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I have been wanting this palette from Urban Decay for a very long time so for my birthday I had it on my wishlist and my mother was nice like always and gave it to me so finally I´m the owner of Naked2! I looked at all three of the palettes and Naked2 is my favourite and the one I think suits me best and also the most useful to keep in my kit for when I do makeup on others. The colours of the eye shadows are beautiful, I can´t even choose a favourite, they are very good quality and goes on smooth and are easy to blend. So it´s a very good buy for someone that are looking for an eye shadow palette that has very wearable colours, is easy to use and good quality.

I checked Youtube for tutorials from my favourite makeup gurus as inspiration on how to use the palette! You can find them here or here or here!

Rolled Up Headband Updo

Try this cute & casual updo when you are going out for dinner or to a party and want a hairstyle that looks like you made an effort but not like you tried too hard! Click here for full story and tutorial...

Birthday Party Hair

This past weekend was a weekend of birthday parties for Nora. To one of the birthday parties I made this easy and fast flower braid, this is really my go to hairstyle when I need to make cute hair fast. I secured her hair in a half updo with a small elastic, then I made a braid that I pulled out on one side creating the petals. Finally I rolled it up starting from the end to create the flower shape.

Fringe Mania

Spring fashion is in the stores now and everywhere I see clothes and accessories with fringes. You can go all in with fringe mania or wear something more discreet or not at all of course if you don´t like it! I like it but in a more discreet way! I just bought the dress from Zara shown in the picture above with a subtle fringe detail to wear on a warm summer day. But I love all of the 6 items! 1. Bag from Aldo here 2. Dress from Zara here 3. Scarf from Zara here 4. Bag from Zara here 5. Shoes from Zara here 6. Jacket from H&M here

Simple rope braid updo

A sweet and simple rope braid updo is this weeks tutorial on! Head over there for the full story and tutorial!

Fishtail braids

I did this hairstyle on my friend Josefine as a contribution to a competition for hairstylists and hairdressers for the swedish brand Hjärtligt. I was one out of five winners and the picture will be printed in their yearly book of hairstyles. The hairstyle is made up by fishtail braids! On each side of the head is a french fishtail braid and then all of the hair is braided in a normal fishtail braid that I made a bun of. Finally I fishtailbraided some clip in extensions and added them to and around the bun for extra volume and drama.

Grey, Yellow & a Fishtail

Today it´s Clean Monday here in Greece which means it´s 48 days until Easter Sunday. One way to celebrate is to fly kites. Everywhere you can see kites high up in the sky! We also went down to the beach to fly our kite and this year it was a succes, the kite went up quite easy, stayed up and came down in one piece! It had been raining in the morning so Nora was wearing her cute yellow rainboots, her coat from Zara and a simple fishtail braid.

Baby Lily

Our beautiful little Lily is four months old now and it has been an absolute joy to have her in our lives and to spend time with her! She is an amazing and sweet little girl who smiles and laughs a lot especially when Nora is doing something funny! But even if she is an amazing little baby she is a baby and babies take up a lot of time. So I haven´t had as much time as I would have wanted to work on my blog and make content for it. I´m sorry it´s not updated as much as before but I´m really trying to keep up so I hope you have patience with me for some time and keep checking in here! XO Ulrika

Flower Braid

I love flower braids as you might have noticed! They are pretty, look intricate but are easy to do- what´s not to love! And with spring coming up it´s the perfect time to be wearing them! I did a tutorial for this flower braid on, head over there to check it out!

Pretty Low Ponytail & Flower Braid

This hairstyle is perfect for a day like Valentine´s Day! It´s pretty and romantic and the best part is that it´s easy and fast! Just folllow these steps to achieve the look!

1. I prefer this hairstyle with curly hair so start with making some curls. Then take a piece of hair from each side of the hair hanging down just where you would do a low ponytail.
2. Secure the two pieces together with a small elastic.
3. Make a three strand braid with the hair you secured. Pull out one of the sides to create volume, this will be the petals of the flower.
4. Roll the braid up to create the flower. It´s important you start from the end to roll it up and with the pulled out side on the outside.
5. Secure the flower braid with bobby pins.

