Let’s wrap up September!
Not that I know why I seem to be so damned thrilled about that.
If it was up to me every month would be September. Best month, easy peasy. Weather is on its best behavior, by which I mean it’s less bright, and that alone makes life infinitely easier to deal with.
Rainy and cold you say? Ja?? Is nice! Reasons to stay inside, get some proper clothes on, and I can finally open my blinds.
Could Architects just take a goddamn break already? New track and I can’t even tell if it’s actually good anymore. I just feel like I have no judgement and love whatever they put out. 100% biased.
So that overshadows the new Alazka release Phoenix, the title track of which is still a favorite:
…which is the album I wish was Panik’s comeback record, och alas, a world of no, it was not. To be clear, this is one good album and any band putting this out should be proud.
That damn Architects track also overshadows the new Stray from the Path release Only Death Is Real,
…the new The National Sleep Well Beast,
…AND the new Novelists release (Dear all, could you maybe consider spreading it out a little??? I can’t give you the attention you deserve.)
Being as an Ocean though. Being as an Ocean may just be the one that didn’t quite get overshadowed. Because this is exactly the record I wanted them to release, i.e. what they’ve created is finally in sync with my taste. There’s even bit of piano on this record. If I was PMS-ing I would cry.
Current favorite track off of Waiting for the Morning to Come: Thorns.
I’ve also binged Under huden med Kakan Hermansson. To a point where both reading is music is suffering from it.
Have you. Seen Architects. At Reading? How is the sound this good when it’s live??
Yesyes! I know I’m way overdue for a new favorite band. I’ll find one eventually. It’s not looking good though.
Naomi Klein’s That Changes Everything. Might have mentioned.
First Sephora shop ever. Because I needed (apparently??) the plum shade in the Kat von D Shade + light palette. EXACTLY the purple I’ve been looking for, as expected. And speaking of purple…
Dyed hair purple. It’s. It has many advantages. Such as it doesn’t seem to bleed as much as the red dye, goes better with most colors (e.g. cannot stand yellow when my hair is red). But. To be honest. I miss the red.
Adopting a skincare routine. Not a minute too soon some would say. Not my mother tho.
Mom: Are all those bottles yours…?
Mom: What was in that package?
I wish I was more like my mother; she’s a true minimalist. In that respect. I’m not even sure she has any type face cream.
I know it’s too soon to talk about favorite skincare products, but, well, it’s my blog and its main purpose has to be space for me to do whatever I want?
Without further ado: madly in love with these guys:
I don’t usually fall madly in love with Body Shop products, but this camomile cleanser and vitamin E serum-in-oil are just so lovely!
Made this excellent warm salad (it’s what we call “bowls” in Sweden) the other day, out of necessity: beets roasted in wasabi sesame and olive oil + kale, raw cabbage and vegan roasted garlic mayo, black beans and a really nice bulgur. Which I’ve already managed to make a weekly staple. And it was pretty too. And there was a picture. Which I then proceeded to lose (???).
I’ll give you this ginger shot instead:
And because I live in fear of being mistaken for a healthy person: I don’t take it as a shot, I mix it with my water. Because I am obsessed with the that ginger bite.
Monthly menstrual report
Congratulations all speakers of Swedish! You can enjoy this fabulous video-taped podcast:
30 minutes menstruation + birth related bleeding. 💕 💕 💕
Another good thing about this month: no menstruation for me! I told you it was good.
This has been an Endless Blog Challenge post.