WOW! Moschino Pink Fresh Couture

Just WOW! Thank you Alf Sörensen for the most beautiful press sample and my first unique delivery this year!

Moschino has come out with a new fragrance, Pink Fresh Couture (385kr/30ml) and it looks like the original Fresh scent but smells more floral! As you can see, mine came with a pink bucket, a pink cloth and a pink sponge… Seriously how cute?! Those who know me know that Im not much for pink but in this case I make an exception! SO cool!!

The fragrance includes notes of pink grapefruit, black currant, Lily of the valley. In the heart there is Rose, pink hyacint, and pomegranate and in the base some musk, ambroxa and cederwood. I love Ambroxa, it gives this scent a bit more warmth instead of just floral. 

This was seriously a surprise and I loved the pink bucket and accessories that came with the fragrance home to me! You can get a hold of this fragrance week 14 and can e found at Åhléns, Kicks, private perfumeries and a few places online. I love my missoni that I received earlier but this one is definitely making its way into my daily routine as the ambroxia scent is a favorite of mine!

/Jag fått världens rosa utskick ifrån Alf Sörensen och är sååå tacksam för denna överraskning! Doften är från Moschino och är Pink Fresh Couture (385kr/30ml). Den innehåller ros grapefrukt, svarata vinbär, liljekonvalj, granatäpple, rosa hyacint, ,ros, och sist i basen: cederträ, ambroxan och musk. Denna fina blommiga doft lanserar vecka 14 och hos Åhlens, kicks och några utvalda butiker och online affärer. Jag älskar min missoni som är också väldigt lätt blommigt men denna som innehåller ambroxan kommer också används mycket nu under våren!

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M Picaut Hydra Lagoon Overight Mask

The day before the Expo day, I had a long wonderful conversation with Mette from M Picaut, a swedish brand that I have had an eye on for the past year. She released the Hydra Lagoon Overight Mask ( 499kr/50ml) and working the Expo, I knew that my skin was going to get a good beating so she sent me home with one to have…well… overnight before the actual exhibition!

The Hydra Lagoon Overnight Mask is dressed simply in white with a pump and green details on the box, and gold text on the tube. There is malachite which is for the color. There is a possibility of some benefits to the skin but nothing proved. There is also Niacinamide which works on skin elasticity and it also evens out the skintone and lastly Hyaluronic acid which binds moisture into the skin and of course moisturizes the skin.

I slathered my face with the product, maybe too much of it, since it did give me a pretty strong scent! I reacted quite strongly to the scent and for someone who isn’t so sensitive, it took me by surprise. But I can say that it does disappear very quickly so it really wasn’t a huge problem for my part! I let the product sit for 5-20 minutes before heading off to bed. When I woke up in the morning, I did feel that my skin was moisturized. I wouldn’t say sticky in feeling but it felt like I still had product on my face. I, as mentioned, slathered quite a bit of product on so this was expected!

I did notice a difference just within a night’s sleep but I did continue to use the product throughout the week and it helped balance out a few of my dry spots I have been combating this winter skin I have been having.

What are your thoughts on Overnight Masks?

/Dagen före Expon hade jag en lång underbar konversation med Mette från M Picaut, ett svenskt varumärke som jag har haft ett öga på länge! Hon släppte Hydra Lagoon Overight Mask (499kr/50 ml). Då jag jobbade på Expon visste jag att min hud kommer att få bra stryk så hon skickade hem en för att ha under natten innan själva utställningen! Hydra Lagoon Overnight Mask är klädd i en vitt tub med en pump och gröna detaljer på lådan med guld- text på tuben.

Det finns malakit som är för färgen. Det finns säkert fördelar för huden men ingenting är bevisat. Det finns också Niacinamid som fungerar på hudens elasticitet och det jämnar också ut hudtonen och slutligen Hyaluronsyra som binder fukt i huden och naturligtvis återfuktar huden.

