Sunday, June 25, 2017

Why you should invest in the perfect sunnies | Tom Ford.

I think we all have this one item (or multiple) that we just enjoy buying more than other things. I certainly love buying boots, coats, dresses and sunglasses. To be honest, all I wear most of the year are dresses and boots, so it's kind of a necessity to update my collection from time to time. And coats.. to me that's one of the main reasons why I love autumn and winter, coats are so easy. You just throw them on and you look amazing, even if you wear the most basic outfit underneath. Such fun!

Well, then there are sunglasses. I don't know what it is about sunnies but I am always on the hunt for my next pair. They just elevate your outfit, make you look sassy, chic, cool or whatever you want to be. Also, who can deny how practical a big oversized pair of black sunglasses are when you can't be bothered to do your makeup? And no one can ever tell.. magic! 

As you know I love my high-end makeup, when it comes to sunnies it's no exception. So recently a new pair found their way to my collection: The Tom Ford FT0461 05W. I was on the hunt for a black pair, with gold details and a cat-eye shape. These just fill the gap in my collection. Aren't they gorgeous? Also if you want to save some money while buying gorgeous designer shades, just visit smartbuyglasses. They have an amazing collection at even more amazing prices. 

Next on my list: the Celine Tilda sunnies, or the some MiuMiu ones? Oh, I just want them all!

What sunnies are on your wishlist?
xx Lisa

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Summer Makeup Edit | Bronze Eyes

One of my go-to looks in the summer is a bronzy eye-look. Especially when it has a red or purple undertone to make my green eyes pop even more. This is exactly what I love about bronze summer looks.. it can have a lot of different tones to it to make it customised to your complexion and eye colour. I also really love quite cool toned looks with more of a silver shimmer instead of a gold one. That doesn't suit me that well but I am sure there are a lot of girls out there who look stunning with that!

Today I want to share with you, my go-to bronzy eye makeup for the summer time. So let's get started.

For the actual colour on my eyelids, I love simple products. I am by far not a makeup artist so I am all for the simple products. For this, I love the By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Misty Rock. This is such a dream product. Easy to apply and blend. It's only one product but it gives you a really easy and beautiful shadow. One of my all-time favourites and I can't wait to pick up more colours in the future. 

Sticking with easy products, I have recently started to only use a tinted brow gel on my eyebrows. I think especially on those hot days I can't be bothered to spend ages on my brows, which I normally do. Exactly for those days, I love my Givenchy Mister Brow Filler in 01 Brunette. Simple product but great results. 

For me, this wouldn't be a summer look without two things: brown eyeliner and a pretty highlighter of course. Let's start with the liner. For my standard wing, I love to use my Guerlain Fluid Eyeliner in 05 Brun Cendre. Such a gorgeous opaque true brown which lasts even on the hottest of days. 
For my lower lashline, I like to use a bit of YSL Dessin du Regard Waterproof Liner in 02 Brun Danger. Again, very opaque and long lasting. Exactly what I need on those hot summer days. 

Let's get to highlighter.. of course, I always need highlighter on my face. I just can't live without it! But no eye look is complete with a bit of glow under the browbone and in the inner corners of the eyes. For this, I am currently loving the Dior Nude Air Luminizer. A very subtle highlighter which gives you that glow without being glittery. I love my Becca Champagne Pop but this one is my go-to for my daily makeup.

For mascara, I am still loving and using my YSL The Shock Mascara in black. It gives me incredible volume and almost a false lash effect (which I LOVE). So if you love dramatic lashes this one is for you! I also sometimes wear false lashes over this mascara if I feel super dramatic that day.
Concealer is another must for me in the summer time as I tend to skip the foundation part completely. Here I use my trusty Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer in 01 Light. I just haven't found a better one.

Last but not least I want to quickly mention a nude lipstick I have discovered recently. It goes with everything, but what is a better combination than bronzy eyes and nude lips? The dream! I am talking about the YSL Rouge Pur Couture in 05 Beige Etrusque. 

By the way, if you want great deals for your summer makeup, head over to! They have an amazing discount on products for the perfect summer face makeup. But be quick, it's only TODAY! 

What is your go-to look in the summer?
xx Lisa

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Summer Lips Edit.

When it comes to lip products in the summer I tend to stick to my nudes. Haha okay, I love nude lips all year but in the summer especially there is nothing else that comes on my lips. Of course, there are beautiful orange, coral and peachy shades that scream summer, but that's just not me. 

So today I will show you my go-to nude lipsticks this summer.

First off, we have the Dior Lip Addict Ultra Gloss in 785 Diorama. Normally I am not the biggest fan of lipgloss. But when I wear one it's in the summer. I just love this wet and shiny look at this time of year. Also, you can easily wear it on top of lipsticks.. so versatile. This is my go-to nude lipgloss at the moment. In the tube, it looks a bit dark but on the lips it's the perfect natural shade. The finish is very shiny. But there is not a lot of glitter to be seen on the lips, which I totally like! The perfect day-to-day product for the summer. 

Tom Ford is one of my favourites when it comes to lipsticks at the moment. The formula is a dream. So creamy, opaque and long lasting. And the colours.. it's so hard to choose! My two favourites are again quite pinky nude shades. I don't know why, but pinky nudes suit me so much better than beige or even orange-toned nudes. They look so weird on me.

My two shades of choice are 04 Indian Rose and 07 Pink Dusk. Indian Rose is a bit darker and by far my most favourite. Pink Dusk is more girly, but also looks very pretty!

What are your go-to lipsticks in the summer?
xx Lisa

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Where I buy my necklaces.

I sometimes wear rings, I sometimes wear watches but something that you will always see on me are necklaces. And most of the time I will wear the same ones over and over again. I get so many questions about my worldmap necklace everytime you can see it on Instagram, so I thought I would sit down and write a post about where I usually shop my necklaces. 

The three necklaces you see in the picture are the only ones I wear. Most of the time I pair the small one with either the zodiac or the worldmap necklace. I just love layering!

So, the Zodiac and the worldmap necklace I got from Stilnest. The worldmap one, I already have for more than a year and have been wearing it non stop. And when I say non stop.. I mean it. I would sleep with it, shower with it.. everything! I also got a little "S" engraved on it, that's for my boyfriend's name. The quality is still amazing and that's why I decided to pick up a second one. This time I went for the zodiac necklace in the slightly longer version. You can get both in three different lengths. I have S and M. They also have both these necklaces in silver, gold and rosegold. So there will be something for everyone!

By the way, there is a huge sale going on on some zodiac necklaces. Just click here, and enter the code GEMINI20 at the checkout for 20% discount. It is valid until the 21st of June. So hurry!

Last but not least I have this dainty little Necklace from Missoma. I wear this one every day since I got it. It is so small and beautiful that I can pair it with everything.. so simple. On this one I have a "L" and "S" engraved on each side. Again, their quality is amazing. Definetly worth a little splurge!

Where do you like to shop necklaces or jewellery in general?
xx Lisa


Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Summer Skincare Edit.

Who wants loads and loads of foundation and concealer on their face on a hot summer day? Well, me neither. So the right skincare is even more important to me in the summer months. In contrast to winter, I love light textures, perfecting formulas but it still has to be hydrating. And I think I found the perfect routine for me. So I just had to share it with you.

I don't use any oils and only a minimum amount of serums in the summer. If I want a special treatment, I use my beloved Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair. But this doesn't happen daily. I like to keep it simple in the warmer months.

Let's start what I use at night. I have recently fallen in love with Clinique products, one of my favourites is the Moisture Surge creme. So light, but super hydrating! Exactly what I need. For my eye cream, I go for the All About Eyes also by Clinique. Again a very light gel texture. I might switch to the rich version once the autumn/winter comes back around. I love matte lipsticks, also in the summer, so my lips always have to be in perfect condition (no one wants to use a matte lipstick on dry and cracked lips.. THE WORST!) For this I love my ultimate multitasking product, the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream. You can use it for seriously everything, but I love it for my lips. There is a special lip balm version, but I just use the regular cream, as I can also use it on any dry patches on my face or my body.. seriously such a staple!

When it comes to skincare in the morning I just skip the eye cream completely. I know some people use it also before doing their makeup but I just feel my concealer would move way too much. For moisturizer, I love the Clinique Superdefense one. It has SPF 20, and protects your skin throughout the day while being extremely light. Obsessed!

