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Saline Simon

Bought myself a christmas present!

December 17, 2013
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Eeeep, I really spoiled myself this year and now I’m just too excited to function at all! It took me quite a lot of debating (yes, I was debating with myself) before I decided to actually order this beauty, but the fact that I have had a pretty poopy year and that I’ve also been really good at saving money lately made me feel like this was an okay present to give myself. It’s kind of an investment when you think about, right? Haha, at least I keep telling myself. My blog will be filled with beautiful, personal photos again with everything from a lot more outfit posts, makeup looks, recipes for yummy foods and snacks I love, DIY post and hopefully a lot more inspiration – I haven’t had my own camera since the late summer of 2011 before my digital camera stopped working while trying to film my first Androgenetics video as a weekly member. The day after I just bought a random JVC camcorder and totally forgot how much I needed a camera for photos as well, I guess you can say I just really needed to update my blogger gear, hehehe. If you back to before september 2011 my blog had a lot more personal content and I so, so miss that! I ordered the camera late on thursday, so it should be here either today or tomorrow and I just can’t wait, goodness me!
I decided to go with the Canon EOS 600D/Rebel T3i after many hours of research as I like the quality of the pictures and it’s video functions, but it also seems to be a top favorite amongst beauty bloggers who do both blogs and youtube. Also I have been eyeing this camera for about a year and a half now and I haven’t really found anything that feels just as right as this baby. So I’m not just babbling for fun when I say that my break from youtube and blogging is over soon, I have so much new inspiration, content, plans and lastly I MISS you guys so much! Will update about the camera as soon as it arrives. Eeeep, again.
Saline Simon

10 Christmas favorites

December 11, 2013
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Scented candles with deep, yummy scents of vanilla and chocolate. I’m loving the Tindra collection from IKEA. They’ve been burning in my room for almost two weeks and the smell never get’s old or overwhelming. The cream colored one smells like waffles and vanilla ice cream, and I definitely need to restock soon.

I can’t get enough of big, fluffy, faux fur pillows to cuddle up with while watching movies or reading blogs, it adds such a warm and cozy feeling to the room and helps you stay hot too. I bought a big pillow similar to the white one in IKEA and the colorful ones I found at Amazon.

Hot chocolate, lot’s of it. It’s really an essential for me during christmas time and I love how you can make it your own. Some favorite ingredients of mine: soy milk or almond milk, vanilla ice cream, cinnamon, chopped chocolate either white or very dark to sprinkle on top and even served with belgium waffle sticks on the side. Yum!

Christmas gift shopping! It’s a perfect way of getting in the right christmas mood. I’ve personally been doing a lot of my gift shopping online this year (you’re free from the hazzle of screaming children, too many people in the stores and having to walk around looking for just the right thing + you can sit inside with your fluffy fur pillows and drink hot chocolate!)

Allowing yourself to watch at least a few of your favorite holiday movies. Mine includes The Grinch, all the Home Alone movies and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Playing around in the magical first snow that, if you’re lucky, sometimes fall in december. Winter wonderlands are amazing and even though getting hit by a snowball – yes this actually almost happened to my friends and I this weekend – going for a long walk and getting lost in the snow will always be an amazing thing.

Baking beautiful christmas treats, cakes and goodies. Christmas is the one time of year where I really allow myself to eat too many sweets and I’ve found a few really lovely vegan recipes that I’m going to try out. My littlebrother will be visiting next week before going on the grand family visiting tour, so I’m going to wait until next week with going bakery crazy. I’ll be sure to post the recipes that I like on my blog.

   

Making the perfect playlist with all your favorite christmas and holiday songs to play for you and your family on christmas eve and the days before and after. If you’re too lazy or don’t have time to make your own, there are a ton of nice on already on youtube. Here’s one paired with a fireplace video. Doesn’t get much better than that, huh?

The perfect sweater. There is nothing better to wear in christmas time, and a sweater can do so many things. No matter if they’re thick knitted, ripped, lavender or any chocolate/earth/cinnamon color or even raindeer printed, this is a must have for me. They don’t even have to be ugly and christmas like.. But they can be. All sweaters picked at romwe.com and sheinside.com

Ah, the final, but not to be forgotten thing on my list – glögg. Also called mulled wine in english, is mostly, I think, a nordic christmas tradition that I remember drinking in both Germany, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. It’s made by redwine, different spices and raisins and you drink it hot in the winter months! Everyone make it differently, and there’s a ton of other ingredients you can add to make it more personal. I just need this for christmas, it kinda completes this whole month. Have any of you guys tried it? And what are some of your christmas favorites?

Saline Simon

Little black birthday dress

July 17, 2013
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The guy I’ve been dating and telling you guys about since winter (we ended it yesterday, as friends, because it just weren’t our time right now and we’ve both met other people) gave me my birthday present when he came to say hi, and I was so surpriced that he was able to find an outfit that looks both sexy and elegant. He said this was just something he would have liked to see me in and it kinda made me happy – I even love the bracelet he gave me, and that says a lot, I never wear anything on my wrists because it usually feels uncomfortable but this is just perfect and chunky enough for me ♥
I paired my two gifts with my semi new and super cheap heels from nelly.com
Saline Simon

Early birthday present

March 23, 2013
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So, my birthday isn’t actually until the 2nd of July, but getting early birthday presents never hurt anyone, right? I constantly check eBay and etsy for fun and strange items that you don’t see other places and it’s sort of become an obsession of mine! Anywhozies, I stumbled upon this Burger & Fries tee on etsy and instantly fell in love. The brand is Get A Life and after researching a little bit I found a lot of cool items from them, especially on eBay where you can find a shirt exactly like this or even a shirt with hotdog print.

This was a wonderful gift from my wonderful littlebrother and I can’t wait to wear it as a dress

with crimped hair, red lips and lot’s of glitter! ♥