Jag “slathered” mitt ansikte med produkten. Det kanske var för mycket eftersom det gav en ganska stark doft! Jag reagerade ganska kraftigt till doften och för någon som är inte så känslig, var jag lite förvånad. Men jag kan säga att det försvinner snabbt så det var verkligen inte ett stort problem för min del! Jag lät produkten sitta i 5-20 minuter innan jag gick och la mig. När jag vaknade på morgonen, kände jag att min hud var återfuktad. Jag skulle inte säga det är kladdig i konsistens, men det kändes som det var  fortfarande produkt på mitt ansikte…men ifs så lag jag väldigt mycket produkt som sagt! Jag märkte en skillnad bara inom en natts sömn men jag ska fortsätta att använda produkten och det hjälpte att balansera mina torra fläckar som jag har bekämpat denna vinterhy!

Vad är dina tankar på masker man sover med?

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New in from Jo Malone | Tuberose Angelica; White Jasmine & Mint

If you haven’t followed me awhile, I can tell you that I am a fanatic for finding new fragrances that I can mix and match! And while in London, I felt the urge to find a new signature scent. Who can resist a Jo Malone while in London!?

I couldn’t decide between a Cologne and a Cologne Intense so I chose one of each!

The first is Tuberose Angelica Cologne Intense. It was released in 2014 and is a floral scent. It has Angelica, tuberose and bases of amber and woody notes. This scent brings me back to my mom’s closet and it gives off a warm but sweet floral feeling that just feels classical and timeless but with that little bit of sensual touch.

The second scent is a Cologne in White Jasmine and Mint. Of course ANYTHING with Jasmine in it is a fragrance for me. The Jasmine flower is one that sits very well on my skin so having a White Jasmine scent with that stinging mint scent was a perfect spring/summer scent! This scent has been in their line since 2007 and has Jasmine, lily, orange blossom and rose with of course mint accords. It’s suppose to be inspired by a sunny morning of an English garden and it truly does smell exactly so for me too!

I can also just add that these two mixed together really messes with your senses! You want to smell something sweet but then comes the tang of mint and then you have the softeness of the florals. Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

Have you tried anything from Jo Malone? What are your favorite products or scents?

I think I am going to maybe try to get a hold of the Basil & Neroli Cologne scent…. The amazing sales girl sprayed it on the paper in the bag and I have scented it ALL THE WAY HOME to Sweden! She also sent me three minis of it too!

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Om du inte har följt mig så kan jag säga att jag är en fanatiker för att hitta nya dofter som jag kan mixa och matcha! Och när jag var i London kände jag lusten att hitta en ny signatur doft. Vem kan motstå en Jo Malone när man är ändå i London!?

Jag kunde inte välja mellan en Cologne och en Cologne Intense så jag valde en av varje!

Den första är Tuberose Angelica Cologne Intense. Den släpptes 2014 och är en blommig doft. Den har Angelica, tuberos och baser av bärnsten och träiga noter. Denna doft drar mig tillbaka till min mammas garderob och det ger en varm men söt blommig känsla som bara känns klassisk och tidlös men med det lite sensuell touch.

Den andra doft är en Cologne in White Jasmine and Mint. Naturligtvis om en doft har Jasmine i det så är den en doft för mig. Jasmine är en som sitter grymt bra på min hud så här har vi en vit jasmin doft med mint som är perfekt till våren och sommaren! Denna doft har varit i deras serie sedan 2007 och har Jasmine, lilja, apelsinblomma och ros med mynta. Det är tänkt att vara inspireras av en solig morgon i en engelsk trädgård och det verkligen luktar precis så för mig också!

Jag kan också bara tillägga att dessa två blandas grymt bra och nästan leker med dina sinnen! Du vill lukta något sött men sedan kommer doften av mynta och sedan har du mjukhet av blommorna. Vackert. Absolut vackert!

Har du provat något ifrån Jo Malone? Vilka är dina favoritprodukter eller dofter?

