What I got for Christmas 2016

Hello everyone! Hope you are all still having an amazing Christmas season, I know I am. Christmas Eve has passed and I thought I’d let you in on the gifts that I received this year. Hopefully, you are as nosy as me and find this post interesting, haha.

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First of all, like every year, I got spoilt with so many sweets. The banana candy to the right is sooo good(and extremely sweet, haha) and then of course a marzipan pig and some tiny chocolate covered marzipan pigs. Marzipan is a very popular Christmas treat in Norway.

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Then, my sister got me this beautiful phone case from ‘Richmond&Finch’. It’s so posh, but I just love itttt. I haven’t had a case on my phone since I got it because I’m so picky and think the phone looks prettier without, but it’s time to face the fact that it wont last long without a solid case.

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My sister also got me loads of these weird hairbands/scrunchies that I think are supposed to be better for yout hair than normail hairbands. They are really comfortable to keep your hair up with and doesn’t feel like they damage it or rip a lot of hairs out. The mittens are from my parents and are Norwegian Selbu mittens with the special Selburose knit pattern. Lovelovelove them and the Christmassy color. Will definitely be wearing these a lot, so please let us have some snow soon!

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From my uncle I got this book, which I actually hadn’t heard about, but I think it’s a classic and I am excited to read it! Have any of you guys read it?

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From my aunt ant my other uncle and their kids I got these super fluffy baby blue slippers! My sister got the same ones in white and when she opened her present I was like “aww, I want some too” and then I opened mine and they had gotten some for me as well! I have been wearing these all day today, they are so comfy and insanely warm. Definitely the perfect winter gift!

I also got some money for Christmas this year as I, as you may know, am saving up for a bunad. So now I’m a little closer to that goal too! I am so thankful for all my presents, and also so thankful for last night spend with my closest family. It was the perfect Christmas Eve.

Hope everyone who’s celebrated today on Christmas Day have had as lovely a celebration as I had yesterday. My day has been spend in the attire seen above: Penguin PJ’s and fluffy slippers while watching ‘Vampire Diaries’ and digging into a bunch of Christmas leftovers!

Also, today I woke up to 300 followers on my blog! That’s insane and such an amazing Christmas Day Surprise! Thank you all so much for the support and lovely comments both here and on my other social media, you make my day! ♥

Christmas Hugs,

//INGRID

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Yes, I know, where have I been? I just realized it’s 10 days since I last posted anything on this blog and I’m so sorry. The last weeks have been very hectic. I had two exams which happened to be on the day after each other and I was panicking trying to get through everything I had to read. I think they went well, though. Other than that, I’ve just had a lot on my mind and I must admit I’ve been feeling a little bit down. But now, with only one exam left to go it’s time to put on the blogging shoes again and tell you about my favorite day that I had last week.

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On Saturday, after my two exams were well over with, me and one of my best friends decided we had to treat ourselves to a little celebration, including dinner and a movie. For dinner we went to a thai restaurant in Oslo called YaYa’s. And if you’re ever in Oslo and in the mood for some delicious thai, this is the place! The food is amazing and the restaurant is so creatively decorated with lots of colors and fun furniture. We both had the Chicken Cashew wook, Yayasssssss. For movie we had both been longing to see “Fantastic Beasts and where to find them” in the cinemas. I know there’s split opinions as to the movie, but I absolutely loved it. I loved being back in the wizarding world and the entire movie felt so magical with such a well thought out balance between comedy, romance and darkness. 10/10 recommend from me.

Saturday was also the day they put up all the Christmas lights and trees in the city and in celebration of that they held the most amazing fireworks show! We didn’t know about it beforehand and was taken by surprise when suddenly the entire sky was filled with lights and colors – so beautiful!

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On the last picture you can see the gates to the “Christmas street/market” which I am dying to visit, and when I do, there will be a post. Promise!

I had to use pictures of my phone as I didn’t bring my camera into the city, so I hope you can bear with the quality. Other than that I want to announce that I am jumping onto the Blogmas-train, and I really hope I’ll be able to put up a Christmassy post every day through December! I’ve got a lot of ideas – so keep your eyes peeled, lovelies!

//INGRID

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Burgundy, Baby

It’s November and almost just a month till Christmas is here. Sadly, our snow has left us and we’re left embracing the Fall season again. Nothing wrong with being able to bring out my brand new bomber for it’s first city walk without freezing my arms off, though.

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I’m all about a good color match. Therefore, when I saw this cute little street with it’s burgundy bricks and the red fence in the background I simply had to take advantage. Don’t get me wrong, being all matchy-matchy doesn’t always look fabulous, but I think this combo worked out quite well.

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I love finding inspiration in my surroundings. Whether I’m on the bus, looking through the window at home or walking through the park I’m always alert of what’s around me and how it all feels. I think it’s called mindfullness. And I’m so happy I discovered this little street. Think I’ll have to go back one day for more photos. Make sure you always let your surroundngs inspire you and not let you down. See the positive side of things.

My outfit details can be found in my previous post here, which is also full of photos inspired by my surroundings. And also, while we’re at the shameless self-promo..(here’s my insta as well).

Hope you are all having a lovely Saturday. Mine is a chilled one, trying to gather enough energy to survive my exams nest week. Gahh..

//INGRID

Exploring the Streets of Oslo

I just love living in the city. The raving city life, all the people buzzing around, the tiny cafes on every street corner and the diversity of people and buildings all in one place. On Sunday, me and my friend Elise, decided to explore. We wanted to take some cool pictures and we knew excactly where we could get them.

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We went to Grünerløkka in Oslo. Sundays are always market days at Grünerløkka, which means the streets are full of life and there’s always something to look at. Not to mention, the street art around the area of BLÅ is just amazing. This whole area is so urban and exiting.

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Outfit details:
Headband – BikBok | Scarf – Monki | Bomber – Monki | Pants – BikBok | Shoes – Converse

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This last wall painting is my favorite. I see it everytime I take the tram home from the city. Shows how amazing a childs imagination is in such a sweet way.

This one became a post with more pictures and less words, because sometimes I just feel the pictures tell the entire story for themselves. Quite true that a picture says more than a thousand words.

//INGRID

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Wednesday’s Shopping Trip

So, as I mentioned in my previous blog post, me and my friend, Elise, had a little shopping trip on Wednesday. As I also mentioned, I wasn’t really supposed to buy anything. I guess you all probably see how well that plan went… Shopping ban on you from now on, Ingrid.

Anyways, I thought I’d run you through what I bought as I am truly pleased with everything and will without doubt be wearing them a lot. All of the pieces, especially the two jackets, are things I’ve been thinking about buying for a long time. Justifyes spending money on them a little more, right?….

1. MONKI Bomber Jacket.

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As some of you may recall I did a blog post a long time ago along the lines of “Fall Essentials” where I raged about the bomber jackets and how much I wanted one. Thing is, every time I’ve tried one on in the store I’ve just felt like it didn’t suit me at all or just made me look puffy and weird, so when I finally came across one that suited me I just had to purchase it, even though it’s a little bit cold for one now. A bomber jacket is a great transition jacket for both Fall and Spring, so I will definitely get a lot of use out of this one. (Will probably wear it in Winter as well, yolo)

2. MONKI Coat.

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Next up, this very cute black coat which I think will be perfect for the more dressed up occations. I’ve figured that a coat will never go off trend and is therefore always the perfect Fall/Winter jacket. This one can also be worn in many different ways, opened or closed, depending on what style you are going for.

3. MONKI Burgundy Scarf.

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Can you tell we spend a lot of time in Monki? Hahah.
Monki is actually one of my favorite clothing stores, and even though I only went for basic clothing this time, they have so many unique and colorful pieces. Especially their sock collection, loving it, haha. Anyways, a huge blanket scarf always comes in handy in these cold months and as I only have a grey one I thought I needed one with some color as well. I also really want to get a scarf in mustard, but this time I went for burgundy.

4. BikBok Burgundy Headband.

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I’m actually really about the headbands these days as they serve both the purpose of looking pretty as well as keeping your ears warm. I spotted this perfect velvet headband near the cashier desk at BikBok and I knew I had to pick it up. It is so soft and comfy, and at the same time makes me look oh so, Blair Waldorf-y(in a good way).

