Norwegian Carrot Cake


As a Halloween special - here is an extra post on my blog! Before we start, I just want to remind you that tomorrow is the day that the November Blogchallenge starts! Yes, I will post an article on here every single day during November! Don't forget to follow me along this month! Wanna see where I'm gonna write about? Read it here!

Okay let's get started! We don't celebrate Halloween so abundantly here in Norway, but to give you a little extra on this special day - here's a delicious recipe for Norwegian Carrot Cake! This cake is perfect for autumn and winter (I'm gonna bake it for Christmas too). I only baked it once before, and everyone loved it - so here's turn 2. As requested from Nadia from Miel and Mint - here's the recipe for this delicious treat! I tried my best to make it as clear as possible, and to translate everything from Norwegian into English.

Mac Lipsticks: Brave and Faux


I am so happy at this moment, I can't even fully express what I feel right now. Yesterday I went to pick up my long-wanted package with 2 beautiful new Mac lipsticks. I've been wanting those lipsticks for a long long time, but since they're more than expensive enough to think twice about how to spend your budget wisely - I didn't think long when my new payment came in and ordered one. Well, two. Yolo. I suppose a girl can never have enough lipsticks.

Autumn Nails - Matte Grey


I love to experiment with nailpolish - and here I tried to make some sort of autumn look. I think the grey'ish colour is really autumny and the slight amount of glitters make them look a bit more festive as well. Clumsy as I am, I always mess up my nails right after I polished them! Who else has this too? Haha, I am surely not the only one! Therefore I didn't photograph my thumb, as that was messed up -_- Enjoy it anyways! 

Casual Autumn Outfit

A short outfitpost for the monday morning! 
This necklace I got from a penfriend in Iraq - The quote on the sword is Arabic and it says 'I God protect this person'.

I'm On Facebook!

Short update: My blog has it's own facebookpage since yesterday! I've been thinking a lot about if I should make one or not, but decided to go for it as I red on another blog that it might increase the amount of readers from my blog.

You can find my page here - don't forget to give it a Like, so you can get updates on my new blogposts!


The Importance of Bloglovin'


Most of you are probably already more or less familiar with the online blogger-community Bloglovin, so to you I might not have to explain the importance of Bloglovin, but this is for the readers that have a Bloglovin account but don't use it yet, the ones that are thinking about getting Bloglovin in the near future - and maybe for you who just wants some more information about Bloglovin.

Why is Bloglovin so important for a blogger like me?
Bloglovin is a platform for - the name already has it in it: people who love blogs. Through Bloglovin you can easily connect all your favourite blogs to your page and see their new updates in your feed. As a blogger, Bloglovin can be very beneficial as it keeps your readers being in touch with your blog and they will keep coming back to visit your blog.

Fall in Oslo

Last sunday I've been to Oslo with my fiancé to celebrate our 1 year engagement. It was a beautiful autumn day and perfect for taking outfit photos. 

Scarf: Pieces - Nailpolish: Catrice Hip Trip 01

Announcement of the November Blogchallenge!


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You readers have so much to look forward to, because the plan for November is to post an update every day! I looked around to find similar challenges but I couldn't find one that would really motivate me, so therefore I wrote one myself. I used examples from other challenges - and hereby I announce The 30 Day Blog Challenge for November 2015. The reason I'm posting it now halfway October is because if you want to join the challenge as well, you'll have some time to prepare and write your posts beforehand and plan them. 

AUTUMN MUSTS + My Personal Autumn Favourites



Yay, it's autumn! I hear you think - Wait, what? - How can people even like the autumn, it's cold and rainy and very depressing. Well, I LOVE autumn. Okay, maybe I'm a bit too optimistic now, but I just love being inside and write, work on my blog, read books and play games. Going outside and walk in the forest. Or run after it's rained. Did you know that Norway actually doesn't really know autumn and spring? It often starts snowing in October and that will stay until April. I don't mind, as the winter is actually my favourite season. In this post I'll write about 5 things that are absolutely a must to survive the autumn.

A Weekend in The Netherlands + Mini Shoplog


Last weekend I've been visiting my family in the Netherlands with JT. In this post I'll shortly write about the things we did and the things I bought there. Surprisingly I did not buy any clothes or shoes - nor have I been to Primark.

Friday
Our flight departed on friday evening around 7pm from Oslo Gardermoen airport. To get there I had to travel 2 hours by train first. Luckily I have a studentcard which is still valid, so I can get on for half price. At the airport I first bought a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks - just to make fun of the ever ongoing trend among young girls trying to be hipster. But I must say it was a good coffee. I had to wait an hour for my Jan Tore to arrive from his work. After we got through security, we bought some candy and goods for my family in the taxfree shop. Once on the plane, everything went very smoothly and - though I don't favour flying in the dark - I really enjoyed the flight. What surprised me the most was that we didn't get our passports checked at all! I could've just forgotten it and nobody would've cared, lol.
My parents picked us up from Amsterdam Schiphol airport and drove us home. It's a nearly two hour drive to where my family lives in NL. Oh - I forgot to say - the whole visit was planned as a surprise for my youngest brother Lars, as he had his birthday on saturday the 10th where he would turn 17.

Naked3 Palette From Ladyqueen.com


  Last summer I ordered this palette from the website ladyqueen.com - a cheap wholesale webshop where the majority of the products is produced in China. The Naked palette has been on my wishlist for quite some time, but since I find $50,- for the original Urban Decay one a bit too pricey for now, I decided to go for a duplicate and see how that works.

A Short Essay On Life's Annoyances.



Long time no see! I know...  I am someone who has many different hobbies, and some periods other hobbies are more time consuming than blogging. Add the lack of inspiration to that and you have my bloggidity in a nutshell. But now with my new layout, and the winter kicking in here, I'll write and post many more updates - so keep following up!

I am curious who actually reads or follows this blog. If you do, could you please like this blog with the Google Plus button, or follow on Bloglovin, or simply leave a comment?

So, do you know those typically annoying things that sometimes occur in life? Like for example when you lose weight - or at least someone means to SEE on you that you lost weight -which is in most cases true, and when you nod a confirmative 'yes',

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