Bye Bye Wrinkles .. And Hello Antioxidants!

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So, I’m leaving for Toscany in Italy on Tuesday next week.
Which means that the last couple of weeks I’ve been really good with my supplements.
It’s important for me to keep my skin in the best shape it can be
– and that means preparing it for sunny destinations and another climate.

As you’ve probable seen on my blog earlier – I’m a big fan of Vitaviva.
It’s one of the only supplement brands I’ve ever tried, where I actually see a huge difference.
As I turned 26 two weeks ago, I’ve now come to a certain age where I’ve to take extra care of my skin,
to minimize wrinkles and unhealthy cells.

My supplements before and after my trip has a lot of good power antioxidants, protein and cleansing ingredients in it.
These 3 miracle wonders really helps me out …

ANTIOXIDANTS

Juice Complex is a mix of extracts of different red berries. It’s like the most perfect antioxidant, red smoothie with Acai, Pomegranate and Goji. Acai is a little purple berry from Brazil, which has become the most powerful antioxidant in the world. Together with the Goji berry, they create a mix of super strong antioxidants for your skin – while the Pomegranate has a heeling effect on your skin and makes sure your cell level is in balance.
This mix is perfekt for reducing the signs of aging, protect the skin and taking care of your cells.

Juice Complex, Vitaviva, 335 DKK HERE

 

PROTEIN & HYALURON ACIDS

Wrinkles Away has a strong combination of ingredients that makes your skin looking fresh, healthy and younger.
In this little mix, there are a lot of collagen – which is the most important protein in your connective tissue.
At the same time the little pill has a lot of hyaluron acid in it, which is one of the most important ingredients when it comes to hydrating your skin and reduce the signs of wrinkles.

Wrinkles Away, Vitaviva, 397 DKK HERE

 

TURMERIC

When I was a gymnast, I always ate a lot of Turmeric, because it has inflammatory and bactericidal properties.
This means that it will take care of any inflamed are in your skin or body and make sure to get the balance back.
Turemic is at the same time a super strong antioxidant – which you’ve already known what it’s good for.
So this little pill will keep you in a healthy balance, take care of your stomach and intestines, while it will clean your liver.

Tumeric, Vitaviva, 385 DKK HERE

If you haven’t tried any of their products yet, I will highly suggest you to do so!

x M

I’ve Found Myself a New Favorite Mascara

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Do you have a hard time finding the right mascara? Yes? Well, me too. All the time.
I always use more than one mascara and I gladly mix brands and techniques.
But in a long time I’ve felt that I really missed a good one. Something that could change my lash game.
I was growing tired of my old favorite mascara – I know at some point I’ll always be back, cause that’s what you do when you really love something – but other times you need to break free and find some new favorite things to play with.

I’m always a bit skeptical when I’m introduced to new brands. Not because I wanna be rude, but because there are so many companies and new brands out there, that thinks they’ve figured out a new amazing thing to change the beauty industry.
Well, I mean, of course they need to believe that – and good for them. But it can confuse your hope and shadow your dreams. Your dreams of new products and new amazing possibilities.

Well, I’m happy to share with you my new mascara addiction!
And what’s better? It’s a Danish brand! Yay! I’m always in for supporting local –
and even more excited when the product is this good!

Guys, meet LØWÉN.

These mascaras became a part of my makeup routine the day after I got them. Not kidding.
I’s been a month now since I started playing with these products and me oh my!

Let me tell you this.
My lashes on my right eye looked like shit when I sat at a press lunch with Løwén and the sweet girls from Impression PR.
I had a few days ago played with a new mascara. And well, apparently it didn’t go so well.
Cause suddenly some of my lashes went missing and the rest snatched in half. Sad story. I know.

A week after, my lashes was almost back to normal after using these mascaras.
The best part is, that there are Argan Oil, Vitamin E and Biotinoyl in it,
which nourish and protect your lashes so they can grown longer and stronger.
I felt it right way, no kidding.

I’ve now come to an everyday ritual, where I use all three mascaras that they launched.
Sounds crazy, I know. But I really love them and I love the combo.

First I start out with ..

