Route Natural

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Happy Sunday my lovely readers – & Happy International Women’s Day! I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend so far – I surely did! I drove to Düsseldorf (Germany) on Friday afternoon to visit the family and have been doing so ever since. Yesterday was pretty relaxed – I went to the hairdresser and we enjoyed the evening at home. Today we spent the whole day in Maastricht (Netherlands), which was absolutely incredible. The weather is amazing – it feels just like spring! Back to my hair now – I am slowly but surely hitting the Route to Natural. I normally always add more highlights or at least get these freshened up. This time round I actually colored my roots much darker than the blonde I am used to – it’s quite close to my natural hair color. I was shocked to be honest. I knew my hair color was quite dark, but this dark? I fell out of my blonde heaven once I saw it and I am still only, slowly getting used to it. I surely love the color, and I love the fact that it’s got the ombre effect – I was able to keep my blonde on the bottom. However, as much as I like it, I still feel awkward and just not like myself when I look into the mirror.. Let’s see if I get used to it!

In regards to the actual coloring – I love my hairdresser here in Düsseldorf. She does an amazing job with whatever I request from her. Be it dark, going towards natural or all the way blonde because I cannot do without it. I am sure she will have to help me go blonde again at some point – I am just such a blonde-love. However, for now I will try to get used to it and actually keep it for a while. It’s just better for my hair if I give it some time to regrow and not bleach it on a constant.

What do you think about the darker hair?

My hairdresser is called Aspasia – she is absolutely great at what she does! You can ask for an appointment with her at the hairdresser Andreas Kohlhoff by calling 0211 8632007 (Germany).

Oh – and sorry for the iPhone quality only, it’s the only camera I had at hand :-). Wishing you all a great start into the week tomorrow! xo

ps. I don’t quite know why my photos are shown turned-around on some devices – will need to get that one fixed!

 

Beauty Talk : Beach Tan

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Happy Friday everyone! I found this webcam image on my computer and thought I’d share it with you. I get a lot of questions from people (also when out shopping), if I was on vacation. In fact, I wasn’t – however, I was in a 2min tan-shower and I believe the price is so worth it. I started the spray-tan late last year, first time round in November I believe it was. I absolutely love it now. The photo is from one of my first times – so actually I’m not even quite that tanned anymore, as I chose a slightly lighter shade to make it look more natural. I remember in the beginning I wasn’t all too sure and was much darker – it really didn’t fit my natural skin tone, nor my hair color. This photo is actually not all too correct – the lightning isn’t natural and my tan looks darker than it usually is. I’ll share another tanned one with you soon, though!

I’m usually the white bread between everyone else – literally, I am so pale in winter. This way I look much healthier and well, just like I came back from holiday. The best thing, I almost feel like I just had a short holiday when I come back from my spray tanning session. I do it around about every 10 days, sometimes stay pale in between though. So far I’ve done it in Kaarst (Germany) once but generally I go BeautySpace right near the main station in Zurich. It’s the most practical when I finish work – I jump into my short shower and then head back home.

Before trying spray-tan the first time I highly recommend you to read the before & after instructions. A good peeling the day before is a must and you shouldn’t use any perfume or body lotions on the day of the spray. So far I have only tried out the clear-spray, meaning the tan slowly comes after 6-8 hours. I usually just put on a bathrobe at home (don’t wear satin or do anything to make you sweat!) and lie down. It’s my lazy evening of the week – it’s great! Upon awakening I am a new me – a tanned me. I always feel so much more relaxed all of the sudden.

Not only does it look pretty: it feels pretty. Can something even feel pretty? What I’m trying to say is that the spray-tan literally hydrates the skin. Since I want the tan to hold as long as possible I tend to cream my body much more the days after, which gives even more hydration to the skin. A must-do when it’s cold outside and the skin is longing for some water re-fills. Secondly, I barely need any make-up. The make-up I usually wore in winter (foundation and whatnot) was basically to cover up the paleness – not needed anymore! All I need is my mascara, some bronze powder and/or rouge and voila, I’m done within 10 minutes in the morning. Which is amazing, since I also love sleeping in as long as possible.

 

 

I’ll have a Latte, please!

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Good morning everyone! Once again, the week has passed so, so incredibly fast! I’ve barely had a chance to relax, nor write anything on here. After last nights business dinner I sat down and got inspired by a few items on Polyvore before I went to bed. I love creating and finding inspiration for new outfit ideas – and exactly knowing where everything comes from.

Last night I decided for a winter-y outfit. Cosy, yet chic. I’m in love with the idea of owning an outfit like the below, even though, for once, it’s not all black! So I might really look into this, haha. When I plan outfits, I usually have a location in mind. This time, I actually thought of a Parisian Café, sitting outside wrapped in a fur, drinking a Latte. Random? Maybe so!

Now off to continuing work. I’ve got a 5h event in front of me today and another business dinner afterwards. Lucky me: I barely have to cook this week!

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