Curls & Infinity braid

Today I went to my friend Josie´s house to do some things for her blog and a hair tutorial for mine, it´s a Valentine´s Day hair tutorial so it´s coming up on friday, make sure to check back then! For one of her fashion posts she was wearing a casual outfit with a chunky knitted sweater so I decided to make curls and an infinity braid. The infinity braid has the same casual feeling to it and is perfect for every day wear. Check out a tutorial here for it!

Top knot with Braid

I did this updo on Nora for a birthday party this weekend and I finally figured out an easier way to do it! Before I struggled with keeping the braid nice and firm while gathering all the rest of the hair into the high ponytail that becomes the top knot and I also had a problem since the head is tilted to decide where to stop the braid! This time I gathered the hair from above the ears and in a slight angle upwards towards the crown and placed it where I wanted the top knot to be, then I secured it in a ponytail with a soft elastic that is easy to pull off with one hand without harming the hair. Then Nora tilted her head just slightly forward while I was doing the french braid and when I reached the ponytail I knew it was time to stop so I held the braid with one hand and then took of the elastic of the ponytail with the other hand and gathered all the hair together and secured it all with an elastic. Then I made the knot/bun and secured with bobby pins. I really like this updo, it´s a nice update on a regular top knot!

5 strand Braid & Bun

I did this 5 strand braid & bun on my friend Ada but I hadn´t plan to do a tutorial. While I was doing it though I thought it was so cute I decided to do one but it was a bit challenging since I had to take the pictures and holding all the strands at the same time with some help from my model Ada so I´m sorry I don´t have more steps but I will try to explain it well. Anyway it´s a super cute updo and it is totally possible to do on yourself if you just focus a bit and has some arm strength. If you need a video tutorial on how to do a 5 strand braid click here...

1. Pick up 5 strands of hair on the top of one side of the head.
2. Cross the inner most strand under the strand next to it.
3. Then cross the same strand over the next strand.
4. Now take the outer most strand and cross it under the strand next to it.
5. Then cross the same strand over the next strand.
6. Now pick up a piece of hair next to the inner most strand and join them together.Do steps 2 and 3 again and the pick up some hair next to the outer most strand and join together with the outer most strand then do the steps 4 and 5 again.
7. Now you have your first full stich!
8. Continue braiding like this to the nape of the neck on the opposite side as where you started the braid. When there is no more hair to incorporate braid a 5 strand braid without adding hair to the outer strands, step 2-5 in other words. Secure the braid with an elastic.
9. Roll the braid up to a bun and secure with bobby pins.

I´m sorry if this one is a bit difficult to understand! But with the pictures and the text together I think you can figure it ou

Braided Half Updo

This is a casual looking braided half updo that looks super cute to any event!

I prefer this hairstyle with curls so first I curled the hair using my Amika curler.
1. Make a lace braid where you only incorporate hair from up going from one side of the head to the other. When you reach the other side turn the braid around and continue to make a lace braid and again only incorporate hair from up. When you reach the other side continue to braid a normal three strand braid and secure with an elastic.
2. Take the end of the braid and secure it in the middle of the lace braids.
3. If you have more braid secure it below the braids.

Insta moments

I love to do hairstyles and to braid Nora´s hair and this is some of my favourite ones that I have posted on Instagram. She has the nicest hair colour and some natural curls in her hair so it´s a joy making hairstyles on her.

Lily is getting bigger and bigger and now she gives the most amazing smiles and is really connecting with us! It melts my heart seeing this smiling face and hearing her little voice making the cutest sounds. <3

Flowerbraided Side Updo

I love this weeks tutorial I did for! It´s so effortless and cute and really wearable to many different events. And it doesn´t take long to do at all! Go check it out here...

Classic French Twist

You can never go wrong with the classics! Try this easy french twist for a sophisticated, elegant look when you are wearing a nice dress or pair it with casual clothes like a t-shirt and jeans for a more toned down look. You can find the tutorial on DivineCaroline here...

