Saturday, February 17, 2018

Alternative Outfits For Every Occasion

Hello, everyone! I don't know if anyone noticed or not, but I haven't blogged in a while. Mostly because nothing has really happened. I've spent a lot of time on the internet, and re-watching Murdoch Mysteries, one of my favorite shows of all time. I've also done a lot of online shopping lately! I plan to do a collective haul when everything arrives. There's tons of cool stuff!
But for now I thought I'd just give a little update and share photos from the past two weeks or so.

A photo I took for Gothicat. Today is world cat day, so you get 35% off with the code ''worldcatday''! I really recommend them, they have great stuff. Since I have shopped so much lately I won't buy anything today. But I'll go crazy at their stall during WGT!
Speaking of WGT, they have finally announced more bands! I'm so excited. It's now just under 3 months until we travel to Leipzig! If anyone else is going let me know, we can meet up!

Look for Sandra's 24th birthday.

Fancy drink art!

Tried ''absinthe'' for fun.
Proper absinthe isn't legal in Norway, sadly.
This was super weak, didn't louche and tasted minty.
The bartender didn't even know how to serve it LOL

A drink Sandra got!

Lazy outfit.

Chilling in bed watching Murdoch Mysteries!

Another simple outfit, but thought it worked well.

Now more badass!
Blazer - DIY
Necklace - Darkling Beloved
Top - Don't remember, might be second hand
Corset - Dracula Clothing
Skirt - Necessary Evil
Black stockings - Pierre Robert
Red fishnets - H&M
Boots - Demonia

This was also my valentine's look. Funnily enough I was wearing the same top last year, haha. What are the chances? We don't celebrate it, but we went out to eat with Simen's dad since he was in town. He gave me heart chocolates, haha!

Another simple outfit. I took in that shirt so perfectly to my body that I have a hard time getting it off over my boobs and shoulders, hahaha. The struggles of having a strawberry-shaped body.

And now the outfit I'm wearing as I type this!
It's the weekend, so why not dress up a little?
Necklace - Goodgoth
Crop top - No idea
Lace cardigan - Darxity
Corset - Dracula Clothing
Bustle skirt - Retroscope Fashions
Petticoat - Hell Bunny

Hope I didn't bore you! If I only have outfit photos on hand I usually don't like blogging, cause I feel it's just.. lack of content. I prefer writing bigger posts! So I'll just do it like this where I have tons of photos, hopefully it's more entertaining. Hope you still enjoyed it! Maybe you'll get some outfit inspirations. My outfits were the main topic of this post, so I'll just call it that. If you like that I do personal posts like this, let me know! Then I'll keep doing it and try to do more. Take care!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Supersoft Halloween Sugar Cookies!

Hello! Today I have something different for you. Many may not know that I love to bake (I hate cooking, so Simen does that). And for yule I got a Bodum food processor, so I thought I would take it for a spin by baking! And since Simen doesn't like chocolate, I decided to make something without that. I chose a sugar cookie recipe, featuring pudding powder, so I was really excited - and they turned out amazing! The recipe is from the book Love Manuela, which is only available in Norway.

You will need:
  • 230 grams softened butter (room temperature is best)
  • 230 grams powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 deciliter sour cream
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate (baking soda?)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 450 grams flour
  • 50 grams vanilla pudding mix (I used 75 grams of caramel)
Take your corset off and put your apron on, and let's get started!

Process butter and powdered sugar in a food processor.
Add eggs and sour cream and mix together quickly.

Stir together baking powder, sodium bicarbonate / baking soda, salt, flour and pudding mix in another mixing bowl. Stir it into the butter and egg mixture. Knead the dough and make a big ball out of it. Cover it with plastic and put it in the fridge for at least one hour, preferably longer.

Roll out the dough with a rolling pin on a flour-covered working space. I needed A LOT of flour to do this, my dough was very sticky (might be because of the extra pudding powder). A metal scrape (I used a square metal spatula) is also very useful to gather the dough. Cut the dough into shapes, depending on what cookie cutters you have. I used halloween ones; a pumpkin, a bat and a ghost. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes (depending on how big they are, I did 10-12) at 180 degrees Celsius.

If you want to, you could decorate these with a light icing.
The cookies should be nice and fluffy.
We let them rest with a kitchen towel on top, until they cooled down and became slightly firmer.
They kind of taste like the vanilla muffins I usually make!
When we ate some more about 12 hours later they had the perfect soft cookie consistency.

So soft and airy! You could eat tons of these.
Which is good, cause this recipe gave me 4 trays of cookies!

So that was really successful! Not everything I bake turns out super great (plus I'm a perfectionist), so I was really happy that these turned out pretty perfect! SO worth the time and effort. Plus the shapes are incredibly adorable! Halloween every day! I really recommend this recipe. If you try it out, let me know how it went, and show me the shapes you chose by tagging me on instagram! Happy baking!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

H&M Goes Goth - Again? Haul & Try-On

Almost a year ago I published this post, and it somehow became one of my most read posts. And by chance, I'm doing another one! I was wearing some fishnets that I realized had now ripped to the point that they were unwearable. When the crotch rips, I just cut the top part off and use them with a garter belt. You could also wear it as a shirt, or use them as arm ''warmers''! But now they had even ripped in the toes, and I just can't handle that. I thought I'd check H&M and see if they had some fishnets on sale, and BOY, DID THEY. So I checked my H&M ''wait for sale'' wishlist, and found that a bunch of the stuff I wanted was on sale! Sadly some were sold out already, but I managed to get three outfits plus something for Simen for only 1000 NOK! So here they are:

As if we need any more JD UP prints...

