Saturday, June 21, 2008

Swedish Days

Today my family and I went to Swedish Days- the Midsommar festival that happens every year where I live. There are a lot of Swedish immigrants and Americans of Swedish heritage where I live, so every year they have a festival where all the Swedish businesses and restaurants and groups set up booths with food and games. It's a lot of fun!

This year I was inspired to do "Swedish" themed makeup, inspired by Sanna of MakeupMyLack.
Mine's not as good as hers, but it was still fun to do in honor of all the wonderful Swedish bloggers I've met through this blog. You guys are great!

(Flash, because it made my eyeball look cool. LOL)

I used:
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
MAC Chrome Yellow
MAC Orange
MAC Crystal Avalanche
Urban Decay Liquid Liner in Radium
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Zero
Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara

How did I do?


  1. Thanks, Tabe-chan! It was fun to wear!

  2. Aww, that is so awesome!
    You're so great too<3
    I had no idea you have a Midsommar festival- that is so cool:D

  3. Sanna, thanks! I'm not sure how Swedish the actual festival is besides the Swedish flags, Swedish meatballs (are those really Swedish?) and the Saabs driving around, but it is really fun! :D What do people in Sweden do for Midsommar?

  4. You did great! And your eyebrows look perfect.. How do you manage them? I'm intrigued!

    For midsommar alot of us Swedes eat alot of pickled herring (and some other fishy things), drink quite large amounts of snaps and dance around a midsommarstång (, which is actually a symbol of fertility! Sounds fun, eh? ;)

  5. Bah, my link to the stång didn't work, but just image-google it and you'll probably get a ton of them. :)

  6. Looking great! And how awsome you got to clebrate midsummer as well!

    Greetings from Sweden! ;-)

  7. You wear those Swedish colors so well! :)

  8. Chaosophia, Thanks!! I just waxed them yesterday, and I fill them in with Urban Decay Brow Box :D

    Thank you for the information on Midsommar! It really does sound like fun!

    Thank you, Sminkan! :D

    Sara, thanks so much :D I felt like I was Swedish for the day! Hahaha!

  9. Lovely!
    / A swedish reader who just yesterday found your blog

  10. Mimmi, thank you! And welcome, I'm happy to have you here!

  11. Are you from Illinois? My friend had a Swedish days festival by where she lives too. Maybe its just a coincidence.

    Love the blog! I too have an obsession with purple polish (and just nail polish in general)

  12. Grace, yes I am :D The Swedish Days festival in Geneva is where I was. Small world! :D

    And thanks, I'm glad you like my blog!! =)

  13. Ah, my friend lives in St. Charles, but I've gone shopping at the Geneva Commons mall. I love that place! Hehe.

    I'm from Northbrook (30 mins north of Chicago) so I don't make it out that way often, but I heard the festival was good.

    I wish I could pull off a shadow look like yours. Yellow and blue both clash with my skin tone pretty badly. :(

  14. Grace, how awesome! I know Northbrook! And St. Charles is soooooo nice. How cool is that!

  15. Awesome look! I Hope your midsummer was great! Hugs from a finnish swede who loooves your blog:D

  16. Badbomben, thank you! And how cool, a finnish swede, two places I've always wanted to visit and hopefully I will someday!

    And I love your blog too :D


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