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On a Rainy Sunday…

photo-23-09-2016-13-10-10postIt’s a rainy Sunday morning, looks quite gloomy outside but just somehow feels calm and perfect for a day in. I’m currently boiling the kettle to make myself a nice cup of Teapigs Spiced Winter Red Tea. It has orange peel, cinnamon, ginseng, cloves and I just love it, makes me think of Christmas time.

Candles are another thing that makes the whole experience really cosy and relaxing. At the moment I’m burning this mini Apple & Blue Clover Candle from Voluspa, I adore their candles, they are coconut wax blend and hand-poured. The scent is floral with a hint of Magnolia and a bit fruity, thanks to the Apple but in a very elegant way, my boyfriend picked it up and he has great taste when it comes to scents.

A warm and soft blanket is always a must in such days and of course, a good book. I have a bad habit of reading several books at the same time but I’ve narrowed the number down to two in the past few weeks.
Cooking and baking bring me so much joy that I can’t miss the opportunity to fill the house with delicious aromas. Pity there are no Premier League games this weekend but we can snack on some pastries later, anyway.

I don’t feel like pampering too much today, however, I need a face mask a couple of times a week and Sunday’s choice is the Sephora Orchid Face Mask. These sheet masks are so easy to use and work wonders on my skin. The Lancôme Juicy Shaker in the shade 283 Berry in Love is a huge love of mine because it hydrates my lips beautifully, thanks to the oils in the formula, has a hint of colour and once the oils get absorbed, I’m left with a natural sheen on the lips. I might paint my nails because I just can’t get enough of the L’Oréal Paris Color Riche à L’Huile Nail Varnishes.

Sunday afternoon is perfect for planning the week ahead, so that will be done later, as well. I’m a bit old-fashioned when it comes to notes, I like writing them down on paper, as well as having them on my phone. And this is actually a way to remember them much easier.

This is my rainy Sunday plan or at least, some part of it. What are you doing today?

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Cosy Sunday

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It’s 3 degrees outside and in such days I just want to stay home. Plus, I really do like being at home, makes me feel calm, I can relax but I can also do something productive.

Usually, I use weekends to spend more time with my boyfriend inside or outside, to bake, to blog and such pleasant things.

It’s autumn/winter, so it calls for warm socks, hot drinks and nourishing skincare.

Lip balm is one of my favourite skincare items, I have at least two different in every room, bag, pocket, jacket, it’s a little bit crazy. The Body Shop Honeymania is one that I’ve had for a year probably but never opened it – why? Because I keep buying and lose track of what I have. It’s a delicious one, it’s really nourishing and cute.

I’ve mentioned how much I love Origins Charcoal mask here, I combine it it with a hydrating one and that’s why I use it only on my T-zone in the autumn and winter. It’s not drying but my cheeks need a little bit more hydration in the colder months.

Sunday is the perfect day for painting your nails, just pick your favourite shade and enjoy. I decided to turn Ciaté London‘s Beach House Collection from a summer set to a winter fairytale by combining two of the shades. First I apply the beautiful nude Amazing Gracie and then top it with a bit of sparkle from Party Shoes. It’s so pretty and festive, so nice that I can use this collection not only in the summer.

After my nail polish is dry, I like to apply hand cream because my hands tend to get super red and flaky when it’s cold, it’s painful, really painful. Luckily, Burt’s Bees Almond and Milk Hand Cream makes my hands soft, feels very soothing and smells wonderful. I just love their products!

When I’m finished with the tasks, my beloved Kindle and a snuggly blanket are my best friends to spend the time with.

How are you spending your cosy Sundays? Wish you a lovely one!

March Favourites

The first of my March favourites is an every-day-favourite and it’s the Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Hydrating Care. Since I have a combination to oily skin, this product helps my skin stay hydrated without being sticky. My skin gets softer, kind of mattified and nourished. And it has a pump! I just can’t say enough good words about the Eucerin products in general.

The second one is a hand cream and it’s the L’Occitane Shea Butter Subtle Violet Hand Cream. It comes in a limited edition and I actually got it in November last year when I was in London but I was loving it last month since the weather in Norway is still pretty cold. It’s a thick cream that smells amazing, makes my hands soft and gets absorbed quite fast.

Next one is also a hand product and it’s the Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. This cream is just so wonderful, it has natural ingredients, smells great, doesn’t leave a sticky film on your fingers, nourishes the nails and the cuticles and after using it, you have beautiful nails and no trace of dry cuticles.

I may be slightly obsessed with lip balms, I always take a look at new ones no matter how many I have. Some time ago I noticed a brand called Love & Toast and their pretty packaging. I’ve got a shower cream, a body butter and a lip balm. Later, the brand disappeared from Norway and there were no more of their products here. However, their Prickly Pear Lip Balm was the one that kept my lips hydrated last month. It has a light texture, it’s not sticky, smells fantastic, has organic oils and it’s not tested on animals! I use it daytime because at night I like to have a thicker balm on my lips. The thing that I don’t really like is that I have to use my fingers to get the product which means that I apply it only at home.

I’ve been searching for a new eye product that doesn’t burn my eyes but also works against my dark circles and makes me look less tired. And then it came! The Angelica Eye Roll-On by L’Occitane. I apply it day and night, my dark circles are still there but less visible I think. It’s a gel that smells fresh, it’s very gentle and suitable for all skin types. I keep it in the fridge for a fresher experience but unfortunately it wasn’t possible to find it in the town that I live so I had to purchase it.

The nail polish that I was often using in March was Essie’s Jag-u-are. For me it’s just the perfect red.

I’ve been totally loving my Arsenal white scarf during the cold month and seeing the weather outside, I’m pretty sure that we’re going to be often together in April as well.

The book that made the biggest impression on me last month was The Night in Lisbon by Erich Maria Remarque. It’s a tough one for me but Remarque is Remarque!