FRIENDSHIPS

Hi :) I hope you're having a nice Sunday evening. I'm right now sitting at the lakeside in Zurich writing this post. I overlooking the swiss mountains full of snow even if it's warm where I am and thinking if someone is up there climbing. Anyhow, Im feeling lucky; I'm together with the people I love; my partner and friends and the sun is shining. What more can you ask for?!

RED ABOUT ME

When I was younger I wouldn't really appreciate friendships, I took them for granted and I honestly didn't care so much about friends. I moved around so much so I never really saw the point of making long lasting friendships. Now I do, and I've moved to the last city in my life. I made that promise to myself. However sometimes it's almost like two voices inside me; one saying I should stay home and work and do something more valuable than just hang out and the other voice telling me or almost forcing me to go see my friends. Im absolutely not spontaneous, I always have a schedule in my head. I'm probably one of these people that one would classify as introvert but I'm forcing myself to be social. And once I'm in the social context, I find it the best moments there is.

RED ABOUT ME

I love this quote; exactly how I think friendships should be

I'm very quite, probably surprising to many of you. I'm a thinker and a doer but not a talker. I can sit in a dinner and be quite the whole evening and in groups I'm disappearing, while being with my family or my partner and talk like no tomorrow. It's about the setting and what I can contribute and extract. My thoughts about conversations are rather simple; I should either bring value or extract value; it sounds insane when I write this but I just try to put my words into thoughts. And then there are a handful of people I spend time with when these rules don't apply, these are the closest soulmates where no rules applies. Have a lovely night,

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FRIDAY INSPIRATION
Hi! This Friday is moving towards the end and I can feel my own motivation to do anything work related is starting to lack. Just want to sit down and pin down pictures on Pinterest and drink green tea, and for that reason I wanted to post some Friday inspiration. Have a look here, ah, this apartment is so inviting and tastefully decorated. I found this flat when browsing the web of some Swedish brokerage companies months back.
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So what weekend plans do we have? Naaaaada, we are going to stay home and cuddle up in front of some good movies and avoid the cold weather. And the only task I have is to find a lamp for our dining room, an endless story. Hugs and have a lovely weekend!

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MY DAILY MAKEUP

OH MY! What a morning! Me and Jennifer had schedule a photoshoot this morning to capture a couple colourful summer outfits. BUT, we woke up to a snowstorm ( hey,… We are in April ) so at 07.00 I texted Jen and sent a picture of a snow covered car. We both agreed shooting summer looks today wouldn’t work. So instead I had a cup of tea and made myself ready for the office. As I had a bit of extra time I turned on my own camera and captured my daily makeup routine. This is how a very normal morning starts for me;

Starting point, without makeup 

07.00 Alarm rings…. I don’t like to snooze, but my "better half" do so we snooze and while he sleeps I go through the day in my head and think what about my outfit.
07.15 I jump out of the bed (sometimes rolling…) heating up water for my green tea, washing my face with hot water (I always shower in the evening and not in the morning..). I put on serum, sunscreen and facial cream and let it dry up while I make the bed and pick my clothes.
07.30 I pick up my tea and make the bed, (yup every morning..) and take out my clothes from the wardrobe and hang them onto the closet door so they are ready. I don’t like to wear my clothes while doing my makeup as they always get dirty from makeup foundation etc.
07.40 I do my makeup and drinking my tea at the same time. Lastly I put on my clothes
07:55 I walk out the door. Voila, effective 45 minutes.
So what is my daily makeup routine like? It includes the following:
Face 
Primer, I change it all the time but right now I use an illuminating primer from Cover FX.
Foundation, I have forever used mineral powder from Bare Minerals in the colour Medium Beige
Concealer, I’m addicted to the Tinted Eye Brightener from Bobby Brown, colour Porcelain
Shadow, to create some shape in the face I use the contouring kit from Anastasia, the Fair palette

I can't be without my eye tint, lipgloss and mineral foundation 

Eyes
Eye lashes, I have lash extensions and don’t use mascara at all
Eye shadow, I use a very daily palette from Bobby brown with beige, fog and smoke colours
Eyebrows, I use a dry pencil from Loreal to create the shape of the brown and thereafter an eyebrow gel in colour Brown also from Loreal.
Lips
Oh this differ…. But I mostly use coloured lipgloss from cheap brands as I constantly loose them.
That’s it on a normal day…. And on weekends I wear absolutely no makeup and even very little when we go out. I like to differentiate between the weekdays and the weekend to make my brain understand it should relax. I’m very happy to be inside and going to make myself some hot tea and cuddle up in front of my Macbook, I prefer to make it cozy rather than fighting the weather. It totally feels like a day in December with snow falling and white rooftops. Have a fantastic Friday.
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I WENT BOLD
Hi darlings! When we went to our yearly winter ball in January ( the techniker cercle ball in Vienna ) I bought two dresses for the occasion; a blush pink one and a creme flowery one. But I ended up wearing a black dress from last year. Normally, the “secret” dresscode for women are that young women shouldn’t wear dark colours but as it’s not my first time there I went bold and dressed in black.
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That means I have two gorgeous dresses hanging in my closet, unused. As I’m not planning to go to any summer ball or having a summer wedding on my own, I’m really wondering when I will use these two… but hey, this is not a sponsored post but I thought I wanted to give you a tips on where I bought these beauties and a lot of other dresses for special occasions. It’s an Asian online shop called V-bridal. They don’t change their inventory very often but the styles they have are more or less perfect and the best part is that they come in over 30 colours. You can have it tailored to your measures or simply measure yourself to see if you fit into one of their sizes. I use a size 6.
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This summer we have a trip to Venice where a ball dress can be used, as well as attending a wedding in Sweden in end of July. But I’m so uncertain what to wear at the wedding, as here in Switzerland you would wear a cocktail dress, hat and the full package but in Sweden it seems many are wearing long dresses. I have never been to a Swedish wedding, so if you have any style advise for me on what to wear on a Swedish wedding feel free to share! Thank you!
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BILLIONS IN REALITY

Good morning :) here comes two mobile snaps from yesterday, really ugly ones but the point is that I went to a seminar with the former chairman of HQ Bank; Stefan and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. It felt like my favourite TV show Billions but in reality. It was really interesting to hear Stefan talk about a Sweden that he never believed existed; mainly corruption in the governmental and legal world. ( note… in Sweden everyone thinks all people are good and equal) I don’t doubt a second that that is the fact, but the story is rather chocking. Stefan’s bank, HQ Bank, broke it’s risk limits when trading derivatives, they lost 1.23 billion SEK for it’s over 90’000 customer and they were caught. Or did they really loose them or are these money on a Caribbean Island somewhere?

Now, I’m not sure which foot to stand on, personally I thought Stefan’s presentation last night held too many defending elements but at the same time presented many shocking facts; on the other hand I have an uncle who’s one of Swedens most successful financial journalists who’s under the impression that these guys are thieves after emailing him these images last night. In the end; it feels just like my favourite tv show Billions where the bad guys are the rich finance guys and the good guys are the attorneys being the poor and striving for fairness. v

On the bus home last night 

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