Cosmetics for winter 2014/15: Niina’s Choices

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About a year ago I shared a couple of products that I’d discovered last spring. So I thought to myself: “I should write the second post in this series” and this time it’s going to be about cosmetics and instruments, which I’ve been digging this winter.

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Is Sugar Really Bad For Your Body?

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Quitting sugar is one of the trendiest dietary choices at the moment. We’ve tried it and can assure you it’s possible although quite hard. Your body will be craving its sweet treats, so your job is to supply it with healthier alternatives. While you scan the shelves of your local eco-grocer checking for dried fruits and raw chocolate, we’ve already scouted some delicious goodies among our favourite beauty brands. Maybe sugar ain’t that bad for you after all? Continue reading

Cozy Fall Wishlist

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We hate to admit it, but in Northern hemisphere November might be a bit depressing. It’s dark, it’s cold and it’s windy. Our skin and hair gets winter dry, we don’t look sun-kissed anymore and there’re still some weeks left till Christmas vacation. Our best trick for fighting greyness and drizzle is coziness overload. Our plan for this month is to stay in as much as we can, take long baths in candlelight, cuddle in warm, fluffy towels and daydream about sunny hot days in Morocco. Here’re five products to get you in the same mood: Continue reading

How to Create Glitter Nail Art at Home

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With many holidays coming up, it’s about time to share some easy-to-make-even-for-a-rookie-tutorials about glitter manicures. Below you’ll find some general tips and ideas to experiment with. Continue reading

Swedish Beauty and Cosmetics Awards – Report: Part I

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Two weeks ago I had the honour to be invited to the Swedish Beauty and Cosmetics Awards: a gala-masquerade that took place in a Renaissance castle that hosts Nordic Museum. In the first part of my report I’d like to tell you how you can get ready for probably the most important industry event in your career in just 1,5 hours. Continue reading