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Life at BI

Hi lovebugs! I often get questions about what it's like to be studying again, so I thought I'd answer some of your questions in this post. I have to say, I love being a student! My days just feel like they have so much meaning now, even though it sounds kind of corny. I definitely don't regret being a full time blogger for four years, because it has taught me so much, given me great opportunities and been really really fun. But I was so ready for new challenges, and I love that I can combine my studies with blogging. A perfect combination! 

I study Marketing and Leadership at BI Business School, and I'm very happy with my choice of school. All though I study marketing, BI is a business school, so there's a lot of difficult economy classes and classes that has nothing to do with marketing. It has been fun so far, but I hear next semester is going to be b-r-u-t-a-l! Beneath you can find my answers to the questions you guys asked. Now it's time to make my man dinner and enjoy a movie night in. I hope you're having a fun Friday night sweets♥

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Hvordan klarer du å kombinere alt? Jeg går selv på BI, og syns det er en overveldende arbeidsmengde som det er, og jeg har ikke deltidsjobb engang. Stå på! 

- Det har vært vanskelig til tider, men hvis man vil det nok får man det til! De første to månedene etter skolen begynte reiste jeg hver eneste uke, og det var veldig utfordrende. Det har på en måte vært vanskelig å vite hva jeg skal prioritere, i og med at erfaringene jeg får med bloggen kommer veldig godt med i denne utdannelsen. Jeg får muligheten til å jobbe med store firmaer, knytte viktige kontakter og slike ting som kan komme godt med i fremtiden, men samtidig er jo utdannelse kjempeviktig det også. Etter jeg satte reisestopp syns jeg alt er mye mer overkommelig, og jeg får gått i forelesningene og får lest en del på egenhånd selv om mye tid går med til bloggen. Jeg bestemte meg tidlig for å vente med ett av fagene, så jeg tar bare tre fag nå til jul. Det er jeg så glad for! 

Hvor mye koster studiet du går på?

- Ca 60.000kr i året. 

Hva er favorittfaget ditt?

- Markedskommunikasjon er nok favoritten, jeg syns det er så spennende! Spesielt siden jeg har jobbet med mange forskjellige mennesker og firmaer i bransjen syns jeg det er gøy å lære litt mer om hvordan de tenker. 

Hvilket fag liker du minst?

- Det må være makroøkonomi, men det er kun fordi det er det vanskeligste. Jeg syns egentlig det er vedig gøy, og man forstår så mye bedre hvordan alt henger sammen når man lærer seg dette faget. Mestringsfølelsen når man klarer en vanskelig oppgave i makroøkonomien er den beste! Men så er det også veldig mange tilfeller der jeg leser og jobber med kapitlene og deretter ser på tidligere eksamensoppgaver, og ikke har snøring på hva svaret er. Det er så umotiverende! 

Hvordan er det å gå der og være en kjent blogger, får du mange blikk og kommer mange bort til deg? 

- Det går helt fint. I fadderuken var det mange som kom bort, typisk nordmenn å vente til de er full, haha. Det syns jeg jo bare er superhyggelig, og en fin måte å møte nye mennesker på. Det har ikke vært så mye siden, og blikk legger jeg aldri merke til uansett så det vet jeg ikke om det er. Jeg ble så freaket ut da bloggen akkurat hadde begynt å bli stor, og merket at folk stirret og pekte på meg. Da vente jeg meg til å bare blokkere ut blikk fra andre, og det gjør jeg fortsatt i dag. Ellers hadde jeg blitt helt paranoid tror jeg, haha. 

Føler du at du må pynte deg veldig på skolen? Er det klespress, slik som den typiske BI fordommen er? 

- Nei, ikke i det hele tatt! De aller fleste på skolen går med helt vanlige klær. Jeg liker jo å pynte meg litt til hverdags, men er jeg sent ute til skolen slenger jeg på meg en bukse og en genser og løper ut av døren uten å tenke mer over det. Det er et par jeg har lagt merke til som pleier å gå med dress på skolen.. Da fniser jeg litt, men jeg er jo all for hverdagspynting så kjør på!

How did you apply to your school? Did you do some kind of test?

