Summer Nights

Where: Sørenga, Oslo

An area by the seaside of Oslo, with lots of bathing space, restaurants and city life. We chose to retreat to the calmer side in the shadows of the dock because the weather was especially hot this day.

I’ve recently been growing more and more fond of my own city. Maybe it’s the summer weather? Anyway I’ve been exploring more places that I don’t usually hang out at. I’ve also been walking around by myself, exploring and enjoying the peaceful seaside of the city. Oslo has been amazing these last few days, I really hope the weather stays like this all summer. A girl can dream, right?

OOTD: Top – BikBok | Bikini – BikBok | Jeans – BikBok | Watch – Daniel Wellington | Shoes – Converse | Sunglasses – Pretty Little Thing

Do I shop my outfits any other places than BikBok? Apparently not, haha.

How has your summer been so far? Is it hot in your country?

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Time for a Haul

Happy New Year, everyone! Hope you’ve all come off to a good start of 2017! As the title implies: New Year, New Me, New Clothes. Well, not really. I’m actually quite happy with where I am as a person now and for the new year I will try to embrace that and develop even more as a person. Clothingwise I haven’t really found much of any interest in the sales this season, but there are a few pieces that I just couldn’t resist(some of them weren’t even on sale, I just had to have them)!

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BikBok Billy Pullover in Pastel Pink.

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I feel like this is the type of sweather that you don’t even need to touch to know that it’s soft, you can just see it. And it’s so soft. I’m also loving this pastel pink color as it really brightens up any outfit for winter.

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BikBok Will t-shirt with Roses.

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I just thought this t-shirt was so cool and unique, and at the same time very simple. Perfect to spice up an all black outfit. I later found out that there’s another version of this t-shirt with little birds on it and it’s so pretty. Perfect to combine with light denim in the summer. I will go back to get it. (Find it here).

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BikBok Mia Sweater, Furry Black.

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I used to own a sweater like this and I loved it so much, but somehow it just disappeared and I’ve never found it again. So when I found this (almost) replica of it I got really happy. It’s super fluffy and cosy and also really warm.

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The next one isn’t clothing, but this beautiful notebook. If you didn’t know I am a great Harry Potter fan and this classic black book caught my eye instantly. Not to mention, I have an obsession for pretty stationairy. The only problem is that it’s so pretty that I don’t want to waste the use of it. I want to use it for something really nice. Any ideas?

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Lastly I bought this white lace bralette from Lindex tha I just found so delicate and pretty. It made me think that I need to find a way to combine lace more in my outfits, it can be so beautiful if worn the right way.

Thank you so much for reading. As you may see, I’ve done some small changes to my design. I’m really working on keeping my blog top quality and well written for the new year so that I can be proud of everything I post. I’m thinking about doing a Q&A post some time in the near future as well, so if you have any questions you’re dying to get answered, please include them in your comment, that would mean a lot! Hope you’re all having a great day. You’re all amazing.

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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

OOTD: The Perfect Coat

Hello, I hope you are all having a lovely start to the week!

To me, it is a week full of studying. I feel like I have so much work to do and I don’t really know where to start. I have been reading and making notes about ‘Motivation and Emotion’ since about 11 am though, so I feel like I’ve been a little bit productive. Anyways, you probably didn’t click this post to hear me complain about uni. Here is my outfit of the day:

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| Coat – URBAN | Turtleneck – My mothers closet | Jeans – BIKBOK | Shoes – PAVEMENT | Bag – MICHAEL KORS |

I am wearing my coat from Urban(not Urban Outfitters) which was kind of an impulsive buy from my side last year, and I am so happy I bought it. I got a tip from a friend that they had up to 50% off all their coats, so I just had to have one – what a bargainnn. I have worn it ever since. It is quite thick so you can wear it throughout the winter, but it is also perfect for fall. And I absolutely love the color(is grey a color, haha?)

