As another weekend rolls by in 2017, I am sat in my hotel bed slowly getting ready to go out for dinner after a very very busy day exploring Budapest. Everything has been going so fast in the last couple of months, there have been things from job changes to lots of events to seeing family and often without taking some time for myself. However this weekend Adi booked us a wonderful trip for two days in Budapest to get away and just be alone, we have been walking the streets without our phones, just the two of us talking and plan making and enjoying each other’s company like we used to and not enough now. It has been a wonderful time, and although we leave reasonable early tomorrow and can’t wait to have a long sleep without an alarm, I am so so thankful and happy for this getaway and to experience something new.

I will be doing a whole blog post dedicated to our trip here and all the things and place we have gone, but we have basically walked forever and eaten our weight in yummy treats!

We only took hand luggage with us to save time and money, so I have my very trusty travel sized organic/Vegan products. Maria Nila which smells sooo good and saved my hair after a rather intense spa day which left my hair feeling like straw. My Inika lip balm which has added goodness to make your lips nice and soft which helps with the cold and when I talk way to much, and my favourite deodorant which is always needed. And finally some face products from Esse which were in my first video and are always handy to have and finally my EOS lip and hand cream, which live in my handbag and save me often. All these products are organic and full of goodness plus they work a dream.

I will update properly and with lots of fun and exciting pictures soon, as I am only on my phone at the moment as we have really gone all out on cutting our connection with social media to concentrate on one another more. But I hope you have had an amazing weekend and I would love to know if you’ve ever tried any of these great products! Here is our attempt at getting a nice selfie together and trying to get the background in, wasn’t exactly what I had in mind but it will do.

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This morning was a wonderful morning where I went to Mildh press with @emelieolssons to see the next season collections and talk about all the exciting things to come in the next fashion movement.

There are a lot of beautiful colours coming up soon, pinks and yellows and light colours are amazing and very very exciting as it basically consists of my already there wardrobe. Also a lot of silks and beautiful materials which will allow a lot more freedom with what we wear to mix and match lots of great different items.

I was chatting to lots of the great people at Mildh about some of their amazing products which I will be showing you very soon and hopefully making a new and exciting video. We ate the yummy breakfast and had a lovely time socialising and getting to know new people and people we see often at the events but never actually spend time getting to know them. It was a lot of fun and I look forward to going to many more so I can learn lots of new things and be able to share it all with you.

I saw a lot of inspiration today and can't wait for the spring when the colours become a lot more exciting but until then we will have to make do with darker colours and shorter days.

Emelie and I were talking about how much more we appreciate fashion and clothing now that we write about it and think more about what we wear every day. There are a lot of beautiful items coming into the stores very soon and I hope that when we buy them we think a little more about our contribution to the environment and the amount of fabrics that we buy, one beautiful piece out of good materials can mean so much more than lots of different items! I would love for you to tell me about your favourite item you own and where you got it from?

I hope you all have an amazing weekend, I have an exciting trip planned this weekend and can't wait to share it with you!

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I was recently introduced to ACO skincare as I have been trying to find a new foundation that isn't heavy and can work well with my skin but most importantly not clog up my pores to try and help my damaged skin during this cold winter. I always remember hearing about BB cream when I was younger and how good it was for you and how it was a good coverage without the feeling of too much makeup but I never really tried them. This CC cream however seems to be super great, the colour was unfortunately too dark for me but it works amazingly on my mum! It really smooths out all of the imperfections and colour corrects for you, plus moisturises really nicely. The product itself is full of vitamins and nourishing oils that protect the skin. I will definitely be looking to get one that works well for my skin colour too as I was so shocked at how well it worked for my mum. I have been using the face cream and it is very soft and really helps any dry skin. The company itself was made from pharmacists who combined different skin based ingredients to be the best for your skin types. Mixed with good natural ingredients and recyclable materials for the packaging, I think it is a great company that I want to trial more of and see if the CC cream is as good as others say.

Here is a flatlay of my mums handbag with the fun products (plus some tea because she lives in England)! And a picture below of my wonderful parents who are sadly heading back home. I have had the most amazing time with them and am super sad they are leaving but will see them again soon for my birthday. I hope you are all having a great mid week and if you have tried the ACO CC cream I would love to hear your views on it?! I am now off to the airport to say goodbye to my parents but have an exciting trip planned this weekend which I can't wait to share. with you all.

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Today I went for a long walk with my parents around the beautiful Haga park, it is a beautiful city park with wildlife and lots of places to walk around and explore. We saw wild rabbits, birds, ducks and swans plus lots of different trees and plants which my dad explained and described depending on the noise from the birds or the shape of the leaves. This is one of my happiest memories, walking around huge parks with the dogs and my family, finding insects under wooden logs and playing in the leaves. Almost every weekend we would set off to a new park and spend hours walking around before finding a nice lunch spot before going home, today was dedicated to having one of those days and although it started to snow towards the end and the temperature was around 0 we had a good 3 hour walk together and it was wonderful.

