Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Earthy Tones vs. Aztec

Hello my lovelies!

How are you all today? ♥

My week has started so well, work has been challenging yet rewarding. I'm actually heading to bed in minutes, but I had to come here and post a little something for you. I'm so happy I've almost gotten into the posting rhythm I want to have here in the blog, so let's keep this up, shall we?

Today I wanted share another nail art post with you. I hope you guys like these!

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First up is this kinda earthy and neutral design featuring some stamping action, which I should train a heck of a lot more.

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The polishes I used were Choo-Choo Choose You and Loco-Motive by China Glaze, dark red stamping polish by Konad and metallic studs from Born Pretty Store.

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I enjoyed wearing these unusual colors on my nails, and I must say that the metallic base (Choo-Choo Choose You) is so hard to photograph. It looks blue in the bottle, but goes all sorts of colors on nails. Like red and green (the glare, not the entire polish though). Interesting shade altogether, and very fun to wear.

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The other mani is my attempt on painting a freehand Aztec print once again. I'm pretty happy about the result, although I must admit I could use even more practice on the straight lines.

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I personally loved the color combo here, the purple and light blue look so nice together, and  think Aztec print suits well on the color scheme.

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The polishes I used are Grape Pop, Sweet Hook, Capacity To See Beyond and White On White, all by China Glaze. For gradient base I used sponge, and for the details I had a thin nail art brush and a dotting tool.

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So these are my little creations for you today, I'm really hoping you liked them even half as much as I do. (And I'm my hardest critic.) 

Let me know what you think about these designs in the comments below!

I need to go catch some sleep now, because tomorrow is a sports day and I need a well-rested body to get through my workout. If you'd be interested in my (very casual) workout routine, let me know so I can make a post about that. I'll be back very soon, but in the meantime you can find me on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook if you want to see things that don't make it into the blog. 

Have a fabulous week darlings ♥ 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Sunny As Hawaiian Tropic

Hello darlings!

How are you all today? ♥

I've had an amazing weekend with my man, and I'm pretty excited to start the work week tomorrow again. I enjoy my internship quite a lot, so getting up early feels all worth it and more. I hope and believe this feeling will stay until the end because the place I work in is simply amazing and the people are so supportive.

And talking about support, today I'm going to talk about how you can support your skin this summer.

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I got these Hawaiian Tropic products sent to me by Reddville to test out and possibly post about. I think it's amazing to get to try these out, since I've used their products last summer, and loved them then. Now, there are some new ones out, and I'm pretty excited to wear them now that days are getting sunny.

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Golden Tint Protective Lotion (SPF 15)

First of the products is Golden Tint Protective Lotion, which is this year's newbie. It gives you a cute golden tint while also protects your skin from the sun with SPF 15. I actually tested this out on my skin (see the pic below), and while I saw a slight difference in real life, I don't think my camera quite captured it. This product smells amazing and will surely be my go-to soon, when I wanna be out in the sun more.

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Shimmer Effect Protective Lotion (SPF 25)

This one is also pretty adorable, as it truly gives this little sparkle for your skin. I think this would be perfect with little tan, as it would make your skin glow, while again protecting it from the sun. It has SPF 25, so with this you can be pretty calm in the sun.

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Protective Dry Spray Oil (SPF 10)

This one is already my friend as I used this last summer. I think this is great for the days it's not too sunny, and when you try to get some tan on you. It feels great on the skin, smells amazing and actually works pretty well on the sun. It smells s much like coconuts and is an absolute pleasure to use. I'm so happy I got this, as I would've went and bought it for the beach anyway. I love this product and can actually recommend based on my experience with it.

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Silk Hydration Face Lotion (SPF 30)

Last but not least, this face lotion that is designed to take care of the delicate skin on your face. I love how pretty this looks in the bottle, it reminds me of ice cream or frozen yogurt. This feels very nice on the skin, and once again I love the smell of it. I love the fact this one can be worn under makeup, so I can properly protect my face from the sun while still rocking a look I want without a worry. I will be trying this one out properly very soon, but so far it seems very promising.

As a super pale person, I love that these products all have the protection against both UVA and UVB and they're also tested to be good even for sensitive skin (and allergic people). They are also waterproof up to 80 mins, which is pretty great if you like hang out on a beach or by the pool. The products with SPF 15 or higher have also the recommendation from the Skin Care Foundation, which to me sounds very assuring.

Have you tried out Hawaiian Tropic before? What did you think about it?

Now, I need to go catch some sleep, but I will be back soon with another new post. In the meantime, you can follow me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook to keep up with the latest little things in my life.

Have a sunny start for your week! ♥

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Neutral Look

Hello my lovelies!

How are you all today? ♥

I hope you are having a lovely Friday and that you have a nice weekend planned. I think I may be taking things easy and I will concentrate on reading for an revision exam, which will take place on Monday. So, pretty uneventful weekend for me, but at least it's the weekend of Monaco GP so I can have a dose of motorsports if nothing else.

Today, I'm sharing a look from last month that is actually photographed by my mom instead of my hubby-to-be. And I think we did a decent job with her on this. Love you mom!

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Vest: Cubus Jacket: secondhand Jeans: Gina Tricot Knit: Boohoo Booties: SpiritStore Scarf: secondhand Bag: Mango Bracelets: Gina Tricot, DIY, KappAhl, Born Pretty Store (c/o) Necklaces: Born Pretty Store (c/o), Gina Tricot

Playing with neutral shades again. I've gotten more into the whole neutral scheme lately, although nothing beats the classic of all classics, black. Which is why I wore lot of black here as well. I also think I brought my rock vibe into this look pretty nicely with the skulls and all, so this outfit was very me even if it's a bit more girly in color.

What do you guys think about this look? Let me know in the comments!

Now, I will go hit the bed as I finally get to sleep next to my man after a long week of not even seeing him. I missed him so much and hope that tonight I will sleep better than in all week. Call me over-attached, but I don't know how to sleep well without him beside me. (I know, that's pretty lame.) I will be back tomorrow with some pretty exciting summer product testing, so stay tuned for that!

Have a lovely weekend ♥