Jacket sponsored by Romwe

I actually got this denim jacket when I was still in Melbourne, but it was impossible to rock it in 40ºC, even though I was very tempted to. I decided to bring it with me on my trip back to Oslo, Norway for a little while instead. If I were to be honest, the weather in Oslo can be a little bit too cold for this jacket, but I've been spotted wearing this a couple of times already. Maybe that's why I got sick for more than two weeks. Whoops.

Anyways, you may have noticed a preeeeety big change to my hair. Well, for me it is at least. For as long as I can remember, I have had dark hair. Black, to be more specific. I only dyed it brown a couple of months ago, but that was as light as I have ever tried for my hair.

This change is a little bit outside of my comfort zone, but I think it did turn out to be pretty cool? What do you think?

Let's see how long I'll keep this hair colour before I go back to my darker locks.

denim jacket HERE

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As I've noticed a great improvement on my skin lately, I decided to share with you my daily skincare secrets. Note that this is only what I do in the mornings, and is not the only products I use that has helped improve my complexion. My nightly skincare routine includes more products and steps, but is what makes me wake up in the morning with soft skin, ready for me to start my day with the following steps.

The first step is divided into A, B and C because I only do ONE of them each time, depending on the current state of my skin.

The Ole Henriksen Collagen Booster Truth Serum has been my go-to facial oil for the past year. It penetrates into the skin right away, and has a fresh scent of citrus. Rich on vitamin C, this product firms and hydrates my skin all day. It has also given me a much brighter complexion compared to my usual dull complexion that I've struggled with since middle school.

I used to use this everyday when I wake up, but now, as my skin has gotten better, I only use it 2-3 times a week. On days where I do use this product, I will not apply moisturiser on my face, and will proceed to step 2.

This step is pretty straightforward, as I'm sure most of you already do on a daily basis.

I've been using Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream, which is on the pricier side, but has been proven to give you healthier and revitalised skin within a month (or you get your money back!). I've also read reviews about this product online, and everyone seem to love it. I'm no different.

However, what's more important is that you find one that works best for your skin. Maybe try and see if you can get a sample of this product and test it at home first, before you commit to buying it. This tip goes to all sorts of skin care products in order for you to find the perfect one.

During times when my skin gets extra dry, and sometimes even flaky, I like to apply oil on my face first thing in the morning and before going to bed. But instead of just rubbing pure oil on my face, I like to blend a drop or two of the Emma S. facial oil with my moisturiser before massaging it on my face in circular motions. This helps give that extra hydration to my skin during the harsher weather conditions.

Years and years ago, I didn't quite understand the importance of sunscreen, and hence never used it. In the recent years, however, I've been travelling a lot to tropical countries. This naturally made me realise how a good sunscreen can help protect my skin from sun damage.

I've tried many sunscreens over the years, and I must say that the Cliniderm Sun Face Mattifying Fluid SPF 50+ is my favourite one so far. Not only does it have a high sun protection factor (SPF), but it also gives my complexion a matte look. In other words, it will not leave my skin oily or greasy, something I've experienced many sunscreens do.

Yes, it’s literally thermal water in a spray bottle, but it really is a lifesaver on hot days. Especially now that it’s summer in Australia, I make sure to bring this refreshing face mist everywhere I go. I used it after going on a hike not too long ago, and it made me appreciate it even more.

If you're somewhere where you don't have access to water, this bottle of wonder will be a great source of instant hydration.

If you've been following me on my social media, you've probably noticed that I talk a lot about Emma S. Wiklund's products. For those who don't know, Emma S. is a Swedish skin care brand which is named after the founder herself. I was introduced to this brand by VASS PR last year, and has loved their products ever since.

I especially like their nighttime products, in which I can make another blog post on if you're interested to know my nightly skin routine as well.

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did creating it ♡

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​For months, this post has been completely neglected and forgotten in my drafts. I took the picture while thinking about Melbourne's roller coaster weather, and how it can be a sunny 28 degrees celcius one day, and a cold thunderstorm the next. I was indoors reading Harper's Bazaar and eating my all-time favourite snack, Cobs popcorn, because it was too overcasted and cold to go out.

I'm currently back in Oslo for a little over a month, and although the weather is pretty stable, it's still very cold and gloomy. I'm someone who is always affected by the weather somehow. A gloomy day can make me feel demotivated and not wanting to step out of the comfort in my home. A sunny day, on the other hand, can all of a sudden make me want to run errands, create content, catch up with my dear ones, and learn a new skill or two. All at the same time.

Now, I try to find joy even if I'm staying indoors. Maybe something as simple as watching a TV show on Netflix or reading a book. This time around, I poured out a whole bag of popcorn (yes, I finished it in one sitting), and read some magazines while drinking tea.

Oh, and not to mention the scented candles and soothing music in the background. Those are the things I like to do when I don't have any plans or tasks on my agenda anyway.

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In collaboration with Paul Rich

I have always had really skinny wrists, making it hard for me to find bracelets or watches that would fit or stay put. They always seem to slide their way off my wrists. Therefore, I’m rarely seen with any accessorises on my arms.

In collaboration with Paul Rich, I chose this silver mesh watch expecting to have the same problem, and prepared myself to bring it to a jewellery shop to get it adjusted. When I received the watch, it came with a tiny screwdriver, which of course is for customers to adjust the strap to fit their wrist.

This one is a timelessly designed watch, simple to look at, but still maintains its elegance. I can wear it for any occasion and outfit, whether it's casual or formal.

"With its undeniable elegance, this is the kind of watch that looks just as good for a night out as it does in broad daylight."

Get the watch HERE.

"With its undeniable elegance, this is the kind of watch that looks just as good for a night out as it does in broad daylight."

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Location: Melbourne, Australia | Local time: 2:32 am

Melbourne.

A city I have been to three times, and for each time I've been here, I've extended the duration of my stays. Although Oslo is home, Melbourne feels just as much as a home to me because I've grown so fond to this city. I've got to know a handful of people that treats me like their own, I've made friends for a lifetime, and I've met someone who cares for me more than anyone else.

But sometimes it gets a little bittersweet. I absolutely love it here, but I do get homesick. I'm here by myself after all.

Even though I'm only a phone call away from speaking to my parents, I always have to keep in mind that Oslo is ten hours behind in time. That makes our days completely opposite, and thus I can't make a phone call home whenever I want to.

And because of the distance, I can't just take a weekend trip home to visit my family. It takes a lot of planning, and not somewhere I can just stay for a few days. If I'm already travelling that far, it has to be at least a month.

I'm happy to be heading back to Oslo soon. Happy to see my family again.

But you know what the crazy thing is? When I'm finally back in Oslo after being away for so long, I know that I will get homesick again. This time over Melbourne.

Can't ever get out of this circle, can I?

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Shirt sponsored by Romwe

'A DINNER DATE AT 7, BUT TAEKWONDO AT 8' KIND OF OUTFIT.

shirt HERE

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In collaboration with SheIn

I have lost count of how many times people have walked up to me whenever I wear this dress. It doesn't matter if it's in Dubai or Australia, they will compliment me and ask where I got it from. It's flattering knowing that what I wear flatters them.

It's such a gorgeous piece, with a split design to compliment your legs while keeping its elegance. "Romantic" doesn't just have to be candle-lit dinners and a dozen of roses. It can be the look and feel of something, and this dress makes me feel romantic even without the stereotypical clichés. Definitely one of the dressier alternatives in my wardrobe, like a hidden treasure amongst my collection of not-too-formal clothes and casual wear.

dress HERE.

I have been creating a lot of new content lately, and can't wait to share them here on the blog with you!

Until next time!

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