well that‘s imPressive ¦ Herba Collection

I’ve always been a sucker for a good manicure – ask my sister. after the manicure I’d send her a photo of me > aka my nails < in every situation. I just can’t help myself hahahaha. here’s an example of photos:

unluckily getting your nails done can be quite expensive, especially when you live in Switzerland: CHF 80.- for shellac that lasts for approx. 2 weeks is just way to much!

long story short: I tested different ways of ‚doing my nails‘ and here are my conclusions:

Miss Sophie Nail Wraps
with about CHF 18.- for one set of Nail Wraps this is the most expensive one at first sight. but the price can be relativized, because a set can be used up to three times > a sheet of 24 Nail Wraps contains seven different sizes from which you can choose the appropriate size for your nail. I just used one wrap and cut it in half, that worked perfectly for two fingers of the same size.

what I really liked about it was the amount of different designs that are available online. however… they don’t look right the same in real life and that’s what bothered me a bit. I ordered 5 different types and some are way brighter and some way darker than online – still pretty, just different.

it was quite easy to apply them: just clean the nail, remove the cuticles, choose size and stick it on. BUT it takes quuiiite a while to file them and of course your natural nail shape stays just like that.

I absolutely loved the sealing top coat > I chose the mat one and YES they are beautifuly mat after that – so that’s perfect.

one thing I didn’t like at all with these nail wraps was how easily the back of the foil came off. it’s just a tiny bit and the other part of the foil won’t come off either but I got stuck in my hair when I ran my hand through it and that stressed me out a lot! plus they only last for about 4 days and I definitely hoped for more.

all in all I feel like it’s only worth the money and time if you like special designs on your nails. they do really lovely designs but I’m more of a ‚monochrom-kind-of-girl‘ so that didn’t quite work out for me – I’d give them 5 out of 10 stars. ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

imPRESS Nails by KISS ¦ *gifted by Herba Collection
I’ve never been a fake nail person… but as my mum works with such products she made me curious about the imPRESS Nails by Kiss. so I got in touch with Herba Collection and they kindly gifted me some of their collection > you can get them on www.clickandbeauty.ch

what I liked most about it was how flippin easy it was to apply them! clean your nails, pop them on – DONE! they were a bit too long for my taste so I just filed them a little. even if you don’t like the shape of it – just do it your way – that’s brilliant! but wait until about 1 hour after initial application in order to give the imPRESS nails time to fully bond with your natural nails.

it says that they last from 5 days to a full week > I’ve had mine on for 12 days and they still looked good (apart from the nail grewing out a bit – but that’s not their problem). so that’s definitely a success.

imPRESS nails are made with a high-performance resin material that’s flexible, like your natural nails. a slim tapered cuticle creates a weightless contoured fit, resulting in the most seamless natural look > I never got stuck in my hair or anywhere else, which is perfect!

each imPRESS Manicure kit includes 30 nails in 12 sizes, so you won’t need all of them. you might be able to use some of them with another manicure. try buying a pattern that complements a color and mix the leftovers together for a unique manicure.

removing the nails is just as easy as applying them: you gently peel off from the side to remove. if the nails seem really ’stuck‘, apply acetone nail polish remover around edges, wait 1 minute, then peel off. you can use the enclosed wood stick to help lift the imPRESS nail at the sides. however, I feel like my natural nails were a bit ‚dry‘ after I’ve removed the imPRESS ones – so I just put some nail oil on and then they were completely fine.

my overall imPRESSion (pun intended) is definitely positive! they’re easy to apply, feel super natural, look amazing and your nails won’t be damaged from it. they’re definitely a bit more on the pricey side with about CHF 10.00 – 15.00 (they’re CHF 11.50 if you order them @ www.clickandbeauty.ch) but in my opinion it’s worth it. I’d give them 8 out of 10 ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

I’ve also thought about mentioning just ’normal‘ nail polish here… but I think we’ve all been there with various brands: they look great on the first few minutes – then you don’t let them dry enough – they don’t look great – you get annoyed – you do them all over – same thing happens – maybe not – they last for 2 days – they look shite – you don’t remove the polish for another few days – you get ashamed – you finally take it off – you’ve got your nail polish all over your hands – you’re annoyed again – you forget about it the next time and do it anyway.

how do you get your nails done? I’d love to hear from you ❤

Maruschka x

 

Christmas Traditions

Christmas is just ‚round the corner and I feel so festive! I’ve already bought all my presents (if you’re still struggling to find the perfect gift, go check out my Gift Guide) and now I can just relax and enjoy my favourite month of the year.

this made me think about how people all over the world celebrate it different… so I thought I’d share with you how we do in Switzerland or at least our family.

so the main difference to other countries is probably the appearance of Father Christmas.. well not exactly Father Christmas – we call him „Samichlous“ > Saint Nicolas! He comes on the 6th December and brings nuts, clementines, chocolates and pastry to the children that have been good and rod to those who have been bad. usually the child says a little rhyme, for exmple:

Samichlous du guete Maa, gäll i muess ke Ruete ha? Miter Ruete Füürli mache, mitem Füürli Güezi bache – chasch de o eis ha!

and then the „Samichlous“ talks about what the child did good or no-good in the past year and hands them their goodybag. obviously my parents knew the man who played Saint Nicolas and told him what to mention but as a kid I was pretty impressed by the things he knew about me!

In the goodybag is also a pastry called „Grittibänz“ – a yeast dough pastry with nuts and raisins. and because I love it so much I wanted to share my recipe for this. my „Grittibänze“ always look like a child made them – but I kind like it that way, it reminds me of the joyful times when we were younger.

here’s what you need:

500g flour

1 1/2 tsp salt

3 1/2 tbsp sugar

20g yeast

70g butter, melted

3dl milk

Mix flour, salt and sugar in a bowl. Add melted butter and half of the milk. Heat the other half of the milk (should be warm and not hot) and crumble the yeast in it. Give it a whisk and add to your bowl. Knead for about ten minutes until smooth. cover and allow to rise to double at room temperature for about 2 hours.

after two hours you can simply shape the dough, decorate it, spread it with milk and put it in the oven for about 20 minutes at 180C – enjoy!

then we wait until the 24th December to celebrate again. in my family this is like the ‚main‘ Christmas Eve – we eat dinner with all of the family and give our presents to everyone (and of course open them), sing Christmas carols and just enjoy our time together. the next day is basically the same but with the family side of my father.

so we don’t actually know Father Christmas or any other figure that distributes gifts – it has always been our parents, god mother/father etc. that brought us presents and Saint Nicolas who looked after us when we’ve been nice throughout the year.

how do you celebrate Christmas? I’d love to hear from you ❤

Maruschka x

The Gift Guide

Christmas is my absolute favourite season of the year – I just love to spend cozy evenings in front of the fire, to light a million candles, to drink a yummy mulled wine or hot chocolate and eating all the cookies.

but what I love most about Christmas is the presents – not to receive them but to give them! there is nothing more special than surprising your loved ones with a little something they didn’t expect or wished for a long time.

in my opinion, there is nothing better than to give someone time: so I find theatre tickets, a concert or even a voucher for a nice dinner is a very lovely gift and I’d 100% appreciate this the most. but sometimes you just want to give them something a bit more special and that’s where Merci Maman is THE perfect place to shop for this kind of present!

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Merci Maman made me the most gorgeous personalized necklace. they hand-engrave all of their pieces and this makes it so cute and personal! for my necklace I chose the engravement: Luna 14.04.2019 – the name and date of birth of my daughter.

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but you could also engrave your other half and your initials and your anniversary, your dogs name, your parents or siblings names – there’s no limit (actually there is a limit of letters… but you could just order more pieces anyway :D) . I know it’s a little late but you’ll get 20% off your order until tomorrow (02.12.2019 11.59pm) – so go check them out and get your loved ones the perfect present. oh and also: the delivery was SOOOO fast – I literally got my necklace after 2 days!

another one of my faves this year is something for our little ones. in the online shop from Hotschgufe you’ll find everything a kid could ever wish for! she sells the cutest wooden toys, nightlights, kids dinner sets, cuddle dolls and so much more > and EVERYTHING is personalized.

