Nina

I had the honor of doing my beautiful, wonderful friend Nina’s makeup. Yay, Lucky me. It’s always exciting to try and see what you can do with other facial features and colours than your own. Nina normally doesn’t wear a lot of makeup, so I tried to give her a festive yet natural look. I used purple shades, but they turned out pretty mauve – which in my opinion is great.

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Hope you all have had a great Christmas and new year’s evening!
xoxo

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Korres Hand Cream Review

Okay okay… I know it’s been quite a while. I guess I needed some vacation from the blog as well. I’ve recently started my fifth semester at the university, so I guess I should start doing everything else I used to do before the summer holidays again. A good while back I bought this hand cream, but I’m a person who does not like to open new things if I have something of the same kind opened already. So I waited and waited. And now, I’ve finally had the chance to really try this out. I present to you (if you do not already know it): KORRES Nourishing hand cream with organic almond oil and shea butter.

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This is, if I dare say so, one of the (if not THE) best had cream I’ve had the pleasure of trying. I don’t know if I’ve just had really shitty hand creams up until now, but this really is a miracle-worker for me. As you might have noticed from the name, this cream is stuffed with moisturizing ingredients (f.ex. shea butter, almond oil, aloe vera, provitamin B5, glycerin, beeswax, jojoba seed oil), and they do really work. I have tried other hand lotions or creams with the same ingredients, but for some reason they just did not do as good a job as this one. Maybe they put less of all the beneficiary thing in it, I don’t know. All I know is that I will recommend this to anyone who has dry hands. I’m not sure if it’s too greasy if you don’t deal with dry hands, but for me this formula was absorbed really fast and didn’t leave my hands sticky. It also smells lovely, and this has been fabulous even though my hands don’t get THAT dry during the summer. A total life-saver if you ask me.

I have been on a hand cream binge lately, so I have plenty stocked up for when I’m out of this one. Of course I’ll give them a try, but I am a little concerned that I should have spent my money on more of this instead ;). Ah, but I do like trying out new products soooo.

Once again I recommend you follow me on Instagram here as well РI do post there more often. 

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This weekend’s look

Okay! This time I’m showing you both makeup and nails.. at once! I tried to make everything match when I went to my good friend’s birthday this Saturday. I’ll let you see for yourself! ūüėÄ

 

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Nails. Ciate Foil

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Matching dress.. or nails matching the dress.

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I’ll have you know this makeup looks pretty grey. Actually what seems grey here was actually more of a navy kind of blue, sorry the camera couldn’t get that in the photo.

At last I will remind you of my Instagram where I put up a lot more looks than here. Visit and follow here !

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What I brought home from Italy (makeup edition)

Hello hello hello. I just returned from a lovely vacation in Sorrento, Italy with a little trip to Capri. I wasn’t actually planning on buying anything, but as things turned out I brought home some things anyway! Here’s a list! (Excuse me if I mess up a little with the names – some of them are in Italian and I try to find the English version of the product name)

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  • L’OREAL Micellar water
  • HERBAL ESSENCES Colore che Passione (I think it’s the equivalent to Colour me Happy (or Shiny))
  • GARNIER Sensitive Essential (Clean Sensitive) makeup remover
  • GARNIER Ultra Dolce (Fructis maybe?) hair mask
  • L*OCCITANE Hand Cream for dry¬†skin
  • REVLON Photoready BB Cream
  • REVLON Photoready Skinlights in Pink Light
  • REVLON Age Defying CC Cream
  • CHANEL Rouge Allure Velvet in L’Amoureuse ( I have wanted this ever since¬†splishsplasch¬†made a post¬†about it)
  • CHANEL Rouge Allure Velvet in La Raffin√©e
  • REVLON Colorburst Matte Balm in Sultry
  • REVLON Colorburst Matte Balm in Standout
  • REVLON Just Bitten Kissable in Crush
  • Rimmel Moisture Renew in Glam Plum Fulham
  • IDEA BELLEZZA Rosso Labbra Matt in Wine¬†
  • IDEA BELLEZZA Rosso Labbra Matt in Brown Hot
  • IDEA BELLEZZA Rosso Labbra Volumex in Scarlet
  • IDEA BELLEZZA Rosso Stylo in Prune
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Stila Smudge Pot: Bronze

Hey! Here’s a quick post. I just wanted to show you how beautiful and managable my eye liner has become after i tried the eye-drops-trick on it. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, see my post from yesterday here.
I was so excited to try it out today. It has become even softer than it was when I bought, but in a really good way, since it’a always been a little hard/dry.
Definitely worth buying the eye drops if you have dried out gel liners.

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Test: Do eye drops help dried out gel liners?

Hello you all!
A while back I found out that two of my most cared for gel liners were all dried out. It was pretty much impossible to do anything to make them look good on you. And then I started reading about how eye drops (saline solution) are able to help get the creamy texture back.

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So today I bought some eye drops and decided to try it out. I put four drops in each, put the lid back on and waited for 10 minutes. I also put some into my open mascaras as it is supposed to help with dried out mascaras too (but I haven’t checked the results of that yet!). After 10 minutes miracles started happening with the black liner (which is from Inglot by the way). I cut the cotton off a q-tip and whirled it around and it was back! Yay! The bronze one (from Stila) took about double as many drops for it to be good, but it still worked.

 

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I’m so excited to see if the opaqueness and longevity is still the same as before they dried out, and i really cross my fingers! But from what I can tell this works.

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Elita’s makeup

Hello!

I had the pleasure of doing another friend’s makeup last week. This look was a little more natural than the makeup I did on Caroline. I always find it exciting to do friends’ makeup, since it’s a little more challenging to try a face you’re not used to. You get to try different techniques and styles. Elita was the one to be put through my makeup machinery this time. She’s a lovely girl¬†from my study. She’s from the Faroe Islands, hence the blonde hair, fair skin and gorgeous blue eyes. Quite the opposite from me (except from the light skin).

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What do you think?

P.S. Have you checked out the Instagram for my blog @SplendidLooks ?

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