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I have some things that I use in different ways than what they were meant for..

One being my hair straightener / flat iron. I use it to curl my hair sometimes, a lot of people do actually so it’s not like its anything new and exciting, but it’s a start! I just can’t ever be bothered to purchase a proper curling iron because I know I wont ever use it and it would just feel like a waste of money to invest in it.

The next thing would be the sunburst kind of decoration on my wall. It is a metal thing for warm cooking pots to rest on but it was so pretty so I hung it up on my wall instead for decoration. It might have something to with it being golden, I might have an obsession with that… But I just couldn’t help it. It looks very nice where it hangs over one of my bookshelves.


Wine bottle as water bottle for my plants. I found a cherry wine bottle left behind by my dad that had a screw on cap and I thought it would be perfect to keep water in for my succulents. Alternatively, one could punch a few holes in the cap to be able to gently sprinkle water when you turn the bottle upside down. I used to have one like that but it got pulled out of my window by the wind and smashed down in the tiles beneath my window.

Dusting powder for my sheets. Dusting powder is originally made to be use on your skin to absorb moisture and make it feel silky soft. A lot of people use it as a body perfume, others to avoid chafing in certain areas. I use it in my sheets to make my bed smell good. Dusting powder is pretty much just glorified corn starch in a bottle. My absolute favorites comes from Lush, and are called “Silky underwear” and “Mr. Sandman”. One smells a bit like jasmine and the other smells like muted lavender, it really helps me sleep.

A wall hanging for my music box. The container I keep it in that is mounted on the wall was originally a box for a gift set of artisan fruit jams for those people who are very invested in the crackers and cheese lifestyle and wanted to add in a bit of jam to the mix. The box belonged to my grandmother and I drilled a hole in it to hang it up and use it as a display for my Howl’s moving castle music box to avoid it from becoming dusty. It works quite well. It has a glass lid that I can slide up and down to take it out from the box.


I’m sure that there are plenty of other things that I use in other way than their intended purpose, but these were the ones I could think of from the top of my mind.

Do you have anything you use in other ways that what they were made for?




2016 beauty and make up favorites

Lise —  January 2, 2017 — 9 Comments

Another year has passed, and as we enter 2017 it’s time to look back at the absolutely best products I tried over the past year. I’m sure i could include a lot more but these are the ones I could not leave out. Some I have bought a new one of, some I treasure to make them last forever, some i have purchased, some i have received in beauty box subscriptions.


From left to right:

  1. Sweet lips lip scrub – You can read my review here.
  2. Mr. Sandman dusting powder – You can read my review here.
  3. Minus 417 – Foot nourishing cream.
  4. Softy foot lotion – You can read my review here.


From left to right:

  1. Tea tree water toner – You can read my review here.
  2. Icona Milano Emotions allowed mascara – You can read my review here.
  3. Maybelline – Super Stay Better Skin powder foundation.
  4. Maybelline – The NUDES palette


From left to right:

  1. Vicoria’s Secret – Vanilla Lace body mist
  2. Medusa’s make-up lipstick ‘Sugar Daddy’ – You can read my review here.
  3. MDMFlow – lipstick ‘Bossy’
  4. Formula 10.0.6 Be Berry Bright mask – You can read my review here.

Below you see swatches for the lipsticks, the one on the top is ‘Sugar Daddy’ and the one on the bottom is ‘Bossy’. They are both great, creamy and semi matte so they don’t dry out your lips at all.


What are your beauty and make up favorites for 2016?

What is on my vanity?

Lise —  December 26, 2016 — 4 Comments

I usually love reading posts like these, so i decided to do one of my own! The upper and lower and so on is the parts of my vanity! 


Lower right side:

Lush Coconut Deodorant powder, Sanex 7-in-1 deodorant, Garnier Moisture +, Cotton swabs and Victoria’s Secret Vanilla Lace body mist. I’m sort of allergic and sensitive to perfume, but body mists work.


Lower left side:

One container with hair and face sprays, including a Sunsilk conditioner spray, a make up setting spray, Batiste dry shampoo that smells like cherries and the Tea tree toner water from Lush. Lastly it contains my hairbrush, a pair of scissors and a comb.

The other container contains my Maybelline NUDES palettes (Normal nudes, blushed nudes and rock nudes), my foundation powders and assorted face masks.


Lower middle:

Here comes the messy part! In the back i have all of my pencils (both eyeliners and eyebrow pencils), eyebrow razors, my bb cream, a lip tint and two nail polishes. The large left compartment holds my single eye shadows, blotting papers, Lush Jackie Oates foundation, a fluffy brush for my powders, a pencil sharpener and a sponge i use to dab on my foundation/bb cream with. The small compartments on the right holds lipsticks, a cream to help against infections in wounds (i have no idea why its there…), eyebrow pomade crayon, a small mascara, lip balm, a sample for a brightening serum, tweezers, a nail clipper and Lush eyes bright mascara.


Upper left:

Lush fireside soap, two bottles of Silky underwear, t for toes, fairy dust and mr sandman dusting powders. A nail clipping set, vanillary solid perfume, sweet lips scrub, sympathy for the skin body lotion and another tub of Jackie Oates.


Upper right:

Cotton wool pads, a foot lotion, a pretty jar with Fairy dust dusting powder (the bottle cap broke so i found an alternative container), a body lotion and a Skinfood rice mask that i have yet to try.

So that’s what i have on my vanity as of right now! Have you done a post like this before? Feel free to leave a link below, i would love to see it.