Thursday, February 27, 2014

short vlogs - in english and auf deutsch


Decided to record a super short video telling you guys about my work day today. the first is in english and the second is in german (i really need to improve my german for this exam in july so i need to practice as much as possible haha) enjoy!


video


video



Wednesday, February 26, 2014

New Camera pt 2?

So i think I've found a better camera than the one I mentioned in my last post. It's the panasonic lumix g3, and it's perfect for what i intend to use it for. It has the articulated touch screen I wanted, and it's basically a mix between an SLR and a point shoot. I read it shoots great video, so i'm excited to order it this weekend. It's about 90 euros more expensive than the last camera, but I definitely think it's worth the 319 euro price tag. I also have a "probearbeit" (basically a work try-out) tomorrow at a hotel, so who knows? i may be employed full-time soon. wish me luck!








read more about the panasonic lumix g3 here

Monday, February 24, 2014

H&M Wishlist

http://www.hm.com/de/product/22034?article=22034-A

http://www.hm.com/de/product/12888?article=12888-C

http://www.hm.com/de/product/24836?article=24836-A#article=24836-A

http://www.hm.com/de/product/18530?article=18530-B


http://www.hm.com/de/product/19876?article=19876-A

http://www.hm.com/de/product/22572?article=22572-A


http://www.hm.com/de/product/21514?article=21514-A


http://www.hm.com/de/product/18142?article=18142-A



New Camera

Here's the camera I plan on buying in a week or two:







it's called the Nikon Coolpix l830 and i think i'm in love. all the reviews i've read have been great, and everyone says it takes awesome pictures and really good video. i'm a little disappointed it has a tilt LCD instead of a swivel because those are so convenient for recording youtube videos, but as long as i set the shot properly it shouldn't be a problem. i can't wait until i move in with my boyfriend and have someone to take pics of my outfits ;) hi martin :p anyone else have any suggestions for cameras before i go buy this baby? 229 euros is the price, very reasonable i think

Friday, February 21, 2014

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation





So it's taken me six months, but i've finally found my perfect color match in a foundation in Germany-- the shade is 3W2 Cashew in Estee Lauder's double wear foundation. It's not exactly impossible for me to find my proper shade--especially in higher end brands with a large selection of colors--considering how long i've been wearing makeup (over 10 years! wow), but the odds that a german store will be carrying that dark (and i'm not even that dark! i feel so bad for anyone darker than me living here looking for makeup haha) of a shade are damn near impossible.

a great recommendation i can make is to use the site findation.com --if you plug in your shade in one brand of foundation, they tell you what the equivalent would be in lots of other brands, such as mac, l'oreal, chanel, makeupforever, etc. they've been right so far in the brands i've used!

I like this foundation because it doesn't make me too oily--i have very oily skin and therefore i tend to gravitate towards long wear, mattifying foundations. this one does a great job at staying on my skin without oxidizing throughout the day which is a relief. it really is disappointing when your foundation is the perfect shade and then changes colors halfway through the day. i like to use this foundation with a beauty blender, because i find that even on my oily skin, any dry patches from acne medications i may be using tend to be highlighted when i buff in the foundation with a brush. fingers works well too, just make sure they're clean :) i also have been using the l'oreal youth code magic blur as a primer, and i have to say i'm actually pretty impressed. it does seem to blur my pores and fine lines, and helps at keeping the oil under control.

i'm planning to get a new camera in the next couple weeks, so i can start posting more regularly with pictures and updating my youtube channel again. hopefully i can put up some photographs of me wearing this foundation so you can see what i'm raving about! what are your favorite foundations? any recommendations for oily skin?


xo,
expat

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Apology

I know I've been super MIA but I just haven't had the inspiration needed to make a decent blog post lately. I promise to be back soon and I hope you're all doing well in the meantime :) love you guys!