Charcoal peel off face mask #review 

Finally finally finally I got my hands around a charcoal peel off mask! I wanted to try these for ages but all the masks I saw where super expensive and I didn’t want to spent that much money in case I don’t like them.

My trusty loved ‘DM’ (like Boots, or Superdrug) has an incredible range of face masks. I am using and loving these for years now. What I like about these is that they are super affordable (0,75 €) and that they really work for my skin. I am especially talking about the brand ‘Balea’. I think I nearly tried and used every single face mask they ever sold. But as I said I didn’t get my hands around a charcoal one until now.

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This package serves you 4 uses, incredible I know, although you can always built the mask up (2 uses).

With this one I put quiet a lot onto my face and I used a little bit more than half of one of the little packages.

When I opened the package I first wasn’t sure if I liked the smell of it, but after a few minutes I got used to it and quiet liked it.

I heard that these masks are painful but I didn’t believe it. My sister and I both did this mask at the same time. My sister applied a much thinner layer but after a few minutes she couldn’t move her face anymore because the mask was getting really tight. I felt a little bit of tension but not as much as my sister, but I think that’s just because I am by far more used to these kinds of masks.

Then it was time to peel the masks off and wow. This was quiet painful. I was really impressed and shocked that a mask can do that. But after you peeled everything off I thought that it wasn’t that bad. My sister though said she’s never doing that mask again because it was so painful. I think it depends on your pain range ;).

The masks did peel of our dry skin and the little little spots.

After we peeled of the masks our face felt a lot more cleaner, but at the same time really dry. My sister and I struggle with really dry skin so we did another face mask afterwards, but maybe that is just because of our skin type.

All in all I love this mask! I am so so happy I found this affordable alternative which really does a good job. It is quiet painful at first but I think you really get used to it.

Let me know in the comments what you think of this (or similar) mask(s).

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Beauty and the beast review (SPOILERS)

Before I start rambling about the movie please only read that if you watched the movie already. I really don’t want to destroy your cinema experience, xx. 

Where should I start! First of all I absolutely loved the movie!!! I laughed so much and I cried a few times! As you know I was so excited to finally see the film. I did a ‘Beauty and the Beast’ countdown week because I needed something where I could put all of my excitement into and you all loved it so so much so thank you so much for that! I never thought so many of you would love it and it made me so happy and I felt really touched.

I went to cinema with my mum and my sister. My sister and I watched the movie nearly everyday when we were little so of course we had to watch it together. 

We also made such an effort to look good. I know it doesn’t matter and it is dark in the cinema, but we felt like we have to look the best because it was such an important day to us.

Our loved cinema got a little update and we saw it for the first time. It was so so magical to see just new seats and a new curtain. This probably sounds so stupid but it was really exciting to us. 

I watched the movie in german. I’ve never watched the english version of the film just because English isn’t my first language and I wouldn’t have understood a word when I was 5 years old. So I didn’t hear ‘Emma’, ‘Dan’, ‘Josh’, ‘Luke’ and all the other amazing actors sing and speak. But I definitely want to see it in English to hear all the real voices and because the synchronisation wasn’t the best…. . When ‘Belle’ sang you could really see that the words didn’t fit to her mouth movement. 

The film started and my heart nearly exploded because of all the excitement I carried with me. I watched the movie in dolby atmos, all around sound, which was so cool. It really felt like everything was happening right next to you. 

I loved the start of the movie. I loved seeing a first look of the price before he becomes a beast. And the witch gave me goosebumps! Then Emma appeared on the big screen and my heart exploded! First of all she is probably the most gorgeous actress I know! Seeing her as Belle nearly made me cry. I was so happy. I love the song ‘Belle’ so much and it was so cool to see it with Emma performing.

The village looked incredible! Better than I imagined it. How cool would it be to live there or just spent a day there. 

I also loved ‘Belle’s outfit! I loved that she has bags attached to her dress because she always carries a book with her. Her trousers were so pretty too! The whole outfit was so pretty but really practical. I loved that so much! 

Then ‘Gaston’ appeared. When I was little I hated him so much! I thought he was so ugly and didn’t understand why anybody would marry him. This time it was really hard to think like that because I love ‘Luke Evans’ and he looked so good as ‘Gaston’. I really really liked his performance and yes, now I really enjoy ‘Gaston’ and kind of like him. He was so funny to watch and ‘Josh Gad’ was incredible as ‘Maurice’. 

The song ‘Gaston’ is one of my favorites. I loved seeing them dancing on the tables. It was just so so cool! 

The first new song which they added to the film, ‘How can a moment last forever’, is such a cute and lovely song. I loved all of the new songs. Especially ‘Evermore’ is now one of my favorites. I can’t stop listening to the soundtrack.

