MY DAILY SKINCARE ROUTINE

 

Marseille Soap, A Perfect World Eye Cream Origins, Skin Balancing Exfoliating Cleaner Elisabeth Arden, Soothing Hydration mask Kiehl’s, Lip balm antioxidant Grown Alchemist. 

Hello!

These beautiful autumn days seem to fly by with the speed of light. We spent a wonderful Saturday out in the nature picking mushrooms at Drottningholm, and were pleasantly surprised with myriad of porcini! You know what that means; a mean ass italian risotto Sunday.

But now I’m here to discuss my skincare routine & makeup picks of this month.

My skin – where to begin. It doesn’t seem fit into any category, and feels like it has a will of it’s own. The traditional categorizing for skin types doesn’t seem to fit at all, since my skin basically decides every morning how it’s going to behave for the rest of the day. Sometimes itchy dry, sometimes greasy, sometimes bursting with hormonal acne and sometimes smooth as a baby’s bottom. Need I mention it’s proven to be quite difficult to find skincare products? My hormonal acne is also such that at times it decides to leave scars, sometimes it heals with no traces left behind.

Still some products have come to stay. As I nowadays rarely wear heavy layers of make up, the skincare routine has become ever so essential in keeping my skin glowing and healthy-looking. Moisturizing masks that are applied the night before have definitely become my ”thing”. I also peel my skin rather often; around once in every two days in order to make it look less gloomy. Probably not exactly what dermatologists would recommend, but it has worked magic for me.

Licorice serum & Peeling Facial mask, Deep Sea Water Mask. V10Plus. Received 

Morning:

I begin my mornings by washing my face with a peeling facial wash by Estee Lauder, or use Marseille soap and apply a peeling mask. If I haven’t had a moisturizing mask during the night, I apply one now. The overnight Deep Sea Water mask from v10Plus is a life savior. After having the mask on for 20 minutes, I wash it off and apply 5 drops of their licorice serum.

After the serum has absorbed, I finish the procedure with NUORI skin oil drops and some thick eye cream from Origins. I found V10Plus masks first roughly a year ago, and have been using them for both peeling & moisturizing ever since. I was very glad when I got contacted to try out their serums, and they as well have proven to work well with my skin.

A perfect world moisturizer, Origins. Perfecting Facial Oil & Vital Facial Cream, NUORI

During the day:

If I’m not wearing any make up, I usually go through my face with Clinique toner at some point of the day. It sometimes happens that I get the feeling of my skin getting slightly greasy or ”dirty”. I avoid having contact with my hands and my face at all times in order to keep the impurities out. Whenever the skin might feel dry-ish, I usually respond with a small drop of NUORI skin oil applied to cheekbones, the bridge of the nose and above eyebrows.

Even though I don’t wear much make up, I still got a couple tricks down my pocket. I often line my lips, brush my eyebrows & lashes with eyebrow wax and use colorless or nude lip gloss. I got to try out the Plump Up -lip liner from Elisabeth Arden in color ”nude”, and have been using it since. I’m very carefree and drink a lot of both water and coffee during the day. Thus the durability of lip products is a very important for me when deciding between items. This one is waterproof and hasn’t so far encountered any trouble with staying intact. The matching Plush up -lipstick has also been nice color wise, although I usually enjoy a thicker texture in lip products.

From bottom to top: Cool Glow Cheek tint shade ”pink perfection”, Gelato Lipstick ”Nude  Fizz”, Plump Up Liner ”Nude”. Elisabeth Arden, received.

Evening

After a long (or a short) day, washing my face is high up the list of things I do as soon as I get home. Using Marseille soap I wash my face under running water, enjoying the warmth on my skin. After this I apply 5 drops of Licorice, Vitamin A and Vitamin C serums. I did a serum test online which resulted in these three being the ones my skin most benefits of. I usually react to these sort of things cautiously, but these ones have been a helpful step in the routine. I swear my skin has shown a new level of glow!

Again, when giving the serums some time to absorb, I choose a moisturizer. I use both NUORI and Origins, depending on the greasiness of my skin; as NUORI has a lighter formula, Origins helps to really moisturize even the driest winter day skin. If my skin sucks in the moisturizer quickly, I take this as a sign of hunger for more, and apply an over night moisture mask.

