Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Origins Workshop Day 1

Last Sunday morning I hopped on the plane to Berlin and had two amazing days. Origins invited some bloggers for a workshop to get to know the brand and have an truly Origins experience.
I don't know about you but before this workshop I actually didn't have a clue what Origins was all about.
We started the day with a light lunch and headed over on a tour through the world of Origins. A brand working with all natural ingredients and renewable resources. The natural ingredients comibined with the newest achivements from the science world this is what Origins also stands for.
During the introduction to the specific lines of Origins we were able to try out the products. I think this is such a great experience just because you can feel and smell the products. My favorite lines are Make a Difference Plus + and the Dr. Weil Mega Mushroom one for the sensitive skin.
And to finish off the first day of workshop we had a little breathing class. Very unique and relaxing experience and lucky me afterwards all my headache was gone.
Later that evening we were taken out for dinner to Chipps, which totally complemented the philosophy of the brand with delicious but healthy food.
It was a great experience and I loved meeting some old blogger friends and new bloggers like Katrin, Sabine, Kiki, Asmona, Isabella, Eva, Andrea and Sandra.  
And a huge thanks for the invitation to this wonderful event to the Origins girls!
Stay tuned for the second day tomorrow!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday's Cravings: Oh La La

And here we go again with my daily uniform at the moment: sweater, jeans and boots. I've been a little sweater crazy last few week, aka buying every single one I see. I think I'm just scared of the cold winter. I've been wanting a Zoe Karssen sweater since they started appearing online but was a bit slow, so they were all sold out everywhere when I was just about to order one... Until I found this one here. So now I'm just a click away from ordering this beauty. Or what do you think??
And if I would win a lottery today these Isabel Marant boots would be my first choice.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Apple Pie

Apple Pie
My parents have an apple tree in their garden and year after year they were awaiting it to have some apples. Finally this year we could pick apples and I had a big bag of them at home not really knowing what to do with them. I tried this recipe by the lovely Jeanny and loved the chocolate cake. But I still had apples left over so when I saw this post by Emily about the apple pie I knew I had to try it. I used her recipe. And it was one of the yummiest pies I ever had! Next time I'm eating it warm with some ice cream. 
Do you have some favorite apple recipes? If yes share them with me!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Wearing my favorites
Here is one of the typical outfits I've been wearing lately. A pair of skinny jeans, a sweater, my favorite Balenciaga bracelet (even if this J.Crew one is catching up quickly), some fun shoes and I'm ready to go.
Do you have any favorite type of outfits?
Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Mani Monday: Le Smoking

Le Smoking by Estée Lauder

Let's start the week with big news! I finally decided to get my own domain so from now on you'll find me on I hope all the moving and changing will work out easily, so if you have La Petite Olga bookmarked somewhere you'll probably need to update the link.
But now on to the nails. Estée Lauder is bringing out 5 new shades of red with the Pure Color Perfect Reds Collection this month. I was lucky to try two of the colors: Le Smoking and Beautiful Liar ( which I'll show you next week).
Le Smoking is a perfect bright red with great coverage and does last almost a week. Now I can't wait to try out Beautiful Liar which is having a little bit more of pink tone to it.
What do you think about these new colors?
Happy Monday!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday's Cravings: Blue

As a kid I was loving blue and while growing up I would have a piece or two that was blue. When I saw this blue coat I felt my love for blue growing bigger again. I think the coat would look just great with some classic staples like a this leather pant and these pretty flats.
What do you think about this look?
Have a great Friday!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

White and Cream

Wearing almost few of my favorite items in this look. You have seen already this Massimo Dutti dress over here and I wanted to wear it during fall. Well here is one of the options how I wear it. With a chunky and warm sweater and a pair of boots (I'm still lusting over this Lanvin pair) and you are ready for fall.
Wishing you a happy Wednesday!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Mani Monday: Chanel Particuliere

