July 31, 2012

Empties #2

July is over folks! I can't believe how quickly this month passed by, that means my vacation is coming to an end very soon! I've been good at finishing products this month although I will probably not use up enough products to make these posts on a monthly basis in the future.
I recently watched a video from Leigh Ann who discussed her finished products and she actually (hilariously!) put the whole idea of Empties posts/videos in a nutshell:

"Hey, here's my bag of trash, do you guys wanna hear about it?"

July Empties!

July 30, 2012

My Top 5 Summer Nail Polishes

In Europe, summer seems to come out for a few days every now and then which can be quite annoying, but hey, at least we get some sun and hot temperatures after all, eh?
During the summer time, I don't feel like wearing dark or generally dull polishes at all and so as soon as the first UV rays hit my face, I crack out the brightest bottles of varnish I can find in my collection. The ones above are my top favorites which means that one of those is likely going to adorn my nails when I give myself a mani next time.

July 27, 2012

Easy Breezy Summer Makeup

Summer is finally upon all of us and so I spend most of my days sitting in the garden trying to catch some Vitamin D and hopefully a bit of a tan. For the most part, I can't be bothered to wear anything on my face except for some SPF but if I decide to wear some, this is what I go for.

It doesn't show up in the picture very nicely, but basically this look consists of lots of lashes, bronzer and a very pretty berry lip color which I love at the moment.

July 25, 2012

Wishlist #1

H&M Handbag -29.95€
Jade Stone Ring -6.00€
Manhattan ♥ Modepilot Nail Polish in 02M St. Honoré -3.49€ (to be released August 2nd)

July 23, 2012

My Week On Instagram #5 (Holiday Edition)

So you may or may not know that I had been gone on holiday last week (I tried to keep the blog active anyway). We didn't have the best weather and barely internet connection, but I managed to instagram a few impressions though. A photo diary is on its way!

Travel OOTD - love the scarf! // By the sea for the last time // Indulging in a waffle w/ strawberries and cream

Admiring the beautiful port // Sporting lavender nails // Treating myself (again)

Nautical inspired beach OOTD // Lots of beach chairs and awesome weather // Spending more quality sea time

Follow me on instagram: @romanticgirlx

July 20, 2012

Garnier BB Cream for Oily/Combination Skin

It's an open secret that BB Creams have been all the rage in the beauty world lately. The trend originally comes from Asia where women spend hours in the bathroom applying moisturizers, sunscreens, primers etc. To cut this time shorter, creams were invented that deliver all the functions that normally eight or ten different products would. Lately, lots of Western beauty companies have launched their own BB creams, and after all we all like spending more time in bed that in the bathroom, don't we? ;-)

July 18, 2012

What's In My Handbag? (Travel Edition)

I'm currently on my annual summer vacation, this year the family and I are headed back to the seaside in Northern Germany where we're going to spend a bit more than a week. The distance is not so huge and so we are taking the car to get there. You all know how boring and long car travels can be, so today I thought I'd show you how I keep myself pretty and entertained by showing you what's in my handbag!

July 16, 2012

Lovely Quotes #8 (Summer Edition)

"A perfect summer day is when
The sun is shining,
The breeze is blowing,
The birds are singing and
The lawn mower is broken."
— James Dent

“So here’s to all those summer nights
When my feet hit the sand and
The waves break my fall and
All my friends around me outnumber the stars.”

"Summer afternoon -- summer afternoon
To me those have always been
The two most beautiful words in the English language."
— Henry James

Pictures via weheartit.com

July 14, 2012

What's In My Travel Makeup Bag?

I'm going on a seaside vacation to Northern Germany this Saturday, I'll be gone for a bit more than a week and even though the weather is not promising, I'm really looking forward to it. I haven't done a What's In My Travel Makeup Bag post yet, so I figured this might be a good opportunity to show you what I'm bringing.

July 13, 2012

Glossybox Young Beauty

I'm fairly new to the market of beauty subscription services which offer to deliver you a selection of full-size products and luxury samples right to your doorstep every month. I've always been a bit terrified of this to be honest, I can't choose the things I want to get and even though I love surprises (and parcels!), I never gave in.

However, I made an exception when I was browsing the Glossybox website recently and saw that they launched a limited edition box called "Glossybox Young Beauty" which could be ordered without subscribing to the entire service. Considering the reasonable price of €10, I hit the "Order" button without even thinking about it. The box was created for young girls who want to have fun and experiment with makeup and so it is right up my street!

July 12, 2012

My Week(s) On Instagram #4

I apologize for being such a bad Instagrammer for the last couple of weeks, but there was nothing really to show you haha! So by now I would say it's time for a huge catch-up, here we go:

 Receiving Glossybox Young Beauty in the mail // Picking up holiday necessities // Sporting red lips

Wearing bright pink nail polish // Floral shoes in the park // Stuffing myself with apple pancakes

Makeup inspired by Pretty Little Liars // Face of the day // Rewarding myself for good grades

Having my favorite pasta // Making PB&Js for the first time // Admiring my charm bracelet from Paris

Follow me on Instagram: @romanticgirlx

July 11, 2012

My first MAC Experience

As someone that considers herself to be quite a bit of a makeup addict, it was only a matter of time (and money) for me to finally crack and hit a MAC counter in my town to pick out a product. Exactly this happened the other day when I was in town doing a bit of window shopping. And while I was longingly staring at the long racks packed with any lipstick color and finish you could possibly think of, I knew I needed to get my hands on one of them.

July 9, 2012

Empties #1

So at the beginning of this year, I had decided to take part in "Project Pan", a project to force me into using up more products. I used to post about every single item I'd used up, but I found that rather stressful so now I'm collecting my empties to blog about them.