Thursday, 17 April 2014

The short story of my blond hair

A little while back I told you that I wanted to try blond hair. I finally got them blond after slowly getting them lighter in steps.



You like??

Nevertheless, after Heaven died I felt the urgent need to change something. Something to make my pain visible and for some reason having blond and light hair didn't feel right anymore.

So I went to the L'oreal salon in Excalibur City and told them I wanted the exact colour of my natural hair. Here's it:




Sorry that I'm not all smiley and made up, well I didn't have that much of a great time lately. At least I got my new contact lenses, so no glasses anymore except for reading.

What do you think? Liked the blond?

Love,
Guinevere

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Heaven

So it happened. The worst that can happen, my cat died. Not too long ago we lost Chloe and now Heaven joined her..

Right now I'm in some sort of shock bubble that conveniently vanishes when I try to sleep and I truly feel how empty our bed is. I always figured we have 15 years with our cats, but out of four only two are left now..

But this is post is about Heaven and how much I love her. Here are some pictures to honor her beauty and memory.




Another loss and another reminder that life can end at any moment and we should be grateful for everything we have. So two of my babies are now in heaven waiting for me. I will see you one day again, I'm sure of it.



Thank you for every second babies. I miss you.

Love,
Guinevere

Thursday, 10 April 2014

I'm breaking

I will take a break from blogging for a bit. The world seems to be breaking apart around me and it feels like I'm gonna break with it at any second.

Not too long ago my uncle died from cancer and a good week ago I found out our other uncle has cancer too. I just came back from the vet and our beloved Heaven appears to have tumors and is on the brink of death.

I don't know how much pain I can't stand anymore.  Depression and pain is drowning me.

I don't know when I'll start blogging again, maybe a week or two, maybe a month.

Love you guys,
Guinevere

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

MAC Playland


MAC released a new LE yesterday called Playland, exclusively sold at Douglas counters. Let's take a look. :)


I love the colourfulness of this LE, nothing boring. It's a LE that embraces fun and brightness. Since I already have a huge amount of colourful make up, I will stay away from this as good as possible, cause otherwise I'll end up buying the whole collection. *gg*

If you are curious about the items, you can see swatches of all the products on Temptalia.

Love,
Guinevere

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Clinique Cheek Pop Blushes Haul

I'm sure I don't have to go in detail when it comes to these blushes - the Cheek Pop blushes from Clinique are quite famous and now two of them are mine!!


Ginger Pop, Peach Pop


Let's take a closer look:

Peach Pop:




Ginger Pop:




I pictured them quite different than they actually are, but they are still really pretty.

Those aren't available at our beauty counters, I only found them thanks to Mirela from coralandmauve who posted on her Instagram page that she found them in the Duty Free area at the Vienna airport.

Luckily, my husband works at the airport fighting off crime and in his break he went there only to write me a little later that he won't buy freaking blushes that are 26,50€ each..

You can imagine my disappointment and even more my surprise when I found them in our kitchen late the same night with a post-it "Happy Easter". So sweet! :-)

I can't wait to use them, swatches will follow.

Love,
Guinevere

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

MAC Proenza Schouler Collection


The infos about this LE are so rare, they are confusing. *gg* So let's keep it short and simple. The fashion brand Proenza Schouler created a LE with MAC and now one can get it online (Austrian online shop, blushes not included) and from the 10th on in the store at Steffl.

The LE's made of some awesome looking items and some even cooler looking packaging.




I sooo wanna buy something, I love fancy packaging, but without ever having seen swatches, I don't wanna buy it online. Furthermore, the lipsticks cost 24€.. I don't wanna know how much the ombre blushes are, the items I think are the coolest.

Whar are your thoughts about it??

Love,
Guinevere

Monday, 24 March 2014

The new Glossybox is here!

The new Glossybox arrived a couple of days ago and it's time to take a look.




When I saw the content I wasn't overly excited. After the last two boxes the bar was raised pretty high.


Let's go through it. A Syoss styling blow-dry spray, a shimmery body lotion by Nougat Limited London, a brow wax pencil from Sumita Beauty, an Avène trial size of their Hydrance light face cream and finally the Lift+ CC cream by Diadermine.


I have tried the body lotion and was happily surprised. The smell is nice and even though I wouldn't have thought it the shimmer is subtle. I don't like shimmering body products, so that was good news. 


The Avène cream is amazing! I wish this would have been a full-size product. It moisturized lovely and felt nice. One only needs a tiny amount as well.


I'm really curious about this one, I haven't had the chance to try it, but I will tomorrow!


I only used it on my hand and it wasn't orange which is a plus, I can't say more for now. 



So, after taking a closer look, this is a solid, good box. The only thing I'm tired of are these hair sprays.. It seems there is one in every box! They should put in some shapmoos and conditioners. Those are products everyone uses again and again.

What is your opinion about it?

Love,
Guinevere

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Look of the Week

That was the make up I was sporting this week and I love it. My Anastasia brow pencil is genius.




What have you been wearing this week??

Love,
Guinevere

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Vienna Haul

On Thursday I spent the whole day in Vienna thanks to two lecture which conveniently were six hours apart..

So I had time to do some shopping..


I bought the book I just talked about in my previous post a vegan mayonnaise and some beauty stuff.


I wanted to test Ebelin's and Essence's sponge nail polish remover. I wanna get back into stamping so the stampy polish had to come home with me as well.

Have you tried the sponge removers yet??

Love,
Guinevere

"The Fault In Our Stars" and what it thaught me


This is a very personal post, but one I want to put out there in the world for everyone to read. So, if you want to know my story. Go ahead.

I've heard a lot about this book "The Fault In Our Stars" by John Green and since I was looking for a good new book I bought it two days ago.

I try not to spoil anything, most of you will know it anyway, it's about two cancer kids who fall in love. It's such an incredible book, I basically cried the last 100 pages.

I just finished it and it reminded me of so much I had forgotten. I've been struggling with my life now for quite a while, but today I realized how lucky I am and how immensly grateful I am for my life. And I wanna talk about it, tell my story.

I have three chronical illnesses. Epilepsy, depression and a thyroid disfunction. They are a part of me and I'm not ashamed of them, so I don't care who knows that I have these illnesses.

Besides that I spend two years after my 18th birthday mostly in hospital, in a wheelchair and on crutches, cause parts of my bones on my ankles broke and ruined the cartilage. I had two cartilage transplants, one on each ankle and had to learn thrice to walk again. All in all I had four operations, because of that.

I have to take a lot of medicine each day to stay "healthy", although I know I will never be healthy. I will always be sick, but my illnesses are not terminal. I can live a fairly normal life.

This book reminded me of how lucky I am to be able to live my life. To only have to take some pills to keep my brain from disfunctioning and giving me a seizure that could be lethal (worst case scenario) and that stabilize that serotonin disfunction that might crush me and push me into a darkness I can't come back from.

I am so grateful for this medication that allows me to be as close to health as possible. For having a husband that loves me, even though it can be tough and for a loving family. I am grateful for that house we live in and our pets that give us joy.

I just want the world to know that. That I truly am able to see again how lucky I am and that I appreciate my life and don't want it to stop. Thanks to that fictional book about a story that sure happened in reality as well, I feel better than I have in a long time.

Love,
Guinevere