Isadora – Rock Base Nail Hardener and Ridge Filler


Is it me or has this winter been really cold and dry?

Well no matter what the truth is, my nails have not been at their best the last two months and it is the first time in my life that I’ve experienced brittle nails. Something that shocks me as I’ve never experienced this before even when I had super long nails.

But I do think it is because of the low temperature that has been sweeping over and my own lackluster attempt at moisturizing my hands.

Well luckily for me and a lot of other people, Isadora came out with a new nail product  which specifically addresses this issue.

This product claims:

  • Hardening – Making the nail stronger and more resilient.
  • Ridge filler – Evening out ridges in the nail to create a smooth surface.
  • Moisturizer – Reduces the loss of moisture by locking it in.
  • Brightener – Optimal brightening pigments that makes the nails look fresher and healthier.
  • Protector – Protects nails against harms.

It is also advertised as being perfect for use as a caring base coat under regular nail polish aswell as being perfect for those who use fake/acrylic nails.


According to Isadora one of the active beneficial ingredients in this base coat is Neonyca (celery seed extract) which is going to strengthen, moisturize and protect your nails.

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This product comes housed in the regular nail polish bottle from Isadora and contains ml of product.



Isadora does include a small booklet which contains instructions in different languages.

  • Apply two coats on bare nails.
  • Reapply two coats every 2-3 day, remove the treatment with nail polish remover once a week.
  • Continue the treatment as long as needed.


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So how did this work out?


The first thing I notice about this product is how the formula is thinner than a regular nail polish formulation, it has almost a gel-like consistency and with a pinkish tint.

It also applies very thin but it needs to be mentioned that it does not run down the nail as you apply, it actually dries down very quickly compared to a regular nail polish or base coat, which makes the whole process very enjoyable and fast.




I’ve used this product for three weeks and the results have been amazing.

My nails are still not completely where I want them to be but they have become visibly stronger, there are fewer lines and breaks + my nails have stopped becoming see-through after showering or being in contact with water for a prolonged time.

I really enjoy that this product gives my nails a fresh look, it truly gives a “my-nails-but-better” effect thanks to the brightening pigments and the slight pinkish tint it has.

Lately I’ve actually dropped using my regular nail polishes and preferred to only use this on my nails. I’ve received a lot of compliments from people on how healthy my nails look.

Another reason why I like this product so much is that it is very practical for my job, which involves a lot of dirt and heavy lifting, since the formula is more gel like it does not form a lot of cracks where dirt can get through and show up.

It also lasts for four days on my nails and that is amazing since my hands are often get in touch with a lot of water, usually nail polishes cracks up or flakes off because of my job, so I’m very happy to have found a nail product that lasts and still looks gorgeous for some time.



My nails look healthier and they have become a lot stronger than they were previously.

I am really impressed by this release and Isadora just keeps killing the game for me, what happened to be honest?

This brand just keeps releasing great products that I’m falling in love with and it does shock me a bit since it’s not such a long time ago that I disliked the brand.

But back to the product.

It really has been a god send to me and I am going to continue using it in the future. It will definitely be rebought and I can absolutely recommend it to other people as it really does upheld it’s claims.





Maybelline – Dream Matte Mousse


This is one of those legendary products that have been around for years, everyone and their mama has either used it or at least have known about it, me included but this is truthfully the first time I’ve bought this….

The reason is very simply that the original shade line always consisted of medium shades with a strong warm undertone.

So you can imagine my surprise when I was at the drugstore and saw this. This new shade is called 02 Fair and it is very weird when you compare it to the rest of the line as it seem to be five shades lighter.

I have been looking for  a new matte foundation as I sometimes feel the need to change my usual routine occasionally. Instead of buying an old favourite of mine I decided to take a chance with Maybelline.

I’ve had this in my cabinet for five months and I’ve tested it properly out.


What is Maybellines’s claims about this foundation?

  • This long-lasting foundation features exclusive silky matte powder spheres that glide evenly onto the skin for a flawless, soft-focus 16-hour matte finish. Dermatologist tested. Allergy tested. Non-comedogenic. Suitable for all skin types. Suitable for sensitive skin.




This is where I have some mixed feelings.

The foundation comes in a glass jar and I do worry about the possible hygiene + the fact that this also means that the foundation comes in contact with a lot of air. Which can possibly lead to the foundation not only becoming a breeding ground for bacteria but also dry out very easily.

This is easily partially subverted by using a spatula or spoon to get the product out.

In itself I think the packaging does not look bad nor cheap, I actually like how the lid is colour coded and I like that it feels heavy in my hands.

The jar contains 18 ml of product.




You can clearly see how it sits atop the skin.

The shade is the lightest in the line and is called 02 Fair.

For my skin tone this is light enough but the undertone is a bit too neutral for me, it makes me look a little bit flat and tired. Plus the “primer” part of the formula gives me  a white cast in certain lights.

But that does not mean that the shade is bad as I know there are a lot of people out there who has requested that brands feature more pale foundations with neutral or warm undertones as it is more common with pale foundations to feature a cool undertone.

I believe this foundation will be a great addition for you if you are pale with neutral undertones.




The first impression of this foundation as I scooped it out of the jar was that it felt really velvety and that this could possibly become a new holy grail.

Before I applied it to my face I had already primed it even though this foundation claims to already have a priming effect in the formula. I decided to apply it first with my fingers before buffing it out with a finishing brush.

The result left much to be desired. For some very weird reason this made my cheeks look very textured and the most difficult area on my face for this foundation was my nose area which looked like it wanted to flake off.

To “fix” this I actually had to wet my finishing brush and wipe most of the foundation of the nose and spritz my beloved Isadora face mist on multiple times over the entire face to make this look good.

The next time I used this I tried it with a beautyblender and the result were almost the same.

My issue is that this foundation just slides on top of your skin and it never settles down or blend into your skin. It is also difficult to remove.

The coverage is also not that great.

The worst part was that after one hour I looked greasy…

I just can’t understand that since I rarely get oily when I wear foundations.

My skin has never reacted like this to any base product especially not in the way that this made my skin look more flawed than it looks like without any makeup.

My camera had difficulty capturing how this looks on my skin and in lack of proper daylight during the winter month’s it is notoriously difficult to take a good picture. I also decided to not wear anything but the foundation as to showcase the full effect it gives. As you can see my skin looks incredibly dry and flat.





To be honest this is not a new favourite of mine.

It’s not only that the shade is wrong but also that despite being advertised as a foundation for people with combo/oily skin it still highlights drier areas and does not do enough to hide imperfections or texture. Actually this foundation made me see flaws I don’t see when I’m not wearing any makeup….

I’m really surprised that a foundation that is claimed as the most sold in the world and that has been on display for at least almost a decade is this bad.

It is actually one of the super rare instances where I can’t understand  why anyone would enjoy this.

I truly felt that this foundation was demanding as it required both upkeep and a specific application method, it just became a hassle for me to use this and I did really experiment with it since I wanted to love it so badly.


Mamonde – Highlight Liptint Glow


This is the first product from Mamonde that I’ve had the pleasure to try out.

This liptint is an oil drop tint which is supposed to be long-lasting and give vivid colour while still being light weight, non-sticky and give moisture to lips.

This line of liptints feature seven shades ranging from pink, red, orange and purple.

I picked #17 Lavender Breeze.

So let’s dive into it!




I have to mention how I love the cardboard’s holographic floral pattern combined with the simple design.

The liptint itself is contained within packaging that correlates with the shade (At least based from what i could see on pictures) which is a detail that I appreciate that brands do.

To be honest I like the packaging, it is very sleek and simple but it also reminds me of some packaging from the 2000s for some reason. It’s not a negative as it to me feels very nostalgic and it’s not tacky or cheap despite being made of lightweight plastic.


