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In collaboration with Lilash I am once again hosting a giveaway, and this time it’s a big one! Keep on reading to see how you can become one of three (!) lucky winners in my LiLash giveaway, who will receive a LiLash eyelash serum and Limited edition LiLash holder.

LiLash Giveaway

I have mentioned LiLash on my blog several times before, and I will continue to mention it again; it is my favourite beauty product and my secret to naturally long lashes. Two years ago I was lucky enough to review LiLash, and I instantly fell in love. I will let the results speak for themselves.

❄ LiLash is the perfect Christmas Gift for anyone wanting naturally longer lashes, and if you order yours before the 15th of December you are guaranteed Christmas delivery and a Limited Edition Lilash holder (as long as stocks last) ❄

Even though I believe the product is worth every penny, it is of course always amazing to receive something for free. And that is exactly what I am giving you the chance to do in my LiLash Giveaway today: I am lucky enough to be giving away not only one, but THREE prizes – all including a LiLash Eye serum, a Premium LiLash Holder (black) and a Mirror Decal.

I will be giving away two here on my blog and one on my Instagram, so for the best chance of winning I recommend you joining both. It’s really simple:

LiLash Giveaway

HOW TO ENTER:

1) Follow me (@anitafosen) and Lilash (@lilashofficial) on Instagram

2) Leave a comment on this post, including your name and email address, saying whether you use LiLash every day already or would be a new user and why you need Lilash in your life/ want longer lashes

 

LILASH GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

1) The giveaway is open internationally

2) The winners will be drawn at random on the 23rd of December

3) I will contact the blog winners via email, so it is important that you include your email adress. The Instagram winner will be contacted via Direct Message on Instagram

4) The winners will have one week to claim their prize – if I do not hear back in one week I will draw a new winner

5) The prizes will be shipped in the first week of January 2017, directly from Lilash. The winners should allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

 

If you have any questions at all, please let me know! Other than that, good luck ♡

 

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I’ve attended a few House of Fraser press days before and I am always happy to be back. Yesterday me and Georgina went to the stunning location of Number One Marylebone to get a preview of the 2017 Spring/Summer collection. Even though the only thing on my mind at the moment is Christmas (we went straight to Winter Wonderland afterwards and I was in heaven), it was refreshing and inspirational to take a look at the trends for the SS17 season:

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When we first walked in we were blown away by the beautiful venue. But as we got to see what the brands had planned for the new season, we got even more excited. House of Fraser carry a lot of great brands, but one of my personal favourites has to be Linea. Here I quickly found some white and navy pieces that I could have changed into immediately. Downstairs we found the interior exhibition sectioned into different themed collections. When it comes to interior I normally  love a colourful look such as Linea Villa Vista. But again the white and navy colour scheme of Linea Coast caught my eye. You can see its beautiful bedding and table settings in the photograph.

Even though sadly none of these pieces are out yet, I went to have a look at the House of Fraser website where I was pleasently surprised to see they had already started their Black Friday sales. Until Monday the 28th of November you can find up to 50% on the House of Fraser website, so if you want to find some amazing Christmas gifts then you should definitely check it out! Other sites worth looking into are Asos (20% off everything), American Eagle Outfitters (40% off), Missguided (35% student discount!) and LiLash (special sale starting tomorrow). Happy shopping!

 

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I can’t remember the last time I sat down to write a blogpost. To be honest, I can’t remember the last time I sat down to write anything but university coursework. I am in my final year of my journalism degree and it is definitely noticeable. But the coursework alone is not the reason for my recent online absence. After feeling unmotivated, uninspired and stressed about juggling uni, my blog, writing for other publications, social media and social life, I decided to take a break. A step back. An online detox. And even though I might not have deleted my Instagram or stopped using my Snapchat completely, I have spent a lot less time on my social media apps and blogs. Instead I have focused my spare time and energy on experiences and travels with my friends and family, as well as prioritizing myself and my wellbeing.

Because there is nothing wrong with admitting to need a pause in life.

