Sunday, January 24, 2016

OOTD: Tag me!

Hello everyone! How are you doing?
January really is a month full of exams. About twice a week, we have exams, so aside from getting ready to go to school, I don't have a lot of time to do my make-up, let alone experimenting with it. That's one of the reasons I've been uploading quite a few outfit of the day pictures. Also, I have gotten some inspiration for locations recently, which is always fun!

Could I have looked worse in this picture? I don't know!
We just started shooting pictures at this beautiful location with very nice grafitti art, when a cat welcomed us. She wouldn't leave us alone and followed us around the whole time we were there. She was so cute!

Today's sweater is the very glittery "Elfie Selfie" sweater that Katy Perry designed for H&M. When I first saw it, it made me giggle so much, that's why I got it. I think Katy Perry can be a very cheesy person and I absolutely love it. Underneith, I wore a pastel yellow button down shirt by New Look.
My pants are by H&M as well.

Thanks for reading! 
Let me know what you think about this outfit! 

Friday, January 22, 2016

An unusual way to get an outfit of the day

Hello everyone!
How have you been doing? Ah, these last few weeks have been so exciting! I have a lot of plans to travel but aside from that there are also just a lot of other things that I'm working on. I'm getting my first car, I have just moved, I'm meeting new people and trying new things...

The most recent new experience I had actually was about a week ago. I had a New Year's reception to go to and aside from having a lot of fun, I also met quite a few new people. All very nice people. And one of them, turned out to be a burlesque dancer!
You have to know that "Burlesque" the movie is my favourite movie, and that I follow a bunch of pin-up girls and burlesque stars on Instagram.
I honestly didn't really believe her, until she said she would dance for us! We went to the bar that she owned and she performed!
It was so incredible and I honestly never could have imagined that this would be something I'd be doing in 2016, but I did and it was awesome!
Of course all of the ladies in the bar tried to perform after that, but lukily, there's no footage of that.
Anyways, here's my outfit from that night! I wore a white dress that I got on sale at H&M and the poncho is by H&M as well. I wore my knee high boots with this outfit because it matches the colour of my poncho perfectly (even though you can't tell because the pictures are black and white).

I have to opologize for the quality of the pictures. I would have loved for them to be a better in quality but I guess there's only so much you can do in a dark bar with limited lighting.
What do you think of this outfit?
Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

OOTD: Colour coding


Hello everyone! How are you?
This morning when I was picking out the clothes I wanted to wear today, I started thinking... If you had to describe yourself with a colour, which colour would it be and why?
I think I would pick a red colour. Even though I have red hair and I love red lipstick, red is not my favourite colour, however, I do like it.
I think red is for passion and well- there are things that I don't like doing, just like everyone - but I try to spend my days doing things I'm passionate about.

I guess it's no suprise the sweater that I picked out is red. It's a very comfortable, warm sweater, which is just what I need right now. Also, it's oversized which is great because I have gained some weight (thanks, college), but you won't be able to tell!
Everything else is quite dark. I'm wearing my new boots (no heels, phew) and a nice long coat that I got at H&M. It doesn't have any zippers or buttons, because it's a kind of wiggle coat. I like it a lot! A lot of times I let it hang open though.


I took this picture in the park of the city where I grew up. I don't live there anymore now, but I like going back.
It's always so nostalgic because I used to go play football with my dad in this park when I was younger. I think the little kiosk in between the trees really has something special, magical almost.

So... If you had to describe yourself with a colour, which one would it be?
Have a lovely day!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Manicure Monday: Masked ball

Happy Monday everyone! 
Remember the limited edition nailpolishes that I got from Essence a couple of weeks ago? I got two shades of purple and the lightest one, which I already tried in my review, really surprised me (in a good way).

 I hadn't tried the darkest colour, called "A masked ball", and I was really excited. So last night, I used this nailpolish to do my nails with.
I applied two layers.

I wish the nailpolish looked a little more purple because now it just looks like a really dark grey/black-ish nailpolish, which is not what I was expecting but it's okay.
Everything else is just like it should be, good quality, good coverage, nice texture. I like it! 

