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!

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DaisyBeautyAwards | Category: Best Mask

This year I am part of the DaisyBeauty Awards jury for this year’s best mask!

I have been part of the jury for the third time. Previous years I had Best Letter Combination (BB, CC, DD) and last year I was part of the jury for best body product. This year I am super excited about this category since I have been more & more interested in Skincare and it is new for this year!

The masks you will find in this category, in no order:

  • Gilda Hydra Perfomance Mask
  • Verso Deep Hydration Sheet Mask
  • Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Hydrating Modeling Mask
  • The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask
  • Exuviance Deep Hydration Treatment

I cannot speak of the scoring until the results are presented however I can tell you want each mask claims.

Gilda Hydra Perfomance Mask 

Price: 395kr/50ml
Type of Skin:
Dry, aging skin
How: on clean skin, 10-15 min. Remove with warm water. Use 2-3 times/week.
What it does:
clearer skin, increase moisture, works on lustre & elasticity
natural extracts of wild carrot, orange peel, Vit E & B, Amino Acids, Glycerin & lactic acid. Also includes Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil and is paraben free.

Verso Deep Hydration Sheet Mask

Price: 799kr/4x25g
Type of Skin:
 All skintypes
How: Sheet mask to be applied directly on the face.
What it does:
softening sheetmask with hydrogel formula. 2 part mask for easy application. Take away protection film and apply on clean skin. Let sit for 20 min. Massage into skin once mask is off.
AMF Artificial Moisturizing Factor to strengthen skin and keep moisture. Has Hyaluronic acid, grapefruit extract and ceramide-3.

Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Hydrating Modeling Mask

Price: 595kr/4 sets
Type of Skin:
 All skintypes
How: Mix Step 1 with Step 2. Apply directly in very thick layer on dry skin. apply from bottom to top for easier application. Sit for 12-15min for maximum moisture. Peel off the mask after.
What it does:
boosts moisture. Cooling and deep moisturizing as it has a cooling chemical reaction to the skin. Works on drylines, pores and feels even.
Hyaluronic Cushion Gel (step 1), Activation powder (step 2)

The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask

Price: 195kr/75ml
Type of Skin:
 All skintypes, (not recommended for the most sensitive)
How: To be used for multi-masking; if used alone, use a thin layer. Let sit for 10 minutes. Wash with warm water.
What it does:
absorbes ecess oil/ impurities, refines the appearance of pores and gives glow.
100% vegan. Bamboo Charcoal, green tea leaves, organic tea tree oil. Without parabens, paraffin, silicone or mineral oil.

Exuviance Deep Hydration Treatment

Price: 549kr/50g
Type of Skin:
 All skintypes mainly dry to very dry skins
How: Apply on clean skin with a light massage. Absorbs into the skin, let sit for 5 minutes then apply a night cream. Can also be applied traditionally for 10-15min and 2-3 times/week.
What it does:
injects moisture deep into the skin by filling up the moisture reservoir of the skin. Binds the moisture and also neutralizes the skin.
Has amino acid complex and lactobionic acids to bind moisture and protect the skin.

Though I cannot share my experiences with these masks (YET), let me know in the comments if you’ve tried any of these and what your thoughts are!

/Här ser ni Daisy Beauty Awards Kategori: Årets Mask. Tyvärr kan jag berätta vad jag tyckte med varje mask men låt mig veta i kommentarsfältet vad ni tycker om ni har testat någon av de! Jag har skrivit snabbt lite info om varje mask ovan också som inkl pris, typ av hud, hur man applicerar och vad den gör.

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An Evening with Elixir Cosmeceuticals

Elixir Cosmeceutivals invited me and an intimate group of women to take a closer look at their products and also to try their latest 30% Glycolic Acid Peeling Treatment (which of course I had to get done!)

Elixir Cosmecuticals Event

They surved Panini Wraps in Ceasar Chicken and Salmon. Yums!

Elixir Cosmecuticals Event

As you may know I have used Elixir skincare the past month so this was the perfect opportunity to let you know the progress of the products. If you’d like to read that post, I’ll link it here.

Elixir Cosmecuticals Event
Our hosts for the evening, Kornelia & Sanna

Elixir Cosmecuticals Event

Elixir Cosmeceuticals is a brand from Norway and thhey are result based skincare that works on your skin’s condition and not type which is fantastic since you are able to work on the problems that are more suited for YOU and not everyone else’s problems. In addition, the skincare brand is not readily available in any store but rather in specific skincare clinics and stores in which a skin therapist would be able to analyze your skin properly so you have a chance to bring the correct products home. Love! Above you can see that they even have a machine that looks at pigmentation, sun damage and other skin issues you may have in order to recommend the products for you!
There are 150 salons now that carry the brand in Scandinavia in which 11 stores in Sweden and have been available for 2 years already.

