Linda, Jamie (pretty much my bestfriends) and me and my boyfriend, HP, have been living in the same building for about a year now.
But a little while ago we decided we wanted to become roommates!
It was pretty spontaneous, (yet of course thought through)
We sort of just decided and went for it.
Because why the hell not!


And yesterday, we got the keys to our new apartment!!😍
It is so gorgeous, filled with natural light, pretty spacious and it´s just perfect for us at this point in our lives! Exactly what we wanted ❤

And in the style in which we have been doing all of this, we didn´t waste a second after getting the keys - we started moving as fast as we could!

And we had our first night in our new place last night, actually.


We still have lots of stuff left in our old places, but that´ll be taken care of throughout the weekend.
In other words; lots to do!




I am soooo excited about this! It feels like we opened up a whole new chapter, and I can´t wait to see what it has in store for us❤

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I had so many things planned out today.
I was going to declutter friggin everything, clean everything, write a lot, plan out tons of posts, take the trash out, go buy more contacts (since I ran out yesterday and glasses usually give me a headache after a few hours) do all the laundry, create a makeup look, take lots of photos, edit lots, work out, self tan, and I had an important meeting in the morning, etc, etc...
The list was sooo long that I honestly lost track of it a little bit.

And what was my day like?
Well, I did go to the meeting of course!
Then fell asleep when I got home, slept for two hours, woke up and watched youtube-videos and netflix. I got two rounds of laundry done, which is pretty good, but not really a lot of work, and I decluttered like a pair of shoes and an old perfume.

That´s not really too bad, considering the day was actually pretty open in the first place and there was no actual "deadline" as to when these things had to get done, aaand I have had some pretty rough days lately. And after all, those were the most important tasks for today.
But still I´m just feeling pretty unproductive, sluggish and bad about myself for not doing all the things I was planning on doing.

Why did I wind up not doing everything?
Because I planned on doing a lot more than I should´ve. The to do-list was too long.
And I know that I have to give myself more breathing-room than that, not just because of my anxiety or because I´ve had some bad days, but because that´s just how we humans work.
If there´s too much on our minds, we tend to get stressed and overwhelmed, which then often results in procrastination and just generally bad vibes.


The reason I´m writing this now, even though it´s a really mundane thing, and totally not interesting for a lot of you,
is of course because I feel like writing it, but mostly because I think this is something that a lot of us do;
We pump up our to do-lists to the brim, to get all the sh*t done A.S.A.P, which in turn only makes everything so daunting that we wind up accomplishing maybe half of it at best, which is actually good, but still feeling unaccomplished afterwards.
It is so easy to forget how important it is to set realistic goals for ourselves, and to know where our limits are.

I knew, deep down, that I needed a sluggish/self care day today, but instead of letting myself have that, I just beat myself up for not doing more.
Does this make any sense?




Anyways, remember to not ask too much of yourself, and make your to do-lists do-able. Don´t overwhelm yourself.❤
And most of all, don´t beat yourself up about it!









Tomorrow is going to be a great day, and I am fiiiinally going to tell you about the biggest thing that is happening right now!
And I am so excited to tell you!




Talk to you tomorrow😘

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The past few days have been wonderful and horrible, all at once.

As you may know from last week´s "Plans for the week"-post, my boyfriend and I switched it up and had our own valentines day on saturday. And it was great!
And we planned on going thrift-shopping and vintage vinyl-hunting on sunday.

But I have been having really bad migraines almost constantly since wednesday night, which pretty much just sucked. ...which is the reason I haven´t been posting anything here for a few days, and why I haven´t really done much either.
If you get migraines, you know the struggle.

That, of course changed things a little bit.

Anyways, we didn´t let that ruin our valentines day, it sort of just altered it a bit.
The day started off really good,
and we had a great evening together after I had a really long nap, haha!

And the sunday-plans were cancelled- but that´s totally fine, we can do that another weekend!
Sometimes our bodies tell us to slow down, and I am a firm believer that we should listen to it - and not beat ourselves up about it.



I´m back on my feet now, though - mostly - and I am sooo ready to tackle a new week ❤

Here´s a rare sight: me with my glasses on (I hate wearing them because they usually give me a headache after a few hours)





How was your weekend?




Talk to you tomorrow, babes😘

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I haven´t really done a makeup look in... I don´t know, it feels like a hundred years to be honest.
I just haven´t felt too good about it and have been in a bit of a dip inspiration-wise.
But only in makeup.
I´ve been super inspired in every other aspect of my life, honestly.

So, since I didn´t feel like doing my makeup, or being creative with it, I just didn´t.
Not to "give up", but because I know that when it comes to stuff that I am passionate about, if I lose interest, the worst thing I can do is push it on myself.
When I stop pushing it, it usually comes back after a little while - because I end up missing it.
And bam; all the inspiration and motivation for it is back.

Anyways, today it came back.
I really felt like playing around with makeup again! And man, that felt good!

I wanted to do something wearable;
Glowy, natural skin, warm eyes, natural lashes and a darker lip.
(of course, when I say natural, in this case, I mean natural-looking)


So here´s the look:

Products used:

Skin

AOA Studio Wonder Skin Illuminating Primer

AOA Studio Perfect BB cream in Medium

Emite Makeup Millesis 101 Active Eye Light Corrector

Baby Powder to set the undereyes

Little bit of the bronzer from the Smashbox Contour palette

The lightest shade in NYX Strobe of Genius highlighting palette

Blush from Sara´s Beauty Ultimate BeautyBox


Eyes

BeautyUK eye prime fx

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette, shades: Tempera, Burnt Orange, Realgar and Primavera

JvG Lash Care

Revitalash Volumizing Mascara


Brows

MakeupMekka Perfect Brow Pomade in Dark


Lips

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Dubai






What do you think?❤

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I just really want to get lots of stuff to hang on the walls. Something cute, minimal, aesthetically pleasing and inspirational. Sort of make the wall a big inspo-board!

