Something exciting is happening – my blog is moving

Hello you lovely people. I don’t know how to put this to words really so let’s just blurt it okay? My blog is moving. I am nervous and stressed but at the same time so happy and excited.  I have been working for this change for a long time now and finally all the pieces are coming together. My time with WordPress has come to an end, it offered me a great base for (almost) two years but now I feel like I need change and well, upgrade. Nouw is offering so much better deal than WordPress and in overall I feel like that site is more full of blogs, content and people similar to me.

Nothing else is changing really expect my site address which is nouw.com/ughmango for now. My own domain is still on it’s way. My content will be same as it has been: fashion, beauty and so much more.

I hope you all understand and give a chance for my ‘new’ blog which you can also follow (wink wink), and please note that you don’t have to be a member in now to be able to follow me. I will be following lots of you via e-mail, so no worries you won’t get rid of me.

I guess that is all I wanted to say. Thank you so much for everyone who has been part of my blogging journey here, I hope all the best for you and I hope to see you in my new blog too. Now it’s time for my new adventure! Cheers!

Jasmin

Please check out my new blog post where I talk about fanny bags https://nouw.com/ughmango/fanny-bags-are-back-back-again-34145892

My high-end beauty products | Are they worth the money?

My high-end beauty products | Are they worth the money?

High-end beauty products are usually thought as the products of better quality. And that’s a shame because there are lot of products out there with such a huge price but bad quality. Drugstore products are usually just as good as high-end beauty products. For example I own quite a few Chanel lipsticks but do they differ from Maybelline, well not much at least. Chanel’s packaging is beautiful and yes overall they look expensive but the product is just as good as Maybelline’s. But don’t get me wrong I do love the feeling when I spend money for makeup and get such an amazing quality in return. I do own quite a few high-end beauty products and I would die for some of them but some were just waste of money. So in this post we are gonna take a look at my top three high-end beauty products and then three products that are not worth the money in my opinion. Shall we start?

Oh and by the way, I consider all the products that are not sold in Finnish drugstores as high-end products. I know that some of  you probably don’t see all of these brands as high-end beauty brands.

Not worth the money

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First let me introduce you a Photo Finish Foundation Primer by Smashbox. I really want to like this product but I just don’t. I feel like it does absolutely nothing, there is no difference in my skin when I wear it. And even though it’s supposed to be oil free, my skin still feels oily after I apply it. It’s weird I know.

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Next on my not worth the money list is Hoola Bronzing Powder by Benefit. I also really wanted to love this product when I bought it because a) everyone said so many good things about it and b) I absolutely love Benefit in overall. But this just wasn’t for me. The shade was so orange that I couldn’t use it. No matter how little I applied it, it just didn’t look good on my skin. But I guess that’s just my pale skin and I am pretty sure this product works for other skin tones better.

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And last on the list is this gorgeous Naked 2 palette by Urban Decay. And as much as I love love love the shades, they fall out SO much it’s not even funny. I have tried all tips and tricks to help the fall out but no there is always big amount of shimmer on my cheeks. It’s very frustrating. I know other make up brands make similar palettes for better prices and their quality is much better. I for example have switched to morphie because their palettes are bigger, better and there is so little fall out if any.

Definitely worth the money

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Now first on my ‘definitely worth the money’ list is Mac lip products. Especially their matte lipsticks, but I also do love their lip pencils as well. I think that everyone who have ever tried Mac can agree that these are absolutely amazing. The shades are stunning and there is a colour for everyone. Also the lipsticks and especially their lip pencils are very long lasting (as good as a lipstick can be) and so creamy on the lips. My ultimate favourite shade is velvet teddy.

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Since the Hoola bronzer wasn’t a perfect match for my skin I had to move on and find another one. It took me a while before I got my hands on this beauty by Too Faced. It’s their Soleil Matte Bronzer in shade milk chocolate. The shade is perfect soft brown which doesn’t look orange at all on my face. Oh and how long lasting it is… Just perfect in every way.

