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15 October 2018

Argan oil night repair serum

** On a personal note this week: The Fall Tag by Hailey

The winter is coming! That's a Games of Throne reference, right? I haven't watched a single episode, but I think I got that right. How is it already fall? Mother Nature obviously hates us and the year passes by so quickly. Of course, with the colder weather, my beauty routine changes. If you can even call it a routine. 
Fortunately, I don't have much skin problems throughout the year. The most problems cold causes is to my fingers and I have a perfect solution explained and showed in one of my old posts Nivea's SOS hand balm. Of course, even if it's not necessary, I do take care of my skin a bit more during winter, as opposed to just throwing on sunscreen in the summer.

11 October 2018

L'Oreal Smooth sugars nourish scrub (chocolate)

** On a personal note this week:Two of my colleagues may be dating

I already wrote an 'Essentials' post Essentials: Skincare and I mentioned how scrubs are essential products for my skincare. I found them to work well on my skin and I love using them. Most of them can replace few skincare steps so I love a product that also saves my time.

I also mentioned how I especially love chocolate during fall in my post Fall favorites | 2018 so it's no surprise I chose to write about this scrub now. Too bad you can't actually eat it. You can read about two more of these in the posts L'Oreal Smooth sugars clear scrub (kiwi) and L'Oreal Smooth sugars glow scrub (grapes) or you can read about all L'Oreal masks and other products under the label 'L'Oreal Paris'.

08 October 2018

Removing nail polish with clips

** On a personal note this week: Two of my colleagues may be dating

I've been kinda sad lately that I don't have enough time to actually do a proper manicure with drawings, stamping, gluing something or something like that. I've been doing pretty simple manicures which I really like, but I sometimes miss the creativity strike...
Also, if you know me, you know I love glitter. I need it everywhere. Doing simple, one color, manicures leaves some room for some bling and it usually ends up with a glitter top coat on at least one finger. However, removing nail polish is my worst nightmare and I offer money to somebody to take it off for me. Maybe, just maybe, I found a way to stop hating the process as much as I do now.
Note: You can find my entire manicure routine, keeping my nail polish intact for 2 weeks and more here - My nails and manicures routine.

04 October 2018

How to get ready in 5 minutes or less

How stressful it is when you've overslept and you have a meeting in 10 minutes? Or if you made plans with friends which you forgot and now you have to look great in only 5 minutes? A while back I wrote a post 5 ways to survive morning, but there's nothing helping you if you don't have a minute left to put your self together.
I personally think I have quite different morning routine than other people on the Internet. I get up usually half an hour earlier than I need to leave, I don't eat breakfast or drink coffee. I just do the essentials and I'm good to go. Of course, you'll know best what to do for yourself. However, these tips work for anyone and every routine.

01 October 2018

I'm back!

Haave you missed me? I hope you did. Haha. But I'm back now! And I'm here to stay! Hopefully. Without much rambling, I'll tell you what has been happening lately, why I haven't been active here or on social media in general, why I haven't read any of your posts (sorry!) and some other stuff.
It's been 2 months since I even opened blogger. I honestly thought I would just take a two week break to deal with my stuff and then come back, but it turned out that my assignment took a lot more time than I calculated. So, what's the big thing that occupied me? College. Or uni. Whatever you call it. I had to write my final paper and take care of tons of stuff and that was still my number one priority. To be honest, I had some time to write one post a week, but I was so stressed out all the time, I couldn't be bothered with this platform. However, I missed it almost every day.
So I can now proudly say that I finished my paper, I finished college too!! And, even though I'm starting to work today, I'm much more relaxed and happier so life is pretty good right now. I also made a pact with Anja from Gaia_s blog that we would both start blogging again in October. Her schedule has been hectic too, so we think it'll be easier to do it together, pushing each other towards the goal. Thank God for friends!
My plan now is to start posting regularly again (Monday 9 a.m. CET, Thursday 6 p.m. CET). This blog will remain all beauty, make-up, fashion, interior decor, recipes here and there and other stuff. Basically, I'll just continue where I left off. However, if you like more personal stories, there's my other blog Beehive where I'll post every Sunday noon CET. I'll include those stories here too, so you don't have to keep track of both blogs.

