My Go-To Bronzed Spring Make Up Look – May 2015

Hey my loves,

I thought today I would share with you my go-to bronzed Spring make-up look. I really like this look! It’s glowing and you look like you’ve been on holiday for weeks! So here is the final look:



  1. Clean, treat and moisturize your skin.
  2. Instead of a primer, I used a moisturising serum.
  3. Before applying my base, I concealed under the eyes and any spots and redness. I used “Essence Stay-All-Day Concealer in Soft Beige” and “L’Oréal Paris True Match Concealer in Beige”: &
  4. Instead of a heavy foundation I used “Nivea BB Cream in Light” mixed with one pump of “L’Oréal Paris True Match Foundation in Beige”:
  5. To bronze up my face (in a 3-shape on the outside of my face) I used “Catrice Sun Glow Matt Bronzer in Deep Bronzer”:
  6. To set my T-zone, because I tend to get oily there I used “L’Oréal Paris Indefectible Powder in 225 Beige”:
  7. To give me a shimmer bronze on my cheeks I used “E.L.F. Baked Bronzer in St. Lucia”:
  8. Finally I applied some blush, I used “E.L.F. Baked Blush in Rich Rose”:


  1. All over the lid and into the crease I blended in “E.L.F. Baked Bronzer in St. Lucia”:
  2. Into the crease and outer V I placed “E.L.F. Baked Blush in Rich Rose”, I also took in under the eye:
  3. I’ve chosen a matt highlight for the brow bone, I used “Catrice Velvet Matt Eyeshadow in Vanillaty Fair”.
  4. Then I lined my upper eye halfway with “Essence Super Fine Eyeliner Pen” and winged it out at the end:
  5. To give a little more depth in the outer-V I place in a darker bronzer. I used “Catrice Sun Glow Matt Bronzer in Deep Bronze”:
  6. I also took the same bronzer under the eye.
  7. Lastly I coated my top and bottom lashes with the “Catrice Ultimate Lash Multimizer Waterproof Mascara”:


For my lips I used “E.L.F. Shimmer Lip Gloss in Dream”:

I hope you guys liked it and if you do please make sure to give this entry a thumbs up.

XoXo, Jasmin.

Girls Night Out – Make Up Look

Hey my loves,

today I am sharing with you a new make-up tutorial. I wore it for a Girls Night Out, that turned sorta into a Girls Night In, but I still had loads of fun playing with my make-up. So here is the look:



  1. Clean, treat and moisturize your skin.
  2. Apply Primer, I used this one “Catrice Prime and Fine Pore Refining and Anti-Shine Base”
  3. Apply a little illuminator over your cheeks, your nose and cupids bow. I used “NYX Illuminator in Sunbeam”:
  4. Apply your favorite foundation, I used the “Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 125 Nude Beige”:
  5. Conceal any darkness under your eyes, for that I used “Essence Stay All-Day Concealer in Soft Beige”:
  6. Conceal any spots, for that I used “NYX HD Concealer in Beige”:
  7. Set your T-Zone with some powder, I used “L’Oréal Paris Indefectible Powder in Beige”:
  8. Bronzer your face to give you a natural glow, I used “Catrice Cosmetics Matt Bronzing Powder in “:
  9. Apply a mauve colored blush to your cheeks, I used “E.L.F. Blush in Mellow Mauve”:
  10. Use a  highlighter, to bring highlight to your cheekbone and brow bone, I used “P2 Perfect Face All-Over Illuminator”.


  1. For a base I used “Maybelline’s Color Stay Tattoo Eyeshadow in Metallic Pomegranate”, I also used it under the eye:
  2. Under my brow, I used a matt white color. I used “Catrice Velvet Matt Eyeshadow in Vanillaty Fair”.
  3. All over the lid and therefore everywhere we put the Color Stay Tattoo I used the fifth color of the “Make Up Revolution Redemption Iconic 3 Palette”.
  4. I used the first color of the same palette to highlight again under the brow bone.
  5. Then I used the second color and placed it halfway on the lid and blended it in with the other colors. I did the same thing under the eye.
  6. Then I used a liquid eyeliner pencil from essence to create a wing:
  7. On top of the wing I used the last color of the Make Up Revolution palette. I also used it on the outer corner of the under eye.
  8. Coat your top and bottom lashes with some mascara and fill in your eyebrows if needed. For my mascara I used “Catrice Ultimate Lash Multimizer Mascara “:


  1. Line your lips with a nude lip liner. I used “Catrice Longlasting Lip Liner in Vintage Rose”:
  2. On top of that I used “P2 Soft Nude Lipstick in Soft Caramel”.

