2 x perfect nude lips

kicks lip cream swatches review

I hope you’re not too bored of nude lipsticks just yet. I know I’m not. Recently I got some new products to try out (as pr-samples) and I found two new perfect nude lipsticks – or actually lip creams. Swedish brand and store KICKS recently came out with lip creams and the shade range is just beautiful. Perfect colors for everyday wear, from warm tones to cool tones.

I bet you already know I opted for the cool tones. 

What’s cool about these lip creams is that they’re named after weekdays. There are seven colors all the way from Monday to Sunday. And don’t worry, the Monday color is beautiful too. Somehow I still chose two colors, that are also my favorite weekdays: Thursday and Friday.

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kicks lip cream friday

Friday is the obvious choice: more often or not it is the start of the weekend. You’ve worked hard all week and you’re ready to log off. Maybe there’s some parties coming up, or just a cozy evening at home with a pizza and a movie. Be it whatever – the Friday lip cream suits any occasions. It’s a darker nude color with cool purple (but also red?) undertones.

kicks lip cream thursday

Thursday is possibly my favorite day out of the week. There’s no pressure, as it’s not Friday just yet. It’s the perfect day for a romantic dinner or a coffee date with friends. There’s excitement in the air. Thursday lip cream is just like the day: casual, but nice. It makes your lips look beautiful,without trying too hard. It’s a quite light nude color and very cool-toned, so it’s not everyone. I like it on my lips though.

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KICKS Lip Cream review

I like the consistency in these. The lip creams are packed with pigment, but they feel smooth and velvety on the lips. The product looks a bit like foam in the tube, but once it touches your lips it turns more watery. These are not matte and they leave a satin finish. That makes them very comfortable on the lips, but also quite long lasting. You may need to fix your makeup after eating, but then again the colors are nude, so they wear off quite naturally.

Even though these are not matte, you don’t necessarily need to line your lips when using these. I don’t use a lip liner with these (and didn’t for the photos either), and I don’t need to. The product doesn’t run to the fine lines, but stays and locks in right where you put it.

The simple packaging is nice – looking at the tube you wouldn’t necessarily know that these are from a very affordable brand.

All in all, it’s no wonder that these quickly became one of my favorite lip products.

Sadly, KICKS doesn’t have an international store. But if you ever visit Sweden, Norway or Finland, make sure to check out their store! It’s one of my favorite places to shop makeup products, as we don’t have a Sephora here in Finland. I still wanted to do this post, as I am Finnish, so I do like to show some of our Nordic brands on my blog too.

What do you think of these colors? And hey – what is your favorite day of the week?

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5 products, that make me happy

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products that make me happy

When it comes to happiness, it’s not just all about that mental state. Money can’t buy happiness – they say, but I think it can. Money can buy little bits of things, that can make us feel just a tiny bit better. It might sound vain, but a lipstick can be a big deal for some. A little bit of foundation or concealer. Having those beautiful eyebrows with your new brow pen. It’s all important stuff and it’s okay to say it out loud: beauty and makeup is about so much more than just looks. It’s about how they make us feel.

It’s all about those little things and beauty products can be a part of those little things. This post is a celebration of those wonderful products, that lift up my spirits every time I wear them. The list goes on, but here are five products, that make me happy. 

I’m wearing all the products on my face in these pictures (except nail polish, which I’m only wearing on my nails).

oh yeahh red lip balm

Oh Yeahh! red lip balm*
Happiness institute? Sign me up! I think this tinted lip balm is fun, because of it’s unique brand. It contains Happiness Boosting Complex, which should lift up your serotonin levels by using three ingredients, that contain high levels of tryptophan, which is a precursor for serotonin. I’m not a scientist, but I like how this keeps my lips moisturized, gives them a bit of color and lifts up my spirits with fun and happy packaging. Oh – and it contains SPF 15, which is a plus.

isadora scuba blue nail polish

IsaDora Wonder Nail extra long lasting nail polish, 757 Scuba Blue*
I found this on a sale rack and immediately fell in love with the color. It just called my name. It is a gorgeous pale blue color, which gives me an instant summer rush. I love IsaDora’s nail polishes and  I have a bunch of them in this fast-drying formula. They are definitely my favorite nail polishes, because they have great pigment, they are easy to apply with a wide brush and they do dry very fast.

too faced candy glow blush

TooFaced Sweetheart Blush, Candy Glow*
 I remember when I ordered this from French Sephora along some other things – I thought the packaging was so pretty and the color looked like something I could wear everyday. I was right! This cute little blush is always on my makeup table, so that I can admire it and have an easy access to it, since I use it so often. The color is a mixture of warm and cool leaning more to warm.  It is a great everyday color for me, with some shimmer and glow as well.

zuii organic highlighter

Zuii Organic Diamond Sparkle Blush, Berry
I already showed you my favorite highlighter on this highlighting tutorial, but I just had to include it here as well. You just can’t be sad applying this product. It’s a beautiful shimmery highlight, which adds that beautiful finishing touch, leaving me smiling to my reflection.

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Bronzer – DIY mix from Clarins Splendours bronzer & Zuii Organic Diamond Sparkle Blush, Peach & Z palette
This bronzer is special, because I kind of made it myself. My original bronzer, which was from Clarins, got broken, so I had to get creative. I broke all the product to a fine dust, applied some shimmer to it and mixed and pressed it back together with alcohol. I actually used my brush cleansing spray, since it contains mostly just alcohol. Depotting broken powders is surprisingly easy (but messy). Anyway – the reason this makes me particularly happy, is the fact that I’m using it again. You see, I don’t wear bronzer necessarily all year round. But as soon as we get closer to Summer, I take this out and give some summery glow to my skin.

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What product made you happy lately?