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Nubian Heritage Mango Butter hand cream

I've been looking for a silicone, lanolin and mineral oil free hand cream for night time use with scent (but I hate lavender!) and now I finally found it :D This lovely hand cream is from iHerb and scent is "thebodyshopstyle" mango-orange scent, so it might be too strong if you don't like scented products. In fact I got this my friend, she didn't like the scent. The consistency is thick but still quite easy to apply. I'll definitely buy more products from Nubian Heritage. Nea loves iHerb :D

Olen etsinyt silikonitonta, mineraaliöljytöntä ja lanoliinitonta käsivoidetta yökäyttöön jo pidempään. Halusin tuoksullisen (tai ainakin jonkun muun kuin laventelin tuoksuisen, jota inhoan) ja nyt vihdoin löysin mukavan uuden tuttavuuden :D Tämä ihana käsivoide tuli iHerbistä ja tuoksu on "bodyshopmainen" mango-appelsiini, joten voi olla osalle liian voimakas. Koostumus on paksu mutta kuitenkin ihan ok levittää (ei kuten nuo järkyttävät "concentrated"-ve…

MAC Gilded Green pigment EOTD

I have just one full size MAC pigment, these are just too big AND expensive for my taste ;D The quality is nice but not nicer that my other pigment favorites Aromaleigh etc. Inglot's pigments are quite similar too. Since these are not mineral makeup, there are of course more ingredients and the consistensy is chunky (as in my picture) and feels almost creamy when applied.

Mine is "old jar" which was bigger. You can learn more about the smaller size from Temptalia or Lipstick&Lightsabers. I haven't bought any smaller ones (price is still the same :P).

In fact I really didn't intend to buy even this Gilded Green (from Colour Forms) but I saw a MAC sales woman (at least a year ago) with this color and just loved it SO MUCH. Unfortunately that Chinese girl looked much better with Gilded Green than I do... With my coloring it is "just nice". She used it with grey too but just looked so much better. Damn :D

Omistan vain yhden MACin täysikokoisen pigmentin, n…

Aussie nailpolish: MECCA Dionyza & greetings from Hong Kong!

I'm in Hong Kong at the moment so I don't have that much time for replying to post etc. I have beeen shopping but not too much (this is a dangerous place ;D).



I got this one from Jacie too. It looked quite "wild" in the bottle, so it took a little time to test but in fact I love this! I think I'll use this especially in summertime. It's very pretty and quality is excellent :)

Sain tämänkin lakan Jacielta. Näytti tosiaan aika "villiltä" pullossa ja kestikin hetken, että uskalsin testata. Mutta onpa ihana sävy ja laatu on ihan erinomainen myös! Käytän tätä varmasti varsinkin kesällä :)

Thanks for looking :)

Chagrin Valley haul

I was very happy when I received this lovely smelling package from Chagrin Valley. I wasn't expecting it arrive yet, the shipping took just one week! Chagrin Valley is specialized in soaps and shampoo bars. Shipping is reasonable, 7 bars of soap can be shipped in flat rate envelope and the postage is 14.20 USD.

My kids (7 and 9 yrs old) have been using Chagrin Valley shampoo bars for over a year now and they really love their shampoos. I bought Coconut Milk this time, they already have Summer Sunshine. I also wanted to test other products this time :)


Olipa ihana saada tuoksuva paketti Chagrin Valleyltä. En odottanut pakettia näin nopeasti, viikossa tuli perille! Chagrin Valley on erikoistunut shampoopaloihin sekä saippuihin.Postikulut ovat ihan kohtuulliset, flat rate envelopeen mahtuu 7 palaa ja sen hinta on 14.20 USD.

