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The beauty tag

Lise —  February 18, 2018 — 7 Comments

Thank you so much to Michala for tagging me in this. You can read her post about this fun tag by clicking on this link here. It will take you directly to it! I would also recommend checking out her other posts, they’re definitely worth a read! Her blog is one of those I have followed the longest and I never get tired of anything she writes about.

Thank you so much to Michala for tagging me in this. You can read her post about this fun tag by clicking on this link here. It will take you directly to it! I would also recommend checking out her other posts, they’re definitely worth a read! Her blog is one of those I have followed the longest and I never get tired of anything she writes about.

1. Do you remember your first makeup item?
I think it was one of those cheap lip gloss palettes with frosty-ass shades. My favorite was a silver frosted lip gloss. That or lip smacker lip balms if they count.

2. Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications?
Uh, preferably one that feels like nothing. Lush’s Eyes Right mascara was pretty good for me, I just think it’s very expensive. My eyes are super sensitive so pretty much any mascara makes them itchy, except for that one.

3. What kind of coverage do you prefer from a foundation?
I don’t really care for foundations in general. I prefer like medium coverage BB creams. I don’t like cancelling out everything on my skin. My spots make me who I am. If I do use foundations, it’s a powder foundation with medium coverage.

4. Favourite high end brand?
I’ve never really used anything from a high end brand so I can’t say anything about that.

5. What cosmetics brands have you always wanted to try but still haven’t?
Hmm, probably Soap & Glory? It’s not easily available here in Norway. Hoping I’ll be able to order some from the UK one day. Alternatively try it if and when I move there because of school in a couple of years .

6. Favourite drugstore brand?
I don’t know if I have an absolute favorite brand, I like to find bits and pieces here and there that are cruelty free. I used to think of Maybelline as my favorite brand, but not anymore. I’m sure I’ll find one particular brand to love some day.

7. Do you wear false lashes?
No! I have worn them before but my eyes are too sensitive. I’m also very sensitive to latex, and a lot of glues contains that. Overall a bad thing to put on my eyes.

8. Is there any kind of makeup you can’t leave the house without?
I can go out completely bare faced without any issues, but I would prefer to at least put on my brows.

9. What is your most cherished beauty product?
Hmm, probably my hair oil. I love having shiny, frizz free hair. Without it, it would basically be a crows nest.

10. How often do you shop for makeup? Do you like to pick up an item here and there, or get lots of goodies at once?
I don’t shop for make up often. I pick up what I run out of, or if I see something new that I have to have, I buy it when I can afford it.

11. Do you have a “beauty budget” or do you spend freely?
I don’t have a budget, I only buy when it’s absolutely necessary. If you asked me a couple of years ago, I would have said I spent my money freely.

12. Do you utilize coupons, reward cards and sales when you shop for cosmetics?
There’s not really a coupon culture here in Norway, but I do use online codes whenever I can find them.

13. What type of product do you buy the most of?
Eyebrow pencils. I think.. That or toners. Or shampoo and conditioners? I’m not really sure. I also buy a lot of lip balms because I tend to misplace them pretty fast.

14. Is there a brand you absolutely can’t stand?
Any brand that uses super perfume-y scents in their products. Yuck.

15. Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics, like parabens or sulfates?
I try to avoid aluminium, some octane thing that Lisa discovered, and other things that are generally harmful for you.

16. Do you have a favourite place to shop for makeup?
I use two Norwegian websites called Vita.no and Blivakker.no, and also the UK site Tambeauty.com (they’re behind Makeup Revolution and similar brands). I don’t buy a lot in person because it’s so expensive here.

17. Do you like trying new skin care products or do you keep a certain routine?
I usually try one new thing at a time so that I will know for sure what it is if it messes up my skin. So I keep a certain routine but I also replace things now and then.

18. Favourite bath and body brand?
The “I love…” branding? Don’t know if they’re cruelty free or not. Used to be OGX but they’re not cruelty free anymore.

19. If you could only buy from one brand, which brand would you choose?
Maybe Makeup Revolution?? They’re super cheap so that would be the wisest choice for my wallet.

20. What brand do you think has the best packaging?
I think Kat Von D’s products have great packaging, I’ve never tried any of her products though!

21. Which celebrity always have great makeup?
Most of them? I mean, most, if not all have make up artists so they always look good.

22. Do you belong to any online makeup communities?
Not really?

23. 5 Favourite beauty gurus:
Does Safiya Nygaard count? She’s not technically a beauty guru but she makes a lot of videos about mixing her make up and whatnot. I also watch RachhLoves. I love her energy and how excited she is about everything.

24. Do you like multi-functional products like lip and cheek stains?
They can be handy, but I never use them. If something is for the lips it usually feels really sticky and weird on the cheeks, I don’t like that!

25. Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
Sometimes. I fuck up the thickness of my liners a lot. Then I usually end up with panda eyes, wipe it off and start over.

26. Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?
I used to, then I ran out and realized I couldn’t  be bothered to buy a new one.

27. How many hair products do you use on a typical day?
When I shower, I use shampoo, conditioner, then a hair oil while it’s still damp. So three. And when I don’t have time to shower I use dry shampoo.

28. What do you apply first, concealer or foundation?
I don’t use concealer, so just foundation. Powder foundation.

29. Would you ever consider taking makeup classes?
Maybe! I mean, I know enough to get me through the day now, but if there was like a costume make up or special fx make up class, I would take it! I don’t really need to know how to do make up professionally, with as little as I usually wear it’s not necessary.

30. What do you love about makeup?
I love that it’s versatile and can be used by anyone who wishes to do so. And that it gives you the chance to “be someone else” for a day, or just a “better” version of yourself. I don’t really believe it makes you better because you’re fine the way you are, but it’s fun to wear.

I tag:

Anyone who wishes to do this one.

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Ending the challenge.

Lise —  October 20, 2017 — 3 Comments

I guess we can’t always succeed at everything! Posting every day for a month was a big goal, very time consuming and I am just too busy to be able to keep up with it! I’m surprised I even made it to day 20, to be honest! Keeping a strict schedule is difficult, and I find it easier to just write a post when I have time, and publish it then instead of having to mass produce so many at a time. The quality goes down, my stress levels go up and it’s generally a bad time overall. It’s time to just embrace autumn, calm down, enjoy the melancholy it brings and bring back my will to blog.

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I hope you guys are having a great day and that autumn is treating you well. (Alternatively, spring, if you’re in the southern hemisphere.)

Transformation Thursday

Lise —  October 19, 2017 — 10 Comments

I was doing some digging online and discovered a blog that I used to have back in 2012. Of course it contained some pictures, and I thought this could be good for a transformation thursday, seeing how much I have changed in 5 years. I was 21 at the time, and 26 now. Back then it was all about the fringe, all about crazy colors. At one point my hair was bright neon orange.

I didn’t care as much about make up and I mainly just maintained my hair the best I could.. Did my eyebrows now and then and wore some mascara but that’s it. I kinda miss how low maintenance I used to be haha. And how skinny my face was compared to now. I gained so much weight when I stopped smoking, it’s unreal. Hopefully one day I’ll go back to what I was at before.

 

So yeah, the pictures above was me 5 years ago, below is the most recent selfie I have. I guess you could say I kinda changed a lot over the past 5 years, right? Not sure if it was for the better or worse haha. I guess we all change for the better as we mature though, but I’m sure there are exceptions to the rule too.

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Do you feel like you have changed a lot over the past years? 

 

 

What I’m currently reading

Lise —  October 18, 2017 — 10 Comments

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

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Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine’s father. After Mr Earnshaw’s death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine’s brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later as a wealthy and polished man. He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries. The action of the story is chaotic and unremittingly violent, but the accomplished handling of a complex structure, the evocative descriptions of the lonely moorland setting and the poetic grandeur of vision combine to make this unique novel a masterpiece of English literature.


