29 October 2018

Things for kids I still use in my beauty routine

** On a personal note this week: Why not having Netflix is a good thing

How many times have you heard "You're too old for this!" while growing up? I know I have way too many times. I still hear that from my mom. I know I'm too old for teddy bears, but they're my kids mom! My weird self aside, there are products for kids I still love to use.
I wonder to the kids aisles quite often. If I'm looking for some fun and colorful hairband or nail polishes to test. To be honest. I just like colorful rainbow stuff and small things so it's more of a pleasure trip to those aisles than anything else. However, there are some quite useful stuff made for kids, but great for my beauty routine.

25 October 2018

Essentials: Skincare

** On a personal note this week: When there's too much bad sh*t in short time

This is 4th post in the 'Essentials' series (previous Essentials: Nails, Essentials: Fashion and Essentials: Make-up) and, on the contrary of how often I've been writing them, I actually love to write these. These posts also help me realize what I actually want and need. I always emphasize how I have a small room with very little storage space so I need to take a look of what I really need to make my routine full.
Let's pretend I know a lot about skincare. Let's pretend I'm so good at keeping my skin in place that I can actually share some advice on the topic. I definitely know what to do to keep my skin great, but I often forget or I'm just too lazy for it. However, I'll write down my essentials. Also, reviews to some of my favorites here are in the photo descriptions.
Note: Even though I feature a lot of L'Oreal products, this is not a sponsored post. I wish it was though...

22 October 2018

New in | summer-fall 2018 (part 2)

** On a personal note this week: When there's too much bad sh*t in short time

I told you I have a part 2 coming out today. If you haven't read the first part of my huge shopping, read it in my previous post New in | summer-fall 2018 (part 1). Now that I look at all of these, I'm thinking do I even need it or this blog made me buy it? I guess, I'll never know. But I know now that I have some reviews coming up your way.
Photos for this post were taken just few days ago and I actually did swatches for all of these. Now that I think of it, I could have done swatches for the previous one too... I wasn't thinking back then. However it is, we're here now so enjoy the post...

18 October 2018

New in | summer-fall 2018 (part 1)

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

I still feel like I've been MIA even though I've been active here for 3 weeks now. I still feel like I'm starting fresh. I also have tons of ideas for this blog, but not enough time do actually do them all. That's why today you're going to see what I recently got. When I say recently, I mean in the past few months of me not blogging.
I also went for small shopping trips so I didn't do a haul type of post. Another thing that has happened here is I got some stuff at the beginning of summer and some just yesterday. So, that's why there are different photos and set-ups. OK, let me just show you what I got myself...

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.

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Thank you!!