But not only the new songs were incredible. I really liked that they mentioned the snow in June. I loved that everytime a petal fell the castle got destroyed a little bit more. That added a lot more suspension to it and really underlined how less time they had left. Belle and beast also go to Paris together and Belle sees her first home and finds out what happened to her mother. I really liked that they explained a lot more. I also loved that Belle tried to escape. I think that underlined her personality so much more. It was so cool that Belle was the inventor and not her dad. I loved that she invented a washing machine so that she had more time to read. I also loved that she teaches other girls how to read and I really liked that the village people destroyed her washing machine. This really showed how different Belle is and Belle doesn’t stop. She says what she thinks. I think this is such an important message. It also was really nice that they explained why all the people still love the beast and that they added something to his story and showed why he became like that. 

Now I have to speak about the dancing scene because I started crying when they danced together. It was so so beautiful to watch! The dress is gorgeous! So beautiful! It really is one of my favorite scenes to watch! 

The other scene which made me cry so much was the scene when Gaston tries to kill the beast. Yes, I know how the story ends, but I cried so much because it was just so emotional! I loved that the witch game back to the castle and canceled the spell. When I was little my sister and I always preferred the look of the beast. We always were so disappointed when the beast turned back into a prince because we liked him so much more as the beast. But Dan Stevens looks incredible so this time I actually liked the change from beast into a prince. Although the beast looked really cool. My sister and mum still prefer the beast.

And the end scene made me nearly cry again just because the movie ended and I didn’t want to leave the cinema ever again.

All in all I loved loved loved the movie! 5 stars!!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I am so happy my mum and my sister went to cinema with me. The performance of all the actors were incredible! The animation of all the objects were mind-blowing. Especially the ‘Be our guest’ scene was so cool to watch! 

I highly recommend watching the movie. It is really cheesy but so hearttouching and just the best story ever. 

I loved everything except for the synchronisation but that’s totally not their fault so I have nothing to say against the movie, of course not! 

Thank you again for joining me during my beauty and the beast week! 

Let me know if you liked the movie and what you liked the best.

Love, Glücksgeist 

One wish in Manhattan -February #bookclub review (big spoilers)

This month’s book was ‘One wish in Manhattan’ by Mandy Baggot. 

I picked the book by the cover which I normally don’t do, but the cover is so beautiful! The book just had to be good.

The book is written in two perspectives. One perspective treats a mother and her daughter. The mother is really unhappy with her life and at the beginning she quits one of her jobs. 

The book plays around Christmas time and the two fly to New York to visit her brother and to flee from their life. But after a couple of pages you realize that this isn’t the only reason why the mother called ‘Hayley’ wants to go to New York back again. 10 years ago she had a one night stand with an artist and she became pregnant with her daughter ‘Angel’. Her daughter never asked to meet her dad but every night when her mother gives her a good night kiss and leaves her room, she talks to Santa and God and asks for her dad. 

The other perspective treats a rich businessman who lost his brother and his dad. His dad and brother had a genetic defect and because of that they both died. The businessman called ‘Oliver’ thinks that he has the same genetic defect and only has a couple of years left. Because of that he sleeps with a different woman every night to get distracted from his lonely and fearful life. His mother is unbelievable sad about that and wishes that the good relationship with him comes back again.

Although these two people are so different they meet after a few chapters. Hayley’s  brother works for Oliver and they both fall in love with each other. Oliver never was interested in the lifes of his employees but ‘Hayley’ changes his perspective view on his and other life(s) and how he treats others. He improves so so much and becomes a really nice man. 

Oliver also helps Hayley finding her one night stand from ten years ago. ‘Michel’ loves his daughter so much and they all become a really happy family. 

Oliver’s mum also gives Hayley an opportunity for a new job and she does her job so good that she can realize her dream job. Hayley also improves her bad relationship with her mother. And at the end Oliver takes a test at the hospital and the result is that he is completely fine.

The story is so cute and sweet and the book is so lovely and easy to read. It gives you an amazing christmassy feeling. I can highly recommend it.

Easy waffle mixture 

Everybody loves eating waffles and crêpes on the Christmas market but doing it yourself is even more better and delicious. ❤

I baked these waffles with my sister and they tasted so so so delicious. 😊

You will need:

  • 250 grams of butter 
  • 200 grams of sugar 
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 grams of vanilla sugar 
  • 500 grams of flour
  • 8 grams of baking powder 
  • 500 ml of milk 

As you will see we only used half of the ingredients because there was just us two.

Mix the butter, sugar and vanilla sugar until they are creamy.

Separate the egg whites into a second bowl and whisk until they are completely stiff. Put the egg yolks into the bowl with the sugar-butter mixture.

Mix the egg yolks with the butter-sugar mixture. 

Then add the milk, baking powder and mix. Put the stiff egg whites into the mixture and carefully fold it until it looks like that. 

Then add the mixture onto a waffle iron. Keep in mind to put some butter or oil onto it so that the waffles come off easily.

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Enjoy ❤.