Two days of work with my favorite team

If you followed me on my old blog (it’s deleted now as I wanted a fully fresh start here) you might have seen I work together with DEPEND and style hair on their photoshoots. I did my first job for them in November 2017, and since then, I am so honored to be a part of this incredible team. The team in its whole, with PR-manager Beatrice Gull in the lead of everything, is one of the best teams I have ever worked with and for. I LOVE working with them, and especially since I love their products so much!

The lashes from DEPEND are my favorite lashes. It’s the only brand of lashes I use actually. They come in so many variations, they are easy to apply and the little tube of glue that is included in each pack of lashes can be used several times as the little top can be put back on.

The ”strip” you glue the lashes on with, is soft and easy to work with. They stay in place and they can be used up to ten times. That’s crazy good value as well, considering the price of around 69SEK per set of lashes.

Below are a couple of behind the scenes photos from our two-day session we just did, and I look forward to seeing the end result later on. All makeup is by Linda Fernström, and hair by me.

Which is your favorite?


Amelie Soie – beauty essentials and tools

Amelie Soie, the story

Amelie Soie – Beauty Essentials is developed by authorized skin therapists to simplify your beauty routine so you can become the best version of yourself. Amelie Soie stands for carefully selected materials, high quality and solid knowledge.
After many years as authorized skin therapists, we know how important the daily beauty routines are. A good daily routine is what really makes a difference to your skin. We have therefore developed an exclusive product line that combines the classic salon methods for cleaning, circulation and tightening with innovative home-use tools. For you to get the best skin health possible.
– The inspiration for Amelie Soie comes from my grandfather, grandmother on my mothårs side and my grandmother on my fathers side, says Therése Amelie Wirén Ekehjelm, owner and founder of Amelie Soie, part of Qvi Si – Haute couture de la beauté (Valhallavägen / Stockholm.) QVISI
Therèse’s grandfather was a true entrepreneur. The key words were service and quality. He worked hard, loved his work and never retired. His job satisfaction and commitment in his own company influenced and inspired Therèse.
– Without him I would never have dared to start my own business in the spring of 2007.
Her grandmothers were both feminine and well-groomed. Their beauty routines however, were different.
– Not just the routines themselves, but just as much as they naturally adored their bodies and faces far, far from today’s complex-filled appearance fixation. I had a natural interest already during childhood and had to be involved.
Soie means silk in French and Therése’s grandmothers are the inspiration here too.
– My Grandmother (on my father´s side) went to the USA on one occasion and came home with a pillow-case made of genuine mullberry-silk. She would sleep on it so that her carefully crafted hairstyle would last longer, but also because it improved the appearance of her skin and reduced marks from sleeping on her face. When I was at the age of 20 and was accepted to skin therapist training, I was gifted my grandmother’s silk pillow-case. It was little worn yes, but still soft and lovely to use.
-I used it for almost 15 years, until it completely disintegrated, Therése laughs.
Therése also has fond memories from her grandmother on her mother´s side linked to silk. Her grandmother was a fashion director and artist. She worked with lovely silk fabrics.
– Together with grandmother I got to paint the silk. Grandma sewed, among other things, silk tops. The silk was used both because is was beautiful but also because it was good for sensitive skin, dry skin or if you had eczema.
Amelie Soie combines inspiration and knowledge from an older generation with innovative thinking and insight into what modern women and men need. The products are of high quality with a luxurious feel, deliberately designed to be both be effektive but also too look good in a beautiful bathroom. The products from Amelie Soie facilitate your beauty routines so you can become the best version of yourself.
With two growing collections, basic and premium, we have among the best Beauty Essentials the market has to offer.
xxx / Amelie


The assortment

With care at heart and femininity in mind, Amelie Soie offers a wide range of products such as silk pillowcases, silk scrunchies, silk hairbands, a makeup brush collection, beauty rollers (tools), beauty towels, beauty bandeaus and more.

