Donnerstag, 30. Mai 2013

Banana-Chocolate-Hazelnut Muffins!

Hello everyone!

I tried a new muffin recipe for the first time today and in this post I´m going to show you step by step how you can achieve these delicious Banana-Chocolate-Hazelnut Muffins!

For ingredients you need:

125g margarine
125g sugar
1/2 packet of vanilla sugar
2 eggs
125g flour
2 TS backing powder
2 TS cocoa
30g chopped hazelnuts
2 ripe bananas

For the topping:

melted chocolate
12 dried banana slices

1. Mix margarine, sugar, vanilla sugar and eggs until you get a foamy texture.

2. Sieve the flour, baking soda and cocoa into the mixture, add the hazelnuts and stir all together. 

3.  Squash the bananas with a fork until you get a smooth mash with some bits in it. Mix it under your dough.

4. Put the dough into your muffin baking pan and let the muffins bake for about 35min on 180°C.

5. Let them cool down and melt the chocolate.

6. Garnish the muffins with the chocolate and 1 slice dried banana.

7. Enjoy your delicious Banana-Chocolate-Hazelnut Muffins with a cup of your favourite tea!

Samstag, 18. Mai 2013

Flair Fashion & Home Magazine - Review

Hello everyone!

Today, I will review one of my favourite magazines!

Beside "InStyle", the "flair" magazine is another one I read regulary.

"flair" combines the most interesting topics in one magazine: Fashion & Home.

In the following, I will go through the pages and show you the main parts of each issue and some of my favourite ones in this months edition.

The first topic is "Fashion". They show the latest fashion trends, news and little reports. I love that there is a variety of photoshoots, from a funky 60s shoot to a romantic theme to a classic simple design one.

The next big topic is "Home". The latest design and decor trends are shown, as well as apartments from designers like Elie Saab, architects or managers. Their homes give some great inspiration and show how you can decor your room in all the different ways with furniture or art of all decades.

The "Beauty" part shows what´s new in the make-up, fragrance or hair product world and there are also some nice reports or tips and tricks for a healthy lifestyle. 

The last topic is "Culture Club". They show the news of the film, music and designer scene. 

As in every magazine, there is also a horoscope. This one shows one special fashion, design or beauty piece which matches to your zodiac sign.

The last page refers to a special street in one metropole in the world and shows some nice cafes, museums or shops which are worth to go to.

Hope you liked this review!

Julia ♥

Sonntag, 12. Mai 2013

Collective Haul!

Hi there!

After some outfit posts, I will show you my recent shopping findings I purchased during a couple of weeks !

I got this YSL lipstick a month ago and I used it quite often recently. I like its soft texture and its durability. The nude colour is perfect for light skin tones and the fruity flavor reminds me of spring/summer. I bought it in a cosmetic store where I got 5€ off, so I paid around 25€ for it.

I also went through the drugstore lipsticks and I found this sheer coverage lipstick from p2. The light rose colour ("060- Fame") gives your lips the perfect shine. I paid around 2€.

To keep my lips nice and smooth during the summer, I bought the classic Blistex lipcare.
I really like the fruity sugary taste of it. It was about 1.50€.

I ordered these nude platform booties from an online shop called "Schuhtempel24". The shoes are really high (~15cm), so they are quite a challenge to walk in at first, but gradually it´s getting better and better. They had only cost me 19€ including shipping which is ridiculous for the great manufacture. 

I bought this ethnic inspired earrings in a little shop for only 1.50€. The vibrant colours will be great for spring/summer and will match great to a light wavy maxi dress. They also remind me of the Dolce&Gabbana Spring-Summer 2013 Collection with its classic italian chic.

In the end, I bought this great white tshirt with the funny print on it. Recently, I saw a lot of shirts with high end brand logos on it, so I thought it would be nice to have one with the Chanel one it because I really like this brand. I only paid 10€ for it.

Samstag, 11. Mai 2013

OOTD 11.05.13 - Keep it Nice and Casual!

Hello everyone!

I´m in the mood for OOTD´s recently, so here´s another one from today!

It´s getting quite chilly again, so I put on my thrifted jeans jacket to my casual outfit.

Hope you´ll like it and have a nice weekend!

Denim Jacket: thrifted Zara
Blue x White Striped Shirt: H&M
Black Pants: H&M
Plateau Brogues: Deichmann
Shoulder Purse: MCM-like from fleamarket
Burgundy Belt: Primark
 Chunky Golden Necklace: fleamarket

Nailpolish: p2 "730 Hug me!"

Lipstick: Kiko (mat) "10"

Donnerstag, 9. Mai 2013

OOTD 09.05.13 - Flower Power goes Chic

Hello everyone!

Today´s topic is going to be the outfit that I wore out for today!

I kept it casual and kind of chic at the same time by combining a taupe coloured midi skirt to a colourfull flower blouse.

I added a pop of colour with my coral necklace and wedges.

Flower Blouse: H&M
Taupe Chiffon Midi Skirt: H&M
Coral Wedges: H&M
Quilted Bag: ebay

Coral Necklace: fleamarket
Golden Rings: vintage, Orsay

Lipstick: Manhattan x-treme last and shine "53Z"

Julia ♥