Kylie’s Lip Kit

Saturday already! I really wanted to post earlier this week, but – surprise, surprise – was caught up with business and studying once again. At the end of last week I finally received the lip kits from Kyle Cosmetics. I have always been wondering how these products are – if it’s really good quality as always talked about or rather a hype because, well, it’s Kylie after all. It all started rather dramatically, however, when I went to the post office in full agony to receive the package. I knew it had to be the Kylie packet – after all, it was the only thing I had ordered from the States that time around and was the only one I understood why I had extra customs costs (thank you, Switzerland – not!). Best part of the story, though, is that they lost the package. They couldn’t find it and left me standing without anything to take home that night, though promising me that they would search and call me later that day. Already purchasing these products was harder than ever imagined. All products seem to be sold-out constantly. Kyle oftentimes announces a re-stock, but I usually only see it the next day (due to the time differences). So annoying! Until, one night late after studying, I saw that she had just made a new annoucement – and, I was lucky! I was able to purchase all three matte liquid lipstick & lip liner kits I so desperately wanted to try myself: Dolce K, Candy K, and Koko K.

Those of you that know me personally and those that follow my snapchat, know that I love both Candy K and Koko K! Both are ridiciously good at covering up, are a perfect matte, stay on for hours, do not dry out your lips and are perfect nudes to combine with almost every outfit. I still haven’t had a chance to wear the Dolce K in public, as it is quite a bit darker and rather for the evening (in my opinion). Speaking of evening, I might get the chance to wear it tonight, when I am hopefully going out for dinner (and if not, I will order something, for sure!).

The past days, as I’ve mentioned, have been rather busy. Next week isn’t any quieter. I will be traveling to Geneva on Monday through to Wednesday for business, and will be flying to Germany (Düsseldorf) on Thursday. There I will be with the family until Sunday night. Friday my sis has her high school graduation and we are planning on a lovely dinner high up in the sky! Can you guess where? I’ll try to take pictures, even if it is dark, though surely you can follow all happenings on snapchat. Until then, however, and very important as well: the EM has started! Although I am not the greatest soccer fan on a daily, and I do not watch every match and every league, I am beyond excited to (hopefully) see Germany play and succeed in the following weeks. Tomorrow’s first game is against Ukraine. Cross fingers! Though, of course, I will be fair and agree that the better shall win!

With that, I wish you lovely continuing Saturday! Stay tuned on snapchat to receive daily updates. xo

Product Review – Löwengrip

Hey loves! Already Sunday and another week has gone by. The best part? I can sleep in once more tomorrow! Yep, it’s like a public holiday in Zurich tomorrow called ‚Sächsilüüte‘ in Swiss German. Remember when I told you about the blogger event when Isabella Löwengrip came to Zurich to talk about her blog and products on the recent post? Well I couldn’t restrain myself from buying some of her products and trying these out the past couple of weeks. I’ve been wanting to tell you earlier but I figured it is best to wait a while and actually be able to write a product review after having tested the products a bit.

My favorite product so far, without a doubt, is the ‚Count On Me‚ deodorant. This is probably one of the products least talked about, and I do understand it: no one wants to talk about being sweaty and actually needing deodorant. For a matter of fact, though, I would assume almost everyone uses it. I’m actually more of a ’sweaty‘ person – sounds nasty, I know what you’re thinking. It’s a subject matter no one really talks about, yet over and over again I hear it from so many people. Finding the right deodorant is essential. I’ve tried them all in the hope to actually finding a deodorant that really works. Those that claim they work for 48h – really? Has anyone not been sweaty for a full 48h? I haven’t. Let alone that most people do shower in between those hours. Either way, Isabella had been talking about the same problem and the fact that she never really found a product she really liked. Not only did she, where one might assume she markets the products, talk about it, but one of the owners of the hairdresser (a man!) even said it’s the best one he’s used so far. That made it so much more believable for me and thus I had to try it. To cut a long story short, it actually works. I’ve been super happy with the product – not only does it smell amazing, but I actually don’t sweat (or at least a whole lot less)!

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Another set of products I really like is the ‚Blond Perfection‘ silver shampoo and conditioner. I love being a blonde – I love the warm color of blondes in general, yet, I don’t like it yellow. Some people do, and that is absolutely fine, though I always look to have that slight icy, silver shining blond instead. The silver shampoo does exactly that – I’ve only used it a couple of times, 1-2x a week at max, but it gives you a healthy glow and takes out any yellows. Watching out for my blonde hair has become especially important since I go swimming a couple of times a week now. All the chlorine in the pool is not only drying out the hair (and skin), but if you don’t wash it out properly you can easily get a yellow (almost green) look to your hair. Yuck!

I also tried the set ‚Back To Balance‘ (shampoo and conditioner) as I am very picky with my hair products. I can use any conditioner I want, really, and it makes no difference. Give me the wrong shampoo though, and my scalp gets itchy within hours or a day. I had to get used to this shampoo as well – scalps seem to take time to adjust – but after a week I’ve had no more problems.

Last but not least I can only recommend the ‚Hydration Heaven‘ hair oil. I can’t compare it much with any other products because honestly I’ve never really been into hair oils – wishing though I had started earlier! My hair in general is quite healthy (according to my hairdresser), is nice and thick (even though I color it) and grows at quite the good pace. Nevertheless, there are days when my hair seems a little dull, the shine is gone and I don’t really want to wash my hair immediately again – let alone it’s not the healthiest thing to wash your hair daily. Over and over again I’ve read that you should only wash your hair 1-2 a week. How? I don’t know. I don’t wash it daily (anymore), but I do wash it every other day. Let alone on the pool days, I want to wash my hair out well. On those days I do not, however, and I need that extra boost of shine the oil has really helped a lot. With only 1-2 sprays the hair looks glossy and healthy and – thankfully – not oily.

