Makeup for girl-women.

Ok y’all, it’s that time again. I’m getting on the soapbox, yelling indignantly et cetera. But can we talk about how so much of beauty has this unpleasantly infantilizing tone? Looking at a lot of beauty ads, there are strange references to girlhood and childishness. The unicorn trend is, I’d say, the most obvious illustration of this – unicorns may just be the ultimate symbol of female virginity, innocence, purity...

Review: Armani Lip Magnet

[Disclaimer: This post contains press samples and affiliate links] I’m not the biggest fan of liquid lipsticks. I often find them too uncomfortable and a lot of them seem to have a strangely chalky colour, even dark shades. So when I received the Armani Lip Magnet last fall to review for Daisy Beauty Awards I was initially sceptical. Not only was it a liquid lipstick, but the colour looked a...

Review: Herbivore Botanicals Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask

As you know, I’m a natural beauty sceptic. I don’t really buy into that lifestyle. But. I do think Herbivore are on to something. What I admire about their products is the simplicity – they’re easy to understand and easy to like. Plus, the packaging is outrageously chic. Having been eyeing their products for a while, I finally went through the hell that is forwarding services, international shipping and a...

HIGHLIGHTS #11

Listen, I know this is a cliché but… where the hell did this year go?! It’s November already?!?! (cue nervous breakdown about lost time) This month has been so eventful, lots of studying, job interviews, bad financial decisions…phew! Anyway, here are this month’s highlights. Make a big cup of tea, light an overpriced scented candle (this is my favourite right now), and enjoy the reading. First and Second-generation immigrants were...

Review: Pixi Rose Caviar Essence

[Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links] I have a thing for roses. I can’t get enough of roses, I put rose jam on my toast, I put rose essence on my face, yada yada. When I saw Rose Caviar Essence I had to have it. I’ve become a Pixi Skintreats convert, so hopes were high for this… essence? Booster? Not totally sure how to define it. I mean, it says...

Beauty Tools I Can’t Live Without

You guys. I love beauty products, I love using them, buying them, talking about them… but let’s not forget the all-important tools of your skincare routine. Now, this isn’t the fancy stuff you might keep around, like facial massagers, cleansing brushes or freezer eye masks. This is all about the affordable, disposable essentials that make your beauty routine easy and mess-free. My favourite, most-used beauty tools. Fancy cotton pads As...

Brands I’m dying to see in Sweden

I like to fantasize about being a buyer. While I have no clue about the intricacies of the profession, I like the idea of choosing special things for a living. Chic, cute, fabulous stuff that you can’t get just anywhere – I obsess over this on sleepless nights and literally keep a list of brands I need to see stocked in Stockholm stores. This all sounds pathological now that I’ve...

Multi Use: Bright Brows with Colour Mascara

I’m an avid user of colour mascara, and if I find a particularly unusual shade I like to pick it up. While these mascaras make a statement on the lashes, I also rather like to brush it through my eyebrows for a statement look. The lime green pictured above makes a particularly striking effect! A formula that is thicker works best, as a thinner mascara will make them crunchy and...

Review: Fenty Gloss Bomb

Aren’t we all kind of over the super-matte lip look? Listen, I love matte lipstick, but the ultra-matte liquid-longswear-would-probably-survive-a-nuclear-blast kind just makes me feel shriveled up and uncomfortable. So imagine my glee when Rihanna launched this beautiful nude gloss with her Fenty Beauty collection at Sephora, it feels so right and so refreshing. Needless to say, I picked it up and I’m very impressed. The colour is described as an...

HIGHLIGHTS #10

Happy October! Fall is upon us, dark lipstick is socially acceptable again, and these are the Highlights. This piece on the sheet mask selfie trend is hilarious and kind of true! I probably won’t taking these selfies, to be honest, because they are kind of fun… but… I’ll be thinking about this. Makeup icon Kevyn Aucoin’s life, impact and illness. I’m indeed very anxious to see the documentary, and also to...