Four easy steps to a classic Smokey Eye!

Is there a better look to go for on New Year’s Eve than the classic Smokey Eye? The Smokey Eye is a flattering look that suits most people, but it can be a bit tricky to get it right. These easy steps will help you to create a dramatic look by using only four products:

  1. EmmaS-Smokey-eyesStart by applying a light eye shadow all-over your eyelid and crease. Use a natural colour to open up your eyes and to neutralize red or blue skin tones. Look for shadows with names like “Biscue”, “Beige” or “Sand”.
  2. Use a soft black or dark brown eye pencil to draw a line along your lower waterline. Use the same pen to draw a line alongside both your upper and lower lash line. The line does not have to be perfect, but try to reach in between your lashes. A good trick to reach in between your eye lashes is to tilt your head slightly backwards as you draw the line.

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  1. Continue with a dark grey/brown eye shadow, preferably with a bit of shimmer. Use a soft brush, and make sure to shake of any excess color before using to avoid spill. Use the brush to smudge your pen marks upwards using circular motions. Gently use the same brush to smudge the lower line as well.
  2. Finish off with a layer of carbon black mascara on both your upper and lower lashes.

Don’t forget to use a good eye cream to rehydrate your skin before you put on your makeup to get the best results.

Sensitive eye cream, 1) Chanel Ombre Essential “Beige”, 2) MAC eye pencil “Ebony”, 3) Armani Eye & Brow Maestro “Ash Blond”, 4) Diorshow Mascara “Pro Black”


Mini facials at Care & Beauty!

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Some pictures from this weekend when I was at Kronans Apotek Care & Beauty in Mall of Scandinavia. My friend Anneli who is a skin care therapist was also with me doing Emma S. “mini facials”. If you are in Stockholm I recommend visiting her beauty salon called “Annelies Skönhetskammare“!


Six highlighters for radiant skin!

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Highlighter, illuminator or strobe – we find many names for those we love. A highlighter contains light reflective pigments that even out the skin tone and give the skin a radiant, healthy glow. You can also use them to highlight your cheekbones, brighten up your eyes or give the illusion of fuller lips. Apply your highlighter onto your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, cupid’s bow, the corner of the eyes and just under the brows.

  1. Dior, Glow Miximizer – A primer that evens out your skin tone and gives your skin a nice glow. Apply all-over face before your foundation or powder.
  2. Benefit, Watt’s up cream to powder highlighter – Apply this creamy highlighter to the high points of your face. The stick is perfect to pop into your handbag and apply when needed.
  3. Bobbi Brown, Long-lasting eye shadow stick in “Vanilla”. A shimmering eye shadow that comes in a handy stick. Apply to the corner of your eyes, the middle of your eye lids and just under your brows. Gently blend into your skin with your fingertips for a discreet, glowing look.
  4. Dior, Rose Cream Smoothing pumping lip balm. A caring lip balm that gives your lips a full, healthy look.
  5. NARS, Illuminator in the color “Orgasm”. A classic! Mix a few drops into your tinted day cream for some extra glow, or just dab onto cheek bones and the bridge of your nose.
  6. Laura Mercier, Matte Radiance Baked Powder. Use a big brush and sweep the powder over your cheekbones, forehead and the bridge of your nose.

 


Can you eat your way to more beautiful skin?

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Sure you can. What you choose to eat can affect your skin both to the better and to the worse. The most important thing is of course to enjoy good food and eat a varied diet, but sometimes you may feel the need to boost your body with some extra antioxidants (especially this close to Christmas). Our favourite sources of antioxidants at the moment are: Beets (red, yellow or polka), Raspberries, Artichokes, Strawberries and Blueberries.


Mall of Scandinavia

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Emma at Kronans Apotek Care & Beauty.

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Our space at Kronans Apotek Care & Beauty. 

