recent reads.

Okay, I have to admit this one isn’t that recent, but I wanted to share this series with you, because I really enjoyed reading it and thought that maybe some of you to there will as well.

The series I’m talking about is The Selection Series by Kiera Cass.
Kalyn Nicholson, a YouTuber I love, talked about the last book of the series in one of her videos, so I thought I’d just give it a try and bought the whole box on amazon.

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The series plays in the future and the world isn’t what it is now. Countries have different names and the population is split into castes, which each represents a certain class and with the different castes you’re only allowed to do certain jobs. Also most of the countries aren’t democratic any longer, most of them are monarchies now. So the heir of the throne of Illéa (a future country) is looking for a future bride with the help of the Selection and that’s pretty much what the book is about. It kind of reminds you of the Bachelor, but I really enjoyed reading this series. I have to admit though that I enjoyed the first three books more than the last two, but just read the books yourself and let me know what you think!

Here’s what it says on the back of the first book of the series:

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime.

The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth.
To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels.
To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Them America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she begins to realize that the life she’s dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.”

If you already read the series let me know what you think of it. I mean which girl didn’t fantasize about becoming a princess one day?! 😜

I’m also always open to knew suggestions and always looking for new books to read, so let me know about your favorite series!

See you next time – xo.

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why I suck at blogging

Okay, I guess I have to admit that I seriously suck at blogging.

The thing is I really want to get into it and dedicate my time to creating amazing content that people enjoy reading, but .. I’m always overthinking stuff. I think I do have something I want to talk about but then it turns out that I’m just not able to take pictures of it or that an outfit looked way better in my mind than when I have it on and take a picture.

I also think that it is pretty hard for a beginner to compete with all those amazing bloggers out there. Why would anyone want to read my blog, if there are hundreds of other blogs way better that mine. With professional pictures, amazing outfit and travel posts?

I know that at least some of them probably started the way that I did. With no experience and no professional equipment. So that’s just what I have to remind myself of – that as long as I love what I’m posting, it doesn’t matter if my blog is successful or if a lot of people are reading it. And that’s what I’m going to do. I will not pressure myself into posting something once a week or a month just to do so, I will post whenever I feel like it and whenever I have something to talk about.

Let’s just hope I can come up with something 😉

See you next time. – xo

Life update.

Hey guys,

as I am currently not sure what to post about I thought that I’d just post another update on what’s going on in my life.

Well, I am one week away from finishing my apprenticeship, which on one side is super exciting and scaring on the other. I don’t know if I’ll get a job yet or if I’ll  end up unemployed. Guess I’ll find that out within the next week – or at least I hope I will, because there are some business approvals missing yet so yea. Hope all ends well and I’ll start working at that position on 21st of June.

Also I wanted to post another #FashionFriday yesterday, but couldn’t get some photos done so you’ll have to deal with this one featuring my brother and me yesterday. He finally finished school and got this graduation diploma yesterday. The ceremony and celebration was really  cool and I enjoyed myself even though it was way too long. But anyway, I am very proud of him and hope he’ll find a path to follow and enjoy his life.

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  • dress and jacket by Esprit
  • purse by Picard (and before all of you go, why is she wearing a leather purse when she’s vegan.. well the purse was my grandmas who died when I was very young, so yea it is something very special to me. At this point in my life I don’t think I’d purchase it myself)
  • shoes by Deichmann

If anyone is interested in the stuff my brother’s wearing, let me know in the comments and I’ll update this post including his outfit details.

Hope you’re all having a nice weekend! See you next time – xo.

#MusicMonday

 

Hey guys,

after introducing the first tag #FashionFriday to my blog I will now introduce the second one – #MusicMonday. As I am always looking for new music to listen to I thought I’d let you know about some of my favorite songs in case you’re like me and always looking for something new. I decided that every now and then when I’m doing a Music Monday I’ll share three songs with you. Some of them have been on my playlist forever and some I just recently discovered. But enough of that, let’s talk about music:

I may have to mention at this point that I’m in looooove with Country Music. It’s just my go to music no matter what situation or how I’m feeling. This song in particular is one that always gives me a good mood and now that summer’s finally coming it just makes everything better.

This is a song I recently found and seriously it’s so good! Also makes me feel good and I think it will be a song I’ll turn to when I’m feeling down. Cause that just what it’s about

“But once in a while, I catch myself
Once in a while, I ask myself
What am I doing?
Once in a while, I need your help
But once in a while I feel like
I just wanna dance
I feel good, I feel good”

Okay so I just had to put this one in. As DNCE’s first Single Cake by the Ocean is currently really popular I thought I’d share another one of their songs ’cause I really love their music. They just released the video to Toothbrush of which I’m sure will also become popular in no time.

 

Hope you liked this post. Let me know if you do and if it’s something you’d like to see more. Also make sure to leave a comment with your favorite songs. See you next time – xo.

#FashionFriday

Hey guys,

if you follow me on Twitter you may have already seen that I am going to introduce two hashtags to my blog. One of them being #FashionFriday.

Here’s an outfit I wore during the week and really enjoyed. It’s really simple, but I think that the jacket kind of gives it a nice touch and makes it look a little bit more fancy.

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Like I said, really simple. I wasn’t wearing any accessories that day as I just went into town to get my brother and that’s it. But yea, still really love that outfit.

See you next time – xo.

What has been going on in my life lately.

Hey guys,

this post will only be an update post, as I have had a cold almost all week and even though I’m finally getting better, I hadn’t had much time to create something else to post about.

As I already mentioned I am currently doing an apprenticeship and I actually had another important test on Tuesday. It went better than I thought it would, but there were some really tricky and hard questions asked, which I’m not sure I answered correctly. I guess I’ll just have to wait and see until the results come out next month.

Other than that I had the rest of the week off, but as I’ve been sick I’ve pretty much been in bed all day, except for the last few days as I’ve been feeling better and got to enjoy the sun. So glad it’s finally getting warmer again!

Also I’ve been reading a lot of blogs to get inspired and find topics I can post about. I tried to get as far back as I could on those blogs, to see how other bloggers started and which posts got a lot of feedback and comments, so I know what other people actually enjoy reading about. The thing I will be struggling with though, I think will be like fashion posts and all of that, as I don’t have that much variety when it comes to clothes and I don’t have a professional camera. I hope to get one sometime this year, but they are freaking expensive. What I also noticed it that many bloggers, also do make YouTube videos. I am also trying to get into all of that as I think it’s kind of interesting and you know what they say -a picture is worth more than a thousand words. I actually already uploaded a video on my YouTube Channel so make sure to check that one out!

I’m also trying to get back into my schedule of going to the gym at least 3 times a week, now that I am starting to work again on Monday. I hope I will fall back into a routine, because I really enjoy going to the gym.

So yea, that’s basically what’s been going on in my life lately and I hope you’ll have a nice Sunday and enjoy the sun ☀️☺️ – xo.

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.