I really love the applicator and it is impressive in my opinion. It is a scoop shaped applicator which makes it super easy to get an even application as it is shaped to fit your lips and it also helps that it is extremely soft.

I really enjoy the simple packaging and the lovely applicator.




The swatch photos came out blurry but they still present the shade as it looks in IRL.


As previously mentioned I picked the shade called #17 Lavender Breeze.

It has been a long time since I’ve had a true purple lip product in my makeup collection. If you are after a true lavender shade then you will be disappointed with this as it is more of a boysenberry kind of purple.

It’s a medium purple with lot’s of pink in it and it is amazingly flattering.

I also believe it will suit a lot of different skin tones as it is a vivid but still has a transparent consistency.




I really love the formula of this liptint.

It feels lightweight on the lips aswell as moisturizing and non-sticky. I also love how shiny it is without looking tacky or cheap.

The bonus is that it is really long-lasting and it fades beautifully during the day and leaves a gorgeous stain behind.

Lastly this liptint have a wonderful scent of fresh strawberries which is not the typical artificial strawberry scent that products usually have.

This liptint do uphold all the claims the brand has claimed.




I’ve used this a lot lately not only because it looks gorgeous beyond belief but also since it is so suitable for this time of the year.

I believe this is starting to become a new favourite for me as I’ve used it so much lately.

It reminds me of the discontinued Aritaum: Color lasting tint which was a favourite of mine only that this liptint is much lighter in texture.

Yes I will recommend this for to people, especially those that struggle with dry lips after using a liptint.


Get to know me

I’ve had my blog for some time now and I thought it could be a great idea to let you know me a bit better.

I am very grateful for every comment, like, follower and visitor that I’ve received on this blog and 2017 has been a great year for me.

I hope to bring you more content in 2018 that you will hopefully enjoy.

Thank you so much everyone!





What made you start blogging?

I love writing and I’m also very opinionated. So I thought it would be a great idea to combine the two although I am currently not very happy with my blog since I also want to create posts about other topics, which I am currently working on as I think people will appreciate a broader range of topics.


What kind of makeup product are you incapable of living without?

Blush for the very simple reason that I can look dead without it, which is very typical when you are pale but there’s also that blush to me is a very versatile product and I am someone who loves mixing different blushes in order to achieve different effects.


How tall are you?

147 cm or 4.10 in.


What is your natural haircolour?

I am a dark ash blonde naturally.



What is your favourite colour?

Red of course.


Favourite movie?

I am a huge fan of horror movies and it is difficult to choose between my “babies” but if I can only pick one I’d have to say “The Cube”.


Favourite music?

I am an omnivore when it comes to music, I enjoy a wide range of genres so yet again it comes down to picking a favourite among “babies”. Looking at my spotify I’ll have to say there is a lot of metal, classic and electronica though.

Lately the artist I’ve listened to the most is Udo Dirkschneider.


How would you describe your style?

I really don’t think I have  a specific style. When i look at my wardrobe and makeup collection there is a wide range of possible combinations.

I believe the best way to describe my “style” would be to call it a fusion between athletic, vintage, ethnic and rock.


Ignore the red eyes XD but it was taken by my man when I was tightening my leather jacket. It is one of my favourite photos taken of me.


What were your best/worst subjects in school?

I always had good grades in school but I want to point out that the subjects I feel the most accomplished in was always english, art, history and science.

My worst subject was P.E as I felt very body conscious when I was younger.


Tea or coffee?

Both! but I do drink more tea since I am very sensitive to caffeine.


Do you have a favourite makeup brand?



Favorite memory from childhood?

When I was very young I suffered a lot from ear aches and my grandmother would put a cloth on a stone situated on top of the furnace, letting it heat up a couple of minutes before laying it on my pillow so that I could lay my hurting ear on it.



Thank you so much for reading.

Please send me questions you want answered and I will make a new post for them.




