Monday, 21 July 2014

Get to Know Me TAG : 25 Random Questions

Well a happy Monday to you too! I hope you have some yummy tea or coffee ready for today's video because it is very relaxing and random (as the title indicates). I thought that it was about time I gave you lovely bunch the chance to get to know me better. This being said, I stumbled upon a 25 Random Questions About Me TAG and found it would be the perfect opportunity to do just that! So then here it is!! I hope you enjoy it. And I listed the questions I am answering below - just in case you want to follow along OR even better, do the TAG yourself. I think that would be super! If you do, please link it in the comments below - I would love to go check it out ^_^ Enjoy your evening guys! xox

Get to Know Me Tag: 25 Random Questions
1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
2. What is your favorite color?
3. What is your sign?
4. Do you have any phobias?
5. What is the meaning of life?
6. What’s your favorite song at the moment?
7. Do you have any pets?
8. What is your favorite store?
9. How tall are you?
10. Do you leave the house without makeup?
11. What’s your favorite movie?
12. What is your favorite food?
13. What did you want to be when you were a kid?
14. First concert you ever went to?
15. Do you want to get married?
16. Describe your dream honeymoon.
17. What is your favorite band/singer?
18. What’s the first thing you notice about people?
19. Any hobbies?
20. Do you have any siblings?
21. Where were you born?
22. Any tattoos?
23. If you won the lottery what would you do with the money?
24. Early bird or night owl?
25. Summer or winter?
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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Munich Day 5: I Threw My Heart In The Lake

This is my last and final post in regards to my beautiful trip to Munich. And for those of you wondering, yes - we did stay only 5 days (Thank you - Air Canada of robbing us of 2); but no matter, the vacation was beyond anything I could ever imagine. 

So on the fifth and last day, we decided to go to Dachau - the first concentration camp that was opened in Germany. My boyfriend really wanted to see it because it is a big part of history and being a Virgo, he wanted to learn about this place. I, on the other hand, was not very excited at the idea of walking casually on the same ground where many people suffered - to walk in someone's definition of hell. Mind you - historically, it was very interesting and I learned a lot. Still...I could not help but feel sad - not just for the people that lived in Dachau, but for Germany also. Because history, and the past, is still here in the present. I fell madly in love with Germany and I wish that ''Hitler'', ''Nazi'' and ''concentration camp'' wouldn't be the first thing that pops into people's minds when they think of the country and its residents. 

After the tour, my bf wanted to lift my spirits up a bit (I was not is such a jolly mood after reading about the horrors that happened in the camp). So took me to a beautiful palace in Munich called Nymphenburg. It was...royal. :-P The art lover and hopeless romantic in me got lost in the architectural beauty of the place. Shortly after, we stayed on the palace grounds and visited the porcelain museum, along with the royal carriages museum. 

WARNING: the pictures you are about to see are extremely beautiful and might take your breath away. 

After ending our visit, we realized there was still a good amount of time left of our final day and we decided to milk it to the very last drop. So we hoped on the S-bahn again and made our way downtown. We spend the rest of the afternoon and a bit of our evening souvenir shopping in Munich. Walking around aimlessly - discovering treasures left and right. It was so relaxing and beautiful. We ate at the same place as on our first day. :) And overall, I could not be happier about this trip. 

In other words, if I were 100% fluent in German I would move to Munich right this instant. I would build a small house somewhere in the woods near the Königssee in Berchtesgaden..I would swim in the lake ever day - and look up at the stars peering through the mountains every night. I would write countless books of poetry - love stories and philosophical quotes..A girl can dream right? Ever since I came back from Germany...returning is all I can think about. It gave me peace...and a whole new love for nature. In other words. I LEFT MY HEART AT THE BOTTOM OF THE KONIGSSEE. 

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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Yummy Face Masks

My face has been acting rather odd lately. I'm not sure what exactly I did to deserve this, but I look like the surface of the moon (A.K.A. filled with tiny ups and downs - if ya know what I mean). So what's the best remedy for your skin acting up? A nice, deep cleansing and soothing mask of course! 

