Happy Christmas! My tree is up, all my scandi santas, angels and star lights have been placed out. Three is not a single bare surface..
Now I’m just waiting for the Home Office to do their bit for the Christmas Spirit and return my childs swedish passport so we can have a white Christmas in Stockholm. With Mercury retrograde until Christmas Eve this could be easier said then done…I have to try to stay patient.
With so many new and hard-working clean green beauty products hitting the shelfs every week you can easily have it all AND be good to the environment at the same time! In this video I’ll show you what I’m using and loving now.
I love beauty products and make-up and have done since I was really young. My best Christmas present when I was 8 was a baby-blue nail polish, I was also allowed an apple flavoured lip-gloss that came in a funny tin. My most treasured possessions at the time 🙂
Nothing has changed. I still love my beauty products but I prefer them to be as “clean” as possible.
We expose ourselves to a cocktail of chemicals every day just by doing a minimum amount of grooming. Showering, moisturizing, deodorizing, brushing our teeth..
It’s estimated that a women slap on an average of 2 kilograms of pure chemicals every year!! (for men that number is 1 kilogram)
We don’t really know how the body deals with all these substances or what happens when they are mixed with other chemicals.
A product might contain a substance that has been deemed safe in small amounts but this does not take in to consideration the cocktail-effect you get by using several products on top of each other.
Some of these products contains chemicals that are questionable and possible harmful for the environment and for our health.
Big brands are changing but only if there is a possibility of a big dent to their revenue. Body Shop and L’Oréal are facing out suspected cancer causing PFAS chemicals thanks to consumer pressure and boycotts.
But big corporations also spend large amounts of money to lobby for the continuous use of chemicals that have been classed as harmful as we’ve seen in the case of preservative PHMB.
I chose to buy most of my beauty products from brands with a mission to sell products that are gentle on the environment and ANY living organism.
We are spoilt for choice with new interesting products hitting the market on an almost a daily basis.
If a brands main mission is to provide clean and effective products, well, then I’m in!
Hi, These are the beauty products I’ve been trying out the last 6 weeks.
1. Sacred Space Mist
2. MooGoo deodorant
3. Theodent toothpaste
4. Gallinee Youth Serum, Daily moisturiser, Body lotion
5. 2Chic Giovanni
6. Vicks Vapo rub
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Hope you are having an amazing summer!
This might be my longest video ever 🙂
It’s all about the clean and half clean beauty products I have been trying lately. Hope you like it!
These are my latest non-toxic beauty buys:
The cleansing milk and the face oil are both from Swedish brand Estelle & Thild.
I normally go for a cleansing oil but this one is really creamy and thick and I can get the eye make up off as well.
The youth oil smells lovely and It’s not to thick or to light, just perfect!
I needed a new mascara, and after having gone through most non-toxic versions on the market, the Organic Glam mascara in black is my favourite for va-va-voom lashes.
To make my eyes pop a bit, I rely on a thin eyeliner line and this one by Lavera does the job!
I also got a natural nail polish remover from Benecos.
It works, but you have to use a bit more elbow-grease to get the nails clean and shiny, something I’m completely happy to do, to help us all 🙂
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This month’s beauty buys included the most important item in my make-up bag: Tweezermans slanted tweezers.
I thought I lost mine and ran to Whole Foods for a new one,
of course I found it under my bed when I was vacuuming a few hours later.
The shampoo from Intelligent Nutrients is completely gluten-free and smells minty and up-lifting.
The tinted lip moisturizer is from my fave brand Ilia and is in the super flattering colour Blossom Lady.
I needed a new body moisturizer and this one by Balance Me smells lovely of rose otto and I like the fact they are stocked by Waitrose.
I also got a new christmassy red colour nail polish from Kure Bazar in Cherie.
Kure Bazaar is definitely my favorinte non-toxic nail polish brand as the polish is really long-lasting in comes in great on trend colours.
This month beauty buys included three repeat-buys:
My much loved Shu Uemura eye lash curler retired after years of hard graft and had to be replaced with another one, exactly the same.
I buy a new Ilia lipstick in In my bedroom every couple of months. It’s non-toxic and the colour is a mega flattering natural soft pink that manages to bring some swish to my gloomy autumn face.
Living Natures foundation (in Pure Fawn) is a great lightweight foundation without any nasties
It’s the perfect every day foundation and leaves the skin dewy and soft.
I needed a new blusher and tried out a few non-toxic ones before I settled for Jane Iridales beautiful mineral blush in Barley Rose.
French brand Kure Bazaar’s nail polishes are as natural they can be without compromising on performance.
I needed a boring base coat, but will defiantly try the deep red cherry coloured Scandal next time.
This month’s beauty buys is my antidote to all the football, Minecraft and total disgust for the colour pink in my house.
My boys have reached the grand age of 11 and 7 respectively and are so totally boyish it’s ridicules.
For the whole of one week they styled their hair a-la Beckham before going to school, but now they just can’t be bothered at all, so much for future metro-men.
The hand crème from Lavera and the face wash from Melvita both smells beautifully of roses. (My absolute favourite scent!)
I can really recommend the mascara from Organic Glam if you are after super volume, high impact lashes without toxic chemicals.
And the Mermaid shampoo… well I would lie if I said the name and packaging didn’t seduce me (who would not like mermaid hair!) thankfully it’s all natural and smells deliscious, the only flaw is the price at £26 .
This is my anti-aging massage video!
I managed to pack my own bag, the kids bags and made them dinner in only 20 minutes as we set off to Stockholm this summer.
This is a record for me!
Needless to say there were necessary items that did not come with us, like body wash and shampoo, hence a mad rush for new products as soon as we landed.
I bought Bjork and Berries gorgeously scented Never Spring body wash .
Bjork and Berries describe themselves as an eco luxury beauty brand derived by Swedish nature and traditions.
The body wash contains no sulphates but a “mild preservatives”. You can get this brand in the UK and online.
I also got Estelle and Thilde shampoo and conditioner, another Swedish brand.
I find this shampoo keeps my hair clean for one day longer than other shampoos, it doesn’t lather greatly but certainly cleans well.
The conditioner first feels heavy when you put it in your hand but when you apply it to the hair it sort of disappears and it’s not heavy at all.
I can’t live without lipstick.
If I could only chose one product to use for the rest of my life it would be a lipstick and I’m particularly impressed with Ilia’s lipstick In My Room.
This is a repeat buy for me, I pray it’s never discontinued!
It’s the perfect nude.
I’m all for extra sparkle to my skin when going out and Living Luminizer by RMS does the trick.
It’s really subtle and sheer and very easy to use.
I apply it to my cheeks, bridge of the nose and just above the eye brows.