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we’ve got this wonderful train toy for Luna and there’s not only her name and date of birth; her weight, height and time of birth are also written on the train and I think this is such a thoughtful cute present. it’s a perfect toy for the little ones and a meaningful and emotional memory for the parents – absolutely lovely.

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Priska, the founder of Hotschgufe, has three gorgeous kids and runs this business casually while raising them: such a mum boss! the quality of her personalization is just amazing and she did it SO fast. I really recommend this shop from the heart because I know and follow her for a while and find it truly inspiring to see all the creative things she does. go and check out her shop and Instagram to see what I mean.

if you’re looking for something a little bit on the cheaper side but nonetheless beautiful: the Kneippgift packages are the perfect choice for you. they’ve got a lovely packaging and the products are definitely my all-time faves! I’ve used Kneipp bath products for longer than I can remember and truly love them – there are so many benefits:

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The Kneipp cream bath „Wohlfühlzeit“ with natural essential oils of sweet orange and star anise and high-quality macadamia milk extract protects the skin from drying out and conjures up a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere. the cozy scent and the long-lasting creamy foam make this bath a feel-good experience for body and soul. After the relaxing bath, you perfectly complement your feel-good ritual with the Kneipp Body Milk. The rich care with macadamia milk extract provides the skin with long-lasting moisture and regenerates the skin barrier. The natural care effect is rounded off by cell-protecting vitamin E, rich shea butter and skin-soothing panthenol.

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or if you’re loved one doesn’t like to take a bath > Kneipp has also a very beautiful gift set with a candle and a room perfume with sandalwood. the wooden scent is so warming and lovely and I think this gift set is such a save number: everyone will love this.

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ALSO: Kneipp is such an affordable brand and really environmentally aware. I love that all of their products are sustainably and they even have partnerships with for example WWF. all in all I’m really a fan of Kneipp ever since I can remember and definitely would recommend their products to everyone!

so this is it from my gift guide this year: I hope you like it and find something to give to your family, friends or your special ones.

Merry Christmas everybody!

Maruschka x

 

this blogpost is not sponsored – the products mentioned are gifted. even if something is gifted – I would never ever recommend anything I don’t like. all my recommendations come from the heart!

 

Baby Essential Part 1 ¦ bonavi

I wanted to write this blog post for quite a while because I would have been super happy to find something like that when I was pregnant with our baby girl.

the first couple of months are full of joy, happiness, lack of sleep and confusedness. so I wanted to show you guys what helped us to keep things going in this wonderfully messy time that is now our everyday life.

the first item I want to recommend you, really made things so easy in the nights. it’s the Chicco Next2me baby cot – it’s installed right next to your bed and you have easy access to your baby to calm him/her or to take him/her in your bed to nurse.

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you don’t have to get up every couple of hours instead you just roll over, the baby can feel your presence and I feel like this is what babies need in the first couple of months. Luna slept in this cot for about 4 months, after that she changed to her own room and a slightly bigger bed. you could say that it’s a little expensive to only use for 4 months, but first of all you can use it longer, we just thought that 4 months would be a good time to change but that’s up to you and secondly the bed is now at my parents and every time we are with them or my mom looks after Luna she can nap in this cot – an absolute WINNER!

because we changed her in her own room that is not on the same floor as our bedroom I wanted a baby phone that has a camera. and with the Philips Avent Digital Video-Babyphone we found the perfect one – a gamechanger!

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even in her daytime naps, it’s so much easier with this baby phone because I don’t have to sneak in her room every few minutes to check if she’s alright. just switch to the video setting and watch her sleep, cry, turn over or looking for her dummy – it’s the best thing in the world! when she doesn’t want to sleep I just play her some lullabies via the babyphone > you can even choose from six different ones > works EVERY time!

the third item in this haul is one thing that really made things easy now she’s a little older. it’s the bonavi Urban and it is the ideal pram for the city. whether bumpy shopping streets, narrow shelves or full cafés: its agile front wheels, compact size, and soft all-wheel suspension make every city stroll a comfortable experience.

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what I love most about it, is the sports chair that you can use when the baby’s a little bigger. you can choose from facing it towards or away from you and that’s really handy. because Luna can’t really sit on her own right now I like to see if she’s ok and I believe that she likes to see me all the time just to make sure I’m there for her. you can even fold the pram with the sports chair on it – super easy and space-saving.

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it has three one-handed adjustable backrest positions. the footrest can also be easily adjusted depending on the lying or sitting position. what we don’t use, as Luna is now almost too big to fit in a baby car seat: you could even buy a separately available adapter for the baby seat and mount it on the pram > SO practical!

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we absolutely love it and I’d highly recommend it to everyone! if you wanna see how easy it is to handle go and check out the highlights of my Instagram stories, I made a little video to show you how cool it is!

last but by no means least: Wrap Bodysuits!
I think every new parent will tell you the same: babies HATE to get dressed! the struggle to get a bodysuit over their face is just… gosh, I don’t even wanna think about it again hahaha.

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so when I got home from the hospital the first thing I did, was going online and shop these wrap bodysuits from H&M and it was the best purchase ever! it’s so much easier to wrap your baby in the bodysuit and Luna instantly stopped crying while getting dressed. now she’s older it’s no longer a problem – so we use the „normal“ bodysuits again.

so this is it – so far! I’ve got a lot more things to recommend to you guys but I’ll show you everything in part 2 of the baby essentials – coming soon ❤

what is something you think is really handy with newborns? I’d love to hear from you ❤

Maruschka x

 

>> this blogpost is not sponsored. bonavi kindly gifted the pram – all other products were purchased by myself.

current beauty faves ¦ Herba Collection

it’s been a while since I talked you through my current beauty faves and so I thought, I’d share my favourite bibs and bobs with you.

GARNIER Moisuter Bomb Pomegranate Hydrating Face Sheet Mask
it’s the same every year at the beginning of autumn: my skin gets dry and I get a lot of breakouts… to prevent that or if I forget it (what happens almost every year) to keep the damage as small as possible I use this GARNIER sheet mask. it intensely rehydrates your skin, reduces the look of fine lines, and revives radiance. it’s enriched with pomegranate extract, hyaluronic acid, and plant serum – smells delicious. GARNIER has a lot of different sheet masks, f.e. Sakura, Green Tea, Lavendar, Black Tea – but Pomegranate is my fave.

FOAMIE Shower Sponge ¦ Herba Collection
a few weeks ago I received a package from Herba Collection full of FOAMIE sponges  – first I was a little sceptical, because honestly, I thought I wouldn’t really need a sponge to wash myself. I tried them and FELL IN LOVE!

a FOAMIE is a shower sponge that reveals its secret through moistening and pressing: therapeutic, foaming cream cleanser that indulges the mind, body, and soul.

the sponge cleanses, massages and gently peels the skin. thanks to the pH-neutral cream foam, the skin is protected and supported. the product is suitable for all skin types and is dermatologically tested.

1. soak… like really soak
2. squeeze to activate the foaming cream cleanser
3. experience the Foamie spa shower & creamy shower foam
4. rinse your Foamie bath & shower sponge and hang to dry

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they last for approximately 30 showers and come in three different scents: Aloe Spa, Beauty Fruity and Mocca Peel. personally, I like the Aloe Spa the most, because it makes me feel fresh and clean even more. they’re currently 10% off: SALE! so make sure you check them out and make benefit from this special offer.

FUNCTION OF BEAUTY Shampoo & Conditioner
I’ve only tested these products for a couple of weeks but I can already see a difference – so I really wanted to share this with you guys!

the Function of Beauty Shampoo & Conditioner are a gamechanger! on their website I had to take a hair quiz:
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after that you can select up to five hair goals, I chose: anti-frizz, deep condition, lengthen, shine and volumize. then you have the choice between five different fragrances or you could just leave it fragrance-free: my choice was pear & apple. you can even say how strong you like your fragrance to be: light / medium / strong – I chose the medium one and feel like it’s pretty strong but I absolutely love the smell of it!

