Dienstag, 24. September 2013

The Grunge Look

Hey there :)

Today, I felt like putting on a darker make up, which wasn´t too dark for a normal day. I wanted to try the grunge look for a while now and a just gave it a go today.

- UDPP (all over the lid)
- Cosline Eyeliner "Aubergine" (blended around the lashes and waterline)
- Alverde "chocolate" (whole lid + blended in the crease + underneath the eye)
- Sleek "Storm" aubergine (centre of the lid on top of Alverde "chocolate" + underneath the eye)
- Rival de Loop "white coffee" (under eyebrow)
- Maxfactor False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara

On the cheeks I am wearing a Sleek blush in "Suede" and on the lips Revlon lip butter in "Raspberry Pie".

I am really in love with this look. I like the aubergine on the lid, but it´s still very settle and not too bright. How do you like the grunge look? What do you think of the make up?

Lots of love

Donnerstag, 12. September 2013

NOTD: Million Dollar Baby lost in mud

Hey there :)

As it is getting cold and rainy now, I´m wearing all those taupe, burgundy and brown colours on my nails again. Today, I went for Catrice "Lost in mud", but as I found it a bit too boring, I added Catrice "Million Dollar Baby" Topcoat as an ombre effect to my nails.

I am absolutely in love with this easy and quick, but still effectful design. How do you like it? What are your favourites in autumn?

Lots of Love

Freitag, 6. September 2013

Germany Haul

Hey there :)

I know it´s been a long time since I´ve been around, but now I´m settled in my new home and job and feel good enough to blog again.
As you may know, I have been to Germany in August and, of course, I did some shopping. To be honest, I didn´t buy too much as I had to bring back lots anyway.

So here we go!


Manhattan Yeah&Yang LE "cherry blossom" (left) - a really nice, pinky coral, very simple but still elegant
Manhattan Super Nails "Superb Sparkle" LE (right) - a black nail polish with lots of purple glitter in it, I can´t wait to wear it!


Catrice "Mermaid my day" (left) - a blue with silver, metallic shimmer
Catrice "Miami pINK" (right) - a sheer pink with lots of pink shimmer

Essie "bordeaux" - a proper bordeaux, which is unfortunately a nightmare to apply as it gets very stripy and uneven


very left: Manhattan Eyeshadow Cream "Ballroom Babe" (LE) - caramel, light brown with metallic shimmer

all P2 from left to right:
"Powerfull Asia" - light purple with glitter, easy to blend
"Petrol" - a deep blue with hints of green
"Brown" - a rich chocolate brown 



left: Clarins Eclat Minute "05": Oh, I love them so much and when I saw them at the duty free section at the airport, I couldn´t resist! This is a light coral and it smells as delicious as the other ones. I´m a sucker for these babes.

right: Essence "wear berries!" - a berry purple, which is just perfect for the autumn

This was my little Germany haul. Do you know any of these brand? Would you like to see more about certain prducts and/or brands?

Lots of love

Mittwoch, 28. August 2013

I´m back! + 50 Facts about me

Hey there :)

It´s been a long time since my last post. I´ve been on a two-week holiday in Germany and straight afterwards, I moved. Now, everything is sorted, all boxes emptied and next week I´ll start my new job. So finally, I have time to blog again! Yeah! To start a bit easy, I wanted to tell you 50 facts about me today.

1. I´m 19 years old.
2. I was born in Germany and lived there til I turned 18.
3. Then I moved to England.
4. Where I started working as an au pair.
5. I had to change my hostfamily, cos they didn´t treat me the way they should have done.
6. Next week my 2nd year as an au pair starts with a new family.
7. I will be looking after 6 children.
8. And 2 cats.
9. My boyfriend is English and we have been together for 9 months now.
10. I´m driving a green VW Golf 1.6
11. I´m terribly scared of spiders.
12. If they are to close to me, I start crying.
13. German cheesecake is the best cake in the world!
14. Without a coffee in the morning, I´m useless.
15. I have 96 nail varnishes,
16. 48 lipsticks,
17. and 17 lipglosse.
18. I hate lipgloss.
19. I´m a sucker for Mac lipsticks.
20. For Christmas I´m going home to Germany and my bf comes with me.
21. I´m rubbish at nail designs, but I´m practising :)
22. One day, I want to go to NYC
23.  I´m doing a Event Planning and  Managment Level 2 course
24. I want to work in a hotel.
25. I have a brother.

