Barcelona shopping

I did do some shopping in Barcelona, mostly at Sephora because unfortunately I don’t live close to a Sephora store. Please start a web shop soon, or open a store in my town!

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When I saw these ugly/cute sheet masks I could not not buy them. I love face masks and these were too funny not to buy. And at the counter I found a mini mask set from Peter Thomas Roth and it just slipped into my basket. I have a few masks from the brand and the Irish Mud Moor mask is my favorite, so I’m looking forward to trying out these new ones! The mini size is perfect when you travel too.

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How cute is the Panda hand cream from Tony Moly!? It was maybe a bit expensive because it doesn’t contain that much, but it’s so fricking cute so it’s ok. At the airport I got a new hand cream from Essie, I love the smell and feel of it. Read more about it here.

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I have been wanting this Chocolate bar palette since it was released, and now I finally bought it (I almost bought it last time in London, so it was about time). And than I found this box with mini sized products from Too Faced. I’m looking forward to trying them out, especially the Better than sex mascara.

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At Sephora I bought the Kat Von D products. I’ve already tried the eyeliner a few times and I like it so far! At the airport I got a lip and check kit from Benefit, I almost got a similar kit at the airport in London one of my last times there, so it was about time I got it now (again).

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At Primor I found a few OPI’s that I didn’t already have, It’s a girl, Barefoot in Barcelona and Next stop… the bikini zone.

So I have a few new beauty products to try out now! Though I must admit I’m not that excited to try them out now when it’s like 27 degrees C outside at the moment… Not that I’m complaining, but I just don’t feel like wearing a bunch of makeup then.

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Barefoot in Barcelona

This week I was on vacation in Barcelona! It was my first time in the city and my first time in mainland Spain, previously I’ve only been to the Canary Islands. Me and my boyfriend had a lovely vacation and I thought I’d share som pictures from it.

When you’re on vacation you have to have nails that match the destination. Since I didn’t have Barefoot in Barcelona from OPI from before I got it while I was in Barcelona. Here you see Barefoot in Barcelona, in Barcelona! In the background you can (almost) see Sagrada Familia and Torre Agbar.

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We went to Playa de la Barceloneta and had some sangria! This cava sangria was one of the best on our trip.

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My nails and the beach! This picture is also from Playa de la Barceloneta.

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On Tuesday night went to Palau Sant Jordi to see Adele! Amazing woman, amazing voice, amazing show. Thanks for the amazing christmas gift babe!

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We had some tapas at Cervecería Catalana. The sangria was really good, and so was the food and the dessert. Creme catalana is always a good idea!

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On Thursday night it was time for another concert, this time Coldplay! So we went up to Montjuïc again, to Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, which is located right next to Palau Sant Jordi. This show was amazing too! Everybody got Xylobands that would light up in different colors synchronized to the music. It was so cool to see and they made the show so much more fun and special!

Aside from these pictures we walked around in the city a lot. We did some shopping, beauty and nail polish for me and vinyl for my boyfriend. And on our last day before going home we went on a tourist bus that got us around the city sightseeing.

IsaDora Sunkissed

Earlier this week I got some news from IsaDora, two polishes and one lipgloss from their new collection called Sunkissed. This collection includes bronzing make-up, to make you look tan I guess, too bad I’m so pale and haven’t gotten a tan yet. Maybe I should’ve waited to use the polishes until after Barcelona, because today me and my boyfriend are going to Barcelona and we’re staying until Friday. Hopefully the weather is good and maybe I’ll get a little tan.
Anyway, I used the polishes together with some moroccan stencils from Whatsupnails to make a summer-y look, I hope you like them!

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img_0524IsaDora Sunkissed – 529 Sunkissed & 530 Peach on the beach

529 Sunkissed is a gold-champagne metallic polish with small copper glitter pieces. It’s pretty sheer and the formula is good. I needed three coats for it to cover completely.

530 Peach on the beach is an orange polish with red shimmer. The formula is pretty much the same as Sunkissed’s. I needed three coats for it to cover completely.

Black & White

Every week OPI Sweden has a new theme for #veckansopi and this week’s theme is black and white.

I created my manicure using Alpine snow, Lady in black, marbled zig zag stencils from Whatsupnails and a dotting tool. They were really easy to make, all you need is a little bit of time for the polish to dry before putting on the stencil. I really like how they turned out!

