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Photos by Maria / mariajernov.com
Location: Venice, Los Angeles
Nothing beats a red lip. It’s bold and beautiful.
I’ve never been afraid on putting a bright red color on my pout a Monday morning – so you shouldn’t either!
But I know it can be difficult trusting that little devil red color.
What if it gets stuck on your teeth? Smudged out everywhere on your white dress – or ending on another persons mouth after a great snog? I know, there are tons of reasons why the red lips is a bad idea, that can ruin your day.
.. but, there are actually some red lipsticks out there, that can win your trust back.
This one, is my most loyal badass red lipstick I own. I don’t even think about it when I’m wearing this cool girl.
She will let me sweat on the dance floor all night, kiss all the guys I want – without leaving a trail and she will never smudge off!
She’s my sidekick, and I love her.
I’m wearing the color, Bawse, which is a deep red color.
I love the name, ‘Always On’, cause it will literally stay on forever.
Are you still having a hard time trusting your lipstick?
Then you can watch the video tutorial I made, where I give tips and tricks on how to make your lipstick stay on.
You can see the video HERE
I hope you like this liquid lipstick just as much as I do.
They have a range of cool colors, so go and find your match!
Pictures by Maria / mariajernov.com Before and after pictures in the bottom of this article
EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT MY BROWS
It is no secret that I like to shape my face and features with a little help sometimes.
But the first thing I ever had made in my face, was my brows.
Brows were such a trend back when I had them made – about 1,5 years ago – it still is though.
.. but you know the whole drill with Cara Delevigne and everybody on this planet wanting fuller and more bushy brows.
Well, I was definitely not born with gorgeous, bushy and pretty shaped brows. Not at all.
I hated to draw my brows on my face every single morning (and sometimes during the day too).
The fear of the weather changing to rain while I was on my bike to work was horrifying.
There’s nothing sexy about showing up to a meeting with only one eyebrow, because your makeup didn’t stick to your face.
.. and yes, I know that there are so many really good brow products out there, to help you out.
But when you’re single – you don’t want to wake up at a strangers house with a hangover AND without your brows!
And it’s just not very exciting paddling around in a pool in Ibiza with your girlfriends and your brows are melting off.
I can keep going – life is just really sad without brows.
So, I decided that I wanted permanent – or semi-permanent eyebrows.
Yep, I wanted them drawn on my face and stay there!
I know, I still remember my mom screaming at me. ‘You’re going to have a tattoo on your face?! You’re insane!’
The funny story is, that she has just booked an appointment to have hers done now. Ha! The irony.
But I know. It sounds a little bit more dramatic and crazy, than it actually is.
First of all, it’s safe. Well, as long as you choose the right place.
This is another reason for me to tell you all there is to know about getting permanent makeup – there are so many places that will make your permanent makeup for you, super cheap and quick, they keep popping up everywhere.
But all I can say is, don’t do it. It’s just not worth ruining your entire face, just to save a few bucks.
I have a friend, who had hers done by the wrong person – and now she had to get all the ‘ink’ out of her skin.
.. and the place wasn’t shady or anything! Long story short, it was horrible. Poor thing.
So there’s only one person I will lay my face in the hands of.
Her name is Line Therkildsen and she owns this little adorable clinic called Aglaia Klinikken.
She is not only super talented – she’s so sweet and kind, you can’t feel anything else than safe and welcome at her clinic.
.. and she’s such a perfectionist. She will never stop working on your face till she’s satisfied with her work.
You can really feel like it’s her goal in life, to help other people feel beautiful and loving themselves.
Everything she does is so natural and never over done. She knows what to do and when to stop, which I appreciate so much.
So don’t you worry, you’ll never end up looking like the cat lady.
(.. if you dont know the cat lady, google it! .. or maybe don’t, you’ll get scared of ever getting anything done!)
Permanent makeup can naturally change what nature has not designed perfectly and is therefore a natural enchantment of your own features. The permanent makeup is not always about replacing your daily makeup, but can help to add the last thing that nature has not given you – in my case basically just hair.
As you can see in the before and after pictures – it didn’t have a lot of hair.
I’m a 90’s teenager, which means over tweezing was all I knew of when it came to my brows.
