I think I’m officially a walking Dough Ball

Ahhhh Christmas. It’s a glorious time of year. People are in a good mood, the streets turn in to magical wonderlands and there is plenty of festive food to feast on.

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And plenty can easily be replaced by oodles of, heaps of, or a cornucopia of food!

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Persian Rice

Persian Rice

Enter: the feeling of being a “dough ball”

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I’m generally someone who thrives on eating loads and loads of fruits and vegetables. In keeping with the “big words” used above, you could say I eat a plethora of them. Practicing control with healthy foods like those was never necessary and thus, I have no self-control when it comes to anything I like…

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I just eat, drink and be merry… and let me tell you it really gets to you when you start on the 21st..

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But complaints are better the morning after 😉 Let’s relish the deliciousness of this holiday and recap how I celebrated this year – my first Christmas officially not a teenager!

On the 24th my mom and I celebrated with family friends. We’ve spent the last three Christmases there and it’s starting to become a real tradition.

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I went for a glamour/chic look of a pale pink lacy dress, leopard print shoes, pink blazer…

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..and lots and lots of mascara!

IMG_1037We ate a wide variety of rice, salad, lentils, sweet potato and much much more! I also made peanut butter truffles and a raspberry frozen treat, but was incapable of remembering to take pictures… they were great though!

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I also finally enjoyed some pink champagne! 🙂

On the 25th we celebrated with my dad.

IMG_1051Leopard print shoes were a theme this Christmas… once open-toed and once just plateaued.

IMG_1042Check out his red slippers! 😀

IMG_1054..mascara was also a theme.. and so was loads and loads of food 😉

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On the 26th we went to visit my family in Vienna

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We enjoyed a lot of Viennese treats..

IMG_1065Like this Kaiserschmarn 🙂

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We also enjoyed a lot from afar 🙂

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Vienna is a really beautiful city. I hope to visit it again soon! It reminds me a lot of Paris, with its majestic charm and royal flair.. I seem to have a thing for the romantic, magical ambiance 🙂

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IMG_1064Now that I’m back in Zurich, I need to go through a major detox to start feeling hunger again though, and feel less like a dough ball 😉

But of course, I had to have one more Swiss chocolate while enjoying a spectacular view during the flight back.

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IMG_1075Oh well, tomorrow is another day 😉

With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo

 

 

 

Manicure Monday

Finally I’m back on schedule with my Manicure Monday Posts!

IMG_0989This was my nail look for my birthday.

IMG_0996I decided to embellish my nails even more, graduating from leathery nails to beaded nails in under 24 hours. Reasons? Hmmm..

I’m still asking myself why I now have over 4 layers of polish on my nails. Maybe my constant nail polish application is a reflection of my character? Or maybe more of my character flaws… 😉

IMG_0992Whatever the reason (how about laziness?) I now have beaded nails! They’re fun to touch, but not too appealing to the eye

IMG_1014I paired them with a pink, fluffy, sparkly dress, clunky shoes and a shoulder-padded jeans jacket

IMG_1018Nothing screams “I’m no longer a teenager” like a bright pink dress and beaded nails. Nothing.

IMG_1016Looks different without the accessories. Almost fit for a little girl’s princess-themed birthday party. Almost.

I’ll always be a little girl running around in a fluffy dress and a tiara at heart.

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I’m luckily not too old for decorated birthday cakes

IMG_1019..with a warm welcome from the dogs in my life 🙂

IMG_1021In case you were wondering, decorated cakes are kind of a thing at my birthday.

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My parents get super creative 🙂

This year, I went out to a restaurant that specialises in molecular cuisine. After that I went to drinks and dancing with my friends

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My makeup-highlight for the night was mascara

IMG_1017..and lots and lots of glitter 🙂

IMG_1015I also received a little gift from Sephora!

After getting home late and sleeping very little, my mom and I went out for some final shopping and roasted chestnuts

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And later on we decorated the tree

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Here’s to the Roaring Twenties 😉

Hope you all had a great weekend too!

With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Craze: Glitter

Tis the season for all things alight, sparkly and glittery!

IMG_0887And I’m not just speaking about the holiday lights and Christmas decorations! “All that glitters is gold”  also goes for makeup! From shimmering eyeshadow to glittery eyeliner, shiny lip gloss and luminous highlighters – it’s time to sparkle and shine and give the beautiful Christmas lights a run for their money 😉

I currently have a few favourites that I use regularly when I go out or need a glittery pick me up (sparkles make me feel all princessy ;)). I’ve also noticed a general increase in my use of glitter during the holiday season…

I mix this product by Becca into my foundation to add a little oomph.

IMG_0901It is a highlighter and gives off a hint of shimmer on my face. I chose to mix it in to my basic foundation, but you can also use it on its own as a skin brightener when you don’t want to wear any makeup, or as a highlighter on your cheekbones to add a shimmering accent instead of blush or bronzer. It gives a nice gleam to a Vitamin D lacking face, making you look awake and fresh whenever light hits it – perfect for the Winter!

Next I have a few products that I have already been using for many, many years. Some are more suited for holidays and others are, like the Becca shimmering skin perfector above, great additions to my daily routine.

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I have always been a fan of the Body Shop. Their Body Butters, lotions and shower gels have always been staples on my bathroom shelf, especially after my 13th birthday when no one knew what to get me and The Body Shop was the easiest and most enjoyable present they could think of. I got so many products, that some are still unopened and on my shelf! Crazy..

Anyhow, the one product I always make sure to stock up on in the winter is the shimmering body lotion. I mix it with regular body butter to add some sparkle to any exposed skin. My favourite scent is Vanilla, which is probably obvious as it’s the only one that is nearly empty (I’ve had these bottles for over a year now..)

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The Body Shop truly understands my passion and craving for sparkly glitter this time of year. Why else would they release a shimmering product for the face, and a glitter spritzer exactly a month or so before Christmas?

IMG_0912These shimmer pearls are beautiful and add a hint of colour and shimmer with each brush stroke. I purchased this after falling in love with my absolute favourite Guerlain Meteorites Perles Illuminating Powder, but not in love with its price tag.

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Whenever I open up the pretty, princess case, I enjoy the light, flowery scent and the beauty of the pearls. The various colours make for an even, lightly blushing shimmer, and the powder never gets stuck on the brush, read: no cake-y look! C’est magnifique! To save this glorious product though, I’ve been dialling back the use and replaced it with the less expensive, more shimmering version by the Body Shop – which is a win/win as more glitter is perfect right now 🙂

IMG_0911Once you have your basic shimmer covered, you sometimes need a bit more glitter. I often like to spray a bit in my hair for a bit of a va-va-voom effect when I go out.

IMG_0913I bought the one on the left a few years ago and use it sparingly. The one on the right was a present. I absolutely adore the vintage-glam feel of the bottle – they’re perfect bathroom decoration! I’ve only ever used them on their own, but wonder what they would look like mixed. Both colours work well with my dark brown hair, and add a bit of extra twinkle when I want to feel extra special 🙂

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Question of the Day: Do you add in more glittery products around the holiday season?

With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo