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    Bloggers uniform

    This outfit should come as no surprise to you, if you know me, you know I have long been a huge fan of over the knee boots. In fact I bought my first pair 7 years ago, and I still have them! They are black, leather and have a wedge heel. I cant get myself to throw them away, because I havent seen anything like them again.

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    Flat shoes for the festive season

    One thing I LOVE about the festive season is how everybody seems to come together and agree that this is the season you make a little effort when it comes to the parties. This is the season to bring your A Game.  It’s one of the tings about this season I adore the most. Nice shirts, sparkling dresses, beautiful shoes, heavy fabrics, champagne flowing and Christmas songs pumping out of the stereo, enveloping you like a warm hug.

    The one thing I don’t love so much during this season is walking home from a Christmas party, in the cold, in heels. Like is it just me, or do all girls turn into some from of deformed zombie on their walk home?  Oh maybe that is just me.. Self highfive! So I have made it my mission to find flat shoes that can take you from the office, to Friday drinks in 0 point split seconds and will easily let you dance your heart out way in the early hours of Saturday mornings or even Sunday mornings! And ones that are priced in way you might even find them underneath the xmas tree 😉

    Not gonna lie, I have already clicked a few of these home… Dont judge me! Christmas comes early to girls how cant wait..

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    8. Zara
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    Fashion, Shopping, Tip

    ASOS Sale bargain

    I feel like I am repeating myself when I say this but I love a good sale. Just call me Bargain Yasmine but nothing beats the joy of finding that perfect item at a reduced price. Allowing you to buy even more stuff in the long run! That’s my shopping logic btw, don’t ruin it.

    Right now there are a ton of sales on, I really recommend the RiverIsland and the ASOS sale this season, with so many lovely pieces at a reduced price my fingers are getting a little tingly. I could buy them all! I won’t, because I have severe lack of space and the boyf will kill me but I probably will because I have no self-control and you know, bargains and saving money in the long run. A very wise woman (my mother) once told me that if you really wanna win at sales you should pick key items, with expensive fabric that you probably wouldnt buy full price. So when I came across this skirt I got a little over the top excited. I have a soft spot for A-line skirts, popper fronts and tan suede. And its on sale! Like hello, meant to be much? Anyway, I realize that they only have one size left so sorry about that… but Ive attached some that are similar for you to peruse over.

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    You can buy the skirt here in the one size they have left or similar ones here and here aaaaand here

    Fashion, Hair, London, Outfit, Shopping

    That jacket though

    Ok so lets try this posting thing again shall we?
    On of the hot trends of this season (for like the last 3 years) has been denim jackets with borg lining. I have probably been to every high street store in London, and browsed every online store, that ships to the UK in the search for the perfect one. I wanted one that wasn’t too short, baggy but yet fitted. One I could squeeze a knitted jumper under if it gets too cold. And one that had a stone washed colour. Huge bonus would also be if it didn’t end up costing me an arm and a leg. So you know, not asking for much!

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    I found this little beauty at River Island, who is currently, in my option SMASHING it this season with their collection. This jacket doesnt have a full borg lining, its pretty much just what you see in the picture and that suits me perfectly! I also gotta add that NewLook is doing a BEAUT of a denim jacket which was also high on my list… I just cant justify having two… or can I?

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    I paired it with this super versatile and work friendly black swing dress from ASOS which has become a staple in my wardrobe and can be dressed or dressed up, as well as my trusty FjallRaven backpack (which every scandinavian, and wannabe scandinavian should own) and some beat up old Nike Roshe. Keeping it casual on a whole new level! I wore this outfit to work, and it was like the perfect work attire. You just cant beat a LBD!

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    The jacket you can find here, and some similar versions from New Look here (which to be honest was basically in my hand on the way to the till as its got lining all the way through!) and, Topshop here . The black swing dress is still available from ASOS here

     

    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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    Fashion, London, Sale, Shopping, Tip

    Wearin’ sunglasses too

    Sponsored post

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    Ladies and gentleman, I am about to share with you a huge secret. The secret of one of the benefits of life of unemployment. Can you guess it? It is that you have all the time in the world to attend mid-week blog events. And you can spend hours trying to perfect your outfit. And makeup. Like contouring. Who has time for that shit? I do! No wonder all my favorite bloggers look so fabulous!

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    So you spend all this time putting stuff together just to realise all your outfits suck because you are not a natural fashion icon. So to show a middle finger to all those who say curvy (love handle) girls can’t wear bodycon dresses I threw on this little treat of a Primark dress that cost a whopping £10. I tied a shirt around my waist in a desperate attempt to hide said love handles, put on some sexy shades and walked, no strutted out the door. Off I went to #ANEVENINGWITH organized by the River Island Studio.

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    It’s not the dress I want to talk about though. It’s the shades. They are from a brand called Retro London, launched by Nicholas King (who designed for the likes of Chanel, John Galliano and Donna Karen!) and are part of their limited edition range where all profits go to Orbis whose treatments prevent avoidable blindness. Love supporting a good cause when I can 🙂

    Gifted by the lovely sunglassesshop.no, you can now get them in the sale by clicking here! But hurry, they only have 3 pairs left of this model! And just so you know, Sunglasseshop offer free shipping in Norway (and the US, and Australia and the rest of Europe) and are vat registered! That means no extra hidden cost for you! Which if you live in Norway, and are a savvy online shopper you know this is kinda a big freaking deal.

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    Now excuse me while I strut my stuff in my awesome shades basically imagining I’m Demi Levato in ‘Cool for the summer’ to my bbq event with Heinz today. Speak to you laters peeps!

     

     

    Ps. Although these sunnies were gifted, the options and views of the product are my own.

    Food, Giveaway, Lifestyle, London, Shopping, Tip

    Real Greek cookbook Giveaway

    This giveaway is sponsored by Blink Publishing and The Real greek.

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    Guys, I have GREAT news. No, seriously they are really really great! I have totally won the lottery! Jokes, I wish though! No so the news it is actually that the aaaamazing people at Blink Publishing have given me a copy of the Real Greek cookbook, to give to one of you guys! How cool is that?! Oh and just in case you didn’t know this, this is actually my first giveaway so it’s KINDA a big freaking deal to me!

    Before you even stop to think if this is even worth entering I want you to take a moment and look at the pictures in this blog post right here. Now tell me you aren’t drooling. If you do, you are lying.

    I mean look at these deeeeeelish fried aubergines I made from the book. Yum YumIMG_8699 IMG_8726

    And then there was the peach and halloumi Salad.  Say whaaaaaat?
    Let me say that again, PEACH AND HALLOUMI SALAD!!

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    and not to be forgotten, the delish roast pepper and feta dip that was so good it didn’t even make it into the photography stage. Rest in peace you beautiful thing. You tasted like heaven.

    So basically, you want this book. Hell, if you are a foodie, or just a person who you know, eats food, you need this book and its super simple. Since greek food is all about eating together all you gotta do is

    1. Tag two friends you would like to eat a greek meal with on Instagram

      or

    2. Share this post on facebook here

    To double your chances, do both! Voila and you’re entered!

    Giveaway ends Monday 29th 🙂

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    Thanks again to Blink Publishing and The Real Greek for gifting this book and sponsoring this post!

    Food, Lifestyle, London, Misc, Shopping, Tip, Travel

    9 Things to do in London this summer

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    Ladies and Gentleman, it is July and when you look out the window you would think its September? What ever happened to summer? I have sandals I want to wear, Pimms I want to drink and tanning I want to do but alas not. When it comes to summer, I have a tenancy to dream of long strolls along the Saines, drinking prosecco by the eiffel tower and people watching at beautiful french bistro while stuffing my face with all the bread. I dont know why though because every time I go to Paris all I do is complain about the urin smell and also because Bergen is without a doubt my favorite place. Not Paris. There is no place like Bergen during the summer. I try to spend most of my summers there but this year London is the place to be. It’s not so bad though London has a certain je ne sais quoi to it when the sun is shining and is always packed with thing to do come rain come shine. So I wanted to share with you some of my favorite things to do in London During the summer

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    The first of many

    Evening lovelies

    I don’t know about you, but I am really glad it’s the weekend! Right now I’m sat in the kitchen watching the boyf cook me a roast dinner while I enjoy a nice glass of wine. Ok there is no wine. There is diet coke in an old jam jar because lets face it, I am just not that sophisticated. Tonight is date night and by date night I mean, sweat pants and Game of Thrones on repeat.  I just gotta convince him that shows like PPL are the way forward too but in all honesty, Ill probably be watching his fishing videos before that ever happens!

    Anyway, that wasn’t really what I wanted to tell you about… Today something HUGE happened. So you know how I have frequently mentioned before that I was in the process of convincing (read: blackmail and bribing) the boyf to help me take some outfit pics? It happened, today it actually happened! And you know what? Im rather impressed. The pictures turned out WAY better than expected! Not that I ever doubted him or anything…but like HURRAY! Thanks boo! Perfect timing as well as this outfit is like my favorite at the moment (so be prepared to see it A LOT). I feel like I just had to share it with you guys. What I love the most about it, is that in many ways it’s so unlike me. I’m really pushing my boundaries in terms of my fashion comfort zone here. It’s so colorful and vibrant though and well, patterny! Not sure thats even a word. However, I did get the dress which by the way, is in satin, for a bargain on the H&M website. £14.99 baby! And they say you cant put a price on love…pffft! H&M also have it in plum red and not gonna lie, Im probably gonna have to order that too. Oh and the shoes? From topshop and so so so comfy.

    Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend 🙂

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    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.

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