Sunday, August 13, 2017

Buying basics on a budget.

I know I usually preach buying "quality over quantity" and as much as I believe in this, I think there are things that are just not worth spending a fortune on.


I love investing in a timeless good quality coat or a beautiful pair of black boots. I also think handbags are amazing investments if you choose wisely. But when it comes to loungewear or very basic clothes, I like to go for bargains. I mean you have to save some money somewhere in order to splurge on the key pieces, right? A shop where I always go back to for exactly those pieces is Romwe. I bet you all heard of them before, they are known for very low priced fast fashion. As I said, usually not the place where I would invest in. But I felt like I needed a few hoodies in my life and as I only wear them at home or on the way to the gym I was not too keen on spending a fortune on them. So here I show you what I got. Of course, I went for my usual colour palette: grey, black and blush. I hope you are not bored of it by now?!





Where do you like to shop your basics? And what do you love to invest in?
xx Lisa

{This Post was written in collaboration with Romwe}
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Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Ordinary - Worth the Hype?


There has been such a big hype around the "The Ordinary" products lately, so I just needed to try some myself and see what the fuss is all about. I was quite happy with my skincare routine, but could definitely use a new face oil. Also, their prices are really so low (SERIOUSLY) so I thought, why not?
And I am so glad I did that!

I did some research in advance, because I wasn't sure what I should pick. I knew I wanted a face oil, a serum, something with vitamin C and also a spot treatment. So let's talk about the products I ended up buying. Oh just one thing before we start, the easiest way to buy those products is Asos.. especially when you already buy loads on there haha..

Sounds amazing, right? And it is. It is simple and that's what I love about it. A lot of face oils these days have a variety of different ingredients. This one only has one. And it does what it promises. When I have extremely dry skin I use this at night and the dryness disappears over night. A life saver! And I can't wait to use it even more in the colder months. 

Such a godsend for everyone with dry skin. I mostly apply it in the morning under my moisturiser. It feels like my moisturiser and this serum are working so well together. I just adore this product. Also, it feels ultra light and not oily on the skin so I can wear it under makeup without having to worry. 

I was looking for a product containing Vitamin C, as I was really lacking this in my routine. And as you know, Vitamin C brightens your skin and I am all about that bright and glowy skin. I decided on this one as it is also supposed to have anti ageing benefits. I mainly use this at night as a serum. 

I never really suffer from breakouts, but from time to time (better said once a month) I get one or two blemishes. Then I love to have something on hand to help me out. Of course, you can never expect a miracle, but this solution really helped me out and minimised those breakouts. But I would say if you have sensitive or dry skin, only use it on the problem area, when you use it on your whole face I find it way too harsh!



Have you tried any of their products?

xx Lisa



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Sunday, July 30, 2017

The best chocolate cookies you will ever have.



This Sunday I want to share with you the ultimate chocolate cookie recipe. Let's not talk too much and get started right away: it's just too good! I found it on TheAnnaEdit, but changed it a few times and now I've been making them the exact same way for years. So here we go..


Ingredients for about 12 pieces of heaven:
200g butter
250g sugar 
1 egg
275g (self-raising) flour
75g cocoa powder
as much chocolate of your choice as you like
a splash of milk

Throw your softened butter into a bowl, add in the sugar and give it a good mix. Crack in an egg and mix even more, then throw in the flour and cocoa powder. Mix again until it's even. Things might seem a little dry at this point so add in a few splashes of milk to combine the mixture into more of a dough if necessary. Line two trays with baking paper, divide the mixture into 12 balls.

Then it's time get creative. I like to break up about 200g of milk chocolate and at it evenly in all the 12 cookies. You can use more or less chocolate or even white or dark ones. Why not even add nuts or berries?

When you pimped your cookies place far apart on the tray. Pop it in the preheated fan oven at about 220°C. Get them out after 10 minutes. You might need to experiment with the exact time a few times depending on your oven. But don't be scared: they will be super sloppy still when you remove them, but leave them to cool for around 20 minutes (if you can wait that long). I promise they will be the best thing you ever had!

Have a relaxing Sunday!
xx Lisa

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

NEW IN: Dolce & Gabbana Sunnies.




If you have been following me for a while you know how much I love designer sunglasses. D&G has to be one of my favourite brands when it comes to sunnies. Their shapes and sizes seem to fit my face perfectly. So I just needed to get my hands on another pair.



I decided on the D&G DG4286F This one is very oversized and dramatic. I love how the square frame compliments my round face shape. I am just obsessed. What are your favourite shapes? I feel like cat-eye or more squared glasses suit me the best. Round ones only make my fave look even rounder. 

I have linked few of my current cravings below. Next on my list are definitely the Celine Tilda and some Prada Cinema ones.. or MiuMiu Noir? Haha.. decisions, decisions.. 


xx Lisa

{This post was sponsored by SmartBuyGlasses.com}

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Summer Beauty Must-Haves Edit.


This post is a bit of a random one. I won't show you a certain look or will talk about a certain product. I just thought I will show you which products I reach for in the summer months. You can also read about my Summer Lipsticks Edit (here) or my Summer Skincare Edit (here).  I don't change my makeup too much throughout the seasons, but there are certain products which I use way more in different seasons. So let's get started with my little rundown of my summer beauty must-haves.


