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Saturday, 17 June 2017

Best products for bleached hair


Keraplex (or Olaplex) Phase 3
It's the revolution in hair care I would say. It's used during bleaching or colouring your hair. It prevents damage to your hair and moisturize it. There are three phases: Phase 1 and 2 are used during bleaching or colouring your hair, you don't need to buy these. But you can buy Phase 3. It is for taking care of your hair afterwards. The difference between Keraplex and Oraplex is, first, the price: Keraplex is about 11€ and Olaplex is about 33€. You can buy both at Amazon. My hairdresser  told me that they aren't that different so I bought the cheaper version. I had the Olaplex treatment at my hairdresser, because they only have Olaplex. But they told me I could buy the Keraplex phase 3. It's really good for your hair. My hair didn't break afterwards. 5-6 years ago I bleached my hair and my hair was so damaged I had to cut it off so much. Everytime I bleached my hair now I use a Olaplex treatment during the bleaching and my hair is fine. Can only recommend :) It's a little bit more expensive if you use Olaplex at the hairdresser but it's worth it!


Aussie 3 Miracle Oil Reconstructor
One of my favourite hair oil for the lenght of my hair or my ends is the Aussie 3 Miracle Oil Reconstructor. It's smells really nice and it really moisturize your hair. It's so important to take care of you lenght and your ends after you got your hair bleached. I can only recommend to use oil as much as possible. I use it every night. I just put some in the ends and lenghts of my hair and they are so soft, even after bleaching it :)


Kérastase Résistance collection
One of the best hair care ranges for damaged hair is the Kérastase Résistance collection. It's "a range of hair care products that fight the symptoms of damaged hair. From fine, weak hair to thick, brittle hair with split ends, hair appears stronger and more resilient with the Résistance range.", according to the Kératase website and they are right. It's so good for you hair and yes, it's more expensive but it is worth it believe me. My hairdresser recommended it to me and I just love there products so much. You can find bigger sizes (normally they are for hair salons) on Amazon or other sites and can save some money.
They have Strengthening Shampoo and Strengthening anti-breakage cream conditioner and a Strengthening Masque. Moreover they have products for more damaged hair. Balm-in-shampoo, a Dual Care Treatment Serum, Intense nourishing masque (the best, let it sink it overnight). They also have Resurfacing strengthening milk and Lightweight caring conditioner. There is something for everybody. The Lightweight caring conditioner is very good for damaged fine hair.


Lush Marylin Hairmask
I really love lush products because of the way they produce them. The best one for blonde hair is the Marylin Hairmask. The smell is alright, not my favourite. But: it works wonders! My hair is shining so much after I used it and it's so soft. Also: if you buy 5 hairmask - save the pots and give them back to Lush. You'll get a free hairmask :)


I hope you liked this blog post. My last tip for dry skin, dry hair, dry face - coconut oil ;)
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Monday, 12 June 2017

Date Night at Mongos Restaurant


I love the Mongos Restaurant. These are restaurants in different locations, for example in Düsseldorf, Cologne, Bochum, Munich, Hamburg and some more. It is a Mongolian restaurant. The concept is pretty awesome. You get a bowl on a small board. Each round you can choose one of the many different marinades. Then you go with its small board to the many different foods. There is a huge selection of vegetables (perfect for vegetarians), spices, tofu, cheese, fruit (e.g. mango!) And also lots of meat and fish. There are many exotic meat varieties like kangaroo. I as a vegetarian find the course rather uninteresting. For people who do not care which meat they eat, the selection is of course good. Then you place your small board with bowl and go back to its seat. The food is then brought to one.

 

Especially this time was that we could enjoy appetizers and dessert in addition. This for only 19.99 € - a special offer. The appetizers range from bread, to various salads, spring rolls, chicken nuggets and soups. We did not have a lot of appetizers as we wanted to enjoy mainly the main course and the dessert.

As a dessert there were many small glasses with, for example, chocolate pudding, vanilla mousse, mango groats, pancakes, hot cherries, great ice creams (such as black sesame) and fruit salad and chocolate sauce. I had two pancakes with hot cherries, a ball of black sesame ice cream, fruit salad with chocolate sauce and a glass of chocolate pudding. So a huge dessert! Unfortunately, I was pretty busy, so I could not take it. My friend and I had only had breakfast, but the whole vegetable is just enough!

It was an incredibly nice evening :)

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Friday, 19 May 2017

Drugstore Haul


I ordered a lot of stuff from dm.de last week and after over 7 days it finally arrived! I think it's great that you can order online because I just had no time to make it to the drugstore. I bought the Heavenly Long Shampoo from Schauma. It's a really good price for a nice product. The Express-Repair Total Repair Conditioner from Gliss Kur is amazing for when you haven't got a lot time. Just shower your hair and spray this conditioner in you hair, blow-dry and you're good to go. The Renew7 Shampoo from Syoss is also really good price for a amazing product.


I also bought product for my face. I bought a lot of oil-free products because I have some problem areas in my face. I bought the Oil-free care serum from Balea, the Day-Care Oil-free cream gel from Balea, Clearing cleansing-foam from Balea and the Wash Gel 3in1 Cleansing Peeling Mask from Balea. They are all amazing for oily skin.  They smell nice and they animal cruelty free as well. I also bought a Night Cream Soft & Clear Intensive Protection from Balea. It's a really good moisturizer for the night.


I also bought Facestrips Soft & Clear Anti-Blackheads Nosestrips from Balea and Soft & Clear Anti-Pimple Peel-Off Mask from Balea to get rid of my blackheads and oily zones. They are really great and also not that expensive for this good procuts.


I also bought some makeup. I bought a Fixing spray from alverde. I needed this for summer. Makeup really doesn't last that long in summer. I am going to a wedding in July as well and I really want my makeup to last the whole day. This is why I bought it. I also bought the Wake up Concealer in 01 Naturelle from MANHATTAN Cosmetics and the Under Eye Concealer & Base in 010 from rend IT UP. They sell bright colors that are perfect for my fair skin.

 

At last I bought my favourite lip product the Lip care MedPlus from Blistex. I always use this at nighttime because I don't really like to use lip care in pots on the go. I want to have clean hands before I apply it. It's just the best lip care for smooth and healthy lips. I also bought the shaving gel Fruity Dream from Balea. Never shave without a gel or foam! It smells nice and really takes care of my skin.
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Thursday, 18 May 2017

MissionMore: vegan, glutenfree, sugarfree snacks


Healthy, affordable, vegan snacks? Here they are! Mission More is all this! There snacks are vegan, refined sugar-free, gluten-free, lactose-free. There a the same prices as the protein balls from The Protein Ball Company. They cost 1,95€ each bag. There are 5 snacks in one bag.

My favourite ones are the Apple Pie Protein Bites. They really taste like Apple Pie! They are so amazing. They are little cubes and have a nice texture. The ingredients are: 49% dates, coconut nectar, cashew butter, 9% dried apple powder, pecans, 5% pea protein pieces (rice flour, pea protein powder), 5% rice protein powder, 3% walnuts, 1% cinnamon, salt

The Peanut Butter Jelly Protein Bites basically taste like peanut butter with a little bit of strawberrys, but mostly peanut butter. They taste nice and the texture is also great. The ingredients are: 34,5% peanut butter, 32,6% dates, coconut nectar, 8% protein powder (peas, rice), 7,6% freeze-dried strawberries, 4% roasted peanuts

The Chia Cranberry Lemon Snack Bites taste really fresh because of the lemon. They are a littly but smaller because they are round. The cubes are bigger but they have the same price. They taste really great but they could have been a little bit bigger. The ingredients are: 40,7% dates, 19,8% cashew butter, 15% roasted almond pieces, coconut nectar,  5% freeze-dried cranberries, 4% chia seeds, 1% lemon oil



The Cocos Maca Guarana Snack Balls taste really chocolaty but not too sweet. I don't really hype superfoods so much because you don't really taste them - in my opinion - and they are very expensive. But these taste amazing. The ingredients are: 32,8% dates, 21% almond butter, coconut nectar, 15,5% roasted almond pieces,  12% desiccated coconut, 1,8% maca, 1% guarana

The Blueberry Baobab Snack Balls taste really fruity because of the blueberrys. They also taste like almonds and dates, which is really great. The ingredients are: 43,4% dates, almond butter, 12,5% cashews, coconut nectar, 6,9% cocoa, 5% freeze-dried blueberries, 3,4% baobab, Salz

The Cookie Dough Protein Bites don't really taste like Cookie Dough, they taste like peanut butter. This is a little but sad. They should have used chickpeas, that would have taste. But they also taste really nice, but like peanut butter. The ingredients are: 48% dates, 20% peanut butter, coconut necta, 8% protein powder (peas, rice), 6,7% roasted peanuts, 5% cocoa nibs, salt