26. I can speak German, English, Latin and French. I´m also studying Italian at the moment.
27. I hate Lady Gaga, but I love her perfume.
28. I´m a H&M girl.
29. Most of the time I wear dresses and skirts.
30. I have a box in which I put little notes with good moments of the year. Each New Years Eve I open the box and read all the notes.
31. Despicable Me 2 is so good :)
32. I LOVE Harry Potter.
33. One Republic is my favourite band.
34. I don´t like mushromms or raisins.
35. I´m allergic to plasters, strawberries and kiwi.
36. I still it both.
37. I hardly ever drink alcohol.
38. My spin discs already broke 3 times.
39. So I´m not allowed to do any sports.
40. Cos of that I gained 10kg.
41. Which made me feel so insecure that I started getting addicted to make up, cos make up always fits, no matter what size you are.
42. I used to bite my nails.
43. I have 3 tattoos.
44. and 1 piercing.
45.  Tattoo no. 4 is already planned.
46. "A Walk to Remember" and "The Notebook" are the only films that made me cry.
47. I always have bruises and cuts.
48.Cos I´m incredibly clumsy.
49. I´m 1,83m.
50. This was so much harder then I first thought...

So that were 50 facts about me :)

Lots of Love

Montag, 5. August 2013

July Haul

Hey there :)

As I have been a really good girl, well kind of really good, I haven´t purchased very much make up this month, I was more looking for clothes and shoes. However, I´d like to show you the items I bought in July.

MUA Eyebrow Pencil "blonde": I´ve featured it in my last empties post and repurchased it as soon as it was empty. It is easy to apply, matches my eyebrow colour very well and is really cheap. I love it!

Collection 2000 Concealer: I´ve heard so much about this concealer! I always tried to stay strong, but when the last Boots offer (3 for 2) was on, I just couldn´t resist and I´m happy I bought it, as it has a really good coverage and stays in place the whole day. It is also really inexpensive. A very good concealer!

Essie "Naughty Nautical": I love Essie nail polishes and this colour caught my eye. Usually, I wear a nail polish again every couple of weeks, as I just got too many, but this one I´ve been wearing constantly on either my fingers or toes. I´m just so in love!

Maybelline Colour Tattoo "Pink Gold": I had my eye on this for ages now, but I was always too scared, that it would look too similar to Chanel "Emerveille", but after I compared them in the shop, they don´t. So I bought it and I´m so happy about it. It has a nice texture, applies really easily and stays the whole day.

Mac "Sizzlin Diva": I went to Portsmouth with my friend and found a make up outlet with old Mac LEs, so obviously, I had to take a look. I´ve been really good, as I just bought this single item. I always wanted to try a creme eyeshadow by Mac and I really liked the colour as it can be build up to a darker bronze. I´m really excited to play with it a bit.

Mac Mineralized Blush "Simmer": My first mineralized product by Mac and I really like it. The colour is amazing, the texture really soft and the pigmentation just stunning. Really have to get more of these.

left to right: Maybelline, Mac eyeshadow, Mac blush

What did you pick up in July? Do you love the Mac mineralized products as much as I do?

Lots of love

Freitag, 2. August 2013

Empties #2

Hey there :)

I can´t believe it! July is over! And in August, a lot will be happening in my life, I´m going home to Germany for a 2-week holiday, I move and I start a new job. I´m so excited! And what else does it mean? Yes, it´s time for a new Empties post. This month I tried to use up some make up products, I´ve been having for ages and it worked.

