Sunday, January 27, 2019

What To Wear This Valentine's Day.

*This post contains PR Samples which have been gifted to me with no obligation to write this post.

It's almost February and this means it's almost Valentine's Day. I actually always loved this day. Of course, you can and should do something romantic for your partner more often than just once a year. But a special day just for your loved one is a beautiful idea. And this day is not about presents to me. It's all about spending time with each other. But even when you are not in a relationship, why not spoiling yourself on Valentine's Day? Whatever your plans are, with your significant other or just on your own. I think it's the perfect occasion to dress up and change up the outfits you would normally be wearing. 

As you know, I am all about the neutrals. So you won't find any bright pinks or reds in my closet. So I wouldn't necessarily go out and get a bubblegum pink dress just for that day. But I think it's the perfect opportunity to bring in some color with some Valentine's Day appropriate shoes and bags. My fave thing to shop for anyway. 

Here are some of my faves by Kurt Geiger. A brand I am completely obsessed with right now. I have the grey Kingly flats and ADORE them. So sparkly, flattering and comfortable. And the best.. they are on sale right now and there are a few sizes left. But I might need to get some red heels soon?

The Shoes




The Bags


What are your plans for this Valentine's Day?

x Lisa
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Sunday, January 20, 2019

All About That Glow.

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Who is not all about that glow? I know it might be a trend thing but it's been stuck around for quite some time now. Do you guys remember when everything was about looking as matte and non-oily as possible? These days the line between looking oily and looking glowy is very blurry. But I like it that way! 

Today I will share with you my go-to products for a glowy look. And please don't forget to leave me your recommendations in the comments. 

(CT HOLLYWOOD FLAWLESS FILTER | CT WONDERGLOW | CT FILMSTAR BRONZE & GLOW | CT EYES TO MESMERISE "JEAN")

PREP 
I honestly feel like looking glowy is way easier when you are a bit more tanned. I am naturally very, very pale. So unless I just came from a sunny holiday I need some extra help there. For these days I love to use the *Charlotte Tilbury Bronze & Glow Mask. You simply use it in the night and you will wake up with that sun-kissed look. But don't worry. It's not that intense and it's buildable. So if you want it a bit darker, just use it a couple nights in a row. I am obsessed. 

PRIME
My primer of choice is *Wonderglow by Charlotte Tilbury. I use this daily for a couple of months and don't see myself changing to another one anytime soon. It's not one of those horrible slippery silicone feeling primers. It's amazing. If I want a bit of extra glow I mix it in with my foundation instead of using it under it.

GLOW
The star of this post is without a doubt the new *Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter. (I know another CT product.. but it's my favourite brand so I hope you forgive me). At first, I was a bit confused with what this product actually is. Is it a primer, a foundation or a highlighter? It's a bit of everything. I sometimes use it under my makeup, sometimes on its own and sometimes only on my cheekbones for a natural-looking glow. It also comes in 7 shades. So there should be one for everybody. If you only get one of the products from this post.. this is it!

POWDER
If we think about glow we all probably think about powder highlighter first. And even though I don't think it's the only way to get the look, I think it's a pretty important part. I sometimes skip a powder highlighter when I want to go for a very natural look. But on most days the *Filmstar Bronze & Glow palette by Charlotte Tilbury is a must for me. 

BRIGHTEN
I bet you all heard about the *YSL Touche Eclat a million times. But it is for a good reason. I get this one out everytime I had didn't get enough sleep and need some help in the under-eye area. It doesn't have too much coverage so I use it more like a brightening than a concealing product. 

EYES 
The finishing touch to a fresh glowy look would be the eyes. I am not someone who likes to use a lot of eyeshadow. I just find it too time-consuming. But a quick wash with one colour over my lids always sounds fab to me. *"Jean" by Charlotte Tilbury is the perfect product for this. A subtle and natural looking champagne-gold with a slight shimmer. Gorgeous. 


I would love to hear about your favourite products to achieve a glowy makeup look!

xx Lisa
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Sunday, January 13, 2019

How To Organise Your Professional & Personal Life.

*The products in this post have been sent to me as PR Samples with no obligation to write this post
The new year has just started and if you are anything like me, you loooove an occasion to re-organize your life. Be it sorting out your closet, cleaning out your makeup or like today: thinking about how to most effectively organize your professional and personal life. Whether or not you are working from home, all of us have to juggle our private life and work schedule. So today I would like to share with you my top tips on how to wing both of them at the same time. 




