April 18, 2014

What I love right now - No. 1/2014

While I am spending my Easter holidays on the couch with a hot tea and some cookies, I wanted to share some current favourites that have caught my eye recently.

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Those cherry blossoms are to die for!

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Pink sunsets!

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Those baked tortilla wraps with chili and cheese tomatoes were amazing!

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Homemade Finnish cinnamon rolls, vanilla sauce and cranberries

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My little scooter is getting a new engine! Lovely Mr.B is working very hard to make it ready for Spring!

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Easter decorations at home - I love pastels during Spring and have found these fun glass ornaments and the place mats in a lovely mint green. 

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Happy Easter! Enjoy your holidays!

April 17, 2014

Cherry Blossom

Since I moved into my grandmother's old apartment, I am waiting for this moment every year. The time when our flowering cherry is in full bloom. I love the pink blossoms and it's a perfect background for an outfit post.

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I added my new H&M dress that I got during the sale and wore some mint and rosé accessories and felt perfectly dressed for a day at work and an afternoon with Mr.B!

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What I wore

Tunika: H&M (similar on sale)

Shoes: Deichmann
Cardigan: Seppälä
Scarf: Claire's
Watch (Uhr): Bijou Brigitte
Bracelet: won at a giveaway
Necklace: C&A
Nail Polish: Catrice

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Those shoes are awesome in combination with all my blue jeans. Great combo!

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Wish you all a happy Easter. Enjoy the time with your families!

April 16, 2014

Beauty Top 3 - Favourite Spring Blushes

I am a big fan of decorating cosmetics and during the last years my blush collection has been growing these past days. I frequently change up the colors and started using different textures. Now during the Spring months, my color favourites have changed up a bit and I would love to share them with you. 


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I also take part in another round of Top 3 over at I need sunshine with this post. Here are my 3 favourites, which are also all currently available in the drup stores. They all belong to LEs and hopefully you can still grab one for yourself. 

Blogparade Meine Top 3 Frühlingsblushes

3rd place

This lovely blush from the Catch the Glow LE is a very nice golden peach color. "Beach Beauty 01" is very similar to my rose gold Sleek blush, but it is a more subtle color with less golden shimmer. I could see this used as a highlighter as well during the summer months!

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2nd place

The look of "Sweety 01" was too cute and I just couldn't resist this blush-bronzer-highlighter combination. It's part of the first LE by the restyled Rival de Loop Young collection and was part of the Cupcake Collection LE.  The colors work well on their own, but I normally use it all together. The blush is a nice, rich pink and the bronzer stripe gives enough color to sunkissed. The highlighter brings a little rosy shimmer. One swipe with the brush is enough for each cheek. I recommend to check the coloring of the brush first to avoid a stripe look on the cheeks. Best part of the deal - a brush and mirrow are hidden in the bottom layer. Perfect for travelling!

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1st place

My absolute favourite hasn't left my cheeks since I got it a couple of days ago. I love these blush pearls. The "iRosedescent" pearls are part of the Haute Future LE by Catrice and it contains rosé and light pink pearls that give the cheeks a wonderful rosé look. Very fresh and perfect for Spring. The pearls first looked very dense and I was afraid that they wouldn't dispense enough color. I used the advice from the packaging and took my Art Deco blush brush. It worked fine, but I would recommend a dense brush. Later I changed things up and now use a very dense blush and powder kabuki. Both colors were layered and I first had to mix them up to get a nice color combination. Now the pearls give the same amount of pink and pearl color. The dense brush might be a bit harsh on the pearls as the first ones start to crack, but that doesn't change the color, which I love. I like the texture of the pearls and now would like to try the Guerlain pearls as well!

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Do you have any favourites for Spring! Let me know in the comments. Would love to try your recommendations! BTW: The lighting was really bad, but I hope you can see something on the bottom picture. The swatches: 

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Left: "Sweety" - Pink, Bronzer & Highlighter
Top right: "Beach Beauty"
Bottom right: Light and dark Pearls "iRosedescent"

April 14, 2014

Taking a swim ... in an ocean of flowers

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This look was photographed about two weeks ago, but I never got around to posting it. What a shame. Such a lovely look that I wore several times during these past weeks already. I really am glad that I changed this dress and made it into a skirt. Since then I have gotten so much wear out of it! My tip - never give up on a piece of clothing. Sometimes a little work with the scissors is all that is needed to transform it into a favourite in your closet!
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Dieses outfit haben wir schon vor ca. 2 Wochen fotografiert. Aber irgendwie bin ich nie dazu gekommen, es hier zu posten. Was für eine Schande. Ich habe dieses Outfit schon mehrfach in den letzten Wochen getragen und finde es immer wieder schön. Ich bin so froh, dass ich das Kleid in einen Rock verwandelt habe. Seither hatte ich ihn schon so oft an. Mein Tipp - niemals ein Kleidungsstück als verloren ansehen. Vielleicht reichen ein paar Scherenschnitte und es wird ein Lieblingsstück daraus!

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What I wore

Skirt (Rock): Lindex
Watch & Earrings (Uhr & Ohrringe): Bijou Brigitte

Shoes (Schuhe): Deichmann
Cardigan (Strickjacke): Bon Prix
Jacket: Mr & Lady
Scarf: no name
Shirt: Lidl
Necklace (Kette): heirloom
Bracelets: Glitter

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Sitting there I really felt like in the middle of a flower ocean. So beautiful and extraordinary!
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Während ich dort saß, habe ich mich wirklich wie in der Mitte eines Blütenmeeres gefühlt. Einfach nur wunderschön!

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April 13, 2014

Current details of our home - Spring edition

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I decided to bring a little Spring into our home and started adding flowers and colors to all our rooms. As we are still renovating our kitchen (post is soon to come), I decided to also change a view things in our bedroom and living room. I added the little blue vases from IKEA to my dressing table and currently switch up the flowers according to my mood.

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And to continue the blue colors, I got a blue/lilac hydrangea this year. Apart from the little vases, these two candle holders (also IKEA) moved in as well. I reworked them into brush holders and got rid of my old glasses where my brushes just disappeared and I had to pull them out by grabbing the hairs. No more destroyed make-up brushes from now on! As I wanted to keep the glass from getting scratches, I asked Mr.B to add some felt coasters that he cut to the size of the holders. 
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Um die blauen Farben weiter zu führen, habe ich dieses Jahr eine blaue Hortensie gekauft. Abgesehen von den kleinen Vasen sind auch noch diese zwei Kerzenhalter eingezogen. Ich habe sie als Pinselhalter umfunktioniert, da meine alten Gläser zu tief waren und ich meine Make up Pinsel immer am Haar herausholen musste. Jetzt gibt es endlich keine kaputten Pinsel mehr! Um meinen Schminktisch nicht zu zerkratzen, haben wir die Unterseite mit Filz beklebt und sie so kratzfest gemacht.

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I am so excited about this orchid. When we adopted it, there were no blossoms and it looked a little pathetic. Now it is a beautiful and big plant with such wonderful blossoms!!
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This little buttercup moved in a couple of weeks ago, but sadly it just recently died on me. I guess it is just not the best lighting etc here. It is a cute flower though, love te look!
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Diese kleine Ranunkel ist vor ein paar Wochen bei uns eingezogen. So eine schöne Blume, leider scheint es ihr bei uns zu heiß und sonnig zu sein. Ich musste sie leider weggeben.

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Breakfast with Mr.B and our wonderful Finnish glass and ceramic ware. The mugs are Moomin Arabia and the egg holders are dupes of the iittala Marimekko glass bowls. The juice glasses are vintage iittala and aren't made anymore. We (aka I) were on the hunt for them for ages! I am just so in love with the nordic designs!
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Frühstück mit Mr.B im Finnland stil. Wir haben unsere Moomintassen, sowie die Eierbecher und Saftgläser rausgeholt und es uns gemütlich gemacht. Die Gläser sind übrigens nicht mehr erhältlich und es hat ewig gedauert, ein paar zu finden.

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Homemade hot chocolate with a cinnamon stick to stir!
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Selbstgemachte heiße Schokolade mit einer Zimtstange zum Umrühren! Sehr lecker und ohne Milch!

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Homemade rhubarb and vanilla sauce is such a big part of my Spring, I am currently making another batch!
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Handgemachter Rhabarber mit Vanille Sauce. Derzeit ständig in unserer Küche am köcheln. 

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Do you have any favourite things that you change up every season?
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Habt ihr auch Dinge, die ihr gern jede Saison abändert?
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