Beyond Volume & Curl Mascara, Løwén, 180 DKK HERE

.. to separate each lashes and make sure everyone of them are covered in the serum.

After that I use …

Unique Volume Mascara, Løwén, 150 DKK HERE

… to create volume by the roots

At last I move on to …

Perfection Length Mascara, Løwén, 150 DKK HERE

… to make my lashes long and spiky!

Of course you don’t have to use them all.
They can do their magic by themselves just fine!
Chose which one you need for your lashes and tell me what you think!

x M

BEAUTY NEWS: Aurelia Probiotic Skincare

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How cool are these products from Aurelia? So cute, right?
As you may know by now, I’m not always a fan of organic products.
I like the idea that there’s pure ingredients in what I use on my skin – I just haven’t always had the best experiences with it.
These products however, I really have gotten a thing for already!

The Aurelia products are BioOrganic skincare, which means they denotes a farming practice, which is like organic farming, a practice where no toxic chemicals (fertilizers, pesticides) are used in the process.
.. And of course these products are made from organic ingredients as well.

I’ve already tried a few of them – and I really really like them.
Some of them comes in a little beauty bag, that is perfect for travel.
So I think I’ll use them when I leave for Toscana next week.

The most exciting thing I’ve tried so far, is the cream deodorant. Sounds cool right?
It’s a powder based cream that you apply in your armpits with your fingers. Maybe this doesn’t sound so charming, but it’s a really good product. It keeps your skin dry, while absorbing sweat and kills any bacteria.
The scent is everything between lavender, peppermint and tea tree eucalyptus.
It really works wonders! You can buy all their products in Magasin.

Botanical Cream Deodorant, Aurelia, 195 DKK HERE

Stay tuned on the other products.
x M

 

BEAUTY SCHOOL: How To Make Beach Waves With a Straightening Iron

The summer time calls for the perfect beach waves and I’m here to guide you how to make them.
I know I messed up a bit here and there – that’s what happens when you don’t use a mirror and only the kamera! Haha.
But it all worked about perfectly great anyway.
Just watch the video or read the step by step here.

STEP 1

Sektion your hair starting from the front of your face and back.
Make a curl in the front piece of your hair by turning the iron away from your face.

STEP 2

Continue next sektion of hair.
Now you wanna start you wave. Start on the mid length from your ears and down.
Start by turning the iron upwards, move a little down the hair sektion and turn it inwards.
Continue until you’re 5 cm. from the ends of your hair – now you wanna go straight down.
Remember not to press the iron too hard!

STEP 3

Do step 2 sektion by sektion.
Don’t brush your hair!

STEP 4

Add a light hairspray that isn’t too sticky.
I love to use Final Fix Hairspray, Ghd, 100 DKK
You can buy it HERE

STEP 5
After your hairspray you can use a texturing clay as I did.
This one really gives you that perfect messy, rock chic kind of look!
I like to clap it into the hair and separate the waves to give it the perfect finish.
Texture Clay, MoroccanOil, 200 DKK
You can buy it HERE

 

I hope you guy liked the video!
Remember to subscribe to my channel if you wanna follow all these tips and tricks!

x M

How To Protect Your Skin Agains Pollution and Environmental Factors

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Have you ever wondered how much damage your skin actually can get from living in a big city?
It’s not just the sun we have to protect ourselves from – there are so many other factors that can have an effect on your skin in a negative way. You can have a healthy lifestyle, but you still have to think about all the environmental factors.

Pollution, UV and UVB, smoking and blue light from your phone and computer, can create visible signs on your skin.
Both now and later on in life.

6 PRODUCTS THAT CAN HELP YOU

WIPE OFF THE POLLUTION
Have you ever wondered if you skin ever gets fully cleaned from pollution?
There can be so much pollution and dirt on your face after a whole day in the city.
This makeup remover is a blend of two marine plant extracts that helps combat pollution while preserving skin’s essential functions. It’s really soft and sensitive on your skin – and after one while I can really feel my skin being clean and fresh!

Anti-Pollution Face Makeup Remover, Chanel, 150 ml., 290 DKK HERE

NIGHT DETOX & DAY PROTECTION
This night cream revitalize your skin whilst you sleep. It’s a super effective hydrator, that really allows your skin to breath during the night after a long day in the city. The moisturiser delivers potent antioxidants to your skin, which are able to detoxify and neutralise pollutants, as well as improving your skin’s natural defence system.You wake up with a radiant and fresh looking skin. 

City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturizer, Murad, 520 DKK HERE

This sunscreen is a must when you live in a city and just live a modern life. It not only protects your skin against UVA & UVB with a SPF50, it also protects your skin agains infrared radiation, pollution and blue light from devices. Each of these factors accelerates visible signs of aging and therefore protecting against them encourages a more youthful complexion.

City Skin Age Defense SPF50, Murad, 415 DKK HERE

DAILY ANTI-AGE PROTECTION
This is my all time favorite sunscreen to use under makeup. It feels effortless and light on your skin, without getting greasy.
At the same time it gives your skin multi-antioxidants to help neutralize environmental damage in your skin – and the Green Tea Extract helps protect your cell DNA. It has a high SPF 50 and the product enhances your natural skin tone, which makes it perfect to use under makeup or without!

Sheer Daily Protector SPF50, Exuviance, 280 DKK HERE

DETOX MASK
Wanna make sure that dirt and oil really get cleaned away from your face?
This double action mask detoxifies your skin super quick. Smart polymers gently lift away dirt and oil and leaves your skin with minimized pores, brighter skin and a smoother complexion. Tree mushroom extracts and powerful antioxidants fight environmental aggressors to erase aging signs. Super easy to use!

City Smart Double Action Detox Peel Off Mask, Elizabeth Arden, 75 ml., 525 DKK HERE

FOR THE SMOKERS
This 2-in-1 cream for your face and eyes protects your skin against pollution and environmental factors.
Does your skin feel dehydrated, tired, have dark sports and a dull feeling? Then this cream makes wonders! It’s a super refreshing sorbet texture and intensely moisturizes the skin. This cream even protects your skin if you’re a smoker.

Citadine CityLife Pollution Face & Eyes Contour Sorbet Cream, Phytomer, 50 ml., 795 DKK HERE

Hope some of these cream can help you guys out!

x M

BEAUTY NEWS: Boiing Concealer from Benefit

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So – great news from the fun and playful Benefit univers!
If you didn’t know their Benefit concealers before, now’s the time.

Last week I was at a Benefit Event, where they launched a new concealer .. The Airbrush Concealer!
If that wasn’t enough, they changed the packaging to this cute and cool pink look – and now all their concealers are called Boiing.
So if you can’t find your favorite concealer on these pictures, it’s simply because it look different.

The new Airbrush Concealer is super smooth and creamy to use. It’s like a little delicate mousse.
It really covers your whole face super good and gives you that airbrush effect, like the supermodels!
I only wish they made this concealer as a foundation .. I would die.

Boiing Airbrush Concealer, Benefit, 180 DKK HERE

You need to try this out! It’s so good!

x M

TREATMENT: Detox your hair back to life

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This is taken after the hair got trimmed and styled. Look at how much lighter the shade is!
Apparently I had a lot of dirt in my hair that made my blonde hair darker. Amazing!

Have you ever wondered if you hair ever gets fully cleaned?
You use a ton of different products during a whole lifetime, you swim in the ocean and swimmingpools, you work out, visit different countries or maybe you have an everyday life in a pollution high city.
Your hair gets so filled with dirt, minerals, accumulations and pollution that sometimes you feel like your haircolor fades away, your hair feels heavier and more greasy – or that all the styling and treatments doesn’t pay off.

I went to Con Amor in Ringsted with the Olaplex team to get a detox to my hair – so I could feel like it was brand new again.
The team is so amazing. Marianne who fixed my hair real good, is an angel when it comes to your hair. She’s one of the most talented hairdressers and stylist that we have in Denmark. She really know her way around any kind of hair.

THE CALIFONICATION TREATMENT

The treatment is a mix between Olaplex and Malibu C. It’s a unique way to detox your hair and create the healthiest looking hair for a long time. It’s based on vitamin C and antioxidants, which will clean your hair from dirt, oils and accumulations. In that way, your hair can get back to normal – like a fresh breath of air .. and suddenly your hair feels light as a feather, the smoothness is back and you got a much healthier looking hair.

