Favourites: Rooftops, Memories & What If’s

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I fall in love with things quite easily. Be it people, buildings, places, clothes, etc. Every month, week and day I find new things I obsess about, new things that excite me.

This week, I want to share some of those things, since I also love to see and read what other people are using and loving.

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L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius.

This product changed my morning routine completely and made me more confident, when it comes to my skin care. It hydrates so well, my skin feels fresh the whole day (!) after I use it, and as a plus it gives me a nice glow.

It costs € 9,99, which is a great price for a good skin care product.

 

 

 

 

 

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Photoboxes.

… are honestly so much fun.

Simple as that.

Every good party should have one. Everytime I see one, my friends will have to take a photo with me – no buts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rooftop bars.

A good outfit. A big city. Lots of people and you on a rooftop. What else could I want from a night out?

I took this photo in Berlin at the club House of Weekend. Our agency hosted their summer party there. The view was stunning. So many lights. So many good memories.

 

 

 

 

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Therapeutic fasting.

Atm I am very interested in fasting. My flatmate Anneke knows a lot about nutrition and has lend me this book about fasting.

It’s so interesting how many misconceptions I’ve had about food and what a priority it has become in my mind and my life. And also, how addicted I have become to artificial food and sugar.

Anneke and I will probably do a fasting cure together, let’s see how it will go.

 

 

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Red lips.

Autumn equals orange leaves, cozy rainy movie days and red lips to me. Some of the best things in life.

I am thrilled to wear more red lipsticks again, now that the weather has turned colder. My friend Lea gave me this liquid lipstick for my birthday. I already wore it out on a party, and just love the shade. I’m obsessed!

 

 

 

 

What If’s.

I always have “what if” day dreams. Like what if I lived in Vienna and like another life comes to mind.

A girl I have met wrote this to me today and I thought it was really beautiful. I love daydreaming and imagining all kinds of scenarios, especially while sitting on the train or walking and listening to music. I feel really inspired when thinking about „What If“ scenarios, which is why I had to put this idea in this blog post.

What are your favourite things this month? What do you love and obsess about at the moment? Tell me, I’m very curious 🤓

Muchos amor, Chris

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Life Update #2 & April Style Inspiration

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Today I want to update you on some exciting things & I want to show you some of my favourite Pinterest style inspirations for spring! Let’s start with the life updates:

Moving to Hamburg

Yes, you read that correctly! I will move to Hamburg for a few months in the second half of this year. I will do an internship in an advertising agency and I am beyond excited to go there and explore the city. I fell in love with Hamburg when I was there the past summer, so I’ve applied to some agencies there, and luckily one of them wants me as an intern! 🙂 Let’s see what this experience will hold for me

Bella Roma, here we come!

Last week, my friend Anna and I spontaneously booked a flight to Rome this June. I love Italy so so much, and I already missed it a lot which is why I was really happy when she showed me the Urlaubsguru offer she found.. We just had to book straight away! I’ve been to Rome twice already, but I will take every chance I get to go back.

Every time I fall in love with a place, I leave part of my heart there. Maybe that’s why I tend to always come back there after some time.

Getting back on track

I have finally (!!) started to work out regularly again – and it has never been so much fun. Working out is the perfect „Me-Time“ for me, it gets my stress and frustrations out and has such a positive and meditating effect for my mind. Especially now that the weather gets warmer each day, I really enjoy being active.

My March favourites 

Movie: The Greatest Showman

Podcast: Girlboss Radio by Sophia Amoruso

Shop: Flying Tiger Copenhagen

IG account: @everyoutfitofsatc – you can thank me later for this one

April Outfit Inspirations

Here are some of my favourite styles for spring. Disclaimer: I found all of the images on Pinterest. Hopefully, the pictures will inspire you as well xx

Much love and happy Easter in advance,

Chris

 

February Favourites & Life Update

Today, I will show you some of the things that I have loved using & doing throughout February. First, I will write about my beauty-related favourites and in the end, you can read more about lifestyle-related things that I’ve loved this month.

