I recently was given this lovely gift by a friend from Germany. A bag saying “Tres chic” the German way
Yesterday I took a walk along the sea by the lighthouse in Randaberg. It was really windy and for the first time this year I had to wear a scarf again.
Of course I’m a little sad that summer is over. But at the same time I think it’s nice being by the sea in this kind of weather when the wind is sweeping through your hair and the air smells of salt water.
I love flipping through catalogues, it feels kind of oldschool. So cool that H&M actually send catalogues to all their online costumers.
Autumn is close, so it was perfect timing for some next season inspiration.
Today my outfit matches the weather: Grey! Don’t you think that clouds always seem twice as bad after coming back from a beach holiday?
My favourite top never fails to make me feel a little better though. It’s from Moods of Norway, a brand that usually creates fashion in the craziest colours. I truly believe this is the only grey item the ever produced
I love how I can combine it with comfortable sneakers just as well as heels. Today I chose the laid-back version.
After a week in Marbella I am back in rainy Norway. Don’t you think that vacations always feel too short, no matter how long you stay?
Yesterday we had dinner and drinks in Puerto Banus, a beautiful little town near Marbella with an amazing marina. I did some shopping at Sephora. I get so excited about this store cause we don’t have it in Germany or Norway. Will show you what I bought back at home. Now getting ready for our last night here.
Yesterday we spent all day in Seville. It was a 2.5 hour drive from Marbella but definitely worth it. It’s such a beautiful old city with lovely little streets and it’s full of flowers. I definitely have to go back there for longer some day.
Please tell me if you have any other tips about what to see here in Spain!
I have been in Marbella for two days now and it has been absolutely amazing! So nice to swim in the sea and have dinner by the beach! Of course I had to do a tiny bit of shopping as well
I know Essie has been around for a while but this is actually my first Essie nail polish. The colour is light pink and called Muchi Muchi.
What is your favourite Essie colour? Might have to get more of this amazing stuff
Yesterday I spent all day at Lydbølger, a festival at Bore Beach. It is the second time it takes place here in Norway and includes surfing, kite surfing, yoga and many different bands. Nice idea and also a nice wordplay, it means “sound waves”. We were really lucky to have such sunny weather.
Now I’m off to more beach and sun cause I’m flying to Spain
Look what I found in my mail! As I told you already, I am a big Kiehls fan and have lots of their amazing products. Now they have provided me with an Aromatic Blends set and a personal Kiehls Best Friends Club card, which means you get exclusive offers or invitations to events. Can’t wait to find out more!
Any other Kiehls fans out there or do you have another skincare brand that you swear by? Have a nice Friday evening everyone!
Summer in Norway might be over. I was able to sit down by the sea for about 10 minutes before it started raining again.
A perfect day to start packing for a week on the beach.
Only 3 days until I am going on a holiday to Marbella. I can’t wait. Has anyone of you ever been there? I was hoping to get some tips from you on what to see, where to go out and where to do some shopping.
My current hot spots after researching are these:
Thank you simidayz for nominating me for Liebster Award!
11 random facts about me:
1. I lost my first tooth in a fight during math class.
2. I practised Ballett for 8 years.
3. I am a trained teacher and love grammar.
4. I used to wear contact lenses but had laser surgery.
5. I get freaked out by dragon flies.
6. I have a very bad sense of directions but am an absolute pro at reversing into a parking space.
7. I used to sing opera but would never sing in front of other people.
8. I own more foundations than pairs of socks.
9. I sometimes get up to eat chocolate in the middle of the night.
10. I am addicted to cheese.
11. I am an only child.
My answers to the questions:
1. Have you ever done something you have regretted?
I don’t believe in regrets. I like to think that everything we do in life can be a lesson, even if we make the wrong decisions sometimes. This is what makes us become stronger and wiser over time.
2. Who is your favourite singer?
Otis Redding. I really like 60s soul.
3. What is your favourite shop?
For make-up and skincare: Schnitzler in my hometown Düsseldorf, Germany.
For clothes: Mango
4. If you could become a fruit which one and why?
Definitely a strawberry! Simply cause they are often served with cream or ice cream. Would love to be swimming in a bowl of cream! Yummy!
5. Who is your favourite Youtuber?
Kandee Johnson. She is not only a make-up artist and does amazing tutorials but has the ability to inspire people.
6. What is your favourite summer song?
“In the Summertime” by Mungo Jerry
7. If you could move to any country/city which one?
I love London. I am both a shopping and history/sightseeing freak.
