People don’t understand the pressure on me to look perfect. – Kim K.

Earlier this week we had our Christmas party at the bar I work at, Glasshjørnet, with all the incredible people I work with. It was such a fun night. That gang is hilarious and parties with them are epic every time.

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I felt real pretty before the party. Hair, makeup and outfit turned out the way I wanted so I was very pleased with that. A couple of co workers called me Kim Kardashian when I arrived, and I had to laugh a little. I have been watching Keeping up with the Kardashians lately. I am actually watching it now while writing this. So I’ve got to admit I might have gotten a bit inspired.

I ordered the dress from Wish. That app is addicting! I’ve only ordered off it twice, but have spent so much time looking through the stuff they have on there. I will be writing a post when I get all my orders. Jacket is from BikBok and shoes are Primark.

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Back to series, because I only have a few episodes of KUWTK left so I need some new series to watch. Any suggestions?

confidence

I believe that every woman has periods of time where everything feels right. Well, maybe not everything, but she feels pretty. Beautiful even. Clothes and shoes seem to fit perfectly. Hair and makeup turns out flawless every time she does it, and when it’s not flawless that’s okey because her feeling of beauty comes from within. It’s created in her mind. I love those periods.

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But then there are times where she feels that everything is wrong. Same clothes, but nothing seems to fit right. Makeup doesn’t stay on fleek. Constant bad hair days. Those are not good times, but luckily the bad periods doesn’t last for long. Usually something good happens. A smile from a stranger. Someone special gives a compliment. She puts on a super cute outfit that makes her feel fierce. The Starbucks guy wrote her name right. Her coworker noticed her new ear rings. The bus is on time. The suns out.

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It can also get worse. It might not feel worse because it doesn’t really feel like anything. It’s like she stops feeling. Like she stops caring. She looks in the mirror and she doesn’t see beauty nor ugly. She doesn’t look for it. She looks for leftover toothpaste. She just glances in the mirror while washing her hands. She doesn’t see herself. Doing her makeup as a routine, to look “normal”. This goes there, pat that on. Being consumed by the nothingness. I’ve been in that nothingness. For over six months that was my reality. It felt like forever. When you actually feel something you feel hopeless, and you feel like you’ll never get out of the nothingness. But like the other periods this too is created in the mind. Like the other times this one also flies. This too will pass.

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If you are in that nothingness right now, remember that if you set your mind into it, it can only go up from here. Good times will come. For me it’s now.

 

Spoil yourself today

I have!

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There are a lot of facebook page competitions going on all the time and I do enter a few every now and then. That’s normal, we all do that! Right? Anyway, I have now won my second competition in a year, yay! The first one was a free membership to SkyFitness. Last week I won Studio Marichens competition and my prize was two hours of pampering that I scheduled for this morning.

I have been a wax costumer of Olga at Studio Marichen for years, but today I had two other lovely ladies working on my shine. At first hair dresser Carolyne cured my hair, gave me a delicious massage and a blow out. Then nail designer Sylwia gave me the cutest shellac manicure. I chose the colors myself and it turned out so amazingly cute! I just had to take a bunch of photos of it.

Thank you, Studio Marichen!

Lumi Pop

Bae gave me the Lumi Pop – Vanilla White – Selfie & Beauty Ring Light in my Christmas stocking and I am in love! I am just going to let these pictures speak for themselves. They are unedited.

My light is from Skatush | Cardigan from BikBok | Crop top is Saints & Mortals

Makeup is Flawless by Sonya | Brows are Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade in Chocolate

2017 Bucket List

Every year I keep thinking about these little things that I want to do. Like going fishing, which I haven’t done for over 10 years. So I decided to write a bucket lists of things that I want to do this year. Financially I don’t see a lot of traveling this year except for going to the Roskilde Festival in June. So I feel like this is a very realistic list of things that I can do at home or at least in Norway. Pictures are memories from the year that has past.

 

Learn to drive a car

Try to do snowboarding

Swim in the ocean in Norway

Go on a fishing trip

Have a romantic picnic

Do more photoshoots

Try Crossfit

Become an early riser

Go ice skating

Take my little brother to an amusement park

Go to a concert

Take more photos

Go to the beach with my family

Sing Karaoke

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Blog regularly

 

That fresh trim

It’s been almost a year since the last time I did anything to my hair. I haven’t even trimmed the lengths since April last year, I’ve only kept shaving my side cut every other week. My hair was getting so long; Beautifully long, but very dull.

