GIVEAWAY! Rouge Bunny Rouge Luna Palette and Miniature Set!

Hi loves! What a better way to celebrate the New Year than a small giveaway. I received a beautiful box from Rouge Bunny Rouge including their best minis for complexion (primer, foundation, mixer, etc!), but as I have most of these items already I wanted to share the love and give this exclusive box away. I am also including the gorgeous Luna eyeshadow palette in this giveaway, gifted by RBR!

Laura Loukola Beauty Blog x Rouge Bunny Rouge Giveaway

The RAW GARDEN palette in Luna is all matte selection of Rouge Bunny Rouge’s bestsellers and my must-haves for any eyeshadow look. The formula is smooth, almost creamy, non-chalky and has a beautifully buildable pigment that blends like a dream. These shadows are also available as refills. Worth of this price is 59€.

Rouge Bunny Rouge’s base products are also among the best, some of you may know my eternal love for the Milk Aquarelle Foundation (review) - with the minis kit you can try it in shade ‘Walnut Milk Parfait’. I love to mix it with the Skin Perfector ‘Serene Light’ for a flawless complexion. I’m also excited to share a mini of RBR’s famous liquid highlighter, this one is in ‘Sea of Showers’. I’d say these minis are catered for some one with a medium skin tone, but the foundation can be darkened with the Colour-Matching Concentrate in Sonnet, which is included (my swatches here). Worth of this price is 19€.

Here are the rules! Please read carefully.

  1. PRICES: Rouge Bunny Rouge Luna eyeshadow palette and Miniatures Collection Essentially Yours Set (1 person gets both!)

  2. Open for EU RESIDENTS ONLY (due to shipping reasons, I’m sorry!)

  3. COMMENT once below what’s your goal for 2019?

  4. For 1 extra entry follow me on Instagram @laurantaina

  5. For 1 extra entry follow me on Bloglovin’

    → for extra entries, make sure to enter your username in the comments!

  6. OPEN from 4th of Jan until 12th of Jan 23:59 (Finnish time, GMT+2)

Good luck!!

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED!

xx Laura

**The giveaway is unaffiliated. The prices were very kindly gifted by Rouge Bunny Rouge
and will be shipped by myself from Finland.

Happy Holidays!

Hi loves! Wishing you a great holiday season with my newest painting (featuring Clara, gingerbread men and Mouse soldier from the Nutcracker ballet).

Claire and the | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog

Wether or not you celebrate Christmas, I hope you can take some time off to enjoy yourself. In Finland we got a white Christmas for once!! It’s snowy and bright while I’m typing this, but cold and frosty at the same time - an idyllic weather to spend some time in the country side with the fam. I’m not a huge holiday person myself, but I don’t mind it either. After Christmas lunch I’ll cozy up in the corner with a hot cup of mulled wine my laptop or Wacom tablet and paint more… lol.

If you’re a regular reader of the blog I apologize the lack of updates in December. Don’t worry, this is only temporary as I have a lot of cool products and post ideas for 2019! Lots of beautiful luxury (and a few bargain) makeup, eco luxury skincare, some opinion pieces, self-care etc.. I’ve been wanting to touch on health subjects as well, but mainly from skin/hair/mental perspective. I have a huge empties post coming up and I’m thinking of doing a general favorites of 2018 post as well.

So why the radio silence? I don’t think I’ve mention this but this Fall/Winter I started doing more freelance photography (while trying to continue my studies..), but come December I’ve been very immersed with my digital painting as well… and.. fallen in love. ;) There you go. In 2019 I hope to find a good balance and work towards doing photography and painting full-time! While blogging regularly, of course.

Best wishes,

Laura xx

Beauty edit for February 2017

Last November I did a Winter Wishlist post, which I remember being well received (the comments have disappeared after I switched to using Disqus). It was a fun post to put together and I ended up picking up a couple of the items during the Holidays - the others are still on my wish list. Instead of day dreaming about beauty products I thought I'd put together a different beauty list: what's been on my radar for the past month. Not only I get to share and keep a track of my interests, but perhaps you can share your experiences in the comments below!

Face balms

I'm obsessed. Not only balm cleansers, but leave on beauty balms. I'm currently typing away my first review and I have 3 other in my stash. I'm crazy about the texture, look, scent and feel of beautiful eco beauty balms. The cold Finnish Winter months, ocean wind and prescription tretinoid has left my skin parched. As much as I like applying many steps of hydrating layers with toners and lotions, I've noticed a layer of a luscious balm makes a major difference in my skin - especially layered with a facial oil.

Anti-hauls

I've been contemplating wether I should do one of these posts. Basically anti-haul is a list of "the shit you're not going to buy". As social media beauty gurus and influencers constantly tell us to buy buy and buy more, an anti-haul takes a humorous, over-exaggerated spin to capitalism and consumerism and tell you why you don't need X, not going to buy it. Brought to media attention by YouTuber Kimberly Clark, a hysterically funny drag queen. I highly recommend you check out her videos!

Spread sheets

This year I'm trying to be a better consumer in many aspects, one being sensible when I purchase an expensive skincare item. As there are many gorgeous products on my radar, I'm not only keeping an eye on the INCI but also the price tag in euro/dollar/pound and how many ml/oz you get. Spread sheets help me to keep a proper track of the currencies of interesting products, ingredients, product open dates and my ratings.

Oil serums

After trying out the Josh Rosebrook Active Infusion Serum (review here) a totally new world of luxurious, oil based eco beauty serums opened its doors for me. I talked about the Vintner's Daughter in my Winter Wishlist post, but the hefty price tag has made me postpone my purchase. Also, I have several other beautiful face serums on my radar like the Mahalo Vitality Elixir, Lina Hanson Global Face Serum and May Lindstrom The Youth Dew. So many beautiful serums, only one face!

Tom Ford Summer 2017

Lately I've been more into skincare than new make up releases, the Spring collections just haven't spoken to me (except for the new SUQQU collection: first review here). But then I saw sneak peeks of the upcoming Tom Ford Summer releases, which crazily enough were ready for pre-order in February. I could feel my heart pounding faster. I love Summer 2016 Bicoastal cheek palette, so I'm excited for the new duos and cream and powder eyeshadows. Give me all that glitters! Haha

Vogue Beauty Secrets

I'm "a little" addicted watching beauty videos on YouTube, but sometimes I'm astonished how many drag queen make up techniques are required to get ready. Mind you, I also wear a lot of make up and there's nothing wrong with it, but I could imagine not everyone have the time, energy or skill to do baking and elaborate cut creases every day. Vogue's Beauty Secrets are casual get ready with me videos with some of the most gorgeous women on the planet. They make it look so effortless, easy and damn chic. I could play these videos on repeat. I especially love watching how Karen ElsonDree Hemingway and Jessica Jung get ready.

What were your beauty highlights in February? Any oil serum recommendations for me?

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