Thursday, December 31, 2009

NOTD Misa Toxic Seduction & Suds n sass EOTD and LOTD

Misa Toxic Seduction might my favorite green nail polish! *LOVE* I didn't even remember I have this one... It's forest green but with a hint of teal. Gorgeous! I used 2 coats over Orly Nail Armor and it was completely opaque.

Oih, Misan Toxic Seduction saattaa olla suosikkivihreäni! Miten olinkaan unohtanut koko lakan olemassaolon... Liikaa lakkoja? ^-^ Lakka on siis metsänvihreä ja mukana on myös sinertävää, ihan mielettömän kaunis. Käytin 2 kerrosta Orlyn Nail Amorin päällä ja ihan peittävää jälkeä tuli.




I also had to add lip swatch of my new lip gloss :D I added this photo to that older post too.

Ja olihan minun tehtävä eilisestä huulikiillostani vielä huulikuva :D Siis i h a n a! Yllä linkki postaukseen, johon lisäsin myös tämän kuvan.




Sud n Sass Ice crystals (clear) gloss with Zinnia & Blossom pigments on left, MAC Boy Bait on right.


Lip swatch of my gloss. I LOVE it!

I had only 10 minutes for my makeup today, I was very sleepy in the morning. So my makeup wasn't a masterpiece. Haha. But I wanted to show these lovely pigments anyway ;) Angels breath is a delicate and so pretty light pink, Blackened Gold is a great neutral!

Ja ihan mestariteosta (heh) ei meikistäni tullut, aamulla nimittäin uni maistui paremmalta kuin meikkaus ;) Halusin kuitenkin näyttää nämä ihanat pigmentit. Luomella on kaunis ja herkkä Angels breath (hento v.pun) ja varjostuksena Blackened Gold, todella ihana sävy neutraalimpaan meikkiin.



-Detrivore primer
-Suds n Sass Angels breath (lid, browbone)
-Suds n Sass Bloackened gold (crease, lower lashline)
-MAC Blitz&Glitz fluidline & LashStiletto wp

Angels Breath: a very light pink with gold flecks of glitter/shimmer
Blackened Gold: Gold Shimmer/Sparkle in a bold blackened gold/bronze base

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

About next giveaway! Questions :)

I made a poll about next giveaways, you can find from here--->

I think I need have a giveaway when my blog has reached 200 readers (189 in the moment), right? :D But what would you like to get? Are there some Lumene, GOSH or Isadora products you find interesting?

Here are some suggestions (=my favorites):

-Isadora Inliner kajal in Blonde (beige kajal, I use this daily)
-GOSH eye shadow primer
-Lumene Natural Code Smile booster lip gloss (it's not really "natural", regular lipgloss but I like it)
-Depend nail polish
-Lumene mascara?

The giveaway is coming later! Just be a follower (there---->)
and follow my blog for instructions :)


Tuossa palkissa on kysely seuraavasta arvonnasta--->

Jos tässä nyt tuohon 200:n lukijaan päästään, niin eiköhän se ole pakko pitää :D Ehdottelin tuossa yllä esim. Lumenen, Isadoran, Dependin ja GOSHin tuotteita.


Lisää arvonnasta myöhemmin, tämä postaus on vain arvonnan pohtimiseen :D

Mutta kuten yleensäkin, tuosta Followers-kohdasta--->
pitäisi nimesi löytyä.

Suds n Sass haul

I ordered more Suds n Sass soaps :D You can find my review from here.

Jee, lisää Sud n Sassin tavaraa saapui tänään! Arvosteluni firman tuotteista löytyy
täältä.


Wax tart (Island delight), round guest soaps: Juicy pear, Pomegranate, Very Merry Cranberry, Tropical treat & Strawberry parfait. Sample soap (Birthday wishes), another unscented cupcake soap for my son, Tropical treat roll on scent, custom perfume & some mineral eyeshadows.

Wax tart tuoksulyhtyyn (tuoksu: Island delight), pyöreitä pikkusaippuoita: Juicy pear, Pomegranate, Very Merry Cranberry, Tropical treat & Strawberry parfait. Ilmaisnäyte-saippua (Birthday wishes), toinen muffinssisaippua pojalleni, Tropical treat roll on-tuoksu, Custom-tuoksu & mineraaliluomivärejä.

The custom scent is named after my daughter and the scent is very merry cranberry-juicy pear-mango-pineapple noel. Very sweet, I must say :D I love the black & pink crystals in the bottle!

The Custom scent on nimetty tyttäreni mukaan ja tuoksuna very merry cranberry-juicy pear-mango-pineapple noel.
Melko makea, sanon mä :D Pullon sisällä on kauniit kristallit koristeena!



And here is Nea's DIY lipgloss kit :D I bought clear lip gloss (Ice Crystals) and I absolutely LOVE this formula! I can't describe it, sorry, but it feels a lot like ones I have from Spell Cosmetics*. I'm going to add some color myself, I bough samples of Zinnia, Sahara, Pegonia & Blossom.

*) More about Spell cosmetics coming later, unfortunately my package had an accident->all pigments were wet, but they re-sent the package. I hope it arrives soon!

edit: I didn't get replacement pigments: "Wet & Set is packaged separately to preserve the shadows in case of a break and the shadows are safety sealed. Thank you for patience". Yep, then I must be a liar, what a nice customer service. Simple "We are sorry to hear but unfortunaly we can't replace... blablabla..." would have been enough.

The first time I contacted them with pictures (PayPal dispute would have been possible), they were very nice and promised to send me replacement "as quickly as humanly possible". I'm very angry and will never ever order anything from this company again.




The pigment on left is an example of wet pigment (dried when this pic was taken) and the other is an example on the damp one...

Ja tässä on Nean tee-se-itse-huulikiiltosetti :D Ostin värittömän kiillon (Ice Crystals) ja pidän tästä ihan hirmuisesti! Vaikea kuvailla laatua, ei tahmea kuitenkaan, muistuttaa kovasti Spell Cosmeticsin* kiiltoja. Lisää tähän itse hiukan väriä, kuvassa luomivärisamplet Zinnia, Sahara, pegonia & Blossom.

*) Lisää Spell Cosmeticsista myöhemmin. paketti oli tuhottu kuljetuksessa->kaikki pigmentit märkiä. Ovat lähettäneet minulle uuden paketin, joka toivottavasti saapuu piakkoin. Ja edittiä: ei sitten saapunut ja sanoivat, etteivät uusi pigmnettejä lähetä, koska eivät ole voineet kastua
hyvän pakkauksen vuoksi (kuva yllä). Jep, olen siis valehtelija. En suosittele ko firmaa.



And here is what I want to create ;) My MAC Cremesheen lipglass in Boy bait! Zinnia might be quite close. Yay!

Ja tässä se mitä haluaisin luoda ;) MAC Cremesheen lipglass in Boy Bait! Zinnia saattaisi olla aika lähellä oikeaa. Jee!




And this is what I got:





Suds n Sass Ice Crystals gloss with Zinnia & Blossom pigments on left and MAC Boy Bait on right. I LOVE this, my ligloss dream :D LOL I used more of Zinnia this time but maybe 50% Zinnia and 50% Blossom would be even better.

Ja sitten pääsin testaamaan :D Vasemmalla Suds n Sassin väritön kiilto kera Zinnian ja Blossomin ja oikealla MAC Boy Bait. Ihana, huulikiiltounelmani :D Käytin enemmän Zinniaa tällä kertaa mutta varmaan fifty-fifty olisi vielä parempi sekoitussuhde.


Do you like my new gloss? Have you already ordered some Sud n Sass? :D

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Shopping... :D

I was going to buy anything... And here is my "anything" :D

Jep jep, mitään ei pitänyt alesta ostaa :D



MEXX Black for Her gift set (EdT, shower gel & body lotion). This set was only 12€ and I really like this scent.

MEXX Black for her-setti (tuoksu, suihkugeeli ja vartalovoide). Setti maksoi vain 12€, joten olihan se korjattava talteen, varsinkin kun olen ollut aikeissa ostaa tämän
.

"The version for women, Mexx Black for Her wraps you with scents of peony, ginger blossom, black currant, marigold and freesia and top notes. A heart blossoms with lotus, pear, apricot, cedar and litchi, while a base comprises sandalwood, amber and vanilla." From Fragrantica.

From The Body Shop: Black bath gloves, Peach & Raspberry shower gels.

