Valentine´s Day Goodies to spoil yourself or to gift…

Codello scarf / heart sunglasses / Hypnotic Poison by Dior / YSL limited edition lipstick / Zoeva brush set / Sephora matte lipstick / Kate Spade heart satchel / nailpolish Essie / manguun collection heart pullover / Beauty sweater River Island / monogram mug amazon / Ella Heart crossbody bag

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Hello my holiday loving friends,

since Valentine´s Day is one of my favorite holidays I am sharing a little gift guide including sweet gifts for yourself or your begifted. We usually are going out but I think this Valentine´s we are going to stay in and enjoy ourselves while eating a huge pizza and watching Netflix (since it became so cold and snowy I barely want to go outside).

Codello heart print scarf // A scarf is a well needed accessorry in the winter so why not step up your outerwear game and wear this super cute and soft scarf with little colorful hearts all over. Combine it with your favorite color and spread some love.

Heart shapped sunglasses // We don´t have much sun over here these days but if you have or even got warm weather on Valentine´s day be sure to grab one of these. The shape is not only super trendy right now but it also fits perfectly for the holiday.

Dior perfume // I ordered this fragrance back in December and I loved it right away. Since I am more on the flowery side in terms of fragrances I wanted to have a little heavier one for the winter days. I always feel like these are the more appropriate ones in the winter. The Hypnotic Poison smells so good. It includes musk which can get too much for me quickly but it is mixed with some other lighter scents and really smells heavenly. The perfect perfume to gift.

Limited edition lipsticks // These are the cutest I have seen in a while so if you are a lipsticks lover/addict/collector be sure to get this quick cause they will sell out fast. I have gotten the Sephora one already and I love it. The color is super pigmented and also super matte and the red is so pretty.

Essie nailpolish // Red nails are a must for the day lovers.

Sweaters // No matter if you are staying at home or not be sure to grab one of these super cute sweaters. I got the purple one (going to share it in a separate outfit post very soon). I absolutely love to dress for the ocassion. Would be office appropriate with a blazer jacket and pencil skirt but you can also wear it casual with denim and booties.

Handbags // Aren´t these handbags the most prettiest you have ever seen for Valentine´s Day?? I know they are quite the investment to only use for one day. But to be honest you are not limited on days in wearing heart print. Go for the Kate Spade if you own a lot of red or/and blush pieces as this one is a real allrounder and also works for daily use.

Monogramm mug // Awesome little present for a co-worker, your mum or even a friend. These are super affordable and every letter looks different.

Zoeva pink brush set // Would be a great gift for yourself if you are a make-up lover or even to gift to a make-up loving friend. You could also get this for a Galentine´s party and divide it in two packages, one for you and one for your bestie.

Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

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Why it is okay to reduce your friends at a certain age..

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Good morning guys,
 
do you remember your school days and mostly your vacation time? We always were a bunch of girls chatting, laughing and talking about the next big party and cute boys. Always in a cluster and it was fine. We attended the same courses, went to the same cafés and stores and also walked together on the way to the train station to catch our train/bus. But then life comes in your way and after graduation people spread all over the country/area. Interests change. Work comes along. Working hours differ. Relationships come along. It is hard to catch up with everyone so the few who are staying – the inner circle – are the ones who are worth the work. 

Yes friendship is work. And the less you have to do the more you can invest your time in your friends. So go back to the time you where having about 10 girlfriends. Of course you knew what everyone was up to. If she had a new boyfriend, new clothes, which destination she went for vacation with her parents, who was heartbroken, who got good grades or the education she was dreaming of…
The list goes on and on. And of course you where able to know cause besides the time you studied or did your homework you always stuck together.
So “after growing up” it gets a lot harder to maintain those. And this is not only my side. I believe everyone is thinking this way. It is when being selfish suddenly becomes development.

After moving to another city and having a partner and building a house and working and having kids to care for there is only a short time frame left of your day and imagine how tiny it would be if you had to call 10 of your girlfriends to update each. So many get lost one the way. Probably some you thought you would stick forever (I had two really close girlfriends while in secondary school and now I don´t even know where they are or what they are doing).

So having two or three or even just one really good girlfriend you can call no matter what, you can always rely on, you can tell everything without getting judged upfront or being unsure what you can say to not hurt a feeling. To have as much fun topics as serious ones. That is enough and worth the work. Although you really should put effort and work into a friendship, it shouldn´t feel like actual work.
 
What do you guys about this topic? Anyone experienced something similar.
  
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Birthday Girl // turning 29 today + 29 random facts…

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Happy Birthday to me today,

yes it is my birthdy today. I am turning 29. I have never believed people when they said the last year before turning 30 feels hectic and pressured because you still want/have to accomplish so much until a new decade starts and I have to admit, I am not scared but it kind of feels weird though. Like every birthday or every special ocassion we are having dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant, Tiziano in Regensburg. It is small and cozy and the food is beyond delicious. 

So for this special ocassion today I am sharing 29 things I love, products I use, some personal stuff, favorite accessories and overall things to get to know me a little more (have a look at the last years birthday posts 27/28).

Beauty:

1 // Favorite lip combo ever: Maybelline Dark Rosewood lipstick and MAC Soar lipstick

2 // Favorite beauty tool: T3 Whirl Trio

3 // Best primer: NYX #nofilter (awesome quality, low price)

4 // Worst faux pass: super bushy eyebrows while I was in secondary school and blonde highlights on black hair which made me look like a zebra

5 // Favorite beauty blogger: Holly Ann Aeree and Carli Bybel

6 // Two beauty items I would never give up: lipstick and mascara

7 // Favorite shops for beauty items: Sephora, Flaconi, Douglas


Fashion:

8 // Favorite hand bag brands: Coach, Michael Kors, Tory Burch

9 // Favorite shop for office clothes: H&M

10 // Favorite color: red

11 // If its possible I´d rather wear dresses and skirts (not such a fan of pants).

12 // The worst piece of fashion ever (for me): fanny packs!

13 // Favorite season to dress for: Definitely fall

14 // My fashion idol from when I was younger: Fran Fine from The Nanny

15 // Worst fashion decision ever: turquoise jeans


Personal:

16 // Favorite movie: The Devil wears Prada

17 // Favorite singer: Taylor Swift

18 // Favorite book ever: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Askaban (read it 18 times)

19 // Best memory ever: Our wedding last year

20 // Favorite show ever: Modern Family and Gossip Girl

21 // Favorite Blogger of all time: Rachel Parcell from Pink Peonies, Sydney Carver from Summer Wind and Alexandra Weichert from Teggy French

22 // Favorite Quote: Getting angry doesn´t solve anything (I try to live by that but it doesn´t always work) and There can´t be too much glitter.

23 //Favorite drink hot and cold: coffee and champagne and diet coke

24 // Most annoying things for me: making phone calls, standing in line, certain noises (like the key tone of mobiles/snorring, know-it-alls, getting my hair wet.

 

Travel:

25 // Places we are visiting this year: Hamburg and Lake Garda (again)

26 // Most impressive city I have ever been to: New York City

27 // Most charming city I have ever visited: Amsterdam

28 // Places on my travel bucket list: Paris, Scottland, Miami

29 // Most expensive city I have ever been too: Copenhagen

That´s it. Be sure to check back tomorrow for another Wedding Wednesday post. It is all about my wedding dress.

Thanks for stopping by.

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