January 17, 2016

On my mind…

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Whilst we’re at it, some of us feeling the January blues, with colder degrees descending every day and signs of spring still far away, here’s a few thoughts, picks and tips currently on my mind…

1. To urgently refill one of my cannot-live-without daily skin boosters, Santa Maria Novella’s fascial rose water, a product that hasn’t been credited enough, longlasting and you don’t need to dig very deep in your pockets either, but hard to find elsewhere than their own stores I’m afraid.
2. Chloe’s new killer python loafers!
3. A relaxing holiday escape to a coconut island instantly!!
4. Winter sales are still ongoing, and as a knitlover high quality cashmere is always a good investment, the knit above is by The Row on 40% sales at Net-a-Porter, who’s also offering winter sales up to 70% right now.
5. All things ruffled, on sleeves, collars and detailing, this top by Gucci is no exception.
6. I’m not the greatest fan of basket style bags, but this raffia basket by Balenciaga got me onboard at first glance.
7. Celine’s SS16 earrings!!
8. Colder weather does no wonders for my skin, but Bamford’s new serum certainly does, can’t recommend it enough, one of the best serums I’ve ever come across, and perfect for sensitive skin types.

November 28, 2015

Cyber Weekend!!!

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Shearling coat by Joseph (40%), sunglasses by Acne Studios (30%), Sateen pillow case and duvet cover by Calvin Klein (25%), Rose Perfection Perfume by Robert Piguet (10%)Silver diamond rings by Monica Vinader (40%), Shampoo/conditioner/treatment set by Oribe (20%), Slingback by Manolo Blahnik (25%), Wool knitted dress by Stella McCartney (40%).

After having your mailboxes “attacked” by offers this week there can’t be a soul who’s missed out on the global discounted shopping phenomena this cyber weekend, officially kicked off yesterday, lasting until coming Monday midnight.

Speaking for myself it can almost have the opposite effect of wanting to shop at all being being met by flashing offers and promo codes in every direction, but over the years I’ve learned my do’s and don’ts when it comes to sales shopping. Keep focus on getting things on discounts that you’ve been eyeing for a while, refilling your already favourite beauty products, new luxurious bedsheets, look out for furniture and electrical deals, and don’t fall into the trap of stocking up with things you didn’t know you wanted just because the deal sounds too good!

See some of my personal top picks on discount this weekend above and I’ve listed some interesting online shopping sites below, and oh, look out for those shopping codes, not always as easy to find as the flashing discount number. Happy Cyber Weekend everyone!!

  1. Harrods: 10% off
  2. Nordstrom: up to 50% off select styles
  3. Farfetch: 10% off selected brands
  4. Luisaviaroma: 30% off
  5. H&M: up to 60% off
  6. MatchesFashion: up to 50% off (US only)
  7. Net A Porter: up to 50% on sales (US only)
  8. The White Company: 20% off
  9. Shopbop: from 15% to 25% off
  10. GAP: up to 40% off
  11. Avenue32: up to 30% off
  12. Dagmar: up to 30% off
  13. Yoox: 20% off
  14. Amara: up to 50% off
  15. Adidas: up to 50% off
  16. Harvey Nichols: up to 25% off
  17. The Corner: 25% off
  18. Bergdorf Goodman: up to 40% off
  19. Neiman Marcus: up to 40% off
  20. Amazon: up to 50% off
  21. HQhair: up to 25% off
  22. Asos: 20% off everything
November 16, 2014

Alexander Sprekenhus

Alexander Sprekenhus-1

I’m not a beauty junkie, and don’t try on new products very often, but this organic beauty line based on Argan Oil by Norwegian Alexander Sprekenhus are new favourites of mine and deserves a shout out. Not only will I recommend them as brilliant products that really give your hair a hydrating boost, they also tick the boxes regarding design and price level too, thumbs up!
Hydrating Shampoo (£22), Hydrating Mask (£30), Hair Styling Elixir (£28).

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June 26, 2014

Summer Kit

netaporter beauty box

I’ve had the pleasure of trying this limited edition summer kit and I’m hooked, perfect travel sizes of luxury and the lipgloss is a new favourite of mine. The whole kit is yours for a pocket friendly £30 and you’ll find it here.

