Suki's style.

I lovvvvvvvvvvvvve how edgy & kooky Suki Waterhouse is...

Whether the 60's, mod, boho or glamorous look- she takes risks & has fun with fashion. 

Yep it's easy to do when you look as gorgeous as she does... 

but she chooses not to look like "everyone else", and I love that.. So refreshing!

Keep it up Suki. I'm a huge fan <3

Happy Winter..

"Oh, the weather outside is frightful"..........With the buzz of Christmas sadly over, It's time to gear up for the next few months of very cold weather..

In my 2017 spirit of no worries- my guide to keeping cosy & happy through winter:

Traipsing along everyday snowy streets here in Norway, the only thing to wear is UGGs- like butter on my poor weary swollen tired feet, I tell you.

Cold winter weather makes for drab, dull skin. Boo :( The perfect remedy?? Scrubs & Masks keep your glow even when the sun is AWOL. My fave is Elemis papaya enzyme scrub. Gentle exfoliating, but you feel the vacuum cleaning begin immediately. Seriously Amazing.

..And a real rich moisturiser to help skin recover whilst you sleep. I have a huge pot of Astral which I sware by. Cheap as chips, I slap on at bed time and it does me great.

No matter if you're exhausted after long day at the office, or full day on the mountain- A sauna is the only way to cure aches & pains away. Sauna: my most favourite thing to do naked!!! Ahem...

Curl up with big mug of Skinny cow hot chocolate. Only 40 calories & super yummy.

Music on your daily travels is a must. Choose something that takes you to that other world...

Scarves my favourite winter accessory. Change your whole outfit by throwing on a different scarf. Even though I have 8 million (honest), I got a new one last weekend in H&M. 

I don't have a TV- so a huge list of must reads books get me through Winter nights. I'm still on paper books I loan from the library, not made it to 'kindle' world- and don't plan to either. #oldskool

Osmo Intensive deep repair mask is the perfect remedy for dry, frizzy, dehydrated sad winter locks. Defrizz, smooth's & tames, with results leaving hair shiny & amazingly soft. Enough said.

Home-made cookies are much nicer than shop bought one's.. eat when still warm & gooey :)

Cashmere lounge wear is such a dream!!!!!!!!!! Is there absolutely anything nicer to wear whilst getting all cosy on the sofa? ....I'm so terribly middle aged, I know. Siiiiiigh!

Board games or playing cards with friends. Chess or Scrabble is my major addiction, but I taught Norwegian friends to play 'scabby queen' & now they won't play anything else! 

My must have is a funky beanie hat. Throw it over my locks & that's me sorted in rain or snow. 

A really rich body butter is essential to turn sluggish body skin into a baby soft beauty. I'm currently getting through a Soap & Glory body butter, and I'm very impressed with the results I'm getting.

So, That's me sorted until Spring !!!!

Beanie babes

Winter hair. Don't care.

Throw on a beanie & off you go.....

Baby, its cold outside.

So. In Norway, an extra warm winter coat is an absolute must..


..And is there anything warmer than FUR?! (Faux of course)


Faux Fur coats are everywhere, in every shop I see.


Oh yeah, I'm a HUGE fan.. 

Mine keeps me all cozy & warm! *Happy sigh*

New beginnings...

So. Our new year has begun, and what a year 2017 shall be...

Looking back, 2016 was such a crazy year. I had my beautiful baby boy, I said yes to my special one, I moved home to a new area, I started my very own business, my son started school & my beloved football team won the cup we hadn't won for 114 years.... Wow.

My beautiful bubba.. I was so scared of becoming a mummy again, and my whole pregnancy was filled full of worry & nerves. But the minute he was born, all those feelings disappeared- and since, all I've felt was complete joy. He's totally just fitted into our lives, and I love him just so much.

He is quite the little show-off and loves loves loves being the centre of attention. I can tell already that this boy is absolutely gonna keep me on my toes for my whole life.. 

