20th April 2015 in Home decor
These delicate blue/violet flowers native to northern Europe are one of the first early signs of spring arriving in Scandinavia. Their season is almost over and I managed to snag the only 3 I could see in the woods. I never quite get used to how fast they disappear. When I went for a run on Sunday a week ago the forest floor was covered in them!
When the parents have had a spring clean in the garden and pruned all the fruit bearing trees, it means I get to harvest all the beautiful branches I want. I usually spend a small fortune on cherry blossom branches in late winter/early spring from the florist to decorate my home, but now I get them for free! Soon enough these will start flowering and I’m excited to see whether I’ve managed to snag cherry, apple, pear or plum!
Despite the odd snow shower we’ve been blessed with good weather and plenty of sunshine lately. That means I’m favouring more light and dewy bases with good SPF. The latest one I picked up is the Estee Lauder DayWear BB cream in Light and I like it! I really want to get my mittens on the new BareMinerals Complexion Rescue as well, heard only good stuff about it and it sounds right up my street!
1st April 2015 in Beauty
In my teenage years I was one of those lucky ones who weren’t particularly prone to spawning pimples like there was no tomorrow. Seems to me the sebum started catching up to me as I have recently been battling constant breakouts on my chin and around my nose for nearly a year. They were nice enough to only show up one at a time, but they always came up huge and red and sore. As soon as I started treating one and it started receding, another one popped up. A vicious cycle. I couldn’t use too astringent lotions and potions to combat the spot monster due to my dry skin (yes, you can still get spots with very dry skin!), but I did switch some things out in my skincare routine and I think I know which one made a real difference.
25th March 2015 in Beauty
I’ve never been a fan of sponge applicators. In fact I think I hate them. Suffice to say I never joined the Beautyblender bandwagon, but after getting the Lancome Miracle Cushion foundation I wondered whether I could use a beauty blender and get the same results when the Lancome applicator got too dirty. So I forked out too much money and ordered myself one to see what all the fuzz was about.
21st March 2015 in Food
Smoothies are one of my all time favourite drinks. If I spot the word ‘smoothie’ on a menu or advertisement board, they’ve got my money. I aways keep a couple bags of frozen berries in my freezer in case I want some yum yum.
If you want the recipe for my favourite blend of gooey goodness you can find it below. It’s super simple and you only need 4 ingredients!
18th March 2015 in Beauty
Dry shampoo is one of those hair essentials that I need to have a can of on my desk in case the grease monster decides to pay me a visit. I wash my hair every other day as my hair is very dry and damaged, and a decent can of dry shampoo is a life saviour in between washes when things start looking a little too slick.