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KIKO Cosmetics Rebel Romantic collection for fall 2015

KIKO Cosmetics levererar en fantastisk höstkollektion i år, Rebel Romantic heter den och temat är romantiskt och dramatiskt då skimmer möter matt, mjukt möter hårt. Rosiga toner för både ögon, läppar och kinder samt en ljuv pop av skimrigt mörkblått och juvelgrönt till ögonlocken. En väldigt användbar och lättarbetad färgskala där de lite mer utstickande färgerna känns självklara.

Det jag har att visa er här är en av de fyra Reckless Spirit-skuggpaletterna, alla sex Metallic Shine-skuggorna och två av de sex Colour Definition-ögonpennorna. Jag valde inga läppisar, förvånade va?! Det finns mängder av produkter i denna kollektion så ta en titt i KIKO’s webshop och se vad som lockar er! Frakten till Sverige är inte den billigaste men den sjunker i pris ju större din order är.

 

KIKO Cosmetics deliver a fantastic fall collection this year, it’s called Rebel Romantic and the theme is romantic and dramatic when shimmer meets mattes, soft meets intense. Rosy shades for both eyes, lips and cheeks and a lovely pop of shimmery dark blue and jewel green for the eyelids. A very useful colour scheme that’s easy to work with, and the more intense colours don’t feel intimidating.

What I have to show you here is one of the four Reckless Spirit Eyeshadow Palettes, all six Metallic Shine Eyeshadows and two of the six Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal shades. I chose no lippies, aren’t you surprised?! There are loads of products to choose from in this collection so take a look at the KIKO webshop and see what catches your eye!

kiko cosmetics rebel romantic collection

A part of the KIKO Cosmetics Rebel Romantic collection. This colour scheme is to die for..

kiko cosmetics rebel romantic collection

The outer packaging varies in quality, the Metallic Shine Eyeshadows feel super sturdy and luxurious, same with the Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal which feel nice and glossy and have a sturdy twist-up function. The Reckless Spirit Eyeshadow Palette on the other hand is rattly and flimsy.

kiko cosmetics metallic shine eyeshadow

KIKO Cosmetics Metallic Shine Eyeshadow. Top Row: 02 Absolutely Rose, 04 Mysterious Sapphire, 06 Dynamic Taupe. Bottom row: 01 Superb Beige, 03 Strong Chocolate, 05 Charming Sage. (Sorry for the zig-zag layout!). These are budget friendly cruelty free dupes for the Clarins Ombre eyeshadows, right inbetween a cream and a powder. They are like ultra creamy powder eyeshadows, not mousse-like as many eyeshadows hybrids. They don’t have any falldown at all and they blend very easily. And whatever you do – you HAVE to get that green!!

kiko cosmetics reckless spirit eyeshadow palette 2 fiery rose

KIKO Cosmetics Reckless Spirit Eyeshadow Palette in 02 Fiery Rose. The packaging may be flimsy (and why waste money on producing those applicators when everyone throws them away? Derp!) but the content is lovely! Four rosy shades perfect for creating a soft semi-smokey eye look. The formula is very silky and the shadows are delicately sheer but build up beautifully. Great everyday palette!

kiko cosmetics colour definition eyeliner and kajal 03 warrior violet 01 darling butter

KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal in 03 Warrior Violet, 01 Darling Butter. I’m SO happy to have found a true matte burgundy eye pencil that doesn’t just look brown or black, I will wear the hell out of it! And the beige one will replace my Idun Minerals Sand which has been a true champ, it even got chewed on by Peggy when she was a puppy (and she turns 3 soon, haha oh lord) so replacing it is just common sense by now. These pencils are twist-ups so you won’t need to sharpen them, plus they’re smudge proof!

KIKO Cosmetics Reckless Spirit Eyeshadow Palette in 02 Fiery rose. Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal in 02 Darling Butter, 03 Warrior Violet.

kiko cosmetics metallic shine eyeshadow

KIKO Cosmetics Metallic Shine Eyeshadow 01 Superb Beige, 02 Absolutely Rose, 03 Strong Chocolate, 04 Mysterious Sapphire, 05 Charming Sage, 06 Dynamic Taupe.

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DIY vanilla body oil

Varje dag smörjer jag in mig med mandelolja, en olja med små molekyler som snabbt och enkelt tränger ner i hud och naglar. Den känns inte flottig på huden utan är lyxigt sammetslen, perfekt när huden bråkar (hola eksemklubben!) och produkter med för mycket processat innehåll och onödiga tillsatser inte känns lägligt. Eller bara för att mata naglarna med när jag nöter tv-serier hela kvällarna.

