Friday, March 22, 2013

Liebster awards ❤

A little while back I was nominated by the lovely Dany and Laura for the liebster award. Thank you so much for nominating me girls, it always makes me so happy to get something like that! And I also think the whole thing about the liebster award is such an amazing idea! I have done a post about the award before where I tag 11 people and all those things, you can read that here. In this post I am going to answer the questions from Dany and Laura, and btw, you should definitely check out both of their blogs, they're amazing! 

Dany's questions

1. If you could go back in time, would you choose a specific era in History? if so, which one and why?
This is kind of a hard question. It would be really fun to go back to around the turn of the 19th century (from the time of Pride and Prejudice and all that). With all the fun dresses and dances and all that. But at the same time there are a lot of things about that time that I don't think I would like too much. So I would definitely like to visit that time for a while, but I am pretty happy with the time I live in right now. 

2. What do you like to do on a Sunday evening?
I am pretty boring so  I really like to just relax on a Sunday evening. Maybe catch up in some youtube videos and blogs. Maybe watch a movie or do some stuff that I haven't had time to do earlier in the week. 

3. If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
I would LOVE to be able to be at any place at any given time. Like apparating in the Harry Potter books. That would just be amazing! 

4. What do you like the most about blogging?
I like that I actually get in contact with people and get to know people that I otherwise would never have met. I think the blogger community is such an amazing community where everybody encourages each other, and I love that. I also really like that I am able to share things I enjoy spending my time on with other people who enjoy the same things. 

5. Name two of your life goals.
I want to one day be in a steady situation with a loving husband and children, and I also really want to travel a lot and see different cultures. 

6. Do you speak any other languages?
I speak norwegian, english and a tiny, tiny bit of french. 

7. One person, one question. Who and what would it be?
This is another hard one.. I'm not sure. I 'll have to think about it and fill it in later, sorry!

8. What is/was your favorite subject at school?
Biology and geology. I actually liked school in general for the most part so I never really had a subject that I really couldn't stand. 

9.  Is there any movie or book that has changed your life in a significant way?
I don't think so.. I'm trying to think, but I can't really come up with any. I'm sure that if my brain would start working I would probably remember some as I love to read.. 

10. What is your favorite Holiday?
Christmas! Everything about it makes me happy! :)

11. Do you have a quote that you live by?
I don't think I really live by any quotes, but I have three quotes that have really inspired me lately:
 "No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying." 
"Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway."
"Don't compare your beginning to someone else's middle"
I just think they are really motivational, and they fit perfectly in my life right now. 

Laura's questions:

1. One make-up for the rest of your life, what would you choose?

2. Favourite item of clothing
Right now I have to say my new sweater from H&M which I showed in my spring haul.

3. What inspires your blog posts?
Other people's blogs, youtube, pinterest and just everyday events and things I love. I get my inspiration from a lot of different places. 

4. What's your favourite High Street clothes store?
H&M. I don't know if that counts as a high street store, but I think it does..?

5. What was the last piece of jewelry you purchased?
I can't even remember.. I think it was a necklace from H&M before Christmas. 

6. Where are you from?
I'm from Norway

7.  Heels or flats?

8. What is your favourite perfume?
DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom right now. 

9. Dream job?
I don't really know, and it has been a challenge for me over the past years. Right now I would probably say maybe clinical nutritionist because I have been really interested in that field lately. I am studying biology with additional math though, and I think I am going to enjoy something in that field as well. At least I definitely hope so!

10. Why did you start blogging?
It was something that I'd been wanting to do for a while and one day I just decided to do it. And a lot of the reasons are the ones in question 4 from Dany ;)

11. Do you have a middle name?
I really wish I did, but sadly I don't.. 

So those were all the questions. I hope you found this somewhat interesting. If you want to share some of your answers to any of these questions, please do below. And again, thank you so much for nominating me! 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

TAG: This or That?

I know I've been a little absent lately, and I'm really sorry. It's the last couple of weeks before spring break and everything is just crazy at school! I am going away for spring break exactly one week from today though, and I'm SOO excited. I can't wait to get away from the snow and cold and finally get some sunshine! I'm not sure how my internet situation will be while I'm away, but I'll definitely try to post something next week as well. I've been having so much fun with my blog so far, so I really want to keep it up! :)
Also, I've been nominated for a couple of Liebster Awards lately, so I'll definitely be doing a post about that next! It is still amazing to me that someone actually likes reading my blog and I really appreciate it and get so happy when I get nominated for that award :)

And so, on to the point of this post.. I filmed a This or That tag a couple of days ago. It looked like a lot of fun and it also seemed like it would be somewhat quick to do (as spare time has been pretty absent lately). So I hope you enjoy watching this video and I will have all the questions below it if you want to do a post on this as well! I definitely tag anyone who wants to do it! 

