Earlier this month, I got to celebrate my birthday and was so lucky to receive some new beauty products that I've absolutely fallen in love with!

KORRES Greek Yoghurt Smoothie

First off, my beautiful bestie gave me this KORRES Greek Yoghurt Smoothie, a "lightweight priming moisturiser", that contains 26 % Greek yoghurt proteins. The packaging comes with a neat pump to perfectly dispense the right amount of product to use. My base game has honestly been improved every since I started using this, as the moisturiser really makes the foundation sit well on the face throughout the day.

URBAN DECAY Afterglow Highlighter Palette

Next, I got this highly recommended highlighter palette from URBAN DECAY, from my babe @Gambitsky . I've been a big fan of URBAN DECAY for a long time now, and this palette just adds to the ever-growing list of favorite products from the brand. The palette has four colours, making it perfect to use on its own, or you can mix it to get a customized colour.

INGLOT AMC Lip Pencil (#19)

Lastly, the lovely @dalyndarling got me the INGLOT Lip Pencil in the shade #19. For quite some time now, I've always borrowed some from her, but now I won't need to anymore! I got my own, yay! Ever since I got this, I've been using it non-stop. It's my new go-to colour, as its very easy on the eyes and matches well with most looks I'm going for.

Have you tried any of these yet, what have your thoughts been? Let me know in the comments down below!

With love, Ellen

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In collaboration with Ideal of Sweden

Ever since my younger days, I've never really liked flowers. I didn't mind the occasional flower pot my grandma had on the balcony, but if I were to choose myself, I wouldn't plant any flowers on my own initiative.

Since then, I've grown to like not mind flowers a little bit more, and don't mind the occasional gifted flower. But at the end of the days, I still prefer cacti/succulents or regular plants. So when I went to the Botanical Garden with @Gambitsky , @dalyndarling , Tracy and Olav, we went straight to the cacti house to take pictures.

Matched the environment with my shorts from H&M, and phone case from Ideal of Sweden.

The air inside the plant house was however incredibly humid, so we quickly moved outwards and enjoyed the light breeze.

In collaboration with Ideal of Sweden, I am able to give you 30% off your next purchase with the discount code "SOMMER2017". The code is only valid until the end of August, so make sure to give yourself a little treat before summer ends!

//pictures: @Gambitsky

Love, Ellen

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One year older, one step closer to mid-life crisis...

It's been a couple of days since I turned 21, but exam came in the way so this post got slightly delayed.

Ever since Karlie Kloss' video of 23 things she learned at 23, I've been wanting to reflect and write up a post in the same style, too.

This year, I've finally gone through with it and listed up 21 things I've learned during my 21 years on this planet.

Enjoy!

1. I like learning, but hate being tested.

2. I need to plan and organize, even though I don't always follow through with it, simply for the sake of having some peace of mind.

3. I can't handle extreme emotions. Well, technically of course I can, but not without tearing up a little bit here and there.

4. I get energy from spending "me-time". Nothing re-energizes me like a good old day in the bed or wearing slacks all day at home.

5. Game of Thrones is worth the hype.

6. Coffee is only acceptable for me in the hours between the AM and noon. Any time after this and there will be no sleep.

7. Rest of the day is strictly tea-only. Nevertheless, the days seem wrong without several cups of tea.

8. My sister does my makeup better than I do. She's 16.

9. Colours on the lips makes a whole lot of difference.

10. I can't pull all-nighters. It takes 3 days to recover.






11. I prefer non-alcoholic drinks.

12. Pasta is life.

13. Success comes in many different forms.

14. Travelling makes you wiser...

15. ... but home is always home.

16. You get results from putting in the effort.

17. Things doesn't always go as planned but it's not the end of the world.

18. You can't take care of everyone.

19. Time is money, but sometimes people are late and it's not the end of the world.

20. Enough sleep is important. Good quality sleep also equally important.

21. My Mom is my best friend.

Lastly, I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who took time out of their day to congratulate me or came out to spend the day with me. Special thanks to Mr. Bay Tjuvholmen and their staff for the delicious food and service!

Have a nice day!

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