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We live in a society with so much pressure to be perfect, both online and in real life. Sometimes it feels as though everything we do in life is measured by likes and comments, and that things “didn’t really happen” if we did not document it through our phones. And even though I love being able to share my experiences with my friends and family around the world with a single touch, I am starting to realise that I am growing tired of spending so much time on it. I scroll through my Instagram feed a lot quicker than I used to. I barely ever bother to look through all of the Snapchat stories waiting for my attention. I spend less time reading the blogs I fell in love with years ago. And that’s okay.

Even though the sad truth is that I don’t think I could ever go a full day without my phone, as it is what keeps me in contact with everyone around me and updated on the world, I have started to pay less attention to it. By taking a break, a step back, from my normal online habits I have been able to focus clearly. I have been able to focus more on myself and my own wellbeing. And somewhere along the line I started to long back to writing. The motivation and inspiration I was lacking started coming back. So here I am, once again. Hopefully the motivation will stay, and allow me to write a few posts a week at least. But if not, I’ve learnt that that’s okay too.

 

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Time has gone by so quickly since I got back (home) to London. And one reason for that might be that every day has been a new adventure. I really want to make the most out of my final university year here in London. Ever since moving here I have wanted to travel to Paris. So over the summer me and two friends booked a two-day birthday trip there. The trip really exceeded my expectations and I already long to go back. I feel like we got through so much even though we only had one day in the beautiful city. Therefore I wanted to share a little a day in Paris guide with you:

Paris Guide

I am not going to say that waking up at 3.45am Tuesday morning was enjoyable nor easy. But somehow we managed to get in the uber at 4am and a few hours later we arrived in Paris. We arrived in perfect time for breakfast. After checking in to our hotel and putting on some makeup, we found the closest café where we enjoyed some food and (much needed) coffee. For us this trip was all about exploring the city, indulging in amazing food and drinks, and of course taking lots of photos on the way.

Paris Guide

Paris Guide

  • L’As du Fallafel: One of the few places we had actually planed to go in advance was L’as du Fallafel. We had heard and read about their amazing falafels, so when lunchtime came around we made our way there from Hôtel de Ville. As expected we were met with a long queue. But as they had such a quick and easy system for ordering and paying in advance it did not take long at all. With everything tastefully fresh and homemade for such an affordable price, I really understand why this place is so popular. Tips: The queue for inside seating is so much longer than for takeaway. I recommend ordering the food to-go and then walk to Rosiers-Joseph Migneret Garden.

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  • Le Bistro Parisien: Our hotel was within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower so that was my first proper Parisian view. Right next to the Eiffel Tower we noticed a restaurant on the riverside. With the most beautiful location we expected it to be both expensive and fully booked, but we decided to give it a try anyway. Luckily we got pleasantly surprised as the restaurant both had tables available for us and normal prices. We were given “the best table” in the room with a perfect view of the Eiffel Tower as the sun was setting. We all went for a delicious homemade burger and some glasses of mojito.

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  • Parisian Pâtisseries: You can’t go to Paris without trying some pastry and baked goods. We lived right by a big pâtisserie where we had our first Parisian meal (Croque-monsieur and Café au lait). They can be found all over the city and the selection is overwhelming. On our second day we decided to have a proper Parisian breakfast to celebrate our friends birthday. We bought croissants, baguette, eclairs and macarons, as well as fresh orange juice, strawberries, meringue, chocolate and brie cheese. With our bags filled with deliciousness we headed to the Eiffel Tower and sat down on the grass in the heating sun. A perfect way to start our day.
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The food is always my favourite part of a trip (no shame). But I also of course love to walk around and explore a new city. Paris has so much to offer when it comes to culture that it can seem almost impossible to get through it all. But even though we only had a bit more than 24 hours in the city I felt like we got through everything we wanted to. I think this has a lot to do with the fact that we used the Batobus, a River-Boat Shuttle Service that stops at all of the major attractions. In addition to the iconic Eiffel Tower, these were some of my highlights:

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The city is full of beautiful buildings, culture and history. I could not do a Paris Guide without mentioning these famous tourist spots. Our shuttle bus also of course stopped at Champs-Élysées. Here we sat down for a drink before strolling down the famous shopping street. I was unsurprisingly most excited to visit the Sephora, but managed to go out empty handed. As the shopping scene was quite similar to what we have here in London we did not prioritise to spend a lot of time browsing through the stores. We were lucky enough to have the most beautiful weather, which of course made the trip even more perfect. All in all it was a great trip, and I long to go back to the beautiful city of Paris.