Thanks for reading! 
Have a good day!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

OOTD: White as snow


Hello everyone! How have you been doing? 
Even though I'm quite busy with my exams, I still wanted to upload a little something for you! Today's outfit is the outfit that I wore to one of my oral exams. It still isn't really cold, even though it's January, so I decided to wear my white blazer once again. 


This blazer is honestly my favourite thing in the world. It's a very, very light blazer (due to the fabric), so it doesn't give you that much warmth, but it just looks and feels good.

I combined this outfit with earth tones, because I think that looks best with this white blazer. The pants that I'm wearing are high wasted pants by H&M. They weren't even that expensive, but they are my favourite pair so far. They fit like a glove!

I don't remember exactly where every piece of clothing is from, so here's a list of the things that I do remember! My boots are a no brand pair of boots, I got them in a small shop.

Pants: H&M
Blazer: Moggy's
Scarf: H&M
Handbag: H&M

Let me know what you think of this otufit! 

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

2B glitter eyeliner review

Last December I had a day off from work and I was looking up Christmas and New Year's Eve make-up tutorials online.
It was so warm outside, the sun was shining and I just didn't feel in the Christmas spirit because of that. However, I thought that make-up looks could probably turn my mood around.

I did indeed find a few amazing make-up tutorials (those YouTubers really are the best!), and most of them included glitter eyeliner. My next problem occured! Even though I'm a huge make-up and beauty fan, I don't have any glitter liner! 


I went out to the drugstore and looked for glitter eyeliner, but I couldn't find ANYTHING. Just when I was about to give up, my eye caught the make-up section of 2B. Yes, they did have glitter eyeliner! They had gold, dark blue, black/silver, and I believe purple too. Even though I was looking for gold, I also bought the blue glittery eyeliner.


Here are two swatches! 
I think the gold is maybe a little bit too yellow, but it's not that big of a deal.


I love how this eyeliner looks and of course I wore it on New Year's Eve! I do have two remarks about this eyeliner. You have to put quite some time into getting this glitter eyeliner to show up very well on your eyelids. It takes a couple of different strokes to get it on there. 
The second thing that bothers me a little is that this eyeliner burns a little when you first apply it.
Aside from those two things, I have no complaints.

Below is a very basic look using three eyeliners: my regular black one, and my two glittery ones.
Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

My new home ♥

Hi everyone! How are you going?
The holiday season is over and I'm going back to school! Well... I'm making exams! I briefly mentioned in one of my previous posts that I was going to move out. I have outgrown my old studio and I decided to go live in a bigger apartment, with my sister. I moved out right after New Year's Eve, and started 2016 in a completely different home.


In one of my previous posts I promised that I had a sneek peek coming up and well... here it is!
I won't be showing you everything, because obviously I don't live in here alone and we still want some privacy, but there are some parts of my new place that I'd like to share with you!

I hope you enjoyed these pictures! I can't wait to start a new chapter! 
I hope you're having a lovely day! Be good to each other! 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Essence ♥ Merry Berry ♥

Recently, Essence came out with a limited edition called "Merry berry". This was a Christmas collection. Due to work, I didn't have a chance to check it out and when I saw these nailpolishes appear on other blogs, I was sad that I missed these amazing nailpolishes. 

A few days ago, when I went to go get some new shampoo, I found a couple of nailpolishes from the collection! Here they are!

The packaging of these products are so, so adorable. The name of the collection is written in curly cursive, gold letters on the bottle. The applicator is a big, gold "knob". Very cute and special!

I got two purple colours called "a masked ball" (dark purple) and "purple with purpose" (lighter purple). These were actually the only two colours they had left, but they are very fall/winter appropriate, so that makes me very happy.

It's very nice to see beautiful packaging, but if the product itself is not nice, that's kind of a waste of money. Essence nailpolishes are normally very nice quality, so I had high expectations for these two purple babies.
I tried "purple with purpose" first. This is the lighter purple colour. Here's what it looks like on my nails!

