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?

Look with Naked 3 palette

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look with naked 3 palette

naked 3 palette

I’ve had a love-hate relationship with my Naked 3 palette. Leaning more to hate. I was actually gonna sell it, but somehow as soon as I made that decision, I took the palette and I did my makeup with it.

And then I did my makeup again with it…

… and suddenly it was the only palette I used.

The problem with the palette before was that the shimmery colors lacked pigment. Solution: using them wet or on top of a glitter primer. I can’t believe I didn’t realize this before! In this makeup look I simply just wet my brush before going in with the shimmery colors. Now it works fine! The matte shades in the palette are great and pigmented, so now I don’t really have any complaints about it. I like the cool shades in the palette and it compliments my eyes beautifully.

And we’re very much in love now.

naked 3 palette look

About this makeup look:

This week we had another photoshoot with Susanna and I did my makeup as I’ve done it a lot lately: using this eyeshadow trick I contoured my eyes first, and then I applied a shimmery shade on the lid with a wet brush. I wanted my base to look flawless but glowy, so I first went in with a primer, that gives a beautiful glow. Then I used my Double Wear, which is amazing for photoshoots or special occassions, because it’s full-coverage and super long lasting. I contoured my face using my favorite contour kit and on my cheekbones I used the Zuii highlighter (which is bomb!).  On my lips I’m wearing one of the nude shades from IsaDora. Full product list is below and there are links to the blog posts, if you want to know more about the products.

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Photos & hair –  Susanna Pomèll / Healthyhair 

Products
Missha BB Boomer (blog post!)
Estee Lauder Double Wear, Ecru (blog post!)
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Custard & Vanilla (blog post!)
Everyday Minerals Concealer, Multitasking
Rimmel Loose Powder, Translucent
Jane Iredale GreatShape Contour Kit, Cool (blogpost!)
Zuii Organic Shimmering Powder, Berry

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Naked3
mad4eyebrow brow filler (blog post!)

IsaDora Twist-Up Gloss Stick, Boho Beige ( blog post!)

What do you think of this look?