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Mavala Swinging Colours: 126 Electric Green

I saw this lovely new green nail polish from Mavala and I had to get it ;) I also liked "Flashy Violet" but decided to test "Electric Green" first. The other colors in this collection are Volcanic Orange, Candy Pink, Aqua Blue & Acid Yellow.

Electric Green is quite light, golden green. This is pearl nail polish and I'm not a big fan of pearly or frosty nail polishes in general... This color was just SO pretty so I had to test it :) It's nice but not my favorite, unfortunately. It has a lovely golden flash in sunlight though! I used coats for the picture.

Näin ihanan uuden vihreän lakan Mavalan valikoimissa ja pakkohan se oli saada ;) Pidin kovasti myös lilasta Flashy Violet-sävystä mutta parempi toki ensin testata yhdellä, joten vain Electric Gren lähti mukaani. Kokoelman muut sävyt ovat Volcanic Orange, Candy Pink, Aqua Blue & Acid Yellow.

Electric Green on vaaleahko kullanvihreä. Tämä on Pearl nail polish, yleensäkään en juuri helmiäislakoista pidä..…

H&M nail polish Bella's Choice

Bella's Choice in my first nail polish from H&M but definitely not the last, the quality is very nice and the price is quite ok too :D The color is amazing, brighter version of Chanel's Nouvelle Vague.

Bella's Choice on ensimmäinen (muttei viimeinen) H&M lakkani, laatu on oikein hyvä ja hinta (muistaakseni 3.95€) varsin sopiva :D Värikin on upea, kirkkaampi ja räikeämpi versio Chanelin Nouvelle Vaguesta.







Have you tried H&M nail polishes? Any favorites?

Nea

Trind cuticle & nail balms

I've been 25 for 10 years now ;D I'll have a small birthday giveaway soon, so make sure you are follower (Google friend connect in the sidebar). I got at least one present: Trind cuticle & nail balms. The bottles are cute and in fact I thought these are nail polishes when saw the package. LOL.

I have used the nail balm on bare nairs before applying nail polish and cuticle balm (at least) once a day. The best thing is that these are oil free, so you can apply nail polish over them. Too early to say much but the scent is nice and at least my cuticle feels moisturized.

Niin se aika kuluu ja taas on synttärit, olenkin täyttänyt 25 jo kymmenen vuoden ajan ;D Pidän muuten pian taas pienen arvonnan, joten varmista että löydyt followers-kohdasta (sivupalkissa). Yhden lahjankin jo sain: Trindin pakkauksen jossa kynsi- ja kynsinauhabalsamit. Luulin näitä ensin kynsilakoiksi :D

Olen nyt käyttänyt kynsibalsamia ennen lakkausta paljaalle kynnelle ja kynsinauhabalsamia ainakin päivittäin.…

A few products from Silk Naturals

Aww, once again very nice company! I've been customer of Silk Naturals for many years already. This company is owned by Karen and Karen husband is from Finland :D

Olen ollut Silk Naturalsin asiakas jo vuosia ja tuotteet ovat todellakin ihania! Asiakaspalvelukin pelaa ja Karen vastailee aina jopa värikyselyihinikin. Karenin mies on muuten kotoisin Suomesta :D



Silk Naturals is famous for its lip products and I really like those too. I use Black Label lip balm when my lips are very dry, it's just feels so good and moisturizing. I found the scent of Devil's Food Cake too strong at first but now I really love it and I have already finished one tube. They have also unscented one but I just liked to use this delicious smelling one more often :D

Ingredients: Certified Organic Castor, Jojoba, and Avocado oils, Shea Butter, Passionfruit, Cranberry and Camellia Oils, Apricot Wax, Beeswax, Candelilla Wax, Carnuaba Wax, Natural Vanilla Infused coconut oil.
This time I wanted to test Lip L…

