail om en re-stock så jag KASTADE mig över shopen och fick en. GLÄDJE!

NARSissist Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette är en skuggpalett i NARS nya formula Dual-Intensity, skuggor som går att applicera både torra för en skirare look och våta för maxat tryck. Paletten innehåller allt från ljust och krispigt till sotiga färgklickar utan att för den delen vara stor som ett bilflak. Finishen är genomgående skimrig men av varierande grad då vissa är som flytande metall och andra har en mer hudlik lyster. Varenda nyans är användbar! Med följer även en syntetisk pensel som är riktigt bra, den är perfekt för att plocka upp skuggorna våta med och applicera jämnt och mjukt.

I paletten finns åtta skuggor, sju permanenta och en limiterad. De åtta skuggorna i paletten innehåller 1 gram styck, köper du dem som singelskuggor innehåller de 1,5 gram. För priset av paletten får du två singelskuggor med några tior till övers, så det är med andra ord sjukt prisvärt att satsa på paletten direkt om du vill utforska. Finns fortfarande kvar några på NARS europeiska sida.

 

I just couldn’t keep my hands off this any longer, cold step aside! This palette from NARS was released in January if I’m not mistaken, I missed the release and didn’t get one as the palette is a limited edition so I watched the search with sorrow on the website for a couple of months until I gave up. During the last days of March, right after my letdown, I got an e-mail about a restock so I LAUNCHED onto the website and got one. YAY!

NARSissist Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette is a palette with the new NARS eyeshadow formula called Dual-Intensity, shadows that you can apply both dry for a sheerer look and wet for a high impact intensity. The palette contains everything from light and crispy shades to smokey pops of colour without for that sake being very big. The finish is shimmery throughout the palette but in a varying amount, some shades are like pure molten metal and some have more of a skin-like sheen. Every shade is useful! With the palette comes a synthetic brush that is really great, it’s perfect for picking up and applying the shadows wet with an even and soft result.

In the palette you have eight shades, seven permanent and one limited. The eight shadows in the palette contain 1 gram each, if you buy them as single shadows they contain 1.5 gram. For the price of this palette you get two single shadows with just a few bucks to spare, so in other words it’s soo worth it going for the palette immediately if you want to experiment with the new formula. There are still some left on the NARS EU website.

nars narsissist dual-intensity eyeshadow palette

Top row: Europa, Himalia, Ursa Major, Subra. Bottom row: Andromeda, Lysithea, Giove, Sycorax.

nars narsissist dual-intensity eyeshadow palette

The palette is really gorgeous on the outside aswell, the top is mirrored with NARSissist printed in white. Collects fingerprints like a magpie collects sparkly stuff, but who cares. Pretty!

nars narsissist dual-intensity eyeshadow palette

Top row of the palette. Each shadow swatched twice, first dry then wet. Europa, Himalia, Ursa Major, Subra.

Europa

A peachy pink neutral shade with a soft glowy sheen. Very small difference between dry and wet application.

Himalia

A warm golden brown with strong shimmer. Smooth and glamorous applied dry, turns into a pure metallic when applied wet.

Ursa Major (palette exclusive)

A neutral brown with a skin-like sheen, very soft and wispy but still very even when applied dry, gets a lot darker wet.

Subra

A dark reddish brown with a plum undertone, looks a lot more red in the pan than on the skin. Applies wonderfully both wet and dry, looks darker and slightly when wet.

 

nars narsissist dual-intensity eyeshadow palette

Bottom row of the palette. Each shadow swatched twice, first dry then wet. Andromeda, Lysithea, Giove, Sycorax.

Andromeda

A super pale pearly shade with a golden sheen. Looks more low key dry, turns super golden applied wet.

Lysinthea

A dirty pewter silver shade. Shimmery when applied dry, turns brighter and ultra metallic when applied wet.

Giove

A shimmery blackened blue. Smooth and low key when dry, apply wet to give the blue tone a serious boost.

Sycorax

A dark dark grey with a sheen. Reads black but it’s a lot softer. Feels wispy and soft applied dry, glides on like ink when wet.

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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!