So yeah, not really impressive with what I was born with.
WHAT IS PERMANENT MAKEUP?
Permanent makeup is best described as a superficial tattoo. At the Aglaia Klinik they use allergy tested and EU approved plant colors, which are added to mineral substances dissolved in alcohol and distilled in water. This makes plant dyes particularly suitable for sensitive skin. The plant colors are carefully deposited into the skin’s outer layer in the desired area using a very thin needle – doesn’t really sound so appealing I know. But it really isn’t that bad.
At the Aglaia Clinic they use professional equipment that is advanced and specially designed to perform permanent make-up – the equipment can not be compared to equipment for a normal tattoo. It is really not the same at all.
Why I like the colors they uses is because they will not create that grey or purple tone that some colors makes – they always use colors that are tailored to your skin tone, so they can create a natural expression for all of their customers.
Permanent makeup is suitable for anyone who wants well-formed brows, beautifully framed eyes and beautiful lips.
Permanent makeup can also help if you have a lack of hair growth and / or alopecia. It can also be used if you have makeup allergy, wear glasses or have poor eyesight and experience genes in connection with your daily makeup routine.
There really isn’t any reason not to do it if you don’t like your brows.
WHAT I HAD DONE I chose to get the 3D hairstrokes, which is called Microblading.
It’s definitely the most natural looking permanent makeup you can get.
With Microblading you get a permanent makeup that can be used to create natural and very fine hair strokes. It’s a relatively new technique, where they use a manual pen to create a hairline. Why they use Microblading is to create fine and ultra-thin hair that resembles your own natural hair and creates a natural expression. Microblading can also be used to change the shape of the brows. Which we also did with mine. I was missing a little more arch in both of the brows – which can really make a huge difference and change your face. It’s like a facelift and it can really open up your eyes.
When the treatment is complete, you can expect a reduction of 20% of the color after a few weeks,
so don’t get scared if the brows look super dark and crazy – it will go away again.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
You can expect it to last 2-5 years. Though, it’s a good idea to refresh your treatment.
It typically happens after a year and may be especially necessary for permanent makeup of the brow.
I had my refreshment of the tattoo done after 1,5 year. .. and it was really only a few strokes here or there.
When getting the tattoo, you get a refreshment of the treatment 1-2 months after it’s done, which is within the price you paid.
The treatment itself takes about 60 minutes – but you’ll have 1,5 hour for the whole booking, so everything is taken care of.
Getting these brows done has really been a lifesaver. It sounds so superficial, but it’s crazy what it can do to your face.
I rarely use any makeup on my brows, I still get them colored as normal
– but besides that I just run a brow gel through my brows and I’m good to go.
No more hiding when it rains or being afraid that you left the eyebrow makeup on your pillow after a night out.
Everybody askes about the pain – well, you get an anesthetic cream on your brows before they start the session.
You can’t feel a thing the first 20 minutes, only hear the awful sound of the needle.
(.. it sounds like a knife on a blackboard) – and that’s probably the worst part about it.
After the 20 minutes, you can feel it a bit yes. I won’t deny that in the end of the session you just want it over with.
But before you know, it’s done and you can relax. It really is worth the whole pain.
Which I didn’t think was that big. On a scale from 1-10? Probably 6.
Left picture is from the morning of treatment day, with no makeup on Right picture is in the treatment room same day, now with the brow shape drawn on with a pencil
Before and after pictures, the top one is just before the treatment and the bottom one is right after the treatment
So guys, don’t hesitate asking me anything about this treatment.
I know a thing or two – and you can always book a free consultation and talk with Line yourselves.
Because there really isn’t any other place I would recommend.
Better feel safe, than sorry – you don’t wanna end up looking like a criminal.
Finally my Wednesday Video is up again!
I talk a bit about why it’s been two weeks since I uploaded my video – so sorry.
But this is a video about getting the right glow, which works for both summer and winter time.
I’m using a lot of products in the video, so don’t get scared – but as always, you chose which products you think would work into your own makeup routine. I never use all of them, I’m just a normal human being as well.
Sorry for the awkward frog angle on the camera and the bad lightning – its hard for me to find the perfect filming spot in our new apartment here in Los Angeles. It will get better, I promise.
I look a little bit like a bimbo in this video – crazy blonde hair and tanned skin, I know.
Read about my little hair accident HERE
WHAT I USED
Nude Air Luminizer, Dior, HERE
The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation, La Mer, HERE
Laguna Liquid Bronzer, NARS, HERE
Cream Touch Bronzer, Nilens Jord, HERE
Bright Idea Pear Pink Lace, NYX
POWDER & GLOW
Naked Skin Shapeshifter, Urban Decay, HERE
After Glow Highlighter Palette, Urban Decay, HERE
I hope you liked it.
Please let me know what kind of video you would like to see from me!
Photos by Maria / mariajernov.com Location: Venice, Los Angeles
I found this super cool wall in Venice, well there are so many – but this one got me so inspired.
What cooler way than rock som crazy neon lips?
I had this gorgeous orange liquid lipstick – so I decided this was the perfect way to express my feeling.
The liquid lipstick is from Nars – and their Suede collection has so many edgy and trendy colors!
I own more than a few to be honest .. Well, they just really stays on your lips forever and they’re so pigmented.
I love colors – and I adore to mix and match everything, so this was heaven.
After these crazy photos, me and Maria decided to go and get a Poké Bowl at one of our favorite places in Venice.
It’s called the Poké Shack, you should check it out!
THE DETOX MARKET
1231 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403
My first tip when it comes to beauty in Los Angeles.
I wanna give you guys some of my favorite places to shop beauty, my favorite American beauty brands and hidden secrets.
One of them is this little treasure – The Detox Market. Why I like it is because they have my favorite Organic brands gathered together at one place.
.. as you probably know by now, I’m not the biggest fan when it comes to Organic makeup.
But this little store has my favorite green brands and some extra lifestyle products that I’m really into.
The thing about me is, that I’m not very much into Organic beauty products – like makeup or skincare, but I love
everything Organic when it comes to nursing your body from the inside.
.. and they have some pretty cool things in this section!
WHAT I BOUGHT
Always always always, restock on my RMS beauty products.
You can read why they’re so amazing here: A Makeup Artist Must Haves
I also restocked on my Resurfacing Face Mask from Tata Harper – perfect when it comes to dull looking skin!
.. and this really cool “dust” that I put in my smoothie in the morning.
It’s a mix of super herbs and supermushrooms to nourish your skin, hair and nails and keep your body stressfree and detoxed.
I really feel like it does a difference – and they’re so cute to look at!
My favorite is Full Moon Dust by Moon Juice. Check them out!
If you come to Santa Monica in California, you should definitely check out the Montana Avenue.
There’re so many cute shops – and then you have the opportunity to visit this cute little green shop.
Photos by Maria Jernov / mariajernov.com
LOCATION: Los Angeles
Even though it’s late September here in LA, it’s still super warm.
Actually September is one of the warmest months in LA, so the heat can get really real sometimes.
I’ve almost only been wearing burnt and orange colors on my eyes since I’ve gotten here. It really sums up the feel on the whole vibe, the weather and the people!
The burnt and orange colors really looks great on a suntanned skin too, so that’s not bad either.
.. and as you maybe can see I already got a little color. Which I loooove.
Another thing I like to mix the makeup with, is bright colors.
Nothing beats a tanned skin and fresh eyes.
I’ve always loved the idea of opening up the eyes with a little kohl in a bright color on the inner eye.
But a little trick is to choose either a nude color og a lavender color on the wet part of your eye crease.
That will look most natural and really open up your eyes.
So, my eyes are actually quite big by themselves – so it’s not that I need them to get bigger.
I ones got told that I’ve crazy eyes. Which I don’t agree on, but it stuck to my mind.
But on a rough morning, a little whitening in the inner eye, can really help you out and eliminate the redness.
HERE’S WHAT I USED
Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette, Urban Decay, HERE I used the colors Low Blow, He Devil and Cayenne
(… but honestly, I freaking love all of them!)
Faux Whites Eye Brightener, NYX, HERE I used the color White Smoke – Periwinkle
… and ass you see I still have some crazy pink hair colors in my hair.
