Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Instagram cross post

For those of you that follow my blog via e-mail and can't see the photos I cross post from Instagram - Here is the link to my Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ida.pie/
This way you can keep up on what I'm up too.

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Instagram Post - Spiral

#DIY #bracelet #cellinispiral #seedbeads

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Instagram Post - Tetris

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Instagram Post Looking Back - Fall

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Ett foto publicerat av Ida (@ida.pie)

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Instagram Post Socks

My husband bought me #cute new #socks #love

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My husband bought these cute #socks to his nephew. #disney #mickeymouse #loveit

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

ELF vs Makeup Revolution - Blush Comparison

Comparison

As promised here comes the post of ELF Blush Palette in Fair compared to an other affordable makeup brand - Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice.

When I looked my ELF Blush palette I thought that it reminded me of something and I took out my Makeup Revolution Blush Palette. And yes it is similar. Definitely not dupes but the same kind of shades: Pink, Rose and Coral.

Swatches

"Coral Shade" (LEFT)
Makeup Revolution is more red-toned whereas the ELF is leaning more to the orange side.
"Rose Tone" (MIDDLE)
Here is is clear that the blush from Makeup Revolution is more pigmented than the blush from ELF. Blended out however they are basically the same shade
"Pink Blush" (RIGHT)
It is obvious that the Makeup Revolution blush is stronger in pigmentation. I really tried to build up the intensity of the ELF blush but this is what I got.

The verdict?

All in all the Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette is more pigmented, the blushes are smoother to the touch and it has more shades to choose from. I'm sorry ELF but I have to go with Makeup Revolution on this one, even though the ELF palette has one unique shade to it.


What is your absolute Favorite Blush?

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder - Fiji Matte - Swatches


 In my previous post I showed swatches of ELF Blush Palette in Fair - That I got in my latest ELF Haul - together with Contouring Blush And Bronzing Powder that I will be showing swatches of in this post. And I will also compare the two.


The Contouring Blush And Bronzing Powder in Fiji (Matte) I have been wanting for for a long time. When Distribeauty UK Ltd still shipped ELF it was always out of stock when I placed my orders. And then the company went on stocking other brands. So I wasn't able to get my hands on it until now. So how do I like it? Would I contour with this?


Contouring Blush And Bronzing Powder in Fiji (Matte) palette has better pigmentation than the Blush Palette in Fair and color pay-off is a little better. But it is still powdery. Again finger swatches are ok. Finger swipes on hand are ok. You can see that it is a little crumbly. But that is because I swirled my fingers a few times to really pick up a lot of product. In the comparison photos I swirled on the swatches and I really worked that powder on to my hand - so the result is much smoother. However when working with a brush the results are different. It is not as vibrant, nor do you want it to be on your cheeks.


The neutral shade in the Blush Palette has more of a red tone compared to the more grey taupe tone shade in the Fiji Palette. I don't think I will use the orange shade in the Fair Blush Palette at all. In the Blush Palette the coraly toned blush is more vibrant (and it has glitter - but not much of that shows. And doesn't really transfer to your cheeks.) compared to the more muted coral tone in the Fiji Palette. But very similar.

How do I like it?
I prefer the Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder Fiji Palette. I would not contour with it. Rather use as a Blush and Bronzer. Love matte products.

Up next is going to be a comparison of the Blush Palette in Fair and a Blush Palette from an other affordable makeup brand. Hopefully that will be up on Sunday.

What "other affordable makeup brand" do you think it is?

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Recent ELF Haul and Blush Swatches

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Finally elfcosmetic.se opened. After Distribeauty UK Ltd stopped shipping e.l.f products I have not been able to get elf. I've seen these nice products come up in USA and been wanting to try them out. But I guess we have to wait a while longer til we get them all. If we even get them all. Anyways...



So I placed my first elf order and posted a picture on Instagram. (Link to my Instagram in the sidebar). Not so much new and interesting stuff, mostly basics that I need to stock up on. And the only two products that I thought are worth swatching are the blush palettes. Blush Palette in Fair and Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder in Fiji - Matte. I'm sure there are alot of swatches of these products. But as I have posted ELF swatches before on this blog I thought I want to keep doing that.



