WHAT’S UP WITH THE ACCENT?

 


 
Hi friends! Hope you’re all doing well and getting cosy for the holidays. As you might have noticed I’m currently focusing on making my videos for Loutube, therefore there is less time for the blog. I’ve also been experiencing some issues with my website, but that should all be fixed now.
 
What do you all think about the videos so far? I hope you’re all enjoying them as much as I am when making them 🙂
 
Time’s flying by so quickly right now and the end of 2016 is coming closer. I already have some very exciting projects and plans lined up for the start of next year.. can’t wait to show you!
 
 
x Love Lou

LOU’S MAKEUP TUTORIAL


 
Hi dearies! Through the years, so many of you have asked about how I do my make up. So it felt like an obvious choice for my next Loutube video to be a Makeup tutorial! Now you will all know what I look like all the way from my rosy, red, and somewhat dry natural face – to the face you normally see in photos.
 
In case you’re wondering what the redness on my skin is, it’s my skin condition called Rosacea which becomes quite a lot more visible during winter. (I’ve written a post about it here.)
 
As you might have noticed, I will be putting a lot of time into my Youtube channel now, so naturally the blog won’t be as prioritised. But I hope you understand, and that you’ll enjoy my videos just as much (or even more perhaps?).
 
AND – If you have any ideas of what you would like to see on my channel, let me know!
 
 
x Lou

KIVIK SPA DAY

 

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Me and my big sister Olivia both had our birthdays quite recently and decided to give each other a spa day away to enjoy together. We both love prefer experiences rather than material things, so this was perfect.
 
The little town Kivik is located in a southern part of Sweden called Ă–sterlen, known for its beautiful coastline and great retreats.
 
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We found this little fairytale-like spa hotel right by the sea. *heart-eye emoji*
 
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This is my incredible, beautiful, sister. And best friend. Olivia (or ia, as I call her) is three years older than me, lives in Malmö and works as a media communicator. She’s one of the smartest, most driven, kindest and strongest people I know of. In other words, the ultimate sister. Although a bit bossy sometimes.
 
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Being close to the sea has always been one of the most important things in our lives, so we both thrived in this environment.
 
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Hi. I could live here.
 
It’s almost as if I got my favourite colour pattern from this exact setting. Natural shades of blue, green, brown, sand, whites and darks. The best.
 
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We walked around the town and found a little market, full of local produces.
 
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Had a look around the hotel garden and enjoyed the incredible view.
 
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Later in the evening it was time for some real spa-time. We scrubbed, peeled, treated ourselves with facial masks and hair masks, relaxed in the jacuzzi, and got all mushy in the sauna. The rest of the evening was spent having a lovely dinner in our hotel room, talking about our lives and future dreams, meditating a bit and falling asleep like two little babies.
 
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In the morning we enjoyed the crucial hotel breakfast <3 Then we packed our bags and headed back to Malmö, where I spent the rest of the weekend at my sister’s place.
 
I’m not the type of person who treats myself to these things that often, but I’m trying to get better at it. This time it was definitely worth it.
 
 

LOU

I’M ON YOUTUBE! WELCOME TO LOUTUBE

 

Yes, my friends. You heard right. I’m on Youtube!
I’ve officially entered the world of video logs. And what a peculiar world it is!
 
Ever since I started working with social media, I’ve felt that there is so much more to me than just the images I post. There are so many things I feel passionate about, things I want to share to the world.
 
Sharing videos means exposing a lot more of myself and being a lot more vulnerable. But I always enjoy pushing myself out of my comfort zone, and I really believe that this could be something truly great. Don’t you agree?
 
Right now I just need you all to be my cheerleaders for a bit, so that I’ll actually have the courage to continue with all of this. Thanks <3
 
So what else will you be watching on Loutube? That’s something we’ll have to figure out together along the way. All I can say is, there are a trillion things I’d like to share with you all, and there are pretty much no limitations here!
How exciting is that? Just thinking about it makes me jump up and down inside.
 
I’ll show you my beauty hacks, take you with me on my travels, share my experiences and talk about all things I find exciting and important.
 
I’ll also be able to answer all of your questions in a much more personal way, so ask away already my dear ones!
 
Oh and, WELCOME TO LOUTUBE!
 
 

x LOU

STILLWITHYOU CPH

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Received a little package on the post the other day, with these beautiful pieces of jewellery from StillWithYou, handmade in Copenhagen. In my opinion, nothing beats Danish design. They just always seem to know what they’re doing.
 
I love wearing the type of jewellery that you never have to take off, because of its simplicity and delicate style. So this little silver lock collection fits me really well.
 
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And knowing that those pieces have been crafted by two hands especially for you, really is such a special and rare thing in this world of mass consumption.
 
Find them here!.
 
 

LOU

MONDAY GOODIES #2

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Before the Flood
 
Watched this incredible and impactful new climate documentary by Leonardo Dicaprio. I’ve spoken a lot about climate change, environment and sustainability before, but this really inspired me to be even more engaged in the matter. Watch it for free on Youtube here!
 
