Tendency ; Ancient Remedies

You may know I’m a bit of a geek about beauty history, so when brands create products inspired by the ancient world or 19th-century glamour, I’m thrilled to bits. There’s been a bit of an upswing for these types of products recently, but I’ll include some classics as well. Queen of Hungary’s Water You may recognize this from the ultra-luxury Queen of Hungary face mist by Omorovicza, but this concotion...

Tendency ; Pastel Proclivities

Pastels are a tricky colour family. At once juvenile and matronly, reminiscent of childhood toys and grandma’s chintzy home decor. It’s candy and ice cream, Marie Antoinette, porcelain figurines and colour-matched 1950s dream kitchens all at the same time. You must admit that pastels are having a moment in contemporary culture – in fashion a mix of grandma-chic and girly nostalgia draws the appreciation of stylish young women. Brands like...

HIGHLIGHTS #3 2017

I went to see the Gerda Wegener exhibit at Millesgården in Stockholm with my friend Oli and it was so lovely, I just wanted to crawl into the frame of the paintings and live there! Gerda has come to some attention recently because of her wife and muse Lili Elbe – one of the first trans women to go through medical gender-affirming treatment. She modeled for many of Gerda’s paintings,...

More Vintage Beauty Treasures

One of my earliest posts is a little collection of vintage beauty products and packaging, and I have two new additions to the family! Well, I actually got these last fall, but they’re new to you. Most of my collection from the previous post were purchased on a summer trip to see my friend Mika in Karlskrona, a beautiful navy town in the southern part of Sweden. I think Mika...

Brand Overview: Apoliva Makeup

[DISCLAIMER: All products in this review were received as press samples] At Daisy Beauty Expo, Swedish Pharmacy Apoteket presented their new colour cosmetic line. I really liked their presentation, so I was excited to try out the products. Since I’m trying several products at the same time I’ll do an overview format rather than individual reviews, so we don’t end up with so many separate, lengthy review posts. All products...

Hall of fame: My favourite products of 2016

This post is a little overdue, but I had to take some time to consider what I actually wanted to put on this list! Here are my favourite products of the year. Favourite fragrance: Frederic Malle ‘Monsieur’ EDP I love perfume, especially scents that are more or less marketed toward men. Frederic Malle Monsieur is my favourite of this year – it’s leathery, a little smoky, warm and absolutely beautiful....

Review: Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder

While visiting a favourite perfumery, only to try some expensive fragrances with a fellow scenthead, there was a Laura Mercier display at the cash register that caught my attention. A row of powders promising a luminous finish, with impressive swatching results. I didn’t buy one, but after seeing it on another blogger’s instagram feed I was convinced. I’m not a powder girl, having had a brief and unfortunate love affair...

Weekend, #5

Holy moly. It’s been quite a week – I just moved to a new apartment and feel like my body is about to disintegrate from carrying boxes and furniture all day. Here’s issue five of Weekend. 5 Beauty myths dispelled. Solange’s album, ‘A Seat at the Table’ is one of the most beautiful I’ve seen or heard in a long time. Are you going through social menopause? I think I’ve been...

Vintage Beauty Treasures

I’m one of those girls who was brainwashed by Lisa Eldridge into collecting vintage makeup. In general, I’m very interested in the history of beauty (having forced most of my professors to suffer through paper after paper on 1920s makeup and so on…)  so actually owning the objects of study is both fun and useful. I can’t help but imagine the woman who has owned it, what her life looked...