Wednesday, 25 February 2015

OUT AND ABOUT: ITALY DAY 1

Hello guys! If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you might know that I recently went to Italy for a few days. I had a week off from uni so I decided to treat myself. I went to Milan, Padova and Venice. I stayed at a friend's house who's Italian so it was cool to have someone local showing me around and telling me about the history of the place. 
I took an early morning flight from London and got to Venice at 11am. My friend picked me up at the airport and we went to her house to drop off my stuff and eat something (yummy pasta). Later that day we met with one of her friends at the Duomo and went shopping. I didn't take many pictures as, well,  as I was too busy shopping. We went to a famous shopping centre called La Rinascente which reminded me of Harrods. I din't buy much due to not having a lot of free space in my suitcase but I did manage to pick up a few items at H&M.








Day 2 will be up  soon!
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Monday, 23 February 2015

RANDOM WISHLIST

Hello! I was thinking of posts ideas when I realised I hadn't done a wishlist in a while so I decided it was about time. My intention was to do an 'early spring' wishlist with colourful clothes and even some shorts. Well... it ended up being more like a sporty and monochrome whilst. Anyway, here's my latest wishlist. 
Black dress || Silver Slip Ons || Adidas jumper || Valentino clutch || Nike trainers || Sunglasses || Vans Slip Ons
What's on your current wishlist? 

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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

WINTER ACCESORIES

Hello! As much as I would love to wake up to spring weather tomorrow I know that is not going to happen until April at least. So, instead of trying to fight the crispy mornings, let's embrace them. I'm not a big fan of winter clothes as aI feel they are too thick and you look like a ball trying not to freeze. However, I've found that there are some accessories that I reach to quite often and that make me feel like my outfit is on point.  
NECKLACES. I only own a few necklaces but I use them quite often as my go to outfit is black jeans, black boots and black jumper (whoops) so it's quite nice to add a touch of colour. The black and gold one is from Pull&Bear, the gold one is from Boohoo and the silver one from H&M.
BEANIES. I'm not someone to wear beanies every single day but they really are my saviour when it's particularly cold that day. I have a few but, being honest, I only ever wear these two. The pink one is from Primark and the black one from Camden Market. 
SCARVES. Everyone wears scarfs and everyone probably owns a few. This winter I've been obsessed with checked scarfs. I wear them pretty much every day (no jokes). My favourite one is this dark green one from Forever 21. 
Which are your favourite winter accessories?
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Monday, 16 February 2015

MY SKINCARE ROUTINE || WINTER EDITION

Hello! Winter brings the worst out of everyone, skin-wise that is. Unless you are extremely lucky and live in a warm place where even winter is not that cold (yes, I am looking at you lucky Angelenos) your skin is probably suffering the icy wind and the freezing weather in general. Mine was until I decided to to update my skincare routine to get a decent-looking skin. Here's what I do.


MORNING

I cannot be the only one who dreads getting out of bed, let alone wash my face properly which is why I keep things very simple. All I do is wash my face with water and then I use Insta Natural's Hyaluronic Acid Serum* before applying my make up. This stuff is really good, it does everything I need it to do - it hydrates my skin, smoothes it and prepares it for make up. All in one little bottle. And, just to clarify, don't let the word 'acid' scare you; our skin already has acid so don't worry it's not gonna make your skin fall off. What the Hyaluronic acid does is retain the water within the cells. It can retain up to 1000 times its weight in water -i.e it's an excellent moisturiser. This serum also contains Green Tea,  Vitamin C and Jojoba Oil which are all great for your skin and will help it look and feel much better. To top it off, all its ingredients are natural and organic.

NIGHT

After showering I spend like 20min taking care of my skin and making sure there is no dirt/dead skin/make up residue left. I first use Simple's Vital Vitamin Foaming Cleanser to remove all my make up, it is the only cleanser I've found that removes waterproof mascara and eyeliner without having to rub it in for hours. After rinsing my face with warm water I sue Garnier's Pure Active Blackhead  Clearing Scrub which I love because it's just harsh enough to work but it doesn't irritate my skin at all. Then apply  Insta Natural's Hyaluronic Acid Serum* again and let it dry before applying Simple's Kind to Skin Light Moisturiser


What's your favourite skincare product? 

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*this product was sent to me but all opinions are honest and mine. 
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Friday, 13 February 2015

EYE MAKE UP ROUTINE

Hello! Today's post is all about my eye make-up. Now, I am no make-up artist and I've never really been quite artsy, which is why I don't do anything fancy when it comes to make-up. The very few times I've tried to be all professional it's gone quite wrong so I like to keep it simple. Most days I apply mascara and I'm good to go but that would be a very boring post, wouldn't it? Instead of telling you what I do on an every day basis (i.e when I wake up late and need to sort out my face in less than 5 minutes), I'm going to show you what I do when I have bit more time.

