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[Werbung | Advertisement] Feeling amazing in my beautiful „Mitzi“ set from @elomilingerie - it‘s a comfy and flattering set for every day and at the same time stylish for special occasions! Wear it for the one you love or just for yourself and be happy! ♥️ #elomilingerie #elomimitzi #plussize #plussizeblogger #luziehtan #celebratemysize #honormycurves #effyourbodystandards | 📷 @theblondefreckles

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[Werbung wegen Verlinkung] Immer noch krank, aber es wird laaaaangsam besser. Daher nochmal ein #throwback zu Anfang September, kurz vor den PSFD, an einem Tag, der auch mal wieder richtig schiefgelaufen ist, aber trotzdem toll war - hab‘ meine Tage bekommen und sah 1A hochschwanger aus (siehe Bild 2 - sowas hab‘ ich noch nie erlebt!!), bin umgeknickt - mit dem gleichen Fuß, mit dem ich im März bereits umgeknickt war und der immer noch wehtat (natürlich einen Tag vor den Proben für die PSFD), hatte also Schmerzen von Kopf bis Fuß, aber (und das ist ja das Wichtigste): ich hab‘ @daniela_sesay_mesocurvy @wiebwei und @bigfiftyfour getroffen, bevor der Stress losging und das hat mich sehr glücklich gemacht. Die Menschen, die man bei dem Event jedes Jahr wieder oder neu trifft, sind einfach alle so wertvoll und wunderbar, allein dafür lohnt es sich schon immer wieder, dabei zu sein! ♥️

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[Werbung wegen Verlinkung] Mood. #helloperiod #gimmeALLthechocolates (schmecke aber fast nix, also bedecke ich mich einfach nur sinnlos mit den Schachteln und erfreue mich an dem kleinen Schokokrümel an meiner Lippe... 💁🏼‍♀️)

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#throwback - Ein Selfie aus besseren Zeiten (sowohl wettertechnisch als auch gesundheitsmäßig). Mich hat’s leider echt voll erwischt und ich liege seit Dienstag mit ner fiesen Erkältung flach. Das hat mir natürlich den ersten Arbeitstag versaut, aber ich hoffe, dass ich schnellstmöglich wieder fit bin und dann loslegen kann! ♥️

#throwback - Ein Selfie aus...

[Werbung wegen Verlinkung] Cheers to Monday. 🍸 Meine Woche beginnt mit Halsschmerzen und der Aussicht auf meine Tage in den nächsten 72 Stunden. #läuftbeimir 
Deshalb lieber ein #throwback auf diesen hübschen „Pegu Club No. 1“, der nicht nur toll aussieht, sondern auch sehr, sehr lecker war. 🍊 Merci beaucoup an @jandcs für den Drink. 😘✌🏻
Morgen übrigens: erster Arbeitstag im neuen Job und ich freu‘ mich drauf (hoffentlich bin ich dann aber noch nicht ganz krank, drückt mir die Daumen!)! 🎉

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HAPPY SUNDAY! Ganz viel Liebe für euch alle! 😘 Ihr seid toll!

HAPPY SUNDAY! Ganz viel Liebe...

[Werbung wegen Verlinkung] Endlich wieder ordentlich blond dank der liebsten @sha_di___ - und passend dazu, wie in letzter Zeit sehr oft, ohne Make-up unterwegs. ♥️ Ich weiß noch, wie ich früher nie ohne rausgehen konnte, obwohl ich keinen Grund dazu hatte. Mittlerweile ist es mir oft egal, weil ich mich einfach komplett wohlfühle, genau so wie ich bin - daran war sicher auch das Bloggen zu einem großen Teil mit „schuld“. Klar, immer geht das nicht, manchmal brauche ich auch wenigstens ein bisschen Mascara, aber eigentlich sollten wir unsere Natürlichkeit nicht verstecken wollen, auch wenn das Spielen mit Make-up immer sehr viel Spaß macht! 😘

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Spucki is Mood. ♥️

Spucki is Mood. ♥️

Finally free.

Finally free.

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• Recap | April •

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Who thought that → March has already been super crazy, will be surprised that April was even more intense. I’m so glad I’m making such a great progress and that so many amazing things are happening in my life right now and that I’m the one responsible for it – not others. :) I’m pretty sure I was the most dependent person ever and I’m finally coming out of my cocoon of fears and anxiety and now I’m just living. ♥

I did a few crazy but funny things like → petting a fish in our local Botanical Garden (it’s fun, he really seems to like it!), gave a homeless person some money and a donut and spent about half an hour talking to her about life (and received a picture of her dogs which is now in my calendar forever), ate cupcakes alone (nobody judging me, haha!), sold a few clothes at the “Curvy Bloggerflohmarkt” in Fürth (and met some amazing new people!), went on a few → strolls through Hamburg and also here around the lake (finally moving my lazy ass again!) and – probably the craziest but best thing: went alone to Bad Homburg to → watch a concert and got rewarded with the → best day ever in my life

I went to Hamburg for a few days, originally to visit the launch event of the new “Happy Size x Michalsky” collection (such a cool party with lovely people!) and added a few more days for business and some quality time with my friends. This included a very important meeting with my new management (yay, finally found someone to help me!), my → first time in Blankenese (can you believe that I never went there in my three years living in Hamburg? #shameonme) and an important understanding: last time, I realized that I’m ready to go back to Hamburg – this time, I realized that I’m ready to do whatever it takes to get there. What I’m trying to say: I’m ready to change everything in my life. I bawled a lot when I realized that. And this is overwhelmingly great. ♥

Some thoughts about all that: I already said it in my post about my game-changing day – it’s great to live the experience that you don’t need someone else to be happy. It’s kind of brave to make that first step and do something alone. It’s not that easy if you’ve always been someone asking others to join you or if you simply don’t like being alone, but oh, it’s so worth it to just not think to much about it and JUST DO. It’s incredible how free and strong you feel afterwards, how amazing it is to see and understand that being alone is not that bad, that being alone does not mean that you’re lonely. You got the best company by your side: yourself. And if you’re not able to have fun with yourself – nobody will make you sufficiently happy in life, I guess. Of course it’s always cool to have someone around, someone you love or someone you like to spend time with, but it’s so important to understand that you don’t need that someone. And I’m so glad I made this experience a lot this month. ♥

Books I read in April: Tina Brömme – “Wie programmiert man Liebe?”, Helena Steegmann – “Tage wie Chili & Honig”, Petra Hülsmann – “Hummeln im Herzen”, Laura Kneidl – “Verliere mich. Nicht.”, Mark Lowery – “Die ganze nackte Wahrheit”.
I’m writing this down because I’m wondering if you’d like to read a single recap to all of them or if you’d like me to do one post with a collection of short reviews? I’ve still got a lot of books on my crazy stack and I also decided to do a wish list on Amazon, just in case someone wants to surprise me, haha!

• Recap | March •

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March was full of surprises and new experiences. New people, new places, new feelings (nah, no romance!). I’ve officially checked off something from my → Single Bucket List! I went out for dinner alone! Well, I kind of cheated a little bit on that one because I chose my favorite sushi place which is kind of like visiting my second family, haha! But I made it and went out on my own. And ate alone. I did it and I’m proud of that. It’s probably not super crazy but somehow a big step for me. I took a bus to the city and went there like it’s absolutely normal. I ordered, I ate and afterwards met a friend for cocktails (ha, celebration time!). Done! ;) I also went out on an afternoon alone to a lake nearby. This is something I would’ve never done before – but it was a sunny day, the first one that was actually warm enough to leave your house only with a denim jacket, and I just felt like doing it. So that’s what I did. Just like that.

• Recap | February •

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I’m finally trying a new layout for my monthly recaps – and with that, I want to start with what’s usually at the end of my recaps: my personal review of the month. This time, it’s my birthday month and I turned 28 on February 23! :) I went to my favorite bar in Erlangen with two friends and we had a great cocktail night (still never been completely drunk, even though I had five super delicious cocktails, yay!) and so much fun! I’ve never been that much of a party girl and especially not someone who drinks a lot, but I’m kind of enjoying my adult life with a few nice drinks and great conversations with amazing people around me. And I’m starting to like the night life! I only had a very short party phase in my youth, from around 17 to 19, when I went out every now and then with a friend for clubbing (mostly dancing, not drinking, haha!) but it ended when I got into my last relationship. It turned into a “musician’s girlfriend” phase, where I visited every concert of my ex’s band, instead of having my own life and going out with my few girl friends. So there’s a lot to catch up on now and I’m extremely glad I don’t only have my oldest friend back with me but also at least two new amazing ladies in my life to celebrate the new me. :)

Amongst all those cocktails, I also went to Hamburg for a special video shoot with bento – you can find the clip → here. I would only like to correct that I’ve never said that losing weight is bullshit – it’s the diets. Diets are bullshit and will never lead to successfully losing weight in a healthy way. The diet industry wants to manipulate us by collaborating with the media and telling us that we’re never good enough, that we need to change and that without a skinny body, we will never be an accepted person. I believe that we shouldn’t listen to them but, of course, listen to ourselves and our bodies. And if we’re not alright, if we’re unwell because of our bodies, we need to do something. Health is the most important thing we have and it should always be a priority. So if you feel like you need to lose weight because of your health, please don’t hesitate to ask for help at your doctors or nutritionists cause they will work out the best way for you to stay healthy – not diets promoted by the media. In order to still stay funny while saying this: below, you can see my dorky face of being extremely happy that I found “Lucky Charms” in our local supermarket. Totally overpriced but worth every penny, haha!

What else? I’ve been writing a lot on my book – I told you in → this blog post that I’m writing a book since 2007. I’ve decided that it’s finally about time to finish it after 11 years (and many years of not writing on it). So I’m currently revisiting a lot and making the story more 2018-ish, plus I need to continue writing. :) It’s going to be a novel, hopefully easy and fun to read, with a few autobiographical passages (they’re not going to be easy to find, though, you’ll have to guess which are stories of my life!) and my daily sarcasm. It’s very exciting to work on this project and I’m super motivated to finally do this again with an actual goal in front of me: seeing my book in stores someday soon. ;)