5 Hydrating Wonders

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Photos by me / Mia Due

Boys n’ girls, meet my 5 hydrating friends!
Even though it’s important to hydrate your skin all year around – the sun, beach and dry weather can be extra rough on the skin.
Therefore I’ve gathered my 5 most hydrating friends for you guys. These products really know how to take care of your skin. When I “feed” my skin with these babies, it’s like they’re slurping and drinking every single drop up, until my skin is satisfied.

Some of these products are more active than others, but they all do the job really well.
I’ll tell you which products I use when – and how I use them.

IN THE MORNING

STEP 1. 
I always use a serum before my day creme. A long day needs a lot of care – and not only my skincare contains a lot of hydrating ingredients, so does my makeup. This serum is created of natural ingredients from blue zones, which is regions in the world where it’s proven that people live better and longer. It makes my skin looking super radiant and healthy. Just make sure to let it sink into your skin before using your day cream.

Blue Serum, Chanel, 30 ml., 740 DKK HERE

STEP 2. 
This cream is so refreshing to use in the morning. It’s a gel kinda looking blue creme, that melts into your skin and really hydrates you. It’s made from mauve and haberlea leafs, that strengthens the skins natural defenses. It can make even my dullest looking skin, look fresh, clean and fully hydrated.

Hydra Life Fresh Hydration Sorbet Creme, Dior, 50 ml., 460 DKK HERE

IN THE EVENING

STEP 1.
This treatment has literally saved my skin so many time. Many of you probably know that I have real love from Exuviance products. These products has helped me out even with my worst skin problems.
This hydration treatment is a thick water-gel formula, that melts into your skin. It’s working to attack the damage from everyday factors that can age the skin. Let the treatment absorb into the skin in 5 minuts before continuing with your night cream.

Deep Hydration Treatment, Exuviance, xx DKK


STEP 2. 

This hydrating cream with macro hyaluronic acid, Moringa Oil and a blend of natural extracts makes sure to preserve a balanced skin hydration, that gives my skin a visibly smooth and bright effect. I use this cream before bedtime, because it’s a little bit more rich and gives me great hydration while I sleep.

Hydramemory Cream, Comfort Zone, 435 DKK HERE

EXTRA TREATMENT
When my skin really don’t wanna cooperate, I go to more drastic methods. Skin Ceuticals really has some serious correcting products that can change your skins well-being. This extract has a multi-beneficial formula that contains a high concentration of pure hyaluronic acts – which is the most important ingredient when it comes to hydrating your skin.
It supports skin’s natural hydration levels, and help renew plumpness, elasticity and firmness.
Use it before your serum or cream.

H.A. Intensifier, Skin Ceuticals, 30 ml., 830 DKK HERE

Some great products, lots of water and water-based foods can make your skin super hydrated, beautiful and stay smooth and wrinkle-free longer! Hope it was useful ..

Do you need a quick solution to dull and dry skin?
Weekly Favorite: Origins Drink Up Mask

x M

MY PINK LADIES: Mysterious, sexy & delicate

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Photos by me / Mia Due

I thought it was time for me to show you some of my favorite scents and parfums I’m wearing right now. Nothing says more about a woman, than her parfums and lingeries!

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT

DELICATE ROSE
The ones who knows me, know that I absolutely adore roses. It’s not my favorite flower – and I rarely buy them, because I find them a little tacky. But the smell! Oh my .. I love the smell of roses in every kind! But, the thing about roses is, that the perfect rose scent can be super difficult to make. This parfum is perfect. Delicate, fine and super sorphisticated.
Rosa Excelsa, Dolce & Gabbana, 50 ml., DKK 590 HERE

SWEET GLAMOUR
Loads of colors and fruity notes, it has a lot of volume and a delicate sweetness. Essences from mandarin, jasmin anEveryd citrusflower, which makes it sweet, flowery and with a hint of beachy notes. Perfect for summer!
Le Parfum (Resort Collection), Elie Saab, 50 ml., 510 DKK HERE

THE MYSTERIOUS
Normally I’m a flower girl, when it comes to perfums. Never too sweet, never too heavy – but a little bit of fresh and with hints of citrus. This parfum is so different from what I would normally be attracted to, but I’m so in love with this scent. It’s mysterious, dark and very addictive. It’s like a spicy bucket of flowers, with sensuel notes that can’t do anything but turning heads!
Fleur Musc for her, Narciso Rodriquez, 30 ml., DKK 440 HERE

THE SEXY
Every girl should own a sex parfum – or a going-out parfum, whatever you want to call it. The most sensuel and sexy parfums I own, funny enough, always comes from Gucci. It’s delicate, deep, intense and soft – all at the same time. It smells like being a strong, independent woman, who still wants to show her feminine and sensual sides. Flowers, tree notes and amber makes one hell of a sexy parfum!
Bamboo, Gucci, 50 ml., DKK 745 HERE

Maybe you get inspired by trying some of these lovely ladies!

x M

WEEKLY FAVORITE: Becca Highlighter

FAVORITE BECCA
So, the thing about highlighters is, that you dont wanna look like a discoball – but at the same time you wan’t that glow. That makes it really hard to find a good highlighter, cause there’s a lot of different ones out there.

I’ve been amazed by a lot of different highlighters – but also super disappointed.
This highlighter though, really does the trick … and a little more! It blends into your skin so easy and perfect, making the most beautiful shine of glow on your cheek bones, tip of your nose, on top of your lip and under your eyebrows.
I tend to use my fingers or a small, good blending brush for this product – again, super easy. This is what I meant when I said I wanted that perfect glow!
You don’t look like a glitter queen – but I swear everybody will ask you which highlighter you’re using when you’re wearing this (it happens to me all the time) ..

Go get that glow, babe!

Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed, Champagne Pop, Becca, 260 kr.
BUY HERE

x M

8 ways to use Coconut Oil

KOKOSOLIE_IAMMIAMAI8-ways-to-use-coconut-oil0-1This is one of the ingredients I can?t live without. It?s a cure-alls which you can use for everything from healing scars to dry spots and clean teeth! I use it for basically anything ? the only thing it really can?t do, is mattify. But whatever I come close to, I?ll throw coconut oil at or on ? no matter if its skin, mouth, food or hair. So here?s some of my favorite things to use it for ..

Moisturizer & anti-aging
Coconut oil is perfect for giving your skin lots of moisture and to keep it hydrated. Therefore I love to use it as both face cream and body lotion. It makes my skin super soft and even. The bonus is that virgin coconut oil has powerful antioxidants, which can improve the skins youthfulness and make you look young and fresh!

Makeup Remover
If you want a good makeup remover for sensitive skin and eyes, I always go for coconut oil. Just take a little bit on a cotton pad to remove your makeup. The oil can break down waxy, inky eye makeup and leave your skin hydrated and soft.

Teeth Whitening
I’m not a big fan of whitening my teeth with chemical products, cause it hurts my sensitive teeth so damn bad! But even though I have naturally super white teeth, I like to give them a little treat with coconut oil once in a while. I just take a big spoon of the coconut oil into my mouth ? and use it as a mouthwash for about 5 minutes. It can be super hard for that long, but it?s worth the struggle, cause it always leaves my teeth super white and clean! And if you can manage to keep the oil in your mouth for 20 minutes, you can clear up germs in the mouth leading to a fresher breath!

Lip Balm
If you don?t like to wear lip balms or any other kind of lip treatments, cause it tends to get sticky ? use a coconut oil. The oil is super fine and smooth on your lips and provides hydration and nourishment, leaving your lips soft and moisturized.

Hair Mask
The oil can really help to increase your hair?s strength and vitality. I love using it as a hair mask during the night to wash out in the morning. It leaves my hair super soft and with a beautiful shine!

Shaving
Again ? I hate using chemicals that my skin doesn?t need. And as I?ve never been a fan of shaving creams, this is my go-to. It?s easy to use as shaving oil in the shower and then it?s a naturally anti-microbial, skin soothing and hydrating way of during it! Win!

Dandruff Treatment
A dry scalp leads to dandruff ? so give it a lot of moisture to the roots during the night. Apply the coconut oil to the scalp and roots, massage is in and wash out in the morning. The dryness and itchy scalp should feel much better now!

For itchiness, burns and bites
If I get a sunburn, a mosquito bite or a bruise, I always apply coconut oil. It?s super soothing and leaves my skin more balanced and relaxed than before.

I have two favorites that I use. One is for when you’re on a budget, and that you can find in your local supermarket. The other one is more expensive and of high quality. It comes from a sustainable and eco field in Thailand, with specific selected coconuts for the oil.

Økologisk Kokosolie, Irma, 30 DKK HERE
Evanesce Crème, Evanesce, 295 DKK HERE

TIP: If you don’t like the smell of coconut, you can buy some coconut oil with no scent at all! So just go ahead and cover your whole body in this lovely ingredient!

x M

 

My Golden Girls

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Everybody that knows me, know I love gold! Just look at all my jewelry – I’m like a pimp mama. So when it comes to my hairbrushes, why not get them in gold too?

THE ONE FOR HOME
My beautiful, Rapunzel-like 24 karat gold plated Balmain Brush .. I mean, is there anything to say? Not really. I got it as a gift from one of the co-founders of Balmain Hair after attending the Balmain Fashion Show in Paris last Autumn 2016 – and I’ve used it every since.

Golden Spa Brush, Balmain, 1000 kr.
BUY HERE

THE ONE TO-GO
I always need a hairbrush in my handbag when I leave my house. But it can be a little bit disgusting to have small pieces of hair laying around in your bag – and at the same time getting dirt from your  bag into your hairbrush. Therefore I LOVE this little compact brush. It’s small, gold and has a little lid on it which makes it super handy.

Gold Rush Compact Styler, Tangle Teezer, 110 kr.
BUY HERE

x M

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