my skin care routine

Hey guys,

as I just recently started using new products for my skin care routine, I thought this would be an interesting topic to write about.

I’m not the kind of person that puts tons of products on their face or their body in general. For a long time all I used was some creme and that’s it. But cleansing your face is important, especially when you wear makeup.

So after my last cleanser and face lotion ran out I was desperately looking for a new one and found these products by Martina Gebhardt in a local shop that sells organic stuff. As I may have mentioned I am trying to include more and more vegan friendly products into my daily life and as they were standing by the vegan beauty products I thought I’d give them a try.

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I’ve been using these products for about two weeks now and I have to say I really like the way they make my skin feel. It does feels soft and cleansed after I use them. I am also using both products in the mornings after getting up and before I go to bed at night. The Martina Gebhardt website recommends using both products in the morning, but only the cleanser at night as it is enough to moisturize your face, but I found that my skin does feel dry after just using the cleanser, so that’s why I am using both products in the mornings and nights.

If you want to check the products out you can get them here. I don’t know if they are shipping worldwide, but I saw that they do ship to a few countries in Europe! 🙂

Hope you enjoyed reading this post and I would love to here what products you included to your daily skin care routine.

See you next time – xo.

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Beauty Products I use every day.

HeyHo 🙂

Today I thought I’d share some beauty products with you I use every single day. Hope you’ll enjoy this post. The products are mainly all from the drugstore so they’re affordable.

Makeup 

First of all I have to say that I’m not going all out with my makeup every single day. I only use foundation, bronzer, highlighter etc. when I’m going out or feel like it. Most of the time though I’m too lazy and just put on the things you can see below.

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  • Concealer: Wake Up Concealer by Manhatten in the shade 002 Classic Beige
  • Powder: Soft Compact Powder Natural Look by Manhattan in the shade 3 Beige
  • Blush: Either Powder Rouge Tender Touch by Manhattan or 09 Journey by NYX
  • Mascara: either Colossal Go Extreme! by Maybelline or Perversion by Urban Decay
  • Eyebrows: the pencile is by Lacura Beauty in the shade blond
  • Brushes/Sponges: 106 Powder Brush by Zoeva, for my concealer I use the miracle complexion sponge by Real Techniques and I have no clue where the brush I use for blush is from and my eyelash curler is by beeline

General Beauty Products

So the following products are the once I also use on a day to day basis except for the shampoo and conditioner as I am not washing my hair every day.

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  • Shampoo/Conditioner: argan oil of morocco by OGX
  • Shower gel: either any by dove or sebamed
  • Body Lotion: Express Hydration by Nivea
  • Cleansing lotion: either the cleansing location or the gentle exfoliating scrub by Nivea
  • Wipes: by Cien
  • Face Cream: Soft by Nivea
  • Toothpaste: Extra White by Odol-med3

 

Hope you enjoyed this post and I’ll see you next week. – xo.

Long Time No See

Hey guys,

I know I haven’t really posted anything in a looming time, but I just wasn’t feeling like it. So now I just wanted to give you a quick update on what’s been going on in my life.

I had the first part of my exam a few weeks ago and even though I thought it went pretty good I’m nervous about getting the results back in November. For me this was the easier part out of the finals so I hope it went well, otherwise I think I’ll have no chance to pass the one coming next year..

Other than that I’ve been in Berlin the last three days for work which was kind of interesting, but not that spectacular.

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so yea that’s what I’ve been up to lately. 🙂

Also I am really into baking lately. I always get excited about the weekends, because that’s when I’ll finally have time to bake. So if you’re ever interested in me showing you any of that, let me know!