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And last but not least on my must have list is this stunning Becca highlight in shade Moonstone. This is for sure one of my best purchases ever, I am absolutely in love with it. It gives such a perfect shine for my face with such a good pigment, it doesn’t look tacky or glitter-ish. I definitely recommend this if you are ready to put little more money on a highlight, it’s worth it.

So there you have my little list of favourite high end products and then not so much favourites haha. I have so many others I would and would not recommend but maybe next time. Let me know if you have tried any of these products and what you think of them! Until next time.

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

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Four lipsticks I couldn’t live without

Four lipsticks I couldn’t live without

Like many other girls, I enjoy putting on makeup. It’s a part of my daily routine and  since I am more natural at work I like to look more put together in my free time. And as much as I love doing beautiful eyeshadow or applying highlight, lipstick is my favorite part of makeup.

Over a year ago I wrote a blog post about my favorite lipsticks but since new favorites come along every now and then I thought it was a good time to update and show you my current favorites. As known as the lipsticks I couldn’t live without. So let’s get into it yay!

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Mac lipstick in shade Velvet Teddy |  Nyx lip liner in shade Natural

Let’s start with my ultimate favorite of them all. Mac lipstick in shade velvet teddy. It’s beautiful beige color that goes with my every outfit and every mood.  And since I am one of those people who just can’t apply lipstick evenly Nyx lip liner in shade natural is a perfect match for this lipstick. They are my two go-to lip products that I seriously couldn’t live without.

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Everyone needs that one perfect nude shade right? by Bobby Brown is mine. It’s very light and soft on my lips as you can see from the picture. And that is why I love it, it’s one of those shades you reach for when you just NEED lipstick but don’t want it to pop out too much. The shade is called Bare Pink and it was a limited edition so they don’t sell it anymore.

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Kat Von D Studded Kiss in shade lolita

When I first bought this lipstick I thought it was a beautiful cold brown shade but once I applied it on it turned out to be very lilac. Since then I have had such a huge love-hate relationship with it. Lilac is something that I don’t usually go for but right now I am absolutely loving how it looks on my lips. But believe me, there has been phases when I couldn’t stand the color. Hah I am guessing the shade is more for winter season than summer that is why I am currently loving it.

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Mac lipstick in shade Mehr | Mac pencil in shade Soar

Then last but not least my newest arrival. I have had my eyes on this exact shade for so long and couple months ago I finally got it as a birthday present from my sister. Mac describes this shade as a soft dirty blue pink but on my lips it’s much more dark and toning more towards red than pink. And I think that is why I really love it.

So there you have my top four lipsticks. As you can see I go matte all the way and bright colors are not really my thing. Brown and nude shades all the way! Can you relate or do you guys go for more colorful shades? Oh and please let me know what are your favorite lipsticks! I would love to have some recommendations.

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

Let’s admire my beauty advent calendar

Let’s admire my beauty advent calendar

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When I was a kid the most existing thing about christmas was the fact that every morning when you woke up you were allowed to eat a little piece of chocolate that came from your advent calendar. And now even though I am all adult and grown december is not december without a christmas advent calendar. I was planning on buying that good old chocolate calendar but then I came across this beauty and yes my friends, it was time to ditch the chocolate and switch the advent calendar game a little.

And honestly guys this calendar is such a game changer. I have never seen anything as beautiful and aesthetically pleasing. It’s so pretty that I seriously didn’t want to open the doors to ruin the look of it. But um, obviously I got over that hehe.

The calendar is by Finnish skincare brand Lumene. I have always loved their products because a) they have such a good quality b) all the ingrients are from finland and c) as i already said their products are so pleasing for the eye. They have relieved all the products that the calendar includes but I honestly want to be surprised when I open the boxes so all I know is that there is lots of skincare products and some beauty products.

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Behind the first door I got a glow boost drops that you are supposed to apply on your clean and fresh face. I have tried them once now, and holy moly the smell is absolutely amazing. Behind the second door I got a beautiful nail polish in the shade On the Beach. It’s such a nice soft pink color.

