Dealing with the Winter Blues

Ok, so by now, most of you know that I have a passionate dislike for Winter. Six years in Germany, and trust me I’ve tried, but I think I just have to accept that I will never like the chilly weather, rain and gloominess that surrounds us at that time of the year. And why should I, we don’t have to like everything right? But that doesn’t mean, I can’t try to tolerate it, because it’s here- Germany has been a cold country for centuries and it’s not going to change, no matter how many SUVs people drive. Last week was a lot of gloominess, so on Friday, I decided to paint my nails- pink.

Now, let me start by saying, that I’m not a ‘pink’ person’ at all, regardless of the fact that I have a 4 and 2 year old who are really into pink (and lilac/purple). I only own 2 articles of clothing in pink, a t-shirt I mostly sleep in, and a  scarf my cousin gave to me. Due to what pink (which isn’t even a real colour apparently?!) has become in our culture, I became vehemently against it when Maya was born. I’m not going to get into that right now, but like I said, my girls are into the whole pink mania, I tried to fight it for a while but eventually gave in.

Cut to Friday, Ella wanted pink nails, so I had to mix white and red polish which produced a shade of pink that you’d see in the movie ‘Legally Blonde‘ She was so excited by them, that I decided to paint mine too, and I’ll be damned- I kept on stretching my hand out and smiling.

look, it matches my pink t-shirt.


That really lifted my mood. So then I did my make up and felt even more like the hot mama that I am- hahahah. Ok, you get the point, I was surprised that a dash of bright colour really made me perky all of a sudden.  My husband tells me that I have way too much black in my closet, so maybe it’s time to go shopping- bring on the summer colours!

pink nails.

Ok, what are some of the little things that you do for yourself to keep your mood cheery in the gloomy weather. Let’s share…


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About Laxmi

Hello there; thanks for stopping by, my name is Laxmi (Lakshmi is the Hindu pronunciation, but pretty much everyone calls me 'Shimi' for short). I was born and raised in Accra, Ghana (Ashanti tribe) but did most of my 'growing up' (including college) in America; my 2nd adopted home. I moved to Germany in the summer of 2006 and have fallen deeply in love with Germany and Europe as a whole. My husband is German, hence the move to Germany and I am a mom to 3 of the most awesome, beautiful and coolest kids in the world-true story. So in short, I am a mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, natural hair fanatic, music addict (especially '60s and '70s stuff - although my favourite band is TOOL) yoga enthusiast, foodie, dance lover, English teacher, movie nut and entrepreneur in the making :-). My online shop is a hair product haven for natural curlies. It is a work in progress so check it out and let me know if you notice anything is off and needs to be fixed-while you're filling up your shopping cart of course :) . I started lucky curls because there is very little access to good quality hair products for naturally curly hair in Germany. My blog is mostly about natural hair care, but I will be posting my musings on anything else that I find interesting. I will attempt to post in German- or 'Denglish', is more what it will be. I'm not a licensed beautician, I just love learning and talking about natural hair. Writing in a foreign language is a big adventure for me, so come join me and let's all share in our love for healthy hair :) If you have any questions, just leave a comment here on the blog, e-mail me via or join the facebook page through for updates and all things hair related.
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2 Responses to Dealing with the Winter Blues

  1. svenja says:

    Winter’s definitely not my favorite season either, and one surefire way to cheer me up is nail polish, especially crazy bright and/ or completely outlandish and glittery colors ;-)
    When it’s particularly gloomy and nasty outside, I like to get out my nail art brushes and paint fun little pictures and patterns on my nails – there’s nothing like neon leopard nails or tiny penguins and snowmen to lighten the mood…

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