Innovell Re-Launches NOUBA

Such an interesting yesterday morning! I was invited with a number other press and bloggers to the Re-Launch of Nouba where Andrea Brambilla spoke about the company, the new Spring/Summer17 and also a few little extra tidbits about Nouba!

Andrea Brambilla (on the right) is one of the owners of Nouba and is also internationally known as a product developer for Nouba so she knows the ins and outs of every product. Her Italien was just music to my ears, just as much as her detail to ingredients. Super Inspiring!

/Det var en super intressant morgon med andra press och bloggare för att höra mer om en re-launch av Nouba. Andrea Brambilla pratade om företaget, nya kollektionen och massa tips och tricks och ingredienser.

NOUBA is a professional brand that is easy to use and has a target group between 25-45. They compete in the same market as MakeUpForever as well as MAC. They have to seasonal collections per year and you can find them in 35 countries but in Sweden at the moment online (Lyko, Eleven) and also in Beauty Salons.

/NOUBA är en professionell varumärke som är lätt att använda och har en målgrupp mellan 25-45. De konkurrerar på samma marknad som MakeUpForever samt MAC. De släpper säsongens kollektioner 2 ggr per år och du kan hitta dem i 35 länder, men i Sverige just nu på nätet (Lyko, Eleven) och även i skönhetssalonger.

Spring / Summer 2017

The Next seasonal collection is “Unconventional Glam” in which you have a lot of clashing concepts: There are autumn colors in this years spring-summer collection and you can also find dark but bright colors, matte but metallic finishes and just a beautiful collection. There are 19 products in total!

/Nästa säsongs samlingen är “Unconventional Glam“, där man har en hel del kolliderar begrepp: Det finns höstfärger i årets våren-sommaren kollektion och du kan också hitta mörka men ljusa färger, matt men också metallfinish och bara en vacker kollektion. Det finns 19 produkter totalt!

 I must say that I am in love with that bronser powder that is in the baroque design and divided into two parts as well as the polishes in gorgeous summery shades! Especially the Glam Gold!

/Jag verkligen tyckte om bronzern och även nagellackarna som ser så sommrig ut! Jag älskar denna som heter Glam Gold!

This palette is JASMINE in a nutshell. Beautiful metallics, plum purple, metallic cranberry… MUMS!
/Denna palette är JASMINE! Oerhört fina nyanser.

Above you can see the full collection since the lighting at the event was a bit darker and for some reason my camera did not want to adjust! Read more about the collection on Noubas Page.

/Här ser ni hela kollektionen, ber om ursäkt men min kamera tyckte inte om ljuset i lokalen så det blev väldigt gula nyanserna. Har du testat någonting ifrån Nouba? vad är din favorit produkt? Läs mer på: Nouba

Other Favorites

A product I was super interested in trying is the NOUBAMORE, a second skin foundation that feels silky smooth but also covers so beautifully. It reminds me very much of my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua…

Nouba also as a similar product to Make Up Forever’s Aqua Brow… This one comes with a pouch, a mascara&angle brush duo as well as stencils!
/Nouba har också en produkt som är lik Make Up Forever Aqua Brow. Denna har dock en duo borste, en mini väska och även stencils!

Have you tried anything from NOUBA? what’s your favorite product from the new collection?

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A Visit to the Reserol Factory

Since listening to Reserol in Rome, I have been basically nagging the Reserol duo: Mikael and Magnus to visit them at their factory which is just a few minutes away from where I live and yesterday I had the honor in seeing first hand how these magical strips are made! Reserol has been a lifestyle change I made since Rome and I  have written about them a few times here in my blog. First, the trip to Rome and second what happened to my skin after 2 months use of Reserol Strips.

/Äntligen fått jag åka och träffa Mikael och Magnus på fabriken av Reserol! Jag bor i närheten och har tjatat tillräckligt att fått komma förbi och se hur de skapar dem! Jag har skrivit om Reserol några gånger redan men detta var hur häftig som helst!

It all starts with the secret ingredients!

