Sunday, 11 November 2018

Make your phone chic


✯ Hello Shiny Stars! ✯  


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"The way you dress is linked to your mood."  

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 Whether it is good or bad to always have our phones with us and be online most of the time, I could write a seperate article about that, and you can already find some on the blog, so you may know that despite having a blog, I try to spend as much time as possible offline and I would advise you to do that as well.

But back to the smart phones. Since they almost always look the same, I like to have phone cases. I have some of them and I like to adapt them to my mood and outfit. I have some that look serious and professional and one with teddy bears for example. But I've never had one of these wallet cases, although I've thought about buying one. For iPhones it is easier to find suitable ones. For other phones, however, you may have difficulty finding the perfect case.

This iPhone XR wallet case from Homelove looks very elegant, and is also very practical. It comes in various colours: black, gold, purple, red, mint green, navy blue and rose gold. I think it is even a perfect accessory to an evening dress.

Source: Homelove

It is designed with a kickstand feature and cutouts that give access to all ports. The PU leather is decorated with laser carved flowers. It has built-in card pockets and note holder, which is great, because you can put in your credit card, ID, travel card and some cash too, so you don't have to carry your wallet or small bag when leaving the house. It keeps all the essentials needed together. However, I still need a solution for my keys..
Other features of this case are an inside mirror, a practical butterfly hand strap and a magnetic closure.
What do you think about this wallet case? Do you have a similar one yourself?

As always, please feel free to leave a comment below and if you liked this case, you can check here, if it is also available for your phone and you can also find some other models: http://bit.ly/2SyEYZZ

Lots of love, 
E
 

Monday, 5 November 2018

Candy-coloured hairstyles


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"The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you!
(Coco Chanel)  

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You might think that hair colouring is something new, something that is typical to today’s world, but archaeologists have found evidence that even in the ancient world, people were painting not only their bodies, but also their hair – using minerals, plants and insects. The methods have changed over the centuries, but hair dyeing is still one of the eternal beauty trends. I have a book of natural healing and beauty methods from the days of our grandparents, in which henna and various plant extracts are still included to intensify and modify the haircolour or to cover grey hair.

Hair colouring was inspired by punk and rock influences in the 1990s, but also other celebrities showed up with different, eye-catching hair colours. If you prefer not to dye your hair, but you want to try out a new hairstyle or a hair colour, wigs are the right choice for you. Even wigs have a very long history. Ancient cultures such as the Greeks, Romans or Egypt used wigs as a common fashion item, as both men and women usually had clean-shaven or fairly short hair.
Going back to the ‘70s, Frenchy (Didi Conn) from the famous movie Grease of 1978 accidentally dyes her hair in a bright pink. Continue with the ‘80s. German punk singer, Nina Hagen rocked many different hairstyles in her youth and also changed her hair colour constantly.
Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) from the schience-fiction action film, The Fifth Element of 1997 has a bright orange hair that many remember. Gwen Stefani opted for blue in 1998. Katy Perry has tried many hair colors, in 2011 she chose a bright pink, but also blue, purple, green, blonde and black are not unknown to her. And finally, Christina Aguilera, who had some colorful pink and purple curls in 2012 that adorned her blonde hair.

Frenchy, Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry, Nina Hagen, Leeloo, Christina Aguilera

Everydaywigs is an online fashion brand, selling quality synthetic wigs, which are shipped directly from their factories free to worldwide. Their wigs are heat friendly, so you can style them after your fancy. If you want to try some bright colours, or just a new hairstyle, but you don’t want to change your hair, you can’t go wrong with a wig. I collected some lovely pieces from pink wigs to blue wigs below, I hope you like them.

Source: everydaywigs.com

Comment with your favourite and share who your hair inspiration is.  :)

Lots of love, 
E

Monday, 1 October 2018

A dreamy haul


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"You are a sky full of stars." 

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Do you remember my article about galaxy printed wish list? If you like stars and star prints, I encourage you to check it out. The post, "Come with me to gaze at the stars" shows you a lovely selection of these items.

