Date night makeup tutorial x 3

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Date night makeup can and should be anything that makes you feel sexy and good. I think a full glam look with a smokey eye is an awesome choice for a date, but it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. I wanted to challenge myself a bit when it comes to my typical date look, so I created three date looks that have a bit of pink or red in them. You know, with Valentine’s Day around the corner and all that.

 

Date night makeup looks

From dark plum to soft pink, here are my date looks with tutorials!

Tip: when you want the colors to really compliment you, choose either warm or cool tones depending on your undertone. Cool tones for cool undertones and warmer tones for warm undertones. You can also pair cool and warm colors together to balance the look a bit. I, for example, tend to look better in warm tones, so I tried adding warmth to all the looks. That said, some of the cool colors still clash with my warm hair and skin a bit. But I just really wanted to focus on some cool colors for a change, because they can look amazing especially if you have cooler blonde hair or more of a neutral skin tone. And in a way, this is a personal preference. If you think a certain color looks good on you (cool or warm), go ahead and wear that.

Plum lips with pink glitter eye makeup

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pink eye makeup plum lips

Products
IsaDora Active All Day Wear Lipstick, Sweet Plum
Colourpop Bitti Palette
*Zoeva Rose Golden Vol.1 Complete Brush Set
*Coastal Scents flat brush

Pink glitter eye makeup tutorial

pink glitter eye makeup tutorial

Bright pink lips with minimal eye makeup

bright pink lips makeup

pink lips date makeup

This pink lipstick from Too Faced is super bright and super beautiful. Perfect for a little power lip moment!

Here is an older look, where  I wore the lipstick with a super warm eye look and a white top. I think it looks even better here.

Products:
Lily Lolo Laid Bare Eye Palette
Ecotools flat brush
*Zoeva Rose Golden Vol.1 Complete Brush Set
Too Faced Melted Matte It’s Happening

*Rellery Pearl threader earrings

Simple eye makeup tutorial

simple eye makeup tutorial

This eye look is as simple as it gets. I used just shimmer colors all over the eye. The darkest color goes in the outer corner and lightest color in the inner corner. Waterproof mascara holds the curl and finishes the look. All done!

 

Soft natural makeup

soft makeup for a date

soft date makeup

Okay now we’re really at my comfort zone. I just really love soft, natural looks like this one. Plus I love glossy lips! Another big thing about this look is the glow. I used my favorite liquid highlight on the cheekbones to really make them pop and glow from within.

Products:
IsaDora Single Power Eyeshadows in Mocha Bisque, Pink Sand & Glossy Diamonds
*Zoeva 230,225 & 237 brushes
*Zoeva Rose Golden Vol.1 Complete Brush Set includes them all
IsaDora Hydrating Lip Oil, Soft Pink
*Bareminerals BarePro Glow, Joy

*Rellery Pearl choker

soft eye makeup tutorial

For this eye look I also have a video tutorial – check out this Reel on my Instagram to see it in action!

soft makeup for a date

Any plans for Valentine’s Day? What look is your favorite?¬†

Pregnancy diaries: Weeks 30-38

 

Week 30+0

As I’m writing this, the baby pushes my belly on both sides of my navel. Its slightly distracting, as if I weren’t thinking about her already. My thoughts are more and more in the birth and a life that is gonna be so different from what I’m used to. But I’m happy to feel her move. The other day I experienced the first panic of not feeling her move for a while. Luckily after a while she started her usual shenanigans. Last night I also woke up to a first painful contraction. Lots of firsts!

I’ve been more moody than before. It doesn’t take much for me to cry. My hunger has also reached a new level. It’s crazy to think how fast the baby is growing in size now, so no wonder I’m craving for the extra calories. (Luckily it’s Christmas time and there’s always quick calories available in chocolate, ha ha). Other symptoms I could list are leukorrhea (can’t remember the last time I had to buy pantyliners), heartburn and tiredness.

Week 31+0

Dear baby girl, I love to feel you move, because it gives me a peace of mind. However, it does sometimes hurt, just a bit. You’re getting bigger. And yet you’re still so small. I can’t wait to have you in my arms.