Let's start with a bit of an odd product. When we think about summer we don't necessarily think about heavy foundations, at least I don't. That's why I normally won't reach for foundations at all. I just love using a really good concealer instead. My concealer I love throughout the whole year is the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-place concealer. Such a fab product, very light, very natural but enough coverage. If my skin is acting or I need to look a bit more flawless I use the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation. I know, normally not what you would expect to be a good summer foundation. But as I said, I only use it when I really need to. This foundation is heavy, but it lasts so long which I need on those hot summer days.


Another product which I can't live without is waterproof mascara. I change mine up all the time, but the one I am using and loving at the moment is the Max Factor False Lash Effect Waterproof. But I always think that mascara is such a personal thing, a lot of mascaras people love don't work for me at all. So just try it out for yourself.


My skin tends to get quite oily in the heat, so I like to use a good setting powder around my T-Zone. Here I choose the Vichy Dermablend powder. It is transparent without giving you that weird white powdery look. But I have to say that I only use a little bit. I think that is key to using powders in the summer without looking cakey.



Bronzer is something I also use all year around, but I definitely use it the most in the summer. I am quite pale and my skin doesn't want to tan easily. Also, I try not to be in the sun too much to keep my skin protected. But I still like that summer glow. For that, I love my trusty old Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer. If you ask me, it's the best investment you can make. It blends perfectly, it comes in a variety of shades and lasts ages. The dream!


When it comes to lipsticks there is not a certain one I use every year. But my nude lipsticks tend to be a bit more on the pinky side when it gets warmer. Two of my current faves are the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy in the shade "Desirable" and on the matte side of things the Armani Rouge D'Armani in 103 Nuda. 


Last but not least my current favourite perfume is Chloe Love. Such a gorgeous powdery scent. Definitely, give it a try if you get the chance!

By the way, Notino.de are having a great Summer Makeup category. Loads of products which are perfect for the summer months. And the best thing, you can win a 200gift card. Just go to their Instagram and follow their instructions: here. If you would like to win the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in the shade 1N2 head over to my Instagram and join the giveaway!

What are your summer beauty products that you can't live without?

{This post was written in collaboration with Notino.de}



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Sunday, July 9, 2017

NEW IN: Henry London Watches.


So today I am excited to tell you about some new watches that found their way into my collection, and I am talking about the Henry London timepieces. 

You all know, especially if you follow my Instagram (@lisa.autumn) that I am obsessed with watches, so when I randomly found their Instagram (@henrywatches) I FELL IN LOVE! Their designs are everything I am looking for in a watch: modern, but still classic, chic and luxurious. So I am so happy to finally have got my hands on some. So I needed to share them with you guys. 


The first in my collection is this oversized rose gold beauty, Richmond HL41-CM-0040. I love watches which are bigger and kind of look like you stole them from your boyfriend's closet. So this was love at first sight! 


For the second one, I wanted a total timeless classic one, the Richmond HL39-CS-0036. And what is more classic than a black leather strap and a white face? Of course, I had to go for my beloved rosegold again.. haha I just can't help it!



Last but definitely not least is a more petite model, for the occasions where I need a more understated and elegant piece on my wrist. For this, I chose the Finchley HL34-SS-0200.

By the way, if you live in Germany the easiest way to get hold of your own Henry London watch is Zalando. They have an amazing variety.. below I will show you my favourites. Maybe I will get some more in the future? Let's see. I also feel like I need a silver one and gold of course.. Oh, can I just have all of them? Get 20% off with the code "LISA20" on the Henry London website. Happy Shopping!





xx Lisa

{This post was written in collaboration with Henry London}

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

The Perfect Duo: YSL Touche Eclat Foundation & Primer.



I know you guys just love it when I talk about new discoveries in the beauty department. Today I would love to talk about my latest obsession: The YSL Touch Eclat Le Teint Foundation and the Touche Eclat Blur Primer

I only recently tried out some YSL beauty products and I seriously don't know what took me so long. Everything I have tried so far totally exceeded my expectations. You can feel and see how high quality their products are. Even though I love their lipsticks (see this post) I feel like their base products are the true star of the YSL beauty range. They never disappoint. 
I have the shade BR20, and for me, it's the perfect shade. If you don't have any chance of trying the foundation at the counter directly (which I highly suggest) google images are your best friend. But always remember that the pictures might be edited (especially in blog posts) and lighting also plays a big role. So be careful! 

But let's talk about the Touche Eclat Le Teint Foundation itself. The formula is very light and quite liquidy so I thought the coverage can't be that high. But to me, it is a solid medium (maybe even medium to full) coverage. Definitely enough for me. But the biggest highlight, literally highlight, of this foundation is its radiance. Your skin just looks so healthy, natural, glowy and perfected! What else would you be looking for? So if you like a very heavy and matte finish, you won't like this one. But these days it's all about that glow anyway, right?

Just a few words about the Blur Primer: I also really love the primer (and it's also so pretty to look at). But again it's a very silicone based primer, so I wouldn't use it all the time and definitely not all over my face. But for occasional use, I think this primer works really well! 


Do you guys have any suggestions for a primer which makes your foundation lasts longer, but without that silicone feel? 

xx Lisa

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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

{This post was written in collaboration with smartbuyglasses.de}


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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 flaconi.de! 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

{this post was written in collaboration with flaconi.de}
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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

{This post was written in collaboration with Notino.de}
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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


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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

{This post was written in collaboration with Notino.de}

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