Endless blog challenge

Amy at Curiouser and curiouser did the Currently Reading Tag a while back. Let’s do that!


How many books do you usually read at once?

If you’re reading more than one book at a time, how do you decide when to switch books?

Do you ever switch bookmarks while you’re partway through a book?

Where do you keep the book(s) you’re currently reading?

What time of day do you spend the most time reading?

How long do you typically read in one sitting?

Do you read hardbacks with the dust jacket on or off?

What position do you mainly use to read?

Do you take the book you’re currently reading with you everywhere you go?

How often do you update your Goodreads progress on the book you’re currently reading?


ONE. Most recent Insta like

This post reads: Could it be that women’s lack of physical strength has some sort of connection to being constantly encouraged to starve to be attractive for men 🤔🤔🤔


TWO. Twitter

I just love a good grumpy cat.

THREE. YouTube

I absolutely love Lex’s take on the 26 things I’ve learned in 26 years; it is pure brilliant. Because negativity + sarcasm 💕

FOUR. Spotify

Genius move on Tonight Alive’s part, invite Lynn Gunn! If only more songs could feature Lynn Gunn.

FIVE. Another Insta-like

Home @edmasonphoto

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I cannot tell you how much I want this coat. Parka? Just look at that lining! It’s amazing. Love it that there are hordes of pics of this coat in my feed.

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Endless blog challenge

Surely, we’ve got nothing better to do than write blog posts??

This week, I’m back to suggesting three topics (surprise!). Here we go!

5 likes. I propose the following sources; Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Spotify. You know you can like or dislike tracks Spotify plays you if you use the autoplay setting, right? The dislike button is insanely satisfying.

5 podcasts. Straight up listing + short note on what the episode in question was about.

5 things in my freezer. Make sure to stock your freezer with some good bits!

Best of luck!

Recent discoveries


Smashbox BB cream + NYX Lingerie palette. Attempt at long story short: snow came pouring down, truck drivers showed particularly poor judgement, roads were closed off and traffic redirected. Rather than spending over 2 hours on narrow, narrow roads in the dark I opted for staying with my parents. Had not planned for it so I went to get a few bits to get me through the workday.

I.e. this was a more or less necessity purchase, but I have to say I’m impressed!

The BB cream. A. Exactly the right shade for me. B. I am happy with this light coverage. C. SPF 35?! I can tell you now this will be my go-to for summer. I’m just very happy with.

The eyeshadows. This looks like the most boring palette ever, I have similar shades. But I can use this for my whole face easy, and I love using it for a grungy eye. Love how the shades blend too. Current go-to!


ACO shampoo. So. My scalp recently turned into a dry flake. Cold water—not helping. Soft water—not helping. Washing hair a maximum of twice a week—not helping. Expensive hydrating shampoo—not helping. Other hydrating and/or moisturizing treatments—also. not. helping. This drugstore shampoo though, has worked a treat! It’s even friends with the stupid hard water in my apartment.

Will stay away from all hair products for now though, including dry shampoo, because I don’t know what was the cause of the dryness to begin with. Sure, it is cold out—we’re talking between -10 and -20 the past few weeks—but I’ve been around for a while, cold weather doesn’t usually have this effect on me. Only difference is washing hair less often and using dry shampoo. Shouldn’t that counteract any dryness..? I just don’t get it.


Lentil cakes! I’m sure this is a result of Sweden’s fear of rice, but it’s a brilliant, brilliant idea. Not sure this particular flavor was for me though, will get the plain ones next time.

Madeleine Olivia. Makes videos about vegan food and minimalism. Also talks eating disorder. 💕


Can I also mention the dinosaur kale again? My current favorite veggie!

On a similar theme, this insta account/blog:

Idag är det söndag och söndag betyder 😍MATLÅDEPREPP😍 och idag lagade jag ”bara” av sånt jag hade hemma. Och det blev fasen inte så bara! Herregud vad gott det blev. En klick röd curry, ett tofublock, lite kryddor, ris, quinoa, kokosmjölk blev marinerad tofu med en djävulskt god 🔥RÖD CURRYSÅS TO DIE FOR🔥 Alltså! Prova den! Tricket är att fräsa med ingefära och att ha i lite grillad paprika i såsen. Dra mig baklänges. Det där ovan kostade alltså i stunden noll kronor men kommer spara mig flera hundra kronor istället för utelunch. Recept på såsen finner ni om ni svajpar 👩🏻‍🍳 Jag körde som sagt marinerad och stekt tofu till men den här passar till så mycket, det är jag rätt säker på. Sojafärs, linser, kikärtor, ja vad som helst typ. Gah! Är så exalterad över att få äta dessa i veckan! Ps. Ni frågar ofta var jag köper tofu och tempeh och det gör jag i asiatiska butiker. Det är cheap 🌱 Jag säger det igen. Prova såsen!!😍 Vad har ni lagat lagat idag? 🙏🌏🔥🙏✌️💃🏼 #staycheap #matlåderi #sås #supersås #superdupersås #nöjd

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Tips on meals to make that are under 10 SEK/serving (translation: dirt. cheap.). And as I’m sure you can tell by the pictures, there are some v. good tips, just look at all that color!


Less happy discovery: the Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Primer has a tendency to pill up. It doesn’t do it all the time, but because it does sometimes, enough to keep me from using it. Can’t figure out why it does that; it be easier if it behaved the same way every time.

