Monday, April 14, 2014

My new pencil case


I just spent the last five minutes thinking about the word pencil case and wondering if there's a better word for it in English? Hmm...mostly because mine is not exactly a case but more of a soft pouch. I bought it on this beautiful Slovenian page called LovelyShop (the bags and pouches are so pretty) for only 6 euros (+ 1,65 euros for delivery) and I also got a cupon for 15% discount on my next order.
I like it very much, it works great as a pencil case and it would also be perfect for make up brushes or something similar. The only thing is that I would love if the pouch had a zipper instead of the "button" because I'm afraid that I'll rip the fabric (it's very soft) with day to day opening/closing. But at least now I know that the next one I buy will have a zipper.


Isn't it pretty? :)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Empties


I love reading empties posts, but I never planned on writing one, simply because I usually throw the packaging away when it's empty. But last week I saw all this empty stuff lying on our washing machine (oops) and decided I want to write my first empties post. It's just a bunch of basic products I use on a regular basis.

1. Balea - Creme Seife Meeres-rauschen
So this one is a basic hand soap - it's cheap, but not very moisturising and I got sick of the smell before we used it. I won't buy it again.

2. Balea - Totes Meer Salz Dusche
One of Balea's many shower gels. I usually quite like them but this one irritated my skin and left it feeling dry. I won't buy it again.

3. Balea - Rasier Gel
Shaving gel that transforms into foam. It's cheap, does the job and smells good. Also, it lasted me a long time. I'll buy it again.

4. Dontodent - Mundsp├╝lung
A basic mouthwash. I use it occasionally and this one is a regular buy. I'm already using another bottle.

5. Bionsen - Intimo Lenitivo
I'm very satisfied with this intimate shower gel - it's gentle, smells nice and doesn't irritate me (before I used Lactacyd and Jessa, but this one is way better). I already bought another one.

6. CL Deo-Kristall Soft Stick
Both me and my dear are using this for more than 2 years (we both have sensitive skin) and we love it. It's a deodorant in a soft stick form, almost unscented (very subtle) and good for sensitive skin. Before I started using it I had problems with clogged underarm pores (so painful) and this deo helped me 100%.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Simple dinner

No, I'm not dead. :) I know I'm a lazy *beep* when it comes to blogging, but no worries, I have loads of excuses. Firstly, let me just mention the warm weather (coffee in the sun? -yes please, everyday!), then I went to (the beautiful and warm) Tenerife for one week, me and my dear are also renovating our little "balcony" (it's just a small room, because it's a closed balcony, but it will be sooo pretty when it's done - pictures are coming) and last but not least: I have an exam tomorrow (yes, on a Saturday), so I've been a busy bee. :)
Enough with the excuses, let me show you what I cooked for dinner two days ago:

Prawns with eggs, carrots and spring onion


Recipe:

For 2 people: 300g of prawns, 1 large carrot (grated), 3-4 eggs (beaten), 3 spring onions (finely sliced), 2 tbsp of soy sauce, a pinch of chinese 5 spice powder, peanut oil

Heat the peanut oil in a wok, add the grated carrots and half of the spring onions, stir-fry for 1-2 minutes. Add beaten eggs and stir-fry for another minute. Add prawns, soy sauce and chinese 5 spice powder. Stir-fry for around 5 minutes or until the prawns are red. Serve with the rest of the fresh spring onions. :)

This is becoming one of my favorite recipes for dinner. It's just so easy to make and sooo delicious. Also, you can use any vegetable you want (chinese cabbage, mushrooms, ...) and if you're not a fan of soy sauce or exotic spices, a pinch of salt and pepper would work just fine.