60's

Just like every other morning,  I struggled to get up. 

Showered
Got dressed
Locked the door
Jumped on my bike
Catched the 5.52am train
Fell asleep for an hour
Arrived 
Had breakfast at a cafe
Started school at 8am 
Had so much fun 


Now here's the result of today's 60's makeup: 

And here is a collage one of our teachers made today: 

Challenging but I am so pleased with my work today! Starting to feel confident with the eyeliner now. :) 


spader dam ♡

FINALLY
Some good bowling news to share! 
We had a fantastic weekend, the girls team. I had a blast on the lanes and I am so proud of each and everyone on the team. We worked as a team every second, every frame, in both matches. I enjoyed it so much. I have missed that feeling so much. Thanks girl for a two great days. Came back home with two wins in the luggage. 


Mondays are my least favorite day, but Sundays are not far behind. Why? Mondays cause it's back to reality, early wakeup call. Or maybe not, I have to get up early on the weekend too. I DON'T KNOW why I hate Mondays. But I know why I hate Sundays. Sundays makes me overthink, Sundays makes me sentimental and I hate to feel "weak". Yesterday I missed my soulmate Josefine so badly. Yesterday they finished up cleaning our old apartment and are now ready to hand over the key to the owners. This made me so sad. Heartbreaking. We have so many great memories from that apartment, from living together under the same roof. It's crazy. And instead of living the room next door or 5mins away we are now living a 40mins drive apart. Yesterday: that sucked big time. Luckily I got some company from an old friend who is working in my area for the next few weeks. He came over to visit last night and made me smile again. 

It doesn't really matter how happy I am before, if it is Sunday and I'm by myself - I'm doomed to cry. It's gonna happen. Good thing is I can turn it around very easily. :) it is kinda nice to just get those feeling out of me to get ready for a new week. 



Black and white

Guess what? I was dead tired this morning too. Whyyyy does it have to be sooo freaking hard to wake up in the mornings? 

Yesterday we decided to start our Friday with breakfast together before starting our class. Great idea! Not only could I sleep longer (cause I didn't have to make breakfast in the morning) but I could also sleep the whole train ride instead of eating ;) 

Cozy start to this Friday morning. 

When we finally got out of our morning bubble and started working, we did makeups for black and white photos. 
I did a smokey eye makeup on Ivana. 

And Sara did a smokey eye on me. Isn't it crazy and fun what makeup can do? Played with shading on this one: 

When I got back home from school I picked kiddo up at the daycare. We spent the whole afternoon at one of the bigger playgrounds in the city. So much fun! Love spending time with him. 


Jenny picked him up around 4.30pm so I changed clothes and packed my bag for the gym. Did a tabata class at 5.15pm. 45min high intensity interval training. 7 different excersices. My body was still store from boxing the other day so I had some problems with two of the seven. Made it. And when I got back home again I instantly fell asleep on the couch for about two hours! 
When I woke back up I made some dinner, did the dishes, packed for tomorrow, showered and now in bed. 

Spending the weekend with my girls team. Traveling to Nyköping and Nässjö for league. Hoping to get back home with two wins. We can do it girls! 

Alarm goes off again in 5h 45min. Sweeeet. 

Gnite 

marilyn monroe once said

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." 

Here we go, 50's look: 
Makeup by me 

Makeup by Sara. 


Personally, I LOVE THIS LOOK! 

Just be me.

That feeling when you have spent about 30mins on a blog update and your phone just decides to shut down and of course before you're able to save it. Damn it. 

Let's try again. 

I wanted to share how happy I am nowadays cause I know my body so much better than I did only like a year ago. I have learnt how to listen to it and actually take it seriously. Why? Cause I put so much pressure, high expectations and I use it harder than many other people. Sometimes the body says stop. Sometimes the body says I need sleep. Sometimes the body says I need to workout to function. Sometimes it it both body and mind that says "I need to relax and just be me." 
Yesterday was a day like that. The last few days I have struggled to stay awake and have energy enough to do what I have had to do and yesterday my body said stop, I need to sleep, I need to relax, I need to workout and just be me. Said and done. I stayed home from school to catch up on sleep, I laid on the couch and relaxed, I pulled myself together and from 16-20.30 I did following things: 5km run in the wood in the amazing weather, coached the kids, practiced bowling and ended up with a boxing class at the gym with Jenny. Exactly what I needed! 