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Say hello to my new dress from House of Fraser!

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There is not a lot in this world I love more than a brand new dress. Make that dress a sparkly open-back maxi, and we’re really talking love. Though technically not brand new, this is the first time I have worn it. When I woke up this morning the sun was shining ♥ So I decided to take this beauty out for a spin, before packing it with me to London. I am leaving tomorrow and I am so excited to be back. Hopefully we’ll sort out the wifi quickly, so I can start my routinely blogging again soon.

What do you think of the dress?

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Det er virkelig ikke mye jeg elsker mer enn en ny kjole. Og hvis den kjolen viser seg å være en glitrende maxikjole med åpen rygg, da snakker vi virkelig kjærlighet her. Selv om den teknisk sett ikke er helt ny, er dette den første gangen jeg har brukt den. Når jeg våknet opp i dag var det sol ute ♥ Så jeg bestemte meg for å prøve ut denne nydeligheten litt, før jeg pakker den med meg til London. Jeg reiser tilbake i morgen og jeg gleder meg så mye. Forhåpentligvis får vi fikset internett i den nye leiligheten fort, sånn at jeg kan komme tilbake i de gamle blogg-rutinene mine.

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Tomorrow marks my two-year anniversary for my move to London. It is so crazy to think that two years ago I was having my final day in Norway before moving. At the time I had no idea what I was getting myself into. And I definitely could not imagine where life would take me.

Now two years have passed, and a lot has definitely happened and changed. I have always believed that everything happens for a reason. And with experience and memories from the past two years, I am ready to make this the best year ever. My bucket-list is longer than ever before, and I have so much I want to experience before finishing my degree. The move-in date is now less than a week away, and I wanted to share with you all some of my tips and experiences on how to make the most out of your study abroad:

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Save up money

This might be a no-brainer, but I had to include it anyway. It is so important to save up money before moving away from home. And this is especially important when moving abroad. Most of my friends who study at home in Norway have a part-time job in addition to their studies. But when you study abroad, it is not always as easy to get a good job. Instead of working in London, I have tried my best to work as much as possible when I am home in Norway. The money I earn over the summer I will then save up, and spend on fun events in London. I really want to make the most out of my years in London and experience the town and other places. Even though there are a lot of amazing things you can do completely free of charge, most experiences are going to cost you. And I do not want (lack of) money to ever be the stopper for my plans.

Research and make a bucket list

Before moving to a new country, you should definitely do your research and make a bucket list. Write down things you want to do, places you want to see, restaurants you want to try out and so on. Find both famous must-visit places and hidden gems through blogs, social media, friends and family, books and online reviews. No matter if you are staying somewhere for a few months, one semester or several years I can promise you one thing; time will move unbelievably quickly.

Keep organised

In order to have fun and explore where you are living, in addition to completing your studies, it is important to keep organised. I personally have a lot of independent study time, so I will try my best to do course work in good time. This will let me be flexible and available to do fun things in the evenings and weekdays. I will also plan to do reading and course work in advance if I know I have a trip or visitors coming up, so that I know I can take a few days off without worrying and falling behind.

Plan (and book) ahead

Not only do I keep organised when it comes to my coursework; I also try my best to plan and book my travels and events in advance. Even though I am still back in Norway, I actually already have two trips, a few concerts and visits planned and booked. The planning is important so that I can work around these events. But what is even more important is that I have already booked for these things. My perspective is that if I plan, book and pay trips and concerts in advance (when I have the money freshly saved up) I have already committed to it and there is no way back. But, if I were to wait until the event is closer to book it, I would maybe not have/prioritise the money for it anymore. Also, it is of course always cheaper to book trips and hotels early on!