5. BikBok Beige Pants.

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I spotted these pants at BikBok and I told my friend that “I really want a pair of pants like these, but I never know when I could wear them as I feel they are so formal!”
We then came to the agreement that I could wear the pants whenever I wanted to and when I saw how well they fitted me, especially in the waist, I was sold. These pants are literally so comfortable as well. It’s like wearing PJ’s to a party, yayy. Definitely hope to get a lot of use outta these.

Hope you are all having a wonderful Friday and heading in for a wonderful weekend as well! I will hopefully get a fun outfit post up on Sunday/Monday!

PS: I passed 200 followers on here the other day! Thank you soo much to everyone for all your support and being so lovely all the time. It means the world. x

PPS: I have an Instagram and it’s @ingsepingsen and it’s kinda cool.

//INGRID

Today in Pictures

You know those days when you’ve actually got a full schedule and it just feels so good to be both productive and social? Today was one of those days. First I did some revision in school before I met up with my friend, Elise, in the city. We had planned to go for a little shopping trip, and allthough it was actually her that wanted to buy some stuff I kinda ended up splurging a bit myself – no worries, you’ll get a haul! After busting our wallets shopping we had a nice sit down at a cafe and got to catch up a little bit. Later in the evening me and my family went to my uncles new appartment for a real pizza party. We seriously ordered so much pizza and I’m beyond full right now. Not to mention, he had cake.

I brought my camera along today in hopes of maybe doing an outfit shoot, but we lost ourselves completely in the shopping and totally forgot. BUT I have planned a photoshoot with Elise on Sunday and we’ve discussed fun locations and everything, so look forward to that! Even though there weren’t any outfit pictures, I thought I’d share some pictures from my day with you.

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I got so excited when I saw that they had put up Christmas lights in the streets. But to my major dissapointment they didn’t light up when it became dark… What even.

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All in all, such a lovely day. Keep your eyes peeled – both a haul and an awesome outfit photoshoot coming your way this weekend!

Remember to check out my Instagram, I would love to see your accounts as well!

//INGRID

Whats On My New Phone?

Ok, now I definitely feel like the stereotypical “look what’s on my new iPhone 7”-beauty blogger, but to be fair, I haven’t bought a new phone in 4 years and I am extremely excited about actually owning some new tech. I myself also love to hear how people set up their phones, what apps they love etc, so today I thought I’d share a little bit about my phone with you.

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The phone I bought is the new iPhone 7. I thought that if I first were to buy a new phone, I’d might as well go for the newest in store. I got mine in the color rosegold, as every other basic bitch in the universe. But don’t tell me this is not such a pretty color??

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The phone comes with the classic iPhone packaging. In the box you get a normal charger plus a pair of headphones. You do not get the hyped wireless headphones, I think these are like some superexpensive business that you need to buy separate. And I don’t mind, because I need the wire on my headphones as a lifeline whenever my phone drops put of my hands. You do get an adapter, though, so that your headphones ar compatible with the plug-in. Would have been a shame otherwise.

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When it comes to the question of how much better this phone is from the previous iPhone’s I don’t think I’m the best person to ask. My last phone was a broken iPhone 5, so for me this is a major upgrade and I’m just loving the high tech feel of it all, haha. The camera quality I must say is amazing. Other than that, I don’t know if a normal person like you and me would feel much difference between this one and ex. an iPhone 6s.

Here it is compared in size with the iPhone 5:

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(And now you probably understand why I’m kinda happy about a new phone?)

I’m really struggling getting used to the size. My old phone was the perfect pocket/hand size and this is just slightly bigger, but it feels huge. I don’t even dare to text while I walk because I’m scared I’ll drop it. And seriously, where do I keep it? It doesn’t fit in my pocket, haha. Good thing I didn’t go for the 7 Plus.

But hey, enough about the phone, let’s move on to my apps!!

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Here you see my homescreen in all it’s glory. Jk, I’m so boring I haven’t even gotten around to getting a personal background yet. The three folders on top say “Extra”, “Travel” and “Fashion”, for those of you that aren’t very fluent in Norwegian. I try to keep my apps to a minimum level as I like it a bit minimalistic, but some are just must-haves. Facebook + the Messenger app comes first. I honestly don’t scroll that much on Facebook, but I definitely use Messenger a lot when it comes to communicating with my friends. The WordPress app is such a good app for commenting/answering comments on the go, plus reading blog posts whenever I feel like it. Then of course, I have a Snapchat. Since I’m a bit boring I won’t share my account her, but let me tell you, I’m such a snapper. Probably the source of most of my friends daily entertainment/annoyance.