I am currently using the Diamond beauty roller, a tool used to massage your face and improve circulation, loosen tension and give face an overall relaxed look and feel. The beauty roller minimizes the appearance of fine lines and reduces puffines.
It comes in two sizes, the smaller one more suited for your face and the large one more suited for your body.
The price for the small one that I am using is 895SEK [adlink] wich might sound steep but now that I’ve used it for a while I think it’s worth it. I am the kind of person that is often swollen with puffiness around my eyes, both under and lids. Especially those nights I get up at 2.50 am for early work at television. A couple of minutes of draining massage with the diamond beauty roller helps to minimize puffiness and gives circulation a push.
I also got this gourgeous set of makeup brushes and a handy makeup brush cleaner, small enough to always carry with me in my work-kit.
Amelie Soie also has a range of products made of polyester and a special composition of fibres that allows you to remove your makeup and cleanse your face using only the special cleansing-tools and warm water! There is a large towel (that I am trying out) and a set of two small, round towlettes that are perfect for eyes, in your gymbag or for travelling (these are next on my want-list).

I love tha fact that these beauty tools and extras are created by a professional within skincare and I enjoy them being a part of my skincare routine.

The range of products can be found in their

bareMinerals barePRO longwear lipstick

As you know, I love pretty much everything from bareMinerals. I am excited anytime they launch anything new and am always excited to try the newness.

Latest product is the barePRO longwear lipstick that I had a first peek at at the DAISY BEAUTY expo earlier this year.

The first long-wear, vegan lipstick, rich in nourishing minerals. Fade- and feather-resistant, the weightless gel formula glides effortlessly across lips to nourish and condition. The creamy full colour has a soft matte finish in one swipe, with high-impact shades from neutrals to wearable brights. Powered by Mineral Lock Long-Wear Technology is a blend of mineral pigments with lipids naturally found in skin to lock in colour for smudge, budge, and transfer-proof wear.

Sweat-proof, cocktail-proof, kiss-proof.

Sunflowerseed-oil to moisturize and raspberryseed-oil to protect against environmental stress factors. Don’t you just love this picture?

There are 20 different shades so you’re bound to find at least one you like! To find your fave, head on over to LYKO (adlink) as they have 20% off right now 😍

I’m going to be trying out the color CRANBERRY that looks absolutely yummy!

More to come..💄

the BUDGIE collective

”Budgie is a collective for hair, style and individuality. We care for brunette, blonde, curly, straight, short, long, dry, dull and frizzy hair and are excited to create innovative, smart and fun things together with you. Come join our hairstyling universe and let´s make budgies!”

Why Budgie?

Budgies come in so many alterations. They come in yellow, blue, white, green, small, big, long feathered and short feathered. Just like us. We come yellow, we come glowing, we come happy, we come smart, we come individual.

Also, budgies come in pairs and love to socialize and interact, just like humans. That is why we think of them as the ideal representation of the community we want to create.

Why yellow?

We chose the most alluring color! Yellow is a symbol of happiness, energy, freshness and inclusiveness. On top, it is the new millennial pink and main color of our budgies!

By connecting and staying in touch with consumers a.k.a budgies the brand shares ideas, information, inspiration and in return gets crucial feedback to keep improving and evolving the assortment and the brand.

The products

Budgie presents hairstyling and hair care products to cater your daily hair routine with caring, cleansing and styling essentials featuring natural oils and sulphate-free shampoos. The products are scented with green, fruity notes blended by a fragrance house in Grasse, France. The products are vegan and made in Sweden.


More about the products I will be trying

the power volume dry shampoo for hair high on life – a dry shampoo that also boosts volume and texture, is resfreshing and oil absorbent

the all-inclusive finishing spray for usual business – a finishing hairspray that amps up the shine and gives weightless hold and frizz-control

the dry shampoo foam for a bouncy restart – a dry shampoo foam for soft volume and body, with a refreshing unique formula

the sea salt mist for breezy beach waves – a saltwater spray with texturizing atlantic sea salt for a tousled and wavy finish

a sparkling shimmer mist for dazzling nights – a shimmer mist with nourishing rice oil that gives hair an ice crystal shimmer


The above products are just a few of the full assortment. The budgie collective also has shampoos, conditioners, curl cream, wax and much much more.

The budgie collective is exclusively sold at KICKS and will be available in every store starting tomorrow 😍

Early morning work & sleepless night

So kiddo was home sick all of last week. Fortunately his dad was able to stay home with him, as I had quite a buzy week with work and the gala a.k.a Daisy Beauty awards.

