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Beauty wishes

1. Stop The Water While Using Me 2.NARS 3. Fig & Yarrow 4. Aesop 5. Le labo 6. Diptyque

Jeg elsker fine flasker og blir stadig vekk lurt til kjpe produkter jeg egentlig ikke trenger og som ikke er noe srlig gode. For det er jo ikke snn at alt som ser bra ut faktisk er bra (prver overbevise meg selv ogs). N har jeg imidlertid samlet noen produkter som skal vre skikkelig gode, og fine samtidig. Jeg tror det blir en liten runde Ebay i kveld, gitt.

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I love nice bottles and keep being tricked into buying products that I don't really need and that doesn't really work. Because let's be honest, it's not like everything that looks good actually is (trying to convince myself here). Now I've managed to collect a few products that is supposed to be really good, and look good too. I'm definitely heading over to Ebay tonight.

Beauty tip for the nails



Jeg har aldri ftt s trr hud etter en sydentur, som etter denne turen her. Det er helt dryt! Heldigvis har jeg utstyrt meg med en skikkelig fet krem til kroppen fra Kremfresh (til dere andre gravide: den forebygger strekkmerker ogs). Uten den vet jeg ikke hva jeg skulle gjort alts. Det er ingenting annet som trenger godt nok inn virker det som.

Hendene, neglene og omrdet rundt neglene er ikke noe srlig bedre en resten av skrotten, men jeg kjpte med denne nydelige lille krukken fra Dior p flyplassen etter ha lest om den p bloggen til Elin Kling. Den er utrolig deilig! Ogs lukter den helt nydelig. Jeg smrer fingertuppene rett fr jeg legger meg, s er de myke og gode nr jeg vkner.

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I've never had such dry skin after a trip to the south like this before. It's crazy! Luckily I have a super rich body butter that really works. Just have to use it to times a day.

My hands and nails are really dry too, but I bought this cute little jar from Dior at the airport after reading about it over at Eling Kling's blog. It's so good! Smells amazing too. I apply it on my finger tips before going to bed and they're super soft in the morning! Today's little beauty tips for dry summer fingers.

Winter fresh

Jeg liker helt forskjellige lukter p vinteren, enn p sommeren. Og disse to fra norske Alexander Sprekenhus er nye favoritter etter bare en uke i baderomshyllen. Den dusjspen med kamomille er virkelig helt fantastisk deilig. Jeg har hatt lyst teste produkter fra Sprekenhus lenge, for jeg har hrt s mye bra, s det var ekstra gy endelig f pne disse flaskene. Tid for helg og ekstra lange dusjer!

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I like completely different scents during winter, than during summer. And these two from the Norwegian brand Alexander Sprekenhus is on my favourite list after only one week in the bathroom shelf. That body wash with chamomille is truly amazing. I've been wanting to try some products from Sprekenhus a long time, since I've heard a lot of promising stuff, so it was extra fun to finally open these bottles. Time for weekend and extra long showers!

Beauty tip

Jeg m bare tipse dere om denne primeren. Det har serist aldri vrt s lett sminke seg som nr jeg legger denne frst. Jeg s at den hadde ftt veldig mye positiv omtale, men har liksom aldri flt noe behov for primer. N er det imidlertid ingen vei tilbake. Dette er en stayer i sminkevesken!

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I just have to share this primer with you. Seriously, it's so easy to apply the other makeup after putting this one on. I noticed it had a lot of positive reviews, but I've never felt the need for primers. Now however, there won't be a day without it.

Sparkle fun

Her har det vrt skikkelig stille de siste dagene, men neste uke kan jeg endelig avslre grunnen til det (i tillegg til delagt kamera,da). Gleder meg skikkelig! N er det imidlertid back on track, og jeg lover nytt antrekk allerede i morgen.

Uansett, jeg har sneket meg til en sniktitt p Essies nye neglelakker, s n har jeg skikkelig glitterdilla. Vanligvis gr jeg for forholdsvis nytrale negler, men litt glitter har virkelig gjort seg i det siste. Favoritten s langt er Belugaria (dere kan se bilde av hvordan den ser ut p Instagram), men de to andre blir definitivt flittig brukt de ogs. Hvilken likte dere best?