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Gilmore Girls
 
Rediscovered this wonderful and nostalgic tv series recently, and now I’m completely hooked once again. I love how the connection between Loralei and Rory represents all kinds of relationships between women. Motherhood, sisterhood, friendship and unconditional love. This really is the perfect cosy thing to watch during chilly autumn and winter days. And of course, who doesn’t love to follow Rory and all her boys. #teamjess
 
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Pea & Mint Soup
 
I’m still in a period of making heaps of yummy soups for lunch and dinner, and this one sounds so goodie good. Better try it soon.
 
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The Swedish Theory Of Love
 
Another documentary, this time about the society in Sweden and how we value independence so much, to the point where people live incredibly lonely and autonomous lives. The documentary itself is quite sad to watch but I still found it very interesting.
 
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Shop DĂ´en
 
Completetly fell in love with the designs of this California-based brand, Dôen. Not only are all of their pieces incredibly beautiful and well made, but the women behind the brand are also really inspiring.

 

What else is up? The first snow has fallen and Gothenburg is seriously freezing at the moment. I’ve been dealing with some anxiety lately, which makes me consider getting into meditation properly again. Think I need to reconnect with myself a little.
 
Next year is creeping closer and there are a lot of big decisions to be made, but for now I’m just excited about enjoying a cosy christmas at home.
 
And don’t forget that it’s Monday friends. Monday = A whole new list of music on your Spotify discover weekly list. Good music can make any day so much better.
 
 
LOU

SHERLOCK

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Working the private detective look in this awesome Weekday coat. I would only need a magnifying glass and a briefcase to go fully Sherlock.
 
Out of all of my trenches, this might just be my favourite one.
 
Trench coat Weekday
 
Sweater H&M 
 
Bag Alfie & Douglas
 
Sneakers Beyene
 
 

LOU

FLASHBACK LOU: PARIS

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Hi friends. Today I’ll be taking you on a little trip back in time, to when I was 15 years old and was madly in love with Paris and basically everything that had to do with being French. At that time, the bare mention of the Eiffel tower would make me squirm. Haven’t we all had a period like that at some point?
 
Anyhow, I finally decided to satisfy my longing so during 2010 I went to Paris three times in one year (basically every school break) and had the most clichĂ© french movie-like trips you could ever imagine. The first trip together with Iris and Nika was the very best one, so that’s the one I’m sharing today. Here we go!
 
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After watching AmeliĂ© about a trillion times, there wasn’t a single doubt in our minds that we wanted to stay somewhere in Montmatre.
 
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As I mentioned, I had two of my favourite gals with me. Iris and Nika.
 
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Hi Nika.
 
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Hi Iris.
 
We stayed in a hostel in one of the narrow streets of Montmartre, in a room with a pretty view and a little french balcony.
 
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I enjoyed wearing all black, smoking cigarettes and looking like an anguished and difficult french woman (at least that’s what I thought I looked like). Oh well, points for the effort.
 
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Little Lou.
 
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We went on little excursions everyday, making our way around Paris and finding our favourite spots.
 
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Strolled along shopping streets. The straw hat was obviously a must.
 
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Browsed through vintage shops and record stores.
 
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Stopped for numerous coffees and creme brûlées.
 
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Ate other good things like lemon-merengue tarts, baguettes, croissants, snails. You know, the usual stuff.
 
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Went to some famous fancy macaron shop. Sadly I can’t remember the name of any of these places. Which I guess usually is the case with anything in the French language.
 
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As if there wasn’t already enough clichĂ©s around, an old carrousel showed up out of nowhere. Very cute.
 
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And of course we just had to sit there and pose for a minute.
 
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Yes, you know what comes next. A little trip to the old tower.
So we finally arrived at the Eiffel tower, gazed at it a little too long, admired it a little too much, had a few beers, a picknick on the lawn, all the fun.
 
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Little stunner.
 
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I remember having this little moment by myself, sitting by the canal, listening to Yann Tiersen and feeling absolutely in love with this place.
 
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Paris does that to you.
 
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We also did a little trip with the subway train to an incredible graveyard where lots of famous people are buried. Once again, can’t remember the name. But it was damn pretty.
 
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One of Nika’s wishes was to visit Jim Morrisons grave, and Nika made sure to leave a little origami bird with her kiss on it. Just look at this doll face. Jimmy would’ve blushed, I’m sure.
 
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In the evenings there was less of taking photos and more fun of other sorts. Like drinking wine and eating tons of olives in our hotel room. So many that we could fill half a bottle with olive stones, as you can see.
 
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We did all of those silly, rebellious things during this trip. The sort that you definitely shouldn’t do when you’re fifteen years old and definitely wouldn’t tell your parents about.
 
When we tried to get in to those Champs Elysees clubs, when we met those older men at that trashy bar, when I stayed over at that french guys apartment just before our morning flight home (Sschhh, don’t tell anyone).
All the red wine, the ciggarettes and mischeif. I really don’t recommend it kids! But it was great at the time.
 
Everytime I listen to Beirut, or see a boy with crooked nose and dark curly hair, or hear the sentence ‘Bonne nuit mon petit chat’, I will think about this trip and dream about doing it all again.
 
 

LOU