Friday, 26 November 2010

Accessorize has cosmetics now...

...found it in Superdrug the other day and had to try it (especially because they have the 3 for 2 offer on cosmetics on still). So I had a good look at the really cute looking products in really stylish colours (the nail varnishes!) and decided for those three products.

The nail varnishes are 4£ each, the baked eyeshadow duo is 4£ as well.

I'm impressed with the variety of colours and the cute packaging. Only tried the pink nail colour so far and it's nice but weird, very matte so looks a bit like on a Barbie from the 80's :-) On their website they advertise it as a glossy colour so if that's what you're after it will be a disappointment...

The pink is called "Paradise Pink", the dark purple is "Storm" and the eye shadow duo is officially called "High Maintenance",
...check out their website (,4,shop,lifestyleshop,lifestyleshopcosmetic) and you will find all of their rage and those truly amazing sparkling nail varnishes!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

brogues and vase

 The small and very blue glass vase I bought 2 months ago in "Habitat" in Hamburg. Loved the intensity of the colour in the sunshine and thit it transports a certain 50's Capri holidays least for me :-)

And my beloved Primark brogues which I bought in september, forgot about them and now can fully appreciate how stylish and expensive they actually look. Best is that they have a bit of a heel so are quite comfortable to walk in and make a lovely deep noise :-)


all photos done by me :-)

Tuesday, 16 November 2010


...after reading the raving reviews on the website I had to buy this not so cheap hair mask today to give it a try. As my hair is in fairly good condition but flat, baby fine, recently coloured and falls out way too easy it sounds like a miracle treatment. Just used it once (anyone hating the smell of  Thierry Mugler's perfume "Angel" should stay far away from the product), will wait and see now over the next weeks...

Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment 200ml...found on

Ok, first update after using it once. Hair smelled wonderful and felt very nice and soft afterwards and on day 1. Now it's day and it has definitely gone greasy fairly quick so I think the stuff might be a bit overpowering for my baby hair...will wait and see and use it again in a bit. 

So, been using it for roughly the last 6 weeks now and still think it is a nice hair mask. Not convinced about the reduced hair loss and if it really speeds up the growing process. Or maybe it is just me as I have been quite lazy and only used it about 1-2 a week. The 5 min it needs to stay on the hair between shampoo and coditioner is simply too long for a shower. At least for a shower in my wintery cold flat...

Saturday, 13 November 2010

been to Edinburgh, found a new favourite shop...

Apart from the absolutely stunningly beautiful, picturesque and atmospheric vintage shop I have ever been to ( I have spend quite a while in the Urban Outfitters shop on Princess Street and, apart from being that little bit too expensive for "everyday" shooping needs,it has a lot of beautiful and quirky things on sale like this fun mug...which I had to get though I own way too many mugs but anyway...:-)
And this handbag became mine as it reminded me of my very first bag I used for going to kindergarten...over 40£ but nice.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

cause I have nothing to wear...

Even though it reminds a bit of jumpers worn by grannies or me in primary school still had to get it and love it, especially for the cheap price of only 10£ !!!

 Loved it on the picture and now that I'm the proud owner I'm even more happy with it as the material is so soft...if only I could think of an occasion to wear it...
 And the last of my bargains...wonderful top but again I'm concentrating hard on any ideas when and where to wear it...and where is my strapless bra? In Germany or in England...?

all three items were found at the asos Curve sale

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Heathrow, Terminal 1 Departures

I'm travelling with more mixed emotions than the gentlemen jetting from Hong Kong to San Fran.

If this was a movie I would cry, I like that idea but I'm only sitting here, neutral. Put into travel mode.

Taking everything in, not participating, not feeling.

Is it easier to sell perfume with Eminem rapping in the background?

Americans wearing white trainers...

Short look on all the luxury goods, on my wrist a scent that smells wrong – it will fade till home as well as the  “what am I doing here”-feeling. That will return in the darkness, when it's quiet, in the empty bed.

Home is where the heart is

lame top but fantastic interior design

Friday, 5 November 2010


One thing you can hardly miss on any British high street are the various shops selling little else than greeting cards. Just browsing through the biggest chain store, Clinton Cards, you can find loads and loads of cards for every possible occasion most people probably never have thought of before. Brits simply love to send their greetings in form of good old fashioned paper cards - a tradition which pretty much got lost in Germany.
Christmas wouldn't be christmas on the isles if you wouldn't receive a more or less cute or stylish card from what seems like anyone you ever met in your life (and sometimes not even that).
Those trophees get displayed on the window sills, chimneys or on seasonal washing lines and the whole thing goes that far that some shops are putting up recycling boxes only for christmas cards! But at least your christmas deko is sorted just with opening your post every day, hehe..
The most bizzare result of the British card craze are websites like moonpig or funkypidgeon offering personalized cards to order. The silly names of the companies are not enough to make you wonder, no, the advertising jingels are the thing that really stick to your brain and make it go softer and softer all the time...maybe those companies are American so I´m not counting it against England :-)
I´m really happy that the card sending tradition is still kept alive here and I just love receiving cards which where clearly picked matching them with my personality. The only thing I enjoy even more is browsing through endless shelves taking ages to decide on the right card to send.
Why did this tradition get so out of fashion in Germany (at least amongst the people I know)?
It can´t be mistrust in the mail services, they are as crappy here as they are there. Why is it acceptable in Germany to send an email or a text to say "Happy Birthday"? Who thinks of all the stamp collectors not getting any new ones anymore?
Maybe I´m old-fashioned as I always like to have something "real" to keep so I can find it again later and remember the occasion it was sent for. I love England for the possibility of buying a birthday card with the picture of a hedgehog ( for my hedgehog loving mother-in-law) without any troubles.
1:0 for England!