Monday, March 30, 2015

April Makeup



The Norwegian April has a sharp contrast between snowy winter and sunny warmth. Now easter is coming close.  I think these products will be my highlights this month. I like red blushes and glowy foundations with a hint of color. I found a beautiful eyeshadow palette from Gosh today with warm brown colors. They have a hint of sparkle. I'm in love with the pastel looking rouge. So I'll be using it this month too. The one I've written about from Kicks. It's been one of my favorite products this month.





What will you be wearing this month? :)


March Beauty Favorites





I've been using these products throughout March. The rouge has such a fresh almost pastel looking color which is great for spring. My skin looks more rejuvenated with this product and the other ones. The Loreal foundation has a great coverage and color. I went for the second lightest in their range,Vanilla. I should probably have chosen the lightest one, but for now this is great. It is easy to apply and stays on. 


Another product I've been using a lot this month is The Body Shop Vitamin C Microdermabrasion. It feels soothing and rejuvenating and smells florally without being heavy. It makes my skin look healthy and glowing. For my rouges I've been addicted to my Gosh makeup brush. I use this for almost all of my rouges. The texture of the rouges and brush hair makes it easy to apply and switch between colors without left over from the others. I like the practical size and design too. 


Kicks blush in shade So Sweet
Loreal Infallible 24-H Matte foundation in shade Vanilla
The Body Shop Vitamin C Microdermabrasion
Gosh makeup brush


What are your favorite products this month? 





Saturday, March 28, 2015

March Favorite Photo

I like the lightening in this photo, together with the colors. And especially the flowers. The pink and white roses in the two buckets. This was from a lovely spring day we had. I don't think I would have liked this photo if the pink roses hadn't been there. They and the sunny ground add some warmth. We've got snow in Oslo now. I look forward to many more days like this! :) Welcome spring!



What is your favorite photo of this month? :)



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Some Forgotten Photos (This Year)

So far this year I've taken a lot of photographs. Here are some of them that have not made it into any blogpost, until now. I like the colors in these pictures. I hope you guys like them too.












Lovely Spring Day


Today I got reminded of a little cafe not to far from where I live. There's always something good to eat and plenty of outdoor space. Since we just had snow a couple days ago I was positively surprised by the sudden weather change that gave an excellent opportunity to sit outside. The sun has been up all day which also gave me some nicer photo opportunities. My main plan today was to visit a huge park, taking many photos. I'm happy with these. The food was delicious =) Peppermint tea <3 The blends are best. I think they are more tasty. 









Flowers from a shop nearby. I like these roses! White can look dull, but it's quite elegant too.




Saturday, March 21, 2015

Loving at the Moment



This star necklace is one of my forgotten favorites. I love to wear it. It goes with many of my outfits.
 I looked through my makeup and found this gem of a highlighter. I use it as an eyeshadow. Over to some newer products I've bought. The Loreal foundation has really impressed me. And so have the Kicks rouges. I own three of them. The color nuances are amazing. They are easy to apply and build up.





This green nail polish is adorable. I love the design just as much as the color. For my highlighter I've been using the Makeup Mekka eyeshadow brush. It is one of the best I've tried. Generally I'm quite impressed with Makeup Mekka products. The highlighter comes off as darker in this image. It's got a softer brown and gold color.


Products:

Loreal Infallible 24h-Matte foundation in shade Vanilla
Kicks Rouge in shade So Sweet
Makeup Mekka Bright Luminizing Highlighter Medium
Makeup Mekka Powder Highlighter Brush
H & M nailpolish in shade Mint Green



What are your favorite products at the moment?




Friday, March 20, 2015

Mindfulness Through Drawing


 I bought an interesting book about mindfulness and coloring drawings. I've always connected mindfulness to meditation where the focus is on breathing techniques. I love this idea of focusing your mind. I've looked at different books of this kind and found one that was appealing to me. I love the circles and lines. And the flowers. There are so many unique and interesting patterns in these books.
So far I've found that this is doing wonders for me. I love spending time coloring. 





















