Category Archives: Favourite product

Favourite product: Naked orange blossom shower gel

I was browsing the shelves at Boots yesterday, looking for a new and less expensive shower gel that could replace my now empty Weleda Wild Rose Shower Cream.

Boots don’t stock too many skin & eco-friendly natural products, but I already knew where I was heading: to the shelf with Naked body care products. All their products are 97% natural and free from parabens, SLS and  petrochemicals. And they’re very affordable.

I was just about to grab their Love Me Naked rose body wash, but then I smelled this one for sensitive skin called Take Care and had to buy it.

It’s scented with orange blossoms and the delicate smell instantly took me back in time to ages ago when I was working as an au-pair in Paris. When I prepared strawberries or crêpes or for the kids I would always sprinkle them with l’eau de fleur d’oranger – orange blossom water. Pure nostalgia. Price £3.99.

Naked make loads of other products (unfortunately most Boots only stock a small selection). So far I’ve only tried their shampoo + conditioner for coloured hair, which I didn’t exactly love. But the shower gels are great. The next thing I’m going to try out is their witch hazel toner.

Click here to check out Naked’s whole product range (they do free UK delivery on orders over £20.

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My favourite toner: Neal’s Yard Rose Water

Let me introduce you to my favourite toner: this one from Neal’s Yard Remedies.

The British company, known for their lovely blue bottles, specialises in organic, herb-based products for face, hair, body, baby etc. They don’t believe in animal testing, synthetic colours, parabens etc. and their products are still quite affordable. They have shops all over London and you can find them here.

I use the rose water in the morning after the shower and in the evening after removing make-up. It also comes in a lavender version.

Neal’s Yard Rose water, £9.75. Buy it online here.

Favourite Product: DuWop Cheek Venom

Foto: Mette Bassett

Det lyder giftigt, men amerikanske DuWop’s Cheek Venom er, lige som deres legendariske Lip Venom, fri for skadelige tilsætningsstoffer og ikke testet på dyr. Jeg foretrækker creme-blushere, da de holder hele dagen og i selv den værste sommervarme, og da jeg også er fan af koral-farven (bl.a. i form af den fantastiske MAC lip conditioner) røg denne Lip Venom i farven “Diamondback” straks i kurven.

Jeg elsker den fine, lidt glimtende farve, og cremen dufter dejligt spearmint-agtigt, kildrer og køler lidt på kinderne, og skulle efter sigende både pleje og pifte dem op. Og så varer den simpelthen for evigt. Den fås også i farven Sidewinder, der er lidt mørkere og mere nude. Pris 24 dollars. Kan købes på nettet her eller på ASOS. Og sådan ser den ud “in action”:

English: I prefer cream blushers as they stay on the whole day, even in the worst humid summer heat. My absolute favourite is American Duwop’s Cheek Venom in the coral pink “Diamondback” (looking for a great coral colour for the lips to go with it? try this). DuWop are famous for their legendary lipglosses and plumpers called Lip Venoms. The products are, despite the dangerous name, free from any nasty additives and not tested on animals.

Last but not least, this product simply lasts forever – I bet you’ll have to throw it away not because it’s empty but because it’s getting to old. The blusher also comes in the colour “Sidewinder”, described as a “gorgeous nude flush”. Costs around 24 dollars. Buy it online here. Here’s how it looks on the skin:

Foto: Mette Bassett

Eve Lom Kiss Mix

Jeg fik denne dejlige Eve Lom Kiss Mix læbepomade i fødselsdagsgave for nylig, og den er så fantastisk. Den er uden farve, men giver læberne fin glans, og så indeholder den UV-filter og kølende menthol og Zinc oxide, der lindrer ru vinterlæber. Pris 12.50 pund. Jeg kendte ikke til det London-baserede mærke, men bag det står en af branchens mest respekterede hudspecialister. Læs meget mere og shop amok på www.evelom.com

In English: My friend gifted me with this wonderful Eve Lom Kiss Mix lip balm for my Birthday. It’s just great. It’s colourless/transparent but gives your lips some extra shine and the menthol and zinc oxide soothes sore winter lips. It also protects them from the nasty UV rays. Price 12.50. Read more about the London-based and very acclaimed brand on www.evelom.com

Yndlingsprodukt: MAC lip conditioner

Foto: Mette Bassett

Det har taget mig over et år at nå ned til bunden på min første bøtte MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner i farven ‘Gentle Coral’. Jeg har allerede købt en ny, der står klar i kulissen, så god er den.

Jeg er ikke den store fan af læbestift, da jeg i forvejen har ret farvede løber.  De fleste lipgloss synes jeg er for klistrede og skinnende, så for mig er denne farvede læbebalsam den perfekte middelvej. Den gør læberne dejligt bløde og beskytter mod udtørring, selv i vintervejr, har solfaktor 15 og dejlig let duft og smag. Og så pifter den ansigtet op med lidt kulør uden at overdøve. Fås i 6 forskellige nuancer. Pris 10.50 pund. Køb den her.

In English: I’m just about to finish my little pot of MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner  in the ‘gentle coral’ colour. It has taking me more than a year to get to the bottom of it and I’ve already bought a replacement, that’s how much I luv it.

I’m not really a lipstick person as my lips are already quite dark and too much colour doesn’t really suit me, neither does yucky sticky shiny lip gloss. So this is the perfect alternative. It soothes and moisturizes your lips and protects them from the sun (spf 15), smells and feels lovely and leaves just the perfect amount of colours on my lips.

I comes in 6 different colours and costs 10.50 pounds.  Buy it here.

Foto: Mette Bassett

 

Favoritprodukt: Never A Dull Moment fra Origins

Foto via origins.co.uk

Når det gælder morgen- & aftenrutinen med at rense ansigtet, så har jeg de sidste mange, mange år sværget til Origins “Never A Dull Moment” geléen. Den dufter dejligt, skummer lige så dejligt og så udtørrer  den ikke huden, men efterlader den frisk og uden spor af makeup.

Og den svider ikke i øjnene, så er man løbet tør for øjenmake-up-fjerner, kan den også bruges dér i en snæver vending. Plus den er super drøj.

In English: My favourite facial cleanser is without a doubt Origins “Never a Dull Moment”. I smells wonderful, produces a light foam when mixed with water, and it removes all dirt and make-up without drying out my skin. Plus it lasts forever.

And it doesn’t even hurt if you accidentally put it in your eyes.