It's getting cold outside. Snow is falling at many places (not here though) and soon it'll be Christmas. I'm really excited to see my Mum again although I saw her a few weeks ago.
Tara and me decorated our apartment with lights and of course a Christmas tree.
On 1st Advent
Our Christmas Tree
We decided to take blue and silver for decoration this year. It's kind of Ravenclaw-Style. Haha.
As you know I love Harry Potter. And I'm a Ravenclaw. So it's perfect!
This is a present I made me myself. I waited for it so long. Nintendo 3DS Zelda Special Editon!
If you'd like to add me: 2466-2917-0683. This is my Friends Code. Please tell me your friends code if you added me.
This was Tara's Birthday present for me. A Link Plushy!
This is a CD I got from ErdbeerFox. Jero's Umiyuki. I really like Jero and Enka in general.
A new cute skirtpants from (replica) Liz Lisa. It's warm and fluffy. Perfect for winter.
Last but not least I'd like to show you something special: My new Harry Potter books.
There was a really good offer on Amazon.jp. So I got all the Japanese editions from Harry Potter. I even got a refund since they couldn't send it out the same day.
The whole collection
Philosopher's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban
Goblet of Fire (1+2), Order of the Phoenix (1+2)
Half Blood Prince (1+2), Deathly Hallows (1+2)
The covers are really nice. I like it that they also have different pictures for every part one and two. I hope I can read it as soon as possible.
There's also something else I'd like to show you. Especially German speaking readers.
Together with Tara I made a Dir en grey translation website a while ago. I redid it and now it's an interactive forum. It's German only. So the translations are also German.
It's quite a long time since my last personal post. But today here is my new one.
First of all I will start with outfit and makeup shots.
I really like those lenses and also this more natural style of makeup.
I hope I can even improve it.
Brown Skirtpants: Liz Lisa
Beige Skirtpants: axes femme
Since sunday is my birthday I already got one present from genzai.
She got a free day so she wanted to play it with me. We really enjoyed it! It's a great game. I especially love the graphics since it's so different from other games.
Last weekend I then went to my mums place. Usually I take the train (which is ~40€) but since it's too expensive I now tried out a highway bus. It only costs 12€ so it's really cheap! And it was quite comfortable and quiet.
This is what the bus looked like from the inside
When I arrived at the house it was snowing and it looked so beautiful! We didn't have snow yet in Frankfurt so I enjoyed it. But it was gone so fast again. I hope we'll get lots of snow so I can have a walk to the nearby park area.
How is it with your home? Did you already have snow? Do you wish for snow?
I got some fennel in my vegetable box today. It's a box I get every Thursday and is filled with fruits and vegetables. Sadly I don't like fennel at all. But my mom loves it. So I thought about something I could cook for her and put it into the fridge until she comes to my home. I decided to make a sauce.
Since I had coconut milk left I wanted to use it for the sauce.
For two persons you need:
3-4 garlic cloves
250ml coconut milk
300ml fish bouillon [use vegetable bouillon if you're vegan/vegetarian]
Cut the fennel in very thin stripes. Chop the garlic and fry it with the sesame (in sesame oil) in a cooking pot. Afer about 2 minutes add the fennel and fry it until it becomes transparent. Add the bouillon and the coconut milk. Stir it and add salt and pepper. Cook it until the fennel is soft and done. If the sauce is a bit too thin add some cold water you added flour to.
It might take (depending on how thick you cut the fennel) 10~15minutes until everything is done.
If you like to, also add a bit of the herbs from the fennel.
As I said I don't like fennel but this tastes so good! I want to eat it myself!
This is how it looks like from the side. You can see the "SELECT" button where you can change the water jet.
Here is a low-angle shot.
When I took a shower with it I felt an instant difference to the shower head I got before. The water jets are so different and I alredy found my favorite.
It's a jet just from the middle. Actually there are three jets and they move somehow. It's relaxing if you hold it on your shoulders or back if you're in pain. I'm not really the type for this but I guess it can be nice if you like it.
It's a normal water jet like every shower has it.
This is my favorite. It's water mixed with air. And it's so soft and gentle on the skin. It feels like you're standing in the rain. It's so nice. I love it!
After all I have to say I really enjoyed trying it out and I love taking a shower more than I did before. I always tried to shower very fast. Now it changed somehow and I love standing under the water for quite a while.
Since my last post with that topic was quite a while ago I'm going to show you now. Fall has come and soon it's winter. In many parts of Europe and Germany it's already snowing. I can't wait until it's also snowing here!
When it's colder I love to layer stuff. Like a blouse, a knit, a cardigan and some shawl or poncho. It's comfy and warm. But this time I didn't layer too much...
Onepiece: Liz Lisa
Chouchou: Liz Lisa
And this is my makeup that time
I hope you like it.
How do you enjoy dressing in fall and winter? What clothes do you wear?
I looked through my closet and searched for things that won't fit me anymore. By doing that I found an old cardigan. It's huge, haha. So it's way too big. Since it's still cute and comfy I wanted to change it. So I added some lace and frills.
This is what it looked like before
And this is how it looks now
I'm in love with the sleeves!
And this is the next piece I'm going to change: a knit from H&M
I hardly find any cute stuff in the stores here. So when I buy something I already imagine how it'll look like later. Also I have an old lavender jeans I'm going to change. I'll show you the photos then!
After reading an recipe about eggplants I though "What could I do?"
I love dishes baked with cheese and this was really good!
What you need per person:
70g minced meat
1-2 garlic cloves
1 can chopped tomatoes
Start with the couscous. You'll need ~100ml boiling water. Pour it over the couscous, add salt, stir it and leave it like this for about 10 minutes. While waiting prepare the other things. Cut the eggplant in half and scratch out inside of it until about 1cm is left. Chop the onion and the garlic and put it into a fry pan, fry it for about 1~2 minutes. Add the meat. Fry it until there's no raw meat left.
Put half of the tomato can in one bow, the other half in another. Add the meat to one bowl and mix it with the tomatoes. Add herbs, salt, pepper, spice and whatever else. Do the same with the couscous. Put it into the other bowl and also mix it with the tomatoes.
Now fill the eggplants. One should be filled with the meat-tomato mix. The other one should be filled with the couscous mix.
Before baking it in the oven add the cheese and now leave it in the fan oven for ~20min with 180°C.
I hope you like the recipe. It's nothing special but so delicious!
I want to start a new tag on this blog called "my favorite". There I'll present you my favorite clothing or accessory for the season.
Today it's gonna be for fall and winter.
It's my new Liz Lisa scarf.
It's a huge scarf and a bow you can put the scarf through so it's closed. You can also wear it around you shoulders as a stole. It's very warm and I love the color that fits everything. The details like the lace and the Liz Lisa writing is also so cute. Since it was from the new collection that came out when I have been to Osaka it's a bit expensive. I paid ~40€ for it but it's worth it. ♥
For warmer days in fall you can wear it instead of a coat, using it as a stole. And for winter it'll be a warm and cozy scarf.