May 30, 2014

What I've Been Loving (May 2014)



May has been a bit of a crazy month for me and it kinda passed without me noticing. I had a deadline mid May, so I was focusing on my thesis until that date and kinda forgot about anything else. Well, let's just say there wasn't enough space left in my mind to think about other matters. The rest of the month you say? Well, I had 5 joyous days of relaxing, writing blog posts, catching up on my fave blogs and tv shows (the latter I'm still working on) and then I got pulled back into the real world and have been working on the report ever since. Why I'm telling you this? Gosh, I actually don't know and kinda got carried away while tapping away. Albeit being immersed in my school work, I could not not satisfy my inner beauty junkie, of course.


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May 28, 2014

Sheer Bases



If you've been following the blog for a while, you know that the complexion of my skin has improved so much and I've been able to opt for sheer to light bases instead of full coverage foundations. Especially when the sun is out and it's starting to get a bit warmer aka) Sweaty Betty weather, I don't like to pile on products. I've finally found 3 of my recent favourite sheer bases that you just can't dislike.


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May 26, 2014

A Penny For Your Thoughts #6


Because we're a rebel like that. Beat that, #MondayBlues.

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May 25, 2014

The Empties Edit #3



Ever since I started this series, I've really been motivated to finish up the products I still had lingering around. I see it as a kind of spring cleaning, but then all year round. Does that make sense? Probably not. This time a selection of face, body and hair care. Yep, spring cleaning, you see.


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May 23, 2014

Bare Nails, But Better


I'm a nail polish junkie. Ask my mum and she'll say I'm crazy for intoxifying myself every other day (as I change my manicure). Ask my sister if you want to know how many polishes I have and how much that's worth. Or don't, as it's way too much for a sane person. And shock, horror, frock: I've been rocking the I-could-be-wearing-nailpolish-but-also-not-look for the past few days and I really like it.


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May 21, 2014

Vika Gazinskaya x & Other Stories



& Other Stories must be one of my favourite stores to get my fashion fix. They simply get everything right, be it tops, dresses, trousers or shoes. Their beauty section is fantastic and manages to makes my heart beat faster. Am I the only one rooting for a 'Home' section? Anyways, Vika Gazinskaya recently collaborated with & Other Stories and designed some brilliant pieces, and I managed to pick up some of the pieces.


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May 19, 2014

Time For an Upgrade



Ah, only when writing this post I realised that 9 out of ten is into her second year already. We're two years old, people. That calls for a celebration! Well... I kinda unconsciously celebrated it by upgrading my camera to this gorgeous thing of an Olympus OMD EM10.


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May 18, 2014

Spring Look III -
Cocktail Sippin' Worthy


Spring equals sun (if you're lucky), which equals drinks with friends, which equals cocktails. Someone get me a Sex on the Beach! That's my drink y'all. And whilst the sun has been out quite a bit the past few days, I haven't been able to sip my first cocktail under sunset. And mark my words, I will definitely be rocking this look when the time finally comes.


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May 16, 2014

Spring Look II - Bronzed Goddess


Perhaps it's a Western thing, but I just find that everyone looks a bit better with a (slight) tan on. Now I ain't talking about Oompa-Loompa-get-me-a-full-on-Snooki, but a healthy bronzed glow makes everyone look so much more awake and well... healthy. Now I have realised that achieving such look is way less difficult than a math problem and only require to switch around a few products. Booyah!


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May 14, 2014

Drugstore Haul


Oddly enough, I haven't set foot in a drugstore besides getting vitamins and tons of cotton pads. Skincare wise, the products are no where near the variety of cool brands Boots houses, and I've just never found anything in the make up department that made me look back. Until last week. Remember this post featuring that mind-blowing, super long lasting liquid lipstick from L'Oréal? Well, that made me peruse my local drugstore for another shade and I ended up picking up a few other bits.


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May 12, 2014

Spring Look I - Natural Fairy


It's spring, the sun is out and we are all still longing for the perfect natural make up look. Having made it my mission, ever since my skin cleared up to find the perfect products for my 'I-ain't-wearing-makeup-today' look. And actually, I think I might've hit jackpot this time.


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May 11, 2014

The Best Base Coat, Ever?


And the prize to the most mentioned base coat goes to... CND Stickey Base Coat. CND being one of the top professional nail polish brands, I didn't doubt a second that I didn't need it. Yep, that's right. Quite a few moons ago I headed onto eBay and treated myself to a 1+1 and finally was able to try it myself. And for starters: it's not what you think it is, at all.


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May 9, 2014

Dirty Food


Need I remember you my love for cooking books? Dirty Food is my latest discovery and frankly I'm surprised no one has raved about it yet. Food that's packed with carbs, über-delicious and finger-licking-good? Yeah, I got time fo that.


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May 7, 2014

Lola's Apothecary Lavender & Vanilla Body Oil


It ain't a secret that I've got a weakness for beautiful packaging —I mean, let's face it: pretty things just trigger our brains. And my trigger is something that looks similar to the very bottle pictured above. A pharmacist vibe, with an actual plant (flower) in it? Yeah, that's the geek in me jumping up and down. Rest assured, it's not only the exterior that's got me excited...


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May 5, 2014

These Pumps Are Made For Walking


... that's something you don't hear everyday. Ever since I rolled into the full-time working life again, I kinda have been contemplating to wear heels again. With my ankle boots, chunky heels or the odd day I wear my Nikes, I often felt out of place next to my colleagues who have mastered the art of walking in high heels for over 8 hours. A late night browse on ASOS, a birthday coupon code in my inbox and 1 hour later I had finally ordered a pair of (ridiculously affordable) ASOS Spring Break Pointed High Heels to start learning the trade.


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A Penny For Your Thoughts #5


Life's way too precious to spend comparing yourself to others. You're beautiful as you are.

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May 4, 2014

Weekend Wish List #9


Is it bad to have a mental wish list even though it was my birthday last week? Gosh, I know I'm terrible. Though that doesn't stop me from making lists —that's just how I'm wired and we've just got to suck it up and deal with it. Or well, my bank account has to...


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May 2, 2014

Where'd You Go Bernadette


I'm of nature a fast reader, but when I can say that I've finished reading a book within a day it can mean only two things, 1) it's super thin or 2) it's bloody darn brilliant. And Where'd You Go Bernadette definitely falls in the latter category.


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