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LIDL Santa Clara

Beyonce is right. Us girls are the ones who run the world. I've been fortunate enought to be surrounded by strong females since the day I was born, and it's definitely them who I have to thank to for that inner girlpower of mine. I was raised by the ultimate girl boss herself and now have a ridiculous amount of kick-ass women in my life who are killing their game and showing me you can do anything you put your mind to. If you look around, I'm positive you'll find more than plenty yourself! Just because they aren't acknowledged doesn't mean they don't exist.

The sad reality is, women have been, and still are, underappreciated. Isn't it strange how the men always get the upper hand while the women fall short despite balancing a bajillion more tasks on a daily basis? Let's just take Christmas for example. Women are usually the ones who decorate the house, get all the gifts, prepare the food AND clean everything up afterwards, yet Santa Clause, a male, is the one who gets all the fame!

Jokes aside, times are luckily changing and women are climbing the ladder faster than ever, but we still have a long way to go. That's why we should all come together and celebrate each other this holiday season! LIDL and Emily Roberts are here to support us with a hymn that's going to help us redefine the dated figure and spread the message of equality. Listen to it below and join me on the mission! Move over Santa Clause, there's a new kid in town. HER name is Santa Clara.

*This post is sponsored by Lidl, but all thoughts are my own. 

5 Museums You Need to Visit in Stockholm

5 Museums You Need to Visit in Stockholm Sweden Museum IslandOne thing's for sure. Stockholm definitely knows how to do museums right. Usually I leave them until the very end and only visit the best of the best, after I check off all other, more or less outdoorsy activities, but in the land of meatballs and overly attractive men, I was trying to squeeze them in right, left and centre. The list of highly recommended was getting longer by every human encounter, and everything made sense the moment I was finished with the first one - Vasa Museum. 
5 Museums You Need to Visit in Stockholm Sweden VasaVasa Museum, or Vasamuseet in Swedish, is essentially a maritime museum featuring a 17th century warship called - surprise, surprise - Vasa. It was salvaged from the depths of the sea over 300 years after it sank, and restored in its entirety over nearly half a century, which is absolutely mindblowing to me. It's a truly beautiful ship with incredible details that you just need to see, but what impressed me even more was the structure of the exhibition itself. It spans over several floors and covers everything, from the restoration process to the life on the deck. It's straight to the point, with concise text boards, and very easy to follow. I think this is the first museum I've visited and actually managed to absorb every piece of information in the few hours I spent inside. There's a great deal of accompanying visuals too, from photos and artifacts to films and scale models. Oh, and the guided tour sounded fantastic as well from what I managed to catch. 

Now, the next one may not be for everyone, but if you're a fan of the most famous and successful Swedish pop group of all times, it can't be missed. Of course I'm talking about ABBA The Museum. I've always been a fan of their music and once I heard what great fun the museum was, I just had to go. Again, I was pleasantly surprised. It doesn't only offer a look behind the scenes and an insight into their lives, but is also incredibly entertaining. You can attempt to mix a song, record yourself singing, shoot a music video and even sing with ABBA holograms. Yes, really. Unfortunately, the girls I travelled with didn't come along for the ride, so I ended up skipping quite a few activities that would be fun to do as a group, but I still enjoyed the experience. And sang ABBA songs every following day of the week. Yes, my friends hated me. 
5 Museums You Need to Visit in Stockholm Sweden ABBA

Skansen was another one I had on the top of my list, but everything went wrong on the day I was meaning to pay it a visit, so I had to cancel my plans. Boo! Long story short, I got lost, drenched and severely injured my foot. For the full story, go check out my Stockholm vlogs if you haven't watched them yet. Anyway, Skansen is definitely the first place I'm checking out next time I'm in Stockholm. It's an open air museum (combined with a Zoo) which takes you through the history of Sweden and gives you an insight into the Swedish culture and the way people lived before the industrial era. To make it easier for us to imagine how the life really looked like, there's traditional buildings and even actors in period dress. The concept sounds very similar to the Sovereign Hill's, which is an open air museum I visited on my trip to Australia, and if it's anything like it, it must be real good.

There's two more places I was also told to visit next time I'm in town. Both are galleries. The first one's Fotografiska, one of the world's largest exhibiting places for contemporary photography. I wish I had more time to pop in the first time around, because I love photography and my love for it is growing stronger by day now that I've started getting more into it. My friends went while I was at the ABBA museum and they came back with more than positive feedback, so it's definitely the one to consider. I think they saw Bryan Adams' exhibition. Did you know he's also a photographer?

The second one, and the last one that made the 'top 5' cut, is Moderna Museet, where you can find modern and contemporary art, including pieces by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. Unfortunately, I can't tell you anything about it, since none of us visited it, but it seems to be quite popular, so I guess it's worth checking it out if you're a fan of such art. 