And that’s all I have opened so far. Please let me know if you would like to see a full review of all the 24 treats once I have tried them. Because I would be more than happy to do it yay.  Thank you for reading, hope you all have had a lovely start of december!

 

 

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

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Beauty empties | Let’s review my trash

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I have seen these posts going around for so long now and I find them really interesting because people are always honest when it comes to their trash right? So I started to collect my dear beauty trashes so I could review them for you. Now since I have quite a few of them let’s take a look shall we?

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Lumene Matt Control Oil-fee Foundation – The coverage of this product is perfect for me, not too cakey but it still hides all my imperfections. I use this at work in daily basis which means five times a week, and the product is so long lasting (I have had it for over six months)!! Would I Repurchase? – YES

Lumene Under Eye Concealer – My under eyes are such a problem. There are always dark circles and veins everywhere no matter how much I sleep. This product seriously does huge difference , I absolutely love it.  Would I Repurchase? – Absolutely yes

Lush Let the Good Times Roll – This face scrub/cleanser is one of my favorite products ever from Lush (and I have tried like half of them). It smells like heaven and oh how gentle it  is on my skin leaving it soft and smooth. Would I Repurchase? – Yes

Dermosil Scalp Caring Shampoo – My scalp is so problematic, always itchy or red or dry. I have tried million different shampoos and this was the first one that actually calmed my scalp. I couldn’t go a shower without it. Would I repurchase? – Yes

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Anastasia Beveryly Hills Brow Wiz – First I loved this. It defined my brows just fine, but I slowly started to dislike it as I just couldn’t get as sharp lines and brows with it as I wanted to so I switched to their dip brow.  Would I Repurchase? – No sorry ABH

The Body Shop Aloe Calming Foaming Wash – This one is my favorite of all the facial wash products that I have ever tried. The foam is so soft and gentle on my skin which I absolutely love. It leaves my skin clean (obviously) and hydrated. Definitely recommend trying. Would I repurchase? – YES YES YES

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer – First I absolutely loved this, it felt like it actually did a difference if I applied it or not. But now as I have used it for months I have learned that it doesn’t do big difference so it’s definitely not worth the money.  Plus it kinda feels oily on my skin even though it’s oily free?? Would I repurchase – No

Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Shower Foam – Okay this smells SO GOOD. It smells like floral heaven and yes I already said that about the Lush product but this is even better. This is what I want to smell like after every shower I take. And it’s also so soft on the skin. Just perfect. Would I repurchase? – ABSOLUTELY 

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

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My favorite skincare products

My favorite skincare products

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I have never payed that much attention to skin care, I cleanse my face and moisturize but that’s all basically. My skin in clear, healthy and spot free most of the time so I have never really had the need to discover all the skincare products that are out there (even though I know there is no harm doing that, my skin won’t ‘bloom’ forever).  But I do have products that I really love and can’t go without so I thought it would be nice to share them with you.

All these products are made without harming animals. ❤

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Lush – Let the Good Times Roll  

Let’s start with my favorite of them all. A face scrub/cleanser from Lush. I love everything about this product. It smells so lovely, sweet and popcorn-ish with a pinch of cinnamon. It’s really gentle and it leaves my skin so soft and smooth. You can use it on your entire body but since I use it on daily basis I apply it only to my face so it lasts for longer.

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Herbina – Moisturizing face cream 24h | Origins – Active charcoal mask

It took me really long time to find good face cream that actually moisturizes and leaves my skin as soft as little baby’s butt (and not sticky at all). I feel like I tried half of the face creams out there before I came across Herbina. It’s a Finnish skin care brand that uses only natural ingredients. I don’t think I will ever find better face moisturizer than this one.

As I sad at the beginning of this post my face is most of the time spot free but just like everyone else I have bad face days, weeks and months. At that time I lean on Origins’ Active charcoal mask.  It’s deep cleansing and it dries my oily areas (I tend to have oily t-zone). You can feel it working immediately when you apply it on. I love the after feeling on my skin – soft and fresh. I absolutely love it.

