Are you feeling a little bit sluggish and your skin is looking dull after all those Xmas celebrations? No worries, I know a last minute face mask that will bring back the glow to your complexion. Just in time for your new year's eve celebration. The best part is, you don't have to spend any money because all you need is already in your kitchen cupboards.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. What are your plans for new year's eve, more relaxed, like me, or a big party?
No matter what your plans are, I put together three looks to give you some ideas how to welcome the new year in style.
Ever since I was little, board games are my thing. What better time to relive this passion to the fullest than the Christmas holidays, when everybody gets together. So for all of you who are still looking for some fun things to do during the holiday season, I'll suggest some rounds of board games. Here are my well-tested and approved favourites.
After last week's traditional German Xmas Stollen, I want to share with you, my favourite non-traditional Christmas recipe - Sour Cream Christmas Cookies.
These babies are sugar-free yet still delicious. Meaning no bad conscience if you eat a few more and zero risks to fall into a sugar coma over the holidays. Oh, and they are done in no time.
Christmas decoration can be so beautiful but also so extremely time-consuming especially if you do it yourself. I came across an awesome Christmas decoration project which is the precise opposite -A Christmas Star made of Sandwich Paper Bags.
These Stars are great for switching up your usual Christmas decorations, and are done in no time.
To spread some Christmas vibes on my blog, I thought I share with you a traditional German Christmas baking recipe- the Christmas Stollen. The Christmas Stollen is a seasonal alternative to a classic cake or cookies. Here is how you do it.
With Christmas less than a month away I thought it is the right time to share with you another item from my Dream Wish List. Today's Dream Wish List item is 32 years old, handcrafted, made of leather and named after a French singer, actress and style icon. Can you guess what it is?
Okay, I admit everyone is capable of filling up an empty closet with clothing. But believe me when I tell you, how you do it is what makes the difference.
A well-organised closet helps to maintain the garments, to get the most out of any closet space, and it is time-saving since you can overlook everything you own. From years of organising and rearranging wardrobes, here are my tips and tricks to get the best out of yours.
For the last year or so micellar waters are the "thing" to get the perfect skin, you always wanted. Some of you may wonder if just one product can deliver all of this? The answer is no. In fact, it can do quite the opposite by using it the way it is promoted. Let me explain why.
It's November and here with Black Friday on the 25th. Thanks to the internet, even I here in Germany can take advantage of the Black Friday discounts. Yeah! I've already set my eyes on a new camera and hope to get most of my Christmas shopping done.
On that thought, here are my November Vibes.
Fall/Winter Trends 2016/17 - Denim
Welcome back to this year's last round of Fall/Winter Trends 2016/17. Conveniently, this series comes to an end just in time for mid-season sale and Black Friday, so you can shop the latest trends on sale.
Today it's all about Denim. I left out the Floral Embroidered Jeans Trend, just because I already did a whole post on Floral Prints. The other big Denim Trends are Flared Jeans, Colour-blocked and Two-Toned Jeans, Wide Leg Jeans as well as Frayed Hem Jeans. So let's dive right in.
Fall/Winter Trends 2016/17- Floral Prints
The Floral Print Trend is one of my favourite trends this season. I love it due to its versatility. Depending on what you combine with it, the outcome of your style is always different. Here's what I came up with.
Fall/Winter Trends 2016/17 - Metallic Hues
Some of you probably think metallic fabrics are limited to evening wear only. Today I will show you that the Metallic Trend isn't just for party wear, but is also a stylish addition to your everyday wardrobe. The key to mastering the Metallic Trend lies in the fabric choice, the finer the better. When it comes to colour, warmer metallic hues are more refined than cooler shades. Keeping that in mind, you will look sophisticated instead of disco-ready while wearing metallic fabrics. Here are my takes on the Metallic Trend.
Fall/Winter Trends 2016/17 - Chokers
With every fashion season, comes at least one major accessory trend. This time, Chokers are the must- have accessory. I love the return of this 90s trend. They are an easy way to amp up every outfit, in no time and guess what, you don't have to spend a lot of money to get your hands on some beautiful pieces. Here are some of my favourites...
Fall/Winter Trends 2016/17 - Statement Fur
I love warm weather, but there is the one thing that makes colder temperatures so much more bearable - (fake) Fur.
For this season the motto is the bolder the (fake) Fur the better.
I know it can be intimidating, but I put together a few looks to give you some ideas on how to rock a (fake) Fur this Fall /Winter.
Fall/Winter Trends 2016/17 - Plaid
Welcome back to a fashion - packed month of October. Today's focus is on the Plaid Trend.
In the beginning, I wasn't so keen on this trend. Sure, I love a plaid shirt and some jeans, but other than that, my enthusiasm for tartan prints was pretty limited, to say the least. Working on this post, changed my view completely. That said, here are my 3 looks on how I would wear this Plaid Trend.
- 6 Tips to walk in heels all day long -
As you may have noticed by now, I love heels, the higher the better. Wearing 12 cm heels for an entire day is no problem for me. Naturally, I picked up some tricks over the years. With these tips walking in heels will be a piece of cake for everyone, I promise.
With probably only a few chances left for having a barbeque this summer, I thought I share with you a homemade spicy sauce for your grilled goods. It is a tasty alternative to the usual ketchup or mayonnaise and it is easy to prepare. Here is what you need.
- One Trick for Stress-Free Packing -
For the longest time, the one thing I didn't like about travelling was packing my bags. No matter how hard I tried my suitcase was never big enough and when I unpacked most of my clothing were wrinkly. Until I came across this trick...
- Batiste Strength & Shine Dry Shampoo
I don't know how many dry shampoos I already have tried. While most of them gave my hair texture and volume, there was always one thing I didn't like about them, the dullness they left on my hair. No matter how much I tried to blend the powder in and to blow out the excess, my hair lacked some healthy lustre. I almost come to terms with the fact that by spraying dry shampoo onto my hair, it would lack some shine, until now...
Don't you all love the feeling when you buy something with little expectations and then its performance just blows your mind. Starting with this post, I will share with you that kind of purchases. With my passion for makeup and all things beauty, most buys will probably be beauty related, like today's one is KIKO Milano's 30 Days Extension - Night Treatment Booster.
Part I - Basics
Clothing is a very personal thing, it might take years to find your own unique style. Many factors play a role in how you dress, personal as well as external ones. But one thing I strongly believe, a solid staple of clothes you can always fall back to and feel comfortable in, is a real confident booster for any situation you get thrown in. So over the next weeks, I will show you how to build this kind of wardrobe for yourself. Today we lay down the basics. So let's get started.
One of my all time favourite food is pasta with wild garlic pesto. As I am a strong advocate of non-processed food, I can only indulge in this food for a limited time of the year. Specifically, spring and early summer. During this time, I make sure to store up some jars of homemade wild garlic. Here is how I prepare wild garlic pesto.
- Maybelline New York - Fit me! Matte+Poreless -
On my never-ending hunt for the perfect foundation, I put the Maybelline Fit me! Matte+ Poreless to the test. Here are my thoughts.
- Kiko Milano 3D Lifting Foundation -
Normally, I only do a product review after testing it for a longer time, to see how it performs in different situations, with other products, and to notice any long-term effects. But this KIKO foundation really amazed me so much, that I couldn't wait to tell you about it. So let's dive right in.
- Spring Fashion Trends 2016 Part III - Stripes -
Hello everyone, today I complete my Fashion Spring Alert with Stripes. Stripes have been around in fashion for quite some time. Back in 1858, the french navy implemented a blue - white striped shirt (Breton shirt) as a uniform for all seamen in Brittany. After a vacation in Brittany, Coco Chanel incorporated the stripe design into her nautical collection from 1917. Since then the Breton shirt was worn by many celebrities. In the 1990s, Jean Paul Gaultier took on the Breton style and made it his trademark. Most recently in 2011, Miuccia Prada showed the fashion world that stripes can be stylish in other ways than just nautical style.
- BH Cosmetics Sculpt and Blend 2 Brush Set
As a makeup artist, I am always on the hunt for new brushes. That's why I'm constantly looking for new ones to join my collection. At the beginning of the year, I ordered the BH Cosmetics Sculpt and Blend 2 - 10 Piece Brush Set online. Here are my thoughts.
Spring Fashion Trends 2016 Part I - Cold Shoulders
With spring already knocking on the door, I thought I break down the major fashion trends of spring /summer 2016. And give you some tips how to amp up your spring wardrobe. So keep on checking Shades of K regularly over the next weeks to catch up with the latest fashion trends for spring /summer 2016.
- Pantone's Colour of the Year 2016 Part II -
Welcome back to part II of my Pantone`s Color of the Year post. As mentioned on Friday, this year the "Color Of the Year" is a blending of two colours Rose Quartz Pantone 13-1520 and Serenity Pantone 15-3919. The cooler blue-toned Serenity hue should embody an airy, light, and careless feeling. In terms of fashion, one might think Serenity is reserved for a more casual, sporty fashion. But as already described with Rose Quartz, the fabric, and cut create the vibe of the garment. Below I picked out some Serenity inspired outfits in different styles.
- Pantone's Colour of the year 2016 Part I -
Every year the Pantone Color Institute chooses the "Color of the Year". This year, for the first time ever, Pantone has chosen the blending of two colours, Rose Quartz Pantone 13-1520, and Serenity Pantone 15-3919, as "The Color of the Year". In today's Shades of Fashion I want to give you some ideas how you can incorporate Rose Quartz-like hues into your wardrobe. At first sight, Rose Quartz seems to be the stereotype Barbie girl colour, but I will show you that there is so much more to this colour.
- What to wear on Easter Sunday -
With the Easter weekend just around the corner. I thought I put together some outfit ideas. I love Easter Sunday because we still do an Easter egg hunt and after that, we have a long family breakfast. It's always a fun, relaxing day. Therefore, I will definitely choose a more laid back outfit, like the second outfit, below.
A dream in Antique-Rose
Here comes another item I am adding to My Dream Wish List. Actually, I wanted to do Product Review, but I discovered this divine piece of clothing on Net- A- Porter, while researching for some other posts I am planning to do. Because I just couldn`t get it out of my mind, I decided to postpone my Beauty Product Review and share with you, my newest addition to My Dream Wish List.
- The perfect necklace -
Do you know the feeling when you see something for the first time and you instantly think,"I wish that belongs to me"? For me, this usually happens when I see
breathtaking clothes, shoes, bags, jewellery or anything related to home design.
In this series, I want to share with you all the things I am enthusiastic about, but at this very moment can`t call my own, for whatever reason. But as you all know... NEVER STOP DREAMING!