My favorite thing about Halloween is the costumes and makeup. But an other thing about Halloween that gets me real excited is decorating!
We celebrated late and had our party on the 4th of November so decorations were on sale. Yaay! We bought skeletons, headstones, plastic pests and lots of spiders and cobwebs. He made pita pizza with olive spiders for our guests and dessert was candy shaped as snakes, skulls, alligators and mice. Yes, and drinks.
We tested the head in a jar idea, and it really looked like we had put heads in jars around the house! Haha, that’s so crazy I love it! Google head in a jar halloween to see how it’s done. I was so happy about how the apartment turned out. There was literally cobwebs everywhere. I decorated while he was at work so when he came home he was pretty shocked, even though he knew I was going to decorate with fake spiders. He has arachnophobia and the first thing he saw when he walked through the front door was a spider hanging from the ceiling in the hallway.
Now it’s time to start preparing for Christmas. I have already bought almost all the Christmas presents, I really enjoy it actually! Christmas is my favorite holiday, but Halloween is in a solid second place.
What is your favorite holiday?
Late post, but I wanted to show you guys our Halloween makeup and costumes!
I did a fun and easy makeup on him and me for a small gathering at home with close friends. We spent a lot of time considering before we agreed on these looks, and it turned out pretty cool! As you can hopefully tell we are a 1950’s style pop art couple. Desperate housewife and cheating husband. I always like making up stories for looks like this and the story here is that I had enough of his cheating so after finding lipstick on his collar I stabbed him in the chest. Then wiped my hands on my apron. I don’t know if you can see it on these photos, but I put lipstick on his neck and collar, fake blood on his chest and on my apron.
I didn’t take close ups of our finished looks, but at least here you have one ofmy makeup before I did my hair. Makeup is mostly Flawless by Sonya, but I used a Babor concealer for the spots. Lenses are from Superkul.
What was your Halloween look this year?
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The past two years I have become more aware of what I eat and drink, what supplements I take and so on. I have common allergies to pollen and dust. Ever since I was 13 years old I took allergy pills every single day. I took cortisone injections to the buttcheeks every spring. After changing my supplements I now haven’t taken a single allergy pill or injection in over 1,5 years!
That is amazing, and also a bit scary. It makes you wonder if my new diet “cured” my allergies, or if my old diet was somehow causing it. Or maybe it had nothing to do with my diet. Maybe I just grew out of the allergies. I don’t know, and I’m not looking for a debate. I just know I changed my diet and I feel that it really worked wonders for me!
I try to eat less lactose, gluten and sugar. The hardest part has been to cut down on the sugar. I love chocolate, cookies, cake and ice cream, but now I am much more aware of how much sugar I eat. And how it affects my skin.
Eating gluten, lactose and sugar free can be a challenge in our society. I am so thankful that I don’t have any intolerance! Trying out different products is expensive and often disappointing. You can imagine my excitement when buzzador told me they had a campaign with gluten free products from Schärs! I received two types of bread, Vital and Flerkorn (multigrain), one bag of Choco Chip Cookies and Maria buiscuits in the mail a week after, for free!
I really like the bread Vital. I prefer toast and this one tastes just like “normal” bread when toasted. The only negative thing with these bread are the size. One bread was just enough for one breakfast for him and I.
Choco Chip Cookies are my favorite kind of cookies! And I think these from Schär must be one of the best gluten free chocolate chip cookies I’ve found! Thank you, Buzzador! Use button on the right to get to their page and check out if they have any campaigns that fit you!
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If you guessed that we went to Manchester to see United vs City in Old Trafford you were absolutely right! The match was during my boyfriends birthday week and he really wanted to go, and for me any reason to travel is a reason to travel. I love traveling, and I also think that going to a big sports event should be on everybody’s bucket list. Even if you are not into sports, the tension and excitement at these events is just amazing.
We ordered our tickets to the match months in advance to make sure we got some good seats, and we did! We actually sat in the wrong seats at first and were so excited about how good they were until someone came over and said that we were in their seats, haha. But we were blown away when we finally found our spot! The first picture is our view of the reporters when in the wrong seats and the second picture is the same view, but from our actual seats.
Pretty cool, huh? We were even in the corner where all the players came out of the locker room and on the same side as the managers. My favorite part was all the off field players staying warm by jogging and stretching on the sideline, haha. Those football players look pretty good from behind too.
We were cheering for the red team, Manchester United, and as you all know by now they lost the game. Luckily we didn’t let that ruin our weekend. Well, we did do some shopping therapy though, but that’s just fun!
I am actually looking forward to the next trip to Old Trafford and all those supporters singing and swearing in an accent I barely understand.
A couple of weeks back my boyfriend and I spent a weekend in Manchester at the Innside Hotel. We actually landed in Liverpool and traveled by train and bus to Manchester. Even though it is a bit scary sometimes I love using public transportation when I’m in new places. It gives me a feel on how it would be to live there. We did also try out uber for the first time though, genius.
