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Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Love

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Sunday, December 10, 2017
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Christmas is the best time of the whole year and it is nearly here. Let's be honest, we love holidays not only because we get to spend time with family during our winter vacation. Christmas is the most wonderful time of a year, because we all love to give and receive little presents! Great holidays gifts don't need to be overly expensive or extravagant, foremost present is a sign of care and attention. The only thing you need to think about is what will make your friends and relatives happy and ensure positive mood. To make the choice easier and faster I have gathered few Christmas gift ideas for your loved ones with a help of online fashion store Sevengrils. I tried to make sure that everyone will love to discover these little presents under the Christmas tree.

1. Mermaid blankets are one of the most trendy items of 2017, so if your friend or relative still doesn't have one you can gift this snugly cute blanket to them. 

2. I really don't think why people call the Christmas themed sweaters ugly, I love how cozy they look. But if you aren't a fan of the classic Christmas sweaters, keep your loved ones warm and give them a nice makeover for one eve by gifting them cute unicorn hoodie.

3. Right after the ugly Christmas sweater goes ugly Christmas sweatshirt, pair them with ugly leggings and you are ready to party with your beloved family!

4. Who said that our little best friends can't celebrate Christmas as well? Give your pets a little fashion present, they will look so stylish in this stripped bell cap, but I'm not sure if they will like this present.

5. I'm a backpack addict and I'm absolutely sure that there is no bag more comfortable, than a compact mini backpack with few quick access pockets. If your girlfriend, sister or friend loves backpacks I'm sure they will appreciate this gift.  

6. There is nothing better than wrapping your body in a warm fluffy blanket, wearing your favorite overall pajamas and watching all day long a good old Christmas comedies/action movies from 90s. 

I hope my little gift guide was somehow useful, let me know in the comments what are you going to get for the people you love. And don't forget that happy memories, positive emotions, warmth and comfort of your family can never be bought with a credit card.

Are you ready for Christmas?
Lots of love,
Liz

Tanzanite Makeup Tutorial | December Birthstone

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Thursday, December 07, 2017
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Hi guys and welcome to my December birthstone makeup tutorial! December is the last month of the year and it is the month of three different shade of blue and three different gemstones: tanzanite, zircon and turquoise. I've decided to choose Tanzanite and its indigo glow as an inspiration for my today's makeup tutorial. This stone was named by the place of its original and the only geographical part of the world where it can be found - Tanzania. Tanzanite is the best stone that can represent month December and the holiday mood of this time of a year. Follow these easy steps to recreate this charming indigo smoky eye.

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1. We are going to start our Tanzanite makeup by applying an eyeshadow primer. Apply it all over your eye lid and blend the product your ring finger. Eyeshadow primer will make the makeup last longer without creasing and fading.

2. Fill in your eye brows using a matte eye brow pencil or an eye shadow as you prefer. Highlight the brow bone and the inner corner of your eyes using a white eyeshadow and start to fill in your crease with brown matte eyeshadow.

3. Hghlight the inner corners of your eyes and start to apply indigo blue pigmented eyeshadow on your eye lid. You can use liquid eyeshadow for an extra pigmentation and shine. Don't forget to blend the transitions between the colors with a clean blending brush.

4. Now it is time to work a little on the bottom lashline, apply some eyeshadow on your bottom lashes and blend it with the brush. Apply black eye kohl on the bottom and upper waterline and set it with black eyeshadow.

5. Finish your makeup with a beautiful and playful cat eyeliner and mascara. Don't forget to currl your eyelashes for extra volume and you can also apply falsies, but this step is optional. And that's all, your Tanzanite inspired birthstone makeup is done!

I can't believe I have finished all 12 makeup tutorial inspired by 12 birthstones, it was truly an interesting and creative journey for me. happy birthday to everyone, who was born in December, you are lucky to have such a gorgeous gem as your birthstone. I really hope you liked this makeup, please let me know what you think of it. Kisses and until the next time:*

Lots of love,
Liz

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Trying German Sweets & Treats | Candy Haul

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Monday, November 27, 2017
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My sweet sister lives in Germany and some time ago she pampered me with a huge package of the famous German sweets, chocolates, wafers and others delicious treats. I'm a huge sweet-tooth and can't live without glucose overload in my blood, so today's haul I want to dedicate to everyone, who has a great liking for sweets like me. There is no bigger fun, than tasting a ton of delicious candies and I had so much fun creating this blog post!

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Let's start with Giotto Weiße Mandel - a German analogue of famous Raffaello coconut - almond spheres, but Giotto tastes so much better. These sweets are as lightweight as a feather and melt away right after you put them in your mouth. I loved them very much and these almond treats were the first thing I finished from the package. The structure of Giotto spheres is very similar to Raffaelo and they also have an almond nut in the center of the sweet.

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Next are a very popular cereal bars Corny, my lovely sister sent me two popular flavors: coconut and banana. Corny made of oat and wheat flakes, juicy coconut and banana poured with milk chocolate. I'm addicted to these cereal bars, they taste pretty simple, but so good! Few of Corny bars are still hidden in my purse.

European candy sweets liz breygel try haul january girl blogger
European candy sweets liz breygel try haul january girl blogger

Every German citizen knows and loves Hanuta hazelnut wafers. These crunchy wafers smeared with a sweet and aromatic cocoa cream and seasoned with crunchy hazelnuts. The incredible and aromatic taste of these wafers makes them the best breakfast food and I love to eat them with a cup of freshly brewed coffee or sugarless tea. They can also provide you with some extra energy through out a long day of work.

