Out with this fine thing for a date. After several weeks of postponing a baking day and realizing that we didn't have time, we finally pulled ourselves together and went to a bakery instead. It was a cute place and with fun flavors of cake. We got strawberry, chocolate and liquorice and they were so tasty. A little pricey for what they are so I'm hesitant to go again, but it was a good experience.
At Statens Museum for Kunst for a special SMK night a few weeks (months?) ago by now. I swear to God that I all the hipsters in town gathers for this event- I've been to it twice and I hadn't seen as many before and I haven't since. It's both alarming and cool.
I might've gotten a slightly unhealthy obsession with luminizers.. But they're just so pretty and serene to look at. This one is a lush mix of gold and pink in a pot of happiness. I was pleasantly surprised when I tried it out at the store and even more so when I saw the price tag. Now, I might be a bit biased as I have an undying love for H&M, but man have they upped their game! I'll not bore you with how the company has improved the overall quality of their products, and jump right into the make up. During the past few years I've tried out their nail polishes, lipsticks, eye shadows, eyeliners, mascara, tools etc. and I have been pleased far more times than disappointed- one just has to know what to look for (I use some of their brushes more than my high end ones. Who would've thought??)
Anyways, not much other to say than it's good in texture and pigmentation (although the pay off is subtle it's noticeable), the packaging is simple and sturdy, and the price is nothing to complain about. I still love my Betty Luminiser from the Balm but because the powder is so finely milled it's not very travel friendly, which is why one is likelier to find H&M's high lighter in my make up purse instead. Thumbs up and an all rounder I should say.
.. for the whole of February- I ain't complaining! Last year I got to spend it in Sydney, Australia where there are tonnes of people of Asian heritage to whom it's customary to celebrate. There were also just lot of party-loving people in general who'd love any excuse to throw a ball. It was awesome. Although I was definitely more into the whole Chinese New Year festivitt last year, I like being home and get to enjoy the holiday with my family. And I received ang pao this year to (so worth it).
I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow. And I watered it in fears, Night and morning with my tears; And I sunned it with smiles, And with soft deceitful wiles. And it grew both day and night, Till it bore an apple bright. And my foe beheld it shine. And he knew that it was mine, And into my garden stole When the night had veiled the pole; In the morning glad I see My foe outstretched beneath the tree.
I bought this on a whim but you can never really go wrong with a nude, and I certainly wasn't disappointed! It's this deep beige/pink mauve-y colour that I find so perfect, as it compliments tons of skin tones, hair colours, euye colours and all that jazz. It's so easy to slap on and wear. No fuss.
I recommended it to one of my friends who is significantly paler in the I-want-that-milky-complexion-too kind of way and with fire red hair; she was hesitant and suggested that she might need another shade of nude but after some contemplation I honestly think that it would look really good on her too. It cancels out the pink and red tones and offers a nice sheer and glossy coating.
The packaging is pretty and sturdy. I find that even though I'm constantly rubbing this product all over my lips there is still quite a bit left, suggesting that it will last a long while making it worth the price. The staying power is so-so but it wears very well, which makes up for it. It's all in all a very nice product, one to get if you feel like giving yourself a treat. I'm just really kicking myself for not getting BR 702!
Kopenhagen fur had an open house the other day to start off fashion week in Denmark- I actually think that the Danish fashion week happened earlier than usual only because of Kopenhagen fur's new season. That is the pull of the company!
I went with my parents and big sister and even though it was kind of remote (the factory is located in suburban Copenhagen) there was a great show up. The theme was centered around the lunar new year, and so the whole arrangement was dynamic, interesting and well made. I went on a tour of the impressive building, saw a crazy fun dance/runway fashion show, scored some heavily discounted leather gloves ('tis the season), but most importantly: free dim sum. FREE DIM SUM.
It was a great experience and I hope to go again if possible.
Best. Topcoat. Ever. There aren't a whole lot of things to be said, other than it does what every topcoat should do. The broad brush makes for a beautiful and even application, the formulation itself seals in the polish in a few minutes, it is glossy, it mends sloppy polish, and last but not least; it makes your hard work stay put for quite a a while (depends on what you do on a day to day basis though!). The price is fair considering the product you get, so I'm a very satisfied girl.
This palette is the bomb. Just looking at it makes me satisfied in a way that a colourful or bright one could ever make me. It's not a happy sensation or anything, it's just knowing that you'll get a good use out of every single shade while keeping the eye make up versatile. It's that sort of simple happiness.
I got this at my local Sephora in inner Copenhagen a few weeks back, and I'm still as psyched to have it in my possession. I think it's just one of those hyped cult classic make up items that you never thought you could get your hands on unless you went abroad, but low and behold!
Let me just start of by saying that I absolutely dig the packaging of the palette. It's so light weight and.. Sleek, for a lack of better words. The huge mirror is a great plus for traveling too! The only minus is the annoying plastic sheet that I can't toss for the best of me. It's got all the names on it! Other than that bagatelle, it has a good assortment of mattes and shimmers. But to all you sparkle lovers out there; there are no real glitter shades I'm afraid. I, however, am sure to make good use out of it because of that. The two shades Conker and Mineral earth are really rich in colour, which might make up for the lack of bedazzle.