After a lazy weekend I had set my alarm for 2.45 this morning for early work at Svt (Swedish Television). I think I caught in total 2.5hrs of sleep as kiddo had such a bad cough at night! Yeez-Loise I was sooooo tired today! Got off early and went straight home to try and catch some Z’s and unfortunately woke up with a heavy head and that feeling of something lingering in my body. S**t I really am not up to coming down with anything now 😩 I have a full week and need to prep for next week aswell.

On the UP-side though, I had a mailbox full of goodies that I will show later this week 💄😍🙌

But now this tired momma’s going to gather up some energy to Cook dinner and then hit the sack early tonight.

7 shades of nude – DEPEND

Like a soft whisper or a stream of glowing morning light.

NUDE is always right, naturally fresh and elegant. And once you’ve found your favorite hue we guarantee it will be your best friend. Keep it simple!”

7 shades of NUDES in the NUDE it is! limited edition from DEPEND. From beige to beige, pink to pink. Hues close in their color-scheme in a palette of soft and MATTE nailpolishes. Matched with a topcoat that is also matte and that can be used on any of your favorite colors to give a matte finish.

Below manicure in no 5087 & 5089

The NUDE collection is one of the celebratory limited editions in celebration of the 25th Birthday of DEPEND’s mini-nailpolish. In store starting next week 💅

Pro-tip; use the matte topcoat on just parts of your nails to give an effectful detail to your manicure.

Taking a winner to bed

One of the winners at the Daisy Beauty awards for the best products of 2018 was the overnight moisture mask from Reserol that won in the category best mask of the year. I have tried it a couple of nights before, and after feeling kind of tired (hungover?) post-gala I decided to take a winner to bed!
I’ve written about Reserol as a brand here and now I will give you my opinion on the winning mask.
Let’s start with what it is and what it’s supposed to do.

RESEROL OVERNIGHT MOISTURE MASK
WHAT IT IS
A night-time mask with hexapeptides, shea butter and vitamins that help preserve skin moisture *.
Provides a soft and smooth skin, reducing visible lines and protecting the skin from dehydration.
HOW TO USE IT
Apply mask to clean and dry skin in the evening twice a week. Spread a thin layer over the entire face and neck. Massage in for 5 seconds and allow the mask to sit overnight. No product should be used on top of the mask. Clean the face the following morning with a mild cleanser. The product is intended for external use only. Do not use together with exfoliating products or on irritated skin. Avoid contact with eyes.
KEY INGREDIENTS
DIFFUPORINE PEPTIDE
Diffuporin peptide’s (hexapeptide-37) level of aquaglyceroporin, responsible for water transport into the skin *. In vitro studies have shown that well-functioning transport leads to a strengthened skin barrier and increases the moisture content of the skin. Diffuporin peptide also stimulates cell renewal in the upper skin layer, which can make the skin healthier *.
SHEA BUTTER
Shea butter contains high levels of stearic acid and oleic acid which are naturally moisturizing and can improve skin elasticity.
VITAMIN E AND C
Vitamin E (Tocopherol) and Vitamin C are powerful antioxidants that together can protect against irradiation and thus protect the skin from premature aging such as fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation.
SQUALANE
Squalane is a natural, non-comodogenic, humectant with rapid skin penetration, which can also have antioxidant and mild antibacterial properties.

AND WHAT DO I THINK ABOUT IT?
Well, the really short review would be praise reserol. Or how about I get why it won? It is amazing and it really gives my complexion a boost of moisture over night and makes my face look and feel rested. It has a nice feel to it and a soft scent. It goes on smoothly and is absorbed quickly without any sticky residue, meaning ones face doesn’t stick to the pillow case. I do believe that the overnight moisture mask from Reserol will be a constant in my skincare routine. It fits perfectly into any routine one might be using at the moment for that extra little something something.
To get your own miracle sleep mask, head on over here (adlink) your skin will Thank you!

DAISY BEAUTY AWARDS – and the winners are

Last night was was the gala-night for the best beauty products of 2018 according to the jury of the 2018 DAISY BEAUTY AWARDS.

