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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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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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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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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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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