So much for not wanting to be the typical blogger writing about my monthly favourites. But this products have been a must this June and I wanted to put them out there if you aren't familiar with them.

Bronze Goddess
Although my perfume collection consists of over 20 perfumes, I usually only wear two different perfumes ones. But this summer I thought I would try something different, and that's when I fell in love with Bronze Goddess by Estée Lauder. It's a quite light perfume, or skincent spray as stated in the bottle, with notes of coconut, mandarin, orange, lemon and lavender to mention a few. At first I felt as the spray didn't last that long on my clothes and skin which was disappointing, but after getting a few compliments on the scent, I was happy to know it actually lingers on your skin for hours. So if you are looking for a new scent, I definitely would recommend test this one out!

Heel genius by Soap&Glory
As you all know, winter can be though not only as it being a bit depressing from time to time, but it can also be rough on your skin. Especially your feet, all covered up from November until the sun is shinning if you are lucky enough. I have never been too keen on getting a pedicure, but as I had a holiday coming up and only a few days to sort stuff out, I went out and bought myself this foot cream from Soap&Glory. What a product! I rubbed my feet with the cream everyday for a week (at night, with socks on), and the results were amazing! My feet were so soft and smooth and I was all over my new sandals for my summer holiday!

Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Mask
Lately I have been more and more concerned and aware of my skincare then my make up. As in my head I think "good skin, less makeup", right? Well, I'm a huge fan of mask, and my draw has slow and steady been filled with more and more face mask that state how amazing and smooth your skin will feel after use. As turmeric has suddenly been viewed as a miracle worker by celebs and bloggers lately, I thought I would give it a try and purchase this mask by Kiehl's. I put it on twice a week for 10 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water. My sling feels so smooth and I notice that my dark spots seem brighter than they usually are. Nonetheless, the glow it gives to your skin is a big plus!

Micellar Cleansing Wipes by Garnier
I tend to have a quite oily skin, however, when summer comes around my skins tends to go dry if exposed to too much sun. Also, before I use my clarisonic I always wipe my makeup off with wipes before diving in with my much loved clarisonic. So when I found out that Garnier had this oil infused wipes, I was more than happy to get my hands on them. My skin feels so smooth and moisturised after I use this wipes, and it wipes my makeup off so well, I only use one wipe!

Blush Dive by MAC
I usually keep my makeup simple and natural. But I thought that I could spice it up with a blush which would give me a hint of colour this summer. To be honest I just picked it up and hoped for the best, although it looked quite orangy in the store. But when applied on my even more tanned skin, hell yes!

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The freaking weekend is finally here! Thank god it's Friday, right? Not like I have any plans other then work and sleep like the sloth that I am (sloth as the animal sloth, so no need to raise your eyebrows). But just knowing that a week has already gone by, means that summer has come and gone without me having the chance to soak up some much needed vitamin-D. But other than logging for those sunny days, plans for the weekend are pretty chilled. As I will spent most of my off days from work to wonder around like a zombie in my pjs or watch game of thrones. Since, somehow I have managed to watch Orange is the New black in two freaking days... Ashamed? Not really, have waited a whole year for the new season, and there is a reason they make memes of people watching Netflix without even blinking. So I'm not the only one in the same lazy boat.


Hope you guys have a great weekend !

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I hate this, and that's the problem. My problem which I hate, is the fact that I get way to excited when starting a new project (like blogging). Which then ends up with me self procrastinating when I should be writing a new blog post. Because who the hell would follow a blogger who blogs none stop, then full stop? No one. But in the other hand I am new to this world of blogging. As mentioned before in my previous posts, I enjoy writing and I could write until my thumbs hurt. But the one "downside" if I'm allowed to call it that, about the blog world is that is brings a sort of expectations to what you should be blogging about. Don't get me wrong, I love fashion, make up, trends, DIY, and I do find myself following this sort of youtubers and bloggers. But personally, this isn't something that I wish to write about. I want to write about what comes to mind, my every day experiences, my thoughts on different topics, about books, places I have visited, what I like and hate, what I do and don't do. Although I don't like to go mainstream on my blog, sometimes I feel that my blog with become unattractive due to the fact that it lacks all of the blog topics. But should I change the content of my blog to everyone else's liking? No, but I understand that in the world of blogging you take and you give. That's the way it works, but I'm still finding my way.

