I Don’t Need To Pay A Lot For Mobile Phone Service. Do you?

Why pay more?

I don’t live on my telephone. I don’t make and receive a ton of calls. I do send a lot of texts. And I surf a bit, mainly when waiting for appointments, on he national train line or when at the summer house.

I don’t need a big package from one of the top 3 mobile service providers. I want to pay for what I need, when I need it. Enter, Wifog. The a la carte mobile service provider that is perfect for me. And maybe for you too.


Barely use your phone? Get Wifog for free. Yes free. Use is a little? Get Small. There is Medium, Large and XXL too.And you don’t pay monthly and nothing expires.


I can’t loose! And neither will you. Check out Wifog today and free yourself from mobile contracts, and crazy high priced packages and instead get what you want when you need it.


Ditch the Plastic for #oneplasticfreeday


Be part of the world’s biggest picture survey and share what you want to see go PLASTIC FREE. Helping us drive change faster in governments and big business.


Pick, Snapt! Post.
PICK one thing you want to see go plastic free. SNAP! a picture of it on your phone. It could be your water bottle, a pair of trainers, a pen… POST the picture on your social channels using the hashtag #OnePlasticFreeDay and add a description about the object you want to change now. REMEMBER… USE THE HASHTAG #OnePlasticFreeDay SO WE CAN LOCATE YOUR IMAGE AND PLEASE DESCRIBE THE OBJECT SO WE CAN HEAR YOUR STORY! https://www.oneplasticfreeday.com/get-involved/ EDITOR’S NOTE: Add #stockholmexpat to your post so I can see where you are!  
Scratch of Sweden

I tried Scratch of Sweden nail care at home. My hands are grateful.

I discovered Scratch of Sweden, a premiere nail care and color line during Stockholm Beauty Week. I fell in love with the owner, Marie Houston, during her workshop on how to care for your nails. Her passion was palpable and her warmth was genuine. You could tell she loved nails and wanted yours to be their healthy best.  
Scratch Nails Scratch of Sweden was featured during the 2019 Stockholm Beauty Week.
The salon received a lot of public and media attention. Right away there was a demand for not only products but for education in nail care. Being the gifted entrepreneur that she is, Marie immediately set about developing new products and creating an internationally approved educational standard. From 1985 up to now, almost 35 years later, Scratch of Sweden develops its own products while being a trend setter in the hand and nail market.  
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Marie Houston. The brains and the beauty behind Scratch of Sweden.
  I have notoriously dry cuticles and they responded immediately to the Nail Food product. In 2014, it was nominated for an Elle Magazine Sweden beauty Award and I can see why. Marie’s Scratch of Sweden Brand won a Beauty Award from Cosmopolitan Magazine in 2011.
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The Scratch Team at Stockholm Beauty Week. You can buy Scratch products at Kicks, NK, online and at their salons in Stockholm on Linnegatan, Drottninggatan, and other locations around Sweden and the Internet.
Scratch of Sweden My cuticles are dry!
After I removed my nail polish is was painfully obvious how dry my nails and cuticles really are.
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Look at them now.
With a Nail Food treatment, a bit of shaping and buffing with Scratch’s own tools along with a coat of the No Yellow polish, my nails look nice enough to go it alone without any nail color.
Scratch of Sweden Yes! No more cuticle problems! That is the promise from Scratch’s Hand & Cuticle Care Night Repair treatment.
After my nails dried I treated them to an overnight luxury pamper with the Hand & Cuticle Care Night Repair.
Scratch of Sweden It smells divine!
This cream is super rich and smells divine! I can tell that a little will go a long way. Made from lavender, sesame and myrrh oils like its companion Nail Food, the overnight cream also contains a black tea extract, Vitamin E, and jojoba oils along with other natural ingredients, each chosen for it’s healing properties.

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A pair of super soft gloves come in the box with the Hand & Cuticle Care Night Repair.
I chose to sleep with the but the instructions suggest indulging in this treatment during the day while you do other chores or work on the computer. I’d put on rubber gloves over these to add a bit of heat while cleaning.
Scratch of SwedenAmazing results after just one use. The nail color is Strawberry Shimmer.
After just one use my cuticles look human again.
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See, both hands won.
My left hand saw the immediate results too. In fact, I can tell this is going to be a treatment that will turn into a habit. I have always neglected my hands but no more. In addition to the cuticle treatments I have a hand lotion to incorporate into my daily routine. Thank you Stockholm Beauty Week for introducing me to Scratch of Sweden and the wonderful Marie Houston. No doubt she knows what she is doing in the world of nail and hand care. She is creating products that work and colors that dazzle to use at home or in the salon and has been for close to 35 years. She is educating the professionals who pamper us as well as us novices, one hand at a time.

NOTE: US beauty lovers can purchase Scratch of Sweden online.


Make Money Mondag: Should I Invest My Bonus Right Away or Over Time?

Create a free investment plan with Ellevest* that crunches the numbers based on the realities of gender-based pay.

If you get a bonus at work, congratulations! How cool! If not, pass then on to someone who does and go sulk in the corner with me, lol.
So you get a bonus and you might be wondering about the best way to invest it — all at once or over time. Ellevest CEO Sallie Krawcheck’s got some advice. NOTE: If you are outside of the US use a VPN to read this excellent article. “We want you to meet Ellevest because Stockholm Expat Women in Europe Blog™ is super excited to be working with them to start this conversation about women and money, and we will receive compensation if you become an Ellevest client.” Ellevest

Being far away doesn’t mean missing out on special events

Paperless Post makes sending beautiful cards easy

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My Paperless Post design for my parents. I scheduled it to be delivered via email one day early.


My parents will celebrate a special wedding anniversary next month. I’ll always miss not being with them on an ordinary day. But missing holidays, birthdays and anniversaries are especially hard.


That is the downside of expat life for me: being the one who is away for the special times.


This year I am doing something differently. I am sending a card in the mail, a Paperless Post card via email, I am calling and I will raise a toast to my parents wedding anniversary here in Stockholm.


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The most difficult part was deciding which card to send.


Creating the Paperless Post card was easy. They have tons of beautiful designs from which to choose and from there I can choose colors, fonts, and add my own text. I can spruce up the envelope and makes things a clean and simple and I like.  I can even choose from various designers. Designing the card was actually cathartic and eased the homesickness that is always with me. It made me feel like I was creating something custom and original that they would not receive from anyone else.


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There is bound to be something for every taste.


I will think of my 3 point plan as a coordinated roll out with the (1)  mail arriving before the (2) email. The (3) call will be on the day, and the toast on that evening. Stay as close to the ones you love as you can while you live far away. You don’t have to miss out on special event.

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