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My favorite beauty trends for 2020

14.02.2020
by Ivana
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In collaboration with Douglas. My dears, let’s take a look at the beauty trends for 2020. I am very happy, that this year is all about naturality. I appreciate this trend a lot, especially since we are mostly – thanks to Instagram -surrounded by the opposite all the time. I am someone who likes to […]
Beauties of the Month
07.07.2019
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My lovelies, I'd love to introduce to you my favorite three beauty products right now. Let's start with my two beauty favorites by MAC and best sellers Prep & Prime and Prep & Prime Fix. It's especially in summer necessary to use products that help to prepare our skin for makeup and to fix our foundation. My morning routine looks like this currently. After washing my face with cold or luke-warm water I apply my day cream and wait a little bit before adding a primer. In the meantime I usually brush my hair. By the way use your daily cream frugally and let it be well absorbed by your skin before applying primer, otherwise both consistences will crumble away. This was always my issue with primers in the past, but a lovely MAC makeup artist told me what I was doing wrong. Usually I love to use the Prep & Prime Skin Base Visage Lotion because it's really so so so soft and after applying my makeup, I love to refresh my skin with the Prep & Prime Fix that also fixes my makeup. The great thing about the Prep & Prime Fix is that you can use it as primer as well. This is what I prefer on hot summer days. I just love how it hydrates and refreshes my facial skin and finishes makeup. This water mist is available in lavender, coconut and rose scent. I do prefer the rose scent for now. DSC_0309 DSC_0315._2 Do you already know the facial rose queen jade roller by Rosental Organics? It's an anti-aging product and is perfect for massaging and relaxing your facial skin. It claims to improve the metabolic situation of your skin and that after activating the skin it works as lymph drainage. It de-stresses your facial skin and reduces wrinkles. Furthermore it helps with eye rings and puffy eyes. You should read the instructions well, cause sometimes it's needed to use the roller warm and sometimes cold, depending on your purposes. On hot summer days I love to use the roller after letting it cool down in the fridge for a while. It' so refreshing and you can actually massage the whole body not only your facial skin with the roller. DSC_0311 Have you tried any of my current beauty essentials? What are you beauty favorites right now?
Beauties of the Month
22.04.2019
by Ivana
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It´s been a while since talking about favorite beauty products here on the blog, but since spring and the beautiful sunny weather are so inspiring for pampering ourselves and to try out new things and stuff, here we go. I did not break my resolution to live more frugaly this year, so I was not shopping and did not invest money in new beauty products. Thanks to some monthly subscriptions I do have so many unused and new beauty products that I want to give a go and to introduce to you too. Babor Ampoule Concentrates Lately Babor ampoules are part of my skin routine. Currently I am using two different ones alternately. One is enriched with hyaluron and promises to reduce visibly the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin's surface. The other ampoule claims a radiant glow. Are those working? I can't tell for sure. My daily working-mom life routine does not allow to use them on a regular basis. But on those mornings I do find time to apply an ampoule concentrate under my day cream, I do feel very special. That's why I love these ampoules and this fact make them worth the money. Cell regenerating night cream by Judith William Currently I am using as anti-ageing skin care the cell regenerating night creme by Judith Williams. This cream is enriched with a herbal growth protein, which stimulates the collagen production. As a result it claims a brighter and lifted-looking skin. RITUALS The ritual of Yalda bath bombs The three bath bombs with an intense scent of water melone and pomegranate perform a vibrant violet colour in your bath tube. The goal is to uplift your skin and senses and I can tell that Rituals never breaks its promises. I've never been disappointing by any product, that's why Rituals is one of my favorite beauty brands. naomella_boftm_ingridmillet Ingrid Millet Perle de Caviar Caviaressence Caviaressence is an intense regenerative anti-ageing treatment that is great for all skin types. A high concentrate of caviar allows the serum to absorb rapidly into the upper layers of the epidermis. Apply it in the morning and in the evening, especially on the wrinkles, for better results. naomella_boftm_alverde alverde lash extension duo-mascara This duo product contains a primer and a mascara. Apply the primer first for a better seperation of lashes and care. The dark black mascara with lactic acid fibers lengthens and voluminizes. A natural cosmetic product for a natural look. naomella_boftmUU Have you ever tried one of these products? What are your current favorite beauty products?  
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The most beautiful summer dresses for 2021

