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    Beauty, Shopping, Tip

    Tuesday tip: Budget eyeshadow

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    It’s been a while since I have done one of these, but as I am embarking on the life of the unemployed I figured it was time to change my expensive ways. Gone are the days when I could lavish myself in eyeshadows palettes in the high double-digit range. No longer can I find an excuse to spend £35 on a foundation or avoid high street makeup brands like the plague. On the other hand, I can now spend my days in the sunshine topping up my tan.

    It’s time to tighten that wallet! Just like my jeans have tightened over the years. And maybe accept the defeat in war against high street makeup brands.

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    I mean don’t get me wrong, it’s not like they are bad, they just arent you know… They aren’t Chanel and well that kinda hurts my soul a little. Ok a lot…

    But then I came across this puppy and my heart melted

    The perfect combination to my Mac, Cravings Amplified. The perfect combination with NYX Matte Creme in Copenhagen. The perfect makeup look for 2016. The perfect palette. So pigmentated you wonder, where have you been my whole life? With a shimmery light base layer, and bright orange that resembles freshly squeezed peach juice. Complimented by a matte brown and red, a red so deep and burgundy you want to sip on a smooth glass of red wine while you look at it. It’s perfection in a little black case.

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    Beautiful isnt it? You can pick it up on the NYX website for 10 whole dollars and you can thank me later. If thats not a bargain I dont know what is! Here is a little selfie of me all dolled up with it.

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    Beauty, Tip

    Kiehls

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    Sundays are still held holy in our house. Regardless of situations, and plans Sunday, at least a few hours are set aside to recharge and reenergize. Whether it’s catching up with some Come Dine With Me or some spa treatments. Like I have mentioned before I love a good home spa session and as I slowly approach 30, I have also come to realise how important it is to take care of my skin. Especially my facial skin. Enter Kiehl’s! I first tried Kiehl’s 4 years ago, when I at a whim bought their Midnight recovery concentrate. I remember I was super sceptical but the next morning I swore I saw a difference from day one! Then when they launched the under eye midnight recovery concentrate I jumped on that too and again, woke up the next morning after day 1 and I’m pretty sure I saw a difference again. The love has been strong between Kiehl’s and I ever since.

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    My next purchase was their Micro Dermabrasion scrub. After being told by a facial expert that you should at least exfoliate your face 3 times a week this seemed like a solid purchase. Again I was not disappointed. Then this beauty of a facial cream walked into my life. Ultra Facial Cream, perfect for my dry dehydrated skin!  I vowed then I would never cheat.

    One of the tings I love about Kiehl’s is that all their products have this light, fresh scent. A clean scent if that makes sense. I often find facial products heavily perfumed so this makes a great contrast. If you’re looking to test them out, you can drop by your local Kiehl’s and ask for samples 🙂 They really do work, for me at least!

    Also appreciate my increased flatlay skills.

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    Beauty, Fashion, Sale, Tip

    Pale skin and shoes for sale

    Good morning beauties!

    Don’t worry, I’m not gonna start every blog post as part of some lame countdown into losing my mind. But in case you have forgotten, we are now on day 4 and let me tell you this. It’s totally fine spending your entire day either at home, at the gym, or walking to and from the shop. What’s not fine is when you realize that those are the only things you will be doing for a while – Que mini mental breakdown. JOKES – I’m still loving this! Like today, I got up at 8:30, and read. In bed. I’m catching up on so much life admin, it’s actually unreal. Like going through old photoshoots and actually spending time editing the pictures. Like below! Also, I’m thinking of selling these shoes, I have worn them twice.. any takers?

    Now please can we all just take a moment and appreciate how pale I am in these pictures? (And also appreciate my muscle-toned legs, woah mama!) I am basically as white as my skirt. I don’t think I have ever been this pale… Good thing I have nothing to do now but lay around in the sun. Now I just gotta find me some sun… Anybody wanna send my unemployed butt on an all-inclusive holiday? Come on, be a babe!

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    Seriously though, if you are keen on the shoes drop me a comment!

    xx

    Beauty, Tip

    20% avslag på sminke? JA TAKK!

    Hei mine fine norske lesere! Denne posten er faktisk bare for dere 🙂 Håper dere har hatt en fine uke, og er klar til å ta fatt på helgen. Jeg vet jeg er! Planen er litt usikker enda, men jeg håper på sol og grilling!

