“I think I fall in love a little bit with anyone who shows me their soul.” — Emery Allen



Vintage Levis shorts | floral kimono, short lace leggings and shirt c/o Oasap

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you're enjoying those summery days. I have to confess I'm not that much into the heat myself, I'm more of an autumn/spring child. Don't get me wrong, I love ice cream, warm summer nights and the sea, but I could gladly go without sticky hands, sweaty clothes and greasy eyeliner, ugh.
But let me quickly sum up what I've been up to since my last post. I'm currently attending a three-week Spanish course which I'm enjoying very much, and I also attempted to change my hair colour according to the season and used Lush's henna (in the shade of caca rouge). I love a nice shade of red in my hair and I wanted something natural that has not been tested on animals, thus I chose this particular brand and product. Applying it was a total mess (I have been warned beforehand, so I was prepared) but the whole procedure was kind of funny and I'm quite happy with how it turned out, although I was a bit surprised that it didn't end up more intense. I think it's washing out/getting lighter quite fast, so let's see what I'll do to my hair in the future :) I'm observing that I've become so much less concerned about what other people think about my personal taste (hair style, etc) and that makes me happy, it's fun to experiment with hairstyles and colours (deep in my memory I can recall a teenage me being very upset and convinced the blode dye turned out yellow).
And one last note (from the narrator: I am haunted by humans sorry), I am so obsessed with kimonos, especially floral ones. They're so comfortable, elegant and floating around your waist like a soft breeze.

“Moons and years pass by and are gone forever, but a beautiful moment shimmers through life a ray of light.” ― Franz Grillparzer



Summertime is a very special time of the year. We seem to let go of the heavy burdens that we struggle with throughout the darker days. We feel the urge to go out, explore the beauty and wonders the world beholds, and often we have the courage to try things we usually tend to avoid. When summer ultimately comes to an end, we cherish the moments we have collected to cheer us up when everything seems dull and empty.

Die Sommerzeit ist eine ganz besondere Zeit. Es scheint, als würden plötzlich all die Lasten, die uns in der dünkleren Jahreszeit belasten, von unseren Schultern genommen werden. Wir wollen hinaus ins Grüne, die Welt und all ihre Wunder entdecken. Oft haben wir sogar den Mut, endlich Dinge auszuprobieren, die wir uns sonst eigentlich nicht trauen würden. Und wenn sich der Sommer schlussendlich zu Ende neigt, bewahren wir die schönen Momente in unserer Erinnerung, um uns auch später stets aufs Neue ein Lächeln ins Gesicht zu zaubern.



xxx


Mydays offers a wide range of extraordinary experiences and magical moments, from action to relaxing. And now it's time to give a gift to yourself! If you are from Austria, Germany or Switzerland you have the chance to win a 100€ online voucher

Mydays bietet eine große Auswahl an unvergesslichen Erlebnissen und magischen Momenten, von Action bis zu Entspannung ist alles dabei.
Und jetzt ist es an der Zeit, dass du dir selbst ein Geschenk machst! Wenn du aus Österreich, Deutschland oder der Schweiz kommst,
hast du die Chance, einen Online-Gutschein im Wert von 100€ zu gewinnen.




...and that's how it works


i.
I don't expect you to like any pages or follow anyone. If you enjoy my blog, I'm glad you're here :)
Feel free to follow me on Instagram for daily updates and (far too many) pictures of Vienna.

Ich erwarte kein Liken von Seiten oder Folgen auf diversen Social Media Plattformen. Wenn dir mein
Blog gefällt, bin ich froh, dass du hier bist :) Wenn du möchtest, kannst du mir für tägliche Updates
und (viel zu viele) Bilder vom schönen Wien auf Instagram folgen.



ii.
Just leave a comment below icluding your email address, so that I can contact you in case your the
lucky winner. I'd also like to know how you found your way to my blog, what you like about it
and what content you'd love to see in the future
, since it's really interesting for me to know.

Hinterlasse einfach einen Kommentar mit deiner E-Mail Adresse, damit ich dich im Falle eines Gewinnes
kontaktieren kann. Außerdem würde ich gerne wissen, wie du auf meinen Blog gestoßen bist, was dir daran
gefällt und welche Themen du in Zukunft gerne hier sehen würdest
, da das sehr interessant für mich ist.



iii.
The giveaway ends on Sunday, July 27, at midnight. The winner will be randomly selected
via random.org and notified by email. Good luck!

Das Gewinnspiel endet am Sonntag, dem 27. Juli, um Mitternacht. Der/Die GewinnerIn wird
nach dem Zufallsprinzip via random.org ausgelost und per E-Mail verständigt. Viel Glück!