Some of you might think it sounds weird, crazy and very lazy but I'm sure that those of you who has those thoughts has never experienced a mental/physical breakdown. "Running into a wall" as we say in Sweden. When you push yourself so hard that your body shuts down in the end. Yep I've been there. Crying myself to sleep and waking up devastated with no will to leave the bed, room and face the world. And I don't want to get there again. That's why I'm careful. I take care of my body nowadays. 

I'm lucky to be in a school where my teachers allows me to catch up the next day or so in case something happens and you can't make it to school. I don't feel the same kind of pressure, at least from that part. 

I love school, just as much as bowling. I love the contrasts of my life. From all dolled up to being sweaty in workout clothes. 


Thoughts on a Thursday morning. 

Now school! 50s makeup on the schedule. :) 

elite-tour

I feel like the hours are not enough for me at the moment. I need a few more a day to be able to do everything I should and want to. Crazy. 

Yesterday I went straight from school to Helsingborg where mom picked me up at the trainstation to head to the bowl for the elite tour. The elite-tour tournament these two days were a test for the coming year. They wanna start a new tour in 2015 with about 4tournaments a year around in Sweden. 
40men and ladies were invited to bowl this tournament. We bowled 8 games on Seoul pattern before the first cut. Myself, I started with 125 and were dead last in the first game but ended up +30-40 so I bowled very well the other 7 games but missed the cut by like 40. Tough start but gave it a try. Top 20 made it to the next step where they bowled on Atlanta 4games. Top 16 made the next step, another 4games on a different pattern, then cut to 10, new pattern. Then top5 stepladder I believe?  Haha not sure. But the format is not set and done yet, they tried it this time to get opinions about it and we will see what format it will be in the end. 

After bowling I had dinner with Isabelle and mom before some TVtime and sleep. Isabelle and Joline stayed at my place last night, fun having them there :) 

This morning though.. holy.. I thought I was tired yesterday morning but it was not even close to this morning. Slept the whole train ride and had problems staying awake while getting my makeup done today in school. Haha. Anyways. New day new make up. 

Today was the classy 40's makeup. The classic Hollywood look. Natural eyes, eyeliner with a wing and big red lips. 


Makeup by Sara. 



Makeup by me. 

Love this look! 

league

This weekend was the first weekend of league for this season. I was hoping for a better start than we had.. 2lost matches with the boys team and one with the girls team.  Fun weekend huh? Not really. 

We had our chances, we got a little unlucky at times and we bowled bad at times too. We just have to learn from this performance as a team and do better from now on. 
So happy to have Frida back on the team though ♡ 

Coached the kids on their first match too yesterday. and guess what? THEY KICKED ASS! THEY DID SOOO GOOD. I was so proud of them. Good way to finish off the bowling weekend. 

Monday today. 
Monday means early wakeup call and school.  
Doing 30's makeup today. Haha terrible look. 


If anyone ever wondered what I would look like without one eyebrow, here is it! Hahaha 


Later today I'm gonna bowl a tournament. I'm gonna explain all about it after school! 

coco chanel

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must be different." 

For today's makeup we were inspired by the happy 20's, the rebellious ladies called the flapper girls, a touch of Coco Chanel & Clara Bow. We are talking pale skin, sad eyes, long sad eyebrows, tiny red lips and smokey round eyes. 


Not my favorite look but sure was different and fun to do! 

Went straight from school to the train station to catch the train going north. Final destination is Vimmerby. Spending the evening with Frida, Johan and Milton and tomorrow bowling all day.  :) 


result

Here are the photos of Amelie after I did her hair and makeup. I did a daily wear makeup and and fishtail braid on her. Just gotta love her eyebrows! 

So happy with the result and got good feedback from my teacher! 


When I got back home from school I was obviously tired cause I fell asleep right away on the couch for 2,5h. Struggled to wake up but when I did if dragged my ass down to the bowl for a 1,5h to figure some question marks in my approach. Did good. 


Now ready for some sleep. 
Tomorrow: 
School and then off to Vimmerby to spend the evening with Frida, Johan and Milton. Bowling league there on Saturday morning. Can't wait! 

Since last time

Its been a few busy days here, as always. 

