Saturday, June 29, 2013

Beauty essential: face masks

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you're doing well and have a great weekend ahead of you :)
Today I decided to do a quick little post about face masks. Why? Because I feel that when discussing beauty products, face masks are often overshadowed by scrubs - don't get me wrong, I know what a good scrub can do, but what I'm trying to say is that scrubs are more suited for some people than for others. For instance, face masks are better for me due to my skin type. As some of you probably know, my skin is very prone to breakouts. So if I use a face scrub while I have some zits I can easily tear them up and transfer the bacterias all over my face which equals even more zits.. So to prevent that I use masks instead.


I prefer either a good mud mask like these or peel-off masks which I find more easy and fun :)
These masks are from the brand Montagne Jeunesse which specializes in home pampering experiences. I really like their masks and I think they're great value for money. I got these 6 for £4.5 (Feelunique had a 10% discount campaign. OBS! Right now they have 15% off, use the code SUMMER15). I use the masks once a week and one pack lasts longer than what one might think. For me, one pack will last 5-6 applications, but of course, it'll depend a bit on how much you use per application.

What are your thoughts? Are you on team scrubs or team masks? ;)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

15% off at Feelunique

So this morning I woke up to a delightful email: 15% off everything at Feelunique.com! If you don't know this site yet I suggest you go take a look. They have free worldwide delivery and the prices on most products are half price of what they are in Denmark - even cheaper when they do offers like right now! So in case you don't know about the site and don't get their newsletters, the code is SUMMER15 - but hurry, it's 4 days only.

Here are a few things I'm thinking about getting:

As you can see it's mostly hair and body products on my wishlist. I've almost used up my 60ml bottle of Bio-Oil (did a review here) and I really like it a lot so I think I'll use this opportunity to buy the 200ml one. The mascara is the Maybelline Rocket Mascara which I've been wanting to try for a while now, and speaking of which, I was thinking of doing a post on high vs. low end mascaras - what do you think? 

I hope you're having a great day and happy shopping! 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Cookie mania

Feeling like baking? I sure do! And while I was looking for the perfect recipe I stumbled upon this great, great collection of the 50 Best Cookie Recipes. I was literally drooling by the time I reached the 50th recipe, wait, make that 20th.. Anyway I bet you can't make it without drooling either.. Feeling like baking yet? If not, here are some pictures to spike your interest:


Admit it, you're dying to taste them! I'll personally be making The Infamous Jacques Torres Chocolate Chip Cookies today - I'll let you guys know how that went! If you're interested, just click on the picture and it'll take you to the 50 recipes. Let me know which one you'll be making and how it went!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Ole Henriksen bargain

If you've followed my blog you probably already know that I'm a huge fan of Ole Henriksen. I've talked about some of his products in my skincare routine post here. I think his beauty products are some of the best out there on the market so I thought I'd share with you guys that Lookfantastic is having a great offer at the moment where you can get 3 for 2 on his products!


These are the products that I already have, and I absolutely love them! They all smell oh so fantastic and I know they all contain some kind of powerful combination of anti-oxidants, vitamins and other exotic things like African red tea ;)

As you may know, Ole Henriksen products has quite the reputation for being a miracle worker on problematic skin, which was the reason I tried his products in the first place. And after having used the African red tea cleanser for a few months now, I can definitely see that my skin has improved.

Normally, Ole Henriksen products are quite expensive, especially here in Denmark - which is ironic, seeing as he's actually from Denmark - so I usually wait for some kind of offer or campaign. This way I got these 3 products for almost half price each! If you're interested in trying his products or already love his products, here's your chance try it out/stock up. I already took up on the offer and bought these 3:
(and as you can see, working towards building up my very own Ole Henriksen spa ;))


The Estée Lauder face cream I'm using now is running empty and I've heard so many great things about this one so I thought I'd try it out.
The Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil is the newest Ole Henriksen product, and I honestly can't wait to try it out! It contains 100% organic rose hips seed oil, which is a natural source of vitamin A, C, E, and Omega 3, 6 and 9. Bam. Can you imagine what this combination can do to your skin? I'll definitely keep you updated ;)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Color your iPhone

A few posts back I wrote about my new found love for eBay and I promised to keep you guys updated on other little goodies I've found there. Well, here's one I'm really loving:

iPhone cover sticker pink

The iPhone cover sticker! I've always wanted to switch up the color on my phone once in a while but covers have never been a hit for me - my phone feels too clumsy and big with a cover around it. I know that there are also little shops around Copenhagen where you can change the actual color on your phone, but that always seemed too risky for me, plus I didn't want to lose my warranty. So when I scrolled through eBay and found this for $0.99 I ordered two right away - one for me, and one for a friend of mine who's wanted to change her iPhone to pink for a while now, but also found it too risky (she loved it, by the way!)

iPhone cover sticker pink

There are tons of colors to choose from but since I'm all about pink lately, I of course went with that. The stickers were really easy to apply, I needed a few tries to get the hang of it in the beginning (the front one was especially hard in my humble opinion) but you can peel it off and try as many times as you need and it doesn't leave your phone sticky or anything.
I really think this is a great alternative if you want to switch it up once in a while and it makes your phone a bit more accessory-ish rather than just a phone in either black or white like everyone else's. If you're interested you can get it for iPhone 4/4S here and iPhone 5 here.
Ps. I've of course done my best to search eBay for the cheapest ones available, but as things change so fast on eBay (offers end, things gets relisted, etc.) you may want to do an extra search :)

What do you guys think? Do you prefer your iPhone with cover, these or au naturel? ;)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Foltène - Eyelash & Eyebrow Treatment

Given my short and sparse Asian lashes, it should come as no surprise that I've been passively lurking for eyelash enhancing products for ages now. But most them are ridiculously expensive and as far as the reviews go, they are never too positive.. However, a few weeks back I stumbled upon this product named Foltène. It's reasonably priced and has gotten some fairly good reviews so I decided to give it a try.

