Makeup tag

Hi there!

Today I’m sharing a makeup tag with you. I thought it would be a fun way to share some of my favorite products and my thoughts on makeup in general. I picked a few questions I’ve found on other makeup tags. Enjoy!

What foundation do you use?

My favorites at the moment are Wake Me Up foundation from Rimmel London and Ultra Light Foundation from Make Up Store

How about concealer

I use Collection Lasting Perfection. A great drugstore option.

What do you think of fake lashes?

I love lashes! Natural, extensions or false lashes… For everyday use I only turn to the mascara, but when it’s time to spice up the makeup for a party or evening out I love to put on some extra umpf with false lashes.

What brand of mascara do you use?

I love mascara overall and love to try out new ones. My all time favorites are Diorshow and Lancôme Grandiôse. I frequently use the Loreal Volume Million Lashes as well.

What makeup tools do you use in makeup application?

I’m a brush-girl so I use brushes for everything. My favourites are from Peggy Sage and Emite Makeup.

Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?

Usually not if I’m just heading for work for a few hours, but if I need the makeup to last all day or for a party makeup, ALWAYS!

For the face?

For special occasions, yes, but usually I just make sure to moisturise the face before applying foundation and I find that good enough.

What is your favorite eyeshadow?

AH! This one is impossible! I love love love the Urban Decay Naked Smokey. And Nude Tude from The Balm. And all my Sleek palettes. And the eye dusts from Make Up Store. And the Makeup Academy palettes. No, I’m not doing this! I can’t pick a favorite.

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?

I’m a true kohl pencil girl, but recently I found the Precision Liquid Eyeliner Pencil from the Flawless by Sonya collection from Forever Living so the liquid is finally starting to grow on me as well.

How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?

Haha! I love this question. I’ve been using the kohl liner for about 13 years now, so I could probably apply it without a mirror without poking my eye now. But when I was younger and started to learn it happened more frequently.

What is your favorite lipstick/lipgloss?

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipsticks (Love the shade on 09 for example) and Make Up Store Lipglosses

What is your favorite blush to use?

Makeup Revolution Blush in colour Love

Did you ever consider taking makeup classes?

Did consider it and did do it. The class I take was pretty basic, focused on beauty, to be able to do wedding and party makeups and work in a makeup store. I would LOVE it if I could take a more advanced class for fashion photos and runway in the future.

Name a makeup crime that you hate.

For me there aren’t really rights and wrongs in makeup, as long as the one wearing the makeup is comfortable with it. BUT, I would lie if I said I didn’t want to go blend peoples’ makeup pretty much daily. Contour and eyeshadows in particular.

Could you ever leave the house without makeup on?

Yes, I do that all the time! I have very sensitive skin and from time to time it really doesn’t want me to wear makeup. At these times I usually prefer go without any makeup at all for six days a week to be able to go all in the last day just to get the satisfaction of a full face makeup. Even when my face has a good period and accepts the makeup I go without it quite often, either out of laziness or lack of time. That being said, I can just as easily do a party makeup even if I’m not leaving the house at all. Just for fun!

makeup tag no makeup

This is me today, completely makeup free. The only products I’m wearing on this picture is moisturizers for face, eyes and lips.

Do you think you look good without makeup on?

Well, we all have our good days and bad days and just as anyone I have my flaws, but overall I’m confident with the way I look.

What do you think of makeup?

For me makeup is my passion. It’s a way to express my creativity, and I love to start off with the face as a blank canvas and see the transformation. I love to play with colours and find ways to exenterate the natural beauty of the person in front of me (or myself, of course). I don’t think anyone to use makeup to hide behind, but I love how makeup can give you that little extra boost to feel like the best version of yourself as long as you’re confident with the person underneath.


Makeup tag

A few of the favorites mentioned in the post

Do you have any thoughts on my answers? Or questions you wish me to answer that is not in the post? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you! 



Recipe: Super simple pasta with shrimps

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Looking about a year back, cooking was not really my cup of tea. I didn’t enjoy doing it and people didn’t enjoy eating it. As Martin and I moved in together last year and I got a little more time on my hands I decided it was time learning and now, believe it or not, I’m the one that cooks most of our food at home AND I’m enjoying it.