I know this might already be a part of my makeup routine, but I personally love using my BB creams even on a no-makeup day. I love this natural but perfected look. My BB cream of choice is currently the Estee Lauder Double Wear All-Day-Glow BB Cream. Even though the name might suggest, it has nothing to do with the standard Double Wear foundation, which is very heavy and full coverage. The only similarity is the lasting power. I can wear it all day, even when it's extremely hot (and a bit TMI: I sweat so much on my face haha..). So it is such a genius product for me. The finish is more a light coverage but very glowy. THE summer foundation/BB cream!

I hope you liked my little summary of my summer skincare routine. I would love to hear about your go-to products!

xx Lisa

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

On positive thinking and how it affects everything.

Today I want to talk to you about something more personal than my favourite highlighter or my latest sunglasses purchase. I hope you like the variety here on my blog. I really do enjoy talking about the superficial things in life but from time to time I feel an urge to share some thoughts on a more serious and important subject. So this is what I do in today's post.

You probably already know what I want to talk about today from the title (or the picture haha). I would like to discuss and share with you my thoughts on positive thinking and how it really does affect all aspects of your life. 

I think I have always been a pretty positive person. I do believe that people have a tendency to be either a more optimistic or a pessimistic character. But I also believe that you can train your thoughts and your outlook on things. Some of you might think, why would it even matter what I think.. it doesn't affect what is happening. And I am sorry but I have to disagree. 

Some might call it Karma, others might call it the Law of attraction. I can relate to both but it doesn't really matter how you want to title it. The basic meaning is still the same: what you give, you get. By giving I don't mean only giving actual things. I also mean the thought or the words you give out to this world. As much as I do believe in the power of the universe, I understand that not a lot of people can identify with this kind of thinking. But there are much more logical things behind this theory than just a blind trust in the universe. 

Let's look at it in a more direct and realistic way. If you radiate positivity through your words and your thoughts you attract other people who have a similar outlook. It also works the other way. If you have very negative thoughts, they will always show in your words and your actions. That will attract other people who think and act in a similar way. Someone who enjoys life and has trust in their future will be less likely to interact with someone who has a negative and pessimistic outlook on things. And the people around you have an impact on your mood, which will impact your thoughts and then impact your actions. And in the end, your actions have the biggest impact on your future and your life. 
Imagine you are sitting with a group of friends and everyone is moaning about how your classes and exams have nothing to do with your future job and why would you even learn all that and everything you do is so pointless. Would you feel motivated to sit down and study? Or will you be more likely to watch some Netflix and forget about your "pointless" classes? 

So yes, your thoughts have a direct connection to your future. It is no magic power which converts your wishes and thoughts into reality. It is just you. And whether you do it consciously or subconsciously.. you should stop believing that your thoughts have no power over your future. There is no such thing as a fixed destiny, you create your own future. So think positive and surround yourself with positive people. And by the way, this is one thing that I love so much about my boyfriend. I might be the more positive person of the both of us, but he keeps on motivating me to work harder, push harder and be the best version of myself. Everyone should have this kind of person in their life. 

I could talk about this subject for years and years. There are so many more reasons to why I believe that positive thinking will give you a positive life. But this is the basic idea. If you want me to talk more about these things just let me know.. I would happily do so. 

And always remember.. you create your own reality. 
xx Lisa


Sunday, May 14, 2017

How I do my Eyebrows: Armani Eye & Brow Maestro.

Recently I have gotten a lot of questions regarding my eyebrows and how I do them. So today I thought I would do a whole post on them. I hope you enjoy!

First off, I know there are probably loads of girls who just use one product and that's it. But that's not me haha... Unfortunately, I have very thin and light brows, so they need a little bit more extra work. 

Earlier I have been using a normal brow pencil, but I find they tend to look unnatural and can even rip out some hair if they are very hard. For some time now I am using the Armani Eye & Brow Maestro in Wenge Wood. I was always a bit confused which colour to go for, but I think this one is a pretty good fit. Definitely on the darker side but I just try to use very little product and be light handed with it. Then it totally works for me. I had a different colour before, I think it was Copal and it was lighter, but also way too warm toned for me. I use this product with the Armani Brush that goes with it. And girls.. even when you don't want to invest in the Armani Brow Maestro.. get the brush! It's the best brow brush I have come across so far! 

I always start with a soft line on the bottom of my brows, then I do one on the top but I don't start right at the beginning of my brows on the top if that makes sense. Then I lightly fill in the gaps. And the most important part, brush through the brows in the end to give the most natural result. 

You could leave your brows here, but I like to perfect them a bit more. For this, I use my Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer in 01 Light to shape and tight line my brows. This makes the biggest difference! For highlighter, I like to give a bit of the YSL Couture Mono Eyeshadow in 12 Fastes on my browbone with the Da Vinci Highlighter Brush. And I am done! 

Now I would totally love to know which products you use for your brows!
xx Lisa

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

My favourite place to shop prints.

Happy Sunday everyone. Life is a little crazy right now as I moved house and started my Master.. but I still wanted to get this post out today. Interior is something that I don't talk much on here but still is a big passion of mine. I really hope to write these kinds of posts more often in the future and I also hope you guys will enjoy it.

Today I want to introduce you to my current favourite prints and the shop I like to get them from. I know that prints, and art in general, can be quite an expensive thing to invest in. As a student, I don't have the biggest budget to splurge on luxury things like these so I appreciate a more affordable option. A year back I discovered the online shop Desenio on Instagram. I was absolutely blown away by their selection of prints. Their style is absolutely my thing. Modern, sleek but they still have something special to them. You can get all kind of prints in their shop. They have quotes, photographs or just abstract art. 

I got my first few prints from them a few weeks back. I always thought they would be quite expensive so I never bothered to look into it too much. I just admired the beautiful interior photographs on their Instagram. But one day I just went on their website and looked into it. And it is really so much more affordable than you would think. And now I think I am addicted haha. I already have a new list of prints I want to get. Unfortunately, my boyfriend isn't the biggest fan of the ideao of having Fashion and Makeup related prints in our home... so they probably will be forever on my wishlist. I personally love quite simple prints. For the colour scheme, I obviously love black, white, grey and blush colours haha.. what a surprise! A good marble pattern is also something I can't say no to. 

And you know the best thing? You can even buy the matching frames on their website, again very affordable. I went for a mix of black and rose gold frames as this is the kind of colour scheme I want in my home.. 

I would love to know what you like when it comes to prints/ wall art!
xx Lisa

Sunday, April 30, 2017

The highlighter of dreams - BECCA Champagne Pop.

If you remember my post about the MAC highlighter in soft & gentle a few months ago, you might remember me saying that I will forever use this one and never will need another one.. well.. I take this statement back. I still believe that it is a stunning highlighter, but I just found one that I love even more. And since then I realised a few things about soft & gentle which I never realised before. 

On Black Friday last year I was browsing cult beauty and saw the hyped BECCA highlighter in champagne pop.. and I just had to try it. There are not a lot of occasions where you get 20% off BECCA products. When it arrived it was love at first sight. And suddenly I fell out of love with my soft & gentle. So I passed it on to my sister. Haha, as I said it is still a beautiful product but champagne pop is so much more me. It is more of like a gold than a pinky shade. This suits my skin colour so much more. And the biggest difference I have realised is the texture. BECCA is more an intense shimmer, much finer. MAC has actual big glitter pigments to it. I heard that the Mary-Lou Manizer by The Balm is a good dupe for the MAC one and is without the big particles. So maybe I will check this one out next. 

In terms of intensity, I feel like both highlighters are on the same level. Both are really intense. So if you are not into it, it's maybe not a highlighter for you. I tried some Dior highlighter the other day which I find much more subtle, so maybe give these a try. 

If you want to see me wearing the highlighter just visit my Instagram (@lisa.autumn). This is the only highlighter I wear these days.

Did you try any BECCA highlighter? Which other shade should I order next?
xx Lisa

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Asos Wishlist - Spring Dresses Edit.

Coat: Zara | Dress: Missguided

If you follow my Instagram or just take a look at my blog in general, you will know my obsession with blush and black. For me, this is the best combination. Edgy and sweet, what more could anyone want? I am currently pretty happy with my wardrobe but spring is coming soon (hopefully) and summer is also not that far away.. okay maybe I am a bit too optimistic? So I am slowly starting to look for some dresses for the warmer months.. and the first stop I always take is my beloved asos..

