Sephora Puerto Banus

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.

At the marina in Puerto Banus
At the marina in Puerto Banus
Shopping at Sephora
Shopping at Sephora

 

Hawaiian Tropic bodylotion

Have you ever heard about Hawaiian Tropic? I seriously don’t know how I could live without this stuff until now. They make sun protection and After Sun products. They smell amazing and leave your skin very soft.

Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect sun lotion SPF 25 and After Sun with Coconut smell
Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect sun lotion SPF 25 and After Sun Body Butter with Coconut smell

 

Hola Sevilla!

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!

At Real Alcazar Seville. Top: Bik Bok, skirt: Vero Moda, shoes: H&M
At Real Alcazar Seville. Top: Bik Bok, skirt: Vero Moda, shoes: H&M
Sorry for bad quality photos, but the internet here in Spain is so slow that I can only upload phone pics
Sorry for bad quality photos, but the internet here in Spain is so slow that I can only upload phone pics

Pink

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 ;)

Our view from the balcony! Nail polish: Essie in Muchi Muchi, sun glasses: Rayban
Our view from the balcony! Nail polish: Essie in Muchi Muchi, sun glasses: Rayban

Sea and music

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 :)

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Top: Selected, Jeans: Guess

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Hanging out on Bore Beach at Lydbølger festival

Getting ready for the beach

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.

Grey weather in Norway
Grey weather in Norway
Can't wait to wear this again! Bikini: Roxy, Sunglasses: Rayban, Shorts: H&M
Can’t wait to wear this again! Bikini: Roxy, Sunglasses: Rayban, Shorts: H&M

 

Waiting for…Marbella

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:

Club Olivia Valere Marbella
Club Olivia Valere Marbella

Sunset lovers

Hanging out on balconies with beautiful views seems to become a tradition. After having dinner in town we had drinks on our friends’ balcony, watched the sunset and the thunderstorm that approached later. I still haven’t got used to living right by the sea but of course I absolutely love it.

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Drinks with a sea view
Drinks with a sea view

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Lovely view and lovely people
Lovely view and lovely people

Summer feet

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.

Nail polish / loofah sponge / pumice stone with nail brush
Nail polish / loofah sponge / pumice stone with nail brush
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Shoes: H&M / Nail polish: P2 in the colour Funky Babe

 

 

Treaclemoon One Ginger Morning bodylotion – The secret to soft skin

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?

Traclemoon One Ginger Morning bodylotion
Traclemoon One Ginger Morning bodylotion
Hello soft skin!
Hello soft skin!

Coral lipstick

This summer I really love bright pink and coral shades on my lips. My latest discovery is the Soft Sensation Colour & Care Lipstick by Astor. I wear it in 403 – Attractive Coral. It is super moisturizing and highly pigmented. The best thing about it is the SPF 20 that protects the lips from sun damage. The colour is really intense, so if you want just a hint of colour, you can lightly dab it onto your lips or dab away with a tissue after applying.

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Soft Sensation Colour & Care Lipstick by Astor
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Lipstick colour: Attractive Coral

 

Gold rivets and green smoothies

The weather in Norway is still amazing. It was hot and sunny all week and it’s the first time ever that I actually LIVE nearby a beach. But of course you can’t be sun-tanning and swimming 24/7. Today we went into town and walked along the harbour, looked at all the delicacies at the food festival and had a smoothie at Joe and the Juice. Have you checked it out yet? They make the most delicious juices. It’s healthy and fresh as well.

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Shoes from Varese
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Shorts from H&M

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Bikini weather

I had no idea how hot it can be during summer in Norway before I moved here some days ago. I wasn’t going to wear my new bikini from Calzedonia until my Spain vacation next month but now I got to hang out on beautiful sandy beaches this weekend already.

Bikini from Calzedonia
Bikini from Calzedonia

I love the beautiful blue colour of the crochet layer on top of the white inside that shows through on the bikini.

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After a day on the beach wearing it I can tell you that it’s comfortable to wear and you don’t have to move the straps or bottom back into place all the time. Also the fabric doesn’t lose its shape after a swim. I think it was a very good last buy I did in Germany before coming here. Well, in fact it’s not the only piece I bought at Calzedonia that day. I couldn’t resist getting a beautiful coral coloured bikini too which I am going to show you when I’m in Spain in a few weeks.

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Healthy BBQ: Grilled salmon on cedar wood

The best thing about the Norwegian summer is that the days are so long. After being on the beach morning to evening, it is still so light outside that no one feels like heading back home. A common thing to do here are barbecues, be it in public places or at home. We chose home tonight and tried out a new recipe.

Salmon on the grill
Salmon on the grill

Who says Barbecues have to be nothing more than fatty meat? Especially when you live right by the sea and can have fresh fish at all times. We grilled a big piece of salmon filet on a flat piece of cedar wood. It gives the fish the best taste you can imagine without adding any butter or oil.

 

This is what you need:

  • Salmon filet
  • cedar wood (available in any store that has grill eqipment)
  • lemon
  • salt
  • pepper

Put the salmon on a big piece of cedar wood that has been soaked in salted water for at least an hour.  Cut the lemon into slices and place them on the salmon so that the whole fish is covered. Add salt and pepper. Put the fish and the cedar wood on the barbecue and grill it for about 15 minutes.

But not only did we have a delicious dinner, we also had the best sea view :)

Our view during the BBQ
Our view during the BBQ

White flower dress

After being in Norway and having beautiful weather for four days now, I thought it might be a good idea to start my first blog. For the first time I was was wearing my new summer dress from H&M yesterday and took a stroll along a small harbour.

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Dress: H&M, shoes: Tamaris

I love the flower details on the fabric and the seethrough back.

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