Sunday, December 31, 2017

What I Wish For In 2018 | Festive Edit.

Yes, here we go again: the annual New Year's Resolutions-Post. This is the last post for my "Festive Edit" series this year. I feel kind of sad, as I really enjoy December so much, but I am also excited about a new beginning, the next chapter. 
Exactly one year ago I published a post all about the things I want to achieve in 2017. So let's quickly recap on this before we move on. 

1. Getting Healthier
Well, this kind of worked and kind of not. In 2017 I definitely worked out way more than I ever did     before, but I could really work on eating healthy way more. I feel like this slipped a bit this year.

2. Finding My Path
I mean you probably feel like you are constantly evolving and finding your path your whole life. But this year I definitely came closer to myself and what I want to do with my life. I finally started my Master in Economics and I feel like for the first time in a long long time I have a plan again. 

3. Reading More
Well, this one is a bit debatable. I do read more than I did in 2016, but this is probably mostly because of the things I have to do for University. But that counts, right?

4. Be More Responsible With Money
YES YES YES. I can absolutely and confidently say that I improved here. I have an actual savings account now and I don't randomly spend money anymore when I don't really need the item. Even my boyfriend can vouch for that haha. 

5. Stop Procrastinating 
It's really hard to measure this one, but I would say I also improved here. I think it's nothing I worked on consciously, it was more a necessity to stay sane. It's quite a bit of work to balance University, my blog, Instagram, the gym and my social life. You really have to be quite productive to keep up with everything. If I can say so, I am a bit proud of myself to have managed everything the way I did. 

So all in all 2017 was quite a successful year for me, but there are a few parts of my life that could use some improvement. 

So what do I wish for in 2018? 

1. Getting Healthier
This one will have to stay on my list of things I want to achieve in the new year. As I said, I made quite the progress on my fitness journey, but the nutrition side of things is really lacking at the moment. So I hope to better myself and eat more consciously and all in all more healthy. And of course, keep on working out regularly. 

2. Succeeding in University 
I am not going to lie, the first semester of my Masters was more than tough. I don't really have the background knowledge most of the other students have and you could really tell that. While they could revise what they learned before and learn even more, I had to start all over again. I am proud to say I have passed all the exams nevertheless, but the grades are still not where I want them to be. So I hope I will continue to study that hard, maybe will improve with time and eventually catch up to everyone else. 

3. Feeling at home somewhere
It's really hard to explain, but I am currently living in a tiny flat while I figure out where I actually want to go. I will stay another year in University, in case everything goes right, so I will most probably stay in this transitional "home" until then. I can't wait for a place that I can really call home. A place I can furnish and decorate the way I want. And where I have all my belongings in one place. At the moment they are just split between my mother's house and my flat. Realistically this won't happen before 2019, but a girl can dream, right? 

4. Travel more
I bet this one is also on your list. I just want to escape my little word more often. See new places, experience life the way other people do and just change my perspective. I hope to do that way more in 2018. On my list would be anywhere in Scandinavia, Austria, the UK, the US, Newzealand and so on. The list could literally be endless.. 

What are your New Year's Resolutions if you have any?

xx Lisa


Sunday, December 24, 2017

The New Years Eve Makeup | Festive Edit.

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First of all: Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you guys are all enjoying a cosy time with your loved ones, whether you are celebrating this holiday or not. 

I know there has been a lot of Christmas related content already, on my blog and practically everywhere else, so today I want to show you the makeup look I will go for on New Year's Eve. And if you are looking for a last minute look for tonight, why not try this one? 

For me the festive season is all about sparkles and glitter, so no wonder this is what I am going for with this look.

