Makeup Explained – Foundation

Makeup Explained – Foundation

The topic is Makeup, and I will explain, exactly what it is and what to use it for.
Makeup can be a jungle to wrap your head around.
In this series we are looking closely at the different types of makeup products that exists.

Today our focus is all on Foundation.

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The Body Shop – Shine Lip Liquid Review

The Body Shop – Shine Lip Liquid Review

This is a product that has been in my “must try” bin for very long.

I finally got to it, and I have a lot of thoughts.

If you want to see the review, you can always watch it on my YouTube channel

Let’s get into it!

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Skincare Explained – Cleanser

Skincare Explained – Cleanser

Today, we are starting a new series! The topic is skincare, and I will explain, exactly what these are and what to use them for!

Skincare can be a jungle to find your way around in.
In this series we are looking closely at the different types of skincare.

Today we will focus on Cleansers

WHAT IS A CLEANSER & WHAT DOES IT DO?

A cleanser is a skincare product used on the face.
It is used to clean the face, and removes dirt, oil, makeup, sunscreen, sweat and other pollutants on the face.

It helps prevent dirt and oil buildup in the skin, refreshes and helps other products penetrate deeper since it removes the dead skin cells we have on our face.

Overall, it makes our faces ready for what is yet to come.

WHAT TYPES EXISTS?

  • Gel Cleansers
    These have a gel- like consistency. They usually cleanse deeply, and needs to be rinsed off. It removes pollutants from the skin, and helps to get rid of bacteria that causes acne, while cleaning out the pores.
    Especially good for oily and combination skin, because it helps remove excess oil on the skin.

  • Foam Cleansers
    Usually lightweight, and either in cream or gel form until mixed with water; then it becomes a foam. Removes pollutants. The main foaming ingredient here (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) is a sensitizing ingredient and both dry and irritate the skin. SLS free foam cleansers do exist, so look out for those!
    Good for oily or combination skin.

  • Oil Cleansers
    Oil Cleansers are often seen as step one in a 2-step cleansing routine. It is great at removing makeup, even the waterproof type, while nourishing and not drying out the skin.
    Most skin types can usually use a oil cleanser.

  • Cleansing Balm
    These are a thick and creamy formula that is oil-based. When worked into the skin, it melts into an oily texture. They are great at removing makeup.
    Ideal for normal or dry skin. Because of the thick formula, these can be a bit too heavy for oily skin.

  • Milk Cleanser
    No, these are not actually made of milk. The reason they are called milk cleansers are because the texture is milky. These are a bit thicker than oil cleansers, but thinner than a cream cleanser. These are moisturizing without feeling creamy afterwards.  They are gentle and effective at removing pollutants.
    Good for most skin types because they usually are both effective and gentle.

  • Micellar Water
    Water mixed with tiny oil molecules is what makes a micellar water. It is one of the lightest forms of facial cleansing, and honestly looks very similar to plain water. You don’t have to rinse these off, and is applied with a cotton pad. Micellar Water is the lazy approach to cleansing your face since it is very easy but not that effective.
    Is good for most skin types.

  • Bar Cleansers
    Bar Soap and cleansers are slowly sneaking into the beauty community again, because of their more environmentally packaging and design. Pay attention that the bar soap you use are made for the face, since soap bars for the body can be too harsh for the face. Soap bars usually adjust the pH in the skin well, and have moisturizing ingredients too.
    I usually would not recommend bar cleansers to anyone since they can be very harsh on the skin. Nonetheless the beauty industry gets better at making product, so there might be some good ones out there. Go look at the description to see what skin type they are good for, because honestly I don’t know.

  • Cream Cleansers
    A cream cleanser is a deeply moisturizing cleanser with a heavy consistency. It does not strip the face of its natural oil, but because of the heavy texture and creamy feel it leaves afterwards, it does have the potential to clog your pores. A thing to remember though; cleansing is meant to make your face ready for what comes next, so it might not be the best if you will be going in with heavy moisturizers afterwards.
    Especially good for dry skin because of how well it moisturizes.