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Black and white does not mean boring nails (even though I prefer a little color on my nails), do you agree with me?

Essie Going Guru

For this year’s resort collection Essie turned to India for inspiration. I’ve had my eyes on this collection for some time now, and when Kicks had 20% off on all Essie polishes I decided it was time to get it!

Årets resort kollektion från Essie hämtar sin inspiration från Indien. Jag har spanat in denna kollektion ett tag nu, och när Kicks hade 20% rabatt på alla Essie-lack så tyckte jag det var dags att skaffa den!

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img_0291Essie Going Guru – Going Guru

Going Guru is a gorgeous green shade that is perfect for the season. It’s described by Essie as a mint lime shade, and I think the description is pretty accurate. I thought that I’d have a similar shade from Essie from before, but I was wrong. It always makes me happy to find a shade that isn’t a dupe to any of my other polishes! The formula is good and this one covers in two coats.

Going Guru är ett så fint grönt lack som passar årstiden så bra. Det beskrivs av Essie som en mint-lime färg, och jag tycker att beskrivningen är ganska passande. Jag trodde att jag skulle ha ett liknande lack från Essie sedan tidigare, men där hade jag fel. Det är alltid kul att hitta ett lack som inte är en dupe till något av mina andra lack! Formulan på lacket är bra och detta täcker vid två lager.

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img_0388Essie Going Guru – Nama-stay the night

Nama-stay the night is a bright blue creme polish and it’s a bit more turquoise than it turns out in the pictures. Since I’m loving blue polishes at the moment, this one is not an exception! The formula of this polish is AMAZING. It is a OCW (one coat wonder) but I actually used two coats anyway to intensify the color.

Nama-stay the night är ett klarblått cremelack och det är lite mer turkost än vad bilderna visar. Eftersom jag älskar blåa lack just nu, så är detta inget undantag! Formulan på lacket är så grymt. Det är heltäckande med ett lager, men jag använde två lager ändå för att få en mer intensiv färg.

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img_0394Essie Going Guru – Taj-ma-haul

Taj-ma-haul is a spicy orange creme polish that covers in two coats. The formula is good and the polish actually turns out a bit darker on the nails than in the bottle. I don’t think I have a shade like this one from before either, lucky me!

Taj-ma-haul är ett kryddigt orange cremelack som är heltäckande med två lager. Formulan är bra och lacket blir mörkare på naglarna än vad det är i flaskan. Jag tror inte att jag har en färg som denna sedan innan heller!

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img_0398Essie Going Guru – Dehli dance

Delhi dance is a bubble gum pink creme polish. This one has the thinnest formula of the bunch and I needed two to three coats for it to cover completely. The shade isn’t unique, but it’s still a pretty pink that’s perfect for summer.!

Delhi dance är ett tuggummi-rosa cremelack. Detta lack är det ur kollektionen med tunnast formula och jag behövde två till tre lager för att få det heltäckande. Färgen är inte unik, men det är ändå en fin rosa som passar perfekt nu i sommar!

Since I bought these polishes in a Swedish store they come with the wide rounded brush. I have previously preferred to buy Essie’s from the US, since they come with the skinny brush, but now I’m not so sure anymore. I guess I have gotten used to the wide brush and started liking it more that I ever thought I would.

Which Essie brush do you prefer?

Eftersom jag köpte dessa lacken i en butik här i Sverige så har dem den breda rundade penseln. Jag har tidigare föredragit att köpa Essie-lack från USA, eftersom de har den tunna penseln, men nu är jag inte längre lika säker. Jag har nog vant mig vid den breda penseln och börjat gilla den mer än vad jag trodde att jag någonsin skulle.

Vilken Essie pensel föredrar du?

OPI Show us your tips! vs Depend O2 485

The other day I got some summer news from Depend. One of the polishes caught my attention a little more than the others. I thought it was pretty similar to another polish released earlier this year. Let’s see if I was right or not.

So, I’m comparing OPI’s Show us your tips! from the New Orleans spring collection, and Depend O2 485, from this year’s summer collection called Colour POP.

img_9951-1OPI Show us your tips! & Depend O2 485

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Here you see three coats of both polishes over one coat of base coat. The formula of the two polishes are pretty similar. They are a bit thin and they need a few coats to get opaque.