Cranberry Makeup Look

This cranberry makeup look is great for the upcoming holidays! And actually it´s really flattering for most eye colours. It´s fun to wear a more vibrant colour sometimes and not always choose brownish, grey or black colours.

This is how I created the look:
Foundation: Face and Body from Mac
Concealer: Pro conceal and correct palette in light from Mac
For a bit more coverage and a matte look I used a powder foundation on top of that: Natural Mineral Foundation in Neutral from Youngblood. I applied that very lightly .
Blush: Blushbaby from Mac
Lips: Myth from Mac
Eyes: First I applied a black kohl pencil (Le crayon khol 01 Noir from Lancome) close to the lashline and on the lower part of the eye lid that I smudged up towards the crease. Then I applied the cranberry eyeshadow (Cranberry from Mac) on all of the eye lid. After that I took a matte grey (08 Smokey from Ink by Dennis Knudsen) and soften up the edges of the cranberry eyeshadow. I went back in with my black kohl pencil and applied some more close to the lashline and on the water line. Finally I put mascara on (False Lash Effect Fusion from Max Factor).

Braided Chignon

I love this super cute braided chignon! Most days and most occasions I don´t like to feel to made up and then this hairstyle is great! It´s an updo so it keeps your hair out of the way but it´s casual and cute and goes with anything that you are wearing. Click here for the tutorial!

Ladder Braid

How cute is this ladder braid on Nora! First I did a waterfall braid (the braid on the top, you can find a tutorial for it here) and then I picked up the strands from that braid and did a french braid. Finally I folded the end of the braid under and secured with bobby pins. I had some requests on doing picture tutorials on some of the latest styles I have been doing on Nora on my instagram besause it´s difficult to understand when I explain only in words so that is something I will do in the near future. It´s not Nora´s favourite thing to model for me so I don´t ask her too often and also now it´s getting dark early and I always take the pictures on our veranda so it´s only weekends I can do them. Anyway I will get to it as soon as I can!

Holiday Hair Bow

This hair bow hairstyle is a favourite of mine to wear during the upcoming holidays! It´s formal but cute and great for many different occassions. I created a tutorial for DivineCaroline so head over there to check it out!

Wedding Workshop

Photo: Ulrika Norman

Just before I gave birth to Lily I did makeup and hair on a bride that actually had her real wedding in august but this time was a model for a wedding workshop for photographers from Sweden here in Athens. It was a bit unusual situation both for me and the bride with ten photographers taking pictures of everything, but I had so much fun and everyone was so nice and lovely! These pictures are taken by the talented photographer Ulrika Norman! For all the pictures and a better picture of the hair and also the amazing locations click here to get to her website! The workshops are being held by the amazing Emelie Ohlsson.

3 cute hairstyles with a bow & a ponytail

Nora has been sick for a few days, yesterday she was better but stayed home from school just to be sure. Anyway, that meant that she had time to help me by being my little hair model. I did 3 hairstyles that end up with a low ponytail and a bow. She looks super cute in all of the styles but my favourite is the fivestrand braid to the lower left. The upper right is a simple twist were you take hair from each sides and twist around each other, then pick up more hair and twist around each other again. The lower right looks even better on thick hair. It´s a knotted updo, you make a knot like you do when you tie a shoe, add hair from the sides and make a new knot continuing down. The fivestrand braid is as the name says a braid with five strands instead of three. Which one is your favourite?

Favourite MAC Lipstick Shades

One of my favourite brands for makeup is MAC and one of their best products are in my opinion the lipsticks. So many different shades and textures to choose from! Everyone can for sure find a lipstick that suits them! I´ve tried many different ones over the years and by now I have some clear favourites that I like to keep in my makeup bag and makeup kit.

