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In my November favorites and December favorites, I mentioned some of my current favorites in makeup, such as the Black Pine concealer by Korres and the lavera loose powder. As I said in my December favorites post, I bought quite a few lavera products when I went to Hamburg last month, and, after using them all regularly, I wanted to post about my favorites.
I like lavera because all their products are organic, non-toxic, and cruelty-free. They have a lot of vegan products, but you should check the labels because there are several products that contain animal-derived ingredients.
2017 was the year of some very short weekend breaks, and this all started in March when we flew to Brussels for less than 24 hours. I had never actually been to Belgium before (other than driving through it), and I wanted to finally see the “capital of the EU.”
I’m not a big fan of December despite the fact that it’s the month I was born. It marks the beginning of the winter, and I don’t care much for the cold. The only highlights of December are my birthday and New Year’s Eve. I did, however, manage to do some things and try some products that I really liked in December so here are my December favorites.
Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had a good start into 2018. I was a bit sick, but that means things can only get better right. This post is going to be a little different from my regular posts as Jaimi from Pockets Full of Daisies nominated me for The Sunshine Blogger Award for my zero waste posts. (Check out my posts on what zero waste is, how to conquer the zero waste challenge, making your period zero waste, cutting down on plastic, and reusing packaging!) Thanks a lot, Jaimi!
The Sunshine Blogger award is given by bloggers to bloggers who inspire positivity and creativity in the blogging community.
Ever since I started working to reduce the waste I produce I have realized how difficult it is, especially here in Greece, to try to live more of a zero waste lifestyle.
I’ve mentioned before how composting is not actually something that is done here and that even separating trash seems a lot more complicated than in Germany, for example, where this has become the norm.
I started experimenting with different hair colors pretty early, at around twelve years old. I initially used semi-permanent colors, mainly in red and bluish shades. Towards the end of high school, I began using demi-permanent colors sticking to shades of red and brown. When I was in university and my younger siblings started getting the first white hairs, I decided to keep my natural hair color until I, too, would get my first white hairs, as I thought I might one day look back to the days where I still could still wear my natural hair color.
I just got back from another trip visiting family and friends back in Hamburg. The city gets a certain amount of tourists but is far from being as popular as Berlin, Amsterdam, or other cities, so there is not much information available for tourists. I already posted about the main things to see and do in Hamburg, and today I'll be helping you make the most of your stay in Germany’s second largest city with an overview of the neighborhoods you want to consider when booking accommodation.
If you saw my posts on minimalist packing for a week in Hamburg and Hamburg’s Speicherstadt, you know that we spent the first week of May in Hamburg visiting family and friends. Living in Hamburg, I never had to seek out vegan restaurants as I was still vegetarian, which is a lot easier with regards to eating out. My expectations were quite high as I had already found a multitude of options on HappyCow. Compared to my previous travels as a vegan (Corfu, Bucharest, Rome, Brussels), this trip was so much more filled with exciting vegan options.
Update: I recently went back for another trip in the beginning of December so I wanted to update this post with more details and another special vegan tip for Hamburg.
It’s been a while since I last made a favorites post so I thought I’d share my November favorites.
My recent trip to Ioannina was much more focused on nature than the other trips I’ve taken this year, and whenever I spend a lot of time in nature I am reminded of how spectacular this planet is. We don’t appreciate the planet we live on nearly enough, and that’s how we end up with things like climate change. Spending time outdoors serves as a good reminder of the necessity to do something to protect the world we live in. There are so many small things we can all do to reduce global waste.
Half Bulgarian Turk, half German living life as an expat in Greece.
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