torsdag den 12. marts 2015

UPDATED: Farewell

I have decided to close my blog. I’ve blogged for over seven years, and it started as my creative outlet, because I love writing. But I think it has become too much a routine, and feels more like a duty. I have been thinking about it for long, but maybe I start up again some day in a another format. So you can keep (or add) me on Bloglovin, so you get an update if/when I blog again.

If you miss me you can find me at:

Instagram – where I upload photos of my daily life, nails, dresses, my car, and much more. I've created some unique tags you can search for if you would like to see my:
Vintage Opel GT: #sannesgt, dresses: sanneskjoler, shoes: #sannessko, nails: #sannesnegle, son: #sannesson, music: #sannesvinyl
Pinterest – where I pin everything that inspires me and also will upload photos of my own nails
Etsy – where I will maintain my shop with vintage jewellery and handmade things – my good old website that needs an update, and I have lots of ideas

So a warm farewell and thanks to all my readers, perhaps we’ll meet again.

PS: Feel free to read backwards. You might use the subject tags on the right.

torsdag den 5. marts 2015

Winter Nails

Here are what I've had on my nails since Christmas. A few winter themes, but not only snowflakes this year.

I simply had to try my custom stamping plate from FigTreeJewellery:
Sannes nails 2015
The stamps of son aged 18 and 3 are really great. He laughed out loudly when he saw them. The polish is OPI's Skislope Sweetie.

I've bought new plates with snowflakes, which I truly love. Here I have stamped with a cheap blue stamping polish upon a light blue polish without name from Essence:
Sannes nails 2015
I think it looks so lovely with many different snowflakes.

Here my custom plade is in use again. I've made a hero-theme with Modesty Blaise, my childhood heroine, and Indiana Jones, my all time hero:
Sannes nails 2015
I have reversed my hands, so my right had is mostly blue with Indy. The pink holo polish is Britta from MakeupStore and the blue is Siw, from the same brand.

Here I've tried the puzzle from MoYou, which I have wanted for long:
Sannes nails 2015
The silver polish is Gosh Holographic Hero, the most beautiful holographic polish ever. And I have laboriously painted some of the puzzle pieces red, green and blue with one of son's tiny Warhammer brushes. Quite a job, and not easy using my left hand, but I think it is OK.

Since it was long ago I've used tape, I thought I had to make a tape mani for a change. And then I could finally use some of my Nail Vinyls (the lightning on my ring finger):
Sannes nails 2015
The dark green polish is BeYu 449 and the purple glitter is OPI DS Temptation. Son called them Hulk-nails. I hadn't given it a thought that it is his colours.

I am not into Valentine's Day, which we don't celebrate in Denmark, but I did make some romantic nails:
Sannes nails 2015
I have stamped the hearts with MoYou and the kiss is from a Konad plate. The pink polish is Misa Fleeting Hibiscus and the red one is an old OPI mini without name.

I found the snowmen years ago on Pinterest, and this winter I finally remembered to try them:
Sannes nails 2015
They are made with a dotting tool, very easy. The carrot nose is just dragged a little, and it is OK it is not straight, because no carrots are. The white polish is Bleech Babe (my favourite white) from Sally Hansen.

Since I really like grey polishes, I thought OPI's Fifty Shades mini collection was a good buy:
Sannes nails 2015

And I had to try on all six colours at the same time:
Sannes nails 2015
We start with the thumb which is Dark side of the Mood, then it is Embrace the Grey, Cement the Deal, Romantically Involved, and My Silk Tie. All two layers, but could have used three. The glitter polish, Shine for Me, is used as French tips.

mandag den 2. marts 2015

torsdag den 26. februar 2015

Gosling vs Renner

I am sure you all know the Ryan Goslings Hey Girl memes, which have flooded the internet for long. Here are some examples:

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling

Gosling's memes are sweet and cute, where Jeremy Renner's are sexy and dirty:
Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner

This is of course my favourite in my Gosling versus Renner theme:
Jeremy Renner

I know who I choose - I really don't need more nail polishes! ;)

If you have a naughty humour and think Renner is a hottie, then there is much more like this here: This is Jeremy Fucking Renner Talking. But don't be offended by the F-word.

I am sure they are both sitting laughing out loud thinking "relax chicks".

mandag den 23. februar 2015

torsdag den 19. februar 2015

Super Heroes

I have always loved action movies and super heroes. I think I am in good contact with my male side at this point. ;)  As a child we lived near a printing works, where they had a container full of cartoons for destruction. My brother and I often bicycled to it, climbed over the hence, and filled as many cartoons as we could in our rucksacks before we got caught and had to flee. So I've read them all, from the Hulk to the Phantom. I know all their special talents, weaknesses and real names. I think I scored a good deal of points for this when son was little.

The latest super hero I am crazy about is The Green Arrow, very exciting action:
Green Arrow
Stephen Amell plays the leading part - and it is only an extra plus that he looks so appetizing.

The Green Arrow is a DC series, but in fact I am more into Marvel. I love the Avenger guys (sorry Black Widow):

Iron Man has long been my favourite:
Tony Start as Iron Man
Tony Stark (Robert Downey Junior) is also a well-hung piece of man-meat, super intelligent and lovely arrogant. He is also son's absolute favourite, so we have often seen the movies together.

