As you guys know, I have a few beauty products that I am literally addicted to, including my beloved Kiehl’s bb cream, MACs studio fix skin finish and the “pink leopard” bronzer by Too Faced (which unfortunately no longer exists, but the sweetest Anna managed to steal one from her mom’s cosmetic bag for me ♥ you guys have no idea how happy that made me!!). I’ve been using these products forever and am still super happy with them. But then, there are also some that I like to switch up every once in a while. I like to try new things, in the hopes of finding something I love just as much as my other favorites. So when NU3 approached me and gave me the opportunity to try their new online-shop, it was the perfect chance to try a few new things that I’ve been meaning to test.
I am super excited about this post for 2 reasons. First of all I get to be part of an amazing project with Hallhuber again this year, which raises money and awareness for breast cancer (see last year’s post HERE). As you guys know, October is breast cancer awareness month, and for the second year in a row, Hallhuber has created a pretty silk scarf, for which 25€ of each sold scarf go directly towards charity. And on a more personal note: girls, please go out and get regular check-ups, even if you think you’re still too young! We’ve had a case of breast cancer in my family, so ever since I was 16 I’ve been getting regular examinations, just to make sure I am healthy. I’d rather go to the doctor one too many times, than when it is too late!
Aaaaand the second reason that I am excited about this post are actually the photos. For the launch of The Daily Dose, my parents surprised me with an AMAZING present. They set me up with my own mini photo studio and it arrived this week! Basically what it is, is a set of 2 studio flashes, that I can use to shoot anything from outfits to food (be sure to check out tomorrow’s Bubbly Friday for the first studio pictures), even when it is dark outside. Kathi and I were really worried about the lack of daylight during the winter months, since it would make our schedules almost impossible with us both having “regular” jobs. But now, we can also shoot in the middle of the night and have pretty lighting! So these shots were a first run, which my baby sister took, and I am already beyond stoked for many more shoots! Feels like we’re really getting professional here ♥
On Friday, we celebrated the birthday of my favorite guy. As birthdays tend to have a way of being lots of fun, they also come with a big portion of too little sleep. So, our Saturday was all the lazier. We ran a few errands, cleaned up the leftovers from the party and then headed to Vienna’s Prater (kind of like a mix of an amusement park & a fair) for an early dinner. Mike decided to introduce me to my first ever “Stelze” (roasted pork knuckle … definitely sounds a lot better in German) at Schweizerhaus. I usually don’t eat pork, but paired with a Radler (a mix of beer & lemonade) and a bit of a hangover it was a pretty awesome dinner. Sometimes playing tourist in your own city can be really fun!
Even though we’re pretty well on our way in terms of the apartment being completely decorated (I am actually sad that I don’t have an excuse to constantly browse the online stores for new items anymore …), there is still one major challenge that needs to be tackled: LAMPS!!