March 8th, 2014
Yay I have my new glasses! I am so so happy with them and even thought normally I wear contact lenses this week I wore my glasses every single day! It was really hard for me to choose a new pair but finally I am so happy with my choice! I am like a real girl: I knew the moment I put these on that they were great and gorgeous and comfy and yet I had a lot of doubts! The other 2 models were great, too! Finally I chose the ones that were really different from the glasses that I had before and I love that they’re so big!
What do you think?
My glasses are by Marc by Marc Jacobs, the model is called MMJ 585.
And I doubted a lot between these Chanel glasses: Read more »
March 7th, 2014
Time for another empties video!
Products I used up in February 2014:
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March 6th, 2014
It’s been a month since I posted a wishlist update so I decided it’s time to do a little update! Traditionally, first the summary of the previous wishlist and my comments.
Skincare. I decided to completely change my skincare routine and go professional. I already have a scheme with Christina skincare products (this is the brand that I chose) and I’ve done one of Christina facial treatments at beauty salon (it was Christina Comodex and I absolutely loved it) so now I am testing her skincare products. For the moment I like everything but we’ll see!
I am thinking about maybe doing the permanent makeup (I am thinking eye brows and maybe lips). I still have huge doubts though, but I am gathering information right now.
As I am getting married this summer and I am going to do my makeup myself I am looking for a good waterproof foundation. I am thinking maybe Estee Lauder Double Wear. But I am not sure yet, I want the very best longlasting foundation, haha!
#1: I bought and tested quite some Christina products, for now I still don’t have a complete opinion. I had some severe breakouts in the past time but I think it might be due to stress (I’ve had a very stressful period). Also, my skin is so incredibly dry! So I’m trying out all the products that I can at the moment and once I know for sure if it’s good or bad for me I’ll write a review!
#2: I am 90% sure now that I’m going to do it! I already did some research and found a great master so now I still need to find some courage, haha! Would you be interested in a review/my experience by the way?
#3: Actually I totally forgot about this one! Lately I’ve been using my Caron powder a lot so didn’t really think about foundations. Besides, I am starting a makeup course soon so I am guessing I will be able to find a good long-lasting foundation then!
So as to the products that are on my current beauty wishlist, I have the following products on it:
- My main focus is still skincare, I am currently searching for good, no, best hydration especially for my eyes.
- A set of hair care products. I’m thinking about trying something new, maybe Joico…My hair needs a good hydrating boost!
- Actually I’m a bit more into fashion at this moment so I want to renew my wardrobe for the upcoming spring. Tell me if you know any nice online shops!
This is it for now!
March 5th, 2014
I made a post about my Chanel Nail Polish Collection a really long time ago, back at the time when I didn’t have my website yet, I only had my Livejournal blog. I haven’t posted it yet on this website and I decided to fix this situation! My collection hasn’t changed a lot since then, I only have 1 new Chanel nail polish: Chanel Holiday. Actually, right now I am planning to get rid of my entire nail polish collection because I don’t use them anymore as I have switched on to semi-permanent ones. It’s so much better and faster and easier! So I want to sell all of my nail polishes…Well, except the Chanel ones. Why? Because they’re different. They’re pretty and gorgeous and special…So here it is, my Chanel nail polish collection!
Here are the beauties. Even the bottle is fascinating and pretty! Of course I love this brand. But what I love even more is the style, the trend that it creates. Trendsetting, different and new!
Chanel 529 Graphite
The first beauty is a 2011 summer limited edition, Chanel 529 Graphite. First I thought that there could be nothing worse than glitter nail polish. Now I think that there could be nothing better than glitter nail polish! There’s real chemistry going on there: all we know, the chemical structures of Graphite and Diamond are pretty alike and this nail polish shines like a diamond and is so pretty!
I lost the ring on this photo by the way…I liked it so much!
Chanel 529 Graphite – is a transparent-greyish base with lots of silver and dark grey glitters.
March 4th, 2014
Last week I already wrote some reviews about home fitness programs that I’ve tried. I told you about Jillian Michaels and this week it’s time for my new passion: Shaun T’s Focus T25!