Mani Monday: Chanel Particuliere
Starting this week with one of my all time favorite nail polishes: Chanel Particuliere.
Do you have any favorite colors that you always come back to?
Happy Monday!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Pink October

Hallhuber Charity Tuch

Year after year every October companies around the world try to turn attention to the fight against breast  cancer. Hallhuber designed a charity scarf this year where from each scarf 20€ are going to be donated to the German Breast Cancer Society. And I'm happy to be a small part of this campaign I was asked to style the scarf in a special way. While thinking how to do that I remembered that Anna had a great tutorial on how to make a kind of necklace out of a scarf. So this is how my scarf turned out. What do you think?

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Zucchini Ricotta Tart

Zucchini Tart
Let's talk about zucchinis... What can I say I love them raw as a salad or in a salad, grilled with plenty of garlic or as pasta sauce with some tomatoes. This time I had a package of goat cheese and some puff pastry waiting to be eaten in my fridge. So I decided to give this recipe a try with some minor changes. Goat cheese instead of feta, I added some rosemary to the cheese cream and some garlic to top the tart. Well this was not the last time I'm backing this kind of tart. 
Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Bobbi Brown Breakfast

Bobbi Brown BB Cream
Yesterday Bobbi Brown hosted a beauty breakfast at one of the Munich's traditional department stores Ludwig Beck. I was lucky to get invited. Not only I was able to try the new BB Cream but also see the preview of Bobbi Brown's exclusive kit for Ludwig Beck, Pretty Powerful Pink and Platinum Collection. This set will be sold exclusively at Ludwig Beck and their soon opening online beauty store from November on. And the greatest thing about this event I was able to meet lovely Anne and  Sarah and chat the morning away.
Wishing you a great Wednesday!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Glitter Steps

Starting the week with a casual look with some glitter on my feet.
I would say that these Jimmy Choo sneakers were one of the best buys of this summer. Since the weather got cooler and I was not in a huge mood to wear high heels these were my number one go to shoes. 
And I think they instantly spice up a very casual look. What do you say?
Have a great Monday!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday's Cravings: Bows

When I saw these Alexander McQueen booties with bows it was love at first sight. And while these booties probably will remain my fall craving, the rest of the list is right on my wish-list and waiting to be added to my wardrobe. Lately I've been really obsessed with J.Crew and their amazing bracelets, this one is on it's way to me. 
Happy Friday! 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

There is something about these oatmeal cookies that makes me be a kid again. May be because these are the first cookies I've ever made myself when I was a kid, may be it's a hand written recipe in russian that I still keep and love reading through. Back then my mom used to make them almost every other weekend and they were always so delicious. Nowadays they are being made just twice a year, what a pity! Because these are the perfect breakfast cookies for me. This time I added a bit of chocolate chips just for a change. But actually you can go with what ever you want instead of chocolate chips.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

That Skirt

This skirt caught my eye straight away. I actually wanted a plain black pencil skirt (just like that one or this leather skirt) but found that the details made this skirt so special but still really wearable for almost everyday. And this is actually what I wore for the Bobbi Brown event
Have a happy Tuesday!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Pretty Powerful Book Cocktail

A week ago I was invited by the sweet girls of Bobbi Brown to the Pretty Powerful Book Launch Cocktail. A new book from Bobbi Brown just all about enhancing our natural beauty. When I think of Bobbi Brown products I always have to think about a 14 year old me buying my first eyeshadow, it was too light in terms of color for me and I had no clue how to use it but it was a Bobbi Brown one. Or the greatest memories of my wedding, I bought colors and make-up just for that day because I thought it was a perfect occasion to treat myself to some new things and these were almost all Bobbi Brown ones. Well my wedding make-up also started my love and addiction for all things beauty...
But let's get back to that evening. It was a perfect after work date with Lu and Sarah with some celebrity sightings and yummy cocktails. Now I'm heading as soon as I can to a book store and getting my hands on this new number. 
Have a great start into the new week!