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Linda Hallberg Cosmetics being stolen from

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Hi my Readers 🙂

A week or so ago I’ve watched a instagram video about Linda’s brand being stolen from. They explained that this was their third time happening and at this point they are thriving. I would assume so because 3 times is a lot!

So I wanted to do my little thing and inform you that if you see some illegally sold cosmetics, please ignore or better yet – report them to Linda’s team.

I will link the video so you can see for yourself and help a small company get back to their feet.

MY MAKEUP COMPANY HAS BEEN ROBBED FOR THE THIRD TIME IN A YEAR 💔

Please please help us with the police investigation by sharing this, by sending us a DM with suspicious pictures or email to friends@lhcosmetics.com and mark the email with ”suspicious products” If you see or hear anything about the Infinity Palette.
Thank you again for your endless support and love! We need you now more than ever ❤️
Much love from the whole @lindahallbergcosmetics team

 

Wishing you a great start of the week 🙂

Blendiful and dirty underwear?

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Hi my Readers 🙂

I was recently watching some reviews about the new product of Tati Beauty – blendiful. In those, like Tati recommended, people were testing the durability of the sponge and how will it hold if it is washed in a laundry bag and then in the washing machine.

Many (if not all) of the sponges were coming out still „dirty“ and with product on them. And most of them were washed almost immediately after use. Then it hit me – if those sponges are not washed well, what is happening to our underwear? Most of the underwear is recommended to be washed it lower temp and with delicate option on the washing machine.

If the sponges aren’t clean, does that mean that the underwear is not clean as well?

And you know what, that might be the case.

In the older days (heck, even now in the rural places), people used to boil their underwear, later, they ironed it on a high temperature and I am sure they had less problems that people nowadays.

Here is why I think that:

they boiled it on a high temperature    VS.    the underwear nowadays can’t handle such a high temperature (even if it did, the elastic will be ruined) 

they ironed it    VS.    who has time for that 

they put only little detergent    VS.    detergent, fabric softener, perfumed detergent & many more 

The underwear obviously goes on out most delicate part of our body and we are treating it only as a decorative piece of fabric. We are even leaving it for a few days before we do our laundry…….yeah I’m not going to explain how bad this is. I’m sure you already have the idea.

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Many say: but hand washing is not the same as machine washing. It is better with a washing machine.

And you know what, I think they are right but instead of being right about the part about the machine, they are right about the hand washing.

What I do Is wash it really good with hot water and detergent right when take them off so I can avoid leaving them (even for a day) before I do the laundry. Granted, I might use much more detergent that I really want to on such an important thing as underwear but I take comfort in ruining them under ruining water (sorry planet) until I am confident that they are soapless 😀

If anyone has some advice, I would like to read them and consider them because after i realized this about our underwear I was left speechless of how the modern time changed the way we „handle“ our hygiene…but for the worse. We are taking daily showers (by the way, I encourage you to read THIS POST about that subject), but how clean really is our underwear when we say „I take daily showers and put clean underwear“?

 

Hope you think about this the next time you do your laundry.

Wishing you a happy weekend,

Antidote 😉

Nails of the week

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Hi my Readers 🙂

If you follow me, you are already familiar that I take pictures of my nails right before I am about to wipe them down. Just like in Glitter over regular nail polish – nails before I remove the polish 😀  and Theme color I like these days and Festive nails 🙂 and many more. Just search for „nails“ in the search button on the side of the blog post and you’ll see 😀

This time is not different. And I even tried them to fix them a little bit so they look somewhat presentable. I really liked the design especially because I did them after a long time not wearing nail polish so here they are 🙂

 

Have a nice one

Antidote 😉

Media milking the drama about YouTubers

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Hy Readers

Up until 2-3 days ago, media didn’t care about YouTube and the drama surrounding it. It seems really hypocritical to care about them now when there are only bad things and incidents involved. Do people really care only about the bad things?

Where was this media writing about this people when they were doing some good things. They didn’t care! 

New York Times writing about some drama. E! news reporting on their news about this too. It is really interesting, especially because media didn’t care to write about these people and their good stuff up until they were involved in a drama and incidents so people really don’t know who they are writing about.

You have this HUGE audience, and instead of using it for good, you are using it to talk about only about the negative things! FOR CLICKS!

I could care less, but spreading only negative vibes and whet it is about bad things and ignoring everything good they’ve done only to get those clicks, that is not ok!

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How do you feel about this?

Have a nice day,

and remember to do something good 🙂

The liking is over. The trolls are coming

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Hi Readers 🙂

This topic is just too good to let go of. I mean, when there is something happening, it is only natural to be curious about it. Lately the beauty community was shaking over the Tati speaking up about James Charles. And with good reason. If you know to know more about the last fail that James Charles has done – Line up for the $500 ticket; James Charles did an oopsie  And if you want to know about the actual drama – Someone can make your career. That same someone can also break it.

There were the haters, the leechers, the memes and now we are getting to the trolling part. But by the time I post this, it will be all about Tati. It is already beginning. Of course she is going to be dragged. They are going to pick everybody, like it is expected form one person to sweep up the mess that is created over the years.

They say that she only calls them out when they’ve done something to her personally. Well I don’t see anyone else doing something about it, so why should she do that alone?

They expect one person to fix the „beauty community“ while everybody else is staying silent because was too afraid it will ruin relationships and are hypocrites? That is overreaching.

Also, YouTube has removed Tati’s video from the trending page. Doesn’t surprise me after PewDiePie being constantly removed from there. „Good job“ YouTube.

Please be civil about all of this. Bullying is not karma. 

Here is a tweet that I’ve come across and it actually has a good point:

 

If you want to read about this subject, please head over to – #KissAndMakeup anti-bullying campaign It may help.

As I said in THIS POST, I am in no way justifying his behavior, but there has to be limit.

Placing screenshots from a person that was only flerting with you, or just wanted to be sweet and polite afterwards because you rejected him and he didn’t know how to act, is not something you should tweet.
And only persons cheering that behavior is probably teenagers. As I saw the screenshots, he was only flirting. And in return he got screenshots. For what? To milk some attention out of it! NOT COOL!
There is nothing wrong with flirting. You could feel uncomfortable if you are not into it, but screenshots so you can milk some attention out of it…… NO!

People forgot how to interact and what is interaction. 

Again:

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Please remember this before go and attack someone you know only from the interneta dn feed to the cyber – bullying. Goes for James Charles AND for Tati.
Bullying is a serious subject! Don’t feed the monster that it is!

Have a nice one

Someone can make your career. That same someone can also break it

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Hey Readers 🙂

I am not a gossip blog, neither was interested in the drama part of youtube. But some things are just too big to be left alone.

As the tiltle states, someone can make your career. But if you take it for granted and feel entitled? That same one can also break it.

Tati Westbrook is very well known and loved person on YouTube. It is funny how we focus on the bad, when we can focus on the good and writing this, I wanted to only mention her and write few words. But instead, I’m making a difference and making nice people the center of attention. Also, It is funny how we can think of so many unkind words but when it comes to compliments – we all look past them. So the focus on this post is: she has really pleasant voice, she is kind, understanding, smart and maybe more but from what is translated, as viewer – that is the summation. She has her own company – Halo Beauty. She knows how to compose a sentence without using the beauty slang and annoy half of the population 😀 OK, that was my lame attempt of a dad joke, but if you go on her channel, you can witness better ones 😀 Moving on…

She has such an impact and it is respected that with only one video, was able to stir up so much and make people think of their decisions.

 

I feel sorry for James Chalres at this moment because he is still a teenager that can’t handle everything that he is served with. I watched a video of him how lost he was on the red carpet of the Met Gala and even though he is the villain now, the immaturity got the best of him. It’s somewhat similar to a post that I wrote about bullying. If you care to read that – just click here and it will take you to that post #KissAndMakeup anti-bullying campaign. Here is an excerpt:

It’s possible that the anger that a bully contents is not towards those people and they are not the source to the „bullys“ problem. That „bully“ is a person too and is pouring and focusing his or her anger towards the wrong person. Living with all this technology is easier to become angry and to focus that anger towards wrong people and things.