This little man became big brother, started school and is growing up to be just the kindest, smartest, most beautiful person. His personality is changing and he's not a little boy anymore- but is fast becoming his own person.. and this makes me so happy. I'm so proud to be his mummy. 

I've lived in many homes through my life. So, finding a new home isn't difficult- I'll live in anything. If I don't like something about the home, I can change it, no problemo. We had the area we wanted & a budget that we couldn't go over... so off we went to buy a new home.

Now, we looked at a few in a day and had decided on one to buy. We had one more to visit, and we were gonna sack it off- but went anyway as it was on our way back. The minute I stepped inside, I knew- this was it.. but I was totally alone in my thinking it!!!! It was an older house, smaller than planned, had nothing we were looking for & had to have work done to it, but I simply had to have it. So, after a few weeks of major "debates", we put in our bid- and got it! YAY :)

We've done lots of work to it inside, and friends are amazed at all the changes we've made. Everyday I love coming home! There's still major work needing doing outdoors, but it will get done after Winters over. No worries.

2017. Is my year of NOT WORRYING... No matter what!

New Years eve!

And so it begins,

Farewell 2016... and a huge Hello to 2017

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Wishing everyone a happy & healthy year- with lots of smiles.

Have fun whatever your doing, as our new year begins... HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

PARTY med Topshop

Velvet Sequin JacketVelvet Sequin ShortsSequin Crossbody BagLiquid Metallic Cami**Sequin Blazer by WYLDRPyramid Sequin JacketPremium Crystal Rhinestone HeadbandLimited Edition Beaded Feather Hem SkirtLimited Edition Feather and Bead Shell TopLips in Black Widow**Sequin Low Back Top by WYLDR**Structured Midi Skirt by Rare**Lurex Cord Strap Bralet by RareRABBIT Faux Fur Fluffy SandalsSequin Balconette Bra**Good Night Cut-Out Dress by JovonnaPleated Halterneck Skater DressV-Shaped Cuff**Sequin Mini Dress by GoldieShiny Feather Cape**Mini Bandeau Prom Dress by RareChunky Multi-Row CollarStatement Multi Layer NecklacePremium Hematite Rhinestone CollarCroc Tuxe BlazerMetallic Snake Cigarette TrousersLiquid Metallic CamiBeaded Shell TopMetallic Pleated Midi SkirtREVENGE Metallic Sandals**Scallop Top by TFNC**Scallop Skirt by TFNC**Scallop Bodycon Dress by TFNC**Swirl Playsuit by MotelSequin Cutaway Crop TopSequin Bandeau JumpsuitOnline Exclusive Snake Foil Bodycon DressMulti-Row Rhinestone BraceletPETITE Frill Hem Bandeau DressSequin Pleated Midi Skirt**Roll Neck Dress by Sister JanePETITE Limited Edition Cut-Out Embellished DressSequin Pouch BagFeather BraletMetallic Velvet LeggingsJOYFUL Glitter T-Bar Mid HeelsArmour Sequin Pelmet SkirtFIZZ Glitter Mary Jane ShoesSequin ShirtNails In Jem**Swirl Playsuit by MotelVelvet Sequin ShortsVelvet Lace Trim Runner ShortsEmbellished Beaded ShortsRIZO Feather Strap SandalsPleated Foil PlaysuitGem Leather Box Clutch

Merry Christmas!


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The presents are wrapped. The stockings are filled. My list has been written for the mammoth task of what I'm cooking on Christmas day!! ...And I have 2 little boys fast asleep. Zzzzzzzzzzzz.

My oldest son is so excited for Santa coming. I've had the same 101 questions that I had last year.. and the year before that!!! ..I cannot wait to see his little happy face when he see's his presents- I know what he's got, and I know he's gonna love love love them :)

It's also baby's 1st Christmas too, and he has a few presents.. He's been totally mesmorised by all the lights & decorations everywhere we go. It truly is a magical time for children, isn't it!

