HOW TO GET THAT SUMMER GLOW

summer glow inspo tutorial

Radiant, glowing and sunkissed skin, don’t we all want it when the weather gets warmer and days sunnier.
The key details to pay attention to getting that glowing look for summer is a combination of what you eat/drink, what products you use and how you use them. So instead of writing a long essay (like I sometimes do lol!!) I’m going to shorten it down in a list.

LIFESTYLEHydrate
In the summer its curucial to step up your water intake. The recommended daily dose is 2 liter of water, however do not exceed 3 liters of fluid per day since this can thin out the blood and having other awful side effects!
Don’t overdose on caffeine
No more than 2 cups of coffee per day, instead opt to cool down with an ice latte or ice tea instead of going in on lattes.
Cut down on sugar
To be honest, speaking from a recovring sugar addict, life is better without lots of candy, sweets, cakes and dessert every day and your skin will thank you as well. It is proven that eating less sugar is better for your skin, it will prevent wrinkles and if you already have wrinkles cutting down on sugar can help minimize then!
Become a vegetarian or at least try and eat more plant based foods
Eating a lot of veggies and fruits is so good for both your body, skin and mind! So try and eat as much plant based options as you can, these days vegetarian food does not have to be boring :))
Use oils
As I’ve dived deeper into the world of cosmetics and their ingredients I’ve realised how much harmful stuff is actually in the majority of them. So if you want to nourish your skin, get that radiant glow for summer and still treat your skin to only safe products, oils and serums is the way to go!

productsTo get the glowing looks above you will need;
- A light moisturizer or facial oil (or both!)
- Facial self tanning lotion (if you are pale like me)
- Light bb cream or tinted moisturizer
- Two beauty blenders, one for the base and one for the highlighter
- Cream based highlighter
- Brow pen with spooler on one side to brush the brows
- Neutral colored shimmer eye shadows. Opt for cream based eyeshadow if you want that extra dewy, glowing look.
- Eyelash curler and a very natural mascara (no clumpy or big lashes for this look)
- Bronzing cream with light shimmer or dark contouring cream for bronzing effect (avoid loose powder ones it can look too heavy)
- Nude lip liner + nude/pink shimmering sheer lipgloss

how to applyPrep your skin weekly with a gentle scrub, facial mask and use facial oils regularly. I love using Dr Organic Facial Argan oil on my entire face and neck. Apply face self tan at least once a week if you are pale like me but want to avoid the sun!

The best thing about facial oils is even if you don’t want to use it over your entire face before make up, try applying it over the areas where you tend to get extra dry and fine lines may appear. This will prevent the bb cream from drying out your skin during a sunny day.

Moving on to the make up application, start with prepping the skin with moisturize and/or facial oil.
Let it dry for just a few minutes and move on to bb cream. I would recommend a light and airy bb cream that is not sticky, matte or high coverage. Apply a little bit at a time dabbing in the product with a wet beauty blender, you want a very light finish hence it’s better to not smear on all the product at once.
Avoid brushes since bb cream and tinted moisturizers tend to look streaky if applied with a brush!

When the base is finish apply the cream eyeshadow with your fingers or a small beauty blender for a flawless finish. If you are using a regular pressed or baked eyeshadow stick to just three tones, one for the eye lid, one for the area above the eye lid and in the corners and a third color that is bright and extra shimmering underneath your brows and in the inner corner of the eyes. Make sure you use a big and fluffy eye shadow brush to get a perfect blended finish!
I also like to do the brows when I’m done with my eye make up. I prefer to clean up the brows by gently using a wet q-tip along the brows to remove any excess eye shadow that might have been dusted onto the brows while applying the eye make up. Then when I’m done with that I move onto filling in the brows.
By the time you are done with your eye make up the base will have set so it’s time for the bronzing bit.
Apply a creamy bronzer or contouring cream just as your would apply a bronzing powder. Do not go overboard with the contouring here, just apply a bit along the jawline, underneath the cheekbones and on the sides of your forehead, think bronzing not contouring! Apply the lip products and then the last step is to apply the creamy highlighter in all areas where the sun would naturally hit your face. On top of your lips, along the middle part of your nose, above your eyebrows, cheekbones etc etc.

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Biologique Recherche

Beauté Pacifique
Biologique Recherche
is a french brand that has been around for a long time, specialized in skin care treatments at their salon in Paris and offering high end products to bring home that salon feeling.
However for me this brand was a new discovery, I never heard of it before even though I’ve been a beauty blogger for soon 12 (!!!) years and I never tried their products. But when I saw the products I got that wow feeling, the packaging looks so cool and unique, like old medicine bottles, I just had to take some photos and add my editing filters onto it.
I got help picking out some products as a trial start to see if they work with my skin and if so I might deep further into this brand and try some more products. My skin is so sensitive these days that I have to give my skin a gentle start to any new products.

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So moving on to Biologique Recherche salong, all I can say is omg… I wanna spa there, eat there, sleep there, heck it I even wanna move in!!!
It looks like heaven on earth, the interior is flawless and so chic. I can’t imagine a more perfect place to check in for a beauty make up. Which I in fact really need after not feeling well for quite some time. But back to the tones, the golden, neutral interior is created by a french interior designer called Joanne de Lepinay.

I will update you dolls on how I like the products and if any of you have tried the products, let me know what you think in the comments! Xx Louise

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BEAUTY WEEK

marble make up desk details

Hi dolls!
This week it has been Stockholm Beauty week, it was fun to meet people in the beauty industry and lots of different make up and skin care brands. I was pretty tired after full days so I didnt go on the third day, it was lots of different blog events/mingles.
At the beauty week I found a new favorite, a brand called PuroBIO. It’s a eco brand with the most insane pigment ever, it really gives that Kim K glow! I was swatching products and this one really stood out from all the other ones!
What I loved about it is that it was not necessary to use a lot of product to get that glow (see photo below), I’ve tried so many big and famous brands expensive palettes and they literally deliver nothing, useless pigment and no glow. So this was a nice change!
IMG_3254(3)purobio cosmetics swatchespurobio cosmetics swatches my jewelry boxOne of my favorite items, this mirror jewelry box from Zara Home! It looks so luxurious yet it is not that expensive at all. I even picked up another one when they were on sale so now I got two, hopefully will be able to place them in a nice way. If I lived bigger I would love to have a bedside table on each side of the bed with one of these and matching lamps hehe!

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KKW KYLIE COSMETICS COLLECTION

kylie cosmetics kkw kim kardashianOh my gosh dolls!!! KylieCosmetics are doing a collection with Kim, which was of course very expected and a natural choice for a collabs. And the packaging is so beautiful and I’m really excited for this one.
The collection drops next week and the price is so far unknown. The collection is four creme lipsticks and I really hope they are not as dry and matte as the regular lip kits. I literally hate matte lipsticks ugh…
I have ordered a few times in the past for Kylie Cosmetics and I have to say the customers service OK but not amazing, the customs charges are a huge joke. Last time I ordered I had to pay as much in custom charges and shipping as the cost of the actual products I got…..
So if you are planning to order to Europe, be prepared for a ugly surprise when you get your package delivery note. Another interesting detail is that they have not said anywhere that this will be a limited edition collection. With the Koko K collection they said it was limited edition and then brought it back again lol!
So I’m guessing the same goes for this collection, so let’s not pull out our hair or scream in panic if the products are sold out before we get them, obs last part written with a dash of irony ;))

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kim kardashian collection kylie cosmetics creme lipsticksSuch a cute and glam pastel packaging

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ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS

anastasia beverly hills lipgloss swatches reviewsI’m soooo excited to try out these goodies from Anastasia Beverly Hills!!! I’ve only tried a few brow products like the dip brow pomade and one of the pencils, but never the highlighters, eyeshadows or lipglosses ♥
The packaging is so gorgeous I almost wanna keep all the make up intact just for decoration haha! I know I’m such a beauty nerd hehe.
By the way I just have to say I love the scent of the lipglosses. As soon I feel better I will start trying out the products for swatches and reviews so stay tuned dolls!
Do you have any fave products from Anastasia? Please share! Xx Louise

anastasia beverly hills glow palette

I’m extra excited to try out this one! The Anastasia Beverly Hills Ultimate Glow kit. Price: 595 SEK//45USD

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KYLIE COSMETICS COLLECTION

kylie cosmetics reviewsKylie Cosmetics lip liners in Koko K, Exposed, Dolce K and Candy K – Glosses in Literally, Candy K and So Cute – Liquid lipsticks in Koko K & Exposed.

Hi dolls, I hope you all had a great day!
I thought I would start to share more of my make up collection here on the blog! As well as I’m going to be doing more dupes and swatches. A couple of years ago I did not get the idea of swatches AT ALL thought it was totally pointless but now I’ve completely changed my mind. I love to look at swatch videos and photo. My faves from all the products I’ve tried from Kylie Cosmetics are without a doubt the So Cute gloss and the Koko K lip liner!

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