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


Sunday, July 23, 2017

NEW IN: Dolce & Gabbana Sunnies.

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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


Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Summer Beauty Must-Haves Edit.

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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, 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?


Sunday, July 9, 2017

NEW IN: Henry London Watches.

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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

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

The Perfect Duo: YSL Touche Eclat Foundation & Primer.

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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