MAC Waterweight Foundation

For some time now I’ve been using the MAC Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation in NW20. The formula is light and runny. I like how easily it blends into the skin and the silky finish it leaves. Usually I use a buffing brush when applying the foundation, but I’ve also used a damp beauty blender with good results. One really impressive thing about this product is the pipette, it makes everything less messy and contributes to a super quick application to the face.

If you have really oily skin I suggest using a powder to set the foundation. I have dry-normal-combination skin and I use powder only in my t-zone. Sometimes if my skin is more dry than usual I don’t set it with powder but with Urban Decay’s All Nighter Spray.

My overall impression of this product is positive, and I like it a lot! Especially on good skin days when I don’t have much redness or spots to cover up.

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Weekend + New Haircut

A week or two ago me and my husband went over to some friends for some wine and company. At the moment it was very stressful at work for all of us, so it was really nice to relax with good music, talking, and, lots of cheap wine :D My dress is from NLY Trend.

It feels weird to see my hair this long since I had it cut yesterday. The funny thing is that in photos my hair looks somewhat healthy and strong, but in reality it was anything but. Every time I washed it, it was a pain in the butt to comb it out. And when I managed to comb it out, 5 minutes later it was all tangled again. The overall hair quality was dry and extremely damaged from bleach, sun, lack of cutting it… My hairdresser also said that one side was particularly damaged in proportion to the other which she found odd. Imagine the relief when I woke up this morning and my hair was smooth and shiny! Sure, it’s WAY shorter all of a sudden, but I couldn’t be happier about it. Anyway, here’s how it looks now :-)

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Wear to Work #5

Hello again!
December is just around the corner and I can’t believe how fast the days are passing by. It feels like only yesterday I accepted November as the new month. Oh well. Here’s an outfit I wore to work the other day. I love how it looked put together but still warm. My secret was two pair of tights, and a shirt underneath my jumper.

Grey Tights, Black Pencil Skirt, Belt with Gold Details from H&M / Emerald Green Jumper from Vila / Watch from Gant

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Winter Tag

Winter is officially here! We’ve had snow already in Sweden, but now it has melted away (at least where I live). I like snow so that’s kind of a bummer! Hopefully it will snow again soon :) Anyway, I decided to do this fun winter tag that has circulated on the Internet.

  • Top 2 Winter Beauty Essentials

I would say a good lip balm, of any kind really, just because my lips get dry during winter. I love Carmex, Burt’s Bees, and EOS. My second beauty essential is a good face moisturizer preferably with a brightening effect for the obvious reason of the dull skin you get this season.

  • Top 2 Winter Fashion Essentials

This one’s easy – a nice, warm, coat and classic black gloves. My favorite coat this season is a beige one from Zara which I’ve fell in love with. It goes well with any outfit and adds a real stylish effect to them. My favorite gloves this season is a pair from Gina Tricot. The bottom side is in real leather while the top side is in faux-suede. The inside is lined in the softest fabric.

  • What shoes do you tend to wear the most in the winter?

Mostly Chelsea boots just because I feel like they never go out of style. My favorite boots at the moment are from Vagabond. I like over-the-knee boots as well, and my favs are from Miss Selfridge. They’re black in faux-suede with the most flattering block heels.

  • Favorite Winter Accessory

I’ve already mentioned the gloves, but other than that, a warm scarf is a must for me.

  • Favorite Winter Nail Polish

As for now, I’m into Essie nail polishes., especially “A-list,” which is a red color I fancy during winter. But you can also never go wrong with a black color, preferably Essie’s ”Licorice” polish.

  • Hot Cocoa or Apple Cider?

I like both. It depends on my mood which one I prefer. Sometimes I think that hot cocoa is too sweet, and sometimes it’s just right.

  • Favorite Winter Candle?

I don’t have a favorite. However, I like different ”winter scents.” For me those are: vanilla, apple, and cinnamon.

  • Snowboarding or Skiing?

I have never tried either.  Or I have tried cross country skiing. Once. It wasn’t really my thing since I got stuck in a hill. I was 7 years old.

  • Have you ever gone Ice Skating? Are you any good or do you FAIL miserably?

Ice Skating I have done. I’m actually pretty good for a beginner. The only thing I haven’t mastered in ice skating is how to skate backwards…

  • Does it snow where you live?

I live in Sweden, so yes, it does snow here.

  • Have you ever made a snowman?

Absolutely! But it’s been a while since.

  • What holiday do you celebrate?

I celebrate New Year’s Eve (and all the Holiday Sales :p).

  • Favorite Christmas/Holiday song?

I don’t really have a favorite. But when I was younger I loved Mariah’s ”All I Want For Christmas.”

  • Favorite Christmas/Holiday movie?

It’s not really a Holiday movie I guess, but for me it’s all the Harry Potter movies. I watch them every Christmas-break (and I even include a few of them in my teaching).

  • What is your favorite winter treat? (candy cane, gingerbread, etc…)

Anything chocolate-y is yum.

  • If you were to ask Santa for one thing and you were guaranteed to get it, what would it be? (even if you don’t celebrate Christmas)

I would ask for acceptance among people. That we accept one another just the way we are, religiously, spiritually, personally… I think that if we did that we would be happier and live more peacefully. There’s too much hate out there from people ”who ought to know”, when in fact the hate are opinions based on ignorance and stupidity uttered from people who don’t know.

  • Do you have anything fun planned for this winter?

Well, December 7th we’re going on our honeymoon to Dubai so that’s pretty exciting! Other than that I will try to bake as much as I can, spend time with friends and family, relaxing with good movies and TV-shows, and of course, do some Boxing Day shopping!

That’s all from me! I hope you liked this tag! Tomorrow is Friday and I can’t be more excited – just for the sake that it’s the start of the weekend. ❤︎

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