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31.3.11

Snus saved me!

In my mouth right now: Offroad Licorice White portion.

This snus only gets better and better everytime I try it.
Proud to say I'm on my 15:th day being smokefree! I still think the smoke smells extremely good. When I went off the buss today two girls walking in front of me were smoking.... God, that smelled good! Tried to walk as close to them as possible to try and sniff that smoke in... Creepy me. :)
Don't think I'll ever go back to smoking. I know I wouldn't feel this confident without my snus, I've been here before. Right now snus makes my life so much easier.

My dream is to someday make the ultimate girl-snus. Discreet white portions that contains as much nicotine as a regular portion. Good looking can. Perfectly balanced flavour. Maybe someday I will be able to do that.


This is how I feel, Snus was my helping hand.

Picure found at this website http://www.quitsmokinghouston.com/. Isn't it a great picture?
30.3.11

No more Swedish Match in EU

Just read on Northerner's facebook that they won't be able to ship anymore Swedish Match products from US to EU. Guess there is no way to get Swedish Match snus in EU then. What is wrong with the world? Feel sorry for all you people living in EU....

Thank god for snus....

Good morning,
Had some tough couple of days lately.... All work related. This is difficult times for many companies and some colleagues of mine and me have to quit our jobs. Really feel like having a smoke right now but I think I'm just gonna try some strong snus instead. Got a tip on facebook from one of my readers that I should try the Thunder frosted ES mini portions. Got some delivered to me yesterday so I think I'm gonna try that one.

However other good things is going on in my life right now. Some weeks ago I really didn't think my life would change this much so quickly just because of snus. Since this is a product that I've come to love, I am so glad to be able to share my stories with you.

Did some reading on Swedish Match's (you know, the company that makes Catch)website about snus and health benefits compared to smoking. There are so many women smoking around the world but apparently in Sweden, where more men has replaced their cigarette habit with snus, they have the lowest tobacco related mortality. Think that says alot.

Like always when I feel a little blue, I need to do some shopping! That is the best medicine in the world! Crazy that buying things can get you in such better mood! I know... something is really wrong with me :) F is not very happy about me being addicted to shopping.

Talk to you later, and if you feel like trying some snus, please join my contest below.
Love, Snus Girl

Smokefree days: 14
29.3.11

Win Snus!

Hi Guys!
Some really exciting stuff is going on here. You will notice it on this page in maybe a week our two =)
My whole life is changing because of snus!

As you can see to the right, you can also find me on Facebook. Thought I'd have a little competition so here it is:

When Snus Girl has 100 "likes" on Facebook I will give away a whole roll of "girly" snus to one of these lucky girls (or boys).  :)
This is the rolls you can choose from:

  • Catch pure mint white medium
  • Northerner wintergreen
  • Offroad white mini licorice
  • General smooth medium
  • Offroad white eucalyptus
  • Thunder Frosted ES Mini
All you have to do is "like" Snus Girl on facebook. So tell all your girl friends about this and write which snus you would like to have if you win in a comment below. Good Luck!


Snus Girl On Facebook 






Offroad Licorice White Portion

Hi guys, tried the Offroad Licorice white portion.
Just like with the Eucalyptus the smell when you open the can is very strong. In this case it is not a bad thing because the smell is wonderful! It reminds me a little bit more about Salmiak than Licorice though. I'm having a hard time with the pouches. Think they are a little bit "flabby" and of course they are too big for me. The mini portions fit better, but I want the higher nicotine content. The taste however is lovely! The only thing that disappointed me about the taste is that it's a bit weak. I was kinda surprised since the smell is very strong. A little more balance between smell, and taste would be great! The taste is of salty licorice and reminds me about Salmiak. The Licorice taste and natural tobacco taste i perfectly balanced. I like when the taste of tobacco is not that strong but you can still hint it in the background. I still wait for the nicotine rush to kick in but since I'm used to purified instant snus I guess I have to be a bit more patient.
The can has the same design as the other Offroad cans which I think is kind of boring, but that's just my opinion. I know many people want discreet designs on their cans but I just wish they could make them look a little more classy. This is not a can that I would want to show off to my girl friends. This refers not only to the Offroad snus cans but also other brands. I want better looking cans!

Conclusion: A little more balance in strength between the smell and taste, and better pouches and this would definitely be my new favorite snus. The nicotine content is 8mg/portion which is normal.




Snusing girls is sexy?

Feels like ages ago I quit smoking although its only been 2 weeks (tomorrow). I am really proud to call myself a snuser now. Still gets this lovely nicotine buzz in the morning that makes me feel like I'm in heaven.

I'm working on a reveiw of some new snus I received yesterday. It is Offroad white portion Licorice. This is not a mini portion as I usally use so I'm hiding in the office while trying this one :)
However I read on snuson that guys think it's sexy with girls having a large snus portion under their lip.

Anyone have a comment on that?
28.3.11

No more snus from Sweden to EU

Spoke to some friends of mine. Seems like it is very difficult to get any information about this. Found out a little more however.
Last week an online store selling Swedish snus was shut down by Swedish customs. Apparently Finland press charges at them. Now all the online stores that used to ship snus from Sweden to countries in the EU are not able to do that anymore. I think this is insane since many people quit smoking thanks to snus. And if anything gives you cancer it is cigarettes.
However I've heard that the Swedish gouvernment is not so pleased with this ban either.

Makla is a product that is not included in the EU ban. Why? It is used in the same way as snus is, but it is registered as a chewing tobacco product. How can Swedish snus be banned when this is allowed? I think this is discrimination of a product that help people quit smoking and also is more healthy than using chewing tobacco or moist snuff. This is very hard for me to understand at the moment and makes me very mad. I would love to use some bad words right now but that's not really my thing.
Is this EU trying to push down Sweden or what? Crazy to allow other products that is practically the same thing.


If anyone took away my snus.... Don't even want to think about what I would do then....
Luckily Europeans can still order snus from Northerner.com's American warehouse. Thank you, Chad for telling me that.

No more snus within EU

What is this??? You can't order snus from EU countries to other EU countries anymore? This is totally crazy and I really don't understand what this thing is about. Isn't this discrimination? You can by chewing tobacco and cigarettes within EU, why not the Swedish snus? As I see it Swedish snus saves lives while smoking and using other forms of smokeless tobacco gives you cancer.
Read a lot of blogs this morning and found out this news. After a really good weekend, reading about this just makes me sad. Where is the world headed when people put a ban on things that helps you quit smoking?
I'm watching Snubie for updates...

I'll try to get a hold of some friends of mine who might have more information. Will keep you updated!


Snus ban in the EU

25.3.11

Finally Friday!

Hi guys,
Finally it's Friday! Had a lovely day today. First at work and then lunch with my wonderful mother who I've missed so much. We had a ceasar-salad at a lovely restaurant in the city. She was very happy I quit smoking and seemed to be quite interested in Snus. She asked a lot of questions which I could easily answer to after all the researching I've been doing on the internet. Most questions about snus and health of course.

Picked up a nice pair of shoes on my way back. Thought they were so cute! Really want it to be summer now! Guess I can wear them in Mexico... Only two weeks and I'm there!
Also had to buy some shampoo and conditioner. My hair is a mess! Bought Paul Mitchells Extra body shampoo and rinse. The woman in the store of course made me buy a hairspray too! Lanza Healing volume Final Effects. Have very high expectations on that hairspray! Got 20 % discount on the entire purchase and that made me kinda happy!

However... Have been using the wintergreen snus today, but a guy at facebook, Snubie, recommended me to try some Thunder frosted mini portion. Think I'm gonna order that next!



My day so far in a picture

Have a good weekend everyone!


