Sunday, 30 December 2012

Mood-board Inspiration: Edgy Pink

Hello you fellow beauty lovers!
Like any designer and any fashion-house, I too have a "mood-board". Well, it's a mood-wall to be specific, but that doesn't matter. On my mood-board I hang pictures of makeup, nail polishes, perfumes, clothes, accessories  makeup looks etc that I've cut out of fashion magazines and such. This is the first post of my new series, "Mood-board Inspiration:" where I'll take a certain point on the board and create some sort of makeup look, nail look or something else.
This look really originates from my fall-mood board, but I prefer this edgy look for new years.

In my newest magazine, they had a "pink for fall" theme which I to be honest, highly disagreed on - until.. I saw this wonderful edgy look that combines a darker look and tone on the makeup while letting it stand out with the use of pink. But I still prefer this for new years.

 My re-creation wasn't as dramatic with the very graphic line on the original picture. I suppose that I turned it into something more wearable.
Also, I allowed myself to combine it with a very bright pink which is (to me at least  a very summery colour, but for a sparkling new years eve party, it's perfect :)

What will you be wearing for new years eve?

 - Elk

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Christmas 2012: Classic green, gold and red makeup

 Hello guys and MERRY CHRISTMAS! Today I bring you a very classic green and gold Christmas look. I am truly sorry that I haven't nearly posted any Christmas posts this year but it's because currently we've got whats called and SRP assignment on 15 - 20 paged to write for school and basically you write in two subject, for me that english and history, and the school gives you two weeks free from school to do this. It counts as an exam and the grade weighs double on your average. It totally sucks that they put the assignment in December, it is truly the lost December that none of us will ever get back. But, to the look!:

Oh my lord, it's so obvious that I hadn't brushed my hair :D

 Close-ups of eyes and lips. On the lips I went with a light cherry red and dusted some orange/gold pigment in the middle of my lips - it completely changed the look and made it all look more tied together.
For the rest of my Christmas posts I plan on some Christmas nail designs (already got two in stock for ya), a post where I show you some Christmas pampering products of mine and one where I show you some of my Christmas decor.

 - Hohoho, Elk

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Haul: Candles from IKEA

Hey guys. In Denmark we don't have any Bath and Bodyworks and no Yankee Candles. :(
But what we do have, is many wonderful supermarkets which sell scented candles from time to time, but not any they ALWAYS carry. What we DO have in Denmark which we can be absolutely certain always can satisfy our candle-cravnings is IKEA. (Thank you sisters and brothers in Sweden for inventing IKEA!)
Today my friend and I went to IKEA to get the last thing for my room here at school, anticipate a room-tour soon, and stock up on candles! Also, what better time for candles than Christmas? ;) Here is what I got:

Dessért scented (love that sweet Swedish sugared cinnamon roll one!), leaves, cherries and figs.
Not exactly sure what scent this is, jasmine maybe? I have no idea, but the smell fabulous and they cost  6 cronors, that's like a DOLLAR!
Apple and cinnamon (a real winter scent!), vanilla ice cream, topical fruit and green apples.
Strawberry and 2 x creamy lemon.
I also bought this notebook. I didn't even know IKEA made notebooks? They sell so much weird stuff...
Having a good time? Feeling dat jolleeeeeh?
This year I' so happy, we got snow already on the 2nd of December. Usually we don't get snow 'till January or February.

 - Elk

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Christmas 2012: Accented nails for the holiday

Ho ho ho and merry 1st of December! Did you know that in Denmark we say the date and then the month? So today would be the 1/12 - 12 - COOL BEANS! But hey, I bet you knew that 'cause you're so smart!
Well, as a merry 1st of December present I give to you a nail design that I have been loving through fall and will carry on wearing this Christmas. (In between all my fun other nail-looks). This is very easy, and really you can wear however you want it in whatever you colours you like. ;)

(Sorry about the top right picture, had to snap it with my phone)
Basically, what you do is grab a sheer pearlescent (is that spelled right) nailpolish and paint all the nails except the ring-finger with it for however many coats you like, I like it to be almost opaque and then paint the ring-finger with a delicious glitter. My personal favorites are the two bottom ones, very Christmassy!

Merry happy!
 - Elk