Reservatrol (middle) and the finished product is what you can see above (far right)! Reservatrol is a natural plant polyphenol and is an antioxidant. You can find it on the shell of red grapes and is a defence mechanism for bacteria and fungi. In this case, it is used for beneficial health effects. On the far right, you can see Reserol film ingredients all mixed and ready to be made into film!

/Det börjar med hemliga ingredienser! Reservatrol och färdig blandade produkt är vad du kan se ovan. Reservatrol är en naturlig växt polyphenol och är även en antioxidant. Den hittas i röda vindruvor som skyddar från bakteria och fungi. I detta sammanhang så används den för hälso-anledningar. 

Next up is creating the films.

They are done on glass plates and with a heavy metal weight, it is manually distributed to the perfect thickness. These glass plates are put into a machine that dries them for a certain time.

/Nästa är att bygga filmen. De lägger blandningen på glasskiva och med en metal vikt är fördelat manuellt. De är då lagt in en maskin som då torkar de för en bestämt tid.

They are then manually cut, collected and bagged!

The last touch is that each bag is also manually stamped with their information including batch number and each bag can be tracked ALL THE WAY BACK! If you call in with your batch number, they are able to show you exactly what mixture of what was mixed! How cool is that?

/Då är alla filmer klippt, samlat och lagt i sina påsar! Sista är en stämpel som är också gjort manuellt med information om t.ex batch nr. Detta kan man ringa in och fråga om och då kan de visa dig exakt vilken blandning av vad fanns i just den påse! Hur kul är inte det?!

It was a fantastic morning and a huge thank you to Magnus and Mikael for allowing me to be the first blogger in their hoods (and allowing me to bring my coworker of course) to experience their factory and see the whole process! I am so inspired and in awe with the work that the M-duo does for this fantastic company!

/Det var verkligen en fantastisk morgon och jag vill tacka Magnus och Mikael för möjligheten att vara första bloggaren i deras fabrik (och även att jag fått ta med en kollega). Det var verkligen hur kul som helst att se hela processen. Jag är så inspirerad och verkligen stolt över att se arbetet M-duon gör för detta företag!

And just as a little tease of something you will see here in the blog very soon…. ;)
/Och här kommer en liten teaser om någonting du kommer läsa mer om i bloggen snart… ;)

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Winners of Daisy Beauty Awards 2017!

I am guessing you all are just as excited to see the winners as to see all the photos from last night at #DaisyBeautyAwards on Instagram! I must point out that I was so blown away by the beauty industry that attended. The nominees are amazing brands and amazing products but the people behind the names are just so fantastic. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank our sponsors: Cetaphil, Åhléns, LYX Cosmetics, Reserol, Yvonne Ryding, NIVEA, Loviderm, Duroy, & Bookatreat for all the amazing activities and the goodiebags!

I want to personally thank all the sponsors, prize givers, our event firm and all involved that I had the honor to work with at this event. Also, all the industry people who attended, my Daisy Beauty team and of course my blog friends for all the support I have gotten in my new role! So without futher-ado…

Hair Styling

Label.m Diamond Dust schampo + balsam
Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo
L’Oréal Paris Magic Retouch Instant Root Concealer Spray
Grazette of Sweden Wonder crush mask
Davines Blowdry Primer

Nail Product

Depend Nail Stamping kit
Essie Gel Couture
Londontown Lakur Nail Polish
LYX Cosmetics Lackryl nagellack
Smith & Cult Nailpolish

Face Mask

Gilda Hydra Performance 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

Base Makeup

Pürminerals Hydrafluid Water Serum Foundation
Kat von D Lock it Concealer
Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation
Dior Dreamskin Cushion foundation
Laura Mercier Candle Glow Sheer Perfecting Powder

Cleanser

Foreo Luna Play
Filorga Scrub and Reoxyginating Exfoliating Mask
Peter Thomas Roth 24K Pure Luxury Cleansing Butter
Elemis Biotec Skin energising cleanser
Apoliva Gel-to-oil rengöring

