we are almost in the last week of February which means one of my favorite holidays is approaching quickly – of course I am talking about Valentine´s day.
I love to wear all kind of pinks, blush and reds for Valentine´s Day so I decided to create a lookbook for you guys including a bunch of looks you can wear to a dinner date, to work or for a Galentine´s feast.
All of the pieces (besides the jeans) are non-maternity, I just sized up to make the pieces fit the bump.
Do you have any great plans for Valentine´s Day? We are probably going to stay in. Depends on how big the bump will be in a few weeks.
welcome back to my blog. It is New Years Eve tomorrow and if you are still searching for a big and beautiful hair style I got you covered. I love curls in my hair and they usually last me for days so it is also super convenient. Spending 15 minutes on my hair and it lasts for about 4 to 5 days but this hair style I am sharing today is a little more time consuming. It takes about 35 minutes just to curl the hairs, no cooling and styling time added.
But if you want extra volume and a hairstyle to impress I would say this is for you – go big or go home am I right 😉
I start with clean and dry hair. You can straighten it before curling if you want but I don´t think it is necessary.
I part my hair in different sections about 7 (it depends on how thick your hair is and apply heat potectant spray on every layer. I am using the curl hold spray from ghd. It is supposed to support your curls to last longer and also protects your hair from the heat. After combing my hair through I start curling my hair.
These are the hair clips I am using to hold every individual curl. I got them off of amazon. They are sold in sets of 50. I used about 65 for all of my curls.
For this style it is super important to curl really small sections of hair. About 1 cm thick but not more. That is why you have a ton of curls at the end. It also gives you the most volume. I am using the T3 Whirl Trio curling wand with the smallest barrel. I always hold my curling wand upside down and wrap my strand of hair away from the face. Hold if for about 10 seconds and as tight as possible.
Loosen the curl and let is slide down the wand. Then hold it until you can lay your wand aside.
Clip it immediately as long as it is hot and and don´t uncurl your strand of hair. It has to cool down first. Repeat the same for your whole head is what takes the most time but the more acurate you are working here the better the curls look and hold in the end.
That´s how it look after you are done curling. Let them set and cool for about 20 to 30 minutes. If you haven´t done your make-up before that is how I would use the time.
After removing all the hair clips this is what it looks like before combing through.
I didn´t use a comb or brush at all. I just used my finger to comb through my hair as the curls stay tighter like this. Also adding a volume spray or hairspray or a combined product like the one I got from bed head is a must. I keeps your curls in place while they are still looking bouncy and natural.
We are going out for an early dinner tomorrow and then head home straight after because Chloe is terriefied of the fireworks and I wouldn´t want to leave her at home alone. Also I am super tired in the evenings as the bump grows a lot these days so we are enjoying a low key New Years Eve.
Wishing everybody a great celebration and see you.
since New Years Eve is just around the corner I wanted to share some festive ideas for the host or the staying at home gal. We decided to stay in this year and make cheese fondue. Our first plan was to go out for fondue but every restaurant has a special menu for New Years Eve so you can only eat this and nothing else.
Cheese fondue is pretty easy to make as it only has a handfull of ingredients and simmers by itself which gives you time to prepare all the food you want to dip in or eat it with.
We decided to go with bread, steak and some vegetables. You really don´t need a lot of it as it quickly fills you up but it is so so so delicious, I mean what is not to love about melted cheese??!!
For the table decor I went all in with glitz and glam like golden and silver glitter and a sparkly table runner with matching napkins. I personally love a matching table. The golden plates are the same I used for Christmas but another color. In fact I think I have about 5 different colors of them as they always work great for ocassions like this.
A classic mix of black, gold and silver is my favorite for New Years but you could also get really creative and use navy and silver dinnerware or anything else you like.
Do you have plans for NYE already ? Are you hosting or going out ?
Between all of the holiay hustle and bustle and all the presents and gift giving the simple things sometimes make the most for others. This could easily be a Christmas card with the best wishes or some sweet treats made by yourself.
A few weeks back I have seen a picture of these chocolate and sprinkle coverd pretzels and I thought this would be such a nice little gift for neighbours or co-workers or even some members of your family you don´t visit for Christmas.
All you need is a pack (or two – depends on how much you want to make) of pretzels, some candy melts and all the sprinkles you like.
Super easy to make. Melt the chocolate like instructed and dip pretzels halfway into the chocolate. Put sprinkles on top as long as the chocolate is still warm and let it cool down .
I decided to pack it up into little bags to gift but you could also use mason jars if you want to make it a lot fancier.