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6 years, and I’m still in love.

Lise —  February 13, 2018 — 4 Comments

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It feels kind of weird to dedicate a title like that, and a blog post like this to a video game, but that is just how it is. For six years now, one game has been with me since day one when it was released, and i have yet to grow properly tired of it. It’s the fifth game in a series, it is a role playing game and its landscapes really reminds me of the ones we have here in Norway. Some have even called it a Norway simulator when they walk through the woods in game. It is far from a hundred percent accurate, but it is pretty close. The mountains I see in the game, I can also see across the river from where I live. Not exact duplicates, but very similar.

Got a guess about what it is? What I’m talking about is the fifth installment in the Elder Scrolls series published by Bethesda, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

The first time i played it was when my roommate at the time brought the game home from work, left it in the living room and then went to sleep. I grabbed the game, stuffed it into his Playstation 3 and 17 hours later i was still playing as eagerly as when I first picked up the controller. I kind of regret sitting in front of the TV screen for that long but boy, i just got immersed in it. I had of course played through some of its predecessors, Morrowind and Oblivion, but there was just something about it that captured my heart. It must be the role playing aspect, and the amazing scenery, both above and below ground. Alternatively in a different realm, even.

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With the addition of mods and expansions a while later, there was always something new that could be added to the game and it just gives it more and more replayability. I don’t think any of my play throughs have been the same and I’m still discovering things years later.

If you haven’t tried it before and you enjoy role playing/adventure games and dragons, you should give Skyrim a try. I’m sure you wouldn’t regret it. unless you really don’t have time to get sucked into an amazing world. You can follow the storyline of the Dragonborn, or you can just live your life as a hunter.. Or you could be a ruthless assassin or the master of the thieves guild. It is pretty much your imagination that is the limit. With the remastered version, and even a Virtual Reality version to pick from, I’m sure you would find one of them to love.

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Do you keep a dream diary?

Lise —  July 14, 2017 — 10 Comments

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I have always been fascinated by the thought of keeping a dream diary, and I have had multiple of them over the years. I threw them all out last year because they contained a lot of sensitive information and bad memories of a person I didn’t want to have in my life so it felt better to just get rid of them. I went for about six months without a dream diary to give it a break, then I decided to purchase a new note book in May of this year. It was such a relief to have a place to write down my dreams again and it felt like a weight had been lifted from my shoulders.

Sometimes I have dreams that I don’t understand, sometimes my dreams are terrifying and sometimes I just can’t remember what happened in them no matter how hard I try to recall them. They say that you get better at remembering your dreams over the years if you write them down but I’m not sure if that has been the case for me. Nor have I ever been able to control my dreams and they often turn for the worse, making me wake up feeling panicked or being drenched in sweat. I’m not sure why I have so many bad dreams but there is probably some scientific explanation behind it.

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The note book I’m using now I purchased off of Wish for about a dollar, and I think it’s really pretty. It uses a non bleached paper and I find  it to be really comfortable to write on. On the inside of the cover I have written a quote from a song performed by Neon Hitch, a song called neighborhood. It seemed really fitting since I have bad dreams a lot so my mind would most likely be a bad neighborhood anyways. I use a mix of my Staedtler Triplus Fineliner pens and some gel glitter pens to write in it with, not really being too picky about how it ends up looking. I just want it to be colorful and sparkly to make it seem more joyful than it is.

I find that writing down my dreams sometimes can help me work through issues that I have and it gives me a place to vent without having to share my burden with other people. I was never one to seek out others to talk with them because I didn’t want my problems to become theirs so writing was my therapy.

Have you ever had a dream diary? Is it something you have considered to have? Also, do you ever remember your dreams when you wake up? Sometimes I suddenly remember details towards the end of the day and it’s so weird. I’m always a bit skeptical, thinking that I’m just fabricating memories, but I can never be sure.