STEP 1.
My hair got washed with the Un-Do-Goo Shampoo from Malibu C, it cleans my hair from dirt and accumulations.

STEP 2.
A gel called Crystal Gel gets carefully added to my hair in sections. This gel improves the quality of my future chemical treatment – which will also save time and minimizes treatments to be repeated, because it makes them last longer. The gel removes minerals, metals, nicotine and other color-blocking accumulations that can feel heavy on the hair.
I was sitting under the heat with the gel in my hair for about 45 minuts.

STEP 3.
My hair got washed through with the Un-Do-Goo Shampoo from Malibu C one more time.

STEP 4.
Now to the first part of the Olaplex treatment. I get the Olaplex treatment in my hair, during a 5. minut session and after that it sits for another 5 minuts.

STEP 5.
Three different treatments from Malibu C called Rehydr8, Rehabiliti8 and Illumin8 gets mixed with the second Olaplex treatment and sits in my hair for about 10 minuts.  Step 6.
My hair gets washed with the Blonde serie from Malibu C , blowdried, trimmed and styled.

After my treatment I’ve never had this many compliments for my hair. It has truly been amazing!
My hair feels brand new – like I got to start fresh.
My hair is super soft, specially when I use my Olaplex treatment for home once a week. But most amazing off all is that my hair is super healthy and vibrant again. Over a month after and I see and feel the absolut same result as when I left the salon.

NOW I USE

Un-Do-Goo Shampoo, Malibu C, 110 DKK HERE

Deeply cleans your hair, gets rid of leftovers from stylingproducts and gives back the smoothness and shine.

Blondes Shampoo & Conditioner, Malibu C, 400 DKK  HERE

Protects my hair against pollution and envirommental factors. It’s the most perfect shampoo for blonde hair – it doesn’t color it purple, it simply just gives it the perfekt light shade with no yellows!

Olaplex Nr. 3, 280 DKK HERE
I use this between treatments, to make sure that my hair stays the same high quality after getting a salon treatment.
It makes sure that my hair is fully hydrated, strong and healthy.

Really hope you’ll take your time and try out the Califonication treatment, I’ve never experienced anything this great for my hair.
And I can only recommend the Salon Con Amor in Ringsted, Denmark. They’re really know what they’re doing and they make sure to take good care of you and your hair.

Con Amor
Tinggade 7
4100 Ringsted
http://con-amore.dk

x M

5 Hydrating Wonders

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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

BEAUTY TALK: Sharon Rabi Founder of Dafni

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Sorry for the stoned and sweaty face ….

So, big news! Some of you may know the Dafni Hair Straightening Brush, the rest of you maybe not.
The Dafni Brush is a brush that can straighten your hair with heat. It’s sounds crazy, I know. But it actually works.

… And now it comes in a smaller size, because the Dafni Go just launched last week!

I love the smaller version, because it’s easier for me to use in my Scandinavian hair.
I won’t write too much about it, instead I’ll let you watch the video, where I had the honor to meet the founder of Dafni, Sharon Rabi. We had a good morning playing with her hairtools – she’s such a sweetheart!

WHY I LOVE THIS?

It’s faster than straightening your hair with a straightening iron.
Your hair doesn’t become flat and boring.
You keep your volume in your hair.
You don’t break or damage the hair with too much heat.
You can make waves with it.

Hope you’ll enjoy the video – and please subscribe!

x M

7 Sunscreens You Need This Summer

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So, I guess the summer has arrived. Even though it went from biking with wool gloves to wearing short skirts in like, a day.
Therefore you need to take ekstra care of your skin – and I’ll help you find some of the best products for it.
Maybe you’re going on a vacation soon, or you’re just enjoying the summer at home – either way, there are different sunscreens and protectors for different use. I, for example do everything from a sporty vacation with hiking, sailing and surfing to just relaxing by the beach. I always make sure that I have the right sunscreens with me – and a good amount of that!

