Tuesday, 16 April 2019

The luxurious silk



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"Wishing you a day soft as silk.. Sweet as honey and full of money."

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Silk is a natural protein fiber from which silkworms form cocoons, an outer shell that protects them during the pupal stage. Some forms of this fiber can be woven into textiles, and generally the silkworm of moth caterpillars is used for this textile production.

Silk bed linen and nightwear look elegant and a bit luxurious, but to be honest, I can only imagine, that such beds are either in a girlish bedroom, combined with cuddly pillows, feathers or in a hotel room that's perfect for couples.


All the items in this post are form FreedomSilk, a brand that is working with 100% pure silk, what is completely free of toxins and allergens. On the website you can do your search for different topics, such as pillowcases, bedding, sleepwear and accessories.
I made two collages. The first one is for silk bedding sets.
They are available in a variety of colours and designs, giving each room a nice overall look. The pure mulberry silk duvet cover looks beautiful and is available in different sizes and colours, such as blue, gold, silver grey, or classic black and white.

Silk pyjamas and nightgowns or silk camisole sets give a sexy look and are comfortable to wear. The floral printed sets, shown in the picture, are ideal for spring. The sets are available in sizes XS to XL. The company tries to design and make every piece so that they are "soft to the touch, lovely to wear and incredibly comfy to sleep in". You can find several designs on the website: long or short, with our without sleeve. 


I have to add to this post, that after doing my research in the topic, I found out, that the sericulture has been critized by animal welfare and rights activist as silk is produced by boiling silk worms alive inside their cocoons. According to PETA, about 3000 silkworms are killed to produce less than 0,5 kg of silk.

Besides the usual method, there is another, where silk producers wait until the larvae come out of the cocoon. It is called Ahimsa silk, also called peace silk. It is much more humane to the worms than many traditional methods, but concerns have also been raised about this.

What do you think about this post? Have you found the information useful? Do you like these silk products? As always, please feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Lots of love,
E

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Practical phone cases


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"Your cell phone has already replaced your camera, your calendar, your alarm clock... 
Don't let it replace your family."

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ENGLISH

I am definitely one of those people who prefer not to take an extra wallet or purse. If it is a jacket weather, I put everything in my pockets, but in the summer I have to find other solutions for my cards, cell phone and keys. Some phone cases solve the problem with the first two, and for some phones, I think it is much easier and cheaper to find suitable ones.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus case shown below is a very useful product for those, who prefer a minimal wallet. It is a handmade, protective case with card slots that was first available on 14 February 2019 at amazon.co.uk. This case and the Samsung Galaxy S10 case are sold exclusively by FYY. A practical back pocket with golden rivets provides space for your cards and a magnetic closure ensures that they are kept safely. The foldable card pocket can also be used as a stand. The case has the exact cutouts, so all features are fully accessible and there are several brilliant colours (black, brown, green, navy blue, wine red and yellow), from which you can choose your favourite.


If you prefer not to carry a small bag with you all the time, this FYY case might be the right choice for you. As a gift, I even have 50% discount vouchers for you, which are valid until 16 March and can be redeemed on Amazon.

→ 50% off for Galaxy S10 Plus Case (only black): KNDNM4Z8
→ 50% off for Galaxy S10 Case (only black): DDXQ74IQ

The cases are also available on the homepage of fyystore, however, the above-mentioned vouchers are only valid on Amazon.

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Ich bin definitiv einer der Menschen, die es bevorzugen, keine zusätzliche Brieftasche oder Geldbörse mitzunehmen. Wenn es ein Jackenwetter ist, stecke ich alles in den Jackentaschen, aber im Sommer muss ich andere Lösungen für meine Karten, Handy und Schlüssel finden. Einige Handytaschen lösen das Problem mit den ersten beiden, und für einige Handys denke ich, dass es viel einfacher und billiger ist, geeignete Taschen zu finden.

Das unten abgebildete Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Case ist ein sehr nützliches Produkt für alle, die eine minimale Geldbörse bevorzugen. Es handelt sich um eine handgefertigte Handytasche mit Kartenfächern, die erstmals am 14. Februar 2019 bei amazon.co.uk erhältlich war. Diese Hülle und auch das, für Samsung Galaxy 10 werden exklusiv von FYY verkauft. Eine praktische Tasche mit goldenen Nieten bietet Platz für Karten und ein Magnetverschluss sorgt dafür, dass sie auch sicher aufbewahrt sind. Die faltbare Kartentasche kann auch als Ständer verwendet werden. Das Gehäuse verfügt über die genauen Ausschnitte, sodass alle Funktionen vollständig zugänglich sind und es gibt verschiedene brillante Farben (Schwarz, Braun, Grün, Marineblau, Weinrot und Gelb), so man seine Lieblinge auswählen kann.


