Dienstag, 30. Juli 2013

Fun summer nails: pinks

Hello my beautiful readers.

Today I wanted to show you my favorite summer nailpolish. You might not know that I am a huge nailpolish lover and collector and if this craziness continues I might have to look for a new appartment which would have enough space for a "Nailpolish-Room"! (totally kidding, but I do have quite a lot!)

I divided my nailpolish to blues (a post about those will follow later this week) and pinks because somehow I don't really tend to wear anything else in the summertime.

So let's start!

KIKO 376 : This first soft pink polish is not the one I wear all the time but I love wearing light babypink on my nails (anytime of the year) because it looks clean and elegant! (Kiko is an Italian brand which is available in many European countries.)

Essie Lovie Dovie : The most hyped Essie polish ever, made it into my favorites because it is as good as everyone says. The color is very vibrant but not too bright, easy to apply just like almost every Essie polish. 

China Glaze Pool Party: This color screams "summer"! It's a matte neon pink, which looks kind of orangy in bad lighting. You can avoid the matte finish by using a glossy topcoat. For an opaque result you have to apply two to three coats. Only thing I hate about this polish is that it chips pretty fast.(China Glaze is available only online in Europe, as far as I know!)

China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy : Similar to Pool Party but this is a true neon orange. A lot of people have complimented me on this color because it is a definite eyecatcher.

Essie Too Too Hot : A classic red is a must have all year round. In the summertime I like lighter reds more, but right now this is the only polish I have close to my absolute summer red! 

So that's about it! Only thing I forgot to mention is a peach colored polish I got from Barry M. Just like the light baby pink I consider a peachy nailpolish as a very clean and elegant color.

Stay tuned for my blue summer nailpolish!

Have a beautiful day!
Xoxo Lola

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Dienstag, 23. Juli 2013

Review: Hawaiian Tropic Protective Sun Spray Lotion

Hello my beautiful readers!

Today I have a "hot", non-sticky review for you! 
A couple of weeks ago I went to my local drugstore to buy myself a new suncream because the weather started getting hotter and I wanted to get a summery, shimmery tan. I remembered my grandma had this coconut-smelling lotion from Hawaiian Tropic which she had bought on her trip to Hawaii ages ago. I had fallen in love with the smell of it so after discovering this brand in my drugstore (here in Germany Hawaiian Tropic is being sold at Müller) I wanted to get it for this summer. 

It does not have a high SPF - 15, but it's also available with an SPF of 20, 30 and 50 - but since I'm not very sensitive to the sun because of my mediterranian origin, 15 will do for me. I used it when I was laying in the sun and I didn't get sunburned - which doesn't happen to me anyways! 

The smell is just like I remembered and if you love Piña Coladas, you will love this sun spray! The smell is not too overwhelming, it's definitely noticeable but not annoying. It smells  like coconuts and pineapples.

The texture is what I really fell in love with. 
It is in a spray form, easy to apply and not sticky AT ALL! All the other suncreams I have ever used were very sticky and everytime my legs touched in the heat, it felt superuncomfortable! This one feels like a normal bodylotion! You almost forget that you applied it! 

Here in Germany it costs about 7€, which is more than I usually spend on a suncream, but this one's is worth every cent! The higher the SPF, the more it costs. 

So from me this product get's a YES! I loved it and I think you should try it too if you want a good-smelling, light-textured sun spray. 

Have a beautiful, sunny day!
Xoxo the Columnist L

Disclaimer: this product was purchased with my own money.

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Montag, 1. Juli 2013

Eco-friendly smothie

Hello my beautiful readers! 

Today I have a very spontaneous post for you, but as this is something I do quite often I thought I'd tell you about it! 
I found some blueberries and kiwis in my fridge today which didn't look very edible anymore because they had spent a little bit more time in my fridge than fruits usually do. 
So I decided to make a smoothie out of them!  
I just but them into my blender, added a little bit of juice to the mixture, poured it into a bottle I had from a smoothie I had bought a while ago and put it into my fridge! This is a healthy and ecofriendly way to use up the food you have in your fridge!

So what are you waiting for? I'm sure you have a brown banana sitting in your fridge just waaaaiting for you to smash it in your blender :).

Have fun doing this!

xx Lola