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Beauty Issue: Hypoallergenic Cosmetics

Since I was small, my skin has been quite sensitive. I struggled with finding the right make-up, that suited my skin and I didn’t react to. That’s why in general I’ve always been attentive when it comes to buying make-up as well as skin care. Just in time for #sensitiveskinweek, we had the chance to check out some of Bell’s hypoallergenic products, which are especially made for tender skin. They products come in beautiful colors and make your skin feel soft but strong, when you wear them. Additionally, we can say that the price is more than fair.

We opted for the primer, which is a light make-up base – especially good for the warmer days and makes sure that your light make-up stays perfect during the day. Apart from that, the long & volume mascara can be used for a more extravagant look – preferably during warm summer nights! Lastly, the lipstick has a smooth consistency, making your lips feel moist and soft throughout the day – we chose a light pink that goes well with a flattery mini dress!

You can find the products here.

Personal Issue: When do we ever give ourselves a break?

The title of this weeks personal issue post captures it all pretty well. And just by writing this article, late at night on a Sunday evening, the question seems more current than ever.

Lately I have been working for more than one project, the biggest one being our annual summer ballet which has my schedule fully under control. Plus university, another dance project and our blog. I may not work full-time in a firm but the hours I work cover more than a forty hour week. Free weekends? A real rarity lately. And yes, you may think „Why is she doing all this? Is it really necessary?“

And guess what: I constantly ask these questions myself. People think that everything comes easy and that the things I do are my own choice. And your right, everything I do and work for is completely done with passion and love. I easily sacrifice weekends and train or work long hours in the evening, even though my day was busy already. But still: when do we ever give ourselves a break? When do I give myself a break?

Taking time off is something I really have to learn and I think I have become a little better lately. I certainly would call myself a workaholic and yes, I’m fine with that. But I can also feel that times are changing, I’m getting older and you start to think about your future. Sounds super strange at the age of 24 but thats how it is. Especially as a woman you feel the pressure is on. When do you want to start working full-time? How long will you study? When will you have your first child? And of course you still need to find the right partner to actually become a mother and build a family (there is this German comedian who in a short video entry explains how women have to be today – absolutely worth watching. Click here to see the clip).
I really want to be a mother someday and actually before turning 30. This maybe all sounds strange and it certainly feels strange to write about this but thats how I feel and how I see my future future.

And this all leads me to another question: can we actually give ourselves a break? Time seems to run so fast and we still have so much to do and to see, that it seems difficult to take some time off. But what happens if we don’t?

I think it’s inevitable. We have to give ourselves a break. And yes, I’m pretty bad at this myself but I don’t want to give up my private life, I don’t want to spend hours over hours working. I feel privileged that everything I’m currently working on is filled with my love and passion but in order to maintain this ability I need to recover from time to time. But I would certainly say that I have not found the right way to do this.

What can actually really give me the feeling of taking a break? Switching off all electronic devises? Don’t train for a month? Get a different routine? No work on the weekends? Booking a weekend-get-away? I’m not sure but I already know that I don’t have to leave town to get a break. Potsdam is absolutely beautiful and during the summer season it’s a true sensation to lay by the lake or enjoy a drink at the local student bar.

Moments with friends and loved ones certainly give me the feeling of leaving my daily work routine and help me to relaxe. And I think that really often those little intimate moments are the ones I can enjoy the most. What helps you to take a break? I’m curious to know because maybe we can all learn from each other.

June’s Favorites

Our this months beauty favorites are…

    1. Velvet Touch Mascara by Artdeco
      I was talking to a good friend at the ballet studio the other day and told her that I was looking for a good, not too expensive mascara. I have been using one by Artdeco already but she recommended me this one and so far I really like it. Easy to apply and a beautiful design. Thanks for sharing, Saskia.
    2. Balm-to-oil by Biotherm
      I normally wear make-up really rarely. Sometimes all I need is a swish of mascara and thats it. But during the summer season I have to apply a lot of make up because of my performances on stage. Any make-up remover has been really disappointing so far but this creamy substance has helped me to get ride of all that foundation and eyeshadow plastered on my face.
    3. Water, mint and cucumber deodorant by CD
      I spotted this deodorant in my Mums bathroom and have instantly fallen in love with the fresh, summerly smell. It really helps you to get through a few hours (24h is a little too ambitious though).