The Eyes
For the sparkly base for my eyeshadow, I used the YSL Full Metal Shadow in "4 Onde Sable". To deepen the look I went for the Mac "Honey Lust". I really wanted the shadow to be the main feature of the look, so I did not go for my standard black liquid eyeliner. Instead, I went for a soft blended eyeliner look with my YSL Dessin Du Regard Eyeliner in "Brun Danger". A way more subtle option to my classic winged liner. But it wouldn't be an evening look if I didn't use false lashes. It won't surprise you that I went for my favourite Ardell Demi Wispies. I don't even own any other lashes.. the obsession is real. 

The Base
One thing every evening look has in common: it needs a flawless and longlasting base. The new YSL All Hours Encre de Peau Foundation is just that. It seriously lasts all night (or day) and still looks perfect. But I have to say I need to use a good moisturizer before as it tends to cling a bit on the dry patches. So if you have extremely dry skin this one is maybe not for you. But I feel like this is quite normal for long-lasting foundations. Do you guys have a recommendation for the girls with dry skin? 
My concealer was as always the Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer. A holy grail for me! But I have talked about it a million times already so I won't go into details here. For blush, I used a subtle rose tone "Sunlight Mood Lights" by Makeup Revolution.

The Lips
It was pretty hard for me to decide on a lip colour for this look. I used to always wear a bright red lip on New Year's Eve. But I felt it didn't go that well with this look, something was off. So in the end, I decided on a pinky nude shade - the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy in "120 Desirable". One of my all-time favourites.

What will your makeup look be on New Year's Eve?

xx Lisa


Sunday, December 17, 2017

My Go-To Apple Crumble | Festive Edit.

When I think about the festive season, the smell of delicious treats come to my mind. Who is with me? Two things I love to make in December are my chocolate cookies (recipe here) and a delicious apple crumble. So today I want to share with you how I like to make mine. 

Ingredients for 4-6 people 
  •  4 apples of choice
  • 120g butter (unsalted)
  • 80g normal oats
  • 90g flour
  • 150g sugar (I prefer brown sugar)
  • 80g chopped almonds
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon 

First, you start off by preheating the oven to around 180 degrees Celsius and then preparing the topping/crumble. You basically just stir together all the ingredients (besides the apples). It works very well when you melt the butter a bit beforehand. 

Then onto the apples. Sometimes I peel and dice them, and sometimes I just cut them in the middle and take out the core and then place it with the cut side up in a pan. It totally depends on my mood. The first one takes a bit longer to prepare and the second one reminds me a bit more of baked apples. 

Whatever you choose, just pop the apples in a baking pan and then pop the crumble on top. Bake them for about 20 minutes covered with some aluminium foil and continue baking it for another 20 minutes without the foil to make it all nice and golden. 

I serve it with some vanilla ice cream or vanilla sauce (or both?)

Let me know if you tried this recipe!

xx Lisa


Sunday, December 10, 2017

How To Glow For The Holidays & GIVEAWAY | Festive Edit.

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Today I want to talk to you about my latest obsession: Rodial Makeup! I first came across this brand through Lydia Elise Millen, as she used to rave about their contour powder non-stop. So of course, me desperately trying to look just 1% as good as Lydia does, I had to give it a go. And let me tell you, it totally exceeded my expectations.

I never was a big fan of contouring. I only really used bronzer to define my face a bit. But now I know this was because I haven't found the perfect contour powder. I even used the hyped Kevyn Aucoin one, but it just looked like dirt on my face. Others again looked way to orange. But this Rodial Contour Powder really looks like a shadow and that's it. No other weird undertones. I am obsessed and I know I will be using this forever now. 

More recently I was on the hunt for a very natural highlighter. Don't get me wrong, I still adore my Champagne Pop and my Dior Nude Air but I wanted something more subtle for every day use. I remebered how subtle my countour powder is so I tried their Illuminating Powder as well. And again... I adore it! You won't get that super obvious, show-stopping highlight but you will glow in a natural looking way. So if you are looking for that, you don't have to search any further. 

When Flaconi asked me if I want to choose something for a Christmas Giveaway for my readers.. I knew what to pick. 
So you guys now have the chance to win the Rodial Contour Powder. Just head over to my Instagram @Lisa.Autmn and find the giveaway post. Everything will be explained there. 