The Red: There are so many gorgeous red colours to choose from but my favourite is Russian Red. It´s a bluish-red shade in a matte texture. The blue in the red also makes the teeth look whiter which is a nice bonus.
The Nude: Nude colours that suit you are not the easiest to choose and it´s important to try them on before buying since they have a tendency of making you look washed out if you choose the wrong shade. I like Myth which is a light neutral nude in a Satin finish. A tip when you wear Myth is to have a light pink lipgloss on top to give a bit of colour to the lips.
The Bright: A pop of colour is nice to wear sometimes especially in the summer. Girl About Town is a really nice bright blue fuchsia in Amplified Creme texture.
The Drama: Rebel has been a favourite of mine for a long time! I just love the colour. To make it more wearable I make a stain instead of wearing it with full impact. Use a finger to dot it onto your lips. Rebel is a cream plum in Satin finish.
The Pink: Angel is a really beautiful pink shade and one of MAC:s bestsellers. It suits fair to medium skintones. It´s a soft pink in Frost texture. A great everyday colour.
The Coral: Shy Girl is a soft nude coral shade in Cremesheen and very wearable.

Vanessa Hudgens inspired updo

This Vanessa Hudgens inspired updo is cute and messy, and a great way to wear your hair for any occasion. For example, this hairstyle looks great at a formal event with a beautiful dress. A loose hairstyle is a good way to dress down a formal gown. Or wear it as an everyday hairstyle with jeans and a T-shirt. It works on medium and long hair. Go to DivineCaroline for the tutorial and don´t forget to pin it for future inspiration! 

Waterfall braid

The waterfall braid is really one of my favorite braids! It looks very intricate but at the same time cute and casual. You can do it on any texture of hair you want, and it will look beautiful. I prefer it with curls or waves since it gives a softer look. Click here for the tutorial...

Beautiful little Lily

Finally our second princess is here! Our beautiful little Lily! We´re so happy and Nora is super excited especially since she has been wanting a baby sister or brother for a long time. Lily looks so much like Nora when she was newly born and with the same full head of hair! We´re all so in love with her and enjoying every moment!

How to style a shirt

When you wear a shirt it´s sometimes nice to not just let it hang but to create a shape and to tuck it in. And not only when wearing a shirt, if you wear a knitted sweater for example I really like to do the front tuck to get a waist. And with a t-shirt to do the full tuck in a maxi skirt to get a waist and nice proportions. But back to the shirt! There are 3 nice ways to tuck it in: the front tuck, the half tuck and the full tuck. They front tuck and the full tuck gives you a waist and they also help making your legs appear longer and your upper part shorter. The side tuck is just a cool way to style your shirt when feeling like doing something different. These tucks is also a great way to style a shirt when you´ve borrowed your boyfriend/husband´s slightly too big shirt! Then it´s also nice to fold up your sleeves like in the pictures. Thank you to my lovely model Josefine!

Jessica Alba inspired updo

Jessica Alba first wore this updo at the 2008 Academy Awards, and it has become an Internet favorite for women looking for a beautiful formal updo. Wear it with a nice dress and you´ll look stunning! This style requires medium to long length hair but will work with hair of any texture. Click here for the tutorial...

Retro inspired side ponytail

This retro inspired side ponytail is a nice change from the basic side pony, and it´s a hair style that catches the eye from all angles. This version is a modern twist on the retro look that's very wearable. Click here to go to and the tutorial...

Sunset photoshoot

A few days ago I did this photoshoot together with my friend Josefine for her blog. A photographer friend of hers was supposed to take the pictures and me as usual to do the hair and makeup but her friend got stuck in crazy traffic in Athens going out to the seaside were we live. So instead I took the photos, I know the camera a bit bettter now and I actually really like to take pictures so next project is to become a better photographer! For the first pictures I had curled her hair and later I braided it into a five strand braid. For the makeup I did a smokey eye in grey and bronze. The sunset was amazing like always! We truly live in one of the most beautiful places!

