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I am so excited to again be partnering up with Absolut Elyx for another fun post. It is the season of spending time with friends and family. And what better way to do so then with Absolut Elyx? Personally I love to spruce things up whether it is for a dinner party or if I’m just having some friends over for drinks. Absolut Elyx is a must have item in my bar. As I have mentioned before Absolut Elyx lies close to my heart with my Swedish Roots, and I am proud to say that I am Swedish, just like Absolut. Absolute Elyx is the world’s first single estate vodka, which is pretty impressing. The distillery uses a unique vintage copper column from 1921 to craft the vodka from the locally grown winter wheat.
I absolutely love how Absolut Elyx is so focused on the copper. From the beginning of making the vodka until the finished product, the copper aspect is always there. The bottle itself is beautiful just to display. Absolut Elyx also has a collection of copper vessels and bar tools which makes for some amazing looking drinks. This season they have released a limited edition music box which I was lucky enough to get my hands on. The music tin can be pre-ordered at reservebar and it is olyn $39 with a bottle of Absolut Elyx. Now you can also get a $1 shipping special. Be sure to check it out here as it makes for a fun and unexpected gift! Copper makes it better.

This holiday I will be spending time with friends and loved ones that are close by. Since most of my friends and family still live in Sweden, all my friends here has become my family. It is nice to still being able to have something from back home to enjoy, and to share. I also wanted to share one of my favorite drinks with you, which is the one pictured. The Raspberry Mule. It is probably one of the easiest and tastiest drinks to make. Recipe to follow.

RASPBERRY MULE
Ingredients:
3 Parts Absolut Elyx
1 Part Fresh Homemade Raspberry Cordial*
1 Part Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
Top Ginger Beer
Garnish: Fresh Raspberries
Method: Combine all ingredients in a copper mule cup (or glass) over crushed ice, top with ginger beer and garnish.

December 16, 2017 0 comment
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It is finally the time of the year we all love the most. Christmas time is approaching fast and we need to find the perfect gifts for our loved ones. And I have the perfect one for you. Whether it is for yourself to find your child’s favorite toy or for your grandmother to keep track of her tv remote, the gift of finding with Tile is the perfect gift. It doesn’t matter what item it is. Tile can also be attached to flat surfaces. If you’re not sure about what a Tile is and missed my last post you can find it here.

Tile helps locating over 2 million items every day and is the worlds best selling bluetooth tracker. Not only that, the prices also start at $25 so a Tile is the perfect stocking stuffer that doesn’t break your bank! I am sure that you, just like me have that one friend who always loses something. Wether it is their keys, phone, wallets or remotes, Tile makes it easy to find it.

Right now you can save up to 40% off tile bundles and give your entire family the gift of finding! Or, why not get yourself one so you don’t forget where you’re hiding your christmas gifts this year.

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December 4, 2017 0 comment
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This post is sponsored by Olay. All words and opinions are my own.

During the month of November, I have been replacing my regular moisturizer with the Olay Total Effects Moisturizer with SPF 15 and I have also been using the Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel. Something that is so important for me, especially since I live in Los Angeles, is to use an SPF. The sun does so much more harm than we think, especially in the long run. However, the Olay Total Effects Moisturizer with SPF 15 is much more than a moisturizer with SPF. It has several benefits, evens out skin tone, enhances brightness, smooth’s fine lines and wrinkles and restores firmness, replenishes moisture, and reduces dark spots and circles.

Even though I have amazing genes from my mom, and have absolutely no signs of aging in my skin currently, I still have to make sure to take good care of my skin. But to be honest, sometimes I am really bad about it. So I decided to accept the Olay 28 day challenge! For 28 days I used the Olay Total Effects Moisturizer with SPF 15 and the Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel. In the morning I would apply the Olay Total Effects Moisturizer with SPF 15 and the Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel. And at night I would use the Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel. My skincare problems are mainly enlarged pores, an oily t-zone, acne and redness. My skin is also sensitive to new products at times so I was really nervous to see if the products would work or not.Although my skin did react a bit at first, I did see some improvements almost immediately. My skin seemed more even and radiant. By using these products morning and night, it gave me an overall better routine. It was so easy to use, and took me less than a minute of my day to do! So really anyone can do it. It is not a huge change and it will not take up a lot of your time. My old acne scarring also started to slowly fade which I am so thrilled about. I only started getting acne about a year ago and it was devastating for me. I also can’t keep my hands away so it resulted in a lot of scarring.The results after the Olay 28 Day Challenge.

It’s amazing how such a small change in your daily routine can encourage you to change even more for the better. Therefore, I challenge you to also participate in the Olay 28 Day Challenge. The first 15 people to use my coupon code 28DAYS6555 on olay.com will receive $40 off their purchase! I encourage you to visit the skin advisor to save time and easily fin the regiment best suited for you.

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Halfway through the 28 day challenge

After 28 days

November 30, 2017 0 comment
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If there is one thing Lamps Plus know, it is lamps! I was so thrilled when they reached out because I absolutely love interior design and adding my touch to my home. Unfortunately I don’t live in my ideal home but if we decide to extend our current lease I see some painting in the future to make it more me. Otherwise I will be on the hunt for a new home very soon!

I love going go Lamps Plus just for the inspiration that they have. It makes me fantasies about what my forever home will look like one day. Until then, small adjustments here and there will do. I received some new lamps from Lamps Plus. And they are absolutely stunning! Pictured is the Paragon Gold Leaf Table lamp. It really lit up the entire room, literally and figuratively.

If you want to check out their huge selection of lamps or just gather some inspiration you can visit Lamps Plus website here.

 

November 24, 2017 4 comments
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With all these Black Friday and cyber Monday deals I have gathered some of my favorite items from Forever21. All you have to do is scroll through and click directly on any item that you like.

Take an additional 50% off the sale price with code extra50.

November 23, 2017 2 comments
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Curated for the person with a modern lifestyle, the A-sorted Subscription box differs from many other subscription boxes out there. And the best part is that it is only $29 with a value of over $100. The Women’s box covers items from Beauty, Skincare, Fashion, Wellness, and more. And the Men’s box includes Grooming Products, Fashion Accessories, Snacks, and more. I was thrilled to receive the Fall box which included items from seven different brands. a-sorted box, subscription box, los angeles, organic, vegan, paleo, beauty, style, fashion, health, snacksBased out of Los Angeles each box is curated for quality. That is why the box is seasonal and is limited edition. Several brands in this box were new to me and I love discovering new brands and items. Isn’t it just the worst when you pay for a subscription box and get items that you already have or find it that other subscription boxes has the same items? Most of the items in the box were marked with either organic, vegan, cruelty free, natural ingredients and more. Which, I am totally for! We need to not only better our eating habits when it comes to vegetarianism/veganism but also think about the product that we buy and use.

*Please take in note that I am NOT vegan but sometimes make the vegan or vegetarian choices. 

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A-sorted box makes for an amazing gift for yourself or someone else. Right now you can get 50% off your entire order with code BLACK50. This is their Black Friday offer so act fast before the boxes run out!

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November 22, 2017 12 comments
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Do you ever happen to misplace or lose your things and end up spending more time finding them than you would actually using them? Well, in that case tile can help you! I rarely misplace my keys or wallet, but have a tendency to misplace my cameras or accessories for them. And so, every time I really need to use any of them, I have put them somewhere. But Im not completely sure of where they are. So, I go absolutely ballistic trying to find them. No more! Thanks to tile I can attach it to my camera, my remote controls – literally anything. And tile will help me find whatever I am looking for.camera find it with tile Thanks to the tile app I can connect one or more tiles to my items making it super easy to find my items. When I press find the tile will play a tune so I can find it if I am nearby. If my item with the tile isn’t closely a map can show me where I last was close to it. What I love about this as well is that if i double press the tile – it finds my phone and my phone makes a sound. Its kind of a reverse function so they find each other! I love it since I often misplace my phone as well.

November 13, 2017 12 comments
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Ever since I could remember, Absolut was always the number one vodka brand. Especially growing up in Sweden where it is made, the Absolut brand was a well-recognized brand. I am thrilled to partner up with Absolut Elyx today. The new luxury single estate copper crafted vodka from Absolut. Growing up and being from Sweden is something I am extremely proud of. We have a lot of history and culture that few other countries around the world know of. Absolut is our largest exporter of food in Sweden and probably the most well-known brand around the world when it comes to vodka.

What is really special about Absolut Elyx is that it is produced in the Southern Part of Sweden, Åhus to be exact, which is about 5 hours south-east of where I grew up. All of Absolut’s products are produced in the Southern part of Sweden but they have two different distilleries. The entire process, from growing the wheat to creating the vodka, takes place within a 15-mile radius. This allows for complete control from start to finish. Absolut has always been produced

Absolut Elyx is an example of how craftsmanship can create a luxury product. Each drop is created from a winter wheat grown on a single estate that ranges back all the way to the 1400s. The cold and dry winters combined with the long and warm summers is the ideal climate for growing this particular wheat. Entirely by hand Absolut Elyx is created in a vintage copper column from 1921. If you are interested in how it works or want to virtually take a tour of the distillery, you can check out Absolut Elyx website to learn everything!

Continuing with the copper theme, Absolut has created a line of copper stemware. I received the Copper Coupe Gift Set of two beautiful copper cocktail glasses. Among my favorites is also the pineapple which can serve as a decoration or a really fun way to serve your drinks. There are special gift sets as well perfect to give away to any friend. I have linked my favorite gift sets down below for you guys to browse. A touch of copper really makes it all so much more special.

Absolut is very proud of its heritage and the water that is used comes from their own private wells. But we all know that not everyone around the world is so lucky to have fresh water. Therefore, Absolut Elyx donates a week’s worth of clean water to those in need for every single bottle of Elyx sold in the USA. While Absolut Elyx is about the luxury and will bring you an amazing product, it is just as much about helping others. Copper makes it better!

 

October 20, 2017 2 comments
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