My make Up Brushes

Here is a post with my make up brushes.

I bough a set with brushes from a swedish page called Eleven. It’s the same page that I bought the Macadamia products from. And I’ve been using these for a while now.

18 brushes in different sizes and uses.

Left to right
1 eyebrow/eyelash brush/comb. Usually I use the comb to separate my eyelashes and comb through my eyebrows.
1 Mascara brush which I use to shape my eyebrows and also sometimes on my lashes.
1 Foam (?) brush. I use this for shading with a cream shadow when I want to straighten my nose or such. I have no idea what this brush is called
2 Angled eyeliner brushes, I use the vrown one for my liquiud eyeliner and the white one for when i use shadows as liner.
1 Small eyeliner brush. I use this for detail work when I feel like doin artistic looks.
1 Concealer brush. I have a triple concealer from Viva La Diva, I’m saving up to buy one from Make Up Store though.
1 Lip Brush. I use it for  lipstick (duh)
1 fan brush. Can honestly say I rarely use this, but when I do, it’s for blush or bronzer.

5 Eyeshadow brushes in different sizes
1 Blending brush.
1 Blush brush. I use this one whit my cream blush since it’s more dense than my other blush brushes, I’ll show them some other day.
2 Powder brushes. I usually use the smaller one for shaping and the biger one for entire face covering.

As I mentioned in the Blush Brush descripion I have more brushes than these. I’ll show them some other day since I didn’t have any pictures on them on my computer and my camera is charging.

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Macadamia Natural Oil First Impression

As I said in the post Macadamia Natural Oil I was going to give you a first impression post on the product. So here it comes.

Since my hair isn’t that frizzy, my ends aren’t in bad shape and my hair is neither on the dry or the oily side I brought in outside help. From Jesus, oh sorry, I meant Jonas, my fiancé. His hair is frizzy, pretty dry and with insanely split ends.
Here are some photos.

    

Now I happen to love the small curls in his hair. I tend to play with them while watching movies os such.
On these pictures his hair isn’t brushed, that’s because if we pull my boar bristle brush through his hair at this point we’d have about 3-4 cm of dry fluff at the ends.

We used the same routine on our hair so the product reviews are my opinions while the pictures show what it did to his hair.

The products used are these.

Macadamia Rejuvenating Schampoo
Macadamia Deep Repair Masque
Macadamia Moisturizing Rinse
Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment
Macadamia Nourishing Leave In Cream

We started with the Rejuvenating Schampoo 2 times to get a nice lather, then the Deep Repair Masque was added together with some of the Healing Oil Treatment for extra care. The masque was left in the hair for 10 minutes and then thoroughly rinsed out before the conditioner was added and then rinsed out. Sadly I forgot to ask Jonas to rinse the conditioner out with cold water.

Then we waited for the hair to dry until it was damp before we added Nourishing Leave In Cream and Healing Oil Treatment, and then left to dry completely. After the hair was dry we brushed through it, and here are the results on Jonas’ hair.

    

It’s much less frizzy and it didn’t feel as dry. To my dissapointment his curls were straighter than I’d like, (and I have absolutely no hope of getting to try the Macadamia Curl Cream on him) but the quality and looks of the hair was much better than before. The split ends are still there, but the only way to get rid of split ends is to cut the hair, so that was expected.
Now we’ll move on to the first impression review.

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Overall my first impression of these products is really good. I’m going to start with some overall pros and cons.

Pros

The Smell – All of these products smell absolutely wonderful, some might say that the scent is a bit to girly, for example when my fiancé added the masque to his hair he exclaimed “now the girly smells begin“. I however think that men can use girly hairproducs. Usually there aren’t that many hair care products for men that acctually are good. To get the products that do work for hair the men has to step out of their comfort zone of using axe shower gel as a schampoo to get that manly smell.

The packaging – I think that these green and brown packaging with the lighter brown pattern is simply beautiful

UV Protection – The Moisturizin Rinse, Healing Oil Treatment, Healing Spray Oil, Nourishing Leave In Cream and Reviving Curl Cream contains UV-Protection which I found great.

Color safe – The Rejuvenating Schampoo and Moisturizing rinse is color safe. Having colored my hair for at least 8 years this is great for me.

Cons

Heat Protection – I cant find anywhere if the Healing Oil Treatment, Healing Spray Oil, Nourishing Leave In Cream or Reviving Curl Cream Contains Heat Protection. So I’m going to assume that they don’t. I don’t use heat styling tools or a hair dryer that often. But this is still a huge con for me. But It’s also the only con I have right now.

