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Shopping Diary: Daily Beauty Essentials

As I mentioned before in many of my posts about beauty and the look that I am against the "over doing" of anything. The more simple the more elegant things appear. Here are my daily use products and nothing more. Only on special occasions I use eyeshadow, concealer and powder etc..

Elizabeth Arden face moisturizer
375 SEK - elizabetharden.com

Essie nail polish
130 SEK - thehut.com

L Oréal Paris volumizing mascara
58 SEK - target.com

Givenchy kohl eye liner
275 SEK - harrods.com

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25 Tips: Beauty Favors

1- Real simple hair. 2- Clean fresh face. 3- Simple eye liner / eyebrows. 4- No pushups. 5- Clean style nails. 6- Maskara. 

There are many out there who over do it all without noticing the fact that natural beauty it actually more noticeable and precious. Especially nowadays when all these fake beauty stuff became very common such as extensions; nail extensions, hair extensions, lash extensions.. not to forget the big fat fake eyebrows, push up bras, botox etc... everyone became all alike!

What happened to the simple beauty and the fresh clean glowing faces. It's hard to find such faces now days in the media which is the one to blame for making people think that is the ideal look and no one actually notice that is just a big marketing trick to sell beauty products. Anyway my main topic is there are many ways, thought, that someone can do to look better. This article has a number of beauty tips that you will find easy to apply to your natural beauty:

1 A healthy lifestyle will help you look good and contribute to the health of your best. You should also want to get a good lotion and use when your skin feels dry.

2 Being confident is the best things you can do to look beautiful.

3 Always wash off your makeup prior to going to bed. Use a gentle washcloth and warm water or a solution made for makeup remover solution. After removing the makeup, simply cleanse your face as you normally would. Make-up left on your pores and most likely lead to morning break-outs.

4 This gives you the nutrients your body needs to keep your hair to retain its luster. You can also put rosemary essential oils to your hair.

5 Replace expensive designer cleansers, exfoliants, a mild toner, castile soap, a mild toner such as witch hazel or white vinegar, and some natural Aloe Vera gel for your moisturizer. These natural products are great for any kind of skin type. Tea tree oil can be used as a medicated moisturizer.

6 This helps promote nail growth because your new nail is being fed. Use a top coat after painting your nails to prevent chipping.

7 Use petroleum jelly on a regular basis to help soften your feet and feet!

8 Wash makeup brushes frequently.Fill a bowl with water and a gentle shampoo, working the soap through the bristles. Rinse each brush thoroughly and allow them to dry. This prevents the buildup of makeup and acne causing bacteria from building up.

9 After you apply your lipstick, in a dark shade especially, make sure to poke a finger in your mouth to get pull the skin out while making a letter "O" shape with the mouth. This will prevent lipstick that may end up on your teeth later to not get there in the first place.

Apply the lotion right after you shave. Ingrown hairs can be caused by dry skin, and using lotion every day will work wonders. This prevents formation of the ingrown hairs and will help them from not forming anymore.

10 A good quality is critical for a manicure looking great. A great top coat will improve the life of your manicure by a few days.

11 If your facial skin is extra-dry, try seeing a beautician to get a powerful moisturizing treatment. This exfoliation process will rid dry facial skin and give you a more even appearance.

12 Use liquid eyeliner when you want the look to be more dramatic. You can be very creative using the liquid formula and it really makes your eyes dazzle and pop. Try to apply Lagrend.

13 Take a break from using hot tools like curling irons to keep your hair to recover.
It's important to remember that beauty being in the eyes of just one beholder. If you're content with yourself, you're already way ahead of the game.

14 Many women become stuck in a certain age in terms of their look because that's what they get comfortable with. There is absolutely nothing wrong with doing this if you are happy. However, if you plan to look for a job again, it's worth seeking out some impartial advice, it is worth your time to get advice from a reliable beautician or a friend.

15 Keep your favorite lotion handy for emergency events. You can never tell when you will need to quickly fix your skin. You can add a frizzy hair problem. Squeeze a small amount onto the palm of your palms and run it through your hair.

16 If you want an inexpensive facial mask that can tighten your skin, look no further than your own fridge. Whisk up a mix of egg white and lemon juice and apply it to skin, after five minutes rinse it off and your face will be fresh and firm. This is a fantastic skin picker-upper right before a party or big date.

17 If you know you are hydrated and healthy, but you are hydrated and healthy, consider taking some Benadryl.

18 A good beauty tip that supermodels use that they sleep on their backs. Sleeping the other way around will cause your face for eight hours each night causes puffy eyes and you'll get wrinkles. Your face recovers well when you're young. However, as we age, the wrinkles on your face that come from sleeping on your stomach or side won't go away so easily. 

19 Get into the habit of sleeping on your back, and you will protect your face.

20 Even if you're careful, neck, or hands. Use a cotton ball immediately to get out the stains in milk to help you with this problem. Rub in a circle to gently lift the discolored area.

21Soak your fingernails in some warm milk to hydrate them and stop them from peeling. Lagrend makes your skin beautiful.

22 Try adding powdered aspirin into your normal shampoo if you are having a dandruff problem. The ingredients in aspirin have a property that will help calm the dry scalp. This helps with your dandruff and eliminates the need for a suite of expensive products.

