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This is a really easy way to style your short hair!

As you may know, I have just reduced my hair length massively. When I decided to do this, I knew that I wanted volume in my hair because I would not like if it is was short and stuck onto my face. I tired styling it yesterday and I loved how it turned out! It is really curled at the bening and as the day continues, it gets more wavy. My hair in particular never has a styled hair for the entire day, I do not know why but the curls never stay, even though I use hairspray. I feel though that the style remained longer because of my hair being much shorter than before. Either way, I really loved how this easy and fast this was.

I only use these four items. A Remington flattening-iron, a GHD come, a brush and some hairspray. I do not think that the result would differ if you have other tools than I have, for example, you can have an big curling-iron instead of a flattening-iron. I just think that my Remington is better than my curling-iron at the moment.

It is really simple, you just turn on your iron of choice, brush through you hair, take the iron and curl sektions of your hair. Depending on how curly you want your hair to look, you take bigger or smaller sektions. I just wanted a natural feeling to the curls so I took some all over the place, some smaller and some bigger. After you are done with curling, you take a come and start to make some volume in your hair. As before, do as much as you prefer. When you are done with curling and voluming, take your hairspray of choice and spray. And then you are done! This took me about five minutes, the first time I did it. It is really easy and fast, just how I like it.

Anyway, I really love how my hair turned out. I could not thank Alexandra enough. Everyone thinks that I look better in it and I prefer it so much more than having long hair. I feel more grown up. I really believe that I have found my hair of choice.

Amanda Maria.

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I have always been good at planning, scheduling and clear everything within a time-limit. In contrast I never remember what the small things I have done or seen. This is where this book comes in. I will try to remember to write everything I will see throughout the year and at the end of the year, I will look back to it all. I have everything from movies and games to products and fashion favorites. I will try to record it all. When I look at the past year I seem to not recall most movies I have watched or when. With this, I will see both.

I believe that it is good to record most things. Because if this year is going to become bad for some reason, I will be able to look back at the small things and remember them fondly. Not that the year has been bad or anything at this point in time but you can never know how the year will unfold. Hopefully it will not be half as bad as 2016. But if it is, I know that I can endure it.

Amanda Maria

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A couple of days ago, I stumble upon a Youtuber named Lucy Moon. She is a wonderful Youtuber who has quickly climbed up to my top three Youtubers. She looks beautiful and I really loved her hair, it is down to her shoulders. I really missed having short hair so today, with my lovely friend Alexandra as the hairdresser, I cut my hair to shoulder-length.

Bracelet - Monica Vinader // Top - BikBok // Jeans - Vila // Cardigan - Lindex

I love the outcome of this. I get away all the damaged hair and I fully prefer me in this length of hair. When I was younger I did not know how to style my short hair, but now, as I have become more interested in beauty, I will experiment with different techniques to style my hair.

Amanda Maria

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A few new things that I have collected that I cannot wait to share with you!

Starting off with beauty, one of my resolutions this year was to "master" eye-liner, and because of this, I wanted to get a really good eye-liner. I have mentioned this the Gurelain eye-liner last blog but I had not used it many times before that. Now, every time I put make-up on, I reach for this. It is so easy to use, the tip is so fine and it leaves a wonderful sheen to the eyes -- in other words, it is not matte.

Next up, the Lumene Invisible Illumination in Rosy Dawn, This is a beautiful highlight and illuminator. I blend this with my Origins energy-boosting moisturizer (a very good moisturizer) and as highlighter. It makes my skin shine beautifully under the make-up and it is divine as a highlighter. It is the best that I ever has tried. It gives a wonderful sheen -- I cannot talk about it enough. I can talk about it for days.

Lastly in beauty, the Ecotools Stippling Brush, is is so soft. I love it. It looks beautiful, it feels high-end, it blends out the foundation beautifully and makes a good base. My first impression of the Ecotools is very good. I will surly buy more of them!

I am a jewlery addict. I love them more than clothes. I rather buy another necklace than a few new clothes. I do not buy cheap jewelry either, even if I like how they look. I only have gold/rose gold vermeil or pure silver. Many of my new favorite Youtubers have said that Missoma and Monica Vinader has really good and beautiful jewelry. Both of them having free engraving.