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Last week was the grand opening of Mall of Scandinavia, which is now the largest mall in the Nordic region. We were there this weekend and met some of our fantastic costumers, always a pleasure meeting you! The mall is located just outside of Stockholm and you can find us at Kronans Apotek Care & Beauty, Kicks and Åhléns.


The season is changing and so is my skincare routine

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I love the fall-winter season with its crisp, cold air and beautiful colours. Unfortunately, my skin does not love it quite as much. If you are living in a cold climate, it could be a good idea to change your skincare routine accordingly. Here are my best tips on how to keep your skin smooth and supple throughout the colder months.

1. Change your cleansing routine. If my skin feels tight and dry during the winter, I use my 3 in 1 cleansing oil to remove both impurities and makeup. It contains softening Meadow foam seed oil and Shea light oil that cleanses the skin without making the skin dry.
2. Use more cream. During the winter we are usually good at regularly using hand cream throughout the day to keep our hands soft. You simply have to do the same with your moisturiser and eye cream, and use more cream than usual to saturate the skin. If your skin is really dry you should look for products with a higher percentage of oil, like our sensitive series.
3. Serum actually works. A serum is a fantastic product that can boost your skin with more moisture. Emma S. has three different ones to choose from according to different skin types. Opt for the moisturising serum if you’re looking for moisture and hydration but a low percentage of oil. Choose ageless serum if you need lots of hydration, but also functional ingredients that increases lustre, prevents fine lines and fights the signs of ageing. If you have very dry skin, choose sensitive facial oil serum which is based on natural oils that both moisturises and nourishes skin skin.
4. Rehydrate throughout the day. A hydrating facial mist is a great way to freshen up your skin during dry winter days. A splash over your makeup every now and then helps your skin to feel rehydrated when you can’t apply a regular moisturiser. My moisturising facial mist with Cucumber and Apple extract is a must on my desk.
5. Don’t forget your lips. I have lip balms lying around literally everywhere. In my purse, coat pockets, night stand and I apply them every chance I get. At night, I make sure to apply an extra thick layer before I go to bed. More is more!
6. Eat more healthy fats. Fatty acids Omega 3 and Omega 6 are great for your whole body. Make sure to eat lots of oily fish, avocado and maybe add a daily intake of supplements to make sure you cover your daily dose. It’s pure gold for your skin.

 


Elle, Twilfit & Calvin Klein

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Cia Jansson (editor in chief of ELLE), Emma and Emma Unckel (beauty editor of ELLE)
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Elle’s beauty editor Emma Unckel recommended her favorite Moisturising facial mist
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Emma, Elle’s beauty editor Emma Unckel and a representative from Calvin Klein talked about beauty and underwear trends.
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Thank you all ELLE-readers who came to the shopping event we hosted together with ELLE, Twilfit and Calvin Klein last week. We had a great time with you!


Don’t forget to check your breasts!

crk-bandI have friends who have suffered from breast cancer, so I know how important it is to detect cancer at an early stage in order to defeat it. In October it is yet again time for the Swedish Cancer Society’s Pink Ribbon campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer. We at Emma S. want to draw attention to this important matter. By regularly checking your breasts, for example when you shower, you increase your chances to detect the disease at an early stage. Use your body wash for something important!
How-to:
1. Use a firm, smooth touch, keeping the fingers flat and together. Use a circular motion, about the size of a quarter.
2. Begin at the nipple, moving in larger and larger circles until you reach the outer edge of the breast and have covered the entire breast from your armpit to your cleavage.
3. Be sure to feel all the tissue from the front to the back of your breasts.
Here’s what you should look for: Are the breasts in their usual size, shape, and color? Does something stand out as different from the rest? Has anything changed since the last time you checked? Make a note about how your breasts look and feel and save it to your next self-exam.
If you have any questions or suspect something that may be a symptom of cancer, turn to your closest hospital or your gynecologist.

Welcome to our blog!

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Welcome to our new blog! Here you’ll find lots of inspiration and are able to read about beauty, skincare and other things that we find inspiring right now.