Shave Gel Sainsbury´s: I´m always using this one, it´s my go-to shaving gel and I don´t know how often I already repuchased it. It only has a light scent and moisturizes my legs while shaving and it´s really inexpensive. Repurchased

Batiste Dry Shampoo: My 7th bottle, I still love it and I already talked about this one in my last Empties post. Repurchased

Simple Facial Toner: I don´t really have big problems with my skin, so I don´t need a toner that helps with pimples and spots. I simply use it to refresh my skin in the morning and to take of the last bits of make up after my cleanser. It is 100% alcohol free and I´m always using it. Repurchased

Boots Cleansing Wipes: I´ve been using them for the last year now and it is perfect for removing the first bits of make up. Repurchased

Mandara Spa Bodybutter: It was a present and I didn´t like the smell of cream, cos that is how this one smells. It moistened my skin quite well, but I just don´t like the scent. 

Essence Better than Gel nails Topcoat: A clear topcoat, which I have already repurchased 4 times. Unfortunately, they changed the formula, so I don´t really know if I will repurchase it again or not. 

Essence "like a day in candy shop" perfume: My brother gave it to me and I always had it with me when I went away on the weekends. It is a nice soft scent, which is not too heavy. Perfect for every day.

Alverde Eyebrowgel: My favourite eyebrowgel as it is transparent and lasts the whole day. I´ve been using it for 2 years already and just repurchased my 5th package of it. 

MUA Eyebrow pencil "blonde": The exact colour of my eyebrows, lasts the whole day, easy to apply and very cheap. What else to say?! Repurchased

NYX Eyebrow pencil "taupe": This was the one I used before I found the MUA one and I loved it, but  unfortunately, it is a tiny bit too dark for me.

Urban Decay Primer Potion: I bought this one over a year ago and loved it, but I have other primers, which are as good as this one and way cheaper. Top, but I won´t repurchase it.

What have you used up recentely? 

Lots of love

Montag, 29. Juli 2013

Products worth the hype

Hey there :)

After I told you which products are not worth the hype, I´d like to show you now which products, I think, are definitely worth the hype.

Clarins Lip Perfector shade 01: I don´t really like lipgloss and I resisted the hype, but then I saw my favourite youtube girl using it and I just had to buy it. It doesn´t really give much of a colour, but it makes the lips look so lush and moisturized. If I wore a lipstick that mad my lips a bit dry, I just use this one the day after and my lips are all nice again. The scent is also really nice, quite sweet, but nice. Definitely worth the money!

Revlon Lip Butter "Sorbet": Oh, I´m a sucker for the Revlon lip butters. They give this nice tint and shine to the lips and the colour range is simply gorgeous. I have 3 shades and I´d love to get more, but I just have enough lipsticks.

Rimmel Apocalips "Stellar": I already wrote a review about them. Click here.

Maxfactor False Lash Effect Mascara: Everyone talked about this mascara. It is well known that Maxfactor mascaras are really good, but this one especially. It gives so much volume, without making all my lashes stick together. This is the waterproof version and it stays on for ages. It is quite difficult to remove it and can be quite annoying if you just want to go to bed, but the effect is worth it. Next time, I´ll probably try the version which isn´t waterproof.

Collection Concealer "Fair": I have seen it on so many blogs and in so many youtube videos, I stopped counting. Everyone just seems to love it and I have to admit, since I have it, I love it, too. It has a high coverage, lasts the whole day and is cheap.

Essie "Mint Candy Apple": The perfect mint! It is one of Essies bestsellers and I can understand why. It needs two layers for an even finish and lasts up to 5 days. I don´t know how often I´ve been wearing it since I´ve got it, but my other nail polishes must feel really left out.

What are your worth the hype products? Do you love these products as much as I do? Or did you resist the hype?

Lots of love

Freitag, 26. Juli 2013

Products not worth the hype

Hey there :)

We all know it, we all hate it and we all can´t stand it. I am talking about THE HYPE. I have to admit as soon as there is a huge hype about something, I have to buy it. There are just a few things I can stand. Anyway, lots of products are hyped, but not all are as good as they are said to be. So, today I´d like to show you 4 products, that are not worth the hype. But before I show you these, I´d like to say one thing: I do like all of these products and use all of them, I just don´t think that they deserve to be talked about so much or worth the amount of money. So lets get started!

MUA "Heaven&Earth" Palette: Oh dear, yes I have 190952 browns and yes, I still had to buy it. The quality is good, nice pigmentation and longlasting, but all of these browns are so usual and no "wow I have never seen this before" colour . Of course, it is cheap, but as it is so usual, it is not worth buying it. It would definitely be worth purchasing if you are a beginner and don´t own much, but people with lots of make up just don´t need it.