Ja Body Shopista mustat kuorintahanskat, tuoksulyhty (ei kuvassa), persikka ja vadelma suihkugeelit.


This wasn't on sale but I had to get the last tube of MAC Cremesheen lipglass in Boy Bait from local MAC counter... I REALLY love this perfect nude lipgloss. I've never finished a lipgloss before this one :D

Tämä ei ollut edes alessa mutta oli ihan pakko saada Turun viimeinen MAC Cremesheen lipglass sävyssä Boy bait. Tämä on aivan täydellinen nude-sävy, minulle! ja on muuten eka ikinä loppuun kuluttamani kiilto :D En ole siis ennen suuremmin kiiltojen perään ollut.




I bought this Lumene eye gel about a week ago and I really like it. It's gel but not too "watery", feels refreshing and moisturizing. You can see the ingredients list below. The packaging has changed, great, this was only half full :-O

Ostin noin viikko sitten tämän Lumenen silmän ympärysgeelin ja olen todellakin pitänyt tästä. On tosiaan geeli mutta ihanan paksu koostumukseltaan, ei yhtään liru. Tuntuu raikkaalta ja kosteuttavalta. Ostin tämän S-Marketista ja meinasin pyrstölleni lentää: Yläkerran Sokoksella hinta oli tuplat! Hinta oli siis marketin puolella alle 6€. Onneksi pahvipakkaus on tainnut muuttua, tämä on tyhjää täynnä.






Monday, December 28, 2009

Skin MD Shielding Lotion review

I was offered Skin MD Shielding lotion for review. It took me a few weeks to decide whether to take it or not. I always read the inci first:

Deionized water (Aqua)
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Aloe Vera)
Cyclopentasiloxane
Dimethicone
Methyl Gluceth-20
Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)
Arnica Montana Flower Extract (Arnica)
Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract (Comfrey)
Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract (Chamomile)
Achillea Millefolium Extract (Yarrow)
Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer
1,2 Hexanediol
Caprylyl Glycol
Butylene Glycol
Aminomethyl Propanol
Phenoxyethanol

The product is fragrance, colorant & paraben free.



The reason I got interested is folllowing text, bacause I've really noticed the same with my own skin. I used to use the most heavy & oily creams and my skin was still SO DRY and cracked, now I'm using just moisturizing gels and gel-creams and my skin is not even dry!

"Conventional lotions only add artificial moisture to the skin temporarily alleviating the dryness or itching, but these moisturizers don't actually solve the problem, they only treat symptoms without eliminating the cause. Dry skin is unable to absorb the newly added moisture to allow repair – it does not get "locked" into the skin. It gets lost easily. That’s why we keep applying more and more of the conventional lotions. Even so, skin easily gets addicted and may even suspend production of it's own moisture, relying on added moisturizer."

"While we were researching and testing the formulation one of the most exciting new ingredients to come out in years was released to the cosmetic industry. Glycerin has been the standard against which all humectants are measured. This new substance has a moisturizing factor 6 times higher than glycerin. "


When I got this, I had terrible flu (have it still :/) and weather started to get really_cold. I tried this first on my entire face but unfortunately I'm now 100% certain that my face doesn't tolerate silicones. It's really quite rare, if you can use "normal" products without big problems, you should have no problem with silicones! I really didn't find even foundation suitable for my skin, before I found minerals.

The lotion felt very nice and cooling (nothing extreme, very nice feeling), not creasy at all and it's suitable even for oilier skins, I think. For dry skin, it might take a little time to get used to this and maybe you need to re-apply often in the beginning. Formula is gel-cream, very light and refreshing.

I was really quite sad it didn't work on my face. But I still noticed that worked wonders under my nose, where the skin was cracked. I have used it since and my skin is in perfect condition! I will most definitely use this on my kids too, when their skin gets dry. I've tried Shielding lotion on them already but didn't notice the difference because their skins are in very condition in the moment. I have used this also as a hand cream and it feels "shielding" :)

I don't really know where you can find this product yet, but at least Pharmacy2U (UK) sells this and the price is 14.49 GBP. If you live in US, you can find the store locator from here. There is also a version with SPF 15.