My love for the planet absolutely came from my family, especially my dad. He would give me books to read about different animals and how to look for them in the wildlife, we would catch insects and identify them before letting them go again. We would spend hours feeding the ducks and watching the swans. My parents would take my brother and I on two week holiday on our boat up the River Thames where we would see lots of different animals, and spend time with the environment. I have looked after ducks before they can go back into the wild after being abandoned and had a multitude of different pets because I absolutely love animals.

Here are some of my different pictures that I took today, I also did some filming so will hopefully get a video up for you this week! I hope you like them, and I would love to know about why you like the environment and what your memories of being at one with the wildlife are. It is such a beautiful world, we really need to do everything we can to protect it!

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Today was another great day with my parents, we wondered around Södermalm looking at second hand stores and getting christmas decoration inspiration and just chatting lots and enjoyed being together. After a long walk in the sun we decided to go to the Fotografiska, this is an incredible photography museum which is honestly the best I have ever been too and my mum has a very keen eye for art and works as a designer so it was a great place to go together. This time one the second floor they had a exhibition showing the winers of the Autumn photography competition, this is for Sweds to send in their best photographs and then judges decide which get to have a art wall space in the gallery. Although there is no theme to the contest, a lot of it seemed to be about the effect we are having on the planet, even the main exhibition downstairs was all about the worlds problems from war and hate and that is something we are doing ourselves.

Ylva Bergman

This collection of photographs was about Yakutsk in eastern Siberia which is the coldest major city in the world at -50 degrees Centigrade. It was showing how they live in such a cold climate but then also showing how due to global warming the city is unfreezing faster than anywhere else in the world which means the living conditions with change drastically and that the buildings will start sinking into the ground and that if its effecting this city so badly it will slowly start effecting everywhere else!

Emmi Van De Boom, Simon Forsberg and Tove Tikkanen Jönn

This exhibition was about refugees who have had to leave their city or country due to war, these pictures are just a few from the 65.3 million people who had to leave south Sudan when the war in 2013 broke out. The photographers here wanted to make you think about the fact you see the crisis every day on the news, in the papers and talked about by your collegues but do you ever stop to think about who these people really are? They all had dreams and ambitions, like bottom left had her own buisness but lost it all when she moved or two in from the bottom left was a primary school teacher and is now trying to find a new job somewhere very new, or top Right who has to take care of her 3 grandchildren because her children died in the war but is trying to find them a home so they will be safe. They all have real lives and ideas but we find it easy to forget about that when it isn't us. This exhibition really made me think more about what I could do or learn so I could help others here who have been through so much and are now trying to start a new safe life somewhere else.

Sebastian Sardi

These images are taken from the coal capital in Jharkhand, India. What I am sure was once a beautiful landscape is now layered with dust and dirt, smoke is everywhere and there are houses and villages sunk into the cracks all because of fossil fuels, coal and black diamonds. What type of people are we to destroy a beautiful landscape and move people out of their homes to get things to power our cars and houses?

Jeanette Harkén

This exhibition was to give the cows a voice! and I quote 'For you I am reduced to carbon dioxide emission, an environmental hazard, a numbered production unit of 9,000 litres per year. But I am Rose, Dagmar & Pear. I am working. Every day. For you.' Its not as enjoyable to eat an animal when you have a beautiful image to look at before and see what life you are taking.

Paul Hansen

This was the main exhibition, the whole ground floor was dedicated to showing the lives of the people in different situations then us here in Sweden, a lot of it showing the war and terrible living conditions others have to go through due to war. Paul Hansen explains his reason for this collection of photography- “When we visit places afflicted by natural disasters, war or other predicaments, we are temporary guests in people’s misery and we do it for a reason: that the misery should cease. I see myself as a guardian of stories that people entrust me with. By disseminating the pictures I hope to influence the decision makers to change the situation. The people we portray know this and we photojournalists are almost always welcome,” I hope that one day I can do the same, to do something that will help both people and the earths pain or suffering.

These different images have really made me think, they have all shown different stories from people/animals all over the world to try and give them a voice. It inspired me so so much to keep doing what I set out to do in my life and that is to try and make a difference somehow with the planet and our view on how we should live our life. I want every one to think about their actions and the consequences, and that together we can make a huge difference, whether that is trying to stop global warming or helping those that have had to leave their countries start a new a great life, and the biggest dream would be to stop people having to leave their countries completely. I hope you like some of the images, and maybe even go to an exhibition yourself to experience something that inspires you as much as these people have inspired me.

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