I hope you guys liked it and if you do please make sure to give this entry a thumbs up.

XoXo, Jasmin.

Hair Style Transformation for Spring/Summer 2015

Hey my loves,

last week I got my hair cut and colored, first of all because my roots were way to far grown out, but also because I wanted a big change in my hair length. My hair was very long and also at the roots very thin, so I thought why not cut it to shoulder length and let it grow out healthier. Here is my new cut and color:

I have a few layers as you can see in the picture on the right. They start at around my chin and the layers in front start under my nose. For the color I just got blonde highlights and my hairdresser put a toner in to get the yellow undertone out. I absolutely love it and my hair feels so much healthier now.


Tell me in the comments if you are planning on changing your hair for Spring/Summer. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

XoXo, Jasmin.


Book Monday – @OriginalSGreenD

“The World According to Garp” – John Irving

If you are familiar with Irving’s work, you know that in each one of his novels, there always are at least two prostitutes and a high chance of at least one trans-sexual or at least one bear or both, plus the treatment of several socially sensitive subjects like, for instance, sexism, racism, war, rape, and cheating on spouses. Now, in Irving’s fourth novel “The World According to Garp” you have ALL of the above, and the magic of John Irving is that he manages to treat the worst things imaginable with a sense of dark humor and an eye for the absurd that has yet to find an adequate match. Reading of the entire life of author T.S. Garp and his family, you will laugh and you will cry and you will never want this novel to end.

“Cider House Rules” – John Irving

Speaking of Irving’s treatment of socially sensitive subjects, this book deals with abortion, one thing that politicians and religions and generally every person on the planet has thought about and formed an opinion on. The story of orphans, birth control and the treatment of Afro-Americans is beautiful, realistic and shocking, and because this is Irving we are talking about, it is also hysterically funny and absurd and littered with historical observations of the early 20th century America and its societal structures. Sure, it is a thick book, but seeing it through to the end is not only rewarding, it’s an experience you will not want to miss.

“The Help” – Kathryn Stockett

Yet another anti-racist novel has made it onto my list. Never have I been able to understand the pain that black women went through in the 1960’s in the Southern States as well as when I read this beautiful story about civil courage and standing up against oppression. The novel by Stockett is relevant, but also heart-warming and, at times, extremely funny, without ever getting sentimental. An absolute must in every bookshelf.

“We Need to Talk About Kevin” – Lionel Shriver

This story about a teenager who stages a massacre at his school is anything but funny. It is uncomfortable, it is harsh and gruesome, and it talks about a subject that is so touchy I have rarely (if ever) seen it dealt with so consciously and out in the open: Kevin’s mother Eva hates her son and has always felt estranged towards him. The novel is composed in letters that Eva writes to her husband, and in these letters she spreads out her guilt, her confusion, her hurt, her hate. And even though the story is told in a loosely chronological order and culminates with what you already know (said massacre), you need to read it from beginning to end, because the finale is so surprising and painful to read it will stay with you for a long time.

“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” – John Le Carré

I am aware that British spy novels are not everybody’s cup of tea, but you need to give this masterpiece a chance to let it drag you into a dark, hostile world of post-WWII Great Britain and the inner workings of their Secret Service MI6. What I love so much about le Carré is that his writing challenges me. Let your attention slip for a minute, and suddenly you have missed an important detail and you need to re-read the last five pages to catch up again. It makes your reading experience of this story, told through a maze of flash-backs and conversations, gratifying, intense and exciting.