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Comparing the two bottles next to each other you can see a little bit more of a color shift in the shimmer in the polish from Depend, but on the nails it is unfortunately not visible.

So if you didn’t get a chance to pick up Show us your tips! when it was released (and want to save some money) you could get 485 from Depend, because they are dupes.

Depend Sunny Days

A few days ago I got some news from Depend. They have just released two new summer collections and I have swatches of the first one, called Sunny Days, to show you.

För ett par dagar sedan fick jag hem lite nyheter från Depend. De har precis släppt två nya sommarkollektioner och har jag swatches från den första, som heter Sunny Days, att visa er.

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img_0171Depend Sunny Days – 478

478 is a turquoise-blue polish, the color was a bit difficult to catch on camera. The formula is good and it covers in just one coat, but I used two coats.

478 är ett turkosblått lack, färgen var lite svår att fånga på bild. Formulan är bra och det täcker vid bara ett lager, men här har jag målat två lager.

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img_0155Depend Sunny Days – 479

479 is a shiny bright cerise-pink polish with a good formula. It covers in just one coat, but I used two coats anyway. It’s a really happy summer color!

479 är ett glansigt ceriserosa lack med bra formula. Det täcker vid bara ett lager, men jag använde två lager ändå. Det är en väldigt glad sommarfärg!

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img_0159Depend Sunny Days – 480

480 is a yellow creme polish that makes me think of warm and sunny summer days! The formula is a bit thin and I needed three coats for full coverage.

480 är ett ljusgult cremelack som får mig att tänka på varma och soliga sommardagar!  Formulan är ganska tunn och jag behövde tre lager för att få det heltäckande.

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img_0163Depend Sunny Days – 481

481 is a turquoise-green metallic polish and the color reminds me of a mermaid! The polish is pretty sheer and needs three coats to cover completely.

481 är ett turkosgrönt metalliclack och färgen påminner mig om en sjöjungfru! Lacket är ganska skirt och behöver tre lager för att täcka helt.

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img_0137Depend Sunny Days – 482

482 is a pale white-pink polish with gold shimmer that’s very cute. Unfortunately the shimmer isn’t too visible on the nails. The formula is a bit thick and it covers in two coats.

482 är ett ljust vitrosa lack med guldskimmer som är väldigt sött. Tyvärr så syns inte skimret så bra på naglarna. Formulan är lite tjock och det täcker med två lager.

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img_0179Depend Sunny Days – 483

483 is a bright red polish with silver shimmer. The formula is good and it covers in two coats. I think this color looks soo yummy!

483 är ett rött lack med silverskimmer. Formulan är bra och det täcker vid två lager. Jag tycker den här färgen ser så smaskig ut!

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img_0141Depend Sunny Days – 484

484 is a salmon pink creme polish with a good formula that covers in two coats.

484 är ett laxrosa cremelack med bra formula som täcker vid två lager. 

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img_0167Depend Sunny Days – 485

485 is a brown-grey creme polish with good formula that covers in two coats. The polish is so shiny, just look at my reflection on the nails.

485 är ett brungrått cremelack med bra formula som täcker vid två lager. Lacket är så glansigt, se bara min spegelbild på naglarna. 

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img_0151Depend Sunny Days – 486

486 is a lavender purple creme polish with a good formula. It covers really well with just one coat but I ended up using two coats.

486 är ett lavendellila cremelack med bra formula. Det täcker väldigt bra med bara ett lager men jag använde två lager ändå. 

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img_0175Depend Sunny Days – 487

487 is a light blue metallic polish. The formula is good, though you see the brush strokes, and it covers in two coats.

487 är ett ljusblått metalliclack. Formulan är bra, man ser dock penseldragen, och det täcker med två lager.

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img_0127Depend Sunny Days – 488

488 is a light pink polish that covers in two coats. The formula is okay, but it got a little bubbly during application.

488 är ett ljusrosa lack som täcker vid två lager. Formulan är helt okej, men det blev lite bubbligt vid applicering. 

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img_0145Depend Sunny Days – 489

489 is a light pink metallic polish with blue shimmer. It covers in two coats and the formula is good.

489 är ett ljusrosa metalliskt lack med blått skimmer. Det är heltäckande vid två lager och formulan på lacket är bra.