Friday, 27 March 2015

Glico Pocky Milk & Strawberry Flavour

There are honestly so many reasons why I’m urgently wanting to go to Japan one day:

  1. I have been loving to read manga, watch anime and play Japanese video games since I was a little girl and there are so many good memories attached to these things (like my brother and I having intense Pokémon sessions together).
  2. The country's stunningly beautiful landscape and architecture is so fascinating to me.
  3. Their exceptional fashion sense as well as the entire lifestyle in general just excite me.
  4. They've got so darn many flavours of Pocky! (with this being the most important aspect, of course)
Although Pocky is also sold under the brand name “Mikado” in Germany, there are by far not as many flavours available as there are in Japan.
Just look at the amazing variety (even without including the huge amount of seasonal editions that come out every year)!

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Nail Art Trio

As a self-proclaimed nail polish enthusiast you will only very rarely see me with bare nails, especially not for longer periods of time. Depending on how messy and chipped my nails have gotten in the meantime, I tend to change my nail polish at least once a week. Luckily and surprisingly, my natural nails are actually still quite healthy and intact (thank goodness!).

The reason why I don’t regularly publish a ‘Nails of the week’ post or something of that sort is that I don’t really feel like every design/ colour I try out deserves its own entire blog post. As I’m quite an annoying perfectionist, it’s admittedly rather hard to please me completely.
Anyway, I thought I’d show you a compilation of three designs that I wore lately, compacted into this single post!

Polishes used:
Main colour: wet’n’wildWet Cement
Copper crosses: ManhattanCafé Beauté
Silver cross: ciatéfit for a queen
Top coat: essiegood to go

Monday, 16 March 2015

Skittles Desserts

In today's post I'm going to present another goodie from one of my foreign candy orders to you. This time it's about a sweet produced by the Wrigley Company or more precisely by their famous brand Skittles.

We can also get hold of Skittles in Germany but there are only a few sorts available. The original Skittles Fruits as well as the Crazy Sours have been out for a longer time already and I just recently passed a supermarket shelf that held the Skittles Wild Berry which I hadn't seen before.
However, my internet research has shown me that there are many more creations available, especially in America, like the Skittles Confused/Riddles, Tropical, Darkside and Desserts.
Especially the last one tickled my fancy (which might also be due to the pink packaging) so I went on and purchased a 56,7 g / 2.0 oz pouch to give them a try!

This creation includes 5 different flavours which are all named after a certain dessert creation.
Here are the 5 sorts reviewed in detail:

1. Blueberry Tart
The shell of this one initially tastes nothing but sweet and maybe a little fruity. However, once you start chewing it, you can sort of taste the slight tartness that a blueberry would have. What I definitely miss to actually make this resemble a dessert, is the typical soft sweetness of a pastry, though. The flavour reminds me more of a fresh berry jam which is very delicious, nonetheless!

Sunday, 8 March 2015

My Nail Polish Storage

One thing that you may have already noticed about me by now is that I'm quite a nail polish enthusiast. What follows is that my collection doesn't really seem to stop growing anytime soon.
It has taken me quite a long time and lots of failed attempts to figure out a way to properly store all of my polishes.

There were certain requirements that the final storage solution had to fit:

  1. The polishes should be easily accessible!
  2. The different colours should be displayed (or at least visible without having to take them out of a box or something)!
  3. It should store over 100 polishes!
  4. At best, there should be an option to enlarge the storage capacity!
  5. I don't want to spend a fortune on specially made polish racks that you can buy online!
Despite the rather large number of requirements, I finally seem to have found the perfect solution for me, namely the RIBBA picture ledge from IKEA! Although it's certainly not intended to be used as a nail polish holder, it's perfectly suitable for this task.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Sail Into The Sun

The other day, I was listening to a few different remixes on SoundCloud and there was a certain song that got totally stuck in my mind. It simply creates such a positive, laid-back atmosphere that it sort of inspired me to make another drawing.

The particular song I'm talking about is called "Sail Into The Sun" which is originally performed by the band Gentlemen Hall but I listened to a remix version of it which was created by RAC (who honestly do the most amazing remixes, by the way!).

The  picture with its individual elements slowly came to life whilst I was listening to this song on repeat for what felt like over a hundred times.
Again, I worked with pastel chalks and basically the same equipment as already described in a previous post called "Chalky Flower Meadow".

After all, here is the final outcome deriving from the picture that my weird brain associates with this great piece of music: