• basics & tutorials

    Summer Beauty Rituals you should keep up in Winter

    The color-changing of the leaves and rustling underneath our feet as we take our steps through the cold breezes sweeping over us, the holiday decoration that is popping up everywhere, the first frost sugar coating the landscape and last flowers – there is no more denying it, winter is upon us, approaching quickly and inevitably.  As the seasons change, so do our beauty habits and routines. Some new steps are being included into the routine and some are being let go until next summer. before you retire a beauty routine or product watch out – it might be an essential step that will benefit you yearlong. 

  • life as an expat,  Life Update

    Life Update #4

    What horrible irony it is to say that we had a rather quiet and peaceful week in the eyes of the event in Las Vegas, in the eyes of yet another horrible shooting, unnecessary shedding of innocent lives. Our week started with the live coverage of the horrific events and to which I asked hubby to change the channel at first because I couldn’t watch the cell phone video footage capturing the horrible rattling of gunfire into the crowd of innocent people from an invisible place above.  Though my thoughts go out to the families and victims, I know very well that “thoughts and prayers” are not enough and some…

  • health & wellness,  mental health

    Interview – Life with Mental Illnesses – Julia

    If you have a broken leg, it would never occur to you to hide your cast nor to be ashamed. It wouldn’t occur to anyone to make remarks like “Get yourself together and throw away those crutches, it’s all in your head…” or anything like that.  This is not so much the case when it comes to mental illnesses. Not visible and not leaving any visual clues of any inhibition, they are often overlooked, misunderstood, and not taken seriously. Mental illness is still a big taboo in our society, an issue we don’t like to talk about, uncomfortable, and something we would like to push far away from us. The…

  • Life Update

    Life Update #3

    I’ve had a rather horrible week and am so happy it is finally over!  Am I even allowed to say that as a blogger, where everything is supposed to be pretty and frilly and full of joy? I think I do, I need to. There is no reason to keep up appearances if they are not truthful anyway, lying and keeping up a facade is so much harder and energy-consuming than being honest…