(Affiliate) Anyone else struggling with a bursting and way to heavy handbag? We make the same mistake every day, either we’re going to work or we’re traveling; we simply want to bring every single thing we own. Or at least it seems.
Because that need is hard to compromise, we’re super happy with our discovery of duo aka. 2 in 1 products. Not only do these products make us feel cleaver, they also spare us some extra space – which we can fill with new stuff!
Anyways, below we’ve gathered some of the coolest duo-products on the marked ATM:
(Affiliate) There is no secret I love black more than a average person. It’s simply just a part of me speaking in terms of style. More than a part actually, it’s me.
Why you ask? Well, I could go on forever, but to keep it short, black – in my opinion – is probably the most challenging to get right, styling wise, yet the most powerful and sophisticated one when done right.
Anyways…What’s been on my mind the last couple of weeks is investing in a new black companion. A new black bag to be specific – and of course I have some obsessions. 10 to be honest:
(Affiliate) Besides dreaming about a new wardrobe, we’re in a serious mood for stepping up our hair game this season. And there’s plenty of goods to pick from the fashion scene for fall. We’re talking the perfect slick ballerina bun, natural waves, chic hair accessories and much much more!
Below we’ve gathered some of the most inspiring looks we found – and below that, our key products to take on the hair- world!
And our top 5 wish-listed products to nail these hair styles:
(Affiliate) We all have that one thing we just can’t travel without. Like really can’t. I don’t think we have to go into details about the feeling – or should we say feelings? – you get when thinking you’ve forgotten that one thing. Or in worst case you actually forgot it…
But when it’s in close distance when traveling, there is few feelings like it. That one thing usually saves you when you’re in the need; either if it’s a gadget, a product or a garment. We all simply have that magic must-bring and first out in our new column to share what she Never Travels Without is STYLBY Editor, Elina Grothèn.
WHICH ONE THING DO YOU NEVER TRAVEL WITHOUT? LIKE NEVER.
I actually once started crying when I noticed that I had forgotten my earphones during a flight. So from that day I’ve never ever traveled without them again.
WHICH BRAND IS YOUR MUST-BRING PRODUCT FROM ATM? AND HAS IT BEEN YOUR TRAVEL COMPANION FOR LONG OR IS IT A NEW OBSESSION?
Since a year back I’ve been using the best earphones from Beoplay (Beoplay 4) with noise cancellation. They are a bit pricy but THEY’RE A DREAM! Specially since I love to sleep on the plane and they’re cancelling out every annoying sound. Nowdays, I usually fall asleep before we leave the ground.”
DO YOU HAVE A ‘SECRET’ WAY TO USE YOUR MUST-BRING?
No, but I would recommend to keep the ear-phones in the pouch that comes with the purchase, when they’re not in use – otherwise it’s easy to loose the silicone ear tips!
(Affiliate) Our Fashion Editor, Katarina Petrovic, goes nowhere without her beauty favorites. We asked her about all her secret weapons as we don’t mind copying her travel look.
Here’s the juice she gave us:
1. LIGHT FOUNDATION
I always bring a light foundation ATM that means Ultra Cushion Lancôme.This has enough cover at the same time as it’s has a natural finish. I also love how light it is, and that it has SPF. That said, I often use liquid bronzers in stead during summer.
Blush is also on my must-have list. I actually prefer powder and cream over liquid, as I find it easier to get a natural result. In my makeup bag you’ll find: Armani Neo-Nude A-blush, which has a good colour and blends nicely in.
A good highlighter can save any grey day, and Kora‘s is definitely doing the job. And more than that.
4. BROW PRODUCTS
Brow fixing is a key part of my routine and the brow palett from Glow Mineral is my best friend for this job.
Always, always! And always, always the lipliner from HM.
I like it natural and light weighted and right now YSL is doing that exactly for me.
(Affiliate) Fall means city getaways – at least in our editorial staff. The feeling of slowly leaving the summer and its vacations behind, awakes the traveller in us. Every. Single. Year. Or should I say the ‘getawayer’?
Post-summer (remembering all the vacations, memories, the good weather AND that there is a whole year until next time) simply just makes us want to get a way for a couple of days. But since we’ve had enough of lazy beach days (at least until our winter escapes) one or two city getaways are on our planning-list these days. And to be prepared to jump on the next plane, whenever we find the perfect destination, we’ve started gathering some suitcase must-haves for a city getaway:
(Affiliate) One of the best things about fall, is the fashion focus. If there’s one season we love to be a little extra (not that we’re not always a bit too extra…) it’s fall. And what’s better than a statement hair accessory? It can change an entire outfit, it’s cheaper than that coat you want and of course it’s so, so feminine and hot!
(Affiliate) Okey, so we might be above average happy for the autumn arrival this year – and it might be thanks to the amazing summer we had – but we really do have something for this cozy season. If the weather allows us to wear what we want of course…
Dreamy coats (like these ones!), chunky sneakers, oversized dresses and warm skirts. …and no, I did not just forget knit sweaters; A LOT of knit sweaters.
Not only are they warm and comfy, they’re super wearable and making it so easy getting dressed in the morning. With all the styling options – with a turtleneck or shirt underneath, thrown over a loose skirt or just wrapped around your neck or hips – you’ll never get bored of them or yourself in the often slow fall mornings.
(Affiliate) Speaking about 10 city getaway must-haves pieces some posts ago, we still haven’t decided were to escape this fall – even though our suitcases are all ready and almost packed.
But that doesn’t mean we don’t have some spots in mind – because of course we do. We just need to make up our minds. What do we really want? What do we want with the getaway?
Total relaxation? Shopping and champagne (or good food)? A cultural explosion? Or maybe it all? Whatever you’re looking for one of these 3 cities will cover your (and our) needs!
Tourists disappear, prices drops and the weather is still amazing. Actually perfect for a city vacation; not to warm, but warm enough that you can relax to the fullest. The place to go if you want total relaxation or just a cultural explosion.
Florence in high season is one of the hottest cities in Italy, which makes it the perfect fall city. Still tourists visit this gorgeous city during June-July as a pit stop while driving around in Tuscany, ending up sitting inside one of the many thousands restaurants thanks to the heat. Visit Florence during fall and you’ll not only see one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, you’ll also be able to shop, eat amazing food and experience some of Italys most powerful art.
Great food and a lot of cultural events. Not to mention the weather here as well is pretty good during fall. You might even squeeze in a couple of beach days if you’re lucky. In other words; the spot for an arty and tranquil getaway.
Anyone else in the need of some proper skin-fixing these days? To be honest we’re always on the look for new skincare products (because we love testing), but there’s something special about fall and something even more special about these products, which we’ve been curious about for way(!) too long.
We’re obviously talking about K-skincare and have been lucky enough to have a chat with the devoted and skillful owner of Skin Secret – a K-beauty imperium by Sanja Myrås.
We asked her about her favorite products, tips, tricks – and of course how to travel with this rutine!
1. WHY K-BEAUTY?
Korean skincare has become a crucial part of my everyday life and that for plenty of reasons: After 15 years of skincare testing (and failing a lot!) I finally found something that actually worked! They also provide the most innovative yet sensitive and natural products I’ve tried. Last, but not least I also like how the skincare rutine makes me feel; it’s a time when I can relax and take some time for myself after a long day.
2. WHO SHOULD USE IT AND WHY?
Absolutely everyone! It’s a secret (thereby the stores name Skin Secret) everyone should know about. The hard part really is not to get addicted, because it really gives results and there’s so much to choose amongst! As I often put it: Once you try Korean skincare, you never go back.
3. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCT FOR GLOW?
It’s hard to pick one, but I think I’m From Honey Mask. It’s a beautiful spa mask which contains 37% natural honey. The result is baby skin with an even and glowy finish.
4.WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCT FOR OILY SKIN?
Definitely COSRX One Step Original Clear Pads. These pads have changed my skin dramatically and I’ve gone from troubles with red, irritated skin with imperfection and dryness till even, soft and hydrated skin. Besides that, the double cleanser (first oil to remove makeup, then a water based cleanser to work deeper) have really changed my skin quality.