I have already ordered some of these. But unfortunately, I can't buy all of them at once. So I have to wait until at least next month to be able to splurge on some more. So I just really hope they will still be available by then.. (so please don't buy everything from my wishlist, okay?)

Which is your favorite? I definietly LOVE the second black dress and the fourth blush one.. dreamy!

xx Lisa



Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Spring Eyes Edit.

Here we are with another part of my Spring Makeup Series. I love a glowy base but your eye makeup can totally transform your look. From a natural and fresh day look to a smokey and sexy night look, eyes are the most powerful part of every look.

Of course, there are a million of different spring looks for your eyes but I like to keep it simple and fresh. I am personally not a big fan of glitter on my eyes (besides that eyebrow highlight.. YESSS). So the base for my eyelid is always pretty matte and neutral toned. For that, I like to use the Lancome Aquatique Base in 02 Beige Porcelaine. I actually use it all over my lids without any shadow on top. This product is waterproof and really doesn't move at all. I can imagine it being amazing under a shadow as well! I just really like that polish and natural look it gives.

For the ultimate fresh eye look, there is one thing that is way more important than your eyeshadow colour: the concealer! I have recently discovered the best duo to give me that "10 hours of beauty sleep"-look. 

The First step is a smoothing primer. For my under eyes especially I like to use the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Primer. Not only is the packaging to die for.. I mean seriously have you ever seen something prettier? But I just love the smoothing effect it has. I don't know if it makes your concealer last longer as mine is already pretty long lasting but I feel like it helps the concealer to sit right and also minimises any fine lines and pores. Obsessed!

As my concealer, I use the Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer in 01 Light. I was always a bit scared of this concealer because as we all know the Double Wear Foundation is pretty heavy and full coverage. I love it but as a concealer, I thought it might be too much and could look very unnatural. But this one is so perfect. The only similarity to the foundation is the coverage. It gives me the most flawless under eyes but the consistency is so creamy and light.. such a dream. On those days where I want to brighten up my under eye area even more, the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat is my secret weapon. I highly recommend the slightly pinky shade in 01 Luminous Ivory as this is the most illuminating one. On its own it doesn't give me enough coverage but of course, this varies from person to person.. 

Last but not least false lashes are a total must for a flirty spring look. My lashes of choice are the Ardell Demi Wispies. I have been using them for years and I can just say that they give the most natural look. Also they are budget friendly and of great quality. 

What is your must have when it comes to a spring eye look?
xx Lisa

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Spring Lips Edit.

Today I have another part of my Spring Makeup Series for you. As much as I love a bright and glowy base, lipsticks are very special to me. That's the fun part of every look.. and to me personally I also just love the look of a pretty lipstick collection on my vanity.. haha. Please tell me I am not the only one!

Anyway, back to the topic. In general, I would say my favourite kinds of lipsticks are matte ones. Especially when it comes to bolder colours. But I think spring is the perfect time for more shiny and glossy looking lips. On the other hand, it wouldn't be me if I wouldn't include at least one matte lipstick..

So let's start with the only matte one. For this category, I have chosen the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Mats in 217 Nude Trouble. Nudes are a must have for me all year but especially in the springtime, I love light colours on my lips. This lipstick is one of my favourite matte formulas as it is pretty matte, but not too matte that it looks and feels drying.. the perfect in between! The lasting power is also incredible. But I would like to add that the name is a bit misleading. This is more of a muted pink colour than a nude. But still very very pretty if you want to try something else than your standard nude. 

The next one is another pinky nude, but a very sheer and glossy version: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-In-Stick in 47 Beige Blouse. This formula is a bit more spring appropriate. But because of the very moisturising oils in the lipstick, I also love it in the colder months when my lips are very dry. Of course it is not as long lasting as the matte formula but believe me.. the packaging is so stunning you are happy to get it out a few times a day to reapply!

Can you tell I am a YSL fan? Another one of their lipsticks or better said lip creams made it into my spring selection: Yves Saint Laurent Vernis A Levres Vinyl Cream in 404 Nude Pulse. I have recently gotten into lip creams, especially for spring and summer I love the creamy and light texture. The colour is another pretty nude, a bit more beige maybe and the lasting power is between the Rouge Pur Couture Mat and the Rouge Volupte Shine. So if you want a bit more colour but not the matte look then this one is a perfect choice.