Touch of Pink

It’s one week left until the Moët Party Day – we’re counting! However, this weekend is going to be less glamorous… We will both be working on Saturday and hopefully enjoy the sun on Sunday a little.

About this look: the dress is my new favorite summer dress, the kind that you will throw over in seconds as soon as the sun comes out and instantly feel good in! I combined it with my small everyday-bag and some summer sandals.

Dress – Mango
Bag – Furla
Shoes – Zara

Blue skies smiling at me

Snapping these pictures wasn’t easy actually. It was raining the whole day and we tried to catch a weather gap. The weather God wasn’t on our side which is why we headed to the beautiful New Palace and used those beautiful arcades as our backdrop.

Even though the weather wasn’t summerly at all, I couldn’t resists on wearing this beautiful light blue skirt from Zara. I already bought it some weeks ago and was desperately waiting to wear it. I really love the shape of the skirt which is why I also got it in black the other day.

Shirt – Zara
Skirt – Zara
Trenchcoat – Burberry
Shoes – Adidas
Sunglasses – Ray Ban

Moët Moment – Vol.II

n no more than 11 days, the next International Moët Party Day will take place in Berlin – and we are more than excited! Last year, the event could be described as „the perfect summer day“. We were drinking refreshing champagne cocktails, listened to a private Adesse performance and danced into the sunset…

This year we already know, that we’ll go on a glamorous cruise and the party will take place in a villa nearby the Wannsee. But enough about us, here’s the best thing: you can also be part of the Moët Party Day 2017! Apply for your ticket here.

Here’s also a short throwback to the Moët Party Day 2016…

Personal Issue: Why do we always judge each other?

Lately, I couldn’t help but think a lot about „judging“ and how it affects our lives in general. I understand, that judging means to formulate an opinion about a person, often without knowing them better or being present at the circumstances. For some reason, judging others is a sport among women, especially when Instagram is involved. Profiles are checked out, opinions are formed – a picture that is a little bit too revealing or make-up that is applied is a little bit too much, will be topic of talk in minutes!

But why are we so pre-occupied with others? And why do we think, that our interpretation is always right? Honestly, I think judging others should not even be a thing. We should all keep in mind, that people are flawed (we all are) and everyone has the right to live and present themselves on Social Media in the way they want.

However, when people are presenting themselves on Social Media this way, shouldn’t we also be allowed to form opinions and talk about it? Of course. But what we shouldn’t forget in the process, is that those people are human beings, that the circumstances may be different than we imagine and that lastly, we should focus more on our own lives than judging others.

We should rather focus on working on our image, how we come across to people and also, how we want to be perceived by others. And maybe, from time to time, we should keep in mind that Social Media does not reveal the whole story and people may be more fragile than they let show.

June Inspiration

In Berlin, the last May days have been the hottest in history – we had nearly constant 30 degrees Celsius and on Tuesday even 34! Surely, we hope that this warm weather will remain throughout June as well.

Apart from being sunny and warm, June is a colorful month for me. There is always a play of light and colors: the flowers blooming in the garden, a bright pink summer dress, a statement bag in yellow, an orange Aperol Spritz, a bright green salad…

Let’s celebrate the colors of June this month!

Summer Trend Watch I

We’ve first seen them on the runways of Prada and co. (and to be honest, couldn’t make much of this trend in the beginning). Now, they’re everywhere! In our opinions, they are the perfect combination of chic and casual, a pair of shoes fitting to many outfits and occasions.

Mom Jeans
Thank go for mom jeans! We couldn’t love them more. They’re super stylish, super cozy and a perfect fit (they always make a slim waist, because of the high waist cut). Mom jeans really make our daily lives more comfortable…

Cross-Body Bags
There’s nothing more stylish and „blogger-like“ than a cross-body bag, over a fur coat, dress, blouse, blazer… The list is endless. However, what always remains is that cross-body bags are not only practical (you have your hands free for phones, coffees, drinks…) but also an upgrade to every style. They just always look classy but effortless.

Burgundy and Nude

The bomber jacket trend is still growing strong and we can’t deny that we also love these light jackets. While they only came in black or an oliv green at the beginning, you will now be able to find them in any colour and decorated with any pattern.

This dark red one is the perfect day to night version. Combined with light colours during the day and a black dress during night you can easily mix and match it.

Top – H&M
Jacket – H&M
Pants – Zara
Sandals – Mango
Clutch – Furla