All posts by Maria Guldbrand

My goals for the new year 🎊 🎇

2017 has ended and this is usually the time where we make new years resolutions but, I’m am not such a firm believer in new years resolution, but I do think about what I want to achieve, and what some of my goals are for the new year. I don’t think we should make new years resolution because we never tend to stick to it.

  • I want to be more outgoing – this has been a goal of mine for many years now, and it is something I work on everyday, so it is not really a new goal but more of eternal goal of mine.
  • I want to take better care of myself – i recently started working out, but I am not so good at eating the right food, so I want to take better care of myself. I want to look into meal prepping.
  • I want to read – I actually love reading but i never sit myself down and do it. I tend to choose netflix over reading.
  • I want to be better at putting blog posts up. I have been neglecting my blog lately. I haven’t put as many blog posts up in 2017 as I wanted. But I love writing content.

These are not a lot of goals, but I don’t want to change myself. And maybe over the year there will be some goals added and maybe some removed. I also don’t want to be to strict about these goals, because then I know, I’m not going to achieve them

Hope you had a great new years eve.
Do you have something that you want to achieve in 2018?

Much love
Maria

 

Classic holiday makeup – Red lip and smokey eyes

This is an example of a classic holiday look. It is simple one the eyes and with a bold lip. Love a classic look like this.

 

 

 

 

 

products i’ve used

Face:
Foundation – Maybelline fit me – luminous+smooth in 115
Concealer –  Makeup revolution ultra cream contour
blush – Rimmel sculpting palette in 003 Golden Bronze
Contour – Makeup Revolution Ultra cream contour
contour – W7 honolulu bronzer
Highlighter –Rimmel sculpting palette in 003 Golden Bronze

Eyes:
Crease color – Matte brown eyeshadow
Crease color – Black shadow
lid color – white shadow
Inner corner – highlighter
Lower lashline – brown and black shadow
Mascara – Maybelline The falsies Push up drama in waterproof

Eyebrows:
Wet’n wild brow kit the lightest brown mixed with the darker powder.
Maybelline brow precise Fiber filler in soft brown

Lips:
Rimmel kate matte lipstick in 110

 

Hope you have a merry christmas.

Much love
Maria

Sourcedbox – December 2017

I have decided to subscribe to sourcedbox again. I have missed it so much. So you can see my post every month, and see what is in the box, and what my thoughts about the box of the month is. On the bottom of the page, there will be a link. It will take you to Sourcedbox’s webpage. If you subscribe to your first monthly box you can save some money, by clicking on the link.

Look at all these yummy snacks!

Vegetable Crisps – Emily Crisps
I love crunchy crisps, these are a good alternative. I have tried their version with banana crisps, and they were so good. This package contain French beans, sugar snap peas and black edamame beans.

Bliss balls – The Bondi kitchen
These are plant protein bliss balls, with nut and a hint of orange. I love the combination chocolate and orange, and it is perfect for christmas.

Mint chocolate/cherry protein bites – SAF
These are chocolate bites with cherry and mint. I work out so this is a perfect after workout snack.

Seed superbar – Naturya
This is a high protein and fiber bar. It is packed with 8 superfoods. So easy to get some superfoods.

Christmas spice chocolate bar – Sourcedbox
This is sourcedbox very own chocolatebar. It is a chocolate bar with spices, orange and raisins. This is so good, it is not to dark, and to light when it comes to the chocolate. The spice and orange flavours are perfect for christmas. I tasted it right away, and it is so good!

Wild blackberry and pear – Sunsoul
This is an energy drink with natural ingredients. made with spring water, fruit and botanicals.

Apple and cinnamon kick banana bar – Snact
A bar with banana, oats and pumpkin seeds, apple, pecans and cinnamon.

Choc omega – Elements for life
Chocolate brownie with nuts, seeds and raw cacao. Just to satisfy your chocolate craving.

Raw millionaire bites – Livia’s kitchen
A chocolate bar with a oat base covered with a  gooey date filling, topped with a thin layer of raw dark chocolate. It sounds so good. And it has caramel in it, and I love caramel!

Berry blend – Porshn
This is a berry blend powder, that are high in vitamin C. You can put this powder in your smoothies or shakes

Click here to see the September box

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Do you want to order you own box? click here

If you subscribe to Sourcedbox through the link above you will receive 15% off your first MONTHLY box. Just to make you aware, that this helps me get a discount on my next box.
I’m am not the only person that can do this. You can even do it! When you subscribe to your Monthly Sourcedbox you get a refferal code. This code can you put anywhere. I wanted to share this with you, in case you wanted to help out a friend or a family member to get a cheaper box.

Much love
Maria

 

Holiday Makeup – Burgundy lips

My favorite season is coming up. December is literally 1 day away. I am so excited. So i have decided to share my holiday makeup with you. I have discovered some new makeup products. I would suggest you to put a lipliner on, because mine was bit wonky. 🙂

 

 

 

 

Products i’ve used:

Face:
Primer – L’oréal Hydra genius for normal to dry skin.
Foundation – Maybelline fit me – luminous+smooth in 115
Concealer –  Makeup revolution ultra cream contour
blush – Gosh cream blush
Contour – Makeup Revolution Ultra cream contour
contour – W7 honolulu bronzer
Highlighter –Rimmel sculpting palette in 003 Golden Bronze

Eyes:
Crease color – light brown shadow
Crease color – brown shadow
Crease color – Black shadow (just a tiny bit)
lid color – (inner corner) Gosh shadow stick
Lower lashline – brown shadow
Liner: W7 eyeliner, But using a thin angled brush. You have so  much better control.
Mascara – Maybelline The falsies Push up drama in waterproof. And L’oréal Paradise Mascara.

Eyebrows:
I havn’t done my eyebrows. I have maybelline’s peel of brow on.

Lips:
Rimmel stay matte lip in plum this show

All my eyeshadows are from this makeup revolution palette(shown in the link below)

I did a review on the Makeup revolution eyeshadow palette click here to see the review.

Much Love
Maria

Makeup of the day. Lashes and liner day.

Trying to master the art of makeup is hard. I am still learning how to put eyelashes on. But the only way i’m going to get better at doing makeup is by doing it. And now that I am looking at the photos I forgot to put mascara on. Ooops 😀

But I just want to tell you that if you aren’t that good at makeup, don’t ever give up. You can be good at as long as you practice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Products i’ve used:

 

Face:
primer – W7 Prime Magic
Foundation – Maybelline fit me – luminous+smooth in 115
Concealer –  Makeup revolution ultra cream contour
blush – Gosh cream blush
Contour – Makeup Revolution Ultra cream contour
contour – W7 honolulu bronzer
Highlighter –Rimmel sculpting palette in 003 Golden Bronze

Eyes:
Crease color – I blended the colors you see where the arrow is. Starting with the lightest color.
lid color – gold shadow
Lower lashline – brown and black shadow and the darkest orange/red color
Liner: W7 eyeliner, But using a thin angled brush. You have so  much better control.
upper waterline – Gosh the ultimate eyeliner in black
lower waterline – Gosh the ultimate eyeliner in black
falsies: Siebel – Star look lashes

Eyebrows:
Wet’n wild brow kit the lightest brown mixed with the darker powder.
Maybelline brow precise Fiber filler in soft brown

Lips:
Rimmel lipstick in 760 ain’t no other

I did a review on the Makeup revolution eyeshadow palette shown above click here to see the review.

Much Love
Maria

Review and swatches of Makeup revolution matte 2 pallette

I have been loving the brand Makeup revolution. I have bought one of the cream contour palette, and I love it. So i decided to buy another one, but this time one of their eyeshadow palettes. I was really drawn to some of the orange/red/burgundy eyeshadow.

Good things:
The eyeshadows are so creamy/soft.
They are not super powdery.
The darker colors are really pigmented.
They blend super easily.
They are buildable.
It has a big mirror.

Bad things:
The lighter colors are not that pigmented.
The palette itself  you can quickly see fingerprints.
The box/packaging that it comes with is orange I would love it, if the palette was orange/red. That way you could easily tell the other palettes apart from each other.

 

 

 

 

 

Swatches goes down. Starting with the white eyeshadow.

 

 

Have you tried anything from makeup revolution? if yes did you like it? Or are you thinking of buying some makeup from them?

Much Love
Maria

My August Favorites

I haven’t really done a favorites of the month. So I have been collected some of my favorite products. The last month have been all about skincare. I have really been trying to collect the skincare products that really have been working out for me.

Btw can you believe it already is september. Like what?!

 


The Body shop drops of youth

The makeup revolution ultra cream contour palette

 

Dove body lotion with tanning(a gradual tanning lotion)

Loreal pure clay cleansing gel

Vaseline Spray moisturiser

Plasir by Matas – Facial mist

Loreal pure clay glow mask

The first product is from The Body Shop. This is what I have to say about the product I LOVE IT. I think this is amazing. It is a liquid peel. It is like nothing I have ever tried before. When you use it, you have to use it in circular  motions, then it starts to clump up, and that is all your dead skin, then you wash it off, and you have this ” new” skin,” and you look so fresh. I use this ones a week.

The next product is from makeup revolution. I watched a youtube video, where someone was talking about makeup revolution, And I decided i had to try it out for myself. There is also a powder version of this, it is a bit different. I was really confused if I should get the powder or the cream version, but I decided to get the cream. because I have been really into cream products.

The next product is a tanning product from Dove, but this is a gradual tanner. which i like a lot better. This looks really natural, and it just give me a sun kissed look, because I am naturally really pale. And I just think it suits me better with a bit of color. I love this one, I have been using this for a long time now. And whenever it is on sale I stock of, but also because it is a really popular product and it sells out quickly.