6. WE’VE HEARD THAT K-BEAUTY MEANS (AT LEAST) 10 STEPS… HOW MANY STEPS ARE NEEDED FOR EFFECT?
Ten steps aren’t necessarily a must to get that dream skin, but a good skin routine both day and night is essential. I would recommend at least 5 steps where you include: oil cleanser, water based cleanser, toner, essens, a nurturing serum, a rich moisturizing cream, and don’t forget sun screen at any time of the year. Remember UV stands for 80% of aging!
7. LET’S SAY YOU WAN’T TO TAKE IT ALL OUT AND GO FOR 10 STEPS+, HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE?
I use about 7-10 minutes, if I skip the sheet mask and rather choose a revitalizing sleeping mask. In the mornings I usually skip the mask and rather apply two layers of moisturizing cream and sunscreen.
9. SO TO THE BIG QUESTION: HOW DO ONE TRAVEL WITH K-BEAUTY? DO YOU BRING ALL 10 PRODUCTS OR PICK OUT SOME KEY ONES?
I try to bring all steps, as my skin feels so great when I do. But a good tip is simply to pour them over in a travel size bottle and mark them step 1,2,3++ I also pack a lot of sheet masks, which are easy to use on the go when your skin needs a boost. They weigh almost nothing and are super-efficient!
(Affiliate) If there is one thing I always miss about the AW season it’s coats. I love them. Always and forever a coat-lady. When finding your perfect match(es) it’s probably the easiest garment to look your best in. No special styling needed; just you and your cozy coat.
Speaking about cozy, there is no AW-garment more cozy and comfy when the degree cane shows blue. Especially if it’s long and spacious – and if you go for a killer material. But of course I’m not only all about the uber long ones – even though they’re my favorites when they touch the ground. I coat-lady loves all her babies and I’ve gathered three coat trends (and some favorites) that I’ll be hunting down this fall.
Shop your favorites below each coat trend!
The ‘a bit too long’ coat
As mentioned above (for me) there is no coat as the ‘a bit too long’ one. The one that touches the floor. So powerful and sophisticated yet just enough laid back. Not to mention cozy and warm as few coats when the cold hits. So, from me to every designer out there (except The Row which is already doing it): make more LONG coats. They’re needed.
I had an obsession earlier this season as well – both short and long ones were and are still very welcome. Perfect for layering and even better when the weather is as fast changing as it is ATM. Also – for the ones living by night – the cape is the perfect nigh-life companion!
Simply just always a winner, every AW season. Black, beige, brown or white; as long as it’s (or looks like) leather we’re satisfied. But an extra detail is never wrong – like a chunky belt, xxl buttons or statement pockets.
Leather look a like from Bevza, burgundy faux leather coat from Koché, beige suede coat from Loewe, croc-effect coat from Givenchy, belted leather coat from Loewe and leather trench coat from Attico.
Top photo: V Magazine #115 Fall 2018 by Chris Colls.
(This article contains sponsored products and affiliate) Glowing skin is one our all time favorite looks. Unfortunately this look doesn’t just happen for all of us – thank beauty products! And not just any products. Oh no, only the best of the best are good enough to make our rather dead skin glow these days.
Below we’ve gathered some of our favorite glowing products -and we bet you’ll love them just as much as we do.
I’ve always told myself that I’m living in the wrong country. Even though I LOVE skiing and winter, in my opinion Norway could’ve been warmer. Or I should’ve been living in Italy. Probably the latter, BUT lately I’ve started doubting what I’ve been telling myself for so many years.
I love nature and the active life it – and in general Scandinavia – opens up for. Skiing, hiking, tenting and in general the many ways of, and the opportunities to appreciate and use the nature we’ve been given here in Scandiland.
Tomorrow I’ll be camping – and I’ve promised myself to make time to do it more often this AW season – but for those of you, who prefer sleeping under a roof as well as enjoy the gorgeous nature around, one of these 7 Scandinavian cabin dreams are what you should be booking this autumn!
(Affiliate) I’m not sure if it’s the end of the Scandinavian Fashion Weeks or just the fact that fall has already arrived here in Scandiland, but I’m craving some new sneakers badly. And this season – or should I say also this season – I’m all about the chunky ones.
No, not the triple S (I never were a fan), but definitely with a chunky sole or maybe an oversized slip. Gladly both. In general a bit futuristic as well, but still minimalistic and uber wearable.
