• Five Favorites | Foundation •

• Five Favorites | Foundation •

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Okay, so step by step I want to bring back the beauty topics – they’re still very important to me, but somehow I just haven’t wanted to write so much about them for a long time. One reason probably was the feedback (even before the comments were disabled) – I spent a lot of time writing my reviews and nothing came back (I wasn’t sure if you really liked the posts or if you were interested in them at all). Also, of course it’s nice to get all those free PR samples and try new things constantly (and I’m absolutely thankful for these possibilities!), but that’s all – the work (and believe me – you can ask any good beauty blogger – it’s not only about receiving something for free, trying it once and writing how cool the product is!) is never paid. Don’t get me wrong, my blog is something I do with pleasure and I love it, it’s my passion, but it is also a business for me, so: doing it all for free is not an option, as I really try to do it for a living. This, by the way, is one of the reasons why I only write about things that I really love and can clearly recommend to you (even though there’s always a chance that someone doesn’t like the products as much as I do!). I don’t want to spend my time writing about how bad something is, that’s why I pick out my favorites, things that really satisfy my beauty needs and that convince me of their quality.

But I heard you: almost everybody wants the beauty section back and I don’t want to let you wait for it forever. So here is a first try of a comeback: my five favorite foundations (at the moment, but they have been for quite some time!) – plus: a newcomer and my all-time favorite, which I actually shouldn’t show as the color isn’t available anymore (but that doesn’t mean that the foundation isn’t great for you in your own color!). This is not supposed to be a review, so don’t expect detailed information on these products but my opinion (which might be a little affected by my love for them!) about them. ;)

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• Kimono •

• Kimono •

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Kimono: Anna Scholz
Bikini: H&M
Sunglasses: Dior “So Real”
Earrings: Dior “Mise en Dior” Tribal Earrings
Bracelet: Hermès
Alternatives: Flook bikini,
ASOS bikini, Evil Twin bikini,
ASOS bikini, Spitfire sunglasses

Part two of my → #BeachBodyNotSorry series up here on the blog is a little more daring – wearing a bikini when you’re fat is still not that funny at the beach (as I had to feel by myself – people were saying rude things and I could hear it!), but I honestly loved it (except for the bad sunburn – I’m kind of still wearing my top…).
Wearing a bikini is kind of a freedom for a fat person. You’re always told to hide your imperfections, get tips on which bikini, tankini or swimsuit is best for your body type (comparing people to fruits – by the way – is something that I find totally stupid, I’m not a pear, I’m body type “human”) to make everything look thinner and smaller and not like yourself anymore. I say: your body type is none of anyone’s business and you’re absolutely allowed to wear whatever the hell you want. And if that’s a bikini: wear it. Period.

For these pictures, I covered up a little (not because I’m afraid to show you my body – you’ll see this when you look at them, but because that’s what the blog post is about! ;)) with this gorgeous dragon print kimono by → Anna Scholz. It’s on sale right now, so if you fell in love just like me – go ahead and make a bargain! And when you’re already at it: have a look at Anna’s gorgeous dresses (you can also get a → dress with the same print as this kimono!). If there’s a plus-size designer who knows how to create a perfect dress for curves, it’s her!
I already had the pleasure to meet Anna a few times (last time on Tuesday at the “Curvy” fair in Berlin) and I’m happy to say that I totally trust her – she knows what plus-size girls need, as she’s always been curvy herself. She knows how to dress curves and her clothes are always on point. Also, I love the utterly beautiful prints that she keeps choosing for her collections – I mean, look at this kimono? Isn’t it just perfect?
Of course, wearing a kimono on a hot day like this (almost 40 °C/104 °F) wasn’t the best idea, but I’d do anything for great pictures (bloggers…). :) Anyways, I’m already looking forward to a very special cooperation for fall with Anna Scholz and sheego – so stay tuned for lots of beautiful dresses! And until then, you can also have a look at my previous Anna Scholz looks → here (this is → my favorite!). ;)

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• #BeachBodyNotSorry •

• #BeachBodyNotSorry •

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Silk Blouse: Johnny Was (via navabi)
Swimsuit: Robyn Lawley Swimwear (via navabi)
Earrings: Chanel
Alternatives: Jayley silk kimono,
Robyn Lawley swimsuit (other color)

The → #BeachBodyNotSorry campaign by swimsuitsforall is probably the best thing of the whole year. Denise Bidot is one of my favorite plus models, she’s just gorgeous! Not only is she beautiful but also a mother, so her body has already gone through a wonderful story of love. So there are a few “love marks” (yes, I want to call them that!) on her tummy. She also has cellulite like probably everybody on this planet (yes, even boys and men can have it!). swimsuitsforall did this “Beach Body. Not Sorry.” campaign with her and used absolutely no Photoshop. And OMG – she’s looking sooo hot! I don’t even look at any “imperfections” (why would we call them that?), all I see is one of the world’s most beautiful women, wearing sexy swim wear (I love Adam Saaks’ work, his customized shredded bodies are absolutely on point – I wish I had one too!) and looking like a goddess in bikinis and swim suits.

So: I might not be a model like her, but here’s my #BeachBodyNotSorry style – the first of three we’ve shot (so far) at a few beaches in and around Hamburg. I’m proud to say that I’m okay with me and my body and that I don’t need Photoshop or any other program to change my body in these pictures (well, I don’t even own PS, so there’s not even a chance to see my try it!).
When it’s hot outside, just like these days, all I want to do is get almost naked, jump into the cold water and have fun like everybody else. I don’t want to spend my time thinking about stupid people around me feeling disgusted by the sight of my thick thighs, my huge butt and anything else that’s bigger than usual. That’s me. I’m not a picture in a magazine. I’m a human being. And in order not to melt away, I enjoy my time at the beach like anybody else – without judging others and especially not myself.

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• Tie-Dye Casual •

• Tie-Dye Casual •

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Dress: dress to (Brasil)
Sandals: Dolce & Gabbana
Bag:
Gucci “Soho” Leather Chain Shoulder Bag
Sunglasses: Giorgio Armani
Earrings: Chanel
Alternatives: TTYA dress,
Vero Moda dress, Sparkz dress,
ASOS sandals, Anna Field sandals

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I really love maxi dresses. Besides jumpsuits, maxi dresses are my favorite choice of clothing for summer. I bought this one back in 2012 when I was in Brazil and – don’t ask me why – have never worn it before here in Germany.

When the first rays of sunshine come out and it’s warm enough, I’m in full summer clothes mood. :) We had the first few warmer days at the end of May, that’s when I wore this dress and really enjoyed it. Even though it can get pretty windy up here in the north, sunshine makes everything better. :)

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Wenn die ersten Sonnenstrahlen rauskommen und es warm genug ist, bin ich sofort in Sommerkleiderstimmung. :) Die ersten warmen Tage hier kamen Ende Mai, da hab’ ich das Kleid endlich getragen und hatte wirklich Spaß dabei. Obwohl es hier im Norden ja schnell mal ziemlich windig ist, macht der Sonnenschein alles wieder wett. :)


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