Lapseni (7 ja 9 v) ovat käyttäneet Chagrin Valleyn shampoopaloja jo toista vuotta ja he pitävät näistä todella paljon. Äiti voi myös huomauttaa, että hiukset ovat tä…

Inglot nailpolish 641 lilac

This Inglot nail polish is really Mini's but I wanted the nail polish I could use too, so no pinks :D. In fact 641 is a very nice color! It was easy & very nice to apply and was opaque after 2 coast. It look longer time to dry, even with my Mavadry. This is the new "breathable" nail polish and here is what Inglot says about it:

Tämä Inglotin kynsilakka on oikeasti Minin mutta valitsimme lakan, joka sopii äidillekin ;D Itse asiassa tämä 641 on todella kaunis sävy! Oli helppo ja mukava lakattava, peitti 2 kerroksella. Kuivumisessa kesti kauemmin kuin yleensä, vaikka Mavadrytä käytin, sain pari kynttä jopa sotkettua... Täytyy muistaa olla malttavaisempi ensi kerralla :) Tämä on tosiaan Inglotin uusi "hengittävä" kynsilakka, jossa on käytetty piilolasitekniikkaa.

High technology is revolutionizing the nail beauty through a new polymer KS-02 designed for the contact lenses.

The use of new polymer
- significantly increases the oxygen permeability
of the varnish fil…

Wedges & a bronzer, I'm ready for summer!

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I don't like high heels, I'm quite tall (5.8 ft/ 176cm) but that's not the reason, I just prefer very comfortable shoes... The only higher heels I like are wedges and I found very nice ones from Nilson, the brand is Hush Puppies. Now I can just dream of using these, we have A LOT of snow still... I must say that I'm quite bored with this snow already :P Tomorrow I'll be in Hong Kong, no snow there and I sure hope spring comes to Finland while I'm away...

En pidä korkeista koroista, olen aika pitkä muttei sekään ole syynä, olen vain niin mukavuudenhaluinen :D Kiilakorot ovat kuitenkin mieleeni ja kun bongasin nämä hirmu mukavat Hush Puppiesin kengät Nilsonilta, korjasin ne välittömästi talteen! Nyt sitten vain haaveillaan näiden käyttämisestä ;) Oi että alkaa jo tämä lumi kyllästyttämään... Huomenna olenkin jo Hong Kongissa, tulisipa kevät sillä aikaa Suomeen :)





I also wanted to find a pressed bronzer, it would be nicer than powder while travelling. Unfortunatal…

Sugarpill Goldilux EOTDs

I was a bit worried when I ordered Goldilux from Sugarpill since I'm not a bit fan of gold... But I'm so glad I like this one a lot, it's super shimmery but not just glitter. Gorgeous pigment!

En ollut ihan varma pitäisinkö Sugarpill cosmeticsin Goldiluxista, en ihan suurin kultaisen luomivärin ystävä ole... Onneksi kuitenkin ostin tämän, sillä pidän tästä erittäin paljon :) Eikä ole pelkää glitteriä, peittää ihan mainiosti. Aivan upea pigmentti!







-Detrivore primer
-Sugarpill Goldilux (lid)
-Inglot eyeshadow 459 (crease, lower lashline)
-MAC dipdown fluidline
-LashStiletto wp




-Detrivore primer
-Inglot eyeshadow 24 (lid)
-Inglot pigment 71 (crease)
-Sugarpill Goldilux (lower lashline)
-MAC Blacktrack fluidline
-LashStiletto wp

Already a fan of Sugarpill? :D

Essence, P2 and Alverde hauls & a little giveaway for my followers

It's always nice to be back home, but I really liked to shop in Germany! I found a lot of clothes for me too and didn't feel like a giant, like in Hong Kong. LOL My favorite place to shop was dm (cosmetics) and Orsay (cheap t-shirts etc).

Thank you so much Marion, Graphology, Izar, SummerBabe Jeannette (The swatchaholic) etc for your recommendations, I got many nice Alverde products :D

Onpa mukava olla taas kotona, vaikka shoppailu Saksassa onkin aina kivaa! Löysin myös ison kansan vaatteita, kaikki mustia *heh*, enkä tuntenut itseäni jättiläiseksi kuten aina Hong Kongissa ;D Suosikkishoppailupaikkojani ovat dm (kosmetiikkaa) ja Orsay (halpoja paitoja yms).Ostin melkoisesti, Saksa on tunnetusti ekokosmetiikan mekka :DKirjoittelen lisää tuotteista myöhemmin, nyt takana on vasta pari testikertaa.


