Pretty in Pinks * Last minute gifts for Valentine’s Day

If you are planning on gifting someone, a friend, a mother, a daughter or your girl this Valentine’s Day, here are just a few beauty favorites in various price points!

I don’t usually celebrate Valentine’s Day, but I do like the fact that you are reminded to let those who are close to you know that you care. Sometimes we all get so tied up in work or day to day must dos that letting people know that you care and that you think about them sometimes doesn’t happen so if Valentine’s Day is the best way to remind you, then I’m for it!

/Jag firar inte Alla Hjärtans Dag men jag gillar att man blir påmind om att säga till andra som man bryr sig om att man bryr sig. Man gör så mycket i vardagen som gör att man ibland glömmer bort så om det är så att man behöver en dag som Alla Hjärtans så är jag för det!

I just recently got a hold of the Real Techniques Lipkit (Coming Soon, kommer snart!) and i fell in love with the lip smoothing brush. Perfect to use together with a lipscrub!!

I have always had an antibac hanging off my bag and many have asked me what it is. Lately, in the spirit of Valentines, this Merci Handy Chérie Cherry (50kr at Sephora Sv.) has been hanging out on my bag with me.

The Bomb Cosmetics Candle (99kr) is a pretty candle, perfect as a gift and or for yourself.

The L’Oréal Infallible Blush Paint – Pinks (159kr) is a great palette if you’d like to try out different blushes for such a great price. They have really good pigmentation.

Ellos Sense of Karma Shower Gel (89kr/ 250ml) smells so calming! I was surprised that I would like this shower gel as much as I do. the Sense of Karma series has many different products worth looking into!

Another pink favorite for Valentines is the L’Oréal Lip Paint Lacquer Fuchsia (99kr). If you know me, you know I’m not one for lipproducts but I have two in this post that work nicely. This one comes out quite glossy and is comfortable on the lips.

Then we also have IDUN Minerals Lipgloss – Charlotte (140kr) which gives off a beautiful shimmery pink lip if you want something more subtle and still not sticky.

Of course I could not have a Valentines Pink post without Depend 7-Day Elegant Jasmine (39kr), a gorgeous light pinky shimmer polish in the 7-day range. Spring friendly and still with that touch of unique!

Vera Wang Lovestruck (485kr/ 100ml) is one of my favorite go-to fragrances in February or in early Spring since it has such a romantic vibe to the notes: it has pink guava, angelica blossom, tuberose in the heart together with lotus flower and woody and musky base tones.

*Grazette CRUSH Hair mask is unavailable to the consumer and can only be found at hair salons. Find you nearest HERE and or buy the CRUSH series HERE. / I am not sponsored for this post.

What will you do for Valentine’s Day?
Vad kommer du göra på Alla Hjärtans Dag?

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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
Ingredients:
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.
Ingredients:
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.
Ingredients:
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.
Ingredients:
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.
Ingredients:
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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✨Beauty Superlatives 2016✨

It’s Works for me Wednesday and we’re going to go over all the products that I have loved the past year.

I call them Beauty Superlatives, the best of my best. Let me know if you have similar ones or
if you have some recommendations of your favorites below!

skincare

Beauty Superlatives 2016

Marina Miracle Amaranth Face Oil (ca.722kr/25ml)
A fantastic oil that moisturizes and smells fantastic.
Elixir Niactil 4% (890kr/100ml)
Seriously has saved my skin from breaking in this cold weather. Fantastic serum!
Lumene Valo Hydrating Vitamin C Mist (249kr/100ml)
I have one of these in every room!

body

Beauty Superlatives 2016

Deo Doc Daily Intimate Wash Honolulu Breeze (95kr/200ml)
A newer summery fragrance for the intimates.
M Picaut Happy Sparkling Body Wash  (229kr/200ml)
I don’t like sparkle but this one gives beautiful lustre.
Dermosil – Spa & Sauna Softening Foot Serum (69kr/75ml)
I am already into my 5th tube. I love this stuff. Makes my tired feet feel calm and moisturized.
Grevinnans Rum Shaving Soap – Nordic Star (289kr/200ml; 169kr/60ml)
Perfect for all shaving needs and lathers so well.

face

Beauty Superlatives 2016
SPF
Rituals Sun protection face cream 50 (150kr/50ml)
Goes into the skin so quickly so perfect under makeup.
Primer
–  – Marc Jacobs under(cover) perfecting coconut Primer (450kr)
Calming but also evening for my skin. Perfect under heavy foundations that I love to wear.

Concealer
Lyx: Dior Diorskin Star Concealer (350kr)
Expensive but little goes a long way! Perfect for all concealing.
Midrange: Kat Von D Concealer (265kr)
The newer tube is perfect in combination with a lighter foundation.

