Last Thursday my friend and I got together to watch Germany's Next Topmodel and to paint our nails. When rummaging through her nail polish collection I saw a bottle of OPI which I just had to try. I had never been able to test any OPI nail polish and also I really liked the reddish neon orange colour so my friend was kind enough to borrow me the bottle. On Thursday I immediately applied it to all my nails but then I saw one of the models from the show having a photo shoot with white nails plus an orange accent nail. I thought it looked super cool so I changed my manicure into an accent manicure yesterday. Also I couldn't resist looking through my own nail polish collection to see whether I have a similar orange or not and I indeed found one!
On Sunday I went to Luxembourg City with my boyfriend who got a special certificate because he had one of the best results in his final exams (Yes, I am really proud of him!). The certificate was handed over by Luxembourg's Hereditary Grand Duke so we had to dress up a bit. After spending at least half an hour in front of my closet I decided to wear this precious H&M skirt I had already been wearing for a wedding last spring.
Lately I got a lot of new beauty products, some I haven't even been able to show you, and it was definitely time for a new "Tried and Tested" post. One part of today's post will be about make-up and the other about face care products. Let's start off with a product you already saw on the blog an were quite interested in:
Some time ago I reached my 800 followers on GFC. Even if GFC will be removed soon it's still an important milestone for me as I have always been counting my followers with that tool. Thus I really wanted to make a giveaway and when I was contacted by preis.de some time ago I saw the perfect possibility to reward my readers. If you read yesterday's post you already know about preis.de and how I found the Casio watches (one for myself and one for my readers). Now you finally have the chance to win this lovely baby!
Little time ago I was contacted by a German web page called preis.de. What they do is to show you the different prices you can get your favourite items for in different online stores. Preis.de were kind enough to offer me a generous 70€ voucher to spend in the web store of my choice. When browsing preis.de for interesting stuff I found an item I had been lusting after for ages: a lovely golden Casio watch. The last time I wanted to buy a Casio I could only find one for about 70€ and now I saw this perfect little watch for only about 30€! See me wearing it in today's outfit:
"The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly known as Coachella, Coachellafest, or Coachella Festival) is an annual three-day music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California in the Inland Empire's Coachella Valley. The event features many music genres, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic music, as well as sculpture. Across the grounds, several stages continuously host live music. The main stages are: Coachella Stage, Outdoor Theatre, Gobi Tent, Mojave Tent, and the Sahara Tent."
Last month I didn't have enough items but now I can finally do another "Beauty Empties" post. I used up quite a various range of products and some are even rebuys from stuff I had used up before. Let's take a closer look at the products:
Inspired by a manicure I saw lately I wanted to do some nail style with white and transparent details. In fact I had planned to create a French manicure with a small additional stripe but if you have nothing but sticky tape and scissors you can't do everything that comes to your mind. That's why I decided to make some French manicure including a reverse French manicure. In order to do this you have two possibilities (depending on your facilities) which I will both explain at the end of the post. Let's first take a look at the result of today's manicure: