Monthly Archives: August 2013

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Beauty-Bubble: Ombré…

Hi genies
Are you in the mood for a change of hair colour but you don’t feel like going “all the way”? Then Ombré is just the trend for you! Instead of colouring your whole set of hair you only bleach the ends and leave the roots darker. You can go as extreme or as subtle as you want, either leaving a defined line where the colour abruptly changes or a slightly more natural look where the two colours blend seamlessly into each other. Personally, I prefer the more subtle and softer look…:) Here are some inspiration pictures for you:

Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel

Lily Aldridge

Lily Aldridge

Kenza Zouiten

Kenza Zouiten

What do you think about Ombré? And which version do you like better?

xx love

Peace…

Hi genies
I just came from a busy city and sitting in a crowded bus for half an hour to this…

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It’s so peaceful and nice that I just had to sit down for a few minutes and enjoy the silence and the view. Ahhhh…sometimes it just feels so good to have a little timeout and really be in the moment to fully enjoy it!

I hope you’re having a good day!

xx love

Fashion-Bubble: Denim and Lace

Hi genies
This summer I’ve really been liking the combination of denim and lace. It’s summery and feminine yet it doesn’t look too dressy as the denim gives it a “laid-back” vibe. Whether you choose black lace, skirts, shorts, indigo or acid wash denim – the combination possibilities are endless and you’ll always end up with a cute yet cool outfit!

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Chain Lace

Acne Lace

Polka Lace

Which trends have you been liking this summer?

xx love

Collage

Hi genies
I don’t think that I have told you, but for the last 51 days I have been on a diet…it is working out quite well for me – HOWEVER today I had a little bit of a struggle 🙁 My weight hasn’t change from the last time I weighed myself which was a week ago. Although it is normal and to be expected when you diet to hit a plateau, it still sucks! But it’s ok, I know that I just have to stay on track and by next week I’ll for sure have shifted some pounds 😉 Still, to come back to my struggle – today I’ve really been craving hot chocolate…I just love that stuff! But I didn’t give in to my craving which I’m proud of. In order to keep myself focused and motivated I like to look at pretty or inspiring pictures and so I thought I would create a little collage of some random pictures I took during my vacation – nothing special but I hope you enjoy anyway!

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As I had my craving for hot chocolate today the quote in the collage made me smile – but luckily I could resist the temptation 🙂

I hope you’re having a wonderful week!

xx love

Haul: Smashbox

Hi genies
Today I went shopping at the mall and I treated myself to some goodies 😉 All the cosmetic items are from Smashbox which is an absolutely amazing and professional brand. I’m sooo excited to do my makeup with my new products tomorrow!

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As you can probably tell from the image I got the Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream which helps combat any dark spots that you may have…in my case acne scars…grrr…and the SPF of 30 prevents new dark spots from forming. Additionally, I bought the green Photo Finish Foundation Primer that gets rid of any redness that may occur in your skin. And to top it all off, I also purchased a Photo OP Eye Shadow Trio in Sepia (which consists of the shades Alabaster, Antique and Clay). The eye shadows are all matte and I think they really compliment green/blue eyes well without being too “purpel-y”.

Have you ever tried any Smashbox products? Let me know what your favourites are!

xx love

Review: Origins Clear Improvement Mask

Hi genies

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I absolutely looooove this mask! After just one use you can already see “clear improvement” in your skin’s texture. In case you have oily or combination skin this mask is truly a must-have. Unfortunately it is quite expensive (as are most Origins products :() but I’d say it is well worth the money. It provides you with smooth feeling (and looking!) skin by enhancing the appearance of large pores and blackheads. Here is how they describe the mask’s wonders on the Origins website:
When environmental toxins, dirt and debris get under your skin, its waste-filtering system gets jammed, pores get clogged, skin looks cloudy. Nature’s complexion clean-up crew gets to the bottom of skins overcast condition and clears the way for it to act its best. Activated Charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers, White China Clay absorbs environmental toxins, Lecithin dissolves impurities. Without all that “stuff” down there, skin “breathes a sigh of relief.”
There you go. Sounds good, right?

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Prior to using the mask it is ideal to “open up” your pores by gently pressing a towel soaked in warm water on your face as this improves your skin’s ability to absorb the product.

Tip: You can also slather it on right after you come out of a warm shower because the steam of the shower does the same trick as the moist towel…

Then apply an even layer of the mask onto your face and wait for it to dry. So guess how long it takes for the mask to work its magic? Only 10 minutes! However, I usually leave it on for a little longer even after it’s all dried up. The last step is to remove the mask by either using a warm wet towel again or rinsing it off with lukewarm water. And voila! Now you are ready to admire your gorgeous looking (and feeling!) skin…;)

xx love

My Favourite Summer Nail Polishes of 2013…

Hi genies
I wanted to share my favourite nail polishes of this summer with you (hence the title of this post ;P ). This year, I’ve been more into “subdued” colours rather than bright neon shades that you would normally associate with summer and hot weather…oh well, I thought I would show you nonetheless, so here you go:

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I have to confess that most of them I got pretty recently which might also contribute to the fact that they are my current faves 🙂 I’ve been wearing the darkest shade (Lincoln Park at Midnight) on my toes throughout the entire summer, but I’ve been switching between the other colours on my finger nails.

What are your favourite summer nail colours for the summer?

Have a lovely day!

xx love

Bubble-Quote…

Hi genies <3

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This quote kind of goes in the same direction as the last one but I feel like it is a very important and sensitive subject that needs to be addressed. There are so many different people out there in the world with various appearances and attitudes towards life. No two people are exactly the same, which makes every one of us unique and special. Maybe you don’t like what you see when you look in the mirror but trust me – everybody has their own issues. I truly believe that although you can make yourself feel good by dressing nicely and putting on make up and all of that, inner beauty is the most important. As long as you have a positive and loving outlook on the world, people around you will start to feel that and enjoy spending time with you. So try to be happy with yourself and thereby making people around you feel good about themselves as well – obviously this is a lot easier said than done (and I’m not there yet either – but let’s work on it, ok? 😉 )
We are often way to harsh on ourselves and make our insecurities into something bigger than they really are; instead we should all try to judge ourselves as we would do with people we love: Instead of focusing on their negative aspects, we point out their strengths, instead of putting them down, we give them a pep talk and instead of punishing them – we forgive! That sounds pretty good to me, right?

When you’re content with yourself you will also be happier for other people who may be “prettier” or more “successful” than you because you can give up that nasty jealous feeling.It’s alright to be a little down every now and then but not if it’s your general state of mind.

So whether it be looks or personalities you admire other people for, never compare yourself to them! Because you can never be them anyway. The only thing you can do is to be inspired by them and work on yourself to become the person you aspire to be! And remember: it is absolutely and perfectly fine to be YOU…’cause that’s all you got! (right papi? <3 )

I love all of you!

xx love