This Blogpost contains advertisment.If you’ve been following my blog carefully, you might have noticed that I moved into the beautiful Eifel a while ago. Hearing this, most give me skeptical looks. Nobody seems able to understand, how I could give up the urban jungle of Cologne, with quick connections to everywhere and with anything around, for the middle of nowhere, basically. Now I won’t be anywhere within 15 minutes, no, I cancel almost every meeting because I’d have to commute for 4-5 hours. But now I’ll tell you why I moved into the green beauty of the countryside.
Here, every time is picnic time! We took these photos at our second-favorite picnic spot. Right beside the road. Basically directly in front of the house. Are there any comparable, beautiful roadsides in the big cities? Green, idyllic, quiet, clean and accompanied by a small creek? (Our favorite picnic spot is our own roof, by the way, from where we can overlook the entire Eifel.) And I love it.
Summer is here and we can’t be held inside with this beautiful weather outside. Who likes spending time in the office, at university or school? At least after work, we all want to enjoy and relax in the well-deserved sun! I probably won’t be the only one who lives more in their picnic-basket than their suitcase. No matter whether you’d like to take some “me-time” off, enjoying the day outside equipped with a book and some snacks; spending some romantic time with your partner, forgetting the haste of the day with your friends or even taking your entire family with you: Summer time is picnic time and it’s become a national sport for us. Every season I get lost in wonderfully arranged picnic-pics on pinterest, collecting light, summery recipes and getting inspired for summer – from inside the office of course. One thing has always been missing. The perfect picnic basket. But now I have found some. The perfect picnic basket for everyone by Anndora.
anndorra: anndora is the online home-improvement market that offers everything one might need for work, house, garden or leisure. Especially now during summer, where everyone automatically turns into a hobby-gardener, or if you simply want to “cozy up” your balcony, you’ll find what you need. The gigantic range offers everything for your everyday needs, for DIY-fans like me, and the ideal must-haves for summer. You won’t even want to go away on holiday when you create your own oasis at home.
Long story short, with anndora your summer at home, in your garden or outdoors becomes the most beautiful and unforgettable one. If you still want to travel don’t worry. anndora offers amazing travel kits and clothing for him and her. You see, I spent quite some time in their shop – and so should you. The best thing is: you won’t just find what you need (plus things you didn’t know you wanted them). No, my personal highlight, next to the enormous range, are the low prices. I found two wonderful picnic baskets, perfectly equipped with cutlery, plates and everything ready to be used – for less than spending the day at the local outdoor pools. Picnic sets don’t have to be overpriced and can still be of high quality, beauty and everyday use.
Picnic Baskets: I decided on two wonderful, optically “old school” basket models. I have a thing for this retro-style with the typical inner lining. Yet you’ll find handy picnic-backpacks, cooling bags or modern carrier bags in great designs. No matter what design you’re going for, you’re making a good choice. Until now, I used to stuff a random backpack to the top, leading to smashed food, warm drinks and the loss of this and that on the way. You won’t have that struggle again with one of the anndora picnic sets. And as already mentioned, your basket comes with cutlery, glasses and plates and fits everything you’d want to bring along. I promise. The second, flatter basket even offers an integrated cooler. My warmest recommendation if you want to keep your supplies cool. Especially in summer!
Convince yourselves and take a look at the shop. I like these items the most: These are the 2 baskets you can see in my pictures. The light one (for 4 people) and the dark one (for 2 people). I think it’s awesome, practical and pretty. I hope these pictures made you want to have a picnic yourselves. You know where to get everything.
*thank you anndora for the lovely cooperation.
*thank you so much fat jellyfish for the amazing pictures!! * Photos: by Frédéric Sapart
Beach Essentials I am more of a practical person. And perhaps a little minimalistic. So when it comes to the beach, all I need as something to drink, a good sunblock and a cozy beach towel. And even if every beach party or picnic says to “bring good weather”, I considered this rather rhetorical. Yet it seems like I forgot exactly that, because all my following beach trips literally ended up drowning. But now I am perfectly equipped for sunny days and I’d like to share my beach essentials with you. No matter if the sun is shining and the next barbeque and picnic are around the corner, or you’re even travelling further to spend the next days at the beach – my must-have is a true all-rounder. I am showing you the Hamam towels by Jaliya.
