TOP 5 LIP BALMS | REVIEW

It’s that season again my friends. Time to dig out those lip balms from your purses. It’s been such a wonderful summer in Copenhagen and I am sure we will have a beautiful (and hopefully wet) fall. Fall also means dry lips to most of us so I have taken on the mission of finding the absolute best lip balms out there and I have to tell you, the race is tight. We are so lucky, in this day and age, that there are ALOT of great products on the market. But then, which one is for you? Which consistency do you like and are you more of a longlaster or do you like to apply more often? I have chosen 5 great candidates in different price ranges and tested them out for you. Read below to find out more! Enjoy!

Balance me / Stellar balm
(shop here)

Let’s start off with a bit of a multi product. Balance me has this amazing “Stellar Balm” in their product line that can be used as a lip balm, a cuticle balm, to heal a mosquito bite or to even take care of a cold sore. The balm is very stiff and almost dry to start of with but becomes completely buttery when you start warming it up. I love using it as a lip balm when my lips have been exposed to cold weather or after a night on the town where your lips (and body) is heavily dehydrated. It’s also complete genius as your “winter balm” if you live in places where the weather gets below zero. The last plus I want to give this balm is that it’s more than affordable and you get a great product for the price!

Sensai / Lip treatment
(shop here)

On quite a different (financial) note, here is one of the heavy players. Sensai’s lip treatment is an absolutely amazing product. It can be used both as a everyday lip balm but also as an intense night treatment that goes on your lips but also around them. It’s quite an expensive product but it’s also a large lip product that will last you a long time. The consistency is silicone like, smooth and shiny and looks great during the day. The lip treatment is one of my all time favorites and is really a game changer within lip care. If you are a beauty nerd this product is definitely for you.

Petrolium jelly / Vaseline

Ahhh an oldie but goodie, or should I say goldie. In my world, nothing beats the good old fashioned petrolium jelly or vaseline as it’s also called. It’s sold practically everywhere, it’s cheap and often comes in all shapes and sizes. I believe it to be all healing. I apply it to my lips, to my hands, to my feet – even to my entire face if it’s having a REALLY dry day. It’s available at your local supermarket or your local pharmacy. You can never have too much vaseline in your bathroom cabinet. So basically this is just a survival tip and not so much a beauty tip. You can never have too much, I’m telling you!

Xellence / Lip conditioner
(shop here)

The lovely brand Xellence has made a really good lip balm also that is made from Shea butter, almond oil and bees wax (among other things). It has no perfume and has a wonderful long lasting wear. It’s creamy but firm and I love the packaging it comes in. I have used this balm mostly at the gym because it doesn’t run anywhere and it doesn’t feel heavy – plus it lasts the entire time I’m there so I don’t have to reapply. It’s a good middle price and very good for the money.

L:A Bruket / Lip balm
(shop here)

Swedish L:A Bruket has made a wonderful stick lip balm in beautiful crisp packaging (as they always do their products). It’s packed with good ingredients such as almond and coconut oil. It’s easy to fit in any purse and has a good price point. This product is for you who likes a light layer of balm on your lips and who also likes to apply multiple times through out your day. It’s quite affordable and a has a lot of product in just one stick.

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LONDON BODY L.A HEART

Sweatshirt / Frame at Zalando (shop here), Skirt / Wood Wood, Sneakers / Yeezy, Beltbag / Gucci (shop here)

Location: London, UK
Photo by Laura / Couturekulten.dk
Photos taken with Canon 5D

I have been traveling so much lately I feel like my head is spinning. Cannes, China, London – then home to my parents for a quick visit and so on and so on. It’s so much fun but also exhausting! I found it kind of funny that I was wearing an LA sweatshirt in London, it’s almost like I carry that city with me everywhere I go. Anyway, now it’s Copenhagen fashion week and then there will be more traveling in September. Talk soon babes!

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IN COLLABORATION WITH DELSEY
TURENNE PINK SERIES
Shop here, here and here

I am wearing
Blazer of own design, T-shirt / Supreme x North face, Shorts / Lee (vintage), Loafers / Gucci (shop here)

Location: Beijing, China
Photo by Frederik Jernov 
Photos taken with Canon 5D mark 2

July is always the big travel month of the year. And that is even though it’s been unusually warm in Denmark these past few months. Wow even just writing that sentence was kind of strange, what’s up with this sunny wonderfulness Denmark?! Copenhagen has been just delightful since I returned from Bali, amazing. Anyway – july is the big travel month of the year for my country. Everybody is on summer vacation and it leaves my Copenhagen kind of quiet. That is of course except the high pressure tourist points like Nyhavn, Strøget and so on – but I try not to go there anyway. But residential wise, it’s kind of quiet here. 

