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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.

The Summer Bliss Collection is the first Summer Makeup Collection designed by Lisa Eldridge, Lancome's Global Makeup Creative Director. The inspiration behind this collection comes from the mysterious, fresh and colorful jungle landscapes. 


Finally got the photos from the NYX workshop event!

Ok, so I've been typing and linking every single product that I used for this look for like 40 minutes straight! What!!? Apparently this was some big production look, because looook at that list below :D I mean you don't have to use two highlighters, like I did, but if you want THAT glow to show up you do what you gotta do. As NYX is so close to my heart I knew that I had to go bold for the big blogger event, so I chose to do a very pink look + added the dots. To freshen it up a bit I added that turquoise shade in the inner corner. I ended up loving this look so much that I took these photos just minutes before running out of the house to catch the bus. Can't wait to receive & share the photos from the event! 
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I have promised myself that after this haul I am going to have a little money spending detox. Good luck to me.

First post with the new lighting situation!! I'm so happy that I finally invested into proper lights! No more waiting on the sun to set down or cloudy days. Now I only have to figure out the camera settings, because I am not 100% pleased with the result, but hopefully, next time I will nail it. Also, couldn't keep myself away from playing with the Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette! It is soooo buttterry and pigmented!!
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