Goodbyes and Other Thoughts on Going Abroad

I will land in Amsterdam in less than 3 days and I am slowly starting to realize that I won’t be seeing my friends and family for a really long time. This is definitely the worst part of going on a semester abroad – for anyone involved. I have talked to multiple friends who have…

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Let’s Get Packing! My Packing List for Half a Year in Amsterdam

The countdown is getting closer and closer to January 30th and I’ve just recently faced the fact that I really need to start packing. In this post I will try to list all the items I’m bringing with me for half a year in Amsterdam. First things first: I am a notorious overpacker, and always…

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Hungry for Holland – Starting my Journey

I had my name put on the waiting list for a semester abroad in November 2017 and in October 2018 I finally received the email to confirm that I will spend half a year in Amsterdam! As you can probably already tell, the process was long and challenging in different ways, but in the end it…

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Soft Honey Blonde Balayage

I went to get my hair done recently at my favorite salon ever and opted for a very soft balayage look. I really wanted to lighten up my complexion a little bit, without a drastic change. I basically had foilage done and toner afterwards, which was a looong process. Even though I am more of…

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Kiehl’s Christmas Haul

Being a fan of Kiehl’s products ever since I tried their Ultra Facial Cream a few years back, I was hoping to receive some nice goodies from them this year. Well, honestly the Kiehl’s products I got were not so much of a Christmas present, but more of a Black Friday purchase that already came…

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Review: Olaplex No. 4 and 5

Ever since Olaplex became popular a few years back, I’ve been a steady user of this magic hair potion. The No. 3 has been a solid part of my hair cair routine for three long years now, so you can only imagine how excited I was when they came out with the No. 4 and…

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Festive Traditions: a Stroll around the Austrian Christmas Market

Even though I am not a winter person at all, Austria remains to make it bearable with its appealing Christmas markets and abundance of seasonal food. In fact, the only way you will have me step outside my house during the gloomy months of the year is to invite me out for a savory Raclettebrot…

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Merry Christmas Everyone!

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a lovely time with your friends and family! I really don’t know whether it’s just me getting older or the fact that I have spent the past three years working all of Decemebr and even on the 24th, but I really have a hard time getting into…

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Review: Chanel’s Touche de Teint Belle Mine Foundation

For the past five years I have been a steady user of Chanel’s Vitalumiere Aqua foundation and generally a big fan of their make up range. Ever since my skin has become even drier and I wanted a foundation that is more convenient to use I’ve been dying to try the Touche de Teint Belle…

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The Best Places to Visit in Ios, Greece

Notoriously known as a mecca for party lovers, Ios truly is a unique island. Not only because of its nightlife but also for the fact that it is a rather secretive island of the Cyclades. As I love reminiscing about my trip to Ios Island, Greece, I’ve just recently come to pick my favorite spots…

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