Chocolate-ish Cookies

Chocolate Cookies
To start this of with a little confession, I have to admit I’m not much of a baker. I mean, I did make Cinnamon Rolls years ago and cut out cookies for Christmas, but other than that – not so much. However with watching the German Enie Backt (if you are not familiar with it, look it up and enjoy the pictures) I really wanted to give it a try again – and hopefully work on that during spring and summer. now, my first try at baking again in Fabruary, was quite sucessful so I want to share the recipe I came up with.

For about two sheets you need:

  • two eggs
  • 125g butter
  • 200g sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 250g wheaties (they are called Schoko Wheaties and made from Chocolate and wheat, shaped like little pillows)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp starch
  • 150 ml milk
  • 150 g flour

Chocolate Cookies

I had a look at various cookie/bisquit recipes, before working on my own, that had to include those Wheaties. Why? Because I have tons of this stuff at home and I really don’t like them as a classic breakfast cereal with milk. However I do not want to throw them out and I thought they might work well as bisquits – and they do. The bisquits are crunchy on the outside and soft-ish on the inside and tast quite good, so here is how I go.

Chocolate Cookies

Mix the eggs, butter and sugar until you get a creamy consistence, then add all the other dry componentsand the milk and mix it up again. It will be a bit too liquid to get a proper cookie, so add some flour. Here is the thing: If you add about 70-100 g of flour you can just spread the dough over the baking paper sheet and you get sort of a brownie. If you use more flour, you will actually get cookies. The dough is really sticky and I would recommend making smaller heaps, because they rise quite a bit. Bake them at 180°C two-sided heat for give or take 20 minutes and let them cool down to get crunchy.

Chocolate Cookies

I really hope you enjoy the cookie if you make them or maybe if you change them up. Don’t be shy, mix it up and overthrow the rules of baking!

Riverdale | Fangirl Friday

Recently (aka Wednesday) I have been binge-watching Riverdale and I really really enjoy it so far. Which surprised me a bit, (atterntion, unpopular opinion ahead) because the last Netflix original I watched bored me. Stranger Things, that is – it is an 80s mystery story and I made a break after episode two and then stopped torturing me midway through episode three and switched to Riverdale. That was a pretty good desicion, I must say. However I have no connection to the comics, only a vague idea of who Sabrina the Teenage Witch is and she isn’t in so far.

