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Should we cut organic brands some more slack?

Is it okay to completely diss a new independant brand? An organic brand? Should we give one of the good guys less critique? I must confess that my Smashit knockdown (over and out in less than one hour) makes me feel like a super-evil villain, but at the same time, if I had tried it at a store, I wouldn't have bought it.

However, now that I have it in my hand, I will use it. It works ok if I skip the daycream and if I don't use my beloved Davines face-balm (more on that later). It works on a makeup for dropping the kid off at day-care level, but I wouldn't wear it when I go out or when I want a foundation.
It's really too bad because the Milk-shade is perfect for my skin. It matches my neck perfectly which no other foundation has.
Above you see it next to my daycream which is a creamy white, and on a blueish buttercup from Royal Copenhagen. It is the perfect tone for my skin.
However, on a closeup on my dry skin (the back of my hand) you see that the formula is rather greasy and has a tendency to run, leaving a finish that makes you wonder if you have had a snail visiting. A snail that also took a slimy walk in your compact foundation before moving on to your skin...
So, please Smashit, work on the formula. Work hard, work harder and I will love you forever. You have a good thing going here as you are one of the first brands that have realized swedish women are pale as ghosts. And please remember that products that were furnished for reviews are not purchased and those reviews shouldn't be referred to as praise from customers.

As it is now, I am not impressed.
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Wut?


Spell-checker is your friend. And hey, weight? These aren't good signs of what to come...

Edit: Tried it on and am not pleased; I wouldn't call this a foundation, rather a tinted day-cream. My "Milk" doesn't cover anything and a concealer won't stick to it's rather greasy surface. However, my skin is silky smooth.
This retails for 275 SEK which is $43/£26.70. It's organic. It's locally produced. A foundation for the palest of the pale - Milk. It should be a hit in my book.

What disappoints me the most is that this foundation has been hyped by all the bloggers. Every other blogger has had a Smashit-giveaway and they have all given it raving reviews. Granted, I had high expectations that I guess this foundation could never had lived up to, but in the end, it's mediocre. My last foundation was Max Factor's Xperience Weightless foundation (in Light Ivory) and while I wasn't pleased with that foundation either (too sheer, too greasy, never dries), I still think it was a lot better than this. Harsh but honest and true.
In the next few days I am going to try and use Smashit as a tinted daycream (nothing else underneath nor above) and see if I am more pleased.

This also leaves me wondering about the sincerity of some of those bloggers - why is it that people that purchased the foundation aren't as pleased? Does free get a better review than money withdrawn from the Visa?

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To find a foundation

I ran out of foundation a week back. Not feeling too great, I didn't bother with buying a new one. I postponed and then I postponed the postponing. With no foundation, I didn't bother with blush or mascara and suddenly, I was tuning into something that made a wallflower look bright, extravagant and just too much. Plain Jane just isn't me. So, I decided to pick up a new foundation and put my money where my mouth is and go organic. Having seen that the new swedish brand Smashit has gotten good reviews, and was available at Tradera for next to nothing I decided to give it a go. I have yet to have it arrive on my doorstep, but I'm expecting great things from this.

And, I know, I know that it's quite entertaining that a polishaholic is getting giddy over organic makeup but I like to know when I'm meddling with nasty chemicals, ie, nailpolish and Coca Cola Zero. If there's an affordable organic option, I don't see a reason as to why not get it.


(PS: Rosella EcoBeauty has a picture of the foundations if you want to find the one for your complexion)
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Almost a week


The flu hit me hard and I haven't been doing much lately other than... Nothing much. This means I have been neglecting my appearances (more than usual) and guess what - my last manicure, 2 layers, has lasted for 6 days with no base or top! Lousy pic but hey, I'm sick. It's MNY's 753.
Having read other blogger's experiences with this polish I must wonder if MNY doesn't need some quality control?
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