A little bit of Spring

…at least in our flat. Outside there was a Hurricane yesterday, so bad that people were advised to stay at home.

Makes it even nicer to have a

spring flower inside that is about to bloom. I got it from my boyfriend and I don’t even know what kind of plant it is…hopefully something with colourful petals!

Decoration
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Flower

A simple T-Shirt

Over the past few months I have often been reaching for rather masculine looking T-Shirts, even from my boyfriend’s wardrobe. And no, not only for chilling on the sofa, but to actually combine with my daily outfit. I think a baggy top with super tight pants can look really cool and laid-back.

Some weeks ago my friend, photographer Theresia Pauls, asked me to wear this lovely red T-Shirt from Grana for a photo shoot. Of course I was thrilled!

I really like Theresia’s style because of the vivid colours and brightness. And red lipstick and top were perfect for a grey winter day in Norway.

Check Theresia out here for contact and bookings!

Red T-Shirt

Red T-Shirt Grana

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Healthy avocado snack

My favourite snack these days is this delicious healthy sandwich.

All you need for it is a slice of rye bread,  1 sliced avocado, cherry tomatoes and if you like, you can top it off with both a tea spoon of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle some pepper and sea salt over it and you are done.

This is really easy, absolutely healthy and the best thing is, you won’t be hungry for hours.

Avocado Sandwich

Pardon my French

Recently one of my wardrobes favourites has been my new top from Gina Tricot.
I have always loved tops with messages and the Gina Tricot ones are particularly comfy to wear and easy to match for any occasion.
I have worn it with high heels on nights out and with sneakers and jeans at daytime.
In this case I have chosen something in between: A black skirt and oversized cardigan with medium heel ankle boots.

Gina Tricot
MercY beaucoup – And pardon my French
Outfit
Top: Gina Tricot / Cardigan: Gina Tricot / Skirt: Vero Moda: Ankle boots: Buffalo London / Bag: Picard

Bag Picard

New earrings

Time has gone so fast. After 5 wonderful days in England we are back in Norway. Was so nice to spend all day outside in mostly sunny weather. Cornwall is full of beautiful beaches and beautiful jewellery. As a belated Christmas present I received a pair of really stunning silver earrings from Pure Silver Design.

Earrings

Jewellery
Earrings: Pure Silver Design

Hello Cornwall

It’s our third day here in Cornwall and it has been absolutely beautiful. The weather is amazing and so is the view from the house we are staying in with some friends.

After a boat trip to Falmouth we will be back in St Mawes tonight to celebrate New Year’s. We haven’t planned too much. We will just cook dinner, have drinks, and play some games. Sometimes it’s those chilled out New Year’s Eves that are the best.

What have you guys got planned for tonight?

Cornwall St Mawes

 

 

 

 

Christmas in Germany

Today will be my last night here in Düsseldorf and I will spend it with some friends at a Tapas bar.

I had such an amazing time here at home!

Fireplace
Spent time with friends in front of their fireplace…
Si Armani
Got some of my favourite beauty products for Christmas
Town hall
Had mulled wine at the Christmas market (although this photo was taken after they had closed down already)

Tomorrow I will be off to England to celebrate New Year’s in Cornwall!

How was your Christmas? I hope you had a great time! xx

 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas

Hello everyone!

I hope you guys are having a wonderful Christmas! I spent yesterday with my family in Germany and had an amazing evening with good food and nice presents!

I think as you get older it’s much more about giving gifts rather than receiving them. Don’t you agree?

Merry Christmas and enjoy your holidays

Victoria's Secret
A Victoria’s Secret gift I picked up in Copenhagen
Lakrids
Another gift from Denmark: White chocolate coated Liquorice topped with gold powdee

 

Marina Miracle for men

Let’s be honest here – most guys are not too much into skincare. And my boyfriend is not any different. But when I told him he could test the Marina Miracle range for men, he was up for it right away. Probably because he had heard me rave about her products for weeks.
And guess what: Suddenly I saw him coming out of the bathroom with a big smile every day, proudly patting his face. And here is what he thought about the products. (Oh yes, Marina Miracle does work miracle for men as well!)

Marina Miracle
Marina Miracle for men

The Marina Miracle for men daytime 100% Natural Active Face Oil gives you a refreshing feeling for the day ahead and leaves you feeling energized. It keeps your skin moisturized all day without feeling oily as it soaks in very quickly.

The Marina Miracle for men night time 100% Natural Reload Night Serum has a soothing fragrance which will give you a good night’s sleep and it is just as mousturizing. It leaves the skin feeling really soft.