On a similar note, apparently chia seeds make me nauseous. (???or I imagining things again???)

This has been an Endless Blog Challenge post. Past topics for this challenge can be found here.

Endless blog challenge

For this week, I’m proposing the following topic: Recent discoveries.

This could be done in a number of different ways; an obvious way would be to do it on a theme, say music. Or it could be something more abstract, such as something you’ve learned.

Or, if you’re not a fan of the theme idea, you could just list a few things you’ve discovered lately. If you want to make it easy on yourself you could list for example:

a track
an author
a food
a YT channel
an insta/twitter account
a skincare/hair/makeup product
an app
a drink
a blog
a podcast/TV show

Enough ideas, yes?

Endless blog challenge

This week! I’m curious about your sleeping habits. Let’s talk all about it via this tag that I found in a Swedish blog (and obvs translated):

The zzZzz list

At what time do you go to bed?
At what time do you wake up?
Are you a morning person?
What type of bed do you have?
What’s on your bedside table?
Which is the best song for falling asleep?
How do you sleep? Really?
What do you wear to bed?
Bed hair?
What do you do in the middle of the night?
How do make your bedroom cozy?
What’s the weirdest place you’ve woken up?
How do you make your bed?
What’s your best tip for a good night of sleep?
What do you do in bed before falling asleep?

5 recommendations

ONE. Thrice

This is a recommendation. Of sorts. Just not directed to any specific person:

Had to listen to it, obviously. I mean 10/10? That’s like begging to be contradicted. But I’ve got no objection to that rating.

TWO. Richard Hawley

When I was living in Largs, I was sent a selection of Richard Hawley albums from someone I knew from LiveJournal. I don’t quite remember why. Couldn’t I just download like a normal person? (Maybe I couldn’t, maybe I had no internet??? That might have been it. Now that I think about it.) Or did I need to be pushed to listen to Richard?

THREE. John Frusciante

Another LiveJournal user insisted John’s solo work was brilliant. She was right! Led to my second round of Red Hot Chili Peppers obsession.

FOUR. The Amity Affliction

One of those rare times Spotify’s Discover Weekly made sense. If you don’t listen to Amity already and spend most of your time listening to Bring Me the Horizon, you will inevitably be recommended Amity. And you will like it.

FIVE. Northlane

This is my main reason for leaving YouTube on autoplay every now and again. Sometimes it will present you with something that you need in your life.

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5 lists about 5 things

5 things I often say

Men ALLTSÅ. (By which I mean But REALLY.)
Are you kidding? (To things that don’t work as expected. Such as office door that won’t unlock. Because it’s computerized. Have to stick my key in lock approx. 20 times. This happens multiple times a week. Lots of fun!)
Also (…you might have noticed…)
Go vegan? (People around me keep saying stupid stuff that would be solved by going vegan, sooo...)
◊ Dom får fan skylla sig själv. (Their own damn fault. Except for it’s not grammatical.)

5 things I often think

◊ How am I ever going to get through a workout?
Oh my god is it never ending??
◊ Just another // insert number here // minutes.
◊ I need a glass of wine. And then I think about what an absolute waste of money that is leading to hardly ever having wine or any type alcohol anymore. I’ll get over it. Eventually.
◊ Do they have to be that loud?

5 things I dream about at night

◊ Not being able to hear what people say to me. This is what happens if you fall asleep with headphones and music blaring. You don’t hear the music, but it still prevents hearing what people in dreams say. It’s weird.
◊ Going to gigs. In general, I dream a lot about the people who make the music I listen to, not just gig situations. E.g dreamed Oli Sykes worked at my local grocery store. To mention on thing that makes sense in writing…
◊ Absurd work situations. Like. I dream about people at work and situations that are clearly based in things that have happened at work, but the things people say and do are just insane. Probably my least favorite dreams. They’re just really, really boring.
◊ Hair and teeth falling out.
◊ I’ve repeatedly dreamed I’m in Brighton and can’t escape tidal waves.

5 things I order abroad

◊ Cocktails. Because they’re always way cheaper than in Sweden, feels like a bargain you can’t refuse.
◊ Pot of tea. Because you can when you’re in the UK. Not that common in Sweden.
◊ Scones. Again, way easier in the UK than in Sweden.
◊ Soup. This probably has to do with having both lunch and dinner out and wanting something lighter for lunch. This is never the case in Sweden. If it was I might order soup. I guess.
◊ Pimm’s?

5 things I wish would happen before the end of the year

◊ Glasvegas releases a record and announces a tour.
◊ Someone drags me along to Glasgow, and I don’t have to do any planning at all for it.
◊ New Thrice record?
◊ 6th book in Johanne Hildebrandt’s Valhalla saga?
◊ Be hit with some sort of mad obsession. It’s been a while now, I need something new to make life fun again.

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Endless blog challenge

LOOK. I know I’m overdoing the list this many of this thing post suggestions, but just bear with me for one more week, OK?

This week I want to know the following:

5 people whose style you admire. Doesn’t have to be everything they ever wore, it could be that one time when they had good hair, or their style 20 years ago, or people who no longer are. Just people you think had good taste in wearables at some point in time.

5 bands/artists that have been recommended to you. And that you actually like. Do mention who or what recommended!

5 lists about 5 things. I’ve borrowed this from a Swedish blog and translated it.

5 things I often say
5 things I often think
5 things I dream about at night
5 things I order abroad
5 things I wish would happen before the end of the year