Wonderful and Marvelous

My own little space for all things wonderful and marvelous

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I’m moving!!

Hey you guys,

I’ve spent the better part of the weekend, creating a new home for my blog on Blogger.
It’s very much still a work in progress but I hope that everything will be coming together nicely within the next few days.

Leaving my Tumblr page behind and getting a brand new blog set up on Blogger has been a tough decision, as I wasn’t sure if everything would go smoothly (and of course it didn’t…), but there were a few things that had been bugging me for a while now about my Tumblr page and so I decided to just go for it.

So even though I’m going through a mild case of separation anxiety right now, I guess it was the right decision.

As it is apparently not possible to import my Tumblr posts to Blogger (or at least I wasn’t able to do it… help anyone??) I’m going for a fresh start coming Monday as usual. :)
(I’m going to leave my Tumblr as it is, and’ll try to add a link onto my new Blog)

I’m working on getting all my bloglovin followers transferred to the new blog so you don’t have to do anything.

So if you want check in every now and then over the next few days and let me know what you think. 


xo Andrea

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Estée Lauder & Clinique

As some of you might know, I don’t have the best skin condition and after trying nearly every soap, creme, medication (you name it, I’ve tried it…) out there, I’ve now resigned myself to the fact that I’ll just never goingt to have beautiful, clear skin.

Good thing there’s make-up! And while I never leave the house without it (expect for going to the gym or when I’m going for a run), I really try to make it as invisible as possible. This can be tricky though, as especially in summer with these hot temperatures you have a shiny-face in no time.

Now I might have found the non-plus-ultra though…

The Esteé Lauder Double Wear Make-up is a bit more pricey than the other make-ups I’ve tried so far, but it’s by far the best.

The texture is a bit thicker than I’m used to and even though it provides great coverage is doesn’t feel heavy or caked-on at all!

The other new product in my bathroom cabinet is a transparent powder from Clinique. According to the sales lady at Douglas you are supposed to apply it with a powder puff, but when applied like that, it’s just too ‘visible’ for my taste. I’m applying the powder with an ordinary brush and it blends perfectly.

So if you are looking for a make-up which provides a bit more coverage, or a great loose powder to prevent a shiny face, search no more!! These two products are definitely worth every Cent.

And with that I’m off into another hot weekend. Have a great one! :)


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°° Business in Olive °°

I’ve had this H&M dress hanging in my closet for over two years now and this week was the first time it saw the light of day.

Reason? Well that’s easy, the dress had been a tight fit from the beginning. Back then (I think it was February…) I blamed my grandma’s Christmas cookies but thought, oh well give me one or two months and it’ll fit perfectly. Well that didn’t go quite as planned, let’s leave it at that. ;)

But now, as you all can see, the dress fits again and it’s just perfect for the office on hot summer days!!

As I took this picture somewhere around 6am, in my rush to get out of the house, I didn’t have time to grab my heels and bag and run back to the mirror, so please just imagine my black pumps and a black leather tote. ;)
(I apologize sincerely, but I’m not the most organised person in the mornings…)

I don’t know why, but every time I’m wearing a dress or a skirt to work, I feel like I’m playing dress up.
It’s definitely an adjustment going from jeans 24/7, to wearing more ‘girly’ stuff at least 3 times a week, due to the current heat wave… but I kinda like it.

xo Andrea

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{ Santorini nails }

Some of you might know that you can get 3-for-2 Essie nail polishes at Bipa right now (if not, hurry! The deal runs until the 7th of July!!), and as you’ve probably already gathered over the past few months, I have quite the soft spot for these nail polishes.
So when I heard of this deal last week, of course I couldn’t resist.

Since there is no summer vacation planned for me this year (I’ve to safe up for my trip to the US in fall -insert excited squeal here-…) I’ve decided to at least add a bit of summery feeling to my nails. Doesn’t this color combination remind you of the coast of Santorini as well?? ;) 

{  New additions to my ever-growing Essie collection.  }

{  Blanc  }

{  Bikini so teeny  }

{  No chips ahead  }

What colors do you wear on your nails this summer?

Have a good one! :)

xo Andrea

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Drinks @ the Chateau

Good morning!!

I hope you all had a great weekend!? I can only say mine was pretty much perfection.

I started my days with a quick morning run, then went on to search for the perfect spot to relax around the lake and since it was still scorching hot in the evenings we found ourselves cooling off under a huge chestnut tree in one of our favorite cafe’s / bar’s.

The Schlosscafe is really a hidden gem appr. 10 minutes outside of Linz. It’s situated directly inside chateau Ensegg one of our few historic buildings in the area. In summer they deck out a part of the inner courtyard with little lounges and parasols, so it’s pretty much the perfect place to kick back after a day in the sun.  

{   ‘Schlossspritzer’ White wine, Prosecco, Lime, Cranberries and Raspberries… crazy delicious!!   }

{   Their pretty courtyard   }

{   Burschetta with Mozarella, tomato and Basil pesto   }

{   Parts of the inner courtyard, so pretty at night.   }

I hope your weekend was just as relaxing and wish you a great start into your week.

xo Andrea

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