"A Journal About Liv(-ing), Loving & Lipsticks. A Collection of Beauty, Brides & Blogging, A Life Inbetween Potions & Lotions " by Liv Lundelius

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We Have Moved! New blog site is up!

Posted on: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

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This blog has moved, you can find it now over here:

http://www.livlifemag.com/livwell/

I have been working on a new blog site Liv Life Mag.
It’s combining this beauty blog with my personal blog all together on one brand new site.
Of course, you can keep following along just this blog or read across both, that’s up to you.
The new site Liv Life Mag is about creativity, beauty & love and simply living life.
Overall I hope that my voice will shine through a little more on the new site and the beauty blog will be more holistic.
You will still find your trusted product reviews, but I hope to mix it up a little more with an overall healthy&happy approach to beauty and wellbeing.

This URL that you are reading right now is now outdated and will no longer be updated.
If you wish to follow along, please click over to the new site here!

I can’t wait to see you there! Please let me know your thoughts in the comments over there.

Liv xo

We are married, forever!

Posted on: Thursday, March 10, 2016

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Photo by Jo Bartholomew (just a sneak, we haven’t gotten our pics back yet!)

Most of you would have seen and heard the news by now:
We just got married. And we have been on honeymoon!
If you followed the #livplusdaveequals on Instagram you might have seen some sneaky pics from peoples mobiles.

It will be a little while until we get our professional pictures…we can’t wait though.

I will share more detail & thoughts then. For now I can let you know that is was the most magical wedding weekend and so much fun.
I think we are still in the bliss bubble, although we are knee deep in work right now.
It’s like the best thing we have ever done! I will promise to share more actual thoughts and feelings on this matter.

The best news is:
Once I am back from some studying/training/further education this month there are many exciting things lined up for this little blog!

Aromaflage – Fragrance & Mosquito Repellent

Posted on: Wednesday, December 2, 2015

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The thought of spending my wedding and honeymoon covered in toxic, smelly deet mosquito repellent wasn’t really one that got me excited.
Yet with a Summer outdoor wedding and honeymoon in Bali (incl. dangers of Dengue fever etc.) I thought there was not much choice.
Mosquitos also REALLY love me, they smell me from far and I am in trouble.

If you are anything like me or you like traveling to South East Asia try Aromaflage.
I love the concept so much, it’s a beautifully designed fragrance in a luxurious bottle.
Actually there are two fragrances. Aromaflage and Aromaflage Wild.

They are all natural fragrance free of phtlates, parabens or any other nasties, yet they are as far as you can imagine from smelly citronella candles.
I would actually wear mine as fragrance even inside, it’s quite delicious.
Of course smell is very subjective and we all ike different fragrances, this one however is pleasant and not offensive in any way.
To repel mosquitos successfully you need to apply it liberally on arms and legs, which you won’t do with a regular fragrance, so you will go through this much quicker.
I also recommend trying a sample to make sure you don’t get an allergic reaction. Although it’s all natural it is yet very potent and concentrated and there is always the possibility to be sensitive.
This year there are also endless annoying flies in my area whenever I take my little Dog, Dalston, for a walk they are just everywhere.
I have been wearing just a little spritz of my aromaflage in the mornings and it also kept all the bugs away. And it does really work to repel mosquitoes!

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I am even more thrilled that the packaging is so beautiful and gold, (if you know me you know that I have a thing for all things white & gold)
After trying the small size, I will definitely get myself and the future Mr. a full size bottle.
This Summer I am prepared and I can smell nice on honeymoon too!

Natural Beauty Hangout & Talk

Posted on: Monday, November 30, 2015

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I lately had the chance to speak to the lovely Juliet from Lace N Ruffles, who interviewed me for her hangout series.
Sharing the same values and love for natural products this interview was so much fun.
It’s so great to connect with others in the blogsphere and the article is filled with kindness.
It really made my day when I read it and all the lovely words she had to say about me and my work.
As you might have noticed, I have been flat out with work, traveling and non stop working and while I have accumulated
many great ideas and products that I want to share, there has been a little radio silence on this blog.
You can always follow my adventures on Instagram if you like.