Today's post will be about a haul, that I recently received from Dresslily and that contains an item from the aforementioned wish list. But first of all, I'd like to mention the shipping time, which was just unbelievable. The package came from China to Europe in less than a week, which is an absolute thumbs up.

However, this cute rug is small, about 40x120cm, - which is exactly stated on the article's homepage -, it is perfect next to the bed or sofa. Its surface is nice soft, the underside is antiskid and the pattern looks amazing. I am already thinking about ordering this floor mat in a different style.
(Find it here.)
This projection lamp is just dreamy, and I am already in love with it. When the cover is on, it is a nice lamp and without it, it becomes a starry projector. You can select the colours and also choose a rotation mode. It not only works with battery, you can also connect it to your laptop with an USB cable. My room was covered with stars, I just love it and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone.
(Find it here.)
It wasn't planned but I ended up with a white bundle of clothes. This shirt is different than the ones, I have seen before. It has two layers and the bottom one is lace like the sleeves. 
(Find it here.)
The midi skirt has a nice floral motive, but I still have to figure out, how to wear it to look the best.
(Find it here.)
Last but not least, a romper that has a very unique cut and the sleeves are amazing.
(Find it here.)
All items were true to size and the only drawback that the romper is see through at the bottom, so seems to be best on the beach.
(You can check out Dresslily's promotional shipping method here.)

What did you think of this post? Do you have any of these items? And which is your favourite? Please feel free to let me know in he comment section below.

Lots of love, 
E

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Thinking of You


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"This is a hug from me to you, to let you know I am thinking of you, and although I have nothing to say, you know I have thought of you today." 

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ENGLISH

I remember how fun it was to receive a handwritten letter or postcard when I was a kid. Having penpals, staying in touch via letter with friends after moving. And today, when you get mail, you either ordered something online, got a bill, or something from the government, maybe bank.

We write emails, text or chat someone, although handwritten letters are much more personal. They make you feel special and create a positive feeling overall, and I think these apply not just to the recipient,  but also to the writer. 
I remember sending a postcard to my sister years ago, just like that. She later texted me that as she passed the mailbox, she had a feeling, turned around and opened it. She had a bad day but my postcard really made her smile.

Well, how long has it been since you wrote a letter to someone with pen and paper? - I have to admit that lately I am pretty bad at it. But I like leaving small messages on sticky notes if that matters.
The world tends to switch from writing to typing and I know that postal costs have also increased, posts are sometimes lost, and it is far more comfortable to type in something and just press the "Send" button. But come on, handwriting is priceless.

If you have not written any letter or handwritten messages lately, this week is perfect to catch up as it is "Thinking of You Week" that should inspire people to create a wave of love, caring and happiness by sending greeting cards.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your pen and start writing.  ;)

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DEUTSCH

Ich erinnere mich, wie lustig es war, als Kind einen handgeschriebenen Brief oder eine Postkarte zu erhalten. Brieffreunde haben, nach dem Umzug per Brief mit Freunden in Kontakt bleiben. Und heute, wenn man Post bekommt, hat man entweder etwas online bestellt, eine Rechnung oder etwas von der Regierung, vielleicht von der Bank bekommen. 

Wir schreiben E-Mails, schicken SMSs oder chatten, obwohl handgeschriebene Briefe viel persönlicher sind. Sie geben einem das Gefühl, etwas Besonderes zu sein und schaffen insgesamt ein positives Gefühl, und ich denke, das gilt nicht nur für den Empfänger, sondern auch für den Schreiber. 
Ich erinnere mich, dass ich vor Jahren eine Postkarte an meine Schwester schickte, einfach so. Sie schrieb mir später, dass sie, als sie am Briefkasten vorbeiging, ein Gefühl hatte, drehte sich um und öffnete es. Sie hatte einen schlechten Tag, aber meine Postkarte hat sie wirklich zum Lächeln gebracht. 

Wie lange ist es her, seit du jemandem mit Stift und Papier einen Brief geschrieben hast? - Ich muss zugeben, dass ich in letzter Zeit ziemlich schlecht darin bin. Ich mag es aber, kleine Nachrichten auf Sticky Notes zu schreiben, wenn das zählt.
Die Welt tendiert dazu, vom Schreiben zum Tippen zu wechseln, und ich weiß, dass die Postkosten auch gestiegen sind, Posts sind manchmal verloren, und es ist viel bequemer, etwas eintippen und einfach den "Senden"-Knopf zu drücken. Aber komm schon, Handschrift ist unbezahlbar.