 

 

Copenhagen Part I

Oh, what a wonderful city Copenhagen is! Can’t believe it took me so long to come here for the first time. And if you haven’t been here yet, just pack your bags and go!

It is full of beautiful old buildings, nice restaurants and the nightlife is not so bad either. You can definitely feel the Scandinavian vibe along with a certain unique and slightly alternative style.

Will tell you more about my trip very soon. For now you can see some pictures from last night.

 

Peder Oxe
Dinner at Peder Oxe! Danish restaurant with the best burgers ever!
Copenhagen christmas
Christmas lights in Copenhagen
Tivoli copenhagen
Tivoli – A theme park / Christmas market at the moment in the city center. Almost too much to take in. I mean, check out all those lights ;)

 

Mini-Guide: London

What I love about London is that there is always something new to discover, no matter how many times you have been there before.
I absolutely love sightseeing and think London’s history is so interesting that I could do the most popular tourist places again and again.

But especially when you are among English people who have seen everything multiple times and when the obvious spots are too busy during Christmas time, it is nice to just hang out in the centre and look for presents.

Here is my mini guide for a short gift shopping weekend. I hope you enjoy!

 

Victoria's secret
If you (like me) live in a country where Victoria’s Secret doesn’t exist, you might find it just as exciting to look for underwear, accessories and make-up here.
111 New Bond Street
London
pralines
Be it a present or just a treat to yourself – Charbonnel et Walker is the right shop if you like chocolate in fancy design boxes.
28 Old Bond Street
London
Burlington Arcade
Burlington Arcade is always a good idea if you are looking for antique jewellery, decoration and accessories.
51 Piccadilly
London
Sotheby's auction house
Auction house Sotheby’s displays many different artefacts from paintings to jewellery. Not that I could afford anything in there but it is nice to look around. It has a small arty book shop as well which is perfect to find very unique presents.
34-35 New Bond Street
London
Fortnum & Mason
Fortnum & Mason: One of the oldest department stores in England is an absolute must for me every time I go to London. It still has that old-fashioned 19th century style and gives you the opportunity to shop for delicacies, clothes, cosmetics, decoration and accessories. I like to get tea there which comes in beautiful tin boxes and is absolutely delicious.
181 Piccadilly
London

London

I am back from an amazing weekend in London. We had a delicious Christmas dinner with a nice bunch of people, exchanged Secret Santa presents and did some Christmas shopping.

London
I tried to pack light to leave some space for shopping items. Most important was my new top by Gina Tricot, my Secret Santa present, and my 2 Advent calendar bags for the weekend.
London shopping
We did some shopping at Liberty’s and Fortnum & Mason’s (two of the oldest department stores) and Church’s.

 

Winter essentials

Although the Norwegian winter has been a bit lazy so far (as in no snow and quite warm), it gets really windy and chilly once the sun has set. Especially if you are walking along the coast.

This means I don’t leave the house without an oversized scarf and a wool hat anymore but my absolute favourites are my classic Norwegian mittens. They are handmade and 100% wool and I can tell you my hands have never been this warm in winter.

What are your winter essentials?

Gloves, mittens
Handmade Norwegian mittens

 

winter accessories
My favourite winter essentials! Mittens: Handmade from a street market / Oversized scarf and wool hat: H&M

 

Christmas tree

The tree is up and decorated. Can’t believe Christmas is in two weeks and the year is almost over. For the first time in 5 months I will be going home to Germany and I can’t wait to see friends and family and drink “Glühwein” at the Christmas market.

What are your plans for the holidays? Have you decorated the tree yet?

Christmas decoration

Christmas tree

Christmas tree decoration

Christmas tree balls

Christmas vibe

Although this year there is no snow, no Christmas markets like back at home and not even cold weather, I am starting to feel a lot like Christmas.

Decoration and lights are a

ll around, cafés look cozier than ever and it’s nice to browse shops for Christmas gifts.

Now I am off to a party with traditional British Christmas food. Anyone tried mince pies before? :D

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Christmas feeling at café Ostehuset

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Red lips

Last week I took a little photo tour with the amazing photgrapher Theresia Pauls. Having some red on me that day, she matched me with the perfect lip colour by Dior.

I have always been a fan of their lipsticks and glosses but was kind of hesitant to use orange undertones. I thought this colour would go much better with dark hair but I quite liked this one. This bold look is something that I probably wouldn’t normally wear for daytime but it’s perfect for a night out.

The rest of Theresia’s photos are coming soon! Meanwhile you can check her out and book her via tpauls.com

Red lips
Lipstick: Rouge Dior in 999 Ara Red

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December

One of the most exciting things in December for me is opening my Advent calendar every day. So much more fun to wake up when there is something to look forward to.

