Mittwoch, 24. Dezember 2014

Merry Christmas everyone

So, how are you my dears?
Today was Christmas eve and I really had a nice time.
But first, after getting up and preparing some things here and there I had to choose my Christmas outfit.
I really wanted to wear my new red dress, so it came out like that:

We first had a nice cake & coffee snack around 3pm.
That's how we usually do it:
On Christmas Eve I spend it with my parents, we drank coffee and eat some cake.
Afterwards, around 5pm we usually handing out the presents.
This year snow hasn't fallen again but we had nice Christmas music on the radio. ♥

I prepared two cakes - a citron cake and an orange-sourcream cake.
But the citron one didn't work out well... (T_T)

I had to throw it in the trash because somehow it wasn't done and you still had parts of raw pastry in it...
I don't know how this could happen but I have my suggestions.

"Nein Kuchen, ich habe dafür kein Verständnis! Nimm dir ein Beispiel am Apfelsinenschmand! DER wurde!"
("No cake, I can't understand this! Please look at the orange-sourcream... it knows how to work out well!")

Some great tasting vanilly crescents.
The upper one was an experiment with cocoa and lemon cest.

The great orange-sourcream cake.

The trash lemon cake.

So afterwards the presents were waiting for us.

This year we had a price limit because there were too many expenses but still there was a lot under our Christmas tree.

I received a nice Joke-a-day calendar (British English - i.e. British humour! ♥) from my dad, a new timer by paperblanks from my mom and the brandnew Billy Idol vinyl from both of them!!
And some very cute earrrings, fitting perfectly my red dress with dots and cherries! ♥
Really, that was wonderful. <3 Also a little makeup pouche... <3
I was so happy. ♥

My dear friend Marietta also sent me a little package with a candy cane and some... thread since she knows that I still cosplay.
And a selfmade cute Christmas card with the characters of Detective Conan (Hattori Heiji and Toyama Kazuha). ♥

Furthermore the Japan package from Azusa was finally to be opened ~

♥     ♥

Well, tomorrow I'll be at Lisa's.
I can't wait what she will say to the little presents I prepared. <3
We will have a relaxed and nice day. ♥

I already did some naildesign again - this time I tried out gradient nails.
It was easier than I thought - but still the left hand looks better than the right.

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So... and that was our Christmas plate.
You know... decorating it with sweets, candy, fruits
some little traditional German thing, I guess. 

Have a nice Christmas!

Dienstag, 23. Dezember 2014

Seeing the stars over Amsterdam [2]

We slept pretty well in our bed but... there were so many mosquitos... little itchy beasts!
Hannah killed them all - not funny at all but afterwards we took care of open windows and lights on, etc.

On the second day we looked for our fine restaurant to have breakfast but we didn't manage to find it.
After an hour we stopped and... found another one: De Vergulde Lantaarn.

This would be our favourite for the next day as well!
You can choose between Dutch or British Breakfast and we chose the first one.
For 5,90€ we got a lot of buns, toast, egg and ham and cheese plus marmelade.
The English breakfast tea was also pretty great!
The waitress was so nice and the other day they gave me extra toast because I can't eat the fried egg which went to my friend. ;)

Having finally a good start we changed our plans.
First we wanted to do the museum tour on the second day but shopping was a better option - so we walked a lot and out feet really hurt with blisters in the evening!
But hey: almost-nurse and med-student know how to deal with it!

Also with extreme situations...

While we were shopping and wanted to go to another shop suddenly it smelt like smoke.

Because there was construction work on some roofs we didn't pay much attention but then the smoke became thicker and larger and everything went pretty fast from when on:

First we were evacuated from a shop, then the whole side road was evacuated and the fire brigade came with three vehicles!

But rather than worrying we stayed calm and continued looking around.
The bunch of people outside just watched the spectale and after leaving the other shop I also had to take a quick look: a whole loft was burning!

As I told you before houses in Amsterdam are pretty small but got a few floors, so it really is a problem to get in there a fireman - they just could try to extinguish the flames from outside.

After that incident we walked around the town and came to another nice district near the Bloemenmarkt.
The Bloemenmarkt is by the way pretty interesting, because you can buy tulips in every colour but also Cannabis for your home to seed...

Oh and there is a crazy Christmas shop as well with original made in China products. Haha~
But it wasn't allowed to take pictures. Unfortunately.
You should have seen this.

For a break we discovered a 360° panorama lounge in a shopping mal and went up by elevator.
We drank delicious home made ice tea and enjoy the view.