Now I do have another thing I wanted to talk about, which is the main reason I thought about posting again. As I have always struggled with weight problems and never really felt that confident about my body I went through a lot of diets and tried to lose weight. Never actually worked except for when I counted calories which is a lot of work to do and you just get sick of it after some time. As I mentioned in my previous posts I decided to go vegan in May this year partly because of health reasons. Now I know that everyone says they lost weight after going vegan, but for me this just isn’t the case and I am starting to feel really uncomfortable with my body and just don’t know what to do. I just don’t know why it doesn’t seem to work for me, why I am not able to actually lose weight. Some of you probably won’t understand my problem and be like “be happy with your body and blah blah blah..”, but I’m just not feeling it at the moment. Do any of you have any tipps on what to do, on which foods to eat more or less to actually start losing some weight?!

I would be glad if you could help me or just I don’t know tell me where to find some information and all that. Thanks for reading my post, even though they’re probably not that interesting. – xo

Things I Like

Hey guys,

I didn’t really know what to write about on my next post and still wanted to upload something today, so I decided to just tell you a little mit more about myself and the things I like. Hope that’s okay with you. I’ll just do different categories and start rambling a little.

Books

You could say I’m a little bookworm. I’ve always loved reading and just think it’s a lovely way to relax and get away from the daily stress surrounding us. At the moment I am kind of into reading series the “50 Shades of Grey”-type, even though I have to admit this series comes at the end of the list of books I like, sorry. I recently read the Hacker Series by Meredith Wild and The Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day, both of which the 5th book of the series is coming out this month!!! Can’t contain my excitement!!!

I also like to read a little Nicholas Sparks here and there. My favorite books of his definitely are The Rescue and The Longest Ride. Make sure to check them out if that’s what you like to read!

YouTube

Next to books YouTube is a thing of mine I can’t get enough of. I love “getting to know” other people and get an idea on how they live their lives or just get inspired my their videos and gain motivation. I am following a lot of different YouTube Channels, but here are the ones I check for a new video almost every day:

Zoella (I just loose this girl. One of the reasons I started this blog and wanted to get more into it), The Sacconejolys (this family is simply amazing and the kids are soooo cute!), Nikki Blackketter (an amazing inspiration if you lack motivation of going to the gym regularly. Watching her videos actually makes me more than excited to go to the gym and work out.), Jaclyn Hill (this woman is AMAZING! She is so gorgeous and hilarious. Even though I am noway near being able to do my makeup the way she does, I love watching her videos.) of course I have subscribed to a lot more channels but like I said those are the ones I check regularly.

TV Shows / Series

You could say I’m an addict when it comes to those. Netflix is my life! Even though I like watching a movie every now and then the think I’m really into is tv shows. I’ll just list a few of the ones I am currently watching or watched and hope it won’t get too long: Pretty Little Liars, Supernatural, Suits, White Collar, Criminal Minds, Castle, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill.. I’ve definitely watched more, but can’t think of them right now. Some of them I am still watching at the moment, others I’ve finished and some I just stopped watching at some point, because I didn’t have time to keep up at some point and forgot everything that happened at the next so I’ll have to start watching them from scratch again.

 Other Things I Like 

Can’t think of any more topics right now so I’ll just tell you other things I like to do in my free time, when I’m not doing anything of the things listed above.

I like just hanging out with my friends, go to the movies or out to eat or for a drink and just chat a little. I am dancing at a club in my town for like 17 years now, which is a pretty long time if you ask me. Also I enjoy cooking and baking if I have the time (made these vegan cinnamon buns yesterday: Vegan Cinnamon Buns and some pumpkin soup today)

That’s pretty much it I guess. If you are interested in anything else let me know! And I would also like to hear about your favorite books, YouTubers and TV shows / series, so I have something to check out when I’m bored! 🙂

See you next week (hopefully) – xo

My struggles..

Today’s post is all about my struggles with all things beauty. Fashion, makeup, hair .. and all of that stuff. Like I already mentioned I am very interested in all of the things mentioned above. I like to check out my instagram feed, pinterest or watch youtube videos just to see how amazing people look and what you actually can do, especially with makeup. It’s just amazing and I mean first impressions always are about looks. So as I am not that experienced in all of that stuff and I actually can’t afford most of the “good stuff” I wanted to just tell you how I feel about makeup and fashion and hope you’ll enjoy reading this post and maybe can relate here and there.

makeup. 

