Monday, August 4, 2014
We wanted to incorporate a subtle travel theme through our wedding because we have spent so much time travelling to see each other. For new readers, who might not know what I am talking about, my German husband and I met in Australia, and then spent time travelling between Germany and England until I finally made the move in December. Every summer holiday we spent together, seeing parts of Europe including a road trip through Spain and Austria. Our first date was in London; our first holiday was in Berlin, and the question was 'popped' in Budapest. It really is a international relationship! The table-centres were all based on places that meant a lot to us and were easy to make.
Friday, August 1, 2014
When I first arrived in Germany, I was shocked to discover that some brands like Revlon are just not available here. Brands like Bourjois and Rimmel can be ordered via ASOS Germany, but it isn't as simple as wandering into the equivalent of Boots (Douglas/Mueller) and snapping up a few beauty bargains. After a month here, I realised that all was not lost. There are plenty of beauty supplies readily available here, which just aren't on every high street in the UK. Things like Essence (appearing in Wilkinsons), NYX (found in Next) and Astor (a Spanish brand, sometimes found in Poundland!) are in every town in Germany. So rather than mourn the loss of make-up that I can stock-up on when I visit the UK, or even order via Boots now that they ship to Germany for around £10.00, I have decided to check out what Germany has to offer instead. I am sure other German bloggers will have been doing this for years, but to my knowledge, I have yet to find any that blog in English about it! So my first find: P2 Volume Gloss nail polishes.