November 21, 2014

Christmas - Giftguide for Him

Christmas Giftguide - Him
I really struggle to find gifts for the men in my family. And when I find something I really like it's probably way to expensive. Sometimes you just got to invest.. With this giftguide I want to give you some ideas and not everything is on the pricey side!

If you're wanting to give away a good bottle of whiskey my boyfriend suggests either 'Famous Grouse' (not too pricy and will suit everybody), Balvenie Double Wood 12 Years (not smoky) or Ardbeg 10 Years (really smoky) .
Lots of Love

November 20, 2014

Christmas - Giftguide for Her

giftguide - her

I think it's easiest to find presents for women. Most of the time something beautiful for the home or beauty products for ultimate relaxation will do the thing. But nonetheless here's some inspiration for you!

Lots of Love

November 19, 2014

Christmas - Baking Brownies!

I want to change up the christmas baking game a bit and so I'm not showing you another christmas cookies recipe, but instead an awesome (and easy!) brownie recipe. If you want some christmas flavour, just add a bit of cinnamon to the dough!
2 Eggs
90g Butter
120g Dark Chocolate
225g Sugar
90g Flour
50g Hazelnuts (roughly chopped!)

Preheat the oven on 180°C. Butter your baking pan.
Beat the eggs.
Melt butter and chocolate in the microwave and let it cool.
First mix the eggs, then sugar and flour to the melted butter and chocolate mixture.
Stir everythng quickly.
Intermix the hazelnuts.
Fill the dough into your baking pan and spread it evenly.
Bake for 30 minutes! The surface should be crunchy whilst inside it will still be soft.

Lots of Love

November 18, 2014

Christmas - Book Wishlist

Wishlist - Books
I've heard great things about all of these books and finally I'm putting them all on my wishlist for this year's christmas. I didn't want to get any books last year, because I still had quite the pile of unread ones laying around, but nor I'm ready again for a new load. Especially Lena Dunham's 'Not That Kind Of Girl' and Sophia Amoruso's '#Girlboss' are on my top priority 'to read' list!

Next in this christmas series will be a delicious brownie recipe tomorrow!
Lots of Love

November 17, 2014

Christmas - Personal Wishlist

wishlist christmas

This week I'll be showing you all things christmas over on juliesdreams. There will be a recipe, giftguides and some personal wishlists! Starting off with my personal wishlist including mostly homewear and cosmetics.

Next in this christmas series will be my 'book wishlist' tomorrow!

Lots of Love

November 12, 2014

The Music: Autumn Cozyness

Grab yourselves a hot cup of chocolate, your loved ones and listen to this playlist whilst enjoying autumn weather and the early darkness!

Lots of Love

November 10, 2014

The Current Favourite #6

It's officially autumn and it's freezing cold outside where I live, so it's all about making myself comfortable and feeling luxurious.

I've been totally in love with the Rituals Summer Bliss White Lotus & Bergamot Caring Shower Oil. In addition to using this as shower oil I also love to put 5-10 pumps into my bath. It has an amazing, very relaxing scent and moisturizes your skin beautifully. When I get out of the shower I don't even have to put on moisturizer. Whilst I love to take a bath during the colder months it normally dries out my skin and triggers my eczema, but when I use this oil instead of normal bubble bath it helps wonders with my skin!

To keep my dry patches on my face at bay I've been using the Alverde Wildrose Face Oil for dry skin every night and my skin is loving it. I get really dry and sore skin around my eyes, my nose and my chin and I've started massaging the oil into my face and particularly in these areas (watch out to not get the oil into your eyes though!). After a small cold last week my nose didn't look red or irritated at all thanks to the oil!

Looking healthy, fresh and especially awake has been quite the task over the last few weeks and I haven't gone a day without using my Kiko Eyelashcurlers. Even when I don't use mascara I love to curl my lashes to give myself a bright look in the mornings. 

For a really natural no-makeup makeup I've been using the Alverde Blush in '01 apricot'. It's a lovely tone for my still (a bit) tanned face. Almost like bronzer, but a little more rosy. Love to mix up my autumnal berry makeup! I wish it would come with a mirror though, so I could easily bring it everywhere!

Do you have any favourite products at the moment? And what's your signature autumn look?

Lots of Love

November 7, 2014

The Covet: Aritzia

Althought I'm not able to shop at Aritzia, it's one of my favourite places to browse and find inspiration. If you're located in the US or Canada, you're a lucky one, as the company is located across North America. Maybe that isn't the worst thing, as my student budget wouldn't allow me to buy as much as I would like anyway. But to inspire this is perfect. In their Magazine, they showcase their pieces beautifully and combine everything very unique. Not to begin about their beautiful Instagram and Pinterest...

Do you have any blogs or websites that keep you inspired? Tell me below, I'm always on the hunt for something new!
Lots of Love

November 5, 2014

What's In My Bag

I thought I'd show you the contents of my bag as I haven't done this in a while and have always loved a good 'what's in my bag' post or video. This is just my every day bag, so I don't carry anything too fancy around with me. Just the essentials!

1 leather notepad from Italy and a beautiful handmade pen from Il Papiro
2 my beloved iPhone 5s with this beauty of a mint case from SPIGEN
3 I always carry something sweet or a small snack with me as I tend to get hangry quickly
4 The Body Shop Vitamin E Lip Care SPF 15 will forever be my favourite lipbalm and with the cold weather breaking in it's a true essential 
5 keys with a handy chip to unlock supermarket trolleys
6 my clubmaster rip offs from Italy (love the retro vibe!)
7 small pocket mirror my grandma passed onto me
8 wallet from UrbanOutfitters (still looks great after having it for over a year!)
9 Dainty Doll eyeshadow in 'teach me tiger' which I use as a coral shimmery blush applied with the Ebelin blush brush (broken handle makes it the perfect travel size!)

Do you carry around any essentials? 
Lots of Love

November 3, 2014

The Beauty: Nightstand Essentials

I got a little IKEA planter sitting on my nightstand that house some essentials products I like to have within reach of my bed. 

Norwegian Formula Hand & Nail Creme I apply this every night before bedtime and it leaves my hands (and feet!) feeling calmed and soft. During the day I never really have to use handcream as my hands are so hydrated from the night before. To hydrate my lips I use the Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm. I quite like this for night time, but for me it's not enough moisture to last all day. If I'm feeling really dried out I like to apply the Lavera Organic Cranberry & Argan Oil Regenerating Nightcream quickly before I fall asleep (on top of my normal moisturizer that I've already applied after cleansing). It's not heavy at all and combines beautifully with my Rituals Night Cream to combat any eczema areas.

In the mornings I love to take off my nights face with some Bioderma and apply the Lacura Hydraluron Gel. While this sinks into my skin I get up, wander to the bathroom and apply my moisturizer in front of the mirror.

Weleda Skin Food never leaves my side and I apply this to any dry or soar area. During the day this wanders into my purse and as soon as I get home I put this in place, waiting for me to get into bed at night.
Lots of Love