In case you missed it, see the whole post here at Lace N Ruffles and read on for a little preview.

My current skin care routine:
I am always testing and trying new discoveries to keep up to date.

With my own wedding around the corner I really need to stop and get into a set routine.

However here is what I currently actually use:

♣ Morning:

Face skincare: I wash my face in the shower with La Mav Sweet Orange Foaming Cleanser, then tone with La Mav Purifying Toner (editor’s note: it’s won a place in our Top 30 Natural Skin Care Products under $30 list!). I use Tata Harper Eye Cream morning and night. Lately I have been using the Organic Spa range, which was recommended to me by a facialist. I love the results and that the products are toxin free, the smell I find personally not too great, but my skin really likes it. I use the day moisture as moisturizer and wrinkle defence serum.

♣ Night:

I remove my makeup with pure organic pumpkin seed oil and a microfibre cloth. If I feel like a deep cleanse I use the La Mav Sweet Orange Foaming Cleanser afterwards. I follow with Organic Spa Day Moisture and include an exfoliating treatment into my routine from time to time. The Organicsceuticals Night Renewal Treatment works wonders.
I have yet to establish my favourite routine for the upcoming months.

♣ Body skincare:

Dry skin brushing, Shower and Hydrotherapy with cold water is how I start my day. I use coconut oil on the wet skin, which helps it to absorb and lock in the moisture, it doesn’t feel greasy this way. I use pure almond oil on my fingernails and cuticles and coconut oil on my hair.

I hope you enjoy this little insight in my current routine and the full interview.

Create a Beauty Ritual

Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2015

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Do you have a beauty ritual?
Do you look forward to your daily skincare routine? Do you absolutely love how your products smell and feel on your skin?
If you do you are much more likely to keep up and you get to relax and have fun in the process.
I believe that the pleasure of using products and to create a little self-care ritual around your routine is actually very beneficial to your skin
and most importantly to the way you feel.
I am so grateful I have recently connected with a fellow skincare lover and expert, the lovely Misty who is the inspiring woman behind the skincare line BLOOM.
We send long long emails back and and forth chatting away about skin & health, I feel we connected in such a great way that I just made a new friend on the other side of the world.
Created by a holistic nutritionist with a deep understanding of whole body health, this line truly felt different to all other natural skincare lines I have ever used.
You can tell that it’s not just another skincare line but rather one carefully researched and crafted with a holistic approach.
Can you tell, that I am a bit of a fan?
Within one week of using the products exclusively morning and night and having so much fun with the ritual in the meantime, my skin has transformed.
The few blemishes I had healed quickly without leaving scarring or redness, my skin is smooth and even toned and very well hydrated.
It glows, so that I even completely skipped wearing any foundation for a few days.
I received my products after one really long and exhausting day a few weeks ago and I fell in love immediately, from the moment I received the products which came in the prettiest colourful wrapping.

I am of course a little picky when it comes to skincare, as I receive so many samples and constantly get to work with new
and different products in my job, and I have to say: These products are different to anything I had ever tried before.

I took the skin type test on the website as all three steps in this skincare routine are uniquely created for a specific skin type.
The test decided that I would fit best into the Combination Skin Type.
I think the combination skin choice was spot on, as my skin is taking really well to the new routine.
The smell of my Nourish Serum is very relaxing and grounding and I can feel all the muscles in my face relax immediately.

Step 1: GLOW and POLISH

Glow is a wonderful botanical oil blend, that you can use as eye-makeup remover. Within the beauty ritual you then mix it with Polish to create a wonderful deeply purifying facial cleanser.
Polish is a powdery consistency, it buffes away impurities but isn’t not harsh like other scrubs. It also contains natural lactic acid to brighten and soften, from organic whole milk powder.
You can use turn your cleanse into a weekly face mask by leaving it on for 10 minutes before rinsing. And it feels incredibly nice!
Step 2: HYDRATE and NOURISH
Spritz your face liberally with HYDRATE and you will want to use it all day long! It’s a lovely hydrating spritz packed with essential nutrients that will allow your next step to really lock in that extra moisture.
Then you follow with a few drops of Nourish. I really love massaging the Nourish serum into my skin and personally love the smell so much that I inhale a few times to get the most out of the aromatherapy effects.
If you are feeling dry, apply NOURISH directly to your skin after using POLISH.
Step 3: RESTORE
Apply a small amount of RESTORE to the area around the eyes and elsewhere on the face, as needed. The area between the eye brows and the “laugh lines” next to the mouth are especially nice.
It’s a very concentrated potent little balm that my skin loves.

