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:
let´s talk beauty today. A few weeks ago a company called Mikasa reached out to me if I was interested in testing their products. They are selling make-up brushes and after a quick look on their site I was thrilled and wanted to try them immidiately.
In fact I was on the hunt for a new set of eyeshadow brushes so this chance came in the right time. I got the Essential brow set and plus one eyeshadow brush for free. Obviously it was a test run before actually launching this extra brush.
They arrived after a few weeks (came from Canada and I am here in Germany) I started to test them. I have been using them fo about 6 weeks now and I must admit I have one definite favorite.
This is my favorite brush. The double ends are perfect to do your eyebrows. You can comb it with the one side and fill them in with the other side. The brush is perfect to put on your eyebrow powder. It really takes up a lot of powder and it is soft but not to soft.
Although this is a concealer brush I am using it for drawing a thin line of eyeshadow on the outer corner of my lower lash line. This works perfectly since the brush is so thin.
Overall the set is great and the brushes are made of good quality. Another good reason to get them is that they are made of synthetic hair cause I can´t use brushes made of real hair, they cause an allergic reaction on my skin.
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I have been struggling with my skin since I was a teenager. It really got better by following certain things like drinking lemon juice with vitamin c, taking biotin and dietary supplement for my skin, applying skin masks to my skin, cutting out dairy products and changing the pillow case from cotton to silk. And I also think taking birth control pills made a huge difference so since I stopped taking them for a good reason my skin got worse. Almost the same day.
So after my normal routine didn´t work out anymore I started researching on the internet on a skin care line which had exact the products I wanted and which was payable. So I have found the Dr. Hauschka skin care line for oily skin. This post is not sponsored at all. It is just written by a desperate women who wanted the skin back she had before so badly. I ordered the “Clariying Face Care Kit” with all the items of this particular line in a sample size. The kit cost about 15 € and contains seven of the products out of this line and is, in my opinion, worth every penny cause the products are expensive in their regular sizing and this way you can see what you like and what works for you.
balances combination skin – use in the morning The first product I used. I like the smell (fresh with a hint of citrus) and the consistency of the cream. My skin stayed hydrated throughout the day and you only need a little drop of the product for your face. Also does it have a mattyfiying effect which is pretty welcome here.
balances oily,blemished skin – use in the mornings I always wanted to have a face oil but I was afraid it would make my skin look more oily at my t-zone than it is now and I wasn´t quite sure if I liked the feeling of the product on my skin. As it turnded out I worried way too much. I have never had smoother skin after applying a face cream to my skin than after using this oil. I love it and already ordered the big bottle. Also the sample size was 5 ml and after 4 weeks of using it there is still something in the bottle.
refines, revitalises and deeply cleanses – use in the mornings and evenings This product absolutely failed for me. The smell is not very nice and the consistncy is like peanut butter. And it didn´t do anything for me. Also the feeling on my skin was greasy somehow after washing the product down. Maybe it is supposed to leave a some kind of film on your skin to prep or protect. I have never had so much make-up left in my face after washing it, than with this product.
deeply cleanses all skin conditions This was a small package containing powder so you can mix a mask by yourself. You have to be careful to not put to much water into it otherwise you can´t use it as a mask cause it won´t stay on your face. The smell is really not good. I can´t even describe it and it also hasn´t got the nicest color – some shade of brown. BUT the mask made super soft and rosy skin so it was worth having it 15 minutes on my face and not breathing so deep.
Revitalising mask rejuvenates, soothes and refines all skin conditions This might be one of my favorite masks ever. The smell is so refreshing and sweet, like a piece of key lime pie. The mask is like a thick cream and it is very easy to apply to the skin and I think it has some kind of cooling effect. If your skin would be really worse you could also use it as a primer under you usual day cream or the clarifying day oil. Just remove it after twenty minutes with a wet towel so your skin can stay hydrated.
Clarifying toner tones, balances and calms That was the second product I ordered in the normal size right away cause I thinkit does so much for my skin. I am only using it in the evening. It was enough for the warmer month but I think I have to get another product to keep my skin hydrated in th cold winter months. It is a liquid to spray on your face and gently press into your skin. It is supposed to reduce blackheads and to calm down your skin after a long day. I love it and I also use it for my neck.
Clariying steam bath prepares skin for deep cleansing To be honest I haven´t had time to use it and I also have never seen a prodcut for home use like this but I get the idea of it. The hot water steam opens up your pores so you can put on products more effective as they can suck in deep into your skin. Also it would be easier if you are getting rid of your blackheads and pimples at home. Definitely gonna try this next week on my free days. The smell is pretty herbal but that doesn´t bother me at all.
Hope this post wasn´t too long but I jsut wanted to despribe the products the best I could.
I haven´t done a Casual Saturday post the last two weeks because it wasn´t just enough we did to round up to you and also I had so much content I wanted to get out before summer fades away.
But today we are continuing with our normal schedule.
It was Florian´s grandmas birthday on Thursday so we went there for a birthday dinner.
For Friday we had tickets for a big soccer game in Munich and there is an excursion with Florian´s soccer team today. We are heading back to Munich tomorrow to stay there for two days and are coming back on Monday. Wow so many activities !!
I tried out some new stuff and one of it and above all was this double burger I made and since we stopped eating carbs I made the burger buns out of spinach cheese and egg. I have to admit they look a little strange and you might have to get used to it first but the taste was amazing.
Another meal or a desert I wanted to try out a long time was this skillet chocolate chip cookie. This is heaven you guys. HEAVEN. It takes nothing like a normal cookie. This is way better. I put some peanut butter and caramel ice cream on top which made it even better (and I thought we where avoiding carbs – whoops). The recipe is from Martha Stewart – you can view it here.
Another great thing I love to make in summer are salads. I just throw in any kind of stuff I find in the fridge or in my pantry. I like to add one warm ingridient to it like a grilled cheese in this case.
Since we love a good breakfast on weekends we tried these breakfast muffins and they are great. You can make them in a million different ways.