Golden Dots

Sometimes it´s fun to do a little nail design instead of wearing just one colour on the nails. Buy a dotting tool and try some new designs, this dotting tool is just a cheap one from H&M. You can also take something you have at home like a bobby pin or a pin needle. I love the combination of white and gold but you can do it with other colours if you prefer that. Paint all the nails with two coats of white nailpolish. When it´s dry paint the ring finger with gold (actually you don´t have to paint it white first and then gold, you can just paint it gold straight away, I just happened to do it that way). Take out your dotting tool and dip it in the golden nailpolish, make sure you don´t have too much of it on and start to create your dots. Finish it off with a top coat to last longer and you are finished!

Bohemian Girl

I love this bohemian looking style! It looks so casual, relaxed and cute. A flowy dress worn with boots and a cute hairstyle is all you need. I have a tutorial on this hairstyle here... At the end I just added some small braids and twisted also them around the headband. (Dress and boots are from here)

Cutest bags

Aren´t these the cutest bags for kids! I went to Zara the other day and their collection for kids this fall is adorable! I think I will buy bag nr1 for my daughter because I always end up carrying it anyway and why not do it with style! The bags and collection you can find here...

Twisted ponytail

Yesterday me and my sweet friend Josefine was shooting for our blogs! For my blog I used Josefine as a model to shoot a styling post that will come up on the blog next week. I´m a trained fashion stylist also and I want to do more styling posts on my blog in the future. Keep an eye out next week for the post! I did a fast and easy makeup and hairstyle on her and I really like this messy, twisted ponytail. To create it spray some dry shampoo on all of the hair for texture. Then take the hair from around the temple and down and twist it backwards, then do the same on the other side. I didn´t temporarily secure one side when I did the other because I can do the twisting with one hand and keep the other side with the other but if you find it difficult secure the one side yóu start with with a crocodile clip or sómething and then do the other side. When you´ve finished both sides gather them into a ponytail and secure with an elastic. Then take a piece of hair and hide the elastic, secure it with one or two bobby pins. Create some extra messiness to the ponytail either with some light backcombing and a touch of light hair spray or with some more dry shampoo. The makeup I kept simple but I contoured under the cheek bones to get extra shape to the face and I enhanced the eyes by using a grey eye pencil to line them.

September: life and instagram

September in Greece is one of my absolute favorite months, it´s not as hot as in august, the sea has been heating up all summer which means you can stay in the water for hours, the evenings are warm with a little breeze, you still wear just a dress and everywhere is people out enjoying themselves. The first picture is of one of our evening swims, I love to go to the beach to enjoy the warm water and the beautiful sunset, it´s truly amazing. The second picture is me very pregnant now shooting a hair tutorial! The baby is due in beginning of November and we´re so happy and looking forward to finally meet our newest member of the family. Picture number 3 is my beautiful friend Josefine who has been so nice and lending me her hair to do hair tutorials on! Her blonde hair is a nice change from my darker and I enjoy doing hairstyles on other people. We have more tutorials in the making! The last picture is of my Nora going to a pirate birthday party since September also means a lot of birthday parties because everybody is back from their vaccations on the islands and villages that they go on in August. Follow me on instagram for more pictures like this!

Mermaid into fishtail braid

I love the look of this mermaid braid that evolves into a fishtail braid! I find it very intricate and beautiful. And on my friend Josefine´s hair it looks amazing! Braids always turn up so well on blonde hair and you can really see the structure and details in them. I did this tutorial for DivineCaroline so click here for the full story...

Twisted Crown Braid

Sometimes I find it a bit hard to do the crown braids on myself but this twisted crown braid is so easy to do on yourself and it doesn´t take long at all. And it´s a hairstyle that actually looks bettter during the day when it gets a more lived in look! Click here for the tutorial...

Faux Fishtail Braid

This super cute bohemian looking hairstyle is so easy so create! You don´t even have to know how to braid! It looks kind of like a fishtail braid and therefor the name faux fishtail braid! I´d wear this hairstyle with a loose flowy dress or with denim shorts or jeans and a kimono. You can choose to pull on the twist to get a fuller look or keep them more separate for a more detailed look. The fuller look looks more like a fishtail braid so if you don´t pull so much you can see the twists more, it´s up to you. I pulled on mine for more volume and a fuller looking "braid". Follow these easy steps to create the hairstyle:

1. Take a piece of hair from the front and twist it towards the back.
2. Do the same on the other side and secure the hair together in the back with a small, clear elastic.
3. Flip the hair inwards around itself one time.
4. Take a piece of hair from each side just under the first "flip" and secure once again with an elastic.
5. Flip the hair inwards around itself again just like you did on the first one.
6. Continue the same way down the remaining of the hair as many times as you can or want.
7. Pull on the hair to add volume and to hide the elastics.
8. Finish it of with an elastic or like me with a leather string to add to the bohemian feeling.

