Do you use a brow-knife?

So you’ve probably seen I write a lot abound Depend? It is a brand I do some work for, but it is first of all a brand I really love. Known to most for their nailpolishes and lashes, but did you know they also carry a wide range of products for brows? From tweezers, to brow-scissors, different pencils and a pomada (in 6 shades) and my ”can’t live without” brow-knife.

I use this personally and I have one in my kit. For easy clean up on brows, uni-brow, upper lip or even to quickly trim a hair-line or beard-line. On toes if needed i.e. on a photoshoot with bare feet and fingers if shooting close-ups etc.

The browknife comes in a pack of 3, and retails for about 70SEK. Read more about the range and shop the products here [adlink]

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

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.

Otippad penseltvätt (som blivit favorit)

Ibland stöter man på produkter som helt otippat blir en favorit utanför sitt egentliga användningsområde.

Idag tänkte jag tipsa om en sån, nämligen en produkt som är tänkt till att tvätta sig på kroppen men som jag upptäckt är guld till rengöring av vissa penslar.

Till saken hör att jag rengör penslar precis varje dag, ofta flera gånger per dag beroende på vad jag jobbar med just den dagen.

Mina privata borstar och penslar tvättar jag kanske en gång i veckan, men de borstar och redskap jag använder i min yrkesroll måste tvättas och rengöras efter VARJE användning.! Så oerhört viktigt, då det handlar om hygien.

Kan inte poängtera det nog! Och förvånas tyvärr av att det finns så många yrkesverksamma som slarvar med just hygienen. (Smutsiga penslar, tar mascara direkt på fransarna, läppglans direkt på läppen osv. Usch!) Men nu var inte tanken med det här inlägget att shamea någon som inte arbetar på ett hygieniskt sätt, utan att tipsa om en toppen tvätt till penslar 😊Jag använder olika redskap till olika syften, och till blöta produkter såsom flytande/créme foundation eller concealers använder jag alltid syntetiska strån (helst i nylon eller Taklon)

För att få bort all produkt från stråna så behövs nåt som verkligen löser upp alla rester av foundation, concealer eller andra feta produkter.

Många är de gånger då jag stått och gnuggat och svurit på grund av att produkt funnits kvar i penseln trots att jag tvättat den flera gånger. Så av en händelse en dag, när jag snabbt behövde göra rent en pensel och inte hade min vanliga penseltvätt tillhands så haffade jag första bästa flaska jag hade. Och låt mig säga; damn! Detta är den absolut mest effektiva produkt jag någonsin använt för att få rent mina foundation/concealer/syntet-penslar!

This is how it’s done; ta ett par droppar i TORR borste och massera in i stråna. Blöt handflatan med ljummet vatten och massera in lite vatten i penseln. Tillsätt mer vatten och skölj sedan ur. Et voila! Smutsig pensel ren! Så lätt går det!

Och eftersom hygien och rena redskap är så oerhört viktigt är det också viktigt att ha en god rengöringsrutin!

Här är min hemlighet! ACO special care moisturising shower oil. Tar bort ALLA rester av till exempel foundation! Även sådan som torkat i stråna. Viktigt dock att massera in oljan först och sedan tillsätta vatten.

En flaska med pump innehållande 300ml går på dryga hundralappen. Klår alla dyra penseltvättar jag testat!

Älskar när man hittar något som överraskar ☺️