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KETCHUP RED | MAKEUP LOOK

Products used: O!MEGA lash mascara in Garnet / Marc Jacobs (shop here), Highliner matte gel eyeliner in Fine Wine / Marc Jacobs (shop here), Infaillible blush paint in Ambers / L’oréal Paris (shop here), Lacquer lip paint in 101 and 102 / L’oréal Paris (shop here and here), Clear brow gel / Anastasia Beverly Hills (shop here)

Location: Los Angeles, California
Photo by Sebastian / Jesuissebastian.com
Photos taken with Canon 5D 

I am wearing: T-shirt / Thrasher, Jeans / Asos (shop here), Boots / Balenciaga (shop here)

L.A er hvor jeg bliver ladt op med inspiration. Alt jeg ser bliver til en idé. Atmosfæren, menneskene, farverne. Oh ja, alle farverne. Jeg får lyst til at male alt omkring mig i stærke farver, får i det hele taget bare lyst til at dyppe mig selv i farver. Stærkt farvet tøj, statement smykker – forskelligt farvet makeup? Kæmpe ja tak til det sidste! Jeg er helt forelsket i trenden om at bruge stærke farver i sin makeup. Dette makeup look er inspireret af farverige Venice Beach. Jeg har brugt en næsten ketchup farvet eyeliner og mascara for at gøre mine øjne super blå. Jeg har brugt en lettere koldt farvet blush direkte på mine kindben og hele vejen op til mine tindinger for at indramme ansigtet og virkelig lade blushen komme til sin ret. Den skal ikke have for lidt! På læberne har jeg blandet to lip paints, en beige og en nude bær farve. Den kombination er simpelthen så smuk synes jeg, lige til at bide i! Yum! Er jeg den eneste som er sulten?

english: L.A is inspiration central for me. My mind just wanders with everything I see. The vibe, the people, the colors. Ah yes the colors. I get a serious desire to paint everything around me in strong colors, I get a desire to dip myself in color actually. Strong colored clothes, statement jewelry – fun colored makeup? Hell yes to the last one. I am all over bold makeup these days. This look was inspired by the bold colors of Venice Beach. I used an almost ketchup colored liner and mascara to make my blue eyes pop. A strong trace of cool colored blush lined directly on the top of my cheekbones and going up into my temples for a strong outline of the face. For the lips I mixed a beige and a berry nude – I love the combo, it’s what I would call “bite-able”. Yum! Anybody else feeling hungry?

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American beauty favorites 2017
by Maria Jernov

Kan i gætte hvor jeg skal hen næste gang? Til det store røde, blå og hvide! Mit yndlings land, også det land som indholder nogle af mine absolut favorit makeup brands i verden. Som en lille opvarmning til min kommende tur har jeg samlet nogle favoritter fra mine amerikanske favorit mærker som jeg nedenfor giver en lidt mere detaljeret forklaring på. Glæder mig til at dele min tur med jer!

english: Can you guess where I am going next? The big red white and blue! My favorite country, also a country that holds some of my absolute favorite brands in the world. I have gathered some of my favorites from my favorite american brands (that was a lot of F’s) – as a small warm up for my upcoming trip. I look forward to sharing my trip with you!

Essie

This one you know, I am sure of it. Hands down one of the absolute best nail polish brands in the entire world. It’s not “just” the product that makes it so special to me it’s also the color range. You can get absolutely any color you might like, everything you imagine you want is already made and right there for you. Growing up as a beauty craving teenager I couldn’t get enough Essie and now that I am in my 20’s, well it hasn’t really changed. Here are some of my current favorites;

1. Now and zen (shop here), 2. Spin the bottle (shop here), 3. Chinchilly (shop here)

Anastasia Beverly Hills

That highlight tho! Oh yes, Anastasia’s glow kits took the world by storm when they were first launched and mine too. I have used up several and is now getting started on their newest launch “the ultimate glow kit”. I can tell that this one is going to be just as much a favorite as the other ABH glow kits.

Ultimate glow kit (shop here)

Kiehl’s

Kiehl’s is still a new brand to me, I have only used it for about a year but it keeps surprising me. When you find a good moisturizer it kinda just gets stuck with you doesn’t it? No need to look any further, it’s just there for you. Through bad skin and good skin, sunburn and winter dullness. Well here is mine, for better and for worse!

Ultra facial deep moisture balm (shop here)

Maybelline

Maybelline is known for many iconic products, it’s a brand I have used all my life. I think most girls my age has used Maybelline all their life, it’s just a part of growing up in the 00’s I would say. Probably older generations too, but I will only speak for my own. My favorite products within the Maybelline family is their lipsticks. Not only are the formulas amazing (doesn’t matter if it’s creamy, glossy or matte – they are all great) but also their color range. You can find any color you could ever dream of! Some of my favorite shades at the moment are these;

1. 770 Mauve it (shop here), 2. 660 Touch of spice (shop here), 3. 560 Raw chocolate (shop here)

Marc Jacobs

I love it when a great fashionhouse spits out an amazing makeup brand. It kinda brings it all so nicely together. Being a bit more classic than the otherwise sometimes wacky fashion brand, Marc Jacobs beauty has launched many great products. I keep coming back to their velvet noir mascara. It’s just great, thats all.

Velvet noir (shop here)

NYX

Ah yes NYX. What more is there to say? It just rocks! I have loved it ever since I first tried it in America and was just longing for it to hit Denmark, and when it did – oh pure joy. So much imagination, so much fun and oh so good. The products are just so great, long lasting and well thought out. I also love their price range, so friendly to everybody who loves makeup! The lip liners at NYX was my first love affair with the brand so here you go – you are welcome;

1. Los Angeles (shop here), 2. Cannes (shop here), 3. Brooklyn Thorn (shop here)

Mario Badescu

Another great pharmacy brand that came out of New York, Mario Badescu is an oldie but a goodie. Being quite the sensitive ginger, I have always been careful with what I use on my face. Mario Badescu is gentle yet effective. This buffering lotion has saved my face from lumps and bumps many times.

Buffering Lotion (shop here)

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MASHA MA at Paris Fashionweek
Hair and makeup by L’oréal Paris

Location: Paris
Photo by Herteleer Studio

Jeg er besat med blå lige for tiden, er også besat med farverige eyeliners og seje lokker. Arbejder på lige nu at lave et look som kan matche Masha Ma’s vilde verden, det er ikke så nemt som man tror. Altså hvor jeg beundre de seje makeup dare devils. De udstråler så meget sej energi! Håret og makeuppen ved Masha Ma’s show i Paris var prop fyldt med inspiration, det var bare at åbne øjnene og suge til sig! Der var alt lige fra stærkt farvede eyelinere til bløde bærfarvede læber og bare ansigter. Elskede også hvordan de brugte meget model agtige piger (du ved hvad jeg mener) men også ret utraditionelle piger som havde piercinger og farvet hår. Jeg har samlet lidt produkter lige nedenunder alt det her bla bla bla så du kan blive inspireret endnu mere til dette farverige univers. God fornøjelse!

english: Current obsession, blue – also current obsession colored eyeliner and cool locks. I am currently working on developing a super cool look inspired by Masha Ma, but to be honest, it’s not that easy. Ahh how I admire the makeup dare devils. So much cool energy flowing from those vibrant colors! The Masha Ma hair and makeup was super inspiring during Paris Fashionweek, so much edge. From the bold eyeliners to pouty berry lips and bare faces. Also loved how they both used very model looking models (you know?) to more unconventional girls with piercings, colored hair and a fierce appearances. I have gathered a series of products below all this bla bla bla for you to get inspired to try more bold colors yourself! Enjoy!   

