Monday, April 16, 2012
Vi er så overlykkelige !!
Finally we can offer the fantastic nail polish from Deborah Lippman at Shine ..
we have selected a wide choice of colors to fit your mood for spring and summer days and to fit some of the colors we have in the shop as well , the nail polish cost from 169-, to 199-, and many are so nice to combine together , first a plain color and on the top some glitter for example ...
most of the glitter ones are quite sheer so they can be worn for the day time as well, just to add some sparks !
under you can see some of the colors we have...
if you pass by the shop or have a look in the webshop you will find the 26 colors we have at all time ..
pick your favorite :)
COLOR LOVE ..
Sunday, April 15, 2012
It has always been really clear ( at least for my husband and best friends ) that i am a total beauty junky when it comes to skincare .
In france were i come from the beauty routine goes from mother to daughters and we already know a lot at an early age , the base of it is: protection protection protection !
i remember some early holidays were my cousin and i were literally of our own will, painted in thick white 50 SPF on the beach in the south of france ( secretly wondering why no boys was attracted to us ...)
luckily nowadays those creams comes in lighter version because i still swear by them , i could quite frankly loose my sleep over a sun burnt , knowing that it might lead me to either ; best case : new wrinkles worst case : melanoma .
i swear i never used a sun bed before i moved to norway , and the first visit was a funny catastrophe because i spend the longest 15 mn of my life wondering how the machine works and then it went off !
In france it has been very trendy to be borderline transparent white and the sun bed studios have a very bad reputation so the way most people in norway want to be super tan was a novelty for me .
But it is living in Norway and traveling to danmark regularly that put me on the right path with my beauty products .
Before, i used to think that the most advance technologically the face cream was, the best results one would get , for years i swore by Esté Lauder , Chanel , Creme de la Mer ( witch has gave some of the best result to my skin but is stupidly expensive ) .
Now i have learnt that somewhere in between all those creams loaded with trash that your body struggle to get rid off, you can find some simple but wonderful face oils that are instead loaded with natural bounty .
So from Creme de la Mer to ISUN , i went trough years with Jurlique ( but found out its not only pure stuff inside ) , tried a bit of everything at The Organic Pharmacy ( witch my friends used to send me from london back in the days were it was not available at Body Bar in trondheim ) , tried of course Olio Lusso ( such a hype product in Vogue and Bazar ) , then my search for the perfect oil ended when i found ISUN
with ISUN i got rid of many problems at once : small dry patch AND spotty area , a new clear and subtle skin appeared and the smell of the products are to die for !
Isun is on sale in trondheim at : sans stylister in Nordre :http://sansstylistene.no
and Siv witch lead the salon can help you find the perfect product for you , most are really potent so you don't need to apply much and they are worth the investment and your body will thank you for it !
from Isun i use also their body lotion witch can nourish my skin in spite of being light , the eatable face mask with cocoa and of course the face oil ultra sapphire packed with antioxidant .
Of course i cannot stay away from the add in magazines so i still use some "poisoned " items like the advanced night repair from Esté Lauder , the new lancome serum , and of course since i stay off the sun but don't want to look like a pale face when the summer comes, some self taner .( but for info, The organic pharmacy makes a good one also )
Not on the pictures my favorite face cleanser is the carrot butter from the organic pharmacy for witch i will write another post ..
the products above are for my body and hair , kevin murphy anti.gravity volumateur is a good one
( on sale at sans stylister ) REN products are finally on sale in norway at any pharmacy and i recommend their maroccan rose otto body oil , chistophe Robin is the star hairdresser in france and has this wonderful lavender oil to nourish your hair , and furterer is an advance brand on sale at french pharmacies .
A good looking packaging always works for me but lately i have been into NARS , MAC , YSL, for the make up range , with an exeption : the CHANEL nail polish !!!
let´s make it clear now : they ruined my nails !
i love their colors , i collect them even , but honestly they are so full of crap that my nails will take month to look normal again .
i would not talk about it if i was alone in this case but several of my friends have noticed the same problem and we are all desperate for a solution .
i hope that the new nail polish line from Deborah Lippman we received at Shine will save my nails , those nail polish are free from most bad chemicals you can find in others .
Ha! and one more thing before i end this post for today , i stopped using water to wash my face twice a day to remove make up and dirt !
i use instead in the evening either the carrot butter or the water micellaire from bioderma on a cotton pad and my skin had a huge improvement .
NEXT TIME I POST ABOUT BEAUTY IT WILL BE TO TALK ABOUT THE WONDERFUL EVENING I HAD AT BODY BAR WERE I DISCOVERED ANOTHER ECO BRAND FROM NORWAY CALLED WAY OF LIVING ....
