KYLIE COSMETICS COLLECTION

kylie cosmetics reviewsKylie Cosmetics lip liners in Koko K, Exposed, Dolce K and Candy K – Glosses in Literally, Candy K and So Cute – Liquid lipsticks in Koko K & Exposed.

Hi dolls, I hope you all had a great day!
I thought I would start to share more of my make up collection here on the blog! As well as I’m going to be doing more dupes and swatches. A couple of years ago I did not get the idea of swatches AT ALL thought it was totally pointless but now I’ve completely changed my mind. I love to look at swatch videos and photo. My faves from all the products I’ve tried from Kylie Cosmetics are without a doubt the So Cute gloss and the Koko K lip liner!

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NIGHTLY THOUGHTS

brunette green eyes louiseThrowback photo to when I was 19, time flies! Missing my brown hair right now <3 What I would do to have the skin of a teenager again, never ever dry haha!

Hi dolls! Sorry for the Swedish update haha! I just got into the mode of writing in Swedish once in a while. Nothing important really and will be back with more beauty updates tomo. Xx Louise

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Hej babes, länge sen jag skrev på svenska och fick väl lite feeling. Däremot har jag lika mycket, om inte mer, utländska läsare gentemot svenska numera så därav har engelska känts mer naturligt.
Men såklart man får väl inte samma feeling när man skriver på annat språk än det man är mest van vid.
Kände för skriva av mig lite i ett icke-skönhetsrelaterat inlägg.
Hursomhelst så har jag suttit och klurat lite på riktningen min blogg ska ta framöver.
En sak som slog mig när jag satte mig ner en timma nu och läste svenska bloggar för omväxlingens skull är hur märkligt personliga de är, de skriver saker som vad de åt till frukost eller lunch, vilka de fikade med (fast läsaren inte har någon aning om vem den personen är haha!) eller något annat random som podcast där de pratar om sig själv och sitt liv, är detta verkligen intressant för folk att läsa?
Det som slår mig är att vem tusan bryr sig haha! Jag bryr mig knappt om vad Kim Kardashian äter, okej kanske lite bara för hon är så snygg, så varför skulle man bry sig vad en bloggare äter? Så vidare det inte är en matblogg med recept såklart!

Sen får jag typ krupp på hur många orelaterade annonser och samarbeten som finns där ute, kan vara för jag pluggat marknadsföring förut och tycker att det viktigaste är att rätt bloggare/influencers skriver om passande produkter.
T ex men om en livsstilsbloggare skriver om en skönhetsprodukt då litar jag inte riktigt på det tipset om de är bra eller dåligt smink för vad har de för erfarenhet om de inte är beauty bloggare eller make up artister, då känns det bara så himla köpt om ni förstår hur jag menar. Typ som om jag plötsligt skulle skriva om typ sporttips, hur udda vore inte det hehe..
Nä jag vill läsa om mat/recept hos matbloggare, smink och skönhet hos sminkbloggare, mode hos modebloggare och ja personliga dagböcker borde vara en kategori för sig själv. Är jag ensam om att tycka såhär? :))
Känns typ som att alla “populära” bloggare skriver om samma saker, samma events, samma kläder, samma samarbeten osv osv, och det blir så långtråkigt. Där är utländska bloggare mycket bättre måste jag faktiskt säga.

Om det inte vore för att min hälsa är sämst just nu så skulle jag gärna uppdatera mer och oftare, men något jag har fått lära mig är att man får ta saker och ting från sina egna förutsättningar.
Hur mycket jag än skulle önska att saker vore annorlunda så kan man inte önska sig till saker som är utom ens kontroll. Mina tankar går mellan att skriva om det mer men å andra sidan vill jag inte tråka ner bloggen med massa deppiga hälsoproblem, då kanske det är bättre att den uppdateras lite mindre och är “gladare”.
Mycket klurigt och har inte riktigt landat i hur jag bör göra.
Jag vill ju samtidigt inte vara som dom där bloggarna som skriver om allt mellan himmel och jord :)) Kramar Louise

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HOW TO HIGHLIGHT

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Hi dolls!
This weekend I was doing a bit of exploring in my make up collection (lol!) and I found this old classic, a loose highlighting bronze powder from Glo Minerals. I decided the only way to swatch this one properly is to go all out and make it into a little art project haha! So I swatched it with a wet brush and wow wow woooow this one got a lot of pigment. I did not spare any expenses when making this swatch, go big or go home right?
To be a bit realistic what I did was I applied a lot of product towards my right side of my arm and then make it more and more sheer towards the left as you can see on the photos. I just wanted to play around and see how the product was to work with and I love it. I wish it came in more colors now!

I believe this product would work for the following looks;
1. Highlighter for dark skin, 2. a bronze J Lo look (as it looks towards the left on the photos) on tanned skin for the summer or 3. BODY highlighting for the summer.
Imagine this glow swiped along the arms, a dash on the collarbones, cleavage and maybe even legs, the ultimate JLo glow!!
Of course not with as much product as I used on this swatches because I went all in, but still just imagine that would be out of this world kind of glam!