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One of my most favourite thing to do is this world is sit in a comfy chair, drinking a cup of tea while reading a good book. However, sometimes there is just not enough time to do what you enjoy. BUT, now that is summer and I'm more freely to do what I truly enjoy, I went a little crazy when at the airport on my way to Oslo. WHSmith at Heathrow had a sale going on, "Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price" , so I went and bought four books; "The girl on the train", "Stop talking start doing", "Quiet" and "The life chaging magic of not giving a f**k". Exciting stuff right ? Well, I'm definitely looking forward to dive my head into this books. Although three of them seem to be more on the "self-help" side of the book spectrum, it is quite fascinating to read what other been gone through. As there is always a reason for why some people choose to right this sort of self-help books. I have barely started on the first book, but will definitely keep you guys updated on the rest of the others. But here is a little insight on the first book.

"The Life Chaging Magic of not Giving a F by Sara Knight"

I bought this as I am someone who worries about everything and everyone. It's stressful., and the thing is, most of the time I don't really get anything back in return for worrying too much. So why not by a book who helps you in the magical would of not giving a f**k, right?  I have barely begun reading this book, and the first question that first pops into my head is "how many times does this book say the F word? Like seriously? That's definitely something I will be googeling soon.


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AI mentioned a couple a days ago, I spent 10 days in Morocco, and it was one of the best trips I have had so far. We spent 5 days in busy Marrakech and 5 days in the laid back coast of Agadir. I must admit I preferred Marrakech as there is always something happening, the souks where you can wonder around for hours, and nonetheless the place where you definitely experience the rich culture of Morocco. As for Agadir, which is 3 hours from Marrakech was a huge contrast from busy Medina. Hundreds of hotels by the beach filled with French and British tourist and not much more happening to be honest. Having said that, we stayed in the most beautiful I have ever been in my life! Hotel Riad Villa Blanche, with the most amazing Moroccan architecture and the most delicious breakfast served every morning. We were definitely in heaven and we were glad we decided to stay in the Riad instead of a "all-inclusive" hotel overcrowded with tourists. As for activities, there is definitely not a lack of options in Agadir. Day two in Agadir, we booked a driver for the whole day, who showed us around Agadir and drove us around until we got to the Sahara. It was a trip well worth, and something I definitely recommend as we felt Agadir was a bit limited compared to Marrakech. Also, for our last day we decided to drive buggys, which was so much fun! We rented one buggy, and drove around for two hours, which was an amazing experience as we got to see a different side to Agadir. All of this is something we booked through the hotel, so its always worthy and safe to first check with your hotel what they have to offer in regards to activities.

Marrakech

In Marrakech we spent most of our time exploring the Media (old time), while getting ourselves lost in the souks, and shopping a long the way. In the evenings, we saw the break up of Ramadan after sundown and how the city came to life, with kids running around, people bringing food around their neighbours and helping those in need. I must admit I was a bit nervous of travelling during Ramadan, but it was one of the best experiences! As a tourist, the city is a bit more quite, the prices lower and you feel safer. Although we never felt uncomfortable or unsafe walking around in Marrakech, even during the night. Also, we enjoyed the delicious food Morocco had to offer. Tagine with different flavours, such as kefta tangine, couscous and nonetheless mint tea which we drank every single day during our trip. But I must admit, I was surprised by the amount of nice and good restaurants in Marrakech; Le Comptoir, Kosybar, Kasbah Café & Restaurant, Grand Café de la Poste and much more which I would highly recommend. As when it comes to shopping you have to expect to get a bit hassled when wondering around shops as shop owners want you to buy anything and everything. But remember to say no if you are interested but be very polite about it. There are amazing and beautiful jewlerry and handpainted pottery that one does not want to leave behind, and that is when you are allowed to go all in with haggle, getting a decent price (not being very greedy with the price either).


What to remember when travelling to Morocco

1. You will definitely get hassled, especially if you travelling as a solo female.

3. Try and use up your dirham before travelling back home, as you are only allowed to bring up 2000 dirham out of the country.

3. Be careful when thinking about getting a henna tattoo, as some may use black henna, which may cause an allergic reaction in your skin. If you want to get a henna tattoo, just book yourself an appointment at a spa.

4. Always tip! Wether its in a restaurant or cafe, always remember to tip.

5. A taxi fare should never exceed 20-30 dirham in Marrakech if staying in Medinna, Whereas, between 40-50 dirham is acceptable during the night. But never pay over 50-100 dirham, which is way to pricey for a taxi ride in Marrakech.