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We actually have 2 Christmas days- 24th is Norwegian Christmas, and 25th is British Christmas. It's bloody hard work for me as I  cook 2 totally different meals over the 2 days... no rest for me! I have tried, honestly I have- but Christmas will always be the 25th for me. So we do it twice.

We open the presents from Santa on the 24th, and any gifts from our Norwegian family & friends. Then on the 25th, they open my presents to them (and them to me) and the presents from my family back in Scotland. So it's a very exciting and very, very busy time....

I haven't got a clue what I'm getting..I have been very good, so hopefully, I'll get a little treat or two..

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas- love to you all x

Christmas madness.

Pay day = rich for 5 minutes..

Worked from home this morning, and after a giant mug of hot soup for lunch, I ventured into town centre with my son for our last minute Christmas bits & bobs. I tell you, pushing a buggy through snow should be an Olympic sport- It's absolutely exhusting!!!! 

I had one mission in particular: to find thick black glitter ribbon for wrapping 'grown up' presents.

My son who's 9 months, is totally mezmorized with all the Christmas lights & decorations that are everywhere. I watch his little face & wonder what he's thinking...

With frozen ears and toes, we ended up right there in the middle of frantic holiday shoppers. I instantly remembered that although I love a little of the hustle & bustle of shopping in December, it is no time to be on a mission that you're hoping to accomplish quickly!

Sadly, came home minus the black glitter ribbon- had to get sliver instead, but I did manage to score a killer pair of black boots for an absolute steal in H&M. I just had to have them. Last pair. My size. They were calling my name....
I read a blog posted earlier this week about the joy of finding amazing shoes at a good price. Let's just call them my Christmas present to myself!

I passed Santa Claus himself on the main street as I headed home. I'm sure he gave me a wave and a jolly, 'Ho,Ho,Ho!?'..

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How could I be anything but all smiles today?

Det snr, det snr...

.. tiddeli bom!

La Dolce Vita...

Well. It's been a while, hasn't it!!! I've been one very busy little bee the past few months...

1. I said Y E S !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #Beyondhappiness

2. I've started my own tourism business. Oh yes I finally stopped talking, and completely went for it.
3. We've moved house. In a completely new area. In a new part of Norway.
4. My son turned 7 ..How the hell did this happen. It only seems like yesterday he was my tiny baby.

AND.......

5. I'm pregnant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yep, next year I shall have 2 babies under 16 months old. Wow. Just Wow. *Hides hands over face*. 

Life is very, very crazy. But very, very cool!

Topshop Summer

MOTO Badged Rosa ShortsVertical Stripe Body**High Neck Lace Bodysuit by RareGrosgrain Belted Peg Trousers**Kimono by LoveAnimal Print Zip Detailed BodyPETITE Funnel Neck Rib BodyPalm Print Jacquard A-Line SkirtMOTO Mesh Ripped Mom ShortColour Block '78' BodyTALL Ribbed T-Bar BodyPETITE Sheer Stripe Midi SkirtRuffle Waist Mensy Peg Trouser**Frill Front Bodysuit by LovePineapple Foil Motif BodyFringed KaftanMOTO Lucas Boyfriend JeansEyelet Lace Up BodyGeo Lace Prom SkirtStrappy Cami Body**Rainbow Sequin High Neck Body by Jaded LondonPinspot Cigarette TrousersChiffon Pleat Midi SkirtScalloped Lace BodyElastic Strappy BodyTie-Dye ShortsPunch Textured Pelmet Skirt**Metallic Zip Detail Bodysuit by Rare**Silver Sequin Festival Body by JadedPETITE Cropped Wide Leg Trousers**Multicoloured Striped Midi by GlamorousPalm Mesh Body

Body suits are everywhere- It's absolutely the "must have" clothing piece this Summer...

I like them, but their not the quickest to get off when you need to pee!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyways, I'm off to Sweden on my holidays tomorrow... Bon Voyage

Summer Lovin'

Oooooh, I do like a palm print. In fact I love it! #summerfashionfun

Days like these x



Perfekt :)

Look of the week.

Cara Delevingne looks super cool wearing DSquared2 at this weeks Comic con event.

And I love love love her shorter do :)

...A girl after my own heart- she then dumped her heels & put on her sneaks!!!!!!!!

Denim Daze

I do like a denim dress in Summer. Everybody who wears them just looks cool, y'know. 
Dressed up or down, they're just effortless chic. I'm a fan. 

 

Look of the week.

Beauty Queen Olivia Culpo looks fabulous wearing this Marchesa poppy top.

She looks so funky, and I lovvvvvvve her hair scraped back of her face.. Stunning!

Friday Food

Now we've not had the best Summer weather (understatement!) but I still don't want to eat a heavy dinner. Super easy, super yummy & super quick... This is the perfect Summer dinner :)

Ingredients

Penne pasta. Parma ham (snipped into small pieces). Chestnut mushrooms (quartered). Creme fraiche. 2 tbsp chopped parsley. 

15 minute pasta

1. Boil pasta in pan of salty water according to packet instructions.

2. Heat frying pan- then add Parma ham pieces & fry til crisp. Remove half & set aside.

3. Add mushrooms to the pan & fry for 2 minutes. Then add the creme fraiche & bring up to the boil.

4. Finally add the pasta & parsley & toss together over the heat. Season well.

5. Grate Parmesan over the top, along with the remaining ham that you set aside.

Tip- Serve with crunchy salad & homemade bread. DE-LISH..

Miu Mui ballet flats

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Topshop 70's show

Double-Breasted Vinyl CoatCropped Round Neck TeeHigh-Waisted Floral Wrap SkirtLOLA Leopard Platform SandalsWide Leg TrousersMacrame Fringe TeeSuede Fringe Crossbody BagDark Floral Print Duster**Deep V-Neck Suedette Vest Top by GlamorousSuedette Trim Dress**Fringe Duffle Bag by GlamorousTALL Crinkle Bardot PlaysuitSuedette Fringe CapeLattice Floral Bardot TopMOTO Wide Leg Cropped Jeans**Oversized Fringe Cross Body Bag by Glamorous**Plunge Jumpsuit by Glamorous**Statement Flower Hair Garland by OreliaPETITE Buckle Detail SkirtPETITE Ribbed Halterneck VestPOWERFUL Limited Edition BootsLong Shaggy Faux Fur GiletDark Floral Slouch TrousersHeartbreak Hotel Tee'70s Piped Floral ShirtMOTO Zip Front SkirtBETTY Sixties Ankle Boot**Border Print Maxi Dress by Glamorous**Suede Fringe Cross Body Bag by Glamorous**Cross Over Front Playsuit by Glamorous**Tie Neck Boho Blouse by GlamorousPETITE Clean Pocket Pinafore DressNOMAD Suede Tie Sandals**Crochet Bib Playsuit by Wal GTALL Suede Biker JacketFluted Sleeve Lace Dress**PU Bustier by WYLDRHigh-Waisted Lace Trim ShortsBUDDY '70s Suede BootsColour-Block Fedora HatRibbed Roll Neck JumperLace-Up Suede SkirtBelted '70s JacketRoll Top Glitter SocksDiagonal Stripe Slip DressSuede Fringe Shell Top**Printed Flare Trousers by GlamorousMini Suede Trim Fringe BackpackLace Up Front Body'70s Geometric Print KimonoCold Shoulder BodyTALL Plunge V-Neck Cami**Mini Skirt by WYLDRHOLLY '70s Chunky Ankle BootsCrochet T-Shirt PlaysuitFaux Fur Stripe CoatPETITE Stripe Fluted Sleeve DressCrochet and Velvet Trim TopBLINDER Fringe Shoe BootsSkinny Ribbed Flares

Oooh, Penny Lane alert! The 70's are back, babyyyyyyyy.. Well in my life- they've never went away!!
Through on a pair of Daisy Duke's, put on some Fleetwood Mac and off you go.....

