Tag Archives: Beauty

Happy Hair Days

Three months after giving birth, my hair started falling out faster than you can say “hair loss”. I guess the hair Elliot’s scalp has been sprouting recently has had to come from somewhere ūüôā

Previously I’d been using the Redken Extreme shampoo & conditioner in the hope that it’d work wonders on my hair. Well, it hasn’t. In fact I think it’s pretty crap, as I’ve spent every morning after the shower, desperately combing through my wet hair trying to detangle it before Elliot got bored of sitting in his bouncy chair.

So now I felt like treating my quickly receding hair line as gently and naturally as possible – no need to nuke the last remaining strands with parabens.

What I needed was a powerful de-frizzing shampoo and conditioner and when I spotted the Happy Hair Days products during my online shopping spree at Sainsburys I was intrigued. I love the quirky bottle designs and the fact that the products don’t contain parabens, SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) or SLES (Sodium Laureth Sulfate).

And the price, oooh the price is just fine: £3.99 per bottle. I chose the Blueberry & Pear smoothing shampoo & conditioner and it smells great. But there are many other cool combinations, like the Marshmallow & Coconut one for coloured hair, or the Rosemary & Mint thickening one.

I couldn’t find a website for the Happy Hair Days brand, but you can find them in Sainsbury’s and Boots.

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Organic Surge – beautifully cheap skincare with a conscience and without any nasties

I’ve been filling my shopping basket with award-winning Scottish brand Organic Surge’s facial creams the last two times I’ve been to Boots as they’ve had a very generous ¬†2 for ¬£8 offer going on. Normally the creams cost an also reasonable ¬£8 each.

I love everything about this brand: from the very low prices and aesthetically pleasing packaging to the gentle ingredients that are mainly organic and natural and free from parabens, sodium lauryl/laureth sulphate, synthetic perfume and other nasties.

What I also like is that they don’t test on animals and support charities. Every time you buy a product you contribute to support a vulnerable child in Africa.

Apart from the facial creams, which are really really good (and rose-scented), I also love their shower gels (£3.99). And they also do a range of shampoos and conditioners that I want to try out.

In the UK you can find Organic surge in Boots and in shops like Whole Foods, Waitrose and Fresh & Wild. And if you’re in Denmark you need to head for your nearest Matas, Coop or Helsam.

www.organicsurge.com

Yndlingsprodukt: MAC lip conditioner

Foto: Mette Bassett

Det har¬†taget¬†mig¬†over et √•r¬†at n√•¬†ned til bunden¬†p√•¬†min f√łrste¬†b√łtte MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner i¬†farven¬†‘Gentle Coral’. Jeg¬†har¬†allerede¬†k√łbt¬†en ny, der st√•r¬†klar¬†i¬†kulissen, s√• god er den.

Jeg er ikke¬†den store fan af l√¶bestift, da jeg¬†i¬†forvejen¬†har¬†ret farvede¬†l√łber.¬† De fleste¬†lipgloss¬†synes¬†jeg¬†er for klistrede¬†og skinnende, s√• for mig¬†er denne¬†farvede¬†l√¶bebalsam¬†den perfekte¬†middelvej. Den g√łr¬†l√¶berne¬†dejligt¬†bl√łde¬†og beskytter¬†mod udt√łrring,¬†selv¬†i¬†vintervejr, har¬†solfaktor¬†15 og dejlig¬†let duft¬†og smag. Og s√•¬†pifter¬†den ansigtet¬†op med lidt¬†kul√łr¬†uden¬†at overd√łve. F√•s¬†i¬†6 forskellige¬†nuancer. Pris 10.50 pund. K√łb 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

N√•r det g√¶lder morgen- & aftenrutinen med at rense ansigtet, s√• har jeg de sidste mange, mange √•r sv√¶rget til Origins “Never A Dull Moment” gel√©en. Den dufter dejligt, skummer lige s√• dejligt og s√• udt√łrrer¬† den ikke huden, men efterlader den frisk og uden spor af makeup.

Og den svider ikke i √łjnene, s√• er man l√łbet t√łr for √łjenmake-up-fjerner, kan den ogs√• bruges d√©r i en sn√¶ver vending. Plus den er super dr√łj.

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.