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It's been awful quiet in here the last couple of days, but next week I can finally share the reason with you (in addition to a broken camera, that it). Can't wait! Now however, it's back on track, and I promise to give you a new outfit post already tomorrow.

Anyway, I've been lucky enough to get a preview at these new polishes from Essie, so now I'm really hooked on glitter. Usually I tend to go for more neutral nails, but glitter made the days so much more fun. My favourite so far is Belugaria (you can get a closer look at it on Instagram), but the other two is definitely going to get used too. Which one did you like the most?

Winter saviors

Jeg hadde sett ut som en sviske om jeg ikke hadde tatt litt ekstra vare p huden min om vinteren. Jeg blir til og med trr mellom fingrene! Heldigvis har jeg funnet et par produkter som gjr susen, men det har tatt sin tid og jeg har ikke tall p hvor mye forskjellig jeg har prvd.

EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL |This really do wonders for my skin. Before leaving the shower I apply it all over my body and face. The result is super soft skin!
FACIAL CREAM |
I prefer products without too much perfume, especially for my face. This one from La Roche-Posay is the perfect base under the daily makeup and it doesn't contain any parabens. If you haven't checked out this brand, you should. I tried it the first time when my daughter had a lot of bad eczema, and the creams from La Roche-Posay were the best.
FIBERSTRONG HAIR CREAM |
I recently went from using different hair oils, to this cream from Matrix and it amazing. I was really tired of too sticky hair, but this one is really good. You can't even feel it in your hair. In addition to making the hair look good, it makes your hair stronger and healthier. Bet we all could need that during the winter?
HAND CREAM |
I usually buy creams without perfume, but this one is just so good. Too bad it's almost empty! Do you have any recommendations if I were going to try a new one?
HYDRATION MASK |
Even though I use both day and night cream my face still gets dry sometimes. When that happen I simply put on this cream/gel from Kiehl's before going to bed and my skin is all good in the morning.

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I would propably look like a prune if I didn't take really good care of my skin during the winter. I mean, I even get dry skin between my fingers. Luckily I've found some products that makes it better. It took a while, and a loot of products, but now I finally got some stuff that works.

Wouldn't mind #19


Photo/Tommy Ton for Style.com.


bruke mer smykker dill er jo p listen min, men s langt gr det ikke srlig bra. N er det imidlertid et par spennende ting p vei i posten, og sm reringer er definitivt neste p listen. Sammen med en kamelfarget kjole og en fuzzy krage eller to.

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To use more jewelry is already on my list, but so far it's not going too good. However, there's a few exciting items on their way, and tiny earrings are definitely the next thing to order. Along with a camel dress and a fuzzy collar or two.

Current mascara favourite


Er det et kosmetikkprodukt jeg er lite trofast mot, s er det mascara. Jeg kjper stort sett aldri samme type, fordi det alltid finnes en eller annen jeg tror er bedre. Noen som kjenner seg igjen eller? Akkurat n er det imidlertid Volume Build fra Oriflame som er favoritten. Jeg har sluttet bruke yebrynsblyant og har gtt for en mer naturlig look. Denne mascaraen fungerer veldig godt til mine ganske tette vipper, og forhindrer at de klumper seg. Har dere noen tips til mitt neste mascarakjp?

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If there's one beauty product I'm not faithful too, it's mascaras. I usually buy a different type eich time, because I'm always convinced there's a better one out there. Someone else got the same issue? Well, right now Volume Build from Oriflame is my favourite. A while ago I stopped using brow kits and all that, and have been going for a more natural look. This mascara works perfect if that's what you're going for. I have quit thick lashes, and this one doesn't make any lumps. Do you have any ideas for my next mascara buy?

Born in Paradise



Nyter dere julen fortsatt? Her er det skikkelig Sunnmrsvr med regn og sterk vind. Det passer ekstra fint drmme seg bort med en skikkelig summerduft med andre ord. Escada str jo alltid for noen av de beste sommerduftene og denne er ikke et unntak. Den lukter en blanding av ananas og kokos, begge er to sommerfavoritter for min del. I tillegg er det et hint av vannmelon, eple og guava ogs. Skikkelig deilig! Ingen tvil om at denne blir med i kofferten i sommer.

