Sorry, I went underground for about a year, but I am OK and alive, just FYI 🙂


A post about my beauty routine.

A post about all the makeup I bought in the last few months.

A post about the fabulous gel nails.

A post about all I’ve read.

A post about how I am finally doing my drivers licence (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

A post about how I am eagerly anticipating a certain bloggers reward, that has been moving towards me for over a month now!

A post about that I am, simply, happy.


Hope you are too!


I will be back, when I’ll be inspired, when I’ll need to pour my heart out, when I won’t be busy living life anymore. The time will come, so I will just enjoy what is going on now!



Traveling jitters

Yep, I’m alive, I just didn’t have a writing bug.


Work is great, Ive bought some makeup and not a lot of clothes, read a lot in my language and listened to some audio books…And that is about it for an update.


But tomorrow morning, I’m traveling for a week. By car. With family. That is the least stressful option.


I will be getting my period in the midst of it, not good; or maybe the stress will keep it at bay, I am soooo hoping that will happen! It’s usually not a huge deal for me, but last month, it was terrible, I had to leave work. So Let’s hope I’ll survive it.

Not really sure why I am nervous. Because I just am when traveling, and me nervous means lot’s of visits to the toilet. Not good when you don’t have a base but just cruise around.


I am pretty much packed, I am mostly bringing my pretty clothes because taking lot’s of pics means you have to try to look good in them. Weather will be great, and I’ll be hopefully meeting a never.seen-before online friend!

I am a lot scared about eating gluten free, because I do not speak the language, so I’ll try to stick with what s naturally GF, and hope for the best.


I really hope nothing goes wrong! It doesn’t have to be perfect, just OK. I’ll be happy with that.


I don’t get the whole “visualization” thing. I am much more comfortable imagining the worst possible situation and coming up with possible solutions, than thinking only positive and then things go wrong, and I am disappointed and panicky.


So. Gulp. Full panic mode, here.




Work snacks by GB

I was very worried what I will eat at work; being gluten free and my fear from stomach issues.

I eat more than ever now!

I started slowly, but now, 4 months later, I am quite happy with my rhythm!

I eat cereal for breakfast, to start my mornings with something warm, and prepare “lunch” to take with me; we have a fridge at work where I can store the food. My “lunch” are usually two sandwiches; with either some sort of meat and cheese and tomatoes, if possible, or cheese and tomatoes, OR a salad and sandwiches. I would love to prepare y salads more often, but they do take so much time in the mornings, even if I prepare a lot beforehand! What I call a salad is leafed greens, shredded carrot, a tomatoe, and some cheese, all seasoned with oil and vinegar (we are very boring people when it comes to seasonings the salads, here. It’s oil and vinegar, maybe pumpkin seed oil & vinegar, and maybe balsamic vinegar instead of usual apple one…

Now, to snacks; I like those cardboard-y rise waffles, or corn waffles, the crunchy thingies. I love them if they are coated with chocolate or yogurt !

Than there is nuts and dried fruit; I have a container where I mix dried bananas (sweet but cheap as hell, most others I find terrible expensive, so I use them moderately) and a mixture of dried nuts. Love that!

I often bring a yogurt or some similar thingy in a container; nothing very healthy, like low-sugar-low-fat things. I like creamy ones with delicious flavors.

I sometimes bake a desert from my “plum torte” recipe – mostly with any other fruit but plums – rhubarb, apples, pears, peaches…And have a few peaches of that during the day.

I try to bring more fruit and eat it. But it’s messy. And I am convinced fruit helps your digestion, and I do not need any further help there. Now that it’s summer and there will be more fruit around, I’ll try to be better!!

Chocolate. In any form.

I drink about a litter of water or fruit juice during my 8 hour shift.

All I can say is, my eating habits got turned 180 degrees around! So far, so god!


Yes, I am still alive, thankyouverymuch.


Reasonably healthy (spring allergies and a stupid cold that prevented me from wearing foundation for 2 weeks now! I am so going to buy some tinted moisturizer tomorrow!) and very happy with my job, no love life existing so far, reading is going so-so, I have been into rereads for the last few weeks, also in gardening books, suspense and some not very impressive audio books.

Very unhappy about the stupid cold weather, but it kept me from having to spend on spring clothes (I was close to tears the last time i went shopping. Nothing for. Nothing! AND I seemed to lost touch with fashion; I like colorful and just a touch different clothes. All I seemed to find were this very baggy/loose stuff that I don’t know how to wear, or slutty clothes. I DID get a knit dress that I adore, and a  skirt that is perfect, just what I was looking for. So not all bad, but still, I dread the next time I go shopping.

I can’t wait for my friend to give birth, she even let me touch her belly (no, it’s not a “duh” think, you have to ask in a way so she is comfortable saying no. It’s her body. )but the baby was not cooperating, he/she didn’t want to kick when asked.

Most of my garden is planted, I even got some fancy eco/bio humus, so it better comes out looking like it’s on steroids!

I got into candy crush craze.

I adore my haircut.I don’t think I ever loved it as much as I love it! (it’s layered ombre, s I can wear it naturally or loosely curled), I just REALLY need to stop saying it and just go and buy a larger curler.