I heart Carrie.

"Hi 5"

My new Espadrills (Chanel dupes!)

I practically knocked a lady over in Primark to grab the last pair of size 3... The shame.

But I simply had to have them. It is LOVE.

Watermelon

I cannot get enough of munching this all day. #addicted 

Top-knot loving.

I've a lotta love for a messy top-knot, perfect for Summer.. and mum's with a baby! But, I like hair in the just-gotten-outta-bed look.. which mines is always in. Sigh.

I get asked what I use to get my beach waves look? My answer- don't wash it!!!!! :)

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Wild Flowers

There is nothing prettier for your home than picked flowers in a jar. 

Nails Inc 'Portobello Terrace'

Oooh, this is my summer polish. The minute I seen it I knew it had to be mine!

Easy, almost.. Ice-cream

Ice-cream is a favourite in my home. Me & my son are H U G E fans. If, (like us) your a fan too- Here's a few easy, almost ice-cream ways to get that fix you always crave!

Lime Coconut ice-cream

Tin coconut milk. Tin condensed milk. Juice & finely grated zest of 3 limes.

Mix the above together with a whisk until thick. Pour into an empty tub & freeze for at least 3 hrs. (Halfway- give it a stir).

Tip- Serve with any fresh fruit for easy, stunning dessert!

Mango frozen Yogurt 

2-3 cups frozen cubed Mango. 3 tbsp honey. 1 tbsp vanilla extract. 2 tsp lime juice. 250g Natural yogurt.

Add all ingredients to food processor & blend until smooth. Pour into tub & freeze for 2-4 hours.

Tip- I put a scoop in a cone wafer then sprinkle with hundreds & thousands for my son. (and me!)

Creamy Ice cream

125ml cold milk. 1 tbsp vanilla essence. Tin condensed milk. Tiny pinch salt. 475ml double cream.

In a bowl stir together both milks, vanilla & salt. Set aside.

In another bowl beat the cream with electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Then add the above mixture into it. Pour into an empty tub & freeze for 4 hours. (Stir once after 2 hours).

Tip- Before freezing add your favourite to it: crushed biscuit, nuts, choc chips, coconut etc etc.

Berry frozen Yogurt

500g frozen mixed berries. 500g Natural yogurt. 3 tbsp honey. Fresh mint.

Put the yogurt & honey in a blender. Then add a few leaves of mint & whiz until combined. Add the frozen berries then blend together. Place in a empty tub & freeze for at least 2 hours.

Tip- Before freezing, put fresh blueberries in a glass then pour this over them... then ENJOY!

Lemon ice cream

Large lemon juiced & zested. 200g caster sugar. 250ml milk. 250ml double cream, chilled.

Put the lemon zest & sugar in the container of a food processor until the zest is very fine.

In a bowl, stir together the zest mixture & milk until sugar has dissolved. Then stir in the lemon juice. In separate bowl, whip the cream until stiff (not grainy!).

Gently fold the whipped cream into the lemon mixture, until blended. Pour into an empty tub, cover with cling film then freeze for 3 hours.

Tip- Use extra lemon juice if you like a more 'lemony' flavour.

Fashion love: Lily James

Everytime I see someone lookin' fabulous on the red carpet or at premiers- it's always Lily James.

But problem is- I don't know who she is.....?  (Pah, modern life is rubbish).

A search online reveals: she's an English actress-  But, I'm still none the wiser!!! Sigh.

I'm sure she's a great actress (!), but fashion, well this gal is an absolute stunner.

She just gets it, you know...

