Les Sapins De Noël Des Créateurs with Steffen Traiteur

This month I was lucky to attend an event called "Les Sapins De Noël Des Créateurs". It's a charity event which is already popular in France and Belgium and which was now held for the first time in Luxembourg by the Fondation Cancer. The aim of the event was to raise money for the cancer research, which is why famous and local designers had been creating their modern versions of a Christmas tree. These artworks were sold at the auction that evening. At the end of this post you can see the Christmas trees of well-known designers such as Jean-Paul Gaulthier or Christian Louboutin,  and of local designers such as Anne-Marie Herckes or Ezri Kahn.


Velvet from Head to Toe for the Holidays

Velvet has been such a huge trend over the last few months but as it's not a very summer friendly cloth, fashionistas all over the world are happy that the colder days are back so they can rock the velvet trend again. I remember wearing velvet a lot on New Year's Eve when I was a child and to me this cloth always gave me an instant festive feeling. That's why I decided to dedicate a whole blog post to velvet clothes and this holiday season I want you to wear it from head to toe to make a fashion statement! 


HelloFresh Arrived in Luxembourg!

When I started working my relationship to food and cooking totally changed. As a student I cooked a lot, mainly with vegetables, and I often tried new recipes as I had the time to. However if you come home at 7pm and feel like all you wanna do is sleep you either don't cook or you cook something that doesn't take a lot of time, like fries or pizza. Therefore over the last few months I didn't only feel like I was eating extremely unhealthy, but I also lost my pleasure in eating as I was cooking the same menus over and over again. Therefor I was more than excited when HelloFresh offered me to try one of their recipe boxes.


I Still Do - Wedding Anniversary Journal

A few days before my wedding, I was contacted by Megan, the girl behind She Said Yes. She Said Yes is a website with advices for wedding planning and love life, but it's also a shop for engaged couples and newlyweds. The two main products that you will find in this shop are the 'Little White Book' wedding planner, and the 'I Still Do' wedding anniversary journal. As it was a bit late for me to try the wedding planner, Megan offered me to try the 'I Still Do' journal.


Our Beautiful Wedding Stationery

One of the first things you'll have to choose as a freshly engaged couple is the wedding invitations. If you believe the perfectly styled photos on Pinterest, your whole wedding stationery needs to be the same style and perfectly match the theme of your wedding. And of course you can try to stick to this rule just in order to get a pretty photo of your stationery, which you can then post on Instagram. However believe me when I say that matching stationery is a totally unnecessary stress factor.


Outfit: Bella Vita

I have already posted some photos of our holidays on Instagram, but I wanted to share this dolce vita outfit with you here on the blog. I bought the skirt on Asos some weeks ago as I really loved the gingham trend that was going strong this summer. How do you like the combination?


Wedding Beauty Preparations

(Photo by Anna Katina)

Every girl dreams of looking her best on her wedding day. Thanks to my amazing dress (read the story here) I was sure my outfit would be on fleek. However I also wanted to go strong on beauty treatments before the wedding so I'm sharing my experiences in this post!


Customize Your Bag With Veritas

I am not really good at DIYs but when the customizing trend became big again a few seasons ago, I totally fell for patches and pins on all clothes and accessories. Some of you might remember that I customized a pair of jeans with patches last year (you can see the result here). So when Veritas launched a 'customize your bag' campaign I knew I wanted to be a part of it.


Wedding Scents by Jo Malone

Jo Malone wedding perfume

When I read through wedding preparation check lists I found out that most people buy special wedding perfumes for their big day. Considering that a good perfume costs around 50-150€ I thought this was a rather useless spending as we had so much more to invest in for our wedding.  However when I was contacted by Jo Malone and they offered me and my fiancé to choose our wedding scents at their shop, I knew this would make our big day all the more special.


Summer Must Haves from Catrice and LOV

Lately I was surprised with some new products from the German brands LOV and Catrice. I have to admit that they can't really be called 'new' anymore as I didn't find the time to write about them these last weeks. However they are still available and summer isn't over yet so if you see something you like you just have to check your nearest retailer...


My Beautiful Bachelorette Party

Last Saturday was a really special day as it was my bachelorette party. It was one of the events I had most been looking forward to in all my wedding preparations and I got all excited when my maid of honour Claude sent me a beautiful invitation card. All I knew was the date and the location, but I had no idea of what she and my bridesmaids had prepared for me.


About Chocolates And Wedding Diets

My biggest weakness? Definitely sweets and especially chocolate! I can say no to pretty much everything, be it drugs, cigarettes, alcohol, fast food,... but as soon as I hear the word dessert I am sold. So when Planète Chocolat contacted me with an e-mail that had the subject 'Want some chocolate?' I just couldn't resist.


Sprocket: Print Your Photos On The Go

HP Sprocket

I've always loved to take photos for as far as I can remember. I got my first camera at a really young age. I remember it was red and of course it could only be used with a film. I still have the photos of trees, dolls and teddy bears that I took when I was a little girl. Now that we have smartphones and Instagram I don't think many people still take the time to develop or even print photos. However many of the 'real' photos that are hanging in my room mean much more to me than the 4884 photos on my iPhone (yes that's the very number of photos on my phone as I'm writing this!). Therefor I also like polaroid cameras so much. But let's be honest, we don't carry around a polaroid camera everyday. And that's where the new HP Sprocket comes into play...


Monthly Beauty Tops and Flops

june beauty empties

With the wedding approaching (less than two months to go!) I decided to up my beauty game. So far I was a bit lazy with creams, scrubs and co. So that means there will be a lot to review here soon. Here's what I used up lately.


Outfit: Bonjour Bag + GIVEAWAY

Friends, do you remember my first collaboration with Cheer up store? Three months ago I showed you an amazing bag by the Belgian brand Clio Goldbrenner. You can check the post again here. For my next look in collaboration with the accessory store in Luxembourg city, I chose 3 items that work pretty well together: The 'Bonjour' bag from the English brand The Jackson, the slipper espadrilles from the Spanish brand Kanna and the bangle from the French brand Bangle Up.


Boulevard Leopold Bed & Breakfast Antwerp

Boulevard Leopold B&B Antwerp

As you could see on my Instagram account, I've been in Antwerp two days last week. I went with my blogger gal Imena, as we had gotten an invitation to the beauty day of two PR agencies, to discover the new products for fall/winter 2017. Of course we didn't just want to go there without discovering the city, so we decided to stay one night in Antwerp. Thanks to our friend Anna we had heard of the Boulevard Leopold Bed & Breakfast and the owner kindly offered us a night in his magical B&B.


Outfit: Red Pants and Bug Bag

red pants outfit fashion blogger luxembourg

Like most other girls, I like to shop new clothes for every season. However I also try to reuse as many of my old clothes as possible. Often a piece of clothing can be worn for many years without looking old-fashioned, all you have to do is combine it in a new way. Of course it helps when you only buy classic pieces that were never really 'out', like blazers for example.


Monthly Beauty Tops And Flops

beauty empties may

Next week I will be going to Antwerp for the beauty days of two PR agencies and I can't wait to discover the novelties for autumn/winter 2017. Until then let's have a look at some recent products or past collections that I've finally managed to try and empty.


Lush Mother's Day Collection 2017

Lush Mother's Day Products Review 2017

I don't think I'll have to repeat how much I love Lush's blogger events as they are always extremely fun, cosy and creative. This time, for the presentation of the Mother's Day collection, we got to make our own hanging plants. A pretty nice present idea for mum indeed and definitely something I will decorate my future home with (this weekend we bought the furniture for our living room and I couldn't be happier!). 


Projet Wedding: Choosing A Table Setting

The wedding preparations have been progressing slowly but steadily. After I recently found my wedding dress, I have been working on the table decorations with my friend Nancy who will be our wedding decorator. We started discussing about them in November and only recently chose all the necessary elements, so it has been quite a creative progress. And I'm really glad I had Nancy to guide me through it all, because when we started off I had so many different ideas, that were impossible to combine.


Monthly Beauty Tops And Flops

beauty empties favourites may

Nope, I still didn't give up on blogging. I might not be very happy about how the blogosphere (in Luxembourg) has been developing lately, but I'm still willing to share my passion with you guys. There's lots of new content on Instagram, too so go have a look if you haven't been there in a while! But now let's go over to today's actual subject: Beauty empties! I've been emptying so much stuff lately that I could almost do an empties post every week, but I'm sure you wanna read about some other stuff, too.


Tried and Tested: Cosmia by Auchan

It has been exactly six months since I got my job. A job which I didn't tell you much about on the blog, for the simple reason that I didn't have much time to blog since I got this job. Or let's say I had the time, but I felt like my creativity was all used up when I came home. That is because my job is really similar to what I do as a blogger. I am a community manager for Auchan, one of Europe's largest supermarket chains, and I love my job. I am loving it even more since we launched Cosmia, the new beauty brand by Auchan that you can now find in all of our supermarkets around the world. 


Monthly Beauty Tops And Flops

I always struggle to find the right introduction to this kind of post. I mean let's be honest, empties reviews aren't the deepest blog posts you will find on the world wide web. However I decide over and over again to continue writing this kind of review because we girls put so much products in our face and on our body, and I think we all deserve to know which ones will do us good and which ones won't - before spending a little fortune on them. Don't you agree?


Finding A Wedding Dress: The Good, The Bad And The Worse

wedding dress stores in around luxembourg

Throwback to December 2015. So there was I, engaged and already planning my wedding for summer 2017. Well I wasn't really planning, but I did some major pinning on my wedding board! The pins I liked most of all were those about the decoration, so whenever someone asked me which flowers I wanted for my wedding I could easily reply, but what I didn't think about back then was the dress.