What do you think of this glow? Xx Louise

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LUXURY FOUNDATION GUIDE

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I am always on the hunt for the DREAM foundation, I thought I found it a few times but then I was disappointed afterwards by either break outs, red rashes by allergic reaction, it started to crease after like 15 min to an hour or it made the skin look dry and dull a while after the application. Anyone with similar experiences?
The biggest differance I’ve noticed over the past 11 years as a beauty blogger is the fact that I now usually look a lot older when I apply foundation. Being 27 years of age I noticed I’m getting those fine lines whenever my skin gets dry, so matte foundation is a disaster on me! I can only used foundations with a lot of glow and moisturize to still look my age (and not any older).
There are a few foundations that are said to be no short of amazing and below I have listed two of the most famous ones and two newcomers.

little heartThe Dior AirFlash Spray Foundation. This expensive little bottle is what many brides rely on for their wedding day make up. And just that little piece of information is a bold statement that it gotta be some good stuff in that spray bottle hehe. There are so many raving reviews of this one out in the blogsphere that it’s hard not to get blown away!

“I was initially impressed by this product’s seamless finish and demi-matte, skin-like texture that softens lines and lasts a respectable eight+ hours in a variety of weather conditions. “

“The best thing about this foundation is it’s finish, I’m not even exaggerating when I say it’s beautiful. It makes your skin look flawless without looking cakey or like your wearing too much make up. It makes your skin look airbrushed (hence ‘Airflash’) and I’ve never seen my skin look so nice and clear before. It’s a satin finish meaning it’s great for all skin types.”

Says the women behind the blogs BeautyProfessor and AdayintheLifeOfaNorthernGirl.

So this foundation is on top of my cravings list, however with the hefty price tag I have to wait to review this on and  I’m not sure if Dior would do a press/blog samples for a review. But when I get the chance to get this product I I promise I will come back with the ultimate and honest review dolls!

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little heartThe next one is the Giorgio Armani Luminous silk foundation (also with a hefty price point). This baby is said to be one of the top foundations out there, very luxurious and I would love to have this on display just as a piece of make up art (hehe!).

little heartThe tube to the far right is Charlotte Tilbury ‘Wonderglow’ Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash.
Wow say that 5 times fast haha! This seems to be a dupe of the classic Beauty Flash Balm that took the world by storm a few years ago. However CT’s one is tinted so it can be worn both underneath foundation but also on its own for a natural glow. I do love products that give a very sheer tint for those days you just feel foundation will be to much…

little heartLast one, a cushion foundation by Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Intense.
Very pricey but this one looks so intriguing to me! I have recently fallen IN LOVE with cushion foundation, the only problem? It’s super unhygienic and I would say a cushion foundation can’t be used for more than a month because bacteria will start to grow in it if you keep it for a longer time. Many other make up artist have expressed this concern as well and especially people will acne should remember to always wash their sponge or beauty blender after each use to avoid flare ups.
I however do love the results of cushion foundations soooo much, it’s my fave type of foundation so I’m dying to get to try out more brands cushion foundations.

Have anyone of you dolls tried these foundation?
Xx Louise

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HOW TO GET LONGER LASHES

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Hi dolls!
I thought I would share a few tricks and tips on how to get your own lashes to become longer. The photos above are totally make up free and I wanted to show you how my lashes looks right now after about 3 months of wearing make up a lot less and going mascara free for a whole month. Okay I wore it once in 1 month but that’s it! I never thought I would pull that off and it wasn’t planned at all.
The results would have looked even better if I had tinted my lashes darker before taking the photo and also brushed by brows (I forgot about those lol!!) but oh well this photo will do for now! I also wanted to clearly show this was make up free so I didnt cover up my veins that shows because I’m so fair skinned. This is one of the reasons I usually wear eyeshadow primer, it’s great to cover up any veins. And yes you can see my veins in other parts of my face as well when I’m not wearing make up unless I get a dark self tan.

During this month I also refrained from all heavy eye make up and just curled my lashes a few times.
When you think about it, how much doesn’t curling, applying layers of mascara and then rubbing it off with wipes and cotton pads every night tear and ruin your lashes? A whole lot I would say!
I didn’t realise how much wearing make up on a daily basis affect not only my lashes but also my brows (!) and obviously my skin. I’ve written about my skin detox here (link) before and when I stop wearing foundation for a few days my skin starts to clear up.
I looove long lashes and I know growing them out without using any lash growing serums and just taking a short cut and get lash extensions done, can feel like an eternity but it’s worth it if you like going make up free.
Here (link) you can read my best tips on how to look stunning without any make up!

A few years ago I used an awful eyelash serum called Revitalash, this was before everyone knew it was dangerous to use lash growth serum and that it contained a harsh ingredients with lots of scary side effects.
It was first after using it for years that I started to notice that my eyes got more dry and sensitive towards make up. I stopped using the serum and then about a year later it was official, these serums were dangerous.
It even looked like my eye color got darker which was later explained to be one of the side effect.
So I will never ever use lash growth serums again, regardless if they removed the harmful ingredients I won’t take any more chances and I’m sticking with the natural ways now <3

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So what else did I do apart from refraining from mascara and removing eye make up?
I used coconut oil around my eye area every evening. While sleeping the coconut was usually spread out all over my face due to the fact that coconut oil melts when it gets heated by the body heat. So it moisturized my lashes really well. I have also heard from the blogger SoniaFyza that she mixed almond oil with castor oil together and applied with an eyeliner pencil above her upper lash line every night and her lashes became sooo long. But she is middle eastern and those lucky ladies from the middle east are known to have amazing lash-genes!
So my next home project (haha!) is to try Sonia’s oil trick and see if it works for me as well.
I will of course update you dolls on how it’s going once I started. Xx Louise

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