The Beauty Essentials from May

Written by Yasmine M

The sun has arrived to Scandinavia, and we are a bit terrified but happy. To celebrate the warm weather we have gathered citrus and refreshing scents to welcome us for the summer.

NYX Professional Makeup Plump Right Back Primer Plump Right Back Primer + Serum from NYX Professional Makeup smoothes the skin for a base before your makeup. The skin feels hydrated and is enriched with 3 types of electrolytes + 2 types of vitamin (hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, pro-vitamin B5, magnesium and potassium). This also helps your makeup look so that it lasts all day. The vegan formula feels light on the skin and absorbs quickly so your skin is ready for makeup. Find it at NYX.

Ole Henriksen, Find Your Balance Oil Control Cleanser This cleanser reduces excess surface oil and deeply cleanses pores. Formulated with Green Fusion Complex, a proprietary blend of potent active botanicals—green tea, eucalyptus, algae (kelp) and Irish moss extracts—and neem seed oil, this oil control face wash has deep cleansing action to unclog and purify pores without stripping skin. Find it here.


Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Daily Hydrating Body Lotion Eight Hour Daily Hydrating Body Lotion provides functionality and multi-functional benefits to simplify your skin care routine without compromising. Eight Hour Daily Hydrating Body Lotion is a refreshing, silky and light lotion with the ingredients that nourish and protect your skin. It contains shea butter, avocado oil and a natural prebiotic complex, moisturizes effectively, absorbs quickly and makes your skin look and feel healthier. Find it here or at your nereast retailer.


Fiona Shower Gel, Lush This is the collaboration we didn't know we needed but always wanted: Lush goes Shrek. The collection is for all of us who just wants a bit of green and mud. One of the products in the collaboration is the Fiona shower gel, a great shower gel for spring and summer, it has a different but refreshing scent of citrus and cucumber that smells like you are in the world of Far Far Away. Packed with Vitamin C, Fresh Cucumber Juice cools and soothes the skin while giving it the healthy, radiant glow of an ogre in love. Sourced from South Africa, Buchu oil adds a fresh berry note to this fruity fragrance. Use it together with Shrek Pack, another product from the collaboration, and feel like Shrek or Fiona for the day. Find it here.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Wild Eau de Parfum Marc Jacobs new fragrance wants us to embark on an adventure. Together with the wild and feminine Marc Jacobs Daisy Wild Eau de Parfum for Women. The fragrance is inspired by nature, with notes of jasmine, vetiver and banana flower. The fresh scent – here as a refill – is reminiscent of a bouquet of white flowers. Return to nature and unleash your most free-spirited self. Find it here or at your nearest retailer.

Garnier, Method for Curls Mask Fructis Method for Curls hair mask is for you who want to have a simple product for your curly hair. The formula is enriched with 13% moisture complex with hyaluronic acid and fatty acids from shea butter. I found it at my nereast supermarket, and I am always ready to try some new hair care. It provides intense moisture and hydrates the hair and is approved by the Cruelty Free International under the Leaping Bunny program. Find it here or at your supermarket.

Structure Repair Booster Masque, Maria Nila The swedish hair care line has created a treatment for your hair, with repairing algae extract that makes your hair soft and shiny in just 3 minutes. Replaces both hair mask and conditioner. The product has a sweet yet refreshing scent of vanilla, rose and jasmine. Find it here.

Photo courtesey of Maria Nila, Lush