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.
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.
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.
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 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
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...
4 strand braid
4 strand braid with one strand smaller than the other is my new favorite braid! It looks more advanced than it really is and with just a little bit of training everone can do it! I love to learn a new braid, in the beginning it can be frustrating but than finally your fingers do what you want them to do and you have created a beautiful braid. In the picture up is my daughter Nora with the beautiful swedish fields in the background and in the picture down my friend Erica with her long, blond, amazing hair. I´m thinking to make a tutorial for this braid since it´s so cute!
Twisted half updo
I did this cute hairstyle on my friend Erica a few days ago, it´s an easy twisted half updo secured with bobby pins! First curl your hair. Then take two pieces of hair from the front, twist them lightly in the same direction and then twist them around each other the opposite direction. Pull on the lower part to create volume. Secure the one side temporarily with a clip or a bobby pin and do the same on the other side. Connect them in the back and secure them in place with bobby pins. Try to hide the bobby pins under the twisted hair!
Simple summer knot
This weeks tutorial on DivineCaroline.com is this knotted half updo. I like the casual, effortless feeling this cute hairstyle evokes. Wear it for an everyday look, or wear it to dress down an outfit. The hairstyle would pair perfectly with a party dress and heels or with jeans
and a cute T-shirt
. Check out the tutorial here...
Nora´s summer wardrobe
The summer is still in full bloom! Also here in Sweden where we are on vaccation at the moment. And in Greece where me and my family normally lives its 2-3 months left of it! Before I had my daughter Nora I bought much more clothes for myself but now I really enjoy shopping for her instead. Now a days there are so much beautiful children´s clothes! And my favorite clothes for kids are of danish and swedish design togehter with Zara. The scandinavians really know how to make children´s clothes and since H&M is swedish it doesn´t have to be expensive. In the collage are my favorites from my daughter´s summer wardrobe! For bigger pictures and brands click here...
3 ways to accessorize your hair with bobby pins
Why not use bobby pins for something else than to secure hairstyles with hidden away. They can be really cute to use as an accessory also! On DivineCaroline.com I share my 3 favorite ways to style your hair with bobby pins. Click here for the whole story...
I love the golden bronze look for summer but since I of course use SPF on the face I need to create it with some products! And it´s so pretty to match a golden skin with some nailpolish and lipsticks in bronzy, nude or golden colors!
1. Bronzing gel from Sensei- use it where the sun would hit the face or to warm up the skintone on your neck if it´s paler than the face and body since it´s difficult for the sun to reach this area.
2. Huile Prodigieuse OR from Nuxe- a beautiful golden shimmer, use it on the collar bones, cheek bones or some exposed skin area you want to highlight.
3. Myth from Mac- a nice nude lipstick that looks beautiful to a sunkissed skin.
4. Teracotta 4 seasons in Blondes from Guerlain- a powder bronzer to warm up the skin with and create a beautiful tan.
5. Shimmer Brick Compact in Bronze from Bobbi Brown- a bronzing highlighter to use on the decolletage, on the cheekbones or any other place you want to highlight your skin.
6. Nailpolish Inattendu from Chanel and Soirée from Mac- a perfect combo, first use the Inattendu as a base and then Soirée on top of it.
7. Soleil Tan De Chanel from Chanel- a bronzing makeup base to use to create an overall tan if your face is much lighter than your body or to use where the sun would hit the face if you just want some extra tan or to use as a shading product to emphazise your cheekbones or sculpt the face.
8. Lustre Drops from Mac- beautiful drops to create an amazing golden look with, use it on the cheekbones to highlight them or the collarbones if you wear a wide cut top.
9. Pigments in Copper Sparkle, Chocolate Brown and Tan from Mac- I love the pigments from Mac! All three shades are beautiful to match with a golden tan.
10. Straight to the head from Mac- use it over a nude lipstick or on it´s own.
Romantic fishtail braid
This bohemian-looking fishtail braid is one of my favorite hairstyles. I also love it as a bridal hairstyle because it has a romantic, feminine and loose feeling to it. The hairstyle works best on long hair with texture, like curls or waves in it because it gives more volume to the braid. If you don't have long hair and would like to wear your hair this way, you can always use clip in extensions; the hairstyle works very well with extensions. And add some flowers for an even more romantic feeling to the hairstyle. Click here for the tutorial...