FoundationKat Von D Lock it Tattoo Foundation (350kr/30ml)
Oldie but goodie. I have a backup of my backup! Works best together with a beauty blender
Powder – Dior Diorskin Nude Air (570kr)
Light and airy, Perfect together with heavier foundations in my opinion!
Blush/ContourLH Cosmetics Infinity Palette (399kr)
I love the versatility of this palette, you have everything in one place.

Highlight
Powder: GlossGods – Pina Colada (199kr)
I LOVE how so little goes so long! Gorgeous light and natural glow.
Liquid: Isadora Storbing Fluid Highlighter (159kr)
Mixed into a daycream or on its own, just absolutely gorgeous!

EyebrowsThe Brow Gal The Convertible (ca.319kr)
After meeting Tonya Crooks who showed me how to work with this product, it has changed my brow game!
Eyebrow Tools – The Brow Gal Scissors (159kr)
Sharp and beautiful in design.
Depend Duo Brush (69kr)
The bristles are hard enough but soft enough to apply product evenly.

eyes

Beauty Superlatives 2016
Base
Maria Åkerberg Cover Stick (195kr)
A two in one perfect for concealing but also highlighting under the browbone.
PrimerYAG Eyeprimer (199kr/2g)
SO LITTLE is needed for so much power!

Palette
Lyx: Kat Von D Metal Mattes Palette (450kr, Limited Edition)
In true KVD pigmentation, just a splurge to love and own.
Budget: NYX Ultimate Palette Warm Neutrals (199kr-209kr)
Affordable and pigmented and a huge range in such a small package.

Eyepencil/Eyeliner
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner – Trooper (215kr/0.55ml)
Still number one and therefore could not knock it off the list despite my pick below.
SUVABeauty Hydraliners * Grease, RoseGold, Bank (99kr)
Comes in so many different colors and mixed with water, it can be used in so many ways!

MascaraIDUN Eir Curling Mascara (195kr/12ml)
My first IDUN product and I LOVE it! My lashes are defined, separated and curled. It also can be built!

lips

Beauty Superlatives 2016
Lippencil
– N/A
LipbalmLipglossbitch BitchBalm (59kr)
A little biased maybe but I love love love this balm as it’s saved me this winter!
Liquid Lipstick – 
Lyx: Kat Von D Everlasting Lipstick Exorcism (195kr)
I’ve been loving the mattes this year and this one is my go to “power” lip!
Budget: Milani Mettalic Liquid lipstick Pure Matteness (135kr)
After buying this one I got a lot of compliments. The Matte metallic seems to be my thing!

nails

Beauty Superlatives 2016

Nailpolish –
Lyx:
Smith & Cult * 1972 (239kr/14ml)
I can’t get over the beautiful range, the gorgeous packaging and how fast it dries
Budget:
TopCoat:
Depend Matte Topcoat (29kr)
Just one coat is enough to make anything matte!

Nailpolish Remover
– Formula X Delete All (150kr/burk)
So simple and so quick! It really removes EVERYTHING.
Nail TreatmentLYX Nail Drops (99kr/8ml)
I love the scent of this product and it really helps my cuticles.
Nail Tool – Fabby Style Glass Nail File (159kr)
Perfect bag buddy!

*Honorable Mention –
Sephora Express Dry (ca. 100kr/75ml)
Amazing scent and smart!
LYX LaChrome * Silver (165kr)
I love the mirrored look with this Chrome powder from LYX! Sits well and looks fantastic!

HAIR

Beauty Superlatives 2016

PreShampoo Mask – L’oréal Elvital Extraordinary clay (75kr/150ml)
Despite making my hands blue, really clarifying and does not dry out my hair.
Dry Shampoo L’oréal Elvital Extraordinary clay (75kr/150ml)
Same as above. Does not leave whiteness in my hair.
Shampoo & ConditionerR+Co Atlantis Mositurizing (249kr/241ml /st)
For colored hair, this duo has been magical. Moisturizing without removing color.
MaskGrazette of Sweden CRUSH Wonder Mask (170kr/150ml)
It only takes 1 minute and my hair is silky smooth.
Color – Maria Nila Vivid Violet Colour Refresh (249kr /300ml)
When having Burgundy Hair, this really saved me a lot of money and trips to the salon!
Honorable MentionYarok Dry Shampoo Styling Powder
Coolest product for on the go!

perfume

Beauty Superlatives 2016

Yves Rocher Secrets D’Essences Tendre Jasmin EdP (ca. 570kr)
I am a fragrance buff but for some reason, my nose stuck with this one. Soft, fresh and flowery. Works for all occassions.

honorable

Beauty Superlatives 2016

Poo La La – Toilet Spray (129kr)
Everyone goes to the toilet and it’s just nice to be able to leave a nice after scent ;P
Bioderma in PUMP (229kr/500ml)
An oldie but goodie just with an improved package!
Easy for taking of makeup and as a beauty blogger, swatches too!

What were your beauty favorites of 2016? Any products I missed that you found in your best of beauty products?

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