Beauty

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Catrice Matt Eyeshadow Palette

This palette is perfect for everyday make-up! I mostly use the second colour from the left at the bottom row – I feel like that colour looks really natural on me and also suits my skin tone. What I also really like about this palette is that all of the colours are matt – it’s so hard to find an eyeshadow palette without glittery eyeshadows!

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Catrice Prime & Fine

This powder is great if your skin tends to get shiny throughout the day. I bought it at the beginning of the month just to try it, and now I use it every single day, because it has helped so much to mattify my skin. Veeery useful!

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NYX Eyebrow Mascara

If you need an eyebrow gel to keep your eyebrows in place, this tinted brow mascara will do the work! It does a great job and isn’t as expensive as other eyebrow gels – it only costs about 10€.

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Hand Creams

In winter, my hands get super super dry – it actually hurts everytime I need to wash my hands or stretch my fingers! The hand creams you see in the picture above have really helped to reduce the dry-ness. Especially the one by The Body Shop has saved my hands throughout extra cold New York days.

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Schwarzkopf got2be Dry Shampoo

Normally, I only use baby powder if I don’t have time to wash my hair but I got this dry shampoo in a goodie bag last weekend, and it works so so well!! I am really impressed! Especially because the scent is really okay and fresh – normally, the scent of dry shampoo gives me a headache! Also, it doesn’t leave any white spots in my hair, so I will probably start buying this product after this little bottle gets empty 🙂

Lifestyle

Ballet

Now on to the lifestyle-related favourites: I started doing ballett again this month! I used to dance when I was about 8 years old and I also did jazz dance for 4 years as a teenager. I am not quite sure why I stopped, because I absolutely love dancing – it’s one of my biggest passions!

So now I am starting with the basics again. It’s quite hard and a bit frustrating because I have to re-learn everything again, and also – I am reeeeally not good! Haha But it’s so much fun, I enjoy it a lot and I already look forward to my next ballet class. I want to keep practicing and work hard, so I will get better and better each week! 🙂

Rupi Kaur Poems

I don’t read poems that often, but I recently discovered Rupi Kaur and her book Milk and Honey and I am so in love! Here are some of my favourite poems of hers which I found on Pinterest:

 

Music

I loved the Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack, and I am also a huge fan of Dua Lipa at the moment – I would love to see her live and meet her in person! I am also going to the Chainsmokers concert in Haus am Kaibling on March 2nd, which I am really excited for.

You can find some of my favourite songs this month in this Spotify playlist.

I hope you enjoyed my favourites this month.

Much love, Chris

 

Chris goes beauty #2

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Today I will show you some of my recent beauty favourites. Personally, I love reading the recommendations of other people, so I thought it would be fun to do and also helpful to some of you.

Let’s get started…

IMG_2382-01J’aime my… Shampoo Shine & Highlight Blond Sublime – Franck Provost Paris

When I died my hair I needed a good hair care product specifically for blonde hair. This one is without silicones, so it doesn’t damage my hair as much as other products. I used to suffer from hair loss (mostly because of hormones) and using shampoos without silicones really helped me! The product works really great for my hair, so if you need something (not that expensive) for your coloured hair, I would recommend that you give this brand a try.

Gliss Kur Hair Repair – Schwarzkopf

This product is simply amazing. I use this for over a year now and it works great! You spray it into your towel-dry hair and then brush your hair afterwards. Firstly, you can brush your hair super easily which is perfect for me because my hair always gets knots after I wash it – this was such a struggle for me before a friend recommended this product to me! Moreover, my hair gets super soft and shiny when I use this product!! I simply love it..

IMG_2386-01Perfume „Oriental“ – Zara

I randomly found this perfume in the Zara Sale and I had to try it because I love oriental and sweet smells. The perfume is really cheap (4,95€ I believe) and it smells really nice. I love to wear it as an everyday-scent.