All products are 100% Natural, Crueltyfree, All BLOOM formulas are vegetarian or vegan, gluten free and preservative + toxin free and only contain with the freshest, safest, most luxurious ingredients for your skin type. The line does not use any fillers (including water) and as such a little goes a very long way.

I am hooked on my luxurious beauty ritual!
Please check out the BLOOM website which now offers a generous $20.00 shipping flat rate to Australia.

Copycat

Posted on: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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Did you ever have anyone in your life that seemed to copy everything you did?
We all know one or two of those I bet, and it’s important to see it as a compliment.

Inspired by all the copycats out there my recent fashion Editorial for Tantalum Magazine has just been published.
I hope you enjoy! ;)

For more of my published work see my makeup artist portfolio here.

Credits of the fab Team:

Levon Baird (Photographer):
Website: http://www.levonbaird.com/
Instagram: @levonbaird

Blake Sutherland (Stylist):
Website: http://www.blakesutherland.com/
Instagram: @blakeislively

Liv Lundelius (Hair and Makeup):
Website: http://makeup.livlundelius.com/
Instagram: @liv_lundelius
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LivLundeliusMakeup

Eugen Tim (Model):
Agency Website: http://www.viviensmodels.com.au
Agency Instagram: @viviensmodelmgmt
Personal Instagram: @eugenzeugen

Charli Hayes (Model):
Agency Website: http://www.viviensmodels.com.au
Agency Instagram: @viviensmodelmgmt
Personal Instagram: @charlihayes

Kiaya Daniels (Designer):
Website: http://www.kiayadaniels.com/
Instagram:@kiayadaniels

Tantalum Magazine (Publication):
Instagram: @tantalummag

Mental Springclean & The Busy Trap

Posted on: Friday, August 29, 2014

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I can’t wait for spring and sunshine which really puts me in the mood for a good spring clean.
I started with a good apartment clean, followed by sorting through files and getting on top of organizing everything
and getting ready for the next season.
But also I started picking up my own meditation and Yoga practice and am in the process of getting back into a good
exercise routine and more fresh and detoxifying food.
I also limited my coffee intake to one a day.

I will cleanse my skin from the inside out. Personally I can always see when stress and busy times take over, how my skin reflects this immediately.
With the change of season I am doing an internal Spring clean, keeping clear of any negative thoughts, let the god vibes roll and
get my radiant skin back.
As I am a bit of a workaholic I really need to remind myself to keep a healthy balance.

Time for self care is so very important, getting enough sleep, drinking enough water, regular exercise and quiet time…
It seems like the most simple changes have the biggest impact.
Today I had a day to myself (as we speak) time for Yoga, meditation, and pampering while getting normal house stuff done.
All the things that I haven’t gotten around to in toooo long.
The little things make all the difference. Today I am just happy and grateful for everything I have got.
A mental spring clean.

Do you ever fall into the busy trap?

Sydney Makeup Workshop

Posted on: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Liv Lundelius Worshop 2014 from PebbleCoastFilms on Vimeo.

…and here it is the awesome work of Carla at Pebble Coast Films!
I am so happy and grateful for the wonderful team that helped me to make it all happen.

Makeup Workshop

Posted on: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Documentary images by JK Blackwell, a portrait photographer specialising in pets and their people © JK Blackwell / www.twoguineapigs.com.au

Saturday was a big day, my first makeup workshop in Australia! It was held at Create Or Die studio in Marrickville.
It was so much fun and I am so grateful to for the wonderful team of supporters and partners that came on board to make it all happen.
I can safely say the long days and short nights leading up to the day were SO worth it.
The day went by so quickly so I was extra excited about the photos and I can’t wait to see the video, once it’s edited as well.

All guests were so lovely and curious. I was blown away by their enthusiasm and passion for makeup.
I really hope everyone took home new tips & tricks and is encouraged to try new products and techniques.
I could have not hoped for a better crowd!
Every time I mentioned a new topic one million more techniques and pieces of advice would come to into my head.
Questions were asked and new solutions demonstrated.

I could have made this workshop last for a whole week and still would have had more to share…
However I think everyone got a good taste and some insider tips during the day.

The workshop was a mix of tutorials shown on our pretty model Jessica and hands-on times, were everyone would have the time to experiment and try new techniques
on their own faces. Of course there was Champagne, drinks and nibbles as well.

I love a good challenge and bringing together an event like this was definitely a good one.
Thank you for all the wonderful people who contacted me already and asked for further workshops and invited me to come to their cities.
As international makeup artist, I love to travel and the Sydney Makeup Workshop was a great start.
I will get onto planning and we will make it happen, eventually!

A huge thanks to our supporters Jane Iredale Australia, Atelier Lumira
,People for Plants, Bionade Australia , West Elm,
De Lorenzo Haircare, Hello May, BloomboxCo, Ihana

The fab Team: Jaclyn from Blog Society, Nat from Eat Read Love, Julianna from twoguineapigs, Carla from Pebble Coast Films, Jessica Ruscoe our model and my man Dave and puppy Dalston who were there for me all along.

Make Up
Liv Lundelius
Hosted by
Blog Society / Eat Read Love
Venue
Create or Die
Decor
West Elm / Hello May / BloomboxCo / Atelier Lumira
Hair & Beauty
Jane Iredale / People For Plants / Cruelty Free Beauty / Ihana / Delorenzo
Photos and Video
Pebble Coast Films / twoguineapigs
Food and Beverage
Bionade / Bourke Street Bakery Marrickville
Model
Jessica Ruscoe

Makeup Workshop with Liv

Posted on: Sunday, July 13, 2014

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Liv Lundelius Make-up Workshop, 9 August, Sydney

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Sometimes it’s nice to remember that we all have a unique character, a particular style that helps express who we are as individuals.
I am excited to team up with Blog Society & Eat Read Love to host an intimate workshop on the 9th of August 2014.

I am really looking forward to having the chance to share my knowledge tips&tricks with you.
Let’s see beyond trends and let me show you how to create effortless makeup that makes you feel good.
I feel extremely lucky to have met such a wonderful team of creatives to support me with the vision of my workshop,
and couldn’t be happier to have all this great people and brands on board.

Spaces are extremely limited and tickets are finally available via http://www.blogsociety.com.au/events/

A huge thanks to our supporters Jane Iredale Australia, Atelier Lumira
,People for Plants, Bionade Australia
All images were taking by the fabulous Julianna at twoguineapigs

Makeup Workshop Save The Date

Posted on: Monday, July 7, 2014

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I am super excited to announce an upcoming collaboration & makeup workshop with
Blog Society and Eat Read Love details to follow real soon for now:
Save the Date! 9th of August 2014.
I will keep you up to date! It’s been something I wanted to realize for some time.
I always get asked so many questions from brides, friends, other creatives I get to meet…
time has come to answer them.
And show all of you some tricks, techniques & tools of my trade.
We are busy in getting everything organized to make sure everyone
will have the best time and hopefully will get to learn a lot about makeup!
If that sounds like it’s right up your alley, save that date.

Fruity Days, Peachy Nights & Pomegranate Mists

Posted on: Sunday, February 2, 2014

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Makeup look for White Magazine by Liv Lundelius photo by Stephanie Alcaino.

I love seasonal fruit, and at the moment, the markets are overflowing with peaches, apricots and nectarines.
All of which have the most delicious looking colours.

My own summer makeup is currently inspired my peach tones.
And in the heat I like to keep it simple!
Peach cheeks and lips and even a wash of a fruity tone on the eyes.
And a hydrating face mist in the bag and I am ready to go!

My current favourite is Pommisst by Jane Iredale! It is an organic facial spritz with the added benefit of pomegranate extract, a powerful antioxidant.
And it feels and smells soooo good! And I love the pretty red bottle.

