Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Are we in line??

I saw the new Hourglass eye liner commercial on temptalia and felt like doing a liner look. I modified it a bit. You like??





I'm gonna do something colourful and bright next. :)

Love,
Valerie

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Glossybox Summer Holiday Edition

Hello lovelies,

The new Glossybox arrived last week and it's one gorgeous box!!

Let's take a look, I apologize in advance for the date on the right side. I'm still not totally accustomed to my new camera. *gg*



What an awesome box. I got:

  • Matrix Biolage Hydrasource Shampoo: I love the Biolage shampoos, I currently use the Shine one and I can't wait to use this one.
  • Palmolive Mediterranean Moments: A shower gel with argain oil and a lovely scent. I have no idea how to descibe it, but it smells great.
  • Teez Cosmestics Beautiful Eyes Flat Eye Brush:




It feels soft and from what I can say it's great to pack on shadow on your eyes. The design is great as well.

  • Model Co Bronzing Powder: a bronzer with some golden particles in it.





  • Figs & Rouge Vanilla Pistachio hand cream: I love these small hand creams. I couldn't detect much of a scent, but that's fine with me. It absorbs quickly and has a good size for travelling.
  • Liebeskind key chain: This was the most surprising item. It wasn't mentioned in the booklet that came with the box. A surprise item I guess and it is gorgeous!! The leather feels so soft.




What a gorgeous box. I love it. What do you think?

Love,
Valerie

Sunday, 20 July 2014

A new Canon, the Smashbox snake and my Birthday

Hey guys,

Literally every time I wanted to post something this week something happened, but not tonight!

This week was quite eventful. On Wednesday my husband had his birthday, on Friday was mine and on Thursday was our first wedding anniversary.

My birthday was really lovely. We had a nice lunch with my parents, stopped at Bottelini and then basically walked through the city.

At the moment I'm a bit obsessed with Starbucks. I know it's a sin for someone who's from Vienna with its rich coffee house tradition, but I can't help it. *gg* I just love Starbucks so of course I had to get my free birthday drink which ended up to be a Valencia Orange Refresha:


Since we're still in the process of renovating our new home we stopped at Kare, Interio and Butlers and spontaneously ended up going to the cinema.


I didn't expect anything and found the movie really funny. Did you see it? Zac Efron is so ripped it's weird..

We had some time before the movie started and I got my honey to go to the next MAC (which was at Gerngross) with me. He soon vanished and I walked by the Marionnaud and couldn't believe my eyes. The Smashbox Santigold collection (or whatever its named *g*). I saw pictures of it months ago, loved the palettes, but thought the LE was long gone, but no!

I just had to get one..



In the end, I got myself those goodies as presents to myself.


I love the weird taste of the rose lemonade (got it at Bottelini) and I wanted this Starbucks tumbler for quite a while and of course the gorgeous palette. 


In addition, my husband and I got ourselves a new camera. It was time, I need something better for the blog and after looking at different models and systems we ended up with the Canon Powershot G16 and I love it. Don't know how to get the date out of the photo yet, though.. *gg*



Time flies by so quickly. It's scary, but at least I'm surrounded by loving people. :) Stay tuned for a snake palette look, the new Glossybox content and some more fun posts.

Love,
Valerie

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

"Where's the ocean?" Make Up Look

I saw a lot of photos of our beautiful oceans lately, no surprise it's summer, so something blue was due.





Who misses clear turquoise water too??

Love,
Valerie

Monday, 7 July 2014

Eine Bestandsaufnahme

While my german-speaking followers know this word, the rest of you might wonder what the hell that means.

I love the English language, so much that I'm studying it, but there's no way around the fact that German has much more words to describe stuff.

Bestandsaufnahme basically means inventory or evaluation of a situation.


The last six months were really difficult and it wasn't easy to get back on my feet. But here I am. What I wanna change is my lifestyle. I wanna be healthier and lose weight.

I decided to join Weight Watchers again. It worked well for me the last time and I must admit that it's too difficult for me on my own. I tried and tried, but it never worked. I stopped going, because it's expensive, but now I'll see it as an investment in my health.


I'm gonna try to keep you up to date with my progress. My husband and I will go together to the course.

So, my evaluation for now - I'm too fat and I hate it. I want to change it and I will try my best. For the workout part I will start Blogilates. :)


I hope you join me on my way. :)

Love,
Valerie

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Review: Look by Bipa Detangling Artist

I have a new favorite hair brush!! The Detangling Artist brush from Look by Bipa. I love it.

Let's take a look. I bought the most colourful version:









It has a good size and in comparison to the Tangle Teezer (click for review) it is a bit stronger in its pull without hurting. I love it. And with its 8,99 it's cheaper as well.

If you think about buying it - I would recommend it. :)

Love,
Valerie

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Birthday Wishlist!

My birthday is coming up and I made a wishlist, not necessarily a realistic one, but it's still fun to make one. Here it is:

Michael Kors tote bag in hot pink


Nikon 1 digi cam


Plastic to-go Starbucks cup


piano notes from the musical Elisabeth


It's not too long, but well, a bit expensive. Who knows if or what I will get. When it comes to accessoires I have a love for pink as you might have noticed. *gg*

At my age, birthdays can be a bit tough. I'm definitely closer to 30 than to 20 now and I'm not gonna lie, I hate it. I don't feel that old, luckily people constantly think I'm much younger. :) 

Do you like birthdays? What would you wish for?

Love,
Valerie

Glossybox Stars & Stripes!

I hope you had a great 4th of July!!! What better date than to take a look at the latest Glossybox - the Stars & Stripes Box.





Doesn't look bad, right?


                                                         got2b Hochkaräter styling soufflé


Benefit "they're Real!" mascara


Sumita Beauty eye shadow pencil "champagne"




Nicka K New York eyeshadow primer



Bellapiere Cosmetics lipstick in "Ruby"





I would habe loved to see more "famous" items in this box, you know well-known products, but it's still a great collection of products. 

  • got2b soufflé: I wanted to try this product badly, so I'm truly happy to find it in the box. I haven't tried it so far yet, but if it's good I will share my experience with you.
  • Benefit They're Real mascara: I hardly need to talk about it. You all know this mascara - I reviewed it here. :)
  • Nicka K eyeshadow primer: one always needs a primer, especially when one has oily lids. I didn't try it yet though.
  • Bellapiere lipstick: The lipstick is very creamy and a clean red with a blue undertone. It stained my hand, so be careful.
  • Sumita eyeshadow pencil: I really like this one. It lasted great and this shade is lovely. 
So, all in all, this is a diverse and gorgeous box. :) You can create an entire look with it.

What do you think? Like it?

Love,
Valerie
PR-Sample