3 cute ways to add accent braids

Accent braids add a cute and casual feeling to so many hairstyles. Here are three of my favorite ways to add a braid to a bun, a ponytail or to when your hair is down. If you want to know how to create them click here...

Hair Chalk Hairstyles

Here are some cute hairstyles if you prefer the hair up when you are wearing hair chalk in your hair! There are so many hairstyles that look nice wearing hair chalk but this is some examples of my favorite ways to wear it. From easy to make: the ponytail to medium: the bun to more advanced: the dutch fishtail braid! The dutch fishtail braid you can just change to a regular dutch braid to make it easier for you. Or any kind of braid, I love hair chalk with braids!

Hair Chalk How To

Hair chalk can be fun to play with and since it doesn´t last more than until your first wash just go for it! It dries out the hair a bit though so don´t do it too often! Hair chalk can create cute and interesting effects both with your hair let loose or in a hairstyle. I used it on my daughter and this is the way I found to be the best:

1. Protect your clothes while applying the hair chalk, it will drop down and also transfer to other materials. A good tip is to wear dark clothes when you are wearing hair chalk in your hair.
2. If you have blonde hair don’t wet the hair. But if you have brown or dark hair wet the strand of hair before applying the hair chalk, this helps it to grab on to the hair better and for the color to show up more. Also twist the strand of hair before applying the chalk. 
3. Apply the hair chalk. Do it in a downward motion and redo it until you are satisfied. There are many different "patterns" to choose from, you can apply it like highlights in your hair or as an ombré effect just at the ends of the hair. Get creative!

4. After your hair is dry lock in the hair chalk with a flat iron, this really helps it to stay in place. Finish with light hairspray as a last step to lock in the color.

Now style your hair! Wear it loose or if you are concerned with the color transferring to your clothes wear your hair in a braid or an updo , the hair chalk creates a really cool effect to your hairstyle.  

Later this week I will post three different hairstyles I did on my daughter when she was wearing hair chalk!

Formal updo

This low bun is stylish, chic, and easy to create. You can wear it to any formal event and look like you spent a lot of time on your hair when the truth is, it didn't take you long at all! I created this hairtutorial for DivineCaroline so click here to check out the full story...

3 cute ways to accessorize your hair

A ribbon is a cute way to accessorize your hair! I made this post for, click here to get the full story and the how tos...

Get the look

This is a look that I think is very wearable even if you´re not use to wearing a lot of makeup! It´s a soft smokey eye, some soft contouring and a nude lip. It´s especially flattering for blue eyes. The bun is simply a loose bun with some volume on the crown.

The Makeup

Foundation: Face and Body from Mac, Concealer: Pro conceal and correct pallette/medium from Mac, Setting powder: Prep + Prime transparent finishing powder used only in the T-zone.

Eyebrows: I shaped and filled in the eye brows with a powder called Tri Brow from Make Up Store and then for some texture I used an eyebrow pencil from Mac called Lingering.

Prep the lid with a grey eye kohl, I used Smoke from Make up store. First apply it close to the lashline and then smoke it uppwards on all the eyelid with a blending brush. Most of the product should be close to the lashline.
After that I took my favorite bronzer called Terracotta 4 seasons in 01 Blondes from Guerlain and applied on all of the lid, the crease and blending it up towards the browbone going quite high up.
Then I took a black eye pencil Le crayon khol 01 Noir from Lancome and applied it in between the lashes and at the lashline to define the eye even more. I blended the edges softly. Under the eye I took some of the bronzer close to the lower lashline, then the black eye pencil on the inside rim and also close to the lower lashline but only one third of the way from the outer corner smoking it inwards.