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I’m cool like that….

Next up, I recently made a blog-Instagram and you are all very free to follow if you want to see more of what I do on a daily basis and get a sneakpeek on future blog posts!

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Lastly, I’d like to let you guys have a little look in my “Fashion”-folder. Currently home of three apps: ’tise, ZARA and ASOS.

 

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(From the left: Tise, Zara, ASOS)

The first one, ’tise, may not be that interesting for all of you as it is an all-Norwegian site. But I just love the concept of it. It’s basically an online store, but where you personally can put up your own items for sale or buy items from other persons. The app also has a function where you can adjust it so that all the profit from the items you sell goes to UNICEF – I love that.

Next, there’s the ZARA app and the ASOS app. I bet you are all familiar with these stores, but let me tell you – scrolling through their clothes on your phone is just so easy and so much fun. I actually don’t buy much of any of these apps, it’s more like window shopping for me. But if you were to want an item it is way to easy to just click it home, haha.

I hope this post didn’t get too long and boring, I personally kinda liked making it. What are your go-to apps?

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//INGRID

10 Fun Facts About Me

I got tagged by the lovely brynncamilla to write 10 facts about me. You should all go check out her facts as well, they’re really fun to read. As I’ve been thinking a lot about making some sort of ‘get to know me’ post, I thought this could be a good start. Here we go:

I. I’m around 5’7, or 172 cm.

I always think it’s a bit fun to hear bloggers actual heigth, because you can never really tell from a picture sometimes.

II. I once sailed with a ship to Shetland.

This was with my folk high school(the school I attended the year after I finished high school). We sailed from Bergen, Norway to the Shetland Islands of Scotland with a huge three-masted sailing vessel, and we were working as a crew on the ship. What an experience.

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This leads me to the next fact:

III. I’m freaking scared of heights.

I’m the kind of person that never takes any roller coasters, nor climbs big mountains because whenever I get to high up I can feel my entire body going into a unison NOPE. But this folk high school year was a year for me to really challenge myself and one of the things that I thought of during the entire sailing trip was to climb up to the highest plateau of the mast, which was about 30 meters I think. And you know what? I did it. It was freaking scary and one of my best friends had to climb behind me the entire way, but the feeling I got when I was on top – felt like I had conquered the world, haha.

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And the people were walking beneath me like tiny ants.

IV. My family has 5 animals.

As you already may know, I have a dog. But we also have 2 bunnies and 2 horses. I love animals. I have always been surrounded by a lot of animals and can’t really imagine a life without them.

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V. I have extremely good memory.

Ok, don’t get freaked out, but I’m the kind of person who will always remember a persons name, or their birthday or what someone told me 2 years ago. I’m also really good at learning lyrics/poems etc by heart. I get so creeped out by my own memory sometimes that I pretend I don’t remember to not seem like a stalker, haha. When it comes to remember doing stuff, like cleaning or doing my homework I’m terrible though.

VI. I can speak 3 languages(or 5 if you will).

First one is of course Norwegian, my first language. All Norwegians also have to learn English in school from about the age of 6, and I would be as brave as to say that I’m close to being as fluent in English as I am in Norwegian. At least, I feel like you guys understand what I write, haha. Schools in Norway also demand that you learn a third language for 3-5 years, and I chose German. I actually learnt German for 6 years in school as I also took a ‘German in-depth’ class my last year of high school. I’m terrified of speaking German though, as there’s so much grammar to remember. And at last, I do understand both spoken and written Swedish and Danish as they are so similar to my own language, and if my life depended on it I could probably speak some phrases on these languages as well.

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VII. I might have a slight touch of Misophonia.

Misophonia- ‘selective sound sensitivity syndrome’ is basically when you get annoyed by sounds like the noise of someone eating or coughing etc. These are my biggest pet peeves and I’m so sorry because you can’t actually get mad at someone for ex. sneezing, but sometimes I do.

