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The skincare tag

October 23, 2017 — 10 Comments

This tag was introduced to me by Lisa through her Endless blog challenge posts. It was a  tag originally created by makeupTIA, focused on skincare.

  1. What is your skin type?
    I have combination skin, I think! It really depends on the season. During the summer its more on the oily side, during winter its more dry. It feels pretty much perfect during autumn.
  2. How do you store your skincare?
    My skincare is all over the place. Face washes and masks are in the bathroom, lip balms, toners, micellar waters and so on are on my vanity in my bedroom. Some hand creams are here and there and yeah, it’s everywhere!
  3. Favorite ingredient?
    Tea tree oil! It has helped me to vanish so many zits and red spots! It’s a real life saver, honestly.
  4. Most indulgent product?
    I used to have an Elizabeth Arden 8 hour lip balm thing… It cost almost 200 NOK (which is crazy for just a lip balm), plus it wasn’t cruelty free either so I’m not buying it again. It felt really good on my lips though.
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  5. Best budget buy?
    Most of my skincare are budget buys because I always wait for sales to purchase them. Conveniently they are very frequent so I get most of it half off from vita.no.
  6. Do you use any tools?
    No, I do not! My skin is very, very sensitive and I’m scared that a thing like the Clarisonic could damage it. I use a brush to apply face masks though, it’s very convenient. I should probably invest in one of those silicone applicators too.
  7. Best mask?
    Again, it’s not a cruelty free product, but the best mask I have used is the black charcoal and clay mask from L’Oreal. It’s called glow or something like that. It just makes my skin feel so soft, nourished and wonderful. It has never felt better than when I use it.
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  8. Best multi-use?
    I don’t really have anything that is multi-use. I buy things for specific purposes and use them for those specific purposes.
  9. If you had to stick to only one brand, what would it be?
    I don’t really know any brand that has absolutely everything I need, but maybe Simple? They’re cruelty free at least and I use both a foaming cleanser and micellar water from them. Those are like the two most needed items that I have.
  10. Best spot treatment?
    Any kind of tea tree oil serum. Doesn’t matter where it’s from as long as it is tea tree.
  11. Favorite step of your skincare routine?
    Masks! They’re so soothing, require minimal effort and makes my skin feel so good. Maybe cleanser too, it’s nice to have oil free skin for a while.
  12. What’s on your skincare wishlist?
    Hmm, not sure! I’m pretty pleased with what I have and use now. I don’t really want to buy any really expensive things. However, I wish that Vita would take in the Age defense toner again, it’s been gone for ages.

 

Feel free to do this one too if you want!
It’s always fun to read what others have to say.

 

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It’s always so difficult to think of things to put on a list like this! I guess I’ll just do general facts and hope no one knows them already, hah.

  1. I was born on August 21st, 1991 as the middle child in my family.
  2. I was in a major accident in August in 1999, where I was injured for life. I almost lost my leg, had to learn to walk again and I’m full of scars and my left leg is somewhat disfigured but functional.
  3. I have had cats for as long as I can remember. My current cats are 10, 12 and 15 years old. The two youngest are half brothers (They have the same mother. I don’t know if they know, but they are stuck together like glue, never leaving each other’s side.)
  4. When I was six, our parents brought us to Disney World in Florida. I can’t remember much from it, but I remember the house we rented and tasting alligators in Gatorland. It’s weird how memory works.
  5. When I graduated from high school, I had one of the highest grades.. Then college came around, my teacher hated me and I got the lowest grades for pretty much anything I handed in.
  6. I used to binge drink alcohol all the time.. Never said no to a party. Then, some years ago I realized I hated how alcohol made me feel, so I stopped drinking all together.
  7. Autumn is my favorite season. I love that it gets darker, because that means people with decorate with lights outside. I love listening to the rain all the time, and I won’t have to feel bad about spending my time inside.. I also don’t have to keep my curtains shut to keep the sun out anymore.
  8. I’m somewhat addicted to collecting succulents. Sadly, a couple of them has perished but the ones I have left thrive more than ever. I suppose I need to invest in a few more soon.
  9. I never really knew what I wanted to be when I grew up, and I still dont… I kind of want to work in a library, work with translating texts or work in an archive.. Not too keen on working with people so those are the best options.
  10. I really don’t like talking about myself. My anxiety always makes me feel like nothing I say is worth listening to so I tend to only listen in conversations, not really participating with anything new.