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So are you still enjoying Christmas? The weather here is crazy with lots of rain and strong winds, so it's perfect to dream of summer with a true summer scent. Escada always make one of the best summer perfumes I think, and this is no exeption. It smells like a mix of pineapple and coconut, both two of my summer favorites. But it also has a hint of watermelon, apple and guava. So delicious! No doubt that this is coming wiht me in my suitcase this summer.

I samarbeid med Escada.

Christmas makeup

N er det bare n dag igjen til selveste julaften, og n er det straks klart for pynting av juletre og glgg. Og selvflgelig det mest spennende av alt, legge alle gavene under treet. Det er s deilig nr alt er klart og det bare er koseting som gjenstr. Som for eksempel finne frem alt glitteret som skal p kroppen i morgen. Jeg gr for sotede yne med glitterskygger og rde glitrende negler, sammen med rde lepper selvflgelig. Har dere tenkt noe p morgendagens look? Uansett, nyyt kvelden!

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Only one day left until Christmas eve, and I'm getting ready to decorate the Christmas time while drinking hot drinks. And of course, the most exciting part, putting the gifts under the tree. It's so sweet when everything is done, and only the cozy stuff remains. Like deciding what glitter to put on my body tomorrow. I'm going for dark eyes, with glitter on top, red glitter nails and red lips. Have you decided? Anyway, enjoy your evening!

Winter scent | Vanilla Noire

Jeg er utrolig kresen nr det kommer til parfyme og det er veldig f dufter jeg har srlig lyst ha p kroppen. I tillegg bruker jeg alltid helt andre parfymer p vinteren enn p sommeren, og vinterparfymen er alltid den vanskeligste finne. Noen andre som har det p samme mte? N har jeg imidlertid funnet min perfekte duft for vinteren 2013, Vanilla Noire fra Yves Rocher. Den er s fin ogs, jeg elsker fine flasker og fin innpakning.

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I'm really picky when it comes to perfumes, and it's not many scents I feel like splashing on my body. Also I tend to go for totally different scents during the winter than during the summer, og vinterparfymen er alltid den vanskeligste finne. Anyone else got the same problem? However, I managed to find the perfect scent for me this winter, Vanilla Noire from Yves Rocher. It's so beautiful too! I'm always a sucker for nice bottles and packaging.

Style Secret

Vi har alle en hemmelighet eller to nr det kommer til mote og skjnnhet. N skal Yves Rocher samle alle disse p ett sted, og dere kan vinne en tur til Paris om dere avslrer en. Min style secret er bruke 100% kokosolje som sminkefjerner. Sminken forsvinner kjempelett og huden er silkemyk etterp. I tillegg er det jo veldig deilig vite at det er helt naturlig. Les flere style secrets, og legg igjen din, p yves-rocher.no.

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We all have a secret or two when it comes to fashion and beauty. Yves Rocher hace decided to collect all those style secret and share them with the world, and you can actually win a trip to Paris if you leave yours. My style secret is to use 100% raw coconut oil as makeup remover. It's really effective and the skin gets super soft. Also it's nice to know that there's no other ingredient than coconut. Read more style secrets, and leave yours, at Yves Rocher(it's in Norwegian, but you can always use Google Translate).

In collaboration with Yves Rocher.

Pale pink

Det er ingen tvil om at rosa er en av de strste trendfargene for tiden, men jeg har tatt det overraskende rolig. Jeg trodde jeg skulle kle meg i rosa fra topp til t, men det er noe med de fargene som fr for mye oppmerksomhet. De slutter vre spennende. Selv om jeg fortsatt er veldig glad i et innslag av rosa her og der. Det var i klesveien, sminke er noe helt annet. Og selv om det er mye mrkere ute og ansiktene plutselig tler mer farge, er det ingenting som er som duse rosatoner og roser i kinnene. Inspirasjonsbilder finner dere p Pinterest.

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Pink is definitely one of the most popular colours right now, but I'm being surprisingly calm about that. I thought I would be dressing in pink from head to toe, but it's just something about those colours that get too much attention. They stop being exciting. Even though I still love a hint of pink here and there. That's clothing, makeup is something different. And even though it's darker outside and I feel that I can wear more and heavier makeup, nothing beats pale pink and rose cheeks. You can find a few looks on my Pinterest.

