Monday, November 28, 2016

Tips&Tricks | How to fix a tired face

Since I've changed jobs, I've been working a lot. I only sleep five or six hours a day, and yes of course I look like a zombie every morning. So I've came up with a small, simple and quick, routine so get rid of my super dark eyes bags!

The trick is to tackle public enemy number one : the puffiness. Cold water, cold cucumbers, cold towels. any of these work. Some people even keep a couple of spoons in the freezer and use it to de-puff their under eyes. 

I start my routine by washing my face with some cold water --  it's hard in the morning, I know, but trust me it works. I've been using a face wash from Kiehl's, pretty fancy and expensive, but it's AMAZING. After that, usually I moisturize my face and I head up to the kitchen. In side my freezer, I have some cheap power puffs that I'v bought online. And while I wait for my coffee to be ready, I putt them on my eyes for maybe 30 seconds. And it really helps me looking fresh as a daisy! 

On really bad bad days --  like the nights were I only sleep two hours and I have really dark circles --  I use a little bit of concealer and blush to make me look less like a zombie. No foundation tho, no one's got time for that! 

How do you deal with your zombie face?

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Must Watch | Haters Back Off

I just bench-watch all 8 episodes of Haters Back Off. I've really liked Miranda Sings  for a while, and I really like the girl that brings her to live -- Colleen Ballinger. This girl has such a will power, she is so strong and hard worker!

The show is awesome. I cried like a baby on the last episode. I hope there's more to come!

Friday, November 25, 2016

I love Lemon Merengue Pie. This is not the best I've ever had, but it is pretty yummy!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

How do you know you've found the one? How can you tell that your feelings are not going to change? How do you know you want to spend the rest of your days with that one person ?

Monday, November 21, 2016

Christmas | Advent Calendars

When I was a kid, every Christmas, my mom used to get me an Advent Calendar -- you know, the ones with tiny chocolates for each day! I used to love that! Every night, after dinner I used to pop the little door and eat that tiny baby chocolate! It was awesome! I few years ago, I've picked back this tradition. In the past years, I've gotten some really cool ones, with expensive chocolates or candy. But now there are super cute and awesome Advent Calendars! The Lego ones look like so much fun -- I'm thinking about getting one of those this year!
     -- Please be nice and supportive and click on at least one of the pictures! I'd do the same for you. Thank you! --

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Travel | Barcelona, Spain

I'm a sucker for cities with majestic archs. 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Peaky Blinders

if you've seen this tv-show, you're awesome

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

My Life | Fuck

I can't believe this happened.
It's my fault. I know. 
I knew better. I knew that I shouldn't let anything happen in the first place.

And the worst part is that last Friday he asked me to be his girlfriend. 
"Do you want to be my girlfriend? Forever" That's what he said. At first I said no. And that if I get close to him eventually I'm going to get hurt. I'm not that stupid. But he insisted, and I ended up saying yes. 

Yesterday, he got super jealous about something super stupid. And gave me a super nasty excuse about why he wasn't going to take the subway with me like we do everyday. I texted him later, he didn't answer. 
And this morning -- he is late for work. He's only late when he sleeps with a girl. I know what. I texted him asking if everything was OK. No answer. 

Well, fuck. We didn't even last a week.

Monday, November 14, 2016

INBOX | Dresslink goodies

I think I have a problem with all these online Asian stores that have all the things you can imagine in the world. I love expensive stuff, but I also love super cheap-y things, that look nice, and that I can wear, get dirty and used-up without feeling guilty.  I made a small order from Dresslink and I'm in love with what I got. 

This small black messenger bag is now my favorite bag ever. I use it every day -- it's small enough to keep it in my laptop backpack during the day, but big enough for me to carry my wallet, phone and keys for when I go out for lunch or a drink. And it looks way more expensive than it was! I love it so much!

I also got a KJ lippy. It's a fake, yeah. But I have to be honest, it works really well. It's super matte, it lasts hours and the color is super nice. I have no idea how it compares to the real deal, but I am so happy with it!

I also got a bunch of feet masks. These are supposed to work as the super famous "baby-feet" masks! What they are supposed to do is to make all your feet dead skin fall off, making your feet perfectly smooth! I haven't tried them yet TBH. Mostly because I haven't got the time, but also I'm a little bit scared. But I am going to do it and I'm going to show you all the progress, I swear!

