The NYE fashion recipe

The NYE fashion recipe

This year and a decade are over, so it is time to celebrate. Therefore, I created my New Year’s Eve fashion must-haves (my recipe). By the way, you can use this fashion ‘recipe’ for an upcoming party too.

Glitter & bold nails

Don’t be surprised if I talk much about silver clothing and sparkly things. Here I am wearing glittery nails and on the other photo, I have colored french manicure. You can never go wrong with shiny or colored nails.

Links to some glitter polishes: here / here / here / here

The perfect NYE dress

When I think about the perfect dress, I always envision silver, sparkly or black satin or velvet dresses. In these pictures I am wearing the Birdie dress by Weekday, it is a long-sleeved midi dress which I paired with white strappy heels. Here I focused on light makeup and the colors black and white. By the way, the dress is also available in silver. 😉

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More dresses: here / here / here / here

Glitter stockings

Glitter stockings can make a simple, minimalistic dress or skirt interesting and party appropriate. And since everything’s about glitter.. why not?

Glitter tights: here / here / here / here

Bold eye makeup

You can never go wrong with bold eye makeup. Here’s one where I focused on the color blue. Also, this blue eye shadow is by Essence in 06. And a few weeks ago I created a gold smoky eyeshadow look which I featured on this previous blog post. I have been playing with different makeup looks lately and I really hope I can inspire you with yours. 😉

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Gold jewelry 

If you are not a makeup person or you just happen to love jewelry (and makeup). Then you can always accessorize your outfit with your favorite necklaces, earrings or rings. Here I am wearing a vintage wave necklace. And this square pendant necklace by oNecklace. Besides, they offer personalized jewelry. So please check them out!

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Here I am wearing personalized earrings by oNecklace too ;-).

NYE shoes

I don’t really go crazy with shoes when I wear a dress, I either go with black ankle boots or sandals. And if my outfit is on the simple side I would go with sparkly shoes or wear bolder colors.

Party shoes: here / here / here / here

Mini bags

What will an NYE fashion outfit be without the matching bag? Here are two bags that I love so much. Both are very similar and can be worn on the shoulders and are made of nylon and therefore durable. Also, I think mini bags and baguette bags will stay in 2020 and will not go anywhere. And if you want your bag to catch everyone’s attention, you can always go with a sparkly one.

How many times have  I said sparkly or glittery? Hehe 😉

Baguette bags or sparkly bags: here / here / here / here

 

I hope I could inspire you for your own NYE look.

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Festive makeup

Festive makeup

Background photo created by freepik – www.freepik.com

The festive season is my favorite time of year because I get to spend it with my loved ones and eat delicious food.

Because I enjoy this season so much, here’s a smokey-glittery eye makeup that I will be rocking the whole time. First of all, I apply my Nars concealer in the color ‘Amande’ under my eyes and around the mouth area to balance my skin tone. After that, I contour with the darker shade in the color ‘Dark Coffee‘ and focus on my cheekbone area to give the dimension back to my face.

Then I apply translucent powder on my whole face to remove the shine and set my concealer.

Now, we are moving on to the eye makeup. Firstly, I utilize the black eyeshadow on the outer V and the crease area as the base. Then I use ‘Spirit’ from the Latte Palette by Bareminerals, as the transitioning color to soften the black eyeshadow that I previously applied. Furthermore, the brown color connects the brighter color that I’ll use now. ‘Firefly’ is the bright color which is also in the palette. Moreover, it is a shimmery gold that makes every eye color pop.  I put this on my eyelid and my inner eye corner. Finally, I enhance my eyebrows with Sante’s dark eyeshadow and finish the look off with a bit of brown liquid lipstick by NXY and a clear gloss on the lips.

CONCEALER: Nars – Amande / Dark Coffee
EYEBROWS: Sante (Rosy Shade Palette) – dark brown color
EYESHADOW: Bareminerals (Gen Nude palette – Latte) – Firefly (gold) / Spirit (brown)
black eyeshadow: Terra Naturi – Onyx black (sold out!) /similar 
BLUSH: Bareminerals – You had me at Merlot 
HIGHLIGHTER: Bareminerals (Gen Nude -Latte) – Destiny
POWDER: Alverde – Translucent powder
MASCARA: Maybelline – Lash Sensational
LIPSTICK: NYX – Teddy & Essence clear gloss

I hope you like this festive makeup and see you in the next post!

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Italy photo diary 2019

Italy photo diary 2019

Whenever I travel, I always feel inspired to collect pictures and summarize the beautiful moments of the trip.

9th of October

After our wedding (I will still make a post about it), we wanted to have a little honeymoon getaway and decided to drive to Italy. To explore the 5 villages ( Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore). It took us over 9 hours to arrive in La Spezia. Our Airbnb crib was very clean and much beautiful than expected. On the first evening, we didn’t see much of the city and went to a Pizzeria which was recommended by our Airbnb host -thank you again, Margarita! We ordered Pizza and it was so yummy!!

10th of October

We stayed in La Spezia and explored the city. We walked a loooot but the weather was beautiful! After that, we headed off to Porto Venere where we had the most beautiful view and sunset ever. Then the evening was completed with a delicious Ligurian dinner.

11th of October

Jan and I drove by car to Monterosso and had a relaxed beach day. Monterosso is the first of the 5 villages that we visited.

12th of October

The first time on a boat. We explored the two of the (5) Cinque Terre villages. Our first stop was at Manarola and the last at Riomaggiore. In the cities, we walked a lot, spent much time on the beach, drank coffee and had lunch. Finally, our evening was completed with a visit to the infamous  Nessun Dorma where we had a large food platter and an amazing view.

