Friday, 28 November 2014

WISHES & GOALS FOR DECEMBER


Its been beauty madness on the blog lately, I know, I feel like I have talked about beauty related things non stop these last couple of months and how could I not? There was so many products I wanted to share with you!

But as the blog is a little extension of myself, I really want to post more outfits, places and life related stuff. I guess it all comes to better organising of my time (ouch!)... and thats why I want to start a series of monthly posts in which we can all set our wishes or/and goals for the new month. Like a little support team were we can all encourage ourselves to accomplish more things through the months. I know I am in the need of this as sometimes I feel I could´ve done much more with my days.

So here are my wishes for December!

- Make exercise a habit: I have been exercising through out the year and I think thats a step forward from not exercising at all but I really want to make it a habit! I feel like the benefits of exercising are overshadowed if I only do it occasionally.

- Keep eating healthy: I have made some good improvement in this area and I want to keep eating healthy nutritious things everyday of the month!... with one naughty day once a week.

- More persistence on my "to do" lists: I confess I am obsessed with having everything under control and I love making "to do" lists everyday, although, that does´t mean I follow them every time. I wish I was able to tick all the stuff on those lists more often and I have been successfully working on it these days. It just makes me feel like I had a great productive day!

- Embrace Christmas with open arms: This year I want to enjoy all the cheese things on Christmas; decorate (something that I haven´t done since I moved out of home), wear ugly sweaters with snowmen and all that... but most importantly, restrain myself from being a grinch!

- Plan more DIY´s: I was so excited to share my 1st DIY video with you and I promised I would make more of those but I haven´t. So this month I want to plan loads of them so we can keep making more things together.

-Smile and laugh everyday: As cheese as this sounds, I want to keep reminding myself to smile and laugh even when I am having "one of those days".


Doesn´t matter how small or big the wishes are, anything counts and I think it would be amazing if you can share your goals in a comment so we can support each other. :)

Hope you have a great month!

xoxo


Thursday, 27 November 2014

MY WISHES | TAG


CutiePie Marzia came up with a lovely tag video and I thought it would be a fun way to know each other a bit better. Hope you enjoy this as much as I did filming it. I tag all of you!

You don't have to make a video, just leave your answers on a comment! :)




Tuesday, 25 November 2014

REUNITED WITH NYX


Remember how fun it was to buy make up for the very first time? It was a thing I wanted to do by myself for myself. I spent an afternoon in the mall, going in an out of all beauty shops. Until I went to a little boutique where before I had got the most awesome jackets ever and found, to my delight, they had started selling make up as well. Which was the perfect timing as I was a little shy to stare at products with amusement in shops I had never even been in  before. 


As it was a place I used to frequent, my embarrassment sort of went away and I spend a lot of time looking at all the eyeshadows, blushers and foundations they had. They were all NYX and at first I fell in love with their cute packaging and the pretty looking mosaic blushes... from that day, I was a loyal fan of their black eye pencil and rosey mosaic blush.


Then I moved to Ireland and the inevitable happened, I had run out of NYX blush. I looked everywhere with hopes of finding a little NYX stand, I searched everywhere, went in to every  drug store I could find. considering my options I tried their website, what I wanted was out of stock. I almost gave up, until I visited a little town nearby, very small one street town. I was  finally reunited with this lovely big brand in the unlikeliest of places!



I wish I had bought more stuff than just this but that only means next time, I will have to do a big haul! Right now I am so in love with this matte lip stick and pencil, I have been wearing them pretty much everyday and this eye pencil has a beautiful dark blue, which looks amazing on its own to create a cat eye look. Meow!


Eye pencil in Satin Blue  - Link
Slim Lip Pencil - Link
Matte Lipstick - Link




BYE BYE DRY LIPS



As much as I love the current weather, cold days mean, super dry lips. Luckily I have found some helpful ways to take care of them this year. Here are all the things that have improved my lips, making them feel healthy and soft.