    Husker dere for en liten tid tilbake så postet jeg om den nylig lanserte beauty nett butikken Vakker.no? I samarbeid med lanseringen så var de snille folkene på vakker.no skikkelig keen på å gi dere lesere en ekslusiv rabatt kode. Vel, de snille folkene på vakker.no har gitt meg en ny kode, med enda mer rabatt! Can I get a HELL YEAH? Dette kunne ikke ha kommet på en bedre tidspunkt, for jeg har en ønskeliste en mil lang akkurat nå! Hvem er det jeg prøver å lure? Ønskelisten min er alltid en mil lang! Hos vakker.no tilbyr de gratis frakt og gratis retur med 14 dagers anger rett. Luksus! Bare husk at de leverer kun til Norge! Tusen takk til vakker.no for et supert tilbud 🙂

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    Disse er noen av tingene jeg skal klikke med meg hjem 🙂

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    1.Strikk 2. Øyenskygge 3. Alt i et palette 4. Svamp 5. Concealer 6. Maskara
    7. Sminkekost 8. Volumizing gel 9. Toner

    Så hva venter du på? Det er sminke som må kjøpes!

     

     

     

     

    Beauty, Tip

    That Million dollah smile

    Hola guapas! (thats btw my favorite way to start any message right now, addressed to male or female. Professional or personal. Sorry work colleagues! Not really)

    Im off into the middle of no mans land tomorrow to sleep in a tent, live of the land, and kill my dinner with my bare hands tomorrow. Jokes, I am off to sleep in a tent, but the only thing my hands will be doing is lifting the bottle of vino from the ground and up to my mouth. Cups are for losers anyway. (again, we have talked about my lack of class before right?)

    So obviously (as I learned last time) I will be without signal so I thought I would leave you all with this parting post (don’t get too excited, I will be back) about taking care of that million dollar smile. Them pearly whites! Because you know, besides being over the average obsessed with my hair, I am also slightly obsessed with my teeth. You only really get one set for life, unless you wanna get a full set of dentures and get to be that crazy old spinster aunt who takes them out when she laughs. Gag.
    If you think I am being ridiculous, a survey done by Match.com more than half of singles both men and women ranked teeth as the most important characteristic about a potential date. A nice smile is everything. It portrays happiness, and confidence. Two other characteristics single or not, people find attractive in any situation. Thats a HOT tip for all you singletons and potentially unemployed peeps out there. Just call me dating guru.

    So you got your teeth bleached its all well and great that your teeth are looking nice ready to mingle but are they healthy? Are they strong? Are you using the right toothpaste? Because apparently thats a big deal too. I was absolutely clueless until I attended the bloggers hangout last weekend and got introduced to the a toothpaste brand called Regenerate. Regenerate Enamel Science Advanced Toothpaste uses exclusive and clinically proven NR-5™ technology which forms a fresh supply of the same mineral tooth enamel is made of, restoring the high mineral content and protective function of tooth enamel with regular use. With regular use, this toothpaste strengthens and protects the teeth against cavities and weakness by restoring the enamel mineral content and replenishing original whiteness. It also has a nice minty flavor so its easy to replace your regular toothpaste with this super power!

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    I was also given the Regenerate Enamel Science Boosting Serum which you are supposed to use monthly. It boosts the effectiveness of the Advanced Toothpaste by 43%, maximizing the power of enamel mineral regeneration but I have yet to try that so I am not gonna give you some mombo jombo about it just yet.

     

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    Just a side note, in this below picture is actually capturing my inner crazy. Incase there was any doubt if it was there or not.

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    I have only been using it for about two weeks, and I have started to notice a difference. My teeth seem less icy and I can bite into a Mr Freeze with out the feeling of my teeth starting to sing. Now give me ALL the Mr. Freeze. FANKS.

    You can pick up a tube at Lookfantastic, boots and Selfridges for £10 and see for yourself! 🙂 But hands off my Mr Freeze.

    Beauty, Misc, Shopping, Tip

    Tuesday tip – the crappiest smudge liner ever

    Usually these product tips of the week consist of people boosting about amazing products. I thought I would change it up a little, and tell you about a high street product that although it was somewhat bank account friendly, is a complete waste of money. I was on the look out for an eyeliner, that I could easily smudge so when I came across this beauty, I figured DAAAAAAAMN I hit the freaking jackpot.  Look at it! It even has a built in smudge! OMG LOVE! (I pity the fool…)

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    I didn’t and here is why. See this line I have drawn on my hand?