- No, there was no test. As one of my professors told the class; It should be easy to get in to BI, but hard to get out with good results. I guess pretty much anyone can get in there as longs as the are able to pay :) 

Bring The Bling

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Good morning loves! How do you like my new accessories? I'm dying over the necklace, it's so freakin' pretty! It's so nice to have jewelry pieces like this laying around, because they can make a totally boring outfit and a knitted sweater look smashing in an instant! 

I'm still in a sugar coma after last night's trip to the movies with Fride, it's almost like a hangover, hah. Note to self: Go easy on the candy next time. We saw Gone Girl, which was so good! In a bit Julia is coming over, and we'll work on a huge marketing paper we're writing together. I was thinking about doing a post on how I find school by the way, as there's always questions poppin' up about it. So if you have a question about BI, what I'm studying or whatever, leave it as a comment on this post and I'll answer everything later :) 

Have a great day dolls♥

Olympus Pen E-PL7 ♥

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It's time to tell you more about my amazing new camera, Olympus Pen E-PL7. I've had it for about a month, so I've had plenty of time to test it properly. To be honest, I'm just falling more and more in love with this extremely good, handy and not to mention pretty camera! I thought I'd list my top five favorite things about the camera in this post. First up; 

 

  • The picture quality

The picture quality is the most important thing with any camera. The quality of the photos I snap with my Olympus Pen completely blow me away. They look like they've been taken with an SLR camera!! For outfit and detail pictures I use the 45mm lens, which ensures that the object is perfectly in focus, and everything else becomes blurry, just the way I like it. For other pictures I use the standard lens, which fits more into the frame, and gives a very even focus throughout the picture. I definitely use the 45mm lens the most, but I always carry the standard lens in my purse. The attachable flash is also always in my purse, you never know when it might come in handy. Here are some pictures I've snapped with Olympus Pen E-PL7: 

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  • The wifi connection/selftimer

This feature is so incredibly genius!! First of all, you can connect your camera to your phone through the wifi in the camera. Open the app 'OI.Share' on your phone, and you can import your favorite pics right to your phone, and of course, straight to Instagram. This is so handy, as the picture quality of the Olympus Pen and iPhone can't even be compared. But my absolute favorite feature is the seltimer! You can set up your camera somewhere, then choose the selftimer option in the app, and you can actually see yourself through the camera lens, right on your phone screen! It's hard to explain this, and I've ended up having to show it to everyone I've tried to explain it to, hah. But anway, when you're happy with the picture you see on your screen, you just tap the screen and you'll hear a click from the camera, and a picture is taken!

A new feature on this camera is that you can also adjust the camera settings in the app. I usually use manual settings, and I can adjust the exposure, aparture and ISO on my phone. Normally I'll do a test shot, run back to the camera and adjust the settings, then do it several times until I'm happy with the settings. Now I can do all that from my phone! Here are some pictures taken with the selftimer: 

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  • The flip screen

As if this camera wasn't perfect enough for a blogger like me as it is; it also has a flip screen! You can just flip the screen downwards, then you can see yourself while you're snapping a selfie. This is so time-saving, and I'll get away with taking just a few in stead of a whole bunch hoping that one of them turns out OK. 

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  • The filters

Forget about photo editing on your phone or computer, with this camera you can add filters to your photograph before you've even taken the picture! There are several art filters to choose from,  here are some of my favorite filters (none of the pictures have been edited). Oh, and how cute is that couple kissing in the park? 

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  • The design

I don't think I've ever seen a prettier camera, have you?! It looks so girly and retro, and it's the perfect accessory to any outfit. I actually have it on display on my coffee table when I'm not using it because I find it so pretty. The size is also unbeatable. It's so small and light that it actually fits in my pocket! It doesn't get more handy than that..

