Discover the flower in you- Lyrics and music

Discover the flower in you
Lately I’ve been thinking about,
whatever is happening to us,
somehow we fear for the truth,
it’s like we get what we choose.

Lately I’ve been worrying about,
unthoughtfully I make decisions.
This is not a silly game,
nothing will ever be the same.

Discover the flower in you,
discover the flower in you,
discover the flower in you,
take the chance,
take the chance!

Lately my thoughts are occupied,
nothing can take this off my mind.
take this burden set me free,
I found a flower in me.

Discover the flower in you,
discover the flower in you,
discover the flower in you,
take the chance,
take the chance!

Discover the flower in you,
discover the flower in you,
discover the flower in you,
take the chance,
take the chance!

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Blood roses – Tori Amos

Well, this blog is also totally about my inspiration for my own music. And how can I not write something about those amazing artists out there that I totally adore? Like Tori Amos!

My favorite lyrics from the song Blood Roses (scroll down for the video):

Can’t forget the things you never said
On days like these starts me thinking
When chickens get a taste of your meat girl
Chickens get a taste of your meat yes

You gave him you blood
And your warm little diamond
He likes killing you after you’re dead
You think I’m a queer
I think you’re a queer …

I chose this song just because it’s only her and the piano.When I recorded my music for my album I had a hard time finding reference music that had few instruments but ofcourse Tori Amos have had those types of albums. When I have referenced to her as an inspirational source I have heard that the inspiration also comes through in my music which for me is a huge statement I am truly happy for!

// Tori Amos är verkligen en artist som inspirerat mig mycket och vars musik tilltalar mig. Musiken är i vissa album avskalad vilket har varit en bra resurs när jag spelade in mitt album. Jag har också fått höra att det hörs att jag har hennes musik som inspiration vilket såklart är mycket glädjande.

Texten är från hennes låt som syns i videon, Blood roses.

Thank you toriamosrules1 for the video!

Good guide – Another guide for cosmetics

The good guide is another database aiming to help consumers find safe products for their daily care. I previously wrote about Skindeep and then I heard about good guide so I had to try this one as well (thank you Frida!)

As a search tool  I found that I could trace more products of interest for me than the Skindeep database and could see that some of my daily products are not very good environmentally or in other aspects. So although this was good (to find, I mean) when I tried to search for alternatives although I searched for a very specific product (compact powder) in the high rated lists it showed all kinds of products so finally I got bored. You know, having to go through all the results page by page.

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With a new try I hit “compact powder” on the search screen directly and get the results with only compact powder. It has to be easy for consumers to find good products for nobody wants to put a lot of their time to search each mystery ingredient after another. So I appreciate easy solutions!

What are you thoughts when you try?

//Här kommer ett till tips om Good guide som jag tackar Frida för och som verkar kunna ge sökresultat på produkter som jag har iaf. Visserligen gav den inte så bra resultat över de jag använder dagligen och de är väl de viktigaste för mig, så nästa steg var att söka efter ett alternativ. Det gick inte så bra att söka efter något specifikt i topplistan, att bläddra sida efter sida av sökresultat är så tråkigt så jag avbröt.

Söker jag nu direkt i sökfältet efter puder så kommer enbart resultat på mitt sökord. Det är så viktigt att det ska vara enkelt för konsumenten att kolla upp för ingen har ork och tid att söka igenom hela listor med ingredienser. Jag uppskattar de som gör det (trodde inte heller jag skulle göra sådana sökningar) och hoppas att flera av er som läser har nytta av infon. Och det allra bästa vore att skadliga kemikalier helt förbjuds i kosmetika och hygienprodukter, jag vägrar vara en försökskanin!

Glöm inte att ni kan gärna ge tips till sådana sidor och inlägg så sprider jag gärna dessa!

About good guide: On their website they say:

GoodGuide is in business to provide authoritative information about the health, environmental and social performance of products and companies. GoodGuide was founded in 2007 by Dara O’Rourke, a professor of environmental and labor policy at the University of California at Berkeley. Products often have hidden and sometimes disturbing stories – stylish apparel made in Asian sweatshops, or baby care products containing cancer-causing chemicals.

They also claim that:

GoodGuide is funded by several prominent venture capital funds, including New Enterprise Associates, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Physic Ventures. GoodGuide earns revenue from companies that purchase advertising and business intelligence products. Neither our investors nor our paying business customers have the ability to influence GoodGuide ratings.

Skin deep database- Are U ready to face the truth?