Foltene Eyelash Eyebrow Treatment

Damn, what I wouldn't give for those lashes on the box.. sigh. Anyway, as you can see, the product promises stronger, thicker, longer eyelashes and eyebrows. If it's true I can't wait ;)

Foltene Eyelash Eyebrow Treatment
Foltene Eyelash Eyebrow Treatment

The product itself looks like a mascara and the wand has a long and short side. I'm not sure what the point is but I use the longer side for my lashes and the shorter side for my brows. When I first opened it, the first thing that hit me was the smell. It didn't smell particularly good - a bit chemical, if my nose didn't deceive me. The product has been ophthamologically tested, and it's safe for sensitive eyes and those who use contact lenses.

So, enough product description and onto the mandatory before picture:

Foltene Eyelash Eyebrow Treatment

I was really having a hard time taking this picture, but I tried my best!
You're supposed to apply the serum twice a day, morning and evening. Some people use it as a primer before putting on mascara in the mornings, but I find that it doesn't work too well for me as it weights down my lashes after I've curled them - just as non-waterproof mascaras. So I just apply this, wait till it dries and then curl my lashes and put on mascara. I've been using it for a week now and I'll come back to you guys again in a month or so!


In the meantime, has anyone tried this product or any other lash enhancing products? If yes, how did it work?

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Picnic in the Deer Park

Good morning! I hope you have a wonderful day planned ahead of you, or that you're having/have had a wonderful day, depending on where you are in the world :) The weather decided to be cosy today (read: rain and cloudy) so I've decided to stay home today and work on some blog posts.

The weather was wonderful yesterday and at last-minute planning a friend and I decided to head out to the Deer Park. It's a really big and beautiful park situated north of Copenhagen where deers are allowed to run free and has the world's oldest amusement park!

Deer Park Copenhagen Bakken

We headed out early, brought along a blanket, frozen yoghurt and some berries and took a Subway pit stop to get some lunch. We arrived arond 11 and decided to walk around to find a good spot to settle down with our lunch and that's when we saw Bakken, which is the oldest amusement park in the world! It has free entrance so we decided to take a walk around before lunch,

Deer Park Copenhagen Bakken
Deer Park Copenhagen Bakken

And here you have it.. the world's oldest rollercoaster! Ps. fun fact: both the first and second oldest amusement parks are situated in Denmark. Our king at that time thought that if people wouldn't worry about politics if they were having fun ;)

Deer Park Copenhagen Bakken

After a small walk we came by a little lake and decided to lunch here in good company with some cute animal friends

Deer Park Copenhagen Bakken
Deer Park Copenhagen Bakken
Deer Park Copenhagen Bakken
Deer Park Copenhagen Bakken
Deer Park Copenhagen Bakken

This one really liked us a lot ;)
Oh, and last but not least, a deer of course :)

Deer Park Copenhagen Bakken

As you can see the place is really beautiful and if you're by any chance visting Copenhagen in the summer, I'd definitely recommend bringing a blanket, some food and take a trip up here.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Bio-Oil

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I hope you are doing well :)
Since it's summer now which also equals bikini time, I thought I'd pop in and give my two cents on the much hyped about Bio-Oil which I've been trying out lately.

Bio Oil review

In case you don't know about the product, the description says that it's a specialist skincare product for scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, ageing and/or dehydrated skin. So as you can hear, it sounds like quite the miracle worker. Some friends of mine have been using this to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and swore that it works. I didn't need more convincing than that and a few days later this little bottle turned up on my doorstep.

I've been using it twice a day for about a month now and although it says on the bottle that you should continue for a minimum of three months, I think I do see a little difference already. It could be make-believe, but as long as I think it works I'll feel less self-conscious which is just as fine in my humble opinion.
Some people have commented on the smell, which kind of smells like cinnamony, but I don't think it's bad at all. The only complaint I have is that it gets used up so fast. I bought the 60ml bottle and after a month half of it is already gone. But of course it could be just me using an excessive amount..
Anyway, if you have any of the problems with your skin, I would definitely give this oil a try. I know it is a little bit pricey, but if it works, then it's worth it, right? :)

Monday, June 3, 2013

Treasures on eBay

Happy Monday everyone! I'm sorry I've been so quiet lately, but this week is my exam week! I just finished my first exam and when I got home, this little beauty was waiting for me,

jewelry ring eBay

Isn't it a beauty? And I can't even decide what the best part is - the ring itself or the price.. Now, think of how much you think it might be and.. wait for it.... £2.50! Yes, I got this on eBay for £2.50. Amazing, isn't it?
Had you asked me two weeks ago if I was ever on eBay, my answer would've been a clear no. I can't believe how many great (and cheap) things I've been missing out on all this time. (Un)fortunately, depending on how you see things since I should be studying, I've been doing my fair share of catching up with my new best friend eBay :)
I can't wait to show you all the other goodies I've found, but for now I hope you liked this one :)