Coconut Passion Fragrance Mist – Victoria’s Secret

This must be one of my favourite smells of all time. If I had to choose one scent for the rest of my life it would be this one! It’s so sweet and nice, and if you spray the mist on your body after using a vanilla-scented body lotion it’s even more amazing! I basically do this every day because it smells so good, I am obsessed haha

IMG_2391-01Glam & Doll False Lashes Mascara – Catrice

My lashes are quite short and straight, so it’s hard to find a good mascara to really bring out the best in them. This one works really well for my lashes and makes them look much longer than they actually are.

Fit me! Concealer – Maybelline New York

I am using this concealer for years now, and it has never disappointed me. I always re-buy it because it’s just the best concealer for my skin. No other concealer that I have tried has such good coverage.

Hemp Heavy-Duty Lip Care – The Body Shop

This lip balm is super moisterizing and is honestly the best lip balm I have tried so far! If you tend to get dry lips as I do in winter, try this! It works really really well.

That’s about it for today. Did you try any of these? Write me what you think!

Until next time,

Christine

Zara Sale Picks

Everyone who knows me, knows that I am a little obsessed with Zara (a little being an understatement here haha). Which is also why I got super excited for their New Year’s Sale.

I found 4 pieces in the sale that I am absolutely in love with, and I just couldn’t keep myself from showing you! So here we go..

Red Bag

This bag is not only really cute and cheap, it also has such a nice dark red colour. For people like me (my closet consists of blacks, greys and nude colours) this is perfect for matching!

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Blazer

This one is such a bargain! I saw this blazer two months ago in the shop and thought about getting it. However, I thought it was quite expensive – it was about 80 €. Buuut now it’s on sale and it’s nearly 50 € cheaper than before!! So, I took the chance and ordered it. Unfortunately, I feel like it doesn’t fit me properly (it’s quite long and doesn’t look good with my size), so I have to send it back!

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Light Sweather 

I already showed you the sweather in one of my last posts. It’s really casual and great for matching! It’s a good basic to have in your closet for one of those days, where you just don’t know what to wear.

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Scarfs

I especially love using scarfs as an accessory for my handbag. It’s timeless and looks really chique and elegant. I couldn’t find the one I got in the shop, but I found another scarfs that looks really nice as well.

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Which one is you favourite pick? Do you go order as much as I do when there is a sale?

Love, Chris

3 Overknee styles

I recently bought overknee boots, which I automatically fell in love with. You can wear them many different ways, which is what I am going to show you today: 3 simple ways you can style overknee boots with!

Look #1 – Classy

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This one is more chique and elegant. You just need a nice skirt, a black shirt & the boots and you are good to go! I also wore some tights since it’s quite cold & some jewellery.

Here are the details

Boots: Asos (on sale)

Top: H&M (similar) or longsleeve

Skirt: H&M

Look #2 – Comfy

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Super comfy & cozy, and in my opinion just perfect for winter. A knitted dress looks really cute with overknee boots, and keeps you warm as well. Again, I wore some thin tights underneath.

Here are the details

Boots: Asos (on sale)

Knitted dress: H&M (similar)

Look #3 – Casual

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This style is super easy and casual. For me, this would be perfect for a day at university. Just grab a pair of black jeans & a sweater and you’re done and didn’t have to think too much about it – very convenient for early mornings!

Here are the details

Boots: Asos (on sale)

Sweater: Zara (on sale)

Jeans: Only (also featured here)

Do you own a pair of overknee boots? If so, how do you like to style them? Let me knooow!

Love, Christine

Fall Fashion Essentials 2017

Since I didn’t really have the time to go shopping myself yet here in Halifax, I scrolled through different online shops and found some pieces that I just have to get for this autumn. So, in today’s post I want to show you the things that I found and instantly fell in love with! I think the colors are a great fit for this season and that some of the pieces would look really good together.

