Showing posts from November, 2015

A guide to smart studying

It's currently finals week at my Uni and I barely find myself anywhere else than either the library or on my desk at home. The fact that me and my boyfriend are moving out by November 30th doesn't help either since we're living between cardboard boxes and bags stuffed with all kinds of home wares. If you find yourself in stressful situations as well, good time management is the key. So I decided to put together a little guide on how to study efficiently!

1) Figure out what you have to study and where. I like to make a plan to organise when to study what- this also avoids procrastination ;)
2)Scan you textbooks, notes, worksheets, etc. in order to filter out the most important information.  Don't highlight everything!
Usually, there's a lot of information you won't need- get rid of it.
4)Write a summary on your computer and print it out I like to divide it into several sections and then add a lot of bullet points to each topic. This way it's easier for your br…

November Baking II: Gingerbread Cookies!

A LOT of stuff has been going on in my life lately, which is super exciting, but I barely spend any time doing relaxing stuff anymore. So when I came home last Wednesday, my boyfriend lead me into our kitchen where he has laid out all sorts of baking supplies, saying "Jay, please bake. Please have some you time, I can't bare to see you all stressed out, worrying about stuff you shouldn't even be thinking about"
That's when I realised that my anxiety has increased a lot lately, my head was exploding because I was over thinking way too much- basically I totally overworked myself and gladly accepted his very kind offer.
I decided to make some Gingerbread Cookies and I'm very pleased
with the results! It took me more than three hours only to decorate them, but I felt so relaxed afterwards plus they tasted absolutely amazing!

Ingredients & co. Gingerbread dough  (I bought one from the store, otherwise I'd have ended up with a totally sticky mess aka my kit…

Beauty Must-Haves for Winter!

Today I want to share some products I find myself using every year as the weather gets colder. Here they are!

Lips: Balea LipBalm Outdoor Protect: Protects your lips from cracking, which my lips tend to do a lot during Autumn/Winter (This works amazing for skiing/snowboarding)Vichy Nuriextra for dry/damaged lips: Repairs when the damage is already done/moisturizes dry lipss-he stylezone No 140: A bright red colour, which adds some pop to your make up routine!
 Skin:essence all about matt!: I've talked about this in my previous post, since this is holy to me. My skin tends to break out a lot at the start of the heating period and to avoid caking my face with make up, I've been using these lately!alverde color&care Make up (No 10 Light Beige) Super light colour, becuase my skin almost gets white in winter... However, it's very light coverage, almost like a BB Cream
 Nails:s-he stylezone No 314Maybelline New York 54 Cherry Sweetessence colour and go 113 do you speak love…

5 Must-Have Beauty Products For The Busy Girl!

Recently, I find myself constantly in a hurry. In order to save time (and also money, you know me) I purchased some products that make life so much easier! Here are some of my favourites!

LOOK High Speed Quick Dry Spray

BALEA Dry Shampoo

AQUA MINERAL Velvet Touch Hand & Body Lotion
BEBE YOUNG CARE 3in1 Nurturing Cleansing Wipes
ESSENCE All About Matt Oil Control Paper
Thank you for reading!
What are your time saving products? Let me know in the comments!

November Baking: Austrian Vanillekipferl!

Some of you might know that I was born and raised in Austria. One of the things I loved most about the pre- christmassy time and still do is baking. I unfortunately can't bake with my beloved Granny anymore since she's quite a few miles away, but my boyfriend does a good job trying to replace her ;) One of the classics we made every year were so called "Vanillekipferl" and they taste so amazing, it would have been a shame to not let you know about the recipe!

What you'll need for the shortcrust pastry:
300 g flour100 g grated nuts 70 g powdered sugar1bagvanillin sugar (those little ones, you know what I mean ;) )250 g  soft butter

What you'll need for the topping: 
a saucer filled with 1 little bag vanillin sugar and some powdered sugar, just enough to coat the cookies in it. 
Mix all the ingredients for the shortcrust pastry in a food processor, then knead the dough until it's a solid ball. Wrap the dough into cling film and let it rest for about 20 minutes…