This wouldn't be my blog if I wouldn't show you at least one Chanel lipstick.. so if I want a bit of Chanel on my lips in the spring time, I will most likely choose the Chanel Rouge Coco in 402 Adrienne. This is not only one of my spring faves, but I would say one of my top 3 lipsticks of all time. This shade of nude is so flattering on me, it gives enough colour without being too much and the finish is light and moisturising so that I can wear it even when my lips are not in the best state... such a dream!

I am not sure under which category you can find this product but I would just describe it as a lip tint/lipgloss: Lancôme Juicy Shaker in 142 Freedom of Peach. I have first seen this on Estee Lalonde's Youtube and fallen in love. I am normally not the biggest lipgloss fan and also peachy tones scare me a bit but this product just works for me. The colour payoff is not too much so that my lips look like a juicy subtle peach shade. But the best is the formula, it is so hard to describe but it feels so light and different on the lips. Again there are different oils in the shaker which are probably the main reason for the smoothing and calming feeling on the lips. But I definitely have to say that the colour doesn't stay on as long as I would like it to. But I guess that's just how it is with glossy and moisturising lip products.

Last but not least I have a lip care product. My lips aren't as dry in the spring time as they are in winters but a bit of extra care is always good. I have recently fallen in love with the Dior Addict Lip Scrub and just can't get enough. I use it as a preparation for any lipstick (especially the matte ones) but I also use it on casual days on its own. It is so moisturising and leaves my lips looking fabulous.

{here I am wearing Chanel Rouge Coco in Adrienne}

By the way, all of these shades and lipsticks are just perfect for the current easter time. I don't have a certain look I go for every easter but I will be surely wearing one of these beauties! Also, head over to Flaconi for a beautiful selection of products for the easter time!

Do you have a special makeup item or look which you will be wearing this easter?
Let me know!

xx Lisa

{This post was kindly sponsored by Flaconi}

Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Spring Skin Edit.

It is April, which means spring is here.. or at least kind of here. I love to give my wardrobe a nice spring clean-out every year.. and maybe also splurge on a few new cute dresses (which I will show you in another post). BUT I feel like changing your makeup and skincare is equally important. 

When I think about makeup in the spring time, I see fresh and glowing skin, light colours and a natural finish. Even though this look sounds much easier than a full face of heavy makeup, it can be even harder. For a fresh and dewy look, you need the perfect base. By that, I don't mean that your skin has to be flawless. But your skin has to be in a very good condition.

1. Skincare is the number one step here. I have recently fallen in love with serums. I always thought this is an unnecessary step in my skincare routine.. but let me tell you: it totally changes the game! My serum of choice is the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum.  I use it every evening and my skin looks smoother, healthier and totally glowing the next morning. And this is exactly what we are looking for.

2. The next step is a good primer. This is another one which I always thought is not really important. I have to admit, in the winter months I sometimes skip this as my skin doesn't tend to need this and my makeup lasts quite well. But with the months getting warmer I always need some extra lasting power for my makeup. This Lancome La Base Pro Primer helps your foundation to last longer and also provides a much smoother base for your foundation and makes it look even more natural and perfect. 

3. Last but not least is the foundation. If you have a good skincare and primer routine, this is just the finish touch to your dewy and glowy spring look. I have very fair skin, which is also very sensitive so I tend to have quite a lot of redness especially around my nose and my cheeks. Therefore I always look for a medium coverage foundation which I can build up to a full coverage one for nights out. The problem with these foundations is that they tend to be very matte and unnatural looking. This is why I used to stick to various BB-creams, which never really gave me the coverage I wanted.. and then I found my new holy grail foundation: The Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. The perfect coverage but a luminous finish.. I am obsessed!

What are your top tips for a fresh and dewy face makeup?
xx Lisa

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

How to Style a Trench Coat.

As many of you know my favourite seasons are autumn and winter. But I can't lie, I am always a bit excited when spring comes around and I can whip out my classic beige trench coat and feel super elegant. Today I want to show you my go-to looks when it comes to this timeless piece. 

First of all, I want to mention that it doesn't always have to be the standard colour beige. Of course, this will forever be THE classic one, but every year there is at least one trend colour which I just can't resist. This year is definitely the year of blush tones. But let's start off with the first outfit.