Wishing everyone a beautiful Sunday afternoon! 

Hertta

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7 x BEST BEAUTY HACKS

Sharing is caring and what comes to beauty tricks, it can’t be done enough. The best ones often run from mother to daughter, and every woman has their own little something to add. Now I’ll be sharing with you seven of my personal favourite hacks I’ve began using during the years!
  1. Suffering from dry ends? Take the richest hair oil you can find and apply it liberally to the dry ends. Tie them to a tight knot and put some plastic wrap over them + a hair net (To keep the oil from ruining your sheets). Wash off with shampoo in the morning, and say good bye to dryness!
  2. Apply Bepanthen on the lips overnight (And during the day). This works magic and leaves the lips extremely soft & plumb. Bepanthen can also be applied on top of lipstick with your fingertips to avoid the lips from getting dry and wrinkly.
  3. Ran out of shaving gel? Use conditioner instead! This gem gets sometimes useful when traveling. Conditioner leaves the skin & hair very soft and silky, preventing the blades from doing any damage.
  4. Use perfume on the back of your neck. This one I learned from my mother; when a lady walks in the room, the scent should follow after her, not before her.
  5. To make nail polish dry quicker, run your nails under ice cold water. This one is not scientifically proved, but I swear it works.
  6. Flat, colorless hair? The reason might be the heavy metals from water that have sunken in over time. This can be easily solved with C-effervescent tablets (C-poretabletit). Put one to a large glass of water and pour the mixture over damp hair. Use your fingertips to massage the Vitamin C to the hair, let it sink for a minute or two and rinse thoroughly. You can actually smell a metallic scent! It’s a common misconception that one could bleach their hair with vitamin C, but what it really does is get rid of the heavy metals.
  7. Get your lipstick to stay intact for hours by taking a small amount of transparent powder and carefully pressing it over the first layer of color. After this apply a second layer on top, and voilà!

Do you guys have any good tricks to share? I added a couple of personal haircare favourites above. Especially the Caviar Spray works wonders with shine! I’ve previously recommended it to a couple of friends and it’s been love on first sight for them as well.

Hertta

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BANANAS FOR PAJAMAS

 

2016 and 2017 mark the years in which wearing a pajama out in the public became socially acceptable. YES! This comfy trend opens up so many wonderful opportunities material- and accessory wise. Luxurious organic materials like silk and cashmere are very much presented in the clothing labels, which means giving proper care to these items can make them last for ages. Even shoes have adapted to this trend; summer 2017 was definitely the season of the slipper.

1.  100% Cashmere Midnight Sky set, Chinti & Parker. This set is what I see nowadays when I close my eyelids. These exact orange-pink-baby blue stars and moons, damnit.

2. Faucher Pullover,  GANNI. This exact pullover in different colors has taken the social media like a storm under the past weeks. GANNI nailed the Northern Europe IT-girl item of the month!

3. Short Sleeve T-Shirt, Moschino. Pyjamas -> Teddybears -> Moschino.

4. La Perla 5. Anine Bing 6. Stella McCartney

7. & 8. Miu Miu. Where to begin with these ones… Mia Miu sort of re-invented the ballerina shoe, making a widely copied (looking at you, Zara!) version of the classical ballet shoe with ribbons. And then the slippers. The fur, the pearls, the candy colors: the maximalist in me is screaming. Yes respectable adults can wear pink fluffy shoes with a thousand pearls.

9. Powerful lifting night mask, Origins. I have yet to test an Origins product and be disappointed. This overnight mask is really quite something, it makes the skin look very happy, healthy and moisturized. Recommended.

10. Santal Face Treatment Oil, ClarinsI’ve tried around 10 different face oils in the past year. The Santal Face Treatment Oil by Clarins is the clear winner. It smells stunningly spicy, and the texture is thick and rich. It leaves the skin moisturized but not too sticky. I could do a post on face treatment oils only! Other recommendable ones are Estelle Thild’s and Clinique’s.

Anyone else feeling the PJ’s?

Hertta

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