I'm currently very much looking forward to the summer. I always use the Bahama Mama nail varnish from Essie during summer for my toe nails as it looks really nice to tanned skin. The color of my fingernails depends on my mood. With tanned skin bright colors look really amazing (but I have one from Essie called Eternal Optimist, which is a fantastic nude tone and delicate to tanned skin, too).
For years my favorite color from Essie used to be Status Symbol (which I still love) and Chubby Cheeks (as I always wear red nails when I go to work - don't know why to be honest).
I also like the color 'Big Apple' from OPI, but unfortunately even with a base coat my nails turned orange. Does anyone of you have the same problem with OPI? How can I prevent it (I used a base coat, so I thought that is enough)? Help.
On the weekend I did something pretty stupid. As my boyfriend and I wanted to drive to his parents on Friday evening (I've been on a business trip on Thursday and Friday) I pre-packed my suitcase. I put all silk shirts and jackets on a hanger, so I could just put everything in the car. Yes, that was the plan. Unfortunately I didn't take my tops with me. Just the suitcase.
As we had planned a lot (a RUSSELL HOWARD SHOW :) ), I quickly bought a pullover for Saturday at Zara and a pullover for Sunday at French Connection. I didn't feel very good at all as I looked like I got dressed in the dark (no matchy matchy jacket or accessories). Therefore no new outfit pictures this week.
I have books (since I was about eleven) where I keep all my outfit inspirations, outfits that I wore, outfits that I want to wear, drawings of products that I would wish would exist and so on. Today you can see an outfit I wore last year at around that time when I was still living in Germany.
The other day I was blogging about my new member in my wardrobe - my orange coat. Since I bought it I wore it constantly. As my current uniform is basically a black oversized cashmere sweater (and believe me, I have plenty of them) and black or grey jeans, this is the perfect piece to add to my outfit as it gives me an instant 'extra', like a good accessory.
Cashmere Sweater _ ALL SAINTS (SIMILAR BUT MADE OF MERINO WOOL)
I know, I know. Some magazines said that Jimmy Choo is not the brand of the minute. To be honest, I don't care. There are certain brands in this world that will have my loyalty as they make products that are perfectly made for my body. So does Jimmy Choo. Since my first pair I love them. It is exactly MY size. And you know... If the shoe fits...
The other day I went back home to Germany to visit my family. It fell really good to see them and my friends. I really miss my dog Paul. He lives at my parents and as he is already 15.5 years old, he is too old to visit me in the UK. My brother and I got him from a pets home about six years ago.
I love dogs. They are the best on earth. If you are going to get a dog or thinking about it, PLEASE TAKE ONE FROM A PETS HOME (or an institution that saves them from getting killed in their home country). There are so many in all kinds and different ages, colors, sizes. Some are a bit more scared, but once you find a connection to them they will be your best friend and do everything for you. Everyone can find the right dog (even if you are looking for a special breed - maybe you have to look at different pets homes and call some of them).
By the way. If you are not a dog person, they do also have cats that need someone to love them.
When we got Paul, he did bite my family and me because he was scared of everything. His first owner hit him so bad that his nose and ribs were broken. They brought him to the vet to put him down - WHEN PAUL WAS ONLY ONE YEAR OLD! I can't believe how people can treat a little person (which every dog and every other animal is!) so badly! It makes me sad and angry at the same time.
Fortunately the vet told the previous owner that he won't put him down. So Paul went home with a young women who worked at the vet. As she had four cats - which Paul hates - she gave him to her aunt.
After a few years the aunt died, so they had to give Paul to a so called "care station". But they realized that they didn't look after him very well (they even broke his ribs again!), so Paul landed in a pets home, where my brother and I found him.
When we saw him the first time, he was not a particularly pretty dog. His hair was greasy, he was way too thin, he was crying as he was scared of all the people. The pets home said that it will be difficult to find an owner as he was already nine years old (so what? One of our sausage dogs turned 18!). After a month with walkies, nice food (my Mum cooks for him), sofa, baths and a fresh hair cut you could see what beauty he actually is :)
I would not recommend a breed that is difficult (like stubborn sausage dogs) or a dog that has a bad past if you get your first dog. We've always had dogs - sausage dogs and terriers - and love Paul the way he is. He is not easy (he always needs somebody, he didn't like driving in a car, he would bite us if we didn't 'obey' his sausage dog rules), but he is a great friend and the furriest of my family members :)