Loreal Paris: Mega Volume Miss Manga Punky

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This is apparently now getting discontinued at my local H&M and the regular price is usually at 140 NOK (16,75 USD) but at the sale it was only 50 NOK (5.98 USD).

So I ended up buying it despite probably just ending up using it once, the original Miss Manga is one of my least favourite mascaras and also since Miss Manga Punky is ,according to Loreal, meant to create spider lashes.

But actually I don’t find this mascara that bad actually, which is a nice surprise since I really just wanted to try this out as a experiment to see how it would look like but I ended up loving it.

Now one thing to mention beforehand: I always use a clean mascara wand to comb through my lashes both before and after applying mascara. This will obviously affect the end result.

Now let’s get into it.

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Wand

The wand of this mascara is coneshaped and with short bristles. It is made of rubber and does not look like it is going to give you a ton of definition but leave more product on your lashes.

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Formula

The formula is a little bit sticky and gloppy, which makes sense this is mascara is supposed to give you spiky spider lashes. Combine this with the wand and you get a mascara that loads product onto your lashes, since I always comb my lashes this is actually a favourable formula since it makes it easy to to make it even and to draw the lenght out.

But I can definitely see my lashes becoming “whispy” as time passes by, personally I like the look but that also means that this formula is one that might not last a long time. I never wear makeup for longer than four hours so for me and I did not find this mascara to flake but I did find it after three hours that my lashes “fell” down just a little bit.

What I mean by this is that this is one mascara that feels “heavy” when wearing it. It is not bad but it is something worth mentioning, perhaps in regard for those who use lash curlers as the formula might impact the curl.

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One coat one the left and two coats on the right.

 

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Aromaleigh Vault: Hydra Menagerie

Part of the Aromaleigh Vault series, where I look into my Aromaleigh collection and give my opinion on discontinued shades.

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This was released in May 2015 as this month’s menagerie. This mini collection featured three eyeshadows and one blush inspired by the myth of the Hydra.

A very gorgeous collection indeed.

 

Hydra

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Official description:

The daughter of Ekhidna and Typhon, the Lernaean Hydra was an ancient serpent-like water monster with reptilian traits. It possessed many heads, and for each head cut off it grew two more. It had poisonous breath and blood so virulent that even its scent was deadly. The Hydra was conquered by the heroic Herakles while Karkinos, the crab, bit at his feet…Herakles dipped his arrows into the Hydra’s blood after vanquishing it, and used those poison arrows to conquer the Stymphalian Birds and the giant Geryon.

This shade is part of the Hydra Menagerie. The Menagerie is a new Aromaleigh project, where I’ll be formulating other shades and products to go with each month’s mythical creature. The Hydra Menagerie features three eyeshadow colors (“Hydra”, “Ekhidna” and “Karkinos”, and a purple blush (“Pharmakon”).

Color Description: A rich deep blue-violet base with an incredible color traveling duochrome that ranges from gold to green to teal as you move it under a light source.. Shown swatched over NYX cream eyeshadow base in skintone, photographed under a daylight lamp.

 

My opinion:

Not among my favourites but I like this one more than Ravenstag, which is the only Aromaleigh eyeshadow I’ve felt did not suit me at all.

My description of this shade will be the same as Aromaleigh with the exception that I feel that the base has a slight hint of green to it. This is one of those eyeshadows that really changes depending on light source and what you combine it with I feel.

The truth is that I don’t use this as often as I would like to.

But I’ve found out is a type of shade Aromaleigh do that often pops up in collections. Take the fact that it is quite similar to Ravenstag and I’ve seen others aswell.

These types of shades do not work that well with my complexion, but they are gorgeous on the right person and I do believe this one is going to be given away to someone who will cherish it.

I did my best trying to capture Hydra but the pictures came out grainy.

 

Pharmakon

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Official description:

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My opinion:

This is for me the perfect blush. It is a lovely  lavender with beautiful green shift that gives this an ethereal glow on skin.

I love it and I’m saddened that this has been disontinued since it is one of my favourite blushes and is really wearable for us with pale skin as it does soften to a bit more pink on skin depending on how much you sheer it out. In other words this might look like it a “scary” blush but it really isn’t depending on how you use it.

I do prefer this applied in a way that makes the lavender pop and the green shift with it.

Really saddened by the disconinuation but I’ve stocked up.

The swatch photos does not showcase the green shift as much and I did take them at different light sources. The sheered part does not showcase how it looks like on skin entirely, it came out too muddied.

 

Valentine 2017+ Lush Cosmetic’s Lover lamp bathbomb review.

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Hi and happy “late” Valentine’s day!

For this holiday I will post a nice review of Lover Lamp, a new bathbomb from Lush released for Valentine’s day alongside how my day was.

This year is actually the first time in my life I’ve celebrated Valentine’s. Mostly since I’ve never had anyone to celebrate it with and also because I have just not seen a reason to do it.

But this year me and my husband decided it might be fun to have a lowkey celebration.

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I was in a meeting  early in morning and I was quite tired when I got home, but my husband had cooked us some whole chicken filled with lemon, thyme and garlic stuffing, accompanied with a nice sweet potato dish with orange sauce.

This is one of the most delicious meals I’ve had in a long while and it was accompanied with some non-alcoholic cider, which suits the light tastes.

 

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After dinner we took a bath together. For this ocassion I had ordered Lover Lamp from Lush cosmetics.

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According to Lush Cosmetics this bathbomb has notes of chocolate, brazilian orange oil and fair trade vanilla absolute. It also features hearts made from cacao butter.

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Before plumping the bathbomb inside.

I love the smell of this bathbomb. It does smell like a less sweet version of those chocolate oranges, if you get what I mean, it is a very comforting scent that luckily for me does not cross over into the cloyingly sweet kind of scents.

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Lover Lamp features three large hearts accompanied with tiny hearts that melts in the bathtub. When these hearts melt completely away they leave behind tiny golden shimmers in the bathwater.

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The bathwater turned a milky white, which was a surprise for me as white bathbombs don’t usually have that effect and besides that this left our skin feel super soft and nice.

This is one bathbomb I’d wish was permanent.

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It was also perfect since this is how it looks outside…

 

So how was your Valentine’s day? Did you celebrate or not?

My Sugarpill Collection

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I have just ordered Sugarpill’s new collection for Valentine’s Day called “Fancy Feline”+ Kim Chi liquid lip colour.

In that regard I feel that it is about time to review/showcase all of my sugarpill stuff.

Enjoy!

 

Liquid Lipsticks

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Pumpkin Spice Liquid Lip Color

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Official swatch photo from Sugarpill.

Official description from Sugarpill:

We’re so obsessed with all things pumpkin spice, we couldn’t resist giving our Pumpkin Spice eyeshadow a friend – a sparkling metallic liquid lip color! Indulge yourself in this pumpkin spice-scented, rustic copper pearl with warm golden reflects. Our creamy, mousse-like formula is ultra-pigmented, non-drying, and super long-lasting!

Net Wt. 4 grams / .15 oz.

 

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I love the packaging with it’s gorgeous details.

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My opinion:

What is it with me and loving browns with a hint of either copper or gold? I feel that this blog has had it’s fair share of them already and here I am again with something similar.

I love this colour as it is a gorgeous foiled metallic which the official swatch photo and my swatches does not capture in its full extent. It is a tad warmer in real life and with a really nice metallic look that gives a “brightening” effect to the rest of the face, which as I said in a previous post, it is difficult for me to find metallic lipsticks that i feel look “metallic” but pumpkin spice manages just that.

Pair that with a mousse formula and you have yourself a lipstick that is very comfortable to wear and when it get’s to dry completely down, which takes ten minutes on me, you’re also left with something that lasts a bit more than a regular lipstick but not like a liquid to matte formula would.

The scent of this one is extremely comfortable, very homely in fact. I have to assume that this is supposed to smell like pumpkin spice which is something I’ve never come across in my life, but if this is how it smells then perhaps I should look into it.

This was the first product from Sugarpill that I tried and since it is a seasonal limited edition, I hope that it comes back next year as I found this very enjoyable.

Please forgive my bad swatch photos. I did my best trying to capture the beauty of Pumpkin Spice. This product is much less textured on my lips in IRL but somehow it shows up as very textured in these photos.

 

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Trinket Liquid Lip Color

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Official swatch photo from Sugarpill.

Official description from Sugarpill:

Sugarpill’s very first liquid lipstick! Creamy matte mauve infused with luminous golden sparkles that shine brighter as the formula sets. Ultra-pigmented and super long-lasting. Our creamy, mousse-like formula never feels dry on your lips! Creamsicle scented.

Net Wt. 6 grams / .21 oz.

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Gorgeous packaging.

My opinion:

This is such a unique colour, I don’t have anything like this and I do hope that Sugarpill releases something similar later.

What makes it unique is that the base is a matte pale mauve adorned with golden shimmer. The combination is a lipstick that is matte but still gleams with shimmer which makes this both super flattering but also a shade that stands out.

Just like Pumpkin Spice this is  a mousse formula which makes this very comfortable to wear and actually I find this to be more longlasting than Pumpkin Spice. Another thing to note is that the shimmer is not there when you first apply it but it becomes visible the more Trinket dries down, which helps determining when it is dry.

The scent is one that I feel is too sweet for my taste, I can manage but I’d really wish this one was scented the same way as Pumpkin Spice. I feel that the scent is not really bad but rather it is me who is just a little bit too sensitive to scents, particularly to sweeter scents.

But that is the only con with this shade, atleast for me and in my opinion it is in this case a small con since it does not make me avoid using this shade.

Again my swatches are not that great today. These ended up quite grainy.

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False Eyelashes

These are some of the best false eyelashes that I’ve ever tried. They are comfortable and does not require a lot of skills to apply necessarily and the packaging makes it easy to store these properly.

Some of the ones I have is not available anymore from the site.

 

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XOXO

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Spark

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Whisper

 

Imperial

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Extras

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Thank you for reading! I’m getting used to my new camera.