Jun 30, 2015

Last weeks outfits of the day - Pant weather

Hi guys

the weather has been really ugly lately so it has been pants weather because although it is summer I don´t want to freeze. Here are some of my last weeks outfits:

# 1

H&M - Jacket
New Yorker - Top
New Yorker - Jeans
Venturini - Pumps
Guess - Shopper

It was a casual monday for me and I did not want to wear a blazer and no ordinary jacket so I decided to go with this on. The material is kinda woven. It is really soft and it has those creme colored separating strips. That makes it special. The color is a little different like from a beige to khaki color so I paired it with dargreen matching shirt and shoes.

Sweater old
Shirt - New Yorker
Pants - H&M
Shoes - Buffallo
Shopper - Guess

This was a really cold and windy day so I decided to go best with my high top sneakers and it was a good decision. The sweater is from a small market in Italy. Can not remeber the name anymore but I like it a lot. It is very versatile and it is matching with the most current trends.

H&M - Shirt
Levis - Jeans
Venturini - Pumps
Mango - Bag

Another cold and rainy day. Had to run some errands after work and I was really happy that I was wearing long sleeves.

This is one of my favorite shirts I own ( and I got a lot). I like the color. It matches with a lot of other colors and it looks very noble and a little shiny. And it has this cute flower application on the left side of the collar.
The jeans are levis I had bought at the outlet mall in Orlando, Florida a few years ago. It still fits perfectly. 
The bag is from the mango online store and has this great and still trendy trapez shape, also got this one in black.

# 4

H&M - Cardigan and pants
Armani Jeans- Shopper
Shirt - old
Shoes - old

This outfit had so many likes on my Instagram account, I almost couldn´t believe it . Maybe it is because of this great and vibrant blue. Or the great 70´s style pattern on the pants. Don´t really know. I also liked it a lot.

That has been my cold rainy and windy pant week. The weather is slowly getting better. Hope summer is coming back soon to wear some of my dresses. They are already waiting to get out of the wardrobe.

Take care and see you soon.

Jun 29, 2015

Hand care products - get your manicure done

Hi guys

today just a quick post about some hand care products I am recently using.

The P2 hand and nail series ultra rich.

That´s the hand peeling. It is with primrose oil and bamboo particles to scrub off the old skin particles and make your skin new and soft. The smell is absolutely amazing.

After the hand peeling you should use the ultra rich hand cream to give your hand the hydrating they need after the peeling. Same ingridients. Incredible smell.

Here is another one. The ultra intense hand mask. If you have enough time you can use this one instead of the hand cream after the peeling or just as a hand mask for in between.

Last but not least - the apricot cuticle cream. I always use this one after I got some fresh paint on my nails. The nail polish remover always make my cuticles so dry. I dont´know why because I always have a mild one.

Also using it the most time before I go to bed. Great smell and the effect is also great. Works good for me.

So get yourself a manicure for summer time to have well maintained nails.

Next time I show you some feet care products, keep looking forward.

Take care. See you.

Jun 28, 2015

Current Make-Up picks - Essence, Manhattan

Hi Guys 

today I am telling you a little about my current make-up picks. Just picked them up a few days ago so they should be still in stock.

the gel nail polish in vibrant blue and baby pink. Both ultimate summer colors.

Normally I don´t buy eyeshadow palttes, because I have so many eyeshadows from the coastal scentss 88 palettes. But the colors were so cute and I really liked them so they got into the shopping cart. 

Manhattan has great eyeshadows, virbrant colors, long lasting and high pigmented aaaannnnndddd not expensive at all.

This is the quattro eyemazing eyeshadow palette

The last two things I purchased are two lipliners from essence. Earlier I hadn´t bought them because I never used lipliners for such light colors . But now I use the lipliners as main lip product. They have such a longlasting effect and they stay really matt. Or you can wear the light colors under a gloss to get a brighter effect.

Jun 27, 2015

Book presentation : Lauren Conrad - Style

Hi guys

today I have a book presentation for you. It is Style - by Lauren Conrad. She has also got a second book called Beauty - by Lauren Conrad, but I purchased this one first.

It is informative. It tells about daily style solutions and the importance of good basics. There are good advices in how to store your clothing and make-up.

It is about to make the best of your ouftits and what to wear to every occassion. About how to apply make-up for different events. And to find out what is best matching for you. 

In my opinion it is a good and informative book. You can learn a lot from her (or the book) if you want to. The advices are good to copy and to read.

Jun 26, 2015

Recipe: Refreshing summer water - Lemon and limes

Hi guys

today just a  quick post. A new recipe .... well not a real recipe just a tip for a great refreshing summer drink. 

- you need lemons and limes and water (gas or non-gas) and of course a jar

- cut the lemons and limes into thin slices

- put the lemon and lime slices into the jar 
- put the jar into the fridge and let it there for an hour to cool down and to develop the lemon and lime juice in the water

Et voilá 

Enjoy your refeshing drink.

More recipes in progress....

Take care. See you.

Jun 25, 2015

The Black and white series #7-9

Hi guys 

here is another one for from my Black and white series.

Here we go again.....

B&W S #7

Top - orsay
Belt - H&M
Shoes - H&M
Bag - Bruno Banani
Skirt - J.C. Penny

This is my favorite skirt. I like dots a lot and have many pieces with dots on them. For this outfit I wore a broad belt to set the focus on the waist. The top is a light cotton material. Great for summer. It has a nice black stripe at the collar.
Shoes are great.  They look so delicate and match perfectly for day and night oufits.

B&W S #8

Top - H&M
Skirt - H&M
Belt - H&M
Bag - Bruno Banani
Sandals - H&M

This one is a special summer outfit cause of the print. These are palm leaves. The print is perfectly matching for beach and vacation and summer. I wore it with a black top with lace at the collar and a golden - black chain belt with a cute tassel at the end. My usual and only white bag and favorite sandals at the moment.

B&W S #9

Shirt - from a croatian market
Skirt - H&M
Bag - Bruno Banani
Wedges - Schuhtempel24

Here is the last one for today. You might wear this one during the day but I have worn it for a warm night out. The skirt could also be a little to short for work. The shirt is special: it has a chain and leather strap pattern on the front. Black on the back. And it also has a silver belt which is adjustable for the size you need. As you can see on the third picture it also has a A-symetrical shape and the sleeves are so cute with small little ruffles. A lot of details for just one shirt :) The wedges have such a comfortable cork sole.

The Black and White series is to be continued. Still got a lot of black and white outfits in commen.

Keep reading.

Take care. See you.

Jun 24, 2015

Recipe: Tapas - How to make a tomato paste for your ciabatta

Hi guys

today I have another recipe for you. Since you all know that I hate fresh tomatoes you should know that I absolutely love the dried and pickled ones in olive oil. They taste great for me. I know that is a little strange and I don´t know why I am this way but that´s how it is.

So here we come to the recipe:

That is what you need:

Ciabatta ( you can also take another bread if you like to)
dried tomatoes
some olive oil
herbs (parsley or basil)

-cut the bread in slices

-put the dried tomatoes and some olive oil into your cruhser (not for long, there should stay some pieces of the tomatoes)

-Put the paste on your sliced bread (it tastes awesome when you warm the bread in the oven first) 
-decorate it with some herbs (I used parsley here but you can also take basil)

Et voilá.

Next few recipes are drinks for summer - alcohol and non-alcohol

Take care. See you.

Jun 23, 2015

Bright Pinks - June Favorites

Hi guys

today I just got a quick post for you. It is about my june favorites . I took the color theme in pink - a soo special and pretty color, especially for summer. 

Here we go :

(beginning in the left corner)

the Avon diamond lip gloss
essence lip stick in "blush my lips"
Yves Rocher nailpolish 
Avon gel polish nail polish
aveo deodorant in orchid
a pink beauty bag (clear, so you can see all your suff at once)
herbal essences shampoo and conditioner
scented candle in pommegranate
bobby brown make-up manual

Keep looking forward to the next color theme: might be a radiant blue :)

Take care. See you 

Jun 22, 2015

Coastal Scents - Go Palette Cairo

Hi Guys

here is a quick review about the coastal scents `` Go palette `` - Cairo

It is one of the small palettes Coastal Scents has. Only has twelve colors. The usual palettes have 88 colors or 78

The colors are warm tones of brown from light to dark. 2 light shades for highlighting and three dark - almost black - ones. They are separated in matte and shiny glittery colors. I like Coastal scents eyeshadows a lot. They stay a long time when your wear them and colors get so intense when you apply them with a wet brush.

Here is a closer look on the colors . 
Row one: first two are matte, second two are shiny
Row two: all shiny 
Row three: all matte

Keep looking forward to other reviews from Costal Scents palettes. 

Take care. See you

Jun 21, 2015

Shabby chic - Getting some decoration for my living room

Hi Guys

I started decorating my living room - after I have been thinking a long time about what style I want to take - and now  I  am totally into this shabby chic thing. New furniture which looks like it´s really old. Maybe you can call it vintage look too. Haven´t been so obsessed with any kind of furnishing I have ever had.

The table is big in comparison to my older one but I like it a lot. I also got a matching carpet for underneath but that shouldn´t be the focus of the picture. The surface has a light structure.

The two candlesticks and the bowl are from IKEA. Love it when it comes to decoration stuff. 

The next interieur stuff is standing on top of my TV wall. It isn´t so high so I had enough space to place some great items.

I found the clock at an online shop. Saw it and loved it. Purchasd it immidiately. It has an iron frame in black and the clock itself is painted in a dirty white color. The pained fonts and numbers are partly faded.

Those other candlesticks from the pic are also from IKEA, but they are made of glass. They have different structures from bottom to top. I think they look great especially with different colored candles in them. The boxes on the right are empty, they are only for decoration. That is a nice and cheap way to get a some highlights in your living room. You can buy them in almost every gift store.

The wreath is made of wood and colored with a matte white glaze. The wood fits great into the shabby theme. I am still searching for a nice wooden tray.

The plastic ivy was a must have for me. I don´t know why but flowers and plants don´t grow at my place. They don´t survive a long time, so I gave up und started to buy fake plants. The picture frame and the flowerpot are also IKEA. (my parents on the picture)

More candles - seems like I like candles ;) - 

Keep looking forward for more decoration news in my living room, cause I just started 

Take care. See you.

Jun 20, 2015

Coconut Oil - Almost for everything

Hi Guys

today just a quick and simple post about something really great and for me indispensable.

Coconut Oil

In my opinion it is the most versatile product I have ever seen. You can use it for cooking and backing but that is not the reason why I am using it. First of all I use it for the body as a body oil. It makes the skin so soft and the smell is incredible. It also lasts a long time. And you can use it for your hair after washing it or after blow drying too. Works good for it,  but be careful with the amount you take. It only needs a little or your hair doesn´t look fresh anymore.

At the moment it is a real hype about this coconut oil. It has been sold out for sooooo long. I almost went to every drugstore in my town and finally I found a store which had it. Bought a lot of them because I think it is going to be sold out again very soon.

So that has officially been my pick of the month.

Take care. See you.

Jun 19, 2015

The Black and White Series #4-6

Hi Guys

here is another one for the Black and White Series. Just dresses. Couldn´t even remember that I had so many in black and white.

B & W S #4

Dress H&M
Bag Bruno Banani
Shoes old

I like this dress a lot. It has a special backside with this collar like it is from a grecian toga. A light dress for sommer and the best is it is very versaitile. You can dress it up or down. It works for both : day and nighttime. That has been a daytime outfit.

B & W S #5

Dress bpc by Bonprix
Clutch H&M
Watch Omega Constellation
Shoes old but still awesome

Here is one I had worn on a date. Love the A line style and the pattern and it has little black pearls on the carriers. The small clutch - maybe it is even too small for a clutch - is H&M and  it glitters all over. Shoes are my favorite black ones. They have metall plates and sequins all over the straps. Only wear them on evenings.  The watch is Omeaga, modell constellation with a black dial.

B & W S #6

Dress from my moms closet
Belt H&M
Bag Bruno Banani
Shoes Schuhtempel24

So here is the last ouftit for todays post I am showing you. Had worn this to work this week. Worn this belt to it to set some focus on the waist and to split the dress up a little - hope you know what I mean :) - and wearing my only white bag as usual. The wedges are super high but soooo comfy so soft to walk in. A great pick.

To be continued..............

Take care. See you.

Jun 18, 2015

Brows - the frame of your face

Hi Guys

today a post about a theme I always had some trouble with - my eyebrows. Didn´t care so much about the earlier days - and the earlier days means about seven or eight years ago. But when I met my current BFF she told me that I have even more eyebrows than a wolf. Too much hairs and no shape at all.  And what can I say ? Nothing, cause she was right, totally. So from that point on she took care of my brows and slowly taught me how do it by my own. Wasn´t easy for me. Some time they where too short and the other time they were short but hadn´t got any shape. Was a hard time for me and even harder for her. 

Now it works for me and that is important because eyebrows - and yes it is true - frame your face. You can´t look weird when your eyebrows are perfectly shaped and trimmed.

Plucking your eyebrows can be deceitful. It always depends on how the light comes into the room. Most of the time I forgot some hairs. But not to bad.

Here are some products I currently use.

A brow-kit from essence I just discovered last week.

It is separated in hair colors. For blondes, for brunettes and a middle shades for  everyone. There is also a lighter shade for under your brow to highlight and make the eye look brighter and more opened.

It contains also a little tweezer and an applicator for the brow powder (but that one is like in every kit crap, way to hard)

Also the eyebrow gel from essence, a clear substance for your eyebrows and lashes to keep your brows were they shall stay (also during a storm)

Maybelline Eyebrow Pen is also available for certain types of hair colors. For dark blondes, middle and dark brunettes.
On one side the color as a pencil and on the other a brush to comb the brows first.

I have already mentioned this product in the Avon blog post about my first Avon order.I Like the wax and powder very much and that has been the one I was using most of the time.

Keep on reading for more information on beauty products. Latest Avon purchase is arriving soon.

Take care. See you.