Sunday, September 20, 2020

The Autumn/Winter Coats To Buy Right Now.

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It's time to think about our autumn wardrobe and I couldn't be more excited. When the air gets colder I really thrive off autumn/winter fashion. I mean what is more exciting than cracking out your cashmere pieces, boots and coats. And of course, maybe add a few new pieces to your collection. So today I thought I would share with you some staple coats that anyone should have in their closet. 

The Trench

The Smart Coat 

The One That Keeps You Warm

The Practical One

Have you already treated yourself to a new coat this season?

x Lisa


Sunday, September 13, 2020

5 Beauty Products Instagram Made Me Buy.

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Beauty Products Instagram Made Me Buy

Beauty Products Instagram Made Me Buy

Instagram would be the main platform that constantly makes me buy things. That can be anything from
home decorations, coats, bags or beauty products. However, as much as I love to get inspired by all the beautifully curated pictures and recommendations on the platform, I am sometimes I bit hesitant to whether or not it is just another hyped and well-advertised product or if I really need it in my collection. So today I thought I would go through 5 beauty products that Instagram made me buy. 

Tom Ford Lipstick

Tom Ford Lipsticks

Tom Ford lipsticks are a staple in a lot of beautiful beauty and lifestyle flatlays on the Gram. I mean, their packaging looks absolutely gorgeous with their unique square shape and golden details. But are they even worth their hefty price tag? I would say yes! They are very creamy and comfortable to wear. What I love about them the most is the extensive colour range. I am someone who almost exclusively wear nude lipsticks and wow.. their range in just nude tones is amazing. You really can find the right shade for you. My fave has to be the shade "Paper Doll". 

Yves Saint Laurent Libre

YSL Libre

The YSL Marketing Team really did a great job with that one. Around the launch date of the Yves Saint Laurent Libre perfume, I just saw this gorgeous bottle everywhere. Honestly, I think have never come across a perfume bottle that looks more aesthetically pleasing than this one. So, of course, I had to cave and splurge on it and luckily it's not only beautiful to look at but it also smells amazing! 

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Highlighter

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Highlighter

I remember seeing the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Highlighter in Heatwave a few years ago. I must have waited too long to get it because it sold out pretty quickly. So when I recently saw they came back with it I knew I needed to take the plunge. And wow, this highlighter not only looks gorgeous in pictures, but it is also a masterpiece in real life. But be warned: if you prefer a natural barely-there highlighter, you should pass on this one. It is intense but beautiful!

Yves Saint Laurent The Slim Lipstick Blurr Perfecting Primer

YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Slim

I am a sucker for lipsticks and feel like I am always looking for the next pinky nude to add to my collection. So when I came across the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Slim I knew this is the matte lipstick I needed in my collection. I got the shade "Rare Rose" and am already eyeing up "Inflammatory Nude" which seems to be a more neutral nude. It really is pretty matte, so I like to apply a lip balm first to prevent my lips from drying out. But the staying power really is something else!

YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfector

Okay, I have to admit I only bought the Yves Saint Laurent Eclat Blur Perfector because of its pretty pink and gold packaging. I mean, isn't she a beauty? It actually is not a powder, it has more of a balm texture which mattifies and blurs your skin. I actually really like to use it throughout the day when my skin gets a bit too oily. It works perfectly over makeup without making my skin look chalky like powders tend to do. So this is a real win. Bought it for the looks and keeping it for the product.

What are the products that Instagram made you buy?

x Lisa


Sunday, September 6, 2020

The Prints You Need In Your Home.

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As most of you should know at this point (because I literally can't shut up about it) I have recently moved to Munich. And with a new city comes a new apartment. To me, it was important to start this chapter new and fresh and really think about how I want our new space to feel. We both like quite minimal styles with a few decorative centrepieces. I love adding prints and art to my walls to make a space feel more personal. My boyfriend was so nice to give me full control of this part of the decorations. So today I will share with you where I bought all of our prints and frames. 

