#Modeathome: Johanna Emma Olsson
How do you spend the first thirty minutes of your day?
I always start my day with 5 minutes of meditation to set the mood and intention for the day ahead. Then I have some black coffee and a glass of grapefruit juice. Then I do my morning beauty routine, wash my face and put on my cremes and spf before I head out for a walk before breakfast.
What is your everyday skincare routine?
I actually like being quite minimalistic with my skincare routine. I use my wash, creme, serum and SPF from mesoestetic. On my body I use a blend of body lotion and I mix that with some coconut oil and castor oil.
What have you been doing to incorporate “self-care” into your time at home?
I have actually been enjoying quarantine quite a lot because I love self-care. I’ll take oil baths and leave me hair masks on for ages. I also love using pixies in shower steam facials while I just lay there and absorb all the moisture I can get haha. Another product from pixie I love is their milky peel. It’s great for your face but I was at a dinner with pixie and one of the girls told me to use this on my feet and I’m obsessed they get so smooth – it’s amazing!
Where do you get your beauty products?
I actually just launched my own beauty shop where I stock most of my favourite products. We will get more of my favourites in soon but it’s a great selection there!
How often do you try new products?
I’m a person that generally likes to stick to my favourites when I’ve found them. I often try new treatments, facials and lasers though. And with my work I also get to try a lot of different products so sometimes there pops up new favourites into my routine but I’m loyal to my basics.
What qualities do you look for in skincare?
That I actually see/feel a difference haha. So many products I just don’t see that with. I like things that are INTENSE so I know it’s like doing something you know.
What are three beauty products you cannot live without?
For sure my SPF from mesoestetic with pigment control, I have done way too many laser treatments to ruin my skin all over again with pigmentation. I also love their whitening serum because you really do see results from it. And then I love my pixie milky peel for my feet, I like taking care of my feet.
Give us a 5 minute skincare/makeup strategy for your next Zoom meeting or date.
Right now I’m definitely going for the no makeup makeup look. Because if I have a FaceTime date or a meeting I wouldn’t want the person to think that I put on tons of makeup for them haha. A bit of concealer, mineral powder, creme blush and some sweeps of mascara is my go to.
What are your tips and tricks to keeping healthy, clear skin?
I did a clinical peel called dermamelan a couple of months ago. It’s the best thing I’ve done in my life. All my pigmentations are gone, my skin tone is much more even and it has changed my whole skin texture. I’m so happy with it. If you feel like you’ve tried everything else (which I had) try this. I can almost guarantee you it will work for you too. Talk to your dermatologist. But it changed my skin.
Do you have any other beauty hacks you can share with us?
When it comes to at home hacks I like dry brushing, natural oils on my body, sleeping in silk bedding is good for hair and body, collagen powders and swallowing a spoon of flaxseed oil everyday, putting in some coconut oil with your coffee. All those things I love! And of course the classic drink lots of water, but it’s true.
Can you share a recipe with us that you enjoy making at home?
Haha I’m very basic when cooking for myself because I like to watch what I eat. Right now I’m into eating salmon so I have that almost every day with different salads and hummus.
What is your favorite fashion trend right now?
I really love faded bright yellow right now and I so wish I could put on a dress or a blazer dress in this colour and go out for dinner.. soon right!!
Who are your top three favorite designers?
90s Karl Lagerfeld always – I love vintage Chanel. I LOVE Amina Muaddis shoes, and I love shoes overall and I feel her designs are genius. Also love Virgil, I think I have probably bought the most Louis Vuitton lately then I have ever done before.
What are three staple pieces in your closet you cannot live without?
I’m a very staple kind of person, same as with my skincare and makeup. My closet is built on a LOT of blazers, a white blazer is a staple for me. I also love coats, trench coats, long and flowy ones over a tiny dress is always a winner – and a pair of really nice heels (I’m a shoe girl)
What advice do you have for keeping organized while staying busy?
I like when everything is a mix of 50% organisation and 50% spontaneity. I like making fast decisions and when things move super quick but I always need to have a organazied plan as a base.
Are you working on any exciting projects this year?
I just launched my shop but I’m working on a second project which is something completely different then what I’ve done before. But it’s something I’m passionate about so I decided to do it anyway. You need to follow your passions in life. I feel that’s important to feel that you’re really living your life!
Where do you live and what do you enjoy spending most of your time doing?
I live in London and I’m honestly a stay at home person and I love my flat. But this quarantine has made me crave London’s incredible restaurants and culture so badly! I have promised myself I will go out and enjoy it more when this is over.
How did you start your career as an influencer?
I actually started over 10 years ago with blogging in Sweden. So I’m one of the originals haha. Didn’t know it would turn into this huge business it is today and no one got paid for doing it back then but then again it was just a passion for photography and clothes I had and I decided to go for it!
How do you develop inspiration and ideas for the great content you create?
I like to follow other creatives, magazines and photographers that inspire me. I would never copy someone else’s work but everything I do is for sure inspired by other amazing people I love getting inspiration from!