With the beginning of the new year, I want to start something new on the blog – namely a monthly recap. In these, first of all I want to share my highlights of the month with you guys, but also I want to do this for me as a motivation, just so I don’t lose sight of all the great things that happen in my life and everything I am thankful for. This way, even in 20 years from now I will be able to see which great things happened in January 2017 :). Since I’m not consistent to write a diary, I will at least write a monthly recap. Now let me share with you some highlights of this month :).
Favorite Insta Moments
Hey guys! In a couple of minutes there will be a new blog post online 😊 With the beginning of the new year I decided to share at the end of every month a little recap with you 😊 today I’m talking about my favorite moments, best beauty products I used this month, exciting news and my recent love for short videos like this one made by Patrick Sabo @urban_portraits_vienna 💕 how do you like it?😊💋💋
My favorite Insta Moment of the month is definitely this video. I have to admit, I really have a thing for videos – especially short ones like this, where I just capture my current mood. I’ve been working lately on my video-production skills, so this year you’ll definitely see more videos coming from me. This video, however, was not made by me, but by Patrick Sabo. You may have noticed, that we’ve made lots of pics lately. I just love his work :).
This is definitely my favorite pic of the month! I love playing with lighting and Patrick again captured the perfect moment. Even though I froze to death, it was definitely worth it :D.
Moments when all the 3 of us are together, especially on events, have unfortunately been pretty rare lately, since every one of us has her obligations. Timo has to learn a lot for her studies, Kaja has a lot to do with baby Ilija and I? Well, I have more time now since I’ve taken a break from my studies, but I always find something to do :D. On this picture you can see us in the Schwarzkopf Professional ASK Academy Vienna, where we had the honor to choose the best hair styles for the Austrian Hairdressing Awards 2017. We had such a great time there :).
Top 3 Beauty Products
Since I don’t do product reviews, but love to share products that I love, I decided to share every month my favorite beauty products with you. This time my top 3 favs are: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Cleansing Gel, Kiko Smart Lip Palette (Color 02) and Ahava Mineral Toning Water.
1. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Cleansing Gel
I’ve tried like 100 different cleansing gels, but literally every one of them was drying out my skin. After some while I just decided to put up with it and I thought this was just normal. However since I’ve been using the Clarisonic for almost 3 years now, changing the type of cleanser never came into question for me. I also don’t like using eye make-up removers so I’m always looking for clenasing gels that can be used on the eye-area to. Recently I was invited to the Neutrogena Hydro Boost launch event and got some samples of the products in the series. Of course, I instantly wanted to try this cleansing gel and I was so amazed!!!! It removed all of my make-up, even in the eye-area and my eyes didn’t burn. The best thing was that my skin was so soft afterwards and not dry at all. The ingredients are also great (no parabens, silicones or paraffinum liquidum) plus it contains hyaluronic acid. I can tell you guys, this will definitely be part of my daily routine!
2. Kiko Smart Lip Palette (Color 02)
Recently Kiko has launched this Lip Palette which contains 10 different colors. The one I have is called “Nude Profusion” and it has different shades of nude tones. Why do i love it? Since my lips are really pale, I never leave my apartment with no lipstick on, like never!!! However, ther is one thing that annoys me about many lipsticks – when they dry out my lips. Gosh, I hate this! However, if I put on lots of lip balm, then they don’t last that long. The colors in this palette however are so smooth, they don’t dry out the lips at all and you can even apply them with no lip balm. It is also pretty handy, since it’s not too big, I can carry them in my bag and change the color of my lips according to my mood (you gotta know that my mood changes like 100 times a day :D).
3. Ahava Mineral Toning Water
Some time ago I always used to have dry skin patches on my cheeks and my chin – no matter which face cream I used or how often I exfoliated. One day I was talking to a beauty advisor at Douglas and she asked me if I was using toning water; and I was like:” Uuuuuuhmmm, no?!”. Then she told me that this was probably the reason why I had these dry patches, especially since I was removing make up with a cleansing gel. Then I bought a toning water and guess what? The dry patches disappeared. From then on I always tried another toning water – from Yves Rocher, to Kiehl’s, to Lavera…. but then I stumbled upon this one from Ahava. And I will definitely stick to it! First of all it smells so good. The second thing is that it contains so many great ingredients ( Cucumber Fruit Extract, Orange Fruit Extract, Lemon Fruit Extract, Rose Water, Dead Sea Water,…) and again no parabens or paraffinum liquidum. It’s a bit pricier (about €22), but it lasts really long.
My Blog Post of the Month
This was my most personal blog post this month and the majority of you liked the most. Hereby I just want to tell you guys once again, how thankful I am for each one your messages (I got so many) and comments I got from you guys. I appreciate so much that so many of you shared such personal stories and experiences with me. This means so much to me! Formerly I didn’t use to write on such personal topics, but it helps me so much to put certain things in my life behind me, especially because you give me so much support!!!! I love you so much, guys!!! And thank you for following me on my way <3.
NEW YORK, HERE WE COME!!!
This is like the biggest news this month!!!! A dream just came true for Timo and me :D. We bought plane tickets for New York City guys!!!! How cool is that??? This was like one of the first goals Timo and I set when we started blogging. I still can’t believe we really did it!!! The plan is to fly on July 1st, so let’s hope it goes to plan :D. I’m so excited and until July this will definitely bemy motivation and one thing that I’ll keep in my mind when I have a bad day 😀
There is also another huuuuge thing that is currently going on for me and Davor, but I’m not allowed to talk about this yet, so I hope that at the end of February I will be allowed to share this exciting news with you (and no!!! I’m not pregnant, just so you know XD XD). Now I wish you a great new month, happiness, love and success!!! Love youuuu!!!!