Essence Show your Feet nail polishes

I bought these Show Your Feet nail polishes from Barcelona (Essence is not sold in Finland). These are made for toe nails but of course work very well on finger nails too :D I used 2 coat and the nail polish was completely opaque. Unfortunately 01-Caribbean sea looks light blue in the pictures, it's really turquoise. Had to add a picture of Tikru the Tiger too. Isn't my baby adorable? :D

Ostin nämä Essencen lakat Barcelonasta. Lakat on tarkoitettu varpaankynislle mutta toimivat toki myös sormissa :D Laitoin 2 kerrosta ja oli täysin peittävä. Valitettevasti kuvissani tämä 01-Caribbean Sea näyttää sinisemmältä kuin oikeasti onkaan :( Lakka on selvästi turkoosi! Pakko oli laittaa kuva myös Tikru-murusta, on se vain niin ihana kissa :D





Thank you for reading & commenting :)

Nea

Aromaleigh Victoria's Revenge swatches

What a OMGorgeous collection from Aromaleigh! Victoria's Revenge is Victorian, Stempunk & Gothloli inpired and the colors are just amazing. I swatched these in same order these are on the site :) First picture is taken indoors and second in sunlight.

I really liked these colors, in fact there were only one color I didn't like that much (Freakshow). I even liked Perpetual Motion, Private Lunacy, Skeleton Key and Oleander Vapor, the ones I thought I wouldn't like :D

Victoria's Revenge on Aromaleighin uusi kokoelma ja värit ovat aivan ihanat! Kiva, kun vaaleiden kesävärien seuraksi saa jotain erilaista :) Swatchasin nämä samassa järjestyksessä kuin ovat sivuillakin, ensimmäinen kuva on otettu sisällä ja toinen aina ulkona.




My favorites: Splintered, Ruthless Indulgelce, Oleander vapor & Obscura.




My favorites: Private Lunacy, Skeleton key, Nightshade & Mayhem's Trilogy




My favorites: Magick& Metal and Frigid Gloom.

Have you already ordered from this collection?

SJP NYC perfume

The first perfume EVER I've bought without smelling it first ;) I bought this from airplane and I don't even know why I bought it from Finnair, because their service after sales was terrible (=non-existent) when I had a problem with a product I bought last year :/ I expected this to be very sweet fruity-floral and not very unique scent and that was excatly what it really was :D I still like it, I like to use quite strong scents (oriental or fruity).


The nail polish is Essence 28 Break Through

In fact the bottle of this scent is made of plastic and it's also the packaging, the perfume itself is in glass bottle.

"The notes include mandarin, white osmanthus, strawberry, gardenia, honeysuckle, mimosa, rose, sandalwood, vanilla absolute, rum flavor and creamy musks." from NST

Yep, it is VERY sweet! Are you a fan of Sex in the City? I'm not even a fan but the bottle just looked so cool. LOL

Ensimmäinen hajuveteni IKINÄ, jonka olen ostanut tuoksuttamatta sitä ensin ;) Os…

Heatheresque- Heather's new shop!

The She Space (About Face Cosmetics) is now closed, all the eye shadows are sold and Heather just opened the new shop, Heatheresque.

The new collection looks nice, I especially like the collection for teens. LOL Individual colors are sold in 3 g jars and the price is 4 USD, you can also buy sample packs but individual samples are not available. I might not order, at least not yet, because I already have too many colors :D I'm a bit tempted but still, I don't need full sizes or all of the colors. edit: I'll swatch these when my order arrives. I know, I'm so weak :D But that is good for you, right? LOL

edit: Just read that Heather has AGAIN a new shop... It's called Eye Couture Cosmetics. I must say that I'm a little confused now. First TwistedFayte, The The She Space and now these two. I thought Hope Quest will be something "special" but now there is a new TSS?

Nyt The She Space (About Face Cosmetics) on nyt suljettu, kaikki luomivärit on myyty loppuun …

Addiction: The Body Shop perfumes, part II

Well, I told you I LOVE TBS perfumes ;) I bought these two new ones from Barcelona, they has these in discount and the price was just 12.50€/ bottle and I'm not even sure if the LE one will be sold in Finland at all.

