NAILS INC | WESTBOURNE PARK ROAD

So I found this nailpolish yesterday when I went to Sephora to get a new cleanser (you'll see which one pretty soon). I just completely fell in love with the color right away and I just knew I had to have it. I've been looking for a color like this for so long, but I've always found the colors to be too dark och too bright. But this one, this one is perfect.
 
I found the packaging to be cute and modern, the applicator is wide just the way I like them and the color isn't sheer och runny like with some brands. This is actually my first nailpolish from this brand and it probably wont be my last because they had some pretty awesome colors. The price range is exactly in the middle between OPI and Essie. This cost me 145 SEK, which is an okay price, at least for me. 
Yes, this is the prefect everyday shade for when you're tired of your pinks and nudes. I have to say that this color and the Essie "Merino Cool" have fast become my favorites this year. 
 
What's your favorite nailpolish shade?

BECCA SHIMMERING SKIN PERFECTOR IN OPAL | REVIEW + SWATCHES

So, I finally gave in and purchased this beauty. They don't sell Becca Cosmetics here in Sweden, yet. Heard through the grapevine though that Sephora here in Sweden could be stocking their products with start late 2016. Which would be amazing because I've been dying to try their "Backlight Priming Filter". I bought the highlighter from Cult Beauty, which is a UK based online store with a lot of exclusive products, they are for example the only european resellers of the Huda Beauty lashes. 
 
I got an e-mail from them saying that Opal and the Laura Geller Gelato Swirl Illuminator in "Gilded Honey" were back in stock, and I just new that I had to order them ASAP. So you can expect a review of the Laura Geller highlighter in the near future as well.
 
Price: This beauty cost me 30 GPB, and for my swedish readers that's about 375 SEK. This is by far my most expensive highlighter, but it has quickly become my favorite, so I don't regret buying it for one second. I've been using it everyday since I got it.
 
Packaging: I like the packaging, it pretty and easy to open. However, it doesn't look very exclusive. Looking at it you probably wouldn't guess that it's as expensive as it is. But I can't really complain because it's functional except for the rubbery brown material. It's the type of material that will attract dirt and that's hard to wipe off. If you own NARS products you know what I'm talking about because it's made of the same rubbery material. Also, since the pressed products is so sensitive, it will actually break easily if you drop the compact, so... don't drop it. Also the packaging is pretty sleek. It's not as bulky as my MAC Mineralize Skinfinishes or my Bobbi Brown Shimmer brick, but it's a bit bigger than my Mary-Lou Manizer. But the packaging is easier to open because I honestly sometimes struggle with opening the Mary-Lou Manizer.
Color/Pigmentation: This highlighter is a golden, medium champagne color. It's sounds a bit like the Mary-Lou Manizer by The Balm, but this one is actually darker and it has a more wet finish. So the Mary-Lou Manizer will light your face up more that this one will, but this will look way more natural. The pigmentation is really great, so a little will go a really long way with this, so apply it with a very light hand.
 
Longevity: The lasting power of this highlighter is great. It lasts me easily 8 hrs without fading and looking patchy.
 
Texture: This highlighter has a very creamy/buttery texture. It's very finely milled, so like I said before, be careful not to drop the compact because it will break very easily. When it comes to the texture on your face, be careful not to apply to much product because just like any other highlighter when applied to heavily, it will highlight bumps and pores on your face.
Pros:
+ Natural wet looking finish
+ Great lasting power
+ Great pigmentation
+ Sleek packaging
 
Cons:
- Expensive
- Product will easily break if the compact is dropped on the floor (so be careful when travelling with this)
- Packaging is made with a rubbery material that easily gets dirty and is hard to clean (think NARS)
 
All in all?
I'm absolutely in love with this highlighter. Yes, it hurt my wallet. But my face looks bomb and that's the point isn't it? Haha, well I'll probably won't buying any more highlighters anytime soon. My Mary-Lou Manizer will have to stand back for this beauty because it's the only highlighter I reach for at the moment. If you can afford it, get it! You won't regret it.

CHRISTMAS MAKEUP 2015

 
So as this is my first #motd post (makeup of the day) please bare with me. I know these pictures aren't the best, and I haven't really mastered how to pose for the eye makeup to show up well. This eye makeup was actually greener and more shimmery IRL. I unfortunately didn't have the time to take pictures of it while it was still light outside because I was in a hurry so these pics were taken when I got home last night at around 10/11 pm. 
Anyways, here are the makeup deets:
 
FACE:
Primer: Nivea Men Sensitive After Shave Balm (I'm testing Nikkietutorials tip on this)
Foundation: Make up Forever Ultra HD Foundation in the shade Y315
Concealer: MAC PRO Longwear Concealer in NC35
Face Powder: Laura Mercier Loose Powder in "Translucent"
Contour: Kat Von D "Shade & Light Palette"
Bronzer: MAC "Give Me Sun"
Blush: Make Up Store "Complex"
Highlighters: Laura Geller "Gilded Honey" & Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in "Opal"
Finishing Spray: MAC Fix +
 
EYES:
Primer: MAC "Soft Ochre" Paint Pot & Morphe Brushes 35 O palette eyeshadow similar to my skin color
Crease color: "Morocco" from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler palette
Lid Colors: "Espresso" & "Black" from The Lorac PRO Palette, MAC "Tonights The Night" Colourdrenched Pigment, KIKO Milano Water Eyeshadow in "212 Emerald Green"
Eyeliner: MAC Fluidline in "Blacktrack"
Mascara: Benefit "They're Real
Lashes: House of Lashes "Iconic"
 
EYEBROWS:
Brow Gel: Lumene "Blueberry Eyebrow Fixing Gel"
Brow Color: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in "Dark Brown"
Highlight: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in "Opal"
 
LIPS:
Lip liner: MAC "Boldly Bare"
Lipgloss: Urban Decay "Naked" (came with the Naked2 Palette)
 
Jesus, it's only when you list products this way that you realize how much you actually apply to your face...Oh well, at least I enjoy it. 
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