I desperately need to lean how to create a C shape around my eyes. I am blaming  it on my eye shape, but I think that having no artistic talent may have something to do with it.

I LOVE love love love my gel nails.


That will be all.

I’ll be back when…I’ll be back. I am still here, I just use my free time vegging instead of writing stuff nobody reads.

Have fun!



My search for the perfect moisturizer continues

This winter, I got Cristian Dior Hydra life moisturizer. Good face cream, but not worth the big big bucks you have to pay for it.

Than I bought San soucis , I chose Sunflower rich day care. I admit, I only ought it because it was on sale, because it’s on the higher end of what our drug store here carry. But I am so glad I did!! I will try this brand again, because this was a very good moisturizer! Thick but not heavy, moisturizing but quick to absorb, not irritating to my skin, no breakouts…Yey!

Now I am using Sante brand Bio -goji day cream for dry skin. I bought it when I thought the spring is coming, but it’s nowhere in sight, so it’s a little light, but it smells divine and it’s easy to apply, very light and runny.

Next on my list is a brand that comes from my country, and it has hy…xxxxyyyy thingie in it. Will try to keep you posted!


My march books

No links, because than I’ll never post this.


So; I read The fly fishing in Yemen – yes, because I’ve heard of the movie. And I’ve never seen the movie, and I don’t plan to see it soon, because the book was great! If you need a book up your sleeve for people who sneer at RN and you don’t feel up to defending it, and you want to recommend a good, non genre book, recommend this.


Than I’ve read a bunch of Harlan Coben mysteries. Great mysteries!!


I’ve read some awful shape shifters (remember to dedicate a post to them) but I’ve read the first part of Cristina Doods shifters and already moved on to the chosen ones, and I am liking them!


Now we are off to audio.

I’ve listened to some Lynsay Sands vampires…I am just reading them now because I’ve been with this series since the beginning and it’s not awful. It’s not as good as the first few books were, but I still mildly enjoy them.

There was Deep waters by Jayne Ann Krentz. Ok.

Than. Then there was Nice girls don’t date dead man by Molly Harper. I heard the alarm bells when I decided for this one, but decided to still give it a try. Than I remembered. I read the first book in this series and decided to NOT read her again. This is a frikking vampires chick lit series!!!!!!!!! If I haven’t said it often enough, I hate chick lit!!


It was not a bad book!! The reader gets major, major points for making this book good for me. And the writer for making something I hate – gasp – enjoyable. (even though the plot is a little too see through, and nobodys grannie is that dumb).

On the other hand, we have the audio of See Jane score. This is a book I read in paper form before and loved it! And the awful reader made me turn it of in disgust after a minute. UGHHHHHHH.


The book I am leaving to read at special occasion is, dddddddduuuuuuuuhhhhhhhh, the new J.R. Ward. Just wanted to point it out, again 🙂

I glazed oranges!

So, I made this yesterday.


I have eaten what they call rice pudding many, many times. Not made this way; we do it by cooking the ice, than mixing it with cream cheese and baking it in the oven. But, we had oranges that we needed to use, AND heavy cream that was already over the date, but I tried it and saw it’s still good, so I made this.


First, the orange peel stayed bitter. Or maybe I am naive and it was not supposed to be eaten. Anyway, not edible, I removed the peel before mixing it with the rice the second time.

Second, the heavy cream is completely useless in his recipe. You don’t need it at all. It doesn’t ruin the dish, but imho, it doesn’t contribute a thing!!


Third, when glazing, you’ll probably get more use from the sirup than from the fruit, so don’t think you need to wait untill there is only a little liquid left! I used the same water the oranges were boiling in, to conserve the taste.


So, my verdict; rice pudding is a super easy desert to make, and you can do it with things you most probably have in your pantry (rice and milk!). We add raisins, and por over syrup for making juice, or add some powdered cocoa and mix. Yummy 🙂

Two same books

Jayne Ann Krentz.

When I first started reading RN, I loved her.

But I read listened to the last two books (Copper beach and Something something Eyes), and I was not impressed at all. They had the same formula; boy meets girl, they untangle the mystery, get together in between, but don’t talk about it much; than in the last chapter, bang, they are suddenly in love and getting married.

Still, I am listening to her Arcane society series now, because I am sorely in need of audio books :/

My first Hard Candy products!

The first is an eye shadow palette called Green with envy. I linked to the girl who had the similar results to my swatches. That would be that this is not a good palette.

I watched other reviews, and they had better results – but they used a primer. Now, I think an eyeshadow should be visible even without a primer, weird, right?

I will try if they work better with the one I have, but there should be a trace left on your finger when you touch it, just sayin’.

I “ordered” another palette, but the girl shopping for me is not a make up lover like me, so she just grabbed what looked I would like and ran away from all the choices. Not happy with it, but she got two out of three on list right (the list had 8 things on it 🙂 ) and she got it for me, so I can’t complain!!

The second one is a bronzer/highlighter in Tiki. I put it on the list because Emily recommended it. And guess what? It’s great!! I still need to play with it a little, to figure out the best way for me to apply it, finger or brush.

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