Grab every opportunity

Your student years, and especially your experiences abroad, will hopefully be your best ever. You are young and free, without any real responsibilities or commitments. That is why you should grab every opportunity you get and make the most out of it. Like I said earlier; I can promise you that time will move unbelievably quickly. This is your time to have fun and make friends and memories for life. Enjoy and good luck!

 

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Through my years of blogging, I have been lucky enough to collaborate with several amazing brands along the way. As a lover of everything beauty and fashion related, reviewing and working with brands in those areas has really been a dream come true for me. The list of brands is now starting to become quite long. But, if I had to single out one collaboration that was my favourite, the pick would not be difficult at all. My all time favourite is (and will forever be) LiLash! Their amazing serums has time after time helped me grow long lashes, and I now can’t imagine my life without it. Luckily, I don’t have to either:

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Introducing LiLove: Lilash’s official brand ambassador campaign.

If you are a loyal reader of my blog and have been for a while, you will know that this is not the first time LiLash has made an appearance here. One and a half years ago I was lucky enough to review LiLash, and I instantly fell in love. I will let the results speak for themselves. Since then I have been lucky enough to collaborate with LiLash on several occasions, including giveaways and tutorials. I have mentioned their lash serum as one of my must have beauty essentials several times. And I have recommended the product to countless of friends and family members to grow long lashes. So when LiLash once again reached out to me with a collaboration opportunity, I could not reply anything else but “YES”!

Last week I received a massive box from LiLash filled with goodies including personalised jewellery and a LiLash selfie stick. Of course in addition to the original LiLash and LiBrow serums. The box was sent to me as a welcome gift. I am now officially joining my favourite brand and becoming a LiLash Ambassador. AKA. LiLove as they so cutely call it. This means that in the near future I will be sharing even more giveaways, tutorials and reviews.

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Since I always get a lot of questions about LiLash, I am going to share some general information:

  • LiLash and LiBrow are serums that helps your natural eyelashes and eyebrows grow stronger and longer.
  • The eyelash serum is the world’s most iconic giving you long, curled eyelashes in just weeks. On their website there are tons of success stories, with before and after photos showing amazing results.
  • LiLash have a 90 day Money Back Guarantee policy, which means you can order the products (free worldwide shipping), try them out and if you don’t see any results – you get you money back!
  • The serums are ophthalmologist tested and free from parabens. They are also safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers .
  • Use once daily on clean, dry skin. Apply the serum along the lash line of the upper eyelid, similar to liquid eyeliner.

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If the product had not worked I would never have recommended it to any of my readers or friends, BUT it truly does! I and everyone else I know who has used the products has seen massive results within weeks. The products might seem a bit pricy at first glance. But it is 100% worth it if you want to grow long lashes. If you want long and healthy natural lashes, instead of fake extensions, be sure to check out LiLash for more information.

I knew I hadn’t been blogging for a while, but I didn’t realise that it had actually been this long. My last post was in May, and it’s now August. Where did June and July go? Well, I guess I could blame it on work and poor wifi-connections (which is true). But to be honest it hasn’t really entered my mind to blog. I have been enjoying the freedom of summer vacation and life in Norway too much. I have been writing a few posts at Unwritten, and posting some Instagram and snapchat-photos here and there. But other than that I have spent a minimal amount of time on my phone, laptop and social media. And it’s been so refreshing.

I am slowly beginning to prepare for university and student life again, and I am really excited to get back to London. This summer I have worked on bettering my mental and physical health, through exercise, good food, good friends and mindfulness. I have started working out 3-4 times a week (after not really exercising at all for a year…), I wake up and meditate around 8-9 am every morning and I read before going to bed every night. These small changes in my lifestyle have really improved my mental and physical health, without hardly any effort. Hopefully I will be able to continue these routines as university starts again. They do really not take up a lot of time at all, but they do make a huge difference.

