Monday, November 30, 2009

Aromaleigh Spring Solstice ENCORE for 2 weeks!




This is the collection I've waiting for ;) So all these colors will be sold for 2 weeks and after that part of the Spring Solstice collection will be permanent!

Jipii! Olenkin tätä kokoelmaa odotellut kieli pitkällä :D Spring Solstice sävyt siis myynnissä 2 viikkoa, jonka jälkeen osa kokoelmasta päätyy pysyvään valikoimaan.





*1. Mallow: Spring's first blush. The softest pale coral with shimmers of gold.

**2. Heartleaf: The freshness of budding leaves with sparkles of violet.

*3. Forget-me-not: The lush turquoise of petals, sparkling with magical turquoise sparkles.

4. Tansy: The deep golden color of closed flowerbuds, sparkling with blue highlight.

*5. Jessamine: A walk through the Spring forest. Deep green and brown base with golden highlight shimmer.

*6. Nasturtium: Dramatic neutral red, sparkling with highlights of pink sparks.

*7. Phlox: A delicate, shimmering wash of pale silver grey with iridescent blue sparks.

8. Bellflower: A diaphanous violet purple tone, slightly sheer, with highlights of pink sparks.

*9. Calendula: Warm mahogany brown with coppery sparkle shimmer.

*10. Greenbrier: Lovely cool green with surprising sparks of blue, the color of the sky.

*11. Alyssum: Soft frosty champagne pink with shimmer of green and blue.

12. Chicory: Rich copper with rose undertone, bright copper sparkle.

**13. Hemlock: A complex, very wearable soft shimmering brown with undertones of green.

*14. Lupine: Shimmering mid-tone smokey blue violet.

15. Candytuft: Petal pink with an abundance of violet sparkles highligting.

**16. Trillium: Vibrant, but wearable fresh Spring green full of shimmering green sparkles.

**17. Ondberry: A rich, softly shimmering eggplant purple with slight sparkles of gold.

*18. Larkspur: Softly frosted lavender with a magical purple iridescence.

**19. May Lily : My new favorite- the palest creamy greenish shimmer with sparkles of pink and violet.

**20. Viburnum: Remember the coveted Le Mystere #69? The only Mystere that actually had a recipe? Well, this is it. The perfect marriage of cocoa brown and pewter. Softly frosted. Fantastic.

*21. Godetia: Rosy brown shimmer with tiny sparkles of gold throughout.

*22. Zinnia: So unique, this vibrant but soft coral peach turns into a blend of pinkish coral with a dominant violet iridescence.

*) I'll order a sample
**) I think I'll love this one :D

Pictures & descriptions are from Aromaleigh's website.

Beauty products I'm currently using

I saw this In Phyrra's & Lipstick Rules' blog, so here are the products I'm currently using :) I'm addicted to makeup but hair/body products have been same for longer time (products marked with HG=> I've used for a LONG time :D)

Näin tämän muutamassa blogissa ja päätin kirjoitella omat suosikkituotteeni tällä hetkellä :) Olen meikkiaddikti mutta hius-, kasvo- ja vartalotuotteet ovat pysyneet samoina jo pidempään (HG merkintä=>käytössä PITKÄÄN enkä aio vaihtaa jatkossakaan).

Shampoo: Urtekram Children's shampoo
Conditioner: Giovanni 50:50 balanced (HG)
Styling Products: L'anza Straitline Smoother (HG), Redken Woolshake (HG) & XZ tyrni hiuslakka (hairspray, HG)

Shower Gel: TBS (Dewberry, Cranberry, Green apple, Pink Grapefruit, Black velvet apricot) and Giovanni (Grapefruit sky).
Soap: Suds n Sass Goat milk soap
Body Moisturizer: Urtekram No Perfume (HG) & Weleda
Deodorant: Logona (Oriental) & Nivea Sensitive balm

Cleanser: Sebamed (HG) & TBS Passion fruit cleansing gel
Toner: Melvita's rose water
Exfoliator: none
Moisturizer: A'Kin vital hydration gel-cream & Basan gel (HG)
Eye cream: Decubal eye cream

