Beauty Favourites x Update

Today, I will show you some of the things that I have loved using & doing throughout February. First, I will write about my beauty-related favourites and in the end, you can read more about lifestyle-related things that I’ve loved this month.

Beauty

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Catrice Matt Eyeshadow Palette

This palette is perfect for everyday make-up! I mostly use the second colour from the left at the bottom row – I feel like that colour looks really natural on me and also suits my skin tone. What I also really like about this palette is that all of the colours are matt – it’s so hard to find an eyeshadow palette without glittery eyeshadows!

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Catrice Prime & Fine

This powder is great if your skin tends to get shiny throughout the day. I bought it at the beginning of the month just to try it, and now I use it every single day, because it has helped so much to mattify my skin. Veeery useful!

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NYX Eyebrow Mascara

If you need an eyebrow gel to keep your eyebrows in place, this tinted brow mascara will do the work! It does a great job and isn’t as expensive as other eyebrow gels – it only costs about 10€.

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Hand Creams

In winter, my hands get super super dry – it actually hurts everytime I need to wash my hands or stretch my fingers! The hand creams you see in the picture above have really helped to reduce the dry-ness. Especially the one by The Body Shop has saved my hands throughout extra cold New York days.

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Schwarzkopf got2be Dry Shampoo

Normally, I only use baby powder if I don’t have time to wash my hair but I got this dry shampoo in a goodie bag last weekend, and it works so so well!! I am really impressed! Especially because the scent is really okay and fresh – normally, the scent of dry shampoo gives me a headache! Also, it doesn’t leave any white spots in my hair, so I will probably start buying this product after this little bottle gets empty 🙂

Lifestyle

Ballet

Now on to the lifestyle-related favourites: I started doing ballett again this month! I used to dance when I was about 8 years old and I also did jazz dance for 4 years as a teenager. I am not quite sure why I stopped, because I absolutely love dancing – it’s one of my biggest passions!

So now I am starting with the basics again. It’s quite hard and a bit frustrating because I have to re-learn everything again, and also – I am reeeeally not good! Haha But it’s so much fun, I enjoy it a lot and I already look forward to my next ballet class. I want to keep practicing and work hard, so I will get better and better each week! 🙂

Rupi Kaur Poems

I don’t read poems that often, but I recently discovered Rupi Kaur and her book Milk and Honey and I am so in love! Here are some of my favourite poems of hers which I found on Pinterest:

 

 

 

Music

I loved the Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack, and I am also a huge fan of Dua Lipa at the moment – I would love to see her live and meet her in person! I am also going to the Chainsmokers concert in Haus am Kaibling on March 2nd, which I am really excited for.

You can find some of my favourite songs this month in this Spotify playlist.

I hope you enjoyed my favourites this month.

Much love, Chris

 

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Style: Uni Outfits

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Today I want to show you my outfits of the week! It was my first week back to university after my semester abroad, which was really exciting for me. I basically wore the same clothes every other day, but switched up some things. This way I didn’t have to think so much about what I should wear in the mornings. As always, I will give you the link to the clothes if I can find them again.

Monday

 

 

First day baaaack! I was really excited to see my friends again, especially the ones that I haven’t seen for 6 months! I wore a soft, light grey blazer which I found in the Bershka sale a few weeks ago, paired with a plain striped shirt from Zara. I tucked it into black high waisted jeans.

For jewellery, I wore the same things each day: pearl earrings and some rings from H&M, and a gold heart necklace that I got from my mum for Christmas. (Jewellery is pictured best in the Thursday outfit!! 🙂 ) I also wore my overknee boots with every outfit, which I have already mentioned in this post.

Blazer: Similar (Bershka)

Shirt: Similar (Zara)

Jeans: Only

Tuesday

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I wore a grey jumper which I got at C&A ages ago, tucked into some shorts which I got at Pull&Bear and black tights underneath. I bought the shorts one week ago and instantly fell in love with them! They look very business-y and chique, but are also really comfy to wear. I got them in the size S and they fit really well even though I normally wear XS. (They unfortunately don’t have them in XS)

Similar jumper: Similar 1 2 3 (Zalando)

Shorts: Pull&Bear

Wednesday

 

 

On wednesday, I wore the blazer from day #1 again. Underneath I wore a long black shirt from Vero Moda. To jazz everything up, I wore faux leather leggings which I recently found in my closet! I bought them at Pimkie when I was about 17 years old and then totally forgot about them. However, I was really happy to find them again because I really love mixing things up with different materials. In my opinion, they look super cool.

I am also wearing socks with small pugs on them (my favourite socks of all time haha). I couldn’t find the exact ones but I remember them being from H&M!

Blazer: Similar (Bershka)

Shirt: Vero Moda

Leggings: Similar (Zalando)

Thursday

 

 

I had an exam today and also a reeaaally long day, so I wanted to be comfy today. I wore the same leggings as yesterday (I honestly just love them), the same black shirt from Vero Moda and on top I am wearing a light sweater from Zara. I really like styling cropped jumpers over longer shirts, it changes things up a bit.

Sweater: Zara

Shirt: Vero Moda

Leggings: Similar (Zalando)

That’s it for this week! This Friday, I am free so I have a looong weekend which I am really thankful for!

Which of the outfits did you like best??

See you soon and much loveee,

Christine

Style: Ball Night

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There is nothing more than an occasion to dress up. This year I went to the „Bonbon Ball“ in Vienna with my partner in crime, Melanie. It was such a crazy and adventurous night out and I loved every second of it.

Many people have asked me where I got my dress, so I thought – why not make a blog post about it?

The dress is from the brand Lace & Beads, and I ordered it through Zalando two years ago. I got it in the size XS, but I still had to shorten it a bit. It’s feels very nice, is not too tight and just really beautiful. I couldn’t find my exact dress in the only shop, but Lace & Beads has some other really nice dresses which you can look at here.

Much love, Christine

 

 

 

 

Beauty February 2018

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Today I will show you some of my recent beauty favourites. Personally, I love reading the recommendations of other people, so I thought it would be fun to do and also helpful to some of you.

Let’s get started…

IMG_2382-01J’aime my… Shampoo Shine & Highlight Blond Sublime – Franck Provost Paris

When I died my hair I needed a good hair care product specifically for blonde hair. This one is without silicones, so it doesn’t damage my hair as much as other products. I used to suffer from hair loss (mostly because of hormones) and using shampoos without silicones really helped me! The product works really great for my hair, so if you need something (not that expensive) for your coloured hair, I would recommend that you give this brand a try.

Gliss Kur Hair Repair – Schwarzkopf

This product is simply amazing. I use this for over a year now and it works great! You spray it into your towel-dry hair and then brush your hair afterwards. Firstly, you can brush your hair super easily which is perfect for me because my hair always gets knots after I wash it – this was such a struggle for me before a friend recommended this product to me! Moreover, my hair gets super soft and shiny when I use this product!! I simply love it..

IMG_2386-01Perfume „Oriental“ – Zara

I randomly found this perfume in the Zara Sale and I had to try it because I love oriental and sweet smells. The perfume is really cheap (4,95€ I believe) and it smells really nice. I love to wear it as an everyday-scent.

Coconut Passion Fragrance Mist – Victoria’s Secret

This must be one of my favourite smells of all time. If I had to choose one scent for the rest of my life it would be this one! It’s so sweet and nice, and if you spray the mist on your body after using a vanilla-scented body lotion it’s even more amazing! I basically do this every day because it smells so good, I am obsessed haha

IMG_2391-01Glam & Doll False Lashes Mascara – Catrice

My lashes are quite short and straight, so it’s hard to find a good mascara to really bring out the best in them. This one works really well for my lashes and makes them look much longer than they actually are.

Fit me! Concealer – Maybelline New York

I am using this concealer for years now, and it has never disappointed me. I always re-buy it because it’s just the best concealer for my skin. No other concealer that I have tried has such good coverage.

Hemp Heavy-Duty Lip Care – The Body Shop

This lip balm is super moisterizing and is honestly the best lip balm I have tried so far! If you tend to get dry lips as I do in winter, try this! It works really really well.

That’s about it for today. Did you try any of these? Write me what you think!

Until next time,

Christine

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Today I want to show you a recipe for chocolate chip cookies. I tried the recipe yesterday and they tasted amazing and were so soft on the inside. The recipe is with cardamom, which makes them taste really special. I made them to surprise a friend, who finally had her last exam this January! (For everyone who still has some exams to do this semester: Good luck!!)

What you need

(recipe for 16 cookies)

  • 225 g spelt flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 150 g brown sugar
  • 100 g (vegan) butter
  • 100 g (plant-based) milk
  • 25 g chocolate chips (I just cut cooking chocolate into pieces)

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The recipe
  1. Turn the oven on 175°C and prepare a sheet with bakery paper. Mix the flour with the baking powder, the salt, cinnamon and the cardamom.
  2. In a second bowl, mix the butter, sugar and milk together.
  3. Now put the dry mix in the second bowl and stir it all together. Then, add the chocolate chunks.
  4. Now you can use two spoons and form little balls from the dough. Put them on the bakery sheet.
  5. Bake the cookies for about 12 minutes and you are good to go!

I hope you like them, enjoy!

Love, Christine