Now you know I'm a huge fan of the brand Montagne Jeunesse, I've been using it since I was 17, yet I still haven't tried out all of their masks. It is a great deal of fun browsing through their wide selection of yummy mud: with different scents and colors, different promises and removal methods. I swear I could never get tired of this! Such a girly girl I know. :-P

This time around, I ended up with two at the check-out counter and here they are:
The first one is this thick mask with Aloe Vera and Willow for Blemish-Prone Skin. I don't remember if I've tried this one before but meh - even so - I'm sure it will be lovely. I am saving it for a mega pamper session. ^_^
The second one I actually tried and adored: it is the Manuka Honey Peel Off Mask with honey and jasmine. Seriously you guys - this is THE one. Meaning the one I will stock up on and use religiously every 2-3 weeks. Exhibit A: I am obsessed with peel -ff masks because I can actually feel them removing all the dirt and oil and other nasty things on my face. It leaves your skin free-fresh-soft and brand new (at least that's how it feels like to me). Second: This mask is exactly like honey - imagine honey. Got it? Well that's it! The mask is a very clear, a bit sticky, yellow looking gel. I cannot describe it better than smearing honey all over your face. So awesome! Third: the scent is just divine! I mean hellooo honey and jasmine! Yep it smells THAT good. And lat but not least: this thing works! It leaves your skin super duper soft and fresh. The blemishes disappeared like magic the next day. Trust. So honestly - what more could I ever ask for. You guys need to try this one out - if you haven't yet. :) Enjoy your summer bella!!!! 


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Monday, 14 July 2014

So Good Jewelry

Well guess who is extremely happy after Germany took home the cup? Yep! It was such an intense game you guys - woah. That being said, I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that you are fully enjoying your summer. In today's post, I wanted to show you some cute dainty jewelry my dear mommy got me not too long ago. I find dainty pieces to be perfect throughout the year but more specifically in summer. With the sun burning and the excessive spaghetti-straps all over the place - what could be more perfect than a tiny bling around your neck? It just adds a little delicate, feminine flare without being in your face and let's face it, less heavy. I mean you want to move and have fun right? And maybe it's just me but a chunky statement necklace isn't very flattering with a bikini :-P
So all of these pieces are from the brand So Good - it's the fist time I hear of them but so far their jewelry seems to be quite sturdy and beautiful. This little seahorse is just adorable and fits well with the summer/beach/sea theme. 
The next two items are related to my Chinese astrology sign: the horse. :) I find these dangle earring and the sparkly necklace so adorable! 

What about you? Have any favorite jewelry pieces you've been wearing non-stop this summer? I would love to hear what your preferences are: dainty or bold? 
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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Dirty Pink - Such a Romantic

(First off I would like to start this post by saying a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to GERMANY for the win today!!!!!! ❤❤❤❤❤❤ Go Deutschland!!❤❤❤❤❤❤ )

It's been far too long since I've posted some nail pictures on my blog don't you think? Lately I've been so into pastels and different shades of pink for some weird reason. I am just drawn to these colors like crazy. It must be the hopeless romantic in me I guess :-P There is something so feminine and yet still strong about dirty pinks. Or is it just me? I found this lovely color by Sally Hansen - Insta-Dry in the shade 160 Mauve It and I've been rocking it on my nails for about a week now. Still no chips in sight and no top coat required. It is the first time I try a so-called ''nude'' color - it almost matches my skin which I thought was a bit off-putting at first but now I can't get enough of it! To me it looks so classy and elegant - with a small touch of feminine and romantic. 