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Facial care Friday! 4/11

Lise —  November 4, 2016 — 4 Comments

This week: L’Oreal Pure clay purify mask

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The purifying mask is the first i have tried from L’oreal, from what i know, they released three different clay masks at the same time. In my local store they only had Purify and Glow, i think there is one for exfoliation too. I will get around to trying all of20160922_112519 them, eventually!

This one in particular is a light green color, and it is meant to purify your skin. When i applied it, it felt really cold, but it was a nice feeling once it started to dry up. However, the color it changed to while drying, a darker green, made it look like my face was moldy, so that is one thing i don’t particularly enjoy about this mask.

The mask contains three different types of clay, who in turn have different properties.

  • Kaolin, absorbs oil and preps the skin.
  • Montmorillonite, deals with impurities and helps with blood circulation.
  • Ghassoul, cleanses and exfoliates the skin.

The mask also contains eucalyptus, i suppose that is what gives off that cooling feeling on the skin. You’re supposed to have the mask on for 5 to 10 minutes, then wash it off. I found the washing off process to be the most difficult part. To actually get it off, i had to scrub pretty hard with my wash cloth and it left my face feeling red and kind of sore. I used a lot of water so that was not the problem. If it was easier to wash off, it would probably be better, for me, at least! Apart from that, it made my skin feel really refreshed and nice.

Pros:

  • Easy to apply, and easy to clean if you accidentally make a mess.
  • Feels cooling for your skin
  • Makes your skin feel refreshed and clean afterwards
  • Is kind of a bargain, i can get several uses out of it, and the price is not bad.

Cons:

  • A bit hard to remove after the allotted time is up
  • Can be uncomfortable if you’re not used to masks drying up and making your face kind of stiff
  • The color it changes to, not appealing to have moldy cheeks.

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Have you tried their clay masks? What do you think about them?

 

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This mascara only comes in an absolutely adorable travel size and is decorated with flowers. I guess that works well with the name, ‘full of nature’. On the product page where i purchased it, it says it is long lasting, smudge and budge proof, and i can say that its all true! I usually avoid washing mascara off and i leave it on overnight when i first try a new one on and it did hold up pretty well.

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The mascara wand separated my lashes and coated them evenly and i really liked the way it felt on my eyes. I’m going to miss it when i eventually run out since it’s such a small size. But with the price it had, i wont be hesitant to repurchase it. As with all mascaras, it didn’t give my lashes any curl at all, they still stuck straight out as usual, as you can see in the picture below.

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It’s not a bad mascara, and i would recommend it if you are in a pinch and want something cheap, or just something that is small and convenient to keep in your purse or bag. The only downside to the size is that i thought i had lost it a few times, but it was just me who was bad at looking for it!

What is your favorite mascara?

This product is purchased from Kollection K.

Facial care Friday! 14/10

Lise —  October 14, 2016 — 8 Comments

This week: Etude House Firm V-Zone patch

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Well then, i feel like this is getting close to some of the ‘infamous’ asian beauty products, those crazy contraptions they use to alter their looks. This20160826_200133 patch is supposed to firm the skin on your jaw and kind of give you a ‘face lift’. I thought there would be some strange materials involved but its basically a hydrogel patch for your face. You place it onto your chin at first, then stretch it all the way to the ears, hooking it around them to keep it in place.

You’re supposed to keep the patch on for 15 to 20 minutes. I like pushing the limits so i wore it for a little bit longer than the 20 minutes. After removal, it says to massage your face, so i did! The only real difference i noticed was that the cooling effect of the patch reduced some of the swelling i had on my face (my face swells up easily if i don’t drink enough water). Apart from that, i couldn’t tell much of a difference.

So in conclusion, i don’t feel like this is any kind of miracle cure for your chin or your jaw, but it’s a nice and refreshing experience.

Pros:

  • Has a nice, cooling effect
  • Easy to put on, doesn’t strain your ears
  • Not sticky after removal

Cons:

  • Didn’t really do much apart from reducing swelling.

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This product is purchased from Kollection K.