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! ❤️

Daisy Beauty expo, 2019 edition

WOWZA!

The past two days have been, well ones to remember that’s for sure!

For the 5th year in a row, Daisy Beauty expo has taken place. So what is the expo? Well, it has it’s roots in DAISY BEAUTY and Daisy beauty magazine, or more correctly the people behind the Magazine, founders editor in chief Kicki Norman and her partner Sam Bergenstrahle.

Since the beauty-scene in Sweden is widely spread all over the country, but most open houses, press events and so on take place in Stockholm, Daisy beauty have put tougher this awesome expo to gather the beauty-community, brands, influencers, bloggers and journalists all at the same time for two days of lectures and the chance to meet and greet several brands at the same time.


DAY 1

So, the expo starts on a Friday with interesting lectures. This year was no exception although I had to leave after the first one for a job. (Don’t worry, I went back for the mingle later)

This years first lecture was editor in chief herself Kicki Norman that spoke about rules and regulations in Sweden regarding ”influencing”. That is i.e, how do I mark a post that is a collaboration with a brand? What counts as a collaboration? How do I expose myself to my readers, the importance of professionalism in different ways, and being my brand. Extremely interesting and a lot of good points I took with me.

Next up was Irène von Arronet, CEO for Nature Treats, that are the distributors of the brand Annemarie Börlind. About natural ingredients and sustainability. Sorry I missed this!

Philip Berkovitz, founder of the brand PHILIP B, spoke about the rejuvenating benefits of botanicals in haircare. Unfortunately I missed this as well, but I got the chance to talk to Philip during dinner in the evening, and I will be writing more about that in a separate post. Let me leave you with he is such a fascinating and interesting person!

Then the duo behind the Norwegian succes brand ELIXIR, founders Marianne Fjortoft and Kristine Borge told the story behind their cosmeceutical brand. (Missed out on this too)

Last but not least (yes, missed this too) was a lecture held by dietician and Dr in Medicine Gisela van der Ster about trends in food, healthy food and our eating in general. Does our relationship to food affect the way we look? I heard afterwards that this was extremely interesting so I do hope that I will have the opportunity to hear her speak at another occasion.


DAY 2

Day 2 is like a HUGE exhibition, fair, gathering of beauty-nerds and editors galore and brands within everything from skincare, haircare, styling-tools, hair-removal, makeup, nailcare, brow products and anything worthy of adding the tag beauty-product to it. The shorter description of the expo is heaven.

Persons in the community such as beauty-bloggers, beauty-journalists, beauty-vloggers and so on, have the opportunity to talk to so many different brands at one and the same occasion. From cosmeceutical brands, to ecological, to vegan, to mineral. Products suited from head to toe, to remove hair or to stimulate growth, from makeup to makeup remover, from leave-in products to ones you rinse out, from tightening to brightening, products that take You from Snow White pale to bronzed-up Goddess.

I did already use the word Heaven once right?

Among others Depend had a room full of balloons and cake,

where you could get your nails done, brows done and lashes applied. One could also mix ones own shade of nailpolish 💅😍

Sorry for dark pic, the above is the two shades I made!

As you can probably understand by now, there will be a whole lot more posts regarding my day at the expo and more about the brands I met and new products launching.

I will leave you with a few pictures and a promise that there will be much more to come 🥰

one of my fave sheetmask-brands ACASIA SKINCARE are launching their third sheetmask; brightening (orange)

elemis are launching new masks myself and follow beauty-bloggen Mickis

handmade and luxurious soaps from Swedish brand Grevinnans RumPhilips has a whole arsenal of tools, among others for hair-removal and soft feetbareMinerals is launching new lippies and a moisturizing stick foundation

Lumene brought their latest skincare & makeup tintDanish eco-skincare ecookingHaircare brand amika

Amelie de Soie makes (among other things) silk pillowcases and a draining massage-roller that I am extremely curious about

Idun minerals has launched a LOT of new products recently, among others a tinted moisturizing cream that I am looking forward to trying

Charles worthington will shortly be launching hair care to promote hair growth ghd are launching a straightening/smoothing brush

Swedish makeup brand FÄRG were there showing their range of makeup one of my favorites from Philip B


A big shoutout to Sam Bergenstrahle who I know has worked his ass off (pardon my French) for several months to put this all together. Thank you also for great service at hotel Birger Jarl that was our venue on Friday and Strandvägen 7a where the expo took place on Saturday.

Lippie of the year, daisybeauty awards and jury-work 

So if you follow me on instagram you have probably seen that I´m in the jury for the 2018 Daisy Beauty awards. What I didn´t tell there, is what category I am in the jury for and who th nominees in My category are. So, without further ado, here it is!

My category is best lip-product of 2018, and the nominees are:

Laura Mercier Velour extreme matte lipstick

Giorgio Armani Rouge d´ Armani matte

L´oreal Paris Color riche shine

ArtDeco liquid lip pigments 

Maybelline Color sensational shine compulsion 

I will be testing the products over Xmas and into the new year, and deadline to rank them is in e first half of January. Unfortunately I can’t spill the beans on which order they are to my liking, a I have to wait until after the award night on February 13th. So you have to stay tuned for a while to find out!

I am so honored that I was given the confidence to be in one of the jury-groups and am looking forward to the gala!

More to come in this subject, obv ; )