Today I got a Christmas coffee blend with honey, raisins, fruit and nuts. So delicious!

Do you have a calendar too? Or did you give one to a special someone?

 

Christmas blend
Christmas coffee

 

Advent
Advent calendar

Adventskalender

Advent

Hi everyone!

I’m just quickly checking in to wish you all a happy first Advent! Can’t believe Christmas time has officially started. Today we are going to a small Christmas market in the oldtown, maybe have some hot chocolate and look for presents.

What are you doing today? I hope you are having an amazing Sunday!

Advent

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Blue winter coat

Finally it got a little colder here in Norway. After many weeks of rainy weather and 12 degrees the air is dry and freezing now. Time for winter wardrobe!

I found my perfect coat at Mexx! I love the classic cut and double button design.

What kind of winter wear did you chose this year?

Mexx coat

Winter coat

Winter fashion

High heels

Winter coat

High heels

Mexx

Marina Miracle

Marina Miracle
Marina Miracle Argan Night Serum / Marina Miracle Eyelash Serum

As many of you know already, I have been a big fan of Marina Miracle ever since I bought her face oil. After getting the opportunity to test her other products, I can assure you they are just as miraculous!

 

Marina Miracle Herbal Face Oil

So this is how it all started: The Herbal Face Oil made my skin glow after only two days of using it and I was hooked. It is (like all Marina Miracle products) 100% natural, suits all skintypes and has anti-aging features. I use it every morning and evening before applying my moisturizer and sometimes, when I’m in a hurry, even mix it with my moisturizer which works just as well. The skin doesn’t feel greasy after using it but simply soft. Especially in winter I find it tricky to find the right skincare for me as my skin tends to get dry but products that are too rich make me break out. So I was more than happy to see that Marina Miracle’s Face Oil is just the right amount of moisturizing and makes occasional spots fade even faster.

 

Marina Miracle Argan Night Serum

Now let’s take a look at my new products. The Argan Night Serum with AHA is exfoliating, moisturizes the skin and promises to tighten the skin. So I guess I’m too young to say anything about the tightening effect but I can definitely say that my skin looks more radiant and pores are less visible, probaly due to the fact that this serum removes dead skin cells and renews the skin. As recommended I used it about 3 nights a week on cleansed skin. I absolutely love it!

 

Marina Miracle Eyelash Serum

The Eyelash Serum is the product I was probably most curious about. We all know lash growth serums but an eyelash care that you apply directly to your lashes was completely new to me. After using it every night  for the last few weeks I wonder why I had never thought about eyelash care before. I use oil on my hair to make it stay shiny and grow longer, so why not do the same to your lashes? The serum promises to prevent lash loss and make lashes grow healthier and stronger with several vitamins and argan oil. A pleasent immediate effect of this serum is that lashes look more shiny and darker (which is particularly nice for us blondes). It seems that this effect lasts longer and longer now, not only right after applying it. My lashes actually appear a bit stronger and healthier and more visible even without mascara. When it comes to lash products, you usually have to wait for a few months to see the full effect as lashes stay on your eye for around 100 days before falling out and re-grow. So I will keep you updated!

Oh, and a little tip on the side: Marina also has a skin care range for men, just in case you are looking for a Christmas present for your boyfriend or husband.

New in: Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Eye Opening Serum

Although I have been a Kiehl’s fan for a while now and own many products, I have been neglecting eye creams for years.

But I definitely had to try this new Super Multi-Corrctive Eye Opening Serum. In fact it was on my Christmas wishlist but my parents were so nice to send it to me early!

I can’t review this product properly just yet as I have only been using it for a few days but my eye area definitely looks more refreshed.

Have you tried this serum yet? What’s your favourite eye product?

Kiehls eye cream

Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Eye Opening Serum
Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Eye Opening Serum

 

Christmas Lights

It’s nice to stay in sometimes, especially during winter time. The first Christmas lights are up and we have been watching some classic movies. Has anyone seen “The 7 Year Itch” with Marilyn Monroe? I love all her films!

What did you get up to? Hope everyone is having an amazing Friday night!

christmas lights

 

Healthy apple pancakes

I started my day with a delicious apple pancake. I tried out a healthy low calorie version of pancakes by preparing it without sugar and eggs. You can actually make a good dough with only milk, flour and a tea spoon of honey, just be sure to mix it well. I sliced up a small apple and added the pieces onto the liquid dough in the pan.

Instead of whipped cream I added a light sour cream and topped it off with honey and some walnuts. Delicious!

Healthy pancake

 

Low calorie pancakes