And lately I´ve been window-shopping a lot to see exactly what I want to get.

Here are a few that I´m considering:



What do you think? ❤

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The other day I told you about my Holy Grails of skincare products, and I talked a bit about the Skin Renewal treatment from Swiss Clinic, and promised to tell you more about it this week!

As I said in that post, I am absolutely in love with this whole concept of skincare. And after using it, I can´t imagine ever going back to not using it again.
I might sound wayyy too stoked about this, but it has made such a huge change in my skin as well as on some scars I used it for before.
And it might not be for everyone, as it is honestly not the most comfortable skincare routine in the world, but it works so well that it is lots more than worth a tiny bit of uncomfy-ness!
(besides, those black pore mask thingys hurt sooooo much more in my opinion)


But what is it?
It is a 2-product treatment meant to boost your skins natural process of regenerating itself, basically.

Let´s get into it:

The Skin Roller

The roller has 540 small needles that make tiiiiiny, tiny holes in your skin which, as I understood it, sort of forces your to up it´s skin´s collagen production and natural self-healing.

(I´m neither a skin therapist or an expert on the human body, obviously - I´m just retelling how it was told to me once, when I started using this sort of treatment)

You basically hurt your skin just the tiniest bit, but in the right way, so it heals up to be better than before.

Since the holes from rolling are soooo tiny, it doesn´t become scar tissue (I´m saying this because I was actually a bit worried about that before starting myself)
it just makes your skin healthier, happier and softer.

When you roll and make these tiny holes, you literally just stimulate blood circulation and collagen production as well as the production of new and healthier tissue and skin cells, which in turn naturally minimize "imperfections".
Such as blackheads, old scar-tissue, fine lines, wrinkles, dull skin, discoloration etc.

It is mostly the collagen, among other things, that make up the elasticity, healthy or unhealthyness of your skin.

And as we get older, and are exposed to several not-so-skin-friendly things in the world, our collagen production slows down, and our skin gets dryer, less elastic and more tired.
That´s just how it works, man. Life.

But this treatment helps your collagen production stay on point, and the tiny holes you make also makes you skin take up a lot more of the nutrition and good stuff from serums and creams used right after the roller. Up to 300% more, actually.


The Rejuvenating Serum


This is a serum that just feels amazing to apply after the rolling.
It´s anti-aging, moisturizing and is really calming for the skin.
It uses beta-glucan which helps even more to boost that collagen production and healing process.
It literally just adds even more of the goodness from the rolling and speeds the whole thing up for your skin. This means double trouble for skin-"imperfections".

It restores your skin´s natural moisture and is, as the name says, rejuvenating.
And as you use it after rolling, the skin takes up up to 300% more of the good stuff it gets from this, like I mentioned earlier.

A good tip is to keep it refrigerated, so that it gives you a nice, cool feeling on application after using the roller.




So you see, this isn´t a magic wand that makes your skin perfect out of nowhere (that doesn´t exist) - it is an amazing tool that makes your skin fix itself!
If that made any sense to you, haha!

But the thing is, it actually works! I´ve tried so many things that say they are going to change the game, minimize pores, fade scars etc. but this is seriously the only thing that has truly done everything I wanted it to and more - and in a short period of time.
Again, I am absolutely obsessed!

How:

First of all, always clean your roller properly with a sanitizing spray after every use!
(they have that on the website as well)

1. Clean your face before you start. Get all the makeup and everything off.

2. Then you take the skin roller, and roll it back and forth in a smaller area for a few minutes

Roll it in every direction, so you know for sure everything is thoroughly covered; Vertically, horizontally and diagonally.

And take your time, don´t rush!

3. Sanitize the roller.

4. When you´re done rolling your whole face - apply 1 or 2 pumps of the rejuvenating serum.

And done!!


Do this once a day for about 7 days, and let the skin rest for the same amount of days.

Disclaimer: Your skin will probably get a little red after using the roller, so I usually try to do it before bed. And in the morning it´s all good again.



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If you wanna try these out, they are actually on sale throughout february
AND
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But that discount code is only active tonight (tuesday) and on valentines day (wednesday) - so hurry up if you want it for cheaps ❤

You can find the Skin Renewal combo (affiliate link) here
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This week is a little bit different.
I have told you in a couple of posts that a lot of new things are happening - one is that I got a new job/internship in Insp!!!
I seriously can´t wait, and I think it´s going to be just amazing!
Also, I/we have a bunch to do before one of the other things are happening. Like, a ton of going through our stuff, decluttering, and getting things ready.

Aaand, valentine´s day is coming up on wednesday, so we´re obviously going to put in some cheesy lovey-doveyness. But mostly on saturday, because you know, it´s on a weekday. It just works better on the weekend, time-wise.

(pic from minglingwithmegan.com - it´s not mine, all credits to them)



monday

G.Y.S.T - Get Your Shit Together
as usual, I´m getting a lot of the normal everyday stuff out of the way so my focus can go elsewhere for the rest of the week.
Don´t really have a lot of "gyst"-ing to do today, but I would like to get it done asap you know

Yoga

Do my nails - because I really want to! I was planning on doing it last week, but I didn´t get the time.