This weekend Martin went out with his friends and I was home alone for dinner. I love shellfish, but Martin is allergic so I took the opportunity to cook with shrimps. I made a super simple, but delicious, pasta dish and thought I’d share it with you. So, for the first time ever on this blog; a recipe! Enjoy!

Pasta with shrimps

Ingredients (What I used for one big portion):

  • About 500g shrimps with shell
  • 1 portion penne pasta
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 6 cocktail tomatoes
  • About 45g baby spinach
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • A small piece of lemon
  • Oliv oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Basil

How to:

  • Peel the shrimps.
  • Boil the pasta. While you wait, dice the garlic and cut the tomatoes to half.
  • When there’s just a few minutes left on the pasta, heat some olive oil in a pan and add the garlic. Make sure to watch it so it doesn’t get burned.
  • When the garlic is getting some colour add the tomatoes and the spinach. When the spinach has reduced add the shrimps and just let them heat. Don’t let it cook for too long or the shrimps might get rubbery. Season with salt, pepper and basil to your liking.
  • Mix it all with the pasta and serve with the avocado on the side. Squeeze some lemon on top.


Pasta with shrimps recipe

What do you think? Doesn’t it sound delicious? And simple! I’d love to read your thoughts in the comments.


New York Shopping

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Wow! Time really flies by. Can’t believe we’re in the middle of April already. I have written so many blogposts in my head lately and I actually got really surprised when I noticed I hadn’t posted anything in nearly four months. As always it’s something I’ve really been missing and I’ve promised myself to take up on it more times than I can count.

When Martin got his schedule for spring we noticed he had a few days off in April, so we decided I should take some vacation too and make a trip somewhere. We had London, Prague and Toronto on the list but couldn’t really make up our mind. Last Saturday we decided for New York instead and caught a plane the morning after. Since we only had about three and a half day and have been to New York we decided not to do too much sightseeing and spend more time shopping. (Do I have the best boyfriend ever, to agree on such priorities, or what?) Curious to find out what I brought home? Here we go…

Gap Levis Hillfiger

I hate buying new jeans. I struggle to find a fit I like and when I do they are usually crazy expensive. Oh, the happiness when I found these high waist skinny Levi’s jeans for about a third of the price at home.

The beige cardigan is from Tommy Hilfiger. I think it will look great with a simpler dress or with jeans. Perfect for chilly summer nights when a warm jacket isn’t needed.

I love the zip hoodies from GAP. I tend to run around in them at work, so I was in great need of a new one. The pockets are my keys and my phone as I run around in the building, it’s easy to just pull off or open up if I get to warm during a treatment without interrupting the work too much and it fits to the surroundings as my salon is placed at a gym.

Calvin Klein

These tops from Calvin Klein are an absolute favorite since before. Last time I was in New York I got five of them, and was happy to see them in new patterns and colours. Perfect timing to go during spring this time and get them in brighter colours, as I went during fall last time. Works for every occasion, with either jeans or a skirt.


This dress from Guess was a great find! For only $20 at Woodbury Commons I found it nice enough to just hang in the closet until I find an opportunity to wear it. I find it to be more of a fall/winter dress so it might take a while, but it looked nice and was cheap so I just couldn’t leave it. Loving the asymmetric skirt!

Michael Kors

This dress from Michael Kors basically screams my name. It’s a nice and simple fit, with some lovely details, just how I want my perfect (easy wearable) dress. There’s a risk I’ll use this dress too much, making people think it’s the only thing I own! Or not wear it enough because I’m afraid to trash it…


These shoes are probably my favorites from this trips shopping. Loving the fancier looking sneaker style. They will be perfect for everyday use and for a little bit dressier moments too. Maybe I wouldn’t wear them with a sequins dress, but there are most certain dresses in my closet that will go with these for a dinner with friends or a night out with Martin.

