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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Those pouts

Happy Sunday loves! It’s been a crazy long weekend. I was out with a friend on Friday for spontaneous drinks and was hoping to be home early. Well, figures I came home at 2.30am. Same thing with yesterday – after a full day of studies I left in the evening for a goodbye party and clubbing afterwards. I was so exhausted when I got there that I thought I’d never manage the evening. Well, turns out I went over the point of tiredness and partied until 4.30am this morning! Sadly I couldn’t sleep in much because I always wake up semi-early. Tonight will surely be an early one for me though. I feel like I’ve become to old for this – and honestly, I probably shouldn’t even be saying that.

As most of you have noticed I have this thing for pouts. Honestly, as soon as my selfie camera comes into play or someone puts a lense in my direction – I pout. And as much as I love some of those smile pictures, I usually still pout. I swear it’s a characteristic I can’t get rid of. But what I’m getting at is that I always place a lot of focus on the face (lips, eyes, brows – the whole game). I’ve gotten a little lazy these days with make-up, though tried fake lashes the first time last night (and generally got really into applying some more!). Pretty damn nice when you open those fully lashed eyes!

For that perfect pout I found a new product on the market that just about enhances it to perfection. It’s a lip filling serum, called Vivi Lips N°1, and I really got a hook on it. It doesn’t give me those Kylie lips just yet (maybe luckily), but it surely does fill the lips a bit, makes them plumper and less folds (wrinkles?) appear. After application you notice a little tingle on your lips and voila – give it 10-15 minutes and you start seeing a slight yet natural difference. Oh, and it’s a swiss made – which I always appreciate. We live in a world where almost nothing is „home“ made anymore when it comes to products and most of my products probably come from some Asian country. So if there is one thing I always enjoy investing in, it’s a product from where I live. So I thought I’d share my finding with you on this lazy sunday (though I admit, I can’t even sit still today). With that, I’ll jump off to start cleaning a bit and wish you a great end to the weekend. xo

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Summer Tatt’s

 

It’s summer and all I do is partayy! Of course I’m kidding – as much as I would love to constantly be running from pool party to pool party, the reality looks quite a bit different. Work and uni are steady and need lots of input, yet, the weekends are fully mine. I’ve been going to summer parties here in Zurich the past weeks, every weekend and really loving it. Now, if I have noticed one thing we cannot miss out on this summer, it’s the shiny summer tattoos. Both silver and gold tattoos are now part of my collection for these hot summer days, though I (of course) love myself some more gold.

Now this really shouldn’t be an excuse, but – can summer be one when it comes to dragging here on the blog? I know I owe you guys quite a few updates and more regular content, so I will try my best. Hold on and bare with me (and excuse the iPhone photo quality), as these past weeks and upcoming 2 are quite full in my agenda! Have a lovely week, xo

Spot that Brow

May I introduce myself? I am such a fan of Rihanna – be it her style, her music, her outfits, her amazing accent or the personality (or of the one we can assume). Regardless of the music (I admit to having every song), I always have been inspired by her magical, continous change of style – it is breathtaking, so fresh! Now I am surely not the only fan and absolutely not the biggest fan out there (no posters, haha!) but knowing that there are so many out there, one can approximately calculate how many she inspires. Given the fact that she has ever so often now, almost revolutionised fashion, inspired designers over and over and oh, has become a designer, she is one to watch for new trends. Here it goes: her brows! Looking at the new cover from Bitch Better Have My Money, I would almost bet that we will be seeing some more of these straight, in your face, bold eyebrows on one or the other upcoming runway! What do you think of the brows – yay or nay? xo

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please note: this is not my photo (click for original)