I must tell you that I didn’t even know who that is before this program. But I decided to try it anyway. What I liked is that this program is ‘unisex’, there is a clear structure and at the same time you are doing new exercise every day. And that was exactly what I missed with Jillian Michaels for example: at some point you just get bored doing the same routine every day.
But first some words about Shaun. Shaun T or Shaun Thompson – is a fitness trainer and choreographer, he started to work with Beachbody back in 2006 when he made the program called “Hip Hop Abs”. The program quickly became America’s bestseller. Then in 2009, another hit followed named “Insanity”. Focus T25 is his newest creation that was released in 2013, so probably you will not find a lot of reviews for it yet. I decided to try it out and share my opinion with you!
The program lasts 10 weeks and is separated into two phases: Alpha and Beta, each of which lasts 5 weeks. You can buy Gamma later but I’m not there just yet. I only started doing it a week ago and for now I am fan! Sorry Jillian, but I am definitely cheating here haha! So every day you do different set of workout, each of which lasts 25 minutes. 25 minutes and there you have your beach body! Incredible isn’t it? Well actually you have to give everything during these 25 minutes and sometimes it’s hard, sometimes it’s really hard but you have to push yourself through it. Friday is a Double Friday day, so you do 2 times 25 minutes, Saturday is a rest day and Sunday you do stretching – another thing I missed with Jillian.
So for now I am very enthusiastic, let’s do this together!
March 3rd, 2014
Fragrances…I love them. My memories are associated with smells. Summer is a salty, burned skin beach, with sea notes, spring is green and fresh, winter is jasmine, vanilla and tonka beans, autumn is leather. I love fragrances and the more I learn about them, the more fragrances I discover the more I tell myself that there are brands that make ‘my’ fragrances, the ones that I adore. Hermès is one of those brands, I love practically all of its perfumes, not speaking about the Hermessence line which is just…gorgeous. In 2013 a new fragrance came out: Jour d’Hermès.
The packaging is very stylish: white box with Hermès logo on it. The fragrance itself comes in a pretty heavy glass packaging in a minimalistic style with only the name Jour d’Hermès printed on the inside.
It comes in 30, 50 and 85 ml versions and a 125ml refill.
Jour d’Hermès, Hermès’ signature scent, represents the ultimate in elegance and delicacy. It is the essence of femininity in a bottle; a profusion of flowers. From dawn until dusk, experience a luminous and sensual floral eau de parfum.
- watery notes
- sweet pea
- green notes
- white flowers
This perfume represents femininity for me. It’s elegant and fresh at the same time, perfect for a lady! It’s very warm-hearted but it’s kind of covered by the ‘first impression’ made by citrus and flowers. I can’t say it’s a citrus scent, they definitely add a nice touch and freshness to this perfume. This is not ‘just another citrus/floral scent’, not at all. This fragrance is original and yet typical for Hermès: elegant, fresh, ‘expensive’. Nothing more, nothing less.
Overall Note: A.
Where to Buy:
February 28th, 2014
Today’s my birthday! Yep, I am now 1 whole year older. I am long not as excited as I once was (oh, where are my sweet 18) and I am now 26 years old! My parents and grandmother are in town because of this event, I am really happy to see them and we do a lot of sightseeing, really cool! I am trying to be a good guide for them, haha. And a couple of days before I decided to do a manicure and pedicure. Surfing through the photos from London Fashion Week I spotted a very interesting nail trend: almond shaped nails! I decided to do this experiment right away and I love it! See for yourself:
I think it looks pretty cool!
And for my toes I went for a juicy coral shade.
Voilà! Have a nice day and a great weekend everyone!
February 27th, 2014
After yesterday’s pleasant lipstick pause, let’s go on with the sports week! So today I decided to do another review of another program by Jillian Michaels that I started to follow right after I was done with the 30 day shred. My hips and thighs have always been my biggest problem so actually in the end the choice was made as soon as I saw the program’s name. It speaks for itself and is just right what I needed! Perfect!
Jillian Michaels Killer Buns & Thighs
Do the saddlebags on your legs make you insane? Do you loathe wearing shorts because of saggy knees or flabby thighs? Have you avoided skinny jeans like the plague? Or do you just want to go from good shape to great shape and rock a bikini with the best of them? Well no matter what point you are starting out from, if you want to get your lower body in sick, crazy amazing shape, Jillian Michaels Killer Buns & Thighs promises to deliver with three fat-blasting booty sculpting workouts that will get you results fast! These 30-minute workouts range in difficulty level in order to provide something for everyone from beginners to the most advanced athletes. So what are you waiting for? Get started with Jillian MIchaels Killer Buns and Thighs today to get the rockin booty and ripped thighs you?ve always wanted!
Unfortunately (or fortunately) I haven’t read the reviews on this program before doing it…Again, Jillian, you amazed me!
Again, the workouts are separated into 3 different levels. I was doing each levels for 2 weeks 6 days a week. My body was used to everyday workouts after the 30 day shred, so I just wanted to find out what expected me here! Killer Buns & Thighs is definitely a trouble zone workout DVD, you will not see a single ABS exercise or even something for the upper body, so be prepared. Also, it is tough. But I mean, really tough! Level 1 starts off pretty ok, the exercises are not something you do really quickly but it’s survivable. And then comes the chair! I was really afraid to fall all the time! Level 2 was like hell for me. It was really really tough. My legs were incredibly sore, felt heavy…I was really happy when I was done with it and could switch to level 3, which was not easy either. In the end, I didn’t see much difference for how my legs looked like but what I did see and feel is that I could practically jump up the stairs, I felt the real power in my lower body that I seriously have never felt before! I must confess though, some movements were really tough so I did a kind of simpler version of the already simple version, if you know what I mean. So if you want to attack your trouble zones, do this DVD, otherwise you will get bored. Also, this is definitely not something for beginners!
Overall Note: A-.
Where to buy:
February 26th, 2014
Spring is in the air! I love it so much, the shining sun, the fresh air, sea gulls…it’s the perfect time to add some color onto your lips! Lately I’ve been much into the nude but now I feel like wearing a lot of color on my lips! Also, I am completely into coral shades and I love the new orange lipstick trend! So I decided to add these three new awesome lipsticks into my collection!
- L’Oreal Caresse Lovely Rose 03
- Maybelline Color Whisper Coral Ambition 430 (by the way, Maybelline has always different shade names and numbers in different countries…I found the lipstick named Maybelline Color Whisper Coral Ambition but the number was 35)
- Maybelline Color Sensational Coral Tonic 422
Here are the swatches: Read more »
February 25th, 2014
I don’t live in the USA, so I had no idea about existence of The Biggest Loser or Jillian Michaels. I also had no idea that home fitness might be so effective! I found out about her on some forum where I accidentally read some stuff about her. So many people were going completely crazy about the workouts, people either loved it or hated it and that meant that I couldn’t stay aside. I had to try it! Even though back at the time, I didn’t like home fitness at all, I had to try it!
On the internet, when I read reviews, I understood that the best way to start was with 30 Day Shred. This is probably the most known program and as the name says, in 30 days your body will be shredded!
Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred
Jillian Michaels, winning trainer on NBC’s The Biggest Loser, helps you lose big – up to 20 pounds in 30 days! Her 30 Day Shred DVD includes three 20-minute circuit-training workouts that burn mega calories and build strong, lean muscle. Each level contains a 20-minute workout based on Jillian’s exclusive 3-2-1 Strength/Cardio/Ab training circuit: 3 minutes of strength, 2 minutes of cardio, and 1 minute of ab work. There’s also a brief warm-up session and a cool down stretch. Follow Jillian’s program for 30 days and you will see amazing results!
So basically it works like this: you buy a DVD, there you will find workouts for 3 different levels. On day 1 you start with level 1, you continue doing it for 10 days, every day. Then you get to rest for 1 day, then you start with level 2, which you’ll be doing for another 10 days. Then 1 day of rest and you go on with level 3! In the end, you look at yourself in the mirror and you love the new self. Tada! Easy!
Well, in the reality it’s not as easy as it sounds. Read more »