The last thing I got -- and that to be honest it was a little bit disappointing -- was this mint green shoulder bag. When I saw it online I truly though this was bag -- I love the shape and the color, and it was the item that I was more excited about! But it turns out that this is more like a cosmetics bag. Although it has a place to add some straps, it didn't came with any. The lining looks really cheap and I don't really like it.

Just one last thing --  Once again I had a lot of problems with custom authorities. This package was stuck for maybe two months, and when I got it, I noticed that it had been opened (w/o my authorization or knowledge) and this really sucks. For me this is really the only issue with these online stores. I hate having to deal with all these bureaucratic issues. Argh.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

New In My Closet | Mango

-- I have a problem with Mango. Every-time I go there, I just want to buy everything. And I don't know why, but I've been really into grey. --

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Review | CHANEL Le Vernis Nail Colour 533 April

If you ask me if I think high-end and luxury products are worth the money, I'm going to say Hell yes. I grew up with my mom always having Chanel, Dior, Givenchy make up and skin care products. So whenever I want to buy something high quality, that I know it's going to last and give me a sense of luxury I always go towards one of these brands. 

A few months ago I bought this amazing nail polish. Lets just say that it was not cheap! But I just hate cheap nail polishes. You know those Cliché ones, that cost 1€ and that everyone loves? Well, I hate them! I have to put on multiple coats to make it opaque, and after two days my nails are already all chipped. And I don't have the patience or time to be re-doing them all the time. So for me that's a waste of money!

But this Chanel Nail Polish is really nice and easy to apply. It has a double cap -- the big square cap comes of, and underneath you have a small cap that you can perfectly fit in you hand, so you can better control the brush. The handle of the brush is small and the brush it self, is not very large, or wide. I like these features, since I'm actually not that good at doing my nails, and a short handle and brush gives me more precision. Oh and let's not forget the packaging. I love simple, sleek, packaging, and Chanel really nails it -- no pun intended.

The polish is very creamy but very fluid at the same time. And one coat is enough to have a full opaque coverage. The color is just so beautiful. Personally I prefer reds and pink shades on my nails -- I think that's what looks more faltering on my skin tone. And this color is really nice. And I feel like it's a good color for both Autumn and Spring! I always apply a glossy taco top coat -- comment bellow if you got the reference ahah -- and it lasts one week perfectly without chipping! It has been my go-to nail polish ever since I bought it and I'm think about getting another color. I really like it.

Have you ever tried any Chanel make up or skin care products? What do you think about it? Is the extra money worth for you too?

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Disney movies get you ready for life.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Stuck In My Head | Toothbrush

This song kinda defines my love life right now.
I'm not sure if I want to leave my toothbrush at his place.

Stuck in a limbo
Half hypnotized
Each time I let you stay the night, stay the night
Up in the morning
Tangled in sheets
We play the moment on repeat, on repeat

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Review | Nivea BB Cream 5 in 1

When it comes to BB creams I am very picky, I don't like to wear foundation on a daily basis, but I somedays I really need some color on my face. So for me a BB cream needs to fill a few requirements: It needs to be light on the skin, not greasy, it needs to set properly and it shouldn't be too orange. And when we are talking about drugstore BB creams, these requirements are easily not met.
I've tried a lot of different ones, and I think this Nivea one is pretty good.

The first thing that I have to point out is that this product comes in a closed box, wrapped with plastic, which is not normal at all for drugstore stuff. I like that. I love the simplicity of the tube and the packaging.

I chose the medium ton, which is OK for me. It's not a perfect match, but I can work with that. It oxidizes a little bit on the face, but not too much. It smells really good -- well, it has that typical Nivea smell that it is impossible not to love. It applies very smoothly, both with hands and with a Beauty Blender, however when I tried to apply it with a brush, it was a little bit stricky. It is definitely a very light coverage, but it really evens out the skin tone.

But how does it feel on the skin, during the day? Well, it's fair enough. I'm not saying that it's like you are not wearing anything. But it's light. I don't mind it. But you need to be careful if you have any oily zones. It may look weird. I always powder my t-zone to try to avoid oiliness and creasing. If you layer it with a concealer you may be able to cover some zits or acne scars, but this is very light coverage.