Also, I miiiight be going to this meditation-thing, but we´ll see...


tuesday

Yoga

Declutter

Create

Meeting

Go to the gym (actually just to get something)


wednesday (valentines day)❤

Declutter

Yoga

Have a mini-valentines day dinner with my boyfriend
(we´re doing a bigger valentines celebration on saturday because... more time!)


thursday

Yoga

Wooork


friday

work out

Declutter


saturday

Spend the day with my boyfriend - He has a whole day planned for us❤


sunday

work out

Declutter

Thriftshopping and vinyl-hunting

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1. Swiss Clinic Skin Renewal

These are, as you saw from the photos, actually a combination of two products:
the Skin Roller and Rejuvenating Serum.

They´re honestly a killer combo!
- which is why I´m presenting them as one, and not separately, even though they are two products that obviously can be used on their own, and would probably work fine.
But in combination they are unbeatable!
And using them has seriously made such clear changes in my skin, that I wouldn´t dream of not using it again.

I´ve used the skin roller before on some scars a few years ago, after talking to a skin therapist about it. I was kinda skeptical, but she was really hyped about the whole thing. And man, was she right to be!
I would say it made the scars about 50% less prominent and visible.

I didn´t really use it on my face back then, but lately I´ve been testing it out there as well.
In combination with the rejuvenating serum as recommended by both that skin therapist and Swiss Clinic themselves.
I figured since it worked so well on the scars, why would it not work on my face?
And giiiiirl - I´m obsessed!
Like I said, it has made such a big difference!

I have a whooole lot to say about this, so much that it doesn´t really fit into just one post - so expect a whole other post in a few days all about this!

But basically, this combo boost and stimulates your natural collagen production, and blood circulation, and the production of new tissue and skin cells sort of by forcing your skin to up it´s game in a way.
- which helps with all kinds of skin troubles, like scars, blackheads, elasticity, dryness, different signs of aging etc.

You can find the combo, which is on sale all through february
here
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2. Swiss Clinic Eye Cream


The eye area is a tricky spot. There are soooo many products out there (as it is with all skincare), but not all of them are that great for this specific area.
And it is often neglected a little bit.
But hey, dry under eyes is not fun - but they do get dry pretty easily for a lot of us, and most of us know the struggle of applying makeup to dry skin all too well.
Especially in colder countries (like here)

The skin around our eyes is a lot thinner then the rest, which is why having an extra cream made specifically for that is crucial. You see, this skin, because it is different from the rest, doesn´t necessarily take up the moisture you give it in the same way.

I´ve tried a lot of different ones, and there are bunch that I haven´t tried either, I know. But this one is my go-to at the moment.
My eye area got sooooo dry this winter, and it totally messed up my concealer in the least cute way, which often just makes everything look cakey, creasy and wrinkly. - without there actually being any wrinkles there, or even a lot of makeup for that matter.
This one saved the day for me!


You can check it out yourself
here

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3. Aveda All-Sensitive Moisturizer


(to the left, next pic)

This is my go-to moisturizer, and it has been for about a year now. It´s really gentle with your skin, moisturizes deeply and has never failed me.
(neither has any of these products, obviously, as I put them in my personal "holy grail" category)
And since I got my hands on the big bottle, it has and will last me for soooo long!

I got mine at a charity event they had last year, and the designs on the packaging now seems to have changed, but I think this is the same:
here

Sure hope so, cus imma need some more when this one´s empty.

4. Aveda Tourmaline Charged Radiance Masque


(to the right, in previous picture)

You guys know I´m all about the glow! But not all of should come from powder highlighters, in my opinion.
I use it about twice a week for 5 to 10 minutes, and it makes me so relaxed as well as it keeps my natural skin glowing, calm and radiant - before I put makeup on.


I got mine at the same place as the moisturizer, but you can find it
here



5. Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment


Super cute packaging aside - I think a good mud mask is something everyone should have in their weekly skincare routine.
Something that clears everything up and gets you detoxified and "back to basics"
That is exactly what this one is.
Although it is pretty pricey, I totally think it´s worth it considering the effect it has on your skin.

I use this about 3 times a week as well, for about 20 minutes. Usually not on the same days as the other mask though, but I sometimes use them in combination as a spot treatment. I particularly need this in the t-zone area.

It seriously gets in there and cleans everything out really thoroughly, as well as it gives you a nice exfoliating effect. Perfect right!
Obsessed!

I got mine at kicks



Have you tried any of these before?
What was your experiences?

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Right now I´m at my parent´s house.
The whole day has been packed with decluttering, emails and cancelled trains.

I spent most of my evening talking and having tea with my grandparents, and it was really nice.
They live right next door, so I was used to seeing them all the time before.
But after moving out about two years ago, I obviously don´t see everyone as often as I used to.

It´s not like that´s a big deal, at all, and I do see them rather often, compared to how often most people see their grandparents. Like, I was just here for christmas - that´s really not that long ago.
But I feel like I appreciate seeing them more now.
I don´t know if it´s just the fact that I don´t live right next to them anymore, or if it´s just that I´m actually sort of growing up a little bit.
I am generally a lot more appreciative of pretty much everything these days, and I like that.

There is so much going on in my life right now.
Great things, no doubt - but big things. To me, at least.

(Planning on waiting until everything is 100% sure before telling you all about it)

Because of that, things have been quite hectic and busy - and fun too!
I´m so extremely excited, but also kinda worried.
And I think coming back here for just a few days might make me a little bit less worried in way. Get my mind to reset.
Or maybe it won´t - We´ll see.

And I am so ready for all of it, but it´s only natural to be a little scared too.
That´s kinda a little bit of what makes it exciting.
I sort of got a little bit into that in a another pretty personal post the other day, which I also wrote in the middle of the night.
You can read it here

Anyway, it´s getting super late (for a thursday, that is)
I´m soo tired, rambling a bit and I should probably just go to bed.
I don´t even know if the spelling or wording on this post is going to be approved by my more awake self tomorrow morning.