Foundation Brush: Alima retractable brush
Concealer: MUS Cover all mix
Primer: Purely silk&pearl dry skin primer, Meow Equilibrium
Powder: Dreamworld Peach silk (HG), Aromaleigh You're a doll powders (HG)
Foundation: Sassy Minerals (cool light), Purely Cosmetics/ Pure mineral (custom color), Meow/ Flawless Feline (2 Mau), Lauress/ Elemental (Subtle neutral) & Alima (neutral 2-3)
Blush: Aromaleigh Corset, Wildflower & Pomegranate, Sassy Zealous & Tart, Meow Canna, Alima Freja & Leigh
Highlighter: Don't use often
Eyeshadow Base: Detrivore Primer or Gosh
Eyeshadows: Aromaleigh, Sassy Minerals, HiFi etc... Mineral makeup every day :D
Eyeliner: MAC Fluidlines
Curler: Shu Uemura
Mascara: LashStiletto waterproof or anything non waterproof with Shiseido mascara base.
Lipstick: YSD Rouge Volupte, MAC (Cremesheens), Aromaleigh (blankgeneration, Cakewalk etc), Fyrinnae (Lickable), Beautiful girl minerals (Tainted)...
Lipgloss: MAC Boy Bait! I love this and want to find similar from mineral brands!
Nail Colour: Black, blue & green colors :) I use many brands.
Perfume: I love perfumes :D TBS Love etc, TBS Neroli Jasmin, CK Obsession, Versace Crystal noir, Must de Cartier, Guerlain Shalimar & l'Instant magic, Anna Sui Rock me & Night of Fancy, Valentino Rock'n Rose, Bvlgari Jasmin noir...

I forgot this one:
Lipbalm: Aromaleigh French Cocoa Bliss (HG)

:)

Aromaleigh HiFi Retro Matte EOTD with Smokin'

I tried yesterday In Orbit and Spaz Aromaleigh HiFi Retro Mattes and those colors are definitely my favorites from this collection! Today I wanted to try something completely different and decided to try Smokin'. I was very surprised how much I liked this color! And I think it was even prettier irl :)

Eilen testasin Aromaleighin HiFi Retro Matteista In Orbit ja Spaz sävyt, jota ovat taatusti omat suosikkini tästä kokoelmasta! Tänään halusin ihan erilaisia sävyjä ja päätin kokeilla Smokin'ia. Olin todella yllättynyt kuinka paljon pidin tästä väristä! Ja oli vielä kivanpi livenä :)








-Gosh eyeshadow base
-AL Butterfly Kisses, Les Papillons (lid)
-AL Smokin', HiFi Retro Matte (crease, lower lash line)
-AL Sand, pure eyes matte (brow bone)
-MAC blacktack fluidline
-Shiseido mascara base+Gosh mascara

Butterfly Kisses: Sweetest cool silvery frosted pink with lavender tones, golden highlights and brilliant sparks of aqua.
Smokin': smoked mauve with earthy tones, set your stare on fire.


Hope you like this :) I 've learnt to like pink. LOL

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Aromaleigh Retro HiFi Matte look: In Orbit

*** Don't forget my BLOG GIVEAWAY! Coming soon ***



OMG, these new Aromaleigh's Retro HiFi Mattes are so beautiful! I had to try In Orbit first, because I just love green ;) I did expect these to be very nice (because I love AL mattes) but these greens are just incredible :D Hope you like the look too!

No onpas nämä Aromaleighin uudet Retro HiFi mattet melkoisen ihania! Piti tietty kokeilla In Orbitia ensin, vihreää kun rakastan ;) Odotin näiltä paljon, AL:n matta väreistä kun pidän, ja ovat vähintääkin niin ihanat vihreät kuin epäilin :D








-Gosh primer
-AL In Orbit, Retro HiFi matte (lid)
-AL Spaz, Retro HiFi matte (outer lid & lower lash line)
-AL Divine Intervention, Gothic Lolita (crease)
-AL Sand, Pure eyes matte (brow bone)
-MAC fluidline Bliz&Glitz
-LashStiletto wp

In Orbit: wicked chartreuse green (this color has the slightest lustre, it is barely perceptible on the skin)
Spaz:
True lime green, totally nuclear.
Divine Intervention: Glorious verdant pearlescent warm green with heavenly sparks of blue


Planning to order these beauties? :D

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Aromaleigh Retro Hi-Fi Matte swatches

I got the samples from Aromaleigh to review & swatch, thank you MissK!

