The Fall Home Decor Wish List

August 22, 2017

RÅSKOG trolley from IKEA | Black & White Cushion Cover from H&M Home | Dark Green Cushion Cover from IKEA | Tall Stoneware Vase & Large Stoneware Plant Pot from H&M Home | GRADVIS Vase from IKEA | Gold Metal Wire Basket from H&M Home | Black & Gold Metal Tealight Holder from H&M Home | 18-Pack Scented Tea Light from H&M Home | Jacquard-weave Throw Blanket from H&M | DRACAENA MARGINATA Pot Plant from IKEA | Tall Candlestick from H&M Home | Posters from DESENIO 

We're slowly but surely going into the fall months. Fall is one of my favorite seasons, with indoor weather, hot chocolate drinks, and cozy moments. After moving into my own apartment I've gotten more and more into interior design and home decor. For a long time, I've been a huge fan of minimalism and whites when decorating, but recently I've gotten more into black and grays with a pop of color. Now that we're getting into fall I want to fresh up my apartment with some new and cozy decorations. I want to put some more color into my home, and I've fallen for the colors green, brown and gold. 

Above you can see a collage of a few decorating items that I've got on my wish list at the moment. I love shopping for cheap but good quality decorations, and for me, IKEA and H&M Home are my favorite stores for that. I'm really looking forward to decorating my apartment for fall and making it ultra cozy, and I can't wait for the fall weather to kick in, with long evenings of relaxing, lighting candles and have a good time. 

The Prettiest MAC Collection So Far

August 11, 2017

I don't usually like to commit to limited edition products in case I end up loving them and have to accept that once they're gone, they're gone. But sometimes there are some products that you just can't pass on, and that you know your collection will need. A recent limited edition collection from MAC that I instantly fell in love, and knew I had to get my hands on, is the Fruity Juicy Collection.

First of all, I love the packaging. The design is so unique and pretty, and the tropical theme gives me a summery feel. The collection came with a good variety of products and even brought back some old LE products - the Delicates and Delphic Studio Sculpt Bronzing Powders, and Fix + Coconut. Out of all the MAC limited edition collections I own, this is hands down my favorite. 

The first product I picked up from the collection was the Studio Sculpt Bronzing Powder in the shade Delicates. The bronzer is described as a neutral deep bronze with fine gold shimmer on the MAC Cosmetics website, but I find the bronzer to be a light warm bronze, which is perfect for pale and light skin tones. I love wearing this bronzer on an everyday basis when I feel like wearing a natural bronzed look. The bronzer leaves my skin looking healthy with a natural glow. 

As a lover of the original Fix + from MAC, I knew I had to get the limited edition Fix + with coconut scent. Fix + is a finishing spray that can be used before or after makeup. The spray soothes, refreshes and finishes makeup. I love using Fix + after finishing my makeup to melt everything into the skin. The Coconut Fix + has a lovely smell of coconut and feels very refreshing when sprayed on to the skin. My favorite thing about this product is the packaging. After I've used this up, I'll definitely put it on display on my makeup table, as it's just too pretty to keep in a drawer!

Did you get anything from the Fruity Juicy Collection? 

What's New In My Makeup Collection

August 5, 2017

It's always exciting to add new products to the makeup collection. I'm not as huge of a makeup hoarder as I used to be back in the days (my wallet sure thanks me), but every once in a while, I like to treat myself to some new products to try out. This time, I decided to pick up some products that have been on my wishlist for a while, some even years.

I recently picked up a product that I haven't purchased in a while, which is a new primer. I felt like my primer drawer was getting a little lonely, so I wanted to invest in a new one. I've been a fan of Make Up For Evers primers ever since I got my first one back in 2015. Now I own three primers from their Step 1 Skin Equalizer series - the Smoothing Primer, Hydrating Primer, and the newly purchased Nourishing Primer. Make Up For Ever Nourishing Primer is supposed to instantly replenish dry and dehydrated skin while hydrating and reviving. I'm a huge fan of makeup products that hydrates, so I'm really excited to try this out.

Anastasia Beverly Hills is hands down my favorite brand when it comes to brow products. I recently ran out of my Brow Wiz and decided it was time to try out a new brow product from them. I picked up their Brow Definer on my last shopping trip, which I've been eyeing for months now. First impression wise, I really like this product. I was a little skeptic at first because of the product shape, but it's actually quite easy to use. The brush tip is rectangular, which can be used to create fine hair-like strokes, thicker strokes, or broad strokes. With this, you can achieve a natural or bold look, depending on how light handed you are, and how much product you use. The spoolie it comes with is bigger than the Brow Wiz one, and it does a good job at blending and distribute the product.

I've been trying to build up my custom made MAC palette for about a year now, and I finally got a new shade to put in it. This time I got the shade Swiss Chocolate, which to be honest, I've been wanting ever since I saw it on YouTube back in 2013. I have no idea why I didn't get it before now, but at least now I have it, and I think it's become one of my favorites already. Swiss Chocolate is described as a muted reddish brown, and has a matte finish. I feel like theres a lot of hit or miss when it comes to MAC eyeshadows, but this particular one is pigmented and easy to blend. 

When it comes to mascara, I'm very picky. I don't purchase high-end mascaras, simply because it's something I don't want to spend a lot of money on. When choosing a new mascara, I always look at the wand - I don't like big wands, and my favorites are the plastic ones. I wouldn't usually go for a wand like the Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara has, but this mascara has got so many positive reviews, that I just had to try it out. I've been using this mascara every single day since I got it, and I really like it! The mascara gives a good amount of volume to my lashes, does not smudge, and it's very black. Exactly what I look for in a mascara! 

A Fresh Start

August 1, 2017

Hi, it's nice to meet you! And if you've been here before, welcome back! It's been a while since I've posted on here, and that's because a lot of stuff has been happening these past months. I've been so busy with moving, starting a new job, and working a lot, that I haven't even had a lot of time for myself. Things are finally settling down, and it feels so good to be writing again.

I created this blog back in November 2016 after wanting to become more serious about blogging and sharing online. I've owned plenty of blogs in the past, mostly Norwegian ones, but I've never been as motivated to do blogging as I was when I started ZOANYA. Unfortunately, things didn't go the way I wanted. I shared about three to four posts the first month, and then it went months between each post. I wasn't really happy with the content I was making, which made me unmotivated. I was already stressed about my old job (which I honestly hated), so I decided to put blogging on the side, and only update when I felt like it. I'm now in a place in my life where I'm happy, relaxed and enjoying life, and I'm finally ready to start focusing on blogging again. Blogging has always been a huge passion for me, and I honestly don't want to give it up. I've deleted all of my old posts except one, which is my 2017 Goals and Resolutions. I decided to keep that post as it's still relevant, and motivating me to reach those goals.

My main focus on the blog has always been beauty, but I'm now hoping to experiment more around fashion and lifestyle posts, as well as beauty. I hope you want to follow me on this journey, and I'm really excited to start posting again! 



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