But I have so much going through my mind right now. (In a good way)
And I just really felt the urge to write something.
If that makes any sense at all.
Honestly, if I didn´t grab my macbook, all of this would probably go in my journal.



Sleep tight

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The day started off with sparkling water (soda stream is life), coffee with looots of soy milk - Exactly what I needed to start doing my makeup for the day. Not to mention; to wake up.

I already picked out the outfit last night, so that was a no-brainer.
OOTD:


Long-sleeve from Bikbok
Skirt from a swapmarket
+
I put on my Daniel Wellington, a black belt with gold detailing from H&M, my late grandmother´s earings and my black winter boots (also with gold detailing)
Simple, but cute.


After that, I went straight off to meet Vilde at Skøyen to go to moteforum - which is where Norwegian Fashion Week is held.
And we got some croissants and juices when we arrived💛

We basically just sat and talked for about a hundred years, but then we started exploring the place.

It wasn´t really what we thought it would be - the whole thing was basically a huuuuge collection of showrooms, so we went around the place and looked threw and tried on tons of clothing from different brands and designers.

I tried on this coat from Goosecraft and fell absolutely, hopelessly in love with it.
This one is definitely on my wishlist for AW18! No doubt about it.
(and before you even thing about it - none of this is sponsored in any way)


In this particular one we got some pretty good conversation with the people working there about the fashion industry, old, new and up-coming trends, blogging and the new (messed up) instagram algorithm. And loots of other stuff.

After a whiiiiile, when we sort of felt like we had gotten pretty much everything we could out of the place/event, we were both really low on blood-sugar and just felt like sitting down somewhere to have a bite to eat.
Luckily, Baker Hansen (a cafe and bakery) was right outside the building. So we sat down, got some food, then some hot (notsogreat) cocoa - and we actually stayed there for the next couple of hours just talking about everything and nothing.
And it was really nice❤

Then, around 4 o´clock, our ways parted, and we both went back home.

Not much happened after that.
I just went craaazy on apartmenthunting and TV-watching.
Although, that was easier said then done, as the only thing that the cat wanted to do, was sit on my computer.





It´s been a pretty good day, overall, although I´m just so exhausted!! - Which is why I´m just rewatching How I Met Your Mother on Netflix right now, and that is what I am planning on doing until I feel like going to bed ❤



How was your day?😘

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The coming week is a pretty open one.
My weeks usually are, before I fill them up with stuffs.
But I think it´ll be a nice one. Especially since Norwegian Fashion Week is happening, and I´m going to see my little brother and grandparents a lot.
And we´re going away a little bit to my parents´ house, so it´ll kiiinda be like a little vacation in a way!

Here are my plans so far:




monday

Norwegian Fashion Week with some of the other Insp-girls ❤


tuesday

G.Y.S.T - Get Your Shit Together

doing boring stuff that needs to get done so my focus can go elsewehere for the rest of the week.
I know I usually do this on mondays, but hey - this monday is different!


wednesday

paaaacking

& selfcare


thursday

Work out

Going to my parents house for the rest of the week.
They´re going to vacay for a few days, so we´re gonna watch the dog, the house and hang out with my little brother - can´t wait!
And yes, the cat is coming with us.
Also, several other family members live really close by, so I´ll get to see them a lot as well!


friday

Do my nails

Probably go for a long walk with the dog

Otherwise just chill with the fam


saturday

Just chill, hang out with the fam and my boyfriend (whom I consider a part of the fam, so that was kinda redundant)

Probably another walk with the dog

Work out


sunday

Going back home





What does your week look like?❤

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I´d dare say january was a pretty cool month, for me at least.
It was just a perfect kick-off to the new year - and now I am soooo ready to see what this month has in store for me.
Anyways, I really believe that looking back at a few things that you´re happy about or grateful for happening/achieving every once in a while is one of the best ways to stay motivated and positive.
Basically practicing gratitude regularly - which is a whoooole other post that I am working on for you guys.

So the turn of a new month is as good a time as any!

Here is a quick recap of 3 of my highlight-moments for this january (in no particular order)


  • Oslo Runway

with @madelenmy and @Nicolestia
Going was just such a good decision and I am already longing for the next one! Amazing designers, amazing people, amazing lines. It was the bomb for a fashion-lover like myself.

Here is a quick recap of that as well

Veronica B. Vallenes:

Tom Wood:

Line of Oslo:

Iben:


  • The article

Still super stoked about that one! Not much more to say about that - I´m just reaaaally stoked about it!
If you didn´t see my post about it, you can here
And read the article here (ad)


  • Going out to dinner with @PernilleKepaza and Nættis
    I know it´s not like a huuuge thing, but it was such a great evening, with lots of good conversation, laughter and cute people!
    You know those night where you sort of forget about everything else (like taking photos for you blog) simply because you´re enjoying yourself so much?




Did you do or achieve something cool this january?
I would love to hear about it!❤

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I, like loads of, or even most other people, have spent huge portions of my life within my comfort zone.
But at the same time, I have stepped out of it many times.
I´ve played in several bands, performed with them as well as solo, I started modelling, I started blogging, I started posting my makeup and outfits, thoughts and feelings. I´ve opened myself up to rejection and failure, but also to love and happiness. I´ve said yes to things I can´t really believe that little neurotic me would dare to. I moved out from my parents´ house and in with my boyfriend. I got our current apartment without help from anyone else. Not to mention how I´ve dealt with and still am dealing with my mental health, even though fighting it can sometimes seem impossible.
(btw, If there is one thing I´ve learned, it´s that it is never impossible)

Maybe none of those things sound scary to you. Perhaps some of them do. And maybe even all of them do.
That´s just because everyone is at different journeys and stages in life. And frankly, people are different.