The concept is easily explained, it is set at a high school and a student dies (the cause for this is unknown in the beginning). So of course, allegations and fear follow, but besides that it also features regular high school stuff, romance, friendship, fighting.
While none of the actors look like they still go to school, but rather to college, I think it fits in a way, because the whole show is very picturesque and more like a perfect painting. I assume there is a lot of symbolism behind colour choices and most of the outfits have a midcentury charme. The white outfit Cherly wears in the beginning could just as well have been worn 60 years ago. And with all the novelty brooches I’m constantly thinking: Ohh, I know where they got this one/someone who has one just like it. But it is not only the outifts, also the whole enviroment, rooms, houses, everything from Pop’s to Archie’s rooms shows how much detail they put into the show. The story telling is another thing I like, it’s subtle with the narrator, but a bit like in Pushing Daisies (though it is an actual character in Riverdale, not a omnipresent being we never get to see).
Personally I think it’s pretty exciting and gripping and at least I haven’t figured out everything yet. Things are revealed in an appropriate speed and make me want to watch more of it. Also, I think the high school element is handled well for a few reasons.
Ohh, the feminism, the show is so amazing on this aspect, I really have to look into the producers, crew etc. Because so far I did not realise anything problematic – they even go so far as to condemn slut-shaming and the girls fight it (something that is often forgotten in pop culture or shown in a somewhat positive way). They also have a pretty diverse cast, that is not just a trope, but feels real. They play with the tropes and chlichés in a way that I think is pretty good (e.g. the gay best friend – also, fortunately Kevin has his own storyline and some fun along the way). The parents of basically everyone have a lot of issues of there own and aren’t just cut-outs, though I would prefer Betty’s mum to be one, she is scary. Since most of them went to Riverdale High before their kids they have connections to other parents in town. So, those various story lines add a lot of suspension and you can’t really make out who has dirty secrets and who is innocent.
Now on to the characters, I heard that a lot of people do not like Archie, but I think he is adorable, charming and an interesting protagonist, because he has quite some issues and flaws right from the beginning. Also I think his strugle between music and sport is executed quite neatly and with it comes the return to an old friendship he swept under the rug – the one with Jughead. I think it’s lovely how Archie revaluates what is important in his life. Also, I love Jughead, I think he is adorable and I like a good emotional character that likes to be alone and do his thing. Plus, I like this style and he eats all the time. Betty reminds me a lot of Sandy from Grease with her ponytail and I’m wondering if this is intentional. However she is not as whiney, but pretty fierce and so far she had the biggest personality developement in my opinion and Veronica helped her a lot and their friendship is wonderful. Because she is very determined yet lovely, I just like the way they become friends. And can we please appreaciate how sassy she is while being kind? She is such a feminist badass. Also her references are so on point, though not only hers, also Jughead and Sheryl do a great job at referencing to all things pop culture, though always matching their characters. The character of Sherly is pretty intense, too, she is the best example how this show does not create a good/evil cast, but one that is rather grey and opaque. I also really like the Pussycats, they are minor characters, but still have three amazing, strong personalities (plus esp. Valerie is unbelievably pretty). Then again the whole casting is great – while e.g. the Shadowhunters cast had very poor acting skill in my opinion, the Riverdale cast is not only a festival of eyecandy, the actors are talented as well.
Additionally in my opinion the music choice is exquisite and matches both the setting and story elements without being in your face. It underlines the show that is a surprise hit for me with all it’s fantastic girl friendships and suspense.

After writing this I feel like rewatching the episodes that have been released so far and I’m really excited for the new one. Do you watch the show?

Fabrics & Second-Hand | Shopping in Augsburg

Augsburg Shopping Fabrics Thrift Second-Hand
As I mentioned in the post about visiting Augsburg, they have amazing fabric stores and of course I wanted to visit my favourite one. So, that is what I’m showing you today, alongside some more things I found in this lovely town.

Augsburg Shopping Drugstore
Just after arriving I had to go to the drugstore, because I wanted a small deodorant for travelling. However as it turns out, this one is really dry and powdery, literally dust came of my armpit after appling this. The lasher were just because I really wanted to have some falsies again.

Augsburg Shopping Vintage Shirt Blouse
I also went to a thrift/vintage (Vinty’s) store where they sell second-hand stuff for a few euros and some of the profit goes to a good cause. This blouse is vintage, I’d say midcentury, but I’m not quite sure. However it goes very well with my skirts.

Augsburg Shopping Shirt Blouse
I also found this rather new shirt by a London fabricant and since I was looking for cute shirts, I tried it on and got it. It has a very summery feel to it due to the colour.

Augsburg Shopping Bee Pin
I also found this DLV (which I guess is Deutscher Landwirtschaftsverband/German Agricultural Union) Pin and since I love bees, I just had to get it.

Augsburg Shopping Fabric
As mentioned above I wanted to buy some fabrics, I got six different ones, all very beautiful, but I was a little too stinted and so I’m afraid it might be just a bit too little of each one. We will see, I guess there will be some new additions to my wardrobe shown in my handmade update this month. For the mint on with the triangles I had a project in mind the moment I saw it (it is one of my 2017 projects, but I was still looking for the fabric), the other ones just spoke to me and I could not resist.

Augsburg Shopping Fabric

Augsburg Shopping Mary Shelley Frankenstein
Last thing: I went to a few bookstores, but eventually got a Penguin edition of Frankenstein. I never read the book, but I heard good things about it and it’s said to be quite the feminist and scifi steppingstone, so it was on the list anyway. Also, gothic stores are right up my alley.

