Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Bit of Late Night Shopping; Nürnberg Nightmarket






I wanted to write a quick post today about the treasure trove that is the Nuremberg night market. Taking place once a month, we had never been able to make it to one until this week and I am so glad we did! Quite literally a treasure trove of old and new pieces, designer and high street, I'd say about 95% of it's offerings were women's fashion.

With a bar area offering everything from soft drinks to cocktails, you could have a seat and a break from shopping and enjoy the great atmosphere created by the DJ. There was also a Thai Streetfood buffet, 5 euros for a bowl that you could fill with whatever and as much as you wanted. It was almost like a cross between a night out and shopping, pretty perfect eh?

I was on a super strict budget of 10 euros and only if it was something I really thought was worth it - potentially something I could wear on my upcoming holiday to Italy (It's less than a month now, I literally can not wait!!). I managed to pick up a lovely white playsuit from H&M with lace inserts, still with the tags on for only 7 euros!

One thing though, the Parks which it was held in is a pretty big area with lots of different rooms, and almost every single room was jam packed. It starts at 6 and the shopping runs till 12, I think the bar was open till 1 if you wanted to stay for a few drinks and a dance after. We arrived at 7.30 and it was already in full swing so if you are going for some hard core bargains, then I would definitely arrive early.

I'm not always a fan of flea market type getups, but the addition of the street food and the dj really helped create a unique shopping experience. If you are ever around Nuremberg when one is on I would definitely say pop by for a nosey. You can take the Ubahn Line  2  to the station Rennweg then it is only a few minutes walk from there. If you want any more information you can check out the Facebook page here!

Do you like shopping in markets? What's the best bargain you have ever picked up? Let me know in the comments! XOXO
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Monday, 27 March 2017

Everyday Spring Makeup Essentials





I am really starting to feel like Spring now. The weather this weekend was absolutely lush and despite only being around 14 degrees I had the floral trousers out and spent a happy weekend walking in the woods and lying on my balcony in the sunshine.

I thought I would do a little bit of a different post today and talk about some of my absolute essentials when it comes to doing my makeup in the Springtime because as I have said before, I mostly read beauty blogs so I wanted to give my own thoughts for a change.. My makeup definitely changes throughout the seasons and although some of these products I use all year round, there are a couple I mostly only use in the warmer months.

This is a pretty minimal and quick routine and I pretty much wear a variation of this every day!
I almost always start with the Laura Geller Spackle Tinted Under Makeup Primer in the Shade Ethearal. It does look pretty pink when you squeeze it out but just adds a lovely luminosity to the skin. I also have a bronze shade which I can't wait to bring back to Germany when I am home in a few weeks!
Then my absolute favourite tinted moisturiser of all time, the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser in the colour Alaska. I love this base so much as it gives a great colour coverage whilst still being super light and moisturising on the skin. The colour is slightly too dark for me at the moment as I am not very tanned but I just roll with it anyway and make sure I blend some down my neck. It's looking pretty well loved in the photographs as it is about a year old now so I really do need to get myself a new one!

The Tarte Tartiest Mascara has also been a pretty everyday fixture, I always make sure to curl my lashes first though for maximum volume. I have also written about the KIKO Rebel Bouncy Blush in 02 Adorable Pink before here so you can check out that post if you want to know a bit more about it! I only ever really use one brow product and it is Benefit's Kabrow in the shade 6. It's is quite dark but then so are my brows so I use the brush provided in the lid to get tiny little strokes.

I keep my eyes pretty light at the moment and my favourite thing to do is just to take the lightest shade from the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette called Strange, which is a beautiful very very pale pink with a subtle shimmer and put it all over my lid. I then put a little bit of Burnout in the middle of my eyelid, and if I'm wanting a more defined look I put either Limit or Nooner  in the crease.

Finishing with lips, I usually go for a pink so I have picked these two as my two favourites. Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie gloss in the shade Sweet Kisser gives an excellent bright pink colour without being too sticky, or for a more matte option I go for my all time favourite matte formula, NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme in the shade 06 Istanbul.

I included my current perfume, Ghost in as if I am wearing any makeup at all chances are I will be wearing this perfume too. I got it for Christmas and although it irritated me it doesn't have a spray as it's just a small bottle, it smells absolutely incredible.

Just enough coverage and colour to give a fresh spring look but also super quick and easy and only takes about five to ten minutes. I have missed out eyeliner and contour because if I am really just doing a basic look I don't normally bother with them.

Have you tried any of these products? What's your Number 1. Spring makeup piece that you cannot live without? Let me know in the comments!
XOXO

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