06.07.2021
by Ivana
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My dears, today I would like to introduce you some beautiful summer dresses. You know, I wear almost every day a dress. so it’s really time for a fashion update on summer dress trends. My closet is filled with different models, but somehow beautiful summer dresses are missing. That´s why buying summer dresses is the […]
Black Friday 2020
27.11.2020
by Ivana
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My lovelies, finally, today is Black Friday, the shopping day of the year. So here we go, for many of us it's been such a tough year because of Corona. Many have lost jobs or are working less hours than before. On the other side maybe because of such an uncertain year, many of us who can afford it, need exactly an occassion like Black Friday this year to fullfil one wish or another just to feel a bit happier again. Our souls need some pampering in these crazy times. Of course be aware, that Black Friday should never lead to excessive shopping, but it can be seen as a chance to get yourself what you need for a better price or to fullfil yourself a dream. My fashion dreams may come true this Black Friday thanks to Fashionette. So many beautiful designer shoes for half of their price. Of course I love fashion bags too, but I have forbidden myself to invest in any bags in near future! I just have too many of them already! For Fabienne and Mateo and also for myself I love to shop at H&M, so yes I will definitely place an order or two or three in the next days there. I am also a huge fan of Impressionen, so I know already that it will be hard to resist. And don't forget that the Black Friday is a great opportunity to buy Christmas presents for your lovely ones. You can also buy adventcalender at half of their price last minute. How about you? Are you skipping this year the Black Friday or will you shop? If yes, what's on your shopping list? And I hope that wherever you are, you are safe and able to pamper yourself one way or another.
Fall in love with Fall!
10.10.2020
by Ivana
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Hey my dears, I promised to write soon another blogpost and here we go. I love you Autumn - yes, my absolutely favorite time of the year when it comes to fashion. Some of us may be sad that the summer is over. Sure I'd be too if I'd live in a city with sea and beach, like let's say in Barcelona, but since this is not the case I am so happy about the autumn weather. Financially it's not the best season, simply because stores are overfilled with the cutest fashion items. It is so easy to become a shopaholic around this time of the year. I've spent lots of money already, so let's talk about the fashion must-haves for this fall! One of the favorite things I got myself are black overknees boots. Yes, absolutely every fashionista needs some. Combined with skirts and dresses they warm you on cold days and with leggings they are such a great eyecatcher. If you belong to those women with bigger calves like I do, choose overknees boots with stretch fabric. You may know how much I love pleats. I couldn't be happier that they are still trending and almost everywhere available. I am especially into pleated skirts. Some wonderful ones amd a wide range you will definitely find at Alba Moda. Currently I am obsessed with gradient pleated skirts like this beautiful one. Like past year floral pleated skirts as well as onecolored ones are still trending and worth the investment. I am actually looking for a metallic shimmeric golden pleated skirt. I already have a silver colored one. A faux leather midi-skirt is something you have to have in your wardrobe this fall - one of my favorite fashion trends this season. And of course we all need leather look leggings. Are you one of those who are wearing sunnies no matter the season? This is something I want to try this autumn! I fell in love with this heartshaped YSL sunnies and I am sure they will look awesome combined with a poncho, faux leather leggings and boots. If you love to shop designers, I can warmly recommend you Farfetch. I couldn't be happier that ponchos, capes and animal print are timeless trends. What are your fashion must-haves for this fall?

How to afford Jewels by Chanel, LV, Dior & Co. on a low budget?

09.05.2022
by Ivana
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Dear friends, I would like to introduce to you the Instagram account shopportunityvintage. Anyone who loves vintage designer jewellery will definitely find something special here! As a normal human being, you can’t or don’t want to afford the beautiful but rather overpriced jewellery by Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Dior and Co. That’s where the incredible work […]
nordgreen – the sustainable watch brand
27.12.2020
by Ivana
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In collaboration with nordgreen. Hi my dears, I hope you all had wonderful Christmas days and are enjoying your holidays. Are you already thinking about your New Year‘s resolutions? When it comes to shopping I want to make 2021 the year off less. The last years I already tried to buy less stuff, but the last half year I failed at it I‘d say. Like for many others too it‘s been a stressful and not such a great year and somehow I had the feeling to recompense too often. But new year, new rules. I will make a list what I am going to be allowed to buy and replace. Besides buying less and of course therefor of a better quality it also makes sense to take a look behind the brand and its environmental impact. That‘s why I love to introduce to you the Danish brand nordgreen. nordgreen was established in 2017 and produces watches for men and women with materials of finest standard. The design is minimalistic and elegant. What I really love about nordgreen is that this brand is aware of its social and environmental responsibility and their sustainable vision.
Our vision is to be a sustainable watch brand that changes the way you view a timepiece.
nordgreen has a Giving Back Programe and partners with NGOs worldwide to support urgent global causes. nordgreen contributed to 6,500 months of quality education, 23,200 months of drinkable water, 742,000 sqm of rainforest protection and provided 9,950 meals. This December nordgreen.com donated toys to less fortunate children. This mission is still going on, so make sure if you buy something til the end of the month to use the code TOYS at checkout and nordgreen brings joy to a kid with a new toy. By the way my watch is called the Native with blue dial and rose gold mesh starb. I just Fell in love with the blue dial and I love rose gold the most. Quality over quantity. Hopefully we all will rethink with time and invest in great quality pieces and think more about what our shopping habits cause to the environment.
The most beautiful Touchscreen Gloves
21.12.2019
by Ivana
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In collaboration with Handyhuellen.de. My dears, it´s Christmas time, the most amazing period of the year. As much as I love this time, there is one bad thing about it. We tend to overspend our hard earned money, cause we are surrounded by too cute stuff around Christmas and great offers and sales. Social Media makes it even easier to spend money. I have to confess that also I love to spend a lot of money in December. First of all I love Christmas and I love to pamper my lovely ones. Nevertheless I try to stay focused and to keep applying low shopping at least when it comes to my own wardrobe. Something that was missing in my closet were touchscreen gloves. I love winter in Europe, especially when it is snowing, but I hate the coldness. handyhüllen.de Touchscreen gloves We are all kind of addicted to our mobile phones, why we all should own at least one pair of touchscreen gloves. To me it‘s important that such gloves are not only touchscreen-sensitive, but are also keeping the hands warm and are fashionable. Such perfect touchscreen leather gloves in different colors and styles you‘ll find online at Handyhuellen.de. I fell in love with a leopard print pair, a black pair and some pretty burgundy gloves, which I can easily combine with a black, checked or animal print coat. In my opinion touchscreen gloves are also always a great gift idea or investment for yourself, especially since they are fulfilling two relevant categories. They are practical and stylish. In general are gifts for our mobile phones, tablets etc. like iPhone X cases, other iPhone cases and mobile phone accessories always a great idea. touchsceen gloves at handyhuellen.de So I got for my Apple Macbook Air a case in marble style and a suitable bag for it. Do you have touchscreen gloves? How do you like the ones I got myself?