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Blogger Mail, Perfectionism and a little bit of everything

While it’s been quiet on here, I wasn’t idle. If you follow me on Instagram (you should! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), you will know that I graduated with my Master’s degree about a month ago, that I traveled through Italy for quite a bit and that in general lots of stuff has been going on ‘in real life’. I just about managed to keep my social media profiles alive, but that was about it. I still accumulated quite a bit of “blogger mail”, as it’s been called recently and I had to realize that my perfectionism really keeps me from blogging.

I’ve got about 12 drafts open in WordPress and a long list of other things I want to write about, try recipes from (about 8 or so books are waiting to be reviewed and recipes to be tried from those). A handful of beauty products that I either got sent or purchased lately and also some (super) food items that are still sitting around untouched. I got so lost in waiting for the perfect weather and to have all the time to try the recipes and shoot the pictures that just nothing ever happened. Here is a little rundown of things that are waiting for you!

Italy Trip

Curls'n'Chard in Italy!

Well, I’ve been travelling around Italy for nearly two weeks (by car!) and explored lots of lovely places. Get ready for lots of pictures and recaps. ๐Ÿ˜€

Beauty Products

Alverde Products |

I’ve been sent a handful of natural decorative beauty products and I didn’t get around to trying them out yet…I only tried the mousse foundation once, and while it smells wonderful, it seems to have nearly no coverage? More about that to come!

Lavera, Alverde, Balea, La Roche Posay and Dior |

A little update to my everyday skincare routine is already overdue as well. My last oneย was already over a year ago! I’ve switched it up a bit and have gone back to some conventional products, in addition to my natural ones. The La Roche Posay treatment is simply the best against stubborn breakouts and I have yet to find something natural that works as well.

Food Items

Nu3 and Feinstoff products

I still got an unopened box of grape seed flour and whole tiger nutsย sitting around! I really need to get going and use them before they go bad – it would be such a waste. Just like the new-ish Ayurveda based superfood powders from Feinstoff, that you are supposed to drink as shots. I could really need all of them – I’m always on the brink of needing more iron, had too much sweets recently and could also need a boost in digestion…if I enjoy them, you will hear about those as well (probably on social media though – either Facebook or Instagram).


Cookbooks from the blogger mail

Last, but not least – BOOKS! I love reading and I love books in general and I get a lot of “book blogger mail”. The thing is though, that I rarely make time to read lately. ย There are lots of cookbooks where I want to try recipes from and bring you a review of them and I already got the catalogues sent for the new fall publications! I better hurry up with those reviews. ๐Ÿ˜€

The sugar predicament

Then there are books about health topics. Sugar is one, where I have two very contrary books – Goodbye Sugar by Sarah Wilson (I’m sure most of you will know who she is) and then the other one is called “The sugar lie”. I haven’t read either, but I will definitely bring you a post about what my takeaway is. I’m a strong believer that refined sugar is bad for you, but let’s see if the second book can convince me that it’s not all that bad?


Last, but not least, two books that are against more on the contrary side. “Eat. Nourish. Glow.” by Amelia Freer which in German has the tagline of getting younger, thinner and healthier in 10 easy steps. I was put off by thisย because I don’t like books that make this claim. BUT, in general, the book still sounded interesting, so I agreed to review it. On the other hand, we have “Disease Proof” by David Katz where the title in German actually says “end nutrition trends”…we will see what those books actually say!


As you can see, there is quite a bit in the making for you. I hope you enjoyed this little “blogger mail” post and recap. Thank you for sticking around and talk to you soon ๐Ÿ™‚

6 thoughts on “Blogger Mail, Perfectionism and a little bit of everything

  1. Wow I’ve missed your travel posts lately, but I can’t wait for your stories and pictures of Italy, so far they look amazing… I’m pretty sure the wait will be worth it ๐Ÿ˜‰ oh and congrat on your Master’s graduation I’m pretty sure you have worked hard for it๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘, now I’m looking forward to your travels from Italy and your healthy recipes ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Thank you so much! I hope I can soon bring you aaaaall the travel posts ๐Ÿ˜‰ There are so many photos to sort through, it’s been a bit overwhelming ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Thank you so much Kristy! Italy really is worth a trip – I’m pretty sure it’s on the bucket list of most people! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m really lucky to be living so close to it!

  2. You have been one busy bee! I can’t wait to see and hear all about Italy, and grape seed flour? That’s a new one. And books! I’ve been making more time to read for fun lately, book recs are always appreciated! Woohoo on less studying and library time in your life now that you are done with your Masters! That must feel good. I can’t wait to hear all about all of it ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I’m so happy to be done with Uni, believe me – I feel so free! ๐Ÿ˜€ Grape seed flour is really new to me as well, I’m still not too sure what to do with it – I need to do more research with it, also how heat resistant it is…And Italy posts are coming soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

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