I came across the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics the other day and along with that EWG’s Skin Deep database. Skin Deep is a database that gives the consumer the power to put their products under the magnifying glas. The reason that Skin Deep was put into existence is, according to their website:

The American government doesn’t require health studies or pre-market testing of the chemicals in personal care products, even though just about everyone is exposed to them.

Isn’t this fact really scary? Even if the European union has banned some chemicals there are still more unknown or harmful chemicals in our products, even those marketed for children.

I have tried some of my products on the database as well as some ingredients, unfortunately I haven’t found those I own. Since the organisation is american I suppose the common products on the American market are easier to find. Such a database is more than welcome to Europe as well as other parts of the world (the whitening products in Asia f.e).

Let me know if you tested and if it was helpful for you!

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// Skin- Deep är en databas med produkter och ämnen där du får möjlighet som konsument att söka på produkter och/eller ingredienser och få en uppskattning av hur skadliga de är. Av dem produkter jag  testade fann jag endast någon enstaka så antagligen finns främst de produkter som är vanliga i den amerikanska marknaden. Initiativet är väldigt bra och det välkomnas till Europa och även andra delar av världen. Ta Asien och deras mani med whiteningprodukter som också är väldigt skadliga.

EWG: The Environmental Working Group is the nation’s most effective environmental health research and advocacy organization.  Our mission is to conduct original, game-changing research that inspires people, businesses and governments to take action to protect human health and the environment.

The true story of cosmetics! #swgreen

I came across a very clarifying and educational video from a action network called Campaign for safe cosmetics. On their site I can read that they are:

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a coalition of women’s, public health, labor, environmental health and consumer-rights organizations.

But first check out the video;

I have earlier written about this subject. The marketing of products that we are made to believe that we need and also the effect of the chemicals that come in contact with every day.  The sad thing is that companies can write WHATEVER they want on the label with no law regulating if it is true!

The video is about all the products in our home, the bathroom. There are some inconvenient truth told: Dozens of children’s bath products were found to contain chemicals that cause cancer in lab animals and are classified as probable human carcinogens. Many companies use the pink ribbon against cancer to promote their products, but shouldn’t they instead remove all the carcinogens?

Seeing this video I am so happy that I have decided to minimize the amount of products I use and instead use solutions that I can find in the kitchen. Like ecological coco-oil. But more about that another time!

(Check out these FAQ about the video)

// Helt värt att titta på denna video, som handlar om coctaileffekten jag tidigare tog upp. Kosmetika som finns i vårt badrum innehåller giftiga ämnen och många ämnen som rent av är bevisade cancerogena. Företagen kan skriva VAD DE VILL på sin produkt utan att det kontrolleras att det stämmer. Det verkar vara rena rama vilda västern när det gäller denna branch och jag tycker att det borde förändras! Tom babyschampo innehåller cancerogena ämnen.

Caring for…

This is something I’ve become better at. To show my things some extra care and love.

Take shoes, gloves and bags for. e. You can certainly make them last longer with some care! Specially leather that needs to be taken care of as it’s similar to skin : it needs moisture and protection. You can purchase the products along with your new shoes!

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The picture shows leather schampo that I bought if I need to remove stains from leather. Another important product is the leather balsam that prevent leather from cracking and breaking.

// Jag har blivit bättre på att ta hand om mina saker! Det här är läderschampo som kan användas för att tvätta rent läder. Antingen för att det blivit fläckigt eller för att det har behandlats med impregnering/skokräm ett tag vilket gör att det blir “mättat”.

Ett annat måste för skor, skinnjacka och väskor är läderbalsam som verkligen skyddar dessa från att spricka och förstöras.

Queen of the day- Lyrics and music

Queen of the day

You,re the queen of good opinions, the queen of thousands minions
the queen of great matters, the queen that makes it happen.
Does it all shine?

You’re the queen of such changes, the queen with good causes,
the queen of self-conscious, the queen that is doubtless.
Does it all shine?

Then they took it all away, cause you’re the queen of the day
queen of the day

You’re the queen of true jewels, the queen breaking rules,
the queen of great riches surrounded by leeches.
Does it all shine?

Then they took it all away, cause you’re the queen of the day
queen of the day.

You’re the queen being betrayed, the queen that is decayed,
the queen with no future, the queen of last chapter.
Does it all fade?

Then they took it all away, cause you’re the queen of the day
queen of the day.

Bitter mistakes, but who could tell what could happen?

So they took it all away, cause you’re the queen of the day
queen of the day.