Isabel JarnstromStyle and Beauty Blog

YOU GON' BE THE ONE

Skrivet av Isabel Järnström 26.01.2019

 

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Blazer [vintage] / Filippa K

Diamond choker / Glitter


TREND: SKIP CARE

Skrivet av Isabel Järnström 24.01.2019

It was only a matter of time before the beauty shelves started flooding with multi-task products to keep our skin care regime simple, efficient and to the point, cutting us some slack from preaching advanced 10-step routines that are taking over our social media feeds. And sanity.

Skip care, as the skin care trend is conveniently called, is about skipping steps, or products, in your routine by recognizing what your skin really needs and stop slathering on acid exfoliators, vitamin C boosters and retinol serums just for the sake of it.

To save precious time, hard-earned money and rescue an overworked skin (using too many products may bring havoc on your skin rather than treating it,) identify your skin’s concerns and find the ingredients your skin needs to diminish them. Or invest in multi-tasking products, as the trend also suggests.

From left to right, find the new time savers of our time.

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SkinCeuticals: serum and oil

For who: anyone with aging skin and/ or imperfections like blemishes, uneven skin tone and large pores

Charlotte Tilbury: overnight mask with self-tanning and moisturizing properties

For who: anyone on the lookout for a sultry Hollywood glow or Ibiza tan.

Sunday Riley: Serum, mask and exfoliator on a bottle

For who: anyone looking to combat a dull complexion and clogged pores. Cleanse skin, slather this on and go get your beauty sleep. If you choose to wear this by day, apply SPF. A treatment with glycolic acid makes your skin sensitive to environmental aggressors.

J. One Jellypack: Antioxidant serum, primer and moisturiser

For who: anyone looking to prep and prime before makeup or treat skin with a daily dose of antioxidants and hydration.

Weleda Skin Food: Universal cream for face and body

For who: Winter time saviour for anyone suffering from dry skin. Flaky elbows? Feed it some skin food. Dry hands? Slather ‘em. Cracked heels? Caress them good with a handful of lotion.


Smart Skin Care Shopping

Skrivet av Isabel Järnström 13.12.2018

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Sadly, skincare is expensive. That’s why you should think twice before you purchase that 89€ serum. Below, you’ll find simple and smart advice on smart spending on skin care.

ml vs $€

30 ml, 100 ml or 250 ml. What to choose? The cheapest one with minimum amount? Think again. Some products contain double the amount for a few more coins.

E.g. 250ml for 15€ and 500ml for 23€, making the largest product the most profitable option.

Advice: Do also compare to other brands.

Do your research

Eager to try a new product or ingredient? Do your research! Read beauty blogs, reviews, check forums and talk to skin care junkies. I’m available in the comment field and on Instagram. There are plenty of beauty enthusiasts who are willing to help.

Wrong product

Purchased a cream that turned out to not suit your skin? Instead of throwing/giving the product away, use it on your neck and décolletage. These areas need care too and are less sensitive and less prone to break outs.

Ask for a tester

Curious about a product with a hefty price tag? Ask for a tester. Don’t run through stores begging for them, simply explain your concern and ask for a tester for the product(s) you actually consider purchasing should the tester be good.

Know what you’re doing

There is no use spending money on an efficient cream if you don’t cleanse your skin. Nor is it if you apply a cream before your serum. If you apply the cream on an uncleansed skin you won’t see much results. You’ll simply enclose the impurities you haven’t wiped off your face. If you apply a serum after your cream it won’t do any good for your skin. The thick cream will shut out the serum’s properties. 

Think like this: from the thinnest to the thickest consistency = serum, eye cream, cream, SPF. (After cleanser!)

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You don’t need dozens of products! A cleanser, cream and SPF is a good start!

Advice: Use a 24-hour cream to use in the morning and evening instead of spending money on a separate day and night cream.

Extra boost: Use peeling and mask once a week

When ready: Start incorporating serum, booster, toner and acids to your routine should your interest in skin care be developed. And if your skin needs it.  

(More on the basic skincare regime + bonus steps in another post)

On another note, skip-care is becoming a trend that’s the opposite of the popular Korean 10-step skincare regime. Skip-care is basically products developed for multifunctional use. E.g. Mask, peeling and serum – all in one product! Read more about skip-care in my next post.

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SVENSKA

De flesta hudvårdsprodukter är dyra. Tyvärr! Därför är det bra att tänka efter kring dina köp. Nedan hittar du enkla tips på hur du tänker smart kring dina hudvårdsköp:

Mängd vs pris

30 ml, 100 ml eller 250 ml… vilken ska du välja? Den minsta är billigast så kanske den? Nej, kolla mängd och prislapp! Många hudvårdsprodukter innehåller mycket mer och kan kosta dig några ynka mynt mer.

EX: 250 ml för 15€ och 500 ml för 23€. I längden vinner du på att ta den största förpackningen.

Tips: jämför även med andra varumärken.

Läs på

Intresserad av en ny produkt eller ingrediens? Gör din research! Läs skönhetsbloggar och recensioner kring det du vill testa. Snacka även med skönhetsnördar. Jag är tillgänglig i kommentatorfältet och på Instagram. Finns många andra beautyjunkies som gärna hjälper. 

Fel produkt

Har du köpt en kräm som slutligen inte alls passar din hy? Istället för att slänga eller ge bort den kan du använda den till nacke och dekolletage. Dessa ställen behöver också vård + att ställena inte är lika känsliga.

Be om tester

Finns det en produkt du är jättenyfiken på att prova men tvekar p.g.a. den feta prislappen? Be om tester! Nu menar jag inte att du ska springa in i varje butik och kräva tiotals testers. Prata med försäljaren om dina funderingar och be sedan om prover på det du faktiskt vill köpa (om produkten visar sig vara bra efter provet.)