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Saturday, 13 May 2017

Summer Clothing Haul



I bought something for summer and an upcoming wedding. The nude sandals are for the evening of the wedding. At this time I don't want to wear my high heels so I needed more comfortable shoes. I also needed new jeans shorts. I love all of them because they aren't that short. I don't want my butt to be out. I also bought an amazing blouse - I love it so much! It's so pretty. I also bought a nice bag from ZARA in a light blue, it's looked so good. Last but not least I needed new balance and I found the perfect ones: they are rose gold on the back ♥


Hoping the weather is amazing whereever you live so you can wear summery clothes too.
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Review: Paramore - After Laughter


Basic informations:
  • Released: 12th May, 2017
  • Genre: New wave, pop rock, synth-pop
  • Length: 42:31
  • Label: Fueled by Ramen
 After four years the new record by Paramore finally here! I was so excited but also nervous because of their new sound. It's far away from their punk-rock beginning. Which isn't bad but I just hoped that I like their new sound. The music is really 80ths with a lot of synthesizers and less e-guitar. The whole record is basically about being lost, going through difficult situations, having a hard time and don't know what to do or how to do it. It's really a record about the time "after laughter".

My favourite songs are Hard Times - the first single, Rose-Colored Boy - listen to it on repeat, Caught in the middle, Idle Worship and Tell Me How. I don't like "No friend". I don't really get this song, I can't understand a word and literally nothing happens in this song. Hard Times really start the road of the record. It combines more serious lyrics with a uplifting pop sound. I really like this mix between this, also the music is really catchy. Rose-Colored Boy is probably my favourite song of the record. I love the lyrics and what's its about. It's about someone with depression and another person who wants to help but only makes it worse. Told You So, the second single, is also a great song. I really love the verse but don't really like the refrain. It don't like this way of singing, with pause between almost every word. It just seems "clipped". Forgiveness and 26 are two of three balads on the record. The music is really nice and the lyrics are so amazing. I love the line "There's still a thread that runs from your body to mine; And you can't break what you don't see, an invisible line" in Forgivess and "Reality will break your heart; Survival will not be the hardest part; It's keeping all your hopes alive; When all the rest of you has died; So let it break your heart" in the song 26. The singer, Hayley Williams, sings about her experience with living in a dream world, maybe sometimes lose the sight on reality. It's really touching. Pool and Grudges are also great songs, but not one of my favourite. Pool is literally about a love that sucks you in. Both have nice melodies as well. Caught in the middle has a really nice melodie in the refrain and it's also about Hayley Williams being caught in her dreams "I was dreamin' life away; All the while just going blind". Idle Worship is about hero worship. Hayley explaines that she isn't a hero and that there are not heroes worthy enough in the current time "We all got problems, don't we?; We all need heroes, don't we?; But rest assured, there's not a single person here who's worthy". Tell me how is the third balad and closes the record with question "Tell me how to feel about you now". It's about two persons that don't know how to feel about each other, people who may breaked apart.

The record is different, but good. I don't like some parts of different songs but I only don't like one whole song. Every other song has parts that are magical and amazing. It's a great record for a fresh start and I hope they enter some happier times now and leave the Hard Times behind.

Favourite Lyrics:
  • These lives, and I still don't know how I even survive ("Hard Times")
  • I want you to stop insisting that I'm not a lost cause; 'Cause I've been through a lot ("Rose-Colored Boy")
  • You say my eyes are getting too dark now; But boy, you ain't ever seen my mind ("Rose-Colored Boy")
  • There's still a thread that runs from your body to mine; And you can't break what you don't see, an invisible line ("Forgiveness")
  • And I've been chasing after dreamers in the clouds; After all wasn't I the one who said; To keep your feet on the ground? ("26")
  • And they say that dreaming is free; But I wouldn't care what it cost me ("26")
  • Reality will break your heart; Survival will not be the hardest part; It's keeping all your hopes alive; When all the rest of you has died; So let it break your heart ("26")
  • I was dreamin' life away; All the while just going blind; Can't see the forest for the trees; Behind the lids of my own eyes; Nostalgia's cool, but it won't help me now; A dream is good, if you don't wear it out ("Caught in the middle")
  • We all got problems, don't we?; We all need heroes, don't we?; But rest assured, there's not a single person here who's worthy ("Idle Worship")
  • Of all the weapons you fight with; Your silence is the most violent ("Tell Me How")

