apart from the train-ride (which is an adventure in it's-self) the first stop as a vagabond was zhangjiangjie, china...

november 2014, huangshizhai in zhangjiangjie, china... photo by me (many more will follow)



i have yet to tell you about the mediation i did with my wonderful... inspiring... lovely yoga teacher i had in new york, back in october......

first of all i have to tell you that i was never one for mediation.... but the three sessions i did with ursula were...... indescribable. (runners-high / yoga-high times a million. and if you have never had one of those then there is no way to describe it........) i love experiencing what i can do only with my breath and my body (one of the reasons why i like yoga so much). i realized that all i actually need is my breath.

to make a long story short........ i realized that i can fully trust the universe.

November 2014, Zhang Jiang Jie, China


this city...

these pictures are from a walk i took in new york, last october.... while having an epiphany to change my life to trust the universe and go on the path it had laid out for me. 

new york, october 2014, all photos (eeeven the #ootd selfie) by me


that good old reinvention

i have been talking so much about the changes in my life, lately. basically everything has changed.... i fitness routine.... my make-up

for some reason i have found myself getting little feelings of disappointment about being so different than i was.... for not putting as much effort into the same things (like doing my make-up for three hours before i when out, for example). and often when people see old pictures, i hear "that's not you!" but it was... at one point. even though i have changed so much in the last year, and even more in the last months, i do still love who i was, and i still love what i used to love. (ok... some looks were a bit.... i don't really know...... like that time i bleached my eyebrows... but it sure was fun!)

super randomly i listened to christina aguilera, yesterday. (who i used to looooove.... i still love her,but i used to literally ooooonly listen to her stripped album). i watched the interview on there bionic album, where she also talkes about how she (her look, her music, her attitude) changes with each album. and yes, maybe i liked her stripped-phase the most, but i will always be christina-fan... one of the reasons iiiis her reinventing herself ......and i can tell you, this reinvention is fun! (just ask madonna)

since this blog started some of my make-up looks have not made it to their own post.... so here is a little throwback moment for you....... (man, i used to wear a lot of make-up..... and it sure was fun


don't be scared to reinvent yourself and love every version of yourself.


i love ny (sorry... there i not better way to say it)

one of the few(!) reasons why i love new york is that you can (if you are open, that is) meet new people, in the most random situations. for example after posting this i met a very nice guy... rob, who had just moved to new york mere daaaays prior. remembering my own days as a baby-new-yorker, i could relate to him (and maaaaybe also wished that i would have met someone as awsom as meeeeee) anyway (to make a long story short not toooo long) over a beer i gave him my very personal secret not so secret any more nyc-recommendations. rob's request was "cheap good places for food or coffee around lower east side" with side notes such as "wifi" and "no restrooms...".

instead of this being a publication of my-list-of-recomendations... i will share some of the pictures i took during my last visit.

new york, october 2014, all photos by me


soft feline....

a classic cat-eye-and-red-lips look with softer more natural colors.

eyes: for the base that supplied a nude shimmer and natural sculpting i generously swept bare escentuals, bare minerals, eye color in bare skin on both lids. to deepen my eye socket very supply i added a matte very light light-brown eye shadow (in my crease) and vanilla sugar (also by bare escentials) (on my tear duct and centre of my movable lid). for the soft winged-eyeliner (that is crucial for the cat-eye) i first used a matte chocolate-brown swiss with a small eye shadow brush and then a dark brown, with an eye liner brush along the top lash row only. as far as my eye lashes.... i made sure to give them a nice eye-opening lift, by slowly closing my eyes at the same time as carefully pulling my lash architect wand, from the roots to the tips.

lips: instead of the classic-50s-red i chose craving, a soft berry tone by mac cosmetics, after lining my lips a matching lip liner.

have fun