Save some $$$: I have a special little something for you. Use the code “AMELY2017” to get 10% off on your purchase, valid until the end of August. So let’s get shopping!
Jaliya Everything for your personal oasis, inside and outside. That’s what you find in the online store, because Jaliya stands for nature and its beauty, joy, beautiful colors and the entire family. You’re able to buy a unique feeling of life, full of relaxation, like a short holiday at home. Following the motto of “Beauty in harmony with nature.” You don’t just get high-quality products, but something special, something amazing made of the authentic resources of nature. To be true to their motto, each product is chosen thoughtfully and meticulously.
The excitement and passion of the people behind Jaliya, who fill the shop with love and amazing products is absolutely infectious. You’ll find peace and calmness and everything you might need to enjoy life. No matter if nourishing ethereal or basic oils, or if you want to support your beauty, it’s possible with the great assortment of soaps, skin- and haircare or the softest bathrobes and towels. Even fashionistas and interior lovers will find their match.
Take a look at the shop and convince yourselves. By the way, Jaliya is Arabic and means “good thing”.
Beach Towel, Picnic Blanket, Beach Essential I am showing you the all-rounder of summer, no matter if you use it in XXL as a picnic blanket, the standard size as beach towel or simply the small version. Each towel is made from finely chosen fabrics, traditionally handmade and carefully woven. Every one of them consists of natural fabrics like cotton, linen, bamboo or silk. You can feel the beauty of nature directly on your skin, and get a wonderful companion throughout the entire summer.
The shop offers a huge range (more than 400 different towels and accessories) of wellness towels.
Pestemal Chill-Out XXL This is about a thin blanket, ideal for the beach or as a light picnic blanket, since it’s big yet light, without taking up too much space in your backpack, once folded. The measurements are 160cm x 210 cm, and you can choose between eight beautiful, modern colors. It’s perfect for every summerly outdoor adventure, because the 100% pure cotton towel is extremely absorbent, robust, soft and easy to care for. It neither loses color, nor shrinks in size during the wash.
You get a high quality product that’s going to last you many years, no matter where and how you use it for. I wasn’t just convinced by these blanket because each of them is a unique item and by the traditional way they are made, but by how comfortable and soft the fabric is. It’s a delicate, light feeling on your skin.
You can get the XXL Chill-Out Blanket here. I decided on a turquoise one, by the way. I love the fresh summerly color.
Pestemal Chill-Out This is my favorite of the three towels/blankets. It’s the standard size and ideal for everything, really. You can use it as a bath towel, for picnicking, or as a wind block during your beach walk. Yet, the towel is a true multitasker for everyone. Ideal for your early yoga session, during sports, at the sauna or for Hamam. I like the great quality and the beautiful color. Here, you get an even bigger range, you can choose from 29 (!) colors and get a striped option, too. There’s both – popping colors and muted ones – in case black is your “happy color”.
My personal highlight is that the towel even comes in gold! Makes a perfect gift for your loved ones as well! Again, you buy pure quality. The towel is lightweight (ca. 285g) and doesn’t take up too much space when folded. Just like all the fabrics from the shop it dries quickly, is highly absorbent, ecological and handmade without any chemicals. All in all, it’s perfect, no matter where you spend your summer.
You can get the Chill-Out towel in the standard size HERE. I decided to go for the “fuchsia” colored one. You can get the XXL one in the same color as well, or choose the turquoise one, too.
Pestemal Chill-Out Mini You get the same quality as in the other towels. It’s simply the mini-version, which makes it ideal for everyday use, as a bath towel, for the sauna, for a picnic, on your table or as decoration for your interior. The smaller size fits great for children, too! For the mum’s out there: everyone can get their own towel in their favorite color, so there’s no need for arguing. Since there’s enough to choose from. For those that like it a little more extravagant: you can get this towel even in a white/silver striped version.
Get the Chill-Out Mini Towel HERE. I chose an olive tone for my mini version.
Take a good look at the Jaliya Online Store and find your new favorite pieces for inside and out! Thank you to Jaliya for the amazing towels!
Today I’ll show you that there’s more to Vitamin C than just having it in a delicious drink.
