lumene CC color correcting cream

i think the name of this product is a bit confusing. first you think its a CC cream, but then in the small print there is written foundation. and there is also a long list what the product claims to be: foundation, primer, concealer, long lasting, SPF 20 and make the skin radiant. 

my sample shade is medium.

i can almost underline all of those claims. i have a bit redness and the product color corrects well, but i needed to put extra concealer on pimples.

 the formula is medium coverage what suits perfectly for me - my face needs covering but i don't want it to look too caked. the formula is also perfect balance of creaminess and matte. its not too moisturising that it would make my face look "oily", but not that mattifying it would make my skin look dull. actually i think this foundation makes my skin look nicely luminous.

 i agree that the foundation is long lasting but people who have combination or oily skin will need to put a real primer. i also appreciate SPF in the summer.

over all a really great foundation for really affordable price! this became my second favorite foundation after lancome's teint miracle. price in finland 16,50€.

here is picture of the product if you want to know what you are looking for.


summer favorite: isadora wonder nail 508 shell pink

my new favorite nail polish for summer, the perfect peachy pink tone.

i love isadora's nail polishes because they have such a good quality. they are well pigmented and long lasting, the brush is wide and flat which makes the application easy. isadora always comes up with the most beautiful colors as well.


the body shop velvet gel pen eyeliner

the black gel pen eyeliner came to shops already in april but i didn't want to write about it yet because i knew other colors were coming.

i have been using the turquoise one and i have been really pleasantly suprised. the formula is at the same time really pigmented and long lasting, but also soft and easy to apply. i have similar product from isadora and that just smudges everywhere and doesn't stay in place. the formula of this gel pen eyeliner is waterproof.

the black one is great everyday matte color, brown and turquoise are metallic.

price in finland is 12,50€, so really good product on affordable price.


my lipstick and lip gloss collection part 8/9 purples

(part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7)

lime crime unicorn lipstick "airborne unicorn"

absolutely love this lipstick's formula - its really pigmented and long lasting, but still feels moisturising and creamy on the lips. this cold tone purple needs a confident user. too bad of the lime crime scandal though, i dont think i will purchase from them anymore. (if you do, i really recommend ebay). price: ~16€

maybelline color sensational "906 hot plum"

affordable fuchsia toned purple. feels and looks creamy on the lips, but the lasting is also good. price: 9,60€

the body shop colour crush lipstic "240 damson in distress"

dark warm toned purple that needs a confident user. the formula is well pigmented and super moisturising, but that affects a bit to the lipstick's lasting. price: 13,90€


gerard cosmetics tequila sunrise & lilac moon lipstick

i made a second purchase from gerard cosmetics and this is what i chose.

tequila sunrise

lilac moon

my first purchase from gerard cosmetics was the nude kimchi doll lipstick. in that one i think the formula is perfect, but in these more colourful ones i hope the pigment would be stronger. i bought these as a 20$ combo with free shipping on their website and i think it's a great price - i wouldn't be happy if i had paid the full amount (38$) - i can get better quality lipsticks with that price.


bronze & glowy makeup for summer

products used in the video:
clinique superdefense cc cream spf 30 colour correcting
lumene arctic sun skin tone perfector 10 honey glow (summer limited edition)
  -> dupes: clarins instant light radiance complexion base 03 peach, gerard cosmetics bb plus illumination creme
mac prep&prime light boost
urban decay eyeshadow primer potion
the body shop loose face powder 02
the body shop honey bronze bronzing powder 04 deep matte
h&m highlighter powder
isadora perfect powder blusher 05 pinky peach
lumene blueberry eyebrow pencil 03
lumene blueberry eyebrow shaping wax
urban decay naked palette "sin, virgin, toasted"
rimmel soft kohl kajal eye liner pencil 061 jet black
sensai mascara 38C separating & lengthening
gerard cosmetics lipstick kimchi doll
gerard cosmetics lip gloss candy kiss

