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All in Le Coq Sportif

In collaboration with Why Not AS / Le Coq Sportif.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It´s a “kick-off” kind of day. I made myself a heathy lunch (tuna salad) and put on my sporty Le Coq Sportif outfit. Oh, and I also decided to have myself a long weekend after the moving to Italy and all the new vibes, so I woke up 11:30 today. Good start of the day actually! Wish it was like this almost every day..

Anyways, Le Coq Sportif is one of my favorite sport brands, and this new set really caught my eye. Feel pretty cool in it, as you can see. Hah.

 

– N

My favorite series from Rituals…

This post contains press samples // Mildhpress

I have used Rituals products for a long time, and my favorites (of all time) are from the series called The Ritual of Anahata. I use these products every time I shower, want to give my skinn a little treatment or have myself some spa-time. Rituals are perfect for home-spa by the way, all the fragrances make you completely relaxed while leaving your skin shiny and soft.

 

 

OPEN YOUR HEART

 

Rituals has released a new and limited edition series called The Ritual of Anahata, and I have to say that I really love it! The products contain the fragrances Rosewood (which is closely linked to the heart chakra and is known to contain healing and soothing energy) and Pine (provides energy to keep a steady course in difficult times + renews both physical and mental energy). Perfect if you wish to slow down while you have a busy time after the holidays. It´s really important to stop and reflect sometimes, and also to relax once in a while, so you can regain your balance in life again. That´s exactly what The Ritual of Anahata is designed for, to help you slow down and embrace the diversity of the human soul. I really feel like this fragrance does that for me. Every time I shower or meditate while using the products from the Anahata series, I feel immediately relaxed and light, like my senses are opening up. Maybe it´s the smell, I don´t know, but it is really working.

 

 

Body scrub

Heart enchanting body scrub. First of all I use the body scrub, to remove impurities and dead skinn. I also feel like I´m removing bad vibes actually, hehe. This scrub is leaving my skinn so soft that the shower foam feels even better on my skinn afterwards.

 

 

Relax while showering

Heart opening shower foam. This shower foam has a soft texture and of course it smells amazing. They say that this smell enhancers your mood and helps you to relax  your heart, body and mind.

 

Body cream

Spread the love body cream. After having a shower, I use the relaxing moisturizer to extend the same scent experience.

 

Meditation candle

Illuminate your heart candle. This rosewood and pine scented candle is “the thing” if you want a warm and relaxing atmosphere in the room while your are meditating or studying. I really love to use it while I´m blogging or reading a book, but I am actually lighting it every evening for about 30 minutes to get that scent in the room.

 

The perfume 

For Her and for Him. Before going out I always spray on with this amazing scent, so I can continue to feel good and calm. Rituals have created two perfumes, for Women and for Men. They are a little bit different, but to be honest I like using both of them, since the perfume for Men is actually Unisex. It´s of course more masculine, but not so much that it doesn’t fit on a woman as well.

 

I think that The Ritual of Anahata is the perfect gift when you want to do something extra for yourself or others. Show your family and friends that you care about their wellbeing, and buy them a product that their mind and body will enjoy!

 

 

– N

The Roman Stadium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Stadium of Trimontium in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, was built in the beginning of the 2nd century AD during the reign Emperor Hadrian (117-138), and is among the largest structures from the time of the Ancient Rome in the Balkan peninsula. The stadium is one of the many preserved buildings from the time of the Roman empire in Plovdiv. The facility, approximately 240 m (790 ft) m long and 50 m wide, could seat up to 30 000 spectators, and the seats are made of solid marble blocks (40 cm high and 75 cm wide), not to mention that the front parts are decorated with stylized lion paws. I mean, how cool is that? So big and so old, but still so stable. Today, the northern curved part of the Stadium (sfendona) is partially restored and is one of the most recognizable landmarks of Plovdiv.
It´s seriously amazing, so if you are ever in Plovdiv, you have to visit this masterpiece. It´s a “must see”. The stadium is located in the centre of Plovdiv, under the main pedestrian street, so it´s quite central. But only the northern end of the edifice can be observed at Dzhumayata Square, because the larger portion still lies beneath the buildings along the main street, running south from the visible part. By the way, now it’s the right time to plan your trip to Plovdiv. Because in 2019 Plovdiv will be the cultural capital of Europe, and it´s getting more and more magnificent. 