Weekend tip


Jeg srger alltid for ta litt ekstra godt vare p kropp og sjel i helgen og en denne masken fra Face Stockholm er en del av rutinen. Det frste jeg m si om denne ansiktsmasken er at den stinker. Alts, den lukter helt forferdelig. Likevel fortsetter jeg bruke den, for dette er en av f ansiktsmasker som faktisk har hatt noen som helst effekt p huden min. Den br imidlertid ikke brukes mer enn en gang i uken, spesielt ikke n nr det er kaldt, siden den trker ut huden.

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I always make sure I take extra good care of both body and soul during the weekends and this masque from Face Stockholm is a part of my routine. The first thin I have to say about it, is that it stinks. I mean, it smells really really terrible. Still I keep using it, because this is one of the few facial masks that actually gives my skin any results at all. You shouldn't use it more than once per week however, because it dries out the skin.

Homemade Facial Scrub

Huden min fikk mildt sagt sjokk nr vret ble kaldere, s jeg har brukt litt ekstra tid p rens, skrubbing ogfuktighetsmaskerde siste ukene. Og det er s deilig nr man finner noe som virker. Denne ansiktsskrubben er n av tingene jeg har brukt (to ganger i uken i snart en mned), og den er kjempegod.Den renser godt og gir rikelig med fuktighet.

For two treatments, you?ll need:
- 2 spoons of brown sugar
- 2 spoons of olive oil

Pour the oil over the brown sugar and mix it together. If you keep the scrub in a box, you can actually make enough for two weeks at a time.

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My skin got really bad when the weather turned colder, so I?ve been using some extra time on cleansing, scrubbing and moisturizing the last couple of weeks. And it?s so nice when you finally find something that works. So this facial scrub is one of the products I?ve been using (two times per week for a month), and it?s really good. It?s leaves the skin clean and moisturized.

Weekend tip

I gr pnet L?Oreal Paris sin aller frste butikk i Norge, og dagen fr var jeg innom for smugtitte litt. Jeg fant denne leppestiften og leppene mine har ikke vrt uten siden (Glam Shine, Sin for Peach). Brfargede lepper er det fineste jeg vet. Et aldri s lite tips om noen har lyst pynte seg litt ekstra til helgen! Kan absolutt anbefale ta en tur innom butikken ogs. Den er helt nydelig og der er flere ekslusive produkter som ikke er f tak i andre steder i Norge.

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Yesterday L?Oreal Paris opened their very first store in Norway, and I stopped by the day before to get a little sneak peek. I discovered this little lipstick and I haven?t worn anything else since. Nothing prettier than berry lips! A great tip for your party lips this weekend!

Favourite shade for fall

Neglelakk og stell av negler har en tendens til havne nederst p prioriteringslisten, men n som hendene mine er bde trrere og blekere, merker jeg at det er deilig med litt farge p neglene. Likevel holder jeg meg til duse og enkle farger som beige, svart og lys rosa. Frenzy er en klar favoritt, til tross for mange andre fine fargenyheter. N er den snart tom, og det er p tide med en ny farge i samlingen.Hvilken farge lakker dere helst neglene med i hst?

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I don?t really enjoy polishing my nails and treating them well, so I rarely do it. But know that my hands are both dryer and more pale, I feel the need to get on some polish. Still I keep to those pale and easy colours like beige, black and light shades of pink. Frenzy is definitely my favorite, but soon it?s empty. What color do you prefer this fall?

Saving Angel

Som veldig mange andre fr jeg utrolig trr hud s snart vret er kaldere. Jeg m ha store doser fuktighetskrem under sminken hver dag, og likevel fles huden trr. N har jeg imidlertid prvd denne nattmasken fraKiehl?sto dager i uken, og den funker som bare det. Hper den kan hjelpe flere med trr vinterhud!

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I get, as many others, very dry skin when the weather gets colder. I use a huge amount of moisturizer under my make-up every day, but my skin still feels dry. Now I?ve found my saving angel, and it?s this night masque fromKiehl?s. I use it twice a week and it works great! Hope it can help some of you guys too.


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