Summa summarum: I REALLY liked this and can recommend it! I can't use it on my entire face but I have a really difficult skin (no silicones, no silica, no mineral oils, no lanolin, no honey, not even some natural oils like jojoba... and the list is still growing). It healed my cracked skin very quickly and didn't feel creasy or sticky at all. I'll in fact tell about this product to my local pharmacy :)

*tulossa suomeksi, kunhan kuulen että tämä on saatavilla täältäkin :)*

Delicate EOTD with Aromaleigh Zinnia

I've wanted to try Zinnia (Sping Solstice) for several days now, it just looks so nice in sample baggie. I was very surprised when I tried this: Zinnia is a chameleon :D It looks peachy in some light and iridescent pink in other! I really have just one color in my lid. Do I like? Not really... But I undestand why so many do. That pink tone wasn't perfect for me and I looked kind of tired.

Olen halunnut testata Aromaleighin Zinniaa jo muutaman päivän, näytti niin kauniilta persikkaiselta sävyltä pussissa. Olin todella yllättynyt, kun tätä kokeilin: väri melkoinen kameleontti! Näyttää persikkaiselta mutta tässä on voimakkaasti pinkkiä hohdetta mukana (mikä iridescent on suomeksi? :D). Pidänkö tästä+ Enpä juuri mutta ymmärrän toisaalta, miksi niin moni tykkää. Tuo pinkki hohde ei olleu ihan minun sävyni ja näytin vähän väsyneeltä (ainahan väsynyt olen mutta en yleensä ihan näin väsyneeltä näytä ;).








-Detrivore primer
-AL Zinnia/ Spring solstice (lid)
-AL Bellflower/ Spring solstice (crease)
-MAC Macroviolet fluidline
-Shu Uemura met. purple eyeliner (lower lashline)
-LashStiletto wp

Zinnia: So unique, this vibrant but soft coral peach turns into a blend of pinkish coral with a dominant violet iridescence.
Bellflower: A diaphanous violet purple tone, slightly sheer, with highlights of pink sparks.

Tomorrow I'll try Mallow with Ondberry :D

Sunday, December 27, 2009

HiFi Cosmetics swatches, EOTD's & my Christmas presents

I LOVE HiFi cosmetics! Here are swatches of my latest order, and I've already ordered more ;)

Kuten olen ennenkin maininnut, pidän kovasti
HiFi Cosmeticsin pigmenteistä! Tässä viimeisimmän tilaukseni swatchit, lisää on jo tilattu ;)









And some HiFi EOTD's, first my Christmas Eve eyes:
Jouluaaton meikkini:






-Detrivore primer
-HiFi Tell me lies (tear duct area)
-HiFi Adeste Fideles (lid)
-HiFi Wicked (crease, lower lash line)
-Sassy Silk sheets (browbone)
-MAC Blitz&Glitz fluidline
-LashStiletto wp

TELL ME LIES is a pearly golden white...absolutely GORGEOUS highlight color!
ADESTE FIDELES is a super-shimmery gold with a cool green interference.
WICKED is a shimmering gilded black with tons of golden sparkle!

And today's EOTD:






-Detrivore primer
-HiFi Tell me lies (lid)
-HiFi Distortion (crease, lower lashline)
-Sassy Silk sheets (browbone)
-MAC Blitz&Glitz fluidline
-LashStiletto wp

TELL ME LIES is a pearly golden white
DISTORTION is a mega-bright chartreuse pearl with an INSANE amount of green and gold shimmer!



I was bit worried about Distortion, since it's based on TKB taurus orion and I have plenty of that... But should have known better, Veronica doesn't repack and made this beutiful base to a amazing finished eyeshadow! If you are worried about any pigments, just ask Veronica, she will tell you all you want to know :)

Olin hiukan huolissani Distortionista, sillä sen pohjana on käytetty TKB:n Taurus orionia, jota minulla taas on ns. tarpeeksi. Mutta olisi pitänyt tietää jo paremmin, Veronica muokkaa pigmenttejä ja tämäkin on aivan ihana, valmis luomiväri! Jos ikinä joku pigmentti huolettaa, sen kun kysyt vain Veronicalta, vastaa ihan varmasti!