The Power C Care – Skincare linecombines nature’s “elixir of health” with the strongest super fruits to a revolutionary, vegan formula. This composition works ideally to prevent sunlight-induced skin aging and stressed skin. I can still remember all the pretty girls and stories from my childhood. Pink dresses and sparkling crowns, the deep belief in fairies, trolls and the certainty that you’re a princess and everything will have a Happy End. Well now I’m a grown woman. And as a grown women, the principles of fairytales have to grow up, too.
From “once upon a dream” to “once upon a cream”.
A fairytale for your skin. And all without a 100-year-long beauty sleep.
I’d like to introduce you to my highlights for a dreamlike skin. The Power C Care skincare line by Ricarda M.
The line is vegan and focuses on moisturizing your skin by avoiding any harmful components in their formula, like parabens, mineral oils, PEGs and silicones. Amazing for the skin, unique for the environment and my secret tip for you and your beauty.
CAUTION: Don’t miss the Live-broadcast on Channel 21 on August 10. There’ll be a presentation of Ricarda M’s products. Have a look! Anti Wrinkle Eye Cream Duo This was love at first sight – literally. Because the moisturizing Eye Cream Care Set sets off a beautiful rosy glow, and promises the Wonder-Effect for an immediate glistening look. The comfortable cooling cream has an instant-lifting-effect as well.
This smooths the entire eye area within an hour, small wrinkles and fine lines disappear.
Additionally it reduces swellings and dark circles and tightens the lid. Like a vitamin bomb for your eye area!
Application: Carefully pat the Eye Cream onto your eye party and lashes.
Energizing Bodyguard Duo The nourishing fresh kick – to spray on!
Another Care Duo for fairytale-like skin and magical moments, because the heavenly smell of oranges pampers body and soul. This Anti-Aging Antioxidant Cocktail regenerates, refreshes and moisturizes. Plus it ensures soft skin and powerful refreshment.
If you need more reasons to love this Superfruit Cocktail I’ll reveal that it even manages to clear any imperfections, adds a natural protection from the sun and reduces wrinkles. Day by day.
Application: Spray the Energizing Bodyguard directly onto your body, daily. It’s important not to miss your face and hair as well.
Multifruit New Skin Cleansing Mousse Take your heavenly skincare into your own hands – take this cleanser. You get this one with the proud size of 400ml. This Cleansing Mousse is a peeling that clears, regenerates and vitalizes your skin. It carefully removes dead skin cells and imperfections of any kind. It not only cleans your skin but returns its natural lipids. Daily application stimulates a younger and smoother looking complexion (increases cell renewal by 48%), since the Power-Fruit-Formula reaches deeper layers of skin as well. It also guarantees a maximum of effectiveness with the highest possible skin compatibility. The revolutionary formula increases receptivity and efficiency of your skin and offers additional protection from oxidative stress and pressure through environmental and other unhealthy influences. (Counts for all products from this line).
Long story short: it’s like a fountain of youth for your skin that even Snow White would envy you for.
Application: Apply a little bit of cleanser every morning and evening and softly massage it into your skin, until it turns into a smooth, white foam. Wash of the rest with lukewarm water.
Get the Multifruit New Skin Cleansing Mousse here.
New Age Xpress Hand Cream This Hand Lotion nourishes carefully and is a vegan, tightening Hightech-Anti-Wrinkle and Anti-Pigmentation care for every age and every skin type. It increases the skins own anti-oxidative activity and strengthens the key- and youth-collagen.
Besides important components (like Vitamin E and F, and extracts of bamboo for stronger nails) it consist of traditional beauty ingredients from Tahiti. They nourish the skin and protect from dehydration and early aging of your skin. It locks in moisture by containing mango butter, for example.
Application: You can use the Cream daily and simply massage it into your hands.
Instant Collagen Boost Xpert Stay Maske
If she had this face mask, Sleeping Beauty wouldn’t have had to sleep for 100-years! That’s why I’ll reveal the secret for beautiful skin to you.
The main substance is a highly efficient active component, a booster and manager of collagen that tightens the inner network, repairs cracks in your skin and fills wrinkles in imperfections (138% wrinkle filling). It is also highly effective to prevent your skin from slacking. This is about a vegan, tightening Anti-Aging and Anti-Pigmentation Care for every age and skin type. The formula and the microbeads of Vitamin C transports stabilized ascorbic acid into the deeper layers of skin which stimulate the skins very own protective services – and prevent early cell aging.