I am in no way justifying his behavior, but am stating the possibilities. If fact, just 2 days ago I wrote about his events – Line up for the $500 ticket; James Charles did an oopsie. 

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This teaches us something very important: no matter how big you are – kindness always prevails!

Until my next blabber…

Remember to do something good.

Have a nice weekend 🙂

Line up for the $500 ticket; James Charles did an oopsie

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Hi my Readers 🙂

This is a „delicate“ subject in the „beauty community“. Apart from me being fed up with all the drama, canceling and shadyness going on, being frank and stating honest opinions about anything enabled individuals to do whatever, and sometimes – not that nice.

Update: Tati speaks up about James Charles  – Someone can make your career. That same someone can also break it

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Here it is: honesty.

When I have time, I watch interesting content on YouTube. A while ago, James Charles was coming up with some interesting ideas for videos. I wasn’t watching his content before, but I was intrigued now. I watched a few videos and I liked them. After that, I continued exploring other channels.

But, lately, something jumped up in my twitter feed: James Charles trowing something that will cost A LOT of money. At first, I thought this was just vultures over exaggerating things as usual. Boi was I wrong….. $500 for a ticket to something from someone that is actually something from everything but at the end – nothing in particular. I mean, makeup – artist? No (he is talented and self taught). Clothing designer? No. Singer? No. Especially because he doesn’t have a single song that is his. For what is he expecting people to buy this tickets? Even the least expensive one is way too much!

If you have read some of my content, you’d know how low the salaries in the country that I am coming from are. I mean, I cant even grasp that people are just buying $60 palettes without a as much as a blink of an eye(lid hehe). So this was even worst. I mean, even in well developed countries this amount is half, 2 thirds of a salary…

I can’t think of an excuse for this.

It’s all good, until it is way too expensive to afford a simple concerts to ACTUAL musicians. Is so bad that in comparison to the past, the prices to tickets has go so much that it is getting ridiculous.

I’m going to add some examples to tickets. Granted, these are without calculated inflation, but still. So many bands and quality in one place!

 

 

And if you google tickets from before this crazyness, you’ll see what I am writing about.

Those were my 2 – 3 thoughts. What are yours?

Have a nice one 🙂

 

Body tuning apps and filters are ruining our perception for beauty

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Hi my Readers 🙂

I am surprised that so many beauty persons are promoting „face tuning“. When beauty persons are promoting that with all of their full coverage and amazing maeup, what message are they sending to the persons that their niche is not doing beauty videos? They feel preasurred to do the same. So, we are coming to something very harmfull – not accepting your body as it is. From that, they expose themselves to medical procedures just to „better“ themselves (in their minds).

When your insta feed is filled with your favorite beauty influencers, you can’t help but notice that everyone is conforming the same shape. They are all trying to look the same, wearing the same fast-fashion pieces, doing their makeup the same – neutral. There is serious lack of imagination. But people still admire them.

Do you really need to place filters or tune your face? – No

Do you really need to put fillers and inject your face? – No

I think people forget that it is this peoples job to do that. Their place of living is mostly LA and their events involve other people like them.

This is really nicely explain in this video. If you din’t have the patience to watch it, watch it in sped up.


Another amazing video about this is:

 

Again, you can watch this videos sped up so you can watch them whole but at the same time don’t need to click out just because you don’t have time 🙂

I didn’t particularly liked parts of myself before. But then I realized, there is no other like me. I am unique and that should be the standard. Not „everyone looks like this and so should I“. Imagine all the people in the world being dressed in the same uniform, doing their makeup the same and doing their hair the same. Scary ain’t it?

Share your thoughts on this subject. I an curious to see if there are more people that are thinking like me, or have the opposite thoughts on this subject.

Remember to do something good today.

