Of course, I won’t miss my chance to review the last year before finally kicking off 2016 in full bloom. ;) I want to share my favorite moments with you and talk about a few interesting topics that happened in 2015. I’ll try to make it short, even though 2015 was full of great things and changes! ;)
JahresrückBLOG 2014 – just in case you want to go back even further and see what happened in 2014. ;)
Update of my facial beauty routine – it’s still the same and I think it will stay like this forever, so that’s actually a tiny life-changing moment. :)
Comments are back – after I shut down the comment function in September 2014 due to too many insults and an actual lack of normal comments, I found out that commenting through Facebook was possible. By now, the regular comment function is also back again and I really hope that the comments will return too, since comments are what make a blog lively.
Private III – talking about “perfection” on the blog.
Plus Size Moment of the month: Tess Holliday is signed by MiLK Model Management and the world’s first US size 22 model ever.
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Plus Size Moment of the month: Ashley Graham featured in Sports Illustrated with Swimsuits4all as first plus size model.
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Hello Spring! – spring came early last year and I really hope that it won’t be different this year, since it’s horribly cold these days!
Update of my (short) hair routine – at the moment I’m pretty unhappy with my hair cut. I’m usually extremely happy and satisfied with my hairdresser, but this time he just did something without even telling me what he had in mind and I feel extremely ugly with it. :( But the good thing is that my hair grows pretty fast and hopefully next time will be better. Anyways, I updated my hair routine since the short hair needs some special care. But it changed a bit, especially because of the blonde-gray hair, which needs a special shampoo to keep its color. If I go back to my natural color, this will be my routine again.
BLOGSALE – that’s something I like to do every year and it will happen again. I’ll keep you updated!
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Last year’s favorite spring fragrances – let’s see which ones will be my top 3 this year!
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5 Favorites of the moment – including my beauty highlight of the year and a swimsuit that made me very happy!
Gray – finally gray hair! Even though my hair just didn’t want to stay like this, I was very happy that I finally did it!
Plus Size Moment of the month: Tess Holliday on the cover of People magazine.
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In your face! – talking about my favorite brushes.
Plus Size & Body Acceptance – one of my favorite posts this year!
Feel Glamorous! – I was Palmolive’s blogger testimonial for their new shower gel.
Five beauty products with a story – don’t we all love a little story around our happy buys?
Plus Size Moment of the month: #BeachBodyNotSorry by Swimsuits4all with Denise Bidot, unretouched.
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Relaunch | Lu zieht an. 2.0 – it was time for a relaunch: new design, new concept, new language. And I really love it!
#BeachBodyNotSorry – thanks to the Swimsuits4all campaign, I started my own #BeachBodyNotSorry project in July and posted some bikini and swimsuit looks.
Recipe of the month: Tomatoes & Thyme – a delicious little snack or side dish!
New category | Lifestyle – I started a new category on the blog: lifestyle. This includes posts about restaurants or hotels and I started with → one of Hamburg’s best sushi restaurants. :)
Five Favorites | Foundation – my top 5 foundations (still the same!).
Five things I can’t read, hear or see anymore – Plus Size Edition – definitely my favorite post and also the most-read one of the year (by the way: your top 5 also included → #BeachBodyNotSorry, → Kimono, → Wet Look and → Private IV | #ImNoAngel).
#rockthecrop – I took part in this body positive movement with a crop top look. :)
Five Favorites | Lipsticks – and here you can find my top 5 lipsticks! :)
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NAKED Smoky – I got my first NAKED palette from Urban Decay and it’s definitely one of my favorites of the year!
Plus Size Moment of the month: Plus model Erica Jean Schenk on the cover of Women’s Running mag.
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September was my happy month in Brazil. The blog was only on standby with a few outfits while I took some time off enjoying the Brazilian sun with my husband. :) You can read all about our vacay → here. :)
I also had the chance to → go to Florence with Christina Aguilera Parfums – it was my first time in Italy and I hope not the last! :)
Plus Size Moment of the month: Ashley Graham walks at NYFW for Addition Elle in her own underwear collection.
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Dionysus – I bought my dream bag of the year, isn’t “he” lovely? :)
Plus Size Fashion Days 2015 – last year, I was one of the models at the PSFD here in Hamburg. It was an incredible experience and I’d love to do this again!
Plus Size Moment of the month: Target features a male plus size model on their website.
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Recipe of the month: Single nutella Cookie – because we all need something warm and sweet when it’s cold outside. ;)
Private IV | #ImNoAngel – inspired by the Victoria’s Secret Show and the #ImNoAngel project by Lane Bryant, I posted a few words about not looking like a model.
Plus Size Moment of the month: Ashley Nell Tipton wins “Project Runway” as a plus size designer.
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Chica Bolacha x Lu zieht an. – my proudest moment of the year: the launch of the collection which I’m the face for. We shot the lookbook in São Paulo back in September and I couldn’t be happier with the incredible result of it all. It’s so amazing and a great feeling!
Finale | Anna Scholz for sheego x Lu zieht an. – I created 6 looks with my favorite collection pieces and posted them from September until December.
Private V | 10 Things I learned through blogging – another post of my Private series, but this time about the positive and negative sides of blogging.
Scarlett & Jo Brand Ambassador – I was officially announced as one of Scarlett & Jo’s brand ambassadors. And now in January, I’ll fly to London for our first ambassador meeting and shooting. :) Can’t wait!
15 favorites in 2015 – of course there had to be a favorites post. ;)
Plus Size Moment of the month: The Pirelli calendar 2016 features Amy Schumer unretouched and naked.