Now, about the outfit, I decided to be a little bit more spontaneous with this one. In the beginning I thought of choosing a gray or a black sweater, to match with the rest of the outfit, but then I followed my gut and changed into a green military pattern hoodie to make it a bit mishmash. I love to play with patterns and silhouettes, and make the outfit “crazy”. That´s just my style.

 

– N

A new life is waiting

In 2 weeks time I´m moving abroad. Say whaaat? Yes, that’s right, I’m moving, and hopefully for good. I can´t say anything for sure, because no one knows what the future holds and everything can happen, but I will finally follow my dreams in Italy. As I have mentioned earlier, Italy has always been in my heart. I’ve always felt good there for some reason. I do not quite know why, but it’s a damn good feeling.

 

 

I decided to move earlier than planned. The reason why I didn’t share this with you guys until now is because I wanted to be 100% sure that I was going, and it all happened pretty quickly actually. I already had plans to move there after the summer to take a masters degree in fashion, but then I began to speed up things a bit. I mean, why not just go out there now? Nothing is holding me back here in Norway anymore, and I have postponed it long enough, so..

In any case, I must learn the language first, so that´s why I decided to move now, to learn Italian before I start my masters in Milano. I applied for the school, got accepted, found me a place to live and bought a one way ticket. So I’m on it, and while I’m learning the language, I want to explore the Italian fashion industry, and have already started on some projects. You probably remember all my trips to Italy in 2017, well, I didn´t just take a vacay, but I also went to do some work that you will see more of in the year to come. So 2018 looks bright right now. Of course I’m a little scared and have thousands of different thoughts swimming around my head at once, but at the same time I can´t wait to start a new and exciting adventure. New year, new life. I´m ready!

 

 

I hope you all will continue to follow me on my crazy journey, it´s gonna be one hell of a ride! And as some of us know, an adventurous heart never changes.

– N

Red for the Holidays

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas, with a little delay. The time here in Bulgaria is passing by so fast and the schedule is full with stuff to do, people to see and things to buy. Holidays with family is always like that, but I love it!

Guess what, this red dress is as old as me… 23 years! My mum wore it on New Year’s eve 1994, and my grandmother chose to keep it in her closet until now. I decided to wear it on Christmas Eve, and styled it with the colors black and burgundy to achieve that Rock Chick/Punk vibe. It´s not often you see me in a typical vintage dress, but this one is different, maybe because it’s my mom´s (now mine, hehe). I don´t know, but I really like it, and it´s different, so…
The shoulder pads are still a part of the dress, as you can see. A trend that slowly starts to come back, so let´s say hello to the 1980’s, once again!

– N

Flying home for Christmas

Endelig skal jeg også få feiret jul og nyttår med hele familien min, noe jeg ikke har gjort på nærmere 10 år eller mer. Jeg får fortsatt den misunnelses følelsen hver jul av å se venninner og bekjente feire hjemme hos besteforeldrene sine eller ha hele familien over på besøk. Som jeg har nevnt her på bloggen tidligere kommer jeg fra Bulgaria, og flyttet til Norge da jeg var 8 år gammel, dermed bor hele familien min der. Jeg feirer jul med mamma, pappa og lillesøster. Det er veldig koselig det, og jeg elsker feiringene våre sammen, men det er alltid noe som mangler, og det er nærværet til de eldste i familien som kan glede seg over de minste ting. Takk og lov for Skype, men jeg føler likevel ikke at det er nok. Det er stor forskjell mellom det å kunne få klemme sin bestemor og bestefar og ønske de en God Jul, og det å bare prates på skype i 1 time. Det er noe helt annet å gi besteforeldrene sine gaver og spise av den deilige julematen bestemor har brukt flere timer på å lage. Det finnes ikke bedre enn at HELE familien samles rundt bordet og bare lager så mye støy som overhodet mulig mens julemusikken i bakgrunn prøver å presse seg gjennom. Det kaller jeg JUL!