Rating: 4 / 5

Tracklist:
All tracks written by Hayley Williams and Taylor York, except where noted. All songs produced by York and Justin Meldal-Johnsen.
  1. Hard Times ♥
  2. Rose-Colored Boy (Williams, York, Zac Farro) ♥
  3. Told You So
  4. Forgiveness
  5. Fake Happy
  6. 26
  7. Pool (Williams, York, Farro
  8. Grudges (Williams, York, Farro)
  9. Caught in the Middle ♥
  10. Idle Worship ♥
  11. No Friend (Aaron Weiss, Williams, York)
  12. Tell Me How ♥

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Monday, 8 May 2017

Ramen + Frozen Yoghurt with friends


I love Ramen. It's probably my favorit food with chocolate and vegetarian sushi. The best ramen place near my hometown is the "NaNiWa" in Dusseldorf, Germany. It's a really traditional restaurants. There are a lot of japanese going to the restaurant and a japanese friend of mine said it's a really amazing ramen place. I always order - the only - vegetarian ramen on the menu. The yasai ramen with vegetable with miso soup. Of course I ordered extra vegetables and an boild egg (for free!) on top of the regular ramen. I didn't finished it, it's simply impossble for me to finish one ramen, but it taste so good!


Afterwards we went to a Frozen Yoghurt place called "TenTen" just 1 minute away from the ramen place. And it's true: there is always some space for dessert! We had frozen yoghurt, unfortantly not the Matcha Frozen Yoghurt (we saw this after we finished). They had many options - fruits, a lot of chocolate, sweets, amazing sauces. I had coffee crunch - basically chocolate sauce with little pieces of something crunchy that tasted like coffee. I also had kinder chocolate and strawberrys. I would love to try all of the toppings, but this is simply not possible.

I had a really nice time. If you're going to Dusseldorf - visit the NaNiWa and TenTen Frozen Yoghurt!
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Sunday, 16 April 2017

April SourcedBox


I was so happy to recieve my SourcedBox last week. It took a long time, almost 10 days, because they ship it from the UK to Germany. It is a really long time. I understand the long delivery but maybe it would be an option to send SourcedBox to Germany or other countries a few day earlier than the other ones.

These months SourcedBox got 12 different snacks in it. I would say 10 because there were two teas in it. These are more of an extra than a reals snack. What I love about SourcedBox that it's all vegan, natural, refinded sugar because the makers really identify with this kind of eating. With other subscription boxes I sometimes get the feeling that they just put snack it is with "healthy" writing on them. But often these snacks aren't really healthy.

The package was packed really savely and carefully. Nothing was demaged after its long journey to Germany. After you open it you see the "Menu". On the menu they list every snacks thats in the box.


The box included two different teas from "We Love Tea". A Svelte Tea and a Moroccan Mint Tea. Both were really delicious but not really a snack. My two favourite snacks were the Organic Coconut Milk Chocolate (about £1,99) by "Enjoy! Raw Chocolate". The taste was amazing. It doesn't contain refinded sugar but it tasted like regular chocolate, but better. I also loved the Banana Rolls (about £2,50) by "The Beginnings". I ate both of them immediatly because they were sooo good. The texture is really soft and they taste really natural.


The box also included a Cacao Engery Bar (£1,89) by "Aduna" which tasted really chocolaty and it's so healthy. There also was a Cacao & Date Flapjack (£2,09) from "The Living Food Kitchen". Also really nice and tasty, I loved the soft dates in it. The Apple & Strawberry Snack (£3,50) from "Crushed" was interesting but really tasty. Didn't expected it so taste so fruity and yummy. The Spiced Mango and Pineapple Engery Drink (£1,00) from "Sunsoul" was alright, but I don't know why it's has to be spicy. Didn't liked that about the drink. There also were a Ginger Teatox Bar (£1,25) by "Creative Nature" in it. Really great taste, really natural sweet. Loved it.

I also really loved the Garlic & Herb Flaxseed Crisps (£1,50) by "Whitworths". They were an amazing snack and I loved that they didn't taste artificial like other chips. The Strawberry & Banana Snack (£1,25) by "Nothing but" was really really good! It's literally dried fruit but without anything artificial added! The Cinnamon Granola (about 2,0£) by "Primal Joy" was perfect for my because I love cinnamon. Had it as breakfast the next morning, really nice.

