Beauty


Maintaining Silver Gray Hair !

Maintaining Silver Gray Hair !

I have been sporting different hair colors for the past year. It all started by me going from going completely pink to gray to pink back to being gray again. I find it extremely important to use good hair products especially when you mess with your hair so much. I often get compliments on my hair – probably because people like the look but might be too scared to try it out.  I was a bit skeptical at first and I felt it might be too hard to maintain but after trying it out I can promise you that it is much easier than it seems. All you need are the rights products to suit your hair type and color and you are good to go.  I decided to list my favorite products that I use.                                                       Most of these products are available at sapan.is   Happy weekend everyone – and make sure to follow us on Instagram @reykjavikfashion 


Beauty: Want to get the Summer Glow?

Beauty: Want to get the Summer Glow?

I have been waiting for the summer to start here in Iceland but it seems like this country only has three seasons: winter,spring and fall. We have been lucky in the last week though with a few sunny days but I haven´t had any success in getting that that sun-kissed look. My skin is really pale and takes forever getting any color. I also have a sun allergy so I have to be extra careful in the sun anyway. Now with the Tradesmen’s Weekend (Verslunarmanna helgi) coming up, and many of us are going out camping – we need something to boost our natural glow – don´t you think !?! I had been wanting to try out the Marc Inbane products and last week I was lucky enough to get my hands on the products. I must admit I was a little bit vary because I have tried self tanner before and I almost always end up either looking like an orange or with spots or streaks all over – not a sexy look 🙂 I wanted to tell you my method when using Marc Inbane: I start by using the Black Exfoliate scrub, this is key!!!  The scrub removes all dead skin and is deeply hydrating, which helps your the spray tan last longer and get more even. I recommend this scrub even if you are not planning to do the spray tan. My skin feels more even, smooth and hydrated but it tends to get very dry especially after a bath or shower. Now for the spray tan part: Start by shaking the bottle, some people prefer spraying on to the glove first and then apply to the skin but I prefer spraying onto the skin and even out by using the glove. The glove is also great to…


OPI x Iceland

OPI x Iceland

OPI is launching their new line tomorrow and guess what… this time around they are focusing on Iceland and the colors of Icelandic nature.  The line is sporting some pretty cool shades – my personal favorite is OPI One Heckla Of A Color! (its actually Hekla but I guess they put the c in to help with the pronunciation). Check it out !!!     If you want to want to know more be sure to check out their facebook page!! Make sure to follow us on Instagram: Reykjavikfashion!!  


Instagram Crush

Instagram Crush

This weekend was a relaxing one – spent mostly on the sofa with the computer on my lap – browsing the world wide web. I came across an Instagram account: Micha Gianneli. She is so stunning and you can tell that she is really into posting well produced photos. She is one of the biggest influencers in Australia and her Instagram account is visually gorgeous, you can see she puts a lot of thought into the overall look. I will let the pictures speak for themselves 🙂 Remember to follow us on Instagram: reykjavikfashion Happy chappy Monday 🙂


Skincare: Clinique Redness Solutions Review

Skincare: Clinique Redness Solutions Review

I have told you before about my very sensitive skin. I cannot use just any product, my skin brakes out in hives and turns all red whenever I use products that don´t suit my skin type.  Recently I have also noticed that I have developed rosacea , basically red patches on my face… GREAT!!! Well a friend told me about the Clinique Redness Solutions line and I was very keen to try it out. I have been using the products for little over a week now and I can already see a HUGE difference. I am going to take you through the products that I have been using. Every evening I start by cleansing my face with the Soothing Cleanser. Actually I had to get used to the routine as I admit I can get quite lazy when it comes taking my makeup off in the evening … I know I know , not a good thing especially when it comes to sensitive skin. This cleanser is really smooth and gentle on the skin, I don´t wear waterproof mascara so this cleanser removes all my makeup with ease,  but if you do, you might need to use a special eye-makeup remover. Next I apply the moisturizer. My skin absolutely loves this moisturizer, it drinks in all the moisture and is something that I highly recommend both for summer and winter, it doesn’t leave my skin greasy at all. I apply it both evening and morning.  If I have time, I like to let the moisturizer dry into the skin just a little, before I apply my primer. The primer has a green tint to it set out to correct the color of the skin and smooth it all out, giving it a nice finish. I must admit, I had a…


Beauty: Ready for Happy Hour tonight? All you need are two products !!

Beauty: Ready for Happy Hour tonight? All you need are two products !!