THE NO MAKEUP MAKEUP

I hate the stickiness of a sunscreen in your face – it’s really hard to find one that doesn’t make your skin greasy or too white looking. I was super excited to find out that one of my favorite brands now has launched a sun protector with a little nice color in it! It’s super light, blends perfect and gives me that no-makeup-makeup look I want to achieve.

Alt-i-En Beskyttelse, Pudderdåserne.dk, 245 DKK HERE

FOR THE SPORTY DAYS

When exercising it’s important to have a good amount of sunscreen on – but again, you don’t wanna get greasy or slippery when you paddle around in the ocean or running the mountains.
This sunscreen is super light, easy to blend into your skin and it has a water-resistant of 40 minutes. It has a SPF50 which you really need when you do some kind of sport for a long time in the sun.

Protection 50 Sport, Dermalogica, 275 DKK HERE

BY THE POOL WITH A GLOW

If you’re not much of a playfull pool person – but more like the one that enjoys a few drinks in the sun by the pool, this product is for you. It gives you a SPF30 – and a beautiful looking glow. This sunscreen contains organic and natural ingredients ang gives a nice little shimmer effect on your skin.

Sun Body Lotion 30 Shimmer Edition, Rudolph Sun, 165 DKK HERE

AFTER THE PARTY COMES THE AFTERSUN

Nothing is worse than having a sunburn – it can hurt so bad. The sun is dangerous, so it’s important that we take good care of our skin both before, during and after sunbathing. I’ve always used an old trick, when getting a sunburn. I would put greek yoghurt all over my skin and just lay, while it sank into my skin.
Therefore I was super excited when this product launched, based on the yoghurt trick.Yoghurt is a natural source of lactose, proteins and minerals and vitamins, that can increase the water content of the top layers of the skin, to cool it down and relieving UV-induced redness.

Cooling After-Sun Face & Body Yoghurt, Korres, 190 DKK HERE

THAT ANTI-AGE FACE

Remember always to use sunscreen in your face – all year around.
But there’s nothing more annoying than sunscreen burning your eyes or making your skin greasy.
This product is super light, easy to use and has anti-aging ingredients in it, to prepare your skin from aging and UVA and UVB.
It’s perfect for a day on the beach or by the pool, when you don’t want a burning face from mixing sunscreen and saltwater.

Anti-Age Face SPF30, MUTI, 260 DKK HERE

THE INVISIBLE SHIELD 

Okay, this is for your who really don’t like sunscreen. You don’t like the feeling, the smell or the look it gives you.
Do you feel like the sunscreen will ruin your makeup or did you just forget to put it on? This product is simply genius! It’s a sunscreen in sprayform – which means that you easily can apply or reapply it all he time, anywhere and anytime.
It’s like a mist that gives you tons of hydration and a SPF50.
This is gonna be my all time product to carry around in my bag this summer.

Ambre Solaire Hydrating Face Protection Mist SPF50, Garnier, 90 DKK HERE

LIPS LIPS LIPS

Never ever forget the lips – you don’t want wrinkled, sad looking lips – do you?
This is one of my favorite products. It has a SPF20 and gives you smooth, hydrated and protected lips.
Perfect for everyday use or when your lips gets dried out from too much sun bathing.

Lip Balm Sun SPF20, Tromborg, 180 DKK HERE

Now you know which products will help you out this summer. Remember to take care of yourself and your skin – and stay in shadow from 12-15 AM.

x M

Your makeup’s best friend this summer

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Do you ever feel like your face is melting off in the sun? Well, that doesn’t really feel that nice – and if you’re wearing beautiful makeup, it can be your worst nightmare.
In Copenhagen, we bike everywhere and all the time, which means that you really can feel the summer heat hitting your face. And a sweaty face, isn’t that charming, no?

I always have this little thing in my bag. It’s so simple – but so smart!

It’s a mirror, a sponge, a setting powder and blotting papers in one.
You use the sponge to apply the setting powder – a setting powder is a powder that absorbs the oils in your skin to make it matte instead of shiny. The blotting papers you use to dap off sweat, oils and running makeup. It’s really clever!
Its small, handy and perfect for your bag. I always carry this with me – specially in the summer.

Kit pores & Matité, Clarins, 350 DKK HERE

Hope you can use it too!

x M