Saturday, 25 November 2017

Why Solo Travel Is A Thing Everyone Should Try

Hey guys! How is everybody doing? Today, I wanted to share with you my perspective on why solo travel is a thing everyone should try. Yes, you all probably got that from the title.. Well, I have been travelling on my own for a couple of times now - this might obviously also be referred to for trips to places in your country - and both times I have really enjoyed my time abroad. I don't think that solo travelling is necessarily for everybody but I definitely think that, even if you're scared now, it is a thing that you should try at least once and here is why:

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Podcasts: Old-Fashioned or Refreshing?

Today I want to focus on a new hobby that I have discovered fairly recently which is listening to podcasts! I can't believe that I didn't start looking into them much earlier because I enjoy them so much now. I have to say, I don't listen to that many at the moment but the ones I do listen to, I can highly recommend!

The advantages of this format is that 1) you can do other things while listening, which is a huge plus if you compare it to watching videos. I always feel like, I miss important things when I watch YouTube videos but am not actally glued to my laptop screen. 2) The ones I listen to are either recorded by  people who I already know (from YouTube) and am interested in or they contain certain topics which I'm eager to learn about or hear other perspectives on. 3) They ususally have a well thought through structure which I find quite comfortable to listen to, and are less random as some videos might be. It's a nice format to hear about any kind of topic which, at least in the podcasts that I will present to you here, really make you think. They are more than just some content that you'll pay no further attention too after it's finished. 
So, I hope you'll enjoy this post and potentially get to know some podcasts that you hadn't heard of before and might spark an interest!

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Top Views over Barcelona

Hey guys!

This is my first post in my upcoming Barcelona series. In September, I've spent a week in this beautiful city which has become one of my favourite places that I have ever visited and ever since shares the top position in my personal ranking of favourite cities. To start off with, I wanted to share with you my four top places to enjoy breathtaking views over the whole of the city on the mediterranean sea. Without further rambling, I hope you'll enjoy the post!

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Give me Texture, Take the Grease!

Hey guys!

A couple of years ago, I discovered dry shampoo through YouTube. I went to my local drugstore and bought their version, which is the ISANA Dry Shampoo. I naturally have quite an oily scalp. After seeing some videos of people recommending making your hair used to not being washed every day to avoid an overly fast oil production at the roots of the hair, I gave it a go but it didn't work for me. If I know, I don't have plans to leave the house, I will extend the period of time of not washing my hair but otherwise, it's not something I'm comfortable doing when I have to go outside. The before mentioned dry shampoo was the first one I'd ever tried up to that point and I have to say, it worked for me. It made my hair look not that greasy at the roots and mattified it whilst giving it some grip. I still would only wear my hair up at those days but I felt way more comfortable than before. I didn't see any white residue on my hair after spraying it on and massaging it in but as my hair is dark blond I can't tell if it might be visible on darker hair. Personally, I would definitely repurchase it, it's very cheap and works well for my hair type.

My sister had purchased a Batiste dry shampoo a while ago and once I was out of mine by ISANA I borrowed hers a couple of times to test it. In my opinion, it worked fine although I prefer the one by ISANA. The Batiste dry shampoo costs a bit more and I have seen white patches once I had sprayed it too closely to my hair. I therefore would recommend paying attention to the distance between the can and the hair to avoid those patches, which probably can't completely be dissolved by massaging the product in. At least, the scent is nice but I would still go with the one by ISANA if I had to choose between them.

I heard of the COLAB dry shampoos right from the start as I watch Ruth Crilly's aka A Model Recommends YouTube channel regulary and I always wanted to try it but my local drugstores didn't and still don't carry the brand. Recently, I went to a drugstore in a neighbouring city and found the newly packaged COLAB dry shampoos! They had four different scents, I opted for the paradise one with the flamingos on it. I really liked the scent and as it says on the can, it doesn't leave any white residue on the hair, which is what the brand stands for and is well-loved in the YouTube community. Its a bit more expensive than the Batiste dry shampoo but still just under the 5€ mark so totally affordable (I mean, have you heard of the price of the Oribé one? ;) )

I would love to hear your opinion, reviews and recommendations on dry shampoos as I am always open to try new products and I would be delighted to learn from your investigations so leave me a comment down below!

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Film Review #7 - International Women's Day Special

Hey guys!

I guess, after all the tweets and hashtags and general media attention, you know that this week, on the 8th March, was International Women's Day.

In this context and because I find this film very relevant, even if it's not new by any means, in this episode I want to talk about Desert Flower which, if you don't know it yet (you should watch it!), is a biographical film based on the same-titled autobiography of Waris Dirie.

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