 

Is there anything people don’t know about you? 

 

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I was nominated for this by Abby and Nilsa, click their names to go to their posts about it. Thank you so much to you both for the nomination. ♥

The Mystery Blogger Award was created by Okoto Enigma for bloggers who inspire and motivate. This award is also to way to help bloggers communicate and interact with one another, which is very important.


MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD RULES:

  • Put the award image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Answer the questions you were given
  • Nominate 10 – 20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice.
  • Share a link to your best post

 

3 things about me

  • For a long time I was able to use my left hand just as well as my right. I had shattered my pinky finger on my right hand and had to learn to use my left while it was healing and in a cast.
  • My hair has been every color of the rainbow and more, except for blue. Not sure why it has never been that color though, it’s really pretty!
  • The thought of having cotton or paper anywhere near my mouth really freaks me out.. And it always makes dentist visits weird because they use cotton things to soak up any saliva or blood..

 Questions from Abby

  1. What’s your favourite thing about blogging? Being able to express my thoughts however I want, whenever I want.
  2. Whose someone you would like to meet? There are a lot of people, mostly those I have gotten to know through blogging, they are all so sweet! I’m really awkward in real life though, so I would probably scare them off.
  3. If you could be any animal what would you be and why? I would be a cat! All they do is sleeping, eating or receiving cuddles.. Sounds perfect!
  4. What would be your ideal Sunday? Writing blog posts, sipping on some sparkling water, listening to music then read for a while.
  5. Favourite Disney Movie? Hmm, I don’t watch a lot of movies, but I do enjoy Anastasia.

Questions from Nilsa

  1. What’s your favourite quote? This is from a video game, a bit silly but it has stuck with me for quite a few years. “Na via lerno victoria” It is in Tevene, the language of the Tevinter Imperium in Dragon Age. The quote means “Only the living know victory”.
  2. Do you have a celebrity crush? 
    Yes? Kinda? Does Ryan Haywood count as a celebrity? He’s oh so dumb but also lovely. And he lost his marbles a long time ago.
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  3. What’s your least favourite thing about blogging? The spam comments… they’re so tiring to go through and to delete.
  4. Are you named after anyone? No, none that I know of!
  5. Scary movie or happy endings? And why? I prefer happy endings to scary movies, but my favorites are those movies where you don’t really know how it ends, it just leaves you with a million questions.

My questions for you

  1. If you could rearrange the seasons, in what order would you have them?
  2. Say, you get the chance to go to a different planet, would you do it?
  3. What is your favorite make up brand?
  4. What was your goal when you started blogging? Did/have you achieved it?
  5. Have you met anyone famous in real life? What was it like?

My best post

I’m not sure about this one! The one that has the most comments currently is “26 things I have learned in 26 years“.

 

I nominate anyone who reads this, so tag, you’re it! I’ve nominated so many people for this lately so if you want to do this, go ahead! I don’t want to end up nominating the same people over and over. 🙂

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Thank you so much to Siyana for nominating me in her post! She is trying to reach a thousand followers in August so go check her blog out if you’re interested! 


The rules:

  • Thank the blogger who has nominated you.
  • Answer the 11 questions that the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs and write 11 new questions for them.
  • List the rules and display the logo of sunshine blog award in your post.

 

Questions from Siyana:

  1. If you could swap with a celebrity for a week, who would that be and why?
    Well, you know, I’d want to swap lives with Gordon Ramsay. Not mainly because of the cooking, but because he gets paid to be angry. I feel angry often so I wouldn’t mind getting paid to yell at people. 
  2. Do you prefer to skip lunch or dinner?
    I don’t really skip meals, but if I had to pick one, I would skip lunch.
  3. What’s your favourite ice cream flavor?
    Coconut! And vanilla.. I’m really boring, mostly because that’s the only dairy free ice cream flavors I can find. 
  4. What’s the thing you like about yourself?
    My determination, I guess? I rarely give up on something, which can be both good and bad. 
  5. Is there a thing you want to change in yourself (both appearance and personality)?
    I want to remove the entire depression part of me that has been with me for over a decade. Just being happy and care free would be nice.
  6. What are your favourite types of posts to read?
    I love reading about people’s experiences.. And hauls.. and anything about books! There’s a lot, I read pretty much everything in my reader feed so my taste is very varied.
  7. What does your blog mean about you?
    My blog is like a creative outlet, a safe space for me to write about anything I want, so to me my blog is like.. a safe haven? I’m not quite sure how to word it. 
  8. If you had to delete your blog, how would you react?
    I would be slightly upset and also awfully bored since I’d lose my biggest and most entertaining hobby. 
  9. What’s your favourite lipstick shade?
    Just going to make it simple and just say Mauve in general. That or something like oxblood. 
  10. If you have to go out wearing only one make up product – what would that be?
    Eyebrow pencil. I don’t care about the rest of my face as long as my brows look good! 
  11. What did you eat last night?
    I had a veggie stew! It was basically just potatoes, carrots, leek, onion, radishes and a broth. It was really tasty!

My questions for you:

  1. If you had to describe yourself in four words, what would you choose?
  2. You’re stranded on an island and can only bring one item, one person and one food item. What and who do you bring, and why?
  3. You have the chance to go back in time to change one major world event. What would you change?
  4. Why did you start blogging? Do you feel different about it now?
  5. What is the meaning behind your blog name?
  6. What is your current favorite song?
  7. If you had to just eat one dish for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  8. What is your biggest flaw?
  9. Do you have a favorite series? Could be anything from books to tv shows.
  10. Did you keep your new years resolutions?
  11. Do you have any exciting plans for the future?

My nominees:

  1. Rei
  2. Michala
  3. Karalee
  4. Dannii Jane
  5. Abby
  6. Kat
  7. Grace
  8. Storm
  9. Palegirlrambling
  10. Emma
  11. Gemma

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The Happiness Tag

August 7, 2017 — 18 Comments

I was tagged in this by my friend Rylie, but she didn’t want her blog linked because she writes about very personal subjects so I’m afraid I can’t do that! But thank you for the nomination either way, I really appreciate it.


The rules for this tag

  • List five things that makes you happy
  • Share five songs that makes you happy
  • Tag at least five bloggers that makes you happy

What makes me happy

  1. My cats. I don’t know what I would have done without them. They are always there if I need someone to vent to (even though they can’t talk back, I still talk to them about anything I need to). They are always there if I need something to hold, something to cuddle with to cheer me up. I love them more than anything in this world. They say cats are selfish but mine are far from it.
  2. Books. I love being able to read. Being able to escape to another world for a little while. Same goes for video games. Escapism is very much a real thing for me and a lot of the time it happens without me even noticing.
  3. Being able to connect with people all over the world. I live in a place with very few people and meeting new people is a difficult task. That is why I am so grateful for having the internet, being able to connect with others without having to travel to a place to do so. I guess ‘without restrictions’ is what I meant to say.
  4. Nature. Nature makes me happy. I love being outside, I love exploring the woods, walking through fields, picking the occasional berry as I walk past them. Nature is wonderful and the fresh air can always make you feel better. (Apart from during the pollen season, I always feel like death then).
  5. Being organized, that always makes me happy. I hate being messy, I hate not having things neatly put in place. Having a clean and organized home is my favorite feeling. It really helps me with feeling accomplished in life. Doesn’t matter how messy my head is as long as my home is clean.

Five songs that makes me happy

I don’t really have any overly joyful happy songs, so I’ll share some that makes me feel content, makes me feel wholesome. I think I have shared all of these before, but my favorites rarely change.

  1. Pvris – Half
  2. Meg Myers – Motel
  3. Blink 182 – I Miss you
  4. Highly Suspect – Bath Salts
  5. Chaos Chaos – Do you feel it

Five bloggers that makes me happy

I guess it’s more than 5, oops. And in no particular order.

  1. Michala
  2. Karalee
  3. Reeva
  4. Rei
  5. Storm
  6. Grace
  7. DanniiJane ( you can just share your response in the comments, it probably doesnt fit in with the travel blogs 🙂 )
  8. Abby
  9. Lisa (hey this isn’t an award! 🙂 )