23 This means that you should prime, prime and tone your skin before you apply foundation.

24 Beauty is frequently a matter of opinion, depending on individual preferences; however, there are basic elements that are perpetually true across the board. 

25 Now that you are aware of the helpful hints in this piece, all you need to do is apply them to your life.

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Personal Style:The Fall Colors


The Fall

Hello lovelies, since the fall is already here with its gorgeous warm colors and its refreshing breeze that swapped the summer heat I thought of adding more post to the fall season series and this is one of them. 

Here are my new sets of "street style" photographs taken by the photographer Lina Strom my colleague at the fine art academy last year. Featuring as usual the comfy and classic timeless outfits from my personal closet which I call it the "Artist Style" with an autumn touch. 

I know that it's quite common that artists are extreme with their taste, but there are also some types of artists out there who has a classic perspective, and believes in " less is more" phrase. I happen to be one of them. 

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The Best DIY Face Masks

Pamper your face skin this weekend with a DIY face mask that will help your skin glow and look naturally gorgeous. Have a nice weekend! 

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Personal Style: NYC Travel Light

When I know that I am going to be out to whole day, specially when traveling I try to ware the lightest outfit I have just to be comfortable the whole day. Here is my favoraite travel outfit. Get the look and check the links of the items below the outfit set. 

Photo: Instaphoto in NYC. 

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Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe

This is a recipe I found while searching on pinterest for new good baking ideas on Sunday. I tried it and it was amazing, otherwise I wont be blogging about it hehe well try it for yourself and see. Its simple and just delicious. 

Cranberry Orange Bread

Adapted from Chobani Kitchen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup 2% greek yogurt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, lightly toasted and chopped coarsely


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray. In medium bowl, combine dry ingredients. Set aside.
  2. In large bowl, mix together Chobani and sugar. Add egg and combine. Stir in orange juice. Add dry mixture to wet mixture. Mix only until just combined. Carefully, fold in orange zest, cranberries and walnuts. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully invert pan to remove, and finish cooling on rack.
  4. Wrap in plastic and foil. This bread is extra delicious on the second day.
Nutritional Information:

Calories:    160          

Total Fat:    3.5g

Cholesterol:    15mg          
Protien:    5g
Carbohydrates:    31g         
 Sodium:    230mg

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Personal Style: Sailing Outfit

My sailing day outfit, boat trips and sea distentions in general! Dark blue t-shirt. White shorts with a brown belt and a hat. Simple and comfy! 

Photo in the set : Instaphoto white saling in key west

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In Miami

When I first got there I had the " I am in Miami beach!" song coming cross my mind hehe..It happens to me sometimes getting like a theme song in my head in some special occasions. It was impressing how the beach looked even better then how it looks like on tv and photos. If it wasn't that freaking hot weather I would've thought it was snow on the beach. Pure white sands and pure light blue water that is warm and just as perfect. 

We lived in ocean drive while in Miami and that was the perfect location to get around and go to the beach at anytime and reach the other dining and shopping spots. We visited Miami downtown too and toke a boat tour around to discover the other islands where the starts and famous people live. We  visited little havana as well and enjoyed a break from the modern Miami.

The food was good there, we got to try the Cuban food and enjoy lots of Latin culture things such as the music and the big cocktail drinks associated with the tropical atmosphere. 

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In Key West

Florida keys were a piece of heaven on earth.We loved the weather, the marinas, the sea food, the old style city buildings as well as everything tropical in there. 

First we got to enjoy the drive from Miami to Key west and see everything in between, the 8 miles bridge in the middle of the turquoise sea color, the land scape's and the local little interesting stuff you get to notice when you hit the road in a foreign country. 

We sailed the next day for the whole afternoon until sunset. We did some snorkeling and got to see lots of fish. We did some kayaking around some small islands too with a guide telling us about the history of the keys and the animals that lives there etc.. and at the end we enjoyed happy hour on the sailing boat watching sunset. 

We also went to bahia honda park and got to enjoy a great time at the beach,white sand and pure water. A breath taking place and a real romantic getaway spot I am glad I got to visit. 

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A short brief of our two weeks vacation in the united states which was the reason I was not blogging regularly. Here are some photos from our five days in New York City. We've done some site seeing in all the famous tourist attraction sites, enjoyed the delicious American mixed culture dining places, some chill out time in lounges and happy hours. And at the end we made sure to do some good whole year shopping which was a hell of a task.

Its strange that once I got there I felt like Ive been there before,  like I knew it all already and I guess that was because of the movies and tv shows. I figured I liked NYC in a different way long time ago when I was young, when it looked like a place I would love to live in but now I know for sure that I wont give up my lovely little cozy safe and free life here in Sweden for anything.

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Elegant Fall Decor Ideas

Hello blog buddies! just got back from a two weeks vacation in Miami, Key West Island and NYC. So excited to be back to the blog and to my usual activities and daily life. 

Here I am sharing with you what I am up to preparing for the fall season and collecting ideas. I like to keep the fall season home decor simple and pretty and not too much. Here in these photos I am posting an inspiration of how I would like my 2014 fall decor look like apart from changing the sofa pillows and the curtains to fall colors. Once the leaves turn yellow, red and brown I will set it up all and definitely share it with you guys on my instagram - twitter live updates. 

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