I previously mentioned the handlotion I got from "I love...", but I completely forgot to mention that I also got their exfoliating shower smoothie in coconut & cream (obviously!).
I love, love, love this product! Forget about the smell, which is just so lovely and coconutty, this leaves my skin so soft and smooth. This is one of the best exfoliating scrubs I have ever tried. Can't believe I only bought one!!
I recently got 3 eye shadows from Swedish brand Make Up Store. I had never tried any of their products before, but after swatching some of their eye shadows in the store I just had to get them. They have SO many fabulous and stunning colours and I had such a hard time choosing as I wanted them all :)
But I managed to contain myself and boil it down to these three:
From left to right: Powdery Nut, Cashmere & Dramatic
All the swatches are done without primer, just directly on the skin. I think Powdery Nut is a lot more visible than comes across in my pic, but the other two are fairly accurate to how they appear in "real life".
I think all three are nice and pigmented and have good staying power. I have used them a lot and have yet to experience any issues with them fading ect. during the day. So I have been very pleased with my purchase and it is definitely not the last MUS eye shadows I have bought :) Pin It
On my recent trip to Sweden I also got two products from Smashbox. I got the Eye Beam double-ended brightener. This double-ended pen is excellent to use as a highlighter under the eyebrow (the thicker end) and for the inner rim or the waterline (thin end). So far I really like it and have been using the thicker end for under my brows every day.
I also got the Limitless liquid liner pen in dark brown. This one I really love! The tip is like a marker and it glides on really well. I am not normally a big fan of liquid liners, mostly because I cannot use them properly, so this one is prefect for me as it is super easy to use. I like the colour payoff and I find that it holds up all day. So this is definitely a new favourite!
I have been looking for a short denim jacket for the longest time and was so excited to finally find the perfect one :) It is from DK brand InWear which I love and even better it was on sale!
I bought it at the IC Companies outlet store next to their HQ. It was marked down 30% but they had one day with an additional 50% on everything!! I had seen it earlier in the week but even with the 30% I still though it was just a little to pricy for me. So when I saw on their FB page that they would have an additional 50% I just had to go and get it :)
The outlet store is really good. It has all of the IC Companies brands like Designers Remix, Malene Birger, Part Two, Tiger of Sweden, InWear to name a few.
I find that it's good to follow them on FB as they let you know when they have "new" stock in and when there are extra sales going on. It is well worth a visit as there are some excellent shopping to be done.
Summer is here...well at least on paper! This past week has been hot and sunny here in CPH, so it has been necessary to bring out the sunscreen.
But I have actually started using it in the spring/summer months, regardless of the weather, in stead of my normal body lotion. That way I am covered in case the sun comes out, but I also just think it makes good sense to keep my skin protected, as it is at risk even on cloudy days.
I have always been a big fan of Vichy Capital Soleil which is without parfume and is paraben free. I use the SPF 30 on mostly the lower part of my body i.e. my stomach, back, legs and feet. I find that it is quickly absorbed into the skin and does an acceptable job of being a moisturiser as well.
On my upper body I have recently started using the St.Tropez SPF 30 with melanobronzer. This is a sunscreen with tan enhancer. According to the tube melanobronzer is a "innovative ingredient that gently stimulates the body's own melanin production to help enhance your tan naturally".
At present I really have no actual tan to speak off, but I will say that I still think it leaves my skin with a tiny "glow" which is partly why I started using it on my arms etc. I also really really love the scent/smell of the product. I am crap at describing smells, but I am normally extremely sensitive too products that are heavely scented and will return/not buy products for that reason alone. But this one I just love! It also works fine as a moisturiser for me.
As I think it is a bit pricy compared to the one from Vichy I try to use it only on the parts of my body that are normally "out" during the warmer times of the year :)
At present I don't use an actual sunscreen product for my face. My daily moisturiser has SPF 15 in it so I have just been using that. However I have just ordered a St. Tropez one specifically for the face also with the tan enhancer, as I've just been so pleased with the one for the body. Excited to see how that works out.
I do indeed love this "I love...Coconut & Cream" hand lotion. I got this on a recent trip to Sweden and I mostly got it for the lovely smell of coconut :)
But so far I have been pretty pleased with it. It does have glycerin in it, which I tend not to be such a fan of since I find that it never really seems to leave my skin and I end up with this "permanent" slightly greasy layer on my hands. But this one really isn't too bad I feel...perhaps I am just so in love with the smell that I look past the grease..who knows ;) But it does leave my hands really soft and I am fairly sure I would buy it again.
I have never been a fan of orange, but this all changed when Chanel came out with this lovely lovely must-have nail varnish this summer - Holiday 617. Oh how I adore this colour!
It has made me go a tiny bit orange-overboard and I am now trying to stop buying anymore clothing/shoes/bags/etc in this fab colour..but I'm finding it hard...it's just so preeetty :)