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New nail polishes from KICKS, IsaDora & Gina Tricot

Jag har lyckats slita ut mitt minneskort till kameran (fyskiskt utslitet, jag stoppar dem i och ur minneskortsläsare/kamera tills de bokstavligen går av på mitten) så sitter för tillfället utan, tills vidare blir det lite ajfån-bloggande!

Nu tänkte jag visa er lite lack som ramlat ner i min brevlåda på sistone, nämligen några lack ur KICKS vårkollektion som är full av krämiga glada nyanser (ute i butik nu eller mycket snart), IsaDoras vårkollektion Sugar Nails Pastels som bjuder på isigt bleka pasteller i gnistrande sockerfinish (ute i butik nästa vecka) samt fyra lack ur Gina Tricots egen linje.

 

I’ve managed to wear out the memory card for my camera (physically outworn, I put them in and out of memory card readers/camera so much that they break down the middle after a while) so I haven’t got one right now, until then I’ll post some eyepheuuwnn pictures! 

I thought I could show you some polishes that have made their way here lately, some polishes from the KICKS spring collection which is packed with creamy happy shades (in stores now or very soon), the IsaDora spring collection called Sugar Nails Pastels which gives us icy pale pastels with a sparkling sugar finish (in store next week) plus four polishes from Gina Tricots own line.

 

kicks nail polishes spring 2014

KICKS Spring 2014: Water Lover, Greek Mosaik, Waterfalls, Cloudy Mist, Beach Sunset, Mango Milkshake, Flirty Skirt

isadora nail polishes spring 2014

IsaDora Sugar Nails Pastels: Lemon Soda, Peach Nectar, Macaron, Bon Bon, Cotton Candy

new gina tricot nail polishes

Gina Tricot Nail Polish: Blue Bug, Deep Ocean, Candy Mint, Purple Mint

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What was I wearing last March?

Last March I had a crush on Flamingo Pose lipstick by Milani. Makes total sense, I’m still crazy about it! Here’s the old “face of the day” that I posted back then. Click here to read the full blog post I wrote!

 

 

Face:

  • By Terry Cover Expert Foundation – Fair Beige
  • Sephora Smoothing & Brightening Concealer – 02
  • MIYO Doll Face Compact Powder – Vanilla (01)
  • Sleek MakeUP Face Form Palette “Fair” (blush & highlighter)

Brows:

  • IsaDora Eyebrow Pencil Waterproof – Light Brown
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • IsaDora Eyebrow Pencil Waterproof – Light Brown
  • IsaDora Eyebrow Lifter (on the waterline)
  • Oriflame Hyperstretch Mascara

Lips:

  • Milani Color Statement Lipstick – Flamingo Pose

Perfume of the day:

  • L’Artisan Parfumeur – Bois Farine (nutty, creamy, woody)
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How bright/dark do you like your reds?

At the moment I usually go for the brighter, shinier reds with a little transparency, but I really want to come back to the deep mattes!

red lipsticks

Yves Rocher “Gelée Cerise”, Chanel “La Fascinante”, Wet n Wild “Cherry Bomb”

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Benecos Lipstick “Pink Honey”

Ett läppstift jag ofta får frågor och kommentarer om här i bloggen är Pink Honey från Benecos, en nyans jag brukar dra fram när jag vill ha en ljus och lätt läppfärg. Hudfärgade nudeläppar passar inte alla, där är jag ett classic case. Målar jag läpparna i samma nyans som huden runtom så är det bara att skratta och torka bort. På grund av detta lutar jag ofta mot “läppfärgade” nyanser istället när jag vill bära nude, något som friskar upp men ändå erkänner att läpparna finns kvar. Där kommer Pink Honey in i bilden!

Pink Honey är en perfekt balans mellan persika, rosa och nude. På någon med mörkare eller varmare hy kommer denna upplevas mer ljusrosa vilket också är topp, men på mig håller den sig mitt emellan dessa undertoner. Undertonen och den skimmerfria finishen gör att det går att bära till i stort sett vilken makeup som helst. Formulan är lätt och återfuktande och det glider på fint utan att fastna i torra fläckar på läpparna.

Shoppa på Iherb för $13.99 (har en rabattkod för Iherb här!) eller på svenska webshopar som t.ex. Jordklok för 86 SEK.

 

A lipstick that I often get questions and comments about here on my blog is Pink Honey from Benecos, a shade that I often pull out when I need something light and soft on my lips. Skin coloured nude lips don’t suit everyone, I’m a classic case when it comes to that. If I paint my lips in the same colour as the skin around them it’s just a matter of laughing and wiping it off again. Because of that I lean more towards “lip coloured” shades instead when I wear nudes, something that refreshes but still keeps my lips on the face. That’s where Pink Honey comes in!

Pink Honey is the perfect balance between peach, pink and nude. On someone with darker or warmer skin it will look more like a light pink which is also pretty, but on me it stays right inbetween these shades. The undertone and shimmer free finish makes it suit basically any makeup look. The formula is light and moisturizing, and it glides on nicely without sticking to any unevenness on the lips.

You can find it at Iherb for $13.99 (I mentioned an Iherb coupon code here!)

 

benecos lipstick pink honey

benecos lipstick pink honey swatch

Left: Naked lips. Right: Benecos Lipstick in Pink Honey applied straight from the tube.

benecos lipstick pink honey

Blog posts about these looks: 1, 2, 3, 4

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China Glaze “Jolly Holly”

Let’s pretend that I’m not showing you Christmas polishes during late February, okay? 2010 China Glaze released a holiday collection containing this beauty called Jolly Holly, a dark velvety green with soft, mellow shimmer that applies perfectly with two coats. I’ve loved it ever since, and now that I cut my nails short again I’m all over the classy dark shades. I think that this kind of shades looks best on short nails!

Update: The Swedish nail bloggers have colour themes on different days of the weeks, like blue Monday, Nailart Sunday and so on. I FINALLY matched up with a green Wednesday without even knowing! Haha! See the other green Wednesday polishes over at Vackerunderbar!

 

china glaze jolly holly

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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!