New Handmade Bracelets

Hey beautiful people 😀

I’ve had some extra free time on my hands as uni is out and I’m only working weekends so I’ve made a bunch of new bracelets. Ive really been into making and wearing wrap bracelets and braided chain bracelets.  The color combos are endless and they look fab when worn together. Not to mention they’re pretty much bang on trend at the moment.

Here are some of my most recent items. They’re all up on my web shop here at binkydiamonds.storenvy.com

I also take custom orders so don’t hesitate to ask for possible color combos or designs :)

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I wont be making too many new accessories as I’m leaving for summer vacation in a few days But I’ll have plenty of fun beauty posts as my first stop is in London to see my sister and we’ll be hitting up IMATS!!!!!!! AAHHHHHH OMG I’m so excited. I’ve never been but I’ve heard a lot about it!! I’ve already made a list of all the vendors I want to visit ;D

Then I’ll be heading to San Francisco and LA to visit my parents and brother. I’ll definitely be hitting up Sephora, Ulta, Bays Beauty Supplies (my spot for discounted nail supplies) Nigels Beauty Emporium, Target, Walgreens and where ever else my makeup heart desires 😀 so keep a look out for many beauty hauls to come.

I’ll also be doing a fair amount of shopping for clothes…would any of you be interested in seeing fashion hauls and outfits of the day?

Dont forget to follow me on instagram @binkdiamonds  where I post loads of beauty related items and photos of all the fun things I’ll be doing on my trip.

What are your plans for the summer? I’d love to know 😀

Hugs from Beauty Land

Reviw & Swatches: Smashbox Halo Long Wear Blush in Blissful

Hey Guys and Dolls,

I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend 😀

I’ve been playing around with a few of the Smashbox products I got at an event recently while in Dubai. I’ve been testing out the super popular Halo Long Wear Blush in Blissful so I decided to review and swatch it for you.

Smashbox_HaloBlush_BlissfulSmashbox_HaloBlush_Blissful_BacksideSmashbox_HaloBlush_Blissful_OpenThe packaging for this thing is super cool. It comes in a round, plastic, and sturdy container. The product is released through a shaving type mechanism. You just twist the bottom of the container and the product is shaved and exposed for use. It’s actually super smart, it keeps everything mess free and hygienic.

Smashbox_HaloBlush_Blissful_CloseupBlissful is a dusty matte rose shade. The texture is so soft and feels almost like butter although its a powder.

Smashbox_HaloBlush_Blissful_SwatchesThe pigmentation is insane with this blush. Its very true to color and really shows up well on the skin and cheeks. I suggest you work very light handedly with this product and build up the color because it’s pretty intense and can look clownish really quick. But blended out well and applied in a light layer gives for a perfect rose-mauve flush. Because of it’s finely milled and creamy texture it blends so effortlessly and flawlessly into the skin. It also lasts for a while and showed minimal signs of fading after 8 hours of wear.

THE VERDICT:

9/10 for this incredibly gorgeous and powerful blush. the texture, pigmentation and blendability are incredible. The only reason why it doesn’t get a 10/10 is the pigmentation is so strong that it could prove a little fussy and over done if not carefully applied. But apart from that, the packaging is great and the product is up there as one of my fave blushes. I’ll probably be rocking this in the winter for that perfect winter flush. I’m not surprised these blushes are some of Smashbox’s most popular and renowned products, I’ll definitely be having a look at these in Sephora when I head to Cali this summer. My American readers can get the blushes and other Smashbox products from sephora.com or smashbox.com. My birtish girls can get this from smashbox.co.uk. Unfortunately I don’t no where my danish girls could get their hands on this. They use to sell it in Matas and Magasin but not anymore.  Perhaps the British site delivers to Europe but I’m not sure.

What are your favorite Smashbox products? I received a lot more goodies from Smashbox so keep a look out for more reviews and swatches.

Hugs from Beauty Land

Review & Swatches: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain

Hey Beauty Lovers,

So I’m absolutely loving Revlon lip products at the moment. I received a Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in my trade with Lola’s Charms and I bought two more when I was In Dubai. So I thought, hey,  today’s post should be a review and swatches on my new Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains in 040 Rendezvous, 010 Darling, and 025 Valentine.

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If you don’t already know these famous babies act like a long wearing stain but with the comfort of a lip balm and the shiny razzle dazzle of a lip gloss.The formula on these guys are amazing. You can apply one coat for a subtle hint of shining color or built up to an opaque glossy coating. The packaging is nice too. Its a twist top so no need for sharpening and the large crayon size makes for a super easy and mess free application.

Revlon_BalmStain_Review_Swatches_Rendezvous040 Rendezvous: Is a vibrant warm orange which is super on trend for this summer. It’s super silky smooth, moisturizing and very comfortable on the lips. It can be worn more sheer or built up like in the swatch for a glossy wash of orange juiciness. It lasts for a good four hours on me plus more with its beautiful staining capabilities.

Revlon_BalmStain_Review_Swatches_Darling010 Darling is a cold toned lavender purple. This is probably the sheerest of the three but it still packs a punch. It can appear very subtle yet vibrant, a great way to rock the pastel and lavender lip trend that is oh so popular at the moment. Again it lasts for a good four hours plus staining. Although, this one doesn’t leave as much of an intense stain. Regardless, its still a beautiful shade in a fantastic formula.

Revlon_BalmStain_Review_Swatches_Sweetheart025 Sweetheart is a loevly bright pink/magenta with a slight blue undertone. Just like the others the formula is silky smooth and moisturizing. This one also lasts for many hours and leaves the most gorgeous pink flush on the lips once the glossiness disappears.

THE VERDICT

10/10 for Revlon’s Balm Stains. They are fab for warm summer days when you just want a sheer coating but also hold there own when it comes to longevity and buildable opacity. They are definitely long lasting with a super high gloss finish. Plus they are so moisturizing unlike many long wearing lip products and stains. I for sure want to pick up a few more when I’m in Cali this summer. I have to say I’m super impressed with Revlon, I just wish they had it here in Copenhagen :(

Have any of you tried Revlon Kissable Balm stains? What shades would you recommend?

Hugs from Beauty Land