LA BEAUTY TIP #1 │The Detox Market

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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.

x M

WEEK 1│Los Angeles

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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.

Have a great day,
x M

 

A Little Pink Never Hurt Nobody

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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

EYESHADOW
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.

Modern Renaissance, Anastasia Beverly Hills, HERE

MASCARA
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

FACE
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

LIPS
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.

Cheek Stick, Cosmopolite Rosewood, Dior, HERE

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.

x M

I’M MOVING TO L.A.

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Sponsored by Wow Air

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.

Capture Totale La Crème, Dior, HERE

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.

Hand Serum, Verso, HERE

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.

Texture & Volume Dry Shampoo, Björn Axen, HERE

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!

x M

 

VIDEO WEDNESDAY: 5 Italian Beauty Brands

Hi guys,

From now on I’m going to upload a video every Wednesday. Hint: Video Wednesday!
This one is about 5 Italian beauty products that should be some of the Italian bestsellers out there.
I bought them while traveling around Tuscany earlier this summer and I really fell in love with some of these products.
I’m rambling a bit – but this is the first chit chat video, so don’t judge me ..

5 ITALIAN BEAUTY PRODUCTS

Whitening Mint Toothpaste, Marvis, 30 DKK HERE 

Water Eyeshadow, 200 Champagne, Kiko Milano, 70 DKK HERE

Cream Crush, 06 Pearly Chocolate, Kiko Milano, 50 DKK HERE

Defence Body Anticellulite, BioNike, HERE

Defence Cleansing Mousse, BioNike, HERE

Roberts Florentine Rose Water, Roberts, 60 DKK, HERE

Hope you like the video!

x M

 

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