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Skincare products

My favourite skincare products. This post contains affiliate links, which means by purchasing through these links I get a percentage of the sales. Click the image to go to the product.

I love massaging my hair and messing up my hair with this brush. Bonus tip: flicking the spikes is the best ASMR sound and feels really good.

I barely have any dead skin cells and my itchyosis vulgaris skin is healed – and one of the things I do is use moroccan soap with a kessa glove.

Using a jade roller is a new skincare step for me. I put it in the freezer to de-puff my face in the morning.

I love using argan oil on face, neck and back of hands every morning and/or evening while massaging my skin.

I use gua sha either in the morning or evening – sometimes both. I use a lot of oil and focus on the areas where there is tension.

My go-to cream for body and hands. It is thick but blends into the skin and this is the only cream that has worked for my extreme dry skin.

Castor oil is a very thick oil, which perfect for growing eyelashes and eyebrows, in split ends or simply as a natural lip gloss. I always have a bottle in my bag with me for cracked hands or lips.

Normally I avoid perfume, but this vitamin C serum has really improved my skin, making it look more alive. I use it in the evening.

Every week or so I use my derma roller followed by a massage with argan oil. It has improved my skin texture, removed fine lines and already the next day my skin looks more firm.

The only body scrub I have used that is really good for dry skin and ichthyosis as it is anti bacterial. The small grains also don’t dissolve in the water like many body scrubs.

My newest obsession: vegan tinted lip balm, it comes in multiple colors!

An exellent exfoliating mask that helps remove dead skin cells and brightens and makes the skin look more alive.

This is my favourite overnight mask. It leaves my skin soft and firm and you only need a thin layer. You can massage it into the skin when applying and rinse it off in the morning. The fragrance is derived from natural sources.

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Jolene lace top

  1. Follow the pattern for Jolene top
  2. Use a 4,5 mm hook and superfine cotton: 50 g = 160 m. I used 46 g for my size S/M incl. bra cups.
  3. Use Ternion stitch and make them ON TOP of each other if you want it like my version.
  4. Increase 2 per row: Increase by making 1 ternion stitch in the same stitch: *dc, sc, ch*
  5. If you want you can make an edge on each side with approx. 2-3 sc around every row.
  6. Bra cups: If you don’t want to use nipple covers make a small version of a bra cup (try it on as you go). It just needs to be big enough to cover a little bit more than the nipple area.
  7. Put on the top and secure the bra cups with a safety pin where you want them.
  8. Then sew them in place through the stitches.
  9. For the cowl you can simple tie a piece of yarn around the rows and weave them in.
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Josie Y2K handbag

Hook: 3 mm
Yarn: 2 strands of cotton, size 1. Link here (affiliate)
Stitches: single crochet (sc) and half double crochet (hdc)
Edging: 1 strand of cotton, size 1, 50 g = 160 m.
Colors: light green, white and black

1. Follow Josie bag pattern
2. Make 39 stitches and a total of 36 rows (incl. first and last)
3. The bottom corners are approximately 1 cm/2 rows
4. Close the sides so there are 6 rows more on the back
5. On the middle of the row (about 17 stitches in from each side) you make 5 hdc stitches and 5 rows.
6. The straps are: 4 hdc and 68 rows.
7. Sew them in place over half of the bag (approx. 8 rows) on each side.
8. Crochet an edge with sc in black yarn over the top edge of the bag, on top of the stitches on first row of hdc on the square (as seen on the last photo), as well as around the edge on the strap.
9. Finish with crocheting an edge on the bottom of the bag and up the sides. You crochet on top of the stitches by folding the bag and crocheting around or on top of the stitches or loops.
10. Finally sew a press on button or magnetic button onto the inside of the square and the same place on the bag so it matches. Now you can weave in the ends.

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Mati Striped Mini Scarf

  1. Follow the long version in the pattern for Mati mini scarf – use same yarn and hook recommended
  2. Choose 2, 3 or 4 different colors – use them randomly and don’t cut them of, just bring them with you as you go
  3. Instead of crocheting in the back and front loop, crochet through both loops.
  4. Remove approx. 5 regular rows (no inc or dec) from the middle of the scarf as well as 8 regular rows from the beginning and end of the scarf, making the full scarf shorter in length
  5. Finish by crocheting a single crochet edge – approx 1 sc per row, spread out – chain 1 and the point of the scarf to keep the pointed shape.
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Chunky Josie bag

  1. Follow the pattern for Josie bag
  2. Use 10 mm hook and 2 strands of super bulky yarn, link here (affiliate)
  3. Start with a foundation of 12 stitches
  4. The bag is 25 cm long / 12,5 half way incl. the last row
  5. The strap is crocheted directly from the side seam using single crochet chainless foundation. It is 31 cm long (27 stitches)
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Checkered Josie Bag

  1. You will need to follow the Josie bag pattern.
  2. Use 3 mm hook and 2 strands of size 1/superfine cotton (50 g = 160 m) OR 1 strand of size 2/sport/baby
  3. Start with a foundation row of 33 stitches or approx. 15 cm.
  4. Change color on every 3rd stitch + after every 2nd row. This way creating checkers that are 3 stitches wide and 2 rows high.
  5. Make the bag approx. 22 cm/11 cm long, then finish with the opposite color edge that you started with
  6. Make the strap separatly as explained in the pattern, only make 3 stitches and change color at the end of every 2nd row.
  7. The bottom corners of this bag measures about 1,5-2 rows.
  8. Make the strap approx. 28 cm long. Sew it into the seam on each side.
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Doris Brushed Sweater

Hook: 5 mm and 6 mm
Yarn: 1 strand of size 2/sport or 2 strands of size 1/fingering. I used 2 strands of size 1 (50 g = 160 m), I used 353 grams in total
Stitches: half double crochet, single crochet for the edge (waist and wrists). Ch 1 and turn over after every row. You crochet through both loops.

1) Follow the pattern & guide for Doris sweater w. guide — I made mine cropped to just under the bust – make sure to measure the length over the bust to get the right length.
2) Use a 5 mm hook and start with a chainless foundation: first making sc for 7 cm (10 stitches), then switching to half double crochet.
3) When you have made the rows for the shoulder, mark the row to just over the bust (where you want the neckline to start).
4) Depending on where you are on the row either stop at the mark and crochet back or slip stitch until you reach the mark, then continue the row – this way removing stitches from the row where they neckline is.
5) Then continue in rows with no decreases until you only have the shoulder measurement left on the panel.
6) When you reach the end of the row (where the mark would be) chain until you have the same number of stitches as you removed at step 4. (+ 1 chain as turning chain) this way creating length again for the second shoulder.
7) For the other panel (back) you can either just make rows with no decrease at all or you can do the same as step 4, 5, 6 but only decrease by 3-4 cm. This way creating a few cm of shoulder on each side of the panel.
8) Slip stitch the panels together over shoulder and sides.
9) Make the sleeves with a size 6 mm hook – making the same stitches as the body – single crochet first and then half double crochet.
10) Join the sleeves and crochet them onto the sleeve opening – then brush the sweater with a soft brush (nail brush, pumice stone or dry brushing brush) – brush back and forth or in circles until you have the look you want.