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Christmas gift ideas !!

Christmas gift ideas !!

Christmas is almost here it is crazy – there are only two weeks left of 2017 can you believe it?  This year was a crazy one and I am still trying to reflect on everything that went on, what I am thankful for and what I can do better. I will write a post about it soon. I got all the Christmas presents early this year which is defiantly something that I am going to try and do in the future. This December has been relaxing and stress-free and I have just been enjoying spending time with my family and friends and keeping up with Christmas traditions here and there. For those of you that still have a little way to go – I made a list for you to draw some inspiration from. Soru Bracelet, Available at Hlín Reykdal. Dermacol Make Up Cover, Available at Deisymakeup. YVSL Makeup Pallette, Available at Hagkaup MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick, Available at Hagkaup Blue Lagoon Silica Body Scrub, Available at Blue Lagoon. Wilderness Candle and Room Spray, Available at Snuran. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, Available at Hagkaup. Klong Flower Vase, Available at Winston Living. Pyro Pet Dýri, Available at Hrim Blue Lagoon Hydrating Cream, Available at Blue Lagoon. Jacco Paris Earrings, Available at Stefánsbúð.   Merry Christmas everyone – and thank you for reading my posts and being so supportive. xxx 


Red alert inspo !!

Red alert inspo !!

I don´t know about you but I always associate Christmas with the color RED. I am trying to be a little bit more daring these days and stop myself from wearing my conventional black outfit for work. I found some inspo pictures for you guys on Pinterest. Much love xx


Scandinavian Christmas Crush

Scandinavian Christmas Crush

December is here already and I haven´t  had any time to decorate yet.  I am not much for over doing it when it comes to decorating for Christmas and I like things to be clutter free and low key.  After waking up super early this morning and drooling over pictures on pinterest during my morning coffee, I think I found my inspiration for Christmas this year. I wanted to share the pictures with you in case you might find if useful for your Christmas decoration. Have a lovely day 🙂


Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

Some people can be quite tricky when it comes to giving them presents. They either seem to buy the thing they need almost instantly or dont have any clue what they want.  I often end up giving them something generic and boring. This year I decided to do some detective work and try to find something within a wide price range and would be creative and fun to give. The jacket from 66 north has been on my wishlist since last year – actually I first saw it in red and black but I don´t think they make it in that color anymore. Makeup is always a classy gift and perfect for  a friend. I have been using the lip balm from the blue lagoon forever and there is no turning back I also carry the face mist from collagenvorur.is in my bag at all time – a product that I can highly recommend. The Becca primer and foundation is on my wishlist as well as the sunflower clock from Vitra – one can always dream. Manuka Doctor Eye Oil, Available at Deisymakeup. Blue Lagoon Scented Lava, Available at Blue Lagoon. 66 North Tindur Puffered Jacket, Available at 66North. Nikki Williams Key Ring, Available at Mai. Rifle Paper Co. Diary, Available at Petit.is. Frederik Bagger Glasses, Available at Snúran. Vitra Sunflower Clock, Available at penninn. Aurum Earrings, Available at Aurum.  Becca Back Light Priming Filter, Available at Hagkaup. Bobbi Brown Satin & Caviar Shadow & Long-Wear gel eyeliner pallette, Available at Hagkaup. Atelo Face Mist, Available at collagenvorur.is. Blue Lagoon Lip Balm, Available at Blue Lagoon.  RIVSALT, Available at rvkdesign.is.   Hope this list gives you some inspiration on what to give your loved ones. Have a lovely day 🙂


My Christmas Traditions

My Christmas Traditions

December is here and we are officially allowed to blast Christmas Songs ( although some of us have been listening for awhile now ), decorate our homes and get well into the Christmas spirit. I have made a list of some of my Christmas traditions and events that are happening around Reykjavik this December. The skating rink at Ingólfstorg , opens tomorrow. Its a great way to spend time with friends and family while falling on your ass and laughing like crazy. I always enjoy checking out Christmas markets. There is one on the 2nd of December at the Nordic House, you are bound to find something interesting there. Throughout December, Kex will be hosting a range of Christmas gigs. Free entry and is and a good way to get you into the Christmas mood. One of my favorite events is the lighting of the Christmas tree. The Oslo tree will be lit at Austurvöllur on the 3rd of December at 16.00. The red cross will be selling coffee and hot chocolate and I can promise a sparkling atmosphere. After the lighting of the tree, you can walk over to the rooftop at Petersen Svitan, and check out the Christmas market there – its open until 20.00 Each year I snuggle up on the sofa with buffet ( the dog ) and we watch Nightmare before Christmas, don´t be fooled by the title if you haven’t seen it. It is a beautiful animated fantasy film by Tim Burton. It is a must. Drink Mulled wine – here is the recipe I use: Makes about 12 servings 2 oranges 1 lemon, peel only 5 cloves, plus extra for garnish 5 cardamom pods, bruised 1 cinnamon stick A pinch of freshly grated nutmeg 2 bottles of fruity, unoaked red wine 1. Peel…