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My Michael Kors bag is the only designer bag I own. I bought it 3 years ago in New York. I have a really ambivalent relationship with this bag. Some days I love it, some days I’m not so fond of it. I think I grew a bit tired when every other girl in high school wore it too. And I don’t like to look the same as everyone, haha. But I do like this bag. I’m really glad I went for the color that I did, though, it’s such a classic and will never really go out of style. It is also a nice medium sized bag that fits a lot.

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For the first time since I got it I am not wearing my Kylie lipstick, haha. I still really wanted to wear it, as it would match everything perfectly, but I decided to be brave and switch things up a bit. Therefore I went for the NYX lingerie in the shade ‘Embellishment’ instead. And yes, my hair is in a bun, don’t we all have those days? Haha.

Now I’m gonna treat myself to a beetroot-burger, say whaat? I think it’s gonna taste really good actually. Hope you are all having a wonderful evening. ♥

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//INGRID

Float down, like Autumn Leaves

I don’t know why, but it’s only this last year that I’ve really realized how beautiful Fall is. The leaves turning into a hundred shades of red, orange and yellow and my favorite, the air getting slightly colder, making you feel like you’re able to breathe again.

Just the other day I figured I’d  join my mom early in the morning when she went to work. This meant I got to sit in a warm car on my way to school instead of a crowded tram. My mom’s job is very close to my school, so all I had to do was walk straight through the Frogner park(one of the no.1 tourist attraction in Norway it seems). I was walking into the park when I realized that I was so early that none of the huge tourist busses had yet arrived. It was just me, the statues and the cold morning air. I have never seen the park so quiet. The way Fall had come to the park and made the leaves change into a spectrum of color amazed me and I just had to take some photos on my way. What a wonderful way to start my school day, walking through this park and enjoying it all by myself.

And just as I went out of the gate and left the park the first tourist bus arrived with tourists and their huge camera lenses practically floading the park. Timing.

I thought I’d share my little morning journey with you, step by step:

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(Sry bout the nudity.. It’s a sculpture park.)

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Always nice to have a chat with this little angry fella.
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Then I just had to buy myself a hot chocolate, because it’s actually so cold outside?? The hot chocolate was really expensive, but then I discovered they gave me an extra large cup and I got really happy. It tasted like heaven and kept my hands warm on the rest of my walk.

I can’t believe how beautiful my little city really is and how much I love it.
Why do I want to leave so badly?

//INGRID

OOTD: Blue Jeans, White Shirt

Walked into the room you know you made my eyes burn
It was like, James Dean, for sure
You’re so fresh to death and sick as ca-cancer

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Saturday and a weekend off from work, I am delighted and in the most chilled out mood you could ever imagine. Today’s outfit is old school and classic with a little bit of that 50’s denim vibe. I sometimes forget how much I love the simplicity of the combination white shirt and denim, it can never really go wrong. The black belt was something I found in the back of my closet today, I have no idea where it came from. What a hidden treasure.

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Trenchcoat – Vero Moda//T-shirt-Vero Moda//Jeans-BikBok//Backpack-Urban Outfitters

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Fall hasn’t seemed to hit Oslo by it’s full power yet, so we are still enjoying the last sunbeams of summer and the opportunity to wear t-shirts. I can feel the cold autumn wind around the corner, though, so it probably won’t be long before you see me in scarfs and knitted sweaters.

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Hope you’re all having an amazing Saturday! What are you up to today?

//INGRID

 

What I bought in Copenhagen

This summer me, my sister and my dad spent a weekend in Copenhagen. Such a lovely city with so much life – and oh, how I love the Danish people. The trip mainly consisted of sightseeing, eating and SHOPPING. I didn’t spend too much money, considering I was on the edge of being broke that month. But Copenhagen has so many shops that we don’t have here in Norway, so I had to splurge just a little bit.