What do you think abou the fabrics? Where do you get yours?

Day Trip: Augsburg

Augsburg
I think we often miss to appreciate where we live, the beauty that not only cities and countries far away harbour, but also those only a few minutes or an hour away. Augsburg is very close to where I live and I just love that city a lot, it’s so cute and beautiful. A lot of old buildings are still there and since the city developed due to textile production there are also some amazing fabric stores left, my favourite is the Augsburger Restehaus. Well, I just adore this lovely city and I love wandering around those tiny streets, especially since there aren’t a lot of cars.

Augsburg

Augsburg

Augsburg

Augsburg

Augsburg

Augsburg

The last time I have been to Augsburg was quite a while agon, but it was at least as lovely as I remembered it and I’m really glad I decided to go on this little city trip. It’ was a very spontaneus decision – I bought the train tickets the night before. It made me spend a lovely day (it was the second of March, about two weeks ago) since it was very sunny and I was successful at fabric (and vintage) shopping. However, that was not the only thing, I also found out that Augsburg had a great Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum), you probably would not find it, if you did not know it, but it’s so worth visiting. They have fossils, modells, crystalls, all that stuff. I mean, I want to stuff palaentology, so I had a lot of fun looking at all the bones – especially the teeth really got to me. And the moths (who would have guessed THAT?). So if you are in or near Augsburg, visit this fantastic museum.

Augsburg Bittersüß

Augsburg

Augsburg OOTD

Augsburg Cat

Augsburg

Augsburg

Augsburg

If you are looking for fabrics on the other hand, just walk through the small streets and along the Lech, I really like the Augsburger Restehaus, because they have lots and lots of fabric and really special novelty prints for that. But there are a lot of small little fabric stores with all sorts of textiles, so it’s probably the best city here to go to if you want to buy fabric.

Augsburg

Augsburg Bittersüß

Augsburg Bittersüß

Augsburg AR Augsburger Restehaus Fabric Stoff

Augsburg

Augsburg

Augsburg

This year I really want to try and travel not only to Scandinavia, but also to places near my home, just sit on the train for less than two hours and explore the beautiful landscape my home offers – sort of a project home, if you wish. Also, like visiting all the castels of Ludwig II with my best friend last year (see Neuschwanstein/Hohenschwangau, Herrenchiemsee).

Augsburg

Augsburg

Augsburg

Augsburger Puppenkiste

Augsburg

Augsburg

Augsburg

Happy Pastel Raptor

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Wednesday I had a lovely day with a dear friend of mine, we went to a café called White Rabbit and then to a place called Wir machen Cupcakes – where of course we ate Cupcakes. The assistant was so nice and we had a great chat about Vintage and handmade things. It was one of the first spring days, though this week in general was quite warm – warm enough for me to don bobby socks and hat at least – it was quite the Eliza Doolittle weather. I really missed wearing these things in the last couple of months. I mean, sure, I love colourful tights, but wearing socks is pretty nice as well, especially since I have a few new pairs of adorable shoes to pair them with. To me it was also time to overdo my blush a bit more (though I guess you see this more in person than in the photos) and wear my favourite little hat again. I love love love the Ferris Bueller Photos I took last year with this hat and I hope to wear it a lot this year, it goes so well with curls!

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Even though I was dressed in a pastel subdued kind of way, I still got a little self-conscious. I don’t really know what it is, maybe the whole Vintage inspired thing or just the hat, but even though I really love it, I still get a bit shy and nervous – after more than 2,5 years. But I am glad I did not stop dressing this way, because it makes me so very happy and I love the Fifties and Sixties (pastel) fashion – if I am to doubt anything I usually think of Iona from Pretty in Pink. I truly adore her, because she does her thing and wear whatever pleases her that day without caring about judgement.