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the unique formula was created using a blend of clean, science-backed ingredients specially designed to address your hair’s need.

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so as I said, after only using it for a couple of weeks my hair definitely changed. it’s shiny, voluminous and I feel like it’s good conditioned. the smell is amazing and stays quite long. I love that the bottles come with a pump cap so it’s very easy to get the right amount of shampoo or conditioner.

what are your current beauty faves? let me know – I’d love to hear from you ❤

Maruschka x

 

**this blogpost is not sponsored, Herba Collection kindly gifted the Foamie products.

 

 

the ultimate autumn cake

ok – I’ve got to confess something: I am this annoying person that LOVES their birthday. so at this time of the year, I get pretty excited and always host a birthday party with friends and family. and in my opinion, one day isn’t enough – so I always celebrate the day before and the day after.

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yesterday was my birthday – so I had quite a lot going on this week to prepare everything. therefore I didn’t have a lot of time to write – but I really wanted to share my recipe for the ultimate autumn cake. it’s an apple biscuit with a lovely cinnamon buttercream. I made one for my cousin’s wedding and one for my birthday – same cake, different decorations. which one do you like more?

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what you need:

3 baking tins ø cm

CAKE
350g sugar
220g butter
>> mix together until light and fluffy
4 eggs
>> add in one at a time and mix until combined
2 lemons, zest and juice
1 tsp Dr. Oetker Vanilla Paste
>> add to the batter and mix
350g flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1.5 tsp cinnamon
>> sift everything and add to the wet ingredients. mix until just combined
180ml sour cream
220g apples, in small pieces
>> stir carefully in your batter. then spread the dough evenly in your prepared baking tins. bake for 25 minutes at 220°C.

BUTTERCREAM
400g butter, room temperature
600g powdered sugar
1 – 1.5 tsp cinnamon, to taste
>> mix the butter for about 4 minutes until light and fluffy. add the sugar and cinnamon one spoon at a time and mix for another 4-6 minutes.

if needed, cut the top of your cake so it’s nice and even. then add buttercream in between the layers and decorate as you like it > ENJOY ❤

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Maruschka x

she’s mental: Episode 4

this week’s episode is dedicated to autumn. if you follow me for a while, you will probably know that autumn is my favourite season (mainly because Christmas is not a season). I feel like at this time of the year I am more myself than in every other season.

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but I caught myself being a little down sometimes at the beginning of autumn. I actually don’t know what it is, because I’m always really excited for autumn to come and usually can’t wait for the leaves to fall down in all those beautiful colours or baking all these delightful spiced goodies. maybe it’s the weather that changes or because it’s getting darker really early… I don’t know – but what I know now is how I can change my mind and escape the ‚autumn blues‘.

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and if you’re expecting something really big here… I’m sorry I have to disappoint you. because for me it’s really the little things: when I feel down I go for a walk. and on this walk I ask myself what things made me smile the last couple of days, I think about all the people that made me laugh out loud or just made me feel good. I try to figure out what food made me happy or in which clothes I felt the best.

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once thinking about all these things, I usually feel much better instantly because I realize how privileged I am and feel so grateful for all these lovely people that surround me. and if it doesn’t make me feel better, I walk a bit further and further and further. I promise you, that walking will make you feel better eventually.

if you are the kind of person that tends to overthink things, maybe it’s better to go on a walk with a good friend and tell them how you feel. when you say something out loud, sometimes it doesn’t seem as bad as you thought before.

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after my last episode of she’s mental some people told me that it was easy for me to write these posts because my life is easy and I seem to have everything (like a job, a house, a car etc.). well first of all: yes, I do life in a privileged situation and I am lucky enough to have  a loving husband, a baby, we both have good jobs and live in a beautiful country. and I do really appreciate it. BUT… that doesn’t mean that I’m always happy and in a good state of mind.