Good luck everyone!

xx Lisa


Sunday, December 3, 2017

The Ultimate Gift Guide For Him & Her | Festive Edit.

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YAY! It's December. The best month of the year (besides October maybe). For my very first festive post, I wanted to do my annual Gift Guide for Him & Her. As this one will be pretty lengthy, I don't want to rumble on for too long.. so here we go! 

1. The Perfume 
A good perfume is such a classic gift for a reason. I don't know about you, but I rarely ever buy myself a new scent but I am so thrilled about receiving one. Of course, it can also be a tricky present. But if you know some scents that the person you want to gift it to loves, just go to a sales assistant and I bet they can help you. I personally love Si Intense by Armani for Her and The Scent by Hugo Boss for Him. Amazing perfumes and for sure a safe present! If you want something a bit more expensive, but also a bit more extraordinary I highly recommend Terry de Gunzburg's Terryfic Oud. A very strong unisex scent. But you should be sure that your loved one likes this kind of scent, as it's a "love it" or "hate it"- kind of a perfume. But I LOVE IT! If you have someone who likes woody, deep, oriental scents, this one is a winner. 

2. The Skincare
Luxurious skincare is something we all love, but hardly want to spend so much money on it. That's why I think high-end beauty products, including skincare, is one of the most amazing gifts you can get for him and her. Björk & Berries is one of the brands that would be perfect for that. I personally love the Cleansing Gel and the Body Serum. Another plus: it has the most gorgeous packaging. Very clean and chic.

3. The Makeup
If you have a girl or woman in your life that loves makeup: I promise you, you won't go wrong with a bit of Charlotte Tilbury under the tree. This will always be a winner! Some of my favourite products are
You can find a lot of great gifts here: CT Gifts.

1. The Phone Case
Who doesn't love a fancy new phone case? I personally always feel like I have a brand new phone in my hand when I only just got a new cover. You all know I am a huge fan of Ideal of Sweden.  They have a huge selection of amazing cases (and more!) for Him & Her. Definitely worth to check out. By the way, you can use my code "lisaautumn" for 20% off.

2. The Water Bottle
If you are looking for a small gift a stylish water bottle is the way to go. I carry around my Healthish bottle everywhere. If you want to get one for yourself or gift it to someone you can use my code "LISA10" for a 10% discount. Another great present for Him & Her.

3. The Stationery 
As Christmas is right at the end of the year, some new stationary is one of the best gifts you can get for someone. It's the time to organise your life so a new calendar or notebook comes in so handy. If you want something very cute and stylish I recommend Jo&Judy Stationery. I have loved their products since years and I am sure you and your loved ones will too.

1. The Earphones
I can't speak for everyone but I know tech gifts are always such a winner with the men in my life. If it's your brother, a friend, boyfriend or your dad. They all seem to enjoy a bit of technology under the tree. Of course, girls can be the same but as I said, I can only speak from my experiences. The Sudio earphones are extremely well designed but are still at a reasonable price point. A great gift for Him & Her.  You can get 15% discount with my code "lisa_autumn15".

2. The Smart Home 
The same goes for Smart Home products. They are perfect for anyone in your life that loves technology. I know my boyfriend would go crazy for them. You can start with an Amazon Echo device or Philips Hue lights. It's definitely worth to look into these if you are looking for something a bit more pricey in the tech department. 

1. The Watch
Another classic gift is the watch. And can you go any more classic than a beautiful Daniel Wellington watch? I certainly would be very excited to find one of their boxes under the tree this year. You can get a 15% discount by using my code "LISAAUTUMN15". They also have a great Christmas offer where you can choose your own gift set with a watch and a cuff or a second watch strap and an additional 10% discount. The perfect time to treat yourself or someone else to this special gift.

