Friday, February 28, 2014

Review: THERME Eduard Vogt - Orange and Linden Flowers Body Lotion - Balance

I got a 100ml (3.4 fl oz) sample of the Orange and Linden Blossoms Body Lotion in my August Pink Box (unboxing video) and I fell in love with it after I tried if for the first time.

It smells amazing, it isn't a greasy lotion, and after using it my skin feels amazing! Even before I finished the sample I was on the hunt for more of this body lotion.

On their not so great website, they say that Therme Eduard Vogt is:
  • Researched, developed, and produced in Switzerland for over 50 years
  • THERME is Eduard Vogt's premium body care line made from valuable plant-based ingredients
  • Three unique, subtle fragrances
  • Dermatologist tested
  • No animal testing
  • Free of parabens and mineral oils

In German this lotion is called Orangen & Lindenbl├╝ten Body Lotion and in French it is Body Lotion Orange & Tilleul. 

On the back of the bottle it says (translated from German):

Balane Body Lotion with precious extracts of orange and linden blossoms nursed the skin and brings body and mind into balance. Shea butter makes your skin noticeably soft and elastic. Absorbs instantly and is not greasy. Dermatologically tested and pH skin neutral.

The biggest question for me is where I can buy more of this lotion and get some other products from Eduard Vogt because their website doesn't do this brand justice! I did e-mail then but so far no answer! Which is a shame because I really want to try their other products as well!


Friday, February 14, 2014

26 Things Before my 26th Birthday

It was really hard for me to figure out what I wanted my goals to be this year, it is going to be a strange year for me and I just couldn't visualize how I wanted this year to evolve and how I wanted to evolve this year.

I have been having such a personal crisis about everything (hence the long blogging break I took) but I feel like I am finally satisfied with what I want to accomplish and how I want to be and feel.

  1. Only buy Kindle books (University books excluded)
  2. Only buy Cruelty Free products
  3. Finish a full year of University (60ects)
  4. Have 500 posts on my blog
  5. Read 12 books and review them
  6. Re-style the blog
  7. Advertise on 12 different blogs
  8. Have 12 sales in my store
  9. Have 50 YouTube videos
  10. Post 12 recipes
  11. Do a spending ban challenge
  12. Finish my novel
  13. Do a project 26 pan (without choosing items)
  14. Do a 30 day photo challenge
  15. Photograph my outfit 52 times
  16. Write 10 monthly goals post
  17. Reach 100 000 hits on my blog
  18. Get to a healthy BMI
  19. Write a food journal for 100 days
  20. Write in a journal for 100 days
  21. Wake up at 5 am for 30 days in a row
  22. Have 10 photograph posts about places I have visited (like this one)
  23. Be more of a minimalist
  24. Grow out the dye in my hair (as much as possible in a year)
  25. Finish writing a children's book
  26. Do 10 weekly vlogs.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

25 Things Before My 25th Birthday: The Final Post

I wanted to write a quick post about how I managed with my goals for my 25th birthday. My birthday is in December so I am super late! I have finished writing the goals that I have for this year and that should be up later this week!

The ones I finished are green and the ones I didn't finish are red.

1. Do a 100 Days Declutter Challenge
Yes. You can see all my posts about it here
2. Move
3. Do a Photo an Hour challenge every month (12 times December 2012 - November 2013) 
I did do one in February and March.
4. Read books that start with all the letters of the alphabet (a-z) and review them. 
5. Read books that by authors last name (a-z) and review them. 
You can see all the books I did review here.

6. Start an inspirational book. 
7. Sew seven pieces of clothing.
8. Learn how to draw
9. Improve my handwriting
10. Make and write Christmas cards AND send them
Yea, not so shocked that this didn't happen. 

11. Go for a road trip
This actually happened, wasn't by car but by train! 
12. Go camping
13. Write and publish a short story
14. Write and publish 5 poems
15. Write and publish a small poetry book

16. Publish on my blog 5 cookie recipes
17. Publish on my blog 2 Do It Yourself
I have wrote one about melting lipsticks (see here)
18. Publish on my blog 12 soup recipes 
19. Take 12 outfit photos
I have posted three, OOFD #4OOFD #5, OOFD #6
20. Open up an online handmade shop
This one annoyed me to no end, I still want to open up an online shop with the things I have made but there are just certain things holding me back  

21. Have over 250 published posts on my blog 
22. Start the free advertising on my blog
23. Be more organized.
This is something I have been working on this year and I think I am doing a great job with being more organized. I will definitely do a post/video on how I organize my life. 
24. Do the 200 sit-up challenge
I am at around 150 sit ups!
25. Not gain weight
I gained 10kg!! Not at all happy about that.

I only managed to accomplish 7 things of my list, it isn't a great achievement but I am really glad about the things I did manage and how everything turned out!


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Washing Clothes By Hand: Week 1

I have been giving up on my laundry for some time now, it has been cluttering my apartment and bringing me down. We don't have a washing machine in your apartment and not even in our apartment building. We need to go down the street with heavy bags, wait in the laundromat for 2 hours washing the clothes, we can't leave because people steal the clothes and I can't stay there by myself because I get harassed.

I had no idea what kind of picture I should add with these posts, fountains it will be!

So doing laundry took so much time and both of our times that it just never really happened, and it was just too heavy lugging the bags of laundry back and forth. Then one evening when I was doing nothing I got a great idea! I should wash our clothes in the sink. Now I have washed our clothes in the sink for a week and it is amazing!

So, how much did I manage to wash in a week?

I ended up washing 10 sink loads!
Socks: 61
Hoody: 1
Underwear: 29
Shirt: 1
T-shirts: 16
Dress: 1
Towels: 4
Pillowcase: 1
Tank-tops: 3
Tights: 1
Jeans: 1
Washcloth: 1
Cardigan: 1
Shorts: 1

Certain things shocked me, things like why do we have so many socks? And why does it seem that we never have any socks?

I was as well so surprised by how easy it was to wash the clothes in the sink and how much I actually enjoyed it! I plan on doing it for a month (3 more weeks) and see how I feel about it then.


Monday, February 10, 2014

My Monthly Goals: February 2014

What is wrong with me? I have no motivation to do anything and days seem somehow just go by so quickly without me noticing. However, I am quite exited for February! This February I plan on having a Frugal February! So be prepared for some frugal blog posts and some money saving ideas! I as well plan on being super frugal this month! Therefore, my goals for February are most about not spending money!

  1. Be on a Spending Ban!
  2. Have 15 days of no Spending
  3. Write down everything I spend
  4. Spend no more than 100chf on groceries per week
  5. Finish all the food in the freezer
  6. Only watch 1 hour TV per day
  7. Finish washing all the laundry
  8. Keep a food diary for 10 days
  9. Take pictures of a new place in Geneva
  10. Post one vlog
I have so many things I need to do and I just sometimes don't know where to start!

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