LATEST IN

CURRENTLY LOVING

A Little About Me

Well, hello there! And welcome to Alksne!
I'm Laura and I'm happy to see you here in this online corner of mine. I'm a self-proclaimed and self-taught makeup junkie. My weaknesses include very creamy, good coverage concealers and big, bold, colorful, metallic (preferably) eye shadow palettes. I believe that no highlight is too strong or unwearable and smokey eyes are not only for the evening hours. I have rocky relationships with eyeliners and false eyelashes. My style is always evolving, but the only thing that stays the same is my love for black. Black jeans, a long top, Converse and a fedora hat is my go to uniform, but because it would be too boring to post the same outfit every single time, once in a while I take out those heels and add a splash of color to my usually monochrome looks.

First things first - where in the world did the weekend go?? Mine passed by in a blink of an eye. And I mean seriously, one minute it was Saturday morning and the next it was Monday already. I hope yours was a couple of minutes longer than mine! 
For the second festival look I went a little bit natural (as natural it could be with gold glitter freckles). On the eyes I have my favorite eyeshadow at the moment, called Ginger Snap. I can't get enough of it. I've been wearing it basically every day. It's like a rusty gold shade, that looks even better in real life. These pictures don't do it's justice. Then on the lips this time I went for a cream lipstick in a violet brown shade. These lipsticks are very creamy and comfortable on the lips. And I love how it looks when they wear off. And to top it all off and give the whole look some umpf I just dotted the middle part of my face with a gold glitter eyeliner, creating these eye catching freckles. 
Face:

Eyebrows:

Eyes:

Lips:
H&M Cream Lipstick in Brunette Ambition
In collaboration with H&M

Aaaaand we are now precisely only one week away from Positivus festival! I am so, so, soo excited! You know, just a little bit. Not at all. Nope. :D As I mentioned in the previous post, festivals are not only about music. People get creative and do all kinds of crazy makeups and pull together fun outfits. So as I sort of like makeup, I also created a couple of festival makeup looks. This first one you could call "Settle with a pop of color and bling". The bling would be the liner under the brow. It is not that noticeable, but once the light catches it, it looks really cool. To make it more opaque I first damped my brush in a setting spray and then with a liner brush picked up Over The Moon eyeshadow and drew the base under the brow. Then when it dried down a bit I went over with a glitter eyeliner. If you don't mind spending more time, you could instead of the liner go in with loose glitter. And the pop of color, obviously, are the matte pink lips. If you decide to have matte lips, don't forget to bring a chopstick with you, because these kind of lipsticks, crayons tend to really dry them out. My tip would be, before you put on your lipstick, to put a light layer of your favorite balm. If it's not as matte as you would like, you can always blot it and then add some loose powder on top. A bit of a hassle, but at least your lips won't be dead at the end of the day.
Face:

Eyebrows:

Eyes:

Lips:
H&M Lip Colour-To-Go in Let's Mambo
In collaboration with H&M

You may have noticed on my snapchat (allksne) or instagram (@alksne) that I have been rocking pink hair recently. Here's the story behind it.


Are you ready for Positivus?


Soooo after numerous set backs, like filming the look two times because the first time the contour didn't show up, the light was off and then later when Windows Movie Maker showed me the middle finger at 2am, after editing half of the video, my entry is finallly up!!!! It sure was a challenge to pull it all together, but I'm really happy with the result! 
I hope you enjoy the video! Let me know what you think in the comments below!