Zarko Perfume The Cloud Collection in ‘Stratus’ Edp

Linnéa wrote about the Zarko Perfume and then I got to smell it myself at Hud & Kosmetik Mässa… And I think I really love it…but I do not love the price…

This fragrance is unique as it is a two-phase fragrance – you should shake then spray to get a beautiful soft and light fragrance. This fragrance took 4 years of work and it is inspired by the Scandinavian nature. I personally felt the scent was a bit woody and also a tad bit leathery but still very soft and kind.

(the perfume is out of focus in the top right of the above photo! It has been shaken and looks milky)

Would you buy a crazy-expensive fragrance? If so, which one?

/Linnéa Öst skrev om denna parfym och sen doftade jag på den på Hud & Kosmetik mässan… Jag tror jag älskar doften men jag älskar inte priset! Den är en tvåfas parfym som man ska skaka och sen applicera. Det tog ca. 4 år att skapa och är inspirerad av skandinavisk natur. Den har lite av en träig och även läder doft men den är fortfarande väldigt snäll och oehört mjuk. Skulle du köpa en doft som är så här dyrt? Om ja, vilken isf?

Price:  2490kr/100ml
Where to buy: Magasin

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Some Honorable Mentions from Apotek och Egenvård 2017

Though I mainly attended the Hud & Kosmetik Mässa, I also did take a round at the other Exhibition: Apotek & Egenvård and there were some awesome finds that I must share with you!
/Jag egentligen var på Hud & Kosmetik mässan men jag ändå tog en runda i Apotek & Egenvård och hittade massa fint att dela med er!

SmellWell

I LOVE SmellWell! Why oh why have I not seen this brand before!? I saw these bright colored bags that reminded me of those mini beanbags we used for dodgeball in elementary!
/Jag älskar SmellWell! VARFÖR har jag inte sett den tidigare? Jag såg färgade påsar som påminde mig om beanbags vi använt i skolan när jag var liten!

Anyway, I met co-founder Ammi who spoke about her husband from Canada that tried to find something to help with the stench of football shoes. Since he couldnt find anything that worked, he decided on creating his own product…aka. SmellWell. They come in a variety of colors and soon in a longer, larger version for heavier shoes! I CANNOT WAIT!
/Hur som helst träffade jag co-founder Ammi som pratade om sin man från Kanada som försökte hitta något för att hjälpa till med stanken av fotbollskor. Eftersom han kunde inte hitta något som fungerade bestämde han sig för att skapa sitt egen produkt … aka. SmellWell. De kommer i olika färger och snart i en längre, större version för tyngre skor! JAG LÄNGTAR!

The SkinAgent

My second absolute FAVORITE find was The SkinAgent. The brilliant founders Linda and Anna made sure that those uncomfortable rubs will not turn into a long term pain! The women where so kind and it was a pleasure to talk to them at their stand.
/Min andra absoluta FAVORITE fynd var The SkinAgent. De strålande grundarna Linda och Anna såg till att de obehagliga skav kommer inte bli en långvarig smärta! Kvinnorna var så snälla och det var ett nöje att prata med dem i deras monter.

They have 3 sticks: Move, Sport & BH (Bra in swedish) and there will be one coming out soon for feet…I must have one of each!
/De har 3 typer: Move, Sport & BH. Det kommer också ut en för fötter. Jag måste ha alla!

FootNer

I think FootNer gave me the perfect Birthday present… A CoolActive Massager for my sore feet! Youve probably heard of FootNer from their exfoliating socks but when I saw this little contraption…. I had to talk and see what it was all about. I stand all day at work and I work out 2-3 times a week now so my feet are basically in a state of pain constantly. What Footner coolActive Massager does is that it is a massage ball that cools and even calms the feet! I cannot wait to give this a try.
/Jag tror FootNer gav mig den perfekta födelsedagspresenten … En CoolActive Massager för mina ömma fötter! Du har nog hört talas om FootNer från deras exfoliating strumpor, men när jag såg den här lilla grejs …. Jag var tvungen att prata med de och se vad det handlade om. Jag står hela dagen på jobbet och jag tränar 2-3 gånger i veckan nu så mina fötter är i princip i en tillstånd av smärta konstant. Vad Footner CoolActive Massager gör är att det är en massageboll som kyler och till och med lugnar fötterna! Jag kommer säkert älska produkten!

IDUN Minerals

IDUN was found at the Apotek area since they have partnered up with Apoteket. It was super cool to see their latest skincare line with the simple black and white and even numbered bottles to make it super easy to follow and use.
/IDUN kunde hittas på Apotekområdet då de samarbetar med Apoteket. Det var super coolt att se deras senaste hudvårdsserie med de enkla svarta och vita flaskor och numrerade flaskorna för att göra det super lätt att följa och använda.

Pedicare

I love Pedicare products and have written about the brand previously so I wanted to see what was new. They will soon release a mousse that I am excited to try out. It comes in a 100ml mini bottle and comes out as a foam. When you apply it, it goes super quickly into the skin. I like!
/Jag älskar Pedicare produkter och har skrivit om varumärket tidigare så jag ville se vad som var nytt. De kommer snart att släppa en mousse som jag vill jätte gärna testa. Den kommer i en 100 ml mini flaska och kommer ut som ett skum. När du applicerar det går det snabbt i huden. Jag gillar!

Ormsalva

Ormsalva also have released two new sticks – A warming and a cooling stick. Perfect for me since I have been putting in a number of hours at the gym lately!
/Ormsalva har också släppt två nya pinnar – En uppvärmning och en kylning stick. Perfekt för mig då jag har lagt på ett antal timmar på gymmet på sistone!

