Saturday, cleaning day.

Rainy, rainy Saturday.
First of all, this is the soundtrack of the day, because it’s an amazing song and I can’t seem to stop listening to it. I need this soundtrack in my life. ♡

Somewhat hectic Saturday for me – I have a lot of cleaning to do, and a lot of packing left.
Monday’s officially my last day at work before I take paid leave until March 31. I was going to bake cookies or make cheesecake for work, but due to not having a lot of time on my hands before my move I’ll buy the ‘fika‘ that I’ll take with me as a parting gift. It really does feel strange, to think that the first day of next week is the last time that I’ll see my boss and my colleagues, the last time I’ll be going to ‘Miggan’. I got an email at work saying that my boss has ordered ‘snittar‘ for the department meeting on Monday morning. It’s a common practice when there’s something to celebrate, or when someone’s leaving.

As I read it, I felt a sting of sadness. Not saying that I’m not excited about moving, living with J and working in the U.K., but for the past year the Swedish Migration Agency, Region Syd, has been a huge part of my life – in a way, I was married to my job. I went to work really early in the mornings, and went home somewhat late. I would work on Saturdays. I felt that my job was everything to me and quite frankly I worked my behind off to get an extended contract and to secure my economy.

Then I went to Wales, and I realized that the love that I felt for my job was partly a veil for several years of having feelings for J but not being able to act on them – and to my surprise, not being able to get over them, even though I had dated other people and I repeatedly kept telling myself that I was happy.
It’s scary to live and work in another country, but I think that everything will turn out alright. Whatever is meant to happen will happen.

After cleaning for a few hours, I decided to go out and do a little bit of shopping.
It was raining and the wind was cold. I went to Shock and asked them about their makeup products from Manic Panic, because I’m not too pleased with the current powder foundation that I’m using. They asked me to go to another shop in order to find a powder that suits my pale skin better and boy, am I glad that I braved the weather and went there!

The loot that I came home with ♡

The eyebrow pencil, pair of scissors and the kohl pencil are from Inglot, which happens to be one of my favourite makeup brands because it’s cruelty free and the products are decently priced. I was sceptical to trying m.a.c’s products because I’ve had some bad experience with it, but after some professional advice and trying them on I decided to give them another go. It has now been several hours, and I’m pleased to say that the makeup has surprised me in the best way possible! Even though I’ve been doing a lot of cleaning and packing, the makeup has barely disappeared from my face (ah, the curse of having an oily T-zone) and I haven’t had to do any touch-ups, nor have I had to use the setting spray again.
The best part? Getting a 10% discount on my entire purchase!

Best I get cracking with stuff – I’ve got a guy popping over in an hour to pick up my shoe rack. Yay for getting rid of furniture!

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