“Millenium Trilogy” – Stieg Larsson

Swedish crime novels have been widely successful and popular for a long time (look at Henning Mankell and Håkan Nesser) because of their gloomy atmosphere and unadorned depiction of violence and the dark recesses of human minds. But I did not get the hang of it until I read Stieg Larsson’s trilogy about Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist. It must have something to do with the fact that, while the first installment “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” is a very dark and gruesome tale of murder and revenge with a nice spin, parts 2 “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and 3 “The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest” develop more and more into a legal and political thriller while still maintaining the dark and hostile atmosphere established in the first part. A must for thriller fans.

“It” – Stephen King

It is no secret that many literary critics have torn King apart, for his works are – allegedly – free of any content safe for the means to shock. Now, while that very well may be true for some of his short stories, it is not for this monumental novel about the evil in the world. “It” is not just the clown Pennywise, it’s the cruelty and hate that every being holds in its deepest secret primal form. The story is told on so many levels of time and space it is hard, if not impossible, to be grasped on film. Of course it is a horror story, and it’s shocking, but the most shocking thing is how true it is at times. Advice from me: do not read while you are home alone.

“The Mists of Avalon” – Marion Zimmer Bradley

As someone who is anything but a fan of fantasy stories, I am as surprised as you might be that this novel made it onto my list of all-time favorites, but this telling of the Arthurian legend is so perfect and gripping and epic that it has reached a somewhat Bible-like status for me. Furthermore, my mother was recommended to read this book when she was at college because it is a realistic depiction of what life had been like for educated women in the Middle Ages. The descriptions of Avalon are so intricate I can see it before my inner eye as if I had actually been there myself.

“The Lost World” Michael Crichton

It has to be the second installment of his Jurassic Park novels that is my favorite work of Crichton. The story, deviating entirely from the second movie (which was terrible), concentrates on fighting for survival in a hostile environment, the dinosaurs who pose the biggest threat in this environment, and, as is typical for Crichton’s works, the scientific background that put these dinosaurs there. The pages of discussion about chaos theory and natural selection are fascinating, but they can easily be skipped to delve right into an amazing action adventure.

“The Talented Mr.Ripley” – Patricia Highsmith

We have all seen TV shows like “Dexter” or “Breaking Bad”, so we know that there is something in these characters on the wrong side of the law that has us rooting for them. We can’t pin down what it is, but we do not want them to get caught. And that is in essence what this story about a 1950’s con artist who involuntarily turns into a murderer is about. Tom Ripley does terrible things, but the reader cannot help but like him, understand him, make excuses for him. The sequels are a satisfying read, as well, but the first installment of Ripley has got to be singled out as the best one in the series.

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Movie Monday – Miri aka @OriginalSGreenD

7. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

We have been waiting for it a long, long time, and here it is now. The release of Episode VII is scheduled for December, so there is still an almost year-long wait ahead of us, but it is getting closer and closer.

I have to admit that I never was a big Star Wars fan. Born in 1990, the first one I saw was (unfortunately) Episode I, and even though I had no eye for cinematic quality as a kid, I do remember being bored out of my mind in the theater back then. That experience kind of spoiled the franchise for me a little, but I do recognize and understand the deep appreciation fans have for the original trilogy, and what little footage we were allowed to see so far looks great. I might be convinced to watch it in theaters.

Anyways, re-christening JJ Abrams “Jar Jar Abrams”, as some skeptical fans have, is unnecessary. Why anticipate the worst possible outcome?

6. Pound of Flesh

Now you might think I’ve lost my mind. What is Jean-Claude Van Damme doing on this list? Well, if you saw “The Expendables 2” and “Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning” (both 2012), you know JCVD can make for some really great end-boss action. The premise of this indie action flick sounds promising as well, with a missing kidney and an angry JCVD looking for revenge. This might be another candidate for direct-to-DVD, and I could not find a release date nor a trailer, but according to filming had wrapped up in May 2014, so the chances are high we will be graced with it this year.