Wenn du in letzter Zeit keine Briefe oder handgeschriebenen Nachrichten geschrieben hast, ist diese Woche perfekt, um es aufzuholen, denn es ist "An dich denken Woche", die Leute dazu bringen sollte, eine Welle von Liebe, Fürsorge und Glück durch das Senden von Grußkarten zu erzeugen.

Also, worauf wartest du noch? Greif deinen Kuli und fang an zu schreiben.  ;)

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Enjoy yourself!  :)

Lots of love, 
E
 

Saturday, 8 September 2018

The world needs your light


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"Keep shining, beautiful one. The world needs your light."

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Living in a shared flat I can tell you that I can not wait to move into my own apartment. With no unwanted surprise guests - especially if you thought you would finally have some quiet hours alone -, decorating all the rooms to my own taste, just as I would like. If only money would not matter here..

In today's post, it's all about the lighting. I do not know if it's just me, but for me the right lighting plays a very important role. If it's not right, too light, too dark, or it may vibrate, it can easily cause a headache or make your eyes tired soon. The floor lamps are a good alternative in my opinion, but if you want to have a lamp as a decoration, which is also practical, fan lights are for example for you. Below I collected some of my favorite pieces.
Pendant lights are the classic, I think. And on the other hand a ceiling fan is for those who want to have things multifunctional. It's a lighting, a decoration and of course a fan. Most of them are very quiet and with their pleasant breeze they can be a really helpful partner in the hot summer days.

You can choose a design with a modern appeal or with a touch of vintage. The right lighting brings class, style, glamour, retro feel or whatever you prefer in your room, adding the finishing touch to your space.
 
What kind of lighting do you have in your room? Which one is your favourite in the picture?
As always, you are welcome to leave a comment below.

Have a wonderful weekend!  :)

Lots of love, 
E

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Come with me to gaze at the stars


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"We look up at the same stars and see such different things."
(George R. R. Martin)
 
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ENGLISH

August ist the month of star-gazing. The weather is good, mostly it is not so cloudy, so you can have a great view. (If not, you still have the opportunity to watch starry patterns online, for example on Dresslily.)
I don't know if it is just me, but I just like to stand in front of my open window in the evening, putting my elbows on the windowsill and looking at the stars, finding the Big Dipper, and when I am not in the big city, even the Little Dipper. They look the same everywhere and that’s why they can make you feel a little safer, wherever you are, even miles away from your home.
I love the stars, you could even guess it from my blog design, and that’ what inspired today's wish list. All items are from Dresslily and I really hope you like them.

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DEUTSCH

August ist der Monat der Sternenguckerei. Das Wetter ist gut, meistens ist es nicht so bewölkt, so dass man eine tolle Aussicht haben kann. Ich weiß nicht, ob es nur ich ist, aber ich mag es einfach, vor meinem offenen Fenster am Abend zu stehen, die Ellbogen auf die Fensterbank zu legen und auf die Sterne zu schauen, den Großen Bär zu finden, und wenn ich nicht in der großen Stadt bin, sogar den Kleinen Bär. Sie sehen überall gleich aus und genau deshalb können sie dich ein wenig sicherer fühlen lassen, wo auch immer du bist, selbst Meilen von deiner Zuhause entfernt.
Ich liebe die Sterne, man könnte es sogar von meinem Blog-Design erraten, und genau das hat die heutige Wunschliste inspiriert. Alle Artikel sind von Dresslily und ich hoffe, dass du sie magst.

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You can use the code "DLSally" to receive a discount on your next Dresslily-order but please note, that discounted items cannot be used and it is 1 time limited:
- Over $25 save $3
- Over $50 save $6
- Over $100 save $12
Don't forget about their special sale either, with up to 85% off.

Do you also like to stare at the stars? And what about star prints? As always, feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Lots of love,
E