 

 

Jeg reiser allerede overimorgen, wohoo! Det blir så bra å endelig feire jul med tante, onkel, søskenbarn og besteforeldre igjen, pluss mamma, pappa og lillesøster. Jeg kan ikke vente! Det har vært et stort ønske for meg å føle på ren juleglede igjen, akkurat som jeg følte for 10 år siden, da jeg var… hjemme.

Håper også alle dere får feiret jul med hele familien i år, det er utrolig viktig, and the best thing in this world!

– N

Trust your own madness

 

 

Mad Matter: “Have I gone mad?”

 

 

Alice: “I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”

 

 

 

Photography: Studio Berlin
Model, styling & makeup: Nicole Kotseva
(Faux fur jacket)

 

– N

Perfect Xmas gifts

I samarbeid med ghd // Mildhpress.

Jeg kjøpte min første ghd rettetang da jeg var 17 år og bodde 1 år i England (med adapter ofc), og jeg bruker den fortsatt den dag i dag. Så ja, den har holdt ut såpass lenge, og jeg er fortsatt super fornøyd. Det er fortsatt litt tid igjen til å finne den rette julegaven, og jeg tenker at en ghd produkt kan være den perfekte gaven (i siste liten) for en kjæreste, venninne, mor eller søster. Jeg digger produktene deres, og jeg har ikke brukt en annen rettetang eller krølltang siden England.

 

 

Jeg har plukket ut 8 favoritter fra ghd som jeg tror vil passe supert som gaver til noen du er glad i, eller til deg selv.

 

 

 

1.

CONTOUR PROFESSIONAL CRIMPER

Denne sesongen er fokuset mest av alt på volum og 80´s-inspirert utseende, and ghd do what they do best, kommer med et verktøy som vil definitivt gi deg det rette resultatet. Say hello to the Crimper, som vil utløse minner fra en rød-latex-kledd Britney Spears. How cool is that? Crimping er et comeback, og flere går for det. Med avansert keramisk varmeteknologi og flerdimensjonale plater vil denne crimperen legge riktig dybde og dimensjon til flere forskjellige frisyrer, og gi deg en rekke muligheter til å eksperimentere med. Helt ærlig så har det aldri vært enklere å kreppe håret, og frisyren varer lenge!

 

 

2.

ADVANCED SPLIT END THERAPY NOCTURNE BAUBLE

Denne limited edition bobla styrker og behandler splittede ender, samtidig som den gjør håret ditt  skinnende og glatt. Behandlingen aktiveres automatisk av varmen på ghd tangen, og holder ut opp til 10 vask. Man trenger heller ikke bruke så mye om gangen. En perfekt gave å ha hengende på juletreet i år.

 

 

3.

FLIGHT NOCTURNE TRAVEL HAIRDRYER

Hårføner å ha på reise! Den veier bare 422g, har to variable temperaturinnstillinger, kompakt klapphåndtak og en kraftig 1200W motor, kortere sagt: den er super å ha i kofferten! I love it, og jeg har trengt en slik i lang tid nå, så mye som jeg reiser. Ikke alle hotellrom har hårfønere ya know.

 

 

4. & 5.

FINAL FIX HAIRSPRAY + CURL HOLD SPRAY

Final fix vil bidra til å holde hår stylingen din på plass uansett vær. Fuktige eller varme værforhold, it is still keeping it real. Kan brukes på både krøller, bølger, kreppet og rett hår. Spray også inn i røttene for et bedre resultat. Det er også veldig lett å børste ut håret etter bruk av denne. Can I also just say that it´s a perfect size for traveling?

