BEST OF GERMAN LIFESTYLE 2019 Yearly Favorites | Food, Fitness, Self Care, & More!

BEST OF GERMAN LIFESTYLE 2019 Yearly Favorites | Food, Fitness, Self Care, & More!


hello guys this is gonna be the last
part in this mini series of the best of 2019 German yearly favorites this is
gonna be lifestyle favorites of 2019 I broke things down into categories so the
first category is best of 2019 food favorites this has come back into my
life here and it’s my favorite water I know it sounds really weird and of
course I’m trying to be more eco-friendly which I really am I swear
because I went to Ikea and I bought a reusable bottle which is actually really
good I also bought a reusable bottle from two separate drink places and if
you bring a reusable bottle to those places then you get some money off a
drink but I just wanted to spotlight this because when I first got to Germany
in 2017 I was trying to figure out what was the most similar water brand to pull
in spring or Niagara that I have at home and I tried a lot of water brands and I
found Black Forest still to be the closest these were on sale for like
sixty-five cents each or something or even cheaper than that I don’t remember
my husband picked up the whole thing like it comes in a pack of six and he
just picked them up for me so this will always be my number one water brand the
next food favorite is chips the brand is Lorenz
and it’s crunch oops western style this I would say is like barbecue flavored so
it’s not a yearly favorite 2019 but I was inhaling them I think since I got
here or pretty much in December since I’m filming this at the beginning of
February I would have to say I think we went through like six or seven bags I’m
not even kidding like this gets me so addicted I eat one chip and I’m already
like down to the quarter of the bag and the next food favorite I’ll actually put
a selfie up here of myself I was having smoothies all last year I used to love
to get smoothies at fruit errs and immigrant immigrant is like super
expensive and I hate that their cups are still like paper and plastic and plastic
straws you know fruit eaters on the other hand they came out with their own
reusable bottle and I was sowing I knew when they did obviously because I
want to be more eco-friendly but also what discounts on drinks so basically my
favorite smoothie from brooders is the number 23 and it’s a green smoothie
every single time if I don’t get there maybe I would say
like before 12:00 then they won’t have that anymore they don’t make them for
you on the spot they’ll make everything in the morning and then if they run out
of ingredients they run out of ingredients
needless to say though I was loving drinking those smoothies last year and
of course you can make your own smoothies right I mean it’s for the
convenience and if I’m coming over here if I’m traveling I don’t always
necessarily want to cook or make my own stuff so I was spending a lot of valid
dolla bills y’all at these smoothie places oh and if you’re wondering what
my favorite smoothie from ever growing is I would have to say it’s Coco mango
if I want a green smoothie from them I would get the Gruner gorilla let’s talk
about the next category which is Fitness I wanna spotlight these protein bars and
they’re both from DM I was getting a lot of protein bars from power bar but you
still really like that brand but then I decided to try the DM brand and they’re
a lot more affordable turns out I actually like them a lot I’ll have to
say though because I was eating so many of these over the summer and it actually
really helped me gain some weight it helped me to build more muscle when I
was doing all my booty workouts especially but then of course I went
home for like two or three months came back in November and then bought some
more protein bars and I got really nauseous after a while so I don’t think
I’m gonna buy these anymore but I was having them so often last year I had to
talk about them these are the DM sportiness i’ve ice protein bars and
this one is 32% of ice which is egg white so that’s the amount of protein
that’s in these bars i recommend picking up to 32% instead of the higher
percentage ones and this one is the one in 50% the reason for that is the higher
percentage of protein in the bar the more it tastes like dirt and thought if
you’ve ever had but before 32 percent is pretty much like the perfect amount of I
know I’m eating a protein bar but it still tastes like it
you see chocolatey snack this one is called crispy caramel vanilla and this
is actually my favorite one so I recommend trying this one if you aren’t
into protein bars I don’t really take supplements for protein anymore to work
out like a lot but it’s not so much where I’m bodybuilding you know like I
live at the gym or something so if you just work at home if you’re just doing
this to stay fit you don’t have to take protein supplements but I guess if you
