My Winter Skincare Essentials

This time of year, my skin always tends to mess with me, and I guess I'm not the only one. To prevent my skin from going to dry, I have developed a skincare routine that's fast, easy and helps me through the winter months. Every year I tend to change it up a bit, and this is what it looks like now:

Lush Bubblegum Lips scrub 
Dry lips is a forever returning problem this time of year, but this lip scrub from lush is a serious life saver! It's made out of natural ingredients, and smells so good.

Soap & Glory Energy Boosting Face Massage Mini Mitt
This small, pink face massager from Soap & Glory is a new addition to my skincare collection. I use it pretty much every morning and evening together with my cleanser, and it leaves my skin feeling fresh and cleansed. If you're like me and think regular face scrubs can be a bit messy, this is the perfect little thing for you! It'll make wonders to your face together with your favourite cleanser.

Make Up Forever Gentle Cleansing Milk
Anything moisturising will be a go-to product during this time of year. This cleanser is my favourite to use in the morning, since I feel like my deep cleansing cleansers can be a bit too harsh to use that time of day. Unlike may other moisturising cleansers I've tried, this one cleanses and moisturises without leaving the face feeling oily.

Passion For Pink

As the sometimes stereotypical girl I am, I've fallen back into loving pink. That has become very obvious the last six months. Not only have I incorporated the colour in my room and wardrobe, but it's the most commonly used colour in all my creative projects. I have to admit that I've probably become a little obsessed, but then it's not the worst kind of obsession one could have (I think?). As one of my last projects for my Creative Visual Communication class at London College of Fashion, I made an entire presentation on the colour. Thus, I thought I'd share some of the pictures with you, and hopefully there's someone else out there who loves pink just as much as me and will appreciate this post!
I'm sure I'm not the only one who sometimes (always*) dream about living in a pink house with pink doors and pink interior. Or am I?

Celebrate Christmas with the Perfect Swedish Saffron Buns

Christmas is all about good food, I think we can all agree on that. No matter if you celebrate it with your friends, family or by yourself, food always manages to make its way into the picture! We all have different foods that we associate with the christmas month. For me, these saffron buns just scream Christmas. "Lussebullar" as we call them in Sweden, are delicious saffron buns shaped like an S with raisins on top. To get in the christmas spirit, me and my flatmate Rebecca decided to make some ourselves! This recipe made approximately 30 buns.
These saffron buns are a bit time consuming, but literally so easy to make! This is the second time I'm making them, and you an find the previous recipe I did here.

1. Grind the saffron in a mortar with 1 teaspoon of sugar  Add the rum or water and stir. Let stand 30 minutes.
2. Cut the butter into cubes. Crumble the yeast and mix it with the milk, butter and saffron plus water/rum in a bowl or a food processor with a dough hook.
3. Add remaining sugar, salt, and flour. Work the dough for 15 minutes in the machine or 20 minutes by hand. Let it rise under a cloth for 60 minutes.
4. Put the dough on a workbench. Knead it lightly and bake out the dough into saffron buns. Decorate with raisins!
5. Let the buns rise on a plate under a cloth for about 30 minutes.
6. Preheat the oven to 225 ° C.
7. Brush the buns with beaten egg or milk. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Let cool on a rack under a cloth.
8. Tuck in!

Sparkly Christmas Nails

During December I like to wear everything sparkly and shiny. Even though I'm a magpie all year round, drawn to anything that shines, December makes me crave glitter extra much. I think it' the darkness that makes me want the shiny things this time of year. Sometimes though I'm not in the mood for dressing up in all sequins, which makes these two nail polishes rom Avon the perfect option when I want a bit more subtle sparkle.
Pearl is the perfect beige/light pink colour, whilst Agate is more of a late-night-party colour. I'm 100% pro wearing glitter all day and all night, so these two are the ultimate additions to my glitter nail polish collection. They last for days without a top coat, and even longer if you apply it! How good?

Apple Oatmeal Breakfast

I'm enjoying my first weekend off with a well deserved oatmeal breakfast and some blogging (finally)! On Monday I started my internship at a PR agency here in London, which is where I'm going to spend my weeks until Christmas. It's been a week full of new impressions, and it feels so good to finally have a weekend where I don't have to study.

The best way to begin a lazy weekend is of course with a good breakfast. Today I decided to go for a apple and cinnamon oatmeal with some green jasmine tea on the side. How delicious? Here's how I made it:

1/2 cup of oats
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of almond milk (or any milk of your preference)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 apple

1. Combine the oats, water, milk, chia seeds and salt in a pan on medium heat
2. Bring it to a boil before lowering the heat. Let it simmer until it reaches desired consistency.
3. Slice up your apple and put it into the pan together with the cinnamon
4. Put the oatmeal in a bowl and top it off with some almond milk, chopped up almonds and dates
5. Enjoy!

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