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what to purchase during fashion sales

My tips on what to purchase during sale that you won't regret later

With the summer sale season already in full swing, I thought I give you my two cents on to purchase that you won't regret.

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The right order to apply your skincare products

#Skincare #SkincareRoutine #SkincareRoutineAM #SkincareRoutinePM

Although I am sharing a lot of beauty tricks on here and these little hacks have a huge impact in no time. I firmly believe healthy glowing skin is the best base for any makeup application. 

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Summer Wardrobe

- Shoes Part II-

#PlatformSandals #SummerWardrobe #Shoes #Sandals

Unlike the last two summers, this one seems to be a good one for me when it comes to shoe purchases.

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My latest Drugstore Purchase

#MAKEUP REVOLUTION'S HYALURONIC FIX SETTINGSPRAY

Last week I had to kill time between two appointments, and you might already guess it, I  spend it in the beauty section of a German drugstore chain (Rossmann).

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Steal of the Month

#Drugstore #Foundation  #BabySkinFoundation #183Days

I hate to say it, but my readers outside Europe will probably have a hard time getting their hands on today's Steal of the Month as it is from the German drugstore chain dm.

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Summer Style

Palm Trees

#Co-ordSets #PalmTress #SummerBlazer

I am sorry for missing my scheduled posting date yesterday, but a rainy weekend including Monday messed up my shooting schedule.

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Trend Alert

#FlatPlatformSandals

Like I told you a few posts ago, I am currently adding some new pieces to my wardrobe, and very high on my must-have list are flat platform sandals

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MY Favourite

EveryDay Lipstick

#MaybellineSuperStayMatteInk #Loyalist

After many requests, about what I am wearing on my lips in most of my outfit posts, I thought why not write a blog post about it. 

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Summer Wardrobe

- Shoes -

#SteveMadden #MarleySandals 

With every new season, I love to add some new pieces to my wardrobe. My first purchase for this summer season, are these Steve Madden Marley Strappy Glitter Sandals.

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Currently Coveting

Hair ACCESSORIES

#HairAccessoires  #HairClips #HairPins #BobbyPins #Bedazzled

You might have noticed it, in my last outfit posts, I am currently into the embellished Hair Accessories Trend

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I am an ambassador

#Capitpla  #CapitolaWatches #Watches

Okay, okay the heading is a little bit dramatic but it's true, a few weeks ago I was approached by Sofia the marketing manager from Capitola with the offer to become an ambassador for their brand.

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DIY Face Mask to remove Acne Scars & Dark Spot

#DIY #FaceMask #BakingSoda #LemonJuice

Before I start with my DIY Face Mask to Remove Acne Scars and Dark Spots, I have to make an announcement. You probably noticed I struggled to meet my deadline for my Monday's blog post over the last weeks, because my Mondays are just pretty busy at the moment.  That's why I decided to change my posting schedule from Monday/Friday to Tuesday/Friday.  So, beginning with today, you will find new blog posts on here every Monday and Friday. 

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EAR-PIERCING

#Earpiercing  #SecondLobePiercing

 

After at least one year of contemplating, I finally got my second earlobe piercing on both ears.

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Product Review

#WakeSkincareEyeGel

Hi there! It is time for another product review.  On my search to find a product that reduces my occasional puffy eyes and keeps my under-eye area looking plump all day long, I came across the Wake Skincare Eye Gel

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what to purchase during fashion sales

My tips on what to purchase during sale that you won't regret later

With the summer sale season already in full swing, I thought I give you my two cents on to purchase that you won't regret.

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Steal of the Month

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen

#JLoGlow #ScottBarnes #Glow #NeutrogenaUltraSheerBodyMistSunscreen

Hallo zusammen, I know only 3 weeks have passed since I posted my last Steal of the Month, but I am so excited about this Steal of the Month that I couldn't wait to share it with you.

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Trend Alert

#NeonColours

#ToWearOrNotToWear

Hallo zusammen, as the mid-season sales are taking over more and more stores, I thought it might be a good time to share with you one of the top trends for Spring/Summer 2019...

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Animal Print Part II

#AnimalPrint #MixingPrints #SnakePrint 

Hallo zusammen, here comes my follow up on the Animal Print post I did back in February.This time I took it up a notch by combining two animal prints in one outfit.

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Generation Skincare

Generation A FAcial Serum

#Product Review

#VitaminCSerum #GenerationSkinCare 

Hallo zusammen (aka hello everybody), it has been a hot minute since I've done a product review. But I like to test the product over a longer period of time before I pass a sentence.

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The Lost Files

#SweatersForever #JeansDIY #LostFiles

Hi there, today's look was shot almost a year ago but somehow I forgot about them. Since then my phone as well as the hoops conked out and I lost the sunglasses. 

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Steal of the Month

#CeraVeMoisturiser 

Hey, my lovelies! With today's Steal of the Month, I am probably a little bit late to the game regarding the fact, that the CeraVe Moisturiser is a household name on the US market, for many years.

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Style Tricks

#HairpsprayHacks Part II

Unexpected uses for hairspray 

Hey my lovelies, thanks for the feedback on my Hairspray Hacks and sending me your Hairspray Hacks. Here are three of the Tricks you send me. 

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My first Brand Ambassador RELATIONSHIP

#Jewellery #Necklaces #Rosegold #Silver #Ambassador #DiscountCode

Hi, my lovelies as you can see from the heading I have some wonderful news with you to share with you.

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STYLE Tricks

#HairsprayHacks

How to prevent your skirt from riding up

Hey my dears, sorry for not posting on Friday and Monday, as usual. I had some technical problems. It took me almost a week to solve them, but now I'm back with a new Style Trick.

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March Vibes

#facesstyle @facesmag #FashionMagazine #Featuring #Goals #Success #StepbyStep

Hey my dears, for those of you who are following me on Instagram, you probably already noticed that I have the chance to be featured in the FACES Magazin a Swiss-based fashion magazine.

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My LATEST Closet Addition

#NudeBoots #WesternStyle

Hey my dears, after hours, weeks even month of searching I finally found my perfect pair of boots.

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Trend Alert

#BikerShorts #CyclingShorts

#ToWearOrNotToWear

Hello, my dears  I saw the first pair of #BikerShorts or #CyclingShorts on the Saint Laurent runway at the end of 2017 and my reaction was really?

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Knitwear and Jeans

#KnitWear #Jeans #WesternBoots

Hey everyone, I thought I post some knitwear looks before the season ends and because I  purchased some great pieces during the sale in January including this red knit sweater.

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Beauty TrickS

HOW TO APPLY EYE CREAM CORRECTLy

#EyeCream #BeautyTricks #HowTo

Hi everyone, back in the day when I worked at the beauty counter the most common concern from customers was the eye area.

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Sweater Edition Part VII

#SweaterEdition #DirtyDancingSweater 

Hey everyone, today my Sweater Edition series is emerging from the shadows. Yes, it's been a while, but I am just too big of a fan to not continue this series.

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EAR-PIERCING

#Earpiercing  #SecondLobePiercing

 

After at least one year of contemplating, I finally got my second earlobe piercing on both ears.

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February Vibes

#Resolutions #SecondMonths #StickWithIt #February 

One month into the new year how do you feel about it so far? Did you stick to your resolutions or not?

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Animal Print

#AnimalPrint #Zebra #Snow #WinterFashion #Boots

When it comes to Animal Prints, you either love them or you hate them, am I right?

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Lifehacks- Dry Shampoo

#DryShampoo #DryPalms #MoreGrip

Image: Pinterest

Back in November, I told you that I decided to go back to the gym. 

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Versace Vibes

#MenStyle #MenSection #Steal #WinterStyle

For my first outfit post of the year, I opted for my new winter jacket which I bought in the Zara Sale just this Monday.

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My Favourite

#LiquidLipstick

#MaybellineNewYorkSuperStayMatteINK  #LiquidLipstick #Drugstore

I can't believe it has been a year since the last "My Favourite" post. So it's about time. 

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Pantone Colour of the Year - Fashion Tips

#LivingCoral

Image: Pinterest

Welcome back to my third and final post dedicated to Pantone's colour of the year - Living Coral.

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Pantone Colour of the Year - Makeup Tips

#LivingCoral

Image: Pinterest

Here comes the second part of my Pantone Colour of the year series sharing some tips and inspiration on how to incorporate coral hues into your makeup.

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Trend Alert

Pantone Colour of the Year 2019

#LivingCoral #Pantone #ColourOfTheYear

No this is not the first outfit post of the year but my annual Pantone's colour of the year post. Unlike last year I am in love with the new"colour of the year" and this colour is...

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January Vibes

#NewYear #Hello2019

Happy New Year and welcome back to my blog. I hope you all had a joy- and peaceful holiday season. Now let's get back to business.

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December Vibes

    #IamDreamingOfaWhiteChristmas #SnowFlakesAreFalling

Can you believe that Christmas is only 12 days away? 

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November Vibes

#WorkoutTime #FitnessGoal #StayFit

I know it's already the 12th o November, but I don't want to skip on this monthly post.

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Accessories Trends Fall/Winter 2018/19

#Accessories #FallWinter #Trending

All Images: Pinterest

Like promised, here comes my accessories trend report for this fall/winter season.

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October Vibes

#LeavesAreFallingAutumnIsCalling

All Images: Pinterest

I love to put together my monthly mood board because it forces me to reflect on what was, what is, and what will hopefully be.

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Colour Trends Fall/Winter 2018/19

#ColourTrends #FallWinter

All Images: Pinterest

As promised in last weeks post, I put together the colour trends for fall/winter 2018.  

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Fall/Winter Fashion Trends 2018/19

#FallWinter2018/19 

All Images: Pinterest

With the calendric autumn starting yesterday, there is no time to waste to get the wardrobe ready for the coming fall/winter season. As always I share with you the most important trends for the season. 

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Product Review

MAYBELLINE TOTAL TEMPTATION BROW DEFINER

#ProductReview  #Eyebrows #Maybelline #Beauty

I can't count how many brow products from high end to drugstore, I  tried. Many eyebrow pencils are so stiff they barely transfer any product onto my brows. Then again, there are those who are way too soft and leave a smudgy unnatural looking mess on my brows.

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Lifestyle

Dessert in Italian Spaghetti-Ice Style

My mum recently tried out a new dessert recipe. It was so yummy but yet so easy to make. So I thought I share it with all of you.

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My Dream wISH lIST

#ChristianLouboutinHeels

I realised that I neglected this series quite a bit. How that happened, I don't know, because there are still many things on that "List" I'd like to call mine...

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Steal of the Month

#Clarisonic #ClarisonicFoundationBlendingBrush

Strictly speaking, the Clarisonic Foundation Makeup Blending Brush is not a Steal. You have to own a Clarisonic cleansing device to be able to use the Foundation Brush Head. These devices are without a doubt on the pricier side.

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August Vibes

 - It's been a while -

Yes, it's been a while since my last post, but you know how it is ... life gets in the way...but now I am back and I already have some posts in the loop. So keep an eye out for those.

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Junes Vibes

#MonochromeVibes #QuoteOfTheMonth

As always, my first post of the month belongs to my monthly Mood Board...so here we go.

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A classic design reinvented

#PlaidShirt #AsymmetricalHemline

The good old plaid is probably in all of your closets. I own quite a few in various colours, but I had to add this one to my collection...

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Two Trends One Look

#PolkaDots #VinylPants

Although, there is for sure a too much by wearing different trends in one look. 

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The Boyfriend Jeans

#BoyfriendJeans #SloganSweater

This Outfit Post could as well be a Sweater Edition Post, but as I never shared an outfit wearing boyfriend jeans, this time the focus is on the denim.

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style Tricks

#How to prevent blisters 

With the summer bare feet in shoes are coming and with it unfortunately blisters. 

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Daytime Glam

#DaytimeSequins #DenimShirt

Its been awhile since my last Outfit Post but life got in the way but now I am back in the game. For my first outfit post after the break, I decided to go for some glam... Sequins pants.

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Currently Coveting

#BasketBags

Image: Pinterest

Okay, Basket Bags already hit the fashion scene last summer but they are still going strong this Spring/Summer season.

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Steal of the Month

#essence #LashPrincessSculptedMascara

Some of my longtime readers might remember that my first Product Review was about the essence Lash Princess Mascara and that I loved it for the great volume, it provided.

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April Vibes

#Fighter

I recently came across this quote, "Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you have ever been to stand back up taller than you ever were."

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Easter bunny cookies

Still searching for a quick but yummy Easter Cookie recipe?

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Beauty Tricks

How to remove mascara spots without ruining your eye makeup

Image: Pinterest

After the fashion overdose of the last weeks, I thought it is time for a Beauty Trick

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Trend Alert Spring /Summer 2018

#80s

I finish my Trend Alert series for Spring/Summer 2018 not with a single piece of clothing or fabric but with a whole decade...the 80s.

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Trend Alert Spring/Summer 2018

#PolkaDots

After the high impact Sequins Trend from last Monday, I bring you a more modest but still chic trend...Polka Dots.

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The Sweater Edition

#Chapter7 #PearlEmbellishedSweater

Hallelujah! After almost three months last Sunday was the first day where it was possible to walk around outside without a winter coat on.

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Trend Alert Spring/Summer 2018

#Sequins

Slowly but surely the SS 2018 Trend Alert is coming to an end. Today`s trend is a personal favourite of mine...Sequins.

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Spring/summer Fashion Trends 2018

#DarkDenim

As many of my longtime readers know, I usually dedicate a post to the Oscar fashion every year. 

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3 ways to wear Over-The-Knee Boots

#OverTheKneeBoots  

As my long-time readers know, I love pieces of clothing which are versatile. Today's over-the-knee boots fall in this category

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Spring/Summer Fashion trends 2018

#Fringing

Here comes another spring/summer trend... Fringing.

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March vibes

#StillFreezing #NoSpringInSight

In theory, March is the official month in which spring begins. 

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Spring/Summer Fashion Trends 2018

#Sheer #Transparent #Exposure

Today's trend is for all the fashion risk-takers, who not afraid to show what they got. 

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Spring/Summer Fashion Trends 2018

#TrenchCoatReloaded

For the next trend, some of you can raid their closets. All you need is a Trenchcoat.

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Sunny Winter Days

#VintageVibes #OversizedCardigan

Hallelujah! Finally, an Outfit Post without a winter coat. Also, the temperatures are still on the chillier side, under 5 degree Celcius, but at least the sun shows up for a few hours a day. 

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Accessory Trend Spring/Summer 2018

#CatEyeSunglasses

After some clothing trends, I thought it is time to sneak in an accessory trend because what is a look without the right accessory.

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Fashion Trends Spring/Summer 2018

  #PinkRed

I am back, with another major fashion trend for the upcoming Spring/Summer season... Pink and Red.

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Best of Winter Coats

#WinterCoats

All your finger crossing didn't work...the weather didn't get better even worse it was raining all the time.

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To repurchase or not

- Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation-

While I was contemplating what to post today, I have realised I haven't done a foundation review since June 2017, and I tried a few since then.

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Trend Alert

- Fashion Trends Spring/Summer 2018 -

Did you already clear your closets to make room for the new Spring/Summer Fashion Trends or are you still hesitating, because you don't know what fashion trends are coming? 

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Another Cold Winter Day...

#FakeFur #FlatBoots #RedJeans

...another winter coat post. I thought by now the temperatures would be bearable enough to take pictures without a winter coat.

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Trend Alert

- What not to wear in 2018 -

All Images: Pinterest

As over the last two years, I will share with you the Spring/Summer Fashion Trends for 2018 during the next weeks. 

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February Vibes

- There is always room for you to curl into me, for me to hold you -

The quote under my heading is by Tyler Knott. His work is my latest discovery on Instagram. He daily shares some snippets of his work. Mostly these small samples are about love, in one way or another. 

 

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Winter Essential

#CamelCoat

After several winter coat posts over the last weeks, I realised one classic coat was missing... the Camel Coat.

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Steal of the Month

#Makeup Revolution Illuminating Fixing Spray

Here comes the first Steal of the Month of 2018. Many of my longtime readers probably remember that My Favourite setting spray is Urban Decay's All Nighter.

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Trend Alert

#Socks

Every time I watch an 80s or early 90s movie and see a character wearing white socks, I feel a sense of relief that this trend has passed away. So, I thought.

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Another Winter Day Outfit

#BlackWoolCoat #GreyAndBlack 

It is getting quite challenging to put together stylish looks, for this ice-cold temperatures when all I wanna do is wrap myself up in several layers of clothes, to stay warm.

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Beauty Tricks

- How to get thicker brows in 1 minute -

Image: Pinterest

Back in October, I told you how to get long thick lashes by dusting loose powder onto them. Do you remember?

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Currently Coveting

#LaceDress 

Despite the cold temperatures, I am already searching for some summer clothes. 

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Another winter COat

#AnimalPrintCoat #OversizedSweater #FlatBoots

I already presented you several winter coats. Due to the continuing cold temperatures, I give you another winter coat post

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STyle Tricks

- How to fix a zipper without sewing -

You probably all have those jeans which fit like a glove, but over time the zipper constantly keeps falling down. 

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My Favourite

#WinterFaceCream

I don't know how you feel about it, but for me, the winter time is the most stressful season for my skin. The constant change from cold to warm air several times a day put a toll on my skin.

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Winter Essentials

-Must-have coat for the cold season-

Taking today's pictures was a real challenge because the temperatures in Northern Germany are freezing cold these days and getting a good pic without trembling was a piece of art. 

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To Repurchase or Not

- Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil -

During my holiday break, I thought about ways to improve my blog and make my posts more valuable to you. I've come to the conclusion that I could improve my product reviews/ recommendations. 

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The Sweater edition

#Chapter6 #TheOversizedSweater

For my first outfit post of the year, I share with you another must-have sweater... the oversized sweater.

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January Vibes

- Perhaps the butterfly is the proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness and still become something beautiful -

Hello, Bonjour, Guten Tag and welcome back to a new year here on my blog. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and a great start to the new year.

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Christmas Baking

- Vanilla Crescents -

Just in time for the Christmas holidays, I share with you another recipe for some of my favourite Christmas Cookies...the Vanilla Crescents. They take a little bit more time than the Snowflake Cookies, but the effort is worth it because they are so delicious.

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Winter Essentials Part II

#WollCoat #OversizedScarf

Although the snow has melted, the temperatures are still around the freezing point. So the warm coats and scarves are on heavy rotation.

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