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

It is not at all, that I get a lot of judgement/negative feedback, usually people are either slightly irritated (some eldery ladies & colourful hair…) or really nice, like the woman we met at the cupcake shop. And I think that is something we should all work on, being nice, complimenting each other instead of (girl) hate. Especially girl hate is unfortunately such a very common thing online and offline all the same. Being mean towards someone for pure superficialities is so sad and unnecessary. You do not have to get along with everyone, but acknowledging someone else’s beauty does not diminish your own. If at all, it makes you more beautiful.

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

For such a long time women were – and sometimes still are – put down solely for their gender (same goes for people who aren’t white, heterosexual, able-bodied) and their accomplishments are often forgotten, just think of Ada Lovelace or the women featured in Hidden Figures, I hope to collect information on a few of these women and maybe talk about them on the blog.

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

One of my fictional favourite science ladies is of course Ellie Sattler, she is such an amazing feminist role model, so smart and overall wonderful. Of course, since I love dinosaurs and fossils I had to get at least on of the Erstwilder dinosaurs, the Lone Raptor (I’m thinking about getting Cera, too) – which seems very fitting for me since I do indeed prefer being alone over most things – and since raptors usually hunt in groups and humans are usually found in groups, too … you get it, I’m sure. So, I kind of wear this dinosaur as a women of science badge, because I sure hope to be part of this group some day.

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder Cupcake

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder Cupcake

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Dress – handmade | Brooch – Lone Raptor by erstwilder | Hat – pepaloves | Socks – calzedonia | Shoes – tamaris (I guess they are from the autumn collection, because they were on sale when I got them, but they are so midcentury) | Lipstick – essence metal shock lipstick in 04 Pink Metallica

in a galaxy far, far away

Star Wars

Star Wars

Star Wars

If I wanted to list my obsessions Star Wars would be really high up on the list – and you know that by now, I guess. Not only for story and character reasons, but also because it is set in space. I mean I do not want to study astronomy, but I find it so interesting and I love stars so much. They are pretty and the mere idea of their being more life than just here on earth is so wonderful. I love the open space. I love the stars. I love the planets. All this incredible beauty, I just love it all so much, it’s wonderfully pretty and I like my hair resembling a galaxy (even though as I write this I am already more of a purple – however still a bit galaxy themed). Scifi stories set in space are some of my favourite things to read and I have watched so many movies set in space. And even the weird ones are wonderful in a way (Queen of Outter Space!).

Star Wars

Star Wars

Star Wars

Star Wars

Star Wars

I think the vastness gets me a lot, it is crazy to me to imagine it (and impossible in a way) and with it the though of being in an open space on my own. Especially since I get somewhat claustrophobic recently, I have no idea what triggered it, but I first had this sensation at the museum in a little black room back in December. It was terrible, I felt hot and cold, and I had to get out there so fast. Since then I had this a few times on public transport. Where obviously I can’t leave.

Star Wars

Star Wars

Star Wars Dark Empire Irregular Choice

Star Wars Dark Empire Irregular Choice

Star Wars

I have no idea what causes that anxious feeling, but I would prefer to be without it. However, Star Wars/the galaxy kind of calms me down, because there is so much space. Sure, that does not help on the metro, but when I was feeling bad some time ago, watching A New Hope gave me new hope, too. That was a good feeling and I find it interesting how the idea of so much space and beauty has a calming impact on me.