  • Clay Cleansers
    Clay cleansers mostly works like clay masks. They remove particles from the surface, mattifies and draw out excess oil and impurities from pores. This type of cleanser is best as a second step in a double cleanse, since it does not remove for example makeup.
    Great for oily or combination skin since it draws out the excess oil and impurities.

  • Powder Cleansers
    These are great at cleansing deep into the skin while removing pollutants. They come in a powder form, and turn foamy or creamy when combined with water. Powder Cleansers provide a slight exfoliation while cleaning, and is therefore good for congested skin.
    Good for oily skin because they give a slight exfoliation.

  • Cloths, Mitts, Loofas and the like.
    These are more of a physical cleanser. Though you can use it alone, these types of cleansers are typically pretty harsh on the skin, and works more like an exfoliator. It is recommended to use this type with an actual cleanser product, to work the cleanser into the skin.
    Since these are a bit tougher, they might work better with oily and combination skin since these skin types usually have a bit more oil to go through and therefore are a bit tougher.

  • Wipes
    When talking about cleansing wipes, words get thrown around, and a heated argument starts. Some people swear by them, and most professional dermatologists swear to burning them. Besides being bad for the environment, wipes only remove visible pollutants on the face. That means you get no “real” cleansing done when using these. In their defense, they are super easy to use, and it is still better to cleanse with a wipe than not clean your skin at all.
    These usually suite all skin types, but be careful not to tug too much on your skin when using them.

DO I NEED IT & WHEN SHOULD I USE IT?

Cleansing is the most important step to skincare. No matter if it is makeup, sunscreen or dirt we have on our face, cleansers take care of it.

Usually you cleanse your face in the morning when you wake up to remove oil and sweat from the night.
In the evening before going to bed, you do it to take the makeup, sunscreen, dirt and pollutants off.
It might also be a good idea doing it after a workout, to make sure you get all the sweat off your skin.

Just make sure you don’t cleanse your face too often since it can dry out or irritate your skin if you touch and tug at it too much.

What cleanser you need might depend on skin type, what consistency you want it to have, and what you want it to do to your skin. Even though some types of cleansers might overall be good for one skin type, remember to look at the product too, often it says on there which kind of skin type it is ideal for.

If you wish, you can also watch this series on my YouTube Channel.

If there is some type of skincare you would like explained, tell me in the comments and we will get to it.

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time!

The ´Myself Zone´ Goodiebox Review – October 2020

The ´Myself Zone´ Goodiebox Review – October 2020

For October’s Goodiebox we are entering the ´Myself Zone´

Everything has an opposite. Day and night. Sweet and salty. Naughty and nice.
We think it is important to take all the sides we got, and do exactly what feel good.
And what better time to do it, other than with this month’s double-sided box. Then you can choose which side you like the most.
With this box you can pep things up or tone them down.
Don’t have a bad conscience over being in your zone together with your friends, drinking one whole bottle of wine. And don’t have a bad conscience over needing to zone out and use the day laying down.
Again, it’s all about taking both sides and do whatever makes you get into your zone.
Enjoy this month’s box!

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Makeup Explained – Face Primer

Makeup Explained – Face Primer

Today, we are starting a new series! The topic is Makeup, and I will explain, exactly what it is and what to use it for.

Makeup can be a jungle to wrap your head around.
In this series we are looking closely at the different types of makeup products that exists.

Today our focus is all on Face Primer

WHAT IS A FACE PRIMER & WHAT DOES IT DO?

A face primer is a product, well. Going on your face.

Straight to the point, face primer is made to make your makeup last longer while looking smoother and better.
By filling in your pores and fine lines, it makes sure your face becomes as smooth canvas to work with. Besides helping smooth the skin, it also makes the makeup last longer, because the foundation goes on better on a readied face.

Overall, it helps ready your face for the makeup you are going to put on afterwards, no matter if it is a full face or just a bit of concealer.

WHAT TYPES EXISTS?