If you want to read about my little chaotic day with coloring my hair then find the article HERE
Photos by Maria Jernov / mariajernov.com
Location: Los Angeles
Okay. Crazy thing. I colored my hair pink. Like, super pink.
Not permanent – god no, I’m too much of a chicken to do that, but this was a lot for me.
I had the idea after running around Venice all day long, with all these cool, inspiring people who dress how they like and act how they like. So why not try and go a little crazy too? I’m here aren’t I?
Well, I had these cool bottles of spray colors with me. One in a super hot pink color and another in a more babypink color.
To be honest, now that I look back at my little dare, I should probably only have used the baby pink one – it’s much more my style.
The hot pink – is super hot, I felt like one of those super tanned wrestling women you see in TV.
It was a little overwhelming to be honest.
BUT, I liked it. For one day. And then I wanted to wash it out.
On the bottles, it says one-day-color, which means you can just wash it out and have your old color back.
Well, it ain’t that easy. Right now I’ve washed my hair about 5 times in one sitting.
It has faded, in deed – but it’s not gone.
So, I found out that there’s this shampoo that matches the color sprays.
This shampoo should wash all the color out of your hair, so I’m gonna get dressed and drive to Ultra.
I bet they have it – I’ll keep you updated!
Okay. So I got the fading shampoo and washed my hair 10 times, it didn’t really help.
No I’ve tried the color remover – and it’s still not all out of my hair.
Obviously I’m super impatient, so I guess I’ll just have to wait. And keep calm. Ha!
One week has gone since I arrived in Los Angeles with Maria.
We’ve had some busy days – but we also agreed that the first week should be vacation, so we could get rid of our jetlag,
enjoy the city and get to know the area we live in.
But we still had a busy time looking for our new apartment, so a lot of the first days went by apartment hunting.
We live in a gorgeous luxury complex right now, we have a pool, tennis court, jacuzzi and a gym.
Not bad at all – and the apartment is big, very comfy and just perfect.
The only thing we don’t like, is the location. Well, the location doesn’t suck at all – it’s close to the beach, shops and everything we need. But it’s in Playa del Rey, which is south of Venice.
The new apartments we’re looking at, are in the Venice area, close to Ocean Blvd and Abbot Kinney.
That’s more of a LA vibe there and we both love this area.
But, for now, we’re staying and enjoyed a little bit more of luxury until next month. So we’re aren’t complaining.
Besides apartment hunting, we’ve done a little bit of shopping, visited our favorite hotspots and restaurants.
On Sunday we went to the Melrose Trading Post which is a flee market between Melrose and Fairfax Avenue.
They have everything from jewelries, the real band tee’s, cool denim, music and a lot of hidden treasures. It’s a must!
You can walk around finding forgotten things, with a coffee in hand and maybe run into some celebrities.
After that we wen’t to the cool Carrera Cafe, where you can get everything from a Ryan Gosling stamp to the Kimojii stamp on your coffee – it’s freaking adorable. I love it.
Now we’re gonna hit the Ulta store, one of my absolute favorites when it comes to makeup and beauty.
So I’ll keep you updates.
L.A is so hot these days. I can’t bare to wear any makeup – but of course, I still do.
I woke up this morning (at 4 am .. again – jetlag is such a bitch) and I didn’t really feel like embracing the day.
I went for a little game of tennis with Maria at 6.30 am, and then I started to be more ready to feel the day.
Because it’s so hot, I went for a very simple look. A nice skin, that still feels like it can breathe in the L.A weather and some taupe and light brown around the eyes. It really is all about the nudes today.
I’m wearing one of my favorite foundations with SPF20 – which is perfect for this heat, with two other favorite products of mine.
The eyeshadows from Smashbox are amazing. They come in all my favorite nude shades and blendes out perfectly.
The RMS bronzer I’ve talked about before. I use it almost everywhere.
I used in on top op my eyelids, the cheekbones and nosetip. Adorable.
As you maybe notices, it looks like I have a pink/orange-ish lipliner on my lips. I’ll get back to that another day.
It’s a little struggles of mine.
WHAT I USED
Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF20, La Mer, HERE
The rest of the day we’ve just had errands, a little shopping and some more apartment hunting.
Right now we live in this amazing apartment with pool, tennis court a gym and a lot of other good stuff.
But we need a new place from October, so right now we’re on a little hunt.
I just came back from a little walk on the beach.
It’s seriously so beautiful out here, it’s really something. I love it.
I’m finally in L.A – super jetlagged. The flight went smooth, it’s just such a long trip!
I’m dying of hunger, it’s 7.30 am in the morning here – me and Maria need to find some breakfast and go grocery shopping.
I’ll promise to give you an update later.
Here’s the video on the look I made the other day.
You’ll find all the details on the products HERE
So, as you know I’m flying to L.A tomorrow with Maria Jernov.
We’re flying with Wow Air, which is an Airplane company from Iceland.
And how cool is it that all of their planes are pink/purple ish?!
Well, I felt a little inspired I must admit. Those planes are hella cute. So I thought to myself, why not make a cool and edgy pink makeup look?
I’ve really enjoyed changing my normal brownish smokey eye – to a more burnt purple and pink shade.
It makes my green eyes pop and it gives the eyes a little more mysterious and sexy look.
To make it less gothic and raw, I made a few freckles on the nose, for a little more girl-next-door look.
Added some rose blush cheeks and a pink pout, to make a contrast to the sexy and intense eyes. I really love this look.
HOW TO MAKE THIS LOOK
Start by adding an intense pink color in your crease. I use the color Love Letter.
When you’re finished adding the color, make sure to take a clean fluffy pencil brush and lend out the color by going over, back and forward on the crease you just added color to.
Now I use the color Venetian Red, and ad in the end of my eyelid.
This will intensify and darken the area of the eye. Now, back to you clean fluffy pencil brush and blend out.
Last color I use is the Raw Sienna, I use that on the entire eyelid.
This color is a little burned brown/orange/taupe color, which will intensify the green in my eye as well.
Now mix the Raw Sienna and the Venetian Red and apply under your eye. Blend out with your fluffy clean pencil brush.
For volume I start by using the Beyond Volume mascara from the danish brand, Løwén.
This will give great volume, but still keep my lashes long and without getting cakey.
For more definition by the roots of the eyelashes, I will use the Pro Beyond Twisted Lash from MAC.
The cool thing is, that you can bend this mascara in every angle!
This one really give depth and definition, I also use this one on my under lashes.
Beyond Volume & Curl Mascara, Løwén, HERE Pro Beyond Twisted Lash, MAC,HERE
A little cute rosepink cream blush on the cheeks to make the skin look fresh and girly.
The product I used on the cheeks is a new product from Elizabeth Arden, it’s so easy and simple to use.
You can either dip your finger in the little pod or use a sponge for application.
This color is the perfect combination to the sun kissed skin, created with the Compact Matte Bronzer in the color Sunset.
A nice little color on the face with some fresh cheeks – what’s not to like?
I made a few freckles with a little eyebrow pencil to give a more innocent and raw look in the contrast to the heavy eye makeup.
Cool Glow Cheek Tint, Pink Perfection, Elizabeth Arden,HERE Compact Matte Bronzer, Sunset, Delilah, HERE Eyebrow Pencil, Dark Brunette, Jane Iredale,HERE
For the lips I wanted a little matte, pink and girly finish.
The product I used is actually not for the lips, but its an obsession of mine, that I’ve used for quite some time now.
It’s one of my favorite blush products, that I’ve actually used on my lips.
A bad habit I’ve made. Or maybe a good one? In my world every product is a multi product.
But this color on the lips gives a great pink/rose color, but without overshadowing the rest fo the makeup.
So that’s the final look.
Just like the cute airplanes I’m gonna fly on tomorrow.
I seriously can’t wait anymore. Today is super stressed – but it’s gonna be all worth it tomorrow on the plane.
I hope you like this look.
.. And as a little extra treat, I’ve made a video that’ll be on my Youtube Channel on Wednesday.
Then you can see how I created the full look.
THE WORD IS OUT!
I’m moving back to California, to Los Angeles on Tuesday.
I’m super excited, I can’t even describe how happy I’m about this decision.
.. and the best part is, that I’m moving with one of my absolute best friends in the whole world. My business partner, soulmate and bff, Maria Jernov.
Most of you probably know her from her fashion empirium, mariajernov.com, or my many instastories and snapchat!
We’re going to LA, because we’ve had a major opportunity to work with some of our international businesspartners.
We’ll both be working on our blogs as per usual – but we all know the content is so much more fascinating in a city like LA!
So that’s why I’ve been a little bit offline the last couple of weeks, I’ve had so much to take care of before leaving.
Right now I’m renovating my whole apartment in Copenhagen, and at the same time I’m trying to pack down all my shit. Kaos kaos kaos
Well, since I’m packing all my stuff (.. and I have a lot, believe me), I figured I would share with you, some of my must-haves when you’re on a plane. Cause you know, dry air, heavy eyes and messy hair.
MY AIR-PLANE ESSENTIALS
Hydrate that skin!
For me it’s super important to give the skin a lot of moisture both before traveling and when you’re up in the air.
I bring this lovely cream from Dior with me, to give myself a little spa feeling while traveling.
You know how it gets when you’re flying, it’s not the most charming.
But this cream gives me a feeling of a little wellness, I absolutely love it. So creamy, so good! Another little thing I’ve always brought with me while traveling is a face mist.
This one is a new one I’ve tried – and it feels so amazing on the skin.
So refreshing and perfect for tired skin, it’s feels like giving your skin a big glass of water after being super thirsty!
It makes your skin super dewy, glowy and fresh – and it makes your makeup look much better when getting off the plane.
SuperFruit Hydrating Face Mist, Beauté Pacifique, HERE
Go away puffy eyes!
I always bring a sleeping mask with me when on an airplane, it feels like you have a little more privacy.
Nothing more awkward that waking up and some one is starring at you from the 4B seat.
At the same time, it close out all the light and noisiness.
After a 12 hrs long flight, where you’ve been sleeping in weird positions and had a lack of it as well, your eyes can get super puffy
and tired looking. Nothing better than a little eye mask to make you look fresh and ready for the day, when landing.
This eye mask is AMAZING. It really does the job. Almost like plastic surgery, in a good way I mean.
Advanced Night Repair Eye Mask, Estée Lauder, HERE
Soft palms, baby
I know, I keep talking about that dry air – but it’s a fact. The air is dry on an airplane, we can’t argue with that.
I’ve always been addicted to moisturizing everything, everywhere.
I simple can’t live without a good moisturizer for face and body, hands and hair.
My hands gets super dry, super easily – so it’s super important for me to bring a really good hand cream.
This serum for the hands, makes them super soft, hydrated and protected. A must on an air plane.
Smell like love
One of my favorite perfumes right now, is the news Miss Dior for Love.
As you know, I’m a Dior girl – and I’m living for this delicate scent.
This little travel size is perfect for when traveling and can save my whole mood.
You know that feeling you get when traveling? You can get super annoyed at everyone, super stressed and super exhausted.
Nothing can help you, than the perfect scent. And this little baby will help me out on the airplane.
Miss Dior for Love, Dior (out soon)
Messy, flat hair? No more!
Okay, we can all admit that nobody look like the supermodels when arriving at the airport.
Well, yes – I know that there’s the Victoria Secret models, but let’s be honest – they aren’t really humans.
A little dry shampoo in my hand luggage is a must. I have super boring, scandinavian hair – which gets super flat when sleeping on it and putting it up and down in a ponytail, like 15 times on the plane.
This little dry shampoo, has the perfect size and the perfect texture.
It gives my hair a great volume and at the same time a little undone messiness and texture that I really like.
I can’t wait to leave for L.A.
Today I’ve moved all my stuff in the basement and my friends Jonathan’s things into my apartment.
He’s gonna live here while I’m gone.
We’ve just ordered pizza, so I’m gonna go now.
Can’t wait to show you guys all the amazing things I’m gonna make for you in the future!
... A 26-YEAR-OLD BEAUTY LOVER FROM COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. EDUCATED MAKEUP ARTIST WHILE LIVING IN PARIS BACK IN 2011 AND SINCE THEN HAS BEEN WORKING WITHIN THE FASHION INDUSTRY ON MAGAZINES AS BEAUTY EDITOR AND AS A FREELANCE BEAUTY EXPERT. NOW SHARING HER WISDOM BY BLOGGING ...