Sounds tough? Well, a bit, but to make the hunt a bit easier we’ve gathered our top 10 in this category:
(Affiliate) Feeling the need to buy yourself a new wardrobe ATM? Well, you’re not alone. That’s just fall making its entrance; making you want a new and cozy start post-summer.
Lucky for us a ‘new’ wardrobe (or at least some new key pieces) doesn’t have to cost a fortune! Actually, some of our favorite news, hitting stores while we speak, are all under 500 NOK! Possible? Definitely! Just see for yourself…
Shop our budget favorites below:
Earrings from Glitter, trousers from H&M, top from Zara, skirt from Zara, leather scarf from STYLEBY x WERA (find in Åhléns stores and on ahlens.se 06.09.18), bag from Mango, dress from Mango, faux leather skirt from Warehouse, bag from Mango, skirt from Mango, trousers from H&M, sweatshirt from Weekday, roll-neck top from COS and shirt from STYLEBY x WERA (find in Åhléns stores and on ahlens.se 06.09.18).
(Affiliate) The Scandinavian Fashion Weeks came and went – a little too fast, we think. Therefore we’re aiming to linger a little longer on a topic we think should’ve gotten more attention this season. We’re obviously talking about beauty trends and we’ve been lucky enough to catch up with creative director of Oslo Runway and Guerlain ambassador – the one and only Tomas Erdis.
So Tomas, we’re curious; what three beauty trends will be dominating SS19?
Blush, bushy, natural brows and glossy lips.
What are the key products to get this look?
Brow gel (with color), lash curler for your eyelashes, moist foundation and creamy products.
Any trick to make your makeup stay on- all day?
Make sure to properly prep your skin, this way you need less makeup. Only work on the areas which needs working, and always remember a good primer! My favorites are Météorites and ‘L’Or’from Guerlain.
What’s the most common mistake – that leads to disappearing makeup?
Too much products! It often prevents the makeup from melting in, and instead stays on top of your skin. It’s also important to choose the right makeup for your skin type.
Anyone else prepping for the H&M Studio A/W 18 drop on the 6th of september? We sure are! Because this is definitely the strongest Studio collection we’ve seen so far and there are A LOT of pieces (perfect fall pieces to be specific!) we need to get our hands on this Wednesday. The perfect white tee, sharp shirts, heavy folded pants, must-have turtlenecks and this seasons it-boots!
Do we need to continue? Thought so… Here are our favorites to get your hands on ASAP this Wednesday:
(Affiliate) Already running late for tonight’s happening? No worries, you might not need to change a hundred times to get that late night weekend look! Just add some brown on your lips!
Definitely our go-to quick fix when on the run this fall; delicate, sensual, mystique and not to much. Because we don’t want to look like we tried to much. Gathered below are some favorites to help you on the way.
(Affiliate) New season, new exciting beauty news ahead! We’ve already discovered that our hair and skin is in some serious need, so this autumn we’re keeping an extra eye on exciting hair and skin care products, eye creams (because that back to work situation ain’t doing the job), volume mascaras, deep, black eyeliners, dark, red lipstick and of course the prettiest eye shadows in town! …or worldwide actually.
(Affiliate) I rarely have any color obsession – other than black of course, which actually isn’t a color. But when I suddenly do get one, I really get one. I want everything in that one color; clothes, shoes, bags, sunglasses, underwear, swimwear, homewear… you name it.
Lately on the other hand I’ve been obsessing over unusually many colors. This summer I was all about baby blue and yellow, and while I’m slowly getting bored of them, I smell a new obsession coming my way. Brown. From dark coffee brown, to caramel, to chocolate brown; it doesn’t matter as long as it’s brown.
I didn’t know that a real color could be that wearable until the other day, when I got my hands on a new favorite pair of brown trousers from Zara. I’ve been wearing them almost every day since. Not because I’ve been to lazy getting dressed, on the contrary actually, I find it more interesting testing out new fall combinations. Brown and grey, brown and baby blue, brown and rust, brown and yellow… My list is growing and with it is my need for some more brown dreams – so I won’t end up wearing the same trousers every day this fall.