Aren't these beautiful ? :)
Would you have it a go?




Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mid week

Lazy Wednesday



I wish I could say I had just as much energy as I've had lately, but today has been a lazy day. I'm thinking about how to decorate my room. Especially my desk. I've done some already. Yesterday I started spring cleaning. My closet will have an update too. Today I've been mainly lying in my bed listening to music. My desk at the moment :)




What have you been doing? :) Have you started spring cleaning?



Drawings


I've started to draw again. It is one of the things I like to do when I'm home. This one I've made for one of my flatmates :) I love to draw with pastels. There are so many colors to choose from and they are so easy to work with. On this drawing below I used dry pastel pencils. They are a little bit more practical to work with since you don't get color everywhere. Some pastel chalk give more pigmentation with a single swipe. One I would love to try again is oil pastel chalks. They are more pigmented then the dry ones. And have a slightly shiny, pearly look to them which comes off really beautiful on paper. 


I usually don't have a plan when I find my drawing stuff. I start in the middle of the paper beginning with one symbol followed by another. Sometimes I get an image in my head, more or less complete. Like this one above. I like to draw images in different sizes. Lately I've focused on making book marks.


Here are some more of my other drawings. I hope you like them. And feel inspired to draw :) 






Have you tried pastels? 





Tuesday, March 17, 2015

New Favorite Foundation


This foundation immediately made me curious. The packaging and color convinced me to buy one. I went for the shade Vanilla. I'm glad I finally came across a full coverage foundation looking so natural and being affordable. It is really easy to apply. I would usually go for a brush, but this looks just as good without. I love wearing this foundation :) More then my Isadora foundation. This works really well with so many blush nuances. I absolutely love it. The foundation claims to stay on for 24 hours. I'm not convinced but other then that I would definitely recommend trying one of these foundations:)


Loreal Infallible 24H-Matte in shade Vanilla




Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Spring Sunset




Today has been the loveliest day in a long time. I think it's the spring weather and sun that's uplifting my well being. I've enjoyed reading at the library and picked up some new books. At home I've relaxed reading blog posts. I love when the sun warms up my bedroom. It's something different compared to dry heating. Now I just captured this sunset outside my window. I'm quite happy with this photo.




More Photos.The Opera House




Just recently I visited The Opera House here in Oslo. It is incredible beautiful. This day I wanted to  relax at the cafe and take photos of the building at daytime to capture the beautiful daylight. I was recently to a classical music concert here. It was wonderful to listen to the music and beautiful with the bright sun coming in. We've had to much grey weather.



Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Next Decoration Time




It takes a couple stunning photos of flowers and a walk around in one of those huge buildings selling flowers and I'm convinced what my next decoration should be built around. These on the two first images are not real, but incredible beautiful and more practical. Flowers are so elegant and perfect for spring.























Music Lately

I've been really enjoying listening to classical music. It suits my mood and energy through a day even when I don't feel like listening. 




Monday, March 9, 2015

Favorite Scent


I've been addicted to this beautiful Body Mist from The Body Shop since December. It is so lovely. This one is the Mango Body Mist. It has a sweet, refreshing and calming scent. I think I will repurchase this one during spring.


Sunday, March 8, 2015

Random Photos



Sunday Walk

I looked out of the window and wondered if I could get time to capture the beautiful sunlight coloring the wood and sky. After a ten minutes walk I reached the beginning of a path where I usually stop to photograph. The colors had changed into grey, some light and ice blue. Something about the photo above looks fairy tale like. I think it's the tree and the ice blue colors.


This is a place I especially like to go to in summer. I still haven't walked the route around the sea. I often rest down by the sea and talk photos nearby. There are so many birds and trees and plants.




























I look forward to walk here when the scenery is more colorful. Already it is warmer outside.