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Dermosil – Hand cream walnut

I never see people consisting hand creams in their skin care related posts. Doesn’t hand creams and such things fit perfectly in the box of ‘skin care products’? I don’t know. But  hey hands are important too. Who wants to have dry hands? No one probably. Dermosil’s walnut hand cream is my all time favorite. First of all it smells heavenly and second of all it does miracles for my hands (no joke). It makes my hands soft like little babes butt (yes I did use that description already, no regrets). Also it’s not sticky which is something I can’t stand when applying a cream.

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The body shop – Aloe calming foaming wash

Okay first of all I need to say that I am always in for a product that consists aloe. It just can’t be bad. This facial wash is mild and soap-free, best thing about it is the texture which is lovely soft foam. Since I don’t use that ‘heavy’ makeup this is perfect for my face. It cleanses really gently leaving my skin soft, hydrated and well clean.

Also I know I totally overused the word soft as I described these products but they all just make my skin so soft which is why they are my favorites. 

So that is all about my current skincare products. Have you tried any of these before? If yes please leave your opinions below. Also if you have any good skincare product recommendations I am wide open for them.

 

xoxo

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Huge colourpop lippie haul + reviews

Huge colourpop lippie haul + reviews

I have wanted to try colourpop’s lip products for so long but expensive international shipping and customs duties have kept me from making an order. Once they announced big summer sales, I couldn’t stop myself from buying quite a few lippies. The package  that I received was really pleasing for my aesthetic eye, all the products were packed properly and there was sweet ‘handwritten note’ along small information booklet. I was really happy with it so far but how did I feel about their lippies? Lets see!

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Overall review

All of the liquid lipsticks that I ordered were mini sized Ultra Satin lipsticks. Five of them came in a kit called ‘On a Whim’ and one I got for free. They didn’t dry my lips which was a big plus. Small minus was that some of the darker shades were really hard to apply. It felt like the lipstick just didn’t want to stick everywhere evenly.  Also something that disappointed me was that the shades looked really different on my lips than on the tube. I also ordered their lippie stix and a matching lip pencil, but let’s get into that later. First I want to ramble about the Ultra Satin lipsticks and their shades.

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Left: Stud  Right: Mess Around

Stud –  I was little afraid to try this one on, it looked really orange on the tube and I just don’t rock orange shades. Now that I look at it on my lips I actually really like it.  It’s such a pretty, soft and warm color for summer days. This is the only shade from the collection that colourpop does not make as a full size.

Mess Around – I absolutely love this color. It’s unique and really different from my other nude shades. It turns more towards cold tones than warm (which is something that I usually go for). I can already see myself wearing this a lot especially when the weather gets more cold again.

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Left: Prim Right: Dopey

Prim – I got this as a free sample and I was so happy with it when I swatched it to my hand. I have been searching for a perfect red lipstick and this filled all my needs. I absolutely love how it looks on my lips but it was so hard to apply on and it just smudged all over. But I will live with it because I love the color so much.

Dopey – This shade I thought I would hate but I fell in love with it. It’s really flattering soft pink and oh how easily and evenly it applied on. I think it’s really wearable and anyone could pull it off.

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Left: TooLips Right: Magic Wand

TooLips – This one is way too dark for me. It makes my skin look really pale, which is something that I don’t want especially now that it’s summer. It’s really beautiful purplish shade, I just don’t see myself wearing it.

Magic Wand – This shade is really plain nude and I don’t know if I like it or not. Online the color looked more pink but actually it’s really warm beige.  For me it feels wrong to wear this light color but then again somehow I have ended up putting it on quite a few times already.

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As I earlier mentioned I also bought Colourpop’s lippie stix in shade Boys Town and a matching lip pencil to go with it. The formula of the lippie stix is soft and creamy which I like, but it fades away really easily. The lip pencil in other hand is very pigmented and it leaves clean lines. The shade is such a nice everyday color and definitely my favorite from everything that brought. What a surprise since I am sucker for nice nude shades.

So that’s all about my Colourpop haul/review, hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. What was your favorite shade? Also check out my lipstick favorites if you want to see more of my lipstick rambles (got some killer nude shades there).

xoxo

allekirjoitus2