October 28, 2014

Vacation look Vol.I

This is my first outfit post from our trip to Egypt this October. We enjoyed one week of sunshine, the Red Sea and just had some relaxing days. Though I tried to dress up for the evenings, most of my days were spent in my bathing suit, flip flops and wearing tons of sunscreen. This outfit was my look for the first breakfast. I went with simple capri pants and a dotted tank top. As shoulders had to be covered during the meals, I added my kimono from H&M. The look felt a little hot and on the following days, I went with more flowy outfits.

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What I wore

Pant, Shirt & Kimono: H&M
Shoes: Discounter
Necklace: gift
Ring: Barcelona street market
Shades: RayBan
Bag: Primark
Belt: C&A

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October 23, 2014

Beauty - Travel Essentials

When I travel somewhere, I often try to minimize my beauty products down to the essencials. I got a small travel bag for weekend getaways that is filled with small sample-sized products. For a longer trip that often is too little and when travelling with Mr.B, I pack things that he could use as well. Most of these things worked really well during our last trip and I can really recommend them to you. Of course, some of these products are German brands, but I guess you could get an equivalent in any country.

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Face

Sundance Mattierendes Sonnenfluid(DM Drogeriemarkt)

It's a good face fluid and works fine for me and Mr.B. We both like to protect our face with an extra product as we otherwise tend to get break outs when using normal sun screen on our facial skin. We will finish this one, but probably won't buy it again, as I found my holy grail (see bottom picture) and Mr.B likes it as well.

Avène Eau Thermale Thermal Spray (Pharmacy or Amazon)

Thermal water is good for your skin and this water spray is nice and refreshing for the flight, but also during our stay. It gives a fresh feeling for dry skin and also cools you down in the heat.

Sun glasses!

Body

Sundance Sport Sun cream Gel SPF 30 (DM Drogeriemarkt)

Very good sun screen and it is the sporty gel version that gets absorbed by your skin quickly, doesn't leave stains, is waterproof and works also for sports activities. We plan on going snorkeling and don't want to apply sun screen every 5 min. This worked really well during our last trip. Sadly it seems to be discontinued, but we still got 2 tubes for this upcoming trip.

Sun Care Après Lotion (Kaufland Discounter)

We've been searching for a good Après Lotion for ages. Most of them have alcohol as a main incredient and that just hurts when applying it to a sun burn or our sensitive face skin. This version has alcohol in it, but not as much as others. We'll test it out as moisturizing after a day in the sun is essential

Hair 

Tangle Teaser 

This is an every day essential for me, but I definitely need it most during the trip where the water will turn my hair into a tangled mess. I can never brush my hair in a wet state without one of these! I also got a nice small travel size with a cover.

Dove Oil Care Nährpflege Detangling Spray

It is a leave in spray that you put into washed hair. It helps detangling and revitalizes dry hair.

Moroccan Argan Oil (TkMaxx or Amazon)

I use this oil for the ends of my hair. The sun and water strain my hair and I just use this to give the ends some extra moisture. It definitely helps keeping them healthy. I also use it for a while after I return home to continue the treeatment.

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Eucerin mattifying Face Sun Fluid SPF 50+* (Pharmacy or Amazon)

This is something really special. I have been part of a group testing the new facial sun products by Eucerin and have used it throughout the summer, also in China. It has been amazing and worked wonders even with all the sun and heat in China. I got no sun burn, only very little new freckles and it worked really well even as a make up base. See the summary of the test on the Blog MagiMania. BTW, you can also read my comment there under "Einige Kommentare" - The first one about the Fluid 50+! I can't recommend this enough, I will not go without it during the summer ever again.

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*PR Sample

October 21, 2014

Rockin' Autumn

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This is a really contrary look to what I am currently experiencing. Warm summer days in Sahl Hasheesh, Egypt with lots of sun and days spent at the beach. But I guess this is what I'll wear again when I am back at work on Friday. It's one of my favourite Autumn outfits and Mr.B loves the dress, double bonus.

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What I wore

Dress & Leggins: Long Tall Sally
Jacket: Mr & Lady
Cardigan: C&A
Shoes: Deichmann
Scarf: Orsay
Ring: gift
watch: Skagen
Lipstick: Etude House in RD302 (bought in China)

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October 18, 2014

What I love right now - No. 5/2014

While Mr.B and I are on holiday in Egypt, I wanted to share some current favourites with you. Little sniplets from my life, photos that I just needed to share here! What I love right now:

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Trying out blog recipes - this Rafaello dessert is by Since we met!

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Hiking!

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Autumn sunrises!

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Cinnamon and Blueberry filled buns aka Korvapuusti!

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Anything pumpkin - this one was home grown!

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Fresh flowers from my mom's garden

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Of course my all time favourite neigbour!

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Look at him - isn't he adorable!?

October 15, 2014

Beauty - Top 3 Autumn Nails

Time is running this year. It seems like yesterday that I made my way to China and spent most of the summer there working as a teacher. Now it's already October and  in a couple days I am  going to be on my way to Egypt, spending my Autumn holidays there. As I am packing my suitcase, I am using the time to pack away most of my summer clothes that I won't need for the trip and make room in my closet for all my lovely Autumn and Winter pieces. I am actually really getting into the mood for Fall. What better time to show you some of my favourites for the upcoming colder season!
I am once again participating in Diana's Top 3 round up over at I need sunshine, this time on Autumn nails!

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The China Glaze nail polishes have interested me for a long time. I read a lot of great reviews about them and decided to order some. The bright red "Ruby Pumps" is still one of my favourites and the color will also be great for the Christmas season.


Meine Top 3 Herbst Nagellacke 2014


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I still love my mint and turquoise nail polishes. Mint Candy Apple will be on my nails during my time in Egypt, but this beauty here, "Naughty Nautical" by Essie is the one color I am transitioning from Summer to Autumn. Can't let go of those brights just yet.

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My total favourite for Fall is the Essie Nail Polish "Bahama Mama". It has been on my wish list for ages and I finally got around to buying it. Perfect for any occasion and such a lovely burgundy color.
What are your favourite nail polishes for Fall? Share them here or on the round up!
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