brushes used in this video:
mac 129 powder/blush brush
lumene powder brush (got it as a gift after buying their products, not in normal sale)
mac 109 small contour brush
duroy eye shadow brush
duroy blending brush
duroy precision brush

on my nails:
rimmel lasting finish 060 hot & spicy


mac kinda sexy & ruby woo lipsticks

my latest purchases, two lipsticks from mac, that i have been thinking of buying for like half a year already but soon there is not colors left that i like so i need to keep the excitement :D

mac matte lipstick "kinda sexy"

i wanted something darker than my light nude lipsticks but still lighter than f.e faux and velvet teddy. this is the perfect shade with a slight orange undertone. even the formula is matte it doesn't feel too drying on the lips. this lipstick makes your lips look so luscious!

mac retro matte lipstick "ruby woo"

the classic red lipstick. it is just the perfect shade! the formula is super pigmented and long lasting but i would like it to be little more moisturising.

i finally bought the awesome clinique cc cream as well, you can read my recent review here.


st. tropez self tan bronzing mousse

st. tropez has a lot self tan products to choose from - lotions, oils, sprays - but the mousse is my absolute favorite. the formula is light-weight and it dries up super fast. the mousse also has a "help color" so its easy to see where you have already applied. the real color on your skin forms in 8 hours and after that its recommended to wash the excess color away - then you will have a natural tan that doesn't smell! thats one reason i love this product so much. i usually apply this self tan on in the evening and then go shower in the morning.

 on the top is my skin on it's natural color and on the bottom with 2 coats of the bronzing mousse. (photos taken with flash).

i don't use self tan really often, but in the summer i don't like to look like the color of A4 :D and when i use self tan, i don't like anything too crazy, i still prefer the tan to look natural. if you wish for darker result, there is also the dark bronzing mousse.

before using self tan exfoliate your skin and apply moisturiser. i usually do this one day before that my body is moisturised but not greasy. use a tanning mitt to apply the self tan to get an even finish.

i have seen conversation going on in youtube about body hair and self tan claiming that you must shave all away before applying. of course even me i shave the bits where i have dark hard hair but for example in my thighs and arms i have white hair and they have never affected to the result.

the price in finland is around 40€. i bought mine from ebay ~20€.


my lipstick and lip gloss collection part 7/9 dark pinks

(part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6)

the body shop colour crush shine lipstick "15 fuchsia flirt"

an easy everyday lipstick with sheer finish and super moisturising formula. price: 13,90€

the body shop colour crush "205 passionate pink"

the perfect bright hot pink color. the formula is moisturising and medium lasting. price: 13,90€

rimmel lasting finish lipstick "004 indulgence"

this shade seems not to be available anymore, at least i didn't find it in rimmel's website. it's nice more peachy toned bright pink.

maybelline color sensational "902 fuchsia flash"

purple toned pink. this lipstick has good price quality ratio. the formula is moisturising but lasts well too. price: 9,60€

mac matte lipstick "candy yum-yum"

super bright neon pink, lasts really well because of the matte formula. price: 20,50€

isadora moisturizing lip gloss "17 honeysuckle"

this lip gloss doesn't have a lot of pigment so i have used it few times on top of pink lipstick. it has quite sticky formula, so not really my favorites. price: 12,50€

dior addict fluid stick "575 wonderland"

in the picture the color looks a bit more red than it actually is.. i bought this lip gloss last year from tax free when i was going to holiday. i had such high expectations so i was little disappointed even there is nothing bad about the product. when you are buying expensive cosmetic you just expect them to be groundbreaking :D this lip gloss is super pigmented and juicy, it feels soft in the lips and it's not too sticky. if you want same qualities without breaking the bank i recommend maybelline color elixir lip gloss. price: 42€


orange is the new black || summer party outfit

here is what i wore to my cousin's graduation party.

dress - h&m (old), sandals - asos (old)

check affordable orange summer dresses on boohoo.
if you are looking sandals with rhinestones, visit new look and river island - they make really beautiful sandals as well.