I tried to swatch these lovely, vibrant colors many times but somehow some of the colors looked too light in the pictures... Unfortunately the weather has been just terrible here in Finland, very dark and rainy... I even tried to swatch these on eyes but maybe I started with wrong color and I looked like Agneta from ABBA :D


I just washed my makeup and applied Big Tickle only :D Sorry about the application but I just wanted to show how pigmented these are. Very easy to blend too!

So sorry, the swatches are not that good but I'll do some EOTD's asap!


Sain nämä ihanat Retro Hi-Fi Mattet Aromaleighiltä arvoita ja swatcheja varten. Hieman siis hermostuin, kun swatcheista ei näyttänyt tulevan mitään! Nämä kaunokaiset näyttivät swatcheissa usein ihan liian vaaleilta... Hieman aurinkoisempi sää olisi ehkä auttanut myös asiaa! Yritin jopa swatchata nämä luomilla mutta taisin aloittaa väärällä sävyllä ja tuo vaaleansininen sai aikaa melkoiset Abba Agneta fiilikset. Kääk :D



Real Gone: Bright lemony yellow.
In Orbit:
wicked chartreuse green (this color has the slightest lustre)
Spaz:
True lime green.
Radioactive:
A vivid cool green.



Big Tickle: That quintessential cyan teal blue.
Daddy-o: slightly muted turquoise blue.
Fake Out: slightly muted cool blue with a hint of violet tones. Blue Note, perhaps?
Cool It:
Vivid bright spaced-out blue.



Train Wreck: Pinked red.
Kookie: The girliest cool pink ever.
Heels on Fire: Intense mauved pink.
Cranked: Slightly muted coral red (this color has the slightest lustre).



Cat's Pajamas: matte coral with warm orange tones. It's not orange, it's not red.
Ankle Biter:
Warm-toned orange, bright!
Flip your Lid:
atomic orange!
Supermurgatroid:
Intense coral orange.



*sorry, this one is the worst swatch :(*

What's Shakin'?: Cool toned purple.
Got Dibs:
Warm toned purple.
In the Mix:
smoked violet.
Smokin':
smoked mauve with earthy tones.

Are you interested in Retro Hi-Fi mattes? Quality is excellent, as always in Aromaleigh products :)

Friday, November 27, 2009

HiFi Cosmetics sale & new products

Oh no, just ordered new samples and now Veronica created AGAIN too beautiful pigments ;) Here is also sale details: "Black Friday Sale going on all weekend! Enjoy Hi Fi Shadow BOGO, 10% off sample sets, 20% off all MesmerEYES 3-Piece Sets and 30% off EVERYTHING ELSE!"

Juuri tilasin HiFi Cosmeticsilta uusia sävyjä testiin ja johan Veronica laittoi uusia esille. Osa tosin noista on jo tulossa, joulusävyt on kyllä saatava... :D Ja aleaikakin on vielä viikonlopun ajan: luomiväreissä BOGO (osta yksi, saat toisen kaupan päälle), -10% sampleseteistä, -20% kolmen luomivärin seteistä ja muut tuotteet -30%. Alla kuvia HiFin blogista:


HiFi Cosmetics new pigments (pictures from HiFi's blog):




Very pale, champagne-beige.


Pearly, opaque fuschia with dark pink glitter.


Pearly blue-gray-violet with pink sparkles.


Very unique color... Deep pearly green with lots of pink shimmers!



A blackish purple with hologram sparkles!



Super-bright pearly orange.



Very pale in the jar, this color goes on as a
shimmery metallic pink.



Very pale, pearly lavender.



Pale, pinkish purple color-shifter.
Very sparkly!



Rich purple with lots and lots of
silver sparkles!





Thursday, November 26, 2009

Christmas... by Meow & EOTD with Ghosts of Xmas Past

Meow has a lovely new collection: 12 pains of Christmas. What a name! LOL. "Batteries not incl" sounds so familiar ;) Also other older Christmas collection are now available, I used pigments from Ghosts of Xmas Past-collection in my EOTD.