Crown braid with a bun
I love to wear casual braided updos on hot summer days so I created a tutorial for this super cute hairstyle for DivineCaroline. This crown braid is the perfect way to keep cool while looking cute. I like to wear it a bit messy for a less formal style. It works on different lengths of hair, and you can wear it with any kind of texture. Click here for the tutorial...
Messy side ponytail with micro braids
This messy side ponytail has a bohemian look that's perfect for those days when you want to be casual. Wear it with a maxi skirt and sandals for a relaxed summer look! The style works best for medium length to long length hair. The texture needs to be curly or wavy to get the right feeling so you might need to add a little texture before starting this look. Click here for the tutorial...
My daughter looks adorable in a top knot and it´s a great hairstyle to get all the hair out of the way. The other week I did it with a braided back or neck maybe I should say and that made the hairstyle even more interesting. You flip your head upside down and make a french braid (or a dutch braid if you want to) then you secure it with the rest of the hair in a high ponytail. After that you create your bun by twisting the hair around the base of the ponytail and secure with bobby pins. A tip if you have slippery hair or find it difficult to keep the braid while you gather the rest of the hair is to secure the braid with a small elastic and then gather the hair and secure all of it with another elastic.
These pictures are taken on our veranda in beautiful Greece. Right now me and my family are in Sweden, our home country, for six weeks visiting and spending time with family and friends and we´re having an amazing time. I wish all of you a great summer too!!
Easy twisted bun
This is a nice and easy twisted bun for those days when you want your hair to look chic but don´t have a lot of time to spend on it! Follow these steps to achieve the look:
1. Make a side part
2. Section of your hair on the side with the most hair from ear and up. Secure it out of the way.
3. Make a low side ponytail.
4. Twist the hair around itself.
5. Then twist it around the base of the ponytail to create a bun.
6. Secure with bobby pins.
7. Now take the front hair and twist it.
8. Secure the front hair around the bun with bobby pins. Make sure you hide the ends.
Finished! Now you have a cute twisted bun!
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
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!
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.
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!
I love braids and they always make a hairstyle so casual and relaxed. This cute 3 braids into 1 is a perfect every day hairstyle and it takes 5 minutes or less to make! I think it´s so nice to wear now during spring and even better later when it´s summer with a cute summer dress. Follow these easy steps to create it:
1. Make a side ponytail.
2. Divide the ponytail in three parts and braid them normally.
3. Pull on each of the braids to create volume, this is especially important if you have hair on the thinner side like me.
4. Create one big braid of the three
5. Pull on the braid to create volume.
Finished! Super easy!
Easy every day hair
This is 4 easy every day hairstyles I´ve been wearing lately. It´s not always you have time or feel like spending a lot of time on your hair and then it´s great to have a few hairstyles to go to for cute hair in no time!
The fishtailbraid bun is easy to ceate! You first make a high ponytail, then fishtailbraid the ponytail and twist it around the base of the ponytail and secure with bobby pins. Make sure that you can see the fishtailbraid.
Easy twisted half updo is is a very cute go to look for every day! You start with one side of the head and in the front you take two pieces of hair next to each other and change position on them, then you add hair to the lower strand of hair and change position on them again. Continue like this until you reach the middle of the back, at the end you don´t have to add hair just twist them around each other. Secure it temporarily with an elastic or a clip. Do the same on the other side. Secure them togehter in the back with an elastic.
Fluffy fishtailbraid is one of my favorite hairstyles. You make a high ponytail, backcomb the top of the ponytail a bit, smooth out the surface, and create a fishtailbraid at the end of the ponytail. So easy and quick!
Braid in braid! It´s super easy to make and so cute. You can make it in the back, on the side or as a high ponytail. I did a tutorial for it on DivineCaroline.com. Check it out here...
This is a cool, fun boho hairstyle that will be perfect for the upcoming music festivals or concerts! Check out the tutorial I did on DivineCaroline...