Firstly, I had some make up items on the top of my list:

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The Urban Decay NAKED SKIN concealer had been on my wish-list for a long time, as my previous concealer had run out and I wanted to try a new brand. And I have to say, this is worth all the rage. It has very good coverage and does not end up creasing, which I find is often a struggle with concealers.

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Secondly, I had to get myself a new mascara. This is the IsaDora Big Bold Mascara, which I personally think is really good, especially based on the fact that it is not pricy at all! When it comes to mascara I usually always buy either this one or the Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara.

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Then, being at Sephora(which we don’t have at home!!), I had to get my hands on two Sleek pallettes. Firstly, I just love the simplistic black packaging and secondly, they are also quite cheap!

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This is the Sleek Cream Contour Kit in the shade Light. Been wanting to buy a Contour Kit for so long, so I just had to buy this one. Kinda wish I had bought a powder one though.

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Secondly, I bought the i-Divine Au Naturel Eyeshadow Palette. And aren’t these colors just gorgeous? I especially fell in love with the two glittery shades Conker and Taupe.

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Tried to do a swatch of the two. Taking a picture of my own arm turned out harder than it seemed, though. Really looking forward to putting this palette to the test this fall, and try to create some cool smoky looks. Btw, all the makeup items above are cruelty free, meaning they have not been tested on animals. Buying cruelty free makeup is very easy and there are a lot of good CF brands out there. Just a small, but important sidetrack from my side.

Next up: Clothing. As I had already bought a lot of new clothes for summer, I only bought two pieces of clothing in Copenhagen, but my oh my, do I love them both!

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When I walked into TopShop this skirt instantly screamed for my attention. It basically felt like it was calling on me from heaven. I mean, look at it!! The flower prints reminds me of primary school when we used to iron different prints(flowers, teddys etc) onto our denim and feel like the coolest kids in town, anyone else??
I’d been wanting a denim skirt for so long and this was just beyond everything i wished for. It was a bit pricy, being from TopShop and all, but seriously worth it!

A new obsession for me when it comes to clothing shops is New Yorker, so guess who found the perfect dress the second she walked into this shop? Me, me, me.

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A very simple, yet super pretty dress, that I’ve worn a lot this summer.

Last, but not least, we went into Urban Outfitters, the store I’m probably the most upset about not existing here in Norway. (I mean, come on, we deserve all these beautiful things too??) Since I was trying to save my money I did resist from emptying the shop completely, I actually did quite well and came out with only a daily journal + some galaxy fairy lights(that were on sale!!).

Isn’t this notebook the cutest? I just couldn’t resist.

These are the galaxy fairylights that I bought.  There is something so calming about having these kind of lights turned on in the evening, especially now in fall, while reading a book or just relaxing. I’m happy I bought these on sale though, as they were reduced from 110DKK(ca. £ 13) to 30DKK(ca. £ 3), and I actually would have been disappointed if I payed full price only to see that there weren’t that many lights in the package.

As you can probably understand, I am most satisfied with everything that I bought. It’s often easier to go shopping when you are trying to save money because it makes you prioritize a bit and only buy the things you want the most.

Hope you enjoyed this kind of ‘haul blog post’, there will most definitely be more. Let me know what items you liked the most in the comments!

//INGRID

 

 

The Beginning

I often find that the beginning of a story is the hardest part to come up with. The first lines of your story are what captures the reader. It’s like trying to make the perfect first impression. Impossible. Therefore it might be a bit nervewracking to ramble all your thoughts together into these very first sentences. To be honest, so far, I don’t even know what I’m doing.

But this is my beginning. This is my very first blog post. This blog will be a place for me to share: Share whatever is on my mind, share important thoughts.. and not so important thoughts. Share my OOTD and OOTW and my TBT’s. Share my up’s and down’s and my favorite coffee shops(except I don’t drink coffee).

Anyway, my name is Ingrid. I’m 21 years old.
And I hope you want to read my stories.

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// INGRID