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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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1. Travel pillow / Delsay (shop here), 2. Hand lotion / Nimue (shop here), 3. Perfume / Hérmes (shop here), 4. Nail polish / Essie (shop collection here), 5. Ultra facial moisturizer / Kiehl’s (shop here), 6. Cotton buds / Magasin du Nord (shop here), 7. Glow stick / Marc Jacobs beauty (shop here), 8. Lip balm / Kiehl’s (coming soon in DK), 9. Concealer true match / L’oréal Paris (shop here), 10. Chubby stick colour balm / Clinique (shop here), 11. Brow pencil / L’oréal Paris (coming soon in DK), 12. Disinfection gel / Matas MediCare (shop here), 13. Mouthwash / Naturvital (shop here)

Ahh at flyve langt. Enten elsker man det eller også hader man det – jeg har aldrig mødt nogen som havde lidt en “meh” mening om at flyve langt. Jeg personligt elsker at flyve langt, men jeg har også altid været meget glad for transport. Jeg elsker at køre og blive kørt, flyve yes, tog yes – synes det er så hyggeligt at være på tur. I morgen går turen til New York med Essie og jeg glæder mig SÅ meget. Det bliver så spændende og jeg skal afsted sammen med nogle super seje og dejlige damer. På billedet ser i det som jeg nærmest altid tager med mig i kabinen når jeg skal flyve mere end 5 timer – jeg vil rigtig gerne lige knytte en kommentar til alt på billedet så dem får i på engelsk nedenfor! Happy reading!

english: Ahh yes, long flights. Either you love it or you hate it – I have never met somebody who was like “mmm I don’t have an opinion about that” everybody does! I love long flights, but I have always been quite pleased with transportation. I love to drive and be driven, to take the train yes, to fly yes, anything moving is just yes! It’s so nice to be on a trip. Going somewhere. Tomorrow I am leaving for New York with Essie and I am so excited! It is some seriously cool ladies I will be traveling with and I can’t wait anymore! What you are seeing in the photo above are the things I never travel without if my flight is more than 5 hours long. I’ll just go through them real quick down below, enjoy!

1. Neck pillow I love you, I need you – just like it’s okay to dress (very) comfortable on long flights it’s also okay to have a relationship with your neck pillow. I love this one from Delsey, it’s soft and since I often travel in all grey it’s just the right shade of grey (yes it matters).

2. This handcreme, I use it all the time – I love it! I get so dry on flights. I just love to smear my hands in yummy cream and watch a movie! Can’t really touch the screen after applying though.

3. On to the facial products, I often travel with very little makeup on if I have far to go. I love to bring a few key items with me on board so I look fresh when I arrive. A little highlighter, a lip balm (or I die), brilliant true match concealer to hide the tired, a brow pencil because these babys don’t do them self and some kind of multi product. I love a good chubby stick, it can go on your lips, your eyelids and your cheeks. Win win!

4. Perfume – my god don’t ever be that douchebag who sprays perfume on a plane. Seriously that’s just mean – not everyone wants to smell like you and we are in a closed space. Thank you very much for your consideration. I found a solution though! Hérmes makes travel size perfumes that are for dabbing, not for spraying. Genius!

5. Nail couture by Essie is the best for flying because it doesn’t need a base coat just apply and you are good to go. This step is of course unnecessary if you are one of those cool, put-together people who always has their nails done. I envy you.

6. Moisture and more of it please. My skin needs a drink while flying so I always bring a great travel size moisturizer with me just in case. It’s also a good idea to bring if you apply makeup on the plane, that foundation has to stick to something.

7. If you travel with mascara on, please bring cotton buds. Nobody likes that ugly black mascara fall out dust under the eyes and especially not yourself when you look in a mirror. Remember that scene from “the wedding date”? Yep, just saying.

8. Mouthwash is always a quite nice thing to bring if you are not a “travel with your toothbrush” kinda gal. These little mouthwash’s are often at hotels, right there to grab and go. Just do it! Last but not least, the disinfectant gel – just because it’s wise. No sickness on vacation please!

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Runway makeup look at Cecilie Bahnsen CPHFW AW17 by Sine Ginsborg for L’oréal Paris

Location: Copenhagen
Photo by Mikkel Tjellesen

Du tror kun det handler om kollektionen, gør du ikke? Det er tøjet som bære det hele. Men hvis du virkelig kigger efter når musikken spiller så er det “hele looket” som gør modeshowet til en succes. Ikke kun skoene, ikke bare kjolen men også neglelak farven, læbestiften og håret. Det er alt sammen en stor pulje af lækkerhed som skal smelte sammen til perfektion før showet kan få top karakter. Cecilie Bahnsen havde hendes debut under Københavns modeuge med hendes AW17 kollektion. En kollektion som ikke kun havde et fantastisk udtryk i tøjet men som også havde en afrundet og smuk makeup. En makeup som jeg personligt blev meget draget af og gerne ville dykke ned i. Sine Ginsborg, key makeup artist for L’oréal Paris i Danmark beskrev looket for mig som “rosy renaissance” – et møde mellem det drengede og det pigede. De underspillede lyserøde kinder, læber og øjenlåg reflekterer kollektionens feminine former, blonderne og de forskellige teksturer. Den maskuline midterskilning og de vilde øjenbryn er kontrasten til de bløde, lyserøde univers. Det maskuline giver sig også til kende i kollektionen i form af de rå kanter og vandre støvler. Jeg er helt vild med det her dewy, glossy look – det passede smukt til kollektionen og gav det hele lige dét ekstra. Et stort fedt 12 tal fra mig!

english: You think it only matters about the clothes right? But if you really take a hard look at the fashionshows, it’s the “whole look” that makes it great. Not just the shoes, not just the dress but also the nail color, the lipstick and the hair. It’s all a big round of yum that needs to be done just right for the show to get a top grade! Cecilie Bahnsen had her debut at Copenhagen fashionweek with her AW17 collection. A collection with not only an amazing expression in the clothes but also with a well rounded and beautiful makeup. A makeup I personally wanted to take a closer look at. Sine Ginsborg, key makeup artist for L’oréal Paris in Denmark described the look as “rosy renaissance” a meeting between the boyish look and the pink, flushed details. The subtle pink cheeks, lips and eyelids is a reflection of the feminine shapes, the lace and the textures of the collection. The boyish hair and bushy eyebrows is the contrast to the girly. Also found in the rough edges and the hiking boots. I absolutely loved the dewy, glossy look – it complimented the collection greatly. A+ from here! 