You can get a face primer with many effects.

Which one you need depends on your personal wants and needs.

  • Mattifying
    It helps reduce shine and controls sebum, and therefore makes the skin look more matte. Especially oily and combination skin types can use this type.

  • Colour-correcting
    These primers are tinted and therefore help deal with discoloration such as red or ashy skin. You can say that they “neutralize” the skin.

  • Hydrating
    These primers do just as they say; they hydrate and moisturize the skin.
    Especially good for dry or dehydrated skin.

  • Long-wearing
    The only thing with this primer is just as you might think. These types just wear longer than others; with some even wearing up to 15 hours.
    These fit all skin types, and mostly depends on how long you want it to wear.
  • Illuminating
    An illuminating primer usually contain shimmering particles that gives the skin extra radiance.
    Even though these can be used on all skin types, you might want to steer away if you have very oily skin, since the shimmer might make your skin look very wet or moist, if you produce excess oil.
  • Pore-minimizing
    The amazing thing about pore-minimizing primers is the name. It is psychically impossible to minimize pores, but this this name is living on in the industry; because who does not want smaller pores? These products may not be able to minimize the pores, but it can help reduce the appearance of pores, usually by filling them out.
    Usable for all skin types, but especially if you are tired of looking at your pores.

DO I NEED IT & WHEN SHOULD I USE IT?

The great think about primer is, that you do not need it. It might be nice to have, but as the makeup artists Tim MacKay has said, that in general if you prep, moisturize and treat your skin well, you don’t really need a primer.
Dr. Angela Lamb, the Director of the Westside Mount Sinai Dermatology Faculty Practice and Chief Technology Officer of the Dermatology Department has some thoughts about primers too. She is neutral about them, since it depends on what the ingredients are and what purpose they are trying to serve.

So overall if you get a good primer, it can help, and if you are in a pinch, it can help too. Overall skincare is the #1 way to get clear and smooth skin, so that comes first. I like using my primer, so I will keep on using that.

By now you might be able to make the connection, that primer is used before putting on your makeup. Easy as that.

If you wish, you can also watch this series on my YouTube Channel.

If there is some type of makeup you would like explained, tell me in the comments and we will get to it.

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time!

The ´When In Doubt, Dance It Out´ Box Goodiebox Review – September 2020

The ´When In Doubt, Dance It Out´ Box Goodiebox Review – September 2020

The September Goodiebox landed with me very recently and I was very excited to try these products.

This month’s box is called: When In Doubt, Dance It Out.

The general idea is: to be happy, means doing things that makes you happy. And therefore, we say: when in doubt dance it out.
Dancing releases feel-good endorphins that makes you relax and feel good in your body, and that makes you completely free from worried for a while.
With this month’s Goodiebox we encourage all women to stop worrying about others opinions and expectations. We need to stop worrying about what others think, and stand by ourselves.
You do you and own it. Less rules, more dancing.

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The ’Who Needs Tanlines Anyways’ Goodiebox Crush Box – September 2020

The ’Who Needs Tanlines Anyways’ Goodiebox Crush Box – September 2020

I recently signed up for the crush box with Goodiebox.
The reason? I love makeup, and it only costs me 99 DKK (13,5 Euro – 15,5 USD) every third month. It is a box filled with everything you need to make a completely new makeup look.

This seasons box is called “Who Needs Tanlines Anyways”.

The general idea is: who needs tan lines when you got autumns, soft sweaters, warm drinks and indoor hygge.

The feeling of the box is all about the feeling of autumn with a twist of summer. Therefore, a nature look with a hint of sunshine.

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W7 The Naughty Nine – Mid Summer Nights – Eyeshadow Palette review

W7 The Naughty Nine – Mid Summer Nights – Eyeshadow Palette review

At a short shopping trip to one of my favorite cheap shops here in Denmark, I stumbled upon this eyeshadow palette. I normally love eyeshadow, and I find palettes fun and exciting. This one looked very standard, but the colours were some of the ones I use on the daily (brownish that is).

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