Lindex Lipstick Matt, shade PLUM (photos, swatches)

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I know there has been a hype surrounding matte liquid lipsticks, but I just can’t get on that wagon, I still prefer classic lipstick over liquid one. That’s why I purchased another matte lipstick today, but this time it’s my first lipstick (and product) from Lindex, well known Swedish brand. I wasn’t aware they had a make up range until I moved to Sweden, and the best thing is – their make up range is cruelty free with many vegan options, too!

Anyway, I don’t know if Lipstick Matt range is something new, but the samples I came across today were brand new so I suppose it might be (?). This range has only a few shades, I think it’s 7 of them, and I picked the darkest shade – PLUM.  I tried it on quickly today and I like it in general – highly pigmented, not patchy, applies easily and smoothly, gorgeous deep shade and it is matte but not super matte which means it won’t be drying (probably, but I’ll see about that in a few days). The only thing I definitely don’t like is the strong scent it has. I dislike scents in general, unless they are really gentle, but this one is that typical old lipstick scent, if you know what I mean. I guess it’s safe to say that this is a classic lipstick after all. :D

Anyway, here’s a quick swatch on my skin and lips.

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Ingredients: C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Octyldodecanol, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ozokerite, Ceresin, Polyethylene, Cera Microcristallina, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum, Geraniol, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citronellol, Hydroxycitronellal, (+/- Mica, Tin Oxide, CI 15850, CI 15985, CI 19140, CI45410, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77742, CI 77891)
Suitable for vegans? Yes
Where to buy? Lindex stores & online
Price? 75 SEK / ~8$

Vesna ♥

Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil (mini-review)

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It’s been two weeks since I started using Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil so I felt like it was time for a mini-review / first impressions post. First of all, let me start by saying that I discovered oils quite late, and by that I mean – last year. Not that I wasn’t aware of their existence, I just didn’t use them as a part of my skincare routine. Why? Well, I didn’t really think I needed them (wrong) , but after my first winter in Sweden I quickly realised how I definitely need at least one face oil to be part of my skin care routine. After some research, I purchased rosehip oil from trilogy, but since I wasn’t feeling it really, I decided to search a bit further and try the same oil but from another brand. That’s how I came across Pai.

It’s described as “The most concentrated Rosehip Oil on the market today, to improve skin firmness, elasticity and suppleness, and reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks, sun damage and fine lines. “
I wouldn’t know about stretch marks or sun damage since those aren’t my skin issues, but I can definitely say it does help when it comes to skin firmness, elasticity and scars. I had two scars recently and they really healed much quicker than they would otherwise. It usually takes a month for my scars to completely disappear / heal, but now they’re almost gone after only 2 weeks! That’s super fast if you ask me!

Additionally, I see a difference in improved skin firmness, elasticity and suppleness. Since it’s really cold right now and the air is super dry here, this oil makes a big difference for my skin. Without it, even though I have a good skincare regime, I could feel like my skin was still missing something. The very first time I applied it, I knew this was what was missing. It moisturises, nourishes and protects my skin more than great and I can’t imagine not applying it every day. Winter is definitely easier with this product by my side. ;)

This is one of those products which quickly becomes a holy grail product, and not for nothing. Since it’s suitable for all skin types, even sensitive ones, I’d urge you try it.  It has a light texture (considering it is an oil) which absorbs quickly, especially if you apply it onto lightly damp skin (that’s how I do). 3-4 drops are enough to cover your entire face. Also, as you can see on the photos, it is orange, but fear not, it won’t stain your skin or anything. Once it absorbs, any trace of it disappears.
The packaging is another thing I love about it – it comes in a frosted-glass bottle with a pipette – so simple, yet so nice. Important thing to remember: it needs to be stored in a cold and dark place.

Anyway, once I test it properly, I’ll come back with an update (late January or early February).

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Ingredients: Rosa Canina Seed Extract [CO2]*, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract [CO2]*, mixed Tocopherols.
Suitable for vegans? Yes
Where to buy? Here (free shipping)
Price? £22.00 / 30 ml

Vesna ♥

New In | Black Friday / Cyber Monday

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It’s that time of the year a.k.a. Black Friday / Cyber Monday sales and since it’s really hard to resist all the amazing deals, I tried to control myself at least. Let’s just pretend I was successful at that. :D

Here’s a few things I grabbed:

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in shade Ash Brown – this is one of those products I kept going back to, but couldn’t decide whether I should purchase it or not. Well, until now that it. I was worried about two things to be honest – that it would  look too harsh and / or it could be too warm for my brows. I decided to finally give it a go so we’ll see how will it work for me. I hope it will up to the hype surrounding it. ;)
  • The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Body Butter - this is my favourite product when it comes to taking care of my skin during winter – thicker in texture but not greasy, goes on smoothly, smells nice and, the most important thing, it nourishes my skin. I do have a few other lotions and body creams, but I find his body butter to be the best choice for my dry skin.
  • Sleek MakeUP Mini Matte Me Holiday Set – I haven’t tried Matte Me liquid lipsticks yet so this is a good way to try a few shades for the price of one (well, almost the price of one). This set contains four different shades – Rioja Red, Velvet Slipper, Birthday Suit and Old Hollywood. The only shade that isn’t my cup of the is Rioja Red and you can go to my Instagram account @frozenspringblog if you’d like to win it since I’m giving it away!

Beside these products, I placed an order with Rouge Bunny Rouge and I’m currently waiting on it to be shipped. I’m really excited about the products I ordered, but I’ll post about them once I receive them.

Did you get anything during this crazy weekend? :)

Vesna ♥

New In | Nabla Cosmetics (photos & swatches)

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After my first Nabla order back in August, I decided to place another order in October, and I’m still impressed with the fact that I received my order only two (2!) days after placing it (I placed my order on the 30th of Oct and it arrived on the 2nd of Nov)! Again, I ordered only eye shadows and to my surprise, I received two gifts with my order: one eye shadow and a small empty palette. Can’t complain about that! :D

 PRODUCTS:

  • Entropy (€6,50 / 2.5 g) – described as “mid-tone mauve with sand-tone base”
  • Interference – gift with purchase
  • Ground State (€6,50 / 2.5 g) – described as “hazelnut duochrome with mauve-lavender glare”; I don’t really see anything duochrome personally, I’d describe it as a nice lavender shade
  • Moonrise (€6,50 / 2.5 g) – described as “gunmetal with a hint of violet”
  • Zoe (€6,50 / 2.5 g) – lovely pale aqua green, I intend to use this shade as a highlighter
  • Circle (€6,50 / 2.5 g) – matte muted mauve shade; I’m pretty sure I have something similar from Rouge Bunny Rouge, but a bit lighter
  • Fahrenheit (€6,50 / 2.5 g) – not really my cup of tea usually, but I find this shade interesting for some reason so I gave it a go
  • Camelot (€6,50 / 2.5 g) – I can’t get enough of matte brown shades with cool undertones

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Here are my swatches!

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l-r: Entropy, Interference, Ground State, Moonrise

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l-r: Zoe, Circle, Fahrenheit, Camelot

 Vesna ♥