Womens Fragrance

Clean Reserve Skin
Dior Poison girl
Zadig & Voltaire This is her
Hermès  Rhubarbe
Chanel No 5 L’Eau

Mens Fragrance

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Supreme Edt
Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Eau de Parfum
Mont Blanc Legend Spirit
Burberry Mr Burberry
John Varvatos Artisan Blu

Lipproduct

MAC Liptensity Lipstick
Verso Lip serum
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid
Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet

Eyebrow Product

Benefit Ka-brow
Depend Triangular Eyebrow Pencil
The BrowGal Scissors
Anastasia Brow Definer
Brow by Mii Statement Brow Kit

Eyelash Product

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara
L’Oréal Paris Miss Hippie mascara
Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara
MAC Instacurl Lash Mascara
Idun Eir Curling Mascara

Active Skincare

Pixi Glow Peel Pads
Bioeffect EGF serum
Medik8 r-Retinoate Cream
Dermaceutic Tri Vita C30
Codage Micro-peeling mask

Best Budget

Lumene LÄHDE Hydration Rescue 24 Replenishing Balm
Isadora Lip Desire Sculpting Lipstick
Nyx Full throttle lipstick
Max Factor Masterpiece Nude Palette
Yves Rocher Light Foundation Cushion

/ Här kommer en snabb rundown på alla vinnare från igår på Daisy Beauty Awards.  Några var jag även förvånade över men alla som blev nominerade är så himla fantastiska märken, produkter och framförallt personer bakom är amazing folk. Stort tack till alla involverade, bransch folk som jag fått träffa och självklart mina bloggvänner för stödet! Jag vill också ta möjligheten och tacka sponsorerna som jag fått jobba med: Cetaphil, Åhléns, LYX Cosmetics, Reserol, Yvonne Ryding, NIVEA, Loviderm, Duroy, & Bookatreat! Ni verkligen gjorde eventet såå bra med alla aktiviteter och så självklart goodiebagen!

 

 

 

 

 

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DaisyBeauty Awards 2017

Today, the first ever DaisyBeauty Awards will kick off and I am very excited to take part in this amazing event not only as a jury member and beauty blogger but also as part of the DaisyBeauty Team!

The invitation is so beautiful, my favorite color of a purple-ish burgundy with gold detailing and the inside looks like my absolute favorite product: an eyeshadow palette! How fitting? As it contains sensitive information I will not post the contents but geez! SO COOL.

As all events, I will bring you all along and hopefully my top pick for this year’s best mask would win! :)

Read more about Category: Best Mask 2016

Here are the finalists in no particular order!

Hair Styling

Label.m Diamond Dust schampo + balsam
Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo
L’Oréal Paris Magic Retouch Instant Root Concealer Spray
Grazette of Sweden Wonder crush mask
Davines Blowdry Primer

Nail Product

Depend Nail Stamping kit
Essie Gel Couture
Londontown Lakur Nail Polish
LYX Cosmetics Lackryl nagellack
Smith & Cult Nailpolish

Face Mask

Gilda Hydra Performance 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

Base Makeup

Pürminerals Hydrafluid Water Serum Foundation
Kat von D Lock it Concealer
Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation
Dior Dreamskin Cushion foundation
Laura Mercier Candle Glow Sheer Perfecting Powder

Cleanser

Foreo Luna Play
Filorga Scrub and Reoxyginating Exfoliating Mask
Peter Thomas Roth 24K Pure Luxury Cleansing Butter
Elemis Biotec Skin energising cleanser
Apoliva Gel-to-oil rengöring

Womens Fragrance

Clean Reserve Skin
Dior Poison girl
Zadig & Voltaire This is her
Hermès  Rhubarbe
Chanel No 5 L’Eau

Mens Fragrance

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Supreme Edt
Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Eau de Parfum
Mont Blanc Legend Spirit
Burberry Mr Burberry
John Varvatos Artisan Blu

Lipproduct

MAC Liptensity Lipstick
Verso Lip serum
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid
Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet

Eyebrow Product

Benefit Ka-brow
Depend Triangular Eyebrow Pencil
The BrowGal Scissors
Anastasia Brow Definer
Brow by Mii Statement Brow Kit

Eyelash Product

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara
L’Oréal Paris Miss Hippie mascara
Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara
MAC Instacurl Lash Mascara
Idun Eir Curling Mascara

Active Skincare

Pixi Glow Peel Pads
Bioeffect EGF serum
Medik8 r-Retinoate Cream
Dermaceutic Tri Vita C30
Codage Micro-peeling mask

Best Budget

Lumene LÄHDE Hydration Rescue 24 Repleneshing Balm
Isadora Lip Desire Sculpting Lipstick
Nyx Full throttle lipstick
Max Factor Masterpiece Nude Palette
Yves Rocher Light Foundation Cushion

/ Idag har vi Daisy Beauty Awards och jag har varit med och hjälpt till med eventet men också har varit i juryn för Årets Mask! Jag kommer självklart uppdatera så bäst det går så följ med!

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Chi Chi Clothing * Gorgeous Dresses, Sad Fit.

So I pulled out my card and bought myself two dresses for the Gala next week and the dresses finally arrived. I was soo excited since they are perfect A-line with lace. My favorite combination in a dress for my round body. I opened my package and two BEAUTIFUL dresses with gorgeous embroidery and I bought them both on sale so it was just win-win all the way! I bought both dresses a size larger than I normally am as I thought that if they were too big, I could get them altered rather than chancing on sending them back and waiting for the package to come in. I even bought two dresses just in case the gold and blue just didn’t work with my complexion.

So you can see, absolutely BEAUTIFUL dresses and on sale for approximately 400kr each. However. When I pulled them up, I could only get the zipper half way! My boobs were just not having it and my over arms were just too fat. *CRY*!! So I just left a return package back to chi chi with these amazingly beautiful dresses and yet again, I am dress-less for the gala next week..

I’m seriously now considering a one piece. Maybe I can bling it out with rhinestones and sequins?

/Jag köpte två oerhört snygga klänningar inför galan nästa vecka från chi chi clothing som var rekommenderat till mig från en bloggvän men när jag provade klänningarna jag kunde inte dra upp det över brösten och mina armar är för tjocka! Sååå besviken! Nu är de på väg tillbaka till UK men gud va ledsen jag blev då de är verkligen hur snygg som helst i verkligheten! Nu har jag ingen klänning till galan igen… jag funderar på kanske en one piece är det jag ska ha på mig. Bör väl finns ett sätt att blinga upp den med strazz och sequins?

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Daisy Beauty Awards * What to Wear?

Daisy Beauty Awards 2017 is slowly creeping up on us! This would be the first gala that Daisy Beauty will host and I am so glad to be a part of it! I am not much of a dress person so finding the perfect outfit for being a hostess for the event has been utterly difficult since there are soo many beautiful options! Here are a few of my top picks!

 

Miss Selfridge (849kr) | NLY Eve (799kr) | Miss Selfridge (699kr) | NLY Eve (699kr) | NLY Eve (699kr)

Bubbleroom (599kr) |  Vera Moda (389kr) | Goddiva (699kr) | Goddiva (899kr) |  Make Way (499kr)

ChiChi (£68) | ChiChi (£65) |  ChiChi (£68) | ChiChi (£73) | ChiChi (£67)

And these are only the ones from three difference sites.. there are just soo many more!

Which dress or dress style would you like to see me in?

 

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Crush in Fashion with Grazette of Sweden

Today I had the opportunity to take a dive into the latest from Grazette of Sweden. Their Crush series have been a huge hit with me and I have loved the new packaging, the new formulations and I cannot travel without my Wonder Mask…which I unfortunately emptied yesterday evening!

Grazette crush in fashion

Crush in Fashion is the latest from Grazette, a partnership between Grazette and Swedish Fashion Council. This limited edition series includes a few of my favorite products and some new ones that I am dying to try out! I regret to write that this collection is limited edition and is exclusively found in salons.