Star Wars

Star Wars

Star Wars

Star Wars

Star Wars

Jumper – H&M Kids Section | Skirt – handmade | Tights – I don’t remember, but I love them so much | Lightsaber Necklace – femmedebloom | Shoes – Irregular Choice Dark Empire (they are not available on the website anymore, but you find them on schuh and tiltedsole) | Lipstick – hema Moisturising Lipstick in 11

Seefeld – A few January pictures

Seefeld Snow
I hope you don’t mind seeing a few snowy pictures, but somehow I did not manage to post these photos earlier. Well. So I post them about two months after my birthday, which we spent in Seefeld. We were lucky with the weather, there was a lot of snow (laying around not that much snowing-wise, it actually was rather sunny yet coooold) and the landscape was just lovely. Also, there was a spa connected to the place we stayed at and that was really enjoyable, too. So, here we go, a snowy landscape even though I really wish for spring.
We spend most days with an activity in the morning, then lunch – usually with a hot chocolate and then spa, so I did not take as many pictures and when my best friend and I went for a walk around the sea, I also forgot my camera. However, if you want to see more pictures on Seefeld, just have a look here.
Seefeld Snow

Seefeld Snow

Seefeld Snow

Seefeld Snow

Seefeld Snow

Seefeld Snow

Seefeld Snow

Seefeld Snow

Seefeld Snow
That is our cat, please don’t think I just look inside strangers’ homes.

Seefeld Snow

Mary Shelley – Frankenstein ♥ | Fangirl Friday

Mary Shelley Frankenstein
This week I read Frankenstein for the first time and I felt so much love for this book, that I just had to share it.
There are those stories you know (at least vaguely) even though you haven’t read the book, Pride & Prejudice, Harry Potter, 1984 – and Frankenstein is certainly one of these. Personally I have not seen a lot of adaptations besides Penny Dreadful, so I only had a general idea what this was about, nevertheless I had high hopes.

Mary Shelley’s writing style is so beautiful and I would read the most boring story of hers just for the way she writes. It has been quite some time since I fell in love with an author’s writing style, but Shelley managed to make me fall again. I guess it will be the same es with the German Lessing, I now have to find every single one of her stories and read it.

When Shelley sets the scene you are there, in the Swiss Alps, in the laboratory, during the storm, it’s so vivid, dark and beautiful.

Wondrous scenes which surrounded our Swiss home – the sublime shapes of the mountains; the changes of the seasons; tempest and calm; the silence of winter, and the life and turbulence of our Alpine summers – she found ample scope for admiration and delight.

The general area this story takes place is known to me quite well, as I only live about an hour away from Ingolstadt and have been to Swiss various times as a kid, so I’m aware of the setting. Nevertheless, the way Shelley describes it I really want to go there again (and for the first time to Geneva) to see the beauty that inspired her. (Of course, even though I love that way she writes about storms and the weather, I would prefer sunshine.)

Second to that the way science is included in this work is just amazing, the connection between students and teachers – real teachers and already dead scientist whose work Victor reads -, chemistry, the passion for knowledge. It’s something I feel, too, being passionate about science is a wonderful thing. Since I also recently read Physicists by Dürrenmatt, which is focused on moral issues with science and research as well, it was interesting to think about that theme.
With this comes Victor, he is so hunted and I felt so much love for him, reading the way Walton talked about him in the letters to his sister. But also from the way he told his own story, he is suffering so much an placing all this guilt on himself, it feels like he is sitting right in front of me telling me the misfortunes (as far as I remember I consider the Penny Dreadful portrayal was pretty good, I feel like I have to rewatch the show now). All his angst and anger are so beautifully written, I cannot keep from feeling this compassion and love for him just like Walton does.

His eyes have a general expression of wildness, and even madness, but there are moments when, if any one performs an act of kindness towards him or does him any the most trifling service, his whole countenance is lighted up, as it were, with a beam of benevolence and sweetness that I never saw equalled.

Mary Shelley Frankenstein

Besides the focus on science there are also some words on literature throughout the book, even though they have little to do with the story, the fit so well and add a lot to it and to the way I look at Shelley. I always anjoy talk about different books inside a story no matter whether or not I have read them (Sorrows of Werther I actually did read years ago, but I am just not a fan of Goethe), the way she writes about cultures and literature, especially oriental literature just motivates me to pick up books and read.