Either way; all of those things were freaky af to me at the time.
But I still did it.
And for that I am really proud of myself.




(pic I found on google)



Looking back now, although I´ve only been in this life for 20 years, it looks like I´ve spent most of the time inside the safe, boringness of my comfort zone - but that every time I´ve stepped outside of it - that´s when the truly memorable and amazing things have happened.

The things that stick out when I look back at my life up until now. The things that make me proud. The things that I´ve learned and grown the most from, and that I will always have with me.
The best parts, really.



(pic from weheartit)


I was always really scared when jumping into those things, but maybe that´s not so bad?
Maybe we have to be a little scared sometimes to get to the right place. To where we´re supposed to get.
Maybe we all need to just take more risks? (within a certain level of common sense, of course)
...in order to grow.

And although those things scared me at the time, they actually excited me all the same - and when I got through, it all made me happier, more fulfilled and a whole huge experience richer.
It made me feel like my actual true self.

I don´t know why I keep thinking so much about this lately, or if this post just gets way too cheesy.
But it has been tumbling around my mind for a few weeks now, and I feel like this (not so revolutionary) realization came just at the right time.


At the moment, I am facing several opportunities and decisions that usually would scare the hell out of me. But since I´ve sort of realized that all the big, good things has happened when I jump in (or out - of my comfort zone), head first - I kinda see things differently, if that makes any sense at all.

I´m hella excited, and scared - but not just scared, you know?
I feel like I´m ready, and also actually sort of craving, to do more of the "scary" stuff. Seize the day, jump in head first, take risks, expand my comfort zone - or whatever synonymous expressions you can find.
And when I say "scary", I mean the things that seem scary to me, that actually aren´t.
The stuff right outside the borders of my safe little bubble.
Whatever lies outside of my comfort zone.

I feel ready to try more new things, say yes to more new experiences, and just all together give fewer f*cks.
Heaven knows it´s about time.

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It still sounds insane to me - like, me?
An article about little me!

So many cool things have been happening lately, and one of the greatest things is the fact that I got the opportunity to be an official ambassador for Kepaza. A brand that I adore, with a designer that I now consider a friend.
And that she wanted to actually interview me and write an article about me, is probably the coolest thing that has happened so far this year.

If you want to read the article where I talk about everything from life to styling, you can
here 💙

Cape and top from Kepaza


I´m so happy, you guys!😍

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monday

has already passed soo... And I got a craaazy case of migraine, which has also affected my tuesday heavily.


tuesday

kinda already passed, but it has been a really nice one. ...And a relaxed one, considering I´m still pretty messed up from the migraine.
I´ve been out to a cafe with my boyfriend, had my first cup of matcha latte and bought a mask from Glamglow. - Which I tried out first thing when we got home, in the bathtub. (ref my story on instagram)



wednesday

Monthly review and planning for february

I´m going over to my parents´ house to have dinner and go through my old stuff that is still laying around over there.

And maybe filming



thursday

Going to check out a possible new apartement
(don´t want to spoil too much just yet, but I´m hella excited)

Hopefully going to a cool workshop with the Gaia Gang in the evening



friday

...is pretty open, but I am planning on spending most of the day creating stuff, relaxing, and preparing for the next days.

And possibly something social.



saturday

Norwegian Fashion Week day 1 with some of the insp-girls ❤



sunday

Norwegian Fashion Week day 2 with the same babes ❤




What does your week look like?😘

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What I wore today - Day 2 of Oslo Runway



It´s the Britney Dress from the Pink Cloud collection


  • Silk scarf that I got off of Finn.no


  • My mom´s old faux fur coat


  • Boots from XIT

Thank you soooo much to @PernilleKepaza for this gorgeous dress that made me feel amazing 💘





What do you think?




Oh, and in case you wondered - Yes, my legs were pretty cold, but I was only outside for like a second, so it´s all right 😂 And I felt really good in these clothes 💋

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Today has been, as you might have caught from the title, amazing!
I spent the day with @madelenmy and @Nicolestia at Oslo Runway!

We all went to see two of the shows for today, Iben and Line of Oslo, and then we went out to eat together.
After the food, Nicole had to leave, unfortunately, so we said goodbye and Madelen and I went to see the Tom Wood show.
The shows were all great, and I´m sort of still kinda blown away by it all!


I don´t have all the photos I took ready yet, so I will show you and talk more about everything tomorrow - but as for right now, I am going to eat some mac´n´cheese and bingewatch something on either youtube or netflix (or both?)

In other words; Ya girl is exhausted and happy❤
And so friggin ready for another round tomorrow!

I´m wearing Connie Skirt in Sea Print, Celina Cape in Sea Print and some one of a kind shoes from Kepaza 💙 Paired with my Micheal Kors bag and my moms old faux fur coat

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Today I went for a very toned down natural look, that definitely focuses mostly on the skin.
I loove more flamboyant looks, but there is something about the simple looks that I feel really attracted to lately.
So here is today my lotd - an easy, time-efficient look that works on really anyone.