1. The Casual Edit.

This look just screams spring. The casual boyfriend jeans and the classic striped t-shirt go so well with the shorter and more laid-back look of the trench coat.

2. The Office Edit. 

This has to be one of my favourite looks. I just love the classic designs and the clean cuts. A longer classic trench coat is a staple for every office look. This style is my go-to when it comes to trench coats. I love a fitted and tailored look.

3. The Fashionista Edit.

As I said, a trench doesn't have to be the standard beige colour. This year all kinds of blush / pink tones are huge and I won't complain.. I just love this colour so much!

Which one is your favourite look? Or do you have any other way you like to style your trench coat?
Let me know!
xx Lisa

{This post was written in collaboration with Jack Wills}

Sunday, March 26, 2017

My thoughts on Mother's Day feat. MISSOMA.

I know every family is different, some are closer, some are more distanced and sometimes you consider people your family who are not really related to you. Having a family is so important to me, in whatever shape or form. I believe having a family makes your life so much more joyful. Mother's Day to me is not only a day to celebrate your mother, I always like to celebrate my family. 

Having a family that always has your back no matter what happens, doesn't judge you but always give their honest opinion even though you don't want to hear it, is one of the biggest blessings in life. And if your best friend represents your family to you, this is amazing as well. To me, my closest family is my mother and my sister. So on Mother's Day, I like to celebrate not only my mother but also my sister. 

We have been very close ever since but of course, there have been a few difficult times, as I am sure everyone has with their family when they grow up. But now, that I and my sister are more (or less) adults, we are closer than ever.. even though we have more miles between us than we ever had before. But I guess you always value the most important things much more when you don't have them available all the time.

Normally we don't do big gifts on Mother's Day. Back when we both lived at home we used to clean the house and make breakfast for our mum. Now that we are both out of the house I wanted to get them something special. I already had a few Missoma pieces before, so I knew their quality would be amazing. I also remembered they had a wide selection of engravable jewellery (a free service!) so I decided to get theses three beautiful bracelets. On the front, it has our initials (S&L&S) and on the back, it says "family first". So if you don't have any idea what to get your mum, sister or friend yet.. maybe take a look at their engravable jewellery.. you will definitely find the perfect gift!

I would love to know how you celebrate Mother's Day!
xx Lisa

{This post was kindly sponsored by Missoma}

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Where and how to buy cashmere pieces.

I love fashion, but I also love comfort. When something looks pretty but doesn't feel good I won't get as much wear out of it as I would like. Maybe this is also a part of getting older.. I am slowly shifting away from fast fashion. Of course I still enjoy Zara, H&M and so on but I just don't buy as many random pieces as I did a few years ago. I try to really think about the things I buy: Do I have something similar already? Will I get the wear out of it? Can I style it with other things from my current wardrobe? Is it comfortable? and most importantly.. is the quality even worth the price tag? 

I have always thought people who buy cashmere pieces just have too much money haha. Of course, cashmere is expensive.. and when it's not it is most probably not 100% cashmere. Which of course is fine as well, if this is what you are looking for. Cashmere feels and looks beautiful but as a student, you most likely don't have the budget to buy loads of pieces at once. It is more like a process, where you invest in one or two pieces now and then.. at least this is how it is for me. So I have a few tips you should consider when building your cashmere collection:

1. Where to buy?
I personally love to buy my cashmere knits in high-quality shops, which are not necessarily big designer brands. The fabric itself is already expensive when you then have to pay for the name on top of it, it can get VERY pricey. I have recently fallen in love with Boden, where I also got the two pieces which are shown in the pictures. Here you can find the cardigan and here you will get to the jumper, which I bought a few sizes up to get a nice oversized look.

2. What to buy?
When it comes to cashmere, I like to stick to the staples. No crazy colours, no unusual cuts. You can always pair a classic cashmere cardigan with a fun and bright dress, which automatically elevates the quality of your outfit without breaking the bank.

3. Why to buy?
Cashmere is pricey, but it is worth it if you invest wisely. These pieces are much warmer, comfier, less itchy and more resilient than many wool knits. 

Let me know where you love to shop your cashmere pieces!
xx Lisa

{This post was kindly sponsored by Boden}