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Produkt tip – Kanebo Sensai Total Lip Treatment

Friday, February 26th, 2010

I won some funny competition at work last year and as a reward I got a lot of “tester” products from retailers we sell at work.

One of the products I recieved was a tester for Kanebo Sensai Cellular Performance Total Lip Treatement (’tis a mouthful) that I have been using a lot and that I have been thinking about writing a review of for a while.

I got a little jar of about 1 ml that has lasted me for so long and still haven’t even used up even half of it. They seem to be selling it in 15 ml little pump bottles so I bet it is meant to last a  lifetime?

It is a really non sticky formula, more like a lotion for your lips then a lip balm. I really love how this feels on the lips, and the way it looks! I would recommend this for anyone who has been looking for “that” lip product that they have been missing! When my little tester jar runs out I will definitely buy a full bottle, even if it seems to be quite pricey.

Whenever I remember to use this for a few days I see a big difference in my lips. My only problem is that I usually forget to have it out so I can remember to use it every day.

If you have some money over, don’t hesitate to try this wonderful products. It’s just amazing!

Eye Primers

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Primers is a tricky thing. When I started out just a few years ago playing with make up I knew nothing about primers. To get my make-up to really show the pretty colours I started using Vaseline. It really gives the shadows a wet look but is a bitch to blend and doesn’t forgive errors very easily.

Next I got a lot of tips from different people around the Internet, mostly on forums, about different primers. Since almost all my shadows were mineral eye shadows I turned to one of the vendors that also sold other mineral make up products and got myself a Shadow Base from Mad. I really liked this primer.

But it wasn’t perfect, so I kept looking and the next primer I got was from Fyrinnae. They just got in a Velvet Gel Silica Primer and it got a lot of good words from around the Internet. So I bought one, and when it came home I tried to use it. And I just hated it. I want a primer that is sticky, this was one was sticky but dried very fast so I didn’t have time to put all my make up on before it was too dry for me. I never really used it much after that so I can’t tell you if it keeps the colour well enough or so, but not at all to my liking.

So now what? I could always go back to my Shadow Base from Mad (which I did temporarily) but I still wanted to get that one primer that I would love.

I decided to try something more expensive. So I went to MAC and got recommended to buy a Paint Peintures so I got one of them and

tried it when I got home. It was horrible. Creased itself and just didn’t last very long at all. And it wasn’t sticky enough for me.

I gave up for a while, believing that perfect primer just didn’t exist. Then I found Lindas make up blog. This really talented hair and make-up artist that works for MUS. She used the High Tech Lighters from MUS as primers so I decided to take a closer look at them. There are many colours! Mostly pink/orangeish. Since MUS had a baby doll collection and I fell in love the pink and purple make ups I got a light pink High Tech Lighter called Milkyway. I loved it. From the first time I used it I just loved it! It is exactly the way I want it. Sticky, lasts all day and doesn’t crease! It’s just great, I really recommend this to anyone having problems finding a great eye primer.

Spa night!

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Yesteday me and my sister had a pretty bad day, so I decided to have us a home spa evening.

I ran by MUS and bought a Mud Mask and some Pastilles. We started with applying the Mud Mask, It’s gorgeously smurf blue! Lots of fun.

Then we used the pastilles together with Cool Balm and put them on our faces. It’s was really nice and cool balm really works well.

I really should have home spas more often! It’s fun and feels luxury!

The Mud Mask is really nice too! And there is so much in the tube so it will last a long time!

Concealer

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Before I add my foundation and powder I always first work my skin with some concealer. My current concealer is Cover All Mix from MUS.

It’s great at covering everything form blemishes to remove those bags under your eyes. The only real problem with this is that it is a bit too hard in its consistency for my taste, which makes it hard to blend together and on my skin properly.

I found this other product that is very similar to Cover All Mix, works the same way but it seams a lot creamer in its consistency and it also has a highlighter shade as well. It’s called Camo Quad and is from Coastal Scents. What so great about it is that it comes in different shades, so it will be easier to match with different skin complexions.

Me, with my super fair complexion, I’m leaning towards the fairest of the Camo Quads, called Light. I think it can blend into my skin a little better then Cover All Mix does. And that is creamy is a big plus from me! The best part about it as well, is the price! Only $7.95! I think this might slip into my order when I look for the pressing materials I need.

Pressing Eye Shadows

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Since I’m born a big klutz, I’ve been eyeing the possibility to press your mineral eye shadows and using them in pallets instead of working with the powder (so the possibility of making a total mess lessens). But I just haven’t had the time/energy/interest to actually do anything about it. But now I started eyeing the product EZ Prez Pressing Medium from Coastal Scents. It’s a pressing medium made for mineral eye shadows/pigments and is supposed to work well with them! I’ve watched/read some reviews and I’m leaning towards making an order next week.

They also have palettes you can buy to store your newly pressed minerals in.

The only downside I will keep track of which eye shadow is which when they are all lined up in palettes like this. Maybe I’ll need to somehow mark the bottom with the name of the shadow. But! I’ll be able to bring them to work/anywhere without having them in lots of plastic bags and even then still having them leak powder absolutely everywhere!

The only real problem is that all tutorial videos I find mention that quarter is the perfect coin size to use while pressing. But I live in bloody Sweden, how big is a quarter? Well I’ll just have to see, I have some Euro laying around as well, they might work?

So I think I might make  a ‘little’ order at Coastal Scents and try some of their blushes or eye shadows. I doubt it will be very hard to find something I want.