Saturday, May 12, 2012

Clinique set

Happy Mothers day to all! Well... Premothers day at least ;) Clinique offered some gift sets in celebration of mothers day and since I ran out it seemed like a perfect opportunity to get some more of my preferred skin treatments. 

So pretty! I love gift wrapping! Sometimes when I buy stuff I ask to get it wrapped, just so I can unwrap it. Totally not Eco friendly I know, but hey ill try to reuse it in crafts! It was 275Dkr with shipping 

Flowers and silver clutch, always good!

Clinique Liquid Facial Soap, mild
I love this, its really gentle with a lot of foam. It doesn't dry out the skin, and easy removes makeup as well

Clinique Clarifying Lotion, 2
This clarifying lotion doesn't dry out the skin, which is good for sensitive skin like mine. It reduce the pore size and generally freshen up the skin. 

Clinique 7 Day Scrub Rinse Off Cream
Nice and odour free scrub, the grains are really fine, like sand almost

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
This is like amazing. I had to get used to the scent but the cream itself is amazing, it gives loads of moisture without adding to any oily t-zone

I also got two samples- which is really cool as Danish retailers are usually very very VERY cheap when it comes to samples (even our magazines - I envy UK)

Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle & UV Damage Corrector
This is some kind of anti-wrinkle serum

All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage
Serum with caffeine and build-in massage, suppose to help puffy eyes and reduce those pesky dark circles under the eyes.

Cant wait to get to use it all :D

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Goodiebox April Urtekram shampoo

I tried the Nordic birch shampoo from Urtekram. Its a lot different from any other shampoo I tried. It is quite liquid and it took some work to get it properly into the hair. I took the "rinse and repeat" course, to give it a proper shot. I recommend to take 1-2 pumps and massage it in your hands before massaging it into the scalp. Be gentle but throughout from root to tip. It feels more like a hair serum or a hair mask than a shampoo. Rinsing, my hair didn't feel like it does with other shampoo´s, more like it had just got wet. However afterwards while combing it was clear that the there was a difference! My hair seemed more flowy, easier to comb and a lot stronger! Totally worth the extra effort of administering it. All I need now is a good conditioner to go with it

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Owl Earrings

Yay! I received my owl earrings today! They are quite a lot heavier than I thought! The rhinestones seem to be glued on well :D
I paid 2.99$  with free shipping from Jewelry-made-in-china and it came with a small box as well

Monday, May 07, 2012

Dandelion ring

I purchased this dandelion ring, although I rarely wear rings, I couldn't leave this alone. Dandelions are very special to me because of the danish phrase "Dandelion child" which means a child who despite the odds kept pushing forward and kept blossoming. Its a reference to the strong roots of dandelions who seem to always grow back.

I paid the modest price of 99 cents for this! I purchased it from Ashopone on Ebay. Its made of metal and is adjustable in size

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Art Deco features Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese is the burlesque queen of pin up! Her signature red lips and cat eyes, not to mention her amazing curves, is renowned worldwide! Together with Art Deco she´s now launching her very own makeup line named "Dita Von Teese classics" as they will feature products that the leading lady herself finds essential in her beauty bag. I for one is exited but I am not sure if I will buy - depends on the price.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Body Shop teams up with Lily Cole

Lily Cole recently became ambassador for Body Shop and with that launching a new cruelty free line of makeup! Its limited and will hit UK stores in June. The makeup is pink, girly and filled with the new pearly shaped that dominated the beauty market right now, including a face primer and blush pearls with a pink puff that makes me think of old Hollywood starlets.

Ill be sure to get my friend in UK to get me a haul of this!

Friday, May 04, 2012

April Goodiebox

Goodiebox is the danish equivalent to Glossybox and Birchbox
EDC means Endoctrine disrupting chemicals. Group 1 is the 17 EDC who is proven to be harmful to humans and the environment.

I awaited this box impatiently, as I was unsure if I would renew my subscription or not. I can confidently say that I WILL, as its just amazing and its clear that Goodiebox have taken the critique seriously and toned down the hype. 

This box is inspired by Coco Chanel and her famous quote "Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance" and apparently danish woman has taken this to heart; The most part of the beauty budget of danish woman is used on basic products for the hair and skin and as any makeup artist will tell you, a skin well cared for is the best basis of beautiful makeup. 
And honestly, who doesn't feel more beautiful when you used a good body butter or brushing your hair after using a hair treatment? 

Nice, white and black as always. Elegance is a must!

And time to remove the silk paper

Here's the goodies!

Urtekram Nordic Birch Shampoo, normal hair
Urtekram is a danish vegan brand who prides themselves in using organic and ecological ingredients, where most of them is grown right here in Denmark! The shampoo is filled with neat ingredients such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, aloe vera and extract from birch leafs. There is no EDC´s from list 1 in it! I find that the pump is very clever and I'm looking forward to try it out

Derma Eco 24H creme, Normal/combined skin
Derma eco is another ecological brand. This one got the swan mark (A Nordic label given to products that meets the strict criteria of environmental friendly produce as well as to allergens in the product) as well as certified by the Asthma and Allergy union, who helps people with allergies use the best products. As the name suggest many of the ingredients is ecological - 20% to be exact.  Like any creme with respect for itself it has sheabutter and aloe vera but also glycerine and Olea Europaea Fruit Oil. The ingredients list is actually very short which is always a good thing. No EDC´s or perfume in either

MaxFactor ageless elixir
Foundation and serum in one. I doubt ill try this, as its to dark for me (I'm ivory skinned). I like the idea tough of nutritious foundation. However, Max Factor is really bad when it comes to EDC´s and I was not surprised to find that this product contains EthylparabenPropylparabenMethylparabenEthylhexyl, and Cyclotetrasiloxane all of which is in group 1! You DO NOT want this on your skin, no way no how.

Dr. Hauschka Body Care Kit
This got me so exited! The box is cool and I only heard good things about this brand! I must admit that I didn't search every single thing in this box for EDC´s but I looked through the ingredients lists and checked anything that sounded EDC like. It doesn't seem like there is any and that is great news! I will let you know when I get to check all of them, in case I find any. A little warning tough, a lot of these products contain PEANUT OIL, so beware if you have allergies

Included in the set, in neat travel sizes Quince Body Moisturizer, Rose Body Moisturizer, Rose Body Oil, Lemon Lemongrass Body Oil, Hand Cream, Rose Body Wash, Lemon Body Wash, and Lemon Bath

All in all I'm more than pleased with this box, and be sure that ill purchase the May box as well! If you re danish and like to subscribe to Goodiebox, then visit their website Goodiebox