This week I’ve been fighting with my mind. My body has required a lot of rest and I have struggled with accepting that. I don’t know if rest or exercising is what my body wants or needs. I don’t know if I’m making things worse by not moving. Then again, exercising hasn’t felt good and throughout this pregnancy I’ve tried to listen to my body. I guess I’m doing my best. And that should be enough.

Yesterday we attended an online birthing class and I’m actually feeling quite calm and trusting about childbirth. Funny how feelings change.

Week 36+.

Weeks 31-34

Weeks are going by so fast. The bump has grown so much. It feels massive, even though there’s still weeks to go. I’ve been quite tired. I get contractions (Braxton-Hicks) daily. Sometimes I wonder how much is normal. Other times they almost prevent me from walking. It doesn’t matter if I walk, sit or lay on the bed though, they happen when they happen.

This week I had to buy some new maternity pants. I have actually outgrown three of my maternity pants, which came as a surprise. Since living in this body has become more uncomfortable and anything that makes me feel better mentally or physically is a bonus, I figured buying new pants is acceptable. I found some really nice pants from H&M that can be worn also after pregnancy. If and when I get a lot of use out of the pants, it justifies the not-so-sustainable brand choice.

The nightly wake-ups have increased. Even a slight pressure (the need for peeing) feels very uncomfortable and it wakes me up.

The other night I slept poorly, stressing about the position of the baby. She isn’t yet head down and that worries me, as I would prefer to give birth naturally, having her be in the best position for that. But as Risto said, one way or the other, we’re gonna get the baby into our arms. And that’s true. It doesn’t matter how she is born, just that she is healthy. Why do I feel the need to control things I can’t control?

We got a new drawer for the baby and our bedroom is almost ready for the little one.

Week 37 and the hospital bags ready to go.

Week 38 – would you come out?

Weeks 36-38

On week 36 I learned that the baby is in position, ready to roll. I realize now that she might have been that way for a while, but since she’s quite active, I just couldn’t tell which way she was in there. Needless to say, this was a big relief, but also it makes me look forward to her birthday all the more.

Today 38 weeks are full and as my sister said, “the last torture” is here. I’m feeling quite desperate at times, depending on the day. I’m so ready to have this baby out, it’s not even funny. Now – how does it feel when the baby’s head is down there and low, you ask me? Like you have constant pressure between your legs and like you need to pee all the time. Also since she’s still growing rapidly, my belly feels huge and heavy. My lower body has started to swell and I don’t recognize my thighs. They also hurt, so you might find me on the bed, legs up, ice on the thighs. There’s also contractions, back and rib pains, heartburn, headache, you name it. It’s something every day.

Overall, I’m feeling like a stranger in my body. In a way it has been like this the whole pregnancy – not being in control of your own body. But the process is even faster now in the last month. I can’t wait to have my body back – or at least be alone in it. Once again I’m so thankful for not going through this alone. I have the loveliest support group of other expectant mothers, my sisters (who happily welcome my complaining) and I have Risto, who every day reminds me how beautiful I am and how well I’m coping with the pregnancy.

Since it’s just two weeks until the due date, it makes me think of this whole journey here. What a crazy amazing road it has been both physically and mentally. I have both lost a lot of weight and then got a lot back. My body has transformed. I think my mind also a bit. I have read baby books and reflected back on my childhood. I have made plans on my mind for three. I have been amazed of my body’s ability to care for a child.

It feels like an eternity since I got the positive result on the test. How my body trembled and tears just poured on my face. How far away February then felt. Yet here we are and the little bean that we first called Blueberry, is suddenly nearly three kilos and it shouldn’t be long (even though it feels like another eternity) until we get her in our arms and we really see her for the first time.

How exciting, nerve-wrecking, frustrating and wonderful this all is. In our soon nine years together with Risto, we have had all kind of adventures. All kinds of difficult and wonderful situations we have lived through. But I think this will be the biggest adventure of our lives. The kind, which doesn’t fly us to a tropical beach or have anything to do with something superficial. I think… Well. I have no idea what we’re getting into, but we make a pretty good team and I can’t wait to find out.

 

Love, Charlotta

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