I was actually very happy when I saw how good this nailpolish looked! I applied two layers because I wanted great colour payoff, but it pretty much covered perfectly with the first layer! Just for fun, I added a little bit of glitter on the nail of my ring finger.
After all, I'm still feeling a little Christmas-y.

What do you think? I'm very impressed and I hope Essence comes out with colours like these in their permanent collection!

Thanks for reading! Have a good day!

Friday, January 8, 2016

EOTD: A dark trip

A new year, time to try out some new things! Back in the day, when I was still a make-up rookie, I didn't like to use many products or dark products. Experimenting was not my thing at all and playing safe was more my cup of tea.

Recently I've been trying a lot of new things; different brands, different techniques, different colours, different styles,... Today's looks is a rather dark look. I didn't know where I was going with this look when I picked up my palette by "The Balm", and I just used the colours that caught my eye.

The look turned out a little darker than I expected, which is okay. I do love the colours that I used though. A little cranberry, taupe, dark brown. I didn't do a lot on Christmas, but if I had plans to go out, I would have probably worn this!

Products used:
- Balm Voyage palette by The Balm
- Essence liquid eyeliner
- Essence mascara
- MUA eyebrow set

What do you think?

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

2015: A look back!

The new year has started and even though I try not to live in the past, I think looking back on life is necessary and sometimes it can even be pleasant.
Have you looked back on your year? Have you fulfilled your wishes and dreams of last year? Have you changed for the better? Are you one step closer to what you want in life?
2015 was a year full of change and chances for me as well. I'd like to take you on a trip down memory lane with me!

The first half of 2015 started with a new relationship for me. It didn't last though, which is okay. Hearts get broken and I spent the following months working on myself, which is something that I try to do a lot and it can only make me a better person.
Not only did I change mentally, I also changed physically. I got my nose pierced, for starters, but I also got inked. Twice.
One of the tattoos was in honour of my dad, and one was to encourage myself. I don't plan on getting more though! 

As you know, I'm a big fan of changing appearance so I changed my blonde hair to an ombre do. After that, I cut off the last few blond pieces and got a bob.
Later, I cut it even shorter and also dyed it red. It still is dark red today.


One of the things that I'm probably most proud of is the fact that I learned how to speak sign language this year. I met a lot of deaf people and they have - very patiently - taught me how I can communicate with them through gestures. I've always wanted to know how to do that but honestly I just never did it. Until now. I'm still not an expert, but I can understand them and they can understand me, so, that's nice!

Of course I also got to travel! I promise myself every single year that I'm going to travel more, but I never really do. This year was the first time travelling on my own. I went to Barcelona with two of my friends from college and we stayed there for 5 days. We have seen and experienced some extraordinary things and I am so happy to have had the chance to go there! I also lost quite a bit of weight around that time, which I am very proud of as well!

Aside from all that, I have also been teaching this year! I actually get to tell kids history stories or make them do English exercises, which is a great thing! It's really weird being a teacher ànd a student at thesame time, and even though it's quite stressfull, I also think it's a lot of fun!

I've also been trying to improve the blog. 2015 was a year where - honestly - I struggled to keep the blog updated every once in a while. Sometimes I just want to participate in so many things that it's just too much and sometimes, I have learned, that I just focus on my priorities first.
I have been trying to spend more time on my blog, write more, write better and I also got a new camera! I got a Nikon D3300. After years and years of dreaming about a professional camera, I finally invested in it and I couldn't be happier!

The last change made in 2015 is the decision to move to another place! I would tell you something about it already, but I have a seperate post coming up, so that will be up soon.

Which changes are you going to make in 2016?

I'm going to invest more time in my blog, as well as school. I don't want to fail any of my exams this year. I'm going to plan more and better, and worry less. My decision of last year to travel more is something that I still want to do this year.
As a matter of fact, I have three days in Stockholm and one week in Rome coming up!

Thanks for reading! Don't hesitate to share your new resolutions in the comment box below!