My Escape.

img_4501 img_4502 img_4503Hey guys! 

I have previously mentioned in my holiday-sum-up post (here) that I got some books for christmas. Not all of these are from christmas-17, and I haven’t got time to read them all either. In between the exam-revision, I needed a short break from all the stress. Besides from hitting the gym, and buy groceries, I took the time to read one of my books.

I finished “Transfervindue” in one evening, even though I’m a slow reader. There’s only 90 pages, so I thought why not just finish it immediately. It’s a danish book written by Maria Gerhardt. It’s about a cancer patient who moves into this fancy Hospice facility on Zealand where the sick people are treated by nuns and doctors. It’s like an isolated sanitized city just for terminally ill patients. It’s a dark comedy and about everything all the healthy people are doing wrong according to the main character. 

Personally I think it’s a good book, and gives an inside on what it’s like to be a patient of such cruel decease, and almost heartbreaking details within those few pages. It’s worth the read. 

I cannot wait till I get time to read my other books – I’m already few pages into “Niceville” (aka. The Help), and already want to order more books. I used to read so much when I was younger, and hate that I stopped. So I definitely want to read more and reduce watching movies for a while. I’ve made a wish list of books, and have a dream of mine to make my own home-library. That would be so cool! 🙂 ♥

~Neevadha~

P.s – have you noticed the updated header on my blog? I thought it was finally time to change it up a little, it’s been almost a year since I updated it last 😉

Deep Cleanse – Skincare

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Hey guys! I’ve thought of doing some skincare posts – not that I’m an expert or anything, but just to share some products I use and works for me. 

I’ve probably mentioned this before here, but I used to have really bad skin – acne prone, discoloration, scars and greasy. I did’t even use a daily moisturizer or any sort of skincare back then, and used to cover it all up with makeup. When I was 16-17 I decided to stop hiding my skin behind makeup and take care of the canvas itself. 

I want to start off with my deep-cleanse routine, and then at some point introduce you to my daily skin care routine and nighttime routine. Of course I get too busy sometimes and skip it, but I try to do my best to get it done once/twice a week. 

Productslist will be listed below.

When I deep-cleanse I:

  • Start off with a clean canvas – washing the face
  • Remove dead skin and clocked pores by using a black mask. I personally use 2 black masks – JorgObé black mask for center of my face and Boscia luminous black mask for outer part of my face. 
  • Remove the black mask by peeling from the chin and pull it up toward my forehead.
  • Gently exfoliate. I use C-vitamin scrub to exfoliate the remaining dead skin and black mask I couldn’t peel off. Exfoliate in circular motions and avoid eye-area.
  • Wash the face again, and apply toner. I use 
  • Apply sheet mask to regain moist to the face. I recently went to Sri Lanka where I bought a handful of sheet masks from The Face Shop. It’s some Korean skincare, and so far I love them. Otherwise I suppose any sheet mask would do. 

 

On the busy days where I don’t have time to put on masks, I use a multi-product (scrub + clay mask) from L’Oréal. I use it max twice a week and leave it on my face for 5 minutes before i wash it off in the shower. 

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I know I look a little lost on the pictures, please bear with me, I had no idea how to take these awkward pictures 😂

Products list:

The Body Shop C-Vitamin scrub – here

The Body Shop tea tree toner – here

Boscia luminous black mask – here

JorgObé black mask – here

The Face Shop the solution sheet mask – here

The Face Shop Bio-Cell sheet mask – here

L’Oréal Pure Clay Scrubgel – here

~Neevadha~

My Holiday (summed up)🎉

Before you start to scroll through my pictures to get a quick view – apologies; I’v been absent because of my exam period and had to spend time revising during the last week of december until now. I still have some exams in this month, so I’m just gonna make it quick 😉

Two days before christmas, my friend and I took the bus to Copenhagen, to go to tivoli. He was going home for the holidays and I had a party to attend next day, so we thought why not travel together and go to tivoli as well? I’ve only been there once and didn’t try anything. During christmas time, they decorated the place with lights and fake-snow and we immediately got the christmas-spirit. It was super cold, but totally worth it! 

On the way we booked a table at Sticks & Sushi at the roof of Tivoli Hotel. The view was so nice, and I bet it would be even better during summer, where you can sit on the terrace. It was quite expensive, but the quality was top, so it made sense. 

