Saturday, December 31, 2011

Favorite Products of 2011

Instead of doing a December favorites post, I thought I would share my favorite products of 2011. I have quite a few products to share with you, everything from eyes, lips and face products to perfumes and a nail product that i have been loving a lot :)

I hope you enjoy my post and if you have done a favorite products of 2011 post or even a December favorites post, please feel free to post your link in the comments below, I would love to read it :)

♥ The Naked Palette from Urban Decay.

This is probably the most used eyeshadow palette that I own along with the Alice in Wonderland Book Of Shadows by Urban Decay. I absolutely love this palette, it has all the eyeshadows you need to create beautiful neutral makeup looks. I definitely recommend that you try out this palette if you haven't already, I know you will love it as much as I do :)

♥ The F80 and E25 brush by Sigma Beauty.

These brushes are my all time favorite makeup brushes. I use the F80 everyday to apply my liquid foundation, its perfect and it blends out the foundation perfectly. The E25 is my favorite eyeshadow blending brush, its amazing :)

♥ Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, NYX HD Photogenic Concealer and NYX blush in Angel.

The Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation has to be the best foundation that I have tried. Its not a full coverage founation but it gives you the most natural looking finish and I love how it smells as well, so amazing.

The NYX HD Photogenic Concealer is the best concealer that I have tried so far. I have been looking for good concealers that has a good coverage and this does an amazing job covering up everything. Its a medium to full coverage concealer that I highly recommend. The NYX blush in Angel has been in many of my favorite product posts and it didn't come as a shock to me that its a part of my favorite products of 2011 :)

♥ MAC MSF in Soft and Gentle.

This is my favorite highlighter that I own. I use this everyday to highlight my cheekbones and the bridge of my nose, I just can't get enough of this product.

♥ Elf Complexion Perfection.

Im not the biggest fan of this product but I really love using the yellow tone to set my concealer, I find that it does a really good job doing that. Thats the only thing I use this product for :)

♥ MAC eyeshadow in All That Glitters, Wet n' Wild eyeshadow trio in Silent Treatment, MAC paint pot in Bare Study and NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk.

All That Glitters is one of my all time favorite eyeshadows from MAC, I absolutely love it. If you are new to MAC eyeshadows, this is definitely one of the colors you should try first. Im a huge fan of the Wet n' Wild eyeshadow trios, especially Silent Treatment. I have read that the Eyelid color in this trio is a good dupe for MAC's Satin Taupe which I also love. I might do a comparison between the two and see how similar they really are.

I absolutely love the paint posts from MAC, sadly I only own two. Bare Study is one of those paint pots that are amazing on its own and as a eyeshadow base. I love to use Bare Study on its own with some black eyeliner and mascara, its such an easy makeup look that is perfect for those days that you dont have much time to do your makeup. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk is a product that I use very often. I love to use this on the lids before applying an eyeshadow to make the eyeshadow pop and also in the inner corner to brighten up the eyes :)

♥ Elf mineral eyeshadow primer, L'oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara, Lancome Hypnose Mascara and Smashbox Black & White eyeliner.

The Elf mineral eyeshadow primer is my favorite eyeshadow primer. Its so affordable and it makes your eyeshadow last all day. I think its even better than the Urban Decay primer potion. If you haven't tried anything from Elf, I recommend that you check out this primer.

The L'oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara and the Lancome Hypnose Mascara is two mascaras that I use all the time. I actually got the Lancome Hypnose Mascara in one of my favorite magazines and I love it so much that I want to get the full size product. The white eyeliner from the Black & White Eyeliner byy Smashbox is my favorite as well. I love using it on my waterline, it really open up my eyes and makes me look more awake :)

♥ EOS Lipbalm in Summer Fruit and Wet n' Wild Juicy Lipbalm in Strawberry Fraise.

One thing that I need to have with me at all times are my lipbalms. I hate the feeling of dry lips and since the Winters in Norway are really cold, they are a must have. These are two of my favorite lipbalms at the moment. The EOS Lipbalm in Summer Fruit is my all time favorite lipbalm and I have gone through many of these since I first came across it.