Lancome Rouge in Love "340B": I can still remember how, about a year ago, every German blogger was talking about this lipstick and as I am a sucker for lipsticks, I just had to get it. I stayed strong for a couple of weeks, but in the end I gave in. It is a perfect colour for spring and summer, but the price! About 20-22pounds for this little darling. The quality itself is alright, but not much better than a Rimmel lipstick and that is what makes this product not worth the hype. Too expensive for the quality.

Urban Decay Primer Potion: Everyone has it and everyone loves it, including me. This package lastet me about 2 years (while I was using other primers as well) and I really love it. The eyeshadows get brighter and stay on and on and on. Why it is not worth the hype? Because there are other brands which make primers as good as this one but way cheaper and with a better packaging. This packaging is just rubbish. You can´t get everything out and that for 16 pounds? No thank you!

Benefit "Benetint": I have never seen a product that was as hyped as this one. A tint for cheeks and lips. Quite hard to work with, uneven on the lips and stinking like hell. On the cheeks it gives a nice, even and rosy colour, but it doesn´t look special enough to be hyped that much, nor is it easy to work with. Nice idea, but it just doesn´t work for me.

What are your products that are just not worth the hype? Do you agree with mine or are there any which you love in this posts?

Lots of love

Dienstag, 23. Juli 2013

Top 5: LE products

Hey there :)

Yes, it´s Tuesday again, so time for another Top 5 Tuesday. Today it is all about my favourite limited edition products. I hope you don´t mind as they are not available anymore. Maybe you can find them on ebay or some other website.

Essie "Pennytalk": The first one is Essie "Pennytalk". I have never seen such a colour or similar to this with any brand. When it came out, there was such a run on this nail varnish that I was quite lucky that I got it. I still love it after a year now. You only need one layer and it gives a really even finish.

Mac "Flatter Me": With this one it´s not just the beautiful print on it, the cute packaging and the really nice colour, it gives a beautiful peachy glow to the cheeks, but also the place where I bought it. I bought it on the airport with my boyfriend on the way to our first holiday together. That´s why it is so special to me.

Sleek "Mirrored Pink": Sleek blushes are amazing, we don´t have to talk about that. They always come up with such amazing shades. As always the pigmentation is really good and the shimmer is literally like a mirror. I´m in love!

Catrice "Artfully Lustrous": This eyeshadow is so well pigmented and so soft that it is so easy to apply. It look especially good as a highlight or for a light make up. I have used quite a lot and I´m already scared to hit the pan.

Alverde "shimmery gold": The colour of this eyeliner is simply amazing. It´s not a pure gold, but more of an old gold with a hint of olive. The eyeliner is really nice in combination with Mac "Sumptous Olive" or "Woodwinked".

left to right: Alverde "shimmery gold" ; Mac "Flatter Me" ; Sleek "Mirrored Pink" ; Catrice "Artfully Lustrous"

What are your favourite limited edition products? Are you a le hunter or do you not care about les? What Top 5 would you like to see in the future?

Lots of love

Sonntag, 21. Juli 2013

Fashion Haul or my fashion addicted friend wanted to shop

Hey there,

as you may know, my friend from Germany was here in England to visit me last week. She is an absolute fashion addict and, of course, wanted to do lots of shopping. So I showed here all those nice shop which are not available in Germany. Obviously, I found some nice things as well. We went to London, Portsmouth and some secondhand shops in the town I live. It is so good to live between those two cities. Perfect for shopping!

Forever 21 - ring - £1.99

Claires Outlet - necklaces - each £2

Peacock - aztec print dress - £14
Oasis - green and creme dress - £25

both secondhand shop
left: sheer blouse - £4.50
right: sheer top - £1.25

Primark - jeans - £10
Peacock - black maxi skirt - £14

As you can see, it was a quite summery haul. Maybe because we had around 27 degrees the whole week over.

How do you like the things? What are your favourite shops in England?