5. The Fall season 2

One British production has made it onto my list of things to look out for in 2015: the amazing series about a sexy serial killer in Belfast consisted of only five one-hour episodes for its first season, but the story was knitted so tightly it could not have been realized any other way. Also the shortness makes it possible to watch the entire thing in one go, which I strongly recommend you do. The tension and thrill of it are breath-taking, not to mention the actors are fantastic, the scripts are intricate and pay an amount of attention to detail I have only seen on HBO so far. Altogether this five-hour thriller was not something I would have expected the BBC to produce.

I am aware that technically, season 2 was released in November 2014 and that should disqualify “The Fall” from this list, but I have not been able to see it yet. If I can, I will watch the six episodes in one go again and then probably sleep with the lights on. Also, I did pick a trailer for you to watch, but to be honest, I did not watch it, because for this show, spoilers are deadly.

4. Justified season 6

FX’s “Justified” is one of the most underrated TV shows I know. The story of Deputy US Marshal Raylan Givens returning to his hometown Harlan, Kentucky, and his life-long friend/nemesis Boyd Crowder was based on a short story by Elmore Leonard, and some of the intrigues and schemes hatched in that show really remind you of “Jackie Brown” and make Leonard’s best qualities shine through.

Even though “Justified” was graced with several Emmy nominations and a few wins and has made it to its sixth and final season, the show never reached the popularity I feel it deserves; in my list of all-time favorites it would easily crack the top five. I am sad to see it end now, but at the same time I am anxious to see how the story about crime, friendship and betrayal comes to a head. If you haven’t seen this show, but you like drama series quality with brilliant, quick-witted dialogues, a gloomy atmosphere and bloody shoot-outs, there is only one thing I can tell you.

Watch it.

3. Community season 6

When I watched the pilot episode of “Community” I knew this was going to be a big thing. This TV show was possibly the funniest comedy ever. Oh, the quotes, the hints, the constant insertions of meta-elements and jokes you could only understand if you knew your way around movie history – I was in fan-heaven, even more so when Abed’s promise of “Six seasons and a movie!” for the low scale NBC show “The Cape” was taken out of its in-show context and referred to “Community” itself.

Countless hearts were broken – mine included – when the show was canceled after only five seasons. (I still wish for all NBC officials to get nothing but socks and Chris de Burgh CDs for Christmas for the rest of their lives.) All hope seemed lost when suddenly Yahoo! Screen turned out to be the unexpected knight in streaming armor. I guess most fans were thinking the same thing: TV series, web series – who cares, as long as there’s another season! A few members of the original cast have already left, and new characters will be added, but as long as Danny Pudi’s Abed and Dan Harmon are still on board, what can possibly go wrong?

Now the only thing we need is a movie and Abed’s prediction will be fulfilled.

2. Better Call Saul

If you cook meth for a living and you get into a tight spot with the law, who you gonna call?

No, not the Ghostbusters. You know who I’m talking about.

In “Breaking Bad” Saul Goodman aka Jimmy McGill was one of the most popular characters, even though he only entered the series at the end of season 2. Why? Well, the answer is obvious: he was comic relief, he was slightly ridiculous in everything he did, he was the epitome of a slimy lawyer, but at the same time he was sympathetic and honest and had the greatest catch phrase. Not to mention, “Mr. Show” Bob Odenkirk did a fantastic job portraying him. I have to admit, the moment I first saw him on the show, he immediately became my favorite character.

Hence, when I heard there would be a spin-off called “Better Call Saul”, I was over the moon. I still am. This will probably be the TV event of 2015 for me.

1. Skin Trade

If you are a true lover of the medium of film, you cannot get around watching the old action classics, and in that genre there is no way around good old Dolph Lundgren. He is “The Punisher” (1989) and the “Red Scorpion” (1988), after all. And now, after a successful and joyous return to the big screen thanks to Stallone and the Expendables franchise, he has written, produced and starred in a new movie that’s supposed to be released this year: “Skin Trade”.