Many of you would have already heard about Desenio. Their beautiful prints are literally all over Instagram and I always get excited when I spot one in the background of other bloggers pictures. Their selection is honestly so huge, that there is something for everyone. I used to spend hours and hours scrolling through their selection to find the right ones for our home. I went for quite neutral colours with a natural feel to them. Most of my frames have a black frame and some are a light wooden colour. Did you know Desenio is also selling frames in all kinds of different finishes that fit their prints perfectly? The easiest all-in-one shop experience. 

I hung my fave prints right next to my makeup table. For anyone wondering, they are called "Surfers on the beach", "Stairs of art No.1" and "Eucalyptus Twigs No.2". 

If you want some home inspo you should really check out their Instagram. I could scroll through their gallery walls for ages. And if you want to get some of their pieces, you get a 25% discount with my code "LISAAUTUMN". The code is valid until the 10th of September and can't be used for frames, handpicked or personalised prints.

Do you already have some Desenio prints in your home?

x Lisa


Sunday, August 30, 2020

The Everlane "40 Hour Flats" | Edit.

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It is no secret that Everlane has become one of my favourite brands. Recently I added two new pairs of black flats from their collection to my shoe closet: the "40-Hour-Flat" in leather and in ReKnit. And they are both the most comfortable flats I have ever owned. And of course, I have to share them with you guys. So today I thought I would talk about the difference between the two materials and why I chose to get both.

The shape of the "40-Hour Flat" is a classic pointy shape with a slightly straightened tip. The point is also not too narrow which looks quite understated and also makes the shoe more comfortable. I really don't like overly pointed shoes, à la Balenciaga, as they can look too much very easily.

The leather style is made out of very soft Italian leather, which makes it look so professional and put together. It is not only made from Italian leather but is also manufactured in Italy itself. Did you know that Everlane discloses where every single item is being made and how their pricing comes about? They tell you the detailed rates for the materials, labor, duties and transport. Just scroll down on the individual product pages and you will find all the information. How cool is that? 

The leather pair is my go-to for the office and whenever I want to look a bit more professional. The ReKnit, however, is perfect for hot summer days and for more casual looks. Of course, they look so chic either way so you can definitely get away with either pair for professional and casual occasions. The ReKnit pair is made out of a recycled breathable knit upper and an outsole made out of recycled bottles. If you don't love this brand yet you will now. 

For me, I got both pairs true to size, but they do recommend sizing up half a size for sizes 8 and up. So maybe that is something to keep in mind when ordering your own pair. 

Have you tried any Everlane pieces yet?

x Lisa


Sunday, August 23, 2020

We Need To Talk About SPF.

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Flatlay of Sunscreen by Avene and La Roche Posay

Flatlay with Sunscreen by Avene and La Roche Posay

Even though summer holidays have probably been cancelled for most of us, some might have still been lucky and were able to enjoy some sunny days at home. As much as I am an advocate for wearing sunscreen all year round (yes, also in winters), I try to up my SPF game every summer. 

Sunscreen protects your skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays. UVA is responsible for giving you a tan but is also the cause of wrinkles and skin ageing. UVB rays are responsible for sunburn and skin cancer. So you really want to protect yourself. Further, sunscreen makes sure that your complexion stays as even as possible, and essential proteins like Keratin are protected when sunscreen is applied. Those proteins make sure that your skin stays smooth and healthy, both in appearance and function. 

The Best Sunscreens SPFs by Avene and La Roche Posay

So which sunscreens should you go for?
Of course, there are plenty out there. But especially when it comes to my face SPF I am extremely picky. I always use factor 50 or more. My skin is pretty fair and sensitive so it just needs that heavy protection. Also, I want the sunscreen to be as light and as unnoticeable as possible. I mean who wants a thick white layer on their face? Nobody. 

Avene Sport Fluid La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL

When I work out
The Avene Sun Sensitive Sport Fluid 50+ is what I use when I work out or plan to go for a swim. It is especially waterproof which is a necessity when you work out and sweat more than usual. It also doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. 