The pigmentation ranges between decent for the lighter colours and superb for the deeper ones. With a good base, everything is possible. I recommend something creamy, perhaps with an opaque tint to really amp up the results.
I could see myself bringing on a trip, the colours are nice, the selection is perfect (for a simpleton as I) and the price is hard to beat. I have already recommended it!
I went online with an idea of what to get and somehow I ended up with almost a complete outfit. I'm actually rather pleased with what I found, as I could really see myself use these things quite a lot.
I think I'll get most use out of the backpack and Converse, but I'm way excited for the cap! Also, I've put an effort into not buying random jewellery and I think this bracelet will be a nice piece in my (hopefully) more streamline collection. As for the t-shirt.. I simply could not resist- Mean Girls reference, anyone??
So after watching tons of tutorials and vlogs from beautiful people who live in California, I have been wanting to achieve that tousled/beach-like/"oh-I-didn't-do-much-with-it" hair, which has made add some new additions to my collection of hair products.
I got this Di:fi mousse mainly to see what the whole mousse craze was about, as I've never really used a product like this. The only thing that might turn me off from it is that it's a spray. Which I didn't know while buying it. Oh well, it might turn out to be a huge plus!
The other thing that I got was this hairspray from TIGI Bed Head. I really do like most of their products, and when I saw Nikkietutorials rave about this huge space-dildo hairspray I had no choice but to get. I simply had to. I haven't used it yet, but because of the fuss about the smell I just had to spray some around in my room. It was worth the sticky floors.
I've finally booked an appointment with a hairdresser, and this time I won't be going for no simple "just a small snip- ends ONLY, please" kind of look. Oh no, I'll be going full on. Somewhere in my mind I realised that I was now legally my own guardian, and after years of pleading my parents to dye my hair (they never did soften to the idea) I can now finally do whatever look I want, whenever I want. Rebellious much?
The look that I'm going for are long layers and really soft caramel locks that almost give off a summery vibe. I've been dying to get the ombré effect, but I think I've come to terms with the fact that everyone and no one has done it. But then again, I'm not sure what life brings and what the hairdresser and I will decide on the day, so it'll all be a mystery till then.
Generally, the look that I'm going for is something á la Claire Marshall from HeyClaire on Youtube. She's beyond beautiful, asdfg, words can't describe her. They just can't. Look at the pictures down below, and you'll see what I'm getting at. Ideally I would have her best friend and hair stylist, Anna Lee from Annaleeandjesse on Youtube, to do my hair but alas; Chaz Dean, L.A. seems just a bit far away and pricey for some caramel and honey hair-goodness.
These pictures are actually rather old, as I took them a few weeks ago when we went shopping for Christmas presents. It was a bit chaotic as we set out right before due-date and because we had decided to get all of them at once, which made going to a semi-big ass mall seem most befitting. Also, it meant that we would stay indoors.
We actually did pretty well in finding most of the gifts and staying within the budget (well, not really with the budget, but whatever we tried and almost succeeded. Maths, what?) and after hours of scouting for good deals and ticking off the wish lists we spoiled ourselves with something nice to drink at Baresso a.k.a. the Danish equivalent to Starbucks.
We actually had one more on the team but he totally ditched us, which sucks as we could've used all of his excessive athletics muscles.
Ever since I was gifted Bodum's thermal cup, by the courtesy of the one and only Torild, I've been cazy about trying all sorts of teas, coffees and hot chocolates. For one I feel irrationally grown up walking down the street holding that thermal cup and secondly: I didn't realize that there were so many good and easy drinks to be made! I know that all that tastes much better home made, but I'm simply having too much fun trying out whatever is on the market.
Amongst loose tea leaves, cappuccino and cocoa, I've also picked up a ton of Chai Lattes. I've actually bought other tastes since i snapped the picture down below, but it's from the same brand so I thought to excuse myself for lack of visuals. After numerous trial and errors I found that these are much better when mixed with water, as it says on the back . At first I really did not like the Chai Latte with caramel, but I've been really enjoying mixing it with coffee. The pure Chai Latte with cinnamon spice is very good on its own! The other tastes that I got were Green Tea & Ginger and Cocoa Chai. The Green Tea & Ginger is VERY unique, definitely a taste you need to be accustomed to. I was a little afraid to try the one with cocoa, but it actually turned out very delicious (also when mixed with the Cinnamon Spice one).
These are just some thoughts on Fredsted's Chai Lattes, if you were ever interested in trying them or something alike.
My class figured that it would be memorable to have something we in Denmark call a "Julefrokost" which directly translated gives you: Christmas lunch. It's a bit misleading as it can both be during lunch time, later on, and also even dinner. Very, very confusing.
We were invited into the home of one of the sweet girls from class, and in order to feed ourselves we all thought to bring one dish each (or two for one, e.g. the duck was a little pricey) and make a buffet. Oh Lord, it was all so delicious! We had all the Chrismassy dishes - of Denmark, at least- such as duck, flæskesteg, brune kartofler, rødkål. There was even ris á la mande for dessert! We have a vegetarian in class and since most of the dishes are pure meat, he brought samosas. Oh Samosa Joe.
Everyone was in a happy and festive mood. It came to be the memorable night we all had hoped for.