As I child I loved seeing the old Hulk TV series with my brother. We sat there waiting for him to become big and green:
Original Hulk
It was quite scary, but also very cool.

And since it was long before the animation technic was invented, the leading part was played by huge Lou Ferrigno:
lou_ferrigno as hulk

But now my favourite is Hawkeye, played by Jeremy Renner:
Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye
Uhm ... yummi.

Look at that masculine smile:
Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye
I melt ...

Let's take a moment to thank the Avengers costume department for this:
Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye

So I am looking very much forward to seeing the new Avengers movie, Mission Impossible 5 and Bourne 5. It is going to be a good Renner year. Sigh!

mandag den 16. februar 2015

torsdag den 12. februar 2015

Dad's Messerschmidt

It has been long since I last wrote a car story. Previously I've wrote about:

Dad's Chevy
Trille, my dad's first car
A Car with a Mind of Its Own
Frederik, my mum's car
Say Hello to Albert 

One of dad's strangest vehicles is his Messerschmidt, which is a three wheeler previously owned by the movie company Nordisk Film, used in the TV-series Øbberbøv . Here he is renovating it:

And here are the keys with a tag saying Øv &Bøv:
When dad bought it, it had no papers, so he got permission to register without. He is only the third in Denmark to do that.

The Messerschmidt is a little thing measuring only about 200 cm (6 feet) and only has 13 hp. Cockpits from F262 fighters excess from WWII are used, hence the name.
He is very charming.

Dad found it on (Danish eBay). The man who sold it, had bought it from Nordisk Film, but thought it was to bad to renovate. Dad took it all apart and painted it. He went to Germany to buy spareparts and also had some things sent from UK. He has always wanted a Messerschmidt Tiger, and think that he some day might be able to trade this one for a Tiger:
The Tiger model is a four wheeler and has a larger engine.

Here is the happy owner:

Here it is open:
It has room for two persons, sitting in a row, not beside each other. When my sister's twins are celebrating their birthday it is a big hit when grandpa drives all the kids in it.

The exhaustion looks like a watering can:
All the insides were gone, so dad has made some new.

It doesn't have a reverse gear, but it has two sets of platins for each cylinder, so when you need to back you press the key in, start the engine again and this way you turn the rotation of the engine and get a reverse gear. So in fact it has four reverse gears.

The nice front emblem:

The famous Danish actors Dirch Passer and Judy Gringer has also driven it in the movie Peter's Baby, so it is a little celebrity which has always lived in Denmark. Now it is enjoying its retirement at dad, and I don't think any vehicle can wish for a better retirement.

mandag den 9. februar 2015

torsdag den 5. februar 2015

ALT for Damerne, no. 5, 1954

I have for years scanned from ALT for Damerne (Everything for the Ladies) from 1955, but this year I have decided to scan from 1954. No particular reason other than for a change, although I don't think it will be that big. Yep, I am a rebel! :)

Let's start with number 5, which was the first magazine in February. All scans can be clicked into larger formats. Although it is a Danish magazine, I hope my foreign readers will have fun reading my small recaps and get inspiration from the photos.

Very nice cover, where you can get the pattern for the lovely sporty blouse:
ALT for Damerne, 1954, nr. 5

In the binular you can read about this and that:
ALT for Damerne, 1954, nr. 5
This time there is a tip on serving hearts in a different way, good advice on fabric and knits, a clear purse for you purse, so that it doesn't get ruined in bad weather (not a bad idea at all), and advice on how to know the difference from fireproof glass (if it has a matte bottom it is meant for electrical hotplates).

Travel with housewives' league to Rome and the Riviera:
ALT for Damerne, 1954, nr. 5
It must have been every housewife's dream.

Glimpse of spring from Berlin:
ALT for Damerne, 1954, nr. 5
The geometrical dress at the right is fabulous.

And at the right there is a guidance on sewing a nice bed blouse without pattern:
ALT for Damerne, 1954, nr. 5
It is so nice that it can easily be used during the day, depending on the fabric you choose.

Patterns of the week are for those who are busy and chic:
ALT for Damerne, 1954, nr. 5

This is an illustration for a novel called The Unrestful Heart:
ALT for Damerne, 1954, nr. 5
Fabulous dress. No wonder the main character is nervous about how beautiful the woman is.

Nice, homemade bast lamps are flattering in the living room:
ALT for Damerne, 1954, nr. 5

So if you are looking for an old-fashioned lamp, you can make it yourself:
ALT for Damerne, 1954, nr. 5
Just look how nice it looks on the little drawing.

Dinner is server:
ALT for Damerne, 1954, nr. 5
I love how dinner was served back then. It takes so little effort to make it look nice.

On to the ads. Let's start with an ad for Sanderson cretonner:
ALT for Damerne, 1954, nr. 5
Lovely patterns in colours that says "NO" to fading.

Elegant suits in Hartz jersey all year long:
ALT for Damerne, 1954, nr. 5
And Cutex Spillpruf, whic we have seen before, but not this one. It contains enamelon, whatever that is.

Here I had a muddy complexion - it is of course past with Tokalon cream:
ALT for Damerne, 1954, nr. 5
At the orphanage the children's clothes are sewn and repaired on an Elna sewing machine.

An ouverture to future happiness:
ALT for Damerne, 1954, nr. 5
Back then it was high-class to say one came from a home with a piano.

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