Outfit: Clio Goldbrenner Hades Ninja Bag

When my friend Sara moved to Luxembourg a few months ago, she asked me to unveil my secret shopping tips for Luxembourg. Unfortunately there wasn't much that I could tell her because apart from Gucci & Co. and H&M & Co., Luxembourg isn't really a shopping destination. Besides a few second hand stores and a few overpriced concept stores, Luxembourg didn't really have much to offer to us fashionistas. Until last winter when Cheer Up Store opened its doors!


Yves Rocher Novelties

yves rocher spring summer 2017 products

Lately I got a box with some spring novelties from Yves Rocher and I quickly want to show you my favourites. Let's start off with the shower gels from the 'Plaisirs Nature' range. I already had a lemon and basil scrub from this collection and I absolutely adored the packaging and the scent, so I can't wait to discover the other products, too! Besides Lemon Basil you also get Lotus Flower Sage and Mandarin Cedarwood.


Tried and Tested: Clinique Take The Day Off

clinique take the day off review

Since I started working, my makeup removing routine has become like a ritual to me. Not only do I wear more makeup nowadays, but removing it is often also the only pampering I have time for during the week. That's why I was really curious to try Clinique's 'Take The Day Off' range. After all, taking the day off is more than just removing makeup but also leaving all the daily stress behind.


NMNL - TokyoTreat Beauty Subscription Box

NoMakeNoLife Japanese beauty subscription box

Asian beauty products have been getting more and more attention over the last few years. They are being praised for being extremely efficient, but not all of them have made their way to Europe yet. No wonder there are several Asian beauty subscription boxes on the market. TokyoTreat just launched another one and they asked me if I wanted to be among the first to try it. Obviously I couldn't say no!


Discovering The Universe Of Jo Malone

Jo Malone Luxembourg

When I first posted about the new Jo Malone store in Luxembourg City on Instagram, I got some comments from girls who were really excited about this new opening in town. Even though I really appreciate the fact that Luxembourg is attracting more and more international brands, I couldn't quite share the excitement, as I had never tried any products of the brand. That's why I was curious to discover the universe of Jo Malone at the official opening a few weeks ago.


Monthly Beauty Tops And Flops

beauty empties lush maybelline balea rituals

It's that time of the month, friends. Let's have a look at which of these beauty products are worth to be repurchased and which aren't. Also don't forget to tell me about your currently beauty crush or fail in the comments!


Event: Almdudler Launch (+ Cocktail Recipe)

almdudler blogger event luxembourg

The kind of posts I most like to read on other blogs are those about blogger events. That's why I'll try to write more reports about local blogger events myself this year. PR agencies and brands have really been stepping up their event game over the last few years, even here in Luxembourg! The best proof was the Almdudler event last Tuesday.


Tried and Tested: Bioeffect EGF Serum and Eye Mask

A few months ago, the Luxembourgish beauty salon Institut Françoise introduced the EGF Serum by the Icelandic brand BioEffect. All BioEffect products are based on biotechnology research, so their skin care products are the world's first to contain cellular activators made in plants. EGF stands for epidermal growth factor, which means that the serum is made to increase the production of collagen and elastin within the skin.


What was inside my beauty Advent calendars?

Monoprix Calendrier Beauté Avent

We're almost one month after Christmas so it get's about time I show you the content of the two beauty Advent calendars I had this year. As you know I've been going crazy over beauty calendars for a few years, always keeping you up to date with the latest examples (read this year's post here). So far I've had two Benefit Advent calendars and a no-name one so I've definitely been upping my game this season...


Outfit: Necklace Layering

Hey, hey, welcome to the first outfit post of 2017! For this look I combined my military jacket and the cowboy boots I got from Sacha a few weeks ago. Just add a white shirt tucked in black pants and you're ready to go. The result is a rather rock'n'roll so I decided to add some silver necklaces for a final touch.


Tried and Tested: 'Lipo-Oval' Face Slimming Treatment

So far I've had the chance to collaborate with many great brands, but mostly these collaborations turned out to be one-time projects. Therefor I was really happy when Meder Beauty Science approached me a second time a few months ago. In case you forgot, the first collaboration I had with them was a review of their skin care range, which you can read here. While this range consisted of home care products, I now had the chance to also try a treatment from Meder Beauty Science's professional range.


The Blogger Artist Planner + Blogging in 2017

Happy 2017 friends! So here we are, back for another year. As you all know, 2016 has been quite crazy for me with finishing university and getting my first job. However not as crazy as 2017 will be with getting married and building our future home! I could tell you so much about all of these things, but I will probably be spamming you enough with them on Instagram. Therefor I decided to use this post to talk a bit about my blogging habits and goals.

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