In this post I will be showing you swatches of Blush Palette in Fair. Next post will be swatches of Contouring and Bronzing Powder and I will also be comparing it with the Fair Palette. What I will also do in a third post is to compare some of the shades in The Blush Palette in Fair with an other affordable makeup brand. But more on that in the upcoming post. So stay tuned.


The Light Pink shade is the sheerest one of the bunch. There's a nice Rose tone. A Coraly Pink (with glitter but not very visible on the swatches) and a neutral but Orange blush. I guess the color selection is good for a 4-blush palette. Nothing spectacular. But these blushes are a tad bit powdery. The color pay-off isn't the greatest. Like a normal ELF Blush I'd say. Swatches on fingers look ok. Finger swipes on hand are ok. But when you start working on these blushes with a brush the results are sheer. However that can be a good thing if you have fair skin. Then this might be the thing for you. 'Cause you can't really over-do with these blushes when you are working with a brush. They aren't the most horrible thing I have worked with. I have other powdery elf blushes that I love the shades of and do use. I just got these and have not worn them yet so the jury is still out on this product...

Elf has an other version of this palette. And the thing is that you can pop out each color and if you have the two palettes you can put together your favorite colors in one palette. Why didn't I think of taking a photo of that...? Maybe I'll post a pic of that on my Instagram account. Be sure to follow me there. (Link in sidebar).

Next post hopefully up on Thursday.


What is your favorite blush? - Write me a comment


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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Makeup Revolution - I Heart Passion - Swatches


Swatches of I Heart Makeup - Makeup Revolution - 16  Eyeshadow Palette:

I Heart Passion

16 Eyeshadows Inspired By Our Obsession With Chocolate

Top L-R: Love Is The Drug, Limber Up, Rumba Down, I Say Go, Guess The Rest. Middle L-R: I Believe, Dangerous Liaisons, In My Heart, Heartbreaker Romance, Takes Over, We Are Going Home. Bottom L-R: Missing A Beat, Never Never, Catch Your Eye, U Need More, Easier Affair.



Applied with sponge applicator.
You get Smother results when using a brush.
Photos taken in daylight.

22g of Product - Manufactured in PRC

Ingredients:
Mica, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Paraffinum Liquidum, Ethylhexyl Palmitate,
Polybutene, Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
[+/-: Cl 77891, Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499, Cl 15850, Cl 16035, Cl 42090,
Cl 77742, Cl 77510, Cl 77007 Cl 19140, Cl 15985, Cl 45410]



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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Makeup Revolution - Death By Chocolate - Swatches



Swatches of I Heart Makeup - Makeup Revolution - 16  Eyeshadow Palette:

Death By Chocolate

16 Eyeshadows Inspired By Our Obsession With Chocolate

Top L-R: White Light, Don't Let Go, Break Me Up, Consume Me, All Is Lost.
Middle L-R: Lick Me, Fool's Gold, One More Bar, Devour Me, Tear the Wrapper, Love You To Death.
Bottom L-R: Pray For Me, Dipped, Tease Me, Set MeFree, Bring Down Angels.



Applied with sponge applicator.
You get Smother results when using a brush.
Photos taken in daylight.

22g of Product - Manufactured in PRC

Ingredients:
Mica, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Paraffinum Liquidum, Ethylhexyl Palmitate,
Polybutene, Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
[+/-: Cl 77891, Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499, Cl 15850, Cl 16035, Cl 42090,
Cl 77742, Cl 77510, Cl 77007 Cl 19140, Cl 15985, Cl 45410]

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Makeup Revolution - Sugar and Spice - Swatches



Swatches of Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette:

Sugar And Spice

Ultra Proffessional Blush Palette
8 High Pay Off Blusher Powders



Applied heavily with fingers.
You get Smother results when using a brush.
Photos taken in daylight.

13g of Product - Manufactured in PRC

Ingredients:
Mica, Talc, Dimethicone, NYLON 12, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE,
Methylparaben, Propylparaben (+/-): Cl 77891, Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499,
Cl 15850, Cl 19140, Cl 15985, Cl 77510, Cl 77742



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