Freitag, 30. Juli 2010

Essence Sun Club 02 Raspberry Sorbet

This polish from Essence is the first red nail polish I have bought and worn for a long time, and I like it very much. I bought it because it is not shiny, I don´t like shiny colors on my fingers at the moment.

It is a deep red, like blood, with a bluish undertone.

The polish didn´t chip for 4 days, although I did not use a base or top coat. ( I usually don´t )
I used one coat only.

It is supposed to smell like....raspberries? Well, i didn´t know that until I read it today, but I think it really does smell different than other nail polishes I know, even on the nails. And it does not smell bad.

I have to work on the quality of my pictures, though ;)
Yes, it´s my new camera!

The Body Shop Sale - Haul

I love the Body Shop sales and always use them to stock up my products.

Also this month I had to spend my 10€ - Birthday gift from the Love your Body card.

This time I was actually looking for fruity things, but I ended up with buying mostly Spa wisdom products which I have never tried before.

200ml Spa Wisdom Africa Shea Butter and Sesame Oil Body Balm
50ml Spa Wisdom Hydrating Puree
50ml Spa Widom Dreamboat Milk Bath
50ml Olive Glossing Conditioner
50ml Shea Butter Shower Cream

I only spent about 13€ on these products.
I haven´t tried them yet because I think they are better for the fall/winter season and at the moment it is too hot.

Mittwoch, 21. Juli 2010

I ♥ Giveaways

As you might see on my giveaways page, I just loooove giveaways.
It´s so much fun to take part, even if you can´t win every time.

I am quite new to blogging and this opens a totally new world to me. I think it´s fascinating.

Especially I like to watch nail polish swatches, but this whole Etsy/Dawanda thing is so interesting...I love to see what products you  creative people out there make with your own hands.
Giveaways give me the chance to get to know which beautiful things someone can craft!!

In the future I will definitely have my own giveaway :o)

Freitag, 16. Juli 2010

3 Rabbits

Since I am waiting for my new camera, here are some older pictures of my rabbits that have gone over the Rainbow Bridge.

Gerri was my first rabbit ever, a few years ago. I got him from the local shelter. He was handicapped, his hind legs were stiff and he could not jump.
He was a cutie and he loved to cuddle. Unfortunately he died quite young. Since he also had 6 claws on each foreleg and he had no testicles the vet and I think that his handicaps were not limited to his legs but also to his whole body. Poor baby Gerri, but he was a happy little guy and I love him :o)

Daisy was a "present" from a collegue because her son of 6 years did not want her anymore. I was looking for a partner for Gerri and so I took Daisy.
She was very aggressive.
She always was a little asymmetric in her face (which you might see in the picture), but since I could not touch her without her growling and biting I decided to leave her alone and that worked fine. After a few weeks she came to me and I was even able to pet her. We were on the way to become friends.
But the asymmetry of her face turned out to be an abcess of her teeth and when it turned really big over night I already had set up an operation date on Monday, but she died very fast, on Sunday.
I think Daisy was happy to spend her last weeks with us, she and Gerri liked each other. She was not alone and unwanted anymore.

Well, Lucille was really special, too. I got her and Kasi together from a private shelter.
She was a beautiful colored red Rex and we always called her "cangaroo" because she looked like one and she was a real kickboxer. She was very, very greedy and very, very nosy. She was not the typical timid rabbit people think of. Lucille was a little over 2kg and she was very strong and could jump real high which caused problems as she always managed to get into the kitchen somehow. (Our rabbits don´t live in cages, they share a part of the apartment with us, just like cats do)
Lucille died of an abcess, too. Something called actinomycete (ray fungus), but it it not a fungus, it is a bacterial (?) infection that spreads abcesses around the body.
I spent many hours at the vet with her, one time during an operation she decided to die. She just did not breathe anymore. I was so shocked (I was in the OP room), but the doctor managed to wake her up again.
But sadly, she had to be euthanized after the next OP for with this kind of infection a cure is not possible. She was 3 years old.

After Lucille´s death I was so sad to have lost 3 animals in 2-3 years, I had actually decided to give Kasi away, but fortunatelly I did not. rabbits can make you so happy. They can also be a pest, but most of the time they are just wonderful companions.

Mittwoch, 14. Juli 2010

Concussed... head hit the window :o(

Freitag, 9. Juli 2010


...for the new Kodak camera I finally ordered. :o)
I hope you´ll see many pictures here in the future.

I took a few days off at the end of July and I´m planning a huge shopping haul in Strasbourg, France, which I´m really looking forward to. I am currently researching on what is cheaper in France than here in Germany.

My poor husband doesn´t know about his luck by now ;)
He said he would like to join me. OK. His problem.