Little Break

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It is summer and so I decided to take a little break in order to go on vacation for a week or even longer. This means that there won't be any posts in the upcoming days. I hope you don't mind and even can take the chance to go on vacation too.

A break is really important for you. It keeps your mind clear, you can get rid of stress and you can finally forget everything from your everyday life. Just have a little fun during this time. Meet people, meet new places, get inspiration and see the world from another view.

The reason why I don't know when I am back is because we actually haven't planned the holiday completely. We know where we want to go and the hotels are booked, so the "outer frame" does exist. However, we will probably find other exciting places or just spontaneously decide to stay for a little while, because we travel by car, so we are more mobile.

I wish you a wonderful summer and we see us in one week!

Lots of love,


Tone It Up Protein Pancake


Tone It Up is a famous youtube fitness channel that consists of Karena and Katrina who give everyone workouts, health advice and food recipes for free. One of these recipes are the Protein Pancakes which I tried out today. It is a healthy version for the usual pancake.

  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (organic brown rice protein or whey)- visit your local nutrition store or wholefoods!
  • 2 tbs vanilla almond milk or skim
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbs ground flaxseed
  • After above ingredients are mixed together add 1/2 banana (mashed)- mash first, then add!!
  • Add a handful of fresh or frozen blueberries
Instead of protein powder I just used ordinary flour and because I didn't have blueberries I used a general berry mix. Finish with pinch of cinnamon and sugar and you're done.

I don't say this now because I really love these girls, but I absolutely loved this pancake. It doesn't contain any extra sugar, but the banana gives this pancake the extra flavour and sweetens the pancake enough. Also, the blueberries add something fresh to this pancake. So I can only recommend trying this pancake!

Do you know Tone It Up and have you ever tried out their recipes?

Wish you a wonderful day!
Lots of love,


Lancaster Travel Size Sun Care Kit

Lancaster came out with a really cool and super useful sun care kit in a travel size which is the perfect size to put it into your luggage for vacation or into your handbag on the way to the beach.
So you have no excuse to forget packing your sunscreen.

The small kit consists of three things and a voucher:
1. Lancaster Sun Beauty Silky Milk SPF 15 - 50 ml
Lancaster promises: "[...] combines optimal UVA/UVB protection with new Infrared Technology, to further protect skin beauty from sun damage. Ideal for low sun intensities, this silky milk body lotion provides an ideal golden tan while maintaining firmness and elasticity."
2. Lancaster Infinite Bronze Face Bronzer SPF 15 - 3 ml
Lancaster promises here: "Thanks to its sensual, ultra-natural satin finish, this gently-tinted cream gel evens your complexion and creates an ideal , radiant, natural-looking glow. Comes in SPF 6 & 15 and in 2 luminous shades."
3. Lancaster After Sun Tan Maximizer - 50 ml
They promise: "Our clever best selling Tan Maximizer range ! This lightweight, fast-penetrating, after sun face & body lotion gives a delicious, soothing sensation while an exclusive technology helps intensify melanin production, even without sun exposure, to prolong the tan. Skin is soft, supple better prepared for subsequent sun exposure. The tan is beautiful, radiant, longer -lasting."

The voucher is a 5€-Voucher when you buy something from the Lancaster sun care line for 45 €.

So these are the three products. I think the face bronzer is definitely too small to use it as a real product. It more works as a sample for 2-3 applications. However, this whole kit is really handy especially in the summertime right now. Obviously the voucher should encourages you to buy something from their line, nevertheless, when you really love the products and you want to buy them, I think this is a nice thing.

Have you ever tried out Lancaster products because these are my first ones?
All the best,


The Strange Thing That We Do On Trips

A lot of tourists end up by doing something like this:

They study the maps weeks ahead and in the foreign city they walk with they map constantly through the city and follow strictly the routes that are given.

However, during the last trips my boyfriend and I decided to hide the maps really deep in our bags which are just used in emergencies. We use the maps maybe the first day in order to get a bit of an orientation and then we start to walk on our own. Automatically you don't follow the tourist routes, because you know in which direction you have to go and therefore, you also go into the side alleys. Not only does this strengthens your sense of orientation, but also opens complete new doors in the country.

Personally I recognized that this helps me to get to know the city a bit better. I know this sound super superficial, because as a tourist I will never be able to really get to know a country within 5 days, but it help me at least not feeling like a complete tourist. It helps me seeing other aspects of the world, exploring new things and therefore, feel more personally connected to the city or to any place.

What are your on your trip? Do you also like to walk through a city without a map?
All the best,


The Best Breakfast Shake You'll Ever Have

I never was a breakfast shake type, probably because I was to embarrassed of starting the mixer in front of my family. However, now during the summer holidays I detected the shake as my favorite breakfast ever. If you want to know how you can do this absolutely delicious and super fast breakfast shake then keep on reading!

