If it`s darkness we`re having, let it be extravagant

My heart was pounding as i clicked the pay button. This little treasure costs way to many coins....But I had to have it. Sometimes a copy or something simalar just will not do and you need the real thing. I could have been buing all of BloodMilk`s treasures if if wasn`t so expensive. My piece is called The Crystal Tomb necklace part 3.  I got mine from over here.
On Death- Kahlil Gibran

You would know the secret of death.
But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?
The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light.
If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.

In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;
and like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring.
Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the king whose hand is to be laid upon him in honour.
Is the shepherd not joyful beneath his trembling, that he shall wear the mark of the king?
yet is he not more mindful of his trembling?

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?
And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.
Fotos of necklace: me!
Fotos of me: Ninni Sjölund


My melancholia seems to have fled and my good mood have yet taken over. I am really happy these days and I think the arrival of spring might have something to do with it. I am soaking in every little sunbeam I can get and cherish the dry streets I walk on.
My love and I went for a small road trip last week and the destination was different second hand shops. We found ourselves in a little city called Hjo. It is absolutely beautiful there. It is dead in the winter times and over flooded by tourists in the summer when it is at it`s most beautiful.
It is still cold and the wind made my eyes water like crazy but we still walked around and had lunch at a tiny restaurant on the pier. As you can see we had a window seat and enjoyed the food looking out at the water with cute ducks swimming by.
These cute little guys didn`t mind us at all.
I didn`t find as much cool stuff in the second hand shops as I had hoped for. But a couple of Champagne domes and  pretty napkins got to come home with me. I have been eying these glasses a loong while. Hopefully I can find more of them in the future.

Purple lips and green eyes

I can`t believe I have been away from my blog for such a long time. My plans are to continue writing and I feel a bit better these days so hopefully I can start blogging on a more regular basis.
So what is new since last time?
I have gotten an early start to my "high season working" witch means that I probably am working a bit more than 100% ! Ugh! I am trying to see the positive in it, more money!
My other half and I was on a small trip to Norway to visit my parents a couple of weeks ago. It was really nice and we even had an awesome day in Oslo with a bit of shopping and looking around.
And I have put myself on a detox. I had a lot of trouble with food lately and now I think I finally have it under control. I have even lost a bit of weight witch feels amazing. Maybe I soon can be able to wear some of my clothes again...I would love to wear those black jeans with zipper details I bought and never could wear!!! >.<
I have been shopping a tiny bit lately. Mostly make up with sensible price tags.
I have swatched it all today! Phew..
So here it is!
Lets start with the Viva la diva make up!
I have been looking at this brand for a long time but not gotten around to buying anything before now. They have really low prices and lots of fun colors. I went with a purple lipstick just because I love purple. I don`t know how much I will wear it out but I will certainly rock it at home. It is really pigmented and have a shimmery/metallic finish and smells like some kind of yummy berries. Maybe I can show it on my lips on a later post but at this time my lips aren`t in the best shape and it will not look good.
I also bought this colorful palette. Mostly I bought it because of the green witch is awesome in real life. You will notice there are a lot of green eyshadows coming up....I am on a mission to find the perfect one!
I was really surprised of how pretty they all looked on. Nice pigmentation and easy to work with.
When I got home I noticed that there where one more compartment in the palette!
The hidden colors where really nice too! I think they are supposed to be highlighter and bronzer? but will serve nice as eyeshadow on my pale skin.
Next is a bunch of Wet n wild make up I bought at the supermarket! I had a gift card and used it all on make up and not boring stuff as food ;)
I will start with the palette. As you can see I have been using it for a while already! It is perfect for my everyday make up at work when it can`t be heavy.  It`s not as pigmented as I would have liked but still a real great bargain. And I am crazy in love with the duocrome at the bottom right. It shifts between a pretty blue/grey/green? metallic shade and a pretty brown color.
By the way, all swatches are on a skin toned mineral primer from E.L.F!
I got these three singles
And these two eyeliner pencils.
Sadly my swatch on these are not the best but I think you get the idea. The brulee and Sugar single eyeshadows blends in with my primer and doesn`t really show.. The green Envy is super though! It don`t look good on the swatch but I probably will use this one a lot, Its a really pretty green with metallic in it. Big love!
The pencils are better than expected too. The dark one shows more like a army green in real life and I will use it as a eyeliner when I think black will be to hard looking.
My eyeliner from elf was near empty and going dry so I decided to try this dipliner from viva la diva too.
Here is more of the wet n wild i bought, powder. And a new foundation from Isadora.
As you can see the dipliner is nice and black and has a good soft tip/brush. It`s not the best i have tried ( I like the one from elf better) but will serve me good in my everyday use.
The foundation from Isadora is not a high cover one but with a bit of powder on top looks good . I am not a hundred 100% sure I got the best color for me even though I got help from a lady at the store. Next time I will try another brand anyways. (powder on the left and foundation on the right)
In Oslo I bought this Nyx palette at half off.
I am happy it didn`t cost me a fortune because I am not very impressed. I find this palette boring and all the colors look a bit grey. I don`t think they where easy to use either. Here they are packed on the primer. *yawn*
These eyeshadows from the brand Grimas looked so promising. They where also bought in Oslo. I didn`t have Internet on my phone so I could not look up if they where cruelty free  myself but the sales lady ensured my that they were. From what I can see from their web page they don`t test but that may be only the finished product so this was a guilty pleasure...
They didn`t look very highly pigmented on my swatch so I actually tried them with some water too.
They look so much better when used wet, with the exception from the matte green.
Dry on the left and with water on the right.
Last in line is the mascara from Lumene. I don`t know what made me try a new one...But it promised so much. Long and volumus lahes. Yes please. But is was nothing more than ok for me.
Weirdest wand ever. Looks like a dog chewed on it!


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