I’m probably currently in a plane or something making my way to LA, but I thought I would share this makeup video with you guys anyways so I’m actually writing this “last night”, haha. It’s my natural look, and I’ll also show you my all time fav product! Enjoy, and remember to subscribe to my channel here!
Some photos from today! I had a long conversation with mom, sometimes you need that – especially when you spend a lot of time away from each other and you haven’t talked about the important things as much as you used to just because of other silly things. It’s always important to take care of and value those closest and most dear to you! So important ❤ I’m very happy and grateful I’m so close to my mom, it really means everything to me.
We went out to eat one last time before I leave on Tuesday. I love days like this – being able to take time to get ready, and just have nice things planned.
I’m quite tired right now, but I’m actually gonna have a coffee and then go gym! I’ll probably have it mostly to myself on a Friday evening and I always prefer working out with less people. So lets goooo!
When your bf is your personal photographer😍 Also I love his jacket! Must say I’m pretty good at buying gifts (even though I didn’t like it when he first showed me).
Right now I’m actually in the car. Me and my mom started our roadtrip some time ago and we still have a lot of hours left. It takes about 10-11 hours to get to where we’re going by car. Not too bad when you have pillows, food, snacks, and music. I’m also gonna continue to write on a blogpost I started yesterday. Hope everyone’s good ❤️ Remember to watch my new YouTube video!
Now I’m sitting here with my coffee and popcorn trying to get some research done for Los Angeles. First time I’m there it will be for two months and those weeks will FLY by, I mean almost two whole years in London is gone already and that’s crazy to me. I don’t even understand it.
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about these things, how we don’t even realize or think about how a year just flies by, and another, and another… And then I get stressed out and sad and worried – which is stupid. You can’t control time, but you can control how you spend the time you’re given, and who you spend it with. No one should spend their time worrying or thinking too much about what’s bound to happen anyways, you can’t control the fact that you’re going to die or the fact that the years will go by regardless. I know these things, but some times you can’t help thinking.
So yeah, I will for sure make the best out of those two months (and do my best for all these other days as well!), but that takes planning – so I’m trying to do that for the most of my LA trip. Might be a bit difficult as I’ve never been there, and I can’t plan for the possible opportunities or experiences of course – but it’s better to have some plans rather than nothing!
Here’s some pics from yesterday when I had the best coffee I’ve had in ages! And a nice catch up with my mom like we always have ❤
You have probably never seen me in red lipstick, maybe for shoots and in photos – but in reality I never wear it. Except for yesterday. I do kind of like it, as long as I wear it the right way.
I think it just looks too much if I have a lot of eye makeup going on as well, so I would choose to have a very natural eyeshadow and some fake lashes that’s not too much. Sometimes I think eyeliner can be nice, but only if it’s very thin and simple. Might be difficult to get that look at times.
For the rest of the makeup I don’t like blush or too much bronzer to go with red lipstick.
My best tip would basically be to let the lips stand out and keep everything else a bit more simple than normally.
On my face I wore foundation, a bit of bronzer and highlighter – plus the red lipstick. I also added some freckles to make the whole look a bit different, and in a way it made it more “natural” as well. I also used brow pencil, natural eyeshadow mixing purple brown and bit of an orange colour, and fake lashes.
Simple and natural! I have used the normal base I always do, then as highlighters – Inglot and The Balm. For eyeshadow I have used the liquid lingerie eye tint from NYX which I love, adding some highlighter and bronzed eyeshadow. Love the bronzed look, but even more when it’s natural like this!
Atm I’m trying to get my Mac charger to work which is not happening and making me so annoyed!! 😦
Trying to get videos up and stuff so hopefully it will work or I’ll have to buy a new one. Let me know if there is any type of videos you would like to see!
So after I moved to London I started getting more interested in makeup, watching a lot of YouTube videos and I also started working at Kiko and with a makeup agency.
I tried a lot of different products, and found out which ones I like and which ones that wasn’t worth buying. I thought I’d share that with you guys as I do get a lot of questions about my makeup and what products I use.
Make Up Products – DON’T BUY
Revolution – Matte Lip Kit
So I hadn’t actually heard of this brand before. I bought it the other day and got both a lip liner and liquid lipstick in the package. Little did I know then that the entire lipliner would basically break the second I put it on my lips, and for every time I tried to sharpen it the only thing that happened was that it kept falling off. I liked the colour of the liquid lipstick – reign, but it gets too dry and keeps coming off your lips. Not a very nice look. It’s cheap and that’s it.
Sleek Liquid Eyeliner
I needed an eyeliner asap one time and went to buy the first one I saw. Not a good decision. First of all it is too liquid and will drip, as well as the liner being way too thick and it ends up not giving you an even line without having to fix it with concealer after.
So the funny thing is I used to like this, and also usually got a lot of compliments – but now that I have tried others I realise how greasy it is. It ends up giving you too much shine and might make you look oily and sweaty at times. The products I would recommend from Kiko is the radiant powder, liquid lipsticks and few of the lip liners.
Make Up Products – BUY
My number one recommendation – Max Factor Foundation All Day Flawless 3 in 1.
I have always ended up going back to this one for years after trying so many different ones, both cheap and more expensive foundations. I love the coverage and how light it still feels on my skin. It stays on the entire day (and night), gives an even colour and looks very natural on the skin despite how good the coverage is. Never have I experienced getting bad skin from it either. Try it out!
Sleek – Matte Me lip cream and eyebrow pencil!
So even though sleek might not have the best liquid eyeliner, they do have something! The Matte Me lip cream is like the first thing I bought when I moved to London and I always get so many compliments when wearing it. I know a lot of people have bought it after seeing it on me and me recommending it to them. It stays on for hours and doesn’t smudge. The only thing is it might get a bit too dry and after a long day or after eating/drinking without topping up parts of it fall off making it look like you are wearing a thick lipliner, haha. But if you top up it’s no problem. And then their eyebrow pencil! I have also tried a lot of different eyebrow pencils, but I love how simple it is and how easy it is to apply.
NYX Concealer Full Coverage
I use this in the lightest colour, and I think it blends in perfectly with the foundation I use (Max Factor). Some might think it’s too creamy and thick, but it always depends on your skin and what other products you use. I would not recommend it if you have a lot of eye wrinkles as it might make it look worse because of the creamy and thickness of it. I think it comes on perfectly when using a sponge to dab it on the areas you want it after putting on your foundation.
Last and cheapest – but so good – Primark Lip Pencils.
These are like 1 pound, but I think it might be the product I get the most compliments on. It’s perfectly creamy, not too dry and not too liquid – stays on for long and there’s a lot of nice colours to choose from. Try it out!