Elixir Cosmecuticals Event
Sorry for the horrible moving photo above, here you can see Sanna applying the 30% Glycolic Acid Peeling Treatment on a beauty colleague of mine. It was my turn afterwards and if you follow me on snapchat, you would have seen that I turned into a tomato after she applied the treatment on my skin. It was warm, a bit itchy but still quite comfortable afterwards. After a few hours my face went back to normal and I applied some smoothing cream just to calm it down a bit more. When I woke up in the morning I was GLOOOWWINNGGG!

Have you tried Elixir cosmecuticals? What is your favorite product? I am really digging the Niactil 4% as well as the Elixir Pads 10%.

Jag var bjuden till en event med Elixir Cosmecuticals där vi fått höra om märket och även testa på deras 30% glykolsyra peeling treatment. Jag själv har kört märket i en månad nu och verkligen älskar hur min hud har blivit sen jag började med produkterna. Jag självklart testade peelingen och kan säga att jag såg ut som en tomat i några timmar men sen fått jag finaste glöd! Det jag gillar med märket är att de utgår från hud tillstånd och inte hudtyp som gör att man får produkter som är verkligen anpassat till DIN hud och inte till ALLAS hud. Utöver så Elixir är inte tillgänglig överallt då hudteraputer har möjlighet att kunna analysera verkligen huden för att då ge kunden bästa servicen. 

Har du testat Elixir? Vad gillar du mest? Jag älskar Niactil 4% och även Elixir Pads 10%.

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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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A Close Shave | Review of Grevinnans Rum Shaving Creams

Introducing Mr Charming and Nordic Star, two shaving creams from Grevinnans Rum that will give you the closest shave!

hud kosmetik mässa 2016

I met Karin from Grevinnans Rum at the Hud & Kosmetikmässa this year and we just hugged long and hard since it’s been forever since I saw her! Grevinnans Rum is located in Gränna, just outside of Jönköping where I studied and called home for a number of years! Anyway, during the exhibition, I was able to order a few new products and these two shaving creams were a must have since they were just so yummy to look at – she even demo-ed the way they lathered on my Snapchat.

Jag äntligen fått hem mina raktvålar från Grevinnans rum som jag träffade på Hud & Kosmetikmässan i år.

Grevinnans Rum Shaving Creams

grevinnansrum shaving cream mr. charming

Grevinnans Rum Shaving Creams

Who wouldn’t want Mr. Charming rubbing up against your legs? haha! This is a shaving cream that works for both men and women and works on all body parts! It has a scent of Licorice and Lavender though I do get more of a hint of the licorice more! Mr. Charming has charcoal which is deep cleansing but also ingredients such as shea butter, cacao butter, and also coconut oiil. It is recommended to leave the product on the skin a tad longer before shaving to moisturize and soften the skin!

 De här raktvålar passar både män & kvinnor och doftar hur god som helst! Mr. Charming innehåller charcoal som är djuprengörande och även innehåller Olivolja, sheasmör, cacaosmör, cocosolja, charcoal, & havresilk! Utöver så dofter det lakrits & lavendel. 

grevinnansrum shaving cream nordic star

Grevinnans Rum Shaving Creams

This one’s truely a star! It has such an amazing scent combination of patchouli, citrus and eucaluptus! Again, it also has olive oil, shea butter, cacoa butter, coconut oil but also has kaolin and aloevera. You really do feel like a star when using this shaving cream as it just gives me an extra confidence boost!

Nordic Star är den andra som känns som pure lyx!  Den doftar patchouli, citrus och lite eucaluptus och även innehåller Olivolja, sheasmör, cacaosmör, cocosolja, kaolin, havresilk, & aloevera. En liten tips är att låta det smälta lite i huden innan man rakar, då kommer huden känns mjuk & återfuktad!

What are your thoughts on Shaving Creams? Do you shave or wax your legs? arms? bodyparts?


Price: 289kr, 169kr / 200ml, 60ml
Where to Buy: Grevinnans Rum, LL Hudvård Falköping, Mr. Barbershop Jönköping, S
und hudvård Helsingborg, Reuterklou hudvård Stockholm
& även i fler som kommer inom veckan i Stockholm!


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