OKeefes

The men at Okeefes were very to the point which I liked. The OKeefes is a brand originating from California that will be releasing a hand and foot cream that is proven to heal quickly and effectively. The brand focuses on those who work rigorous, physical work – or just for those who are in dire need of moisture and protection! *update* I noticed that Apotea already sells the Helping Hands if you are interested in buying yourself a jar!
/Männen på Okeefes var verkligen to the point som jag gillade. OKeefes är ett varumärke som härstammar från Kalifornien och som kommer att släppa en hand- och fotkräm som har visat sig läka snabbt och effektivt. Märket fokuserar på dem som arbetar med rigoröst, fysiskt arbete – eller bara för dem som har ett brådskande behov av fukt och skydd! * uppdatering * Jag hittade Apotea som redan säljer Helping Hands om du är intresserad av att köpa en burk!

The Hair & Body Company

I said hi to a supplier we have at Sephora, The Hair & Body Company who has brands such as St. Tropez and Bulldog.

Nordströms – Mavala

And lastly, I also found Nordströms who have brands such as China Glaze, Ardell and Mavala…Mavala will be releasing 2 new collections which I would hopefully get more information about soon! They look super exciting.
/Och sist så hittade jag Nordströms som har varumärken som China Glaze, Ardell och Mavala … Mavala kommer att släppa 2 nya kollektioner som jag förhoppningsvis kommer få mer information om snart! De ser super spännande ut.

Which brands surprised you if you attended the exhibition this year? What do you think of my finds?
/Om du var på mässan i år, vilka märken överraskade dig? Vad tycker du om mina fynd?

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CosmoPack, CosmoPrime & CosmoProf in Bologna, Italy

I thought I’d start with a quick overview and under the next few days, show you what I’ve seen and learnt at Cosmoprof 2017.

As I mentioned on my social media outlets Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram, I was having difficulty posting in general. My (mind you, new!) phone was just not having it and my photos were just too big to be uploaded in an apartment of 5 journalists. With that, we’ve had an intense few days and I do wish I could have been able to talk to more of the stands but the exhibition is pretty darn huge with over 60.000 visitors each year.

/Som jag berättade på mina sociala medier, det var nästan omöjligt att lägga upp någonting under veckan då internet kopplingen var inte på topp. Det var nästan omöjligt att lägga upp mina gigantiska bilder särskilt när alla var inloggat på wifin i lägenheten. Vi har haft väldigt långa dagar och jag önskar jag kunde prata med många utställare, den är för stor och har över 60.000 besökare per år.

CosmoPack

The show kicked off with CosmoPack, which is all about packaging, design, manufacturing, raw materials and machinery… basically all you need if you are a decision maker in the industry.

/Expon började med CosmoPack som handlar om förpackningar, design, och maskiner bl.a så allt man behöver om man vill skapa eget.

I thought it was fantastic to see all the different possibilities available at CosmoPack. We saw machines and new innovative packaging that I do hope to see in the market soon!

/Jag tyckte det var koolt att se alla olika möjligheter på CosmoPack. Vi hittade massa maskiner och olika förpackningar så jag hoppas de kommer ut till marknad snart.

CosmoPrime

Within Cosmopack was a new section called CosmoPrime in which visitors were able to see the Extraordinary Gallery as well as Premium Perfumery. I thought it was pretty cool that this year they had Luca Maffei, AFM nose in partnership with Academia del profumo and perfume houses were present and since Cosmoprof has turned 50 years, they created a fragrance to celebrate!

/Inom Cosmopack var en ny sektion som heter CosmoPrime där besökarna kunde se Extraordinary Gallery och även Premium Perfumery. Jag tyckte det var ganska coolt att detta år hade de Luca Maffei, AFMs näsan i samarbete med Academia del Profumo och parfymhus var närvarande. Det är Cosmoprofs 50 år så skapade de en doft för att fira!

The Boutique

An interesting concept at the exhibition this year was the Boutique. It is basically a shop for charity in which you find a bar filled with samples sponsored by companies. Visitors are able to pay a minimum of €10 and visitors are able to try the product and pick out 6 to take home. This year’s charity was a children’s cancer charity. The lines were incredibly long so huge success!

/En intressant koncept på utställningen i år var Boutique. Det är i en butik för välgörenhet där du hittar en bar fylld med prover som sponsras av olika företag. Besökare har möjlighet att betala minst 10 € och har möjlighet att prova produkten och plocka ut 6 att ta hem. Årets välgörenhet var ett barncancer välgörenhet. Det var många som stog och väntade i kö så det var en stor framgång!

CosmoProf

I wish I could post the 1000+ photos of the exhibition but to be honest, I wasn’t able to check out all the stands and halls. Cosmoprof was split into different halls and categories and even had some separate little “tents” such as that from Make Up Forever and also Montagne Jeunesse! I will go into further detail on a few of the interesting stands I saw in an upcoming post!

/Jag önskar att jag kunde lägga upp 1000+ bilder av utställningen, men för att vara ärlig, var jag inte kunna kolla alla montrar och hallar. Cosmoprof delades upp i olika hallar och kategorier och hade några separata små “tält” som det från Make Up Forever och även Montagne Jeunesse! Jag kommer att gå in i detaljerna på några av de intressanta i kommande inlägg!

What would you like to see? Hair? Cosmetics? Machines? Let me know in the comments and I will start there!
/Vad vill ni se först? Hår? Kosmetik? Maskiner? Skriv gärna var jag ska börja i kommentarfältet!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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

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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!

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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!

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

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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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