Have a nice one 😉

Using eyeshadow for highlight and contouring

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Using eyeshadow for highlight and contouring

Hi my Readers 🙂

Highlight and contouring are big thins as of few years ago. Makeup „addiction“ in general is big as in few years ago. Since then, we are filling our makeup drawers with tons of makeup. I get it, makeup makes us happy. I use it because it is like a way of expressing yourself. It is a form of art.

But enough about that.

Before the highlight and contouring craze existed in the non-beauty world, and even after that, improvising was and still is the way to go.

There are still countries that most of the makeup is not available. Or countries with such a small salary that very few thing are affordable from the already small available makeup amount.

So, to improvise, I used to use very dark blush as a form of contouring the back of my cheeks. Ming you, this is way before I discovered youtube videos, I had available internet more than a few documents worth of download and had to use it sparingly or even this kind of videos existed.

This next two things you use it as you would use highlight and contour. They are just labeled differently – eyeshadow.

Contouring

After that, contouring was something that not even makeup store sellers knew about. I tried darker powder but that didn’t work because even though I am very fair, there wasn’t shade that was dark enough for me to like it (I like darker, to be noticeable because it tends to disappear quickly when you don’t wear foundation – and I don’t). Or they were simply non existent. If someone was few shades darker than me, the only somewhat affordable powder was orange and really, wasn’t that darker.

So I decided to improvise. I started looking for a single eyeshadow compact that will not be orange and suit my skin tone. I was in another town and determined to find something since in my town, such thing was non-existent. So, in the rush I was, I bought slightly darker shade, but that was not bothering me since I could simply use it whenever I want and if I wanted to be lighter, I could tone it down with face powder.

Highlight

As you may or probably may not know, I only bought my first highlighter few months ago since I wasn’t into highlighting that much. It might had to do with the VERY limited amount and very expensive selection. When I wanted something, I would use a very light pink, very finely mild single eyeshadow compact. After so much videos, I finally bought my first highlighter. I don’t know If I expectations were so high because I saw it in so many videos or I just got a dud (it figures), but you can read all about that in this post that I wrote about that. Since then, I bought another one that I use everyday. Some day looks very bad (when I over-apply (sue me 😀 ) and some days looks amazing. Depends on my skin condition and my mood in general. Overall, I bought it very cheap (it might not have the pest ingredients, but hey, it makes me happy) and that makes me use it in the amount that i’m using it – too much 😀

Thoughts

I feel like companies are making me expand my makeup collection. I used to have very limited amount but at the same time used to be very inspired. Nowadays, I find myself looking in my makeup drawer, I have everything but my inspiration is not what it used to be. I still love it, but when I see all the neutrals, I always do the same brown looks. Since I wrote this post about my feeling about neutrals, I forced myself to be more colourful – as I used to be.

 

You might read this, probably not, but here it is. And you might think that I am just someone that writes about „I’m interested in your thoughts“ just to write something, but I genuinely am.

 

Also, I wanted to share a song that I listened to way before Billie Eilish invaded the world 😀

 

Have a nice one and hope to read from you. Link me your posts 🙂

Antidote 😉

 

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AVON PUR BLANCA roll on (antiperspirant, deodorant)

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AVON PUR BLANCA roll on (antiperspirant, deodorant)

Hi my Readers

As you may or may not know, I decided to do a teeny tiny series about AVON. My lasts post were about body lotion and fragrance spritz (spray perfume).

In those post I wrote about how I feel about AVON and their politics.

AVON PUR BLANCA roll on (antiperspirant, deodorant)

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I really enjoy their perfumed stuff. They are not the healthiest choice but once in a while I make exceptions.

I’ve tried this roll on in the fragrance PERCEIVE and LITTLE BLACK DRESS but this one has the best fragrance.

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Amount:

50 ml

Their scent differ from their lotions, perfumes and roll-ons and this is an exception to that. The PURE BLANCA one smells really nice and the smell lasts for a long time.

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The Little Black Dress is probably my second favorite from this line. But the perfume-y smell definitely disappears quickly and it differs from the actual perfume.

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Have you tried some of their products? I might place another order soon 🙂

Have a nice one,
Antidote 😉