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!

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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

This is How I Protect my Skin

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Spring has sprung, which means the sun is getting stronger – and for those of you who doesn’t like sunscreen, there’s a lot of other innovative ways to protect your skin.

Sunscreens can feel sticky or just mess up your makeup – which I’m not a big fan of. But I’m still very aware of protecting my skin against the sun, all the time. I will never leave my apartment without an SPF on my face.

AN EXTRA LAYER OF SKIN
I use this as an extra layer of skin after my day cream – if my day cream doesn’t have enough SPF in it, I’ll use this for extra protection. It’s mineral based with a lot of antioxidants and the small pigments makes your skin super smooth and with the most perfect finish before your makeup.

Prep Step Mineral Shield SPF50, BareMinerals, 400 kr.
Buy here

BB CREME AND SUNSCREEN IN ONE
This is what comes closest to a sunscreen – but without the sticky consistency. It’s a perfect BB cream with a good amount of SPF in it, which makes it perfect for the beach or doing some sort of sports.

Super Soin Solaire Tinted Sun Care SPF30, Sisley, 1015 kr.
Buy here

FOUNDATION IN THE SUN
This is such a wonderful and innovative product – it’s a serum foundation with SPF40! I haven’t found any other brands that does this. So not just because it has a lot of good ingredients in it, but also because it leaves your skin looking super beautiful. It’s thin and super easy to work with – and your skin will look refreshed and natural.

Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF40, Bobbi Brown, 445 kr.
Buy here

INVISIBLE BLUR LAYER
This works as a primer, even though it isn’t. But it smooth out your skin super easy and makes it perfect before your foundation. Your skin is left mat and smooth, so if you like a more mat look, than a dewy one – this is for you.

Invisible Perfecting Shield SPF30, Murad, 450 kr.
Buy here

THE PERFECT PRIMER
One of my favorite primers! Nars makes so many good products and their new primers just got added to their bestsellers. This one makes your skin look super fresh and smooth. The more amazing part is that it has a SPF50! I haven’t found that anywhere else, which makes this primer perfect for a protected makeup and skin in the summer!

Smooth & Protect Primer SPF50, Nars, 295 kr.
Buy here

x M