School is awesome, as always. We have had one day with hair and one day with evening/party makeup. I finally know how to do braids! You know, I'm the girl that had short hair and never wears makeup. It's a whole new world for me here ;) 
These are the results from Tuesday and Wednesday in class: 

Other than school it's been bowling on the schedule. Went to helsingborg again to practice on Tuesday with the team and yesterday I coached the kids and then practiced myself at my homecenter. Got the funniest, sweetest, weirdest comments from one of the youths that I'm coaching. He asked me what I do when I'm not bowling or working out,  if I have time to do anything else. I told him I go to school and hang out with friends just like any other kid. He was curious what I do in school and I told him I study to become a makeup artist. He starts laughing and says: You? With makeup? I've never seen artist girl with more muscles than you and you're gonna look all girly? Are you gonna wear like skirts too? 

Hahahah I couldn't stop laughing. Personally, I take it as a compliment. 

On my way to school now with Amelie. She's gonna be my model today! Doing her hair and make up today. Plan is a daily wear makeup with a little more colour and a messy fishtail braid. Gonna show you the result later on :) 


dissapointed

What a disappointing performance by me in the finals. I couldn't get that last piece of the puzzle together. I don't know why that keeps happening to me? 

Ended up 6th anyways. 

As punishment I had to clean my whole apartment last night. Took me 2,5h. Totally worth it in the end. Feels great right now. :) 

my Sunday didn't end up that bad after all, laughed alot. 

Monday morning. I didn't get enough sleep that's for sure, wish I could've stayed in bed all day but no. Off to school. 
Today we had our first full makeup session. We were gonna do a daily wear makeup. 


Model: my classmate Johanna 
Makeup: me 
 
Very happy about the result. Looks fresh and she has amazing brown eyes! 

Tomorrow is a hair lesson, getting ready for our first model project outside of school. Bringing Amelie to school. :) 


What to do on a Monday evening? Catch up on some sleep? 

finals

Good morning people! 

It's time to kick start the last day of the tournament, finals! 

All 16 players are bowling the first step. We bowl 6games and top6 makes step two. 

Step two: round robin top3 makes stepladder

Stepladder

Game plan: focus on my own bowling. One shot at a time. Believe in myself! Win. 

final

I started out bad in the second squad but I finished off very well. I bowled bad the first 3 games, figured it out in the 4th and bowled very well game 5and6. My body was a bit tired since I have also cold coming, and it was also hard to motivate myself to bowl again when I was pretty my safe to make the finals, so I kinda overdid my approach a bit and wasn't able to get a good hand on the ball. Better late than never, I figured it out after a while. 

Hungry like never before we decided to go to the mall just 5mins from the bowl and eat at the food court but before I was "allowed" to go I had to open a gift from a friend. Not just any gift from any friend. It was one beautiful watch from one beautiful friend. Very thankful for having him in my life. And gosh I love the birthday gift. ♡ 

Greek food for dinner and then 2,5h sportpsycology. Now: TIRED! 

tomorrow: finals!! 

olympia ladies open day two

It is time for my second squad here in helsingborg. You can find results on: http://olympialadies2014.meriq.se/dynamic/results.asp

There is also online scoring! 


olympia ladies open

Last day of week two in school. Finally found a way to get that perfect shading done today! Struggled with that for a bit to get a good tone, colour and shape but now finally got it together. Woho! 

When I got back home from school was in quite a hurry. Had to do laundry, pack for the weekend, eat, clean my school stuff, in about an hour and a half. I managed to do everything and be on time for when mom was going to pick me up. Not bad! 

Bowling on the schedule. My first squad in Olympia Ladies Open. I felt pretty confident going into the tournament, it is the home center for the ladies team I'm bowling for so I know this center pretty well. At least I thought so until today cause all of a sudden my ball started hooking, it never does in this building haha. 
A few frames into the squad I found a pretty good look. Had to do some ball changes throughout the 6games squad but nothing major. More of a way that is was tricky to see it coming. I'm happy with my bowling for today. Didn't bowl great the whole block but I kept it together. No open frames and 1296. Did all the right ball changes, maybe too late at times but at least I changed to the right ball right away every time. We bowled on Seoul and I used my Hammer Deadly Aim and Storm IQ Fusio, a few shots with my asylum. Leading the tournament at the moment. One more day of qualifying. 

Finished the evening with delicious thaifood. 

After whining this morning about the trainride I feel like this day worked out pretty well after all. 


Time to get some sleep, another squad tomorrow! 


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This is me. Sandra Andersson. In this blog you get to follow me on my adventures all around the world for bowling.

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