6. Before travelling, I did give some thought to my wardrobe and was thoughtful in the way a dress. Don't get me wrong, people in Morocco seemed to be open minded and not to bothered how tourist were dressed. But seeing that most tourist especially females were dressed with mini skirts and shorts, I was glad I went on with wearing long dresses and skirts as a sign of respect, especially during Ramadan.

7. Antibacteria with be your bestfriend, always carry it with you where ever you go!

8. Do they the time to book yourself a spa day! It is high standard and ridiculously cheap, and of course, definitley worth it!

9. Take loads of picture! It's the most photogenic country ever, just don't forget to ask permission.

10. Enjoy yourself!

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I must admit I feel a bit melancholic everytime I leave London. In my eyes, London has become my home and I love it will all of my heart. But being a student, and having to live of my student loan which barely enough for me to survive on, every summer I come back to Oslo to work for three months before a new semester starts. But here I am, three days of being back to Oslo and already counting the days until I go back to London. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy Norway and do have my family here, but nothing holds me back here. I also think that I have always known that the day I leave for England, I would never return to Norway after studying in London. That London would eventually become my home, and a place I felt like I fitted in and felt comfortable. Maybe a bit odd but true. I have been living in Norway for 10 years now, but when looking back I never once felt like I could fit in in any way whatsoever. Odd because people would describe me as being sort of a nomade, coming from Ethiopia, moving to France, growing up in Portgual, ending up in Norway and now studying in England. Every time I have managed to adapt and comprimise with everyone and everything, but not this time. But can you blame me? London has such much to give and so much to be experienced. Every corner, every pop-up shop, museum, concerts, rooftop bars, cool events such as secret cinema, the rainy and gloomy days, the soft sun that shines through your window, the fashion, the double deckers and the black cabs. It's like a movie. It's very much I movie I have fallen in love with, and as it seems now, it will be a long-term relationship I have signed in for.

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Finally 21 years old! It's been a over two weeks since my birthdat (20th of June), but I had to make a post of how amazing it was. Me and my boyfriend travlled to Morocco, and I was lucky enough to celebrate my 21st birthday in Marrakesh with temperature rising to 40 degrees while having a sun kissed tan. The day started with the most amazing breakfast at our riad, lovely homemade m'smmen (pancakes) and fresh orange juice and a cup of coffee. At 10 am we made our way to one of the top rated spa's in Marrakesh which had me blown away with how beautiful it was and nonetheless, how cheap it was for a wide range of treatments! I decided to have a 30 minutues back massage (which was heaven, and I didn't want her to stop, like ever), a pedicure (because my feet have been living in socks and boots for the whole winter), fixed my eyebrows and had a henna tattoo. I personally loooove henne tattoos and have them regularly done at the Henna bar at Selfridges (Pavan), so this was something I was very excited about. I must admit I was sceptical at first, as when I showed her the design I wanted, she seemed a bit unsure, but the results were impressive and she was very happy with the work she had done. After a very relaxing, spa day, our bodies felt like noodles and we went back to our riad, preparing ourselves for a night out in the new town of Marrakesh (Nouvelle ville). We booked a night out at a restaurant called Le Comptoir, which was far by the most amazing restaurant we had been to during our stay. At 10 pm, belly dancers made their way around the restaurant, inviting everyone to shake their hips to the beat of the drums being played, including myself! This birthday was by far my most memorable and best birthdays so far. Hopefully next year, Cuba it is!

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Back to Oslo it is and enjoying the not so lovely weather I thought I left behind in London. However, besides the rainy weather which plays along with my state of mind, other things have put a smile on my face this month!

Mac Foundation - Studio Fix; What can I say! This stuff is amazing, and I am never looking back. I feel as I am cheating even considering buying something else then Studio Fix from MAC cosmetics. I found this to work perfectly on my skin four years ago, and has been an all time favorite of mine. I use two different shades every year; 44.5NC for winter paleness (my skin is dark, but trust me, I do get pale as well) and 45NC when my tan is oh so fabulous! Is gives you a medium coverage, but definitely a powder foundation you can build up to a full coverage. As for wear, I usually have a primer (POREessional from Benefit) underneath it and a anti-shine powder for a finish touch (PORefessional: agent zero shine from Benefit), and it's all good to go. Nonetheless, it does give you this dewy-glowing finish wish I love!

Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss from bareMinerals - I remember when I quite my job at beauty store and decided to get my hands on as much make-up and skincare as I could before I left for London and started the 'low-budget-student-life'. When going through my many purchases from face masks to perfumes, I came across this miniature sized lipgloss from bareMinerals in the colour 'Rebel' . I must be honest and say that I am not a huge fan of lipglosses, as I found them to be very sticky (as they should be?). Just something about applying a sticky consistent to my lips which makes me cringe, but this particular lipgloss took me by surprise. It has a soft pink colour to it and when on, it looks so delicate, giving you an extra something which I quite like. This is now my to-go-to everyday lip product as I only need to apply a small amount for it to finish my everyday look. But if you are looking for a moisturizing lipgloss, keep looking, as this is not something I get out of this particular lipgloss. But if you do apply a lip balm beforehand, you should be good to go!

YSL Opium - Amazing! I was late in discovering this fragrance, as I remember when it came out and everyone was raving about it, but didn't really went with the flow and bought it. But then my mum bought it for me last Christmas, but it wasn't until recently that I have been using it everyday of the week. Usually I tend to go for a fresher fragance, and usually use the Dolce&Gabbana 3 L'imperatrice, but so in love with this YSL fragance as it isn't too sweet! Definitely a fragrance to sniff if looking for a new perfume.

Victoria's Secret beauty bag - I found this at Victoria's Secret store at Bond Street a few months back and completely fell in love with it! Not often I buy accessories of any form from VS, but this cute little floral bag caught by eye. It lives inside by Marc by mac jacobs bag, and holds everything and anything I may need; my keys, migraine tablets, my diary, perfume, chewing gum, lipgloss, earphones and few other bits and pieces. It's just a practical way to keep everything in one place, as my bag is quite spacious and sometimes impossible to find everything I need right away.


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In today's world where technology is a major part of our society, it is important to keep in mind that there are both positive and negative sides to it. For my last psychology exam last Thursday, I choose to write about how violence in mass media influences one's behaviour and perception on reality. Several researchers throughout the year have provided evidence that violence in video games, movies and television programs do indeed have a negative impact on one's behaviour. However, in my view, that is just a small side to the technological world we find ourselves in.

I my self am aware of what I write on my blog might influence someone's view, which I find quite interesting. What I find interesting about this is how people are influenced by someone else, which they have never met. I myself do read a few blogs, now and then (both Norwegian and more international ones) and it fascinates me when reading the comments, how some readers are so engaged and influenced by these bloggers. I am not saying this is a bad thing, however, it all depends on the bloggers intention. I now that most bloggers, like myself, blog about what WE find interesting, and what WE want. Because in the end of the day, it is OUR blog. But when looking through these comments and seeing that most readers are as young as 13 year old, it makes me wonder how it impacts their self-image and self-esteem.

Girls and women of all ages should be both proud and content with themselves. There should not be a need to compare myself to someone else, because I am me, and you are you. Because no matter what I do, I will never be anyone else other than myself. The sad part of this is that I see how women instead of empowering each other, criticise each other either due to the lack of understanding or due to jealously. We should stand together, not tear each other apart. This is something which is so visible on Instagram. Instagram I believe is the number one influencer, as it is so easy to paint a picture of the perfect life, which in reality might be far from it. Although we can easily get caught up in someone's life through Instagram or blogs, it is important to have in the back of our head that we have to stay true to yourself. Nonetheless, BE YOURSELF. Everyone is different, everyone comes in different shapes and sizes, so why do we need to compete with the person next to us? What do we gain from that in return? Anxiety, low self-esteem is just a few things to mention... If you wanna eat a burger from breakfast, than do so. If you don't feel like going to the gym today, don't. If you would rather go without make-up, don't. If you don't know all the make-up tricks, from countering to strobing, no need to panic. These are just trends, these aren't thing that define you! Keep that in mind.

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In Norway, it is usually a tradition to have something we like to call 'champagne frokost', which directly translated means 'champagne breakfast'. As today is our National Day, our friends came over at 9:30 for breakfast, and of course some champagne. Food, good company and champagne, what more could you ask for? Later on (around 12 p.m.) we headed to Southwark Park, in wich they arrange a 17th of May event every year for Norwegian living in London. The event itself is always fun, but i must admit it also makes you feel homesick. Nonetheless, it makes you remember how lucky you are to come from a country such as Norway. A country of freedem, equality and opportunity. Although we live in a time were freedom and equality is common sense for the majority of us, in some countries it is still a dilemma. That is why today, for me at least, it is sort of a remimder not to take what I have for granted. Life's to short to be grumpy and not appreciate the good things in life! BUT, to any of my norwegian readers, if any; Gratulerer med dagen! Hipp Hipp Hurra!

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