VIII. I once got kicked in the face by a horse.

Maybe not a fun fact, I guess. Long story short, one of my horses got scared and I was in the wrong place at the wrong time and got hit mostly in my stomach/hip but also in my face. I must have the best guardian angels ever because I got away with no internal injuries, just a lot of bruises. I got a trip in an ambulance though. I’m the kind of person that never gets in any accidents, so fingers crossed this was the first and also the last.

IX. I’m a nerd.

Who would have guessed? Ok, you’ve probably already figured. I’m such a nerd and I love it. I read the first Harry Potter book at the age of 7 and I love Harry Potter, reading, writing, learning new facts. I also never had that much against school. It has come a little bit with the years though.

X. I’m a procrastinator.

If it’s procrastinatable, I procrastinate. And I have procrastinated writing my psychology essay since this morning, soo, kinda have to do that now.

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(This picture illustrates me trying to reach my goals in life)

Hope this post wasn’t too much me-talk and that you found at least some of these facts a bit fun!

//INGRID

 

OOTD: Old Chevy Truck

Hello lovelies! Hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday. This weekend has been an absolute rush and I am so glad we got an extra hour of sleep today because we set back the time. From Friday to Saturday me and my mom had a little girls trip to Sweden, always nice to have some quality time with one of the most special persons in my life. When we came back Saturday evening I rushed straight to the city to meet up with some friends and go to a stand-up gig, it was so much fun. Then I went straight from the comedy to a Halloween party in the appartment of one of my uni friends. Since I was in such a rush my costume ended up being the oh so original ‘mouse ears and whiskers’, but hey, at least I could make Mean Girls references all night.

Today is my mothers birthday, so we are going out for dinner in about an hour. I hope she gets the best birthday ever, this wonderful woman who is my number one supporter in everything I do. Anyway, here’s todays birthday dinner outfit, shot in front of my dads old Chevy. Excuse them dusty wheels.

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Shirt – CUBUS | Jeans – CARLINGS | Shoes – PAVEMENT | Scarf – H&M | Bag – NELLY

Went for a very simple and comfy outfit, as per usual. This scarf is so comfortable and warm, I probably wear it every day. A must for Fall. Can’t believe it’s the last day of October tomorrow. Time is going by so fast and I am not keeping up, haha. Just ready for Exams to be over and Christmas to arrive.

What are you up to this Sunday?

//INGRID

 

An Amazing Surprise!

So, yesterday I had work from 15-21. I wasn’t really too motivated, but when I opened my closet at work and saw this, my day quickly became a whole lot better. One of my best friends, Helene, had gotten me the Too Faced “Born This Way” Foundation!

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The note says “Open me“..

I’ve been wanting this foundation for so long as I have tried it before and it literally works wonders. The thing is, they don’t sell Too Faced makeup in Norway, so whenever we want something from there we have to look to our neighbor countries, Sweden or Denmark, to find the closest Sephora. Helene’s mom was in Poland, where they have Sephora, so she asked if we needed anything and I kindly asked if she could purchase this for me if I sent her the money. But then they didn’t have it in my shade, so  Helene ordered it for me online as she was ordering some stuff from Sephora anyways.

So, I was actually going to pay for it. But then she surprised me with this in my closet at work along with the cutest note ever saying that she wanted to give the foundation to me because I deserved a present, awhhh.

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“Elsker deg” is Norwegian for “Love you” ♥ How lucky am I to have such great friends? This surprise really made my day and made going to work a lot easier.

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Mine is in the shade ‘Porcelain’. As I’ve already said, this foundation is so amazing. When it comes to foundation it’s really the only makeup product that I am willing to pay a lot for. I previously had the “YSL Touche Éclat” foundation, which is amazing, but expensive. And so is this, really. It was around £32. But I actually think it’s worth it. At least for me, as I don’t use too much foundation at the time and it will last me very long. Of course it is very much of an individual choice what kind of makeup you like to spend your money on and I think there are many great options out there if you’re looking for a cheaper option. One that I have previosly used is the “IsaDora Nude Sensation“(£16), which is also great.

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It is a very light weight foundation. Yet it covers a lot and gives a very natural finnish to your skin. Also, the packaging is so pretty, haha..

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This is a very happy me, wearing just my new foundation and nothing more. Don’t I just have the sweetest friend ever? ♥

Have you tried this foundation? What is your favorite foundation?

//INGRID