Summer Nights at the Lake

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Today I want to show you how I paired one of my favourite dresses this past weekend. I wore it with rose bobble-earrings which matches the colours of the dress, but also adds a lush touch to the look. The jewellery I wore was gold, just like the details on the black purse. You can get a closer look at the bag in my other outfit post. For shoes, I chose simple black sandals.

I think the outfit is perfect for a night out in a fancy restaurant or (rooftop) bar with family or friends. I wore it to dinner at Mole West, a restaurant at Lake Neusiedl.

Here are the details of the pieces I wore:

Dress: Zara

Earrings: Zara

Necklace: H&M (similar one)

Bag: Vero Moda (similar)

Sandals: Graceland

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By the way, tomorrow I will move to Halifax, Canada, to study abroad. I am super excited, but still can’t really believe that I am going to live there for 4 whole months! So, the next blog post I am going to share on this website is going to be from Canada and probably also about my first few days there! (This feels so unreal to write haha)

Until next time, Christine

Beauty Favorites

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Today I want to show you two products I have discovered this past month, which are now two of my all time favourite products! Both products are also great for traveling which is why I just needed to write about them.

The first product is the Eau de Beauté Monoï Body Splash by De Bruyère. This body spray smells amazing! It has a flowery, exotic and fresh scent, which is perfect for summer time as it reminds me of Hawaii and the tropics. I just can’t get enough of this scent – it’s literally irresistible!

What I also love about it: the size! I have been looking for a small-packaged body spray for so so long! But now I have finally come across this little thing. It’s only 50ml which is perfect to take it with me when I’m on the plane.

You can’t get it on De Bruyère’s website anymore (I guess it’s a limited edition), but there are some people who sell it on sharing websites like Kleiderkreisel for much cheaper than the original price (€ 16). However, I’m really hoping they will bring it back next summer because the smell is just incredible.

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The second product is the Banana Setting Powder by bellàpierre Cosmetics. I was looking for a good powder for a long time now, so when I found this I was veeery excited to try it out since I have read really good feedback about it.. So I tried it and instantly loved it! It’s perfect if you have shinier skin, like me in summer. Also, it lasts the whole day and works great as a base for highlighter.

The powder costs € 25. It is a bit on the pricier side, but it does a great job so for me it is worth the money!

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Have you tried one of these products? If so, what do you think?

Summer Day in Hamburg

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Todays post is dedicated to one of my favourite outfits this past summer. Since I love wearing black dresses, I fell in love with this one – especially because it’s also fit for summer. I paired it with a light bomber jacket which was perfect for a summer day in Hamburg, as it can still get pretty windy there. The bag has golden details which matched the jewellery on my hands. For shoes, I chose sneakers – simple but great for city trips since you’ll probably walk around a lot.

You can find the details here:

Jacket: Pimkie (similar one)

Dress: Asos

Bag: Vero Moda (similar)

Shoes: Converse

Jewellery: New One

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I hope you like this post. I loved making it & I looove love love reading posts like this and looking through different outfit ideas! Also, feel free to leave comments – I appreciate every feedback!

If you want to know what we did in Hamburg, just klick here.

Love, Christine

 

 

Berlin + Hamburg

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A lesson that I have learned on my trip to Germany: Nothing happens as you expect it to & so much can go wrong when you are traveling!

The trip started out perfectly fine. My friend Melanie & I planned to visit our friend Destina in Berlin and spend a day in Hamburg before flying back home. We flew from Bratislava to Berlin-Schönefeld (the airline Ryanair offers flights from Bratislava which are much cheaper than the flights from Vienna). Destina picked us up there and we stayed at the place she rents.

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On the first evening, we mostly talked to catch up and cooked us some food (we also went grocery shopping which was quite fun – don’t know why but I just love buying groceries and food haha).

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On the second day, we spent the whole day strolling around the city. First, we went to  Brandenburg Gate where we sat down in the middle of the street and drank lemonade. It was so much fun – the city and the people there have such a youthful and laid-back vibe. I absolutely loved the atmosphere! Afterwards, we went to the Berlin Cathedral, the Lustgarten, the Mall of Berlin (honestly, the most beautiful mall I’ve ever been to) and Alexanderplatz, which is located right next to the TV tower.

Things to do: Visit Café Einstein – they make delicious coffee (also with soy milk!). Also, visit the Rittersport shop! You can make your own Rittersport chocolate there!! You can choose the chocolate flavour and up to three fillings. I made myself a dark chocolate bar with strawberry and raspberry flakes and caramelized almonds – it was so delicious!

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Hamburg

On the third day, we packed our bags and hit the road to Hamburg. The day before, we booked ourselves tickets for the Flixbus and spontaneously found a nice hotel to stay in. The drive was about  3 1/2 hours long. In Hamburg, we stayed at the Pension am Rathaus which is located in the centre of the city. It’s also close to the central bus station where our bus arrived.

We went shopping at the Mönckeberg street (visit the shop Reserved, I just loved the clothes they have there!). Subsequently, we took a long walk by the harbour and the Elbphilharmonie. Everything was so close to our hotel, we didn’t have to use public transport!

What else to do: Go eat at bona’me! The flair of the restaurant is amazing and the food looked really good. Sadly, we didn’t eat there because we were’nt hungry when we found the restaurant, but I can really recommend the lime blossom tea and the Rhubarb Sherbet – they were delicious.

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Hamburg was so lovely. I felt so at peace there.. The city, the atmosphere, the people, the buildings, the harbour – I loved everything and I just need to go back someday!

Missed flight & 14-hour train ride

Let’s get to the part now, where everything went wrong haha.. Everything was fine at the beginning, Melanie and I found a great place to stay in Hamburg, we had no problems with the flight, we had so much fun, etc. … We even started to get suspicious – if you would know Melanie or me you’d know that both of us are extremely chaotic people! hahaha .. So we started to think that something just had to go wrong – and well it did.

On our last day, we took the Flixbus from Hamburg to Berlin where our flight would departure. We even booked the early bus just in case something would go wrong & we would still get to the airport on time. Well.. turns out there was a big traffic jam and we got stuck. We would be 2 h late but there was still a slight chance that we would catch our flight. However, then the bus driver announced that we needed to stop at a stopping place, for 45 minutes. We didn’t have wifi, the bus driver didn’t help us when ewe tried to talk to him, we didn’t knew where we were..

Nobody could help us and we had to decide fast what we would do.

In the end, the overall best option was to buy train tickets back home. The worst thing was that the train tickets were quite expensive and Flixbus wouldn’t give us back the money for the bus ride (the bus arrived nearly 4 hours late, so I guess that was the least they could have done..). In addition, it would take us 14 hours more to get home, which was exhausting. Melanie had to go to work the next day either.

When you travel, you really can’t plan something 100%. Everything is possible and so so much can go wrong. The most important thing is to keep cool and laugh about it – after all it could have been waaay worse haha

Furthermore, you never know who you could meet in situations like this. Melanie and I met so many interesting people.. a woman who told me exactly what I needed to hear and an old man who had many fascinatig stories to tell. That made the train ride really worth it in the end.

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I believe that everything that happens at some point in our life has a reason. Everything is a lesson to teach you something.

I will never forget this trip. It was everything from relaxing to exciting to adventurous and I had so much fun. I enjoyed the vibes Berlin gave me and fell in love with Hamburg. But I will probably go more into that in my next post.

Did you ever miss a flight or had a travel situation like this? If so, what did you do and how did you feel in that moment? I would love to here your stories.

Much love, Christine

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