Fashion & beauty, Life

Black Panther Date Night

I’ve been dreading this – sitting in front of the keyboard and try to type something together. To be honest, I haven’t felt inspired even though I’ve been thinking about writing, every – single – day. I’m craving some new inspiration & motivations on how I can make this blog even better. Any ideas? Please leave a comment below.


Tonight we had our first date night after almost two years (!). A date alone that is, with a babysitter at home, aka my mum, watching our son. We drove 10 minutes to our local cinema and watched Black Panther. I’m usually not enthusiastic about marvel movies, but with this one I just got a good feeling. I’ve also heard that it was received very well by other social media influencers.

So if you’re into action, si-fi and a little drama, you should definitely go see this one. Here’s my outfit of the night.

Elizabeth

Fashion & beauty

Smashbox photo finish

It’s time for another review, and this time I’ll be sharing my thoughts on Smashbox Photo Finish Primer. I bought this a while back at ‘Kicks’ cause I’ve been struggling with redness almost all my life, or at least since I was a teenager. It hasn’t really gone even though I use high-end skincare products daily.

I was happy to have found a primer that had a green tone to it because this, as I’m sure you know, is the complimentary color to red. Which basically means that those two colors putt together should even out my skin tone. I bought this for 260 kr, so my hopes where high.


First of the consistency is uneven and when I work it in my hands it gets clumpy and almost feels watery. Additionally I have to use a lot to even out the color of my skin, and to be honest in the end I can’t see any difference. I also noticed when I first started using this product that whenever I didn’t clean my skin afterwards, I would break out and get spots where I applied it. This usually doesn’t happen with any make-up that I’ve tried.

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As you can see there is hardly any difference, if any at all. This products is an absolute waist of money and it’s safe to say I will not buy this again.

Elizabeth

Life

Book review: How to be a Bawse

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I was hesitant to buy Lilly Singh’s book because it seemed as if every YouTuber had a book release and this was yet another way to make a few bucks.
Nonetheless, against my better judgment, I bought the book. And honestly, I was pleasantly surprised.

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She uses a lot of analogies to her own life and colorful metaphors to describe a scenario. There are a lot of stairs and ladders you have to climb because there are no shortcuts to success.
There are fifty short chapters which makes it easy to read, with a lot of feel good colors. The book gives you an even deeper insight to her life and her way of thinking. She writes in a way that is authentic to herself, but if you don’t know who she is, than you might find her style of writing odd.

Half way through I got the feeling that I have to do more in my 24 hours. I had this stressful feeling inside me every single day. The book does give great motivation but it’s all cramped in a couple of hundred pages and it can get a bit too much too fast.

Watching her daily vlogs I also know that not every day is productive in her life. But she’s right, we should be more productive in our life. Overall, I’m glad I bought the book, it exceeded my expectations and I will try to implement some of her life lessons in a day to day basis.

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Elizabeth

Fashion & beauty

INGLOT: 1st impression

I got a little bit less sleep than I’d hoped today but the sun is shining behind the clouds and it’s a new week. I’ve already been grocery shopping for the entire week and the only other thing I want to do today is maybe start a new sewing project. But for now I wanted to share my thoughts on the make-up brand INGLOT. I had never heard of the brand before a year ago when a shop opened at the shopping center I work at. Impressed by the great customer service and the professional make-up artist that work there to give you the best consultation with a wide range of inexpensive make-up.

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AMC cream foundation
This was the first foundation I bought from Ingot and I was eager to try it out. I got good service from a make-up artist there and she tested out several foundations before we chose this one. Unfortunately after applying it myself I found it too creamy and very watery. I’ve always had trouble finding the right shade and I often go too dark. This time though it was too light for my face, even though I’m very pale to begin with. It did give me a nice coverage and I only needed 1-2 pumps for my whole face. Downside is was that it only lasted 3 months and I usually have my foundations up to six months.

Cream foundation
After the first foundation was a miss I wanted to give the brand a second chance. So I did, and again got great service from one of the make-up artist working there. I told her what I thought of the first foundation and she agreed that I was too light for my skin. After a consultation she recommended a cream foundation. She told me it was light weight but I felt it covered up nicely when she applied it. When I came home and tried it for myself I realized how much product I had to use to get a nice complexion. And personally I think it’s too expensive for the amount of product I have to use to get the result I want. The shade on the other hand was spot on and perfect for my skin tone.

