Archive | June, 2012

essie turquoise & caicos and mint candy apple

29 Jun

finally a new nail post!
i recently bought two wonderful minty shades, and i wanted to try both of them right away. instant gratification to the max!
let me know what you think of the two shades!

t&c on the left, m-c-a on the right

i thought that painting each hand in a different color, with the contrasting ring finger nail would look cool. and it did! the difference between the two shades is quite distinct, even in the consistency! the more covering pastel mint candy apple has a thicker texture, and i love the light pastel blue. turquoise & caicos is more liquid, i needed three coats to get complete coverage (mint candy apple needed only 2 coats), but it’s so worth the extra effort! the color is a fresh tiffany blue, and both shades are such fun summer colors! these two colors (aswell as corals and oranges) would look awesome with a silver or gold glitter top coat, don’t you think?
have you tried these or similar shades?
what colors do you like to wear most?

*very inspiring blogger award*

27 Jun

hemingway and shakespeare, the two very entertaining kitties who author the blog twocatsviews, nominated me and my little blog for the very inspiring blogger award!
you can just about imagine how flattered, honored and happy i am about this award. that’s right, very!
the rules for this award are:

1.Display the award logo somewhere on the blog:


2. Link back to the blog of the person who nominated you:

thankyouthankyouthankyou hemingway and shakespeare, you awesome (fur)people! keep telling your tales on twocatsviews, i love to read what you get up to!

3. State seven random things about yourself:

– i started blogging as an anti- new year’s resolution. i challenged myself to pick up writing again- instead of attempting something new.

– apart from fashion, i love interior decorating.

– some day, i will have a horse, two dogs and three cats.

– i speak 5 1/2  languages.

– i could never date someone who doesn’t love animals.

– if i could choose a super power, it would be flying (without wings though, think along the lines of superman).

– i only started cooking and baking 2 years ago (real cooking, as in without using the microwave, and real baking, as in no ready- mixes).

4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs (i did 16, was inspired):

the lonely dogs, a beautiful photoblog about 23 rescued dogs living with the author in mexico.

the cats i meet, by beth. a cat- crazy girl (after my own heart!) that documents the cats she meets day to day.

i broke my glasses again, by erica. a ms-paint obsessed college student with a great sense of humor.

the good greatsby, by paul. very funny anecdotes of his daily life that include family and friends.

mommy man, by jerry. the adventures of a gay superdad- hilariously and wonderfully written.

jenne chrisville, by gervin. a fashion blog as fabulous as they come.

catpurrology, by sally. beautiful pictures of her cat slash, and the quest of what causes a cat to purr with happiness.

the fancy pants report, by kate. very cute and stylish fashion blog- totally inspiring!

sarah smiles awhile, by sarah. wonderfully witty blog about life, and general wonderings.

a purrfect cat, great blog for new cat owners. tips and tricks on healthy nutrition and care paired with beautiful photos of a beautiful cat.

dysfunctionalbachelor, by tanc. hilarious tales out of the mouth of an australian living in l.a.

i like to l.a., supercool and funny blog about living in the city of angels.

vivaciously fabulous, by dana. fashion, travel photographs and daily inspirations- a very interesting and inspiring read.

the desert bride, by christina. wonderfully informative blog with beautiful pictures, all about the big day- lovely!

jetsetbarbie, by christina. i might be a bit biased, because irl we’re friends, but her blog rocks… baking, travel and weddings- what isn’t there to love?

meeah, by mia. cute and inspiring travel blog by my bestie <3

5. Notify those bloggers that they have been nominated and of the award’s requirements.

in love with my alexander wang diego bag

25 Jun

i’m in love with this bag. no, for real, i am!
i’ve seen it in magazines, being paraded around by celebrities and starlets, and i remember thinking to myself: “that bag is beyond cool!”

miranda kerr loves her diego bag

so does vanessa hudgens

so i started looking for it. there are so. many. colors. how am i supposed to choose? then i spotted the rose gold studs. oh! i am obsessed with anything rose gold colored at the moment, so finding rose studs was awesome! now, this is a bag that i want to be wearing for a while, so my train of thought went towards black. and when i saw it, it was love at first sight.
click click click tappity tappity click– ooooohhh lookit! confirmation of purchase email! ha.

8 days later, my darling diego bag was in my possession! here are a few shots of the unwrapping and general fawning process:

ooooohhhhhhh

ta daaaaa

oooooohhh the stuuuuds!