If you have any questions, suggestions or requests, please leave them below in a comment section, contact me via email honey.royal.lifestyle@gmail.com or on Twitter.

Thank you!!

05 July 2018

L'Oreal pure clay anti-blemish mask (the blue one)

** On a personal note this week: My body image journey - body shaming (part 1)

Are masks even a thing now? I have a feeling they had a big popularity boost a while back and then sheet masks came in and the original masks fell into the shadow. I could be wrong. But at the time they were really popular, I bought them all and now I have few of them to review.
Although there are a lot of these masks out there, L'Oreal's are the ones everybody went nuts for. Naturally, so did I. I already reviewed some of them: Review: L'Oreal Pure clay exfo mask (the red one) and Review: L'Oreal Pure clay purify mask (green one). I've also collected some of the scrubs by L'Oreal and you can read some reviews too: L'Oreal Smooth sugars clear scrub (kiwi) and L'Oreal Smooth sugars glow scrub (grapes). Now on to the newest in my collection...

02 July 2018

My skincare routine (morning + night)

** On a personal note this week: My body image journey - body shaming (part 1)

Every time I think of skincare, I just think of my grandma and my mom. To give you some background, my grandma grew up very poor. In the years of her youth, she barely had money for food so she really couldn't afford skin care products. Since I can remember, she always used the same 2 creams - Becutan and Nivea. There was no toners, cleansers, oils... And her skin is to this day (she's 79) is absolutely gorgeous.


Then I open my YouTube, I see all these beauty gurus with their routines and fancy products and then I look at myself and think if I'm doing something terribly wrong to my skin. I also wonder if they really have the time to do all that every day, because I don't. Or, at least, I don't want to lose precious time doing 20 extra steps. Not that I don't trust my grandma, but things have changed over the time so I'm trying to pick up as many useful advice as I can.

28 June 2018

Sugar spun nails

How long has it been since I posted a manicure? Seems like ages since my last 'Nails' post was about terrible experience with a peel-off base (post Barry M peel-off nail polish base). I also don't exactly know how late am I with this manicure cause I've seen it few months back. I decided to try it out anyway and see is it really as easy as they show it.
This trend is called sugar spun for whatever reason and I was really excited about it. It seemed quick and easy. It also didn't require any experience with manicures, drawings or any other form of creativity. You just need to pick out two or more colors you like together and that's it.

25 June 2018

Body hair & shaving

If you are a girl, I really hope you don't fall into my category with this topic. Since I can remember, I always had quite strong hair, thick, dense and dark brown. And, unfortunately, this didn't stop only on my head. I have the same hair all over my body. Now I know there's a hormonal disorder with extreme hair growth and I don't have that, but I have a pretty bad situation over here.
I have extremely hairy legs, mostly hairy arms, hairs on my belly and a beard. Mustache too, of course. I think some guys would be jealous of my hair growth. If you are not bothered by body hairs, this isn't post for you. However, if you struggle like I do, here are some of my products, tips and routines.

11 June 2018

Barry M peel-off nail polish base

Do I even have to point out by now that I love manicures? I don't think so. I always have my nails painted (post My nails and manicures (routine). They only get to be naked for about 4 weeks a year. If. And as much as I don't mind spending 4 hours doing my manicure and waiting for all of it to be dry, there's a part I can't stand. It's, of course, taking off my last manicure.
There's nothing I hate more regarding nails. I will shape them (post Transition from squoval to coffin nails) , apply all necessary nail care and paint them for how long it takes, but taking off nail polish is a nightmare. I do have my own trick, it's still just a waste of time for me. However (!), peel-off bases are a huge thing right now so I decided to give it a go. I got this Barry M one and tested it. I also had to make a video proof...