These are some questions asked and what I imagine you’d want to know. If your question wasn’t answered here, feel free to contact me, I’ll do my best in replying as quick as possible!
What Camera & Lenses do you use for your photographs?
I use a Canon 700D with a “nifty-fifty” and a standard kit lens 18-55.
How old are you and where are you from?
I was born 1991 in Stockholm, Sweden, where I grew up. Directly after High School, I met my boyfriend and moved north to Hudiksvall where we’ve been living together since 2011.
What Beauty Products do you use and recommend?
You will find my current beauty routine here, that I frequently update if I start using something new.
Why the name Frivolous Girl?
I have a love for certain words and Frivolous is one of them, which ironically describes me in a nutshell.
How do you edit your photos and do you retouch photos of yourself?
I generally edit my photos in A Color Story App, and I do retouches in Photoshop or similar.
Yes, I do take away blemishes and scars on photos of me. The smooth cheeks you see, are not real.
To save time, I shoot without foundation on, and I generally edit photos of me to add focus to the product I’m highlighting in a post. It’s not because I’m ashamed of my looks. I just don’t want my scars to be the thing you look at when I’m reviewing a blush for example. And just like everyone else, I like the esthetics of smooth looking skin.
How do you rate the products?
Products are rated on a scale of 1-5 stars (★)
★☆☆☆☆ = Awful ★★★★★ = Awesome
The ratings are based 60% on how well the product delivers its promise, 20% on the look and practicality of the packaging, and 20% is decided by personal preference.
I try to stay objective in my reviews, so, therefore, a product I may personally not repurchase can still be highly recommended to others it may suit better – based on the fact that the product does what it says it does.
I try to finish up a product before publishing a review but may do first impressions sometimes which is clearly labled.
Are You Vegan?
Definition from The Vegan Sociaty: “Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.”
I don’t consume meat, dairy or eggs. I might consume honey and other byproducts from insects.
I try purchasing cruelty-free and vegan products, but ingredients such as beeswax is a gray area for me and (imo) hard to avoid.
I won’t buy new leather and clothing made from animal skin/fur on purpose. But I’ve decided to keep using the things I already have.
I knit and crochet, and depending on the clothing, I sometimes work with natural fabrics as I find them to be superior and more enviromental-friendly to some alternatives. I research the yarn thoroughly and make sure it does not come from a farm where they practice mulesing before I make a purchase.
I have a cat, which means I still buy meat products to feed my cat.
When I travel I try to eat at and support local vegan restaurants if possible, But go as far as practically possible. If good alternatives are scarse, I will pick the best vegetarian offer.
I do call myself vegan and have not eaten meat for over 5 years. But with time, I’ve stopped being too rigid about it and do opt for more vegetarian alternatives in certain scenarios.
I believe in doing the best you can in whatever situation you’re in is good enough. Soemtimes you’re able to take 5 steps forwards, othertimes you’re forced to take one step back. I don’t think a once a year or less slip-ups defines if you’re vegan or not.
What’s Your Workout Routine?
It differs between seasons.
Spring/Summer: I’m very active but don’t believe in strenuous activity. Therefore I only jog at most 3-5km and not every day. I love swimming, which I do when the weather allows me to. I also love gardening, biking, yoga, and I think long walks are underestimated. I still try to fit in some gym workouts too.
Autumn/Winter: I get my cardio going through Jillian Michaels HIIT/workout videos approximately 3-5 days/week and yoga. I also go to the gym and do strength training.
Most importantly: I try to fit in a 1-hour walk almost every day throughout the year. Sometimes brisk, sometimes average pace. I never force myself to exercise, except taking that daily walk or moving my body in another way. Being active, getting your lymphatic system going daily is key.