Zeitgeist #1

What’s been on in the last weeks?

Dr. Hauschka changed the design of most of their products by now, after the skin care products the body care followed. According to this alteration in layout, some of the products got a new packaging. Some of the body lotions are no longer packed in glass bottles but come in tubes instead, so now you can get every little bit of lotion out of the container. They have worked hard on a solution on that known problem, and I think, they solved it in a good way.

I have watched the third season of Switched at Birth and really like the characters and how everyone has to solve the “problem” with Daphne being deaf. To some words of German sign language (coffee, tea, family, smart phone, which I already can sign) I learned some ASL ones, like amazing and sorry. If you like soaps, have a look. If you are more the Blacklist-type, the second season is just being aired.

If you are more into reading and like easy young-adult fiction, have a look at Mythos Academy. It’s more like watching a film and eating popcorn than high literature, and I like a page-turner once in a while. By now I have gone through the first four books, the rest is already ordered.

We are planning our vacation to New Zealand, it takes a lot of time to read all the travel literature and mark interesting places on the maps. The whole living room is covered in maps and books and photo stuff (my husband got a new camera and has to shoot like thousands of photos to get all the features of the camera) which makes me happy: finally, New Zealand is just a few months away, and my anticipation is growing.


Link Love!

  • I have seen a beautiful eye make-up on Roses of Beauty, looks simple but versatile.
  • Zao Cosmetics sells eyeshadows, powders etc. in refillable bamboo containers, read more about it on Pura Liv – she shows lots of photos, too.
  • Marula Oil seems to be an oil that could work superb with my oily-dry skin, read about it on Jenni Raincloud.
  • Another choice for me could be a facial oil blend from Blue Labelle, Beatuy Balm got some samples of these very affordable blends.
  • My small make-up bag has been shown on Beautyjagd, have a look what I carry around with me on week end trips!

On my German blog I wrote some posts that might be interesting for you:

  • I like bergamot and have a full body routine with it!
  • Last week I bought both Lily Lolo eyeshadow palettes and posted lots and lots of photos of the packaging, the palettes, the single colours and some swatches.
  • How to find a facial oil that suits you? I blogged about my way through the beauty jungle.
  • My summer love: Sante No. 21 Coral Pink nail polish. Long lasting and beautiful.
  • Also general thoughts about blogging have been up on my German blog, mostly about transparency and free samples.
Lily Lolo Enchanted Eye Palette
Lily Lolo Enchanted Eye Palette


On what did you spend your time the last weeks? Did something interesting happen?

End of summer

The last days have been warm, but it can’t be denied any longer: finally, summer is gone. The weather has been a little bit stormy and rainy here. When you go for a walk, leave your umbrella at home – it would most certainly fly away as soon as the first drops begin to fall. Instead, wear a waterproof hooded jacket.

Some two or three days ago we went out for a walk and found ourselves chased after by a cloudburst. The sky was grey and became darker every second, we had to hurry to our car. We didn’t make it and our shoes were soaking wet.


The day after, same change in the weather while standing at a window: it took only two minutes from grey sky to thunder shower with hail!


When autumn begins, the colours change. I do not like the uncertain weather, but I like how the trees and bushes slowly turn from green to red to golden yellow. It makes me think about change, outer and inner change. I will not wear the same make-up when the light is that different from summer, and sure my clothing is warmer now. God bye, spaghetti strap top, hello jumper!

But just as much I think about myself: what did change in the past, did I like that or not and if not, is there some possibility to make it a change for the better? At this point of the year it is time for a resumé. Only when you know where you come from and where you want to head to, you can make a course correction.

So take your time, think about your life. Do you live your life or do you actually feel as if someone made all decisions for you, so there are no choices left? Break the vicious circle! Of course you have to do all the urgent things on your to do list, but pick something important that you want to achieve in the medium term. Go for it!


What do you like more: hot summer or soft, colour changing autumn?