As you probably know by now, one of my favorite things is my luggage. I am obsessed with luggage and I feel so blessed that my Delsey family lets me borrow different ones all the time! It’s like I get to go shopping every time before vacation! New new new. When I traveled to China I was so lucky that I got to travel with chic barbies suitcase – the Turenne in pink. It actually worked out perfectly because in my mind, this pink, is very asian and I was right. I have never seen so many pink suitcases as I have at arrivals in Beijing’s international airport. So I felt right at home as I dragged them outside of my hotel and out into a roundabout to shoot these photos. A tiny tip though – if you get yourself a pair of pink babies like these be smart and buy some of their luggage covers because this color is precious. Enjoy!

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Micellar water / La Mer (shop here), Liquid highligher / Giorgio Armani (shop here), Eyemask / Birgitte Herskind, Anti-pollution tonic / Dr. Scheller (shop here), SPF 30 face lotion / Moroccanoil sun (shop here), Glow kit (moon child) / Anastasia Beverly hills (shop brand here), Perfume (si passione) / Giorgio Armani (shop here) , Face oil / Kora Organics (shop here), Lavender mist / Kora Organics (shop here), Setting powder / Marc Jacobs (shop here), Heal balm / Skagen Seaside (shop here), Pot Rouge / Bobbi Brown (shop here), Shimmer scrub / Frank Body (shop here), Hand creme / LA Bruket (shop here), Hair oil / Hair Lust (shop here), Face mask / The Oozoo (shop here), Shampoo and conditioner / Björn Axén (shop here and here)

IN COLLABORATION WITH DELSEY
Beauty bag / Delsey (shop here)

To pack the perfect beauty bag can be difficult. There is NEVER enough room, the beauty bags are never tall enough for full size products and to be honest, it’s hard to find a pretty one. It’s often that they smothered in all kinds of weird print, or very strong colors and they never match the luggage which for someone with OCD (like me) can be almost devastating. In collaboration with my favorite luggage brand, Delsey, I will today share with you how I pack my beauty bag and also what I put in it. The first photo shows all that I can fit in my beauty bag, it’s everything from sheet masks to full size hair and face products. I am not big on compromising when it comes to the products I bring traveling. I don’t wanna miss anything and I don’t like buying all kinds of little plastic travel sizes. There is enough plastic in the world as it is. When I travel I need everything from my favorite shampoo to my La Mer micellar water and luckily this beauty bag from Delsey allows me to bring it all. It also embraces perfumes, face mists, hair oils and eye masks. Secured with a strong zipper and wipeable material it’s a perfect travel buddy. Shop both products and bag via links above! Enjoy friends!

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10 THINGS TO KNOW WHEN TRAVELING TO CHINA

Traveling far away can be scary, I always have a ton of things I google before going somewhere new! Like how clean is the drinking water, will I feel safe in the streets or will I need an adapter for my electronics? SO therefore I made a little guide to all of you traveling to China, with some of my observations that I made while I was in Beijing. Enjoy! 

1. You dont need an adapter – you’re welcome.

2. Download the app “express VPN” from home and remember to create an account while still in europe / US otherwise it doesn’t work. VPN is important for those who wants facebook, instagram and google to work on their phones. Google maps is a very helpful app to have at hand.

3. You CAN drink the water if it’s been boiled but it’s also really cheap to drink water from bottles. Actually beverages in general is pretty cheap!

4. Not many people speak english in China, so for your own sake download the translater app. It’s clever because you just write what you want on the screen and it comes out in Chinese and you can show them. They’re very helpful when they understand you.

5. If you wanna beat jetlag, sleep on the whole flight there. You will land in the morning and have the whole day ahead of you so if you dont sleep you’ll be tired beyond belief for what feels like days!

6. 3likeHome works in China! HALLEJUA! And well even!

7. Public transportation works REALLY well! The subway of Beijing is the cleanest I’ve ever seen, the long distance trains too and everything leaves and arrives on time. Works perfectly! Also it feels very safe, there is security everywhere and people are very calm and collected. I never felt unsafe, not even once.

8. Always remember that there is a Chinese price and a tourist price when you go to markets. Don’t be afraid to bargain, they expect it from you!

9. Remember to bring pollution friendly skincare products – I don’t care if you’re a guy or a girl, the smog level in the big cities is even worse than you can imagine and your skin will suffer!

10. Please be prepared that photos will be taken. I have never been photographed as much as in China – and I have a feeling it’s not just because I am a ginger. It seemed that if you’re not Chinese, you’re interesting.

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