Synergy of Love Engraved by Hvisk

And no. These two letters aren’t an abbreviation that stands for my name, but signify the love of two people, which sparked a few months back in the most unexpected and bizarre way, and continues to grow with every passing day. A week from today my surname won’t even start with the cheeky ‘Pepe’. If only anyone had ever told me how much my life would change in less than a year; that I’d meet a person who makes me feel home and be already expecting a cute little one. People raise an eyebrow when they hear our story, spitefully remarking that we don’t know each other enough, which (they would keep on going) is never a good sign ....
   

Now It’s Getting Real: Braxton Hicks Contractions

Despite my not so pregnancy-flattering outfits (subconsciously I’m still doing my best to hide that bump) in reality things are getting much more real with every passing second. My best friend gave birth a few days ago to a beautiful girl – Zarina. I know that this doesn’t have a lot to do with my pregnancy, but on second thought it does. She got pregnant a few months before me and the fact that she’s already a mother makes me realise that it won’t be long until we spend countless of hours on the phone discussing topics like ‘changing diapers’. The same two girls that a year ago were strolling down the streets of Copenhagen having no clue where life was...

‘Hm’ Remarks During Windy Times

Being pregnant is a challenge. Not only in regards to the zillion changes your has to body undergo, but mainly in regards to the crazy mood swings and state of mind you get on the top of everything else. If you’ve been there you know how easy it is to get upset over the lack of cherries in your fridge, or the fact that your loved one hasn’t remembered to put down the toilet seat. Is it the hormones or the realization that your life is just about to irreversibly change that make you act as if you’re ‘crazy in the head’?  It’s difficult to say, but my best bet is that it’s a mixture of both. And in these...
   

A Piece Of Advice To My Birthday Self

Did you enjoy your birthday, guuurl!? You are now 26 – officially a year closer to being 30 rather than the holy 20. Ops. Apologies. I hope this hasn’t ruined your mood. But I know you can get a grip and make the age issue…just not be much of an issue. Yeh? So why have I all of a sudden redirected my attention to you, you wonder? Well, your thing is giving advices – listening to people, sharing your thoughts on their dilemmas, blah blah blah. But today I challenge you to do something else. Just for a change. Has it ever crossed your mind to spend some time paying attention to yourself and the cravings you have? And if...

Recipe of The Day: Peas & Mushroom Fettucinne

Aw these cheeky carbs! Before I found out I was expecting I had minimised my consumption of carbs to minimum. Big mistake for someone who works out a lot – but everyone makes mistakes and the best we could do it learn from them right? The one positive thing, however, of my previous eating habits was that I got used to ‘combined’ eating if you could call it this way. I’ve written detailed articles on the subject here & here, but to put this recipe in context – when I eat pasta I combine it only with other carbs (starchy veggies) and any other seasonal vegetables (yes, no fish or cheese inside). By doing this I facilitate my body to digest the...

Second Trimester Style Guide

Second Trimester Style Guide Even though I couldn’t really fit in any of my jeans near the end of my first trimester (especially coz I no longer own any low-waist pants), it was really when I entered my second one that my body began undergoing a massive transformation. From my boobies that have grown to a bra cup size C to my Beyonce looking-bum and rapidly growing baby bump. Suddenly I found myself having nothing to wear and I was forced to come up with a way to change my wardrobe to make it work. Plus, investing in tons of maternity clothes just didn’t make much sense, having in mind that I’d be wearing them for only for a few months. And have...
   

An Unexpected Confession: Body Image When Expecting

I had this moment of hesitation before I decided to upload the photos of my outfit, taken during the event #YouTubeFemaleCreators. While editing them I just couldn’t get over my normal-looking thighs. I’ve gotten way too used to my slender (sometimes a bit too skinny) body, especially on photos, and now when I look much more adequate for my age, I just can’t help but stare in confusion. All of a sudden my body is rapidly changing and enlarging here and there, despite all of my attempts to stick to a healthy and balanced diet during my pregnancy. ‘Duh – that’s what pregnancy does to you, girl…’ The rational me interrupts my thread of thoughts. It’s been years since I spent...

Getting Inspired: YouTube #FemaleCreatorsDK

The second day of our YouTube marathon took place at the lounge of STAY hotel Copenhagen. The event was named #FemaleCreatorsDK and while we had no clue what to expect, it was pretty obvious that the participants were gonna be mainly female (if not only). In comparison to the first day where Eli (MakeUpButHow) and I learned useful strategies for how to more successfully handle and develop our YouTube channels (applies more for me as I’m the newbie in our crew), this time it was all about the influence the YouTube female creators have on a global level. And while we were more than aware of YouTube’s power to reach millions and spread powerful messages, it’s always inspiring to be reminded of that....

Tailor-Made Military Maternity Leggings by Mina Goleva

 Ops, yesterday I forgot to show you what my outfit choice was for Day 1 of my YouTube marathon. Now, when my body is rapidly changing the main pieces I wear are tight maternity leggings and oversized tops (especially when the Danish weather is being very Danish and chilly). Most of the maternity leggings I own are tailor-made by Mina Goleva, as the ones I got from ASOS and H&M just don’t have the greatest fit.  That’s the thing  – we all have different-shaped baby bumps as well as bodies, so going for tailor-made pants was a smart move! Hehe. Outfit:  Selected Dynella Shirt in Black (here) // Sisley Lightweight Trench Coat in Light Pink (here) // Military Leggings by Mina Goleva (here) //...
   

Getting Inspired: YouTube Content Lab

Are you also one of those people who constantly seek inspiration in order to get things done? It’s crazy how many ideas I’ve had for my YouTube channel and my blog and yet there is always something that comes my way and obstructs me to turn them into reality. Mr. Perfectionism dressed in ‘Fear of Failure’. That’s what comes. A few days before the kick off of the YouTube marathon Eli and I attended, I was considering skipping it. I had shifts at the Body Shop at the exact same days and the thought of cancelling them made me feel incredibly anxious. One of the things that I really struggle and ultimately CANNOT do is cancelling work arrangements – it seriously makes...

LIFE LATELY: IT’S ALL A MATTER OF CHOICE

Six months have rolled over in a blink of an eye and looking back – it does feel like yesterday when I found out I was expecting. And it is true – the second trimester was much easier than the first – no more food aversions and regarding the tiredness – I’m going to the gym again, which does say a lot. But then does it? For almost two trimesters I’ve been doing my best to repress the obvious (that I was pregnant) and kept behaving like the crazy hyperactive me, who can juggle too many things at once and keep going no matter what. But then, all of a sudden I began feeling like a hamster that runs and...

Fighting the Enemy – Pregnancy Stretch Marks

 Among one of the biggest beauty myths is that by purchasing tons of expensive products, you’ll be able to prevent the appearance of stretch marks during your pregnancy. The thing is – I’ve gotten in terms with the fact that in a few months time I’ll be probably noticing some lines here and there, so fighting against that is pointless. Why? Because if your skin has low elasticity – then there is not much you could do to change that, especially when the skin is rapidly stretching to cater for what’s happening inside. The best you could do is give your skin as much moisture as possible to let stretch more effortlessly (especially if you have overly dry skin like me). I’ve...