Jag tror att jag kommer att kanske försöka få tag på Basil & Neroli Cologne…. Den fantastiska tjej som hjälpte mig sprutade den på inslagspappret i påsen och jag har doftat på den hela vägen hem till Sverige och även skickade hem några prover på den.

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The Morning Dawn | The New Missoni EdT

missoni edt

I loved the Missoni Edp (495kr) that I got for Christmas but just as Spring starts to come, the new Missoni EdT is released! I received a beautiful bottle that is citrusy but floral but also woody. My favorite combo! In this fragrance has many ingredients in which include blood orange, pink pepper,  Nashi pear and water flowers. You can also find freesia, peony, rose water and heliotrope but also something called the Givaudan molecule rosyfolia! And in the base, some musk, white cedar and then the woody is from Georgywood accord.

missoni edt

The bottle is similar to the EdP but this time with swirls of orange and yellow but it still has the golden band to represent the famous Missoni fabric. I love the way the bottle looks, it reminds me of a beautiful sunrise and the fragrance itself is much cleaner than I thought it would be. You get a light airy feel when you first spritz it and then comes the warmth, just like the sunrise I described earlier.

I just received the bottle so of course I will continue to use it throughout the Spring!
Have you scented the Missoni EdP? What are your favorite Spring fragrances?

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First Impression Friday | Kat Von D Alchemist Palette

HELLO Alchemist!

Kat Von D Alchemist Palette

Today we’ll be taking a look at my latest Kat Von D addition, the Alchemist palette. A palette that has taken many years for Kat Von D to create and something she has wanted to have herself but couldn’t find in the market.

Kat Von D Alchemist Palette

The palette is very unique in form: A small triangle with holographic packaging and beautiful script. (yes, I fell a few weeks back and have an internal bleed on my palm.. hence the little nick there!)

Kat Von D Alchemist PaletteThere are four transforming shades in the palette to be used on their own or on top of other products to transform them.

Kat Von D Alchemist Palette

I personally don’t have anything like it in my kit but I’ve seen similar products that are to be used somewhat like a transforming product. I have had loose pigments from TheBodyNeeds that did similar and I believe Sugarpill also had one though the shadows in this palette are not pigments but rather pressed.

Kat Von D Alchemist Palette

Daylight

Kat Von D Alchemist Palette
Daylight, not direct sun

Kat Von D Alchemist Palette

With Jordana 12 hr Eyeshadow Pencil – Prolong Purple as Base

Kat Von D Alchemist Palette

With Jordana 12 hr Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencil – Stay On Black as base

I have asked around at Sephora and it seems like the palette may be making it’s way in and should be available sometime in April/May. I bought mine through a friend in the US hence why I have mine early :)

What do you think of palettes like this one? Would you rather a loose pigment or a pressed shadow? 

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YAG Shadows, With & Without Primer | YAG Week

YAG Sweden I wanted to show you the power of the eyeprimer, especially YAG’s eyeprimer when applying the loose eyeshadows from YAG Sweden.

YAG Sweden First..The packaging. It comes in a small diamond bottom shaped jar with a little peppershaker sill which indicates a little goes a long way with these pigment shadows! The four shades I will show you today are these four. Seriously check these out! I did one swatch without primer, clean skin and daylight and the other with the YAG eyeprimer under!

Star White

YAG Sweden

Star White Without Primer, With Primer

Rose Gold

YAG Sweden

Rose Gold Without Primer, With Primer

Soft Pink

YAG Sweden

Soft Pink Without Primer, With Primer

Cyklamen Bronze

YAG Sweden

Cyklamen Bronze Without Primer, With Primer

I am seriously obsessed with this eyeprimer too since it works not only for these pigments but also other brand shadows too! The longevity is incredible and I soo little goes soo long! A fantastic product and these shadows are just beautiful too!

Will you be getting your hands on the primer or any of these pigments?
What did you think of the difference in pigmentation with and without primer?