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And of course we made it home to christmas, theres nothing much to tell, than we ate the traditional christmas dinner and dessert, opened presents and played some boardgames. I got more books, and cannot wait till I get time to read them 🙂

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I got back to my apartment shortly after to revise, and celebrated New Year’s eve with my uni-friends and others. It was my first time celebrating NYE without my family, but it was different and a new experience. Before I end this post I want to wish you all a happy new year! 😉 

~Neevadha~

Sprinkle of Ruby and Jasmine

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Hey – it’s me – with the terrible picture quality -.- Anyways, as I warned you, here’s another look from my created purely from my boredom. This could potentially look like a temple-look. I mean, like a really sophisticated kovil-kuttuvilakku look. The dupatta (yes it’s just a dupatta, not a saree), is from a suit I bought In Colombo. Obviously I couldn’t wait wearing it, so I just did this look, with the bun, jasmine flowers and classic red lips with simple eye look. All the jewelries are also from Sri Lanka 🙂

Products used on my face is listed below:

  • Foundation: Becca luminous foundation (warm honey),
  • Concealer: Nars radiant creamy concealer (caramel),
  • Bronzer: MAC mineralizing skinfinish (sun power),
  • Shadows: MAC (Sketch + Tempting),
  • Eyeliner: Maybelline master ink (black),
  • Mascara: L’Oreal carbon black,
  • Lashes: Huda Beauty lashes (Farah),
  • Brows: ABH dipbrow (ebony),
  • Powder: MAC studio fix (NC43),
  • Highlighter:Laura Geller (gilded honey),
  • Lips: H&M lipvenyl (screen siren) + MAC lipstick (Ruby Woo) 

This is probably the last look I created before I went back to my own apartment. Since then I haven’t had that much time to paint, but I did create a halloween look, and some few experiments. I’ll decide whether I’ll post them or not at some point 🙂 Otherwise I have other posts waiting in line for you 😉 ♥

~Neevadha~

Winter Is Here (2017)

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As cold as it is, winter is officially here! I’m not a winter-child, even though my birthday is in February. My favorite time of the year is probably Spring – not too cold and not too hot. Yet winter has its own kind of charm. All the lights turned on in the city and christmas trees everywhere. The smell of burned almonds and feeling of enjoying a cup of hot chocolate while wrapped in blankets and watching all your favorite annual christmas movies. Mine is definitely “Home Alone 2” and a danish classic “Krummerne 2”.

Well, it’s obviously not the same kind of christmas-spirit while studying at uni, since the exams are from the beginning of January, and there’s a huge project that has to be ready before Christmas eve. Sigh. Anyways, I’m still trying to cheer myself up somehow, and of course do my best to revise for my exams. 

The christmasmarket in Aalborg has been up for a while now, but I refused to enjoy myself in the name of christmas until it was actual December. Also I’m looking forward to wear my ugly christmas sweater and maybe buy some more of that.

So far it has only snowed once in Aalborg, while I was at the library. Of course yours truly ran out to take some pictures of the non-lasting winter wonderland-scape. I’m going to post them on instagram eventually when the layout is right :)♥

~Neevadha~

Fur, Flesh & Bones

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Hey guys!

Remember that post I did with a smokey-glitter-cut-crease-eyelook with plum lips? No? Then you can quickly view it (here) 😉 .

Anyways, here’s the second look I did with the same makeup – only difference is I changed out the lip color (NYX lip cream (Berlin)). I styled it differently. Actually just wearing a black tee and found some jewelries I had laying around. The earcuffs are from H&M some years ago, and the nose-ring is from Gina Tricot. I think the gold accessories went well with the golden glitter liner. 

I tied half of my hair up and split the front hair obviously as I could, and got this almost grudge-90’s looking… yeah.. It was just a bit different from what I’ve ever done, and I was amazed by the result 😂.

Yup, I got more makeup looks to share – trust me, I had a little too much time for myself and painted my face like it was nobody’s business 😅 ♥

~Neevadha~

milk and honey 🐝

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Hey peeps.

In beginning of November I ordered a lexicon online, and looked at other books (just for no reason), and came across this one. “milk and honey” by Rupi Kaur. I’ve stumbled upon some poets from this book on the internet a few times, and thought it could be interesting to read some more of it. I’ve never really read poems/poetry books before, so I didn’t know what to expect. The book wasn’t that expensive so I just ordered it. 

First of all. I love this book. It’s simple yet so deep. I wish my 16-year-old-me had this book, because I’m pretty sure it could have been helpful to go through a tough teen with some hope and relatable quotes. It makes you feel like you’re not alone when it comes to all the emotions she writes about. 

The illustrations are also made by Kaur, and they fit in perfectly with the simplicity of her work. I’m down to buy her other book “the sun and her flowers”. Or generally books. My interest in reading books is slowly coming back to me. It’s like an escape ticket for moment from all the chaotic days, and reading 30 min. per day gives your mind a (needed) break. 

I can only recommend this book, especially if you’re open for deeper simple stories and poets 🙂 ♥

~Neevadha~

PLUMxTANGERINE’ita

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Hey guys! As my parents wouldn’t let me go back to my apartment after our Sri Lanka trip, I tried to entertain myself by painting my face with some of the makeup I had at my parents’ house. I certainly didn’t hold back dressing up with the new jewelries and pieces I bought from SL. Here’s another look I just randomly created. 

