Bon Voyage

I really cannot believe how fast time has raced by these few weeks and now I'm literally two days away from my big adventure. For those of you who don't know, I grew up in California. I'd lived there pretty much my entire life and about a year and a half ago everything changed. I made the decision to move to Europe on my own with my dog and it's been a crazy bumpy ride. Now finally, I have gotten the chance to go back home and see some of the people I love again and it's exciting and scary and only two days away now. My flight is on January 28th. I will be leaving Austria at 6 am with my pooch and after 13 plus hours I will be landing in sunny California. The irony is that it has started snowing ballistically these past few days and I'm about to venture into a heat wave. I wanted to write this quick little update because the next week, I may be a little busy getting back into the swing of things in California and honestly just enjoying my family, friends and home. I will be blogging once I get settled and I'm only supposed to be there for a month. To be completely honest, I know this next month will be life altering because I'm giving myself the chance to now choose where I want to be and what exactly I want to do to further myself. I will also be attending quite a few beauty events and looking into beauty school. Also, I'm probably going to spend far too much money on makeup and clothing so prepare for some major haulage. I just wanted to thank you guys one more time and say I really appreciate each and every one of you that takes the time to read my posts and follows this little blog I call home. 

I would love it if you guys had any last minute packing tips or any plane ride tips. I am personally horribly afraid of heights and I'm really dreading this long journey. I also am considering buying internet while I'm in the plane so I'm most likely going to be on twitter but I'll update that as soon as I really know. I'm just really nervous and would love your thoughts on what I should do to calm my nerves. Also, as always leave down bellow any beauty suggestions I should pick up in the states. I will be doing so much shopping, oh my. 

I hope ya'll have a lovely week and I will see you soon. Wish me Luck! 

Stefanie xx 


  1. I hope you have an amazing time visiting your family and friends, I'm very jealous :) x


  2. I hope you have an amazing time in California, I've always wanted to go there! My tips for a plane journey is to make a massive playlist full of your favourite songs and grab as many magazines as you can at duty free or bring a book with you! I always get bored on flights so I'm either listening to music or reading magazine!! :-) xx


    1. I am honestly about to make a huge jumble of songs to listen to and downloading some kindle books. Thanks for the lovely tips Chloe and the kind words (:

  3. How exciting! Must be so good to go back home for a bit :) Have a wonderful time.

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

  4. Best of luck! This sounds like it's going to be a great month in your life!

    I too am going on a long haul flight in a few weeks, I am planning to just listen to music & play games on my iPad, or maybe plan some posts!

    Have a safe journey!

    nlmorgan, lifestyle & beauty

    1. Where are you planning to go? Wherever you go. I wish you luck and thanks for the kind words Natalie (:

  5. I hope you have the best time in California and you work out everything - beauty school sounds fantastic and I can't wait to see some USA hauling!

    My friend gave me the best packing tip of rolling all your clothes rather than folding - stops creases and you fit a lot more in!

    Sophie | sophielouisew_ fashion.beauty.lifestyle

    1. thanks for the awesome tip and the words of encouragement. they really mean so so much. thank you Sophie

  6. OMG your trip is sooo soon! You must be so excited!! I hope you finally find out what you want to do, and have loads of fun with your family, and friends!
    I cannot wait to see what you'll buy!
    I would definitely bring some gum, hand moisturizer, face moisturizer, and face wash on the train so that you can have a clean skin for your flight! Magazines, and movies are definitely a must a well!


    1. ahhh Alexandra, it's in less than 24 hours. Thank you so much for all the kind words and the lovely conversations we've had lately. Also great tips!

  7. I hope you have the best time lovely! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com


  9. Good luck on your little adventure! It all sounds really exciting, especially beauty school! Hope you have a lovely time! :)

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

  10. Wishing you the best of time going home. Hope it provides you with more answers than questions. What a brave thing to do to move so far. I get nervous flying too. Just try to stay calm. I just pray the entire time!!


  11. Stefanie!
    Don't be nervous! In reality, yes, the plane ride will probably be long, but I'll be you'll sleep (and drink-haha) so it will go by quick!
    What beauty events are you going to while you're here? And I can't believe you're looking into beauty school! Big step! :D

    SEE YOU SOON!!! <3333


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  13. This sounds super exciting Im even excited just reading this. Hope you have an amazing time with your family and friends. xxx


  14. Hey, can you do a post all about how to moved out on your own and to another country? am considering the same thing and would love to hear your experiences and advice xx

  15. I just stumbled upon your blog and have to say I love it! I completely understand, sometimes time passes by so quickly we don't even realize it has happened. I'm glad you got to see your loved ones again and can't wait to read more.


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