   Idag visar jag er mina YAG lösskuggor med och utan deras eyeprimer. Det finns så otroligt skillnad i pigment att det var ett måste att visa! Jag älskar förpackningen av en pepparhållare och lite diamantform i plasten. så original! Färgerna jag valde var också super fina, vilken är din favorit? Vad tycker du om pigment skillnad mellan med och utan primern? Kommer du köpa några av de här?

Where to buy: YAG

Read more about YAG:
A quick look,
Highlights from Hud & Kosmetikmässa
YAG Haul
Pale Shimmer Highlighter
A LOTD using YAG

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A look at Pale Shimmer Highlighter from YAG Sweden | YAG Week

I was recently talking to my ex-coworkers about looking for a new highlighter and this one did not cross my mind until I started the idea for YAG Week and I am so happy that I rediscovered this baby since it is a beautiful highlighter!

YAG Sweden

Pale Shimmer (199kr/3g)  is a beautiful pale-pink champagne color that gives shine and luster to the cheeks but also under the brow bone or even if you like on your décolleté. I’m not all that fond of loose highlighters but this one is just too beautiful to pass up.

YAG Sweden

The packaging is super smart with a twist lock so you never dust over your makeup/travel bag! Also you can shake out the perfect amount in
the cap so you don’t waste a lot of product by just the packaging.

YAG Sweden
This is just one shake… And as you can see the color looks quite pink-ish but swatched and on the face it looks completely different!

YAG Sweden

Here’s a finger swatch and you can see it almost becomes more apricot colored but on the cheeks you get a beautiful glow instead!

What is your favorite highlighter at the moment?

Jag pratade med f.d kollegor om en ny highlighter då min Gloss of Sweden highlighter är typ slut… så tänkte jag inte alls på att jag hade en ny ifrån YAG och börjat älska den igen! Det som är så unik med denna är att den ser lite rosa ut i förpackningen, swatchad på handen så ser den aprikos ut men på huden ser den lite ljus vit lystrig! Så himla fin! Vad är din favorit highlighter just nu?

Where to buy: YAG

Read more about YAG:
A quick look,
Highlights from Hud & Kosmetikmässa
YAG Haul

samples for consideration

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Micellar Cleansers | Liquid Gold for Lazyheads!

A lot of the skincare coming out are the all-in-ones & I love having micellar cleansers / removers in my arcenal when Travelling and or when freelancing! This trip to London, I bought myself some micellars and then I received a few too so I think I may be set for the next year!

What a micellar is is a mild water that has molecules that remove makeup and dirt by simply breaking the other molecules down. I recommend using it as a pre-cleanse to remove the heavy duty makeup on the face and eyes and then go in with a gentle cleanser afterwards.

There are so many micellars out in the market now as this trend exploded when Bioderma became huge! Bioderma just recently came to Sweden but  I have always had a little bottle in my freelance kit. You can find Bioderma at Apoteket Apotea online (Not Sponsored, Nudge: Apotea has 10% off with the code “Novemberkalas”)

micellar cleansers

I thought I would show you my top 6 micellars that I have gotten a hold of and started to love/have loved a long time:

Bioderma Sensibio H2O (250ml, 119kr)
Must have in my kit!

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (400ml, 69kr)
Just recently released a new for dry & sensitive skin! I use this one a lot for swatches as it is just so gentle and also affordable! *Åhléns also had a 20% off campaign just recently…they may still have it ongoing now!

Apoliva 3-in-1 Micellar Vatten (200ml, 99kr)
I was given a press sample to try and I do like it! super simple.

Simple Kind to Skin Micellar (200ml, 35kr)
UK must have so I must have it too! Ive tried the wipes and I love the liquid more!

Botanics Micellar 3-in-1 Cleansing Solution All Bright (250ml, 29kr)
I was on the fence about this one but I got it on clearance for 1£ so can’t complain! I felt this one took a tad bit more time to break down makeup though.

Lumene Lähde Pure Article Micellar ()
I got a mini sample of this and I LOVE this almost as much as I love my bioderma! Need to get myself a fullsize ASAP.

Have you tried Micellar cleansers? Which one is your favorite?

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