With human trafficking the movie touches on an important subject, and the action in the trailer looks nice; still, there is a chance this production could end up as direct-to-DVD, considering “The Expendables” (2010) was Lundgren’s first cinematic release in over a decade. However, the involvement of Tony Jaa and Ron Perlman (!) might lead to a theatrical release in more countries than just the US.

I have a deep appreciation for Dolph Lundgren because, while he is not a great actor, he is almost always fun to watch. That’s why I had to put “Skin Trade” to the top of my list. I am really looking forward to some good action reminiscent of the old days.

Agree with my list? Do you have anything to add that has not received the attention it deserves? Feel free to let us know.


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Skin Trade trailer:

Better Call Saul trailer:

Community season 6 trailer:

Justified season 6 trailer:

The Fall season 2 trailer:

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens trailer:

Daytime Smokey-Eye Look

Hey my loves,
today’s Make-Up look is a daytime smokey-eye which you can wear to work or if you have a daytime event and need to wear something simple but yet glamorous. Here is the look:

And here is a close-up for the eyes (I’m sorry for the blurry images, but I had to use my phone, because I don’t have a working Camera):


Step 1

Apply sticky tape in an angle upwards from you under-eye, but keep it lower. We want to elongate the eyes instead lifting them up.

Step 2

Take an angle brush and any black eyeshadow and create a winged line, you don’t have to be too precise because we are going to blend over it soon. Make the line as thick or thin as you prefer.

Step 3

Take any dark brown shadow and place it on the outer V and blend it in the crease an blend it over the black eyeshadow you applied earlier.

Step 4

Take any vanilla colored eyeshadow and place it on the lid, blend it into the darker colors with a clear blending brush.

Step 5 
Take your favorite liquid eyeliner and line your eyes, use the black shadow as a guideline, but don’t make the eyeliner bigger than that. Blend over the eyeliner with the black shadow you used before hand.

Step 6 

Apply the dark brown shadow under the eyes and blend it in. then use you favorite mascara and coat your lashes as you prefer it. For highlight use the vanilla colored eyeshadow.

Step 7

Finish the rest of your face, like you would normally do on a daily base and add any lipstick you prefer.

Products I used:


Catrice Cosmetics – Prime and Fine Pore Refining Anti-Shine Base

L’Oréal Paris – Indefectible Foundation in 145 Rosé Beige

L’Oréal Paris – Indefectible Powder in 225 Beige

NYX Cosmetics – Blush in PB04 Silky Rose

Catrice Cosmetics – Sun Glow Matt Bronzing Powder for Darker Skin


Catrice Cosmetics – Velvet Matt Eyeshadow in 10 – Vanillaty Fair

p2 – Matt Dream Eyeshadow in 10 – Black Attitude

p2 Gold & Crown New Baroque Eyeshadow

Catrice Cosmetics – Calligraph Eyeliner

Catrice Cosmetics – Ultimate Lash Multimizer Mascara

I hope you liked this Make-Up look, and if you recreate it, please tag me on Twitter or Instagram so I can see them.

XoXo, Jasmin.



My New Year’s Eve Look

Hey my loves,

it’s 2015! I can’t believe how fast 2014 has past, it was a good year and I hope 2015 is going much better! Today I share with you my make-up and hair look I wore on New Year’s Eve. I think you can still rock this look for another party. Here’s the finished look:

Here is a close up of the eyes:

As you can see I went for a silver metallic glitter smokey eye and straight hair! And here is my step-by-step instructions with picture of the products I have used for this look. Enjoy!

Step 1

Prep your skin, if you want your make up to last. Rinse it off with water and your favorite washing gel and then moisturize.

Step 2

Place sticky tape in an angle upwards from your under eye lash area. This way you don’t have to worry about being a little messier. Before I applied foundation and everything else I applied the eyeshadows first, because I knew I would have a lot of fall out.

Step 3

Prime your eyes. I used Essence Stay-all-day concealer.

Step 4

Place a dark brown shadow on your outer V and blend inward but concentrate the color in the crease and outer V. Don’t put any shadow on the lid. Blend until you like it.

Step 5

Take a vanilla-colored eyeshadow and place it on the lid, then take a clear blending brush and blend it in with the brown eyeshadow you had applied earlier.

