1. November 2013 by swissfitchick
Hey friends and happy Friday! I am so ready for this weekend, I can not even believe it!
I am almost on my way to here….
My present for my Mom’s 60est birthday this year was a night in a fancy hotel in the Swiss Alps! She spontaneously sponsored a second night and now we do a mother-daughter-hiking-wellness-weekend in St.Moritz. I am so excited! Even though I am not so ready for winter yet, I am ALWAYS ready to go there – it’s one of my most favorite places in the world.
I have a quick and short list of my favorites of this week before I leave!
1. The Weather. We had some glorious sunny fall days this week and while almost everywhere in Switzerland fog was going strong, in Basel it was sunny all day. It’s good to have this view when sitting in the office!
Though on Thursday it was the first time this season close to 0°C – it was 1°C in the morning and I decided to go for a run! Gloves were definitely needed, but it was nice, clear and crispy out, so I didn’t mind so much.
3. Summer fruits.
Despite this winter feeling, I still found some summer produce at the store! Blueberries and Baby Bananas. Bliss.
Spinach greens, curried tofu, microwaved egg, tricolor quinoa
AND I so love these Tortilla Wraps. I love to wrap up pretty much everything and this sort is really good. Here is the Swiss website where they can be ordered. 5. Cacao Coconut Butter – I made my own!! First homemade nutbutter. Woohoo! Of course I was too impatient and didn’t blend long enough, so it didn’t get as creamy as I wanted it. Need to work on that. But it was delicious nonetheless!
6. Beauty and Fashion:
Thanks to Amanda I bought this tiny make up sponge a few months ago. It’s the BEST to applicate a perfect base coat.
And THIS is something I bought in an emergency situation and I am so glad I did! The downside of living in 2 cities is, that you always forget things in one of the places – this time it was my make up bag. Gasp! That is pretty much unstandable for this girl. So I had to rush to Douglas to cover my needs. Actually, I want to switch to organic cosmetics, but I didn’t find what I am looking for just yet. This BB Cream is glorious – light, moisturizing and it gives an even complexion without looking maked up.
Eyeliner color from Maybelline New York: I was struggling with the liquid liners forever and instead of rocking sexy smokey eyes, I created a huge mess and looked like a devil after trying to applicate the black line. With this tiny brush and a drier consistency of the color, this works perfectly.
I don’t know how these are called in English, but I love them. Right now, when it’s so chilly, they are perfect and so cozy. I need to knit some myself!
Is it already winter-y where you live?
What is your favorite beauty product?
Favorite food or food related product this week?