Its almost the weekend and I wanted to share two products with you that I have been using for a while now.  My make up motto these days is “less is more” and I have been using the Clinique Blend It Yourself drops for my daily makeup routine. This is how it works: You choose a moisturizer that works for you ( matte or with a shine finish ) and blend it with only 2-3 drops of the Blend it yourself drops. Trust me that´s all you need, the more drops the fuller coverage you get. Make sure to blend it well ( I use the back of my hand ) and apply.   The drops come in a small container so its pretty handy to keep in your bag and re-apply if you are going out after work for Happy Hour. Another product that I have been using ever since it came out , is the Lancome Matte Shaker. I got the color Brick me Cherry and a lip liner to match. It is perfect for a lady on the go, you can decide how rich you want to color to be by applying the gloss 2-3 times. And it lasts FOREVER !! So I recommend if you are going somewhere for Happy Hour straight after work, to apply the drops, smack on the lippy and a good mascara  and be gorgeous !! Make sure to follow us on Instagram: reykjavikfashion   Happy Weekend Everybody 🙂 Pssst… there are TAX FREE days at Hagkaup until the 10th of july!!! I got these products as a gift.   


Photoshoot @Oddsson

I sometimes get emails from photographers, writers and other talented people showing me their work. 99 percent of the time I put their contact info in my address book hoping to be able to collaborate with them at some point down the line. Its insane to see how many talented people are out there and I hope all of you guys keep sending me your stuff (rfd@rfd.is) you never know what great things can come out of working togheter. One of these talented people is Olga. Olga is photographer who sent me her pictures from a photoshoot she did at Oddsson – I wanted to show you these amazing pictures.     If you want to know more about Olga check out her Website: olgaurbanek.com and her Instagram: olgaurbanek Photoshoot Photographer: Olga Urbanek Makeup: Þórdís Pálsdóttir Stylist: Díana Rós Hanh Breckmann Model: Bryndís/Eskimo Iceland Location: Oddson Hotel Reykjavik Follow us on Instagram: reykjavikfashion


Hoodie Fever - our top picks of Icelandic Hoodies

Hoodie Fever – our top picks of Icelandic Hoodies

The hoodie has been around for ages – I was a hoodie fanatic when I was a teenager and last year the hoodie made a strong re-entrance and will still be going on strong this year. Everyone and anyone can wear the hoodie – Mark Zuckerberg wears the hoodie , Gandalf wore some sort of a hoodie version in Lord of the Rings and now all the blog stars are wearing them too. This ghetto like fashion trend has so many perks to it, you can wear the hoodie with heels if you are going out on a Friday night or tone it down with sneakers for everyday wear. I love how the hoodie trend seems to fit really well with the Icelandic weather- perfect to keep us warm and snug ( its summer I know , but the heat wave that is raging on in Europe has not reached us yet ). I wanted to write this blog post about Icelandic hoodie designs, there are so many Icelandic brands that are doing their own hoodies, from an independent artists producing their own hoodies, to a hostel all the way back to a clothing brand. I wanted to show you some of the newest hoodies that I have come across and how to wear this stylish yet comfortable trend. 66North: was  founded in 1926 so it is root grown Icelandic company. 66 North specializes in making quality clothing and basically all you can ever need to face every kind of weather -that´s especially good if you live in Iceland. I have a lot of stuff from 66 North and believe me when I say that everything I own from there, lasts for absolutely EVER. This hoodie was seen everywhere at Secret Solstice this summer and we love it too. Sylvia…


A luxury VIP Treatment - Tried and Tested

A luxury VIP Treatment – Tried and Tested

This post is in cooperation with VOR Organics I got invited by VOR Organics,  for a luxury VIP treatment at the Bjútík beauty salon. I had never had the experience of a facial or anything like that before so I was intrigued and excited to see what the whole process of that would be like.  When I walked in I was greeted by Svava who escorted me to a room with  lit candles and calming music. There she told me to get comfortable on the bench and call out to her when I was ready. I must admit I wasn’t sure about the protocol but Svava talked me through everything in her calm and easy going manner. She started by face mapping my skin, basically examining my skin in order to determine my skin type. The products used for the treatment are all from VOR Organics and are exclusively organic , paraben and perfume free. They are made from Icelandic substances such as seaweed,  blueberries and Icelandic water. These are the products she used: A luxurious mask , Lavender massage lotion, Seaweed cleansing milk, Seaweed facial toner, Exfoliant with AHA acids , Blueberry serum, Day Cream for dry skin with Icelandic blueberries, peptide eye cream and the lip balm.   Svava ended her examination of my skin by asking me a few questions about my skin and then proceeded with the treatment starting by massaging my shoulders and scalp. At one point she seemed to have eight hands as her hands continuously massaged my face and shoulders. She cleaned my face ( it is fine to go in with your makeup on ) and then left me with the first mask, a scrub mask. She put the mask on my face and covered me in a warm cuddly towel and then left me for approx…


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