Highlights & Disappointments | September Edition

monthly favorites of september

Where does time go? I feel like I start all my monthly favorites panicking about how fast time flies but that’s literally how I feel. It’s October and this year is heading towards it’s end. I mean, we’re planning for christmas at work right now, and It’s just crazy to think that it’s almost that time of the year again. Okay, okay… let me not get too far ahead of myself. Christmas isn’t here yet but fall definitely is. Nature is changing and it truly is a beautiful time of the year. So what have I exactly been loving this past month? Let’s find out.

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Köpa Tarte, Hourglass, Charlotte Tilbury i Sverige

Shoppa Tarte Dose of Colors Colorpop Charlotte Tilbury Becca Hourglass i Sverige

Som svensk beauty nörd kan det ibland vara svårt att få tag på utländska märken som är väldigt populära på youtube och andra beauty forum, men som inte säljs i Sverige. På senare år har det dock faktiskt kommit fler och fler kända märken till oss här i Sverige, men vi är fortfarande ett väldigt litet land och många skönhetsmärken prioriterar inte alltid den svenska marknaden eftersom skönhetsmarknaden här är relativt liten. Som tur är bor vi inom EU och kan därför utnyttja att länder som England, som har en större marknad, även levererar (ibland med gratis frakt!) till oss här i Sverige.

Som Stockholmsbo är det ibland lätt att glömma att inte alla har tillgång till samma utbud som vi har i de större städerna som Stockholm, Göteborg och Malmö. Själv är man ju såpass bortskämd att man har Åhlens, Sephora, Kicks och Kiko Milano på 10 minuters gångavstånd.

Låt oss kika på vilka hemsidor där man kan köpa kända märken som Tarte, Hourglass, Tom Ford och Charlotte Tilbury bl.a. och få det fraktat hem till Sverige

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BEST OF 2016 | LIPS

TOM FORD | Lipsticks in ‘Sable Smoke’, ‘Pink Dusk’ & ‘Wild Ginger’
I bought these at Macy’s when I was in New York last summer. They have easily become my favorite lipsticks because of their creamy consistency and perfect shades. Do I think that they are worth the incredibly expensive price tag? No, they are not better quality than my YSL lipsticks or  my Mac lipsticks, but the colors are perfect and right up my alley. I love moisturizing lipsticks like YSL and Tom Ford. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Mac lipsticks, but even their moisturizing formula dry my lips out. Sable smoke is my favorite of them all, but Wild Ginger is gorgeous on tan skin in the summer. It was my go to lip color when I was on my vacation i Brazil.

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HOW I PREP MY LIPS FOR LIQUID LIPSTICK

LIPPREP

I don’t think it has gone unnoticed that liquid lipsticks are hot as fire at the moment. It seems like everyone is coming out with them. I get the whole idea behind them, I mean, who doesn’t want a lipstick that will last you for hours with out reapplying? But as with normal lipsticks, the longer they stay on your lips, the drier the formula. So if you have as dry lips as I do, you can’t just pop on a liquid lipstick without some serious prepping first.

STEP 1: I start out with scrubbing my lips. I try to remember to scrub my lips every night, but let’s get real, sometimes you’re just so eye shattering tired you can’t be bothered with anything. Oh… and then there are those times when you just plain forget, for me, those times are pretty much every day. If I’m honest, I maybe scrub my lips 1-2 times a week. So usually I incorporate scrubbing my lips to my morning routine when I know I want to wear a liquid lipstick that day. Any lip scrub will do, I use the Lush lip scrub in ‘Bubblegum’ just because it smells (tastes) so damn good.

STEP 2: Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize! I can’t stress this enough. If you have really dry lips like me, your lips will take a serious beating using liquid lipstick. The reason why I’ve been so late to try the hype of liquid lipsticks is because I absolutely HATE the feeling of dry lips. It makes me self-conscious and usually when I feel self-conscious, I don’t feel confident and it shows. We don’t want none of that, because let’s be honest,  It’s the worst feeling ever (makeup wise). That feeling when you thought you looked bomb, discovered that you didn’t because somehow throughout the day  your makeup started to look a mess, and it feels like everyone can see it and are staring at you. Long story short, moisturize, ok?

Do you have a routine for wearing liquid lipsticks? 

NEW IN

NEWINMARCH

URBAN DECAY | All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray // VERA MONA | Color Switch – Solo // DOSE OF COLORS | Liquid Lipsticks – Coral Crush, Pinky Promise & Truffle // ORIGINS | High Potency Night-A-Mins Mineral Enriched Renewal Cream // SIGMA | F 77 Chisel & Trim Contour Brush // URBAN DECAY | Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush – Fetish // PIXI | Glow Tonic

Mama’s got some brand new toys to play with.