As you may know I was in Berlin for a few days last week and I will write a post about that some time this week. Right now, as a way to get back into the swing of things, I decided to break my 5 days of radio silence by showing you a few things I picked up while I was there. First of all, apologies for my lack of updates, but I was simply too busy, too anxious, or too tired to be bothered to write anything. As I will shortly be able to pick up my regular routine, I expect to be able to write updates at a regular, daily schedule again.
I didn’t buy much while I was in Berlin as I didn’t have much time, but I think it’s worthwhile to share nonetheless. I got some perfume, some clothes, housewear and some make up.
Perfume: Love, Chloé
The first item I bought isn’t from Berlin, but I purchased it when I was at Schiphol airport waiting for my plane to leave at 6.30 AM. This perfume had been on my wishlist for a while. I love it’s powdery smell. It’s very classy and girly.
Wine red bow hair clip (American Apparel)
Another very girly item: a hair clip with a bow. I love the satin finish of the fabric and it looks great with my blonde hair.
Ceramic on-the-go tea mug with silicone lid & sleeve (Urban Outfitters)
At my previous job I would always have my tea from a trusty thermo cup from Starbucks. However, after 3 years of service the mug had started to get extremely yucky and so I thought: new job = new mug. I tried looking for one at Starbucks in the States, but they didn’t have any fun ones. Until I saw this one. It’s especially for tea (you can wrap the string from the bag around the little tea pot) and since it’s ceramic I hope it will be easier to clean than plastic.
Black & cream heavy knit sweater (Urban Outfitters)
Fall is nearing and I just love snuggling up wearing a thick woolen sweater during the wet and cold months that are about to come. I already bought quite a few last year, but when I saw this one I couldn’t leave it. I love how the sleeves have a different knit pattern and the fact that is on the slouchy side.
Black & white, mustard, wine & blue colored knit cardigan (Urban Outfitters)
My love for bulky knit sweaters is matched by my love for heavy knit cardigans. Again, this is slouchy one. I love the geometric print and it’s insanely comfortable. Here’s a close up of the pattern:
P2 cuticle cream and eyeshadow
My first day in Berlin I was a bit early and so I set out to explore. I knew I wanted to go to DM (a German drugstore) as they exclusively sell P2. I wasn’t very impressed with the stuff on offer, but I did manage to find a cuticle cream and two gorgeous eyeshadows. The lilac one is just mesmerizing and the baked duo color one has some great pay off as well. Here are some swatches:
As you can see, I didn’t buy a whole lot, but still some fun bits and bobs. I hope you enjoy your day and if I’m not too tired after my first real day at my new job I can assure you there will be another post up tomorrow.