Christmas, Food

    Norwegian Christmas Cookies – Kakemenn

    The closer I get to Christmas, the more I crave Christmas food and for the first time ever I am craving mince pies. Don’t ask me why, I have always thought of them as these dry, tasteless raisin filled fake cupcakes that belong nowhere near a Christmas table. Give me a Norwegian Kakemenn any day!

    I also love making my own Christmas presents, and this year I think it might just be Kakemenn 😉

    Norwegian Christmas Cookies - Kakemenn

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    Beauty, Christmas

    A secret scent christmas present – 15% perfume discount

    Unless you have been living under a rock I’m sure you have heard of Beauty boxes subscriptions. They are usually monthly subscriptions around £15 a month and include a handful of travel size products within beauty and hair. It’s a great budget-friendly way to try out new products without leaving your home. I love them, particularly because I have a tendency to be an extreme creature of habit.


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    Christmas at Ours <3

    Christmas has finally landed in our little home! The tree is up, we have started our advent calendar and the stockings are hung. I wish it could be Christmas every day!

    and the best part? Only 5 more days of work until Christmas break – and no boss I am not sorry for counting down.

    Christmas at ours tree decorations

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    Christmas, Lifestyle

    5 Christmas Movies your teenage self would LOVE

    The countdown to Christmas has begun people and believe it or not I have already finished pretty much
    all my Christmas presents for the year! I mean look – it’s even snowing on the blog!

    Snaps for me!

    Although I am super excited for Christmas this year, I am also dreading it. I feel like Im floating outside of my own body at the moment and I am just kinda waiting to land. It’s also really difficult to know I won’t be able to wish my father a Merry Christmas. It’s a thought that is constantly running through my mind, I have been toying with the idea of starting a separate blog where I write to my dad. I just need to get it out, you know? Anyway, I found a great way to distract myself from, well, myself. Christmas movies! Now I just gotta get Santa (I mean the boyfriend) to buy me a Panasonic Oled 4K TV –  it’s the TV of TV’s, the crème de la crème.

    Christmas movies

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    It’s ok not be ok

    I feel I lived a whole lifetime in just a month, but I guess death does that to you.

    Grief does that to you. I buried my father 2 weeks ago, but in many ways, it feels longer. It also feels like it was yesterday. Your perception of time disappears when you’re grieving. I wish could be one of those bloggers who pours her heart out in words on her blog. Finding comfort in sharing the pain and putting pen to paper, so to speak.

    But I’m not, and I don’t. Instead, I hide. From myself, from the world and above everything else from the pain at least I am trying to. A friend said “Greif is love with nowhere to go’ – and I couldn’t agree more. Where do you send the love when that person is gone? Every day is different. I can be fine, and then suddenly I’m not. It’s a light switch I have no control over.

    It’s been a month since my last blog post, just when I felt I started to get into the swing of things. The last time I posted was 3 days before he died. Little did I know that I would be spending that week with my arms wrapped around a man who had never been there for me, while he left this world. I can’t stop thinking. It’s like living in my own fucking torture cell. Me against my mind.

    I have no idea how to start blogging again. I have a million things running through my mind. Do I start with a sponsored post? God knows I have so much work to catch up on. Something personal? Do I pretend like nothing has happened? I don’t feel like the same person anymore, and sometimes I wonder if I really have anything more to say. Anything more to share.

    What is the etiquette for situations like this? Where does one begin again? Will I be judged for posting again now?  I don’t know. I spend 90% of my time talking to myself in my mind. I know I am slowly starting to lose it. I can feel it and then suddenly, out of the blue I feel like myself again. Like I’ve just woken up, or somebody ha lifted a veil off my eyes. Is this what its like to go insane?

    I want to be ready to write again. Need to be ready to write again. I don’t want to feel like every breath I take could be leading to a panic attack, I don’t want cry in my sleep anymore, and I don’t want have nightmares every time I close my eyes about new ways my father dies. I dont want feel so fucking much.

    I am desperately craving normality, and although I have never done drugs I imagine this is what its like to want a fix. To need a fix.

    Don’t be surprised if on Monday you see a new post. It might be sponsored one, it might be a personal one. It might be nothing at all. I am finding my strength in making my own etiquette and constantly remind myself that its ok not be ok.



    Floral power

    It is officially cold outside. Like time to turn the heating on cold! I have even invested in a beret, now that I have come across 5 different bloggers rocking berets on Instagram.

    Mango floral dress by Violetta

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    Glossier who? Glossier you!

    I apparently have a thing for American beauty brands recently launching in the UK… Don’t judge me!

    Also can we just all take a minute and give me a round of applause for sticking to my blog plan last week? And look – its Monday and here is a beauty post!

    Seriously winning at this!

    Glossier products - youtube review

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    15 min easy Korean Beef Salad

    Like the English weather, I too am not entirely ready to let go of summer. I mean yes I do want chunky knits and hearty stews but I also still want tanned skin, summer dresses, and fresh salads. Korean beef salad has become our happy medium, the fact that it’s towards the healthy side helps too.

    Korean beef salad

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    Dressing for you

    Recently the boyfriend and I were sat watching the Apprentice and he turned to ask me to explain how women dress. Honored and a little baffled, even I struggled to put into words why women have so many ‘styles’

    He went on to explain that for men it was mostly pretty simple… you found a style you liked and you stuck with it.

    Pearl Jacket, Mango Culottes, Chanel slingbacks fashion outfit

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    Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer dupe!

    Happy Monday sasspots!

    Are you kinda amazed by seeing this post? Yeah me too! Not really. We are starting week one of my new blog schedule and I thought I would kick it off with a little money saving tip 🙂

    I have long been a super fan of the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, it’s been my go-to for years and I think anybody who’s tried it would agree there isn’t a comparison. Ok so maybe Urban Decay Naked oooor Shape tape… but I am in forever attempting to find cheaper dupes to my already expensive makeup.

    Nars concealer dupe ELF HD Lifting

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