Lancome Anastasia Urban decay

Believe it or not, but there wasn’t much beauty shopping this time. Probably because my eye lids got so dry and itchy after the fly I could barely use makeup during the trip. (Hence no inspiration) At least I found a great deal on the Grandiôse mascara from Lanôme, which is my all time favorite, in a pack with their Cils Booster XL mascara base. I also got the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. I’ve read a lot of positive reviews on this one and couldn’t resist the curiosity to try. Lastly I got a Liquid Lipstick from Anastasia Beverly Hills in the colour Craft, which I’m also curious to try out.

My budget was a bit tighter this time than during my last visit in New York, but somehow I find that positive. This time I only got things that I know I will get a lot of use out off and I think I did quite a good job getting nice things for the money.

Did you find any favorites in the post? I’d love to hear your thoughts! 




What really happened 2015?

Hey guys!

The year of 2015 is running toward it’s end. As we sat down for our Christmas dinner last week my mother mentioned what an eventful year I’ve had. Personally I’ve been so caught up in it I don’t think I’ve really realized how much I’ve been through this year. It seems in place to look back at the goals and hops I set up last year and compare them to what really happened. You can read the full post here, but I’ll give a recap as we go.

Education – Last year I told you I was going to take up studies to become a makeup specialist. I had no plans where it would lead, I just wanted to do something for fun and to get some inspiration and motivation in life.

So, what did happen? I loved it! Even more than I thought I would. Not only did it give me some extra spark to life, it pushed me to things I wouldn’t even dream of before the year started. I decided to take an extra course to become a lash stylist. And one more to learn about tinting and shaping brows, while I was at it. I quit my job, got a place at a salon and started up my own company. I’ve been given the opportunity to work at a local fashion show, do bridal makeups and built up my little circle of returning clients as a lash stylist. I’ve also expanded my company by starting up a retailing and businesses developing cooperation with one of the biggest Aloe Vera companies in the world.

Home – Just a few days after the beginning of 2015 I found our dream apartment on the estate agent’s webpage. It was a tiny bit over our budget, but I couldn’t resist sending the link to Martin, who was in Amsterdam for work. As it was everything we wished for we decided to go to the open viewing anyway. My parents joined us and we all went looking for the faults, just to get ensured this wasn’t the right one. We couldn’t find them. The flat was just perfect. My parents thought the same and lent us the money we were missing to buy the apartment. The 28:th of April we got the keys to our first common home. We have our proper office, and I got my lovely makeup studio, where I’m also able to meet with clients for lash extensions or makeup consultations.

Travel – New York and Bahamas were on top of our list of travels this year. Since the circumstances changed a bit, with my new job and a more expensive flat, we had to make a few changes in our traveling plans as well. We stayed within Europe this year, and made a few shorter trips, in time and distance. 2015 took me and Martin to Berlin, Crete, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Paris and Madrid. And as the tradition goes, me and my sister took a trip to London as well.

Blog – I would say blogging is the point where I didn’t really come as far as I hoped. The only reason for this is that it has been too hard to find the time and energy for it. With everything that has been going on lately there hasn’t really been time to do every singel thing I want to do, and unfortunately blogging has been pushed to the side. I do miss it, and hope I can change it in 2016, but that’s for another post.

I wanted to make 2015 my year and I really think I did. I got rid of things that gave me too much bad energy and started taking control of my own life. It hasn’t been a complete walk in the park, but at least I know that I do all the hard work for myself now and not just because it’s expected from me.

My 2015

Christmas Spirit

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Long time no see. A few months back I said yes to an opportunity to develop my company and since then a lot of doors opened and all my awake time has been dedicated to these projects. I’ve been working at events, planning events and attending to events to learn more about what possibilities I have with this. It has been stressful, but fun and worthwhile. You’ll probably find out more about this if you continue to follow me here, but today I want to do something different.

Even though November and December always seems to be the most stressful time of the year for me, I’m a big fan of Christmas and the season fills me with a happy spirit, despite all stress that I’m not able to avoid.

Yesterday Martin and I, both took a day off to celebrate his birthday and decided to spend it on a Christmas market and do some shopping for our first Christmas in the new flat. The Christmas tree will have to wait for a few more weeks, but some Advent decorations was in place. I’m keeping today’s post short and just share some pictures of the Christmas spirit that’s spreading around our home at the moment.

Christmas Spirit

Have you made any Christmas posts yet? Post your links in the comments. I’d love to read them! 

Workout Playlist

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A few weeks ago I and Martin decided it was time to make some changes in our everyday life. No more candy and sodas on an everyday basis and at least three visits at the gym a week. So far we’re doing quite well, and I’m happy to see improvement on the cross trainer. One thing that is really important to me when I work out is the music I’m listening to. That music is truly far from what I usually listen to, but my music taste is way to smooth and slow for a sweaty hour at the gym. Today I thought I’d pick ten of the songs that makes me pump up the pace a bit from the workout playlist to share with you. Some of them are connected to a special memory, some of them just gives me extra adrenaline. In no particular order;


Top from Rönnisch, pants from SOC

Do you have any workout favourites? I’d love to get some inspiration for my playlist!


How to Travel with Hand Luggage

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Tomorrow I’m going to Paris with Martin for a few days. We’re traveling with EasyJet, which I think is really great for the price. The only minus is that you have to pay to check in your luggage. Since we’re only traveling Monday-Wednesday this time, and don’t have intentions of shopping, we decided to only bring hand luggage this time. It can be a struggle to pack that lightly, so I thought I should share my thoughts and packing with you.

I’m packing in a hand luggage approved cabin bag, from Primark. It’s very light and has two compartments on the outside for things you need to be able to reach easily.


When you travel with just hand luggage I recommend to check the weather before you leave. You don’t have that extra space to pack for any occasion. We don’t seem to be lucky with the weather this time. A bit warmer than here, but cloudy and rainy. When I’m about to fly I pretty much always wear the same kind of clothes; Skirt, leggings, top and a sweater. This time I’m also going to wear a raincoat to be on the safe side. I usually travel in a pair of comfortable trainers to walk in, and bring a pair of ballerinas to wear if we go out for dinner. As the space is very limited this time, I’m leaving the ballerinas and pick all black and discrete trainers. The clothing that will be packed is listed below.

  • A pair of jeans
  • Two basic tank tops
  • A more fancy top, to wear with the skirt I’m traveling in, for a night out
  • A special cardigan to wear during the football game we’re there to watch
  • Extra underwear and socks

Makeup and Toiletries

Traveling with hand luggage you are quite limited when it comes to liquids. You have to make sure your bottles don’t contain more than 100 ml, and you have to keep it in a resealable plastic bag. I will bring the following:

  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Hair brush, hair bands and bobby pins
  • Travel case with makeup brushes, blush brush and lash comb
  • Cleansing wipes (A simple way to avoid extra liquids)
  • Travel sized shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion (If you want to save place you can leave this out and buy what you need at a supermarket and leave it as you go home. If you, like us, have these travel sized products at home, you can save money instead)
  • Foundation, kohl eyeliner, eye shadow trio, powder, blush and bronzer (I chose the Make Up Store foundation as it has a built in sponge, which will work fine these few days. I’m not bringing a mascara since I have an eyelash extension at the moment.)

Other Essentials

I also like to bring a small purse that I can use while I’m away. Just make sure you have enough space in the bigger luggage, as you’re only allowed to bring one piece of luggage on the EasyJet flights. (Check the rules of your airline. If you get to carry more, just smile and say thank you) In the following list you’ll find out what other essentials I chose to spend space on.

  • Passport and wallet (of course)
  • iPad, Notebook and a pen (This is great if you need to find information, or write down what subways to use, places you’ve seen or just get inspiration you want to remember.)
  • Sunglasses (I know it’s supposed to be rainy, but I have very sensitive to light so this is an absolute must for me)
  • Camera
  • Chargers (for iPhone and camera)
  • Plasters and medicines (just in case)

With all this packed there’s still a tiny bit space left if I find something to bring home, like one of those teddy bears with the country name on them that I like to collect.

Travel lightly


Do you ever travel with just hand luggage? What are your best tips? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.


Date night outfit feat. Dresslink

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It’s time for the last Dresslink post for now. As I wrote in the last post I got a dress from them as well. Since it’s Saturday I thought I’d share it as some inspiration for a date night look.

