Eva Garden – high-quality Italian makeup

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I’m always excited when I find a professional brand that lives up to its expectations. Eva Garden is a makeup brand sold by professionals at salons worldwide. The products are packed with pigment, they’re easy to use (I really feel like they blend themselves) and they’re long lasting.

Here’s my thoughts on Eva Garden and three different makeup looks done with the products.

Eva Garden makeup – review

Sophisticated and easy to use. That’s how I would describe this Italian brand. The quality is what I would expect from a professional brand and so is the packaging. The products come in sleek black packaging with a logo on top. The bigger pans have a mirror inside, making them handy for travel.

The products are dermatologically tested (not on animals!) and are mostly unscented. The prices are very reasonable for such high-quality products.

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My favorite products from Eva Garden

The CC Primer in 104 Caramel is the perfect summer product for my skin. You see, this primer truly seems to do it all. It evens out my color, smooths out my skin and absorbs excess oil. I can use it alone or under foundation, but I love the thin cream just by itself. This is honestly all I need for a light base, because I use a concealer for my dark circles or any spots.

The CC/BB cream costs 43€.

The Perfector Concealer in 334 Warm Cookie surprised me with its creamy, mousse-like consistency and its magical ability to hide my dark circles. I guess I finally found a concealer shade that hides my dark circles, plus brightens. Usually I use two concealers, but this manages to neutralize the unwanted colors under my eyes really well!

The Perfector Concealer costs 32€.

eva garden cc primer and perfector concealer before after
Before & after Eva Garden CC Primer 104 and Perfector Concealer 334.

All the powder products within this brand really seem to have something in common and that is the dreamy consistency. What I mean by dreamy is that they are packed with pigment, yet effortless to blend. When I first swatched the products I smiled to myself: this is exactly what I want from my color products.

The Superpearly Bronzer Powder in 905 and blush in 348 Sugar Coral are great summer shades for me. The bronzer is quite dark on my skin however, so with that I need to be more careful. But as I said, these powders blend well, so even if I overdid my bronzing a little bit, I can blend that out. The coral blush was an easy choice for me: it really compliments my tan.

Eva Garden eyeshadows & eye looks

For eyeshadows, I chose three colors: a matte brown 120, a forest green 272 and a sparkly taupe 244. Besides these I got the All In One Twist Up Eyeshadow in Turquoise 361.

The shimmery and sparkly eyeshadows apply really nicely with a finger. When I did a green smokey eye look, I felt like I could have gotten away by just using my fingers and that one shadow.
However, I ended up blending the edges of that shadow a bit with the brown one. I saved a tutorial on my IG Highlights (Eva Garden Looks).

And yes, they also work with a brush. Used however way, I don’t need to worry about blotchy application or too much or too little pigment.


Here’s another smokey eye done with the glittery taupe color, which is so reflective and pretty.

Winged liner with the Eva Garden All In One Eyeshadow

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The Twist Up Eyeshadow is the perfect product for creating a cat eye or winged liner. I like the triangular tip of it, because I can use it to stamp on my wing. It’s especially handy for deep set eyes, which need a different technique in achieving the look. I also demonstrated this on my IG Stories and will save it on the Eva Garden highlights too.

You can also draw a more thin line with this pen – it’s so versatile.

The Twist Up Eyeshadow comes in different colors and costs 27€.

The final product I want to talk about is the Diamond Lip Gloss in 851 Innocente. The shade is a warm red with both warm and cool glitters.

I’ve always loved lip glosses. I mean, what’s not to like? They look multidimensional on the lips, really enhancing your natural beauty, whatever your lip size or shape. Eva Garden’s gloss is moisturizing and it doesn’t dry out my lips – even though it’s very glittery.


Shop Eva Garden products at Neo Hiushuone, Kamppi Helsinki

All in all I’m happy with the Eva Garden products and can warmly recommend them!

I also want to note, how nice (and important) it is to support entrepreneurs. I’ve visited Neo hiushuone monthly now for several years. It’s always nice to go there and see the smiling professionals greeting me.

If you happen to be shopping in Helsinki, make sure to visit Neo hiushuone, where you can explore the products and get help in choosing the right shades. Whether it’s a light base you’re looking for the summer (the CC-cream is match made in heaven!) or some high quality eyeshadows, or anything in-between, do check out Eva Garden.


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Sustainable style from nu-in

nu-in sustainable style fashion review

nu-in sustainable fashion casual style


I recently ordered a few things from a sustainable clothing brand called nu-in. What piqued my interest was their style of doing things: clothes, marketing, the site and transparency. Overall the clothes are quite simple and minimalistic with nice details.

Their price point is really reasonable, which is a nice surprise from a sustainable brand. Here’s some thoughts on nu-in and a little review of my order.

nu-in says that their mission is to create beautiful clothing that doesn’t cost the earth.
The shop is rated “Good” on the good on you app.

Sustainable style from nu-in – My order & experience

Ordering from *nu-in in my experience is easy. Their site is easy to navigate and both refunds and returns work without problems.

One of the things I appreciate in nu-in is that they don’t do sales as their business model. That is awesome, because that helps to minimize unnecessary shopping. Maybe I’m crazy, but I don’t mind to pay the normal price for something. Edit: right now they have sales, but they don’t profit from them and instead donate to Seaspiracy.

Another thing I really value is how easy it is to check the materials of the clothing. I feel like anything other than natural materials in shirts make me sweat like crazy. (I swear I’m not being picky, I actually notice the difference. I can’t be the only one?) So the t-shirts I bought are made from recycled cotton. The recycled material feels really nice: soft and durable.

I have so far done two orders on nu-in. At first the shorts I ordered didn’t fit. So I also know how their return works and that was also quick and easy.

It took a little over a week for my order to reach me (from Portugal to Finland).

nu-in sustainable fashion review my style

When it comes to nu-in’s sizing, it depends on the item. The cropped t-shirts are true to size (I chose XS), but the shorts were a bit tight. Actually, the size S was ridiculously tight in my thighs, so I now have the M size.

*Cropped short sleeve t-shirt (29,90€)
*High waist cycling shorts (59,90€)

Building my style with simple pieces

I’ve started to tone down my wardrobe and it’s been the best decision ever. My style now is casual yet stylish.

I love my high-waisted black pants: they go with everything. High-waisted has been my thing for longer now, so it only made sense to buy a few cropped tees. And I guess that these black biker shorts are my summer take on the black pants.

nu-in sustainable fashion - review & my style
Sustainable style from nu-in.

When it comes to fashion, I think it’s important to learn learn what feels and looks on you. I like comfortable clothes; I rarely wear anything too tight. Another important aspect is colors. Just like I do with my makeup, I think of what colors suit me. I’ve decided that at least white, orange red, electric blue and light colors compliment me.

The light blue t-shirt was a bit of a gamble, but I figured it would be a nice contrast on my warm tones; freckles, my hair and my (fake) tan. I was right and I love how fresh it looks!

black biker shorts outfit


Finally, I want to say that the most sustainable thing you can do is to wear and use what you have. Or look for a second hand alternative at first (my favorite store is Zadaa!). But if I’m gonna buy new, and the reality is that I do from time to time, I like that I have a better option.


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