Honestly I’m not as creative or good with hairstyling as doing my makeup but I tried to give it a chance. As you can see, I just pulled it out again and let my hair down. My go-to look to be honest. Do I have to complain about my camera quality again? You probably know by now. I’d already taken a few pictures before I realized I forgot my bindi -.- so I had to take some more awkward pictures. 

Here’s a product list of what’s on my face (as I remember it:

  • Foundation: Becca luminous foundation (warm honey),
  • Concealer: Nars radiant creamy concealer (caramel),
  • Eyeliner: Maybelline master ink (black),
  • Mascara: L’Oreal carbon black,
  • Lashes: Huda beauty lashes (Farah),
  • Shadow: MAC (sketch), MAC mineralizing skinfinish (sun power) + MAC studio fix powder (NC43),
  • Glitterliner: Urban Decay (midnight cowboy),
  • Brows: ABH dipbrow (ebony)
  • Lips: MAC lipstick (rebel),
  • Blush: MAC  blush (peachtwist),
  • Highlighter: Laura Geller (gilded honey)

I styled another look with this exact makeup, which I’ll post (hopefully) soon, so stay tuned for that :)♥

~Neevadha~

 

 

Ravage⚠ in Odense


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Hey, so here’s another catch up post from when I was doing my SL journey on the blog. I went to Odense for like the first time. I mean, I’ve driven through Odense a couple of times but never actually been in town. I went broke in Zara because – let me be honest – I thin we probably only have 3-4 Zara stores in Denmark, and the closest Zara store is the one in Odense. I personally like going to their physical store than the online store. I just can’t find anything I like online, compared to their stores. I’ve posted some pictures of my purchases. The first hoodie is from New Yorker, but the other items are from Zara, and I absolutely love them! Who knows, maybe I can find time to click some pictures with the outfits, but I can’t promise anything 😬. 

 

 

 

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I’m absolutely in love with the pants! So in this season and I wish I could’ve worn them more, but it’s too cold now 😥 I also love the details on the sleeves on the hoodie. It’s a cropped hoodie with a street-sporty look to it. The cropped t-shirts are actually the same in different colors. I just couldn’t choose between them so I got them both and went broke ._.♥

~Neevadha~

 

Like the Dancing Emoji

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Heeey! So I finally got a saree post for you all! It’s been too long honestly. Last time I did a post about the last saree I wore was in summer. Gee, but here is 1/6 of my new tamil attire from Sri lanka. I specifically looked out for a simple red saree with a golden border. I probably went through 3-4 shops to find one in Colombo. Since I didn’t get the blouse stitched for this saree, I just used a universal gold blouse (you’ve probably noticed me using this sometimes before). I think it went super well with the simple saree. 

As for my hair and makeup; I made a brown/red smokey eye with Urban Decay Heat palette and ABH modern renaissance palette. Wore my favorite pair of lashes by Huda Beauty in Samantha – I swear those lashes are almost falling apart of being used for 2 years now 😅. I highlighted with my new highlighter Uranus by Jeffree Star cosmetics x Manny MUA. Lips are a combo of H&M lipvenyl in Siren and MAC Ruby Woo. I braided my hair and brought it forward. The earrings are also from Sri Lanka, and I’m absolutely obsessed with them! 🙂 ♥

~Neevadha~ 

Blind The Haters, Honey

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As you can see on the pictures, I’m ready to blind the entire world with my Jeffree Star Cosmetics x Manny MUA skin frost Uranus. I ordered it on Jeffree Star cosmetic’s webshop (and had to pay double because of tax -.-), because I wanted it before it sod out. My sister already purchased their earlier collaboration skin frost in EclipseEclipse is a peachy iced shade, whereas Uranus is more like a golden iced shade. 

When I swatched it, it came off almost too powdery. I wasn’t quite sure about it – but the real test was with a brush on my face, and it didn’t let me down! Of course it looks more illuminating spraying it with a mineral water spray or a setting spray. I received the product in October, and of course I’ve used a couple of times. I will post other posts of the looks where I’m wearing it ;)♥

~Neevadha~

Sweet mother of…

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Hey guys! I’ve been busy lately (still am and will be until january), so I took some time to pre-write some posts, which I’ll publish during the busy time 😅.

Despite my busy schedule, I try my best to make time to hang out with my friend K, and catch up. We both were craving cupcakes but couldn’t find a cupcake place in Aalborg (at least not online), so we decided to go to Pennylane in central Aalborg. I can’t describe how excited we got when we found out they had cupcakes! Coincidence? I don’t think so 😂. Since it was such a nice sunny day, we also decided to order some smoothies. 

Not only did the cupcake look super pretty, but also tasted soooo good. Unfortunately I’m probably not going to buy it that often since the price was a little too high for a student. I can already promise you that there will be more food-related posts, because that’s almost all I do 🙊

~Neevadha~