I love my hair! Period. While I found it a bit much to handle when I was younger, I have grown to really appreciate my long locks. I take great pride in treating my hair well and making sure it stays healthy (no flat iron for me …). Trust me, when I tell you that I have LOTS of hair. But as far as I am concerned the more, the merrier, right? While I usually don’t need extra volume, I still like to experiment with new products. After being really happy with the “Farbglanz Braun” shampoo by Guhl, I had the opportunity to try their new “Langzeit Volumen” line. It promises up to 48 hours of big hair, which is perfect, because my hair is always a lot flatter once I sleep on it. Since I always get a ton of emails asking about my hair, I thought I would share my current daily routine with you today:
For about 6 months now, I’ve been getting regular gel pedicures. I know that gel polishes have been around for a few years, but for my hands I get sick of the same color after about 5 days, so I only tried it once about 3 years ago and didn’t like it. However, for my pedicure, I always have the same super dark red, so last year in September I decided to treat myself to a shellac pedicure. I loved the results so much, that I haven’t gone back to regular polish yet. There are quite a few studios in Vienna that offer the gel mani/pedicure, so 3 weeks ago, I decided to try the GELeration pedicure by Jessica Cosmetics at Topkapi salon. The salon is located right on Kohlmarkt in the 1st district, which is probably as good as it gets in terms of location (umm, right above Chanel …). The pedicure was done amazingly and I am super happy with the results – the picture below is the way it looks after 18 days, so more than 2 weeks and still good as new! The Topkapi salon may be a bit old fashioned in comparison to other spas with super modern massage chairs and foot baths, but in the end, the thing I personally really care about the most is a good pedicure that lasts for weeks. Up until now, I’ve been getting the La Ric 2 Go pedicure, but during our vacation in Mexico I had a nail chip for the first time (which really isn’t supposed to happen with shellac or gel), so I wanted to try something new. I am a big fan of the regular Jessica Cosmetics nail polishes, and so far I am more than happy with the way my GELeration pedicure is holding up. Have any of you tried the GELeration mani- or pedicure? How did you like it?
Gold glitter, a bit of neon pink and polka dots is really all it takes to win my heart. And boy, did Forever 21 nail it with their new beauty accessories! I am super excited about collaborating with the brand to show you guys some of my favorite beauty picks today. If there is one thing I have a serious weakness for, it is pretty make-up bags and beauty accessories. I may already own a few too many (probably 4 or 5, all involving pink…), but at least I have options, right? The newest addition to my collection is the “Is It Friday Yet?” pouch, which was simply too cute to pass up and such a good deal at 5,95€. And don’t even get me started on those pink polka dotted brushes… swoon! Wishing you all a girly & happy Sunday ♥
Even though we just got back from our vacation about 3 weeks ago, in my mind I am already planning our next get-away. There are 2 amazing destinations on my 2014 to-do list, and I am determined to make both of those happen this year! Lots of you asked for more of my personal tips, especially when it comes to packing and planing a trip. Today I wanted to share some of my favorite beauty products when traveling to sunny destinations. Back in May of last year, during our trip to Dubai and the Maldives, I shared some of my favorite summer make-up products, but this post is more about taking care of your skin, hair, lips, … in the sun.