When Urban Decay launched the Vice 2 palette, the Internet beauty world went crazy. I saw excitement and recommendations of this palette on YouTube, Instagram and basically anywhere. Within a few days I knew I just had to have it. I eagerly went to Sephora, where the assistant told me the palette would first be released in Denmark in winter 2014 (WHAT the @*!?#!). She was just as frustrated as I was.
I went home and started researching on my own where I could get a hold of this palette, and came across a UK online beauty shop called BeautyBay.com. It is possibly very popular and has existed for ages, but this was the first time I had visited the site. The prices are somewhat cheaper than in Denmark, which is nice! They also have some great sales for the holidays and I got discounts on a lot of my products, including the Vice 2 palette.
You can simply push a button and the lid will slide open to reveal a huge mirror and 16 beautiful eyeshadow colors. The palette itself is made of plastic and is very lightweight. I think the palette is just as gorgeous inside as outside: the purple packaging is amazing not to mention the crystal-like Urban Decay logo in the front.
My general impression of this palette is that it is very versatile. There is such a great variety of different looks you can create by using these shades: anything from neutral to bright, colorful eye makeup looks. I think the colors of the palette can suit almost anyone. If you’re like me, who mostly goes for brown, smokey or neutral eye makeup because it works for any occasion, this palette is perfect though for trying out looks you wouldn’t normally wear.
I preferably use Smokeout and Lovesick for smokey eyes. The combination of these and Shellshock is especially good for a night out. I haven’t worn the pink shades yet, since I would most likely wear pink eye makeup in the Spring and Summer time, though I do love the unique X-rated matt color, which is a color that does not compare to anything I have owned before.
Prank and Madness are surprisingly two of my favorite colors from the palette. They are two very unique colors and again not like anything I’ve ever seen or thought of wearing before. With my greenish-brown eyes I’d never have thought blue eyeshadow would suit me, but combined with Bootycall (Naked 2) and Dope, this gives a different yet beautiful smokey eye makeup look that would actually accommodate any eye color. The golden Strike color is going to be great for the holiday season and suit especially those with a warm undertone. Just like the two darker shades above, the eyeshadows Stash and Poison are going to make any smokey eye looks stand out.
I especially like the shade Damaged because it reminds me of the color of a Christmas tree. Its metallic, glittery texture glides on very easily. Also, the metallic purple Betrayal goes fantastic with Voodoo, which is a dark plum color with purple sparkles in it.
These are the lighter and more neutral colors of the palette. Dope reminds me a lot of Bootycall from the Naked 2 palette, yet I think Dope is a bit more pinkish. I still love this kind of light pink and I wear it mostly every day just because it blends and works together with so many different eye shadow looks. The color Toxic would accommodate blondes and girls with blue eyes perfectly. I don’t think it would suit me, though, but we’ll have to see. Habit has a very interesting creamy texture! It’s great to use as a base or a no-makeup-makeup look. Rewinds is a matt brown shade good for blending and very similar to Tease from the Naked 2 palette.
I think the palette would be a great Christmas gift for someone who loves makeup, or to treat yourself (Who says you can’t treat yourself with a Holiday present?). It has definitely been fun for me to experiment with and try out daring new looks I’ve never worn before. The next palette on my wish list is the new Naked palette. Just as I received the Vice 2 palette everyone started ranting about the Naked 3 palette (argh!). Urban Decay never stop, do they? Ha ha. Hope you have a great weekend!
How was your Halloween? I have to wait until next weekend to dress up and party unfortunately, and I am still trying to find a costume. Let me know what you were dressed as!
Now my current makeup obsession for fall must be the wine-colored lips. They’re bold and more dramatic than the normal red lips, don’t you think? Take a look!
I have spotted this beauty trend at fashion shows and on the red carpet, which makes me certain this is a trend for Fall! I can also see how it would fit perfectly for Christmas and the holidays. Just imagine wearing a big chunky knit scarf, your favorite fall jacket and a cappuccino in your hand paired with these lips. Perfect combination!
Here are my favorite wine-colored lip products!
- Lancome Juicy Tubes: I have been having this for so long, I can’t even remember! And as you see it is almost used up anyway, but I found that it works great as a gloss over a bold wine-colored lipstick.
- Essence Gel Tint – Pink Exposed: This product is great if you want to go for a rather natural look. It gives off just a little amount of color for an everyday look. Plus it’s a tint, so you can use this on your cheeks as well!
- Sephora Lipstick – Rouge Shine: This lipstick is a purplish color with lots of sparkles. It reminds me of New Years Eve! It would be great for a night out.
- Max Factor – 690 Aubergine: I recently bought this lipstick and it is the perfect color if you are going for wine-colored lips. It’s a dark red color with a small amount of red sparkles (I don’t prefer to go completely matte).
As soon as you get used to it, bold wine-colored lips are actually fun to wear on a daily basis. You just have to get out of your comfort zone, AKA boring bare lips! Try it out. Hope you enjoyed reading!
Credit: Miranda Kerr – Kate Bosworth – TotalBeauty
I have tried many skin care products throughout the years, but I’ve found that I love this one so much that I have to share it with you! So here is my day and night skincare routine. I have been following this routine for four months now and it works great for my skin. Of course, everyone’s skin type is different, so I would recommend these products for normal to combination skin. After removing my eye makeup with Garnier Simply Essentials eye makeup remover (I am trying out new eye makeup removers all the time. I never really stick to the same) I follow these steps:
- Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser I use this to remove my face makeup. I love that it comes out as a foam and feels very light on my skin. There are also a lot of natural extracts in the cleaner such as grapefruit and orange, which are supposed to brighten up the skin.
- Ole Henriksen Truth Serum I use this serum in my nightly [KB1] skincare routine. First of all, it smells amazing! It gives a wonderful aroma at nighttime when I am ready to doze off. It’s oil free and in the description says the serum is “like a daily vitamin for your face” because it’s filled with vitamins and nutritious things for your face
- Olay Beauty Fluid This, THIS moisturizer is my all-time hands-down favorite moisturizer. Ever. I have used this moisturizer for years, and I swear by it. It is that good. It’s amazing because I can use it all year around. It has a light texture that can be layered, so I use more in fall and winter, when my skin tends to get dryer, and put on less in the summer. I use this as both a day and night cream. And if I want baby soft and refreshed skin in the morning I layer on more moisturizer right before I go to sleep. When the description says “non-greasy” they really mean it: This has never given me any break-outs!
- Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel In my night routine I like to put this under my eyes before I head off to bed. I really like the cooling texture, and it is supposed to lift and relax your eye area. That means great for stressful school weeks. Yay!
- EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm (Pomegranate Raspberry) In the morning as well as before I sleep, I like to moisturize my lips. It is especially important to protect your lips from the cold weather and keep them soft.
I hope you enjoyed reading. I recommend all of these products, so definitely go and try them out! Let me know what you think!
I had time for some online shopping and my most recent fashion steal is from Nelly.com at their midseason sale. I had been eyeing these neon heels and wondered if they were too bold for me, yet I ended up buying them on sale for only $27.50! I have quite a few neon pieces in my closet and I feel it’s an ongoing trend for fall and winter.
This is a great pair of heels to style up any casual outfit. I love the way the heels look with jeans. I posted an outfit video on my Instagram where you can see how I styled them. I paired them with dark jeans, a white muscle tee and my favorite earrings. You can really wear the most basic pieces and still look fashionable with some bold heels like these together with statement jewelry.
Christian Louboutin Unbout Illusion Red Sole Pump $795
What I later found out is that the stilettos I purchased are very similar to these Christian Louboutin heels. I did some research and saw that these are actually very popular e.g. Kim Kardashian owns them and Emma Stone has a pair in black.
Now I am even more excited about styling my newest fashion steal! Though it’s cold here in Copenhagen and I may have to save these until next summer, I definitely think neon will still be in trend by that time. Neon never really goes out of style in a way. Bright and bold colors always get collaborated into the styles somehow. Have you noticed?
Let me know what you think!
Fall is here! When I think of fall I think of Halloween, lots of good TV series and yellow and orange leafs falling off the trees. Are you excited yet? I know I am. Here are my makeup favorites for fall!
My first fall favorite is the Naked 2 eyeshadow palette by Urban Decay. I had been wanting to get a hold of one of these for such a long time, and each time I decided to purchase one, if was sold out at Sephora. Then finally I bought this palette at an airport this summer, and even for a discounted price (yay!). My favorite eyeshadow is Bootycall (3rd from the left) – perfect for highlighting the inner corners of your eyes, brow bone, and I even use it as a highlighter on my cheekbones sometimes. As you can see, I am all about that shade.My second favorite is Snakebite (6th from the left) which I happen to use on a daily basis without even thinking much about it. It is a great eyeshadow for blending and implying a more defined crease.
Even though I love the Naked 2 palette, I find that there are some colors missing that I use for my daily eyeshadow. I love using the NYC palette in my routine because it holds perfect colors that work for both day and night looks. One is the Union Square palette (938) for brown eyes. It was actually pretty random that I came across this eyeshadow palette. I was on a two-day trip to Dublin and I desperately needed an eyeshadow palette; when I grabbed this one since it was cheap and looked wearable. Never had I thought it would become one of my favorite eyeshadow palettes!
It contains four shades: one white neutral base color, two brown ones and a deep purple shade, as well as a highlighter and concealer in the side. As you see these three colors go fantastic together by themselves though I am most addicted to the deep purple shade that looks amazing with both Bootycall or Half Baked (gold shade) from the Naked2 palette, depending on the mood and occasion.
Browsing through a catalog on a plane trip this summer, I couldn’t resist buying this Benefit kit since it fitted so perfectly with the theme “She’s so… Jetset”. And I am so glad I did because it is absolutely adorable!
I love the earthy eyeshadow colors and the scented blush perfect for a “no-makeup makeup” look. I have tried the full-size mascara They’re Real before and I wasn’t a huge fan of it, but at the moment I really like to layer it on top of my Lancome mascara. It gives my lashes a more voluminous feel. The palette also comes with a Ultra Shine lipgloss that smells like bubblegum. Yum. I haven’t tried the Porefessional yet but I should probably give it a try.
These are three products I love carrying in my purse. Now that it is getting colder I have either my Carmex lip balm that I bought in Dublin or my EOS lip balm (in Summer Fruit) on me. They’re both great for dry lips and cold weather. I also like to carry a hand creme with me on colder days, and this is my all-time favorite! It’s by Alterra, bought in Germany in a beauty chain called Rossman. It has the perfect size for carrying in your purse, smells amazing and is good for both hands and nails. My bad German tells me it’s got Vitamin E and shea butter.
What do you think of my favorites?
Lately I’ve been putting a lot of time into rearranging and decorating my room. It really makes sense to me now why I should be taking a lot of time to decorate it as I want because it is the space I spend a lot of my time in. And your room should be a place where you feel happy and get inspired to do what you love! Now, I am nowhere near done with my bedroom nor my walk-in closet, since I also expanded my closet with an extra room, but I thought I would share some of the changes that have been made so far.
I have always wanted a vanity in my room to store my makeup. I finally got the vanity I had always dreamed of from my parents as a birthday gift. And with a few challenges, in the end I fitted all of my makeup into the four drawers!
Before my wall was white and dull so I went to IKEA and bought some different frames to put up. The wall is across my bed, so my idea was to put up inspirational quotes that I would look at each morning. I went through my Pinterest board and those were my favorites! I am planning on doing the same thing in my walk-in closet, but with inspirational fashion quotes. A future project of mine along with many others!
If you are in need of inspiration check out my Pinterest! I love finding cute quotes, fashion inspiration and healthy recipes as well as decor stuff!
If you are in need of inspiration check out my Pinterest! I love finding cute quotes, fashion inspiration, healthy recipes as well as decor stuff!
School takes up much of my time, so I thought I would share a few ideas on how to make your school life a bit happier, more pink and organized. I bought my school bag at Accessorize and I love the pattern – it goes with any outfit! I used to carry a shoulder bag for school but I realized that my computer is too heavy and I would end up hurting my back. I am so glad I decided to buy a rucksack instead. Now walking to school is much more manageable!
Here is what is in my school bag:
- Pencil case from Tally Weijl: I bought it a few years back yet it is still in an excellent condition. It mainly contains pens and lots of lip glosses.
- A Yves Saint Laurent lipstick I had been eyeing for way too long!
- Hand sanitizer with sparkles in it!
- My agenda I love to death
- Keychain with a bear tape measure and souvenirs from this summer in Italy and Malta.
- Folder for school papers: this is a great way to become more organize your papers in school. With small post-it stickers you can even sort the papers by subjects.
- Macbook Pro 13″
At my school it is very important that we bring our computers to school every day, and since my school offers all of the students the same type of computer, I thought it would stand out more if I decorated it with a sticker. I bought this full-cover sticker at eBay for $25 and it works great! It protects my computer against scratches, as well as turning it into this amazing artwork in lots of colors matching the school bag. The best part is that the sticker won’t leave any sticky residue if you decide to take it off.
Keeping an agenda has become such an important thing for me. First of all it makes you happier because you can schedule all your plans and you don’t have to stress as much about things. And second of all it is fun to look back at; it’s a personal diary in a way. I bought this agenda this summer in Italy by a brand named PIP Studio. It is probably the most decorative agenda you can find on the market and I am so happy about it! The colors and theme change by each month and the overall look of the book closed is just gorgeous. Having a pretty agenda makes me want to use it and write in it more often than a usual or digital agenda (especially with colored glitter pens).
These are some of my things that make my everyday school life happier and much more organized than before. In my opinion it is important to be cheerful each time you look at items that you surround yourself with each day. And if you can’t find what you are looking for – make it yourself! Decorate your notebook with drawings and write inspirational quotes that makes you happy. Surround yourself with all the beautiful things in life!
Fall is here! The leaves are beginning to turn yellow and orange and all I feel like doing is curling up on my sofa with a cup of tea and a great movie. I am in the middle of watching Safe Haven, but this past week has been so busy that I haven’t got around to finishing it. And even though the movie is set in the summer on beaches and in beautiful weather, it’s still one of Nicholas Spark’s masterpieces. Have you read any of his books? Add me on Goodreads, by the way, so we can discuss books together!
Dress from Forever21, H&M belt, leather pleated skirt from H&M
This is the outfit I wore today – simple yet stylish. I have owned this pleated leather skirt for about a year now and it is still one of my favorite skirts. It’s a more daring piece that can really spice up any simple tee. The top is actually a dress I simply tucked underneath the belt, and voilà, it was a muscle tee, my dear!
I really dig these boots! They are perfect for fall – small heel, comfy and all.
Like the outfit? Happy Fall, y’all!
Maxi skirts are my current favorite thing to wear! Here’s a look from the summer that’s fun and colorful. I tried to make the outfit look as polished as possible, by adding a hot pink belt and earrings that match the top. It’s a great way to make an outfit stand out.
I love maxi skirts with slits in the sides. It doesn’t close you up too much and you can still show legs! Mine have slits in both sides; fun yet classy. You can totally DIY a regular maxi skirt into something like this.
Claire’s feather earring, H&M sequin top, TOPSHOP belt, Zebra maxi skirt (bought in Italy)
What do you think of my look?
I am very excited to introduce my blog, which I have been putting a lot of energy into for the past week. I have tried to post a couple of blog posts before, yet I have never really been sure if it was my thing and if it was something that I wanted to go into 100%. Well, a lot has changed since then.
I am taking the chance and focusing all my spare time on getting this blog to fruition. Let’s see where it will go from here!
As a start-up, here are a couple of shots from my vacation to Malta this summer. I totally dig the H&M ombre top I wore. Reminds me of either the sunset or a Tequila Sunrise – Ha ha!
How I miss summer already! Oh well. Now it is time for fall, which is going to be just as exciting! I am thinking big scarfs, ankle boots and dark red colored lips.
Who is excited?