126. Until the tree falls...
How have you been? It's the last day of the Christmas holidays and I thought this would be the perfect day to do all the enjoyable stuff in my own pace, before school takes over and brutally kills my free time. Aside from reading for half an exam in biology, which is tomorrow, I decided to dedicate this afternoon to writing this blog. Hope you enjoy!
You might remember that on Wednesday, on my brother's birthday, I got a message on my mobile phone that my BetteBox had arrived. At first I thought I'd make a video about unpacking it, but, well, because I have other plans on when to start vlogging, I left it and decided to just show you all here on Symphonicats what I got. I believe when I start vlogging another box of wonders is on its way, and perhaps then I can make a video about it!
Let's have a look at what I got!
A styling/texturising product, something I needed but was always short on buying. I always tend to forget what it is that I really need, especially if it's something that I get the idea of quite rarely. Now I finally have my first styling product for hair, yay for the feminine part of me!
Another product for my hair! It's a volumising spray that I can use whenever I feel like it - let the text on the picture tell you the rest (and make you LOL! ☺)
Now, this must be my favourite of all the things I got! A face moisturiser that I've been using ever since I opened it, on the same day it came. It gave me instant results and now has made my skin into true peaches and cream! The product being by my favourite Finnish brand is also a huge plus ☺
Colour is very welcome to me in this dark or mono-colour-white season! My NARS blush just got a sibling!
There is no such thing as too many mascaras! I haven't heard of this one yet but am eager to try it out!
And to top it off, the same day I bought myself something to go for the new year. I already got The Rock Nudes, and a broken Blushed Nudes, so this repurchased Blushed Nudes palette topped with a high-quality mascara was a great present from me, for me! It was like a reward for the year, that I was, in spite of the bumps in the road, in good shape, the most important condition - alive. ☺
I myself am very content with the products I got, and oh my gosh, it felt like a second Christmas! (As silly as it might sound ☺)
On Thursday I had another self-loving pampering day: I went to a facial to get my skin cleared and my brows shaped + dyed! It was a really nice experience in a new place! I was super relaxed afterwards, happy with my brows and my skin glowing in delight. I uploaded a selfie on my personal Instagram account (@pearlsofpella - come say hi!) where you can see my freshly dyed, natural (believe me or not!) brows! ☺
(You can access @pearlsofpella here)
For the new year I started another household on Sims 3, which inspires me to keep track of them here on my blog, although very scarcely. To spoil some content for my slowly-but-surely-blossoming YouTube channel, I'm going to include a whole lot more Sims 3 content there than in this blog, just for you crazy Simmers to know! So until my channel is up, you will see my current favourite household every now and then here.
Now I'd like to introduce you to Delilah Dawn and her (future girl)friend Elynia White! ☺
And today is, by Finnish tradition, Epiphany Day, basically the day when you strip away the holidays and let winter go back to its normal living. I don't know who told the cats but one of them had secretly been an active part of it during the night! Here's what the Christmas tree looked like in the morning:
And here is the one we think it was...
...maybe teamed up with this little guy...
(Oh meow! Looking at these pictures in the Squarespace interface I notice that I didn't have time to edit all of the photos, and therefore, they are in bad quality. Sorry!)
To name a few things I'm waiting from next week, I'm going to get a new interior for my room! I bought Mum a late Christmas present the other day, a decor catalog, and she is super inspired to do big changes to the home. Or as she says, "making the whole house like a grand hotel". Her words are quite catchy and I was inspired myself, too, and have been planning on my new room. The music instruments are going to the basement when a reading nook takes their place, for example. We're also going to change the places of my desk and my bed, but more detail comes through pictures, and a room tour video on YouTube (that's right, I've already been planning everything and it's going to ripen in the near future!). I'll keep you up to date and let you know first when major changes are on their way!
The first step toward this project is to make the bed as warm and welcoming as possible. And of course, as always, little Queen Elsa was the first to try out the freshly folded bed with freshly changed sheets!
This was a bit of a shorter post, but like my resolutions (that I think are more of intentions than promises, plus 100 in power) more posts and active blogging is on its way. Soon accompanied by vlogging as well!
Take care everyone!