My favorite products for 2017

Last year was very busy and I didn’t realize how it flew by, a lot has happened and a lot has changed. Still, some new beauty favorites kept my good spirits in 2017 and I wanted to make a post about it and share it with you guys.

Garnier Biphase Micellar Water

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I think that almost every beauty guru has raved about this cleansing micellar water and there is a reason why. Since I’ve tried it, I think I went through three bottles at least and there is nothing like this product to take my mascara off. I normally use it for my eye makeup, but if I am too lazy to wash my face, it works just fine for removing foundation and lipstick as well. Read more

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Café Telegraph

I have been meaning to write a post about this café for a long time now, but you know how it is when you have a lot to do and you always say okay I’ll do it next week and next week becomes next month and so and so forth. Now, I have finally found the time to sit down and tell you all about this interesting place that offers more than meets the eye and surprises with great food and atmosphere.

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How I battled Latin

If you are reading this post, I am mostly sure you have either been in my situation or you are about to be. If I have to be honest, Latin was the biggest challenge in my studies and since I never had it in school, I had to do an additional exam at the university in order to finish my studies.

As now I am almost through with everything and writing my BA-paper, I needed to settle things with Latin ASAP. What I did was not the wisest thing I admit and mainly, leave it for the very end. I’ve always told myself: “There is time” or “I have too much going on right now to deal with it”, but honestly all of that was just my itty-bitty friend called “procrastination” whispering in my ear.

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Murder on the Orient Express (movie)

Maybe you have already read about my story about Orient Express and you already know I was looking forward to the release of the movie this month. Well, you probably also know that whenever you make plans, life laughs in your face and then all the things you scheduled so neatly in you head never happen. Take this for an example – I was looking forward to going and seeing “Murder on the Orient Express” as soon as it came out, but of course being sick for two weeks and having pre-holidays deadlines prevented me from going to the cinema. So all of that meant that I can only see the movie the other day on one of the last projections. Still, I loved the film and I decided to share a brief review with you and try not to spoil it for you.

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Christmas Cookies (and no, not gingerbread)

You may hate me for what I am about to say, but … gingerbread cookies are overrated. Few years ago when I was doing my Christmas baking I was really excited to make this recipe and guess what – in the end they turned out the same as the Spekulatius that you get in every other Billa. Of course you can imagine that I was incredibly disappointed, but last year I found another recipy that was incredbile and so delictous that I could not share it with you. As you can imagine I made it once again this year and I made a double batch since with my family the cookies are never enough.

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Albertina: Raffael

I have had a lot to do for university lately (more than usual), but we were talking with a friend of mine that we should go and visit Albertina after the opening of the new Raffael exhibition. Finally, I have found the time to do so, but as things have to be always ‘interesting’, my experience there was a tiny bit disastrous.

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Secret Vienna: Vienna Behind the Scenes Tour

After the tour at Zentralfriedhof, I was so impressed with what Secret Vienna has to offer, so once I got invited to another ramble around Vienna, I could not resist but join again. This time our walk was around the city center, revealing interesting hidden corners and lesser-known streets that I have always passed by, but never seemed to walk through. Let me tell you just this one thing, once you start living here, you go through the same paths every day and even if it is sad to admit it, with time you lose your adventurer’s spirit and occupied by your mundane daily routines, you forget to look past the tip of your nose. Therefore, thanks to this tour with Secret Vienna, the explorer’s spirit in me was once again awakened.

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Caudalie

I have been hearing about Caudalie a lot in the past few years, but I did not have the chance to try it out until now. The brand is actually the same age as I am (Team ’95) so I felt kind of connected to it once I realized that. If you are not familiar with them, they are a French company, mainly sold in pharmacies (at least in Austria) and they offer high-quality facial and body skincare.  I am a keen YouTube-watcher and one of my favorite beauty bloggers, Fleur de Force, was doing a video about Christmas gift guides and then she mentioned one of those Caudalie crackers and some other present ideas that they are doing this year.

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Secret Vienna: Zentralfriedhof

I was glad to be invited last week by Secret Vienna to one of their awesome tours around Vienna. Still haven’t heard about them? Well, if you are someone like me, who has already seen all those glam and glow places around the city and want something new, these are your guys! There are very few places in Vienna that I haven’t seen, but the central cemetery counts towards those ones.

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