I’M MOVING TO L.A.

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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.

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.

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

 

Hydration in The Sun

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So, as you know I’m in Italy. Which means the weather is hot. HOT.
As you’ve probably noticed earlier on the blog, I’m really into everything hydrating. And you should too!
All year around, hydration is super important. I see myself as an addict.
I can’t wait more than 1 minut after a shower, before I put on serum, creams and mists. Not only on my face, but also on my body.
I simply feel naked without. Which is kind of stupid. Because I am naked with or without.

But something that will never leave my beauty bag, hand purse or whatever, when I travel, is a mist. A mist.
It doesn’t sound of much. But it’s everything.
I always take it with me on the airplane, in the car or to the pool and beach.
Sometimes I even put it in my fridge over night, to take with me in the morning. It has such a cooling, soothing and refreshing effect on your skin. It really refreshes and hydrates right away.

After using it for a long period of time, I can really feel and see the difference.
My skin is softer, looks younger, feels more even and of course, more hydrated.

I’ve been totally obsessed with the Nano Spray from M2, which is absolutely groundbreaking.

Hyaluron & Collagen Facial Nano Spray, M2 Beauté, 750 DKK HERE

The mist revitalizes as well as provides firmer, smoother skin. The high molecular weight hyaluronic acid captures and locks moisture in the skin as well as straightens the cellular bonds.
I can really see and feel a difference.

It’s my best friend here on vacation.

x M


 

TRAVEL: Colorful Packing

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So I’m leaving for Toscany today – and I’m super excited!
Suddenly I found out that my beauty bag is super colorful.
But if there’s something I like it’s dressing colorful while traveling in the south, and apparently you can see that in my beauty bag!
But these products are some of my definite travel essentials.

TOOTH BRUSH
Issa Hybrid, Foreo, 1400 DKK, HERE

SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER
Volumizing Shampoo & Conditioner, Björn Axén, 75 DKK Each, HERE

LIP BALM
Tinted Mineral Liplux SPF30, Coola, 150 DKK HERE

EARRINGS
Mango

FACE MASK
Exfoliation Clay Mask, Sephora, 55 DKK
You can get it in Sephora from August.

SUNSCREEN
Tinted Sun Cream SPF30, Sisley, 1015 DKK HERE

FACE CLEANSER
Luna Go, Foreo, 795 DKK, HERE

SCARF
Zara

I promise to post a lot of pics from my Toscany trip.
I’m gonna drive around in the country on a little roadtrip and staying in 5 different hotels.
Wine tasting, beaches, good food and company. Can’t wait!

x M

TRAVEL: The Ultimate Sun Protection Guide

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So I’m leaving for Toscany tomorrow, which means I’m packing all my stuff right now.
I’m the typical girl, who brings too much while I travel. You probably know the dilemma too.
But while I bring a lot of cute outfits that needs to feel the sun, I also bring a lot of beauty. Obviously.

I have promised myself to make you guys a few tutorials while I’m away.
So remember to keep an eye on my YouTube Channel or here on the blog.

These products are the ones I’ve packed so far – and they’re the most important ones too.
Everything in sun protection. As I’ve been traveling a lot since I was only a child and living abroad waaaay south, I’ve learned that the most important thing is to protect both your skin, body and hair against the UVA & UVB.

FOR THE HAIR

It’s super important to take care of your hair while you’re in the sun. 
Most women doesn’t know that the UV & UVB rays really damage and dry out your hair. 
Therefore I always use both a shampoo, conditioner and UV spray to take care of my hair while being in the sun. 
The spray protects the hair against the rays in up till 10 hours. The shampoo and conditioner will nourish and protect your hair, so it will stay hydrated and soft. 

Bain Après-Soleil Anti-Damaged Shampoo, Kérastase Soleil, 120 DKK HERE

Lait Richesse Restoring and Moisturizing Care, Kérastase Soleil, 150 DKK HERE

Sun UV Spray, Wella SP, 240 DKK HERE

FOR THE BODY & FACE

I always use a sunscreen spray on the body, cause I find it easier to spread out. 
But I’ve really fallen in love with the body lotion with SPF from Rudolph Care, it has the most lovely shine in it.
Not tacky glitter. But shine. 
I’ve also come to love the primer from Coola, since I’ve never been that happy for sunscreen in my face. I hate the stickiness. 
This primer is super soft and light on your skin. Perfect for hot weather. 
As I have a lipliner tattoo (which I’ll talk about in a later blog post), I always use protection on my lips. 
It’s important so the pigmentation doesn’t darken. 

Sun-C Sunscreen & Antioxidants Body Spray SPF30, Nimue, 350 DKK HERE

Sun Body Lotion SPF30 Shimmer Edition, Rudolph Sun, 165 DKK HERE

Daydream Mineral Primer SPF30, Coola, 400 DKK HERE

Lip Balm Sun SPF20, Tromborg, 180 DKK HERE

FOR AFTER THE SUN

Always nice, refreshing and nourishing to use an after sun after being in the sun all day.
The only part is that it can sting a bit in your face, when using the same aftersun for your face as you use on the body.

After Sun, Muti, 260 DKK HERE

After Sun Face Cream Yoghurt, Korres, 200 DKK HERE

FOR THE FACE

As mentioned before, I’m not a big fan of sunscreen in the face. Therefor I’m super excited about a facemist with SPF in it. 
You can even use this mist in your hair scalp if you tend to get a sunburn there. Then your hair won’t get greasy. Yay!

UV Bronze Hydra-Refreshing Anti-Aging Sun Mist SPF50, Filorga, 295 DKK HERE

Dior Bronze Beautifying Protective Suncare Face SPF30, Dior, 260 DKK HERE

FOR THE GLOW

Even though the sun is gonna give me a lot of tan while driving through Italy, I also like to help it a little on its way. 
The Dry Oil both has a SPF and gives you a gradual build tan, with I find super genius. 
The Glow Drops you can mix in your day or night cream, to get an extra glow that you can gradually build yourself. 

Marula Dry Oil Self Tan SPF50, Vita Liberata, 400 DKK HERE

Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster, Clarins, 225 DKK HERE

So, I know there are a loooot of products. As I wrote them all down I suddenly saw how much sun protection I was planning on bringing along. Maybe I need to redo my packing, just a tad. Haha!

But I hope you can find inspiration in some of the products.

x M