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These are a classic American chocolate cookies full of chocolate chips. The dough is very sweet and crumbly and the chocolate chips are very tasty. I'm a huge fan of homemade cookies, but I didn't master my baking skill yet, so my cookies are not nearly as good as these yummies. If you are a big fan of simple American cookies, you definitely need to try out how German people understand this food. You will be impressed by the delightful taste and flavor of these snack. 

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I'm almost sure that everyone heard about Ritter Sport and Milka chocolate brands. These are probably two most famous European chocolate factories that produce a high quality products since early 1900s. Ritter Sport was founded in Bad Cannstatt, Germany, while Milka chocolatier originated in Switzerland. Both of these chocolate brands taste lovely! Their distinguished feature is a variety of flavors and fillers. For example, you can find 42 unique tastes of Ritter Sport chocolate square-shaped bar and 13 varieties of Milka.


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And the last sweet treat for today is this cute Gummy Frogs by the world famous confectionery company Haribo. It was founded by Johannes "Hans" Riegel long ago in 1920. Gummy candies are one of my favorite sweets on the market, because they are chewy, brightly flavored and low fat. Haribo's Quaxi Fröschli are gummy and transparent on the top, but their bottom part is harder and tastes more like chewy marshmallow. The description on the packaging claims that these frogs are not croaking and they make children and adults happy and I absolutely agree!

What are you favorite sweet treats?

Lots of love,
Liz

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Desert Rose | Makeup Tutorial For Brown Eyes

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Sunday, November 19, 2017
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Have you ever heard about desert roses and their unique nature? Desert rose is a name of a rare crystal formation. It is a very beautiful sand rock, that 'grows' in desert regions. Today's makeup was inspired by the cold calm colors, sharp edges and mystery of this extraordinary sand phenomenon. You can learn how to create this easy makeup for brown eyes, just follow this step by step tutorial and give your eyes a lovely makeover. 

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1. Start your makeup with an eyeshadow primer, apply the product all over your eyelid and blend with a help of your ring finger. Eyeshadow primer will help eyeshadow to last all day long. Shape and fill in your eyebrows.

2. Highlight the brow bone and the inner corner of your eyes using a light rose gold eyeshadow with shimmer. Apply a very light brown matte eyeshadow on the crease.

3. Start to apply matte truffle color on the crease, blend it with a soft blending brush. 

4. Applydusty rose color on the eye lid. I've used matte eyeshadow, but you can use satin or shimmer finish for the lid. 

5. Tightline your eyes - apply a black eye kohl pencil on the top and bottom waterline. Draw a beautiful wing using liquid or gel eyeliner. 

6. Curl the lashes and apply a few coat of your favorite mascara. Add some false lashes to finish up this makeup for brown eyes and you're done!

You can even use this eye makeup as an everyday look, just don't make your eyeliner too dramatic. I like to pair this look with a nude lipstick and dewy skin finish. I hope you liked this makeup, I had so much fun creating it. Until next time!

Lots of love,
Liz

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Easy Lime Cinnamon Rolls Step By Step Recipe

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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cooking for dummies beginners cinnamon baking recipe easy fast liz breygel blogger
cooking for dummies beginners cinnamon baking recipe easy fast liz breygel blogger
cooking for dummies beginners cinnamon baking recipe easy fast liz breygel blogger
cooking for dummies beginners cinnamon baking recipe easy fast liz breygel blogger
cooking for dummies beginners cinnamon baking recipe easy fast liz breygel blogger

Hi everyone, do you love cinnamon rolls? I think it is one of the best holiday dish you can prepare for your friends and family. As always I've decided to add something personal in the recipe and today I'm going to show you how to prepare very quick and easy these cute Lime Cinnamon Rolls. This recipe is beginner friendly and you can even bake these rolls together with your kids. Let`s start!

Ingredients:

• 2 cups of flour
• 3/4 Warm Milk
• 1 full teaspoon of dry yeast 
• 1 Egg
• Vanilla extract 
• 2 Teaspoons baking powder
• Ground cinnamon
• White Sugar
• Salt
• Butter
• Lime Juice

1. Start with preheating your oven to 400 F (200 C). Prepare the baking dish by applying a very thin layer of butter or vegetable oil. 

2. Put yeast and a necessary amount of sugar into the mixing bowl, add a warm milk and let the yeast dissolve.

3. Add an egg and vanilla extract to the milk and yeast. Sift the flour and add it to the mixing bowl together with baking powder and a little pinch of salt.

4. Start stirring the dough, it should be soft and supple. You can use plastic spatula or stir it with hands. Apply some vegetable oil n your hands, so the dough won't stick to them.

6. Let the dough rest around 30 minutes and prepare lime caramel for filling: mix sugar with lime juice and let the mixture thicken in the pan.

7. Put dough on the table, apply vegetable oil on the table, so the dough won't stick to the surface. Roll dough into a thin rectangle and brush the surface of dough with soft butter, lime caramel and sprinkle with cinnamon. 

8. Roll the dough to form a log and cut it into few little rolls. Place the rolls in the baking dish and bake until rolls are done, usually it takes 25 minutes. And lime cinnamon rolls are done!

Planning on inviting you friends and your family to celebrate winter holidays? Treat them with a freshly baked homemade Lime Cinnamon Rolls! People you love will definitely like this recipe even more than famous cinnabons, because you will bake them with love and care. You can improve it by adding chocolate or vanilla toppings, berry jam or even ice cream. I wish you all an amazing day, hugs and kisses ♥

Bon Appétit!

Lots of love,
Liz

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