BRONZE VIBES

bronze glammed eye make up mua glominerals eyeshadows bronzingHi dolls! This is another look I created back in summer 2015. It is still one of my fave looks I’ve ever done so I wanted to repost it ♥

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Eyes – Glo Minerals eyeshadow (sand pebble) and Maybelline eyeshadow palette, L’oréal super liner eye liner, L’oréal mascara
Base – Glo Minerals concealer (best concealer ever!!), Sensai foundation (color natural beige), L’oréal bronzing powder
Lips – Mac Lip Liner “In Sync” and L’oréal  lipgloss shade”206/For the Ladies”
Brows – Anastasia brow wiz

HOW TO CREATE THE LOOK

For the eyes I started off with applying an eye shadow primer all over the eye lid, then I used a very fluffy eyeshadow brush and lightly swept a shimmery nude shadow all over the eye lid. I then applied a dark brown bronze color from the Maybelline palette on the outer corner of my eyes and in the crease. In the middle of the eyes I applied a gold shadow with lots and lots of shimmer and finished off with a darker beige shadow in the inner corner of my eyes. And throughout this process I blended the shadows a few times and then applied a bit more. To finish I drew a very thin line of the eyeliner and directly after I used a pointy eyeshadow brush to apply anther dark brow/ bronze color from the Maybelline palette. It looks like a eyeliner that is in bronze gold, but when the eyeliner dried the eyeshadow got darker and it looked just like a normal eyeliner only with more effect and shimmer but still very natural. I actually do this a lot, first eyeliner and then straight after a apply a darker eyeshadow on top of the eye liner and it looks so nice.

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HOW TO GET LONG HAIR WITH ARGAN OIL

I often get questions regarding my long hair and a few years ago a wrote the ultimate guide on how to get long hair. One of the main steps in getting your hair to grow is to skip sulfates schampos, never use hair masks directly onto the scalp as you want to keep your pores fresh and free from silicone, but most importantnly regulary use argan oil!

Jag får ofta frågor om mitt hår, hur jag tar hand om det och hur jag fått det så långt. En produkt som jag använt regelbundet i princip senaste två åren är ren argan olja från Dr Organics. Den är 100% olja vilket är det enda “korrekta” när det gäller argan olja. Helst ska den vara tappad i en mörk flaska då om flaskan exponeras för ljus så kan oljan förstöras. Så jag har köper en olja för håret (dr organics) och nu ska jag testat en annan i mörk flaska som är ännu dyrare för huden.
I följande inlägg kan ni läsa mer om min inlägg om argan olja – 1, 2 , 3 och 4.
Jag har alltid köpt oljan på Holland & Barret i London, som är UKs största hälsokedja. Älskar verkligen den butiken och ni måste gå dit när ni är i London om ni gillar spännande hälsokost och naturlig hud- och hårvård.
Men såg precis att den säljs här nu också i Sverige! Här säljs även inpackningen som syns på bilden från samma serie, grymt bra inpackning utan massa silikoner!
Så det är ett varmt tips från mig om ni vill förändra och förbättra ert hår :)

HOW TO MAKE ANY METALLIC EYESHADOW PIGMENTED

eyeshadow differance wet vs dry primerHave you ever had an eyeshadow palette with metallic or shimmer shadows that looks soooo amazing, but once you apply them (even with primer underneath) they just look so DULL!?
You start to question if you even put on any eyeshadow to begin with and you just end up with shimmery dust all over your face, cursing out that you spent good money on a useless eyeshadow palette that only looked pretty on inspo photos on Instagram…

Well well well, you can sit back, relax and rely on the beautyblogging-guru (Hahaha yas I’m talking about myself and yes I’m kidding) to give your the best tricks to solve this problem. Just look at the swatches I have done on these photos, looks pretty amazing huh?
No need for paying for pricey primers, all you need to do is soak your eyeshadow or highlighter brush into some cold water, dab off the excessive water and gently stroke the wet brush into the shadow or highlighter.
And BOOM, you got yourself the most popping pigmented eyeshadow ever!!!
This work on pretty much all eye shadows or highlighters that contain either lots of shimmer or glitter.
I tried it with maybe 5 different brands now and I’m shook on how great it works. It works even on products that are not suppose to be used as a “wet or dry”- eyeshadow. This will be so good for the summer when you want to highlight your decolletage as well.

However do not try these with matte shadows, I got no solutions more than avoid mattes. At least that’s I do :))
And also apply the eye make up using a wet brush as the first step of your make up routine, wait with both the mascara and base products until you’re finish with the eyeshadow. Don’t want any wet eyeshadow on top of a gorgeous base or on newly painted mascara :))

Let me know how this works for you dolls if you try it ♥
Xx Louise
dry and wet eyeshadow swatches

This post is from the blog archive

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HOW TO GET THAT SUMMER GLOW

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Radiant, glowing and sunkissed skin, don’t we all want it when the weather gets warmer and days sunnier.
The key details to pay attention to getting that glowing look for summer is a combination of what you eat/drink, what products you use and how you use them. So instead of writing a long essay (like I sometimes do lol!!) I’m going to shorten it down in a list.

LIFESTYLEHydrate
In the summer its curucial to step up your water intake. The recommended daily dose is 2 liter of water, however do not exceed 3 liters of fluid per day since this can thin out the blood and having other awful side effects!
Don’t overdose on caffeine
No more than 2 cups of coffee per day, instead opt to cool down with an ice latte or ice tea instead of going in on lattes.
Cut down on sugar
To be honest, speaking from a recovring sugar addict, life is better without lots of candy, sweets, cakes and dessert every day and your skin will thank you as well. It is proven that eating less sugar is better for your skin, it will prevent wrinkles and if you already have wrinkles cutting down on sugar can help minimize then!
Become a vegetarian or at least try and eat more plant based foods
Eating a lot of veggies and fruits is so good for both your body, skin and mind! So try and eat as much plant based options as you can, these days vegetarian food does not have to be boring :))
Use oils
As I’ve dived deeper into the world of cosmetics and their ingredients I’ve realised how much harmful stuff is actually in the majority of them. So if you want to nourish your skin, get that radiant glow for summer and still treat your skin to only safe products, oils and serums is the way to go!

productsTo get the glowing looks above you will need;
- A light moisturizer or facial oil (or both!)
- Facial self tanning lotion (if you are pale like me)
- Light bb cream or tinted moisturizer
- Two beauty blenders, one for the base and one for the highlighter
- Cream based highlighter
- Brow pen with spooler on one side to brush the brows
- Neutral colored shimmer eye shadows. Opt for cream based eyeshadow if you want that extra dewy, glowing look.
- Eyelash curler and a very natural mascara (no clumpy or big lashes for this look)
- Bronzing cream with light shimmer or dark contouring cream for bronzing effect (avoid loose powder ones it can look too heavy)
- Nude lip liner + nude/pink shimmering sheer lipgloss

how to applyPrep your skin weekly with a gentle scrub, facial mask and use facial oils regularly. I love using Dr Organic Facial Argan oil on my entire face and neck. Apply face self tan at least once a week if you are pale like me but want to avoid the sun!

The best thing about facial oils is even if you don’t want to use it over your entire face before make up, try applying it over the areas where you tend to get extra dry and fine lines may appear. This will prevent the bb cream from drying out your skin during a sunny day.

Moving on to the make up application, start with prepping the skin with moisturize and/or facial oil.
Let it dry for just a few minutes and move on to bb cream. I would recommend a light and airy bb cream that is not sticky, matte or high coverage. Apply a little bit at a time dabbing in the product with a wet beauty blender, you want a very light finish hence it’s better to not smear on all the product at once.
Avoid brushes since bb cream and tinted moisturizers tend to look streaky if applied with a brush!

When the base is finish apply the cream eyeshadow with your fingers or a small beauty blender for a flawless finish. If you are using a regular pressed or baked eyeshadow stick to just three tones, one for the eye lid, one for the area above the eye lid and in the corners and a third color that is bright and extra shimmering underneath your brows and in the inner corner of the eyes. Make sure you use a big and fluffy eye shadow brush to get a perfect blended finish!
I also like to do the brows when I’m done with my eye make up. I prefer to clean up the brows by gently using a wet q-tip along the brows to remove any excess eye shadow that might have been dusted onto the brows while applying the eye make up. Then when I’m done with that I move onto filling in the brows.
By the time you are done with your eye make up the base will have set so it’s time for the bronzing bit.
Apply a creamy bronzer or contouring cream just as your would apply a bronzing powder. Do not go overboard with the contouring here, just apply a bit along the jawline, underneath the cheekbones and on the sides of your forehead, think bronzing not contouring! Apply the lip products and then the last step is to apply the creamy highlighter in all areas where the sun would naturally hit your face. On top of your lips, along the middle part of your nose, above your eyebrows, cheekbones etc etc.

OBS: This post is republished from the blog archive, therefore some of the comments may have an earlier date than the published date. 

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HOW TO TINT YOUR EYEBROWS AT HOME GUIDE

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THIS POST IS FROM THE BLOG ARCHIVE

After you learn this simple beauty hack there is no longer the need to go on expensive salon visit and you will save a small fortune over the years!

I am talking about at home tinting of eyebrows and eye lashes, the tricks are to learn how to apply the products, choosing the right products and mixing them correctly and learning how to be very careful not to get it into your eyes or leaving it on too long. But no need to worry, I will go over all the steps and you can save this link and re-read while you are doing it in case you forget and steps :)

I also want to add a small note about the risk with this treatment, regardless if you are doing at home or at a professional saloon there is always a risk that you might get allergic. Just like when you try a new beauty product or a hair dye at the hair dressers. My advice is to use a small bit on one of your eyebrows, let it sit for 5 min max, then remove and see what happens. If it does not look red or itch you are fine, and you just skip filling out that area when you dye the rest of your eyebrows. This is just a important step to take before going ahead and tinting your lashes. If you are extra sensitive and been allergic before I would advise you to only color your eyebrows for a few times and see that you don’t react to any of the ingredients before moving forward to your eye lashes :)

The product I use is called RefectoCil and it is the most common products all around the world in beauty salons. So then you will be using that exact same product which is great! It is much more long lasting than any other brands hence it is so popular among professionals. Also when tinting your eye lashes make sure you buy this silicone pads to protect your eye area.