And she looks totally different (and still gorgeous) in every look. Wow- not many can do this!

....And I lovvvvvvve every hair colour & hairstyle she has!

Whether dressing up- or down... she looks AMAZIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING. 

Lily James- My new favourite crush.

Hello Summer..

My summer guide!

1. Time to fake the colour.. and I don't mean the awful Oompa loompa look. A wee touch of colour on legs & arms- just enough so your skin shimmers instead of scares!!

- My cheap choice is Palmers bronzing glow- It's a daily lotion that once applied everyday, it builds up to a nice colour. And it smells pretty OK too..

- Expensive choice is Tan Lux drops- which you add a couple of drops & mix with your very own body cream. Hands down the best fake tan I've EVER tried. Lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve!

2. There's nothing better in Summer than comfy footwear. More than any time of the year- comfort is no.1 when it comes to choice of Summer footwear. My choice of footwear this Summer is espadrilles. I've 3 pairs- and they haven't been off my feet.

3. Whether a sweaty long day at the office, or full day walking through the mountains; soothe your tired body with a refreshing shower.. Original Source shower gels are fab low budget buys.

Lavender & Tea tree is my fave: Lavender known to soothe the soul, calm the mind & inspire a sense of serenity. Whilst tea tree carries a familiarity that cleanses, comforts & opens your senses.

4. Plasters are always in my bag. Isn't it strange: In Winter I hardly go near them, but come Summer- I get through packets.. One of life's little mystery's!!!! 

5. Water, water & drinking more water..... You can't be dehydrated in the warmer weather- and fizzy drinks or cups of tea just won't do! Water IS bland & boring after a while, but Skinny water is just so de-lish.. Flavoured with grapefruit, it packs a punch & leaves me feeling refreshed.

6. Summer means fresh skin, not a face caked in make-up. Elemis papaya enzyme will keep you glowing even when the sun's not shining. Use for unclogging pores & deep cleansing. You'll feel the vacuum cleaning begin immediately. Seriously amazing!

7. Ice-cream. NomNomNom. There is nothing else I can say. 

8. "Messy hair- don't care" is my Summer motto. A messy topknot is the way to go!

9. Pastel coloured nails are a must through the Summer months... Whether it's baby blues, mellow yellows or mint delights- there is a huge range of every colour out there for you.

10. I've always a Body shop perfume in my bag. When I find myself flagging- I give myself a spray & my 'modjo' is back again! This Summer I'm on the Coconut scent, but Peach is my fave.

11. Fresh fruit. Watermelon. Strawberries. Pineapple. Peaches. I lovvvvvve munching away.

12. And I always carry a little packet of wet wipes- They always come in handy on those "Sweaty Betty" moments *wink wink*. Keep cool always :)

Bomber Babe's..

Super sneaks.

Bandana Queen's..

 

Look of the week.

Over in Cannes, Elle Fanning looked amaziiiing in this truly beautiful ethereal Valentino gown. 

...Imagine being 18 years old and wearing this dress!!!!!!!

I absolutely loved every single damn thing about her look- from her messy hair, bold statement lip & gorgeous jewelled harness. Sometimes the only word one can use is: W O W.

And big applause to Kesha wearing a stunning purple vintage suit with sliver detail to the Billboard music awards- she totally stood out from all the usual boring dresses on display.

The suit is fab-u-lous, but my partner thinks it's hideous. Bah, what does he know about fashion!!

...And I heart those gold Gucci heels. Forever on my lottery win wishlist! ..I wish.

Dream. Came. True.

21.05.16 - I was there to see my dream come true. 

I love you Hibs.

Then. Now. Forever.

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MinnieMoo

34, Stavanger

From UK, Now in Norway. Mummy to 2 absolutely beautiful boys aged 6 & 4mths. This is my wee part of the net I write about Anything & Everything... Whoever said "Money don't buy happiness"- Hasn't been in Topshop!!

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