The Wet n' Wild Juicy Lipbalm in Strawberry Fraise was sent to me by the lovely Kayla from zombiegirlcooks. This feels so moisturising on the lips, love this product :)

♥ Elf Luscious Liquid Lipsticks in Rasberry & Baby Lips and Elf Hypershine Gloss in Sugar Plum.

Im a big fan of the Luscious Liquid Lipsticks and the Hypershine Glosses from Elf Cosmetics. These are not that sticky and the color pigmentation is really good. These are definitely worth a shot and they are so affordable.

♥ L'oreal Paris Lipstick in Fairest Nude and Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Toast To Shine.

Fairest Nude by L'Oreal Paris is my favorite lipstick, its the perfect nude lipstick if you ask me. I just have to thank the lovely Sonia aka sccastaneda on youtube for mentioning this lipstick in her videos, I dont think I would have discovered this lovely product if it wasn't for her :)

I love using the Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Toast To Shine on top of Fairest Nude, it gives it such a glossy and beautiful look. The Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Glosses are amazing and if you are on a hunt for lip glosses that are not sticky at all, you should try these :)

♥ Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.

This is definitely the best top coat that I have tried. I love how it makes my nail polishes look and it only takes 20 seconds to dry which is amazing :)

♥ Gucci Envy Me, Beyonce Heat and Britney Spears Fantasy.

I love perfumes, I can't seem to get enough of them haha. These are the three perfumes that I have been using a lot this year. Fantasy by Britney Spears reminds me a lot of the Hand Foot cream by Soap and Glory, it smells amazing, just like candy and marshmallows. Envy Me by Gucci has a clean smell and its probably my favorite out of these three perfumes. Heat by Beyonce is musky and sweet at the same time. Definitely check out these perfumes the next time you are looking for something new to try, you might like these a lot :)

Which products have you been loving this year? :)
Xoxo, Christine♥

Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Goodies

I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and that you got to spend it with your loved ones. I haven't had much time to update my blog since I have been quite busy (and lazy, haha) during the Christmas time, but Its really good to be back again, missed you guys so much :)

I thought I would share the beauty related products I got for Christmas, I would love to hear what Santa brought you so please leave it in the comments below :)

♥ Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue. This is a perfume that I have been eyeing for the longest time, it smells really good.

♥ H&M Gift Card. I love getting gift cards because then I can buy something that I really want + lets not forget about the amazing sales haha :)

♥ Korres - All I want Collection. I love this little set with 4 mini products, a body butter, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner. Im very impressed with the sizes of these mini products, amazing :)

♥ Eyeshadow from Mist Stockholm. This is a brand that I have never heard about, excited to try this. It looks beautiful :)

♥ Dazzlesphere Pink Lipgloss Ornament.

♥ 6 Snowglobe Eye Shadows/Sultry. Im obsessed with the packaging of this product, love the snowglobe, its so pretty, cant stop shaking it haha :)

♥ MAC Lipstick in Snob.

♥ MAC Cream Colour Base in Shell.

♥ MAC Paint Pot in Painterly.

♥ Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette.

My boyfriend got me the My Studio 20 Complete Tabletop Photo Studio which I am beyond excited about. I can't wait to play around with it and see how my pictures turns out. Just talking about it makes so excited haha. It really motivates me to do more blog posts now :)

What did you get for Christmas? :)
Love, Christine

Saturday, December 24, 2011

YSL Rouge Volupte #20 in Spicy Pink [With Swatch]

Last week I picked up my very first YSL lipstick. This is from their Rouge Volupte range and its in #20 Spicy Pink. Since these lipsticks are pretty expensive, I went with a more neutral color that I know I will get much use out of. I prefer nude/pink lipsticks over the more brighter ones just because I feel more comfortable wearing them and they go with every makeup look :)

When it comes to packaging, YSL definitely knows how to rock it. Im in love with how this lipstick look. The packaging is so shiny and pretty, its almost like I dont want to touch it because then it will get dirty haha. Have you felt that way about a product before? :)

