Lost Track… Sorry!

For those who aren’t interested in me and personal posts, the only thing you need to read is:  I’ll be back with more beauty related posts soon. For the rest of you, Well hello. I’ve been feeling quite lost lately. So motivation to write in the blog… 0%. I’m sorry. This is why.

Blog.
I have so many amazing things to show but since I have been focusing everything that I have…time, energy, focus…everything…in my new job, I feel overwhelmed with the change that even though I have taken photos, I just haven’t had the feels to write what I think about them or any inspiration of using beauty products. (Of course, with exception for the amazing Moschino fragrance I had to blog about directly!) I have been changing up my skincare and gotten a number of new polishes to play with but again. Once I’m feeling better I will get around to showing you all some new stuff.

Work.
I think I may be a little off also because of work. My work-partner in crime is about to have a baby, leaving me to take the reigns at work and I am not feeling as confident in creating the relationships that are needed for this roll… Relationships I haven’t had time to build in order to do my job. Don’t get me wrong. I love my job. I like my coworkers/bosses and I know I could do a good job…But with anyone I meet, I invest so much of my time and energy building up a foundation which takes time. Time I apparently do not have for this next deadline.

Physical.
My sleep rhythm is totally off or rather not even existing at the moment and I have started grinding my teeth which means that I have increased my stress level after fighting to keep it down. I’m worried that I may be slipping back into that me I was a few months back. I haven’t 100% separated my work from my private/personal time which I believe is taking a toll. As any new employee, I want to be able to prove that I can and that I am the right person for the job. But am I?

I have started eating better, drinking more water (which is huge for those of you who know me!) and also bringing in Yoga in my morning routine just to make sure I am keeping my body balance. Hopefully it will help me get back to my regular routine.

For those of you who read through this, thanks for “listening.” I’ll be back, Just need some time!

/Så. Jag ber om ursäkt att bloggen har varit lite tyst. Är ni bara här för skönhet så jag återkommer med skönhetsinlägg snart men för er som vill veta mer om vad händer.

Blogg: Jag har mycket att visa men tyvärr ingen motivation då jag lägger ALLT jag har i nya jobbet som tar mycket på mig. Jag har började med en ny hudvårdsrutin bl.a men bara ingen motivation för tillfället och jag ber om ursäkt.

Jobb: Jag tror jag kan vara lite off pga jobbet. Kanske pga min partner in crime ska föda snart och lämnar mig med något jag känner inte att jag har fullt kontroll över. Mycket av mitt jobb handlar om förhållanden och med alla jag träffar så spenderar jag verkligen allt jag har för att skapa en perfekt bas till den som gör att jag blir oerhört stressad för att det tar tid jag inte har.

Fysisk: Jag sover riktigt dåligt och började gnisslar på tänderna. Min stress nivå är farligt högt och jag är lite orolig att jag kommer gå tillbaka till hur jag var för några månader sen. Jag har inte lyckats separera jobb och privat än som jag tror är det som gör det lite svårt att komma tillbaka. Som ny på ett jobb så vill man prestera och visa att jag är den perfekta till detta jobb…men är jag det? Jag börjar äta nyttigare, dricker mer vatten (och ni som känner mig vet hur stort just det är!) och även började med Yoga på morgonen bara för att balansera min kropp och förhoppningsvis det hjälper mig komma tillbaka till rutin.

Lovar jag kommer tillbaka. Behöver bara lite tid!

 

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Chi Chi Clothing * Gorgeous Dresses, Sad Fit.

So I pulled out my card and bought myself two dresses for the Gala next week and the dresses finally arrived. I was soo excited since they are perfect A-line with lace. My favorite combination in a dress for my round body. I opened my package and two BEAUTIFUL dresses with gorgeous embroidery and I bought them both on sale so it was just win-win all the way! I bought both dresses a size larger than I normally am as I thought that if they were too big, I could get them altered rather than chancing on sending them back and waiting for the package to come in. I even bought two dresses just in case the gold and blue just didn’t work with my complexion.

So you can see, absolutely BEAUTIFUL dresses and on sale for approximately 400kr each. However. When I pulled them up, I could only get the zipper half way! My boobs were just not having it and my over arms were just too fat. *CRY*!! So I just left a return package back to chi chi with these amazingly beautiful dresses and yet again, I am dress-less for the gala next week..

I’m seriously now considering a one piece. Maybe I can bling it out with rhinestones and sequins?

/Jag köpte två oerhört snygga klänningar inför galan nästa vecka från chi chi clothing som var rekommenderat till mig från en bloggvän men när jag provade klänningarna jag kunde inte dra upp det över brösten och mina armar är för tjocka! Sååå besviken! Nu är de på väg tillbaka till UK men gud va ledsen jag blev då de är verkligen hur snygg som helst i verkligheten! Nu har jag ingen klänning till galan igen… jag funderar på kanske en one piece är det jag ska ha på mig. Bör väl finns ett sätt att blinga upp den med strazz och sequins?

