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NEW Tarte Showstopper Clay Palette

So, in the blogger package for Coachella I also received some makeup, one of the things I got is the New Showstopper Clay Palette from Tarte Cosmetics*. The palette is a part of Tarte’s summer collection and comes in a limited edition. It has just dropped in stores and you can find it online at Ulta and Sephora! ($38)

The packgin is the oh so famous large disc palette which have a deep purple faux snake skin print on the lid with a golden edge, and of course, it also has a huge mirror inside.  The formula is infused with the Tarte Amazonian Clay which makes the makeup fade-free and perfect for creating those camera-ready looks!

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The Essentials for Surviving The Coachella Weekend

Yesterday I received, probably the most amazing, package filled with goodies for the Coachella Weekend. A survival kit so to say, you might have seen the picture i posted on Instagram with what i could fit in one picture. There’s so much stuff!

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My absolute favorite pieces being delivered were definitely the four pieces showed on picture! Levi’s sent out a pair of 101 Shorts* in original fit and a pair of boyfriend jeans*, absolutely love and definitely my favorite jeans brand! Urban Expressions sent out a gorgeous, and prefect, backpack* in woven vegan leather. Last but not least the gorgeous ankle booties* with amazing gold stud and zipper details from TwoLipsShoes.

IMG_9327 Oh how i love these shoes! The package was also filled with many other goodies like hairbands, skincare, makeup and an amazing water bottle and waterproof speaker! Theres only 3 more days to go before I’m heading to Palm Springs and Coachella Weekend 1. I’m SO excited for this year!

Real Techniques Brushes

I’ve heard so much good about these brushes from Real Techniques, and after looking at prices (they are SO affordable) I’ve been thinking about investing in a new set of brushes and throw out the really old ones that I have. ULTA has them for pretty good prices whilst Amazon have them for even better prices.

But then, my question to you brush experts and you who are users of real technique brushes, which brushes should I get? The sets, the single ones or simply just all of them?

And also another brush thing, storage. Some brushes I keep open in a vase or glass while some i keep in a case. What is the best option for brush storage?

Picture from http://letmelearnya.com

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind

I förra veckan var jag inne i en affär vi har precis nere på gatan där man kan köpa i praktiskt taget allt som finns. (Rite Aid) Plockade med mig ett par tidningar och denna concealern från Maybelline New York som jag varit så nyfiken på att prova då jag sett en del personer på youtube som använder denna eller liknande. Denna betalade jag ca 70 kronor för, hemma i Sverige kostar den dock runt 100, ni kan köpa den här.

Last week I went into Rite Aid that I have just down the street and picked up some magazines along with this little thing. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer which I have been curioss about for a while after seeing you tubers use this one or similar ones.  This costs around 9 dollars in a drug store or anywhere else you may find it. You can buy it online here. (US)

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Toppen består utav en mjuk runt liten svamp, om man vrider så kommer concealern ut och in i svampen. Detta är både bra och dåligt, svampen gör att det lätt appliceras och blir jämnt, men det är en bakteriesamlare så försök att spraya med anti bakteriell spray efter varje användning så det inte samlas bakterier inuti svampen som sedan utvecklas.

The top is a soft, round little sponge and if you spin it the concealer will slowly come out onto the sponge. This have both ups and downs. The sponge helps to applicate the concealer easy and smooth but it will also gather bacteria, so try to spray it with antibacterial spray after each use so that the bacterias won’t evolve.

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Före och efter. Som ni kan se passar tonen min hud väldigt bra. Concealern är lätt och tunn men täcker fortfarande det nödvändiga med ett enkelt svep. Som ni kan se har jag använt den på fler ställen än runt mina ögon, främst för att ni ska kunna se mer hur effektiv den är. Jag har sällan stora påsar under ögonen men ofta rodnader i ansiktet. Kort och gott kan jag säga att jag var väldigt nöjd med denna, billig och enkel att använda dessutom!

