Holiday Giveaway – The Winner

While the christmas clock is slowly winding down, I find myself getting very ready to leave exams and school work behind and enjoy the holidays with loved ones!

Thank you very much to the people who participated in my giveaway! The lucky winner is:

 NINA!

 

CONGRATULATIONS! I hope the prize brings a little extra joy to you this holiday.

Nina has been contacted directly.

Happy holidays!

 

Christmas decorations

We live in a pretty small apartment, which means that pretty much every corner and surface is being used. That leaves very little room for christmas decorations, but we managed to find just a little bit of space for just a couple of things. Continue reading

Holiday giveaway! (Ended)

The holidays are upon us, and to make this time a little extra sweet, I am giving away 3 Sally Hansen nail polishes!

The polishes you can win are

IMG_3569.JPGfrom left to right: Perfectly Poppy (815) – Pedal to the Metal (330) – Goldie Flocks (818).

You can enter via the Rafflecopter – it is mandatory to follow the blog via WordPress, Bloglovin’ or email and then there are several optional possibilities that will earn you even more entries!

You can enter until midnight on 19th december (Danish time) and I will announce the winner on the blog on the 20th.

The giveaway is open worldwide!

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The polishes were bought with my own money.

What I got for my birthday

As you might know, I turned 22 last thursday – thank you for all of your greetings on the day! That just made it even more special!

I got a bunch of lovely presents and I thought I’d share them with you.

I got a new rain coat because the other one was totally worn out. I also got The Sims 4, which is downloading as I am writing this.

I got a Kähler vase called ‘lovesong’ which has the lyrics to The Beatles’ ‘All You Need Is Love’ printed on it – of course I had to have that!

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In the book department I got two – The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes and The Illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in the Danish edition – it is SO beautiful!

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In the make-up department I got the L’Oréal Nutri Gold Extraordinary Oil Day Creme and the Rimmel London Wonderfull Wake Me up mascara in extra-black. I also got some nail polish, but I’m going to throw that in with my post tommorow, which will be about my nail polish finds of November.

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It’s my birthday today!

It’s my birthday today!

As Taylor Swift says it, “I’m feeling 22” 😉

We don’t have any lessons today, so that leaves plenty of time for “hygge” (having a nice time).

Jonas made me breakfast and I just took a brownie cake out of the oven so it’s ready for dessert served with ice cream. My parents are coming over for dinner. I might do a “what I got for my birthday”-update later this week.

I also had time to apply nail polish because it wouldn’t be my birthday without a fresh coat of nail polish. My birthday mani this year is not very birthday-ish, but very season appropriate. I was inspired by this mani.

Winter wonderland 1Winter wonderland 2Polishes used:

  • Maybelline – Winter Baby
  • Maybelline – Light it up
  • Maybelline – Nearly Black
  • White and black acrylic paint

 

Have a nice day!

Lighting the christmas lights

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We just got back from the city where they just lit the big christmas tree and all of the christmas lights throughout the city. Although I personally believe they should wait until 1st December, it is impossible not to be impressed by the moment when every face in the crowd lights up and the whole city gets ready for christmas. There where so many people – it sure was something different from what I’m used to in the smaller city I come from.

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My participation in Dewey’s 24h readathon

This time around, I will participate in Dewey’s 24h readathon, which is basically a worldwide event where you read for 24 hours or as long as you are able to participate and there are cheerleaders and prizes and all sorts of nonsense. The starting time is syncronised to the world’s timezones so everyone starts and ends at the same time. We are still 3 hours away from kick-off, so there is still time for a late sign-up if you are interested! You can check out their website here and the starting times where YOU live here. Continue reading

Juggling your responsibilities

Now, the headline of this post might seem like I’m about to offer some advice on how to juggle your responsibilities, but in fact it is the quite opposite. It is just one, big jumble of my thoughts.

These days I’m struggling to find a good balance between doing the things I should be doing as opposed to the things I want to do.

I have all sorts of ‘life’-stuff to consider. What is my bachelor’s project going to be about? What should I study for my master’s degree – and where?

On top of all the big decisions, I have all sorts of smaller, everyday things to attend to. Cleaning, studying, cooking and finding a job.

It just seems like I can never find the energy or desire to do any of those things. They all fill up my mind at once so I don’t know where to start, so I just.. don’t start on anything. It is so much easier to put on another episode on Netflix or get my computer out or something. The responsibilities can wait, right? Well, they can’t wait much longer anymore.

Do you know that feeling? Having too much inside your head to actually get anything productive done? Telling yourself that it’s alright to push your responsibilities aside for a little while, but then never really relaxing anyways?

Weekly Round-up

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Monday to Tuesday my friend Laura and I were at the spa where we stayed in this amazing room! Apartment goals! Behind the wall was a small wardrobe (which would of course have to be bigger in my home 😉 ) and it was the nicest room, I have ever stayed in! The offer we’d gotten included the spa and a 4 course meal and breakfast – the food was amazing, but the desserts were a huge fail. Continue reading

Temptations I couldn’t pass up on today

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Today, we had to go into the city to buy a present for my boyfriend’s father’s 60th birthday and we had no ideas as to what we were going to buy for him, so we had to take the full tour of the shopping street – meaning stumbling upon a few temptations, some of which we couldn’t walk by however hard we tried.

We got these two mason jars which we were going to use for spaghetti – turns out the tall one isn’t tall enough for the spaghetti, so we’ll have to decide if we don’t mind them sticking up a little or if we want to do something else with it. The smaller one is still going to hold pasta.

A new shop had opened, a tiny shop with what I like to call hippie-hardware – one-of-a-kind items that aren’t mass-produced – or with a look that is meant to fool you into thinking that. Nonetheless, these kind of shops have popped out everywhere lately, and I really like them. Anyways, this new one (where we also bought the mason jars) had these cute little plastic water bottles that we had to have.

Lastly, I couldn’t walk past the rack outside the book shop that had a 3 for 10 £ sale. I haven’t heard of any of the books, but they appear to be part of – or closely related to – the chick-lit genre, which is always a hit with me.