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Step 1. Cleanser your face with and make sure you have no traces left of make up. If you have extremely dry skin I would recommend dipping a q-tip into some argan oil and gentle sweep it around your eyebrows, however make sure you do not get any oil on the area you are going to apply the color. This is just a little trick in case the dye would get outside the eyebrows and it will prevent the color making a big stain on your forehead ;)

how to tint your eye lashes at home refectocil ögonfransfärg brynfärg depend refectocilStep 2. Use the RefectoCil cream  peroxide. Do not buy or try the liquid peroxide since it tend to make the solution too watery and it is more difficult to keep out of the eyes and to shape the eyebrows with. I mix about 2 cm of the dye with about 16-18 drops of the cream. This will be more than enough for both eyebrows and lashes, however I use this brown color on my eyebrows and this black or blue-black on my lashes. Make sure you blend the color properly so the cream and the color gets blended really well.

how to tint your eye lashes at home refectocil ögonfransfärg brynfärg depend refectocilStep 3. Brush you eyebrows upwards for the best look. On all these photos I am not wearing any make up nor eye lashes tint, so only focusing on the brows in this part.
And as you can see I got some freckles, it get loads of them when I tan haha!

how to tint your eye lashes at home refectocil ögonfransfärg brynfärg depend refectocilStep 4. Apply the color with a thin eyebrow pencil like the one I show in the photo above. Now this is the most important part of the whole tutorial, do not fill out where your current eyebrows are, fill out the shape you ideally want. Just like when you use a normal eyebrow pencil and filling out your eyebrow.
What this trick will do is simply amazing. All over the face you and tiny, thin (usually very light/blonde) hair, all this hair is maybe not visible to the naked eye without a strong light faced you. But when you dye these hair you can actually change the shape of your eyebrows! This is a trick I learned from watching a show about how recovering cancer patients gets their eyebrows back.
So if you suffer from uneven eyebrows or eyebrows that you once upon a time plucked way to much and now are dying to grow thicker, this is what you should and need to do, at least once a month!
As you can my eyebrows was a few years ago quite thin, but when I went to get them threaded in 2012 (read more about the horrible experience in Swedish here) the lady that did it made them uneven. So I have one perfect eyebrow and one that is thinner, so I do this quite often since I am not sure if I want to get a cosmetic tattoo.

Step 5. Leave it on for about 5 minutes!

Step 6. Soak a cotton pad in water and gently wipe off the dye, I usually repeat this a few times to made sure all the color is gone. Don’t worry if you eyebrows appear darker than you wanted them too, it is just because the color is stuck to your skin and it will fade away after 1-2 hot showers.

Step 7. Brush you eyebrows once again and just a small, fine scissor to remove any excess hair. Refrain from plucking the hair at all must and if you want to try to change your eyebrows shape a little always try with a small scissor first so the damage wont be permanent!

how to tint your eye lashes at home refectocil ögonfransfärg brynfärg depend refectocilAnd the results? As you can see the thin hairs are now showing more on my eyebrows and this will create a better base before filling them out with eyebrow pencil :) The the photo above I did not go hard core in terms of shaping my brows with concealer and highlighter, I kept it casual with Anastasia brow wiz in color Taupe for a natural look. I wanted to show you dolls a realistic expectation with just some tint and eyebrow pencil. If you start filling them out like I did in this tutorial, the world is your oyster, at least when it comes to getting those eyebrows on fleek lol ;)

Also I want to add again I have not tinted my eyelashes in any of these photos, when I do that the lashes are a lot darker :)
Let me know how it goes for you and if you have any questions ♥
XoXo Louise

DIPYQUE CANDLES BRUSH HOLDER

diptyque candlesMy favorite scented candles since I was maybe around 15 years old has always been Diptyque, especially the scent Feu De Bois.
It smells like a rustic open wood fire, like you’re sitting in front of a open fire in the alps or something. At least that’s what I imagine when I light up that candle and let the scent spread throughout the apartment.
It such a lovely scent because its neither feminine or macules, it smells so homely and not too sweet like some candles do. Btw, this candle is pretty much the perfect gift for a couple at least if you ask me!
I remember going to the Diptyque store in paris on my 18th Birthday trip to Paris and it was such a lovely experience to see a whole store filled with nothing but candles.
Unfortunately I couldn’t bring as many home as I liked, but I remember buying at least two :))

The second thing I love about these candles are that they are PERFECT to clean out when the candle is brunt down and use as either brush or pencil holders.
I currently have three empty Diptyque candles as brush holders and I’m planning on cleaning out more of them soon :))
The girl behind the blog Beauty Look Book (her photos below) has really come up with cute ways to use old Diptyque candles!
I have the same big black candle as seen on the last photo and she has turned hers into a mini vase for cut roses *heart eye emoji*, wow so clever!
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