FIRST. All of the eyeshadows I use are from Urban Decay's NAKED 2 Basics. I use the white brush to blend 'Stark' all over my lid, this makes my lid a bit lighter and makes me look less sleepy. 
SECOND. I use the same brush to put 'Frisk' on the outer corner and blend it very well. 
THIRD. I take a smaller brush to put the lightest colour - 'Skimp'- on the inner corner. This really makes me look much more awake. 
FOURTH. Then, with a pointy brush, I take some 'Undone' underneath my eyes. Making sure I only have a tiny bit on my brush because I just want to slightly darken my lower lash line. 
FIFTH. I use Benefit's They're Real Push-Up Liner to line my upper lash line. Then I apply a few coats of Benefit's They're Real Mascara and I'm good to go! 
What's your go-to make up look?
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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

5 RECIPIES I WANT TO TRY.

Hello! I really like cooking and mainly when I'm cooking yummy things. I don't really cook many fancy dishes here as 1) I can't be bothered to spend one hour in the kitchen cooking after 8 hours of uni and 2) I don't really have utensils  to bake cook, I only have the essentials: a frying pan, a sauce pan and a few more things but nothing fancy. So whenever I'm in London I stock up on recipes I really want to try at home. Here are some of them:

SLUTTY BROWNIES
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AVOCADO CHOCOLATE CAKE 
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CHOCOLATE LAVA NUTELLA COOKIES
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WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE
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Saturday, 7 February 2015

HOW I ORGANISE MY WARDROBE

Hello! I think I'm not the only girl out there struggling to keep her wardrobe somewhat clean and organised. When you get home, late at night and tired from work/school, you don't really care where you put your clothes or whether that cute top is folded or not. I will be the first one to admit that many days I just throw my clothes inside my wardrobe and hope that they will be magically folded the next morning. After Christmas, during exams, things got out of hand. My wardrobe was  a real mess so once my exams were finished I decided to organise it properly. It now looks much better and it's easier to find what I am looking for. Here's what I did. 



TAKE EVERYTHING OUT. And by everything I mean literally everything. Take all your t-shirts, jeans, jumper, scarves, gloves and even underwear out

THINK. Think about how you could organise your wardrobe. That is, if you have a rail think what you want to hang and what you rather fold. If you have drawers, think what should go in which drawer. Basically, think what's the most practical way to store your clothes. I hang all my jumpers, cardigans, long-sleeved t-shirts and some thin jackets and then fold everything else and keep it in my drawers or shelves.

ORGANISE. There are different ways to organise your stuff. Maybe you want to organise it by colour, or by length or maybe both. I personally organise my clothes by colour as I usually know what kind of shades I want to wear that day and this just makes it a whole lot easier.  

THROW THINGS OUT. If when organising you find yourself holding a piece of cloth you had no idea you owned or something that makes you gag and don't even know why you bought in the first place, throw it out. If you haven worn it in a long period of time chances are you are not going to wear it anytime soon either and it's just taking up wardrobe space that you could be using for something else. 

ADMIRE. Now that everything is in place and your wardrobe is neat and looking nice, allow yourself a few minutes to admire your work of art. 
How do you like to organise your wardrobe?

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Thursday, 5 February 2015

OUT AND ABOUT: SNOW IN LONDON!

Hello! So if you live somewhere near London or even in the UK you'll probably know it's been kind of freezing here lately. I don't mind it being cold if it snows but it seemed that all we were getting was boring rain and very very cold weather. However, last Tuesday we did get a bit of snow which is very weird in London as it rarely ever snows (or at least that's what I've been told) . When I woke up the snow in the streets was pretty much all melted due to the salt but Hyde Park was covered in a thin layer of beautiful white snow. That morning I decided to take my camera with me on my way to uni to snap some cool pictures, here are some of them! 










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Tuesday, 3 February 2015

PARIS HAUTE COUTURE FASHION WEEK

Imagine a place where everything is carefully  hand crafted with the best fabric and with the only aim to take the breath away from thousands of people who will be watching the catwalks. This is the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Show, where outfits are so expensive they don’t even come with a price tag, where a single accessory has taken hundreds of hours of work. All the people who were lucky enough to attend, got to admire the works of art made by gods like Dior, Chanel or Viktor & Rolf.  Here are some of my favourite looks.


Dice Kayek

Atelier Versace

Chanel
Christian Dior

La Perla

Stéphanie Rolland

Stéphanie Rolland

Viktor & Rolf

Viktor & Rolf

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Sunday, 1 February 2015

MY MAKE UP ESSENTIALS

Hello! Everyone who wears make up quite often will have a few items that repurchases over and over again, like a good mattifying powder or maybe the perfect bronzer. I have a few items that I currently use every single day and think they are really good quality.

1. They're Real Mascara. I got this mascara for Christmas and I've been using it almost every single day ever since I got it. It really makes my eyelashes look like spider's legs and also very very black. One of the best mascaras I've ever tried. It retails at £19.50 but you can get it for £8-10 on eBay. 
2. Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. I am sure most of you have heard of this powder hundreds if not thousands of times. I've been using it for 2-3 years now and even though I've never tried any other powder I really love this one. Also, at only £3.99, you can't really go wrong. And yes, it is all smashed so I need to get a new one. 
3.Maybelline Dream Sun Bronzer. I bought this bronzer last spring as the one I had was too dark and looked too fake. What I love about this one is that it has three shades so you can slightly change the colour to suit the season - the darkest one for summer and the medium one for winter. It retails at £5.99.
4. NAKED 2 Basics Palette. I also got this for Christmas and I first thought I would only use it for 'night looks' or fancier looks but I actually use it every day. I'll probably do a post on how I use it so look out for that! It retails at £22 and it has the loveliest shades to use on an every day basis.
So these are my current make up essentials, what are yours?
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