March 23, 2014

Beauty tip

Hedvig Opshaug-Northern Light-Beauty Favourites

When it comes to beauty products there are some that I always come back to and have been using for years. Sure, I’m always open minded to try new stuff out there, but these are my personal favourites I’ve been sticking to for long. I now I’ve mentioned many of them here before, but on request from some of my readers here they are again. And last but not least my best beauty tip are, drink loads of water and dump that cigarette!

1. Dermalogica Special Cleaning Gel 2. Clinique All About Eyes Serum 3. Clarins Pure and Radiant Mask 4. Biotherm Lait Corporel 5. Clinique All About Eyes Rich 6. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair 7. Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner 8. ila Bath Salt 9. Elemis Japanese Camelia Oil 10. Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream 11. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye 12. Bonpoint Perfume 13. Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub 14. Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster 15. Dermalogica Precleanse 16. Clinique Make Up Remover.

February 4, 2014

Art Pen

diorshow art pen

A great liner is part of my daily routine, a routine that has shrunk down to 5 min after becoming a mum. One personal favourite in the jungle of products out there is this art pen by Dior, it lasts all day and last but not least, the most unskilled make-up hands can apply it, super easy! Yours for £23 and you’ll find it here.

November 8, 2013

Dr. Lipp

Dr Lipp's

Nipple balm aka Lanolin for your lips? (Breastfeeding flashbacks anyone?) Best balm I’ve ever tried for chapped lips and works on everything from dry skin areas, cuticles to a make-up booster. 100% pure medical grade Lanolin, fragrance free and worth every penny. Dr. Lipp is yours for £11.50 and you’ll find it here.

October 21, 2013

Nail Couture

balmain-nails

Chic’est little beauty box you’ll find right now is this limited edition nail polish collection by Balmain, which includes a Mat Top Coat to go along the perfect basic shades we all need in our closet, a red, black and nude colour. Yours for £40 and you’ll find it here.

May 10, 2013

Eyes


Having your beauty sleep interrupted by a hungry baby screaming way too early every morning surely does nothing good for your mirror reflection, and certainly not for the eye area. These two products have helped me to reduce puffy eyes these last 2 months along with litres of water, thumbs up!

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye and Clinique All About Eyes Serum

January 28, 2013

Brows

I’m a huge fan of strong fully eyebrows ala Cara Delivigne and Arizona Muse but most of us need a little help to achieve a fuller eye-brow-look even if we are careful pluckers. A favourite product of mine that last forever and doesn’t cost much is this fill-in-brow-powder by BareMinerals, easy to apply and perfect for a natural look. Brow Color £11, and Brow Brush £10.

January 17, 2013

New by Chanel

Tomorrow these 3 new spring 2013 colours will hit a Chanel counter near you, and No. 571 Fracas could possible be the exact blue’ish pink colour I’ve been searching for.

December 18, 2012

Burgundy’s

Nail polish favourites of mine right now are Essie’s nr.487 Berry Hard and Chanel’s old classic nr.18 Rouge Noir, both are perfect shades of deep burgundy with brown undertones and quite similar, but Essie’s slightly lighter which I don’t mind, also stay’s like a rock and half the price of Chanel.

December 7, 2012

Sp@home

I’ve tipped about the Camelia oil earlier, but now after trying several other products by Elemis I’m totally hooked as they make the skin so soft and lean, and perfect when you want to spoil yourself with a luxurious home spa treat. “New-ins” are Elemis Lime and Ginger Salt GlowElemis Skin Nourishing Milk Bath, and off course a refill of my favourite oil, Elemis Japanese Camellia Body Oil Blend.

November 16, 2012

Francoise Hardy

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Every year I get this idea to chop a fringe, and this year like every other year, it’s not very likely to happen due to my unruly curls. However if I had straight hair like 60’s icon and beauty Francoise Hardy, the chop would have been done ages ago, her cut is just too cool for school and will remain my hair-inspo-dream for 2012 that never happened.

Happy Friday to all of you superstars!

October 31, 2012

Lips

Vogue Paris November 2012 – Kendra Spears by Lachlan Bailey

I want to wear some colour on my lips these days ala the deep red shade above, however the problem for me whenever I’ve used covering lipsticks in the past, especially at this time of year, is that my lips get too dry. Any miraculous tips out there on a deep red moisturizing lipstick?