My Autumn survival strategy, comfort food and late nights including a glass of wine or two after a long day at work, combined with being surrounded by rumbling radiators are simply not doing wonders for my skin. Everything is drying up, fine lines are appearing and puffy eyes has become an issue. So in the constant search for a miracle (so I can continue my bad habits) I discovered these tips, on how to fight baggy eyes!
A lot more than hair and scissors. Enjoy a coffee from Tim Wendelboe whilst carefully selected vinyls are playing in the background. Indulge where trends starts, allow yourself a break from everyday stress and dive into the style sanctuary at Clou Oslo.
So there, in my local pharmacy in London, a small blue packaging caught my attention. The label stated “Lanolin-Ägg-Tvål” by Victoria Scandinavian Soap. The vintage look and the promise of natural ingredients sounded too tempting.
So I recently celebrated my Birthday, on holiday, in Sweden. Relaxed, with lovely friends and the closest family. The day was spent at the waterfront in the sunshine in Helsingborg, then spending the eveining in with a divine home cooked meal.
There were also presents. Among them, beautiful, handmade and rustic soaps and spa products. And in particular wonderfully scrubbing and luxurously softening sea salt and soap by L:a Bruket (Lillabruket) .
The sea salt by L:a Bruket is locally sourced in the Swedish westcoast. The soap is presented in a beautifully rustic shaped bottle, almost like a vintage medicine bottle. L.a Bruket have in fact one a design award for it. Choose your favourite combination. The liquid soap I received contains Cedarwood, Orange and Rosemary. It contains no preservatives and gives a softening and refreshening effect. Fill your bath with a spoonfull and lots of hot water. Soak. Then don´t rinse, just air dry without towel (preferrably in the sun with a seaview!?) and make sure you have time to relax afterwards. Lush!
L:a Bruket manufactures handmade soap and spa products as skin care oils, body scrubs, salt baths etc. based on the best organic ingredients, with no added artificial stabilizers or colours. All vegetable and essential oils are certified organic.
When in your 20’s you’d be giftet with a bottle of your favourite champagne. Then hitting your 30’s and the gift bags suddenly change to a line up of luxury home spa and beauty products. Not that I mind. My hair and skin has both changed over the decade, needing a lot more care and attention than previously, or perhaps recovering after the the happy days of the 20s!?
Anne-Sophie Villumsen is the founder of the eco friendly hair and beauty saloon in Copenhagen, Zenz. She has already developed a popular range of a Organic Hair Products and now just recently also a Mineral Make Up range in loose powder form, including foundation, blusher and eye shadows. See more at zenzorganic.com
What makes mineral makeup different from traditional makeup isn’t the ingredients it contains, but what it doesn’t contain; preservatives, parabens, mineral oil, chemical dyes and fragrance. These are all possible causes of irritation, one reason many dermatologists recommend mineral makeup. Mineral make up is also know for being natural looking.
By Nord has developed the Nordic Spa range around the four elements Earth, Water, Air and Fire, each with its own scent and unique ingredients. A combination of natural plant extracts, organic oils, herbs and 100 % pure essential oils from the Nordic nature. What could possibly be better elemts to create your very own home spa this winter?
All products are unisex, multifunctional in use and manufactured in Denmark according to environmental standards. Naturally there are no added parabens, silicone, mineral oils, petrochemicals and synthetic fragrances. Perfect as a gift to someone you love or perhaps time to treat yourself?
The first two elements Earth and Water are available in stores now. We recommend creating your own home spa with the Earth Body Scrub a great exfoliator that will leave your body looking buffed and polished, throughout cold and dry winter months. The soap, shaped as a piece of rock, will also look really cool in any bathroom! By Nord Nordic Spa
FNUG wants to give you tastefully fabulous nails with simple, sublime and understated colours and finish -as what the Scandinavian fashion industry are known for. With FNUG you’ll have the nail polishes that matches what’s on the Nordic fashion scene.
And FNUG is far more than a trendy, chip resistant nail polish in beautiful colours. In addition to nourishing protein, strengthening silica and delicate caviar, the nail polish contains vitamins A, D, E and B. (And no, you can not drink it as a vitamin supplement). The product is clean without Formaldehyde, Toulene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) All-in-all a cocktail of only good ingredients, that will ensure healthy and beautiful nails. FNUG is available from Wild Swans, price £15 per bottle
I’m not very adventurous when it comes to colour choice and often end up with a nude colour; loving the pale pink Ballerina
What are your favourite nail polish colours this season? Please share by leaving comment below!
I’m a REN Skincare addict! The REN cointainers are functional (and looks great in my bathroom when lined up), the products soothes and leaves my skin radiant and glowing -and just the fact that I know that there is no harming chemicals in it makes this brand my absolute favourite.
So when you’re off on long weekend or a a travel light summer holiday, what better solution than a REN Skincare travel kit?
Forget running to the nearest Boots for 50ml travel cointainers, then pouring your favourite shampoo everywhere when attempting to fill the cointainer…
REN Skincare has launched a ready to go, clear zip bag filled with natural goodies for all skintypes.
REN Skincare Travel Kit 4x50ml, price £15.00 includes:
1x Oat and Bay Conditioning Shampoo (50ml)
1x Pro-Vitamin Hair Conditioner (50ml)
1x Neroli and Grapefruit Body Wash (50ml)
1x Neroli and Grapefruit Body Cream (50ml)
1x Clear, airport-friendly zip up bag
Bon Voyage or as we say in Scandinavia; God Tur!