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The decision of curtain ties… * Home Deco

Renovating and decorating is a never ending process! I would know since only 2 years later I’m looking at curtain ties! We have an old english theme to our apartment. Not all the way nautical but still some touches of navy blue and beige. I just recently purchase pretty flowery curtains but we want them to be pulled back a bit but finding curtain ties is a difficult task!  I know that curtain ties aren’t very popular here in Sweden but growing up you couldn’t have curtains without them (and also a rod cover so you don’t see the top of the curtains..also something not so popular here!)

Anyway. These are the ones I’ve come down to:

All of these are gorgeous and easily found on Ebay, but again. Question is. Which ones should I go for? Should they be different for each room like the curtains?

Decisions.

/Vi har renoverat och dekorerat sen vi flyttade in för 2 år sen. Jag vill köpa nya gardin hållare som är inte så populär att ha här i Sverige så jag hittade några på Ebay som jag vill klicka hem…men vilken? Tema hemma är Old English med en touch nautical med inslag av navyblå och beige…

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Daisy Beauty Awards * What to Wear?

Daisy Beauty Awards 2017 is slowly creeping up on us! This would be the first gala that Daisy Beauty will host and I am so glad to be a part of it! I am not much of a dress person so finding the perfect outfit for being a hostess for the event has been utterly difficult since there are soo many beautiful options! Here are a few of my top picks!

 

Miss Selfridge (849kr) | NLY Eve (799kr) | Miss Selfridge (699kr) | NLY Eve (699kr) | NLY Eve (699kr)

Bubbleroom (599kr) |  Vera Moda (389kr) | Goddiva (699kr) | Goddiva (899kr) |  Make Way (499kr)

ChiChi (£68) | ChiChi (£65) |  ChiChi (£68) | ChiChi (£73) | ChiChi (£67)

And these are only the ones from three difference sites.. there are just soo many more!

Which dress or dress style would you like to see me in?

 

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Monday Matters | Back from London & New Job

Where have I been? I have been MIA and for good reason!

After the DaisyBeauty Expo, I took a long weekend in London on the 19th until yesterday evening. A bit of a spontaneous trip and well worth it. Here you can see just a few of the sights I walked around the city to see. I ate good comfort food (KFC, Dominos, Chipotle… you know, what we don’t have in Sweden haha!), went shopping (primark was a must… a few times…) and just spent time outdoors and creating blisters on my feet. Perfect long weekend.

London trip

As you may have seen, the blog has been quiet lately and it has just been because I have been trying to take some me time and try to gather my energy after this weirdly started year. Just a few days after being laid off, I was given the opportunity to start working with Daisy Beauty Magazine which I started today and I am very thankful and excited for the opportunity.

It has been a very rough January and I believe things are looking up. I did realize that though I have gone through so much worse and after getting a pretty hard beating this time around, I really needed to take the time off and get back from just being able to keep my head above water to being able to breathe again.

I hope you all understand! I promise after getting settled into the new job that I would be back to regular reviews, looks and all that wonderful stuff. I do have a lot to share.

Much Love, Jasmine

 

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Summary Sunday: DaisyExpo 2017

What a weekend! Daisy Expo has always been the number one highlight of the year! It’s the first big bang in the winter gloom and this year it is just that extra special because I too am now a part of the Daisy Beauty Gang!

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I will be starting with Daisy Beauty as their Sales Rep together with Kicki, Sam & Beauty By K. I am very excited for this opportunity (and quite nervous too!) and cannot wait to share my experiences with you all! As for now, my blog will stay here and I will take a look at options if I would like to move to the Daisy Portal or stay on my own domain. Let me know in the comments what you think I should do? 

Anyway on to the more interesting stuff! DaisyExpo 2017! Though I was invited as a blogger, I was able to jump right in and help out! I did of course keep my camera handy though! The first day was lectures and unfortunately I only got to sit in one of them, the rest of my day went to help set up the exhibition for the day after so this post is all about day 2 of the Expo!

Day 2: DaisyExpo 2017

Lets start on the bottom floor!

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Garnier had the most beautiful flower arrangements! I snapped the whole progression and it was just fantastic to see the final result of the room! They released four new series in the Respons and one of them has Maple extract and castor oil! It says to detangle, revitalize and care so I am super excited to be able to try it out!

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Akademikliniken was also present with their latest Pure Glow Oil (ca. 1700kr/30ml) and they also had competitions throughout the day! The Pure Glow oil is a highly concentrated Vitamin C that works against early aging and also works on lustre and elasticity.

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New to this year is Cinq Mōndes! I got in contact with this brand I believe a year or so ago so it was great having them present! Cinq Mōndes Spa Paris is a beautiful French Spa brand which is created by Jean-Louis Poiroux.

DaisyExpo 2017A return was from Kiss with their new Blooming lashes, Fabby Style with their glass nail files, and Vita Liberata with a 10 minute mask… but this time they also had a new brand called AtacheThe brand has 30 years of experience within Dermatology and was founded in 1983 with ASAC pharma.

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Speaking of Paris, Farao from Dior held mini fragrance trainings in the Diro room. I thought that their worksamples were so freakin exclusive! And not to mention their new Spring Collection is so colorful and all about the Gradations! PS: did you know that Dior has now Boy George and Rami Malek as new faces of Dior?! Mums!

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Rosenserien was a stand full of smiles! This brand is a swedish organic skincare brand and I love their lipbalms! They have just released the lavender one (again!) and I would love to give that one a try! (Though I do have the other 4 in every pocket and bag haha!)

DaisyExpo 2017Ellos was a newcomer to the Expo and they had a mini living room that was super cozy! They servered these huge gorgeous looking cupcakes too! Makiash also was a part of the Ellos stand and I can honestly say that I have never tried anything from the brand (nor from Ellos for that matter!). I would love to give that loose powder and that highlighter a whirl from Makiash but also the Take a shower products from Ellos Beauty!

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L’Occitane is a brand I haven’t had all that much contact with but the ladies were so welcoming and the room smelt like a french spa! I loved the tranquility they set up in their room and they were offering hand massages!

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Another favorite room was Scandinavian Cosmetics with Escada, Tweezerman, Max Factor and even Lacoste! Escada is celebrating 25 years of summer frangraces with their latest: Fiesta Carioca (420kr/30ml)! They also demoed the two new Lacoste L.12.12 fragrances for him and her AND also had the amazing Makeup Artist Tomas Lenneryd who you can see here doing Kicki’s makeup with Max Factor!

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Also new for this year was Toni & Guy with Alf Sörensen. I have had much contact with Alf Sörensen during my Sephora days and it was awesome to see that they have gotten the haircare brand. The room smelt yummy AND they were also serving scones!

Whew! I hope you all are still with me?

Let’s take the stairs to the second floor!

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Derma ProMedical is also new and they took bookings- They also had this awesome LED mask that could be used in treatments. You can see Monas Universum trying it out above! They also introduced the Tebiskin products which are new to me so hopefully I would be able to try them out soon!

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I was so excited to see that Yves Rocher was at the expo this year! They had a beautiful room filled with greens! They had white flowers that decorated around their products and they even took in these awesome Mojito Paralines that looked like dinosaur eggs! Guests also had the opportunity to get their skin scanned at Yves Rocher.

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Palina was also great to see since I bumped into them at other exhibitions earlier. They worked on new skincare which they then presented at this years expo! How awesome is that? The packaging is so colorful but classy! I had my eye on the Fairy Scrub and the Overnight Mask haha!

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Olaplex was the perfect lounge area! They spoke of their step 3 (259kr) and the women there were so fun to be around too!

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Guests had the opportunity in doing a skinscan at Eucerin and set up a new skincare routine! I personally was very interested in their sun products haha! I am obsessed with sunscreen and I saw that they had a 50+ sun fluid (129kr/50ml) that is mattifying for the face and for sensitive skin!

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Apoteket‘s set up was elegant in mirrored black! This matches their products super well but gosh, a bit difficult to photograph! I have not personally tried their products (yet) but they looked super interesting!

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GHD had amazing stylists who offered to do some blowouts, here you see Alexander working his magic!

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Revlon is also a newbie at this year’s expo and I loved that they used the scene in the screening room! They set up and made beautiful curls! Here you can see the beauty Amanda getting her hair done! They recently released their Be Fabulous series!

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Here you can see Tanja from L.Y.X Cosmetics fixing some Lacqua & La Chrome on Linnea Öst. I personally am obsessed with L.Y.X and love the women and the concept behind the brand.

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Acasia Skincare is new for me and my (now) coworker Beauty By K wrote about them earlier so I can’t wait to try them out on my skin!

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M Picaut released the Hydra Lagoon Overnight Mask (499kr/50ml) that has Malachite, Niacimide and Hyaluronic Acid. I was able to take one home on the first day and tried it. It did have a strong scent BUT worked wonders on my extremely tired skin! I need to try it longer before I can completely comment.

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AnneMarie Börlind released three new masks: Anti-Aging Cream Mask, 2 in 1 Black mask and Hydro Gel Mask! I am seriously needing the latter two!

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L’Orèal stood for the most out of this world transformation from conference room to Paris Apartment! They even covered the windows to make it look very parisienne AND there was even a parisienne living there during the expo! How cool is that? They released loads of new cleansers, makeup and I am loving the new Botanical Series! I will probably do a separate post showing all these news!

I had an incredible two days and I really hope the guests and exhibitors also had a great time. Let me know what you’d like to see more of. What brand are you looking forward to reading about here?

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Monday Matters: The Reset Button

Welcome to another Monday Matters! Today we’ll be discussing the Reset Button.

The what? Yes. The Reset Button. The exact button  I pressed last week! Much of our day to day is all about routines to follow, going to work, going to the gym (ok, I will sooner or later!), having breakfast, lunch, dinner… There’s quite a bit that comes in that routine such as mental and physical weights of well. stuff. I talk quite a bit from my own experience as for those who know me, I am intense. To the point that I find doing things as relaxing.  I work fulltime, I study fulltime, I blog fulltime and of course I’ve got renovations, my loss of job (so job searching), and so on and so forth. I multi-task like there is no tomorrow and even when I am suppose to be resting during, for example, a flu, I’m up and organizing, cleaning or just doing something.

What happens when allt this stuff: worry, stress, anxiety, what it now could be, gets backed up? We get unbalanced. We start taking it out on other people. We get tired. My answer. The Reset Button! Ok, I do wish I had one of those physical red buttons to press and voilà! but I’m talking more metaphorically. I noticed that I sometimes say out loud “I can’t do this anymore” or “I need to go away” and not really knowing what “this” is or where I needed to go away to. The reset button is so important for well-being because it is when I start saying these things that I realize I am just that much closer to an unnecessary meltdown.

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Here are 3 super simple tips to help you press that mental Reset Button!

1. Weekly Intentions – Adjust your Goals

I’m a lister. I list everything and I love organization. But it gets to a point where you can just do so much and that is ok! If you are feeling that your to do list is longer than your can do list, cut it down. Prioritize! I divide my lists in 2. The stuff I must do, the stuff I’d love to get done. From there I choose 3 of each. 3 to accomplish daily and 3 within the week/month.

2. Quiet Time!

I’ve recently been taking 15 minutes of my day to just sit and clean out my thoughts. Meditation of some sort. By giving yourself the time, you can gain more energy to reset. This also helps with point 1 by the way. By cleaning out the extra stuff, you will be able to see what’s most important to you.

3. Make YOU happy & Say No.

I cannot for the life of me say no! It’s so hard especially when I know that I have the ability to do whatever it is but you need to put yourself first sometimes and that also includes saying no. If you can’t deal with whatever it is, don’t. Take a step back if you need to. I personally have gotten to a point where I remove myself from the situation completely and travel instead. Even if it’s just another city or a country all together. Getting away makes me happy and helps me recharge and reset but if you don’t have the opportunity to travel there are other ways too! Get energy from friends? Go see them! Feel happier going to the movies alone? Then do that instead! Do you get lost in books? Read one! Get lost in music? Listen to your favorite tracks.

Just get away from the “stuff” and back to that balanced YOU.

Do you feel that you wish you had a physical reset button? What do you do when you need to reset life?

 

 

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Summary Sunday | Monday Matters, Best of & Alchemist | w.1

A week of tough self realization. A Week of reflections and of new beginnings!

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I am so thankful for this week and this start of the year. I have learnt so much in so little time that I do not regret a single moment of it and would not change it for the world.

Monday Matters

 

I kicked off 2017 with Monday Matters, actually with a new theme set up for the blog. You may see that every other day I have some sort of theme such as Monday Matters, Works for me Wednesday, First Impression Friday and even Summary Sunday! I am not 100% sure if I will follow the themes to a point as of course there will be events etc that will also occur on these days but in general I think it could be a nice change!

 

 

sunday Summary beauty superlatives 2016I also showed you my best of the best of last year! It took a while for me to organize due to the personal stuff but I found such amazing products last year that deserved a mention.

 

Kat Von D Alchemist PaletteI also received my Kat Von D Alchemist Palette and did a First Impressions with swatches on different backgrounds! I also tried a new swatch technique instead of finger swatches so hopefully these were appreciated more!

 

 

sunday Summary lykoSomething I did not write about is a little haul I got from Lyko. I needed to get a hold of new “Faith” lashes from Depend so I ordered myself two new pairs. Along with that purchase I also got mini Heal shampoo & conditioner from Maria Nila as I have dyed my hair…again. AND I decided on getting the HH Simonson Sugar Skull wet brush too! It was time for a change!

 

 

sunday Summary jewellry armoireOther than being laid off and struggling personally with accepting that decision, I also received my jewellery armoire that I ordered before Christmas but it came shattered.  I have contacted them for a return but no answer yet!

 

 

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I finally got my butt off the couch and bought myself a full set up of new bras from Lindex for 100kr/piece!

 

 

 

 

sunday Summary hallway renovationLastly, I have also been renovating our hallway so it’s been a very eventful week!

 

 

 

 

 

How was your first week of 2017? What did you accomplish? What went wrong? Share in the comments!

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