"If tomorrow, women woke up and decided they really liked their bodies, just think how many industries would go out of business." — Dr. Gail Dines



Levis shorts | faux leather tribal pattern shoulder bag and candy color loose shirt c/o Oasap | Vintage blazer

Hello, lovelies. I hope you're well! Can you believe it's May already? I know I'm a little late, but thank you for all your suggestions concerning books and TV shows. I finished watching Teen Wolf and to my own surprise I really enjoyed it. It started like one of those shows you just watch to have a good laugh and talk about silly scenes with your friends (Derek stalking high school students in the shower was hilarious), but it got darker and better and I was hooked all throughout the third season. Apart from that I've been neglecting my Goodreads reading challenge a bit these past weeks (I'm blaming university). Actually I am currently quite motivated for everything except blogging. I haven't used my DSLR in ages, but I'm taking Instagram snapshots wherever I go.
Are you watching the Eurovision Song Contest this Saturday? I know it's just about the show, catchy tunes and the same countries giving each other 12 points every year, but I'm always looking forward to it.
PS: It seems like my beloved Levis shorts are making a return. Those of you who've been following me for a while probably remember I was very fond of them two years ago.


David Oskar Stuart Engellau - Closeup

"Never confuse a single failure for a final defeat." — F. Scott Fitzgerald

Ever since I started blogging many people have been asking me about how I dye, wash and style my hair. To be honest I never quite understood why people seem to like mine, as usually I'm always the one admiring other girls' hair. When I was young my hair used to be light blonde and I wore it in a haircut that now reminds me of the Beatles, short with bangs. Later it never got longer than shoulder-length and I had red streaks, blonde highlights and eventually decided to dye it completely blonde four years ago, as the natural colour turned darker and more boring. To do some research for my personal "hairstory" I looked at old blog posts and it was quite fun. There was a time (some of you might remember if you've been following me for a while) when I used to wear a messy high bun almost every single day. Now, however, I prefer to wear my hear down most of the time.




Almost two years I started dyeing my hair at home using Schwarzkopf Perfect Mousse. Usually I only use beauty products from brands which don't test on animals. This one is the only product I use without considering that, since it's so hard to find the perfect colour for you. I've been wearing Hazelnut for the past months, now I needed a change and went a shade lighter to Caramel Brown. What I really love about those colours is the easy usage and the red reflections. It actually shimmers in different colours depending on the light.

I wash my hair with shampoo from Balea, which is a drugstore brand that doesn't test on animals and has amazing products for fair prices. A majority of my beauty products are from Balea and every now and then I use one of their hair masks (not pictured). Lush shampoo bars are also favourites of mine, especially the one above, Squeaky Green.

These days I never blow dry my hair. When I wash it I always take care that I mainly apply the foam on the hairline, since that's where it gets greasy in the first place. This protects the ends and when you rinse off the shampoo it goes through the lengths anyway. Afterwards I let it air dry for a couple of minutes, then I use some hair oil from Balea (pictured above), which is a wonderful product. I just discovered it a few weeks ago and it makes my hair incredibly soft. When it comes to hair ties I only use those without metal pieces or the small rubber ones, depending on the hair style I'm going for. Hairpins are an essential as well, simple ones or those pretty pins with little details and decorations. My hair is really thin, therefore I gently brush it with a simple comb. I've tried all sorts of brushes (including the famous Tangle Teezer), but this is what works best for me. For all of the following hair styles I started with brushing my hair and adding a tiny bit of hair oil for extra shine. My hair is naturally straight (which annoys me, because I'd love to have soft waves), it's wavy in those pictures, as I wore braids over night. I do not own a curling iron or a straightener, I think I would be far too lazy to use it in the morning. I prefer staying in bet a bit longer.



And here we go- the first hair style is what I wear the most, as it's super fast and easy yet pretty and comfortable to wear.
1 brush your hair // 2 side part it // 3 add a pretty hair pin (from simple to glamorous)



1 part your hair // 2 braid it (one braid on each side, starting near your ear), use rubber hair ties // 3 slightly loosen the braids, they shouldn't be too tight // 4 put them up on the back of your head and fixate with hair pins or other small hair clips in that are similar to your hair colour // 5 add a cute hair pin on the side



This is another variation of the previous hair style, starting with the two braids
1 parallelly put the braids on the top of your head // 2 fixate with pins

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I do hope this was helpful in any way, do leave a comment if you have any questions or requests concerning post topics.
Enjoy the rest of the week.

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