Product inspiration
Colorista spray in blue (shop here), Infallible eyeliner in turquoise thri (shop here), Color riche in rose (shop here), Cushion foundation in porcelain (shop here), Highlight liquid illuminator (shop here), Volume million lashes fatale (shop here

Runway photos
Satellite journal (see more looks here)

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Natural Coconut Water / My Coco (shop at 7-eleven), Travel size Green Smoothie, Chia to go, Green Protein  / FeinSTOFF (available at Magasin Du Nord), Raw blend Vitamin / Organic Human (shop here), Slow drink ’Balance’ / Organic human (shop here), Mag + (magnesium and vitamin B6 ) / Novovita (read more here), Craving Crusher / Vitaviva (shop here), Vitamin D3 / Vitaviva (shop here), Green Detox  / Vitaviva (shop here), Hair vitamins / Sugarbearhair (shop here)

At rejse kan virkelig slide på immunsystemet. Når nogen hoster på flyet, hvor bliver de bakterier så af? De ryger lidt rundt i luften og videre til den næste. Ad. Det er meget vigtigt for mig at passe ekstra godt på mig selv når jeg rejser fordi jeg er et af de der mennesker som bare ret nemt bliver syg, får uren hud og/eller bliver unormalt træt. Jeg forsøger altid at spise sundt når jeg rejser men lad os lige være helt ærlige, det er fanme svært. Hvor mange gange har jeg ikke stået i en lufthavn hvor det eneste mad der var, var en slatten, oversmurt, ulækker sandwich eller en smattede “salat”. Der er ikke tal på hvor mange gange. Nogengange er der også kun chips og slik. WTF? Disse ting er nogle jeg normalt vil tage med mig når jeg rejser. Ved godt det er ret meget men det er super vigtigt! Jeg er så forelsket i de her små rejsestørrelse vitamin pulvere. Så smart at man lige kan hælde lidt green protein i sin smoothie eller tilføje lidt flere chia frø. De passer lige i tasken! I kan læse om alle de forskellige vitaminer via linket ovenfor. Jeg må dog lige fremhæve Vita Viva’s craving crusher. Når jeg har haft en super lang dag vil jeg ofte gerne bare tilbage på hotellet og spise noget sødt eller salt og disse hjælper virkelig til at jeg ikke over snacker når jeg rejser. Det er genialt!

english: To travel can really tear on the imune system. Someone coughs on the plane, where does those germs go? Around in the system and on to the next one. Ew. It’s super important for me to really take care of myself when I travel as I am one of those individuals that easily gets sick, breaks out and/or become abnormally tired. I try to eat healthy while on the go, but lets be honest, that’s not always so easy. I can’t tell you how many times I have been standing in an airport where the only thing available was a soft, flobby sandwich or a greasy “salad”. Sometimes nothing at all, just chips and candy. WTF? These items are what I will normally bring with me when I travel. I adore the little travel size powders, it’s so easy to just pop in some green protein or add some extra chias when having a smoothie. They fit right in your purse. You can read about the different vitamins and what they do via the links above. I must point out one travel favorite though, the craving crusher by Vita Viva. When I have had a really long day on the go all I really want is just something sweet or salty so this craving crusher helps keep that little snag in the tummy in place so I don’t snack all the time. Brilliant. 

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Giambattista Valli beauty AW17 show
Location: Paris
Photo by Vogue US
Makeup by L’oréal Paris

Et af mine absolut favorit shows under modeugen i Paris var Giambattista Valli. Kollektionen var smuk, lokationen var ikonisk, håret var edgy og makeuppen var iøjenfaldende. Jeg var, før showet, backstage hvor jeg så hvordan den blodige læbe kom til verden. Jeg var vild med hvordan der blev brugt en lidt koldere rød læbestift med blå undertoner og ikke den klassiske, franske røde. Det passede helt perfekt til kollektionen og var særligt flot på brunetterne der gik showet. Huden var holdt dewy, klassisk og smuk, med buskede bryn og let bukkede øjenvipper. Stående bifald herfra!

english: One of my absolute favorite shows in Paris this season was Giambattista Valli. The collection was beautiful, the location was iconic, the hair was edgy and the makeup, eye catching. I was, before the show, backstage where I saw the bloody lip come to life. I love how they used a slightly colder red with blue undertones for the look instead of the classic french red. It complimented the collection just perfect and was especially beautiful on the brunettes that walked the show. The skin was kept dewy, classic and beautiful with bushy brows and lightly bended eyelashes. Applause from here! 