What do you think? Too pink? I would like to hear what is your go-to color for this summer? ^_^

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Monday, 7 July 2014

Shop Smart - Here's How

Ah summer - a season of tanning, swimming, partying and relaxing. It's the time to unwind or have an unexpected adventure. But the question we all are probably asking ourselves is: What am I going to wear? Yep - guilty, shopping for fun, bright-colored pieces or makeup is one of our favorite things to do in summer. Not such a plus for our wallet though. But if you are having some trouble controlling your spending and would like to try and fix that - you should check out my new video called : Shop Smart - Here's How

I am not a financial adviser by any means, but I learned from personal experience that some techniques or tricks help me reduce my shopaholic tendencies. In the hopes that you will learn from my mistakes, here it is:


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Thursday, 3 July 2014

Munich Day 4: Safe Inside My Head

A wise tip to my fellow travelers : always bring a backup battery with you. On our fourth day in Germany, we packed ourselves some nice sandwiches for the long road ahead and started our trip towards our first destination of the day: The Eagle's Nest (Kehlsteinhaus was a present - a retreat house for Hitler's 50th birthday). Unfortunately, we realized this as we parked our car that the camera battery was completely and 100% dead. We should have left it overnight but something happened that made us believe it was fully charged...Long story short, all the pictures you will be seeing in this post are not mine (I will put the link to the original picture below each one). The pictures we took are in our minds and in our hearts. Because on day 4...we saw some amazing things....

The Eagle's Nest was located, unfortunately for me, on the highest point of a mountain...First off, let me just tell you a few things about me : a) I HATE heights! b) I have motion sickness. So now that you know all of this, you can only imagine how I felt when the only way to get to the Kehlsteinhaus was with a bus going up a freakishly high mountain, with a road that looks like a toothpick and curves and turns every 2 seconds...for 30 minutes...I was not well.. -_- On our way down I almost passed out. It was not funny. When you arrive at the almost-top, you take an elevator that brings you to the Eagle's Nest which is now a restaurant and a tourist spot. The view was (I have to admit...even with my fear of heights) breathtaking. 
Picture from: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c6/Blick_vom_Kehlsteinhaus_MQ.jpg 
Picture from: http://happytobehomeless.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/EaglesNest.jpg
Picture from: http://www.kehlsteinhaus.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/ksh_fs_006.jpg
After I regained my balance and the nausea calmed down a bit we went on to visit two bunkers. The first one was very disappointing since it was made ''tourist appropriate'' with nice glass doors between the areas, description boards and all of those details that (in my opinion) destroy the historical umff of it all. Luckily, my boyfriend did his research and found out about this somewhat hidden bunker under the Hotel Zum Turken not too far from us. Both the hotel and the bunker are owned and taken care of by this sweet old lady. My bf and I wished so much that we knew more German so that we could have spoken to her. The stories she must have to tell..She was an absolute sweetheart. And the bunker was the creepiest thing EVER...also..we were all alone in there (tourists don't seem to know about this one) which made it even more spooky. 

It was damp, dark, and cold...You could see bullet holes in the walls, as well as the place where a bazooka hit. That bunker's seen a lot of action...And although this is not my thing..I found it fascinating and really loved exploring this huge underground tunnel. A must-see. 
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Picture from: http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/04/49/59/1b/hotel-zum-turken-wwii.jpg
After our little history trip, we decided to head over to the Konigssee which is a lake near the border of Austria. We took a boat there to go to an old church and I have to say...this was the most beautiful place I have ever seen in my entire life. And it was probably my favorite part of this entire trip (although I hate to pick just one....the entire trip was life-changing). I have never seen such clear and pure water, the colors of the mountains and the lake and just everything was I swear not from this world. In the middle of our boat ride, the captain opened the door of the boat and started playing a trumpet. Because of the surrounding mountains, he was able to play with himself (the echo could be heard in the air). It was..I just can't describe it anymore. If you do visit Germany..The Konigssee should be on your top 2 list of must-sees. Side note, the pictures do NOT do this place justice. I am not exaggerating when I say this is heaven on earth
Picture from: http://zaazi.org/wp-content/themes/village/blueprint/gallery/ajaxupload/server/uploads/Koenigsee_1400_DSC_0257.jpg
Picture from: http://www.berchtesgadener-land.com/medien/st-bartholomae-1.jpg
Picture from: http://www.johns-bavarian-tours.com/typo3temp/pics/koenigsee_01_8dcb1c6090.jpg
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