Before and After. As you can see the color fits my suntan very well. The concealer is light but it still covers everything with one easy swoop. As you also can see Ive been using it all over my face and not only under my eyes. This way you can really see the change and how effective it is. I rarely have big bags under my eyes, however, I do usually have redness in my face. As to say, I was very pleased with this one. Cheap, effective and easy to use!

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Dream Eyes

Jag fick hem dessa linserna* i färgen blue shimmer för någon vecka sedan men blev rätt besviken när jag väl fick på dem. Det var ett tag sedan jag hade linser senast, men dessa är nog de sämsta jag någonsin haft. De kändes väldigt tjocka och var alldeles för stora! Varje gång jag blinkar så känner jag att det är något där. Till min besvikelse var de ingen höjdare för jag tror de hade kunnig vara otroligt fina annars!

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I got these lenses about a week back in the color blue shimmer but got very disappointed when I finally got them in place. Its been a while since I’ve used lenses, but these are sadly the worst I’ve ever tried or used. They feel thick and are very big, way too big for me at least which you can see. Every time i blink I can feel that they are there. Its very disappointing because I believe that they could look really good otherwise! 

WeHeartIt LA Meetup

Weheartit hade sin första meetup någonsin i Los Angeles nu i helgen dit jag var inbjuden. Tittade förbi ganska snabbt och fick även en liten goodiebag som jag kan visa er sedan! På plats fanns bland annat grundaren utav weheartit, några stora youtuberes tillsammans med massa olika företag och utställare.

Weheartit had their first ever metope in Los Angeles this weekend that I was invited to. I went over there to see what it was all about and also came home with a little goodie bag. On site we could meet the founder of weheartit as well as a few local Youtubers and a lot of companies. 

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En utav utställarna som var där var Bodyography som visade oss deras hela kollektion utav makeup. Man fick små touch-ups och tips från representanten som var där. Jag gillade verkligen deras borstar och concealern.

One of the companies there was Bodyography that showed us their line of cosmetics. You could receive touch-ups and advice form the makeup artist that was there. I really liked their brushes and the concealer.

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Flertalet dryckessponsorer var på plats och delade ut drycker. Perrier var en utav dem och min absoluta favorit, endast för att de hade så många olika smaker utav sitt mineralvatten. På plats fanns även Runa med sina energidrycker och Groundwork Coffee med sitt organiska kaffe.

Quite a few different brews were there to make sure we all were hydrated. Perrier were one of them and by far my favorite with their mineral water. Runa was also there with their energy drinks and Groundwork Coffee gave us a coffee break with their organic coffee. 

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Nubar var även stationerade på plats och gav snabba manikyrer till alla som ville få sina naglar fina.

Nubar was also there to give us fast manicure touch-ups. 

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Fake bake var också på plats. De erbjuder brun utan sol produkter till kropp och ansikte men även sminkprodukter. Deras produkter varierar från spray tan till gel vilket är perfekt. Jag vet att vi fick en produkt utav dem i goodiebagen som jag verkligen vill testa!

Yet another company that were there was Fake Bake that offer tanning products and makeup products. They have both spray tan and gel which is perfect. We got some products from them in the goodie bag and I can’t wait to try them!

The Goodiebag

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Detta kan vara en utav de bästa goodiebagsen jag någonsin fått. Man fick en påse och en tygpåse att fylla upp med produkter. Kläderna och assessorerna fick man själv välja mellan och ta en från varje företag. I tygkassen låg också lite produkter för bröstcancer. Nedan kan ni se vad jag valde och fick för saker!

This may be the best goodie bag i have ever received. You got two bags and got fill them up with products first of all. After that you had a choose of different clothes and accessories to choose and take one from each brand. Lets see what i chose to take!

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Bag from Dailylook / Skin Products from Laneige / Hair Products from Christine Beauty/Van Thomas Concepts / Sunglasses from ZeroUV / Socks and necklace from Ami Clubwear / Socks from Kito FlexIMG_8212Playsuit from Voodo Vixen / Dress from Dailylook / Blouse from Ami Clubwear for Brest Cancer Awareness