Meowin sivuilta löytyy uusi joulukokoelma (12 pains of Christmas) sekä muutama vanhakin! Käytin meikissä pigmenttejä kokoelmasta Ghosts of Xmas Past. Ihania ovat :)



I'm very tempted to order, I must say ;) I just hope Meow will eventually get cheaper international shipping option too, ~15 USD is just so much.... Of course I'll order but not so often. New discount code, valid through Sunday 29 th: CatsEatTurkey2

Aika houkuttavaa olisi kyllä tilata... Nuo postikulut vain ovat sen verran kovat, että miettii muutaman hetken pidempään kuitenkin. Nyt tosin sunnuntaihin saakka alea koodilla: CatsEatTurkey2.









-GOSH shadow base
-Meow Pink Sand, caribbean LE (inner lid)
-Meow Santa Baby, Ghost of Xmas past (outer lid, lower lash line)
-Meow Midnight kiss, Ghost of Xmas Past (crease)
-MAC Macroviolet fluidline
-LashStiletto wp

Santa Baby: metallic sparkly magenta
Midnight kiss: a holiday explosion of color and glitz! A dark grey/black base sparkling with red gold, pink and silver glitter! True Love that will last all year long!!

Hope you like my EOTD :) Planning to order some Christmas Meow?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Aromaleigh En Pointe permanent colors & swatches

Now part of Aromaleigh's en Pointe collection is made permanent! Here are my swatches:

Nyt tosiaan osa Aromaleighin en Pointe kokoelmasta on pysyvässä kokoelmassa! Ja swatchit seuraavat:

Arabesque: A refined bluish green with highlight shimmers of green and gold. Multi-facted and rich frost. (Frost) This is SO "me", I love this one!

Odile: A deep and mysterious smooth, lush mauve sheen with iridescent shine of green and blue and earthy undertones. (Smooth frost)

Dulcinea: Rich warm purple plush matte base with unexpected smooth green iridescent highlight. (Sheen)

Serenade: A color inspired by my favorite ballet. Beautiful smooth teal plush matte base with a lush violet iridescent highlight. (Sheen)

Aurora: A pinky-beige plush matte base scattered with tiny shimmers of blue and pink. Fit for a princess. (Sheen, slight shimmer)

Calliope: As lovely as the muse herself, this is a go-to color. A soft plush matte base beholds softly shimmering beige and lilac tones. (Sheen, slight shimmer)

Waltz: A soft pale green plush matte base with a mysterious blue-green highlight tone. Use wet or over base for more drama! (Sheen, slight shimmer)

Coppelia: A lovely berried plum plush matte base with a dimensional smooth violet highlight. (Sheen)

Myrtha: The rich deep blue green of night with an earthy base. Gorgeous dramatic blue-green highlight shimmer. Apply went for high drama, dry for softer effect. Plush matte base with sheen highlight.

Elegie: A dark dose of shimmering jewels. Add to other shades to deepen and dramatize, use wet-lined or all-over for a magnificent, glimmering smokey eye. OMG, now wonder so many love this color!

Piqué: A lovely mauved purply brown with light-changing lustre, travels from purply-blue to blue-green. (Sheen) I just didn't read the description well enough, I never like color with blue sheen, never. LOL Unfortunately the blue sheen doesn't show in this picture.

Sylph: Add a touch of shimmering tiara glamour to any shade to add sparkly and shine... brilliant sparkling jewels in a white plush matte base. Pure sparkle, gorgeous!

And colors I didn't order:

Clara: Festive warm purple with a twist... an unexpected smokey base and a sweet blue and pink traveling iridescent highlight. (Frost)

Tutu: Soft pink violet plush matte base with an effervescent golden copper highlight. (Sheen)

EOTD with Arabesque (lid, lower lash line), Elegie (crease) & Sylph (tear duct). These three colors are my favorites, no doubt :D

Ja meikki näillä kaunokaisilla :D Arabesque (luomella, alarajauksena), Elegie (luomivaossa) & Sylph (sisänurkassa). Ehdottomat suosikkini tästä kokoelmasta!