Loreal cleanser. I been wanting to try this product for a long time. Because i struggle alot with blackheads on my nose. I haven’t been using it for too long to give a full review, but one thing I can tell is that is have made my skin really soft.

Vaseline in a spray form. I tend to forget to moisturise my body. But I find this really easy. What I do is I spray it on ,rub it in, and I feel like it really goes into my skin quickly , and it doesn’t’ make my skin really greasy or anything. I can quickly put on my clothes afterwards.

Plasir by matas. This i from a store called Matas, and it is something you only can get in that shop. But I have been loving this. It makes my skin so glowy and healthy looking. It is so so good. If you can find it, You need to try it out. I am not sure if it would help on oily skin, because I have dry skin.

The last product is also from L’oreal. This is also a product I have been wanting to try for so long. It is a clay masks. I love masks they can do so much. This help with the pores and. It makes your skin feel really clean.

There you go that is my favorite products of August month.

Hope you enjoyed reading

Much love
Maria

Makeup of the day

I am really trying to get better at makeup. I originally wanted to put some lashes on, because I want to be better at applying them, but then I realised that I didn’t have any lash glue. I Know I have really long lashes as it is, but I needed a bit of volume, and of course practice for applying the lashes.

I feel like I tend to stick to brown shadows, but I promise the next makeup look, I will play with some more colors. Because sometimes you have to step outside your comefort zone.

I didn’t apply any mascara on my bottom lashes, and I think it looks okay. And I used my favorite foundation.

 

 

 

 

products i’ve used

Face:
Foundation – Maybelline fit me – luminous+smooth in 115
Concealer –  Makeup revolution ultra cream contour
blush – Gosh cream blush
Contour – Makeup Revolution Ultra cream contour
contour – W7 honolulu bronzer
Highlighter –Rimmel sculpting palette in 003 Golden Bronze

Eyes:
Crease color – Matte brown eyeshadow
lid color – gold mixed with brown
Lower lashline – brown and black shadow
Mascara – Maybelline The falsies Push up drama in waterproof

Eyebrows:
Wet’n wild brow kit the lightest brown mixed with the darker powder.
Maybelline brow precise Fiber filler in soft brown

Lips:
Rimmel The only 1 matte lipstick in 700
Rimmel Oh my gloss in 150 glossaholic

Much love
Maria

Blue eyeliner and orange lips

I feel like summer is almost over. Where I live it has been raining a lot, and I feel like the weather was all over the place this summer. But I must admit I love the month of september, because that is my birthday month. I am just not looking forward to winter, because it gets so cold. i hate cold weather. But maybe that’s because I have a hard time staying warm.

I am trying to get better at doing my eyeliner, and I really feel like a did a good job this time. Padding myself on my back 😀

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“If  you have something that makes you different from everybody else, dont ever change”

 

Have you been enjoying summer, and what is the weather where you live? i would love to now.

products i’ve used

Face:
Face: Plasir by Matas – Perfect tinted moisturizer
Concealer –  Makeup revolution ultra cream contour
blush – Gosh cream blush
Contour – Makeup Revolution Ultra cream contour
contour – W7 honolulu bronzer
Highlighter –Rimmel sculpting palette in 003 Golden Bronze

Eyes:
Crease color – brown eyeshadow
lid color – Rimmel glam eyes in 023 foggy grey
Lower lashline – brown and black shadow and blue shadow
Eyeliner – blue eyeshadow
Mascara – Maybelline Tahe falsies Push up drama in waterproof (just a tiny bit)

Eyebrows:
Wet’n wild brow kit the lightest brown mixed with the darker powder.
Maybelline brow precise Fiber filler in soft brown

Lips:
Maybelline  Color elixir in 500 Mandarine Rupture

Much Love
Maria

Dewey skin and Bronzed eyes

I have a very dry skin, so dewy skin is a must for me. i love it <3

So if you have oily skin, then this might not me a look for you. On the other hand you could just use your favorite foundation and make it more matte.

 

 

 

 

 

products i’ve used

Face:
Loreal Magic Lumi
Foundation – Maybelline fit me – luminous+smooth in 115
Concealer –  Makeup revolution ultra cream contour
blush – Gosh cream blush
Contour – Makeup Revolution Ultra cream contour
contour – W7 honolulu bronzer
Highlighter –Rimmel sculpting palette in 003 Golden Bronze

Eyes:
Crease color – brown eyeshadow
lid color – Magnif’eyes palette. the fifth color from the left
Lower lashline – brown and black shadow
Mascara – Maybelline Tahe falsies Push up drama in waterproof (just a tiny bit)

Eyebrows:
Wet’n wild brow kit the lightest brown mixed with the darker powder.
Maybelline brow precise Fiber filler in soft brown

Lips:
Rimmel Exaggerate Lipliner in Eastend snob
Rimmel The only 1 matte lipstick in 700

Much love
Maria