The main star of the show here, of course, is my new favorite accessory - the silk scarf.
I got it on finn.no. (And you´ll see a lot of it on here - no doubt )

Products used:


Face

AOA Studio Wonder Skin Illuminating Primer

AOA Studio Perfect BB Cream in Medium

Emite Makeup Millesis 101 Active Eye Light Corrector

Little bit of baby powder to set

JvG Sunny Glow Bronzing Mineral Powder


Eyes

BeautyUK Eye Prime FX

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette, shades: Tempera, Raw Sienna and Primavera

Revitalash Volumizing Mascara


Brows

Makeupmekka Perfect Brow Pomade in Dark


Lips

Nyx Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream in Abu Dhabi








What do you think?
Also, don´t forget about my Q&A - Ask me literally anything you want either in the comments or on instagram 😘

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I thought it would be fun with a little Q&A! Especially since I´ve never had one before!
Ask me as many questions as you want/can, about pretty much anything - and I´ll answer honestly (probably in a video)
You can do it either in the comments, or dm me on instagram: @saraaj_

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monday

...has already passed so..
But it has been a pretty nice and productive day 😊


tuesday

Meeting Pernille in the morning (done)

And Insp in the evening


wednesday

Work out

Create stuff


thursday

Create stuff

Planning on going to a really cool event with the Gaia Gang


friday

Oslo Runwaaaaaayyy



saturday

Work out

Oslo Runwaaaayyyyy


sunday

Work out

chill the f out

(obviously not my pic - found it on google)





I think it´s gonna be a cool week 😍 And I can´t wait for Oslo Runway!!


What does your week look like?💜

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Yesterday was a great day. It started with cuddling in bed with my boyfriend, for hours (I think), and the light was just really pretty peaking through the windows. There was no rush for anything at all, and it was really nice. It might sound corny and lame, but those mornings are just the best.
After that we actually went to macdonald´s for breakfast. #suchhealth, I know, but we felt like it, and it was that kinda morning/day.

@PernilleKepaza invited me out to dinner at Egon and I went to meet her and her sister, Nættis(Nathalie), around five. After seriously taking my time getting ready, that is.
I´ve had so many "slacking-in-sweatpants" sort of days lately, so really getting ready and playing around with clothes and makeup just felt amazing!
I just felt like feeling nice, you know?

Here is last night´s look:

Wearing Celina cape and Britney Dress from Kepaza 💙







And this is literally the only pic I have from the actual dinner 😂 And it is really a screenshot of a boomerang of the view from the restaurant, that I took from my mystory on instagram!
I just enjoyed myself so much, that taking pictures was the last thing on my mind!

I was very pleasantly surprised that they had more than one vegetarian option on the menu! I´ve sort of gotten used to not being able/not having to actually think before ordering. The usual go-to is just "I´ll have whatever´s vegetarian", and then go on to explaining that I don´t eat meat, and yes, chicken and fish are both, indeed, meat.
But that wasn´t an issue at all - I had a wonderful quesadilla, and we talked and talked and laughed for so long!
It was so nice to just hang out with the two of them and just have a good time!




When I got home I felt like going for some serious self-care. And so I poured myself a bath with Lush´s Candy Mountain Bubble Bar, and lit my current fave scented candle from Monki, some incense, put on an audiobook on Storytel.no and just relaxed!
It was the perfect end to a perfect day 💙




How was your sunday?😘

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This is probably one of my best purchases ever!
Anyone who knows me, knows that I am quite the organization freak, and I am really into self-improvement and constantly trying to be the best I can be. Not to mention my need for everything to be aesthetically pleasing. If you can relate, I hiiiighly recommend getting a happiness planner!

I got the peony planner -which is a happiness planner neatly wrapped in a really cute clutch. Aestheticaly pleasing? Check!

It works just like a regular planner, with a calendar to give you a nice overlook over your months, and days, but it does sooo much more than that.
It has so many great features that it is kinda too much to cover properly in just one blogpost, but you´ll get the gist of it (and you´ll probably be seeing more of this throughout the year)

In the beginning of it all it has listed "29 rules to live by for a happier and more fulfilling life", as you can see below, and several "worksheets" almost, for really digging deep into yourself. Using these you´ll really get into figuring out what makes you happy and unhappy, what you want in life, your strengths and weaknesses, where you have been, where you´re going and looots more. And all of these are separated by lots of inspirational quotes to always have with you.




Not to mention these extra sheets that are really great to go through and always have with you to remind yourself of what your goals and values are. For the year, but also just generally in life.







Every month ends/starts like this:

With reflections and planning, goalsetting and a bit of visualization. I just feel like stuff like that is so necessary to really get productive and actually achieve whatever it is you want to achieve.



And this is what a day looks like:

I mean, what a great way for anyone, whatever path their on in life, to help stay centered and live as intentionally as possible.

I know I am such a nerd about this, but omg this planner is so good for me - and I think it can be really good for pretty much anyone, so I just had to share it!

I got mine at Levia.no , because it´s just the easiest way to get it in Norway, but otherwise you can get it from thehappinessplanner.com.
And I must confess I am nerding around their website a lot. It´s actually a really good website for self-improvement, and they have several of these kinds of worksheets/printables to download on their website for free, as well, if you don´t really feel like splurging on a planner, but still want to get a good kick-off for an intentional way of living.

Anyways, I´m in love 😍









Have you ever used this planner?

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If you saw my latest ""Plans For the Week"-post, you know that my boyfriend and I are cat-sitting. (for his mom)
And since the cat that we are "sitting", Misty, is going to live with us soon, we took our cat, Noldus, with us. You know, so that they can meet and get used to hanging out. Aaand so that he doesn´t have to be alone, because he doesn´t really love that.
Also, I got my lips done yesterday, which means I´m pretty swollen, a bit bruised and kinda don´t feel like being out in public more than necessary, until it settles. (I know, I´m ridiculous like that)

So today has been a really chill-inside kinda day; full of pizza, tacos, childhood games that make us both feel nostalgic and some literal cat-fights.
I´d say it´s been a pretty good day😊

I´m really looking forward to the next couple of days!
Tomorrow I´m going to get my mail from the post-office and I´m really excited to unbox and try what I´m receiving.
Other than that I´m going to hang out more with my bf and the cats, hopefully the cats make friends and I´m planning a lot of posts and some other projects.
...Maybe work out, but I´ll have to see how my head is doing, since I am having migraines so much lately, I´m just trying to relax as much as I can whenever I get the chance.