And finally, here is picture of my Christmas presents:
Tässä vielä kuva joululahjoistani:



I got Himalayan bath salt, L'Occitane Green Tea set (EdT, shower gel & body milk), Anna Sui's Live your dream EdT, Nesti Dante soap (not pictured), Twilight book (Houkutus in Finnish, and I bought New moon today) and Nomination Composable-bracelet. I've never even liked Nomination but my daughter has one and I kind of started to like it :D I'll collect names of my kids with "diamond letters".

Joulupukki toi Himalajan kylpysuolaa (Ruohonjuuresta), L'Occitanen Green Tea-setin (tuoksu, suihkugeeli ja vartalovoide, oli Sokarilla alessa :D), Anna Suin Live your dream-tuoksun (olisikohan kotoisin Honkkarista? *heh*), kirjan nimeltä Houkutus (luettu jo ja Uusi kuu ostettu tänään) ja Nomination-rannekorun. En ole noista Nominationeista välittänyt ollenkaan aiemmin mutta Mini tuollaisen sai ja aloin sitten itsekin jo siitä pitää... Kerään tähän lasten nimet "timantti"kirjaimilla.
Nesti Dante-saippua unohtui kuvasta.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Tutorial or something with Aromaleigh Trillium & Forget me not



I promised to to do this "tutorial or something" just to show the way I apply eye shadow. I used Pigments from Aromaleigh's Spring Solstice collection: May Lily, Trillium & Forget me not.

Lupasin tehdä tämän "tutorialin tapaisen" ja nyt lomalla oli hiukan aikaakin :) Käytin pigmenttejä Aromaleighin Spring Solstice-kokoelmasta.


May Lily : My new favorite- the palest creamy greenish shimmer with sparkles of pink and violet.
Trillium: Vibrant, but wearable fresh Spring green full of shimmering green sparkles.
Forget-me-not: The lush turquoise of petals, sparkling with magical turquoise sparkles.

Tear duct area
-brush: Sigma pencil brush SS219
-pigment: AL May Lily




Hmm... Where are my lashes? ^-^

Lid

-brush: Sigma SS252
-pigment: Al Trillium





Crease
-brush: MAC blending brush 217
-pigment: AL Forget me not



Make sure you don't have too much pigment in your brush:
Varmista, että siveltimessä ei ole liikaa pigmenttiä:



Use the tip of the MAC blending brush to apply pigment to your crease:
Käytä MAC blending brushin kärkeä ja piirrä viiva liikkuvan luomen yläpuolelle:



Use tip of the MAC blending brush to draw a line from outer corner, and make an "outer V". Fill the "V" with flat side of MAC blending brush:
Käytä yhä MAC blending brushin kärkeä ja tee viiva silmäkulmasta viistosti ylöspäin, muodostuu "V". Täytä V:n sisäpuoli saman siveltimen littanalla puolella:



Looks terrible but this will be ok soon :D
Tässä vaiheessa meikki näyttää aina ihan järkyltä mutta on parempi hyvin pian :D


Lower lash line
-brush: MAC pencil brush 219
-Pigment: AL Forget me not





Brow bone:
-brush: Mschic by Seppälä but anything "fluffy" will do.
-Pigment: AL Sand



Apply gel liner (MAC Blacktrack with MAC 210 brush) & mascara (LashStiletto wp) and it's ready!


Yay! I have lashes :D





Hope you liked this "tutorial" :D

My poor nails in Cedar green

Another too dark green nail polish! I need to lighten this, Mavala's nail polishes are cheap enough (edit: not that expensive in here, this was 4.35€, and widely available ;) so I can try it :D I've soaked my nails in Solar Oil all day... My poor nails are in terrible condition after Christmas.

I used 2 coats of Orly Nail Armor+3 coats of Mavala Cedar Green (251). Needs 3 coats to be opaque.

Pah, taas yksi liian tumma vihreä lakka! Täytyy varmaan vaalentaa tätä hiukan, Mavalan lakoilla sen raaskin ehkä tehdäkin ;) Olen suorastaan uittanut kynsiäni Solar Oilissa koko päivän... Kynsiraasut ovat ihan mennyttä näin joulun jälkeen. Käytin 2 kerrosta Orlyn nail Armoria ja päälle 3 kerrosta Mavalan Cedar Greeniä (no 251).



Indoors, with flash. It's greener in sunlight but no sun here, so doesn't help me much ;)

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