I paid  £18,95 and £4.50 for shipping. It's 23,45 every month. The snacks are worth about £19,47. So it was worth buying for me. Maybe they need to add an extra snack for people outside the UK. I'm not going to re-purchased the box but it's great for people in the UK without the shipping costs. I really loved the packaging, but I paid more for the snacks because of the shipping.
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Sunday, 9 April 2017

Eye Makeup Haul


I needed a new mascara and new eyelines. I use both on daily bases so it's getting empty really quick. I bought the "roller lash mascara" from benefit. It's my favourite mascara! My eye lashes get longer and so full. It's just amazing. I also bough two eyeliners. A liquid one and a eyeliner pen. I often use both to make my winged eyeliner :) The mascars was 27,99€, the eyeliner pen was 2,99€ and the liquid eyeliner was 3,49€.

I also bought some new fake eyelashes also for the wedding I'm invited to in summer. I would never wear fake eyelashes without a good reason. But I like the look of full eyelashes. They are from Douglas, so you can find them on douglas.de and there were only 8,99€ and I can't wait to wear them.

That's probably all I need for a perfect eye makeup, not the eyelashes of course.

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Friday, 7 April 2017

Lee Stafford "Salt Spray" for fine hair


If you have really fine hair like me, you probably just want so volume. I always use some volume spray before I blow-dry my hair. And: I always spray some sea salt spray into my hair. Just put all your hair infront of you and put some sea salt spray on you hair. Flip it back and ruffle you hair. It gives you a nice volume and nice beach waves if you put you hair in a bun before.

I love the Beach Baby Salt Spray from Lee Stafford. They have amazing hair products and are not that expensive. The Sea Salt Spray costs only 10,95€. You can find it on many online stores. I bought it from a german online shop, but you can also find it on Boots.

I would really recommend you to use sea salt spray if you suffer from fine and flat hair.
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Thursday, 6 April 2017

MAC Matte Lipstick "Taupe" + "Chili"


I really love matte lipstick because I think that shiny ones doesn't suit me. I was searching for warm and natural colours and I found two beautiful ones from MAC. I really love MAC lipstick. They are so long-lasting and they have so many different colours and different formulars - cream, shine, matte and so on.

I bought two matte lipsticks - "Taupe" and "Chili". They are both mattes and costs 21,50€. I think this price is okay. There are much more expensive ones on the market. My Estee Lauder lipsticks was 10€ more expensive.

"Taupe" is a "muted reddish-taupe brown". It's a really natural colour with a hint of brown. It's really matte, but I really like this look. It is really long-lasting and a perfect lipstick for every occasion.
"Chili" is a "brownish orange-red". It's more orange-red than brown, but I love this colour! I have some dark reds, some lilac reds, but I never found a nice orange red. I want to wear this colour at a wedding I'm invited in summer. It's a perfect colour for my dress.

I hope you liked this post, maybe you like these colours as well :)
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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

April Foodist FineSnacker Box Active


It's a subscription box full of healthy, vegan, gluten-free and refinded sugar free snacks. There are 5-7 snacks worth at least 15€. In the april box were 7 products worth 16,65€. The box costs 11,90€ - 14,90€. It's 14,90€ if you only order one box, it's 12,90€ if you pay your boxes every month and you can end your subscription every month, or 11,90€ if you pay for 12 month in advance.

You get the box in the first days of a new month without shipping costs. You pay in advance. You get 5% off every order at the Foodist online shop, if you're subscripe to a box (so not the one where you only pay for a month and you don't have to end you subscription). After your 12th box you get 10% on every order at the Foodist online shop.


Let's talk about these month snacks :)


I really liked this box. My favourite snack was the lime and pistachio protein balls from the Protein Ball Company. They originally cost 1,95€. They  really taste like dessert, like a cake. They are all natural, vegan and sooo delicious.

The raw cocoa hemp seeds bar with chia almond from nucao also was really delicous. It's chocolate without refinded sugar and the texture is really nice. Sometimes more healthier chocolate has a weird soft texture. This on is really good. Originally it costs 2,95€. So really expensive for a small chocolate bar.

The matcha raw food bar with cocao and goji berries from The Pretty Smart Food Co. was really great. It originally costs 2,20€. Also really expensive for a small bar, but it's okay. It's soft and tastes sweet, but not to sweet. I didn't really tasted the matcha. The chocolate was really strong, but really delicious.

A more savory snack: chili and oregano olives from Oloves for 1,50€. There're just chili oregano olives. The price is really high for some olives. They don't really taste that great, just spicy olives. I wouldn't buy them again.