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Some other swatches too, first Gothic Lolita Creampuff lipcolor:

Ja hieman lisää swatcheja, ensin Creampuff huulipuna:





Cakewalk loks too dark in the picture, it's my favorite everyday lipcolor! Creampuff is maybe a bit too light for me.

Cakewalk näyttää kuvassa liian tummalta, on ehdoton suosikkini! Creampuff taitaa olla hieman liian vaalea minulle, täytyy laittaa varovasti/vähän.

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And here is Gothic Lolita blush swatch:

Ja Lolita poskipunista parempi kuva:



Have you tried en pointe pigments yet? Favorites? :D

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

L'Occitane Marvelous hand cream trio & Melvita Rose water



I was looking for a new hand cream. I've using one from Melvita, it was just great but the smell of lavender is so strong... I wanted something else this time (I'll buy Melvita later again). And then I saw this pretty trio from L'Occitane and I just couldn't resist ;) I wasn't sure whether I'll love or hate the smells of cherry and rose but in fact both are just delicious :D Vanilla is nice too but I like the other two more. Vanilla also thicker than the others so I use it at nights.

The scents are:
-the fruity, zesty scent of Sweet Cherry
-the floral, sugary scent of Candied Rose
-the delectable softness of Shea Vanilla

Uuden käsivoiteen hankinta tuli ajankohtaiseksi, kun Melvitan versio loppui. Pidin Melvitastta paljon mutta tuoksu on melkoisen vahva (laventeli tms) ja halusin nyt vaihteeksi jotain muuta. Ja kun sitten näin tämän L'Occitanen trion kaupassa, olihan se pakko saada ;) Olin ihan varma, että pidän vaniljasta mutta en ollut yhtään varma miellyttävätkö ruusu ja kirsikka minua yhtään (en voi sietää kirsikan tuoksua). Yllätys olikin melkoinen, kun pidin niistä jopa vaniljaa enemmän :D Vanilja on koostumukseltaan muita myös selvästi paksumpi ja käytän sitä öisin.

I also bought a new bottle of Melvita Rose Water, I reallyreallyreally love it! I don't like smell of roses but my skin just loves this :D I use rose water as a skin toner and sometimes over my make up too. Rose water makes my skin so soft.

Ostin myös Melvitan ruusuvettä, taitaa olla jo kolmas pullo käytössä, tämä on ihana! En pidä ruusun tuoksusta mutta ihoni rakastaa ruusuvettä! Käytän siis kasvovetenä. Pidän vielä enemmän Vihreän Kosmetiikan versiosta mutta tällaiselle suurkuluttajalle se tulee hieman liian kalliiksi :/

And FOTD with Stardust pigments :) Unfortunately not the best, I still have terrible flu...





-Detrivore primer
-Stardust Tender (lid)
-Stardust Heartstone LE (crease, lower lash line)
-MAC Blitz&Glitz fluidline
-Lash Stiletto wp

Tender: Multidimensional green with copper highlight
Heartstone: Smooth gun metal with a fire like glow

Hope you liked the look :) Can you tell me your favorite hand cream?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Neutral EOTD with Purely Cosmetics

I have a terrible flu and wanted to have a neutral look, I didn't need any extra attention to my tired face and red nose :P I used pigments from Purely Cosmetics and I really liked these! Colors were very easy to blend. In fact I'm going to try these colors when I make up my mom next time (she likes neutrals).

Kammottava flunssa iski, enkä halunnut liikaa huomiota väsyneeseen nassuun ja punakkaan nenääni :P Valitsin neutraalin meikin ja Purelyn pigmentit. Mukava laatuisilta tuntuivat ja olivat helpot häivyttää. Seuraavalla kerralla kun meikkaan äitini, taidan käyttää näitä värejä :)







-Detrivore primer
-Purely Nearly nude shimmer (tear duct, brow bone)
-Purely Champagne (lid)
-Purely Medium Brown semi matte (crease, lower lash line)
-MAC Dipdown fluidline
-LashStiletto wp



Thanks for looking :) Hopefully this flu doesn't last for long time...

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