24.3.11

Offroad Eucalyptus White Mini Review

I tried a new kind of snus today. Offroad Eucalyptus White Mini portions. When I opened the snus can I was hit by a strong scent of Eucalyptus. Reminds me a little bit about when I had a cold once and had to smell this menthol product called Vicks that cleared my head. It definitly smells like Eucalyptus is supposed to smell. The first thing I noticed when openening the can was that the snus pouches didn't really look like white pouches. Or at least not as the white pouches that I am use to. They look a little more brownish and not as fresh in my opinion. I must say I prefer the pouches of Mocca White, and Catch White. The reason for this is that I think the Offroad pouches tastes a little bit like paper. They are very soft though and that is good. Feels comfortable. The taste is very fresch and reminds me a bit about summer. It does't taste as strong as it smells but it burns a little on the inside of my lip after keeping it in my mouth for a while. I find the taste to be a little salty like Catch Eucalyptus and not as sweet as other snus that i've tried. Regarding the nicotine content this is a little to weak for me. I'd rather use the original size portion to get some more nicotine but it is to big to fit under my lip. The offroad Eucalyptus white mini portion contains 8mg/g of nicotine.



Offroad was earlier called Fellinni and had a more feminin design to the cans. I did'nt like the design of the Fellinni cans because I thought they looked a little too old-fashioned. I can't say I like this can better eather. I'd like to see a can that is a little more classy. A snus can that I would be proud to show off and keep in my handbag. It doesn't have to be very girly but just a little less boyish. I like the General Smooth White Medium can. It has a very simple but good looking design. Could be a little bit thinner though.

Conclusion: The taste of the snus is very good. The smell is quite strong but nice. Comfortable pouches that fits well in the mouth. Not my favorite snus but absolutely a snus that I can see myself using.

Since this is the first snus review I've ever written, please have a little patience with me. I'd love to get some constructive criticism to help me get better at this!

Smokefree days: 7!

This is gonna be a great day! The sun is shining outside and I'm having my morning snus! Guess thats why I'm in such a good mood. I passed by a group of smoking people on my way to work..........God that smells good! Yesterday evening was really tough. Me and F went to a restaurant with some friends, having some dinner and some good wine. I was just sitting very nervous waiting for the moment I new would come. The moment where all the girls were gonna head outside for a smoke. I knew that if I went with them I would pretty much be screwed...

However I tried to remember all the bad things about smoking that made me want to quit in the first place. Everything from how bad my breath was, that I couldn't walk the stairs to my apartment on the 4:th floor without having a rest in the middle to people close to me passing away because of cancer caused by smoking. I started telling the girls about the difference I've already noticed in my health since quitting smoking and all the benefits I'm getting from using snus. One of the girls actually stayed with me at the table while the others went out smoking. She asked me if she could try a snus so I gave her a Mocca mint mini portion(didn't want her to feel all dizzy like I did the first time I tried stronger snus) and she liked it! It ended up with me giving her the whole can of Mocca mint to bring home with her and now she is gonna try to quit smoking aswell! I'm gonna call her later today to see how it's going. :)



Funny picture I found on a site about snus and health.

I'm gonna try some new snus later today. It is called Offroad Eucalyptus. So check in with me later for a review!

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Smokefree days: 7!!
23.3.11

Vegas soon!

Starting to panic a little.... Soon it is time for F's and my travel to Las Vegas. Never been there before and I am so excited! Just trying to figure out how much snus I will need while I'm there and what to wear! What to wear feels like the biggest issue right now.
A good thing is that I haven't gained any weight while quitting smoking this time! Last time I tried to quit smoking I gained many pounds. Thank you Snus!

Found this dress at H&M... What do you think? Suitable for Vegas?



Really gotta do some shopping this weekend!





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Good Morning!

Really starting to love this first snus in the morning ritual. A cup of coffee and a snus, what a perfect match! Can not believe I never heard about snus until now. Why use cigarettes that are really bad for you when there this wonderful product snus that tastes good and makes you feel good!

Yesterday while F was doing the dishes (yes, F's doing the dishes in our house) and I threw my used snus in the trash he said with a very surprised look on his face: "Whaaaat??! Did you have a snus in?? I didn't even notice that when I kissed you" Ha ha..... Pretty cool.



This is what I think of F when he's doing the dishes!

I'm very happy today. A blogger, Snubie who I follow and admire alot just mentioned me in his blog! He also mentioned a site called Northerner offering free shipping! That's great. Thinking about ordering some new snus from them. Could be fun to try some new stuff? Could anyone recommend something?

Smokefree days: 6! (if i make it through today it is a whole week!)
22.3.11

Different portions

Having my first morning Snus. If I make it through today I've been smokefree for 6 days... Had a little breakdown when I realized I counted the days wrong. At first i thought this would be my 7:th day.. It is not. It's been 7 days since I first tried snus though. Ooooh... Now this lovely nicotine buzz is kicking in. Love this Purified Wintergreen snus. It gives an more instant kick than other snus.

F told me yesterday that he is glad I'm using snus while quitting smoking. F said that he likes my temper better now than the other times i tried quitting smoking with nicotinegum. I guess I was kinda angry those times :) Took out all my anger on him of course ;) But i'm being a nice girl these days (thanks to snus).

Thought I'd show you the difference in the portion sizes. Just click on the image view it in a larger format.



From the left: Mocca white mini portion, Northerner wintergreen portion, Göteborgs Rapé White original portion, Skruf original portion, Catch pure mint long portion, Lab series 01 long portion.
 As you can see on the picture they are quite different regarding size. My favorite is the Northerner portion since it is much thinner than the other portions (as you can see on the second picture). That is the portion that fits the best in my mouth since my mouth isn't that big and my lips are quite small. Feels very discreet and I don't want it to stick out or show under my lip. I also like the white portions better and feel that they are much more fresh than the original portions. But hey, everyone's got different taste and I now that the original portion is very popular.



From the left: Mocca white mini portion, Northerner Wintergreen portion, Mocca pure mint long portion.
 As you can see the Northerner Wintergreen portion in the middle is very thin. However it still contains more nicotine than the Mocca portion to the left.
Which one is your favorite portion?



Love these shoes!

Just found these Jeffrey Campbell shoes at a this blog: http://eatablefashion.blogspot.com/ and fell in love immediatly... Too bad they were out of stock at Solestruck.com.




What do you think?
I have to stop falling in love with all these fantastic shoes all the time... F's getting crazy at me.
21.3.11

Longing for Spring

Sitting in my office a little "high" on snus. Feels good! My 6th day being smokefree is almost over!
Daydreaming about spring and sunny weather. Longning to go out shopping but guess I have to wait until the salary comes in to my account. Anyway: a little spring inspiration:


Dress from Forever21, Footless tights from Topshop, Shoes from Topshop
Hat from Topshop, Bracelet from Topshop, Bag from Asos,
Jeans Jacket Acne from Netaporter, Scarf from Topshop,
Sunglasses from Netaporter

How to use Swedish Snus

Have breakfast before taking your morning snus! Good idea...
Yesterday I had my first snus in the morning without eating anything first. Got really dizzy! Quite funny feeling actually... but maybe not early in the morning :) Had a coffee with a friend of mine yesterday. She also quit smoking with snus and has been smokefree for many years now. She didn't like the purified Wintergreen that I use. She prefers a more salty snus like Catch dry eucalyptus. I like my snus a little bit sweetened.
Oooh.... now the dizzines hit me again... :) guess it is always a little bit stronger in the morning. The GOOD thing is that this takes away my urge to run down to 7-eleven and by a pack of cigarettes. After having this snus I can not smoke. I would definitly faint or throw up if I did.
The weekend was kind of tough. Having a glass of wine is for me strongly linked to having a smoke. I made it through though!
I found that having a glass of wine with a snus is acutally a really good flavour combination.

Thought I would show you how to use Snus. I now many people confuse snus with the smokeless tobacco product moist snuff which you place under your lower lip. I actually did to. However I've learned it is not the same thing. First of all you don't have to spit while using the Swedish snus. That's a good thing I think. Not very sexy to walk around spitting all the time, right? Secondly the Swedish snus is much healthier. I would never use the moist snuff.

This is how you use Swedish snus:




You put the snus portion under your upper lip and leave it there for between 15 minutes up to an hour. At first I couldn't keep the snus in for that long because of the dizzines but now I can leave it in for an hour.

The best thing is that these thin pouches doesn't show under my lip.

Smokefree days: 5
18.3.11

Mission: Make the office more cozy!

This is the result of me and M's visit to IKEA yesterday. Mission: to make the office more cozy, Done!
What do you think?