 

When The Sleeper Wakes by HG Wells

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Graham, an 1890s radical pamphleteer who is eagerly awaiting the twentieth century and all the advances it will bring, is stricken with insomnia. Finally resorting to medication, he instantly falls into a deep sleep that lasts two hundred years. Upon waking in the twenty-second century to a strange and nightmarish place, he slowly discovers he is master of the world, revered by an adoring populace who consider him their leader. Terrified, he escapes from his chamber seeking solace—only to realize that not everyone adores him, some even wish to harm him.


 

The Messenger by Douglas Niles

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Exiled in disgrace to the harsh land called the Icereach, Kerrick, a Silvanesti elf, encounters a group of barbarian villagers that is making a determined stand against the encroachment of the remnants of a powerful ogre empire that is out to seize control of the frozen world.


 

The Celtic Twilight: Faerie and Folklore by W.B Yeats

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Best known for his poetry, William Butler Yeats (1865–1939) was also a dedicated exponent of Irish folklore. Yeats took a particular interest in the tales’ mythic and magical roots. The Celtic Twilight ventures into the eerie and puckish world of fairies, ghosts, and spirits. “This handful of dreams,” as the author referred to it, first appeared in 1893, and its title refers to the pre-dawn hours, when the Druids performed their rituals. It consists of stories recounted to the poet by his friends, neighbors, and acquaintances. Yeats’ faithful transcription of their narratives includes his own visionary experiences, appended to the storytellers’ words as a form of commentary.


 

The Body Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson

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A young man studying medicine in Edinburgh is asked by his professor to be responsible for receiving the cadavers to be dissected by the school’s students. Though he knows many are stolen from graves, he keeps his silence. Then one night he recognizes one of the cadavers as the victim of murder. Instead of turning in the culprit, he allows himself to be drawn deeper into the gruesome intrigue. But justice has the last laugh when the evidence of the man’s crimes – evidence he thought long since dissected and disposed of – mysteriously resurfaces to his everlasting horror.

 

What are you currently reading?

 

 

Top places I’d like to travel

Lise —  October 17, 2017 — 10 Comments

These are all places I would really like to go. Some I have visited before, some are completely new to me. The one thing stopping me is having literally no money, but they are definite goals in the future when it comes to travel.

  1. Mongolia. I really want to go see the Golden Eagle hunters, I want to sleep in a yurt, I want to travel through their amazing landscape and experience traditional Mongolian food.
  2. Russia. There are so many places there I would like to visit, including Moscow, the glass beach of Vladivostok, Chelyabinks, Saint Petersburg and so on. Taking the Transsiberian railroad could bring me to Vladivostok at least.
  3. Orkney Islands. I want to go to most the Islands surrounding the United Kingdom. It’s also cool that the largest city is called Kirkwall, the same as the city in Dragon Age 2.
  4. Scotland. I’ve been there before but I haven’t seen too much of it. Our plane landed in Edinburgh and then we drove up to Aviemore to stay there for a few days. Then back to Edinburgh. I want to go to Loch Ness, to Glasgow, to Aberdeen and everywhere else. I also want to experience New Years Eve there again, we danced, drank, had a generally good time.
  5. Ireland. I’ve heard so many good things about Dublin and I really want to go there to see for myself what it is all about.
  6. Lithuania. My cousin often travels to Vilnius and it looks like such a pretty city! I always love looking at her pictures of the city and listen to her stories and I really want to go there.
  7. Latvia. Riga sounds like a great city and I really want to explore it. All of the pictures I’ve seen shows that his has some amazing architecture.
  8. Poland. One of my exes is from Poland and he told me so many amazing stories. I’ve been to Poland before, but only to Gdansk and Krakow. I really want to explore the rest of it.

Where would you like to go?