Wednesday, 20 August 2014

EARLY AUTUMN



VINTAGE BLAZER / UNITED COLORS OF BENETTON TURTLE-NECK / WAREHOUSE SKORT / STEVE MADDEN SHOES / REISS BAG / KAIBOSH SUNNIES

A turtleneck in August. Well, that will have to be a first!
As excited as I am for a new season, new colours and gorgeous Autumn garments in store, I wasn't quite prepared for this. It's like when you're having guests over, and I don't know about you guys, but about 80 % of my mess disappears in those last 10 minutes before they arrive (under the bed..). And then imagine they're at the door early. I'm not ready!! 10 more minutes and I would have been ready with fresh-made coffee, chocolate mousse and all and the whole house spotless! See that's exactly how I'm feeling about Autumn in August.

HOPE YOU'RE DOING AMAZINGLY
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SARAH MIKAELA

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Saturday, 16 August 2014

HOW TO GET LONG LASHES - NATURALLY!


*No eyeliner, curling, false lashes or extensions*

Time for a beauty related post here on FF! One of the questions I get asked most frequently, is whether my eyelashes are real and then how I get my lashes so long. They are in fact 100% my own, but I have some - until now - close-held secrets, that has helped me get the most of the ones I've got. The eyes have it all they say, so we might as well have some fun with it and care for them in the best way, and I'm going to let you in on how I like to do it!

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NATURAL GROWTH
The first step is prepping, and this step is not one to skip. Years ago, a close friend told me, that she put sesame oil on her lashes each night to naturally stimulate eyelash growth. I gave it a go, and applied it after removing all make-up to my eyes before bed with a Q-tip as I would apply eyeliner. For about a month I would do it every day, and the following month every second day. Having done it for years now, I just remove my eye make-up with it, but I've seen such a difference after doing this. Best thing is that you can get it at the supermarket! No need for expensive eye-lash serums.

THE POWER OF 3
Next step, and this is something that will no matter your length of lashes help you make the absolute most of what you have: the power of using 3 mascaras. It is such a game changer! Instead of choosing a mascara that advertises that they do-it-all (which in my experience, they never really do), get the ones that are best at what they do, one for length + one for volume, voìla! Apply a "base" mascara - I use MAC's Extended Play mascara, which alone will not do anything exciting whatsoever to your lashes, but it's fantastic if you like me just use it as a prime mascara. Leave it for 15-20 seconds (they're not aloud to go dry!) and then add a lengthening mascara. The Rimmel Lash Accelerator is great, as it has fibres, that will help extending your lashes - apply all-over and blink through the wand. Leave your lashes for another 15-20 seconds and finish off zig-zagging through your lashes with Benefit's they're Real before they go dry. Looks pretty good now, right Bambi!?



IF YOU ONLY BUY 1 MASCARA
Get Benefit's they're Real mascara. It really does what it promises, but don't just add one coat and leave it. You'll get the most of it, if you follow the procedure from above, applying it once, wait about 15-20 seconds and then work the lashes up for more volume and length before the first coat dries.

I HOPE THIS POST WAS HELPFUL, AND THAT YOU'RE ALL HAVING AN AMAZING WEEKEND!

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SARAH MIKAELA
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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

UPTIGHT DOWNTOWN




TOPSHOP TOP (similar here) / SELFMADE SKIRT / BILLI BI BOOTIES / WEAREARROW RING / &OTHERSTORIES RING

However little I want to realize it, the summer days are coming to an end, and it's going fast. Over morning coffee at the White Rabbit in Shoreditch (my usual order all year around: iced latte) one of my lovely friends pointed out, that my lipstick was a nice shade of purple. Now, that would have been wonderful, if I was actually wearing lipstick... It's getting colder, alright, and the wind is not making it any warmer! So if I was to give any advice, although I was so eager to wear my yellow skirt this morning. Wear pants! Jeans! Long skirts!

I hope you all are happy and well (and warm). I'm currently sitting at home, together with the wi-fi guy, trying to squeeze 1mb/s out for me to do a post. Hopefully I can return to the 21st century again soon and connect on every social platform there is to connect to again. Can't say it's been completely awful having a bit of a break, reading a book and snoozing in bed (not even any Netflix, duuude!).

MUCH LOVE
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SARAH MIKAELA
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Sunday, 10 August 2014

PAPER & CUP




Happy Sunday out there!
Thought I'd kick this one off with a little café recommendation in my beloved East London. I've been jumping from café to café lately to keep connected, as my wi-fi still hasn't returned home, despite my wave of sweet talking to get just a little bit of response. Anyways, if there's anything positive about it, it's the fact that I found the best croissant in London. This is not a joke, it was unbelievable! Paper &
 Cup in Shoreditch is the place to go, and if they hadn't offered free wi-fi, I would have never been introduced to this amazing pastry.
Shared this utterly beautiful experience with the always lovely Isabella, working, goofing and croissanting (what do you mean typo?)..

HOPE YOU'RE ENJOYING YOUR SUNDAY IN THE LOWEST GEAR, zzzZZzzz..

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SARAH MIKAELA

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

WEDNESDAY CONSTRUCTING



ZARA DRESS / ASOS BOOTS (similar here) / GRAFEA BAG / FOSSIL BRACELET / WEAREARROW RING / MAC VELVET TEDDY LIPSTICK

What a Wednesday it has been! After a 13 hour long work shift yesterday, I naively thought I'd be spending my day in bed watching Netflix. Nope dude, 'cause guess who's wi-fi decided to go on holiday? You just won a million if you guessed me (*terms and conditions apply). Woke up at 5am, went on my bike and headed of to start a café-crawl throughout London's East End. Kept in company by my lovely friend Isabella in the middle of the day, rescuing me from falling a sleep over my Wednesday to-do-list. We even managed to drop by for a bit of spontaneous shopping in MAC. 

Workworkworkfunfunfunwork!

HOPE YOU HAD AN AMAZING WEEK SO FAR
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SARAH MIKAELA

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