Thursday, October 02, 2014

BLOGTOBER 2nd - Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in "Venom" *Review & Swatches*

I guess it´s time for another lippie post!
This has actually been a draft since last fall, and I´m very grateful for that at the moment because I will be on a spending ban for probably the rest of my life right now. Haha. 
Let´s just say I got myself an apartment and it´s not too cheap. 

Well, over to the lipstick - It´s simply a wonderful product and the price tag ain´t that bad, especially not for me as they are the same as any Maybelline or Loreal from the drugstore.

I didn´t wear this too much last season so it´s almost like trying on a newly purchased lipstick, which is nice in these times of moneysaving!

Look at this beauty <3

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in the color VenomUrban Decay Revolution Lipstick in the color Venom
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in the color VenomUrban Decay Revolution Lipstick in the color Venom

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in the color Venom
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in the color Venom

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

BLOGtober 1st - Harmony

I did BLOGtober last year and it was so fun I´ve been waiting all year to do it again.
I haven´t been very active on here the last 6 months, and I just recently came back. I was very determined to do BLOGtober - but then a lot of things happened, one of them being getting a new apartment. Being drenched in stuff to do, you all know moving isn´t done in a day - I could´t see myself managing the BLOGtober "challenge"..
But here I am, in my new apartment, finding the time and the motivation to at least try :)
I enjoy it very much so it could be a nice break from all of the other things that needs to be done;)

Are there anyone else doing #BLOGtober this year? Please leave me your link and be sure to hit me up on twitter @deliriumish ! :)

October Starbucks Coffee Pumpkin

The first coffee in my new apartment :)

Have a lovely October everyone! I think it´s going to be filled with harmony :)

xx Karla

Monday, September 01, 2014

Hello September + Moving

Hi everyone!

I´ve been away for a long time and I´m not going to venture too much into why except the fact that I didn´t feel like blogging.

I tried to do the 30 Day Blog Challenge throughout September, but it simply didn´t work out.

I do have some exciting news though! I just got myself an apartment! I´m sooo busy trying to pack all of my stuff down and get it ready for the new place. Really excited to see how it turns out. I do have a hope for making it through #BLOGtober this year, but no promises.

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Life update :) Soon in Thailand !

A picture of Koh Samui Thailand

Hi beauties!

Just wanted to check in and give a sign of life on here ;-)

Not been feeling too well lately and haven´t had much fun to share. I have a few swatch/review posts coming up, but I haven´t been able to finish them properly and I don´t like posting anything that´s not 100% - so I just stopped thinking about it for a while ;)

My trip to Thailand is soon here, just about a week left until we´re leaving! Everything is booked, planned and paid so no more headache over things that needs to be done. Only the packing left, which is a proper task and I know I´m gonna be struggling trying to keep everything to a minimum.

I have a plan in my mind to record a video this week, maybe I´ll be able to post it before I leave. Oh, no promises, just thinking out loud! :-)

Ok, today is laundry and cleaning day - need everything to be nice before I leave so I don´t get back to a total mess! I better get back to it.

Hopefully I´ll be able to get some new posts up during this week. Can´t wait to show you my new lippies ;-)

Do you have any vacation plans? Been up to anything fun lately?

xxoo Karla // Miss Delirium

Saturday, February 08, 2014

FOTD/MOTD - ♡ HUGE personal news ♡

A picture of Blue and gold smokey eye

I officially feel a little old, but it´s with heaps of joy that I can announce that yesterday afternoon - I became an aunt!!

I can´t wait to meet my sis and the little baby boy today!

Even though I´m not the hugest fan of children, this is pretty awesome and I´m sure this lil guy´s gonna melt my heart ;-)

This does´t seem too important anymore, but I can also gladly announce, as the geek that I am, that my Cowboy Studio Lights arrived yesterday!
It´s a kit with three lamps with tripods, two of them with umbrellas.
They´re pretty basic as it´s only $59 from, but I guess it´s gonna work for my use. (I don´t really need it, I just wanted it so bad).
ANYWAY, long story short, I was super stoked when it arrived three days earlier than expected and could´t wait to try it out, but then I figured I need a voltage converter !! I think I even managed to short circuit one of the lamps !! And this voltage converter is impossible to get hold of where I live, so I had to order online, so now I have to wait 4 more days after all!!

And to turn that sad story into something cute - Happy Saturday everyone, and.... I`M AN AUNT!!!! :-)

xxoo Karla // Miss Delirium

Thursday, February 06, 2014

*RANT* Smashbox "Always Sharp" Kohl Liner - not so sharp after all!!!

EEEEEK, my blog suddenly went all crazy and my design got all weird, so excuse if I haven´t managed to fix it all yet!

Smashbox Always Sharp - I now have a love/hate relationship with these...

After just a few times of use, they´re at the point of no return.. Literally.

Some of you might remember my post about these liners from back in December, I really, really, really, REALLY LOVED them and I was absolutely heartbroken when the first one broke.

I started using the nude one right after I bought it and I used it only on my waterline. I used it for perhaps a week, mayyyyybe as much as one and a half weeks, but no more than that!
One day when I opened the lid the tip just simply fell off.. I didn´t panic, because it has this built in sharpener and as I had not been using if for even two weeks - surely it should´t be empty already?!
I sharpened it, no sharp tip.. I sharpened it again.. Still no sharp end... I sharpened it so many times and at the end I just had to accept the fact that it was not possible to revive the rest as the tip was so dull it couldn't even reach the sharpener inside the lid (you put the lid on and twist it and that´s how it´s sharpened).
So yeah, I can´t understand anything other than that I have AT LEAST half of the product left in there, and nooo way of getting it out?!