2. The Jewellery 
What would a gift guide be without any jewellery? If you have been with me for a while you know one of my favourite places to shop unique and reasonable priced jewellery is Audaviv.. you will for sure find something for a special woman in your life.

3. The Cashmere Pieces
If you are looking for a special and luxurious gift some cashmere pieces are a great idea. But they can be quite expensive. Next is the perfect place to shop these reasonably priced, yet luxurious gifts. This beige cashmere scarf and the gloves are a gorgeous gift for anyone who values quality and comfort. I am a huge fan of these.

4. The Loungewear
An easy and low priced gift is loungewear. I always get excited about a new robe or some new pyjamas as I can spend the next few days in them and relax (and eat my bodyweight in chocolate of course). This Next robe and the cashmere socks are everything I would dream of.

5. The Lingerie 
A gift which is mainly for Her, but also a bit for Him is lingerie. If you want something romantic with lace or something sporty and simple, Loungeunderwear is the perfect brand for you. I already own multilple sets of their collections and they are just stunning and also stand the test of time when you wash them over and over again. I mean, just look at them.. are they not dreamy?

xx Lisa

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

My Watch Collection.

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There are few things that I just can't stop buying. Handbags, boots, sunglasses and... WATCHES! This accessory can elevate your outfit immediately. I have to admit, I this is what a watch is to me.. an accessory. I rarely use it to check the time. I mean, does anyone still do that? I automatically take a look at my phone for that.

Anyway, I though today I would show you my current watch collection. The emphasis is on current. I know there will be a new one soon... or maybe two? 

Left to right: 

Which is your fave? 

xx Lisa


Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Ordinary | My Favourite Products.

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The hype around The Ordinary products hasn't faded yet. And I have to admit, even I am all about it. If you remember, I wrote a post a few months back about the products I got. Today I want to update you with some additional thoughts and also with a few new products that have found their way into my collection. I got all of these products from Asos (click here), I know you can order on their website as well but I just find Asos so convenient. 

 Let's start with the first products I got..

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 overnight. A lifesaver! Especially now that it's colder I find myself using it way more than I did when I first got it.

Such a godsend for everyone with dry skin. I mostly apply it in the morning under my moisturizer. It feels like my moisturizer 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. My bottle is almost over and I will order a backup asap.

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 used this at night as a serum. I have nothing bad to say about this product. But I think this is one of those that you need to use for a very long time to see any improvement, or it just doesn't work on me. I have switched to a different serum at night (the retinoid) and I see such a drastic difference every time. 

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! I still get this out every now and then when I have a breakout.. and it really works wonders. 

Now onto the things I got about one or two months ago..

If I would have to recommend one product it has to be this one. This is such a miracle product! I and my boyfriend both use it. But it is recommended to only use it at night. Some people can react to the Retinoid but for me, it was not the case, even though my skin is quite sensitive at times. I use it around 5 or 6 nights of the week.. so almost daily. I wake up with smooth and even skin in the morning.. OBSESSED! It has anti ageing properties and helps with breakouts and other skin troubles. if you don't use it in your skincare routine yet I highly recommend reading about the benefits. 

This is a peeling which I use about once a week. There is also a less harsh version with 5% but I personally don't mind the 10%. I really like this product and feel very refreshed after using it. But it certainly does not beat my Retinoid. 

I can't tell you too much about this one. My boyfriend is the one using it mainly. It is supposed to help with blemishes and reduces the oiliness of the skin. He absolutely loves this and has been using it for months now. He uses it as a serum in the morning. 

This serum I got because of a recommendation of a friend. I have a bit of pigmentation around my nose and also tend to have quite a lot of redness on my skin. My pale skin colour doesn't really help to hide it. This serum is supposed to brighten the complexion. I use it in the morning after my Hyaluronic Acid. It feels great and I definitely see a difference with it. 

So this is my collection. What have you tried so far? By the way, did you know that The Ordinary has a guide on their website which helps you to choose the products according to your skin type? It also explains when to use them and which ones are a great combination. 

I know it can be quite tricky to buy beauty and skincare products online, but if you do your research right it can be even easier than feeling overwhelmed with all the options in a store.

xx Lisa


Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Must-Have Boots | Autumn Edit.

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Who else just lives for autumn/winter fashion? It is just so much more fun than summer clothing. I adore boots, coats, scarves.. you name it. Today I want to share with you my staples when it comes to boots in the colder months. Let's go! 

This one has to be my number one staple. It is so versatile and easy to throw on. And the most important: comfortable. Because they are so flat I love to wear them on a daily basis. In these, I don't get any blisters even when I run around the city the whole day. But I have to say some Chelsea boots need some breaking in. These ones are so soft and cushioned, that they feel like a cloud. Absolute recommendation.

This is a more dressy boot. I usually wear this one in the evenings or on days where I know I don't have to walk non-stop. With that being said, they are still extremely comfortable for a heel. I know some of you might think this isn't even a "proper" heel, but trust me.. everything above 2cm hurts my feet but these don't. A godsend.

When I am not in the mood for a pointy boot, I love this pair. The heel is a bit higher, but they are so so flattering. I love to pair them with black tights and dresses. Also, they are my boyfriends fave. Another staple every girl should have in their wardrobe.

What are your go-to shoes at the moment? I would love to know!

xx Lisa


Sunday, November 5, 2017

Five Tips on How To Be More Productive.

Going to university, Blogging, Instagramming and working out almost daily can be a bit overwhelming at times. Especially if you don't want to "half-ass" things and you want to give your all to each and every single thing you are doing in your life. For you, it might not be the exact same constellation. Maybe you have multiple jobs, maybe you have children. Whatever it is, juggling the duties and the fun parts of your life can be stressful and time-consuming. That's why it is important to be productive with your time. When you schedule your tasks wisely you will be surprised to see how much more you can fit in your day. Even if it is more "me time". 

So today I want to share with you my 5 Tips on how to be more productive. 

1. Say no (sometimes).
Well, that sounds a bit counterproductive, doesn't it?
But think about it. How often have you said yes to something, whether it was an event or just another work task, which you didn't necessarily have to do and you even knew it would put so much more on your already full plate. But you felt like you couldn't say no? Well, I am here to tell you it is okay to say no from time to time. I think it's even healthy. Yes, if you have nothing to do and your colleague asks you if you can step in for him for a day because something came up, totally do it! But if you already know you will have to work late and you also have other important appointments, maybe try and find another solution. You don't have to be rude, be understanding and explain your situation. Everyone understands how busy life can get. The same goes for social obligations. Your friends will understand when you can't make it. In fact, they will be so much happier when you meet them and you have actually time to talk to them rather than staring at your phone replying to your emails. So make time when you actually can, not when you think you have to. 

2. Take time for yourself.
Another point which sounds quite odd. Let me explain. Making time for yourself, and I mean, really time for yourself, not writing emails while watching Gossip Girl, is so crucial. You will be so much more relaxed and therefore so much more focused when you get back to work. And guess what? That will make you even more productive. An hour of extremely focused working on a project can be so much more beneficial than staring at the time schedule and unanswered emails for hours because you are overwhelmed with everything. So give yourself a bit more time to unwind, you will be surprised how much more productive you will work. 

3. To-do lists are key.
You know that overwhelming feeling having so many thoughts and tasks in your head and you don't know where to start? Writing it down is the answer. Having a list that you can follow is so important. Somehow I feel like I make more room in my head by writing down what I have to do. Like I "delete" my internal list and therefore have space for actual productive thoughts. So if you are not a fan of lists, maybe try a different kind? I personally love writing on actual paper, lists on my phone just confuse me. But maybe that's exactly what works for you. Just give it a go! You can even try and structure your list according to different projects, your private life, admin things and so on. 

4. Clean space, clean mind.
This one is more of a subjective topic. I heard there are people who work the best in a 'creative mess'. But even imagining this gives me a headache. I need my surroundings to be organised and clean. Dirty dishes in the sink or a pile of laundry that is waiting to be folded and stored in the closet are the death to my productivity. So before I start working I need to tidy. I think I even drive my boyfriend mad with that but I can't help it. I can be so much more focused when everything else is organised. How is that for you? Creative mess or clean space?

5. Sundays are golden.
I know I have said to take more time for yourself and Sundays are mostly the day we like to take off and relax. And you still can! I just love to take 30 minutes every Sunday to plan my week ahead. I just look over the appointments I have, the goals I have to achieve and maybe start writing my to-do lists. This way I start fresh and motivated into the new week.

What are your tips? 

xx Lisa


Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Understated Halloween Look.

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Unpopular opinion: I am not really into dressing up for Halloween. I know, this might be the opposite for most people, but the desire to be a witch, a clown or a ghost for a night stopped somewhere in the beginning of my twenties. But I do love experimenting with colours in my makeup for a special occasion. So why not doing an understated Halloween Look, for those who want to attend a spooky Party without looking too spooky themselves?

For this look, I wanted to go for a flawless pale base, dramatic orange eyes and a subtle nude lip.

The perfect foundation for this look is the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear. It can be build to a full coverage, to get that flawless look and it is longlasting at the same time. What else could you wish for? The Vichy Dermablend Powder gives it even more lasting power. I tried not to use too much bronzer for this look, which is pretty hard for me, and I tried to give my face a bit more dimension with the Mac Blush in "Gingerly"

The star of the eye look is without a doubt the NYX Pigment Eyeshadow in the shade "15 Orange". It is a bit harder to work with as it's a loose eyeshadow, but the pigmentation is absolutely amazing. To make sure it all stays in place I used the Artdeco 3in1 Base. It's my new go-to base as it has a tint to it, which almost conceals and evens out the small veins on the lid. Love it! I also used Mac's "Woodwinked" and "Cork" to give the look a bit more depth.

I was planning on wearing a dark purple lip with this, but I realised that a soft nude makes the eyes stand out more. I chose the Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy in "Insatiable Ivory" and blotted it down with a bit of the Vichy powder to get a matte look. 

What about you? Do you love dressing up for Halloween or do you like to stay understated, like me?

xx Lisa

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

NEW IN | Karl Lagerfeld Camera Bag.

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Camera bags are absolutely everywhere at the moment. I can totally see why. They are cute, practical and fashionable at the same time. A few years ago I would only wear very large bags, which most of you know, can become very very heavy. You just end up stuffing it with all kinds of things that you probably never even use. SO that is something I love about camera bags. Their size only allows for the essentials. 

The latest addition to my closet is this beaut: the  Karl Lagerfeld Kuilted Caviar Camera Bag*. Isn't it absolutely gorgeous? The black colour combined with the subtle glitter is just perfect for a night out and of course the holiday season. I will for sure be wearing this all the way through December.

To give you a better insight what I can carry in this bag: I can fit my phone (iPhone 7 Plus), a small wallet, a mirror/compact, earphones, keys and a lipstick in there. And this is what I really need on a day out. Of course, when I go to university or work I would need a bigger bag. But for a city day, I love this size. Wearing it cross-body is so comfortable and practical because you have your hands completely free. WIN!

If you wonder what I like to wear with it: Well, I love pairing this bag with my Karl Lagerfeld statement bracelet* to make the look a bit bolder. And because I am a huge fan of combining very edgy and "out there" accessories with feminine and classic outfits, I mostly wear it with a flowy lace dress. What is your favourite way to wear the camera bag?

xx Lisa

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

I am 25! - Things I Have Learned This Year.