Så, vad händer om jag drar ur dropperpluggen på min flaska och stuvar ner ett par högkvalitativa vaniljstänger med oljan? Som jag formulerade mig på Instagram om detta: Inte min sämsta idé hittills. Efter ett par dagar har en mjuk, rund doft av bourbonvanilj utvecklats, varken för söt eller överväldigande, plus den ser ungefär en miljon gånger finare ut i flaskan. Fröna flyter runt i flaskan när den skakas men sjunker ganska snabbt ner till botten igen, jag skakar den emellanåt för jag inbillar mig att doften utvecklas bättre då, och väntar då ett par minuter innan jag häller ut någon olja för att slippa få med fröna ut.

Oljan jag har denna gång är från Life och märket Aroma (av misstag ej ekologisk, brukar välja kallpressad ekologisk), och den ekologiska KRAV-märkta vaniljstången från Khoisan Tea går att hitta på Hemköp.

 

Every day I use almond oil on my skin, an oil with small molecules that quickly and easily absorbs into skin an nails. It feels silky smooth on the skin and not greasy, perfect for when the skin is acting up (hola eczema club!) and products with a lot of processed ingredients and unnecessary additives don’t feel like the best choice. Or as nail food when I’m binge watching tv series.

So, what happens if I remove the dropper plug from my bottle and stuff a couple of high quality vanilla beans in with the oil? As I put it on Instagram: Not my worst idea yet. After a few days a rich creamy scent of bourbon vanilla has developed, not too sweet or heady, plus it looks a million times prettier in the bottle. The seeds will float around when you shake the bottle but sinks to the bottom quite quickly after, I shake it now and then imagining that the scent develops better that way, and then wait a few minutes before pouring the oil out so that I won’t pour the seeds out.

The oil is from the brand Aroma this time (by mistake not eco, I always choose eco and cold pressed), and the eco + KRAV labelled (well known Swedish eco labelling) vanilla beans are from Khoisan Tea.

diy vanilla body oil

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Stamping plate heaven!

I’ve been thinking so much about nail stamping lately! I did it now and then a few years ago, did one manicure this spring and now it’s frickin time to get it rolling! A few months ago Born Pretty Store were kind enough to send me some stamping plates, so I picked the four below. I’m more into large patterns that will cover the nail than little figures, flowers and that kind of stuff, so my plates are mostly patterns but if you want it the other way around there are loads of plates to choose from.

These square plates from Born Pretty Stores own line have very clear and crisp engraving with lots of detail, that’s a very important thing as a less defined plate will give you an uglier stamp.

Plates plus stampers/scrapers (I prefer a regular plastic card instead of those scrapers, btw) are all available at the Born Pretty Store webshop.

If you’re wondering about how nail stamping works I’ve posted a video at the bottom of the post.

born pretty store stamping plates

Many stamping! Such pretty! Very pattern!

born pretty store bp-l 003 stamping plate

BP-L 003.  I mainly picked this one for the first two on the top row, the one in the center and the last two on the bottom row. I’m aaaall for the art nouveau/deco as you will see.

born pretty store bp-l 005 stamping plate

BP-L 005. This one also has a lot of nouveau/deco prints which I love, the majority of these are nice! Those deconstructed squares on the bottom row for example, yum.

born pretty store bp-l 006 stamping plate

BP-L 006. On this one we have a lot of basic patterns like stripes, dots, checkered, tartan, houndstooth, chevron.. Very useful! Those bottom row (except for the snowflake on the far right maybe) is hella ugly though if you ask me.

born pretty store bp-l 013 stamping plate

BP-L 013. On this one we have more nice basic patterns like the polka dots and chevrons, plus those little drops are SO cute.

twilight manicure

My Twiligt bath bomb inspired manicure, using the stars on the BP-L 006 plate. Blog post about the manicure here.

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NARS Blush in Exhibit A

I praised this blush in a blog post a few days ago, mentioning how versatile a matte firetruck red blush is. Exhibit A from NARS is 100% panic red and super pigmented, but applied sparingly it turns into the most flattering shade that works with just any makeup look. This colour works on the fairest of the fairest up to very very dark skin, just by altering the amount you apply.

Definitelyt try it out, it’s not as scary as it looks!

nars blush exhibit a

A blush that will last you a lifetime. Haha.

nars blush exhibit a swatch

Here we can see the colour faded from full force to nothing. See how flattering that sheerest colour is on me? Not warm toned, not cool toned, not pink, not orange, just like flushed skin. The darker your skin is the further to the left of this swatch you would be and get the exact same flattering look.

nars blush exhibit a swatch

NARS Blush in Exhibit A applied on the apples of the cheeks. Gives a lovely “no makeup makeup” look even though it looks completely nuts in the pan. Link to blog post about the makeup look here.

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Celestial Cosmetics “Sea of Tranquility”

Nothing gets me like delicate pastel blue nail polish. The fact that this one is holographic aswell doesn’t make a thing worse.. Sea of Tranquility from Celestial Cosmetics needs three coats to get full opacity, the slight sheerness is what makes it look so glass-like, so it’s totally worth it.

My bottle is from Edgy Polish who ship worldwide.

celestial cosmetics sea of tranquility

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celestial cosmetics sea of tranquility

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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!