Wenn man es vorzieht, nicht ständig eine kleine Tasche mitzunehmen, ist dies möglicherweise der richtige Wahl. Als Geschenk habe ich für euch sogar 50% Rabatt Gutscheine, die bis zum 16. März gültig sind und beim Amazon eingelöst werden können. (Die befinden sich am Ende der englischen Version.)

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Lots of love,
E

Thursday, 28 February 2019

For dog lovers


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"Some things just fill your heart without trying."

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February has flown by as in a blink of an eye and I can hardly believe that tomorrow is already March. However, during these wo months so many things happened that it feels like eternity at the same time.
Today's post is especially for dog lovers, I hope you like the thematic items, I collected. :)

 
Lots of love,
E

Sunday, 6 January 2019

For a happy, peaceful year


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"You. Yes, you. The one reading this right now.
You are beautiful, talented, amazing and simply the best at being you.
Never forget that."

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2018. A year of ups and downs. Many struggles, but also many positive events.
People who came into our lives, and others, even loved ones, who chose to leave us - voluntarily or because they had no other choice. Tears, losses, heartache, heartbreaks, mean people, hate, work stress, health problems.. 
I could continue the list and unfortunately many could relate to it. But do you know what, life happens whether you want it or not. And we are here. We have not only survived. We are stronger than a year ago. Bad things happen, and it is okay to cry, but I say and always want to believe, that if you can make a small difference on your own, then together we can make a big difference and make the world a better place.

Let's focus on the good things, the happy moments. Remember that walk with your loved one. That beautiful place you discovered this year. That tasty meal you created from scratch. That smile a stranger gave you when you left him in the queue in front of you. Your inner child, that flattered, forgetting all your problems for a while. Or the movie you saw, the book you read, the places you visited, the lovely people you met this year. The funny moments with your family, friends, that big laugh. Concentrate on these. Train your mind to remember these positive events.

This year I want to challenge you, us, to be more kind, including to ourselves. If you are having a bad day, then remember, that we all struggle sometimes, and stay strong, be positive even in these difficult times, because you are capable of amazing things. 
So, keep shining, beautiful one. The world needs your light. And remind yourself that you don’t have to do what everyone else is doing.

I wish you all a wonderful 2019. May this year be filled with love, joy, happiness and health. :)

Let’s spread some positivity to start the new year with a good feeling.  
➡️ Please share one of your favourite, most memorable or sweetest moments from 2018 in the comment section below.

If you liked this post, you might be interested in these one, too: "New year, new attitude: Try to live, not just exist" (Just click on it to land on the original post.)

Lots of love,

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Shining engagement rings from Jeulia


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"Our journey isn't perfect, but it's ours, and I will stick with it until the end."

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According to some statistics, about 40 percent of all engagements take place between November and February and I think, December is probably one of the most popular months to get engaged. The upcoming Christmas and New Year's Day offer a good opportunity that many men use.

Jeulia, headquartered in Hong Kong, offers a wide selection of jewellery. Among others, you can find rings, necklaces, bracelets and charms on their website and you can also create your own jewellery. All of their products have a one-year warranty from the day the original order is received. In addition, they offer one free resizing of your rings up to 2 sizes. You are however responsible for all associated shipping costs.

An engagement ring represents a formal agreement to a future marriage and the history of these rings goes back to antiquity. The ring is traditionally worn on the fourth finger (ring finger). Depending on the country, it can be the left or the right hand.
In the early days, rings were made of steel or metal, but they were replaced over time. Gold and platinum have been preferred, but also titanium, silver and stainless steel are used. Many rings have gems such as sapphire or ruby, which are among the most popular gemstones for engagement rings after the diamond.

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Jeulia offers many inexpensive engagement rings as they also use gems called Jeulia Stones. These are an excellent alternative to natural gemstones because they are more scratch resistant. These stones come in different colours. Among others diamond white for white sapphire engagement rings, fancy pink or sapphire blue.
Each model below represents one of these colourful stones. 

