December 5, 2013
GinYuu. As the founder was aware of our visit he gave us a warm welcome and we got both our drinks and desserts for free. As you can see the restaurant, which serves Asian Pacific food, is beautifully decorated with some of the furnishing imported from Asia. If you know Vapiano you will immediately understand the concept of the restaurant: You get a card at the entrance and everything you eat gets saved to the card. Then you choose your meal and drinks and go to the counter or bar where everything is being prepared in front of your eyes. When leaving the restaurant your card gets scanned and you pay for what you ate or drank. When it comes to the food I must say that I was a little sceptic at the beginning because I tend to have my problems with Asian restaurants and also I´m one of those people who don´t really like sushi. However I must say that I was totally satisfied with my meal. It tasted really yummy, the price was okay and the serving just right for me. I had the "Gang Panang" which is rice with vegetables in red curry and either chicken, beef or scampi. As you can see in the 4th and 5th picture the rice comes in a separate basket which looks so cool! (I also took a picture of one of the sushi dishes for those of you who actually like it.) I think the choice of dishes is just right featuring appetizers, sushi, soups, salads, noodles, rice, burgers (with an Asian touch) and desserts. As I told you we got the desserts for free and as we were 5 people at the end we got one of each so we could try all of them. All of them were quite yummy and special and I recommend trying the "Chocolate Trifle" which is chocolate mousse with wasabi crumbles and a toffee-brownie bottom. I think I could keep on talking about the food and decoration of this restaurant for ages but this post is getting a bit too long already.
When it comes to the blogger meet-up I must say that all of the girls are really adorable even if I haven´t met all of them yet. I really can´t wait for our next meeting which will hopefully be really soon. For more impressions of our evening you can read some of my fellow bloggers´ posts: Waiting for Coco and Cinnamon Star.
December 4, 2013
There is no doubt that there are so many good things about Christmas but for me one of the best things is the beautiful decoration. This year I really couldn't wait to arrange my Christmas tree but I think I will never manage to make my home look as good as you always see it in the magazines. And as I really like these interior pics I decided to make a little inspirational post with Christmas decoration for you. Happily a few days before writing this post I was contacted by House of Fraser and they offered me to use the pics from their look book which isn't available to the public. I took a look at the pics and really loved them, they were just what I was looking for. And the best part: the showed stuff is actually available to you. Just take a look at House of Fraser Home.
December 3, 2013
The Monthly Must Haves post of December is in fact a Primark special edition. One week from now there will be a new Primark store opening in Düsseldorf and I can't wait to check it out. I have never been to a German Primark, only to their stores in London and in Liège. As Primark doesn't have an online store I never thought about featuring Primark stuff in my wish list posts but now I signed up to their press page and I was able to take a look at the A/W 2013 designs. Here are my favourites:
Can I pleeeease have that pink coat for only 35€?! But honestly I think that Primark has some pretty amazing stuff to offer and that the quality of the clothes really isn't that bad. Also there are a lot of people complaining about the low prices involving bad conditions for the producers of the clothes but did you know that Primark has removed all of their distressed jeans (which are really bad for the health of the factory workers) from their range? I think that even if they aren't a role model when it comes to substainability, they worry more about ethic than some other brands. Do you shop at Primark or not? If not, why?
December 2, 2013
Last week I have showed you the first nail polish from the p2 limited edition "A Night to Remember" and today it's time to talk about the second one and also show you the applied nail pearls. Just like the other p2 nail polish this one is really easy to dose and to apply and it also lasts for quite a while. When I removed the other nail polish a few days ago I also noticed that it was really easy to remove and the vivid colour was no problem for my nail polish remover. What I also like about this nail polish is the liquid gold look and as I already told you I had been looking for a similar shade for ages.
What I used:
p2 secret of the night nail polish 010 golden celebrity
p2 glamorous finish nail pearls 010 gold
On the pictures the colour from the nail polish and nail pearls seem to vary a lot but in fact the pearls are less golden and yellowish and match the nail polish perfectly. As this wasn't the first time that I applied nail pearls it was really easy for me but probably some of you have never done it so I collected some advices that will make it really easy for you as well:
1. Apply a base colour in the shade of your nail pearls and leave it dry.
2. Apply a thick layer of clear nail polish and quickly keep on pouring the nail pearls over your nail until it's completely covered.
3. If you don't want the spare pearls to end up on your floor you can keep your hand over a box or bowl that will collect the pearls.
4. If you want to put the spare pearls back into their bottle take a sheet of paper which you fold in the middle. Put the pearls on the sheet and use it as a slide.
5. At the beginning it's still possible to change the position of the pearls by gently adjusting them with a toothpick or something similar.
In fact it's quite easy so just dare to try it out! Oh and why don't you share your nail pearls experiences with us?