Runway photos from Copenhagen Fashionweek

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BOTANICALS IN PARIS

Attending the Botanicals fresh care launch in Paris

 Location: Paris
Photo by me
Photos taken with Canon GX

Det er ikke tit jeg fortæller ordret om et produkt. Faktisk er det sjældent at jeg går super meget i dybden med hvad det kan og hvorfor. Egentlig mest fordi jeg ikke vil skrive tekster side op og side ned – jeg ved jer som er virkelig interesseret i ingredienser, egenskaber osv nok skal undersøge det selv. Nogengange har man bare brug for nogen siger god for et produkt og det er det jeg er her for – selvfølgelig med min egen mening i højsæde. Dog når nogen gør noget exceptionelt synes jeg det skal nævnes. Når nogen gør det godt skal de have et klap på skulderen ergo dette blogpost. Jeg er i Paris med L’oréal til lancering på deres nye hårpleje linje “Botanicals fresh care”. En serie som jeg har glædet mig meget til at præsentere da jeg synes den er helt unik. Jeg er hverken frelst eller veganer, jeg sortere kun mit affald sporadisk og jeg køber med hjertet. Ikke altid med den grønne del af hjernen selvom jeg godt ved jeg burde. Derfor synes jeg det er fantastisk at et så stort et hus som L’oréal vælger at lave en serie som denne. En serie som tager ansvar, en serie hvis emballage er lavet af 100% genanvendt plastik, en serie som er silikone, parabene og farve fri. Sidst men ikke mindst er L’oréal gået i tæt samarbejde med de landmænd som har særlig forstand på de forskellige hovedingredienser i serien for at sikre højeste kvalitet. Hvis det ikke kræver en omtale så ved jeg ikke hvad gør. Der skal deles high fives ud til de store korporationer som tager ansvar for den verden vi lever i. Botanicals består af 4 serier som passer til 4 forskellige hårtyper, lavet af 4 forskellige hovedingredienser. I kan få fingrene i Botanicals i butikkerne NU og ellers læse mere om produkterne og de enkelte serier her. God fornøjelse!

english: It’s not often I tell the whole story of a product. Actually it’s quite rare that I go into details about what it does and how it works. Mostly because I dont want to write a novel and I know you who really want to know about the specifics will look them up yourself. Sometimes what you need is just for someone to say yes or no to a product – of course always with my own opinion at heart. That’s what I am here for. But an exception must be made when someone goes that extra mile. High fives must be handed out – and that I what I intend to do in this blogpost. I am currently in Paris with L’oréal attending the launch of their newest green baby “Botanicals fresh care”. A series of products that I have been looking forward to sharing with you as it is totally unique! I am not vegan, nor am I very good at sorting my trash and I always buy with my heart and not so much with the green side of my brain. Which I should I know. BUT this is why I think it’s absolutely amazing when a huge corporation like L’oréal launches a product line like this. A product line that cares for the earth we live on, a product line with packaging made of 100% recycled plastic, a line that is paraben, silicone and colorant free and last but not least a product line created closely with the farmers who harvest the key ingredients to secure high quality material at all time. If that does not deserve a mentioning I dont know what does . High fives all around to corporations who take responsibility. Botanicals contains 4 different series each custommade to cover 4 different hair needs and of course with the use of 4 different key ingredients. Botanicals is available NOW and if you want to know more about the product lines you can have a look here. Enjoy!

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Colorista launch in Stockholm with L’oréal Paris

 Location: Stockholm
Photo by Lasse Bak Mejlvang

Min rejse sæson er officielt begyndt! Første stop var Stockholm i går med L’oréal Paris til lancerings event på deres nye hårfarve linje, Colorista! En blanding af forskellige hårfarve produkter, både semi permanent og permanent men også nogle fede sprays som går ud efter kun én hår vask. Jeg var live på L’oréal’s danske facebook side i går hvis i vil se lidt mere om hvordan jeg fik farvet mit hår med blå striber. Det blev ret sejt! Både Sverige, Norge, Findland og Danmark var repræsenteret ved eventet – vi fik en masterclass i hårfarvning, fik lov til at male med spray paint og alverdens andre aktiviteter. Vildt dejlig dag med massere af farve på! I dag står den på lidt arbejde, så frokost og så en tur hjem igen til København! Næste uge – Paris!

english: My travel season has officially been kicked off! First stop was Stockholm yesterday with the L’oréal Paris team as we celebrated the launch of their new hair coloring universe, Colorista! A mixture of different coloring solutions such as semi permanent color, permanent color and also these amazing sprays that wash out after only one wash! I did a live stream on the danish L’oréal facebook page so if you want to see how I got blue stripes in my hair, go check that out! It turned out pretty cool. All the nordics were represented at the event, we had a masterclass in hair dyeing, got to spray some longboards with spray paint and so many other things I can’t list them all, it was so much fun! Today we are just going to work alittle, then have a quick lunch and home we go again. Next week – Paris!

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