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There are many different traditions, this article contains rather engagement rings for women, but sometimes men wear one too. 
 
What do you think about these rings? Which one is your favourite? Are you yourself engaged or married? If so, I would love to hear your engagement stories.  :)

Lots of love,
E

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

The magical moonstone


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"And if you are ever feeling lonely, just look at the moon. Someone, somewhere, is looking at it too."

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Many cultures believe that moonstones bring good luck, some even say that they allow you to see the future. It is said that they make the subconscious mind aware, and sharpen the anticipation and the clairvoyance. Named after the moon, this gemstone has been very popular throughout the history. Because of its healing and calming properties, it has also been used for example as a treatment for insomnia or sleepwalking.
Some consider it a stone of love, and as the moon shows the way and enlightens the dark night, moonstones work the same way and are your best companion when you travel at night.
In addition to these properties, this gemstone is also a birthstone for June along with pearl and alexandrite.
Today, moonstone is a popular gem in many types of jewellery for both men and women. It appears in spiritual jewellery, gives any outfit a bohemian touch and is even available in engagement rings. A luminous beauty with classic colours that makes an elegant choice.
Moonstones come in different shapes, like oval and round, and are typically colourless, but they can occur in grey, white, yellow, green, pink and blue as well. Each gemstone is unique, the moonlike sheen makes it look dreamy and mysterious.
But if you are considering a moonstone for your engagement or wedding ring, please keep in mind that it only scores 6.0 to 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. This means that moonstones are very soft, fragile and easily scratched. If you plan to wear your ring every day, you need to be sure that it is well protected. The moonstone should be set so, that the metal completely surrounds the gemstone, so it is supported.
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All designs listed on the pictures feature one or more moonstones. There are simple and affordable options and more precious pieces.
Source: BBBGEM
BBBGEM – registered in State of New Yersey -, is a jewellery company that specializes in custom jewellery such as engagement- and wedding rings, earrings and pendants that are sold worldwide. They work with different gemstones like morganite, aquamarine, emerald, sapphire, amethyst, topaz or moonstone. Each jewellery is made by hand and their aim is included in their name: 3B. – Best design, best quality and best price. At the moment they accept both PayPal and credit cards and each piece is shipped within 2-3 weeks of receiving payment. 
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The simple rings are ideal for those who love classic jewellery and other designs are the perfect choice for those who like it a bit fancier. No matter which ring you choose, the moonstone jewellery is elegant yet simple, which makes it so unique.

What do you think about these moonstone engagement rings? Do you have a favourite from above? Or do you have a jewellery with this gemstone?

As always, please feel free to leave a comment below. :)

Lots of love,
E

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Little mouse, Mickey Mouse


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"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." (Walt Disney)

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 White gloves, red pants, yellow shoes. I don't think there is anyone who doesn't know who Mickey Mouse is. But you might not know that the mascot of The Walt Disney Company celebrated his 90th birthday this year. He was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios and his first apperance took place on 18 November 1928 in Steamboat Willie, which is considered as his birthday. 
Mickey Mouse received 10 Oscar-nominations and with "Lend a Paw" (1941) he actually won the award. In addition, on his 50th anniversary, Mickey became the first cartoon character to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and like all major Disney characters, Mickey Mouse is not only copyrighted but also trademarked.
I collected some of my favourite Mickey Mouse pieces here for you, and I hope that you like it as much as I do.

1 - Hooded sweatshirt (Disney Store) / 2 - Mickey Mouse (Disney Store) / 3 - Necklace (H. Samuel) / 4 - Keyring (Primark) / 5 - Duvet set (Studio) / 6 - Watch (H. Samuel) / 7 - Bath fizzers (Superdrug) / 8 - Vintage mug (Disney Store) / 9 - Standing light (Primark) / 10 - Pyjama bottom (Primark) / 11 - Socks (M&S) / 12 - Bath set (Primark) / 13 - Ring (H. Samuel)

Do you have a favourite item from Disney? Or a memorable moment that is somehow related to Mickey Mouse?
I'm looking forward to reading your lovely comments, so please fell free to leave one below.

If you liked this post, you might be interested in these too:
* Happy birthday, Mickey Mouse! *
* A gift guide for every Disney-Lover *

Have a fabulous week full of magic.  :)

    Lots of love,  
E