Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Shopping at Tom Ford Black Orchid

This is my second haul, and I am very happy  :-) I got the Tom Ford Black Orchid fragrance, a perfume that has been on my shopping list for ages. The high price and the fact that I have so many perfume bottles were holding me back. But when I discovered it on for less money than anywhere else, I couldn't resist any longer.

Black Orchid is a very opulent, dark oriental chypre perfume. The top notes are jasmine, black truffle, ylang-ylang, and blackcurrant. The heart of the fragrance is floral-spicy and reminds of the black orchid with notes of tuberose, pepper, and cloves. The base combines woody patchouli and sandalwood notes with incense, vanilla, dark chocolate, and vetiver.

It's an incredibly long-lasting fragrance, and it lingers on my skin much longer than most other perfumes. A little warning: If you try it for the first time you might have to get used to it. Black Orchid is a distinctive scent, one you will not quickly forget or mistake for another one. When I tried it a few years ago I hated it; I thought it's the kind of scent causing headaches and discomfort.

A few years later I dared a second try which caused an instant obsession. I couldn't believe how wrong I was to dislike this luxurious, sophisticated fragrance. If there is something like liquid wealth, this is how it must smell! Black Orchid is just as precious and rare as the flower that gave it the name: It's thick and sweet and like a mysterious black ocean with mystical mermaids.

If you are looking for a signature scent, don't look any further!

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Run Girl Run

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Two months since my revelation about starting sports. You might still be surprised by my change, and if not I am for sure.

But hey: I discovered an unknown discipline and rarely miss to go to my training twice a week. When I can't go for a really good reason (bad weather, telly shows, and my cat must have stolen my gym shoes doesn't count), I try to go running instead. Running is something you can do all the time, no matter where you are, even when you travel.

To be honest, I think it's an entirely dull activity, so I have to trick myself into liking it better with wearing a lot of pink and listening to a cool soundtrack. When I run, I always have to think of Simon Pegg in Run Fatboy Run. The British actor plays a guy who left his bride at the altar only to realize – when she has another boyfriend – that he wants her back. He tries to prove that with running a marathon even if he is not sporty at all. Just like me, but I'll not give up, fight my lazy nature and run away from my weaker self.

This movie character encourages me not to give up, to just place one foot in front of the other and go on, even if it's just a few steps further than last time.

Future me must be very proud of me.

My Outfit:
Jumpsuit & Jacket: Craft, Shoes: Skechers, Sunglasses: Winkwood, Headphones: Urbanista

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Lovely Wishlist: The Comic Girl

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Dress  –  Hat  –  Earrings 
Scarf  –  Knee Socks  –  Handbag  –  Shoes

Rain, rain, rain, there is nothing we have more at the moment! The sky looks as grey as the concrete streets and brutalist buildings, and it takes a little bit more effort to stay in a the mood for quirkiness and colour.

My last outfit shoot had to be postponed because of the lousy autumn weather as well, and instead of posing I am writing this wishlist post snuggled into my blanket. An adorable way to work I must say! As you see, I insist again that looks for colder days are best with a stunning dress.

The core of this outfit is the coolest comic dress from my fav label Moschino. I found it in this inspiring dress guide from Zalando. The dress would go very well with the pink Gucci knee socks and the retro scarf with jukeboxes and diner signs. Pop Art and Comics have always been one of my major style inspirations, just like here often paired with 50s elements.

I couldn‘t resist smuggling in the Eggo earrings: Eleven loves them, I love them too. Gosh, how can it be Stranger Things is already over, and we all have to wait for so so long? Well, even the more reason to get the earrings and this dress and practice to be just as badass as El till our fav girl returns!

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Friday, 10 November 2017

Sparkling Times Ahead

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Yes, it's time to get into the mood for Christmas, think about gifts and decoration and get ready! Don't you spot cookies and tinsel in all shops?

In Zurich, Christmastime means Swarovski-Time: Probably the city's most famous festive attraction is the sparkling tree by the Austrian jewellery label. For many years it has been in the historical hall of the main station to charm pedestrians and Christmas market visitors alike. The fantastic tree, which is decorated with 6500 to 7000 ornaments, will be there for the 20th time. There are other Swarovski trees in cities such as Moscow, Milano, and Dubai, but Zurich was first. How cool is that?

Year after year I am one of the many people standing in front of the tree with big eyes (and hopefully a mulled wine in my hands). The first time when I saw it as a teenager I was very impressed because it's unlike any other Christmas tree. I had to think of a giant crystal sculpture from a fairy tale. Since then seeing the tree became a ritual, and I can't imagine Christmas in Zurich without this tree.

Don't miss the lightning event! It will take place on the 23rd of November, 19 o'clock. I'd be so happy to see some of you guys there. Until 23rd of December, there will be a daily light show from five till the market closes. If you are not in a festive mood yet, I bet a visit there will change this right now. Ho ho ho!

My Outfit:
Dress: Vintage, Necklace: Swarovski, Bangle: Swarovski, Earrings: Swarovski

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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Caudalie French Kiss Lip Balms

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One of the best things about being a blogger is to receive all the new exciting products. Recently I found these lip balms from Caudalie in my mail, and since I like them a lot, I have to tell you about them.

I mostly wear bright lipsticks on my pictures, you might not think that I am a lip balm type, but on weekends and in the eve I can't get enough of this stuff. It's the secret behind my bright lips: The only way to pull off strong colours is when your lips are well moisturized and hydrated. Those three darlings brought an extra hydra boost into my life.

All products from French label Caudalie have something in common with wine, and those lip balms are no exception: They are rich in anti-oxidant grape polyphenols. 98% of their ingredients are natural, such as aloe vera, beeswax, castor and sunflower oil. C'est magnifique! So let's have a closer look at each of them!

French Kiss Tinted Lip Balm Innocence
This one is the lightest tint. It comes in a very natural pink, meant to enhance your natural lip colour. Its smell is a very subtle hint of vanilla and orange peel. Subtle, just like a translucent wine.

French Kiss Tinted Lip Balm Séduction
A beautiful slightly shimmering soft pink tint with a delicious smell of vanilla. This one is so yummy I have to resist not to eat it. My favourite from the three of them. If it would be a wine, I'd order another glass right away!

French Kiss Tinted Lip Balm Addiction
It's raspberry red, and it smells like a whole garden of delicious berries! Probably the most indulgent and intense of the three of them. I instantly have to think of a berry merlot.

Which one do you think might be your favourite, can you decide? If yes get it, apply it, and then there is just one thing ahead: Kiss! Just like a Parisian girl, ohlala!

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