Nice things

nice things blog

I’m back from my holiday – hello! Good to be back. And as an update, I only got one mosquito bite, so we can conclude, that the new machine works. And also, that I was quite hysterical about bugs on our Lapland trip, successfully though.

One day I got two nice things from the mail, and I got very inspired to take photos of them. One thing led to another and I decided to gather together some things, that are very nice.

By the way, I once met a girl whose last name was Nice. I said to her, that that was nice. She agreed, that it was indeed nice. It was awkward, and I can only imagine how many times she had heard that.

personalized marble phone cases

Personalized marble phone cases Shop here*

Yes, I’m that person, who wants her name on things and then wears those things. My sister tried to convince me to come up with some Finnish word for the cases, but I stood my ground and went with Charkku. That is my nickname and almost everyone, who knows me, calls me that.

I wanted to show these cases here, because I was very impressed with their quality. I think it’s pretty cool you can get two phone cases with your own text, for £10,42, with free postage from Ebay.

melvita youthful fluid

Melvita Youthful Fluid Shop here*
I got this fluid as a pr-sample, and it was love at first sight. This light fluid moisturizer is perfect for my skin. It contains argan oil, which you know, seems to be the solution to almost anything. It’s not only anti-ageing, but it’s also acne friendly. Argan oil is a friend, whoever you are. And when it’s combined to this awesome consistency and a beautiful (and handy!) packaging, I really have no complaints. I use this as a lotion, and especially during summer it’s enough for me as it is, but sometimes I use it as a serum, and apply some other moisturizer on top of it.

mac girl about town lipstick

MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick, Girl About Town Shop here*
MAC lipsticks are nice. And this bright pink shade, Girl About Town, is very nice indeed. But I’m gonna make an exception here, and tell you, that I also kind of dislike MAC lipsticks. I have a weird relationship with them – on the other hand, I love their packaging, their scent and the good quality of them (great pigment, and smooth consistencies). But then again, they dry out my lips. Not like crazy, but enough, that I notice it. Even my Cremesheen one does that. I’m wondering – am I the only one? Have you tried MAC lipsticks, and noticed that?

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Cosmopolitan magazine

I started a collaboration with Finnish Cosmopolitan and I will be receiving magazines for some time now. Yay! It’s been ages, since I ordered any magazine. There’s just something nice about having a physical magazine, that you can read – and perhaps enjoy a nice cup of coffee with it. You’ll hear my opinion on the magazine and it’s content later on.

Now – I challenge you to tell me one nice thing from your day!

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.

charlotta eve lifestyle beauty

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.

kicks lip cream swatches thursday friday

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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