I started my day at the wonderful Boheme suite at Grand Hotel in Oslo, where I attended an event hosted by Mille Notti and Mildh Press. The suite had a gorgeous view overlooking Oslo (which I, of course, forgot to take a picture of). I always dress colorful, but the closer we get to summer, the more I try to incorporate colors and prints to my outfits. Colors that you think may not match, can actually be a cool combination. It’s all about the styling. I love a good clash of colors and prints! I also love to add plenty of accessories to my looks, and I often mix pearls with silver and gold.
Before I entered the world of fashion I could never imagine buying second hand, but now it is one of my favorite things to do. I love finding unique pieces that no one else has, and I notice that I value my vintage clothes and accessories a lot more than other stuff I own. There aren’t that many vintage shops in Oslo, unfortunately, but I do have a couple of favorites; Velouria Vintage, UFF Vintage, and Fretex. My best tips to you when buying vintage is to take your time. Do not rush it! I could probably spend hours in a vintage boutique because it really does take time to find the unique pieces that you want.
Vintage Coat from Fretex. Similar Coat: HERE / Vintage Flower Top from Fretex. Similar Top: HERE / Similar Headband: HERE / Vintage Bag from UFF Vintage / Vintage Pants from UFF Vintage. Similar Pants: HERE
The padded headband is definitely a trend that I’m loving! It reminds me of Gossip Girl (which is one of my favorite tv-series), and of course Blair Waldorf. I’ve actually bought one in every color you can imagine and planning to use them throughout the summer. The ‘tourist sandals’ are also on my dress code list this summer. They are easy to style, and also very comfy to wear.
It’s always hard to know what to bring in your carry-on when traveling because you don’t want to overdo it. I usually bring the smallest bag or suitcase that I have as a carry-on because I hate having too much with me on the airplane. The more stuff I bring, the more stressed I get. Besides bringing my passport, card and all insurance papers, there are some products and things that I cannot do without on a flight. These include sheet masks (yes, I am one of those who without embarrassment and hesitation put on a sheet mask, while the flight attendant looks at me and laughs), eye patches, hydrating mist, lip balms, hand and body lotion and of course a good book or a magazine.
There are several sheet masks on the market, and believe me, I have tried a lot of them. My favorite is the Lancome Genefique Hydrogel Melting Mask (if you haven’t tried the serum from this series you really should give it a go). I love how hydrated and glowing my skin looks after using this sheet mask. On the other hand, if you are one of those that are terrified of wearing a sheet mask in public, I can recommend using eye patches. My favorites are from Patchology. Patchology has a variety of eyepatches depending on your needs. My favorites for traveling are Illuminating Eye Gels and Flash patch 5 Minute.
Further, I also love Hydrating mists, and this is really a must for me. There’s nothing like the feeling of spending several hours on a flight, and feeling like your skin is crumbling. My favorite hydrating mists are; Tata Harpers Hydrating Essence. The Hydrating Essence is a lush spray that smells good and also hydrates the skin, and you can also use it over your makeup. The other hydrating mist that I am addicted to is Avènes Eau Thermale. Eau Thermale is thermal spring water that feels like magic on your skin. It soothes the skin and is perfect whenever my face needs a pick-me-up. Another must in my carry-on is lip balms. I always bring plenty, because I tend to always lose one whenever I’m traveling. My favorites are Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Treatment, Sisley´s Nutritive Lip Balm, and Le Labo’s Lip Balm. The Butterstick Lip Treatment from Kiehl’s is a new product this spring and it comes in a variety of colors. What I love about this news from Kiehl’s is that it gives my lips an intense amount of hydration and the color is almost transparent, but you can also build it up for full coverage.
I, like many others, am extremely devoted to having a good skincare routine. I really love to discover and try out new products and find the best products for my skin type. I do have combination skin, and can, therefore, struggle with oily skin, especially in the t-zone. This spring I have tested a variety of skincare products, which are both new to the market, but also existing ‘classics’.
BIOTHERM: Life Plankton Elixir is an exciting new serum from Biotherm. This is a serum that suits all skin types and should be used morning and evening. The reason why Life Plankton Elixir has become a favorite of mine is that it gives my skin a lot of moisture which results in soft and glowing skin.
ELIXIR: Niactil 4% is a product I have heard a lot about, but I didn’t give it a go before this spring. Niactil 4% has the same consistency and feel as a gel cream and feels incredibly comfortable on the skin. I use my Niactil as a day cream as it gives a lot of moisture and reduces the pores and it is also brilliant to use as a primer under makeup.
KORRES: Wild Rose Vitamin C Sleeping Facial Night Cream is perhaps my favorite product this spring. I have had problems with uneven skin tone as long as I can remember, and this cream from Korres has really done the job and it is also incredibly moisturizing.
KIEHL’S: Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution is also a product that is incredibly good if you have problems with acne scars or uneven skin tone. I use this serum both day and night and have seen major changes after use. Both acne scars become less visible and the skin tone evens out.