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As I'm sure you understand, I'm beyond happy with this camera, and I can't recommend it enough. Whether you're a blogger or you're just looking for a camera to take everyday snapshots and vacation pictures with, this is perfect! The EP-L7 is also cheaper than the EP-5 which I've showed you before, so that's a huge plus. I think this camera is just as good as the other, and more expensive, Olympus camera I have. You can read more about the camera here

Army Green

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cathinthecity outfit fall 2014 fashion blog cathrine heienberg

cathinthecity outfit fall 2014 fashion blog cathrine heienberg

cathinthecity outfit fall 2014 fashion blog cathrine heienberg

Coat: Topshop // Jeans: Asos // Boots: River Island // Bag: Chanel

Is there anything prettier than fall colors? I think not! Every single tree looks like a piece of art, and the leaves covering the ground is just magical. Today I matched the fall colors with my army green coat from Topshop, which I've worn a lot lately but it has never made it to the blog. A warm coat in this cold weather is a perfect match!

By the way, did you notice my new header? How do you guys like it? I'm so happy with it, expecially considering the fact that I made it all by myself, hah. I can't wait for the design changes that are coming up to go live, it won't be too long, promise! 

Now I'm gonna get some work done, then my cousin Fride and I are off to the movies later :) I hope you're all having a great day♥

Long-Lasting Makeup Favorites

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Hi pretties! I thought I'd share my absolute favorite new products on the makeup front with you guys. My sweet friend Lene was raving about this new foundation she had tried while we were in Sweden a while back, and I didn't get it myself until last week. I have to say, the Double Wear series from Estée Lauder is freakin ah-mazing!! This foundation has exceptionally well coverage, and the makeup lasts all day. Even those moments when I feel sweaty and I think my skin has become shiny, it's still just as matte as when I first put it on. The concealer is also ridiculously good, that one has actually been a favorite for quite some time. If you want products that give great coverage and last all day - you simply have to try these! 

Other than that, I've spent the evening working on some blog stuff. I made a new header all by myself, which is really not one of my strong-suits, but it had to be done. The one I have now was just supposed to be there for a couple of days, and suddenly it's been there for months. I think the new one I made turned out really cute, hopefully it'll be changed tomorrow. In the near future my blog will also get a cleaner design, which I'm sooo excited for!! I hope you guys will love it. Oh, and I've finally made an 'About me' page as well as a contact page. I hate it when I find new blogs and they don't have any page where I can learn more about who they are, so it was about time that I got one myself too. You can find it in the sidebar to the right -->.

I hope you've all had a great day♥

Cucumber Spaghetti Salad

Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I have to give today's lunch an A+. A Greek salad with cucumber spaghetti was on the menu, and it was sooo good! 

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I've been wanting a tool to make veggies into spaghetti strips for so long, and this week it finally arrived. It's called a Veggie Twister, and you can make spaghetti out of so many vegetables. You just put 6cm of your veggie in the light pink tube, twist the dark pink tube downwards into the light pink one, and the spaghetti strips come right out of the other end. It was so easy and fast, and cucumber has never looked more delicious! 

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You can find the Veggie Twister here, and there's also a video showing how to use it if you didn't quite understand my poor explanation. It's only 299kr, and you can make a different kind of spiralized veggies with it too. Tomorrow I'm gonna try it with squash, boil everything and make a traditional spaghetti dinner with it, I hope it's as yummy as today's meal was! 

cathinthecity food recipe spiral cucumber salad cathrine heienberg

In today's Greek salad I just used the spiralized cucumber, red onion, cherry tomatoes and feta cheese, with lots of olive oil, seasalt and peppermix seasoned over it all. YUMS! 

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I'm so happy I discovered this, as I'm so tired of making the same salad over and over again. And doesn't this look way more yummy than with just regular cucubmer in cubes? I definitely think so!♥

Xmas Party Dresses

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Yesterday when I asked you for wish posts some of you requested a Christmas party dress guide, and of course, your wish is my command! I think it's so much fun making collages, and especially with glamorous and glitzy party dresses like these ones. I mean, how fabulous are these? I would definitely recommend starting looking for party dresses now even though it's a tad early, especially if you want to order one online. How annoying is it when you receive the dress right before the party and it doesn't fit?! 

When choosing a dress, like with everything else, I would recommend to think about which body parts you feel most comfortable showing off. If you don't like to show you arms, go for a long sleeved one and show off your legs in stead. And if you're the opposite, go for a maxi dress or a jump suit like the fabulous ones featured in this post. My absolute favorites are the skirt in number 1, dress number 8, 5, 16 and 17, and all the shoes.

Which piece do you like the best?♥

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