8. If you could choose a hobby to be good at what would it be?
I would love to do magic tricks.
9. What food do you hate the most?
10. Which celebrity would you want to swap places with?
I can’t think of anyone. I kind of like my life
11. What’s your favourite TV show/series?
Pretty Little Liars. I’m addicted!
1. If you could have one supernatural power what would it be?
2. What is the one thing you would love to do but don’t dare?
3. If you could go back in time to change one thing what would it be?
4. What’s your favourite sleeping position?
5. What would you like to change about yourself?
6. What’s your best beauty secret?
7. Which actress should play you in a movie?
8. Do you live by any philosophy or motto?
9. What should come back into fashion?
10. What makes you nervous?
11. Is there anything about the opposite sex that you just don’t understand?
These are the rules:
– Link back to the person who has nominated you.
– Give 11 random facts about yourself.
– Answer 11 questions given by the person who has nominated you.
– Nominate 11 other bloggers who have less than 200 followers and link to them, too!
Have fun girls!
What do you do when you finish dinner and realise that you don’t have any dessert in the house? I just had to go to the supermarket around the corner and get some sweets. The Norwegians call it Smågodt, the Germans gemischte Tüte and the English Pick & Mix. You chose your own sweets and put them in an old-fashioned little bag. I love this!
If you moved to another country and could only take one decoration article with you, what would it be? For me it was candle holders. I actually took more than just one with me, but considering that my old place in Germany was full of stuff it is not really much, is it?
I think candles create such a cozy atmosphere and can make almost any room look nice.
I forgot how great Accessorize was – until I saw these socks on someone else’s feet! Don’t you just love animal socks? They made me check out the Accessorize website today and I found amazing jewellery, bags and swimwear. I think I will stop by the store tomorrow.
Don’t you think that some Saturdays are just made for sleeping late and having coffee in bed? That’s exactly what I did today after a night with friends and a BBQ on the balcony.
Before getting dressed up for a night out later I decided to just throw on some comfy clothes. I have always liked tops with slogans but now I have found my ultimate accessory: Jewellery with a message.
My new double necklace from H&M has one lavaliere with a horse shoe and one that says “lucky”.
Have you ever found a shop that makes you want to get every piece they sell? I have! My recent discovery is called Monki. This London based brand has a store just around the corner. I had been passing it a few times until I eventually couldn’t resist anymore.
Monki has a lot of clothes with crazy patterns but also some very laid back basics that are easy to combine. Scroll down for the link to their online shop and also see my photos of their amazing changing rooms from inside!
All you need is love… and a good cup of coffee. This is what it said on one of the blackboards at Steamkaffebar where I had an Iced Café Latte today. I have always wondered why there is no Starbucks in Norway but now I know. It’s these little cafés that make it absolutely unnecesary. Scroll down and see for yourself…
When I looked out of the window this morning, I saw grey skies. Made me feel a little sad considering we had 30 degrees last week. But by the time I had turned on my computer and checked my email, I already felt better. All those newsletters about autumn fashion that I have been getting for dome days, suddenly felt just right. Is anyone else getting the autumn shopping vibe even if it’s only July?
I decided to do some next season fashion browsing and I found my today’s favourite on the H&M website: A black leather mini skirt.
Scroll down for picture and link.
What are your autumn must-haves? Any more ideas or online shops worth checking out?
It has become a little more grey here now. Still warm enough for a Norwegian summer I guess According to the weather I wore something with less colours yesterday.
My new sandals from H&M are really comfortable unlike some other strap toe sandals. In these I already danced all night – twice!
Did you know that sandals are the oldest known footwear of any kind by the way? (I know it’s a little nerdy but I sometimes get caught up in googling random things.)
No need to pay money for a salon pedicure when you can get it at home. I love these products for super soft summer feet: Pumice stone with nail brush and a loofah sponge.
My favourite nail polish is the Volume gloss by P2 in the colour 070 Funky Babe.
There are plenty of after sun products to buy in summer but I never found one that does the job for me: Soft skin, nice smell and not sticky is hard to find. In a previous post I reviewed Creme de Corps by Kiehls which is amazing but a little too expensive for everyday use.
Luckily I was given this amazing bodylotion by a friend: Treaclemoon One Ginger Morning has a nice ginger scent (obviously) and leaves your skin soft and nourished all day. I like applying this after my morning shower or after a day on the beach cause it makes me feel refreshed and awake.
What is your favourites bodylotion or after sun? Has anyone tried the other Treaclemoon products? What fragrance is the best one?