Monday, April 14, 2014

Natural Beauty

lately i'm absolutely into the natural look. wether it's makeup or hair, less is more for me. i'm so over the done look, with perfect curled or straight hair, the perfect matte teint with a cat eye and red lips.

one thing that i'm so done with, and i never really liked, is the matte teint look.
all of my girls are OBSESSED with looking all matte, every little glow gets killed right away with tons of powder and called 'greasy' skin. but it's their choice. they CAN have the glow, the 'freshly moisturized' look, they simply don't want to.
for me that was no option the last years, cause acne covering make up and a natural glow don't go together. if you want to hide your cysts and scars you gotta go matte.
but now my skin is getting better, after all this years, and i start to love highlighters and shimmer all over my face.
don't mistake me, i'm not talking about glitter! not at all! i'm talking about a soft shimmer on cheekbones, nose and forehead. and the perfect foundation for the natural look is the 'le teint touche eclat' from yves saint laurent. it has a light to medium coverage and perfectly reflects light which lets your skin look so fresh and moisturized.
for the look i focus on my skin, try to let it shine and look healthy, i use a beige-rose blush and some bronzer to contour and blend and fix it with some 'mineral veil' powder from bare minerals.
i keep the eyes natural and just use a subtle natural color of my urban decay 'naked' palette.
i skip the mascara and accent my eyebrows with my mac eyebrow pencil in 'fling' which is the perfect color for me.
as i can't skip the lips as a lipstick junkie, and cause it's a natrural look, i prefer a nude shade. as most of the classic nudes don't suit me, i go for a more pinkish shade, which lets me look fresh and healthy.

for the hair i just use some volume and sea salt spray and let it air dry to get the perfect beachy waves. lately i'm quite obsessed with natural blonde shades. since last summer i'm trying to grow out the color and get back to my natural haircolor and then just glaze it to get this ally mcbeal dark blonde look (here).

who else likes this natural glow look? whats your number one beauty trend for spring/summer?

bebefit 'high beam' - here
yves saint laurent 'le teint touche eclat'  - here
mac eyebrows in 'fling' -  here
bare minerals 'mineral veil' - here
clarins 'blush prodige' in 'rose wood' - here
urban decay 'naked' palette - here
tom ford 'lip color' in 'spanish pink' - here

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Hello Spring

i'm so glad that spring is here and temperature is rising. to see flowers and trees blooming boosts my mood every time, and now is the time! and i think nothing represents the first weeks of spring better than tulips, so i had to get some at the market on saturday, it highlights every room you put it in!

light trenchcoats, wide leatherpants and slip ons are all big trends this spring, so i combined them in one outfit. and oh, that zara necklace, it was love at first sight! i think pearls are going to have a big revivals, but we will see!
and no, i don't see a problem wearing black in spring. you don't need to wear colors to have a colorful live^^

so far, so good! enjoy the sun and blooming trees my loves, cause i definitely will!^^

shirt, pants, bag, necklace - zara
trench, slip ons - h&m
watch - daniel wellington
sunglasses - asos

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Recipe: Mediterranean Tomato Sauce with Sardines

this is my favourite pasta sauce ever! you can skip the sardines if you don't like them, but i love it!
i eat this for lunch, as i try to avoid carbs in the evening. for dinner you could just skip the pasta and double the veggies, tastes great as well!

ok, let's get started:

what you'll need for 4-5 servings:

  • 1 large or 2 medium onions
  • 3 medium garlic clove
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1 red bell pepper (paprika)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper (paprika)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • about 30-40g sardines from a jar (half a jar)
  • some oil 
  • some dried italian herbs (oregano, thyme, ect)
  • bell pepper (paprika) powder
  • pepper
  • salt (for the sauce just if you skip the sardines)
  • fresh basil
  • 250g whole grain pasta (i used organic penne)

what to do:

cut onions and garlic into small pieces and fry in oil for about 3 minutes.
cut zucchini and bell peppers into pieces and stew with onions and garlic for about 10 minutes.
add diced tomatoes and sardines und let it cook for about 15-20 minutes. season with italian herbs, bell pepper powder and pepper. (no salt! the sardines are VERY salty).
cook pasta in salted water for about 8-10 minutes. 
serve with lots of fresh basil and some grated parmesan if you want to. 

whats your favourite pasta sauce? do you like sardines? i love them, but do understand why some hate them^^

Friday, March 28, 2014

Wish I Was Wearing

i love simple looks! it's so pretty to make each piece stand out without competing.
i think there's a special beauty in simplicity and  minimalism. you take everything thats not necessary and in the end you are left with the essentials. just the things you love, not an overload of things you like. i'm not just talking about fashion alone, i mean life in general!

this is a classic black and white look with a horn box bag as highlight. i love each piece here and i think every single one would be worth a purchase, what makes it my current wishlist (at least a part of it^^). in fact, i just ordered some Dior double earring look a likeS and can't wait to wear them!

pants - JOSEPH
shirt, shoes and box bag - ZARA
sunglasses - CELINE
double pearls earrings and highlighter - DIOR
lipstick - CHANEL

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Oh Rainy Day

we had so nice weather the last few weeks, a lot of sun, not too much rain and quite warm. 
so i made the plan to take some outfit pictures when i visited my family and took lots of clothes with me. but then, just the minute we startet to shoot the first outfit it started to rain, and never stopped. 
but at least i have one picture to show you, more than i had before.^^
i want to try to always see the positive, and it turns out to be harder than i thought! 

latley i really love my chanel lookalike bag i bought in december, i try to wear it as much as i can. 
do you have such pieces you want to wear everyday, but they are too unfunctional or uncomfortable (like the shoes i wear on the picture^^)?