Kerroinhan, että olen ihan hulluna The Body Shopin tuoksuihin ;) Ostin nämä kaksi lisävahvistusta Barcelonasta, olivat alessa (12.50€/kpl) ja en ole edes varma tuleeko White Musk Breezeä Suomeen lainkaan (kyselin myyjältä ennen reissua ja hän ei ollut ainakaan siitä kuullut).



WHITE MUSK Breeze (2010)

"The notes feature lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, plum, peach, leafy green, elemi, rose, jasmine, lily of the valley, aquatic notes, ylang ylang, tagette, carnation, white musk, cedar
wood, patchouli and touch of vanilla."

I had just a few minutes to decide whether to buy this one or not... It's nice but maybe too "aquatic" for me after all. Not bad but not very special either at least not for me.

Minulla oli vain pari minuuttia aikaa päättää, otanko t…

Elysambre mask and scrub

Do you know why blogger rotates photos sometimes? Is there somehing I can do to rotate the pictures here? HELP :D

I got a refill baggies of Elysambre Moisturizing Mask & Scrub from new online distributor here in Finland, Euran Apteekki (www.apteekkituotteet.fi). I didn't have to promote them, just to review the product for their shop, but I really like the idea of the online pharmacy and my finnsh readers keep asking where to find this interesting brand :D I don't think they ship internationally but you can find some retailers from my previous posts.

Both the products smell nice and mild, I really like that because too often natural cosmetics smells very strong. Too many essential oils are not good for sensitive skin. I'm not going to buy glass jars for the mask and scrub, the refill baggies work just fine, but the jar and pump bottle (sold separately) are very nice for creams you use daily :)

You can find my previous posts about Elysambre here. Some pictures I used are …

Stardust lippie & pigment swatches, FOTD with greens

** Stardust Color is now closed. I hope Jenna will re-open it and when/if it happens, I'm going to tell you about that, of course. That is so sad because I really love Stardust pigments and especially lippies. **

I got a beautiful package from Stardust :) Shipping to Finland took just 10 days. I don't really need any lippies for a while but one of my readers, Keijukainen, liked these very much and so I ended up buying a few. LOL. In fact I loved almost every color I got and the formula is REALLY nice! These feel creamy and soft, the smell is like "regular lipstick" :D The scent is quite neutral and not too strong. These are the first mineral lipstick I've used that feels quite much like "regular lipstick". Me likey! These might be my favorites from mineral lip products.

The price is 5.50USD, samples are not available. I think it's ok, because the price is afforable. Have you tried these yet? I'd love to know your favorite colors too :)

Töihin tups…

Rimmel nudes: Nude Delight lipstick & Barely There nail polish

I REALLY like Rimmel lipsticks! The first color I got was bright red Alarm (Lasting Finish Lipstick) and the only thing I didn't like was the quite strong scent. This time I got different formula, Moisture Renew in lilac packaging, and this is one of the best lipsticks I've ever had and I've tried "a few". *heart* The scent is mild & pleasant and the lipsticks feels moisturizing. I also LOVE the color (700 Nude Delight).

Rimmelin huulipunat ovat ihania!Ensimmäisenä ostin kirkkaanpunaisen Alarmin (Lasting Finish-koostumusta) ja ainoa mistä en pitänyt, oli voimakas tuoksu. Tällä kertaa ostin Moisture Renew-koostumuksesta (lilassa hylsyssä) värin 700 Nude Delight. Täytyy sanoa, että on tosiaan yksi parhaista huulipunistani koskaan ja "muutamia" on tosiaan tullut testattua! Tuoksu on mukavan mieto ja tuntuu ihanan kosteuttavalta, väri on todella kaunis. *sydän*







I'm not a huge fan of nude nail polishes but when I saw this "362 Barely There"…