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September 2011



Monday, 26 September, 2011

*face palms*

You know I mean you’re, right? It caused me great pain to leave the title like that.

Warning: Vocabulary, spelling and grammar rant. It may be a bit long for some, but it’s under 1,500 words. That’s quite a feat for me.

Caution: Content contains profanity, but is not profanity laden. More than likely you’ve heard worse from teenagers and/or your own children.

May be TL;DR for some. You be the judge.


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Saturday, 24 September, 2011

Oh, look. Another Face Stockholm color…yay? For me it’s YAY! Why? Just look at this right now and tell me it’s not yay-worthy.

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Face Stockholm 95

Wednesday, 21 September, 2011


Ok, I was hasty. I was so frustrated, but I found a solution – paint my nails quick. Say a prayer I don’t smudge them as I’m getting ready to take a swatch shot…et voilà! I no longer have hand wringing moments. Of course, I still can’t do a regular mani or wear color so my nails stay bare. Sad panda. This is the label shot of Face Stockholm 95.

Face Stockholm 95 Label


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*throws up hands*

Monday, 19 September, 2011

I give up. I can’t swatch here in Sweden. I don’t have a fast drying top coat.

What brought this on? The manicure I had started at noon…and thought it was all dry at 4pm – even using the “fast drying” top coat from Face Stockholm. I was quite happy and thought that it would hold out until tomorrow morning when it it forecast to be a cloudy and sunny day.

8pm I made dinner…and noticed my nails were THRASHED. Then I remembered I scratched my scalp at 7pm as I was reading. C’mon – three hours and the stuff still hadn’t dried?!

So no more swatches until at least October 6 when I get back to the US.

Until then, you will have to endure food pictures and everything else I take pictures of with my camera and iPhone.

Home life

Pancakes! With Bacon!!!

Sunday, 18 September, 2011


This was our breakfast today at Cafe Sirap. We split 2 different orders, ok, who are we kidding? It was 3 orders we split. I didn’t take a picture of the third order because it was a breakfast wrap – scrambled eggs, bacon, lettuce (*gags*) and American cheese.

I decided the first picture you should all see is…BACON…on top of pancakes!!! How can you go wrong with that? Well, if you’re expecting American style pancakes, you may be disappointed. These were three pancakes that were a bit bigger than your standard silver dollar pancakes. Also, these were a bit more dense. For some reason, it reminded me of potato pancakes or maybe they were made with potato flour. At any rate, the bacon, the syrup…Mmmmm.

The name of the place we went to is on the pic – it’s called Café Sirap. Sirap in Swedish (I had to look it up) is syrup…this was very close to sarap in Tagalog, which means tastes good. Everything tasted good, but in a very Swedish way. It’s not bad and I love the food here in Sweden – they’re not afraid to use seasoning. The place is close to our house, about .3 miles away according to Four Square. 😉

This is the sandwich Colin and I split – it was a Club. Well, as Club as it can get for the Swedes! I’m used to a sandwich piled high. This had the right elements – chicken and bacon. When I saw the yellow sauce on it my mind went, “Oh, FFS – not béarnaise sauce, please!!!” It wasn’t. It was a curry mayo thing. Tasty! See the bacon? Mmm…bacon. As I took a bite of the breakfast wrap Colin got for us to split, I realized – everything we had contained bacon.

It was a great way to start the day and week. Hope you all have a wonderful day and week.

I do have nail polish to show you. I, uh, went a little nuts at Face Stockholm and Make Up Store. I did buy some extras to have a giveaway for when I return to the US. YAY! Swedish nail polish giveaway. Stay tuned!

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Je me souviens…

Sunday, 11 September, 2011
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I didn’t put up a Friday Red, instead I put it off for today in memory of September 11, 2001.

I had tussled with the idea of not addressing the issue here on my blog because it’s been said and re-hashed so many times in the past ten years by so many people. The last thing I wanted to do was write about it. Yet, here I am. I guess I feel the need to because I’m out of the country.

But before I go on, this is the color I am featuring today is by, you guessed it, Face Stockholm!

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Tourist Day Out, Part 1 – Moderna Museet

Thursday, 8 September, 2011

When an old friend from college showed up in Stockholm for a visit (and a Dolly Parton concert a couple of weekends ago), we did some sightseeing – most notably the Swedish Museem of Modern Art – Moderna Museet. Before going there, we got on a boat!


This was a shot of Moderna Museet from the boat. Looks kinda cool, right? That’s the best picture I’ve taken in my time on boats here.

More pictures of Moderna Museet behind the jump – this is an image heavy post.

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