This is what we bought at Ikea!





The best thing about Ikea is that it is so cheap! It is so much funnier when you can combine a lot of furniture and you really can afford it when shopping att Ikea!
You can find the furniture at http://www.ikea.com/


I want to smoke!

The funny thing is, what I thought I would miss the most about smoking is having that morning cigarette with a cup of coffee. That is not what i miss right now. This morning was actually easy having my cup of coffee with a snus. It is now, when I'm sitting in my office, a bit tired before lunch, that I really want a smoke! My colleagues just went out to have their smoking break and I'm kindly sitting here at the computer. I tried a Northerner Wintergreen today. It is a purified portion that is cleansed from nitrosamines (carcinogenics). It is stronger than the Mocca Mint white mini portions and I really need that today.


What I like about this Northerner snus is that the pouches are dry and freshly white. It also gives me a good nicotine rush. I think if I had a smoke right now I would feel quite sick, getting to much nicotine. However, I hope my cigarette cravings will pass soon. Why can't cigarettes be as healthy as smoking??!
Well, stupid question and after all my researching I now the answer to it. With snus you don't inhale any smoke. Secondly snus is pasteurized which makes it more healthy than tobacco that's been fire-cured or fermented.
17.3.11

Dear F,

I think I need those shoes, F......*wink wink*

Shoes from Forever 21 which is one of my favorite stores. Really like them to be in my closet right now. Think they will fit so good with my summer dresses.

First day without cigarettes!

My first day without cigarettes feels ok so far. I've just been to IKEA together with M from work. How often do you get to go to IKEA at working hours??? =) Made the office a little more cosy. Just hope we can keep the plants alive!

I tried a Catch Pure Mint yesterday. Got so dizzy! Felt kinda like I got really drunk really fast. Or like taking sleeping pills but staying awake. Had to spit it out after a while and drink a lot of water. Today I snus the Mocca mint white mini portion instead. Not as strong as Catch but still strong enough to put an end to my nicotine cravings. Not longing for Cigs today. Hoping it will last that way but I guess I will miss those stupid cigarettes soon.

However, using snus feels pretty good. Was a bit skeptical at first but it feels alright and it actually tastes good. The first time i snused it feelt a litte awkward keeping a pouch of tobacco under my lip but now (after trying some more times) the pouches fit really well. Don't think it shows that much anymore. You should have seen my face when I tried my first snus. It looked so funny. My boyfriend F had himself a big laugh.


This is whats in my mouth right now! Any of you tried it?


16.3.11

The first day of my new life!

Hi Guys, Welcome to my blog!

Most people start writing blogs while entering a new stage in their life. Well, I'm there. If my life was a video game this is when i reach the next level. This is my first page of a whole new lifestyle.
The thing is,  I decided to give up a very bad habit. I have tried this before but faild like so many others. This time though.... I'm quite sure I will succeed!

Like many of you probably guessed already, I'm gonna quit smoking.

There are a lot of reasons for me wanting to quit smoking. First of all people around me always complains about how bad it smells. How bad I smell! Guess I don't even feel that anymore. I think the smoke smells pretty good.
Secondly, how many of you doesn't have relatives who passed away because of smoking? Well, I do. Maybe not that strange... Heard that half of all smokers die from their habit. Is it worth it? I want to live a long life. I want to have kids, see them grow up, and i definitly don't want them to watch their mother die in cancer, COPD or something like that... I mean, search google pics for mouth cancer or lungcancer. I don't want that!

However, like I said, I tried quitting before. The nicotine gums does not work for me!
Now my boyfriend and friends told me about Snus. Thought that was for men. Looks disgusting when they have this moist brown thing in their mouth. My boyfriend showed me this white small pouches that smelled of mint! I thought, why not give it a try.

So I set a date (today) to quit smoking and ordered som Swedish snus on the internet. I'm gonna try my first one now!

Anyway, except from my struggle to quit smoking (which I have to do now that I've written it down for everyone to see) I will write about my life. I'm very into fashion, cooking and travelling.

Wish me good luck ( I think I'm gonna need it)

Enjoy,

SnusGirl