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This Year Will Be Different

I can’t help but get excited whenever the post man rings the bell. While I usually know exactly what is arriving, today I had a super special surprise! But let’s rewind a little: Last Fall, Monika Kanokova asked if I had time for an interview for her upcoming book. Of course I had time – but why me? Monika quickly explained that she wanted to create the ultimate freelance guide to help young women thinking about taking the step towards self-employment. We all have big dreams, but sometimes that is just what they will forever be: dreams… We find an excuse why those dreams have to wait, why it would never work, or why we are happy just they way things are. But guess what? This Year Will Be Different! That year was 2014 for me, when Kathi and I decided to take the plunge and spend all our time and energy on something we truly believe in. It worked for us, and it can work for you just the same!

This Year Will Be Different by Monika Kanokova - the insightful guide to becoming a freelancer | Bikinis & Passports

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Advent Calendar Day 24: Chloe

♫ “Oh, yes it’s Christmas, My favorite time of year, All of the joy you dreamed, Love in the atmosphere” 

I can’t really believe how fast these past 24 days have gone by, and how many amazing things I’ve gotten to give away during the month of December. For today’s final advent calendar giveaway, you guys can win the stunning “Roses de Chloé” perfume. In our family, perfumes are always a must under the Christmas tree. I feel as though a bottle of your favorite perfume is such a luxurious treat and I usually don’t treat myself to my favorite scent during the year. So every year, my grandma usually makes us kids smell good with our favorite perfumes. I guess this year I am taking on the roll of my grandma for one lucky winner with the beautiful scent by Chloé – which, by the way, is seriously so pretty, I kind of want it as decor for my coffee table, next to my favorite scented candles!

Roses De Chloé is an invitation to tenderness. The rose immediately exudes incredible freshness. A sensation derived from the bergamot, which is gradually joined by a heart of damascena rose essence, modernised with a magnolia accord. Then, on the skin, the trail of white musk and amber, signature of the Chloé house.”

Be sure to also head on over to Franzi’s blog for a chance to win an amazing 200€ gift card for s.Oliver today. How’s that for some last minute Christmas presents? Merry Christmas, you guys! Hope you all have a wonderful and blessed day with your loved ones.

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WIN: triumph bra fitting + shopping

A rainy and gray Sunday makes for the perfect opportunity to spoil someone with a bit of girly lace, right? That’s why today I’ve teamed up with Triumph – the makers of lingerie - for a little giveaway for you guys. In the past 6 months I have gotten to know the brand and have literally fallen in love with pretty lingerie all over again. My drawers are exploding with the most beautiful bras and now it is your time to stock up on the perfect fit. Triumph has made it their mission to really focus on form and function to provide ladies with the best individual fit with their #StandUpForFit campaign, while still creating beautiful lingerie. One of their current best sellers is the Magic Wire with silicone wires for the most comfortable yet stylish fit. For you guys to know what I am talking about, I am giving away one (1) professional bra fitting at one of their boutiques plus one (1) 50€ gift certificate to shop your favorite bra.

Triumph Giveaway - Bikinis & Passports

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BEAUTY TALK: a new york lovestory … MYNY

Ohh, New York! There is something so magical about the city, and it is simply like no other place in the world. So impressive, so timeless, so eclectic, so fast, so beautiful, … so New York! I am 100% a city girl and couldn’t imagine not being surrounded by lots of pretty buildings, the hustle and bustle of other people around me and the endless possibilities (especially when it comes to food) a city has to offer on a daily basis. I’ve been to NYC twice and currently the destination is more present than ever, since my good friend Victoria just moved there with her hubby – what better excuse to plan another trip soon, right? Until then, I’ve got MYNY right in my pocket with the new DKNY scent: girly yet grown up – fresh and flowery but also timeless and rich – cool yet classy! MYNY is for every girl, no matter what your lovestory with New York City is like ♥

Bikinis & Passports for DKNY - MYNY Perfume

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