Light Blue Sweater

 

As it is getting colder outside – especially here in Canada, I just need a cozy sweater to keep me warm.. And this one from H&M seems perfect for that! I love the light blue color, which will be great for winter time as well.

(If you click on the photos, it leads you to the exactly same piece in each online store.)

Statement Earrings

These earrings with faux pearls from Zara are simply beautiful. As you might know, I love big statement earrings, and especially the ones you can get at Zara at the moment look so so good. I chose these ones for this blog post because they look very chique and elegant with the pearls. Plus, they are a great match to the sweater above!

Faux Suede Trench Coat

This faux suede trench coat from Zara has a beautiful color and is great for layering, especially in autumn when it is sometimes really warm but then it gets super cold again within a few hours.

White Sneakers

You can never go wrong with white sneakers – they are a staple piece in my wardrobe! I really like these ones from H&M because they are all white, which sometimes can be hard to find in stores.

Blue Handbag

This handbag is by Matt & Nat, a company which offers bags made with organic ‚leather‘. I already have a backpack from this brand and the material feels really amazing! This handbag has the perfect size, it is not too small, but it is also not too big! Furthermore, the color is a perfect fit for all of the clothes I have showed you above.

Girlfriend Jeans

I believe, that every woman should get a pair of girlfriend jeans! There look super good on everyone I have seen so far, are comfy and there are so many ways you can style them. I want to invest in this pair of jeans from Reserved, because I love the classy touch the pearls give them with the combination of the ripped part of the jeans. You could wear a nice blouse with these to ‚edge‘ up your look, or you could pair them with a comfy sweater – there are endless possibilities!

Faux Suede Skort

This skort from Zara has a perfect color for autumn and would be perfect paired with the blue sweater above or the black blouse below. Wear them with black tights and boots, and you are ready for fall! Skorts like this one look elegant but are still convenient, because you can actually move in them.

Black Dotted Blouse

This blouse from Zara is just beautiful! The little dots and details make it extraordinary. You can match this with (nearly) all of the things above, or simply style it up with some jewellery. Underneath you could wear a bralette as the one below, then some jeans and sneakers & you are good to go!

Black Bralette

I  actually already own this exact bralette, but I wanted to put it on this list since it matches perfectly with the blouse I just showed you. This bralette by mint&berry is super comfy and looks really great – just like in the picture! I always wear it underneath see-through blouses and shirts & already have gotten many compliments on it. It is reasonably priced, so I would recommend it to anyone who looks for a bralette like this.

That’s it, those are my outfit ideas for this fall. I hope you have enjoyed this blogpost, I love creating things like this and brainstorming outfit ideas!

Love, Christine

 

Beauty Favorites

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Today I want to show you two products I have discovered this past month, which are now two of my all time favourite products! Both products are also great for traveling which is why I just needed to write about them.

The first product is the Eau de Beauté Monoï Body Splash by De Bruyère. This body spray smells amazing! It has a flowery, exotic and fresh scent, which is perfect for summer time as it reminds me of Hawaii and the tropics. I just can’t get enough of this scent – it’s literally irresistible!

What I also love about it: the size! I have been looking for a small-packaged body spray for so so long! But now I have finally come across this little thing. It’s only 50ml which is perfect to take it with me when I’m on the plane.

You can’t get it on De Bruyère’s website anymore (I guess it’s a limited edition), but there are some people who sell it on sharing websites like Kleiderkreisel for much cheaper than the original price (€ 16). However, I’m really hoping they will bring it back next summer because the smell is just incredible.

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The second product is the Banana Setting Powder by bellàpierre Cosmetics. I was looking for a good powder for a long time now, so when I found this I was veeery excited to try it out since I have read really good feedback about it.. So I tried it and instantly loved it! It’s perfect if you have shinier skin, like me in summer. Also, it lasts the whole day and works great as a base for highlighter.

The powder costs € 25. It is a bit on the pricier side, but it does a great job so for me it is worth the money!

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Have you tried one of these products? If so, what do you think?