  • 1 banana
  • about a hand full of any fruit that can be mixed (strawberries, blueberries, melons etc)

  • about 1/4 cup of oats
  • a bit of milk

  • Add the banana and any fruit that can be mixed to your mixer. It took today 2 slices of melon, but I really love my shake with 4-5 strawberries.

  • Add the oats on top of it and finally add the milk to it so that the banana is swimming in milk.
  • Mix everything together
  • Fill it in a glass and decorate 
And here we go with super delicious shake that only takes about 5 minutes if you are fast. The good thing about this is that you can add any fruit than you want which gives always another flavour and this breakfast contains every nutrient that is important for you. The banana gives you the energy and sugar as well as the oats as a carbohydrate. The milk gives the protein and has a lot of other important nutrients and the fruits and banana gives you vitamins.

I hope you liked this post and let me know whether you prefer a solid or liquid breakfast!

Wish you a wonderful day!
Lots of love,


Best of German - Fashion Brands

Here we go with another "Best of German" series according to the upcoming Olympic games. As I talked about the most famous and successful international German beauty brands, I want to focus now on German fashion brands. If you want to know which brands have been selected then keep on reading!

JOOP! GmbH is a clothing and cosmetics company founded as a designer label by German fashion designer Wolfgang Joop in Hamburg, Germany, in 1986. Joop has established a successful license business that offers womenswear, menswear, kid's clothing, sportswear, jeans, accessories, fragrances and home articles. 

Karl Lagerfeld
Okay I know that Karl Lagerfeld is a person and obviously, not a fashion brand, but he has created several fashion collections. He creates about ten collections per year named by himself and he also design the popular Chanel collection every year. He was born on 10th September 1933 in Hamburg, Germany.

Adidas AG is a German sports clothing manufacturer and parent company, which consists of the Reebok sportswear company, TaylorMade and Rockport. The company produces sports footwear, bags, shirts, watches, eyewear and other sports- and clothing-related goods. The company is the largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe and the second biggest sportswear manufacturer in the world after Nike. By the way Puma, another big sports clothing manufacturer, also comes from Germany.

Hugo Boss
Hugo Boss AG is a German fashion and style house based in Metzingen, Germany. It is named after its founder, Hugo Boss (1885–1948). I was so surprised that someone can really have such a cool name. Hugo Boss currently has at least 6,102 points of sale in 110 countries. Hugo Boss AG directly owns over 364 retail stores with over 1,000 stores and shops owned by franchisees. Hugo Boss offers men clothing, women clothing, sportswear, kids clothing and fragrances. Seriously, the fragrances are absolutely amazing for men and women and they always have really hot male models.

Escada is an international luxury fashion group in women's designer clothing. Escada was founded by Margaretha and Wolfgang Ley in 1978 in Munich, Germany. The company has a presence in about 60 different countries. Its main sales markets are North America, western and eastern Europe and Asia. I love the dresses of Escada, but unfortunately they are too expensive for me.
Tom Tailor
Now that most of the products that I've mentioned are luxury products I want to add an effortable, but really nice brand. Tom Tailor Group is a German vertically integrated lifestyle clothing company. It was founded in 1962 in Hamburg. Tom Tailor mainly provides classic and up-to-date casual wear and accessories for men, women, young adults and children. The company's core markets are Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Benelux countries and France.

So this is my "Best of German - Fashion Brands" edition. I hope you enjoyed reading this! I know that there exists a lot of other really good German fashion brands, but I just selected my favourite ones.

Wish you a wonderful day!
Lots of love,


The Reason Why I Hide My Face

Okay I am not male, I am female, but this photo represents today's topic really well: I hide my face in front of this blog. If you want to know why then keep on reading.

I know that a few other blogger also don't show their faces on their blog, but I never heard someone talking about this issue. However, I think that you, my readers, deserve to know why I keep my face out of the lens as you might have already noticed.

The thing is that I am still a student, but I don't know what I want to do in my future. It might be a total normal job where nobody cares about what I am doing in my free time. But what happens when I am going to do a more serious job where I have costumer contact?! Then everyone can look up in the internet what I am doing in my private life and then all my seriousness is gone and they think that I am a freaky beauty addict.
Okay, I am a beauty addict and I do not hide my hobby, which is beauty, but sometimes it is not suitable to reveal all your privacy in public and in order to achieve something and be success in your job you have to make sacrifices.

So I keep my face for myself and will continue to hide it as it also stands for the last piece of my personality that I keep for myself. Maybe this will change in the future, but till then I hope you don't mind not seeing me face to face.

Wish you a wonderful day!

Lots of love,


Rival de Loop Nail Colour 96J - Swatches

Bei meinem letzten Haul habe ich mir den Rival de Loop Long Lasting Nail Colour in der Farbe 95J mitgenommen. Es enthält 15ml mit einem Preis von 1,99€. In der Flasche hat der Nagellack einen sehr schöne, leichte Rosaton.

Ihr seht oben auf dem Bild den Nagellack mit zwei Schichten aufgetragen auf meinen Nägel. Ich hätte mir gewünscht, dass er noch ein wenig deckender ist, da man immer noch die Nägel durchsehen kann. Dennoch ist er sehr natürlich und lässt die Nägel insgesamt gesünder wirken.

Jedoch platzte der Nagellack schon nach einem Tag trotz Unter- und Überlack an einigen Stellen ab, bis dann am zweiten Teil sogar sehr große Stellen abgingen. Mich stört das jetzt nicht so stark, da ich meine Nägel sowieso alle 3-4 Tage neu lackieren, dennoch finde ich, sieht es ein wenig unschön aus, wenn plötzlich der halbe Nagellack auf den Nägeln fehlt.

Da ich die Farbe jedoch so schön finde würde ich ihn dennoch als "my mails, but just better" Lack tragen. Jedoch suche ich weiterhin nach so einer Farbe, die jedoch deckend ist.

Was haltet ihr von den Rival de Loop Lacken?

Alles Liebe,


Which nightwear do men REALLY want to see on girls

I usually intend to hate these "what do men really like" articles, because I don't believe that men are that thoughtful in their life ;) Also, men are individuals too, so it's hard to define a stereotyped preferences of them as well as it is impossible to convince a woman just wearing and doing what a man would like. 
However, in recent blog post, tv shows, books AND newspapers, journalists taught me which nightwear men really want to see on girls.

Yes, men like it when women wear men's shirt during the night. No sexy and expensive lingerie or a beautiful negligee, just a plain man's shirt. Until now I haven't found a serious source which explains why men like it so here is my own theory: I think it is the mixture of a man's items on a female body. Men feel emotionally and physically connected to their shirt and seeing this masculine item on a the softer female body seems to be sexually stimulating.

So this might be helpful when you wake up with your boyfriend and you want to attract his attention. However, if you don't like man's shirt then, hey, be your own personality and wear what ever you would like to!

I wish you a wonderful day!
All the best,


What's In My Hand Luggage?

Today I want to share with you my hand luggage, at least what I take with my on a long overnight flight beauty wise. Because of the fact that I am actually not going on an overnight flight this year, I don't have every product that I mentioned in a travel size. However, you can replace these products with your preferred one in a travel size, so that the mentioned products work as guidelines.

Hand cream
Because the air is so dry in a plane and my daily sleeping routine consists of a bit of hand cream, I would always take my hand cream with me. I really can not stand out dry hands!
Antibacterial handgel
Even though you can use the soap in the toilet, you never know who has touched the doorhandles and seats before you. Especially when you are working on your face or you eat something, make sure that you sanitize your hands beforehand. I can really commend the Bath & Body Works PocketBac Deep Cleansing Hand Gel

Makeup remover
It is really important that you remove your make up before you are going to sleep even though you are seating in a plane. Therefore, I would take with me the travel-sized Bioderma Crealine Micelle Solution Makeup Remover for Face & Eyes 100ml and 2-4 cotton pads.

Cleanser + wet wipes
The next step, which shouldn't be skipped is to cleanse your skin. You don't want to have new pimples before arriving in your new destination. I don' have a travel-size cleanser even though I can really recommend The La Roche Posay Cleansing Mousse from the Effaclar line. Just use any travel-sized cleanser which you prefer. Take a few wet wipes with you in order to remove the cleanser without heading to the plane toilet.

Because of the dry skin in the plane, it is also important to moisturizer your face really well in order to prevent it from dehydrating. However, firstly I wouldn't apply that much product on your face. When it is absorbed into your skin and your skin still feels dehydrated then you can always apply more.

Toothpaste + Toothbrush
Don't forget your teeth and brush them right before you go to sleep and in the morning. This also vanishes any bad breath.

When it comes to make up, I don't want to take too much with me, because this is just to make me look a bit more a wale. You can still apply more makeup when you arrive in your hotel. So I take a mascara with me, because this really makes your eyes look more awake and lively.

I apply a concealer on my pimples, redness and under eye circles in order to make my skin more flawless without appearing to be caky.Especially after a long flight, a concealer does wonders!

Lip Tone
Lastly I would take with me a colored lip balm, or also called lip tone. This can be applied without a mirror and has a natural effect, but gives a but of colour in the same time.

So this was my hand luggage. Of course, don'z forget to pack all these things in a clear zipper bag and keep all liquids that you take with you under 100ml.

Thank you really much for reading this post!
What do you have in you hand luggage on long flights?

All the best,

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