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because mental health is MORE than material belongings. it’s more than living in a good neighborhood or having a job that gives you financial freedom. it’s deep inside us and even someone who owns everything you could possibly imagine, can be affected by bad mental health. so instead of accusing one another of having everything and your shit together – HELP eachother to find a good state of mind:

❤ start the conversation
❤ listen
❤ avoid comparisons
❤ celebrate the small steps
❤ give practical support
❤ ask other loved ones to help

Maruschka x

 

ps. I took these photos on a walk through the neighborhood with my gorgeous girl ❤

TARTE-TATIN: 3 ways

as by now, you all will know that I flippin love autumn. and one of my favourite things to do in autumn is to bake ❤ I love the smell of cinnamon in our house and obviously I’m always in for a piece of cake ooooor, what lately has become a slight obsession: a TARTE-TATIN!

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so I tried out a bunch of different types of Tarte-Tatin and created three recipes that I liked the most for you guys. we have one savoury and two sweet ones. two of them are made with pre-made dough from the supermarket and one is homemade.

BANANA TARTE-TATIN
so let’s get started with the first sweet one. this one is made with puff pastry – I didn’t do it from scratch (because you know, I’m too busy and a little too lazy for that). this recipe is so easy, you can totally make it when you have unexpected guests arriving in a few minutes. so here’s what you need:

30g sugar
30g butter
4 bananas
2 tbsp liqueur (I used whisky liqueur from a local brewery called Rugenbräu)
1 round puff pastry

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preheat your oven to 220°C and line a tart tin with baking paper on the bottom and butter on the sides. dispense your sugar and the butter cubes evenly in the tin an put it in the oven for about 10-12 minutes (until fully dissolved). take it out, add the liqueur and then dispense your bananas evenly. place the dough on top, then put it in the oven for another 15 minutes or until golden brown – flip it, et voilà here’s your Banana Tarte-Tatin done. Serve it when still warm – I like it the most with vanilla ice cream.

TOMATO & ONION TARTE-TATIN

my second recipe is a savoury one and perfect as a starter served with a little salad. here’s what you need:

30g sugar
30g butter
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
500g cherry tomatoes
4 onions
1 round whole-grain pastry

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preheat your oven to 220°C and line a tart tin with baking paper on the bottom and butter on the sides. dispense your sugar and the butter cubes evenly in the tin an put it in the oven for about 10-12 minutes (until fully dissolved). take it out, add the balsamic vinegar and then dispense your onions and tomatoes evenly. place the dough on top, then put it in the oven for another 15 minutes or until golden brown – flip it, et voilà here’s your Tomato & Onion Tarte-Tatin done.

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PLUM TARTE-TATIN

for my last recipe, I made the dough from scratch and it’s actually a bit more on the cakey side than a traditional tart. but I still think it’s delicious and counts as Tarte-Tatin because it’s baked the other way round. so here’s what you need:

40g sugar
30g butter
500g plums, halved (I used frozen ones)
FOR THE BATTER:
125g butter
90g sugar
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla paste from Dr. Oetker
2 eggs
juice and zest of one lemon
1dl milk
200g flour
1 tsp. baking powder

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preheat your oven to 220°C and line a tart tin with baking paper. dispense your sugar and the butter cubes evenly in the tin an put it in the oven for about 10-12 minutes (until fully dissolved).

in the meantime mix your butter with sugar for about 2 minutes, then add salt, vanilla paste, and one egg after the other and mix until combined. add all the other wet ingredients (lemon and milk) and whisk all together. don’t worry if your batter looks a little shite at this state – once you add the flour and baking powder it will be fine.

place your plums on the dissolved sugar-butter mixture, then add your batter and put it in the oven for another 30 minutes. when I tested the recipe I took it out a little too early but I only noticed it when the cake was out of the tin > doesn’t matter; just put it on a normal baking tray and bake a little longer. and that’s your PLUM TARTE-TATIN done!

