Christmas Recap

Hello everyone! How has your Holidays been? My four days off of work were definitely very relaxing and I managed to re-gain a lot of lost energy. Since I’ve been a bit MIA during the Christmas times, due to work and being with family and friends, I thought I’d bring you a little Christmas recap to let you guys tag along to what I’ve been up to the days up to and after Christmas, so let’s go! PS: There’s going to be a lot of iPhone photos, so bare with me on the quality this time!

December 20th

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Remember I talked about the Christmas market? I finally got to visit it together with my friend, Ida. We decided to have a full on wintery and Christmassy day and started it all off with some fun at the skating rink.

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Up next, lots of Christmas goodies. I went for churros with cinnamon and sugar and Ida went for a Belgian waffle with chocolate. For drinks I got a cup of hot Chocolate(with cream!!) and Ida had Gløgg(Norwegian version of Mulled Wine).

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Then of course, even though we’re both super scared of heights, we had to go on the Ferris wheel. Worst and best decision of the day. It was all idyllic and fun until we reached the top and the wheel stopped cause they were letting mote people on. We seriously froze in fear, it was so high up!!! The view was so and so as it was a very foggy day, but we could indeed see how high up we were!

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The view from the Ferris wheel with the skating rink underneath us and the market and shopping street to the left! The fancy building straight ahead is the Parliament!

December 23rd

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Spent the morning decorating the tree and the entire house for Christmas, as is the Christmas tradition in most Norwegian homes. I enjoyed this s much, really brings me back to being a kid and being all excited for Christmas. I actually think I enjoy it even more now really, haha!

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This is my self-made Christmas sweater, I’m cool like that.

December 24th

The big day. In Norway we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve, meaning presents, food and dressing up all on this special evening.

My gorgeous glittery dress that I wore. Love the open back!

The evening was amazing and I just want to relive it over and over again. I didn’t take any photos of the meal that day, but I’ll show you a reconstruction(as I of course had leftovers the next day), to let you in on what we eat on Christmas Eve in Norway!

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Dinner is either pork, lamb or fish mostly, depending on where in the country you’re from. In my family we eat pork. The main dish being ribs and then next to it, sausages and meatballs(they’re not really meatballs, just couldn’t find a better English word), potatoes, of course, and then two types of sauerkraut and mustard.

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For dessert: rice cream/risalamande/riskrem with raspberry sauce! This is literally the best thing in the world. Get at it if you ever have the chance.

December 25th

The next day was spent in my PJ’s and slippers digging into all the leftovers and wathcing Vampire Diaries. It was not a productive day AT ALL. Exactly how Christmas Day is supposed to be!

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The last days have been more back to normal. And back to work, ugh. Been really spoilt with my dad making us so many amazing dishes for dinner, including his soon to be world famous pizza. Just look at this piece of art:

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One word: HEAVEN.

Hope you enjoyed this little recap. I probably won’t be seing you until next year now, so I hope you all have a very lovely day tomorrow, stay safe and have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

xx,

//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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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

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