The next snack was cocao, goji berrie, pistachio popcorn from Nina's Popcorn. It just tastes like popcorn - but healthy! I really love it! Of course it's much more expensive then this sugary popcorn, but I think it's worth it. It costs 2,60€ and the ingridients are all natural. Really great, would buy it again :)

The coconut chocolate chips from Heimatgut was also really good. Not that sweet, but really tasty. They cost 1,95€, so a good price for a lot of product. The chips are really small and a little bit difficult to eat. But a healthy alternative for regular chips.

The most expensive snack are the tomato chips with basil from The Beginnings for 3,50€. I really don't like them. It's just dried tomate with some basil. They tastes like old tomatos, really don't liked them. And the prices is not reasonable.


I am excited for my next box in June :) Hope you liked my blog post about this box. I'm going to recieve the SourcedBox in a few days, another snack subscription box. Looking forward to this :)
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Monday, 3 April 2017

Face Beauty Haul: MAC + ZOEVA


I used up my concealer and my powder foundation. The best products are from MAC. I just love them so much. I bought the "Studio Finish Concealer SPF 35" in "NW15" for 22€ and the "Studio Fix Powder + Foundation" in "NW10" for 32€. I love using the foundation to set my fluid foundation. I use a buffer brush to set my makeup under my eyes, my nose and my chin. It just really looks so good. I use the concealer for under my eye because It's a really light shade. I use a really fluffy small buffer brush for the concealer and build it up really slowly. It looks so good :)

And also I bought the "125 Stippling" makeup brush from ZOEVA for 14,99€. ZOEVA have the best makeup brushes for an amazing price! I don't like the MAC brushes because the price is so ridiculous. I use this brush for fluid foundation because it's applying the foundation really natural and it looks so good.

I hope you like this post and maybe you were on a the search for foundation, concealer or good brushed and I helped you :)

Leave a comment if you liked this post ^^

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Sunday, 2 April 2017

Quick + Healthy Bircher Muesli


Sometimes it's all about the quick, healthy breakfast if you don't have much time on the morning. I have this quite a lot because I am working 2-3 times a week at my University and my work starts at 7.45am. A perfect way to get more sleep but also have a rich, healthy and delicious breakfast is preparing a big bowl of Bircher muesli the night before ;)

You will need:
  • 3 apples
  • 3-4 tsp of cinnamon
  • 100g raisins
  • 300g rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp of flaxseed / chia seeds
  • 1l of almond milk (or any other kind of milk)

Method:
  1. I used a kitchen machine from Philips to grate the apples, but you can use a normal grater. It just takes a little bit more time and it's much more exhausting. I grated many apple by hand and you get muscles from doing this.
  2. After you grated your apples you can add all the other ingridients to a bowl: 3-4 teaspoons of cinnamon, 100g raisins, 300g rolled oats, 3 tablespoons of maple syrup, 2 tablespoons of flaxseeds or chia seeds and 1l of almond milk (or any other kind of milk)
  3. Mix everything together and make sure that all the oats are mixed with the milk. The oats need to suck in the milk over night.
  4. Put something on top of your bowl, maybe a plate, and put it into your fridge over night. 



You can now enjoy your Bircher Muesli for the whole week! Just keep it in the fridge.

Best ways to eat it? You can eat it on it own with some extra milk, or put it on top of yoghurt or lowfat quark. Maybe at some cocoa nibs or goji berries. It's such a rich an healthy breakfast.

Would love to hear from you if you tried this delicious breakfast!
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Saturday, 1 April 2017

benefit - brow-kit "bigger & bolder brows"


If you want good eyebrow product you have to go to a benefit store! They have the best products and they are really specialized on eyebrow products. I kind of their trademark. Also their eyeliner and mascaras. I wanted to have some nice brow products and benefit got some really nice sets. I save a lot of money at benefit for the second time now . I onced bought a bronzer and rouge palette from benefit and I was so cheap for the amount of product that was in this palette. I also have a blog post about the palette :)

benefit got three brow kits in their store:

