How to wear a velvet dress + my guide to shop at SheIn…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Velvet dresses didn´t get me as excited as the rest of the fashion crowd when they came out and I wasn´t into them right away. I first thought that is such a grandma material and not flattering at all but I am sure open to be taught a better one. And I was. My first velvet piece was a gorgeous blush t-shirt I have worn so many times the last winter and spring that I can not count it. So the styling of more velvet pieces followed. I got a gold studded blazer jacket, a burnt orange skirt and this beautiful dark blue midi dress. I ordered it from SheIn and it came in time and was made of good quality and great color. Definitely gonna wear this on one of the Holidays. 
I paired it with all gold accessoires and a nude faux fur jacket but it would be also really pretty if paired with silver heels and accessoires.
 
So let´s move on to the next topic I get several question about. Ordering pieces from the SheIn online shop. I know some of you don´t trust the shop or have read lots of bad comments or reviews but I have to say (and this post is in no way sponsored, just wanted to share my experience with you) I have never gotten one bad piece where I thought this has to go into the trash can right away. I never had a lost or forgotten order and customer service is really fast.
 
How is the quality? // It depends on what you get but I have to say mostly good. I really never had such a bad piece I couldn´t wear. The skirt and dresses I ordered had been lined so far. There was never a seam that opened right away or was already open. Also the sequins on differnt items are sewed on very well.
 
How are the prices? // I think they range from very affordable (you could say cheap as well but I really don´t like the negativity of the word) to normal. You cant get a blouse from 8 to 15 € and coats from 20 to 60 €. They also offer daily flash sales including a wide range of products and almost always discount codes to save money.
How long takes shipping? // It depends on the season. They are really busy around every holiday so be sure to place your order early
How is sizing? // Sizing can be really tricky so I wouldn´t give to much of the size comparisons they have. ALWAYS meassure. I do this everytime (had a piece that was way too small on my first order) and I have never had one that didn´t fit again. Be sure that you don´t meassure to tight. One or two centimetres don´t impair the fight or the silhouette but it can give you a little more freedom of movement. 
How can I pay? // So this one is the easiest question of all. You can pay with any credit card and if you don´t have one you can pay through Paypal but you always have to pay upfront. 
 
What else do they offer? // You can get rewards in form of points by confirming the arrival of the package and also by uploading and posting a styled picture with one of your bought articles and I think you also get points by reviewing pieces. I hope this helps a little to get rid of your concerns about bad comments. If you are still not sure about it why not order one simple piece and see if you like it.

Here are some of the pieces I got lately and loved a lot:

– olive pearl ruffled sweater
– leopard sequin pencil skirt
– 60´s inspired tie-neck sweater
– pink corderoy blazer jacket
– clear wooden handle bag
–  neon pink turtleneck sweater
– fringe hem striped poncho sweater
– white eyelet blouse
– scalloped hem t-shirt (so many pretty colors available)
– sequin cami dress


And now have fun shopping. 


As always thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

 

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The Daily Supplements I take….

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Hi guys,
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these days everybody is strinving to get healthy, be healthy or stay healthy. I think this is a huge theme which needs to be covered here, cause we are all practicing self-care for every part of our body (like face creams and face masks and more skincare and haircare and manicures and pedicures etc.) so why not for the inside too.

First and foremost I have to say I am no doctor and don´t have any medical knowledge. I am just sharing this here cause in my opinion it has helped me a lot and I think you can´t do much wrong by taking daily supplements but if you have any intolereances be sure to check on that first.
 So here is what I am taking:
Vitamin C // If you know my eating habits you know why I am taking these. I eat vegetables and fruit but I really don´t like much of them. Maybe eight out of hundreds which makes it really hard for my body to filter enough vitamins from the meals I eat. In my opinion there is nothing wrong in taking vitamin C supplements (also known as ascorbic acid). It mainly boosts you immune system and protects your blood cells from germs but also supports your body to filter the iron out of your food
Omega 3 // These are fish oil pill supplements and I have to admit my first thought was if they taste like fish I can´t take them cause this is just to gross for mornings. They don´t taste like anything at all. They open up in your stomach so I think you will never know how the inside tastes. I have read about these a few weeks ago at Jessi Afshin´s blog The Darling Detail. I always thought Omega 3 supplements were only to help your heart and also support yor cardiovascular system which isn´t bad either, I am just not in need of that now, but as it turns out they are perfect for hair growth and glowing skin too. So I am taking one a day.
Zinc // I am using these because my beautician who does my facials told me to take them in order to get clearer skin. I have a full skincare post coming up soon but I have some more questions for her first. She said that zinc would be amazing for acne troubled skin so I have been using the capsules for a while now and I think they really help. I have had two other apointments since my treatment started and she also admitted that my skin got a lot better. Taking two, one in the morning and one at night.
Biotin // This is the beauty vitamin (or also called Vitamin B7) and I have taken this for a long time now. I think almost two years. You body needs biotin to produce healthy nails, skin and hair and also to keep your nervous system in balance. 
I am taking one a day.
Collagen Peptides // I recently started taking this and I am not sure quite now. I have seen that Katey from Chronicles of Frivolity let hers dissolve in her morning coffee but I just can´t do that. I am drinking it with water and a spritz of lemon juice which tastes quite good. It resolves totally and doesn´t taste strange at all. Not also is it a great support for your skin, hair and nails but it´s also supposed to help you with your joints. I do have shoulder issues on a regular base so this would be a great solution for me if this actually helps. But, yes there is a big BUT. Consistency is key here. I think you won´t notice a different if you are not complementing your collagen drink into your daily routine. 

Same goes with all the other products as well. I have been taking them over a long period now and I start to notice a different in my skin (in combination with a lot of water intake everyday and a facial every month). In the end you have to try and find out what´s best for your body as everyone acts different (also this is in no way a recplacement for a healthy lifestyle).

Maybe I could help a little today in terms of getting healthier or staying healthy. 

Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

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How to enjoy Christmas time and not getting stressed out….

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Hi guys,
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I know that Christmas time puts a lot of pressure on each and every one of us. There is the decoration we have to set up, gifts we need to find, there are family or holiday parties to host and menues to plan and don´t forget to send out the Christmas cards in time!!
 Thinking of all these different things might be overwhelming at first but you have to tackle it piece by piece and for the time in between I have 4 tips/activites to lower your stress levels and give you the possibilitiy to really enjoy the most wonderful time of the year.

#1
Grab a cup of hot cocoa, head to your sofa and turn on Netflix. They have so many Christmas movies on their channel. You will get in the festive mood believe me and it is also nice to cuddle up while it´s cold outside.
My favorites are:

A Christmas Prince
The Spirit of Christmas
The Grinch
A Christmas Kiss
Merry Kissmas
The Nightmare before Christmas
Miracle on 34th Street


#2
Be sure to create your own and unique Christmas playslist. Listening to your favorite Christmas songs whenever you like really is a nice change to the normal radio (in my opinion they chat to much and always play the same songs). You can listen to your playlist while driving in the car, wrapping presents or cooking and cleaning at home.
Be sure to check out my playlist for some inspo.

                                                                    

#3
Bake the Christmas cookies YOU love the most. As a woman we always try to please others and care about others more than about ourself. That´s just how it works but sometimes there is something you have to do for your own especially in stressful times. Search the recipe you love the most and start baking and if these are some your family members or room mates don´t like – good for you, so there is even more left.
Here is my favorite recipe. They are called snowflake cookies and super delicious. 

#4
Visit Christmas markets
The Christmas markets are everywhere these days so it is nice to spend an afternoon or an evening strolling around. Having some punch and some delicious food. Maybe you can find a last minute gift at the booths with all the pretty handmade things like wooden figurines or handcolored candles. 


It is good to unwind before the big day hits. 


We are going to visit a Christmas market on Sunday and I am also going to bake my favorite Christmas cookies tomorrow listening to my Christmas playlist. 

Do you have any other tips to lay back before the stressful three days of Christmas?

Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

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5 things to do at home when you are not going on vacation….

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Hi guys,

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usually most people are on vacation during the summer months. Flying to culturel places or laying down by the sea but this is not granted or always possible. Many people can´t go on vacation maybe they won´t get this much time off or there isn´t enough money left for a trip.
So today I am sharing my 5 tips on getting as much summer feeling as possible without laying by the sea at Cabo San Lucas.

1. Wear your summer clothes wherever you go – whether it is to the grocery store, the city or to any kind of appointment. It gives you a different feel when you are wearing a flattering and airy and bright colored summerdress.

2. Get a deckchair and a palmtree for your patio or your balcony and go outside as much as possible. Laying in there with a drink and a straw hat in the sun completely changes your mood.

3. Decorate your home for summer. There are so many cute options with palm prints or flamingo prints. You can read my post about it here

4. Choose your summer drink. There are new creations every year and at the end of trying there is always one which tastes best. I made this rosé wine with russian wild berry lemonade and raspberries my winner. It is an old recipe from Monika Hibbs´s blog. I just love her creations.

5. Get some cute summer pieces for your wardrobe. I recently ordered this straw hat which says “chasing the sun….” from ASOS and this palm print bikini from SheIn. These are perfect pieces for you Summer atmosphere and really affordable.

Hope there is something which let´s you forget about the fact that you are at home in your vacation even it is just for a while.

Thanks for stopping by. 

Take care. See you.

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