KEEP POSTED :)
In a few days i will be on my way to New York ! this time around as last time i will visit my friend who has her 31st birthday and leave at her wonderful penthouse on Green and prince down in Soho for a few days of party , gallery visit , hip restaurant and fashion advice from none the less than our favorite blogger/model/photographer : Hanneli Mustaparta .
i am looking forward to it :))
and this week as Agnes is in london for a few days of the same fun ( as mentioned above ) you will find me in the shop every day :)
Saturday, April 14, 2012
we had a little party at the shop to welcome the arrival of the SONIA collection here at Shine , we had patiently stored the beautiful paper balls we had found both in Paris and copenhagen on some of our trips and we could finally hang them up to celebrate all the vibrant colors and the sun witch was shining outside .
we had a bit of a run before most people arrived and some of the picture show the half finished layout , we had plan to show the collection from mid afternoon until late in the evening but most people started to come as soon as we opened our doors and it kept flowing all day until late evening and i hope everyone got our attention ( i remember some hectic moment were elise and i were actually eating the same toast without knowing , or me standing in my pantyhose on the table to hang some paper balls ...)
we had gathered some inspiring pictures of limonade and we tried to re-create the same effect and everything came into place when i found those lovely paper straws in Paris at the Bonton shop : (www.bonton.fr) on my last trip to Paris for the easter holiday ..
Shine vue from the street ..
the lime limonade with fresh berries and lime
Karoline had the great idea of making those strawberries dipped in chocolate and i had forgot how good that was until we finished all of them after the party was over :)
I hope you all had a nice time yesterday and found some treasures ...
HAVE A LOVELY SATURDAY ..
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Big burst of good mood today at Shine ! i suddenly realized that the sun was shining since some hours and we were missing on it, sooo we moved the office out in the shop !
If you think we look a bit tight on this round desk then you have not seen were we worked before !
the decision was made in a second to move and we got so inspired by it that the move was made in less time it takes for the top coat of our nail polish to dry !
So from tomorrow you will find us right there around the corner for the best and worse of it !
( the best is that we can help you around , the worst is that we have a tendency to become very silly as the day goes and our lunch is far away , and then the talk become essentially food oriented and very little fashion forward )
But ... isn't that little SONIA wallet lovely ? it is merely a card holder on the front and a lady mirror in the back and we have very few but they are so nice ..
Tomorrow you have been maybe told before , we are having the release day for the SONIA by Sonia Rykiel collection here at the shop from 15.00 up until 20.00 , we will serve some fresh limonade early in the day and some other things from 18.00 ... and the collection is worth having a look at and a try because so many pieces will become collectors items in your wardrobes ..
light fresh summer dresses ..
Have you seen the little heart pattern of this wrap around dress ?
We love Forte Forte here at shine , on this picture above , and we firmly believe that this brand is bound to be very big soon , everything is made in Italy with the finest fabrics and the feel is luxurious and so lovely ..
We end with the funny photo of karoline playing with some feathers at the studio in a Forte Forte dress ..
See you tomorrow at SHINE or on the Web anytime :)
be inspired ...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
We are so looking forward to this friday and showing you all the collection from SONIA by Sonia Rykiel
there is so many collectors items , pretty preppy dresses , sweet once also , COLORS finally ! and when i mean colors , its red and pink and green and blue and more more more ...
and we have started to change the layout in the shop today and worked hard on our spring cleansing ..
so come and visit us soon or take a peek at our webshop on friday afternoon because all the pieces will be updated :)
SEE YOU SOON AT SHINE !
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Vi ELSKER Sonia her på Shine, og denne kolleksjonen er som en herlig krasj av Carrie Bradshaw og Italian/Parisian chicness.
Og nå på førstkommende fredag, (den 13!) har vi en liten Sonia-fest her på butikken og gir blaffen i alle ulykkesspådommer dagen bærer med seg, og sier til oss selv at det er best å ikke tenke så mye på ulykke, men tenke på morsomme ting istedet. Og du er hjertelig velkommen!
Vi serverer hjemmelagd lemonade og pynter med fargerike ting! Herlig! Og som om det ikke er nok, så gir vi 10% rabatt til alle som liker oss på facebook også!
Vi ble nemlig skikkelig inspirert da vi så disse herlighetene på A Beautiful Mess-bloggen, og tenkte at det passer perfekt som tema til Sonia-kvelden vår! Vi liker jo å pynte:)
Dessuten er vi helt hekta på pom-pom's! I alskens farger!
I København, sist gang vi var på innkjøp, kom vi over noen fantastiske hos Liebe som vi har keramikk fra og vi står og tripper fordi vi har sa lyst til å henge de opp NÅ!
MEN NOK OM DET, her er klærne! Noen av dem ihvertfall, det er så mye som har kommet at vi har ikke full oversikt enda.
Og her er noen av looksene fra denne sesongen: