The green stuff every beauty junkie should know

I’ve tested many products over the years, but here’s some of my absolute favorites!

When I use the skincare products of the amazing Tata Harper, I truly see a difference on my skin. It looks firmer, smoother, and way much younger. I was lucky enough to get to meet her on a press launch, and she explained the reason for the effects so well; “In most conventional anti age products you have one, maybe two, maximum three active ingredients. The rest is just fillers. In my products, all the ingredients are active. We pack between 9 and 29 active ingredients in every bottle! Every ingredient has a specific purpose and delivers targeted results.” You gotta love that!

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Rms Beauty Lip2Cheek in the obscene dark flesh color Diabolique is the kind of product that makes you really hot – without really showing. As the name implies it can be used both as a glossy lipstick, and a beautiful cream blush. The lips looks like they’re dark and swollen from making out, or, you can layer it into a deep femme fatale plum. Thanks to Mette in Costume magazine for introducing me to this!

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As a makeup-artist, it goes with out saying that I ‘m passionate about highlight and shimmer. But let’s face it, it easily gets too much shimmer for real life. Especially when you’re no longer twenty. (It’s been a while since I passed twenty-something…) But Ilia Illuminator in the subtle shade Polkadots & Moonbeans, is the kind of a magical product that is super easy to apply, and does what it’s supposed to. Not too much, not too glittery. Just right, healthy, hydrated, can’t-quite-put-your-finger-on-it glow.

I love the products of One Love Organics. All of them. But Skin Savior Waterless Beauty Balm is my special sweetheart. If I’d have to do with one skincare product for the rest of my life, this would be it. It’s a true multi product, you see. I use it as a cleanser, moisturizer, SOS-balm on elbows, cuticles, lips, hands, etc. etc. I even use it as a face mask, that makes my skin firm, glowing and perfectly nourished. And don’t get me going about the smell! Our how tempting it feels! I’ve even tasted it. It tasted good.

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If you asked me earlier which in my big box of nail polish was the most beautiful, I would have refused to answer. Why choose between the beauties of colors, I adore them all, my answer would be. But that was before I encountered the green of all greens. That is the most perfect metallic emerald green I’ve ever seen. The name of the shade is “Laughin’ to the Bank” from Deborah Lippmann. So even though Deborah Lipmann is not a pure eco-brand, I justify my passion with the fact that it’s 5-free. Free of harmful substances like Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor and DBP, that is.

I’ve been experimenting a lot with alternative deodorants through the years, because honestly I think the whole concept of anti-perspirant is kind of creepy. If the theory of the body ridding itself of dirt and toxins through sweating is true, we don’t want block the shit inside, do we? Sounds like cancer to me. But, on the other hand, life’s too short to be a stinker. After several trials of mineral stones etc, (which works for a week or two, but somehow stops doing the job after that,) I’d really given up. I thought I’d have to try sweating my shit out in the privacy of Sundays instead. But then the miracle happened. Lene Jahren, founder of the organic beauty webshop pureskin.no, asked me if I wanted to test a deodorant cream from Soapwalla which had just arrived. And you know what? It worked! And it’s still working! It consists of vegetable powders, clays, lavender, peppermint and tea tree oils, it doesn’t crash with my perfume, and I don’t stink. And that’s how I fell in love with Soapwalla Deodorant Cream.

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OMG! I nearly forgot to tell you about this amazing body brush from Karmameju! Here it is:

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You’ve heard about all the benefits of body brushing, right? How the brushing of dry skin, from toes to top, boosts the energy, stimulates circulation, and helps the body getting rid of toxins and energy? Well, the Karmameju Recharge Ionic Body Brush maximizes the effects of this, through ions… something… The main points is that it works, OK?

THE END (FOR TODAY)

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