Have two different planners 
This is something I tried out over the past year and found it worked perfectly for me. I love having two different planners for my work and my personal life. My work planner should ideally be more detailed and in-depth but with my personal planner, I like to go lighter and also have some fun with the design. Of course, this is different for everyone, but my personal planner consists mostly of appointments and to do lists so I just don't need as much space as I do with my work planner. But if this idea is just too much for you and you are scared you might get confused with the two: another good way to distinguish these two areas is using different colors in your planner. Maybe a blue pen for your work and a black one for your private life?

Blackout timeslots
So, now you have set up your new planner(s).. and what now? It might be extremely tempting to go all in and schedule every single minute of your days to a certain task and get on that 'girl boss mentality'. But if you do that, trust me.. you will most likely feel like a failure in a couple of days time. Realistically tasks sometimes take longer to accomplish and other times something unexpected happens which takes away another hour from your day. Blacking out certain time slots in your day is essential. Maybe schedule one blank hour a day for your work things and one blank hour for your personal life. This way you ensure to meet your end goals for the day and in turn, you keep being motivated. 

Prioritize & create boundaries
This is especially important when you work from home. But even when you have a more traditional job, creating boundaries is essential to achieve that work-life balance. Make sure you set yourself clear deadlines for the day when you have to be done with work and your personal life starts. Also, try not to do anything work related on weekends and if you have to, schedule another day during the week to have just for yourself. It is essential to have those downtimes for ourselves. Without them, we are less productive in our work life and less happy in our personal lives. So having those down times to yourself is a win-win for everyone. Your family and your employer. 

Do not apologize, but explain
Everyone's life and everyone's jobs are very different. So obviously all of us make different decisions when it comes to work and life schedules. This is something everyone has to understand. So please do not feel pressured to apologize for getting work done when others are having their well-earned fun times. But explaining why this is so important right now and how you will get back that time in the future always helps. 

Make those calls 
In order to not neglect your personal life while climbing that career ladder, you sometimes have to force yourself to take the first step. Scheduling in calling your family and friends and setting dates to meet up is essential. Put it right up there on your to-do list. This is sometimes easier said than done, but it is so worth it. And if we are honest.. these calls only take a couple of minutes out of our morning. No excuses!


Eliminate distractions & procrastination
This is vital to work effectively and to ensure you get enough personal time. Yes, sometimes even I am tempted to check my personal emails or to quickly scroll through Instagram when I am supposed to get work done. But if you do that, you are simply sabotaging yourself. Because those few moments do not feel like proper 'me' time but they still take away from that proper 'me' time. If you just keep being focused you will finish your tasks much earlier and you will have so much more time to spend on yourself and really enjoy it. So disable those Buzzfeed push notifications and maybe put your phone on flight mode for a couple of hours. 

x Lisa
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Sunday, January 6, 2019

How To Make Your Home Smell Amazing.

*This post was written in collaboration with Notino.de


Since I moved to our new apartment in December, I have been all about the small things to make our home more homely. One of the things, that may seem small, but actually, make the biggest difference is how your home smells. And it's so fun as well. I love changing up scents to go hand in hand with the new season. Today I will share with you different ways to make your home smell exactly the way you want it. 

Candles are probably the most obvious choice when it comes to bringing a beautiful scent to your house. And it's probably also my fave. It not only makes the room smell like cookies, roses or fresh linen, but candles also give the room a coziness that no artificial light can. My current go-to candles are the Woodwick candles, as they not only smell amazing, but they also give this cozy crinkle sound which reminds me of a fireplace. All the cozy vibes.



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On the other side, you might not think about handsoaps when it comes to scent your house. And obviously, a good smelling soap is not something you notice all the time. However, have you ever been to a really fancy restaurant or hotel and their soap smelled so amazing that it made yourself feel even fancier? Well, if you want to go for that, then I can only recommend the Aesop handsoaps. Literally, the packaging and the actual soap are amazing and I feel like my hands smell luxurious even an hour after washing them.


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A diffuser is a great alternative to a candle when you want something that constantly smells nice, even when you are not at home or you have children around and you'd prefer not to have a candle burning. I love to use a diffuser in the bathroom, as I don't tend to light a candle there.

Diffuser: Max Benjamin
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A room spray is kind of an 'emergency' tool for me. Your home smells instantly beautiful, without having to wait for the scent of the candle or diffuser to spread. Especially great after cooking an Indian meal by the way. 
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What do you like to use to make your home smell amazing?

x Lisa

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