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

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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?

Behind The Blog… featuring Nanna from Bottled In Denmark

The lovely Karen has featured me on her blog and I’m super proud, because being featured on her blog is a pretty big deal! If you don’t know Karen, now is a good chance! Karen had me answer a couple of questions – please check it out. I hope you like it!

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Mornin’ lovelies…

The smell in the room is diiiiiivine as I’m currently marinaded in Treacle Moon raspberry body butter, with a vanilla wax melt on the go and a mug of sweet tea by my side; can you guess I’m excited for autumn with such an array of sweet smelling goodies?! 😉 Which reminds me, thank y’all so much for your awesome comments on yesterdays post ‘The Getting Ready For Fall Haul’ it would seem quite a few of my new treats have caught your cosmetic craving eyes, but fear not as follow-up news and reviews will be on their way pronto ladies!

Talking of news: I have the gorgeous & super talented Nanna from Bottled In Denmark on the virtual sofa today… I’m sure many of you are already familiar with her sassy corner of the internet but for those of you who aren’t then do get yourself over pronto, otherwise you’re…

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Blog Tour Award

I was nominated by Claire to do this Blog Tour Award Tag: You should definitely check out her and her blog – it’s really worth a read! The tag is all about telling others about the creative process that you go through.

The Award Rules:

  • Pass the tour on to at least four other bloggers.
  • Give your nominees the rules and specify the Monday in which they should post their nomination answers.
  • Answer the four questions about your creative processes, which allows other bloggers and visitors to understand what inspires you to do what you do.
  • Compose this one-time post on a specific Monday (date TBC by your nominator).

Questions:

1. How does your work differ from others in your genre?

I’m not sure that it does. I mean, beauty-blogs are not very unique in the blogging world. I do try to vary my content so that you can’t anticipate my next post, otherwise I think it would get boring to read if it was just the same content over and over again. That is why I also throw in some post regarding other aspects of my life – to keep it fresh. Also, I think it is important to be honest in your reviews. That way other people will find you more reliable and come back for your other reviews.

2. How does your writing/creative process work?

If I want to write about lifestyle or movies or music or whatever the inspiration usually comes in my everyday life. Posts like that are often personal, so it’s natural to have the inspiration come to you as you go about your day. If I want to write about beauty, the content is usually determined by which products I’ve bought or tested out. Overall, I spend a lot of time in the blogging world, on YouTube, Pinterest etc. and I find that I often get my ideas through there.

3. Why do you write or create what you do?

To show people. A lot of my content, at least when I first started out, is nail art related and there are only so many times that my boyfriend can find it interesting to see my new creations, so it is nice to have an outlet where people express their opinion about what I’ve come up with. I’ve recently noticed that there is a much bigger interest in my beauty related posts than in anything else I write about, which is great since my the majority of my posts are about that, but the blog is still also an outlet to me, a place where I share my thoughts and though it’s a little demotivating not to have your posts received as positively as you’d hoped, I still want the blog to show other aspects of my personality.

4. What are you working on at the moment?

I have a collab coming up in July that I’m preparing for now because once I start working I won’t have that much time or energy. Apart from that I don’t really have anything “cooking”. I usually just write about what I feel like on a particular day. That is also why I don’t want to have a posting schedule – some weeks I have tons of ideas for posts and others I can hardly think of one, and I think, for me, it would be too forced if I had to produce an amount of posts each week.

Nominations:

  1. Prettykool
  2. Woodennails
  3. Sayhellotogorgeous
  4. ilovemymani

Your deadline will be next monday 29th June. Please tag me in your posts – I’d love to read your answers! Have fun!

Bingeable + song of the day no. 9

Unbreakable! They’re alive. Dammit! It’s a miracle!

This line has been stuck in my head for  a week now! I can’t really put my finger on WHY, but I really, really love this intro song! It has me tapping the foot and rocking to the song for hours after turning off the TV.

The song is from the Netflix-series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”. Kimmy has escaped from an apocalypse cult and has moved to New York City where she must try to navigate a world she has been absent from for 15 years.

The series is full of heartwarming naivety and humor while it tackles some problems that everyone has had or can relate to. Kimmy is a sweet person that you can relate to and that makes the show easier to watch. I will admit that the characters are at times too caricatured, but sometimes it’s nice to watch a show that doesn’t always try to be realistic and serious. If you’re on Netflix, you should definitely check out this show, I can highly recommend it and I look much forward to the next season!

Review: Tomorrowland – A World Beyond

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3,5/5 stars

The movie has a promising storyline. Throughout the first half of the movie, when we’re presented with the premise, the story drags you in, partially because of the actual story and partially because of great visionary sequences. However, when it comes down to crunch-time, the plot is a little thin and hasty – almost as if the moviemakers forgot the movie was about to end and had to wrap it all up quickly. For the most part, the movie has you sitting at the edge of your seat, but eventually it just becomes predictable and it loses some of its entertainment value.

The movie is a great mix between a comedy and the post-apocalyptic thriller that we’ve gotten so familiar with, but it still has that hint of Disney that takes some of the seriousness away. The visual presentation of Tomorrowland is really great and that is what gives it that half-a-star extra. Had the movie been just half an hour longer, then it could have had more time for the ending and it would have deserved at least 4 stars.

What did you think of the movie?

Love/Hate Tag

Fivezero just did her Love/Hate Tag (check it out here), and tagged me to do it as well. Thanks fz! This could be a fun way for you guys to get to know me a little better!

Rules: In this tag we have to share 10 things we love and 10 we hate and nominate up to 10 blogs to do the same.

Love

  1. Freshly washed bed sheets
  2. Nail polish (surprise!)
  3. Daydreaming
  4. The Beatles
  5. Grapes
  6. Taking showers/baths
  7. Being absorbed into the universe of a book so you don’t want to read something else because you’re not done with the universe yet.
  8. The smell of rain on hot asphalt.
  9. Bell peppers
  10. When my boyfriend lets me put my legs up on his when we’re sitting on the couch.

Hate

  1. Ruining nail polish you just applied
  2. When the rain gets your jeans wet and it takes forever to dry so you have to walk around like you pee’d your pants for hours.
  3. Vacuuming!
  4. Whipped cream
  5. Folding socks
  6. Being absorbed into the universe of a book so you don’t want to read something else because you’re not done with the universe yet. (This falls into both categories).
  7. Exams
  8. Dressing
  9. Pretentious people
  10. That I blush so easily

Nominations

  1. Likesof93
  2. atinypieceofmyheart
  3. ilovemymani
  4. confettiandcurves
  5. dorkchops
  6. countrygirlem
  7. Elliesprettylittlelessons

Have fun!