Sunday, 30 June 2013

L'Oreal Confetti nails - Take II

Just a quick nail design:

Base Coat: essie 'rock solid'
Colour: nails inc. 'porchester square'
Glitter: L'Oreal '916 Confettis'
Top Coat: Maybelline express manicure 'quick dry protecting top coat'

Because this is such a short post I am adding a picture of my doggies. They were REALLY delighted to go for a walk the other day :-)

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Hair extensions by Issonni

My hair has been kinda short since more than ten years (I am getting really old *dislike*)

I was craving for long hair since a good while, but I knew I would never achieve it by just letting it grow. Hair extensions was the answer to my troubles!

There are a lot of options and methods out there to get long hair within hours. I found Emilia, who runs Issonni and offers all kinds of extensions which do not involve glue. That sounded perfect to me as my plan is to let my hair grow while I am wearing the extensions. In theory my own hair should be long in about a year and I won't need the extensions anymore.

My extensions last for about 12 weeks at a time. Once the 12 weeks are over I have to go back to Emilia, get the extensions taken out and reattached.
The hair is kinda sewed to microbeads which are spread around my head. I have four layers of real human hair. The lowest layer is straight hair and the rest is wavy, just like my own hair.
The pictures below show the hair after Emilia straightened them to see how the finished product looks.

The whole procedure took 2 hours and cost 440Euro. Yes, I's a lot of money, but I am totally happy with it and the reapplying of the hair in 12 weeks will be much cheaper as the hair can be reused.

I am totally amazed how perfectly the colour was matched to my own and also how close the texture is to my hair. I watched it for the first time yesterday so I was able to see the waves in my new hair. My friends and colleagues love my new look and some are actually asking me how my hair was able to grow so fast....LOL

Sorry for the quality of the pictures, but I took them with my IPhone.

Hope you like my new hair do :-)

Friday, 28 June 2013

Berlin - Part III: Christoper Street Day 2013

After visiting the East Side Gallery we planned on doing some shopping at the Ku'Damm.

Little did we know that we would walk right into the Christoper Street Day!
What a gay pride parade that was! Sooooo many wonderful costumes. They were spreading love and were demanding loud and proud that they want equality!

We were watching the parade and loved every single bit of it. (Yes, we did do some shopping afterwards too.)

Here are my favourite 40 pictures....sorry, couldn't narrow it down anymore ;-)

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Berlin - Part II: East Side Gallery

The Berlin wall, which parted Germany, fell during the night to the 9th November 1989. Back then I was nine years old and I can actually remember it very well.
I was getting ready for school and had the TV turned on. The news were on and I saw pictures of thousands of people standing on the wall, walking the streets of both sides of the wall and the eastern German army giving up on trying to keep the people of the east in their part of the city.
There were strangers hugging each other as if they have been friends forever, sharing tears of joy, because Germany was one again.

In most parts of Berlin you can't see that this city was once divided into two. There are only a few bits and pieces of the wall still in the city.
The largest stretch is the East Side Gallery. The street (east) facing side of the wall has been painted by many many artists showing their understanding of the peaceful revolution which took place in Germany in 1989.
The western side of the wall was already painted, well....let's say sprayed, as the people from the west were always able to walk right up to the wall. That wasn't possible in the East as a 'death zone' was leading up the last meters to the wall.

Here are a few pictures of the East Side Gallery: