New In | July

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Another month, another new in post! Even though, to be precise, these products are part of my June haul since I purchased these products in June (sale game here in Sweden is really serious, especially after their biggest holiday – Midsummer!). Anyway, I chose to publish them in July since I did get them at the end of the previous month and, hopefully, I won’t be buying anything in July so I can consider this as my July haul. ;)

Let me start with my new gadget – Foreo LUNA mini 2! I was really looking forward to it and I hope it will be worth the price and the hype! My experience with purchasing from their website wasn’t the best one, but their customer service is really excellent and we solved my issue very quickly!

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I was debating with myself whether I’ll go to The Body Shop or if I’ll just skip it altogether, but I ended up checking out what’s on sale and I ended up getting these four shower gels! For some reason, I had only one showering product (the one from Ritual’s Sakura collection) so it wasn’t a bad decision to get these since I had some extra discount so I got these four for the price of one (the regular price)! That was a good deal, I must say! :) I got Papaya, Raspberry, Blueberry and Passion fruit shower gels.

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My next product is from Rituals – another Sakura product in my collection! This collection is SO amazing that I keep collecting products from it! I will let you know what I think of this collection next week, just until I test my products a tiny bit longer. :)

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I’m not really attracted to Lumene products usually, but I ended up getting three products – Bright Touch Refreshing Cleanser (which I use with my LUNA mini 2), Soft Touch Hydrating Cleanser (I planned to use this one with my LUNA mini 2, but figured too late that I picked the wrong type of product since this one is applied to dry skin and not wet, which is what I was looking for so I went back for the refreshing cleanser and I’ll give this one to my friend), Vitamin C Day Cream (I really did need a new day cream so I decided to try this one since a friend of mine tried the one with the SPF in it and said it was a good one; I didn’t get the one with the SPF since I have a separate cream for that – mine SPF crema is from John Masters Organic).

Anyway, I’ve been using these products shortly, but I will give you an update on how they worked out for me. So far, so good. :)

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Nail polishes ♥

After a long, long time of checking which shades to get, I finally got some Zoya nail polishes and, to be honest, I got them just because they were on sale. :D Their regular price is really high and this is the first time I caught them on sale and I’m really glad for that! Their regular price is 150 SEK (around 17$) and right now many shades are on sale for (only) 50 SEK (6$).If you’re in Sweden (or some other Nordic countries, I think they ship only to this area), you can get them HERE. Shipping for 4 nail polishes was 39 SEK and they arrived two days after I placed my order.

Shades I got are (clockwise): Racquel, Demi (not what I expected, I thought this was a cream shade?), Sam and Miley (on my nails right now! gorgeous!).

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And, like Zoya nail polishes weren’t enough, Åhlens had some Ciate shades on sale, they were 50% off and I ended with three shades (l-r): fool for tulle, white heat, burlesque. I think I’m done with buying nail polishes for a few months! :D

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What did you get recently? Is something from my latest haul on your wish list, maybe? :)

Vesna ♥

IsaDora Face Sculptor Strobing Review, Photos, Swatches

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Recently IsaDora launched a new collection which contains some strobing products and after seeing some photos I decided to get the Face Sculptor Strobing highlighter. The main reason I purchased it is the fact that it comes in two combination of shades: Cool Glow and Warm Cool. I ended up getting the shade Cool Glow since I have cool undertones and I liked how this product contains three different shades for each undertone.

The packaging is really good, doesn’t take up much space and I like how all shades come in separate pans which means you could easily depot them. The pans itself contain quite a decent amount of product – 6 grams/each which means you get 18 grams of product for 200 SEK (22$). Unfortunately, that’s everything I like about this product.

I purchased it without trying it first (it just arrived to the store so they didn’t have some testers), but since I like IsaDora’s products I figured I would like this one, too. Well, I was wrong. The formula is kinda rough, if that would be the right word to use. I mean, compared to their eye shadows, which have an amazing buttery formula, this one is nowhere near it which is a real shame because this product had so much potential. And since the formula isn’t smooth and nice, it doesn’t look nice and smooth on skin either. It looks like I applied it by mistake or haven’t blended it out nicely and it emphasizes EVERYTHING, even something that isn’t there, LOL! I tried using different brushes and my fingers, but no help there. I guess I’ll simply use it around my eye area which is fine, but that wasn’t what I planned (and I wouldn’t get it only to use around my eye area since I have enough eye shadows which I use for that purpose).

I think I might try out the liquid strobing products instead. Those might work better for me. Hopefully. :)

Anyway, here are a few more photos and swatches!

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Have you seen this product in stores? Tried it maybe? :)

Vesna ♥

Favourites | Neutral Eyeshadows

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In my upcoming posts I’ll be sharing some of my all time favourite beauty products, and my first post is about my favourite neutral eyeshadows. ♥

As you can see, it’s only four of them and their names are:

  • Inglot 467DS – perfect shade to apply to inner corners or as brow bone highlighter, contains teeny tiny particles
  • Inglot 390M – the perfect all-over-the-eyelid base shade which I always use as my first shade to cover my eyelids so I could have that nice, even base (matte)
  • Inglot 360M – my favourite shade to apply to the crease, perfect for those who would like to wear eye makeup but not something too visible (matte)
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Blackpepper Jay – my first matte eyeshadow from RBR and by far my favourite one ♥ I often use only this eyeshadow for everything I can think of since it’s highly blendable and it can be used as the perfect smokey eyeshadow, but as well as a base eyeshadow, too. 

Once I swatched these eyeshadows I noticed how much they remind me of Urban Decay Naked2 Basics so I posted swatches of that palette below so you can compare them. :)

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l-r: Inglot 467DS, Inglot 390M, Inlot 360M, Rouge Bunny Rouge Blackpepper Jay

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Urban Decay Naked2 Basics

If you would like to recommend some neutral eyeshadows, feel free to do so. Please just keep in mind that I buy only cruelty free products. :)

Thank you for stopping by!

Vesna ♥

New In: Second Hand Edition

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I’m sure you know by now how much I love second hand shops here in Stockholm and that I often visit them because you never know what you could find. Here’s another post with some items I picked up a few weeks ago, but didn’t show them to you.

I try to buy only those things that I really like and before I buy something I try to imagine how would I use that item (would I use it in my kitchen? would I use it as a jewelry/makeup holder? would I use it as a decoration? and so on). I don’t buy things just to look pretty, I prefer to buy items that look pretty AND that actually have a purpose.

My recent purchase includes mostly English fine china which is indeed gorgeous and not to mention really cheap in many second hand shops! Not sure why is it so cheap, but I won’t complain!

Here’s what I got:

  • black bowl, unknown brand (I keep it on my dining table, it contains different tea sorts)
  • Wedgwood Clementine Trinket Pin Dish (jewelry holder)
  • Wedgwood Mirabelle Murray Powder Bowl (haven’t decided yet if it will be a jewelry holder or a makeup holder)
  • The Birds of the Hedgerow by A.J. Heritage (jewelry holder)
  • Royal Swan Historic Castles Cup & Saucer Set

All in all, I’m more than happy with my finds! ♥

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Wedgwood Clementine Trinket Pin Dish (top), Wedgwood Mirabelle Murray Powder Bowl (bottom left), The Birds of the Hedgerow by A.J. Heritage (bottom right)

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Royal Swan Historic Castles Cup & Saucer Set

Thank you for stopping by!

Vesna ♥

Jane’s Doodles Release Blog Hop: Simon

Welcome to another Jane’s Doodles Blog Hop stamp release! I’m happy to show you a new stamp set made by Jane and even though summer still hasn’t arrived to Sweden (well, there are some hints of summer, but far from the real summer), I’m glad this set is all summer-y, as it should be at this time of the year!

This set is called Simon and you can get it HERE! ♥

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I made two clean and simple cards for this blog hop. The first one is all about Simon as you can see, and the special thing about him is that he’s rocking the latest trend with glitter beards! :D ♥ I really love how Simon looks with glitter all over his face! :)
My second card is simple as well, and maybe I could’ve add something more to it, but I’m satisfied how it turned out (plus, I’ll have plenty of time to experiment with this set in the future!). This one is a simple ‘thank you’ card or something like that, perfect for any occasion, I would say. :)

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As always, Jane is having a giveaway – you can win a stamp set of your choice! To get a chance for that please leave a comment HERE!

Additionally, Jane’s Doodles is having 20% off on all stamps! If you wanna get your hands on some awesome stamps, including Simon, click HERE!

Thanks for stopping by and happy blog hopping!

Vesna ♥