…the fifth of November, the gunpowder treason and plot.
Bonfire night is one of my favourite British celebrations, but since Germany doesn’t celebrate failed English assassination attempts it’s something that I miss out on, every year. Every year it sneaks up on me, Halloween is over and suddenly all my British friends are heading to bonfires and firework displays whilst I sit back and wait for the Christmas markets to open. I get nostalgic, introspective and more than a little homesick right about now.
Having been to my fair share of slightly dangerous back garden firework parties and watched a lot of firework safety videos as a child, I have a healthy respect for anything involving gunpowder (New year in Germany is actually frightening) and I really miss it. And in kicks the homesickness.
And because I’m a sucker for Britishness
all the time because I live in Germany when homesickness strikes, I picked up some lovely new products at Müller from Catrices’ limited edition ‘Check & Tweed’ range.
The eyeshadow quad ‘London’s Eye’ – brown, dusty pink, dark green, pearl, all with a subtle shimmer and good pigmentation
Highlighter ‘The Union Jack’ – Not too sparkly, which is always my preference
Lipstick ‘Brit Chick’ – actually pretty moisturizing and non drying, semi matt
Nail polishes – ‘Brit Chick’ and ‘Hyde in the park’, subtle but still festive
Everything is under 5euros and really good quality, and putting a smile on my face, priceless.
Onwards and upwards to New year when I’ll finally get fireworks.