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The TAG:
blush or bronzer
lip gloss or lipstick
eye liner or mascara
foundation or concealer
neutral or color eye shadow
pressed or loose eye shadows
brushes or sponges

OPI or china glaze
Long or short
Acrylic or natural
Brights or darks 
Flower or no flower 

perfume or body splash
lotion or body butter 
body wash or soap
lush or other bath company 

jeans or sweat pants
long sleeve or short
dresses or skirts
stripes or plaid 
flip flops or sandals 
scarves or hats
studs or dangly earrings 
necklaces or bracelets 
heels or flats 
cowboy boots or riding boots
jacket or hoodie 
forever 21 or charlotte russe 
abercombie or Hollister
saks 5th or nordstrom

curly or straight
bun or ponytail
bobby pins or butterfly clips
hair spray or gel 
long or short 
light or dark 
side sweep bangs or full bangs
up or down 

Rain or shine
Summer or winter
Fall or spring 
Chocolate or vanilla 
East coast or west coast

So again, definitely do the tag if you want! :) 
And one more thing.. I've been really wanting to change my header and blog layout lately. I want something that is a little more colorful and spring appropriate. I really want to use the colors of the nail polishes I bought in my previous haul actually. Haha. So let me know what you think, and if you have any ideas as to what I should do, please leave them in a comment below! :)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Spring Haul 2013 ❤

I have been doing a little bit of shopping here and there recently, and as I've collected a few items over the last weeks I wanted to share them with you!

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I got three nail polishes from Essie, mainly because they were on sale and I'm just a sucker for nail polishes. The colors I got are (left to right) Watermelon, Fiji and Mint Candy Apple. I love all these colors and I actually think they look kind of good together as well. We'll see what I'll do about that. Haha..

I recently ran out of face wipes so I bought a new back of the Simple kind to skin facial wipes. They're pretty good and they are readily available so I just picked up another pack of those. 
I also got the Tangle Teezer because I've heard that it's supposed to be really good with tangly hair (hence the name). It is a good brush for brushing dry hair, but nothing overly exciting. On wet hair though, it is amazing! I love it! It makes brushing my hair after I get out of the shower the easiest task ever! 
And the last thing in this picture is a new pair of sunglasses. These are from H&M and I just needed to pick up a new pair because I couldn't find my old ones and we're going away for spring break in a couple of weeks. 

I god these to items from my boyfriends father who was visiting this weekend. It was so nice of him to bring be something! :) The first thing L'Occitane shower oil with almond oil and the second is the Origins incredible spreadable smoothing ginger body scrub. I haven't tried either of them yet, but both of them smell really good and I'm excited to use them. 

This sweater is from H&M, and it is probably my favorite item of the things I got. I am so excited to wear it!

This t-shirt is also from H&M. I love the color and the detailing on the shoulders, and I also love how soft and comfortable it is to wear!

I ripped my black pants a little while ago, and I used to wear those so much so I really needed a new pair. These were on sale at H&M, and they're the perfect plain black skinny jeans (although they're not really a jeans material).

And those were all of the things I got recently. I'm getting so excited for spring!! Why can't it just be here already?! I hope you are all excited for spring too. What is your one must have spring item that you could not live without? I would love to know, so please leave me a comment below :)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Chocolate Extravaganza ❤

Some of you that have been following my blog may know that I have a teeny tiny obsession with chocolate. Okay, a big one. I have done a couple of previous posts including chocolate like the Chocolate covered strawberries and the Nutella rolls. When I was little I didn't like chocolate.. And I think I am somehow making up for that now by having this obsession. I don't eat a crazy amount every day or anything like that, but it's just something about chocolate that makes me really happy.. Especially dark chocolate, I love it!!

Anyways, as some of you might now it was my birthday this last week and I actually recieved a lot of chocolate-y stuff for my birthday. My parents came to visit over the weekend so they brought some as well, and I also have one piece from Valentine's day which I think is really cute. So since I had all this chocolate I figured; why not share it with you all. Maybe you'll discover something new that you would like to try, or you can just look at all the pictures and be lucky that you are not going to be fat from all this sugar like I probably am!

These Twist chocolates were from my parents, and my mum actually made the little croched bowl! I think it's so adorable, and I'm definitely goint to do a DIY on that in the future. My favorite of these chocolates are the blue one in the middle and the black one above that (in the right picture). They are both a mixture of caramel and chocolate, but they're not too sweet which I like!

This is one of my all time favorite chocolates! It is amazing. It is70% cacao powder and it has pecan nuts and sea salt in it. It is divine and if you can get your hands on something like this you definitely should!

On my actualy birthday my boyfriend made me this Oreo cake. It is SO amazing and SO bad for you! Haha. It has Oreos (obviously), chocolate mousse, cream cheese, whipped cream and strawberries on it and it was heavenly! I might do a recipe post on this if you are interested?

I got this chocolate teddy for Valentine's day and it is so cute that I am never going to be able to eat it! And I got the heart from one of my best friends for my birthday together with some other stuff. It says Congratulations on the front, and I love it!

When my parents came to visit, they brought these chocolate chip cookies that my boyfriend's mum made. They are the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever tasted!

My mum brought these as well, and they are another one of my favorite things. They are almonds covered in chocolate and cinnamon. It may sound a little strange, but they taste SO good. I just want to eat them all day long!

The last thing I am going to share with you is this box of chocolate. Another thing from my parents and I just think these chocolates look so adorable. They look really fancy and pretty ad I love how some of them have pink on them. I haven't tried any of these yet so I don't know how they taste, but they definitely look amazing.

So that is everything. I hope you kind of enjoyed watching/reading about my chocolate crazyness.. Do you LOVEchocolate too or am I the only obsessive one? What is your one guilty food pleasure that you would have all the time if you could (and it wouldn't possibly give you a heart attack)?

I love you guys a lot! Thank you so much for reading my blog!