Monday, 30 November 2015

Let's Talk About Coconut Lane

I have only recently discovered the cute shop of Coconut Lane and I already love every product they have! They're still a small shop but I'm sure they'll grow a lot in the next few months!

However, I was kindly asked to team up with them and get my very own discount code which gives you 20% off your Coconut Lane purchase! :-) Just use liliesbeauty20 and you'll be good to go!

The shop features different categories, going from accessories, to greeting cars, to jewellery and home and gifts. Their items are so cute that I could possibly buy all things on sale on there haha

Definitely give this website a visit and make sure to use the code to get 20% off!

This is a really short post compared to my other rambly ones but I thought it was necessary to mention this absolute gem of mine and to let you know about this great opportunity!

Have you ever heard of the Coconut Lane shop?
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Friday, 27 November 2015

Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette

I have been keeping an eye on this beauty ever since it came out and last week I finally ordered it!
I ordered it on a Saturday and it arrived here on the Thursday after and it was wrapped up so nicely and neatly! 

Maybe I should add a little something about the brand itself before starting to rave about this eyeshadow palette!
Zoeva is a German cosmetic brand founded in 2008 by Zoe Boikou. They sell makeup bits as well as tools such as brushes and bags.

Now on to the palette...

The En Taupe eyeshadow palette is the newest in the Zoeva range and includes - just like the former palettes - ten different shades. It costs 17.50€ (21€ including shipping costs) and just looks amazing, doesn't it?! The packaging is lovely and really adds something to the overall look of this palette!




There are matte shades as well as shimmery ones, though, there are just four matte shades altogether; three in the upper row and one in the bottom row. The italic written words are the matte shades, the underlined one is a very shimmery one with golden pigments.
Upper row:
Stitch By Stitch
Handmade
Gallery
Hour By Hour
Old Master

Bottom row:
Spun Pearl
Hour By Hour
Sheers & Voiles
Outline
Wrapped In Silk
Exquisite


These eyeshadows are really pigmented and very easy to apply; especially with the Zoeva 225 Luxe Eye Blender, in my opinion! I'm currently planning a little Christmas blog post series, where I'll try lots of different (festive) makeup looks with several eyeshadow palettes! :-) I hope this works as planned, though! haha
Do you already own a Zoeva eyeshadow palette or will you add this one to your Christmas wishlist?
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Monday, 23 November 2015

Social Networks

For most people, social networks are everyday life essentials. As for bloggers, they're a vital part of getting the own website out to a large number of people. 

And that's why I wanted to list down my very own accounts to social media such as Twitter, Instagram, etc. 
I don't really think about the number of followers that I have, I'm more likely to see how many people I attract after I posted something. Lovely comments on what I've written are always the best! ♥

Just the average Twitter profile. I'm tweeting every new post of my blog and some other, quite random stuff on there! ^-^

Well, I'm not the most active person ever when it comes to uploading photos or keeping the 'theme' constant for weeks. But it's nice to see other people post photos of things that many others like just as much!

Here I'm really just publishing the newest posts of my blog because I'm not sure about what else to write there... What a weird explanation! haha

The ultimate platform for bloggers out there who want to attract more readers to their blog! I personally really like it because it also gives me the chance to interact with other bloggers!

This is not really a website I've been using actively because I just enabled the 'automatic post' on Blogger there. It bascially means that every new post is being published on my Google+ page, which might also increase the number of people reading them!

Not that I'm uploading any videos (yet) but YouTube is almost an essential that every blogger needs, isn't it? I think that having a channel makes it a lot easier to think about a the chance to create something related to your blog. I'm currently in the planning process of a Lilies Beauty YouTube channel as well....

Leave your social media accounts down below! I'd love to follow some more of you! :-)
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Friday, 20 November 2015

Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

These eyeshadows have literally saved me so much time while doing my makeup, it's incredible! The Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadows are just my favourite. This time I'm going to talk a little about the shade 70 - Metallic Pomegranate, which definitely lives up to its name! It's a gorgeous almost cool berry toned shade with a hint of shimmer that's not too much when applied on the eyelid.






Together with a nude or light pink eyeshadow as a base this is the perfect go-to shade for a lovely everyday makeup look - especially for Autumn and Winter! Personally, I think that this shade also goes pretty well with every colour of your outfit. 

If these didn't cost 7€ each, I'd definitely buy the whole colour range but you know, seven euro for an (amazing) eyeshadow are quite a lot - probably just when you're still a student and living on a budget, though!

What is your favourite of this Maybelline Eyeshadow range?
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Monday, 16 November 2015

5 Things I'm Secretly In Love With

There are some things that I really love but no one seems to know that; I'm sure everyone has those 'little secrets', right?
Well, and today I'm going to write down five of these because I feel like talking about them for once, and why not do that on my blog?

Victoria's Secret
The show last week was amaaazing! And the Angels are just gorgeous! I'm still not over it... haha Gigi is my queen, just saying. #sorrynotsorry

Maltesers
Hmm, Maltesers are the best. They're bascially a very important essential in my everyday life.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
These dogs are just the cutest and I will probably get one of these in a couple of years! Their cuteness is almost too much to handle, gaahh!

Cosmopolitan Magazine
As a blogger you've got to stay up to date with everything beauty, fashion and lifestyle related and for me the Cosmopolitan Magazine is just the best as it combines everything in one! I also really like the little samples of perfume, etc. that come with every issue...

Little Mix
This band, I tell you, is just bloody amazing! And along with their new album Get Weird they gained another fan because their voices are great and they pretty much left me speechless when I listened to some of their songs for the first time!

What are you loving at the moment? :-)
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Friday, 13 November 2015

Let's Talk About Pets

When you've got a pet at home you will probably understand what I mean when I say that pets can become the most important individual in someone's life.

About five years ago, when we moved from Berlin to where we live now, we decided to get a dog. My mum wanted a Golden Retriever, my dad a Labrador Retriever, my brother wasn't bothered at all and I just wanted someone to cuddle with really. 

One day my mum read the newspaper and found an advert from someone who wanted to sell four weeks old puppies. As we've never heard of the breed 'Harz Fox' before, we looked it up on the internet and I swear, it was the cutest thing I had ever seen!

So my dad made a call and on the next day we were able to see our puppy for the very first time! It was clear that we were getting a male and had already decided on the name Kimba
And when we arrived there it was obvious that we instantly fell in looove with him!

Now, five years later, he's all grown up but still as cute! I just love him so much and I'm so so glad that we got him and no other dog!





Last year, around Christmas, we found out that he's got a chronic adrenal insufficiency and ever since then he's on a permanent medical treatment. I was scared to death that he wouldn't make it... 
But gladly, he's all good now and we couldn't be happier with him! :-)

Well, these occasionally happen as well because apparently he thinks it's funny to lick the lens of my camera right as I'm about to take a photo of him.

And to keep him with me wherever I go, I want to get his name tattooed on my wrist after my birthday in January! My parents don't know about that yet but I'm sure they'll like it... haha


Have you got any pets? :-)
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Monday, 9 November 2015

Autumn






I am 100% sure that Autumn is the favourite time of year for many people, because let's be honest: Autumn is just the best.
I love that you can get all cosy and have candles lit all around the house, cuddle up in a blanket and have a day just for you while watching your favourite film. 

Although this year Autumn has lasted for approximately two minutes and Halloween was over faster than you can say the word itself, I do enjoy this time the most. But I'm also really excited for Christmas! *46 more days, in case you were wondering*

What do you like most about Autumn?
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Friday, 6 November 2015

My Favourite Blogs to Read



I'm always in search of new lovely blogs to read, so I thought I'd share my most favourite blogs with you, my fellow blog readers!
And please excuse the random photo above; I was just looking for a nice one to put up there and I really liked this one from our last family-walk! :-)


It's not a big surprise that Zoella is on #1 in this list, is it? Ever since Zoe had her blog redesigned I've been loving it even more than before! Her blog was - in all honesty - the first one that I had started reading when I discovered the blogging world on the internet.



Another lovely blog which I really enjoy reading. InTheFrow is written by Victoria and I also just very like watching her videos on YouTube as well! They never fail to brighten up my day because they're just amazing as they are!

Kayleigh has been a huge inspiration for me to keep blogging even though I might have had a bad day whatsoever. I do tend to have those days quite often - especially when it comes to my blog - as I always think that others are just a lot better than me at this, but I want to be just as good as them! But with her replying to my emails or helping me out with some blogging issues, those thoughts of not being a good blogger just fade away immediately. Thank you for that, Kayleigh! :-)




A very lovely blog to read, but her videos are even better! I just like how her videos are set up and everything. Probably not to mention that I highly respect her for making all these videos when she has a chronical illness!


What are your favourite blogs to read? I would love to know!



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Monday, 2 November 2015

MY STORY | (Social) Anxiety

The past few days and weeks have probably been the worst for me and to be completely honest, I have no clue where all that anxiety came from. I already wrote a post about how to deal with anxiety and panic because I did tend to get panic attacks, etc. every now and then, but it's gotten a lot worse lately.

I am aware that a blog - a public website on the internet! - is not the best way to talk about my anxiety but I also know that lots of people are feeling the same way and that I'm definitely not alone. It does feel like I'm talking to someone who's just listening to what I tell them and it feels a lot better than not talking at all.

A band was the actual reason for me to cope with my anxiety, but in the past few weeks, people had always reminded me 'not to do/say this or that', 'you're just the quiet one but you text quite a lot' or they simply reminded me how it feels to be left alone because they just don't understand what it feels like to live with anxiety!

In school I'm basically just a non-talking girl who smiles at random times because on the inside I'm a mental wreck. People know that I don't talk much, even my teachers tell me to 'talk more and raise my hand more often, otherwise they'd have to change my grades'. My answer to that? I've always been the quiet one.

I wouldn't refer to myself as shy because I'm not. I'm just trying to find a way in life that's making it possible for me to actually socialise with people without having that immense feeling of fear. 


It's not that I don't want to talk to you, I just don't know how.

I think I know the answer to that question, I am just too scared people will stare at me when it's wrong.

Have I got enough money to pay all that? I should probably count it again - for the ninth time.

Hey, can you call whoever and ask for something? - Hah..... No, because I might trip over my own tongue and they'll laugh at me.

Make a voice note for me, I want to hear you saying... - Sorry, I'm with my parents/Wifi sucks/bad timing.

There are people laughing. Are they laughing at me? Did I do anything? Is there something on my shirt? Does my hair look funny?? Or am I just a freaking joke myself???


I'm not saying that it's easy to deal with that because it's definitely not. And people saying that I should just get over it can please leave. 

True story: 
I tried explaining this to a friend and the answer was 'Ok'. Guess what I did? Nothing.

How am I supposed to tell a friend or someone else that I am trying my best to live with social anxiety? Will they understand? Probably not.

I feel helpless and it feels more than right to blog about this because I want others to know that they're not alone. And please feel free to talk to me or someone else when you're feeling this way because I know exactly what it feels like when there's no one else to talk to about your problems.

I'm also really scared that school will really exhaust me the next months but I hope that with a new year I will gain more confidence again and that the anxiety will be easier to cope with again. 

Thank you for reading this and sorry for such a long post but it felt really good writing this. Again, please feel free to message me when you don't feel well or anything! x
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