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so these are my favourite Tarte-Tatin recipes but I’m sure there is a lot more to try out and love. if you bake one of my recipes don’t forget to tag me in your photos.

what’s your favourite thing to do in autumn? I’d love to hear from you ❤

Maruschka x

 

she’s mental: Episode 3

it happened again! even though I thought I was immune – I’m not. I fell in and it was bloody hard to get out again.

you must be thinking: what the heck?!

I’m talking about the *SOCIAL MEDIA BLACK HOLE* and I’m sure most of you will know this as a thing and have experienced it before; you spend a little too much time on the good old Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, or whatever and suddenly you feel this pressure on your chest, a feeling of not being interesting enough or not having your shit together. well at least I did feel so and this wasn’t the first time this has happened to me.

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so as I already mentioned, last weekend I spent a little too long on the internet. I was looking for autumn decoration inspiration, some fashion stuff and just scrolling down my Instagram feed. so far so good. then I went to bed and all of a sudden my brain stopped working properly or did it work too much??? I don’t know. but what I know is, I felt SO frustrated! my house wasn’t decorated enough, my wardrobe wasn’t fashionable enough, my body wasn’t thin enough, my hair wasn’t voluminous enough, my life wasn’t interesting enough and my to-do-list was longer than my arm and all I did for the last couple of hours was scrolling through this goddamn internet! I HATED the situation. but I couldn’t figure out what I was supposed to do against it. I just felt like utter shite!

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my husband, who doesn’t really use any social media (he has a facebook account but hardly ever uses it) didn’t quite understand what „problem“ I had. in his opinion my problems were made up and not reeeeally relevant… but nevertheless it was good to speak to someone about my feelings, even though he doesn’t see things as I do, or maybe BECAUSE he doesn’t see them the same way.

he told me our house was looking lovely and we could go an pick some pumpkins the next week, he told me I looked cute that night, he showed me some gorgeous photos of our little one and most importantly he told me that even though he doesn’t always understand my problems, he will always be there to help me find a solution. and that was the only thing that helped me escape this black hole.

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now I know that not everyone has a loving husband, wife, boyfriend or girlfriend. but I’m sure most of you will have a special someone who they can talk to when they don’t feel their selves > DO IT. there’s nothing better than talking about your issue and I feel that often when I talk about it, it already seems a lot easier and more bearable. and if you don’t have someone, PLEASE PLEASE e-mail me and I promise to write back with, hopefully, an answer that will help you out.

here we go – another episode of she’s mental. do you like to read about my mental health story? is there anything specific that would interest you? please write a comment or DM. I’d love to hear from you.

Maruschka x

oh and by the way: because I felt like utter shite I didn’t want to take photos this week – so here you have some vacay snaps ❤

my autumn fashion wishlist

hiya! it’s that time again… you know I really love summer but every year there’s always a point where I’m a little more excited for autumn coming round than summer to last a little longer – and this point is exactly >now<.

we actually had a pretty amazing summer with really hot temperatures and lovely long evenings. but the last couple of days the weather changed and it rained a lot. and you know what? I bloomin‘ loved it! so I decided it was time to make my autumn fashion wishlist – and why not share it with you lovely lot?

when it comes to autumnal fashion Zara is definitely one of my absolute faves! so there you have it, a selection of all the things I’d wish to buy but will only be able to buy some of them because nappies are damn expensive!

(you’ll find the link for the products in the picture captions)

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PRINTED MIDI DRESS
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WRINKLE EFFECT CARGO JUMPSUIT

 

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METALLIC THREAD POLKA DOT JACKET

 

 

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FLORAL PRINT DRESS

 

 

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TEXTURED SWEATER

 

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CONTRAST JACKET

 

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POLKA DOT PRINT MIDI DRESS

of course, I had to catch a glimpse at the kids section – which is definitely BEAUTIFUL! some bits I really want for Luna:

 

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POLKA DOT DRESS
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JACQUARD DRESS
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STRIPED DRESS
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SHIRT DRESS

 

these are just too cute, aren’t they?

what’s your favourite when it comes to autumn fashion? I’d love to hear from you ❤
oh and don’t forget to tag me, if you wear something from my wishlist!

Maruschka x

this blogpost is not sponsored!