Prague in Winter.

February 23, 2018


my man takes a week off work due to my winter break and i am so happy about it. we wanted to spend a day out somewhere and since it's been a really good sunny week over here, we drove to the neighboring country yesterday, Czech Republic, Prague specifically, because it's one of the nicest city in Europe and only almost two hours away from our place. i am in love with the city, i don't know, maybe the sunshine, or the buildings, but Prague's views are breathtaking! we were actually about to shop there and i'm surprised that the price in general was a bit higher than ours here in germany. it could be the location that make it expensive because it's the ancient heart of the city but we enjoyed it so much and that was one of the best day out we've ever made!


my man and i plan a romantic weekend gateaway anytime, probably in summer, because we haven't done it yet! it's kind of challenging to spend time together in such a short time because we always take at least a week to get our quality time but it sounds like an incredible idea somehow! which city do you want to visit this year? 

have a lovely day!

until then.

Wonderful things about winter.

February 12, 2018


February has long arrived and it felt like winter is almost over, until last week! i was a huge fan of sweater season and i just loved the chilly weather in winter and much of what it brings. i mean, what's not to love about christmas and hot chocolate? i remember four years ago the moment i received my flight tickets to germany in september i was beyond excited that i finally have a perfect excuse to switch my summer wardrobe to a winter wardrobe. but lately, it is getting worse. it gets dark early, no sun up in the sky and with sundresses everywhere in social media you can hardly deny that you are not dreaming of summertime. 

last week there was heavy snow during our sunday stroll. snow! to be honest, i have been waiting for it (before winter ends) and it made the city so beautiful all of a sudden. then i realize that there is something about winter that i also couldn't get enough of. this season makes me feel lazy and passive as it's very frozen outside that i feel like staying inside my home cuddling in a blanket without doing anything. but until spring hits, it’s time to embrace the cold weather. i have started writing down the wonderful things about winter and keep this list handy to help me on those bitter cold days.

Christmas.
despite the fact that it's the biggest holiday of the year, it's the time where we finally have a perfect excuse to decorate the house and bake cookies!! i am literally beyond happy when i see Lebkuchen in the stores because i know that christmas is already around the corner! and discovering christmas stuff everywhere while you look for gifts between those colorful decoration where everything is jolly for the loved ones, is so pleasing!

Hot drinks.
i kind of have a love-hate relationship with hot drinks. i mean, i've never enjoyed hot drinks in my life since i'm moving in germany. the hot weather makes me so sick of drinking any. i was like, no more hot drinks! and since my very first winter experience, i am craving hot tea and hot cacao a lot! i feel like these really help me through the day, especially on those snowy days.

Bubble baths.
yes, yes, the bubbles, but it's more than that! it improves your mood, reduce cold symptoms and produces better sleep. and with baths, you can just lay back and relax! it's one of those ways to reduce stress from a long tiring day. the smells and the warm feeling when getting in to bed afterwards just reinforces that ready-to-sleep feeling. i always have an amazing feeling when i take some baths because it's so pleasing!

Winter wardrobe.
turtlenecks, coats, warm sweaters, boots, what's not to love about the winter wardrobe? from a boss-lady to parisien-chic look, you can create them all in one season! there is something about staying warm in that perfect coat and oversized sweater. it feels really cozy and comfortable!

Snow days.
one of the best thing that everyone loves in winter, snow! every time the first snow falls, it's like you are living in winter wonderland. i mean, there is no argument here but the coldness , which i am tired of. the scarf, gloves, thick socks won't help it's crazy! but there is absolutely nothing more peaceful that i can think of than watching snow gently fall. snow days are an absolute positive, even those who hate winter can't deny!

Sunshine.
i don't know about you, but this is how i describe the perfect winter days: snowy and sunshine. you can't deny the feeling on days like this, where it's freaking cold outside but somehow the sun keeps you warm. i could stay outside all day long on sunny winter days.

New year.
the new year season is always a time of reflection for me. i mean, everybody could use a new chapter. between celebrating with the loved ones, dressing up, and toasting with champagne, it's hard not to enjoy all the festivities that go along with new year's eve. and, another excuse to wear those goofy new year's glasses and headbands!




what is it that makes you love winter? share with me in the comment below! have a wonderful day!

until then.

Winter skincare essentials.

February 5, 2018


i've wrote about how excited i am getting these products from my man for christmas. i have been following this brand since last year summer and i read so many good reviews about it. with the new year comes new year's resolutions and i made some in my mind because it's a great way to train my brain to memorize things (but sometimes forget some things, too!). one of them is to attempt to make more time for a skincare this year. i didn't have any skincare routine for years and realizing that i'm about to reach my mid 20s, it's time to build one.


so first of all, Frank Body caught my attention with their packaging. i mean, how cute it is? i LOVE how it gives a nice touch to my bathroom shelf. i can't help but falling in love with the color combination! anyway, it's an opportunity for me to try new stuff, and choosing this brand is a bless! aside from the fact that this package comes with a face cleanser, scrub, and moisturiser (which every woman needs for a skincare routine), it works! and let's be frank (i had to mention this!), what could be better than this?!

i have to say, the first thing i notice after a week of usage is this product does hydrates and soothes my face. i used to have one good product (specialized in acne treatment) but since it got better, my facial skin becomes dry instead and felt really tight and at one point also rough (not to mention how cold it is after you wash your face with it). i am thankful for the formula that helped reduce my acne, at first, but what made me think of changing another product is that after my foundation was done, my face looked even drier. i know, perhaps i should use a face oil or something, but i didn't think it was so necessary because that's what face moisturiser is for, right?! but it doesn't mean, my dear, that i get more acne with Frank Body. i might got one or two on the first days, but i've found it was only hormonal acne so i got the feeling it doesn't produce more of it. in summary i can say that my face gets healthier than ever with these beauties!


my lovely man also got me lip scrub and lip balm in duo. he knows how i struggle with my chapped lips and these stuff. work. wonder! and since, this becomes essential in my winter skincare routine. as you know, i come from a tropical country that you can expect a tropical, warm and humid climate all year round, and if you've visited Bali already, you know what i am talking about! so my lips aren't really prepared with the coldness that germany offers. it's crazy once winter hits, my lips get very dry and flaky skin. i have tried like 20 different lip balms and they did not moisturize enough to improve the feel of my lips over the long term. thank god i've tried Frank Body because i ain't gonna search no more! i remember my dry lips suddenly become so freakin' soft after i used the lip scrub and lip balm afterwards. you know how annoying it gets when you constantly have to apply lip balm like 10 times a day?! this product you don't have to! it repairs your flaky lips and hydrates them at once. definitely worth the money!


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if you are having the same problem with me, it's absolutely worth a try! even better, all together are under 70 USD. do you have any experience of struggling dry skin? please share your stories in the comment below! i wish you all a lovely day!

until then.

this post is not sponsored. all my reviews and opinions are honest and based on my own experience with the products which may not be suitable for everyone. 

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