Tuesday, 18 November 2014

PDX 2











Monday, 17 November 2014

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

JEWELRY: My Skagen Watch

Yesterday I began my jewelry-series with talking about my Birth Stone Ring from Chinchar/Maloney. As I said, in these posts I'll be talking about my most treasured jewelry and a little bit about it's history and why I like it.


I don't wear a lot of different jewelry and I didn't bring a lot with me when I moved to the US. I normally wear a watch, on or two finger rings and I own a couple of necklaces. I've also recently bought a pair of hoop ear rings, since I don't wear my piercing jewelry anymore, and I'll wear that for extra fancy nights out. 


In this post I'll be talking about one of my newer pieces, My Skagen Denmark watch. I received it as a gift for my birthday in April. Or that is, I actually received another watch as a gift,but decided to change it for this one. I never had a problem with returning gifts - and I'm pretty sure people would rather have me get something that I actually love - especially when it is still a watch, from the same store and brand. I showed it to you guys on Instagram immediatly:
I always loved Skagen watches, and I will definitely get another one, if I were to own another watch. No need for that though, these bad-asses have life-time warranty, and they are actually not super-duper expensive. I love the obviously Danish design, I love their use of gemstones and colors and I love, love, how tiny and classic this one is - It goes with everything. 



As the ring, I always choose yellow gold, so this is why I chose this one. It is only plated though, and is made from steel. This has a Mother of Pearl dial(Which is super hard to photograph) and the time indicators are made of Swarovski crystals, and it has a little line of crystals at the top and bottom. I think in the US, it is sold as "Luxurious Gold Mesh". The outer ring is so polished that it is almost a mirror. The mesh steel band seemed a little hard at first, but it quickly softened up, and now I never notice that I'm wearing it. It is, so comfortable and PRETTY! 

I'm pretty sure this baby is actually on sale in the US right now, if anyone's interested. I like that you can actually buy watches directly from Skagen Denmark in the US, and don't have to go through a retailer!

Monday, 10 November 2014

JEWELRY: My Birth Stone Ring

Since I've had a couple of questions about the jewelry I'm wearing on a daily basis, I thought I'd make a couple of posts, talking about my most treasured jewelry and a little bit about it's history and why I like it.



I don't wear a lot of different jewelry and I didn't bring a lot with me when I moved to the US. I normally wear a watch, on or two finger rings and I own a couple of necklaces. I've also recently bought a pair of hoop ear rings, since I don't wear my piercing jewelry anymore, and I'll wear that for extra fancy nights out. 



In this post I'll be talking about my newest acquisition: My Birth Stone Ring from Chinchar/Maloney! It is so new that I'm still super excited about how it works and will probably be talking way too much, ha!


I first saw the jewelry by Chinchar/Maloney on my Instagram Explore (Which I am addicted to).

It is all handmade, they do a lot of custom-made jewelry, and it is a family business, which I always like!! They are also Portland-based, which can almost be considered local (erhm..) Local and small-business/family-business/women-run-business and sustainability is something I treasure!

One of their main sellers is the birth ring, which I really loved the first time I saw it. The ring is personalized, as you choose your favorite color gold and the stones you want to put in it. You can choose based on your birth month - they put a nice little chart for you or based on your favorite colors.

I can imagine many other ways to choose - You and your best friend's birth months for a gift, or put you and your sister's in there for a good gift for your mom. Well, we are three kids, so I'd probably need their 3 birth stones ring, ha!










Well, time came for me to choose and it was hard! I always prefer yellow gold over white, so that wasn't too bad. They also do a rose gold, which I know is becoming super trendy and is super pretty, but the yellow goes with everything I own.





























My birth month is April, so I really wanted the white diamond to put in mine. I had such a hard time choosing the other stone! I wanted pink, I wanted peridot or aquamarine! Since I'm over here however, I chose to go with my husky pride and went with the amethyst, which is the prettiest UW purple. 

In the beginning I was afraid it would get stuck in anything and everything, especially when putting up my hair, but I have had absolutely no problems with that. To be honest, I haven't taken it off once since I got it - OK, for showering - and it is just there on my finger all nice and shiny and way too pretty. 




Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Monday, 1 September 2014

My new bed







Finally I'm done moving. I moved from my shared room into a shared house a couple of blocks up the same street. I really love it. It's a sublet, so there is some work to be done, as to make it feel more like my own, but with a rearranging of all the furniture and new and, may I say, GORGEOUS bedding, it helps.

Right now I'm reading the book in the picture, which I got from the Seattle Public Libraries. So far it is absolutely beautiful and absolutely recommendable, but I'm only half way!

Monday, 14 July 2014

VIDEO: Dreadlocks 2008-2014 + Before



I've tried to dig out some photos for you from before I got my dreadlocks and how they changed from 2008 through 2014. The dates are probably not totally correct, but I did my best.

I wanted to do a voiceover, but that wasn't possible for me today. I hope this suffices!

A lot of you ask about why they are so thick all of a sudden. If you take a look at 2011, you can see how short they became, because they shrunk sooo much. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comment section below!

Thank you for watching