URBAN DOLLKISS Urban City Fresh Blown Eau De Parfum – No.4 Vermouth & Casiss


Like I said in my review of URBAN DOLLKISS Urban City Fresh Blown Eau De Parfum I was going to buy another perfume from the line. I finally received this is my mail a week ago.

The last one has quickly become a favourite for me as I’ve almost used it exclusively the last months.

So I do have high hopes for this one.



The notes in this perfume sounds very interesting. It has a great mixture of different olfactory groups and I have personally never tried a perfume with a mint note in it.



Bergamot, Casiss and Mint.



Jasmine, Rose and Honey.



Musk and Wood.





The packaging is the same as with the last one but the cardboard box is mint green instead of yellow.

It features the same apple-shaped bottle that contains 8 ml of product.




The Scent

As I mentioned with the last perfume from this line, the notes are fewer than what is common but it works the scents advantage.

This is a lot more sweeter than my other fresh blown eau de parfum and decidedly less sharp. Where the other one is very fresh and ” pointed” this No.4 is a bit more airy but still with some heaviness in it.

It has a very “green” quality to it which I believe is the mix of mint, rose, jasmine and casiss.

But it is very difficult to discern a lot of the notes in this scent separately as the notes in this scent has been mixed really well.

When you initially apply this it does have a cool undertone that I really enjoy, it’s likely caused by the mint, but during the dry down it becomes warmer and sweeter which I don’t like.

The sillage is what I would describe as medium but the longevity is amazing for a scent this inexpensive as it lasts for around four hours before starting to slowly fade.

I’d really wish this suited me but it is too sweet for my taste and I really expected the bergamot note to be much more present.



Personally speaking I don’t like this scent as it is too sweet and it becomes heavy on me.

But I can still recommend this especially to anyone who likes sweeter green scents. The price is unbeatable and the quality is great. I refuse to try layering this with my other fresh blown eau de parfum.

Sadly it did not suit me or my taste.

Garnier Respons – Soothing Hydrating Lotion with Oat Cream & Almond Milk.


Now that the temperature is getting even lower there is nothing I love more than taking warm bath’s and lathering myself up in creamy lotions or creams, before brewing a nice cup of tea and making a “blanket nest” on the coach.

This is the season after all 😉

So after running out after my favourite lotion and finding out that it had been discontinued I found this one at my local grocery store.

I have tried out a lot from the Garnier Respons line and I have had mixed results from the various products, but I did decide to try this out since it claims to be non greasy and non sticky, two qualities I’m always looking for when it comes to body lotions. It also sounded really luxurious since it has oat cream and almond milk in it.

Another claim is that it’s extracts are of 100% natural origin and it is formulated without parabens.

So how did this work out?

Let’s see!



The packaging is a tear shaped bottle made of plastic and with the standard pump.

The bottle holds 250 ml of product.



The first thing of notice is the very heavy gourmand scent this body lotion has. I did initially like it but it proves too strong the longer I wear it also smells very cheap after a while.

I don’t like it and I am very disappointed since I had very high hopes that the scent would be a “soothing and natural” gourmand scent instead.

What makes it even more of a let down is that the formula itself is absolutely wonderful. I cannot praise the formula high enough as it really does fulfill what it claims and leaves my skin soft.

The texture is this really creamy thick lotion, which did surprise me since I initially thought this would be much more milky in texture because of the quick dry claim.

It’s not quick to dry however but it really does not matter that much when I’m left with soft skin that feels soothed. I often get very rough skin on my arms and legs during the winter so this body lotion has really helps with that.

Too bad that the scent ruins it 😦

But if you love heavily sweet gourmandy scents then you will love this.



It is great at moisturizing skin and it really does have a soothing effect but for me the scent ruins everything.

I will however recommend this to people but personally I won’t buy it again.




Aromaleigh: Laluna Supernatural Shimmer Powder Trio


These three highlighters are among my holy grail products.

These are formulated to be used as multi purpose powders for strobing, all over face and body.

These are available in two sizes:

Sample bags containing 1/4 teaspoons of product.

Regular size jar containing ca 7 grams net weight of product.

