I was recently introduced to ACO skincare as I have been trying to find a new foundation that isn't heavy and can work well with my skin but most importantly not clog up my pores to try and help my damaged skin during this cold winter. I always remember hearing about BB cream when I was younger and how good it was for you and how it was a good coverage without the feeling of too much makeup but I never really tried them. This CC cream however seems to be super great, the colour was unfortunately too dark for me but it works amazingly on my mum! It really smooths out all of the imperfections and colour corrects for you, plus moisturises really nicely. The product itself is full of vitamins and nourishing oils that protect the skin. I will definitely be looking to get one that works well for my skin colour too as I was so shocked at how well it worked for my mum. I have been using the face cream and it is very soft and really helps any dry skin. The company itself was made from pharmacists who combined different skin based ingredients to be the best for your skin types. Mixed with good natural ingredients and recyclable materials for the packaging, I think it is a great company that I want to trial more of and see if the CC cream is as good as others say.

Here is a flatlay of my mums handbag with the fun products (plus some tea because she lives in England)! And a picture below of my wonderful parents who are sadly heading back home. I have had the most amazing time with them and am super sad they are leaving but will see them again soon for my birthday. I hope you are all having a great mid week and if you have tried the ACO CC cream I would love to hear your views on it?! I am now off to the airport to say goodbye to my parents but have an exciting trip planned this weekend which I can't wait to share. with you all.

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Hey guys, so today I have something new for you! I have created my very own first beauty vlog, where I show my new skin care routine with the products from Esse which are Vegan and Organic! I had so much fun creating this video (and yes it’s in my bed room because it has the best lighting) and would love to know what you think! I really think youtube is the best and most fun way to show the changes I have made in my life to be more ethically conscious and I would love to share it with you.

So here is my video!

Thank you Mildh Press for the great trial kit to see what works best for my skin and I have tagged their website here for you guys to have a look at the products yourself!

I really enjoyed making the video, and feel free to subscribe to my youtube account Jasminella (linked here) where a lot of new videos will be coming to you soon!

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During press week I met a lot of new people and found out a lot about super exciting products, but when people ask me what was your favorite thing that you learnt, here is what is it;

O’Right

O’Right is a hair product company, they do lots of great shampoos, conditioners, oils and more for your hair plus body and it is all 96% natural ingredients which is really great. I love a product that I know is natural and good for my hair, I have been using the green tea shampoo which makes my hair feel super soft. Even though that is great in itself, it’s not the reason why it’s my favorite.

But here is why, the bottle is 100% biodegradable, (biodegradable means capable of decaying through the action of living organisms) that means when your shampoo or conditioner runs out, you don’t throw the bottle into the bin for it to be taken to a landfill, nope instead you just plant the bottle in your garden and it will disappear naturally. The bottle is made from an eco-friendly PLA material, which is derived from fruit, vegetable and plant starch.

ISN’T THAT THEMOST INCREDIBLE THING EVER?

I don’t even know how to show you how excited and amazed I am by such an amazing thing, imagine if every company started making their products biodegradable, we wouldn’t have plastic anymore and everything would just become part of the earth in as little as 12 months!

But they didn’t even stop there, you see at the bottom of the bottles is a seed, so when the bottle starts to decomposes, it is converted into CO2 as well as H2O which then creates the nutrients for the seeds! So not only do you get great hair care but you can also grow your own tree so you are giving back to the environment.

I have been using Green tea which has certified green tea extract and foaming agents. This protexcts the hair from oxidative damage, refreshes and keeps the scalp healthy. They all have different types like Golden or Purple rose colour care, tea tree, bamboo, camellia and a few more.

I have attached their website here.

I hope you like it, when I learnt more about this product thanks to Etica Stockholm PR I felt super emotional that someone has worked so so hard to create a product that is not only good for us but also amazingly good for the environment. I would love to know what you think and if you have a favorite sustainable product!

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Today was a beautiful day, I was invited to an event held by Spalt PR to celebrate the release of Solinotes' perfume into Sweden. It is a french brand that now are working with H&M to introduce these amazing different scents to us, and what is really exciting is it is all about mixing the scents together, rather than just having one smell, you have some base scents that can then mix with others.
The different scents are; Cherry tree, Figs, Musk, Vanilla, Pomegranate, Rose and Exotic tiger flower. So with Perfumes there is a triangle, you have the base scents, then the heart scents and then finally the top scents. Each perfume has a mix of the different scents that make the triangle and when mixing the right scents from different perfumes, you can create your own smell.
The event was very exciting, with lots of yummy yummy food which was all healthy and delicious. It was held at Miss Clara by Novis, which is a super cute restaurant and hotel but when you journey up to the 5th floor you find the most beautiful conservatory where we had an amazing time trying virtual reality which is a lot scarier than expected, smelling beautiful scents and eating/drinking.
I absolutely love fruity scents, although its not for everyone I enjoy the sweet smell that makes me feel like summer. Whats amazing with these products is that it is all produced in France and the base ingredients are natural. Perfume is a very chemical thing that we spray onto our body, it is so so important for us to be conscious of what we simply spray onto our bodies and with these natural goodness, you can smell and feel good all day long.
So a cheers to that, an affordable and yummy perfume which is moving into the right way of being sustainable and organic. It has the right ethics with the base being natural and all coming from France and a good start for changing different products in my home like my perfume.
I hope you like the pictures! I went to this lovely event with Olivia and Maja. Afterwards I went to get a smoothie with Maja and get to know one another better. It was lovely to talk about my family and home, and to learn more about her life and as we spoke more and more we started to talk about loving one another, and how it is easier to love someone when you know them and understand them. Society doesn't bully people they understand or annoy others if they get what they are talking about but we do to people we don't understand and that is so wrong. And then Maja said something beautiful 'We should all be in a relationship with the world' and that is so true, we do not hate those we are in a relationship with but instead we love them because we understand them, so if we all take time to have a relationship with people from everywhere, and with the planet itself, we will all do our best to love and help them and that can make a difference.

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As our world progresses, the environment gets more and more polluted and as we do our best to counteract this horrible problem, have we really thought about the effect it has on our skin? As I was walking through the streets of Stockholm, someone in front of me blew out their cigarette smoke and it went right in my face, all I could think about was how that must damage my skin and that every car expels just as much bad smoke from its exhaust. We spend money, time and effort cleaning our skin and trying to keep a nice complexion, plus fight away the signs of ages but it could be a failing effort when we don't protect ourselves from pollution.

But then again is it all pretend, are beauty companies using our fear of pollution to sell us products that are no different to others? There are a lot of questions I am asking myself as I learn more and more about sustainability and the consequences of pollution. I want to learn a lot more about it all, I have been reading different publishings which have very different views on what is good and bad for our skin.

This will be something I will be looking more into, its good to fight for the environment and fight for ourselves! Here are a few companies that say they offer an anti pollution formula:

They all focus on creating something that can protect your skin with an SPF factor in it, or a shield to prevent the absorption of airborne pollutants where as some remove dust, dirt and pollution from your skin. I think it is interesting that we are trying to find solutions to the problems mankind have created, living in a city is a lot of fun and we always have lots to do but there is a lot of traffic too, so I would like to think that something would work and be good for our skin, and I am on a hunt to find it! I want a world where I can breathe in the fresh air and feel the fresh air on my skin, but until we can clean up our act I will take a formula that cleans my skin of the harshness of this world.

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