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
Obligatory outfit picture
Best home made Italian pasta
Until next time,
Today was spend mostly outside on our beautiful self built terrace. I finally got all my flowers sorted and planted and I’m so happy with the result. Down below you can see a little sneak peak in the background. Yesterday I also put up some bird food and already this morning we saw three little birdies having their breakfast, one mother feeding her two babies. As we speak they are actually back probably getting their dinner.
I recently also purchased a self controller to take pictures with so I won’t need my self timer and stand and pose for 3-10 seconds before it goes off. Here is some of the result from the pictures I took this week.
Long Sating Shirt: H&M // Hijab: Modanisa // Shoes: Din Sko // Dress: Made by me
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
I’m sitting here on one of my four kitchen chairs looking out into the horizon. Even though my view is mostly green trees, you can see deep into the woods. And in the morning it’s especially beautiful with the sun rising from the vest.
I’m enjoying a bowl of fresh bought strawberries and a silence that only comes at night. The little one is in bed and I can finally breath out and relax a little bit more. Today was spent eventfully buying new flowers for our beautiful home built terrace. I’m no gardner since my last flowers died, all expect four. So this is my promise to take excellent care of the new once, I have to! I’m not born with green fingers but there’s always time to learn. And as soon as the terrace is done with all the decor I want it to have I’ll be the first one to show it to you. I cannot wait. Only bits and bobs left now.
On another note my creativity is sparkling like firework. I get the best ideas in the most random places, like the toilet, and I cannot wait to film ever more for you. If you don’t know already I have a YouTube channel where I try to upload once a week. I’ll also be doing more outfit posts as soon as I get the house to myself again which should be next week. I’m so excited!
I got a little bit less sleep than I’d hoped today but the sun is shining behind the clouds and it’s a new week. I’ve already been grocery shopping for the entire week and the only other thing I want to do today is maybe start a new sewing project. But for now I wanted to share my thoughts on the make-up brand INGLOT. I had never heard of the brand before a year ago when a shop opened at the shopping center I work at. Impressed by the great customer service and the professional make-up artist that work there to give you the best consultation with a wide range of inexpensive make-up.
AMC cream foundation
This was the first foundation I bought from Ingot and I was eager to try it out. I got good service from a make-up artist there and she tested out several foundations before we chose this one. Unfortunately after applying it myself I found it too creamy and very watery. I’ve always had trouble finding the right shade and I often go too dark. This time though it was too light for my face, even though I’m very pale to begin with. It did give me a nice coverage and I only needed 1-2 pumps for my whole face. Downside is was that it only lasted 3 months and I usually have my foundations up to six months.
After the first foundation was a miss I wanted to give the brand a second chance. So I did, and again got great service from one of the make-up artist working there. I told her what I thought of the first foundation and she agreed that I was too light for my skin. After a consultation she recommended a cream foundation. She told me it was light weight but I felt it covered up nicely when she applied it. When I came home and tried it for myself I realized how much product I had to use to get a nice complexion. And personally I think it’s too expensive for the amount of product I have to use to get the result I want. The shade on the other hand was spot on and perfect for my skin tone.
This is the first highlight that I’m impressed with and has stayed on my face the whole day. I’ve tried a cream one before and it has not worked with my skin type. You get a lot of product and a little goes a long way. It could be even more pigmented for my liking and it is a little bit messy when you apply it since it is in a powder form. But the prize is just right for the amount of product you get.
This has a nice fresh sent to it and it does the job. You have a lot of product for a very nice prize as well. I could definitely see myself buying this again.
Lash enhancer mascara
Mascara is always hard to buy because you can’t test it in the store and you just have to trust that the sale’s person. I was recommend this because I wanted length and it does give you that. But for me it clumps too much, the brush doesn’t define your lashes and you get too much product on your eyelashes.
It was a beautiful morning yesterday, looking over the fjord, still seeing the full moon lowering it’s gaze down the horizon. I tried to capture the view as well as I could from my terrace. Amazed what a beautiful nature we have.
Unfortantly this was my last full day in Germany. Even though we’re leaving late tomorrow I know the day is going to go to packing and travelling. I’ve already started my pre-packing and note to myself, “do not buy too much on holiday. You’re suitcase isn’t getting any bigger and neither is your purse, so save yourself the troubles and do not shop so much”. Now that, that is said and I will hopefully remember it till next time I want to tell you about my day.
It started off by sleeping in and having a nice and relaxed morning. At noon my mum and I went out with the car cause we wanted to see the last of Germany so we first went to the “Ammer” and then up “Hoher Peissenberg” where we had ice cafe. The evening went to spending some last-minute family time.
Jumped in my workout clothes today as well and cycled 20k on the bike again. But first I ran some errands and around 3 pm I was on my way to Hohenpeissenberg again. Didn’t have a E-bike today so it was a “real” workout. We, my mum and I, had a route planned out which went from Peiting till the next town and then up a hill where we planned to eat and drink something. It took us 2 hours before we were there and I was totally exhausted at the end. Since it was such a big hill we pushed our bikes most of the way and tried to find shortcuts but it was mostly through woods and fields.
Got such a great feeling when I was on the top and we had a great view as well – it made it all worth wild. On the top I had a bear and something “Bayrish” to eat just to strengthen myself again.
It was such a great feeling going down the hill again, just to see the most incredible view and enjoying everything.
But before we were all the way down again we stopped to say greet some family and they also had a tractor which I got to drive. It was so epic and one of the most fun things I’ve done in my life. I also drove a really small and old one, and this bad boy.
The day started off with way too little sleep and a lot of back and forth cause I needed a bike. At last after being to a family friend to fix a pump then to two sport stores just to find the first one closed we finally found a bike. And not just any bike but a electronic one. It helps you to cycle Eco friendly, standard or high which is most suited for hills. If you don’t like any of these settings you just go to no assistants. It was so much fun though and when we finally were on the way the sun was shinning and I got my workout and tan all in one. My mum and I went to Hohenpeissenberg, had a good talk and something to cool us down with.
Yet again the whole family made its way out to a lake. It was quit pleasant to be honest and I even went in. Had no intention to do so but it simply got to warm just sitting and boiling in the sun. Later we all went to the “beergarten” just beside the beach and had dinner. I finally got my half a liter of german beer and a nice and big “bretzln”. We’re finishing off the evening with coffee and cake in Granny’s “wintergarten”. What the rest of the evening will bring only time will tell.