<3

now that you got a first impression of the wonderfulness that is this item of material happiness, here come a few detail shots. please, look at the beautiful supple pebbled leather, all the details, the studs around the top of the bag- you can tell i’m smitten, right? :)

what is your favorite bag? which style do you prefer? material? color?
let me know, i’m curious to know if other people obsess about their stuff aswell :)

work outfits of the days- wootd!

23 Jun

it’s time for another round of work outfits!
i’ve decided to simplify and shorten the titles and the sentences with the common acronyms ootd- outfit(s) of the day(s) and wootd- work outfit(s) of the day(s).

leather jacket: ashy london
cardigan: michael kors
t-shirt: vero moda
jeans: kate moss for topshop
shoes: blink
yes, that is a watering can in the background- had to take the pix at the office because i was late in the morning, and it was raining all day!

necklace: h&m
t-shirt: zara
jeans: h&m
shoes: wittner australia
bag: LV
jacket: ashy london

cardigan: michael kors
necklace: american vintage HB
t-shirt: asos white
jeans: new yorker
ballerinas: aldo

t-shirt: h&m
skirt: h&m
belt: h&m
shoes: chloé

tank top: fishbone
skirt: mango
sandals: bagatt

you probably noticed that the first couple of outfits are a bit warmer- yeah well the crazy european weather was rather fresh two weeks ago, then did a complete 180 and temperatures shot up to 36°C, which are still the current temperatures.
what do you like to put on when it’s too hot to wear clothes at all?

x

ridiculously idyllic!

18 Jun

hello lovelies!

i’m writing you from quaint little eugendorf by salzburg! i know, i had no idea about this place either, and i’m not here by choice…
i was dragged here because of a convention at which my whole (work) team is presenting, and yours truly is freakin’ moderating the discussion!
we actually just finished our second round of rehearsals, and it’s not going too bad!

needless to say i wasn’t thrilled to be attending, but the surrounding environment is reaaaally making up for it! take a look at this freakishly sound-of-music idyllic view!

hotel gastagwirt is where we’re at- it’s so ridiculously cute and folksy and all-things-heidi that i seriously expect a little white goat to merrily saunter into the conference space.

there are about 10 golf greens in the area, horsebackriding opportunities, hiking and biking trails, and the food is amazing!
i have to get back to rehearsing now, but i just wanted to let you partake in my austrian-folk- extravaganza.

toodles!
ps: got confirmation from my brother that the internet at home is up and running!

no internet!

15 Jun

Hello lovelies!
I just wanted to let you know that my internet at home isn’t working, and that unless it’s fixed soon I’ll be posting from my phone (like this post).
In the meantime, I’m leaving you with this picture of my first attempt at soft lemon blueberry cookies!
Xoxo

“feed me” – mornings with whiney cats

13 Jun

pretty much yuki’s daily plan of action to make sure he doesn’t starve.
not that he would starve if i wouldn’t feed him for a day or two- kitty got some spare jiggle!

from the moment i wake up and my feet touch the floor, he starts meowing, reminding me that “oh yes- he’s hungry!”

he follows me to the bathroom. hops on the sink while i wash my face- god forbid i don’t hear him sitting on the floor! brush my teeth with a constant, slightly louder meow in my ear. my toothbrush is electric, so he’s again making sure i can hear him over the buzzing noise.
me: bunny! it’s ok, i’ll feed you! let me get dressed and we’ll go, ok?
yuki: waaaaa! waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
oh yeah, it’s not an enunciated “meow” anymore. the sound he is producing at this stage is more like a baby’s wail. long, loud and piercing.

yuki follows me all the way around the room becoming less and less patient. he shows his disapproval of my slowness by reaching an acoustic level that drowns out my radio.
have you had a hungry cat scream at you before? trust me, you want to feed it asap, or you will most likely go nuts.

at this stage i’m threatening him- i’m not taking any of his feline bitching anymore!
me: listen to me, cat! if you don’t shut up now, i’m not feeding you! you hear?!
yuki: … moww… WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
me: i’m being serious! when have i ever not fed you?! shut up! you don’t see cookie and loki being annoying! they know that i’ll feed them! you know it! so shut it!
yuki: waaa waaaaa WAAAAAAAA!
we don’t get anywhere with these conversations. it’s frustrating, to say the least.

i try to stare him down. he’s not impressed. just stares back and voices his disapproval of why he *still* hasn’t been fed.
i sigh. i give up. i walk towards the kitchen led by one very hungry kitty and followed by two other slightly less hungry kitties.

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