Their meloncholy is soothing, and their joy elevating, to a degree I never experienced in studying the authors of any other country . When you read their writings , life appears to consist in a warm sun and a garden of roses, in the smiles and frowns of a fair enemy, and the fire that consumes your own heart. How different from the manly and heroical poetry of Greece and Rome!

I also think the thoughts about literature just humanise the monster so much, but in general I do have a lot of empathy for him. Even though I relate to the concerns and fear I also jus want happiness and love for the monster.
With a feminist mother (even though she died shortly after Mary Shelley’s birth) it is not too surprising that the female characters in Frankenstein are pretty elaborate and interesting. There are strong, intelligent women like Caroline Beaufort and Elizabeth. Latter having such a good heart, and yet determination and knowledge. Shelley also puts some morality in issues besides the science, women’s rights, prejudices and general issues.

She instructed her daughter in the tenets of her religion and taught her to aspire to higher powers of intellect and an independence of spirit forbidden to the female followers of Mahomet.

I heard of the discovery of the American hemisphere and wept with Safie over the hapless faith of its original inhabitants.

And it was judged that his religion and wealth rather than the crime alleged against him had been the cause of his condemnation.

Lastly, I wanted to share two fragments, that just show the beauty of Shelley’s writing.

with all their melancholy sweetness

fairer than a garden rose among dark-leaved brambles

Mary Shelley Frankenstein

After reading this, I feel like I just have to read this again, it’s so beautifully written and such a touching story with great characters.
[Confession time – I probably would not have picked it up had I not known it was written by a women in the early 19th century. The fact that a young women in that time decided to write and then chose horror (well it was after a suggestion, but nevertheless), just made me buy it and I was not disappointed.]

Irregular Choice Dark Empire Heel

Irregular Choice Dark Empire Heel

Irregular Choice Dark Empire Heel

Irregular Choice Dark Empire Heel

Irregular Choice Dark Empire Heel
I mentioned those shoes here and I really could not resist them. To be honest, the Star Wars theme was not my main reason – but I just love the cut/model of this shoes. The plateau has such an 80s/90s vibe to it and just in general they are borderline cute/trashy which I really like. I only walked around in the flat, but they are maybe even comfier than I expected. The only issue I have is that the little clasp has to be closed on the biggest option (which I have a little aesthetic-issue with) due to the size of my hobble. However that’s 100% my anatomy and not the shoes, because it is not exclusive to this pair and it doesn’t influence my comfy-factor, because the plastic strings do not cut into my skin. So, to conclude it isn’t actually an issue at all.
As always with IC the shoes are beautiful to the details and high quality as well, I really love the glittery plastic just as well as the holographic. The Darth heels are great to walk with and I just adore the fact that they are glittery, but the glitter does fall off a bit – of course that is a common issue with glittery things, so I will keep you updated when I wear these shoes all spring/summer long.
Also, I want to mention were I got mine, because this edition is sold out on the official IC page and my experience with schuh.co.uk was pretty good. The shoes arrived within a few days – they also sell most of the old IC collections, so it’s worth checking out (and they were the cheapest, too – tiltedsole was my other option) – however I’d recommened buying on the UK-Site and not the European one. If I had gotten them on the EU site, I’d have payed over 30 € more, so check the prices, also mine were already on sale (on both sites), since they aren’t the current collection.

Irregular Choice Dark Empire Heel

Irregular Choice Dark Empire Heel

Irregular Choice Dark Empire Heel

Irregular Choice Dark Empire Heel

Irregular Choice Dark Empire Heel

Irregular Choice Dark Empire Heel

Irregular Choice Dark Empire Heel

Irregular Choice Dark Empire Heel

Irregular Choice Dark Empire Heel

Irregular Choice Dark Empire Heel

Irregular Choice Dark Empire Heel

Irregular Choice Dark Empire Heel

Irregular Choice Dark Empire Heel

Irregular Choice Dark Empire Heel

Irregular Choice Dark Empire Heel

Irregular Choice Dark Empire Heel

Winter Favourites | a few things I like at the moment

winter favourites
It’s been ages since I blogged about my favourites, at least I feel like it has. While I would love to try sharing a few things every season this year, I’m pretty sure I won’t – I am that realistic. Anyway today I want to talk about the things I currently like a lot.