Lovely sponges (7.95€), Alverde Rose toner (2.25€) & brushes (7.95€ and 2.45€).


Alverde shampoos (1.95€) & conditioners (2.25€). I've tried apricot shampoo & conditioner so …

Inglot Sleeks gloss 38

No 38 is one of the lightest Inglot Sleeks. It's nice sheer shimmery cool pink :) The scent was ok, but I like the scent of Sleeks creme much more.

Numero 38 on yksi vaaleimmista Inglot Sleeks-huulikiilloista. Todellä nätti läpikuultava ja hohtava viileä vaaleanpunainen. Tuoksu on ok mutta pidän Sleeks Cremen tuoksusta paljon enemmän.

Peachy eyes & orange lips

Still testing my Inglot palettes ;) Here is a peachy-brown look with orangey lips. Looks quite nice, I think.

Ja Inglot-palettien testailu jatkuu ;) Tässsä persikka-ruskea silmämeikki kera oranssin huulipunan. Ihan kiva oli :)

Version 1:








face
-Purely silk&Pearl primer
-Purely Pure Mineral foundation
-MUS Cover all blue (under eyes)
-TKB silk powder
-Alima Mauna Loa bronzer
-MAC Sun&Moon Mineralize blush

eyes
-Detrivore primer
-Inglot golden beige 26 (tear duct area)
-Inglot peach 34 (lid)
-Inglot brown 422 (crease, lower lashline)
-MAC Dipdown fluidline
-LashStiletto wp (my new LashStiletto mascara is now 2 weeks old and it starts to work perfectly :D)

lips
-Inglot lipstick 208

Version 2:



Same but now used plummy-brown 459 insted of brown 422. I liked this one even more. I just wish Inglot would have that perfect real plum too...

Ihan sama meikki kuten edellä mutta korvasin ruskean (422) luumusiemmalla ruskealla (459). Pidin tästä versiosta jopa enemmän :) Kunpa vielä Inglotilla olisi täydellinen …

I love whipped shea! (your favorite Alverde products?)

I'd like to hear recommendations of Alverde producst :D I bought a body lotion and it was cheap, BDIH certified and I really liked it. So what products I shoud buy from Alverde? Thanks :D
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I really love whipped shea butter! Shea butter is a multi-purpose cream I use for feet, hands, kid's cheeks... Regular shea is hard and just pain to apply but whipped version is much more user-frindly ;D It really melts on your skin! I think you can do it yourself (the cheapest way) but I'm lazy and like to buy new stuff. LOL

Here is the product I'm currently using, it's from a Finnish brand Vihreä Kosmetiikka (=Green Cosmetics) but there are many placed who sell whipped shea. I just ordered one from Chagrin Valley, I had to buy some CV shampoo bars to kids anyway.

Have you tried whipped shea? What do you think?



Yksi lempituotteistani on "vatkattu" (:D) sheavoi. Sheavoi on yleisvoiteeni käsille, jaloille, lasten poskille... Tavallinen sh…

TAG: My favorite blushes

Oh, this tag is FUN :D I got this from SilhouetteScreams, thanks!

In fact I have always used blushes, I'm just so colorless. LOL I have many favorites, depending what eye shadows I'm wearing. In blushes I use both minerals & MAC and I have been very pleased with my MAC blushes! Maybe I'll buy something from NARS next but I was so disappointed with Orgasm, it's so hard and not pigmented...

Here are SOME of my favorites :)

Natural ones:



-HiFi Cosmetics gel blush Get it on: Very nice, natural and moisturizing gel. I'm afraid this will dry out quite soon...
-Evil Shades Burlesque: Very easy and lovely blush *LOVE*
-Alima Apricot: Matte peach, one of my summer favorites!

Vibrant ones:



-Aromaleigh Corset: this is lovely iridescent red, much prettier irl! Looks fabulous with everything :D
-Aromaleigh Pomegranate: Lovely light, fruity pink.
-Aromaleigh Wild Flower: Gorgeous ja SO pigmented, needs to applied with fiber optic blush.
-Meow Canna: Iridescent shade of pink. Beautiful…