Application: You can use the mask more than once a day and let it sink in. Another advantage: you don’t have to wash it off once it’s set!
You can get the Instant Collagen Boost Xpert Stay Mask here.
Power Orange Shower Foam Lipid Balance This is a true, foamy shower-power-dream. This body care guarantees intense moisture and refines your pores all at the same time! It also offers protection for every skin type from 25-years on, which also counts for the entire care line. The amazing, fresh smell of oranges stimulates your senses and gives you an intense feeling of wellbeing and creates harmony for your body and soul. Furthermore the diverse Vitamins keep the negative influence of the environment at bay by nourishing your skin carefully, having a calming and balancing effect on your skin.
Application: Shake well before use, then press some foam onto your hands and apply onto your slightly wet skin. Rinse off in the end.
You can get the Power Orange Shower Foam Lipid Balance here.
Powerful Skin Boost This face serum gives you a fresh start of the day and provides strength for the natural protection of the skin. Vitamin E smooths and regenerates your skin and gives it radical protection. In addition, the extract of the core of an apple reduces the depth of wrinkles and renews the complexion. Collagen synthesis helps the construction of cells and the inner network of your skin, refines it and strengthens it. If this wasn’t enough already, the skin serum also stimulates the skin’s own repair mechanisms.
Application: Apply the Boost daily onto your face, neck and decollate. Perfect right before day- and night care.
My personal favorite! This serum reduces the pore size visibly (8% within 14 days) and regulates redundant tallow production. All in all it works minimizing, refining, perfecting, mattifying and smoothing for your skin. Without a trace of greasy shine. It also reduces the oiliness of your skin but keeps it smooth at the same time. The Minimizer creates a fine complexion and a smooth micro relief.
It’s a true wonder elixir.
Application: Best is to use the serum daily (right after your day- and night care) on your face, neck and decollate.
Face Contour Cream Even princesses need a little help every now and then – in order to still look like straight from a fairytale. But we don’t need 100 years of sleep or the Bibidi Babidi Bu of a kind fairy. All we need is the perfect day- and night-routine and both don’t need much. Just don’t miss out on a good face lotion. The micro-relief of the skin gets reorganized and reconstructed while refining the pores and giving a better contour. Plus it helps the elasticity become up to 12 years younger. Furthermore it spends intensive moisture and a longtime better skin quality from the inside out.
It’s like real-life Photoshop!
Application: Use the spatula and apply the cream every morning and evening onto face, neck and decollate.
It’s also ideal as a make-up base.
Vitalizing Body Butter The Body Butter is a MUST for your daily face- and body-care! It’s like the shoe of glass – nobody really thinks of it, but once it’s gone you’ll miss it. The butter reduces the size of fat cells (decrease of min 7,5%) and visibly reduces cellulite. It supports a beautiful silhouette of the body and because of the immaculate ingredients a secret weapon for “orange skin”. Additionally it provides moisture and improves overall the quality of your skin in the long run. It melts right into your skin and is the perfect Power-Superfruit-Care for your powerbody!
Application: Apply the Body Butter daily with the spatula and massage it into your skin until it’s gone.
Needle Free Elixir, Lift, Moist & Protect Thanks to this beauty-highlight, beautiful and nourished skin like the one of a princess won’t be just a fairytale anymore – and Snow White would be pretty jealous I’m sure. For your very own princess-treatment I’d suggest these phials of magic.
The highly innovative substances with a tightening intensive cure offers a “needle free” alternative for your skin. It spreads through the network of your skin, revitalizes the delicate tissue of your skin and reactivates the synthesis of collagen. You will notice a result after only two weeks, it looks younger and stronger and has a young, healthy glow. It also provides a protecting lifting-film over your skin, smooths out the micro-relief, reduces deep wrinkles and improves overall features of your skin.
Application: You get 28 phials à 2ml. Apply them in the morning and in the evening (one phial each) onto face, neck and decollate and carefully massage it into your skin.
Get the Needle Free Elixir, Lift, Moist & Protect here.
C is for (Skin) Care and in order to offer you as much Vitamin C as possible, this product line uses the Kakadu Plum, which has 100 times more Vitamin C than a regular orange. It’s like my fairytale come true. You can work the same magic on your skin. Take your skin care into your own hands, literally, with the Power C Care-Skincare.
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