So my question is simply WHAT´S UP WITH THAT??!!

At this time I had not started using the bronze one yet (just tried it on my waterline a few times), until one day not very long ago I got tired of my black liquid liner and wanted to go for a more natural look. I love the smudged liner look and the bronze color was so pretty! I couldn't wait to wear it in Thailand when I want more natural looking makeup.
I used this on my upper lash line and upper waterline for tight lining.
So I got super addicted to this and just praised the lord for this eyeliner!! And the fact that it sharpens it self is just amazing! It doesn't sharpen to this extreme sharp tip that you have to trim on your hand, it doesn't need warming up and it gives such a excellent precision and doing winged liner with this is no problem at all. 
It also has a super nice color range and a 3D sparkle range with even more colors has just arrived in store.
So as you probably understand - I FREAKING LOVE THIS EYELINER!!
It´s not even pricey! I figured it´s not really any more expensive that the regular liners from Loreal, Maybelline or MaxFactor from the drugstore!

But to my HORROR!! The EXACT same thing happened to this one!! 
I had been using it for, I don't know, maybe 5 times or something?? And you know what, I fear it was because it had gone empty! WHAT IS THAT? Eyeliner gone empty after FIVE TIMES OF USE??!!
It´s not like a put on a ton of eyeliner for a natural line on my upper lash line! We´re not talking heavy liner here...!
I freaked out and got really aggravated at this point, I tried to sharpen and of course nothing came out... 

What´s even more annoying, like literally the day before this happened I had purchased another one in a another shade, because I love them so much! So yaaaay can´t wait to use my liner that´s gonna be empty in under a week <3 

I guess it´s not that good of a deal anyway! It´s about $20 and that´s even cheaper than what I paid..



Dear Smashbox, I love you very much, but PLEASE do something with this before it gives me heart attack. I´ve even seen reviews on other people experiencing the same thing, so it´s not just me and I did not over-use it!

Have you experienced this?

Can you recommend another awesome eyeliner I can try?

xxoo Karla // Miss Aggravated

MUA LUXE Velvet Lip Lacquer in "Criminal" & "Kooky" *Review & Swatches*

I was very excited to try out these matte lip lacquers as I´ve been lusting over the Lime Crime Velvetines for ever, but never taken the splurge (again, they´re pretty expensive included shipping + taxes to Norway).

I saw some reviews on these and decided to give them a try!

A picture of MUA LUXE Velvet Lip Lacquer in Criminal and Kooky
Left: "Criminal", Right: "Kooky"

Both colors give excellent color payoff and I had no trouble with applying them - both glides on very easily and I didn´t experience any patchiness.. 
Having hydrated lips is a good tip though as they do have a matte finish and we all know what happens if you don´t have hydrated lips ;)
They are a lot thicker in formula than Lime Crime Velvetines and they do not have that delicious scent to them. They don´t smell a thing actually, but I don´t mind. 

I actually adore both colors - and perhaps especially "Criminal". I find it drying to a even more matte finish that "Kooky" - it feels a bit thicker in formula for some reason..

I´m not very picky about staying power unless we´re talking extremely lousy staying power.
I feel these do the job perfectly to the price of $5. If you expect a matte finish lip lacquer to stay on all day without getting patchy when you´re out all day and eating and drinking regularly - without touching up, then I would say you´re having a tiny bit high expectations - not for these in particular, but for lip products in general. 
Just make sure to have hydrated lips when you apply this and to touch up during the day and I think you´ll be more than fine! 

I really want to buy the red Lip Lacquer  as well, I would love to do a budget/dupe test for the Lime Crime Red Velvet (which is amazing and will be up on the blog soon)

A picture of MUA LUXE Velvet Lip Lacquer in Criminal and Kooky

A picture of MUA LUXE Velvet Lip Lacquer in Criminal

A swatch of MUA LUXE Velvet Lip Lacquer in Criminal
A swatch of MUA LUXE Velvet Lip Lacquer in Criminal
A swatch of MUA LUXE Velvet Lip Lacquer in Criminal

A beautiful bright pink, perfect for summer! Absolutely in love with this color.. However I´m not feeling it quite yet, we´re having snowstorms over here and I just can´t do bright pink lips then... I can´t wait for warmer weather and a nice opportunity to wear it :)

A picture of MUA LUXE Velvet Lip Lacquer in Kooky
A swatch of MUA LUXE Velvet Lip Lacquer in Kooky
A swatch of MUA LUXE Velvet Lip Lacquer in Kooky
(Sorry, I know it´s not very neat around the edges.)

A swatch MUA LUXE Velvet Lip Lacquer in Kooky

Definitely a color I would try out if I´m going for a more grungey, rocker look!
My dark lipstick obsession has calmed down now and I´m a totally nude lips girl at the moment, so I don´t see myself wearing this quite yet either! But don´t you worry, the time will come ;-)

I´m not doing much these days sadly, I´ve just recently started wearing makeup again after weeks of not wearing a drop of foundation, I´m mostly alone in the house all day and putting on makeup and a cool lippie can either be way too much work or totally just what I need to get in a good mood ;-)

These lovely lacquers totally made my day and I still can´t believe what you get for that price!
If you´re into matte lip laquers you should definitely check out these!!

xxoo Karla // Miss Delirium

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