People say that I’m a Dreamer…

..but I am not the only one.

That was proven once again last Thursday, when one of my childhood dreams came true.

I GOT TO SEE THE BACKSTREET BOYS LIVE IN CONCERT!

And you betcha that’s my tone-deaf voice singing along as loud as I can.

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Now I am not saying I am a hardcore fan… Yeeeeers I did buy the tshirt and filmed nearly every. single. song, and yes, I may or might not have known all of said songs by heart (I have a great memory and don’t forget things easily), but well.. what else was I meant to do.. it was the Backstreet Boys and I grew up listening to their songs and dancing along to their video clips (by the way, they still have the same choreographies and boy band moves).

I am still not a hardcore fan. I was not among the 35 + year olds swooning at Nick Carter when he waved in their direction, nor do I own all of their CD’s. My fascination of their music is purely nostalgic (I never got to see them when they were the bomb.com), and I wanted to enjoy  them while they were still relatively young and hunky and able to “shake what their mama’s gave them” (Howie’s words, not mine 😉 ). I guess I kinda saw this as a once in a lifetime experience that I had to enjoy to the max.

Oh and another fairly legitimate argument for why I am definitely no hard-core groupie: I also adored NSYNC*. Oh the horror…liking rival boy bands?! How could I…

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The concert was held at Live at Sunset, which is my mom and my favourite venue. The atmosphere is relaxed and genuine –  it’s not overly packed and the spectators go there to enjoy a nice evening outside with great food (from Hiltl, Yoji’s and Nooba to name a few) and close to their favourite musicians – even the one or two random husbands/boyfriends who were most likely dragged there against their will were having a fantastic time by the looks of it.

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I went there last year to see Sting and Natalie Cole as you may recall.

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This was the first time I couldn’t go with my mom and it was hard not to share my first “boyband” concert experience with her. She is always up for a good performance, even if she isn’t the biggest fan, so I made sure to send her all the videos I made that night.

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They really knew how to rock the stage. I had such a fantastic time, I am kind of glad I got to see them at an age where I can appreciate old memories of them being “the next big thing” and of myself annoying my parents by always wanting to listen to them in the car… although it was kinda freaky to be able to say: Ohhh that was my favourite song 10 years ago. 

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I am officially growing up. Music is changing. Boy bands should be a thing of the past and I fully embrace that. Buuuuuuuut first take me to the next S Club 7 reunion…. Cause there are somethings I will never give up on #foreveryoung 🙂

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With attitude and nailpolish, Anoushé xoxo

Manicure (Monday) Sunday – I’m Back!

Helloooooooooooooo blog world. How have you been?? Sorry to have gone MIA these last 2 weeks without a proper goodbye (or maybe my rant was a sign of being burnt out?). I was on holiday (yaay) and my absolute favourite island seemed to have trouble with WIFI everywhere (not so yay) #truestory…

Honestly I was doing pretty well with no internet until my phone magically connected to the non-working WIFI in our house, received a few messages, but then proceeded to not load anymore, leaving me frustrated and longing for 3G. This pretty much happened throughout the island until our last night, where we were at a restaurant with working WIFI…. which meant I only put my phone away to eat my meal… talk about father-daughter bonding (he was on his phone too) “virtual dinner”?

But still, no internet does not forgive my absence from you wonderful people. And then I came back to a short workweek (I had Thursday and Friday off for a pretty spectacular reason 😉 ), and to Germany winning the World Cup (i.e. plenty of late nights) so had LOADS of work to catch up on before heading back home to ZH…I should’ve sent a smoke signal or something to let you know I hadn’t forgotten about you… but I’ll make it up to you by bringing some sunshine and showing you pictures from our stay on the island and of life lately.

But more about that later. Manicure Monday Sunday is long overdue, so my holiday recap can wait – for now

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Deborah Lippmann 

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I’ve only tested two of her nail polishes so far, and find them to be of great quality: Highly pigmented, long-lasting and shiny even without a top coat.

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Overall more than satisfactory. If only the brush were a bit more like that of Dior’s, then it would be a done deal. But that stands for most nail polishes that aren’t made by that house of couture 😉 (Cause we all know ESSIE could use a different brush too…)

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I also quite liked the colour “Break 4 Love”. I mean.. it matches my protein smoothie

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And I would totally break 4 love.. plus I LUUUURV my boyfriend/car

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So overall the nail polish suits me in many different ways possible. Win/Win 😉

Now to keep you guys reading (I have a waterfall of thoughts on life, photos and random quirkiness coming your way), here is a teaser on what is yet to come:

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IMG_2273Wishing you a great Sunday 🙂 I’m off to my favourite BodyPump class (another thing I will be posting about ASAP)

With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo