#BLOGtober 8th - My favorite TV-shows for fall

I am the biggest TV-show geek. I love a good TV-show and I have a really hard time when just picking out a few of my favorites.

I made it easier to choose by choosing shows after a "fall theme", which means what shows do I like watching during fall, what shows do I think about during fall, what shows get me in the right fall-state-of-mind and so on.

Let´s start off with something light

The Real Housewives of New Jersey

RHONJ

Yes, I am a Real Housewife fan. I love them all, especially OC and NJ - New Jersey ruling on the top.
I love the drama, I love their big houses, I love their accent, and it´s always Christmas or Fall over there. At least it seems that way;)
This is my guilty pleasure and my way of relaxing. I watch it on my laptop with earplugs and my hubby and kid can watch whatever they want on the TV and I don´t care;)

Another guilty pleasure of mine is the show below:

Mob Wives

mob wives

Mob Wives, similar drama/realityshow as TRH - just the way I like it!
These are women, wives, exes, sisters, cousins, aunts, even widows (you get the idea) of men connected to the mob ("according to the federal government").
It seems trashy at first, but as you get into it, you can´t stop even if you wanted to;)
And they always have the shiniest hair! What I would do for those Italian genes..
RIP to the hilarious Big Ang.

Nashville

NASHVILLE

Ah Nashville, what can I say? If you´re a girl, or if you like catchy country songs (or not, it doesn´t matter) you really should have a look at this show! It is simply amazing.
Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere are two of my favorite actresses, I mean have you ever seen anything with them in it before? Love!
It has drama, it has good music, it makes me laugh, it makes me cry - hell, even sing!
Just notice how hilarious (and honest and talented) Ms. Panettiere (I mean Mrs. Klitschko) is.
It is the perfect show for cozy autumn evenings <3

This show makes me think back at another, old favorite! Where I first started to love Connie Britton:

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

Football is everything in Dillon, Texas and you should know I love a good American cliche like that.
Is it just me or does Fall in Texas look really nice?!
Connie Britton is amazing in this show and one of the reasons why I discovered Nashville.
This was a Fall show that aired from 2006-2011 and I will never forget it. I advise you to check it out if you haven´t seen it.

While we are down south let me mention this:

True Blood

True Blood

True Blood became an instant favorite of mine when it first started airing back in 2008. I was (still am) seriously fangirling over this show. It has simply everything, and a little more.
I mean; vampires, southern accents, hhhhot guys, humor, drama, and did I mention vampires and hot guys? COME ON.
This show is perfect to watch during Fall - get to it <3

Over to something completely different (but still in the south):

The Client List

The Client List

The Client List was a two season show that only survived a short year from 2012 to 2013. It was cancelled after the second season and left us all on the biggest cliffhanger in time.
I´ll copy paste the plot for you guys as it is too good:

"Samantha Horton a former Texas beauty queen and mother of three kids - struggles with financial difficulties and the threat of foreclosure on her home, after she loses her job and her former Texas football star husband loses his construction job due to a nagging knee injury. Sam desperately starts looking for a job and when she applies for one at a massage parlor, she discovers the masseuses who work there are actually prostitutes serving prominent members of society."

Also in the plot: runaway husband, new flame, a tiny little drug addiction, pregnant - you know, all the good stuff..;)

Such a shame that it was cancelled because I truly LOVED that show. I discovered it while browsing different shows to check out, and just randomly started watching it. It took me about a few minutes before I was hooked.
Kinda torn whether to recommend this or not, I mean, you should definitely watch it, but it HURTS so bad when it finishes after the second season:(

Aaaand we´re back to my favorite American Italian accent again:)

Laura in the Kitchen

Laura VItale - Laura in the Kitchen

Laura Vitale is a self-taught home-cook, she started off on YouTube and I think she now has her own cooking show on the Cooking Channel?
She is cute as a button and I always watch her Pumpkin Spice recipes during Fall!
You should too: Laura in the Kitchen

This is a heavy turnaround, I mean from happy cute recipes to X-Files:

The X-Files

The X-Files

Maybe one of my all time favorite shows EVER. I will never get tired of this.
It shouldn´t need any further explanation.
It is the ultimate Fall show and I´ve watched the episodes over and over again.
Have you checked out the new season?

Being such a huge X-Files fan led me to this show:

Fringe

Fringe Tv Show

It´s nothing like the X-Files, but in some way it is I guess.
I love the actors and it is simply a really good show, making your head spin a little bit sometimes:)
I´ve saved the last season for years now, I don´t want it to end. I am kinda weird like that..


When we´re talking about all time favorites I should probably mention:

Sons of Anarchy

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This show will forever be in my heart. Such a huge fan. Words cannot describe how much I love this show. I cried a little bit when it ended and I watched it several times since then. Nothing will ever compare. Kurt Sutter is a TV-show God. Perfect for dark, warm, fall evenings. I´m out.

There are so many shows to choose from (I already added 3 or 4 to my original list as I was writing..I´m hopeless..)
Hope you found some new inspiration if you´re looking for new shows to watch this Fall.

Are you a TV-show geek like me?
I would love to hear your favorites, so please share them with me!

#BLOGtober 1st - Fall 2016 challenge

BLOGTOBER

We´ve been blessed with the most amazing autumn weather this past month and I just feel so happy and motivated!
I´m buried in studies and I haven´t been able to enjoy it too much but I still love this time of the year.

I started the weekend off by cleaning the house and prepared for a family birthday party on Sunday.
On Saturday we went to a climbing activity park with different trails and zip lines.
That was SO much fun! I love spending time with my boys and it was such a perfect activity for the all three of us. We will definitely be going back there.

I plan on doing #BLOGtober this year, please let me know if you´re doing it too! I´d love to follow you :)

*BLOGtober 21st* Smokey or Neutral Eyes for Fall?🍁🍂 Smashbox Full Exposure Travelsize Eyeshadow Palette✨

Smashbox Full Exposure Travel eyeshadow Palette
Smashbox Full Exposure Travel Eyeshadow Palette

This Full Exposure Mini Palette comes with 8 shadows, 4 matte and 4 shimmer.

I´ve been wanting the full size palette for a while, but never managed to defend buying it😝
When I saw there was a mini palette I got it right away! It´s such a perfect size for a makeup bag and perfect to carry with me all the time. It simply doesn´t take any place!

Also it holds two (the darkest matte ones) shadows that I can easily use for my brows - so I have brows and eyes in the same little palette!

It has a nice shadow for highlighting as well and all in all it is perfect for both a natural and a darker smokey eye. I could easily go on vacation with JUST this palette - that should say a lot. I am the "going to bring 7 different palettes + 2 customized palettes for a week long vacation" kinda girl.. So yeah, it should say a lot! 😅

Do you have this palette, or the full size? What do you think of the Smashbox Eyeshadows?

It is not my holy grail palette, but I think it is a damn good one!

*BLOGtober 6th* Fall Fragrance - GUESS Seductive💕

GUESS Seductive Perfume

Guess Seductive - Eau de Toilette 50ml €55

I´ve asked at least three different persons what kind of perfume they´re wearing because they smell freaking amazing, and every time they´ve answered Guess Seductive. So my mind have been set on getting this perfume for a while. Of course they decided to stop selling them in store, so it made it quite difficult to find it - but eventually I found it, relatively affordable, online😊

Top notes:
Bergamot, black currant and pear.
Middle notes:
Jasmine, african orange flower and orris root.
Base notes:
Vanilla, olibanum and cashmere wood.

I love jasmine and vanilla, although I can´t really sense much jasmine on my skin with this fragrance. Maybe a tiny hint of vanilla, but not as much as I´d prefer.
The longevity is not "wow" to me, but then again I feel it is slightly heavy so I´d rather reapply throughout the day than feel sick of it after five minutes (I often react to strong scents, especially perfume, if I am not careful).
It does leave a really nice scent to all my clothes and scarves, which I like!

To me this is a warm, sensual scent. A little sexy as well perhaps. For me it is a perfect fragrance for fall. It is a deeper fragrance, but still fresh.

I usually get dissapointed when wearing perfume, as I think it smells so different on me than I would like it do do. I have yet to find that perfect one. That perfume that goes perfect with my body chemistry and skin. I usually wear clean vanilla sprays, alone or combined with something sweet coconut or a coconut/vanilla (Victorias´s Secret Coconut Passion omg) spray/bodylotion.
During summer I also love wearing jasmine, especially the jasmine oils/scents you can buy on the streets in Thailand💕
I also love Amber Romance from Victoria´s Secret, which is a warm, creamy, deep vanilla fragrance.

Last Christmas I bought Dior J´adore and sometimes combined it with some extra Jasmine, it is perfect! Again, I wish it did smell even better on me than I think it does.
Another example on my perfume struggles, I had a couple of years where Davidoff Cool Water Ice Fresh was freaking amazing on my skin, I SMELLED SO GOOD! But now.. I can´t wear it anymore as it simply doesn´t smell good on me. It´s lovely in the bottle, but it doesn´t work as soon as I put it on my skin.
Why is this? Is it my nose that changes or is it my body/skin?😅

I usually like Hugo Boss perfumes, I remember I had the Hugo XX (also has jasmine and amber in it) for a while and I got so many compliments! I might have to get that one again, too..😊

What are your favorite fragrance for Fall?
Do you have any recommendations for me? 😊

 

*BLOGtober 4th* L´oreal Paris Super Liner Superstar Eye Liner

Loreal Paris Super Liner Superstar Eye Liner Review

I was in need of a new eye liner and it was completely random that I ended up with this one. I thought the design was cute, it was relatively new and it had a felt tip. Sold.

I was a bit suprised when I opened it because it has this fun, tear-drop shaped innovative tip! The nib is completely flexible and makes the application very easy. It holds a ton of produt and it is very pigmented. It dries to a matte finish, it is however quite watery and is not waterproof at all. I find this quite positive though, as I like my eyeliner to be removed easily when washing my face at night.. I hate having to rub and use tons of products around my eyes to remove it (tip: coconut oil makes everything easier!).

It´s almost effortless to create a wing and the fun part with this, under light pressure the tip completely bends and makes it super easy to just follow the contours of the eye to make a nice wing. The product flows nicely without any mess and you can make it as thin or as thick as you want it.

Loreal Paris Super Liner Superstar Eye Liner Swatch
Loreal Paris Super Liner Superstar Eye Liner Swatch

Have you tried this liner?
Or do you want to try it?

*BLOGtober 3rd* Holika Holika Sweet Cotton Sebum Clear Powder Mist *Product Review*

Holika Holika Sweet Cotton Facial Mist

Hi all!

Today I thought I´d share with you one of my favorite Korean Cosmetic products!
Do you use any Korean brands?

This is a facial mist that has powder in it to control shine, help to take care of skin and keep the skin moist throughout the day. Sweet Cotton is a series of different products and it´s supposed to smell like cotton candy, I don´t think it does. But it does smell quite fresh and soothing.

During these cold months it´s good to lock in my makeup with something that feels replenishing on my dehydrated skin and gives a silky, lightweight finish. I don´t think it gives me the moisture that I need, but it feels nice when I apply it :)
It´s non -sticky, which is great, and is supposed to create a sweat proof, non-smudging coat over your face, it sounds like a miracle product, and I don´t think it is THAT amazing, but it really gives me what I need in terms of giving me a MATTE look and keeping my makeup somewhat in place during the day.

I´m a huge fan of the NYX facial mists, have you tried them?
I think this one keeps me matte longer during the day, I tend to get a bit shiny with the NYX spray!

The spray itself looks milky in the bottle, but it comes out transparent and doesn´t leave any white residue. As you can see in the picture all the powder is laying at the bottom of the bottle - it´s very important that you make sure to shake well before applying😊

This is not my all time favorite setting spray, but it does a really good job, and it is very affordable.

What is your favorite matte setting spray? Let me know in the comments below😊

*BLOGtober 1st* Hello October 💛🎃🍃🍂🍁

October is finally here and I am late with my BLOGtober challenge as usual 🙈
I love October and let´s hope it´s a good one.

I have a lot of ideas for blogposts this month so make sure to check back and leave a comment and your links so I´m able to visit your blogs as well. Especially if you´re doing BLOGtober too😄

hello october

What are your favorite thing about Fall?

My top 5 Rain Boots for Fall <3

I am allowing myself to announce that Fall is finally here and I cannot express myself in a normal manner just how much that excites me! I LOVE FALL!

 There´s usually raining a lot during fall where I live and this season I am obsessed with rain boots.

Last year I went and got myself a pair of Hunter boots, this year I have 3 pair of rain boots.

I don´t know how or when that collection grew, I just know that since last fall I now have two pairs more =D Does that happen to anyone else or is it just me?

Oh well, over to my top picks! I really love the riding boot design. I wasn´t much of a fan last year, but it has grown on me I must say. As I said, I am O.B.S.E.S.S.E.D. 

I don´t think the picture of the Burberry boot does it justice, I remember it being a lot taller and slimmer... I absolutely adore the black and grey Burberry design.

Tory Burch is always a winner I think and the Michael Kors boot it pretty cool with whole croc thing going on.

Fall Rain Boots

Barneys New York rubber rain boots
1.620 NOK - barneys.com

Michael Kors crocs boots
2.555 NOK - neimanmarcus.com

Burberry boots
2.905 NOK - nordstrom.com

Hunter black knee high boots
1.310 NOK - neimanmarcus.com

Tory Burch rain boots
1.950 NOK - nordstrom.com

I have a pair of GUESS Rain boots, the normal Hunters and a pair that I just got from a shoe store called "Bianco" - they're no specific brand - but the design is DEFINITELY Burberry inspired:

I made a "Splurge // Steal" with the two boots so you can see the similarity, of course the Burberry image looks a lot better and compliments the boots in a whole other way than the cheaper one. Also the buckle is placed lower on the cheaper boots, when I got mine the buckle strap was places in the same way as the Burberry ones and it looks so much better in my opinion!

I would easily wear all these boots! What about you?


Do you like the riding boot, or do you like the more of a plain Hunter design?

Please let me know in the comments below which ones YOUR favorite! =D