Macadamia Rejuvenating Schampoo
Since this schampo is sulfate free I thought it would be hard to get a lather from it since sulfates usually are the reson behind lather in schampoos. But it was really quite easy to get a satisfactory lather. I felt it cleansed my hair well but I did need to wash my hair two times, however, I always do that. I think that the easiest way to aplly this shampoo is to first take a small amount for the scalp and then take a small amount for the lenghts. It feels like i have to use less product when I do it that way and I didn’t need much product at all, my hair did however feel a little coarse after using this schampoo, so for me a conditioning agent is required. I always condition after schamopoing anyway, so not really a problem

Macadamia Deep Repair Masque
I am completely sold on this one after just one use, the moment thiss masque touched my hair I felt it smoothen and when i rinsed it out my hair just washed around my face and over my shoulders like a soft silky curtain of smoothness.  And a little goes a long way, i didn’t need much of this mask to cover all my hair.

Macadamia Mousturizing Rinse
After using the Deep Repair Masque a conditioner wasn’t really necessary but since it helps close the hair I always use it. I have however washed twice with these products so I’ve used the conditioner without the masque to. It’s good as a conditioner, can’t say much more right now. If you apply it right you dont need much of this either, which is good because it was a living hell to get this out of the bottle. I ended up screwing the cap of.

Macadamia Nourishing Leave In Creamand Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment
Since I have only used these with each other I can’t really give a opinion on how they are separetly. But I can say what I think of the together.
I have used these twice on myself, the first time I took too much product and my hair turned out a little oily (This is the reason I’ve washed my hair twice before this review). The second time however I took a good amount. I started with a little of the Nourishing Leave In Cream and worked that through the hair with my fingers and then I combed through with the Macadamia Oil Infused Comb to distribute the product. After I’d done that I took a little of the Healing Oil Treatment and did the same thing with that. The oil feels pretty thick and I was surprised at how easy it was to work it into the hair. A huge con on the oils bottle is the pump, as you can see on the picture earlier in this post the pump is pretty high above the bottle when it’s opened. This isn’t a problem right now, but if I want to bring it with me somewhere I’m going to have to pump out some of the oil to be able to twist this shut. I prefer the pumt bottles where the pump stays in one place and snaps shut in one direction and open in the other, so you don’t have to pump out a amount of product to shut the bottle(i.e. The Body Shops Hand Wash bottles ). Those kind of pumps can easily open by themself though, but I still prefer them.

Well I think that was all I had to say about these now.
More posts will be up about these.

Ciao

Macadamia Natural Oil

I recently bought some products from Macadamia Natural Oil and I thought I’d show some pictures of what I got.

Macadamia Natural Oil Luxe Intro Collection.
Eight products in small sizes

From left to right
Macadamia Rejuvenating Schampoo
Macadamia Moisturuzing Rinse

Macadamia Healing Oil Spray
Macadamia Healing Oil

Macadamia Deep Repair Masque
Macadamia Nourishing Leave In Cream
Macadamia No Tangle Pre Styler
Macadamia Reviving Curl Cream

It’s a Schampoo, a conditioner, a Spray Oil, an oil, a hair masque, a leave in cream, a detanglig spray and a curl cream.

The box also contained a Macadamia Oil Infused Comb, Here showed together with the Macadamia No Tangle Detangling Brush.

I also bought a Macadamia Oil Infused Paddle Brush which came in a bag together with a small bottle of Macadamia Healing Oil

And then I also bougth two other kits

Macadamia Natural Oil Travel Ki. Contains.
Macadamia Moisturizing Rinse
Macadamia Nourishing Leave In Cream
Macadamia Healing Oil Spray
Macadamia Rejuvenating Schampo

Macadamia Deep Repair masque (envelope)
Macadamia Oil Infused Comb
Bag

And the last Kit

Macadamia Natural Oil Luxe Travel Bag. Contains;
Macadamia Rejuvenating Schampo
Macadamia Moisturizing Rinse
Macadamia Healin Oil Treatment
Macadamia Deep Repair Masque

Macadamia Nourishing Leave In Cream
Macadamia Oil Infused Comb
Bag

So as you can see I bought pretty much, but that’s just so that I can try it properly and give a good review, I will however do a post with my first impression on them some day in the near future.

So far I love the packaging and the smell though.

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Welcome

Welcome to my beauty blog.

I am a swedish girl who really likes make up, skincare, nailcare and other things in the category of beauty.

On this blog I will blog in english about beauty and cosmetics. Basically I will put the same thinge here as in my Swedish Blog But in English.

Hopefully I willhave a post ut later this evening.

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