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Getting Ready for Portugal 

Posted in Beauty
by Emma Elwin on 16 June, 2019

I can’t believe it’s only two weeks until I’m leaving for Portugal for five weeks The summer holiday is a big thing for me nowadays. My traveling patterned has become different from when I was younger and went on shorter trips for work or pleasure all the time. Nowadays, we tend to stay at home or at least in Sweden during terms, and I never thought I would say it, but I prefer being at home. But then we go big for summer – the last few years we’ve been in Biarritz, surfing and just living an easy life, but this year we’re going to Portugal where my parents have bought an apartment. I’ve heard it’s fantastic, and the surf is good too.

I always start my count down pretty early before we leave, maybe two months… three? Already then, I start thinking about what to bring (actually I think about that all year). I start working out specifically to benefit my surfing (those paddling arms), and I go through routines to prepare my body and my skin for a new setting and a different climate.

One of the routines that I’ve come to love is that of which my long-term collaboration with Skin Treat has allowed me to indulge in. Skin Treat, as you probably know by now, is a 100 percent vegan skincare brand with key active ingredients from organic farming. The products are naturally gentle but at the same time effective.

Right now I enjoy giving special attention to my body by scrubbing, exfoliating and moisturizing. I’ll be the first to admit I’ve never been so close to caring for my body as much as my face as I am right now. I’ve found a routine and it feels great. I’ll be ready for the beach in two weeks.

These are my essentials from Skin Treat right now, click on each product to find them on KICKS.SE.

 

Skin Treat Melting Sugar Body Scrub (200 ml), Skin Treat Perfection Body Elixir (100 ml), Skin Treat Bright Renewal Exfoliating Body Mousse, Skin Treat Instant Hydration Light Body Lotion


Vacation Ready with Esprit

Posted in Style
by Emma Elwin on 16 May, 2019

You can find the shirt to the left here, The detail picture is a press sample. 

This is a part of my ongoing collaboration with Esprit. We did our first project together this fall and have since met both in Stockholm and Berlin to create content focusing on their sustainability efforts. Earlier this spring myself and my Make it last co-founder Lisa participated in a panel debate on the future of fashion in general and the sustainable ambitions of Esprit in particular, it was a great talk. I tend to think longer, more integrated collaborations are more fruitful than one-offs. You get to know the brand, you get some insight into what the motivations and main challenges are.

Straw bag and shirt from Esprit. 

Anyway, Esprit is on a journey towards a more sustainable business model and they are working a lot with better materials as a part of this process. Nearly 70 percent of Esprit’s denim is made of organic cotton and recycled materials, to mention one. They also work a lot with for example Tencel and a material I’m increasingly interested in, Ecovero (it’s derived from certified renewable wood sources using an eco-responsible production process which meets high environmental standards).

Here are my favorite sustainable Esprit garments for this coming summer. I’m so excited to bring them to Portugal in a month or so. I love the shirt’s detailing and the bag is perfection! Which are your favorites? 

Top, trousers and dress from Esprit.

Follow Esprit’s sustainability work and shop the collection.
In collaboration with Esprit. 


The spring hasn’t quite sprung in Stockholm yet and I’m desperate to save my skin from giving up due to the cold, dry climate and constant weather changes. It’s definitely the time of the year to make an extra skin effort, don’t you agree?

I like making it easy though. As you know I’m a fan of Skin Treat, a brand sold exclusively at Kicks and Kicks.se. Skin Treat offers 100% vegan, at least 90% natural body care in which all key active ingredients originate from organic farming. Naturally gentle and budget-friendly, while at the same time technical and effective. How happy I am for the developments in this field, it didn’t use to be easy to find these kinds of concepts only a few years ago.

My best products to boost skin right now are from the Skin Treat Intense Moisture series. Rich, creamy formulas that work deeply, beyond the surface skin. The Multi-Action AHA & PHA Rinse-Off Peeling, Anti-Blemish Body Treatment and the Anti-Blemish Gel Cleanser are my favorites!

Sold exclusively at Kicks.se, right now with a 25 % discount.

In collaboration with SKIN TREAT.


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