Sunday, December 20, 2020

A Healthy Home Office | Dyson.

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Dyson Humidify+Cool

Dyson Humidify+Cool

The majority of the past year I have spent in my home office. And I am sure most of you can relate. Since working so much from home, I realized how important a healthy work environment is. I have switched from sitting on the kitchen table to investing in a height-adjustable desk and a proper ergonomic chair. I sit right by the window so I get a least some kind of daylight in and I make sure to walk as much as possible in my breaks. 

One thing I haven't putten much thought into was the air quality in my office. Of course, I open the window every couple of hours. But we live on a very busy street in one of the biggest cities in Germany. So is that even a good idea? However, not only the air pollution was slowly a concern for me, but I also noticed my eyes getting irritated and my nose getting dry very quickly when I spend too much time at home. Our home has only recently been constructed and I learned that a lot of new buildings have a problem with their humidity levels as they tend to be too low. So I went on a mission to look for an air purifier, humidifier and if possible a fan, so I don't need to get another device once summer rolls around.

The Dyson Pure Humdify+Cool ticks all the boxes. And it is gorgeous to look at at the same time. 
I use it on a daily basis and it honestly changed the home office game for me! I can feel the air being so much healthier. My eyes and nose are very happy also. I can constantly monitor the air quality in my room with my phone and even get a notification on my apple watch when I need to refill the water in my humidifier (for me that is every couple of days or so). I can even control the device with my phone or iPad so I never have to look for the remote. So convenient!

Dyson Humidify+Cool iPad App

Dyson Humidify+Cool iPad App

I highly recommend looking into the air quality in your home, whether you work from home or not. It is so worth it!

Have you heard about the Dyson Humidify+Cool yet?
x Lisa

Sunday, December 13, 2020

The Cashmere Gift Guide.

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Even though I almost have all of the presents on my list sorted, I think there is always that one person that we want to get a present for but they seem like they already have everything. If this is also the case for you, I have good news: I might just have the perfect idea! Cashmere gifts are always such a luxurious option, that nobody can have enough of. And if you know where to look, you also don't need to break the bank!

I recently got the Everlane Cashmere Throw as a gift from me, to me. And omg I absolutely adore it. I mainly wear it as a scarf but there are so many other ways you can use this gorgeous piece. Before adding this to my collection I was already a huge fan of their cashmere turtleneck dresses. I have a grey and a green version and eyeing up the black right now. Their cashmere is such amazing quality and so soft. And the best part, their pieces are at an affordable price point compared to many other cashmere options out there. 

So if maybe you have someone you would like to gift a little bit of luxury?

x Lisa


Sunday, December 6, 2020

How To Achieve That Holiday Glow.

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Holiday Glow Makeup Products

Holiday Glow Makeup Products

You probably know by now that I am a sucker for all the 'glowy' makeup products out there. However, at this time of the year, my addiction really peaks. Of course, the holiday season is all about glowy and beautiful looking makeup looks for me. So I thought today I would share with you my go-to products to achieve that holiday glow. 

Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Illuminating Powder

The Powder

A powder and a glowy look might not seem to be the perfect pair. However, glowy foundations and concealer tend to not last very long on me so I always depend on finishing up my base products with a powder. At the same time, you don't want your powder to be too heavy and to take away from the products underneath. I recently discovered my new love, the Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Illuminating Powder. Honestly the best "barely there" powder I have ever come across. 

By Terry Cellularose Serum

The Serum

I always think that your base is even more important than the foundation you use. I have been raving about the By Terry Cellularose Serums for ages. It gives you a gorgeous glow that doesn't look glittery or oily. I often even wear it on its own without any makeup on top. I have all three shades and choose them according to my mood and the look I want to go for. 

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Highlighter

The Highlighter

How would this be a post about glowy makeup products when I wouldn't mention at least one highlighter? Exactly. My current obsession is the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Highlighter in "Heatwave". Honestly such a beautiful and fine highlighter. But be warned, it is fine but potent. If I want a more subtle highlighter for every day I use the By Terry Compact Expert in Ivory Fair. 

What are your fave products for a holiday glow?

x Lisa


Sunday, November 29, 2020

The Work Backpack You Need.

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I have recently started a new job and took this as an opportunity to re-think my work wardrobe. I have invested in some more comfortable boots for my commute (even though they fell apart on the second day.. but that's a story for another day). However, I quickly noticed that I am carrying around a lot of things and I just don't have the right organization for it. Also, as my bag got pretty heavy over time I started to get backaches. So it was time for me to look into a practical and cute work bag option. 

And obviously, Everlane pulls through, yet again. It is no secret that I am a huge fan of their pieces. Their cashmere dresses are a dream btw, totally recommend! So I knew this would also not let me down. I loved how simple and streamlined their ReNew Transit Backpack is. Also.. the choice of colours is just beautiful. I opted for the warm charcoal and am over the moon with my decision. It really is a gorgeous warm kind of grey. It goes with everything in my wardrobe and makes my commute from and to work just a bit more fun and easy! 

The bag itself is super lightweight, so it won't add much weight to the stuff you are already having to carry around. YAY! 

I am now considering to also get the light shade (warm quartz)... 

Which is your fave shade?
Have you tried any Everlane pieces yet?

Let me know!

x Lisa


Sunday, November 22, 2020

My Winter Perfume Collection.

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Winter Perfumes Flatlay

I recently showed you guys my winter skincare routine. However, not only does my skincare (and wardrobe) change during the colder months but I also gravitate towards more intense and deeper perfumes. So today I will share with you my go-to winter perfumes and why I love them so much. Also, it's pure coincidence that most of the flacons are black. I am not trying to match them to my wardrobe... or am I?

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Libre Perfume

YSL Libre

The Yves Saint Laurent Libre Perfume is quite a recent launch and I am sure you have already seen it all over Instagram. I mean it really is such a gorgeous bottle, isn't it? However, not only the outside is beautiful, the inside of this gorgeous sent is just as beautiful. Probably more on the subtle side when it comes to my winter perfumes, but that makes it perfect for every day. I am obsessed.

Chloe Love Perfume

Chloe Love

Chloe Love is a classic for me. I remember trying it the first time at Heathrow Airport with my mum and we both fell in love. It's actually quite different to the other scents. It is a very powdery and elegant perfume, simply unique. I suggest you try it when you get the chance. 

Givenchy L'Interdit Intense Perfume

Givenchy L'Interdit Intense

Okay, so the Givenchy L'Interdit Intense Perfume is the latest addition to my collection. I already used up the regular Givenchy L'Interdit and as I love more intense scents around this time of the year, I decided to go for the intense version of this gorgeous scent. And what can I say, I love it even more! I actually get the most compliments when I wear this perfume.

Giorgio Armani Si Intense Perfume

Giorgio Armani Si Intense

Giorgio Armani Si Intense is yet again another Intense version of a classic perfume. But with this one I must say I was not a huge fan of the original, something about it felt quite "basic" to me. But this version is absolutely up my street.

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Perfume

YSL Black Opium 

Talking about classics, everyone needs Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium in their collection. This really is a very "out there" scent but in the best way possible. I always wear it on nights out and sometimes just during the day when I want to feel powerful. I adore this one and can't imagine being without it. 

What are your go-to winter perfumes?

x Lisa


Sunday, November 15, 2020

The Perfect Lighting With Dyson | Lightcycle Morph.

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One major aspect that you always should consider when thinking about the interiors of any space is the lighting. I think a lot of different light sources give you the option to create the exact mood that you want for the room and for the time of day. Simply relying on one single central lamp and call it a day does little to nothing for your home. I believe adding different indirect and direct lamps is the way to go. 

I recently noticed that I am missing a floor lamp next to my couch. However, I wanted it to be as versatile as possible. I was looking for a lamp I can use to work or read on my couch but I also wanted it to be a dimmable indirect light source when I just want cosy vibes in the livingroom. Additionally, I also wanted it to work as a desk lamp for my home office set up, right next to the couch. Sounds like a lot to ask for but of course, Dyson pulls through and made exactly that lamp. 

The Dyson Lightcycle Morph Floorlamp is inspired by natural lighting. It can actually adjust the brightness and temperature of the light to the current daylight situation of your location through GPS. You can use it as a work-, indirect-, object or ambient light. You even have the option for the light to automatically switch on or off depending if it detects movement or not. So no need to worry about whether or not you switched the light off before leaving your home. How amazing is that?

I personally use it mostly as a work light during the day and as ambient lighting in the evenings. I just love how it does two jobs in one. 

And do we have to talk about how chic and minimal the design is? It really compliments the modern interiors of my home and everyone who has come to visit since has asked about it. So it definitely is a conversation piece in any room. I chose the black version as it goes best with the rest of my interiors, but I do love the white version as well. 

Which one would be your choice?

x Lisa


Sunday, November 8, 2020

Beauty Brand Focus | Bobbi Brown.

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Bobbi Brown Makeup Products

Bobbi Brown Makeup Products

Just a few months ago I didn't own anything from Bobbi Brown. However, my obsession all started with their Luxe Lip Color in "Pale Mauve". I picked it up on a random shopping spree and have worn it every day since. The formula is lightweight and moisturizing and the colour is seriously to die for, the perfect pinky nude! Since then I am hooked on Bobbi Brown products, so I thought I would share with you my fave products so far. 

The Lipstick

As I said, the Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color is what started my obsession with the brand. I am very picky when it comes to my lipsticks as I have tried so many different ones over the years. I don't like sticky or too heavy formulas but at the same time, I want the lipstick to be as opaque as possible. This one really hits the spot for me!

The Powder

Because I was running out of my Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Finish Powder I decided to pick up the Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Illuminating Powder. I always need a bit of powder to set my makeup but I still want it to look glowy and natural. This powder is basically invisible but still gives you a gorgeous glow and adds some longevity to your makeup. A new staple in my makeup bag!

The Eyeliner

There are two things I can't get enough of and they are lipsticks and eyeliner. I wear a wing every single day so I need an eyeliner that easy to use, longlasting and opaque. There is nothing worse than an eyeliner that is too liquidy and only gives you a grey stain rather than a deep black line. This Bobbi Brown Ink Liner ticks all the boxes for me!

The Eyebrow Pencil

What is a good winged liner without the perfect eyebrows framing them? Exactly. The Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil is a godsend. The shade 'Blonde' works perfectly for my cool-toned brown hair. I also love that the pencil is not too sheer but also not too opaque at the same time. Love it!

The Foundation Brush

I have been using a sponge to apply my foundation for years now. I never used to get on with brushes, because they just don't blend in the product as much as I would like it. But because I wanted to give a foundation brush one last shot I got myself the Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Face Brush. And what can I say... I adore it! It works wonders with my It Cosmetics CC Cream and blends it in perfectly without losing too much coverage. YAY!

Have you tried any Bobbi Brown products yet?

x Lisa


Sunday, November 1, 2020

The Gap In My Shoe Closet I Didn't Know I Had.

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We recently went on a road trip to Italy and while thinking about what to pack, I realized I don't have any comfortable sneakers that are chich at the same time. Don't get me wrong, I have quite a few athletic ones which are so comfortable but just don't look that great with dresses are a nice coat. And as I wanted to pack as minimal as possible I really needed to fill that gap in my shoe closet and get a more versatile pair. 

While researching which sneaker would tick all the boxes for me, I went back to my trusty Everlane website and I immediately found what I was looking for: The Everlane Court Sneaker. I decided to go for a timeless black colour. But I have to admit I almost caved and got the dusty rose pair... such a dreamy shade! 

Once they arrived at my doorstep I was immediately in love! The shape is so flattering, as they make my feet quite small and slim, which is normally not the case. For a trial round, I wore them for a stroll around IKEA and I just loved how they felt, seriously so comfy. And of course, they also served me so well in Italy. Basically the only shoe I wore the entire trip. They were great for light hikes between vineyards in Tuscany or strolling around Florence. A dream. 

What are your go-to comfy but chic shoes? 

x Lisa


Sunday, October 25, 2020

My Winter Skincare Routine.

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Winter Skincare Products

Winter Skincare Products

As much as I love winter fashion, I really don't love how dry and irritated my skin gets during the colder months. So it is always important for me to step up my skincare regimen once October hits. Today I thought I would share with you my updated skincare routine and maybe you will find some new products for yourself. A bit of background information: I have quite dry and sensitive skin, but I don't really tend to get any spots or blemishes.

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

The Cleanser
The Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm has been a cult fave of mine for over a year now and this is actually my second tub. You simply melt a small amount of the balm between your fingertips and gently massage it in. Afterwards, you wash it off with a wet cloth and all your makeup is gone. I just love how effortlessly it removes my waterproof mascara and eyeliner. I am obsessed!

Clinique Moisture Surge

The Moisturizer
Likewise, the Clinique Moisture Surge moisturizer has been in my collection for ages. I love how lightweight yet hydrating this product is. This is my fave when I want to wear it under makeup. I think I already went through 4 or 5 tubs. 

Missha Sheet Masks

The Masks
Wintertime is mask time for me. I recently discovered the Missha Sheet Masks and I just adore them! My faves are the Pearl, Shea Butter and Green Tea masks.

Clinique All About Eyes

The Eye cream
I have used Clinique All About Eyes for years and have recently switched to the rich version. I don't know if I am simply getting older and thus requiring more hydration, but it really changed the game for me. This is such a treat for your skin.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum

The Serum
I remember using the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum a few years back. I know I loved it but somehow ended up trying other brands and products. A few weeks back I picked it up again and oh my god, I don't know why I ever used anything else. The texture of my skin hasn't been this good in ages. My skin looks plumper, my pores are smaller and I even think that some fine lines have disappeared. 

What are your go-to winter skincare products?

x Lisa


Sunday, October 11, 2020

The Celine Sunglasses Collection.

Celine has been one of my fave Designer brands for a long time now. I especially adore their bags and sunglasses and as you might have already guessed from the title, today I want to share with you my Celine sunglasses collection. I hope you guys enjoy it and maybe also get inspired to splurge on one or two of them.

Celine Catherine Sunglasses

These are such a classic. I remember seeing them years and years ago on so many different girls and this is why I think this is the most versatile Celine pair I own. It is classic, understated and just goes with everything on any occasion. If you want to invest in one pair only, this should be it. I love the classic dual tone that Celine does in a lot of their pairs and the gradient lenses are another plus that makes these classic shades unique.

Celine Square Sunglasses

I am not completely sure if these have a name yet, but I would call them "New Tilda". They are for sure an re-interpreted version of the classic Tilda sunnies that are still very popular but virtually impossible to get a hold of. These are slightly edgier und more square but I adore them nevertheless. The perfect pair of "don't talk to me" sunnies.

Celine Shadow Sunglasses

This is one of the latest pairs to be added to my collection. This straight top style of sunglasses has been an iconic Celine look for ages now. I think the first time I ever saw this pair was on Kim K and ai have fallen in love immediately. However, I was afraid that these very edgy glasses would a vert short-lived trend. But they have been around for years now and aren't going anywhere any time soon. And I like how different they are to my other sunnies, as you probably already guessed that I have a pretty specific type when it comes to eyewear.

Do you own any Celine sunnies, what is your fave pair?

x Lisa

Sunday, September 27, 2020

My Daily Natural Makeup Products.

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Daily natural makeup products

Daily natural makeup products

I recently realized that I haven't done a daily makeup post in ages. So I thought it's time to update you on what I am using on my face on a daily basis for a natural and glowy makeup look. Just so you can get a picture of what I am working with: I have quite pale, dry and blemish-free skin. My main goal is to look fresh and a bit bronzed but generally, I don't have much to cover up. 

Daily natural makeup products

By Terry Cellularose Brightening CC Serum

On most days I prefer not to wear any actual foundation and instead, I reach for the By Terry Cellularose Brightening CC Serum in "sunny flash". It gives my skin a bit of a bronzed glow and covers some minor imperfections. 

Estee Lauder Double Wear Radiant Concealer

I am someone who often struggles to sleep, so concealer is a must for me in the morning. I recently discovered the Estee Lauder Double Wear Radiant Concealer and I love it so far. It doesn't crease on me and it feels very lightweight while covering my dark circles. I feel like this might become a longterm fave. 

Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Illuminating Powder 

Because the CC Serum is seriously glowing, I like to set it with a bit of powder. I am normally not the biggest fan of powders, as they tend to look too matte for my liking. When I discovered the Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Illuminating Powder I fell in love immediately. It's very lightweight and gives a subtle glow while also setting my makeup and concealer. I can't imagine doing my makeup without it anymore. 

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer

The Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer has been a cult product for many years. This bronzer blends in perfectly and for me, it's the perfect shade, not too red and not too cool-toned. My last pan has lasted me for years so it really is worth spending a bit more money on. 

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Highlighter

I have recently added the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Highlighter in the shade "heatwave" to my collection. I believe it's a limited edition so hurry if you want to get it. It's a beautiful champaign colour with a lot of glow to it. I try to only apply a little bit for the day and top it up for the nights. A very intense but gorgeous highlighter. 

Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil

Oh, I absolutely adore the Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil. I think I even prefer it to the ABH one... I know, shocking! It is so easy to use and always looks natural. Love a fuss-free brow product!

Bobbi Brown Ink Liner

This is my holy grail liner. The Bobbi Brown Ink Liner has a beautiful deep black colour and lasts ages on me. The tip is bendable, which is very important to me. It's not waterproof but I have to say I had a few crying sessions (hello Queer Eye) with it on and it didn't really budge too much. 

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color

My go-to lip colour for a natural look is the Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color in "pale mauve". It's a beautiful cool-toned pinky nude with a subtle sheen. Very comfortable to wear.

Which are the go-to daily makeup products you can't live without?

x Lisa