Toned legs before summer!

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Okay, so I know the weather in Copenhagen sucks – even though we’re in May! It still feels like winter in the city, which just makes everything depressing .. But, I know that summer is just around the corner – and I, somehow, always get super surprised and I always feel unprepared.

Cellulite affects about 90% of every women – and it’s no shame! Yes, it can get worse from bad dieting, smoking and lack of exercise (honestly, let people live ffs) – but most of the times the cellulite is in your genes. People say it might look like the skin of an orange – I say it looks more like cottage cheese, which is so not charming. Therefore, I have done my homework and tested some promising products for you guys. I’ve tested these products for a longer period of time, to make it easier for you to chose and succeed. These products will make the appearance of stubborn cellulite smaller and at the same time, firm, tighten and tone your skin – to give you smooth and sexy legs!

I know that you can never get rid of cellulite all the way – but you can make them more invisible, smaller and smoother with a few tips and tricks.

DRY BRUSH
Recharge Ionic Body Brush, Karmameju, 400 DKK HERE

THE GLASS BELL & OILS
Sugekop Str. 4, Sard Copenhagen, 170 DKK, HERE
Q10 Firming Body Oil, Nivea, 55 DKK HERE

CREAMS

Contouring Body Fit, Clarins, 200 ml., 395 DKK HERE
Body Strategist Cream Gel, Comfort Zone, 465 DKK, HERE
Body Tone Firming Concentrate, Exuviance, 525 DKK HERE

Hope you’ll like it!

x M

TEST: Toned legs before summer!

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Okay, so I know the weather in Copenhagen sucks – even though we’re in May! It still feels like winter in the city, which just makes everything depressing .. But, I know that summer is just around the corner – and I, somehow, always get super surprised and I always feel unprepared.

Cellulite affects about 90% of every women – and it’s no shame! Yes, it can get worse from bad dieting, smoking and lack of exercise (honestly, let people live ffs) – but most of the times the cellulite is in your genes. People say it might look like the skin of an orange – I say it looks more like cottage cheese, which is so not charming. Therefore, I have done my homework and tested some promising products for you guys. I’ve tested these products for a longer period of time, to make it easier for you to chose and succeed. These products will make the appearance of stubborn cellulite smaller and at the same time, firm, tighten and tone your skin – to give you smooth and sexy legs!

 

I know that you can never get rid of cellulite all the way – but you can make them more invisible, smaller and smoother with a few tips and tricks.

  1. DRY BRUSH
    Recharge Ionic Body Brush, Karmameju, 400 DKK HERE 
  2. THE GLASS BELL & OILS
    Sugekop Str. 4, Sard Copenhagen, 170 DKK, HERE
    Q10 Firming Body Oil, Nivea, 55 DKK HERE
  3. CREAMS
    Contouring Body Fit, Clarins, 200 ml., 395 DKK HERE
    Body Strategist Cream Gel, Comfort Zone, 465 DKK, HERE
    Body Tone Firming Concentrate, Exuviance, 525 DKK HERE

 

Hope you’ll like it!

x M

TRAVEL: Sophisticated in Paris

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So I’ve travelled to Paris – as usual. As you may know, my best friend Stine, lives here, which means that I go to Paris to visit her as much as possible.

When I travel to Paris, it’s often only for a weekend or a little longer, so I tend to travel light and only with hand luggage. As a beauty junkie the rules and restrictions about only having 100 ml., of fluids in your hand luggage, can really stress me out. How can I pack only 100 ml., of fluids?! It’s so hard having to change your routines when you travel – but I’v found my little beauty kit that I like to travel with when I only travel for a short period of time.

A good skin care routine, the perfect scent and some red lips are all you ever gonna need in Paris. Here are my must bring to Paris essentials ..

RED LIPS
Rouge Allure Velvet, Rouge Feu, Chanel, 280 DKK
HERE

SKIN CARE
Soothing Beautiful Starter Kit, 300 DKK:
Soothing Gel Cleanser, Murad
Recovery Treatment Gel, Murad
Correctin Moisturizer, Murad
HERE

NIGHT MASK
Énergie de Vie Night Mask, Lancôme, (NORMAL SIZE), 410 DKK
HERE

PARFUME 
Iris Meadow Eau de Parfum, Aerin Lauder, 1145 DKK
HERE

Stay tuned, there’ll be a lot of updates from Paris – both here and on my social media platforms.
IG: @miamajadue

xx 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

 

WEEKLY FAVORITE: Alt i en salve

PUDDERDÅSERNEI’m away skiing in the French Alps, which means I need some good products for my skin in this extreme weather. Though it’s at the end of the skiing season, which means it’s not too cold, I still have to take care of cracked lips, knockles and my nose!

There’s only one product I’ll always bring and it’s this balm.

I was so tired of all those lip balms out there, promising to repair my lips and leave them soft and smooth. No one ever did the job.
And then my good friends, Helene and Katja, made another wonderful product, the Alt-i-en Salve – and my life was good again.

Cause a lot of brands put good smoothing ingredients in their products – but they forget that you need to repair and fix something before you make it smooth.
So the Panthenol repairs the skin – but thet most important ingredient is the Salicylic Acid, because it’s eksfoliates your skin. So here it is, the best combo when it comes to broken skin! You’re welcome.

Alt i en Salve, Pudderdåserne.dk, 30 ml., 95 DKK.
BUY HERE

x M