Assassin's Creed Ezio Collection
You might know that I got myself a Playstation back in late December and out of the three games I own, by far my favourite is Assassin’s Creed, I’m all through AC II and am now playing Brotherhood and I enjoy it a lot. For one, it’s set in Italy and I have been to most of the places the game features and love the little bits of the game that are in Italian. I think the period it is set in is very beautifully designed – just in general I like the graphics. As someone who is very pacifist in real life, it is interesting to see that I do not mind hurting people in the game. However, I have to say that I find the combination of violence and story pretty well executed, also I really love Ezio. The game in general makes me kind of happy.
Irregular Choice Artoo Glitzy Heel
We all knew the Artoo Heels, I showed you here would be part of this post – I did not wear them outside yet, because it rains a lot at the moment and because I’m waiting for Sole Protectors to arrive. Nevertheless I love looking at these shoes so much – and dreaming of wearing them.
Rotary Fabric Cutter
I think I mentioned before that I like watching Annika Victoria on YouTube and that she inspires me to buy less sweat-shop things (I hope to post about that soon), but of course it’s not only that but every now and then I pick up a tip when I watch her sewing and one of them was the rotary cutter, she uses that one in every single video and mentioned it in her sewing essentials video just recently. However, my grandma got me one (and a mat) for Christmas and I use it ever since. My regular scissor skills are comparable to a four year old kid, so that one really made me sewing a whole lot more enjoyable – and it’s so damn fast, too.
Hema Moisturising Lipstick in 11
Hema is a Dutch brand, there are stores here, but mainly in Northern Germany, so I asked my dear friend Lisa who lives in the Netherlands to bring me some the next time she was here. And this one is becoming one of my favourite lipsticks – it’s a very different colour, not only to the red I usually wear, but in general it’s a metallic dark pink and it’s gorgeous. Personally, I also like to wear blue and black lipstick sometimes, but I also love when a lipstick is special and somewhat neutral at the same time – and 11 of the Moisurising Lipsticks is just that. As for the quality – you get a whole lot for a cheap price, the texture is soft and stays on my lips for the entire day without being dry. It really is moisturising.
Brooches Ambrosia Bowl Alice Mulan Sabrina Elahi Leia
You know one thing I love getting is small buisness brooches and these three were ordered recently and I love the designs and craftsmanship. Leia will forever be my favourite princess and even though she is quite popular I had difficulties finding a novelty brooch – until I foung this one and I am so glad I did because it is so far from being just a repro of Carrie Fisher’s Face.
Same goes for Alice and Mulan, I like the way The Ambrosia Bowl takes scenes from the movies that are not being used all the time and then the fact that they are handpainted – I just love it.
Ziaja Goat's Milk Handcream
I talk about this handcream approx. every winter, because it is a great handcream. Firstly, it smells amazing like milk and cream, but it does a good job as well. The texture is not as creamy as usual and therefore the cream is absorbed by my dry skin within seconds – and if there is one thing I really dislike about most handcreams is being unable to anything because everything will have smudges afterwards. The cream can be applied whenever and it smoothens my skin in the short and long run.

Sweet & Easy – Enie Backt is a German Baking show with a host dressing very retro and baking cute, sweet things that are easy to make and just a little bit different. It really inspires me and I – maybe for the first time – feel like baking and the way she dresses is just as inspiring – novelty prints all the way. Also, a lot of her things are inspired by Scandinavian sweets, so that’s another great thing.

Hidden Figures was one of my favourite movies recently , see the review here. As well as A Cure For Wellness for those who prefer horror.

What things do you love at the moment?