I wanted to share some tips and personal favourites I have discovered recently. Hopefully they will inspire you:

FRIDAY FAVOURITES: IMPROVE YOUR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH

  • Exercise: I have never before felt as inspired to work out as I am now. I think the reason is that I have found workout exercises that works for me and that I really enjoy. To me, motivation and inspiration is key when it comes to exercising. Find videos on Youtube and Instagram, try out new fun exercises and vary your workouts. And most important of all, have realistic goals and aspirations.
  • Meditation: There are of course a lot of different ways to get into meditation. As a total newbie I found it very motivating to get some start-up help. I use the free app “Breathe” on my phone to track and vary my meditations, and I absolutely love it. Even though I am sure there are many other great meditation apps, I personally prefer “Breathe“. It has a lot of great and motivational features, including emotion tracking, personalised meditations and progress stickers.
  • Mindfulness: To me, meditation and mindfulness goes hand in hand. Meditating through “Breathe” was what got me aware of mindfulness in the first place. Through meditation, breathing, relaxing and awareness of my thoughts, I have become more cautious of my own though patterns. I tend to overthink and stress in unnecessary situations. But through mindfulness I have learnt and adapted for instance breathing techniques to stop me from doing this, and keeping my mind clear from distractions. (I recommend the meditation “Lion Mind” from “Breathe”).
  • Music: I have always loved music, but this summer I have spent a lot more time creating personal playlists and listening to music that I enjoy and feel connected to. I alternate between different playlists and genres. And I have again realised how important music is in my life and how much of a difference it can make emotionally. Check out my Summer/ Everyday, Work/ Relax and HipHop/ Guilty Pleasure playlists.
  • Food: I love food and I would never deny myself something or start a diet. But I think it is important to be aware of what you’re eating, when and why. I like to think that I follow the “non-diet” where I try my best to be healthy and rational, but I also like to treat myself whenever I feel like it. I think it is important to think about the consequences of our food, not only for ourselves but also for our whole planet. Even though I don’t think I could ever go fully vegan or vegetarian, I believe that everyone should do something. I usually eat vegan breakfasts (musli with berries, fruit and soy/almond-milk), vegetarian lunches (something with egg for example) and then meat/fish for dinner. I also try to have at least one vegetarian day a week. Even just one day a week can make a huge difference.
  • Poetry: As I have always been a lover of the written word, literature and poetry has always moved me, and lately I have fallen back in love with poetry. I can spend hours watching Performance Poetry on Youtube, and some of my favourites include Sarah Key and Neil Hilborn. Their words and performances always move me, even though I’ve heard their words spoken at least a hundred times before. I have also fallen in love with the simple joy of “Instagram-poetry”, where especially the words of the famous R.M.Drake always seem to inspire me.

FRIDAY FAVOURITES: IMPROVE YOUR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH

I know this post ended up being quite a lengthy one, but I guess that’s what happens when I haven’t posted anything for that long. I do of course want to get back into writing and posting regularly again, and I found that this was a great post to start with. My minor lifestyle changes this summer has left me feeling more calm and content than ever before. Hopefully this post might help you start feeling the same, and focusing on putting yourself and your physical and mental health first. It is so important to take care of yourself in this stressful and competitive world ♡

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Even though I am happy to be back in Norway for a while, there are of course a lot of things I miss about London. One of them is the simple joy of eating out, something I rarely do here in Norway. While in London, I try my best to budget my everyday habits so that I can enjoy a meal out every now and then, even on a student budget. London has so much to offer, and a lot of it is so affordable as well, so how can I resist? My Instagram feed is always showing me amazing food photos from around the city, and I have a list full of places I want to visit. These past two years I have tried out quite a few different London restaurants, and today I wanted to share my top five favourites that are definitely worth the hype (and queueing). If you are planning a trip to London, I really recommend you to check out these places:

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The BREAKFAST CLUB – London Bridge, Soho, Hoxton, Brighton and more

Long before I even moved to London, I knew that one of the first places I wanted to visit was The Breakfast Club. As a lover of everything American- and breakfast food-related, I could not help but drool over the picture perfect pancakes and other meals. Even though there is almost definitely a queue to get in the door, the wait is totally worth it. I always end up ordering the Pancakes with Berries and Cream, but I have also tried a few other dishes on the menu. I can assure you that there is something for everyone here.