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Products used: Mascara / Marc Jacobs beauty (shop here), Mattifying base Infallible / L’oréal Paris (shop here), Brush / Idun (shop here), Lip balm / Erborian, Blush / Becca (shop here), Blending brush / Mac (shop here), Chubby stick / Clinique (shop here), Concealer perfect match / L’oréal Paris (shop here)

Location: Milan
Photo by Laura / Couturekulten.dk
Photos taken with Canon 5D 

I am wearing: Sherling coat / Designers remix (shop here), Checked shirt / Résumé (coming soon)

Mens jeg suser rundt i regnfulde Paris vil jeg lige dele mit makeup look fra Milano med jer. Det blev inspireret af bygningernes farver, min nye babylyserøde sherling jakke og det sprudlende forår i Milano. Jeg har lagt en mat base ved hjælp af den nye matterende primer fra L’oréal Paris, et beige øjenlåg og en koral farvet blush. Alt i Milano er lyserødt, beige og orange – så smukke farver sammen! Læberne har jeg holdt naturlige med et godt lag let farvet læbepomade og øjenvipperne er lange og feminine. God fornøjelse!

english: While I run around in rainy Paris I thought I would share my makeup look from Milan with you. Inspired by the colors of the buildings, my new baby pink sherling coat and spring in Milan. I did a mat base with the new mattifying primer from L’oréal Paris, a beige eyelid and a coral blush. Everything in Milan is pink, beige and orange – such lovely colors when blended! The lips I kept total natural with just a good layer of lightly tinted lipbalm and the eyelashes long and feminin. Enjoy!

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Location: Milan
Photo by Laura / Couturekulten.dk
Photos taken with Canon 5D 

Jeg troede altid at man kun kunne få føntørret hår med en rundbørste hos frisøren. “Der er da ingen som kan gøre det der hjemme” tænkte jeg. Men så prøvede jeg det. Nøglen til at gøre det der hjemme er ikke at gå i panik halvvejs. Det kan godt virke som en uoverskuelig process. Men fat mod! Bouncy, silke agtige lokker er lige om hjørnet hvis du bare tør springe ud i det. Efter jeg startede med at lave den her type hårstyling for ca et halvt år siden har mange spurgt mig om jeg har været ved frisøren. Men nej, det kan snildt gøres hjemmefra! Bare følg de forskellige steps nedenfor, de er skrevet på engelsk så alle kan være med.

english: I always thought that the round brush blowout was a salon thing. Nobody can do it at home was always my statement until I just went ahead and did it. The key is really just not to panic. Yes the brush will get tangled in your hair the first (and maybe the second time) you do it – but be brave! Great, silky, bouncy and beautiful hair is just around the corner. After I started doing this hairstyling about 6 months ago, people tend to ask me if I have just been at the salon. But nope, it’s all do able from your home office. Just follow the steps below, I hope you enjoy! 

Step 1

Always apply some sort of product before blowdrying (I mean ALWAYS). It’s important for the hair to have some sort of “help” when you apply heat. When I blow-dry my hair into a style I like to use a product that is specifically made to shape the hair during heat. Here I am applying the Moroccanoil Blow-dry Concentrate. Made specifically for frizzy unruly hair (like mine) making it easier to blowdry and brush through.

Step 2

I find it way easier to do my hair when I part it. It takes longer yes, but there is no time to be lazy with your hair. A great styling can last up to five days if you do it right the first time. Make it easy for yourself! I part my hair up to 8 times when I do this blow-dry routine and the end result always makes me happy I didn’t take the easy way out. If you don’t part your hair it will be less manageable.

Step 3

Ah yes, the most important step indeed. The blow-drying. First make sure to get yourself a killer brush. This is not where you want to save your money. You can have it for a very long time if you are good to it and it will make your job much easier. I use the 45mm Moroccanoil round brush made with wild boar hairs. It’s easy to use, it looks great and the ceramic center of the brush gives a 360˚ heat distribution. Genius. I always start from the roots and work my way down paying extra attention to the ends of my hair as I like that little swing at the end.

Step 4

Yes we are at that parting of the hair thing again. I always separate the dry hair from the wet hair. If you use a small plastic hair tie like this one it doesnt leave a mark your hair. Tying down your dry hair also makes it easier for you to keep on working on the wet areas.

Step 5

This step also applies if you dont have parted bangs like I do. Framing the face is key to this hairstyle. It’s what really gives that bouncy, beautiful shape to the hair. Part your front hair from the rest and brush it forward. Curl the brush up under it and onto your forehead. Don’t worry you won’t get a big curl in the middle of the face, not with this size brush. Apply heat from the root and out rolling the brush away from your face until you are satisfied.

Step 6

Let your hair loose and give it a break. Apply a styling cream with hydration if possible. The heat is tough on your hair, hand it a drink. I use the Hydrating Styling Cream from Moroccanoil starting at the roots of my hair and working my way down. I have a tendency to flyaways after a blow-dry but this cream really “calms” my hair down.

Step 7

Now this step is totally optional but I don’t think you can get enough volume so I like to tease the roots on top of my hair. Just to give that extra glam a shoutout. I use a fine teasing comb from Moroccanoil that also has a full head of wild boar hairs. Be aware though, this comb can really tease.

Step 8

For smoothing down flyaways and keeping the hair in check I use the Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray in strong. I am really not a hairspray girl I have to admit. I don’t like the stickiness, the smell or the final look of the hair. It’s always almost crunchy. But this hairspray leaves my hair smooth, soft and not on lock down. Finally!

Final look

Voila, the final look! Shake your head (and your booty) and let your hair have it’s own life. What I really love about this hairstyle is that even though it has a very “perfect” finished look, it just gets better and better during the day as it gets a little rough around the edges. I can have this hair for many days, it also looks great in a long silky ponytail. Remember to apply product during the days to smooth down or if you need a bit of a tease. I hope you liked this little step by step guide! Please find all products (with links) down below.

Products used:

Blow dry concentrate/ Moroccanoil (shop here, read more here), 45 mm round brush / Moroccanoil (shop here, read more here), Hydrating styling cream / Moroccanoil (shop here, read more here), Teasing brush / Moroccanoil (shop here, read more here), Luminous hairspray / Moroccanoil (shop here, read more here)

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Location: Milan
Photo by Laura / Couturekulten.dk & me
Photos taken with Canon 5D 

Et lækkert brand som Missoni har selvfølgelig også lækkert hår og lækker makeup. Jeg var så heldig at blive inviteret backstage af Moroccanoil for at fange dette kaos og se det blive til Missoni magi. Jeg tog Laura med mig så vi både kunne fotografere og filme samtidig (video coming right up!). Modellerne var søde, stemningen var afslappet næsten kontrolleret og rummet duftede af Moroccanoil’s ikoniske argan oil. Looket var rent og lod pigernes individuelle skønhed tale for sig selv. Håret var et klassisk, super skarpt, glansfuldt, venstre til højre sideskildnings look som fik alle modellerne til at se sunde og stilede ud. Den glans de havde var for vild. Hårstylisterne tog kedeligt (over ophedet) model hår og gjorde det til lange, silkeagtige lokker kun ved brug af et par produkter og en hårtørre. Jeg anede ikke at man kunne tørre allerede tørt hår? Who knew?! Kollektionen var så smuk. Farverig, legesyg og rigtig Missoni agtig. Det var en sand fornøjelse at være en del af denne oplevelse.

english: A yummy brand like Missoni of course also has yummy hair and yummy makeup. I was so lucky to be invited backstage by Moroccanoil to capture this controlled chaos turning into Missoni magic. I brought Laura with me so that we could both take pictures and film (video coming right up!). The models were sweet, the vibe was calm and the whole room smelled like Moroccanoil’s iconic argan oil. The look was clean, letting the girls’ individual beauty speak for it self. The hair was a classic sharp cut, super sleek, left to right parted look making the models look healthy and chic. The shine was incredible, I was mesmerized as the hairstylists transformed dull (over worked) model hair into sleek, long, shiny locks using only a few products and a good hairdryer. Who knew you can actually blow-dry already dry hair? The collection was absolutely beautiful. Colorful, playful and true Missoni. It was such a pleasure to be apart of this experience.