As always highlighters are notoriously difficult for me to photograph, so please keep in mind that these are much more beautiful in person than in my swatch photos.




I just want to say that nowhere in the description of these powders are there any indication that they are formulated to be lip/eye safe but neither are there any warnings against such use. Therefore I feel that it would have been highly unethical of me to not mention it in this review. Personally I have kept my usage of these products to face and body just to be safe.


Laluna Lustre

Official description:

Laluna Lustre is a very fine, silky powder that slightly lightens your skin and gives you a luminous gleam. It’s the most subtle of the trio, but personally, I feel that it gives the most interesting effect because it is so finely milled that your skin becomes radiant with an iridescent glow. This makeup is especially dramatic when applied to your face, especially if you have pale, smooth skin- this makeup actually makes your skin look like glowing moonstone, or marble.

This is the most subtle one of the trio and for me this is my favourite everyday highlighter.

It is formulated with a pearly white base and the shimmer is extremely finely milled which combined makes this a glowy but still subtle highlighter.

As Aromaleigh mentions this can lead this to slightly lighten skin, this is not an issue when I use it as a regular highlighter but whenever I use this as an all-over face powder I can definitely see that it does give a slight lightening effect.

It does give a very interesting effect and the description from Aromaleigh is very spot on. It gives a very ethereal vibe to any makeup look I’m sporting.

This is a perfect highlighter for pale cool-toned skin but I do believe that other skin tones will look good with it aswell, it is more about people’s taste than anything else.


Laluna Sparkle

Official description:

Laluna Sparkle contains distinct shimmering iridescent glimmers. In the sunlight or under bright light, it shimmers like radiant tiny diamonds. Apply over skin that you have applied lotion to (preferably with a high SPF, of course!), the effect is even more pronounced, and the product will stay longer on your skin. Twilight Sparkle may slightly lighten your skin, but it is formulated to be suitable for many skintones, in a transparent base.

This has larger shimmer particles compared to Lustre and yes it does look like tiny diamonds when it is applied on skin, actually it reminds me of a long discontinued product from Nivea from when they still produced makeup.

I sometimes use this on my cheekbones when I want to have a more “dramatic” look but in general I do prefer to use this on my body and in particular on my décolleté if I’m wearing a dress or a top.

It really does give an eye-catching effect that is gorgeous but avoids going into the tacky or cheap connotation that products like these often can.

The swatches are taken in different lightning conditions but the sparkles are far more vivid in irl especially when its sunny.


Laluna Dazzle


Official description:

Laluna Dazzle provides the most intense borealis iridescent sparkle on your skin. Dazzle sparkles beautifully even under indoor lights, and simply, well… “Dazzles” in the bright sunlight. Wear this one when you *want* to be noticed. Apply over skin that you have applied lotion to (preferably with a high SPF, of course!) and the effect is more pronounced and the product will stay longer on your skin. This formula contains pure mineral makeup shimmer in a transparent base, so it can be used on a variety of skin tones.

This one is the queen of sparkles and definitely not an everyday-look item, but it is one of those items that I just need to have in my makeup collection.

Just as with Sparkle this is one that I mostly enjoy using on my body and décolleté but I have on occasion used it on my cheek bones. It gives such a gorgeous but dramatic look that makes me feel ethereal and beautiful.

Just so I have put it out there, I actually sometimes use this beneath my eyes which might not sound like a great idea but is in fact very beautiful in my opinion+it helps hiding away dark under eye circles. This is only in combination with a dramatic eye look and a good concealer.

Of these three formulas this is also the one with the “thinnest” consistency, if it even makes sense of me saying that.

Since it is the only one formulated with a transparent base it might also be more forgiving towards a wider range of skin tones.



I love these highlighters.

They are silky and easy to use, the formula of each of these three are just perfect in my opinion.

I can feel safe recommending these to people but I want to add that it might be a good idea to order a sample if you are unsure since they do have the tendency to slightly lighten skin, something not everyone will like.