I think it´s going to be a pretty nice and mellow day - which is exactly what I need right now!





How has your day been?😘

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This week is going to start off pretty "gyst-like", but most of the week is going to be pretty chill and zen.
I´m going to spend a lot of time with my boyfriend and just a lot of time with myself.
I´ve put in a lot of time to assess my life and to sort of just work on myself a lot, as well as just having a lot of fun with him.
I´ve had a loooot of migraines lately and a crapload of anxiety - and I am not just sitting around letting my stress and anxiety accumulate. (this kinda relates to what I was talking about in my last post)
So that is sort of like the theme for this week. You know, dealing with that, and getting back into what´s best for me.



monday

Going to see my doctor. (partially about those migraines, among other things)

I was planning on working out, but that migraine last night still has me effed up (it was a reaally bad one)

G.Y.S.T - Get Your Shit Together
doing things that aren´t necessarily the most fun stuff in the world, but that needs to get done, so I can put my focus elsewhere later this week (for instance: finally taking down the xmas decorations in our apartment)

Hopefully we get some time for a lil photoshoot.



tuesday

work out

packing and leaving to go catsit for my bf´s mom

Insp Love Workshop - the first one in 2018 and I can´t wait!!



wednesday

Getting my lips done for the first time.
(hate if you will, but this is for me and not anyone else - more on that later)


thursday

catsit

chill

work on myself

plan some posts



friday

work out, and otherwise the same as thursday

maybe do something social - nothing is planned, but it´s friday, so chances are something pops up



saturday

And literally the same again



sunday

work out, and just chill, pretty much
Also I have a dinner planned which I am really looking forward to

A bit on how I am going to "work on myself" and such will probably come up on the blog throughout the week, and further. I have a whole lot of ideas for self-development/self-improvement posts that I am working on atm. So stay tuned for that.






What does your week look like?

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Nouw.com are hosting this 30day blogger challenge - and the minute I found out about it, I thought it was the perfect opportunity for me to up my game further.
I´ve already accomplished a lot of cool things, and have gotten so many amazing opportunities and experiences through this blog - which is my passion!
And I just want to get better and better. Always. Evolve my blog and myself as a blogger. I want to stop standing in my own way, work harder every day and see how many more wonderful experiences this might lead me to. And I know I can.
And also, I want to put less pressure on myself and just have fun with it! Because I love this, and it is fun!

One area in particular that I know I need to focus on right now, is consistency. Heaven knows I have been a bit off on that lately. And just when I needed a little push, this challenge was presented! It almost felt like a sign, you know. To just do it.
So of course I am taking the challenge - and I am already beginning to draft up some new ideas that I have 😃

The 30 days start january 22nd, and ends february 20th.
But the consistency should last forever after that, haha
and why wait? I´m gonna start challenging myself, personally, both before and after as well, because I why not? It´s good for me.
Even if I fail, I still will have made progress - and hey, what if I win?

Either way, I´m in!
This is just such a great kick-off!

It´s going to be great!


Wish me luck! ❤




You can read more about the challenge here, if you want to join too: nouw.com/nouw30daychallenge

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I love moodboards, as you may have noticed. I love making them and looking back at them. They just make me feel so inspired and motivated. And while making them, I feel like I am setting the whole vibe for whatever I am making them for.
I adore the entire concept, honestly - and it seems like you do as well.
I figured that a cool new thing/series/or regular thingy I could do here on the blog, is monthly moodboards!

So for every month I will assemble and post another moodboard for that specific month. If that made any sense.
To sort of give each month a visual kick-off and set the mood for the coming 4(ish) weeks.

(This months board is kinda late, I know, but whatever)



Anyways, here is the first one :




January 2018

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monday

G.Y.S.T - Get Your Shit Together

In other words, I have a lot of stuff that I need to get done A.S.A.P and I´m gonna try to do all of it today so I can put my focus elsewhere for the rest of the week


tuesday

work out

create - looks, music, videos, anything
whatever my creativity pops up on whatever canvas, really


wednesday

work out

It´s not carved in stone, but I might have plans with an old friend, and maybe a thing in church actually?
We´ll see what happens

thursday

taking a walk with Noldus (the cat)

Inspirationday at a school I (possibly) want to attend one day - can´t wait!

friday

work out

saturday

Either a party with friends, a burlesque show with Gaia, or having some downtime to myself. Idk yet, we´ll see how I feel when we come to this day.

sunday

work out - if I am at home, that is

otherwise, sunday is probably going to be slug kinda day







Do you have anything specific planned for this week?

