SUMMER WISH LIST – PLUS SIZE FASHION

Spring isn’t there yet but all I can think of is my summer trip to Mallorca. I see myself in the pool with a self-made strawberry margarita reading a good book in my brand new bikini. I can also see my sparkling future sandals and a cute off shoulder dress in a vibrant color. I have a gift, yes indeed, I can see the future! Believe me, this is going to happen. I saw a lot of fresh stuff on my favourite shopping sites and since people ask me on Instagram where I buy my clothes and accessories, I thought I coul write a blog post about it. If these things won’t be sold out until I buy them, you will se me in my future pics wearing them.

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SODASTREAM INFUSED WATER RECIPES

What do you think about infused water? I find it very refreshing and it’s a great way to drink more water. I mean water is quite boring but if you pimp it with fruit and vegetables you can make healthy cocktails in just a few minutes. SodaStream sent me recently their Sodastream Spirit machine to test it and I have to say that it’s a real plus in my kitchen. Continue reading “SODASTREAM INFUSED WATER RECIPES”

HOW TO SURVIVE RAINY DAYS

I hate rain, I bet you feel the same! If you live in Luxembourg like me, you noticed that the sun is on vacation and it won’t come back any time soon. This is why I wrote a survival guide for rainy days in form of a list and here we go:

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TRIP TO LYON – MY REWARD FROM CACTUS FOR WINNING THE KACHEN BLOG AWARD 2017

As you may have noticed, I didn’t  hide it at all and I was pretty proud of it, back in Oktober I won the Kachen Blog Award for best food blog, main sponsor.  Of course when you are nominated for an award, you hope to win it, but I never thought that I would actually win that thing. I remember talking to my friend during the ceremony, when they introduced the award for best food blog, main sponsor which was Cactus, all my hopes to win where already dead. I was more concearned of my pregnant friend with her high heels how she even managed to stand with those shoes, when I heard my name. I looked on the screen and saw a picture of myself. I won that thing! I remember walking on stage with the biggest smile. I will never forget that moment!

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BLOGS I LOVE TO READ

This blog post is about the blogs I love to read. I follow some of them since years and I think you might like them since every single of the following blogs produces high quality and creative content. Following blogs might be confusing for some of you, because you haven’t subscribed their newsletter. And if you don’t like having an inbox full of newsletters, but you still want to know if your favourite bloggers produced new content, then you need bloglovin’! You simply have to type the address of the blog you like in the search section, click on the follow button and you’ll have on one and only page, the feed of all your favourite blogs. Hey, you could start by adding my blog, La Rivière Rose. And here is the list of my favourite blogs that you need to check out:

DIY BLOGS

The pastel look is so inviting and they come up with creative original ideas. Everything without exception is cute on this blog, I really like the printables for easy decoration ideas.

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I follow this blog since many years and what I like the most are the layout of the pictures of the DIY projects, they look like art. Check out the craft math section for non kitsch DIY ideas. Ok maybe a bit kitsch, but in a good way.

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Mr Kate has built an empire around her blog with her husband. The content is made by a whole creative team and it has the easy breezy California touch. Watch their YouTube videos “OMG we bought a house” for house renovation inspo.

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The blog creator Jenni made a very complete business of this blog, with project DIY but also a shop, she wrote a book with DIY’s and she even offers classes.

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My crush 💓 A Beautiful Mess

On this blog you’ll find pretty DIY projects but also great food ideas. I like the boho vibe of the blog which is also reflected on the projects. It’s a very famous blog, you probably know it already!

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FASHION & BEAUTY BLOGS

This blogger’s beautiful name is also Sarah, but it isn’t the reason why I like it,obviously! Sassy Red Lipstick is a body positive blog that inspires me a lot when I shoot pictures. I like every single outfit she’s wearing.

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Now this blogger’s name is Sara aswell and on the screenshot she’s standing in Esch Alzette, my city, I must love her! Sara is a very talented friend of mine who made her dream come true. She quit everything to come to Luxembourg and live her self-employed dream. I respect her so much for that and she is a delightful young woman.

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I don’t follow Serena since a long time but I am so happy that I discovered her blog. I think I found her on Instagram because I was looking for curvy outfits and BAM! I find this beautiful lady. I commented her Insta story once and she chatted with me. See how cool she is!

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Perfect outfit every day, how does she do it. I think I couldn’t wear half of her outfits because I would look like a “Jevoultemaisjepouvtepas” this is Luxembourgish for, let’s say, idiot. She wears anything with elegance and grace.

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My crush 💓 Nova Lana Love

And there she is, my Farina, I hope I can call her like that without sounding like a complete stalker. I love everything about her, I don’t use Snapchat anymore, I am more the Insta story person, I just keep it to follow her. She’s a real  Kölscher Mädche, authentic, even if she’s the most famous influencer of Germany. I like how she seems so normal. She’s funny, she’s pretty, she’s cool. And now I stop because I will scare her if she reads this.

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FOOD BLOGS

Dramatic food pictures on this blog, they are perfect, Tieghan is a real food stylist! What I really like about this blog are the drink recipes.

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This italian blog combines tradition with a cool modern touch. Riccardo and Stefano’s kitchen inspires me a lot.

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The entertaining section on Honestly Yum is something I have never seen this way before. For a person like me who likes to have parties, it is #partyfoodgoals. It’s late and I start writing in hashtags, I better finish this blog post quickly!

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When I want to cook something completely different from my comfort zone I take my inspiration on this blog. They have many great ideas for people who are bored to cook always the same kind of dishes.

