Arga Tanten (English: The Angry Lady). A blog about skincare run by a lady who is no longer in her 20s.
You might have noticed that any blog/channel/pod about skincare run by a lady over 30; it is my current obsession. This is no slight on 20-somethings; their concerns are different from mine.
As it so happens, this lady also has the tip of the week: let go of the cotton pads and just slap your products on using your hands. I can do that?!?
I was thinking of getting reusable cotton rounds, but I’ll def give this a go first; the fewer things the better, right?
Pre-spending diet, I managed to pick up two new NYX Lingerie lipsticks. I’m going sans foundation type product for now, and as it turns out, my favorite shade Corset looks terrible with my naked skin. So I did my research and found two colors that work well with my natural color: Exotic + Ruffle Trim
Another trick to make them work better with your natural color is to blot. (Maybe that’s just me? Maybe everyone else do blot their liquid lipsticks?)
The NYX Lingerie range remains a firm favorite for me. Stays on your lips, not sticky, only drying if you put on A TON (coincidentally why Beauty Mark works less well, because it’s patchy, and then you start to layer and that just does not end well and I’m so off topic. Never mind!), excellent shade range, I have no desire to try anything else because this works. I love it when you find something that works.
…what also works, when you leave home and forget all your lip products, is taking a (clean!) finger and putting shadow on your lips, top it off with some EOS lip balm. Just. Saying.
This might be a bit of a weird one. I follow the food brand Saltåkvarn on Insta, and I’ve been loving their posts lately. There’s been lots of porridge posts lately. And. It just makes me very happy.
Especially when they turn porridge into dessert:
Har du provat att steka gröt? Det låter lite speciellt, det medger vi men det blir faktiskt riktigt gott! Steker du gröten i lite smör får den en härligt knäckig yta. Gör lite extra gröt imorgon och spara resten i en fyrkantig burk i kylen. Skär sedan tunna skivor, stek tills de blir varma och servera med t ex honungsslungat äpple, hasselnötter och vaniljsås. 😊 Det finns ett recept på vår hemsida om du vill ha mer inspiration, sök på Stekt dinkelgröt så hittar du rätt. #lagaenbättrevärld #gröt #saltåkvarn
I’ve read Mr. Darcy’s Diary by Amanda Grange. Saw a few negative comments on GoodReads; how are there people not liking this book?? I’m basically in love! I love everything about it, including the size of the book, you know, that it’s more of a square than books tend to be?
I want more books like this!
I also need to mention Nina Hemmingsson’s På A svarar jag hej då. Feeling sorry for all of you who don’t speak Swedish and are missing out.
Spotify Discover Weekly has actually presented me with something quite brilliant. Had no intention of listening to it, but in my general undecided state as to what to listen to that particular day, Spotify started playing Emma Ruth Rundle and it was love at first sight.
It’s somewhere between Chelsea Wolfe and PJ Harvey. Have a listen!
Line in a song
Om vi nånsin behövt ett mirakel så kan det få komma nu.
(If we ever needed a miracle, now would be good)
Not so much the actual words as the delivery; I’m obsessed with the delivery.
This has been an Endless Blog Challenge post.