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Products used:

Skin
AOA Studio Wonder Skin Illuminating Primer
AOA Studio Perfect BB Cream in Medium
Emite Make Up Millesis 101 Active Eye Light Corrector
Baby Powder to set the undereyes
JvG Sunny Glow Bronzing Mineral Powder

Eyes
BeautyUK Eye Prime fx (of course)
ABH Modern Renaissance Palette, shades: Tempera, Golder Ochre, Raw Sienna, Vermeer
JvG Soft Touch Eye Liner no. 98
NYX Epic Ink Liner in Black
JvG Lash Care
Revitalash Volumizing Mascara

Brows
JvG Lash Care
NYX Tame&Frame Tinted Brow Pomade in Black

Lips
JvG Soft Touch Lip Liner no. 05
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Dubai



Also, I´m wearing a gorgeous cape from Kepaza´s Add Water collection💙







#first #makeuplook #2018 #lotd #beautyblogger #fashionblog #kepaza #nyxcosmetics #anastasiabeverlyhills #aoa #jvg #revitalash #emite

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It´s really fun looking back on my posts from last year. Sort of seeing how I´ve changed and grown, and remembering the days when these pics were taken.
2017 has been full of ups and downs, but the last half of 2017 was mostly ups to be honest.
I have gotten so many cool opportunities through this blog and my Instagram. I have worked hard, I have fallen flat on my face a couple times and I have pulled myself back up. I have learned and grown in so many ways, and I feel so lucky and grateful for all that has happened - and I am, for the first time in a while, genuinely excited to see what this year has in store for me! I bet it´s something great!

Thank you so much for an amazing year and for reading and supporting me! You guys keep me going and growing, and I wish you all a fantastic 2018!
I already have some cool plans in store for you and this blog - and I simply can´t wait for this new year to really start! 😘








#2017bestnine #instagram #mostliked #2017 #2018 #thoughts #happynewyear

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As you may have noticed, I have been on a break from this blog and social media this christmas.
I could pretend and say that it was just a break for no reason and leave it at that. But that wouldn´t really be true, and I would feel wrong about it. I want to be genuine with you guys.

I took a little break because I found it hard to really write anything. Or do anything. The past couple weeks have been great to, but I also tend to get extra anxious around christmas. So since my anxiety went up so much that it made it difficult for me to do pretty much anything, I figured the best thing for me would be to take some pressure off. Let myself just focus on being with my boyfriend and family, and enjoying the holidays without any other distractions or pressure to do any thing in particular.
Blogging and social media is my life and a huuuuuuge passion of mine, don´t get me wrong. I hopefully will still be doing this on my deathbed - but sometimes I just have to focus on my health. I mean, health always comes first, no matter what.
And I also thought that if I got some distance, the inspiration might pop back up because I would miss it so much. And it did!
I feel so much better now, and I am ready to go in 100% again.
I am still struggling with my anxiety, but at least it doesn´t affect my passion for blogging at this point! And I know it has ups and downs, so an up is due just about now 😚

It´s okay to take a step back every once in a while. Sometimes that is exactly what we need to get back on track.💜




Anyways, we celebrated christmas with my family, and stayed with them for a couple of days- and after that we spent a long-weekend celebrating the new year at Norefjell with HP's family⛄
Here is some of it in pics:



I hope you all had an amazingly merry christmas and a great new years celebration! Whether you did or not - I wish you all the best for 2018 ❤

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Yesterday me and some of the insp-girls went to Nina Jarebrink´s showroom for gløgg, trying on her collections and photoshooting.
We had the best time! The showroom is so pretty and cosy,
and omfg, how I love her designs!
It was sooo much fun looking through it and trying on! Not to mention shooting with it. Even though it was super cold outside! I mean, we are still in Oslo in the middle of winter. ⛄

After the event, @tonjesynnove, @Nicolestia and I went to get a quick coffee - which actually turned into a couple of hours of talking, eating and drinking.

All in all; It was a really nice day out😃
And I have a whole christmas/new years eve-look that I am so excited to show you!

Here´s a little sneakpeek/detail-pic:


I have a surprise for you;
You get a 30% discount off any piece from Nina Jarebrink´s FW17 collection using this code:

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The code is active from today and through wednesday (the 20th) so it´s perfect if you´re in need of a glamorous outfit before christmas!

You can find the collection HERE



Thank you so much to Nina and the girls for an awesome time!❤


Talk to you later, babes 😘


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monday

- G.Y.S.T - Get Your Shit Together
This day is pretty much going to consist of laundry, dishes, and other boring, yet necessary apartment-stuff.


tuesday

- Work out
- Going with a friend to her moms choir-concert


wednesday

- Get the remaining christmas-shopping done


thursday

- Work out
- Meeting
- Nættis´birthday party!


friday

- left the day pretty much open to chill and wrap gifts
(and possibly do some hasty, last minute gift-shopping)

- pack for tomorrow

saturday

- work out
- going to my parents´house for christmas
we´ll be decorating and having a "holly jolly" time, and preparing for tomorrow


sunday

- Celebrate christmas with my family✨

This is of course only the plans that I know of for sure. As always, more fun stuff might pop up - you never know!

What does your week look like? ❤

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The other day I just felt like doing something smokey, pink and a bit exaggerated.
The general "rule" of smokey eyeshadow is to not go too far out, up, or down to avoid looking "too much" and panda-like. So I smoked it just a little bit too far out, up and down - you know, just because.
I don´t really think that I overdid it as much as I planned, but oh well - I kinda liked this look😃 As simple as it may be.

Makeup-products used

Skin
Nyx Professional Makeup #nofilter Blurring Primer
MakeupMekka Mattifying Camouflage Foundation in Neutral Light .03
Concealer and contour palette from Sara´s Beauty
JvG Bronzing Pearls
Aveda Balancing Infusion (oil)
NYX Professional Makeup DUOChromatic Illuminating Powder

Eyes&Brows
BeautyUK Eye Prime FX
ABH Modern Renaissance Palette, Shades: Tempera, Buon Fresco, Love Letter, Vermeer
JvG Lash Care
Revitalash Volumizing Mascara
Nyx Professional Makeup Tame&Frame Tinted Brow Pomade
Kryolan Supracolor Grease-Make-Up in Clown White



What do you think?💘

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