want to gain a little bit of weight maybe if you want to build more muscle
mass then maybe protein bars might be nice for you these are my ankle weights
and I bought these from Amazon they’re from the brand rhihub each ankle weight
is 5 pounds so together they’re 10 unfortunately they’re not adjustable
I have adjustable ones at home which really helps to you know build up your
muscles over time if you’re beginning you’re not necessarily going to be able
to lift five pounds on each ankle but for me I was already lifting at home but
I wasn’t up to 5 pounds per ankle so this really pushed me last summer to
build my booty and it actually really helped these more in a 2019 like yearly
favorite but I do want to talk about them too because I did buy them when I
came back in November and these are a set of three resistance bands these
aren’t the rubber ones these are the cloth ones and if you didn’t know cloth
ones are actually a lot more challenging to use because they just take much more
power muscle to stretch this one I don’t use that much because it’s the weakest
one but they come in a mesh bag like this with a manual here and it shows you
some loops that you can do with these resistance bands this is the medium
strength one and this is the one that I generally use for everything but I do
swap it out for the purple one which is the heaviest one when I have a move to
do that I want to challenge myself with if you’re looking for resistance bands
and you’re a beginner I would say to go with the rubber ones and then work your
way up to the cloth bands because these are very challenging let’s talk about
kitchen favorites I got these on BJ Amazon website this is the jamieoliver
pan with the brand TEFL am I saying that right I don’t even know where we got
this lid from I think the lid belongs to it because it fits so snug I tried to
find the lid online but I cannot find it but this pan is amazing I think it’s a
28 centimeter pan and it’s a nonstick pan works with induction stoves it’s
stainless steel and it’s just so easy to clean I mainly like to use this pan for
stir-fry and that was before we bought this pan from this Billings store and is
Olien this is by Ballerini it’s made in Italy so it’s an Italian pan is
somebody’s filling but it’s equally amazing this must be like a 20
centimeter pan it’s called therm point because it has
this light here that when it gets hot it turns red it’s also nonstick not only is
this really easy to clean but what I love about these pans is that when you
wash them you have to put a coating of oil on it that’s how you protect the
surface so what is this ceramic – something like that you know one of
those pans that you can also put in the oven I don’t know if you could put this
one in the oven I don’t really use of it I just use this for like eggs heating
things up making burger patties spaghetti bolognese things like that so
the oil that I use on this pan is coconut oil let’s talk about the
Ballerini knife ok so I showed the whole knife set that we bought it also comes
with a pair of scissors cooking scissors and I don’t remember what video that was
though but this knife is amazing I use two knives from the set but this one I
get the most use out of because I’m only cutting up fruits and potatoes and
carrots these are so sharp actually cut my finger I think the day before or
after my birthday with the other one the really big one I’m gonna put this down
because I like to talk with my hands it’s an amazing knife because it cuts
through things so easily of course it’s so easy to clean and it just makes
cutting a lot less monotonous and the other tool is the silicone spatula this
came in a whole set full of silicone utensils but I get so much use out of
this one I use this for pretty much everything and some
times things I’m not supposed to use it for or like I shouldn’t like yesterday I
made two burger patties and I was trying to like flip them with this thing but I
just love that you know it’s a spatula it’s a spoon it’s just an amazing shape
for pretty much everything that I cook this category is like relaxation
self-care it’s my robot friend it’s my knight PO neck massager and it’s
not just a great massager for the neck it’s a massager that works so well for
pretty much all over your body so I like the start of my neck really get all the
kinks out then I’ll work my way down my back I did a really intense workout and
my calves and my thighs were killing me my hamstrings I mean I used it on those
areas and I feel like the recovery time was cut in half because of that it just
feels so relaxing and I use this after every single time I edit because I edit
sometimes for like 12 hours it just helps me to feel like a whole new woman
and obviously it saves me a lot of money because I don’t have to go out and get a
massage for a dental favorites I have a toothpaste and I have a mouthwash this
toothpaste is my Sensodyne just says proche melts and it’s a whitening one
but it’s like a more gentle version of a whitening toothpaste and I have super
sensitive teeth so does my husband so using a Sensodyne I think has really
helped with our sensitivity to cold especially this one is a newer
toothpaste that we’re trying I wanted to try this one because it said something
about being more like protective or something and we’ve been liking it so
far and then our favorite mouthwash this is what we got when I first got to
Germany and this is the donto dense sensitive mouthwash and it tastes like
candy it’s so fun to use it foams up in the mouth so make sure that you use only
as much as it tells you to use and then for health or any supplements I have my
multivitamins and have fish pills I got these from Amazon and
actually bought them on my husband first moved into this apartment and we finally
finished them they’re both by the same brand glory feel these are the most
amazing supplements ever because they make my nails grow like crazy like weeds
man the only thing I hate about the multivitamin is that they’re tablets and
they like melt in your mouth when you’re you know taking them down with water
I much prefer capsules so that’s what the fish pills are but oh my god they
smell so bad I want to talk about my love facts or my husband and I always
joke around and call it laughs art this is what I bought when I had crazy crazy
crazy crazy crimps I have never in my entire life ever experienced cramps that
painful when I first got to Germany in 2017 I was literally on the floor like
incapacitated I was crying and when I got to the hospital that’s right I went
to the hospital at like 3 o clock in the morning they gave something to me and
within like five minutes I passed gas and almost all the pain went away to
supplement that I had to buy the facts and the facts is a powder that you put
in your mouth they’re almost like Pixy Stix and it actually tastes like that
too this is lemon fresh this helps to break up the gas in your stomach and it
does it so fast I take this pretty much every single time I feel constipated or
AM constipated and I get that relief this has been my favorite like
medication supplement what do you call this first aid thing ever now for first
aid favorites it has to be the Basques is in two plus one hi gal this is the
best cut treatment pointment thing that i’ve ever used this is actually so much
better than neosporin and I actually started to come down with some kind of
allergy when I use neosporin I don’t get any type of reaction when I use this
this is also good for when you burn yourself
this helps numb things so you bet your butt I use this when I cut my finger
with that knife it’s kind of weird though because it melts so fast like
when you first get it it’s a gel but then over time it starts to
into a liquidy gel so when you’re opening it you have to be really careful
what I pair that with is the Hans applause sensitive band-aids I have
really sensitive skin did I tell you I also have a reaction to certain
band-aids and these are perfect for those of you who have super reactive
skin like I do you do have to cut these band-aids into your perfect size which I
think I prefer now because obviously they’re customizable sometimes I cut
myself and there are tiny cuts and I don’t want to use this whole band-aid
for it menstrual products favorites I did a whole view of the menstrual cup
that I bought from DM recently it’s the eye horn pepper look oh and in that
video I’ve compared it to this Atlanta cub so watch that video to see which one
I prefer but those have been my Metro Cup favorites
and then lastly for my favorite jewelry in Germany I don’t know if I talked
about it enough I feel like I only mentioned it maybe once or twice but I
always link whatever I’m wearing in the description box and if you pay attention
to the section that says on me you’ll see that most of my jewelry is from
Bijou brigade I love their jewelry it’s like fake stuff but they do have silver
cubic zirconia stuff like that but i can wear fake jewelry i don’t have a
reaction to them these are my latest acquisition this is a pair of gold rose
earrings it’s like what he calls like a half hoop I didn’t want hoop earrings
again because they have so many of them from bu and I found these to be the
perfect earrings for me they have some style they have the hoop thing they’re
very easy to put in I bought this at the end of 2019 but I’ve been wearing them
like non-stop ever since I hope you guys enjoyed this mini series of German
drugstore and I’ll take a Amazon whatever favorites give this video a
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more videos from me I’ll leave the last two videos in the series on the screen
so you can watch either one next if you missed them

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