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Products used: Concealer pallet / Master camo (shop here), Concealer / Fit me (shop here), Lipstick / 165 Pink hurricane (shop here), Mascara / Lash sensational luscious (shop here), Highlighter / Master strobing liquid (shop stick here) All from Maybelline

 Location: New York
Photo by Lasse Bak Mejlvang

Lige så vigtigt som hvilket outfit du skal have på til fashionweek er, lige så vigtigt er dit makeup look, lige så vigtigt er dit hår. Det hele hænger sammen. Jeg ser et look som en cirkel, der er forskellige steps som skal fuldføres før det er komplet. Jeg har dedikeret et personligt makeup look til de 3 internationale modeuger jeg skal til og her er mit take på New York. Romantisk med kant er ikke kun inspirationen for looket men det er intet mindre end sådan jeg ser New York city. Smuk men flossede i kanterne. Looket er lavet med mat hud, highlighter på kindben, næse og overlæbe. Rosa kinder og en “uperfekt” læbe. Jeg har brugt læbestiften både på kinder og læber og har med vilje efterladt læberne lidt tørre. Jeg synes det giver et sundt vindblæst look som afspejler hvordan New York får mig til at føle. Jeg glæder mig til at vise jer mine looks fra Milano & Paris også. Knus til jer!

english: Just as important as what outfit to wear for fashionweek is, just as important is the makeup, just as important is the hair. It’s one big loop – complete only one and the cirkle is incomplete. I have dedicated one makeup look to each of the international fashion weeks that I will be attending and this is my take on New York. Romance with an edge is not just the inspiration for the look but in fact the way I see New York city. Beautiful but rough around the edges. The look is a combo of a matt finished and flawless skin with highlight on cheekbones, bridge of nose and upper lip. Rosy cheeks and “imperfect” lips. I used the lipstick on both cheeks and lips and have on purpose left the lips a little dry. I like the healthy “wind blown” look it gives. Just like New York can sometimes blow you away with their rough winds. I look forward to showing you my looks for Milan and Paris. Hugs to you all!

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Manicure at Paintbox using Essie polish
17 Crosby St, New York

 Location: New York
Photo by Lasse Bak Mejlvang

Essie polish used: After school boy blazer & Lady like
I am wearing: Résumé top, Ole Lynggaard & Bodil Binner jewelry

Så er vi ankommet og det føltes som om vi skal hjem igen lige om lidt. Det går alt for stærkt! Efter 8 timer i flyet røg vi direkte i en taxa, op på værelset med vores tasker og derefter havde vi de hyggeligste timer i den seje Paintbox nail salon som ligger lige ved vores hotel i Soho. Man fik en lille negle menu hvor man så kunne vælge hvilket negle design man ville have. Jeg gik efter et ret simpelt look i fine vinter farver. Lige noget for mig! De kommende dage står på shows, events og en hel masse flere spændende ting som jeg glæder mig til at dokumentere for jer. Stay tuned!

english: We have finally arrived! The hours are flying by and I feel like the trip is already ending! After a good 8 hour flight we went straight into a cab, then to our hotel and then we got to spend a couple of hours being pampered at the cute Paintbox nail salon just by our hotel in Soho. A small nail menu was presented and I choose a quite down to earth nail look kept in beautiful winter colors. Just how I like it! The upcoming days are filled with shows, events and a whole lot of exciting things I can’t wait to share with you! Stay tuned.

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