|Seen| Homeland Season 2, Twilight Saga, This is 40 |Heard| Ruby Red, Saphire Blue |Eaten| Pasta at one of the Jamie Oliver restaurants, Fish & Ships in a pub next to Liberty’s, Wagamama, Domino’s Pizza, birthday cakes for me at work |Drank| English breakfast tea, Vanilla Latte & Hot Chocolate at Starbucks in London |Thought| London is SO crowded |Annoyed| That I got the stomach flu two days before we left for London and I could not eat properly the whole time we were there |Liked| Spending four amazing days in London with Christoffer including lots of sightseeing and shopping |Bought| Underwear at Victoria’s Secret and Gilly Hicks, makeup at Boots, Laura Mercier and Burberry (haul video coming soon)
And here is your weekly does of Instagram pictures (follow me under @OfficialSarah):
First of all a few London pictures. This is me in front of Tower Bridge:
At Heathrow airport:
St. Paul’s Cathedral:
The Shard as seen from the Millenium Bridge:
Amazing London Skyline:
Buckingham Palace. The queen was home:
Yes, we did some shopping. I treated myself to an iPad cover (no, I really did not have one before, promise!):
Two of the four Nivea lip butters (only got those two though):
And some Diptyque:
Now some food impressions. Lunch at Wagamama at Heathrow Airport. Always wanted to go to one (even though we have one in Copenhagen):
My birthday cakes at work:
Awesome strawberries I bought. So yummi:
Lazy Saturday me:
My travelling outfit:
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Tagged birthday cake, Diptyque, Heathrow, Lagekagehuset, lip butters, London, Nivea, Shard, skyline, Wagamama
The next couple of days we are spending in London for my birthday (it is official: I am not in my 20s anymore). For me any kind of vacation includes lots of planning and for a weekend trip (2-4 days) even more – after all you do not want to bring your whole closet (or makeup supply) for such an occasion.
I therefore have a little box at home where I collect mini-bottles of my favorite beauty products in order to not having to bring all of my full-size products. I thought it would be interesting for you to see what I take with me when travelling:
Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo // Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Conditioner // L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil // Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Mild
After the shower:
Bath & Bodyworks Warm Vanilla Sugar Bodylotion // Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 // Dove Grapefruit & Lemongrass Deodorant // Origins Make A Difference Plus+ Rejuvenating Treatment // Colgate Toothpaste
Bumble & Bumble Texture Cream // Bumble & Bumble Thickening Spray // OSIS Extreme Hold Hairspray // Moroccanoil Hair Oil
Sephora Express Cleansing Whipes // Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover // Origins Super Spot Remover // Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus // Origins GinZeng Eyecream // NUXE Lip Balm
This is it for my daily beauty routine when I go traveling. As you can see there are still some full-size products included. I have for example also some little pots I could but my face lotion inside and I have some travel size samples from Clinique I could use instead.
However my face lotion is almost empty anyway so why exchange that, right? I am checking in a suitcase anyway so no need for going 50ml only. And I also would probably cut down on hair products should I only be able to take a carry on.
What do you like to take travelling and are you refilling or do you buy mini sizes?
Posted in abroad, beauty, hair products, travelling
Tagged Aussie, Bath&Bodyworks, Bumble&Bumble, Clinique, Colgate, Dove, L'Occitane, Morrocanoil, Nuxe, Origins, Osis, Sephora, travel essentials, travelling, Wilkinson
Like you could see from my previous post I did not take too many pictures. I just did not feel like luggin around the big camera all the time and my parents and especially sister did not feel like being photographed all the time. And besides… in a shopping mall I did not really have use for a camera as my focus was on different objects (word catch, lol)…
Anyhow – I did however manage to take around 120 pictures with my phone, most of them I had posted on Instagram before. I put the best ones together for you so enjoy.
Tarte blushes and tarte eyeliner // Tarte blush close-up // Revlon lip products
Deborah Lippmann nail polish // Bath & Bodyworks bodylotion // Chantecaille tinted moisturizer
Sugar lip products // Marc Jacobs Dot perfume // brushes by Sonia Kashuk
Crest cinnamon toothpaste // my little “stock” // Bath & Bodyworks sleep pillow mist
Clarisonic brush heads // Purity and Olay cleanser // my new Clarisonic Mia
Starbucks vanilla bean frappuchino // Kellogg’s Cinnamon cereal // Starbucks coffee drink
pants – Zara/t-shirt – H&M/scarf – Pieces/cardigan – H&M // shorts – Abercrombie&Fitch/sweater – Abercrombie&Fitch // shorts – Zara/sweater - PINK
top – Mango/shorts – Abercrombie&Fitch // blouse – J.Crew/shorts – H&M // sweater – GAP/scarf – Abercrombie&Fitch/pants – Levi’s
new Ralph Lauren socks for the boyfriend // new Nike shoes // new bling from Forever21
our house (bottom apartment right hand side) seen from the ocean // beachview // love standing in the sand, halfway in the beach
so many shells at the beach // dunes // water at low tide
late afternoon, sun is slowly going down // pure bliss on the balcony // palms in front of our balcony
beachview // one of the shells // dunes again
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Tagged Abercrombie, Abercrombie&Fitch, beach, dunes, Florida, Forever21, GAP, J.Crew, Levi's, Mango, Nike, Ralph Lauren, tinted moisturizer, travelling, US, Zara
Sorry for my lack of absence over the last couple of weeks. But now I am back. Back from 10 amazing days in Florida and back with new energy for school, work, and blogging (besides that I have acquired lots of great products in the US, which I cannot wait to share with you).
As I just returned yesterday and spend the best part of day in bed today this post (and the next one as well) will be mainly containing some Florida impressions – I hope you do not mind. Within this week I will start testing and using my new products and start taking pictures to share them all with you.
But for now: enjoy some of the sunshine I brought with me:
1., 2. & 3.: View from our apartment. The first one was taken at 06:30 in the morning on our first day. It got better and warmer over the next couple of days and we did not have a single drop of rain within the 10 days. We also had dolphin visits almost every day. Can you see the fin sticking out of the water on picture 3?
4. & 5.: Some views of our apartment. I never took pictures of the whole place (I should have – such a shame). It was such a nice place. I captured the kitchen though, which was absolutely amazing. I am wishing for such a nice and big kitchen later on. Picture 5 shows my sister’s and my room – messy as always, lol.
6. – 10.: Our apartment was in Madeira Beach, Florida, close to John’s Pass. John’s Pass is one of the very few places, which opens up the Boca Ciega Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. John’s Pass includes both a big draw bridge (amazing sight when the bridge pulls up) and the John’s Pass Fishing Village, which is touristy but in a very charming way. From John’s Pass a lot of fishing and dolphin tours are leaving every day. I really loved walking along the pier in the sunshine and just enjoying myself (while eating some pretty damn good ice cream).
11. – 16.: And yes, we also took a dolphin tour. Even though it was pretty chilly on the boat we got to see quit a few dolphins. They are such amazing animals and have cute little faces. Besides seing lots of dolphins we sailed along some really amazing houses (I picked out my favorite but forgot to take a picture) and a bird reservoir. Definitely something you should do while down there.