When I was a little girl I always thought I would be 20 and that's it. Not in a sense "I wouldn't make it past 20" more in a way that this was such a big number and I could never imagine being older than that. 20-year-olds were so mature, so wise and SO OLD in the eyes of a naive 10-year old. Well, here I am.. clearly made it past 20. Today I actually became 25 years old. 

I know, I know.. it's just a number. I personally don't even like birthdays that much. I am not someone who craves attention. But I do like to see my loved ones and go out for dinner or something. I just try to stay away from Birthday-Partys for myself.. thanks but no thanks. But I do like to reflect on my past year. What have I learned, how have I changed? 

Today I thought I would go through the major points with you. 

1. You don't have to have everything figured out.
That's a big one. I always thought I will have everything figured out in my mid-twenties. I'll be married, maybe even planning on having children soon. I will have a house and my dream career. Well, that's not how life goes for most of the people and that's more than okay. I would even say it's great! Your twenties are here to try and to fail. To plan and then to scratch those plans and make even bigger plans. Today I am still going to university, doing my masters in economics. My dream is to work in Marketing for a big technological company.. or maybe stay in the beauty/fashion industry? Who knows.. Time will show! I am far away from getting married, but I do have the most amazing boyfriend who picks me up when I am down, and who pushes me to pursue my dreams. If you ask me, that's so much more important than having a ring on your finger. Children are for sure so far from my mind.. maybe in 5,6 years.. but for now I still feel like a child myself. But does that ever change for anyone?

2. Vegetarianism is great.
Okay, this is not necessarily something I have learned this year. I have been a veggie for a couple of years now but this year I feel like I am embracing it even more. People always ask me why I stopped eating meat. Some people do it for health reasons but for me, it's for sure the ethical side of things. Don't worry! I won't give you a preach right now. All I want to say is that I have never been so comfortable living without meat and fish. Earlier I sometimes wouldn't tell people even if the topic came up. I felt like vegetarianism had some kind of stigma. Maybe the times have changed maybe I have changed. But I love it!

3. Invest in experiences, rather than things.
I know this sounds like a cliche. But when I was younger I would trade a family holiday for a new pair of boots ANY TIME. A bit embarrassing to admit haha. But I was very very very materialistic. Don't get me wrong, I still love clothes, bags, shoes and makeup. But I try to cut back massively. At the moment I just wish I could be on a city trip to NY or London, with my favourite people. This to me is pure happiness now. A fab pair of boots is just a little extra sprinkle of happiness. 

4. Aspire to be the better version of yourself - Not a copy of someone else.
I have lost quite a lot of weight a few years back. And I hate to admit my main motivation wasn't getting healthier (which thank god I did!) but it was getting thinner. But the reality is, that picture you have in your head of what you want to look like, that's most likely not gonna happen. Okay, don't get demotivated yet. I just mean, where does this picture come from? Most probably from Instagram, Youtube or a magazine. Definitely, you saw that body on someone else. Because IT IS SOMEONE ELSE'S BODY! It's not you. That doesn't mean you can't become fit and toned. Hell YES you can! But maybe you can't have that big butt like Kylie or these abs and the almost non-existent hips you saw on Gigi. And that is fine! Accept how your body works, how it's shaped and work with that. I personally always admired very petite, thin girl. The ones that have a very straight figure. Well, apparently that's not me. And that is totally fine. My hips are curved, my butt and my boobs are more prominent but my waist is relatively small. There is no way I can change that without getting surgery. But I can get fitter, stronger and more toned. So aspire to be the better version of yourself, not a copy of someone else. 

5. Sometimes, feeling stuck is a blessing.
It pushes you to change something in your life. And change is really what keeps life interesting, what makes it colourful and vibrant. But we all know how easy it is to avoid change, out of pure fear. But feeling stuck helps with that. It is the little push you needed to overcome your fear and just go for it. Move to the different side of your country or even the world. Change your job, maybe even change your career? End relationships that are bad for you and make room for new ones. So maybe see this feeling as the start of something new and the push you needed to make that change you wanted for some time. 