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    Now watch me try my very best to smudge it

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    After trying to ‘smudge’ and by ‘smudge’ I mean basically rub off a layer of skin on my eyelid you are left with a somewhat smudged line and lots of tiny black spots..Like what are they? Thats not smudging, that erasing! On my eye lid. Notice how red my skin is around the line – enough said. Ouchy.

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    And here you have the final out come. I dont know what you can call that but I can tell you that 5 hours later it will no longer be on your eyelid, no, it will be in dark circles under your eye. Save your makeup dignity and your money on both face wipes and a liner.

    You’re welcome.

    Beauty, Shopping, Tip

    I just Franked myself

     

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    I bet you’re wondering why on earth I have covered myself in dirt and decided to take some semi inapporiate pics to share with you. You see today its all about getting a little dirty! Im actually covered in Franks (not the hot sauce, but also a favorite!) face and body scrub. For my birthday my beautiful soul(house)mate Monique gave me a bag of Franks and it’s frankly a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Im covered in the Franks Originally body scrub, it has a very satisfying smell of coffee and orange. I can’t really describe it, its like taking your skin for brunch. The designer in me is also drooling over the packaging design as well.

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    It’s made of roasted and ground Robusta Coffee Beans, and has a high content of caffeine which helps to stimulate blood flow. Which then helps with a number of skin issues such as psoriasis, eczema, acne and scarring. Hello super scrub!

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    Now lets get down to the dirty part, how to use your Frank. Its very simple: Get in the shower, get a little dirty with the scrub, leave on for 5-10 minutes, (take photos), then rinse off. Once its washed off  you are left with the softest skin ever and a very messy shower. It leaves a slight oily soft feeling to your skin so if thats not your thing use a light shower gel after you’ve washed off the scrub.  There you have it, you’ve just franked yourself!

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    Beauty, Hair, Shopping, Tip

    My First Beautybox

    I love a good beauty product, but I am also a creature of habit so I tend to stick to what I know, and very rarely venture out to try a new product. Like what if I end up looking crap? Or wasting money? Or or or or so I figured it was time to step out of my comfort zone. Introducing Beauty boxes. Beauty boxes are increasingly becoming more popular, and there are so many options out there its impossible to know which to choose. Luckily for you and unlucky for my bank account I thought I would take it upon me and try some of them out. For my first beauty box I have gone for the LookFantastic Beauty box. I have been a huge fan of LookFantastic since probably 2008. Its my go to beauty website and I love how you can get free delivery, and its super quick as well. There is also a chat support which is awesome if you need advice on what products to get! Thats why this was a no brainer choice for me. I knew LookFantastic would be providing an amazing beauty box at a low price (which is their thing!). This box cost me £15 which is bargain when you see how much you actually get. They arent even sending you sample sizes, they are sending you travel sizes. I know many of these are gonna end up coming with me camping this summer! 🙂 I also got an Elle Magazine in mine. Double win. I thought I would show you whats in it so you can see how much you are actually getting.

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    Beauty, Hey World!, Misc, Tip

    Let it go bath bombs

    Afternoon beauties! Sorry for the radio silence, I needed a little TLC for a couple of days but Im back now! I popped by Lush and treated myself to a bath bomb and omg I am in love. When I dropped it in I was just in awe and had to go grab my camera. It’s just beautiful!! You cant see it very well in the picture but the blue part is covered in glitter. I felt like a mermaid sitting in it! I’m sorry bank account, but I now have a new obsession.. This bath bomb is called Frozen which is really apt, because the scent makes you lay back relax and let all your troubles go. You can buy it here

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    Beauty, Fitness, Shopping, Tip

    April drools

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    Afternoon peeps! It’s pissing down where I am, and Im locked away in a hotel room in hopes of clear skies soon. Im certainly not a Coachella and Im not jealous of anybody who is. (I’m looking at you Cecilie!) My plan of an epic of an photoshoot has been postponed until tomorrow so while Im sat here braiding my hair (no joke, check my snapchat) I decided to rummage the internet and add more stuff to my ever growing wish list. Because you know, its not like it needs to end..and like I already have enough stuff… JUST GIVE ALL TO ME! I really need to win the lottery so I can go treat myself to all of these, because like who can afford £75 workout tights? (Actually, the boyfriend really needs to win the lottery.. HAHA) I mean look at that iPad donut stand! Give it to me!!

    You can buy them

    1.Here 2.Here 3.Here 4.Here 5.Here 6.Here 7.Here 8.Here 9.Here 

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