  • The first one is the "defined & refined brows kit": A "precision kit for expertly defined brows" for 31.50 pounds. It is available in light (for blonde hair), medium (for brown hair), dark (for black hairs). It's a brow kit for defined brows with a "precisely, my brow pencil" for really precise brows,a "BROWVO! conditioning primer" for preparing you brows for the brow pencil and a "high brow pencil" for a really nice effect to highlight your brows.
  • The second one is the "soft & natural brows kit": A brow kit for natural eyebrows also for 31.50 pounds. It's also available in light (for blonde hair), medium (for brown hair), dark (for black hairs). It's a brow kit for defined brows with a "goof proof brow pencil" for a natural eyebrow look ,a "ready, set, BROW!" for setting your eyebrows after applying the brow pencil and a "high brow pencil" for a really nice effect to highlight your brows.
  • The third one is the "bigger & bolder brows kit":  A brow kit for bigger and bolder  eye brows, which you can build up really good. It's also 31.50 pounds and also available in light (for blonde hair), medium (for brown hair), dark (for black hairs). It's a brow kit for defined brows with a "Ka-BROW!" which is a 'gel' for your eye brows. You can build it up really nice. A "ready, set, BROW!" for setting your eyebrows after applying the color on your brows and a "high brow pencil" for a really nice effect to highlight your brows.
I bought the "bigger & bolder brows kit" simply because of the products inside. I don't really like precise eye brows, because it doesn't suit me. I like naturally eyebrows, but with a strong buildable colour. All the kits include two original size products and one smaller one. You also get special eyebrow stencils for a really nice brow shape.

I can also recommend you these sets, because in the end you save a lot of money and get all you need for perfect brows.

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Apple-rings Cinnamon Pancakes


I'm always looking for new recipes and I found this really cool apple-ring pancake recipe. It sounded so good that I had to make it and I loved it! So I wanted to share it with you. It's really easy, tastes amazing and is so so healthy :)

You need:
  • 2 large apples
  • 50g of flour (almond, coconut, rye, buckwheat)
  • 100ml of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons of cinnamon
  • some oil for your pan
  • some maple syrup, honey or coconut flower syrup


Method:
  1. Put some oil in your pan and put it on middle heat.
  2. Cut your apple into slices. They shouldn't be too thin because they can break more easily when too thin. Remove the inside of the apple carefully with a knive. 
  3. Put some cinnamon over the apple and mix the apple with the cinnamon. But be careful. They shoudn't break.
  4. Mix the egg, the flour, the milk and the baking powder together.
  5. Put the apple gentley into your pancake dough. Flip it until the whole apple slice is covered in dough.
  6. Put the apple into the pan and wait for about 2 minutes (and until you see bubbles) until you flip it.
  7. The pan shouldn't be too hot. It's better to put it on lower to middle heat. 
  8. Meanwhile, cut the other apple into small pieces. Mix it with cinnamon and put it into your microwave or into a pan. If you use a pan, add 50ml of water as well. The apple should be soft.
  9. After you cooked the apple and made your pancakes: build a little pancake tower, put the apple on top and add some maple syrup.
Voila! That's it! A really healthy recipe for a really big apple-ring pancake tower :)

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Friday, 31 March 2017

Weight Watchers: Week 1 + 2


My first week with Weight Watcher was great until the point when something really bad happend in my family. But I kept going and just counted my points, tried to stay in it and did it. I used up all my weekly points, but I was really active last week. I didn't weigh myself last week because I was on my period. And because of water weight I weigh about 2kg (4 pounds) more during my period.

But I weight myself and I lost 1.9kg in 15 days :) I am really happy because I haven't lost any weight since probably October. It is a hugh step for my and I am just so happy. I love the point system because I can eat when I am hungry. My mistake is: I still count calories. I have to stop this. It gives my secruity, but It also makes me eat more than I need. But I'm want to change this from now on.


Here are my datas:
  • start weight (2 weeks ago): 60.3kg (133 pounds)
  • current weight: 58.4kg (129 pounds)
  • weight loss: 1.9kg (4 pounds)

  • Waist: 66cm (66cm before)
  • Abs: 78cm (80cm before)
  • Hips: 94cm (96cm before)
  • Chest: 82cm (82cm before)
  • Upper arm: 25cm (25cm before)
  • Thighs: 54cm (55cm before)
  • Calves: 36cm (36cm before)

See you next week :)
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Sunday, 19 March 2017

One Day in Berlin at Circus Halli Galli


There is a very popular show in Germany. The show is called Circus Halli Galli. I applied for tickets in November 2015 and was on the waiting list until February 2017. Then it was finally time. I could book tickets for the show. My boyfriend and I love the show, so we were ready to go to Berlin. We booked train tickets to Berlin and were looking forward to the day.

Three weeks later the day was finally there. I and my boyfriend made our way to the train station at 6 am in the morning. We had a five-hour train journey ahead of us. But we had really nice seats at the windows and we reached Berlin on time and had three hours to wander around Berlin. My boyfriend has never been to Berlin and I've been there twice. Therefore, I could show him Berlin and I knew a bit about it, also about the public transport. We looked at the Reichstag, the Holocaus Memorial, the Podsdamer Platz, Checkpoint Charlie, the Siegessäule, the Pariser Platz, the Brandenburg Gate. So we really saw a lot in that short time.


We ate something in a shopping center, also because we were looking for a toilet. I had a vegan potato box with mashed potatoes, veggies, vegan yoghurt dressing and nuts. It was very much and I did not finished it, but it kept me full until 7pm, so over six hours. We also sat for half an hour at Starbucks to drink a coffee and then we made our way to Tempelhof. There is the studio of the show. We arrived, gave our booking confirmation and received our seats: Block D, row 2. We were a bit angry, because we did not really want to sit so far forward. We were also relatively late, so we did not understand that.

We then had to wait about 1 hour until the inlet began. We were Block D and were only allowed to go to the studio after Block A to C. When we were in the studio we got a bad surprise. We didn't had seats at the side, as we had assumed. We were sitting in front of the usual crowds on two long benches. These are special seats, which many actually want really bad. We were really shocked and did not want to be so seen on TV. Also because we had been awake since 5 am. But it did not help. Luckily we were not seen so much on TV, but only from time to time. The show was very fun and the two host, Joko and Klaas, were very nice off-camera. They talked to the visitors and told jokes. This was really great.

The show was over at 6pm and we headed back to the main station. We had to drive about 45 minutes and our train left at 7:45pm. We reached the central station on time, picked up something to eat and were waiting for our train. I had a salad with goat's cheese, grapes and walnuts. It was incredibly delicious. My boyfriend brought something to Burger King ;)

At 11:22pm we were at our station after a long train journey - again. From there we had to drive to my apartment and after this we had to drive for fifty minutes to my boyfriend's flat to take car of our cats. It was an incredibly long journey. We were awake for almost 21 hours . However, it was an adventure that I would not want to miss. Spontanity produces good things. You just have to trust and say yes!


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English High Tea in Germany


I had my first High Tea in London at the Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium. So I knew that I like High Tea's and I really wanted to have one again. The german one's are not as good and there aren't as many as in England. But my sisters and I found a really nice one in Cologne. So we went to this little Café called "Royale Cupcakes". It's kinda famous for their cupcakes and since a year they serve a High Tea as well. We went there and were really excited about how the food is and how many tea they have.

In London we paid 35 pounds and in Cologne we paid 15 euros. London is more expensive but we could drink as much tea as we want for 2 and a half hours and we could order everything from the High Tea again without paying more. We were so stuffed, so we couldn't order more, but it was enough. Moreover the money is also for the cats. You pay for the food, the drinks, the stuff, the location and the cats. So in my opinion the price is reasonable. In Cologne we could order a can of tea and the high tea for 15 euros. If we wanted more food we had to pay 3 euros. We also had to pay for another drink. I also think this is reasonable and really cheap for everything we got. The food was almost too much and I couldn't eat for the rest of the day. I ordered the vegetarian High Tea and my sister had the regular one. The only difference were that I didn't had bacon in my muffin or with my grissini. I had some cheese. But: I ordered a Orange Hot Chocolate. I love the Terry's Chocolate Orange and I loved the Costas Oranges Hot Chocolate I had in London last December. So I had to get it! It wasn't as good as the Costas one but also really nice.

The café is really small but this was alright. I really liked the stuff, the café is run by a family. I really like small cafés like this.



Afterwards we went to a Cat Café in Cologne which we love. I ordered a simple black coffee and... they had the best Carrot Cake I ever ate! So I had to order it. I ate this Cake ones and it was a dream. My two sisters and I shared this cake. There is always space for cake in my tummy ;) I really like this Cat Café. It has a nice atmosphere. At Cat Café I'm only annoyed by people who pat sleeping cats are are totally mentall when they see a cat. I enjoy being around cats and I don't harass them. The stuff of the Cat Café really needs to have an eye on their visitors. Some people don't respect the cats. They pet them, they runaway, they follow them. I mean what?! If cats runaway they don't want to be touched. But yeah, it was alright and we had a nice time at the Café. Thankfully the cats have a seperate room where they can rest if the visitors aren't that nice.

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