Okay, this is it for now. I didn't think these points would turn out so long. I had a few more on my list to discuss but I will save them for a different post. 

I hope you liked reading something a bit different from me! 

Have a great day.

xx Lisa


Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Ultimate Nude Lipstick Collection.

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I do love a red lip, occasionally. But one thing you will see me wearing most of the time is a nude lipstick. I just love the classic look. It's the most natural lip shade you could choose, without being completely natural. Today I want to show you my nude lipstick collection. After taking these photos I realised how similar all of these look. But I promise they are SO different. My boyfriend would for sure roll his eyes when reading this but I bet most of you girls agree! I will go from left to right. 

1. L'Oreal Paris "Blush in a Rush"*
This has been such a hyped shade. Normally I don't go for drugstore lipsticks but when I saw everyone talk about it I just caved in. Yes, I blame you, Lydia Elise Millen! A gorgeous pinky matte nude. Perfect for summer.

2. Tom Ford "Pink Dusk"*
This is a bit darker and less matte than the L'Oreal one. I adore this shade, it is so versatile and I can wear it with everything and it fits in every season. The price is quite heavy though, so I try not to use it every day.

3. Chanel "Adrienne"*
This one I got after seeing it on Anna from the Anna Edit. This is a bit different for me, as it has more of a beige undertone than a pink one which I normally gravitate to. The finish is very shiny but not glittery or gloss-like. Because of the finish, it doesn't last too long. But the colour is such a staple in every makeup collection.

4. Armani "Nuda"*
This is the most natural colour on me. It seriously is my lips but better. Therefore it looks extremely natural. I put this on whenever I go for a very natural makeup look and when I don't want to look too "done". This will never leave my makeup collection.

1. Charlotte Tilbury "Pillow Talk"*
Now we start with my Charlotte Tilbury nudes. My personal fave is for sure Pillow Talk. The lipliner with the same name was so hyped, so I had to try the lipstick version right when it came out. Again, a very muted pinky nude. The matte finish makes it last for ages without feeling weird. I LOVE.

2. Charlotte Tilbury "Kim K.W."*
Okay, I have to admit I mainly got this one because of Kim. I mean she is the queen of a nude lip, so everyone should own this one, right? It is a very light true nude. No major pink or brown undertones. Such a classic. For me, it is a bit too light so I like to wear it very lightly and rub it in with my finger. Then it is really gorgeous.

3. Charlotte Tilbury "Very Victoria"* 
This is the very first lipstick I got from CT. Again, a gorgeous matte finish. The nude itself is a bit darker and very cool toned. Very modern as those cool, almost grey toned nudes are so in trend right now. I love it with a brown eyeshadow look.

4. Charlotte Tilbury "Nude Kate"* 
This one is quite a popular shade, but for me a bit of a fail purchase. It is way too warm and orange toned for my skin tone. It makes me look super weird like something is off with my face. I still keep it because I love it on everyone else. Maybe I am secretly hoping that my complexion would change haha.

This one has huge sentimental value for me. I got this when I first met my boyfriend and wore it 24/7 at the time. It is a very glossy brown nude. It's way lighter on the lips as it is in the picture because the colour payoff is not great. I don't wear it that much anymore. I am more into the pinky nudes these days. But I would never ever get rid of this one.

This is another one of my go-to pinky nudes. The formula is amazing. So creamy but pretty long lasting. The pigmentation is also amazing. LOVE LOVE LOVE. 

If I want a very glossy nude, I go for this one. It is very light, very shiny and so lovely to wear. Unfortunately, the lasting power is pretty bad. But this is to be expected with this kind of lipsticks. 

After wearing Desirable so so much, I wanted a true nude with the same formula. This one is a bit more beige and warm toned than your very true nude but I love wearing it. Again, the texture and comfort are amazing. I can't wait to wear it even more in autumn and winter. 

What are your go-to nude lipsticks? I would love to know!

xx Lisa