We spent a lot of time at the hotel during our stay in Manchester. Of course we got to do some shopping, eating out and checking out the Manchester night life, but we both had the flu so we really needed a lot of time recovering in bed. You know how good your bed feels when you’re sick, right? Well, a hotel bed feels even better! And the sheets are fresh and clean every night.
The hotel was pretty nice too. I loved the colors in the room, and outside. It really stands out. Innside was just a short walk from the train station, and to the mall, and there were restaurants and nightclubs just around every other corner. Ordering room service was kinda pricey so we were very pleased with the location.
I probably should have taken some photos before we messed up our hotel room, but we both went straight for the bed every time we came in that door. And lets be honest, hotel rooms are neat for 5 minutes before you start unpacking and jumping on that bed. But I wanted to show you the room anyhow! I just loved this open bathroom solution, we both did. We even talked about wanting this kind of solution for our master bedroom one day. The glass door on the left is the shower and the black door next to it is a toilet.
My favorite part about the room was the mirror over the sink. It had built in light, perfect for doing makeup or taking selfies. A lot has happened in the past year and I haven’t had my mirror and lights up in my makeup room at home so it felt so good to finally do my makeup in great lighting again! The design of the mirror was so elegant and simple too, I just wanted to pack that thing down in my suitcase and bring it home with me.
Those of you who follow me on snapchat (@jeanettemariea) already know why we were in Manchester that weekend, but a post about it is coming up. Because it wouldn’t strike me as a first pick place for a weekend get away, but we are most definitely going back – he insists.
So for next time;
Any tips on things to see and do in Manchester?
Summer feels so good, and it’s making me want to dress up more. On Saturday we decided to go clubbing and I brought out a new dress that I hadn’t worn before, did a full face makeup and fixed my hair. Looking fabulous is such an amazing feeling, right girls? I know I’m right.
The dress was a Christmas gift from my little sister. I don’t know where it is from, but I’ll check later and edit it in here! The trench coat is from BikBok, shoes are from Bianco and the purse is Guess.
I am wearing Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate for my brows. Eye shadows are from the Too Faced Naked Eyes Palette (my favorite at the moment). All face makeup is Flawless by Sonya and the lip color is Peach.
Have a great summer day!
I am starting off my week with some Monday glam. It’s been a while since the last time I did a full face makeup, but after Saturdays party makeup I remembered how much I love it! And how much I’ve missed it. So today I decided to feel fabulous, and there is no better day to do it on than Monday.
The black trench coat is from BikBok.
I’ve used Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade in Chocolate for the brows. Eye shadow and highlight is Too Faced Naked Eyes Palette. The rest of the makeup is Flawless by Sonya, and the lip color is Chocolate.
If you are ever in Porsgrunn looking for a place to eat or have some drinks, this is the place. Blaa Mat og Bar has a cozy dining area on the second floor and a bar in the first floor, but in the summer you’ll want to sit outside on the veranda. It lies right next to the river, so close that my little sister was afraid of losing something in the river the last time we were there together.
Their food is great and so beautifully plated! During the staff dinner on Tuesday I had beef tenderloin as my main dish and Blaas chocolate sabayonne for dessert. I love red meat, and I love chocolate, so for me that was the perfect meal.
The thing that Blaa Mat og Bar is best at is their drinks and cocktails! They are so good, and like the food the cocktails are very beautifully decorated. We were almost 30 people at our table on Tuesday. All of us working at a night club, many of us bartenders, and there was not one single complaint about the drinks that night. And we did have a few drinks.
JM recommends Blaa Mat og Bar!
Do you know I bar tend? Of course you don’t, ’cause I never told you that! I’ve been working as a bartender at Skiens best nightclub, Glasshjørnet, for almost two years now. Fun fact: Glasshjørnet translates into “the glass corner”. Before Glasshjørnet I worked at Nulltoll (also in Skien) for about three months before they closed.
On Tuesday the staff of Glasshjørnet got together for dinner and drinks at the restaurant Blaa Mat og Bar in Porsgrunn. We were celebrating summer vacation, the nightclub is closed in July and open the doors again in August.
The staff of Glasshjørnet is the greatest bunch of people I have ever worked with. We all get together so well even though we are all so different as individuals. They say that the people working in the night life industry really know how to party, have you heard that? Well, this gang is no exception! I have so much fun with these amazing people, both at work and off duty!
But the best one, a person I really look up to, is our beautiful boss lady, Ida Tilly. At least she was our boss. Last weekend she had her last shift at Glasshjørnet and I was lucky enough to share the bar with her. There were some tears shed around the table after dessert as we gave her a diploma for being the worlds best boss. We are going to miss her, and are curious to see and get to know her replacement.
What a night we had! Just look at this group of gorgeous, silly people. I love working with these freaks. Hope you all have a great summer holiday, and I look forward to seeing you again in the fall.
If anyone of you readers live in Telemark I hope to see you at Glasshjørnet in the fall too! It really is the best night club in Skien.