Have you tried any of YSL's Rouge Volupte lipsticks? If yes, which one have you tried and do you have a favorite? :) Love, Christine

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Coastal Scents COAT Collection [Swatches]

I recently picked up 6 nail polishes from the Coastal Scents COAT Collection. These are my very first nail polishes from Coastal Scents, it was definitely fun to see something new on their website. :)

I have swatched all 6 colors and thought I would share them with you. I really like these nail polishes a lot, they are very pigmented, creamy and easy to apply. My favorites are Lily Pad and Cosmic :)

Now that it gets dark around 2pm here in Norway, its impossible to take any good pictures. Im thinking about buying some fluorescent lights to help improve my pictures. What do you use? Have you tried fluorescent lighting before? :)

Have you tried any nail polishes from the COAT Collection? :)
Love, Christine

Nail Look: First Dance

Today Im wearing First Dance by NYX Cosmetics. First Dance is from their advanced salon formula range and its a beautiful white with gold and silver sparkles. I think this is such a pretty nail polish to be rocking now that its finally Christmas. I dont know why, but this nail polish reminds me of snow, I love it :)

I normally dont wear white nail polish but I think Im going to change that. I really like how clean and fresh this makes my nails look. Its definitely a nice change to all the colors I normally wear on my nails :)

What do you think about First Dance? Which nail polish are you wearing right now? :)
Love, Christine

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My Christmas Calendar Giveaway: Winner Of The JulieG Nail Polish Set [December 14]

I want to thank each and every single one of you who entered my Christmas Calendar Giveaways, I really appreciate all the love and support you show me, I love you guys. I also want to give a huge shout out to my lovely giveaway sponsors, ivi scents, Born Pretty Store and Jesse's Girl Cosmetics. Thank you so much for wanting to be a part of my Christmas Calendar, it truly means a lot to me♥

The winner of the JulieG nail polish set by Jesse's Girl Cosmetics is...

Stavroula from Drugstore & Bargain Lover. Congrats sweetie, I have sent you an email, please get back to me with your full name and adress so I can ship out your lovely prize :)

To all of you who have won my previous Christmas Calendar Giveaways, please let me know as soon as your package arrives. They are shipped out so you should receive them soon. I would love to hear what you think about the products. Please dont feel discuraged if you didn't win this time, I will be having many more giveaways this upcoming year :)

What do you think about my Christmas Calendar Giveaways? Would you like me to do one next year? :) Love, Christine

Sunday, December 18, 2011

My Nail Polish Collection, Storage & Organisation [Updated]

Since my Nail Polish Storage & Organisation has changed since my previous post, I thought I would do an updated one and show you how I keep everything safe and sound. If you see any nail polishes you would like me to swatch, dont forget to let me know in the comments below :)

♥ Before

♥ After.

My boyfriend got me this big drawer from Skeidar (store in Norway) for our 4 year anniversary. This is where I keep all my makeup and also my nail polishes (I store them in the bottom drawer). I try my best to keep my nail polishes organised by brand but sometimes its just hard to keep track of everything haha, is anyone having the same problem? :)

I keep most of my nail polishes in these black containers but I feel like I can fit more polishes into the drawer if I remove the containers. What do you think? :)

I store some of my newest nail polishes in this acrylic nail polish rack which I bought on Ebay. I keep this on top of my drawer for decoration and also for keeping track of new and old nail polishes I want to try out. I try to change up the colors every now and then with new colors I haven't played with in ages so I always find new treasures in my collection :)

I have been eyeing those nail polish racks that can hold up to 90 polishes but the shipping to Norway is crazy expensive. Maybe I should try and make one myself? I have seen some Youtube videos on how to make them, how hard can it be? Haha, let me know if anyone of you have tried making your own nail polish rack :)

I hope you like my post and that it was helpful for those of you who are looking for new ways to organise and store nail polishes. I would love to see how you store your nail polishes so feel free to tweet me a pictures or leave me a link if you have done a blog post about it as well :)

What do you think about my new storage and how do you store your nail polishes? :)
Love, Christine
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