Friday, August 30, 2013

Blue Green Mirrors

Normally I am not the person to follow trends. If I see something I like, I will buy it.

As you all might know, I am a sucker for Ray Ban Aviators. When Ray Ban came out with the bright colored mirrored Aviators I had to try them.

In Australia I found them at several airports, unfortunately in size 58. I always wear 55. They are the perfect size for me. So I started surfing online. When I buy sunglasses I normally buy them at Sunglasses Shop but they only offer the 58m. Luckily Shadestation had the smaller sizes and offered them for a good price as well. Both shops ship super fast and have excellent customer service.

They also come in a red/orange mirrored version, but that one was my least favorite. It looks best on people with brown or blond hair. I found that it clashed a bit with my red hair. The blue mirrored Aviators have brown glasses and the green ones, purple. Both are super comfortable to wear.

Which one do you like more? Green or Blue? Let me know in the comments!

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Rocking Red Lips - KRYOLAN -


Kryolan send me their newest product: the Lip Stain in the color 'Rock'. After applying it it reminded me of the Velvetines from Lime Crime. Ultra matte and super long lasting. A beautiful saturated red that will look good on all skin tones.

The formula is amazing to work with. I can work well with the applicator, but you do need a little patience and a steady hand to begin with.

The Lip Stain is glossy to begin with but it dries matte. Unfortunately the color does come off and leaves a stain as well. Pretty pigmented stuff. Use it with caution ;)

At Magi Mania you can find a review of the Lip Stain, in German.

  • Necklace is from Asos
  • Jacket from River Island
  • Dress from H&M

Red Rock Kisses,


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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Spicy Carrot Soup

One of my absolute favorite recipes, and also from my guests, is my carrot soup. It is always a real, healthy treat. The recipe that I always use can be found on www.chefkoch.de. The only part I mostly skip is adding the celery. I also like to use yoghurt instead of creme fraiche.

What you need:
  • 500 gram carrots
  • 3/4 liter vegetable broth
  • one onion
  • one clove of garlic
  • 2 walnut sized pieces of ginger (I took one piece because my guests didn't like it to be spicy)
  • 1 lemon for the peel (you don't need to grate the whole lemon)
  • 1 spoon of honey
  • 2 to 3 spoons of yoghurt
  • Some butter, oil, pepper and salt
  • Some garnishment of your choice (I like to use tarragon leaves)

How to prepare:
  1. Cut the carrots like shown on the picture. Throw them in the pan with some butter.
  2. Add the onion, garlic and ginger. Let it simmer for about ten minutes.
  3. Once the vegetable broth is cooking, you can throw in the carrots, onion, ginger and garlic.
  4. Then let that simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Open the blender and throw in the carrots with it's friends. Add the grated lemon peal, yoghurt and honey. Some pepper and salt should finish it off and blend away.
Make sure to taste after it's been blended and add more of whatever flavor you like to be more present. Sometimes I add more lemon peal, sometimes more yoghurt or black pepper. Feel free to experiment! Serve and decorate with some tarragon leaves.

Enjoy!

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Fruity Phone

My iPhone has gotten a new outfit. For a long time I had an iPhone purse as a case, but that was becoming a bit dirty and I was longing for a new look. I carried my phone without any case and didn't want to try my luck any longer. When these fall on the floor, they won't survive the fall.

I knew I wanted some fun colors and found these two from iprotect on Amazon.de. Very inexpensive and loads of colors to choose from. The cases are very light weight and fit snugly around the iPhone. For flash photography they aren't that great, but I never use the flash only for a torch and there it has the cool effect that the see through sides are lit as well.

So far I am still keen in the yellow case, the red one will be my color for fall.



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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Dior - Diorama - Lipstick Look

Hi!

One of my favorite summer lipsticks is 'Diorama' 066 from the Rouge Dior lipsticks. It is a coral pink with a frost finish. Dior lipsticks are quite expensive, but this one is worth the money. It lasts really long and is super comfortable to wear. I normally don't like lipsticks with a frost finish, but this one looks so lovely and not old lady like. A fresh color that brightens up my summer days. 

I've kept the eyes neutral and added a bit of MAC's Supercontinental blush which goes perfectly with Diorama. 



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Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Bodensee

The Bodensee is one of my favorite holiday destinations. It is only 90 minutes away from my home. It is perfect for spontaneous vacations. Whenever the weather is good, we'll head over there. This time we made a little round to Uhldingen, Unteruhldingen, Uberlingen, Schloss Salem and the Island Mainau. We did some relaxing and sightseeing. I like the balance between the two. I could never lie at the beach for weeks. Not that much of a tanning person. My oven gets overheated really quick.

We had a wonderful time! Here are some pictures for you to enjoy! If you are ever in Germany during summer, make sure to check out the Bodensee. There are so many beautiful places to visit.

Uhldingen.
Unteruhldingen. Leaving for the Island Mainau.
Beautiful Island Mainau.

The only shoes that fit me...
Giant flower duckies.


My favorite flowers with a little visitor.
Grass/Mountain Skulptures. Kind of creepy.
Can you see Oliver?
Art at Schloss Salem.
Mary Poppins in action.
Back in Unteruhldingen (daytime).
Sundown in Unteruhldingen.

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Monday, August 5, 2013

A Hint of Yellow

Hi Guys!
Here is a sunny look that incorporates yellow in a fun way. Yellow eyeshadow makes blue eyes sparkle and is a perfect summer color. I applied it in the inner corners of my eyes combined with gold and bronze colors. For this make up I used:

  • The inexpensive NYX pigments: Yellow Gold Pearl, Orange Pearl and Oro Pearl
  • Nails: Essense Tribal Summer 02 Inti Inka
  • Lips: Burts Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Rose

Unfortunately the yellow nail polish is extremely difficult to apply. For some reason I have been experiencing this with all the yellow nail polishes in my collection. I needed three coats before it was opaque and it was a bubbly mess at the end.
Do any of you share the same experience as me?

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