As I´ve mentioned before, I was in one of the jury groups this year for best lip-product. 💄💄💄

My night started with a pre-drink with some friends and was absolutely fabulous from besinning to end. I had usch a good time, that I forgot to take and pictures! So man great people to talk to, and my gosh the team from DAISY BEAUTY had arranged everything so well.

All of the winners are listed a bit further down, but first the few pictures I actually have.

Picture credit to the lovely Elin that also arranged the whole pre-gala get together 🙏❤️

Picture credit to photographer Katrina Määkinen for greenpix

Girls, girls, girls three gourgeous persons I have met Thanks to blogging. I am so grateful to have met you ❤️ Jannike Malin and Rebecka


All of the winners

  • Best lip-product: Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Matte (this was my category and I’m happy to say that the dinner was also my number one)
  • Best base-makeup: Linda Hallberg Infinity Filter Loose Setting Powder
  • Best lashes & brows: Idun Minerals Perfect Eyebrows
  • Male scent of the year: Prada Luna Rossa Black EdP
  • Best hairstyling: ghd Gold Professional Styler
  • Eyeshadow of the year: Urban Decay Born to Run
  • Active skincare of the year: Dermalogica Rapid Reveal Peel
  • Best female scent: Agonist Parfums Say Yes EdP
  • best budget-cosmetic : Kicks Beauty Perfecting Concealer
  • multi-product of the year: Vita Liberata Beauty Blur
  • best bodycare: M Picaut Amazing Effortless Body Peel Mask
  • best haircare: Olaplex N°.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo, 279 kr/250 ml. Olaplex N°.5, Bond Maintenance Conditioner
  • face-mask of the year: Reserol Overnight Moisture Mask

A HUGE THANK YOU and lots of respect, awe and gratitude to Editor in chief Kicki Norman and Daisy Beauty team Sam Bergenstråhle and Sanna Lindberg.

Picture below of Kicki and her co-presenter of the night- actress and fellow beautynerd Rachel Molin

And Thank you everyone I met last night! ❤️

Skin plumping hyaluronic acid hydrogel sheet mask

So as you´ve probably learnt about me by now, I have an absolute hang up on sheet masks. I use them on myself and I use them in my profession. I love finding new ones I like, and this will be one of those.

Todays review is about the skin plumping hyaluronic acid hydrogel sheet mask from KICKS. Just the name makes me go hippety-hop and puts a smile on my face. Plumping and hyaluronic acid in a sheet mask? That’s music to my ears. 🤪


The mask is infused with a highly concentrated serum to improve radiance, elasticity and smoothness.

  • Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid for plumping
  • Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 for firming
  • Glycerin to replenish skin

See pictures below for description on how to use,

The hydrogel-material allows mask to contour face perfectly.

It might look a bit weird but I assure you it feels really nice! It has a cooling feeling, and since my skin this season is really dehydrated it tingled a bit in the first couple of minutes. But afterwards, my skin was smooth, felt really calm and most definately rehydrated!

And to my happy surprise, there was quite a lot of serum left in the package so I will be adding some ”leftovers” tonight!

The mask can be purchased at KICKS for the cost of 99SEK. They also have other sheet masks, so head on over here and find your perfect match!

Zoeva eyeshadow palette

So I’ve been wanting to get some new eyeshadow palettes from Zoeva. I haven’t used them before as I have so many favorites already from other brands and I figured I would just stick to them. Why risk buying something that might not add up, and also maybe use up what I have?

Then I happened to find the below palettes while at Sephora (the smaller one was even on sale) and I thought what the heck.

I’m so happy I bought them! The pigments are fab. Easy to use, highly pigmented and no fall out. (Granted I have only worked with it on 4 faces but I am left wanting more)

In Sweden ZOEVA is sold at SEPHORA. The large palettes (15shades) are 385SEK and the smaller ones (10shades) are 255. If you live in Sweden and want to take a closer look at the ZOEVA assortment you can go here

I will most definately be adding some more palettes from Zoeva to my kit! I think the next palette will be a blush-quad.

Have you tried anything from ZOEVA? Do you have any favorites?