Window 18 – 2017

Today I got… 

The ritual of ayurveda balancing shower gel, and almond hand and nail manicure cream. 

So, this is the third (and final, to my knowledge) hotel product, previously I’ve gotten shampoo and a bar soap. I had guessed that there’d be a conditioner, but I was wrong. So now I can try the shampoo. So that will be really interesting. I’m looking forward to trying this shower gel too, the ayurveda scent is my favourite put if the scents I’ve tried. I wish the bed and body mist I got was this scent, I love it as a sleep scent.

The hand cream is great, I haven’t used the almond products for a while, but I used to use them every time I did a manicure. The scent is not overpowering and the cream is light but still moisturises well, also really pleasant as a cuticle cream. 

Ciao 

New purchases

Today these things entered my home.

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A depend gel polish kit.
This contains a LED-lamp, before/after cleaning solution, base coat and top coat. And of course instructions. You need to buy remover and colours separately, so…
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I got french white and french pink pearl as colours and also remover oil.

The results from this is supposed to last for 2-3 weeks, which is why I went with colours to make a french manicure since that always works.

There was 2 different removers, one where you wrap each nail in foil after applying the remover and this oil remover. I felt like the remover oil might be better for the nails and skin.

I’ll try this kit right away. I will take pictures, but I might wait with posting more about this kit until I’ve gotten the hang of it and know how long it’ll hold.

Ciao

Peacock green.

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Yesterday I finally hot my hands on a polish I’ve been wanting for a little while.
The polish is Mavala’s Peacock Green.
I spotted this when I was walking around town and since I’ve been looking for a green polish for what feels like an eternity, I fell instantly. And now it’s mine.
It’s a beautiful shimmery green, it’s lighter than in the picture and looks really good to my skintone.

Ciao

New years planning

Hi everybody. Sorry about bad update, but I’ve just wanted to relax now around christmas.

Today I was in town to look for clothes to New Years Eve, I came home with two pair of black pumps, one envelope bag, a strapless long dress and a new freebra since mine was both two sizes (!) too small and had lost the glue.

My new years ensemble is entirely in black, so I’m thinking of how to do my make up and my hair.
Right now the plan is doing champagne/golden nails, a golden shimmery smokey eye and red or nude lips. And maybe put my hair up in a french twist.
What do you think? Anyone have any other ideas?

Pictures will be up on my look. I’m really bad at remembering to take pictures before leaving my house, but if I don’t I’ll try taking at the party.

Ciao

Window Number 13 – 2012

Behind the 13:th window we had.

Lucka 13 Stängd

Almond Hand and Nail Cream – 100 ml

Lucka 13 Öppen

I’ve used this hand cream before and I really like it. It moisturizes well and the scent isn’t too strong. I also use this as a cuticle cream.
I have had two small tubes of this and gace one to my mother, the other one is about half empty. I also have the Almond Hand and Nail Butter. But usually I carry a hand cream in my bag. so this one is really nice to have.
I prefer using the wild rose one, but since that’s heavily scented the almond one is better for carrying around.

Ciao

Nails and Nail Challenges

I’ve been looking through a few blog with these nail challenges and I’m thinking of doing one.
However I don’t think that “red” is a nail challange so I’m going to put together a nail challange by myself.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
I want things that are more of a challenge than “red” or “yellow”
More like “cupcake” or “snowmen”.

I don’t know if ut will be a daily for a month or weekly for a year yet. Depends on the amount of suggestions I get in.
So write in the comments, what you can think of or want to see.

Ciao

Cupcake Nails

I were taking care of my nails today and were thinking about making them red. But my friend Miranda wanted me to do cupcake nails. So here they are. This is before i removed excess polish from my fingers.

   

I decided to show both mmy left and right hand. Usually I fail on my right hand, but I’m pretty hapy with these.
The purple polishes, the bue and the bright pink one are Depend Polishes and the white and light pink  ar from E.L.F
The basecoat is from O.P.I and then I used first O.P.I Top coat  then Seche Vite Fast drying Top Coat.

