American Vs Scandinavian Make Up

American Vs Scandinavian Make Up

 There is no Sephora in Norway.

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Make up trends seems to differ. Make up is modest and natural. The norm is not bold colors and glittery highlights like I prefur. I see this as an ongoing problem in getting what I need to do my make up looks. I am a very very very hardcore fan of pigment. I don’t settle for light anything. I have gotten used to Kat Von D, Benefit, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Urban Decay and the new Fenty Beauty. I like rich and expensive. I am also selective on skincare. I take very good care of my skin.

I feel like this will be a new territory and new learning experience. This will be a new challenge for me to use my skills I aquired as an esthetician and artist.

The Arguments

The Arguments

 

I will admit that some people I know don’t even know that we’re moving yet. We are waiting for the right time to announce it to family. I know some relatives may take it hard or even get angry. I’ve already had people just say “Why don’t you get a full time job and get insurance?” “Why are you moving? Just for healthcare?”

red-orange-yolkThey don’t get it.  My overall health will improve by moving. Food quality and water quality are other reasons to move. Food is fresh. For example, I was making breakfast once and kept throwing out eggs. The yolk was orange so I thought it was rancid. My brother in law stopped me and said they are supposed to be that way! Our yellow yolk eggs in the US are old. Then meat is also fresher. Red dye is not added to meat to make it look fresh like in the US. Water can be drank from the mountain streams right outside my mother-in-law’s house. Water around here in the US is filthy. I wouldn’t even swim in Lake Michigan anymore.

I also feel I do not need to explain to others how I feel everyday. I battle not sleeping constantly. That the doctors know I have some kind of autoimmune disorder that they decided to call fibromyalsia for lack of any other name to call it. They don’t know the thousands I spend each year on just type 1 diabetic supplies alone. They have no clue how much medication I’m on to just be healthy and prevent worse things down the road.

Another comment was about that I would not be safe from terrorism. “The world is too crazy right now.”  The world was crazy starting with September 11th. I was young then and I vowed that I would not live in fear, since that is what they want. Living in fear is not freedom. I will not wait till things “settle down” in the world. I don’t think that will happen in my lifetime.

41f42fbbfacec40d181bdaee4e7f80dc-cat-s-kitty-catsI’m finding that justifying myself to other people is just reassuring all the reasons to move. Although it’s very annoying, I’m getting myself more and more at ease. This is really an exciting time in my life. I should be happy and not scared of all these things people keep bringing up.

 

The K+C Wedding pt 2

The K+C Wedding pt 2

I landed in Norway and I was all like:

Right now, I feel excited and scared about this move. There are many things happening that are painful and nasty.

  • I have to get rid of things.
  • My cats are being adopted out. I freaking love my cats.
  • I am leaving my family
  • The paperwork to stay in Norway is confusing.

However I am visiting Norway and feeling a sense that moving is the right thing to do. I am surrounded by a network of people that will be able to help me. This is obvious. I am far less stressed out here. And oh my goodness is it pretty…. we got off the plane and I could smell the ocean.

Here are things I am excited about:

  • I will be getting an Apple computer with Adobe photoshop from my brother in law
  • One of my brothers in law will be living with us
  • I will techiniquely be living with two new cats
  • I will start a hobby of photography. This blog will turn into a photojournal blog.’
  • Leaving the United States Healthcare mess.

There are many things to be excited about. I just do not want to deal with all the negatives. 😦

Not long now before the wedding!

 

 

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