Sparkeling dust
This is the first highlight that I’m impressed with and has stayed on my face the whole day. I’ve tried a cream one before and it has not worked with my skin type. You get a lot of product and a little goes a long way. It could be even more pigmented for my liking and it is a little bit messy when you apply it since it is in a powder form. But the prize is just right for the amount of product you get.

Setting spray
This has a nice fresh sent to it and it does the job. You have a lot of product for a very nice prize as well. I could definitely see myself buying this again.

Lash enhancer mascara
Mascara is always hard to buy because you can’t test it in the store and you just have to trust that the sale’s person. I was recommend this because I wanted length and it does give you that. But for me it clumps too much, the brush doesn’t define your lashes and you get too much product on your eyelashes.

Elizabeth

Little things

Collateral beauty

Love – Time  Death 
“We long for love, we wish we had more time, and we fear death.”


A universal connection we all share. And this relevant subject can touche anyone. Behind the movie is a sad and emotional story. But I do not want to talk about the storyline of the film, but rather what it represents and what it can teach us.

We have all lost something in our life. A loved one, a friend or maybe ourself. It’s a natural part of life but most of us would rather not speak about that vital part of life. It’s scary. And we cannot go around every day thinking that this might be our last day, but we should be more aware that it can be. Life is not fair. Some people live to see hundred years and others don’t even pass the age of six. Some die because of a disease and others of natural causes.

We don’t give life and we don’t take it, we only live it. It’s cruel and unfair this journey of life. And when it ends those who are left are the once who are hurting.
So try and find beauty in meaningful moments in a bad circumstance.


Elizabeth

Fashion & beauty, Life

Review: Everyday make-up products

NYX matte lip cream 4-stars

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Easy to apply, non sticky with a matt finish.The only reason this didn’t get a five star rating from me was that it’s not that long lasting, and it can dry out your lips a little.

BareMinerals powder foundation:3-starsbm
This foundation works with your skin and gives you a natural look, perfect for those lazy days where you only need a light coverage. Doesn’t give you a full coverage and  I have gotten some dry patches when using this is curtain areas.

BareMinerals bronze powder:stars-kopi

This is the best contouring powder I’ve every used and it deserves a five star rating. Easy to apply, you don’t need much product and it has lasted me for years.

Smashbox contour trio:2-stars

I was really exited to try this, but truth be told, smash box disappointed me. The lightest color, which is ment for highlighting, is even darker then my regular foundation. The only good thing is the two different shades of darker contour pens. But then again, they are hard to blend.

L’orèal perfect liner:stars-kopisuperliner

By far the best liner I’ve tried. It has a small tip which makes it easy to apply a nice winged liner and you don’t necessarily need a eyelid primer beforehand cause it will stay in place all day.

BareMinerals complexion rescue4-stars

This is a light coverage BB/CC cream. Like all the other Bare Mineral products, it works with your skin and gives you a really nice glow. The only down side is that you don’t get a lot for you money. It’s quite expensive and doesn’t last more then 4 months.

L’orèal volume mascara4-stars

I’ve always gone back to this mascara after trying several different once over the years. It gives you length and volume, and it doesn’t clump. However it doesn’t give you the perfect curl to your lashes even if you use an eyelash curler.


I hope this review was helpful for up and coming beauty products you want to buy. These are products I’ve mostly used over the last year and they are all my honest opinion.

The winner is definitely BareMinerals bronze powder & I will also go back and buy more of NYX matte lip cream.

Elizabeth

Life, YouTube

Review: Everyday make-up

Last week a made a ‘Everyday make-up routine’ video and this week I reviewed the products that I used.

Top 3 favorites:
♥ Loreal True Match – Vanilla 02
♥ Bare Minerals – Warmth
♥ Loreal – Volum Million Lashes

Loreal True Match foundation is one of the foundations I’ve started to love only after using it a moths. It’s easy on the skin, doesn’t clump or dry up and it lasts all day.

Bare Minerals are products I can vouch for and I’ve never been disappointed. Even though it’s more pricy, you get A LOT from the products. A rough and powder foundation you can have up to 1 year!

Loreal Volum Million Lashes is the best mascara I’ve found the last five years. It divides and lengthen your own lashes, it doesn’t clump and it lasts up to 6 months.

Elizabeth