Pressing Eye Shadows


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.

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FOTD – Just me!


Look a face!

I managed to take a picture that I think was rather funny and not totally horrible!

Here you can see both my “new” glasses that I always forget to use, and what my base looks like on the face!

The lipstick I got on is Dust from MUS.


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EOTD – Neutral


Well, we are finally moving the last things over to the house from the old apartment. I’m getting my couch back! *squeal* Haven’t been able to just sit down anywhere and relax since October when we moved. Finally will be able to watch movies with friends and just play our PS3 games!

I was not in any mood to really do anything fancy today, my back got torn yesterday while we were packing the last things and that makes me quite useless today when we are moving. But still wanted to look fresh and just neutral. So I went with eyeliner and mascara. Was a long time ago I did just that.

Products I used:

  • My normal base*
  • Eye Shadow Smokey Eyeliner – EMD
  • Eyeliner Gray – FACE Stockholm
  • Mascara Sensitive Eyes – Lumene
  • Brow Pen Taupe – MUS

Just the base all over my face (including on eyelid) and then Smokey Eyeliner mixed with water as a liner on my lid. This is one of the few shadows I have that mixes really well with water. It’s great! Been thinking of getting Mixing Liquid from MUS but just haven’t needed it as long as I only use Smokey as eyeliner.

*My normal base consist of:

  • Sports Foundation leche – MUS
  • Wonder Powder sinai – MUS
  • Loose Powder pale – MUS
  • Concealer Cover All Mix – MUS
  • Blush Complex – MUS

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EOTD – Featered Drama Phone


Copper and glitter!

Products I used:

  • Eye Shadow Drama Queen Copper – Aromaleigh
  • Eye Shadow Feathered Serpent – Archetype
  • Eye Shadow On the Phone – EDM
  • Eye Shadow Smokey Eyeliner – EDM
  • Eye Shadow In the Garden – EDM
  • Mascara Sensitive Eyes – Lumene
  • Eyeliner Gray – FACE Stockholm

I couldn’t take a picture this morning since I had no light, so this picture is taken 3 hours later, still looking good!

Feathered Serpent all over my lid, Drama Queen Copper in the outer V and under my eye and crease. On the Phone as highlighter. It’s really subtle since it’s almost the same colour as my skin, just adds a little bit of shimmer.

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EOTD – Tim Burton’s Emily


Purity is having a Tim Burton make-up theme and one of the make-ups she did was Tim Burton’s Emily from A Corpse Bride.

It’s a really interesting theme, And Purity is really good at what she does (I mean, look at this Batman she did!)

I thought that I could join in when I felt inspired enough. And I thought I could try a little Corpse Bride inspired make-up.

Products I used:

  • Eye Shadow Cheshire Cat Grin – Fyrinnae
  • Eye Shadow Wildcats: Bay Cat – Meow
  • Eye Shadow Drama Queen blue – Aromaleigh
  • Eye Shadow Glass Coffin – Archetype
  • Eye Shadow Smokey Eyeliner – EDM
  • Mascara Blueberry Volume – Lumene
  • Eyeliner Gray – FACE Stockholm

This was my second attempt. My first one failed miserably when I managed to screw up the false lashes I was using so bad I had to throw them away. So no false lashes on this second attempt.

Cheshire Cat Grin all over my lid and under my eye, Bay Cat all over that to lighten it up. Drama Queen Blue in my crease to get a little more rounded and deep look. Glass Coffin as highlighter. I don’t really like my eyebrows at all, but at least it turned out “ok”. Purity’s tho was gorgeous. When I saw it I asked a college “Why don’t people make-up like that normally?”.

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EOTD – Sly Curiouser Lethe


I haven’t had inspiration for a few days, been on a blue ride so to speak, so today that is exactly what I went for! Blue!

Products I used:

  • Eye Shadow Curiouser and Curiouser – Fyrinnae
  • Eye Shadow Lethe – Archetype
  • Eye Shadow Sly – Archetype
  • Eye Shadow Shinkirou – Fyrinnae
  • Eye Shadow Smokey Eyeliner – EDM
  • Eye Shadow In the Garden – EDM
  • Mascara Blueberry Volume – Lumene
  • Eyeliner Gray – FACE Stockholm

Curiouser in the inner corner of my lid, Lethe all over the rest of my lid and Sly in my crease and under my eye.

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EOTD – Pizzazz Sennyo Sunshine Conjunction


I saw this really nice glass lantern yesterday which gave me inspiration for today’s make-up.  Purple and yellow!

Products I used:

  • Eye Shadow Pizzaz – MAD
  • Eye Shadow Senno –  Fyrinnae
  • Eye Shadow Conjunction – Archetype
  • Eye Shadow Taxi – MAD
  • Eye Shadow Sunshine – MAD
  • Eye Shadow Smokey Eyeliner – EDM
  • Eye Shadow Shinkirou – Fyrinnae
  • Eye Shadow In the Garden – EDM
  • Eyeliner Gray – FACE Stockholm
  • Mascara 38°C – Kanebo

I fought a long time with this make up, and not a 100% happy with the results. I love the colours, don’t get me wrong. But the yellow eye shadows just wouldn’t work with me.

It’s Conjunction in the inner corner of my eye. First I applied Taxi all over my lid, but when that wouldn’t stick and look good I applied Sunshine on top of that instead. Sennyo in the outer V, under my eye and in the crease. Pizzazz on top of that in the other parts of my crease. Shinkriou as highlighter.

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Out of foundation!?


God dammit! This morning I used up the last of my MUS Sports Foundation. I bought it pretty recently, after Christmas, and it has already run out! I don’t use is every day and I don’t use so much it should already be out. Now I can’t decide what to do. I really loved it, but it is damn expensive to buy a new foundation every 3 weeks for about 32€ (335 SEK). But I haven’t found any other foundation I like this much and fits my dead pale Scandinavian skin as well as this, because I don’t want a thick foundation that covers a lot. My skin is pretty even and I just want to add that extra touch to make it look nice, which Sports Foundation really does.

So sad faced Emmi now doesn’t know what to do. Buy another one. Try something else or not bother for a while?

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EOTD – Floating Death’s Hound


Hattrick in new shades. Non of these has been used by me before today.

Products I used:

  • Eye Shadow Death’s Head – Archetype
  • Eye Shadow Child of Hounds – Archetype
  • Eye Shadow Floating Feathers – EDM
  • Eye shadow Smokey Eyeliner – EDM
  • Eye Shadow In the Garden – EDM
  • Eyeliner Gray – FACE Stockholm
  • Mascara Blueberry Volume – Lumene

Child of Hounds is this gorgeous gold which shimmers in red in some angels. Autumn Leaves, also from Archetype, has the same gold ish colour but doesn’t shimmer in red. If I find my Dust lipstick from MUS I’ll use that today as well. Miss placed it somewhere in this mess.

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Me <3 Mail


I love getting packages in the mail. Last night I got 2 different packages. One was my order from EDM and the other one was a package from a auction I won on Ebay.

In the EDM package I got my new Smokey Eyeliner which is huge! I’ll never run out of Smokey again. And then the “try me” package which was called Winter Wonderland that they don’t seem to have anymore.

The Winter Wonderland package contained Floating Feathers, Bubble Tea and Swing Set.

The auction I won on ebay was a lipgloss from MUS, called flash. It’s gorgeously purple and will go well with my darker make ups.

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