Happy Weekend

I love summer, I really do, but it’s just….it’s a lot right now. A lot of summer – heat, humidity and everything is on shut down. Nothing gets done and no one replies to emails etc. I’m bored of summer (?!! eeh)

If a couple of months could just pass, a little quicker, a little faster – fast forward to welcoming our Massimo, to a cool fresh breeze and being able to settle in to our new home. Patience was never my strong side but sometimes you have no choice. So I try to pass time by studying for a driving licence, as no, I don’t have one yet. It’s such a snooze fest! But I’m determined this time, so I’ll leave the blog for now and return to this boiling hot coffee shop, my hair sticking to the back of my neck and my Kinnie just finished….

Golden Bay a couple of weeks ago xox

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Björk & Berries Body Oil Wild Strawberries

“Fast absorbing body oil with vitamin E and organic rapeseed-, wild strawberry seed-, elderberry seed- and olive oil, rich in antioxidants. Creates smooth and deeply hydrated skin with an instant glow. Spray onto your whole body after showering or as required. Can also be applied to face for deep hydration and to hair to give softness and shine.  100% natural origin. Natural perfume of wild strawberries from Högbo.”

A nice surprise gift from J!

I use it after I’ve showered and surely; it absorbs very quickly, has a subtle scent and hydrates enough not to use additional lotion etc. The only thing that didn’t work for me is “can also be applied to hair to give softness and shine”. It was more of a  buttery shine, and the hair became heavy on that particular part where I tried it. So, I will keep using it on my body and possibly face, but skipping the hair. The bottle looks very cute btw, deserves a visible spot in the bathroom :)

 

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my latest article for Femme Magazine

This article is all about tanning. Real tan vs fake tan.

It surprised me when I was reading up on the subject how little we know about the importance of Vitamin D. You always hear about Vitamin A, B, C and E but not much about D. So many people suffer from a D deficiency since we spend too little time in natural daylight. It seems we either sit inside in front of a laptop or we go nuts on the beach, hours and hours soaked in spf 4 oil compared to years ago when people weren’t chained to their office or laptop and instead spent more time outdoors, able to soak up the vitamins but avoiding getting burned.

The right way to get the most out of the sun and its important health benefits is to spend a few minutes here and there, enough to take up the important vitamin, but not long enough for your skin to turn light pink. Once you know you’ll be long in the sun, apply sun lotion, or even better; cover up with long sleeves, hat and glasses!

 

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new @ the body shop – argan oil

I’m using the body butter at the moment. Curious about the massage soap though :)

 

Update: It’s like being followed by a giant mature cheddar cheese, that eventually gets stuck in your nose. That’s the lingering smell and dilemma with this body butter (cheese). So no, I can’t use this Argan Oil product. The wash may be nicer but I’m put off now…. :(

a thousand splendid suns

I don’t know why it took me so long to read this book but better late than never..!

Sad and frightening in one way but so full of love and beautiful moments on the other hand. I’m still not done so I can’t sum up the full story but nearly there and I’m glad I bought it finally.  Afghanistan –  a fascinating world with its people and religion, customs and culture. Unfortunately sharia law came into practice and that’s never a good thing. It’s a true disgrace and as much as it fascinates me, it scares me so much knowing people actually live by these rules, and to know that human beings came up with these insane thoughts and ideas?! There are no words for it – all you can do is pray that some day they’ll come to their senses…

 

 

beautiful scent by stella mccartney

It may not be the latest scent in the world of perfumes and lotions but it doesn’t matter because it’s surely a timeless scent. J’s mum gave me the lotion as a gift and after applying it I went for a short walk, after a while I said ‘what is that nice smell, it’s following me’. Maybe I had a blond moment hehe, just joking – it was of course the lotion leaving an amazing smell wherever I went :)

Stella explains to wwd magazine the name of the fragrance: “It comes from my dad’s nickname for my mum: “Linda I love you”. The name is also from the lily of the valley ingredient — I love it as a flower, and so did my mum — it’s delicate, feminine, innocent. It was part of my bridal bouquet. But I also wanted to explore its darker, more masculine side. It’s a woodland flower and I wanted to capture the roots and the earthy side of it.”

The composition is developed by Jacques Cavallier of unusual notes of truffle on top, made from natural extracts, lily of the valley in the heart and of oak moss at the base, which represents the sexy and sinister contrast to the flower in the heart. All the notes were chosen by Stella herself, who wanted a clean and uncomplicated fragrance”

 

Lily by Stella McCartney  Fragrances- Under the Christmas Tree ~ The Dolls Factory Magazine