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My crush 💓 Love And Lemons

Oh Love & Lemons, you are so perfect! Every picture taken by the best possible angle. The crisp, white theme is minimalistic and simply beautiful. The recipes are simple and good. You can simply filter the recipes, I think that it’s this features that makes this blog my favourite food blog. And not to forget the simple print it feature. Love this blog so much!

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And my crush 💓 who doesn’t fit in any of the categories above is The Fabulous Life of Ricci

I probably like him BECAUSE he doesn’t fit in any of these categories and I bet he is used to it and doesn’t give a shit. He’s quirky, talks a lot, he’s funny, very lovable and i think a genuinely kind person with a big heart. At least this is how he appears on his Insta stories. I like the fact that he finds a song for any situation like I do. I like the fact that he has nostalgia moments where he talks about what he did as a teenager, the music he listened, the toys he had… His blog posts are touching and emotional and it proves that he is not the superficial guy you might think he is at first sight.

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After checking out all these blogs, don’t forget La Rivière Rose. A super cool, funny woman writes it and is happy about every single read. Oh, and she’s pretty and sweet aswell. And her name is Sarah!

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17 THINGS THAT STUCK WITH ME IN 2017

Let me check my planner to see what happened this year. Lots of traveling and exciting changes on the blog. But also grief and the feeling of insecurity. 2017 got to an end so quickly, the older I get, the faster time passes and by saying this I really sound super old. Actually when are you considered old? I am 33 now and I really, really don’t consider myself as old. And I’m not! I can prove it, my skin can prove it! I haven’t one single wrinkle yet. Okay, yes, I am not skinny and skinny people get wrinkles sooner, but who cares! I have to admit that the capacity of my liver to break down the alcohol is more limited than it was some years ago as student but if I only drink champagne it works. Good enough for me!

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WIN KITCHEN MACHINE MUM 58420 BY BOSCH

On Christmas time it is a tradition to only serve the best, people sometimes spend hours in their kitchen to cook and bake their family’s favourites dishes. Today I teamed op with BOSCH and I am so proud to be able to organize a giveaway with them. With this BOSCH kitchen machine MUM 58420 you will be able to be the cook you always wanted to be.  My first kitchen machine was also a BOSCH, pretty the same as this one but only a much older model. It wasn’t as pretty as this one because it was white but it kind of saved my life anyway. I am not exaggerating at all, it really saved me. Let me tell you the story… Continue reading “WIN KITCHEN MACHINE MUM 58420 BY BOSCH”

DAY 20 – WIN CHOCOLATE XMAS TREE AND CREMANT BY KAEMPFF-KOHLER

Because you were very good this year, Kaempff- Kohler and Santa Claus Sarah decided to give you the opportunity to win a second gift. This time it is a sapin mendiant but not only that, it is accompanied with a bottle of Kaempff-Kohler crémant.

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DAY 16 – WIN LADUREE MACARON BOX OF 8

Today my advent calendar partner is Ladurée Luxembourg. Let me tell you a little bit of their business journey. The history of the Paris Tea Rooms is closely linked to the history of the Ladurée family. It all began in 1862 when Louis Ernest Ladurée created a bakery in Paris at 16 rue Royale. In 1871, while Baron Haussmann gives a new face to Paris, a fire allows the transformation of the bakery into pastry. The decoration of the pastry is entrusted to Jules Cheret painter of the end of the century.

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DAY 13 – WIN LONG HAIR SESSION + KERASTASE BOX BY FERBER HAIR & STYLE

Today the advent calendar gift is something for the hair lovers like me! As soon as I wrote this down, I realized that this might sound ambiguous but it is meant literally. I would really like to keep this one for me, but call me Santa Sarah, I will put it in the calendar for you. I teamed up with Ferber hair & style and they gave me this beautiful Kérastase Aura Botanica box in  the value of 45€ filled with:

a kerastase box with three products in it

  • A gentile cleansing shampoo with coconut & argan oils transforms into luxurious lather, cleansing away impurities.
  • A natural origin deep conditioning treatment for 48h of durable nutrition, easy detangling, weightless frizz control, nude touch and healthy glow.
  • An enchanting scented candle.

But not “only” that, no, you will also get a voucher for any Ferber hair & style salon for a long hair session of 30 minutes in the value of 35€.

If you would like to win this package you simply have to follow these steps:

  1. Like may Facebook page La Rivière Rose
  2. Like Ferber hair & style‘s Facebook page
  3. Tag a person who badly needs a new hair cut

To play click on the gift gift

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Ferber group has 13 branches and if you have a look at their website you will see that you can book very easily an appointment online. You only have to choose your favourite branch, your treatment and the date. Personally I like booking my appointments online and have a general look at the offer. I spend a few minutes on their site and now I want to book a long hair session and a microblading eyebrow session aswell!

Good luck and see you tomorrow!

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Terms & Conditions:
  1. Only residents of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg can participate.
  2. You have to pick up your gift until 01.02.2018. If it’s a voucher I will send it per mail. If you don’t pick up your gift I will choose a new winner.
  3. This is a sponsored post and the presents are provided by the sponsor.
  4. You cannot reclaim money instead of the gift.
  5. You have to fulfill every single mentioned condition to participate.
  6. If you send me your picture with the gift, the picture will be posted on lariviererose’s social media.
  7. The daily giveaway starts at 0:00 in the morning and lasts for 24 hours during the 01.12.2017 and the 24.12.2017.
  8. The winner will be noticed by Facebook since the giveaway takes place on Facebook.