So that’s it for my beauty product review today – what do you think, have any of you tried them out yet? I actually just found out that the deodorant has been nominated for the Swedish Beauty & Cosmetics Award in 2015 – not bad (!), though I guess nominated does not mean win. Either way, I will snuggle up on the couch a little more now, drink my tea and might even continue on my studies today. Oh joy! With that, I wish you all a lovely end to the weekend! xo

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Isabella „blondinbella“ Löwengrip in Zurich

Hey guys! On a short notice, I just wanted to give you all a heads-up and small hint on a bloggers-event that will be held at Scandinavia Hair tomorrow here in Zurich. Isabella Löwengrip is one of the biggest bloggers in Scandinavia, has a huge fanbase, and approximately 1.5 million (yep, read that right!) readers weekly. The event will concentrate on blog talks and the product line LLC.

It is definetely on my agenda tomorrow evening and I would love to see some of you join in! xo

Your Skin Needs Routine

Happy Friday guys! Another week is almost done – and, I’ll be honest – I cannot wait to (hopefully) sleep in this weekend. I’ve been getting up at 6am every morning this week. This may sound normal and regular to many of you, but is a nightmare in itself for me. I love sleeping in, and I love staying in bed as long as possible. Although I usually get up at 7am as well on work days, that one hour earlier really hit me. Then again, the day suddenly seems a little longer and that morning workout that can be squeezed in before the first meeting gives me that extra boost that I desperately needed after the past weeks travel.

Traveling to New York the first time really was a small dream come true. Although packed with meetings and conferences during the week, it gave me a chance to experience the city over the weekend. If there is one thing to complain about that I really noticed, however, was the heavy (almost dirty?) air. After flying back to Zurich, the air suddenly felt like a spa-retreat for my skin here. Every day we run errands, jump into cars, public transports, use make-up (or at least us females do), and clog up our pores one way or the other. Our faces are never protected, always out there and way too often – our skin in general – being neglected. One of my personal goals, or better – life changes – I am trying to implement and get a routine on is the protecting of my skin. I admit it: I love sunbathing, love having a little tan, often enough did not wear sun cream or only those with the lowest SPF factor available, and go swimming from time to time (dries out the skin immensely). Next to drinking lots of water (duh), I now slowly but surely found a routine for taking more care of my skin overall with different lotions and creams. Looking tan is still important, no doubt, but I want to make sure to look as fresh healthy as possible even when I’m hitting the later years in life!

For those of you that know me, know that I love trying out new products on a constant. I am way too easily entertained and convinced by commercials and always have the feeling I need to test everything out by myself. So to say, yes, commercials often enough with the fight. If there are certain factors that make a product especially desirable, such as the texture, after effect feeling or smell, I won’t let the chance of trying it pass by me.

Personally, I love the scent the skoah creams have – my product of the golden hour -, how my skin feels immediately hydrated and stays that way all day. My favorite is probably the sweet love body kream, which holds a scent of cinnamon and vanilla, giving me an instant comforting feel (you know it – when all you want to do is sink into your sofa with a hot cup of tea and play some music in the background). I’ve had the pleasure to also try out dewlux face kream lite, which as I was told, can also be worn on your hands – the one body part that really tells your age and most people neglect. The eye kream is a wonder by itself, feels refreshing (awakening?) and moisturizing. Oh, and then of course there is the packaging. I know, I know… the packaging is not everything. But honestly? It’s part of my interior if placed on my sideboard in my bedroom, and if there is one thing I love, it’s anything pretty, clean, and minimalistic.

Unfortunately, it’s time to go back to reality; Friday is about to start (at the office) and I still need to indulge in my breakfast. Having said that, I wish you all a wonderful Friday and start into the weekend! xo

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Morning Routines

Good morning and happy Monday guys! It’s a new week and one that is absolutely full on my side. My agenda is about to burst – no kidding. I have my final course week at uni (means lots of papers to hand in), have guests arriving tomorrow, meetings almost daily, dinners almost daily and Friday I am off to Düsseldorf and then – vacation on Sunday for one week! It really makes this week a lot easier knowing I can relax more next week.

Remember when I told you about Vivi Beauty on one of my last posts? Well, I was fortunate enough to meet the team behind this beauty empire and am allowed to test both their Vivi Lash’N’Brows Single and FORTE Single product. Forte, as the word already states, is the higher concentrated product for faster growth of the lashes. Well, XXL lashes, here I come!

As you might know I’ve had eyelash extensions this whole summer, and truth is, I loved it. The only negative side to it, is that you literally get addicted to these fuller lashes and in the end I could’ve gone every week to re-fill those lashes that fell out. This wasn’t very easy on my agenda nor on my wallte, so as heartbroken as it felt I took them off and decided to try ’normal‘ mascara again for a while. I still wear fake lashes from time to time on the weekend when going out though (those to glue on and take off again), as I love having that great lash-effect. When you take out those extensions, your natural lashes seem short and feel nonexistent. It’s seriously depressing the first day. So this lash serum from Vivi Beauty came with perfect timing. I’ve been using it now for a good week and will update you on how things go in a couple of weeks.

The great thing about these serums is that you can put it on at night before going to sleep, or like myself, wear it on top of the mascara. I seem to forget almost every night so I’ve changed my routine to the morning with this product. So far I’ve been pretty good with using the normal product, though I haven’t used the Forte one just yet on a regular basis. Now it’s time to cross fingers and hope that my lashes explode (in a growing, positive way)! xo

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