Lots of love

Freitag, 19. Juli 2013

Passion on my nails

Hey there :)

Today I´d like to show you a quick NOTD. I´m wearing P2 "Passion", which is a beautiful coral/pink shade. I´ve been wearing it so often in the last couple of weeks as it is perfect for summer. The quality of P2 nail varnishes is amazing. They are very longlasting and you just need 1-2 layers.

How do you like P2 nail polishes? Do you like the colour? What are your favourites in summer?

Lots of love

Dienstag, 16. Juli 2013

Top 5: Accessoires

Hey there :)

As you may know, my last week was really busy. My friend from Germany came over to visit me for a week and we did lots of fun stuff. So yesterday, I had to get some sleep after she left. Now I´m back and it´s already Tuesday again. That means Top 5 Tuesday! Today it´s all about accessoires.

DKNY Watch: I bought this watch last year when I went to Paris. A good watch had been on my wish list for ages and I don´t regret buying it at all. It was quite expensive (~130pounds) but I wear it nearly every day. Sometimes I wear gold jewellery and sometimes silver jewellery, so I decided to buy a brown one as it goes with both.

Primark Ring: I´m obsessed with big rings and this is my favourite. As I have a lot of blue/turquoise coloured clothes, it goes with lots and this is probably why I love it so much.

No Name Bracelettes: Bought in Venice, nearly two years ago now (oh my god! how time runs!), I´m wearing them pretty often. They just remind me so much of the fun I had when I went to Italy.

Sferza Necklace: Oh dear, what a drama! First I didn´t want it and then, on the last day of my holiday in Spain, I was desperate to get it. So we had to run to the shop and, luckily, I got the last one. Again, the colour goes with lots of my clothes.

No Name Necklace: I received this necklace for last Christmas. My best friend gave it to me and said: "When you filled this with rain, you can give up on your dream of living in England and come back home." It has no bottom :) This was so cute!

What are your favourite accessoires? Do you have any suggestions for the next Top 5 Tuesdays?

Lots of love xx

Samstag, 13. Juli 2013

Colours of the Rainbow Tag

Hey there,

you have probably seen this tag so often by now, that you don´t even want to read this. But I really like to see all these products for a specific colour. Sometimes I wouldn´t even think of the products that some blogger feature in their posts. So today, I´d like to show you my version and products. Let´s get started.


Mac "Russian Red": This is most probably my most loved lipstick ever. I love the matte finish and the colour is simply amazing. 


Loreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil: Here in England, the lenght of my hair turned really dry and frizzy. Since I´m using this oil, they are smooth and soft again. Additionally, it protects the hair from heat (blow dryer) and it smells delicious.


Burts Bees Lemon Lime Lip Gloss: This is literally the only "yellow" product I own. I don´t really use it as a lip gloss, as it moisturizes the lips very well, so it is more of a lip balm. There is just one huge problem. It stinks! But I use it every night, before I go to bed, and the next morning my lips are really smooth.


Mac "Humid": A really nice green, which is beautiful on the lid or in the crease. Unfortunately, I´m not using it too often. I should really use it more! The quality is good, as usual for Mac.


UDPP "original": Okay, I admit it. I´m cheating on this one. But I have no other product, which is a pure purple.  All the rest of my "purple" products, are more greyish or blue. But the UDPP is a really good base and I will definitely repurchase it if mine is empty.


OPI "Unfor-greta-bly blue": Such a stunning blue! I love it. I don´t really like blue on my nails, but this one is absolutely beautiful. I can´t stop wearing it. Two layers are enough and it lasts for up to 6 days on my nails. And the name is awesome, too.


Topshop Cream Blush "Flush": Actually, it is a bit brighter than it is on the picture. I already featured it in my Top 5 Blushes post. It is just so easy to work with and gives such a nice colour to the cheeks.


Sleek Palette "Sparkle 2": Oh dear, I´m not really a sucker for multicoloured things and most of the time they just don´t attract me, as I wouldn´t use half of the colours. This is the only multicoloured item I have and yes, it consists of 7 dark colours and 4 light ones. Can you actually call this multicoloured?

So these were my products. What would you choose for the colours? Can I call this palette multicoloured?

Lots of love