From Missoma I bought a pair of limited edition earrings that has a hoop within a hoop and a beautiful dainty bracelet. I have wanted to get more earrings because of me getting another piercing in my right ear. This particular pair of earrings is not the best for the third piercing but they look beautiful in the first piercings. They were limited edition and they were very high demand so they were only available for a few hours. I was so lucky to get my hands on it. The bracelet was also in very high demand so when I saw that it was in stock, I ran to the computer and bought it. It is so dainty and beautiful, just how I like it. It has a rose gold vermeil finish and it looks beautiful next to the Monica Vinader bracelet. Missoma's collaboration with Lucy Williams is beautiful and everything on it is so popular, it is only in stock for a few hours. It really is a race.

Monica Vinader has many beautiful collections with engraved bracelets. I decided to get the one with the least bit of actual gold vermeil on it. The bright red though is really beautiful and is a really good pop of color. I had it engraved and on it it says "till mars och tillbaka" (To mars and back), something that is very close to my heart. You can say it is an alternative to a tattoo. I really love it though, every time I see it my heart warms up. To put i simply, I love it (just like I do with everything in this post, haha).

For the last thing, the actual thing that I wanted to talk about. Pokemon Moon. This game in so much fun you guys. I am so impressed with the quality of the game and it has a such different feel to the other Pokemon games. I love the different take they have gone for and it feels like a whole new game, not like the normal Pokemon game. I have not played Pokemon since I was a kid, and I did not understand what to do because of my lack in knowledge in english. Now I understand MUCH more english since then and I can really understand how people love the Pokemon franchise. The story so far is not that intense (I love a game with a good story) but I think that I will be more of a story as the game continues. Either way, I love the game so far.

You can say that this is a favorites of the month of January. I could not wait until the end of the month to tell you about these things that I recently have bought. Because of this, I will not do a January favorites, but I want to do a post where I talk about my resolutions, and how things are going, because they have gone very well! See you then.

Amanda Maria

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Going into 2017 we all have made New Year Resolutions, maybe many, maybe few, maybe small ones, perhaps big ones -- we all have at least one resolution for the new year ahead.

I have many resolutions this year. Small ones and big ones. I believe that having many small resolutions (and goals) makes for a bigger achievement when you get the results. With my anxiety I pat myself on the shoulder every time I do something that is hard for me. An example; when I pierced my ear last Tuesday, the piercer asked if we could sit in the shop, not the more closed-out part of the shop, and I said yes. All costumers (three people) were all around me, looking at jewelry, and stood beside me as the woman pierced my ear. I got so happy that I could do that. The first thing I did was telling Alex about it. The point is, many small things equal a gear success.

Saying this, I have many small resolutions and some of them requires tools for me to accomplish these resolutions. So here are some of my essential for 2017.

My first resolution is to read more. I am at the moment reading "Som stjänor i natten" (In all the bright places) by Jennifer Niven. It is SO good. I love the characters and it really shows in debt how mental illness can effect different people. I simply love it. After this one, I will read Dream House by Marzia Bisognin, one of my favorite Youtubers. Another book that I have on my list is "Var är Audrey?" (Where's Audery?) by Sophie Kinsella. I have heard that this book is very good, and I really want to read it.

Next resolution is to eat less meat. There is nothing really essential that I can have here, it is just simply to eat less meat. My family is a meat-consumer factory almost. We eat loads of meat during summer. I want to try to eat vegetarian alternatives -- I really care for animals and when I can, I want to become a sponsor for animals an animal in the world.

This is a weird one, but I want to really master eye-liner. I love when people wear eye-liner, it looks so beautiful. I love when I wear eye-liner. I struggle with it, though. And I want to learn it. I want to master it (haha). So I have gotten a Guerlain eye-liner that my favorite youtube, Hello October, use religiously.

Another resolution is to continue with yoga for the whole year. My body and mind feels amazing after every session and I love my body now much more than I did a month ago. I feel so more comfortable with myself, and I want that to continue. I do yoga with Adriene, she is amazing to explain and at the moment she does this kind of 31 days of yoga type of resolution with her subscribers. I do not really know how to explain it but I have done two of them and they feel amazing, as her introduction videos does.