13th of October

After yesterday’s exhausting day, we had a chilled beach day at Baia Blu. Baia Blu is normally a private beach but only a few people were there and we enjoyed the quietness and the beauty of the sea.

14th of October

We finally got to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

15th of October

It was a rainy and grey day but we decided to see the last villages by train and bus. Our first stop was at Corniglia, a little village that has tiny alleys. Also, we drank good wine because Corniglia is known for its vineyards. It is the only village that didn’t have a beach.

Finally, we visited Vernazza and ate ice cream and had delicious dinner there.

16th of October

Sadly… it’s time to say goodbye, but first a quick stop in Como. The weather was beautiful and I could still wear a summer dress. We didn’t stay long and just had lunch there.

 La Spezia harbor Porto Venere Monterosso beach A boat day to Riomaggiore & ManarolaDelicious Italian food Riomaggiore with my baby My fave village: Manarola      Baia Blu The Leaning Tower of Pisa Corniglia Sea view in CornigliaHello Vernazza! Lake of Como I hope you enjoyed the photo diary.

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The autumnal wishlist

The autumnal wishlist

Oh dear, I never thought that I would love this year’s autumn/fall fashion. Normally, I don’t enjoy fall fashion that much due to the dark colors and the whole layering of clothing that comes with it. By the way, I am a spring/summer person because I can’t get enough of floral dresses and skirts.

The reason why I changed my mind is that many stores have come out with lovely pieces which I can see myself rocking until it’s winter season.

Therefore, I made an autumnal wishlist with pieces which you’ll hopefully like for these golden months. You can always use similar things from your wardrobe. I focused on classic & trendy pieces like leather jackets/blouses which I would pair with my favorite blue jeans. Or checked thick, wool blouses that give you a cozy ‘Canadian vibe’. Autumn and winter season will be the year of biker jackets. In addition, they make any outfit look very cool. And they’re pretty affordable if you don’t choose real leather and go with faux fur. 😉

I hope you like the list & see you in the next post!

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July’s favorite

July’s favorite

Hey guys!

I know it’s been a while where I’ve written in my little webspace. Therefore, I am here to share the things that I have been enjoying.

Skincare

The Ordinary SkincareEver since I’ve been off birth control my skin returned to its teenage form and have been suffering from blemishes and light acne on my cheeks. I used to use natural skincare products but I didn’t think that they helped that much because certain ingredients were missing. Now, I have incorporated chemical ingredients because they have been clinically proven to help with blemishes. And I started looking more into active ingredients and gave the products from The Ordinary a try.  These are the 3 products that I’ve been using religiously and they really help.

Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

The Ordinary Niacinamide and ZincIf you suffer from acne or pimples this is something for you. I have been using these bad boys for over 2 months. I put the serum in the pm. The consistency is not watery but a little bit tacky but if you follow up with your moisturizer, you don’t notice that anymore. After 2 weeks, I noticed that I don’t break out that crazy anymore, sometimes little bumps appear but they disappear quickly thanks to the serum. The 1% Zinc helps to control the oil production in my face and the Niancinamade fights the blemishes.. awesome combo? Right?

AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

The Ordinary Peeling SolutionAHA’s and BHA’s are two active ingredients that fight skin problems. BHA’s are one of the chemical peelings which posses very small molecules and can, therefore, enter deep into your skin layers. On the other hand, AHA’s have bigger molecules than BHA’s but they’re the most effective ingredient to fight pimples, blemishes and acne. I use this peeling solution once a week. It helps with fine lines, shrinks large pores and keeps the skin even. After using this solution a few times, I noticed, that my skin feels super soft and my pores appear smaller. After using this mask, I put moisturizer on my face and follow up with sunscreen since I used a peeling solution.

Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA

The Ordinary Alpha ArbutinThis one is for you peeps who suffer from hyperpigmentations. I have dark marks on my cheeks and on my neck. Unfortunately, I get dark spots if I don’t use sunscreen or if I pop a pimple. I apply this serum only on my dark spot and only in the evening. If you want to use it in the morning, don’t forget to use SPF. I can highly recommend this product because it keeps my skin tone even.

I hope this helps and I am planning a visual skincare tutorial soon, so stay tuned!

Floral dresses

SHOP THE DRESSES: white floral midi dress // mini blue wrap dress // yellow ditsy dress

Jey in short blue ditsy H&M dressUnfortunately, summer is over and was way too short! 🙁 But I am happy that I was rocking dresses the whole summer season. Moreover,  I like to experiment with skirts and dresses and I don’t enjoy thick fabrics or materials that make me sweat – you know? I literally bought every dress which had ditsy prints. Not only do those prints make any dress look cute they were very on-trend this season. Lastly, I wear midi to maxi lengths for those days where you don’t feel like shaving those pesky hairs.Yellow midi dress by Stradivarius Jey in floral Newlook 90s midi dress Jey in short blue ditsy H&M dress Jey in floral Newlook 90s midi dress

SHOP THE DRESSES: white floral midi dress // mini blue wrap dress // yellow ditsy dress

Books

If you are looking for a book to read this year, I would suggest, you read The 4 agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. It is a self-help book which frees you from self-doubt and limitations in your life. Furthermore, it is so powerful because it’s packed full of lessons. And I find myself falling back to the lessons that I had read. Also, I am sure that I will reread the book so that I can’t forget the beautiful message and lessons.

Netflix film

Lastly, I wanted to include a Netflix film into my list because it made me so emotional, angry and really had an impact on me because I know how it is to face racism. And I am happy that I don’t live in the states where I would fear for my life and the ones of my brothers.

When They See Us is a mini-series on Netflix that is about 5 young black boys who were accused of a crime that they didn’t do. And the sad thing is, that this is based on a true story. Please go and watch it, I can highly recommend the film.

 

See you in the next post!

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