Curl hold er en lett og non-sticky hårspray som holder krøller og bølger på plass. Den beskytter samtidig håret mot varmeskader. Denne sprayes på tørt hår før du begynner å bruke tangen. Works good for me! Again, travel size.

 

 

6.

CURVE CLASSIC CURL TONG

Denne er en favoritt, og jeg tar den med meg overalt. Jeg har allerede skrevet et innlegg om denne krølltangen, så det er bare å gå inn HER for å lese og se resultater etter bruk.

 

 

7.

WASH BAG

Super å ha når du vil ta med krølltang, rettetang, hårprodukter etc på reise. Denne klarer å samle opp krølltangen, rettetangen og hårsprayen min. It´s a good size… for traveling. He-he.

 

8.

GHD DUFTLYS

Lukter godt og er fin til å ha på badet eller studio.

 

 

 

Want to give someone special a little extra this Xmas? Well, here you have it! Nå skal jeg gå å kreppe håret mitt. For flere produkter og tips klikk deg inn på ghd´s nettside HER.

 

– N

Første søndag i advent

Det er allerede Desember, og første søndag i advent. Hvor ble av tiden? Det har virkelig gått fort i år, noe jeg egentlig er ganske glad for. Jeg har aldri vært stor fan av Oktober og November. De er så mørke og triste de månedene der, som en dyster bro over til koselige tider som Jul og Nyttår. Haha, nå var jeg dramatisk. Anyways, jeg fikk faktisk julestemning ganske tidlig i år, og begynte å høre på julesanger allerede i slutten av November. Kanskje litt tidlig for noen, men who cares. Når man er i stemning, så er man i stemning, and I am ready for Xmas!

 

 

I dag var hele familien på julemarked, og når vi kom hjem ble Spotify lista “Juleklassikere” satt på. Lillesøster, Figaro (katten vår) og jeg pynter nå juletreet ferdig, og mamma og pappa lager deilig pinnekjøtt, mens vi alle drikker litt gløgg. Altså, snakk om julestemniiiing. Finnes ikke bedre enn å være nær familien i disse tider.

 

 

I år er en del av julepynten fra Nille. De har så mye fint, og det er ikke så altfor dyrt heller! Julespill, gavepapir og masse pynt. Så det er virkelig verdt å ta seg en tur hvis du enda ikke har begynt med julepynten. Jeg ble spesielt forelsket i gavepapiret, hehe.

 

 

 

 

 

Alt dere ser på bildene er fra Nille, bortsett fra Leonardo Da Vinci boken og lyspæren.

 

– N

Fashionable Christmas Table

Last week I was at a Christmas Table (called Julebord in Norwegian) with the Insp Love girls and Why Not AS. The location for the night was an extremely nice villa on Holmenkollen where we got served sushi and wine. The view was btw amazing, we could see all Oslo! We had a great and cozy evening where we all got to know each other better, thanks to Insp-Love and Why Not AS. I am sure we all had a blast. I prefer to show you the whole night in pictures, rather than writing about the details.
You know what they say: A picture is worth a thousand words!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For all of you who don´t know what Insp Love is:

Insp Love is being held by the company called Insp Fashion. Insp Love is a meeting place where bloggers and fashion brands get to know each other, and where the brands can find new brand ambassadors. Insp is also an app that anyone can download on their phone from App Store for free. Insp App is a social network for fashion and beauty bloggers, instagrammers, youtubers, followers and readers. All girls around the world can share their style and outfits on Insp, and if you find a cool outfit that fits your taste, you can easily check where to get the clothes or accessories. At the same time, it’s very easy to create your own account and post photos.

There are many famous bloggers to find on Insp, so they may leave a comment on your outfit, or a little styling tip. You can find my profile under the name Nicole GK. I think this app is wonderful just because girls can inspire and motivate each other stilily. This is GIRL POWER for sure! Finally there is an app where the focus is 100% on the actual outfit and not on everything else.

 

– N

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