Life

The week that went too fast

It’s Friday again and suddenly you’re sitting alone in your house wondering how time could go by so fast. A week ago I had just gotten home from Edinburgh, but I didn’t unpack until today. I only had 3 full days with my cousin but we managed to do a whole lot in those days. I’m so glad I have the opportunity to see her once in a while because we truly have the best time together. We can talk about anything and everything, and even though we have two different faiths, we support and respect each other. I was quite nervous seeing her again because she hadn’t seen me in hijab before, expect for my videos. Thank God, she was so sweet and understand and always gave me space and time to pray.

I wanted to take a moment and throw it back to a week ago and share some fond memories we made.


At the airport – half empty plane, whole row to myself – sunset view

Overpriced high tea with a double rainbow view

At Camera Obscura – Edinburgh from above

Edinburgh zoo

Obligatory outfit picture

Best home made Italian pasta


Until next time,

Elizabeth

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Life

Lazy Sunday

I’ve totally just spend the whole day on my couch. The last several hours I’ve been watching Modern family, Awkward and America’s next top model. A lot of episodes I had to catch up on but it’s just perfect for lazy Sundays. Right now I’m just enjoying some ginger bread and a cappuccino.

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Happy Sunday!

Elizabeth

Music

Talent

I was about to upload a new cover to YouTube, but listened to it one more time and decided that I should only upload things that I really know, which is hair and beauty. That’s why I’m going to leave the song singing to others including my much more so talented cousin, Lisa. Listen to her new cover, Skinny love here.

Check out her channel for more great covers!

Elizabeth

Life, Workout

The day after

I don’t think I’ve ever felt this sore but I just have to say last evenings workout was great. I finally finished my interval where I run for 2 minutes and sprint for 1 minute, repeating this 10 times with a 5 minute walk after the first half of repetitions. I’ve tried this once before but my legs didn’t manage to keep up, but this time I finished it all with a total of a 30 minute run, 15 minute walk equaling 6km, burning 400 kcal in 45 minutes. The backside is that I’m extremely sore today but it’s all worth it.

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“I regret that workout – said no one, ever!”

Elizabeth

Life

3 favorite Christmas movies

I’m not that huge fan of all the original Christmas movies, especially the crazy once where there is animation (except of course, The polar Express). I guess I was just raised that way and through the years I found my own Christmas must see movies, that I watch every year. On the top of that list is of course, The polar Express. It’s my absolute favorite Christmas movie of all time. It’s such brilliant movie and even though my friend mocked it yesterday while we where watching it I couldn’t care less. Nothing that anyone has ever said bad about that movie can bother me, because for me it’s the perfect Christmas movie, it’s always been and will always be the perfect Christmas movie. So now that I’ve made it clear that The polar Express is my favorite I want to talk about two other favorites.

So I watched #3 a couple of weeks ago with my father since we have a Christmas calendar on our television where we get 1 free movie throughout Christmas. Both of us have never seen 4 Christmases and it really did sound remotely fun. Even though I’ve always jumped over that movie whenever I saw it in our archive. But since it was free there could simple be no loss and no harm done. And boy did I miss out on a great movie the last couple of years. So since this movie is New to the “must see” – list I bet you it’s going to be seen next year again. It was a keeper, and hilariously funny. absolutely, and who doesn’t like Reese Witherspoon. Can’t really say much about the other actor because I quit frankly don’t adore him as much.

Now to the 2nd of must see holiday movies. And boy is this a holiday movie for the books. I love the movie The Holiday and ever since I’ve gotten my hands on the movie I couldn’t stop watching it. I do not believe I’ve gone one Christmas without watching it. Even if I have to watch it in another language, which I did. I had to watch it in German once, which was different and not the best translating but it was the best I could do then and there. It’s the most sweet and romantic Christmas love story and knocks out Love actually right from the start.

#1 The polar Express

#2 The holiday

#3 Four Christmases

Elizabeth

Life

1st of december

It’s finally here. Christmas. The countdown has begun for all, at least for us children. Children of any age. You know they say that you’re not really an adult before you’re childlike? So I think this is the perfect time to be a little child again.

I have never had a great relationship with Christmas, it has always been so distant. Growing up my family and I were different from others and I always wondered why. I was jealous of all the other kids. Christmas seemed like the most magical season of the year. I will never have real Christmas spirit, but I wish I had it and every year I try to get it. Watching old and new movies, listening to Christmas music, or baking with only candles lighting up the room. I never really seem to succeed but I do have a list over great Christmas songs played from the last decade.

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Elizabeth

Fashion & beauty

Home spa experience

A couple of days ago I made myself a spa evening at home. Candle lights, relaxing music, home-made facemasks – you name it! Therefor did I make a short video containing all the products I use when I pamper myself a little bit extra. I didn’t take any time to actually explain what all the products do so that’s why I wanted to share it here with you guys.

 

Products I use:
Lanza silver shampoo – brightens gray, white, platinum, blond & highlighted hair. Preserves hair color. Can be bought at a professional hairdressers.

L’oreal exfoliation scrub – Smooths and deep cleanses your skin. Can be bought at most beauty boutiques.

Sebastian light shampoo – Volum shampoo for those with oily scalp. Can be bought at professional hairdressers.
Sebastian hydre conditioner – Moisturizing conditioner for dry hair, only use at the hair ends. Can be bought at a professional hairdressers.

Paul Mitchell Forever Blonde shampoo – A blonde shampoo that preserves the blonde hair containing cold pigments to prevent the hair color to become warm.
Paul Mitchell Forever Blonde conditioner – A blonde conditioner that preserves the blonde hair containing Cold pigments to prevent the hair color to become warm.
(optional for those with blonde hair!)

Yves Rocher shower gel – grapefruit sence from Yves Rocher. Can be bought at Yves Rocher
L’oreal summer body lotion – Sublime Body Nutribronze giving you a natural glow after only 1 use! Can be bought at most beauty boutiques.

Lanza Trauma Treatment – A leave-in-Cure that heals and protects hair color. Can be bought at a professional hairdresser.

Home made lip scrub – Containing Brown sugar and oil.
Dermalogica daily microfoliant – For dry skin.
Dermalogica skin care – For normal to dry skin.

Elizabeth