An Oldie But Goldie staple in my makeup kit is Stila Convertible in Gladiola for lips&cheeks & Nars Barbarella a sheer peach lipstick! What are your summer colour staples?

Another wonderful One Fine Day is coming up!

Posted on: Friday, January 31, 2014

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The next One Fine Day is coming up in a week already.
Check out my posts about the previous fairs, here and here!

The lovely Ladies behind the event just published a little fun interview with me, which I thought you might enjoy reading below.
Please find the original post including photos on the OFD page here.

LIV LUNDELIUS – MAKE UP ARTIST
Thursday, January 23, 2014

As a young girl Liv Lundelius often recalls giving fashion styling and makeup advice to her mum and friends who, living in the German country side needed that little bit of extra help and confidence. She has since worked a number of events worldwide such as NYC, Berlin and London Fashion Weeks (pretty impressive!).

Liv has a unique passion for working with brides and enhancing their individual beauty, with subtle natural makeup. It is your day to shine so head over to Liv Lundelius website to view more of her amazing bridal make up.

Most memorable moment / idea/ experience that you have seen at a wedding you have worked on?
It’s beautiful each and every time to see family, friends and a happy couple all coming together to celebrate love. That in itself is the best idea ever.

Please share your best tip for a couple on their big day.
Be happy & and enjoy every moment of your day. Don’t worry about anything beyond your control, all that matters is that you are getting married to one another.

Just quickly complete the following sentences:

On a Sunday I like to:
Have a wedding booking ;) and otherwise sleep in and go for a nice long breakfast, a walk and some exploring with the camera and my little family.

A secret no- one knows about me:
I have never been homesick.

The one song guaranteed to get me on the dance floor:
Ha, there are so many. A better question would be if there is one song guaranteed to get me OFF the dancefloor ;-)

What can couples expect to see from me at One Fine Day:

Plenty of images of my previous work, a big smile and hopefully some great inspiration for their wedding day.

Come and meet me in person at the One Fine Day Wedding Fair!

The Best Beauty Tip Ever

Posted on: Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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Snacks in my job

Posted on: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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Those of you that have met me before or know me, know that I love healthy fresh food.
In my job a makeup artist with a very irregular schedule it’s not always easy.
Some photo shoots have fantastic catering with fresh fruits & salads, while sometimes there is hardly any food at all or other times just junk food and pizza.
I have written before on the importance of healthy diet for a good skin over here.

I need my breakfast in the morning to function properly but with starts that require me to get up as early as 3am sometimes (ouch!)
it’s impossible. Who can eat a full breakkie in the middle of the night? Exactly.

I usually bring some nuts and apples or prepare a fresh smoothie for on the go.
That’s why got super excited when I got send a care package of healthy snacks that are designed you fill you up not out.
Slim Secrets is a new Australian brand of snack bars and other little snacks perfect to carry around with me in my handbag.
While I think it’s super important to remember that fresh unprocessed food is always the best option, these bars are obvsly so much better than your average chocolate bar,
while tasting like the real thing (if I even remember what a real one tastes like…I haven’t had one for many many years)
I cut most sugar out of my diet, while I eat natural fruit and natural sweeteners which is enough for me and makes me feel healthier.
To get an extra energy boost throughout the day I really liked having these little bars with me though.

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My fav flavours among the bars were: Night Time Binge Buster & Mintabolism Boost. But I kinda liked them all!
They also do cookies, Fit Balls and chips if you prefer savoury snacks!
I don’t do diets, I know there is no shortcut or “secret” to staying healthy and fit but moderate exercise and healthy fresh food.
So these snacks are no secret trick to stay slim, just a healthy-ish snack alternative to regular chips or chocolate.

If you are on the road a lot, def try these little treats.

What I liked about this snacks:
They are high in fibre,
low or free of sugar
full of goodies like seeds, and antioxidants
easy to bring on the go
SUPER TASTY
Just the right size for a snack
There are some for breakfast early times, some for night time,
some for afternoon caravings

What to think about:
They are a good alternative to unhealthy conventional snacks
They should not replace meals or fresh snacks
They taste so good that I am tempted to eat more than one bar in one go ;)

Note: I have received free samples, however all my opinions are truly my own and in no way biased and I was not paid to write a review.

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