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Decluttering my nail polish collection

I understand it might seem different, but I have never watched an episode of Mari Kondo on Netflix in my whole life. I haven´t even read her book, although I have considered gifting it to certain people I share a roof with several times.     The impulse to declutter my surroundings hasn´t been triggered externally, I have always had it. Not that I am a minimalist, but I prefer organized places and space around me. My mother might now think back at me growing up and strongly disagree, so…

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Faby Ego Collection Fall/Winter 2017 – Yolo

Many of you may know it already, but almost a year ago I switched jobs. I used to work as a senior physician on an ICU, now I work in Public Health. There were many reasons for this decision, family and being there for the kids the main one, but I am not going to lie: Being able to paint my nails whenever I felt like it was at least helping in making it easier.     When you work on ICU (or anywhere in the hospital), your nails have…

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Sally Hansen Miracle Gel “Spice Age” – A glimpse of the future?

If you are wondering now, why I titled this “A glimpse to the future” when the “(Sp)Ice Age” is clearly history, it just shows that you are way younger than I am.   Of course I have seen and enjoyed the Ice Age series, and I am almost 100% sure that this is where the inspiration for the name came from. But when I read it, the first thought was “Dune”. Dune? Blue eyes? Spice? Oh my… Now I feel old. It is a movie released in 1984, based on…

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My top three holiday nail polishes – Glitters and red

Red is a shade that symbolizes Christmas more than anything else for me. The red leaves of the poinsettia, red lipstick and – of course – red nails. Not just any red, of course. No burgundy red, no pink red, no, a true red, maybe with a hint of glitter. Only a hint, mind you, I really can´t be bothered with the whole glitter polish removal process. So if you are curious to know what has been gracing my nails this last month, have a look at my top three holiday…

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Colors of autumn – My top three nail polish and lipstick picks

Being a self-proclaimed summer-lover I often forget how much I love to see the seasons changing. Granted, I could do without the rain and the dull, grey days, but at least for a short time we were blessed with sun and blue skies. Until the morning I sat down to write this post actually. That day it started raining and hasn’t stopped since. Colors of fall But I digress. The colorful leafs against the blue skies, the golden light from the evening sun, the grapes and the apples, all that…

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In my belly and on my nails – Watermelon, partly by Essie

Just as strawberries are my go-to fruit in spring (read here how to enjoy the flavor all year round), my indulgence over the summer months are watermelons. Essie Watermelon   Sweet, fresh and basically zero calories, I could eat my bodyweight in glorious red fruit any day, and may or may not have finished six kilogram in one day all by myself before. Make sure you stay close to a restroom if you decide to follow my lead here, just saying… So when I discovered Essies “Watermelon” this summer, I…

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Serenity and Confidence are just one swipe away – Pure Euphoria Nail Polish

When I watch the Little Beans reactions to the world around her, I can’t help but wonder when her High-Self is going to kick in and put a filter on all the excitement. Colors, sounds and smells trigger emotions within a second, and as she isn’t judging them yet, they are there for the world to see. Growing up, we learn to conceal our emotions as well as our under eye circles. But the emotional shortcuts stay, even though hidden, and we use them more often than we think. Scented…

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Growing up and getting faster – the nail polish issue

To me, there is nothing that says: “I am a sophisticated grown up woman that knows how to handle her life” quite like perfectly done nails in a dark color. Sadly this is a goal I haven’t met yet. At first, I was intimidated by the dark colors. They were so noticeable, looked like you had actually painted your nails! Quite unlike the sheer pinks or barely there glitters you get as a freebie when buying Wendy. I case you wondered, Wendy is a magazine about horses, aimed at twelve…

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Rainbow nails – My polish picks for summer

Summer. Think sun, beach, sandals. Think bronzed skin, denim shorts, a white tank and a pop of color on your nails. While sun, beach or even just temperatures above 20 °C seem to escape me this year, colorful nail polish is my constant companion. Maybe just to remind me that, after all, it still IS summer, technically, even though I felt the need to switch on the heating a few days ago. These were my most-worn shades so far: Pretty rainbow of color. On my pinkie I am wearing Allesandro…

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