It was pretty warm because the sun was shining so much but also beautiful.

Spending some time there we headed towards the next goal:
Walking through a lof of side roads near the river and just enjoying the time.
Actually it was a "Fault in Our Stars" movie walk I planned secretly. <3

Oh and I forgot:
We took a look at a great cheese store. <3
You must know that there are a lot of cheese stores in Amsterdam - Henri Willig has got 13!

But one of these stores is pretty cool!
They have a model of a cheese making station and you can try every cheese that you can buy!
Furthermore you can try the great filled waffles and the chocolate and the saleswomen are so nice that you even can take a photo with them.

The one I got also learnt a bit German back when.
She was so lovely! ♥

"What the hell" moments

(9) 13 Henri Willig stores, selling the same cheese all over again.

(10) Lemon curd is so expensive there... but they also have Schwartau! ... For 5,90€, the S size.

(11) The Bench used in "The Fault in Our Stars" movie was taken away right after knowing about it.

Donnerstag, 18. Dezember 2014

Cosplay: Meg (Hercules) / Aihara Mei (Citrus)

Good evening, gals!

Today just a short cosplay view...

I spent last weekend with Risa and we decided to do some little home photo shooting since we found such a lovely manga names "Citrus".

It's about Yuzu and Mei - Yuzu, more like a Gyaru (still, Kotobuki Ran will be the Gal Number 1! ;D), 

Mei - the cool and strict type - who become step sisters.
First they don't get along at all but there's more than just being "sisters" at a moment's notice. 
Claimed as a Shoujo-Ai you can tell there this will lead.

Usually I don't read Shonen-Ai or Shojo-Ai but like EikiEiki Saburo Uta makes a good story out of this.

The photoshooting was fun - but it was hard with the self-timer... haha.


The next big project for me is


Risa, myself and others are planning a Disney Princess group for
the bookfair in Leipzig next year.

So Megara is my chosen character - I just love her.

I was first really frustrated about the hair because you see...

That's a LOT of hair and I really don't like to buy three wigs just for having
one in the end... But lucky me got a good one with a butterfly clip part.

In the photo it's a really dark colour but as you can see there it a red one in it.
Now I just have to find a way to fix the wig on my head because it's heavy. -w

I also was in the mood to try out the makeup.

Problem: Find a good purple eyeshadow without going to KIKO
and without paying too much money for it.
Really... seems to be impossible.
That you can see it here ... five layers.
Nothing more to say about.

Well I liked it and just have to do the eyebrow part a little bit more and maybe
wear a darker lipstick.

And there is also another character waiting for me...
but not this time. <3

Montag, 15. Dezember 2014

Review: ANNY green tea growth energizer

Hello gals,

today I just want to give you a short review.
Today I went Christmas shopping and finally found all the presents.
I also had to buy a new mobile phone since my old one was dying after two years.

Since I rarely go to Douglas it was pretty nice to make a stop today.
I looked for a nice little present for my mother and found... a lot I wanted to buy.

Then I looked for some nail polish by ANNY and found another interesting article.

As you may know: working as a nurse I often have to sanatize my hands.
That means that my skin really becomes dry and sensitive after using the sanatizer too much.
Therefore I have my Polish handcream and it's okay after three days.
But my nails are really brittle.
Wearing nail polish is nearly impossible since it's splintered after 2 days.

So Douglas had two options:
Having a 2-3 weeks cure with Micro cell or trying out ANNYs green tea extract articles.
The problem with Micro cell is that you have to use it 2-3 weeks at a stretch and that won't work.
The green tea growth energizer have to be done a few days a week and it's more like a massage.
Moreover Micro cell costs twice the price since you need the special nail polish remover for 13€ !

Let's see if it works!
I tried it out this evening and after treatment the nails already feels a little bit better, less brittle.

You just have to drip it on your nails and cuticle, let it be for a short while and then massage it well enough.
It's 15ml, like a nail polish, 9,95€.
The product line also offers green tea sensitive hardener and hyaluronic shot.

And another thing I really liked:
Annayake parfum! ♥

This brand is expensive - you have to pay 70-80€ for a eau de toilette at douglas and around 50€ on other websites.
Still this fragrance really hit me!
I haven't smelled something like that before - it really reminds me of a festival.
Maybe someday I will buy it... but not for 80€ - haha.

♥ ♥ 

This weekend I spent with Lisa ~ maybe I will give you a short view of our
homemade photoshooting the next time I will write.