Ha koll på det du gör

Det är ingen vits att köpa en kräm om du inte rengör ansiktet ordentligt. Eller applicera serum efter kräm. Applicerar du en kräm utan rengöring stänger du in de orenheter som du inte tvättat bort. Vilket gör att din kräm inte ger den effekt du söker. Applicerar du serum efter kräm så kan inte serumet verka på huden. Den tjocka krämen stänger ut serumets egenskaper.

Tänk såhär: från den tunnaste till den tjockaste konsistensen = serum, ögonkräm, kräm, SPF. (Efter rengöring!)

Basbadrumskåp

Du behöver inte tiotals produkter. Rengöring, kräm och SPF kommer du långt på.

Tips: Istället för dag- och nattkräm kan du satsa på en 24h kräm som du kan använda morgon och kväll.

Vill du ge huden det där lilla extra kan du köra peeling och mask en gång i veckan.

När du är redo: om intresse och behov finns kan du tillsätta serum, boosters, syror eller toners till din rutin. (Mer om dessa produkter i ett senare inlägg)

Trendspaning: Skip-care fenomenet sätter sig mot den koreanska 10-stegsrutinen. Skip-care innebär produkter med flera syften. Exempelvis mask, peeling och serum i en produkt! I nästa inlägg får ni läsa mer om skip-care.


Heart Cold For Everyone But You

Skrivet av Isabel Järnström 10.12.2018

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LIP DELUXE

Skrivet av Isabel Järnström 05.12.2018

A luxurious, pleasant and juicy coat for lips, keeping them hydrated, smooth and lustruous. This lip oil is an ideal companion for winter dry lips. The rich formula works as a protective barrier against the harsh cold while natural oils from jojoba, hazelnut and mirabelle plum nurture and smoothen.  

What I adore about Honey Glam is that it's a cocktail of nutrition and gloss.

If you're looking for a nurturing lip oil that gives your lips a discreet plump effect I suggest you try the one in Mint.lip deluxe


MOOD UPLIFTERS

Skrivet av Isabel Järnström 24.11.2018

To me, makeup and skincare are not only existent to keep stubborn zits in check and give you an affordable and instant surge of confidence. It mends something deeper and gets you through the dark days and cold temperatures us Scandinavians have to endure. Below, the products that get me through the winter season.

 

Chanel Eye Shadow Palette, Tissé Camélia (202) - luxurious colours with velvety textures that feel like a caress on your skin upon application.  

NIOD Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Complex Serum - Hyaluronic acid is the key ingredient that keeps skin moisturized, smooth and plump. An ideal companion during drying, cold climates. 

Viva La Juicy EdP - Nothing sets the mood for the day better than a fragrance! Besides a hefty, juicy breakfast...

Tangerines and wild berries are the key notes in this EdP, making up for a playful and fun mood.  

Philosophy Turbo Booster Vitamin C Powder - One word - Vitamin C! A powerful antioxidant that brightens skin tone, adds lustre and protects skin from environmental aggressors. I blend a small amount of the powder in my day cream to keep skin protected and fresh-looking.

H&M Illuminazing Drops - I put faith in a few drops of illuminazing liquid to brighten up my skin. And my day. 

LUSH Cosmetic Warrior - Cooling mask that contains antibacterial tea tree oil and deep cleansing fresh garlic - that doesn't smell! It's a litteral cosmetic warrior against acne-prone skin. 

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SO FRESH, SO CLEAN

Skrivet av Isabel Järnström 22.11.2018

Would you believe me if I told you I haven't worn a shirt since 2007? Not sure I would either, but I know for a fact that a plain shirt hasn't been a style staple in my closet for years. At least not until 2 weeks ago, when I found this crispy freshness in a pile of flea market items. I think life in Stockholm, with its ridiculously oversimplified looks on voguish inhabitants, have infected my style choices. And I don't mind it the slightest. 

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SKIN SAVIOURS

Skrivet av Isabel Järnström 21.11.2018

My skin is a high-maintenance snob that only feeds on specific products. Give it something that's not considered worthy and it rebels. These skincare saviours literally saved my acne-prone, oily, problematic skin.

Skinceuticals Blemish + Age Defense - after using this oil-free, exfoliating serum for 4 weeks, my despicably enormous pores were refined and tighter = smaller. AHA, BHA and dioic acids are the heroes in the serum and made sure that my pores "shrunk." The blemishes and inflamed skin I had before I started using it have gone on a hopefully permanent vacay.

Skinceuticals Daily Moisture - this is my one and only for my oily complexion. Even if my skin never gets dry, not even during minus degrees, I use a proper moisturizer to maintain and improve its condition. Like the serum, this one also minimizes pores. I believe the duo combined are the reason behind my now nearly invisible pores. Botanical extracts, algae extracts and Vitamin E are the key ingredients that nourish, hydrate and protect skin from environmental stressors.

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Body Soufflé

Skrivet av Isabel Järnström 14.11.2018

A creamy treat for the body! Smells like divine vanilla from a French bakery - upon application and after. I also like the consistency - like whipped cream that is easily absorbed and doesn't smell too overwhelming. The pretty packaging also makes it suitable for a shelfie picture. 

 

Ingredients: Vitamin E, meadowfoam oil, shea butter and Babassu oil are composed to nurture and add moisture to winter dry skin. 

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Style Advice

Skrivet av Isabel Järnström 13.11.2018

A simple style advice: If you're tired of your neutral, one-coloured fall/winter jacket or coat, remove the belt it comes with and replace it with a belt that adds a twist. Whether it is a belt that's embedded with gold details, logos or text prints. 

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