October Favourites

October Favourites

I thought it was about time I put up another favourites video and start informing you about my monthy obsessions again. Not just beauty items, but also things such as music, TV shows and books! I discovered quite a few gems recently, so it would be a shame not to share them with you. 

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo(+) Unifiant Review

Effaclar Duo(+) Unifiant Review

It's no secret La Roche-Posay is my number one bae when it comes to skincare. Their dry skin targeted products are my life saviours during the colder months of the year, and I have yet to find a product of theirs that doesn't agree with me. Effeclar Duo(+) Unifiant is their newest invention. A hybrid between the oh-so popular spot treatment Effeclar Duo and a BB cream promises instant coverage for your face while battling imperfections in the depths of your skin. 
Effaclar Duo(+) Unifiant Ocena

It's especially suitable for problematic skin types. It's supposed to reduce spots, redness and discoloration, as well as clear pores and improve the texture of the skin. I've always had problems with redness on my cheeks, and as of right now, I can't say I've noticed any improvements after using this product, but I did notice it helped massively with the breakouts I've been getting on my chin for the past six months. A lot less of them developed into proper, visible spots during THAT time of the month, and the ones that did come through dried up and healed way faster.  
Effaclar Duo(+) Unifiant Applicator

The application couldn't be easier. I apply it with my hands and find that it sinks in very quickly. The texture is light, doesn't feel like anything on your skin, but provides some coverage. It's not a replacement for foundation, as it doesn't cover bigger imperfections, but it evens out the skin tone and is the perfect 'no makeup makeup' solution for the lazy days. Now that it's cold outside, my skin went super dry, so I can't comment on the supposed oil controling properties, but it's said to have a mattifying effect and function well even as a primer. 
Effaclar Duo(+) Unifiant Swatch Before After Medium
Before / After Application
The tube contains 40 ml of product and comes in two shades - light and medium. Not the tube, the actual product, obviously. I was sent 'medium', which is a bit too dark for me, so unless you're tanned, I would recommend you to stick to the lighter version. Right... I think that's it from me today. I feel like I forgot to mention a whole bunch of things, because I haven't written a skincare review in a hot minute, but I hope I covered all the basics. If you have any additional questions, though, feel free to leave them in the comment section below and I'll make sure to answer them, as always. 

Tuna Salad with Zucchini & Walnuts Recipe

Tuna Salad with Zucchini & Walnuts Recipe

I wasn't sure whether or not to share the recipe for this tuna salad with you, because it's the simplest thing ever, but I've been so obsessed with it recently it would be a crime not to. So, these are the ingredients I put in: romaine lettuce, plum tomatoes, corn, tuna, walnuts and sauted zucchini. I season everything with sunflower oil, balsamic vinegar and salt, but sometimes, if I'm feeling naughty, I also add in a spoon of mayo and sprinkle a little bit of cheese on top. That's it! I told you it's easy... But so, so good! Let me know if you try it. 

Berlin Haul

Berlin Haul: Essence, Catrice, Trend IT UP, Maybelline, Milka, H&M

I wasn't exactly planning on buying anything during my trip to Berlin. I didn't have a whole lot of space left in my carry on and at the same time, had far too much space in my wallet, if you know what I mean. But dm is a place I haven't been to in a while - like, two years while - and once I made to the 'cheap makeup' section, it all went downhill. Down to my shopping basket, to be exact. At least I ended up loving every single item I picked up?

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Review

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Review Ocena

It took me about four months and hundreds of visits to the drugstore to find this product. Well, this shade to be exact. My housemate wore it all summer long, and apparently the rest of London did too, because it was sold out EVERYWHERE. In stores, online... you get the idea. I still can't believe I managed to finally score it a couple of weeks ago! But don't ask me where. I took the last one. Sorry! 
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Applicator

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolors have been around for quite a while now, but me being on a bit of a spending ban these past two years, I tried not to pay attention to them or any other product for that matter. I actually forbade myself to buy new makeup unless I either run out of an essential or really, really like something. And that's what happened with this beautiful number. 
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Swatch Seduction

The shade I fell in love with and have been wearing non-stop for the past month is called Seduction. It's the perfect nude shade that goes with any makeup look. It's creamy, but dries matte, and is extremely comfortable to wear. It doesn't last all day, so re-applications are needed, but it lasts long enough and doesn't apply unevenly even if you put on several coats, which is a huge plus in my book. 
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Lip Swatch Seduction

Lastly, I have to say a few words about the packaging. Isn't it gorgeous? A sleek, glass-looking tube you can see the shade through and a doe-foot applicator that is actually great. It really lets you be precise, which I guess is especially handy when it comes to darker shades. One thing to note if you have a sensitive nose, though. The product is quite strongly scented. Think vanilla and something else thrown into the mix...
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