Do you have any tips for dry lips? Let me know in a comment!




Tuesday, 18 November 2014

LETS TRY THIS... THE BODY SHOP COLOUR CRUSH!



The Body Shop launched their 1st line of nail polishes and I could´t miss the opportunity to share my first impressions with you!

Leave your comments, I love to read them and also, let me know which product should I try next.





Friday, 14 November 2014

L´ORÉAL PURIFYING MICELLAR WATER


I was recently introduced to micellar water and at first I was impressed with all the good things, other beauty blogs had to say about it but then I big question developed in my head. Is this simple looking water that amazing?

I had to answer that question myself, so I went on the search for a bottle of this popular stuff. I do have to say I was a bit eager to purchase the first option I had in mind as it was a bit overpriced in my opinion... after wandering around the skin care section, I found this one by L´Óreal and I am happy with it, although, I have given it an alternative use. 


Instead of its main purpose, which is to dissolve make up on an easy, simple and delicate way, I use it as a toner every morning. I love how delicate it is to tone my skin and unclog my pores, and also works great giving my face a fresh start before applying moisturiser, primer and all that. It soothes my skin and if I woke up with an annoying pimple, it will almost get rid of it.


On the other hand, I am not a big fan of using as a make up remover. Maybe I am too inpatient, or I am more likely used to make up wipes and cleansers. I had a dilemma on whether I should love it and praise it or ignore it and pass it on to someone else but I love it as a toner and it works great on me that way.

I would love to know if any of you find it helpful on removing make up and also, have you been on a similar situation where you end up giving a different purpose to a product? Let me know on a comment!


L´Oréal  Purifying Micellar Solution - Link



Monday, 10 November 2014

BEANIE SEASON





As the days get darker and mornings become grey (how dramatic did I sound!) I am now trying everything as possible to bring up some colour to my routine. As much as I love monochrome, I am starting to realise that, if I don´t want to feel a little under the weather  this season, I have to bring a little boost of pastels and even 60´s inspired florals into my wardrobe.

I really love the result when you add a hint of contrast, to a very simple outfit and whenever I spotted this fluffy beanie I knew it had to be mine. Oh, and wait to hear where I got it!... I was doing some grocery shopping in Tesco when somehow I walked through the clothes section. Little I knew they had the cutest beanies and gloves this year! They all seem to have good quality and they are less than £10.

I have to say, I am so tempted to visit that section again and get more beanies!


Outfit:
Beanie - Tesco
Top & Jeans - Primark
Jacket - H&M
Trainers - similar here



Saturday, 8 November 2014

BIG THE BODY SHOP HAUL


A couple of beauty gems, new make up products and more. Nothing better than a big haul! Have you tried any of the products I mentioned? Let me know on a comment! :)





Friday, 7 November 2014

A NEW LOVE AFFAIR… CLAIRE´S!




Lately I have developed a crush on Claire´s jewellery. I cannot pass by without getting drawn in for a quick visit to their store every time I am in the mall and to be honest, I don´t even restrain myself from doing it.

They have the cutest pieces, as you can tell by the macaroon bracelet, and the first time I spotted that tiny potion bottle filled with stars a big "awwww" came out. If all things kawaii are not precisely what you usually wear, I also found a couple of more minimal necklaces and statement pieces that are too pretty to resist. I feel like this is not a great discovery as Claire´s is nothing new for girls in UK & Ireland but for me it was a big deal.

I feel like I underrated this place due to my silly assumption that it was for a much younger crowd but they have lovely collections and it is very similar to Accesorize and other places of the sorts, they have things for everyone including tiny macaroons with adorable faces! 



Thursday, 6 November 2014

OCTOBER FAVORITES


November is here, I know! But October was a great month full with some worthy finds… a few drug store beauty crushes, new additions to my wardrobe and even a psycho thriller I cannot stop thinking about. Lets talk about all those things we loved through out the last month!