Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Secret of Avène Eau Thermale



It's the kind of time, where I take on every single excuse to leave the house and even if it's just the weekly shop in Lidl. So when I was invited to discover Avène Eau Thermale's secret over breakfast, I had the perfect excuse to make my way into Central London. I know I have been raving about Avène, but to be honest, I don't actually understand why it has been working so well on me, I mean, if there's something I have no clue about it's probably skincare. But you have to start somewhere, right?
So while I was nibbling on delicious mini Eggs Benedict on the rooftop of Soho House (Can I please live here? Flowers included!), I got introduced to Avène's new XeraCalm A.D range aimed at those with eczema. I'm actually not suffering for eczema, but as it comes in such a huge tube I use the cream as a body lotion and especially my feet have been loving it. So people with different skin types can enjoy the benefits of their products.
The reason why this range is so good for people suffering from eczema has something to do with the secret behind Avène's soothing and anti-irritiating effects on the skin: Loved by French royalty centuries ago, the founder of Avène found a spring that had special healing effects and only now, after long research, it was discovered that these properties come from a unique microflora: aqua. dolomiae. Which was then further developed to produce the biotechnological active ingredient I-modulia®. To sum it up for us non-Scientist (and Chemistry was definitely not my favourite subject either), this basically means that the Avène products are based on that natural spring with its unique components and thanks to that they are especially good for sensitive skin. Besides, we all know, natural is the best! So while my Mum is not particularly fond of my recent skincare product obsession and still sticks to her egg white masks and rice water toner, I think this is something even she would approve of.

You can buy Avène at Boots stores (UK) or in pharmacies (Germany and France). 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Reflection of Myself

Kimono H&M | White Shirt H&M | Wrap Skirt &other stories  | Gold Plated Boots Pretty Little Things*

Wake up at 10am, have a nap at 5pm and then go to bed at 5am. Doesn't sound like a normal sleeping pattern, does it? Especially not when you follow those study guides that tell you to sleep early and get up early for a fresh start. Yeah... doesn't work like that for me. I tried, but failed miserably and would spend the morning hours just sitting at my table without getting anything done. Sometimes, you just have to listen to your body, instead of just doing what others tell you to do. If we'd get more philosophical we could even say, hey, apply it to life! Don't just conform to what society tells you. But my brain is too full of equations and formulas to think about the meaning of life right now, I'm afraid. Staying at home 24/7 doesn't help much either. I feel like my English speaking ability is slowly deteriorating and my skin is definitely sun deprived, so I have to make the most of my gym sessions or weekly grocery shopping. Those are the times, I'm able to get some fresh air and enjoy the sun that's slowly coming out. I feel like this blog is turning into my outlet for depressed study thoughts, but you know, I realise this is something I've already overcome the last few years, so now I just have to give it my all for the last undergraduate exams and then I'll be free!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

A Love Letter to my Boyfriend


Dear (future) Boyfriend,

I know I'm quite a complicated girl and not the easiest girlfriend to handle. You still remember the story about my very first boyfriend, don't you? The one I broke up with, after he gave me a rose for our one-month anniversary. I remember you being quite shocked, especially since you know me as the girl who would spent hours watching cheesy Korean dramas and swooning over how cute the relationship between the main characters is. So while I liked watching those kinds of things, it totally grosses me out when guys act in the same overly romantic manner towards me. Who would be able to accommodate such contradictory behaviour? Very few.
All my girlfriends predicted a very lonely life for me, if I didn't change my ways. Though, there was one girl that said: "You just have to find the right guy that makes you want to be all gross and cheesy." Not happening, I though to myself. Me liking romantic things? Not in this life. Who would have thought, that one day she would be right. That there would be someone that makes me want to receive all those previously hated roses and love letters, someone who would make me want to kiss on an escalator, despite the fact that I used to be a faithful supporter of the non-PDA-movement (Public display of affection? Not with me!)? So while I chose that watch for you, thinking which one would suit you the best, be it in terms of personality or style (because, let's be honest, you know I have no clue about what's going on inside those things), I had all kinds of cheesy thoughts. Me! Of all people! Though, there was particularly one, that I would have never thought I would have: Each time you look at the watch, I hope you would think of me.

Love,

Your (future) girlfriend




Note: This is not a real letterOf course, I would love this to be a real, but life doesn't go as you want all the time, does it? Anyway, I just thought it was a cute idea to show you this lovely watch I got. You wouldn't think this was a sports watch, would you? Well, the brand is at least and the watch properly has some nice features that only my boyfriend (who is yet to be found) will understand, but either way, the watch is simply gorgeous, so who cares? You should definitely check out Electric California!