The Blogger Tag: You’re it!

I saw this TAG going around and I thought it would be fun to do it =D It’s targeted for bloggers which I think is amazing because it covers all kind of bloggers, whereas other Tags aim to only fashion or beauty bloggers…Lets do this!
 
Questions:
1) How long does it take you to edit/write a post?
It depends on a lot of factors…if it’s a personal post about myself it doesn’t take that long (anything from 10min to half an hour), but if it is a specific post (like a fashion post targeted to a specific body type) where I have to do research and find pictures, it can take me up to an hour. I usually try to write posts on bulk, so I have something to rely on when my inspiration decides to go on vacation!
 
2) Are you a spender or saver?
Hm..I would say both…I am a good saver in the sense that I don’t actually go out and buy stuff all that often…but at the same time I am a spender because I always end up spending my money on other things, like gas or uni stuff… But I can manage my money pretty well for the most part.
3) What type of post do you enjoy writing or recording?
 
Well…I love writing advice posts…fashion and styling as well as beauty posts. But I think my favorite (and the one’s that tend to get more views) are the one’s that are a bit more personal!
 
4) Do your friends and family know about your blog/channel?
My friends know about it because I spammed asked them to all go like my page on Facebook =P what my family is concerned, my Mum and Dad know.
 
5) What Clothing Item do you wear way too much?
I probably have to go with jeans and cardigan…that’s my “uniform” so to say…I wear it almost everyday…but I’m trying to change my style up a bit and I’ve been getting good reactions when I do =D
 
6) Are you more likely to buy a bag or a pair of shoes?
 
I will more likely look at shoes…but then buy a bag.. =P The reason being that I love heels…but I feel like I can’t wear them because I’m tall and curvy…and wearing high heels just makes me feel huge =X I know it’s all in my head….
 
7) Are the outfits that you post really what you wear?
I haven’t posted many outfit pictures, but the few I did, yes I actually wear them out =D 
 
8) Who or What inspired you to start a blog or channel?

 I started my first blog back in 2004, at the time for the only purpose of sharing my thoughts…and soon it became something more…I want to be able to help people..empower curvier girls and be a positive influence! Today I hope to be a inspiration to young and not so young girls…and maybe also make some friends along the way!!! =D

 
9) What’s your style mantra? (in other words, what does style mean to you. I think….)
 
Style is what is only yours! What I mean is…fashion and trends are just that…what you do with it is style! When you take something and make it your own…regardless if it is a t-shirt and jeans or a cocktail dress…style is what you make out of fashion!
 
 
I tag all of you out there!!! And would love you to link your posts on the comment section so I can go check them out =D
 
Have a great week!!
 
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Inspirational Monday #17

Yesterday I, unwillingly, deleted a month worth of posts plus two months of pre-written posts.
I am now working on getting everything back up, but I couldn’t let Inspirational Monday pass without letting you know how amazing you guys are!
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You’re awesome just the way you are – never forget that!
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Time for a birthday wishlist!

 My birthday is in 27 days, on the 3rd of June…in 24 days I will be flying home to my parents to spend my birthday with them! Last year I ended up having literally the worst birthday ever and to make it even worse, I was alone. So I pretty much had decided then that I wouldn’t be alone this year and bough my ticket way back in February. Even though I wouldn’t be alone this year because I do have people in my life now, I’m still happy to see my parents and having a birthday dinner with my friends in Portugal as well! So I decided to make a wishlist for fun!
Birthday Wishlist
1. I received a sample of this perfume and it is amazing!! I totally fell in love! Typically I don’t buy perfumes for myself, as I find they’re more special as given as a gift, also because they’re kind of expensive and more of a splurge.
2. Jewelry is always a good gift! I typically like silver dainty jewelry that has special meaning, like the earrings my parents sent me last year for my birthday or the ring they gave me for graduation.
3. I’ve been in need of a new face wash, but since my skin is extremely sensitive I cannot use just anything…I’ve used this one from Clinique various times, it is expensive but it’s worth the money.
4. I’ve been using my Dad’s old suitcase for my travels since I’ve moved to Austria. And I say “old”, but it’s actually in perfect condition. The thing is, it does not belong to me and if he needs to travel, he doesn’t have a suitcase. So this has been on my wishlist for quite some time already.
5. I need a good foundation and this one from Clarins is actually perfect! It makes my skin feel like velvet and it doesn’t make me break out!! But at about 40€ a bottle, it’s not something I’d spend my money on right now.
6. Books! There are always a ton of books on my wishlist at any given time and I never get tired of getting them.
7. My all time favorite perfume!!! It was almost discontinued but thank god it didn’t!!!! Or better said, it didn’t in Austria…some other countries don’t carry it anymore..I love it and it’s not even one of the most expensive ones out there. I have a bottle, but it’s already over half way empty and I’m getting nervous with the thought of it ending!
2013-11-15

My Top 4 Maybelline Products

 I’m a huge fan of drugstore makeup and even thought I do own some high end makeup items, there are some items that I just keep on getting from the drugstore over and over again!
Top 4 Maybelline Products
Maybelline has always been one of my favorite brands! I used to always get their foundations until I learned to match them to my skin and realized their lightest shade is actually way to dark on me. Having that said, there are some products I wouldn’t buy from a high end brand!
Mascaras from Maybelline are my favorite!!! I’ve used the Colossal Volume Express for as long as I can remember and I love it, it still is one of my favorite mascaras out there! Then, late last year, I decided to finally try out the The falsies volume colossal express (the pink tube!) and I fell in love!!! I currently use both of them and at about 11€ a tube, they’re not too expensive in my opinion (of course you can also go for brands like Essence and such, which carry good mascaras, but I still think these two are better and worth the money!).
I remember when the color tattoo’s came out..once I tried them, I understood all the hype! They’re the perfect base for an eye makeup! I own the On and on Bronze and wear it to every brown smokey eye I make!
The color whispers are also amazing lipsticks!! I cannot find them in Austria or Portugal, but a friend of mine gave me one she got in America and I loved it!!! It gives the right amount of color without drying your lips!
These are my Top 4 Maybelline products! What are yours?
2013-11-15

Unknown disease

I know it’s been somewhat quiet here on the blog and I’m sorry. I have some pre-written posts, but they’re not supposed to be posted yet and I’m not capable of really writing anything right now.

I finally moved from Vienna to Linz, on the 25th of April. It’s the day of Liberty in Portugal, which I thought was kind of an appropriate date to make my move and start a new chapter of my life. Then last week I started taking care of the administrative things you always have to do when you move in Austria. I was feeling extremely tired and with low energy. It only got worse during the week and by Thursday evening after we got back from the rehearsal dinner of a wedding we’re attending next week, I realized my tonsils were swollen and with pus pustules again. I must confess I had a mini meltdown, I felt so overwhelmed and scared of what is going on, since this s the third time I’ve been sick in one month.

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Since Friday was a holiday in Austria, I had to wait until today to go to the doctors. The doctor told me to get a throat exam and some blood-work done, which I did. He does think that the tonsillitis is the effect of whatever I contracted and not the cause of the problem.

So now you know why I haven’t been writing or answering anyone’s emails. Please be patient, once I’m better, I’ll resume with the blogging, obviously, since I love it!

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