All posts filed under: beauty

The perfect Red Lips, naturally!

In search of the perfect red lipstick, I’ve tried many brands and many shades over the years. Often they have been just a bit too pink or too orange. When I heard about this new comer on the organic cosmetics market, I was eager to give it a try! When HAVU Cosmetics, a small Finnish company started by just 19-year old student of chemistry and biotechnology Lumi Maunuvaara, opened their online store on the 7th of August 2018 offering lipstick in three shades, everything was sold out within hours. Ever since the product was introduced at the Habitare-fair in Helsinki last autumn, it’s launch was internationally anticipated. Still, on their instagram account the team behind Havu said that the reception of their online store took them by surprise and they promised to manufacture more products as soon as possible. I was just fast enough to sneak one lipstick in RED into my shopping basket and check out before the virtual shelves were screaming emptiness. A few days later I heard the postman struggling to push …

bath & beauty favorites

I’ve been going through some bad hair days, weeks and even months lately: Dryness, dullness, tangles – you name it… A couple of weeks ago I decided to cut off about 20 cm and give my hair a break, which for sure was Step One in the right direction. Thinking that a change in shampoo & conditioner could be a good second step, I remembered that on my recent trip to Helsinki they had some pretty awesome bath products at Hotel Klaus K. And when my order from Malin & Goetz arrived just one day after with a personalized handwritten Thank You note and some free samples I was sold. Luckily the goodness didn’t stop at their top class marketing, but these are the softest, most beautifully scented hair products I’ve tried, possibly ever. The apothecary brand uses mostly natural ingredients free from parabens and irritants often found in cosmetics. The company doesn’t test on animals and most of their packaging materials are biodegradable. So, my hair was becoming easier to manage already, but when I came …