Grazette crush in fashion

The collection is inspired by the runway and tangerine and coral pink shades that create a tropical omnisex scent that is found in all the new products. You can find mandarin and tangerine scents balanced together with mysk. It still has that Crush sweetness but a bit more summery in my opinion!

In this collection you will find Shampoo, Conditioner, Mask, Fluid, Stylist, Hairspray & Beach Waves. A collection that consists of all your basic hair needs.

Grazette crush in fashionAs mentioned my favorite mask is the Wonder Mask (169kr) as it does everything in 60 seconds! It leave my hair soft but also moisturized which is much needed in my very colored hair! Just as this mask, the Crush in Fashion Mask does the same as it has two active ingredients: Bio-intelligent keratin which repairs damaged hair and Grape seed Complex which keeps color and products from UV as it is a natural mix of antioxidants.

Have you tried any products from Grazette of Sweden?

PS: Did you know that Grazette has started the first ever HÅRPODDEN! go check it out! The first episode is about colored hair ;)

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Summary Sunday: DaisyExpo 2017

What a weekend! Daisy Expo has always been the number one highlight of the year! It’s the first big bang in the winter gloom and this year it is just that extra special because I too am now a part of the Daisy Beauty Gang!

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I will be starting with Daisy Beauty as their Sales Rep together with Kicki, Sam & Beauty By K. I am very excited for this opportunity (and quite nervous too!) and cannot wait to share my experiences with you all! As for now, my blog will stay here and I will take a look at options if I would like to move to the Daisy Portal or stay on my own domain. Let me know in the comments what you think I should do? 

Anyway on to the more interesting stuff! DaisyExpo 2017! Though I was invited as a blogger, I was able to jump right in and help out! I did of course keep my camera handy though! The first day was lectures and unfortunately I only got to sit in one of them, the rest of my day went to help set up the exhibition for the day after so this post is all about day 2 of the Expo!

Day 2: DaisyExpo 2017

Lets start on the bottom floor!

DaisyExpo 2017

Garnier had the most beautiful flower arrangements! I snapped the whole progression and it was just fantastic to see the final result of the room! They released four new series in the Respons and one of them has Maple extract and castor oil! It says to detangle, revitalize and care so I am super excited to be able to try it out!

DaisyExpo 2017
Akademikliniken was also present with their latest Pure Glow Oil (ca. 1700kr/30ml) and they also had competitions throughout the day! The Pure Glow oil is a highly concentrated Vitamin C that works against early aging and also works on lustre and elasticity.

DaisyExpo 2017

New to this year is Cinq Mōndes! I got in contact with this brand I believe a year or so ago so it was great having them present! Cinq Mōndes Spa Paris is a beautiful French Spa brand which is created by Jean-Louis Poiroux.

DaisyExpo 2017A return was from Kiss with their new Blooming lashes, Fabby Style with their glass nail files, and Vita Liberata with a 10 minute mask… but this time they also had a new brand called AtacheThe brand has 30 years of experience within Dermatology and was founded in 1983 with ASAC pharma.

DaisyExpo 2017

Speaking of Paris, Farao from Dior held mini fragrance trainings in the Diro room. I thought that their worksamples were so freakin exclusive! And not to mention their new Spring Collection is so colorful and all about the Gradations! PS: did you know that Dior has now Boy George and Rami Malek as new faces of Dior?! Mums!

DaisyExpo 2017

Rosenserien was a stand full of smiles! This brand is a swedish organic skincare brand and I love their lipbalms! They have just released the lavender one (again!) and I would love to give that one a try! (Though I do have the other 4 in every pocket and bag haha!)

DaisyExpo 2017Ellos was a newcomer to the Expo and they had a mini living room that was super cozy! They servered these huge gorgeous looking cupcakes too! Makiash also was a part of the Ellos stand and I can honestly say that I have never tried anything from the brand (nor from Ellos for that matter!). I would love to give that loose powder and that highlighter a whirl from Makiash but also the Take a shower products from Ellos Beauty!