I RECOMMEND ORDERING: PANCAKES WITH BERRIES AND CREAM (THE BEST CREAM EVER). PAIRED WITH FRESHLY SQUEEZED ORANGE JUICE IN THE DAYTIME, AND YOUR FAVOURITE COCKTAIL (Mojito anyone?) IN THE EVENING.

 

Franco Manca – Coven Garden, Soho, Tottenham Court Road, Brighton and more

If I could only eat one meal for the rest of my life, it would undoubtedly be pizza. And that pizza would be from Franco Manca. Never have I ever experienced such a perfect, rich and tasty pizza outside the borders of Italy. I found Franco Manca through hypes on Instagram and internet reviews, and I got too tempted not to try it. I have since my first visit queued to get into Franco Manca countless times on different locations, and I always end up with the same perfectly tasting pizza on my plate. It is the one restaurant I have to drag all of my friends and family visiting me to. And the one place I always recommend when someone asks for advice on where to eat. Not only is it the best pizza ever, it is also ridiculously inexpensive.

I RECOMMEND ORDERING: YOUR PERSONAL PIZZA FAVOURITE (MARGHERITA FOR ME PLEASE). PAIRED WITH HOMEMADE LEMONADE IN THE DAYTIME, AND HOUSE BEER OR WINE IN THE EVENING.
DSC03337-1Freak Shakes @ Maxwell’s Bar & Grill – Covent Garden

When talking about hyped up London foods, I could not go without mentioning the latest Instagram trend: Freakshakes. The indulgent, dribbling, ice cream desserts masquerading as milkshakes, that bring together such delights as doughnuts, caramels, marshmallows, sauces, and of course a massive amount of cream. As a newly-started Australian trend there is not a lot of places that offer freakshakes in London yet. But at Maxwell’s Bar & Grill, conveniently placed in Covent Garden, they serve them. And they serve them good. If you are wondering if they live up to your Instagram-fuelled expectations, the answer is yes. Just make sure that you have a few hours to spare when ordering this, as it will make you feel fuller than ever before. So. Much. Milkshake.

I RECOMMEND ORDERING: YOUR PERSONAL FAVOURITE FROM TODAYS FREAKSHAKES, AND A GLASS OF WATER TO POUR IT DOWN WITH.

 

Meat Liquor – W1, COVENT GARDEN, HOXTON AND BRIGHTON

I have mentioned on my blog before that I have really been much of a burger-person. Well, that was before I discovered Meat Liquor. Hidden right behind the crowded Oxford Street lies a basement-like room with little lighting and loud music. And the best burgers and fries in town. The burgers and fries at Meat Liquor are not only fresh and tasteful, they are unique and different. Even though I come for the burger and atmosphere, I definitely stay and keep coming back for the sides: Hippie Fries (covered with an amazing sauce and lots of onion) and Deep Fried Mac and Cheese Bites.

I RECOMMEND ORDERING: bacon cheeseburger with hippie fries and deep fried mac and cheese bites. Paired with water and your favourite cocktail.

London Food Sketch

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Sketch, the most instagrammable and hyped up place in London. Visiting is an adventure in itself, and the toilets are the coolest place ever. If you go to Sketch, it is not purely for the meal, but for the full experience. With several different restaurants and cafés at the house, you can find something suited for any meal. If you are looking for a unique place serving delicious food, look no further. Even though Sketch might be more on the pricier side compared to the rest of the list, it is so worth the splurge.

I RECOMMEND ORDERING: Afternoon Tea in The Pink Room (google it and you’ll understand why). Remember to book in advance.