I’m still working on getting comfortable with these full figure shots. I still have a long way to go, but at least this time I didn’t delete as many pictures right away as I usually do. The clothes are great, but I think the most I have to thank Dresslink for is the fact that the opportunity to work with them made me get in front of the camera starting to take outfit pictures, without it being a “phone/camera in the hand in front of a mirror”-picture.

Dresslink Dress

This dress was slightly big for me, but nothing two pieces of Hollywood Fashion Tape in the neckline couldn’t fix. (If you don’t own this wonderful invention you should get running for it immediately after reading this post. It’s a double sided tape that doesn’t affect fabric and skin, and is perfect for deep cleavages, hiding bra straps and a lot more)

This dress is just the type of dresses I love. A bit of cleavage, which slims the body a bit if you have big breasts. It’s tight enough to show the curves, but draped nicely to hide a bit of the tummy. I also love the asymmetrical skirt. I haven’t really fallen for the midi skirt trend yet, but as this dress is a bit shorter on one side I like it anyway.

The dress can be found here, for only $6,04 at the moment.

On the pictures I’ m wearing it with flat ballerinas from Primark and an old bolero from Gina Tricot, that is an absolute favorite. It’s very thin and works great with every dress if you just want to cover up your arms a bit.

For makeup I chose a very soft smokey eye and a berry lipstick to add a bit of colour and some autumn feelings.

On Monday I’m going to Paris with Martin for a short trip. I will schedule a post to come up while I’m gone. In that post I’ll tell you about something I’ve been up to lately and share something that inspires me while I do what I do.

What do you think of the outfit posts I’ve been doing lately? Would you like to see more of these? 


* This dress was sent to me by Dresslink but all opinions are my own and true to my experience.

Outfit of the day feat. Dresslink

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A while ago I posted a wishlist with lovely clothes from Dresslink*, and as I mentioned there they have sent me some of their clothes to try. I now have one of their tops and one dress from their collection. You’ll get to see the top in this post, but you’ll have to wait a little longer for the dress.

Now that we’ve moved I have better opportunities to take full figure photos of myself, and I’m hoping to post more outfit posts during the fall. Bare with me though, I’m not really comfortable in front of the camera this way yet, but I’m working on it.

Dresslink top (2)


I really love wrap-around tops so this was an easy pick for me as I browsed the Dresslink website. The front of the top is a bit see-trough so I preferably wear it with a tank top underneath. The arms and back is made from a more opaque, really soft fabric, that makes the top really comfortable to wear. You can find it here for only $3.77 and it comes in both black, grey and apricot. I think a visit at Dresslink will be well worth it.

Today I matched the top with my favorite jeans from Even & Odd, that I found on Zalando Outlet in Berlin, and shoes from New Look that I think I’ve had for at least four years now.

Hope you enjoyed the post!

How would you match this top? Would you like to see more outfit posts like this one?
I’d love to hear your comments! 


*The top was sent to me by Dresslink, but all opinions are my own and true to my experience.

Buckley London

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Today when I got home from the gym I found a very happy surprise on the doormat. The post man had left a little parcel from England with, not one, not two but three lovely bracelets from Buckley London*. I think Martin enjoyed the happy dance of excitement as I opened it up. Thanks a million!

Buckley London


As you can see I got one in gold, one in rhodium and one in hematite. All three of them can be worn one by one and be a beautiful detail for themselves or together for a more eye catching look. The black one will go perfectly with one of my favorite, more fancy dresses, but mostly I think I’ll use them together.

These bracelets comes from Buckley’s XO♥-collection, and can be found in gold, rhodium, rose gold and hematite. They also offer matching necklaces for those who might be interested in that. The jewelry is made of woven mesh and decorated with charms with pristine crystals. We all know the X O and ♥ symbols, that I think most of us sends to our friends and loved ones every now and then. I really like how they made such beautiful jewelry, that isn’t to girly, using these symbols.

You find the bracelets and necklaces here, but make sure to take a good look at the whole website. Buckley has so many lovely jewelry, I’m sure it will be worth the time.



What do you think of the xo♥-theme of these jewelry? How would you wear these kind of bracelets? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.


*These products were sent to me by Buckley London. Facts about material and the theme are borrowed from their website, but all opinions are my own and true to my experience.