tisdag 2 maj 2017

In my shower

While I have strayed a bit ingredient-wise in my makeup buying, my skin and hair care will probably always stay more or less green, since that's just what works the absolute best for my skin and hair. And don't even get me started on my poor scalp when I had a short lapse a while back and used shampoo with SLS, ugh. It was flake city.

However, now that my hair is short (yes, I went back to the pixie!) and not bleached to a gummy mess, I can use my absolute favourite shampoo and conditioner again without my wallet being stabbed repeatedly in the gut. John Masters Organics, my loves, my darlings. While I think the bottle of shampoo could be a bit longer lasting for something of that kind of price, the conditioner will last for-freaking-ever.

I have a small bottle of Bloom Remedies' Daily Cream Cleanser* in my shower just to use it up, basically. It didn't work very well for me to use in the evening, and I don't really cleanse my face other than with some toner on a cotton pad in the morning. But it's quite nice to keep in the shower if I ever want to cleanse my face a little bit more. It smells as lovely as all Bloom Remedies products ever, obviously. I feel like when it comes to scents they just get me, you know?

The star of the show: Pep Noir Bath and Shower Therapy from Bodhi and Birch. I get a bit teary-eyed just thinking about it. The greatest scent in the whole wide world that I just never seem to get tired of. I rarely put on any other perfume on the days I've used this, I just want to walk around smelling of this all day. Also, this bottle has lasted me for absolutely ages! I kid you not, I opened this in October 2015, and I am JUST NOW running out of it. I mean. If that isn't value for money I don't know what is.

*Products marked with an asterisk indicates PR samples. 


måndag 24 oktober 2016

My first Colourpop order

I feel like a person's first Colourpop order is one of those pivotal moments in one's life that need to be documented. So here we go!

Of course I went straight for the matte liquid lipsticks. The blue one I ordered by mistake (no, honestly) but I can't say I regret having it now. Swatches are from left to right: Jellies, Are & Be, Kapow and Avenue. You can see me wearing  Kapow here and Avenue here and here.

I got a three Lippie Stix in different formulas as well. Swatches are from left to right Nevermind (Matte), Trust Me (Matte X) and Leather (Matte). You can see me wearing Nevermind here.


söndag 23 oktober 2016

Maria Åkerberg Papaya Peeling

Winter is coming. (I've never actually seen Game of Thrones but that is something they say there, right?) And with winter comes lovely cold weather and horrible dry skin, at least for me.

Enter Maria Åkerberg's Papaya Peeling. Other peelings and exfoliators I've tried have been okay, but not scrubbing away nearly enough. This baby, however, is basically very fine sandpaper in a tube. I. Love. It. It smells lovely and fruity (here I could make a joke about how those words also describe me but come on, let's keep some level of class on this blog) and the grains dissolve with a little bit of water. It's like magic.

Maria Åkerberg is sold in many skincare salons in Sweden and also here.

This post contains no PR samples.

måndag 29 augusti 2016

Recent empties

I've been hoarding empties for quite some time, so here we go with a good old empties post!

John Masters Organics Lavender Rosemary Shampoo: I love everything about this shampoo but, since I started bleaching my hair I have to use much more shampoo than I used to before, so this just becomes a habit too expensive for me to keep. Curently looking for other shampoos, so let me know if you've got any recommendations!

Heritage Store Rosewater: This is a staple. Definite repurchase.

Living Nature Gentle Makeup Remover*: This was a gift from Botanical Brands at last year's Gorgeously Green Gathering. I was sceptical at first but I now completely rely on this for days when I'm super lazy or days when I'm just wearing a bit of mascara and don't want to wash my entire face. Will repurchase.

George's Aloe Spray Mister: Another staple, another definite repurchase.

The Rose Tree Carrot & Mango Cleansing Butter: Thoroughly enjoyed using this, and I think I've done a review of this before. I'm currently trying out another oil cleanser but this could be a repurchase in the future.

Bloom Remedies Serenity Slumber Body Oil*: Okay, this is about two years old by now so it's about time it ended up in an empties post. I love the scent of this but I think I prefer it in their Pulse Piont Roll-on or Pillow Mist. Will probably not repurchase.

Herbfarmacy Pure Hydration Serum: You'll know by now how much I love this, however, I just cannot afford to spend the money on this, so I've forced my skin into working with another skincare routine. I still miss it, though (Yes, I'm getting emotional over moisturiser). However much it hurts, I probably will not repurchase.

Myroo Starflower & Orange Facial Serum*: LOVE IT. Will repurchase once I've used up a few more of the too many face oils I own right now.

Bodhi & Birch Rosa Rosa Cleanser and Moisturiser Samples*: Ah, Rosa Rosa, how happy you make me. I might want to repurchase the cleanser soon, however I think I've moved away from moisturisers to another moisturising routine for now.

Bodhi & Birch Desert Rose Face Oil Sample*: Bought a full size before I had even run out of this sample.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: I had to try it to see what the hype was about. Yes, it was good. Very good, actually. But I still think I'll stick to my Avril Mascara, which is about a third of the price and also very good.

Hurraw Lip Balms in grapefruit and vanilla: I always have a couple of these strewn in handbags and bedside tables. I think of these two flavours I preferred vanilla, although my current favourite is the mint.

* The asterisk indicates PR samples.


måndag 15 augusti 2016

Decorating with things I love

The wall above my sofa has been bare in the three and a half years I've spent in this flat. Today I finally got around to putting up this shelf that's been sitting in my storage room for ages (thanks dad for helping me drill into the concrete wall).

It has hit me lately that, little gold pineapple aside, I hardly have any "traditional" decorations in my home. By traditional I mean little bric-a-bracs that you buy in an interior decoration shop. All the decorative items I own are in one way or another representative of my interests.

Two books by favourite authors, my mum's ABBA record which she graciously let me borrow, a storm trooper helmet, a cross stitch with a Shakespeare quote and a mini Tenth Doctor funko pop. All items that I had put on the within ten minutes of it being hanged. Items that reflect me. Items that make me happy. Items that make me feel at home.


tisdag 7 juni 2016

Bodhi & Birch Botanic Dew Hand & Body Wash

Bodhi & Birch released their Botanic Dew Hand & Body Wash* a few weeks ago, and they sent me one in the mail to try out!

The packaging is similar to the Bath & Shower Therapies, only in a lighter bottle. From a layman's point of view the formula is also very similar. It's also super kind to the skin and I have had no problem with dry hands from using this several times a day. However, let's talk about the scent which, let's be real, is what we all want to know about. 

At first, it smells a lot like the Mint Thé products, but after a few seconds the mint gives way to a softer, more herbal-y scent. It stays on your hands and body for a while and is really fresh and light. I am a fan!

This has definitely earned its place on my sink, however, at £16 for 200 ml, I think this will have to be an occasional splurge for me, that is, if Alice & White will start stocking it.

*Indicates PR sample.

onsdag 27 april 2016

Neve Cosmetics Elegantissimi Palette - 2 looks

I bought this beautiful palette by Neve Cosmetics a while ago, and I've basically been using only this since then. Although I feel a little bit guilty towards my loose eyeshadows, this is just too good to not use all the time for all the neutral looks I've wanted to do lately.

I've been doing this really light look for a quick daytime makeup.

And in this look, I've used the same shadows as above and added a little extra for a more defined, smokey outcome.

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