Like most girls I am interested in that topic and I am doing my makeup every morning before I go to school or work. Even though some may not even call it that because I basically just put on some powder and mascara, if I feel like it I’ll also put on some concealer, but yea most of the time I’m not. I do love watching other people do their makeup though. And every single time wish I could do it like that as well. I know they probably had a hard time at the beginning as well, but why do they have to look so damn perfect when they’re done?! I sometimes try to recreate their looks but always think it’s just not working for me. I feel like you can see all the makeup I put on and think that I look strange with lipstick on. It’s probably all in my head and I just have to try it out a little bit more and actually go out with having more makeup on, but I guess I’m not confident enough to actually do that. I feel like this isn’t me and in the end go with what I’m used to even though I would like to able to put on some eyeliner and lipstick.

hair

Going from makeup to my hair. I have to say that in general I do love my hair, but there’s always the thing that you want what you don’t have. I have straight here and even if I do curl it the curls are gone within two or three hours.. I haven’t found the right way for them to just stay yet. Another thing I’m always having trouble with is that at the moment I want my hair to be long again. I had pretty long hair last year but then I decided to just cut in off at the beginning of this year and now I want my long hair back, because I feel that there’s more that I can do with it instead of it just boringly framing my face. The struggles..

fashion

Fashion wise I also do have some struggles regarding style and especially affording the things I like. I don’t have a special style I just go with what I like which on some days is more on the casual side and on other days chic. I really like this classy look and wearing blouses but yea I kind of go with what I think feels right and what I’m comfortable in. So that’s not really the problem, the problem is finding the things that fit and aren’t too expensive. I am more of a person that thinks about what she buys. I’m not just going into a store, browse and come out with a bag full of new clothes. With me it’s more like I see something I like or have a thought about what I want if I have to save money for it I will and then I’ll just buy that one piece instead of going to a cheap store to buy 5 shirts and give up the thing I actually wanted to buy. Of course I do sometimes go shopping and just buy what I want not caring about the price, because I think you sometimes just have to do that to lift your mood and get something new. So the problem I have with fashion is that I don’t know how to connect the things I like and being able to afford them. I wish I could just buy what I want, but it’s not possible so I have to set priorities and as I am kind of into the more expensive stuff I have to wait till I buy something and wait for it. I hope you enjoyed reading this post and will let me know if you’d like me to write a post about one of the topics above more specifically or if you’d like to see pictures of my hair then and now or my makeup or style. Also let me know if you are interested in a special post of any kind and I’ll do my research and see if I can put something together on the topic you’d like to know more about! Also if you do have a beauty blog or instagram please leave the link or name in the comments so I can check it out and follow you! See you next time x.

Hey there!

Seeing this is my first post I wanted to introduce myself and just let you get to know me a little bit.

My name is Natascha and I am 21 years old. I decided to create this blog, because I wanted to share my story and because I used to love writing when I was younger and just stopped at some point in my life.

Now I am – like most girls – interested in fashion, makeup and beauty, which is why this probably will be one of the topics I am going to talk about on this blog. As well as how I struggle with finding the right things for me especially with a low budget and all of that.

I also became Vegan a few weeks ago, after being a vegetarian for over a year. Of course I also want to share that story, why I decided to go vegan, how I find new ideas for meals and if I’ll actually go through with it or turn back to vegetarian.

But basically I will “go with the flow and see what comes to my mind and what I want to share and write about – lot of and’s in that sentence.

Lastly I wanted to mention that English is not my mother tongue, so please excuse the errors I am going to make here and there. I choose to write in English because I feel like I can express myself better and I just love the language way better than my own.

That being said I’ll start working on my first real post and am excited to start the journey of having my own blog.