When I use makeup 
Whenever I use makeup after applying SPF I go for La-Roche-Posay Anthelios XL non-perfumed dry touch gel-cream 50+. It has a very light gel texture that has a mattifying effect to it, which makes it feel like a primer. I really love this one and am so glad I found it a few months ago. 

For everyday
On a daily basis, when I don't plan on wearing makeup I swear by the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Shaka Fluid 50+. It has a light texture, which sinks into the skin very quickly. It doesn't leave a white cast and feels very hydrating. 

Avene Sport Fluid La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL

What is your favourite sunscreen? I am always looking to try new ones. 

x Lisa

Sunday, August 16, 2020

The Office Wardrobe Essentials | Everlane.

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I have recently moved to a new city and of course, this change also comes with looking for a new job. In preparation, I also wanted to step up my office wardrobe game. As I am trying to shop more sustainably recently, I hopped onto Everlane and checked out their selection. So I thought I would share with you what I got and some other pieces I am lusting after right now. 

I have been looking at this dress for ages already. And as much as it would probably is not the best time right now for comfy cashmere pieces, I just had to make sure I have it in my wardrobe when autumn comes around. The fabric is seriously so soft and beautiful. I personally sized up and love the looser look. I can't wait to wear this with my Everlane Boss Boots. YAY!

This black tote is such a staple in my wardrobe already. I can't believe I went so long without anything like this in my collection! But honestly, even if you already own a black tote this one is worth an investment. The leather is soft, yet sturdy. You can really tell that the bag is made with such attention to detail. And, did you know it's made in Italy? I am in love. 

I was looking for the most comfortable pair of black pointy flats that there is on the market. And I truly believe I found them. Girls, if you buy just one thing make it this pair of heaven. They are made of their ReKnit material, which is extremely breathable and literally molds to your feet. I never saw anything like them and I am considering getting another pair just as a backup! That's how obsessed I am. I would say they run true to size, but if you are in-between sizes I would go for the smaller one. 

What are your office wardrobe essentials? 

x Lisa

Sunday, August 2, 2020

The Summer Nailpolish Edit.

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Summer Flatlay with different Essie Nailpolishes in Nude and black tones 
During the last few months, I went through a bit of a 'nail polish detox'. I barely painted my nails and really focused on giving them the right care. However, recently I found myself craving some beautiful neutral nail polish shades. So, of course, I had to go on a little shopping spree and repurchase some of my old faves and discover some new shades to add to my collection. 

Today I want to share with you my go-to summer nail polish shades. And before anyone asks, yes: very obviously Essie is my fave brand when it comes to polishes and I almost never pick up a different brand. But please let me know if you have another brand suggestion I should try out in the future!

Summer Flatlay with different Essie Nailpolishes in Nude and black tones

Summer Flatlay with different Essie Nailpolishes in Nude and black tones

If I could only wear one nail polish for the rest of my life it would be Essie "topless and barefoot". For me, it really is the most perfect pinky nude. The pigmentation is on point, so I could get away with just one coat if I wanted to. All in all, I can't think of a better nude for me.
Essie Topless and Barefoot Nailpolish

"Lady like" is another shade that I wear quite often, just not as much as "topless and barefoot". It definitely is a darker nude with a bit more of a lavender/lilac undertone to it. Again, I love how opaque the colour is, two coats should be fine with this one. 
Essie Lady Like Nailpolish

Essie "ballet slippers" is a less opaque, but just as beautiful nude with a more white-ish undertone than the rest of my collection. I love to use it on my toenails and sometimes on my fingernails. One coat gives you a polished but natural look, as you still can see your natural tips shining through. If you want a more opaque look, you should go for three coats. 
Essie Ballet Slippers Nailpolish

I know, Essie "licorice" really stands out next to my nude collection. But what can I say, sometimes I just want to go for a classic and dramatic black. Especially in the summer I just love black nails. For some reason, black polishes don't want to last very well on me. But again, Essie really solved that problem for me and this polish lasts 4 to 5 days on my nails without any chipping. YAY. 
Essie Licorice Nailpolish

What are your fave nail polish shades in the summer? 

x Lisa