New beanie and hoodie for Simen!
I will probably steal it a lot LOL

I've never had red fishnets before, so this was about time!
Now I have enough fishnets to last me a while.
The knee highs were actually knee high on me!

A gorgeous dress that fit perfectly!
I LOVE one-shouldered tops.
Why don't they make that anymore?

I also love off-the-shoulder tops.
I have big shoulders for my body, so I think it looks great on me.
This top has bra-wire in the cleavage, which is weird, but okay!
The top also fit me very well, even slightly tight around the shoulders.
The latex look skirt is super cute!

I wasn't sure about this top, but it was only 40 NOK.
I don't think it suited me very well, but I'll try to style it differently.
And isn't this mermaid pleather skirt gorgeous?!
It fits my small hips perfectly!
The inside of the long zipper is a little bulky, but I think I'll manage.

So that was our winter 2017 H&M haul! I absolutely love how gothic they have become lately, especially the past year. Super affordable too! So I definitely recommend goths to check out H&M and see what they have on sale. I've heard different places have different stuff, so the stuff you've seen here might not be available where you are. But use the website, it's so much easier. I personally hate shopping in physical stores, so I prefer that. This only took 4 days to be delivered! So I'm very satisfied with them. Now go check out their stuff before it's all gone!

What did you think of our haul?

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Matching Couple Piercings!

Okay, so this kind of happened on a whim, but kind of not. I used to have my lobes pierced as a kid, but gun + bad aftercare advice = forget about it. I've been wanting to get them re-done, and eventually get tons of ear piercings, but I've put it off, cause boring. But now that I have short hair and my ears are constantly visible, I thought why not? Simen has been wanting to get his pierced for a while, and eventually stretch them. So we decided to go get pierced the next day!

We went to Let's Buzz, where we got super great service. I let Simen go first, since these were going to be his very first piercings. The second he came out of the piercing room he looked SMOKIN'!
I didn't even feel it in my left ear, but I felt it in my right, as a big lump of scar tissue was punctured.
Simen got 2.4 mm right away, which was great since he's gonna stretch them later, plus the piercer thought a ''real man with long hair and a beard should have some size to them'', and it suits him really well! I got the 1.6 mm, so pretty standard. We both got rings, cause fuck studs. We ain't children!
Tadaa! Sucky car photo, but oh well.

Awkward in photos as always.
But looking good!

Selfie right before we went.
Gosh I don't look like myself anymore!

Oh and Simen told me he has ordered me this!
It's a discontinued Alchemy Gothic ring.
But he managed to find ONE and ordered it!
My god, he's the best.

Simple outfit from.. idk, some day earlier.
Modded Emilie Autumn tee - Asylum Emporium
Mermaid skirt - Thrifted
Striped stockings - Walmart around halloween

Had to take a new profile picture cause new hair.
I am badass.

Emma took this of me at Hanna's birthday celebration.
Do I look like Lisbeth Salander or do I look like Lisbeth Salander?

Oh and Sallie Serpentine (Salix) on Gothic Amino drew me!
Thank you so much!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Pinky Paradise Haul & Review

Hello! Today I have a haul from Pinky Paradise to show you! They had their black friday sale for a long time, so I was able to take advantage of it! So here is everything I got!

5 different pairs, 6 pairs in total

These are the ones I'm currently using

So pretty! Sadly they only last 2 weeks each.

Adorable cases!

Perfect since I am now using a planner!

 ...and idk. But still cute

I have been using circle lenses since I was 16, when I got them from my optician in the Philippines. I became pretty addicted after that. I can see, and it's like wearing make-up! I used to wear them in all kinds of crazy colors, but as you can see, I stick to pretty natural colors now. My eyes are a pretty dark brown, so I use browns and blacks. I think this is the first time I order from Pinky Paradise, but I have used several of the brands before - I'm pretty sure I've used the very first pair before.

It took a month and two weeks for me to receive the lenses, which I consider a very long time, even for asian sites. But I think a bunch of time is because I was emailing back and forth with customer service. It was really weird, they kept saying they couldn't match the lenses because the base curve or color was different - for the SAME lenses. They never answered how this could be, and I ended up getting fed up with them asking me to pick alternatives for THREE pairs of lenses, so I just told them to send them to me. They were like ''But surely you don't want lenses that have noticeable differences?'' - I asked why again, and told them to just send them to me. They just said ok and sent them.

Other than that, it was all packaged really well, nothing was damaged, and I didn't even have to pay customs or tax when it arrived - I also ordered for over $49, so I got free shipping. I don't remember if all of them were on sale, but they were pretty cheap! I prefer buying circle lenses vs buying regular contact lenses here in Norway, it's way more expensive here.

For most of them the website states they last for 1 year. In my years of circle lens experience, this isn't true. Now, I use my lenses to be able to see, so I wear them every day all day. So for me they will last for a maximum of 4 months. If you just use them for special occasions, maybe they will last for 1 year, since ''halloween'' type lenses also say the same thing. I don't think they recommend you to wear them for more than 8 hours anyway. They might get a little dry after that point. Listen to your body, if your eyes are uncomfortable, take them off immediately. Looking good is not worth damaging your precious eyes. I always keep the contact lens case with solution and my glasses in my bag in case I want to take my contacts off while I'm out.

I have only opened one pair so far, I just want to use one pair at a time as long as they last. I expect to have enough lenses for little over a year forward - so next black friday will be the perfect time to stock up on more! ;) Customer service behaved a little weird, but I guess that's what you get with asian sites - That's why I'm usually skeptic to them (sorry, brethren). But I don't think I will completely dismiss this site, the products seem really good. They also have a good reward point system. I will probably order from them again.

Monday, January 22, 2018

9 Festivals Celebrating The Gothic Subculture Infographic + Top 15 Goth Fashion Blogs

Hey! I got an email with this infographic showcasing different goth festivals and was asked if I wanted to post it on my blog. I'm a sucker for infographics, and I love goth festivals (duh)!
So here it is! Hopefully you get to know some new festivals, maybe even in your area!
I can think of even more festivals, but it's still a pretty good list! Have you been to any of these?
Thank you to Blue Magik for making this! Check out their social media listed above.

In other news, I was awarded a special award; top goth fashion blog! Now that's pretty cool. So now I get to wear this medal on my blog! That was pretty unexpected. I didn't think my blog was considered that good or even well known! I did start this blog to show babybats that goths don't look super amazing every day (I've kind of fallen off showing every outfit, cause I've already shown most of my articles of clothing on here), and share some information about goth culture.

Hello, Valentin!
Click here to check out the entire list!
Thank you so much for adding me to the list!

Saturday, January 20, 2018


Hey guys! I know many of you are probably bursting in antici...pation (sorry, had to)! I recently cut all of my hair off. I hadn't cut my hair in 5 or 6 years. I just wanted to have long hair once while I was still young, and see how long it could get. It could have gotten longer, but I was just SO sick of it. So my old high school friend Henriette cut it all off! She was so scared, hahahah. It's pretty rare that someone gets rid of 1 meter of hair! Here is the amount that got cut off:

This week I actually went back, cause the dye wouldn't cover the pink that was left in my hair, and I had decided to go shorter. So this time she used a machine set to 16 mm, and it was perfect! I think I'm gonna keep it this way for a good while. The top can get a little longer, so I can style it more.

TADA! What do you think?
Most people were pretty shocked, but loved it.

I'll just add some everyday life bits since this was a pretty short post - and I don't really want to make a separate post for it. I've started this years reading challenge with two childhood favorites!

Germans might recognize Der Kleine Vampir (The Little Vampire). I'm gonna see if I can find it in german while we're at WGT! I think I know enough german now to be able to read a children's book.
Then we have The Witches by Roald Dahl, an author we norwegians like to claim, haha.
Both really funny and cute books! I recommend them for both adults and spooky children.
Click here and here to buy english versions of the books!

Me in a nutshell.
I got this huge yule calendar for 25 NOK!
I was shocked at checkout; it was originally 400 NOK.

I love that it has ''1/2'' - My kind of calendar!

Me and Ørjan AKA V'Gandr.
He was DJ-ing at Inside Rock Cafe, and when I walked in he was playing Temple Of Love! Later he played Echo & The Bunnymen and London After Midnight for me. Such a sweet guy!
The next night I was at Hulen, where Simen was the bouncer. Our friends were DJ-ing, so I danced on stage with them to New Order, The Cure, Smiths and lots of other good stuff. Had a nice nachspiel as well! I usually don't go out much, but last weekend I really felt like partying!

From Jo Nesbø's Flaggermusmannen.
(Click here to buy an english version)
Earlier in the book it was mentioned that the guy next to him on the plane was listening to a song over and over again, and now Harry Hole realized it was Nick Cave's Where The Wild Roses Grow.
It's a really good book, and if you like crime novels (or nordic noir as I recently learned that people call it), I really recommend it! I need to get the rest of the series. I have some other Jo Nesbø books in my to-read pile. Most of my to-read books are in norwegian, some are just translations.

Found out I can't close my new corset :(
It's not curvy enough, so completely closed it's smaller than my ribs and hips. But with some help from the tightlacing society I now know of a corset that is my measurements exactly! So I will buy that soon. Though I will still probably have to go custom very soon, as 18'' wasn't really challenging. My waist has even shrunk over an inch since I got this one, so my waist is now about 21''. I will probably be able to claim the world record if I actually start to waist train! That's pretty crazy.

Anyway, I think I'll go now. I have some other posts planned for you guys, so stay tuned!
In the meantime, tell me what you think of my hair, and what books you are reading!
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