Monday, 20 February 2012

Super Oil

Still in the wake of “coconut oil gate” from late 2011 I’m slightly cautious but nevertheless curious to try out different varieties of oils to use as a moisturiser or treatments.

Last week while exchanging some left over unwanted Christmas gifts (not a big fan of gels as moisturisers – more of a scrumptiously thick cream kind of gal – my mommy should know that really) I was introduced to a newly revamped oil treatment from Clarins.

The Clarins Face Treatment Oil contains 100 per cent pure plant extracts from only the most valuable plants like
Lotus, Blue Orchid or Sandalwood. Combined with a key ingredient that is Hazelwood oil, which contains lots of minerals, vitamins and beneficial Omega 9 fatty acids it becomes a super effective and nourishing formula that has no artificial colours, preservatives or fragrances added.

I was recommended the Lotus Face Treatment Oil for 'Combination and Oily Skin' and according to the description it “purifies, tightens pores and refines the skin texture. The Hazelnut oil; soothes and seals in moisture to prevent fine lines”.  It certainly delivers and you only need to use a teensy bit so it will last you a long time. It comes with a very handy “dropper” which means that drop by drop you can control how much you take - without having anything go to waste.

Even though it is classed as a Face treatment, I like using it every night without the need for additional moisturiser.  After thoroughly cleansing my face and giving it a hot wash I take around three to four drops, gently rub the formula to warm it up and apply it on face and downwards onto the neck. It makes for a nice new routine in the evening– especially when you wake up having your dull skin transformed into a super soft vision in the morning.  This is a first class treatment oil and seems to really deeply penetrate and work its wonders as your skin stays super soft and smooth, even after cleansing your face in the morning, unlike so many other oils.

The treatment comes in three variations, “Santal” Oil which is for dry to extra dry, “Blue Orchid” for dehydrated skin and the “Lotus” oil for combination to oily skin. 30ml is currently priced at £29.00 per bottle.

I would love to know your thoughts on these oils, are they working just as good for you or have you got any other oils that are working better for your type of skin? Let me know! x

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Best Dressed: Elle Style Awards 2012

Alexa Chung, suited up in Stella McCartney, wonder woman Rosie Huntington Whiteley sparkling in Antonio Berardi, Lisa Snowdon sporting a simple yet cute 60s style dress
and Gillian Anderson wearing a vintage Sarmi gown.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Super Sparkly

A good manicure is something that’s always nice to look at and even more important, it can
perfect an outfit in, literally, a few strokes.

I always found myself to be a little hesitant to try unusual, experimental nail polishes and was perfectly happy with the usual frenchy or the occasional red glossing. I thought of glittery polish to be something only six year olds should wear and didn’t think it could be that fun and actually look that nice.

That’s until I discovered the “silver” shade from the Max Effect Mini nail polish range from Max Factor last week. It was just staring at me from the far and I could not resist. Its dark silver – anthracite really - super sparkly and super stylish! A fun version for us grownups – as far as you can call me a grown up anyway...

 So  I’ve got myself a lovely jubbly new addition to my all-time favourites, which is the lighter grey/beige from Revlon, called “Smokey Canvas”, the ultimate classic, a Chanel black and a sultry dark berry red from O.P.I.

Please bear with me - I'll come around to liking the crackling effect and all the other fun stuff some day...

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Spring 2012 Couture

One of my favourite seasons has just made it down the high flying catwalks of Paris and I thought I’d share my favourites of this year’s spring 2012 Couture collections with you.

I seem to get more and more pickier every season and the outcome this time around has been only four – however, stunningly amazing collections. Christian Dior, Elie Saab, Valentino, Giambattista Valli

Thursday, 2 February 2012


Found these lovely pictures on a blog that I like to linger on every now and then and just had to show them to you. This is the beach area at St. Peter Ording where I used to spend so much time when I was a little munchkin. If we weren’t up in our house in Denmark, this is where my whole family would go at the weekend, enjoy the fresh sea air, build sandcastles and have ginormous barbeques.... Childhood memories J

All pictures taken by Arne Hoffmann

Find the blog here and his portfolio here