Monthly Archives: November 2014

Essence – Come to Town Collection Haul & Review

What I first noticed about the Essence brand was the very affordable prices and I confess that I was a bit skeptic about the quality. It took me quite some time before trying one of their products, especially when the Essence stand is right next to the Catrice one, and every time I wanted to pick something from Essence, I end up putting it back and purchasing something from Catrice instead. Continue reading Essence – Come to Town Collection Haul & Review

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My hospital bag for baby delivery

As I had no idea what a hospital bag should include, I searched online and found a lot of ideas of things that might be useful, but the truth is that I only needed very few things.

It is your personal choice: you could bring a lot of stuff, or you may only bring essentials, as the father could go back home and bring other things at any time after the delivery. Continue reading My hospital bag for baby delivery

My delivery experience in Döbling Private Hospital Vienna

In a previous post I talked about choosing the right hospital for giving birth, and now I will go more into detail about the facilities of Döbling Private Hospital Vienna, speaking from my own experience. This might be useful for you if you live in Austria and do your initial hospital research, or if you would like to give birth in Döbling. Continue reading My delivery experience in Döbling Private Hospital Vienna

Skincare during pregnancy

I would like to share with you my skincare routine during pregnancy, which did not radically change after delivery, so if you are expecting or even just want to have a more natural approach to your skin care, I hope you will find some interesting points below. Continue reading Skincare during pregnancy

Choosing the right hospital for giving birth

Step 1 

Do your research – online & offline

My husband and I had been living in Vienna for a little more than a year when we found out that I was pregnant. As we did not know anybody who had given birth here, we started to search online for a list of hospitals and reviews and we also asked work colleagues for advice.

The idea is to get as much information as possible about doctors, facilities, prices, because later on in the pregnancy you will have other things to think about so it is better to clarify this topic from the beginning. Continue reading Choosing the right hospital for giving birth

Estee Lauder Blockbuster Set 2014 – Swatches & First impressions

I recently bought the new Estee Lauder Blockbuster set from Douglas at a very good price (with the 20% off on Douglas Day, I only paid about EUR 70). I had been eyeing the set since last year’s edition, but I could not find any swatches online, so I was not sure if it was worth it. This year, I decided to take the risk and also do a first impressions review with swatches – I hope it helps! Continue reading Estee Lauder Blockbuster Set 2014 – Swatches & First impressions