Last week a friend of mine opened his own hair salon in my town, Blend or cut. A girl friend and I were actually there during his time as an apprentice to assist him when he needed hair models like ten years ago. So I knew that he is someone I could trust with my hair. He also have an opening offer on all cuts and you’ll know I love a good deal.

I forgot to take before and after shots in the salon, but here you can clearly see that we’ve cut a lot! I am so pleased with the cut. It is a little bit weird that it is shorter, but I feel so much lighter. He also styled up my side cut with stripes which you can see on my latest instagram post. Next up is color!

Which color do you think I’m getting, and which color would you recommend for me?

Our little bichon baby

A couple of days before Christmas bae came home from work with a Bichon Havanese puppy in his arms. The puppy had a gift bow on his collar.

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Even though we have talked about both wanting to get a puppy I was pretty surprised when he brought this one home. I already knew this puppy, we both did. For two months before it moved in with us it was the puppy of someone we know. Unfortunately the previous owner got sick, and instead of selling or giving the puppy away to some strangers, she wanted us to have him. She knew that we wanted a puppy, we were so surprised and happy to get him and she is now happy to know that she can visit him whenever she wants.

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Our little baby is a Bichon Havanese. I’ve had a puppy earlier, a Jack Russell Terrier. Before purchasing the JRT I read a lot about the breed, and that is why I ended up buying it. This time around I didn’t get the chance to read about the breed before taking the puppy home so I have been doing that lately. It is so interesting how different dog breeds are. Not just in size, color and fur, but also their abilities to learn and their social needs. Even though the JRT and the BH are similar in size they are such different breeds. It is also fascinating how the description of the breed actually fits our dog spot on.

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This little guy is named Tassen. It is a very Norwegian dog name and it refers to something small and cute so it fits him. I call him bebe though, because he’s my little baby.

I used to be such a cat person. Since I was very young and until I was 18 years old I always had cats. My latest cat, Ping, stayed with my mom when I moved out as an 18 years old and he died a few years after that. I am allergic to both cats and dogs though, but I react much more to cats than dogs. The Bichon Havanese is allergy friendly so it is actually a breed that fits me very well. Oh, and it doesn’t need much outdoor exercise which also fits me very well. Even though I love to walk him and we have great hiking trails right outside our door, I don’t always want to go out during this freezing Norwegian winter.

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I am so in love with this little creature. He has the darkest eyes, the softest paws and he loves to sleep in, just like me! I mean, isn’t he the cutest thing ever?

*typical puppy parent rhetorical question*

New Year, new me?

A new year is here and it’s the time of year where most people kind of re-evaluate their lives. I’ve never been big on new year resolutions. I usually try to make healthier choices in my everyday life. I have my membership at SkyFitness and am trying to work out more frequently. So I am not going to make resolutions this year either.

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But, I am going to make a 2017 bucket list with things that I want to do, learn and experience this year. And I’ll post the list here so stay tuned for that.

What are your New Years resolutions?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Christmas time is over for now. Only a year until next time. I can’t wait, haha! But I do want summer first.

I really love Christmas. I love buying and wrapping gifts, delivering and receiving gifts. I love the decorations and how cosy it gets with the lights and the tree. I love when my family get together for dinner on Christmas Eve and just hanging out in our pjs after opening gifts. That is the reason Christmas is my favorite holiday.

This Christmas we went to a cabin with his family. It was such a nice trip to a beautiful cabin. It had the most amazing view and a sauna. For three days we were surrounded by mountains, snow and family. I love those kind of get aways. Cabin get aways are so calming, even though we were a lot of people there this Christmas we still had time to stress down and even be a little bored.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I’m just poppin’ in to show you the amazing Christmas gift I got from bae; a Sony a6000! This camera is awesome, and I just love that I can transfer photos from the camera to my phone so easily anywhere and anytime. Perfect for instagram (@jeanettemarie).

These photos are unedited. The outfit is what I wore for the after dinner pj-party at my moms on Christmas Eve. The pj was a gift from my mom and they’re from Cubus. Shoes are from Primark in Manchester.

Hope you got everything you wished for this Christmas!