 

You might have heard of some of these restaurants from before, or they might all be completely new to you. Either way, they are in my opinion definitely all worth the hype surrounding them, and therefore also worth your visit. Be sure to keep these places in mind the next time you are in London and your stomach is craving a delicious meal. Also check out my Top Five Places for (All  Day) Food in London from last year for even more recommendations!

 

What are your favourite London Restaurants?

 

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After a week filled with London-fun in the sun, it was time to pack my bags and head back home to Norway for the summer. I have always hated packing because there is always so much stuff I want to bring, but so little space for it in my suitcase. Over the past couple of years makeup has become the biggest issue, as I have a few too many makeup bags filled with products. I managed to narrow it down to my must have pieces to fit in two large makeup bags, and did the same with my brushes. Even though I have a collection of brushes and like to try out new ones, I do have some Must Have Makeup Brushes which I could never do without. Since I skipped last week’s Beauty Product of the Week, I thought I would combine two weeks in one and give you a longer post on my all-time must have makeup brushes. These are the brushes I use daily and could not live without, that I truly recommend from the bottom of my heart.

Must Have Makeup Brushes
Beauty Blender

Ever since I first tried it last summer, the BeautyBlender has been my most used and loved beauty tool. I use this sponge to blend out my foundation, concealer, eyeshadow primer, cream contour and every other cream product I might use. Designed to give impeccable, streak-free application with minimum product waste, it leaves the most perfect and flawless finish every single time.

Morphe M439

With its chunky yet lightweight handle, the M439 Deluxe Buffer Brush magically buffs the product over the skin whilst simultaneously providing a natural finish. Synthetic bristles exquisitely apply the desired makeup to the complexion whilst remaining impeccably gentle on the skin. My favourite foundation brush, to use before blending out with a Beauty Blender.

Real Techniques Buffing Brush

My favourite powder brush. Ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation. But I also like to use this to blend out my contour, bronzer and blush. The perfect mid-sized brush for both larger and more detailed areas.

Must Have Makeup Brushes

Real Techniques Contour Brush

To set my under eye concealer, I prefer to use a even smaller and more precise and dense brush. Even though this brush is meant for Contour and highlight on the cheekbones, I always reach for it for my under eye area, where it fits perfectly.

Too Faced Kabuki Brush

This portable and retractable Kabuki Brush has been my all-around on-the-go face brush for years. It is so simple to always keep in my bag, and works well with both powder and cream products I might need to touch up on throughout the day. Luxurious, hard-working bristles grab pigment  and blend expertly for flawless, streak-free color.

Morphe M438

The M438 Pointed Contour Brush is the perfect tool for detailing and contouring the face effortlessly, delivering flawless results. It is fluffy enough to blend out the product, but dense enough to apply it only to a detailed area. The size and shape fits perfectly on top of my cheekbones, which makes it my go-to brush for highlighting.

L.A.B.2 Pro Eyeshadow Brush *

This brush is the stiffest and flattest eyeshadow brush I own. This makes it perfect for one thing (and one thing only..), which is highlighting my brow bone. Again, the size and shape fits perfectly in my brow bone.

Morphe M441

If I had to use only one eyeshadow brush for the rest of my life, it would easily be the M441 Pro Firm Blending Crease Brush. It is the perfect brush for adding transition shades and blending out the crease. But it also works for the whole lid, and on lazy days it is the only brush I use on my eyes.

H&M Eyebrow Brush

My absolute favourite budget friendly brush. This double-sided Eyebrow Brush is so easy in use. I first brush through my brows with the spoolie and then quickly fill them in with product. Easy, effortlessly and good on-the-go.

Must Have Makeup Brushes

With these Must Have Makeup Brushes I always get the flawless result I want. They are all fairly budget friendly, but still have the quality of a high end brand. In addition to these brushes, I really like the rest of Real Techniques and L.A.B.’s collections, as well as brushes from The Body Shop and Sephora. No matter what brushes you love and use, the most important thing is to take good care of them. Always remember to clean your brushes regularly, and keep them safe when traveling.

 

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