I usually don’t do nail art on myself. So we’ll see how long this gets to stay on.

Ciao

Winter is Coming – Hand Guide


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I’m continuing my Winter is coming Series with a hand guide.
So here are a few tips on how to take best care of your hands and nails, aswell as some product tips.
Just like the lip post I’ll start with care and then products. But I’ll put them in the same post this time.

Your hands are really exposed to weather, and with smartphones the gloves you use during cold months are taken of all to often because of the touchscreens. So it’s important to take care of your hands. It’s important to take care of the entire body, but hey, this is a hand post.

Care

1. Moisturize
The biggest problem during winter is that your hands get dry. some people get so dry that they even get cracked skin and skin that flakes off.
So it’s important to keep your hands moisturized.
I usually have two moisturizers, one thicker that I use in the evening and one “normal” if I need more during the days.
But don’t overdo it. Don’t moisturize after every wash. Moisturize when you feel that it’s needed. If you over moisturize the skin on yor hands gets used to it and might get even drier.

2. Soap Free Cleanser
Soap is drying for your hand, so invest in a hand wash thats soap free and caring/moisturizing.

3. Dont Forget The Nails
Your nails also need moisture, a good citicle oil or cream can take care of that.

4. Cover
When your outside. Make sure to wear gloves to protect from the cold and the wind.

5.  Nighttime
The nighhours are perfect for extra moisturizing. Get a thicker moisturizer, coat your hands with it and put on a pair of thin cotton gloves to lock the moisturizer onto your hands instead of it going all over your sheets. if you want you can also use plastic gloves or bags.

Products

Moisturizer

The Body ShopWild Rose Hand Cream
The Body Shop –  Almond Hand & Nail Cream
The Body Shop  –Hemp Hand Protector

All Of Them
They all come in aluminium tubes that are easy to carry with you and easy to use. All of them sinks into the skin fast and they are really moisturizing

Pros
Easily absorbed
Nice Packaging
Moisturizes well
Feels really nice on the skin.
A little goes a really long way.

Cons
The first time you open the tube the pressure can push out more product than needed.
The tube can get soggy if you’re not careful.

The Body ShopWild Rose Hand Cream
This one is for Mature skin and can helpagainst color-changes in the skin. It smells like roses but the scent is pretty strong. I dont mind but it’s worth mentioning.

Pros
Smells good.

Cons
Can smell a bit to strong.

The Body Shop –  Almond Hand and Nail Cream
This one is for all skin types. It has a nice scent that’s pretty discreet. I’d recomend this one if you need one for a workplace or such. This one also cares for your nails so you
can massage this on your cuticles to.

Pros
Cares for both Nails and Hands
Smells less than the rose one but still nice

Cons
I don’t know if this is just me, but I feel this one is oilier than the rest so it feels wetter on the hands.

The Body Shop  –Hemp Hand Protector
This one is for dry skin and it’s more moisturizing that the other two. The scent however is not nice, I can’t really eplain it, I just don’t like it. Because of that I rarely use this one.

Pros
Extra moisturizing

Cons
The scent.

DependHandcream Day
Depend – Handcream Night

These are cheaper than The Body Shop Creams but works really good to. The scent is easiest described as handcream and is pretty discreet. I don’t usually like depends products, but I got a sample of the daycream and found it nice, so when I could buy the daycream and get the nightcream for free, I did.

Pros
Moisturizing
Smells discreet but still nice
Feels nice
Quickly absorbed (daycream)

Cons
The Packaging. These kind of tubes are nice but these get really suggy with product.

The Body ShopWild Rose Nourishing Hand Butter
The Body Shop –  Almond Hand & Nail Butter
The Body Shop  –Hemp Intenseive Hand Butter

All Of Them
They all come in tubs. I think the packaging is nice and they are easy to handle. These are more moisturizing than the Hand Creams so I usually use these when I’m in need of more moisture, and i use one of these at night. Wich one depends on what I feel like and how my hands feel. The Almond one is always a part of my manicure routine though. These linger on the skin for a while so they are not suitable if your in a hurry.

Pros
Nice Packaging
Moisturizes well
Feels really nice on the skin. (even more than the creams
A little goes a really long way.
Easy tubs to open/close.

Cons
As always with tubs, they can get disgusting since dust, hair and other things can stick to the creams when the lid is off

The Body ShopWild Rose Nourishing Hand Butter
This one as well as the cream is for Mature skin and can help against color-changes in the skin. It smells like the hand cream, maybe slightly stronger.

Pros
Smells good.

Cons
Can smell a bit to strong.

The Body Shop –  Almond Hand and Nail Butter
This one is for all skin types. It smells like the Cream and also treats the citicles and nails as well as the hands.

Pros
Cares for both Nails and Hands
Smells less than the rose one but still nice

Cons
I think this ine can feel to runny somtimes, depending on the temperature in the room

The Body Shop  –Hemp Intensive Hand Butter
As well as the cream it’s for dry skin and is more moisturizing than the others. But it still has that same smell. I usually use this one as a night treatment once a week.

Pros
Extra moisturizing

Cons
The scent.

Cleanser

The Body Shop Wild Rose Caring Hand Wash
The Body Shop  Almond Conditioning Hand Wash

Not much to say about these individually, They smell like the other products from the same range, slightly weaker rose scent.
These work really good, they lather nicely and feel caring. I love the twist packaging though, you don’t have to pump out products to close the pumps, you just twist.

Pros
Soap Free
Cleans well
Feels Caring
Smells good.

Cons
Don’t have any

Nails

Rosebud Perfume Co – Rosebud Salve
Depend Avocado Cuticle Oil

And Lastly products for the nails.

Rosebud Perfume Co – Rosebud Salve
I normally use this as a lip balm, but I tried it on my cuticles and its nice. i only use ut as a touch up if I’m in a hurry though.

Pros
Smells nice, like Roses
If massaged in it’s not to greasy.
An okay moisturizer
The packaging looks nice

Cons
The tub can be pretty hard to open, espescially with cold hands, and it can get really disgusting.

Depend Avocado Nail Oil
Again a Depend product I like. But I’m still looking for other Cuticle Oils. This comes in a small glas bottle with a dropper in it for easy application. I try using this daily, but normally I only use it one to three times a week. I don’t take the time to massage this in every day since I prefer to massage for a minute on each finger and then massage a cream for a minute on each finger so the products sinks in well.. Sure it’s a total of around 25 minutes each day. But I have a hard time taking the time for it.
But massaging a nail oil on is a great way to care for your nail since it also makes the growing nail stronger. It takes a little while to absorb, but if you massage every finger with the oil and then a cream for a minute each you can just wipe the residue off.

Pros
Easy to apply
A faint neutral scent

Cons
Can rub of on everything if you do something while your nails are greasy.

Well that concludes the Hand Post

Here are the earlier posts in my winter is coming Series
Winter is Coming – Lip guide Part 1, Care
Winter is Coming Lip Guide, Part 2, Products

Essie Really Red

As i mentioned yesterday I bought two new polishes.

Firstly we have a picture of the polishes

Licorice and Really Red

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I painted my nails with really red today, the first thing i noticed was how wide the brush is.
    

The brush is about the same size as Isadora’s Nail polish brushes. Slightly bigger than O.P.I’s
And I must say, I’m not a huge fan of wide brushes. Usually because the only nail were I dont hit the skin outside the nail on is the thum. I think it’s just a matter of getting used to it. I have however always hated wide brushes when I’m painting my pinky.

Now over to the polish.

It’s like every other polish, maybe slightly runnier in the texture but not too runny.
It was pretty easy to paint on the nail and covered fine in two layers. I used three however.

Here’s the result

As a first impression I like this polish, but I’ll have to give it time too see how it stays.

Ciao