The cheeks:
I contoured softly to define the cheekbones using Step by step contour kit from Smashbox.
Then a touch of blush using Posey from Mac.

Lips: For a natural nude lip I used one of my favorite products, a lipgloss called Striptease from Nars.

The Hair

Create some volume on the crown by backcombing the hair gently and spray with a light hairspray for hold. Smooth out the hair without loosing the volume and gather all the hair in the neck without pulling the crown too much. Secure the hair in a ponytail then twist the hair softly around the base of the ponytail and secure with bobby pins.

Blogger beauty favourites

It´s a jungle of beauty products out there and it´s so difficult to know what to choose! I asked some of my blogger friends to take a picture of their beauty bags and show us what their favourites are! Check out their blogs for more inspiration!

My beautiful friend Ida is blogging for a swedish magazine called Chic. Her blog is very inspiring, especially when it comes to fashion! Check it out here... She lives in Sweden now but last year she lived here in Greece where I used her as my hair model sometimes! This is her favourite beauty products at the moment!

Blanche from Byredo
is a light, fresh parfume that everybody likes. It´s a scent you never get tired of!
Exuviance Ultra Restorative Creme. A lifesaver when your skin is tired, damaged or worn ut after a stressful day at work or after a day with to much sun. Use it as a mask during the night and you´ll wake up with calm, glowing skin.
Eos lipbalm is an ecological lipbalm made by natural products. Celebrity favourite nr 1 and always in my bag.
Nutraluxe Lash MD is a lash enhance product and I use it to get more distinct eyebrows, it frames your face and is perfect if you have thinner brows.
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse OR is the perfect body oil for summer or for an evening out. You get a golden glow that lasts all evening!
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Highligter makes the skin glow when applied on the right places. A gentle stroke on the cheekbones, collarbones or cleavage makes you look healthy and fresh.

My friend Tilda also use to live in Greece but is back in Sweden. She is blogging for one of Sweden´s biggest fashion magazines called Damernas Värld. She has a beautiful blog about fashion, interior design and life in general. Check it out here... This is her favourites!

Beauty bag: Svenskt Tenn
Brushes: Sigma 
Lash curler: Shu Emura 
Blush & lip pencil : N07
Foundation & bronzer: Chanel 
Eyeshadows: Mac 
Lipgloss: Clarins
Parfume with cocoa/vanilla: Nuxé

My sweet Josefine is swedish like me but lives in Greece and has a successful blog about her life as a fotballer´s (soccer) wife. Her blog is filled with fashion, beauty and her life as a mum. We often do projects together and we have many more ideas we´re going to work on this fall. Check out her blog here... Her favourites are:

Skin care: Skincode/Switzerland Skin refiner
Primer: Dior/Glow Maximizer
Parfume: Narciso Rodriguez/L´eau perfume
Sunscreen: Freesyderm/Sunscreen Velvet finish
For moisture: Mac/ Moisture mist
Tinted moisturizer: Laura Mercier/Tinted Moisturizer - illuminating broad spectrum(white) & tinted moisturizer oil free (brown)
Pressed powder: Make Up Forever
Powder foundation: Chanel/Double Perfection Lumiere
Conceler/ Cover stick: ACO

One of my best friends is Nora, if you´ve noticed my daughter is also called Nora and it´s after her I named her! She is norweigan, also used to live in Greece :-) but now she lives in Berlin, Germany! She works for celebrity hair stylis Shan Rahimkhan there at the marketing department. Her blog you can find here...

Face cream: Hada Labo antiage cream 
Body cream:The Body Shop - body butter "Fijian Water Lotus"
Lip product: Elisabeth Arden -  (for lips and gloss) Eight Hour Cream 
Lipstick: MAC "satin"
Parfume: Narciso Rodriguez "for her"
Mascara: Sublime De Chanel mascara 10 svart
Eyeshadow: Dior eyeshadow palette 030 incognito
Foundation: MAC Face and Body foundation
Blush/Bronzer: Dior - nude tan rouge 002
Concealer: Bobbi Brown - creamy concealer natural
Hair products: ALL my hair-products from Shan Rahimkhan

Boho braid

This braided hairstyle is perfect for a day when you want your hair to look casual and cute. Wear it with a nice long summer dress and some sandals for a relaxed bohemian look, or pull on an oversize knitted sweater over the dress and pair with some low boots for a casual, cool look this fall. You can wear this braid with straight or curly hair, but I prefer it with curls or waves. If you need to add some texture to your hair, check out my no-heat sock curls tutorial. Click here to check out the tutorial for this braid...

Rose pink makeup look

For a fresh makeup look during the summer I like the rose pink look! There are so many nice products for the lips, cheeks and nails but these are some of my favorites. For daytime I´ve switched my foundation to a CC cream from Clinique with SPS 30 and I put it on very lightly only where I need it. Then I use a cream blush like the one above called Posey from Mac. On my lips I wear a pinkish lipgloss for a fresh daytime look. If you want your makeup to last in the heat don´t forget to wear a primer under the foundation and use a transparent powder after the foundation and cream blush and apply a powder blush in a similar color on top. On the lips use a lipstick that you applied with a brush and on top the lipgloss. With this I only wear mascara and if I´m not too lazy I lightly fill in my eyebrows.

Nailpolish: Ming from Chanel
Creme blush: Posey from Mac
Powder blush: Fresh from Make up store
Lipstick: Faux from Mac
Lipgloss: Partial to pink from Mac

Lacebraided Updo

So today it´s time for the third and final tutorial for middle length hair! The lacebraided updo! Braids are always cute for summer so this is a great hairstyle for those hot summer days or warm summer evenings we have in front of us! My model for these hairstyles is my friend Ida who blogs for the swedish magazine Chic. Check out her blog here... To try this hairstyle follow these steps:

1. Make a lace braid by only picking up hair from one side when you are braiding. Don´t braid tight to the head but instead almost next to the head.
2. Do the same on the other side.
3. Take one of the braids and pin it up horizontally with bobby pins.
4. Do the same with the other one.

Now you have a cute braided updo! Wear it with a cute summer dress and sandals and you are ready to go!

Headband Updo

Now to the second of the tutorials on my beautiful friend Ida for middle length hair! This hairstyle is so adorable and one of my favorites. It works just fine on longer hair too but there is more to tuck away and still make it look nice. This hairstyle is so perfect for a summer party or when you are attending a wedding. Follow these steps to get the look:

1. Put on the headband. Try to find one that is not too tight on your head since it will then slip up easier. Don´t worry if it slips up a bit now, you will fix that later.
2. Take all of the hair (or if you want to leave a few shorter pieces in the front do that) and roll it around the headband. Arrange it nicely and tuck down the hair some more where needed.
3. Secure with bobbypins, especially if you are a bit flat headed like me. This is for extra security so the headband will stay put.

Easy Chignon

So it´s time for the first of the hairstyles for medium length hair, the easy chignon! I find this one easier to make really nice and much less hassle on medium length hair than long hair. You can of course make it on long hair too and I do make it on mine but when I did it on my friend Ida´s hair I did it so fast and easy making it the perfect every day hairstyle for days when you don´t have a lot of time to spend on your hair. Follow these easy steps to create it:

1. Make a low ponytail. If you want to you can already now twist the hair a bit in the ponytail for added effect later.
2. Make an inside out ponytail. You do this by creating a little hole just above the elastic of the ponytail then you take the ponytail and you flip it through from the outside to the inside.
3. Now take the ponytail and roll it up and secure with bobbypins.
4. Arrange it to look neat and nice!



I borrowed my lovely friend Ida´s hair to do hairstyles on middle length hair instead of my longer hair. Many updos are actually easier and looks better on middle length hair than long hair in my opinion. I did three easy updos that work really well on this length. I´m working on putting together the tutorials for them so check back for them during the week!

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