My last resolution is to cut out the people in your life that you really do not care about. Like old friends that you do not talk to or even the ones you never spoke to in the first place. I want to stop being afraid to speak my mind and do what I want just because old friends talks about me and say that I am weird because I do what I love, like doing this. Almost like not caring what people thing.

Those are some of my resolutions and essentials for this year ahead. I hope that I can fulfill most of them. I will do everything to do so.

This has been a very all-over-the-place kind of blog post but that is the fun part of blogging is it not?

Amanda

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2016 has now gone before us and 2017 is here.

2016 has been a hard year for me. Panikattacks has been on top and many people I know has died throughout the year. Not to mention all the political drama that has happened in 2016.

Even though 2016 has been filled with MANY negative things, there has been some major things that I have enjoyed in the year -- Alex and I have been together for a year, we went to Austria with his family and Gothenburg for our one-year anniversary and I graduated. These things has been amazing and it is so easy to forget them when I re-cap the year, because of all the negative things that has filled 2016. When I think of the year, I feel like it has been one of the worst years for me. But instead of thinking in that way, I want to thing of the happy memories that I have of the year.

I want to remember the fun parts. The people that I love and my friends for life. That is one of my New Year's Resolutions for 2017. Think more positive. I think that it will be one of the major things that will make 2017 better.

Another resolution that I have for the year is to accept who I am, something that I have struggled with in 2016, because of my new panic-behavior.

There are some more resolutions that I have for the year but those are quite minor -- like keep doing yoga and such. Those are just as important as the major once. I will make this year better than the last one. That is the biggest resolution that I have for the year.

Amanda

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Mejuri is a brand that I was introduced to about a year ago, when Evelina, a Youtuber, made a collection with them. Alex bought me a necklace of that collection for my 19th birthday and I have been obsessed with Mejuri since.

I have now three pieces from Mejuri. All of the pieces are very petite and they are very good material. All the pieces are handcrafted with a gold layer on sterling silver -- gold vermeil. All pieces come with a small and stylish pouch, with the jewelry inside.

Because of the gold vermeil the price of the pieces are often less than a 1 000 SEK, but they have solid yellow gold, making them more expensive. Solid silver and solid rose gold is also and option. Depending on what amount of money you want to spend, you can surly find something in your range.

​I love Mejuri's jewelry. I always tend to go back to their jewelry, even though other jewelry seem more appropriate for the occasion. They are petite, stunning and, the most important, they manages wear and tear. The necklace I got from Alex has been in the highest mountains in Austria and been wore for months and it still looks as good as when I got it. These two pieces that I am showcasing are the two that I got for myself for Christmas. I am so in love with them. I know that I will use them until they break -- and that will be a long while.

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Hello my lovely friends. Christmas went by so fast and it has been wonderful. I have celebrated Christmas five times (with different people) and I loved being with the people I hold dear. I started to celebrate with my friends (as you saw before), then with my family, then with Alex and his dad's family and then with his mothers family. It has been such a calm Christmas and I really needed it.

I got some wonderful presents, such as a book, candle, money, skincare and cute mugs. I have ordered a lot of clothes from Chiquelle and Zalando (I really need new clothes). The things from Chiquelle came today and I love most of it. I have tried to come out of my comfort zone and bought some dresses. I really like the one I received today.

As I write this, I have my Lazy Days candle (that I got from Alex) from Zoella Lifestyle beside me and a cup of coffee, I just have done Yoga, I cannot feel more relaxed than I do now.

Amanda

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​Merry Christmas everyone, I hope that you will have a wonderful Christmas.

Amanda

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Yesterday, December 21st, me, Alexandra and Jennifer had an early Christmas. We had decided to do this since November, I think, and it was so fun that the day finally came.

When Alexandra and I arrived at Jennifer's place, we were greeted by glögg and food. We ate it all and we were full in our stomachs.

We opened our gifts pretty early during the night and I got some amazing and fun gifts. I have already tried two of them!

We watched some movies (nothing Christmas-related) afterwards and just talked about everything that is happening in our life. I love these ladies so much. We can talk about anything and we always have a blast every time we hang out. They are the best friends I have.

Nothing beats an early Christmas with these ladies!

Amanda

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