Step 6

To make the glitter shadow last longer, I used an eyeshadow cream in a same color and placed it onto the lid, where I had applied the vanilla shadow before hand. Before the cream dries, go in with your glitter of choice, as I said earlier I went for a silver one.

Step 7

After I had a applied the glitter shadow I choose to deepen the brown with a black eyeshadow on the outer V of the eye. Then I took an liquid eyeliner and placed a small line on the upper lash line.

Here are the products I used on my eye:


Step 8

Remove the sticky tape and remove any fall out.

Step 9

Before I finished the eyes I applied a primer to my face, I used the Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine. And then a mix of  my foundations. I mixed Catrice Cosmetics Nude Illusion Make Up and Maybelline Super Stay Better Skin. For the under-eye concealer I used Essence stay-all-day concealer and for any redness and blemishes NYX HD Concealer.

Step 10

To set my foundation I used Catrice Cosmetics All Matt Plus Shine Control Powder. To contour and bronzer I used Catrice Cosmetics Sun Glow Matt Bronzing Powder. I mixed Essence Silky Touch Blush and NYX Blush to get the color I wanted. As a highlighter I used p2 Perfect Face All-over illuminator

Here are the products I used on the face:


Step 11

Then I finished off my eyes. I mixed the brown and black eyeshadow and placed them on the outer half of the under eye and in the inner corner I placed the vanilla eyeshadow.

Step 12

Coat your lashes with your favorite Mascara, I used Catrice Cosmetics Ultimate Lash Multimizer Mascara.


Step 13

At last I applied my absolute favorite Lipstick. KIKO Cosmetics Velvet Mat Satin Lipstick in 602 – Natural Rose.


To straighten my hair I used Remington Curling Wand C196S1: 

Remington CI96S1 Ultimate Styler Lockenstab mit Turbo Boost Funktion

Remington CI96W1 Silk Curling Wand

If you recreate this look please tag  me on the picture and let me know about it one of my social media sites!

XoXo, Jasmin.


My Christmas Look

Hey my loves,
I thought I share with you my make-Up and hair look from Christmas Eve. I spend it with the family of one of my best friends. I went for a dark purple smokey eye and curly hair. I hoped you all had a wonderful and blessed Christmas time, I indeed had. So this is my final look:
ich4And here is a close up of the eye make up:


Here is my hair up close:

Christmas Look

I personally think that you can wear this make up for every occasion, for example for a New Year’s Eve Party. And here is my step by step tutorial, sadly without picture, because they got somehow all very blurry.

Step 1

Apply a base for your shadow and to even out your skin tone. I used the NYX HD Concealer in CW 04.

Step 2

Take a sticky tape on to the back of your hand so that is not sticky anymore. Then place it so that it goes from the under eye rim up to your eyebrow leaving a little space for a highlighter.

Step 3

I then took Maybelline’s Color Stay Tattoo gel-cream eyeshadow in 65-Pink gold and applied it all over the lid and into the crease.

Step 4

Take Maybelline’s Color Stay Tattoo gel-cream eyeshadow in 70-Metallic Pomegranate and place it on the outer half of your lid. Focusing the main color on the outer V and then blending it in toward the middle of the lid and up to the crease.

Step 5

Take the darkest shadow of the KIKO Cosmetics Color Fever Eyeshadow Palette 101 and place it over the Metallic Pomegranate shadow but focus it on the outer-v and up close to the lash line.

Step 6

Take the lighter dark shadow of the Palette and apply it as a transitioning color between the middle and outer part of the lid and also the crease.

Step 7

Then take the rose shadow of the palette and apply it to the front half of the lid, blending it into the shadow applied before.

Step 8

Repeat the steps from the upper eye lid under the eye. Blend very well, this is for the lid and the under eye area very important.

Step 9

Apply the highlighter to your brow bone, at first I used Catrice Cosmetics Velvet Matt Eyeshadow in 010- Vanillaty Fair and then went in with the highlighter shade of the palette. Also placing this color in the inner corner of the eye.

