It´s official: it´s spring!
And with spring comes my need to eat delicious light and homemade food.
So it seemed quite obvious to create my own little garden (on my balcony): tomatoes, sage and basil…
Can´t wait for the tomatoes to grow.
Making my own beauty products has started to become a real obsession, and every time it gets better and more effective.
For the “Eye youth roll on” you need an empty roll on bottle and… wheat germ oil. Yep, it´s that simple and soooooo effective against wrinkles even the ones that come from laughing and not from aging. ;-)
For the “Energizing face mist” you need:
Here it goes:
In a water bath, warm up the apricot oil and the Emulsan until the Emulsan is fully melted and the oil reaches a temperature of 70°C. War um the water then pour the water into the oil mix while whisking it with a cappuccino whisk. Then start adding the aloe and ones it starts to become a homogenous milky liquid you can add the conservatives and the algae youth concentrate. Fill in a spray bottle and tadaaaaaaa: Hello fresh faced you!
PS: I can´t wait to get my new camera!!!
What I love most about Holidays is the fact that you can decorate your home in order to welcome a special day.
In Austria you find can find so many things, colours and details to decorate your easter eggs and it is great fun to make an arts & craft day with your friends an family.
Let´s just say that some are very gifted and others are not
Lately, I have been quite obsessed with organizing space and where to put all my stuff.
Have you ever noticed:
The larger the city, the smaller the space!
The older you get, the more stuff (junk) you have…
Twice every year, I grab a huge garbage bag and try to detox my flat by throwing away all the junk I don´t need, all the junk that is broken and that I intended to repair… eventually.
But what is left once you throw out all the junk?
Piles of shoes, books, memories…
And here comes my new DIY project:
I am not a big fan of useless decoration. Somehow everything in my flat must have a practical purpose, like a vase or a pretty table…
But still, you somehow whant your flat to be cosy and pretty and nice, and this is when I thought about vintage trunks!!!
I walked by the Louis Vuitton store the other day and saw that beautif LV cabin trunk with all those drawers.
My first thought was: perfect for my shoes!!!
Well, not everybody can afford such an expensive shoe cupboard so I thought why not surf the internet and try to find a cheaper version online.
I found so many versions of how you can actually use a vintage cabin trunk that I am going nuts here.
I want one for my shoes, one as a bar one for… I don´t know what I am going to put in it yet, but I am sure I will find something.
Now all I have to do is find a vintage trunk and build drawers in. Easy
Whatever your budget or your artistic aspirations, here are some ideas for realizing your very own zombie make up for Halloween.
What you need:
Here it goes:
So that´s about it. Go on and slaughter yourself
Besides the growing cold and the rain, automn is one of my favourite seasons.
It´s the season of hot coacoa, cute kitten jumpers, gum boots, comfort food and last but not least; reflection.
When you are staying at home, and there is not much you can do on a rainy day, you start reflecting on all that has happened this year.
What has happened? What have I done right? What have I done wrong ? What can I improve?
This reflection affects everything; your actions, your habits, your health, your spiritual health and your dreams and ambitions.
It´s the time to set reasonable goals to improve your life (not like New Years´s resolutions that you forget as soon as the Champagne stops bubbling in your brain).
For myself, I have decided on the following:
The point of all this is to improve everday life in all ways, figh the gray and never be bored.
Indulging myself isn´t always easy but it´s the little things that make you happy and strong enough to bear whatever crap comes your way.
“Say yes more!”
(Yes Man by Danny Wallace)
On saturday I realized that we were in the middle of the sales… after having a look in a few stores I got back home frustrated.
There was nothing there for me.
But frustration always makes me creative or inventive… so… I have decided to make my own dress.
With this in mind, I bought a new sewing machine and some nice fabric.
And there you go. It isn´t perfect yet but give me some time and some practice…
I love my flatmate. Besides being my best friend, she is absolutely nuts and fashionable. I love the fact that she is like a chameleon but still always is herself. I am always impressed about the way she dresses. Sometimes it doesn’t make any sense but it always does look great. I am always more on the careful side… she doen’t care. She just wears whatever comes into her hands first. Even my clothes look great on her… on me they look bored. I think I am depressing my wardrobe but I am willing to learn and develop my own fashionable self…
PS: In case you might wonder… the dog is called Gerard Voltaire…