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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.   


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…


The all new Hair Trend for spring 2017

The all new Hair Trend for spring 2017

Tomorrow is going to be a big day for me, Im going to do a drastic change to my hair. The color I am going for has been seen all over Instagram and New York Fashion week as well as on stars such as Georgia May Jagger, Sienna Miller, Lady Gaga and miss Kylie Jenner. I usually stick to my own hair color but I am ready to try something new.  Here are my inspo pics!!!              


Upgrade your cosmetic bag to Cruelty Free Products

Upgrade your cosmetic bag to Cruelty Free Products

Animal testing is an ugly thing and certainly a dark side of the beauty industry. The European Union put up a ban in 2013 on products that have been tested on animals. This however did not stop huge brands finding various loopholes in the system and we are still might be consuming products that are being tested on animals in one way or another during the development. We as consumers can certainly do something to help, there are so many quality brands out there that are completely cruelty free. We have put together some of our favourite CF brands and where to get them. Available at Nola.is Anastasia Beverly Hills Andlit – förðunarbók Embryolisse Herbivore Botanicals ILIA Beauty Karuna Modelrock NABLA Skyn ICELAND SWEED Lashes Available at Fotia.is Barry M Coloured Raine Eye of Horus Gerard Cosmetics Kevyn Aucoin L.A Girl Lit Cosmetics Makeup Revolution Mario Badescu Morphe Brushes Ofra Cosmetics Sigma Beauty Viseart Available at Lineup.is The Balm Red Cherry Poni Cosmetics Velour Lashes Skindinavia Lilly Lashes Violet Voss Muddy Body NKD Body Available at Haustfjord.is Milani Sleek La Splash Crown Brush Eye Kandy LipHybirds Makeup Addiction Medusa Prima Lash Peek-a-boo Dust & Dance    


Gift Guide: For the Career Woman

Gift Guide: For the Career Woman

Most of us have mentally started to prepare Christmas and presents. I have many friends that live very busy lives, many of whom are running a business, self-employed or full time moms or both. These superwomen have to be very organized and efficient. I put together a list of luxurious gifts and productivity boosting pieces for those busy bees. Iðunn box – So I love Iðunn box, I have tried it a few times and it is always a hit. This box is stuffed with all kinds of beauty products and are simply brilliant for a night of pampering. They are now selling a special Christmas edition where you can find things like: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water, Pacifica Persian Rose Perfume, L´Oreal Detox and Brightening Pure Clay Mask and OPI plumbing top coat.   Copper Globe – This Globe also happens to be a lamp. For the dreamer to spin around and dream of new destinations.   Amber – Hlín Reykdals quaint little gift shop at Grandi offering a wide range of elegant items from jewelry and other design and gift items. This gem of a shop also sells one of my favorite perfumes “Amber” from Laboratory Perfumes I encourage you to go and check it out.   Glam Glow – This super mud has had rave reviews and not for nothing.  When applied you feel all minty and tingly, then when dried you rinse it off and VOILA your skin feels moist and fresh. I recommend you use it 2 -3 times a week for the best results.   Yves Saint Laurent Shocking Eyeliner – This eyeliner adds a bit of glamour to any lady on the go.   OPI Tickle My France – This is one of my favorite colors from OPI, this creamy pale pink color is so elegant…