Step 10

Apply your favorite mascara, I used Catrice Cosmetics Ultimate Lash Voluminzer Mascara in Black.

Step 11

Remove the sticky tape and connect the upper lid and the under eye area with the darkest shade of the KIKO palettes.

Step 12

Clean up any fall out and finish the rest of your face.

I used Maybelline Super Stay Better Skin Foundation in 021 Nude. Then for concealer I used the NYX HD again. To set my foundation and concealer I used Catrice Cosmetics All Matt Plus Shine Control Powder in 025 Sand Beige. As a contour and bronzer I used Catrice Cosmetics Sun Glow Matt Bronzing Powder for Darker Skin in 020 Deep Bronze. For my blush I used NYX Blush in PB04 Silky Rose and as my highlighter I took p2 Professional Perfect Fall all-over illuminator.

To curl my hair I used the Remington Curling Wand C196S1. You can find it here: 
Remington CI96S1 Ultimate Styler Lockenstab mit Turbo Boost Funktion
This one is pretty similiar:
Remington CI96W1 Silk Curling Wand

I hope you all have a wonderful day and I wish you all a happy new year.

XoXo, Jasmin.

Amsterdam – The Food, The Sights, The Feeling

Hey my loves,

as you might or might not know I went to Amsterdam for my birthday! We were staying at the Amstel Botel and I had such a lovely time! I really want to go back and have a little more time, because the city is so beautiful and inspiring.

On the evening of November 7th we arrived pretty late, I believe it was around 10:30 pm, so we just went straight in our rooms to get some sleep. Which was to say pretty short due to some loud noises from the boat or the heating, but the view of the beautiful sunrise in the morning made it all go away. On Saturday we spent our time shopping, because what else do you do if you just have basically one day. In the evening we went to a near by Restaurant called IJ Kantine, which first of all had this amazing window with all the bottles of alcohol and secondly one foodgasm after another. It was so delicious and amazing. On Sunday instead of driving straight home we made a detour to Rotterdam, because a friend of ours is living there. And I had the best rooibus tea ever!

Over all, this weekend trip was so much fun and it was so nice just to see something else. Amsterdam is a very beautiful city and I would love to go back some day!

So enough of me babbling. Here are some pictures:

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Xoxo, Jasmin.

Wherever you go, go with all your heart. ~ Confucius

10 Steps: How to plan a weekend getaway with your friends

Hey my loves,

this weekend I am going away with two of my friends for a weekend getaway to Amsterdam and I thought I share with you how we planned it and even give you some inspirations for packing and other things. But today I give you 10 steps on how to actually plan your trip. I hope you all have an awesome day and if you go on a weekend trip with your friends, please feel free to tag me on Twitter: The Dawn of Inspiration or on Instagram: Beckett1991 !

  1. Find a date that fits for all of you. If it is for your birthday make sure you ask your friends at least 6-8 weeks beforehand.
  2. Decide where you wanna go, you could decide it on your own (maybe because it is your birthday), you could decide together or you could even see what the cheapest getaway from your home town is.
  3. Think about where you’re going and if you decided beforehand you were travelling by car, make sure it is not so far away (tops 3 hour drive, I would recommend)
  4. The easiest way to book it, is if one of you is the “money master”, this means one of you controls the money for booking and traveling.
  5. Book a hotel or whatever you want to stay in and make sure you have the money you need from your friends.
  6. Think about what you want to do (relaxing, wellness, sightseeing) and discuss it with your friends. Maybe even start a group on Facebook or WhatsApp.
  7. Plan your outfits ahead so that you don’t have to take too much with you.
  8. Make a list of everything you will need, including passport and all that.
  9. Pack something for the travel (especially if you go by car or train).
  10. Enjoy and have fun, maybe even turn your mobile phone off, if you can.

We planned the trip with a travel agency, but there are quite a lot online vacation sites. Whatever you prefer ist fine. I hope those 10 steps helped you and stay tuned for more fun things coming this weekend.

I wish you all a wonderful start in the week.

Xoxo, Jasmin.