DaisyExpo 2017

L’Occitane is a brand I haven’t had all that much contact with but the ladies were so welcoming and the room smelt like a french spa! I loved the tranquility they set up in their room and they were offering hand massages!

DaisyExpo 2017

Another favorite room was Scandinavian Cosmetics with Escada, Tweezerman, Max Factor and even Lacoste! Escada is celebrating 25 years of summer frangraces with their latest: Fiesta Carioca (420kr/30ml)! They also demoed the two new Lacoste L.12.12 fragrances for him and her AND also had the amazing Makeup Artist Tomas Lenneryd who you can see here doing Kicki’s makeup with Max Factor!

DaisyExpo 2017

Also new for this year was Toni & Guy with Alf Sörensen. I have had much contact with Alf Sörensen during my Sephora days and it was awesome to see that they have gotten the haircare brand. The room smelt yummy AND they were also serving scones!

Whew! I hope you all are still with me?

Let’s take the stairs to the second floor!

DaisyExpo 2017

Derma ProMedical is also new and they took bookings- They also had this awesome LED mask that could be used in treatments. You can see Monas Universum trying it out above! They also introduced the Tebiskin products which are new to me so hopefully I would be able to try them out soon!

DaisyExpo 2017
I was so excited to see that Yves Rocher was at the expo this year! They had a beautiful room filled with greens! They had white flowers that decorated around their products and they even took in these awesome Mojito Paralines that looked like dinosaur eggs! Guests also had the opportunity to get their skin scanned at Yves Rocher.

DaisyExpo 2017

Palina was also great to see since I bumped into them at other exhibitions earlier. They worked on new skincare which they then presented at this years expo! How awesome is that? The packaging is so colorful but classy! I had my eye on the Fairy Scrub and the Overnight Mask haha!

DaisyExpo 2017

Olaplex was the perfect lounge area! They spoke of their step 3 (259kr) and the women there were so fun to be around too!

DaisyExpo 2017
Guests had the opportunity in doing a skinscan at Eucerin and set up a new skincare routine! I personally was very interested in their sun products haha! I am obsessed with sunscreen and I saw that they had a 50+ sun fluid (129kr/50ml) that is mattifying for the face and for sensitive skin!

DaisyExpo 2017
Apoteket‘s set up was elegant in mirrored black! This matches their products super well but gosh, a bit difficult to photograph! I have not personally tried their products (yet) but they looked super interesting!

DaisyExpo 2017
GHD had amazing stylists who offered to do some blowouts, here you see Alexander working his magic!

DaisyExpo 2017
Revlon is also a newbie at this year’s expo and I loved that they used the scene in the screening room! They set up and made beautiful curls! Here you can see the beauty Amanda getting her hair done! They recently released their Be Fabulous series!

DaisyExpo 2017
Here you can see Tanja from L.Y.X Cosmetics fixing some Lacqua & La Chrome on Linnea Öst. I personally am obsessed with L.Y.X and love the women and the concept behind the brand.

DaisyExpo 2017
Acasia Skincare is new for me and my (now) coworker Beauty By K wrote about them earlier so I can’t wait to try them out on my skin!

DaisyExpo 2017
M Picaut released the Hydra Lagoon Overnight Mask (499kr/50ml) that has Malachite, Niacimide and Hyaluronic Acid. I was able to take one home on the first day and tried it. It did have a strong scent BUT worked wonders on my extremely tired skin! I need to try it longer before I can completely comment.

DaisyExpo 2017
AnneMarie Börlind released three new masks: Anti-Aging Cream Mask, 2 in 1 Black mask and Hydro Gel Mask! I am seriously needing the latter two!

DaisyExpo 2017
L’Orèal stood for the most out of this world transformation from conference room to Paris Apartment! They even covered the windows to make it look very parisienne AND there was even a parisienne living there during the expo! How cool is that? They released loads of new cleansers, makeup and I am loving the new Botanical Series! I will probably do a separate post showing all these news!

I had an incredible two days and I really hope the guests and exhibitors also had a great time. Let me know what you’d like to see more of. What brand are you looking forward to reading about here?

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