5 favourite Christmas films on Netflix

December seems to have flown by so fast, I feel like I nearly missed it. This weekend is going to be all about spending time with family and catching up on some Christmas films to light that holiday spirit on fire. Here are my recommendations   1 White Christmas: Oh who doesn’t love Bing Crosby singing and dancing and bringing the cheer? This best thing about this film is that it suits kids from 1 to 91.     2 Love Actually: Ok this is just one those movies that have become on of the great films of Christmas. With multiple story lines where you feel like you can relate to them all in some way. Just a nice hot coco (or mulled wine) and your are good to go, also the cast is truly incredible, Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson,  Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, the late Alan Rickman and the list goes on and on.     3 Happy Christmas: Is a coming of age dramedy of sorts, featuring Anna Kendrick as the basketcase sister that has to get her life together. Kind of refreshing seeing Kendrick in a role like that as I have somehow put her on a somewhat Disney singing – Pitch perfect – happy go lucky, pedestal.     4 Scrooged: There have been countless adaptions of the Charles Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, but this is by far my favorite. Bill Murray excels at playing the grumpy Ebenezer with his Murray magic and again this one is suitable for the whole family.     5 Die Hard 1,2,3,4, and 5: Yippee ki-yay and Merry Christmas, need I say more? (pssst I hear the Die Hard no. 6 is in the making – it will defiantly make next years Christmas movies to watch – list).    …


Reykjavík Holiday: 4 Things You Cannot Miss

Reykjavík Holiday: 4 Things You Cannot Miss

Christmas is massive in Iceland and with so many events going on, it can be difficult to pick what to venture out into the cold for. Don’t fear though! Here are RFD’s 4 events not to miss this Christmas season. 4. Gumgumclan JólaHó at Prikið Alvia Islandia is bringing her GumGumClan for a JólaHó celebration at Prikið on December 16th. We at RFD love Alvia Islandia. Her newest CD BubbleGumBitch is currently on repeat in the office and we’re still obsessed with her killer style. If that wasn’t good enough, we at RFD are also all about bringing our JólaHó (Christmas-Hoe) side out from under the mistletoe. Hey, it only happens once a year? When else are we supposed to wear red and white fur? So come on December 16th and catch us on the dance floor dressed as sexy Yule Lads. Check out her newest song with KSF here and check out the Facebook event here. PS: Free Hubba Bubba! 😉 Show is at 21:30 on December 16th at Prikið. 3. “Useless” by Alvara Opening  Get ready to get all your gifts in one place! Alvara’s new project “Useless” goes from street fashion to corporate wear and get this: it is made entirely of reindeer byproducts like skin, antlers and fur. Reindeer are not endemic to Iceland but are hunted in order to keep the population down and sustainable for the country so there’s no reason to feel bad about this project at all. Alvara has found a way to use the byproducts in a eco but chic way, presenting a line of both clothing and accessories. This is a collection you definitely don’t want to miss because as we all know, fur is the weapon of any stylish girl in Reykjavík. You’ll definitely see us there! (Maybe buy something else for your vegan…


Monday Inspiration!!

Monday Inspiration!!

–This weekend I was looking through fashion runway pictures to get an idea of what to wear this Christmas!!  I can´t believe how fast the weeks fly by !! Here are a few inspo pictures for those of us who want to go full glam this holiday season!!–



Christmas Calendar Ideas

Its been very popular in the last few years for couples and friends to give each other Christmas Calendars. I have gotten one a few times and I feel like a little kid opening the calendar each day to see what little treats that day had to offer. I wanted to give you guys some inspiration for a DIY Calendar you make for your loved ones. Christmas calendar candle Socks  Lip balm Chocolate  Christmas Cup 6 pack of her/his favorite beer Underwear A coupon for an evening out Movie tickets Hair product Bath Product Candy A homemade CD A love letter Gloves for the car Facial Mask Bottle opener Hand Cream Their favorite snack Christmas ornament on the tree Key Ring Lottery Ticket Christmas Candle Deck of cards Cover Photo: Courtesy of Visit Reykjavik / Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson    


First Christmas Giveaway of the season!! CLOSED!!!

First Christmas Giveaway of the season!! CLOSED!!!

THE GAME IS CLOSED!!! We are definitely feeling the Christmas spirit and we want you guys to feel it too. So in order to do something special for our avid readers we teamed up with Gosh and Tigerlily for some wonderful giveaways. All you have to do is: Add us on Snapchat (@rvkfashion) and leave your comment on facebook. We will pick the winner by the end of this week – GOOD LUCK!! Let´s see what we have in store for you:                                              Catchy eyes mascara gives curve and “cats eye effect” to the lashes. It will also provide delicate separation and definition. The fantastic brush and bulk make the application smooth and the Catchy Eyes Mascara will not clump or flake. Furthermore, there is only need for one or two coats of mascara. After the first layer the lashes will already have the curve effect. 2. Use alone for a radiant even finish or use it for strobing with a few drops where the sun would naturally hit your face, includingthe bridge of the nose, tip of the chin, center of the forehead, cupid’s bow, brow bones, and cheekbones. 3. Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid gently exfoliates built-up layers of dead skin, just like your skin did naturally when you were younger. It also effectively unclogs pores, optimizing skin renewal and clarity for remarkably smoother, perfect-looking skin, smaller pores, a refined texture, and less visible lines and wrinkles. You will see results the first time you use it! 4. Apply blush, bronzer, foundation, and even concealer effortlessly with this multipurpose brush. Clean brush regularly in warm, mild soapy water and dry flat before use. 5. This Gosh strobe kit is…